Product Reviews by lanihime

Treatments (Face) - Dear Klairs - Rich Moist Soothing Serum

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17 days ago

I bought this and honestly, after going through an entire bottle, I thought it wasn't doing anything for my skin. But then I switched to Benton's Snail Bee serum and then BACK to this one, and okay, it's doing something.

When I use this, I feel like my papulo-postular rosacea is just not as pronounced as it would be if I wasn't using it. The bumps are still there …
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Toners - HADA LABO - Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Lotion

4.0
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8 months ago

Tldr; lightweight, affordable hyaluronic acid step in your skin care routine. The missing lippie is due to it being a moisturizing but I find on it's own it probably isn't sufficient.

After 2 years of on and off use, I'm finally sold. This is a very light (almost watery) scentless liquid that dispenses in drops that you pat all over your face in a toning/moisturizing …
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Hair Treatments - Oshima Tsubaki - Oshima Tsubaki Oil

4.0
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9 months ago

This is a super interesting oil that is marketed for both hair and skincare use. It has a very fluid, light texture and I read somewhere it's classified more of a dry oil. There is little to no smell (which is a huge plus for me). The bottle also has a plastic guard that helps in dispensing drops, not a gush of oil, which is super helpful and honestly one of the best oil dispensing …Read more

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Moisturizers - COSRX - Advanced 96 Snail Mucin Power Essence

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11 months ago

I really wanted to love this, but I reacted poorly to it. But as a snail secretion extract it is amazing.

I am totally sold on the hydration factors of the snail slime but this product (if I use consistently) will break me out. :'( I have sensitive combo rosacea skin and it doesn't agree.

However, I will say, that the studies for it being calming for skin are …
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Cleansers - Palmer's - Skin Therapy Cleansing Oil

4.0
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11 months ago

This is a thick rich feeling cleansing oil that will not strip skin. It does feel like there is some residue after you rinse.

This is my new favorite western cleansing oil - and it delivers in the way I expect a cleansing oil to work. It's got an almost full to real oil viscosity so it's easy to apply and massage onto your face to really get ride of makeup. However the …
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Treatments (Face) - SECRET KEY - Starting Treatment Essence

5.0
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Aug/26/2018

I revolted against Missha's FTE since the reformulation and have been looking for a new essence and I think this is it.
I have rosacea and this stuff is amazing. Very easy application that dries down to a non sticky finish. It has definitely made an improvement to my non-essence previous routine and my skin after a month feels more supple with less redness. I do find if you stop use I …
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Liquid - COVERGIRL - Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-In-1 Foundation

3.0
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Jun/14/2018

For reference I'm a MAC NC42. I tested both 955 and 957 in this range.

This product is often recommended as a dupe for MAC studio fix and I get the comparison. The formulation is slightly thicker than MAC when you dispense and applies almost identically. This is a medium to high coverage foundation and just after application looked great as real skin. It lasted about 12 hours …
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Concealers - NARS Cosmetics - Radiant Creamy Concealer

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Jun/11/2018

This is the cult favorite that everyone raves about including my instructor from beauty school. I was hoping it would be the answer to my troubles. It's not.

I have combo skin - dry rosacea patches that are bumpy and dry and redness around my nose where I'm oily. This concealer is formulated to be creamy, but I find it a bit drier than I expected (and definitely drier than …
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Concealers - Maybelline New York - Fit Me Concealer

4.0
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Jun/11/2018

There's incredible hype for this product and I get it. However it is not a bulletproof concealer by any means.

Pros - very creamy, good price, good packaging
Cons - extremely limiting color range.

It's a medium to full coverage concealer that has a smooth blendable texture. In terms of coverage, I feel like a single layer is sufficient for minor …
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Cleansers - BIODERMA - Sensibio H2O Micellar Cleansing Water and Makeup Remover Solution

4.0
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May/23/2018

I wanted to not like this, but it's great.
It's so expensive though and I have yet to find a cheaper dupe for it. It is a very fluid, single phase micellar water that really does remove most makeup. I have rosacea skin and there is no stinging or irrigation. In terms of strength, I have a bit of problem with some asian mascara but honestly there are no words for how gentle yet …
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