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Hey loves! I'm a 20 year old female with combination skin, hyper pigmentation, acne prone and dull skin. Currently I am trying products aimed to help these skin problems and will be doing honest reviews on them! I hope you enjoy! 

About Me

General Information

  • Ethnicity: African/Black/Caribbean
  • Skin Tone: Dark
  • Skin Type: Combination
  • Hair Thickness: Thick
  • Hair Type: Curly
  • Hair Color: Black

Personal Information:

  • Beauty Interest: Professional: Skincare
  • Age Range: 18-24
  • Location: Canada
  • Ingredient Preference: Anti-oxidants, Fragrance Free, Hyaluronic Acid, Oil-Free, Sulfate Free, Tree Oil, Aloe
  • Are you a mommy to be?:

This was the first hydrogel eye patch that I ever used and it made me fall in love with eye patches. I use these every morning after a cleanse and tone and right before an eye serum and I leave them on for about 20-30 min for me to get ready. They are light and instantly hydrate my eyes without being irritating. They also work well with eye creams as I layer mine on right ater I pat in the excess essence from the eye patch into my skin. 

These do a fragrance scent to them, but nothing unpleasnt or overbearing, infact I enjoy the scent early in the morning. My undereyes always feel refreshed and hydrated whenever I use these, and I would reccomend them to anyone who is looking for an extra step in their eye care routine.

 

Tip: For those cold winter months, I like to layer this with other products to ensure my delicate under eye area is well moisturized. Steps: TONER, EYE SERUM, PATCHES, EYE CREAM. Doesn't take long, especially if you continue doing your morning routine while they're on. 

TIP: In the hot summer months, try to put them in the fridge beforehand to give you the cooling sensation and to help de-puff your eyes in the morning!

 

Overall I really enjoyed these, and I love their other hydrogel patches from their brand. Will continue to repurchase!

 

 

 

This was my first ever eye cream and honestly it didn't really do all that much. For the price, I thought why not? Let's try out this eye cream and while we're at it, let's buy 2. HUGE MISTAKE. I purchased this from Wishtrend last year for $8.00 USD.

I used this eye cream for about 4-5 months and honestly it really didn't improve my dark circles or moisturize enough for me. At the time, my sleeping pattern was a mess, and you could tell by the state of my under eyes so I had hoped that this would help with my situation and at the very least help with keeping my under eye area moisturized in the cold Canadian winter. 

 RESULTS: This cream did nothing for my dark circles and in fact during te winter months, I felt like I was being pretty heavy handed when using the product to make sure my under eyes were moisturized, which made me run out of more quicker. Overall I didn't end up using the second one, and gave it to my sister who isn't really into eye creams. Since this eye cream I have tried the Benton Fermentation one, which I would recommend over this one. 

 

Would not repurchase and would not recommend. 

 

 

 

 This is one of my ALL TIME FAVOURITE MASKS, and hands down the best tea tree mask I've tried yet. 

 

This is a black mask, which are some of my favourites. The fit of this mask is superb, the lasting ability is great and the results are quite good. I reach for this mask when I'm breaking out and my skin feels irritated. After using this mask I notice my skin feels soothed, and any redness on my blemishes have calmed down, also my skin feels hydrated without being tacky at all. 

The mask stays on for quite a long time, and there is some remaining esence left in the pouch which I reuse with cotton pads as a second mask the day after. Incorporating this mask into my acne regime is a must and I love the way it works for my acne prone skin.

NOTE: This mask does have a slightly weird scent to it, but I don't really mind it. Anyone who has sensitivities to smells YMMV. 

 

Overall this will ALWAYS be in my stash and I will always repurchase this guy. I would highly recommend this to anyone with acne prone skin!

 REFERENCE: I HAVE COMBINATION ACNE PRONE SKIN.

NOTE: I give this product 1.5 stars instead of 2. I can't select 1.5 

Honestly i didn't like this toner at all. It didn't moisturize or hydrate my skin and even with the aloe in it, I don't think it really helped with calming my skin after it was feeling irritated. It also has snail secretion filtrate in it, which my skin loves, but I don't think it really did anything for my skin. It comes in 200mls and honestly I haven't really used it that much since. 

I've tried other benton products, which have all been a hit with me, but this was such a dissapointment and I will not be repurchasing. I gave it one star because it didn't break me out, and another star because I can't give half stars and because it does work okay in layers. I have other toners that work better for hydration or moisturizing. 

 

Overall this toner really didn't do anything for me (good or bad) and I won't be purchasing it again. 

Son&Park

Beauty Water

11/07/2017

I've been using this toner for about 10 months and I have got to say it's actually pretty great. This toner is mutlifunctional and is gentle yet effective. It has a light floral scent which does not linger and absorbs very easily into the skin.

 

Purposes: I typically used this as a cleanser when I couldn't or didn't want to wash my face. This includes post gym workouts, fall/winter days when washing my skin might dry it out even more, and even when I'm on the go and can't touch my face. I've also used this to remove pesky eye makeup that my first cleanser/makeup remover didn't catch. On top of all that this is a pretty decent toner that provides some hydration and freshness to the skin, however it's not the most hydrating toner ( the Klairs one is better) but for all its uses and multifunctionality this is overall a pretty great product. You get 340mls for $30.00 USD which  is alot of product. This bottle is about 60% done and i'm still using it, you definitly get bang for your buck.

 I purchased my bottle from Soko Glam last November during their Black Friday Sale but this product retails for $30.00 USD on their site. That's pretty expensive for a toner, so I would suggesting purchasing it during a sale. Repurchase: Most likely but it lasts a long time.

Recommend: Yes to most skin types, not sure about sensitive because it does contain some fruti extracts which may or may not be irritating to you. 

 

ACNE PRONE SKIN TEST: Pass.I experienced no breakouts or reactions to this toner. 

 

 

 

Disclaimer: This product was given to me by Amabie Beauty in exchange for an honest review. 

 

Honestly, I didn't really know what to expect from this mask. It claims "to provide soothing, cooling and moisturizing effect in order to restore and maintain chin line". But other than the moisturizing effects I didn't really see anything else happening. I don't really know what "restoring the chin line" means but I'm guessing that with multiple or consistent use, it's suppose to give you a lifted effect? If that is the case, I'm afraid I won't be repurchasing this simply because all it really did was moisturize my chin area ( which other sheet masks do). That's all I have to say about the product. 

Repurchase: No

Recommend: No

 

Disclaimer: I was given this mask by Amabie Beauty in exchange for an honest review... so let's get crackin.

Smell: EXACTLY like Palmolive Apple dish soap. Nice apple like not so strong scent.

Fit: Thin mask with good fit with thin material. 

Results: Stayed on for about 35 minutes before I took it off (could have gone longer but I was satisfied).  Skin was very moisturized, no tackiness, smooth looking plump skin. 

This is the first product from CY' l=Lab that I've tried and I'm inclined to try more things now. This mask was a great pick me up mask that made my skin feel and look great. My skin was soft, moisturized and worked well with the other products in my routine. The essence absorbed quickly into my skin, leaving a tacky residue, and there was still a little left in the package to use in the morning! Overall I would definitely repurchase this mask (especially because winter is approaching) and I would recommend it to anyone with combination skin and especially to those with dry skin.

Disclaimer: This product was given to me by Amabie Beuaty to write an honest review on. 

 

Skin type: Combination Acne Prone.

Smell: Herbal, earthy, hints of mint. Wonderful scent that may bother those who are sensitive to scents in products.

This mask is similar to the Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Mask and the I'm From Volcanic Mask in that it is meant to be an extension of your cleansing routine, and is suppose to help REALLY clean the skin on a deeper level, helping remove all the gunk and junk. I will say that I like this mask a tad bit better than the other two because 

a.) its easier to spread

b.) comes in a tube for better hygiene

c.) MUCH MUCH easier to wash off

I also think it smells better than the other two. I often find myself reaching for this one more than the others as well. This mask does not strip my skin or leave it feeling tight or dry at all. So for anyone with combination to oily skin this is a great product! I usually use it after exfoliating my skin to really make sure its getting to my skin rather than the dead skin cells atop. 

When I first started using this It was the beginning of summer and this was the perfect time to break open this bad boy as my skin was looking a lot shinier and that led to more heavy duty action. If you're looking for a mask to really help clean skin as an extension to your cleansing routine I would recommend this mask. I haven't been using it as much because it is now fall, and my skin is not as oily as it is in the summer so I skip using these kinds of masks or I use them once in a while (mostly on shower days to get 100% clean). 

 

Repurchase: Yes.

Recommend: Combination-Oily skin types who are acne prone. 

Before starting this review, I would like to say that this mask was provided to me by Amabie in exchange for an honest review. 

 

First off, I would like to say that i love the brand Neogen, and with good reason because this mask delivered on all points. I'm seriously impressed with this mask and it's results

 

Product: Neogen Sur. Medic Hydro Hyaluronic Sheet mask aims to "Intesnively nourshis and deeply penetrate to deliver mositrizing properties into dry skin, to creat a ultimately dewy appreance with high luminosity". Taken from Sheetmasks.com

 

Results: This mask was so hydrating. Like talk about the hydration properties, I need to find me a bundle of these for when the winter cold gets to my skin. They had a pleasant and light scent to them that didn't bother me at all. This lasted on my face for about 30 minutes and there was no stickiness or residue like some hydrating sheet masks I've tried. Also alot of these types of masks take a while to absorb but this guy sunk right in.The best part? It lasted the to the next day, and my skin felt nourished and hydrated even in this winter weather. My skin did also have a nice glow to it when I woke up so that's also a plus!

Cons: Honestly I can't really think of any cons. This did the job plus it helped give me a glow! Im super impressed.

 

Overall: I would absolutely repurchase this mask and it's on sale right now at sheetmasks.com for $1. So you can't go wrong for that price! I would highly recommend this to anyone with dry and dehydrated skin or those with combination dehydrated skin (me). I'm not sure how oily skin would pan out with this, but for $1, it's worth a try.   

 

 

Once again, thank you Amabie for sending this wonderful mask to me, I truly appreciate it! 

 

Before I start this review, let it be known that I recieved this mask from Amabie in excahnge for an honest review, and an honest and unbiased review you shall read! 

Alright, so I want to start this review off by saying thank you to Amabie for sending me this package to review, and I truly appreciate the opportunity!

 

Product: Purlisse Blue Lotus and White Tea Treatment Mask. Aimed to intensely moisturize, nourish and renew the skin. 

 

Results: Once I opened the mask this beautiful scent poured out, you guys its so lovely I wish I could use it as a perfume. The fit of this mask was pretty good, it fit my huge  forehead and the eye slits were wide. It also was long lasting, this stayed on my face for almost 30 (28 to be exact) minutes before it started to dry out. The essence absorbed quickly into my skin and there was no stickiness or tackiness afterwards. My skin was plump and hydrated and it lasted well throughout the night, and my skin still felt the effects throughout the next day.  I would say my skin felt better and nourished after using this mask, not so sure about the renewing part though. 

Cons: This didn't do anything noticeable for brightness. The price is also a huge con for someone like me. Just one of the these masks retails for $8.00 on the Purlisse website with a pack of four being $36. That is way to much for me as I typically spend about $1-4 on a mask (4 is pushing it, but if it's worth it, I'll bite). If you don't have an issue with the price, then I would suggest this mask to you as its a great sheet mask to have and use on one of those pick me up days, which seem to be everyday for me. 

 

Overall: Great product, amazing smell and definitely one I would repurchase if on sale or if I'm looking to splurge and treat myself.  

 

 

Once again thank you so much Amabie for sending this package to me! I hope you all find the review helpful!

 

 

 

First off, before I start this review, I would like to say that I was given this product by Amabie in exchange for an honest review;so here it is, my honest review of the PurLisse Blue Lotus 4-in-1 Cleansing Milk.  This is a milky cleanser that serves as a multitasking product. It aims to cleanse, remove makeup, tone and soothe the skin by using some impressive ingredients like soy milk, whole oat and white tea. It also claims to be gentle and that it won't strip your skin of it's natural oils.

 

Product: 150ml of product that comes in a sleek tube. For all skin types and contains the ingredients:

Water (Aqua), Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Acrylates Copolymer, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Tridecyl Stearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Polysorbate 80, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein Octenylsuccinate, Alaria Esculenta Extract, Butylene Glycol, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Nymphaea Coerulea Flower Extract, Methyl Gluceth-20, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Glycerin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Laureth-4, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Carbomer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Disodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Limonene, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Juniperus Mexicana Oil, Tagetes Minuta Flower Oil, Michelia Alba Flower Oil.

 

Unfortunately nothing up on CosDNA but for those with easily irritated skin or allergies to certain oils, this cleanser contains many flower oil extracts

 

Results: 

I really enjoy this cleanser. It's the first milky one I've ever tried, so it took a while to get used to the no-foaming. The smell is a little weird, but doesn't really linger so I don't mind. As for makeup removal, I found this to remove my simple and everyday makeup fairly well, in fact I was impressed. It got off my non-waterproof mascara and my eyebrows (my everyday makeup). However, for my heavier makeup,( for dinners or photos ) this on it's own didn't do such a great job, even with two washes. Which was fine because I have an oil based cleanser that does. This cleanser does however calm my skin and i tend to reach for it on nights and mornings when my skin is irritated or if I'm having a bad skin day. Plus there is a lot of product (150 mL). Thats the same amount as my beloved Cosrx Gel cleanser. This product also did not irritate my skin or my eye area, and did not break me out. 

 

Cons: The only cons I have about this product is that it's a tad bit too pricey for me to purchase. This can be purchased at Purlisse.com for $36.00 for a full size and $20 for a travel size at 70ml;I typically don't spend too much on cleansers ( I splurge on serums and essences)  so this is a little bit out of my range. That being said, if you could afford it, then I would recommend the product as it does what it's meant to do. However, don't expect it to take off your heavy duty liner, eye shadow, concealer, foundation, contour etc., but it's still a champ for everyday makeup in my honest opinion. 

 

Repurchase: Maybe in the future, but for now i want to try other affordable cleansers first,but I will definitely use this sparingly to try to make it last. 

 

I would like to thank Amabie for giving me the opportunity to review these products. All opinions were my own and unbiased. 

 

 

 

 

 

Today's review is on a sheet mask. Sheet Mask Saturday :) Anyways, Naruko has been a highly popular asian skincare brand that I've been dying to try, and a about 2 months ago I finally purchased my first product from them. The Rose & Botanic HA Aqua Cubic Hydrating Mask. As the name suggests this mask is a hydrating one and boy oh boy does it deliver! I love using this in the colder months as my skin is more dry than usual, so this mask does the job. This mask has a pleasant and light rose scent and the fit is superb. They have become a staple in my skincare routine. Unfortunately I am running out. 

 

Product: A thin and well adhering sheet mask that contains active ingredients that provides deep hydration and replenishes the skin with abundant moisture to restore it to its dewy radiant glow.

 

Claims: Provides intense hydration deep into the skin, preventing dullness and giving a radiant complexion.

 

Results: After using this mask, the essence absorbed into my skin quickly and was not all that sticky. My skin felt smooth, and hydrated and overall it was an enjoyable experience. The next morning my skin looked bright and plump. I reserve these beauties for my Sunday night pampering only and boy do they really help with the relaxation and pampering. I mean it smells like roses!

I would definitely repurchase this mask. I bought mine at an Asian Supermarket while it was on sale, but the Naruko website has sales all the time! I hope this review was helpful and that if you decide to buy it,  you enjoy the mask!

 

 

This is probably one of my favourite exfoliators! It super easy to use and it doesn't strip my skin and is gentle yet effective. The scent is strong on this one, but I love the scent of it so no problems here (smells like pinesol to me, but iced tea to my sister so YMMV). 

Claims: Promotes smooth glowing skin. 

Use: I use this after my double cleanse while my face is still damp (this is important. Do not dry your face as it will be abrasive on its own. It needs a little water). The thing I love most about this product is that even those who have sensitive skin can still use it, all you have to do is add a bit more water to your mask and it shouldn't be too abrasive. I have tested this out with my younger sister who has really sensitive skin and she loves this mask. For those of you who don't have sensitive skin you can add as much or as litlle water as you please, but I would suggest you atleast dampen your face. 

Results: After use my skin feels smooth, soft and not stripped of moisture whatsoever! Over time using this product my skin is smoother and softer. Overall this product lives to its claims and has become a favourite of mine! Love this stuff 

 

 

 

 

OKAY THIS IS MY HG ITEM. Like legit HG. I will repurchase this item forever.Okay I know this may seem like I'm hyping the product up, but you guys I seriously love this stuff. I have some stubborn acne on my forehead and chin and this has tackled my acne like no ones business! I have never been more impressed by a product honestly. I use this as a treatment, so its the first thing I put on after my water based cleanser, and I usually have a wait time of about 15-20 minutes. It took about 2 weeks to see some concrete results, but I was definitely not disappointed! This is  a CLARIFYING toner, not a hydrating one, so I always make sure to follow up with one. I highly recommend this to anyone with acne prone skin who is looking for a treatment to help them battle their acne!

This is the first oil based cleanser I've ever used, and i have to say I am seriously impressed. Banila Co has many oil based cleansers but I chose this one as it was recommended for oily skin and i have combination skin, so it seemed like a perfect match, and boy was I right! At first I was super nervous about this balm potentially breaking me out, or causing my combination skin to become even oiler (worst nightmares), but no such thing happened;in fact my skin was soft, clean and felt fresh after each use.This baby got all my stubborn mascara and MATTE liquid lipstick off. I love the texture and formula of this balm, and its super easy to use. Something about working in the cleanser until I look like the Joker seems so satisfying. It has a weird non-lingering scent, but its not unpleasant (just cant put my finger on the scent). Overall I really enjoy this cleanser and would recommend it to anyone, for my sensitive skin gals I would recommend trying the Purity version as Ive heard great things about it too. I would repurchase this balm. 

I love this toner so much, I use it daily and honestly my skin feels so hydrated, supple and ready for my essence, serum or sheet mask (sometimes all if i have the time). I first received a bunch of samples of the toner, and after consistently using them and noticing the effects I immediately bought the full size version from Soko Glam. This toner live up to most of its claims : it moisturizes, soothes and cleanses anything my first cleanser missed. The only thing i can't speak for is the pH balancing, I have not tested these with strips. Overall this is just a fantastic toner for the amount you get (180 ml) and the price point. Another thing i love is the scent;doesn't linger, not to strong but it is pleasant and I find it calming honestly. Klairs is a brand that caters to sensitive skin, so I was pleased when I purchased this, because at the time, my acne prescription left my skin so sensitive to anything, but this toner did not irritate my skin. Overall will repurchase in the future and definitely recommend to all skin types. 

Hey loves! Hope your well and your skin is treating you well! Let me start off this review by saying, I personally think this should be a part of everyone's routine! This is by far the best facial cleanser I've used! My face LOVES tea tree, & the moment I opened it I could smell it in there! This left my skin soft and clean unlike most cleanser that do the cleaning it also strip the skin while they're at it! Since I've bought it, it hasn't broken me out, but inset helped me with previous breakouts! I've been using this for a few days and I can already tell it going to be a staple/HG product! 

 

 

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