[REVIEW] NIOD Flavanone Mud

NIOD Flavanone Mud Review

NIOD Flavanone Mud Review:

I was on the lookout for a mud mask that is strong but at the same time wont dry out my skin. I had my share of coming across mud masks that sucked the moisture out of my skin, and that was not pleasant at all. Some are gentle enough, but didn’t really get the job done.

I kept seeing NIOD Flavanone Mud popping up on Instagram, which definitely has piqued my interest. NIOD (which stands for Non Invasive Options in Dermal Science) is a brand that is under Deceim, the same parent company as The Ordinary. However NIOD’s price range is higher than The Ordinary. So I started reading up online reviews about Flavanone Mud and decided that this mask definitely fit the bill of what I was looking for.

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[REVIEW] The Face Shop Bubble Bubble Deep Foaming Cleanser

The Face Shop Bubble Bubble Deep Foaming Cleanser Review

The Face Shop Bubble Bubble Deep Foaming Cleanser Review:

When I was a kid, I used to watch my mother washed her face in the morning with the brewed black tea. She said it’s good for the skin and I believe that. Though I don’t do the same habit of washing face with the actual tea now, I almost always use tea-containing facial foam, say: Innisfree Green Tea Pure Cleansing Foam or Missha Frui-Tea Cleansing Foam.

So, when The Face Shop released facial foam line with tea extract, I decided to give it a try. The Bubble Bubble Foaming Cleanser was a new product of The Face Shop (maybe around the mid-2017) and was on 50% sale as promotional price when I bought it. Price is 5000 KRW in Korean stores for 100mL tube. The Bubble Bubble line comes with three different types for different purposes. Pink: the deep cleanser; Green: the mild cleanser gel; and Blue as the moisturizing cleanser. My skin has visible large pores around nose and easily stuck with the blackheads, so I chose the pink one, deep cleanser for my pores.

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[REVIEW] New 2017 A’PIEU Fruit Vinegar Sheet Mask Pomegranate

A’PIEU Fruit Vinegar Sheet Mask Pomegranate Review

A’PIEU Fruit Vinegar Sheet Mask Pomegranate was purchased by Cosmeperks.

There are two new additions to the A’pieu sheet mask family. They are tasty looking and smell delicious, they are something I would buy if they came in a juice bottle! Their mask sheets are affordable and have never disappointed me, so this is a new adventure of course I am looking forward to. There are two options: lemon and pomegranate. The first is for softening and brightening, the second for softening and moisturizing – so of course in the dry winter I went for the moisturizing one. Let’s see how it goes!

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[REVIEW] Verite Real Power Shine Up Mask

Verite Real Power Shine Up Mask Review

Verite Real Power Shine Up Mask Review:

It’s my first Verite product (yay!) and since I didn’t know the brand until this moment it was all very exciting and new. As a brand that’s part of Amore Pacific I have nothing but high expectations for it, especially since most of their brands haven’t failed me thus far! Of all the masks they have I was stuck between this one and a double step “one for morning one for night” mask, but I chose this one (I know you must all be disappointed) because I read a review on that one and I didn’t find much on these ones.

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[REVIEW] Tonymoly Tako Pore One Shot Nose Pack

Tonymoly Tako Pore One Shot Nose Pack Review

Tonymoly Tako Pore One Shot Nose Pack Review:

When talking about skin problems, it must be endless. When I am done with annoying pimples then other problems come. Whitehead and blackhead. Oh dear! But I am not a kind of girl who gives up easily, I am a fighter (well, actually a lazy fighter, LOL). I am only interested with easy and simple treatment to remove comedo from my nose area, hence I like using nose pack once or twice a week. This way is quite effective as far as I use it regularly. My favorite product was Biore Pore Pack until another brand teased me with their new collection. That’s Tonymoly Tako Pore series that had just launched in July, 2017.

Tonymoly Tako Pore series are created to resolve annoying blackheads and excess sebum problems. Tonymoly released some products in this line and the first one that catched my attention was its Tako Pore One Shot Nose Pack. No other reason, I was truly attracted with the wide and unique shape of the strip. Besides, when I read the ingredients list I found this nose pack has great combination of Marine Plant extracts and Madagascar Mud. Those are great to absorb excess sebum and a pore-tightening effect. Let’s see how it works!

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

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

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] The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2%

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2% Review

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2% Review:

I have always wanted to incorporate acid into my skincare routine but I always hesitate because I fear that it may end up causing skin damage instead of improving it. There are way too many precautions when using it that I thought to myself, is it even worth the plunge? But then, my other self won’t stop nagging: you wouldn’t know unless you try!

It goes without telling that in the end, my guts won, otherwise, I wouldn’t be here talking about acid. Truth be told, The Ordinary Lactic Acid is not the first active that I have tried, it’s my second actually. I bought this because I was looking for a milder alternative since I am a little overwhelmed by its bold sister –The Ordinary AHA 30%  BHA 2% Peeling Solution but hey, that’s another story!

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[REVIEW] Nature Republic Natural 100% Jelly Cleansing Puff Konjac Sponge

Nature Republic Natural 100% Jelly Cleansing Puff Konjac Sponge Review

Nature Republic Natural 100% Jelly Cleansing Puff Konjac Sponge Review:

Ever since I started being engrossed by skincare and diving head first into Korean skincare in particular, one of the first points I have always come across is cleansing. If you want your skin to be as clear, healthy, and radiant as possible, then consistent cleansing is a must, especially physical exfoliating.

I for one enjoy physical exfoliation and was searching for a product that would get rid of the clinging peeling skin on my forehead (after being sun burnt) with as little force as possible without any micro beads or tiny particles that would be abrasive to my sensitive skin. And after researching and finding enthusiastic reviews of Nature Republic vegetable konjac cleansing puff on the internet, I decided to try it out.

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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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