Krave Review – Kale-Lalu-yAHA & Matcha Hemp Cleanser

Hey guys! I have been MIA on my blog for about 4 months! I needed a break, and I am ready to blog regularly again.

In this post, I will be reviewing  Liah Yoo’s Krave creations, Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser and the Kale-Lalu-yAHA. The brand launched in December 2017 with a major bang all over social media, since the founder is a social media skincare and beauty guru! Krave only has two products in their line. However, I did hear that she will be releasing a sunscreen soon. I was thrilled that I could try the two products for myself after hearing so many great reviews about both products, let’s start with the cleanser!


The Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser is a product part of their ‘Core Series’. It comes in a tube form, and it lists the main ingredients on the front, like matcha, hemp seeds, oats, almonds, vitamin b5, and sodium PCA. That last ingredient that is listed is the sodium salt of the pyroglutamic acid (also known as PCA). PCA is a naturally occurring component of human skin and a part of the “natural moisturizing factors” (NMF) that maintain a healthy epidermis. This ingredient is a powerful humectant, non-comedogenic and non-irritating to eyes and skin. On the back of the tube, it lists the pH level of 5.0-6.0 which is considered a low pH, good for the skin. You can use this cleanser every day, morning and night. It says also says to apply on wet skin.

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I used this for about 3 weeks now, and I like it a lot! It’s a no-fuss gentle cleanser that feels like a cleanser. I’ve tried morning cleansers like this where it just feels like you’re rubbing gel around, but this one actually makes a nice bit of foam and washes off clean without leaving a residue. The consistency is very much like… snot. Haha, it’s not the prettiest way to describe it, but the way it comes out and feels is pretty similar. In other words, it looks very natural and unaltered. The smell is not bad, but not great.

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As for its cleansing abilities, it’s NOT a makeup cleansing product, but it’s a nice and gentle second cleanser. I definitely have to do a first round cleansing with an oil or balm cleanser and then as a last cleansing step use the cleanser. My skin feels clean and soft and not at all dry or tight after washing and drying. This is my go-to morning and minimal to no makeup day cleanser. For 120ml/4.05fl.oz tube that costs 16,000KRW/$16.00USD, it is definitely worth it!

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Now it’s time to review the Kale-Lalu-yAHA! This is part of their supplement series, and it follows the same product packaging as the cleanser with the main ingredients printed on the box and tube. The main ingredients are kale, spinach, parsley, aloe, 5.25% of glycolic acid (AHA), hyaluronic acid, vitamin B5, and allatonin. The pH level is said to be around 3.5-4.0. I’ve been using it 3 times a week at night, and it’s been a pleasant experience. The first time I tried it stung a little bit, but after that, my skin adjusted to it and doesn’t sting anymore. The first day though after I used it and finished up my routine, my skin looked like GLASS! Omg, I wish I could experience that again haha. It was so good, and it’s still pretty amazing.

You only need a little bit and be gentle when you’re rubbing the cotton pad over the face. You don’t have to wash it off either. This is for sure the best AHA I’ve tried. I love when it’s time to use it. I feel like my skin feel so clean and glowing. For 200ml/6.76fl.oz of product, it costs 25,000KRW/$25.00USD.

Here are the links to both the Korean and English sites!

I hope you guys enjoyed reading this review post. I hope that I will be able to keep at it with the blog posts, fingers crossed!

Troiareuke In Depth Product Review- ‘Pimples Be Gone!’ ACSEN Selemix Serum

Hey Guys!

This is going to be a lengthy and detailed review on three Troiareuke products. I separated each product into 3 post because all together it was too long. So at the bottom there are links to the other two products! I hope that will be helpful for you guys to read and navigate.

This brand is a branch from a bigger company called MK Universal. They have other spa brand products and spa services including Troipeel. I was gifted the Acsen Oil Cut Cleansing, Acsen Selemix Serum, and the Skin Complex Formula (H+ Cocktail Anti-Trouble Formula Ampoule) from the brand. I was first introduced to the brand at the Seoul Blogger Brunch that I attended in September this year. I knew that they were a spa brand and many of their clients go to treat acne and different skin problems. I was also gifted the Acsen UV Protector Essence, but I haven’t tried it yet since I have so many sunscreens open right now. Anyway, let’s get on with the review.

What’s with the name and what’s this brand about?

Troi-are-uke is a mouthful to say at first but after a while it rolls off the tongue. On their website they explain that -areuke means beginning in Greek, and with that they came up with ‘Troiareuke’ -the beginning with of prescription skincare cosmetics. They are proud of their 1:1 skincare prescription. I actually did a small survey and was matched with the Selemix Serum when they contacted me. They also take a holistic approach to skincare taking into consideration chromatherapy and aromatherapy.

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Acsen is one of the Troiareuke skincare lines. It is a combination of two skin concerns, acne and sensitive. The main ingredient in this line is Centella Asiatica which is a great skin ingredient for skin recovery and regeneration. Another main ingredient is a combination of beansprout and magnolia tree bark which they call ‘Selemix An’, which is good for skin protection, recovery, and inflammation.

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This serum was sent to me for me to write a review some months after the Seoul Blogger Brunch. I was going to review this by itself, but I thought why not kill ‘troi’ birds with one stone! You get it? “Troi” is 3 in French and also it’s how the beginning of how Troiareuke is spelled… you know.. but since I have three products instead of 2.. birds.. yeah… ok. Anyway, I was a little confused when they sent me this serum since I told them I had very dry skin. I was a bit worried at first because whenever I think of ‘acne’ products that it was going to be drying. However, I had nothing to worry about! It claims to minimize skin trouble and reduce scars.

This is serum contains the Selemix An (beansprout, magnolia tree bark) , sciadopitys verticillata extract (Japanese Umbrella Pine), Chamomile extract, Salicylic Acid, Centella Asiatica, and essential oils. The anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial ingredients are great for acne and sensitive skin types. This serum looks exactly like the Acsen Oil Cut Cleansing. The texture is very light and 2 pumps is how much I use each time to get a generous coating on my skin. It absorbs quickly without any sticky feeling. I get a nice hydrated feeling and it doesn’t irritate my ezcema patches either which is a major plus.

I noticed that with this serum that any pimples I got went away much quicker than if I didn’t include it in my skincare routine. Especially when I use it before I start my period, when I get hormonal pimples here and there, it does a good job of controlling not only the amount of pimples I get but also the longevity of them, even if I’ve been bad and squeezed the crap out of it. I really think this is a really awesome product. The only down is the price. It is hella expensive… its 156,000KRW for 100ml, but they did come out with a smaller 40ml size for 62,000KRW. Would I buy this for myself though? I don’t think I would, and the only reason is that even though I think it’s a great product I don’t think my skin needs it that much for that amount of money. If you are having problems with acne and sensitivity and can afford it, do buy it! I don’t have anything bad to say about this serum.

Bonus Mini Review: AGT Hydro Essence & Cell Energy Cream

With the Selemix Serum they sent some samples of the AGT Hydro Essence and Cell Energy Cream. The essence is a clear gel that helps with skin moisture levels and soothes the skin with 7 different oriental herbs and rooibos. This was also a nice treat. I can’t give you any significant results other than it was hydrating. The full size is 52,000KRW for 100ml.
The Cell Energy Cream was also a nice sample. The cream is lightweight and is formulated with Galactomyces ferment and Bifida ferment to help with skin elasticity. It also has Hyaluronic Acid and Lactobacillus to moisturize the skin. I liked the cream a lot so I used up the sample pretty quickly. It absorbs nicely and gives your skin a light glowy coating. My skin felt very bouncy and filled up, I would love to try the full size for a longer length of time. The full size is 130,000KRW for 250ml.

They have a shop in Myeongdong across from exit 1 inside SkyPark Hotel and they have a Korean online shop.

Go to Oil Cut Cleansing review!

Go to Healing Cocktail Mist review!

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.

Orgavalley In Nature 24 Nutritive Deep Cleanser

Don't panic it's organic!

Hey guys, so I received this product from BB Cosmetics to review and like any other reviews I will be telling you all the facts and my honest opinions about the product. I've never heard of Orgavalley until BB Cosmetics reached out to see if I would do a review. I have sensitive skin so anything that has natural ingredients or labeled as organic I'm all over it! Also, I wear makeup everyday and all day, so this 'deep cleanser' was a welcomed product to put by the bathroom sink. Orgavalley is a K-beauty brand that specializes in organic skincare. What's also cool is that along with the organic ingredients they ferment these herbal ingredients in to nano-particles. It's smaller than your pores! This way the active ingredients can really get into the skin.

The OV In Nature 24 Nutritive Deep Cleanser come in a really nice packaging. it has a wooden top and the body is a plastic pump. It holds 120ml of product and you need about 2-3 pumps to wash your face with. One pump was definitely not enough for cleansing. The smell is nice, herbal. There is no added fragrance.

The ingredient list is very short.

Water, Olive oil, Rosemary leaf water, Peppermint leaf water, Aloe ferox leaf extract, lavender leaf extract, glycerin, potassium hydroxide, Lavender oil, lemongrass oil.

Like most organic products it doesn't produce a lot of foam. You really have to work it in your hands to get it even a little bit frothy. At first It really just slips on your skin and it doesn't really feel like it's getting the makeup, but then when you go to rinse it starts to feel squeaky. After drying off the water I waited about 5 mins to see how drying it was going to be. Compared to regular bar soap or foam cleansers this is really good at keeping the skin feeling comfortable and didn't tighten my skin in any way. At a glance it looks clean but after going around with a cotton pad with some cleansing water there was still a bit of makeup on my skin. I was already skeptical that it would clean off all my makeup. I even washed my face twice after and it still had little traces of makeup. I will add that even though I washed my face for the third time my skin felt fine, no sensitivity or dryness. It is a really gentle cleanse, even children can use this.

If you're looking for an all in one makeup cleanser then this is a NO BUY. You definitely have to clean off the makeup with a wipe or oil cleanser then do a second cleanse with this. HOWEVER, if you are wanting an organic and chemical free cleanser that is super gentle on the skin and not drying, this is worth getting. This would be a great morning cleanser or as a cleanser for minimal to no makeup days. It is 34.00USD so it's not cheap, but because more care goes in to harvesting the ingredients it's reasonable in my opinion.

You can get this at BB Cosmetics and use my code 'sarahomgb' to save some money on any of your purchases on the site. Use it, don't use it, I don't profit from codes, so… *imitating Janet Jackson* It's all for you, If you really want it~.

Thank You Farmer – Back To Iceland Cleansing Water & Peeling Cream

Hey guys!

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I am going to talk about two products from Thank You Farmer. This brand is pretty well known among the K-beauty community outside of Korea and there’s a steady brand following among the Korean consumers here. Thank You Farmer’s branding comes from the honesty that farmers represent and the natural ingredients they use in their products. The cleansing line from Thank You Farmer is called ‘Back To’ and the two products is the Iceland Cleansing Water and Iceland Peeling Cream. These two products use Iceland moss extract to gently cleanse and exfoliate the skin without dryness or tightness. I will also review the Dual Premium Cotton Pad from Thank You Farmer that I used with the cleansing water.

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Cleansing Water & Dual Premium Cotton Pad

I have always been a fan of cleansing waters because they don’t leave an oily residue and it’s great to use when I need to fix my makeup and not having to worry about having to rinse and moisturize again. It’s also easy to transport, soak it in some cotton pads and put in a little baggie! This cleansing water is 83% Iceland Moss extract and the other 17% is made up of other natural extracts. That’s a huge amount of an original extract ingredient. What’s good about Iceland moss? It has good purifying effects, natural antioxidant activity, anti-inflammatory, and not sure if this counts but, it immunomodulating effects, something to do with stimulating white cells. The last one probably doesn’t really have any effect in the cleansing water because it would most likely have to be taken as a drug.

The other extracts include cloudberry extract which is high in vitamin C and helps in skin hydration, witch hazel which helps with enlarged and clogged pores, lemongrass extract for brightening, papain for exfoliation, wintergreen leaf extract which is a plant derived salicylic acid, and peppermint leaf extract for soothing. It does have added fragrance but it doesn’t smell very strong. It has an herbal scent.

Performance

The cleansing water works quite well, I do have to go in with a second cleanse. I do this with after using any type of cleansing water. Waterproof mascara takes some time to get off but it will come off. If you get some of it in your eye it will sting! Be aware. I think that this cleansing water is not as soft as other cleansing waters I’ve used. It has a more exfoliating and slightly cooling effect. I do like that it is effective and it takes off my makeup without tugging and rubbing. It takes about 3 cotton pads until I get a 95% clean cotton pad. Afterwards my skin feels exfoliated, clean, and hydrated. You can use this as a cleansing toner as well. I would recommend this cleansing water if you want something more invigorating than I would really recommend this. However even though I say invigorating it’s still gentle on the skin. For 260 ml / 9.15 fl.oz. it costs 22,000KRW.

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Cotton Pad

The cotton pad is 100% cotton and it is an exfoliating type with a mesh side and a stripped embossed side. It is definitely not your regular cotton pad. I really like using it for cleansing and it is a perfect pair with the cleansing water. For 80 pads it costs 3,000KRW.

Peeling Cream

The peeling cream has the same concept as the cleansing water. This product has 48% of Iceland moss extract. It also has salicylic acid (BHA) and lactobionic acid (PHA) that helps exfoliate dead skin. Also it has Oligo Ha, which is hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid. The peeling that comes off when you rub is a plant based cellulose. The fragrance is very similar to the cleansing water.

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This should be used after you wash your face and dried it, I’ve tried it on damp skin but it just takes longer for the peeling to happen. When it does happen it works really nicely and when I go to rinse off my skin, it feels so smooth, silky, and brightened. This is a mild exfoliator and I think its great for all skin types because it just rolls off the dead skin cells with the plant pulp and not scratching like granule based exfoliators. For 150ml / 5.27 fl.oz. it costs 24,000KRW.

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Final Thoughts

I think this cleansing line is really nice! I thoroughly enjoyed this line. I wish I could have tried the cleansing foam as well. They are sold in Ulta and Cult Beauty! They have an online shop in Korean at www.tyfmall.co.kr.

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

Thanks for reading!

Nooni Snowflake Cleanser Review

Hi guys! This week flew by and we’re almost a week in of 2017. The Nooni Snowflake Cleanser is one of my first purchases this year. It’s been picked as Consumer’s Choice in the cleansing cream category on Glow Pick, a Korean beauty review website, last year for the month of June and July. I’d been eyeing it for such a long time and decided to finally purchase and try it for myself. I bought it on Memebox for 25,000KRW (120g). Let’s get into the review!

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The cleanser comes in a plastic jar with a pink scooper and protective lid. The cleanser reminds me of the Banila Co.’s Clean it Zero cleanser.The first four main ingredients both the Nooni cleanser and Banila Co. uses are mineral oil, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, PEG-20 Glyceral Triisostearate, and Polyethylene. Which are either emoilments, skin smoother, or skin conditioner. The Nooni cleansers added ingredients include shea butter, oxygen, lotus flower extract, satsuma peel extract, and kaolin (mineral clay). It does have added fragrance so beware if you have sensitive skin. The selling point of the cleanser is the Jeju oxygen water that claims to give a deep clean better than other cleansers made with regular water.

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The texture is like sherbert and melts instantly as it gets in contact with your skin and then turns into a cleansing oil formula, and when it gets in contact with water it turns into a milky lotion. It key features is that it removes thick makeup, purifies the pores, and removes impurities and excessive sebum. Well, I tested it and I believe it only did 70% of what it said. I was super disappointed with its cleansing power. This is a not a clean-it-all one step cleanser and double cleansing is necessary. I did as directed and I massaged for even longer the second AND third time I used it. At first after you dry your face it looks clean but I went ahead and rubbed around with a cotton pad with cleansing water on it and it picked up so much makeup! I don’t think I wear that much make up that it still left a film of makeup residue on my skin, and even if I did it claims that it removes thick makeup. Anyway, two good things about it would be that it’s not drying and it’s good at breaking the makeup down quickly.

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Although I am disappointed with this cleanser, I’m all for making products work somehow. I think this is a great second cleanser if you feel like you have some makeup left over from the first cleanse or using it to break down heavy makeup before doing a second cleanse. Also, another good way to use this is a clarifying massager. I think it’s a suitable cleanser in the morning if your skin feels congested.

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This is a product that worked so well on other people and not me so I’m a bit sad. It didn’t fail completely, but because I had to test it out multiple times to check if it was doing it’s job tells me that this product is a no go. I’ll finish using it however I won’t be repurchasing it. If you’ve tried this let me know your thoughts in the comments! Thanks for reading 😁.

NEOGEN Dermalogy Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling – 🍋LEMON🍋

Hey guys! It is officially fall in the northern hemisphere, and that means my skin is adjusting back to the chilly mornings and night and drying winds. I have been using the NEOGEN Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling regularly for the last couple months and it has been such a convenient way to exfoliate my skin. Also it has been particularly helpful to my skin during this seasonal transition. These peeling gauzes have been very popular in Korea for a while and with the loveable Honey Lee being the face of NEOGEN it’s hard not to take a second look and try what the buzz is about.

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There are 3 different types of gauze peels, wine, lemon, and green tea. I have the lemon one and it smells so good every time I open it up. The packaging is simple plastic jar, however it might seem a bit big for some, it takes up a lot of counter space. The gauze inside the jar is soaked up in the exfoliating juices ready for immediate use. The gauze is made up with 3 layers. The first layer is 100% cotton gauze, then a cushion pad, and the last layer is an embossed cotton pad. The middle layer is there to help the gauze layer not dry up as you exfoliate your skin and to hold the essence in the pad so that it doesn’t drip everywhere.

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To use first you start out with the gauze side and without any pressure, gently wipe around the face, neck, décolletage, or other problem areas. Then flip it over to the embossed cotton side and gently wipe off the leftover dead skin/dirt and tap the essence into the skin. Afterwards rinse it with lukewarm water and apply your regular skincare routine. At first when I tried it I thought the gauze peel felt too harsh but I was putting too much pressure than necessary, so just a note BE GENTLE. Other than that I love the gauze part, its much less abrasive than bead/seed/shell exfoliants. Also the essence is more of the exfoliant than the gauze itself.

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The essence is made up of lemon extract, lemongrass extract, papaya extract, soy bean extract, lactic acid, and glycol acid. The lemon brightens skin because of the high vitamin C content and the lemongrass helps with skin elasticity. Papaya is a natural skin renewing ingredient and the soybean helps with elasticity as well as moisturizing the skin. So for those of us who want clarified and bright looking skin this is the one to get.

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I love using it. It’s just so easy and fast to use. Each time I use it my skin looks brighter and smoother so it does what it says. I didn’t have any bad reactions to it. I also like to use it on my elbows after I use on my face and neck. I started using twice a week and now I just use it once a week since I use other exfoliants. I really want to try the wine ones because wine… 😋. Each jar has 30 pads and goes for 22,900KRW (760KRW per pad). These are available to purchase on Sephora too.

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yay for brighter looking skin!

Thanks for reading and I’ll be back with a new review for you next week! Follow me on social media- Instagram, Facebook, tumblr, Twitter @ohmyglossblog.com

 

My All-time Favorite Cleansing from Aritaum

Hello guys and gals! Today I wanted to share with you my favorite cleansing line that I have bought again and again from Aritaum, and that Ppo-oyan (Miso). Let me just start by explaining the name since it’s not ‘Englishified’. PPo-oyan means to bloom or rise up, and there is another word with the similar sound and spelling without the extra ‘o’ which means milky-white. The Hanja on the bottom is ‘miso’ which means smile. So to conclude, the name is a play on words to describe the blooming effects of it’s fermented ingredients on one’s face. I could go on but I’ll stop here, the Korean language is so interesting when beauty is involved :).

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The featured ingredients are fermented rice, bean, and barley. The fermented water and fermented oil work together to melt off the heaviest makeup with ease while hydrating the skin. The lip&eye remover the base oil is coconut. I really love the lip&eye remover, it’s not too greasy or too watery, and it really takes the makeup off so easily so I don’t have to worry about tugging around the eyes. The cleansing oil is also great, on days with lighter makeup I can just use this and my skin feels squeaky clean, but not dry. This stuff is also great for sensitive skin.

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The price is the best part of it, for a product that works so well it’s very affordable. All of the Ppo-oyan products are 13,000KRW and down. The bigger sized lip&eye remover is 11,000KRW for 250mL and the cleansing oil is 13,000. I also like to buy the wipes which are 8,000KRW for 40 wipes (200KRW per wipe). If you wear makeup everyday I really recommend that you try these products out. I love them and I hope you will too!

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Organic and Environmentally Safe Korean Skincare from RE:P-Real Elemental Practice

Hey guys! Today I’m going to share my review on two re:p products, the Gentle Face Cleaning Remover Pad and the Organic Cotton Treatment Toning Pad. Re:p stands for real Elemental Practice and this skincare line focuses on raw organic ingredients, environmentally responsible and cruelty free beauty, only using ingredients that helps the skin. This line is developed by Neogen Labs who also develop Neogen Dermalogy and Neogen Code 9 products. I’ve used Neogen products before and I have to say that I have absolute trust that they use the best ingredients and formulas because I see the results after using each product. Let’s get on with the review!


The toning pad and remover pad come in recycled boxes printed with soy ink and the pads are in simple yet sturdy frosted plastic jars, which can be reused and/or recycled. The cottons pads are pre-soaked and ready to use whenever.The remover has 70 large round pads and the toner has 90 regular sized round pads. Both smell like floral herbs and doesn’t have a artificial smell to it. The toning pads have a woven gauze back and a soft cotton side. The remover pads are soft on both sides so you can wipe the entire face with one side and use the other side for extra cleaning. Both pads are well soaked and I think you get enough product for the entire face.

Both products are formulated without 6 major parabens (preservatives), sorbic acid (preservative), SLES (possible irritant), animal ingredients (safe for vegans), benzyl alcohol (preservative), petrollithium (nonrenewable resource), mineral oil (nonrenewable resource), propylene glycol (possible irritant), BHA and BHT (possible irritant). I don’t think that these ingredients are bad, but if they didn’t need to use them I’m fine without them. So I’ve listed what they don’t have, here is a list of what they do have. These two products are formulated with natural origin ingredients that have been organically grown. In the remover pads it is formulated with rose (revitalises and brightens), jojoba (moisturizes and softens), tea tree (calms and refines pores), rosemary (purifies and soothes skin). The toning pads are formulated with calendula (skin recovery and soothing), camomile (retexturizes and protects), and lavender (revitalises and reinforces firmness).

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I really like the remover pads because its so easy to use and it does remove most of my makeup. I do have to use about three to four pads get take off full makeup. It takes off my waterproof eyeliner, lipstick, and foundation easily, but waterproof mascara is a little bit more resistant to it probably because it more water based than oil based. However if I press the pad on my eye for a couple minutes the mascara starts to breakdown. Still I had to rub it around to get it off.

Afterwards the wipe didn’t dry out my skin, it has a toner feel to it so my skin felt comfortable even after cleaning off the makeup and it didn’t irritate my skin or eyes. The formula is very gentle but all the while very effective. Like all makeup wipes there’s going to be traces of makeup left on your skin because you’re just moving the makeup around, so I do recommend that you at least rinse your face or do a second cleansing.

ORGANIC COTTON TREATMENT TONING PAD 


The toning pads are so convenient to use. I really love the dual sides that it has. I can use the cotton gauze side to gently remove dead skin cells and impurities and then flip it over to the soft cotton side to allow the toner to let the toner be absorbed in to the skin. It also leaves the skin feeling smooth, moisturized, and for me it had a slight brightening effect. The each pads hold a lot of product so you only need to use one for the face and neck. 

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I used these products together and I think they are a great duo. The remover is 33,000KRW and the toner is 37,000KRW. I hope you found this review helpful and this is a must try if you’re looking for organic/raw/cruelty free Korean products.

Son and Park 💦Beauty Water💦 Review!

How’s it going Oh My Glossers! I hope you had a wild week catching Pokemon on Pokemon Go… if you’re into that kind of stuff. I wish it came out in Korea already! Then I’ll have  something new to be obsessed about hahaha. Just kidding, my beauty obsession will always be number one, sorry Pikachu. This post is going to be one of those reviews that other beauty bloggers have blogged about many times and a while ago, but hey I’m bring it back y’all. The Son and Park Beauty Water is a must have or a must try for Kbeauty or just any skincare beauty lovers out there!

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The Beauty Water’s popularity rose when it became known to the public that Korean celebrities were all about this product. It claims that it’s neither a toner nor a cleansing water… so what is it? To put it simply it’s a multifunctional skincare product. You can use it as a toner and a cleansing water that exfoliates, hydrates, and softens the skin. You can use it anytime, in the morning instead of soap and water, before the gym to wipe off makeup, to prep your skin before applying makeup, refresh your skin during the day by putting it in a spray bottle, you can wet some cotton pads to make a sheet mask, use it as the last step in your cleansing routine, and you can take some of it on the plane to freshen up during flight. The possibilities are endless.

The multipurpose part of it is great, but how does it perform? I have to say that this is the best product Son and Park has come out with. It’s such a simple product, but because it can do so many things it gets so many wins. The ingredients list is pretty impressive too. 94% of it is of natural origin, there are 20 ingredients that moisturises, brightens, softens the skin like Damask Rose, orange extract, and papaya fruit. Also it uses coconut, corn, potato, and wheat ingredients to gently exfoliate and cleanse the skin. It’s the perfect tonic for dewy skin anytime and for anyone. I usually use a cotton pad to gently wipe all over my skin or pat it on to the skin if I don’t have a cotton pad available.

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The Beauty Water is a really approachable product that it doesn’t seem to be a overly Korean beauty product. It can really cross beauty borders without being labelled as “Asian skincare”. The packaging itself is really plain, but at the same time very sleek and sophisticated. It screams “I AM AN ESSENTIAL PART OF YOUR BEAUTY REGIME!”. If you can get your hand on one, it will change you for the better. It’s not overly sticky or drying, and its gentle enough for sensitive skin types. The 340mL goes for 25,000KRW and they also sell a 500mL for 39,000KRW.