Treatments -Alpha Hydrox - AHA Souffle 12 percent Glycolic AHA
marbella 1/15/2010 1:27:00 PM
This did nothing for me, didn't see a change in my skin at all. Will not be repurchasing.
My favorite lip gloss. Hands down! I have bought many tubes of this stuff over the years - I love the ones that have color too. It is not too sticky and the minty taste/feel is great.
Sunscreen -Shiseido - Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion SPF 55 PA+++ [DISCONTINUED]
marbella 1/15/2010 1:22:00 PM
This is my HG sunscreen and works so amazingly on my combo but incredibly oily T-zone skin - it is so light and does not add greasiness or shininess at all. In the winter, I use it over moisturizer and in the summer on its own. I have used one bottle every day for about two years now. I usually use jojoba oil as a pre-cleanse to get it off of my face at night. The only reason I won't be repurchasing is because I learned it doesn't have a high PPD which I prefer. This makes me sad, but I am trying LRP Anthelios Dermo Pediatrics SPF 50 from pharmazon.gr instead.
I loooove this stuff. My lips always feel well-moisturized now, and I love that it is all natural - I don't like putting anything on my lips these days that has chemicals that I will undoubtedly ingest. It goes so fast though compared to other lip balms - so I am docking one point for that and the insane price. Yet I keep buying it, like 3 sticks at a time because it is just the best lip balm out there - for me, anyway.
I love this stuff! I first tried it years ago when my mom started using it - at the time, and for a long time since then, I was using harsher drugstore anti-acne cleansers and I thought that the Cetaphil didn't clean my skin well. Well I finally realized that was because of the harsh cleansers I was using totally dried out my skin and made it worse. My boyfriend uses it and I was caught at his house with nothing else to use. Cetaphil is so gentle and leaves my skin in its natural state - not dry and stripped of any oil whatsoever. It hasn't broken me out after months of use. Plus, a huge bottle of this lasts forever! I'm so glad I tried it again.
Moisturizers -Desert Essence - Jojoba Oil - 100% pure
marbella 9/12/2008 6:16:00 PM
I love this stuff! At first, I used it as a moisturizer at night but then my combo skin started drying out a little too much. Then I started using it as a pre-cleanse to get my sunscreen off at night. I'm not sure if it was this or the MaMa lotion I had started using, but my skin became so much clearer. I just rub it onto my skin, let it sit for a few secs, then wash it off with water, then follow with Cetaphil cleanser. My skin feels so great! It is also a good eye makeup remover. I hate the packaging (don't travel with this bottle because it will spill everywhere! I learned that the hard way), but for the amount of product you get, the price, and the benefits it gives you, it it worth putting up with.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - MaMa Lotion [DISCONTINUED]
marbella 9/12/2008 6:06:00 PM
I used an entire bottle of MaMa lotion and I have to say, it really improved my skin. I didn't notice that my skin got any brighter, and fine lines didn't go away at all, but the occasional breakouts that I was getting (complete with nasty whiteheads) have completely stopped. It didn't really do anything for past acne scars, but at least I wasn't getting any more. I haven't had a zit in about 9 months! I use it 3-4 times a week - it stings going on, but that feeling goes away after a few minutes. I follow with a heavy moisturizer about 30 minutes after applying. It was irritating and my skin felt dry at first but it eventually got used to it.
Treatments (Eye) -Clarins - Sun Wrinkle Control Eye Contour Care SPF 30
marbella 9/12/2008 6:00:00 PM
I am trying to really protect my eye area and prevent future wrinkles and sun damage from forming. I bought this and am almost done with the tube, and I have used it almost every day for a year, so although it is expensive it lasts a long time. I am fairly happy with this product but I just don't find it moisturizing enough. I understand that it doesn't claim to be moisturizing, but I'd like to be able to get some of those benefits in this SPF eye treatment too. Overall it sunk in nicely, didn't irritate my eye area, and didn't get in my eyes at all.
Treatments (Eye) -Burt's Bees - Repair Serum with Attar of Rose
marbella 1/24/2007 2:28:00 PM
I love this product. It's a bit pricey for Burt's Bees, but it's great as a night moisturizer in the winter for me. I can tell it will last forever, and it hasn't broken out my combination, slightly acne prone skin at all. I don't mind the smell--it's actually kind of calming. I dot it around my eyes, then rub it into the rest of my face. It's a little greasy at first but by the time morning rolls around my skin is very glowy. I will continue to use it all winter.
Skincare - Face -DDF - Glycolic 10% Exfoliating Oil Control Gel
marbella 4/24/2006 3:46:00 PM
Hate to bring the rating down for this product--I was so excited to try it, but used it for over a month and it didn't deliver. It cleared up a few bumps left from a previous breakout, but I still had a breakout after using and it didn't do much for scarring. Didn't do any more than regular salycilic acid does for me, unfortunately. Thankfully I could still return it to Sephora and am going to try the Glycolic Toner next--hopefully it will work better!
I have had the same bottle of this stuff for years, and with fairly frequent use, it is only half gone. This stuff lasts forever. I find that if I put a few dots on each cheek and blend VERY quickly (so it doesn't dry in one spot) with a sponge, it looks really natural on me. I am blonde and very pale and I've only found a few blushes that look as natural as this!
I have acne prone, oily skin and this moisturizer is not too heavy and doesn't break me out--it's all I could ask for. It doesn't make me any shiner than usual which is great. I could do without the scent, though it doesn't really bother me, and I wish it didn't have shimmer, but that's barely visible too. I will buy this moisturizer again for the summer!
Love this!!! My HG bronzer--the only one that I have ever tried that doens't make my face look dirty (I am a PPP). I just use a bronzer brush and I am good to go. I also love the Laguna blush, which is one of the few powder blushes I have used that looks natural on me. I am in love with this duo and will definitely repurchase. So glad I bought it after all the great reviews on here!
Treatments (Eye) -RoC - Retin-Ox CORREXION Intensive Eye Care
marbella 12/23/2005 2:36:00 PM
After all the good reviews, I really wanted to like this product but it just didn't do it for me. It definitely didn't do anything for my fine lines and may have worsened them; I can't really tell. Dark circles lightened up slightly, and this stuff is really moisturizing. But no help with fine lines or puffiness for that matter, like it promises. Not worth it!! I'm going to try the Burt's Bee's Repair Serum now.
I have repurchased this several times since I first bought it. I love this stuff! I am very fair, but I still use the Medium Natural Glow. I found the Light wasn't dark enough to make a real difference. The smell isn't good, but it doesn't bother me after awhile. It just gives a subtle glowy tan look without going overboard and without looking fake. And the price is right--how can I complain?