I am on a quest to eat well and enjoy life! I believe in moderation and prefer to keep life simple. Am living in Singapore, where it is humid and sunny all year long. I am a lady in my mid twenties. My reviews are of my opinions, which may or may not be useful or applicable for you. I hope you find the products that would suit you the best.
Posted by mitzi-c on Dec 09, 2013 | Verified Purchase
It is extremely hard for me to find sunblock lotion that would be suitable for my combination/oily skin in a all-year humid and hot climate! Very good value for the amount you're getting. I don't have problems trying to blend this into my face, I just use my fingers (read to the end). It probably does make my face fairer even when properly applied on, but it doesn't bother me at all. Just put some on your neck too! However I did notice that if I did not moisturize my face or if I applied this in front of an electric fan - then the lotion dries quicker than usual, and if it dries on the surface of your skin it will leave white residue (which is easily removed with a little water to blend it in). It keeps my face matt for a good part of the day. By the way, for those who face problems with blending in or applying this product, a simple solution would be to squeeze some on your palm, and apply it to your face section by section. Or maybe you have to moisturize or my last guess is that you are in need of some exfoliation. Lastly - remember to SHAKE THE BOTTLE before use! Otherwise it'll be thicker than usual and you get all the blending problems.
Posted by mitzi-c on Feb 13, 2014 | Verified Purchase
I take two on an empty stomach every morning, and amazing things happen! I see an obvious overall improvement in my health... perhaps I was suffering from candida without even knowing it. Or I just needed some probiotics, and this is a good formula for my body. I am not sure if this will work for you, but you can try out with the smaller bottle. I started out with one capsule a day for about 1 - 2 weeks, then went ahead with the full dose of two capsules first thing every morning. When I take less or stop taking it, I feel a difference, so I will continue buying this as long as they make it! Worth every cent of my money.
Posted by mitzi-c on Jan 24, 2014 | Verified Purchase
I never used to think that I had a digestive issue until I tried these. Just speaking for myself though - I started to have regular bowel movements, I ate less overall without even trying, my food cravings went down significantly and I feel healthier overall, more energy and all. For the dosage, I think it's better for you to start with one a day (mealtime) for a few days. I take these capsules with lunch and/or dinner.
Posted by mitzi-c on Dec 28, 2013 | Verified Purchase
Initially when I bought this, it was dry and totally unusable. Had to use a lot of force to get some of this product on my fingers. Then I abandoned it for 2 months. And surprisingly, when I came back to look at it after two months, it had become soft enough to use! Maybe the hot and humid weather in Singapore played a part. I use it everyday now. Holds up well, does not need much reapplication. If you have tired lines under your eyes, I suspect it may make it look worse. I top this undereye concealer up with the ELF Undereye Setting Powder, High Definition, also from Iherb on those days that I am tired. I am not sure why it was so dry when it arrived though....
Posted by mitzi-c on Oct 27, 2013 | Verified Purchase
It was working fine at the beginning - made my damaged hair (constant hair dyeing) much softer. It has a sweet smell which I like. However after 3 weeks of use, it now starts to dry my hair out. Hair stiffens right after rinse off. I also bought the conditioner, but I can't say either worked very well for me in the end. I guess that my hair is too damaged and the high humidity here doesn't help!
Posted by mitzi-c on Nov 08, 2013 | Verified Purchase
I switched brands to Garden of Life as my little research said that Consumer Lab tested it safe. There are many brands out there who have a wider ingredient list or are cheaper, but many of them contain heavy metals as a byproduct (not safe to consume on a daily basis). I've been using this with water as I do get time strapped - You can smell the apple but not really taste it. It shakes easily with water, but is a bit gritty. I have to admit that this tasted like drinking veggies (when with water), but I got used to it because the benefit outweighs those few seconds of drinking it daily. I do half a portion of powder initially - easier to gulp down. I would only recommend you buy this if you are really in it for the health benefits, otherwise the taste may get to you. When I blend smoothies with it, the goodness is there but the green-taste is gone =)
Posted by mitzi-c on Jan 23, 2014 | Verified Purchase
This gummies are soft and it's got a slightly sticky-chewy texture that is quite interesting to chew on, but the taste is a bit too tarty for me as I have a sweet tooth. Ironically I bought this because it has one of the least sugar content of Vitamin C gummies around. Leaves a bit of a sour aftertaste on my tongue though. Should be perfect for people who like sour-y things over sweets.
Posted by mitzi-c on Feb 19, 2014 | Verified Purchase
I have generally good health so using this does not bring about any major or noticeable changes. I was convinced when I was sick recently due to late nights and exam stress, and came down with sore throats. Putting 3 drops of this into my bottle whenever I refilled it, it made my sore throat gradually disappear throughout the day. And I didn't take any medication at all. So yep, would buy again, but due to the high cost, will use it less frequently on normal days.
Posted by mitzi-c on Apr 21, 2014 | Verified Purchase
Cost and dosage wise this is quite a good deal, but I am more used to swallowing capsules. This is a bit large and I feel the friction of it on my throat when trying to take it... Will switch back to caps as it is just easier for me.
Posted by mitzi-c on Jul 19, 2015 | Verified Purchase
Bought this cos of the other good reviews. I tried it once for daytime use - NOPE!!! Was definitely not suitable for oily/combination skin when you want to go out. However it is perfect for people like us for nighttime use. I use more than just a thin layer at night, go to bed and wake up with great looking skin. It has actually reduced by day-time oiliness on my face. However, I had rather dry skin on my calves and this was just OK. For very dry skin I still have to use oil on it. So this is now part of my before bed time beauty routine. Just wash and apply this Aloe gel.