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Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:16 pm      Reply with quote
There're many products I've tried. Most of them I'll not repurchase but not hate.
On my list:
L'Occitane Immortelle Eye Balm
Cellex-C G.L.A. Eye Balm
Valmont Regenetic Hydration Cream
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- 3 step Clinique + Total Turnaround ruined my face for long
- Avon spray oils for dry skin, thats a right laugh, its mostly alcohol and no oil Confused
- Estee Lauder Idealist...nice for a week or two, then clogged pores and spots
- Sally Hansen Diamond Strength. That was a disaster and as far as I know, many girls would agree

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Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:56 am      Reply with quote
mandm wrote:
There're many products I've tried. Most of them I'll not repurchase but not hate.
On my list:
L'Occitane Immortelle Eye Balm
Cellex-C G.L.A. Eye Balm
Valmont Regenetic Hydration Cream


mandm, what was wrong with Valmont Regenetic Hydration cream?

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Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:01 pm      Reply with quote
Aiva wrote:
mandm wrote:
There're many products I've tried. Most of them I'll not repurchase but not hate.
On my list:
L'Occitane Immortelle Eye Balm
Cellex-C G.L.A. Eye Balm
Valmont Regenetic Hydration Cream


mandm, what was wrong with Valmont Regenetic Hydration cream?


about Valmont Regenetic Hydration Cream,i guess mandm means it's not bad if price was $20

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Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:38 pm      Reply with quote
Interesting thread...

Aveeno moisturizers left a nasty film on my face that would literally peel. Not for me.

Hydroderm was a weak moment. I must have been seduced subliminally.
But it did do something..
it made my eye area swell.

Avon products ..they just seem like flushing money directly down the commode.


I can't think of anything else right now...at least not meaningful enough to rip my pockets too badly..
But I get cagier and cagier about where my money goes.
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Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:26 pm      Reply with quote
Hopefully there will be no more Worse products in my repertoire but... At one point in my life I spent for Creme de la Mer moisturizer and also the serum (more than once even Confused ) and it was never worth what I paid. I never knew any better and thought I was getting something really high end. And in the end my DIY C serum is more effective. thank goodness for EDS and my skin care education. The education has been free but what I've spent on skincare since... oh my - it's my most expensive hobby ever.
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Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:44 am      Reply with quote
I hate Chanel and Dior skincare.
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Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:12 am      Reply with quote
Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2.
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Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:10 am      Reply with quote
Clinique cause me break out.
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Yes to Carrots! all the lotions. I hate throwing stuff away, but even when I put them on my legs, the smell is so strong I end up showering to get it off. It's just sickeningly sweet and chemical, not anything related to a carrot.

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Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:25 am      Reply with quote
Well, well... Seems as if I'm not the only one with terrible experience of Clinique products... Very Happy

I'm also avoiding Lancõme's products (they didn't do a thing for me)as well as Clarins. I heard great things about Beauty flash balm but it didn't work for me. Estée Lauder's Idealist was a bigger disappointment though. The foaming cleanser (light blue) from Estée L was ok - only for those who can stand the perfume...
I was very dissapointed in Stri-Vectin. It was too heavy for me.

I also avoid Neutrogena, St Ives, L'Oreal, Oil of Ulay, Avon etc - I'd rather start experimenting in my kitchen with herbs from my garden than ever putting something on my face from these brands... Smile
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Sorry ladies about making jokes about experiments in the kitchen... I just read something about making your own vitamin-C serum, and this stuff was fascinating! I really have to check this out! THANK YOU! Smile
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Nijey wrote:
- Pretty much everything from Neutrogena and L'Oreal. It always looks so appealing in the store, but it inevitably is irritating and breaks me out.

- Retin-a/tretinoin. This just didn't work for me and made my skin worse. I switched to Tazorac and am so much happier!

- Glycerin! I read on MUA that this was a cheap, effective moisturizer so I made a sort of toner with water and glycerin and happily applied it. It ended up giving me the worst breakout of my life. I mean, painfully throbbing cysts, whiteheads, blackheads/giant pores, redness, irritation, flakes. I have never had such a reaction to an item in my life--and this was only after two uses! It took about six months for my skin to fully recover. The only upshot of that disastrous experiment was that I've learned to stay away from skincare products that have glycerin as a main ingredient.


Do you also have sensitive/roscea skin like I do? I basically don't trust anything from commercial drugstore or mainstream cosmetic brands anymore for skincare. Totally agree on the Tretinoin. Also try avoiding hydroxy acid.

I would also say Neutrogena as the worst brand. Even what's "for sensitive skin" or "oil free SPF" are giving breakout big time. Their facial cleansers are always drying. Totally banning it from my life.
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Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:58 pm      Reply with quote
I don't like Cetaphil cleanser. It leaves my face feeling unclean.
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Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:36 am      Reply with quote
avalange wrote:
you probably got some of that cheap chinese poisonous glycerin, no joke!
most glycerin is manufactured in china and recently there was an expose on how a lot of it was unpure and even caused some deaths in central america because it was such a high ingredient in toothpaste and in cough medicine.
i think normal glycerin wouldn't cause such an extreme reaction.
but since the labels on all the glycerin drums never include provenance, one can never be sure. i tend to avoid glycerin in products for this reason, although it's a marvelously effective moisturizer otherwise.

--avalange
Nijey wrote:
- Pretty much everything from Neutrogena and L'Oreal. It always looks so appealing in the store, but it inevitably is irritating and breaks me out.

- Retin-a/tretinoin. This just didn't work for me and made my skin worse. I switched to Tazorac and am so much happier!

- Glycerin! I read on MUA that this was a cheap, effective moisturizer so I made a sort of toner with water and glycerin and happily applied it. It ended up giving me the worst breakout of my life. I mean, painfully throbbing cysts, whiteheads, blackheads/giant pores, redness, irritation, flakes. I have never had such a reaction to an item in my life--and this was only after two uses! It took about six months for my skin to fully recover. The only upshot of that disastrous experiment was that I've learned to stay away from skincare products that have glycerin as a main ingredient.

Where did you get the information?
Please not be so rootless to give your personal comments on sth you actually have no idea or truth.
I, just like many common Chinese, ever bought China-made skin care products containing glycerin. Actually, the result is as satisfied as the one made in other countries.
You mentioned poisonous glycerin, so, what's in it can be called poison? Could you provide any physical proof to prove what you said?
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Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:47 am      Reply with quote
alexol wrote:
avalange wrote:
you probably got some of that cheap chinese poisonous glycerin, no joke!
most glycerin is manufactured in china and recently there was an expose on how a lot of it was unpure and even caused some deaths in central america because it was such a high ingredient in toothpaste and in cough medicine.
i think normal glycerin wouldn't cause such an extreme reaction.
but since the labels on all the glycerin drums never include provenance, one can never be sure. i tend to avoid glycerin in products for this reason, although it's a marvelously effective moisturizer otherwise.

--avalange
Nijey wrote:
- Pretty much everything from Neutrogena and L'Oreal. It always looks so appealing in the store, but it inevitably is irritating and breaks me out.

- Retin-a/tretinoin. This just didn't work for me and made my skin worse. I switched to Tazorac and am so much happier!

- Glycerin! I read on MUA that this was a cheap, effective moisturizer so I made a sort of toner with water and glycerin and happily applied it. It ended up giving me the worst breakout of my life. I mean, painfully throbbing cysts, whiteheads, blackheads/giant pores, redness, irritation, flakes. I have never had such a reaction to an item in my life--and this was only after two uses! It took about six months for my skin to fully recover. The only upshot of that disastrous experiment was that I've learned to stay away from skincare products that have glycerin as a main ingredient.

Where did you get the information?
Please not be so rootless to give your personal comments on sth you actually have no idea or truth.
I, just like many common Chinese, ever bought China-made skin care products containing glycerin. Actually, the result is as satisfied as the one made in other countries.
You mentioned poisonous glycerin, so, what's in it can be called poison? Could you provide any physical proof to prove what you said?

Dear Alexol:
I can't agree with you any more!!!
I also want to know why avalange wrote this. Neutral
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Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:22 am      Reply with quote
Pretty much everything form drugstores: L'Oreal, Clear and Clean, Neutrogena, Olay, Nivea, La Roche-Posay.... might be some others, do not remember now. The eye creams are particularly irritant: I get red itchy skin around my eyes and have to use a corticosteroid cream to get rid of it. Only la Roche-Posay Active C eye cream did not. Many of them give me breakouts, and those that do not, are too dry for my skin. I have to stick with the Vivier line, although I try from time to time some products from the drugstore, hoping to find cheaper alternatives.
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Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:58 pm      Reply with quote
StriVectin. Gave me the worst butt-ne ever!
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Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:09 am      Reply with quote
Great post! I had a horrible allergic reaction to Paul Mitchell Awapuhi shampoo. I had really high hopes with BE MMU but have found that it makes my skin flakey, emphasizes wrinkles and can look chalky.

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Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:32 am      Reply with quote
i do not like ahava handcream, which is not moisturizing enough, and it's too too too fragrant!
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Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:27 am      Reply with quote
I hate Citrix CRS. It has so many cones in it that my skin never looked so bad. I was covered in tiny little pimples on my cheeks and forehead.
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Sat Feb 14, 2009 6:46 am      Reply with quote
Clinique lip gloss: this product is very sticky, and too much shine-since i do not like lip gloss with too much shimmer.
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Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:51 pm      Reply with quote
Benefit cosmetics are a waste of money. All the products claims don't live up. The only thing that seems to work OK is the Bad Gal Lash mascara.

And Cream de le mer-I broke out terribly.
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Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:18 am      Reply with quote
SkinBiology 2 Times tightener - horrible smell
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Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:19 am      Reply with quote
I don't like (oh ,no it should be "hate" Mad ) Clinque 3-steps .since I used 15 years ago, my skin became to sensitive.
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