Product Reviews by aenflex

Fragrances - diptyque - Philosykos

3.0
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1 month ago

Philosykos the infamous - those on a perfume journey eventually creep their way up to it, and the house. I'm going to go right out on a fragile limb here and start with the facts as I see them:

It's a linear, quiet, hyper-realistic fig fragrance. Until almost the dry down, it doesn't smell like a perfume, it smells like figs. Before you start the 'Oh, but …
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Sunscreen - EltaMD - UV Daily Facial Broad Spectrum SPF 40

4.0
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7 months ago

This is a decent sunscreen, (that uses both chemical and physical filters), for certain situations. I rated it 4 stars because of the easy to wear formula. If you’ve got the budget for it, and don’t mind having incomplete UV protection, it’s a great product.

CONS: It’s way expensive for 1.7 oz, $26+ depending where you get it. The pump bottle doesn’t let you ensure you get all of the …
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Concealers - Kevyn Aucoin - The Sensual Skin Enhancer

5.0
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7 months ago

Unbelievable. This product is SO good. I'm 39, and while I like makeup, I've never been a regular wearer of foundation. Why? Because I could never find one that didn't look heavy, cakey, cling to every hair, dry patch. I could never find one that perfected MY skin instead of making it look like I was wearing a mask, I could never find one that I could figure out how to work with …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Avene - Cold Cream Lip Balm

4.0
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9 months ago

Like most lip balms, this performs better when applied right before bed. And like most other lips balms I’ve used, my lips are soft and moist when I wake up. So in that respect, the Avene isn’t a stand out product to me. If you’ve never apllied a decent lip balm before bed, def. give it a try!

I’m a lip balm junky. I have/had Nuxe, Sisley, La Mer, every Burt’s bees, Lush, Nivea …
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Misc Beauty Tools - Clarisonic - Mia2

5.0
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10 months ago

**TL;DR - an excellent deep cleanser that exfoliates gently and fully, provided you use a brush head that’s compatible with your skin type. I would never gum it up by not removing make up and sunscreen before using it. For me, it’s a deep treatment that I use 2-3 times per week max and my skin looks and feels amazing, flakes completely gone, dullness gone, skin smooth and boy do products go on …Read more

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Cleansers - CLINIQUE - Liquid Facial Soap Extra Mild

2.0
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10 months ago

This is a cream cleanser that’s soap and surfactant free. It uses oils and humectants to cleanse skin. There are plenty of options of the market that have similar formulations, Glossier Milky Jelly, Body Shop Aloe cream cleanser, Ponds, and the list goes on. Even cleansing with plain oil uses the same principle.

If you’re not used to cleansing with things like this, it’ll definitely …
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Sunscreen - Neutrogena - Sheer Zinc Sunscreen Face Lotion SPF 50

4.0
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Jun/20/2018

The other reviewers are right - this formula is thick and hard to spread. I wish Neutrogena would spend more time perfecting the formula. However, this has a very high percentage of zinc oxide, which is the best UV blocker, protection, stability, tolerance. It’s not super easy to find an all Physical sun screen with 20% ZO.

I save this for days when I’m going to be outside in the sun …
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Treatments (Face) - La Mer - The Treatment Lotion

3.0
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Jun/10/2018

Yes, I love the original CDLM. I’ve used it for years. No, I don’t believe the hype of La Mer, and don’t think skincare needs to be expensive to work, or that all expensive skincare is worth it.

This does have some interesting ingredients: the famous fermented sea kelp, fermented yeast, another type of algae, and a whole bunch of minerals, magnesium gluconate, copper gluconate, zinc …
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Treatments (Face) - SK-II - Facial Treatment Essence

3.0
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Jun/04/2018

If you tend towards fungal acne, (it’s a thing, look it up), then use this product with extreme caution, or not at all. Yeast is the main ingredient in this product, and fungal acne is a yeast overgrowth problem...

I see so many reviews with people getting worse skin, more breakouts, worse breakouts, itchiness, rashes, etc. Quite probable that those, and many people, can’t tolerate …
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