[REVIEW] Huxley Secret of Sahara Toner; Extract It

Huxley Secret of Sahara Toner; Extract It Review

Huxley Secret of Sahara Toner; Extract It Review:

I have to admit this… I am all about aesthetics. If there is a product with excellent reviews but comes in an unattractive packaging, I would give it an immediate pass. I need my skincare family to work for my skin as well as look pretty on my skincare shelf.

So having said this, I got myself sucked into the Huxley hype because lets face it, their packaging is everything. The design is minimal yet luxe, so I convinced myself that I needed another hydrating toner (I didn’t need another toner obviously, but that is besides the point). I was actually pretty wary about the strong Huxley signature scent that everyone kept talking about; it is either they love it or they feel it is overpowering. Now, I would normally avoid strong scented products, but I succumbed to the beautiful packaging and just went for it!

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[REVIEW] Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Mask

Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Mask Review

Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Mask was purchased by Cosme Perks.

It is my first mask from this luxury brand, Sulwhasoo. Well, who doesn’t know Sulwhasoo? This Korean premium brand is well known for its high performance skincare products using all natural ginseng and herbal ingredients. Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Mask itself is very popular on some beauty forums in my country (the First Care Activating Serum is also said to be a best-selling product from this brand). Almost all (or maybe all) of the reviewers give this mask a high rating. And I was so lucky to get a chance to test it by myself. Curiously, why a lot of people like this mask, I was so excited to give it a try.

The interesting claim from this Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Mask is about the JAUM Balancing Complex™, which is designed to improve skin balance. I guess I need to try this formula since I have an oily-combi skin. I have very dry patches on cheek area but my T-zone is very oily. Yes, I need to balance it, right? They also claim the essence of this mask was made by precious Korean herbal ingredients, and we all know that mostly Korean herbal products work very very well. But, is that true? Do not waste our time and let’s find out if I agree with those reviewers who give it a high score, or otherwise?

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[REVIEW] Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque

Kiehl's Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque Review

Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque Review:

First, let’s get a bit of our knowledge on the history of the brand.
Kiehl’s is one of the most prestagious brand name when it comes to high-end skincare products.
In 1951, there was a store founded to serve patrons in East Village, Manhattan. Until 1894, John Kiehl purchased the store and renamed it Kiehl Pharmacy. In 1921, Irving Morse – apprentice to Kiehl bought the pharmacy. This marks another remarkable developing stage of the brand. During the 70s, Kiehl’s gained great popularity as a luxurious cosmetics brand with safe ingredients and especially, the launch of the renown Calendula Herbal extract Alcohol-free toner. The distinct marketing method of Kiehl’s during this time is based on word-of-mouth and giving free samples to customers. Later, Kiehl’s is purchased by L’oreal Group and now, Kiehl’s has more than 250 stores and showrooms all over the world. Until now, Kiehl’s has gained the reputation for their wide range of products: haircare, skincare, fragrance, bodycare and men’s grooming. All of the products from Kiehl’s are well-known for their natural-based and safe ingredients offered via sophisticated formulations.

To celebrate my bachelor graduation, I decided to get something a bit fancy and Kiehl’s masks came first in my mind. Moreover, the Spring weather in Vietnam is getting so hot and humid. Everyday in the period from early January to March, the temperature would rocket from 28oC to as high as 34-35oC at noon and then “calm down” back to 27-28oC in the evening. Usually, my skin would lose immense amount of hydration and produce a lot of sebum if left unattended.

Combining all of the conditions, I would opt for something that offers refreshing sensation, helps control my sebum production and clears up my congested pores. Up till this point, you may know what I was about to get: yes, you can tell by the title already haha. It’s the Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque. My summary review for this product is: I love it x 10 times.

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[REVIEW] La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5

La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 Review

La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 Review:

La Roche – Posay is a very well-known brand among those with acne-prone or sensitive skin and I have always wanted to try its products. The Cicaplast Baume B5 is the first product I purchased from La Roche – Posay as I was in search for a new moisturizer.

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[REVIEW] Diego dalla Palma Gold Infusion Youth Potion Serum

Diego dalla Palma Gold Infusion Youth Potion Serum Review

Diego dalla Palma Gold Infusion Youth Potion Serum Review:

I won’t lie to you, the first thing that attracted me to this serum was the packaging. With all its gold and black, it drew my attention the second I stepped into the store. Did I mention the bottle looks like real 24k gold? Because it does!

Diego dalla Palma is a well-known Italian brand that focuses on “giving customers the best results without using harmful ingredients”. I won’t deny that I was afraid of buying a mix of facial oils because of my acne prone skin. But the saleswoman used my soft spot for eco-friendly products against me and I ended up buying it. In fact what made me buy this product was its (almost) completely chemical-free list of ingredients. And my occasional acne is not worse than usual, so yay!

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[REVIEW] Shangpree Crystal BB Cream

Shangpree Crystal BB Cream Review

Shangpree Crystal BB Cream Review:

It is no wonder that the skincare and makeup industry is thriving. We gals (and probably even guys now) can just never get enough of them. We have stash of products lying around on the vanity top, but still on the search for others. And the brands ride on this consumerism, marketing their products with wonder claims.

So I could not help myself when I came across this Shangpree Crystal BB Cream while on my “web shopping” one day. Shangpree is the brand of a renowned luxurious spa in Korea which has been around for about 27 years. It offers its own line of skincare products and is especially known for its masks.

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[REVIEW] Paul & Joe Beaute Treatment Lipstick

Paul & Joe Beaute Treatment Lipstick Review

Paul & Joe Beaute Treatment Lipstick Review:

If I should choose two things I love most in this world, I will go to makeup and cats. So, when found a makeup in a cat shape, of course, I bought it without a thought. Thanks to Paul & Joe Beaute for making such a super cute beauty products, hhaha. But, by the way, do you know Paul & Joe? Most of us may know this is a fashion brand but actually this brand has beauty line (skincare and makeup) too, known as Paul & Joe Beaute.

Anyway, today I will give you my review of Paul & Joe Beaute Treatment Lipstick, which has a purr-fect and cute cat shape on its tip. This product was launched for 2017 Autumn Creation (on August 1st, last year), together with the Pearl Lipstick. And for your information, the lipstick itself (called “refill”) and the lipstick case are sold separately. Honestly, that’s a little bit stingy in my opinion, hhaha. But since the cat lipstick is too adorable to be rejected, I can forgive it. And the pretty blue-white case that I bought was newly released last autumn too. Fret not, let’s jump to the review and find out how this cutie cat works!

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[REVIEW] NIOD Sanskrit Saponins

NIOD Sanskrit Saponins Review

NIOD Sanskrit Saponins Review:

I already have a Holy Grail gentle and low pH cleanser that I have been using for years now. However, I don’t have a stronger cleanser in my routine to deep clean my pores on the days that my skin feels extra dirty. I have always relied on once or twice a week mud mask for that purpose. So I began looking for a cleanser to do just that, and I thought of giving NIOD Sanskrit Saponins a try since I really love their Flavanone Mud.

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[REVIEW] Korres Natural Clay Deep Cleansing Mask

Korres Natural Clay Deep Cleansing Mask Review

Korres Natural Clay Deep Cleansing Mask Review:

Probably the smallest non-single usage mask I’ve ever seen and used, this is just one of the many, many flavors Korres came up with. It basically was their own attempt to jump on the charcoal mask trend but in their own way. This one is meant for deep cleansing which at first doesn’t sound as attractive or special as firming or brightening sounds like but let me say one thing.

Everything depends on cleansing correctly. Sure, double cleansing does a great job but once in a while it’s important to clear your skin from all the unwanted, persistent stuff. By doing that, you’re supposed to reduce sebum production which in excess, can cause acne and all of its children to appear. If you can prevent that, you can also get a smoother skin texture. On top of that, it’s all natural, it’s just cleansing.

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