Friday, July 15, 2016

Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid Essence and Cream Review

Hyaluronic Acid is an ingredient that can be beneficial to most skin types. While it may not be for everyone, you may find that this moisture-holding powerhouse is just what your skin needed.
HA is a naturally occurring component of your skin, and it aides in your skins' ability to retain moisture. As we grow older, our skin wears down and there is less HA present, causing our skin to hold less moisture for shorter amounts of time. Since it can hold up to 4,000x it's weight in water, it's the perfect option for drawing moisture into your skin, and maintaining a healthy moisture barrier.

Finding a hyaluronic acid product that works for you, however, can be a daunting task. For me, Cosrx makes two options that I'm happy to call my favorites.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Natural Beauty and Pampering with Dirty Mermaid Beauty [Review] #MelodyCosme #DirtyMermaidBeauty

If you're a regular reader of my blog you know that self-care and a sometimes lengthy skincare routine are a big part of how I keep my mind strong. At the end of a long day, sometimes the easiest way to relax is by drifting away with some calming bathwater and peaceful aromas. If you've been following my mini-reviews on Instagram, you'll know that I've been able to do that with all natural products from Dirty Mermaid Beauty.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Hydrating with Honey - Banila Co Miss Flower & Mr Honey Cream and Essence Oil Review

There was a time when I thought I was going to miss out on all the honey goodness skincare had to offer, but some careful patch testing revealed that I mainly need to avoid bee venom, and that most products with honey or propolis are just fine for me. More than just fine, in fact, they've become ingredients that now star in some of my favorite products at the moment.

I've been loving these Banila Co products because, let's face it, tretinoin is a drying creature - even for my oily skin, it still leaves me flaky if I don't properly protect my skin at night.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Elizavecca Gold CF-Nest White Bomb Eye Cream Review #bbcosmetic

I'm going to admit right now that I've never kept up on using an eye cream before in my life. I get one, and use it a few times before deciding that my regular skincare is just as well going up under my eyes as it is on the rest of my face. And that is that.

I'm a big fan of Elizavecca products, and not just because of that adorable little piggy, but because their products generally work well with my skin.

The Elizavecca Gold CF-Nest White Bomb Eye Cream is the second part of a package I received from BB Cosmetic - the first being the Choonee Rejuvenating Horse Fat Masks I reviewed last week.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Illi Total Aging Care Cleansing Water Review

Believe it or not, even with oily skin I'm still at risk of feeling like I've overwashed my face. Mornings are the worst for me - after using Curology my face generally feels "normal" in the morning vs dripping oil like a grease canister. This is a great feeling for me, except that if I wash it in the morning when it's not super oily, my skin ends up feeling more on the dry side all morning, if not all day. So it was then that I set out on my quest for a cleansing water.

Not only was a cleansing water an ideal solution for minimal cleansing, but also for mornings and evenings when I just didn't have the ambition to fully cleanse my face as well. I've tried a couple others that my skin didn't particularly care for.

This was my most anticipated from the three cleansing waters I started out with, and luckily for me - the illi Total Aging Care Cleansing Water became just the skincare unicorn I had been looking for.