[REVIEW] Etude House AC Clean Up Pink Powder Mask

Etude House AC Clean Up Pink Powder Mask Review

Etude House AC Clean Up Pink Powder Mask Review:

I love Korean face masks. Mainly because there is a huge variety. There are masks for every type of skin and every skin concern or problem one can imagine. This diversity is simply astonishing. By now I have tried my fair share of face masks and now I feel I can compare them without bias.

I got this Etude House mask when my skin was acting up with the hope of calming my skin down. That particular period was awful because my skin had begun breaking out like crazy and I had no idea why. I am not quite sure if it was because of the mask or because of the complex skincare routine but my face started to slowly get better.

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[REVIEW] New 2017 Mamonde Eoseong Cho Pore Clean Clay Mask

Mamonde Eoseong Cho Pore Clean Clay Mask Review

Mamonde Eoseong Cho Pore Clean Clay Mask was purchased by Cosmeperks.

This clay mask is part of the new collection Mamonde released, of which the Calendula sleeping mask is also part of. There are other two masks in this collection, but other than the (calendula) light weight sleeping mask, this one caught my eye just as quickly. It specifically says “pore clean” and most of us know how difficult it is to actually clean the pores!

Eoseong Cho goes by several names, the most interesting being “fish mint” and “lizard tail”. Regardless, it’s a plant native to Southeast Asia so it is an amazingly appropriate product to add to Korean cosmetics.

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[REVIEW] G9 Skin Color Clay Sheet Tension Red Mask

G9 Skin Color Clay Sheet Tension Red Review

G9 Skin Color Clay Sheet Tension Red Mask Review:

This is the first product I tried from the brand G9 skin, Berrisom’s sister brand. I really loved the other products I previously tried from Berrisom so I didn’t hesitate to purchase this one. This mask attracted me because of its unique design and formula, as it’s made of clay! To this day I haven’t found any similar mask sheets that are made from clay.

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[Review] Mizon Acence Blemish Out Pink Spot

Mizon Acence Blemish Out Pink Spot Review

Mizon Acence Blemish Out Pink Spot Review:

Most of my life I have been blessed with good skin.  A pimple spot here and there do pops out, but their numbers have always been countable using one hand. So when the pimples started popping out more frequently and more numerous, I freaked out and started my zealous hunt for a cure.

I googled and lurked online beauty forums, also reading old threads, in the hopes of finding the perfect remedy, and I came across reviews of Mizon Acence Blemish Out Pink Spot.  It is not the first time that I have heard of Mizon and I have already used some of their products such as their snail eye cream and liked it. Since the Mizon Acence Blemish Out Pink Spot was recommended in the AB community, I decided to go and try it, for which I am so delighted I did.

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[Review] Bifesta Brightening Cleansing Lotion

Bifesta Brightening Cleansing Lotion Review

Bifesta Brightening Cleansing Lotion Review:

I had once tried a deluxe sample of this without  knowing it was this product. It is one of the most famous cleansing waters around (although it’s called a lotion it’s really not very lotion-like). Without knowing I had already tried this once, I got my hands on the Hello Kitty version of it!

I wasn’t originally a big Hello Kitty fan but when I went to a place called Hello Kitty Island (think of it as a Hello Kitty museum) I started valuing her for all that she has done for women. I mean, I already liked her friend Cinnamoroll, so it’s not that I disliked the cat! I just didn’t care much about the cat itself.

Regardless, this Hello Kitty version is exclusive to Korea (for some reason) but the product inside is the classic Bifesta “blue bottle” brightening cleansing lotion of the same name (also known as bright up cleansing lotion).

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[Review] Cosrx Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol

Cosrx Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol Review

Cosrx Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol Review:

Acne is an ever-persistent problem that many (if not all) of us have. Whether it is hormonal, product-related, recurring or occasional, pimples are pesky issues that leave us feeling self-conscious. Worst of all, the war is not over when the breakout has calmed down—it leaves behind a battle scar in the form of hyperpigmentation that takes months to eliminate. Thus, we are always in constant search of a preventative measures or quick fixes for acne-related woes.

I picked up the Cosrx Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol (or just A-Sol for short) with the same problem in mind. I’ve been struggling with breakouts for some years now, mostly due to stress and product reactions. Because of this, I’m constantly on the lookout for products to calm down acne and eliminate them in the fastest way possible. I learned about the A-Sol upon research and found that is has been mightily raved about by skincare aficionados. I immediately put it on my “To buy” list because of its promising ingredient list, ready availability, cheap price and established brand.

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[Review] Nature Republic O2 Bubble Mask Sheet (and wash off mask) | Black Rose & Lotus

Nature Republic O2 Bubble Mask Sheet Lotus and Black Rose Review

Nature Republic O2 Bubble Mask Sheet (and wash off mask) | Black Rose & Lotus Review:

At some point this year, and briefly bubbly masks were a thing you could see with some frequency. That fashion didn’t stick for long, but is that a good thing or a bad thing? These masks from Nature Republic are particularly peculiar since, even though they all work like this, they specify that it’s a mask sheet and wash off mask. For Korean skin care, stating two types instead of only the main one is very unusual!

So, let’s analyze these two flower masks, see how they feel, and more importantly: do they work and are they worthy of your time?

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[Review] Cosrx AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid

Cosrx AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid Review

Cosrx AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid Review:

The term ‘chemical exfoliation’ may sound a bit scary (well, to me anyway!), but it is actually gentler and more effective than physical exfoliation. Physical exfoliation works to get rid of the dead skin just on the surface, and sometimes can be a bit harsh for the skin. When it is harsh it can cause micro-tear, and that is pretty much an invitation to bacteria to come and have an acne party on your face. While chemical exfoliation on the other hand works deeper to loosen up dead skin cells and sebum and at the same time promotes healthy cell regeneration. 

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[Review] Son and Park Beauty Water

Son and Park Beauty Water Review

Son and Park Beauty Water Review:

I am already an avid follower of the double cleansing method, but as I came across the possibility of beauty waters and a third cleanse I became intrigued by this next step. I knew that double cleansing with an oil based and a water-based cleanser greatly improved my skin texture and was excellent for removing a full face of makeup and impurities. However, the third cleanse with the Son and Park Beauty Water was meant for removing any remaining traces of make-up or debris. As I researched the Beauty Water more, I discovered that it was truly a multi-tasking product, which is always a bonus for me. Not only can it be used as a third cleanse toner at the end of the day, but it can also be used in the morning to prep the skin for makeup application, or anytime in the middle of the day to refresh the skin! Let’s see how this lovely multi-tasking toner fared for my skin.

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