Moisturizers -Trader Joe's - Enrich Moisturizing Face Lotion
moonshadow1 3/8/2013 2:35:00 PM
This is a great, cheap product. It feels really light on and doesn't make my skin too shiny.
This is a wonderful cleanser! Used in conjunction with the panthenol protein face cream (and Trader Joe's SPF 15 moisturizer during the day), my nose and chin are free of blackheads and my skin is much smoother, moisturized, and free of breakouts. You only need a tiny amount to create a rich lather, so you get a lot of washes for the amount you pay. It's also fragrance-free, which makes me feel better about putting it on my face. I used the oil-free version but found it too drying. I exchanged it for this, and I'm much happier with this product!
Deodorants -Unlisted Brand - Crystal Roll-On Body Deodorant
moonshadow1 9/10/2011 6:40:00 PM
I have tried many natural deodorant products, and most of them (I'm looking at you, Tom's) have irritated my armpits pretty badly. This one was an exception. Unfortunately, this didn't work much better than if I didn't wear anything at all. Maybe I wasn't using it properly (I would put it on before I got dressed, not necessarily right after showering). Now I use the stick form, always after showering, and it works wonderfully! I think the stick is just a stronger formula and although is a little more annoying to use, seems to work much more effectively.
Deodorants -Unlisted Brand - Crystal Body Deodorant Stick
moonshadow1 9/10/2011 6:36:00 PM
Finally! Since high school I have avoided anti-perspirants (as nice as the Dove ones smell), but it is so difficult to find deodorants without anti-perspirants for women. I really wanted to like Tom's, but it gives me a rash under my arms, no matter which formula I use. I used the Crystal roll-on, Jason, and other natural deodorants, but none of them seemed to do more than if I just didn't wear anything at all. Finally I discovered the Crystal. It is the same brand as the roll-on I had tried, but much more effective. This is the formula that comes in a twist-up tube but it is a rock that you have to wet before application. I was just recovering from another bout of Tom's, and my armpits healed within a few days and there is literally no odor, even when I've been sweating. It just really works! It is also supposed to last a year, and judging by the size of the stick, I bet it will!
Such a wonderful product, I hope they never change the formula - although they've been using the same one for so long I doubt they will. I have used this in white, exfoliating, and cool fresh, and I love all of them, although I prefer the smell of the white the best. It's just so fresh and clean! It leaves my skin moisturized (never squeaky). I can even use this on my face when I'm out of face wash and it won't break me out or make my skin feel tight. It could be a bit drying if used on the face all the time, though - it depends on your skin type. It definitely won't irritate it, though. My boyfriend loves this too! It is definitely a unisex soap, unless your guy insists on slathering himself with sporty-smelling products. I'll keep using this as long as they make it!
Cleansers -Philosophy - Purity Made Simple (Real Purity Cleanser)
moonshadow1 9/7/2011 6:31:00 PM
I have used this product on and off since high school, and I always return to it thinking it's going to make my skin clean and supple, but it always breaks me out. I get painful blind pimples on my chin that I don't get using any other product. Even Dove soap treats my skin better! This product is very luxurious and smells great (and looks so cute in the shower!), but it's not worth it. I've wanted to like this for so long, but I think it's time I finally cut the cord.
Moisturizers -Kiehls - Panthenol Protein Moisturizing Face Cream
moonshadow1 9/7/2011 6:16:00 PM
This is a great moisturizer! Much better than the ultra facial moisturizer which did not sink in. I was skeptical about this because I don't have dry skin and I already found the ultra moisturizer too greasy, but I just use a little bit and it keeps my face from feeling tight and makes it feel soft and, well, moisturized! I would recommend this product for most skin types - those with drier skin just may need to use more product for it to sink in.