Product Reviews by mivec

Treatments (Face) - Arcona - Chamomile Balm

3.0
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frommivec

Nov/03/2013

So this product is supposed to reduce redness, which I have a little bit of in my cheeks and my husband has a lot of in his. Unfortunately Arcona's Chamomile Balm has not done much of anything for either of us, even after consistent daily usage over a period of 4 months. The product itself is a creamy green color (to physically counteract the redness) and the scent is a pleasant …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Arcona - The Solution

4.0
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frommivec

Nov/03/2013

This product is different from The Gentle Solution in that you should probably not use it if you've got sensitive skin.

If you've read my review on The Gentle Solution, this product is very similar except that it has a watery consistency and it burns a little bit. It works well though, so it still comes highly recommended.

It is meant to resurface skin and reverse …
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Skincare - Face - Arcona - Gentle Solution

5.0
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frommivec

Nov/03/2013

This version of the Solution is for sensitive skin.

I've been using this product for about 4 months and really love it. It has more of a gel-like consistency compared to the original Solution and doesn't burn as much either, if at all. The dispenser is a pump, so very sanitary, and the container itself is a silver (aluminum?) bottle so you cannot see how much product is in …
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Treatments (Face) - Arcona - Peptide Firming Complex

5.0
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frommivec

Nov/03/2013

I thought I was ordering the Peptide Hydrating Complex but realized too late I'd ordered the FIRMING complex instead... only to fall in love with this product after all. :) After SK-II destroyed my skin (dry, flaky, hives, red and bump-ridden), I used only a very select few products (Boscia and Arcona) to try and bring my skin back to normal. Once the hives and bumps were gone, I was still …Read more

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Misc Beauty Tools - Boscia - Konjac Cleansing Sponge

3.0
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frommivec

Nov/03/2013

The konjac sponge is... interesting. I didn't have any trouble getting it out of the box. The sponge, when dry, is this airy/light, hard thing... it reminds me of lava rock. When wet, the texture is more like a slippery sponge cake--in a good way though!

So what I do is hold the hardened sponge under very warm (running) water. I find that the warmer the water, the quicker it …
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Treatments (Face) - La Mer - The Concentrate

2.0
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frommivec

Jul/19/2013

Out of all the La Mer products, I liked this one best, though still not enough to really actually like it. It has a very silky texture upon application, which I enjoyed, but it didn't do anything for me. It wasn't moisturizing, didn't fade scars, nada. At least it didn't smell/look like over priced Nivea cream (which creme de la mer does), but I still had to somewhat tolerate …Read more

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Moisturizers - La Mer - The Moisturizing Gel Cream [DISCONTINUED]

1.0
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frommivec

Jul/19/2013

I did not like this product at all, it caused lots of tightness, redness and broke me out as well. :/ I've got dry, sensitive skin so it's probably why I would rank the cream higher. Better for oily skin, I think. Don't like the jars either, unsanitary and inconvenient for those of us who have little time to spend on ourselves.

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Treatments (Face) - SK-II - Facial Treatment Essence

1.0
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frommivec

Jul/19/2013

Sephora finally gets this product and I was really excited so I bought it... only to be deeply disappointed (screech!). Ah, I can't believe I fell for the advertising, the hype... I'm Asian and I assumed this would be HG for me... Nope, this stuff destroyed my skin. Destroyed it like it was WW3. I wasn't bothered by the scent, I barely noticed it. There was slight tingling but I …Read more

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Moisturizers - La Mer - Creme de la Mer The Moisturizing Creme

2.0
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frommivec

Jul/19/2013

Now that I can afford it, I really really wanted to like this product and thought I might initially, but alas, have come to realize it's just overpriced, over-hyped Nivea cream. It doesn't do anything for me, nothing for the dry patches on my face even though it has a greasy texture. I've had far better results with other (lower priced) products. This stuff has the same consistency …Read more

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Cleansers - Arcona - White Tea Purifying Cleanser

3.0
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frommivec

Jul/19/2013

This product smells very nice and I really wanted to like it but it brought back the dry patches on my face after just one use. :( I used this with my facial brush. Went back to using Boscia purifying cleanser.

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