Scrubs -Jason Natural Cosmetics - Red Elements Exfoliating Scrub
kpage828 8/20/2006 12:15:00 AM
I only use the scrub once a week, but my skin feels so soft afterwards that I'm tempted to move up to twice a week. The natural ingredients seem very nice, but I don't like the packaging. No breakouts or irritation yet. I'm curious to try the rest of the red elements line as I like this one so much.
Gels/Soaps -Jason Natural Cosmetics - Satin Shower Body Wash Rosewater and Glycerin
kpage828 8/20/2006 12:04:00 AM
I love the clean rose scent and that it's SLS free. This is a definite repurchase for me.
Moisturizers -Alba Botanica - Alba Hawaiian SPF 30
kpage828 8/19/2006 11:51:00 PM
As much as I love the scent and the way it softens my skin, I have a ton of new freckles on my arms since I started using this as my daily body sunscreen. What a pity, especially because I realy did use it daily because I love the smell. I should point out that I am very pale, but only have sun exposure during work commute. On days I'm in the sun for longer periods of time I use a stronger physical sunblock. I hope they improve this to be truly full spectrum.
This seemed to enhance the razor burn on my bikini zone and really stings. I won't repurchase and it's overpriced for a combination of items that are already in my medicine cabinet (alcohol, glycerine, & salicylic acid).
Moisturizers -Eucerin - Extra Protective Moisture Lotion SPF30
kpage828 5/1/2006 3:34:00 PM
This is a good protective moisturizer for oilier skin types, it absorbs quickly, no perceptible sunscreen odor, and dries matte. I used this for many years, but recently my combo skin has become drier & I needed something more moisturizing. I'm once again on the search for the perfect moisturizer with sunscreen. Also, my skin tone is very fair so I had no problem with any white residue.
I used this cleanser for over a year & finally realised that it was too drying for my combination skin. It is better than the soap cleanser I had used before, but still not gentle enough.
I've never had luck with topical salicylic acid treatments, but this was so cheap I had to try it. First time was just the aspirin/water combo that irritated and dried my skin. I decided to give it one more try mixed with miracle whip, this is the magic combo for me. I dissolve the pills in a little water first, then mix with the miracle whip, apply, and rinse off 15 minutes later. The miracle whip keeps my skin from being dried out and keeps the aspirin from flaking off, but it still noticeably shrunk my pores. I only use once a week. UPDATE: Tried blended with yogurt last night & while it is a little runnier, the yogurt still keeps the aspirin from flaking off while drying, smells better than miracle whip, a little less moisturizing, but overall I like this combination a little better.
Moisturizers -Desert Essence - Jojoba Oil - 100% pure
kpage828 5/1/2006 10:30:00 AM
This is the perfect moisturizer. I had been putting gobs of cream moisturizer on dry, flaky patches of skin, which did nothing except clog pores. Since using jojoba oil as a moisturizer, my skin is so soft w/ no flaky spots.
This makes my skin feel like silk when using it under my moisturizer. I don't believe any products are "anti-aging", so I won't comment on those advertised benefits, but I will definitely buy again. At under $20, this is a great skin treatment.