Survey Says... May 24th, 2023

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  • Your skin tone/coloring:
  • Most repurchased body product?
  • Most repurchased skincare product?
  • Most repurchased hair care product?


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ac Avatar

Body products : Nubian Heritage body butter. Rich af, comes in a ton of scents/formulas, only about $13 a bottle. Replaced the OG formula of Bliss Body Butter for me, which I now don’t miss at all after being devoted since the late 90s. Only downside : the NH should reeeealllly come in a squeezy tube, as it’s FAR too thick to easily dispense from its bottle, so I saw it in half with a bread knife and decant into a big jar. Honorable mentions : Harry’s Shiso body wash smells divine (and is non-drying), as does Grandpa Soap Company’s pine tar bar.

Skin products : currently on my second jar of TCFS Caviar Lime Hydra Moist cream, and my third jar of Thank You Farmer True Water Deep Cream. Both feel gloriously plush and bouncy but not heavy or greasy, and don’t contain ingredients that break me out (rare combo, alas). Plus that brisk lime scent in the TCFS is so nice in warm weather. Honorable mention : ShopMissA / AOA Studio’s hydrocolloidal acne patches. $8.99 for **84** of them is unbeatable.

Hair Care : Pretty much all-in with R+Co these days. The Gemstone, Television, and Dallas shampoos and conditioners are all excellent, Skyline is the best dry shampoo I’ve ever used in my life (non-aerosol! no cyclomethicone to get on my face and cause cystic zits!), Dallas Thickening Spray and Balloon Dry Volume Spray are must-haves for styling, Suncatcher leave-in conditioner and (my latest acquisition) Zipper styling cream are also terrific for added moisture and/or control that doesn’t make my fine twice-bleached pink hair heavy, crunchy, or sticky.

Helena Avatar

Most repurchased body product: Probably Neutrogena’s salicylic acid body wash. I’m midway through the last bottle I purchased after my last shift at Ulta in January 2021, ha ha! I’m going to try a Pacifica body wash when I’m done.

Most repurchased skincare product: Either Stridex maximum (red box) pads or CeraVe foaming and/or hydrating cleansers. Haven’t bought Stridex pads for a couple years now (when I ran out, I tried some Tula pads that I didn’t like nearly enough for the much higher price, so I just switched to 2% BHA liquid by Paula’s Choice), and I still have one unopened backup of each cleanser before I have to find something else.

Most repurchased hair care product: Definitely Nizoral shampoo. Unfortunately, I think it’s the only brand of ketoconazole shampoo available over-the-counter (at least in the US) and it has an added fragrance that sometimes irritates my skin. But I can’t be bothered to visit a dermatologist just to get unscented prescription shampoo (not actually just for shampoo; I’m long overdue a visit to keep track of my moles, but ugh, making appointments!). If I couldn’t use Nizoral anymore, there’s probably a telehealth option I haven’t considered, but I would be more likely to just try…you guessed it…salicylic acid shampoo.

Ana Maria Avatar

It might be different in your area, but my regular “family” doctor fills in the prescription for an unscented prescription shampoo (it’s basically Nizoral without fragrance and other fillers, and at half the price), I don’t need to visit the dermatologist or another specialty doctor (it takes ages sometimes to get an appointment with one, last year it took me 6 months to get my moles checked). She just prescribed me a couple of years ago during a regular annual visit, since we talked about my scalp issues, telling me the dandruff might also cause my back and chest acne, etc. She just needs to sign-off each time I re-order, but she approves it each time.
But then again… even annual check-ups need an appointment. I don’t mind making them online… but I also cringe if I have to call an office.

Seraphine Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Light neutral skin tone

Most repurchased body product? Kiehl’s Creme de Corps

Most repurchased skincare product? Clinique All About Clean Liquid Facial Soap

Most repurchased hair care product? Pravana Intense Therapy Leave-In Treatment

Alice Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Porcelain with cool yellow undertones. Dry/sensitive.

Most repurchased body product? SheaMoisture raw shea butter bar soap and raw shea butter body lotion, Mad Hippie ultra sheer body sunscreen spf 40.

Most repurchased skincare product? IT Cosmetics confidence in a cream, ulta brand jojoba oil.

Most repurchased hair care product? SheaMoisture manuka honey & yogurt shampoo and conditioner.

Nancy T Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Under my name (blue-green eyes, dark hair)

Most repurchased body product? Either Lubriderm Daily Moisture Lotion with SPF 15 or Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Cream!

Most repurchased skincare product? Probably The Ordinary Multi Peptides w/ HA Serum and Retinol 1% in Squalane, Dr. Dennis Gross Advanced Retinol & Ferulic Triple Correction Eye Serum, Drunk Elephant Protein Peptides Cream, and The Inkey List Caffeine Eye Cream

Most repurchased hair care product? Hmm…it was Paul Mitchell Tea Tree and Lavender Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner until those became just too expensive and untenable for me currently. Unless Ulta does a BOGO of 50% off the liters in the near future, that is. In the meantime I have switched to Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo.

Yen Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Light – Nars Deauville
Most repurchased body product? Bath and Body Works Twisted Peppermint body lotion
Most repurchased skincare product? Mukti Organics Hydrating Face Mist
Most repurchased hair care product? Beauty and the Bees Tasmania Honey Shampoo Bar

Cara Avatar

1. Very fair with cool undertones (MAC NW10)
2. La Roche Posay Lipikar AP+ triple repair body cream
3. Bioderma Sensibio micellar water (have used one 500ml bottle each month for 10yrs)
4. Either John Freida Frizz Ease hairspray or Ouai Super Dry Shampoo

brendacr1 Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair w/pink undertones
Most repurchased body product? Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Cream
Most repurchased skincare product? anything Caudalie, love their products
Most repurchased hair care product? any Living Proof product, perfect match for my hair

Genevieve Avatar

Your skin tone/colouring: Porcelain, with pink undertones

Most repurchased body product? I have recently tried the Dermaveen Sensitive Relief Eczema lotion and it has been fabulous on my dry and slightly prone to eczema skin, so I will definitely be repurchasing that.

Most repurchased skincare product? Without a doubt, The Ordinary’s Moroccan Argon Oil. Always have a spare bottle. Other often repurchased favourites include: CeraVe’s Hydrating Cleanser, Neutragena’s Hydro boost cleanser, A’kin’s Day and Night Moisturising cream and The Inkey List’s HA Serum.

Most repurchased hair care product? Usually L’Oreal’s Vitamino shampoo and conditioner. Sukin’s Sensitive Scalp Hair masque is another favourite.

Rachel R. Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring:
Under my name; med. dark brown hair with red undertones and threaded with gray; hazel/green eyes.

Most repurchased body product?
Body wash (type varies).

Most repurchased skincare product?
Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

Most repurchased hair care product?
Hair dye. Brand and shade occasionally vary.

Ana Maria Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Light-medium with warm yellow undertones, dark brown hair and eyes

Most repurchased body product? Paula’s Choice Hair and Body Shampoo… I have purchased at least 3-4 bottles a year in the past 8-9 years. 😆 I think I rarely don’t have a bottle where I live, I could count the days on my fingers.

Most repurchased skincare product? Clearly Clinique’s Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm, although Paula’s Choice Cleansing Balm is slowly getting the first spot (only because it was launched recently and I’ve discovered the Clinique… well… I think more than 10 years ago).

Most repurchased hair care product? To not mention the same product from the second question, I’ll mention the Moroccanoil Treatment Hair Oil; although the Bumble and Bumble Heat/UV Protective Primer is certainly coming close.

Zia Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: above
Most repurchased body product? Vanicream soap for sure
Most repurchased skincare product? Jason C-Effects Creme
Most repurchased hair care product? Moonalisa Spray-in Hair Detangler

Mariella Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: pale, cool
Most repurchased body product? probably The Body Shop Japanese Camellia Body Butter – of course, it’s discontinued!
Most repurchased skincare product? Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre
Most repurchased hair care product? The Joico shampoo I use (for colour treated hair, used to be in a gold-coloured bottle but the packaging had changed), AG Firewall Flat Iron Spray and Schwartzkopft OSIS Magic Anti Frizz Shine Serum.

Celesta Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: above with freckles, green eyes, warm brown hair.

Most repurchased body product? The SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Hand and Body Scrub. It’s so lovely.

Most repurchased skincare product? CeraVe Hydrating Foaming Face Wash.

Most repurchased hair care product? Batiste Dry Shampoo.

Helene Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Above, dark brown hair and grey-green eyes.
Most repurchased body product? I don’t think I have one, I rarely repurchase as there are so many new ones to try. I get bored easily.
Most repurchased skincare product? Clinique Take the Day Off Balm, I’ve used it for years now. Interesting that I’m not bored with it yet. 🙂
Most repurchased hair care product? Same as with body products and I have yet to find some hair care that does everything for my very fine hair and sometime irritated, itching scalp.

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