Just a girl with a love for skincare, sharing my likes and dislikes!
Laneige Cream Skin Refiner
The product: is a Refiner that is to help with deep hydration and help strengthen your skin barrier My impressions: I love this product. It’s amazing, it really just brings so much hydration to my skin. It’s looks Dewy, healthy and plump. I have noticed a different when I don’t use it and then go back. My skin is the type that needs any extra moisture I can get. I use about 2 layers of this in summer and that is plenty and about 4 in the winter because my skin goes from dry to extremely dry. How it worked for my dry skin: if you have dry skin then I think this would really help benefit you in your routine. Especially extremely dry skin like me. Length of use: months Cost: a big is $33 and I got this small for roughly $5 Recommend: yes, especially for dry skin and have been looking for a product to get some extra hydration then this is a must. Repurchase: yes... once I run out of my minis will get a big Overall rating: 5 out of 5, honestly a lot of k-beauty or small businesses have some amazing products! I definitely recommend checking out more k-beauty and small businesses LANEIGE - Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer
LANEIGE-Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer
Saturday Skin Sheet Mask
The product: is a one time use sheet mask that uses Hyaluronic Acid to help replenish moisture. My impressions: it’s super hydrating. I really love the feel after wearing it, buuuut it was such a big mask that it just did not fit right at all. Kept either sliding off or I end up eating it. I don’t think I have a particularly small face but if you do then you will struggle with the fit. I did end putting the extra juice in a empty tub and would just rub it in. That’s a better way to get the moisture on. How it worked for my dry skin: like a nice wet bath for my face that actually left my skin feeling plump and hydrated. Length of use: only once since it’s a mask but did use the product more because of the extra juices. Cost: $6 for one Recommend: I don’t recommend sheet masks because I find them wasteful since you only get one use. I would say go for more of a sleeping mask or Farmacy Honey Potion for extra hydration. Repurchase: no, it’s not worth it in my case for the money and the ill-fitting. Overall rating: I did rate it a 4 out of 5 because the product was amazing just the overall fit wasn’t the best but the product still worked. Didn’t give it lower because it’s my personal opinion that sheet masks aren’t the best because of there waste but many people love sheet masks! SATURDAY SKIN - Intense Hydration Mask
SATURDAY SKIN-Intense Hydration Mask
Pixi Glow Tonic
I’d rather get coal than the Pixi Glow Tonic! I don’t usually have products that just absolutely don’t work out for me but there is this one! And one that the masses love! The product: Glow Tonic that helps deeply clean pores by removing excess oil and impurities. My impressions: so I tried this out and then went to bed and when I woke up I had huge pimples and random bumps everywhere I use the toner, t-zone and chin. The only new product I incorporated into my routine m so I know it was that. Don’t know whether it was just my skin or the other products either way was not pretty. How it worked for my dry skin: it was very hydrating but I can’t really attest to how it was because I used it once and had such a bad effect then I never thought how dry my skin was more was thinking what are these little bumps and how did I get these pimples so fast. Length of use: one use Cost: for a big one $29 Recommend: I know so many love it but I’m not sure why I had such adverse reaction. I don’t have extremely sensitive skin and usually my skin can handle a bit. So can’t recommend just from my reaction to it. Repurchase: nope, I love The Ordinary, and Youth To The People Toner much better! Overall rating:pixi - Glow Tonic just cause I can’t rate lower... have you tried Glow Tonic and what are your thoughts?
JSC Lip Scrubs
The product: JeffreeStar Cosmetics Lip Scrubs in Rainbow Sherbet and Peach Popsicle that help scrub off the dead skin on lips for nice smooth lips. My impressions: yes! These are one of my favorites lip scrubs. First because they work but also they are edible so I don’t feel gross when it gets into my mouth! Both of these flavors smell and taste really good. How it worked for my dry skin:this is a necessity for me especially winter. My lips get extremely chapped so this helps get the dead skin off. Length of use: a year+ they last a pretty long time even with constant use Cost: $12 Recommend: yes if you have been searching for a lip mask then do it. And you get a treat too! Repurchase: yes! Overall rating: 5 out of 5 it’s definitely about finding the flavor you like other than that it’s great JEFFREE STAR COSMETICS - Velour Lip Scrub - Vanilla Mint and JEFFREE STAR COSMETICS - Velour Lip Scrub
JEFFREE STAR COSMETICS-Velour Lip Scrub
The product: it’s from Bunnyzclean on Instagram and it has multi-functional use for deep cleaning, massaging and pore refining. Claims to help with removing blackheads, Deep Skin Massager,Diminishes Wrinkles, Activates your skins circulation, Removes Oils and Impurities, Shrink Pores, Deep Moisturizing My impressions: to be brutally honest wasn’t my favorite thing in the world. It has a soft side and a rough side. I used the soft side mostly and it dried out my skin so much! I do think it cleanse really well but it also stripped. I don’t think it would be good if you have dry skin. It might work better with oily skin because you are producing more oils then I am. How it worked for my dry skin: not good at all! It made my skin all flaky and extra dry. Length of use: a week Cost: $85 and don’t think its worth it. Recommend: no I would probably recommend checking out a Foreo one, I hear those are soft and hear great reviews on those. Repurchase: nope, I was actually sent this one. Overall rating: 2 out of 5 because it was not a great product for me. I don’t think they are necessary because my hands work just fine. The price is crazy and it dried out my already dry skin. ⭐️⭐️ Have you used a cleansing tool? What was it and how do you like it?
Deep Pore Cleanser
The product: a deep pore gel cleanser that helps remove excess oil and lift impurities in pores. Skin type best for this is oily and blemish prone skin. My impressions: it was a weird experience. I used it with my husband who has normal skin with big pores. I do say it worked better for him then me. First it does clean out your pores better than regular cleanser. I think it worked better for my husband since his pores are bigger and get dirtier since he is a mechanic. So if you have normal to oily skin and need a good cleanser that also helps pull out the gunk from your pores this is it. How it worked for my dry skin: wasn’t super drying but also wasn’t the most hydrating cleanser I have. It definitely stripped my skin a bit. Length of use: could use twice with this size Cost: $23 which isn’t bad at all for a big size and right now on sale for $16 Recommend: yes if you don’t have dry skin and small pores. Not that it sucked but wasn’t the best for that skin type. But would recommend for normal/oily with big pores! Repurchase: not personally, unless my husband wanted it but he is more fan of toners that help clear his pores then a cleanser. Overall rating: 4 out of 5 because it’s a good product that does work just not for my skin type. The price is relatively good and doesn’t have any weird smells! MICHAEL TODD BEAUTY - Charcoal Detox
MICHAEL TODD BEAUTY-Charcoal Detox
K-Beauty Cleanser That Works WONDERS
Krave - Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser alright, so this is my all time FAVORITE cleanser 😻 it’s marketed as a hydrating cleanser but it helps repairs your skin barrier, runs acne-control, and is an overall incredible product! it’s packed with antioxidants and fatty acids, has a healthy pH, and the INCI list contains lovely ingredients like matcha (obviously), hemp seeds, oats, almonds, vitamin B5, and sodium PCA 🥰 the texture is a gooey, yellow-ish color and it feels like heaven on your skin 👀 it’s also affordable at $16! i decided to try it because the reviews were all phenomenal and i’ve been using this for half a year now. my VERY acne-prone skin has improved incredibly. it’s safe to say she’s a savior ✨ 10/10 is not high enough for this product, I VERY highly recommend this! 💓
Krave-Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser
Ouai Scalp and Body Scrub
Product Claims: to deep cleanse the scalp and gently exfoliate the skin. Product Target Concerns: remove buildup from your scalp and smooth dry patches of skin. Claims to deeply exfoliate without drying your hair. Thoughts: I didn’t think this product would live up to the hype. But I honestly can’t live without it now. I’ve gone through countless jars of this scrub. It actually cleanses my scalp and gets rid of any build up. I use several products throughout the week and this scrub helps to cleanse that. It’s also a wonderful body exfoliator, not only does it smell incredible but it softens my skin like nothing else. Smells of the Ouai’s scent Melrose. Would I recommend to others: 100% yes! I love that it’s both a body and scalp treatment. It’s a bit pricey but so worth it. Price: $38.00 for 8.8 oz OUAI - Scalp & Body Scrub
OUAI-Scalp & Body Scrub
Another Drunk Elephant post 🙈 This cleanser is aamazing! Super lightweight and dissolves into your skin quickly! I do recommend pairing it with their Protini polypeptide cream for some extra hydration! 🤍It could be a tad bit drying but with the moisturizer it’s peerfect!
DRUNK ELEPHANT-Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser Deluxe Sample
GLOW RECIPE| Avo Retinol Melt Eye Sleeping Mask
Every time I see this product I’m reminded of that one vine where a girl reads the Del taco sign that says “FR E SHA VOCADO”. Any one remember that? It cracks me up all the time 🤣 Anyways, I digress. This has the glow recipe to make your eyes the best looking they can be! The main ingredients of thisGLOW RECIPE - Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Face Mask are avocado, niacinamide, coffeeberry, and retinol. Avo benefits: • Rich in Vitamin E & C which are known to tackle wrinkles. •Avocado oil help to smooth and nourish the skin. Niacinimade: • Well known for reducing fine lines and wrinkles. •Fight the sun damage from uv rays which ultimately helps with brightening the eye area. Coffeeberry: •This is from the coffee seed itself which aids in fighting free radicals and soothing the eye area. •Helps to de-puff and reduce dark circles by increasing circulation to the eye area. Retinol: • This product contains encapsulated retinol which helps contain the retinol and penetrate deeper and in a time released manner. this is so that it’s not too harsh on the skin. The retinol will also help with firmness and addressing the damages of free radicals and pollutants. The texture of this eye mask is pretty thick. Definitely, a little goes a long way. I love that it comes with a little scooper which is more hygienic. I have the mini one and I use this pretty religiously and I feel like I haven’t dented it at all. My thoughts: I am a believer of this product. I have noticed increased firmness back to my under eyes. It has not completely get rid of my dark circles but it has reduced its appearance. I feel like the key for brightening eye creams is persistence because it takes time. There’s so many factors that goes into our skin characteristic and texture (ie. stress, hydration, sleep, nutrition, etc). For the couple months I’ve been using it and keeping at it, I’ve noticed reduction in my dark circles, increased firmness, help hydrate and reduce the appearance fine lines under my eyes. Love love this eye mask ❤️🥰
GLOW RECIPE-Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Face Mask
Foreo Luna Fofo Cleansing Device
The FOREO - LUNA fofo is a facial cleansing device that is designed for all skin types. It has an anti-microbial silicone surface and gold skin sensors on the reverse side to analyze your skin and create a custom cleansing routine. I received this product in a FabFitFun box, so I paid a lesser price than advertised. I was very excited to use it because I prefer cleansing with a device, and I prefer silicone ones because they are gentler and less likely to harbor bacteria. I was also intrigued by the skin sensors. Although I loved the Fofo as a cleansing device, the app-driven part of it was very finicky and frustrating. On many Foreo devices, you are able to choose the frequency of vibration. The Fofo sets it for you based on its reading of your skin. It is supposed to tell you your skin’s apparent age, but this feature never worked for me. It also got a different reading each time I used it (tested sensing a few times in a row), and I quickly found I preferred a certain vibration setting but was unable to manually set it. It provided no insightful analysis of my skin. My last complaint about the product is its longevity, or lack thereof. This is the only of Foreo’s products that does not come with a warranty, because of a known issue where if the device gets wet, it can let water into the battery compartment and they will corrode causing the tool to break. Although I followed all advice of never submerging it and drying it off after each use, the batteries still corroded, causing the compartment cover to break. I still give the product three stars because I enjoyed using it without the smart functionality, and would buy a different, rechargeable, Foreo in the future. Although I would not recommend this specific product, I would recommend Foreo cleansing tools after trying out a few other models. They are expensive ($49-$199 USD), but I enjoyed the way it improved my cleansing experience and the peace of mind that silicone brings, as opposed to brush head models.
Summer Fridays thoughts 💭
Summer Fridays is probably one of the most hyped skincare brands and not going to lie, I caved in after seeing them all over Instagram 🙈 but the hype is REAL on these masks and serum! Jetlag: although it is considered a mask, I like to use it as a moisturizer! It’s perfect for when I need an extra boost of hydration, especially since my skin gets drier in the winter. I like to leave my in my skincare fridge because it feels 10x better applying it on my face when it’s cold. It keeps my face moisturized and dewy all day and I love it! Overtime: This mask is amazinggg! Not only because it smells like pumpkin but I love the exfoliating effect and how luminous my face looks after. I use this mask probably once a week, usually at the end of the week to remove all the dead skin cells to reveal a healthy, fresh, soft face. R + R: My rose dreams have come true! This two-in-one mask is everything I needed in life! The soft exfoliants to the restorative natural oils makes this mask feel so luxurious. My face feels so soft and plump after using this mask, it’s insane how much I love this! I use this mask 1-2 time a week, and each time leaving me feel super satisfied! CC Me Serum: one of the newest vitamin C serums in the market and I had to try it. I’ve been testing out vitamin C serums in the last year but there hasn’t been one that resonated with me. I’ve been using this serum for a couple of months now and I love it! I have really bad dark spots due to picking at my skin and this one really lightened them! I’m super impressed but I’m still going to try it out to see the long lasting effects. Overall, Summer Fridays is 10/10 for me! Their products are high quality and super effective :)
SUMMER FRIDAYS-CC Me Vitamin C Serum