October 29, 2008

Review:Vichy cleanser

A few years a go, I bought Vichy Pureté Thermal cleanser. I got 1 thing to say....3 in 1 cleanser!! I like the idea of having a cleanser that remove makeup and clean your face in just 1 simple step. You can use this product while in the shower.....loove it!! It's fast, easy and did I mention faST?! haaa haaaa
It's a cleansing milk, eye make-up remover and toning lotion, so I guess that's where the 3 in 1 name comes from. When using this cleanser, I notice that eyeliners and other makeup are completely removed and doesn't leave nasty traces on your face. Remember to ALWAYS remove your makeup before going to bed. For lazy makeup girls, like me, have no excuse by going to bed with their full face makeup.

It's dermatology and allergy tested, good for dry as well as sensitive skin, and will not cause any acne breakouts. BUT the downside is that even if it's good for people that have sensitive skin, it is not recommended for oily. You see, I MISSED this part of information when I bought this product a few years ago! By using this cleanser, my sensitive, combination skin felt so clean, smooth, and it didn't leave a dry feeling like some cleansers do after washing. But the cleanser didn't work for me since it made my skin more oily than usual. I'm sad since this product can make my life easier with just 1 single step and I CAN'T used it!

In the end, even if Vichy removes all traces of makeup like a charm, it make oily skin even more oily. It is better suited for dry and sensitive skin.

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October 24, 2008

Review: La prairie eye cream

So I've been using La prairie Cellular Revitalizing eye Gel cream for a couple years now. Although I hate the tought of getting my skin used to expensive cream in my 20s, but Ihave to say that it works well on my skin. Oh boy skin is getting use to expensive products now; I don't wanna think what eye cream I would be using when I'll be in my 50s! Ahhh I just hope that it's not gonna be products that cost more than I'm paying now.....:( You know now that I think of it, my mom buys skin care products for over $250 CAN for 1 item! .......OMG.......I'm doomed!!!

My beauty sleep suffers due to my crazy life! When using LaPrairie Cellular Revitalizing eye Gel cream, it reduces the puffiness and the begining of dark circles under my eyes. I see an improvement with the firmness and tightness in the eye area. I like the idea that the cream is oil free with a lightweight formula, and it doesn't irritate my skin. This gel formula refreshes and soothes my tired eyes morning and night. It is stated that the eye cream helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles. A pea size is enough to cover an eye.
The only bad thing is the price.....it cost around $155 CAN, and the jar is rather small!! I mean for the price I'm paying I would like to have a little bit more than 15 ml. Even if that tiny jar last me around 3 months.....I still wish it would be bigGER!!! All in all, the eye gel works well to reduce the puffiness and the begining of dark circles under my eyes.
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October 21, 2008

Review: Olay complete spf15

For years, I've been using Olay complete Sensitive Skin spf15 moisturizer. I love it!

It doesn't make my face oily since it's oil free. It's also frangrance free and a sunscreen protection of 15. This cuts down my time since I don't have to put a sunscreen on top of my moisturizer (so I got a few minutes more to play with my makeup!) Anything that cuts down my steps in the morning.....I'm all for it! The formula is light and not greasy, and absorbs fast on the skin. You would think that it would smell funky or organic since there's no fragrance, but I like the smell. It's not over powering, the smell is kinda freshing. We all need vitamins in our body.....so Olay incorporated vitamin E and C in their moisturizer and won't clog your pores. There are 3 products to choose from: sensitive, normal or combination oily. Oh I almost forgot, this product was tested and recommended by dermatologists! I have a sensitive, acne prone skin; so when using this moisturizer, I don't breakout!! Awsome!!!! My skin stays moisturized all day long and my skin has this glow after putting the cream.....and I like that. Who needs makeup or highlight when you can have that effect with a moisturizer?! Hee heeee

I believe Olay cost around $9-10 in Canada at any drugstore or walmart. It's pretty cheap, but it works wonders on my skin. So in all I LOOOOVVVEEE this product because I don't breakout easily with it!

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October 20, 2008

Review: ProActiv

How great is proactiv? For many people, it's a great acne treatment. But for me, that's another story! I have occasional mild acne. I caved in and decided to try it since I heard thousands of people raving about this product.

Proactiv did not hydrate or make my skin look healthy as stated in their ads. Instead my face was so flaky after just 3 days of using it. Although I have combination skin, this product makes my face so dry! Imagine if using it for a month.....my skin would probably feel like chalk or I'll look a like a mummy! EEEWWWW The moisturizer is light, but you need to wear a bit more than you should so that your face don't feel like a paper sand. It's good that all 3 products come in bottles so that you don't contaminate them when using. The repairing lotion is oil-free, therefore your face will not feel oily all day long. There is no SPF, so you have to wear a sunblock lotion over which result into oily face at the end of the day! ll give props to how easy it is to use. 3 easy steps: cleanse, tone and moisturize. How easy it that?! The smell....well.... it's fragrance free, so it smells like plants or herb scent. I personally don't like the scent, although I like the fact that it's fragrance free.

Basically Proactiv was a total waste of $$, and did not even clear the pimple! All I got was dry, flaky skin!

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Review: La Mer cream

For the past 2 months, I was testing La Mer cream. The moisturizing cream cost me $250 CAN! Even though my skin is smooth, the cream made my skin smoother, but the only dilemma is that it is too rich for me. My combination skin produced more oil than usual, and felt so greasy. It was nasty. The cream is very rich and creamy. It has a refreshing feeling with an ocean breeze scent. The scent is not over powering that will make you gagged. With winter just around the corner, I think I can salvage this product when winter comes. Canadian wheather is extremely cold, and can turn a combination skin into a dry, flaky skin. So unattractive!! La Mer brochure states that after using their products, "skin becomes softer, firmer, looks virtually creaseless. Aging lines and pores are noticeably less visible. Even the driest of complexions are healed. Sensitivities are soothed."

Before leaving with the product, the woman at the La Mer counter showed me how to apply the cream. She did not let me leave until I was doing it properly. By rubbing the cream between the fingers, this will activate and release the algae and other essential ingredients. Afterward pat the cream on the surface of the skin. Do not rub like you normally would do with other moisturizers. Apparently by patting, the algae and other ingredients will penetrate evenly on the skin.
The cream was created due to an accident. "Crème de la Mer was conceived under extraordinary circumstances. Years ago, Dr. Max Huber, an aerospace physicist, suffered a horrific accident — a routine experiment exploded in his face — covering him with severe chemical burns. Neither science nor medicine offered sufficient promise of help, so Huber decided to help himself. Twelve years and 6,000 experiments later, he perfected the Crème that would help give skin a dramatically smoother appearance."

In the end, La Mer cream will better suit a person with dry or normal skin type. It is beneficial for dry and sensitive skin due to the instant soothing effects that it produces when applied.
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I'm in my 20s who always get mistaken for a canadian teenager. Now that I received my BA in English Literature and Professional Writing, my passion for writing and reading is dying to come out. My passions are: writing, reading, dancing, shopping, travelling, playing the piano, makeup, fashion and skin care. This blog will satisfy my hunger to write, learn new things and let my creativity and imagination run wild.

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