Review for the #imfrom ginseng serum requested by @dehanous ❤️. feel free to request any other reviews & i'll do my best to covering it either here or in a video☺️.
- nourish skin w/ ginseng extract - improve wrinkles & elasticity
- purify skin with antioxidants.
- $28-30 usd.
- you can find it on wishtrend.com, ebay or amazon :).
the texture is a bit on the thicker side and leaves a slightly sticky feel but it absorbs completely after a few minutes.
i don't have any big fine lines are wrinkles but i love to apply this all over and under my eyes for extra moisture and give my skin a boost of moisture! it leaves my face looking & feeling super smooth & nourished which i love!
- contains no additives.
-improves texture of my skin.
- feels a little sticky when first applied
- a bit pricier
- has a light scent that might bother some.
i love this serum but i also love my missha time revolution night repair ampoule. i find both to be very similar but this particular one is great due to the nourishing natural extracts & ingredients. definitely worth a shot if you have lack luster skin or looking for some anti-aging properties :).
thank you again for the request & i hope this was helpful!
🌃tonight's pm routine to wind down the weekend:
🌙#healavie cleansing oil gel. i swapped this in to replace my heimish all clean balm, which i still have some left and will use it for travelling.
🌙#freshbeauty soy face cleanser
🌙#thefaceshop white jewel peeling exfoliant. i'm only doing physical exfoliation today as my skin was getting a bit flaky, so giving it a break from the chemical treatment.
🌙#cosrx galactomyces 95 whitening power essence, this has now replaced the missha fte. i'm going to be doing a post on comparing the two of them soon, so stay tuned for it.
🌙#sshabav meangirl 8 second essence
🌙#soroci repair skin softener
🌙#jayjun real water brightening black mask for day 24 - autumnal - of the #maskmadness challenge hosted by @mapletreeblog, @maskaddict, and @miirushop. this mask is only 'autumnal' because if the colour scheme of the packaging...😅 i didn't use the first step, as i read that the cleanser has a pretty high ph. the second step essence is more of a gel-like serum that has no fragrance; there was enough product for more than one use. the mask itself felt cooling and soothing on my skin, but the end result overall was quite underwhelming. for a multi-step mask claiming to brighten my skin, i was expecting at least some evening of my skin tone, if not an actual brightening effect, but i didn't notice any improvement except some hydration when i removed the mask. too bad that it didn't work out for me because i've read some good reviews! i hate it when ymmv applies.
🌙#origins high-potency night-a-mins oil-free renewal cream
I haven't been posting as frequently because i've been busy with readings and revision! i've a mid-term tomorrow and 3 the following week so i've just been studying! i've been reaching for this skincare routine recently✨ it's quick, convenient and hydrating enough. i mix 1 drop of the propolis ampoule with this innisfree aloe sleeping pack (yes, light enough for daytime usage!) then put on laneige's water bank eye gel and innisfree's daily uv protection cream 🌼i've also been using innisfree's repairing oil hair serum for the past 5 days and it's really good 👍🏻 it smells like baby oil and i can really tell a difference in my hair texture and shine after using it! it's $19 though, which is kinda pricey to me because it's only 40ml. between this and mise en scene hair serum, i would probably repurchase the mise en scene one as it's much cheaper, it's 70ml instead of 40ml and it's only slightly less hydrating than the innisfree one! lastly, i spritz on my jour d'hermes perfume and i'm done. i've had this perfume since 2014; it was my christmas gift from my bf. about time i finish using it! i have a 30ml back up though because this is practically the only perfume that i can wear without my bf sneezing or getting a headache 😂 i used to use my taylor swift perfume, which was my 17th birthday gift from my parents and i really like it because the bottle was so pretty but it made me sneeze and sometimes gave me a headache so i had to stop using it. and then when i was 18, i used to use vs' strawberries and champagne body mist that my girlfriend from secondary school got for me. whenever i smell it now, it reminds me of friday nights when i would take the bus to pick my bf up after he booked out from army camp (in singapore, the guys go through 2 years of compulsory national service). ahh, scents and their memories 😌
I am already missing @siriuslyimkitten's challenge for sept!! i will keep trying to mask everyday for the rest of the month 😊. .
skin food bird's nest .
i wasn't sure about the bird's nest extract, but i read a little about it. swiftlets (bird common in south asia) make their nests with layers of hardened saliva and it's used in some skincare. .
the fit was nice. i left on for 20 minutes and it didn't dry out. scent was mild floral/citrus and smelled really nice and light. .
i will not be repurchasing anything with bird's nest extract in it, as it looks like the harvesting of these nests is harming the population of swiftlets. i received this mask in my winbeauty subscription that i have canceled. (the red on the package was from the lippie that leaked in shipping.) .
We're pampering ourselves with masks as we enter day 25 of the #glowseptemberskincarechallenge 🦋favorite part of your routine .
hands down, my favorite part of my routine is using and testing out various types of face masks. there is a mask for every skin concern and i use masking as not only an approach to taking care of my skin, but also as a means of #selfcare to help myself unwind and relax. each week, i try to mask at least 3-4x to give my mind and body extra loving care. .
💧@herbivorebotanicals blue tansy aha + bha resurfacing and clarifying mask- i've used this lovely exfoliating mask previously, but was excited to obtain a sample size version in the @sephora sephora favorites scouted by sephora set (which i highly recommend checking out). this mask is a thick, runny gel formulation is aimed at gently exfoliating, removing dead skin cells and revealing a more smooth complexion. the blue tansy oil helps to calm redness and irritation which serves as a nice compliment while using acids. this mask has a place in my glow-inducing product arsenal and is perfect for when you want to clarify and hit the reset button on your skin. .
🍯 @farmacybeauty honey potion renewing antioxidant hydration mask- this warming massage mask is one that i've had my eye on to try for awhile. it claims to boost hydration and radiance, while clearing the skin. now that i have the miniature version, i plan to integrate this mask into my #skincaresunday routines to fuse facial massage and masking into one calming ritual. .
💦 @caudalie moisturizing mask- i use this mask when my skin is feeling extra dry, stressed or sensitive from acid exfoliation. the mask is a creamy, white lotion-like product that helps with soothing the skin, decreasing redness and tightness and it provides vital hydration when my skin is lacking. .
🍍 @renskincare glycol lactic radiance renewal mask is an aha-based peel mask targeted at smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, minimizing the appearance of pores and eradicating dullness and uneven skin texture. the mask has a light orange, marmalade-like consistency and goes on feeling a bit sticky. *review continues in the comments below 👇🏼
wander off. smell the air.
enjoy this beautiful place 🌸
▪️neogen real fresh foam cereal
▪️cosrx one step pimple clear pad
▪️son & park beauty water
▪️huxley oil essence
▪️mizon snail repair intensive ampoule
▪️the body shop vitamin c eye roller
▪️cosrx moisturising lotion
▪️missha all around safe block
hope everyone’s having a good day!
Finding an effective vitamin c serum that doesn't irritate skin can be hard. but @femmue’s lumiere vital c serum employs a stabilized vitamin c derivative, which effectively helps even skin tone, brighten dark spots, and refine texture while still soothing skin. -
#linkinbio 👆 to shop!
Have not tried the numero 10 essence yet? here's what @beautifulbuns_sg thinks about it: "after just a couple of weeks of usage (on the left half of my face), i have actually noticed my skin getting brighter and clearer. woah. -mindblown-"
so here's the thing. just yesterday, i had about 6 cystic acne on my face, 2 of which are very visible. so last night, i used #esfolio#birdsnestessence mask sheet and directly after taking it off, i noticed that one of the cysts developed a head. after drying the essence on my face, i applied #cosrx#acnepimplemasterpatch on those two cysts, expecting them to just reduce in size because the cosrx acne patches have never worked on my cysts. until today. .
look at my stories to see the 2 cysts already popped, thanks to the 2 products i used yesterday - @esfolio bird's nest essence mask and @cosrx acne pimple master patch. i am so so happy because it is monday and i am going back to work. i kinda regret buying the snoe beauty cystic buffering solution last night, although i read some good reviews about it. .
that's it! i just wanted to share because i was really happy. 😊 i never thought i'd be so thankful i tried a weird sheet mask ❤️
For #maskmadness day 24: autumnal, i chose #rosee sip jangseang oriental herb essence mask - the packaging just reminded me of turning fall foliage
🍁 found for $2 at my local asian grocery
🍂 essence squirted out upon opening, so very liquid product
🍁 definite herbal "hanbang" scent, but not overpowering to me
🍂 fit is weird; too thin for my face and a lot of extra fabric around the jaw though it was long enough
🍁 adherence is pretty good, considering i was walking around doing things like laundry - slipped a little by creasing at the eyebrows
🍂 i wore it for 30 minutes and the inside was still a bit damp
🍁 product sank in pretty well
🍂 tacky residue still some 10 minutes later
🍁 skin feels plump and hydrated - will have to get back to you about the instant anti-aging effects and nourishment
🍂 verdict: decent mask, would use again
My two worst enemies: waking up early and pimples. one i can’t control, one i can. my favorite solution to pimples are tea tree oil or sheet masks with tea tree/peppermint. combating pimples is always so tricky, but tea tree anything seems to do the trick most of the time!