Tools -Shiseido - The Skincare Cleansing Massage Brush
want2bpretty 7/26/2008 9:57:00 AM
I never really thought about using a brush to cleanse my face before until I stumbled upon reviews for this product here at MUA. I was instantly intrigued by its usage and immediately went to Macy's and bought this that very afternoon. I was having problems with blackheads and break-outs and I wanted to upgrade my regular cleansing routine to improve my skin's condition and I'm so glad I purchased this! I had been using this for almost two months now and I have since forgotten the feeling of merely using my fingers to wash my face, haha. I always look forward to washing my face now with this massage brush and within a month of diligent use of this with my foaming cleansers (Chanel Purifying Deep-Cleansing Foam and Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Cleansing Foam) my blackheads have virtually diminished! The texture of my skin is also now more even and smoother and my acne marks fade quicker. I cannot merely attribute these results to my cleansers because I did not get the same results before with my cleansers sans the massage brush. The bristles are also smooth so it feels comfortable to massage against your face. Using this will also save you money by prolonging the shelf life of your cleanser as you may only need a tiny amount of it for your entire face and neck with this brush. Moreover, I think this brush helps in reducing the effects of a cleanser's harsh ingredients onto the skin because instead of directly applying it onto your face, you can create the foam within your palms with this brush and make it less irritating. Just as long as you don't overly massage your face while you cleanse (it's hard to resist as it feels so good and luxurious), using this tool will bring you great results!
Treatments -L'Oreal - White Perfect Deep Whitening Double Essence
want2bpretty 2/9/2008 3:46:00 AM
This product is amazing! I need not to use a moisturizer because of this! The other White Perfect products ruined my once desirable skin (the night cream and the cleanser) but this helped to slowly cure it. It goes on very smooth and it's neither oily nor dehydrating. Just thr right amount of moisture. I am not sure about its whitening ability, though, since I am not exactly aiming to ghost up my face but just fade away the pimple scars the other products caused me and it's doing a decent job for that purpose. It is working slow, but nevertheless, it is helping. The only thing I am not entirely happy about it is the price . . . it's not cheap, although it's still cheaper than the other high-end serums like Chanel's and Shiseido's. However, I think it is still worth it since a bottle can last for two months or so. I use a rich amount of this everyday, morning and night, but it still lasted. Just imagine if you're the kind who only uses a little amount . . . this would probably last longer! I wouldn't have to spend a lot of dollars anymore for night moisturizers as long as I have this!
Toners -L'Oreal - White Perfect - Triple Whitening Toner
want2bpretty 2/9/2008 3:35:00 AM
This toner is heaven! I'm not a toner person, really. This is only the second toner I have tried and I'm sticking to it! The first toner I've used was Olay's and it made me break out like hell . . . since then, I stayed away from toners! However, a friend told me that using a toner is a very important step in skincare so I gave it a shot and searched for a toner and then I stumbled upon this. I agree with the other reviewers that this toner is very moisturizing. I have combination/dry skin and my fear of using a toner is that it will make my skin even drier thus causing it to react violently and break out! But this toner didn't. It's so moisturizing to the point that I don't even wear moisturizer at night anymore. I just slather the Double Essence on my face after using this toner and voila! I use it everyday, day and night and it has helped in clearing and balancing out the texture of my skin. This is the only White Perfect product that I use along with the Double Essence . . . the rest, you can be better off without . . . but this, is a MUST HAVE!
Cleansers -L'Oreal - White Perfect Whitening Facial Foam
want2bpretty 2/9/2008 3:24:00 AM
This is one of the products that I did not like in L'oreal's WHITE PERFECT skin care range along with the night cream. It's drying and it doens't foam up very well. It caused me bumps on my face especially along the jaw line and on my cheeks. It doesn't even contribute to whitening . . . or maybe because I'm already fair to begin with. Bottom line, if you have dry or sensitive skin this product is not suitable for you. However, it can be a decent product for others who are on the combination/normal/oily skin side.
I began using this cream a little more than a year ago and discovered it while I was looking for a sunscreen to use for my Environmental Biology course which demanded a lot of sun exposure. I had used it for about a year or so and I developed tiny whiteheads on various areas on my face. I continued using it every night for a year convincing myself that this probably is not the product causing the problems on my face. Instead, I constantly tried different cleansers because that was what I thought was the source! Wrong! Finally, I had an epiphany that this might be it and so I stopped, and guess what . . . my face cleared up! All the money I had spent buying this cream and trying out different expensive cleansers was not worth it at all! STAY AWAY from this cream. It doesn't do anything but make your face red and itchy and drain your wallet!