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Sunscreen - Bioré - UV Perfect Face Milk SPF 50+ PA+++ [REFORMULATED 2014]

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Mar/11/2015

This review is for the WHITE bottle -- Product description: Superior lightweight UV block for face, Matte Effect. Provides long-lasting UV protection of SPF50+/ PA+++. It has an ultra light, non-sticky texture. Also an ideal makeup base, it contains Sebum-absorbing powder to give you that matte look and keep skin shine-free.

I bought this on eBay for around USD$12. It comes in a 30mL …
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Skincare - Face - Garden of Wisdom - Neem Oil

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Sep/22/2014

I hate being the odd one out with this because it seems to work so well for others, but neem seed oil didn't agree with my skin. For reference, I am oily, acne-prone, combo in winter/fall.

I was looking for a more moisturizing alternative to tea tree oil for the cooler months. I purchased the small one ounce bottle for less than $5 on the GoW website. Very reasonably priced. It …
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Treatments (Face) - Mario Badescu - Drying Cream

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Aug/21/2014

I ran out of my old sulfur acne treatment and wanted something I could use as a spot treatment during the daytime and nighttime, so I got this at Ulta (USD$14 for .05oz). It comes in a little plastic pot. It doesn't seem like a lot of product, but considering I only dab a very little amount on blemishes, I'm thinking that most of this cream will go bad before I get a chance to use it …Read more

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Cleansers - DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil

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Jul/03/2014

Love this! I purchased the full size (6.7 fl oz.) on Amazon for $25 with Prime shipping (regular price is $28 on DHC's site). I use this as both a makeup remover for my double-cleanse regimen and as a treatment for clogged pores and blackheads. I have oily, acne-prone skin, enlarged pores in my T-zone.

DHC sells sample sizes as well as a smaller 2.3 fl. oz. size. It comes in a …
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BB Cream - Holika Holika - Aqua Petit Jelly BB Cream

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Jul/03/2014

I purchased shade #2 (Aqua Neutral). I am around NC20-25, with yellow undertones, oily/acne-prone skin. This BB cream only comes in two shades (boooo).

I purchased this on eBay for just under USD$13 (40 mL) with free shipping. It came in a box with an oval wedge sponge.

This shade has a neutral undertone but still suits me very well. It has a thin gel-cream consistency …
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Treatments (Face) - Paula's Choice - RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2% BHA

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Jun/16/2014

This is what I was hoping the 2% BHA Liquid would be! For reference, my skin is oily/acne-prone, combo in the winter. My skin has been relatively zit-free for the past year or so, but with the weather getting warmer (and living in a humid climate again) I started getting a bunch of sudden breakouts. I had to stop using the 2% BHA Liquid because it was just way too harsh on my skin, but the Resist …Read more

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Toners - HADA LABO - Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Lotion

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Jun/12/2014

After using this for a few months now, I have decided that I love this moisturizer. My skin is oily and acne-prone, and during the summer I need a very light (yet hydrating) moisturizer that won't clog my pores. This fits the bill.

I bought this on Amazon for around USD$16 (170 ml). Price varies by retailer online, so it helps to shop around. It comes in a plastic standing bottle …
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Brows - Anastasia Beverly Hills - Brow Wiz

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Feb/12/2014

I do like this pencil. I'm always on the hunt for an awesome brow pencil and while not completely perfect for me, there was a lot I liked about this product. I have dark brown hair and I got the color in Medium Ash. The packaging is lovely; a very skinny twist-up no-sharpen pencil that you can twist back down, with a spoolie on the other end. The color suits me well -- it's not too gray …Read more

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Makeup Brushes - EcoTools - retractable kabuki

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Nov/20/2013

This is a decent, affordable retractable kabuki. The brush is dense and the bristles are so soft. Even after having it for over a year and washing it over and over again,the bristles are still in great condition. No shedding, and it holds its shape nicely. I mainly use this brush to apply finishing powder. This is always with me when I go traveling. My only con is that the casing material …Read more

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Highlighters - BECCA - Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid - Opal

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Nov/17/2013

For reference I am NC20-25, oily, combination in winter. Acne-prone.

'Opal' is a sheer, warm champagne-toned highlighter. It imparts an iridescent sheen, and while not completely detectable from a distance, it does have very very fine shimmers. The consistency is like a thin lotion that spreads easily. It has a slight perfumey smell that does not linger. It comes in a …
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