Moisturizers -La Mer - Creme de la mer moisturizer
spamspam098 2/13/2012 6:15:00 PM
I would give it a 2.5 The good: -It does a good job protecting your skin in the winter and from flaking & dryness. Not many creams can provide consistent protection throughout the day. -it gives your face a nice glow (shine). -easy to apply sunscreen afterwards, doesn't ball up sunscreen like many other creams do. -you only need a tiny bit of it each time -you can use it around your eyes The bad: -it breaks me out a little if I use it consistently -it's really expensive for what it does (Eucerin can probably do all of "the good") -it has bad stuff as main ingredients (mineral oil/ petrolatum) -it doesn't make your skin awesome like it promises, not much of a difference after consistent use (after which I break out) The fact that I haven't touched my large jar of it in almost a year speaks volumes about how I feel about this. I simply have too many other good options that work to waste energy on creme de la mer. It's been relegated to my bf as a winter moisturizer.
Masks -Origins - Dr. Weil Mega Mushroom Skin-Calming Face Mask
spamspam098 2/13/2012 5:59:00 PM
I've always wanted to love origins, but their products disappoint so far. I was given this mask as a sample with my purchase of the mega mushroom serum (which I returned later). Immediately after applying it, I felt a strong stinging sensation. Granted that I use differin a few nights a weeks, stinging has never been this bad with any other cream or mask. The directions ask for 10 mins, but within 2 mins, I could tell my face was completely red and burning. I rinsed the mask off and immediately i noticed how red and blotchy my face was! - the very things that the mask promises to reduce! Now after another 20 mins my face is still somewhat red from the mask. I don't plan on using anything from their mega mushroom line again. This is probably one of the worst masks I've tried so far.