I don't know about their makeup but I just bought practically every product from their skin care line. I'm trying the Origins brand before I try Dermalogica, which I would love to sample but I can't find anyone that stocks it here. If I end up not liking it though I can return everything within 30 days. If anyone has any feedback about the skin care line I'd love to hear it, specifically Precipitation, A Perfect World, Oil Refiner, or Checks and Balances.
^ lukewarm, any feedback with regard to the Origins products you purchased?
I've tried Dermalogica. I went for their complimentary face analysis and they gave me samples for all the products they said I should be using. I only used the products once (it was sufficient for a couple of uses) because my skin became red immediately and I felt a prickling sensation. I guess my skin is too sensitive?
I went to Origins today and ended up with the Make A Difference Skin Rejuvenating Treatment and Peace of Mind On The Spot Relief. The second item was an impulse purchase because the SA let me try it and I fell in love with it immediately.
I have combination & sensitive skin which tends to shine like the sun 2 hours after I apply my makeup but I SA said that the sides of my face were extremely dehydrated and recommended the Make A Difference treatment. I was hesitant because it was not one of the products I had researched on prior to going to the store. The SA then offered to give me a mini facial using recommended products which were-
Check And Balances Frothy Face Wash
Make A Difference Toner
Never A Dull Moment scrub
Modern Friction serum
Make A Difference treatment
Out Smart SPF25
I ended up buying the two mentioned products and the SA also gave me a sample of the scrub and serum she used on me. I experienced a slight tingling on my face after the mini facial - that made me wonder if I'm sensitive to any of the products she used.
I'll give feedback after using the MAD treatment for a while. I hope it works for me! The reason I went to Origins in the first place was because my usual moisturizer had the formulation changed and no longer worked for me. I loathe it when that happens.
I've been using the Make A Difference Rejuvenating Treatment for about a week now. I have combination skin and it tends to become really shiny within an hour or so of applying my make up. The MAD treatment keeps it matte and my skin appears much smoother and even-toned. Today, I received the first comment that my complexion looks really good.
That all sounds great. However, the product gives me a burning sensation on my skin and I feel some tightness around my forehead and nose area. The burning/tingling sensation continues even after I've washed my face. I'm wondering if it could be due to the essential oils contained in the product. Apart from the strange sensation, there are no other adverse effects until today, when I noticed some flaking on my cheeks. My skin doesn't turn red, there are no spots ... in fact, it looks really great. The only problem is that it doesn't FEEL great!
Should I discontinue use? Has anyone else had similar reactions?
I'm not sure if anyone is interested in the Plantidote stuff, but since I've just finished my full size bottles of Plantidote mega-mushroom face serum (50 ml/ 1,7 oz.) and Plantidote mega-mushroom eye serum (15 ml/ 0,5 oz.) I thought I'd do a review.
I've been using both serums since august 2009. I have dry, sensitive skin and sometimes I have these red spots in my cheek area that look like I've applied too much blush in a blotchy manner.
Let's start with the face serum:
It's a bit heavier than most other serums I've used. It's not just moisturizing and watery, it feels more like a regular face lotion. That's because there are some oils in it and it contains squalane. That is responsible for that soft smooth feeling on the face.
The list of ingredients is very long!
Here are just the first few ones:
chamomile flower water
olive fruit oil
meadowfoam seed oil ...
Besides of being a nice additional moisturizing layer and feeling smooth on my skin it just did nothing for my skin.
I noticed no effect in the sensitiveness of my skin and no effects on my red spots.
Won't buy this again.
the eye serum:
I applied it religiously morning and evening. First I used the eye serum and then I followed with my usual eye cream because the serum on its own is not enough for the really dry skin around my eyes.
This serum did really nothing besides being an additional layer of moisturizing stuff under my eye cream. But there are a lot of much cheaper options for that.
It has a long ingredients list too.
The first few ingredients are:
myrtle leaf water
chamomile flower water