Product Reviews by hanmu

Moisturizers - Deciem - The Ordinary Amino Acids + B5

4.0
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fromhanmu

6 months ago

3 days in aaaaand it's breaking me out in tiny pustules all over my face. I know this is the culprit since it's the only new product I've introduced to my routine recently. I have a feeling it might be the propanediol that's doing it, since The Ordinary seems to be fond of that ingredient and I always break out from their formulas that include it. Shame. I can't say it …Read more

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Hair Treatments - Joico - K-Pak Deep Penetrating Reconstructor

5.0
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fromhanmu

May/26/2018

I've been using this consistently for a decade now which should tell you just how much I love it. For reference, I have very fine (but plentiful!) blonde hair which is put through the ringer what with my weekly swim in a chlorinated pool and then lightening it with lemon juice. I use this once or twice a month if my hair is in good condition, and once or twice a week when it needs some extra …Read more

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Moisturizers - VICHY - Mineral 89 Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum Moisturizer

5.0
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fromhanmu

May/12/2018

I'm so glad I took a chance with this one and bought it on a whim because it's absolutely perfect for my sensitive, acne-prone skin. It doesn't do much on its own but when mixed with actives or layered under them it gives them, well, a boost! The bottle is kind of heavy and cumbersome to travel with though I do appreciate the hygienic pump packaging and the fact that the clear …Read more

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Moisturizers - Deciem - The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane

4.0
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fromhanmu

May/12/2018

I really like this stuff! For some reason products containing squalane always seem to break me out so I was naturally pretty wary of trying this, but when used on its own pressed into damp skin or mixed with some hyaluronic serum it sort of balances my skin and keeps it really soft. I can only use this 2-3 times a week before it starts to seriously clog my pores but that's enough for my …Read more

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Cleansers - Garnier - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water

5.0
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fromhanmu

May/12/2018

My absolute favourite cleanser. Super cheap, never breaks me out, removes makeup adequately (though if you wear waterproof mascara or eyeliner I'd suggest something a little more heavy duty), leaves my ultra-sensitive acne-prone skin feeling smooth and unbothered. I've probably bought 10 bottles of this by now which might be the highest repurchase rate for me ever! The only con I can …Read more

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Moisturizers - Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Water Gel

1.0
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fromhanmu

Apr/26/2018

I usually like to go a bit more in depth with reviews but I think this one can be covered simply by: didn't moisturise, broke me out everywhere.

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Treatments (Face) - Deciem - The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 30 in Silicone

5.0
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fromhanmu

Jan/14/2018

I adore this stuff! Although I have very sensitive skin that reacts to such terrifying irritants as water and cold air, this doesn't seem to bother it one bit (go figure). It does break me out a teensy bit as my face isn't fond of silicones, but it's been so helpful at fading red marks and generally brightening my skin that this doesn't really bother me. It's also had a …Read more

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Shampoo - Paul Mitchell - Shampoo Three

5.0
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fromhanmu

Dec/11/2017

[For reference my hair is fine and dry with an oily scalp and a few highlights]
I live in a hard water area, use various heat protectants and oils in my hair, and regularly go swimming, so as I'm sure you can imagine this has been a lifesaver for me! I use this once a week after my usual anti-dandruff shampoo and before a conditioning treatment to remove any mineral, chemical and …
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