Cleansers -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Power - Cream Wash
stargirl114 2/24/2013 4:25:00 PM
This is my favorite morning cleanser. It is not drying and has 2% SA which helps to control my oil. The scent is light and I don't mind it.I can't say much on how helpful it is with acne as I use a 2.5% BP gel as my main acne treatment and mainly bought this to help with oil.
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Winter Candy Apple
stargirl114 1/1/2013 7:03:00 PM
This is one of my favorite BBW fragrances. At first I was put off by the name because I'm not a huge fan of sweet fragrances. However two of my favorite you tube gurus raved about it (Jen of thebusybeebuzz/ myhousewifelife and Ingrid of missglamorazzi) and I knew I had to try it. I went to the store and bought the body lotion and body spray. These products have great lasting power! I put them on in the morning and can smell them on my until the evening. Since I bought the body spray, the scent is not overwhelmingly strong and I don't have to worry about putting too much on. To me it smells like a slightly floral apple. This is a great scent and I wish it was part of their permanent line.
Conditioner -TRESemme - Naturals Radiant Volume Conditioner
stargirl114 1/1/2013 4:35:00 PM
I use this along with the shampoo and love the line. Pros: It is very lightweight and does not weigh my fine hair down. It has a nice smell It is very inexpensive Cons: I live in Denver which is very dry and this does not provide enough moisture during the winter. I have to use a leave in conditioner with this. However, I have not found a conditioner where this is not the case that doesn't leave my hair a greasy mess.
Shampoo -TRESemme - Naturals Radiant Volume Shampoo
stargirl114 1/1/2013 4:30:00 PM
Recently I have been on a shampoo hunt. I had tried many natural shampoos with no success. I saw this at Target, and at such an inexpensive price I decided to try it. Pros: This shampoo has a nice scent that doesn't stick to your hair all day. It also lathers nicely. It makes my hair very soft. It doesn't volumize but it also doesn't weight my hair down. Cons: This shampoo can be drying. I have very oily, greasy, teenage hair and this makes it so I don't have to wash my hair every day so it is perfect for me but for other people it might be too much. It doesn't volumize my hair. There isn't a difference in the volume of my hair when I am using this shampoo or other non volumizing shampoos.
This cleanser is ok. It hasn't provided any positive benefits or negative benefits. It has a weird smell. I originally bought this for use on my face but found a better cleanser so I have been using it on my bacne, I will use it up but will not buy it again in the future.
Conditioner -Garnier - Fructis Leave-In Conditioning Cream, Sleek & Shine
stargirl114 1/1/2013 4:14:00 PM
I've been using this leave in conditioner for three years and really like it. It is light weight but is moisturizing for my dry, fine hair. It does not weigh my hair down. My hair has a tendency to poof, but when I use this and blow dry my hair it becomes sleek and shiney just like the bottle says. I can see a difference in my hair between when I use this and when I don't, It would also work as a heat protectant if you have stronger hair. My hair is very delicate so I use a seperate heat protectant so my hair does not become damaged. This product helps me comb through my hair after a shower which is usually an impossible task because it is very tangly. The only problem with this product is that it is not moisturizing enough during the winter. I live in a place with very dry air and this is not quite enough for my hair.
This is the perfect post shave product. It is very moisturizing without leaving an oily or heavy residue. It is also exfoliating but is not too harsh for my upper body. It has an amazing scent. The only problem with this product is that if you do not get the tin it will melt away very quickly in your shower.
I use this product 1-3 times a week depending on how oily my skin is and I love it. It has a nice scent which is key in mask since you let it sit on your face. It has 2% salycilic acid in it and while I prefer BP for my main acne treatment this makes a good ingredient in the mask since it is not as drying. It makes my skin feel amazingly soft after use. The only issue I've had with it is the first time I used it my skin burned a bit but I haven't had any problems since.
This product is overall great. I love the 2.5% BP in it and even though BP in cleansers isn't as helpful as a BP cream or gel this product definatly helps my acne. I use this cleanser every night because twice a day is way to harsh for my skin and causes it to flake and peel. I love the exfoliating beads that aren't too harsh and don't feel like theyre ripping your skin apart. It did break me out at first but now it in conjunction with the acne.org treatment keep my acne away. The only reason I say I wouldnt buy this again is because I absolutly hate the smell. I can't stand it and I feel like it lingers.
Moisturizers -Formula 10.0.6 - Seriously Shine Free Mattifying Moisturizer
stargirl114 8/29/2012 6:02:00 PM
This moisturizer doesn't deliver what it promises. Rather than mattify it makes my skin feel more oily and look more shiney than if i had gone without this product. It also has a weird scent.
I'm a huge spiderman fan and when I saw the collection at ulta I had to buy it. This color is a beautiful spiderman blue. It goes on streaky but after three coats it evens out.
Cleansers -Alba Botanica - Natural Acnedote Deep Pore Wash
stargirl114 8/13/2012 3:37:00 PM
I use this cleanser when my skin is on the more oily side. I love that its natural and doesn't test on animals. It also lathers and makes my skin feel clean but not tight after using. The scent is nice. The only con to this product is that it is very liquidy and comes out very fast.
I use a BP 2.5% treatment and this cleanser in combination with the pm lotion is the only thing that keeps my skin from flaking off but also doesn't leave me oily.
Moisturizers -Cerave - Facial Moisturizing Lotion - PM
stargirl114 8/13/2012 3:30:00 PM
This is my HG moisturizer. I use it twice a day. It has a very lightweight formula that absorbs quickly into the skin. At first, I was concerned that it would not moisturize as well as the thicker moisturizers I have tried. I have very acne prone skin and am using 2.5% BP gel twice a day to keep my skin clear. This is very effective but also extremely drying. Before using this and the matching cleanser my skin was literally flaking off. This keeps my skin moisturized and super soft. Underneath my flakiness, I had a lot of oil but this product has kept the oil at bay because my skin is overcompensating for the dryness BP causes. The packaging is nice, the pump feels more sanitary than moisturizers that come in pots or jars since your fingers aren't touching all the product. I am on my second bottle of this and will continue to repurchase.
I overall have dry skin the skews towards combination during the summer. As a result I get tiny little pimples in my t-zone. I use this masque every two or three nights and as long as I use it consistently it keeps my summer acne at bay. I only use it on my t-zone since whole face application will result in flakes of skin coming off my cheeks. The only complaint I have is the packaging and the screw on lid.