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Best of Skincare 2023

The year is over, so let's see what products stole my heart in 2023. There will be 12 categories.

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Yam Root Vegan Milk Cleanser

Clean Slate: oil-based cleanser

Yam Root Vegan Milk Cleanser product review
Yam Root Vegan Milk Cleanser product review
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Immortelle


Oily/Resilient

Isntree - Yam Root Vegan Milk Cleanser - perfect match for aging skin To tell the truth, I was not the only one to use this milk, so thank you @isntree for a huge bottle))) 220 ml O_o So, my mother tested it together with me. I'm in my early 30s and she is in her late 50s. I'm more of oily skin type, and she's more drier now. I like Isntree milk better than the balms I've tried before, as it is way lighter and penetrative. The ingredient list is also much better. I use it as the first step in my evening routine following with a mild bubble cleanser. And I like the duo, as my pore are not that deeply clogged. For my mom the milk has become a holy grail, helping her to get rid of all the dust of her work without drying effect. Her skin looks much more hydrated. My rate is 4.8/5 Strongly recommend if your skin is dehydrated šŸ˜

Yam Root Vegan Milk Cleanser

ISNTREE
Yam Root Vegan Milk Cleanser

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4.4

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Gentle Cleansing Foam EX

Clean Slate: water-based cleanser

Gentle Cleansing Foam EX product review
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Immortelle


Oily/Resilient

Gentle Cleansing Foam EX ā€” liquid gel foaming cleanser, that is my favorite when it concerns acne prone skin. Despite having mild agents, Sulwhasoo cleanser is strong enough to keep your pores purified and, as a result, they clog less. I believe, citrus and chestnut extracts do their job. My own experience says, that Sulwhasoo cleanser should better be used for the night, as it really CLEANS. Pair it with some low acidic cleanser for mornings and you'll enjoy the result.

Gentle Cleansing Foam EX

Sulwhasoo
Gentle Cleansing Foam EX

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4.5

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Kombu Balancing Ampoule Toner

Liquid Love: toners

Kombu Balancing Ampoule Toner product review
Kombu Balancing Ampoule Toner product review
Kombu Balancing Ampoule Toner product review
Kombu Balancing Ampoule Toner product review
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Immortelle


Oily/Resilient

Today we are going to talk about Liquid Love of 2023: Toners & Mists. And it's the hardest category for me to choose as I have so many specific toners I like for this or that quality. Light Isntree Green Tea Toner, or SKIN1004 Probio-Cica Toner, or Propolis by COSRX. But if I have to stick only to one I will choose the Combu Balancing Ampoule Toner by Kaine. Despite Kaine being a rather new brand on the market, it has recommended itself really well. The Combu Toner has this perfect liquid gel consistency, that is really easy to apply. It is rather strong being enriched with kombucha ā€“ fermented tea ā€“ extract, combining the properties of green tea and ferments (Isntree Green Tea + SKIN1004 Probio-Cica = Kaine Combu). A marvelous combination for dehydrated textured skin. And the packaging is super stylish! šŸ˜

Kombu Balancing Ampoule Toner

KAINE
Kombu Balancing Ampoule Toner

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4.9

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Blemish Care Serum

Can You C the Glow: vitamin C serum

Blemish Care Serum product review
Blemish Care Serum product review
Blemish Care Serum product review
Blemish Care Serum product review
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Immortelle


Oily/Resilient

I would never imagine that I can develop some pet-products, some favorites in such a short time! Perhaps, that is because of my love to the smell of natural tea roses from my garden. I mean, not the heavy scent of rose absolute, but sparkling fresh aroma of deep pink rose petals. And the very moment I opened ISOI Blemish Care Up Serum, I knew it was IT. I was afraid to smell chemical fantasies about how roses should actually smell. However, the dense, half-jelly serum had the scent of the Moroccan rose water I usually use and know very well. So, I immediately incorporated the Blemish Care Up Serum in my morning routine for mood lighting. I was amazed with the ingredients this serum was packed with, which were mostly natural extracts (the full list at the last photo). And after a week of using it daily I can say that it really works. For the rest of the day my skin preserves that velvety feeling with no sign of dehydration. Marvelous. Thank goodness, the bottles is so huge, 70 ml. Otherwise, I'll have to forget about others on my wishlist to get the next one in advance. It is very rare for my skin to accept daily usage of the same serum without any adverse effects. ISOI (Iā€™m SO Intelligent!) Is itself an interesting brand. It aims at making safe natural cosmetics free of suspect chemicals for those who choose a product not for its pretty packaging but for its good ingredients. Unlike many other brands that use only one or two natural ingredients and still promote their products as natural and organic, ISOI promises to deliver trustworthy skincare products with carefully selected natural ingredients. Thank you Stylevana Family for the opportunity to get acquainted with such a treasure)))

Blemish Care Serum

Isoi
Blemish Care Serum

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4.8

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Madagascar Centella Probio-Cica Intensive Ampoule

Barrier to the Rescue

Madagascar Centella Probio-Cica Intensive Ampoule product review
Madagascar Centella Probio-Cica Intensive Ampoule product review
Madagascar Centella Probio-Cica Intensive Ampoule product review
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Immortelle


Oily/Resilient

Probio-Cica line ā€” gourmand pleasure for your skin. Why I call this line gourmand? Maybe, because of fermented centella? Or upper end quality and pricing? Not at all. That's because of the textures šŸ„° They are unique. Step 2: Intensive ampoule Here in Ukraine we have a diary product called 'huslyanka' which is a strong natural probiotic. Huslyanka is strongly fermented mixture of cow and sheep milk liquid and very dense at the same time, bouncy and stretchy. Skin1004 Ampoule reminds me a lot of huslyanka))) Well, it must really have plenty of probiotic stuff in it šŸ˜€ The Ampoule has a lot of active ingredients but in moderate quantities, so you can use it daily without your skin getting addicted to anything, except for the process of its slow absorbation that feels as if your skin is penetrated with loads moisture. Probio-Cica Intensive Ampoule is designed to satisfy every day needs of our skin, but it works slowly, very similar to homeopathy, not to harm in the first place. This product is as basic as white shirt and as comfortable.

Madagascar Centella Probio-Cica Intensive Ampoule

SKIN1004
Madagascar Centella Probio-Cica Intensive Ampoule

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4.8

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Centella Calming AC Spot Cream

Treat Me Nice: treatments

Centella Calming AC Spot Cream product review
Centella Calming AC Spot Cream product review
Centella Calming AC Spot Cream product review
Centella Calming AC Spot Cream product review
Centella Calming AC Spot Cream product review
Centella Calming AC Spot Cream product review
Centella Calming AC Spot Cream product review
Centella Calming AC Spot Cream product review
Centella Calming AC Spot Cream product review
Centella Calming AC Spot Cream product review
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Immortelle


Oily/Resilient

I have been using Iunik Centella Calming AC Spot Cream for much longer than the dates indicated but the fotos I provided can give you a good example of how fast the results may be. Yes, with Iunik AC Spot Cream used every other day for two weeks and a half my acne healed a lot after a major breakout. The areas of redness has become smaller. Only two new acnes appeared. You can see my skin as it is with all the imperfection and pores, for I decided to be honest with you and stick to no filter policy. Yet, using the cream for some longer time I must tell you about several things you must be cautious: 1. Don't use it daily! It's salicylic acid after all. Every other day is the most my skin was able to handle (with the help of other restoring and moisturing products). And after finishing my two week test I prefer using the AC Spot Cream 2-3 times a week, to get the best possible result. 2. It is really a spot treatment so don't expect it to be over moisturizing. Even more, if you apply the AC gel on rather big areas wait for it to absorb and then add a good layer of not heavy moisturizer to your taste. 3. Pair Iunik AC Spot Cream with some barrier restoring serum to make visible changes come faster. 4. The dead skin within your acne areas may peel a bit when the AC gel is to be used frequently, so get rid of it in a gently manner. I have chosen for Beauty of Joseon Red Bean Water Gel as a moisturizer to combine light textures. I'm really glad to be granted the opportunity to test search and effective product. To tell the truth, I didn't expect much but it was useful to take photos and see the results, in fact. And Iunik, please, launch an everyday moisturizer with the same marvelous gel texture as this šŸ«£I beg you šŸ™šŸ»

Centella Calming AC Spot Cream

Iunik
Centella Calming AC Spot Cream

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4.7

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Deep Sea Pure Water Cream

Moisture Magic: moisturizers

Deep Sea Pure Water Cream product review
Deep Sea Pure Water Cream product review
Deep Sea Pure Water Cream product review
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Immortelle


Oily/Resilient

When you are in the category Moisture Magic: Moisturizers, it's really hard to speak about holly grail to recommend for everyone, as everything is very-very subjective here. Purito Deep Sea Pure Water Cream is what my oily dehydrated skin has chosen. And it is the only cream so far that I don't feel on my skin. I hate the feeling of mask. Purito Cream is light and hydrating, so it decreases oiliness and keeps my pores clean due to sea water in its contents.

Deep Sea Pure Water Cream

PURITO
Deep Sea Pure Water Cream

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4.6

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735

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Mugwort Powder Wash

Exfoliation Station

Mugwort Powder Wash product review
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anshii


Oily/Resilient

Amazing product go for it

Mugwort Powder Wash

ISNTREE
Mugwort Powder Wash

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4.6

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Black Tea Time Reverse Eye Cream

What Meets the Eye: eye cream

Black Tea Time Reverse Eye Cream product review
Black Tea Time Reverse Eye Cream product review
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Immortelle


Oily/Resilient

I am not a real fan of separate eye creams. But this black tea thing by Pyunkang Yul works marvels when it concerns skin firmness. Especially when paired with eye patches from the same line. Strongly recommend as after-party šŸ„“ In love with the packaging ā€” it's a masterpiece ā£ļø

Black Tea Time Reverse Eye Cream

Pyunkang Yul
Black Tea Time Reverse Eye Cream

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4.3

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Madagascar Centella Hyalu-Cica Silky-fit Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++

SPF Obsession

Madagascar Centella Hyalu-Cica Silky-fit Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ product review
Madagascar Centella Hyalu-Cica Silky-fit Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ product review
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Immortelle


Oily/Resilient

I received this product for free from Picky and SKIN1004in exchange for my honest review. SKIN1004 Madagascar Centella Hyalu-Cica Silky-Fit Sun Stick - tiny-tiny moisturizing sun protection. Fitted with SPF 50+ PA++++, this chemical sun stick combines the moisturizing powers of cica extract and hyaluronic acid to keep skin's hydration levels high while providing broad-spectrum sun protection. Different antioxidant-rich plant-based ingredients help promote healthy skin. The lightweight formula glides on smoothly. The finish is natural semi-matte without any white cast.

Madagascar Centella Hyalu-Cica Silky-fit Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++

SKIN1004
Madagascar Centella Hyalu-Cica Silky-fit Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++

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4.7

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Onion Newpair Clear Pad

The Hidden Gem: other products I'm impressed with

Onion Newpair Clear Pad product review
Onion Newpair Clear Pad product review
Onion Newpair Clear Pad product review
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Immortelle


Oily/Resilient

Joining the #BestOfSkincare2023 Challenge, hosted by ministry.of.skincare. Today's review is about the products that you didn't expect to like, but you actually did. Something not typical. Hidden gems. For me those are toner pads. I know, that they are not quite sustainable and that they create more waste. Yet, I cannot but love the convenience they bring ā€” just grab a pad and that's it. Isntree Onion Newrepair combines everything I like in toner pads: they are big, I mean, twice as big as most of the other pads; they are healing due to onion šŸ§… and heartleaf šŸŒ± extracts; they have plenty of essence inside. + No odour and no colour.

Onion Newpair Clear Pad

ISNTREE
Onion Newpair Clear Pad

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4.3

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Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

The ONE: the product I couldn't live without in 2023

Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence product review
Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence product review
Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence product review
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Immortelle


Oily/Resilient

COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence - "naked" review Why naked? Well, nowadays I really started appreciating simple routines end easy to use "express" products, so I was frequently applying Snail Mucin Essence almost solely onto my face. Texture I have oily-combination acne prone skin, that is why the lightweight texture of this essence is exactly what I am looking for. Easy to pump out and apply. A bit slimy and sticky at first? Yes. That what mucin is like))) But the velosity is high and it won't bother you after five minutes. No fragrance detected. Key Ingredients: - 96% snail secretion filtrate - allantoin - panthenol - argenine A simple and working formula, indeed. Experience and Results First of all hyperpigmentation and acne scars were not the principal reasons for my starting using this Essence. My purpose was to add moisture to the skin, prevent damaged skin barrier, reduce redness and irritation. Besides, the product was quite in hand for me to save time these days and not bother much with complicated layering. Only wash - spray - Cosrx - some cream if needed. And I like the way my skin feels, despite windy smoky weather. All my purposes were reached, even with less pimples, as a bonus, therefore I assume that I'll stay as simple for the rest of this spring thanks to COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence.

Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

COSRX
Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

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4.6

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lalaleydii

Oily/Sensitive

Always the best
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Immortelle

Oily/Resilient

How many if this have you tried? šŸ˜€
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marial891

Oily/Resilient

Love this spf
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Jolivares1717

Dry/Resilient

Great List! šŸ’™
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