Product Reviews by Mikeswife

Moisturizers - CeraVe - Skin Renewing Night Cream

4.0
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Sep/26/2017

I bought this because I wanted something that was a step up from CeraVe's moisturizing cream.

Price: I think I paid $13 for this on Amazon, and it's not even half the size of the cream tub. Still not terribly expensive for a night cream, IMO.

Packaging: Don't love the jar, but this stuff is so thick I am not sure you'd be able to pour it from a bottle or …
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Sunscreen - EltaMD - UV Daily Facial Broad Spectrum SPF 40

5.0
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Sep/26/2017

This is my favorite daily sunscreen, hands down.

Price: I bought this with a coupon code form Derm Store; I think I paid ~$32 for the 1.7oz airless pump bottle

Packaging: I love the Elta MD pump--it is so easy to dispense as little or as much as needed. It travels well and is air tight.

Product: I confess that it took me far too long to get into the routine of …
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Treatments (Face) - Alpha Skin Care - Intensive Rejuvinating Serum 14% Glycolic AHA

5.0
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Sep/26/2017

This is an excellent lightweight serum used to combat fine lines and wrinkles and to improve skin texture and clarity.

Price: I bought this, at 2 ounces for $19, on Amazon. Compared to the last AHA serum I was using (at $90 for 1oz), it's a steal.

Packaging: Air tight bottle with a pump. Perfectly adequate

Product: I have been using AHA's on my skin …
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Treatments (Face) - Unlisted Brand - Nexcare Acne Absorbing Cover

5.0
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Feb/10/2017

These should be a staple for anyone who suffers from any sort of acne.

Price: I think I paid $7 for a pack on eBay; my acne comes in spurts, so 36 lasted me more than a year.

Packaging: these come in a sterile wrapping and the pads themselves are sandwiched between two pieces of clear plastic. It can be a little tricky at first to determine which is the truly sticky …
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Sunscreen - SkinCeuticals - Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50

3.0
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Feb/09/2017

This is a runny tinted daily sunscreen, probably a good option for those with normal to oily skin.

Price: I bought this as a sample in an attempt to find a daily use sunscreen. I will not be purchasing a full-size bottle, but I believe its price per ounce is in line with other comparable brands like Elta MD, Drunk Elephant or Shiseido.

Packaging: The samples I got were in …
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Sunscreen - EltaMD - UV Clear SPF 46

5.0
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Feb/09/2017

This is my HG sunscreen for under work makeup.

Price: Purchased a full-size bottle with a DermStore coupon code, so it wasn't too terrible. The price of this is more or less in line with other brands of similar status (I looked at Clinique, Dermalogix, Drunk Elephant, Neostrata)

Packaging: Right now I'm using up some sample packets, but the pump applicator was a …
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Lip Treatments - Drunk Elephant - Lippe Balm

4.0
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Feb/09/2017

This is a very good lip moisturizer, but I am not sure if it's worth the $22 price tag.

Price: I bought this with a DermStore coupon code, so that helped. I am a lip-product junkie, so I really wasn't that put off by the cost of this, until I realized I usually pay upwards of $20 for products that actually provide some color too. Whoops.

Packaging: this is in an …
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Treatments (Face) - Drunk Elephant - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum

5.0
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Feb/09/2017

I wish I knew how to quit you, Drunk Elephant!

Price: Others have said it before, but I will reiterate: this stuff is $90 for an ounce. Sigh. Never in my life have I spent anything near that for one product to use on my face.

Packaging: I find the packaging a little deceiving: when I first got this, I couldn't figure out how to operate the pump and accidentally took …
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Skincare - Face - Drunk Elephant - C-Firma Day Serum

5.0
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Feb/09/2017

This product is why I looked at the Drunk Elephant line in the first place.

Price: I have been reading a lot lately about the benefits of using Vitamin C on the skin, so I turned to Beautypedia to get some recommendations. I was a little surprised to see that all 5-star rated products in the Vitamin C category are all relatively expensive, so it took me a while to come to terms with …
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Skincare - Face - Drunk Elephant - Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil

2.0
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Feb/09/2017

This is a moisturizing oil from a niche (for now) brand; I am not sure it's worth the price and the smell make take some getting used to.

Price: $70 for one ounce at Sephora. You can also get this through Dermstore with one of their coupon codes.

Packaging: small glass opaque bottle, nice heft, dropper application.

Product: This is 100% marula oil. DE …
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