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The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%
My skin is super sensitive. Whenever i treat spot acne and blemishes with this guy, it always turn out flamed red. Yes, it dries out my acne just overnight but it is so harsh on my skin. Take days to calm my redness after using it. So sad to not be able to love this one.
CosRX One Step Original Clear Pads
This is one of the first korean skincare products I ever owned and I quite liked it. My skin felt very hydrated and I definitely noticed less breakouts while using it. This toner has a nice citrusy smell to it just like all other cosrx products and my skin absorbed it beautifully plus no alcohol! The pads have a good amount of product though I agree some leftover product at the bottom would be good (there was none). In my opinion it's a bit on the expensive side but if I find it on sale I'll definitely repurchase.
The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang: Soo SooYeon Balancer
Some background on my skin before I review my experience with the product: I have combination skin: oily in the T-zone, dry everywhere else, and sensitive skin around my mouth and chin (only discovered this recently). I received a travel size set (balancer, emulsion, and gel cream) at a local retailer during one of their promotions. I was really excited to try The History of Whoo and this skincare line. The packaging is cute, the product contains a light fragrance, and the product is absorbed quickly. Unfortunately, this product contains denatured alcohol (aka alcohol denat.), which I did not know at the time that would cause severe dehydration and flakiness on the sensitive part of my face. I tried the travel set of products one morning and all seemed well until the afternoon. I was experiencing some itchiness and irritation around my mouth and chin, but didn't think anything of it. Fast forward another hour or so and the irritation has become worse. I got home from work and that area was inflamed and was noticable reddish-pink color. I immediately wash off my face, pat dry and put on some aloe to reduce the reaction. For the following 1.5-2 weeks, the skin around my mouth and chin is super dry and flaky. My lips were also chapped as a result of the denatured alcohol disrupting my moisture barrier. On the non-sensitive parts of my face, the balancer absorbed well and did not dry me out. It made my skin feel soft and lightly moisturized. I wasn't oily in my T-zone or dry on my cheeks. It was a great base to begin applying essences, serums, emulsions and creams. After using the rest of the travel size on my cheeks and forehead, I would say that this is a decent product. However, for those with sensitive skin or a history of adverse reactions to alcohol denat., steer clear of this product/skincare line as most (if not all) of the Soo SooYeon (aka Super Hydrating line), contains denatured alcohol.
Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Foaming Wash
Great gentle and hydrating wash. Love the foam, it's pretty compact, and I only need one pump for the entire face. It's not scented, and doesn't cause me any problems. I love it, this is by far my favourite wash. It leaves the skin smooth and clean, but not dry.
Thayers Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner
This was one of my first toners when I started my skincare journey. I have combination skin (the evil trinity of oily, dry and sensitive), so I wanted something that would work for my skin without triggering my skin or breaking my bank. This toner does it all! It's super affordable and helped me manage my skin. The light fragrance is a nice touch and it is alcohol free to boot. I would definitely recommend this for newbies or anyone sensitive to alcohol products.
Cremorlab Mineral Treatment Essence
Been using this for 11 month, I can see such improvement on my face. Before this, my face look pale and dull. but after several use, it's make my face more brighten and have a glow effect. I really happy with the result. It's so hydrating and moisturize my skin. sometimes I just skip using moisturizer and using this instead. my pores look small than before (slightly improve) and the essence absorb very well. there is no fragrance which suitable for sensitive skin.
HYLAMIDE SubQ Eyes
Got this to try as my first eye serum because of all the peptides it contains. I'm in my twenties, but I do naturally have big eyelids that crease, plus some fine lines on the lower lids. I used this twice a day under eye cream, as it was quite thin in consistency and more nourishing than moisturizing. I'm also not positive that makeup would glide well on top of it. It's hard to say that I noticed any drastic difference after using up a bottle, however, it did seem to tighten the skin around my eyes and helped reduce under eye darkness ever so slightly. It made my eye cream adhere very well, and my eye area felt super smooth. The glass component comes with a dropper and lasted me almost a year, due to how far the serum stretches. The product itself is thin but not too runny, yellowish in color and doesn't seem to have a particular scent. The price isn't astronomical either, considering it's so long-lasting, even though I'm not sure how concentrated this thing really is. Might repurchase this again in the future after giving my eye area a break from extra nutrients.
CosRX One Step Original Clear Pads
This product was only okay. I thought I would really like it because of the clean ingredient list but sadly, it didn't do much. This product has 70 pads in it. It lasted me for about 3 months. I used it at night after using the CosRX Good Morning face wash and before the Atopalm Real Barrier Moisturizer. The smell was pretty medicinal like most CosRX products but it wasn't unpleasant. There wasn't excess essence in the bottom of the container, which I would have liked, but there was enough to get the job done. It seemed to do a decent job helping prevent whiteheads. I also have hormonal acne and these pads didn't really seem to help or harm it. If anything they seemed to dry out my face a little. Overall, they were decent but I would not purchase these again.

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