Reg: August 2001 Location: Lexington, MA Posts: 2587
Date: December 16, 2004
Price you paid?: $9.50
EDIT: I've had to stop using this. It's a good product, but my skin is quite dry and can't handle the intensity. Alas. Great product, though.
Wow, how did I ever live without this? It's an excellent product. I suppose I should have expected as much when Kevyn Aucoin raved about it so often.
I use it occasionally, to open up pores and treat pimples. It works very well, but I warn you, all but the oiliest skin will find this very strong indeed. My skin is normal/dry, and I use it once every four days or so, with tons of rich moisturizer (Decleor Baume Essentiel) on top. (Otherwise, my skin dries out.)
The ingredients are:
water, alcohol, aluminum chlorohydrate (a mild anti-perspirant-like ingredient... this makes it fantastic for sopping up oil), witch hazel, sodium PCA (a humectant)... and small amounts of menthol, camphor, and aloe.
It packs a punch, for sure. The 4 oz, which I got, is only $9.50, which I think is a good deal for a skincare line that sells its products at Neiman Marcus. Indeed, you don't need much. It's probably better suited to spot treatment (with a cotton swab), than daily application with a cotton pad.
The smell is very medicinal, and it's a economical, travel-size bottle that won't spill or be in any way unruly.