I got a sample in the catalog and wow, was this greasy. Even after giving it ten minutes to soak in, I had to use two blotting papers before I could go to bed. I imagine it would be great for super dry skin but it felt awful and oily on mine.
Loose Powders -Everyday Minerals - Silk Dust (Untinted ) [DISCONTINUED]
mkirmse 2/2/2008 6:31:00 AM
I don't wear foundation, only powder. I've been trying to find a natural alternative to Corn Silk but this isn't it. It does control shine, but I hate the gritty texture. Silk dust should feel silky! I wouldn't buy it again.
This is...okay. My husband says this folds my eyelashes, not curls them, and I have to say he's right. If an eyelash falls out, it pretty much has a right angle in it. But I have yet to find anything that works better, so I've stuck with this one.
Moisturizers -Eucerin - Extra Protective Moisture Lotion SPF30
mkirmse 1/6/2008 10:29:00 AM
I love this moisturizer. I don't have time to mess with a separate sunscreen in the mornings, so I put this on and I'm set for the day even if I end up outside for any length of time. I like that it's SPF 30 (15 doesn't cut it for this fair skin) and that it contains physical sunscreen (titanium dioxide) as well as chemical. It's not too greasy for my oily/combo skin and it's never made me break out. Because of the titanium dioxide you do have to rub it in very well or you get white streaks, but I have fair skin so I've never noticed an overall white cast.
I use this face wash in the shower each morning and I love it. The scent is very fresh and citrusy and it leaves my face feeling clean but not overly dry. I'm not sure about the exfoliating properties, but my skin does look good when I use it. It is runny and you have to be careful when dispensing it--I've run into this problem with other Kiss My Face products so I'm used to it.
Treatments -Kiss My Face - obsessively organic breakout botanical acne gel
mkirmse 1/6/2008 10:22:00 AM
I break out from time to time and prefer to use a spot treatment than an allover treatment. I started using this when I was pregnant and I love it! It smells great and seems to work as well on breakouts as other salicylic acid treatments I've used. My only caveat is that you have to be careful how you dispense it because it tends to come out of the tube really fast and you can end up getting way more than you need.
Moisturizers -Avalon Organics Botanicals - Lavender Daily Moisturizer
mkirmse 1/6/2008 10:19:00 AM
I use this moisturizer at night on my oily/combo skin. It doesn't have any bells and whistles, but it leaves my skin soft and doesn't make me break out (unlike the Avalon Vitamin C moisturizer). A little of this goes a long way--I probably wouldn't use it in the daytime. The lavender scent is strong but if you like lavender you'll think it smells nice.
I liked the souffle texture and light orange scent, but it made me break out. Even though it's oil free, I wouldn't recommend it for oily or acne prone skin. I had much better luck with the lavender moisturizer.