Sunscreen -Unlisted Brand - Devita Daily Solar Protective Moisturizer spf 30
queenV 12/29/2010 8:29:00 PM
I first discovered this SPF moisturizer in a Devita sampler kit and liked it so much I ordered the full size version. I've been using it daily for over a month now, and it is the best spf 30 moisturizer I've ever used (and I've tried tons)! I have combination skin that is acne prone & reacts to many products. I've been looking for a higher spf lotion that is all natural & will not make me break out or smell funny, and DevIta's Solar Protective Moisturizer SPF 30+ is it! It's hydrating, protects me from the sun, & gives my face a bit of glow. I add Dr. Haushka's transluscent bronze concentrate (another all-time favorite) over it & my skin looks radiant. I highly recommend it!
I have been using these soaps on & off for a few years now, and they are amazing. They are all natural, smell divine, and work really well. Some are more moisturizing, others more exfoliating, and for special skin issues (acne). I've tried about a dozen kinds, but my favorites are Mayan Gold, Japanese Yuzu, Cucumber, Moroccan Fig, and Healing clay (for acne). I buy them every chance I get at the NYC street fairs. Their jar of pure shea butter is also great -- completely pure & super moisturizing.
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - Belli Acne Clearing Facial Wash
queenV 5/13/2009 2:50:00 PM
Since I became pregnant my back acne has come back with a vengeance. I used to keep it in check with preventive /healing acne products but had to stop using them because they all contained salicylic acid (not to be used during pregnancy). Then I found out about the Belli acne wash on a pregnancy forum so decided to try it. I have been using it daily for a couple months now, and my acne is not fully gone, but my skin looks much better and is breaking out a lot less. I will definitely repurchase!
Bronzers -Dr. Hauschka - Translucent Bronze Concentrate
queenV 5/13/2009 2:34:00 PM
This is the best all-natural face bronzer out there. I've tried all kinds of tinted moisturizers and bronzers, but keep coming back to this one. I just apply a tiny amount on my face after using my moisturizer, and my skin immediately glows. Best of all, there are no nasty chemicals, and it smells great. I have sensitive, acne-prone skin and have never had any problems with this product. Love it!
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - Frownies pH Balancing Complexion Wash
queenV 5/13/2009 2:23:00 PM
This is a great face cleanser that cleans skin without drying it out or leaving any residue. I have sensitive, combination, acne-prone skin, and this cleanser has never caused a problem. It doesn't lather much, but cleans well. The smell is not great, but it's gone when you rinse it off. The best part is that it has very few ingredients -- all natural! I'll definitely buy it again!
Lotions/ Creams -Unlisted Brand - de-luxe Shea Butter 100% Pure
queenV 5/13/2009 2:11:00 PM
This is a great moisturizer for dry skin. It goes on like butter and sinks in leaving the skin ultra soft and smooth. I use it at night on my hands and feet and wake up to super soft skin. The best part is that it's just shea butter with lavender oil -- all natural! The smell is not that great, but it's real lavender, not the chemical fragrance version of lavender, and doesn't linger long. At this price, I'll definitely buy it again!
This has been my HG mascara for years. It makes my lashes, longer, fuller, barely clumps, and washes off easily. It's similar to Diorshow mascara, but a lot cheaper! Love it!
I would never pay more than $10 for mascara, but I got this for free, and really love it. It makes my lashes longer & plumper, and I love the faint rose smell. I'll keep using it if I can get it for free, but don't think I'd pay full price for it. I think L'Oreal Voluminous mascara is just as good for a lot less!
This is a very moisturizing cream, so I mostly use it for my hands and body -- it's great for treating my occasional eczema flare-ups. I have acne-prone skin, so don't use it much on my face, except when my skin is very dry. I use a tiny amount (pea size) on moist skin (helps spread it better) and my skin immediately feels better. The cream is rather heavy, but it doesn't make my skin greasy, but gives it a glow. I love that it's all-natural, and a little goes a long way!
This is a great product to smooth out fine lines & take away spots. Apparently it has the highest concentration of retinol of any over the counter product. I used this for several years with great results. I'm now looking for more natural products that will yield the same results...
RoC's Enydrial lip balm is amazingly moisturizing. I use it every day in the winter & never get chapped lips. It's basically fragrance free, applies very smoothly, and just feels great on the lips. UPDATE: Now that I've found an equivalent one w/out chemicals (and cheaper too) in Weleda's Everon lip balm! This is the most moisturizing all-natural lipbalm I've found.
This is the most moisturizing all-natural lip balm I've found. I use it every day in the winter & never get chapped lips. It smells slightly like cocoa butter, applies very smoothly, and just feels great on the lips. I used to use RoC's Enydrial lip balm, which is also amazingly moisturizing, but now that I've found an equivalent one w/out chemicals (and cheaper too), I'll stick to Weleda's Everon lip balm!
Treatments -Ren - Omega 3 Overnight Lipid Renewal Serum
queenV 1/17/2009 1:35:00 PM
This is a VERY moisturizing oil so you only need a drop for your whole face (makes the bottle last a long time, which makes the high price tag more bearable). I have acne-prone skin, but it gets very dry in the winter, and this really "feeds" my skin. Since it's so rich, I use it every other day on moist skin (helps spread the oil more evenly). I love that it's all natural & loaded with high quality ingredients. Makes my skin glow! UPDATE: I ended up giving this to my mother as it started clogging my pores -- too rich for my acne-prone skin after all...
Treatments -Ren - Glycolactic Skin Renewal Peel Mask
queenV 1/17/2009 1:29:00 PM
This is a great all-natural exfoliating mask! I have acne-prone skin & this helps keep it clear. Yes, it tingles a bit, but it leaves my skin clean, decongested, super smooth. I only use it 1-2 times/week, and add a drop of Ren's Omega 3 Overnight Lipid Renewal Serum afterwards. Makes my skin glow!
This is a great all-natural exfoliating mask! I have acne-prone skin & this helps keep it clear. Yes, it tingles a bit, but it leaves my skin clean, decongested, super smooth, and glowing! I only use it 1-2 times/week, and add moisturizer right after. It's very similar to REN Glycolactic Skin Renewal Peel Mask (another favorite of mine), but at a fraction of the price.