Product Reviews by M2JS

Masks - ORIGINS - Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask

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Aug/02/2016

I'm really not into masks as some others are. My normal to combination skin does fine without them, so if I use a mask it's more for relaxation. I don't care to do DIY masks either because cleaning up my blender is a pain and it feels like a waste to put honey or egg or avocado on my face when I could eat those ingredients. I bought this mask after hearing some others mention …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Paula's Choice - 10% Niacinamide Booster

5.0
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fromM2JS

Jul/24/2016

I love this product! I would readily buy this again. I've referred others to this booster. I was quite doubtful about the claim to shrink pores because let's face it, so many products claim to shrink pores. My pores aren't gigantic volcanic craters, but along the sides of my nose and a small part of my cheeks, I have noticeable pores. Noticeable at least to me. I could see a …Read more

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Sunscreen - La Roche-Posay - Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid

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fromM2JS

Jul/24/2016

I honestly don't understand those who rave about the Anthelios brand. I wouldn't buy this sunscreen again. I don't have skin prone to breakouts. However, the Anthelios 50 Mineral (Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid) made me break out in a way I haven't in at least two decades. For that reason alone, I'm giving it a one star.

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Liquid - Maybelline New York - FIT Me Foundation (Matte + Poreless)

4.0
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fromM2JS

Mar/20/2016

I haven't worn a Maybelline foundation in 20 years! I've really had such a poor opinion of them. As a South Asian woman, it is very hard to find a drugstore foundation that matches my skin tone. Either the foundations are too pink or too chocolaty. That's why I've bought department store brands until this past year. This foundation matches my skin tone well. I bought the …Read more

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Moisturizers - Philosophy - Renewed Hope in a Jar

5.0
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fromM2JS

Nov/15/2015

I haven't used their previous product, so I can't compare the two. However, I've tried all different brands of AHA for more than ten years. I've used this cream for two weeks now. Hands down it is my favorite alpha hydroxy lotion so far.

Things I liked: pleasant scent, no flaky skin, no red or irritated skin, no animal testing, absorbs easily and quickly, can …
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Moisturizers - Burt's Bees - Renewal Firming Day Lotion SPF 30

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fromM2JS

Sep/27/2015

I'm not sensitive to scents, but the hibiscus scent in this is not pleasing at all. It's a complete turn off. I reach into use this product from my makeup bag and I go past it because of the smell. What's ironic is that I come from the state where the hibiscus flower is the state flower! Other than the smell, the lotion doesn't go on very smoothly. You have to apply …Read more

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Misc Beauty Tools - Clarisonic - Mia2

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fromM2JS

Sep/02/2015

First my all important background and qualifications to speak about this product. I've used prescription retin-a products, over the counter retinol creams, expensive scrubs, pricey masks, spa treatments, alpha hydroxy lotions, beta hydroxy lotions and more. Unlike many of those products, the Mia2 made a difference in my skin's appearance after just one use. It is just that good. My …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - ORIGINS - Ginger souffle

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fromM2JS

Sep/01/2015

This was one of Oprah's Favorite Things on her end of the year Favorite Things episodes. When I saw her on TV proclaiming that she could lick herself after putting this on, I thought if it's good enough for a billionaire, it's good enough for M2JS!

I am in love with the light whipped texture of this cream. It's not a heavy greasy cream. It absorbs quickly. The …
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Polishes - Sally Hansen - Xtreme Wear Nail Color - All Colors

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fromM2JS

Sep/01/2015

I wouldn't buy this nail polish again. It's streaky, gummy, thick, hard to apply. This is how it is even with a brand new bottle in the Tickled Pink color. I would expect these from an older bottle of nail polish, but not one I just bought from Target. The color is fine, but the texture of the polish is awful. Even the price is not a redeeming feature because you can't really …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Unlisted Brand - Renova - Renova Rx cream

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fromM2JS

Aug/31/2015

I used Renova for two years. Boy do I feel like a fool. My doctor wrote a prescription for it. I wanted to see its wrinkle diminishing effects. I don't have any obvious deep wrinkles now, but hey, it can't hurt to start early, right? I used it for two years straight thinking I would finally see some improvement in my skin, but nothing happened. It worked fine as a moisturizer, but …Read more

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