Although it's supposed to act as a lip balm, I don't think that it's very moisturising. In fact, I find that it dries up my lips a little, so I always put some transparent balm on my lips before applying this on top. I have the chubby stick in Mega Melon and it looks really natural on me, which is great. I love the colour, though so I'm definitely repurchasing it more for the colour and look than the balm properties.
I will only buy this soap again. If I have the extra cash. Don't get me wrong, the soap smells great, and it makes me feel clean and refreshed. But a small bar for more than 15 dollars is burning a hole in my wallet. No matter how fragrant it is, I will never spend that kind of money on it.
When I bought this, I was skeptical because of all the reviews that I have read here and the low percentage of people who would re-purchase this product. Plus, I have a Vital Orange BB Cream by Skin79 which I thought worked rather well for me already. I was so surprised when I finally tried it out. It really does wonders for my oily skin. My complexion evened out the moment I spread it on with my fingers, and my blemishes were a lot less noticeable. I like how it takes really long before it starts to get oily. And even when it starts to get oily, the effect is minimal. Not like before, when I had an extremely oily face no matter how much powder I put. With this, I only have to re-apply my powder once a day, which is actually very little for my teenage oily skin. I feel that I don't breakout when I use this. In fact, it helps to clear my skin after extended use. Since I have rather fair skin for an Asian, the cream blends in perfectly with my skin, except for a small area on my nose. The colour is the same, but it isn't completely blended in and it somehow looks a little strange. That's why it's awarded only 4 out of 5 lippies. The benefits outweigh the cons by a lot, though. So I'm definitely re-purchasing it when I'm finished.
This soap smells really good, exfoliates fairly well and leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth. But what I don't like about this soap is that it has so many little chunks of oats in it, that it's constantly dropping out whenever I use it. The size of the soap shrinks so fast, and its such an expensive piece of soap that can only be used for such a short span of time. What's more, it's a pain to clean up after. There's so many pieces of oats on the floor that the drain might get clogged up after your shower. It's really annoying. No matter how much I liked the smell and the texture of the soap, I find that it's more trouble and expense than its worth.
Very, very good for controlling oily skin! Although I don't like the way the skin looks so shiny after application. Although it may look shiny, it feels completely matte. I don't like the packaging. The porcelain bottle makes it feel so dangerous. I might break it if I drop it. Update 18 May 2012: I don't like the smell, so I got rid of it. It was too strong and stung my eyes and nose. When something smells this chemically strong, I don't even wanna know what's it doing to my skin.
BB Cream -Skin79 - Vital BB Cream SPF50++ Hot Orange Label
minminXP 3/31/2012 4:19:00 AM
Since I have extremely oily and fair skin, the skin tone matches my face pretty well. The oil absorption isn't that great, though. I don't like how my face gets oily after 3-4 hours. I normally add a powder over the BB Cream to set it, and to make sure that my face doesn't get oily that quickly. However, I still have to touch up my powder after about 5-6 hours when it starts to feel a little oily, although it is nothing too bad. Update 18 May 2012: Although it may seem a little pricey at the start, it's actually not that bad in the end. Seeing as how a really small amount can spread out so much, you don't use much every time. I use less than a quarter of a pump for my whole face. Since it can be used over such an extended period of time, I guess that it's not as expensive as I first thought it was.