Not friendly for sensitive skin. I should've known any acid products are not good for sensitive skin but sephora rep swears it's fine and I can use it daily without a problem..... it's WRONG! it was actually great on the first day, my skin was glowy the next morning, so I kept on using it.... till day 3 my skin turn dry and flaky, so i thought "maybe a little more exfoliation can take the flakiness away" ... result is : burn and major breakouts ... it took me 1 month to clear the breakouts and inflammation. All i dare to use during that 1 month is aloe vera. I still use it once a while, I realized for sensitive skin, once a month chemical exfoliation is good enough for me.... I gave 2 stars because it really does good job exfoliating, especially good for T-zone area, it helps clears my pores, but just be careful it's not a daily cleanser for sensitive skin like sephora rep told me so.....it's quite pricy but since I only use it once a month it last a long time....
Very nice scent and makes skin soft/ supple, but I agree with previous reviews- result doesn't last. I also use it about once a week, it can keep my skin very hydrated for a day or two but my skin will get dull again depends on weather or stress level etc. It does sting a little if my face is dry/ or if I use it after exfoliation. Overall I still would consider rebuy since it's a nice "emergency" mask to help hydrate skin.
I have sensitive/combo skin, sometimes breaks out / acne prone during period. This cleanser does a good job cleaning without drying but can still remove excess oil for my t zone area. Does not irritate my skin with daily use. Been using it for 2> months now and still get consistent good results for cleaning. strong smell but doesn't feel harsh on the face at all. Price is very reasonable for the amount you get.
Originally I was going to buy the rose one, but the store only had cucumber left, but I'm so glad I still picked it up! It's very refreshing and does not leave any sticky feelings afterwards, sometimes rose/ lavender one do. It's non-irritating, does not have alcohol so I also use it as hydrating mask. Definitely love the cooling effect, after continuing usage for almost 1 month I do see my skin staying hydrated. Most importantly, I have sensitive/ acne prone skin, this one does not break me out at all or cause any irritation. For the price, it's really worth it. It's way better than any brand name products that cost >$30. Packaging is not "pretty" but is easy to use. I rather pay for the content and not packaging!
The compact comes w/ white plastic case with 2 layers, first layer is for the sponge and 2nd layer is the powder. I bought this on the vacation to Hawaii because it has high SPF protection. shade 021 is good for Asian yellow skin tone. The coverage is sheer, not heavy and powdery, but it doesnt stay on either =(, it lasts probably 1-2 hours in humid Hawaii weather, then I look abit dirty and not refreshed. I'v used it for 1 month in HI now, doesn't break me out, doesn't irritate my skin. It's on the pricy side, $40 I will see how it works in California dry weather and update later. I'll not repurchase because it is expensive and doesnt last, but I do love the high SPF and PA +++, It's hard to find that in US cosmetic lines.
It's very light and not so moisturizing for me. The worst part is it really stings my eyes especially the thin skin under my eyes. It burns a little and feels abit hot after applying. I do see the "reduce puffiness" effect, but with the stinging sensation though. It doesn't help with under eye circle though...I'm 1/2 way through already and under eye dark circles are still there. I wonder the hot/sting effect is normal? and comes from the "thermal" effect? but I won't repurchase again for sure since it's not really moisturizing.
Sunscreen -Shiseido - Anessa Neosunscreen SPF50+ PA+++
tarumeow 4/8/2008 2:33:00 AM
I really want to like this sunscreen. It's matte, none greasy, not heavy and has pearly finish that make your skin glow wonderfully... BUT.... everytime when i use it on my "clear skin" ( free of pimples, break out)... after 2 to 3 days my skin will "slowly" break out in red bumps.... I wonder if it's clogging my pores? I'm not using oil base cleanser to clean my face, i wonder if it's b/c water base cleanser is not able to clean this sunscreen thoroughly.
I'm using type II. cleanse very well w/o drying!!! It's by far one of the best cleanser I've ever used....It's hard to find a "foam" cleanser that's not drying. It also comes in a huge tube, and as many people know, shiseido cleansers last a long time because it foams up very well w/ just a tiny amount. Love it!
Lips -Biotherm - Aquasource Lèvres Moisutrizing Balm Protective Lip Care
tarumeow 4/5/2008 3:20:00 AM
LOVE the peachy scent!!!! It's very moisturizing too when you first put it on. Although doesn't last all day, and it's pricy for a lip balm...buttThe scent is just sooooo great that I will keep repurchase it!
Moisturizers -Shiseido - ELIXIR - lifting emulsion II
tarumeow 4/5/2008 3:15:00 AM
Great moisturizer for winter. It's a little oily for my T-zone, but is just right for my dry cheeks. I've used for 4 months now, no break out or other allergic reaction. The weather is getting hotter, I may need to use a lighter one. It's abit pricy too, but last quite a while, although i have used it for 4 months, i still have more than 1/3 left. However.......I don't see any lifting effect ? and I don't see any change in complexions or brightening or shrinking pores. It just doesn't improve your skin quality, but it's great in moisturizing w/o breaking you out.
Sunscreen -Dr. Brandt - Daily UV Protection Face SPF 30 Medium Colorless
tarumeow 4/5/2008 3:10:00 AM
Very strange sunblock. When i squeeze the bottle, it comes out w/ liquid and the cream... separate. I can't even say it's lotion or cream or anything because I have to mix the liquid and that dry-ish texture cream together in order to put in on. Feels oily after applying it too. Although it didn't cause break out, but I wouldn't buy it again. I wonder if it's all like that or I got an expired one. The consistency is just very weird....
Fragrances -Victoria's Secret - Love Spell-body spray
tarumeow 4/5/2008 3:06:00 AM
I used to love it a lot. Loved it especially when it first came out. But now I'm getting 2 comments, one is I smell like high school girls' locker room... the other one is summer rotten fruit. So, who wants to wear it anymore after getting these kind of comments! >_<
ok.... did anyone break out after using it? I only tried it once, and Im not sure my face was going to break out already, or it's because of this mask. my face was abit irritated to begin with, there was a few red flaky area on cheek, so i thought this mask can "sooth" it... it did feel good the first day i tried it, but the next day when i woke up.... >_< ouch! my whole right cheek become reddish and spotty..... i really want to like it because the herbal things make it sound so good... but why it turns out like this =( , im afraid to give it another try, but I think I will again when my skin goes back to good condition and see how it works, then i'll update my comment
Moisturizers -Avene - skin recovery cream (US name: cream for intolerant skin)
tarumeow 10/28/2007 9:32:00 PM
I use this when my skin is dry and peeling during winter. I don't use it for my whole face b/c my t-zone is still abit oily and sometimes creams block my pores. I put it on the dry and chapped place, and it heals my skin slowly and feels like it's protecting the peeling area. Usually after 2-3 days the dry cheek will be back to normal =) great protective cream! ( i dont use it during day time unless the cheek is very dry or itchy from drying b/c it's kinda too rich w/ all the spf lotion and makeup)
I don't normally use this unless it's winter and my skin is dried out, or i have bad allergic reaction w/ other products. When my skin is dry and under stress, this cream cleanser is very gentle and have decent cleansing ability. The only thing i don't like about is it's a creamy cleanser, and you feel like your face is not cleaned afterwards.... but after about 1 month trail, I have to say it still does the cleaning , and it didn't break me out. Good product for winter, dry and sensitive skin.