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Gina Roter

Feb 23, 2017 03:23PM ● Published by Caley Breese

Name: Gina Roter
Age: 60
Location: Severna Park
Favorite brands: Trish McEvoy, Clinique, and Neutrogena
Desert island item: Mascara

PRODUCT REVIEWS

Paul Mitchell Ultimate Color Repair Mask, $28.60 at The Temple in Annapolis

For more information, visit https://www.paulmitchell.com/our-products/paul-mitchell/ultimate-color-repair/ultimate-color-repair-... 

What I liked most about the product was its texture, or product feel when applied, consistency, or formulation.
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This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: The container identifies that it is an “anti-fade intense repair” product. I feel it definitely helped the brassiness of my highlights calm down. 

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: As it was most convenient to use in my shower, I used after shampooing my hair. I considered this product to be a combo of repair and conditioner. I left in for 5 minutes then rinsed out.

If I was making this product, I would change: Aroma.
Comments: The aroma was not unpleasant; it smelled like a bit like the container, plastic. Also, the instructions could be a bit clearer. Is it used to be as conditioner? Also, at first, I thought it could be for my face because of the word “mask” in the name. Ha!

I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically. 
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I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
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Anything else you would like to add? The best features of this product, for me, were the calming of my brassy highlights and the softness of my hair after drying.


Buhdze- Milk & Honeycomb Soap, $7.59

For more information, visit http://www.franngong.com/milk-and-honeycomb-soap/ 

What I liked most about the product was its aroma.
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This product somewhat met my expectations.
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I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
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If I was making this product, I would change: Nothing.
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I would recommend this product to a friend: Somewhat.
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I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
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Anything else you would like to add? This handmade soap seems very typical for to this category of soap. The scent was very pleasing—an almond scent was most dominant to me. If I was looking for a gluten-free soap, I would consider this one.


Coastal Salt & Soul Body Butter, $35

For more information, visit https://www.coastalsaltandsoul.com/blissful-body-butter-mediterranean-citrus.html 

What I liked most about the product was its aroma; packaging; texture, or product feel when applied; consistency, or formulation; color
Comments: I really love this product! It gets high marks in every category—divine aroma, attractive chic packaging, silky smooth texture and consistency, and even a soft pink color!

This product exceeded my expectations.
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I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
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If I was making this product, I would change: Nothing.
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I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically.
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I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy.
Comments: This body butter with its intriguing Mediterranean citrus scent is a little bit of luxury every morning after my shower. It is very moisturizing—my skin feels nourished and silky smooth after applying. Love this body butter and I look forward to trying their other products!

Anything else you would like to add? So pleased to discover this line of body butters!


Unwash Bio-Cleansing Conditioner, price varies per size

For more information, visit https://unwash.com/product/bio-cleansing-conditioner/ 

What I liked most about the product was its packaging.
Comments: Uniquely-shaped plastic bottle—easy to hold in the shower.
 
This product did not meet my expectations.
Comments: It states that it’s a conditioner that cleanses. Not to my liking.

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
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If I was making this product, I would change: Nothing.
Comments: I would change the formula to be more cleansing.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Never.
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I am _________ this product: Not willing to invest in.
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Anything else you would like to add? I am usually hesitant when a hair care product claims it cleanses and conditions. Maybe if one has very thick hair that won’t feel weighed down by this type of a combo product. I just felt it didn’t do either.


Ogee Jojoba Restore Face Oil, $44

For more information, visit https://ogee.com/organic-anti-aging-moisturizing-face-oil.html 

What I liked most about the product was its texture, or product feel when applied; aroma; packaging; consistency, or formulation; color
Comments: I’d say this product marks high in all categories! The packaging is a lovely gently curved bottle that is fresh and clean looking. The fact that it is not tested on animals and is associated with the Organic Farming Research Foundation is just icing on the cake!

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: I expected the oil to “sit” on my skin but it quickly soaks in.

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments: The product directions suggested blending a few drops with my day cream—loved knowing the 2 products give me the benefits of additional moisture without the heavy feel.

If I was making this product, I would change: Nothing.
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I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically. 
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I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy
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Anything else you would like to add? The organic oil blend moisturizes and hydrates –hocus pocus—it seems like on contact! It is such a light feeling oil that surely it won’t clog my pores. I feel like I’ve treated my face to a very special, clean product!


Ogee Seeds of Youth Serum, $65

For more information, visit https://ogee.com/organic-anti-aging-hydrating-serum-with-jojoba-oil.html 

What I liked most about the product was its texture, or product feel when applied; aroma; color; packaging; consistency, or formulation
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This product met my expectations.
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I followed instructions for this product: I did my own version of the instructions.
Comments: I was unsure of when to use which Ogee product. But have decided this Youth
Serum is best in areas showing the most age. Which for me isn’t too difficult to find—Ha! 

If I was making this product, I would change: Nothing.
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I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically.  
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I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
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Anything else you would like to add? I am pleased to continue using this serum to turn back time on wrinkles! It definitely replenishes moisture in those areas most challenged by age. I say it is never too late to find ways to make us feel and look younger!!!


Ogee Daily Facial Cleansing Cloths, $20

For more information, visit https://ogee.com/organic-makeup-removing-cleansing-moisturizing-face-wipes.html

What I liked most about the product was its packaging. 
Comments: Convenience makes this product a hit with me!  And, the package "clicks" when closed which I felt kept the remaining sheets moist longer.

This product met my expectations.
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I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
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If I was making this product, I would change: Consistency.
Comments: Maybe change its formulation - I use a competing product, Neutrogena, that seems to clean make up off quicker.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically.
Comments: The convenience of quickly grabbing a cleansing sheet when traveling, at the gym, on the go is huge for me!  The subtle clean scent it has is very refreshing.  I feel most women will add this type of product soon to their cache of beauty products if they already haven't!

I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
Comments: I would like to buy this product, but not sure if it’s in the stores in Annapolis. I intend to check online. 

Anything else you would like to add?  


Measurable Difference Eyeshadow, $18

For more information, visit https://www.measurabledifference.com/measurable-difference-wink-wink-12-piece-eyeshadow-set

What I liked most about the product was its packaging; color. 
Comments: The 2 colors are subtle which I prefer for my eyes.  Once the product was applied, I felt it stayed on and did not flake off.

This product met my expectations.
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I followed instructions for this product: What instructions?
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If I was making this product, I would change: Consistency.
Comments: Applying this color was not easy. I use my fingers as I feel a brush can’t get enough out of the container.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Somewhat.
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I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
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Anything else you would like to add?  

Orgaid Anti-Aging & Moisturizing Organic Sheet Mask, 
$8

For more information, visit https://www.orgaid.com/collections/all/products/orgaid-antiaging-moisturizing-sheet-mask

What I liked most about the product was its consistency, or formulation.
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This product met my expectations.
Comments: Loved the feeling of indulgence while letting the anti-aging mask sooth my face.  It felt extremely hydrating - I didn't need to moisturize after using this product.  And, it has a number of important ingredients - Vitamin B3, Aloe Vera & Witch Hazel and Hyaluronic Acid - all helped my skin to feel youthful!

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
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If I was making this product, I would change: Nothing.
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I would recommend this product to a friend: Somewhat.
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I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
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Anything else you would like to add?  


Nexxus Color Assure Conditioner,
$17.99

For more information, visit http://www.nexxus.com/en/us/shop-by/category/conditioner/color-assure-conditioner-for-colored-hair-6...

What I liked most about the product was its packaging.
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This product somewhat met my expectations.
Comments: Felt this product was too heavy for my hair, even after thoroughly rinsing.

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
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If I was making this product, I would change: Aroma.
Comments: I thought the product might be a bit old—the fragrance smelled as if it has “turned.”

I would recommend this product to a friend: Never.
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I am _________ this product: Not willing to invest in.
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Anything else you would like to add?  


Bioderma Sensibio H2O, $14.90 on BirchBox

For more information, visit http://www.bioderma.com/en/our-products/sensibio/h2o

What I liked most about the product was its packaging; texture, or product feel when applied; consistency, or formulation; other. 
Comments: Looking online for this product was simple and realizing its affordability was even better.  Its "product feel" and formation are simple - feels just like water yet it cleanses and removes completely!

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: Totally didn't expect a makeup remover to be so uncomplicated!  It feels like I ran water from the tap over a cotton ball. It is amazing!

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
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If I was making this product, I would change: Nothing.
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I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically.
Comments: Many make up remover products are a bit oily.  I frequently feel I should wash my face after using the remover. But Sensibio cleanses with nothing left behind - just my clean skin!

I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy.
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Anything else you would like to add?  The total package of a product that works cleanly, in a large container, 500 ml, and a fair price point is a winner for me!!


LashControl Lengthening and Conditioning Mascara, $18

For more information, visit http://www.lashcontrol.com/mascara-formulas/black-lengthening-mascara.php

What I liked most about the product was its packaging.
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This product somewhat met my expectations.
Comments: The concept of controlling the amount of product onto your lashes is genius. Not sure if it is achieved though.

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
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If I was making this product, I would change: Consistency.
Comments: Should be thicker…I questioned whether any product was on the brush. But I may not have been able to squeeze it completely as a bit of arthritis is in the hands. 

I would recommend this product to a friend: Somewhat. 
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I am _________ this product: Not willing to invest in.
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Anything else you would like to add? Need more control over how much product is squeezed onto the brush.


Av
ène YsthéAL Eye and Lip Contour Care, $40

For more information, visit http://www.aveneusa.com/ystheal-eye-contour-cream/

What I liked most about the product was its consistency, or formulation.
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This product somewhat met my expectations.
Comments: A challenge to know if it actually makes my wrinkles lessen…

I followed instructions for this product: I did my own version of the instructions.
Comments: Actually used it in the morning also; not just at night.

If I was making this product, I would change: Nothing.
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I would recommend this product to a friend: Somewhat. 
Comments: The online information sounds really promising—like it would be so valuable on my skin. I just find it so difficult to know if there is a difference when using.

I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
Comments: The online cost is not actually too bad—double the product we received to try is only $42.

Anything else you would like to add? I would love to find that “magic bullet.”


Besame Lipstick in Dusty Rose, $22

For more information, visit https://besamecosmetics.com/collections/lipstick/products/dusty-rose-lipstick

What I liked most about the product was its packaging; texture, or product feel when applied; consistency, or formulation; color.
Comments: It seemed to fit the bill for a well-priced, satin meets matte lipstick finish that I almost forget I’m wearing.
This product met my expectations.
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I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
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If I was making this product, I would change: Nothing.
Comments: It is distinctive because of its packaging, trendy retro-inspired theme, and long-lasting budge-proof finish. 
I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically. 
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I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
Comments: I appreciate my test color—Dusty Rose from 1969. I just started with makeup in 1969 so I can really appreciate the nostalgia inspired by this product. The color suits me!

Anything else you would like to add? 


Dr. Bronner’s Organic Magic Balm, $7.99
For more information, https://shop.drbronner.com/organic-magic-balm#scent=Baby 

What I liked most about the product was its Consistency, or formulation; Texture, or product feel when applied.
Comments: The product feel of this balm is very smooth and pleasing.

This product met my expectations.
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I followed instructions for this product: I did my own version of the instructions.
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If I was making this product, I would change: Nothing.
Comments: This magic balm is unscented, check.  It is in an easy open, accessible package, check. Its texture and consistency is just right - it stays put and quickly saturates the skin.  Color is pleasingly neutral.  And price point, around $15, is affordable.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Highly.
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I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy.
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Anything else you would like to add? I found this product to be super useful for my dry, rough heels.  A swipe before bedtime, socks on, and I'm moisturizing with an organic product (avocado oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil to name a few).  And I definitely notice the difference in the morning!



Moroccan Magic Organic Lip Balm, $14 (3-pack)

For more information, visit https://www.moroccanmagicbeauty.com/products/rose-3-pack

What I liked most about the product was its Consistency, or formulation.
Comments: Goes on extremely smoothly and absorbs quickly.

This product met my expectations.
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I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments:  Applying to my lips is the obvious use - this is a fantastic find!  But I discovered it can be applied to my dry cuticles and any rough skin on my hands or elsewhere.

If I was making this product, I would change: Nothing.
Comments: This lip balm contains healing coconut oil and Argan oil which is extremely nourishing and hydrating.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically.
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I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy.
Comments: I have always used Vaseline for my lips - which protected them I guess.  But this lip balm goes so much further with organic ingredients seriously moisturizing my lips.


Anything else you would like to add? 


Inis The Energy Of The Sea Invigorating Sea Mineral Body Scrub, $19

For more information, visit https://www.fragrancesofireland.com/Inis-Energy-of-the-Sea-Invigorating-Sea-Mineral-Bo-p/8016041.htm

What I liked most about the product was its Aroma.
Comments: A pleasant fresh scent that both men and women would love!

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: This product, expectantly from Ireland, is pleasantly invigorating.  A nice addition to my shower routine.

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter.
Comments:  I was pleased this scrub polished and exfoliated very gently.  And leaves you with smooth invigorated skin.

If I was making this product, I would change: Nothing.
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I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically.
Comments: This body scrub would be a lovely gift included in a basket of beauty products.

I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy.
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Anything else you would like to add? 

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