I purchased the MyChelle All Skin Types Sampler Kit and have been working my way thru it’s offerings. I recently over did it a bit with the retinol and had some flaky skin on my chin. Some say the flaking is a good thing but I don’t like it – I think the skin should be fresh and dewey often and that dry, flaky patches are not a goal. Some types of skin need the flakes to get results quickly, but I think everyone will get results from retinoids with regular, measured applications. However, I have sensitive skin and sometimes retinol can make the skin flake (especially if the same skin has a new scrub tested on it the morning after retinol is applied…).
I tried the Deep Repair Cream from my little kit to see if it would help and I used it every night until it was gone – I love it so much I’m probably going to go buy some at Rainbow now that I’ve used the last smidgen, even tho I’ve plenty of other moisturizers to use at night.
Last month I told you about this product and mentioned that we got it along with the DualAction Face Lotion.
I said I was going to continue the test of this cleanser by switching his lotion to see if that helps, and sure enough, he’s no longer breaking out now that he’s stopped using this product. Makes me a little sad because I like a few other Zia products.
Here’s how he used it:
– With his face still wet from washing, he’d apply just a smidgen all over his face.
– It’s ingredients are relatively natural.
– It smells good – essential oils of sandalwood and ylang ylang, and a few others make a lovely scent that’s gender neutral.
– It’s very light – when applied, it soaks in quickly and well.
I’ve been on a cleanser hunt lately. A couple of years ago, I found one I really love but when I recently inquired about it’s many months of absence from the shelf at Rainbow Grocery, I learned that they may be reformulating – sigh – so it may not be my favorite after it’s return.
Nevertheless, I continue on in my joyful hunt for the ever elusive perfect cleanser. Since I recently decided to try more Zia products, I figured I’d give their Fresh Cleansing Gel a shot.
Here’s how I use it:
– Dry method: without wetting my face, I apply about a nickle sized amount to my face and massage in, adding bits of water as it dries. I continue to add water and massage until I’ve essentially rinsed it off. This method leaves my oily, makeup covered face (and eyes!) super clean and smelling great without feeling tight or dry.
– Wet method: I wet my face and massage about a dime sized amount into my not so oily or makeup covered face (and eyes!) and rinse. This works well when I’m in a rush or it’s morning and I don’t need a super deep clean.
I like to spend time in the product section at Rainbow Grocery just looking at the options. I’ve noticed HumphreysNon-Drying Cleansing Gel a few times and finally decided to try it. They make a witch hazel toner which I haven’t tried but I like witch hazel toner so I figured I’d give it a shot.
Here’s how I use it:
– 1/2 a pump lathered up a bit and massaged into the skin in the shower.
– I like the bottle – it’s blue (tho plastic, which I try to avoid buying new), it’s got a pump (which I love because then you can regulate your dosage), there’s a picture of a lady by a stream on the front. Not very valid upsides, I realize, but that’s why I chose to actually *buy* this cleanser in the first place (when I was trying to decide between several similarly formulated, similarly priced cleansers).
– The scent really bothers me and I’m not sure why except that it reminds me of a laundromat from my childhood.
– It doesn’t work well enough for me in terms of getting my skin clean. I thought that since it was a gel made for sensitive skin, rather than a cream, it would foam up and get my skin