Eye Makeup Remover -Equate -Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

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Good price, and the bottle is quite pretty for something cheap. As an eye makeup remover, I found it drying. There are also eye makeup removers at the drugstore that remove makeup off more easily. I will not repurchase.


Cleansers -Equate -Skin Cream with Eucalyptus Oil

on 2/27/2019 3:53:00 PM

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i was looking for a cheap and effective makeup remover/cleanser and noxzema is a classic - but i didn't even want to pay as much as that (i do wear a lot of makeup, and a minimum of five days a week at that). this was definitely a case when a generic dupe would serve my purpose.

while my mother had an old tub of noxzema that she used to remove my halloween face paint as a kid, i don't really remember much about the original except the cooling sensation and the clean eucalyptus scent; this has both, and i really liked the texture both on my skin and in the jar (you have to "break" into it). but after going over with two portions of this stuff, i still had a faint strip of foundation on my nose and some dark stains around my eyes. these were difficult to remove even with other products after having used the equate noxzema.

the original noxzema brand might be more potent but the ingredients in this dupe are nearly identical. i can't recommend this to remove makeup (one of the claims on the jar) or even to just use as a regular cleanser (too cumbersome, especially in the shower).


Deodorants -Equate -Aluminum Free Deodorant

on 1/7/2019 9:48:00 PM

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I tried this deodorant on a whim and I've ended up loving it. Up until now I've used the Secret Gel deodorant for years, which would sometimes dry white, and it was difficult to remove when showering because it really sticks to the skin. I have the apricot scent from Equate, it does have a hint of dish-soapy-ness but I still like it. This leaves no white mark on my skin or clothes and I haven't found myself sweating through it even after the gym. I haven't tried the Toms of Maine Natural deodorant this is supposed to be comparable to, but I don't think I need to now. I think that with this type of product individual body chemistry is important so ymmv.

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Hair Treatments -Equate -Minoxidil Topical Solution 5%

I use Kirkland Signature 5% Minoxidil. It's been amazing! During the heat wave, my hair went through a terrible deal. It was scary hot around here if you must know, and I couldn't even dry my hair properly under a bonnet dryer because I felt like I could faint. On top of it my hair lady applied a nuclear bomb of a relaxer to my head, which further weakened it. I was forced to air dry my hair for almost a month because I really couldn't handle the heat. I lost, no lie, 40-50% of my hair. It would be catastrophic on any woman,but I was saved due to having more hair than the average woman. I'm of African and Mediterranean stock, and I inherited a tendency to dense chia pet like hair. My hair looks like an exxagerated Brigitte Bardot blow out after rollers. When I tell you my mom was unphased at my loss of hair, you should know that I have an abnormally large amount of volume of hair. My natural hair is too difficult to work with since it's both frizzy and prone to painful shrinkage. Made worse since I live right in front a beach and in an area to long Winters. So I relax it to be able to sleep well and be able to style it into something since the level of shrinkage it possesses makes it an ordeal in its natural state. Anyways, I've been using this for the past 3 months to recover the volume loss and prevent breakage and it's been working! I use it twice a day every day. I love it. It has made the recovery swift and easy. I will continue to texlax my hair (not a choice unfortunately) but this has helped me to finally get it past shoulder length despite the fiasco of last Summer. You can find a supply of three months at Amazon for $13.

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Lotions/ Creams -Equate -Conditions & Moisturizes Classic Scent Lotion (Jergens Original Scent Cherry-Almond Moisturizer)

on 12/3/2018 11:06:00 PM

I love this lotion is basically identical to jerkins and I love that cherry almond scent. It’s a nice light moisturizer.

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Eye Makeup Remover -Equate -Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

on 11/30/2018 10:48:00 PM

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This does not remove my eyeliner or waterproof mascara. I ended up trying three times with cotton pads, then following up with Kleenex, and then I still have smudges on my pillow case. It also irritates my eyes, making the corners red. I will be throwing this out.


Moisturizers -Equate -Moisture Wave Hydrating Gel

on 11/16/2018 7:48:00 PM

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This product was the Equate dupe of Clinique's Moisture Surge.

I don't believe this is made any longer, but I loved it while it lasted. For $5 Walmart offered a comparable version called Moisture Wave that was a good enough substitute to the real deal that cost 6x more. This moisturizer had that same lightweight, slightly tacky feel that was unique to moisture surge, however I did notice that with initial application there was a slight sensation of burning, and I believe that the equate brand maybe had more alcohol.

Overall I did not notice peeling, drying or flaking skin, and I did not notice any breakouts from this. I easily went through 3 jars before I could not find it any longer at Walmart and had to go back to purchasing the more expensive Clinique staple.


Gels/Soaps -Equate -Clarifying Pink Grapefruit Body Wash

on 11/16/2018 4:11:00 PM

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This is the Walmart brand equivalent of Neutrogena Body Clear Pink Grapefruit Acne Body Wash.

I have adult acne and get breakouts around my shoulders and back. I've used this product as a way to treat that. While it doesn't fix the problem overall, it helps maintain or reduce the swelling and rate of continued breakouts. I'm not expecting miracles from any over-the-counter product; the 2% Salicylic Acid amount does about as much as can be expected. (I am assuming that is the limit of what can be sold as an acne treatment of this kind without a prescription.)

Despite being a body wash geared toward body acne, I was surprised that this did not dry my skin out. If I have used excessive treatments on a specific area, that area tends to become dry, but that is not the fault of the product so much as chemical sensitivity on the skin.

The only thing about this product that I did not care for was how "grapefruit-y" the scent was. I understand that the product was labeled as that, but this was potent and very medicinally.

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Eye Makeup Remover -Equate -Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes (Compare to Neutrogena)

on 11/12/2018 9:56:00 PM

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These towelettes burn my eyes too.


Eye Makeup Remover -Equate -Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes (Compare to Neutrogena)

on 10/26/2018 11:48:00 PM

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My eyes are sensitive to most makeup removers and these wipes are no exception. I was hoping these would be a cheaper alternative to the Neutrogena wipes. They perform similarly to the Neutrogena wipes but the texture is a bit more abrasive and it feels like the surfectants in them are harsher and leave more residue. Most importantly, they caused painful burning in my eyes even when I wasn’t actually using them to remove eye makeup—just getting one close to my eye would make my eyes start watering.

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Cleansers -Equate -Oil Free Face Wash (Neutrogena knockoff)

on 10/24/2018 9:19:00 PM

DO NOT BUY!

I have pretty normal skin that’s a bit oily, nothing drastic maybe a pimple a week. But this face wash has given me the worst reaction I’ve ever seen! I got red bumps and baby pimples all over my face! I’ve never felt so embarrassed to go out and i can’t put product in them or else they’ll get worse. Please do not buy, I feel so embarrased


Moisturizers -Equate -Naturally Beaming Daily SPF 15 Moisturizer

on 9/24/2018 11:34:00 PM

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I have combination skin, which means its hard to find a moisturizer that helps the dry patches but doesn't make the oily parts even worse. Many other moisturizers I've tried that did that, caused me to have cystic acne. This, however, did not. I put it on at night and my skin was super soft in the morning and stays that way all day. It's kind of hard to find, but its worth the search. It also smells very good but doesn't have a strong perfume scent. It got rid of most of my discoloration and rough patches after just two weeks. Would recommend to anyone.


Hair Treatments -Equate -Complete 10 Leave-in Conditioner

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If you love It’s a 10, but don’t want to spend that much, this is exactly what you are looking for.
It’s not as smooth, nicely fragranced, or as silky in application, but the results are the same.
I have found leave-in conditioners like these as a secret weapon to keeping hair healthy. I find them as necessary as shampoo and conditioner.
Sally’s, both Heavenly 7, Ion, and other brands at the store, have several “dupes” of It’s a 10 too. Many are often on special, and are sometimes cheaper. But I know Sally’s isn’t as easily available as this probably is.
My only complaints are I wish it was a few dollars cheaper, and that the packaging was better and more appealing. But, considering how much you save for the results, I highly recommend.
Overall: A-

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Moisturizers -Equate -Moisturizing Lotion

on 6/28/2018 12:33:00 PM

Can’t believe there aren’t more reviews for this. The CeraVe knockoff does everything the brand name does plus it’s cheaper - moisturizes, doesn’t feel heavy, doesn’t clog my finicky skin. I switched to Aveeno to see if the grass is greener over there, but my skin started peeling again (Retin A effects). In fact, I like this better than the original. Definitely worth a try if you like the brand name version.


Cleansers -Equate -Foaming Facial Cleanser

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Bought this at Walmart while I was travelling, I ran out of my Vanicream Gentle Cleanser. First, I have normal/oily skin and live in a warm, humid environment. My skin is not sensitive. I love this cleanser! This does not leave any residue on my face (it washes off cleanly) it removes all my makeup, and my skin feels soft afterwards. 12 oz for $5.32 is a really good deal. I see this becoming an HG for me.

IMHO for the price I think this facial cleanser is worth a try for everyone.

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