Moisturizers -Pro Activ - Pro Activ Spf 15 oil free moisturizer
upinflames 7/29/2012 12:20:00 AM
If I wasn't a poor student, I would buy this product again. I used two tubes over four months and they were miracle workers. I love the unique scent and how quickly it dries on my skin. Many other moisturizers tend to linger for a while, but this one doesn't. Also, I love the sunscreen aspect. I find it difficult to buy a moisturizer that does not increase oil production, has sunscreen, and does not cause my makeup to sweat off. This is hands down the best. But so pricey :(
I think this would be a great product for those with dry/combination skin. My skin is of the more oily variety. In the winter, it works amazing because I don't sweat through the make up, but summer is really terrible. It moisturizes my already oily skin in the summer which does not help. However, I can't seem to let go of it. It provides incredible covering (when I'm not sweating it off) and matches my skin tone. Ultimately, I would have to say yes, as it provides more pros than cons. But it really is a disgusting mess to be outside in the sun and sweating off the foundation. For those with oily skin, stick with it in the winter. If you have dry skin, I think you'll definitely get more out of it than I do.
Toners -The Body Shop - Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner
upinflames 7/29/2012 12:10:00 AM
I've always loved the smell of tea tree oil, so the scent was not an issue for me. I'm usually only prone to breakouts in the summer, and I was in dire need of a good toner. I stumbled across this one because I heard good things about it from a friend. It burns a bit when you first start, but gradually, your skin adjusts to the toner and it honestly leaves my skin so smooth. It controls oil well (except after being in the heat, but that's understandable). Also, I wasn't looking for something to get rid of acne, as I typically only break out a bit. And I use Proactiv's Repairing Lotion to treat acne (love it, but it's so pricey) so I'm not sure how well this toner treats acne. Overall, I would definitely recommend this product to those with oily skin. It will most likely irritate dry/sensitive skin. Also, I got mine for about $11 CA, so it's a little on the expensive side. But definitely not as bad as the Proactiv toner I used to buy. :S So I guess it's all subjective, but personally, it was a great price for a fantastic toner.