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

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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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Review: Perfect Pimple Patch (Subi Beauty)

Subi Perfect Pimple Patch Kbeauty Review

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

It’s just my luck that the moment I’m getting ready to review pimple patches, my skin is actually flawless (for once in my life). For this reason, this is super delayed but I really wanted to try these out properly and give you a real review rather than just an overview of the product. This is the Perfect Pimple Patch from Subi Beauty, a hydrocolloid patch to help drain and heal break outs.

If you’re unfamiliar with Subi Beauty, that’s because they’re new! They call themselves “half Aussie, half Korean” – Australian owned but born in Korea. They aim to merge Korean skincare innovations with Australian minimalism to create simple and effective skincare.

Since they are a new brand, they currently only carry the Perfect Pimple Patch, but I have a feeling that we will be seeing a lot more from them soon! These are available for purchase on their website for USD$29.95 for a set of 3 packs (that’s 54 patches in total), along with free shipping on all orders.

Check them out here and let’s also get into this review!

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Review: Real Vita C Serum & Powder Lemon (Neogen)

Neogen Real Vita C Powder Lemon and Serum Kbeauty Review Neogen

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If you’re a lover of Vitamin C (like me) then this new collection from Neogen is definitely going to spark your fancy. I received this from them as PR and, I have to say, I have been waiting really eagerly for new skincare from their brand – I always have amazing experiences with Neogen and if anyone was going to be a nice Vitamin C serum, I knew they would.

I have been very concerned with pigmentation and unevenness of my skin lately so I have been testing this product out with dedication! Although I don’t think it had lightened up my pigmentation overall (so far, nothing has been successful) it has done my skin well overall!

I’ll be telling you more about my personal experiences in this review. From Neogen, I will be talking about their Real Vita C Serum and always their Real Vita C Powder Lemon (which might be the most unique and genius skincare product I have seen all year!)

Let’s get into it!

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Review: AHA Honey & Propolis Peeling Liquid (Commleaf)

Style Story Kbeauty Review Commleaf AHA Honey & Propolis Peeling Liquid

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I’ve been testing another Commleaf product and this time it’s their AHA Honey & Propolis Peeling Liquid, a chemical exfoliant that claims to dissolve dead skin cells and also improve the efficacy of your skincare. I left this one to last to test out because I do tend to use a lot of actives in my skincare and I wanted to make sure that the rest of my routine as fairly simple when I used this.

In general, my skin condition has been pretty good lately – all of those break outs I had before have died down (even during my time of the month), there’s a nice hydrated brightness to my complexion and it’s also been feeling pretty strong!

This is probably a good thing too because I was a genius and went into trying out this Peeling Liquid before reading the instructions… so instead of getting my skin used to the product by using it twice a week, I jumped head first into using it every night! Thankfully, my overall results have been pretty good.

I received this to review from StyleStory so jump onto their website if you want to grab a bottle too, or check out any of their Commleaf offerings – the AHA Honey & Propolis Peeling Liquid is currently selling for AUD$29.95 on their website with free shipping in Australia on all orders over AUD$80.

So, without any more rambling, let’s get into it!

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Review: Good Morning Cream (The Vegan Glow)

Style Story Kbeauty Review Vegan Glow Good Morning Cream

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Vegan and cruelty free beauty has been a massive movement in the western beauty industry but – to be honest – we are still a fair while away in the k-beauty world. Aside from animal testing still being legally required in some countries (i.e. China, who is a massive market for Asian beauty) there are also a lot of famous and more traditional ingredients that are animal derived. It’s difficult to change an industry that has built itself on that knowledge and expertise so, to be honest, I feel like it will be a long time yet for k-beauty to be dedicatedly cruelty free.

However, there have been a number of new indie k-beauty brands that have really dedicated themselves to leading this movement – and they have been exceptionally great! One brand that I recently had the chance to test out is The Vegan Glow! They are 100% vegan and cruelty free, as well as being strictly formulated with EWG green products to ensure safe formulations that are suitable for even sensitive skin types.

They are currently in stock at StyleStory and have two essential products – the Good Morning Cream and the Good Night Cream. For this review, I had the opportunity to test out their Good Morning Cream and I have to say that I am very happy with this product! It does everything that I need it to do and also works amazingly underneath make up too (which is my number one concern when it comes to my morning routine). This is currently retailing for AUD$39.95 on StyleStory so jump on!

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

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Review: Skin Relief Soothing Toner (Commleaf)

Style Story Kbeauty Review Commleaf Skin Relief Soothing Toner

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If you use Instagram at all then you will definitely know Commleaf. They are a natural, cruelty-free k-beauty brand that has been making waves on social media for their super aesthetic glass packaging and (of course) the beautiful quality of their products. StyleStory has recently become the brand’s official Australian partner and so have newly added this incredible range to their website.

Since I have personally not tried Commleaf before (but have been frothing over photos for so long) they sent me over a couple of new additions to their store – including two products from this brand! I am still in the process of testing it all, since I am really taking my time to get a thorough review of things lately, but I wanted to start off my Commleaf journey with their Skin Relief Soothing Toner.

This is a very highly rated product on the StyleStory website and is currently retailing for AUD$63.95 – which is pretty expensive for a k-beauty brand! However, they are an indie brand with some amazing packaging design as a safe, cruelty free formula so if this price tag is something that fits within your budget – read on!

Let’s get to it!

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Review: MediAnswer Set (About Me)

StyleKorean Review About Me Medianswer Collagen Lift Up Band and Firming Up Mask

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.

Last week I wrote a review on a Ground Plan product that had been sent to me by StyleKorean prior to its release. This week, I’ll be reviewing a set from the About Me brand – a beauty brand from the Korean conglomerate Samyang group that claims to draw knowledge of the vast number of sectors that the company has worked in. This set not on the website yet but the individual masks from this set are available. This MediAnswer Set contains the Collagen Firming up Mask and the Collagen Lift Up Band, both anti-aging products that claim to work absolute miracles.

Being fairly young and having enough baby fat on my face to be confused for a silly teenager, most anti-aging products don’t show up result on my skin. At the very most, they would be useful as a preventative method. For this reason, I also enlisted the help of my mum to test these out (especially the Collagen Lift Up Band). The Firming Up Mask I used on myself only so I will give my thoughts based off of my own skin.

Although I don’t know the price for this set yet, the individual masks are available and – to be honest – the price is a bit expensive but still relatively affordable in comparison to Western high end brands. The Collagen Firming Up Mask (in a box set of 4) sells for USD$28.12, whilst the Collagen Lift Up Band (also in a set of 4) sells for USD$34.65 – they are both available on the StyleKorean website now along with a wide range of other products from the About Me brand.

Before I let you hop off onto their website though, let’s get into this review!

StyleKorean Review About Me Medianswer Collagen Lift Up Band and Firming Up Mask
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Review: 24 Hour Secret Mist Plus (Ground Plan)

StyleKorean Review Ground Plan 24 Hour Secret Mist Plus

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 toners, some people prefer super hydrating formulas and others need oil control. In the end, a lot of that comes down to your skin condition and type so – even for me – I switch a lot between products. The one thing that reminds the same though is that I love a mist toner! I would honestly finish up so many bottles of these and then refill them because I don’t see why regular bottles exist anymore (a bit of an exaggeration but you know what I mean).

I’m known to be carrying around a mist most of the time and I even had a small collection on my desks at home and work – so it’s clear that this is one of my favourite application methods for most things. I just find that it is so quick and simple, with no need to fuss with cotton pads and possible spillage. For someone who is usually running short on time, anything to simplify my skincare routine is preferred.

StyleKorean recently contacted me about testing out a new product that they are yet to officially stock – just because they want more real opinions on the products before launching. I really respect this so I definitely jumped on board right away. This is the 24 Hour Secret Mist Plus from the brand Ground Plan. It is currently not on sale on the StyleKorean website yet but I will definitely be updating this post when it is. In the meantime, check out their website and let’s get on with this review!

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