An ever so little reunion!

Hello everyone!

Today’s post will be about a product that I recieved the other day, after purchasing it a second time. I’m talking about the Moisture Bound Cream from Earth’s Recipe! Now, if you’ve followed our blog since pretty much the beginning (as it was one of our first posts), you might remember that I had a fling with this product a few months ago. But after I had emptied the jar, I moved on to another, and then another, and another, hoping that I’d come across an even better moisturizer. Turns out that I didn’t and I still haven’t. In other words; we’re back on the Earth’s Recipe Moisture Bound Cream! Stay tuned if you want to know how I’m getting along with this little gem this time around, and if you’re interested in my review on the product, you’ll find it here.

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So it’s been three months since I reviewed the Moisture Bound Cream from Earth’s Recipe, and my thoughts on the product have changed a bit since then. Last time around I thought was pretty good, but now that I’ve switched up pretty much my whole skin care routine, and changed the way I use some of the products, I can tell that this product is even better than I thought. And here’s why:
The products I use before I apply the Moisture Bound Cream are better suited for my skin, and really gives it a chance to shine by providing a better canvas to work on, than before. A good moisturizer is meant to trap hydration inside the skin, making sure that it doesn’t get back out, leaving the skin dehydrated. But in order to do so sufficiantly, there has to be a certain ammount of hydration in the skin to begin with, something I failed to make sure of for a long time, including the period when I was using the Moisture Bound Cream. Since then I’ve thrown out quite a few products that simply were wrong for my skin, and replaced them with more hydrating products. And let me tell you, there is a world of difference. We’re not completely there yet, but we’re definetely getting somewhere! Hydrating products are such a game changer, at least for me. I’ve tried soo many different moisturizers, and I know from experience that you can apply the best moisturizing cream in the world, and it won’t be able to properly do it’s job of moisturizing unless you provide your skin with moisture beforehand.

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I’ll be using the Moisture Bound Cream at least until this jar is empty, and hopefully I’ll have a newfound love for it and purchase it again. If you want to know how it goes, stay tuned and I’ll update you in a couple of weeks! I’m also planning to do a post on my updated skin care routine in the near future 🙂

Until next time,
Vicky  ❤

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Update: Banila Co’s Miss Flower & Mr. Honey Cream

Hey guys!

Today I decided that it’s time to give you all an update on what’s been going on with the Miss Flower & Mr. Honey Cream from Banila Co. Those of you that read my previous post about this product, already know that I temporarily ditched my Earth’s Recipe Moisture Bound Cream (reviewed) in order to continue my loving relationship with the Miss Flower & Mr. Honey Cream (reviewed). The main reason being that I suspected good ol’ Mr. Honey to be breaking me out! Naturally I wanted to find out if this was the case or if something else was causing the breakouts. As I’ve said before; I REALLY wanted to love the Miss Flower & Mr. Honey Cream, and I didn’t want to stop using it if I didn’t have to.

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So what exactly has been going on?
I’m back with an update only 6 days after I began using the Miss Flower & Mr. Honey Cream again! Therefore some of you may guess that my little experiment didn’t go down so well. To those of you who did: You’re right! It didn’t end well…
This time around the cream didn’t break me out, it just didn’t provide enough moisture for my dehydrated combination skin, and accordingly didn’t perform the way I needed it to. In other words, I’m back on the Moisture Bound Cream from Earth’s Recipe. This one’s still not moisturizing enough for me, but it IS the most moisturizing cream I’ve tried so far. I’ll give it that! This whole experience with the Miss Flower & Mr. Honey Cream means that I’m still searching for the perfect moisturizing Cream! Maybe one of the creams I purchased in my last mini haul will have the power to knock out the Moisture Bound Cream? God, I really hope so.

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Please let me know if you have tried any creams that are worth mentioning!

Vicky ❤

Full review: Earth’s Recipe Moisture Bound Cream

Hey guys!

As promised I’m back with a proper review of the Earth’s Recipe Moisture Bound Cream. I mentioned in the first impression that the full review would we posted after 1-2 weeks of use, but I figured out that this product deserved a little longer. So here we are, 3 weeks and 3 days later. Sorry for the delay. But at least you get a proper review, right?

 

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The basics   ↓
Product type: Cream
Purpose: Hydrating and moisturizing
Step in skin care routine: Last step at night unless you apply a sleeping mask aswell. Last step during the day unless you apply a sun screen (which is highly recommended).

More details   ↓
Colour: Slightly off-white
Scent: Lemongrass and lavender?
Consistency: Semi-thick and silky.
Appearance on the skin: After 5 minutes of absorbation it has a semi-satin finish. However, I always let the last skin care product I apply, absorb into the skin for at least an hour before applying my make up.
Feeling on the skin: Nice and smooth. It feels quite luxurious. Definetely more moisturizing than a gel, a bit greasy.
Container: On the smaller side, made of plastic and not so travel friendly after all (I’ll explain why in a minute.)
Packaging: Beautiful. Love the design and colours. It also comes with a spatula.

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So what do I think of the Earth’s Recipe Moisture Bound Cream?
Having used this cream for a little over 3 weeks I can confidently say that I’m rather impressed with it. I’ve enjoyed using it both during the day and as a night cream, and I can honestly tell you that it lived up to my expectations. When I bought the Moisture Bound Cream I had been searching high and low for a “white” cream on the heavier side, that would serve as a good moisturizing cream for night time use, without breaking me out. I looked it up at CosDna (like I always do) and found that it would be less likely to irritate the hell out of my skin, compared to sooo many others. How could I say “no” to that? And furthermore, when I read about the product I found out that it contains Tremella Mushroom, a mushroom ingredient that can hold 500 times it’s own weight in water. YES PLEASE.

Allthough I do like this cream a lot, there are a few cons   ↓
– I really appreciate a nice scent. And to me the Moisture Bound Cream’s lavender/lemongrass scent is just… okay. I don’t love it. And I’m not really sure if I even like it that much? Yeah, sure, it somewhat disappears after a while, but for me this product would score a little higher if it had a nicer scent.

– In the first review I said that due to the container’s relatively small size, that it’s travel friendly. *Cough* Well… I took it with me on my trip around Easter, in a car, NOT A PLANE, NOT A UFO. Just a car. And the lid broke. Let’s just say that I’ve had more solid eggs in my bag, than this mofo.

– I’ve had a lot of products that have lasted a LONG time. This one won’t. I can already tell. I’m 3 weeks into the jar and it’s half empty. Also, I’ve noticed that when I’m applying it, I have to use quite a lot of product to get it all over my face. It doesn’t glide on as nicely or easily as other creams I’ve tried.

– And lastly, I still think I can do even better, when it comes to finding that one absolute Holy Grail moizurizing cream.

 

 

Rating   ↓
Colour: 10/10
Scent: 5/10
Consistency: 7/10
Appearance on the skin: 7/10
Feeling on the skin: 8/10
Container: 6/10
Packaging: 10/10

Overall   ↓
🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄  7/10

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And remember; I always recommend taking a closer look at any new product before purchasing it, just in case you’re allergic or sensitve to one or more of the ingredients. Personally I always check before buying a new product, because I know my skin is of the extra vulnerable type as I do have dehydrated combination skin with acne prone areas. You can find the ingredients, what they are and what they do at CosDna    🙂

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This isn’t necisarily the end of my relationship with the Moisture Bound Cream, but we’re going to take a little (or longer) break, as I promised to give an updated review on another product a couple of weeks ago, which naturally means that I have to start using it again. Can you guess which product I’m talking about? All I can say at the moment is that I’m sooo looking forward to being reunited with this baby in particular  😀

 

– Vicky ❤

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My night time skin care routine!

 

Hey guys! 🙂
This post will be on my current night time skin care routine. Keep in mind that I’m always buying and trying new products, so my skin care regimen WILL evolve with time. This is just personally what works for me. I do like some of the products better than others. In other words; I’m still tweeking my night time routine, as I’m not completely happy with it and I know I can do better 😀

 

So let’s get to it!

Usually my first step will be cleansing my face with the COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser, as I don’t wear make up every day. IF I’m wearing make up I start with TheFaceShop’s Rice Water Bright Cleansing Oil, to be sure to melt all the make up and gunk off my face before going in with the gel cleanser  ↓

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Then it’s time for a toner. I use the Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner  ↓

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After this I apply my Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum  ↓

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Then I slap on my COSRX Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence  ↓

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The next step is my Mizon Multi Function Formula Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule  ↓

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Next up would be a moisturizer. At the moment I’m using the Earth’s Recipe Moisture Bound Cream (which I did a first impression on)  ↓

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As I’m moving towards the end of my night time routine, I apply my Mizon Multi Function Formula Snail Repair Eye Cream  ↓

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And last but not least; I slap on a sleeping pack. The one I use is the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask. I don’t use it every night, probably twice a week ↓

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And that, my friends, is my current night time skin care routine! Some of these products have been in my routine longer than others, so I’m still kind of in the middle of testing the “newcomers” out, and finding out what i like – or don’t like about them. I will be back with reviews on all of the products listed in this night time routine, one by one! Also, as mentioned before, I’m waiting for more newcomers to drop into my letter box, HO-HO-HO! Which means more products being put to the test, more reviews and possibly more tweeking 😀

 

Vicky ❤

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I’ve got my eye on you

I’m always looking for new skin care products to try. Here are some of the products I’m currently considering for my next haul (categorized + not all steps are included for this post)  ↓

Oil cleansers:

Banila Co. Clean ItZero Purity, Banila Co. Clean It Zero and Heimish All Clean Balm

 

Second cleansers:

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Toners:

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Serums:

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Skinfood Peach Sake Pore Serum

Essences:

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Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence

Ampoules:

kbscinicScinic Honey All In One Ampoule

 

Eye Creams:

Innisfree Orchid Eye Cream and Neogen White Truffle Laycure Oil Stick (this last one isn’t really an eye cream, but can be used on the eye area aswell.)

Extras  ↓

Masks:

Lioele Water Drop Sleeping Pack and A’pieu Good Morning Sorbet Mask

 

These are all products I’ve had my eye on for at least a month, many of them for several months. There have been various reasons for not having purchased them yet, but there’s also a good reason behind everyone of them still being on my radar. Sometimes a product will be prioritized over another product at that perticular time. And sometimes you just already have enough of one product type sitting around. Nevertheless most of these will all get their chance to shine in my skin care routine at some point.

Stay tuned to find out which ones will be part of my next haul and why!
Have you tried any of these? 😀

 

Vicky 🙂

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First impression: Earth’s Recipe Moisture Bound Cream

This will be my first impression on the Earth’s Recipe Moisture Bound Cream.

Product type: Moisturizer
Purpose: Hydration

For the longest time I’ve only used creams with gel-like consistancies, because nearly every thick or “heavy” cream I’ve tried, just doesn’t get along with my sensitive skin and they tend to break me out. Not only do I have sensitive/acne prone skin, I also have combination skin. This means that I have to watch what I put on my face, and use moisturizers that cater to both my dry areas and my oily areas. This is the reason why I’ve only been using gel creams for so long; because I haven’t yet found a cream on the slightly heavier side that doesn’t break me out.

In my opinion gel-like creams are a great alternative for troubled skin as a daytime cream, but only “okay” when it comes to wearing it throughout the night. I’m looking for something more in a potensial night cream. I want a cream that provides more moisture than a thin gel cream, but doesn’t break me out. I’m excited to find out how well the Earth’s Recipe Moisture Bound Cream performs. Will it be enough as a night cream, or will i end up using it as a daytime cream?

Colour: Slightly off-white
Scent: I would say lemongrass and maybe lavender?
Consistancy: Semi-thick and silky.
Appearance on the skin: After 5 minutes of absorbation it has a semi-satin finish. Of course I would leave it on for longer before applying make up..
Feeling on the skin: Nice and smooth. It feels quite luxurious. More moisturizing than a gel, not greasy.
Container: On the smaller side, made of plastic and definetly travel friendly.
Packaging: Beautiful. Love the design and colours 🙂  It also comes with a spatula.

As mentioned, this is only my first impression on the product. I won’t be able to give a feedback on how well this cream serves as a night cream, until I’ve tried it for a couple of weeks. A full review will come in 1 – 2 weeks, all depending on how well this cream gets along with my skin 🙂

Vicky 🙂