Product Reviews by csquared14

Moisturizers - Weleda - Skin Food

5.0
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Nov/15/2018

When my undereyes get super dry during the winter, this is literally the only thing that helps. I am sooo grateful that this exists, because otherwise my undereye area would be a dry, flaky, puffy and sad mess from November through March every year. Other highly moisturizing creams just increase irritation and sting, but this is so gentle while still being moisturizing that it doesn't cause …Read more

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Liquid - Deciem - The Ordinary Colours Serum Foundation

2.0
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May/16/2018

An initially very pretty, light coverage foundation that unfortunately could not handle my skin's oily or dry days. On either side of the spectrum, about 2 hours in, the foundation separated on my face, making me look like I had scales. It would either cling to every single semi-dry patch or the oil made it break up all over my face (even when set with powder). Its initial finish is really …Read more

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Concealers - Tarte Cosmetics - Shape Tape Contour Concealer

4.0
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Nov/27/2017

This product is so over-hyped by influencers that I never thought it would actually live up to its reputation. I was wrong - this is an excellent concealer.

This stuff is so incredibly pigmented (-cue YouTuber voice- SOOO pigmented, wow you guys). You need barely anything to cover dark spots and circles. I now cringe every time I watch an influencer with mild discoloration packing …
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Fragrances - Glossier - You Eau de Parfum Spray

2.0
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Oct/28/2017

Not particularly into it. I know that this is supposed to smell like your boyfriend's neck, but the top floral notes are so strong that I don't think that they quite managed that. The initial spray I get is super alcohol-y. It dries down to a very prominent iris scent that really sticks around, despite the fact that it is the top note. I do get the musk-y, close to the skin notes as it …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Sunday Riley - U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil

5.0
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Sep/26/2017

Well, after years of resistance, I finally drank the Sunday Riley Kool Aid. My general protocol has always been to rely on derm prescriptions for my (many) breakout issues, as I've usually found that most expensive skincare doesn't compare to a simple, cheaper Rx. However, after spironolactone cleared up my cystic issues, I found myself with a weird, persistent set of breakouts along my …Read more

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Cleansers - IT Cosmetics - Confidence In A Cleanser

2.0
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Sep/22/2017

Let's be real. No cleanser is going to function as effective anti-aging. This is not "anti-aging armor." It just isn't on your skin for a long enough period of time.

Aside from that, this is a decent cleanser. It does not strip your skin of all moisture and leaves it feeling soft, clean, and moisturized. It struggled with waterproof mascara - if you are wearing …
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Deodorants - Weleda - Wild Rose Deodorant

3.0
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Jul/20/2017

This smells great and has a gorgeous package that I don't mind having on an open shelf in my bathroom.

In terms of efficacy, it works - to a point. It does not have the day-long lasting power of a few swipes of Secret. I have a second bottle at my work desk to touch-up throughout the day, and I have made semi-desperate runs to Whole Foods to pick up a replacement when I've …
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Toners - Noxzema - Extra Strength Astringent Pads

4.0
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May/31/2017

Too strong and abrasive to use on my face, but I've found that these work really well for bacne, where my skin is thicker and much less sensitive. I have had a serious issue with breakouts along where my sports bra straps touch my skin, despite taking them off immediately after working out. I swipe these along my back, and they have been one of the few things that has actually helped keep …Read more

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Skincare - Face - Deciem - The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2%

5.0
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May/31/2017

This is the best product I've tried so far from The Ordinary, and yes, I think it is comparable to Sunday Riley Good Genes.

This is an effective lactic acid peel, minus the frills of a higher-end brand. Obviously, The Ordinary cuts the price partly by cutting out all of the additional "beneficial" ingredients that other more expensive products have, but personally, I am …
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Blush - ColourPop - All Blushes

5.0
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May/07/2017

One of my favorite blushes. I have this in Cheerio, which looks incredibly scary in the pan but is the PERFECT natural flush if you have medium/tan skin (I'm NC40). I have a real problem where because I have tan skin, what brands say are "natural" blushes for lighter skinned people do not look natural on me - they look fine, but definitely like I have put on a look for the day …Read more

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