Product Reviews by waters2

Treatments (Face) - A'Pieu Beauty - Madecassoside Ampoule

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29 days ago

While I loved Apieu's Madecassoside Cream, the Madecassoside Ampoule was not for me. I never care for serums and ampoules, but deceided to try the ampoule, which I received as a gift, together with the cream. Because the cream forms a light film on my face, using the ampoule underneath led to increased tackiness/filminess and oiliness. By itself, the ampoule provided some hydration …Read more

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Toners - IPSA - Time Reset Aqua

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1 month ago

This toner feels great, evens out skin tone, and gives the face a slight glow. Because it contains a vitamin c derivate however, I can only use it maximum once a day (prefer every other day), or my skin will become more sensitive and a bit dry (all vitamin c dries me out a bit). I'm a fan of non-sticky, watery toners, and the texture of this one is great.

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Moisturizers - Unlisted Brand - A’pieu Madecassoside Cream

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1 month ago

I'm surprised by how much I enjoy this inexpensive cream. For reference, I have combo-oily skin that's prone to dehydration. Two of A'pieu's madecassoside products, specifically the gel-cream and balm, caused minor breakouts, but this cream (and the ampoule) did not. Although the cream contains niacinamide and essential oils, they didn't bother me, likely because …Read more

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Toners - Avene - Gentle Toner

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2 months ago

Horrible. Toner caused me to break out in little, tender bumps all over my face. It may have a short ingredient list but most of the products out there that are labeled "gentle" and "for sensitive skin", including Avene, don't work for me. I was suspect of the powdery stuff that I had to shake before using the toner, and I was right.

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Concealers - Surratt - Perfectionniste Concealer Palette

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4 months ago

I bought Shade 2 (Violet Powder) to cover a vein on the outer corner of my eye, and for spots. Both shades of concealer layer well with fingers or sturdy, non-fluffy brushes, and both have the same texture. I like that the product is stiff yet malleable, and doesn't settle into whatever fine lines I may have. (I tried it on my under eye area to test, although I don't typically do dark …Read more

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Conditioner - Unlisted Brand - Moist Diane EXTRA Damage Repair Treatment

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7 months ago

This is a review for the Damage Repair Treatment conditioner, not the shampoo. I disliked this as a conditioner, since it did not condition, made my hair frizzy and oily, and took too long to rinse out. Since I didn't want to waste it, it worked better as pre-shampoo treatment on my coarse, colored hair. However, I don't use pre-treatments so can't compare it to others. This …Read more

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Moisturizers - La Mer - The Moisturizing Soft Cream

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8 months ago

La Mer's Soft Cream is not for my skin type, which isn't dry. When tested on hands, the product spread easily and did not feel thick. On my face, it's another story: I felt suffocated by a filmy layer, and I got whiteheads the same day I used it. I expected a heavy product with La Mer, but I didn't expect to feel comfortable. Because of that film, and the fact that this …Read more

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Blush - Surratt - Blush in Duchess

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8 months ago

Great blush. Looked too light in the pan, but shows up softly on my light, neutral olive skin. Really looks like just part of skin and adds a touch of brightness. There's enough contrast between my natural coloring and the blush. To me, it's a cheek blush/highlighter without the fake shine.

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Cleansers - Cetaphil - Deep Cleansing Bar

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8 months ago

This cleansing bar cleans well and leaves my face squeaky clean. Since I've dislike foaming cleansers in tubes and pumps from US drugstores, this and Neutrogena's cleansing bar for acne-prone skin are one I choose when I need to grab something quick. Feels and cleans better for me than the much touted Dove bar for Sensitive Skin.

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Cleansers - SHISEIDO - Senka Perfect Whip Cleansing Foam

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8 months ago

I need to feel squeaky clean--not moisturized--after using a cleanser, but this was just irritating and drying--and caused breakouts. Perfect Whip's cleansing power is average; it appears to rinse clean yet leaves a feel I dislike. I'm one that loves foaming cleansers and suds, but I'm learning that if the foam is too dense/exaggerated and the paste is too slippery, some …Read more

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