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What face/hair/body products do you use?

curlygoinggraycurlygoinggray Posts: 69Registered Users
I copied this from another thread but I thought it would be interesting for the over 40 category as I am always curious to see what others are using and I am always looking for something.

This goes for everything around your sink or in your shower, including all of your hair, body, and facial products. I'll go first!

Face:
Pond's Luminous Clean Cream Cleanser
Neutrogena Pore Refining exfoliating cleanser
Pond's Rejuveness Anti-Wrinkle Cream

Makeup:
Revlon Age-Defying with Botafirm (foundation)
Revlon Age-Defying with DNA Advantage Concealor
Revlon Age-Defying with DNA Advantage Ultra fine powder
100% Pure Strawberry Lip and Cheek Tint (I use for blush)
Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner in Charcoal
Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner in Onyx
Maybelline Define a Lash, waterproof, very black
Lancome Colour Focus Ombre Mono Eyeshadow (can't buy this one anymore)
Mary Kay Lip Liner in Neutral
Maybelline Color Sensational, Born With It 015

Tools:
Tweezerman Deluxe Eyelash Curler (just bought, don't like it)
Tweezerman Tweezer (just bought, don't know if I like it yet)
Elf Studio Powder Brush - LOVE
(Wish List: Rotary type facial brush less than $30)

Body:
Body Essence Coconut Ultra Moisturizing Body Wash
Body Benefits Sponge-Pouf (Walmart cheapie)
(Wish List: Good body lotion)
Razor: Schick Silk Effects Plus

Hair:
Signature line plus:
SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
As I Am Coconut CoWash
VO5 Moisture Milks: Strawberries & Cream, Passion Fruit Smoothie
Herbal Essence Totally Twisted Curl Boosting Mousse
LAL Sports Gel, Blue (Looking for a new gel, starting to worry about breakage from SOTC, is that a problem?)
Deep/pre treat: Efa Gold Organic Pure Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Deva Curl Towel (just bought, haven't used)
Old 100% Cotton T-Shirt
Flour Sack Towel (Mainstays, Walmart)

Hair Appliances:
ION Conditioning Solutions 1875 Watt Hard Bonnet Dryer
Revlon 1875 Ionic Ceramic Hair Dryer with Diffuser Attatchment
Sedu Ionic Ceramic Pro Flat Iron
(All my hair appliances are put away, can't part with:cry: )


So tell all of your cleansers, DTs, PTs, ROs, LIs, low poos, clarifyers, gels, creams, spritzes, stylers, body washes, body moisturizers, hand creams, foot creams, facial masks, spot treatments..................everything! (Unless you don't want to, of course.)

Thanks!
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DevaCurl NoPoo, One Condition & AnGel
Occasionally: KCCC, KCKT & KCCC
Last Dye 1/4/12
Started Curlygirl Method 6/2012
Final cut to remove dye 3/30/13
Avi & Sig Pics 1/18/16

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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,235Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Hair --
    Suave & VO5 conditioner
    LA Looks Sport Gel
    Ojon, honey, oils, cocoa butter, shea butter, vinegar
    Turban towels (terry not microfiber)

    Body -
    I mix up my own body lotion using unscented lotion mixed with fragrance oils
    Suave conditioner for shaving
    I mix up my own bath salts/bath milk, sugar scrubs

    Face -
    Inexpensive moisturizers (whatever is on sale)
    I mix up my own tinted moisturizer (moisturizer mixed with BB or CC cream)
    I mix baking soda with water for my face scrub
    Jojoba/sunflower/hempseed oils for cleansing
    Beauti Control foundation powder, Cover Girl or Maybelline blush, Wet N Wild lip crayons, Maybelline or Avon waterproof liquid eyeliner, Cover Girl Professional waterproof mascara

    Tools -
    Conair Curl Fusion pancake style diffuser
    Eyelash curler (my favorite old curler broke and I have probably bought at least 10 different ones and hate them all), make up brushes, nose hair trimmer, cordless electric shaver, cheap razors, Sonicare toothbrush
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    Face
    Derma V10 Q10 Innovations deep cleansing milk (cheap!!)
    Organic muslin cloths
    Weleda Baby calendula face cream (lanolin)
    Aloe Pura aloe vera gel
    Lanolips Lemonaid or tinted glosses (lanolin)
    Aloe Pura toothpaste (sulphate free)

    Skinessentialactives KinNiaNAG serum (but been out a while and not replaced)
    Lactic acid, diluted to exfoliate
    Rene Guinot masque essential nutrition confort (lanolin)
    Owndoc microneedling roller (not used in a while, see above)

    Make up
    Don't wear it regularly, too lazy to go find
    Colorsport eyelash and brow dye

    Tools
    Loads of Sigmax synthetic kabuki brushes
    Blackhead remover tool
    Cheap drugstore tweezers.

    Body
    Naturallythinking sulphate free extra mild shower gel
    Triple Lanolin aloe vera hand and body lotion (lanolin)
    Flexitol Naturals heel balm (lanolin and urea)
    Corn plane for really gross soles
    Plastic scrubby puff
    Phillips Satinelle epilator

    Hair
    Products in my signature (loads of protein and coconut oil)
    Garnier Nutrisse Radiant Blondes permanent box dye
    La Riche Directions semi permanent colour in Rose Red
    Flour sack towels
    Remington Big Shot Plus diffuser
    Sibel roller jaw clamps (like Curly Hair Solutions)
    Dimples double row afro comb.


    I use a lot of lanolin to support the skin's barrier function and am fully sulphate and anionic surfactant free. Working for me, I've been ID'd for alcohol several times since I turned 40. :thumright: Haircare is largely focussed on protecting and patch repairing due to dying.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • DigbyDigby Posts: 27Registered Users
    Shampoo:
    DevaCare low poo
    JessieCurl cleansing cream
    (looking for others to try)

    Conditioner:
    DevaCare One Condition
    Recoil

    Detangler:
    Original Sprout Miracle Detangler (I spray it in my palms and finger it through my hair)

    Facial cleanser:
    Nutribiotic Original Skin Cleanser

    Facial moisturizer:
    MyChelle Sun Shield SPF 28 Coconut during the day
    Trader Joe's Aloe Vera Gel at night (keeps skin moist and smooth, and it's cheap!)

    Makeup:
    I don't usually need a base, but if I use one I use ZuZu
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    HAIR --
    Any old cheap Suave or V05 shampoo. Right now it's Suave Everlasting Sunshine.
    Apple cider vinegar (mixed with steeped rosemary and rooibos tea) as a rinse instead of conditioner
    Garnier Surf Hair

    I plop my hair with cloth baby diapers instead of towels to reduce frizz. I buy flat fold (not pre fold) birdseye cotton diapers and sew 2 together and they are the perfect size for to really wrap my hair, and they are very absorbant (they're diapers afterall). Can't beat the price...I buy a pack of a dozen, sew them together, and end up with 6 hair towels for about $10.

    Henna every 2 weeks for color and gray coverage


    BODY --
    I just wash the hot spots with a gentle castile bar soap in the shower. I don't need any moisturizers. Never have. I shave just with water.

    FACE --

    Skin-
    acne.org cleanser (in the evenings) and generic Hibiclens (anti-microbial for acne)(in the mornings)
    vitamin C (homemade) (mornings)
    PSF DMAE (evenings)
    Retin-A and hydraquinone 4% (both Rx products) (evenings)
    acne.org benzoyl peroxide 2.5% (evenings)
    Latisse (generic) on lashes and brows (evenings)

    I don't use any moisturizers. Don't need them. I'm still very oily-skinned, even at my post-menopausal age of 51.

    Makeup-
    Mineral makeup foundation and blush (Meow brand)
    Urban Decay matte eye shadows in neutral colors
    Maybelline Full and Soft mascara on top lashes - Maybelling Lash Discovery waterproof on bottom lashes
    Baby Lips - the plum one

    TOOLS --

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fskinspatula.com%2Fskinspatula.html" class="Popup ultrasonic facial machine. (LOVE this thing.) I used to use a Clarisonic facial brush, but I think the spatula does a better job of cleaning out pores and it doesn't re-introduce bacteria because it doesn't have a dirty uncleanable brush like the Clarisonic.

    Sedusa diffuser (not sure it's made anymore...it's a HUGE bell diffuser that I bought here at nc.com.
  • curry curlscurry curls Posts: 964Registered Users Curl Novice
    Hair:
    Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle or Nourish Spa to co wash (no shampoo in 5 years)

    Sally's GVP balm as a rinse out

    Kenra Moisturizing conditioner as a leave in with Shea Moisture smoothie on top...currently experimenting with Desert Essences coconut conditioner as a leave in and really liking it

    I use a Curls Like Us cloth to blot and a t shirt to plop

    Sally's neutral colorful protein filler as a protein treatment

    Face:
    Oil cleanse method...coconut mixed with hemp oil to cleanse and hemp oil with Shea butter on top to seal in moisture

    Recently started using honey mixed with brown sugar as a face scrub, and I love it

    One a week, I'll use Indian healing clay mixed with apple cider vinegar as a mask

    Makeup is lanolin on lips or gloss or a bit of lipstick when I'm not being lazy. I love clinique's cocoa rose liner for my lips. I like wearing that with their clear super balm.

    Body:
    Some Shea honey soap from Whole Foods (my skin is really dry) and Shea butter to moisturize/seal

    Perfume


    Firefox, I've been drooling over those lanolips glosses, but I don't know if we can get them here in the US.
    Started CG July 8, 2008 :)


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    Co-wash: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle or Trader Joe's Nourish Spa
    Rinse out: Ion Effective Care Treatment
    Leave-in/Styling: Alba Botanica leave in with Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner :love2: on top
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Face-
    Alba Pineapple enzyme facial cleanser
    Alba hibiscus facial toner
    Alba oil free moisturizer
    Or
    Sunflower, hemp, & castor oil

    Makeup-
    When i wear it....
    Stila stay all day foundation & concealer
    Urban decay eyeliner
    Rimmel scandaleyes mascara
    Maybelline expert eyes brow pencil

    Tools-
    Diffuser, hair elastics, bobby pins, microfiber towel, tweezers, foundation brush

    Body-
    Various of my own homemade all natural soaps bars, coconut oil, rose water

    Hair-
    Everything in my stash.....
    Suave naturals coconut
    Tresemme naturals
    Yes to cuc & bbs
    Devacare low poo & one condition
    V05 kiwi lime squeeze
    CJ repair me
    CJ smoothing lotion
    Natures Gate henna conditioner
    Devacurl heaven in hair
    Giovanni 2Chic avocado & olive oil
    Shea Moisture reconstructive elixir
    Herbal essences set me up gel
    Kinky curly knot today
    Devacurl set it free & mist-er right

    Not that I'm a product junkie or anything....
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • anonymous_150263anonymous_150263 Posts: 773Registered Users
    Face- neutrogena naturals daily facial cleanser, yes to tomatoes acne scrub, neutrogena pore refining toner, neutrogena naturals moisturizer. Weekly acid peels alternating salycilic with glycolic/lactic acid peels. Oil cleansing a few days a week with castor/jojoba oil. But I always wash away the rest of the oil and then use toner and moisturizer.

    Makeup- everyday minerals IT base (the only one without laural lysine). Alima cosmetics eyeshadows and blushes. Alima lip color, also use some of the burts bees lip glosses and tinted balms. I have some mascara that is natural but it runs with the slightest moisture. Still trying to find a healthy mascara.

    Body- california baby hair and body wash or shea moisture baby wash. Shae moisture baby lotions and jojoba oil to moisturize when I remember. Deodorant made from a melted kiss my face natural deodorant stick mixed with coconut oil, baking soda, and cornstarch. I put it back in the same container and it works like the original stick only better. It didn't work well till I added the other ingredients.
    I shave with a Venus razor but just water. Also we have castile soap bars for those extra grimey days and great for cleaning a cut or abrasion.

    Hair- tresseme naturals cowash and rinse out. Alba leave in conditioner. And a variety of styling products. I use kinky curly spiral spritz and curling custard which I finally can get consistent results using the two together. I have some LA looks gels and DEP gel because its cheap so use it when im out of other stuff. I like to mix the last layer of gel with coconut oil to help seal everything in. When I rememember I make flaxseed gel which my hair loves but I hate going to the fridge to get my gel in the mornings. I deep condition with whatever conditoner I have and lots of olive oil. I've done one protein treatment with plain gelatin but have to do those sparingly.

    If I need to shampoo my hair I use the California baby hair and body wash.
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    Firefox, I've been drooling over those lanolips glosses, but I don't know if we can get them here in the US.

    I love them, especially Mulberry which was a limited edition. Apples shows up well, Rhubarb doesn't, I'd rather use the clear Lemonaid which smells heavenly.

    US citizens on another skincare forum imported from the Australia or the UK I think, since they are small postage presumably isn't nuts. They crop up on UK eBay as well as the 'official' sources, cheaper than retail.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • secret_karmasecret_karma Posts: 438Registered Users
    Face:
    Wash - OCM (castor & apricot oil) mixed w/ honey
    Moisturize - The Healing Place Daily Greens or avj & Smooth Naturals lip balm or eos lip balm for my lips

    Body:
    Debra & Hugo Naturals soap
    Splash Sliquid Feminine Wash
    Various Scented Body Butters

    Makeup:
    Bare Minerals Pressed Powder Foundation
    Mac Matchmaster Liquid Foundation
    Mac Mineralize Skinfinish
    Bare Minerals Volumizing Mascara
    Korres Anti-Aging Primer
    Korres Creme Blush
    Bare Minerals Liner

    Hair:
    Conditioner - Acure Argan Stem Cell, Giovanni 2Chic Avocado and Olive Oil, Karen's Body Beautiful Luscious Locks Hair Mask
    Cleanser - Bentonite Clay w/ avj & honey
    Moisturizer - Reve' Essentials Moisture Milk
    Oils - Argan, Sapote
    Stylers - Curls Goddess Glaze, MyHoneyChild Type 4 Hair Cream
    Henna for my grays :)
    Steamer & Q-Redew (new tool)
  • curry curlscurry curls Posts: 964Registered Users Curl Novice
    Firefox, I've been drooling over those lanolips glosses, but I don't know if we can get them here in the US.

    I love them, especially Mulberry which was a limited edition. Apples shows up well, Rhubarb doesn't, I'd rather use the clear Lemonaid which smells heavenly.

    US citizens on another skincare forum imported from the Australia or the UK I think, since they are small postage presumably isn't nuts. They crop up on UK eBay as well as the 'official' sources, cheaper than retail.

    Thanks. I liked the look of the apple one, and I see that they now have a banana one. I'd love that one as well. I'm going to figure out a way to get them. :)
    Started CG July 8, 2008 :)


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    Co-wash: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle or Trader Joe's Nourish Spa
    Rinse out: Ion Effective Care Treatment
    Leave-in/Styling: Alba Botanica leave in with Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner :love2: on top
  • CubanwavyCubanwavy Posts: 293Registered Users
    I have recently rediscovered AlphaHydrox products. I used them long ago, probably when I really didn't need them. The moisture/enhanced lotion contains 10% glycolic acid and it has been adjusted to a pH that packs a punch. In three weeks I have noticed a major change in my 11"s. Otherwise, I use:

    REN Rosa Centifolia face wash
    Korres Rosa Centifolia 24 hr moisture for day
    PM care is wash with REN and apply Alpha Hydrox alone

    Makeup: Bare Minerals Ready Foundation and Sephora blush. Lip colors vary too much to list.

    Hair: Varies, but Garnier Fructis SS LI is a staple. My hair loves sulfates and silicones.

    Body: Whatever lotion is handy. I don't have a favorite.

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