Product Reviews by erinro

Treatments (Face) - Deciem - The Ordinary 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder

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fromerinro

3 months ago

This product is also a no for me. I am not sure why no one else seems to be having this problem... no matter how much I mix it in to a cream, I get little jagged pieces left over that cut into my skin. And I mean cut as in leaving scratches and sometimes bleeding. I'm throwing this out. I really like Derma E's vitamin C cream, so I will stick with that.

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Moisturizers - Deciem - The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA

3.0
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fromerinro

3 months ago

I had high hopes for this moisturizer as I have liked The Ordinary's other products, but I am not a fan.

The moisturizer goes on fairly thickly and takes awhile to sink in. It does what it says about hydrating, more or less, and it didn't sting my skin like other moisturizers sometimes do. However, I feel like it makes my skin catch the light in a way that accentuates the …
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Moisturizers - Deciem - The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane

5.0
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fromerinro

3 months ago

I bought this for my hair as I'm tired of paying $14 for serum and was looking for something cheaper. It's pretty good, not amazing. I wanted something to take care of dryness and impart some sheen and this basically does that. It spreads evenly and it's a light oil, so good for hair. It does something a bit different from my cream-based serum, so I could actually see myself using …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Deciem - The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2%

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fromerinro

3 months ago

It seems from reading these reviews that there's a wide variation in how people react to this product. As someone with sensitive and thin skin, this product gave me immediate results. However, I find it's too strong and I don't need it.

-The first time I put it on for 1.5 hours until my face started to sting like the product was biting into my skin
-my skin was indeed …
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Sunscreen - Neutrogena - Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF45

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fromerinro

4 months ago

This stuff is pretty good in my opinion.

1) Effectiveness: I had a period 2 summers ago where I became really sensitive to electricity and couldn't stay in my house (long story), so I basically spent an entire summer in the park under blazing hot sun morning to evening (30 degree C +). I applied this product once in the morning at about 7 am and did not usually reapply at all. My …
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Treatments (Face) - Deciem - The Ordinary Retinol 0.5% in Squalane

5.0
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fromerinro

5 months ago

This is a review for the 0.2 % retinol as makeupalley doesn't have a separate review entry for it. I am very happy with this product. I've had it for about a month, and I actually only use it once every 3 - 5 days because I find that it is very strong. There is definitely a relationship between the level of irritation and the effect it produces, in my opinion. I've probably used it …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Unlisted Brand - Whole Foods Vanilla Honey Lip Balm

5.0
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fromerinro

5 months ago

(IN RESPONSE to last reviewer, re: 'As I have become older, everything is drying out.' Just wondering if you have tried collagen peptides? This was true for me as well - dry skin - but I started taking collagen peptides and my skin is much more hydrated on its own, before skin care products, after only a couple of weeks. Also hair more moist & strong... Just a thought.)

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Treatments (Face) - Deciem - The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion

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fromerinro

5 months ago

I started out quite liking this product, as it is non-irritating and has a nice milky texture. As time goes by though, I find that it isn't really doing anything. Also my nice milky serum has started to become kind of sticky, so I am wondering how stable the (water-based) formula is. I note that all of The Ordinary's other retinols/oids are in the squalane base, and their ingredients …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Aura Cacia - Rejuvenating Apricot Kernel Natural Skin Care Oil

5.0
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fromerinro

5 months ago

This is a lighter oil than avocado. I really like it. I splash some water on my face, dab in some glycerin (small amount), and then pat on a small amount of this oil. I find it works great as a moisturizer when my skin is cracked and I can't use ordinary products because they sting. This never stings and is soothing and protective. And it doesn't clog my pores.

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Treatments (Face) - Unlisted Brand - Neocell Super Collagen Powder

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fromerinro

5 months ago

This is a review for Vital Proteins collagen as there is no makeupalley review entry for it. Vital Proteins is fairly expensive, the payoff being that the beef is grass fed and pasture-raised. This was important to me because I read that collagen peptides can contain a lot of pesticides and hormones from the food that the cattle eat and injections they are given. In particular, the pesticide …Read more

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