Product Reviews by stackedgoddess

Treatments (Face) - REN Clean Skincare - Omega 3 Optimum Skin Serum Oil

3.0
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Jan/11/2015

I can honestly say that this oil doesn't seem to be hurting my acneic skin, but I'm not sure it's helping either. This is a face oil, not a serum. It does have a sweet and slightly fishy smell and that's probably why I choose not use this oil as much as my other preferred one. I think a full pump dispenses too much, so I've gradually learned to use 3-4 micropumps. …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Philosophy - Turbo Booster C Powder

5.0
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Jan/11/2015

I started using this product to help deal with a ton of old and on-going post inflammatory hyperpigmentation due to major acne happening since August 2014. I apply it after cleansing and toning by mixing it with my serum or face oil and put it all over my face/neck. I usually feel a temporary stinging/itchy feeling when I apply it on areas that I have inflamed acne spots. Sometimes I'll …Read more

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Skincare - Face - No Brand (DIY or homemade) - Spironolactone for Acne

4.0
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Jan/11/2015

I was on spirinolactone from 2012 to February 2014. I was getting frustrated with a resurgence in papular and cystic acne after a sweet spot free 2 years thanks to Accutane. It was actually my OBGYN that recommended it and not my derm. While I was happy with Accutane even though the results were temporary and despite cost and side effects, I wish I'd been aware of spironalctone first to …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - REN Clean Skincare - Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask

4.0
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Jan/11/2015

I've been using this mask since 11/2013. For my use, I consider this an exfoliating mask that gives me a temporary brightening effect. As others describe, it has an orange/marmalade gel consistency with a citrus scent. Sometimes I feel a tingle, sometimes I don't - I think that has more to do with the state of my skin then the mask. I initially tested this mask and left it on 15-20 …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Unlisted Brand - Aczone

3.0
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Mar/01/2010

My dermatologist had me use this between May and August of 2009. It's a clear gel consistency but quickly becomes tacky, gritty when applying and sometimes visible when dried. I don't recall this being any more effective for me than salicylic acid, actually I think it was less effective, but it didn't dry my skin out like the latter did, nor bleach my clothes. I was also on …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - Glytone - Body Lotion

4.0
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Mar/01/2010

This one definitely works. I prefer this one over Glycolix lotion with the similar job as I get more in the bottle and I believe it costs me less or similar. Definitely smoothens skin, although with Accutane, I now have to use regular lotion over it to avoid irritating my now dry skin. I don't yet know if it will still be a job getting all of the product through the pump system. The …Read more

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Skincare - Face - Unlisted Brand - Accutane (by prescription)

4.0
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Mar/01/2010

My skin type before Accutane was oily/sensitive/rosacea/cystic acne and has been that way since teenhood. I'd been on antibiotics off and on, most recently for 1-2 years, did Vitalize peels, Fotofacial lasers, blue-light facials, exfoliants before finally consenting to try Accutane in the form of Amnesteem 60mg per day in September. The results of Accutane after one month was slightly more …Read more

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Treatments (Eye) - Glycolix Elite - Eye Serum (by Topix)

3.0
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Oct/03/2009

I honestly have no idea if this works or not. I chose to buy an eye serum because I have a habit of rubbing my eyes a lot. I'm only at the point of making preventative attempts to lessen crow's feet lines and undereye bagging, that I don't have yet but can possibly thank genetics and bad habits for when I get older.

A little does go a very long way and the pump package …
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Treatments (Face) - MD Forte - Advanced Hydrating Complex Gel

2.0
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Oct/03/2009

I bought this while I was looking for a daytime alternative to the MD Forte Replenish Hydrating Cream. First, this is more like a liquid serum, than a gel. If you were to unscrew the cap while facing the tube in its standing position the moisturizer will immediately start pouring out, so I think think the packaging is wrong for it. A little does go a long way in terms of territory, however I …Read more

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Moisturizers - SkinMedica - ULTRA SHEER MOISTURIZER

5.0
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Oct/03/2009

I've been using this moisturizer since June and I love it! It absorbs perfectly, and it doesn't clump off or oxidize under my makeup. There's hardly any scent and this hasn't prompted any skin breakouts on my typically oily skin, nor did it contribute to any extra greasy or shine on my face. I always layer OC8 mattifier gel over any moisturizer I use, and it worked well …Read more

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