Posts tagged 'beauty'

Innisfree Jeju Aloe Soothing Skin Moisturizing Toner


I picked out this toner when I went to the Innisfree store in Shanghai last month. I don’t remember seeing this product online but I needed a new moisturizing toner and aloe seems like to be a good option. After doing some research, it turned out that this is a new product that was released in June. I was only able to find this product on Chinese websites so it might be exclusive to the Chinese market.

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know that I am a firm believer in moisturizing toners. They have made the biggest difference in balancing my combination skin. Like other moisturizing toners, this product does not contain any alcohol. The texture is mostly like water but it’s slightly gel-like. I really like this consistency because it feels more moisturizing than toners that just feel like water. After cleansing, I like to pour some into my palm and pat it onto my face. Then I let it dry before applying serum and moisturizer. This toner is quite moisturizing so I’d suggest it for fall and winter.

It’s a shame that this line is so hard to find in the US because I’d love to try some of the other products. This product retails for ¥110 (roughly $18).


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Philosophy The Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash

I picked up this little bottle during Philosophy’s Friends&Family sale a couple of months ago. I’ve been looking for a gentle exfoliating cleanser and this one seemed to be promising. To start off, I am a fan of the Philosophy Purity Cleanser so I had high expectations for this product. I must say, this exfoliating cleanser worked just the way I wanted :)

First of all, the micro-beads in this cleanser are very fine. This is probably the most gentle physical exfoliating cleanser/scrub that I have encountered so far. It’s very comfortable to use (non-drying) and it does not irritate my sensitive skin. While this product is gentle enough for everyday use, I prefer to use it once a week. I generally use this product after cleansing my face and before applying a mask.

Some people might think this product is a little too gentle. But based on my own experience, gentle products are more effective in the long run. I will never go back to St. Ives Apricot Scrub because it has done too much damage to my skin.

I would recommend this exfoliating cleanser to everyone, especially those with sensitive skin. Before dispensing this product, I would suggest shaking the bottle a little bit since the beads tend to settle to the bottom.

This product is available at: Sephora, Nordstrom, Philosophy Official Website


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How to Take Care of Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin includes skin that experiences redness, acne, allergic reactions, and extreme dryness/peeling. The best way to handle sensitive skin is read the ingredient list and avoid harsh chemicals.

If you see redness on your cheeks and dilated blood vessels, bumps, and enlarged oil glands on your T-zone and chin, chances are you have rosacea. While there is no cure for rosacea, you can still take care of your sensitive skin to prevent symptoms from getting worse.


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