I have very literally run through loads of shampoos weekly just to find the right formula for my hair type. I have dark brown hair which is straight but very voluminous. Originally, I wanted a shampoo that would add lots of shine to my hair while eliminating the awful build-up I had accumulated at the scalp. I used this product twice weekly for nearly 5 months now and have not switched to any other shampoo. It is absolutely brilliant. Not only does it add a natural luster to my hair, but I have noticed a great improvement in the overall health of my hair. I have noticeably less split ends, no build-up at the scalp and my hair shaft has become much stronger. Best of all, it lathers so well you only need two quarter size amounts for your entire head. I couldn't have asked for anything more. I cannot believe this shampoo is so cheap. I would have purchased Prell at a much higher price with these results. I promise this shampoo will not let you down. Best of luck!
Concealers -Maybelline - Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles
sanana 12/28/2012 4:44:00 PM
I have tried many concealers but this one is by far the most natural looking one. It covers up dark circles fairly well, although you might need a couple of applications. I generally like my concealer a little lighter so this particular product suits me. I absolutely love that this concealer does not settle into your wrinkles or is runny. This is probably because the formula is very light as aforementioned. This product will work excellent with L'Oreal's Magic Perfecting Base Primer or any similar primer. I resort to rating this product a 4 because the applicator (sponge) renders completely useless. To compensate, use your index and middle fingers :-) Good luck!
Honestly, I don't understand why everyone is so upset with this product. If you have any issues with this product, it is probably because you are not carefully following the directions or because you are allergic to the Benzoyl Peroxide ingredient. I have been using Proactiv for only about 2 weeks and I've seen a dramatic change in my skin's appearance. I barely break out anymore. Also, my skin has become softer and clearer. This is pretty amazing considering I have struggled with acne for nearly 5 years. I am using the original system which contains the renewing cleanser, the revitalizing toner and the repairing treatment. First of all let me start off by saying that even though I have combination skin, I find that generally my skin is more dry than oily. I started using the three step system twice daily and my skin did initially dry up, however, I invested some extra bucks and bought the green tea moisturizer. This moisturizer truly works miracles. I use it after every treatment application, so twice daily. You only need a nickel-size amount for your entire face. It leaves my skin SO soft but feeling non-greasy!! It is a must-have. A cheaper and effective alternative would be the Cetaphil moisturizing lotion for all skin types, although this product WILL leave your skin feeling greasy. If you are STILL having issues with dryness, then I suggest you switch out the renewing cleanser with Cetaphil's gentle skin cleanser for all skin types. Of course, the better alternative might be Proactiv's "Gentle Formula" which uses 2% Salicylic Acid instead of 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide. The Gentle Formula is available only as a "Travel Kit". It sells for $20 regularly but is $14.95 if you are a member with Proactiv. Of course, every product is a lot cheaper if you become a member. All in all, I think the key to success with Proactiv is making sure you follow the 3-step system exactly "by the book." DO NOT apply more of the product than is directed on the card that comes with the system. You will IRRITATE your skin if you use more of the product, which will result in drier skin and possibly, worse acne. Everything should be used in moderation. Less is more with this system. Good luck!