Tuesday, October 03, 2006

New Products for Hair and Skin

I love trying new (and not so new) products. Two that I've found lately are "Big Sexy Hair" and Aveeno's Continuous Radiance lotion that adds colour to your skin. I have no idea how long "Big Sexy Hair" has been around, but since Clinique stopped selling the styling spritz I've used ever since I found it in Spain 3 or 4 years ago, I've been looking for a volumizing replacement. While strolling through a mall in St. Louis about 2 weeks ago, I found the bright red can and was intrigued by the title. Guess what? It works. And that's saying something for me now that my hair has grown past the middle of my back. It's hard to make hair that long "big", but the product added the volume I need - especially around my face - and built great body. I'm just hoping I'll be able to find it locally.
I bought the Aveeno lotion just to try another of their products. At a Saks recently as I looked through all the wonderful and wonderfully expensive cosmetics at the counter, a saleswoman came up and said, "You have the most beautiful complexion! [I loved that she didn't even add 'for your age']. Whatever you're using, keep on using it."

I smiled and said, "Thank you." I really wanted to tell her, but didn't, that for the last 15 years at least, I have used nothing on my face but Purpose soap and Aveeno lotion (the first Aveeno lotion before anyone knew it existed). My super-dry skin all over my body has responded very well to the Aveeno, but it has kept my super-sensitive face from breaking out and me from repeated visits to the dermatologist for rashes.
So I tried the Aveeno Continuous Radiance without realizing that it is basically a tanning lotion. I love it though. I do not have rust coloured hands (I do put regular lotion on them first) or heels and my legs have a nice, well, radiance, that surprised me. This is definitely one product that I will keep around - especially when I get that mid-winter lackluster skin on my body which has been covered too long by several layers of clothes.

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