Buzz created all over the world by Korean Beauty refuses to die down and in all fairness I don’t think it would any time soon, because the Koreans believe in “preventive skincare” as opposed to “reactive skincare” and gradually the rest of the world is becoming privy to this great philosophy.
I love exploring new brands and especially niche Asian ones that offer specialty Sheet Masks! So naturally I was thrilled when Beaute.One sent me some face masks from the brand KinGirls to try. This is the first I was hearing of Beauty.One- the online store & KinGirls- the brand, and am I glad I did!
Flaky & Chapped lips are the bane of my existence! Most folks have a seasonal problem of dry lips, and how envy them. I am not sure what I am doing wrong in life to have cracked lips through out the year. To improve upon this miserable situation I often try various Lip Products with renewed hope with each new purchase. I have been leaning towards natural products so this Choco Mint Lip Scrub by Juicy Chemistry caught my fancy.
Since forever I have been trying to find a lip balm that works for me. I am one those miserable people who have chapped lips all year round and have tried lip balms from various brands and many-many home remedies. So far the only product that has some effect is an over-night slathering of the transparent Baby Lips from Maybelline. Now that I am consciously trying to transition towards natural and organic products, this time I decided to give Organic Harvest a shot.
“Buffet” is the first product I ever came to know about from The Ordinary brand. The ingredients, the very expensive peptide technologies it was using and the load of praise it was recieving seemed too good to be true! I had to see for myself if this Multi-Technology Peptide Serum – “Buffet” was worth the hype it was creating in the skincare community.
As I mentioned in my posts earlier, I have been meaning to add Acids in my skincare routine to help with exfoliation while targeting the textural irregularity on my face. I have never tried acid’s before so to start with I wanted to start small so I chose Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2%, A Mild Lactic Acid Superficial Peeling Formulation from The Ordinary. They also offer a more potent 10% solution but since I am a beginner in the acid-for-skin-care realm I decided to go slow.
For the longest time I had been wanting to incorporate an acid at the Toning stage of my PM skincare. I have a lot of visible texture on my skin so I settled for Glycolic Acid for its exfoliating properties. It is claimed to work comparatively quickly which is an attribute of its smaller size molecule that helps it penetrate the epidermis and give faster results. I opted for The Ordinary’s Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution because of the rave reviews it has earned from the skin-care community and of course that unbeatable price point!
I know I am late to this party because Vaseline launched their spray moisturizers in India last winter and globally a little before that. So obviously there were sponsored posts about it literally everywhere. Sponsored blog features, PR Kits and tonnes of ad space hasn’t ever proven helpful for me so I stopped trusting those long ago and decided not to buy this one! But this winter Ms. Super Consumer gifted me the Coco Radiant variety of the Vaseline Intensive Care Spray Moisturizer, so I gave it a shot and to be honest it has surprised me!
I bought a bunch of stuff from The Ordinary and I absolutely had to have the much talked about Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% which is claimed to be a High-Strength Vitamin and Mineral Blemish Formula.
You’ve gotta check out the stuff this promises to do! It’s almost marketed like black-magic in a jar, to go with that- an equally hefty price to support that ridiculous claim! Since I was absolutely certain that time travelling to the past & regaining my glorious younger skin is impossible, whatever EL’s marketing may claim; I did not buy this on my own accord! I tried this product only because I received this as a sample when I purchased the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum.