Treatments -DDF - Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 5% with Tea Tree Oil
lexabee 5/3/2013 12:52:00 AM
This product is seriously amazing. I have very sensitive skin on my face, if i accidentally scratch my face it turns super red, just to give you an idea. So this being 5% bp, i thought there was no way my skin would like it. I was wrong! it cleared up my skin so fast and kept it clear but since i wasnt using a moistuizer because every one ive tried breaks me out, it dried up my skin like a desert so i stopped using it and im going to try to use it less often until i find a good moisturizer. It is worth the price, and if you've tried everything with no luck please try this.
I believe the texture of this product is what caused me to breakout, if that makes ANY sense; because none of the ingredients listed should have caused any problems. It is a hit or miss, I wanted to try it after a beauty guru on youtube was raving about how it cleared up his bumps literally overnight. For me it was a miss and yes it does feel like you are putting oil or hair serum on your face.
Makeup Brushes -Sonia Kashuk - Synthetic Flat Top Multipurpose Brush
lexabee 12/14/2012 1:25:00 AM
Love this brush.. makes your foundation have an air brush finish.
Moisturizers -Trader Joe's - Nourish Oil-Free Antioxidant Facial Moisturizer
lexabee 6/28/2012 2:58:00 AM
This is a great moisturizer if you DO NOT have acne prone skin. Despite being oil free and fragrance free, the major problem people with acne prone skin will have with this is the fact that it contains ethylhexyl palmitate, an ingredient which is highly comedogenic and should not be used if you have acne prone skin. It caused me to break out, and even though Trader Joe's markets this moisturizer toward those with acne prone skin because of how gentle it is, it can still cause breakouts in some people including myself. Im not going to give it a low rating, because other than the silly ethylhexyl palmitate being waaaay high up in the ingredients list, It is a great moisturizer.
Other -Trader Joe's - Antiplaque Toothpaste with Fennel, Propolis & Myrrh
lexabee 2/10/2012 1:49:00 PM
no flouride, no SLS, all-natural ingredients... my cup of tea.
I wanted to to try this out because it had such good reviews here on MUA, and it was recommended by many youtube beauty gurus for acne-prone oily skin for its staying power and good coverage. I thought it would work for me, but i was wrong. The coverage looked very thick and cakey, it felt and looked like i was wearing a mask. It smells very much like paint. I am not going to give it a low blow only because i know this foundation would work for some people. If you have bumpy skin, this will just make them more obvious. This foundation if perfect if you have skin that is not acne-prone and has a smooth texture. what i liked about this foundation is that it did not make my face look like frying pan after a few hours.
This mascara was given to me as a gift. It is still a bit pricier than other drugstore brands, as Physicians Formula usually is. When i wore it, I was asked if I was wearing contacts. The black color of this mascara doesn't look ashy at all. it is a true, almost patent black. It made my brown eyes stand out so much that they looked a shade lighter. besides that it gives awesome volume and its THE best mascara iv'e tried thus far. I will definitely continue to repurchase this.