Product Reviews by bludvls849

Gels/ Soaps - Shi Kai - Moisturizing Shower Gel

5.0
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24 days ago

Amazed by this. I have incredibly dry skin on my body (my face is an oil slick but that's its own separate issue), and have hunted for a body wash that won't dry me out for YEARS.

I have this in "Yuzu" but plan on purchasing the other scents - this lathers really well for a moisturizing wash, well-enough that I can use this to shave with, doesn't dry me out, and …
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Treatments (Face) - Makeup Artist's Choice (MUAC) - Mandelic/Salicylic Peel

5.0
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4 months ago

My favorite MUAC peel. I've used their mandelic, glycolic (40%), and lactic acid (40%) peels before, but this one is my absolute favorite for its acne-obliterating effects. For background, I have dry, hormonal acne-prone skin and have been using a prescription retinoid on and off for the last few years. The retinoid is wonderful, but every now and then I need some sort of a …Read more

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Masks - LUSH - Cup O' Coffee Face & Body Mask

4.0
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4 months ago

Surprisingly good. I have dry, acne-prone skin that's largely under control thanks to a prescription retinoid and rigorous supplementation. Every now and then I have a flare-up of very itchy, red patches all over my face that become tiny pustules, so I look for skincare products that are soothing *and* acne-fighting.

I was worried that the coffee granules in this product would be …
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Treatments (Face) - Unlisted Brand - Aczone

4.0
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8 months ago

I was prescribed this in combination with Atralin, and I quite like it. Cosmetically, it's not the most pleasing product - it dries to a gritty white texture. It's not something you can throw on your zits and run out the door with!

What I do like: it doesn't dry the skin out and ruin it like BP. It can sting and itch a bit, on particularly juicy zits, but it works well …
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Moisturizers - Youth To The People - Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream

5.0
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8 months ago

I received a generous sample of this with a Sephora order and am very impressed. This cream hydrates beautifully, plays well with my sunscreen and foundation, and doesn't irritate my skin whatsoever. No added breakouts as far as I can tell.

The price is a bit steep but my tiny sample lasted me ~1 week with twice daily applications, so you get your money's worth. I don't …
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Cleansers - La Roche-Posay - Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Cleanser

5.0
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11 months ago

I expected this to be a dupe for the CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser but I find this formulation to be simultaneously less emollient and less irritating. My skin was able to tolerate this cleanser even when I had a severely damaged moisture barrier. Yes it's boring, but it's efficient and doesn't piss my crotchety skin off. The initial price can seem steep for a drugstore purchase, but …Read more

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Cleansers - Albolene - Moisturizing Cleanser

5.0
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Aug/09/2018

Amazed at how well this works. A few months ago, my skin did a sudden about-face, and I went from having oily, cystic-acne prone skin to unbelievably dry, red, itchy skin that had the texture of sandpaper. My skin FREAKED if acids or retinoids, previous staples in my routine, were used - an ugly yellow crust would form in areas that were particularly affected. Cleansing oils? Too drying …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - Neosporin - Neosporin Eczema Essentials Daily Moisturizing Cream

5.0
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Jun/27/2018

Surprisingly amazing. I have an extremely itchy, scaly, eczema-like rash on my face that is significantly worse during certain times of my cycle. I try to avoid using hydrocortisone except during the absolute worst times, and this soothing cream is a MEGA lifesaver on days when I want to scratch my face off. The texture is that of a clear gel - it sinks into skin very quickly, and layers …Read more

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Gels/ Soaps - L'Occitane - Milk bar soap

3.0
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Jun/20/2018

Pros:
Huge bar - will last you months even with daily usage
Pleasant, inoffensive fragrance
Eco-friendly packaging

Cons:
Extremely drying

This gave me incredibly flaky, dry, itchy skin all over my body. I now use this occasionally - like if I've been out camping all weekend and need a good scrub down/have built up enough oil on my skin to protect …
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