Cleansers -La Roche Posay - Physiological Cleansing Gel
vmgarcia02 8/10/2011 3:16:00 PM
i have used this cleanser for over half a year and i love it, it doesn't dry out my skin or break it out. it does not foam up which feels strange at first but then thats probably because it has less harsh chemicals in it. it leaves my face feeling clean and neither dry or oily. perfect :) i also use the toleriane cream which is gentle and great for my skin. so happy i found this product.
Moisturizers -La Roche Posay - Toleriane Soothing Protective Facial Cream
vmgarcia02 9/28/2010 6:52:00 PM
I was using jojoba oil before, which was great for my acne prone skin at the beginning bit I then found it also gave me spots. Perhaps it was way too heavy for summer use? This is a wonderful product with very few ingredients and it hasn't broken me out in spots at all, very light and hydrating it feels perfectly natural on my skin and not heavy at all. I love it!!! Very very happy with my purchase I feel like I have finally found my moisturiser!!! This ones for keeps :) hurray!
I was looking for a natural & simple moisterizer for my face as I have broken out v. Badly recently. And needed something that wouldn't clog my pores..... And it doesn't. I'm do happy I have found this, it really helps with evening out skin tone, very similar to how bio oil does. It's also fading out my red acne scars. Between this and active UMF 15 manuka honey (for spot treatment over night, with tissue placed over it) which I think maybe helping to bring my cystic acne to a head sooner, I think I've found my perfect products. The oil doesn't smell, I pat cotton wool pad over face to remove surplus oil. It has got rid of dry & flaky spots too :) the only thing is creams are breaking me out at the moment and I need day to day sun factor. :( Will edit in 1 month to say if it's still working or not.
As many others I fell for the 'non pore clogging' pitch they give you. I battled with acne before and had got rid of it.........until i started using this. Now my cystic acne has returned as well as some other smaller pimples on my cheek (which i have never suffered from). `its now been 2months and they are still appearing. I did like the natural finish of this product but unfortunately it was a BIG mistake that i really regret. Put me off using any type of foundation again!
Powder -Bare Escentuals - bare Minerals Foundation #2/#3 & Mineral Veil
vmgarcia02 2/7/2010 5:21:00 PM
I got really excited about this product as I have never liked wearing heavy foundations. I don't have a problem with appliance and packaging, and i am happy with light and natural coverage that it gives BUT it has set off my acne on my cheeks that i managed to get rid of 2 years ago, also have got cystic acne again or those annoying 3 in 1 spots. All in all i am very disappointed, i hate these products that mislead you. It contains mica which is a pore blocker, wish i didn't turn a blind eye to that now! Im so annoyed cos i liked this product, but as other ppl point out it causes acne. :(
I would never use a product like this!! Hydroquinone, the main ingredient in this has been banned from many countries. Anyone who is brave enough to use this needs to make sure they do lots of research, as it has been known to cause irreversible skin damage, after all you are effectively bleaching your skin!! 'A common result of skin bleaching is a condition called ocronosis in which the pigment drops into the dermis making it almost impossible to remove. Many women who have had flawless complexions prior to using the creams develop this persistent, stubborn acne on their face with large papules and nodules. Various types of allergic reactions to many of the ingredients can also leave the skin irreversibly damaged.' 'Although Hydroquinone is a very strong inhibitor of melanin production, it has been banned from various countries due to the link found with cancer. It is considered to be an irritant above 4% concentration and can be an unstable ingredient in formulations of cosmetic products. Some scientists have also proposed that hydroquinone poisoning can lead to a lower IQ and verbal difficulties.' Taken from: http://ezinearticles.com/?Skin-Whitening---The-Good,-The-Bad-And-The-Ugly&id=664806 Just have a look and do some research, I have used some products that have damaged my skin. and it's very very upsetting. Our skin is not designed to with stand all these acids and chemicals. Its a very short term solution that can result in a long term problem!!
Itīs not a miracle product, and definately didnīt do anything amazing for my acne prone skin and red marks overnight so please donīt get too excited!! However, over a few days i did find that it fades red marks and really speeds up the healing process, but not convinced that it drastically prevents any breakouts. May have contributed to my chin clearly up (blackheads). Anyone with mild acne thats using harsh acne products- it has spoilt my skin. If you think its just a short term case please donīt use so many horrible, dusruptive products!!! i have lines where i dryed out my skin!!!! try drinking 1tbsp apple cider vinegar with water, it helps with clearing skin. http://www.zerozits.com/Articles/acnedetect.htm you can find out if your cosmetics and cleansers etc contain pore clogging ingredients here, its a good start. also see http://www.highonhealth.org/ some good links, she has tried out lots of products overtime so always search for a recent video or review of product. Good luck! =)