What products have you tried that actually make a noticeable difference?

(65 Posts)
Scarletohello Sun 22-Sep-13 22:37:49

I have been using Bodyshop Rainforest shampoo for a few weeks now and I can really see the difference in my hair! My hair is dry, wavy/ curly and prone to frizz. It's now much softer, shinier and less frizzy. Yay! ( thinks its cos its sulphate free)

I read about it on another thread here and wanted not only to pass it on but also to see what other gems Mumsnetters have...?

15thnamechange Tue 24-Sep-13 10:36:02

Clarisonic. Wish I had bought this years ago (thank you India knight)
Crest white strips. Huge difference to coffee stained enamel, zero issues with sensitivity (thank you MN!)
Vaseline. On heels, better and cheaper than flexitol ime
La Roche posay, various over the years (MN credit again...), currently love their bb cream, suits my skin tone
Lancôme dreamtone. Only used since released end of August but am convinced. Eve only, has faded hyper pigmentation.

And decent running trainers....feel fitter, feel better.

HaveAGoodDay Tue 24-Sep-13 12:48:41

Berroca - Have been taking this daily for around 11 weeks now and I'm about 98% sure my hair & nails are growing at a faster rate...as for energy levels, still waiting for cartwheels...

mintgreenchilli Tue 24-Sep-13 12:57:02

Clarins moisture quench - it's taken 6 weeks but this along with possibly quite a bit of sun this year has got rid of those annoying little bumps on my forehead, FINALLY!

Arm & Hammer whitening toothpaste - usually on offer in a supermarket somewhere

P20/40 suncream - my tan is lasting because it's not peeling for once grin

ILoveMakeUp Tue 24-Sep-13 13:42:35

Aviva spray tan. Gorgeous, natural golden tan. I loved the product so much I trained in how to apply it, bought a spray gun, then taught my husband how to do it. I now get a spray tan for free every week grin

ILoveMakeUp Tue 24-Sep-13 13:43:25

Vics Vapo Rub. Got rid of a long-standing (20 years plus) fungal nail infection.

MerrilyMoo Tue 24-Sep-13 16:14:26

My dry, sensitive, slightly rosacea-ish skin has thanked me for using:

Elemis Melting Cleansing Gel.

Trilogy Rosehip Oil - a few small drops under moisturiser morning and night.

Coconoil virgin coconut oil - use it as hair masque once a month and to slather on after the bath at night. lovely.

MangoTiramisu Wed 25-Sep-13 00:55:56

I second vics. I got rid of fungal nails with that too.

Lazysuzanne Wed 25-Sep-13 10:47:08

Vics vapo rub gets rid of fungal nail infection?
Really?
Please give me more info...do I just put it on the infected nails a couple of times a day

MangoTiramisu Wed 25-Sep-13 11:17:05

Hi lazy
I can't post a link now as I'm out and about. I'll have a look later. Basically I had a big toe nail that was hideous, half fungalled up. I cut the nail as low as it would go and then filed down the top layer of my nail on the fungal side. Then I applied Vic's twice a day for a few weeks. The nail few back perfect.

Lazysuzanne Wed 25-Sep-13 11:45:03

Mango, brilliant thanksgrin
I will try it, I already file them down, I'll get some vic's and give it a go!

I'd be ever so pleased to have normal toe nails againgrin

ShreddedHoops Wed 25-Sep-13 12:16:36

Anything with salycilic acid in - currently Nutrogena Pink Grapefruit cleanser
Anything with hyaluronic acid in - currently Shu Uemura moisturizing lotion

And olive oil on my hair as a prewash treatment.
And Kerastase Masquintense - seems to magically rebuild my fine, bleach damaged hair.

MangoTiramisu Wed 25-Sep-13 12:21:05

Vicks

It really does work! Good Luck.

Lazysuzanne Wed 25-Sep-13 12:25:13

Thanks for the link!

WeleaseWodger Wed 25-Sep-13 12:26:33

Eve lom cleanser.

They have an extra rich moisturising creme that my mother begs me to send her by buckets. She says it's the best face cream for her dry skin she's ever come across in 50 yrs.

Baby oil after a shower, while skin still wet. Much better than body lotion after you dry. Also no extra perfume smells to clash with actual perfume you wear after.

CareerGirl01 Wed 25-Sep-13 12:50:48

Asics trainers!
Good genes (my 87 year old grandmother died and still had not gone completely grey!)
Dermalogica gentle exfoliating cream
Any serum - they all seem to work - currently using Boots intense P&P - just as good as Estée Lauder's night repair (latest one£
Yoga - gentle kind to compliment the running
Cutting out coffee - seems to make my hair grow faster and stronger
I'm going to try Botox when I've stopped breastfeeding 20 week old DD2 and am using Loreal's ever sleek sulphate free shampoo and conditioner to see if that helps.
I'm 43 and was told recently (consultant midwife when I was 7 months pregnant) I looked 29!
I think not being skinny also helps - I'm carrying half a stone more than I did before I got pregnant and I look much better for it.

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