During puberty, I was lucky enough to have an acne-free face. I do, however, suffer from having a very dull skin. My face may be blemish free yet I feel that something is really wrong with it. A friend once suggested me to use astringent to remove the dead skin but I was really hesitant because I feel that it is way too harsh on skin. 10 years later and I still wear this dull-looking face; still have this negative perception towards peeling. To address this issue, I am in constant search for products that could alleviate my skin condition in a gentle yet effective way. From sugar scrubs to peeling gels –where some are effective and most are just meh; now I am giving this Neogen Dermalogy Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Lemon a shot, because why not?
Innisfree Jeju Lava Sea Water Deep Essence Review:
So, I have been in a struggle for a few months, trying to get rid of my blemishes and trying to normalize my pores’ shapes (they’re supposed to be round, but mine have all sorts of shapes). According to an examination I did in the Innisfree store, where they measure your skin everything-levels, my blemishes and pores could be solved with one of two essences. This one, or the one from the orchid collection. So, for starters I chose Innisfree Jeju Lava Sea Water Deep Essence.
Just to break the suspense, it did work, but I will still try the other one, in case it works better for my specific case. Below I will analyze the essence independently of my skin goal, and focusing solely on the feeling and sensation, also the effects of this essence!
Nature Republic Rose Real Nature Ampoule Review:
Nature Republic, to me, is a surprising company since you can find good quality products for every type of skin, for a very appealing price! Not to mention, their discounts are very friendly. As an online member living in Korea I have the chance to participate every month in the Shake Box event, where you can buy a box of, basically, way cheaper products (even though they literally have the same boxes every month, it’s still a pretty good deal). So, I was not aiming for this particular item, but since I got it I decided to try it. I mean, it is made out of rose, if that doesn’t appeal to you… then you’re probably not European 😀 But I do love me some rose products. Now, you should know there are two real nature ampoules for every scent, one with oil and one without – this one is without oil so think of it as a rich essence.
Did I mention it comes in a glass bottle? It’s lovely just looking at it.
Innisfree Bija Cica Balm Review:
As an avid Innisfree fan of course I wanted to try this product as soon as it was announced. Of course I took the opportunity and applied for a tester set of 5 days. Innisfree Bija Cica Balm was released with the same base idea of the previous True Care Cica Intensive balm, and everyone in Korea went crazy as soon as it came out. It doesn’t retail for a particularly cheap price, 22000 KRW, but also not expensive enough that it would stop people from trying it. Continue reading if it really worth the hype or not.
Tosowoong Pure Propolis Sheet Mask Review:
Propolis is known for its anti-bacterial and healing qualities for troubled skin as well as intense hydration for dry skin. This Tosowoong Pure Propolis Sheet Mask is a much loved mask is popular for a reason, we’ll see how my skin reacted to this soothing, delicious mask!
Choonee Bird’s Nest Brightening Mask Review:
In all honesty, I’ve never heard of the brand Choonee until stumbling across it during one of my strolls through the aisles of a local pharmacy/drugstore. Intrigued by the cute packaging and seeing it on sale, I immediately checked the ingredients before deciding to buy the only two versions which do not contain any drying alcohols. And, well, I’m quite impressed with Choonee Bird’s Nest Brightening Mask.
Naruko Rose & Botanic HA Aqua Cubic Night Gelly EX Review:
Naruko Rose & Botanic HA Aqua Cubic Night Gelly EX provides overnight skin hydrating that keeps skin moist and tender all day. This night gelly can also kick the dryness and aging out. This is also formulated with a unique cocktail of essential oils of Bulgarian Rose, Palmrosa, Rose Wood and Green Citrus that can hydrate effectively, preventing moisture loss and repair damaged skin.
Skinfood Black Sugar Mask Wash off Review:
Skinfood Black Sugar Mask wash off is enriched with vitamin and minerals, where this face scrub can effectively exfoliate any dead skin that can prevent makeup application, while fully revitalizing skin.
COSRX One Step Pimple Clear Pad Review:
Poring through countless pages on chemical exfoliation which ties into my interest in Asian skincare, it was only a matter of time before I came across the ever popular COSRX brand. And while their BHA Blackhead Power Liquid seems more fitting of the chemical exfoliation title, I was wary of the relatively high percentage of BHA (being a beginner and all), so I sought alternatives, and found this instead.