Product Reviews by makeupsmad

Scrubs - Dermalogica - Charcoal Rescue Masque

4.0
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Dec/21/2016

Full disclosure, I have only used this once, so I will come back and update it once I've used it a few more times. But, I've used a lot of masks in my day and do think that the initial use is worth the review.

My skin: combo, dehydrated, large pores especially in T zone, current winter dryness, mid 30s.

My routine - you name it I've tried it. I have a pretty …
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Masks - Peter Thomas Roth - Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask

3.0
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Dec/04/2016

I received this mask as part of PTR's mask kit. I just used it about 5 minutes ago. My assessment:

Application:
The sample kit comes with a sort of silicone rubber spatula/massage applicator. I find this to be really beneficial as it helps the mask glide on. It has more of a gel consistency and isn't opaque in application, so it can separate when you're putting …
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Moisturizers - Drunk Elephant - Lala Retro Whipped Cream

5.0
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Oct/15/2016

I've been impressed with the Drunk Elephant line. I own the C-Firma, Framboos glycolic, Hydra Intense and now the Lala Retro Whipped Cream.

A few weeks ago our weather changed and I had done a few aggressive face treatments that left my skin very dehydrated and sensitive. I tried a few different "intensive moisture" treatments, and they didn't hydrate and fix the …
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Moisturizers - Dr. Jart+ - Ceramidin Cream

4.0
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Oct/15/2016

I just did a review on the lotion version of this. A few weeks ago the weather changed and I had done some aggressive AHA and retinol treatments that left my face very dehydrated and sensitive.

I couldn't find anything that would moisturize AND fix the problem until I ran across reviews for this system. I ended up purchasing the duo from Sephora. In a week of using the liquid …
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Treatments (Face) - Dr. Jart+ - Ceramidin Liquid

4.0
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Oct/15/2016

For the record, I'll spend good money on quality items and not think twice if they work, however I do not think more $ always equates to better. That being said, I really like this, but I don't think that it's a miracle-worker by itself.

When the weather changed and I had done a particularly aggressive combo of retinols and ahas, my skin was feeling very sensitive and …
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BB Cream - Dr. Jart+ - Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm

3.0
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Oct/08/2016

I bought this as the travel size, so I'm reviewing that.

Originally a faithful Premium user, I decided to try this one because my skin became irritated and dehydrated from some products I was using. It does a few things really well:
- Exceptional coverage of redness
- Satin sheen
- Did not break me out
- Packaging for the travel size was nice, just a regular …
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Moisturizers - Drunk Elephant - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel

4.0
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Aug/20/2016

I have been using this for about two weeks. I also use the C-Firma (2nd bottle) and the Framboos (two weeks). I'm well versed in skincare, so although I like this product, I would need to use the whole bottle to determine if I would repurchase due to price and function.

This product is inappropriately named and can be misleading if you do not understand how hyaluronic acid works …
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Treatments (Face) - Drunk Elephant - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum

5.0
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Aug/10/2016

I have tried everything under the sun and I will tell you that for the majority of people this product will knock your socks off. If you are super sensitive, or have extremely stubborn skin, this may not give you the results you're looking for.

I am early 30s and take good care of my skin, however I didn't in my younger years and have fair skin that has seen its fair share …
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Treatments (Face) - Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare - Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel

5.0
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Jun/25/2016

I've used just about everything you can think of, including, serums, at-home peels, professional peels, acids and antioxidants of every letter of the alphabet...you name it. I have combination skin with large pores, acne prone, sensitive and aging at 30+.

I have to say that this product is fantastic. It's easy to use, packaged for easy use and travel, and takes only a few …
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Sunscreen - SHISEIDO - Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector for Face SPF 42 PA+++

4.0
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May/22/2016

I bought this to replace my beloved CeraVe SPF that just continued to clog my pores.

The consistency for this is fantastic. It's almost runny. No extra oil or sheen.

I gave it 4 stars because there's really no additional skincare properties like other in the category. But, I do like this to do just what it is, provide sun protection.

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