Finished Products- Reviews

Here's the deal, I love buying and trying out new beauty and health products. Usually as soon as I start using something I think it is the best thing in the world, but then after a few weeks some of the things make it under my sink and I stop using them for one reason or another.

In a hopes to organize my vanity in my bathroom, I am trying to use up all of my products, or if for some reason I do not want to use them anymore, I will tell you why and throw them out.

Let me tell you a little about my skin first. I have oily, acne prone skin with dry patches on my cheeks which the doctor diagnosed as eczema. I have never had perfect skin, so I have been on the mission to find the perfect regimen that will keep my skin clean. This is why I try out so many things.

So lets get started!

Product name: Burts Bees Acne Spot Treament
Where did I purchase: Target
Cost: $9.99
What the product claims to do: This natural spot treatment is clinically proven to help reduce and improve the appearance of blemishes without irritating skin. Formulated with Tea Tree, Calendula, Yarrow, and Parsley Extracts to help soothe skin and reduce redness and Borage Extract to promote healthy skin resulting in clear and smooth skin, naturally.
My thoughts: This product is very hard to apply, If you use a cotton ball, I feel that it wastes to much product (the bottle being so small as it is already) It stings when you apply (which does not bother me) However, I did not notice any difference by using this product. I feel that the blemish goes away on its own without using anything in the same time as using this product.
Will I repurchase? NO

Product name: Burts Bees Citrus Facial Scrub
Where did I purchase:Target
Cost: $7.14
What the product claims to do: Uncover a pristine complexion with Citrus Facial Scrub. This blend of almonds, orange peel, and rose petals gently exfoliates and leaves skin clean and clear. 99.4% natural.
My thoughts: I am in love with this facial scrub. I used to use it every day to scrub of all of my makeup at the end of the day. Now that I got myself a clarisonic, I use this scrub about 2-3 times a week. It smells amazing and just melts all of your makeup off.
Will I repurchase? Yes! I am already on my second jar!

Product name: Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System
Where did I purchase: Nordstrom
Cost: $34.00
What the product claims to do: Three simple steps that effectively work together to treat acne and help prevent future breakouts. The system starts to work immediately and you can begin to see results within days.
My thoughts: As much as I wanted this system to work for me, it did not. It irritated my skin even more, using a salicylic acid cleanser and clarifying lotion followed by a 2.5% benzoyl peroxide treatment was to much for my sensitive skin to handle. But because I wanted so badly for this system to work, I made myself finish the whole regimen. I still had many breakout and irritated red skin when I was done using this regimen.
Will I repurchase? NO

Product name: LUSH Cosmetic Warrior Fresh Face Mask
Where did I purchase: LUSH In Store only
Cost: $6.00
What the product claims to do: Cosmetic Warrior is kind to problem laden faces thanks to moisturizing egg whites and honey, but effectively cleans and disinfects spots with antiseptic garlic and tea tree oil.
My thoughts: I really like the cosmetic warrior, I was afraid that it would smell like garlic, but it smells like tea tree oil. It is a fresh face mask, you need to use it up within 2-3 weeks. This little jar is enough for about 2-3 masks a week, so a total of 6-7 masks. It soothes my face, leaving my face soft and pores tightened, I also feel that it reduces redness.
Will I repurchase? YES

Product name: Burts Bees Radiance Day Creme With Royal Jelly
Where did I purchase: Target
Cost: $17.99
What the product claims to do:This wonderfully natural moisturizer is specially formulated with the most powerful nutrient in nature, Royal Jelly, that helps increase cell, renewal, significantly enhance radiance, and minimize the appearance of fine lines. With Bee Pollen to maintain essential moisture, Cherry Bark extract to calm and soothe, and Burdock and Birch extracts in increase elasticity and circulation, you'll get naturally radiant, younger looking skin.
99.02% Natural. Paraben Free/ Phthalate Free
My thoughts: Oh my goodness! This is the best moisturizer I have ever tried. It made my dry patches disappear (which my doctor told me was eczema) It made my skin seem radiant. almost glowy, It must be the royal jelly. At $17.99, It is more on a expensive side for me, but after throwing away money on so many moisturizers which did not do my face any good, I am so glad I decided to try this moisturizer out. Now that I ran out, my dry patches reappeared, So I need to pick more up ASAP.
Will I repurchase? YES

Product name: Covergirl LashBlast Fusion Mascara
Where did I purchase:Walmart
Cost: $7.98
What the product claims to do:Use Lash Blast Fusion to get a blast of volume plus incredible length! It's the perfect fusion of Lash Blast's super-volumizing brush and a buildable fiber-stretch lengthening formula that work together for dense, long-looking lashes!
My thoughts: This is my go to mascara when I am in a rush and do not want to curl my lashes. I love it and have been using it for years.
Will I repurchase? YES

Product name: Acne Free Scar Fade & Erase
Where did I purchase: Amazon
Cost: $11.33
What the product claims to do: Oil free scar fade and erase lotion evens out red, discolored post acne marks left behind by acne.
My Thoughts: I bought this product last year, I used it then for a few weeks and noticed blotches on my skin where it was "lightened" I stopped using it right away. The blochiness faded, but the hyper pigmentation was still there. I found this in my bathroom and decided to try it out again, this time spreading it evenly all over my face. The next morning after using this product, it looked like my face was burned. It was red and blotchy. I am not going to be using this product. I am going to toss it.
Will I repurchase? No

Product name: Burt's Bees Cranberry & Pomegranate Sugar Scrub
Where did I purchase: Walmart
Cost: $12.97
What the product claims to do: This great smelling body sugar scrub exfoliates your skin and removes all the dead skin to reveal healthy glowing skin. You can relax and rewind as the luxurious blend of deliciously sweet cranberry seeds, pomegranate oil, natural sugar crystals and Shea butter work to gently polish and condition your skin. Regular use of this natural sugar scrub will leave your skin feeling silky and soft, naturally. 100 % natural.
My Thoughts: This is my first body scrub I have ever used. This stuff smells amazing! It's funny that on the container it says DO NOT EAT! Ha ha!! It smells so good that you would want to eat it!
I usually take quick showers, but at least once a week, I have my hubby watch the kids so I can pamper myself (masks, deep conditioning, scrubs, doing my nails). I use this on my elbow and knees. However, I feel that it leaves my skin oily. I need to use a washcloth to wash the slippery feeling off. Probably defeating the whole purpose, I just don't like the oily feeling. I think next, I will try a salt scrub.
Will I repurchase? No

Product name: Neutrogena On-the-Spot Acne Treatment
Where did I purchase: Walgreens
Cost: $6.00
What the product claims to do: This on-the-spot acne treatment stocks Benzoyl Peroxide, the hardworking pimple fighter, in a moderate, 2.5-percent solution. Just enough to clear up your blemishes, but not so much that skin is left red, dry or irritated.
My Thoughts: I used to use this product all the time whenever I had a blemish. However I got a lot of breakouts in the beginning of January, so I generously rubbed this onto my forehead at night and woke up the next morning with swollen eyes, I discontinued the use of this, and my eyes went back to normal. Next time I dotted this on my blemishes and my eyes got irritated again. I do not know what changed in my skin, I never got these kind of reactions to this product, but decided I will not be buying anymore benzoyl peroxide products. Since I stopped using this, I have not had any more reactions.
Will I repurchase? No

Product name: Neutrogena Rapid Clear Acne Spot Gel
Where did I purchase: Walgreens
Cost: $6.00
What the product claims to do: A maximum strength acne treatment for breakout emergencies that clears breakouts fast and helps prevent emerging breakouts even before they become visible.
My Thoughts: I have changed up my face regimen and my face is doing so much better. This is a new thing I have added to my face routine and I can see it helping me.
Will I repurchase? Yes, I have already repurchased this.

That's all of my used up products for right now. I can now throw these containers out!! Yippee!

Have you used any of these products? What did you think of them?
Do you have any recent product reviews? leave a link in the comments, I would love to check it out. :)


  1. wow that's really amazing.
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  2. Thank you for sharing-I love to know what works for REAL women. And I agree-sometimes it's hard to know for sure until you've had the product at least a month or so. Awesome post!

  3. I love posts like this - where REAL people have tried out the products and are not being paid to tell you something you want to hear. Thanks for the tips. I wrote down a couple of the Burts Bees to try out. Happy Day to you. :)

  4. Hi there! I was browsing your blog and came across this post about skin care products and loved your honest feedback. I love trying new products, and while we don't have the exact same skin, I do get the breakouts. I have tried, loved and purchased Origin's Super Spot Remover; again and again. It works great, and I highly recommend it. If you go to the Origins counter they will give you a sample to try :)