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Friday, 31 August 2018
Another year of The August Review finished. I've been loving the exploration into Korean Skincare and it will be something I continue to do and update you on. 

For now here are all 30 products reviews...

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It's Skin Power 10 Formula GF Effector

"Created to deeply hydrate, the It's Skin Power 10 Formula GF Effector is ideal for tackling dry, irritated complexions. Enhanced with a blend of natural ingredients, this unique, quick-absorbing serum provides an intense hit of hydration to soothe and restore." - Beauty Bay Website

Pros

- Hydrating
- Glides on smoothly.
- Non sticky consistency.
- Doesn't apply or dry tacky.
- Brand has a huge range. 
- Absorbs into the skin quick.
- Perfect to apply after moisturiser.

Cons

- Takes a few droppers full to cover the face and neck.

After getting on with the Vitamin C Serum so well I decided to try this GF Effector one. It's targeted to dry & irritated complexions which would be so beneficial to my skin as we transition into the Autumn / Winter season. I've only started to use this recently and I've already seen improvement in the dryness on my cheeks and neck. Like the other It's Skin serum I reviewed you will need a few droppers full to cover the face and neck but it isn't an overly expensive serum in comparison to other brands. I'm loving the serums by this brand and I'll definitely be investing in a few more!


Have you tried the It's Skin serums yet? Which one would you try first?

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Thursday, 30 August 2018

Oh K! 3 Step Charcoal Mask

"A clarifying three step mask ideal for blemish prone skin. Developed to purge the pores of dirt and sebum, the Oh K! 3 Step Mask is a deeply cleansing solution for troubled skin. Expertly designed to offer the deepest cleanse possible whilst delivering hydration and moisture, this innovative three-step mask leaves skin clear, soothed and free from imperfections." - Beauty Bay Website

Pros

- Affordable.
- Easy to follow.
- Isn't as time consuming as stand alone face masks.
- Cleared away dry and dead skin.
- Pores were deeply cleansed.
- Wash lathered really well and smelled lovely.
- Charcoal Mask wasn't oversized and saturated evenly.
- Serum was lovely, had a smooth non sticky / tacky consistency. 

Cons

- None!

This was another item I was gifted at Christmas and it's one of my favourite pamper night items. Usually I find that these three step kits are thrown together and you kind of get what you pay for, if you know what I mean, but this changed the game. From this pack I was shocked to find the quality of these products were just as good as buying the bottle. I've never had a cleanser that lathers like the one this offers, a charcoal mask as moisturising or a serum as smooth. I 100% recommend this for pamper nights, a skin treat or for when you are travelling. I get mine from Beauty Bay.


Have you tried a 3 Step Mask? Is this a product that interests you?


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Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Elizavecca Hell Pore Clean Up Mask

"Eliminate your sebum and impurities at once using Elizavecca Hell Pore Clean Up Mask. It is a peel off type mask that removes blackheads, whiteheads and dead skin cells effectively. As it dried, it’s liquefied formula transforms into a peel off pack and as you peel it off, it removes deep-seated dirt and sebum that clogs the pores. Containing 4% of charcoal extract and various botanical ingredients, it helps control excess sebum while providing full of nutrients." - My Korean Makeup Website

Pros

- Doesn't take too long to dry.
- Peels off in larger sections.
- Doesn't leave a lot of residue behind.
- Gets rid of blackheads, whiteheads & dead skin cells.
- Gets deep into the pores.
- Leaves skin feeling matte.

Cons

- It can hurt.
- Not the easiest consistency to work with, it's quite thick and tacky so it takes a but of work for it to spread thinly. 


This was one of those Korean Skincare products that went viral amongst social media influencer's. Some reviewed it and some used it in a challenge style video as it is renowned for being a painful peel off mask. I didn't find it that bad across my nose, forehead and cheeks but when I peeled it off around my jaw and chin, it pulled every little hair out. I've never had a peel off mask hurt or make my eyes water before and I didn't realise that the experience would soon become part of my deep cleanse skincare routine. This is probably the best peel off mask I've used so far. Ones I've used before will always take away blackheads but this takes everything out of your pores and my skin feel so much better for it. The consistency isn't the easiest to work with and it can be a little messy but it's not too frustrating to deal with. I recommend this 100% and you can find it over on YesStyle.


Have you tried the Hell Pore Peel Off Mask? Think it would be beneficial to you?

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Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Secret Key Starting Treatment Essence

"Brightening and firming your complexion, the Starting Treatment Essence from Secret Key is an effective way to get the most out of the rest of your beauty treatments. Free from alcohol, parabens and animal oils, this boosting essence is conditioning and strengthening proving to be a win-win formula for soft sensitive. What’s more, Galactomyces yeast – a favourite of Korean cosmetic companies – expertly clarifies and moisturises – perfect!" - Selfridges Website

Pros

- Gorgeous glass bottle.
- A lot of product where a little goes a long way.
- Doesn't leak.
- Brightens.
- Helps clear spots and blackheads.
- Moisturising.
- Gives a great boost in radiance.
- Improves skin tone.
- Seen very subtle improvement in fine lines.

Cons

- None!

I managed to pick this up in the Rose Edition, which I later found was a limited edition formula and I can now only find it on Ebay. The original formula can still be found on Korean Skincare websites and some retailers like Selfridges. Although this may be a little on the pricey side for a skincare item...I would pay it. Essence is a very popular Korean skincare item and crucial in a lot of routines. This is what I call the barrier product because it acts as a shield against environmental damage and I love that it's packed with so many ingredients to treat the skin. This can improve 10 different qualities on your skin, dependant on what you need. The main areas it has benefited my skin are fine lines, hydration, elasticity, whitening, soothing and oil control. It's become an essential part of my routine and I 100% recommend it!



What are your thoughts on products like Essence? Would you try this one by Secret Key?

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Monday, 27 August 2018

Skinfood Black Sugar Perfect Essential Scrub

"A facial scrub featuring black sugar, refined rice wine and botanical oils that transforms rough, dry skin leaving a radiant smooth complexion. Dead skin cells are gently removed, while skin is nourished and moisturised." - Yes Style Website

Pros

- Great consistency.
- A little goes a long way.
- Less dry skin on my cheeks and forehead.
- Not too abrasive.
- Smells lovely.
- Only need small circular motions for it to sink into the pores.
- Clears dirt away effortlessly.

Cons

- A little on the pricey side.
- Not on many distributor websites in the UK.

I only received this product at the beginning of the month and it's fit into my daily routine brilliantly the past few weeks. I have combination skin and found the dry areas on my face have benefited well from using this without damaging or reacting with my oilier areas. I love how this melts into the skin to clean pores but doesn't leave behind any residue. I would 100% recommend this to those with dry skin, it's even done wonders for the dry skin on my neck and shoulders!


Do you like to use a face scrub? Have you tried any other Skinfood products?

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Sunday, 26 August 2018

Hanaka Callus Removal Foot Pack

"3 days callus foot pack is the gentle solution to remove dead skin. It contains several natural fruit acid which penetrates into the layer of dead skin cells and works to peel off the old comified layer to unveil smooth, healthy skin." - Beauty Stall Website

Pros

- Smells good.
- Fits all feet sizes but not an overly sized sock.

Cons

- Took longer to see results.
- Felt the solution didn't reach a high enough level around the feet. 
- Is the same price as the Oh K! pack yet didn't give the same or better results.
- Barely any peeling.
- Didn't soften feet.

For me this wasn't as good as the Oh K! Foot pack I previously reviewed. In comparison they have the same steps of popping your feet into socks you fill with the solution and I wore socks to see the progress quicker but unlike with the Oh K! pack this took longer to see results and I felt there wasn't enough solution to get a whole foot peel. I get rough skin on the top sides of my feet but the solution doesn't come near that. I walked around a little and squashed my feet into the solution where I could but that then distributes it unevenly. It took almost a week for me to see any results and I'll be honest my foot skin was really rough and I knew doing a foot pack would show a lot of peeling and was so disappointed that it didn't. It had no benefit to my feet and I would not recommend this. 



What do you think of this foot peel? Would you give it a go?


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Friday, 24 August 2018

COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch

"These thin, clear patches adhere to your skin and work to protect blemishes against infection whilst extracting the bacteria and gunk from your blackheads and pimples. Yuck! They come in a range of sizes to help ward off any size spot!" - Yes Style Website

Pros

- They don't scar.
- Doesn't cause dark spots / marks.
- Doesn't hurt.
- Variety of pimple sizes to chose from.
- Great amount in the pack.
- Affordable.

Cons

- None!

When ordering skincare items on YesStyle I found these in their bestselling part and I am so glad I decided to give them a try. I don't get pimples often but when I do they are very stubborn and I always end up getting dark spots / marks left behind from them. These patches extract all the gunk from the pimple in a mess free way and leaves no marks behind. The patch kind of sucks everything out into it so after wearing over night or throughout the day you just peel it off and throw it away. I have already started recommending these to friends and family and would 100% recommend it to you on here.

Have you ever tried a Acne Patch? Would this be something you'd try?


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Thursday, 23 August 2018

Skin79 Calming And Soothing Care For Angry Cat Animal Mask

"Soothe, moisturise and purify with Calming And Soothing Care For Angry Cat Animal Mask. With a full cat print, apply the sheet mask directly on the face to calm and clear pores for a hydrated, blemish-free complexion." - Beauty Bay Website

Pros

- Hydrating.
- Calming. 
- Soothing.
- Reduces redness.
- Doesn't irritate.
- Smell lovely.
- Isn't oversized.
- Good sized variety.

Cons

- None!

This was another face mask I was gifted at Christmas and I love these animal / character masks with the face print on them. Not only do they work well but they're fun for sleepovers, young teens getting into skincare and something different than a white sheet. Skin79 use a lot of natural extracts in their products and for me that has done wonders to my skin. Since using Korean Skincare products I've seen such a boost and this mask in particular gives me a massive radiance boost in battling my redness. I'd recommend looking into this brand 100% not only for their masks but for other skincare products. This mask range has a good variety so there is something for everyone.


What are your thoughts on Skin79 products? Would you try this Face Mask?

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Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Koelf Pearl Shea Butter Hydro Gel Eye Patch 

"These hydro gel eye patches are formulated with pearl powder and shea butter, which not only sound super luxe, but have the added benefit of rejuvenating and moisturising the under-eye area. Pearl contains over 20 types of minerals and amino acids for bright, glowing skin, while shea butter provides rich moisture to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Visibly reduces the look of puffiness, dark circles & fine lines to reveal a firmer, smoother, softer, brighter under eye area in just 20-30 minutes. Anti-ageing, moisturising, soothing and one of the most glam skin treatments you can enjoy from the comfort of your sofa - what's not to love?" - Amazon Website

Pros

- Calming.
- Moisturising.
- Nourishing.
- Refreshing.
- Helps combat puffy eyes.
- Don't slip down the face.
- Smell really nice.

Cons

- Takes longer to see results than the other hydrogel patches in the brand.

I brought these alongside the Bulgarian Ruby ones and I am just as impressed. These have similar qualities but they are a lot thicker in consistency and feel more cooler and calming to the skin. These are my go to in the morning when I haven't slept well or have irritated puffy eyes and I would recommend these to people with puffy under eyes. Although it takes around 10 days to see the results, they do work well and the benefits are worth the wait. Like the Ruby ones you can usually find them on a good offer on YesStyle.


Do you prefer these to the Bulgarian Rose ones? Would this be beneficial to you?

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Tuesday, 21 August 2018


Koelf Ruby Bulgarian Rose Hydro Gel Eye Patch 

"A hydro-gel type eye patch treatment that contains Damask Rose Flower Water from Bulgaria which is rich in vitamins. Helps lighten dull or darkened eye area skin. Blended with Hyaluronic Acid to intensely hydrate skin, visibly reduces the look of puffiness, dark circles & fine lines. Loaded with Ruby Powder for rejuvenating benefits. Reveals a softer, smoother, clearer, more vibrant & translucent eye area." - Amazon Website

Pros

- Hydrating.
- Soothing.
- Awakening.
- Great value for money.

- Month's supply in each pack.
- Comes with a spatula to help separate them.
- They don't slip down your face.

Cons

- None!
I've been using these a few times a week rather than daily and I'm still seeing amazing benefits fast. For around £9 a pack it may seem a little steep but you are getting 30 uses compared to two packs of one set eye patches from other brands for £8. I had heard many benefits from using ingredients like hyaluronic acid and gold but never ruby, so I was intrigued to see what it would offer. The skin under my eyes has never felt better, it's hydrated, smooth, vibrant and a lot softer. I 100% recommend these to anyone and everyone, I always get the best price on YesStyle.
Are you a fan of under eye patches? Would you try these by Koelf?


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Monday, 20 August 2018

Holika Holika Pure Essence Face Mask 

"Reducing inflammation, Pure Essence Mask Sheet Cucumber soothes sensitive skin. Soaked with moisture, the thin mask increases skin's elasticity, heals small scars and prevents the appearance of wrinkles for a healthy, youthful complexion." - Beauty Bay Website

Pros

- Hydrating.
- Soothing.
- Reduces inflammation.
- Reduces redness.
- The mask itself isn't too big for the face.
- Easy to unfold.
- Doesn't rip.

Cons

- Eye & mouth holes are a little on the small side.

I am on the fence about this mask because the mouth and eye holes are too small for my face. I love the qualities of the mask and how it makes my skin feel but I don't want to make a mess by making the eye holes bigger. The mouth I can live with as it hydrates and soothes my lips but every time I blink I catch the corner of the mask, the serum drip into the corner of my eyes and is overall unpleasant. There are other cucumber masks by Holika Holika that I'll be giving a try in the hopes the eye and mouth holes are big enough for me, but if you don't have huge eyes like me I'd give this a go. 


Is cucumber a favourite mask of yours? or Do you feel overwhelmed by the amount of face masks there are? 

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Sunday, 19 August 2018

Tony Moly Strawberry Seed 3 Step Nose Pack

This 3-step blackhead-removing strip helps to remove blackheads and purify pores, leaving them clean and smooth. This is a good step to add to your skincare routine that helps maintain blackhead-free, clear skin. - Beauty & Seoul Website

Pros

- Affordable.
- Works really well.
- Got rid of black & white heads.
- Left nose clear and smooth.
- Smells lovely.

Cons

- Can be quite difficult to get hold of as they are so popular.

I was initially very confused by the term strawberry nose when going through reviews for this item. For people who get a lot of build up on their nose, it can feel like little small bumps like when running your fingers over the outside of a strawberry. Tony Moly have created the perfect product for that issue and although I don't have a strawberry nose like some I found this very beneficial. I would recommend this to those if they have a lot of congestion, not necessarily because they have so much it causes a bumpy service but this really gets deep into the pores and the strip, although a little painful, does the same. Loved the results after using this product.



Are you a fan of Tony Moly products? 

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Saturday, 18 August 2018

Holika Holika Pig Nose Clear Blackhead 3 Step Kit

"Treating and protecting, Pig Nose Clear Blackhead 3-Step Kit removes blackheads gently and safely. With three disposable nose strips, open pores, remove impurities and close again for maximum results and future prevention." - Beauty Bay Website

Pros

- Easy to follow / use.
- Pulls out white & black heads.
- Step three minimises the pores and leaves the skin soft and smooth.
- Affordable.
- Not messy.
- Comes in a second style where no water is needed for step two.

Cons

- Would love the second step (nose strip) to be a little more flexible so it sits in the corners of the nose.

If you are a beginner to pore strips I would 100% recommend this. It is a 3 step kit meaning it takes a little more time than a solo use pore strip but you get better results. Unlike the one use pore strips this preps and nurtures the skin so you don't end up damaging the skin and this one by Holika Holika, will actually peel away the black heads, whiteheads and dead skin and not just take away a layer of skin from the nose. I am so impressed with this and love that it comes in a no water needed strip for on the go!

Are you a nose strip person? Would you give this one a try?

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Friday, 17 August 2018

Etude House Collagen Eye Patch

"A hypoallergenic hydrating and intensifying elasticity eye sheet soaked with collagen essence made of natural fibre and botanical's. Hydrates & intensifies elasticity of skin around eyes like baby's skin. Brighten's and care's darkened eyes with essence containing collagen and vitamin. Tightens skin around eyes by intensifying sheet made of especial natural fibre." - Etude House Website

Pros

- Affordable.
- Brighten.
- Moisturise.
- Don't slip down your face.
- Smooth under eye area.
- Leaves skin soft.
- Lovely smell.

Cons

- None!

I actually got a set of these as a freebie in my order from Yes Style and I've ordered them a few times since. Collagen products are great for elasticity and I feel like I need that under my eyes more than anywhere else on the face. They are a lot more affordable than the previous under eye patches I reviewed. I actually don't think I have ever paid more then £2 for a pack, but I would still love to see them packaged as a multi-pack product. My under eyes are noticeably a lot brighter, smoother and softer. I have used various products over the past year for the under eye area and for me this showed results faster over everything else I used. I've also noticed that by placing them a little higher on the side, the area where my crows feet would start to develop has become a lot more hydrated. Such a bonus! 



What do you think of collagen products? Do you think these would benefit you?

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