Product Reviews by dm0296

Treatments (Face) - Paula's Choice - Super Antioxidant Concentrate (new & improved 2009)

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Jun/21/2009

This is my single, must-have product from Paula. Absolutely perfect. You're not going to find another antioxidant serum this good for only $24!! The packaging is superb, and this will last you about 2 months. The texture is extremely thick, but if you use the recommended amount (3-4 drops for face), it will sink in completely and leave no film or shininess on your face. I use this every …Read more

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Toners - Paula's Choice - SKIN RECOVERY Enriched Calming Toner

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fromdm0296

Jun/21/2009

I never thought toners were necessary, and I still don't, but that doesn't stop me from using this product when I can afford it! It's a luxury, indulgent item for me. This stuff just feels like a dream after cleansing, it's so light and moisturizing. And of course, like all of Paula's products, it's full of beneficial ingredients! Most importantly, I honestly think …Read more

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Sunscreen - La Roche-Posay - Anthelios XL SPF 50 Lait Veloute

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fromdm0296

Jun/21/2009

This is a wonderful sunscreen, absolutely among the best in terms of UVA protection (but you already know that!). The texture and look of this sunscreen are just lovely; it's light, easy to blend in, and not shiny. It's not hard to use a full 1/4 tsp. of this on your face!

However, this sunscreen did make me break out into a rash two days after I began using it. I tested it …
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Moisturizers - Paula's Choice - Moisture Boost Daily Restoring Complex

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fromdm0296

Jun/21/2009

Absolutely love this, it's definitely Paula's best moisturizer for normal/dry skin! The texture is thick, but very nice. You only need a little bit to cover your whole face, so the tube lasts a long time. Most importantly, it's got better ingredients than practically all the department store moisturizers, for a much, much lower price! Finally, the packaging is stable for the …Read more

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Tinted Moisturizer - Laura Mercier - Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20

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fromdm0296

Jun/05/2009

About the question of whether this protects against UVA rays:
- Menthyl Anthranilate (Meradimate) protects again SHORT UVA rays (320-340 nm), not long UVA rays (340-400). Therefore, this tinted moisturizer does NOT protect against the entire UVA spectrum! For more info, see http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1119992-overview or …
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Tinted Moisturizer - AVEDA - Aveda Inner-Light Mineral Tinted Moisture SPF15

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fromdm0296

Jun/01/2009

Tried this based on Paula Begoun's review that Aspen 01 is a great find for someone with fair skin...well, the tinted moisturizer itself might be nice, but this color is way too dark for very fair girls! If you're looking for a pale foundation, don't waste your money on this one. Aveda's lightest shades really aren't much lighter than the ones at the drugstore.

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Treatments (Face) - Clearasil - Vanishing Cream

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fromdm0296

Apr/25/2009

The directions on the package say to, quote, "cover the ENTIRE affected area with a thin layer." Well, that is what I did, one time only, and I was left with huge, red, inflamed chemical burns on my face. I do not ordinarily have sensitive skin, and I have never had an adverse reaction to another acne product. Don't use this stuff, it's not worth the risk!!

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