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  • Jan Marini Skin Research Bioglycolic Bioclear Lotion

    I have been using the entire 5-step line for a week, and although I had problems with severe drying and flakiness (which I knew could happen, and they warn of it as well) I only use this at night, but every other night, until I acclimate, and use only on my forehead and bridge of nose. Around my nose and chin dried out SO badly, but also as they say, you should acclimate soon, and I have...2 bad days of redness and severe flakiness, it has calmed down and I think I'll stick to only using this at night. I do like it though, and like with everything else, once you find the balance that works for you, these are amazing products.

    April 8, 2011

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  • Jan Marini Skin Research Bioglycolic Oily Skin Cleansing Gel

    I have been using the entire 5-step line for a week, and although I had problems with severe drying and flakiness from the Bioglycolic lotion, this is one product that I really love. I never had "problem" skin, but very oily skin that I couldn't control with anything I tried. It has a fruity (peachy?) smell but it's not over-powering, and once I worked out how to use it with my Clarisonic (per directions, you put it on dry skin then add water to lather), I was a happy girl. My oil is under control and it's a great price. I don't know where that reviewer found her's for $20, but even $29 is a great value when this will last a long time.

    April 8, 2011

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  • Jan Marini Skin Research C-ESTA Serum
    9.0

    Jan Marini Skin Research C-ESTA Serum

    Amazing for oily skin!

    I have been using the entire 5-step line for a week, and although I had problems with severe drying and flakiness, this is one product that I really love. I use it on my forehead and down the bridge of my nose only, and I noticed improvements in the first 2 days. It's amazing for oil control, and though I didn't have "bad" skin, my forehead was slightly bumpy, and it is nice and smooth now. I will definitely continue to use this product, and for me, a little goes a long way so it's not a huge amount of money to put out.

    April 8, 2011

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  • Philosophy The Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash
    9.0

    Philosophy The Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash

    Wonderful, gentle daily exfoliator...

    I use this amazing product in conjunction with purity made simple and will never be without it. I go for this in the mornings when I'm just taking off the serums/moisturizers, etc...that I slept in the night before. I have sensitive skin and always have to be careful with what I use, but this has always worked wonderfully for me. It's gentle enough to use everyday, but effective enough that I get that deep-down clean. It's not all grit and will "lather" slightly, so if you have sensitive skin like me, don't be afraid to give it a try! I buy this and purity in the super-size (32 oz.) which is supposed to be an 8-month supply...I easily get over a year out of it. I have a travel-size bottle that I take with me everywhere, I just love it!

    March 29, 2011

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  • Philosophy Purity Made Simple 3-in-1 Cleanser for Face and Eyes

    I am a no-frills kind of girl in my routine...the fewer steps, the better... and this makes sure I don't have to be. I use this religiously with my Clarisonic every night, and on the rare occasion that I actually have worn make-up that day, it melts right off. I have sensitive, oily skin and I feel the deep-down clean with this, but it never leaves my skin tight. The fresh scent is delightful, and a little goes a looong way for me (the 32 oz. should be an 8-mo. supply they say, but I get well over a year out of it). I use it in conjunction with the microdelivery wash in the morning and always make sure I have travel sizes when I go anywhere! (I only wish they made this without parabens, that's why i didn't give it 10 stars.)

    March 29, 2011

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  • Bare Escentuals RareMinerals Skin Revival Treatment
    7.0

    Bare Escentuals RareMinerals Skin Revival Treatment

    Nice product, packaging stinks...

    I have always wanted to venture into the BE line but I have such sensitive, blemish-prone skin I was just afraid to (after having bad experience with other mineral make-ups). I'm glad I did. I'm at the age where I use anti-aging products preventatively so I wasn't expecting to see a drastic improvement in anything really. Well, I won't say it's a miracle product, but in conjunction with my other skin care, I have found I really like this. It doesn't settle in the very few "lines" I have, though I know others have said that was a problem for them. I have slightly uneven skin tone and over time I feel like this has helped a bit. It gives me a nice glow when I put it on before bed, and sometimes (since I don't wear other make-up) I'll dust this over my face to just even me out a little. The packaging, however, leaves much to be desired. For my first one, I ended up ripping off the foam and just tapping some into the lid and using a brush to put it on...much more sanitary and isn't wasting product getting trapped in the sponge. The newer packaging has the same foam and sponge with the open/close, but now with a screw-off lid that makes that so much easier. I just ordered a third so we'll see how they've changed it now...hopefully for the better again!

    March 24, 2011

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  • Revlon Lash Curler
    7.0

    Revlon Lash Curler

    Works great for me...

    I have long lashes, but very straight, and this helps them curl out, not bend like a lot of other curlers I've used. Though I think the pad has a lot to do with that...I tried to change it because the original one (over 5 years old! ew!) really needed to go. But when I did, it didn't work as well. I have found that with all curlers I've used though...once you replace that pad it never works the same.

    March 23, 2011

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  • Benefit Benetint
    9.0

    Benefit Benetint

    Long-lasting, natural color...

    I fell in love with this after trying it the first time. I never had a problem with it being too "streaky" or even too light. I don't follow the directions on the bottle, I go with what I see on my face. I don't like to wear make-up (and don't...just this and mascara) so it's the perfect thing to give me a little flush on the days my natural rosy cheeks are too tired to come out and play. I have very pink lips, so I have never used this as a lip stain. I have had my first bottle rolling around in my make-up bag and just refill it when I get a new one. Someone mentioned the bottle breaking when she dropped it, but I have dropped it on a marble floor and it was just fine, and have never had the lid untwist and leak.

    March 23, 2011

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  • The Body Shop Flawless Skin Protecting Concealer
    7.0

    The Body Shop Flawless Skin Protecting Concealer

    Good coverage, smooth application

    I can have blemish-prone skin sometimes, so with all the great concealers on the market that have salicylic acid or other blemish-fighters built in, I thought I'd give this one a shot since I already love their products. This goes on smoothly, and since I don't wear other make-up, that's important that is blends well. I don't know how it helps with blemishes as I haven't had one since using this, but I feel confident putting this on it when that should arise.

    March 23, 2011

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  • TRESemme Color Revitalize Conditioner
    8.0

    TRESemme Color Revitalize Conditioner

    Good conditioner for colored hair...

    I like both the shampoo and conditioner for my color-treated hair. I tried many things before resorting to this, all of which were soooo heavy they left me with no body whatsoever. And the huge bottles (32 oz.) are usually around $3 where I shop, you can't beat that. Nice, fresh smell, nothing fruity which so many shampoos have these days. Seems to help my color last, too.

    March 23, 2011

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