[REVIEW] Tony Moly I’m Real Red Wine Mask

I just hoarded masks from Korean stores here in the Philippines. Honestly, I’m a bit skeptical of putting this mask in my shopping basket thinking it might do wrong on my skin,  I have a super sensitive skin. 

Nevertheless, trying out the first mask, I got the opposite result. I’m thinking maybe TonyMoly got the formulation right to the point that my skin is really loving their mask. Continue reading for my review.


For this post, I would like to review Tony Moly’s I’m real Red Wine mask. One of the reasons why I decided to get this is because of it’s pore care promise.

From TonyMoly.ph site:

1. Micro emulsion essence type mask to give moisture to skin

2. 3 layer pulp mask sheet to give deep moisture

3. Red wine extract clear pores and give silky texture

Ingredients printed on the pack:

 

Instructions in Korean. Good thing they’ve included graphical pictures for those who don’t read Hangul.

 

Instructions in English:

HOW TO USE

1. After washing face, apply mask on face.

2. 20-30 minutes later, take off the mask and tap gently the essence onto face

My Verdict:

> The serum smells good. It smells like red wine, but the sweet grape scent is stronger than of the alcohol scent.

> It half-filled my mask serum container, meaning, I can pat this all over my house tomorrow ❤


> I used a cold mask, plus used it while I’m inside a cold room (17 degree c). It actually shrink my pores and tightened it. I highlighted the cold sheet and the room as I think it also added as a factor for tightening my pores.

> Brightening of skin right after usage.

> Relaxing feeling to the point I almost slept on it.


> I didn’t experienced any breakouts, and no irritations experienced after used, only soft, moisturized and supple skin.

> No cons at all, just full of love.


> I’ll definitely repurchase, 100% sure. I recommend this mask for skin type combination, sensitive, and acne-prone skin.

> Priced at P62.40 or $1.25

Has anyone of you tried this mask? How was it? Did your skin love it too? Can you share your current favorite masks in the comment section? 🙂 Thanks! ❤

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[REVIEW] L’oreal Pure Clay Mask

* I have uploaded a video for the result 

” Transform Skin in Just 10 Minutes. 3 Pure Clays and Charcoal. For Dull and Tired-looking Skin.

Indulgent. Transformative. Perfectly Clean. L’Oréal Paris Skin Experts have created a super-charged pure clay mask with the power and benefits of Charcoal to detoxify and illuminate your skin in just 10 minutes. Our indulgent and powerful formula for this detox face mask provides a luxurious experience while potent pure clays and charcoal act like a magnet to clean out pores and draw-out and capture deep impurities (such as dirt, oil, and pollution). This creamy, non-drying formula leaves skin feeling clean, velvety, and rebalanced. Detox and Brighten Pure-Clay Mask addresses your dull, tired skin to reveal a purified, even, and radiant complexion. Immediately, skin looks brighter with a healthy glow. Deep pore cleansing–dirt, dust and pollution are removed from skin. Skin’s complexion looks fresher and more even. Use After Use, skin is clean as if detoxified. Skin feels as though it can breathe better. Skin is healthy looking and more beautiful. ” – from lorealparisusa.com


And of course, I decided to give it a try. I ordered directly from L’oreal US and let it shipped directly at my doorstep. 

Charcoal mask is quite in a hype right now. Since it claims to help achieve flawless complexion and fights acne. It can be used regardless of skintype as they say it doesn’t cause any breakouts — please correct me if the information I got is wrong. Some uses activated charcoal as teeth whitening, or underarm whitening. But for this post, I used the charcoal as a mask.

Review:

1. I love how the oil is being absorbed once the mask has been dried.

2. The texture is like a fine mud which can be spread easily and sticks on the skin well.



3. After rinsing the mask off, you will see the brightening effect, and your face will be squeaky clean. 

4. I hate the smell. It smells like a strong men’s perfume. 😩 I hate it. I really hate it. 

5. I have a problem with the packaging. It’s not that sanitized as you will need to scoop the product using your fingers. No spoon provided.


6. I actually forgot how much a jar cost. 

7. Once the product dried, the mask can be easily washed off by using water. After the mask has been washed off, I proceeded in my pm routine. 

Video below shows my skin after using the mask. ​​


Will I buy again? No. I really hate the scent. 😦 

[REVIEW] Pig Collagen Nose Sheet

This Pig collagen nose sheets, was on sale in Althea Philippines. I grabbed my chance to haul and decided to try the pig collagen sheets.

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One of my targeted problem is the whiteheads permanently residing on my nose. Let’s see how effective this product is.

Pore heating sheet – not really hot, but there’s a tingly sensation specially on those parts with lots of whiteheads. That sensation convinced me that it’s doing what it has promised.
As instructed, “leave the pore heating sheet for 15-20 mins, then wipe the melted waste. ”

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After 20 mins, I removed the heating sheet. It didn’t find any noticeable waste, all I could see is the serum. 1 min after I removed the sheet, that’s the part where I felt the “heating” process. My nose feels hot, but it didn’t turn red. I guess, it’s started working! Excuse my big pores.

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On to second step:

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Blackhead clear sheet – It’s a pore sheet. It’s sticky and it smells weird. It smells like dried chili, but no, it doesn’t sting once sticked on the nose. As you can see, I can’t smile 😶

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“Apply enough water on the nose, then remove the clear film with dry hands. Attach the white sheet and wait for 10-15 minutes until the sheet is completely dry. Remove the dry sheet slowly from the edge.”
At this stage, I felt sleepy, I felt relaxed, and I almost slept with the nose strip on my nose.

After 15 mins, it’s harvest time! Just a note, icky yucky post ahead.

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And lastly, the third step.

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Pore tightening sheet. At this stage, I could still feel the heat on my nose, and it turned to red 😂 This package contains lots of serum. It promises to close the pores after whiteheads extraction.
“Attach the final sheet on your nose and leave it for 5-10mins. Tap the remaining essence to let it absorbed into the skin.”

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Verdict:

It’s effective, but strenuous haha. Anyhow, I can feel that my pores are breathing well. I’ll leave the picture of the “after” big to magnify the effect of the sheets.

Pros:

1. It’s cheap, I got it for less than 100 pesos, less than 2$.

2. It didn’t irritate my skin, it only retained a hot feeling.

3. Affective. My whiteheads were gone 😄

Cons:

1. Strenuous and needs to be planned ahead as the whole process will take you almost an hour.
Will I repurchase: I’ll give this a middle rate. I have nothing against this product. Maybe I will repurchase ✨

[Haul] The First, Sulwhasoo, CosRX

When you want to try a product, and you see that the tag will cost you too much, you’d find a cheaper alternative. And here’s the alternative I’ve discovered: Product testers.

In the Philippines, tester price ranges from 12 php to 95 php. Some of them exceeds 100 php or 2$. But I think it’s better to spend 100 php instead of 3000php (60$) to see if your skin will love the product.

I’ve been applying a lot on my face, leaving my eyes empty. That’s why I decided to grab some high-end eye creams known in Korea – Sulwhasoo, and The First.



I’ve also purchased CosRX snail 96 mucin powder essence. I’ve been hearing a lot of good feedbacks about this. However, Im not sure how my skin will react with “snail” products, that’s why I decided to try first. Im planning to incorporate the snail essence in the morning, as Im using the Klair’s blue cream at night. 

I’ve only opened the Sulwhasoo Time treasure renovating eye cream ex. Here’s my initial verdict: 

 
Sulwhasoo Time Treasure Renovating Eye Cream EX. 

Just started to use this cream, Im on my 2nd day btw. As for my initial review, it’s a cream, but not creamy-oily. The smell is on a woody side, with a hint of medicine scent. It glides and spreads quickly on my skin. So far, so good. No sign of irritation, and no milia yet. It moisturizes the skin around my eyes, with a brightening effect. 

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Let me know if you’ve tried, at any chance, the products I bought. It will be greatly appreciated! Thanks! ❤

[REVIEW] Sunblock: VMV Hypoallergenics Armada Face cover 45

It’s not only gentle, and hypoallergenic, but It’s also great in lightening your skin.


I’m quite hesitant in trying the VMVhypoallergenics sunblock because it’s a cream based sunblock, which means, it’s a big no no since I have an oily skin. But since I felt like I’m out of choice, I bought the sunblock since the sales lady looks like 1001% sure that it won’t cause any breakouts.

After almost a year of using the sunblock,  here’s my verdict.

Skin type: Oily + combination (oily on tzone, and normal on the other parts), acne-prone, sensitive skin.

Pros:

  1. When I bought the sunblock, I just came from a travel escapade, beach (bikini), water activities (rash guard), island hopping + water activities (rash guard). Given those, the color of my skin on my face is different from the color of my body. That’s why I was looking for a sunblock that could easily bring back the color of my face. And yes, this sunblock does so. My skin returned to the normal color within 1 month of using the product.
  2. I have a sensitive, acne prone skin. It means that, using cream based is risky at it is prone in clogging the pores. But no, it didn’t. My face and the sunblock felt like besties!
  3. Imagine, I’m in a tropical country, and I love joining running events. I usually reach the finish line between 7:00 and 7:30. The sun is already out, and it’s really hot. I am sweating and all. But no again, the sunblock didn’t give me breakouts.
  4. Regarding the smell, no awful smell.

 

Cons:

  1. It’s expensive. It cost me more than 1000 pesos, it’s more than 20$. But hey, I’ve been using it for already a year and I haven’t finished the tube.
  2. I find it sticky when it’s hot. I think it’s already given as the sunblock is cream based.
  3. My face gets super shiny because I have an oily skin. I just bring some tissues and oil blotters with me specially if I won’t be staying in an air-conditioned room.

 

Will I repurchase? Maybe yes, maybe no. It depends if I’ve found a better sunblock.

Review: Ciracle blackhead off Cotton Mask

Who among you girls share the same sentiments with me? I’m not blessed with good skin. I have big pores, and never ending growth of whiteheads and blackheads. I have an oily-combination, acne prone skin. Meaning, my skin easily gets irritated and react to the products I put on my skin.

Now, when you get to see a “goodbye blackheads” with a promise to see amazing results within 15 mins, and all you have to do is to shell out 1.10$ per nose cotton off mask, wouldn’t you try it, would you? Well in my case, I did. I’m telling you, I didn’t have any regrets at all. Just continue reading on why.. 

You can find ciracle in Lazada

The size reminds me of the old ipod. The packaging is neat. I like the fact that it’s being packed per piece for hygenic purposes.

I didn’t take a pic of the instructions as it was written in Korean Charaters. The sheet is a cotton mask soaked in the liquid product and it was shaped to fit on your nose.


The verdict:

I have no negative review with the mask. I love how it perfectly holds on the nose. I can move well, I can talk well, I can chew well without the sheet falling. During the application, I could feel some contraction around my nose, maybe that’s how the blackheads and whiteheads were removed. 

After the promising 15 mins, the whiteheads were removed. 

Before the application: disclaimer: it’s ewwww.


After the application, the peaking whiteheads were gone! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻


Will I repurchase? Ofcourse! 😂