Aug 1, 2013

Estee Lauder Soft Clean Moisture Rich Foaming Cleanser

Estee Lauder Soft Clean Moisture Rich Foaming Cleanser is a decadent, rich, luxurious cleanser. The scent is very similar to Estee Lauder Resilience products which I really enjoy. It cleanses my skin really well and seems to do a good job at removing blackheads on my nose. It can be a little bit drying but not uncomfortably so. It is my favorite cleanser because it seems to do a better job at removing impurities than some of the others I have tried but it doesn't strip my skin or make it feel dry and tight.

Estee Lauder Soft Clean Moisture Rich Foaming Cleanser  is available from Estee Lauder counters or their website.


May 1, 2013

DermOrganic Daily Hydrating Conditioner

DermOrganic Daily Hydrating Conditioner is a lighter version of the DermOrganic Masque Intensive Hair Repair Deep Conditioner.

This daily conditioner leaves my hair very soft, shiny, and smooth without feeling weighed down. It gets rid of tangles and smooths the frizz but rinses easily and doesn't leave any build up as it is silicone free.

The texture is light and a bit more watery than the masque which I prefer. The scent is like the other DermOrganic hair care products, fresh and clean.

DermOrganic products contain organic ingredients, are sulfate and silicone free, and vegan.

Available in 3 ounce, 10 ounce, and 33.8 ounce bottles from the DermOrganic website.


Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice*, Aqua/Eau/Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Stearalkonium Chloride, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Panthenol B5, Rice Amino Acids, Methyl Gluceth-20, PCA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract*, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract*, Propanediol (All Natural)/Phenethyl Alcohol/Benzoic Acid, Parfum/Fragrance *Certified Organic Ingredient

Apr 1, 2013

Argan Oil

Argan Oil has been increasingly popular in products ranging from skin care creams to shampoos. Available in small quantities from Morocco, this oil benefits the hair and skin with it's high levels of fatty acids and vitamins. Called Liquid Gold, this oil is obtained from the nuts of the Argan tree.

Mar 1, 2013

DermOrganic Masque Intensive Hair Repair

DermOrganic Masque Intensive Hair Repair is a deep conditioner that can be used daily for extremely dry or damaged hair or used several times weekly as a conditioning boost.

The texture of this masque is thick and spreads easily over hair. The scent, like the DermOrganic Conditioning Shampoo is fresh and clean. While the fragrance is a bit strong, it fades and isn't offensive. Still, a little less fragrance would be nice. DermOrganic Masque Intensive Hair Repair helps make my hair feel smoother and less frizzy without any build up or residue as it is silicone free.

DermOrganic Masque Intensive Hair Repair is available in 3 ounce, 8 ounce, and 33.8 ounce bottles from the DermOrganic website.


Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice*, Aqua/Eau/Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behenamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Stearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PCA, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Methyl Gluceth-20, Rice Amino Acids, Panthenol B5, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract*, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Propanediol (All Natural)/Phenethyl Alcohol/Benzoic Acid, Parfum/Fragrance *Certified Organic Ingredient

Feb 1, 2013

Are Expensive Skn Care Products Better?

Skin are products run the gambit from dollar store moisturizers to ultra luxe department store serums. So, are the department store products that can cost upwards of $1,000 better or is it all just advertising hype?

The question isn't so simple for a couple of reasons. Some of the lower priced products may work better for some people because many times they are more simple products, products like the original Olay which is an emollient cream adored by many but does not include the latest buzz word anti aging ingredients.

On the other hand are the La Mer or Re Nutriv products by Estee Lauder. These products contain the latest peptides and ingredients thought to prevent or repair skin. For many people these high end, very expensive products are all they will use. They like the scent, the texture, the results. But do they moisturize skin any better than the lower priced products?

Packaging and fragrance can add substantially to the price of a product. So too can the research and development for new products. Each person is different and a lot of it depends on a person's personal preference. The higher end products tend to have a more luxurious texture and scent and frequently have the newest ingredients. Whether these new ingredients work is a whole other topic.

I am a fan of Estee Lauder advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II which costs $62 for a one ounce bottle. I like the texture, the lack of scent, and the way it makes my skin feel. I also use Mastey de Paris Moiste Facial Moisturizer which sells for $28 for a 3.3 ounce tube. The Estee Lauder product has some of the latest ingredients and is quite expensive whereas the Mastey de Paris product is a more simple formula. As far as moisturizers go it is my favorite because it doesn't cause breakouts and doesn't contain the silicones and other fillers that irritate my sensitive skin.

So, it is really all about personal preference. What sort of products do you prefer?

Jan 1, 2013

Creme de La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream

Creme de La Mer is one of those products that some people really like while other find the original to be too heavy and greasy. While I like the idea of this product it just doesn't work on my skin type, it is too heavy and greasy, I like products that absorb and don't just sit on my skin. The La Mer Gel Cream is a wonderful product and while it absorbs really well, it doesn't give my skin enough moisture. The new Creme de La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream is a wonderful product because it moisturizes really well but also absorbs and leaves my face soft and hydrated.

This new cream is more lotion like in its consistency but it spreads easily, absorbs well, and doesn't make my face feel greasy. It has that familiar Creme de La Mer scent which I find light, fresh, and pleasant.

A one ounce jar of Creme de La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream is available for $150. from Creme de La Mer website and Creme de La Mer counters.

Ingredients:   Currently Unavailable.