It had a very cooling effect when I put it on and did leave my face feeling clean and smooth but the results were very temporary. My face felt the way it did prior to applying it and hour later. No real benefits from this.
I got a sample of this and used it as directed. I noticed a somewhat improvement in pore size but the flaky skin and breakouts aren't worth it. My face also felt sticky after applying it.
This is a great citrus floral. I think the floral notes are much stronger than the citrus which is fine by me since I'm not a fan of most citrus notes. The texture of the body cream is light and moisturizing. It does smell very perfume-y at first but is much lighter when it dries.
This leaves my hair soft at first but after it's dry my hair is crispy and strawlike.
I hate most musk scents but this doesnt annoy me because it's a light clean floral musk. I just wish it lasted longer.
I love this as a leave in conditioner right before I blow dry damp hair. It leave my hair soft and frizz free. However as a flat iron serum, it just does not live up to the hype. The texture is too slippery and is somewhat greasy (like Biosilk Silk Therapy) to straighten my hair well when I flat iron.
Conditioner -Avalon Organics Botanicals - Keracare Humecto
neicy81 9/22/2007 6:31:00 PM
This is a great moisturizing deep conditioner. It gives great slip and really softens my hair. There is rumor that the humecto in the large tub size is better than the one in the bottle because it is creamier. However, I have both and see no difference.
This is my HG. I'm AA and heard the Creme of Nature relaxer was crap so naturally I thought the entire line was also. I had to see what the hype was about after reading so many raves on a black hair message board I'm on. I have the detangling moisturizing shampoo with the green label. I love this. My hair is so soft and silky that I dont need a conditioner afterwards. And I had no tangles which I thought was impossible. Lawd, please dont let them discontinue this ever!
Conditioner -Alterna - Restore Conditioner for Thinning Hair
neicy81 7/19/2007 5:15:00 PM
This really didnt leave me disappointed. After I blow dried my hair, I noticed my hair was super thick. My hair really had a lot of thickness and volume. The smell was a bit off putting. I thought it smelled somewhat like Nioxin. I really liked the cream texture of the conditioner as well, it was really to control the amount this way. This was great!
This is one of my staples. Right before I blowdry my hair, I put this on and I dont have the huge, poufy, frizzy hair that I used to have prior to using this product. It really leaves my hair sfoft and smooth. It also doesnt make my hair greasy. My hair loves this.
Conditioner -Joico - K-Pak Reconstruct Daily Conditioner
neicy81 6/21/2007 3:12:00 AM
This is one of my favorite conditioners. My hair was really damaged and thinning due to styling abuse. The keratin, oat, and wheat protein in this really helped turn my hair around by strengthening my hair and giving it a lot of volume along with much needed thickening. My hair is soft and it provides a lot of slip so I dont lose even more hair trying to detangle my hair. The banana scent is great as well.
After hearing so many raves from this, I decided to buy the smallest version of this to try it. It does make your hair really soft, but doesnt provide much slip so my hair was really tangled. I wont be buying again.
This is amazing. I've used this on my dry hair to smooth down frizzy new growth (relaxed girls y'all know what I'm talking about) and to smooth my wet hair right before blow drying. It really softens and smooths my hair. I have fine hair and it doesnt weigh my hair down. It's light and very moisturizing.
A makeup artist recommended this when she noticed I had dry flaky skin. I use it on my face exclusively and it isnt heavy at all. I like the texture of this because while it is a lotion, it's kind of has a creamy body butter texture to it so it really sinks into the skin. To me it works better than typical lotions with this texture because it doesn't have the temporary moisturizing abilities that so many lotions do. I can put this on in the morning and my face will still feel moisturized at the end of the day. I can touch my skin and feel it also.
This is a great warm bronze shade for darker skin. It put this on the morning and it was still on in the evening. It glides right on and gives a great pop of color. I imagine this could also double as a bronzer if neccessary.