Product Reviews by zernelle

Blush - L'Oreal Paris - True Match Super-Blendable Blush - Baby Blossom

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Jun/07/2016

This is supposed to be a perfect color for pale, cool-toned skin, which perfectly describes my skin. Unfortunately, I found this to be too warm for my skin, so I returned it. I also hated the cheap, bulky packaging with the useless brush.
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Ingredients: Talc, Nylon-12, Dimethicone, Polymethylsilesquioxane, Titanium Dioxide, Alumina, Cetyl Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol …
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Sunscreen - Topix - Replenix UltiMATTE Perfection SPF 50+

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Jan/26/2016

My first impression of this sunscreen was very favorable: it applied easily and smoothly, it felt like a primer, and the tint surprisingly blended into my pale skin. I thought I might have found a new favorite sunscreen, even though I've been in love with EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46 for more than 5 years. But the next day I found freshly clogged pores and new breakouts, and my impression of …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Unlisted Brand - epionce intense defense serum

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Jan/01/2016

I used a generous sample of this serum every other night for about a month. It didn't cause irritation or clog my pores, but I also didn't see any other positive effects. This serum is too expensive to use without benefits. I'll stick with the other Epionce products I like--the Lytic Sport Tx, Renewal Lite Lotion, and Medical Barrier …Read more

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Moisturizers - Unlisted Brand - Epionce - Renewal Lite Facial Lotion

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Jan/01/2016

I tried the regular Epionce Renewal Lotion more than a year ago and hated it--it irritated my skin and caused breakouts. I love Epionce Medical Barrier Cream as a night cream, but last spring I found myself needing a light moisturizer under my sunscreen. On a whim I ordered the Renewal Lite Lotion. It's so expensive that I was kind of hoping not to like it--but it's great! It …Read more

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BB Cream - Dr. Jart+ - Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45 PA+++

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Jan/01/2016

Let's start with the positive: this product, in the light-medium color, actually blended well into my super pale skin, and it didn't emphasize any dry spots on my skin. Unfortunately, though, it settled into my pores, clogged them, and caused breakouts.
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Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Phenyl Trimethicone, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Hexyl …
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Moisturizers - Unlisted Brand - Vivant Skin Care Allantoin Sedating and Hydrating Lotion

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Nov/11/2015

I've been ordering most of my skincare online for about a decade, and this is only the second product I have ever sent back. I was really hoping to love it, especially since it was so cheap and didn't look like it would clog my pores. The rosemary oil did concern me a little, since I have sensitive skin, but when it arrived, I couldn't discern a scent, so I thought all would be …Read more

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Treatments (Eye) - Unlisted Brand - Epionce Renewal Eye Cream

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Nov/04/2015

This eye cream is thick and greasy and doesn't absorb well. It also caused some breakouts on my cheeks and has a strong orange fragrance, which seems inappropriate for a product that is supposed to be applied near the eyes. There are better eye creams available for less money. <BR><BR>
Ingredients: Water, Petrolatum, Glycerin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Shea …
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Mascara - Jane Iredale - Longest Lash Mascara

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Oct/14/2015

This mascara had minimal lengthening and thickening effect on me. Worse, it flaked and smudged and left me with terrible raccoon eyes. I'm not impressed. <BR><BR>
Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Algae Extract, Beeswax, Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Cellulose, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Algae Extract, Radish Root Extract, Tribehenin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Panthenol …
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Cleansers - Unlisted Brand - Vivant Skincare Green Tea Antioxidant Cleanser

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Jul/24/2015

I have a bad habit of wanting to try all of the products by a given skincare company whenever I find that I really like one of their products, even though I know good and well that not every product in one line is going to be a winner. But it happened again. I fell in love with Vivant's 8% Mandelic Acid Serum, and I needed a new cleanser, so I decided to order the Green Tea Antioxidant …Read more

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Sunscreen - EltaMD - UV Aero Broad-Spectrum SPF 45 Continuous Spray

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Jul/23/2015

This is my favorite body sunscreen. It provides good, zinc-based protection, has a fluid texture that is easy to apply, isn't white once it's rubbed in, is water resistant, and prevents my whole family from burning. Just be sure not to spray near face and not to breathe in the spray. My husband, son, and I are all super pale folks of northern European descent. We used this sunscreen …Read more

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