This is the best scrub I have ever used. Smells amazing, super thick and lasts forever! My skin was softer after one use and every time I use it I get reminded why its so great. Very nice granules that get the job done but aren't harsh combined with a super moisturizing paste. THE BEST!
Gels/Soaps -L'Occitane - Amande Cleansing and Soothing Shower Oil
sharibenson 9/29/2010 5:13:00 PM
Love this shower oil! It smells fantastic and creates a rich lather on your skin. Makes me enjoy my shower time!
Powder -Make Up For Ever - Duo Mat Powder foundation
sharibenson 1/13/2010 1:33:00 PM
I love this powder foundation! It is expensive, but its great on my combo to oily skin and does not break me out. I have tried others that are not as expensive and nothing comes close to this! Great coverage, with an extra swipe or two in a certain area it covers up the occasional blemish. Comes with a nice sponge and I love the magnetic closure, keeps me assured the compact will not open up in my purse. The only thing I'd change is the price! Have been repurchasing now for a year!
This lotion smells amazing and feels so good when I put it on, however its just not enough moisture for my combo skin. My skin will get oily by the end of the day and I could probably go without lotion if I wanted. However I feel as though this product actually dried out my skin. I wish they would add some more moisture to it, because the consistency, packaging, smell and feel of this lotion are great!
Treatments -Skyn Iceland - Oxygen Infusion Night Cream
sharibenson 3/30/2009 3:11:00 PM
This cream smells really nice and feels good, however just doesn't deliver results. I feel this is the same with all of the skyn iceland products. Cool packaging, great scents, I love the they cool or warm your skin, but what they do to your skin is just blah.
Great face wash!! For $30 you get a huge bottle of this and it comes with a super convenient pump so you can really use it all! It cleans my face so well, it provides a nice creamy lather that feels cool and clean. I use mine with my Clarisonic and its a perfect combination. My skin used to be on the oily side so this is not over-drying and helps with keeping the oil away. Although I think my Clarisonic is really to thank for my skin no longer being oily. Love Skyn Iceland Products!
Got a sample of this from my sephora sales associate. Very nice texture, but if I over-moisturize my t-zone gets oily by mid-afternoon and this was the case with this moisturizer. I do take good care of my skin with a night cream so I can use a lighter cream in the day, and this one was just a bit too much for me.
Lotions/ Creams -Bliss Labs - Lemon & Sage Body Butter
sharibenson 3/18/2009 1:13:00 PM
Oh Bliss, adding a yummy fragrance to an average moisturizer and selling it for $25 doesn't cut it. This felts nice putting it on, its thick and it seems like its going to be super moisturizing but its not. I much prefer Eucerin Calming cream for less than half the price.
Scrubs -Bliss Labs - Pore Perfecting Facial Polish
sharibenson 3/18/2009 1:11:00 PM
This scrub didn't do anything good for me. The scrubbing beads are of nice size and the product smelled fine, but it didn't change my pores and like the other reviewers there was a residue left on my face.
Cleansers -Bliss Labs - clog-dissolving cleansing milk
sharibenson 3/18/2009 1:09:00 PM
Typical Bliss, smells good, feels good, and made me break out. The only thing this cleanser was dissolving was my chance at having clear skin!
Masks -Bliss Labs - Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask
sharibenson 3/18/2009 1:07:00 PM
This product smelled very nice, and felt good-kind of tickled but didn't do anything. I also think that it gave my bad cystic acne. I'm not sure if I thought to use this because I sensed my skin was getting bad but I definitely noticed zits that popped up after this mask. My mom loves it so now she has two!
Misc Beauty Tools -Clarisonic - Pro Skincare Brush
sharibenson 3/18/2009 9:54:00 AM
So I figured I would wait and review this product after a couple weeks which is when all the other reviewers said they saw a difference, so I thought I would pay close attention to the first week so if people notice "purging" of their skin they may not be discouraged. Day 1/2: Purchased pink clarisonic two days ago, and was disappointed to get it home and learn it needed a 24 hour charge before use. However, after spending $200 I was not going let my anticipation get the better of me and ruin its capacity to hold a charge in the future. I have used this twice now, last night and this morning. 1st time my face felt clean & smooth, & looking in my magnification mirror I noticed small imperfections coming to the surface of my skin which were easily extracted. This morning after use 2 my moisturizer sank right in, makeup glided on smoothly and there are no more little flakeys anywhere on my face. VERY smooth. I have an oily t-zone so I will start experimenting with moisturizes since they are being absorbed so well. Day 1 wrap up-felt good to use like a face message, skin feels smooth and clean, small imperfections coming to surface but not as noticeable zits. Day 3-4: Over the past three days I have been using the Clarisonic on the factory setting (1 min) twice a day. I have noticed some zits that seem to surface immediately afer using, but they are nothing like real zits. It might be a slight inflammation under the skin I notice only in my magnification mirror, but never rises out of the skin or causes a whitehead or anything like that. My skin still feels smooth and soft. I am going away for the weekend, packed it with me, and will provide a 1 week update upon my return. Still very satisfied especially since all other reviews say it only gets better with time! Day 5-6: I'm starting to really really love this! My skin is sooo smooth and soft, I used to have an extremely oily T-zone, and this paired up with Skyn Icleand The Antidote has left my skin normal!!! No more powders or blotting papers! I went home this weekend and my mother said my skin looked great. I am no longer "purging" everything that was in my skin. I have not gotten a new zit or breakout in the last couple days. I feel like now I can use any cleanser, any moisturizer and it won't cause me to breakout. I have seen a huge reduction of small blackheads and bumps on my chin. I'm sooo pleased I bought this, and the most encouraging thing is that most people who reviewed said they saw the best results after a month. Guess it will only get better! Day 14: Love this! Will never be without it again. I know it takes one month for your skin to completely shed, but after two weeks I am completely satisfied. I actually like my skin and look forward to using the Clarisonic because everytime I use it my skin gets better and better. I am still using the normal setting for 1 min and am considering increasing to 2 min. I highly recommend you purchase! Will not regret! EDIT: Almost 1 year later and I still love it!
Treatments (Eye) -Korres - Evening Primrose Eye Cream
sharibenson 3/17/2009 3:05:00 PM
Is this eye cream wonderful? no. is it bad? no. Its not super moisturizing but does moisturize. Didn't help with the small fine lines I have under my eye that powder can sometimes creep in. Cannot use it in the morning because all I use is powder makeup and it would cause the powder to get all clumpy. Its not the best eye cream out there but IS better than nothing. I got mine as part of the yogurt kit and will use it until its gone, than look for something else.
Moisturizers -Christian Dior - HydrAction Gel Sorbet Ultra Hydratant
sharibenson 3/17/2009 3:01:00 PM
Bought this product a while ago as I have combo skin with an oily t-zone. If I am using a gentle cleanser this gel-cream is great! It smells nice and really just feels good putting it on. If you have oily skin and want a moisturizer because you are debating moisturizer or nothing, than this will work great for you! However, when I am using any sort of chemical exfoliator in the winter: glycolic, retinol, lactic than this product in not enough for me. If you have combo skin it may also be great to use this on your t-zone and a heavier moisturizer for your cheeks.
Masks -Korres - Yogurt Velvety Moisturizing Mask [DISCONTINUED]
sharibenson 3/17/2009 2:50:00 PM
This product is great for the price. I am a huge product junky always looking for the next best thing. The downside of this (besides spending a fortune on skin products) is that sometimes I go overboard with treatments or clay masks, and the yogurt moisturizing mask totally revitalized my skin and brings it back to life. I have combo skin and an oily t-zone so moisturizing things scare me because I don't want to get greasy. This mask is great! It smells wonderful, totally affordable. Depending on how dehydrated my skin is, I will put in on, wait till it soaks in and if I need added moisture I will apply another layer and wait for the to soak in. I remove gently with a warm washcloth, and wow! my skin is healthy and moisturized without being oily or greasy. I highly recommend.