Product Reviews by Daphers

Self Tanners - Deciem - Chemistry Glow Oil

4.0
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Jun/23/2016

I don't normally bother with self-tanners as I always find them streaky, orange, smelly and too dark.

Sheer curiosity drew me to Glow Oil: it doesn't use DHA, the tanning ingredient that's in every other self-tanner, so I bought it just to try out of interest rather than ever thinking I'd actually use it regularly, let alone wear it out in public.

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Moisturizers - Unlisted Brand - Atopalm MLE Cream

5.0
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Apr/08/2015

First the cream: this is a really light-feeling product yet it's powerfully hydrating. I've been applying it to some very sore skin with a compromised skin barrier which I've been having problems with for a year now, and I'm starting to see improvement. In particular my eyelids were painfully crepey and to my delight the crepiness is receding. I'd tried about 8 different …Read more

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Cleansers - ELEMIS - Pro Radiance Cream Cleanser

5.0
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Sep/05/2012

My skin: oily, sensitive, clog-prone, gets dehydrated easily.

I apply this to dry skin in the evening and massage it in a little. You don't need to go mad; massage it gently so you don't break your capillaries. I remove my eye make-up with Bioderma first as I don't like using oily products on my eyes.

I leave it on while I brush my teeth so it has a couple …
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Misc Beauty Tools - Emjoi - Micro-Pedi Portable Pedicure Device

5.0
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Jun/12/2012

This is one of those electrical pedicure devices that has a coarse surface whizzing round to get rid of dead skin on the feet. I've tried a couple of these from other brands before and they did zilch; the only reason I tried buying this was that it had nothing but 5-star reviews on the Boots website.

I tried it last night on my poor callused feet and - it works. I have mostly …
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Treatments (Face) - No Brand (DIY or homemade) - Spearmint Tea for Acne

4.0
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Feb/07/2012

I’ve been drinking spearmint tea for about three months now in an attempt to reduce my androgen-related acne. I drink a cup twice a day. Some people restrict their drinking to a certain portion of their cycle only; I haven’t tried that.

Results:
No hormonal acne! In other words, no cysts on the chin. Skin significantly less oily and shiny. I’m back to blotting only once a …
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Lip Treatments - Unlisted Brand - Dr Lipp Original - Nipple Balm for Lips

5.0
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Jul/25/2011

Let me start by announcing that I am a lip balm addict. I re-apply lip balm so often it looks like I have a tic, probably every 5 minutes or so. (And to be clear, this IS a lip balm. It was originally designed for sore breast-feeding nipples, hence the name.) Having discovered Dr Lipp, this is no longer the case. I put some on and it's still there up to four hours later. This is a …Read more

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Masks - Unlisted Brand - Institut Esthederm Osmoclean Gentle Deep Pore Cleanser

5.0
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Oct/29/2010

This is not a daily cleanser! It's an occasional-use deep cleanser, for once or twice a week, so I've put it under Masks.

Now that's out of the way let me rave about this awesome product. It's purpose is to dissolve blackheads and clogged pores in a gentle way. If you have blackheads and have been using clay masks, I strongly recommend you switch to this. It …
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Skincare - Body - LUSH - Black Stockings

4.0
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Aug/12/2010

This is one of two new Lush products (the other is Silk Stockings) which are body tints. Both of them retail at an overpriced £7.50, they are solid and buttery, like the massage bars. Both have a slight tint (obviously) and some shimmer.

Silk Stockings is supposed to be for pale skins, like mine, but it's very pink-toned and looks ridiculous on my pale yellow skin, so I went …
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Bronzers - LUSH - Charlotte Island Body Tint

5.0
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Jul/23/2010

I have been looking for a good wash-off bronzer for my legs for literally years. I've tried a lot of products and hated them all. They were streaky and either invisible or ludicrously dark. Eventually I tried Charlotte Island because I'm an old Lush fan.

This. Is. Awesome. No streaks. Seriously. I don't bother with fake tan any more because I can't manage a …
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Lip Gloss - Le Metier de Beaute - Lip Creme Lip Gloss - Sweet Creme

2.0
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Jul/19/2010

Despite reading the previous review to mine which warns that this product is basically colourless, I still went ahead and ordered it. And the reviewer was absolutely right. Even if you pile on this light pink product you still get absolutely no colour payoff. Texture is ok, not too sticky, but the smell is extremely sweet. I'm not a fan of sweet scents so YMMV but I found this unwearably …Read more

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