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A Solid Exfoliator
I have normal-to-dry fair/olive skin that isn't very sensitive - when it comes to exfoliators, your skine tone and type are extremely important and subjective to the type of exfoliator you use. I have used quite a few, from drugstore brands to high end, and this one is definitely one of my favorites. It is formulated for dryer skin, which I like in an exfoliator because (obviously) it doesn't dry it out as badly as a lot of exfoliators do. The cream-to-bead ratio is consistent throughout the whole bottle and the texture it really nice and easy to apply. It is pleasantly gentle but also strong enouch to get the job of removing dead and flaky skin done. My face looks soft, more even and clean after using it and - again - isn't left dry because of the moisturizers in it. It smells light and pretty, the bottle is an elegant and simple light pink and at $24.50 for 3.4oz really isn't that bad for a luxury brand. I use it about twice a week and the bottle has lasted me a good 3 months. If you want a gentle but very effective, pretty exfoliater that doesn't dry out your skin, I definitely reccomnend this one.
October 26, 2010
Good for very dry skin
I wandered over to the Lancome counter to get some help with my slightly dry and slightly uneven summer skin. I am fair-to-olive, generally normal-to-dry and in my mid/late 20's. Long story short, I was talked into buying this moisturizer (*along with the "dry skin" Confort product like - exfoliator, cleaner and toner). I do think that "Intense" and "Repair" are a bit misleading, as I wouldn't go as far as to say it intensely repairs anything, and I'm not quite sure that this was the right product for me, however it definitely worked on my summery flaky skin and got rid of 80% flakes and dryness pretty quickly (I also exfoliate regularly - and you should too if you don't! - which takes care of some of the flakes and dead skin to beging with). I used it almost every day for about 2 months (summer). It is a bit on the "greasy" side - not really an oily kind of greasy, but just a little too slick and shiny. I also don't like that it doesn't have an SPF. It did nothing with my skin tone and didn't make my skin look any softer or healthier, but it definitely took care of the dry and flaky spots and simply moisturized my face well. It smells decent, is in a pretty jar, a little but does go a long way...but for $55, I don't think it's worth it. I actually prefer my Garnier Skin Renew over this, which is only like $13. I would just reccomend this moisturizer to someone who has very to extremely dry skin and is only looking for a product with the sole purpose of getting rid of dryness and nothing else...and has a nice pile of cash to spend on small jars or moisturizers.
October 26, 2010
Not Worth It
I am a skin care junkie, and wanted a mask that wasn't oily, had natural ingredients and would help my normal-to-dry, fair-to-olive late 20's skin look healthier, retain moisture a little better and just appear a little softer, smoother and more fresh. I used it for 3 months and have finally given up on it. It has literally done not one thing, I notice no diference and my skin actually feels dry after I take it off to the point where I have to apply moire moisturizer than usual for a whole day after using it. It's not expensive - $18 at Bath and Body Works - and smells pretty good, but that's about where the pro's end. Do yourself a favor and just save your money for something better.
October 26, 2010
This is an absolute lifesaver
I am a beauty product junkie and am always trying new things and always researching reviews. I happened upon the Origins counter after giving in to one of the Saleswoman's promo's for a free neck massage and eventully facial and makeup application. Of course I had to buy something, partly out of guilt and partly because I know Origins has great, natural products and I haven't bought something from them in awhile. I am fair-to-light-olive skinned, normal to dry, rarely break out and am in my mid 20's. I mentioned that I would like a non-makeup product that brightened up the ever-present dark circles that are ever present under my eyes and the occasional puffiness that occurs if I'm stressed or tired or what have you, so she reccomended GinZing. I have been using it for 3 weeks now and I cannot tell you how amazing this stuff is. It is a shimmery pale pink-y color and has a faint earthy smell, not bad at all. There are reflective flakes of Mica in it to brighten up the dark circles immediately, caffeine to de-puff and also shink the cappilaries, magnolia extract and ginseng (obviously). It immediately brightens up my circles almost completely (because of the reflective mica flakes), depuffs pretty well and I have definitely seen my dark circles and puffiness gradually fade over the past 3 weeks. It has actually replaced my need for concealor under my eyes, and a huuuge added benefit for me: I've noticed my eyeliner is significant less panda eyes-y at the end of the day. The only negative I see is that you can't really wear it without makeup, as it does have that faint sheen so it looks a bit silly alone on your face with no makeup. A little bit goes a VERY long way, so the $29.50 price tag for the small jar is very worth it in my opinion, I've had it for 3 weeks and it still looks full. If you are looking for an under eye cream to cover up your dark circles and provide some light de-puffing with immediate results, definitely get this product...plus it's made from all-natural ingredients, so you can feel all green and good about yourself too.
October 26, 2010