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Review – Asian cosmetics – Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner

27 Oct

I am still really into Asian cosmetics.  I discovered them a few years ago, and I find them to be overall better at what they are promised to do than the Western counterparts.  Also, even with shipping, they are more affordable than our prestige brands.

Etude House is a Korean brand and it has some pretty amazing other products, especially BB and CC creams.  Their toner has been on my radar for a while, but I was always hesitant on purchasing because I rarely use a toner.  Last month though, I finally got it.  Behold:

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The cost of this huge 8.45 oz bottle is around $11.00 USD.

You can buy it on Amazon and directly from Etude House.

From their website:

What it is

7-in-1 total pore solution freshener for intensive pore care.
Made of Anti Pore-Dex Complex & Astringentlex: For tightening up pores effectively


What it does

– Total pore solution: effectively cleans the inside and outside of pores with its special peppermint extract.
– This Freshner balances pH levels, makes skin pure like baby skin, and prevents skin troubles caused by pH imbalance.
– 7-in-1 Solution: Deep cleansing, sebum control, pH4.5 care, tightening pores, for clear skin, giving elasticity, moisturizing
– Harmless ingredients: WITHOUT mineral oil, fragrance, coloring, talc, animal ingredients, silicone oil

My Thoughts:

Pros –

has a very slight, pretty scent.  I can’t describe it, it just smells “girly” and fades quickly.

there is no stinging

my skin doesn’t feel tight or dry after

my pores are clean

my pores are smaller, which I think is also attributed to the Simple Micellar Water

Cons –

for me, there wasn’t any.

Have you ladies tried any Asian cosmetics?

What’s your favorite toner?

Thanks for reading!

~Anna

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Review – Glytone salicylic acid toner

3 Mar

Ever since I sampled the Proactiv Fading Pads, I’ve been on a quest to find a comparable product that I didn’t have purchase a whole kit to use.

Here is what I thought about the Proactiv.

I started to look for products that have a 2% salicylic acid component like the Fading Pads.  One of the products I found is the Glytone Toner.  You can get this on Amazon and from med spas.

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Ingredients – 2% Salicylic acid., Acetone, benzalkonium chloride, fragrance (Parfum), isopropyl alcohol, polysorbate 20, Red 40 (CI 16035), Water (Aqua), Yellow 5 (CI 19140).

Like the Proactiv, this is marketed toward the acne treatment customers.

I am interested in the skin renewing properties that come along with salicylic acid use.

What do I think of the Glytone Toner?

I think I wish it didn’t have acetone and rubbing alcohol as the ingredients.  These are both drying agents, and I’m not really sure what else they do.  Oh yeah, they smell.

Do I think this is on par with the Fading Pads?  Not quite.

I guess it is keeping my skin clear and pores small, but I’m not getting the glowing and the “wow” that I got from Proactiv Fading Pads.

This can be drying and can sting a lot with over use.  Start with one application a day and then move to twice if you prefer.

Will I repurchase?

I will probably look for another alternative first.  If there is nothing else, then I may.

~Anna

Skin Care Regimen – Easy to follow guide

29 Oct

Your skin is the biggest organ on your body  – Is it just me or does that sound kind of creepy?  But really – it’s true!  If you want to look and feel your best you need to take care of your skin.  What you eat and how much you drink is really essential to that, so please bare that in mind.  Also, if you have persistent skin issues; bad acne, redness, etc that makes you feel like you don’t even want to leave the house even with a spatula’s worth of foundation on – I strongly urge you to see a Dermatologist.  Your issues might be easily treatable and your confidence boosted.

Ok – lecture over.  Now to the nitty gritty.

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Here is our skin care Regimen easy breakdown:

AM

PM

  • Cleanse with a make-up removing cleanser.
  • Remove any excess eye make-up with a make-up remover.
  • Tone using an alcohol free toner.
  • Apply NightCream.

 

Product Recommendations:

Cleanser:    Make-up Removing, Dry Skin, Acne Prone / sensitive skin, Oily Skin and the Classic

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Toner:  DIY Toner, Normal-Senestive Skin, Problem Skin

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Moisturizer:  All Natural/Budget, oily/acne, Tinted Moisturizer , Sensitive ,  w/ SPF 

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Pro-tip: Jojoba Oil also works as a make-up remover.

Eye Cream:  Dark Circles/Puffiness, Crow’s Feet, Drug Store

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Night Cream:  We are new to night creams but we LOVE this one.

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Our Beauty Regimen – Foundation Application

22 May

After our review of the 100% Pure Fondation we have had a few people ask us how we put on our makeup.  So behold!  We give you Kassi’s foundation beauty regimen!

WARNING: you are about to see me with no makeup on!!!!!

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DIY Beauty – Toner

13 May

Oh my, what wonderful skin you have! Have you discovered the amazingness that is Apple Cider Vinegar? Do you use a toner?  I bet you do!

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