- Beauty Interest:
- Age Range: 25-34
- Location: Mexico
This little product here is one of the most recognizable products in Korean skincare. Several years ago when I received some samples with an online purchase I finally got interested and reasearched the ingredients. There is not much it can do for my skin, I thought. I tried it, and it surprised me greatly, I used it having the lowest expectations and in return it gave me a moisturized, plump, supple skin. I was not worthy of such generosity. I bought the full size product and I use it every now and then. While it doesn't provide any bightening on me, it does give the face a temporary whitening effect, due to the titanium oxide. It also leaves a thin film on the skin for that precise reason. Another thing to be wary of is the strong powdery fragrance, since it lasts for however long you have the product on your face. It is not a miraculous product but if you have a little sample sachet around, and the ingredients are ok with your skin, give it a try. Who knows? You might be as surprised as I was.
This was the very first Korean product I ever tried. It was also the first snail mucin product I used. It is my wish to be buried with this in my hands. Not even then you will take it away from me. I have been dealing with acne since I was 10 years old; soon I discovered that in my case, blackheads and whiteheads, if left on my skin for too long, result in icepick scars. No other option for me but to pick on my acne. I would never tell others to do it, but I have to. I rather deal with dark spots than a permanent indentation on my skin. The problem of picking is that the lesion becomes infected, without a doubt. But when I started using this product I found out that it actively prevented the lesion from getting infected. It also sped up the healing of active breakouts, no matter what kind. As far as its moisturizing properties, it is only slightly so, hence why a lot of users regard it as a whipped essence rather than a cream. It contains a few ingredients that might not agree with everyone's skin. At the end of the day, the skincare mantra "Your mileage may very" is true, and this is a product that performs only OK for some. But for some others, like me, this is a wonderful discovery that I can always rely on.
This serum was one of the first Korean skincare products I tired, and it will forever be one of my favorite products. I had been living with postinflammatory hyperpigmentation for years, I could not even remember what my skin looked like underneath all those dark spots. Enter C20. The initial tingling sensation after the first application scared me, but it never happened again. Once the initial scare wore off, I discovered a new skin within a couple of weeks of use. Not only was the PIH fading, but new breakouts were getting under control as well. Then I discovered that the postinflammatory erythema was fading faster, and when I started experiencing cystic acne I found out that the serum helped me get rid of them as well, within a day the pain and inflammation disappeared, and the cyst was completely gone in a few days. The only downside of this product is how fast it oxidizes due to its not-so-stable formulation. Once it has oxidize not only it becomes practically useless, but it can be very irritating for the skin. One problem I have not only with this serum, but with every other vitamin c serum I have ever tried, is the increase in blackheads, which other people have also reported, again, not only with this serum, but in general. All in all, this is a fantastic product that worked perfectly for me. A true "Holy Grail" that I keep coming back to no matter what other products catch my eye. The pictures I show here are of my skin within the very first weeks of its use. You can see I had new breakouts within that timeframe but the serum kicked their asses.
I bought this product on a whim; the packaging is fun and more than anything a popular product that I wanted to test and see what the hype was about. It's not all that great. It moisturizes the lips just fine, but nothing extraordinary. Certainly not worth the price. At least in my country, it's about 3x more expensive than other lip balms out there that perform better and don't have the issues this product has; I'll elaborate. After a month or so of use I started noticing a weird bruise on my lip, like a cut. I suspended every lip product application and focused on healing that cut. Once it was gone I returned to my usual lip routine and the cut came back. Soon it hit me it was the EOS lip balm. I came across on the internet a few users that reported similar problems, most importantly the groth of mold on the lip balm. It's worth noticing this is an organic, preservative-free product. My mistake was closing the lip balm thus allowing the humidity from the environment to produce mold. I disinfected the product and decided to leave it open permanently and constantly clean it to see what happened. The fungal infection on my lip never came back. So did my desire to ever purchase this product again. If you want to buy this product, I can only wish you luck. Hopefully you won't experience the same issue I did, but if you're looking for a solid hydrating lip product, there are better and cheaper alternatives in the market.
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