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4.3
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83%
would repurchase
4.3
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Overall rating
83%
would repurchase

Latest DAISO Reviews

ESPOLEUR Makeup Base Color Control - Yellow

This DAISO ESPOLEUR Makeup Base Color Control – Yellow doesn’t work well with me but I think the effect will be more visible with purplish tones. As a makeup primer, I think it wouldn’t be able to compete with average-class primers because it lacks effects. You can read my in depth review on my site: https://aikoish.com/2019/11/22/daiso-espoleur-makeup-base-color-control-yellow-review/

ESPOLEUR Makeup Base Color Control - Yellow
1.0
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4 months ago

This DAISO ESPOLEUR Makeup Base Color Control – Yellow doesn’t work well with me but I think the effect will be more visible with purplish tones. As a makeup primer, I think it wouldn’t be able to compete with average-class primers because it lacks effects. You can read my in depth review on my site: https://aikoish.com/2019/11/22/daiso-espoleur-makeup-base-color-control-yellow-review/


Deep H Moisture Gel Hyaluronic Acid
5.0
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7 months ago

A simple product done superbly well, at a fantastic price! If you live near a Daiso, go out and buy this! In case you couldn't tell, I am extremely enthusiastic about this gel cream. I bought it on a whim and I'm so glad I did. It's very moisturizing, which isn't so remarkable for a moisturizer. But for US $1.49, it's a tremendous bargain! For the past week I've been aggressively treating a bad acne outbreak with benzoyl peroxide and acids (azelaic, salicylic, and various AHA's). Normally my skin would be extremely irritated by now, especially from the benzoyl peroxide (it's the only thing my skin is really sensitive to). But diligently applying this product (with some squalane layered over it) has kept my skin in good condition. I've actually been able to use benzoyl peroxide twice a day without irritation, which is amazing! In spite of how hydrating it is, it dries to a non-sticky finish, even in humid weather. And it's great layered under other products, even without a moisturizing toner underneath. It really sucks in water-based products, helping them dry faster. I haven't noticed any pilling, although that probably depends on what you use it with. The main reason I'm in love with this gel cream, though, is that I managed to get a mild sunburn on my arms -- painful, but no blisters. (Turns out staying in the shade isn't always enough of a precaution.) And this moisturizer feels really great on my sunburn: it's very cool, soothing, and pleasantly wet before it dries. And it's fairly lubricating, too.**None of this is medical advice! I have no medical education.** But my experience is that it's great right now.

Deep H Moisture Gel Hyaluronic Acid
5.0
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7 months ago

A simple product done superbly well, at a fantastic price! If you live near a Daiso, go out and buy this! In case you couldn't tell, I am extremely enthusiastic about this gel cream. I bought it on a whim and I'm so glad I did. It's very moisturizing, which isn't so remarkable for a moisturizer. But for US $1.49, it's a tremendous bargain! For the past week I've been aggressively treating a bad acne outbreak with benzoyl peroxide and acids (azelaic, salicylic, and various AHA's). Normally my skin would be extremely irritated by now, especially from the benzoyl peroxide (it's the only thing my skin is really sensitive to). But diligently applying this product (with some squalane layered over it) has kept my skin in good condition. I've actually been able to use benzoyl peroxide twice a day without irritation, which is amazing! In spite of how hydrating it is, it dries to a non-sticky finish, even in humid weather. And it's great layered under other products, even without a moisturizing toner underneath. It really sucks in water-based products, helping them dry faster. I haven't noticed any pilling, although that probably depends on what you use it with. The main reason I'm in love with this gel cream, though, is that I managed to get a mild sunburn on my arms -- painful, but no blisters. (Turns out staying in the shade isn't always enough of a precaution.) And this moisturizer feels really great on my sunburn: it's very cool, soothing, and pleasantly wet before it dries. And it's fairly lubricating, too.**None of this is medical advice! I have no medical education.** But my experience is that it's great right now.

Cleansing Towel
3.0
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7 months ago

This a Daiso dupe of The Makeup Eraser, a makeup removing cloth that promises to remove makeup with just water. It's also hot pink but smaller in dimension, just enough to cover your face. People have claimed the the Makeup Eraser is nothing but a microfiber cloth and they aren't wrong, but it and its dupes aren't exactly like the typical microfibre cloths you can get anywhere for cleaning. These ones meant for makeup removal have a fibre pile that is longer and not looped which makes it more gentle on your face. One side has a shorter pile for harder to remove makeup or exfoliation, and one side with a longer pile for more gentle removal. The idea behind microfibre is that the many fibres allows you to more thoroughly grip on to and wipe off grime, and if it works for cleaning surfaces then why not your face? Per the instructions I used only water(warm) and though it wasn't suggested I thought it would be a good idea to try and steam my face a bit to loosen the makeup before I began to wipe it off. As I wiped my face, the cloth which is supposed to be wrung out got drier and drier and I found myself wanting to re-wet it so that I could more comfortably wipe with it, which I did. They tell you to clean gently, yet I find myself wanting to wipe in circles more vigorously than I'd like to in order to feel like I'm taking the makeup off, possibly due to the cloth getting drier as I used it. Using some cleanser with the cloth might solve this problem, but then that would defeat the purpose of the cloth. I used the longer side all over my face and then the shorter side to take off waterproof mascara and liner. The verdict is it indeed works for taking off makeup(unsure about tenacious sunscreens), but in order to wipe off waterproof mascara you need to go over the area quite a bit and overall there's a lot more tugging on my facial skin than is ideal (which is none! It's been shown that excessive tugging on skin damages your skin's elasticity). I'd much rather just use oil cleansers than deal with all the friction, and with oils I'd be sure my sunscreen is also getting removed at the same time. As for the quality of the Daiso dupe, well you get what you pay for. It's about 1USD depending on where you live. A tiny tuft of the fibres have fallen out with use so far and I find that the stitching is not so tight in some areas after hand washing to clean it after my third use, although the care instructions suggest to machine wash in a laundry net so perhaps I may be being to rough when washing it. At this rate one cloth with daily use would probably last 2 months or so, but that's still WAY better than paying $20 for the original which would also get worn out anyway. It's packaged in plastic wrapping and includes simple English care instructions and laundry symbols. One thing that is not included in the English instructions(but is in the Japanese) is the suggestion to not launder it together with other items(makes sense since the cloth will be incredibly soiled with makeup which can be full of oils and waxes), but to use the washing machine just for cleaning this cloth is incredibly wasteful. Overall I would not use this as my regular makeup remover. Tugging is inevitable when you rely on friction to scrub the makeup off. I might want to use this with facial cleanser if I want to exfoliate a bit but I won't use it for primary makeup removal. I probably won't repurchase, but for $2(Daiso Canada price) I don't regret buying it, and since it does work it would be good to bring along on trips in case you ever forget your makeup removing oils and such. In addition, though it's not the intended use but since this is a microfibre cloth after all, you could also use the short pile side(dry of course) to wipe off the powder makeup on your brushes to spot clean.

Cleansing Towel
3.0
Created with Sketch.
from

7 months ago

This a Daiso dupe of The Makeup Eraser, a makeup removing cloth that promises to remove makeup with just water. It's also hot pink but smaller in dimension, just enough to cover your face. People have claimed the the Makeup Eraser is nothing but a microfiber cloth and they aren't wrong, but it and its dupes aren't exactly like the typical microfibre cloths you can get anywhere for cleaning. These ones meant for makeup removal have a fibre pile that is longer and not looped which makes it more gentle on your face. One side has a shorter pile for harder to remove makeup or exfoliation, and one side with a longer pile for more gentle removal. The idea behind microfibre is that the many fibres allows you to more thoroughly grip on to and wipe off grime, and if it works for cleaning surfaces then why not your face? Per the instructions I used only water(warm) and though it wasn't suggested I thought it would be a good idea to try and steam my face a bit to loosen the makeup before I began to wipe it off. As I wiped my face, the cloth which is supposed to be wrung out got drier and drier and I found myself wanting to re-wet it so that I could more comfortably wipe with it, which I did. They tell you to clean gently, yet I find myself wanting to wipe in circles more vigorously than I'd like to in order to feel like I'm taking the makeup off, possibly due to the cloth getting drier as I used it. Using some cleanser with the cloth might solve this problem, but then that would defeat the purpose of the cloth. I used the longer side all over my face and then the shorter side to take off waterproof mascara and liner. The verdict is it indeed works for taking off makeup(unsure about tenacious sunscreens), but in order to wipe off waterproof mascara you need to go over the area quite a bit and overall there's a lot more tugging on my facial skin than is ideal (which is none! It's been shown that excessive tugging on skin damages your skin's elasticity). I'd much rather just use oil cleansers than deal with all the friction, and with oils I'd be sure my sunscreen is also getting removed at the same time. As for the quality of the Daiso dupe, well you get what you pay for. It's about 1USD depending on where you live. A tiny tuft of the fibres have fallen out with use so far and I find that the stitching is not so tight in some areas after hand washing to clean it after my third use, although the care instructions suggest to machine wash in a laundry net so perhaps I may be being to rough when washing it. At this rate one cloth with daily use would probably last 2 months or so, but that's still WAY better than paying $20 for the original which would also get worn out anyway. It's packaged in plastic wrapping and includes simple English care instructions and laundry symbols. One thing that is not included in the English instructions(but is in the Japanese) is the suggestion to not launder it together with other items(makes sense since the cloth will be incredibly soiled with makeup which can be full of oils and waxes), but to use the washing machine just for cleaning this cloth is incredibly wasteful. Overall I would not use this as my regular makeup remover. Tugging is inevitable when you rely on friction to scrub the makeup off. I might want to use this with facial cleanser if I want to exfoliate a bit but I won't use it for primary makeup removal. I probably won't repurchase, but for $2(Daiso Canada price) I don't regret buying it, and since it does work it would be good to bring along on trips in case you ever forget your makeup removing oils and such. In addition, though it's not the intended use but since this is a microfibre cloth after all, you could also use the short pile side(dry of course) to wipe off the powder makeup on your brushes to spot clean.