Skincare - Face -Estee Lauder - Advanced Night Repair Concentrate
papillonfr 9/29/2012 4:26:00 AM
I really dont understand the rave reviews. I bought this as I was positive that based on all the hype, it would solve my skin issues - dry patches, enlarged pores, and hyperpigmentation. In fact using this has made my skin worse and after 2 weeks of use, alone and under moisturiser, I have 3 new spots and my pores look even more enlarged. In fact, my skin looks very muddy. In some ways I am quite glad, as this stuff was so expensive! it means I wont be tempted to buy this again, I definitely wont be buying this again.
This works!! Having spent unbelievable amounts of money on masks, peels, serums etc to deal with my age spots/hyperpigmentation issues over the years, I decided to try this since I didnt want to waste any more $$$ and I happened to have some in my fridge. I use zero fat greek yoghurt from fage, leaving it on my face for 30 minutes then washing it off with mild water. Afterwards, my face looks instantly brighter, fresh, and pores tightened, yey! I wished I had discovered this sooner, as this provides much better results than the expensive products on the market I have used. By the way, I have tried the full fat variety, as I read this was supposed to be better, I have also tried adding honey as well as lemon, but for my skin (combination), zero fat seems to work best. Its worth experimenting to find what works best for your skin. HG!!
Hands down the BEST EVER liquid foundation I have used in my life. I have combination/oily skin, and all liquid foundations are way too cakey or turn my face into an oil slick/orange by lunchtime, however, I apply this in the morning and my face is still looking flawless 12 hours later, with a bit of blotting once during the day. I have a few acne marks, brown spots and redness on my cheeks and this foundation covers them well, without looking heavy. Highly recommended. May this never be discontinued!!!
I have used many expensive masks over the years, however this one is hands down the best one I have used, and the cheapest! The results are astonishing, my blackheads are cleared up, pores minimised, and my skin looks clear and smooth. The oily t zone on my face is mattified while the dry cheek areas appear hydrated. Furthermore, while my skin goes red after using other masks, especially ones containing glycolic acid, with this one there is no irritation at all. Very pleased!
I was looking for a clarifying shampoo and used this for the first time today. I have to say, this product is amazing! I have thick coarse and frizzy hair, but after using this, and my usual deep conditioner, my hair never felt so clean and soft. I cant stop running my fingers through it! Although it is quite expensive, it's worth it if you use alot of styling products on a daily basis like me.
Sunscreen -Shiseido - Anessa - town use sunscreen SPF30
papillonfr 4/7/2008 4:01:00 PM
I like the packaging, and the fact that it has no smell, but it is way too harsh for my skin (which is not particularly sensitive) - after several hours on my face had several blotchy marks on it, not good!! Also it is not mattifying at all, it leaves a greasy slick, so I cannot recommend it to anyone who has combination skin like I have. **update** my skin has broken out! avoid this at all costs if you have combination skin
Moisturizers -Chanel - Precision Blanc Essentiel Whitening Night Cream
papillonfr 3/24/2008 12:14:00 PM
Blah product. Refreshing, but not particularly hydrating and does not have any whitening effects despite using it for 3 months
Moisturizers -Origins - Make A Difference Skin Rejuvenating Treatment
papillonfr 3/24/2008 12:11:00 PM
A light cream, which apparently is supposed to be used under your regular moisturiser. I think this is a good moisturiser on its own in the summer (refreshing and does work), but would not waste my money buying this in winter as I would use a heavier cream on its own.
Treatments (Eye) -Shiseido - Benefiance Revitalizing Eye Cream [DISCONTINUED]
papillonfr 3/24/2008 12:06:00 PM
I dont like the packaging (in a jar) but it is nice rich cream for night, best used in winter and keeps wrinkles at bay. On my second jar now. Quite expensive but would buy again.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
papillonfr 3/24/2008 8:28:00 AM
I dont know why it is called moisture surge. Maybe its because it is watery and sits on the skin like water. It does not moisturise at all. I got this as a GWP. Will NOT waste my money buying it.
I work in an overly air-conditioned office all day, and have been suffering from a lack of sleep so my skin has been paying the price. Despite the eye watering price I took the plunge and bought a bottle of this stuff last week. The lotion absorbed nicely into my skin and the next morning, my skin did look better that it usually does after only a couple of hours sleep, but the product had not worked any miracles. When I used it again the following night, the effects were even less noticeable. Maybe its because although it does not say on the packaging, apparently it is not to be used on consecutive nights. In any case, although it is a nice enough product I will not buy this again, because it is simply not worth the price!
Moisturizers -The Body Shop - Vitaman C Intensive Night Treatment
papillonfr 3/24/2008 8:05:00 AM
I bought this yesterday and put it on my face last night. My skin is usually quite oily, but in winter it becomes really dry, so I find it hard to find a moisturiser that is nourishing but at the same time does not make me break out in spots. Well I woke up this morning, and my skin has a nice glow to it and the very fine lines on my face have been plumped out. The best thing about this is the price (cheap) and its in a tube so hygenic. I would definitely recommend this!!! A potential HG. ** UPDATE - this product sits on the skin and has a strange tendency to pile up so in the morning, I wake up with small white crumbs on my face and in my hair which looks like dandruff yuk. It has also made my skin break out after using it 3 times. Such a shame
This stuff is absolutely amazing! Although it is supposed to be a pre-shampooing treatment, I use it after shampooing and before conditioning, I leave it on my hair for about 5 mins and afterwards my hair is silky soft and shiny (usually it is frizzy and unmanageable). The only downsides are the packaging (the pump stops working after a while) and the price - it is very expensive, although I would say the price is worth paying. Also dont try using it more than once a week, when I first bought it I loved it so much I used it everyday, but it didnt make any difference.
I received a sample of this along with the face serum in the same series. As soon as I applied the eye serum, I felt a burning sensation (which I usually do as I have sensitive skin under my eyes) but something felt wrong as the burning felt progressively worse. I looked in the mirror after about 5 minutes and my skin was red!! I have binned the sample. I would not recommend this at all.
Treatments -Origins - Dr Weil Plantidote Mega Mushroom Face Serum
papillonfr 7/25/2007 6:15:00 PM
I felt compelled to write a review after receiving a sample of this. I have combo skin and up until 3 days ago, it was clear and problem free. Well the morning after I applied this on my face, I woke up with 3 small zits...during the course of the day they got worse and I now have 3 red sore welts on my face. I have binned this sample. Under no circumstances would I recommend anyone actually paying for this product!!