[REVIEW] Hada Labo Gokujyun Cleansing Oil

Hada Labo Gokujyun Cleansing Oil Review

Hada Labo Gokujyun Cleansing Oil Review:

Boasting a short ingredients list and a hefty amount of product at a relatively affordable price, I was quite intrigued with this cleansing oil. So when there was a sale, I immediately decided to pick it up as I generally have had no issues with olive oil-based first cleansers in the past. So, how did it fare?

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[REVIEW] Scinic First Treatment Essence

Scinic First Treatment Essence Review

Scinic First Treatment Essence Review:

First treatment essences are an essential in every multi step Korean inspired skincare routine. Today the market is flooded with first treatment essence from different brands all promise to have more than ninety percent galactomyces ferment filtrate extract. I have the Missha first treatment essence and I have also tried the SK2 first treatment essence, so when I saw that Scinic has a first treatment essence for an unbeatable price I had to try it out.

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[REVIEW] New 2017 Missha Homemade Moisturizing Mungbean Modeling Mask

Missha Homemade Moisturizing Mungbean Modeling Mask Review

Missha Homemade Moisturizing Mungbean Modeling Mask was purchased by Cosmeperks.

I want to say here in this section that if you have seen this product on Missha’s webpage you might have been deceived by the photo into thinking the size of this mask’s pack was bigger! I know I was! However I hope my photo was a little more enlightening than theirs. More on this later.

This mask is a jelly-type modeling mask that comes in three flavors, with three completely different effects. Of course being summer I chose the moisturizing mask (maybe even not in summer I would choose it). The gel part of this mask (or essence) is common in all three flavors, then the powder is the different agent, which I found cute and practical. I know modeling masks are very popular among foreigners, but in Korea they are actually just starting to kick off, and it’s an expected-to-be trend for the end of this season. I urge you to find out how Korean products are “discovering” these masks!

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[REVIEW] Cosrx Centella Blemish Ampule

COSRX Centella Blemish Ampule Review

COSRX Centella Blemish Ampule Review:

Yes. I pretty much love to see centella in an ingredients list. Somehow, I always have that personal and non-objective feeling that it is all about wonder plant. Herb that can heal all my skin issues and God knows there are few. Tiger grass, as it is called, promises to soothe, calm the inflammation and strengthen skin barrier. So no wonder my cherished K-brand COSRX came up with the whole line of centella products. This one is Centella Blemish Ampule – little centella bomb to fight blemishes.   

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[Review] Innisfree Aloe Revital Skin Mist

Innisfree Aloe Revital Skin Mist Review

Innisfree Aloe Revital Skin Mist Review:

I found this product online one day as I was searching for new skin mists or misting toners. I had never tried an Innisfree product before this purchase, but I have always heard good things about them, especially in regard to their skin care products, and I had been eyeing this brand for quite some time because of this – I just did not know what to buy first! Until I found this product, that is. And boy, am I glad I did. Read on to find out why.

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[Review] From Nature Age Instense Treatment Essence

From Nature Age Instense Treatment Essence Review

From Nature Age Instense Treatment Essence Review:

Talking about first essences and fermented cosmetics in Asian market there are so many great and less great products that one possibly could write a scholar essay upon that subject.

Well, talking about great first essences this one is certainly the first on my list of favourites of all times: From Nature Age Intense Treatment Essence. My obsession with this product originated in fact that this was my first first essence ever bought. At first, when it finally came to me and I unboxed it, it just stood there in my skin care cabinet because I was so afraid of the reaction of my skin to fermented product yet I was so eager to try it. I postponed it so long and then I took the leap of faith. Boy, oh boy! Did I love it! I do own other first essences in my stash, but this one is somehow first to grab in routine.

From Nature is a Korean brand well positioned on “green brand” part of the market. Not so overhyped in the West, but nevertheless great and effective. Their efromnature website is nicely organized and seems informative, but unfortunately only in Korean language.

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[Review] Pyunkang Yul Mist Toner

Pyunkang Yul Mist Toner Review

Pyunkang Yul Mist Toner Review:

I have been looking for the mist that will alleviate my skin’s need to get thirsty, angry and dull during the day. I swear I don’t have the same skin in the morning and in the afternoon. It’s two creatures of different kinds. One is nice, supple and well nourished, and the other is, well, nothing of that.

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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] CATRIN Natural 100 Mineral Sunkill RX SPF46 PA+++ | Brush Type

CATRIN Natural 100 Mineral Sunkill RX SPF46 PA+++ Review

CATRIN Natural 100 Mineral Sunkill RX SPF46 PA+++ | Brush Type Review:

I am always in search for a perfect sunblock. Having skin this sensitive, that is never-ending quest. Sunblocks do tend to break me out, leave my face ghostly, and when I think ‘this is it’ in the morning, afternoon proves me wrong making my skin angry. Although I do have my candidates for the HG status, it has almost gotten fun to search for another.

I am especially interested in those sunscreen products in ‘reapply throughout the day’ category. I also want it not to disturb my makeup, and I want it to be effortless yet efficient for lazy afternoons at home drinking tea on my terrace without making such cosmetic fuss.

So I stumbled upon Catrin Natural 100 Mineral Sunkill RX SPF 46 PA+++ with the brush. Ok, this should be a nice way to spend time outdoors and elegantly and effortlessly reapply my sunblock, told myself and bought it without more research.

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