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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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,565Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    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, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
    --My CG and grey hair progress -  
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html   
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey - https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/seniors/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    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 Curl Neophyte
    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 --

    http://skinspatula.com/skinspatula.html 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: 1,083Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    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


    3B

    Co-wash: Deva Decadence No Poo
    Conditioner: Deva Decadence One Condition
    Leave-in/Styling: Deva Decadence One Condition and Deva Heaven In Hair
    Others: ACV rinses and protein treatments


  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,157Registered Users Curl Novice
    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 Curl Neophyte
    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: 1,083Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    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


    3B

    Co-wash: Deva Decadence No Poo
    Conditioner: Deva Decadence One Condition
    Leave-in/Styling: Deva Decadence One Condition and Deva Heaven In Hair
    Others: ACV rinses and protein treatments


  • 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.
  • FeedYourHeadFeedYourHead Posts: 244Registered Users Curl Novice
    edited June 18
    Hair:

    Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil shampoo (sulfate-free!)
    Curls Coconut Curlada conditioner
    KCKT
    LA Looks Extreme Sport gel 
    Small spray bottle from Sally Beauty Supply (I fill this with water or a combination of water and KCKT to refresh my curls)
    Detangling comb

    Face (Skin Care):

    Clinique Redness Solutions Soothing Cleanser
    Clinique Moisture Surge Intense moisturizer
    Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask

    Face (Makeup--I'm a makeup junkie!):

    BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation in Light Olive
    Two different blushes:  Milani blush in Romantic Rose and NYX blush in Mocha
    ELF highlighter in Blush Gems
    Lipsticks:  Clinique Different Lipstick in Shy, Long Last Lipstick in Pink Chocolate, and Almost Lipstick in Black Honey; MAC Fast Play;  Bobbi Brown Roseberry 
    NYX lip gloss in Cosmo
    Eyeshadows:  Bobbi Brown Slate; MAC Malt, Quarry, and Blackberry; Anastasia Beverly Hills Buon Fresco and Cyprus Umber
    Eyeliner:  Clinique Quickliner in Smoky Brown
    Mascara:  Clinique High Impact Mascara in Black/Brown
    Brows:  Anastasia Beverly Hills brow pomade in Taupe
    Brushes:  ELF eyeshadow and blush brushes; Sephora large eyeshadow blending brush; Anastasia Beverly Hills #12 brow brush; fan and kabuki brushes from T.J. Maxx
    Tweezers:  The Vintage Cosmetic Company tweezer set

    Body:

    Olay body wash in Orchid & Black Currant
    Venus shaving cream in Freesia
    Schick Quattro razor with cartridges
    Lady Speed Stick deodorant in Wild Freesia
    Palmer's Cocoa Butter lotion
    Close-Up toothpaste
    Oral-B Indicator toothbrush with soft bristles
    Name: FeedYourHead's Hair

    Description: 3A/3B/2C in the back, Botticelli, fine, thick, high porosity, modified CG since 2008

    Likes: Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil sulfate-free shampoo; Curls Coconut Curlada conditioner; KCKT; LA Looks Extreme Sport Gel; coconut oil; honey; banana hair masks
    Dislikes: Silicones (:thumbdown:), Hairbrushes (:eek:) and harsh detergents (:protest:)
  • CurledvinesCurledvines Posts: 59Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Connoisseur
    I highly recommend checking Paula's Choice for skin care--dermatologist tested, color- and fragrance-free products that kick ass.
    2C/3A long hair with some 3C thrown in
    High Porosity, dense, coarse hair
    I make my own protein masks
  • CurlyD24CurlyD24 Posts: 71Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Connoisseur
    Love this thread !! 

    Hair: 
    Camille Rose Ginger Cleansing Rinse 
    Moptop co-wash 
    Innersense Color Radiance Conditioner 
    Innersense Quiet Calm Curl Control 
    Innersense I Create Volume 
    Innersense I Create Hold 
    DevaCurl Melt Into Moisture 
    DevaCurl Deep Sea Repair 
    Curl Junkie Curl Fuel 
    Rice water rinses 
    DIY protein (using CNPF) or protein-free FSG 

    Face: 
    Melvita Milky Cleansing Oil
    Bamboo reusable makeup remover pads - 'Les Tendances d'Emma' 
    Akane Skincare Melting Hydrating Cream
    Pure moringa Oil 
    Pure argan Oil
    Decleor Thyme essential oil scrub cream 
    Logona Organic Mint toothpaste 

    Body: 
    Nubian Heritage African Black Soap (and other soaps!) 
    Desert Essence Coconut Body Lotion 
    Acure Lavender Body Lotion 
    DIY coconut oil and coffee scrub 

    Makeup 
    Glossier Stretch Concealer 
    Glossier Cloud Paint in Dusk 
    Glossier Boy Brow 
    Glossier Haloscope 
    Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara 
    Lipsticks (I have tons, mostly liquid lipsticks from NYX, drugstore brands, dose of colors, sephora) 
    Anastasia Modern Renaissance palette 
    Benefit Hoola Bronzer 

    WOW !! SO MUCH STUFF. Of course I don't use all of it every day... but still. I need to look into minimalism more  :p :p

    2c/3a hair, with some 2b and 3b pieces. Armpit length, medium porosity, fine. Light brown with blonde and red highlights. CG since January 2018. 
    Shampoo: Camille Rose Ginger Cleansing Rinse 
    Co-wash: MopTop Co-wash 
    Conditioner: Innersense Color Radiance 
    Stylers: Innersense Quiet Calm, Innersense I Create Hold, MopTop Custard 
  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 9,501Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    I have a pretty simple routine...
    Face...I cleanse with makeup remover wipes & rinse with cool water.  I then use Retin A & after 15 minutes I apply my moisturizer which is CaraVe. I use L'Oreal Visible Lift tinted serum for my makeup foundation.
    Body...Dove soap for washing.  CaraVe mixed with Aquafor for moisturizing.
    Hair...L'Oreal Elvive shampoo & conditioner.  Once my hair is dry I spray on Not Your Mothers Double Take which is a texturizer.  

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