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

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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

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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: Clear Brow Gel & Brow Clay (Full Brow)

Full Brow Clear Brow Gel and Brow Clay Beauty Review

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They say that the eyes are the window to the soul, and your brows are naturally the curtains – and no one wants messy drapes! I actually only learnt how to do my brows maybe five or so years ago, which is very late considering that I’ve been doing my own make up for seventeen years by now. However, it’s better late than never!

I’ve tried out a few different formulas – pencils, crayons, even liquid pens – to get what I would consider my perfect brow (full, strong shape but not dominating my features). After a lot of trial and error though, I’ve found my favourite product types – brow pomades and brow gels (used together, of course, because my natural brow hairs are all but non-existent).

I have been using Anastasia Beverly Hills almost exclusively in the past but was recently approached by an indie Australian brand called Full Brow to try out their products. You can view my earlier review of theirs here but I’m really happy to announce that they have launched more products – and yes, I am so freaking excited!

We have the Full Brow Clear Brow Gel and the BROgel (which are both the same formula in a different packaging so can be used interchangeably really) – this was released around two months ago. And then at the beginning of October, Full Brow also launched their Brow Clay, which is their very first brow pomade and their Pro Brush, which was designed specially for pomades! I got an early sneak peek of this product to try out and have been using it literally every day since.

You can check out my Instagram for a Straight Brow Tutorial featuring their products, but read on too because I’ll be getting in depth (and hyped) about these!

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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

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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: Full Brow

Full Brow Beauty Review

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So this took me so long to do this write up (although I had already done a review on this brand on my Instagram) but I felt like I couldn’t skip out on this because I have genuinely been really enjoying Full Brow products and have fully worked them into my every day make up routine!

For those that don’t know them, Full Brow is an indie Australian brand that focuses almost solely on your brows – i.e. my everything. They are Melbourne based and work to create quality brow products that are also simple to suit people of varying styles and experience levels too! Their products are cruelty-free and paraben free, and many of them are also vegan-friendly too.

They reached out to be about trying out some of their products and I chose three from their range that I felt would sit in well with my personal brow style and routine – the Brow Powder, Brow Crayon and their Brow Fibre.

So, lets kick into this review!

Full Brow Beauty Review
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Review: 24 Hour Secret Mist Plus (Ground Plan)

StyleKorean Review Ground Plan 24 Hour Secret Mist Plus

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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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Review: A’Bloom (Althea)

Althea Korea A'Bloom Kbeauty Review

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Althea Korea is absolutely killing it with their new releases. Aside from the great curation that they have on their website, I have also been really enjoying the products from their exclusive (i.e. in-house) brands – from super creamy and pigmented lip tints, to a lightweight and velvet-soft sunscreen, it seems like they are taking all of the right steps! Although I haven’t loved everything (their Milk Peel Cream Mask was not a favourite of mine, although many others enjoy it), I am generally really excited when ever they have new product launches.

In the past, all of their exclusive releases have been under their main Althea Collection (which includes their Bare Essentials and Petal Velvet line) but this one is a little bit different in that they just launched a new brand!

This is called A’Bloom and is like the more cute, fun and youthful little sister to the core brand. At the moment, the range consists of four fruit based sheet masks (Watermelon, Peach, Avocado and Lemon Lime), the BHA Blackhead Blaster and two Meringue Puffs (in either the Baby size or the Giant). Prices are ridiculously affordable with sheet masks starting at 10 for USD$3.50 (or 50 cents if bought individually) and the most expensive item is the BHA Blackhead Blaster which is still a steal at USD$4. This range is definitely great if you’re on a budget or just want to try out something new that won’t break the bank.

So, I was lucky enough to have been sent the entire range to test out so let’s get into this review. I want to go into every single item here for you! Let’s go!

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Review: Fucoidan Peeling & Soothing Pad (Soroci)

Soroci Fucoidan Peeling and Soothing Pad Kbeauty Review

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If you have been following my reviews, here or on Instagram, you will remember that I previously tried out some products from Soroci and had a really great experience with them – in fact, their toner mist is still my absolute favourite and I need to get another bottle.

I have recently been trying out a new release product from their brand and I have to say that they are definitely living up to expectations – a beautifully gentle, effective and easy to use product that is designed for daily use!

These are their Fucoidan Peeling & Soothing Pads, which come in a set of two. They are recommended for morning and evening use respectively but, of course, they can use them how ever works best for your skin. These pads are hypoallergenic, hence also suitable for sensitive skin. They both have different ingredients and functions too so I will go more into below.

So, let’s kick into this review!

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