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post #31 of 113
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Originally Posted by Associate
Thanks but, being a lawyer by trade, I am hardly an expert.

The product will certainly not harm you, except maybe in the pocket area. It's just not very different than using a mild shampoo for washing you face (which is not a terrible idea, BTW).

This information is available to all on the Internet. My interest sparked when a female friend and I had an argument about the merits and hype of cosmetic products. There a several websites that rate products based on indredients. I myself am not imune to the lure of nice packages, natural ingredients and general hype, but it's good to take a reality check every once in a a while.


That's really odd. Face washes were meant to wash off impurities such as soap residue so wouldn't it be detrimental to use such products (or mild shampoo)? I'm quite the beginner myself so I don't know any better.

I've tried looking for sites before that rated skin care products before but could never find one that was knowledgable enough. And sites that are based off user ratings usually only have three or less ratings making them rather worthless especially if they all just say "amazing product".
post #32 of 113
Listen, kapay -- realistically, with a company like Kiehl's --which has been a top-of-the-line skincare provider since 1851-- you can pretty much feel safe when you are using their products. There are loads and loads of other companys which are also very old and very reputable. And as mentioned, they'll all have specific skincare products tailored to your skin type. I say try out a few different washes. See which ones work best for you.
post #33 of 113
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I know. Just haven't had the time to go out and get anything yet. Finals week for my summer semester is dawning on me. Thanks again for the comments.
post #34 of 113
Baxter of California - inexpensive yet made with quality ingredients. I'm really liking their soap bars, I use it to wash my face and they're actually very gentle and leaves my face squeaky clean. If you want reviews, check out makeupalley.com, they have a lot of reviews on a variety of well, makeup products.
post #35 of 113
the baxter bars are not technically soap, as they're made of gylcerin but they are very effective at cleansing yet gentle on your skin

the green ones, italian lime scent, are the better of the two versions scent wise, otherwise, they're identical save for colour and scent

they tend to go quickly though, which is the general nature of gylcerin type bars anyway
post #36 of 113
Whatever Kiehl's makes is good enough for me.
post #37 of 113
At the moment I use Body Shop products (non-scented) but I've been itching to try some of the stuff listed here: http://www.lancearthur.com/archives/000228.html

Has anyone tried some of these products? Thoughts?
post #38 of 113
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Originally Posted by WalkmanX
Baxter of California - inexpensive yet made with quality ingredients. I'm really liking their soap bars, I use it to wash my face and they're actually very gentle and leaves my face squeaky clean. If you want reviews, check out makeupalley.com, they have a lot of reviews on a variety of well, makeup products.
I use Baxter's of California aftershave balm. Pretty good. But I got in a trade an Anthony Logistics aftershave balm tube that I like much better.
post #39 of 113
I don't get the hype about Kiehl's. It's just one of the many L'Oreal Corp. brands. Kiehl's makes some good products, some ok ones, and some bad ones, like almost every other brand. You have to read the ingredients and pick and choose, rather than just trust the brands.

I wouldn't automatically trust any product from a brand like Kiehl's to be safe and effective and right for my skin type (regardless of the labeling) any more than I would trust any item of clothing, from any old clothing brand now owned by a huge corporation, to be well made and a good value and stylish.

Saying "Whatever Kiehl's makes is good enough for me" is like saying "Whatever Hugo Boss makes is good enough for me."
post #40 of 113
My friend works for L'Oréal and she offered me the WHOLE men expert line and I must say they are very good!
You should try them cuz they're not expensive!
The aluminium face scrub is the best scrub I've ever used
What is your opinion about this line?
post #41 of 113
I use the same soap to wash my face as I do my body. That being said, I try to only use vegetable made soaps, and with glycerin if possible. Splash witch hazel all over my face after I shave, then once that dries, apply an after shave balm. I also have some shea butter that I'll sometimes put on my arms and shoulders during the Winter time, and whatever hand lotion I favor at the moment. I think most of those face cleansing products are a waste if you shave every day. In the end, that top layer of skin is getting scraped off with a razor, so it doesn't really matter how clean you get it beforehand. The only part of my face I actually wash is my T-zone (forehead and nose area). As far as moisturizing my face goes, I figure the after shave balm is good enough for that ? The biggest positive difference I've noticed is adding the witch hazel splash to my regimen; the stuff rocks.
post #42 of 113
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Originally Posted by javyn
I think most of those face cleansing products are a waste if you shave every day. In the end, that top layer of skin is getting scraped off with a razor, so it doesn't really matter how clean you get it beforehand
that's true...
post #43 of 113
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Originally Posted by malek
that's true...

Afraid not.
post #44 of 113
LOL, well then. We really got put in our place, now didn't we? The sales rep at your favorite department store would be proud Aus.
post #45 of 113
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We really got put in our place, now didn't we?

Well. I hope not - that was not my intention.

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