If you have a tendency to breakout, or have sensitive skin and inflammation, then this gentle healing gel is worthy of your attention. I have noticed such a difference in the appearance of my skin since I started using this gem. While my skin isn't generally prone to serious irritation and inflammation, it can be sensitive at times, and this gel really makes a big difference. Since I test a lot of skincare products, there are times that I have to endure product related dermatitis when my skin has a reaction to certain products, and this works wonders to heal my skin. What I noted was immediate relief, a swift reduction in the inflammation and itch, and a quick return to balanced happy skin. Purchase Again? I need to see if I have another bottle in my drawer, but will definitely want this again if I don't!
I have some fine lines, but it was really the need to treat dark circles and under eye puffiness that I have sought to treat. While I would neither characterize my dark circles and under eye puffiness as extreme, by any means, they both occur whenever I don't get enough sleep (which is quite often). I work very long hours, sit in Los Angeles traffic commuting for what seems like incalculable amounts of time on a daily basis, and often continue to work when I finally return home. The outcome is that I often don't get enough sleep, and when that happens I often wake up with dark circles and under eye puffiness, and therefore this eye cream and this Ridoki Massage Applicator Massage Tool seemed like a justifiable expense to me. Purchase Again? Maybe, but I have lots of other lip products to use first.
VENeffect Anti-Aging Lip Treatment ($85.00 for 0.34 oz./10ml. from VENeffect and Space NK): When your lip balm obsession has reached a fever pitch, and you seek a powerhouse antioxidant rich anti-aging lip product that is less a balm and more of a cream-based treatment, then it is time to enter the fold of VENeffect Anti-Aging Lip Treatment. The consistency of this elegant treatment feels more like a lightweight eye cream than a balm, but it works faster and more effectively than a balm. It sinks into the lips and the surrounding skin quickly leaving behind a thin veil of moisture. It imparts immediate hydration while it gently plumps and smooths the skin. Additionally, if you have vertical lines around your lips, into which lipsticks bleed, it is worthy to note that VENeffect Anti-Aging Lip Treatment is formulated to soften, reduce and plump them. Furthermore, this potent little pot serves as a wonderful lipstick base that enhances the longevity of of wear-time and prevents lipstick from bleeding. Purchase Again? I have another little pot in use already!
By Terry Baume de Rose Lip Balm ($60.00 for oz. from Bloomingdales, Space NK, Nordstrom, Violet Grey, Dermstore and Cult Beauty): I love this lip balm and it does wonders for my lips when they are very chapped. Baume de Rose has a rather thick consistency that thoroughly coats the lips without feeling heavy or uncomfortable. It is not sticky in the least bit, and has the perfect amount of cushion. It has the quintessential By Terry rose scent, which I find delightful, but may be problematic to those who avoid scented lip products. I often use it at night and when I wake up my lips feel like velvet. Purchase Again? I have a full size pot open already.
By Terry Baume de Rose Hand Cream ($50.00 for 75 grams or 2.62 oz. from By Terry, Space NK, Dermstore, Bluemercury, Amazon, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale's): If you love high quality delectable rose scented body products, then be prepared to fall madly in love! This is an ultra-luxe, very moisturizing hand cream with the most refined and elegant rose aroma. It has done wonders for my over-washed and over-sanitized hands and cuticles, and it leaves my skin soft, smooth, supple and a little bit luminous. While it is thick and emollient, it is fast absorbing and leaves behind no greasy residue, whatsoever. However, the delectable veil of fragrance is so hypnotic and delightful that I simply can't stop using this treasure! Purchase Again? I have another deluxe sample tube open, and I will reassess after I finish it! To date, this is one of my very favorite hand creams.