I've been using this on my face for 2 weeks. In the morning and at night I massage this into my face. Then I use one of those really thin kitchen cloths and hot water to wipe the cream off. I was very concerned that I would be left feeling greasy- I am have combo skin and have the potential for t-zone about halfway through the day. However, my face does NOT feel greasy at all. (Maybe those who feel greasy are not getting off all the cream? I haven't found it that difficult to do.) I feel that my skin has been less dry and my little patch of eczema is gone. I've had one tiny zit. Typically I have 3-4 zits a week and also get one nasty cystic acne a month. I was concerned that putting oil on my face would exacerbate this, but it has not. I am still using my glycolic acid face wash once every other day for exfoliation purposes. And I do moisturize after using the cold cream both morning and night. I'm surprised I like this, as much as I do. I like it so much I'm actually willing to spend the 5 minutes or so that it takes me. The ability to remove mascara and eyeliner is also a big plus!
I purchased this on the suggestion of the SA at the Dior counter. My lips are always chapped. I've used every kind of lip junk under the sun to no avail. Chapsticks, lip scrubs, glosses, balms- all in various brands. The only one I liked was natural Chapstick brand chapstick. And, of course, I can no longer find it. I could see the peel effect this had on my dry lips. The dead skin began flaking off immediately. I wasn't too excited about the price, but I have put more than its cost into all those other products. After 3 days, I still have some dryness, but my lips are MUCH improved! I wasn't interested in the plumping claims. However, I can 'feel the tingle,' and their seems to be a noticeable difference albeit temporarily. UPDATE: Although I still feel my prior comments are accurate, I do not feel that this products provides a permanent solution to my chapped lip problem. It seems to dry out my lips with continued use. I do like the shine and peel effect, but it's not moisturizing enough.
I used this by spraying the product onto a foundation brush. I applied it very lightly. It went on easily and did stay put all day. I even like the way it made my skin look smooth and dewy. However, I have fair skin, and the color was just too orange on me. My face looked like it belonged on a different neck! I might consider repurchasing if a lighter color was available. I used the 200. It is very pricey though. I plan to return it since the color wasn't right.
I have had a difficult time finding the perfect eyeliner. I found the pencils easier to use, but they always smeared through the day and made my lids look greasy. Wet liner stayed on better, but was hard to handle, always too wet. I love this cake liner! It stays on so well, and I've found it easy to use...just make sure you don't wet it too much. It's more expensive than a drug store liner, but not that much considering the better quality.
Cleansers -Jan Marini - Bioglycolic Facial Cleanser
kellymoore4 11/28/2008 8:30:00 PM
I started using this cleanser a week ago after visiting a local spa for a facial. I have been using it on dry skin with dry hands...rub gently, then leave on while I brush my teeth. I did notice an increase in acne following the facial (which is typical since it's getting out the stuff you don't normally see). This cleanser has dried up those zits. I have noticed the blackheads on my nose decrease. (I think only I noticed them before but eww!). I've also notice my skin seems to have that fresh glow and is very smooth. I would get home from work pre-cleanser and my face would be 'glowing' from the greasies. Now it's 8:30pm, and my face doesn't feel the least bit greasy. I really like this cleanser so far. I will continue to use it. It is pricey, but you don't need much. I also appreciate the minimalist packaging- less waste! My bottle does not have the pump pictured, and I have not had a problem traveling with the type of bottle I purchased. Maybe this has been updated due to consumer issues? **Most recently (last couple years) I have used these other cleansers and much prefer this Jan Marini cleanser: -Body Shop Tea Tree -Clinique Acne Solutions -Neutrogena w/ BP -Cetaphil