Review: Centella Complex Mist Toner (APLB)

Style Story APLB Kbeauty Review Centella Complex Mist Toner

This product was gifted to me as an event competition prize. I was not paid for this review and affiliate links are not used in this post.

I have been meaning to write this review for a really long time but, for some reason, other things just kept coming up and my to-do list just got busier and busier! Finally though, I’m starting it (just as I am possibly finishing off my bottle of this toner haha)!

This is the Centella Complex Mist Toner from APLB. This is an all-in-one mist that is specially targeted for troubled or sensitive skin. It is suitable for both face and body too – which is pretty unique. I personally love using mist toners so I was pretty excited about this. I used it alone for a while and, even now that I’ve switched to a different toner (for my hormonal break outs), I still turn to this one during the day for quick and effective application.

You can get this at StyleStory for AUD$27.95 (currently on sale from AUD$34.95) so pop onto their website to check this out and everything else from APLB too! I especially recommend their Blackout Cleansing Oil which I also reviewed here and absolutely adore.

Without any more waffling from me though, let’s kick into this review!

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Review: Multi Solution Triple V Ampoule (Swanicoco)

Swanicoco Bitamin C Multi Solution Triple V Ampoule Kbeauty Review

This product was sent to me by StyleKorean for review purposes. I was not paid for this post but please note that affiliate links are used on my blog. These go towards supporting Oh My Stellar and future content.

Have you guys heard of a brand called Swanicoco? I was introduced to them by StyleKorean who, at the time that I received this product, had just brought them to their store. However, I’ve actually seen their stuff around on Instagram before! To be honest, I can’t say that I am that familiar with them though, but I was still interested to try them out.

Swanicoco is a brand that focuses on the use of natural ingredients – in fact, the founder started out by making natural skincare for her family’s sensitive and atopic skin conditions. All products from the brand use 90% to 100% natural ingredients and are free from animal testing. In addition, the brand excludes any harmful ingredients from their formulations (pigments, synthetic perfumes, chemical preservatives, alcohol, mineral oil, paraben and benzophenone) so they are also suitable for sensitive skin.

I decided to start off with their Multi Solution Triple V Ampoule. I love brightening products and, since my skin has been quite irritated with all of my break outs lately, it seemed like I needed a new and more gentle formula.

This is currently available on the StyleKorean website for USD$24.20 so definitely jump on there if you want to check it out.

Otherwise, let’s get into this review!

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New Release: Glow with the Flow & Count to Zen (Yuni Beauty)

Yuni Beauty Glow with the Flow and Count to Zen Review

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In recent years, there’s been a great movement towards natural and sustainable beauty products, as well as new interest in the active beauty audience – and this is definitely something that I’m keen for! Although I don’t personally lead a very active lifestyle (I do go to the gym a few times a week but it’s begrudgingly and I’m more of a homebody than anything), I feel like the two actually go hand in hand – if you work out and want to treat your body well, then surely that will reflect in your skincare too.

On the topic of skincare, sometimes I have to remind myself that it isn’t necessarily all about my face (although it can feel like it at times). There are a number of body skincare products that I personally enjoy and, for this Christmas period, I also want to share these two new ones that I’ve been testing out from Yuni Beauty.

In the past, I have used their Shower Sheets (the Rose Cucumber scent is – in my opinion – the very best) and the Glow Between Jelly Micro Mist (which was interesting but I haven’t thoroughly tested it yet) – both of them were very unique to my collection and were unlike anything that I’d used before.

These new ones are primarily targeted for the body – the Glow with the Flow and the Count to Zen. Super cute names aside, they are also very universally suitable products that would work for most skin types and preferences. It is definitely perfect if you’re wanting to get a Christmas gift, perhaps for someone who prefers simple essentials.

In this post, I won’t be doing a super in-depth review, as I want to get this written while you can still do your shopping, but first impressions will be here!

So, read on to find out more!

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Review: Jeju Cherry Blossom Jelly & Tone Up Cream (Innisfree)

Innisfree Jeju Cherry Blossom Tone Up and Jelly Cream Kbeauty Review

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I first came across the Innisfree Jeju Cherry Blossom range when I was in Shanghai – it was totally new at the time and, after trying it in store briefly, I was pretty keen to try it out myself. However, the exchange rate meant that it cost an exorbitant amount more than it should have so I have waiting for it to come to Australia.

And yes, finally it’s here! Innisfree Australia launched the Cherry Blossom Collection a few weeks ago and I was invited to the pop-event event too. I had a great morning with all of the creative little features that the team set up (and you can find my post about it on Instagram too), but the best thing that came out of that was that they actually gifted me two of the products from this line – and they’re exactly the two that I wanted to get!

I received the Jeju Cherry Blossom Tone-Up Cream and the Jeju Cherry Blossom Jelly Cream, which are really the heroes of this release. Both of them are available with Innisfree Australia for AUD$36 each either online or at one of their brick-and-mortar stores.

Before you get shopping though, let’s get into this review!

Innisfree Jeju Cherry Blossom Tone Up and Jelly Cream Kbeauty Review
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Review: Eggplant Peeling Toner (APLB)

Style Story APLB Kbeauty Review Eggplant Peeling Pad Toner

This product was gifted to me as an event competition prize. I was not paid for this review and affiliate links are not used in this post.

When I attended the last StyleStory event here in Sydney, I was really lucky to win one of their social media competitions! I’ll be honest, I have won a competition maybe two or three times in my entire life (even including games of bingo), so I wasn’t expecting it at all. I was excited though and was chatting to Lauren (the girl boss/CEO of StyleStory) about wanting to try some of the newer brands that had launched in their store. I have a nice ist of my favourites, but I’m always looking to try new things – especially from smaller indie brands!

From there, StyleStory packed me a generous prize and sent me a bunch of things from a brand called APLB, which originally caught my eye with their super cute and unique puzzle logo design (I know, I know haha). They are a cruelty-free kbeauty brand and, according to the website:

APLB combines scientific prescriptions with results that the eyes can actually see in gentle, natural cosmetics that won’t irritate or sensitize skin. With formulas based on real ingredients – things you can even eat, like eggplant, bee pollen, propolis, honey and plants like centella asiatica, it is dedicated to research clinical solutions for skin problems like dryness, sensitivity, aging, acne and redness.

They gave me a good variety so that I could test out a range of formulas too and I’ll be kicking off this series of reviews with the Eggplant Peeling Pad Toner. This is currently selling on the StyleStory website for AUS$32.95 and you can also check out their entire APLB range there too! Before you do that though, let’s get into this review!

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Review: Long-Haul Hydration Mask (In-Flight Magic)

In-Flight Magic Long Haul Hydration Mask Skincare Review

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Although I don’t take flights as regularly as some people, I’m still someone who loves to travel and I try to take at least one or two trips per year (and they are usually pretty long haul). I’m personally not someone who really enjoys plane rides – I had a phobia of it for a long time and have one calmed down in the past few years. I don’t mind airplane food most of the time, but hate having to essentially sit up for long hours. Another thing that always bothers me is how ridiculously dry it is on airplanes. Of course, I know that it’s unavoidable considering that you’re high up in the air in an enclosed, air conditioned space, but I have to try and do something about it.

I would usually bring on board a sheet mask and some basic skincare to soothe things, but it’s a bit awkward when the stewardess’ come by and I have a white fabric over my face – not to mention not knowing where to discard it after. Of course, In-Flight Magic came up with the perfect solution!

This is a new Australian brand that just launched with their Long-Haul Hydration Masks (available in original and oil-free). This is an invisible cream mask that can be worn on flights to keep hydration locked in for extended periods of time. Since I’m not going on any trip until the end of the year, I chose to try this product out as a sleeping mask (over some very basic skincare).

These masks are available on the In-Flight Magic website for AUD$9 for a 5mL sachet (I got approximately 4 uses out of this) – at just over $2 per application, this is pretty well priced if you are keeping it for travel only but is a bit expensive as a sleeping mask. I’m personally looking forward to when they release the 75mL tubes (which are listed on the website as coming soon).

So, let’s get into this review!

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Review: Centella Green Level Unscented Sun (Purito)

Purito Centella Green Level Unscented Sun Kbeauty Review

This product was sent to me for review purposes. I was not paid and affiliate links are not used in this post.

Purito is an indie k-beauty brand that is well known for their EWG green level ingredients (that is, proven skin safe ingredients) and their simple but effective formulas. Their brand is all about investing in their products, not in gimmicks or fancy packaging, and it’s been so good watching them grow as more and more people learn of them. They are a brand that I trialed quite a while ago (see all of my past reviews here) and, while some formulas worked better for me than others, I’ve never tried anything from them that’s actually bad – in fact, I’ve always enjoyed Purito and I have a lot of confidence in them!

One of their popular products is their Centella Green Level Safe Sun but it was not suitable for all skin types because the original formula included essential oils. True to their brand values, of course, they have now launched their Centella Green Level Unscented Sun! Not only is this formula free of fragrances, it also has a higher percentage of Centella Asiatica, the perfect ingredient to soothe and calm sensitive skin.

I was so keen to try this one out that I broke into the bottle right away. I’m a religious SPF user (as everyone should be) but tend to be sensitive to some formulas – I have had body sunscreens make my entire body break out in hives before and certain formulas also clog my pores and make my skin super greasy. This formula is so perfect though and, even while I’m working on this review, I’m not ready to let my bottle go.

The Centella Green Level Unscented Sun is available on the Purito website for USD$18.90 but, before you jump on there, let’s get into this review!

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New Release: AKOCO and their Flawless Sets

Akoco Kbeauty Flawless Set Review

This product was sent to me for review purposes. I was not paid for this post but please note that affiliate links are used on my blog. These go towards supporting Oh My Stellar and future content.

The kbeauty industry is massive and it seems like every day that a new innovation in skincare is being launched, so it can be really hard to keep up. The great thing is that there are experts out there and they have put their time and effort into curating only the best of the best for you. The relatively new online store AKOCO has just launched with their boxed sets and – seriously – they are so well done. At this point in time, they have also released a number of different sets to target different skin concerns but the original is the Flawless Set.

To celebrate their launch, they sent me their Flawless Set and you would have seen me posting about this on Instagram – I just love the products that they’ve included in here. I only just noticed that I hadn’t written up an unboxing though (and this post is a good three months late for which I am so sorry). I was originally holding out to try everything first but realised that that’s going to take much too long so I’ll be sharing with you this anyway!

Although the Flawless Set is now out of stock, they do have their new Flawless Flaw-less set in stock (which targets acne prone skin) or, of course, you can always shop their products individually.

So – let’s get into it!

Akoco Kbeauty Flawless Set Review
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Review: Chill! (Synth Labs Intl)

Synth Labs Intl Chill Mask

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What’s the most interesting and unique mask that you’ve used lately? Sheet masks are all the rage and even rubber modelling masks are pretty common now, but I got the opportunity to try out Chill! from Synth Labs Intl recently and this may be the most unique mask that I’ve tried out in a long time.

For those who are new to the brand, Synth Labs Intl is an Australian brand that was founded just this year. They consider themselves ‘neo-beauty’ and aim to combine both natural and synthetic – which you can definitely tell by their almost alien-like CGI brand imagery. They currently have one product, Chill!, which is both a serum and mask depending on how you choose to use it.

If you’d like to pick this up, it’s selling on the Synth Labs Intl website for AUD$128 (or you can make four AfterPay payments of AUD$32). At the moment, this product is available exclusively in Australia but sign up for their mailing list for updates on when it becomes available in other countries.

And, let’s get into this review!

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New Release: Glow Tonic Collection (Pixi Beauty)

Pixi Glow Tonic Beauty Review

This product was sent to me for review purposes. I was not paid and affiliate links are not used in this post.

Is there anyone out there who hasn’t heard of Pixi Beauty? They are a brand started by make up artist and product developer Petra Strand and was launched over 20 years ago – so they know what they’re doing! They aim to create “innovative formulations that are infused with botanicals and beneficial ingredients,” as well as products that are multitasking and effective for people who are on-the-go and live a busy lifestyle.

They focus primarily on skincare (though do have some brilliant make up products too) and are especially known for formulations that create a beautiful, glowing radiance to skin – most famously their Glow Tonic! Recently they developed a full collection of products inspired by this favourite product, and I was ridiculously excited and lucky to get this whole range to share for you guys!

So, read on for more!

Pixi Glow Tonic Beauty Review
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