Treatments -Clearasil - Total Control Daily Skin Perfecting Treatment
marisa193 5/23/2003 5:33:00 PM
This product is from the new Total control line and is supposed to prevent blemishes, reduce shine, even out skin tone, and moisturize. I have been using this for a couple of months and found it fairly effective on treating/preventing breakouts. I use this nightly on my t-zone and it does not irritate my skin. It contains 0.5% salicylic acid and have found this to be just enough for my sensitive combination skin. I did not find this to work well during the day because makeup didn't spread evenly over it. I also didn't find this to be moisturizing, but as long as it continues to help keep the blemishes away, I will continue to use this.
I bought this in the Hawaiian Ginger scent and I just love it. What a great cheap body spray. The smell just reminds me of summer. It kind of smells like pineapple, very tropical. The scent lasts fairly long too!!
I love this product for winter! It is so many uses!! I use it on dry cuticles, or if I have dry skin on my knees or elbows. Also, great on feet or hands. Great stuff and cheap!!
This is one of my favorite summer lotions. This body lotion contains cucumber extracts so it feels refreshing on your skin. I love the scent, and it provides just enough moisture for hot summer weather. I will keep using this!
Toners -Neutrogena - Alcohol-Free Antiseptic Cleanser
marisa193 5/15/2003 1:11:00 AM
I bought this toner last year after suffering the worst breakout of my life caused by a combination of using Noxema skin cream and L'Oreal Hydrafresh cleanser. This stuff saved my skin! I still continue to use it today because it really helps keep my skin clear. I love that this is alcohol free and that it is an antiseptic. I also love how when I use this it really feels like it is cleaning my skin. The name of the product is somewhat misleading though because it is not a cleanser, it is a toner. I will continue to use this!!!
This is a nice gel cleanser that removes make-up well. I found it does a better job at removing make-up than the rinse-off foaming cleanser. This cleanser is for oilier skins. I have sensitive combination skin, but wanted to try this one because I like gel cleansers. Well, I really liked this one for a week until it really started drying my skin out like crazy, which then of course led to more breakouts :(
I have used this cleanser with the 3 step routine for the past four years. This is a nice foaming cleanser that does a good job at removing makeup. However, I would not use this cleanser alone because I found it very drying to my sensitive combination skin. Never any breakouts from this, but I found it to be too much with the whole 3 step routine. Now I just use Purpose gentle cleansing wash and my skin likes it a lot better!
Toners -Thayers - Rose Petal Alcohol Free Witch Hazel
marisa193 5/3/2003 5:05:00 PM
I tried this during the winter when everyone had been raving about it, and I was really disappointed with this. I found the rose scent to be extremely overpowering and irritating to the point that it made me sick. I also believe this may have caused me to break out. I will never use this again!!
I used this soap for 4 or 5 years and while I wasn't too fond of using a bar to wash my face, I always had good luck with it. I never experienced breakouts with this, but always found the soap to be very strong and it always made my face red after using it. I always kept using it because I never broke out from this and after the redness was gone my skin looked great and always felt clean. Well, I have not used this soap now in 7 months because I found my favorite and quite possibly HG cleanser by Purpose. After using the Purpose cleanser, I realized how strong Clinique's soap really was and how it was way too harsh for my sensitive combination skin. Besides, it got really annoying always having the bar slip out of my hands onto the floor, yuck!! I will stick to using Purpose because it is much more gentle on my skin!
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
marisa193 4/29/2003 10:44:00 PM
I have used this moisturizer for the past 5 years and never had any problems with breakouts or anything from this, I always liked it, but I just never found it to be moisturizing enough for my sensitive combination skin. I always end up switching back to my favorite Neutrogena moisturizer, because it just moisturizes better!!
Lip Treatments -Smith's Rosebud Salve - Smith's Rosebud Salve
marisa193 4/29/2003 6:22:00 PM
This is a very nice moisturizing pink tinted lip balm that comes in a small tin. This works really well at getting rid of chapped lips. Makes my lips silky smooth! The rose smell is a little strong, but it doesn't seem to bother me! I will re-purchase!
Great quality product for a good price. This lip balm moisturizes well and keeps lips smooth. I find this lip balm to be moisturizing under lipstick or is great for adding a little shine if worn over lipstick. I will re-purchase! Highly recommended!!!
Lotions/ Creams -Yardley - Apothary Make Me a Smoothie body custard
marisa193 4/27/2003 4:47:00 PM
Mmmm! I can smell the mango and mandarin in this! This body custard is not as moisturizing as the body cream, but still does an excellent job. Make Me Melt is still my favorite, but this one is also very nice. I absolutely love the little jars these come in, they are sooo cute!!
Cleansers -L'Oreal - Hydrafresh cleanser for normal to dry skin
marisa193 4/26/2003 5:31:00 PM
I tried this cleanser last year and it broke me out in the worst way. I have sensitive combination skin and this gave me horrible cystic acne on my cheeks where I never break out. It was also extremely drying. I only had used this for three days and it did serious damage to my skin. I was horrified. I had never had acne that bad before. Once I stopped using this no more breakouts on my cheeks again, ever! Never have I had a problem like that again since I stopped using that cleanser. My face totally cleared when I stopped using this. I will stay far, far, away from this one.
Lotions/ Creams -Neutrogena - Norwegian Formula Hand Cream
marisa193 4/25/2003 5:56:00 PM
I bought the scented version of this and will next time remember to get the fragrance free one. The scent is very strong and I didn't find it very pleasant. However, this is a wonderful hand cream! It is super moisturizing and you only need to use the tiniest amount because it is so concentrated. I would recommend this because it really gets rid of any dry skin. Just remember to buy the fragrance free one!