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  • Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 45

    I got a pack of this at Costco, so the value for the sheer amount of product I got was pretty amazing. Normally I opt for a SPF 30 product (Olay), but I'll use this when I know I'll be out for a long time under intense sunlight. I was worried that this product might be too heavy or oily for my face, but I was pleasantly surprised! Like the name implies, after application it leaves a "dry-touch" feeling to your skin. Unlike other sunblocks that just reek of chemicals and leave you feeling like you need to take a shower, this one glides on easily and makes you forget that it's there. It's gentle enough for your face, though it may leave a white cast for a few seconds for people with slightly darker complexions. It sinks in fine for my medium-toned skin, but it took a little extra rubbing in for my friend who has darker skin. That being said, it won't irritate your skin or clog your pores (and it's so nice having a sunscreen which will feel great for your body AND face). It also leaves a slightly matted feel to your skin, which makes applying make-up a cinch! I also love that the container is sleek and small, making it easy to carry and apply on throughout the day. This is my go-to sunscreen for all occasions.

    June 26, 2013

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  • Garnier The Refreshing Remover Cleansing Towelettes

    I bought these on a whim and they are actually quite nice. I wouldn't say that they're the best towelettes I've ever bought but they're quite good for the amount and price you get! Like most Garnier products, it has a very fresh and whimsical fruity scent to it. I've used these wipes to remove makeup, on my hair, and even on my arms and clothes (after a trip to a stinky landfill)! I think it does a fairly decent job of removing make up (granted I don't wear heavy eye make up, so I'm not sure how it'll stand up to that). My one comment is that even though the package says no rinsing is necessary afterwards, my face does feel like it has a little residue/stickiness to it when I use these wipes. After it dries for a few minutes, my skin feels better, but I always have the urge to wash my face after using these. I wouldn't recommend it for hair (duh) since it does leave you hair feeling kind of sticky like there's product build up in it, but for a desperate last-ditch effort to freshen up on a hot day, it really does serve its purpose. And most importantly, it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin. I'd definitely get it again.

    June 26, 2013

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  • Caudalie Divine Oil
    7.0

    Caudalie Divine Oil

    Wonderful in Small Doses

    I received a general sample of this product from Sephora and was very excited to try it after reading scores of great reviews for Divine Oil. I used some on my cuticles, small amounts as perfume, and even a little and my face and I really liked it. However, I brushed some of the product through my hair and perhaps I just put too much in, but the scent was overpowering! I'm somewhat sensitive to scents and prefer very clean fragrances, and in small doses, the scent is truly divine! However, having it hit my nose every time my hair moved ended up giving me a headache and I just washed my hair to be rid of the scent. It's a very versatile and soothing product, just be careful not to use too much.

    June 25, 2013

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  • Basis Sensitive Skin Bar
    7.0

    Basis Sensitive Skin Bar

    It's a Fine Soap

    I used the bar version of this soap (I typically use the Basis facial cleanser) just to see what all the fuss is about. After going through the entire product, the lasting impression I had was that it was okay. That's not to say that it underperformed in any way or irritated my skin or anything like that. I just thought it was a very average soap. I tried using it on my face and was just left wanting my facial soap instead. So, I used the rest of the soap as a body soap for when I showered. Once again, it was alright. I did feel very clean and it had a nice scent, but it left my skin feeling kind of tight and rough. I much prefer Dove if you're going to use a bar soap, since it leaves me with a comparable level of cleanliness, but with softer, more moisturized skin afterwards. However, if you're looking for a mild, clean, nicely scented soap that's affordable and doesn't have all the bells and whistles, this soap will suffice.

    June 25, 2013

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  • Smashbox Camera Ready Full Coverage Concealer

    If they were to ever discontinue this product, I wouldn't know what to do with myself! This is the cornerstone of my make up application ritual and I love it! As some other reviewers had mentioned, it's best to start off with a clean and moisturized face before you apply this. It's only when I forget to use a facial lotion prior to application that I experience any of that "cakey" sensation that some reviewers have mentioned. Otherwise, it glides on very smoothly and provides great coverage. I use shade 3 which matches my skin tone perfectly. I use this concealer under my mineral makeup, but it provides enough coverage that I really could just use this concealer alone if I'm in a rush. It blends well, lasts me all day, and doesn't clog or irritate my skin if I forget to wash my face (which is often). What I love most is that it gives my skin a very natural, "of course I just woke up this way and look fabulous" appearance.

    June 25, 2013

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  • Olay Complete Daily Defense All Day Moisturizer with Sunscreen SPF 30 - Sensitive Skin

    I've been using this product for the two years and it hasn't failed me yet! I was previously using the SPF 15 lotion before, and admittedly, I thought that that lotion was much more moisturizing (it sank into my skin effortlessly). That being said, since I have more oily skin, this one will do the job the same. However, for those who have very dry skin, you might want to layer a serum underneath it. I do that from time to time in the winter when I feel that my skin needs that extra moisture. As for skin protection, it really does do a great job in terms of coverage. I wear it every day and it really does protect my sensitive skin from sun exposure. If I'm going up into the mountains, the beach, or swimming I would use a stronger facial lotion, just because my skin would burn to a crisp otherwise! But if you're just going about your day, this lotion is great. It applies well under make up, dries fast, doesn't leave a white cast, and lasts for a surprisingly long time. Finally, the pump and lock mechanism is really great for application and makes traveling so convenient!

    June 25, 2013

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  • Basis Cleaner Clean Face Wash
    10.0

    Basis Cleaner Clean Face Wash

    My favorite face wash!

    I have fairly sensitive (yet oily) skin and this is by far my favorite face wash! I've used several different ones before--Cetaphil, Neutrogena, Clean & Clear, etc--but since trying this product, I've stood by it. I love the scent, that it is very gentle, it foams up just enough, and is is as mild as soap and water (without that soapy residue). The fact that it's so affordable is just icing on the cake! What I also love is that a dime-sized amount of the product will be sufficient is clean your face, neck, and back even! So this lasts me a really long time. Some other cleansers will dry out or irritate my skin if I use it too often, but this one always has a soothing softening effect on my skin. Try it out, you won't regret it!

    June 25, 2013

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