Review: C-Tragel Cream (23 Years Old)

23 Years Old C-Tragel 15 sec buckthorn cream Kbeauty Review Boniik

This product was gifted to me by BONIIK for review purposes. I was not paid for this post and affiliate links are not used.

I have waited a significant time before writing this review but I’m feeling like it’s time for me to write down my thoughts – though I think that I will continue to update as I use it. I recieved this C-Tragel Cream (which is by 23 Years Old) from BONIIK at the brand ambassador event.  You can also check out my post about that evening  here but, basically, a bunch of us beauty bloggers were invited to an evening with BONIIK and The Face Shop Australia as one of their brand ambassadors. We spent the night discussing skincare and make up, talking about our skin concerns and learning about what products would suit us and so on. In the end, they gave us a bunch of products to try out and also let us pick something ourselves to suit our own needs.

I chose this C-Tragel Cream because I have been having dark spot concerns, specifically under my eyes. I have tried a few different products so far but nothing has been fully satisfactory for me. This one is from a brand that I haven’t heard of before but was recommended by the manager of the BONIIK store as a spot treatment for dark spots. Unlike most other whitening products, this is meant to be suitable for sensitive skin and daily use, since the formula is more gentle. Since I was having pigmentation issues around my eye area, I felt that a gentler formula would be better to use and so I was quick to grab this!

And so lets go on with the review!

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Review: Bulgarian Rose Water Hydrogel Eye Patch (Hemish)

Hydrogel Eye Patch Bulgarian Rose Water Heimish 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.

I have only used hydrogel eye masks a handful of times in my life, and it’s usually because someone’s given me a pack to try out. I actually really like hydrogel material masks, and I find the little eye ones really helpful to use while you’re working (or when you’d had a long day and just need to relax) – they tend to adhere really easily and, regardless of how effective the serum is, the gel is very cooling and good for depuffing eyes. The only thing that has always held me back is the cost of them!

Hydrogel masks in general tend to cost more than a standard cotton sheet mask, and with a product that I would want to use on most nights, the cost adds up very quickly. However, a great thing is that some brands have been releasing them in tubs instead of individual packs and these are a lot more cost efficient! One such product is the Heimish Bulgarian Rose Water Hydrogel Eye Patch; I previously tested out their Rose Water Mist Serum and, since I found that product to be very hydrating (and pleasant smelling), I figured that this would be a good way to go.

This product is selling on StyleKorean for USD$22 (which is similar in price to the Mist Serum) so you can definitely check it out there if you’re wanting to get this yourself. Otherwise, let’s just right into this review because this product is so aesthetic.

Hydrogel Eye Patch Bulgarian Rose Water Heimish Kbeauty Review

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Review: Real Cica Pad (Neogen)

Neogen Dermalogy Real Cica Pads Kbeauty Review

This product was provided to me by Neogen for my honest review. Affiliate links are not used in this post.

It took me so long to start using these Real Cica Pads (because I have so many others open that I didn’t want anything to go to waste) but they’re so good that I regret waiting so long. I don’t know why I’m surprised though because Neogen’s Wine Peeling Pads are a favourite of mine – which I tend to save for when I want a special treatment for my skin. However, after using these, I think I might have a new favourite!

These were sent to me by Neogen for review, so I didn’t actually know what they were until I went to check. They are essentially another skin peeling/exfoliating pad that also soothes and recovers irritated skin – meaning that it’s suitable for all skin types. They’re similar to the ones that I tried before, but more gentle and don’t seem to have the more abrasive, manual exfoliation side like the peeling pads. Instead, these are meant for daily use.

So, let’s kick right into this review because I’m really excited to be sharing this product and recommending this to others!

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Review: Pure Hyaluronic Acid 90 Serum (Purito)

Purito Kbeauty Skincare Review Pure Hyaluronic Acid 90 Serum

This product was provided to me by Purito for my honest review. Affiliate links are not used in this post.

One of my absolute favourite skincare ingredients after Vitamin C, is most definitely Hyaluronic Acid – and I’m sure that I’m one of many. Hyaluronic Acid (or HA) is an essential part of your skin, one that gradually depletes as skin ages allowing for wrinkles and dryness. So, it only makes sense that we support our skin by returning this essential ingredient. HA is most well known for it’s hydration properties. Being able to hold up to 1000 times it’s weight in water, it essentially helps with water retention and can give your face a plump, healthy and hydrated appearance. Because of this, it naturally also helps with refining skin/reducing wrinkles and – allegedly – also helping it to recover from acne or other skin issues.

Now, I know that that first part read like a text book entry, but bear with me because after learning the importance of Hyaluronic Acid in your every day routine, I also want to now go on and introduce a product from Purito called the Pure Hyaluronic Acid 90 Serum! I was given the opportunity to try out a couple of their products and this is the last one that I will be trialling this time around. With all of their products being 10 free (i.e no parabens, ethanol, surfactant, artificial colourant etc) and being made from natural and skin-safe ingredients, their brand would be perfect for this sort of product.

Hyaluronic Acid is the type of product that I would aim to implement into my daily routine. I tried this product out over the course of two weeks and I saw very obvious improvements in my complexion versus on days when I didn’t use it. I really think that this is a simple and very effective HA product! It is currently selling on the Purito website for USD$16.15 but… before I send you to the website, here’s my full review!

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Review: Pure Vitamin C Serum (Purito)

Purito Kbeauty Skincare Review Pure Vitamin C Serum

This product was provided to me by Purito for my honest review. Affiliate links are not used in this post.

I was meaning to write this review for the Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum a while ago, but I was hanging back to give this product more time to treat my skin. As I have mentioned in the past, hyper pigmentation and brightening is a big concern of mine – genetically, I am prone to dark spots and so even the tiniest marks on my skin make me worry. Of course, I know that there’s nothing wrong with it, but I still want to do the best I can to maintain my skin.

So, while discussing with Purito about my skin concerns, I decided to try out their Pure Vitamin C Serum. This product is to be used at night (as I would recommend for all Vit C products) and it also contains Hyaluronic Acid for hydration. I’ve actually seen a lot of positive reviews for this online and it seems to have worked well for other people but… alas, it’s unfortunate that this isn’t for me.

I haven’t had any negative side effects and I did notice that my skin was more hydrated and supple. However, since Purito skincare products are formulated to be safe and also suitable for sensitive skin, I’m thinking that this isn’t strong enough for my skin type. However, I still wanted to write this review because I think that other people (such as those with sensitive skin) may still be interested in trying this out – it will likely be more effective for you than me.

Anyway, read below for my full thoughts on this product as well as details on the formulation!

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Review: Centella Green Level All in One Mild Pad (Purito)

Purito Kbeauty Skincare Review Centella Green Level All in One Mild Pad

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!

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Review: Bulgarian Rose Water Mist Serum (Heimish)

Stylekorean Heimish Bulgarian Rose Water Mist Serum 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.

When I talk to the people at StyleKorean (or any place that I collaborate with), I’m always curious to know what new product they’re looking to promote. In the past, I have been recommended products from amazing indie brands that I’ve grown to love and I just really enjoy finding new products like that. That being said, my skin did have a bad reaction to the last Heimish skincare product that I had tested (their Refresh Water was so surprisingly bad for me that I ended up tossing the bottle away because I was too hesitant to gift it to anyone) and I had figured that I was just not suited to it… which is a shame because their Cozy Coral Palette is still my favourite, travel go-to.

However, when I had a look at one of their new products, I decided to give them one more shot! My skincare routine has become a lot more regular now so, even if my skin is still not in optimal condition yet (but aren’t we always working on that?) I find that I can be more aware of what products are doing to my skin. This new product is their Bulgarian Rose Water Mist Serum – part of the draw is that the packaging is just so crazy pretty, and the other is that I actually really love the scent of Rose Water and this is just my excuse to try something else out instead of stealing my friend’s Mario Badescu.

This product retails for USD$28.80 and contains 55mL – it is rather expensive for a mist, as even the Pyunkang Yul Mist Toner is only USD$21.60 for 200mL – but I figured that it might be a little more special. Heimish in general can be a little pricier than mainstream, roadshop brands, but I usually find that this premium pricing is reflected in the quality and packaging.

So, without more rambling from me, let’s get on with the review!

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Product Launch: Supple Preparation Unscented Toner (Klairs)

Wishtrend Klairs Supple Preparation Unscented Toner Kbeauty Review

This product was sent to me by Wishtrend 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.

Klairs is one of those brands that I trust – their brand concept of creating simple but effective products really speaks to me and I like that I’m comfortable recommending their products to people with sensitive skin. I previously used their Rich Moist Soothing Cream while I was travelling and it really helped to keep my skin calm in the cold Japanese weather. The Vitamin E Mask was also really great, and an interesting formula too, so they haven’t let me down so far!

The product that I was sent to review by Wishtrend this time is a new release, the Supple Preparation Unscented Toner! This is actually a second version of their original toner, the Supple Preparation Toner which has been a favourite on their website for three years in a row. The only complaint that people had was that they weren’t fond of the scent created by the use of essential oils in the original formula, so those have been removed to create something with the some hydrating formula, but with a much more mild effect on your senses.

Personally, I am actually not very sensitive to scents and I haven’t used the original toner before, but I am a big fan of hydrating toners – especially those that are gentle of the skin and easy to layer up. I tried this product out for around a week and, from my experience, it’s been really good for my skin and definitely delivers what it promises. It is currently selling on the Wishtrend website for USD$21.99 so, while it isn’t super cheap, this is a great option for people with sensitive skin and just want something the worksno frills, no excess.

And with all of that said, let’s get on with the review!

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Review: Centella Green Level Buffet Serum (Purito)

Purito Kbeauty Skincare Review Centella Green Level Buffet Serum

This product was provided to me by Purito for my honest review. Affiliate links are not used in this post.

I was recently approached by a Korean skincare brand called Purito to test out some of their products and, with the experience that I had with them, I was more than happy to. They showed me their English website which talked about their natural and ‘honest’ approach to skincare, focusing on safe and pure ingredients.

I’ll go into that a little further down but basically they asked me to choose a few products and to test them out for at least 2 weeks (and I liked that they seem genuine in wanting to demonstrate the effectiveness of their products). I’ll be starting off with their Centella Green Level Buffet Serum – which is one of their hero products. This is sort of an ‘all in one’ product, meaning that it has a buffet of essential ingredients to help target multiple skin needs at once. This seems really great as a daily serum and you can definitely boost it with a second serum depending on the seasons.

I think that Purito products would be well suited for people with sensitive skin or those who just prefer to use natural products in their routine. So, if that’s you (or if you’ll read what I write regardless), let’s get on with the review!

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Review: Mist Toner (Pyunkang Yul)

pyunkangyul mist toner skincare stylekorean 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.

I have so many bottles of mists at home (some new and some half way through) but I love them so much that I’m always keen to try out new ones – and when I saw this Pyunkang Yul Mist Toner, I knew that this would be perfect for me! This is a skin toner and I’m all for putting any water type product into a spray bottle.

StyleKorean sent me this to review and, so far, I’ve used it for just over a week at a minimum of twice a day. The bottle that I have is a 100mL bottle (which you can buy for USD$14.40) – this is the smaller size which is great if you just want to test it out first or if you’re after a travel size. Otherwise, there is also a 200mL bottle which is a better deal at USD$21.60 and would be best to keep at home.

So this review is going to be fairly straight forward but I do want to do a proper introduction to the Pyunkang Yul brand so… read on and get yourself ready!

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