Deciem

Deciem is a Toronto-based company founded in 2013 by a serial beauty entrepreneur named Brandon Truaxe. Source: racked.com
http://deciem.com/

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3.6

71 products

1,103 reviews

62% would repurchase

Recent Deciem Reviews

Treatments (Eye) -Deciem -The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG

on 12/17/2017 12:17:00 PM

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One of the best products by the Ordinary, it actually does manage to make my eye area brighter and less puffy. You get a lot for the price so I decant enough in a small vial for daily use for a couple of weeks and the rest stays fresh in the bottle.I really like the way this serum has improved the texture around my eyes, it is not hydrating and doesn't claim to be so I follow with a dab of my face moisturizer to keep the area supple.

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Treatments (Face) -Deciem -The Ordinary - Retinol 1% Emulsion

on 12/17/2017 12:12:00 PM

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Very similar in texture to a silicone primer, this retinol spreads easily but at the same time you get the feeling that it's not really penetrating in your skin. Having said that, I had a couple of weeks of mild peeling and low irrititation which surprised me a lot as I am used to tretinoin and I don't get any side effect but just the benefits of retinol. I am using it up mixed to a drop of face oil to avoid making my skin too dry and I am enjoying it this way until I use it up and move on. I'll try the retinol in squalene next as I like to vary my routine every now and then and keep my skin on toes.


Treatments (Face) -Deciem -Hylamide Low-Molecular HA Booster

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Perhaps dedicated hyaluronic acid serums simply aren't my thing but I felt underwhelmed by this. Compared to The Ordinary's HA 2% + B5, this is the superior product. Glides easier than The Ordinary's, less sticky. The packaging is also pretty pleasing to the eye. But still, I found this product overpriced and not as cosmetically elegant as it could be. While more pleasant to use than the equivalent product from its sister brand, it was STILL uncomfortably tacky. Any attempt at applying a subsequent serum or oil was met with significant pilling. To minimise this, I had to pat the product in awkwardly. It's also quite thick while not being very spreadable so you will run out fast.
It doesn't get a 1 because I did find it hydrating and refreshing to use, as per any decent HA serum but having used products like Indeed Labs Hydraluron and the Hada Labo Gokujyun (the latter of which offers you much more product for a lower price) which don't have such a tacky finish that interferes with subsequent products, I can't rate this higher.

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Foundations -Deciem -The Ordinary Serum Foundation

on 12/16/2017 10:27:00 PM

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This is a pretty early review, but sometimes you just know when a product isn't going to work for you, and it's pointless to press on. I've used it twice, both times with terrible results. I got it in the lightest shade with pink undertones (shade 1.0P). It definitely is very pale (a bit too pale for me, which is pretty rare), but I would say it's more neutral than pink in undertones. When a line has both yellow, neutral and pink undertones I expect the yellow and pink ones to be distinctly warm and cold respectively. I could get away with it, though, since my undertones are somewhere between neutral and cool.

The foundation is so thin, it basically absorbed right into my damp beautyblender. With a brush, it goes on very streaky. It's so thin in consistency, and it just sort of slides around the face when you try to blend and even it out. The coverage is minimal, and it does not cover redness whatsoever. I don't have much redness apart from acne/scarring, but it did little to nothing to neutralize even that. Overall, the dry patches and healing breakouts were very noticable. The first time I used it I set it with translucent setting powder (Laura Mercier's Loose powder), and the second time I set it with a powder foundation (PUR 4-in-1 pressed mineral makeup). With the powder foundation I naturally got some additional coverage and it evened everything out a bit, too, but after a few hours it didn't really look much different from using a translucent powder. It very quickly broke down and wore off, not only on my t-zone but also on my cheeks. I also got terribly oily. I looked a mess, is the bottom line, and I just wanted to wash my face ASAP. I honestly like my bare skin more than this foundation, and that's coming from someone who hates being bare faced. Having only used it twice, I can't say whether or not it broke me out, though..

If you already have flawless skin with no redness and no texture, that is neither dry nor oily, then maybe it could work. Otherwise, I'm sceptical.

+ Cruelty free
+ Vegan
+ Very, very cheap (I saw someone saying it's not that cheap due to its size, but that's untrue as it's the standard 30ml/1fl oz bottle)
+ The lightweight claim is true
+ The palest shade is truly pale (though not all that pink in undertones)

- Essentially no coverage. And I don't mean light coverage, I really do mean No Coverage.
- Breaks down/separates very quickly
- Made my t-zone and cheeks look much oilier than usual
- Too thin to work with. The little coverage it has disappears with a beautyblender, and it looks streaky applied with a brush
- 21 shades in total is pretty good, but the vast majority are still lighter shades

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Foundations -Deciem -The Ordinary Coverage Foundation

on 12/16/2017 10:22:00 PM

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Truly awful foundation which never quite sets (despite generous application of translucent powder)... and left my normal/slightly combo skin looking greasy within an hour of application. (I caught a glance of my reflection in the office elevator and almost gasped audibly).

I tried this with a number of mattifying primers ....but nothing stopped it from sliding down my face. Trust me...this is one foundation you do not want to wear to a soirée...for fear of leaving traces on the cheeks and couture of your fellow revellers. Air Kissing from a safe distance is the way to go if you do!

For shade ref 2.1y = NC42

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