Smell is great & I really noticed a difference the first few times I used it. But after awhile it seems my skin became immune to its active ingredients, as it didn't brighten my complexion anymore. It's also hard to wash off & leaves green residue. Packaging is nice though.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
smiggle 8/16/2003 11:19:00 AM
Not sure if it was Step 1 or 2 in this whole skincare regime... but by the time I got to the moisturiser, I was already red & stinging. Found that this lotion did not absorb well & left my oily skin greasy. Packaging was not user-friendly either.
The alcohol in this toner is potent... you can smell it as soon as you open it. Left my skin irritated (if it wasn't already from the "mild" facial soap) & the smell was horrid!
Sympathise with everyone who hated this product - made me break out in a rash... red patches & very irritating on my skin. No idea what is in this soap, but don't recommend it at all.
Cleansers -Neutrogena - Neutrogena Deep Clean Cleanser Cream
smiggle 8/16/2003 11:12:00 AM
Made me break out & was very irritating on my skin. Although it made my skin feel very clean after... it was a very "unnatural" clean... almost too squeeky clean like my skin had been stripped of all the good stuff. Not recommended.
Skincare - Face -Garnier - Synergie Pure Sebum Control Moisturizer
smiggle 8/16/2003 11:09:00 AM
Too thick & felt more like a mask rather than a moisturiser! TOo drying & made me break out badly.
This is a short-term solution to ridding blackheads, but could in effect make them come back to haunt you as it leaves pores wide open. Even after applying toner, my skin felt very raw. The strips leave some residue too, and isn't very effective in removing blackheads at the edges of my nose.
Very overpowering smell - but it is a concentrated oil afterall. Used this as a night-time face moisturiser, as recommended by my beautician. Found it hard to get "a few drops onto a cottonwool" as you have to shake hard to get a drop out! It did replenish my dry patches, but I can probably find a moisturiser that's not so oily or overpowering in smell. Probably best as a body/hair oil as others have used it for.
Pretty expensive for a toner that feels like you're just spraying water! Very light & a pleasant smell... refreshing & cooling, but didn't really do much for me, as with all the other all|sensitive products.
As with the whole all|sensitive range, didn't really see any results with this. Packaging is great as the pump can be locked to take travelling... but other than that, didn't see any positives from the moisturiser itself. It's light & easily absorbed, but doesn't leave the skin feeling adequately moisturised.
Didn't see any results at all. Did as the beautician told me to & left it on overnight as I slept... while it felt refreshing, I always found the thin film too greasy in the morning to wash off. Packaging is great though.
A bit undecided about this cleanser as while it didn't make me break-out & was mild on my skin, it also didn't really do much for me. Packaging is great though, & easy to take travelling with as the pump can be locked. Good in removing make-up, though I don't wear much. Probably won't be re-purchasing as I tried the whole all|sensitive range & wasn't impressed.
Primer/ Corrector -The Body Shop - Matt It Face & Lips
smiggle 8/16/2003 10:46:00 AM
Didn't really find that it did much for my T-zone, but helped me in the lips department. Made my lipstick/gloss glide on smoother & had staying power. The tube is not very user-friendly, but you only need a little bit each time to cover face & lips. Might try it on my oily eyelids perhaps.
Bought this for my wedding in the hope to "bring out my inner glow" hahaha... but unfortunately it didn't really work on my fair skin. There was a subtle shimmer, but not enough to justify the shimmer rubbed off on my dress! Was disappointed... but everyone told me I *sparkled* down the aisle! ;)
The only thing this eye cream does for me is make my eyes feel refreshed - my eye circles are still visible however, so won't be re-purchasing. Is a good cream under concealer though.