A bunch of first impressions, part two

Hey everyone!

So the previous post revolved around three products and my thoughts on them so far. And now I think it’s time to talk about the other half, as promised. You guessed it! This is part two (“also known as the other half”)!

Let’s get started!

First up is the Starting Treatment Essence (Rose Edition) from Secret Key   ↓

When I first tried this product I wasn’t really sure what to expect, because I’ve never owned a starting treatment essence before! Naturally I was a little unsure about how to use it “correctly”, or at least the best way. So I did some research and found out that it’s completely fine to use products with the words “starting” or “first” in their names, as toners. However, that’s not how I decided to do things! As you already may know, there are different ways when it comes to applying toners and such. For example, there’s the 3-skin method and the 7-skin method. And because I already had the Grean Tea Fresh Toner from Isntree on hand, which I also am testing, I thought it would be a good idea to layer the Starting Treatment Essence on top of it, twice.  Because, why not, right? After all, three good layers are better than one! #3-skin-method

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So, back to my initial thoughts on the Starting Treatment Essence, and how it’s been going since then! At first I found this product slightly impractical because it’s very runny. In other words; applying it to my face was a rather awkward process. Using a cotton pad would definetely be a lot easier, but it would also waste a lot of product, so I decided to stick to using my hands. And once I got the hang of it, I really didn’t see a problem. In fact, I really like the Starting Treatment Essence! It feels sooo luxurious when you spread it on the face and pat it in. It also feels a bit hydrating and cooling, and VERY refreshing! This product leaves my skin feeling soft, supple and just nice all around. Oh, and don’t get me started on the galactomyces in this thing! I can tell that it’s evening out my skin tone and makes it look more healthy and vibrant!

Moving on to the Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop from Klairs   ↓

I decided to give this product a go when I was looking for a new serum to try and just couldn’t seem to find the perfect one. Don’t get me wrong, I knew this serum wouldn’t cater to all of my needs either, however, a few things about it intrigued me. Firstly, the product itself is a beautiful shade of blue! And who wouldn’t want to try a blue serum, am I right?! And secondly, this serum is geared towards anti-aging. Although I have zero wrinkles and almost no fine lines, I am still turning 25 this year. And that is commonly considered the age when you should start taking some preventive measures. So I thought I’d start off with the Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop! I may not need anti-aging skin care products yet, but seriously, I’m all about prevention. And discovering – and getting to know the different options out there, is never a bad idea!

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Anyway, let’s rewind back to the first time I tried the Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop! Just like the Starting Treatment Essence from Secret Key, I was a little (quite!) frustrated to find out how thin and runny this product is. It really wasn’t – and still isn’t easy to apply it to my face without spilling or dripping. When you’re using the dropper applicator to drip this serum on your face, you better move fast! Because this stuff will race down your jaw, chin or wherever it’s going and continue going South unless you catch it! And because of this, and the fact that the product comes in a rather small bottle with a dropper, it reminds me more of an ampoule than a serum. Also, I feel like I have to use more than a drop here and there to cover my face sufficiantly. However, if you set the inconveniance of the application and the ammount of product aside, I do like the product itself. But not as a stand alone serum, only as a layer under something thicker. If you’re looking for a serum with anti-aging properties, and that’s the only concern you have, you might enjoy this product! But for me, a person with other issues aswell, for example dehydration, the Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop just isn’t enough in itself.

And last but not least we’re talking about the Kale-Lalu-yAHA from Krave   ↓

This is actually my very first exfoliating treatment, so I wasn’t really sure what to expect from it! Of course I’ve exfoliated my face many times before, but that was using either a peeling gel or a more abrasive physical scrub. The Kale-Lalu-yAHA being a chemical exfoliator, is different to the others I mentioned. A chemical exfoliator will often contain ingredients that enables it to multitask. So instead of just breaking down – and removing the dead skin on your face, they can also help reduce wrinkles, brighten, help fade that stubborn hyperpigmentation and so on!

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When I first tried the Kale-Lalu-yAHA the first thing I noticed was the scent, which reminded me of puke. But don’t worry! I don’t mean like full-on-real-talk-shit-puke, but a watered down version, maybe like 5 % puke? ANYWAY, enough about puke, because the scent does go away after a little while, and I only really noticed it the first couple of times I used it.

Now, let’s add a few more details! I usually don’t get a whole lot of breakouts anymore, but at the time of my first meeting with the Kale-Lalu-yAHA, I had quite a few on my forhead, and they had stayed put for about two weeks. When my skin actually breaks out, it’s very seldom in that specific area. I usually get them on my chin and/or around my jaws and cheeks. So this forhead situation was very unusual for me, to say the least!

Okay, it’s time to get to the point! So I just about soaked a cotton pad in Kale-Lalu-yAHA and swiped it across my face a couple of times, and it tingled a bit. It wasn’t painful or anything, but there definetely was a mild tingling sensation! After that, I completed my skin care night time routine and went to bed (lol, like 4 hours later)! When I woke up next morning I noticed that my forhead looked quite a bit better than the night before, and my skin in general felt indeed clean, soft and exfoliated! Just in case this was a coincidence, I kept a close eye on the affected area every day and night for a while. And I was amazed to notice that every time I woke up after a hot and heavy night with the Kale-Lalu-yAHA, my face had cleared up even more than the last time! I would take one look at my forhead and find that the zits had literally shrunk. In other words; so far, so damn good! I am really impressed with this product’s skin clearing abilities and the nice exfoliation it provides! Result!

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There you have it; part two of “A bunch of first impressions”. But fear not! There are a lot more skin care products waiting in line, so you can expect a part three and four, at least. That’s it for tonight! As usual, I hope you enjoyed this post. Hopefully it was a bit interesting and somewhat educational. Have a great day or night wherever you are in the world, and stay tuned for more first impressions etc!

Disclaimer:
“Remember that we all have different skin types and concerns, and that you might react differently to these products compared to what I did. Maybe your experience will be better than mine, maybe it will be worse. It’s all about finding the skin care products best suited to your skin type, concerns and issues. Reading reviews can also be very helpful when you’re deciding which products to buy. And finally, it’s always a good idea to look up a product at CosDna before purchasing. Sometimes a product turns out to be a little (or very) different to what you expected, and there’s little you can do about it after you’ve opened it. But you CAN check which ingredients are in the product, what they are, what they do, and if they’re listed as an irritant or acne trigger. Good luck!”

 

– Vicky ❤

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A bunch of first impressions, part one

Hello everyone!

About two weeks ago I recieved a bunch of skin care products. And as you might already know, every product normally gets a first impression post dedicated to it, followed by a full review post a couple of weeks later. However, today’s post will be slightly different! Perhaps you’ve noticed that the promised first impressions haven’t been posted? Yep, I’m afraid so. I just haven’t gotten around to it yet, but fear not! Today’s post (part 1) will revolve around half of the products. I will shortly touch on what I initially thought as I tried them for the first time. Also, I’ll let you know how the products are doing so far. Keep in mind that I won’t go into too much detail, just my thoughts so far. After all, the full reviews will include everything! Enjoy!

So let’s start off with the Zero Sebum Fresh Gel Cream from Etude House   ↓

I wanted to talk about this product first is because I’ve owned it the longest. Yes, you heard me. I actually recieved it about a month ago, but I chose to include it in this post since I haven’t talked about it on the blog yet. In fact I probably could have written a full review on it, but I’ll wait until it’s empty (which is very soon)!

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The first time I tried the Zero Sebum Fresh Gel Cream I really liked it. It smelled soooo good. I would describe the scent as clean and fresh. I also noticed how little effort it took to apply- and spread it, thanks to the light consistency. Oh, and it acts nice and cooling on the skin. And while all of this is still true, my view on the Zero Sebum Fresh Gel Cream has changed quite a bit. Not only is this moisturizer less suited to my skin, it’s completely wrong for it. It just isn’t moisturizing enough for my dehydrated combo skin. And I really should have realised this before I bought it, and um well, not have bought it at all. Why? Because it’s just another gel cream. And I am yet to find a gel cream that will give me what I need. In other words; there won’t be any more gel based moisturizers for this girl! However, I think someone with oily skin might really enjoy this product.

Moving on to the Green Tea Fresh Toner from Isntree   ↓

I had high hopes for this product. In fact, my expectations were sky high. Not only did the ingredient list impress me with its promising components, but it was SHORT. We’re talking under twenty ingredients, and in my book that is a very good thing! The main ingredient is green tea, which is full of antioxidants and known for its nourishing abilities. So the Green Tea Fresh Toner is a very clean, pure and natural skin care product. It’s also vegan, yay!

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This toner could be great for normal skin types or anyone who’s looking for a nourishing product, or wants to start introducing products with anti-aging benefits into their routine. However, for me personally, it’s not nearly hydrating enough. But keep in mind that my skin is dehydrated AF! Having said that, I really like the idea of a clean, natural and nourishing product, so I’m going to continue using it for its great benefits, just not on it’s own. For me, the Green Tea Fresh Toner will work better as a thinner layer under a more hydrating toner. So if you’re looking for candidates for a 3 – or 7 skin method, this toner could be a good choice! In other words; this product could be great for people who don’t have dry or/and dehydrated skin. So if your skin type is normal or oily, the Green Tea Fresh Toner may be good for you!

And last but not least, the Caffeine Solution 5% EGCG from The Ordinary  ↓

I suppose you could refer to this product as an eye serum? At least that’s what I’ll call it for now. When it comes to my eye area, I’m not really struggling with fine lines, wrinkles, bags or puffiness. However, I decided a while back that I still wanted to treat the skin around my eyes to some extra pampering. After all, prevention is key! Also, I still haven’t found the perfect eye cream, so why not add an eye serum meanwhile, right?

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So far I’m really liking The Ordinary’s Caffeine Solution 5% EGCG! I’m not sure how to explain it best, but It’s like I can feel it working, or at least doing something. And I think that “something” is a good something. Of course it’s still early days, so I’ll have to wait and see, but I can already tell that my eye area is liking it! It just drinks it all up (and I apply quite a bit) and leaves it soft and way less dry! But only time will tell if there’s any long-term effects in this little bottle   🙂

Disclaimer:
“Remember that we all have different skin types and concerns, and that you might react differently to these products compared to what I did. Maybe your experience will be better than mine, maybe it will be worse. It’s all about trying to find the skin care products best suited to your skin type, concerns and issues. Reading reviews can also be very helpful when you’re choosing which products to buy. And finally, it’s always a good idea to look up a product at CosDna before purchasing. Sometimes a product can turn out to be a little (or very) different to what you expected, and there’s little you can do about it after you’ve opened it. But you CAN check which ingredients are in the product, what they are, what they do, and if they’re listed as an irritant or acne trigger. Good luck!”

So that’s it for today! I hope you learned something new or at least enjoyed this post a teeny weeny bit. Happy skin care hunting (if that’s what you’re doing)! And if you’re just chilling, I hope you have a great day. PS: If you have any tips or tricks you’d like to share with me, feel free to do so! Oh, and stay tuned for part two.
– 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 🙂
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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

First impression: Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop Serum

Hey guys!

I’m back with yet another first impression. This time I’m talking about the Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop Serum from Klairs, which is indeed a vitamin C product! This is my first ever Klairs product and I’ve been very excited to try it. As usual with any product I purchase, I’ve heard great things about this one aswell. Shock! I very seldom buy products on a whim (but it has happened). This serum has been stored in my fridge for a little while now and tonight I thought it was high time I gave it a sniff!

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The basics   ↓
Product type: Serum
Purpose: Brightening, skin protection, firming and fine line reduction
Price (ebay): 23.88 USD

More details   ↓
Colour: Clear
Scent: Barely there citrus.
Consistency: Thin and runny. Takes a bit of work to spread evenly on the skin as it absorbs rather fast.
Appearance on the skin: After absorbation it leaves a satin finish. The skin looks revitalized.
Feeling on the skin: Feels slightly oily on the skin but this subsides.
Container: Clear plastic, simple and clean design.
Dispenser: Dropper. How hygienic!
Packaging: Clean and simple, nothing special.

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So I’ve only tried the Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop Serum once and I’m not sure what I think of it. Of course most skin care products take some time to show their true colours, but in my opinion some more than others, and I think this product will be one of them. Sure, I might notice a small, immediate difference or two, but I suspect that a potential bigger change will take more than a couple of weeks to show up (of course, this is only a theory). This product promises to do a lot of different things, so we’ve got several different prosesses going on here.
I know from experience that many products provide a “quick fix” when it comes to temporary whitening/brightening, but reducing fine lines and wrinkles can take some time (and I haven’t really got any wrinkles). Also, finding out if this serum protects my skin (as it also claims) in any way, might take some time aswell. Other than that I can report that it stung a teeny bit upon application, but nothing really worth mentioning. I’ve heard that this is normal when introducing vitamin C to your skin care regimen, and that it will subside   🙂

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I’d also like to mention that I was a lot more concerned about whitening when I purchased the Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop Serum. Now I don’t feel like I need that effect as much, but as I said; this serum claims to do quite a few other things, so I will be putting it to the test anyway. Hopefully i can benefit from at least some “protection” (which I assume to be enviromental protection) and prevention. I’ve heard great things about vitamin C and it’s supposed to be good for the skin in general, so I’m still looking forward to giving this serum a fair chance, although I think it might be better suited for people with the “right” skin concerns   🙂

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

Vicky ❤

Today’s mini haul!

Hey guys!

I’ve just bought myself four new products, none of which I’ve tried before. Needless to say; I’m very excited and can’t wait to find them in my letter box! As you might be able to tell, I’m not very big on mega hauls. I prefer to shop for the products I want/need in smaller ammounts, and more frequent. Just how I like it!

Here are the products   ↓

Innisfree Orchid Eye Cream:
I bought this product because my current eye cream (Mizon Multi Function Formula Snail Repair Eye Cream) is running very low, and I wanted to try a new one. I’m not unhappy with the Mizon, I’ve just heard great things about the Innisfree Orchic Eye Cream and I’ve been meaning to give that one a try for ages!

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Scinic Honey All In One Ampoule:
This is another Holy Grail product for many, and that’s why I bought it. It really is as simple as that! Just like the Orchid Eye Cream from Innisfree, I’ve only heard good things about this ampoule, so when I discovered that my current ampoule is nearly empty, I naturally threw the Scinic Honey All In One Ampoule in my basket and ran for the hills! Did I mention that according to CosDna this product has very few irritants?

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Etude House Pure Water Baobab Moist Cream:
I first heard about this product through Mocka, which (I think) read about it in a Holy Grail Thread on Reddit. I think…
The Pure Water Baobad Moist Cream from Etude House is from what I understand a gel type cream. I already have enough of these, and I should really focus my energy on finding an actualy creamy cream that will get along with my skin. BUT I’ve heard great things about it, and CosDna says it’s a peach! In other words: I just have to try it!

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The Saem Jeju Horse Oil Soothing Gel Cream:
When it comes to this product in particular there’s really not too much to say at the moment. There’s no information about it on CosDna, and usually I wouldn’t buy a product that’s not listed on there. However, I read a few reviews on it and quite a few people seem to really like it! Yes, it’s another gel cream. BUT from what I understand, this product is a slightly heavier gel type cream. AND it’s not clear but white-ish, which could mean that this provides more moisture than the usual clear gel cream. There’s only one way to find out; I’m going to put it to the test!

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What’s more?

I’m still waiting for a few packages I ordered a couple of weeks ago, but I have a feeling that at least one of them will arrive today or tomorrow! It’s past due! The product I’m taking about is Tonymoly’s The Fresh Phytoncide Pore Gel Cream   ↓

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When it comes to this product, I wasn’t completely sure if I needed it. As I mentioned before I already own enough gel creams. However, I know my skin really loves gel type creams as opposed to the more heavy, white, creamy creams, and the one I’ve been using as a day time moisturizer for ages now (the Etude House Moistfull Collagen Water Jelly Cream) just isn’t moisturizing enough. So that’s how I came to look for another alternative, and The Fresh Phytoncide Pore Gel Cream from Tonymoly had great reviews. Plus according to CosDna, this baby has NONE irritants or acne triggers. Of course you can never be sure with any product until you’ve tried it, but I do have high hopes for this bad boy!
The rest of the products are due very soon! I’m taking about the Etude House Curl Fix Long Lash Mascara, the Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum, the Mamonde Happy & Smart Cleansing Tissues and the Skinfood Aloe Watery Sun Water Gel   ↓

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If you want to know why I purchased these products you can read about it in this post.

So there you have it! A little update on the products I’m expecting to arrive very soon, and the ones that will arrive in a couple of weeks! Stay tuned for first impressions and reviews of these products in the near future.

Vicky ❤

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Mini haul: Three oldies and one newcomer!

Hey guys! 😀

I just bought a few things that I want to share with you, and the reason why I bought each and one of them! As you probably already know from the title of this post; three of these are repurchased products. I’m talking about the Etude House Curl Fix Long Lash Mascara, the Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum and the Mamonde Happy & Smart Cleansing Tissues. I love all of these for different reasons and I’ll tell you why I repurchased them in minute. First I’d like to introduce the newcomer. It’s the Skinfood Aloe Watery Sun Water Gel!

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Let’s start with the oldies   ↓

The Etude House Curl Fix Long Lash Mascara:
I love this mascara for many different reasons. First off, it’s very affordable and it lasts a long time. The applicator is on the small side so it’s easy to get the product all over your lashes and inbetween, without getting it in your eyes. It’s waterproof like you wouldn’t believe! I’m talking; it’s still on my lashes 100 % after taking a shower or even after swimming. You definetely need an oil cleanser to get this bad boy off! And the best part? It looks great on! It contains small fibers that stick to the end of your lashes to make them look even longer. LOVE.

The Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum:
For this particular product I love it, but I also have some mixed feelings about it, if that makes sense? Allthough I’ve used this serum for over a year and this is the third time I’ve bought it, I’m still not quite sure how much of a difference it makes on my skin, but I love the consistency and I love the scent! I guess it’s soothing and it hydrates my skin a bit, but it’s like I can feel it’s not quite enough? I think I can do better but for now it’s a good serum to have in my skin care regimen and I love it for not breaking me out and for being very long lasting.

The Mamonde Happy & Smart Cleansing Tissues:
If you read my post about my morning skin care routine from yesterday, you already know how much I adore these cleansing tissues. They’re just amazingly convenient, sooo easy to use, do a great job of cleaning my face in the morning and they smell ridiculously good! This is the third time I’ve bought them and this time I got the refill packet because I’ve already got the box.

And now, the newcomer   ↓

The Skinfood Aloe Watery Sun Water Gel:
I’m going to be completely honest with you; I only had one sample of this product and only tried it once before throwing it in my shopping cart. I just couldn’t help myself. I never expected to find a sun block that could replace my beloved Missha All Around Safe Block Soft Finish Sun Milk, but this mofo made my head spin. The Skinfood Aloe Watery Sun Water Gel is thinner than my Missha, something I really appreciate when it comes to sun block. It felt better on my skin, looked great on my skin and OH MY GOD it smells sooooo good! Instant buy. Of course it’ll take some time finding out if it doesn’t break me out, but I doubt it will. According to CosDna it’s even a little bit kinder than my Missha, so it should be okay!

So there you have it! My report on today’s mini haul. Hope you enjoyed!

– Vicky  ❤

The products that didn’t make it

Hey guys! 🙂

In this post I’ll take you through a load of skin care products that I’ve put to the test, but for various reasons lost their place in my skin care regimen. I’m NOT saying that any of these products are bad. They just didn’t work out for me, and I’m going to tell you why 🙂

Included in this post (in no perticular order)   ↓

COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner
Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater Deep Essence
Skinfood Royal Honey Propolis Essence
Innisfree Green Tea Fresh Essence
The Saem Urban Eco Harakeke Seed Firming Eye Cream
Innisfree Green Tea Cleansing Foam
The Saem Iceland Water Volume Cream
Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Cream
Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask
Innisfree Olive Real Cleansing Foam
Mizon Herbal Orange Blossom Ampoule
Tonymoly Tomatox Magic Massage Pack
Mizon Original Skin Energy Placenta 45
Skinfood Premium Tomato Whitening Moisture Synergy Cream

So let’s get to it!   ↓

COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner
This toner survived in my skin care routine for about two or three weeks, before I went back to my Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner. I didn’t experience any irritation and it didn’t break me out. It just didn’t do… anything? Well, maybe it DID something, but whatever that might have been, I didn’t see or feel any changes. Oh, and I also hated having to spray my toner onto my face or a cotton pad. But I know this is a Holy Grail product for many. It just wasn’t for me.    ↓


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Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater Deep Essence

I sort of bought this product on a whim. I had never heard of a deep essence before so naturally I wanted to try it. Honestly, I have some mixed feelings about this product. I really liked the feel of it on the skin and the scent. It didn’t break me out or irritate my skin in any other way. I actually used the whole bottle, I just didn’t repurchase it after it was all gone. But now I’m sat here thinking that I might buy it next time I’m hauling, because it IS a nice extra layer of moisture to the skin.    ↓


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Skinfood Royal Honey Propolis Essence

When it comes to this essence, I’ve already written a first impression on it, and I said I’d write a full review on it after testing it further, but I don’t really see the point in doing that yet. If you read my first impression, well, my thoughts haven’t changed at all and I can tell they won’t. The container is gorgeous but nothing about the essence itself impressed me. I’ve heard that many people love this product and it probably works great for them, but for me this will be saved as a last resort.    ↓

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Innisfree Green Tea Fresh Essence

What I said about the Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater Deep Essence sort of goes for the Innisfree Green Tea Fresh Essence aswell. This was my first ever essence and I really enjoyed it. I loved the scent, which is similar to the Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum, and I liked the feel of it. I guess I just didn’t repurchase it because it was my first essence, I was new to the K-beauty world and I thought I could find something even better. After all, there really is a whole universe of products out there!    ↓

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The Saem Urban Eco Harakeke Firming Seed Eye Cream
If you read my review on this product you already know why it had to go. But for you guys who didn’t read it; basically this eye cream was way too thick and heavy for my eye area and within a week of using it I had full on Milia. This is another product I bought when I was completely new in the AB game and it was my very first eye cream from the K-beauty world. Sadly it didn’t work out and I replaced it with the Mizon Function Formula Snail Repair Eye Cream.    ↓
kbharaaaInnisfree Green Tea Cleansing Foam
This was also one of my very first products from the K-beauty world. I remember getting it after a friend recommended green tea as a soothing ingredient for my sensitive, acne prone combination skin. Plus it was very afforable. I used this cleansing foam for a couple of months before I replaced it. The reason being my face felt dry and tight after using it, which is a shame bacause I loved the scent and it did a good job of actually cleansing my face. It was just too drying on my skin.    ↓
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The Saem Iceland Water Volume Cream
I really wanted to love this moisturizer, because the container is gorgeous and the cream itself smells rather good. But it just didn’t “sit right” on my skin. It’s hard to explain exactly what I’m on about, but sometimes when I apply a new product, it just doesn’t feel right? It’s like I can feel it right from the start if a product will break me out if I continue using it. I’ve had this feeling quite a few times and when that happens I usually don’t proceed using said product. Maybe that’s a bad habit of mine? Because I know you’re meant to give a new product a couple of weeks to give it a fair chance, but I just can’t stand that “weird” feeling some products give me. So this cream had to go.    ↓
kbice


Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Cream
This cream was my very first moisturizer from the K-beauty world. I loved the scent, but unfortunately this little bastard broke me out. Oh, and that weird feeling I was on about earlier? Yep. That happened with this one aswell.    ↓
kbinnisElizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask
When I purchased this mask I really liked the consept of it. I mean, a mask that bubbles up to a thick foam after applying it to your face!? HELL YES. But I did end up having mixed feelings about this product after using it four or five times. The mask gave my face a deeper cleanse and it removed dead skin and left my face baby soft! However, it dried me out and I didn’t like the scent at all. Now, I’m a person who’s very sensitive to scents, so I gave it to Mocka to try and she loved it! But as far as I’m concerned I won’t repurchase.    ↓
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Innisfree Olive Real Cleansing Foam
This is the cleanser I replaced the Innisfree Green Tea Cleansing Foam with. I was still quite new in the AB game when this happened, and because I liked the scent and consistency of the Green Tea Cleansing Foam, not to mention the affordability, I wanted to stick with Innisfree. But this time I went for the Olive Real Cleansing Foam, as this was meant to be less stripping and more hydrating because of the olive oil. But that wasn’t the case, at least not for me. This cleanser dried me out just as much as the Green Tea Cleansing Foam AND stung and irritated the hell out of my face. GOOD BYE.    ↓

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Mizon Herbal Orange Blossom Ampoule
This was my very first ampoule when I was new to the K-beauty world, and I LOVED the scent of it. I even repurchased this product once after finishing the first container. It didn’t cause any irritation or breakouts and it felt nice on the skin. However, it didn’t make a visible difference on my skin (which is what I was after at the time), so I discontinued using it.    ↓
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Tonymoly Tomatox Magic Massage Pack
This is another product that prior to buying it, I had heard a lot of raving about. So when it didn’t do what it promised AND irritated my skin, naturally I was disoppointed. Especially when I wanted to love it so badly! I mean, the container is just… fun?! And the product itself smells sooooo good. But it was mainly the whitening effect I was after, so when I didn’t feel or look any different from using it, it was time for it to go.    ↓
kbtomato

Mizon Original Skin Energy Placenta 45
After I stopped using the the Mizon Herbal Orange Blossom Ampoule, I moved on to the Mizon Original Skin Energy Placenta 45, which didn’t give me any visible results either. Needless to say; I definetely didn’t miss this product after I got rid of it.    ↓

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Skinfood Premium Tomato Whitening Moisture Synergy Cream
Yet another cream that didn’t live up to my expectations. I didn’t find it very moisturizing, didn’t like the scent, didn’t like the feel of it. And it certainly wasn’t very whitening. Not missed.    ↓
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So there you have it! These are the products that all had a go on my face, but sadly got replaced. I can’t stress enough that just because I didn’t get along with these, that doesn’t mean that other people won’t like them. Again; I’m not saying they’re bad products. They just weren’t a good match for my skin. I know that some of these are loved by many, and my guess is that they aren’t Holy Grail products for no reason  🙂

Vicky  ❤