When I read the previous review I thought "it is probably not so bad, some people are just very sensitive"... But I received this product today and I could not agree more. Despite mixing it with sweet fruit juice (which disguises both my spirulina and msm perfectly), i could hardly drink it down without it triggering a gag reflex due to the overpowering smell and taste.. which is something like farm manure! I can usually take most tastes, but I honestly don't know how I am going to be able to use this product at all unless i purchase capsules and make my own. I have never taken chlorella before so i don't know if this is normal or if it is just this brand. If the latter is the case it scares me a bit to use it even in caps, as i can't help but seriously wonder about the freshness and quality!
Posted by iHerb Customer on Aug 04, 2012 | Verified Purchase
I have been using Alba Botanica's lavender sunscreen, which is great. I decided to try this Green Tea sunscreen this time, but within minutes of applying it my skin suddenly started to itch. I looked down at my arms and they were flaming red! I then looked in the mirror and to my horror my whole face was bright red (and a bit swollen). I washed it off as quickly as i could with a natural soap, and applied coconut oil, but now, half an hour later it is still very red, even though the itch is subsiding. I have never in my life had a reaction like this to anything, my skin is not partcularly sensitive to perfume or anything like that, so I don't know what caused this. But please be careful, and first test the product on a small area before applying to you face or whole body...
After reading all the ravishing reviews I had high expectations for this product, and used it morning and night the first week after purchase. The first couple of days I was very happy as the smell is lovely, like soft tangerines, and it feels nice and natural. But soon I found that all it did was make my skin so dry and scaly that I am now one week later still trying to get it back to normal condition with other creams. This might be great for oily skin, but it certainly is not good for my skin type. Sure, as some people say it "tightens" instantly, but that is just the same type of effect as when you apply a mud mask and it dries on the skin, it "pulls" at the skin while it is on, but when you wash it off none of the effect remains.
Melts like butter on the lips, reminds me of soft vanilla ice-cream...
This is just wonderful for dry skin! I have hardly been able to use toner in the past as it tends to dry my skin too much, but this is just pure heaven after makeup removal and before my night cream. It cleanses what the cleansing cream left behind, tightens pores and softens all at once, and smells like a beautiful rose garden! I will look no further, this is the perfect toner for me.
A great vegetarian source of EFA. Seems well balanced, good ingredients and size. After reading the reviews I was worried that the taste would be hideous, but it is not nearly as bad as some claim. The first two days i found the taste a bit unpleasant, but since then it is almost as if the taste has changed, cause it doesn't bother me at all anymore. Actually, I find that when i pour it in my 10 ml measuring cup and throw it back into my throat like a shot and swallow, i hardly even taste it at all.
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