Treatments -Olay - Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum - Fragrance Free
mauwong 10/28/2011 2:12:00 PM
Love this serum for its niacinamide ingredient. I started using Olay Regenerist Serum in addition to benzoyl peroxide with great success. Iím usually clear with BP only unless Iím stressed, donít have enough sleep or during my period. With the addition of niacinamide in my regimen, I havenít had any of those big ugly acne lesion even when Iím stressed. The big test came when I was on a business trip to NY. I was stressed, my sleep was disrupted due to the three hours time difference and had my period. For all this, I only got a tiny white head that went away the next day. Don't want to call it a miracle product. But hey, it works.
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Extra Virgin Olive Oil
mauwong 5/27/2007 11:53:00 AM
Great for moisturizing thigh and after shaven legs. I don't find regular lotion sufficient to moisturize those areas. But Olive Oil gets rid of those uncomfortable tight feeling quite easily. Highly Recommended.
Great for dry spot. Have no problem using it on abraded skin. Petroleum (cosmetics-grade) is considered to be safe and non-irritating.
Good enough for now. I strongly prefer mineral sunscreen (i.e. TD and ZO) since avobenzone breaks me out for some reason. Olay Complete with ZO is relatively cheap while providing UVA/UVB protection. It dries nicely and does not interfere with make up. However, I still find the lotion too thick.
Moisturizers -Desert Essence - Jojoba Oil - 100% pure
mauwong 5/27/2007 11:25:00 AM
Find it too oily for face but works great on hair.
$20 for a tweezer! Who in their right mind would buy that? Well, I did and it is so worth it. Makes plucking those pesky hair so easily.
Will not buy again: Clumpy and smudges.
Misc Beauty Tools -Clean & Clear - Oil Absorbing Sheets
mauwong 5/27/2007 11:14:00 AM
Best blotting thing that I'ver ever had. It blots oil well enough w/o disturbing makeup. I don't like blotting paper since most of them are too powdery and tear up easily.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
mauwong 5/27/2007 11:08:00 AM
Don't know what's so dramatically different about the lotion. I don't find it doing anything with my skin.
I don't use this product regularly but finds it effective in reducing the size of my acne flare up when used overnight.
Lotions/ Creams -Lac Hydrin - Lac-Hydrin Five Moisturizing Lotion
mauwong 5/27/2007 10:57:00 AM
Very effective moisturizer to get rid of dry spot. Bought Lac-Hydrin Five based on recommendation on acne.org and is using the product regularly (everynight). I was experiencing dry skin (particularly in winter months) on my cheeks due to my use of 2% BHA lotion and 5% Benzoyl Peroxide twice a day to control acne. I now alternate BHA and Lac Hydrin while reducing BP strength to 2.5%. RESULTS: Clearer skin with no flakes. Do note that using Lac Hydrin stings a little. But lactic acid (AHA in Lac Hydrin) is still gentler than Paula Choice's AHA which uses glycolic acid.
A staple! Cleans well without drying my skin. Other brands that is formulated for oily skin could dry you up that your skin would over compensate resulting in more oilies.
Highly recommended: 1.) Effective - work well in controlling acne. 2.) Gentle - 2.5% BP only 3.) Cheap given the size of 4oz (but shipping could be expensive)
Love the shape of the brush. Although a little prickly, the brush is soft enough. The major problem that I have with this brush is the fact that it sheds.
Treatments -Paula's Choice - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Lotion Exfoliant
mauwong 3/1/2007 9:26:00 AM
Prefer the 2% BHA lotion instead. PC mistakenly sent me a 2% BHA liquid when I ordered the 2% BHA lotion. PC let me keep the liquid and sent the lotion expediently (great service). Unfortunately, the liquid version irritated my skin (ie. extremely itsy with burning sensation) and turned my face red. I also started flaking terribly afterward. I think the lotion is gentler because the exfoliation effect is slower given the other antioxidant ingredients.