[REVIEW] Heimish All Clean Green Foam

Hello friends! I’m back with another skincare product review. This is a continuation of my lucky clover box products reviews from StyleKorean. I was fortunate enough to be selected to one of the winners to review the products in this box! This is one of the products that really caught my eye because it’s a cleanser and I go through cleansers pretty fast because I always use so much.

Product Description:

  • pH Balancing Facial Cleanser
  • Mildly Cleanses the skin
  • Minimum Formula
  • Moisturizing Cleanser

The first thing you will notice when you dispense this cleanser is it’s thick gel consistency and it’s noticeable herbal-scent. It lathers alright, it has this rich consistency to it and it didn’t foam up that much. I’ve tried using this cleanser on my double cleanse method and found it didn’t strip my skin moisture but retain it while cleaning the excess makeup off my face. I also could rub this cleanser around my eyes and didn’t experiencing any eye irritation. MANY cleansers in the market irritate the crap out of my eyes and I find myself very cautious applying my cleanser around my face. This one I don’t have to worry and can apply it close to my eyes without having them get all itchy and red.

I’m impressed and will continue to use this cleanser! Out of all the cleansers I own, this and the cosrx good morning one will always be my favourite gentle, non stripping cleansers! Please do keep it in mind if you use this alone without an oil cleanser to remove your makeup, you will notice that this doesn’t do a good job removing your makeup alone. My current favourite oil cleanser is the shu uemura blanc:chroma oil cleanser and also my favourite balm cleanser is the banila co clean it zero – original!

 

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[REVIEW] Hello Skin JUMISO FIRST SKIN-BRIGHTENING MASK

HELLO, HELLO FRIENDS! Happy Tuesday~

What a fantastic way to end off a day with a refreshing sheet mask!

First off, I want to give a special thank you to Anna and her team from StyleKorean who have shipped out the lucky clover set of products to me and this is my very first review on one of the fantastic items they have sent me.

Product details:
1. Sheet mask is made with the mildest cotton yarn with the finest quality
2. Contains salmon roes to nourish the skin; Salmon roes is rich in Vitamin E & Vitamin A
3. Brightens the skin and minimizes the appearance of skin damage
4. Great for those who have poor sleeping habit lifestyles and dehydrated + dull skin
5. Breathable sheet mask with quick absorption into the skin
6. 26 ml/ 0/88fl. oz x 5 (1 box) for $14.40 USD = $18.54 CDN
7. Made in Korea
8. Contains 3 beautiful hydrating ingredients 2 TYPES OF CERAMIDES (NS+NP) AND NIACINAMIDE

Sounds pretty great, huh?

Currently, there is a deal available on StyleKorean for $8.39 USD = $10.80 CDN!!!!
BUY HERE
Buy it while quantities last because that’s a really good deal for a set of masks!

What skin type do you have?
My skin type is combination – dehydrated but oily t zone, sensitive and acne prone.
My cheeks and chin are often very dry.

My thoughts: 
First off, I want to say the packaging for this mask is adorable! I love the simple illustration of the girl relaxing with her cute fluffy puppy because I look exactly like that after a long day of work, hahaha! The serum is on the richer, thicker side of serums however that being said I do believe it is fast absorbing because the choice of material they used for this mask. The sheet mask material feels so soft and luxurious and I’m pretty shocked how affordable these masks are. Initially, I was concerned it maybe too expensive for my budget but no, I was very wrong! Very affordable and suitable for my budget for sheet masks~~ I personally didn’t notice much brightening results however I did notice how supple and soft my skin felt after using it. Usually any type of skincare that is “nourishing” will have some tacky residue. I personally don’t mind it for this only because it doesn’t feel uncomfortable where I want to scrap that layer of residue off my face. Usually what happens when products are too thick for my skin, my skin will feel like it’s suffocating and congested and the first thing I will do is itch it. I haven’t itched once after removing this sheet mask. As you can see on the ingredient list, everything is on the mild side on the hazard chart so that’s good. As for scent, I didn’t really notice any scent. It’s really faint in scent and very difficult for me to figure out what that scent it is but according to the ingredient list, you will see “wild cherry”, “cranberry” and much more fruit extracts. The mask fit is great, it is stretchy and fits snug. I found the mask had a very generous amount of serum to distribute throughout the face and neck. The price is great, it’s not harsh on my skin and it’s very affordable, I will most likely repurchase this after I’m done my box of 5. I’ve been treating myself to a lot of sheet masks because I’m trying to avoid the expiry dates. Nothing is more upsetting than having to throw away sheet masks that have expired.

Here is the list of ingredients and also the cosdna breakdown of each ingredient’s hazard level: COSDNA INGREDIENTS BREAKDOWNDSC_0733DSC_0735DSC_0736

Texture: 3/5 – I like more watery essence masks
Scent: 4/5 – Faint to almost odorless! I kinda was hoping it would smell like something but it’s probably more beneficial for me to not have any added fragrance to it
Price: 5/5 – amazing and affordable – would recommend to all ages. Very budget friendly~
Performance: 4/5 no noticeable brightening results but it did a great job soothing my skin and providing my skin moisture without making it so sticky and congested from the serum

Overall: 4/5

Until next time, friends!
Have a good night and treat yourself to a mask!

[REVIEW] IUNIK Tea Tree Relief Serum

Happy Mother’s Day, friends! Remember, today is not just a day to celebrate for our mothers, grandmothers, great mothers and aunts presence but we should remember to keep in touch and love them on the regular basis.
I talk to my mom every single day, I have no excuse to not call her unless I’m really sick. Even at work, I will call to check up on her.

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OK! So today’s review will be on the Iunik’s Tea Tree Relief Serum.
I was given this product to try out by iunik and 2 others that will share later on this week~ It’s quite funny how I chose to review this product first because I’ve used the other iunik products before using this one.

Product price may vary where you purchase it from (est. $20 CDN to $23 CDN) for 50mL

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What is your skin type?
My skin type is combination – dehydrated but oily t zone, sensitive and acne prone.
My cheeks and chin are often very dry.

What is tea tree oil used for?
Tea Tree oil is applied on the skin to treat acne and various infections.
Tea tree oil can reduce skin inflammation, allergic skin reactions and disinfecting the skin by killing bacteria and fungus.

Product Claims:
1. This can help to calm and relief the skin
2. Contains 67% Tea Tree Extract Water – soothing & moisturizing the skin
3. Contains 19.5% Centella Extract – help alleviate skin traces
4. 6% Sprout Extract for abundant moisturizing and nourishing the skin
5. Whitening and wrinkle improvement – Niacinamide & Adenosine to improve the appearance of skin complexion, brightening and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

Here is the list of their ingredients taken straight from their website:

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I find it absolutely refreshing to see companies such as iunik being so transparent and honest about their brand and products. You don’t have many cosmetic brands who openly share the ingredients of their products. Usually you would have to search it up on google/third party website the sells it.

My thoughts:

This serum has a light green hue to it however it is odourless, spreads easily and leaves no residue behind. I’m VERY picky when it comes to serums because a lot of “nourishing” ones always seem to leave this tackiness to my skin and this does not do that. I’ve used this serum particularly on my breakouts as a spot treatment and it’s superb. Sometimes my pimple patches do absolutely nothing for me so I have to reach serums and ointments to cure and calm down the inflammation. I used this serum 4 nights in a row and my pimples near my chin have diminished. Within the 2nd and 3rd night, my pimples have shrunk, no more redness and faded beautifully. You can still see that it’s healing but hey, better than having an angry red pimple sitting there. FANTASTIC!

Overall:

Texture: 5/5 – Watery and lightweight

Scent: 5/5 – Odorless! I was hoping for a light tea tree scent. Nope, nothing! Great for those who are sensitive to scents or dislikes scents.

Price: 5/5 – Reasonable and lasts a long time

Performance: 5/5 – As always, you must be consistent with these sort of products until the pimple has diminished significantly

Packaging: 5/5 – Simple and easy to read – they are not extra with their packaging and it even states the claims at the front of the bottle! The dropper is well made and super easy to control. It doesn’t dispense too much product or too little.

1. Powerful Relief
2. Soothing Care
3. Natural Moisturizing
4. Whitening & Wrinkle Care

Until next time, friends!
Have a good day~

[REVIEW] PURITO Centella Green Level Buffet Serum

Hey guys!
I’m here to share my thoughts on the Purito Centella Green Level Buffet Serum. I received this product from eopenmarket and they were generous enough to send me another product as well which I will review later on this month.


Price: $17.30 for 60 mL
Price may vary where you purchase it from.
Here are some websites that sell it:
Roseroseshop
eopenmarket
ibuybeauti
Amazon
beautynetkorea

What is your skin type?
My skin type is combination – dehydrated but oily t zone, sensitive and acne prone.
My cheeks and chin are often very dry.

What is Centella?
The full name is Centella Asitica, it’s also known as Gotu kola, Tiger Grass and etc.
This is vegetable and medicinal herb that is often used for medicine and also to heal wounds.

Product Claims:
1. Protects skin barrier
2. Brightening your complexion
3. Has Anti-wrinkle, anti-aging properties
4. Nourishing the skin
5. Reduce inflammation to acne

Here is the list of the ingredients used in this product:

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As you can see in the ingredient list, it shares what most of these ingredients are and how they serve their purpose for their product. I highly respect companies such as Purito for keeping their when it comes to their branding, product description and products. There are so many skincare brands in the market today and it can be quite overwhelming picking and choosing what might be best and beneficial for your skin needs. I love how Purito products are suitable for all skin types.

Personally, the three main ingredients that caught my attention this product had was:
1. Niacinamide – stabilizes and tightens your skin barrier + visibly shrinks the appearance of pores and diminishes skin dullness
2. Ceramide – nourishes the skin and plumps up the skin’s appearance
3. Madecassic acid – This is an antioxidant and helps replenish the skin’s surface.

When is it best to use a product like this?
1. To prevent future break outs
2. To minimize and reduce the inflammation of existing blemishes
3. After sun-care
4. Aging skin – Reduce the signs of aging
5. Inflamed. dehydrated and angry skin
6. Everyday Skincare
7. Those who enjoy non sticky, watery and hydrating serum formulas

My thoughts:
The texture and quality is phenomenon! It’s this hybrid watery-thick gel consistency and it doesn’t leave any residue, odor or colour on the skin.  Did I mention that it does not leave a sticky residue?! I absolutely hate products that leave sticky residue. Luckily, I don’t have to worry about that with this product because it doesn’t leave anything unnecessary behind once massaged in.
I believe that because this product is so gentle on the skin, I don’t see any harm using this daily. Incorporating this into your skincare would be beneficial because it’s reasonably priced and effective with continuous use. I did not see amazing results until after the 1st month of usage and I continued using it after. I personally did not see any brightening results however what I saw was my inflamed, angry breakouts shrunk after 2-3 days of usage. This is kind of breakout where a simple pimple patch won’t shrink away so I turned to this serum. Not only the inflammation went down, you can visibly see my breakouts shrinking by size, redness was reduced significantly and it didn’t hurt when I touched it. I love how Purito isn’t extra with their packaging and focuses on the product’s integrity rather than spending so much time making the packaging look amazing and skipping out on the quality of the content inside. The packaging is simple, the pump is easy to dispense and it doesn’t make a mess. Now, don’t get me wrong – I love me some extra packaging but particularly for makeup. Skincare-wise, I could hardly careless how it looks aesthetically. All I want is a product that works and does what it claims.

Overall:

Texture: 5/5
Scent: 5/5 – Has this VERY light citrus, earthy scent to it but that quickly goes away
Price: 4/5
Performance: 4/5 – You need to be consistent with this product and you will see results
Packaging: 5/5

Until next time, friends.
Cheers!

[REVIEW] Artis Couture Diamond Glow Powder – Supernova

 

 

Good evening, friends. I wanted to hop on here to share with you a stunning, blinding and unique highlighter. There’s a lot of highlighters in the market now that claim they are duo chrome but really aren’t. This shade, in particular, caught my eye because of its superb lavender shade with a slight light blue shift to it. I believe many people can pull off this shade but it really depends on what your highlighter preferences are. I personally love them all – natural, bold/blinding and pastel duo chrome highlighters.

Notes:
– This was formulated without any Parabens and Sulfates.
– Retails for $35 Canadian for 4.5 grams
– Subtle to buildable – you can layer it a lot but do keep in mind, the more the layers – the more your skin texture will be emphasized *this applies for most, if not all highlighters
– The texture is soft to the touch
– I like and dislike how there is a sifter to this packaging. The sifter controls the amount of product that falls out but regardless, it still is a messy product
– I would love to try this product in pressed form. I’m not “advance” enough to use this without making a huge mess. I lose quite a bit of product everytime I use this and no, I’m not shaking/tilting it. The powder is so fine, it legit gets everywhere.

– TIP: I use a soft tapered with natural bristles and I believe this is the best all-around highlighting brush to achieve that blinding look.

Longevity: 5/5 all day long, does not transfer or disappear from your cheeks
Pigmentation: 5/5 amazing. enough said.
Overall: 4/5, -1 because I would prefer it in a pressed powder form

[REVIEW] Innisfree Jeju Orchid Fluid

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Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a wonderful start to your weekend. I’ve been meaning to do a review on this product from time but I haven’t gotten the opportunity to until now. This is one of my favourites to use for my night time routine and I will share why! This product is part of the Innisfree Jeju Orchid line and this particular line is specifically for anti aging. The Jeju Orchid products were formulated to reduce wrinkles, evening out skin tone, nourish the skin, pore care and elasticity. This is my FAVORUITE line of all skincare products because not only it is affordable, every product has a generous amount where it will last you a long time and also is very effective+gentle on sensitive skin. I have sensitive, combination and acne prone skin so I have to be very cautious of what products I apply on my face. There is a light fragrance to these products however I have not noticed my skin getting irritated or getting inflamed from using them.

Innisfree Jeju Orchid Fluid

Available on: Amazon

Initially I was confused what exactly this product might be because I don’t own anything like it. It has a very thin, water-like consistency but yet disperses very evenly on the skin and is nourishing. I usually shy away from these types of consistencies simply because they don’t usually do much for me however this product surprised me how well it absorbed onto my skin. This gives me very similar results the Laneige sleeping pack does. See the photo below of how the consistency of the product looks like:

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how it looks evenly applied:

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Overall thoughts: I personally really loved this product. There was absolutely no tacky residue and I found this product fine underneath makeup. It didn’t make my makeup shift, oxidize or change the overall look of it. This is all around an amazing product and can be used during the day time, underneath makeup, regular skincare and also a sleeping pack! If you have never smelled any of the orchid line products, you have to when you get the chance!

Thanks for reading, I will see you next time~

Cheers!

 

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Colour Lux Lipsticks

Hi friends! Remember that whole hype on the colourpop lux lipsticks? They most certainly are worth the hype. The packaging, weight and texture of product, everything you can imagine in a high end lipstick! I own a few YSL lipsticks and I can assure you, the weight is almost close to a YSL lipstick. The finish and texture is exactly like a mac lipstick – long-wearing and pigmented. For $7 USD (about $9 CDN), you can’t beat the price for what you get. It’s priced like a drugstore lipstick but I can assure you these kick a lot of these drugstore brand lipsticks out the water. These lipsticks are cruelty free and vegan; no animals were harmed to formulate and make these lipsticks.

If colourpop had their own retail store in Canada, I would probably go broke from shopping from there so frequently. Considering the fact I have not made a single Sephora purchase for 2 whole months is quite shocking. I strongly doubt I will make it ROUGE status this year due to all these fantastic kbeauty releases and well, I’m just not attracted to western cosmetics as I was. Don’t get me wrong, I like both western and kbeauty products but the main reason why I’ve been gravitating towards kbeauty brands is because their fantastic packaging and affordable prices. I remember I would walk out from Sephora and bomb $200 for like 4 items. For kbeauty, I can get a whole lot of goodies with $200. I will make an in-depth post soon on where I find kbeauty products for an affordable price, where I find my cute products from and where to shop good deals!

Stay tune, frans 🙂

[REVIEW] Mediheal’s Pumpkin Ade Mask

Hey hey friends,

This is my very first mask review post! I first discovered this mask on instagram and I saw various posts on it so I wanted to try it out. I was strolling around Miniso one day and came across this one along with their lime ade one so I got a few of both to try out.

My skin type: Sensitive, combination + dehydrated and acne prone

 

Claims

  • Solves dry skin problems
  • Contains Hyaluronic Acid (Binds skin moisture) & Ceramide (Structuring a protective barrier for the skin)
  • Long-term use can solve any allergies caused by dry skin
  • Tightens loosen pores
  • Regulates sebum as well as provide abundance moisture
  • Tencel fabric mask ~ eco friendly fiber obtained from eucalyptus pulp with extremely soft texture and high air-permebility

Ingredients – cosDNA

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PROS

  • Delicious scent, really reminds me of the Kocostar pumpkin patches mask however it smells more like pumpkin puree with vanilla than it does for pumpkin regardless it smells amazing
  • Adorable packaging – reminds me of fall time
  • Smoothens and provides a nice cooling effect on the skin
  • SURPRISINGLY did not break out from it
  • Absorbs well, after removing it the serum was more or less gone

CONS

  • Mask is on the thicker side, I prefer thinner/gel masks!
  • Very irritating, I was very itchy after I removed off the mask – the skin around my cheeks were quite red
  • Mask did not fit my face very well and it often flare out and form random openings
  • Even though it smelled fantastic, the fragrance most likely irritated my skin
  • Not enough serum inside, I personally found the sheet mask on the “drier” side. I prefer drenched, soaked in serum masks – I always take the excess product and apply it on my neck and arms
  • Leaves a slight tackiness to the skin – I don’t like feeling sticky at all.

Verdict: 1/5

1 star for the scent, HA! This mask would probably perform fine on those who don’t have sensitive skin. My skin does not like fragrance. I can get away with products with a lower dosage of fragrance (has to be in the very bottom of the ingredient list).

Useful beauty website links

  • Temptalia – New Product releases, reviews, product swatches and product dupes of your favourites
  • MakeupAlley – Allows you to post reviews on products you may or may not like and you’re able to see others reviews
  • CosDNA – Copy & paste your favourite products and see the ingredients break down, irritation and risks
  • TrendMood and TrendMood IG – New product launches, sale alerts and sneak peek previews on upcoming releases later this year
  • Indie Makeup Blacklist – A list of indie brands to beware of.

A lot of people often ask questions on my post and other people’s post on ig for things. It’s quite simple (most of the time), look it up on google. You would be very surprised what you can find on google. It’s my favourite search engine to find answers/input to anything – beauty questions, conspiracy theories and much more.. Try not to self diagnose yourself using google – you will probably wind up on webMD and that site does state facts but there are people who panic over what they read. If you’re sick and please get a proper diagnosis from a regulated physician and don’t look up answers online. There are countless forums online to share and relate your story/experience but please don’t do a self-diagnosis. As for beauty products and product ingredients, you will find many of your answers online and if you want to do further research – check in a local library and see what you can find.