I've been searching for years, but I think I may have found the "holy grail" of home hair color. This stuff looks even better on me than salon color (unless one pays hundreds at a premium one). I am dark blonde and have over 50% gray hair, mostly around my face. #60 (dark ash blonde) covers the gray, looks natural (no brass), lasts about 4-5 weeks, smells great (no overpowering ammonia fumes), but costs around $3 at my local drugstore! The only differences I see between Colorsilk and the pricier ones are that the others provide medical-grade gloves, a large tube of conditioner, and some include a special applicator comb. I would pay big bucks for Colorsilk just to avoid the fumes (L'Oreal is one of the worst). I've used about 6 times and color has been consistent. I also leave on for the max. time allowed. I read some of the negative comments, so I wanted to add that my hair is not permed or processed in any other way, and I don't use a flatiron or blow drier, so that may account for why it feels healthy after coloring. Love, love, love this color kit and will be using exclusively from now on.
I have been using this product for around 5 years on my now-50 year old skin, and it has definitely improved the texture (warning - this is not an overnight solution for your pores - you must have patience). The pores on my nose don't seem much different, but that's a major problem area. The toner smells nice and light (many out there are heavily perfumed), does not sting unless you have a deep pimple, and is great at removing grime and makeup. I have combination skin, and it cleans the oily t-zone but does not dry out the cheeks. It has unfortunately become really difficult to find; just managed to grab a few bottles at Ulta, but I'm stumped if they stop carrying it. I'm really hoping this isn't a sign that the company is ready to discontinue - I will be heartbroken.
I tried many other primers (Chanel, MAC, among others), but this one is the best. I have combination sensitive skin, and definitely imperfect skin. People compliment me every time I use this under my foundation how nice my skin looks, and ask what I have been using. Foundation lasts much longer, and doesn't fade. Since my skin is very sensitive, I use for special occasions only, just in case, and it goes on rather slick, so I use very sparingly. No breakouts or other issues, so far. The tube itself is a pain, as the nozzle opening is really tiny and gets clogged, so if you squeeze hard the product shoots out all over the place.
Since MAC discontinued my favorite Studio Finish foundation, I have been trying to find one that comes close (oil free and fairly sheer). Studio Tech was recommended by the salesperson, and it does have a pleasant consistency, though a bit thicker than my fave. I have sensitive combination skin, with a tendency to break out, so products have to be completely oil and allergen free. I don't know what is in this stuff, but I tried over the holidays, and it was a DISASTER! My skin broke out like it hadn't in years, and it took days of applying glycolic acid to clear up. Horrible, will never buy again.
Gels/Soaps -Kiehls - Grapefruit Bath and Shower Liquid Body Cleanser
kz59 8/10/2009 11:08:00 PM
Bought this since I love everything grapefruit, and it's a real disappointment (tester in the store smelled fine, so this is either an old batch or they enhance the testers). It smells barely of grapefruit, and vaguely of plain castile soap. Lathers OK, but the liquid is very runny, so it won't sit in the palm of your hand while you lather, but will run down your hand and between your fingers. What a waste!
I have been using this product for a few years, with no problems. Color was accurate (106 med. ash blonde), covered my gray hair, though it faded quickly and had to be reapplied every 4 weeks (I have a lot of stubborn gray hairs!) Got quite a shock last night with the new formula. Yes, it colored all the gray hairs, but the color is awful! Sort of a muddy dk. ash blonde (I thought this new formula was supposed to look more natural?) Yuck! Unfortunately similar to an incident I had years ago with "new & improved" Garnier Nutrisse haircolor, which came out so dark I needed a hair emergency appointment with a pro. I won't be using this one again.