I LOVE this product. It's sheer yet buildable and very natural looking. I only need to use a small amount to get the result I want so it's quite economical. I was happy to find a color that matches my skin tone perfectly. It's also light and comfortable and feels like you aren't wearing any make-up at all. Finally, it wears well throughout the day. It's got all the features I want in a foundation - what more could I ask for?
I have clear normal skin that tends towards dryness in the winter. When I first started using the Mia2 in the summer, I was impressed with how smooth it made my skin feel and the sheer luxury of using the product. However, within a couple of months, I noticed a decline in the texture of my face. I experienced increased dryness and fine lines suddenly seemed more visible. I've since gone back to hand washing my face and exfoliating once or twice a week. That, along with drinking plenty of water, suits my skin just fine. The Mia2 may get your face squeaky clean, but for me it was just too much scrubbing.
Treatments -Kiehls - Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate
voo_doo_ray 4/10/2009 6:14:00 PM
Two words: LOVE THIS. Have been using this product over a year and it leaves my skin glowing and clear.
Powder -Bare Escentuals - bare Minerals Foundation #2/#3 & Mineral Veil
voo_doo_ray 4/10/2009 6:03:00 PM
The commercials for this product really drive me crazy. I understand that they want to promote the product, but come on already. This foundation DID NOT look invisible on my skin no matter how much I blended it, and it broke me out to boot. I have had MUCH better success with other mineral foundations and suggest people try a variety of brands to find a true skin tone match.
I tried the Khoret Amen hair smoothie and it left my hair as dry as the Sahara. Not only would I not buy this product again, I'll never use it again.
Styling Products -Carol's Daughter - Mimosa Hair Honey
voo_doo_ray 5/30/2008 7:06:00 AM
This product is a VERY light oil and does NOTHING for my hair. I have natural, very curly hair, and I think this Hair Honey probably is effective only for very finely textured, relaxed, or naturally straight hair.
This product is just okay. I have very curly natural hair. The Hair Butter seems to add moisture and softness when I first apply it to my hair, but that effect doesn't last very long. Further, it dulls my hair rather than adds shine. I've had much better results with other products. Of the four Carol's Daughter products I've tried (Hair Butter, Hair Milk, Honey Mimosa, and Khoret Amen Hair Smoothie), I have been disappointed by all of them, and think this line is either 1) highly over-rated, or 2) not formulated for kinkier textured hair.
Lotions/ Creams -Neutrogena - Norwegian Formula Body Emulsion
voo_doo_ray 2/9/2008 8:16:00 PM
I, like some others who've posted here, have been using this product for a LONG time. There is NO other lotion like it. It gives me perfectly moisturized skin year-round, even through the most brutal Chicago winters. I wish it was easier to find in stores - people really have no idea what they're missing! Long live Neutrogena Emulsion!
Lotions/ Creams -Neutrogena - Body Oil with Sesame
voo_doo_ray 2/9/2008 8:09:00 PM
I love this stuff! Have been using it forever. The scent is divine!
Treatments (Eye) -Kiehls - Line Reducing Eye-Brightening Concentrate
voo_doo_ray 2/9/2008 7:44:00 PM
I have been very pleasantly surprised by this product. After using it about a week, I already notice some brightening in my under-eye area. I was initially apprehensive about using a product with such a high percentage of Vitamin C near my eyes, but my fears were unfounded. Thankfully, I haven't experienced any irritation at all. I've tried other Kiehl's eye creams, such as the Abyssine eye cream and the Light Moisturizing cream. While they provided moisture to my under eye area, I don't think they did much else. This product really seems to be improving the appearance of my skin.
Moisturizers -Olay - Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream
voo_doo_ray 2/6/2008 7:40:00 PM
The product has a nice texture and goes on well, but the smell is overpowering and annoying. I liked the cream initially, but even with daily use for a few months, I still had dryness on my cheeks / below my eyes, and I don't tend to have particularly dry skin. I've gone back to using Kiehl's Abyssine cream and the dry areas have almost completely vanished in just a couple of days.
Waste of money. Didn't seem to do anything at all.
Color and texture are nice, but this product doesn't wear well. The formula seems to break down after a couple of hours and the results are not good.
Total crap. All the magazines that claim this stuff is the best must be getting kickbacks. It flakes something awful, leaving you with red, teary eyes, and smudged eye make-up. Just the look every girl wants for a night on the town...
I really cannot believe this company is allowed to continue to make the claims that are in their commercials after all these years. I got suckered by the alleged before and after photos and the passionate declarations of effectiveness, hoping that it would give me some relief. But guess what? This stuff didn't work for me. Tread carefully - if you've got stubborn acne, see a doctor. Pro Activ will only waste your time and money. It didn't make things worse, but it DEFINITELY didn't make things any better.