Product Review: Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water and Makeup Remover

Packaging: It comes in a 400 mL bottle, so I would say it’s plenty enough of product for about $6-$9. They also have a 100 mL bottles priced around $3 for those who want to try it first or are on a budget. Depending where you purchase the product will define the price. For example, I bought mine at Ulta and it was about $9. Garnier has made 3 different types of formulas for this line of skincare. Theirs a blue, green, and pink bottle cap to differentiate each formula. The blue bottle cap is the waterproof formula. The green bottle cap is meant for oily skin and the purification of your pores, and the pink bottle is the original formula. I purchased the pink bottle cap because it says it was for all skin types which made it easier for me to give it a go since my you guys all have different skin types. I thought it would of been best.

Formula: This formula was designed to cleanse the skin thoroughly and remove your makeup. Its for all skin types and is good for sensitive skin. It lifts dirt and makeup like a magnet. There is no need to rinse or rub harshly. Using it for eye makeup was so ideal because it took my mascara off easily. Side note: For best eye makeup removal, place pad on eye for a couple of seconds, wipe the makeup off and you will notice that majority of your makeup will be removed. It’s pretty amazing! Use this product, when you wake up to freshen up your skin and in the evening when removing your makeup. I recommend using this cleanser first and then a deep cleanser afterwards, because sometimes skin can still have dirt or oil residue and that can turn into a pimple! We don’t want that, so it’s best to deep cleanse and continue with the rest of your routine.

 Fragrance, Color, and Texture: Their absolutely no fragrance, as well as, oil and alcohol on this product. The color and texture is the same as water.

 Overall: This product has changed the makeup remover game. Before this I would use wipes and that would still not be good enough for my stubborn makeup. It has no oils or alcohol, so no acne or dry skin. It’s an amazing formula that I wish I knew what kind of chemistry came together to form such a harmless yet powerful creation. It’s refreshing, it does its job of cleansing so I would give this a high score in my book.

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Product Review: SkinFood Strawberry Mask Wash Off

Packaging: This mask comes in an adorable small tub of 100 grams. I love the packaging, it’s convenient to get enough product and its lightweight. For about $11, I would say you get a reasonably amount of product and a high-quality product. Amazing!

Formula: I’ve heard so much about this product and how it has helped many others with their troublesome acne. I particularly chose this one over the black sugar because of the fragrance and it just stood out to me the most. I can’t with this exfoliator! It’s amazing! Everything about it is so well done. This brand has proven its quality throughout my reviews. As soon as, you apply this exfoliator to the skin, it dissolves so well without being too sticky or causing any damage. The instructions tell us that we need to leave this mask on our faces for about 10-15 minutes. This is when the ingredients will penetrate well into our skin enough to give it that beautiful glow. One important detail is that this exfoliator is one of the gentlest I’ve ever tried. The beads are gentle enough to scrape off your dead skin cells but not scratch your skin to where it’s painful. After the application, you will notice how plumped and soft your skin will feel. I recommend and it’s incredibly important to ONLY exfoliate at most twice a week. Over exfoliating can cause damage to your skin and we don’t want that for you.

 Fragrance, Color, and Texture: I CAN’T! The fragrance of this product is incredible I’m amazed Skin Food made it to smell so natural. The strawberry scent is not an artificial smell but as if you were eating an organic strawberry from your local supermarket. The color of this looks like they crushed sweet strawberries and placed it into this adorable little tub. The texture is like an oil which it is said to be strawberry seed oil and the little seeds are wild berry seeds. The seeds act as natural exfoliants so that it doesn’t damage the skin but still gets rid of our dead skin cells.

Overall: I see this product as a 2 in 1 not only does it exfoliate your skin but the strawberry seed oil helps to prevent excess sebum and condition our skin to look soft. It’s honestly one of the best and like I mention this brand has proven its potential to me and I hope it does to all of you too.

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Product Review: Garnier Skin Active Moisture Rescue for Normal/ Combo Skin

Packaging:  For around $6-$9, the packing of this moisturizer is made of glass which is impressive. It’s impressive because usually any cosmetic with a glass container usually costs a bit more than one made from plastic. There is about 50 grams of gel-cream which should last about a couple of months if its applied according to the instructions. I’ve noticed a lot of products don’t come in large containers like Korean products do. I find that the difference is interesting maybe it’s the markets or preferences of each cultures customer. Whatever it is both have their advantages and disadvantages.

Formula: It’s a very refreshing moisturizer with a cooling effect that gives your face that cold quench it needs especially on those hot summer days. A moisturizer should help your skin bring life to it again after it being dry due to various of conditions. Pollution, stress, UV rays, lack of sleep can reduce the life and look of your skin. Wearing it day and night has decreased that dullness I had on my face that only other products would temporarily reduce it and then it would only revert to its initial state. It also has helped the texture on my skin only become smoother. It’s claimed to lock in moisture for 24 hours and it has vitamin E and fruit water. It is oil-free and its most definitely a light weight formula. Which in my case is super important, the one thing I loathe the most is having a heavy weight cream or moisturizer applied to my face.

 Fragrance, Color, and Texture: I must be completely honest but the fragrance is not something I favor. It does not pleasant to me however I’ve had others smell it and they say that they do like it. I will leave it to you guys to decide on whether you like the fragrance or not. The color is this beautiful light teal color. The texture is like a gel that dissolves into the skin like water. It’s very comfortable and not sticky at all.

Overall: A million times Yes!!! I love the ingredients, the cold effect and it really does keep your skin very moisturized. I highly recommend this product to anyone who has dry skin or acne issues. There is also another moisturizer specifically for dry skin that is a light pink color which benefit the crowd of people with really dry skin.

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Product Review: Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner

Packaging: This great product comes in a baby blue plastic bottle. The bottle I bought has about 250ml/ 8.45 fluid ounces in which has a great amount of product which usually lasts me many months. I know for a fact that they sell a larger bottle for 500ml/16.90 fluid ounces. The bottle cap can be flipped open and you will find a convenient small funnel where the product can be dispersed into a cotton ball or pad.

Formula: I’m very familiar with this product because I’ve been using it for many years now and it has not failed me at all. The 10 in 1 formula helps clean pores thoroughly and tightens them. It makes your skin feel very smooth, clean and hydrated. It’s meant for all skin types so there’s no need to worry about whether it will not be a match for your skin type. I usually apply this product on after I have cleansed my face and/or after I applied my facial mask. Over the years, it has helped me control my oil production and reduced the size and amount of acne. I can’t really find any cons to this formula because it’s that great. I’ve tested it on my siblings to see if it would help their dry skin and it does on the spot!

Fragrance, Color, and Texture: The Pore Freshner almost has no scent to it which is a good thing when it comes to applying an astringent due to the alcohol. The color is transparent like water and the texture resembles water as well, and it sits very comfortable on the skin.

Overall: One of the greatest products that has ever been laid on my skin. I have yet to find another great toner that can also help my skin in multiple ways as this one did. It’s very comfortable and it has this astringent effect that helps minimize the pores.

Comment Below: What’s your favorite Etude House Product? Any recommendations?

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Product Review: SkinFood Egg White Pore Foam

Packaging: The product comes in a cosmetic tube so it’s easy to take product out of the tube. However, my problem with tubes is that once the product starts finishing it’s difficult to take out the last amounts of product. It’s also kind of small with only 5.1 oz. product but for the price it’s not too bad. It’s so good I wish it would have been double the amount for the price!

Formula: This great product has egg whites as the main ingredient. It is also called albumin and it consists of amino acids. It’s made to regulate sebum, tighten pores, and clean away bacteria from the face. It deep cleanses the skin so much so that it feels like your pores are breathing again and creates soft and supple skin. It makes your skin feel so luxurious and some people have compared it to the LA MER facial cleanser. However, there is a huge gap in price points and the size of the tubes are almost the same. It’s incredible what an $11.00 product can do to the skin. What I did notice the most was that my pores had a blur effect, so in a way it looked as if I had applied primer on my skin. I absolutely love when the products I test reduce enlarged pores. I know that it’s a problem for many of us and we tend to be self-conscious about it and that’s why I usually look for these types of products. It’s for daily use, and it can cleanse your makeup off. What I like to do is remove my makeup with a makeup wipe, and then apply this cleanser to remove the rest of the residue off my skin. It’s great to use it in your morning and night routines as one of your cleansers so you can always have moisturized and silky skin.

Fragrance, Color, and Texture: It has a beautiful and enchanting floral smell. It is white and has a creamy consistency. I was a little confused about the consistency because on the product it says foam and never did it foam up when I applied it as I was expecting. If anything, it created small bubbles but the products’ performance was amazing enough to let this small detail pass.

Overall: HOLY MOLY! It’s such a great product that it shouldn’t be ignored. It’s hard to find a cleanser that has such a low-price point and works like a high-end product. It smells beautiful and it gives your skin a sort of therapy. It a gem and it just might be difficult to replace.

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Product Review: Yes To Tomatoes Skin Clearing Facial Mask

Packaging: The facial mask comes in a small container about 5.9 cm wide and 5 cm tall. Small enough to carry around if necessary for travel or spending a weekend at a friend’s home. I really like the basic colors they used on the labeling and the basic run around of the product. I didn’t see the ingredient list on the product so that is a bummer. On the other hand, the brand is cruelty-free which is amazing!

Formula: This brand is known for being organic which I praise them for because so far natural products are what have helped me achieve great skin. This formula is paraben-free, so it’s best to follow the recommended expiration date of 12 months on the label for the best skin health. This product is recommended for oily skin and it helps to brighten your complexion. After trying it out for the first time, I noticed that it’s best to apply it to a damp face so that it can help the cream move around the face. That way you can create that thin layer that you need. When it dried up and I removed it with a damp washcloth my skin looked a little red. I do recommend being gentle with the washcloth because your skin is a delicate surface and you want to avoid stretching it or scratching it roughly. Lastly, I showered my face with cold water. This should help close the pores and aid them after a deep cleansing.

Fragrance, Color, and Texture: The scent is hard to describe but it smells like organic fragrant clay. The color is a white/beige tone. The texture is a thick consistency that can be hard to move around but you can work it around the skin.

Overall: It is a great product and it has helped with my dull and uneven skin tone. It thoroughly cleanses, calms acne and helps prevent acne. This facial mask is a bit difficult to apply, however, you can adapt to its formula. My recommendation is to leave the face a little damp to let the mask move around. This product did so well for me. I really want to get my hands on their other product lines.

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Product Review: Tony Moly Pocket Bunny Moist Mist

Packaging: What can I say? It’s incredibly adorable! The bunny shaped container was really what drove me to buy it. It adds uniqueness to your vanity and really makes it stand out from your other products.  Once you open the container it has a spray nozzle made to provide with a decent amount of mist onto the face. The pocket bunny also contains about 60 milliliters of liquid.

Formula: This formula is made with Berry and Baobab Tree Extracts. It aids with hydrating the skin after a long day or when your skin is a bit dry you can spray this liquid on and you should feel refreshed and renewed. I’m more of a combination skin so my T-zone is what gets the oiliest. I still apply it on during the day even if I have makeup on. It makes my skin feel in a way relaxed especially when you’re going through stress in your daily life and your skin is dealing with it too.

Fragrance, Color, and Texture: The fragrance that this formula has is a faint fruity smell. In a way, its aroma is a faint peach type of smell. As for the color and texture, it’s similar to that of water. When it’s on the skin after its dry you feel like it did leave a bit residue behind but it eventually goes away.

Overall: It’s a nice product but it’s not the best. What I didn’t like was the residue feeling however it still does the job of hydrating your skin after a long hot day.

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