I applied for @leegeehaam_global’s review event and was lucky enough to be one of the winners to try their hope 5a control cream which i’ve been really wanting to try since it sounds like a great moisturizer for someone who has oily skin. 🙋🏻♀️ thank you, leegeehaam! 💖⠀
upon opening the package, i immediately tried the product on the back of my hand. i took quite a lot of the cream and thought that there was no way my skin would absorb everything but to my surprise, the cream sunk in well with no sticky feeling. when i applied it on my face, it left my skin feeling soft without a shiny/greasy finish. this morning, i unintentionally applied a little too much again and it just absorbed beautifully! and lastly, it seems like my skin doesn’t get as oily as normal! so far, so good! these are just my initial thoughts about the product and i will continue using this daily and post a final review in a couple of weeks. 😊
2 days ago
Aha & bha — a quick guide, no fancy schmancy science terms except for the ingredients lol. just in case you’re wondering what you should use for your skin type and concerns.
🔸 #theordinary mandelic acid
🔸 #theordinary glycolic acid toning solution
🔹 #theordinary salicylic acid
🔹 #cosrx bha blackhead power liquid
aha & bha blends
🔺 #drunkelephant tlc framboos glycolic night serum
🔺 #theordinary aha 30% + bha 2% peeling solution
🔵 #innisfree orchid enriched cream
🔵 #peterthomasroth cucumber gel mask
🔵 #formula1006 sea side glow hydrating peel mask
🔵 #huxley sleeping mask
🔵 #neutrogena hydro boost water gel w/ sunscreen
✨skin savers ✨
i can finally say that my breakout has passed! i had a bad reaction to a product about 4 months ago, but no hard feelings because i know that not everyones's skin is the same so not everything will work on everyone.
but now my skin is the best its looked in months, no more acne scars, bumps, etc.
ps. when i started my skin was pretty resilient and i definitely feel like i was too harsh on my skin for the first month or so of my breakout so now i've sensitized my skin 🤦🏻♀️
✨in the am i used #glossier milky jelly cleanser. its a gentle and moisturizing cleanser which is what my skin really needs especially with how drying lactacyd was.
my usual makeup routine also changed a bit, i only put on what i really needed - brows and concealer. .
✨#thebodyshop tea tree daily imperfections solution has been a day and night staple. if i could reapply it in the middle of the day i would. it calms redness and mild bumps almsot instantly. i'll use a few drops and let it sink in before applying moisturizer. .
✨in the pm i would remove make up with micellar water then cleanse with #lactacyd which does wonders for drying out pimples, but it dries out your entire face in the process. then i use #thefaceshop jeju 99% aloe vera gel. its very hydrating without being greasy or oily. it just makes your skin feel so plump. aloe vera is great for acne scars, evening out skin tone, and it has antibacterial healing properties. its also very fun to use because it feels like jelly. .
✨#aztecsecret indian healing clay for getting rid of the bumpiness on my skin and for deep cleaning my pores. it smoothed my skin out considerably in one use - amazing. .
✨#glossier solution (np) although i haven't been using it consistently. it has helped with breakouts and helps prep skin for serums to better absorb. .
2 days ago
🏝💛☀️ wana use up all your samples and save space while travelling?? put em all in a cute cardholder! thanks marta @sailorskinlefay for this cute cardholder and for this genius tip! 😚
🐌 cosrx advanced snail 96 mucin power essence and advanced snail all in one cream~ used these two already and i think i wana get them since my snail stuff are running low~ sinks fast and leaves my skin velvety plush and glowing
☁️ face shop dr. belmeur foam cleanser
💧 purito pure hyaluronic acid 90 serum and deep sea pure water cream
🍯 etude house honey cera cream
🌱 manyo factory herb green jelly skin
🍃 apieu nonco mastic calming cream
🎋 benton aloe propolis soothing gel
2 days ago
Cooling & refreshing treats to #beatthesummerheat 🌬☀️
- #innisfree green tea mint fresh shampoo & scalp conditioner - this has minimal cooling effect, keeps the hair smelling clean and fresh, i like the conditioner more, it soothes the scalp & reduces flaking.☺️ also i noticed how less greasy my hair has been 🤭✨
- #benton aloe propolis soothing gel - i love this!💚 immediate love! it soothes my sensitive skin instantly even when i have allergies.✨ aloe & propolis combo is just love.🤭 also chilled in my fridge and it’s amazing!🤭
- #beautybakery witch hazel mist og mist. affordable and naturally raw.☺️ i love how this keeps skin fresh and chilled for hot hot days ahead.❄️
- #alwayssunday minty matcha - even if it’s for oily skin, i still opted for something cooling for the summer weather. this smells menthol and is refreshing too, probably too basic for my liking but its still a good regular mist.☺️ i even use it on my body! hehe ❄️
- #thebodyshop tea tree skin clearing mask - i have always been a mask kind of gal so i enjoyed this a lot. i use it as spot treatment or all over the face.☺️ i always look forward to this insta-cool product.❄️ ‘
- #sageandtera icky green goo - cooling and smoothens the face post masking. i like it a lot. a sensitive skin approved clay mask.☺️ - #gigaph peppermint soap - my fave! a really good affordable find to beat the heat. it is cooling and it smells like candy canes.🤭💕
- #rrawph cucumber toner - i put this in the fridge and it is an instant refresher. smells like raw cucumber and is absorbed well by the skin, i also have this on a spray bottle and use it as a mist some days.💚
2 days ago
Spotted an almost full range of #cosrx products in watsons sm mall of asia! the prices weren't posted on the shelves yet so the sales assistant, sarah, volunteered to write them down for me to share. swipe to the 2nd pic for the prices 😄 thank you so much, sarah!
p.s. sarah gave me a little scoop... she said some cosrx items will be on sale next week! not sure if i’ll be able to check it out by then but if you happen to visit moa next week, make sure to check watsons!
3 days ago
I've hear of mist serums before. i figured they are for dry to normal skin types. however, the cute packaging of the mist serum bulgarian rose water from #heimish won me over.
the mist serum aims to soothe your troubled skin and provide moisture and nourishment to the skin. it contains 88% bulgarian rose. it also contains niacinamide, portulaca oleracea extract, nelumbo nucifera flower extract, pelargonium graveolens flower oil, orange peel oil, and rosa damascena flower oil.
the mist serum smells like milky roses which i love. it also feels moisturizing and hydrating once applied. i usually spray this on after acids in the evenings. it feels heavier than other mists, almost like an essence. it has a creamy feel to it. i also like using this when my skin is feeling dehydrated. it sprays a fine and it instantly softens and moisturizes my skin. for those with dry skin types, they mix oil with their foundations, for someone with oily skin like me, i like spraying this on my face and my application before foundations to create a dewy look.
💚🏝😌 pm routine~ back from the beach! wanted to use my acids so bad but it might ruin my already sun damaged skin so i opted for some gentle exfoliating pads~
💥 cosrx one step pimple clear pad~ this is helps unclog my pores and lessen blackheads~ keeps my skin smoother and glowy
💦 cosrx one step moisture up pad~ with hyaluronic acid and propolis to hydrate and heal
🌱 natural pacific fresh green tea seed serum~ my skin is clearer and calmer with this, love the soothing effect
🦄 laneige lavender water sleeping pack~ i feel this is denser than the original one, too medicinal for me but still makes my skin glowing and plump
👄 fresh sugar rosé lip treatment~ my fave variant so far~ it feels luxe but not sticky and i love how my lips are smoother and plumper the next day
Hyaluronic acid is produced naturally in the body as well as nature and yields amazing moisturizing and anti-aging benefits for the skin. we’ve combined this miracle acid along with seaweed extract and water to create the go to daily moisturizer for oily, problematic and normal skin types. this is our daily hyaluronic serum and it will never steer you wrong.
i wanted to start a new series on my page where i just give you guys tips and tricks or maybe some info that i've learned about some skincare products!
so this first tip tuesday is this super acne fighting mask!
• 1 tbsp of bentonite clay • 1/2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar • 1/2 tbsp of honey • 1-2 drops of tea tree oil
i've been experimenting woth this aztec healing clay mask and although just using it alone with some acv is great, it really really irritates my skin. too the point that my skin would feel so red, painful, and sensitive for the next couple of days- from the reviews and instructions i've read in the website, the sensitivity is not supposed to last that long. adding a bit of honey in this mask makes it so much more soothing and calming on my skin (plus it helps with the acv stink). also, a couple drops of tea tree oil really help minimize the size of my pimples. i can't use tea tree oil alone (even as a spot treatment) because my skin hates it, so having it on for only 15 minutes or so doesn't irritate my skin and helps lessen the redness of my zits.
ever since using this i've noticed a decrease in my pimples and my skin doesn't get as sensitive as it does when i just use the clay and acv.
try it out for yourself and tell me what you think below!