[REVIEW] Mizon Skin Power Original First Essence

Mizon Skin Power Original First Essence Review

Mizon Skin Power Original First Essence Review:

First treatment essences (FTE/s) sounded like miracle workers, at least from other people’s reviews. So, I really wanted to try one, and because there were so many I decided to try one from Mizon. Why Mizon? Because it had a high percentage of the galactomyces ferment filtrate and the price seemed reasonable too. I hadn’t tried many FTEs before this one, so I didn’t really know how to judge it from the ingredient list. The fact that it didn’t contain triethanolamine was also another reason I decided to choose this FTE over some others.

Since I hadn’t yet had the chance to try many products from Mizon, this seemed to be a good time to try out some Mizon products, so I could get an idea of whether I liked their products or not. Also Mizon seemed to be a brand that a lot of people liked, and so seemed like a trustworthy brand to try out.

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[REVIEW] Etude House Real Art Moisture Cleansing Oil

Etude House Real Art Moisture Cleansing Oil Review

Etude House Real Art Moisture Cleansing Oil Review:

Cleansing oils seemed odd at first to me, the idea of using oil to cleanse your skin just seemed backward or odd. I had first seen this oil cleanser (or an earlier version) in Seoul and I couldn’t quite get my head around it. But at the same time, I became curious about what it would be like to use oil to cleanse skin. Naturally this wasn’t the first oil cleanser I used, but it was the first one that I saw, so, it made sense that at some point I would end up trying this oil cleanser out. Especially when I saw how cheap it was compared to some of the other oil cleansers.

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[REVIEW] Goodal Waterest Lasting Water Oil

Goodal Waterest Lasting Water Oil Review

Goodal Waterest Lasting Water Oil Review:

Because my skin is so horribly dehydrated I spent quite a lot of time online reading reviews and searching for some kind of magical product to fix my dehydrated skin. Over the course of a year, I realized no one product was going to do that, but that didn’t stop me from reading about products that sounded like they would at least help. That was how I first heard of this Goodal water oil, with its unusual name.

Despite the confusing name, it seemed as if this product worked miracles for other people’s dehydrated skin which made me very curious to see whether it’s magic would work on me as well. I later found out that it had been reformulated a few times, and so I was unsure if it was as good as the original water oil, but that was half the fun – testing it out for myself to see whether this was going to be a miracle product for me or not.

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[REVIEW] Etude House Honey Cera Wrapping Mask

Etude House Honey Cera Wrapping Mask Review

Etude House Honey Cera Wrapping Mask Review:

I’ve faithfully been using the Cosrx honey sleeping mask for a long time, when one day I saw that Etude House had one in their Honey Cera line. I became curious to see how I would like the Etude House mask, since I’ve been a fan of the Cosrx one for a long time. I wasn’t expecting them to be similar at all, but the honey and ceramides drew me to try the Etude House.

I had not heard anything about this mask, so I wanted to try it just because it comes in a larger size and I needed a change from the usual sleeping pack that I use.  What I failed to realize until I had ordered it – was that this mask was actually a wash off mask and not a sleeping pack, unlike the Cosrx one. So can it be used as a sleeping pack or is it purely only a wash off mask, read on to see…

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[REVIEW] Etude House Honey Cera Nourishing Cream

Etude House Honey Cera Nourishing Cream Review

Etude House Honey Cera Nourishing Cream Review:

I’m not a fan of eating honey – but I’m a huge fan of honey in creams or moisturizers, so when Etude House came out with this honey cera line I was immediately curious about it. I was lucky enough to receive a sample pack from Etude House with four mini sizes from the line, which was where I first tried this cream. Because it only contained a 5ml sample of the cream, I wasn’t able to see how well it would work. Instead I got to see the texture, and feel what the cream was like – which made me instantly want to buy it so I could test it out.

I also had tried the emulsion, which was okay but the cream was instant love. For a long time, I’ve been looking for a heavier cream to use at night, and so the tiny sample made me realize that for once I had found a cream that seemed heavier than most of the creams. The fact that the honey cera line is designed for dry skinned people, made me certain that this cream might actually be the one I was looking for.

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[REVIEW] Etude House Sun Blind Cushion SPF50+ PA+++

Etude House Sun Blind Cushion SPF50+ PA+++ Review

Etude House Sun Blind Cushion SPF50+ PA+++ Review:

I’ll admit that I’m a sucker for Etude House products, and they remain (as previously mentioned) one of my favourite Korean brands. I know a lot of people dislike their products, but for me their products tend to be inexpensive ones that don’t irritate my skin and generally work out okay. Last summer I was on the hunt for a way to reapply sun screen during the day, because I live in a country with extreme UV rays (all year round) where it’s possible to get sunburnt in ten minutes. Because I am unable to tan, and also have mild rosacea which means I should use sun screen every day and avoid the sun. These issues or factors made me want to have some way to reapply sunscreen over bb cream during the bright sunny summer days. But even people who can tan, should avoid some sun exposure because the UV rays can cause both skin cancer and age our skin.

So, when Etude House released this sun screen cushion designed to be applied over make up, I found myself unable to resist ordering one. While it has different sun screen filters than I usually prefer, I felt that was okay because it’s designed to go over a bb cream or foundation and it won’t be directly in contact with my skin. For once I didn’t buy this for the packaging either, because to be honest I’m not a huge fan of the striped design, but the design doesn’t matter for sunscreen, after all.

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[REVIEW] Scinic Aqua All in One Ampoule

Scinic Aqua All in One Ampoule Review

Scinic Aqua All in One Ampoule Review:

Scinic was a completely unknown brand to me – until I discovered the Asian Beauty reddit site and heard about Scinic’s All in One (AIO) ampoules. At that time the size of the ampoule appealed to me the most as well as the way the product sounded and the fact that many people seemed to rave about these ampoules. I must admit I am a sucker for cute products – or products that come in large containers for a cheap price, because I am heavy handed with applying products. Also the design of the jar, I really love how the AIO looks, the colors and design totally appealed to me.

The Aqua AIO greatly appealed to me because of how it contains three types of watery, and I hoped it should be a decent boost of water for my dehydrated skin. After all the one problem I really wanted to fix was my dehydration, because you can’t fix multiple problems all at once, right? So let’s so how this AIO performed, was it the miracle watery product that finally cured my thirsty and parched dehydrated skin?

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[REVIEW] Etude House Sunprise Mild Perfect Relief SPF30 PA++

Etude House Sunprise Mild Perfect Relief SPF30 PA++ Review

Etude House Sunprise Mild Perfect Relief SPF30 PA++ Review:

Etude House has been one of my favorite Korean skin care brands for a long time, and also the first one that I tried. Admittedly I first bought their products not for their effectiveness but rather because SHINee were their advertising models. Not the best of reasons, but that’s okay, because I actually do like quite a few of their products.

Anyway, I picked up this sunscreen in Korea, when they were having a sale and the sunscreen I wanted to buy was out of stock. It seemed to be a new product and so I looked up the info and decided to try it since I was low on sunscreen anyway. What attracted this sunscreen to me was the fact that it uses physical filters and was in a cream rather than a liquid type of sunscreen.

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[REVIEW] Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream

Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream Review

Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream Review:

Cosrx has a great name for having products with clean and short ingredients lists, which is why it is a brand that I am always interested to try. Their packaging is simple but attractive too, which is another (bad) reason I’m always tempted to buy their products! Because my skin is dehydrated I kept looking for a cream to help fix it, and one with hyaluronic acid, and my research lead to this cream.

I’ve tried a lot of different creams and moisturizers, but many of them are too light for my skin. But this one sounded quite heavy from the information I read about it. And the fact that it comes as 100 ml seemed even better, because I tend to be very heavy handed with creams. But it’s so easy to read reviews or descriptions and totally fall in love with a product before you’ve even tried it. The real question is whether you still love it after you’ve used up the jar, or whether you’re heartbroken and sad that it failed you miserably.

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