I'm a HUGE fan!!! My skin was starting to make me look older than my 27 years, probably due to the extremely dry winter it went through up here in Alaska, and I knew I had to do something. My current products just weren't cutting it. Within a couple applications of this product, it was back to looking like it did when I was 20... bright, fresh, smooth, plump and glowing. If you want real results from your skincare products, seriously consider adding something with Matrixyl. I would definitely recommend Isomers because you know how much of the desired ingredient you're actually getting.
Treatments -Isomers - carnosine ANTI-OXIDANT COMPLEX
lstrue 6/3/2011 7:13:00 PM
I cannot say enough about Isomers! I recently decided to give them a try, and have been amazed. I have tried almost everything out there, and paid SO much more, and my Isomers products have blown them all out of the water. I have never gotten such visible, noticeable results! This is a fabulous moisturizer. Lightweight, but gives me what I need. I mix it with H-PUR and it keeps my skin feeling great even in this dry Alaskan weather. My skin has never looked better. I love that it comes in a dark bottle with a pump dispenser to keep all those antioxidants fresh. I would highly recommend this moisturized, and the Isomers line. Take a look at their ingredient lists and you'll realize they really can't be beat.
Wow, this product actually works! I was skeptical, but in just one application I could feel it working and after just a few days I could see a difference. I use it on the areas of my face that are starting to show lines due to repeated movements like smiling, frowning and squinting. The fine lines around my mouth are almost completely gone, and the ones between my brows and around my eyes have lessened significantly. It is lasting a long time since I only use a few drops twice a day. I love that Isomers tells you exactly how much of the active ingredient this product contains, and that they provide their ingredient lists. This product has had a greater effect on my fine lines than any other product I have ever used. I would definitely recomment it!
Love this product! I just recently decided to give Isomers a try, and was really impressed when I started looking at the ingedient lists of their products. This one is no exception. Like many others have mentioned, you're getting 100% of the ingredient that most other lines offer in just tiny percentages in their products. This product really helps plump and moisturize my skin without being sticky, oily or too much. It feels lightweight and still allows my skin to breathe. I would highly recommend it! The best part is that you can add it to whatever moisturized you're currently using.
Treatments -Ole Henriksen - Invigorating Night Gel
lstrue 4/20/2010 7:13:00 PM
ICK! This stuff is so sticky! And the stickiness didn't completely disappear once I applied moisturizer on top, or even with time. It also made my skin feel like it had dried egg whites on it, uncomfortable. Oh, and it comes in a jar, which I never like. However, I am pleased with the ingredient list so... I will keep using it and see if the results are worth the hassle of the tacky mess. In the mean time I will be looking for a similar product with a better formula.
Skincare - Face -Ole Henriksen - Sheer Transformation Creme
lstrue 4/20/2010 6:54:00 PM
I HATE, HATE, HATE products full of silicones. And this one is chalk full. They always make my skin feel dirty, and like it's suffocating. This product was no different. It clogged my pores, yet didn't give my combo skin enough moisture. It never really felt like it sunk into my skin, it just sat on top. Plus, it comes in a jar. Thank goodness I got it as a sample. I will never purchase it. It may have some beneficial ingredients, but you can get those good ingredients in products without all the silicone, so why buy this one?
I LOVE vitamin C in my skincare routine because it's something that actually makes a visible difference in my skin. The trick is finding the right vitamin c serum. Unfortunately, this one isn't it. It isn't horrible, but has some problems, and there are better options out there (like Murad's Active Radiance, awesome). Here are my issues with Truth Serum: -Goes on sticky, dries better, but still not the smoothest formula out there. -Not protected from sunlight. Plus, they sneakily colored it orange, so you can't even tell by looking at it if the vitamin C is oxidized or not. -Tended to clog my pores a bit, nothing awful, but enough to be annoying. (not the case with all vit C serums and my skin) That being said, when the vitamin C is potent, this serum does yield results- my skin tone and texture both improved, and my skin was brighter and plumper. Hence the 3 lippies.
Skincare - Face -Unlisted Brand - Nucerity- Skincerity
lstrue 3/2/2010 12:31:00 PM
I am on the fence about this product right now. It is hyped up to be almost a miracle product that will do everything. So far I am underwhelmed. "Skincerity Nightly Breathable Barrier is the world's only patented breathable masque that dramatically improves your skin without changing your regimen. It is a simple-to-use real medical breakthrough that dramatically improves the health, appearance, softness, and tone of your skin with visible results in just days!" So you roll it on at night, on top of your normal skin care products, and it forms a clear, slightly shiny film over your skin. The medical grade acetone scent is very strong for a few seconds, but then it fades to just a slight perfumey scent. It dries in seconds, but does start to peel off if I move my face/neck too much. By the morning, it has started peeling in several areas, which makes me wonder if it can really be working if the barrier has started coming off in the night. They give you a soft cloth to remove it in the morning, and with a little rubbing it comes right off (just don't get it in your hair, because it is harder to get out). It does leave my skin soft and smooth, but so far that's the only difference I've noticed, and that's not worth the high price tag. I have other products that are cheaper, less hassle and do the same thing. I'm hoping that with more use, I will see more dramatic results. Otherwise, I would not repurchase.
I am on the fence about this product. I was ready to write a raving review, when I looked up the price and just about had a heart attack. I got it in a set, so it was much cheaper. Here is what I love about it: Leaves my under eye area perfectly moisturized, so soft and smooth. It sinks in quickly and hydrates all day without feeling greasy or making my makeup smear, and it feels light as a feather. Add to that the fact that my fine lines really do look better, it eliminates puffiness and improves the look of dark circles on the days when I get them and I have the dream eye cream, right? But the price... ouch! I don't think much about spending a lot on a really good product if it actually works, but when you're getting such a tiny amount... I will probably repurchase, but only after thinking long and hard and making sure there isn't something cheaper that will do the same thing.
I wish I could like this stuff... I normally love products with light-reflecting particles, but the ones in this serum, for some reason, don't make my skin glow or look brighter, they make my skin look shiny. It is so strange, because this serum leaves my skin feeling dry, but looking oily. It also stinks. It may work, but I can't bring myself to use it often enough to find out. It makes my skin feel dirty, and I just can't stand having it on my face.
Unless this is the only cleanser in the entire world that doesn't irritate your skin... don't waste your money. The ingredients are very basic and very cheap, yet they charge $$$ for it. Just because its Kinerase and they think they can. It didn't improve a single thing about my skin. It didn't leave my skin feeling especially clean, smooth or soft. It certainly didn't help the appearance of my skin. If anything, it made my skin look blotchier. The bottle does last for a long time, but... I really don't want it to. I wish it would just hurry up and run out so I wouldn't have to feel guilty about throwing it away.
Cleansers -Bare Escentuals - RareMinerals Renew & Reveal Facial Cleanser
lstrue 2/27/2010 9:56:00 AM
I am completely unable to stick with a cleanser. I buy a new one, use it for awhile, get tired of it and switch. I almost bought this when it first came out, but decided it must just be a gimmick. Well, I finally decided to give it a try, and I wish I had sooner! After using it morning and night for the first few weeks, I am impressed, but I'm curious if the results will last. I've really wanted a detergent free cleanser, especially for the winter when my combo skin gets dry, but I could never find one that really got my skin clean. This cleanser is a different story! I will admit, mixing it with water is a bit of a pain, and the smell is not great, but it doesn't last, and these are things I can easily live with for these kind of results. My Clarisonic started dying, and I was frustrated because I couldn't find a cleanser that really felt like it was getting my skin clean without it. Until this one... the Rare Minerals cleanser leaves my skin so clean, fresh, soft and smooth. The difference was noticeable after just a few uses. I kept looking in the mirror all day, thinking I must be imagining things, but each time I was amazed at how great my skin looked. I use more than the directions call for, so I get that elusive foaming action everyone has mentioned (it doesn't foam like a cleanser with detergent, but it does get bubbly). I also like to let it dry on my face after I've massaged it around, and then take it off with a washcloth. The number one ingredient is clay, so if you have dry skin, this is going to leave it feeling tight. This doesn't bother me, because my skin doesn't look dry or flaky, it just feels a bit tight which is completely remedied by adding the rest of my skincare regimen. I don't feel that this cleanser is stripping or drying my skin out. In fact, my skin has never looked or felt better after just cleansing. One more thing to mention, I can see how this would not be ideal for removing heavy makeup. It handles powder and mineral foundations just fine, but I can see it struggling with heavier stuff. So it is probably not for everyone. Now I just have to wait and see if these results last. I had a fling with Fresh's Umbrian Clay bar, and had similar results at first, but after a bit it felt like it was no longer effective. So we'll see... I'll update! UPDATE: This is the first cleanser that I have bought and bought and bought again! I am in love. Even after using it for months on end, it still leaves my skin bright, fresh, soft and smooth every time. I wouldn't use it to remove heavy makeup, but this product has helped my skin become makeup optional, so that really isn't an issue. Never thought I'd get a deep clean feeling from a soap-free cleanser, but this one proved me wrong! Now that it's so much a part of my routine, I don't even think about the whole mixing thing.
Moisturizers -Bare Escentuals - Rare Minerals Purely Nourishing Facial Moisturizer
lstrue 2/26/2010 5:26:00 PM
I just started using this, so I'll have to update later, but so far I'm loving it! It absorbs completely and leaves my skin so soft and smooth without making it feel greasy, heavy or dirty. Plus, I was very happy with the ingredient list, the packaging (love the pump!), and the price (not nearly as outrageous as others I've gotten!). The only thing left to see is how it stands up with continued use, and if it actually makes any "anti-aging" difference.
Interesting... So, I know the ingredients are cheap, and lots of people don't like alcohol containing products because they are drying, but for some reason I like this product. It really did leave my face feeling fresh and perfectly clean. Like a previous reviewer, I'm weird and like the burn. Sure my skin felt a little dry after using it, but that immediately went away once I applied my moisturizer, and the dry feeling didn't come back. This left me with clear, exfoliated, glowing skin. UPDATE: So I used this until the bottle was practically gone, and had to update my review. For long term use, the ingredients were just too harsh for my skin. At first, I really loved the deep clean, fresh feeling it left me with. But, as I used it more and more my skin went from fresh and clean to becoming stripped and irritated. I may use it again in the future, for a short period of time, if my skin starts to feel grimy and I feel like I need a clean start, but there is no reason for me to use this all the time, especially since it just makes my skin worse with extended use.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
lstrue 11/13/2008 5:12:00 PM
So the best thing about this moisturizer is the pump! Very convenient and sanitary. But, the actual product is awful. I asked for the gel, and got home and found they had given me the lotion instead. Since it's fall now, I decided to just go ahead and try it. Ugh. It made my face feel dirty and greasy, yet not moisturized at the same time. I will definitely never use this again.