In 2016, one of my favorite product discoveries was the Swanicoco Fermentation Snail Care Emulsion. I was blown away with not only its killer ingredient list but also its luxurious, silky texture. That’s why when Swanicoco reached out to me a few months ago and asked if I would be interested in testing and reviewing some other products, I immediately said yes! After some discussion on their different lines and my skin type, they recommended the Fermentation Care line, which I will be reviewing today!
This is a kind of super long review, so I set up a table of contents to make for easier navigation.
A.True Real Black Tea True Active Essence
The Claim A bottle of double-fermented True Active Essence acts by filling every single layer of the dermis and epidermis to improve the natural vital power of the skin and to restore its original rhythm.Continue reading →
There are some brands I become obsessed with before I even try any of their products. This is not one of those brands. Manyo Factory, with it’s weird name and Paula’s-Choice-esque (aka boring) packaging, didn’t really interest me at all until Margaret, Joan, and seemingly everyone on Instagram started raving about their Galactomyces 10X The First Treatment Wrap Masks. And you know what? They were right. Those masks are awesome, easily my favorite hydrogel to date, but that’s a review for another day.
Today, let me direct your attention to the Bifida Complex. It’s full of pumpkin (IT’S PUMPKIN PIE SEASON!!) and, thanks to its 6 month shelf-life, I’ve been using pretty much twice a day, most days, for the past 4 weeks so I’ve got thoughts on it to share!
Mizon is one of the first brands that completely blew my mind when I first discovered the world of Korean Beauty. I remember coming back from a desert camping trip that was a lot of fun, but left my skin feeling and looking parched and worn out. I had a sample sachet of the Mizon all in one snail repair cream, slathered it on, and it completely revitalized my skin. Unfortunately, during that time I was too distracted by every new skincare product ever and kind of lost sight/interest of Mizon and haven’t really given many of their products a chance.
Fast forward a year and BumblingWombat on r/AB points out that Mizon’s peptide ampoule is a possible dupe for NIOD CAIS. I’ve never used NIOD CAIS but I am enamored with the idea of copper peptides and so was intrigued! Turns out, the hyaluronic acid ampoule also has copper peptides, in addition to beta glucan and ceramides. I grabbed it and have been obsessed with it ever since!
My skin changes drastically when Autumn and Winter roll around, so I have been frantically trying to finish up some of my items that are better suited for summer. Here are my empties from September and October!
Empties I Would Repurchase / Have Repurchased
Benton Honest TT Mist – Full review here. This is my third tube of this mist and I already have 3 backups in my stash. I spray it at least twice a day on the around my nose and mouth, which is very prone to redness. It’s really good at calming and preventing irritation for me. Continue reading →
As much as I love summer, it doesn’t make for interesting skincare, at least for my dry skin yup, I’m going to go ahead and blame the neglect of this blog the past couple of months on summer and now that autumn is upon us, I’m finally getting my act together and am busily stockpiling new products to get me through Los Angeles’s frigid winter months.
One of my recent acquisitions is this Dearpacker MasCream. I’ve been oogling Dearpacker’s whimsically packaged and delicious sounding products for literally over a year after first spotting them on a Korean beauty blog, so it’s about time I finally got around to trying their goods!
I just realized that it has been awhile since I last reviewed a sheet mask so let’s remedy that right now, shall we? Today I have not ONE but TWO sheet mask reviews, and they’re pretty great sheet masks at that!
In a continuing effort to cut down on my skincare stash, I’ve been doing semi-regular empties posts. This post has the products I finished up in June along with a bunch of discount codes for Memebox that I’ve accumulated over the past couple of months that I definitely won’t be able to use up by my own.
Clockwise from the top:
Whamisa Organic Flowers Facial Oil
I reviewed this a few months ago here and since that time, this oil has grown on me and I think I like it a little bit better now than I did when I wrote my review. That said, it’s still not my favorite and I had some difficulty finishing this and ended up using up a lot of it on my arms when I realized it expired in early June. Will not repurchase, but 100% will keep and re-purpose the bottle because it’s so gorgeous! Continue reading →
This independence day weekend, I decided I am going to emancipate myself from the backlog of half-finished reviews taunting me from my drafts folder every time I log into my wordpress account. The issue is a lot of them are for products I’m very indifferent about and I just have nothing interesting to say about them. So instead of giving them their own reviews, I’m dumping them all into one short, sweet, but (hopefully) informative post which you are currently reading. Enjoy!
To date, I’ve used quiteafew Whamisa products, most of which were overwhelminglymeh. A wiser person would’ve given up on the brand by now, but the marketing- the promise of better skin delivered by organic flowers- keeps me coming back. This time, I’ve found a keeper!