Product Reviews by elaineraino

Sunscreen - Arcona - Reozone SPF 40

5.0
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Feb/07/2012

I love this sunscreen. I'm usually really picky with sunblock because I prefer natural brands with physical blockers, but the problem with a lot of physical sunscreens is that they tend to make me look pastier than I really am. This has a light tint in it, so it actually makes me look livelier, and it's dark enough to cover minor imperfections so extra makeup isn't necessary. There …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Arcona - Tabula Rasa

5.0
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Feb/07/2012

This stuff works fast! I actually got the Tabula Rasa pads as a sample, and I had a huge pimple on my nose that just wouldn't go away. It was the kind that sits under your skin until you get impatient and poke at it- then the next day it decides to swell three times it's size and get really pus-y. I didn't get to the poking part since that usually leads to scarring, so I just …Read more

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Skincare - Face - Arcona - Gentle Solution

5.0
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Feb/07/2012

I don't know what's in here, but I know it works. On the nights that I use it, my skin gets extra pampered and the next day it looks so much more glowy and smooth. It smells strange, and it's actually a bit sticky when I put it on, but the payoff the next morning makes me happy.

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Skincare - Face - Arcona - Desert Mist

5.0
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Feb/07/2012

This was the smelliest product in the basic five kit. But! It really does seal in moisture. I like to pump it once in my palm, and then take my middle or ring finger and swipe it across my skin. Don't rub it in- if you do, it takes longer to dry and it might get tacky so it feels sticky. If you put it on with a swiping motion to spread it across your face, you won't have any issues with …Read more

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Moisturizers - Arcona - Magic White Ice

5.0
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Feb/07/2012

When I first used this moisturizer, I wasn't sure if I liked it or not. I'm used to thick lotions, and the texture of this is really runny, and serum-y. I have dry patches in winter, and when I first started using this I wasn't sure if it helped, but after a few days I loved it. In conjunction with desert mist, it really seals in moisture and I love the scent and have learned to …Read more

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Scrubs - Arcona - Golden Grain Gommage

4.0
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Feb/07/2012

I was a little scared when I first used this scrub. As other reviewers have stated, the grain is HUGE. It's kind of awkward as I'm used to facial scrubs that are more fine, but I think the best way to use this one is to use it while you're in the shower. Wet your face, apply and gently scrub in circles, then leave it on for a few minutes as you wash the rest of your body. After you …Read more

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Cleansers - Arcona - Toner Tea Bar

3.0
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Feb/07/2012

I love this bar because it's not drying, and since it's winter I need all the moisture I can get. I use the basic five line for normal skin, and my daily routine also involves the Arcona reozone 40 sunscreen. My only complaint is that I'm not sure just how effective this is at removing the sunscreen- when I wash once, I can still see the reozone stuck in the pores on my nose, so I …Read more

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Skincare - Face - Arcona - The Basic Five

5.0
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Feb/07/2012

I bought this kit at the suggestion of one of the skincare specialists at the Nordstrom's in Santa Monica, and I'd have to say that this changed my skin. When I first started college, I had hormonal acne that eventually went away- I'm in my fourth year now and the breakouts gradually stopped at the beginning of my third year. Now I just get the occasional pimple, but I still have …Read more

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Cleansers - C.O. Bigelow - Gentle Oil Absorbing Clay Cleanser

4.0
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Jun/29/2009

I got this for $3.75 at BBW (on sale) and although this saps oil off your face, IT BURNS!! I think it's the rosemary oil...it has a sort of numbing effect, but other than that, this cleans your skin really well, if you don't mind the smell. It hasn't caused me to break out; if anything, it's cleared up my skin. But I wouldn't recommend overusing this, it's pretty …Read more

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