Misc Beauty Tools -Clarisonic - Clarisonic PLUS Sonic Skin Cleansing System
schlisa87 4/26/2012 7:54:00 PM
I love this thing! I use it once a day only with a very gentle cleanser (Murad Soothing Gel Cleanser). It works really well and leaves my skin feeling super clean. This brush has softened my face and has improved the appearance of it overall.
Cleansers -Peter Thomas Roth - Beta Hydroxy Acid 2% Acne Wash
schlisa87 4/26/2012 7:50:00 PM
I really like this product and it's very gentle on my face for containing BHA 2%. I use this cleanser only once a day in the morning because me skin does get sensitive. So far this cleanser hasn't left my face feeling dry or tight with is great. When I first used it I thought it smelled kind of bad but it's not really that noticeable anymore.
I use this cleanser at night with my clairisonic. I really like it because it feels soothing and leaves my face fresh and not overdried. My cheeks always appear slightly red and I think this may be improving due to this product. The one thing I hate about it is that it's super liquidy and it flows right out of the tube and sometimes goes to waste. I wish this cleanser was packaged differently to avoid waste.
Toners -Kate Somerville - Clarifying Treatment Toner
schlisa87 4/26/2012 7:38:00 PM
I really like this toner. It does not contain alcohol so it doesn't burn when I apply it and my skin does not feel tight after application. This product does make my pores appear slightly smaller. Also, since this is a clarifying treatment it should fade dark marks from old acne marks. And it does! That's what I like about it so much. For me, in conjunction with several other products and a good skin care routine, it has improved the overall appearance of my face! The packaging is also great because it comes in a pump so you don't use more than you need (which saves money).
I hated it! I used the system for a month because I wanted to give it a shot. I got it to improve my skin but I didn't have bad acne. Proactive was really hard on my skin even when I used it every other day. My skin was really dry and raw. When I was using this I accidentally scratched my face with my thumb nail (it sounds weird, I know) and my skin was so thin that it kind of came right off leaving the area bleeding and a small scab a few days after. Everyone is different but I wouldn't recommend this system.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
schlisa87 4/26/2012 7:17:00 PM
I used this product for a long time and just recently stopped because my skin care needs are changing. I really liked this moisturizer. The gel formula worked much better for my face than a lotion. It's super light weight and dries quickly leaving my face feeling fresh. The only bad thing I have to say about this moisturizer is that sometimes it did not provide my face with enough moisture. Overall, good product though.
Moisturizers -Peter Thomas Roth - Max All Day Moisture Defense SPF 30
schlisa87 4/26/2012 7:11:00 PM
I used this product for a week before returning it to Sephora. It smells a lot like regular sun screen which I didn't like. The thing that made it so bad for my face is that it makes my face super oily after a few hours. I slid my finger over my forehead one time and it looked super greasy and my makeup seemed to "slide" right off. Another con is that it left my face shiny after application. One good thing about this product is that it didn't sting when I applied it (like some products containing SPF do). Bottom line, I didn't like it because it did not work for my skin (oily/combination)