Short Reviews on some Skin care products I have been trying...
Lancome Tonique Pure Focus
This is a toner aims to help mattify oily skin and control sebum throughout the day and night. If you have normal skin, or slight combo with a prone to oily. This toner may be for you. If you are combination with regular blotting throughout the day to oily skin. This is just not strong enough and I found myself blotting even more often than usual when using this product. This is good for people with a slight shine, but is not great for people with a true oily problem. This is not a repurchase for me. Pretty expensive at $22.95 in my opinion for the results I received.
Kiehls Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque
I purchased this mask because pores are a huge issue with me. This tub lasts a long time. Probably 50 masks worth. It is grey colored with a thick smooth clay consistency. Upon application my face always starts to feel really hot. I don't know if that's normal, but upon rinsing my face was never red, so I never really thought of it has a bad side effect. This masks helps remove all the debris on your face, and brings brightness upon wash. In truth, I do not think this really deep cleaned my pores, nor helped to remove them. I think this mask is ok...you definitely get your money's worth in terms of volume, and after use your skin is brighter and softer, but in terms of deep cleaning your pores, even after months of religious use, I do not see much difference from using this product.
Not sure if I would repurchase this.
Yes To Tomatoes Trouble Free Face Wash for Troubled Skin
My current face wash. Smells nothing like tomatoes, more like vanilla sugar. Foams easily and seems to clean my face well enough, & leaves my skin soft. I don't like this, I don't hate this. This is just for now, and is satisfying enough to do the job for a regular cleanse but I do not see anything special with this, and do have yet to notice it helping with my skin, as it is very acne prone aka "troubled"
Lush Fresh Pharmacy
I use this after the tomato wash to help with my acne. This is aimed for acne prone skin and is pink from the calamine lotion in the ingredients to help soothe skin and irritation. I cut my bar into chunks so it is easy to rub around my face. I apply this all over then leave it, brush my teeth, and rinse as if a short mask. This product I am still on the fence with. It seems to be helping, but the effects are quite mild and seems that the true results are found via long term use and not quick results. I think if used continuously this can help irritated and problematic skin so I will have to come back with this. So far its ok, but it's actually getting better the more I use it.
Also a new cleanser that I apply in the mornings. To help freshen my skin and have a smooth surface. I really don't like this. It smells like vinegar. It's faint but it's there. The material, whatever it is... I have no idea is slightly harsh/rough so I feel slight pain using this. I far prefer angels on bare skin, and will not be repurchasing.
I also saw no difference in my skin using this. Aimed to target at blackheads, I saw no results.
The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Day Cream
My current day cream. Winter, harsh winds, rain and snow have arrived in NY and the old Olay and Clinique Gel were just not cutting it.
After numerous misses with the Body Shop Products I finally got a hit. This is super moisturizing yet light, its rich enough for me to feel hydrated, but not too rich to feel greasy, or for me to develop acne from the richness. It has a nice balance. Targeted towards sensitive skin, the aloe helps sooth any irritation that may be derived from spots, or just new harsh weather conditions. I have really been enjoying using this, and will use it throughout this season as my day cream.
I recommend this product.
Hope these short skin care reviews helped!