Jasmine smells delicious. I purchased one for myself and another for my mother. It's hydrating for dry skin. Scent lingers, but is not overpowering.
Lotions/ Creams -Unlisted Brand - Atopalm MLE Body Lotion
kyasha 7/27/2011 7:08:00 PM
Fabulous product. When I can't squeeze out any more product, I cut the plastic tube to get every bit out. Very hydrating. Great for winter.
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Atopalm MLE Face Cream
kyasha 7/27/2011 7:07:00 PM
Excellent product line. Hydrating but causes no acne. I stalk websites in preparation for this winter product. Atopalm also came out with a paraban-free cream that I hope to try.
I didn't like the aluminum feel of this package. It's like a toothpaste covering, but needs additional pressure for it to push out product. Calendula was very calming. The cream is moisturizing for dry spots. I applied it to my oily T-zone without problems. My mistake was purchasing the large version; I had more product than I knew what to do with. Not really a problem.. started to apply on my body without problems.
Hair Removal -Unlisted Brand - Emjoi Emagine Epilator
kyasha 7/27/2011 7:02:00 PM
Removable cord, unfortunately not battery operated. The noise is somewhat dulled compared to other epilators I've used. Very thorough. Great for a quick tweeze of arm and leg hair. Purchased it on sale.
Skincare - Face -Unlisted Brand - Melvita Shea Butters
kyasha 7/27/2011 6:58:00 PM
THis is a review for the organic shea butter. I use it as a hand cream after washing. It's greasy, but it does the job. I like that it comes in a tin. I used every glob of it!
Gels/Soaps -L'Occitane - Amande Cleansing and Soothing Shower Oil
kyasha 7/27/2011 6:56:00 PM
This shower oil is hydrating, with a slight almond scent. I don't like how it has sodium lauryl sulfate. Good winter buy.
This product is my go-to night moisturizer. I believe it has made my skin more firm and bestows a slight glow. I don't break out with this regimen. I'm very impressed and will repurchase.
I love this serum. It was expensive, but worth every cent. Fortunately it was on sale. You only need a few drops to cover the face. I've noticed it does fade acne scars (give it time!). My dermatologist recommended I use this in the morning to give additional protection from the sun. It is not hydrating alone -- it's a serum -- but it can be used in conjunction with other products. It comes in a darkened bottle so it is protected from sunlight, which can break down vitamin C.
Sunscreen -La Roche Posay - Anthelios XL SPF 60 Fluide Extreme
kyasha 7/27/2011 6:50:00 PM
This is the best sunblock. I like to shake, hear the click clack, squeeze the bottle. It leaves a whitish film, but I don't mind. When I wipe my hands or face on a white towel, it does leave a yellow stain. So beware! I never burned when I wore this sunblock. I wear it even when exercising, but the sweat does sting when the sunblock goes with it.
Lotions/ Creams -Lisa Hoffman - Spa Shower Body Lotion
kyasha 7/27/2011 6:46:00 PM
I bought the cream version, in a strange push jar. This push jar is ridiculous. You need to pump a few times to obtain product, then it slowly dies on you. I prefer a bottle where I know how much product I have left. The scent is a little overpowering; I only use it when my significant other isn't around. The cream is very hydrating. I bought this for 50% off; I would not purchase at the regular price.
For the lip treatment - very hydrating night treatment, keeps my lips soft. Eliminated some dark spots on the sides of my lips. For the Vit A & C serum - gel-like silicone feel, but hydrating. I purchased both products 50% off and it was great!
I have highly tolerant skin after years of Retin Micro A use. Decided to try this with the encouragement of my dermatologist to help with flakes from the Retin A. She recommended to use it twice a week. I use it as a 5 min mask, then wash it off. I had a lot of cystic acne break outs recently, and I'm trying to determine if this is the problem. Will wean off and try to figure it out.
This product was a pleasant surprise. I was searching for a day moisturizer with sun protection. It easily survived high temperatures of 100F without problems. I sweat a little, but it caused no breakouts on my oily T-zone. It was hydrating for my dry cheeks, neck, decolletage. Potential repurchase for summer.
Treatments (Eye) -Lancome - Renergie Microlift Eye R.A.R.E.
kyasha 7/27/2011 6:31:00 PM
I felt like this product was somewhat hydrating. It mainly sat on the area under my eyes. It's very thick, and helps with the application of concealer. It was very smooth in consistency, but becomes gummy with time. Will continue my search for a new eye product.