Product Reviews by nols

Cleansers - Unlisted Brand - Lixirskin Vitamin C Paste

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Sep/01/2018

I had high expectations of this product based on all the hype, not to mention the glowing reviews. Sadly, this mask made no difference to the look or feel of my skin after several uses. Even worse, it completely separated after less than 2 months.

The cherry on top of a very disappointing product experience was that Lixirskins customer service was TERRIBLE.
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Masks - CLINIQUE - Moisture Surge Overnight Mask

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Dec/29/2014

I've been needing a good moisturizer/mask for a while now and I decided to trial this based on the excellent reviews everywhere. Seriously though google it, check clinique's website, mua, etc... It is quite highly rated.

Retails for R420 (ZAR) for a 100ml size tube.
Packaging is a pink tube with a silver screw on cap.

Product itself is a pretty pale pink …
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Treatments (Face) - Lancôme - Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector [LR 2412 4%]

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Feb/14/2012

I got several samples of this from a lovely SA and was quite excited to try a new product. I have only used this product once, so I can’t comment on its efficacy on wrinkles, pores or unevenness. But I can say that this is the most heavily fragranced product I have ever used! Seriously, it gave me such a headache - I had to go wash it off. Feels nice when applied to the skin, silky smooth – much …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Jack Black - Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25

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Feb/12/2012

I am in Love with these Jack Black lip balms!
This is such a simple and effective lip treatment that softens, hydrates and protects the delicate lip area with SPF 25. The balm sinks in beautifully to leave lips plumped and moisturized. It comes packed in a 0.25oz (7g) blue squeeze tube with a slant applicator and retails for around $8. There are several variants available i.e.: Natural Mint …
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Lip Treatments - CLARINS - Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm [DISCONTINUED]

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Feb/09/2012

This is a lovely lip balm that retails for around $18 and comes packaged in a 15ml squeeze tube with a slant tip applicator. The balm itself is clear with a gentle shimmer and leaves lips feeling soft and moisturized with a slightly glossy sheen. The tube lasted me around 4 months so it is economical overall. Only negative is that the product did melt a bit when kept in my pocket. Good basic lip …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Unlisted Brand - Uriage Bariederm soothing repair barrier lip balm

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Feb/09/2012

This is a really nice, basic, soothing lip balm. It comes packaged in a 15ml squeeze tube with a slanted applicator and retails for around $10. The balm feels very comforting on the lips and provides a lovely protective barrier. I prefer the feel of petroleum based lip balms to beeswax, i just find it smoother and less greasy. I'm a lip balm addict and apply this stuff a couple times a day …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - The Body Shop - Hemp Hand Protector

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Feb/08/2012

Best hand cream ever! I work in a lab and wash my hands around 10-20 times per day, so my hands are always in need of some TLC. TBS hemp hand protector comes packaged in a really cute 100ml aluminium squeeze tube and retails for around £10. The cream itself is thick, smells very earthy – sort of like grass (hehe :) and moisturizes like an absolute dream. A small squeeze of this cream is all you …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Neostrata - Spot Treatment Gel

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Feb/08/2012

This is a really good spot treatment that works beautifully on my dry, sensitive, pigmented skin. It’s a clear gel formulated with 2% salicylic acid, comes packed in a 15g (0.5oz) squeeze tube and retails for £21. The gel itself is a bit sticky, so it might not suit everyone’s taste, but I prefer to apply it at night. I apply this on clean dry skin and it works quickly to reduce the size and …Read more

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Styling Products - Beyond The Zone - Get N Creamed [DISCONTINUED]

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Feb/06/2012

This product is designed to control frizz, add shine as well as improve the smoothness and manageability of the hair. It’s packed in a bright blue 3.4oz tube and retails for around £7. The product itself is a very thick and tacky white cream with a beautiful pearl lustre. So pretty! This stuff totally delivers on all its claims and is cheap to boot. You need to be careful not to overdo it though …Read more

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Styling Products - TIGI - S-Factor Shiny Happy People Spray Shine

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Feb/06/2012

Firstly, I just have to say that I love the name of this product! It’s designed to smooth and add shine to your hair. The product is packaged in a tall 200ml aerosol can and retails for around £14. The spray smells sweet, much like the rest of the range and is easily dispensed. The product does what it says, it adds shine and smoothes the hair... but that’s kinda it. For that price I would at …Read more

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