Review: Complete No-Stress Physical Sunscreen (AXIS-Y)

AXIS-Y Complete No-Stress Physical Sunscreen Kbeauty Review

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If you want to take care of your skin, there’s one step that should never be skipped – sunscreen.

Until my early twenties, I only ever wore sunscreen if I was going to the beach – which is incredibly harmful considering that I live in Australia! I’ve learnt better since then though and I’ve actually experimented with all sorts of different formulas (starting out with physical, then chemical and combination types). The one I’ll be sharing with you today is a part of the former category.

Physical sunscreens (also known as mineral sunscreens) use Titanium Dioxide or Zinc Oxide for SPF protection. They work by sitting on the skin’s surface to absorb, scatter and reflect UV rays. They are often a more suitable option for sensitive skin, though this will also depend on your individual skin type and the actual product.

The Complete No-Stress Physical Sunscreen by AXIS-Y is the new kid on my vanity – and it’s been getting solid use. You can pick it up at AXIS-Y for USD$23, but make sure to check out this review first!

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Review: Artichoke Intensive Skin Barrier Ampoule (AXIS-Y)

AXIS-Y Artichoke Intensive Skin Barrier Ampoule Kbeauty Review

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I’ve been testing out a number of AXIS-Y products lately, and the latest one is the Artichoke Intensive Skin Barrier Ampoule. Ampoules are pretty much a supercharged serum that contain a high concentration of actives. They act as an immediate boost to your routine and can be switched up according to your skin condition.

The difference between ampoules and serums is that serums are typically used twice daily, whilst the much stronger ampoule is only used on occasion. It should also have a more specific formulation, focusing on just one or two skin benefits rather than multiple.

The Artichoke Intensive Skin Barrier Ampoule is available at AXIS-Y for USD$25, so head on over if you’d like to check it out or pop over to their Instagram to find out about more of their range. And now, it’s onto the review!

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Review: Cera-Heart My Type Duo Cream (AXIS-Y)

AXIS-Y Cera-Heart My Type Duo Cream Kbeauty Review

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For those with combination skin or just skin that changes all year round, the AXIS-Y Cera-Heart My Type Duo Cream has got you covered! This was designed to allow you to customise your skincare routine day-by-day. I’ve been using it for the past three or four weeks and my skin has had it rough – my sleep cycle is pretty much non-existent, the weather in Australia is unpredictable and I’m definitely drinking too much boba! It’s been a real saviour and I love that it can cover me from day to night.

The Cera-Heart My Type Duo Cream is currently available at AXIS-Y for just USD$27. Before you jump over though, let’s get into this review!

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Review: Spot the Difference Blemish Treatment (AXIS-Y)

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As someone who gets breakouts every few weeks and also has combination skin, I’m always on the look out for an acne treatment that can be used specifically in problem areas without affecting my entire face. And yes, AXIS-Y has answered my (or our) calls! The formulation of the Spot the Difference Blemish Treatment was inspired by their community. After coming across numerous stories from people struggling with self-confidence due to acne, AXIS-Y specially formulated this to spot target breakouts and blemishes.

I’ve been using this for the past three weeks in addition to a more moisturising skincare routine due to the seasonal changes. So far, I’ve been seeing great results so I’m really excited to be sharing this. The Spot the Difference Blemish Treatment is now available on the website for just USD$16 – which is a great price, in my opinion!

Visit their website or Instagram to check out their entire range. Before you do though, read on for my review!

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Feature: Exploring K-Beauty Sunscreen Recommendations

Kbeauty SPF Sunscreens from StyleKorean

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A lot of people who are outside of the k-beauty community might not have heard about this, but there was a huge sunscreen scandal last year (late November 2020, to be exact). It started with the Purito Centella Green sunscreen (which has a lower SPF than was marketed due to improper practices by the manufacturer) and, as a result of that, pretty much every k-beauty brand began to review and re-test their formulations. This situation resulted in a lot of uncertainty and skepticism – how do we know which products can be trusted, and how do they know that they have been formally tested? – but I’m here to help!

(Well, StyleKorean is… but I digress)

I was approached by StyleKorean to discuss their range of sunscreens. In order to help customers be more confident in the brands and products that they are carrying, they have worked to carefully curate (and even personally test) their sunscreens range. Aside from the advertised SPF ratings, they have also gathered the formal testing documentations for all of these products – which I will be referring to in this post too.

There’s a massive range on their site, but these are the k-beauty sunscreens that I’ll be discussing in this article:

And now, let’s dive right into the details!

NOTE: The listing of these statistics are according to the reports I have been given access to and, to some extent, are also dependent on my own understanding of the terminology. I do not claim to be a scientist or a skincare professional; just another customer fascinated by what I am presented with.

If you are unsure on how to read some of the listed results, please see the guide at the end of the article.

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