Product Reviews by alexgilchrist

Treatments (Face) - Sunday Riley - Luna Sleeping Night Oil

5.0
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Mar/18/2017

I love this retinoid Oil! I was already a fan of the brand in general and loved their now discontinued Bionic moisturiser.
This oil contains one of the newest kinds of retinol ester and while I don't find it quite so fast working as pure retinol, it's definitely super refining and it's far more stable anyway. The smell is pretty interesting; to me it smells like an overbrewed …
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Moisturizers - Sunday Riley - C.E.O. C + E antiOXIDANT Protect + Repair Moisturizer

5.0
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Feb/21/2017

I love this cream! It feels and smells amazing and absorbs really quickly, despite feeling so rich when first applied.
I don't really have any pigmentation to comment on brightening but I definitely have have noticed a more even texutre and tone; and I'm pretty sure that I've had a few less blemishes due to the pollution protection.
As for the jar, I do honestly prefer …
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Treatments (Eye) - TALIKA - Talika Eye Therapy Patch

4.0
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Jul/25/2016

I think these patches do what they say on the tin (pretty much) but through remarkably simple methods; ones that are incredibly cheap to make.
The main ingredient in this is mineral oil, so I think the main way that these work is they just prevent any water loss from the eye and force hydration into the skin. That being said however, they do work - I definitely notice a reduction in darkness …
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Skincare - Face - Revive - Sensitif Renewal Lotion - Oil Free

1.0
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Mar/06/2016

Very shiny and sticky product with an overwhelming perfumed smell. I tried this moisturiser for about 1 week with samples from space.NK and after checking out what's actually inside this product, I was seriously unimpressed - and for over £100!
The sunscreen in here, whilst not white or chalky, left my face super shiny - not great for an oil-free product.
As well as this, any of …
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Lip Treatments - Unlisted Brand - Dr Lipp Original - Nipple Balm for Lips

5.0
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Mar/06/2016

Super thick, super rich, super nourishing. This stuff is actually fairly hard to apply because it's so thick, but it works at providing a nourishing barrier on your lips (or anywhere else that needs protecting).
If you put this on before bed, it'll still be there by morning.
I like that it has barely any smell or taste but some people might find that off putting and want …
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Treatments (Face) - Sunday Riley - Juno Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil

5.0
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Mar/06/2016

I really think this is one of the best oils around. I generally use this simply as my moisturiser, or to give a boost underneath a cream.
The fact it has zero essential oils means that it never leaves my skin red or over stimulated and I always feel completely nourished and protected.
It glides on the skin, feeling thick at first but then sinking in completely and just looking healthy …
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Cleansers - CHANTECAILLE - Rice and Geranium Foaming Cleanser

3.0
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Mar/06/2016

While I did enjoy this cleanser, I think it's incredibly overpriced for soap; and that's what this is - liquid soap. Being soap, it lathers beautifully and creates a super thick, creamy foam on the skin, however I think that with long-term use this can strip the skin and throw its pH out of balance.
A really beautiful product that I'd maybe reserve for a 'facial' day …
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Treatments (Face) - Unlisted Brand - Indeed Laboratories - Hydraluron

4.0
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Mar/06/2016

I think this is one of the best options for anyone looking to get into a quality hyaluronic acid product (which I would highly recommend to anyone!).
Simple and potent, I find that this works well underneath all moisturisers but if you have very dry skin, don't expect this to solve your problems. You'll need to use something extra creamy on top of this - this products is a …
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Lip Treatments - NUXE - Reve de Miel Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm with Honey

5.0
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Mar/06/2016

LOVE this lip balm!
I find that no matter how much of this I slap on my lips it never gets too greasy or slips off. I used constantly whilst I was using Accutane and found it effective at keeping the flakiness at bay, if only for a few hours.
Lasts long on the lips and I really like the smell.
Sometimes the products can cystalise slightly, making some people think it's meant …
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Cleansers - CLINIQUE - Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

4.0
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Mar/06/2016

I really like this cleansing balm. It's simple, plain but gets the job done.

I use it as a first cleanse just to remove sunscreen and general dirt before actually using a more 'active' cleanser. Some people might find the smell quite plain or kind of plasitcy, but it doesn't bother me as this rinses residue-free.

Can't comment on its make-up removing …

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