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Another winner from Acure Organics

Posted on Apr 23, 2013

9 people found the following review helpful

Purchased at iHerb

Acure Organics has become my favourite brand of skincare, I have loved every product that I have tried. Personally, I have found that attempting to find a great, long term cleanser without any faults is near impossible. I adore the Frownies, pH-Balancing Complexion Wash but needed something a little gentler for when my skin is a little drier. Firstly, like other Acure products, the packaging is simple, fresh and modern. The packaging states that the cleanser is vegan, sulfate, cruelty, paraben, PEG, petroleum, phthalate and silicone free. So, in other words it's full of nothing but natural and healthy ingredients that are beneficial to the skin. The cleanser has a pleasant citrus scent and only a small amount is required to achieve a nice lather and remove dirt & make-up. Even though this product it targeted at normal to oily skin, my combination skin loves it and I find that it does not aggravate the dry areas of my skin. Using this in addition to the Acure scrub has greatly improved the condition of my skin.

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Another winner from Acure Organics

Posted on Apr 23, 2013

8 people found the following review helpful

Purchased at iHerb

I have been using the Acure Organics hair and skin care products for quite some time now. The Brightening scrub is absolutely amazing. I purchased the Lemongrass shampoo as it is designed to clarify and I unfortunately have oily roots mixed with dry ends due to colouring. The smell is very fresh and natural and unlike many organic or natural shampoo's, you don't need an excess amount of product to produce a lather. It does leave hair very clean and I do find that I need to follow-up with a conditioner due to my damaged ends. The matching Lemongrass conditioner, while lovely is not nourishing enough for my hair so I utilise the Moroccan Argan conditioner on my mid lengths to ends which is designed for dry hair .

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My skin requires a higher concentration

Posted on Apr 12, 2013

7 people found the following review helpful

Purchased at iHerb

Recently, I have been entertaining the idea of trying a prescription retinoid for skin renewal. I use an assortment of glycolic and lactic acid OTC products but have found that I need something stronger to really penetrate and clear out my congested pores. While browsing iherb one day, I came across the Life-Flo Retinol A and was intrigued as I was unaware that you could purchase such an item OTC. I've used other products from Life-Flo and have always found that they are of excellent quality. First of all the cream is strongly scented, it has a vivid vitamin C scent which isn't horrible but could be too much for scent sensitive people. The cream itself spreads easily on the skin and only a small amount is required to cover a large area. It isn't a terribly heavy cream and absorbs well into the skin with no sticky residue but I could find it being too much for oily skinned people. At first, I only started applying this to my nose as this area on my face is fairly hardy and the other reviews note a peiod of peeling. I did not have any adverse effects on my nose, no redness or peeling and my skin felt somewhat smooth. I started using the cream on the rest of my face but found that it didn't really live up to my expectations. Firstly, I didn't experience any peeling, stinging or redness which is obviously a good thing but to me these show that the product is working, especially with a chemical exfoliant. I continued to use but found that my skin wasn't clearer, smoother or softer, instead, I think that it may have caused some congestion. I gave the cream to my mum to try and she was not overjoyed with it either. Sadly, I will not be repurchasing.

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Amazing oil

Posted on Nov 26, 2013

4 people found the following review helpful

Purchased at iHerb

I've never been a fan of standard facial moisturiser as I've never been lucky enough to find one that doesn't make my face feel oily and or congested. The only other oil I've tried is pure, organic rosehip but found that it wasn't particularly moisturising or beneficial even after continued use. When I first received the Acure Organics Argan Oil I was happy to see that the packaging was simple, modern and fresh, inline with the rest of the range. At first I used too much and the oil did not sink into my skin but instead sat on top and felt greasy. I found that the optimum amount for my face is 1 - 2 drops maximum and instead of rubbing it in like a standard moisturiser, I pat and press it onto the skin and allow the warmth of my hands to help the oil sink in. My face doesn't feel oily or clogged but instead looks smooth and plump and I have not broken out after multiple uses. This little jar will last me a while but I will definitely repurchase again. Please click on my username to visit my page for more reviews plus hints and tips.

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Amazing cleanser

Posted on Apr 23, 2013

4 people found the following review helpful

Purchased at iHerb

I purchased this cleanser on a whim without reading any reviews which is not something I usually do. I found myself drawn to the quality ingredients of herbs and essential oils plus the fact that it's soap free. I was especially drawn to the apple and lemon juice + raw cane sugar and lactic acid. This cleanser is absolutely amazing. My skin has become clearer and much more radiant, has taken on more of an even tone and is a lot less prone to blemishes. Great for temperamental hormonal skin. You only require a tiny amount and the cleanser foams well, it leaves you with a clean feeling but in no way stripped of moisture. The price is amazingly low too, I've used cleansers 5x the price of Frownies which have not even come close to the quality and effectiveness of this product.

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The best lip balm, ever.

Posted on Apr 23, 2013

3 people found the following review helpful

Purchased at iHerb

This is the most moisturising lip balm I've ever used. It glides on smoothly, is never waxy and leaves the lips ridiculously soft with a slight sheen. It states that it's a night treatment balm but I use it throughout the day. I love the fact that the vanilla is not that sickly, sweet scent that you find in many products but it's more of a boozy vanilla thanks to the vanilla planifolia. Definitely 5 stars.

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This cream changed my life for the better

Posted on Apr 23, 2013

3 people found the following review helpful

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I hit menopause around 25 years early due to surgery and found that as I am younger, I needed a higher dose of Estrogen in addition to the bio-identical pellet that I had already had inserted. I was still experiencing mood changes, lethargy and had extremely dry skin + acne. Firstly, I tried the Life Flo estriol cream alone which helped to a certain level but the majority of my improvements were seen only after switching to the combined estriol and estradiol. I chose the cream as I had tried a bio-identical pill which I found had to be taken in ridiculously high doses as it seemed that the majority of the dose was destroyed by my gut and liver. I use 2 pumps a day - 1 in the morning and 1 in the evening. It did take me a while to find the correct dosing and my best advice to women is to listen to what your body is telling you and adjust dosages accordingly. Since taking the cream my moods have stabilised, my skin in glowing and I have more energy to enjoy my life. I will never be without this product, thank you Life Flo.

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Skin renewal

Posted on Apr 23, 2013

2 people found the following review helpful

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The Andalou Naturals Pumpkin, Honey & Glycolic mask comes in a nice little compact tub, the colours are inline with the rest of the range - green base with a silver lid. What I also love about the Andalou packaging is the little quotes that are included on the underside of the box lids. My mask came with an Einstein quote and my toner with a Henri Matisse quote. I just think that it's a lovely little touch and shows attention to detail. The mask has a gel like consistency and is the colour of pumpkin. It has a pleasant scent with a combination of pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon. The tub contains 50ml of mask but only a small amount is required to cover the whole face. Shortly after application you can feel a tingling, warming sensation which shows that the ingredients are working to renew and stimulate the skin. The mask dries but still retains a slightly sticky feel but is easy to wash off. The skin is left smooth, even toned and not devoid of moisture like some clay based masks. I also found that my skin felt incredibly clean and soft. Will definitely repurchase.

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A superstar product from Devita

Posted on Oct 24, 2013

2 people found the following review helpful

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My skin has a tendency to become congested if I don't use a chemical exfoliant for cell renewal such as glycolic acid. My two trusty products which I alternate between are Earth Science Active Age Defence which contains both lactic and glycolic acid and the 10% Glycolic Acid Cream from Reviva Labs. However, even wih these creams I am still prone to the odd blemish and needed something specifically designed to target this issue. I have previously used and been very happy with products from Devita so had faith in the acne solution pads living up to their claims but I never imagined how effective they would be. First of all, it's nice to see such a short and simple ingredient list for an acne product as these types of products usually contain a multitude of ingredients with impossible to pronounce names . As with most acne products, the scent is strong (I attribute this to the witch hazel) but not in an offensive, can't use this product because the smell makes my stomach turn kind of way. This smell dissipates quickly once a thin layer has been applied to the skin. The jar contains 30 pads and I'm down to the last 3 and they are still moist with solution and I've found that there is enough product on each pad that I could probably get away with cutting these in half and still have enough to cover my entire face. The instructions on the back of the jar indicate that you should start with a single daily application and increase to 2 - 3 times. For myself, I never made it past using these pads once a day as I found that they are effective at ensuring existing blemishes heal quickly, reduces redness and inflammation and prevents new pimples from forming. The low amount of glycolic acid combined with the 3% salicylic also cleans out pores and gives your skin more clarity. I use these at night and find that they do not leave my skin red or irritated so I believe that they would be fine to incorporate into your morning routine. A superstar product from Devita.

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5 HTP - Nausea

Posted on Apr 12, 2013

2 people found the following review helpful

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I really wanted to give 5 HTP a try however, I couldn't get past the terrible nausea and dizziness it caused. I tried changing the dosage and experimented with taking a capsule at night and or taking with or without food but the nausea never passed. I did some investigation and apparently many people report queasiness when they first start taking 5 HTP. I can usually get past an adjustment period with most medications but the side effects were interfering with my day-to-day life.

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Delicious

Posted on Apr 23, 2013

1 person found the following review helpful

Purchased at iHerb

I had never tried hempseed previously but I was interested in the health benefits - 33% protein with Omega-3 and GLA-the healthy EFAs doctors recommend plus the fact that they are a 100% raw product. In addition to the health benefits, they taste absolutely delicious. They have an almost nutty taste and I noticed in the product description that the taste is likened too pine nuts. I sprinkle these on salads, yoghurt, soup and vegetables. Recently however, iherb have stopped shipping this item to Australia and upon investigation I found out that in this country it is not legal to ingest hemp products. Ridiculous! The good thing is that it looks like this law will be amended shortly. I sure hope so as I'm currently rationing my remaining stash.

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Refuse to use anything else

Posted on Apr 23, 2013

1 person found the following review helpful

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After years of lumpy shakes, lids flying off and warped plastic I came across the Blender Bottle and I haven't looked back. The blender ball is a godsend and mixes even the thickest protein powders with ease. The lid stays put and the bottle has not taken on any residue smells. Fantastic. .

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