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.


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.


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!


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!

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).


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.


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. 

This time I used the remover and the toner together.

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.