Product Reviews by summerseabreeze

Cleansers - TATCHA - The Deep Cleanse Exfoliating Cleanser

4.0
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10 days ago

A stand-in for my trusty PC cleanser, I grabbed the 1.7 oz travel size from Sephora. It's a fresh-scented, slightly grainy gel cleanser which I find slightly too abrasive to be using every day, so I'm currently sticking to every 2 days, PM only. It has the strangest dispensing system I've yet to see in a cleanser - you have to squeeze to get it out. Squeeze too hard and you will …Read more

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Masks - Mario Badescu - Whitening Mask

5.0
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11 days ago

Now this is a surprise! I used it to help brighten my complexion and lessen acne marks and instead it completely flattened a few existing acne bumps that have been plaguing me this past week, and that too literally within minutes! Since then I've applied a second time and my skin has almost totally cleared! I have no idea what is in this that's causing it but a great surprise …Read more

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Shampoo - Head & Shoulders - Instant Oil Control Daily Dandruff Shampoo

3.0
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12 days ago

Yes it works: I have an oily scalp and thick, wavy hair with oily roots. Trying to tackle that whilst maintaining my scalps' PH balance and not stripping it is a small task in itself. Most shampoos that are formulated with gentle ingredients don't cut through the oil whilst those that do are generally too harsh. This falls into the latter category. Possibly the Zinc in here keeps my …Read more

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Masks - The Body Shop - Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask

4.0
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12 days ago

I like this because it's a multi-tasker: scrub & mask 2 in 1. I use the mask before the Clarifying Milk toner for an even better effect. The mask dries like any normal clay-based mask in about 5-7 minutes or so and has medium sized exfoliating grains which do a good job at getting rid of dry patches and general bumpy texture. I tend to just splash warm water on my face once the mask has …Read more

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Toners - The Body Shop - Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Milky Toner

4.0
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13 days ago

After a not-so-great experience with TBS Seaweed toner, I'm glad to say this one lives up to its claims. It's not your typical astringent toner, this one has a milky consistency which despite being, is still quite light. I apply several drops to a cotton pad after cleansing and love how my skin feels immediately better hydrated and visibly brighter too. The only downside for me is the …Read more

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Fragrances - MAC Cosmetics - Velvet Teddy Shadescent

5.0
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14 days ago

A comforting warm, spicy/sweet fall scent that has excellent lasting power, even after 1 spritz (never needed more than 2). I get an initial blast of spice - mostly cinnamon, clove, ginger and plenty of vanilla with just a hint of tobacco. After an hour or so the honey note overtakes the secondary notes: spice, tonka and musk, and really comes into its own.
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Conditioner - Marc Anthony - Grow Long Caffeine Ginseng Rapid Grow Leave In Conditioner

5.0
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21 days ago

Fantastic at detangling hair. After washing my hair and before blow-drying I spray this directly into the palm of one hand, rub hands together and work through damp hair from above roots to the tips. Lasts longer this way and also gives more thorough application. Not once has this left my hair sticky or my roots oily. I have thick, coarse hair with naturally oily roots that's forever prone …Read more

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Hair Treatments - The Body Shop - Banana Truly Nourishing Hair Mask

5.0
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23 days ago

My hair loves this stuff! I use it once weekly after shampoo and conditioner when I wring out any excess water and apply this for about 15 minutes before rinsing out with warm/tepid water. Immediately improves the condition of my thick, wavy hair and leaves it much more manageable, softer and tangle-free. Smells delicious too, although the scent doesn't stick around for long unfortunately …Read more

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Masks - Deciem - NIOD Flavanone Mud

4.0
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24 days ago

Stings like a beast - especially after I've rinsed off, and that too only 7-8 minutes after applying a very thin layer, however I love the results I get with this: pores look smaller, all the gunk in them is removed and my skin looks and feels a lot smoother and healthier. I'm now on my 5th usage and the stinging sensation is starting to subside slightly compared to initial use so …Read more

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Toners - The Body Shop - Seaweed Clarifying Toner

2.0
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25 days ago

Another blind-purchase based on a TBS SA's glowing recomendations, and almost as bad as the TBS Seaweed Cleanser was. Three types of parabens and more menthol in here than half the of the other ingredients in it. Menthol in a toner, seriously? And at this concentration?? I used this for 3 nights consecutively, no more than several drops on a cotton pad to remove last traces of makeup and …Read more

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