Review: Banila Co. Clean It Zero – Purity

Hello everyone!

It’s time for me to share my thoughts – and all over experience with a product that I’ve already included in an “experiment sort of comparison type of post”, but not yet fully reviewed. So that’s what we’re doing now!

I’m talking about the Banila Co. Clean It Zero – Purity, which I’ve been using for about three weeks now. This product is a balm type cleansing oil that you’re supposed to use at the first step of your evening skin care routine, followed by your favourite foam – or gel cleanser. In other words, this product is meant to be the first part of a double cleansing routine!

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There are several different cleansing oils in the Clean It Zero series, but I chose the Purity as it is catered towards sensitive and troubled skin, and that’s totally me. Yay! Other than the “Purity”, there’s also a “Classic”, a “Radiance” and a “Resveratrol” in the same line!

If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you probably know that I usually post a first impression on a product after i’ve tested a product once, AND a review a couple of weeks later, after the product in question has been properly tested. In this case, I didn’t do a first impression, however, you can if you’re interested read Mocka’s first impression on the Clean It Zero – Radiance here.

Without further ado; let’s get on to the actual review   ↓

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The basics   ↓
Product: Cleansing oil.
Type: Balm type.
Purpose: Dissolve and remove makeup and impurities from the skin.
Suitable for: Sensitive skin.
Step in skin care routine: First.
Price (Ebay): 18.97 USD

More details   ↓
Colour: Cream-ish.
Scent: Pleasant, clean and fresh scent with a hint of herbal (maybe eucalyptus?)
Consistency: Semi thick balm, similar to Cocosa (coco nut oil). Spreads out with ease.
Appearance on the skin: Oily, as expected!
Feeling on the skin: Feels quite rich and luxurious on the skin.
Container: Turqoise/mint themed plastic tub with metal lid. Looks very nice, indeed.
Packaging: Same as container. Spatula included.

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So what do I like about the Banila Co. Clean It Zero – Purity?
I love the fact that the Clean It Zero – Purity is a balm type oil cleanser and that it therefore comes in a tub, as opposed to a container with a pump, which is less travel friendly and in my opinion more messy in general. I also like the scent and the texture of the oil after it has transformed from a solid balm to a liquid form oil! Another fantastic thing about this cleansing oil is that it dosen’t break me out or give me any kinds of trouble. And last but not least, it does a great job of dissolving and removing my everyday makeup!

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And what are the cons?
The only cons I can think of is that this product does sting a tiny bit if it gets in your eyes (but not nearly as much as for example the Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil from The Face Shop), and you have to apply it twice and really work with it before it will break down makeup with a stronger lasting power than your average day-to-day makeup. If you want to see how both of these cleansing oils performed on makeup swatches, you’ll find my comparison post here.

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Conclusion
If the Clean It Zero – Purity didn’t sting at all when it gets in my eyes, AND if it was able to dissolve and remove more hardcore – and waterproof makeup in just one go, instead of two, it would totally get top marks from me, and I would love it forever. Although that’s not the case, I still love it, because it works for me and I’m not a hardcore makeup wearer. In other words; I can’t say that it sucks, because after all, it caters to my needs. However, people who wear more long-lasting makeup, for example liquid lipsticks and waterproof eyeliners – and mascaras, might not think that the Clean It Zero – Purity is quite good enough. Also, it might be worth mentioning that people with a very sensitive sense of smell might find this product’s scent a bit overbaring. I for one really like it! Definetely a repurchase for me   🙂

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Rating   ↓
Colour: 10/10
Scent: 7/10
Consistency: 10/10
Feeling on the skin: 10/10
Makeup dissolving/removing: 8/10
Container: 10/10
Price: 8/10

Overall   ↓
🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨  
9/10

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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 sensitive 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.” -Myself, lol

So that’s it for my review on the Clean It Zero – Purity from Banila Co! As per usual, I hope you found it a bit helpful or at least enjoyed reading it for some other reason! Please let me know if you’ve tried this product and if so; what your experience with it was/is.  😀


Vicky 

Review; Naruko Taiwan Magnolia Brightening and Firming Toner EX

Hello darlings!

I’m back with this little Taiwanese magnolia wonder that I’ve had the pleasure of trying out for the last couple of weeks, and I’m now ready to talk about it!

I actually bought this on a whim, or almost, I read about Naruko on reddit and figured it would be a great idea to purchase it, right away, no researching what so ever, just imagine being a little tipsy, money in the bank and having Ebay bookmarked, we all know what happens. You’ll probably notice that this won’t be my first review on an item purchased while being vino happy.

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But do I regret it? Not at all! I love this boring little bottle containing fun!

Name: Naruko Brightening and Firming Toner EX
Product: Toner
Good For: Maintaining the moisture barrier, anti-aging, get that oily skin under control.
Description: Magnolia Brightening and Firming Toner EX is a brand new high-performance “skincare essence” type of moisturizing astringent made from selected ingredients! Consisting of easily absorbed lubricating skincare liquid drops with macromolecules, it feels lubricating and non-sticky, helping active ingredients penetrate into bottom of skin to tender skin.
Price: 20-29$ (Ebay, Yesstyle)
Cosdna

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Holy balls! I just love this product, and yes, today’s pictures includes Percival, the very photogenic feline that loves a good skincare product just as much as I do.

Packaging:
This comes in a simple bottle, no fuzz really, but it’s simple, and does the job of actually containing the product. Not really a fan of the plastic to be honest, it’s a little cheap looking, but sturdy, so great for transportation!
Also, dispensing this product is a bit annoying, in the morning anyways, you have to flip it upside down and shake it like a polaroid picture, or just.. like the bottle it is. This annoys me because I never know how much product is gonna squish out of it, but then again, who doesn’t love a good surprise?

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Texture&Smell:
This just smells so great! I adore the scent on this one, it’s very flowery and might be a little overbaring for some, but the flowery scent isn’t too synthetic, so you actually feel like you’re buttering up your face with a real flower. The scent lingers for a while, but seeing as this isn’t the final step of the routine you won’t really notice the scent after the layers you follow up with.
Texture wise this is a little more essence, less toner, well, hydrating toner to be exact, so it’s not super runny, but you can’t run to the kitchen to fetch your coffee while having this product in your palm, it’ll get messy and you’ll waste flower toner, just trust me on this one, guys.

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Application:
Cleanse, then toner. This is one of those essence toners, if you were wondering. This also happens to be my first experience with a hydrating toner, and so far I’m not disappointed!

Dudes, do you see the awkward hand? I had to be effective, because it’s summer and mosquitoes are coming.
So first one cleanses, then applies the toner, this takes a little while to sink in, but it’s so worth it, it’ll leave your skin feeling plump and ready for more skin goodness!
This product also happens to be one of those a little goes a long way things, so even tho it costs more than my usual toner, this will be cheaper in the long run, and I am after all a sucker for good buys!
I also used this product to test out the “7 skin method”, for those of you who don’t know what that is, google is your friend.
Okay, I’ll tell you anyways, the 7 skin method is basically patting on 7 layers of toner in succession, this is supposed to increase the moisture level of the skin in an effective way without the heavy and greasiness of all sorts of creams. It’s supposed to work for all skin types and will leave your skin hydrated and dewy, winning!
Anyway, I’ve tried it twice with this one, and it’s just friggin awesome! I’ve never felt so hydrated before, it’s like a new dimension of hydration heaven opened up, so I urge you guys to try it! It doesn’t have to be this toner, any hydrating toner will do!
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Percival gives zero fu*ks.

So what do I think of the product?
So far this is one of the best products I’ve bought on a whim, not that I have gone bananas with impulse shopping, but the list is getting longer every week, sorry, not sorry.
This might even qualify as one of those, how do you say, Le Holy Grail? Read it with a bad french accent, it’s funnier that way.
This has for me done wonders, not in the whole problem care department, but I’ve never been this hydrated before, there’s no tight feeling what so ever, and my skin looks plump for once, in the good way, not the Aw, shit, did I eat the whole cake again? way.
For now there’s only good things to say about this product, but I think for some the smell might be too much in the long run, if you’re like me, smelling the same thing every night and every morning will get tiring, and you’ll hit that wall where the scent repulses you, or maybe that’s just me?
Let’s just love the product for as long as it lasts.

Rating:
Packaging: 6/10
Scent: 8/10
Texture: 9/10
Performance: 9/10
Overall: 8/10

This product gets:

🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸 8/10

Remember, this is my experience with this product, you might not have the same, and the product can work wonders for some, and be bad for some. Your Mileage May Vary, and we’re all different, you should always check the ingredient list and read about a product before purchasing it, but hey, no pressure!

That’s what I have on this flower for now, hopefully the love lasts, and this never makes it to the rant of the week list, but who knows?
My skin always has plans of it’s own.

Have you tried this product?
Let me know!

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Percival Approves of this product.

Peace&Love

-Mocka & Kittycat

Review: Innisfree Orchid Eye Cream

Hello everyone!

Today I will be sharing my final thoughts- and experince on the Innisfree Orchid Eye Cream. Unlike some of the recent products I’ve reviewed, this one wasn’t bought on a whim. I had actually heard about this eye cream for a long, long time prior to purchasing it, and only good things at that! So when this baby arrived in my post box and I got to hold it in my hands for the very first time, I was fully aware that this product came straight from the deepest part of the holiest of all Holy Grails! Puh! *Catches my breath*.

If you’re interested in the first impression, you can find it here.
But for now, let’s get crackin’ with the review   ↓

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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.
(Copy-pasted from my first impression on the same product).


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So what do I like about the Innisfree Orchid Eye Cream?
I’ve used this eye cream for more than a month now and I’m totally in love with it! Not only does it look good on the skin plus feel great, but it also performs like a champion. I mean, it really does what it claims to do when it comes to hydrating and moisturizing. When it comes to anti-aging, I can’t really judge it yet, because I don’t have wrinkly under eyes. However, I do have a few fine lines so I will definetely be on the lookout for any subtle changes!

Other than that, the consistency of the Orchid Eye Cream product is simply delicious, and it’s super easy to spread out. And when it comes to the price it’s definetely less affordable than other Kbeauty eye creams that I’ve tried, BUT with this one, a little really does go a looong way. Like I said, I’ve had the same tub for over a month, and I’ve literally just scratched the surface! For 19.50 USD you get a ton of product and it will last you several months. In my opinion, it’s totally worth it.

 

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And what are the cons?
The only cons I can think of when it comes to the Innisfree Orchid Eye Cream is the container and the scent. I’m not even sure that these so-called “cons” really count as cons, as they in my opinion really aren’t a problem, but for some they might be… So, the tub is made of hard plastic and therefore very solid. However, it is a bit big and bulky for an eye cream. My guess is that someone who travels a lot, might not consider the container of this product travel friendly due to it’s size, although it is indeed solid and will keep the product inside nice and safe.

Also, I’d say that this eye cream only scores just above average when it comes to it’s scent. I mean, it doesn’t at all smell bad, but someone who has a super sensitive sense of smell, might not enjoy it because it does have a slightly flowery scent that could take some getting used to. I did, and don’t even think about it anymore, so for me this isn’t an issue. And to be fair; the scent disappears quickly after application   🙂


Conclusion?
I love this eye cream, and I will absolutely repurchase it when the time comes, which will be many months from now, lol! You really get a lot of bang for your buck when it comes to this one and it will for sure last you a long, long time. As already mentioned, the eye cream comes in a secure container, that will protect the product which I for one am very grateful for, because I have experienced the absolute suck when a container breaks and the product inside gets f*cked!
And last but definetely not least, the Innisfree Orchid Eye Cream truly deserves a medal for keeping the dry and fragile skin around my eyes, nourished and super soft. AND a trophy for not giving me Milia, which has kicked my undereyes’ asses before. I must admit that I at first was a bit skeptical towards this eye cream, as it is a rather thick, white cream, but it passed the test, and no signs of Milia ever showed up. Thank God. In other words, I’m really enjoying this product and I won’t stop using it unless I come across an eye cream that has a million medals in it’s pocket!

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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
Hydrating/moisturizing: 10/10
Container: 9/10
Price: 10/10

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 sensitive 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.” -Myself, lol

Also rember that if you’re very sensitive to smell, maybe consider buying a few samples before comitting to a whole tub, cause I’m telling you, this mother, once she’s moved into your bathroom, won’t leave for a good few months!

So that’s it for my review on the Orchid Eye Cream from Innisfree! As always, I Hope you enjoyed it and maybe even found it a bit helpful. Please let me know what your experience with this product is, if you’ve tried it!   🙂

Vicky 

 

 

Review: Klairs Supple Facial Preparation Facial Toner

Hello everyone!

The time has now come for me to share my final thoughts on the Supple Preparation Facial Toner from Klairs. I can honestly say that this toner has been thoroughly tested for more than three weeks, which is usually enough time for me to find out if a skin care product is doing what it claims, or pure kicking my ass!

So let’s get to it   ↓

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The basics   ↓
Product type: Toner
Purpose: Balancing the skin’s pH level, prepping the skin for following products, hydrating and moisturizing.
Step in skin care routine: After cleansing.
Price (Ebay): 20.78 USD

More details   ↓

Colour: Clear.
Scent: Smells allright. Clean and medicinal scent.
Consistency: A bit thicker than most toners. Spreads out nicely.
Appearance on the skin: After application you’re left with a satin finish.
Feeling on the skin: Feels cool and refreshing on the skin, absorbs quickly.
Container: Purple and light yellow themed plastic bottle. Looks clean and medicinal.
Packaging: Purple and light brown themed box.
(Copy-pasted from my first impression on the same product).

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So what do I like about the Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner?

As I mentioned earlier; I’ve now been using the Supple Preparation Facial Toner from Klairs for over three weeks, and it’s been a true pleasure since day one. I can hand on heart say that I love this toner. It hasn’t caused any breakouts and I feel that it’s doing a great job of it’s main tasks, which are adjusting the skin’s pH level and hydrating – and moisturizing the skin. It feels amazing as soon as it’s applied, as it provides a cooling and soothing effect, and you’re left with a clean and healthy looking face with a satin finish (which is exactly what you want you want when you’re moving on to the next skin care product in your routine!)
This product does have a very clean and rather medicinal scent, but it’s very mild. In other words; if you’re very sensitive to scents, I doubt that you’ll have a problem with this toner, as the scent isn’t overbaring at all. However, I for one, wouldn’t mind a slightly more yummy scent, but I’m not going to complain since the scent of this product is pleasant enough and I do like it. (It’s just not going to blow the head off Vicky’s Scent Scale, but that’s okay, we can accept that!)

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And what are the cons?
I have to say that the cons aren’t that many, but there are some.
For instance the consistency could have been a teeny bit better. Don’t get me wrong; I love that it’s thick for a toner and therefore very nourishing, hydrating and moisturizing but it’s not quite as easy to spread out compared to other toners that I’ve tried. It’s not difficult or anything, I just notice a slight difference. Keep in mind that I’ve only tried applying the product with a cotton pad, so for all I know it might be easier applying it with my finger tips. I just haven’t tried this method when it comes to this product yet, as I prefer using cotton pads for this step in my routine.
Also there is the container. Although it’s a good container, it looks nice, it’s safe and secure etc, the dispenser isn’t the best. When you take the top off you’ll discover that the dispenser is flat and that the only way to get the product out is to hold the bottle upside down and shake (not like ferociously shaking it but you get my point). So when you’re done with that and return the bottle into an upright position, you’re sometimes left with a bit of a mess, which I’ll be honest in the beginning was getting on my tits a bit, but now I’m pretty much used to it and it’s not that bad. Just a thought, though.


Conclusion?
When it comes to Korean Toners I have tried/used the Skinfood Premium Tomato Whitening Toner, the COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner and the Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner, before now trying – and using the Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner. I can’t really remember my time with the Skinfood toner or the COSRX toner. All I know it that they didn’t impress me and were ultimatly replaced by the Wonder Pore freshner from Etude house, which is the toner that I’ve used the longest. And because of that I decided that if I was going to compare the Klairs toner with another one, it would have to be the Wonder Pore Freshner.

And I must say that in this case Klairs really gave Etude House a run for their money! I know that the Wonder Pore Freshner is a Holy Grail product for many, but for me it was just “allright”. It didn’t break me out but it didn’t impress me either. Needless to say, now that I’ve experienced the full force of the Supple Preparation Facial Toner from Klairs, I won’t be going back to the Wonder Pore Freshner anytime soon! This will definetely be a repurchase.


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Rating   ↓
Colour: 10/10
Scent: 6/10
Consistency: 8/10
Appearance on the skin: 9/10
Feeling on the skin: 10/10
Hydrating: 8/10
Container: 9/10
Dispenser: 5/10

Price: 7/10

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. 

So that’s it for my review on the Supple Preparation Facial Toner from Klairs! Hope you enjoyed it and found it helpful. Please let me know what your experience with this product is, if you’ve tried it!

Vicky

 

 

Review; Purebess Galactomyces 80 Eye Cream

Hello darlings!

It’s safe to say that this review is a little overdue, but it is finally here!

Name: Purebess Galactomyces 80 Eye Cream
Product: Eye Cream
Good For: Fine lines, wrinkles, moisture,
Description:
There’s no need for an expensive high-end eye cream anymore with this affordable
high-quality eye cream! Galactomyces works not only to lock in moisture within
your skin but also to rid of any residues piled up in your pores and to remove
any signs of fine lines along your contours, delivering an overall effect of
a more translucent and naturally glowing skin!
Price:  6-11$ (Testerkorea, Ebay, Jolse)
CosDna

The facts about the cream haven’t changed since last, but the impression on the other hand..
I only used it for a week and a half, not going to lie, and yesterday I was contemplating if this belonged in the review or rant of the week section. That’s how little we got along in the end.. Which is a shame, because there’s a certain appeal when it comes to me and fermented ingredients, they’re supposed to be these mythical creatures of awesome, dedicating their life to help fix my skin issues. That’s the picture I have in my head at least, the truth is much less colorful and funny. But the fact that fermented ingredients are good guys helping you help your skin isn’t unfunny. Imagine regular ingredients with superpowers. There has to be some truth to this, considering that western skincare brands are slowly getting on that hype train.

Anyway, for those of you that haven’t read the first impression on this proudct, here is a link. For those of you that have, yes, there is a little copy-paste here and there, but I’ve made sure to sprinkle new opinions and thoughts almost everywhere!

As I mentioned in the earlier post, this one made it’s way to me because I was bored with the eye cream I already had. It didn’t really give me any visible results, and I was having unrealistic expectations of fireworks and no bag eyes, which says a lot only having tried one AB eye cream, but then again I’ve never been much for eye creams. Not only are they white, heavy and scream of grease and milia consistensy wise, but the ones I’ve tried feel heavy when I put them on, which instantly makes me fear that they’re going to clog my pores and make me break out in dance, or in big old pimples that want to live under my eyes forever.

So yes, let’s just get down to the experience of this product, shall we?

Packaging:
Simple and boring, but then again, not all manufacturers focus their marketing towards a fancy exterior, rather than a well working product. It does actually say “Pure Natural Skin Care” on the tube, so that’s their aim, I guess. 
Grey tube with a little shine to it, and a black little top. I do like the fact that it comes in a tube, for me it’s easier to get the right amount out and it’s more hygienic than a tub or jar.

Texture & Smell:
“It doesn’t really smell that much, but I’m still full of snot and everything not so nice so my nose can’t be trusted. I have however consulted with Mrs. Mother, and she describes it as a very subtle hint of peach/apricot. So basically it doesn’t really smell that much.
The consistency I would describe as white creamy goo, like any other eye cream basically.” <- Straight from the FI.
The texture is still the same, but my nose is up and not running again, so this time I can actually smell it myself, the wonders of the world, dudettes.
She was really good at sniffing out the faint odor of apricot, but there is also an underlying hint of something else, like mushrooms or warm pool water. Not a bad scent, but a little something other than the sweetness if you get my whiff.
It doesn’t smell like death, and the scent doesn’t linger, it disappears eventually, so we’re all good!

The cream itself spreads nicely and you’re left with a slightly dewy finish once the product has absorbed properly.
So it get’s an extra point, just for not being oily overload yuckness. But it kind of stops there.
It didn’t really have any competition in the performance department, considering that the guy he was running against really didn’t do anything noticeable, so why did you fail me, you galactic mice?!
We had a good thing going the first week, it hydrated and I like to think that he helped a little with the bags under my eyes, but this was not a relationship made to last.
When we were halfway through the second week I started noticing little annoying white bumps under my eyes, goddamnit. And we all know the hassle of getting rid of those things. For me it can take up to a month before they show signs of evacuating the premises, and let me tell you, it feels like years for an impatient soul like me.

I’m used to products failing me, so it didn’t come as a shock, but I have to admit that I was a bit bummed out. This eye cream was supposed to be my ride or die bitch, but instead it rode into the sunset and left me to die! Well, at least it felt like that, but I’m over it, I swear!
But this is only my experience with this product, I’m hoping that others have better results with it, because we don’t all have to be unlucky in the search for glowing healthy under eye skin!
I can also report that I have found something else that works like a gem, and I will have a post up and running about it later this week!

Rating:
Packaging: 6/10
Scent: 7/10
Texture: 7/10
Performance: 2/10
Overall: 4/10

This product gets:

🐭🐭🐭🐭  4/10

Remember, this is my experience with this product, you might not have the same, and the product can work wonders for some, and be bad for some, Your Mileage May Vary, and we’re all different, you should always check the ingredient list and read about a product before purchasing it, but hey, no pressure!

Have you tried this product?
Let me know!

 

Peace&Love
-Mocka

 

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 ❤

Review: Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream

Hello darlings!

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So, I thought it was about time that this lovely pink tube of goodness got it’s own review!
This is one of my favourite gel creams! It hydrates, smells nice, and I feel a difference in my skin since I introduced it to my routine. This was in fact one of the first creams I ever dabbed on, when first starting K-beauty.

So, let’s get snailin’!

Name: Mizon Multi Function Formula Snail Recovery Gel Cream
Product: Gel Cream
Description: This cult favourite from Mizon is a lightweight gel type cream that helps to nourish skin. It’s concentrated with 74% snail extract; an ingredient loved for its ability to help promote the repairing of skin seen through the reduction of acne scarring, dark spots and fine lines. Also formulated with a medley of botanical and floral extracts, in addition to hyaluronic acid to deliver serious hydration without leaving any sheen or grease
Ideal for oily or combination skin types.
(Borrowed from Peach&Lily)
Claims: Hydrates, repairing the skin
Price: 4.45-18(!) $ (E-bay, Roseroseshop, Peach&Lily) Can I just say wtf to the markup on this sucker? 
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So this, I’m in love with! It’s the first cult product that I actually like. Sometimes I do wonder why certain things have become a cult favourite, like the Laneige product that I hate, what on earth? How did it come to be a HG? Anyways, this is not a rant, so let’s continue with my favourite snail!

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Directions:
Apply to face, pat pat pat.
This is indeed a moisturizing gel, so you can of course use it as one. I usually use this in a combination with the Etude House Jelly because I feel it hydrates more that way, you still get the snaily goodness, but with an extra layer of hydration. But of course, you can apply it any way you want!

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Texture&Smell:
This is one cloudy looking gel that spreads evenly. It is a bit sticky when you first apply it, but once it’s all soaked in, it isn’t sticky what so ever!

I usually let it soak for about 3-4 minutes while I make faces in the mirror, do my hair, and slurp my coffee, in the morning routine that is. When night time comes I’m all about efficiency and can’t wait to go to bed, so then I just do the “can’t wait to hit they hay” dance. This has to be the product that me and my skin can’t live without, it just loves it, and slurps it up in minutes, craving more.
Scent wise it’s sweet with a hint of floral, I adore the smell, but I’ve read that others find it overbaring, which I can relate to, but I find it to just leave a hint of floral when it dries, so fear not if you don’t love the smell, it fades!

Container:
I like how simple the design is, a good old fashioned squeeze tube (hygienic!) in pink, what more can a girl ask for?
The best part is that they’ve incorporated a cute white snail on the tube, it took me ages to see that it was in fact a snail, but hey, now it can’t be unseen!
The one thing that Mizon does right is that they focus on the product, and not some fancy packaging, “Hey, we made an awesome gel cream with 74% snail, enjoy the product, we don’t need no glitter and sparkles” Maybe not what they were thinking, I’m just jumping to conclusions here.

So what do I feel about it?
I think this is the review where I’ve used the word love the most times, I can’t get enough of this gel, and my skin really loves it! Did I mention it’s dirt cheap? 4.50 for a tube that lasts a while, that’s a lot of product for your money!
I have felt improvement after starting to use it, my acne scars have faded a bit, and my skin feels clearer, and a tad more even skin tone wise, which is very nice if you ask me!
So I would definitely recommend this, seeing as it’s a lightweight hydrating gel, with snail power!  It probably won’t make you break out, but I can’t guarantee it. If it turns out to be a bad guy, you’ve only wasted 5 bucks!

Overall?
I’m never ever going to stop using it, I think.
So far this is my ride or die bitch, a trusted snail that supports me through purging and breakouts, and never disoppoints.
I love it! And it’s pink, huzzah!

Rating:
Packaging: 8/10
Scent: 9/10
Texture: 9/10
Performance: 9/10
Overall: 9/10

This product gets:

🐌🐌🐌🐌🐌🐌🐌🐌🐌    9/10

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Have you tried it?
Let me know!

Peace&Love

 

-Mocka 🐌