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

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water for Oily Acne-prone Skin Review

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] Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner

Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner Review

Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner Review:

One of the skincare steps that I feel has made a lot of difference for my dry skin is definitely the hydrating toner step. And I love using Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner for that purpose.

But of course being a skincare junkie, I couldn’t help but felt intrigued to try out Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner after looking at the short and clean ingredients list (only 8 ingredients!), reading positive reviews all over Instagram, and even the skincare guru Gothamista raved highly about it. And with that gorgeous packaging that is such an eye candy just made me weak in the knee, I simply could not resist getting the toner!

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[REVIEW] The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution

The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution Review

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] The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Review

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Review:

The Ordinary is a relatively new brand that has been creating huge buzz in terms of beauty. If you must know, it is not an Asian brand but is actually Canadian. It is from the Deciem aka The Abnormal Beauty Company. They are known to produce effective products at a very friendly price range.

I don’t know about you but cheap yet effective gets me, every single time. I bought few stuff from the Ordinary and one of which is the Niacinamide 10% + Zince 1% since I realize that I do not own any sebum controlling product apart from oil blotting paper and powder. I’m sure a lot of people is curious about this one, after all, it is one of the products I always get inquiries about!

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[REVIEW] Innisfree The Minimum Ampoule Essence

Innisfree The Minimum Ampoule Essence Review

Innisfree The Minimum Ampoule Essence was purchased by Cosmeperks.

The Minimum Ampoule Essence is part of Innisfree’s line of products formulated with minimum of ingredients for sensitive and intolerant skin. The Minimum line includes: a cleanser, toner, ampoule essence, moist cream, fresh cream, sun cream and a soothing mask.

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[REVIEW] SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion

SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion Review

SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion Review:

SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion is a purifying toning lotion that is to be used as your final step after cleansing to prep your skin for the next steps in your skin care routine. It lightly exfoliates as it helps to remove residual impurities and dead skin cells while still giving the hydration that your skin needs. This lotion contains a mix AHA (Lactic Acid), BHA (Salicylic Acid) and of course SK-II’s exclusive ingredient, which is the Pitera™ that is packed with vitamins, amino acids and minerals.

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[REVIEW] ARITAUM Aloe No Wash Cleansing Water

ARITAUM Aloe No Wash Cleansing Water Review

ARITAUM Aloe No Wash Cleansing Water Review:

Never had any thoughts of using any cleansing water products before, although I’d heard so much about the importance of double-cleansing. Especially for Korean people, whose skincare routines are the one that I adopt everyday. Besides, I’ve already using a konjac sponge, so I think my face had been clean enough. In other words, the main reason why I decided to try a cleansing water product is because of the curiousity and I just wanna try something new. Turns out my decision was totally right!

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[REVIEW] Graymelin Pure 100% Beta-Glucan

Graymelin Pure 100% Beta-glucan Review

Graymelin Pure 100% Beta-glucan Review:

For all of you my fellow rosaceans, you know how the fight is tough and constant. We are in everlasting quest for some immuno-boosters and any kind of skin shields. Thus, when someone offers you pure beta-glucan for your skin, you will not pass on it, I am sure. So neither did I.

Graymelin is Korean indie skin care brand praised by many popular bloggers. Graymelin call themselves Skin’s Beauty Natural Cosmetics Brand and they tend to deliver. Apothecary chic as someone named them, or “the next big thing”. This product is around for at least couple of years, but always fresh and intriguing to write about.

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[REVIEW] Albion Skin Conditioner Essential

Albion Skin Conditioner Essential Review

Albion Skin Conditioner Essential Review:

I must admit, I’m not as well versed in Japanese skincare as I am in Korean. I follow a Taiwanese Youtuber who swears by Albion products, so when I was in Taipei I went to an Albion counter and did some damage. It’s by no means a cheap product, at around $100USD/$126CAD for the 330ml bottle, but I justify it in my mind that it’s still cheaper than SK-II.

I love the service at department stores in Asia, they treat you like royalty even if you’re buying a piece of lint from them. Combine the good service plus the things I’ve heard about it, I decided to buy 2 bottles and a box of the sheet masks. They were having an event where when you buy the big bottle (330ml), you get a tester kit. The tester kit is very generous, with a bottle of the lotion, two 27ml bottles of the skin conditioner, and a nozzle spray so you can use it on the go.   

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