Product Reviews by Viridian

Moisturizers - Kate Somerville - Deep Tissue Repair with Peptide K8

2.0
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9 months ago

I honestly can't understand what the fuss is about with this, especially considering how much it costs. It's a perfectly nice, neutral moisturiser with very little scent and that sinks in easily with no irritation.. and no discernable positive difference either! I honestly noticed no changes whatsoever when I used this. Very, very underwhelming.

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Moisturizers - Unlisted Brand - Augustinus Bader The Cream

5.0
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10 months ago

Oh how I wish this wasn't so criminally expensive. I also wish it wasn't just so, so good!

I bought this as a treat when I found out I was going to be spending time in hospital recovering from major surgery.. I'm so, so glad I did.

It was the only product I needed to use after cleansing and within only a few days I was left with basically the best skin of my …
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Masks - Dr. Jart+ - Water Fuse Sleeping Mask

4.0
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Apr/29/2018

I love or at least like, ( I'm looking at you, Ceramidin cream..) most of what I've tried in the Dr Jart+ range, even though a lot was designed for a different climate/ set of skincare needs than a red headed freckled lady in Europe.

Given I'm on a mission to find the holy grail of rehydration products so I can lay off the need to spritz every half hour past lunchtime …
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Skincare - Face - Liz Earle - Superskin Overnight Mask

5.0
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Jan/09/2018

If you're looking for something to transform parched, tired skin that's in need of a bit of TLC, look no further. Oh, and spoiler alert, try it on your arms, it's a game changer.

I'm writing this review in the middle of one of those really spectacular, unglamorous winter colds doing the rounds, everything about me looks grim I will not lie, except, that is, for my …
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Cleansers - HADA LABO - Gokujyun Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil

5.0
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Oct/21/2017

Absolutely superb oil cleanser, and I've tried pretty much every one on the market. It's a super effective oil cleanser, and it works as well as others two or three times the price.

So gentle, I've never had a bad reaction to it, even through chemotherapy and all the skin problems that brought. I use it for both make up removal and as a morning cleanse.
What sets …
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Sunscreen - Deciem - NIOD Survival 30

4.0
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Aug/06/2017

Another wonderful, game changing product from NIOD that just does NOT work in the NIOD bottle format.

First, the product itself. I saw the colour and consistency and had misgivings- it's a tinted physical sunscreen and I've always avoided them because of the worrying 'bad foundation' cast some can give you, I should not have worried, this is Deciem after …
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Masks - Deciem - NIOD Flavanone Mud

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May/23/2017

OK, so I admit I'm on my second jar of this, and it's still one of my staples despite being not necessarily the most pleasant product to use.

On the plus side it spreads incredibly easily, and you only need a thin layer for it to do it's work.
It doesn't smell bad either (unlike other NIOD products like Sanskrit Saponins which to me smells vile)

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Treatments (Face) - Deciem - The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2%+B5

4.0
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May/20/2017

It's great.

As someone whose skin can't cope and gets sulky and dehydrated without a daily dose of hyaluronic acid, I was so glad to see this in the Ordinary range.

It has no smell and a nice spreadable texture. Great as a base for moisturiser or oils.

I never experienced any sensitivity issues or breakouts.

The downside is it's not …
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Treatments (Face) - Deciem - The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion

5.0
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May/20/2017

Realised it was time I started adding some higher strength retinol to my skincare again, and given how much I trust these guys, this was my first choice.

It's great - the most important thing is that there's pretty much none of the usual initial retinol soreness from using this stuff. (don't know if anyone else finds that off putting but it has stopped me from using …
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Moisturizers - Sisley-Paris - Black Rose Precious Face Oil

4.0
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Apr/22/2017

Bought this along with the Black Rose facial mask as a special treat, and because I'd heard so much about it I just had to see for myself.

Yes, it's glorious. You do only need a couple of stops to easily cover your face and neck. It sinks in like a dream and it smells wonderful.

The most important thing is the glow it leaves you with- it makes my skin look …
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