Sunscreen -Kiehls - Super Fluid UV Defense Spf 50+
soverybored 7/28/2011 4:40:00 PM
The Good: Absorbs easily, has a high SPF rating, no funky smell, not hideously expensive. The mediocre: I look a greasy immediately after application. Takes a few mins (up to 10, depending on how hot it is in my condo) to fully absorb, and looks more matte. But not a matte-fying lotion by any means. If you have oily skin like mine, you will look VERY shiny after an hour or two. Definitely not sweatproof, either. The bad: 1) It stings when it drips into your eyes (I get very sweaty during the summer, and this, mixed with my sweat is even more sting-y than usual.)
Moisturizers -Cosmedicine - Medi-Matte Oil Control Lotion
soverybored 7/28/2011 4:35:00 PM
Re: Would I buy this product again? Yes...if it was on sale again. Bought 2 tubes of the 30ml Medi-Matte Oil Control Lotion (sunscreen SPF 20) for $15 each. I had a referral discount for $10, so I felt ok paying so much for such tiny tubes of lotion. I figured if I didn't like it (even though it had very good reviews on Amazon), I could trade it. I kind of love it. It really does matte-ify my unbelievably oily skin (thanks, thyroid and hormone problems!) I used to apply Kiehls Superfuid SPF 50, then add Makeup Forever mattifying gel and then the MF powder on top to just keep me from looking like an oil slick for a few hours. I'd end up with breakouts due to all this product. Cosmedicine's Medi-Matte does the job of those three products with no breakouts! I wish the SPF was closer to 45, though. 20 just seems so low. Great things about it: 1) It really does matte-ify, at least for a few hours. This? Totally awesome. 2) No smell at all. Absolutely none. Not so great, but not bad 1) The consistency. It's a bit like thicker elmer's glue. You need to rub it in (which is good, you're working the product in and helping it absorb), but it takes a bit of time (which is bad, if you're running late.) Bad: 1) Wow. This stuff is expensive. Honestly, if it hadn't been on sale, i would NOT have bought it.