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Christmas 2015 Wishlist : 100% Korean Cosmetics !

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Decidedly no one can escape from the “Christmas Wishlist” craze. Everyone asks us what do we wish for and sometimes we find out that we have absolutely no idea of what we want. Personally… That’s not my case at all hahaha ! I’m an eternal shopaholic unable to save any money…Even if I have to admit that I calmed myself down a little bit on asian cosmetics since I already tons of them all around my house. ( I could write one post a week during two years with all the products that lay down everywhere … *escape to hide myself* )

My life as a “beauty blogger” allows me to be aware of the release of almost all the new products (or not) and because of that… Well, I always have a little memo laying around the corner with a list composed of a billion of futile products to buy.
While making my own wishlist, I realized that it contains exclusively Korean skincare and not a single make-up item. Well that’s not so bad after all. So now let’s get started with my wishlist in details !

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1. PRIMARY RAW – DOYOU AZULENE GEL CREAM

This brand just poped out on the Internet especially thanks to Glow Recipe ; and I already fell for it even if I still haven’t got a chance to test it out ! I’m a big fan of “moisturizing gels” which are, to me, way lighter and fresher on my combination skin. I already tested out the “Chia Seed Cream” from The Face Shop and “Aqua March” from Holika Holika and both of them completely satisfied me!
This one is a gel composed of bamboo sap and azulene which are distilled in camomilla flowers’ steam. I’m pretty interested by the vitamins pearls that seems to feel great on the skin. Moreover, the packaging is litterally to die for. Did I said ” To die for” ? Well so as the price… Almost $50 …

2. SON&PARK – BEAUTY WATER

Don’t ask me why but this brand intrigue me! Their packagings are so minimalist that their products seems very classy and the brand got an award on Soko Glam that’s all I need to add it. Once again we are speaking of a product a little bit on the pricey side since it’s around $30 : Quite pricey for a beauty water! It takes the pledge to purify, exfoliate and gently moisturize ; a sort of multi-task product that would replace your toner, scrub and emulsion. It’s perfect for all skin types; with a PH of 5 that will balance your skin after you rince it off.

3. BLITHE – PRESSED SERUM CRYSTAL ICEPLANT

If you never heard of this brand (yet) it’s completely normal. It’ a freshly made new brand that we are lucky enough to already be able to find on Peaux D’Anges! I have the “Green Tea Splash Mask” which will be reviewed here very soon but this ” Pressed Serum ” attracts me a lot and has a great packaging. It seems to be a 2 in 1 “cream/serum”. A good excuse to put it in your shopping bag asap.

4. SUM37° – MIRACLE ROSE CLEANSING STICK

I’m cheating a little bit here… since I already have it! But as I said earlier; I have a billion of products that wait for me to fully try them out and this is one of them. I put it in my wishlist so you can put it in yours as well hehe ! #Temptation
I’m pretty sure that all of you guys know about this miraculous cleanser stick which is made of real rose petals that fermented for 365 days at precisely 37°C (and it has been named after that). I think that this product is very poetic ; a real jewel. How can we resist?

5. BANILA CO – CLEAN IT ZERO

I think everyone already saw this cleansing balm everywhere and I feel a little bit left out since I didn’t tried it out myself. #sheep. Nah seriously ; till now I was only swearing about my Rose cleansing oil from Re:cipe, but cleansing balms are really nice to use and get off your make-up just as well even if it’s waterproof.
You take a small amount off the balm on your hands , that turns into oil as you warm it a little bit. I choosed the Resveratrol version (what an easy name) that is less well-known compare to the classic one since it is made especially for combination to oily skin types! At the moment, I’m testing out the “Absolux ” balm from UNT which is also a great product ! :3

6. LANEIGE – LIP SLEEPING MASK

This is clearly Laura’s fault! I HATE YOU. Look how she sells it to me… I was literally forced to buy it so as one of my friend. An effective review, I can tell. It moisturizes, nourishes and plumps your lips, and also gently exfoliates them during the night – so much that you wake up with a perfect smile. Definitely a big YES for me ! Moreover, I actually already ordered it. Oopsie. <3

7. KLAIRS – FRESHLY JUICED VITAMIN C SERUM

I’m really a compulsive buyer since I already own the OST Vitamin C ultra concentrated serum that hasn’t been opened (yet) in my drawer… But I love Klairs and especially the store Wishtrend. The packaging got me a first sight ; but for the moment I’m just keeping an eye on it with all the good reviews I can read on this product. Vitamin C contains antioxydents actives, that fight against wrinkles and is also a great helper to heal your skin. Well, the perfect type of product for my combination and proacne skin type.

8. RE:CIPE – SLOWGANIC CLEANSER LEMON

I LOVE this brand since the very beginning ! After I fell for it’s real rose petals cleansing oil, I really want to try this lemon cleanser with 98% natural composition… The texture seems so intriguing and I really want to know if it’s worth the hype. **
You can buy it on Peaux D’Anges for €17.90.

9. NEOGEN – BIO PEEL GAUZE PEELING WINE

Once again, an innovative brand that I really want to introduce on the blog… But due to the price, it will not be for anytime soon! This product is very “high tech” and it also got an award on Soko Glam, so I trust it all.
Almost $30 for 30 cotton pads soaked in naturally fermented red wine that will helps to exfoliate your skin. It’s also a powerfull antioxydent thanks to the resveratrol that it contains.

10. NEOGEN – CODE 9 LEMON GREEN CAVIAR ESSENCE & TOX TIGHTENING PACK KIT

And finally, a product from the same brand since these little cottons pads caught my eyes out of curiosity… Lemon, Caviar and Vitamin C that are included in this serum that you are supposed to pour on these 3-layers cotton pads. It’s made to tighten pores, fight against spots & scars and brighten your facial complexion. I really want to test that out!

Did you  already know all the brands I spoke about? What is THE product that you want to get for Christmas ?

Avec la participation d’Alexandrine B. pour la traduction -merci !

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Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish BB : Worth a try ?

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I’m back with a new product to introduce to you, even if the brand might already be familiar to you through my last blogpost about the Rich Moist Soothing line.
Today, I’m going to write about a very promising BB cream, which is already quite popular among beauty blogs since it seems to be amazing.

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This BB cream promises to :

  • Adapt to the complexion: 3/5

If there is one thing that completely frustrates me in this cool product is its UNIQUE shade. Why Klairs, WHY ? The pigmentation is still very present, but I believe that their “smart color system” was a risky bet : It is slightly too clear to me. Nothing dramatic, but I have to be objective and that point is not really respected in my opinion, imagining that it won’t fit the lightest and darkest complexions.

  • To adapt to all skin types (dry to oily, through sensitive and acne-prone): 4/5

I only have one skin so it seems a bit tricky to answer for them all, but having read my girls with very dry skin who have enjoyed this, my combination skin liked it too ! Note that this is a non-comedogenic product (which does NOT cause nor stimulate acne) which is absolutely not negligible for me.
Concerning its promise of controlling sebum… it’s not very disappointing but not great though: My T-zone is shiny by the end of the day, but once again it’s not dramatic compared to other general products. It has a dewy finish, so I think it’s still doing its job well that can not be compared with mattifying products.

  • To brighten the complexion: 5/5

We really can’t say it doesn’t: No grayish neutral sub-tone out there, this BB is very brightening. A picture is worth 1000 words.

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I enjoyed this BB, but I still am a bit disappointed because I would have liked a small variation of shades for my girls (since it fits me pretty well), and a cushion version, oh yes !! (I will email them, seriously. haha)
The fact that it is non-comedogenic makes me want to advise it to all acne-prone skins. It won’t to cure acne, but you can doll yourself up with this product : This is already a good point, and a very good reason to stop foundations!
Note that it also has anti-wrinkle agents (yes, it doesn’t hurt anyone, even teens. haha) And a good sun protection (SPF40 PA ++).

[SU_SPOILER TITLE=”Ingredients List”]WATER, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, BETAINE, CETYL ETHYLHEXANOATE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, NIACINAMIDE, POLYSORBATE 60, DIMETHICONE, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, ZINC OXIDE, YELLOW OXIDE OF IRON, ISOAMYL P-METHOXYCINNAMATE, DIETHYLAMINO HYDROXYBENZOYL HEXYL BENZOATE, BENTONITE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, SILICA, RED OXIDE OF IRON, BIS-ETHYLHEXYLOXYPHENOL METHOXYPHENYL TRIAZINE, STEARIC ACID, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, CHLORPHENESIN, TALC, BLACK OXIDE OF IRON, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, FRAGRANCE, CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT, SODIUM HYALURONATE, GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT, PORTULACA OLERACEA EXTRACT, PIPER METHYSTICUM LEAF/ROOT/STEM EXTRACT, ALLANTOIN, ADENOSINE, SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE, LINUM USITATISSIMUM (LINSEED) SEED EXTRACT, HIBISCUS ESCULENTUS FRUIT EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, ARCTIUM LAPPA ROOT EXTRACT, HIBISCUS MUTABILIS FLOWER EXTRACT, CORCHORUS OLITORIUS LEAF EXTRACT, METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE[/SU_SPOILER]

Still, I find it a bit pricy : I think the brand should review it downwards. This is still a good investment in my opinion, it is far below western luxury complexion products, which however has a quite good ingredients list.

This BB cream really suits all skin types. Ultimately, it is a successful bet for Klairs!

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Klairs Rich Moist, my cocooning friend

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October just started and the summer warmness seems to be definitively gone. No more fresh and light skincare routines, hello intense moisturizing and nutrition!

Every year, I try to find the golden mean for my combination and troubled skin (dilated pores, small acne, redness, etc.). Last winter I felt for for theSteam Cream from Sea Tree-that I still like-, and this year my partner will go by the pretty name of Dear Klairs.

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Since 2009, Dear Klairs (or just Klairs) remains true to itself. Cruelty-free but not eco-friendly though, It’s a sober yet chic brand with a single flagship line: the « Rich Moist Soothing » one. La mode se démode, concepts and trends change. But according to Klairs, the skin will always need the same thing: Moisturing and soothing.

With essential ingredients for a healthy, balanced skin as hyaluronic acid and beta glucan, the Rich Moist line targets all skin types : Dry, combination, oily, sensitive, or reactive skin. All skin types need hydration and Klairs understood us by creating an ultra smooth line for skins that need to be comforted with the winter coming.

This is a quite small yet well-known Korean brand that has nothing to envy to K-beauty giants. It is produced and redistributed almost exclusively by the firm WISHCOMPANY and their e-shop WISHTREND (coucou Marie-Anne. ♡)

The great «  Rich Moist Soothing » line

At first, I was skeptical when I got to know this line. Not that I thought it was bad for my skin -on the contrary: although Klairs is not organic and eco-friendly, the ingredients are still pretty good-, it’s just that I always aim at oil-controlling and keeping my acne faaaaar from me, especially when I tried to not end up like a frying pan all summer. So « rich » products immediately inspire me a useless nutrition/sebum food.

Set aside my prejudices, I finally fully understood the title : Rich. Moist. MOIST. RICH-MOIST. So, it changes everything right ? As soon as weather is getting cold, I don’t drink a lot of water and my skin is almost yelling at me, constantly dehydrated. Seeing this intense moisturizing line that seemed suitable for all skin types makes me want to give it a try and here’s my review.

Supple Preparation Facial Toner

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Let’s say it : This toner is the smoothest I have ever met. It looks like an essence ! Though it finishes cleaning up my face, purifies and moisturizes at one point we almost forget for the rest of the skincare routine… Toners are known to be drying as hell, even my combination skin if I leave it alone for like 2 minutes. 

This is however a real treat. It balances the pH of the skin, which allows the rest of the routine to be more effective.

ingredients list
Water, Butylene Glycol, Dimethyl Sulfone, Betaine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Natto Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium EDTA, Centella Asiatica Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Chlorphenesin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carbomer, Panthenol, Arginine, Luffa Cylindrica Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract, Beta-Glucan, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Fragrance, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Lysine HCL, Proline, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Acetyl Methionine, Theanine, Retinyl Palmitate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Copper Tripeptide-1

In this toner, key ingredients are the amino acid (anti-inflammatory), phyto-oligo (great hydration) and Centella Asiatica for its regenerative and healing properties.

So YES it’s true : when it comes to combination/oily skin, we tend to turn to much more acidic, drying toners. But tugging your skin in winter (oh it’s not winter yet?) is really the worst thing to do: It will turn very sensitive and dry… So I believe that this toner is really suitable for all skin types. Use it as much as you want !

Get it on WISHTREND for $ 21,99

Rich Moist Soothing Serum

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Here is another product for all skin types, but significantly more targeted for dry skins which need extra moisture. Remember : Even oily skins need moisture as bodies need water. Including an extra moisturizing serum into your routine will never ever be bad for your skin !

It is a transparent and odorless serum that blends very well into the skin. The finish is quite sticky when you pat it, but not for so long. You may think I’m a weirdo, but I like the stick side. Makes me pat longer. ;p

ingredients list
Water, Sodium hyaluronate, Butylene glycol, Peg-60 hydrogenated castor oil, Dimethyl sulfone, Betaine, Natto gum, Disodium edta, Centella asiatica extract, Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, Carbomer, Arginine, Lysine hcl, Proline, Sodium ascorbyl phosphate, Acetyl methionine, Theanine, Chlorphenesin, Tocopheryl acetate, Illicium verum(anise) fruit extract, Citrus paradisi(grapefruit) fruit extract, Nelumbium speciosum flower extract, Paeonia suffruticosa root extract, Scutellaria baicalensis root extract, Panthenol, Luffa cylindrica fruit/leaf/stem extract, Beta-glucan, Althaea rosea flower extract, Aloe barbadensis leaf extract, Perfume, Portulaca oleracea extract, Apium graveolens (celery) extract, Brassica oleracea capitata (cabbage) leaf extract, Brassica oleracea italica (broccoli) extract, Brassica rapa (turnip) leaf extract, Daucus carota sativa (carrot) root extract, Oryza sativa (rice) bran extract, Solanum lycopersicum (tomato) fruit/leaf/stem extract

Let’s note once again the key moisturizing ingredients, which deeply protect your skin. When I used this serum, I was unconsciously reassured because my skin was actually very well moisturized.

Get it on WISHTREND for $ 22,99

Rich Moist Soothing Cream

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If I could give one good point to my summer skincare routine, it is the moisturizing gels: Watery and much lighter than creams, I feel that my skin is breathing while having its daily moisture. Creams are often too rich for me, sometimes I’d like to finish my routine with serum / emulsion / eye cream and nothing else..

This small pot promises to seal the natural moisture of the skin as well as the one that you have lavished in the rest of the routine… This cream immediately moisturizes the skin, on the short and the long term.

Keep it by your side from October to March, and your skin will be thankful !

ingredients list
Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glyceryl Stearate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Bees Wax, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Stearic Acid, Petrolatum, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Beta-Glucan, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, PEG-100 Stearate, Ceramide 3, Sorbitan Stearate, Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carbomer, Arginine, Illicium Verum(Anise) Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi(Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, hlorphenesin, Disodium Adenosine Triphosphate, Algin, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Citric Acid, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Natto Gum, Centella Asiatica Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Disodium EDTA, Apium, Graveolens (Celery) Extract, Brassica Oleracea Capitata (Cabbage) Leaf Extract, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Brassica Rapa (Turnip) Leaf Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract Lysine HCL, Proline, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Acetyl Methionine, Theanine

Get it on WISHTREND for $ 23,99

This is a line that clearly targets dry and dehydrated skin, BUT it’s still formulated so that all skin types can enjoy its benefits.

I’ll say it once more : I have combination to oily troubled skin (more I say, the more I find that it’s really not a gift from God…), but my skin has greatly appreciated this line: It’s plumped, moisturized and full of vitality ! It just does not treat blemishes, so I like to alternate between this line and a more acne-focused routine, or even a bit of both depending on the day and mood.

PROMO CODE: Enter the code 017338409 when you subscribe and receive a $5 voucher !

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Congratulations, and thank you for that must-have line, Klairs!

Now, I want to get, try and review the cleansing line that seems to target more combination to oily skin… Ambitious !

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