Product Reviews by aidenraine

Treatments (Eye) - Dr. Hauschka - Eye Contour Day Cream

3.0
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Jan/12/2013

I am living abroad so I paid more than the usual fortune to get this. But the air is so dry during the winter in Tokyo, that I was pretty desperate. I had developed a lot of eczema around my eyes, and was looking like a pretty big fright. So, I thought I'd try this balm only at night first but it wasn't really doing much other than making my eye area greasy. It actually made the eczema …Read more

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Hair Color - Unlisted Brand - Naturcolor Herbaceuticals Natural Hair Color - All Shades

5.0
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May/23/2012

I was getting tired of the orangey color that my hair seems to get when I use henna/indigo. At first it's always nice and dark/reddish, but as it fades I hate the way it looks. After researching around (wasting more time than I'd care to admit) I realized I had basically two choices: henna/indigo, dye that doesn't contain PPD but doesn't work, or dye with as little of the …Read more

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Moisturizers - ORIGINS - Starting Over (with Mimosa)

2.0
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Apr/24/2012

I loved the scent of this one- bright and citrusy, it seemed like it could quickly becoming a favorite of mine, as the texture was similarly nice and creamy without being too thick. But alas.... Origins products haven't impressed me in years. For one, their cageyness about disclosing ingredients is a turnoff and makes me feel like they're "greenwashing" (pretending to be safe …Read more

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Moisturizers - Pratima - Botanical Moisture Cream

4.0
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Apr/15/2012

This is a great general face cream. It seems like it'd work on everything from sensitive to combination skin. I found that because it's intended to be a rather basic and universal face cream that it didn't quite target my skin's specific needs well enough - for me that means serious skin smoothing/anti-wrinkle power. And my skin is so dry that I need a bit of a heavier …Read more

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Body Scrubs - Burt's Bees - Cranberry & Pomegranate Sugar Scrub

4.0
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Apr/15/2012

This is actually a really good scrub. The texture is the perfect balance between coarse and moisturizing. And when I use it, even though I've got extremely dry skin, lotion is almost unnecessary. Almost. This gets my elbows and legs super smooth. I like the pieces of berry in it as well, as they remind me that this isn't just a bunch of fragrance oil and dye.

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Treatments (Eye) - ORIGINS - Plantscription Anti-aging eye treatment

3.0
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Apr/09/2012

I just finished a tube of this- yes, tube, not the pot that I see on the Origins site. I wonder why they're using a pot for it- I really wish more products would use tubes for sanitary reasons, but I digress.
I don't have much going on in the way of eye area wrinkles, but I do have some "cross-hatching" and some fine lines that could use softening. I must admit that as I …
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Cleansers - ORIGINS - Checks and Balances

3.0
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Apr/08/2012

This product is the equivalent of toothpaste for my skin- white, foamy, and leaves it feeling squeaky clean. Seriously... squeaky clean. I have super dry skin, so I am not sure why I was given a free sample of this one.

I must admit, I don't actually use Origins' stuff, but I do drop off my expired/used up/hated cosmetics to be recycled there- and it's absolutely …
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Shampoo - Unlisted Brand - JR Liggett Old Fashioned Shampoo bar Jojoba & Peppermint

2.0
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Feb/08/2012

I love shampoo bars- I've got short hair, and they often work well and are less wasteful. Buuuuut.... I was really disappointed by this product. So disappointed that I actually chucked the bar in the trash, which is something I've never done before. After washing my hair with this bar it felt too clean, somewhat squeaky. And then within a few hours of washing my hair it would become …Read more

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Treatments (Eye) - Pratima - Saffron Eye Ghee

2.0
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Nov/08/2011

I really should have known better. I mean, I know that ghee is clarified butter. And I should have asked myself if I really wanted to rub that under my eyes before ordering. By the time I figured out that I disliked this product (I waited to finish up another eye cream before opening it), I couldn't return it (short window for online returns), so I soldiered through the jar.

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Shampoo - Pratima - Geranium Rose Shampoo

3.0
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Oct/30/2011

This was my first Pratima product, and I still like her despite it being prohibitively expensive to ship from her website to TX, and my not digging this shampoo so much. Despite having very short hair (pixie cut), I felt like I needed to use so much of this shampoo to get my hair clean. I've only used very natural shampoos in the past x many years, so this isn't an "expecting more …Read more

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