CelleCle DetoxySmooth Foaming Gel Cleanser

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What is it? A lightweight gel that foams up when mix with water. Contains a blend of natural fruits acids to gently exfoliate skin. Ingredients list Star ingredients           Possible Acne trigger/not so good ingredients From CelleCle website: water, sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate, triethanolamine, disodium cocoamphodiacetate, betaine salicylate, carbomer, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, panthenol, lactic acid, gossypium herbaceum callus extract, paullinia cupana leaf extract, ilex paraguariensis leaf extract, cola nitida seed extract, passiflora edulis fruit extract, ethylhexylglycerin, citrus limon (lemon) extract, phytic acid, glycerin, butylene glycol, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, fucus vesiculosus extract, jasminum officinale (jasmine) flower/leaf extract, cupressus sempervirens leaf/stem extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, prunus persica (peach) fruit extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) extract, caprylic/capric triglyceride, citrus aurantium bergamia (bergamot) fruit extract, coriandrum sativum (coriander) fruit/leaf extract, rose extract, plumeria rubra flower extract, vanilla planifolia fruit extract, glycine soja (soybean) seed extract, phenoxyethanol. (Cosdna) Personally I don’t … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Skin18 first package review

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As I said before, I love trying new products so when I found out skin18.com has a reviewer program…I joined! I like it because they send you free products to try in exchange for your honest review. Just so we’re clear, no matter how I received a product my opinion is my own.  You have my word on that! On to the review! Here’s my first package from them: Cracare AloeSoothing mask: ✨ 3 steps masking: apply ampoule, mask for 30 min, apply cream. ✨Light perfume scent, not too bad, disappeared quickly. ✨Thick ampoule. The cream is really similar to the ampoule maybe just thicker in texture? ✨Mask material is thick, soak in clear essence, no essence left in pouch, very well fit mask overall, mouth opening a little big though ✨There are a lot of cream. I had leftover even after applying to my neck ✨Skin feels hydrated afterwards. Maybe … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Clarifying Glow Serum

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I just noticed that I have never done a post explaining what my serum does or contains! Since many of you are using my serum now, I decided to sit down and write about it. I created this serum to target my skin concerns: acne, inflammation, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and sunspots. I chose the ingredients very carefully, and since I’m making this for myself and not for profit, I didn’t skimp on good ingredients; otherwise, what’s the point of making it yourself? Clarifying Glow Serum Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Juice, Rose hydrosol, Hydrocotyl (Centella Asiatica) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Niacinamide, Squalane oil, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract, N-acetylglucosamine, Glycerin (and) Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate (and) Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract (and) Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Extract (and) Populus Tremuloides Bark Extract (and) Gluconolactone), Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate, Alpha Arbutin, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Serum Review

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What is it? NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Serum Ingredients list Star ingredients                        Possible Acne trigger/not so good ingredients Aqua (Water), Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Ethoxydiglycol, Pentylene Glycol, Copper Tripeptide-1, Myristoyl Nonapeptide-3, PPG-26 Buteth-26, PEG40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol. I don’t see any ingredients that cause for concern here. It’s also clean when checked with cosdna.com Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer: It’s derived from hyaluronic acid. HA has an unique ability to bind and retain water. “It’s water-binding and fills up the spaces between the connective fibers collagen and elastin in the dermis”. Therefore, in many studies topical application of LMWHA (low molecular weight HA) was demonstrated to improve skin moisturization and elasticity associated with significant reduction of wrinkle depth. HA is widely available in our body but decreasing rapidly as we aged. Ethoxydiglycol: is a synthetic solvent with a … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Blithe Patting Splash Mask – Rejuvenating Purple Berry

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What is it? Blithe Patting Splash Mask – Rejuvenating Purple Berry Ingredients list Star ingredients                      Possible Acne trigger/not so good ingredients Water, Glycerin, Lactic Acid, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, panthenol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium lactate, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Ipomoea Batatas Root Extract, Fragrance, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract (40ppm), Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract (40ppm), Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract (40ppm), Fragaria Chiloensis (Strawberry) Fruit Extract(40ppm), Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract (40ppm), Tocopheryl Acetate, Adenosine, Dextrin (cosdna.com) The ingredients look great! I love that there are many extracts in here. PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil derived from castor oil. It’s deem safe to use in cosmetics with limitation for use and concentration. But that can be apply to … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

C20 Natural Vitamin 21.5 Enhancing Sheet Mask

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What is it? C20 Natural Vitamin 21.5 Enhancing Sheet Mask Ingredients list: Star ingredients                      Possible Acne trigger/not so good ingredients Water, Butylene Glycol, Hippophae Rhamnoides Water, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Betaine, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Allantoin, Panthenol, Ethylhexylglycerin (www.cosdna.com) It’s free of: Parabens Benzophenone, Phtalate Ethanol, Phenoxyethanol Mineral oils Triethanolamine Surfactants Artificial colorants Artificial perfumes The ingredients look solid. I don’t see any flag for concern. But what are those hard to pronounce ingredients?? Butylene Glycol: used as solvent and humectant for skin condition and reduce viscosity of the product. It’s widely use in skincare and cosmetics. It doesn’t cause irritation from topical application with the percentage allowed in skin care formula. 1,2-Hexanediol: functions as solvent. Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer: a thickener, emulsifier and stabilizing the products. no known side effect. Ethylhexylglycerin: nature preservatives, … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Skin factory Aqua skinin ampoule mask review

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What is it? Skin factory Aqua skinin ampoule mask Ingredients list: Star ingredients            Possible Acne trigger/not so good ingredients Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerith-26, Propylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Betaine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Disodium EDTA, Sea Water, Tocopheryl Acetate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Fragrance, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Tocopherol, Vegetable Oil (cosdna.com) Triethanolamine (same as TEA) is the biggest flag that jump out at me. Triethanolamine is used in makeup products such as eyeliners, mascara, eye shadows, blushers, make-up bases and foundations, as well as in fragrances, hair care products, hair dyes, wave sets, shaving products, sunscreens, and skin care and skin cleansing products. It acts as a pH adjuster in the formula, help with the emulsifying of water-soluble and oil-soluble ingredients; so they can blend together better. The CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review) Expert Panel … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Health Benefits of watercress

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Watercress botanical name: Nasturtium officinale I remember when I was little my mom always tell us to eat certain kind of vegetables. All vegetables are good but sometimes she has specific one. Now whenever I see those I will buy out of habit. During our last trip to the supermarket we saw some watercress. My husband grabbed a bunch. He told me let’s cook this, it supposed to be good for YOU (he meant for my pimples). He told me to eat bitter melon also. Just one meal and it will make your pimples disappear he said. Hah! I tried that once when I was little and never again! I’ll save that for next time lol. I know watercress is good for us but I want to know what kind of nutrients that contain. So that led me to this post… The good stuff: Watercress is full of antioxidant that … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Kypris Moonlight Catatlyst –review from a sceptic

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This is the first of five part reviews for Kypris products. Moonlight Catalyst – You’re reading it now 🙂 Antioxidant Dew Clearing serum Elixir II the healing bouquet Results with before and after pics My skin: combination, sensitive, oily T-zone, PIH, sunspots. A little background of my journey… I have always been a fan of Korean skincare and used their products for many years (in addition to other none Korean brands).  However, last year, I went through a ‘natural skincare’ phase after a bad break out from P50 toner.  It was way too harsh on my skin.  Because of that, I started thinking about ingredients and sought out better alternatives.  I do not believe in the saying that everything that we put on our skin will get absorbed into our body.  Many ingredients have different molecule size that are too big to even penetrate our top layer of skin. Our skin … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch

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Don’t you hate it when you try so hard not to pop a pimple because you know it will leave you with an ugly scar but somehow it popped anyway? What is worse that once popped if we didn’t squeeze the life out of it… it will come back with a vengeance several days later and the cycle start again…by the end you will have this big ugly PIH (post inflammatory hyperpigmentation) that take months and months to disappear. Well I finally broke of that viscious cycle! I found my solution in Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch! Here’s the description from Wishtrend: + Wound protecting Hydrocolloid Patch. + Low irritation, high coverage. + Emergency, Intensive, & Versatile Care. + Wound protectant, KFDA approved So what is it exactly? Hydrocolloid is use in wound dressing.  So the patch combines absorbent colloidal materials with adhesive elastomers to manage small amounts of wound exudate.  The hydrocolloids … [CLICK TO READ MORE]