Saturday, 22 July 2017

Review: Nature Republic Real Nature Hydrogel Mask

Product: Nature Republic Real Nature Hydrogel Mask

What I like about it:

I absolutely love the effects of hydrogel masks. They really make whatever product and essence sink into your skin.

I like Nature Republic's Honey mask for soothing and moisturizing and the Pomegranate mask for brightening.

Nature Republic is also a readily available and inexpensive Korean roadshop brand.

What I dislike about it:

While hydrogel masks are really effective for maximum absorption for your skin, they are quite finicky to use. Nature Republic's masks are two part, which makes it slightly easier to put on. One for the top part of your face and one for the bottom part.

Overall, I recommend anyone to try a hydrogel mask because it is so effective, especially for moisture. 

Rating: 4/5  

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Review: Supergoop! Forever Young Hand Cream With Sea Buckthorn SPF 40

Product: Supergoop Forever Young Hand Cream with Sea Buckthorn SPF 40

What I like about it: 

A well-packaged (small, flat and the cap locks shut) nifty tube of sunscreen. 

It's a cute and convenient idea, and reminds you that our hands need sun protection as well. 

I also love the smell, a gentle floral scent with herbal undertones. 

What I dislike about it:

It's pricey and any bottle of sunscreen would serve the same purpose. 

However, overall, I do like the high SPF and the formula (good ingredients, lightweight) and it is convenient to carry around. 

Rating: 3.5/5

Review: Polatam Moisturising Sheet Mask / Water Gel Extra Force

Product: Polatam Moisturising Sheet Mask / Optimal Repairing / Water Gel Extra Force

What I like about it:

These korean masks are very unique in material, elevating your sheet mask experience to a new level.

The Polatam masks are made of Cupro fibre, which makes them extra thin and breathable, as well as adhering to your skin perfectly. They feel super soft and are absolutely soaked in essence.

The masks are also free of parabens, synthetic dyes and mineral oils, perfect for my sensitive skin.

What I dislike about it:

I really enjoyed the feel of these masks and the ultra-hydrating effect I get. The only con would be that it's not super easily available and can be pricy outside of Korea.

Overall, a luxurious feeling mask with hydrating and brightening properties that work.

Rating: 5/5

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Review: Caudalie Grape Water Spray (Eau De Raisin)


Product: Caudalie Eau De Raisin Grape Water

What I like about it:

This is a hydrating mist spray that claims to contain grape water made from 100% organic grapes, is preservative-free and fragrance-free, which is well-suited for my sensitive skin.

I particularly like that the bottle states that there is no need to blot after spraying. This is very important given that it is an often overlooked fact that most water sprays / face mists need to be blotted or patted off after spraying so as to prevent dryness when the water evaporates off your face (e.g. Evian water sprays).

The spray is very refreshing and has a strong scent of grapes.

What I dislike about it:

I can’t really say that this provides significant hydration and the spray could be more fine (in terms of size of droplets). 

Overall, the spray is great for sensitive skin, provides a refreshing pick-me-up midday, and would be a delight to anyone who loves the scent of grapes.

Rating: 4/5

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Review: Hanyul Rice Essential Skin Softener


Product: Hanyul Rice Essential Skin Softener

What I like about it:

This is a really interesting product that is a combination of a toner and moisturizer that feels almost gel-like.

It is amazing for refining skin texture and providing a decent amount of moisture to your skin.

What I dislike about it:

The packaging makes it a little difficult to dispense product.

Overall highly recommend for oilier skin types or summer months as a one-stop toner/light moisturizer.

Rating: 5/5 

Friday, 31 March 2017

Review: seaNtree 100 Mask Sheet

Product: SEANTREE 100 Mask Sheet

What I like about it:

My favourite are the snail masks and collagen masks.

They are a comfortable cotton fit. The essence is sufficient and a 15 minute mask session makes my skin plump and hydrated.

What I dislike about it:

There is a slight fragrance but it doesn't bother my sensitive skin.

Overall, an affordable basic every day mask that works well.

Rating: 4/5

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Review: CHIFURE Q10 Essential Cream

Product: Chifure Q10 Essential Cream/ CHIFURE Anti-Oxidants Night Cream

What I like about it:

A rich night cream perfect for fall and winter. Feels luxurious on your skin and has a bit of a tightening effect. The Q10 is also beneficial for moisture and anti-ageing.

I really like this brand and this product because it is targeted at sensitive skin. The Q10 night cream is fragrance-free and CHIFURE is generally well-known as a clean/natural brand.

What I dislike about it:

Jar packaging is generally not ideal for hygienic reasons and destabilizes active ingredients. The jar itself is 30g, which is a small sized tub (great for travel) but this is justified by its drugstore price.

Overall, the Chifure Q10 essential cream is an excellent night cream for sensitive skin.

Rating: 4.5/5