Posted by shopzilla on Jan 15, 2016
I got this for my mum, who liked it so much, I decided to get a tube for myself. As with all Acure products, I love the clean formulation. No nasties lurking in this, as far as I can tell. The cream has a mild and pleasant scent and sinks in quickly, leaving the skin around my eyes feeling refreshed and looking lifted. It hasn't made any difference to my dark circles, in my opinion, but I'm still happy with it as it doesn't make my eyes sting or water, and it really does make my eye area look less lined. As a side note, no eye cream I've used has ever lightened my dark circles, and I doubt any cream ever will. I was previously using the Reviva Labs eye cream, which gave good results, but had a few ingredients I wasn't happy about. This is a superior formulation and works as well if not better, than the Reviva Labs eye cream. The price is also very fair, so I would buy this again. If you found my review helpful, please click the "Yes" button, Thanks :)
Posted by shopzilla on Jan 31, 2016
I got this for my son hoping it would control his HS and it has been helping over the last 2 months to significantly reduce the frequency and severity of his HS lesions. It's been almost 4 weeks since the appearance of his last lesion, the longest absence so far, and my fingers are crossed that their occurrence will continue to be less and less frequent and eventually stop with the help of turmeric. We previously tried propolis, but he developed rashes on taking it, so we had to stop that. He's been taking 1000 mg every day, over two doses and I can say confidently that it is the only thing so far, that has made a real difference. Hopefully surgery for him, will be a thing of the past. I have also been taking this (1000 mg daily) for the last two months to curb the growth of my ovarian cysts and I won't know until my next ultrasound if it is working, but I can testify that for the first time in 35 years, I did not have any menstrual pain during my period, this month. I am truly amazed and could almost cry with joy and relief. I was diagnosed with endometriosis at 19 and have had surgery because of it, have been on hormones to control it. Every month of my life since 13, except during my pregnancies, I have had to endure near crippling pain, fever and nausea because of endometriosis. I have been severely anemic because of endometriosis. I now feel like a freed prisoner. So very very happy I started taking turmeric. If only I had started sooner. If you find this review helpful, please click the "Yes" button and click my username for more reviews. Thank you :)
Posted by shopzilla on Jan 27, 2016
I've been using this for about 3 weeks now and it really does work, but for best results and to prevent recurrence, use it at least every other day. It's really gentle on the hair, even my very dry hair that has been falling out like rain! I thought I would go bald, but this shampoo has saved the day for me. My hair fall rate has reduced quite dramatically and the flaking and itching have also significantly reduced. The scent is mild and natural and the foam is soft and creamy. It doesn't leave my hair in a tangled mess like almost every shampoo tends to. In fact, I can get away with not using a conditioner after using this shampoo. It rinses off well and doesn't leave my hair too squeaky clean. I do find that the hair fall, flaking and itching return if I give this shampoo a miss for 3 days or more, hence I use it every other day. I like this so much, I think I will buy the complementary conditioner. The reason I took one star away is because this contains camphor and I'm not sure what the long term effects of camphor going through my skin would be. If you find this review helpful, please click on the "Yes" button and click on my username for more reviews. Thank you and happy shopping!
Pacifica's Most Womanly Scent
Posted by shopzilla on Jan 26, 2016
I love most of the Pacifica wax perfumes but I find they're either light and girly or really heavy and "old lady" in character. This is one sits nicely in the middle, really grown up, a little exotic, with a bit of complexity but still vibrant and fresh. Suitable as an evening scent, but not overpowering. It's a nice departure from the other light, daytime scents in my Pacifica collection. The tin is drop dead gorgeous too. Of all the designs in the range, I think this one looks the most, the way it smells, if that makes any sense. If you find this review helpful, please click on the "Yes" button and click on my username for more reviews. Thank you and happy shopping!
Posted by shopzilla on Jan 19, 2016
I was very hopeful when I ordered this as I had read a review elsewhere, which said that it didn't leave a white cast on skin. Maybe the reviewer is very pale. On my medium olive skin, it left an obvious white cast that prompted my son to call me "ghostly" after I had applied this, despite very thorough blending. It makes me look chalky and has insufficient slip, so that I really had to stretch my skin, this way and that, to get it to blend. I fear all that drag on my skin may cause more wrinkles! On the plus side, it has a beautiful, really clean formula, does not look shiny, or make me sweat like most sunscreens do and it smells natural and light. I don't know what I'm going to do with this as I don't want to look like a Kabuki character. So sad. It was quite expensive too, for the amount. Will definitely not be buying again. If you find this review helpful, please click on the "Yes" button. Thanks!
It stinks, but it works!
Posted by shopzilla on Dec 14, 2015
This is the only lip balm that has solved my chronically flaky and peeling lip problem. I have tried countless lip balms, creams and treatments over more than 3 decades. Some were very good but none has actually stopped my lips eventually drying out again and peeling. The moisturing effect only lasts while I'm using the balm and if I skip even one day of application my lips would start flaking out again. This lip balm is different. I suppose it's the retinol that makes the difference. After just a few days of use, my lips don't just look moist and plumped up, but the flaking and peeling have stopped. Even if I miss a day, they still feel soft and moist. My lips look naturally pinker too. I would have given this 5 stars if it didn't smell so awful. It's hard to describe but it's a little barnyardy with a hint of cardboard and stale glue. I've never smelt horse glue before but I imagine it would smell like this. Ugh. The texture is also a little mushy so I keep it in the fridge to prevent a meltdown. But it works! So, yes, I will keep buying this but if you're reading this Lifeflo, please do something about the smell. If you find this review helpful, please click "Yes". Thank you :)
Best and cheapest mascara I've tried
Posted by shopzilla on Jan 29, 2016
It goes on easily with minimal clumping. The texture is neither too pasty nor too runny. It stays put though it isn't waterproof. I actually forgot I had eye make up on and lightly rubbed my eye for a second or two, before remembering but the mascara didn't budge. I was impressed! It washes off easily and completely, has no weird smells and the price I paid for it, was frankly stupid cheap. Really no complaints. My go-to mascara from now on. If you find this review helpful, please click on the "Yes" button and click my username to read more reviews.Thanks and happy shopping!
Posted by shopzilla on Jan 21, 2016
I have never been the sort to slather moisture lotion all over my body, but after trying this body oil, I am completely converted and addicted! Shower time is now such a pleasure and I make it a point to rub this all over my body including bosom and tummy. My skin has never felt or looked better. My skin glows, feels velvety and no longer looks blotchy and discoloured. Those awful powdery white lines no longer appear on my legs when I scratch them The formula, which contains peanut oil, olive oil and lanolin oil, sounds very heavy but this blend does sink in, if you apply on freshly showered, damp skin and take some time to rub it in. I can still feel the oil on my skin after applying, but getting dressed immediately after is not a problem. My clothes don't stick to my skin, neither does the oil rub off on fabric. The scent is heavenly, really rose-like but neither too light nor heavy, and makes me feel so feminine and pretty. No other personal care product has ever made me feel this girly or pampered. Love, love, LOVE it and will definitely repurchase. I'm already eyeing the coconut musk scented version. If you find this review helpful, please click the "Yes" button. Thank you :)
Do not like this at all
Posted by shopzilla on Jan 22, 2016
I was tempted by the beautiful package design and the description of lotus, olibanum, citrus, sandalwood, etc, thinking it would smell mysterious, smoky and exotic, like those old, old churces in Europe, saturated with the scent of centuries of incense smoke. Bah! What a letdown. This smells really sweet, like orange candy with lots of vanilla. That's it really. Every time I open the tin, I want to eat it, rather than wear it. If you're a fan of those super sweet, one-note, blowsy 80s perfumes, you may like this. If instead, you're looking for something like the scent I describe above, try Pacifica's Spanish Amber. Much, much nicer. If you find this review helpful, please click the "Yes" button. Thank you!
Pretty and Perfect
Posted by shopzilla on Jan 21, 2016
A lovely idea and a lovely product for aromatherapy fans. I bought the heart pendant for myself and the angel pendant for my mum. We're both very happy with the quality, function and aesthetics of these pieces. I'm wearing mine right now, and the scent of rose absolute wafting up at me each time I move, is so relaxing and pleasurable. I've experienced an improvement in my general mood and tolerance level, since I started wearing this necklace about a week ago. When I feel stress levels going up, a sniff at my pendant keeps me calm and centred. It even helps me drift off to sleep, much more easily than before. So glad I bought this. If you find this review helpful, please click the "Yes" button. Thank you!
Reminds me of my grandma
Posted by shopzilla on Jan 22, 2016
I got this and 2 other Pacifica solid perfumes for my mum and she loved this the best. I am not crazy about it though. It's rather strong and really floral and powdery. Reminds me of the perfumes my grandma used to put on. It's a nice memory trigger for me, as I adored my grandma, but definitely is not the kind of scent I would wear. If you find this review helpful, please click the "Yes" button. Thank you :)
Best Natural Toner in the World
Posted by shopzilla on Jan 26, 2016
This is such a wonderful, natural, effective and affordable product, I'm overflowing with love for it! It cleans my face of sunscreen, light makeup, oil and grime, leaves it totally refreshed, squeaky clean but not dry or taught. It scares the bejeezus out of zits and dries them up within hours of contact. It shrinks down my pores and regulates oil secretion. It even leaves a nice pinky flush on my skin. I also use it to clean my son's HS lesions and they heal faster with this than with chlorhexidine or saline. Razor cuts and insect bites also heal faster with it. On really hot, muggy days, I wipe down my neck and chest with a witch hazel saturated cotton pad and I feel human again. Just wonderful! I don't know how I ever did without it before, I now always have a bottle or two in my bathroom. The only thing I don't love about it, is its awful smell. Or should I say didn't love about it. I have since gotten used to the stink and it really doesn't bother me anymore, since the benefits far outweigh the raw, unpleasant smell. If you find this review helpful, please click on the "Yes" button and check out my other reviews by clicking on my name. Thank you and happy shopping!