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As promised, I wrote a review on the products that I got as gifts for my birthday. I gave it enough time so that not only I could give you guys a review but to thoroughly test them. And as I said in my gets post, I never used some of these brands before and really had no idea how it would affect my skin.
Unfortunately, I have mixed skin where it's dry around the center (so like my nose area) and oily around the outer parts. I'm not hoping for a miracle product but it would be nice to get some kind of routine going to take care of my skin.
For my actual routine, I wash my face twice a day - in the morning and at night. For that, I use my Goat Milk Moisturizing Cleanser by KS. All it takes is a little bit of product and half a minute of washing your face with it. I have to say, before putting any other product on, I feel like it dries out my face just a little bit.
But if I had to grade it, I would probably do 3/5.
It gets the job done but again, it just feels like I got the wrong one for my skin. The price also wasn't as bad as it could be.
For the next step in the morning only, after I rinse and dry my face, I move onto my e.l.f. Illuminating Eye Cream. I always worry about my under eye area even if I'm just at home so I decided to pick this one up recently. I can actually see a little bit of a difference and don't have a mess under my eyes. This cream is part of their skin care line and costs a little more than their normal stuff but it doesn't break the bank.
I would give this 4/5.
I have used e.l.f. products before and they're not terrible. I mostly go for their brushes now. But it seems they are slowly stepping up their game with their newer lines. So I'm not disappointed.
For my nighttime regime, I skip the illuminating cream and just go right into my Korean skincare from the brand Nature Republic.
It took me a while to learn exactly the order of how I'm supposed to use everything. What I learned is that everything starts with washing my face with a cleanser. Then after, I have the option of using a face mask. (I've already used up the rose one and one of the aloe sheets) And then I go into the bottles.
I use the toner then the essence and finally the emulsion. This set smells so good - just like roses! Nothing is sticky or feels gross. Definitely gentle~ It helps my skin feel like it wasn't dry like moments ago from my cleanser.
I give it 4/5.
I just don't know if it is supposed to do anything special? Again, I am new to Korean skincare so I really don't know what to expect. I definitely glow afterward and even refreshed but that's all I have noticed.
After it all seeps in, I put on another kind of cream on my forehead, under eye and mouth areas. But this one is from Burt's Bees. I have used this brand before and I actually like how well the products work. It was a while before I noticed any changes but it does work even a little bit.
I would still give this a 4/5.
As I said, I'm not looking for any miracle products that work instantly and perfectly. But this is a good brand and there's no oily residue. And if you're sensitive to strong smells, you don't have to worry about it with this one!
And finally, I seal it all in with this Honest Beauty Hydrogel Cream. I don't know if it's overkill with this but I do love how my skin feels after using it. It feels so soft and plump (in a good way).
I give this one 4.5/5.
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