Scrubs -Dermalogica - AGE Smart multivitamin thermafoliant
lisant72 5/21/2013 10:50:00 PM
This is worth every hard earned penny. I am 31, and my skin is combination, very sensitive, and has some old acne scars. This is in my top 3 of skin care must have's - its my weapon! Its creamy and gentle on the skin, I use it twice a week on dry skin, and it is utterly transformative. My rough spots are obliterated by this amazingly effective scrub. I have used scrubs from clinique, estee lauder, kiehls, paulas choice, and every pharmacy brand there is - and nothing beats this scrub at this price point. Nothing comes close. I am on my third tube - each tube lasts at least 6 months, if you use it twice a week. The best thing about this scrub is not just the amazingly smooth baby skin that results from it, but that every serum and moisturiser you use after it is 3x more effective. My skin looks so noticeably great with this scrub - it literally glows. My skin tone is even, my blackheads are reduced, that dry skin around the nose and eyebrows is gone - my skin age is 31 but my skin looks better than it did 5 years ago. Cannot recommend this highly enough.
Stunning lippie - i bought it in a bright pink, that looks perfect on its own with mascara, or as part of a more dramatic look. Subtle enough for the office, party enough for the weekend, this lippie replaces Chanel Rouge Coco as my fave in terms of nourishment, and balm like lightness on the lips. It doesnt have huge staying power (need to reapply after eating etc) but its such a pleasure to reapply so its no worries! Going to be buying a whole bunch more - only wish there was a bigger range of colours so i could buy more!
This is my new HG mascara. (previously LAncome Hypnose Drama, which has had a formula and brush change sadly). This one is amazing. It gives everything - length, volume, curl and separation. Its dramatic enough to wear a few coats at night, and beautiful enough to wear daily as a gorgeous, perfecting mascara. I have blonde eyelashes so mascara is a daily necessity for me. While the cheapies can be ok, I personally find they dry my lashes out and then my lashes fall out. This mascara seems to keep my lashes soft and nourished, its easy to remove, and no lash fall out yet. Really really really pleased with this one. Took one star off for cost - but Chantecaille is fast becoming my fave makeup brand. Pricey but worth it.
Treatments (Eye) -Dermalogica - Multivitamin power firm for eye and liparea
lisant72 7/28/2011 5:20:00 AM
This stuff is expensive like many eye creams, but, unlike many eye creams, it does actually work. I tried a 5ml sample for a few weeks first. At first i couldnt detect any specific result, apart from it was soft and firm and soothing. But then i realised my eyes looked open and awake and 'bag-less' and young for the first time in my life! I am plagued with old looking eyes - they get dry, red, puffy, and I have the darkest shadows known to mankind. truly. Im only just 30 but they look so much older than that! So for me this stuff is a miracle. There is a noticeable result after i apply it in the morning, and overall my bags are gone, the whole area is smooth and soft, and the shadows are definitely getting lighter. I have to give it a 4 though because of the cost.
Skincare - Body -Biotherm - Intensive Body Treatment with Apricot Oil
lisant72 7/28/2011 5:11:00 AM
I cant add much to what everyone has said - only that this is the best body cream Ive used. I have really rough skin, partly due to medical conditions and some meds I take, and this cream keeps my skin so soft and so comfortable. That horrible dry, tight, itchy feeling is completely gone, and this cream last for 24 hours, smells amazing, feels amazing, is amazing. It absorbs super quick, and so doesnt grease up your clothes. Only thing is its so so so expensive. But worth saving your pennies for.
This stuff is amazing. Cannot believe something so easy to use and so well priced WORKS so well! I avoided the other v v expensive 'medical' lash stimulators as some are known to change the colour of your eye. So this stuff is great. I just apply it to my lashes at night, a good coating, and after 3 weeks of nightly applications my lashes are thicker, crazy longer, and i have lots of new ones where others have fallen out and not grown back. Ive also been applying this to my eyebrows as I am guilty of having overplucked - the growth here is amazing, patchy in some places, but that is the nature of eyebrow growth, so thats ok. In short, i will be definitely repurchase if i actually need to, and am thrilled with this little gem - it actually works!
This is my HG perfume, it was love and lust at first sniff! Im no perfume expert but fragrance is so fascinating. I can only tell you the words that come to me as i keep sniffing my arm like a loon! This EDP is warm, creamy, has amazing lasting power, requires only one spray/spritz, has luscious vanilla and woodsy scents, and there is something else there i cant identify - but this smells like autumn, winter, sex, evenings by the fire, strangers on the street, snow, france (what the?!), romance, mystery, french food, creme brulee, and also has a rock star/rebel smell in there too. I cant do justice to this fragrance. I want to lick and sniff my arm. This is like fragrance crack cocaine or something!! Sniff and love and die. Am going to buy a truckful in case its discontinued which happens too damn often! This is the review for the EDP.
Exceptional, exceptional hand cream. I thought L'occitane had the hand cream in the bag, but this Jurlique cream is superlative, and I have to say, much better. The cream texture is rich and thick and luscious, so you need to massage into your hands for about 10 seconds. It then takes a further 10 seconds before your hands are dry and non greasy again, which to me is amazing for such a rich and effective cream. And then.....your hands.... they are SO comforted and soft and smooth and creamy looking, it is like the most beautiful drink of water, and after one use they are instantly perfect. And the fragrance - just addictive and so beautiful. I was lucky enough to win this hand cream, but even at $55 Australian I will be buying this one for ever. I have finally found the HG hand cream Ive been looking for. My hands are so so dry, due to washing, dealing with paper all day, etc, and for the first time in months they feel and look so nourished and comfortable and smooth and so so dreamy soft. Buy this cream. You won't regret it.
Moisturizers -Trilogy - Age Proof Replenishing Night Cream
lisant72 3/25/2010 5:17:00 PM
This is such a great great night cream. The texture is rich, thick and kind of firm. It is easy to smooth onto your skin, and it absorbs immediately and feels beautiful. My skin is soooo dreamy soft and smooth after using this. I just keep stroking it!!!It also smells amazing, like all of the Trilogy products. And the results - WOW. It seems to make your skin softer and smoother as the night goes on (I wake up frequently) and then in the morning, my skin looks amazing. It looks and feels so smooth, baby-soft, even toned, and plumped up - the wrinkles around my eyes and on my forehead aren't visible unless I am 2 cm from the mirror, whereas normally you can see them from about 2 metres away!!! Also normally I wake up and have a lot of redness around my eyes, nose, lips, chin and cheeks. But with this cream? NO redness AT ALL. Only those with rosacea/sensitive skin/redness issues can probably understand how amazing that is!!! Truly the best night cream I have ever used. EDIT: ive had to bring this one down to 3 stars - it is great, but not doing what some other creams are doing, at a lesser price. Still love Trilogy but woould recommend the Rosehip oil instead of this one.
This is a must-have item. It is gentle, smells great, and moisturises deeply everywhere - it is also the best multi-tasking beauty product I've ever come across. Its a brilliant lip balm; hand, feet, face and body moisturiser; shiny cheek and eyelid enhancer; eyebrow tamer; cuticle cream; and will fix ANY rashy, scratchy, itchy bits of skin! Its replaced my paw paw ointment permanently - it works so much better, smells beautiful, and I just love the ethos, packaging, and customer service of Trilogy.
This is fantastic - best mask I've ever used, with instant (but also long lasting) results. I've used Lush, Clinique, The Body Shop, Aesop, Origins - heaps! And this is incredible. Deep cleans pores, moisturises, comforts, softens, and the two most noticeable things for me were: 1) This didn't sting any part of my skin - no matter how 'gentle' a mask is supposed to be, it ALWAYS stings. This didn't, at all. 2) This gives your skin an instant, noticeable, radiant glow and pick me up! I looked amazing - better than when I have carefully applied makeup on. It is a tiny jar, but very concentrated, so make sure to only put a thin thin layer on, as per the instructions - more is definitely not better in this case!! Will definitely buy again - this is my new HG mask.
I am loving this cleanser with a capital L. I purchased it because of great reviews, plus I needed a new cleanser. I was a bit worried that the creaminess and high amount of rosehip oil would make my combination skin oily. BUT it has done the opposite! It perfectly nourishes the skin, leaves it soft, not tight or oily/greasy/shiny, takes off makeup beautifully, AND an unexpected bonus - it calms down my rosacea/redness AMAZINGLY well. Normally after I wash my face, even using tepid water, my skin is blotchy, red and my rosacea around nose, cheeks and forehead is redder than ever. It's then the job of my moisturiser to calm my skin down, and it usually takes about 5-10 minutes for the redness to abate. But with this cleanser - I blot my face with a towel to dry, and the redness is GONE! All I can see is beautiful, soft, cleansed, even toned skin. This cleanser is amazing. But its essential to use it correctly. I massage one pump of cleanser onto dry skin for about a minute, then wet a washer with tepid water and gently wipe it off. Then a final splash of water, and I'm done. There is no residue, only perfect perfect skin. Am in love with the Trilogy products -- read the ingredients list - its so full of amazing, effective ingredients. Can not recommend this highly enough - I've never found a cleanser in 15 years of using beauty products that works this well for sensitive, rosacea skin.
Scrubs -Crabtree & Evelyn - La Source Hand Recovery
lisant72 3/10/2010 1:00:00 AM
This is such a great scrub. As someone else said, it only takes one use to transform your hands from dry, rough, scaly and blah, to spa-tastic soft. Seriously good stuff. The fragrance is a light 'water fresh' scent, very soft. My hands feel and look gorgeous and young after this scrub. I follow it with the Hand Therapy - a fabulous hand cream. Most importantly use it on dry (not wet) hands for the best results. I've used 'dry' hand scrubs and buffing grains before, but this is by far the best hand scrub. Enjoy!
Lotions/ Creams -Crabtree & Evelyn - La Source Hand Therapy
lisant72 3/10/2010 12:55:00 AM
This is my favourite hand cream - it just edges out L'occitane Shea Hand Cream, because it smells better, and it absorbs much much MUCH quicker. I use this many times a day, but also love to use it at night just before going to bed. It is rich and nourishing, yet absorbs quickly and completely - no residue. It also smells beautiful, but most importantly - it keeps my hands soft (sunscreen keeps them young). I actually get compliments on a strangely frequent basis about the softness of my hands. This cream (paired with the hand scrub that goes with it) is my secret. EDIT: Have had to give this a 4 now, as it hasnt been working for me nearly as well in winter, and Ive now found my HG - Jurlique Jasmine Hand Cream.
Oh how I love this cream! I received it as a gift and was pretty dubious about the claims, but can agree - it really transforms skin. I've used it a few times this summer (in Australia) but am trying to save most of it for winter - I can see this would be my no1 winter cream as my skin gets pretty rough. On that subject, this cream makes skin so smooth, not just soft - and that is so perfect for me, as I have rough patches in places. I use about 1-2 tablespoons for my whole body - and it covers all of it easily. It sinks in very quickly, which is unexpected in such a rich cream, and has a very soft, neutral fragrance - hint of vanilla, if anything. Buy it. You will love it! Try and get it on sale though as it is wicked expensive.