Lovely mask for parched skin! Quick absorbing and non-irritating. Great for the colder months.
Very rich face cream geared towards dry skin. Sinks in quickly, very moisturizing. High quality item, just not suited to my combo skin type.
Absorbs quickly but gives my hands a dry and tight feeling. Not the worst hand cream I've ever tried...but definitely not the best.
Lotions/ Creams -Weleda - Sea Buckthorn hand cream
nd1282 8/30/2011 12:53:00 PM
Pros: Orange scent Fast absorbing Silky texture Cons: Cost Not for very dry skin Annoying metal tube packaging = wasted product This is a good hand cream for the late spring or early fall, when the hands get drier. It is NOT for chapped skin; it is simply not moisturizing enough. Lovely smell (fruity citrus) and wonderful creamy feel, but quite pricey for what it is: a basic hand cream.
I've been using a sample of this for the last week on my thighs, where I have mild cellulite. I haven't really noticed a major difference, but I do love the smell of the oil (aptly described by a previous reviewer as a woody citrus) and how easily is absorbs into the skin. Gives you a moisturized feeling without the greasiness associated with oil-based products. This product has the high quality of formulation that I've come to expect from Weleda, but I find in this case it doesn't do much for the condition that it's advertised for.
Masks -Alba Botanica - Hawaiian Papaya Enzyme Facial Mask
nd1282 8/30/2011 12:32:00 PM
Pros: Leaves you glowing! Cost effective Lovely scent Easy to apply and remove Time effective (5 min. facial) Cons: Stings slightly Unhygienic jar Very nice basic mask that does what it promises. No gimmicks and organic to boot! Not too keen on the packaging; ...but I guess that's what cotton swabs are for. Very economical; you need about a teaspoon to cover your face. Using it 1x/wk this should last a good 6 months! I would recommend this mask: it's a good product that does what it advertises.
An emollient cream best suited for drier skin types. Absorbs well and gives your skin a silky feel. I am using it as a foot cream as it is too rich for my combo skin. It works splendidly on dry patches of skin- elbows, knees, etc. . Smells very strongly of irises, I would not recommend this for anyone who is sensitive to scents. I took off a star due to it's strong scent. That is all.
Pros: >The Smell! Exactly as advertised, the freshest, most accurate just off-the-vine peach smell ever. Makes me dream about peach season... >Foams easily and well. A tablespoon on my puff was all I need. *However, you won't get tons of bubbles from this gel b/c it does not have the skin-stripping sudsing agents common in other gels* >Doesn't leave a film on my skin or strip it of moisture. Cons: >The scent doesn"t linger post-shower >Price point is high for a shower gel I would recommend this product but I wouldn't purchase it again because of the price.
Gels/Soaps -Softsoap - Spa Radiant Exfoliating Body Wash
nd1282 4/22/2011 7:34:00 PM
Smells like the sea to me...a very energizing and uplifting scent. The exfoliating qualities are average; the grains are not abrasive. It foams easily, with long-lasting bubbles. A very good value, considering the quantity for the price.
Love this mask! Inexpensive, smells wonderful, sucks all the junk of my pores, doesn't suck all the moisture out of my face....what's not to like?
Moisturizers -Garnier - Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream
nd1282 4/22/2011 7:20:00 PM
Good basic moisturizer for my combo skin. Pros: >Does not break me out or clog my pores >Absorbs quickly >Long-lasting Cons: > Unhygienic packaging (Glass Jar) >Leaves a film on my face if I apply too much.
Masks -Freeman - Chocolate & Strawberry Detoxifying Mask
nd1282 4/10/2011 10:12:00 PM
Pros: >Smells like Milk Chocolate >Easy to Apply and Remove >Dries Quickly >Soft and Clean Face Cons: >Slight Itching Sensation I would NOT recommend this mask for people with drier and/or sensitive skin types. I have combination skin and this did itch slightly after it dried on my face. Nothing extreme, but not exactly a pleasant side effect. No inflammation or redness upon removal of the mask, so it was a temporary discomfort, but in the interests of full disclosure... caveat emptor.
Masks -Freeman - Feeling Beautiful - Facial CLAY MASK Avocado & Oatmeal
nd1282 4/10/2011 9:57:00 PM
A fantastic mask for less than $4.00! Easy to apply and non-irritating, you can feel it pulling all the gunk out of your pores- without stripping the skin of moisture. After using it my skin is soft and clean. I would definitely recommend this! For the price, why not?
I'm in love! On my combo skin, a pea-sized amount is all I need. A very emollient and easily absorbed lotion, it doesn't break me out or irritate my skin. Could this be the HG I've been looking for?
If I could return this, I would. This is the worst dry shampoo I have EVER used. It turns my hair into a greasy,slimy, tangled MESS!