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This conditioner, for me, really lacked. It left my long hair still tangled and it had a really odd smell and consistency. The smell was unpleasant and not the same as the shampoo. I will be returning both to Ulta.
November 15, 2010
Too Much Alcohol
This product has been compared often in ads to Clinique's Moisture Surge Extra, which is a pink gel. I have tried the Clinique product several years back and liked it. However, this product was not moisturizing enough for me. I am 31 and my skin has always been fairly oily until I turned 30. It is still oily, but it gets oily as the day goes on and it isn't as much as it used to be. I much anticipated this product, but when I looked at the ingredient list, I was surprised that alcohol was listed as the second ingredient. I thought, well, I'll still give it a shot! (I thought I could use it with my Dermalogica Active Moist to bust my moisturization without having to spend more money on another Dermalogica product.) When I opened the jar, it smelled very strongly of alcohol. I then applied it to my face and it left my skin looking dull andmy cheeks turned a little red for a moment. My other moisturizer leaves it looking healthy and dewy. Maybe this would be best for someone in their teens or twenties with excessive oil production and/or acne. For me and my comb dry skin, it wasn't enough.
November 12, 2010
Could Be Better
My hair is long and thick, with highlites. Not really dry per se, but I thought I could use this for color treated as well. I did notice less hair loss in the shower, and it does have a nice smell, but it still left my hair a little tangled. I am a little disappointed - I was torn between this product and Redken Color Extend, but frankly the reviews for this product (shampoo as well) were better. My hair is not difficult, so I am not sure how people with truly dry hair don't have tangles with this poduct.
November 6, 2010
Nice smell, lathers well and very little is needed. It does have a ph to it but I am not really sure what the benefits are. I have noticed less hair loss in the shower, but as far as it being for dry hair, mine is color treated, not really dry, but it is still left a bit tangled.
November 6, 2010
I recently was on the prowl for a good waterproof mascara and I always look at the reviews here at Total Beauty before I purchase. This was one rare instance when the product truly did NOT work for me. I applied my standard two coats and within just a couple of hours, I was getting flaking in my eye and it was more than uncomfortable - it was painful. It felt like I had sharp pieces of medal. I was driving at the time, and had to pull over to check my eyes and try to rinse them. Then, later in the day, maybe 6 hours later, I had very "nice" racoon eyes, which frankly, I have heard many women complain about this issue with all sorts of mascaras but I personally have never had this problem. Then, in the evening when I went to remove the product, I at first used a makeup remover wipe; I kept wiping and wiping and still there was residue. I then switched to a waterproof liquid remover and wiped and wiped and couldn't get my lashes completely clean. When I woke up the next morning, I had a black line under my eyes from the mascara. This truly was an awful product for me and in particular due to the painful flakes, which I do not wear contacts or have sensitive eyes. The ONLY thing I liked about it was the color, Carbon Black, which was the Blackest mascara I had used. The color was very nice and I am disappointed.
November 4, 2010
I received a free sample of this product with a purchase and I thought it worked well. My skin is oiler, and this product, although not actually a cleanser, feels like a heavy lotion that you massage on your face to remove make-up. I felt the product was very effective, but I would never spend this kind of money for a makeup remover when I could use baby wipes or L'oreal's Waterproof remover, which works great. Suggested if your skin is on the drier sensitive side and you don't mind the cost.
November 2, 2010
I am SO, SO pleased with this moisturizer. It is perfect for oilier skins, has a great smell, and a good consistency. I am curious as to how it will go as we enter the Winter months as far as enough moisture goes. But that would not be the fault of this product - as it states it is for oilier skins, and my skin is less oily during the Winter months. I would definately suggest this product! The only negative is the price, which is expected with Dermalogica products.
November 2, 2010
Good, Basic Eye Cream
This eye cream is probably best for those in their 20's or early 30's, with no real concerns ie. wrinkles, crow's feet, etc. This is a good, basic moisturizer with antioxidients, but I don't see it performing miracles. I liked it a lot - it moisturized the area and even felt a little firmer/tighter. My eyes look great! This product claims to lessen fine lines, and I agree that it probably would as initial fine lines can be caused by dryness, and this product would certainly resolve that issue. I am 31 and am sure I will be looking for a stronger/anti-aging product in the next few years, but in the meantime, this one is a keeper.
November 2, 2010
I purchased a trial size of the Biolage Colortherapie Color Care Conditioner - thank goodness it was only trial size. The conditioner was thin and runny. I left it on for the 1-3 minutes, and it did absolutely nothing. My hair was tangled. I had to use a spray detangler to avoid pulling out clumps of hair. I bought this at Ulta and I am not sure if I got a bad bottle or what, but I am returning it! Ick, The only good thing about it was the signature Biolage smell.
November 1, 2010
Sort of Impressed
I was so thrilled when I found this polish! It was in my budget (.93 at my local Walmart) and was the perfect color I was looking for! It was a deep, dark plum; almost black. The brush is very nice and holds just the right amount of polish. The nail polish itself is nice and easy to work with. I applied the standard two coats (after a base coat of Revlon polish that I already had) and the color was so beautiful. It was shiny and had great coverage. I then applied two coats of top coat. However, by the third day, I had some "feathering" at the tips of my nails, and by day four, some actual chips that had to be repaired. The problem is 1. they shouldn't advertise this as long wearing and 2., dark polish is difficult enough to apply and clean up the nails and nail beds from any errors, that I sure wouldn't want to have to apply this color twice a week. I was really hoping it would last at least one week, but it hasn't. I even applied extra top coats after it started feathering. Maybe next time I will apply a top coat every day. I would still use it and buy more in additional colors, but wish it would last longer.
October 26, 2010