[FROM NATURE] Age Intense Treatment Essence Review

AUTHOR: BLUE

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FROM NATURE Age Intense Treatment Essence Review

 

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I’ve wanted to write a review about this essence for a really long time now but I kept postponing it, god knows why. It’s such a wonderful essence that I can’t stop blaming myself for not writing anything about it for so long. But instead of saying anything more now, let’s jump straight to the review.

 

Claims

The packaging is mostly in Korean (apart from the front of it and the list of ingredients) so I can’t really tell what the producer’s claims as such are. The only thing the packing says is ”Wrinkle Repairing & Whitening for the first step of skin care” so my wild guess would be it’s supposed to help with wrinkles and brighten the skin.

What does the website I bought it from say? Well, I’d love to tell you but they sell it on and off and now apparently they stopped selling it. I’m sure it’ll return to the online store but at the moment, as I’m writing this review, I can’t access the product’s description from their site. Accessing descriptions from other sites isn’t that easy either as they either don’t have them (online stores) or they are in Korean (eBay). So let’s just embark on the short but fortunately in English product description from the packaging. The essence helps with wrinkles and brighten the skin.

 

Packaging

As in the picture at the beginning of the post, it comes in a reddish colour (don’t ask me what kind of shade of red it is- I’m really bad with colours) that seems to be checkered and with a slight shine. The glass bottle in which the actual essence it looks like this:

 

It’s a kind of a ”frosty” glass so it’s partly transparent and you can see how much of the essence I have left. I bought it in mid-November 2018 and I still have so much left despite using quite a lot of it in my PM skincare routine every day. So it’s really efficient. The packaging itself is also very good as it’s glass and glass is less reactive than plastic meaning it’s a better storage material for chemicals than plastic. And of course, we all want our ingredients to work to the best of their capabilities and the glass bottle ensures the chemicals in the essence don’t react with anything as long as it’s properly stored (no direct sunlight and the lid is airtight). The downside of that packaging, though, is that it’s heavy. And heavy things cost more to ship, especially from Asia. But everything has its own price, right?

 

Ingredients and Texture

Now comes my favourite bit. The ingredients list is just wonderful. And it does wonders. Here’s the ingredients list taken from CosDna that corresponds to the ingredients list on the packaging which you can see in the video above.

ingredients

Although the list is not long, almost all the ingredients are super safe and beneficial for the skin. Take for example Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate which is the first on the list meaning it’s the ingredient that is the most prevalent in the essence. So although I’m not proficient in Korean, I suppose the 95.7% refers to the amount of this ingredient in the essence. Moreover, surprisingly, water isn’t the next ingredient on the list. It’s Niacinamide which helps with evening the skin tone, lessening the appearance of wrinkles and skin dullness among others. Adenosine helps with skin smoothing and Sodium Hyaluronate with skin moisturization. And there are also a few plant-derived extracts that are skin friendly. The only ingredient that doesn’t excite me is Phenoxyethanol that has the yellow safety rating but it’s relatively low on the list and the benefits of the essence far exceed my worries about Phenoxyathanol’s potentially harmful effects. However, what it worth mentioning is that the FROM NATURE essence is paraben-, sulfate-, alcohol- and silicone-free.

 

When it comes to texture, the essence is really watery. It looks like water and behaves like water. The downside of it being watery is that sometimes I spill the precious essence on the floor because I can’t contain is on my palm. The bright side is that it absorbs really fast without leaving the skin very tight or too sticky. It makes my skin feel moisturized but still ready to take on more stuff such as a moisturizing cream.

 

 

My thoughts

So what are my thoughts? I LOVE THIS ESSENCE! One of the best skincare products I’ve tried in my entire life. It absorbs really fast but doesn’t make my skin sticky or so tight that I’m afraid if I smile it’ll leave permanent wrinkles around my mouth and nose. It’s a good mid-skincare product as it moisturizes but still leaves room for more products to be used. And the ingredients list….simply amazing. It’s got all the wonders-doing ingredients that help to fight wrinkles (or prevent them), even the skin and make it generally look better. And they actually work. After using the essence for about two weeks I noticed that my skin became much much softer and plumper. The skin tone is super even and if I have a really bad pimple that leaves the scar, the scar’s colour fades away really quickly. I have very few wrinkles and they aren’t that noticeable so I didn’t see much of improvement there but I noticed my skin became more elastic and although I’m going through a lot of stress (I’m telling you, because of that I’m aging 5 times faster than other people) I haven’t noticed any bad changes in it since I started using this product. People even started telling me I look much younger than I actually am. T^T  I know this product works for me and I’m not surprised why- it’s all due to the ingredients that it contains.

To put it simply- the FROM NATURE Age Intense Treatment Essence is…precious.

And worth purchasing! I already bought another bottle. Although because the first one has lasted me for 4 months already and I still have a lot of it left, I suppose I won’t have to buy another essence for at least a year from now.

 

Have you tried this product? If so, let me know in the comments if it worked for you!

 

 

 

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[Purito] Centella Green Level Buffet Serum Review

AUTHOR: Stella from Oh My Stellar!

THIS REVIEW ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON HER BLOG HERE IN MARCH 2018.

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Purito Centella Green Level Buffet Serum Review

 

Purito Kbeauty Skincare Review Centella Green Level Buffet Serum

 

This product was provided to me by Purito for my honest review. Affiliate links are not used in this post.

 

I was recently approached by a Korean skincare brand called Purito to test out some of their products and, with the experience that I had with them, I was more than happy to. They showed me their English website which talked about their natural and ‘honest’ approach to skincare, focusing on safe and pure ingredients.

 

I’ll go into that a little further down but basically they asked me to choose a few products and to test them out for at least 2 weeks (and I liked that they seem genuine in wanting to demonstrate the effectiveness of their products). I’ll be starting off with their Centella Green Level Buffet Serum – which is one of their hero products. This is sort of an ‘all in one’ product, meaning that it has a buffet of essential ingredients to help target multiple skin needs at once. This seems really great as a daily serum and you can definitely boost it with a second serum depending on the seasons.

 

I think that Purito products would be well suited for people with sensitive skin or those who just prefer to use natural products in their routine. So, if that’s you (or if you’ll read what I write regardless), let’s get on with the review!

 

Purito Kbeauty Skincare Review Centella Green Level Buffet Serum

 

Brand Description

As I mentioned earlier, Purito is a brand that aims to focus on high quality, safe and natural ingredients. They use EWG green level ingredients (EWG stands for The Environmental Working Group and you can read about them here, as well as their rating system) meaning that their products are also safe for varying skin types.

 

They also have a number of brand promises, which I thought were really great and would be particularly interesting for people who are especially environmentally aware and who have sensitive skin. The following is taken from their website. There might be some awkward grammar due to the translation and language barrier, but it’s all pretty clear and pretty good:

  • Based on the data of EWG skin deep, we will continuously give a challenge although it may be difficult to produce it.
  • We will never put bad ingredients such as 20 types of ingredients that require caution and 26 types of allergic ingredients.
  • Our focus will continue to be on ingredients rather than glamorous containers.
  • We will keep the environment in mind, removing unnecessary packaging and eco-friendly material.
  • We will never conduct tests on animals.
  • We will only make mild, non-allergic products to strengthen natural resilience of skin.
  • Until the day comes when everyone uses Purito, we will keep our price at more reasonable levels to get closer to you.

 

Basically, the brand swears by using only skin safe products, focusing on ingredients rather than elaborate packaging, being environmentally friendly, not testing on animals and also being affordable to the average consumer.

 

Packaging

Although the brand states that they don’t put their focus on glamorous packaging, I personally think that it’s important to also keep it in mind – after all, great packaging always makes me more interested in continuing to use a product, and good quality is also a necessity. That being said, even though Purito’s approach is very simple and basic, the quality and aesthetic is still there – they just don’t have any brand gimmick.

 

The serum comes in a brown cardboard box – the actual design of it really suits the brand image, and this type of paper is also better for the environment (it’s uncoated, so there is no unneeded plastic in it). The bottle of this Centella Green Level Buffet Serum is made of a light but sturdy plastic, with a dark green colour. The pump is black and it’s smooth so it’s easy to control how much you want to dispense.

 

With 60mL in a bottle, I’ve been using it twice a day over two weeks now and I’m maybe 1/8 in… so I think that this would last me around 4 months if I continue in the same fashion. It’s a good amount of product, and the price is good too, selling at USD$17.30

 

Purito Kbeauty Skincare Review Centella Green Level Buffet Serum

 

Product claims

This product claims to have four main skin benefits:

  • Strengthening the skin barrier
  • Lightening
  • Anti-wrinkle
  • Moisturising

 

According to the website:

  • With collagen, ceramide, hyaluronic acid and niacinamide compounds in it, Buffet Serum will brighten and moisturise your skin
  • The Cica serum contains 49% of Centella Asiatica Extract and Centella Asiatica powder from Asiaticoside, Madecassic Acid and Asiatic Acid
  • With Adenosine and four peptides, the serum will help alleviate deep wrinkles

 

This product is recommended for people who want to target multiple skin problems and people with sensitive skin, especially those who are concerned with blemishes and pigmentation. The serum has a light texture and is meant to absorb quickly. However, since there is no alcohol in the formula, it does not evaporate and retains moisture.

 

According to your skin needs, they also have a recommended skincare routine on the product page. For myself, I worked this product into my normal skincare routine (so that I could observe the changes with only this additional product) but took out my whitening serum as I didn’t want it to overlap.

 

Purito Kbeauty Skincare Review Centella Green Level Buffet Serum

 

Personal Results

So following the recommendation from Purito, I used this serum for a total of two weeks and a kept a close eye on my observations during that time.

 

My immediate thought is that the serum has a very light, almost liquidified gel sort of formula. It feels a bit slippery and spreads/pats easily on the skin without any need for rubbing to help it absorb. There is a fresh scent but it’s very light and not noticeable enough to bother anyone. I typically use 2-3 pumps at night, and then 1-2 pumps in the morning (when I have to put make up on over it). Once applied, it leaves no sticky residue or heaviness. Other products are easy to then layer on top of it and I find that it also wears well under make up.

 

Since the formula is a little bit cooling when you apply it, it’s also a good addition to my morning routine.

 

After using it for two weeks, I noticed that my skin was feeling very well hydrated and smoother than usual. I also had a minor break out on my chin when I first started to use this, and it cleared up completely within the week (and it was one of those awkward ones that I had issues with for a while). This is still some scarring, but I’m hoping that longer term use will fade that more. That being said, I’m unable to comment on the anti-wrinkle properties of this product and I didn’t see much brightening, so I will likely add in the Vitamin C serum after this weekend to boost that property more.

 

I don’t feel that this serum is a sort of miracle product that will perform miraculous feats that you see advertised pretty often, but instead it is a gentle formula that is effective over time. This is definitely very suitable for sensitive or problem skin and I think that this sort of slow, nourishing approach will be very beneficial for my skincare in the long term.

 

Purito Kbeauty Skincare Review Centella Green Level Buffet Serum

 

Overall, I really like Purito’s brand philosophy and I’m happy that they gave me the chance to try out their range! I’m going to continue to use this Buffet Serum in my skincare routine, as well as adding in their Pure Vitamin C Serum to see if it will help fade this acne scarring on my chin as well as some of my sun spots. I am currently also using their exfoliation pads, which I will also continue to do, and I intend on writing a thorough review for that at the end of my testing period.

 

So, until then, here’s my verdict!

 

SO WHAT IS IT?

A light, buffet serum that targets multiple skin concerns (Skin barrier, whitening, anti-wrinkle and hydration).

 

THE GOOD

  • Safe and natural ingredients
  • Environmentally friendly paper box packaging (for those who look for this)
  • No animal testing
  • Very hydrating and maintains that moisture through the day
  • Obvious improvements to skin breakouts
  • Fresh scent that isn’t overwhelming
  • Absorbs quickly and easy to layer other products
  • Works well under make up
  • Affordable

 

THE BAD

  • Not immediate results – product needs to be used over time
  • Brightening/Whitening benefits aren’t visible
  • Average, simple packaging (which some people may prefer and others may not)

 

RATINGS

  • PACKAGING | 3/5
  • PRICE POINT |4/5
  • HYDRATION | 5/5
  • BRIGHTENING/WHITENING | 1/5
  • ANTI-ACNE | 4/5
  • ABSORPTION | 5/5

OVERALL RATING? 7.3/10

 

WOULD I RECOMMEND?

This is a product that would definitely benefit someone is a sensitive skin type. Personally, my skin isn’t very sensitive so I’m used to using stronger and more potent products and ingredients (some of which probably aren’t suitable for all skintypes). For that reason, Purito is a brand that I would recommend people to check out themselves and to see if it suits their needs.

 

WHERE TO GET IT FROM

If you want to get your hands on the Centella Green Level Buffet Serum it is selling on for USD$17.30 for a 60mL bottle. Alternatively, you can also visit the Purito website to see all of the other products that they sell.

[Etude House] Fix and Fix Primer – Mint Review

AUTHOR: kkochsongi

THIS REVIEW ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON HER BLOG HERE IN May 2017.

Disclaimer: The photos were taken by the review’s author.

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Etude House Fix and Fix Primer – Mint Review

 

 

Primer is something I use pretty much every day and I’m usually one for a brightening one to help my rather dull skin look a bit healthier. That combined with a nice bright blush seems to give me a healthy complexion that I’m frequently complimented on. Thanks to Etude House, I was able to try a colour correcting primer for the first time in January in cushion form and I was quite happy with the results so I was more than excited to try a different form of the product. When asked which colour corrector I would like I chose Mint because I suffer from redness in my face and redness that increases as the day goes by. Etude House’s Fix and Fix Primer shares its shades with the cushion (aside from the strobing one is changed up for one that seemingly acts similarly to the Benefit Porefessional). But this time it comes in a tube form and a liquid-cream formula.

 

 

The packaging of this product is very sleek and the fact that it’s mint green as well bodes really well with me (I’m gonna say this a million times but it’s my favourite colour!). I love minimalist pastel packaging and this is nice and compact to take about in my bag with me.

 

 

As this is a tube, the product is squeezed out as expected and when it comes out you will notice the mint green is a very pale mint green and from what I have been able to see it is very similar if not the same shade as the cushion, so I was expecting the same result from it other than the application may finish differently due to not using a cushion to apply this time.

 

 

A lot of people when talking about the colour correcting primer from Etude House have mentioned a white cast on their skin as a finish. While this is true, and something I mentioned before, I actually did a bit more research on Korean blogs and articles into it to see why it does. Korea’s beauty trend has always tended to feature pale, flawless skin, but more recently, there’s been some acknowledgment that it can be difficult to achieve for some people with issues such as redness, dark spots or dullness of the skin and those with more tanned skin. Whitening skincare and procedures have been used regularly for a while, but these products are for the initial instances of skin troubles rather than skintone*, so the usage of what they call “tone up” make up (such as this primer) is becoming more popular to meet with this trend. So this pale white skin is obtained using a primer that creates a white cast and then is covered with a BB cream or foundation, then accentuated with a combination of a bright or soft lip colour. This is of course for those that want to follow this trend that a lot of celebrities are showcasing and has been quite a popularised look in Korea.

 

Because of this, I don’t see a lot of issue with the white cast for myself because I myself am already pale so this helps accentuate that. My only real issue is that because it is a green shade, it takes the warmth out of my skin which then comes back when I add my BB/Foundation on top, so this definitely isn’t something to wear by itself!

 

I’ll showcase here the difference in my skintone. I’m actually quite happy with the condition of my skin at the moment asides from my scars, so there aren’t a lot of visible issues but you can see some redness to the cheeks and to the nose area, these tend to be the parts that I suffer from redness the worst especially when the weather is either really hot or cold. Applying the primer does take a lot of the redness away but you can see quite clearly that my skin loses it’s warm yellow tone to it (and you can see that tone remaining on my neck where it wasn’t applied).

I have found using this, that my skin doesn’t go as red as it normally would throughout the day. This is the same result that I found previously with the cushion. I think I prefer this tube style over the cushion as I find it’s simply easier to apply with my fingers and I also know how much product I have remaining (as cushions do absorb some amount of the product that’s put inside). Would I buy this again? Possibly, I want to try the colour correcting sticks from Etude House as well at some point and see how the two in combination work. I’m actually going to take this primer with me when I go on holiday to Spain in two weeks, so this will be going on top of sunscreen to protect my skin and hopefully reduce any redness in my face with the heat!

 

What are your views on colour correcting products? Have you tried any of Etude House’s? Which shade do you think would be necessary for you?

*This is taken from my research on the topic and I’m hoping I haven’t worded my sentences in regards to skintone in a way that may upset anyone, as I feel I’m not in a position to go too into detail in regards to any tone other than my own. If I have worded things poorly, please let me know.

 


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[Klairs] Soft Airy UV Essence SPF50 PA++++ Review

AUTHOR: Wan

THIS REVIEW ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON HER BLOG HERE IN October 2018.

Disclaimer: The photos were taken by the review’s author.

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Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence SPF50 PA++++ Review


 

**Disclaimer: PR gift from Wishtrend, but all thoughts and opinions provided in this review are my own and not influenced by the company in any way.**

 

KLAIRS Soft Airy UV Essence SPF50 PA++++

 

PRODUCT INFO:

The Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence SPF 50 PA++++ is an everyday sun protector for sensitive skin. As is it water-based, it holds a gel-type texture to give a soft weightless and light finish. Also with its high SPF and PA level, it completely guards the skin against UVA, UVB without leaving any greasiness or white cast.

This sunscreen from Klairs is also cruelty free and vegan friendly. It retails on Wishtrend for USD23 for 80ml. 


 

PACKAGING:

The silver foil design on the tube does start to fade and rub off

 

This is part of the Klairs Freshly Juiced Line of skincare so the packaging is in line with the other products such as the Vitamin E Mask – reviewed here. I love the silver holographic packaging which catches the light in beautiful ways and makes it fun to take pictures of! The sunscreen itself comes in a nice big squeezy tube with a minimalist white design. What I wish Klairs would change on their packaging is the silver parts of the design – it always comes off very easily with the slightest rub and transfers onto your hands.

Regardless, I appreciate the soft tube packaging which makes it travel friendly. The tube is so squishy I would just be careful that you don’t press down on it too hard when unscrewing the cap because it will end up squeezing out way too much and make a mess.


 

INGREDIENTS:

Ingredients

Klairs prides itself on its clean, safe ingredients that are gentle and suitable for even sensitive skin. The ingredients in this sunscreen are all EWG green level approved and notably include niacinamide (brightening), adenosine (anti-aging), panthenol and beta-glucan (wound-healing) and sea buckthorn oil (antioxidant, anti-inflammatory).

The sun protection ingredients used in this are diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate and ethylhexyl triazone. These are chemical UV filters thus making it a chemical sunscreen (you can read the difference between chemical vs mineral here). Essentially this means the UV filters are absorbed into your skin which in turn absorb the harmful UV rays, convert it into heat and release it from your body.


 

APPLICATION:

Pointed applicator tip gives good control of dispensing product

As with all sunscreen application, this should be applied as the last step in your skincare routine and before you apply makeup. This means after moisturiser but before your primer or foundation.

As all chemical suncreens take time to absorb into your skin and provide the optimal protection against UV rays, you should ideally be applying this 15-30 minutes before you leave the house and are exposed to the sun. If you wear makeup I would wait at least 5 minutes after sunscreen before going in with your base.

Make sure you use a liberal amount to cover your entire face and neck. Dermatologists say we should be using 1/4 of a teaspoon to get the most effective protection and while I don’t measure the amount I use every day, I do try to be liberal and judge it based on how much my skin can take without it starting to feel too suffocated.

 

 

This sunscreen is recommended as one that you can re-apply over makeup (as we should be topping up every 2-3 hours with sun exposure). To be honest I haven’t tested this out because I never re-apply any liquid sunscreen over my makeup. I rarely am exposed to long periods of sun in the UK, so I have to admit on a day to day work basis, I never top up my sunscreen after the initial application. If I did though, I’d be more likely to use a sunscreen powder or cushion over my makeup.


 

CONSISTENCY/TEXTURE:

 

 

As the name suggests, this is soft and airy which makes it a pleasure to use. It isn’t really that essence-like in my opinion though and I’ve tried other essence sunscreens (both mineral and chemical) that are more lightweight and milky. This one leans slightly on the creamier side and reminds me of a light lotion or emulsion. However, it does apply really nicely. It spreads easily and absorbs quickly into the skin without feeling greasy. It leaves no dreaded white cast (even though it comes out the tube very white, it imparts no colour), which makes it great for every skin tone. If I do apply too much though, it can feel a teeny bit heavy and tacky so you do need to be careful to ensure your previous skincare products have sufficiently absorbed into your skin before you apply a big dollop of this. (Which I can be guilty of if I’m in a rush in the mornings). Likewise, make sure you leave enough time for the suncreen to settle and dry down on your skin before going in with your foundation base.

 

 

 

What I do love about this though, is that even when you apply a lot of this water-based sunscreen you never look overly dewy or oily. This is a problem I have with chemical sunscreens like the Make P:rem Blue Ray sun gel where you can get very shiny and oily if you apply liberally. This Klairs UV essence simply makes you look hydrated with a natural semi-matte finish.


 

SCENT:

This is aimed for sensitive skin so as with all Klairs products, there is no strong added fragrance. There is a very light chemical scent which comes naturally from the ingredients including a couple of essential oils.


 

THOUGHTS:

 

I’m always hesitant to try out new sunscreens and tend to stick to good ones that I’m familiar with. For me, having the right formulation (combined with high UV protection) is the key part of why I’m able to wear sun protection every day. I don’t like ones that are difficult to apply, alter my skin condition and disrupt how my makeup wears on top of it. (Check out my post here on why we should wear sunscreen all year round).

I’m extremely happy with the Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence in this respect as it meets my expectations – it’s very hydrating, blends smoothly, absorbs and dries down quickly and leaves no white cast. This is the perfect type of broad-spectrum sunscreen I will appreciate in the colder months because it won’t dry me out like some mineral sunscreens tend to do in Winter when my skin gets more dehydrated. My makeup sits well over this without pilling, and does not affect its longevity nor increase my oil production during the day. This would be well suited for all skin types and especially if you have sensitive or dry skin and have avoided sunscreens for being heavy, drying, unblendable and thick.

I’m not sure if this would be my go-to sunscreen in summer though just because I do prefer a more milky, watery consistency for the hot weather like the Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish. I also tend to prefer mineral sunscreens during that time of year just because I like to know I have immediate protection right after application and that my makeup won’t disrupt the efficacy if I don’t leave a long enough wait time after sunscreen application. Mineral ones also tend to last longer as they sit on your skin, while chemical filters are absorbed and break down after a couple hours due to its process of converting UV rays into heat. If you read my sunscreen 101 post you can find more details about why I prefer a well-formulated mineral sunscreen. This is entirely my personal preference and nothing against the Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence. I do really enjoy using the Klairs one and will definitely be using this for the rest of the year and repurchasing for the colder months.


 

To grab yours, this is now available on Wishtrend here.

[Mizon] Multi Function Formula All in One Snail Repair Cream Review

Author: The Empties Diaries

This review originally appeared on her blog here. You can also follow her on Instagram here.

Disclaimer: The photo was taken by the review’s author.

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Mizon Multi Function Formula All in One Snail Repair Cream Review

 

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In today’s review, I will be talking about a veritable cult favourite: Mizon’s snail cream, or, as it is also known, Multi Function Formula Snail Repair Cream. As far as I can see, this is available online only. I have trawled quite a few blogs in both Korean and English, and even their company site, as far as I can remember, only delivers online. This, of course, can be tricky for those of us who would much prefer testing a product in person before buying.

EDIT: The company contacted me to advise that their products are also available through a store called Village 11 Factory, Sinsa, Garosugil. I have not personally been to this store, so if you have been, please share your experiences in the comments.

This retails for KRW39,900 last time I checked locally, though Mizon frequently puts these babies on sale. I remember purchasing them for about a manner (KRW10,000, roughly USD 9) in the past.

What it is

This cream is housed in a dark brown glass jar and comes with a protective plastic lid. To be honest, the packaging could be improved on. A pump would be much better suited to this product in my opinion, as the cream is quite runny and would lend itself to pumping or using a different kind of dispenser.

The cream is a translucent white gel cream.

How it applies

Due to its slightly gelly, viscous, slimy texture, this goes on very smoothly and spreads easily.

How it smells

Of pretty much nothing. Perhaps a slightly playdoh-y scent that does not linger and is non-intrusive.

How I felt about it

This is not meant to replace your regular moisturiser, it is meant to go UNDER your moisturiser according to Mizon. A lot of people seem to be confused by this concept. This is not meant to replace the last step of your current skincare routine – it goes on after toning. You then follow up with serums, moisturisers, oils, sleeping masks and the like. This is how I used the snail cream, too: I would tone first and then follow up with moisturising serums, essences, moisturisers, oils (evening routine) or sunscreens (morning routine).

When I was still using the cream, this was helpful in managing my acne and reducing overall inflammation. I did not find it to be very moisturising and thought of it as a treatment product for acne breakouts. It did indeed work very well when used in this manner, as my breakouts were reduced while I was using it.

When I first started using it, I saw the best results from a single product that I had seen in a long time; breakouts were reduced and future acne sort of went back in itself.

Final Thoughts

I would consider repurchasing this in the future. I just wish it were accessible instore somewhere, as I actually do not like online shopping. I also wish that it were a bit more hydrating. This was fine when I was in my mid-20s, however now that I am fast approaching 30 and my skin is getting a bit drier, this is slightly drying at this point in time. For now, I am using up different products and am focusing more on hydrating ingredients and moisturising skin care.

[Lioele] Water Drop Sleeping Pack Review

Author: Jojo (howdoibeauty)

This review originally appeared on her Instagram profile here.

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Lioele Water Drop Sleeping Pack Review

 

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A little #TextureTuesdaybefore the night is over 🙃
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Happy to report that @sokoglam Best of K-Beauty Picks have never failed me 👏👏👏
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Picked up this @lioele_official Water Drop Sleeping Pack a while ago and have been using it intermittently in between my other overnight masks but used again this week because I’m back on the road and have to pay more attention to my skin’s hydration levels 💧
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First of all, LOOK AT THAT BEAUTIFUL BLUE COLOR 😍 literally enough to make me fall in love haha ❤ I like that when I bought it the tube was sealed. Such a small thing, but makes me feel so much more confident in the freshness of the product when I receive it 😅
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There is a very slight, fresh fragrance which I don’t mind at allll 😊 The texture of the product itself is a lightweight oil-free gel that reminds me of the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask or the Mizon Good Night White Sleeping Mask. It applies a little viscous…not thick, but with a type of retentiveness to its texture, if that makes any sense 🤷‍♀️ But that viscosity quickly turns into a more watery substance on your skin as it gets absorbed whaaaatttttt haha but actually you can visibly see the gel changing into moisture droplets! 😯
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I usually apply a little more when using overnight masks but still the product gets absorbed quickly and there is no sticky residue afterwards. In the morning when I was my face I do feel like I am washing off a layer of product, but I don’t mind it because 1) it’s not at all heavy, 2) my skin feels so smooth and hydrated afterwards, 3) the layer feels more like a barrier that keeps the hydration in overnight than anything else 😁
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What’s your favorite overnight mask right now? 👇 I’m on a no-buy but taking notes for later haha

[iUNIK] Tea Tree Relief Serum Review

Author: skinxmakeup

This review originally appeared on her Instagram profile here.

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iUNIK Tea Tree Relief Serum Review

 

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🌿TEA TREE RELIEF SERUM 🌿
🔑 Tea Tree Leaf Water 67%.
🔑 Centella Asiatica Leaf Water 19.5%.
• Reviewing this in terms of its claims:
🍃 Powerful Relief: I do find this to be relieving but perhaps not as powerful as it claims. However, it does provide relief every single time I apply this without fail.
🍃 Soothing Care: I find that my skin is less inflamed every time I use this, in this way it does soothe and to some extent reduce pain when I am breaking out.
🍃 Natural Moisturising: In terms of moisture this does not provide a ton but does enough as I have not noticed any dry patches recently. However, I feel this is more down to my whole skincare routine rather than just this one product.
🍃 Whitening and wrinkle care: I think by whitening they actually mean brightening, which this serum hasn’t noticeably done for my skin. In terms of wrinkle care I don’t really have wrinkles but I’ve been using this on my forehead to see whether it’ll help with my frown lines in which makeup sometimes tends to set but it has not helped with that.
💚 Overall I rate this 3.5/5, this serum is just satisfactory, I wouldn’t say I’m disappointed by it but I’m just not wowed. Would I repurchase, not really, unless I notice anything impressive from continued use. I will say I have been using this for 2 months or so and there is still so much left!