Product Reviews by latenights

Cleansers - Unlisted Brand - Benzac AC Wash

5.0
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Apr/19/2018

Have used Benzac products for 15 years and stand by this product 100%. Even after taking the plunge with accutane medication, I still keep this product in the bathroom cabinet in case of breakouts. It’s not a cure but it kills acne bacteria, which unfortunately no product can get rid of 100%.

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I love using the Benzac wash because you get the benefits of the very …
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Mascara - MAC Cosmetics - Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara

3.0
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Oct/06/2016

I would have given it 4 lippies, but the product dried out way too fast so it's not worth the price. MAC is expensive in Australia!

The applicator is a small spoolie with lots of bristles, which I find good for hard-to-reach areas and provides a lot of definition and a reasonably clump-free application. It's a very good product that glides on well, with a nice black pigment …
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Mascara - benefit Cosmetics - They're Real Lengthening Mascara

3.0
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Oct/06/2016

Expected much more for the price.

The definition is only as good as the applicator, or should I say, my SKILL with the applicator, which is not very good. I find the brush too large and unwieldy, difficult for those hard to reach lashes, and the bristles are too far apart so the product tends to clump. So I cheat by globbing it on and then using a spoolie to brush off excess product …
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Mascara - COVERGIRL - Clump Crusher Mascara

4.0
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Oct/06/2016

Bought this for AUD 10 and it's pretty good quality considering how cheap it is. I find the formula to be as smooth to apply, and as satisfying, as some of the MAC mascaras that claim to provide lengthening and definition.

The "clump crushing" is only as good as the applicator, or should I say, my SKILL with the applicator, which is not very good. I find the brush too …
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Mascara - SHISEIDO - Nourishing Mascara Base

5.0
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Oct/06/2016

HG primer, if you know how to use it!

This product Holds curl extremely well. If you have stick straight Asian lashes like me, oh god is this the primer for you! I find that the best mascaras on the market tend to uncurl all the hard work I've done with an eyelash curler, so I make sure I OVER curl my lashes before applying this primer, to compensate for the uncurling effect of …
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Mascara - SHISEIDO - Majolica Majorca Lash Expander

4.0
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Oct/06/2016

Can be a great mascara, but you need to put some work in!

-Clean and defined application, provided you're skilled at using the applicator (not me!)
-Takes time getting used to the applicator, which looks like a small and thin flat comb in a crescent shape
-Thin flat applicator works for hard-to-reach lashes
-Wet formula, takes a while to dry and tends to glob on …
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Mascara - Unlisted Brand - Silk Oil of Morocco Fibre Lash Mascara Kit

1.0
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Oct/06/2016

This product comes in beautiful packaging with black and gold floral pattern. Alas, after a couple of attempts, I threw the product out.

This kit contains two tubes with mascara applicators. One looks like an ordinary mascara, and the other contains dry fibres that you are supposed to apply after the initial coat of mascara before it dries. The fibres are supposed to stick onto the …
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Cleansers - Cetaphil - Gentle Skin Cleanser

5.0
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Mar/17/2012

----- PROS -----
Cleanses without drying. Does not clog pores. pH balanced. Rinses off easily, but does not harm skin if left on. Great for sensitive skin. No fragrance.
---- CONS -----
At times, need to use 2-3 pumps to cleanse adequately.
---- MY SKIN ----
Combination, very oily T-zone, acne prone (normally I have a few huge cystic acne spots here and there, but I am …
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Treatments (Face) - Acne.org - Treatment (Benzoyl Peroxide - 2.5%)

2.0
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Mar/16/2012

----- PROS -----
No scent, applies on smoothly, nice texture. Has the same active ingredient as ProActive products, but is 10+ times cheaper. Possibly the best value 2.5% benzoyl peroxide on the market.
---- CONS -----
Very acidic (pH 4-4.5), causes drying and flakiness on sensitive skin. Increased irritation leads to more acne even though I have used benzoyl peroxide for 10 …
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Treatments (Face) - Unlisted Brand - Galderma - Benzac AC 2.5 (Benzoyl Peroxide Water-Based Gel 2.5%)

5.0
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Mar/16/2012

----- PROS -----
Kills acne bacteria, prevents new acne and clears existing acne very quickly. No scent, applies on smoothly, nice texture. Has helped keep my deep cystic acne under control for the last 10 years. Has the same active ingredient as ProActive products, but is 5+ times cheaper. Contains acrylates copolymer (AC) to absorb excess skin oil, and glycerine to combat the side effect …
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