Worse peel-off mask I have tried. It make my acne worse and didn't brighten my complexion at all. The only effects I could see from the mask were negative. I liked Queen Helen's Grape Seed Peel-off mask better and Boscia's black mask way better.
Shampoo -Organix - Ever Straight Brazilian Keratin Therapy
jooelze 5/6/2012 7:22:00 PM
I like how this makes my hair look, and it does seem to add to softness and shininess. However, the smell is overwhelming. It makes you smell so much of coconut that it cannot really be worn out of the house. If you put a ton in your hair and let it sit for a few hours and then wash your hair, your hair will look nicer afterwards. Would be a great product if not for the smell.
Styling Products -Organix - Renewing Moroccan Argan Penetrating Oil
jooelze 5/6/2012 7:16:00 PM
This does nothing for my hair. No matter how much I put in my hair looks exactly as it does before. It does not appear to add to softness, silkiness or anything. My hair is not color treated or heat damaged, so I have different experiences with hair products than many other users.
This is the best treatment I have found for my acne and I have been on several prescription medications for acne including differin. You need to make sure you buy full fat yogurt, which can be hard to find (Organic and health food stores are more likely to have it). I use the brand Greek Gods. You have to rub it into your face for about a minute and then let it sit for about ten minutes and then wash it off. don't leave it on for too long (more than 30 minutes or so) you will cause facial redness. Best acne treatment ever. So much better than anything you will ever find in a tube at the drug store. And trust me, I have tried them all.
I don't notice any effect at all from using this. Maybe it makes my skin a little brighter? But not a large effect. I have used it about three times now. I had much better results from Boscia's black luminizing mask. Shame, I loved the price.
Sunscreen -Neutrogena - Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 55
jooelze 5/5/2012 9:54:00 PM
This is a good sunscreen. It can leave my skin looking a bit greasy and shinny, but it is strong overall. It is also one of the only daily sunscreen I have found with such a high spf. The container is small, but it lasts a long time (one container lasts months for me), and it is cheap. I think that it might make me break out a little, so I make sure I wash it off every night. Of course, everything I put on my face makes me break out.
This is the main foundation I wear. I found it looked better and more natural than sephora's line or covergirl. It is relatively inexpensive and provides a pretty natural look. I am not 100% satisfied, I would like something even more natural, but I have not found anything. The foundation is very difficult to remove, which is good sometimes because it doesn't come off in the rain or when you are sweating, but you do have to scrub your face at night to get it off. It can cause my skin to break out a little (but I have never found a foundation that doesn't). It covers up imperfections in the skin pretty well. Better than any other foundation I have tried.
Sunscreen -Peter Thomas Roth - Uber Dry Sunscreen SPF 30
jooelze 5/5/2012 9:48:00 PM
I can't layer makeup on top of this sunscreen at all. Whenever I use the sunscreen, it just rubs off my skin in a white residue. It feels like it doesn't sink into my skin at all and just sits on top in a thin sheen. It does not make me look good or natural.
Cleansers -Origins - A Perfect World Deep Cleanser
jooelze 5/5/2012 9:44:00 PM
This is my favorite face cleanser. The smell is wonderful and it leaves my face feeling really clean and soft. It doesn't dry my face out like many other cleansers do, so I don't even feel like I need lotion after using it. My face feels oil free without feeling dry.
This really does make your complexion look brighter. I can see a huge difference after using it and my face feels wonderful too. You just look generally healthier and younger. However, the tube is tiny and you only get about 6 uses per 30 dollar tube. I would give this five stars if it wasn't so expensive. It does not improve acne at all, but then again, I long ago concluded that acne has nothing to do with clogged pores.
The packaging is immensely inconvenient and insures you will waste tons of the product and that it will get all over. The product provides no cover for redness or imperfections. It also tends to cake and look chalky. It does not look natural at all and people can tell that you are wearing foundation. I only used a few times and then ran back to Revlon which is 1/3 the price and much more natural looking.
Treatments -Jason Natural Cosmetics - Tea Tree Oil
jooelze 2/10/2012 2:58:00 PM
I did a science experiment in high school testing various products' efficiency at killing one type of bacteria that causes acne. This did better than anything else I could buy at the drug store. However, when I try to use it on my pimples it has no result. I will apply it to a pimple and the pimple will just continue to grow unimpeded. As well, even extremely diluted tea tree oil turns my sensitive skin red for days. It did well in my science experiment and seems to work for some people, so I am not totally panning it, but it didn't work for me.
I got the lightest shade and it was too dark and yellow for my skin. It also make my skin look chalky and was really cakey. It did not look natural at all. I went back to my old brand, Revlon Color Stay, after only two uses. Revlon is half the price this was.