I got the sample size of this in a DDF Acne Tackle Box Kit and so far, so good! I have oily skin and this is one of the few cleansers I've tried that actually leaves my skin feeling dry (in a good way) and oil-free. It hasn't completely erased the oiliness but definitely see a big improvement. I've also noticed that my small under-the-skin type blemishes (annoying little things) have all but disappeared in a couple weeks of using this. Use it 2x a day along with my trusty buff puff for extra exfoliation. Normal/dry skin types will probably not benefit from an extra buff but those little sponges can work wonders if you're oily/combo!
Treatments -Clinique - Pore Minimizer Thermal-Active Skin Refiner
ndextre22 9/8/2009 1:58:00 PM
On the fence about this one! I do notice some immediate good results (pores appear smaller immediately after application) but so far, nothing long-lasting. On my 3rd week now so maybe I have to give it some more time. What I do find a little annoying is (like others have pointed out) the greasy residue that it leaves behind. Not a pleasant feeling if you already have oily skin (and I'm guessing that if you're using this, you already have issues w/ that). What works for me is applying this and then following up with a night mask or washing the residue off with a little cleanser. I also wish that the heat would last a little longer (gone before you've finished rubbing it around!).
Moisturizers -Boots - Expert Anti-Blemish Night Moisturiser
ndextre22 8/10/2009 10:51:00 PM
I'm a new convert to the whole Boots Expert line of products and have totally fallen in love. Have used the night moisturizer for a couple weeks now (along with the anti-blemish toner and anti-blemish moisturizer and concealer during the day) and have had wonderful results. My skin tends to get really oily during summer months but this helps keep it in check...and trust me, I've tried everything to get in under control! I read some of the bad reviews about the consistency but I haven't found it to be sticky at all. It is a gel but it absorbs quickly and like others said, a very small amount goes a long way. It actually felt much "cleaner" than that lingering heavy feeling you get with some cream night time moisturizers. I say it's def worth the $5, especially for results I've gotten. Pores looking smaller, no blemishes and much more even skin tone. Quickly becoming my HG!
LOVE this mask! Just started using it a couple of weeks ago and already see a nice difference in my complexion (usually oily t-zone in the summer). The oily areas haven't disappeared but I feel like they've settled down a bit and my pores look/feel much cleaner. The sulfur smell is pretty strong as soon as you open the jar but it really isn't unpleasant. I got used to it pretty fast and felt like it was gone overnight (I use it for 30 mins before going to bed). Trust me, the benefits far outweigh the odor! Very happy with this product! I'm real curious to see if the other Arcona products are as good as this one!