Product Reviews by Alyonka

Treatments (Face) - Dermalogica - Sound Sleep Cocoon

4.0
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5 months ago

This is more of a sleeping mask than a night cream. With its light texture it’s not particularly moisturizing, but after using it at night my face appears to be smooth and line-free by the morning. However, this seems to be the same cosmetic effect that a primer would give you - as soon as the product is washed off, all the lines reappear. Although the light scent of lavender and sandalwood took …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - CLINIQUE - Smart Custom repair serum

3.0
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Nov/18/2017

I feel like the "smart" serum is trying to do too many things - thus not that effective on any of the fronts it's trying to tackle. I like Clinique Turnaround serum a lot more, It doesn't promise to reduce fine lines but unlike this one, it really delivers when it comes to radiance. The Smart serum is not worse than a lot of serums with similar claims in the same price range …Read more

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Shampoo - Redken - high rise volume lifting shampoo

2.0
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Nov/19/2016

The name of the shampoo is very misleading. It contains silicones to coat hair and make it appear fuller but it ultimately weighed my hair down at the roots. I have fine hair and lots of it, and unless I use root lifters, it tends to look flat on top and puff out at the bottom. As someone who strives for serious crown volume, I can tell you that your best bet to maintain volume at the roots is …Read more

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Hair Styling Tools - Conair - Infiniti Pro 1875 AC Motor Dryer

2.0
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Feb/15/2016

This hair drier is efficient and dries hair fairly fast, but it's on the heavy side and louder than others I've had. However, the real deal breaker for me was the design of its back vent. It's very protruding and dome-shaped without almost any plastic slats on the grill to protect your hair. The back vent sucked my hair in twice during one session! Maybe if your hair is short …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - CLINIQUE - Repairwear Laser Focus Smooths, Restores, Corrects (NEW September 2013 Formula)

5.0
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Sep/05/2013

I have a trial size of this reformulated serum and use it in the morning, and the old formula in the evening. The texture of the new formula remains the same, very light and easy to spread, though Clinique claims this one has a higher concentration of beneficial ingredients than the old one. I have been using the serum for about three weeks and yet remain to be impressed with its wrinkle fighting …Read more

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Cleansers - Beyond Belief - Alpha/Beta Hydroxy Deep Pore Oil Free Foaming Cleanser

1.0
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Aug/10/2012

To clarify, the exact name of this cleanser has been and remains Beyond Belief ABH Pore Refining Cleanser. I loved the original formula and have been using it for years. However, recently the cleanser has been completely reformulated. While the name of the product has not been changed, it has become truly misleading considering a totally new ingredient list of the cleanser. First of all, the new …Read more

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Gels/ Soaps - Yves Rocher - Jardins Du Monde - All Shower Gels

5.0
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Apr/30/2011

I love Yves Rocher bath products! In fact, I prefer them over the BBW shower gels. They are gently on your skin, have a cute packaging, and most of them smell wonderfully, there is nothing artificial. With all the specials and free shipping deals that Yves Rocher runs on their products, you can get them for a very good price. My favorite shower gels are Plasirs Natures in Rasberry and …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - American Beauty - Beauty Boost

5.0
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Apr/30/2011

I first bought this cream based on the MUA reviews and have been buying it for years now. It's a really good night time moisturizer with just the right amount of exfoliation to keep your skin radiant but not completely stripped of natural oils. While it does have anti-oxidants, I am not sure how good they are since this cream is packaged in a jar. I wish it was packaged in an air tight …Read more

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Conditioner - L'Oreal Paris - Nature's Therapy Mega Moisture Nurturing Creme

5.0
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Apr/30/2011

I use this deep conditioner as a weekly treatment, and it's the only thing that has kept my hair looking decent through years of creative styling and daily blowdrying. It gives my hair the moisture it needs without weighing it down, smells great, and is packaged in a generous size tub. What's not to love.

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