[REVIEW] Goodal Waterest Lasting Water Oil

Goodal Waterest Lasting Water Oil Review

Goodal Waterest Lasting Water Oil Review:

Because my skin is so horribly dehydrated I spent quite a lot of time online reading reviews and searching for some kind of magical product to fix my dehydrated skin. Over the course of a year, I realized no one product was going to do that, but that didn’t stop me from reading about products that sounded like they would at least help. That was how I first heard of this Goodal water oil, with its unusual name.

Despite the confusing name, it seemed as if this product worked miracles for other people’s dehydrated skin which made me very curious to see whether it’s magic would work on me as well. I later found out that it had been reformulated a few times, and so I was unsure if it was as good as the original water oil, but that was half the fun – testing it out for myself to see whether this was going to be a miracle product for me or not.

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[REVIEW] Dewytree Aqua Deep Green Enzyme Mask

Dewytree Aqua Deep Green Enzyme Mask Review

Dewytree Aqua Deep Green Enzyme Mask Review:

As a person who uses Dewytree products, I surprised myself for not trying their most famous product thus far: their Deep masks. I mean, I literally have them in every Olive Young store, I have personally ordered stuff from the brand’s website, and yet why didn’t I ever add a mask to my cart? So I thought it was about time to try it! Of course I would choose a mask focusing on hydration for my first mask from the brand, since my skin loses all its water in the blink of an eye if I’m not careful. Dewytree, save my pores!

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[REVIEW] Etude House Honey Cera Nourishing Cream

Etude House Honey Cera Nourishing Cream Review

Etude House Honey Cera Nourishing Cream Review:

I’m not a fan of eating honey – but I’m a huge fan of honey in creams or moisturizers, so when Etude House came out with this honey cera line I was immediately curious about it. I was lucky enough to receive a sample pack from Etude House with four mini sizes from the line, which was where I first tried this cream. Because it only contained a 5ml sample of the cream, I wasn’t able to see how well it would work. Instead I got to see the texture, and feel what the cream was like – which made me instantly want to buy it so I could test it out.

I also had tried the emulsion, which was okay but the cream was instant love. For a long time, I’ve been looking for a heavier cream to use at night, and so the tiny sample made me realize that for once I had found a cream that seemed heavier than most of the creams. The fact that the honey cera line is designed for dry skinned people, made me certain that this cream might actually be the one I was looking for.

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[REVIEW] Etude House Sun Blind Cushion SPF50+ PA+++

Etude House Sun Blind Cushion SPF50+ PA+++ Review

Etude House Sun Blind Cushion SPF50+ PA+++ Review:

I’ll admit that I’m a sucker for Etude House products, and they remain (as previously mentioned) one of my favourite Korean brands. I know a lot of people dislike their products, but for me their products tend to be inexpensive ones that don’t irritate my skin and generally work out okay. Last summer I was on the hunt for a way to reapply sun screen during the day, because I live in a country with extreme UV rays (all year round) where it’s possible to get sunburnt in ten minutes. Because I am unable to tan, and also have mild rosacea which means I should use sun screen every day and avoid the sun. These issues or factors made me want to have some way to reapply sunscreen over bb cream during the bright sunny summer days. But even people who can tan, should avoid some sun exposure because the UV rays can cause both skin cancer and age our skin.

So, when Etude House released this sun screen cushion designed to be applied over make up, I found myself unable to resist ordering one. While it has different sun screen filters than I usually prefer, I felt that was okay because it’s designed to go over a bb cream or foundation and it won’t be directly in contact with my skin. For once I didn’t buy this for the packaging either, because to be honest I’m not a huge fan of the striped design, but the design doesn’t matter for sunscreen, after all.

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[REVIEW] Innisfree Aloe Revital Soothing Gel

Aloe Revital Soothing Gel Review

Innisfree Aloe Revital Soothing Gel Review:

I first got the trial size 30ml from a promotion campaign upon buying makeup products for my friend’s birthday gift at Innisfree showroom. My experience with this aloe gel has been “soothing”, just like the product name. I love it so much I decided to get the full size 300ml right after I finished the mini size.

Innisfree is a well-known Korean cosmetics brand, which offers a wide range of beauty products varying from skincare to make up products. Currently I am not much into doing make up and I only focus on recovering my natural skin barrier. That’s why I am quite attracted by natural skincare products. I have already used Innisfree sheet mask line and acknowledged their efforts to improve the product to meet demand of the well-educated customers, who are cautious about what’s there in the ingredient lists. Getting back to the aloe revital soothing gel, I am surprised why it did not receive much attention from the public or advertising elsewhere, since the ingredient list is amazingly friendly for every skin type and the price point is totally affordable.

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[REVIEW] Hylamide HA Blur

Hylamide HA Blur Review

Hylamide HA Blur Review:

I got pretty curious about DECIEM and its products after coming across many reviews of products from its economical range The Ordinary.

DECIEM is a Canadian company, interestingly also known as “The Abnormal Beauty Company”.  It started as a modest company in year 2013 with only 1 brand and 1 product but has since grown to carry 10 brands under its umbrella with an array of products ranging from skincare to hair care. The Ordinary is one of its better known brand, raved for the product efficacy and the attractive price point.

And having tried the Niacinamide 10% + Zince PCA 1% myself, I am sold that their products are worth a second look. So I went on to check out its other skincare brands and products. Hylamide is its mid-range skincare brand which was in fact launched before The Ordinary though I do not come across it as much on google search. Probably lesser hype because the prices are about double that of The Ordinary, akin to many other mid-range brands in the market. So what other differences are there?  The Ordinary have the ingredients in separate serum, so in a way, it is very targeted. Hylamide combines the ingredients to address various skincare concerns and offers the complete range of products including sun protection and primer which The Ordinary does not have. Not to mention the packaging for Hylamide is more colorful.

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[REVIEW] New 2017 Etude House Soon Jung Sleeping Pack – Panthensoside 5

Etude House Soon Jung Sleeping Pack - Panthensoside 5 Review

Etude House Soon Jung Sleeping Pack – Panthensoside 5 was purchased by Cosmeperks.

This is the most recent product from the Soon Jung collection by Etude House. Yes, some of you may think “oh but this isn’t new, it’s like two months old” – correct! I got it not long after it came out, and have been using it every every day.

I honestly didn’t know what to count on considering that part of the collection was amazing, one product was just okay, and another one actually wasn’t the nicest on my skin. Regardless, the part that was amazing was so amazing that I still had high hopes and expectations for this baby!

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[REVIEW] Skin1004 Madagascar Centella Asiatica 100 Ampoule

Skin1004 Madagascar Centella Asiatica 100 Ampoule Review

Skin1004 Madagascar Centella Asiatica 100 Ampoule Review:

The weather where I live has been shifting dramatically from morning to evening. It can get quite cold and dry in early morning, then in the afternoon, the temperature goes up to over 30 degree Celsius, which is not good for your skin. Moreover, I have just been through a major acne period due to my stress from work. Therefore, I am in good need of some products that can help soothe my skin and improve pigmentation. I searched for ingredients that aid in healing your skin and found Centella Asiatica. Originated and developed by Skin1004 in Korea.

Skin1004 claims to use mainly (and sometimes “only”) raw materials that the skin crave for. Each and every ingredient presented in the products offered by Skin1004 has been selected for being the most gentle and safe for skin. All of the ingredients that merely for texture or scent are left out. At first the brand was well-known for its Zombie Pack, a wash-off mask. Recently, there is a trend of Centella Asiatica ampoule in my country. Everybody is talking about its impressive ingredient list and “magic” efficacy. Being a new skincare junkie, I knew that I could not stay out of this craze. After some research on the website, I decided to buy a bottle and ready for experience.

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[REVIEW] The SAEM Eco Earth Power Pink Sun Cream SPF50 PA++++

The Saem Eco Earth Power Pink Sun Cream SPF50 PA++++ Review

The Saem Eco Earth Power Pink Sun Cream SPF50 PA++++ Review:

While I don’t have sensitive skin (well not majorly so) I still prefer to find a sunscreen that is mild and soothing and suitable for sensitive skin because my eyes tend to be very sensitive and very easily irritated. This means I generally go for sunscreens with physical filters because I can apply them close to my eyes without irritating them (or having them run into my eyes later in the day). It’s honestly quite hard to find a sunscreen without chemical filters that is SPF50, which is why when I saw The Saem was releasing one that was SPF50 and only contained physical filters I had to try it.

I’ve also read that people who have rosacea should use physical filters, which is also why I prefer to find a sunscreen with them. My rosacea is quite mild, but I think it is important not to aggravate my skin, and so this sunscreen looked quite promising. I also liked the simple design of the tube, and the fact that the sunscreen is meant to be soothing and calming.

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