Product Reviews by barsoap

Treatments (Face) - Paula's Choice - Skin Perfecting 8% AHA (Glycolic Acid) Gel Exfoliator

4.0
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10 months ago

Background: Sensitive skin. Have been using this exfoliant for a few weeks now. My routine: cleanser, toner, PC 8% AHA exfoliant, moisturizer with retinol. I use the exfoliant once daily as I feel twice daily will be too much for my skin. I apply only a light layer.

Pros: No breakouts, and no irritation. I can't see my skin 'flaking off' (as is what happens sometimes …
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Treatments (Face) - Unlisted Brand - Cure Natural Aqua Gel

5.0
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11 months ago

I have used this gel as a physical exfoliator for years, and it is very good for that purpose. I like to stock up when it is on sale because it is the only physical exfoliator that has consistently delivered results for my dry skin.

The gel is gentle and it works. My skin looks and feels softer and smoother after using it.

As with all physical exfoliators, the key is is to …
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Masks - LUSH - Love Lettuce Face Mask

5.0
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Apr/14/2012

This fresh mask is great for exfoliation and making my skin soft. I do not have oily skin and generally have minimal problems with acne, so cannot comment on the mask's effect in this aspect. However, I have dull skin sometimes and Love Lettuce makes a really obvious difference in making my skin smooth and soft! It has a relaxing and cooling effect with its subtle lavender scent, and it is …Read more

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Sunscreen - Unlisted Brand - ESP - invisible zinc

2.0
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Oct/25/2010

I cannot recommend this for the face unfortunately. I stuck with this for approximately two and a half weeks after which I cannot stand it anymore and had to buy my old trusty Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion. ESP stings my face sometimes upon application, accentuates and clings onto flakes no matter how much I moisturize, leaves white residue on the sides of my face no matter how I blend …Read more

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Moisturizers - LUSH - Celestial

5.0
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Sep/22/2010

Beautiful product for sensitive, drying skin. I have searched high and low for something that could stop my skin from flaking and Celestial has ended the search for me. The smell is sweetly vanilla and only a little bit is enough to moisturize. The texture is smooth and forms a very nice, moisturizing base for my sunscreen. Does not cause breakouts unless it is used too much, and my skin is now …Read more

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Cleansers - DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil

5.0
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Dec/26/2009

This is a great cleansing product. I have always had a hard time cleaning off my Shiseido sunscreen, which is 80min water-resistant and perspiration-resistant. To its credit the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil does a good job completely removing the sunscreen every night for me. The oil is gentle and moisturizing, does not irritate my skin at all and is definitely a must buy-again. Now my skin is smoother …Read more

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Moisturizers - Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15

4.0
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Dec/24/2009

This is a very decently priced moisturizer that delivers most of its claims. I have gone through three tubes of this and when I used the cream initially there were a few red, eczema-like patches appearing on my cheeks. I assumed my skin was getting used to the retinol content and was very careful to apply only a small amount. After just a week or so the patches disappeared, and with consistent …Read more

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Pressed Powders - Estée Lauder - AeroMatte Ultralucent Pressed Powder [DISCONTINUED]

4.0
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Jun/29/2009

The EL consultant helpfully matched the shade Transparent for me, and this was extremely surprising - but Transparent turned out to be a tad dark on me (I was MAC NC15, but got a bit lighter now due to diligent use of sunscreen)! Aeromatte in Transparent has a light, beige toned colour and true to its name, gave a very matte finish. It was sheer, but still sufficient to cover the redness on my …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Estée Lauder - Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex [REFORMULATED]

2.0
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Jun/21/2009

This is the most expensive skincare product I have purchased to date: NZD$123 for 30ml! With the ingredients and the good reviews, I had extremely high hopes for ANR. Nevertheless, I wasn't expecting any miracles. I just hoped it would do a good job keeping my skin hydrated, supple and calmed.

But within a few days, my skin flaked much more than usual, and my sunscreen was …
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Skincare - Body - Bio Oil - All Products

2.0
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May/09/2009

I have always heard good things about bio oil, which made me very eager to try it. When a friend who has flawless skin disclosed that she uses it daily, I finally caved in and bought it. I diligently applied bio oil to my face twice daily for three weeks. While it didn't make me break out, my skin condition was noticeably worse. My face was dryer, flaked a lot when I applied my usual …Read more

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