This product was WAY too hyped up. First of all, it is a pain to use a tub as a lip balm. Also, it contaminates the lip balm every time your finger plunges in to use it. It does not work any better than Burt's Bees and it's like 10X the price.
Wish I could give a rave review like the others, but this product did not work any magic on my skin. I usually use the Natura Bisse oxygen complex and at times have used a vitamin C serum. I have been searching for a good one. I've used a cheap one in the past which worked well...but it oxidized so quickly that I decided I didn't want to replace product on a monthly basis. This serum is not cheap..I believe I paid about $150 for it at a spa going on the aesthetician's advice. I used it for almost three months. At first I thought my skin looked a little brighter, but the effect did not last. I actually stopped using it and bought Kiehl's vitamin C serum: Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate which made my skin soft, smooth, and made my skin have a more even tone. Keep in mind that Kiehl's is also about a third of the price for almost double the size!!! I've gone back to my oxygen serum and sometimes I alter with the Kiehl's serum. For me, this combination works great along with the other products that I use, including the La Prairie Resurfacing Cream at night. I will definitely not buy this product again, as I don't think it did anything wondrous for my skin at the price point.
Sunscreen -Shiseido - Ultimate Sun Protection Cream SPF 55 PA+++ [DISCONTINUED]
tinklemd 2/5/2011 10:48:00 PM
I purchased this sunscreen for running and being sweatproof. It certainly does the job. The price is reasonable ($20) for 30ml. Non drying, non oily. I will definitely be purchasing this again.
Sunscreen -Laura Mercier - Daily Face Shield with Adaptogens SPF 40+
tinklemd 1/31/2011 1:19:00 AM
This is a very sheer sunscreen that gives good sun protection. Initially, I was looking for a sunscreen for running and somehow got sold on this one. This is not waterproof or resistant. I don't sweat much when running, but this is a bit too light. It is a good day time moisturizer for the summer, too light for winter. Price is a huge negative.
Love this scent. Light, fresh, and non overbearing.
I've had this product for years and use it primarily on my cheekbones as highlighter. I use it mostly during the summer for accent. It's fast to apply and easy to blend. Definitely will be purchasing another one when this one runs out....it lasts forever.
Bronzers -MAC - Bronzing Stick - Rose d'Or - Belle Azure
tinklemd 11/24/2010 11:17:00 PM
After having used this product for 5 years, it's still kicking and I am almost out. I LOVE it. Long lasting and easy to put on in the morning. Too bad it's LE otherwise I'd buy it again. Time to find a replacement.....any good ones out there??
Styling Products -Frederic Fekkai - Marine Summer Hair Beach Waves
tinklemd 6/14/2010 12:06:00 AM
I have straight hair, but use a curling iron. I can use this stuff after I curl my hair or when it's straight, I spray it on my hair and twist it for a while and it gives my hair a lot of body. There is another product in the Frederic Fekkai line called Tousled Waves that works similar to this product.
I have been using this product faithfully for over a year. I use it once a week after my LP 3 minute peel. The LP peel lifts the dead cells from my skin and this mask purifies and decongests. When I do not use the mask with my peel, I can see a slight difference in pore size and congestion, so I know the mask does produce results! I can even apply the mask to breakouts and it helps to clear them sooner. One tube lasts a long time, well over a year! I will definitely be repurchasing this product! I was previously using the Aveda mask, but this one does not have an odor, where the Aveda mask had a strong herbal smell.
I received this product as a sample. I ran out of my Laura Mercier toner so decided to test this product. The smell is terrible, but fortunately, once it dries, the smell goes away. I can't say that it has done any better than the Laura Mercier Perfecting Water. For the price, I would definitely not buy this product, as I can find something comparable for much cheaper.
Have used this product for 5 months and it has given me amazing results. My pores have visibly shrunken in size. I use it in combination with the Resurfacing Cream and my skin has a glowy look to it. I will definitely be buying this product again. Addendum: I have purchased this product again and again and LOVE it! I've used the Natura Bisse glyco peel extreme and prefer LP because you get the same results in less time. With NB, you need to leave it on for 15 minutes, vs. 3 minutes, and I think you are able to get more uses with one container of LP.
Skincare - Face -Natura Bisse - Oxygen Complex Intensive Concentrate
tinklemd 3/12/2009 12:21:00 AM
Let me start by saying that I have been using the Natura Bisse Glyco Line Extreme Peel for over 6 weeks and did see some good results. My skin felt smoother and the pores slightly smaller. I will soon try the La Prairie Cellular 3 minute peel for comparison. I had also started using the La Prairie Resurfacing Cream recently which did help with pore size as well. I added the Oxygen Complex to the regimen and saw great results. I also use the Oxygen Cream during the day which was perfect for the winter weather. I was using the Biologique Recherche Creme Vip O2, but the Natura Bisse Oxygen Cream was richer which I needed at the time. I am very happy with the Oxygen Complex and Cream which I believe has helped to shrink my pores and even out my skin tone. Also, I applied this product directly during a break out and it helped to resolve it quicker.
Moisturizers -La Prairie - Cellular Resurfacing Cream
tinklemd 3/12/2009 12:15:00 AM
I tried a sample of the resurfacing cream for five days and saw great results! I have combination skin with larger pores on the nose and the cream helped to make my pores look smaller! My husband even noticed that my skin looked better, and he rarely notices those things. My skin had that natural dewy look to it. Also keep in mind at the time, I was using the Natura Bisse Glyco Line Extreme Peel once a week. The addition of the cream to my regimen seemed to make a big difference. I am currently waiting for my shipment of this cream and will post how well it works for the long term! Addendum: 4/17/2010 I have been using this cream for over a year now along with the cellular peel and it has kept my skin looking amazing. In colder weather, I find that I need to layer over a cream for hydrating. My skin tone is even and pores are smaller. LOVE IT! My jar lasts me about 6 months.
I am reviewing the old formula, which I just started using recently. I have to say that my lashes look longer and I love it! I had a recent ophthalmology visit and she actually said that I had lashes growing in to my eye and asked if they were bothering me. I then admitted that I was using Revitalash and educated her about lash growing treatments, which are likely contributing to the new lash growth. Some lashes appear longer than others. I can't speak for the "new" formula, but the old formula is a winner!
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - EC Mode Zinc C Thera Serum
tinklemd 12/26/2008 11:45:00 PM
This is a great product! My skin was super soft and the texture was smooth. The zinc gives antibacterial/anti-inflammatory properties. This product gave my skin a healthy glow. Since this was my first vitamin C product, I had no base for comparison. This product is relatively inexpensive, less than $30 per 50cc. One container lasts approximately 6 weeks before the vitamin C shows oxidation. I decided to try the Natura Bisse C+C vitamin complex. After using the Natura Bisse complex a few times, I am not quite sure that it compares to the EC Mode. I will give an update after a few weeks of use.