Product Reviews by CountessDementia

Hair - Kérastase - Lait Vital

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Feb/07/2011

This was a reckless and in retrospect, self-delusional, purchase I made back in the early months of 2009. At the time, I was at the tail-end of my 7 month course of Accutane and was desperate to salvage my once lush, flowing tresses which had been reduced by the medication to something resembling fried straw. I didn't want to believe that my hair really was as dry and damaged as it looked so …Read more

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Moisturizers - Unlisted Brand - Mukti Botanicals Calendula Creme

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Dec/29/2010

Sometime in late 2009, I suffered from intensely hypersensitive skin. My complexion was subjected to frequent bouts of itchiness, made worse by angry red patches and pink bumps that were a combined result of an eroded skin barrier and dehydration (thank you, Differin!). Trying to treat what I thought at the time to be a case of chronic dermatitis, I made the switch to organic, paraben and …Read more

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Shampoo - Unlisted Brand - Carlton Hydro-Balance Brazilian Mango Thermal Shampoo

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Sep/08/2010

I've been at war with my hair for the past one and a half years ever since getting off a 7 month course of Accutane. My previously lush, flowing locks have been replaced by a dry, brittle, frizzy mess that simply refuses to be tamed no matter how many moisturizing shampoos, conditioners and serums I threaten it with. I have tried so many different treatments all in the hopes of getting my …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - VICHY - Aqualia Thermal Serum [DISCONTINUED]

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Mar/26/2010

I'm sorry to be the one to bring the rating down for this product but I've found the Aqualia Thermal range to be irritating to my fragile, hypersensitive skin. I started out using the Aqualia Thermal Light gel-cream moisturizer which was a big disappointment (see my review for rants about preservatives, fragrance and alcohol) as it caused extreme itching, redness and swelling. The …Read more

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Moisturizers - VICHY - Aqualia Thermal Light

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Mar/25/2010

I am so disappointed that this did not work for me. Since late 2009, I have been on what seems to be a never-ending quest to repair my fragile, sensitive, chronically dehydrated skin. I experience sensitivity, redness, itching and burning from a lot of ingredients in products, and have wasted thousands of dollars searching for something that soothes, hydrates and protects all in one. …Read more

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Gels/ Soaps - The Body Shop - Coconut Bath and Shower Cream

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Feb/11/2010

Unlike the other reviewers who feel this bodywash to accurately replicate the scent of real coconut, I find it to smell awfully plastic and fake. Maybe I had the misfortune of getting a bad bottle but every time I lathered up with this in the shower, I got a scent akin to burning rubber. I bought a tiny 60 ml-size bottle of this shower cream for RM 8 at a TBS sale last April, but found it so …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - H2O+ Beauty - Citrus Squeeze Moisture Boosting Body Balm

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Feb/11/2010

I continue to be heartily impressed with H2O bodycare as it represents a refreshing departure from my usual BBW staples. Citrus Squeeze is a summer-time essential, a smooth, weightless, greaseless lotion with kiwi, apricot, orange and lemon fruit extracts, as well as shea butter and aloe-vera for a skin-pampering radiance boost. Provitamin B and vitamin E keeps skin soft and nourished, drenching …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - Bath & Body Works - Pink Grapefruit Body Cream

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Dec/25/2009

This is hands down my absolute favourite Bath and Body Works scent! Pink Grapefruit is the quintessential summer scent: a luscious blend of yup, you guessed it, pink grapefruit, sweet valencia orange, clementine, white woods and musk. Fun and flirtatious with a little sophisticated edge, just breathtaking! This scent has captivated me so much that I own it in body cream, body splash and EDT …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - Aesop - Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm

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Dec/23/2009

I received a 2 ml sample sachet of this hand-cream during my last visit to the mall, when in a whirl of frenzied last-minute Christmas shopping I careened into the salesgirl at the Aesop counter. After mutual apologies were exchanged, she gave me a sample of the Resurrection Aromatique (oooh fancy name!) hand-cream in a bid to make me purchase one of the handcare gift-sets available. Though I …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - Yves Rocher - Noix de Coco de Malaise Silky Cream

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Dec/20/2009

I am a sucker for anything coconut but it's so hard to find good coconut scents that don't have an oily or plastic undertone. I've never paid much attention to the Yves Rocher stores here in Malaysia, always bypassing them in favour of The Body Shop or L'Occitane. What a world of wonderful, reasonably-priced bath-and-body treasures I've been missing out on! Most major …Read more

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