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[JUJU Cosmetics] – Aquamoist Cream

image A couple of sasa orders back, I had gotten this because my Innisfree Green Tea Seed Cream was disappearing quickly. I just wanted a simple face cream that’s not sticky and has moisturising properties. A while back a friend had told me about JUJU Cosmetics, obviously Japanese, the main idea of this brand is less is more. Most of their products (if not all) are non-scented, and are basically the bare bones of skin scare. In this case, the Aquamoist Cream is packed full of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally produced by the body. The cream claims to be hydrating for 24hrs a day. I don’t know how much of that claim is true, and honestly, with my Estee Lauder Advance Night Repair Serum I really can’t tell if this cream does anything. Perhaps I will try a couple of days without the serum and see how my skin reacts to this thing.

That being said, I do still like this cream quite a lot. First and foremost, I like the fact that it isn’t scented. I’ve been looking for a minimalist face cream for a while. Sorry to say, but most (if not all) of the Korean brand cosmetics are heavily scented, even the ones that supposedly focuses on “natural” things.

Secondly, the cream does indeed moisturise, it is the length of this moisturising effect that I cannot comment on.

Last, and most importantly, it is not sticky at all. The texture is a bit of a gel and it spreads quite nicely over the skin. No need for harsh rubbing. When applied it feels more watery than creamy with no sticky feeling after, and that’s something very important for me in any cream.

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If I recall correctly, this little jar was in the ballpark of $20 or so. Money well spent I think. I give it a 4.5/5. Definitely willing to repurchase, but probably won’t end up buying it again just because I like trying new things. That being said, I will probably try something within the JUJU cosmetics brand next time as well.

If I do end up testing this without the serum I’ll let ya’ll know.

 
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Posted by on October 5, 2013 in All Things Prettified!, Skin Food

 

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[Innisfree] – The Green Tea Seed Cream

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Alright, so this was a cream I got back in Korea. I had used a sample and liked it, and decided it was going to be the face cream I bring back to Canada. And it actually was the only cream I brought back…which wasn’t very smart, because I had to start using it right when I returned…should have hoarded more…All well.

As I have mentioned before I have a fairly good impression of Innisfree (I never know if it’s two words or one) as a whole. The eco-friendliness, the whole local ingredients thing (they get their ingredients from Jeju Island) just sounds good to me. I am disappointed that Innisfree is not widely available outside of Korea.

Texture:

The texture of this cream is basically a light cream, not very heavy at all. It’s actually kind of similar to the Age Fitness line of Biotherm. It’s fairly rich, so I use very little on my skin. But the quantity is not that much either, It’s been almost 3 months since I’ve been back to Canada, and I’ve already used up half of the jar.

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Packaging: 

I actually forgot how much I paid for this cream (it’s been a while) I think something around the lines of 21,000 won (about $21CND/USD), I may be wrong. The actual jar is plastic and a bit misleading. If you look at the first picture, the sides stick out after the bottom edge of the cap, but if you open the jar, the actual  part where the product is held does not follow the contour of the jar, it actually goes straight down, so the bulged out parts of the jar is just empty space.

Product: 

Here’s the claim on the jar: ” Enriched with Green Tea Seed and Green complex from pure Jeju island. Green Tea Pure revives dry, stressed skin by supplying abundant moisture.” Excuse the bad English, that’s a quote from the jar. I take it that it’s basically good for dry skin and moisturises. Well good, cause that’s what I look for in a cream. Does it actually do that? Well…I am a bit disappointed by the performance of this cream so far. In Korea, perhaps due to the humidity of the country, it felt better on my skin. After using this cream for about a month, my skin was pretty dried out in Canada. I ended up having to use a serum to go under the cream (I got a sample of Estee Lauder’s Advance Night Repair from Sephora, absolutely LOVE it) so that I could continue using the cream. I suppose I shouldn’t expect too much from a cream that’s suppose to be made for the more humid environment of Asia. I am giving it a 7/10, because it does still moisturise, though not as much as I want it to. The other thing that’s really lovely about this product is the scent. It’s a very light green tea scent and I just really like it. It also does not feel very heavy like other creams might (the carrot cream from Skinfood for example is super heavy). With all the cons I have listed, it’s probably still one of the best creams I’ve bought from Korea. I suspect this cream will be gone in a few more months, and I haven’t decided what I will replace it with.

 
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Posted by on June 29, 2013 in All Things Prettified!, Skin Food

 

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[The Faceshop] – Hyaluronic Acid All-In-One Cream

Ok…so I promised I would post this a while back, and well… I procrastinated. I got this sorta on a whim. It’s been like that for all the creams I’ve bought in Korea. Mostly because the sales people are so pushy. I wanted to try the cream in the same line as the camomile toner, but she insisted that this one is similar and cheaper for more product..odd that they won’t let me spend more money…
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Anyways, the consistency of this cream is sorta watery, but once put on has a sticky feeling. I don’t particularly like how it feels on my skin, but it does the job. According to the box it acts as a night cream, sleep mask and essence, hence the all in one claim in the name. It does have that sticky feeling similar to sleeping masks.
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Ingredient list
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Suppose it’s free of lots of things except fragrance (which I find odd). Apparently lots of The Faceshop products do this.
imageI would give this product a 7/10 mainly because of the texture and I really hate the sticky feeling. It does moisturise and my skin does feel moist in the morning, so I guess it does the job.  But I won’t repurchase.

 
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Posted by on December 2, 2012 in All Things Prettified!, Skin Food

 

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Food for Your Skin – Korean skin care Part 2

May 22, 2011

I am working hard to not procrastinate!

So this post is ganna be about two of the creams I tried from Skin Food. I figure if I only do review for one and not the other I will eventually not do review for the other one either, so in an effort to not procrastinate, they get to be reviewed together. Just as well anyways, because these two creams are actually fairly similar.

First one is Lettuce and Cucumber Jelly Cream.

So I got this cream about an year ago, and have actually finished using it. I got this one while trying to find a cheaper alternative to my all time HG night cream, Biotherm’s Age Fitness. This was purchased for $15.99USD on ebay. To my surprise, the cream came in a glass jar, and looked pretty high end I must say. But the cream has an odd scent, almost like a fake cucumber scent. The scent is similar to the newer version of St. Ive’s body lotion (the cucumber one), which I stopped using because the scent bothered me. But the scent of this cream doesn’t linger for very long, so it doesn’t bother me as much.

ok, sometimes I wish I can read Korean. There is English on the packaging of Skin Food, but generally just a description of what the cream claims to do, more like marketing wording, instead of informative information, such as ingredients.

The consistency of the cream is a bit jelly like (hence why it’s call jelly cream). When I first tried this out I was a bit suspicious of the effect, as I felt that it would not be moisturizing enough. In the end though, the cream did perform fairly well. After I got this, I got another lotion from Naruko that was for night time, so I switched this to the morning, and only used the Naruko at night. That did not work out. After about 2 weeks, I could feel my face feeling dry, so I put this on top of the Naruko at night, and it helped a lot. This was one of the creams that made my fell in love with the Skin Food brand. Not only was the price affordable (this was 50g for $15.99USD, compared to the Biotherm Age Fitness, 50g for $68 CND), the product itself was also good. The only reason I did not repurchase was because of the scent.

The claim of this cream was “a refreshing, moisturizing gel cream that contains lettuce and cucumber extracts. It provides prolonged hydration to skin in the summer, keeping it clear.” And I feel that the description was pretty accurate. What I love about this cream is how clean it feels. There’s no greasy film sitting on top of my face after I apply, which is very important for me. While I like my face moisturized I do not want a layer of grease covering my skin. So I tend to look for skin care that are more focused on feeling fresh, and Skin Food just fits the bill.

So after I finished the cucumber jelly cream, I tried another cream from Skin Food.

Facial Water Vitamin B Cream

I am currently still using this one. So this cream claims that it is ” A facial water cream that instantly fills thirsty skin with the refreshing hydrating energy of Vita B complex and Alaska glacier water. ” As I have mentioned previously, this cream and the other one is pretty similar. The performance is just as good. It was also very fresh feeling. The only difference I want to note is that this cream’s scent is not as strong, which is why I prefer this one over the cucumber one.

The consistency is pretty similar to the cucumber cream, and I love that. This was purchased for $15.19 USD (on sale from $15.99). I use this cream both in the morning and at night. It’s not too heavy for morning use, and definitely moisturizing enough for night time as well. I do feel that this cream is a bit heavier than the cucumber one, but not to the extent where it feels heavy on my skin. I think the moisturizing properties is slightly better with this cream. My skin feels as if I had a splash of water after I apply this. Skin Food skin care has yet to disappoint me, so I think after I finish this one I will try another cream from them. I would like to try the Vit C version of this cream

 
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Posted by on May 22, 2011 in All Things Prettified!, Skin Food

 

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