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Toner and essence is my favourite step of my skincare routine. I prefer lightweight watery essence. I would layer them multiple times to get that nice hydration. ✨ Bonus: they are in an affordable range 🥰

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Ginseng Essence Water

Ginseng Essence Water product review
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Oily/Sensitive

80% Ginseng root water and Ginseng Complex ✨ Ginseng root water-anti-inflammatory and provides hydration and moisture deep within skin. Additionally, it helps prevent pigmentation and effects that caused by UV rays ✨ Ginseng Complex-enhances skin nutrition and improves skin vitality, maintain the youthful skin complexion. Give skin a boost of collagen production and plump the skin up! Experience~ I have always seen this essence water on my feed and was always hesitant to try out due to the concern that it could have heavy finish on my oily skin. But gosh, I was wrong, big wrong! BOJ Ginseng Essence Water has watery toner-like texture, no scent detected. It is so so so so refreshing~ My skin loves it! It penetrates immediately into skin and gives my skin that radiant glow from within. That overthinking thought that this essence makes me skin oilier is proven wrong! I apply two layers of this essence, then serum, then another layer of essence every morning, literally every morning, and my skin have not been glower than this. I love and really enjoy using this essence water as toner pad. Especially on hot and humid days, I soak the big round facial pads with BOJ essence water and leave them on my skin for 10 minutes. This method works amazingly for me. My skin turns greasy and those visible pores saying 'hello' skin to refreshing, well-hydrated and my pores are less defined.

Ginseng Essence Water

BEAUTY OF JOSEON
Ginseng Essence Water

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Snail Mucin 95 + Peptide Essence

Snail Mucin 95 + Peptide Essence product review
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Cath


Oily/Sensitive

I’ve been using this essence for months now and I still stand with my first impression on this essence. What is Snail Mucin? Snail mucin is the slimy substance that snails produce to protect and heal their skin from injuries, infections, and environmental stressors. It has been used for centuries in traditional medicine and beauty treatments, and it has many benefits for human skin as well. What is Peptides then? Peptides are another amazing ingredient for skincare. Peptides are short chains of amino acids that act as building blocks of proteins such as collagen and elastin. However, as we age, our skin produces less collagen and elastin, leading to sagging, wrinkling, and loss of elasticity. Peptides can help stimulate the production of these proteins and restore the youthful appearance of the skin. Peptides can also have other functions such as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial effects. --- So, what are the benefits of combining Snail Mucin and Peptides? One of the highest concentrations of snail mucin (95%) in the market, Jumiso Snail Mucin 95 + Peptide Essence, combines the power of these two ingredients to create a potent formula that nourishes, hydrates, and rejuvenates the skin. The essence has a clear gel-like texture that spreads easily and absorbs quickly into the skin. It feels lightweight and refreshing on the skin, and it doesn’t leave any sticky or greasy residue. It has no fragrance or artificial colourants, which makes it suitable for sensitive and acne-prone skin. It is also cruelty-free and vegan-friendly. I use this essence twice a day. Apply a few drops to the face and neck and gently pat it until it’s fully absorbed. I love how this essence makes my skin feel soft, smooth, plump, and hydrated. It also helps fade my acne scars and brighten my complexion.

Snail Mucin 95 + Peptide Essence

Jumiso
Snail Mucin 95 + Peptide Essence

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Waterfull Hyaluronic Acid Toner

Waterfull Hyaluronic Acid Toner product review
Waterfull Hyaluronic Acid Toner product review
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Sushen


Oily/Sensitive

Ⓣⓔⓧⓣⓤⓡⓔ Viscous and slightly thick Ⓔⓧⓟⓔⓡⓘⓔⓝⓒⓔ My first impression towards the packaging, it not like normal toner come with flat cap. It still can be operate using single hand, and the content won’t come out when not squeezing. I need to control the amount of used. Although it seems gonna be very watery but it quite viscous. When I apply more, my skin tend to become very greasy. It does sink to my skin fast, but it leave greasiness on top of it. For morning routine, I only apply one layer. For night routine, I might up to two layer. If there is dry flake over my face, I will soak toner pad to toner and have some toner pad mask time. Overall, this toner really suitable those with dehydrated skin. It provide intense moisture and make skin plum.

Waterfull Hyaluronic Acid Toner

Jumiso
Waterfull Hyaluronic Acid Toner

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No.3 Super Glowing Essence Toner

No.3 Super Glowing Essence Toner product review
No.3 Super Glowing Essence Toner product review
No.3 Super Glowing Essence Toner product review
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Oily/Sensitive

🫧 𝐍𝐮𝐦𝐛𝐮𝐳𝐢𝐧 𝐍𝐨.3 𝐒𝐮𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐆𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐄𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐓𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐫 Highlights: • Contains Niacinamide, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, and 50 fermented extracts. • Has a refreshing scent of lemon. • Clinically tested and proven to improve radiance by 52.89%. Features: • Claims to assist in improving skin tone and texture. • Gives a nice radiant finish. • Fragrance-free, Alcohol-free and Non-comedogenic. Effects or Benefits: • Deeply hydrates locks in moisture, and balances the skin • Gives the skin a smooth and plump effect. Texture and Packaging: • The essence toner has a fairly thick consistency yet absorbs nicely onto the skin. On the other hand, the packaging of this product is in a plastic bottle and soft enough to gently squeeze, making dispensing convenient and easy to do so. How to use: • It is definitely a hydrating moisturizer and I like to double-layer it after warming it up in the palm of my hands. It leaves a smooth, glowing finish and my skin feels soft, hydrated, and plump. Thoughts and Impressions: Upon using this essence toner, I noticed an improvement in my skin as it became softer and more radiant. If you are looking to add some ferments to your routine, this is an amazing option! On the other hand, in terms of the scent of the product, I am not a big fan of its strong citrusy fragrance. The ingredients list of this essence toner is very impressive and I find it to be unique.

No.3 Super Glowing Essence Toner

numbuzin
No.3 Super Glowing Essence Toner

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Snail & Azulene Water Essence

Snail & Azulene Water Essence product review
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Kirin


Oily/Resilient

I've had my my fair share of snail products in the past, from moisturizers to essences, but they've never really stood out to me as much despite the hype that this ingredient received, not until I found this essence. Tia'm as a relatively new brand to me but this essence really wow-ed me as I'm using it. But first, let's take a look at this product's characteristics. Product Type: Essence🧴 Beneficial Ingredients🧪: ➡️ 87% Snail Secretion Filtrate ➡️ Azulene Extract ➡️ Butylene Glycol ➡️ Glycerin ➡️ Allantoin ➡️ Beta - Glucan Packaging📦 Comes in a 180ml cylindrical bottle and is purple in color (which I love so much). The color scheme is very pretty and minimal. The packaging is also straightforward, with the skin concerns and skin types this product is targeted to, written in the label, which is quite useful🧴. Texture🤲 This essence has a unique texture compared to other snail essences that I have tried. It's very viscous as expected from a snail product, yet sinks in quickly once applied in the skin which is quite new to me since typically, snail essences takes a long time to be absorbed.😌 It's lightweight texture makes it also suitable for daytime use🌄. Scent🌼💐 This essence has a slight sweet scent, kind of like a bubblegum candy smell and it's really pleasant. How to Use🧖 Pour the product into your hands, like a toner, and apply it liberally all over the face and neck. You can also layer it for extra hydration☺️. Rating: 5⭐/5⭐ Would Repurchase? YES ABSOLUTELY✨ THE POSITIVES✔️🌼 ➡️ IT HELPS CALM THE SKIN I've used this essence when my skin was undergoing irritation from allergies from the previous products that I have used, alongside stress. At first, I didn't really notice much of a difference, except that it really helped moisturize my face. But after a week or two, my breakouts started to look a bit less red and the itching has gone down considerably. Azulene and Snail mucin are the star ingredients for this product that are known for calming and healing properties, and I can say that this essence embodied it perfectly. ➡️ IT'S REALLY HYDRATING WITHOUT FEELING THICK OR STUFFY Now, one of my pet peeves for snail essences is that they're really thick on the skin and takes a long time to absorb, which is quite difficult if you're always on the go. But this essence is is watery and absorbs easily into the skin and I can use it even in warmer weather. It really makes my skin plumper and healthier whenever I'm using it too😊. ➡️ IT CAN BE LAYERED EASILY The lightweight texture of this product makes it easy to layer other products from your next skincare steps. It also doesn't pill which is a plus😁 ➡️ IT'S AFFORDABLE For the quality and amount that it gives, I can't believe that it's not that expensive. This 180ml product only costs about 9-10 dollars🤩. Buying it is really a bang for the buck💸.

Snail & Azulene Water Essence

TIAM
Snail & Azulene Water Essence

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