Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask

This mask is one of those products which gets rave reviews so of course I had to try it out. It’s formulated with some sort of mineral which comes from the solidified lava of volcanic eruptions on Jeju island in South Korea, said to be highly effective at absorbing excess oil and clearing out pores. The mask is good value for money- it costs about £8-£9 but it comes in a very generously Continue reading

Holika Holika Dazzling Sunshine Make Up Sun Cream

SPF 45 PA+++

Summer may be fast diminishing in England but I’m travelling in Europe at the moment and it’s still sunny enough that I need a high SPF! Of course, you should really use sun protection on daily basis, regardless of the weather. I’ve been using this sun cream for a few months now and it has both positive and negative features. I like that it offers broad spectrum protection from both  Continue reading

Etude House I Need You Lemon Face Mask

This sheet mask is part of the ‘I Need You’ range from Étude House, a huge collection of 20 different varieties for all types of skin needs. I picked the lemon version as it sounded refreshing, it contains vitamin C, and the properties of lemon are known to brighten up the skin tone. It works much the same as every facial sheet mask: each packet contains one use, you Continue reading

Lioele Dr Ampoule Pore Clean & Tighten Serum

The Pore Clean & Tighten serum is one of two products in the Dr Ampoule range by Lioele, the other being the Super Moisture Hyaluronic Acid serum intended for night use to plump up the skin. This product is designed for use during the day, to help control sebum production using zinc and witch hazel, and to reduce pore size. The description from Lioele says it can be used, Continue reading

Tony Moly Tomatox Magic Massage Pack

This face mask from Tony Moly is said to whiten and brighten the skin using tomato-extracted ingredients- as you can tell from the super cute packaging in the shape of a tomato! The little jar comes with 80g of a thick, white, product; similar in consistency and function to the Mario Badescu Whitening Mask, if you’ve tried that. It comes with a little spatula too for hygienic Continue reading

Innisfree Green Tea Mineral Mist

This product is one of many in innisfree’s Green Tea skincare range, and is available in several different sizes. I love using face mists and setting sprays for taking away the powdery look that freshly-applied make-up can sometimes leave, for increasing the durability of make-up, or simply to refresh my face in the summertime. This face mist is said to be formulated Continue reading

Tony Moly Mini Peach Lip Balm

Ok, let’s just start by acknowledging that this is the most adorable little fruit in the world. This tiny peach is one of three fruit-shaped lip balms from Tony Moly, the others being a cherry and a blueberry, and if the peach one is anything to go by then each will have a definite scent of the fruit it represents. It smells lovely, just like peach flavour sweets, and is a sheer Continue reading

The Skin House UV Protection Sun Block

SPF 50

This is the first product I’ve tried from The Skin House and it has made me want to try more! With summer approaching, I was looking for a high-SPF sun cream especially for the face that I could use on a daily basis. Usually I use the Clinique Super City Block (SPF 40) which I love, but I wanted to find a cheaper alternative and this cost a third of the price- about £6 as opposed to Continue reading

Tony Moly AC Control Toner & Moisturiser

These are two of the original products which got me into Korean skincare. I tried a sample of them both on the plane from Hong Kong to London not really knowing what they were, and as soon as I landed and realised that somehow my skin actually looked better than before the 12 hour flight I knew I had to buy them in full-size. Part of the AC Control range, this toner and Continue reading