Product Reviews by americanjan

Moisturizers - Josie Maran Cosmetics - 100% Pure Argan Oil

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Feb/21/2018

I am on my fifth large bottle of this and I also give it as gifts to my family and friends. I have been using it for years, and this oil is the only thing that keeps my non-hormonal melasma under control. I stopped using it once and realized the melasma was beginning to darken again so I know with 100% certainty it is this product that helps. To be clear, it did not completely eradicate the …Read more

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Moisturizers - Josie Maran Cosmetics - Divine Drip Argan Oil and Honey Sleeping Nectar

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Feb/21/2018

I love this sleeping nectar. It makes my skin dewy and moisturized without being oily or sticky. It really leaves my skin with a nice feel and soft to the touch, and I find it perfect for no-makeup days and my evening routine. I immediately noticed the way my skin felt when I woke up the first morning after using this overnight. I kind of wish it had more actives, but I find that as long as I …Read more

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Tools - Andalou Naturals - Konjac Facial Sponge Duo

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Feb/21/2018

This is my third or fourth purchase of Andalou konjac sponges. I love them. They are just the right texture to provide exfoliation and cleansing without being harsh. I have had people comment on how fresh and smooth my skin looks and I think a lot of it is because of this addition to my routine. I can tell a subtle but difference in the healthy look and smoothness of my skin when I use them. …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Paula's Choice - Skin Recovery Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum with Retinol

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Jun/30/2017

I had a horrible reaction to this product last winter. I am not sure what was in the product that I reacted to, but it took me several weeks of really gentle pampering to get back to normal. It also dried out my skin and made it look kind of old and unhealthy. The Resist Antioxidant serum from this line works really well for me, so I am not sure why this was such a miss.

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Lip Treatments - Fresh - Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15

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Jun/30/2017

This is a repeat splurge for me. I first received it as a Sephora birthday gift a few years back and I've been hooked ever since. There is just something about this formula that works really well for me; I've tried their other lip products and they just don't seem to perform as well as this one does. I use this over lip liner and under lip gloss or lipstick and my lips stay nice …Read more

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Moisturizers - Kiehl's - Ultra Facial Deep Moisture Balm Moisturizer

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Jun/30/2017

I'm on my second large jar of this balm and I can't even explain how much I just LOVE this product. I have dry skin and I live in the mountains, so my skin dries out in mere minutes without a deep moisturizer. Less is more with this, and I kind of warm a small amount in my hands before applying. It keeps my dry skin moisturized (along with a couple of other products) all day. I use …Read more

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Moisturizers - Josie Maran Cosmetics - Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment

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Jun/30/2017

I am on my fifth or sixth bottle or this product. I had a terrible experience with retinol and Josie Maran Argan Milk helped save my skin. The Milk is a really nice consistency and absorbs quickly. I haven't had any issues with sensitivity or breakouts, but YMMV. I find that it moisturizes gently and makes my skin look healthy. Keep in mind that this product's purpose is really only …Read more

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Primer/ Corrector - REVLON - YOUTH FX™ FILL + BLUR PRIMER FOR FACE/NECK

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May/23/2017

UPDATE: Despite melissarippy disagreeing with my review, the reviews I thought were fake have now been mysteriously deleted. I still believe they were false reviews, and it is a shame when consumers are mislead by false ratings on products. As she helpfully pointed out, I am not an authority on fake reviews. What I am, though, is an average consumer who relies on reviews from folks like you …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Anastasia Beverly Hills - Master Palette by Mario

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Oct/14/2016

EDIT: This is going back to Sephora. The formula is way different than the Modern Renaissance palette. This reminds me of the Jaclyn Hill/Becca eyeshadow palette scandal where Becca had a different manufacturer produce most of the Jaclyn palettes and they wound up not even launching after the initial release because they were so awful. All the YouTubers raving about these shadows either got a …Read more

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Palettes - Anastasia Beverly Hills - Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette

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Oct/14/2016

I really like this palette. I was happy to see some reds that weren't awful or make you look like you have pinkeye. Hands down, my favorite colors are Golden Ochre and Red Ochre. They go so well together, like peanut butter and jelly. I've already hit pan on Red Ochre and Burnt Orange, but that is mostly because the formula is so powdery it wastes a lot of product. They blend well …Read more

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