Review: Quad Active Boosting Essence (By Wishtrend)

By Wishtrend Quad Active Boosting Essence Kbeauty 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.

When it comes to Korean skincare, one of their most unique additions is a facial essence – in fact, this product originated from Korea. It is a hybrid of a toner and serum, formulated with a concentration of active ingredients to hydrate and rebalance, as well as boost the efficacy of other products.

There are a lot of great essences with varying speciality skin concerns on the market but the one that I’ve been trying out lately is a new addition to the By Wishtrend line. This is the Quad Active Boosting Essence, which has primarily anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.

I was actually quite surprised to receive this because, as we all know, the world is in a bit of a state at the moment and – understandably – a lot of product launches and PR send outs have been postponed. I actually didn’t expect to be reviewing much in the next few months but this really came at a convenient time.

Since I’m spending so much time at home now, I barely wear make up (whereas I used to wear a full face every day) and am instead taking time to develop a morning and evening skincare routine. I used the product twice a day for approximately two weeks and definitely saw some good results!

This is currently selling for USD$23 on the Wishtrend website.

As a special promotion, I have also been given a code (STELLA15) for 15% off – valid until April 30.

And now, let’s just dive right into this review!

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Review: Hyal Reyouth Ampoule (Dr Ceuracle)

Dr Ceuracle Hyal Reyouth Ampoule BB Cosmetics Kbeauty Review

This product was sent to me for review purposes. I was not paid for this post but please note that there is an affiliate code advertised. The small profits go towards supporting Oh My Stellar and future content.

Have you used anything from Dr Ceuracle before? The original company (Leegeeham) was launched back in 2000, but they changed their name and visual identity last year – it’s been well received and a lot of people have been complimenting the refreshed design too. Regardless of the change though, the brand has maintained its focus on professional, dermatologist tested skincare and are actually still carrying their most famous Tea Tree Essence!

I was looking through BB Cosmetic‘s inventory a while ago and noticed that they carried a lot of their products – I hadn’t tried anything from the brand before and I just knew it was time. The Hyal Reyouth Ampoule caught my eye partly because of the gorgeously simple packaging, and also because I’m a big fan of Hyaluronic Acid in general. I have combination-oily skin, so I find that most HA formulas suit me well.

If you’d like to check out this product, it’s available on BB Cosmetic for USD$27.20 (use my code QAL3F6ZA8YZ for 5% off). There is also a Hyal Reyouth Toner and Hyal Reyouth Night Cream within the same range.

Before you jump onto the website though, let’s get into this review!

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Review: AC Collection (COSRX)

COSRX AC Collection Full Review Kbeauty Stylekorean Try Me Review Me

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.

When it comes to keeping my break outs at bay, there is nothing that I trust more than the COSRX AC Collection! I’ve used quite a few products from their brand before but I have to say that I think this line is their best yet – or at the very least, it’s the one that works the best for my skin. In the past, I have used their Calming Liquid Mild and Blemish Spot Clearing Serum with great results and I was really excited to now have the chance to test out (almost) the entire line!

This was sent to me by StyleKorean as part of their Try Me Review Me series. So far, I have only tested out the products for approximately a week (except the two that I’ve already used) so the below are some initial thoughts on the products. I will update this post more as I start to finish them – from my past experience, the AC Collection formulas generally start to show maximum results after three or so weeks.

So, if you want to pick up anything from COSRX or the AC Collection in general, then definitely jump on over to StyleKorean. Otherwise, let’s get into this review!

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Review: Cream Skin Refiner (Laneige)

Laneige Cream Skin Refiner Toner & Moisturiser Kbeauty Review

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

As someone who has combination skin, it can be pretty difficult to balance the oil production on my skin. My t-zone tends to get very oily whilst the rest of my face is fairly normal. Because of this, I gravitate towards lightweight textures and formulas, but struggle to find something that is still going to hydrate properly during drier seasons.

Of course, who else would answer my needs but Laneige!

They are one of my favourite skincare brands and I use a lot of their products religiously. A few months ago (some time last year), they released their Cream Skin Refiner which was incredibly popular and has since developed into a complete line! I was fairly late to this bandwagon because it took a while for the product to finally reach Australia, but here it is!

Rebranded for the Australian market as the Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer, this is essentially the Skin Refiner with a new name (which makes more sense for the Western market). It is currently available at Sephora Australia for AUD$41 or, of course, you can also search which ever stockist is relevant to your country (and, if you’re lucky, then you might have access to even more from the Cream Skin line).

Before you do though, let’s get into this review because I have been testing this out very thoroughly and have some great things to say!

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Review: Blemish Spot Clearing Serum (COSRX)

COSRX AC Collection Blemish Spot Clearing Serum Kbeauty BB Cosmetic Review

This product was sent to me for review purposes. I was not paid for this post but please note that there is an affiliate code advertised. The small profits go towards supporting Oh My Stellar and future content.

If you have been following my hormonal acne adventures, then you’ll know that I’ve tried a lot of different formulations. Some have done nothing for me at all, and most only gave me mild relief from my breakouts. However, there has been one brand that has given me some of the best results.

This is COSRX, arguably one of the most popular indie kbeauty brands of the past few years. I used their Calming Liquid Mild and, with extended use, it actually completely stopped my monthly break outs. I’m definitely going to be repurchasing that but, for the sake of wanting to try something new, I got a different product from their AC Collection first.

I’ve been testing out the Blemish Spot Clearing Serum, which is a multifunction serum for acne care and skin recovery. Going into this review, I had very high hopes for this line and saw good short term results (which I will be discussing). From experience though, their products work best when they’re used for an extended time period so I will likely update my thoughts on this more once I finish the bottle.

This Blemish Spot Clearing Serum is available on BB Cosmetic for USD$18.99 – and you can also use my code for 5% off (QAL3F6ZA8YZ).

Before anything, let’s get into this review!

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Review: Bio-Water B9 Hydration, CicaPepta Repair & Peony Acmella Serum (Neulii)

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

If you subscribe to me on Youtube, then you may have seen the Neulii haul that I posted last year. It’s taken me a long time to actually get into using and reviewing these products (mostly because I have so many skincare products lined up for reviews), but it also means that I am definitely taking my time to thoroughly test every single product.

For this post, I want to discuss the three serums that are currently available in the range. Personal experiences will be added to this post as I go through them but, in the meantime, let’s discuss what the three are too!

At the time of writing, I have only tested out the CicaPepta Repair Serum (to really wonderful results) so the Bio-Water B9 Hydration Serum and Peony Acmella Antioxidant Serum will be to follow. If you’d like to get your hands on these and try them out yourself, then check out the Neulii brand at RoseRoseShop.

And now, let’s get into this review!

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Review: Light Fit Real Water Toner to Cream (COSRX)

COSRX Light Fit Real Water Toner to Cream Kbeauty BB Cosmetic Review

This product was sent to me for review purposes. I was not paid for this post but please note that there is an affiliate code advertised. The small profits go towards supporting Oh My Stellar and future content.

There are a couple of brands that I always trust and COSRX is easily one of them – they’re one of the best indie brands in kbeauty and are dominating the industry, especially for their anti-acne formulations. I recently got a bunch of their products to try out and, funnily enough, this first one isn’t target problem skin at all!

This is the Light Fit Real Water Toner to Cream, which is something that I saw on Instagram before and was super curious about. The reason I found this so intriguing is because it claims to be both a toner and cream, so it can be used for either or both purposes. I love lightweight and easy to use products, especially for my morning routine (which isn’t so much as a routine but rather two rushed steps before I do make up).

The Toner to Cream is currently available for USD$16.45 from BB Cosmetic, or you can check out the rest of their COSRX offerings too. In general, this is a brand that I stand by and they’ve given me great results without fail, so I always recommend their stuff. You can also use my code on BB Cosmetic for 5% off – QAL3F6ZA8YZ – it isn’t much but it’s something.

Now, let’s get into this review!

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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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