Conditioner -Bumble & Bumble - Super Rich Conditioner
pilarakemi 8/30/2011 10:34:00 AM
OH MY GOD! I have FINALLY found my HG conditioner! I always thought this day would never happen but alas it has! I have layered medium thick hair that is past my bra strap and this conditioner not only perfectly conditions all of my hair, but it also does it while not weighing down my hair! What I love about this conditioner is the smell and the fact that I only need a small amount to properly condition the entire length of my hair. Before this I was using my all trusty Biolage Conditioning Balm, and even though that was nice, this is a million times better! Love, love, love!
Scrubs -Dermalogica - AGE Smart multivitamin thermafoliant
pilarakemi 3/25/2009 10:35:00 AM
I have fallen in love with this exfoliator/mask/scrub! Before using this I was using Kate Somerville's Exfolikate for over 2 years. I was spending $85 for 1.7 oz. Now I'm only spending $48 for 2.5 oz. for something very similar and even a tad better. I've been using this for about 2 weeks and I'm amazed. This stuff cleans out my pores, makes my skin as super soft (softer than it's been in years!), gives a healthy glow and has helped tremendously with break outs and red marks left from past blemishes. This stuff has lactic acid, retinol and salicylic acid...all at the beginning of the ingredient list! I was a little scared at first that it might be too much, even for my oily skin. But it was so gentle and didn't burn or dry out my skin like Kate Somerville's Exfolikate did. If I could I would give this prodcut a 10!
This is an excellent cleanser that does what a cleanser is suppose to do. It cleanses my skin, leaves it incredibly soft and never dries, irritates or makes my skin break out. I have extremely oily/acne prone skin that has a lot of surface dehydration. Since I've been using this cleanser my skin has begun to balance itself out. Great product!
I have been using this gel off and on for the last year. I seem to get bored but always come back to it to help even out my skin and make it smoother. It doesn't dry out my skin and it makes a significant difference just after a few days of use.
Treatments -Skinceuticals - Serum 15 AOX with Ferulic
pilarakemi 12/22/2007 5:14:00 AM
I've been using Skinceuticals Vitamin C serums for about 3 years now. I absolutely love them! They work perfectly for my oily/acneprone skin. I've tried different Vitamin C products and I always seem to come back to this one.
I love this sunblock! Before this I was using the Ultimate SPF 30 and that was an an HG. But since I don't spend too much time in the sun...I realized I didn't really need the high spf. So I switched this one. To me it seems like the same consistency as the spf 30. In the mornings I wash my face, tone, apply SkinC vit C, B5 gel and this sunblock. My skin just loves it!
Treatments -Kate Somerville - Anti Bac Clearing Lotion
pilarakemi 10/21/2007 7:51:00 PM
Product Description: Anti Bac Clearing Lotion is a prescription quality, intensive acne treatment that has been extensively tried & tested at Kate Somerville’s clinic. This advanced formulation has delivered life changing results to Kate’s personal clients. It’s your turn to smile with confidence! • Contains encapsulated Benzoyl Peroxide 5.3%, the most advanced & successful acne-fighting ingredient on the market • Controlled release formula works around the clock without over drying skin, like traditional Benzoyl Peroxide formulations • Kills bacteria & treats inflamed breakouts, while helping prevent future acne • REGU®SEB regulates excess oil production, also effectively reducing future breakouts • The solution to clear, beautiful skin! I love this BP! It doesn't dry out my skin, pimples are a lot smaller the following morning and this lasts a LONG time! I only apply this at night because sometimes it does it tend to ball up. But overall it's an AWESOME product.
I love this cleanser! I've been using this one and the gentle cleanser. I was only using this one 1-2 a week since I love how the gentle cleanser smells. But recently I ran out of the gentle one and decided to just stick to this one since I didn't want to spend more $. I am so glad I did. My skin just loves it. My breakouts have diminished and my skin looks bright.
I've been using this Vitamin C for a little over a week and I absolutely love it! At first I was a little scared that I would have a bad reaction to the silicone in the product, but thank goodness I didn't :) I've used Skinceuticals in the past and found that it would oxidize within 2 weeks and turn completely brown. I stopped using Vit C for a while until I saw all the different posts about this product here in MUA and I'm so glad I did. My skintone looks a lot better in a just a week and I found that it left my skin feeling soft and more even. I also didn't find it hard to spread it on my skin and it seems to sink in just fine. I wait a few minutes then apply LRP SPF 15/moisturizer. -----------------------------EDIT: It broke me out :( I'm keeping it at a 3 because it's a great product for someone that isn't sensitive to silicones.
Moisturizers -Kate Somerville - Nourish Daily Moisture
pilarakemi 7/1/2007 11:47:00 PM
I'v been using almost ALL Kate Somerville products for almost 7 months. I've been super happy with all her products but I couldn't quite say I was 100% with my daytime moisturizer (Goats Milk Moisturizer). I liked it...but didn't love it. I found that it left my skin a a little oily. Well I decided to call their customer service and received a sample of the Nourish Daily Moisturizer.....well now I can say I absolutely love my daytime moisturizer!!!! Even though this moisturizer is geared towards dry/normal/aging skin....I found this one to be the best for my oily acne prone skin!!! It's smells deliscious, it gives me just the right amount of moisture and it leaves my skin with matte but glowy finish.
Toners -Kate Somerville - Clarifying Treatment Toner
pilarakemi 6/23/2007 5:21:00 PM
I've been using this toner for about 4 months and I love it! It's alcohol free, non-drying, non-irritating and it leaves my skin looking pretty. I only used it at night before the Deep Tissue repair moisturizer and my skin is very happy!---------UPDATE 10/21/07: Sometimes this toner can be a little bit drying. When this happens I just use it once at night. But still a GREAT product!
I have super oily skin but since using KS products and getting monthly facilas at her cilnic since Dec. 2006....my skin def. more balanced. I love this sunscreen! It seems to sink into my skin and I actually love the smell. It's a citrusy, clean smell.
Moisturizers -Kate Somerville - Deep Tissue Repair with Peptide K8
pilarakemi 2/5/2007 6:08:00 PM
Yes this is VERY expensive.....but it works!!! First I got a sample of this since I didn't want to spend $150 for an ounce of moisturizer. Well after using this every night for a little over a week....I loved how my skin looked. Like the other reviewer said....it seems to help with discolorations and it helped me with the oilies. I didn;t seem to produce as much oil as I usually do. UPDATE: 9/6/07 I still love this moiturizer and have already bought 2 jars. But I CAN NOT even imagine spending another $150 for an ounce.
I've been using Kate Somerville skincare for about a month and I'm in love. At first when I used this product I thought I wasn't going to see any results since the directions say to leave it on for just 30 seconds. I asked myself "what could this possibly do in 30 seconds?!?!?!". Well it did! I use this 2-3 times a week and my skin is so soft and even. Love! Before this I was using Zia's Ultimate Exfoliant and compared to Zia's this is 100 times better! ----------UPDATE 10/21/07: I've been using this exfoliant religiously for almost 10 months and I will never use any other exfoliant for the rest of my life!!!!
This is the best clay mask I've tried and I've tried plenty! It smells deliscious! I apply this at night to spot treat any little stubborn pimples....and in the morning....they're practically gone!