Product Reviews by jt_in_canada

Loose Powders - NYC New York Color - Smooth Skin Loose Face Powder - Translucent

5.0
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Oct/26/2017

Impressed with this loose powder for how nice the finish is. I don't wear foundation, and have been applying a small amount of this on top of my sunscreen.
To help control how much shakes out, I don't remove most of the sticker --- only enough for a couple of rows of sifter holes.
I also apply this with a flat top kabuki brush.
I usually use MAC Select loose, but I like …
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Sunscreen - ANESSA - Perfect UV Sunscreen EX SPF50+ PA+++

5.0
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Aug/20/2015

I heard about this sunscreen from Bois de Jasmin's blog earlier this summer. Anessa Perfect UV is a great sunscreen, albeit a bit pricey compared to other Japanese sunscreens. It has a runny consistency and needs to be shaken properly before application. Dries to a matte, comfortable finish and stays on all day until removal. I double-cleanse with Clinique's Take the Day Off Cleansing …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Unlisted Brand - NuFountain C20+Ferulic Vitamin C Serum (formerly called "Gel," not serum)

3.0
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Jul/29/2015

This review is based on one bottle, which lasted me three months of once-daily use.

Nufountain has been the second C-serum that I've tried (Ole Henriksen is the other one). Since I've used other facial serums before, the watery consistency wasn't too difficult for me to get used to. I would place 4-5 drops in my palm and then dip my fingers and apply to my face & …
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Skincare - Body - Yves Rocher - Monoi De Tahiti Gardenia Oil

4.0
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May/21/2014

My bottle of this monoi oil doesn't contain parabens, so maybe the ingredients have been changed? It does contain BHT (a common preservative), so buyer-beware if you are watching your chemical exposure.

This is a very light oil, which absorbs quickly into the skin.

I'm pleasantly surprised by the sillage! I poured a tiny amount, maybe the size of a quarter for my …
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Mascara - Physicians Formula - Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Mascara

4.0
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Sep/17/2011

I've been slowly switching to products with safer ingredients and decided to give this product a try. It was at Wal-Mart in a two-for-one package.

It defines my lashes and adds a bit of volume. It also holds a curl.

The only weak part is that it does leave some smudge marks on my lower lashes after a few hours, but I'm willing to put up with that in exchange for …
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Moisturizers - Aubrey Organics - Rosa Mosqueta Rose Hip Moisturizing Cream

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Aug/29/2010

I switched to this product after the hit-or-miss experiences I've had with the moisturizers in the Dr. Hauschka line.

Overall, I'm really happy with this rosa mosqueta cream. I have dry, flaky patches on my forehead, around my nose, and on my chin and this cream is able to keep them at bay. I also like the rosey scent, though I can see how it would offend some people. It …
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Moisturizers - Dr. Hauschka - Moisturizing Day Cream

3.0
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Aug/29/2010

This is a very light and runny lotion. It absorbs quickly and doesn't feel heavy or greasy. I like it, but it feels a bit posh to spend this much on a lotion. I have since switched to Aubrey Organics Rosa Mosqueta cream and it's working out really well for my super dry, patchy skin.

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Moisturizers - Dr. Hauschka - Quince Day Cream

4.0
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Aug/29/2010

I was surprised to like this product.

I tried the Rose Day cream and it didn't help my dry patches, so I didn't think this one would do anything for me. I was wrong -- this product was better for my skin. It absorbed well, and even soothed the dry, flaky areas on my forehead and around my nose.

The main reason why I wouldn't repurchase this is because the …
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