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I used to be really bad with cleansing but I have been rather religious with it since I got into k-beauty (thank goodness). I usually shift between cleansing balms or cleansing oils, mostly just dependent on what I’m testing out at the time; I don’t really have a formula preference but I do want something that is super effective on waterproof make up and also quick to use in the shower.
Lately, I’ve been using the Blackout Perfect Cleansing Oil from APLB. This was one of the products that StyleStory had sent for me to review and – seriously – it’s so good! I have been using this every day since receiving it and I think this has set a new standard for cleansing oils for me. Previously, I’ve enjoyed the Banila Co Clean it Zero Balm and Neogen Real Cica Micellar Cleansing Oil but even they pale (if only just a little) in comparison.
The Blackout Perfect Cleansing Oil is available on the StyleStory website for AUD$32.95 and, of course, they do free shipping for all Australian orders over AUD$60 too. Pop onto their website to check this out (I highly recommend it) but, before you do…
Let’s get into this review!
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Acne and break outs aren’t an issue for everyone (those lucky ducks) but I have personally never met someone who would say no to clear skin. I used to get quite a handful of pimples around high school time but never had acne or problem skin, so to speak. However, my skin type has been changing a lot lately, possibly due to aging as well as a very hectic lifestyle – so I have been trying out a bunch of different anti-acne products.
Some have worked really well for me, some not at all and others were too strong.
It was at this time that Neogen released their new A-Clear Soothing Line and I couldn’t have been more excited to try it out. Their products have been really good for my skin and I had very high expectations for these new releases. Here, I have almost their full A-Clear Soothing collection:
I am missing their A-Clear Aid Soothing Spot Patch, but I will likely purchase them myself soon – once I run out of the ones I am currently working through. For what I do have, I haven’t managed to try out everything extensively yet but will be giving you a good overview of their new releases, as well as giving you my personal thoughts and impressions when I can!
Let’s get into this!
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This is going to be a short post because, unfortunately, these cleansing products didn’t really work out for me – in fact, one of them broke me out. In retrospect, I don’t think that I had a very good time with KLAVUU products (which is surprising because a lot of people legitimately love them). I am thinking that one of their core ingredients just don’t work very well with my skin, which is a shame because I really wanted to love these.
Out of their cleansing products, StyleKorean sent me two from their Pure Pearlsation line – the Cleansing Oil and the Revitalizing Facial Cleansing Foam. As they naturally sit together as a two step cleansing routine, I originally tried them out together but had to drop one completely within a day!
So, if you want to know about my experiences with these products, which one didn’t work for me and what other recommendations I have instead – read on.
This product was provided to me by Althea for my honest review. Affiliate links are not used in this post.
Hands up if you want to take good care of your skin but never have the time for daily masks – night time or day?
I feel like if I put that up as a poll, most people that I know would absolutely agree. Especially for those who live busy city lives, it can be really difficult to find that me time so Althea Korea created this product especially for us. This is the Real Fresh Skin Detoxer and it is a totally new release from the brand. They collaborated with Get it Beauty TV – a Korean beauty show that, inside from introducing new beauty trends, also features educational information with beauty professionals (dermatologists, skin care specialists, pharmacists and etc); and the resulting product is one that is truly unique!
This product is a 10 second, 2-in-1 (both a cleanser and a mask) to provide your skin with the extra care that it needs without holding you back from your busy schedule. I tried this out for the past two weeks or so and I’ve found really great results from using this! Of course, the product also has its flaws which I will be discussing too.
And, onto this review/new releases feature! It’s a bit of both.
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You might remember that I did a review of Neogen’s Real Cica Pad a while back and really enjoyed the product. For today, I’ll be returning to that line and writing about their Micellar Cleansing Oil and the Micellar Cleansing Foam. Both of these cleansers are part of their Real Cica line, which targets both hydration and soothing for problem or sensitive skin – I’ve had good results from using Centella Asiatica products (and Cica is a version of it) so I’m pretty excited for this.
People who follow me on Instagram (or know me IRL) will know that I wear a lot of waterproof make up almost every day. It may not necessarily be heavy on my skin, but because of my allergies and being out for long hours, I will generally stick to long lasting products – foundation, eyeshadows, mascara, liner and even super heavy duty lip tints (on special days). For this reason, double cleansing is an essential part of my skincare routine and I can’t go a day without using at least an oil cleanser.
It’s perfect, because these products that Neogen sent me had essentially completed my two step cleansing routine. I’ll discuss both of the products (and packaging) below, before delving into my own opinions on them individually. And, let’s go!
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I’m back in Sydney! It’s my first night back here and I’m still exhausted from the flight and time difference – there’s also so much unpacking to do – but I wanted to get a head start on some of these reviews that I was meaning to write even before I left. First off is this Real Fresh Foam Cleanser that I received in my PR package from Neogen back in March. I had actually been testing it out since then so I thought that I’d already done this write up… but I hadn’t. Oops.
This one is a foam cleanser that had first caught my eye a long time ago, but I had been holding back on using it because there are real fruits/food inside of it – it’s mostly a personal thing that visible pulp or seeds freak me out a little. It comes in four types – Green Tea, Cranberry, Blueberry and Cereal.
I have to say that this is the first time that I’ve seen cereal (fermented grains) used like this in a cleanser, so that’s very interesting. For the sake of this review however, I was sent the Blueberry type and I was using it daily up until I left for LA. It’s definitely a good one and I’ll be continuing to use it until I finish up.
Read on for the full details and review!
This product was provided to me by Purito for my honest review. Affiliate links are not used in this post, except for in references to the COSRX pimple pads.
Using cleansing and exfoliating pads is actually a relatively new thing for me. I first tried out the Neogen Bio Peel Pads (which I loved and still do) and I have also used the COSRX pimple pads before – which are alright, but haven’t given me any remarkable results. That being said, I love the ease of use for this product type, meaning that it’s really suitable for travel purposes or people who want a fast skincare routine: such as in the morning.
The product that I’ve been testing for the past three weeks is Purito’s All in One Mild Pad, which is part of their Centella Green Level range. You can read more about it in my earlier review of their Buffet Serum but, basically, this range uses all EWG green level ingredients and is safe for sensitive skin types as well. As you can see from the name, they also use Centella Asiatica Extract which is great for soothing skin.
I started out using this every second day, but I’ve since started to use it daily (since I tested that it doesn’t irritate my skin at all), so – read on for my full review and experiences!
Korean skincare is most well known for their high quality ingredients, especially when it comes to more traditional products such as fermented rice, ginseng and herbs. They are generally found in brands that are a little bit pricier and so I have only tried out a few of them. One of my favourite ingredients would have to be rice, since I’m a big fan of anything with brightening properties, but one that I have definitely stayed away from is Ginseng. Ginseng can be a very interesting ingredient and is one that my mother enjoys, but I’ve always disliked the scent of it and so I can’t bring myself to use it on my face.
How interesting is it then that I’m now testing out this new Sooryehan cleanser (this is the Bon Cleansing Foam) which contains ginseng extract and my favourite thing about it is the scent?! I received this to review from BB Cosmetic and it is currently selling on their website for USD$18 (discounted from USD$23.99). Their online store also has free international shipping with no minimum purchase, and you can also get an additional 8% off with my code (which I don’t make money from, but will bring down that cart total): QAL3F6ZA8YZ
It is rather expensive for a cleanser, to be honest, so let’s get right into my experiences with this product!
It’s been a while! With the new year just past us, and with me taking a small break from everything just to rest (and shop), I’ll be kicking off this year’s reviews with a product that I was sent from BB Cosmetic. I received this last year but started using it at the end of December when my previous foam cleanser had run out.
This is the first product that I’ve tried from the brand Beyond – they are a cruelty free brand from Korea and I first heard about them from my friend back in 2017 (when we went to Seoul). It’s a very light, bubbling foam cleanser which is suitable as a second cleanser. I also tested it out by itself (without an oil cleanser beforehand) and it actually does a pretty good job of cleaning off my make up so if you’re not a fan of two step cleansing, then you may be interested in this too!
The Apple Mint Fresh Bubble Foam was on sale at BB Cosmetic for USD$8.50 but, unfortunately, it’s currently out of stock. However, I’ll still link the page in case it comes back in later on and you can also check out the Everstar Smooth Foam Cleanser that Beyond makes!
Their online store also has free international shipping with no minimum purchase, and you can also get an additional 8% off with my code (which I don’t make money from, but will bring down that cart total): QAL3F6ZA8YZ
This is going to be a fairly short and simple review, so let’s get right into it!
After the failure that was the Rire lip powders, I’ve been waiting to give them another shot but none of their products had really caught my eye. However, I recently received two things from their brand to review so I figured that now would be a better time than ever to relook into the brand. This is their All Kill Black Peeling Pad and it reminds me a lot of the Neogen Peeling Pads. The main difference, aside from the ingredients, is that these come in individual packages.
These were sent to me by BB Cosmetic but, of course, I’ll always be giving my full honest opinion on these. They are selling on the website for USD$15.60, which is a bit pricey considering that you only get 10 in a pack, and the Neogen have 30 pads for under USD$20. I also wish that they were sold individually for people to test out.
Anyway, please remember to check out BB Cosmetic. They have free international shipping with no minimum purchase, and you can also get an additional 8% off with my code (which I don’t make money from, but will bring down that cart total): QAL3F6ZA8YZ