During Black Friday, I picked up some Korean Skincare products I’ve heard great reviews about and wanted to try out. After trying out the following four products for a couple of weeks, I found a couple of great ones that are here to stay in my skin care line-up.
1. NEOGEN Real Ferment Micro Essence
The NEOGEN Real Ferment Micro Essence is known for containing 93% fermented ingredients. Claims of this product is to moisturize while giving the skin a nice illuminating and plumping effect. I first heard about this product through Charlotte Cho’s blog post here (also a good read to learn more about the ingredients). I was somewhat nervous to try this product because I have combination skin, so products with a lot of moisturizer/moisturizing effects can sometimes break out my skin. However, I absolutely loved this product. It hasn’t broken my skin out at all, but delivers on exactly what it claims too. My skin looks brighter and healthier every time I use it, which is quite often right now with the weather.
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2. MISSHA Super Aqua Pore-Kling Toner
I’ve been on the hunt for my “holy grail” toner which led me to try out MISSHA’s Super Aqua Pore-Kling Toner after reading great reviews on it. Honestly, I don’t really have any rave comments or negative opinions on it either. It is more of a “meh” product for me. While my skin felt clean after using it and the scent was pleasant without being too strong, I didn’t notice any difference in my skin. My pores didn’t look or feel “tighter” and didn’t notice a change in the oily-ness of my skin. But, it didn’t break me out, so that’s always a plus. I probably will not re-purchase, but it would be worth a try if you’re looking for something very light to make sure all make-up is off your skin.
3. LIOELE V-Line Water Drop Sleeping Pack
The Lioele V-Line Sleeping Mask is the very first sleeping pack I’ve ever tried. And, boy have I been missing out! Always nervous about sleeping packs breaking my skin out, Lioele’s proved me wrong. This particular product won Soko Glam’s “Best of K-Beauty” promising to “reduce redness while firming the skin” over night. I think I loved how light and airy this product was the most. It felt like I didn’t even put moisturizer on, yet in the morning, my skin was noticeably bright and fresh. I typically use it about two to three nights a week depending on the dullness of my skin.
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4. MISSHA Time Revolution Night Repair Science Activator Ampoule
Known as Estee Lauder’s Night Repair dupe, I knew I had to try the MISSHA Night Repair Ampoule for anti-aging. Those fine lines starting to form around my mouth and forehead have really been troubling me (LOL). After using this for a couple of weeks, I didn’t notice a huge difference in the appearance of the lines across my forehead, but my smile lines did seem a little less noticeable. My skin did feel smoother after wearing it overnight though. A little bit of this product goes a long way too, so you’re definitely getting your money’s worth. It’s also much lighter than I expected which is a big plus in my book.
Have you tried any of these products? If so, what are your thoughts on them?