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- Reviews: 130
Nothing soft about this shimmer
I've tried several different shades of this shadow, and I think it's a bit misnamed. The shadow doesn't seem at all soft to me but rather quite frosty. I prefer matte shadows. On the plus side, this shadow does wear well. Ingredients: Talc, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, dimethicone, nylon-12, zinc stearate, octyldodecanol, zeolite, bht, sorbic acid, dehydroacetic acid, methylparaben, butylparaben, isobutylparaben, isopropylparaben. May contain: mica, titanium dioxide, carmine, iron oxides, ferric ferrocyanide, chromium hydroxide green, yellow 5 lake, manganese violet, chromium oxide greens, ultramarines, blue 1 lake, bismuth oxychloride.
June 11, 2008
Nice lotion but I dislike the sparkles in it
I have normal skin on my body, and I found this lotion to be moisturizing enough even for my drier spots. I was suprised that it moisturized better than thicker lotions I've tried, and I loved how well it absorbed, though I'm not sure it would moisturizing enough for truly dry skin. I also appreciated that it was fragrance-free, since I'm very sensitive to fragrances. But like others, I HATE the sparkles. I like having a lotion on hand that is shimmery for special occasions, but for everyday, I much prefer a nonshimmery lotion. Since I have a more-than-abundant stock of shimmery lotions, I won't be repurchasing this lotion. Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Isohexadecane, Petrolatum, Isopropyl Isostearate, Dimethicone, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Aluminum Starch Octenyl Succinate, Polyethylene, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Sodium Acrylates, Behenyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Tocopheryl Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Ethylparaben, Dimethiconol, Disodium EDTA, Stearic Acid, PEG 100 Stearate, Chamomilla Recutita Extract, Propylene Glycol, Sodium PCA, Betaine, Sorbitol, Glycine, Alanine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Arginine, Lysine, Glutamic Acid, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, C12-13 Pareth 3, Laureth 7, Sodium Hydroxide.
May 27, 2008
Not my favorite sunscreen
This was one step in my quest for a sunscreen that didn't irritate my sensitive skin, didn't break out my acne-prone skin, provided stable broad-spectrum protection, and was cosmetically elegant on my oily skin. I found this to be a bit heavy and sticky, and my skin seemed duller when I use it. Eventually, I found and fell in love with Shiseido SPF 55 Lotion. Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 6%, Zinc Oxide 3%. Inactive Ingredients: Water, Isohexadecane, Glycerin, Polyacrylamide C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG/PPG-20/20 Dimethicone, Steareth 21, Stearyl Alcohol, Sucrose Polycottonseedate, Behenyl Alcohol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cetyl Alcohol, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Disodium EDTA, Steareth 2, Oleth-3 Phosphate.
May 20, 2008
Love regular Retrinal but not impressed with this
I'm a huge fan of the regular version of Avene Retrinal. Using it in the past allowed me to eventually be able to use a prescription retinoid, which my skin could not tolerate before. I love that Retrinal comes in three strengths and is fragrance free. I am not, however, impressed with the Retrinal H.A.F. Gel formula, which has an overwhelming floral fragrance, doesn't spread easily on my skin, and leaves my skin with a distinct golden hue after application. At this point in my skincare evolution, I'm sticking with Differin Gel as my retinoid. Ingredients: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Esters, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ceteareth-20, Glycol Montanate, Cyclomethicone, Ceteareth-33, Sodium Hyaluronate, Acrylates Copolymer, Bht, Butylparaben, Carbomer, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Propylparaben, Red 33, Retinal, Triethanolamine.
March 3, 2008
One of the best over-the-counter retinoids available
After a bad experience with Differin because my derm didn't take time to explain how to start off using it gradually, I thought that I couldn't use retinoids on my sensitive skin. Then I heard about Retrinal, so I bought a tube. I started out using it every third night, then every other night, and finally by the end of the tube I was using it every night. While I didn't noticed any significant difference in my skin, it also hasn't irritated my sensitive acne-prone skin at all. In fact, using it allowed me to move on to Differin, which I use nightly diluted in a moisturizer, and I am seeing results with the Differin--smoother skin and fewer clogged pores. Without using Retrinal first, I'm not sure that I could have used Differin. I love that Retrinal is fragrance-free, but I do wish it were a bit lighter in texture. Nevertheless, it's a great starter retinoid, especially for those like me with sensitive skin. Ingredients: water, caprylic/capric triglyceride, mineral oil, glyceryl stearate, peg-100 stearate, squalane, propylene glycol, glycol montanate, peg-40 hydrogenated castor oil, bht, buylparaben, carbomer, disodium edta, phenoxyethanol, propylparaben, red 33, retinal, triethanolamine.
March 3, 2008
Nice foot cream, but I don't like the smell
This is a pretty nice foot cream. It moisturizes well, but I really dislike the medicinal-minty fragrance that it has. I'll use it up, but I'll also look for another foot cream to purchase next time. Ingredients: Water, Propylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Stearic Acid, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Shea Butter, Menthol, Peppermint Oil, Tea Tree Leaf Oil, Salicylic Acid, Polysorbate 60, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Imidazolidinyl Urea.
February 24, 2008
Works to soften feet
During the summer I developed thick, dry calluses on my heels for the first time in my life (maybe it's a sign of getting older). So I went to Walmart and bought this foot scrub and a Sally Hansen foot cream. I was surprised at how much the scrub dissolved my calluses the first time I used it. Using the cream as well increased my results, but the scrub is good even by itself. Ingredients: glycerin, sucrose, sodium chloride, olive fruit oil, polyglyceryl-3, beeswax, peg-40 hydrogenated castor oil, silica, hydroxystearic acid, grape seed oil, shea butter, tocopheryl acetate, retinyl palmitate, ascorbyl palmitate, tea tree leaf oil, panthenol, aminomethyl propanediol, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, methyldihydrojasmonate, pentadecalactone, dimethylethyl cyclohexanol, phenylisohexanol, phenoxyethanol, blue 1, yellow 5.
February 24, 2008
This is powerful stuff. It removes cuticles very well and very quickly, but it also always leaves my cuticles drier than they were before. I'd rather use a BHA or AHA product on my hands everyday to keep cuticles under control than use this overly strong product. Ingredients: Water, Potassium Hydroxide, Butylene Glycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract Matricaria, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Tetrasodium EDTA, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate.
February 24, 2008
Nice concept, poor product
I love tinted lip balms with stable sunscreen, so I was excited to try these. Unfortunately, the texture of the product is just too dry for my preference. I prefer really moist lip products. Active Ingredients: Octinoxate, Oxybenzone, Titanium Dioxide. Inactive Ingredients: Organic Plant Oils Of Coconut And Sunflower Infused With Guava & Peach Fruit Essences, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Beeswax, Organic Candelilla Wax, Carnauba Wax, Organic Jojoba Seed Oil, Panthenol, Lecithin, Organic Honey, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Organic Algae Extract, Tocopherol, Mica, Iron Oxides.
January 29, 2008