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Hi! This has been my retinol routine for weeks and I love it; hydration and barrier-friendly products are the key when using retinol/retinal

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All Clean Balm Mandarin

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heimish ALL CLEAN BALM π‘€π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘–π‘› 🧑 - smells amazing - lovely balm texture - removes skincare and makeup - no irritations - well-priced I love the scent which is not strong for me and makes the experience soo good! The balmy texture spreads so well and I love massaging my face in the evenings with this. It has removed everything so far, although I can't talk about heavy makeup bc I only use eye-makeup, blush and highlighter only. I mostly use skincare and reapply sunscreen, so my oil cleanser has to do a good job in getting these products from my pores at the end of the day. I love the ingredient list which, unlike their original All Clean Balm, doesn't contain polyethylene which I try to avoid in my skincare for personal reasons. So when I saw this one, I had to try it and I'm not disappointed! Would definitely re-purchase <3

All Clean Balm Mandarin

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All Clean Balm Mandarin

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Clear Code Superfruit Cleanser

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I had the luck to win the Clear Code Superfruit duo on IG and this cleanser is my fav out of the two! Description: The Purito Clear Code Superfruit Cleanser is specially designed for acne-prone skin and sensitivity. It contains Salicylic Acid for deeply cleansing the pores and Noni Fruit Extract to regulate sebum and rebalance the skin's microbiome. The product comes in a 150ml clear pump bottle and foams up nicely when you pump it out. It has a clear, non-strong scent I have come to love using this immediately and after weeks of use, I'm still very content. Foams up nicely and I don't need much for my face. Spreads lovely and is lightweight. It's perfect as a second cleanse after oil cleansing without drying my skin. It's gentle and I haven't had problems using it since starting. No irritations at all. I usually switch between this and another gel cleanser bc I had that one open before receiving this. All in all a great cleanser that gets rid of oil residue without irritating my skin, although I can't vouch for its acne-clearing properties

Clear Code Superfruit Cleanser

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Clear Code Superfruit Cleanser

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Black Rice Hyaluronic Toner Free of Alcohol & Fragrance

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This version of Haruharu WONDER’s bestselling Black Rice Hyaluronic Toner is free of alcohol and fragrances. It’s formulated with 95% naturally derived ingredients, including Korean black rice extract, plus hyaluronic acid and beta-glucan to provide hydration.πŸ’œ The toner comes in a 150ml plastic bottle and typical toner-opening. It is scentless and has a slightly viscous texture. One or two layers of this don't do anything for me, layering it 4+ times does. My skin is nicely prepped for my others products and I haven't experienced any skin reaction related to this toner. No tackiness or greasy feeling at all! As I don't have a comparison to the original version, I'm a little intrigued to try that one too. I like lavender oil and have even heard from some people that the original version seems to be slightly better in giving hydration.

Black Rice Hyaluronic Toner Free of Alcohol & Fragrance

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Black Rice Hyaluronic Toner Free of Alcohol & Fragrance

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Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

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Rich in moisture, nutrients and vitamins, snail secretion filtrate is said to be a great moisturizer and help repair damaged skin, improve skin texture and reduce hyperpigmentation and fine lines. I have purchased it twice in the full-size and have received a small 30ml travel size from a Yesstyle giveaway. The texture is viscous and I like that it isn't too slippery. Just the right amount before feeling weird. It's not tacky after application and gives a glowy complexion immediately after. Makes me want to try the Cosrx Snail Cream too. It sinks in very well and faster than the Bean Essence I had tried from Mixsoon which took a longer amount of time. The essence has no scent to it which I'm glad about! It hydrates my dry skin, although I feel like it might benefit combination, oily and less-dry skin types a little better. Made free of harmful chemicals such as parabens, ethanol, synthetic fragrances, synthetic surfactants and artificial colorants. Pairs well with other products

Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

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Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

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Resurfacing Retinol Face Serum

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Description: Encapsulated retinol supports the renewal of the skin's surface and counteracts hyperpigmentation and pimple marks. Ingredients (selection): Water, Licorice Root Extract, Niacinamide, Ceramides, Retinol. It had been a while since I used a retinol so I was a little hesitant but after reading many reviews and seeing that this is a good beginner retinol, I purchased it for about 15€ online. The size is 30ml and it comes in a plastic bottle with a pump to prevent air or light making it unstable fast. You should still keep it outside sun exposure though The texture is lightweight and creamy, has a whitish to clear colour and what I was surprised about because I wasn't expecting anything, was the nice scent. It smells like peaches or apricots for me and goes away the moment I apply it on my skin. It leaves a natural finish and dries down matte My sensitive and dry skin tolerates it well. To be sure and prevent irritation, I did the sandwich method the first few times and switched to applying it like other serums fast. My current retinol routine consists of: double cleansing or milk cleanser, centella toner, aloe & cica serum, retinol on dried skin, snail mucin essence, moisturizer (two layers if needed). 2x a week or else my skin starts drying out So far I haven't noticed any drastic changes, I'm hoping my skin breaking out less comes from this. I can't say for sure though because it depends on all kinds of factors. I'm trying to look out for my diet better, using different skincare products and of course the female hormonal cycle plays a considerable part too.

Resurfacing Retinol Face Serum

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Resurfacing Retinol Face Serum

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Madagascar Centella Probio-Cica Intensive Ampoule

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I have received this product for free from Picky and Skin1004 in exchange for my honest review. Loving the short ingredient list: Lactobacillus/Centella Asiatica Extract Ferment Filtrate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Ceramide NP, TECA, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Betaine, Allantoin, Panthenol. The ampoule comes in a 50ml glass bottle and with a dropper. It is on the smaller side compared to the other all-known Skin1004 ampoules that are 150ml in size. This one has a thicker texture than the watery ones and absorbs just as well. My dry skin likes it and I can see myself using it in all seasons of the year. My skin loves it especially during fall and winter and I would definitely repurchase! The Intensive Ampoule gives the skin moisture to keep it hydrated and provides a silky finish without any greasiness. I also like that it's scentless! I think all skin types could enjoy it, moreso dry and sensitive skin types.

Madagascar Centella Probio-Cica Intensive Ampoule

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Madagascar Centella Probio-Cica Intensive Ampoule

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Ceramide Deep Moisture Creme

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I purchased this as an alternative to the Cerave Moisturizing Cream and because of its size. The tub contains 400ml of cream to hold for quite some time. The product is scentless and doesn't contain any fragrances. Contains 10% of plant glycerin, squalane and ceramides. It is made for both face and body which I liked about the Cerave one too. Compared to that one the Mixa cream has a slightly more lightweight texture and is not as thick. It has a creamy rich texture and you don't need a lot to cover the face and neck. I like to apply two layers of cream in my PM routine and now in fall and upcoming winter, I know this wouldn't work otherwise. It has a thicker texture than some other moisturizers I've tried so far but still works well to layer. I like using it on my body too and it sinks in fast! The ingredients are simple and the list is not very long which I also love!

Ceramide Deep Moisture Creme

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Ceramide Deep Moisture Creme

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Great review 😊
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Nice nice!!
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