I love this product and so bummed that the original has been discontinued. It's very moisturizing, not smelly or waxy, and plumps up your lips. Now I'm in need of a new favorite lip balm :(
I should start off by saying I am sensitive to synthetic fragrances. I bought this product because I ran out of my normal conditioner and needed something to last me until it came in the mail. Anyway, this lists fragrance down at the bottom of ingredients so I thought it would be OK. I was very wrong. After 2 days my scalp felt like it was on fire, it was itchy, and starting to break out in hives. It took 5 days and a bunch of cortisone cream to feel normal again.
I love this product. I have sensitive skin and cannot use scrubs, but this formula with a high concentration of aloe vera gel is great. It leaves your face feeling cooled and refreshed. My only complaint is that it's pricey (for me) and sometimes I wish it was a little stronger.
While this is good in that it does not irritate my sensitive skin, it does not moisturize at all. I've been using it daily on my legs and hands for over 6 months now and finally admitted to myself that it's not working. My hands are still dry and my legs are still flaky and itchy. I'm going back to Curel.
Treatments -Shiseido - Bio-Performance Super Exfoliating Discs
madmamma 2/22/2010 11:00:00 PM
First of all I should say that I have sensitive skin. The shiseido rep assured me this product should be safe for my skin so I purchased. I followed the directions to the letter but experienced only slight exfoliating effects. I suspect that if you keep using this product once a week the exfoliating effects will be better. However, right away I noticed my skin was becoming red and itchy. It kept itching two days later. 4 days later now and my skin is finally getting back to normal. So just be careful if you have sensitive skin. I'll stick with Aloette's enzyme peel. A much gentler product, comparable price, and superior exfoliating effects.
Lip Gloss -Revlon - Super Lustrous Lip Gloss (general)
madmamma 10/29/2008 8:18:00 AM
First of all I'm not a lipstick girl at all and I hate sticky lips. But I wanted something longer lasting than my usual chapstick so I decided to try this. I'm completely sold. It's not overly sticky, it's moisturizing, affordable, and long lasting. I plan on buying more, especially since they have such great colors.
My skin is oily, acne prone, and super sensitive due to rosacea. At first I loved this make up remover. It doesn't strip the skin and it removes everything. However, after a few weeks of use I noticed a lot of white heads forming. DHC will tell you to keep using the product as it is just your skin purging impurities and will go away. So I followed this advice but my skin just got worse. Months after using up the bottle my skin is just now recovering. Needless to say I will not purchase this again.
This is a typical gloss I suppose and just as sticky as all the others. I hate sticky lips and that's why I gave it a low rating. The price isn't bad, it's very moisturizing, and the packaging is good. I bought it in Rose and the color is very sheer and natural.
This moisturizes ok, but has the consistency of petroleum jelly and if it gets a little warm it will melt. Also, for $7 you do not get much product at all. I've literally only used it twice a day (once in a.m., and again at night) for 3 weeks now and I'm already scraping the last bit out of the bottom of the tube. Save your money and try a different product.
Toners -Avalon Organics Botanicals - Vitamin C Balancing Facial Toner
madmamma 6/21/2008 10:57:00 PM
The list of all natural ingredients is what attracted me to this product. Plus the price is very reasonable compared to department store toners. However after using up 1/2 the bottle I noticed my skin was actually more red and irritated after applying the product. So I went a few days without using it and my skin calmed down quite a bit. I think it is all the citric acids irritating my skin. So just beware and pay attention to how your skin reacts to this product if you have sensitive skin. Won't be purchasing again.
Cleansers -Clinique - Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm
madmamma 5/16/2008 7:19:00 PM
I've been using this makeup remover on my sensitive rosacea skin now for about 2 weeks. No irritation and the product removes even stubborn eye makeup and foundation with sunscreen. After a month or more now I switched to DHC olive oil makeup remover and I prefer that to cliniques. Clinique left me with a slight dry tight feeling after using it while DHC does not. Plus the DHC is mostly all natural and contains loads of antioxidants.
Cleansers -Clinique - Liquid Facial Soap Extra Mild
madmamma 5/16/2008 7:11:00 PM
I have extremely sensitive skin with rosacea so I read the reviews and the ingredients in this product and thought I would give it a try. Lots of people have used this product with out any problem. Unfortunately when I put it on my face it started stinging right away. I immediately washed it off and returned the product for a refund. I guess you never know until you try.
Powder -Everyday Minerals - foundation semi-matte formula
madmamma 5/8/2008 2:12:00 AM
I have been using Everyday minerals powder foundation now for about 2 years. It's great. I have very sensitive, rosacea, and oily skin and this covers well, the colors stay true, and absolutely no irriatation. The company is fantastic too. Shipping is fast and prices are so reasonable. You won't miss out by trying these products.
I absolutely love this body wash, the smell, the texture, everything. The only thing I don't like is the price so I always get the samples or ask for it as a gift.
This products has been really good for my skin. I'm on my second jar now. I have very sensitive combination skin with rosacea, lucky me. Anyway, this cream works great to keep my skin moisturized and protected through dry winter months.