Treatments -Olay - Regenerist Micro-Sculpting SERUM
sck279 12/31/2010 10:40:00 AM
Love this serum! Hydrating, smoothes and firms, and just keeps my sensitive skin happy and plump. I use it under the Olay Regenerist DNA Superstructure SPF 25 cream and love the way my dry skin stays comfortable, firm, and plump all day. I have used this product for several months (almost a year) and will keep in in my routine. Bonus, also works great with Clarins, DHC, Pevonia products I also use...Inexpensive compared to other similar serums.
Treatments (Eye) -Olay - Regenerist Anti-Aging Eye Roller
sck279 12/31/2010 10:34:00 AM
I have successfully used this roller product for 6 months. I do not use it so close to the eyelid though, that it would seep in-as previous reviewers had problems with. I use it in the morning and have almost immediate de-puffing results. The effect, for me, seems to last all day. I do gently pat the product from midline to outer eye until the product is absorbed. No rolling under makeup and keeps moderate moisture. I also use Caudalie eye cream over this when needed. It would be helpful if the applicator was marked with a recycle code (we can recycle 3-7 here as well..), but overall the applicator is easy to use. Also, although the total product amount is small, it usually lasts 2-3 months, depending on how much I use each day. Use daily, every morning and will keep in my routine.
Moisturizers -Olay - Regenerist DNA superstructure UV cream SPF 30
sck279 12/31/2010 10:23:00 AM
This is, overall, my favorite moisturizer. The packaging is easy to use and never clogs. The rich moisturizer absorbs nicely, yet keeps my extra dry skin supple and comfortable. Also, being outside quite a bit, the spf protects well- I never burn with this moisturizer. The best part is the plump moisture that seems to last all day. Also, firming and smoothing effect to face and neck. Always comfortable and never makes my face red or irritated (and NO breakouts). I use Clarins, Pevonia, DHC, Caudalie... This product works great with other serums and also over other moisturizers. Play with it...always works great for me (on neck too!). The Micro-Sculpting Serum works nicely under this day cream, just smooth the serum over the jawline down to the neck to avoid any rolling. I have used this product since it came out and will keep in my regimen until Olay discontinues!
This is a wonderful serum and I cannot live without it! I use this at night under a moisturizer- the results for me are soothed skin, less breakouts, and very moisturized and supple skin. I just bought 2 more bottles as they are on sale fo 16.50 this month... 3 drops a night last forever- my skin is calm and hydrated in morning. As for brightening, I will update later with more use. Love it and will keep it in my regimen.
I have dry sensitive skin and this toner works very well to keep my minor breakouts down. It is gentle on my skin with no adverse affects and leaves my skin slightly moistened and ready for moisturizer. I'm on my third bottle and have my husband using it too(he has normal/combo skin, same age). I also have had good results with the DHC Salicylic Acne wash too- I use both products at night. Great price point and you only need a bit of product to do the job.
I have used this as my mainstay retinol product for over a year. It calms my acne, smooths lines, and is really very nourishing. I love the three little tubes so you only have to open a bit at a time. I've never had a bad reaction with this product as my skin is very dehydrated, but sensitive too. All the other retinol products I've used have made me break out like mad... I use this after DHC Olive Leaf Extract and Acerola 100 at night, then wait about 15 minutes for absorption and use a night time moisturizer over top. My skin is even toned, calmed and soft by morning! Love it!!
I use this product after Olive leaf extract and before my regular moisturizer and it has really helped with dullness, reduced acne, and after 6 weeks, I have also noticed brightening and lightening of my pigmentation. The key to using this cream is to massage it in using small circles until it is really absorbed, otherwise it just kind of sits on your skin and tightens. My skin is really sensitive and I could feel the vit. c during the first couple uses, though my skin acclimated quickly and now the overall redness and reactivity of my regular acne is subsiding. I love this and will keep it for day use. Also, the Acerola 100 is great for nighttime as it is a bit more nourishing...
Lotions/ Creams -June Jacobs - Citrus Hand Protection SPF 15
sck279 12/10/2008 2:12:00 PM
This hand cream comes in a 3.7 oz tube and is nourishing, protective, but not greasy or heavy. Unlike other spf hand creams I've tried, this actually absorbs nicely and is hydrating. It absorbs best if you massage into hands for a couple minutes, then my hands are just soft- not sticky. Quite happy with this and will repurchase. Expensive, though use just a bit!
I use this toner twice a day and have found it to be very soothing, hydrating, softening, and gentle (even around eyes). There is a cranberry fragrance, though this disipates. My skin is left soft and ready for serum. I've had no bad reactions to this product and happily use other June Jacob products. the line is expensive, though you don't need much to do the job! Already repurchased on sale at SpaLook.com... Works as well as Clarins Chamomile toner.
Treatments -June Jacobs - Age Defying Hydrating Serum
sck279 12/10/2008 1:57:00 PM
I've been using June Jacobs Age Defying line for about a month now and am very happy with how soft and smooth the texture of my skin is. The serum is not glycerine based, so it is a watery texture. Leaves skin very smooth and helps the moisturizer absorb better. This serum has a great formulation- full of peptides, ceramides, vitamins, Q10, lactic acid(though very gentle), and retinyl palmitate along with a string of soothing and other extracts. The eye dropper is easy to use. Expensive, however, the antiaging ingredients and peptides are close to the beginning of the list- not in a miniscule amount at the bottom. Quite happy with this serum. Will repurchase. As I stated in my other reviews, I always react badly to new products and this line has not irritated my skin in the least- no breakouts or redness...Happy face!
Moisturizers -June Jacobs - Melanin Age Defiance SPF 30
sck279 12/10/2008 1:49:00 PM
This is a moisturizer with high level of SPF. There is a slight tint, though the only effect I've noticed on my skin is that is doesn't look suncreen white. Very moisturizing and great for sensitive skin. I have not broken out or had any bad reaction to this- I react very badly to sunscreen products. I have used this over several other day moisturizers and it works great. I'm just so happy with this find! UVA/UVB and really protects in the Texas sun.
Moisturizers -June Jacobs - Intensive Age Defying Hydrating Complex
sck279 12/10/2008 1:43:00 PM
This moisturizer is over $100 however you get a 3.5 oz tub. Not an ounce or 2... The texture is very rich-even more so than Pevonia products- you definately need the spatula. It's meant to warm and massage into skin. Despite the very heavy texture, this is not greasy, oily, or heavy on the skin- jafter absorbing, it just leaves skin very soft and smooth. Full of peptides, Vitamins, shea, ceramides, antioxidants- great all in one formulation for aging/anti-aging. Nice light citrus scent that goes away. This is a great moisturizer for Day and Night and will last a very long time. I use it over the Age defying hydrating Serum. For sunscreen, I'm using the June Jacobs Melanin Age Defiance SPF 30. This stays the Texas sun and I DO NOT GET IRRITATED OR BREAK OUT from this sunscreen!! Great combination- I couldn't be happier. I just wish I had found this line sooner. I'm happy with every product Ive tried. Currently using Clarins chamomile toner or June Jacobs Cranbery toner, JJ Hydrating Serum, Hydrating Complex, DHC eye peptides and Q10 eye cream, JJ Melaning Age Defiance SPF 30.
Masks -June Jacobs - Cranberry Pomegranate Moisture Masque
sck279 12/10/2008 1:17:00 PM
I've just started using this mask. I was aprehensive as it is a moisturizing 'clay' mask. However, it is surprisingly moisturizing, soothing, and smooths my skin to a super soft texture. I do have very dehydrated skin and did notice only positive results. Also, I find that this helps clean out my pores a bit. Use it a couple times a week. The aroma is a cranberry scent, but soothing, not obnoxious. I will repurchase this- the initial expense is diluted by the large tub and little needed to do a nice mask. Comes with a spatula...I love this!
I do have Very dry skin, however, this 'super nourishing' cream didn't even sort of touch the tightness on my cheecks. Both the day cream and the serum are sticky. You have to keep pressing hands on your face to get them to absorb, after this it's heavy on the surface but my skin is clearly not nourished. I can see tight lines on my cheeks! Don't even think that reapplying will help or further Nourish the skin. I just doesn't sink in. The positives are a nice fragrance, beautiful jar, and SPF 12 in the day version. I actually put Midnight Secret right over top of both the daycream and serum. This helped a bit. A truly expensive dissappointment. I'll try it again in the humid summer...
This eye cream really suprised me. I did not expect it to be so firming and rich! Great formulation with retinyl palmitate, Q10, alpha-arbutin, and antioxidants. I have extremely dry skin and this is really lasting all day for me. Nice light and air protecting tube, easy to use and instant results. Update 12.10.08: I still use this eye cream over the Eye Treatment Peptides and love it. It is quite nourishing and I have desert like skin. Also, I have noticed a couple of freckles around my eye are actually dissappearing since using this. It's a great value at 0.8 oz. This is one DHC product I'll definately keep in my routine.