Product Reviews by valerian

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

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May/20/2016

I love this mask for the face and use it regularly, particularly before an event or after a heavy session of celebrating something. I find it smooths, plumps and refines making my skin look better than it really should given the circumstances.
However, Ive just discovered a new use for it...I, inspite of being careful to moisturise my hands with a thick hand cream before bed, I am 48 for …
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Moisturizers - Weleda - Skin Food

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Feb/26/2014

I love skin food, its natural and feels and works great. Ive read some reviews and it seems that some people are underwhelmed with it, the same way I was when I tried Dr Haushskas Rose cream the first time until I learned how to apply it correctly. (both this and skin food are very similar in texture)

When applying either cream to the face, neck and decolletage, never apply it like a …
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Masks - No Brand (DIY or homemade) - Oatmeal Mask

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Mar/19/2012

I use oatmeal in masks (usually mixed into yoghurt) but mostly enjoy it as a sort of facial wash for the soothing, hydrating effects it gives.
When my daughter was very young, she had excema outbreaks which left her itchy, dry and uncomfortable and I used to put porridge oats into a nylon stocking, throw it in the bath, let her soak in it and then use the stocking like soap all over the …
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Treatments (Face) - Dermalogica - Gentle Cream Exfoliant

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Aug/29/2011

Wowza!!
I tried this after a famous British MUA talked about it on her blog and gave it a glowing review.
Because Dermalogica is an expensive brand, I popped into a salon who use it and asked for a sample sachet to try first.
After cleansing I applied a thin layer with fingers as there wasnt much product in the sachet avoiding the eye contour area and left it for 15 mins to do its …
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Masks - No Brand (DIY or homemade) - Yogurt Mask

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Aug/29/2011

I tried yogurt as a mask woefully late for a person who enjoys using natural ingredients as beauty aids and the thing that made me try was a review on a blog about a product that was used as no scrub exfoliant that had lactic acid as a primary ingredient.
But Yoghurt is high in lactic acid I thought, and much cheaper so hence my facial experiment!
I went to the health store and got a …
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Foundations - Maybelline New York - Dream Matte Mousse

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Oct/28/2010

I had bypassed this foundation since it came out, thinking that it would be too heavy, flat and dry looking.
However, after reading some reviews I decided to give it a shot.
I use fawn which is a great match for my skin and apply it after concealer and eye make up and lipstick have been applied. This works for me as i find myself using less and just where I need it to even out my skin …
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Scrubs - Beyond Belief - Alpha Beta Hydroxy Deep Pore Scrub

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Oct/01/2010

I have had this product and used it for quite a while and have found that you can use it in 2 ways.
For a gentler scrub you can use on damp skin, have a scrub around and rinse off.
My preferred method for a deep exfoliation is to apply to dry skin and kind of press it all over the face (avoiding the eye contour area of course) until it feels quite dryish. Then supporting the skin, press …
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Highlighters - GUERLAIN - Les Meteorites Ball Powder Beige Chic 03

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May/30/2010

I bought this for myself as a special treat with some birthday money I had and could hardly wait to try it!
Unfortunatley, the first problem I had was how to get into the damned thing!!! It was almost impossible but managed it eventually (I have short nails so I didnt break any fortunatley)
The initial use as a glowy setting powder for my foundation was I have to say underwhelming :( …
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Primer/ Corrector - CLARINS - Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch

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May/30/2010

I was given this by a friend who wanted the wrinkle blurring effects but was dissapointed by the matte effect (She likes the dewy look) so I gave this a go.
A couple of uses later where I perfected my way of using this has made it a great product for me.
Because it does have a "Siliconeish" feel to it (Too smooth and a little greasy feeling for my taste) I am careful to apply …
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Moisturizers - Neal's Yard Remedies - Power Berry Moisturiser

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May/30/2010

I got this free with a magazine some months ago and was very excited to try it as I love natural remedies and skin care that uses them.
At the time it was winter and was initially disapointed as the moisturiser left my dryish skin feeling matte and flat and so the product was dumped in the "Not as good as I thought it would be" section of my cosmetic storage.
Fast forward to …
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