I’ve debated talking about this product here, as it is neither nail polish nor books, but I figured this is something that needed to be talked about.
Several beauty gurus on youtube intermittently
hock praise Michael Todd products. They will rave and rave about every product they’ve tried, so i was intrigued, but wasn’t willing to pay what they were asking, even with the youtube coupons to try something without being able to see it for myself first. When zulily featured Michael Todd products a few months ago, I figured I’d give it a shot and purchased the Moisture Lite Lotion and the Pumpkin Mask, as they both seem pretty popular and are for oily skin, which is my primary concern.
Firstly, the bottle I have is faulty. The bottle has a pump to dispense the product. Mine is missing the tube that connects to the pump to the product, allowing the product to be dispensed in the first place. At first I thought, “hey, pushing off faulty packaging onto zulily customers is pretty tacky,” but decided to give them the benefit of a doubt. Mistakes happen.
In terms of the claims, the product lives up to the hype. It’s light and non-greasy. My skin became less oily over time. The first night I used it, my skin became red after applying, but I was also on antibiotics at the time, so that may have been a contributing factor as well. However, when I incorporated the Pumpkin Mask into my routine after using the Moisture Lite Lotion for over two weeks, my skin broke out like *crazy*. It was really very, very bad. However, I switched from my oil control toner to my acne control toner and all was good again.
This all, in my opinion, pales in comparison to this upcoming point.
This. Smells. Terrible.
At first, it has a somewhat lemony type scent. Not too powerful, not bad. But then, as time goes by, it starts to smell…gross. At first I had a hard time putting my finger on what it reminded me of. And then, one day, I drove past a dead skunk, and it came to me. Dead skunk. The smell is reminiscent of dead skunk.
Who wants to spend $29 dollars on anything that makes themselves smell like dead skunk? Not this lady, no how.
Don’t get me wrong, I will use this up. It is effective, and I want to get my money’s worth. But there is no way I will be purchasing this again. I know there are products out there that are just as good, are likely cheaper, and do not reek of dead animal.