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Soondy Centella Asiatica Essence

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akirE


Oily/Resilient

I received this product for free from Picky and MIXSOON in exchange for my honest review. MIXSOON - Soondy Centella Asiatica Essence Vegan and cruelty free 💚 Main ingredient: 100% Centella Asiatica extract, soothes the skin and gives it elasticity, strengthens the skin barrier Other ingredients: Water and Butylene Glycol It's a light, watery but kinda viscous essence and the colour reminds me of tea, it has a very light botanical scent and it's suitable for all skin types Personal review I started using this essence not long ago but so far I can say that I like it. It helps hydrate my skin and it has a calming effect on my best friends, the random pimples 😆 I never understood the difference between serum and essence to be honest so I use it after the toner just like I did with serums (please feel free to correct me) Other than the product itself I LOVE the packaging as well because not only Soondy, the little bear mascotte, is super adorable but he's there to help protect his polar bears friends; in fact all the profits derived from the MIXSOON products with Soondy are donated to 'Friends on Earth', so if you buy one of these products not only your skin will be grateful but also all the polar bears that this association is trying to help and protect 🐻‍❄️

Soondy Centella Asiatica Essence

MIXSOON
Soondy Centella Asiatica Essence

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4.5

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Tea Tree Relief Serum

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akirE


Oily/Resilient

Main ingredients 🌿 Tea tree leaf water 67%, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties ☘️ Centella Asiatica leaf water 19,5%, fade acne scar 🌱 Patented 6-sprout extract: sprout wheat, bok choy, broccoli, alpha alpha, radish sprout and lettuce, deep moisture and nutrition Texture, colour and scent: it's a light green serum very watery, the colour is natural and it has no added synthetic fragrance 🍃Personal review🍃 In this period I have three acne scars that are pretty dark, It's just a week that I'm using this serum and I'm using it in combination with Tiam ac spot cream (review soon 😁), so far I noticed just a light fading but when I have these types of dark spots usually takes quite a bit to be gone so I'm happy even with this light result so far. In these days the skin around my nose was very irritated because of the cold weather but it's way better now by using this serum in combination with the the centella essece from Mixsoon Overall I'm happy with this serum, I don't usually expect immediate results so I bet that with more time I will see that those dark spots will fade even more. For the fragrance it is super super light, sometimes I don't even smell nothing so I think that even someone that has problems with scented products can use this serum with no worries.

Tea Tree Relief Serum

Iunik
Tea Tree Relief Serum

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Vita B3 Source

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akirE


Oily/Resilient

I received this product for free from Picky and TIAM in exchange for my honest review. TIA'M - Vita B3 Source 🌱Vegan Niacinamide 10%, reduces discolorations and fades post acne marks Arbutin 2%, brightens and evens out the skin tone Allantoin, soothes irritations and promotes wounds healing If you have dullness, dark spots and hyperpigmentation and you want to fade the discoloration, even and bright the skin tone, it also helps to control excess sebum You can use it both in your AM and PM routine but they suggest to start slowly, not everyday but 2-3 times a week if you're a beginner 💛Personal review💛 I'm using this serum in combination with the Yuja Cleanser from SomeByMi because I have a few dark spots left by a bad breakout and I have to say that this combo is helping fade them pretty fast, I'm very impressed by that 😍 The serum has a watery jelly texture and if you use it only where you have the dark spots it takes quite a bit to absorbs because it's ays "too much" product for a small part of your face; I use only where I need it because I have freckles on my nose and cheeks and since this serum seems to have a strong fading "power" I'm scared that it will fade my freckles too, so I do my best to avoid that part 😅

Vita B3 Source

TIAM
Vita B3 Source

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4.7

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Black Snail Collagen Serum

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akirE


Oily/Resilient

I received this product for free from Picky and Coxir in exchange for my honest review. Coxir - Black Snail Collagen Serum Cruelty-free•Alcohol free•Pareben free•Sulfate free Main ingredients: 🐌 Snail mucin: improves skin elasticity and prevents moisture loss 🪴 Aloe vera: reduces UV damages 🍚🫘 Black rice, black bean and black sesame help reduce inflammation and redness Collagen: repair skin barrier This is a pretty thick serum but it's non sticky and it should absorbs pretty fast. The benefits: reduces fine lines and wrinkles, deep moisturizing and nourishing, protects the skin from external agents and repair skin barrier Personal review I can confirm the fact that it's thick but not sticky, super lightweight and it absorbs really fast, I can also add that it smells amazing 😍it reminds me of grape Japanese gummy candies (very specific I know 😅) My skin really likes this serum, I use it in my PM routine but it can be used in AM routine with no worries since it's very lightweight, I feel my skin nourished and moisturized, one day I was very tired and I just washed my face with my cleanser than I applied only this serum and some eye cream and I went to bed and my skin didn't feel dry the next morning, also since I started to use this as long as some other new products, I feel my skin plumped and I love that 🥰

Black Snail Collagen Serum

Coxir
Black Snail Collagen Serum

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4.5

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Wrinkle Supreme Serum

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akirE


Oily/Resilient

I received this product for free from Picky and The Skin House in exchange for my honest review. The Skin House - Wrinkle Supreme Serum Main ingredients Red ginseng extract Pine mushroom extract Pomegranate extract This serum gives moisture and nutrition to the skin, reduce fine lines and leave the skin radiant and firm Personal review when I will include it in my routine... I know I still have to update the cream of the same so I'll try my best to use them at the same time 😁

Wrinkle Supreme Serum

The Skin House
Wrinkle Supreme Serum

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4.4

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Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum

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akirE


Oily/Resilient

Ingredients Niacinamide (5%) a water soluble vitamin that works with the natural substances of the skin to strengthen skin barrier and improve dull and uneven skin tone Papaya to brighten sun damages Squalane to fight free radicals Calendula to heal blemishes and acne scars faster Sea Buckthorn to brighten skin and reduce spots Allantoin to stimulate cell proliferation Oryza Sativa Bran to smooth the skin All of the natural ingredients are fermented with Lactobacillus to boost their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties Personal review This watery jelly serum has a very fresh scent that I really enjoy, so that is a good start for me It's been a few weeks now that I'm using and I have to say that I'm very impressed by the glow part, my skin is really really glowy all day and I love it 💚 I used once on my hand for a swatch and I had glowy hand as well 😂 For the dark spot correcting part I can see some improvement, I have quite a few acne scars and they are more of a dark pink now, it takes time but it's doing its job I also like the texture, it's lightweight, easy to apply and it absorbs fast with no stickiness sso what I can I say more? Give this serum a try if you have the chance, you won't regret it 😉

Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum

AXIS-Y
Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum

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Idebenone + Blackberry Complex Serum

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akirE


Oily/Resilient

Cruelty free○Animal-derived ingredients free○Artificial fragrance free○Artificial pigments free○Paraben free○Mineral oil free○Steroid free○Carcinogen free ✔️Skin irritation test●PH 4.5-5.5 Main ingredients: Lotus Flower water, calms irritated skin and helps to vitalize it for an heltier look 7 layers hyaluronic acid, fully hydrates and lock the moisture from the inside Aquaxyl, prevents moisture loss by building a firm moisture barrier Purifying, calming and soothing for all skin types 💧Personal review💧 This toner is a little more dense than the Secret Key Tea Tree toner that I used before, but it's not sticky or heavy at all. I really that natural light scent that has, I don't know how to describe it properly but you can notice that is natural and not derived from artificial fragrance so if you're not a scented skincare lover you may still like this toner since it's not over-powering. I have a normal to oily skin and this works really well on my skin, I don't feel like my skin is heavy when I use it and it absorbs pretty fast so I don't have to wait too long before using my other product. Overall I think is a good toner and, surprisingly, I like the thicker texture

Idebenone + Blackberry Complex Serum

Mary&May
Idebenone + Blackberry Complex Serum

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4.5

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Glow Serum Propolis + Niacinamide

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Oily/Resilient

✨️Beauty of Joseon - Glow Serum: Propolis + Niacinamide✨️ Cruelty free • Paraben free • Mineral oil free • Artificial colour free • EU allergen free • PEG free • Phenoxyethanol free Main ingredients ▪︎ Propolis, helps with acne, it is anti-inflammatory, it contains antioxidants to brighten the skin ▪︎ Niacinamide, reduces pores and controls the excess of sebum ▪︎ Lotus Corniculatus seeds, moisturizes and soothes the skin ▪︎ Tamanu oil, reduces irritations and acne scars, repairs damaged skin 🌱All the ingredients of the Glow Serum are EWG-based green grade, so they are safe for the skin and for the environment🌱 Texture: I will describe it as a liquid gel, it's kinda thick but not sticky and it absorbs into the skin pretty fast The colour is not artificial, is the natural colour of the ingredients so it could fade with time 🔹️Personal review🔹️ First of all I really like the texture, everything is jelly, liquidy and not heavy is a big yes from my skin and me 👍 I love how my skin glows every time I use it and I like to feel it very smooth and soft. For the acne part I'm in a "not really good skin" period and so far I don't see that much of results about that, but it could be because I'm not using the Serum for long enough to see some difference (I am pretty impatient, I have to admit it 😅) maybe with a little bit more time my skin will get better, I'm sure it will. Overall I like this product and I recommend it, especially if you want to have a beautiful natural glow on your skin.

Glow Serum Propolis + Niacinamide

BEAUTY OF JOSEON
Glow Serum Propolis + Niacinamide

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Intensive EGF Peptide Serum

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akirE


Oily/Resilient

I received this product for free from Picky and Coxir in exchange for my honest review Coxir - Intensive EGF Peptide Serum Main ingredients EGF: accelerates the cells regeneration and helps the growth of them Peptide: helps skin elasticity and youth Collagen: mousturizes and helps soften the skin Texture: this serum looks like a clear watery gel Personal review This serum has a soft scent that reminds of the play-doh I used to play when I was a kid 😄 For the whitening effect I can say that it does help fading a little bit the dark spots I have left from pimples, and in this period I have quite a lot unfortunately 😭 I also noticed that skin is a little bit more plumped than before and I really like this

Intensive EGF Peptide Serum

Coxir
Intensive EGF Peptide Serum

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Vegan Blackberry Complex Cream Essence

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akirE


Oily/Resilient

MARY & MAY - Vegan Blackberry Complex Cream Essence Vegan certified • Fragrance free • Cruelty free • EWG Green grade ingredients Main ingredients Blackberry Extract (50,000ppm) rich in anthocyanins heals skin from damage and prevents aging Blue Lotus Water (100,000ppm) makes the skin moist and elastic Jojoba Seed Oil (80,000ppm) strengthens skin barrier without clogging pores Centella Asiatica Extract improves and soothe damaged skin Ceramide NP maintains moisture and restores the skin barrier Personal review This is the first essence/cream hybrid that I've tried and I'm really really liking it 🥰 I use it both in my AM and PM routine after the toner and I think is great addition 🥰 when I pat the essence my skin feels like a mochi, it's soft, smooth and bouncy and I love it, just like a mochi at first is a tiny little bit sticky but this feeling lasts for a few seconds, just the time for the product to be fully absorbed I was really impressed by the MARY&MAY Idebenone Blackberry Serum but this is even better to me, I love everything about it from the completely recyclable packaging to the beautiful colours 💜when you mix it it reminds me of a delicious blackberry milkshake Since it has no fragrance and the texture is lightweight and non greasy but at the same time very moisturizing I recommend this for all skin types 💜

Vegan Blackberry Complex Cream Essence

Mary&May
Vegan Blackberry Complex Cream Essence

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Yuja Vita Ampoule

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Oily/Resilient

Main ingredients 🍋 85% bio Yuja (or Yuzu) water 🍋 1% Yuja oil 💧Hyaluronic acid 🌼 Chamomile and Calendula extract Best for dry and dull skin Personal review I received this beautiful ampoule as a giveaway gift from @urangnatural quite a long ago (luckily it's not expired 😅) but I had the chance to try this just now because I gave priorities to products with deadlines 😔 Back to the review I love yuzu and I was so excited when @urangnatural gave the chance to try this 🥰 starting from the packaging I think that is so precious, I love the colour and I love the shape 💛 My skin normally is not dry but these days, thanks to that "beautiful" place where I work, I had some dry spots and when I started using this, paired with the other products in my routine, my skin went back to normal. I mainly started using this to reduce my dark spots left by pimples and I've noticed that they are slowly fading so I'm really pleased with that 😊

Yuja Vita Ampoule

Urang
Yuja Vita Ampoule

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Pore Control Powder Serum

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akirE


Oily/Resilient

I received this product for free from Picky and The Skin House in exchange for my honest review. Cruelty-free • Paraben free • Sulfate free • Silicone free Main ingredients: ▪︎Green Tea and Tea Tree Oil, anti inflammatory and help control excess sebum ▪︎Peony extract ▪︎Aloe Vera ▪︎Allantoin ▪︎Panthenol Texture: watery slimy jelly serum, what a nice description 😅 🔹️Personal review🔹️ At first I have to say that I'm using this serum for only a week but so far there is nothing that I don't like. The thing I like the most is the texture, it absorbs super fast and it's so lightweight and refreshing, which I LOVE ❤️ I like the fact there is tea is one of the main ingredient because I love products with any type of tea in it since I noticed that my skin and tea go very well together; I also like that, thanks to tea tree oil I have no excess sebum but at the same time my skin does not feel dry or pulling thanks to the other moisturizing ingredients. There is a little bit of scent so if you're the type of person who prefer unscented products maybe this is not for you. Last but not least I really like the colour the glass bottle that contains the serum, not helpful in any way but I wanted to share it #pickyreview #gopicky #theskinhousepicky #theskinhouse #serum

Pore Control Powder Serum

The Skin House
Pore Control Powder Serum

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4.3

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Dive-in Low-Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Serum

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Oily/Resilient

#YourSkinIsOurPlanet Sustainable package•Clean formula•Love animal It's a sky-blue colored Hyaluronic acid serum that delivers deep hydration inside the skin; it contains 5 types of hyaluronic acid in different molecular sizes to enhance the absorption: high molecular weight forms a barrier and prevent moisture loss, medium molecular weight has a strong moisturizing effect and low molecular weight keeps the inner skin layer moisturized Personal review First af all I have to say that it's been just a few days of using this serum so my review is a "first inpression". Starting from the less important thing I love the colour of this serum, it gives me pure and fresh water vibes 😆 The consistency is non sticky, lightweight and it absorbs really fast, all things that I love in a product, it has a light scent that honestly I don't know how to describe but it last just for the time that you squeeze it from the pipette. As I said I can't talk about long term results but so far I feel like it's a good hydrating serum, I don't have dry skin but now that it's cold I have a little dry spot on my nose due to the fact that I use A LOT of tissues all the time and since I started using this serum I don't have dry skin on that area anymore.

Dive-in Low-Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Torriden
Dive-in Low-Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Serum

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4.7

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Heartleaf Essence

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Dry/Sensitive

🌱 Brand Story: Mixsoon is a hyperminimal brand that focuses on traditional Korean hanbang ingredients. They do not have a website in English currently, so information may have translation errors. 🌱 Claims: Calms inflamed, irritated skin with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant properties Humectant properties hold onto moisture in skin 🌱 Key Ingredients: This product has only one ingredient, 100% Heartleaf (Houttuynia Cordata) extract 🌱 pH: Unknown 🌱 Texture: A watery liquid with no thickeners 🌱 Scent: None 🌱 Price: $38.70CA for 100mL or $0.39/mL (Photos show a mini sample size) 🌱 Application: Lately I have not been sleeping terribly well, and my skin has reflected that. It has been tired, puffy and dry. The first time I used this, I was actually rather amazed how much my skin perked up. Both in terms of immediate hydration, but all throughout the long day. My skin under my eyes looked and felt less puffy and tired, and dull skin looked just that much nicer. Which makes sense, as the primary function of this ingredient is calming inflammation. 🌱 Other uses: Since this is a watery liquid, you could put this in a spray bottle, but it is a little pricey for that. 🌱 Every day: Yes, this product is designed for sensitive, irritated skin 🌱 Notes: Being made up of a single ingredient has its benefits and drawbacks. You will easily know if you are allergic to this product or not, no guessing games. It provides an effective strength of that ingredient. The only downside is that you are not receiving a broad range of beneficial ingredients working together to become better than the sum of their parts. 🌱 Packaging: Mixsoon has packaged their 100% extract in a clear bottle, which leaves it vulnerable to UV damage. Remember to store this in a dark place when not in use. 🌱 Accessibility: I actually prefer the dropper version of the mini sample bottle to the twist off cap in the full size. The square bottle makes it easier to grip and dispense. The full size bottle is average accessibility. 🌱 Sustainability: With their ultra-minimalist style, Mixsoon does not overpackage their products, and both the mini sample and full size bottle are recyclable. 🌱 Overall: I have enjoyed this product every time I use it. I would recommend it for anyone with tired, irritated skin or damaged barrier who is looking for both an instant boost, and long term improvement. Just remember to patch test this first to see if you have a reaction to heartleaf.

Heartleaf Essence

MIXSOON
Heartleaf Essence

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Super Balance Brightening Ampoule

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Oily/Resilient

✔️Cruelty-free ✔️Vegan ✔️Eco-friendly Main ingredient: Green Tea leaf water 81% Active ingredients: Niacinamide (vitamin B3) 2% and Moist-7 Complex 1% Personal review First of all I have to say that I have the old packaging and I'm glad that they change it because I find that with the pipette it's hard to take the product, I don't know if it's because it's not exactly liquid or other but I'm never able to fill the little tube with product, I have to "dip" at least two times to have the amount that I need to use; maybe it's my bottle that has some defect, I don't know, but I hope that with the new bottle it will be easier. Now about the product, I like the texture, I like that it's hydrating and that it leaves my skin glowy but I won't use it as a whitening ampoule because I didn't notice that much difference in the dark spots I have, for that I would recommend the Tia'm Vita B3 Source 100%; but it definitely leaves your skin glowy, soothed and moisturized so if you're looking for that this is your ampoule 😊

Super Balance Brightening Ampoule

Barr Cosmetics
Super Balance Brightening Ampoule

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4.4

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