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PurplePegasus

Simply truthful and honest reviews since 2008!

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I hope my reviews will be helpful in assisting you to choose your products. I'm dealing with overlapping illnesses, so a lot of symptoms to treat. I try to review things that are not listed and hard to figure out online such as packaging type (is that bottle safe glass or is it toxic-plastic?) and contents (does that tea have a staple, string or simply pressed together?). Please keep in mind that I live in Southern California and that arid weather is very different than humid so, things that work for me, such as moisturizers or creams, might be too rich for you. Also skin types differ, I'm both oily and dry currently so I try to indicate all that. On occasion, I'll add humor to my reviews, particularly if I was unhappy (humor heals) and I love to vote Yes on others' helpful reviews. Thank you to those of you who remember to afford me the same courtesy. Welcome to my page and hope you find some fun, helpful or delicious products you hadn't tried before. Be well, everyone.

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Switched formula is not effective

Posted on Mar 13, 2012

59 people found the following review helpful

This is NOT the same cream as in the trial kits!! The ingredients are NO longer those iHerb has listed here! Mychelle changed the formula! This cream no longer works! I had a few samples of this from trial kits: it shrunk wrinkles on contact. Imagine my shock when after a few days using the tube cream the benefits I had reaped were gone! This NO LONGER WORKS! Once again Mychelle has pulled the bait & switch on us! The ingredients now include carcinogens such as hidden GMOs (corn as citric acid & zea mays) and the preservative (potassium sorbate) is now on top of the list of ingredients meaning there's a lot more of this toxin! I urge everyone to contact Mychelle and let them know we want the classic formulas back. Someone who is on the Facebook needs to make a page for this! -------------------------------------- . A NOTE FROM THE MANUFACTURER: Thank you for your interest in the Fabulous Eye Cream. The comment on iHerb is not suitable for the success we are seeing with this product. We would never pull a bait and switch with our products. What we put into our trial kits is exactly the same as in our full sized products. Our formula for Fabulous Eye Cream was updated 3 years ago with the plant stem cell Edelweiss which Exhibits anti-aging properties that include firming and reduction of fine lines and antioxidant activity. It has been clinically proven to reduce eye contour area wrinkle depth by 15% after only 20 days of treatment. We do not use carcinogenic ingredients and our products are smartly sourced – never using GMOs. When we included the Edelweiss plant stem cell we revisited our ingredient decks to make compliant with European standards which caused the ingredients to be rearranged slightly.

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Youthens skin fast! Also stops cold sores

Posted on Nov 10, 2012

14 people found the following review helpful

I bought this years ago & I guess I never reviewed it. I apply some powder with gel to my lip whenever a cold sore breaks out and it shortens the duration, stops the burning pain & even prevents outbreak if I apply it when my lip tingles. That's topically, I also would fill out a empty cap and take some. Recently I noticed my face seemed to be ageing prematurely due to steroid meds from years ago. A quick search told me this supplement rebuilds collagen if taken with proline and vit C, which I had both on hand. After almost 1 week of taking 1 cap of both aminos & 1 of whole food C both upon arising and before bed (on empty stomach), I no longer wake up with deep skin depressions and when I did at first, they plumped right back up. I found this info linked with a Dr. Linus Pauling and this is supposed to be a treatment for veins and high cholesterol which I'm plagued by so I hope this will help with clearing those arteries as I'm prone to vein pain and poor circulation. But so far as face/skin, this has got to be the world's best kept secret! No more need for fancy creams which don't work, and no chemicals here either. I love it!

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Taste is delicious but 2 questionable ingredients for an organic jam

Posted on Feb 21, 2014

13 people found the following review helpful

The taste truly deserves 5 stars. It's a bit hard to spread as there's a lot of thick chunks of strawberries. That is not the problem. This jam contains 2 dubious ingredients as research indicates they always come from GMO corn, unless specifically otherwise disclosed that they are processed from the very expensive camu, which is here unlikely. Since I have MCS and an impaired liver, it's important to me but this might not be a concern to the very healthy person. These ingredients are ascorbic acid and citric acid; the latter is said to always contain hidden MSG, so it does worry me. I did not react but I want to point this out both in the hopes that Crofter's will remove these unnecessary ingredients and for people who, like me, are either impaired and/or concerned about long term health effects. Sadly, this is the best organic jam (or fruit spread or jelly) currently available on iHerb so far as ingredients. I might purchase again, but it does worry me. I wish I were healthier and could eat anything without guilt.

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Dosage too high

Posted on Nov 23, 2012

13 people found the following review helpful

This acts as a very potent diuretic to me. Lower dosage is preferred. Better to take a pill 3-4 times a day than one which overloads my system & which my body attempts to get rid of ASAP. Also H.O. is not a good brand, none of the supplements I've tried of theirs ever do anything.

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Torula yeast is a very dangerous product!

Posted on Nov 23, 2012

13 people found the following review helpful

Unfortunately I didn't google it until after I removed the seal. I haven't tried this: a search on torula yeast led to some very spooky health hazards. It's a toxin that grows on trees and makes candida albicans worse and a whole host of nasties. I will contact the manufacturer and see if I can return to them. This brand is also questionable from what I saw at their website.

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WARNING: contains ALUMINUM!!!

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

13 people found the following review helpful

Toxic heavy metal. Use this at your own risk. AMB brand makes carcinogenic products with toxic chemicals then markets them as "pure" and "natural". BUYER BEWARE!!!

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The most powerful sore throat analgesic!

Posted on Dec 06, 2012

12 people found the following review helpful

I bought this because all sore throat sprays I wanted were sold out (the propolis ones) and it's nearly impossible to find an organic sore throat spray so I decided to go by ingredients. Knowing how well peppermint EO works as analgesic (pain numbing) for headaches just as clove EO does for toothaches, I thought I'd give this a try. Now I'm not a fan of mint oral products and I don't believe in "freshening your breath" unless pathology requires it as I'm not a smoker and luckily this is one health problem I don't have. Yesterday I came down with a searing sore throat. One spray of this and the pain was nuked, on contact, and did not come back. Amazing! Now I must say that the taste is a bit revolting to me: again too much peppermint and the combo with ginger & clove is quite off putting as it hit my tongue and throat my first instinct was to gargle it out but I'm glad I resisted the impulse. Instantly the pain had subsided and I was left with this strong spicy taste and a very icy-cold feeling. The unbearable shock to my senses and buccal cavity passed in less than 3 minutes when it subsided into a more manageable taste. I can see how this would be great for someone who wants their breath to be iced and minty but for me it's a powerful remedy for sore throats. More efficient and faster than throat lozenges and without need for repetitive ingestion. 1 spray is all it took. Yes this bottle is small and skinny but considering how rarely I get sore throats and that only 1 spray is needed, I foresee it will last me a couple of years. Highly recommended for sore throats. I love Herb Pharm brand, never disappoints me.

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Smells incredible, moderate exfoliation, helps with dullness

Posted on Dec 04, 2012

12 people found the following review helpful

I finally bought this after years of having it in my wish list. It stings a little but my skin is not sensitive. The smell is incredible, like real lavender, I love it. However the first time I used it, it left a double hole in the center of my face! I guess it was an old acne mark that I never noticed. I panicked after that, I had 2 small holes center cheek below the eye. I quickly put some oil on it & the next day it had keratinized, meaning it was gone. This product removed the dull appearance of my skin and made it look radiant, glowing. Of course the effect is very temporary. I'm not sure how often this can be used but I love the packaging, very minimalistic white look perfect on my bathroom counter and I love the smell and the instant glow. So far as exfoliation, I'm not sure. It's not as instant to remove dryness as another brand I use but it seems more potent at removing surface layers. All and all it's a pleasant experience except for the skin holes and I will probably re-purchase when I run out, if only for the real lavender scent. It's a feel-good treatment.

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Great for veins & to stimulate natural skin collagen production but IS THIS REAL PYCNOGENOL?

Posted on Nov 02, 2012

12 people found the following review helpful

In the early 90's I received a glossy booklet that explained all about real pycnogenol® which should bear the trademark logo from Horphag Research Ltd and not to be confused with the unregulated 'maritime pine bark' which is said to be less potent. The Now Foods brand carries the logo (a pine tree inside a circle). I am editing this review as I could not spell "Horphag" I did a search and came across a very interesting article called PYCNOGENOL CONTROVERSY which states that Horphag is now using extraction techniques not approved by the French government (France being the only source of true pycnogenol) and the controversy states that, unless the bottle bears the seal of authenticity of Dr. Masquelier then it is the fake pycnogenol and that its extraction process turns this fake antioxidant into a potent oxidant. OUCH! Might explain my lackluster results here! More research by me is needed. My original review: I found myself taking 3 caps per day, along with COQ10 and vitamin E to alleviate the extreme thigh and wrists/arm vein pain that I experience during PMS. I was also diagnosed with high cholesterol due to steroid meds and hoping this will contribute to reversing that. This was not as effective as horsechestnut for my leg vein pain but I've since found out that horsechestnut causes or aggravates liver failure, which is an illness I'm currently treating so I definitely needed something different. My skin does look healthy with smaller pores than in the past but I'm taking a lot of supplements which are beneficial to skin so I can't gauge if it's the pycnogenol® or not. I trust it is working and might try a higher dosage later to see if that works better. Time will tell. No apparent side effects.

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Smells bad, nothing like real lavender, certainly not like organic!

Posted on Dec 04, 2012

12 people found the following review helpful

Sorry to say, between the organic eucalyptus and this one, NOW is a dud when it comes to organic oils. I work with a lot of organic oils and have never smelled anything like these. They're on the foul side, this doesn't exactly reek it smells nothing like the sweet floral that is lavender. It smells just bad. I do not recommend and wish I could get my money back from NOW foods. Skip this one and try another brand.

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Firms up and hardens my muscles incredibly fast!

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

11 people found the following review helpful

I don't exercise and the first day of taking 3-4 of these pills, I could feel my leg muscles hardening. Unfortunately I got fat from prescription gluco-cortico-steroids and that fat (located in my upper body only) won't budge no matter what! But I seem to be developing muscle under all that flab. I used to have a very firm, thin upper body. Maybe after a few years of these the steroid-induced fat will finally melt? I've Googled it and I can't find out how to lose weight/fat after steroid usage! =( I wish I had never taken Cortef, it ruined my body!

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I don't know how good this is

Posted on Jul 04, 2009

11 people found the following review helpful

They say Na-RALA is better than ALA but I don't get it. I take it when I have a bit of sugar, chocolate milk, so as to avoid crosslinkage of collagen and to detox from heavy metals at the same time. Not sure if it's better than my old ALA in fact I can't feel anything from either but I still look a good 15 years younger. Then again I take a truckload of supplements, most double as antioxidants, and I never ever ingest chemicals or use vital stuff that is packaged in plastics.

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