Mini reviews of all the products I've finished. Use the search below to find specific products:
Indeed In-Ceramide Daily Moisture Cream
Has a great ceramide + fatty acids + cholesterol blend to support the barrier health, is cruelty-free, and comes in a pump bottle, but really that’s about it. It’s a very average and utilitarian moisturizer, not bad, but not great either.
Kiehl’s Retinol Fast Release Wrinkle-Reducing Night Serum
I like how the retinol comes as a powder that you mix into the serum only when you’re ready to use, ensuring maximum efficacy. It felt pretty gentle on my skin and I didn’t notice any changes for the better or worse while using this, so I’d consider this for the beginner to intermediate retinol users. Kinda overpriced for what it is though.
Bliss Youth Got This Moisturizer
A lovely gel cream moisturizer that feels comfortable on the skin. I can see all skin types (except extra dry) enjoying this, but don’t count on the retinol to do much alone. I’d definitely classify this as a moisturizing product and not anti-aging, though it could be good for retinol newbies.
107 Soseo Vinbiome Vitamin C Serum
A beautiful product that I was sad to finish. The light oil texture is easy to blend into the skin and absorbs well without pilling or any irritations. But most importantly it brightens my skin and gives it such a healthy glow with regular use! One of the best ascorbic acid alternatives I’ve tried!
Heimish Bulgarian Rose Tone Up Sunscreen
Low UVA protection and the “tone up” (honestly a fancier term for white cast) makes this a flop as a sunscreen. I repurposed this as a highlighter which I think it performs better, but even then there are better options out there, including Heimish’s own Artless Glow Base!
TIA’M My Signature Vita Red Sunscreen
Would be a winner if it wasn’t for the lower UVA protection. But if that’s not a concern, this has a lush cream texture with a satin finish that feels so comfortable on the skin. Not heavy or oily at all! The updated version is now PA++++!
B_LAB Matcha Hydrating Real Sun Screen
Independently tested to be SPF50+ and PA++++, has that classic light lotion texture of most Korean sunscreens, no white cast, and is just a joy to use. Price point is excellent too. All around a great sunscreen, though I personally still prefer the Beauty of Joseon one.
Superegg Kind Atmosphere Biome Mist
Such a fantastic mist with a super fine spray that makes it perfect for layering between your skincare routine steps. Feels very light, hydrating, and soothing on the skin. Travel friendly as well. Would repurchase.