Product Reviews by DDGattina

Treatments (Face) - Deciem - The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%

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Jun/15/2018

Oh how I wanted to like this stuff! I have used prescription azelaic acid (Finacea) and it was great for my skin, but the co-pays are obscene. So hoping that this lower strength formula would work for me. Unfortunately the formulation is very very drying. It seems to have mattifying agents in it, unlike the Finacea gel formula. It felt very uncomfortable on my face despite being 10% vs. the …Read more

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Primer/ Corrector - Giorgio Armani - Master Corrector

5.0
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Nov/30/2016

I've had dark circles since I was a child (really!) so I have tried everything out there, expensive to cheap, and the Armani correctors and concealers are winners. (The only other product that I like is IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye, and the Armani wins extra points for easy to use packaging).

The key to a great result is getting expert advice on which color will work with your …
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Tinted Moisturizer - SHISEIDO - Urban Environment Tinted UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF43

4.0
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Feb/07/2016

Overall, this is a solid product. Oil-free, has a sheer, natural finish. Not a lot of coverage, but somewhat buildable. Once it sets, it doesn't feel like there is anything on your skin (which is what I prefer). So far has not caused breakouts or blemishes (my usual problem with sunscreen products). Wish there were a few more colors, and best to try those colors on, as the one that …Read more

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Sunscreen - Isomers - Sunscreen SPF 20 w/ UV Pearls

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Jul/09/2015

Oh darn. I used to love this sunscreen, when it was oil-free. Just checked the ingredients when I was going to buy, and now it has been reformulated with mineral oil. So can't use it as any oil makes me break out. Darn darn darn. Why can't companies leave well enough alone?

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Treatments (Face) - VICHY - Normaderm Tri-Activ Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care

5.0
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Nov/10/2014

So far, so good, really good. I have only used this for a week, but my skin looks great--hydrated, clearer in the way salicylic acid refines texture and luminosity IF your skin likes salicylics. If your skin does well with SA, this is a lovely formulation, because it provides oil-free moisture and treatment. The texture is great, and it is neither matte nor shiny...just looks like …Read more

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Moisturizers - Paula's Choice - Hydralight Moisture-Infusing Lotion

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Nov/06/2014

Sadly, this caused breakouts, a flare-up of rosacea papules (but not redness). And since it has a ton of ingredients, it is difficult to figure out what was causing the problem. But certainly for my rosacea-prone skin, it did not prove non-irritating, despite the claims of clinical testing. Goes to show that every skin is different, something that Paula's rather holier-than-thou reviews …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Paula's Choice - Clinical Instant Calm Advanced Redness Relief

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Nov/06/2014

After reading all of Paula Begoun's stinging reviews of most other skincare, I thought it was time to try a few products in her line. My formerly very tolerant skin is now plagued by moderate rosacea, so the "Clinical" Instant Calms seemed just what I was looking for...no irritants, no oils (my skin also reacts badly to any oils). Sadly, there was no redness relief, instant or …Read more

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Concealers - Josie Maran Cosmetics - Argan Creamy Concealer Crayon

3.0
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May/17/2014

I like this concealer for undereye areas! I have tried just about everything on the market for undereye circles (hereditary, had them since childhood) and this is one good alternative. First, I like the very creamy, moist texture--unusual for a crayon or stick. The coverage is sheer but natural (I do apply over eye cream) and blends well into skin even when I don't use a foundation. I like …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - Shea Moisture - Organic Raw Shea Butter Hydrating Body Lotion

5.0
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Apr/10/2014

I've repurchased this several times, and bought it for my mother, who has very dry skin. She loves it too. First, the ingredients are great, and for the price (at Target) it is a super-bargain. The scent is natural. (I can't stand fake scents!) A little too much honeysuckle for me, especially in warm weather, but at least it smells like real honeysuckle. (Note to the company: I …Read more

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Cleansers - BIODERMA - Sensibio H2O Micellar Cleansing Water and Makeup Remover Solution

3.0
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Dec/01/2013

Oh Darn. I have used other micellar waters without a problem (Payot) and given the great reviews I had high hopes for Bioderma's. But after a couple days I started having breakouts, and this was the only change in my routine. My sensitive/reactive/ rosacean skin had been well under control (thank you Finacea) and I purchased this hoping it would be even gentler than washing during winter …Read more

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