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Pillars that supported me throughout my acne journey and help me come out of the depressing cycle of skin issues at the same time fall in love with my skin & myself

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BHA Blackhead Power Liquid

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Annie93


Oily/Resilient

✨Very effective powerful Exfoliator yet gentle enough not to irritate skin. ✨ Packaging and texture: it comes in a frosted pump bottle and it has a transparent essence type consistency with a bit of viscosity. It has no smell whatsoever. ✨Notable ingredients: Contains 4% of Betaine Salicylate(BHA) that controls sebum, blackheads and dead skin cells. Contains 67% extract of Salix alba bark extract, natural exfoliator with moisturizing effects. Contains Panthenol and Hyaluronic acid to maintain moisture during exfoliation ✨My experience: Amazing product. Got very visible results within a month. One of the best chemical exfoliator I have used so far and that is so effective. I started using it once a week then gradually increased to twice and now I use it three times a week without experiencing any irritation. My blackheads and closed comedones significantly reduced after including this in my routine. My skin has a very healthy glow to it now and my pores appear smaller than before. ✅Pros: Very effective chemical exfoliator Good for all skin types Gentle on skin Moisturizes skin Controls sebum production Removes blackheads and dead skin cells Makes skin smooth and glowing

BHA Blackhead Power Liquid

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BHA Blackhead Power Liquid

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Advanced Snail 92 All-in-One Cream

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Annie93


Oily/Resilient

COSRX Advanced Snail 92 All In One Cream is a good moisturising cream for normal to oily skin, specially for those who have dehydrated oily skin. It's very difficult to find the right moisturizer for dehydrated oily skin , I know the pain because I had to go through a period where I would do extensive research and study just to find the right moisturizer. Cause the moisturizer made for acne prone oily skin sometimes leaves the skin dehydrated and feeling tight. Cause those moisturizer sometimes lack those occlusive ingredients to trap in the moisture because those ingredients make the skin more oily. It's a vicious cycle of trying to stop oil production in turn making it produce more oil. But then I bought this product reading some good reviews and I have to say it didn't let me down. It contains 92% snail secretion , allantoin, panthenol and some other good occlusive ingredients. Pros: it didn't leave my skin feeling heavy or didn't trigger my sebum production. I was pleasantly surprised after using this as it left my moisturized without making it oily. It also somewhat improved the texture of my skin, making it a bit softer. Overall I would give this A++ .

Advanced Snail 92 All-in-One Cream

COSRX
Advanced Snail 92 All-in-One Cream

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Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser

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Annie93


Oily/Resilient

This is quite a strong cleanser. It has a pH level of 9-10 which is quite high. It contains willow bark extract, tea tree extract which are quite effective in soothing skin as well as give a gentle exfoliating effect. It is very effective in removing dirt ,excess sebum and also improving clogged pores. It is also good for acne prone skin. Packaging and texture: It comes in a squeezable tube and it has a thick milky texture. It foams up quite a bit so a little amount is needed for the whole face and neck. It has no smell whatsoever. My experience: I have a love and hate relationship with this product. It really helped in times when I had a lot of acne but it also dries out my skin. My skin felt very dehydrated but oily. I had a hard time dealing with my dehydrated skin. Now I only use it when I have acne. I also use it for my back acne and it removes them very nicely. Pros: Removes dirt, oil, dead skin cells effectively Helps in removing acne Little goes a long way No fragrance

Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser

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Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser

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Madagascar Centella Ampoule

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Annie93


Oily/Resilient

About the brand: The thought behind the brand name really moved me. The name SKIN1004 carries a deep meaning behind it. In Korean 1004 is cheon-sa which also means angel. So it represents Skin angel who brings us untouched nature as they claim. How do they bring us untouched nature? They have sought the process of GACP farming which means only the specially trained pickers from 17 certified regions of Madagascar are hired for centella farming to prevent raw material contamination. What is centella? Centella Asiatica also called Cica is known as the leaf that brings life, which is found in Madagascar the oldest Island on earth. This leaf is known for its healing and protecting properties. It is rich in antioxidants which help in reducing inflammation and combat redness and acne. It is also rich in amino acid which helps to improve skin elasticity and fight signs of aging. It also helps in strengthening weakened and compromised skin barrier. Centella is a multifunctional ingredient which has become popular in Korean skincare realm and thanks to SKIN1004 we are getting the benefits of untouched and pure ingredient. SKIN1004 Madagascar Centella Ampoule: it contains 100% centella asiatica extract. It is formulated at an optimum pH between 5 & 6 which is the natural pH of healthy skin. Packaging & texture: It comes in a luxurious looking yet simple glass bottle of 100 ml with an L- shaped pipette for dispensing the amount needed. It has a watery consistency with no fragnrance. My experience: I have used it daily for the last 12 days and I found it very soothing for the skin. It instantly cools down the skin after application. I have noticed some reduction in the active spots but it didn’t heal them completely, I guess I need to use and observe it for a longer period of time. I have also noticed a healthy glow in my skin so that’s a plus. Overall I would give it 4 out 5. I just need more time to form a proper understanding of the effects of the product. Thank you for gifting me this amazing product.

Madagascar Centella Ampoule

SKIN1004
Madagascar Centella Ampoule

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Madagascar Centella Tone Brightening Capsule Cream

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peachperfectskin


Oily/Resilient

Review of Madagascar Centella Tone Brightening Capsule Cream by skin104. I really like skin1004 products. Maybe it's centella asiactica - their signture ingredient that makes all their cosmetics I've used really work for me. So I wasn't hesitating to try this brightening cream for my dark spots. And as always I wasn't disappointed. 🍑 Product description This soothing cream brightens dull skin while calming irritation. This is also pefect revitalising cream for sensitive skin. 🍑 Key ingredients Wow ❤️. I'm so impressed how the ingredient list is full of goodies. There's nothing bad there. So I think I mention only superkey ingredients: 👍Niacinamide - for evening skin tone and anti-inflammation 👍Tranexamic acid - for reducing dark spots 👍Alpha-bisabolol - for healing and soothing This cream contains shea butter so those with oily skin keep that in mind. 🍑 Quick info Package: 75ml transparent, white tube Scent: none Texture: light, fast absorbing with little madecassoside white beads Color: white PAO: 12 months 🍑 My impressions Tone Brightening cream is the one I've chosen for my post acne dark spots. Getting rid of those takes some time, so I wanted to add more products to my daily routine. This cream is very light, fast absorbing and not sticky at all. It has little white madecassoside beads that quickly melts on the skin. After using it my complexion is more smooth and dewy. It's also prefect day time moisturizer. Although it contains shea butter I didn't experience any clogged pores or breakouts with my combo skin type. Overall I really like it ❤️❤️. I have noticed steady improvement in my skin condition but I guess it'll take some time to even completely and this cream surely helps with that.

Madagascar Centella Tone Brightening Capsule Cream

SKIN1004
Madagascar Centella Tone Brightening Capsule Cream

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Madagascar Centella Tea-Trica BHA Foam

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Annie93


Oily/Resilient

Skin1004 TEA-TRICA BHA FOAM: Foam cleanser formulated with acne prone & troubled skin in mind. This special concoction is infused with BHA(salicylic acid), Pine tree complex(Cypress water + King pine leaf extract + Tea tree leaf water), Cica, Cacao seed extract to deeply cleanse &remove 3 main reasons for acne (Makeup& SPF residue, excess sebum & pore clogging waste) at the same time relieve irritated skin & revive skin's natural healthy state. Key ingredients: Myristic Acid: naturally found fatty acid that is used as a foam building cleansing agent Glycerin: A natural moisturizer that is also present in our skin Salicylic Acid(0.45%): superstar ingredient for acne prone skin which can exfoliate skin both on the surface and in the pores, provide anti inflammatory relief and treat blackheads Cica(0.2%):potent soothing agent which calms irritated & sensitized skin as well as strengthen skin barrier Tea tree oil(0.2%): very well know anti acne ingredient which provides anti inflammatory & anti bacterial benefits Tea Tree Leaf Water(0.09%): distilled & diluted version of tea tree oil Citrus acid: gentle exfoliant Packaging & texture: it comes in squeezable tube of 125ml with a flip cap. It has a mild creamy consistency with a light mint green tint to it. It lathers into foam readily so only a small amount is needed. It is accompanied by a pleasant tea tree aroma which goes away after washing. My expereince: I have dehydrated oily acne prone skin. Some cleansers which target acne prone skin can make the skin dry. I had similar experience with such cleansers but as someone who has very acne prone skin this is the one area where I compromise and use such drying products but in turn I have to use heavy moisturizers which makes the skin too oily which again breeds more acne. This is a vicious cycle that I can't escape. But this product surprised me, I have been using it for a few days & it worked in balancing my oil production but I didn't feel like it was drying out my skin. The answer is in the amount, even while reading about the product I noticed that they mention to use a pea size amount. We always tend be heavy handed with cleansers & in case of this type of cleanser the trick is in the amount, if you use correct amount you will get the benefits they claim but if you use too much it will make your skin dry. Within a few days of regular use this cleanser has become my favorite cleanser. It is really effective in reducing my active acne. I have been prescribed a Vitamin B complex supplement & because of that I am breaking out like crazy. So this product came like a blessing during this tough time. I would definitely get this again. Overall I will rate it 4.5 out 5.

Madagascar Centella Tea-Trica BHA Foam

SKIN1004
Madagascar Centella Tea-Trica BHA Foam

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Freshly Juiced Vitamin Charging Serum

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Dry/Sensitive

I received this product for free from Picky and Dear, Klairs in exchange for my honest review. Light weight serum thats none greasy and quickly absorbs. Its super gentle and a great starter vitamin c serum. I can apply this daily without irritation of any kind.

Freshly Juiced Vitamin Charging Serum

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Freshly Juiced Vitamin Charging Serum

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All-day Airy Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++

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noelka


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New from @klairs.global sunscreen with 4 new stable chemical filters 🔥 does not need renewal in city conditions! 📍I love these new filters because I often wear make-up and don't want to renew it, plus for normal/combination/oily skin it replaces the cream, you don't need to apply another layer underneath. 📍 does not leave white marks, is not sticky, moisturizes well and serves as a makeup base 📍does not leave an oily shine on the face, only a light natural shine 📍light texture and easy to spread 📍 a good option from the brand, if you are not familiar with them, then this is Korea 🤗 it is they who, in my opinion, make the most comfortable SPF creams (not only theirs, but the topic is not about that now). As part of : 🌱Niacinamide - improves skin color, stimulates the synthesis of ceramides, strengthens the protective functions of the stratum corneum and lightens pigmentation. 🌱Aloe extract - has a moisturizing, softening, healing and anti-inflammatory effect. 🌱 Barberry root extract - has pronounced antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, improves skin quality and has an anti-inflammatory effect. 🌱 Panthenol - soothes and moisturizes the surface of the epidermis, has a softening effect. 🌱 Allantoin heals, stimulates recovery and regeneration, soothes, relieves redness and itching, reduces reactivity. 🌱Adenosine is one of the most frequently used components in the fight against age-related changes. Tightens, smooths wrinkles, accelerates metabolism and slows down age-related changes. 📍Suitable for all skin types. 📍cream-gel does not contain ethanol, silicone, steroids, artificial dyes, flavors and components of animal origin

All-day Airy Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++

Dear, Klairs
All-day Airy Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++

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Vita B3 Source

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Annie93


Oily/Resilient

✨A skin brightening serum that is formulated with highly-concentrated niacinamide and arbutin for the reduction of dark spots and correction of uneven skin tone. It is infused with with 10% niacinamide to control sebum production & 2% arbutin to treat hyperpigmentation and dark spots. 💛Notable ingredients: Niacinamide (10%), Arbutin (2%), Allantoin, Lindera Erythrocarpa Extract-acts as a strong antioxidant, Cornus Officinalis Fruit Extract-provides anti-inflammatory & brightening effects, Geranium Thunbergii Extract-provides moisture,nourishment and helps balance sebum production, Sodium Hyaluronate. ✨Packaging & texture: it comes in a dark brown tinted glass bottle with a dropper to dispense the amount needed for application. It has a transparent watery consistency with no scent at all. 💛My experience: I have incorporated this in my current routine and so far I have noticed some brightening of my skin. It didn’t reduce my blemishes or improve my hyperpigmentation. I think it needs more time to work on my dark spots & blemishes. I’ll continue using it to observe its effect on my blemishes. It absorbs very fast and doesn’t leave any residue , so my skin doesn’t feel greasy at all. It’s claim to reduce excessive sebum production has worked for me, as I have very oily skin I noticed the difference right away. It made my oily skin less greasy at the same time it gave a dewy glow to my skin. I also noticed that it reduced the intensity of my breakouts. Overall I love this product so I would rate it 4 out of 5 for now as I didn’t notice changes in my blemishes. ✅Pros: Brightens skin Controls sebum production Reduces acne blemishes & dark spots Reduces breakouts Makes complexion more radiant Corrects uneven skin tone Boosts collagen production to increase skin elasticity Reduces fine lines and wrinkles ⚠️Note: Always wear broadspectrum sunscreen after applying this product.

Vita B3 Source

TIAM
Vita B3 Source

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Vita B3 Mist Toner

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skincarereview101


Oily/Resilient

~Gifted, but opinions are my own~ #pr #gifted #sponsored 🌞PRODUCT AND SIZING: Tia’m Vita B3 Mist, 200 ml 🎁PRESENTATION: It comes in a lemony translucent plastic bottle with a mist pump. 💦STAR INGREDIENTS: It contains 3% niacinamide and tranexamic acid. 🌺TEXTURE and SCENT: This is clear and watery. It has no scent and does not contain any fragrance. 👨‍🦱 MY THOUGHTS: This is my first time using this mist. It has less niacinamide than the serum and is beginner friendly (although I don’t think I have personally experienced any adverse reaction to niacinamide). Its mist (after an initial a few times) is super fine, and this feels refreshing on the skin without any filmy residue or after-feel. It is light, and it does not drip either. It gives a nice glow in addition to hydration to my skin without looking greasy. Although it has been a bit cooler this week in Illinois, I look forward to using this on hot summer days when I skip a heavy moisturizer. Also, it comes in a generous size. 👐 PAIRING: I used this with various products, including Acwell toner, May Coop raw sauce, Ohui Age Recovery eye cream, and Benton sunscreen. Others may have different experiences based on skin types, products they use, environmental conditions, etc.

Vita B3 Mist Toner

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Vita B3 Mist Toner

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Alpha Arbutin 02%

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sheenshine


Oily/Sensitive

Minimalist__ 2% Alpha Arbutin Face serum . Description as per brand : ✨No More Pigmentation and Blemishes ✨Reduces Tanning and dark spots ✨Effective Skin Brightening Serum ✨For All skin types ✨ Clean and transparent beauty . Packaging: This product comes in a black glass bottle with a dropper attached on top . Fragrance: This product is odourless . Colour & Consistency: This product has a watery like texture and is transparent in colour . My Experience: I use this serum in my PM Skincare routine.After Cleansing my face with a good Cleanser I take a sufficient amount of product and massage it on my skin and then seal it with a Moisturiser.This product is a holy grail product for me.Why is No one is talking about this product.I mean this is a very good and effective serum. Minimalist did a very great Job.It doesn't show results in 2-3 days.But takes 2-3 weeks .After using this for 2-3 weeks I can literally see a glow and shine on my skin.It fades my Acne scars, even out my skin, brings a glow on my face.I'm literally in love with this particular product.But There are some cons (as nothing is perfect),Once my Skin barrier was broken when I apply this serum it triggered my skin.So Don't apply this serum if you've broken barrier.and Don't use more than 3-4 drops because when you apply too much it will feel very heavy on your skin. But this is a very good product,I love this .It show very effective results if you use it properly. . Recommendations: I would recommend this to people with Oily, Combination and Acne-prone skin.I would not recommend this to people with sensitive and dry skin. . Rating: 4/5 .

Alpha Arbutin 02%

Minimalist
Alpha Arbutin 02%

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Tranexamic 3% + HPA

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Annie93


Oily/Resilient

✨An effective serum which reduces the appearance of Melasma, PIE, PIH, and blemishes. ✨ Notable ingredients: contains 3% Tranexamic Acid, which is a derivative of the amino acid lysine which helps in inhibiting melanin production and thereby reducing melasma, hyperpigmentation, dark spots, blemishes. Contains 1% HPA (Hydroxyphenoxy Propionic Acid), which is proven to prevent the production of melanin pigments which works just as effectively as hydroquinone without irritating skin. Contains 3 % Mandelic Acid which gently exfoliates & also reduces post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. ✨ Packaging and texture: It comes in a black tinted glass bottle with a dropper which helps in dispensing the amount needed for application. It has a yellowish light watery consistency with no smell whatsoever. ✨My review: I have used this consistently for 2 months and I have noticed significant reduction in my dark spots and acne blemishes. My skin also look brighter and my skin tone looks more even now. I was amazed by how this worked as I was not expecting this much change in 2 months. But note that I have used it religiously for 2 months I haven't taken a break from this except on the exfoliating days. It can only be used in PM so I used in everyday in my evening routine. It is very lightweight and very little is needed to apply over the whole face and neck. It didn't leave my skin greasy but it gave a glow to my skin which I notice comes from facial oils. I can't say anything about their melasma claim as I don't have melasma but I think from how effectively it worked it will work for melasma as well. All in all I loved it . ✅Pros: Reduces melasma, hyperpigmentation, dark spots and blemishes. Gently exfoliates Non irritating for skin Suitable for all skin types Makes skin brighter Improves uneven skin tone Free from fragrance and irritants

Tranexamic 3% + HPA

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Tranexamic 3% + HPA

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Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++

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Annie93


Oily/Resilient

💙 Product description: Highly moisturising lightweight sunscreen with 8 types of Hyaluronic acid to provide deep hydration and relieve dehydrated and irritated skin. It also has centella which helps in calming and soothing skin. 💙About ISNTREE: ISNTREE is a popular brand well known for their transparent and innovative ingredient selection.This brand was born from the ingenious mind of Jinwoo Kim, a blogger who educated the users about skincare ingredients. ISNTREE is the reflection of the ideals Jinwoo Kim believed regarding the transparency of ingredients in skincare realm. ISNTREE is one of the brands that are making it possible to steer the skincare industry away from obscure marketing and towards transparent, beneficial and effective ingredients. 💙The Brand name is based on these concepts as quoted in their website: ISland- a natural island that is pure and clean and free from pollution Natural-sourcing ingredients from nature TREE- a strong tree bearing good fruits and growing with the consumer. 💙 Packaging and texture: it comes in a squeezable tube of 50 ml ( full size) and 5 ml ( mini). It has a white flowy lotion type consistency. 💙My experience: I loved how lightweight it feels on skin. It is very easily blendable and can be layered multiple times, but during hot humid days it can make oily skin a bit greasy . It is very suitable for dry dehydrated skin and perfect for winter and dry weather. It leaves no white cast and it' didn't irritate my skin, in fact it calmed down my and helped relieve my Dehydrated skin. 💙Why purchase minis? Very hand Travel friendly Good for trying out first Kind on your wallet Super cute packaging Can be used before expiry ✅Pros: Protects skin from sun damage SPF 50 with PA ++++ Lightweight Very moisturing for skin No white cast Easily blendable Can be layered and reapplication is easy

Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++

ISNTREE
Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++

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All Clean Balm

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Annie93


Oily/Resilient

✨Heimish : Brand story: Heimish is a makeup and skincare brand Launched in 2016 when cosmetic experts in various fields of the beauty industry decided to come together to develop a new brand. The Brand’s main motto is “Grow Your Glow” which means helping the users achieve naturally glowing skin and effortless natural makeup. The brand initially started with focusing on makeup products but then after researching on improving the widely used cleansing oil they created the bestselling All clean balm. Further down the future they perfected their star ingredient range i.e. Bulgarian Rose, Cica, Black Tea, Matcha Biome & marine care (seaweed & algae) providing wide range of benefits suiting the various needs of the vast range of consumers. 💕All Clean Balm : Cleasing balm which provides deep cleansing that removes makeup, sunscreen, sebum & dead skin buildup effectively without irritating the skin. It is suitable for sensitive skin containing hypoallergenic ingredients. It is infused with natural aroma oil giving the user a soothing feeling of tranquil & a way to experience spa at home. 💕Key ingredients: Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, Polyethylene, PEG-8 Isostearate, Shea Butter,Coconut Fruit Extract, white flower complex & 10 natural aroma essential oils such as lavender oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil & Bergamot oil. 💕Packaging & texture: It comes in a chic looking tub of 120ml with a cap. Under the hood of the cap a spatula is provided. It has a white dense solid balm like texture but melts into oil immediately upon working between the palms. It also emulsifies when water is added. It has a scent similar to the aroma candles which is quite pleasant. 💕My experience: I have been using cleansing oil for quite a while, so it is my first time using a cleansing balm & it honestly surprised me. Though I heard lots of great reviews about this product I didn’t think it will be this effective. I usually don’t wear makeup & even when I wear makeup I wear it very lightly & naturally. It very efficiently removes all the Spf & makeup that I wear. But what surprised me is that it effortlessly removed a very heavy makeup that I applied for an occasion. It didn’t cause any irritation or breakouts on my acne prone oily skin. It’s very easy & efficient to use. Overall I really liked using this product. I would rate it 5 out of 5. 🧏How to use: Scoop an appropriate amount of balm with the spatula. Use dry hands to spread over face & massage on to the skin. Wet your face with water & emulsify & then massage again. Rinse with lukewarm water & proceed with water based cleanser.

All Clean Balm

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All Clean Balm

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