Treatments -MD Skincare by Dr. Dennis Gross - Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel
missminneli 1/3/2013 4:01:00 PM
My motivation to try these was to address the rosacea on my cheeks. It works! I'm half way through my second box. They may be expensive, but it still works out to be cheaper (and more effective) than IPL for rosacea. I took the advice of other reviewers and purchased the individual packs, rather than the tubs which dry out, and use them every other night. So it costs just over $35AUS per month which I consider to be good value in comparison to salon treatments. I love waking up with clear skin!
Tinted Moisturizer -Clarins - Super Restorative Tinted Cream SPF 20 - Sand
missminneli 8/26/2012 4:19:00 AM
My finanicial situation significantly changed recently (not complaining...I'm taking a year career break) so i thought I'd economise with some of my beauty products. Learning the hard way I've realised that skipping on Clarins tinted moisturiser is not an option. To save money I purchased L'oreal BB cream (now in the bin ever since I reunited with my HG Clarins Super Restorative) First and foremost the high SPF factor really makes a difference. The BB cream had no sunscreen and I really noticed the ageing effect of the sun even in an Australian winter. The alternative was to add a layer of thick greasy sunscreen...yuk. My skin looks smooth, dewey, and healthy again with a flattering glow. Lichee is a more suitable shade for my paler English skin. I'm pleased that Clarins have changed the packaging to a simple squeeze tube. It used to have a pump type dispenser (one of which broke when I was 3/4 through the tube). It was also very difficult to use the last 15 mls or so. At $105 I used to cut the packaging open to get to the last bit of it and seal it in a zip lock bag. Like your Gran used to say...Buy cheap, buy twice. Beware.
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Now-100% Vegetable Glycerine
missminneli 8/25/2012 11:19:00 AM
Absolutely the best moisturiser ever. After spending years and many hundreds of dollars trying all manner of expensive branded moisturisers I finally had the sense to read the ingredients list on the packaging. The first listed ingredient is ...yes, you guessed it... glycerine. So after a little internet research I mixed it with water (1 part glycerine to 2 parts water) and applied to my face, which was in a pretty poor state with dry, flaky patches in several areas. Well, the results were instant. Overnight I had plumped healthy skin. The results lasted until I applied it again the next day. The only draw back is that I find it leaves a slightly sticky feeling all day, so I tend to only apply it at night. Not really a problem as it's effects appear to last 24 hours. Smell is not unpleasant. Price is approx $6, so I now use it on my legs and feet too at bedtime. Can't recommend highly enough.