Product Reviews by Sinthea

Cleansers - REN Clean Skincare - No. 1 Purity Cleansing Balm

5.0
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Mar/13/2011

Kind of surprised by the negative reviews, but it seems most users are 20s-30s with normal to combination skin. I'm a tad older and my skin is dry and sensitive, and I love this. Maybe REN shouldn't market for all skin types, but mark it for dry, sensitive and/or mature skin. Big note: photo above shows old pump-dispenser packaging. My last pump bottle jammed spring 2010 and I …Read more

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Shampoo - Phyto - Phytoneutre Shampoo

5.0
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Dec/14/2010

Surprised I haven't reviewed this yet - I've used it for 12 years or more - that should tell you. It is excellent, cleans hair without stripping it, natural ingredients, natural eucalyptussy scent which does not linger after you've washed your hair. My hair is between waist and hip long (so up to a metre long), and I wash every 3rd or 4th day, I do not use blowdryers or any …Read more

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Treatments (Eye) - SHISEIDO - Benefiance NutriPerfect Eye Serum

5.0
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Nov/03/2010

After using and loving Revive Eye Renewal cream for most of two or three years, I felt like it wasn't helping any more and it was time to move on. Saw good reviews for Shiseido's eye creams generally, and decided on this one, as it has carnosine which is a booster for cell renewal function, which I thought would be a good thing, and because whilst checking all the products in the shop …Read more

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Sunscreen - SHISEIDO - Sun Protection Eye Cream SPF 32 PA+++

5.0
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Nov/03/2010

Note my tube purchased summer 2010 in Portugal says SPF 25 PA+++, but no point opening new product listing. This is an excellent product. Agree it is a bit thick-gooey and sticky to apply and for a minute or two after, but then the skins sucks it up and it's fine, no shiny or on-going sticky finish, just needs a little time to absorb. This does not sting my eyes, and I have about a 50/50 …Read more

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Sunscreen - Caudalie - Soleil Divin Anti-Ageing Face Suncare SPF 50

5.0
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Nov/03/2010

Absolute holy grail of a facial high spf suncream, cannot believe no one else has reviewed yet. Very lightweight going on, spreads easily and evenly, is absorbed readily, does NOT leave either oily-shiny or metallic-shiny sheen - your face looks normal after application! Felt soothing and moisturising enough, even in very hot dry conditions (northern central Portugal), to use alone without …Read more

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Moisturizers - Caudalie - Premier Cru La Creme

4.0
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Nov/03/2010

May be on to a holy grail candidate here. My skin is a bit sensitive, dry, and after a hot sunny summer and three solid weeks Sept/Oct outdoors all day every day for harvest, my skin was a bit beat and needy. Started using this, and it's lovely and soothing. Full pump-squish delivers a perfect amount for face and neck (pet peeve of mine is dispensers that dump way too much and waste …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Unlisted Brand - nude - advanced smoothing complex

3.0
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Feb/22/2008

This one is a tough call for me. It makes an immediate and wonderful difference to my skin, but yuck for product texture etc.

When I applied this serum, my skin sucked it up very quickly, and when I looked again a few minutes later I suddenly understood what is meant by porcelain skin - my skin looked china - smooth and poreless, even around the nose and between brows, which are the …
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Lip Gloss - MAC Cosmetics - Corsette Lipglass

5.0
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Nov/05/2007

Ooh I like this. Website describes it as "dirty grey brown with gold pearl". I don't see grey in this colour. In tube it looks coppery brown. But on my lips!! I have pretty well coloured lips to begin with (the raquel welch Adventuresome was a near match to my lip colour if that helps you get bearings), and this on reads as just a lovely golden subtle sparkle. The nougatty …Read more

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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Mattene in Rapturous

5.0
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Oct/17/2007

Adore this lipstick. Very rich intense deep red. Another reviewer suggests it for a goth look. Well... maybe. I think of it as a very very Madame Executive power deep red. Matte without being scarey dusty dull, and still supple and comfortable on lips - lips don't flake and crack as with so many early matte formulas. Wore very well through a 5 course wine tasting dinner - lots of food …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Neal's Yard Remedies - Rehydrating Rose Facial Oil

5.0
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Aug/31/2007

This is excellent. One thing the SA told me, no one else has mentioned in their reviews: she said to mist your face with rosewater (or I suppose any other floral water, I use rose anyway), THEN apply the oil while your face is still damp. It helps the oil to be absorbed, also helps control how much you use. Two drops on my face, two drops for neck and decollete is all it takes. BTW - if it …Read more

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