Sunscreen -DDF - Enhancing Sun Protection SPF 30 [DISCONTINUED]
manningew 12/22/2007 5:06:00 PM
I really like this sunscreen and have been using it for about 6 mths. It evens out my skin tone and hasn't irritated my skin the way other sunscreens have. I'd prefer something with higher SPF, but found that chemical sunscreens make me break out. My back up high sunscreen for beach days is Shiesdio 55,, but it tends to cause zits with every day use and dries out my skin. This one sometimes clogs my pores, but not in a drastic way. I've tried many sunscreens and this one is best every day for my sensitive, dry, fair/medium skin!
Tinted Moisturizer -Laura Mercier - Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 - Oil Free
manningew 12/6/2006 5:06:00 PM
I wanted to like this, especially after all the great reviews in Alure, etc. But, I'm going to be bringing it back to Norstrom! :-( It doesn't blend well into my skin (fair, dry) and it's clogged my pores. It also turns a pinky color later in the day. It feels heavier than a TM should.
I bought this based on the reviews here and it truly is one of the best products i've used in ages. At first, this did make me break out and after a few weeks, i got annoyed and stopped using it. Only, I had also started using cellex c serum at the same time and realized that was what was really screwing up my skin. Have now learned to never start two products at the same time. So, I decided to give the bioclear a second go and after a bit of purging, my skin started glowing. It did dry it out a bit in the beginning, but not too much. (My skin is fairly sensitive and tends toward dry but this didn't bother it.) My one annoyance is that it's hard to get out the remnants at the bottom of the bottle. Also, I noticed it crystalizes at the bottom a little bit. I ended up having to add a few drops of water and keeping it upside down while finishing the bottle. Still, the bottle--though pricey--lasted me about 5 months using about 1.5/ 2 squirts once a day. So, it does last. Am now on my second bottle of lotion and have bought the cream, which i plan to work into my routine.