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  • Mario Badescu Skin Care Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream

    There was short of spectacular as I haven't seen any results that was significantly pleasing. It works as any other moisturizer would so I'm not quite certain if this is really a good investment. After three weeks, my eyes remained the same as I studied before and after photos but those are just my personal results. This may work better for other. This is certainly creamy and cooling to the touch and gives eyes a depuffing effect if you keep this in the refrigerator and use it before you apply make-up. It does also sting a little if you get some in your eye so be very cautious. Overall, I'd encountered better than this. I actually don't have dark circles or wrinkles but I do have a fine line under the eyes I wanted this to help but unfortunately, all I have left to say is "don't expect miracles."

    June 30, 2008

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  • Mario Badescu Skin Care Mario Badescu Oil Free Moisturizer

    While Mario Badescu products are one of the best acne fighting systems I have ever tried, this oil-free moisturizer didn't stun me at all nor leave me incredibly satisfied. It's a plain mundane medium priced moisturizer in a bottle that my Neutrogena oil-free sensitive skin moisturizer can outperform. Also, the gripe I had with this moisturizer was that it left my skin feeling a bit greasy and that's a definite sign that I need to skip it and either use something else or drop this product all together. If you really like the Mario Badescu line and need all their items, this can be a staple for you to have as an every day moisturizer. It is lightweight but I still didn't like the texture on my skin, personally.

    June 26, 2008

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  • Mario Badescu Skin Care Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser

    I like foamy cleansers because I have this subconcious habit of believing that they are more effective than cream cleansers or even gels. With this, it's true. All my makeup is rinsed away with the bubbles and suds and my skin becomes incredibly soft. The only gripe I do have is that over time it does dry out my skin a bit so moisturizer following this is highly recommended. I have oily skin and the past few days post usage of this has left my skin somewhat parched. Awesome product, great price.

    June 26, 2008

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  • Mario Badescu Skin Care Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C

    Everyone is right when they say it's not the most pleasant scented product ever. It does have a chemical scent which bothered me at first but whatever seems effective to me is tolerable.. I used this after cleansing and found that it picked up so much dirt and residue which any of my face cleansers weren't able to lift away from my skin so I was pleased. The stinging isn't causting but it is somewhat painful until your skin feels really cool and refreshed, it becomes worth it especially feeling so squeaky clean afterwards. It preps the skin but also delivers an acne fighting ingredient during application that helps with the combination of other products that is going to be applied onto the skin to help diminish bacteria and acne all together.

    June 26, 2008

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  • Mario Badescu Skin Care Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel

    This is a great makeup remover especially because it is gel based, there isn't a greasy or dry, tight feeling after cleansing. I was hesitant to use this at first especially because there was no foaming, soap like consistency, or even creaminess just like any other cleanser I've used but when I noticed it had made all the foundation go away, it was a keeper. The smell reminds me of fresh cut aloe vera and it's a light green gel that you directly apply to your face. It's easy, low priced, and very effective. The best part? It softens my super sensitive skin without a trace of irritation.

    June 26, 2008

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  • Mario Badescu Skin Care Mario Badescu Drying Cream

    While you're out at the mass retailer store look at the different price ranges for acne treatments, this one will actually fit any budget. I'll spend a little more than what I spend on Clean and Clear for this and it's so much less than the cost of my prescription Differin Gel. While the other reviewers here are correct about it having a clay formula texture, it is sulfur based which is the alternative to salicyclic acid and benzoyl peroxide. Sulfur is actually a better ingredient for treating adult acne such as the cystic types and severe inflammation. A tiny bit of this cream goes a long way and I will admit, it's not the best product to use during the day as it leaves an ivory beige film over your skin and it can feel somewhat thick. Overnight though, I notice the acne clarify itself about twenty five percent better and while there is no overnight cure for acne, this certainly did the job at reducing it and also calming the redness I had. The fragrance may bother some people as it smells like chemicals, most from the sulfur scent, but nonetheless not so irritating that it's unbearable. I do highly recommend this is you have combination to oily skin especially yet too much of this can dry the skin out so I suggest this be sparingly applied and to affected areas only.

    June 26, 2008

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  • Head & Shoulders Smooth & Silky Conditioner

    I never really knew Head & Shoulders had a selection of styles for hair care until my sister needed a bottle one day for refill. I chose one and went home and tried it for myself. I felt like there was a subtle cooling sensation and noticed I had less irritation when I used hair products that day and usually at the end of the day the hairsprays or gels that I use tend to make me itch or make me super warm on the scalp. Well, this helped. It's also not a clear based shampoo, it looks more like a conditioner but still lathers well. The benefit of it all is that it isn't as drying as most shampoos I've tried that "enrich" their shampoos with too much fragrance and alcohol or should I say, pollute? This is definitely worth trying and also clinging onto especially if you feel the need to use different hair products to help manage your hair, this will keep hair feeling smooth while taming the dandruff or dry scalp issues.

    June 20, 2008

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  • Clinique Moisture Sheer Tint SPF 15
    5.0

    Clinique Moisture Sheer Tint SPF 15

    How About More Shades For the TINTED Gals?

    I would say that this is a good substitute for foundation but the flaws it has is not catering out to the more olive or golden complected gals like me. I noticed a pink tinge or a peachy glow to my complexion far different from my neck from the closest shade I could find in this and while it may not have the right color, I'll give Clinique the benefit of the doubt by reviewing everything else. The coverage while mild is excellent by means of evening out the skin tone and hiding minor flaws that concealer can retouch later on. A light powder is highly recommended if you have oily skin because I found this to be letting me shine too much than I wanted to but if you have normal or dry skin, this will actually give a nice glow as I've found days when it has helped but again, the shades aren't too flatering on me. It is fragrance free but there is still a light chemical or cosmetic scent to it but it isn't bothersome at all unless you had the product literally up to the nostrils so I'd say this is a decent item to have. Especially if you go to the gym and you don't feel comfortable not wearing makeup, this is a great staple to have or running errands and you need a quick makeup fix- this is it. It is fragrance and oil free which sensitive skins can benefit from and while at $26.00, it seems like a heavy price, it's a lightweight foundation plus a moisturizer so it isn't hard to consider it a two for one deal and one of the best products to buy during gift time because free products can easily come with it instead of spending more trying to buy other products you may not really need later.

    June 20, 2008

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  • Sephora Ultra-Shine Lip Gloss
    6.0

    Sephora Ultra-Shine Lip Gloss

    More Pigment, Please

    First off, I'm a lip gloss addict. High shine or healthy shine, I'm all for it as long as it doesn't look like I have saliva drooping over my lips. Now this is one of the best formulas I've felt on my lips but not necessarily the best in lip gloss selection at all. Firs of all, don't you love how rich and lovely those shades look inside the tube? I do. Too bad they lack all of that when it's applied. As soon as I apply it to my lip, I see that it's hardly tinted but it is glossy. So here goes, one more layer. Ok, more color but now I see an even amount of color spread out and I feel like I'm wearing too much gloss. But the formula is light weight, super light weight. It's non-sticky so I don't have to worry about my hair getting stuck on my lips anytime soon and it smells light, not strong at all. I also noticed it didn't chap my lips after a period of time. So far so good other than the lack of pigment. The price for this? Could be so much better by lowering it a $5.00 US bill or two because honestly, it's not the best in the market but it will perform just as well as a drug store brand but not necessarily better. The closest equivalent to this that I can say from my own personal experience is a Bonne Bell lip gloss or a Cover Girl one but even Cover Girl seems to have better color pay off compared to this. Come on Sephora, get it moving! You've got work to do...

    June 20, 2008

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  • Eucerin Gentle Hydrating Cleanser

    Oil-free and fragrance free, those are the two key factors I need in a face wash. For about seven or eight dollars, there's quite a bit of product compared to the average tube size of facial cleansers out there and this was actually on a YouTube tutorial I saw recently from a video. Although it is self proclaimed gentle, I was pleased to see my MAC foundation rinsed away completely into the sink and away off my face at night as well as lessen the redness. I did notice significantly though that my face that is usually oily had gotten drier over time and I see any acne clearing up but I also see little tiny bumps and they could be possible signs of irritation. So after two weeks, it could either be good or bad. I have to give this seven stars though because of the generousity in size, the effectiveness, and it doesn't irritate me in any way feeling uncomfortable, I just have to figure out if the tiny bumps are the cause from this or not. There's a 70% chance though I'll be repurchasing this as I'm able to skip make-up remover and also not worry about reddening my skin after wash. I just have to use a very light, oil-free moisturizer for the bit of dryness.

    June 20, 2008

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