Monday, July 01, 2019

Etude house Soon jung pH 5.5 relief Toner Review : Boon for Sensitive skin

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Korean beauty edition:

Etude House Soon Jung pH 5.5 relief Toner

The Korean skincare brand Etude house is famous worldwide now. The brand has been launched in India recently. Right now it is available in Nykaa only.
Coming back to the product I am reviewing today, the soon jung range by Etude house is made especially for sensitive skin. 


It is a relief toner with a pH 5.5. This toner contains 97% naturally derived ingredients. It's low pH level keeps skin balanced and hydrated throughout the day. It is free of potential irritants like fragrance, artificial color and paraben.
Panthenol, a skin benefiting compound is closely related to vitamin B5 delivers deep hydration. While madecassocide, derived from centalla asiatica repairs skin damage.

My experience: With a water like consistency, this refreshing toner deep hydrates and calms/cools down my skin. My skin now feels less angry, it does not dry out unnecessarily. My pores look refined. I feel less sensitive to photo-damage(although I always use sunscreen now). As my skin is very sensitive and can be easily irritated. This toner has been helping me in this hot summer a lot. I recommend this to everyone who is suffering from sensitive crazy skin.

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Best Toners for Dry, Oily, Combination and Sensitive skin types

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We all have different skin types with equally different skin concerns. Still why are we using same generic toner for our skin? I know many people who do not even use a toner and some do not have any skincare routine. Some do not even care to wash their faces before hitting the bed at night. They tell me it is a waste of money and a gimmick.
I would like to reiterate that toners are a necessary part of skincare. Why?
It helps with many skin issues like larger pores, blackheads.
It helps in getting rid of excess oil or any left over cleanser or make up.
It increases the benefits of the products which are used after a toner like serum, essence and moisturiser in any skincare routine.
It keeps skin hydrated and clean. 
It gives glossy effect and helps look younger.
It provides many benefits based on the various ingredients of a toner.

What all are the best toners out there for your skin? well read on...

1. Etude House SoonJung pH 5.5 Relief Toner

2. I have reviewed this Toner here on this post. Check Tonymoly The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Skin Toner Review here
This toner is highly hydrating which restores skin pH level. Suited for all skin types. It contains amino acids, aloe vera, centalla asiatica which soothe the skin making it soft and supple. It is said to be non-irritating as it contains various plant extracts making it perfect for sensitive skin types too.
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4. Missha Time Revolution Clear Toner
The Missha Time Revolution clear toner is a good acid toner with fermented saccharomyces, citric acid, malic and lactic acid in the ingredients. The AHA & BHA in the toner provide exfoliating effect to the skin also taking care of pores. The fermented yeast extract in the toner facilitate for skin renewal process.

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5. Pixi Glow Tonic 

This glow tonic toner by Pixi have 5% glycolic acid. This toner can be used daily. This acid toner helps to exfoliate the skin and gives brightening effect. Aloe vera, witch hazel and ginseng are for hydrating and energising the skin. It is alcohol free with a rose flower scent. Suitable for all skin types.

6. Avene Thermal Water
Avene thermal spring water is made of thermal water derived from deep in the earth. 
It is rich in minerals and is pollution and bacteria free. It has therapeutic properties which helps in healing skin from redness, irritations, skin sensitivity and photo damaged skin. 
This toner is best for sensitive to hypersensitive skin.

Benton snail bee high content skin toner is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. It is formulated with highly effective ingredients and it's ingredients list is very impressive. It contains snail secretion filtrate - helps in healing, camellia sinensis leaf extract - Green tea, niacinamide - vitamin B3, Human ogliopeptide - promotes collagen, bee venom - peptide, betaine, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, salicylic acid - refines and shrinks pore, azelaic acid, allantoin are some other beneficial ingredients. This toner is the star of all the toners. It will help in hyperpigmentation and gives a korean glass skin look.
Benton aloe BHA skin toner is formulated with 58% aloe barbadensis leaf water, snail secretion filtrate and 0.5% salicylic acid in its key ingredients. It targets pores as it have BHA, which means this toner is suitable for sensitive acne prone skin. It fades hyperpigmentation effectively. The inflamed skin people with acne problem can benefit from this Korean beauty. Oily and dry skin people can both use this.

Cosrx Galactomyces alcohol free toner is made of 10% Galactomyces ferment filtrate which the brand claims to have nourishing and hydrating effects on skin and over time provides skin clarity. Galactomyces is a form of yeast which when used in skincare can help with skin brightening/glowing and reducing comedones. All skin types including sensitive skin types can use this.
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Etude house 10 in 1 wonder pore freshener toner is best suited for oily and combination skin types. This is a sebum controlling, pore tightening toner with a pH of 4.5. It clears skin without stripping of the moisture while providing cooling effect to the skin. It contains natural ingredients. The dry and sensitive skin types shall steer clear of this toner.
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Saturday, June 08, 2019

Best Chemical Exfoliation: The Ordinary AHA 30% BHA 2% Peeling Solution Review

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My take on The Ordinary AHA 30% BHA 2% Peeling Solution while using it for nearly 8 times in past 2 months. 
First of all this is not at all for skincare beginners.
Secondly you actually need to know about the ingredients of all the products you use while continuing to use this product because this contains AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) such as glycolic acid, lactic acid, tartaric acid, citric acid and BHA in the form of salicylic acid. You cannot use ascorbic acids, vitamin A and acid toners at the same time while using this. I usually wait for two days to start using my vitamin C cream.
MOST importantly: this makes the skin very sensitive to sun exposure so it is necessary to apply sunscreen every time before stepping out. 
But first let me explain it for beginners in brief about this product and what it does: it is a 10 minute exfoliation solution with a pH of 3.6.
It aims to remove the dead skin by dissolving the glue that keeps it stuck to the skin and then skin looks softer, smoother and brighter. It stings a bit on application and it is advised to not use it for more than 10 minutes.
The BHA (beta hydroxy acids) in this solution gets inside the pores, unclogs them that means no more blackheads. No more blemishes plus pores are smaller.
For me it is a must have product and best chemical peeling solution for those who have built up their tolerance for acids now.
Since I started using it, the tanning has gone.
After using this my skin don't break out anymore.
It took care of fine lines and made the skin more plumper. Before using this I started my exfoliation game with Oriflame Novage peeling solution which I used for 4 weeks, then I jumped to this. Guess I was in hurry.
I read some online reviews complaining about this solution making them dry. On the contrary, it made my skin smooth as it contains Hyaluronic acid. 


I use it at night and apply aloe vera gels and night masks before sleeping. This way I move the pH level from acidic to somewhat neutral. Dont forget to apply hyaluronic acid serum and night masks. I found this way of exfoliation even better than microdermabrasion and scrubbing which made me look dull and dark the next day.
Needless to say, this is best exfoliating AHA BHA chemical peeling method in the market.

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Best snail serums: Mizon Multi function formula snail 80 intensive repairing serum review

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K-BEAUTY edition:

Mizon is one trusted korean brand in the skincare industry. It is quite popular worldwide.
The Korean skincare market has entered indian market as well. 
I am totally loving my new Mizon Snail 80 Intensive Repairing SerumIt contains 80% of snail secretion filtrate and is a multi function formula as it have various beneficial ingredients.
Water, Glycerin, Snail Secration Filtrate, Methylpropanediol, Niacinamide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Tromethamine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodiu, Polyacrylate, Adenosine, Fructooligosaccharides, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Pullulan, Propanediol, BHT, Centella Asiatica Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract, Phenoxyethanolam 

This revitalizing snail serum includes 80 percent snail secretion filtrate to help nourish and promote skin regeneration. It repairs skin damage.  Snail mucin products are very popular in korean skincare, they offer anti aging benefits, works well on acne prone skin, hydrates the skin. It is suitable for sensitive skin, repairs any skin damage due to environmental stressors and gives glowing skin. These benefits all together makes this the best snail serum in the market.

The ingredients also mentioned that it contains niacinamide also known as vitamin B3. It helps in increasing the ceramide barrier of the skin which keeps skin hydrated resulting in smaller pores. Niacinamide reduces inflammation and skin irritations. It protects against sun damage.
This best snail serum also contains chia seed extracts, which also help in restoring moisture, calms the skin and prevents wrinkles.
That is not all, it contains other very beneficial ingredients too. Yes I know it is too good to be true but it contains centalla asiatica and saccharidet (hudration) as well. Centella promotes collagen production and prevents acne. It is helpful in healing the skin of blemishes. 

Overall, I liked this serum plenty. I have been getting compliments about my glowing skin lately. 
It means the serum is working like a charm! I would totally recommend this serum to everyone. This is the best snail serum for all skin types. You can buy it on Amazon.

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Thursday, June 06, 2019

Tonymoly The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Skin Toner Review : Miracle Water for Combination Skin

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K-beauty Edition:

Today I want to share my review on Tonymoly the chok chok green tea watery skin after using it for two months. Tonymoly is a Korean brand which has been recently introduced to Indian market. Right now it is available on Nykaa. I have recently become fan of k-beauty skincare.

About the toner, I liked it a lot due to the fact that tha brand Tonymoly had a different concept of using fermented green tea instead of conventional distilled water as base of the toner.
The pure green tea (camellia sinensis leaf extract) is 86% which has been aged and fermented for a year during all four seasons. It is known for being a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging ingredient and it contains the polyphenol epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) which prevents the sun exposured skin from oxidation. It helps against sun damage, prevents collagen loss and protect against free radicals.

The texture is very runny and watery (thus the name watery skin). It feels very soothing and hydrating on my skin.

Second best ingredient I liked in this magic toner is the Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, which is a stable form of vitamin C perfect for skin brightening. It is collagen booster and is also an antioxidant.

In addition to these useful base ingredients above. It contains rosewood oil, lemon seed oil.

This toner is helping me cope up to external factors like pollution and sun exposure.
It is making me feel confident about my skin.
It has helped me get a smooth and hydrated skin. My pores are more refined now. Tanning has reduced.
I would totally recommend this to everyone regardless of the skin type. I have combination skin and it works well for me.
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