What I love: long-lasting, cheap What I hate: This lip gloss has made my lips PEEL off. Not just a little, a lot. I clearly am allergic, and can't use it anymore. BEWARE if you feel tingling when you apply that you are experiencing a mild allergic reaction. I ignored it, and kept using the lip gloss, and that's when my lips got extremetly raw, then dry, and then liiterally peeled off in sheets of skin. Definitely not for me!
I am looking forward to trying this cleanser. FYI -- since this product line not readily available in my area, I called my local Walgreens pharmacy to have them place an order for me. Glad I had checked the Merz direct website first!! Walgreens wanted to charge me close to $60 (when you add tax)for the cleanser, toner and face cream. Merz separately prices the items, and gives a package discount of all three products for $33.05, with regular "priority" shipping of $5.50. Just thought that you fans out there might want to know (although you may already know this). The website is www.aquaglycolic.com. I really hope I like this stuff!! UPDATE: I have had the cleanser now for five days, and I have noticed improvement in pore size (they are smaller in appearance) and my break-outs are healing pretty rapidly. My skin feels mosturized and smoother. So far, I really like this stuff!! I'll update again soon. (P.S. I updated my lipstick rating on this one) UPDATE #2: I quit buying this product. It just seemed to quit working on clearing up my adult mild acne after about a month or so. My combo skin became very dry, probably the contributing cause to more breakouts. And I have now discovered that the Murad Anti-Acne kit is my HG of cleanser/toner, anti-acne gel and mosturizer. I am a fitness instructor/personal trainer, and have found that exercise (while beneficial) can have some undesirable skin effects, particularly if the skin is not cleansed, etc. right away. I have read some negative reviews of the Murad skin line, but I am forever grateful to the Georgetown (D.C.) Sephora SA who suggested the regime to me while we were on vacation this summer. I have been using the Murad line for about 8 weeks now, and while I noticed some initial break-outs (purging), I felt that Murad was making an instantaneous improvement in my overall skin texture. I am now getting lots of compliments on my skin, and it is even working on my frown lines. I can't imagine that I will ever change from something that is making my skin look and feel better that it has in 15+ years. A lesser-priced introductory kit (about $35) is available at Sephora, and lasted me for about 6 weeks. I still have some left over, but I am saving it as a travel size and have purchased the full-size kit.