Review: Etude House Pure Water Baobab Moist Cream

Hey guys!

It’s time for me to give you my thoughts on the Pure Water Baobab Moist Cream from Etude House! This is a product that I bought on a whim, after just reading a tiny bit about it on the internet. If you’ve followed this blog for a while you may know that I’m searching for the perfect cream. And when I say “cream” I mean a cream type cream, not a gel type cream.
Now, the Pure Water Baobab Moist Cream is indeed a gel type cream. Although I’ve already got enough gel creams, I decided to give this one a go, as I heard rumours about it being good for distressed and sensitive skin, which I have. In other words, I’m still on the lookout for the perfect cream! GAH! Anyways, I told you guys in my first impression on the product that I would return with a review, and here we are. Enjoy!


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The basics   ↓
Product type: Gel cream
Purpose: Purify, hydrate and moisturize.
Step in skin care routine: Last step, unless you apply sunscreen or a sleeping mask.
Price (Ebay): 15.31 USD


More details   ↓

Colour: Semi clear white.
Scent: Smells like MANY other creams out there, which don’t have a particular scent, if you know what I mean? For example the Moisture Surge Cream from Clinique.
Consistency: Gel cream. Lightweight and a bit runny. Spreads out VERY easily.
Appearance on the skin: After application you’re left with a shiny finish.
Feeling on the skin: Feels allright on the skin, a bit sticky.
Container: Baby pink themed plastic tub. Cute but looks a bit cheap.
Packaging: Same as the container.
(Copy-pasted from my first first impression on the same product).

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So what do I think of the Etude House Pure Water Baobab Moist Cream?
After having put this cream to the test for a little while, my conclusion is that it’s nothing special. At least not in my opinion. It’s lightweight and feels nice on the skin. I love the consistency of it and the cool feeling it provides, but it’s just not moisturizing enough for me. I haven’t tried it as a night cream, cause I already know it’s too thin for even a day cream. But I have however used it as a day cream to wear under make up. And it is good for that exact purpose. Also it hasn’t caused any breakouts.

So, if this gel ream was less jelly and more cream, and therefore probably more moisturizing, it would suit me a bit more. And if it had a delicious scent aswell, it would suit me a lot more. But it isn’t and it hasn’t. So yeah… People with less dehydrated skin would probably quite like this, but for me it’s nothing special. Having said that, this cream has a relativly short and nice list on CosDna, which is a bonus as I have sensitive acne prone skin. And what’s more? It contains 17% water from the Baobab Tree. I love natural ingredients.

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What an awesome looking tree! (The Baobab) Photo borrowed from Google.


What are the cons again?
I can’t really come up with that many cons when it comes to the Pure Water Baobab Moist Cream. But as I’ve already mentioned; I just don’t find it moisturizing enough for my skin. And it lacks an amazing scent. I’m not sure if most people would count “scentless” or “neutral scent” as a con, but I for sure do! I know that many people find scents overbaring or at least a bit disturbing and I totally understand that. But for me, I love myself a nice scent when it comes to my skin care products. Not overbaring, just nice. But please note that this is coming from a BIG scent appreciater. So if you don’t like scented products and you’re after a lightweight moisturizer, this might indeed be the cream for you   🙂

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Rating   ↓

Colour: 6/10
Scent: 5/10
Consistency: 10/10
Appearance on the skin: 7/10
Feeling on the skin: 7/10
Soothing: 7/10
Container: 6/10
Price: 9/10

Overall   ↓
🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳   7/10

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. In this case the product isn’t listed there, but usually when you look up a product, you’ll find it   🙂

That’s it for my review on the Pure Water Baobab from Etude House! Please let me know what your experience with this product is, if you’ve tried it!   🙂

Vicky ❤

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Review: Skinfood’s Tea Tree Clearing Emulsion

Hey guys!

The time has come for another review, and this time I’m sharing my thoughts on the Tea Tree Clearing Emulsion from Skinfood. If you read my first impression on the product you’ll know that I promised to be back with a full review after putting it to the test for a few weeks, and here I am!

“This is one of the few products I’ve purchased that isn’t listed on CosDna. But I read some great reviews on it and many people with sensitive/troubled skin, seem to find it very helpfull with it’s soothing and clearing properties.” – Myself (lol) on why I purchased this product!

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The basics   ↓

Product type: Emulsion
Purpose: Clear, soften, refresh and moisturize
Price (Ebay): 12.16 USD

More details   ↓
Colour: White
Scent: Tea tree
Consistency: Quite thin but not runny. Spreads out nicely.
Appearance on the skin: After absorbation you’re left with a satin finish.
Feeling on the skin: Feels cool and refreshing on the skin.
Container: Made of plastic, nice and clean design. Looks a bit medicinal, maybe?
Dispenser: Pump, very hygenic!
Packaging: The product came without a package, but was sealed with plastic
(Copy-pasted from my first first impression on the same product).

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So what do I think of the Skinfood Tea Tree Clearing Emulsion?
This is my first emulsion and I must say that I’m pleasantly suprised. It comes in a convenient container with a hygienic dispenser. And who doesn’t like that? Also, I love the consistency of the product. It looks quite a bit thicker than it really is when you first dispense it onto your finger, but then you get to see how lightweight and runny it actually is! It glides on like a dream and instantly provides your skin with a cool, refreshing and soothing feeling.

When it comes to the Tea Tree Clearing Emulsion’s main job which is skin clearing, I’ll have to wait a while longer to see if it actually works. The reason being that such effects usually are more long term rather than instant. However, I know for sure that this emulsion doesn’t break me out, which I’m always grateful for as it doesn’t take a lot for my skin to act up, at all. In other words; I quite like this product but I’m not sure if I’ll repurchase it. Only time will tell!

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So what are the cons?
The cons aren’t many, but I can think of one thing that doesn’t sit too well with me, and that is the scent. In my first impression on this emulsion I stated that I found the scent pleasant and natural, but now that I’ve come to know the product a bit better I have to say that I’ve sort of changed my mind. It does smell of tea tree, but there’s also an interfering scent of petrol? I’m honestly not sure if I would call it “petrol” or something else, but “petrol” was – and still is the first thing that pops into my mind whenever I apply the emulsion. This is kind of unsettling for me, and that comes from a person who normally LOVES the smell of petrol (weird, I know). But petrol is just one of the last things you want your skin care products to smell like, right? Especially when the tea tree scent fades after a while and the unidentified smell that we’re STILL calling “petrol” lingers for quite some time!

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Rating   ↓

Colour: 10/10
Scent: 4/10
Consistency: 10/10
Appearance on the skin: 8/10
Feeling on the skin: 8/10
Soothing: 8/10
Container: 7/10
Price: 9/10

Overall   ↓
🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳    8/10

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. In this case the product isn’t listed there, but usually when you look up a product, you’ll find it   🙂

So that’s it for my review on the Tea Tree Clearing Emulsion from Skinfood! Have you tried it? If so, did you like it?

Vicky ❤

First impression: Innisfree Orchid Eye Cream

Hey guys!

It’s time to share my first thoughts on a product that I’ve had in my shopping cart several times without purchasing. I’m of course talking about the Orchid Eye Cream from Innisfree! This is a product that I’ve heard great things about for a long time, and finally the time has come for me to stick my nose in it! Or should I say my eyes?

So let’s get to it   ↓

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The basics   ↓
Product type: Eye Cream
Purpose: Anti-aging, hydrating and moisturizing.
Step in skin care routine: Optional.
Price (Ebay): 19.50 USD

More details   ↓
Colour: White.
Scent: Smells okay. Floral scent.
Consistency: Semi thick cream. Spreads out nicely.
Appearance on the skin: After application you’re left with a satin finish.
Feeling on the skin: Feels good on the skin, absorbs quickly.
Container: Purple themed plastic tub. Cute but looks a tad cheap.
Packaging: Purple and white themed box.

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After only trying the Innsfree Orchid Eye Cream once, I have to say that I rather enjoy it. I’m not a massive fan of the scent, but it’s okay. I can deal with it! And yes, the container is a bit big and bulky for an eye cream, at least in my opinion, but it’s solid and keeps the product safe. So how can I possibly complain? After all, the most important thing is the actual product, and if it does as it claims or not.

Of course it may take some time to see actual improvements or differences in the skin in general, but so far I quite like it. The skin around my eyes feels supple and moisturized, and that’s indeed what I’m going for here! When it comes to how effective it is in the anti-aging department, I’m not the right person to ask, cause there ain’t really a lot of aging going on here yet. Oh, and I can tell that this tub is going to last a long time, and that’s always a plus if the product turns out to be good!

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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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As with any other product I try, I’ll be back with a full review on the Innisfree Orchid Eye Cream in a couple of weeks, if not before. It all really depends on how well (or bad) my skin takes to it.

So that’s it for my first impression on this eye cream! Hope you found it helpful. And please let me know if you’ve tried this product and what you think of it!

Vicky ❤

First Impression: The Saem Jeju Horse Oil Soothing Gel Cream

Hey guys!

Today I’m giving you my first impression on a product I hadn’t even heard about up until a month ago! I’m talking about the Jeju Horse Oil Soothing Gel Cream from The Saem! This is my third skin care product from The Saem, and I hope I’ll have better luck with this one, cause I didn’t get on so well with the two others! You can read more about that here. Meanwhile, enjoy!

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So, when I first held this product in my hands and actually clapped eyes on it, live, my instant reaction was “Wow, that is one big ass cream!” and it really is! This made me rather suspicious, cause how often do you see a facial cream bigger than an orange?! So I started doing some research (which I probably should have done more of prior to buying this thing), and what do you know? The Jeju Horse Oil Soothing Gel Cream is infact made for both the face and body, hence the massive size. In other words; it all makes sense now!
As I’m already testing the Pure Water Baobab Moist Cream from Etude House, I decided to put this one to the test first and foremost as a body lotion, and come back to it a bit later on as a facial cream! In other words; if you read on, you’ll read about how I experience this product as a body lotion, not a moisturizer for the face.

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The basics   ↓
Product type: Gel cream
Purpose: Soothe, nourish and moisturize skin.
Price (Ebay): 11.98 USD

More details   ↓
Colour: Creamy white.
Scent: Hard to define but I must say it smells very fresh! A nice scent in other words.
Consistency: Gel cream. Quite lightweight but not runny. Spreads out easily.
Appearance on the skin: After application you’re left with a satin to matte finish.
Feeling on the skin: Feels nice and cool on the skin, very soothing indeed!
Container: On the big side, made of solid plastic with a gold and white theme to it. Oh, and there’s a horse on it!
Packaging: Came without a package but was sealed with plastic.

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After only trying The Saem’s Jeju Horse Oil Soothing Gel Cream once, I must say that I’m very impressed with it! Usually I’m not a big fan of putting on body lotion or body butter, because they nearly always seem to leave an annoying, sticky residue. At least my experience is that most of them absorb a bit, then just lay on top of the skin as a greasy layer (and I only apply a small ammount).  So I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered that the Jeju Horse Oil Soothing Gel Cream soaked completely into the skin within minutes and left a satin to matte finnish. It glides on like a dream, feels cooling and refreshing on the skin and leaves it moisturized. Of course it might take some time before I reach a final verdict, but as of now, I feel like this cream could be the Godsend that my itchy, dry legs needed! Did I mention that it smells lovely?

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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.

So that’s it for my first impression on the Jeju Horse Oil Soothing Gel Cream from The Saem! As with any product I try, I’ll be back with a full review after putting this bodylotion (at least at the moment) to the test for a couple of weeks. So stay tuned!

Vicky ❤

Review: Leejiham’s Tea Tree 90 Essence

Hey guys!

So I promised to be back with a review on a product that I gave my first impression on a while back. If you haven’t already guessed, I’m talking about the Tea Tree 90 Essence from Leejiham! Read on if you’re curious about my thoughts on this product. Enjoy!

So let’s get to it!  

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The basics   ↓
Product type: Essence/serum
Purpose: Hydrate, balance, soothe blemishes and brighten skin
Price (Ebay): 28.48 USD

More details   ↓
Colour: Clear
Scent: Tea tree, but VERY little.
Consistency: Very thin, almost like water. Also a bit runny prior to spreading, and slightly sticky, but only a bit.
Appearance on the skin: After absorbation you can’t even tell that you’ve applied the product.
Feeling on the skin: Very nice. Absorbs fast and leaves skin feeling fresh.
Container: Appears to be made of frozen glass. Clean and simple design.
Dispenser: Dropper. Very hygenic.
Packaging: Clean and simple looking cardboard box 🙂
(Copy-pasted from my first impression on this product)

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So what do I think of the Leejiham Tea Tree 90 Essence?

I’ve now been using this essence for a few weeks and I must say that I’ve enjoyed every minute of it! This product has been a great little addition to my skin care regimen, and has earned a solid spot in both my day time and evening skin care routine. Although I always apply a rather generous ammount, my skin just drinks it all up immediatly! It feels nice and soothing on the skin and it leaves a natural finish. After absorbation you can’t even tell by looking at your face, that you’ve applied a product. Score!

Also, I love that the Leejiham Tea Tree 90 Essence contains 90% tea tree extract, leaving very little room for all sorts of nasties! Tea Tree is well known for it’s skin clearing – and anti-trouble properties which makes this an excellent essence for me! And for those of you who like the sound of tree tree skin care products, but are concerned about strong and overwhelming scents, fear not! As I mentioned, this essence does contain a load of tea tree (a whopping 90%), but still the scent is extremly mild. What’s not to love?!

So what are the cons? (Not many, I tell you!)
The only con I can think of when it comes to the Leejiham Tea Tree 90 Essence is the price. It’s not ridiculously expensive but it does cost more than what I usually spend on a skin care product nowadays. Paying 28.48 USD for a Korean skin care product sort of defeats the purpose, and makes me think that I might as well have purchased a Western product. BUT seeing as this product is really great (and those aren’t easy to come by, at elast not for me), I’ll let the whole price issue slide. That, and the fact that I can tell that this product will last me a long time, which makes it worth it in a way.

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Rating   ↓
Colour: 10/10
Scent: 6/10
Consistency: 10/10
Appearance on the skin: 9/10
Feeling on the skin: 10/10
Soothing: 8/10
Container: 8/10
Packaging: 8/10
Price: 7/10

Overall   ↓
🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳   9/10

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.

So that’s it for my review on the Tea Tree 90 Essence from Leejiham! Have you tried it? If so, how did you like it?

Vicky

Two top Tosowoong products!

Hey guys!

Today I’m going to talk about not one, but two products that I’ve been using twice a day for a few weeks now, which I’ve come to love. They’re both from Tosowoong and they are the ACNE Cleansing Foam and the Embossing Pore Brush! In this post, and in this one I said that I would write a full review on both of them, but I’ve decided to do something a little different this time. Instead of doing a seperate review on each one, I will in this post talk about my experience when it comes to using them combined and throw in two mini reviews, one for each.
I think doing it this way is more fair to the two products in question, as I’ve only tried them together, not on their own. I didn’t – and still don’t see the point in using a pore brush by itself, cause at least half of the point with a facial wash is using a cleanser, right? And when it comes to using the cleanser on it’s own… Let’s just say that after I found out what a good pore brush feels like on my skin, I know I’m never going to cleanse my face without one ever again!

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Sorry for forgetting to give the cleanser a good ol’ wipe down!

So let’s start off with taking a quick look at the Tosowoong ACNE Cleansing Foam   ↓

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The basics   ↓

Product type: Foam cleanser.
Purpose: Cleanse, treat pimples and prevent further breakouts.
Step in skin care routine: First step.
Price (Ebay): 15.37 USD

More details   ↓
Colour: White.
Scent: Very hard to define, but it smells delicious!
Consistency: Semi-thick, soft and silky.
Appearance on the skin prior to rinsing: Rich foamy lather.
Feeling on the skin: Lovely and luxurious.
Container: Plastic tube with a nice silver theme.
Packaging: Came without a box, but was sealed with plastic.

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I must say that I really like the Tosowoong ACNE Cleansing Foam for several reasons! It smells lovely and when mixed with water it lathers up to a soft, delicious foam. I really feel like it does a very thorough job of cleansing my face without drying it out too much. Of course I expect at least some dryness after washing my face, but I can honestly say that this cleanser is the least drying out of all the cleansers I’ve tried. Score! And what’s more? My skin looks sooo healthy after using it. We’re talking squeeky clean.

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As you can tell, I’ve used this a fair bit!

Moving on to the Tosowoong Embossing Pore Brush   ↓

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The basics   ↓

Product type: Manual pore cleansing brush
Purpose: Pore cleansing and purifying the skin in general. Mild exfoliation and blackhead removal.
Price (YesStyle): 23.90 USD

More details   ↓
Colour: Black handle with gold writing (Tosowoong) and creamy beige bristles.
Material (handle): Hard plastic.
Bristles: Approximately 310000 strong and elastic, fine bristles (0.045 mm) packed closely in a dimply/embossed structure.
Feeling on the face: VERY luxurious and extremely soft.
Packaging: Simple and clean designed black and white box.

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I LOVE the Embossing Pore Brush from Tosowoong! I must admit that I’ve never tried any kind of facial brush before, so I can’t compare it to anything other than my hands. Honestly, I’ve never been a girl who really enjoys cleansing her face. I think it’s messy and wet and it gets in my eyes, nose and mouth, but ever since I got my hands on this pore brush, it’s become a joy. Facial cleansing is now easier, les messier, more comfortable and more effective. I love how the super soft bristles glide across my face without irritating the skin, and when I come out of the shower, my face looks super clean, fresh, pink and plump.

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Sooo soft ❤

So how do these two products perform together?
Personally I think that the ACNE Cleansing Foam and the Embossing Pore Brush from Tosowoong are the perfect match. I think they work very well combined and my guess is that they are both great products on their own aswell. I’ve used this dynamic duo for a few weeks now and my skin (which began purging nearly immediatly after I introduced these products to my routine), is still purging away like there’s no tomorrow. I can really tell that a lot of the gunk that my skin was harbouring is on it’s way OUT! This has never happened to me before, and I’m literally so impressed with these two!

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Now I’m not gonna lie, I’ll probably test other cleansers although I’m very happy with the Tosowoong ACNE Cleansing Foam, cause you never know, I might come across something I love even more. In that case this cleanser will be a very hard act to follow! But I know in my heart that I’ll never cleanse my face again without a pore brush, preferably this one. I can tell that it’s made a difference, and you could honestly pair this brush with any cleanser and the brush would make it even better. Result!
Vicky

First impression: Etude House Pure Water Baobab Moist Cream

Hey guys!

I’m back with another first impression! I know, I did one yesterday aswell, but I’m expecting so many new products VERY soon, and I just can’t try them all at once. So, I decided to go ahead with yet another first impression today, just to get a head start.

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the Etude House Pure Water Baobab. This is a product that first was brought to my attention by my dear Mocka, and after reading about it just a bit, I kinda bought it on a whim!
I didn’t really find a lot of reviews on this cream, and from what I understand it’s not a cult favourite. So why not buy it and try it? After all, half of the point behind this blog is to dig a bit deeper and find the more obscure hidden treasures. Hopefully this will be one of them! And what’s more? CosDna claims that the Pure Water Baobab Moist Cream is a kind little sweetheart.
Enjoy!


The basics   ↓
Product type: Cream
Purpose: Purify, hydrate and moisturize.
Step in skin care routine: Last step, unless you apply sunscreen or a sleeping mask.

More details   ↓
Colour: Semi clear white.
Scent: Smells like MANY other creams out there, which don’t have a particular scent, if you know what I mean? For example the Moisture Surge Cream from Clinique.
Consistency: Gel cream. Lightweight and a bit runny. Spreads out VERY easily.
Appearance on the skin: After application you’re left with a shiny finish.
Feeling on the skin: Feels allright on the skin, a bit sticky.
Container: Baby pink themed plastic tub. Cute but looks a bit cheap.
Packaging: Same as the container.

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Please excuse my dry, flaky hand…

So I’ve only tried the Pure Water Baobab Moist Cream once, and I have to say I’m not really sure what to think about it. Sometimes when you try a new product you can tell right away if you’re going to hate it or love it. This isn’t one of them. I don’t dislike it but it didn’t really do much to impress me either!

The first thing I always notice when I open a new product is the scent or the lack of. Now, this cream does have a scent but it’s very hard to define. All I know is that it doesn’t smell delicious, which CAN be a deal breaker for me as I really appreciate a good scent. For me, half the pleasure of applying a moisturizer is a nice, fresh scent. Of course it’s more important that the cream actually does it’s job, but if I don’t like the scent, it kinda kills it for me.

Other than that the Pure Water Baobab Moist Cream is very lightweight and a pleasure to spread on the skin. It glides on like a silky dream! However, it does leave your skin with a slightly sticky – and a very shiny finish, something I’m not really a fan of when it comes to day creams, but it’s not a complete crisis. On days I apply make up this is easily solved with a few blotting papers (after the majority of the product has absorbed, of course). When it comes to performing, I’m guessing that it will be similar to the Moistfull Collagen Water Jelly Cream from Etude House, but I won’t know for sure before giving it a fair chance!

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As with any other product I try, I’ll be back with a review after putting this moisturizer to the test for a couple of weeks. So stay tuned!

Vicky ❤