I do not like it :( It's heavy, heavily fragranced and it doesn't get applied as smoothly as the previous EL sunscreen line which I loved It was expensive and only bought it because it was 50% off.
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - Oil Cleansing Method OCM
pmakraki 4/13/2011 5:30:00 AM
I love love love love this. My skin is combination dry with stubborn blackheads and the occasional red spot. I do it only at night only because I think that it's enough! I mix in a bottle 1 part EVOO, 1 part castor oil and 1 part almond oil because these are the oils I always happen to have around! I massage a lot onto dry face and then put a warm towel on my face for a couple of times. And that's it! It works like a charm! My nose is finally, after 20 years clear. Completely clear! The skin tone is even and the red spots are gone overnight, my face feels always moisturised. I'm trying this method with KP on my arms and I'll review if good results will happen
I so wanted to like this line because of the total lack of chemicals. However I think it's a horrible house cleaner (and I only clean with homemade products like olive oil soap, vinegar and soda). I only use it to clean the tile floor in the kitchen. And I don't think it does a great job, too! I also find it very drying as a handsoap, even dilluted. I think I'm going to use it a shampoo on my boy's hair and as body shower because I always moisturize afterwards anyway
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
pmakraki 10/7/2010 9:58:00 AM
It's the ONLY thing so far that has helped with the KP on my back arms. I don't think I'll ever get rid of it completely but CO has helped sooo much I cannot believe it. I'd like to take a jar and throw it to my dermatologist's head! So much money wasted, so many chemicals applied on my body and the answer was in my kitchen! Love it also as a makeup remover. As a body lotion As a hair treatment
Lotions/ Creams -Paula's Choice - Slip Into Silk Body Lotion
pmakraki 3/23/2010 5:58:00 PM
Nothing "silky" about this lotion....! It also did not moisturise at all. Thank god I tried the samples first!
Treatments -Paula's Choice - RESIST Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum
pmakraki 3/23/2010 5:55:00 PM
I like this A LOT. I've tried almost every serum of this line and I think that this one is the best so far. My skin used to be very irritated for a month or so (thanks to Olay's total effects serum btw) but when I ordered this one, my skin cleared in less than a week. No redness, no dry patches and it really helps with the discoloration (common problem to ppl with olive skin tone) It is absorbed quickly, it doesn't leave the skin oily or shiny at all, but it doesn't also leave the skin with that silky finish other serum do, although I think that may be a good thing after all, less silicones. Also no fragrance which I prefer. I will most definitely buy this again, whenever paula's europe has free shipping that is! It's only drawback is its price, in europe at least, because if you add the huuuuge shipping charges it reaches the price of a high-end serum
Cleansers -Paula's Choice - Skin Recovery Cleanser
pmakraki 3/23/2010 5:44:00 PM
I don't really like its consistency. It's not a gel, it's not a cream, it doesn't foam but it's runny enough to get on your nerves! I can only compare it to Avene Cold Cream Gel which I absolutely adore and it's quite cheaper, too. Paula's cleanser did remove all makeup and did leave my combination skin hydrated enough. However the price+shipping = veeeery expensive product. If there wasn't Avene's on the market, I would buy this one again but....
I love this fragrance. It's light, refreshing and it seems to have a great staying power, considering it's just a body water. I use it every morning under clothing and its aroma stays with me until noon! If it's too hot outside I usually reapply, and it is so invigorating. I will most certainly buy again. Great price, too. Just 9.5 euros.
I was totally in love with this fragrance. Too bad Korres discontinued it.
I really really really hate this lotion! The smell being the worst about it. It doesn't get absorbed easily and it leaves a sticky feeling that I don't like!
Sunscreen -Paula's Choice - Ultra light sunscreen spray lotion spf55
pmakraki 3/26/2009 4:42:00 AM
By far the best sunscreen I've ever tried (and I've tried everything under the sun!) It is in a spray bottle which is very handy and hygienic. Its consistency is that of a very lightweight lotion. I've been using it for almost a week now and it has never produced acne (like other sunscreens) or blackheads and clogged pores. It's SPF is so high you can feel totally protected (provided you use it generously and religiously) As a bonus extra it is also very moisturising and in the summer I intent to wear it alone. It doesn't shine and it is absorbed pretty quickly. A HG!
Treatments -Lancaster - Lancaster 365 Cellular Elixir For Delicate Skin
pmakraki 11/3/2008 11:47:00 AM
For Delicate skin?? It's 4th ingredient is alcohol AND it also contains fragrance (and a very bad one, if i may say so) Please, don't waste your money on this product! It dried my skin so after I had to put moisturizer on, and it stung just a bit (I'm guessing the alcohol) Too expensive to worth a third try (yes, I managed to cope w it twice!)
Moisturizers -Paula's Choice - Hydrating Treatment Cream
pmakraki 10/11/2008 12:45:00 AM
Unfortunatelhy this product didn't agree with my skin. It never created any rashes or blackheads or red spots but it doesn't seem to sink in. I never feel my face moisturised afterwards, so i have to put on my DDML to stop the tight cheek feeling. It also feels kind of sticky. During summer was too thick and heavy to apply, during autumn it just isn't enough. My skin is combination/dry (not very dry) with a tendency to blackheads on the T-zone.
Lotions/ Creams -Paula's Choice - RESIST Skin Revealing 10% AHA Lotion
pmakraki 7/22/2008 4:20:00 PM
Another great product from PC. It is amazing for the heels, it did an excellent job at smoothing out any rough body areas and when used regularly, it gives the face a much needed glow! I use it 2x/week on the face and 2-3x/week as a body lotion. It smells weird but it fades out. Sometimes I get a tingling sensation but it is not painful and it goes away pretty quickly. In winter, I allow the skin to absorb it and then apply my regular body lotion.
Lotions/ Creams -Paula's Choice - Weightless Body Treatment with 2% BHA
pmakraki 4/14/2008 10:05:00 AM
I wanted this to get rid of the KP on my back arms so much! So far though I haven't seen dramatic results, I think it only keeps it at bay. I really don't know what else to do... I use it every night and every morning I put the 10% AHA body lotion. Where I've seen very good results, though, is on my face. With every night use, it has cleared my face even from nose blackheads, it has evened the skin tone and it has gotten rid of some under eye milia. Fabulous! After seen these results I decided to try some samples of the actual 2% BHA face lotion and although it wasn't bad, I just didn't have the same awsome results! It also has cleared my butt area from acne and has kept the bikini area from ingrown hair and pimples from shaving. I will most surely buy it again esp as a face treatment