[Nature Republic] Bamboo Charcoal Mud Pack Review

Author: Avellina

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Nature Republic Bamboo Charcoal Mud Pack Review

 

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Nature Republic is really famous for their Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel. I saw this product for the first time when a YouYuber compared it with Glam Glow Mud Mask. For $9 this product gives an amazing result at that video so I decided to buy it and it was the best decision that I ever made. This mask is made for oily skin. It claims to remove blackheads and whiteheads and tighten the skin. It contains Damyang Bamboo Charcoal Mixture from Korea as the star ingredient.

 

***Packaging

This mask comes in a 150 gram plastic tube. There’s no box for this product. Usually clay mask comes in 100 g weight so this is quite a lot. The tube makes this product last longer ( doesn’t dry out quickly) and more hygienic. There’s an instruction in Koran and English for international kbeauty lovers^^

 

***Ingredients

Here are the ingredients on the packaging : Purified water, Kaolin, Bentonite, Methylpropanediol, Charcoal powder, Cucumber, Sodium magnesium silicate, Carbonated water, Pomegranate extract, Acai palm extract, Cranberry fruit extract, Gugjia extract, Plum extract, Blueberry extract, Jujube extract, 1,2-hexanediol, xanthan gum, propanediol, erysobic acid, pentasodium pentetate, phenoxyethanol.

This product contains no harmful ingredients. Kaolin or China clay helps to purify and soothe the skin. Bentonite helps to unclog pores and shrink them and also control the sebum production. It also contains some plants extract such as plum, blueberry, cranberry, etc.

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***Performance

I use this product 1-2 times a week after cleansing. I use it all over my face and leave it for 15-30 minutes. The mask is very thick. It has a dark grey colour and smells like old Chinese medicine. I feel like I apply a drug mask on my face. But don’t worry, the smell disappears quickly.

 

What I really like about this product is that you can see the result immediately.  After the mask dries, it forms oil patches on the skin so I can see the part of my face that has a lot of sebum like a nose and the inner cheek. For some people it may be disgusting but for me it is so satisfying to see a mud mask suck all the oil on my face.

This mask is a little bit hard to wash off. You may take more time to rub your face using lukewarm water or you can use a wet towel. I always wipe my face using a toner and a cotton pad after using this product to wipe any leftover mask.  Here’s the result :

 

 

I love this mask so much! My pores are gone after I use it and my skin produces less sebum. My face feels very smooth and my make up stays longer.  I really recommend this product for the summer and for those who have oily skin with clogged pores. Repurchase? Yes!

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[Tosowoong] SOS CICA Repair Cushion Red Cover Expert Review

Author: Roxanne

This review originally appeared on her Instagram profile here.

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Tosowoong SOS CICA Repair Cushion Red Cover Expert Review

 

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Tosowoong SOS CICA Repair Cushion Red Cover Expert

  • SPF 50+ PA+++
  • 14G
  • Silicone Puff
  • Mochi type cushion
  • $28.71 (yesstyle)

Claims:

  • Centella extract and Tea Tree to cover dull skin and blemishes.
  • Panthenol and Glycerine to soothe and moisturize sensitive skin
  • Microparticle powder to fill pores and wrinkles and provide good adhesion

Shades:  #21 and #22

Test:

I tried this cushion for a week in different conditions.

Depending on your skincare, the finish of this cushion could be semi-matte or dewy.

Thoughts:

I have mixed feelings about this cushion, there are good days and there are bad.

I don’t think I can recommend this to anyone with really dry skin.

I have oily skin and tried this without using moisturizer, it did not end well.

Especially around my chin area, it looked like Thor threw his hammer on my chin and cracked the foundation, lol!

It also clings to dry patches and settles into fine lines.

If you like that no make-up feel, then this is for you, it’s super lightweight, and that’s what I enjoyed the most about this cushion. Even when my face started to get oily, I didn’t feel oily at all.

Pros:

Decent coverage and buildable

Has not broken me out

It helps soothes my skin

Lightweight, it doesn’t feel like you have makeup on

No tacky feeling

Fills in pores

Cons:

Transfers easily, not long lasting

I feel like it’s a bit pricey

The silicone puff was hard to blend with (only used once)

Only has two shades

Clings to dry patches

Rating:

I would give this a 2.5/5

Yes, half! Because it has good days and bad days

I get enough of that in relationships, I don’t need that in my makeup, lmao! Joking~

Would I repurchase?

I don’t think so, I will be using this cushion again but once it’s finished that’s it. For its price I could probably find a better one that performs better.

 

[Soo’Ae] Nature Tea Tree Collagen Essence Mask Review

Author: Natalie

This review originally appeared on her Instagram profile here.

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Soo’Ae Nature Tea Tree Collagen Essence Mask Review

 

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Soo’Ae Nature Tea Tree Collagen Essence Mask
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 This tea tree mask was part of a giveaway prize that I won from @sooaecanada and spoiler alert: I loved it!!
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🌳Key Ingredients: Tea tree extract! I usually use tea tree oil to eliminate my pimples but this mask claimed to use it for moisture relief. Another key ingredient is collagen, which is used for moisturization. The mask claims that it improves skin elasticity, but applying collagen topically isn’t effective in stimulating collagen synthesis due to its inability to penetrate the top layer of the skin from its large molecular weight. Maybe they meant that restoring hydration can improve skin elasticity?
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🌳Material: It’s a moderately thick cotton fabric material that’s flexible and doesn’t break easily.
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🌳Fit: The fit was great overall except that the philtrum area was a bit small and the mouth hole was a bit too big for me.
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🌳Texture:  The essence is moderately thick but it doesn’t feel heavy to the face at all! For comparison, it’s a bit more watery than the Nature Republic Real Nature masks.
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🌳Scent: I was surprised at the lack of a tea tree oil scent, but I did smell some “blue water” scent.
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🌳Thoughts:  9/10 This mask calmed my angry skin and gave me the hydration boost that I needed. Also, it moisturized my face moderately. I like how the essence isn’t too heavy and absorbs quickly, which is perfect for the current warm-ish weather! Although this wasn’t as effective as I thought it would be against acne, I’m still impressed at how well it moisturized my skin! I think this is one of my fav masks alongside with the Nature Republic ones~ If you’re looking for a moisturizing mask that’s easily accessible, this might be the one for you!

[Innisfree] Daily UV Protection Cream No Sebum SPF 35 PA+++ Review

Author: B.

This review originally appeared on her Instagram profile here.

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Innisfree Daily UV Protection Cream No Sebum SPF 35 PA+++ Review

 

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So a week ago, I purchased Innisfree’s Daily UV Protection Cream No Sebum SPF 35 PA+++. I decided to switch to a new sunscreen cause my former sunscreen didn’t do much with oil control 😐 Anyway, I have been using this for a week already & now, I can finally share my thoughts 😊

Product claims:

☀️ contains Sunflower Oil & Jeju Green Tea Extract that protects skin against UV rays

☀️ has Portulaca Oleracea & Centella Asiatica Extracts which soothes skin that has been exposed to UV rays and other harmful environmental conditions & offers a strong astringent effect

☀️ controls sebum production and keeps face clear & matte

☀️ perfect for oily/combination skin

☀️ 5-free system: free of animal ingredients, mineral oils, synthetic fragrance, tar dye and talc

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My thoughts:

✅ really kept my face matte for around 4 hours (which is a miracle for my oily face 😅)

✅ has a powdery, matte finish

✅ has a mild scent which I liked

✅ has a light coverage

➖ leaves a white cast BUT can easily be covered with makeup

So far it has exceeded my expectation with oil control and as of now, I must say it’s my fave sunscreen ❤

[COSRX] One Step Original Clear Pads Review

Author: Beth

This review originally appeared on her Instagram profile here.

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COSRX One Step Original Clear Pads Review

 

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These pads are designed to be used as a toner step and come in a handy resealable tub with 70 pads inside. One side is embossed and the other smooth. They are designed for gentle daily exfoliation with mild doses of BHA to help with acne / spot prevention.

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I am not an acne sufferer, but I get spots like everyone else. I also have oily / combo skin, so a daily dose of BHA is always welcome at keeping that sebum in control. I was using these pads twice a day, starting with the embossed side to loosen any skin debris, and then the smooth side to sweep away the impurities.

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They are slightly drying and do give off a very strong smell, but I found my experience a positive one overall. My sebum levels were slightly reduced and any spots disappeared really quickly with continued use. I would definitely recommend these pads for combo / oily skin types, and whilst these pads are considered to be your toner step, I still would use a hydrating toner after for that added oomph 🌸🌿😊

[Kocostar] Rose Flower Mask Sheet Review

Author: Your A List

This review originally appeared on her Instagram profile here.

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Kocostar Rose Flower Mask Sheet Review

 

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This pretty mask I received as a gift got me all crazy for roses and let me tell you why ..

Firstly I’ll talk packaging and how pretty it is!

It makes the entire experience so pretty and fun and worth it.

This mask rests on your face like actual rose petals which is different than the regular sheet mask. { this mask makes regular sheet masks sound boring !}

This is a Korean product and I always say that they do the best sheet masks I ever tried!

Now Let’s get serious

let’s talk hydration-

🥀 It hydrates the face really well. It sits on the face and makes you feel calm.

🥀 The smell is so relaxing and I’m in love with it.

🥀 It hydrated the entire face; it comes with 6 pieces so the entire face can be covered.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

[Online Store Review] Meibe Korea

Author: Paola

Her review of the online k-beauty store originally appeared on her blog here.

She’s also active on Instagram and has a Facebook page.

Disclaimer: All the photos/screenshots/graphics were taken/made by the review’s author. 

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Online Store Review Meibe Korea

 

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Hi, happy day! It seems that I go from week to week publishing my reviews haha, I just realized that, how funny, right?. Today I have a review of another Korean cosmetics store, lately I’ve seen that several have opened and I want to update and make the same for you too, so we find out which are the most feasible to buy. I hope you find it useful ^^

 

Meibe Korea is an online store that sells Korean cosmetics for several years, was created by a group of experts to provide authentic products and promote more the Korean culture around the world. I found this website more than a year and a half ago, I was struck by the aesthetics that the page showed, but at that time they didn’t have international shipments, they were only for Taiwan and some countries in Asia, I don’t remember well.
At the end of last year they opened their website for everyone, I found out because I kept it in my bookmarks and every time I checked to see if one day my dream came true, to my surprise if it happened! That was something that I liked a lot, because I was finally able to make my much-desired purchase. Lol

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They have a variety of brands, it’s still not as wide compared to other stores but that is something that can be fixed. Some of them are Peripera, Cosrx, Etude House, Dr Jart, Too Cool For School, W lab, Banila Co, Aritaum, A’pieu, Iope, Laneige, Heimish, Sulwhasoo, The Saem, among others. I was reviewing the price range and I was surprised, they are low and competitive, for example: they have Jayjun masks at $2.00 each, while at other sites them for over $5.00, are pretty good prices in my opinion.

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Another thing that I like about this store is that every week they add new products. At the moment they have the new spring collection of Etude House and the lip tints of Peripera.

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Best of all and I think it can be useful for new buyers of K-beauty, is they have beauty boxes (they aren’t monthly) You will wonder, how is that? Well, each of these boxes has a number of products, all are makeup, then you can choose the one that is more consistent with your tastes, they have about 7 or 8 different types.

 

What I like about beauty boxes, is that you don’t have to kill your head thinking about what you are going to buy, they make a selection of the best and most acclaimed products in Korea, besides that you save a quantity of money, because they always sell them for lower prices, than if you would buy each product individually.

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These are all the options they have:

I like the fourth on the right, the second and third on the left.

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Finally, before showing my purchase, I want to give you a kind of tip in case you don’t know it, with which you can save a few bucks when you go to buy.

The page has a points program which they call Meibe points, with which you can earn points for doing certain things and in return they give you coupons that you can redeem to make purchases. You can find it on the left side, on the pink button (point to it with the arrow).

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The actions that you have to do to obtain the coupons are very simple; for creating the account they give you 15000 points, for visiting their Facebook page they give you 3000 and so on. The coupons are not that hard to reach, with the 15,000 points you can redeem a coupon of $5, which you can use to pay for the delivery, which costs exactly that, a good offer, right?

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After talking so much about the store, I will tell you about my shopping experience. In this case it will be specifically about shipping.

I placed my order on January 21, 2018, they sent it on the 22nd and I arrived at my house on March 14, 2018. It took about a month and a half to arrive, that is the average time that my packages always take. I liked they had my order ready in just one day, when I bought in other stores it takes up to a week.

 

The shipment that I chose was the standard with tracking number, by the way this store doesn’t send anything by the economic method. The normal price of the shipment is $5 and it is free from purchases of $50 and over.

 

Story time: I will tell you a little tragic story that happened to me. When I was in the process of showing you every detail about the package, I saved the photos on my cell phone (Yes! I do all the photos with my phone, I still don’t have a budget for a camera: S) then I transferred them to the computer or that I believed and when I went to review they were not, of all the ones I sent, there were only three left,        I felt very sad, I couldn’t recover them because I had deleted them. So beforehand, I offer apologies because this is all that I have left.

 

The box was pink on the outside, that was something that I loved! I like it when stores have the detail of customizing everything for their customers. Inside everything comes covered with pink silk paper, has no bubble paper but if a transparent plastic bag, they give you 3 or four with the products to protect them.

The truth is that I didn’t miss the bubble paper, everything arrived intact and well protected.

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I bought a Jayjun rose mask, I wanted it for about three months when I saw it on Instagram and I restock my beloved Argan mask from Nature Republic, super recommended.

They gave me a sample of the popular sleeping mask of Laneige and a full-sized hand cream, I was surprised because any store has ever given me a complete product with my purchases (they always give samples or a mask) it was a nice detail.

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I show you a demo of my purchase, the total was $11.50, subtracting the $5 from a coupon they had for the opening of the page, but you can add the coupon from the points program that would be the same.
If some of you live in Colombia I have regrettable news, because they have stopped shipping to the country, I don’t know why, but I hope they will take it back again.

 

In addition to the samples and the hand cream, they sent me a postcard from Korea (very beautiful by the way) a store card and a pen. I really have been very happy with every detail of the store with its customers. You will say, Paola you are exaggerating, but seriously believe me that I have made purchases in other places and they don’t include a sample or note, absolutely nothing! LOL

I think that this kind of thing is what makes a customer come back and buy in the store.

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Currently only have Paypal as a payment method, for me it is the best and most reliable, you have the confidence that in case you have a problem with the order, you are backed and can request a refund, and also protect the information of your card.

 

 

What I can say, in general I was too satisfied with my purchase from Meibe, the customer service was excellent, the way they packed everything and the gifts they added.

 

The prices are cheap and the shipping is not so expensive, it’s very balanced, but I hope that over time they add more brands.

 

I leave some of their social media in case you want to know more about them.

Meibe Korea Store 

Meibe Korea Instagram

Meibe Korea Facebook page

 

¿Que te ha parecido la tienda? ¿La conocías?

What do you think of the store? Did you know her?

 

¿Has probado productos coreanos? si no es así ¿Cuales te gustaría probar?

Have you tried Korean products? If not, What would you like to try?