As a naturally curly person, I am drawn to the sulphate free products to help prevent dryness in my hair. This shampoo satisfies those requirements. It lathers nicely, doesn't make my hair feel dry, and doesn't have a noticeable scent. My search for a sulphate free shampoo has ended here.
The best product I have ever found for my very curly hair. It's not perfect, but it is excellent. It does not make my hair feel coated, forms clumpy curls, the scent dissipates quickly, and makes my hair look healthy and moisturized. I think of it as a moisturizer with hold, rather than a gel. It also has fairly good staying power for the next day. And while I do find the product is expensive, the tub lasts many months for my thick, shoulder length hair. II would definitely say it is worth a try, it works better than any other product I have tried in years. I have used it with and without Knot Today leave in conditioner, and I don't think it is necessary to get good results. Also I blot my hair with a towel before using, so sopping wet application may not be required depending on your hair. The only time I ever got flakes was when I didn't notice a blob near my hairline that didn't get distributed, so I wonder if flakes are a result of over application and/or not distributing it thoroughly.
Sunscreen -Paula's Choice - Pure Mineral Sunscreen SPF15
marnie7 3/14/2010 9:02:00 PM
It's just way too full of silicones for me. I hate that feeling of product sitting on top of the skin, rather than absorbing and so I tend to stay away from products laden with silicones. I will stay away from this one too, as it made my skin feel coated with product.
Moisturizers -Paula's Choice - RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer
marnie7 3/14/2010 8:56:00 PM
I have to say that I don't usually have good luck with products making a noticeable difference in my skin, but this one is doing something and I like it. I just look more even toned, fresher. Instead of looking in the mirror and seeing bad skin, I think to myself, "It looks pretty good". It absorbs well on me and doesn't sting or give me blackheads or pimples. My only real complaint is the packaging. My first bottle the pump failed after a couple of uses. Paula's customer service was excellent though - they sent me a new one right away and didn't require me to send the other one back. But even the pump on this one is not great, I push it down and then I have to manually pull it back up before I can push it down again.
Moisturizers -Derma E - Age-Defying Night Creme With Astaxanthin and Pycnogenol
marnie7 3/13/2010 12:35:00 PM
I tried this from a sample and I liked the way it felt and that it absorbed quickly. However based on the strong scent I will not purchase a full sized product. The orange colour is a bit off-putting too.
I had high hopes for this product, I wanted it to help me with my very stubborn blackheads. It did not. My skin is strange in that it is slightly oily but also dehydrated, this may be why it did not work for me. Also some days it felt slightly sticky on my skin, like it had not been completely absorbed, other days I did not notice that at all.
Moisturizers -Peter Thomas Roth - Mega-Rich Anti-Aging Cellular Creme
marnie7 2/23/2009 1:30:00 PM
My review is for the eye cream from this line. I found it was a perfectly fine eye cream - not greasy, unscented, non-stinging, and sufficiently moisturizing. But it did not wow me or make ant significant improvements to my eye area, and did not give me the correct base for my undereye concealer
Powder -Everyday Minerals - foundation semi-matte formula
marnie7 12/8/2008 12:09:00 PM
I consider myself very pale, and I got a sample of this in fair neutral it was too light for me even in winter, almost white. I can't speak to coverage because all the sample shades I got were too pale.
Powder -Everyday Minerals - Foundation Matte Formula
marnie7 12/8/2008 12:08:00 PM
I consider myself very pale, and I got a sample of this in fair and it was too light for me even in winter, almost white. I can't speak to coverage because all the sample shades I got were too pale.
Powder -Everyday Minerals - Foundation - Intensive formula [DISCONTINUED]
marnie7 12/8/2008 12:07:00 PM
I consider myself very pale, and I got samples of this in intensive fair and golden fair intensive and they were both too light for me even in winter, almost white. I can't speak to coverage because all the sample shades I got were too pale.
Powder -Bare Escentuals - Bare Minerals Foundation #2
marnie7 12/8/2008 12:03:00 PM
The colour was too dark for me. Not my favourite type of foundation to apply. I prefer a compact that I can just swipe on.
Feels great, leavs no residue, gentle, fresh smell, not harsh in any way. I don't feel the need for a toner everyday, but this is certainly reliable and pleasant when I do use it.
It didn't make me breakout, and it absorbed well, but it added nothing to my skin care routine.
I have no real complaints about this product - it felt nice on, it absorbed well, there was no fragrance, but it didn't really perform. It did not make my skin feel any more moisturized or provide any visible difference to my skin.
Treatments -Nuxe - Aroma Vaillance Anti-wrinkle moisturizing emulsion
marnie7 12/4/2008 2:46:00 PM
Tried a sample and it was just too rich and overly perfumed for me. It felt like it sat on top of my skin instead of being absorbed.