[Tony Moly] The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Lotion Review

Author: Harnit

This review originally appeared on her Instagram profile here.

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Tony Moly The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Lotion Review


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As I am a sucker for green tea stuff I had to give this a try. This was on my radar for a long time. I always have some lotion or cream of green tea. I feel for our climate and my skin type green tea works amazingly. The soothing fragrance comes as a bonus.
The consistency is watery lotion exactly what I prefer, even if it makes my skin look oily after 2-3 applications but I love it that way.

🌿 Packaging: A sturdy plastic bottle with a light and dark green combo is apt for this product.

🌿 Texture: It’s very light and makes a thin smear after spreading it out on a face and neck, absorbs in no time.

🌿 Fragrance: Typical green tea smell, very mild and soothing to senses which doesn’t stay for long.

🌿 My Observations:  The bottle says it contains 100% pure green tea ferment extract.  Green tea and glycerine are the major components on the list. All the ingredients fall under 1st and 2nd grade of safety level.

🌿 My Results: The Chok Chok Green Tea Lotion has provided hydration.  It works for me as an anti-inflammatory too. The skin feels soft and supple.  I apply 2-3 layers if just using this alone. It gives a soothing effect instantly.

🌿 My Recommendations:
1) For ample hydration.
2) Great as a daily moisturizer for dry skin/ dehydrated skin.
3) Works well as a Primer.

[Banila Co] Clean It Zero Original Cleansing Balm Review

Author: Stephanie from lifesslices.com



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I try out the newly formulated Clean It Zero Original Cleansing Balm

Banila Co has arguably the most well-known oil cleansers in the K-Beauty world with the Clean It Zero Original Cleansing Balm. With a product that is so effective and have spokespeople/models such as Jessica and Taeyeon (Girl’s Generation) and Hyorin (SISTAR), it’s hard to deny why people love this brand and their products. Banila Co recently updated their cleansing balms with a new formula that removed the mineral oil from the ingredients; which can irritate those with sensitive skin. The four versions in the Clean It Zero line are Original, Purifying, Revitalizing, and Nourishing. Along with the ingredients, Banila Co also updated the packaging to a more chic and simple design with pastel colors.



Details and Review:

  • Item Claims: Melts off all make-up, including waterproof, while exfoliating and brightening.
  • Directions: As the first step in your skincare routine, use the provided spatula to scoop out a small amount (I use a dime size). Then, rub balm onto dry skin. Then, emulsify the balm by adding water and rinse.
  • Scent: None.
  • Notable Ingredients: Papaya Extract (exfoliator), Acerola Extract (brightening). This new formula also includes no mineral oil, but instead a natural ester oil. As well as Vitamin E acetate in place of butylated hydroxytoluene.
  • Quantity: Original Size – 3.38 oz/100mL or Large Size – 6.09oz/180mL
  • Price: $16 for Original Size, $30 for Large Size
  • Overall Rating: 5/5
  • Review: The original Banila Co Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm was the very first cleansing oil I’ve ever tried. And it was the best make-up remover ever. However, it always did irritate my eyes. After hearing they had reformulated the balm without the mineral oil, I knew I had to try it out again. And, it is the best ever! There is zero irritation after using the newly formulated Banila Co Clean It Zero Original Cleansing Balm. It effectively removes all of my make-up and waterproof mascara without my eyes burning. Also, the melting point is higher now so that it doesn’t melt as easily if I have to travel with it, especially during the summer. With a pH level of 6.1, this cleansing balm is great for those with sensitive skin types. Out of the 4 versions of Banila Co cleansing balms, the Clean It Zero Original Cleansing Balm is the cheapest by $9. And as for the packaging, Banila Co nailed it. From the holographic box to the simple and clean container design in pastel pink, it’s super trendy and eye-catching. As one of the most affordable and effective cleansing balms out there, I highly recommend picking up Banila Co Clean It Zero Original Cleansing Balm!
  • Purchase: SokoGlam | Amazon | YesStyle | Peach & Lily



[Secret Key] Aloe Soothing Moist Toner Review

Author: Blue

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Secret Key Aloe Soothing Moist Toner Review



So, recently I’ve been binge buying k-beauty products and I’m really ashamed of it (but it means much more reviews here, so I suppose it’s a good thing in the end, right?). This Secret Key Aloe Soothing Moist Toner is one of my newest purchases and I just can’t believe it’s almost gone. And when I noticed my journey with this bottle is coming to an end, I knew I had to post a review of it because it truly deserves it. So here it goes.


Where I bought it



How much I paid




The toner came in a transparent plastic bottle (see the photo above). No additional packaging was provided so I was a bit surprised as I thought it was opened and then sent to me. But when I looked at the bottle closer I noticed the ingredients list, a short description of the product (in English) and instructions how to use it (in Korean so I’m not going touch on this aspect of the product here). It made me convinced the packaging was authentic as most of the products that come in a bottle + an additional cardboard packaging have all this information on the outmost packaging (the cardboard one) so the toner’s bottle had to be the outmost packaging in this case. Anyway, I quite liked the bottle itself as it was plastic (so quite resistant to any damage resulting from dropping it on the floor) and it was really easy to get the contents out – I just had to slightly tilt it to get it onto a cotton pad.


Texture and Scent


I loved it. Really. Loved. It. In terms of texture and scent alike. The texture was really watery. It almost seemed like scented water. But the scent itself was really delicate. When I smelled it from the close, I could notice it, but when I applied on my skin I could hardly smell anything. That’s a very good thing for me. Not only it’s almost scent-free but it also absorbs very fast and doesn’t leave any tacky feeling. Whenever I applied it, I could put a layer of another product straight away and it didn’t feel like I was overwhelming my skin.



Aloe Vera Leaf Water (9,700ppm), Glycerin, 1,2- Hexanediol, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Beta-Glucan, Snail Secretion Filtrate, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Psidium Guajava Fruit Extract, Allantoin, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Polysorbate 80, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Aloe Vera Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, Nonoxynol-12

Because the ingredients list was in Korean, I translated it with the help of Google Translate and decided to paste it here as a text. As you can see, it’s a really impressive ingredients list as for a toner. According to the rating on CosDna almost all of the ingredients are listed as green meaning they’re safe for the skin. There are only a couple that are listed as yellow (Polysorbate 80 and Nonoxynol-12) which means they may be somewhat harmful to the health/skin if used long-term. However, Polysorbate 80 has the rating 3 (the lower number the better and the lowest rating is 1 so it’s just one number away from the green rating as green starts at 2) and Nonoxynol-12 is the last ingredient on the list which means that its concentration in the product is very low and hence makes it less harmful if at all.

Most of the ingredients in the toner are also very beneficial for the skin. There are lots of plant extracts, Beta-Glucan, Snail Secretion Filtrate and of course Aloe Vera in three different versions- as Aloe Vera Leaf Water, Juice and Extract. Such a feast for the skin this toner is!


Performance and my thoughts

As I already mentioned above, I love this Secret Key toner. Why? There are two aspects of it that made me fall in love with it. The first one is a more technical one-it absorbs fast, leaves no tacky feeling and the packing makes it easy to get the toner out in the first place. The second relates to the effects it had on my skin. It moisturized it very well and made all the products following it absorb quicker as my skin was already well prepped. It also calmed my skin down- because I went through quite a big emotional upheaval before I started using the toner my skin was prone to break outs (and actually had a pretty nasty one) and was really rough and dull. But after about a week of using it my skin became more even, was properly moisturized and looked more healthy. The break out also disappeared and now there’s no sign it ever happened.

All in all, all I can say is why I got to love this Secret Key Aloe Soothing Moist Toner and not much I can say what I disliked about it. Maybe just that the ingredients list and the instructions were in Korean but that’s got nothing to do with the contents but with the packaging.

That’s all from me. I hope you liked the review.

Have you tried this toner before? If yes, share your thoughts in the comments! 


[Nature Republic] Real Nature Mask Sheet Green Tea Review

Author: Veronica

This review originally appeared on her blog here.

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Nature Republic Real Nature Mask Sheet Green Tea Review


The benefits of Green tea is not particularly new information for us. It has a long list of health and beauty benefits that could put any other ingredient to shame. Not only does it calm your tummy, but it can calm down angry skin too. Due to the various properties of green tea, it has long been embraced by the beauty industry.

This brings me to the sheet mask that I’ll be reviewing today: Nature Republic Real Nature Mask Sheet (Green Tea). Nature Republic is a K-beauty brand that’s extremely popular worldwide.



Product Description:

REAL NATURE GREEN TEA MASK SHEET. Green tea extract deeply moisturizes and helps the skin stay moisturized.


How to Use:

  1. After washing face, apply toner to prepare the skin for the next step of skin care.
  2. Open the pouch, pull out the mask, and place on the face, using the eye area to align correctly.
  3. Remove after 10-20 minutes and gently pat for better absorption.






1-2$, but I bought this directly in Korea and it cost me 10,000₩ for a pack of 10 sheets. That’s roughly 20 pesos each. Such a steal!



I remember buying this mask, I wasn’t really into K-beauty then, or beauty in general, so I asked the sales attendant from the Nature Republic store what she recommended for me. She took one look at my face and she said that I had troubled skin (I was having a serious breakout moment then so I don’t blame her!). She told me to get the Chamomile version of this mask for skin calming purposes and then add the Green Tea version for extra moisture.

The packaging is alright, nothing special. The rest of the Nature Republic Real Nature Mask Sheets are incorporating the same design.

Opening the mask, you can recognize the smell easily. Classic green tea. Calming and soothing to the nose. Seriously, who doesn’t love the smell of green tea?

The mask is thin and the cut outs are just right for my eye area. I once again, ripped the sheet while positioning it, so I didn’t bother to position it perfectly. I might rip it more. I’m too strong for these delicate sheets, I guess. The mask is a bit big, so if you’ve got a smaller face, this might be a problem. It was alright for my big face though.

The sheet itself is drenched in essence, with the packet having more than enough. I like to use the remaining essence for my elbows and neck. Since the essence was hefty, it was dripping down my neck. You can clearly see this in the photo below.


This green tea mask from Nature Republic did not leave my face tacky after using it. It did, however, leave my face moisturized, which is its goal. The moisturization was better than the mask I previously reviewed. It also sort of helped in calming my skin down. Using this was very relaxing too, mainly because of the green tea smell.



I love the overall effect of this Nature Republic Real Nature Green Tea Mask Sheet. Nature Republic really did give green tea justice and they continue to prove why they’re a popular brand with their top of the line products.

There are also thing that I really really dislike about this mask. One is the fact that the mask essence is very drippy. I hate when the essence drips all the way to my neck because the feeling makes me uncomfortable. Two is that it contains alcohol. I am trying my best to only use products that do not contain alcohol. I hope Nature Republic could maybe reformulate this in the future.

I have not tried other green tea mask though, so I couldn’t compare it with those from different brands. I’ll try more green tea masks just because this worked out so well, preferably ones without alcohol content next time.


Note: This post is not sponsored in any way. 

[Klairs] Supple Preparation Facial Toner Review

Author: MrsTbeautii


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~REVIEW~ Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner

** All my reviews are based on personal experience and opinions. If you enjoy these products please do not take any critics negatively since all of our skin is different and reacts differently to products **


Alrighty lovelies today I’m reviewing the toner that I’ve been using day and night for almost two months. My child (1 1/2) kept me up all night and I can’t think of anything witty to start this review so let’s just jump right in.


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Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner

I purchased my product through Sokoglam.com but it is available for purchase on a variety of sites including yesstyle, wishtrend, and amazon. This product is now also available in an unscented version but I currently own the original.


🍃Price 🍃



🍃Targeted for 🍃

-Normal skin

-Dry skin

-Combination skin

-Sensitive skin


🍃Claims 🍃

Prep your skin with this refreshing toner that removes excess dirt and sebum while restoring pH balance. Amino acids reduce irritation and provide deep hydration.

This product has a pH level of 5.


🍃Size 🍃

6.08 oz / 180 ml


🍃Consistency 🍃

This toner is more viscous than most toners I have tried. I would not say it’s super thick but definitely not a thin toner. I would suspect that would be because of its moisturizing properties. Due to that I wouldn’t say it’s the best for layering but it definitely could be done if you would like. On days that I’m super dry I will add a second layer of this toner.


🍃How to use 🍃

After cleansing I pour a fair amount into the palms of my hands and put into my skin.



🍃 Ingredients 🍃


I would like to point out for those who are unaware (this product is a cult favorite so I’m sure most people know by now) but the original version contains essentials oils that could cause skin irritation. For those who may fear a bad reaction due to the essential oils I would recommend the unscented version.


My thoughts:

🍃 Scent 🍃

So this version definitely has a scent due to the essential oils buts it isn’t overwhelming by any means. Even if you have a sensitive nose I do not think this product would cause you any issues.


🍃 Packaging 🍃

There isn’t too much to say about the packaging on this product. I like the dark colored bottle and it looks nice on my counter. It’s plastic but isn’t a plastic that is super light or cheap feeling. It does have a nice weight to it which makes it feel higher quality. It also has a regular screw cap with a stopper inside in order to prevent over pouring.


🍃 Experience 🍃

So I’m sure everyone has heard of this product because it seems to be a huge cult favorite and honestly for good reason. If you are someone who suffers from dry skin or if you find other toners to be too harsh I really recommend giving this one a try. It feels like a nice drink of water for my skin and definitely lives up to its title when it claims to give you supple skin. I feel like this is a great option to add in both a day or night routine. If you have very oily skin though I feel like this may be too much hydration for you and I would recommend maybe getting a sample first (I believe wishtrend has miniature versions).


🍃 Overall rating: 5/5 🍃

I really can’t find any negatives for me with this product. I really enjoy it and I feel that for my dry skin it has really been a lifesaver.


Would I repurchase?? 

I’m currently looking into purchasing other toners but I feel like this product may find a permanent home in my skincare cabinet. But we will see 😋.


I hope you guys found my review helpful! Til next time loves 😋 .

[Elizavecca] Witch Piggy Hell Pore Control Serum Review

Author: Blue


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Elizavecca Witch Piggy Hell Pore Control Serum Review




I bought this Elizavecca Witch Piggy Hell Pore Control Serum not so long ago. I was lured by the claim that the serum contains 97% of Hyaluronic Acid which is a really good moisturizer. And it wasn’t that expensive either, so I thought to myself- now or never.

I ordered it from RoseRoseShop and it came in less than 2 weeks (I was really amazed at how fast it came) straight from South Korea. I almost finished the bottle now and I feel it’s a perfect time to share my review on it.


So what is this serum supposed to do? According to RoseRoseShop it:

  • ‘captures and continually diffuses water within the skin to restore its moisture balance and leave skin feeling soft and supple’
  • provides ‘enlarged pores care’ (whatever ‘enlarged pores care’ means, really)
  • has ‘whitening and wrinkles functionality’ (I really wonder what this is supposed to mean again but there we go)
  • is a ‘multi whitening and wrinkles sauce (sauce? like- sauce you can eat? Baffled. I don’t know what a sauce has to do with a serum, lol, but anyway) serum and a powerful moisturizer’

The product description isn’t too helpful in making clear what the serum is supposed to do to your skin but I think what can be deduced from it is it’s supposed to be a good moisturizer (mainly due to the high percentage of Hyaluronic Acid in it) and have whitening effects. But let’s proceed to the review.



The serum comes in this little glass bottle:


It comes with a small pipette. It’s easy to get the serum out of the bottle and I actually like that the bottle is made of glass- it’s much better to store cosmetics (especially the ones with actives that are unstable) in glass containers as it ensures their effectiveness lasts longer. However, because it’s glass it’s also fragile and I’m always afraid that I’ll drop it and the bottle will crash into small pieces. And the serum will be lost- forever. T^T


Ingredients and Texture


You can see the ingredients list in the photo but I also found it on CosDna. What strikes me the most is that it REALLY contains 97% of Hyaluronic Acid. It’s pretty impressive. There are also other skin-friendly bits like, for example, Niacinamide, Arginine, Adenosine or Allantoin. So for this price, it’s a really decent serum in terms of the ingredients.

In terms of the texture, the serum is transparent and is very VERY watery. It makes it incredibly easy to spread and it also absorbs quickly so you don’t have to wait too long to continue with the next steps in your skincare routine. That’s a big plus for me as I always want to finish my evening skincare routine ASAP and just go to bed. The serum also has no smell.


My thoughts 

After using it for some time I noticed that my skin is plumper after applying it on my face. It’s also smoothe. And because it absorbs fast it doesn’t leave this tacky feeling some sheet masks do. Instead, it leaves my skin moisturized only internally so I can still put on my regular moisturizer without feeling I’m overwhelming my skin with too much stuff.

It also made my skin a bit tighter but I didn’t notice any change in the size of my pores as the claim ”enlarged pores care” would suggest. It’s made my face more even though and it seems it prevents breakouts. I rarely get spots but after starting using it I haven’t got any at all so far.

When it comes to the whitening effect, my face is already pretty white so I don’t think there’s much room for any brightening. The only noticeable effect is that my skin doesn’t look that dull anymore, so maybe that’s thanks to some of the whitening ingredients in the serum.

So let’s ask this important question- is it worth purchasing? It’s definitely a decent serum but it’s not my holy grail. I do like the fact that it contains 97% of Hyaluronic Acid and that it does moisturize my skin without making it feel sticky. And it isn’t that expensive so if you’re looking for a moisturizing serum it’s surely a good choice. I’ll certainly keep using it until I’ve used it up completely and maybe will repurchase as I think it’s a good idea to use it from time to time to plump my face without the tacky feeling that would make me compromise other steps in my skincare routine.

[COSRX] Two in One Poreless Power Liquid Review

Author: B.


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COSRX Two in One Poreless Power Liquid Review


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So I’ve been using Cosrx Two in One Poreless Power Liquid for a month already and I definitely think it deserves a #Bskinreview update. 💖 I switched to this as my daily toner (in place of Human Nature Acne Defense toner) so that I could really test its effectiveness.

A quick recap of its claims:

💦 clears out congested pores

💦 tightens enlarged pores

💦 fights acne & kills bacteria (through Willow Bark Extract)

💦 helps cool down temperature

💦 controls excessive oil production

💦 safe to use with other AHA or BHA containing products


Key ingredients:

🌱 Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract 88%

🌱 BHA (Betaine Salicylate) 0.1%

My #Bskinreview thoughts after a month of usage:

✨ made my pores less visible

✨ reduced my blackheads (especially on my nose)

✨ definitely toned down my sebum production

✨ gave my skin a brighter complexion

✨ I have lesser breakouts now (yay!)

I’m really impressed with everything it has done to my skin. I never actually thought a product could make pores smaller/less visible, but this thing is a game changer! Well, I have to say, this is now officially my HG toner. ❤

Have you tried this gem yet? Share your thoughts below ⤵️.