Friday, August 28, 2009

Short Skin Care Reviews

Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Thought I would review some new skin care products I have been trying out as part of my skin care routine.



1. Origins Modern Friction
I originally went to Origins to purchase"Never a Dull Moment" but the SA had informed me that Modern Friction was the new and improved formulation of "NaDM"
The product claims to remove discoloration and patches from sun damage while reducing the signs of fine lines and pore size.

The beads in this exfoliator are small but definitely noticeable. Sometimes the beads are so large and harsh (owww) sometimes they are so small and you don't feel anything really being removed, but this product has created a good sized bead. Apparently in this product a rice starch.

The scent is lemony, which is a very clean and refreshing scent. Aloe for calmness (no aloe scent)

When applied to the skin with water it creates a very comfortable exfoliation experience, no real harshness feeling.
Brightness and smooth effects are immediate as with any good exfoliator, slight reduction in pore size.
I definitely recommend this product and give it a grade of an A.
Price: $37.50


2. Neutrogena Acne Stress Control Hydrating Acne Treatment
I am currently on my third tube of this stuff and still have no idea if this works...I stopped using it a few days ago.
It claims to be unable to help with current acne but help prevent future acne. With this product I had acne regardless of daily use...
Used it basically to help control oil and felt like I needed some sort of salicylic acid on my face.

Gel texture with a sweet aloe scent.
To be rubbed all over your face as a preventative measure to stop future blemishes.
I do not think this product has done much even through many repurchases due to patience.
I give this product a C+ the + due to the fact that it does seem to control oil and reduce shininess on my T zone but does not really do what it claims.
Price: $9.00



3. Clinique Turnaround Concentrate
This product claims to promote new cell generation on your face so your face is constantly producing new cells leading to a brighter, smoother face.

Lotion texture with typical "Clinque" scent. I hope people understand this reference...
I use this after my toners both day and night. After only about 2-3 days of use I do see a difference in my face in terms of brightness. My skin also already feels smoother! So far so good! A little early to see longer lasting results but this is def pointing in the right direction!
I am loving the brightening effects. Sitting in an office all day really can dull our your skin, this brings it more life.
Grade A ( so far )

Price: $39.50



4.Clinique Acne Solutions Spot Treatment Gel
It seems for acne treatment I only turn to Neutrogena and Clinique. I had heard and seen many good reviews on this gel. Apparently after application the concentrated gel really dries out your current pimple or brings out the cyst pimples to the skin's surface for treatment.
Gel textures with same "Clinique" scent.

I apply this both day and night. Since it is clear it can easily be hidden with make up.
This stuff BURNS if you any open spots. As with most acne medication, but this stuff seems harsher on the burning sensation.
This stuff also literally dries out the pimples on your face, but you have to be careful on the amount applied or else all the skin around your pimple will peel! I have to watch my sizes!

If the pimple is caught early enough this gel seems to do the job and get rid of it before it becomes a real problem, but for already established blemishes, this seems to have no real effect. I guess it is too late or something...
Grade: B
Price: $ 13.50

14 comments:

  1. Ohh thanks for all these great skin care reviews! I'm putting some of that Clinique stuff on my wish list. :D

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hiya! Thank you for the reviews! :) The Clinique Turnaround Concentrate sounds really interesting!

    P.S I agree that the price of the SK-II essence sucks! I don't know what type of skin you have but if it's on the dry side it may be good. Maybe you can buy it, keep the receipt, and then return if you don't like it? :) Keep in mind though that results are not instantaneous. (Well not for me anyways)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love the music here in your blog...sooo relaxing =)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Nicotinamide (also known as Niacinamide) applied topically, is beneficial for reducing Acne, Skin hyper-pigmentation (acne scars), increasing skin moisture and reducing fine wrinkles. Scientists at NY University College of Medicine have shown that Niacinamide is superior to antibiotics such as Clindamycin in controlling acne. Try "Niapads" (Nicotinamide acne pads) for controlling your acne. It’s Simple for Pimple(C). One step process provides exfoliation, pore cleansing, prevention of Acne and Skin Lightening (acne scars). Visit www.niapads.com for details. Free shipping to all US and Canada.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Thanks for these reviews. The smell of the Neutrogena sounds really nice, the aloe scent.

    ReplyDelete
  6. My cousin and sister uses Origins Modern Friction and they love it too!

    Thanks for the reviews! =)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh thank you for the review of the Oil-Free Acne Stress Control. I was considering buying that yesterday. Glad I didnt. =)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Aww I'd love to try Clinique, but it's hella expensive where live!;P

    ReplyDelete
  9. I tried and it worked 80% of my satisfaction.

    Really skin is a complex part in our body. Learn how to keep it always healthy.

    Read some skin care tips at
    http://betterskincareblog.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  10. I used the acne stress skincare line and I didnt like it much either.. If anything, I think it gave me even more breakouts. I knew it was too good to be true!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thanks for sharing such nice information here. I like this site.
    Well I used Clinique acne spot gel but did not get good result. I do not think so that it is really works.

    brust

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thanks for sharing such nice information here. I like this site.
    Well I used Clinique acne spot gel but did not get good result. I do not think so that it is really works.

    brust

    ReplyDelete
  13. Nicotinamide (also known as Niacinamide) applied topically, is beneficial for reducing Acne, Skin hyper-pigmentation (acne scars), increasing skin moisture and reducing fine wrinkles. Scientists at NY University College of Medicine have shown that Niacinamide is superior to antibiotics such as Clindamycin in controlling acne. Try "Niapads" (Nicotinamide acne pads) for controlling your acne. It’s Simple for Pimple(C). One step process provides exfoliation, pore cleansing, prevention of Acne and Skin Lightening (acne scars). Visit www.niapads.com for details. Free shipping to all US and Canada.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
);