Thursday, February 26, 2009

Skincare &On the Tube & Product watch

Md Skincare, the product of Dr. Dennis Gross, is a little 4-in-1 facial treatment for dry/normal skin.
You are supposed to wipe your face with this towlette and feel refreshed while cleansing your skin. It claims it will cleanse, balance, treat and moisturize your skin. Here is what I can say about this product, it left my skin feeling like I had just put on an astringent, so it did feel clean and cool. I have to say that this product didn't dry out my skin as I had anticipated. However it also left it looking a little dry, even though it didn't feel dry. This wasn't a horrible product, but I wouldn't make this purchase.

I got this as a free sample from Sephora but if you want the real deal you will pay $35.00 for 30 applications.
You are Not the Top Chef :-(

Sadly, Carla didn't win the top chef competition, but she's still a winner in my book. Unfortunately, she allowed the opinion of someone who wasn't in the competition to guide her away from the cooking she does best. Lesson to self- when you know deep down inside that you do something really well, and you put your heart into it, don't allow yourself to be easily swayed. There is so much to love about Carla besides the fact that she "cooks with love". Unlike many other contestants who appear in televised competitions, she handled each task with class. She was always respectful of others, and carried herself with dignity. Can you imagine being on a competitive show where even your competitors love you. Awesome job. I would love to visit her restaurant one day.
Did you watch the sizzling finale?
Product Watch
Aveda has just released their new line named enbrightenment. It is designed to brighten and moisturize your skin. Aveda claims that it will do the following:

"100% naturally derived Plant-Powered Brightening Blend including Ascorbyl Glucoside (a vitamin C derivative), mulberry root, and grape extracts to help diminish the appearance of discoloration and dark spots. Salicylic Acid and Glucosamine help promote surface cell turnover." Within 8 weeks people saw a 34% reduction in dark spots and a 52% improvement in the clarity of their skin.

As you can see from the picture on the left, I picked up my free sample but I have yet to begin using this product. I love that it is derived from plants but the inclusion of salicylic acid has me a little worried since I have sensistive skin. The Aveda specialist suggested I do a patch test to see if it agrees with my skin. I did put a little on my hand and the correcting serum is very light and it absorbs quickly into the skin.
You can get the serum for $50.00 or you can purchase a kit. The Dry skincare kit costs $182.00 and the Normal/Oily skincare kit costs $177.00.
Are you interested in this product?


MakeupByRenRen said...

awww i liked carla! :(

Therapeutic Musings said...

I felt exactly the same way you did about carla. I was on the couch shaking my head when she was listening to her helper.

I have been long since banned from new face products so I won't be trying either of those out.

Kwana said...

Thanks for the review. You know how sad I am about Carla. We all learned from her this season.

Product Junkie Diva said...

Ren me too.
TM lol at being banned from skincare products.
Kawana Yes, she was an example for us all.PJD

PBW said...

Carla. Sigh. At least we all learned a lesson about listening to our gut.

That Aveda line is too many steps/products. I'm interested, but will probably pass.

dominican enigma said...

I didn't see it, but i"ve always liked her. She reminds me a lot of my mom. she watches everyone gossip about each other but she never does, and always handles herself with grace. i will def go visit her restaurant.

The Frugalista Files said...

I liked Carla, but she always second guessed herself.

I got an Aveda facial and it was great, but they didn't use this line. I have pretty dry skin.


Product Junkie Diva said...

PBW I agree, sometimes we just have to follow the gut.
DE if you make it there before me let me know how you like it.
Furgalista I like my Aveda facials too.

Tami said...

I don't watch Top Chef but Carla lives a few blocks from me. :-) I'll have her cook you up some grub! :-) I don't know her... ;-( Maybe I should be a good neighbor and introduce myself. LOL

Product Junkie Diva said...

Tami that is very cool. Have you ever been to her restaurant?