Wow I've only been using this product for a few days but I already feel like I need to write a review! I have had moderate acne that is now under control with birth control(Loestrin 24 fe) but years of cystic acne has left my skin in pretty bad shape. I have a lot of hyperpigmentation and some shallow/indented rolling scars on my cheeks along with blackheads on my nose and cheeks. The Tazorac website recommends using a moisturizer before applying which I have not done and have had no issues. However, I have pretty tough skin and have been using chemical exfoliants and retinoids for some time now. Within two nights of use, my indented scars on my cheeks are gone!! My hyperpigmentation is starting to lighten, I have about half as many blackheads and my skin is literally baby smooth. I wash at night with Cetaphil gentle cleanser wait five minutes then apply the Tazorac, in the morning I moisturize and apply Aczone to any bumps the Tazorac has brought up. I have not had an initial breakout but will update if that changes since I have not been using the product for too long. As far as the price goes, I have been getting samples from my dermatologist so I cannot comment on that. As soon as I run out of samples,though, I plan to get a prescription for a full size tube from my derm. I realize everyones skin reacts differently but after years of trying to get my skin back to normal after bad acne I have finally found an HG product! ***Forgot to mention I am using the Tazorac cream 0.1% in gold/white tube**
I LOVE biotin! I have been taking two 5,000mcg pills everyday for the past few years and the results are amazing. My hair is very prone to breakage(due to styling, coloring & so on), after a few weeks of regularly taking biotin I noticed breakage reduced by 90%. It also helps to strengthen & grow my nails, although that is not my main purpose for taking it. I read that some reviewers experienced breakouts with large doses of biotin. I am pretty acne-prone and have not noticed any breakouts associated with biotin. My hair grows about an average of an inch or so a month now and I am constantly receiving compliments about how fast my hair grows and how healthy it appears. I would say this is a must for any woman's medicine cabinet. Another plus, biotin is dirt cheap, found it at walmart for about 10 bucks a bottle which normally lasts me about a month and a half.
Conditioner -L'Oreal - Feria Color Moisturizing Treatment.
jmark3 2/24/2010 4:49:00 PM
Omg this conditioner is awesome! I have fine, dry, color-treated hair and am always looking for a good deep conditioner because of my constant coloring and blow drying. Thanks to MUA I have found my hg! I use this product every week or so after shampooing. I purchased at Sally's for $7.99(such a bargain considering the great results and the fact I am only using once a week). I would def recommend this to anyone!!
I was very surprised to see so many negative reviews. I love Ulta (Tampa,FL location) and every few weeks make the 20 minute drive there. It is very convenient to shop there as they carry high and low end products. The SA at my location are helpful without asking 400 times if I need help finding anything. I have noticed on occasion a SA watching me but I'm not stealing and they are just doing their job, so I have no problem with this. I do use their rewards card but have not tried the coupons so I have not run into problems with them. I will def continue shopping here and I hope to never have the issues some of the other reviewers mentioned.