[REVIEW] Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water for Oily Acne-prone Skin

[REVIEW] Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water for Oily Acne-prone Skin

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water for Oily Acne-prone Skin Review:

When something is causing a hype, we readily jump into the bandwagon and that’s how it’s been for who knows how long. Basically, we take the words of other people on something. If the majority claims that a product is HG-worthy, then it must be. If everybody’s yapping about something, you instantly wanna try it too! Sadly for skincare, it’s never predictable. What may be astounding to others may not make sense to you. Sometimes you want to agree with the crowd but you just can’t because you don’t get the hype at all.

If there’s one thing though, that I entirely embrace and truly thank for, aside from wearing sunscreen, is the advice of double cleansing. I am never without double cleansing since I realize how good it is for the skin! Needless to say, I always have something for double cleansing and recently, I got Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water because I’ve been seeing it on other people’s feed.

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[REVIEW] TIAM My Signature C Source

[REVIEW] TIAM My Signature C Source

Tiam My Signature C Source Review:

I have, for nearly 2 years now, been incorporating a vitamin C serum in both my daily and nightly skincare routine. However, the serum(s) that I used only contained a 5% maximum concentration of vitamin C and it was quite expensive for a small amount. I did more research in the blogosphere and finally decided to give this much talked about serum a shot. This baby here contains a 20% concentration of vitamin C and was much cheaper! You don’t have to tell me twice. On the day it arrived, I started using it and have been very happy with the results.

This product used to be known as the O.S.T. C20 serum and Tiam (the company that produces the serum) is part of the Cosrx family. Now, I have a lot of faith in the entire Cosrx products line and so unsurprisingly, this blind faith extended to Tiam as well. I was not disappointed. This faint citrus scented serum has become my favourite part of my skincare routine, not only because I love the smell of oranges but mainly because it has actually helped lighten some of the scarring I had from blemishes around my chin area (the result of being a woman and suffering through hormonal blemishes during that time of the month).

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[REVIEW] The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

[REVIEW] The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution Review:

What happens when you combine science, environmentalism and effective marketing? Boom, The Ordinary, a name that immediately became household even to people that don’t really care about skincare. That happened not only because their prices are the cheapest on the market but because they make products that actually work. No, The Ordinary didn’t invent new technologies that do magic on your skin. If you quickly google it you will find that there’s other brands with similar products. That’s not the main point though. The point is that The Ordinary made as effective products- if not more effective, for a tiny fraction of the price. In my opinion they are making a revolution. They are proving that skincare can be for everyone. If one brand is really doing a lot to make people’s skin better, that is The Ordinary.

Now jumping to this peel, out of all the actives I’d say AHA and vitamin C are the most well-known. About a year ago, I went through an ”I need actives to function properly” faze. I’m not really proud about it, but as soon as I saw 30% AHA it must’ve taken me less than 2 minutes to buy this peel. The reason is that AHA and BHA (which by the way actually works better on my skin), are known to be effective deep exfoliants that help with fighting acne and for improve the skin’s look.

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[REVIEW] Skinfood Tea Tree Bubble Cleansing Foam

[REVIEW] Skinfood Tea Tree Bubble Cleansing Foam

Skinfood Tea Tree Bubble Cleansing Foam Review:

I was very much excited for September to come because it’s my birthday month, only to be left distressed. It had been an emotionally challenging month, to say the least. Unfortunately for me, all the stress, sleepless nights and binge eating have taken its toll and it shows all over my face. I had a massive breakout (yay for the breakout of the year) and it’s starting to sadden me. Instinctively, I went on to a skincare diet. I discontinued using acids and putting new stuff on my face to avoid (acne) triggers and just let my skin breathe.

I focused on hydration/moisturization to help my skin heal but even with outmost effort to battle acne, it seems that I am losing. Another day, another acne; that’s how it’s been for weeks and I was starting to get overly sad about it. I looked for a potent ingredient that fights acne and tee tree caught my attention.

Since my skin reacted well with Naruko mask (green) when I last broke out, I considered getting my hands on anything tea tree. And since I am almost done with my Cosrx Low pH cleanser (I’m not entirely impressed, plus I hate the smell), I thought I should replace it with another tea tree cleanser and that’s how I ended buying Skinfood Tea Tree Bubble Cleansing Foam!

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[REVIEW] The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution

[REVIEW] The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution

The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution Review:

The Ordinary brand has made a huge wave in the skincare industry for its super affordable products, and every skincare addict would own at least one The Ordinary item. I wanted to jump on The Ordinary bandwagon as well (don’t want to miss out on the hype, now do we?), but I was overwhelmed with all of the products! I didn’t even know where to start looking. I did not want to go with the cult favourite just because of the rave.

I wanted to get something that I really need in my routine. So I started evaluating my skin concerns and it seems like I already have the products to address those issues, except for a spot treatment that I have yet to find one that actually works. I don’t exactly have acne problem but of course I do get occassional clogged pores and hormonal breakouts when it is the time of the month. Therefore I decided to jump on The Ordinary bandwagon starting with the Salicylic Acid 2% Solution, which also happens to be my first ever BHA product.

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[REVIEW] Leejiham LJH Vita Propolis Ampoule

[REVIEW] Leejiham LJH Vita Propolis Ampoule

Leejiham LJH Vita Propolis Ampoule Review:

This teeny bottle of golden nectar has fast become a must-have in my daily routine. It contains 50% propolis extract to help achieve the “dewy glow”. If you watch as many K-dramas as I do, you will know the look I am referring to *cough* Jun Ji Hyun. It also contains multi vitamins (B3, B5, C), Centella Asiatica, Sea Buckthorn and Witch Hazel extract to help calm irritation / redness, minimise the appearance of pores and delay anti-aging. This little bottle just keeps on giving!

I was surprised to discover that LJH actually operates a chain of professional dermatology clinics in Korea (suddenly their “Beauty is Clever” tagline makes more sense) and the Vita Propolis range is one of the 6 product ranges of cosmeceuticals on their website.

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[REVIEW] Skinfood Bitter Green Toner & Mask

[REVIEW] Skinfood Bitter Green Toner & Mask

Skinfood Bitter Green Toner & Mask Review:

No matter how much you break down the Korean beauty regime, you can’t cross out toning your face. The air pollution problem isn’t as big in the area I live in comparison to China or other places but, my skin is VERY sensitive to dust and germs. I could just go to the city center for an hour and next thing I know, my face is breaking out the following day.

This toner from Skinfood main marketing point is skin protection from dust and hazardous materials and also, moisture. Do you see where I’m going? Skinfood is one of the most reliable brands in my opinion so I thought this could possibly help me prevent new breakouts.

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[REVIEW] Cosrx Clear Fit Blemish Cushion | #23 Natural Beige

[REVIEW] Cosrx Clear Fit Blemish Cushion | #23 Natural Beige

Cosrx Clear Fit Blemish Cushion was purchased by Cosmeperks.

Lately COSRX is being very much popular and most raved in Korean beauty products. Personally, their acne treatment products have won my heart since they worked well and effectively on my blemished skin. And also it’s like that COSRX was the first brand which brought me to the Centella Asiatica Extract hype. You know, this ingredient is very good for acne prone skin as its benefits to care inflammation and soothes skin.

Getting more and more popular, and like they know that skincare is not enough, COSRX is coming back with their new product. Now it’s time for their makeup line. It is COSRX Clear Fit Blemish Cushion. This cushion was only available on Style Korean at first, but then it was launched in Korea about weeks ago (I think it should be the first week of this month, cmiiw). And finally I got my baby after waiting more than a week due to accidentally shipping issue.

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[REVIEW] NEW 2017 Innisfree My Real Squeeze Mask Green Tea

[REVIEW] NEW 2017 Innisfree My Real Squeeze Mask Green Tea

Innisfree My Real Squeeze Mask Green Tea Review:

So, I didn’t even know they had done a new version of this mask until I saw the review of the Cucumber one here on CP! And the next time I went to the store I grabbed the remake of one of my favorites – the green tea mask!

Other than the design being completely different, the mask sheet itself is different, and I wondered if the essences were also different – and just how different were they. They are a little more expensive than the previous version (boooo!) but supposedly they are also better!

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