A genious product! I have been using only "natural", "organic" skincare for the last 5 years, especially Dr. Haushka and Dr. Alkaitis. While I really felt that I indeed could eat those products so pure they were and so good ingredients they used :) they made my otherwise normal good skin more sensitive, more irritated, my hair thinner though healthier and my eyes always irritated because of all the essentian oils... I recently changed all my skincare regimen and now use EL Advanced skin repair syncronised complex together with this anti-redness cream- oh what a huge difference!! While the Recovery complex is another story I'll definitely write a review about some day:) this cream calms down my skin instantly, moisturises perfectly, doesn't smell of oils and roses and whatever else and doesn't irritate me at all - what a relief! I'm also using Micellar cleanser by LRP and love it madly too. I am going to try other products by this company, I seem to like thema lot and they do good to my skin.
:) what a wonderful, joyful, light and delicious scent! yes, this is my favourite from the whole PdR line, together with Zephir de Rose. very simple and still so bright. i will buy a bottle of this
Fragrances -Les Parfums de Rosine - Zephir de Rose
land_cruiser 1/22/2010 10:05:00 AM
This is the most beautiful, fragile and delicate fresh rose perfume I have ever smelled in my life! I have never been a fan of rosesd in perfumes, but have always wanted to be one:) so I just kept trying and trying and ... failing to like anything I tried. Un Zephir is so delicate, fresh and so true to life it's like walking in a garden in the morning. And it is simple. Not straight-forward, but simple like a zen poem - the whole world seen in one rose petal. How absolutely wonderful! I said ah! aloud when I tried it for the first time and just laughed of happiness:) And I always used to think I like dark complex moody fragrances!:D All the best things are simple and easy. This is one of the very few scents that I've tried (and I've tried hundreds) that made me think: I want to smell like this:) I'll definitely buy a full bottle of this
love it and always come back to it. i don't remember if i wrote a review on it before, but it's worth another great one anyway :) it is a perfect amsterdam in october fragrance to me. just amsterdam in october, with no leaves on the trees, wet asfalt shimmering under the rain at night, canals, the sweet smell of the fallen leaves, the waves of warmth and sweet exciting aromas from the cafes i pass by... :)
THE best hair product I have ever bought. gives me perfect soft healthy hair without making it heavy or greasy. love this! the only downside is that i bought a small bottle :) will definitely buy again and again
what an eatable red color!:D THE perfect red, as the other reviewrs said. this one, together with facettes d'or are my hg. fantastic color, can't wait for my bf to come back home and see me wearing it :)
Absolutely fantastic product, I have always been searching for somehting gentle for my sensitive skin and this powder is just perfect. It "polishes" and exfoliates and I love the powder form! It is very gentle and I use it every evening after removing my mu. It is one of the three skincare products I'd take with me on that deserted island;) (together with Dr.Alkaitis Day cream and his Soothing gel). Definitely recommended.
Moisturizers -Dr. Alkaitis - Nourishing Treatment Oil
land_cruiser 11/24/2008 11:24:00 AM
I agree with the previous reviewer completely! This is an excellent all-purpose oil. I use it after peeling (kanebo silk peeling powder) or deep cleansing masks - when my skin feels a bit too dry. Sometimes i also use it instead of my night cream (never say dry by Origins). A perfect oil which absorbs quickly and gives my skin just all it needs.
I got it as a free gift from their website. I love it just as much as I love all the other products from Dr.Alkaitis! I usually mix it with a teaspoon of sourcream:) or yoghurt. It is quite difficult to describe the effect these products have on my skin. As well as the creams and gel and oil from the line this mask doesn't feel like "cosmetics". I think the description on their website is totally right, all the products feel more like "skin food". they just sink inside my skin and don't stay on its surface only, like too many other products (unfortunately) do. btw, the day cream is also excellent! I only wish it all wasn't so expensive:(
I discovered this line by accident some months ago and now I have purchased almost all the products. I have tried a lot of "natural cosmetics" brands, but I guess I will stop searching for the perfect products now, at least for a while:) This gel is so wonderful! I have rosacea and while my skin is very good my poor nose is almost always red and the skin tehre is irritated. This gel makes wonders to it! I tried several prescription cosmetics against rosacea, but nothing really helped much. this gel does calm down my irritated skin and reduses this annoying redness. I have been using it only for 2 weeks now and the skin only gets better with it. I hold my fingers crossed:) maybe, oh maybe I will finally get rid of this redness... I will definitely update later and tell how it goes!
Powder -Shiseido - Perfect Smoothing Compact Foundation SPF 15
land_cruiser 10/10/2008 5:13:00 PM
The BEST foundation ever! oh my, I never thought I would say it... I have normal olive skin and I60 matches me perfectly (my perfect Chanel match is beige 40). I have tried every single high-end foundation (compact Chanel teint innocence used to be my fave the last year - it was the only one I used up twice!) but I have never tried any powder compact foundations before. what a mistake! I have normal skin with some redness and some large pores around my nose. I have been trying everything to hide these small imperfections: normal and green concealers, layers of foundations, makeup bases and pore minimisers... Nothing worked good enough and I was about to buy my fave Teint Innocence once again when a SA suggested trying this Compact Powder Foundation... I couldn't believe my eyes when I tried it!! My face looked flawless, absolutely air-brushed, just like on those fashion photos I edit:) My boyfriend hates it when he can see makeup on my face, but this time he said: wow, how smooth and wonderful your skin looks today!:) I have been testing this Compact Foundation for several days now: under the direct sunlight, after many hours at work, after excersising in the gym, after a tennis match, with and without powder and makeup base - all possible combinations:) And it is just perfect. It doesn't clog my pores, it stays put the whole day, it hides everything but still it's impossible to say it's there and the smooth matt effect is there all the time. Also it doesn't irritate at all (how great it is not fragranced because many scented foundations irritated my very sensitive eyes) Absolutely fantastic! My advice is to use it with a good makeup base though anyway, especialy if you have large visible pores (my fave is Lisse minuit by Clarins) , and of course with a good concealer (Effacernes by Lancome is the best one I've ever tried). I apply it with the sponge (dry) it comes with and the application couldn't be easier. The I colors are more cool and as far as I understand suit best ladies with yellow undertones of the skin, while the B colors are more peach, and suit best those with a warmer complexion. Please don't be scared of it's powdery formula: it melts into skin and doesn't accentuate any flake or dry skin at all. And one more thing I've found out recently: nothing removes makeup better and more gentle than a good eye makeup remover:) I use one from Dior (Lancome was too fragranced for me) to remove all the makeup from my face and it is just perfect. This powder Compact Foundation is my HG for sure, I just can't stop looking at myself in all the mirrors I pass by :P UPDATE 24.11.2008 I love it more and more every day. I started using it without a base, just to see how it will look like. Well, it still looks great and lasts around 10 hours without touch-ups. The best make-up item I bought this year:D
Fragrances -Jo Malone - Vintage Gardenia with Cardamom and Myrrh
land_cruiser 6/20/2006 5:28:00 PM
Gardenia is my favourite note and I've tried lots of gardenia perfumes but this one is very special. It's creamy and dreamy, calm and relaxed. Wonderful! Somehow Vintage Gardenia makes me feel the same way as Apres L'Ondee does: a bit melancholic and nostalgic. I really enjoy wearing it and it's definitely full bottle worthy!
Pure Perfection. A breathtaking combination of feminine and masculine sides of life: tall and strong cedar followed by some tiny fragile violets. I love it to death, and it's one of my 5 all time HGs (the others are Dammuso, LB Venezia, Feminite du Bois, Bois de Paradis)
I agree with the previous reviewer: this is the closest to nature and the truest hyacinths scent. I thought I would never use any hyperrealistic parfums but Hyacinths has changed my mind. I like this scent so much!
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Laura Biagiotti Venezia
land_cruiser 5/31/2006 6:40:00 AM
This is so heavenly, so etherial and beautiful that I almost get tears in my eyes when I put it on. The perfect fragrance. I have it in both pure parfum (yes, with those golden flakes) and in EDT and I prefer the parfum. I agree with the reviewers below that EDT smells like a watered-down version. The parfum is pure heaven and lasts the whole day. It is my HG together with Apres L'Ondee parfum and Gardenia Royal oil. I also have Ava-Luxe dupe and I find it very close to the original but a bit "sharper", not as smooth as the original. I think I can smell different notes in the dupe - it's not as perfectly blended as the original. It's beautiful anyway (please forgive me - I'm just to faithful to the original:) I love it to death