Product Reviews by MariaBraun

Fragrances - CHANEL - Chance

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Aug/02/2017

I am a huge fan of Chanel fragrances that work so well with my body chemistry. I could not live without my old times favourite Allure closely followed by Coco Noir, Coco Mademoiselle and No.5. I was quite keen to try this latest addition to the classy and sophisticated Chanel fragrance collection and I actually purchased it slightly on a whim. What can I say? This is very generic, so similar to …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - REN Clean Skincare - Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask

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Jul/19/2017

This product sounds like a great option to keep skin clear and glowing but I wasn't entirely convinced it would suit my extremely difficult oily yet super sensitive skin. Generally finding a product that doesn't give me a rash or break me out is a challenge and add to this the fact that this is not recommended for sensitive skin. I'm super happy to report that this works like a …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Unlisted Brand - Cacay Naturals Anti-aging oil

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May/06/2017

I've given this product a very fair testing period of over a year wanting to believe that it is something amazing alternating this with rosehip oil. While the claims about cacay oil are most definitely very impressive unfortunately the product doesn't deliver. I found this oil very average. It didn't make me break out in spots or rash which in itself is quite something considering …Read more

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Cleansers - REN Clean Skincare - EverCalm Cleansing Gel

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Feb/24/2017

I have very difficult skin, oily but sensitive so to find a product that works for me is a bit of a struggle. Products that calm my sensitivity break me out while those that work for oily skin are too harsh and further exacerbate my sensitivity. I was very keen to try this cleanser having read all the good reviews. Unfortunately for me this product is a disaster. After washing my face with this …Read more

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Skincare - Body - Melvita - Argan Oil

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May/29/2016

I've used rosehip oil for years but I'm quite new to argan oil. I've tried a few different brands. Melvita one although pricey is by far the best. I did some research prior to purchase and discovered that proper unrefined argan oil should be golden yellow, a bit cloudy with a nutty smell. This is exactly what Melvita Argan oil is (unlike some others I tried which were totally …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - John Masters Organics - 100% argan oil

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May/29/2016

This is a top quality argan oil. I love the smell, consistency, the lovely soft and smooth condition it leaves my skin in. Unfortunately I was only able to use it for about 7 days and a nasty contact dermatitis developed that's been taking more than 3 weeks to clear. Argan oil is being advertised on the web as a wonder product for eczema and rash prone skin. Having done my own research I …Read more

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Moisturizers - Unlisted Brand - Pai - Chamomile & Rosehip Sensitive Skin Cream

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Apr/20/2016

I am a huge fan of Pai Special Effect range with their beautiful Bioregenerate Oil and Kukui & Jojoba Beads Exfoliator. Unfortunately for me their cream range is a huge disappointment. I tried the Chamomile & Rosehip Calming cream and Geranium & Thistle Rebalancing one. They both irritated my eyes to the extend that the whole day I was wearing one or the other cream my eyes …Read more

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Fragrances - CHANEL - No 5 Eau Premiere

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Mar/15/2016

I am a huge fan of Chanel No 5 and Eau Premiere is a nice younger sister of the original. While the former is quite sharp and strong to start with Eau Premiere is much softer, yet manages to remain clean, soapy, creamy, powdery qualities of the original No 5. It is a nice fragrance and one that is easier to wear and smell that would probably not offend anyone which, considering that I generally …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Unlisted Brand - Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil

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Dec/14/2015

I am clearly in the minority here but I really am not a fan of Pai Bioregenerate Rosehip oil. I have used all the most popular brands of rosehip oil and generally adore most of them. They even out my skin tone, hydrate and make my skin smooth. For some weird reasons I find Pai's oil really drying which is even more surprising considering that my skin is oily. I love it's dark orange …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Unlisted Brand - Kosmea Rose Hip Oil

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Dec/14/2015

This is world's original rosehip oil and in my opinion by far the best. It is thick, dark orange with a strong herbaceous smell. Kosmea rosehip oil is made of rosehip seeds as well as the fruit hence the levels of vitamins and antioxidants are much higher than in seed only rosehip oils. I have used all the most popular brands of rosehip oil and there is nothing better than this. My skin …Read more

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