I am always a bit terrified writing about skincare because I am not an expert on ingredients like other bloggers. Plus, I layer quite a few products when I do my skincare routine so sometimes I am not sure which products are actually making the biggest difference. With these points in mind, I thought it might be nice just tell you my general thoughts about these empties. Hopefully, it might provide you with a little insight into whether you should purchase them or not.
Lately, I have been quite into Korean skincare, especially from an online shop called Glow Recipe. Their premise is to curate a selection of natural Korean skincare that has been tested and tried by their staff. So far, I have really enjoyed everything I have purchased. I have also included an empty from Tony Moly as well.
On another note, isn’t strange how often you run out of a few of your skincare products at the same time? Like previous posts, I will grade the products and talk about whether I would repurchase them or not.
Grade: A (beauty products I would repurchase)
This is a lovely toner made with organic flowers as its main ingredient and 97.5% of the ingredients are organic. It does have a floral scent (chrysanthemum). However, the scent is not too “florally” as it is mixed in with the pungency from the fermentation process they use to make this product. I am sensitive to scent, so I had to get used to it a bit in the beginning, but the scent doesn’t linger that long. You just need a few drops in the palm of your hand and it suggests that you pat it in with your hand. It is not the quickest absorbing toner, so I will usually do a quick face massage while it is sinking into the skin. This toner is really moisturizing and is a great toner to use after cleansing to leave your skin moist and bouncy.
If you feel like having a lazy skincare day, this would be the perfect product for you. It is touted as a 3 in 1 product: toner, serum, and moisturizer. I feel like it could suffice for all three, but in the winter time, I still feel like I need a few more products. It totally smells like honey and feels like honey. Sometimes, I almost want to take a lick. It does remain a bit tacky after you apply it, I presume because of the honey. It does settle down a bit after a while. Lastly, you don’t need that much each time so it lasts a really long time even if you use it for both your morning and nighttime routine.
As you can see, I am really into fermented skincare. I know this product sounds super luxe because the snails are fed gold green tea. However, the price is not in the hundreds. This is actually a repurchase. Considering it contains 80% snail filtrate, it really isn’t sticky or gooey. The texture is almost like a gel. Plus, an added bonus for me is that it really doesn’t have much of a scent. Most importantly, it does everything it says. It is super moisturizing (great for winter) and improves elasticity. One thing to note is that it remains a tiny bit tacky after application if you touch your face. I guess that is protective layer they allude to which acts as a moisture barrier.
Just as an aside, all these three products I have not had problems applying under makeup. Have you tried any of these products? I would love to know what you think of them.