KICHO Ultra Moisturizing Sun Cream Review

Hi!

Sunscreen is the should be in everyone’s skincare routine. There are so many to pick from and It’s always a trial and error to find the perfect one for your skin. I have reviewed quite a few on my blog and this is another sunscreen review to help you find your sunscreen match! The Kicho brand philosophy is to make skincare with natural ingredients that is used in oriental medicine. They have skincare, makeup, and even makeup brushes! It started out in 2013 and since then the brand has set foot in different countries in Southeast Asia and Russia. The Kicho Ultra Moisturizing Sunscreen has been seen in the NY Times and has gained popularity since then.

Packaging and Ingredients

The suncreen comes in a tube with a pump. It has a very modern look all white with gold foiling detail. The SPF is 50+ PA+++, if you want more info about SPF then click here. The main sun protecting ingredient is Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, homosalate, Ethyhexyl Salicylate, and Diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate. So this is a chemical sunscreen. I’m not that sensitive to chemical sunscreens, but if you are then this might be a pass for you. The other ingredients are mostly different plant extracts, 50 to be exact. Like soybean seed extract, oregano extract, willow bark extract, ginkgo extract, camellia leaf extract, and broccoli sprout extract. There are lots of bean extracts and soybean ferment to keep your skin moisturized as well. With all the natural extracts it has a fresh grassy, apple peel, slight musky smell.

Texture and Wear

The texture is a light gel cream. It smooths over the skin without any tugging or greasiness. It sinks in pretty quickly and leaves a nice hydrated feeling. The one think about this that I don’t like is that if you apply more than one layer or two pumps at once and rub it in it will start to pill in to balls. So I only use 1 pump and one layer before leaving the house or putting makeup on. Other than that I didn’t have any issues with the sunscreen. It didn’t irritate my skin or break me out. It doesn’t leave your skin looking shiny either.

Final Thoughts

This is another good sunscreen that I’ve tried. I would recommend this one especially for dry skin types because it is nice and hydrating. Even for oily and combination skin it doesn’t have a greasy finish, so don’t disregard it because it says ‘Ultra Moisturizing’. This costs 36,000KRW for 50ml/1.69 fl.oz. The Korean shop is at www.kichocosmetics.co.kr they also have a Chinese language shop as well, their ‘.com’ site was down, so I’m guessing they don’t have it anymore. One more thing before I go, this was a product sent to me from the K-Beauty Expo to review. All opinions stated above is my honest thoughts. If you have any questions or concerns don’t hesitate to leave a comment!

See you in the next post!

 

Eunogo – Hydrogen Toning Experience

Hi guys!

This is post is going to be about a skin treatment that I got through Eunogo about 2 weeks ago. I won a giveaway at the Seoul Blogger Brunch 2017, so I got another opportunity to partner with Eunogo. Eunogo is an award-winning Korean medical care concierge service and you can easily ‘shop’ for services on the website. They have very strict regulations with clinics and doctors they work with, so you can be assured that you’ll get the best service and outcome possible. They also have translators available so you won’t be in any confusion when you see the doctors and nurses.  Last time I got the Aqua Shine Injection and I was prepared for another intense skin treatment, but I was suggested a trendy skincare treatment called hydrogen toning.

What is hydrogen toning?

Hydrogen toning is an non-invasive toning skin care treatment that will give you more radiant, toned skin and youthful look, treating your fine wrinkles. So, if most of you paid attention in science class you know that hydrogen is essentially water. You might also wonder then how ‘hydrogen’ can make your skin more radiant and treat wrinkles. There has been research concerning that water pumped with extra hydrogen has the ability to reduce free radicals that damage living cells and tissues. Like most things in life it is debatable. In any case this hydrogen toning facial pumps this miracle water into the skin thus improving the look and texture of the skin. Keep reading if you want to know my experience.

Clinic and Service

The hydrogen treatment was done at a clinic in Gangnam called Urban Beauty. It is in one of the nicest building I’ve been in, it was very modern, artsy, and high-tech. The inside of the clinic was amazing! It had these pretty lights and modern furniture, and an outside terrace. As soon as I got there I was greeted by my coordinator and she helped me with signing in. I waited not too long and then I was escorted to the skincare offices on the other side of floor. Two aestheticians  were there and greeted me and gave me a robe to put on. The room was actually quite smaller than I expected but it had a cozy feeling and the the aestheticians made me feel very welcome and comfortable.

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Cleansing & The Procedure 

So, I had a lot of makeup on that day, as usual, and it took a while to get my mascara off and stuff. I should have gone with no makeup on actually, but anyway they got most of it off. The aesthetician explained a bit about the hydrogen pumping machine called, Hydro Impact, before and during the procedure. She put some hydrating cream on my face for that it would be easier to glide the pump over my skin. The machine starts with a full cylindrical tank of hydrogen toning water and it is pumped to a pen nozzle that directly touches the skin. The hydrogen goes in deeply up to 1.2PPM. You can feel the pulsing of the water on your skin and sometimes it can drip out of the pen on weird angles of your face, but it’s just water so no biggie. Also, it doesn’t hurt at all. When it was done you can see the used water in a separate tank. It was a little gross seeing the murky water next to the clear hydrogen water tank.

Next it was time for the rubber mask! After she had put that on she put a dome cover over my face with red light. The Hydrocare machine pumps out 2 parts H2 (Hydrogen gas) and 1 part oxygen and the inhalation helps fight free radicals in the body and skin. It’s a clear dome so you won’t feel too claustrophobic.

After Treatment

After the treatment I felt refreshed and my skin looked brightened, but it only looked that way because she put a tone up whitening cream on after. At first I didn’t really notice anything different. I think I still had makeup residue on my face and I also had to go to another meeting afterwards so I didn’t have time right after to observe. After getting home and washing up. I did notice that my skin did look brighter. The next few days I could really tell a difference. The eczema patches on my forehead and neck seemed to be calmed down and just the overall appearance of my skin looked more radiant and even. The effects of the hydrogen toning is only for a few days in my opinion. The aesthetician did say that it is a series of treatments to see really big noticeable changes.

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Final Thoughts and Costs

Eunogo did a great job of communicating and guiding me along the way as usual! I enjoyed the hydrogen skincare treatment. It was an interesting concept and I would like to try a few more sessions to see the full effect. Eunogo shop offers this procedure at $300, which is a 25% discounted and exclusive deal. You can find out more about the hydrogen toning by clicking here and other procedures at the Eunogo Shop. If you have the Kakao Talk app you can directly ask questions to them at their ID ‘eunogo’.

Thank You Farmer Miracle Age Repair Cream Review

Hey everyone!

It’s going to be fall very soon and I know some of you might be looking for a fall/winter face cream and I have a recommendation and review for you! It is the Thank You farmer Miracle Age Repair cream. This rich cream is the perfect companion as weather becomes dry and colder. I’ve actually been using this cream since mid July and my dry skin loves it!

Packaging and Texture

The Miracle Age line consists of a toner, emulsion, serum, eye cream, and face cream. The cream comes in a frosted wine colored plastic jar. The cream holds 50ml/ 1.75 of the product. The rich cream inside has a faint floral scent. The cream is rich, but not greasy. The texture is very silky and as you apply it to the face it coats the face with a creamy hydration.

Formula

It is a brightening and an anti-wrinkle line. They claim to be a pre-antiaging line so, I would think this line is a good line for mid twenties to mid thirties. The cream is formulated with argan tree kernel oil, bisabolol, sanghwang mushroom, and other natural extracts. Argan oil nourishes, bisalolol has skin-healing properties, and the sanghwang mushroom has lots of vitamin C which is good for brightening and has lots of antioxidants. It also has ‘olive-crystal emulsions’ that gives the skin extra hydration. Also it has niacinamide, adenosine, panthenol, ceramide, betaine, collagen, squalene. It does contain fragrance and PEG, so just be aware if you are allergic or easily irritated by them.

My Review

I love this cream! Like I said before it coats the skin and it absorbs quickly while leaving your skin with nice nourished glow. I don’t think that this cream had brightening effects that I could notice, but I do use a lot of brightening products. I would totally recommend this to anyone.

The Thank You Farmer products are sold in Ulta and Cult Beauty. They have an online shop in Korean at www.tyfmall.co.kr and the cream costs 45,000KRW.

These products were sent to me from the K-Beauty Expo for review purposes. My opinions are my own and 100% honest!

Thank You Farmer – Shimmer Sun Essence Review

Hello.

Sun protection is super important in any skincare routine. I am going to talk about the Thank You Farmer Sun Project Shimmer Sun Essence. The Sun Project line is made up of three different types of sunscreens, shimmer, light, and water. I give you a clue to what I think about the shimmer one is that I LIKE IT A LOT! Let me tell you more…

Packaging and Texture

The pink sun essence comes in a slim 40ml/1.40 fl oz pearly pink tube. It is a twist off cap with tip dispenser. The essence is SPF 30 PA++ and the texture is like a very light pink toned cream. The shimmer sun essence does contain shimmer. But don’t worry, it’s very fine you and can’t even tell when you’ve applied it. But it does impart a very dewy glow. The essence is light, not greasy or sticky, and there wasn’t a noticeable white cast. The cream absorbs quickly and it is super easy to rub into the skin, thanks to the Caprylic/Capric Trigyceride. It also didn’t sting my eyes.

Formula

This sunscreen is a mix of physical and chemical. Titanium dioxide, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, and Ethylhexyl Salicylate is used. It does contain PEG-100 and the pink color comes from dye. There is also added fragrance.The smell is a sweet floral scent, noticeable but not very strong. It has aloe leaf extract, shea butter, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower water, Althaea Rosea Flower extract, and Plukenetia Volubilis oil for skin hydration and protection. It’s not waterproof though because it can easily washed off with just water.

My Review

I really like this suncreen! I’m seriously always running out the door without makeup on so i just keep this in my my bag and as I am going down the elevator I apply it before I first step into morning sunshine. It also feels nice on the skin and acts as a perfect makeup base. I love how it looks on it’s own as well. Natural dewy glow is what I live for! If you work indoors most of the time a light SPF like this one is a great choice.

They are sold in Ulta and Cult Beauty! They have an online shop in Korean at www.tyfmall.co.kr and the serum costs 26,000KRW.

Again, these products were sent to me from the K-Beauty Expo for review purposes. My opinions are my own and 100% honest!

Complexion Enhancer – 9 Wishes Ultimate Vanishing Balm

Poof!

Hey guys! I have a new review for you, it’s the 9 Wishes Vanishing Balm. This is a tone up cream. The tone up cream has been a popular beauty product in Korea. This kind of cream provides instant whitening of the skin. Not like a BB or CC cream, but just a plain white color. I’ve tried other tone up creams and I’ve hated them! They gave me an awful white cast ad it clung to all my dry patches. It was a total flop for me. So when the K-Beauty Expo sent this product in the review bag I already had my opinions about it. Let’s get on with the review!

Packaging and Texture/Finish

The packaging is a white plastic tube with a pump attached. It contains 50ml/1.75fl oz of product. The texture is like watery cream. When you go to rub it turns into a milky liquid. It absorbs quickly and the white pigment sticks to the skin well. It moisturizes without any sticky or greasy feeling. The skin looks lighter, ‘toned up’, and the skin looks like it has a soft focus. A slightly powdered appearance.

Formulation

The cream does have a brightening and anti-wrinkle effects. It is formulated with a skin brightening complex, Botaniceutical Plus-10. A mix of natural extracts used in Korean Herbal medicine. It does contain titanium dioxide, so it is a sun protectant too. It also uses sea water which is rich in minerals. The Niacinamide and glutathione helps with whitening and brightening of the skin. There is no added fragrance so that is great!

My Review

I was actually quite impressed by this cream compared to the other tone up creams I’ve tried. It applies nicely and the white cast isn’t terrible. It’s good for those days I don’t want to wear makeup. I like the blurring effect as well, it makes it look like my skin. I’m not sure how it will look on darker skins though. I wouldn’t purchase this with my own money, I just don’t use it enough. I’m just not a big fan of these tone up creams. I will end my review saying that if you want to try a tone up cream I would recommend this one. They do have an original and glow versions. This is 44,000KRW (pricy!) and you can get this on the online mall, http://9wishes.co.kr.

This was sent to me by the K-Beauty Expo for review purposes, everything I’ve written was my own opinion.

The Seoul Blogger Brunch 2017 – Official Oh My Gloss Blog Recap

Hey friends!

I just want to share about an amazing blogger meet up that I attended in August. The official name of the event is the Seoul Blogger Brunch. Maybe you read my short recap on Instagram and the saw some photos from the event on my other social media account. I had such a wonderful time and I will tell you everything that happened!

Who, When, Where

The Seoul Blogger Brunch was hosted by blogger Star Lengas from www.87pages.com and also co-hosted by Dot Moore (www.sukiinseoul.com) and Mina Pierre (www.modeideale.com). It was on a hot hazy day on August 19th at a cozy restaurant in Gangnam, Seoul called Hearth. The interior was a European bistro style complete with a shelves of imported wine and lovely dried roses hanging from the ceiling. The warm lighting makes it a perfect place for a intimate gathering or a night cap. Also, the owner was very accommodating and served the hungry and thirsty bloggers without complaint! I would totally take my friends there for a wine night out.

 

Purpose & My Expectations

So, why have this Seoul Blogger Brunch? The purpose of the brunch was to network and link K-beauty brands to global influencers and bloggers. My first expectation when I got invited was something really low key and small where we would chit chat about K-beauty. However, that was not the case! It seriously blew my expectations out the window and it was a full on blogger/brand event. AWESOME! I would have loved an intimate gathering, but this was something else. I arrived a little early and I could see Star, Mina, and Dot lugging gift bags into the restaurant. My eyes were full from just witnessing the stacks of goodie bags. This event was LEGIT!

Soon after other bloggers arrived, some of whom I already knew and had befriended online. It was so wonderful to finally meet some of them in person! Insta messaging and comments can do so much and very limiting. Being able to talk to them in person was a million times better.The number of Seoul bloggers that attended were quite many so I had to get out of my introvert shell and make friends! To be honest though, it was very easy for me talk to people because they were so friendly and chill. I was so happy I was able to meet different types of bloggers, not just in beauty. There were travel, fashion, and lifestyle blogger/vloggers. They definitely were inspiring me to step out of my beauty comfort zone and try lifestyle and travel blogging in the future. Networking with fellow bloggers was the best part of the Seoul Blogger Brunch for me. It really gave me insight into these amazing boss women and how well they were capturing and living life to the fullest in a foreign country! 

Photo by Soo Choi

Brands

It would be remiss if I didn’t talk about the brands. The generous sponsors of the event were Troiareuke, Seoul Cosmetic Surgery, and Be Mused Korea. Other brands that came were Tiam and Eunogo. Each of them gave a short introduction and I was great to learn more about their brand, product, and services. They organized gift bags for the bloggers and they were so kind to try so many of their products. There were also giveaways too, which was very entertaining to a part of. Other brands that contributed in the goodie bags were Cosrx, HYGGEE, Wish Formula, Wishtrend, Banobagi Hospital and Grace Plastic Surgery, featured clinics from Seoul Cosmetic Surgery. I will be testing out and reviewing these gifts soon! I can’t wait to share my thoughts about them to you guys.

Last Thoughts

I CAN’T WAIT FOR THE NEXT SEOUL BLOGGER BRUNCH! I really hope that it will be an annual thing. I love meeting new bloggers and It’s such a great way to build and strengthen a community of strong independent women, wherever they’re from. Also, it was a great way to connect with brands personally.

SUPERF👀D! Soo Nature Spirulina Repair Eye Cream Review

Hey Guys!

Have you ever had spirulina juice? I used to drink it and take tablets when I was living in New Zealand. Spirulina is a fresh water blue-green algae. It is considered a superfood because it’s a very nutrient dense food. It has a lot of protein, vitamin B1, iron, calcium, and other vitamins and minerals. It is also a powerful antioxidant. Now why did I tell you all this? Well, I needed an intro, but the eye cream that I am reviewing from Soo Nature that was sent to me from the K-Beauty Expo contains this very interesting ingredient. Soo Nature is a Korean brand that emphasizes its use of safe and natural ingredients. They try to avoid any preservative and chemical ingredients

Packaging & Formulation

The eye cream comes in a jar and in the box there were two little plastic spatulas. A jar contains 30 ml/1.0 fl.oz and it costs 36,000KRW. It’s not a bad price for an eye cream! The ingredients in the eye cream was surprisingly very clean. No PEG/PPG, mineral oil, parabens, etc. It does have fragrance though. It smells like flowery lime to me. It has 6000mg of spirulina extract and 1000ppm spirulina powder. It also has moisturizing, anti-wrinkle, and brightening ingredients like shea butter, squalene, niacinamide, jojoba seed oil, sweet almond oil, honey, adenosine, allatonin, beta glucan, galactomyces, and trehalose. Extracts include panax ginseng, Korean red ginseng, brown algae, and mugwort. Just reading the ingredients list I was so happy!

Texture & Application

The eye cream has a soft pillowy sherbet texture. When trying to get the product out with your finger, you wont get a lot of pick up, so I think using the spatula is best to get the desired amount. It goes on nicely and after I swipe under the eye I do light tapping motion with my ring finger to get to absorb. It has no greasy feeling and my under eyes feels moisturized and hydrated. I didn’t see much of a wrinkle filling effect as it claims to do. I would say it has a blurring effect because of the pillowy texture. However, I do like it a lot because it doesn’t migrate like creamier eye creams.

I think this is a great eye cream for those who have sensitive skin types. I don’t think this is enough for mature skin. 20-30s is a good age range that would suit this eye cream in my opinion. You can visit the Soo Nature website at www.soo-nature.com.

Again this was sent to me for review purposes from the K-Beauty Expo. I have free reign over my opinions and what I have written here is all me. Thanks for reading!

Needle Cream?! Bella Monster APA Cream Review

OUCH!

Yes, that’s the first thing I’m going to write for this review. BB Cosmetic sent me the APA Cream from Bella Monster for a review a few weeks ago. I didn’t know anything about the cream before I got it and I was really intrigued after I saw that it contained natural microneedles! APA stands for amazing peeling attack but also it’s how you would  say ‘ouch’ or ‘it hurts’ in Korean. I’ve seen other brands that had microneedle cream and serums, but I was not really interested in getting it for myself. However, it was sent to me, so here I am a review for you.

Microneedling

This cream uses similar micro needling therapy to help skin exfoliation and improve the skin texture. Microneedling is a technique in skin care that punctures the skin and wounds the skin so that the skin generates collagen and thickens the skin. This is a great for acne scars or wrinkles. I wouldn’t go as far as saying the APA cream having the same effects as a micro needling tool, but I would say it’s a good way to start see and feel what it would be like.

Packaging & Formulation

The packaging comes in a plastic squeeze tube and the design looks like a pharmaceutical cream. The cream is a white-ish cream and if you put it to the light it has a grainy surface. The micro needles are naturally derived, from and ocean sponge (hydrolyzed sponge). The other exfoliating ingredient include papaya extract. It also has centella asiatica and squalene. The formula also has contains a BM complex which is a mix of different seaweed that moisturizes and protects the skin.

Effects

I’m not joking when I say that it hurts. I didn’t read the directions at first (I’m a dummy) and I rubbed it on my face and at the same the moment I sounded a little yelp. It feels like needles, I’m not going to lie and say it’s pleasant. When you apply the cream you should tap it in the skin and also avoid the eye area. Even after you tap it in when you touch your face you can feel the needles poking. Now, does it work? Yes. I think the cream is moisturizing and its not greasy and as for the ‘amazing peeling attack’ I can say it’s not like your typical peeling cream or scrubs. It does smooth out the skin and I’ve massaged it into pimples and it has helped it go down lot more quickly. Also, this doesn’t contain any chemical exfoliants, so I think this is a good cream to try for those who are allergic or sensitive to them. Yes it hurts, but it hurt in a good way and for a good cause, shiny skin! I recommend that you apply the cream at night though because putting on makeup after this is going to keep on hurtin’ because of the micro needles already in the skin.

Would I purchase this for myself? Probably not. I don’t think I need it in my skincare routine, I don’t have very large pores, scaring, or deep wrinkles. It would definitely be a fun product to try though. If you have tried microneedling before this could also be an interest you. Or if you are afraid of needles and want similar effects of microneedling then this cream is for you. Anyway, my final point is that I don’t think this is a necessity.

For 40mls/1.35 fl.oz. it costs $14.82 on the BB Cosmetic website, you can get it for a little cheaper by using my code ‘sarahomgb‘ at the checkout.

Beauty is pain… Would you be interested in trying this cream?

Thank You Farmer True Water Deep Serum Review

What’s up guys!

Today’s weather in Seoul was pouring, so I decided to post up a review on the Thank You Farmer True Water Deep Serum. How perfect! I received this from the K-beauty Expo and I have been testing this out on and off for a few months now. I’ve tried out and reviewed my first TYF products, Back to Iceland cleansing line which you can read more about by clicking the link. The serum is from their True Water line. This line is specifically for hydration, but the products do have anti-wrinkle and whitening ingredients. The serum specifically has adenosine so it is a hydrating and anti wrinkle product.

Packaging

The serum comes in an airless pump dispenser, which is my preferred way for any skincare because then you don’t have to scrape it out with your fingers or a spatula, or you don’t have to do that thing where you flip it upside down to get the last bit of the product because the tube inside is too short. The container is a frosted plastic, so it looks quite nice in my opinion. You get 60ml of product which is quite a lot since for most skincare brands ranges from 30-50mls for a serum.

Formula/Texture

The main notable ingredients in serum is dioscorea japonica root extract, adenosine, and ceramide 3. These ingredients hydrate and helps with wrinkles. Other extracts include, Kava leaf/stem/root, aloe, Phellinus linteus (medicinal mushroom), burdock, green purselane, kudzu, licorice, peony root, and marsh parsley. This does contain some PEGs and PPG so if you are sensitive to these then just take caution. There is added fragrance but it is very light fresh scent. They also added blue color to it so it might not appeal to some. I don’t understand why they added it when the packaging could have been blue or something.

The texture is really strange…ermmm, unique? It is a clear viscous fluid that glides on, but it has a slight snail secretion-y texture, or kinda like clear watery glue, or think of if you snap a plant root or stem the gooey secretion that comes out. I don’t mean anything bad by saying this it’s just a very different texture than I’m used to. As you rub it in to the skin it has a slightly oily texture but not as heavy. It’s definitely not sticky but it does leave the thinnest coating on top of the skin. I personally like this feeling because I have dry skin and it feels like my skin is protected from dryness.

I will say that a little goes a long way. I only need one one pump for my whole face, two is a lot for me and It not a great feeling when the extra product is being rubbed over and over again. Also it gets sticky of you apply too much.

My verdict

It’ not a bad serum, I do like a good hydrating product and it does have anti-wrinkle effect added to it. I think it really good for all skin types, especially dry skin types. I do think sensitive skin types should take some caution because of the PEGs and the blue dye. I did really like using it this summer because it was very light, but still hydrated my skin. It’s a solid serum in my book, a 3.8 out of 5 if I had to give it a number rating. They are sold in Ulta and Cult Beauty! They have an online shop in Korean at www.tyfmall.co.kr and the serum costs 40,000KRW for 60ml/2.11 fl. oz.

Again, these products were sent to me from the K-Beauty Expo for review purposes. My opinions are my own and 100% honest!

Vanav Cover & Clean Fit – 2 in1 Makeup and Cleansing Device

Hey guys!

It has been a while! I’m back from my trip to Osaka, Japan and I am ready to sit and write a review on a very special device from Vanav. This is Korean brand that specializes in developing makeup and skincare technology. I was really lucky to receive from the K-Beauty Expo to try out the Vanav Cover & Clean Fit device. You can use this to apply your makeup and also cleanse your skin! How awesome is that? Let’s start with the specs.

Specs

First, the device comes in a orange box that contains one cleansing brush head, one makeup brush head, 6 AAA batteries, and the Cover & Clean Fit body. It great that batteries are included. It uses 3 AAA batteries and there isn’t a need to charge it. The brushes are really soft and made with good quality bristles. There are 3 vibration modes and 1 beep signals low vibration, 2 beeps is normal vibration, and 3 beeps signals the high vibration. It turns off automatically after 3 mins. You can turn it off by holding down the power button. The weight is 158g so it does have some weight. The heads are easily detachable the shorter parallel edge goes on the bottom, following the device shape.

Makeup Performance

Hmmm, what can I say… It works! It doesn’t make your foundation streaky it works with cream, stick, and liquid foundation. It’s a little tricky to get around your nose and eye area. The finished look is very nice and the vibration helps the foundation to spread out evenly. The only thing I have an issue with is that it makes my nose tickle so much! The best way to use it is to let the skin feel the vibration rather than pressing it down onto the skin. It’s less work for me because I can just glide the brush without having to tap and blend a hundred times. It’s also gentle since I’m not rubbing the brush down on the skin. You can use this concealer, cream contour, and even cream blusher.

Cleansing Performance

This is a great tool to use during a second cleanse. First cleanse would be to take the makeup off and then go in with a foam cleanser and spread the foam over the skin and massage and wipe away the foam with the cleansing brush head with the desired vibration. You can also squeeze some of the cleansing product on the brush head and wet skin and cleanse that way without doing a first cleanse. This way it creates the bubbles on the skin. I really really liked it as a cleansing tool, much more than I did a makeup one. I’m just more finicky with how I like to apply my makeup.

Overall

This gets a two thumbs up from me! I does what it says and performed really well. The price is a bit steep 148,000KRW, but still much cheaper than others similar beauty tools on the market. I like how you can use the device in the bathroom and then take it to the vanity. You can learn more on the Vanav website at www.Vanav.co.kr. They have four other devices and their newest device UP5 looks so cool! I really want to try that in the future.

Thank you for joining me in this review and I hope you will come back to read my next review soon! Again, this product was sent to me by the K-Beauty Expo as their beauty editor, all opinions are my own as always. Thanks for reading.