i woke up like this
Hey guys! I have been so excited to share with you my new found favorite skincare brand! It’s a Korean beauty brand trendily named, i woke up like this, or IWLT for short. IWLT aims to use both natural ingredients along side Bio-technology. I received the Hydra Luxurious oil along with two other IWLT products, the Hydra Balancing Rose Mist and the Whitening Concentrate Treatment Mask. I will review those down below, but first I really have to tell you about this oil!
HYDRA LUXURIOUS ROSE OIL
Why Face Oil? & IWLT Oil Formula
Oils might be something that might sound a little frightening to some, but actually oils can be very beneficial for your skin. It can treat lines, protect the skin, and boost radiance. So instead of trying to strip oils from your skin with harsh products balance your skin by using oils. There are some oils that are more suitable for certain skin types. The base oil in IWLT is a mix of olive oil, sweet almond oil, apple seed oil, and jojoba oil.
- Olive oil is a natural antioxidant, and is packed with vitamin A, D, K, and E. It moisturizes and fights bacteria.
- Sweet almond oil (personal fave) has high antioxidant vitamin E content and great for dry skin suffers. It absorbs quickly
- Apple seed oil is rich in fatty acids stimulate collagen synthesis natural UV filtration, the antioxidants can help treat acne
- Jojoba oil is a very light oil that stops your skin from over production of oil so it’s great for oily skin types.
The IWLT oil also contains squalene, added vitamin E in the form of tocopherol acetate, camomile extract, and may rose extract water, and rose oil. It does include fragrance, but I didn’t have any bad reactions. The rose smell is amazing! It’s just so relaxing and soothing, perfect for an uplifting morning or a relaxing evening.
Texture and Uses
The texture and feel is very light and it absorbs very quickly into the skin. It’s not sticky either. It’s like a hybrid between a dry oil and a heavy oil. Just the right amount of hydration and the result is a glowy finish. A little bit goes a long way so I use about three drops after essence/serum and then seal everything with face cream. Sometimes I mix it with my face cream. Even adding a drop or two into my foundation gives me dewy finish that looks oh so pretty!
Is it luxurious as it says?
I love this oil! It’s one of the best oils for everyone and every season. It’s not too heavy and it’s smells divine. It’s very hydrating and softens my skin quickly and deeply. I really like it, actually no, I love it! I have been adding and using it with everything like my face cream, foundations, and before and after sheet masking. It’s such a very nicely formulated face oil and the dropper makes it that much easier to use. One bottle contains 30ml/1.01 fl.oz. I have been using it regularly and haven’t made a dent, so it will last you quite a while. The oil cost 39,000KRW and for overseas consumers you can purchase it on Amazon for 37.00USD!
HYDRA BALANCING ROSE MIST
The thing about mists…
They can be a hit or mist for me, see what I did there? Ba dum cheee~ There are some that feel amazing on my skin and it hydrates my skin back to life. Then there are some that I feel like I just spritz with fragranced water. With the IWLT mist is the initial, thank God. I hate it when mists are meh. Anyway, this mist is formulated with hyaluronic acid, ceramide 3, and pycnolgenol. What are these you ask? Well, many of you know about hyaluronic acid it is a lubricating fluid that’s naturally found in the skin, eyes, joints, fluid and connective tissue. It’s a powerful moisture-binding ingredient that keeps skin plump and hydrated and youthful. Ceramide 3 is one of several molecules in the category of ceramides. Ceramides are waxy substances found in the membranes of cells. Ceramides are beneficial for reinforcing the natural water retention barrier in dry skin. They promote long-term moisturization and help to protect skin from harmful external influences. Ceramides play a major role in the water retention of skin cells. As for pycnolgenol it is a pine bark extract slows aging and used to maintain healthy skin.
What’s it like?
First, the spray nozzle is good, its not a fog mist one but it does its job and sprays a fine mist all over. The formula is very light weight and absorbs quickly, so no crazy fanning the face necessary. It is also made with may rose water so it smells so good every time you spritz. The smell isn’t overwhelming, it’s very soft and gentle. It keeps my skin moisturized for a long time. It’s a great mist for all year around. I would recommend it for any skin type! For 60ml/2.02 fl.oz. it costs 25,000KRW and on Amazon it is 25.00USD (on sale) 30.00USD usually.
WHITENING CONCENTRATE TREATMENT MASK
This mask, long pause, has the SOFTEST sheet. It seriously feels like silk on your skin. The sheet mask is drenched with the essence. The micro fiber sheet is thin and adheres well and it doesn’t move around or slip down. The fit is perfect on my face. Yay!
Effect of the Essence
In each pouch there is 23ml /0.77 fl. oz. So there is a lot of essence left over. The essence has 3 main ingredients, vitamin C (ascorbic acid), pearl powder, niacinamide. These are all skin whitening and brightening ingredients. It is a light watery creamy texture. It is very moisturizing, nourishing, and brightens the skin. It is a great sheet mask. The smell is flowery and fresh, not very strong. These masks come in 6 packs on Amazon for 45.00USD. It is 8,000KRW for one or 45,000KRW for the box.
IWLT is a fine, fine brand that I am so happy to have tried and love using. All of these products are all 100% quality. These were gifted to me and it has been the best skincare gifts I’ve received. I really recommend these IWLT products. Click here to reach the IWLT Korean site.