Cleansers -Lumene - Lift Touch Rejuvenating Cleansing Oil
melbay 1/8/2012 4:21:00 PM
I use this twice a day. In the morning I put it on as soon as I get in the shower, and don't rinse it off until I'm ready to get out. Makes my face nice and soft and moisturized and ready for all my products. At night I use it with my Olay battery operate scrub brush. Really, really good for 'older' skin that's dry and prone to flakiness. I am acne prone, and this does not break me out at all. No odor to it, so I like that too. I've probably used it for 4 years now and have to order it from Amazon.com as it seems CVS no longer carries it. Target might, but I haven't checked there in a while.
Treatments (Eye) -Aveeno - Ageless Vitality Elasticity Recharging System - Eye
melbay 1/8/2012 3:14:00 PM
I keep trying to get away from this, and then my eyes begin to sag, and so I go back. I can get it on Amazon.com for about $24, and it lasts 2+ MONTHS for me, so really, it isn't that bad, especially since it actually works. As much as I'd love to be able to an afford an "eye job" I can, and won't, so this will have to do. Tightens my skin, makes the crepiness seem less creepy, and just makes me feel better when I put on my makeup every morning. By the way, I only use at night, so that could explain why it lasts so long for me.
Hair -Alberto Vo5 - Alberto V05 Conditioning Hairdressing
melbay 7/17/2011 7:30:00 PM
I've probably used this for over 25 years, maybe even the same tube! :) Seriously, it lasts forever, and is my HG for shine product. You see all kinds of stuff at Sephora for $18 - $30 to make your hair shine, and people don't balk at that. This is <$5! What's not to like? Well, the smell isn't scrumptious, but it seems to dissipate after you put it on your hair. Don't use more than a squirt the size of a pea, or you'll be sorry. Particularly good for those of us with curly hair, or those who have almost straight hair and want to really finish it off for that "shampoo model" look. I love it and hope they never discontinue it. My hair is blonde, by the way.
Flakes off terribly. Hate it & won't buy again even if JLo says she uses it.
I developed severe adult acne in my 40's. I battled it for years and last year I launched an all out assault. I went off the synthetic hormones and now use a bio-identical formulated cream, began using Noxema, I use Merlot Night Cream and my face is clearing up . I get regular facials at the local beauty college, and I always get compliments from the young girls who do my facials. Noxema takes off all my make-up, makes me feel tingly clean and I believe it's really helping with the acne. A tub lasts me about 6 months, and it's cheap besides, so what more can you ask for?
Treatments -Wella - Kolestral Intensive Conditioning Treatment
melbay 4/24/2010 9:10:00 PM
I've been using this for years and still love it. It's cheap, works great, and doesn't weigh my hair down at all. So glad it's still around.
Moisturizers -Aveeno - Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer SPF 15
melbay 3/7/2010 9:23:00 PM
I have roseacea and this had really done wonders for my skin. Love that is has SPF in it. Doesn't take much, lasts a LONG time, is reasonably priced, doesn't sting, has NO scent at all, what's not to like?
Tinted Moisturizer -Olay - Definity Color Recapture with SPF 15
melbay 2/11/2010 7:42:00 PM
This dries my skin, flakes off, doesn't absorb, makes my skin feel taught, and gives my complexion a very un-becoming glow. I don't like this, and I keep putting it away and trying it again and today was the last straw. Hate it. Hate it. Hate it. Throwing it in the trash now.
I go to the local beauty school for a monthly facial ($17.50) and the girls ALWAYS ask me what I use on my eyes because I have no wrinkles around my eyes. They can't believe it when I tell them. I also use the Provectin facial cream. Huge tube for very little $$, especially when compared to Strivectin. And Walgreens has this on sale so watch for that as well.
Masks -Merlot - Natural Grapeseed Purifying Peel-Off Mask
melbay 9/25/2009 9:03:00 PM
Great mask - doesn't clog my pores or make me break out. Helps keep my skin smooth and soft and hydrated.
Gels/Soaps -Philosophy - Amazing Grace Bath, Shampoo & Shower Gel
melbay 9/25/2009 8:58:00 PM
Pricey for shower gel, but I love th scent and it makes my AG cologe "go further". Love the way it makes the bathroom smell. And I get lots of of compliments on how good I smell.
Love it - it's my signature scent!
Fragrances -Philosophy - Amazing Grace Set- Cologne and Lotion
melbay 9/25/2009 8:53:00 PM
While I think this is price, I buy it from QVC when they have their bundles (32 oz. lotion & shower gel) and it makes it a little easier to part with the $$. I get SO many compliments when I wear this, and when I'm at exercise class sometimes I get a whiff of it - I really do love it. Makes you feel clean and fresh. Just right.
Moisturizers -Merlot - Moonlight Radiance Natural Grape Seed Night Cream
melbay 9/25/2009 8:49:00 PM
I have acne issues, and this doesn't make me break out. My skin is radiant and smooth, somedays all I need to wear is my tinted moisturizer. I love this stuff, and it's cheap! Not too thick, not too thin, no scent, perfect!!!!
While this did plump my lips, and I loved the color (one of the mauves) it also made my lips swell and blister, so there is obviously something in it that I'm allergic to. I just emailed L'Oreal customer service, so we'll see what they do for me. I'd be happy with a refund. I look like I have cold sores on top of a Botox shot. Nice...... :(