Posted by CLICK HERE for favorites on Dec 14, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Bought for a friend she said: Starting in November I develop some pimples nothing odd, over the course of 5 months it turned into acne vulgaris, my 1st dermatologist prescribed aczone which my insurance doesn't cover so I got Clindimycin, maybe I wasn't patient enough but I didn't notice anything happening. Went to another dermatologist she prescribed Avar which has sulfur but is $ 318.00 I couldn't afford it. Finally after much products, and frustration I came across De la Cruz. Amazing!!!!!!!! Please remember to WASH IT OFF !!! it isn't a topical cream it's a facial mask. I learned the hard way not reading the instructions, it says leave on 10 minutes but I notice a difference when I left it on longer, my skin can tolerate up to 3 hours. You have to determine the length of time your skin can tolerate it and be patient. After finally listening to my skin creating and facial regimen. I notice a difference within few weeks I am still using it and it hasn't cleared up everything yet but until it does I will give it 5, but for now a strong 4 is my rating.
Posted by CLICK HERE for favorites on Nov 10, 2017 | Verified Purchase
I'm not gonna lie, I was kind of skeptical when I ordered this. There weren't many reviews, and I took a chance. My order arrived quickly with no damage or leakage. I tried this after washing my face, and before my moisturizer. Take note that it dries pretty quick once on. I then applied my moisturizer, and went to bed. I noticed an amazing difference when I woke in the AM. My fine lines on my nose, and forehead had decreased dramatically! My makeup went on so much smoother too, and didnt settle into any of the creases I once HAD. I decided to take it up a notch, so now I derma roll twice a week, and then apply this right after. I cant tell you the difference that this has made. This is a holy grail product for me. I will DEFINITELY be reordering for years to come.
Posted by CLICK HERE for favorites on Nov 23, 2017 | Verified Purchase
This here is your BFF. Your day one. Your ride or die. Built with all the essentials you need for a quick everyday look, this kit is perfect for anyone’s makeup routine. And aside from starting the day beautifully, it’ll start simpler, too. It comes with a storage tray to keep all your essentials neat and in line, so they’re ready to go when you are. The organizing trays are super convenient, the application instructions make these great gifts for beginners and the quality of the brushes is awesome! Not to mention the packaging is so cute!!!
Posted by CLICK HERE for favorites on Nov 26, 2017 | Verified Purchase
I have eczema and as a result my skin is ALWAYS dry. I have particularly bad dry patches on my face in the "T" zone (eyelids, bridge of nose) that are hard to moisturize. The prescription creams that my doctors give have steroids and say "do not use near eyes" and so I was looking for something equally thick and rich but that wouldn't be dangerous on my face. I found this cream first at a local retailer (think bullseye) for the same price as it is listed here so I gave it a try. Firstly, I love the scent. I think technically it is unscented but it has a nice pleasant smell to it that isn't floral or from additives. The cream is pretty thick so a little goes a long way. I use this cream, along with vitamin E oil, on my skin - top to bottom - every single day and one of these 4 oz containers lasts about 2 weeks. Which is awesome! My skin drinks it up pretty quickly without feeling dry afterward (which is what I usually feel after using regular lotion). It creates a light barrier to lock in moisture without being greasy. Since I use this on my face several times a day, the non-greasy part is important since make-up applies right on top without any problems. I often use this as a base for powder or eye shadow and it works perfectly. I absolutely would recommend this product. The price for a vitamin E product is really low (the oil I use costs $30+) and if maybe that's because the whole thing is a scam I don't care! It works for me and my finicky skin, so I'm sticking with it! :)
Posted by CLICK HERE for favorites on Dec 16, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Wild Rose is a super-wearable rosy-brown-mauve shade, and one of those "goes with everything" shades. It would look best on cooler tones, but I think warm-toned ladies could definitely pull this off too. It's not too pale as well, so it would look great on more tanned ladies as well. The website's description of this as "mauve rose" doesn't do enough to capture how gorgeous this shade is. I think the product has many good things to recommend it: a nice formula, great, wearable shade, a nice buildable pigmentation, blendable texture, sensible, practical packaging, its ease of use, and a decent price point. What I liked most about PIXI Multibalm sticks is definitely the finish. Unlike many cream stick products, these were not even a little bit greasy, which I know is a dealbreaker for those of you with oily and combination skin. Instead, they set with a powdery finish that doesn’t look like it was a cream product at all. PIXI infused the formula with Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, and Rose Hip Oil to nourish and protect the skin, but I don’t think the amount is significant to make any real difference. I will say though that despite looking matte they don’t feel dry on the lips, so I guess that Shea Butter is doing its magic after all. Paraben free! Not tested on animals! What I love about Pixi multibalms: – all of these shades work really well with my skin tone – love the packaging, it’s really cute and sturdy – love that these are multitasking, you can use these on your skin and lips -they’re convenient and easy to use -these can be blended together to create custom shades – they have a soft and smooth formula and apply easily -they’re long-lasting and perfect for that “barely there” look, even if you’re not wearing any makeup, these are nice to use just to add a little color to your complexion -they can be layered for a more defined look or simply dabbed on for a more delicate/sheer look -these balms are very nicely pigmented What I don’t love: – I honestly can’t think of anything that I don’t like about these. I kind of wish that they came in a few different colors, maybe ones that are a bit more subtle. I really have nothing to complaint about when it comes to formula and wear of these.
Posted by CLICK HERE for favorites on Jan 01, 2018 | Verified Purchase
It is a typical white sheet mask. I'm not sure what material it is made from but it conformed to the face well and did not drip all over my shirt while I had it on (drippiness is a pet peeve of mine with masks). It stayed in place. It did not irritate my skin or my eyes. When I removed the mask (I generally only leave them on for 10 minutes or so), the essence absorbed into my skin in a reasonable period of time and did not interfere with the subsequent application of other skincare or makeup products. I know that people care about ingredients with K-beauty products, so I'll discuss those for a bit. Here is the full list, since it is not on the product page: Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Sugar Maple Extract, Purslane Extract, Lysine, Histidine, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, Threonine, Serine, Glutamic Acid, Proline, Glycine, Alanine, Valine, Methionine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Tyrosine, Phenylalanine, Cysteine, Matricaria Flower Extract, Mountain Arnica Flower Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Betaine, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ledum Palustre Extract, Ecklonia Cava Extract, Artemisia Capillaris Flower Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Saururus Chinensis Extract, Palmitoyltripeptide-5, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethanolmine, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance Although other product listings tout the cysteine included (that is the chemical structure on the front of the package, too, for what it's worth), this actually has 17 of the proteinogenic amino acids (missing asparagine, glutamine, and tryptophan -- ha, that biochemistry PhD has been good for something after all). I'm actually most interested in the cysteine. A deficiency in cysteine slows down skin and hair growth, and in my experience, the reverse is also true -- using skincare with cysteine seems to aid in skin repairs. (Cysteine has sulfur in its side chain, and I have had good luck using skincare products with sulfur to clear up the skin.) I have had some breakouts lately and even one use of this mask helped calm my skin (and the breakouts are healing more quickly than usual). Cysteine is also required to make the antioxidant glutathione, which can help fight free radical damage, so there may be some long-term anti-aging benefits, as well. Of course there are a lot of moisturizing ingredients here (glycerin, hyaluronic acid), as well as some vitamins (C and E). And a lot of the other ingredients are quite calming to the skin (e.g., purslane, which is anti-inflammatory, matricaria, which is calming, arnica, which has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, etc.). I really found this quite valuable for skin-calming reasons. Note: although there is fragrance listed, it is mild. There are no artificial colors and the serum is clear and non-sticky. All-in-all, this is quite a good mask. Will definitely be purchasing a full package.
Posted by CLICK HERE for favorites on Jan 19, 2018 | Verified Purchase
I am absolutely in LOVE with these exfoliating body sponges! When you first use this product it's a little uncomfortable honestly (especially if you're used to a soft wash cloth or standard shower mesh sponge). After one or two uses your skin adjusts and you will never go back to a regular cloth/sponge again! Your body feels soooo amazingly clean after using this product. I can't say enough good things about it. AND it tells you when it's time to replace (the lettering on the tag will fade over time so you know when you need to buy a new one)!!! Yay for Daily Concepts!
Posted by CLICK HERE for favorites on Dec 15, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Bought for a friend she said: This comes in a pump bottle making it easy to dispense in small amounts. I first started using it by mixing it in with my moisturizer at night time. Although it does go on a little greasy, I don't mind it at night. It absorbs pretty well, although not completely. It is a lovely texture to apply to the skin, and I really like the feel of it when I first put it on and the feel of my skin the next morning. It definitely helps to boost the moisturizer's ability to moisturize. My favorite nighttime moisturizer is a bit light, and perfect in summer, but heavier products seems to break me out, and I have yet to find one that doesn't. Adding argan oil to my moisturizer gives it the extra boost that I need in the winter time, doesn't require me to switch products, and doesn't break me out or irritate my sensitive skin. Sometimes, I use it on it's own in place of my moisturizer. I have oily skin and this doesn't make it any oilier. I occasionally use it on my hair, in small amounts, to smooth it out and give it shine. As long as you don't apply to much, it doesn't make hair look greasy. It's important to note that this is in fact 100% argan oil. A lot of products I've seen in stores and online that claim to be argan oil have a lot of other ingredients and oils in them, with argan oil being an ingredient further down on the list. This is just argan oil, so you get all the benefits of it without the other fillers. The argan oil does have a slight scent to it. The product does contain any added fragrances, it's just the scent of the argan oil. I don't find it particularly pleasant but it does dissipate soon after application. All in all, I'm really happy with this product. I would highly recommend to those looking to try out argan oil.
Posted by CLICK HERE for favorites on Nov 13, 2017 | Verified Purchase
I love the brushes! They are very soft, which is important for the application of the products and the touch on the skin. I am a pro makeup artist and use brushes every day. I am washing them frequently and they look like new after every wash. That is the main reason I switched to Real Techniques from other pro brushes(which started loosing hair and became dry after a few washes). I also get great feedback from my clients when using Real Techniques, they notice the difference and say that these brushes feel softer than others. I got all the brushes from Real Techniques and recommend them to all my clients. I can't believe I spent so much before on less quality brushes, Real techniques are affordable and great quality.
Posted by CLICK HERE for favorites on Nov 07, 2017 | Verified Purchase
These are great little patches for pimples, and they work great when used properly. They are basically a small patch version of hydrocolloid bandages - they suck up the gunk and keep bacteria out. Here are some tips for using them if you're finding they aren't working. 1. They work effectively on open pimples (whiteheads that have been 'popped'), not cystic acne or closed comedones. If you have a whitehead, use a sterile needle and create a little hole in the whitehead, then apply one of these patches. Within a matter of hours it sucks up the pus without you having to apply any unnecessary pressure to your skin. I like to replace them when I see they have sucked up a lot of pus, but they can be kept on for up to 24 hours or so. 2. These are best used in the day. They are small and barely noticeable. For nighttime use I would recommend getting real hydrocolloid bandages, cutting them to size and applying them. They are MUCH stickier and will not fall off. You wouldn't want to use them in the day though as they are not subtle. 3. Make sure you apply these to DRY skin. If your skin has any moisture they will peel right off. I've tried many pimple patches and hydrocolloid bandages and I like these best for daytime use, and Harmons brand of hydrocolloid bandages for night time use. I hope this is helpful for you!