Product Reviews by koalion

Lips - Vaseline - 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly

5.0
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Jul/06/2018

I feel like a lot of people here who've complained about Vaseline drying out their skin or causing irritation don't understand the difference between HYDRATING your skin skin and MOISTURIZING your skin.

Hydrating ingredients are things like glycerin (in pretty much every moisturizer) and hyaluronic acid (more expensive but also common) that draw water INTO your skin and give …
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Lipstick - REVLON - Colorburst Matte Lip Balm - Sultry

3.0
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Mar/17/2016

This product was the one that finally made me realize how damn PIGMENTED my lips are. I'd seen this on a bunch of people as a pretty dusky rose/mauve-y shade, but when I put it on it pulled a bright, almost fuchsia pink. Lip products never look the same in the tube (or on other people) as it does on my lips, so I should've expected this, but I seriously never even thought about it until …Read more

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Mascara - MAKE UP FOR EVER - Smoky Extravagant Mascara

2.0
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Mar/17/2016

I saw this being recommended by a few Youtubers I watch, and so when Sephora offered it to me as one of those free extra-type things, I jumped at the chance to get it. It's been a few months and I think I've almost gone through the whole thing, but it's honestly not very great. The only reason I haven't bought another one to replace it is because I don't really put that …Read more

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Moisturizers - JASÖN - Vitamin E 25,000 IU Moisturizing & Age Renewal Creme

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Mar/17/2016

I have no idea what it is about this 25,000IU version because the 5,000IU has worked fine for me, but this stuff broke me out within hours of putting it on my face. Not only that, it sucked all the moisture out of my face so that when I washed it off that night my skin was tight, red, and itchy/irritated. Seriously though, I got like 3 ~ 5 cysts around my jawline just from having this on for ~7 …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Unlisted Brand - Vitex

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Jun/16/2014

Can't believe I never wrote a review for this one.

I've read so many reviews about how this worked wonders for so many people, but NOTHING has ever broken me out as quickly and as badly as Vitex. I understand now that it's probably because my hormonal imbalance was the kind that'd get exacerbated by Vitex (high progesterone, low estrogen), but still. I guess, on the …
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Treatments (Face) - DIFFERIN - Acne Treatment Gel

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May/29/2014

I'm glad this helps some people, but it didn't work at all for me. I had a massive, continuous breakout after taking Plan B (so, hormonal acne) and this didn't do anything but make my skin redder, itchier, drier, and flakier, on top of cysts that continued to erupt. I will acknowledge that this made my skin go from 4~5 new pimples a day to maybe 1~2. But, still, the flakiness made …Read more

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Other - No Brand (DIY or homemade) - Zinc

5.0
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May/20/2014

It's actually disgusting that none of the dermatologists I've ever had in my life ever recommended me zinc. I've tried basically everything there is to try for my hormonal acne (big inflamed cysts around the mouth and jawline, tiny whiteheads all over my forehead and hairline, that get dramatically worse when I'm PMSing and on my period). You name it, I've gone through a …Read more

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Cleansers - LUSH - Aqua Marina Cleansing Roll

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Aug/02/2013

It's been a long and arduous journey, but I think I've FINALLY found something that works for my acne. Only been using it for a week though, so will update as I spend more time with this product.

Five months ago (yes, five horrible months) I broke out horribly for the first time in years--I'm talking cystic acne all over my forehead and my chin, blackheads galore and …
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Powder - bareMinerals - Bare Minerals Foundation #3

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Jul/28/2013

This product is the only product in my life that broke me out within hours of putting it on my face. I must be allergic to something in it (like a lot of other reviewers here), or it must have something in it that epically clogs pores, because I felt cystic acne forming under my skin within FOUR HOURS. I'm now in the midst of treating the painful bumps that appeared on my forehead and cheeks …Read more

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BB Cream - ISHIZAWA LABORATORIES - Nanoce BB Moist Cream

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Jul/27/2013

This BB cream helped sustain the worst breakout I've ever had in my life. No foundation/BB cream had ever broken me out before, so I didn't think this could be causing it until I ran out one day and the next few days, no new pimples (after 3 horrific months of breakouts every day)! I had an initial breakout most likely because of messed up sleeping habits which probably would've …Read more

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