I am one of those people who used to believe that cleansing oils are not for oily people. I love micellar water too much that I never thought I’d be using other products to remove dirt and makeup until I have to remove most stubborn mascara ever. So I googled the best cleansing oil and based on several lists on the internet, I have encountered the Japanese brand DHC several times. An online store even pointed out that it’s the Holy Grail of cleansing oils. So maybe this is really something, let’s see…
Product Description: An olive oil–based facial cleanser that dissolves makeup thoroughly with zero residue. Its nutritive formula effortlessly breaks down stubborn, waterproof mascara and eyeliner and emulsifies into a cleansing milk when you rinse. Great for removing excess oil and sunscreen, it’s a daily must-have even if you don’t wear makeup. Your skin will feel soothed, refreshed, and balanced. One try is all you need to see why millions of women swear by it.
I first heard about Pyunkang Yul when Gothamista raved about it in her youtube channel. Not long after, I’ve started seeing a lot of that gorgeous blue glass bottle packaging all over Instagram (I’m a sucker for blue packaging). I haven’t tried any of their products but I’ve heard a lot of positive reviews about it. Recently, they released their Acne Line and I was fortunate enough that StyleKorean picked me to try and review Pyunkang Yul’s new stuff.
The entire line is composed of the following:
Acne Facial Cleanser
Acne Spot Cream
Acne Dressing Mask Pack
For your reference: My skin type is oily and my face used to be acne-prone during my teens and early 20’s, good thing it already calmed down. Although my face cleared up, my acne on my back did not. I have tried cleansers and toners recommended by Dermatologists but my back acne never really went away.
There are so many serums out on the market but recently I was eyeing on Vitamin C serum due to several skin benefits. I plan to ditch my expensive Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum and replace it with a cheap but effective serum. But picking a Vitamin C serum could be tricky; there are so many brands, with different forms and concentrations. I was supposed to buy a Korean brand but got sceptical because of the stability of the serum. I was just in luck as a couple of Nutriherbs serums were gifted to me for me to try.
For your reference: My skin type is oily/combination. I used to have acne-prone skin during my teens and early 20’s, good thing my skin already calmed down. I’m starting to notice some fine lines around my eyes, which was probably due to early ageing caused by my years in medical school and residency.
I was fortunate to be selected by Jolse to try and review the 302WHITE II Step Nano Melting Bio Mask. However, due to some issues, I received my package almost a month late. I was so excited to try the masks after PhilPost finally informed me that my package was already available for pick up.
Active Ingredient: The main ingredient of this product is Panax ginseng, a medicinal herb native from Korea and China that has been used for thousands of years. It has been known to have several uses for vitality, immune function, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, improvement of cognitive and physical performance and sexual function, thus the genus name, Panax(Pan=all + axos=medicine) means ‘cure all’ in Greek.1,2 Recent studies have reported that ginsenosides (an active compound found in ginseng) have anti-allergic effects and anti-inflammatory effects.3Panax ginseng is also known to promote collagen synthesis and suppress melanogenesis (hence lighten the skin).4Read More »
I love K-Beauty but I do not have the time for their 10 step skincare routine. But I do love their sheet masks; they’re cheap, effective and fun to use. When I was reviewing for my diplomate board exam, my idea of relaxation is a 15-minute sheet mask study-break while watching PONY syndrome make-up tutorials on YouTube. I did it every day for almost a month and boy my skin looked really great during the day of my exam. There are so many sheet masks in the market but these are my top picks:
#5 TONYMOLY I’m Real Makgeolli Mask Sheet Skin Purifying What it does: Makgeolli mask makes uneven skin tone look radiant and glowing. What I love about this: I love the I’m Real sheet masks collection from TonyMoly, especially their cute packaging. Makgeolli a.k.a. Korean rice wine contains amino acids and vitamins that supposedly help brighten the skin.Read More »
K-Beauty is really popular here in the Philippines but unfortunately, we still don’t have Innisfree stores here. I’ve always wanted to try Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder because of the good reviews it received. Vlogger Itsmyrayeraye even tried to bake using this powder in one of her videos (although it failed the flash photography test). I have really, really oily skin and the summer season and the humidity in Manila make it actually worse. So my sister got me this powder from Innisfree Singapore for S$ 10. You can buy this online in the Philipines, there a LOT of K-Beauty sellers online.
Packaging: It comes in a small round mint-green packaging with a puff. The tiny size is really convenient, you can easily fit it on your makeup kit, purse or pocket. I apply the powder using a brush that’s why I don’t use puff often. Some reviews say they didn’t like the packaging since it tends to be messy but I never experienced any spills with the packaging.Read More »