Product Reviews by zzjulia

Sunscreen - SHISEIDO - Anessa Neosunscreen SPF50+ PA+++

4.0
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Apr/09/2015

I used this for years as I was lucky enough to have relatives in Tokyo who would ship it to me. I liked it better than the Shiseido sunscreen (in the turquoise bottles) available in the US as it did not leave a white cast on my tan skin. However, the texture of this is fairly thin and worried me that I was actually covering all my face/neck, so I find that I prefer the texture of the Coola …Read more

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Sunscreen - COOLA - SPF 30 Cucumber Mineral Matte Sunblock

3.0
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Apr/09/2015

I have the Rose tint, which is great and I would definitely repurchase that one. However, this one turns me purple, which is unfortunate because it is very nice, doesn't break me out and applies very smoothly.

Usually fragrances in skincare irritates me, however this cucumber one is mild and doesn't give me any problems.

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Moisturizers - COOLA - MIneral Sunscreen Rose Essence Tinted Moisturizer - SPF 20

5.0
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Apr/09/2015

Bought it on a whim at the spa. I use a lot of sunscreen since I live in California and I run outdoors. I prefer mineral based sunscreens as high concentrations of Avobenzone tend to give me breakouts.

This stuff is great. I'm also very tan in the summer so the tint prevents the sunscreen from turning purple on me. That's a common issue I have with the mineral based …
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Treatments (Face) - Alpha Skin Care - AHA Souffle 12 percent Glycolic AHA

4.0
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Apr/09/2015

I went through a couple of the old jars (now in a tube) and just ordered online when I realized my drugstore stopped carrying it. Very effective, slight stinging, very helpful with controlling small clogged pores and breakouts along my hairline and nose. I have oily skin in the T zone and would use it once a week or so in the evening before going to bed.

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Sunscreen - Neutrogena - Pure & Free Baby SPF 60

4.0
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Oct/16/2012

This review is for Neutrogena Baby FACES SPF50
I have had a lot of problems with any kind of chemical sunscreen like Avobenzone. Using zinc oxide has solved the problem I was getting with all the other moisturizers w/SPF but it's been hard to find the right texture since these physical barrier sunblocks are heavier in texture.

This one for "FACE" has been the best …
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Sunscreen - Neutrogena - Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 70

1.0
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Jul/09/2010

I used an earlier formulation with no problems, the SPF55--used 2 bottles of that one.

Somehow this SPF 70 gave us really bady rashes, almost like burns on our skin. Of the 4 of us who used it, me, my mom, my son and my husband--only my husband had no reaction to it.

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Lotions/ Creams - Philosophy - The gingerbread man- body souffle

2.0
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Nov/07/2005

I was really hoping for a more gingerbread baked scent, but it's more fizzy and sort of a ginger ale like scent. The texture is wonderful and light, very nice. If I had to buy a Philosophy souffle, I think I prefer the muffin man, which has a lemony smell and a slight shimmer.

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Gels/ Soaps - Philosophy - Candy Cane 3-in-1

4.0
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Nov/07/2005

The smell was perfect, minty and sugary. It lathered fine, and more importantly did not dry out my skin as minty products tend to do. The bottle is also striped and cheerful, and perfect for the holidays. Overall, I'm really satisfied with the purchase and would buy again next holiday season.

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Moisturizers - The Body Shop - Skin Re-Leaf 24 Hour Treatment Lotion w/ Kinetin [DISCONTINUED]

5.0
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Nov/01/2005

I started using this last year. Really a pleasant texture and smell. No breakouts and usually plant stuff like aloe makes me break out like crazy! The smile lines on my cheeks softened considerably and look more taut. Beautiful effects for such a reasonably priced product. I can at least afford this as compared to Kinerase! I bought my for sister in law and she loves it too and we have …Read more

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Liquid - CHANEL - Voile Universel ] [DISCONTINUED]

4.0
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Jun/14/2005

I am a C4, and didn't think I could find a color match as they all looked too pink or orange. Surprisingly, it is so sheer that even Vanille works for me. I have combination skin with an oily T zone and dry cheeks. I apply this over my normal moisturizer and finish with BE mineral veil. Looks great, very sheer and lightweight feeling. No breakouts, not streaky, and no greaseslicks later …Read more

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