CAOLION | AMAZON
Talk about the convenience of removing makeup on the go! I was thinking of bringing along my usual large pot of balm overseas, but luckily thought otherwise. This cleansing stick starts off as a balm which you can directly slide on your face, then into an oil and with a bit of water into foam. With my experience, it does not entirely transform into a foam like texture in the end, mind you I tried various amounts of water.
The end result is that your makeup will be somewhat removed, however further cleansing after this product is recommended. I would use another foam cleanser after this product and/or makeup wipes prior, to ensure everything is removed. My skin did not feel dry nor irritant, for the price point you get a lot out of the product and the convenience of carrying it is a major plus. However, since extra steps is required I won’t be likely to re-purchase.
KORRES | MECCA
A great ‘go-to’ if you are either too tired to wash your face or wanting to wipe away the remaining cosmetics. This is my first product to try from the Korres range and I am liking the natural ingredients used, how it doesn’t have a heavy scent, cruelty-free and knowing it is free from parabens, sulfaets and phthalates.
I chose this because it is made for oily to combination skin types, its dual function as a makeup remover as well as a skin balancer and toner. The material is sturdy but not harsh to the skin, it may not completely remove stubborn makeup, I recommend to use this as a last remover step. The product quickly dries if not sealed completely, it would have been better if it had a sturdy lid.
WISH FORMULA | BONIIK | AMAZON
Put aside your conventional eye masks and add a fashionable statement, whilst you’re doing your skin care. I just love the bat cut out of this eye mask!
Filled with skin benefits such as Vitamin C, fermented honey, adenosine and cent ella asiatica, this mask is not only great for sensitive skin but it gives you the immediate effect smoothing out wrinkles in the eye area. It had a slight brightening and de-puffing effect.
KIEHL’S | AMAZON
Been using this potent eye cream religiously every night. The skin around my eyes tend to dry up quickly, so I made it a mission to start caring for it now rather than later. After all the cleansing, once you apply the cream filled with squalane, lavender essential oil, evening primrose and other goodies, you can immediately feel it providing moisture whilst minimising the fine lines. I also found it to reduce the dark-circles, not entirely but it does brighten it.
Weightless, scent-less and it does not leave a sticky residue this restorative eye cream is a must! I love how it is perfect for sensitive skin and little application is needed to get the benefits.
MURAD | SEPHORA $32
I have mixed views on this blemish treatment. It uses potent ingredients such as sulfur to clear out the blemish, zinc to calm irritations and provide protection. AHAs and BHAs is also included to provide the encouragement of cell regeneration.
I do find it alright in its job to minimize the irritation, especially with small issues, however its not good to use on stubborn blemishes. It isn’t hash on the skin, super dewy in fact and you only need a tiny dot! It comes off clear which is perfect, if you do want to apply it during the day. It does not have an instant affect, however it provides a moderate amount of protection for future breakouts.
SUNDAY RILEY | MECCA MAXIMA $80
I have mixed thoughts about this toner. Yes, the packaging is beautiful and sturdy, but the dispenser is a bit difficult to use. There is not a high degree of control to pump the amount you need, and trust me you only need a little. The smell is quite strong, so I would recommend using this during your night routine.
One of its goals is to minimise your pores as it has a mixture of bentonite clay, but for me I do not see a change. I have been using this for over 3 weeks. What I do like, is the usage of marshmallow and green tea, as I wake up, my face has a reduction of redness and it feels supple. Other key ingredients are cucumber, witch hazel extract, manuka, magnolia bark extract and black cumin all there to help tone, balance and prep your skin. I love the burst of potent ingredients and it feels great once applied, non-sticky and it absorbs fairly quickly. However, due to not completely matifying my skin and providing the results it claims to do… It is a nay for me.
BANILA CO. | W COSMETICS
An eye patch, more like an eye mask is designed to look like lace-designed mask. You do not need to worry looking like a ghost around the house, now you can look stylish whilst you pamper!
Filled with ingredients to whiten and brighten, such as white flower complete, ceramics and rose, it smells beautiful but not overpowering. The serum was non-sticky and did not provide too much that it would drip down my face. Some face masks I have bought in the past, kept slipping off because it had too much serum to hold. The design is something I absolutely loved, as it does not slip off and covers the top and bottom areas of my eyes. I bought another because it was not only affordable, but it covers a wide range of the eye area.