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  • Topicals Slather Body Serum (My Experience, Pros & Cons, Is It Good?)

    When I was a kid my calcium deficiency made me extremely clumsy. If you add to that the fact that I loved to play outdoors, you have the perfect recipe for scarred legs. Throw in my unending struggle with strawberry legs (keratosis pilaris) and you understand that body care is something I do not joke with, and I am on a quest for the best products to cater to these concerns. This leads us to a product review of the day, the Topicals Slather Body Serum. My Experience With The Topicals Slather Body Serum A couple of months ago I was gifted this gorgeous body serum by Topicals which I was looking forward to testing…until I took a look at the ingredient list and spotted lactic acid (I am allergic). Did I feel like breaking down into tears? Yes, but also did I go ahead to try the product? Again yes! I thought it was going to be one of those things where I wouldn’t react too strongly to lactic acid, but sadly I could not get past a week of use because my legs and arms just got so itchy and red. PS: By the way, This is why it is recommended to patch-test skincare products before use. However, I still wanted to share my experience with you guys in case you are experiencing a similar reaction and are in panic mode. This does not mean that the slather serum is a bad product, just that allergies are a bitch. I used it for seven nights after my shower and before my body lotion, and I liked the fact that it was easily absorbed into the skin and had a nice feel. It contains retinol which is great for strawberry skin, and in the short time of use, I noticed the parts of my skin prone to KP begin to soften. In all, I think this product is a promising one allergy aside, and worth a try. My Pros and Cons What Is The Slather Body Serum From Topicals? Slather by Topicals is an exfoliating body serum designed for bumpy and rough skin texture. It is suitable for removing dead skin cells, keratosis pilaris bumps, or rough and dry skin patches with a combination of AHAs, retinol and squalane. Ingredients in this Body Serum Retinol: The Topicals Slather Body serum contains encapsulated highly active retinol at a low concentration suitable for daily use. By encouraging the growth of new skin cells, retinol helps to reveal smoother, brighter, and more youthful-looking skin. Squalane: Squalane is a lightweight and non-greasy moisturizing ingredient that stimulates the skin’s natural sebum. In the Body Serum Slather, squalane serves as an emollient that helps to hydrate and soften the skin without clogging pores. It forms a protective barrier on the skin's surface, locking in moisture and preventing moisture loss. With its antioxidant properties, squalane also helps to protect the skin from environmental damage and free radicals, promoting overall skin health and resilience. AHAs: The Slather Body serum contains both glycolic acid and lactic acid, which gently exfoliate the skin, promoting cell turnover, improving texture and fading hyperpigmentation. These exfoliants work by dissolving the bonds between dead skin cells, revealing smoother and brighter skin underneath. Lactic has the added benefit of hydrating the by drawing moisture into the skin, enhancing its hydration levels and preventing dryness. By combining exfoliation with hydration, lactic acid promotes softer, smoother, and more radiant skin. Urea: Urea is a naturally occurring compound found in the skin that helps to maintain hydration levels and regulate moisture balance. In the Slather body serum, urea acts as a humectant, attracting moisture to the skin and preventing dryness. It also has exfoliating properties, helping to soften rough patches and smooth the skin's surface. Additionally, urea has been shown to strengthen the skin's barrier function, making it more resilient to environmental stressors. Overall, urea contributes to softer, smoother, and more supple skin. How To Use The Slather Body Serum? This product is best used at night after a warm shower on damp skin. Slather can be used in the day, however, it is imperative to apply SPF if your skin will be exposed to the sun. Slather can be used on all parts of the body but not on the face. This product can be used as a serum or a body moisturizer. I have very dry skin so using it as a standalone moisturizer wasn’t possible. However, you can try and so if it works for you. Benefits and Drawbacks of this Body Serum To help you decide if this is a product for you, here’s a list of benefits and drawbacks of using the slather Benefits Gently exfoliates rough and bumpy skin to reveal smoother and brighter skin Also, it contains hydrating ingredients like urea, squalane, and lactic acid to reduce the risk of irritation It can be used daily because it contains encapsulated retinol which allows for an effective delivery of retinol in low concentrations. Comes in a squeeze tube for easy dispensing and storing. It can be used both as a serum or moisturizer. Drawbacks It contains potent ingredients that may trigger side effects like dryness or redness. It can cause allergic reactions so make sure to read the ingredient list before you purchase/use. It can not be paired with other products containing retinol or exfoliants for risk of irritation. Final Thoughts Although I had an allergic reaction and couldn’t use the Slather body serum for a more in-depth review, I do think this is a great product. Where To Buy The Topicals Slather Body Serum FAQs Is The Topicals Slather Body Serum Good? Yes, based on the product review this body serum is good for skin exfoliation and helps get rid of rough, bumpy and strawberry skin. Can I Use The Topicals Slather Body Serum Everyday? If your skin tolerates it, yes, you should be able to use the Slather serum daily. Start using it every other day until your skin can get used to it.

  • Heimish All Clean Balm Review | Weirdskin

    Cleansing balms are one of those things that you do not know you need until you try one. What I love most about them is their conditioning (smoothening) on the skin. With so many options on the market, finding a great one can be tricky, but after trying the Heimish All Clean Balm, I can confirm its cult-favourite status. It truly is one of the best cleansing balms I have ever used and, I’ll be sharing with you what exactly makes it so special. My Experience with the All Clean Balm from Heimish When shopping for a cleansing balm what is most important for me is finding a product that effortlessly takes off makeup, isn’t a pain to rinse off, and does not clog my pores. So this is what I was looking for in the Heimish All Clean Balm, and I am happy to say it checked all the boxes. Everything from the packaging in a solid round container with a cute little spoon to easily scoop out the product, to the subtle mandarin scent was so pleasant. This solid balm nicely melts into the skin and picks up every oil-based substance and impurity present on the skin (yes! Even waterproof mascara.). The texture feels nice on the skin with no grittiness and emulsifies into a nice milky texture. I tested it on my full coverage Estée Lauder Double wear foundation, and it took it off in one go with a little scoop. A little amount of product goes a long way, and you do not need to harshly rub your eyes to take off mascara, eye shadow, or eyeliner. This cleanser will last you forever, so if you wear makeup or sunscreen often, it is equally budget-friendly. I started using mine consistently, at least 5x a week in August 2023 and by December 2023 (I switched to something else for review purposes), my jar was just about ¼ gone. That gives you an idea of how long it can last. The rinse-off is very easy and once in contact with water, the balm turns into a light milky lotion. It rinses off without any greasy residue on the skin. Overall using this product makes double cleansing an easy and pleasing process. My Pros and Cons Ingredients in this All Clean Balm This cleansing balm combines a lot of emollients and gentle surfactants to deliver a pleasant cleansing experience. Notably, Ethylhexyl Palmitate and Cetyl Ethylhexanoate give a silky feel to the skin, while PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate allows for a mild cleanse that does not leave the skin dry. This cleansing balm also blends several oils and plant extracts, which have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal properties. They include: Lavender oil Chinaberry extract Turmeric root extract Bitter Orange Essential Oil Chamomile leaf extract How Does This Heimish All Clean Balm Work? Use this balm as the first cleanse in a double cleansing routine. With the spoon scoop a little amount and warm it between your palms until it melts. This should take a couple of seconds, after which you apply it on your face and clean it for 30 seconds. Rinse off with lukewarm water and follow with a water-based cleanser. Benefits And Drawbacks Of This Cleanser Here is a list of the benefits and drawbacks of the Heimish All Clean Balm Benefits Effectively cleanses makeup and sunscreen It is an affordable balm and lasts a long while It does not clog pores and is acne-safe It comes in functional and practical packaging Drawbacks When travelling you want to be careful not to be exposed to heat as the product might melt and pour into your bags. Contains fragrance and essential oils which may be irritating to some people. Where to Buy the Heimish’s All Clean Balm HEIMISH All Clean Balm Mandarin 120g- Amazon $18 HEIMISH All Clean Balm 120g- Amazon $17 FAQs Is the Heimish’s All Clean Balm Good? This cleansing balm is a good cleansing product for all skin types What does the Heimish’s All Clean Balm do? It cleanses impurities, makeup and sunscreen from the skin. Is the Heimish’s All Clean Balm Good for Sensitive Skin? It may be irritating to skin that is sensitive to fragrance and essential oils. However, it is generally safe. Make sure to patch test before use.

  • The Skin House Wrinkle Supreme Serum Review

    Wrinkles have to be a woman’s fiercest enemy when it concerns beauty and given the state of our environment, delaying the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles gets even harder. It is no surprise that anti-ageing products make up a huge part of the beauty market. Just like you, I am not indifferent to ageing and if I can remedy or at least slow down the process you bet I will. This leads us to the  Skin House Wrinkle Supreme serum, an anti-ageing serum that claims to smooth out micro-wrinkles. I tried this promising product and here is my honest review. My Experience with Wrinkle Supreme Serum from The Skinhouse I received this serum from Yesstyle and had never heard of it or the brand and did not really know what to expect, but eventually, I was pleasantly surprised. For context, because of my dry skin, I tend to have deep smile lines and forehead wrinkles, so I was looking forward to seeing improvements after using the serum. It comes in a 50ml pressure pump ombre red and black bottle and looks pretty luxurious. The first thing to note is this product is, it is very hydrating, and it makes my skin more plump and nourished. The blend of antioxidant and hydrating actives in this serum helped plump up my skin and make it more firm. The star ingredients are red ginseng, adenosine and 9 plant mushroom extracts that have multiple skin benefits from anti-ageing, and anti-inflammatory, to hydrating. Results Regarding its claims to fade wrinkles, I will say it did not completely get rid of my dynamic wrinkles, I noticed a slight improvement, especially on my forehead. What however was noticeable was the increase in my skin’s hydration and plumpness. I used it for 3 months mainly as a hydrating serum and the effects were pleasant. In addition to it being hydrating, it also had a soothing effect and calmed redness on my skin which I was experiencing at the time due to starting the Topicals Faded Serum to treat hyperpigmentation. To be fair, 3 months of use is not enough to get a dramatic change, but I extremely enjoyed using this serum. My Pros and Cons What is The Skin House Wrinkle Supreme Serum Let's take a more in-depth look at the Skinhouse Wrinkle Supreme serum and what makes it stand out. This anti-ageing serum combines the action of multiple actives to get rid of wrinkles by boosting collagen production in the skin. Ingredients in the Wrinkle Supreme Serum Adenosine: Adenosine is a bio-organic compound that is naturally present in our skin. Not only is involved in various vital biochemical processes in the skin, but also makes up parts of our DNA and RNA. It has been proven to stimulate collagen and elastin production in the skin resulting in firming, more elastic and plumper skin. It equally has soothing properties that calm irritated and sensitive skin. Red Ginseng: Red ginseng equally is known to have anti-ageing benefits notably reducing wrinkles and offering protection against UV radiation-induced skin damage. It works by stimulating the production of type 1 collagen in the skin. It equally has anti-inflammatory properties that help and support the skin's immune response to skin irritations. Mushroom extracts: This serum blends the power of 9  different mushrooms popular used in Asian medicine that all have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties for the skin. These include reishi mushroom, black hoof, maitake mushroom, pine mushroom,  turkey tail mushroom extract, sarcodon aspratus extract, fomes officinalis (mushroom) extract,chaga mushroom, and agaricus blazei mushroom extract. How does this Wrinkle Supreme Serum work? As a serum with a rather lightweight texture, the Skinhouse Wrinkle Supreme serum is to be applied after cleansing and toning the skin. It can be used twice a day and before other oil-based serums. It is best to apply it on damp skin because, in addition to containing antioxidants, it equally contains sodium hyaluronate. Benefits It is a budget-friendly anti-ageing serum that will last at least 3 months.​​ It contains researched-backed ingredients and even tho it won’t transform your skin overnight, long-term use will deliver acceptable improvements on wrinkles and as a bonus hydrated and plump skin in general. Drawbacks I am not a huge fan of the scent which is a sort of strong floral odor. If you are sensitive to fragrance this might be a problem. However, it should be fine for most people. Final Thoughts If I was to rate this serum on ten I would give it a 6/10 as an anti-ageing serum. I consider it more of a hydrating serum because it performed more in that regard and based on that  I’ll rate it 7/10 Where to Buy The Skinhouse Wrinkle Supreme Serum YesStyle - CAD24.56 Amazon - $18 FAQs How Do You Use The Skinhouse Wrinkle Supreme Serum? Use this serum morning and night on damp skin after cleansing and toning and before any oil-based serum and follow with your moisturizer.

  • SKIN1004’s Hyalu-Cica Water-fit Sun Serum Review

    I have tried a fair share of sunscreens on my skincare journey and conclude that Korean sunscreens are the most compatible with dark skin tones.  Why? They are so hydrating, do not leave a white cast and mostly do not irritate the skin or sting the eyes. If you’ve not encountered the TikTok sensation; SKIN1004 Hyalu-Cica Water-fit Sun Serum SPF50 P++++ let me introduce you to one of the best sunscreens on the market today!! My Experience with the Hyalu-Cica Water-fit Sun Serum from SKIN1004 I got this amazing sunscreen at the start of 2023 alongside all the other products that make up the SKIN1004 Hyalu-Cica line of hydrating products for dry skin types. I used it last summer to put it to the test and boy did it deliver! The first thing that stands out about this sunscreen is its lightweight texture despite being a cream, which is exactly what I look for when choosing my sunscreens. It does take a couple of minutes to dry down, but that is not a big deal, and it leaves a semi-matte finish that still gives a subtle glow throughout the day. It also keeps the skin properly moisturized as it contains hyaluronic acid and centella asiatica which is a bonus aside from sun and free-radical protection. Furthermore, it doesn’t irritate the skin whatsoever and is fragrance-free (good news if you have sensitive skin). However, because of one of the UV filters used in this sunscreen, it has a slight blueish tint to it when applied on the skin, but I promise this easily goes away as you blend it in. The SKIN1004 will work on all skin types most especially on dry skin. This is my 2nd favorite sunscreen after the Round Lab Birch Juice Moisturizing Sunscreen. Results What is the Hyalu-Cica Water-fit Sun Serum from SKIN1004? Ingredients in this Water-fit Sun Serum This would be about the most important ingredients. Top 3 or 4. Tinosorb M: This is a very photostable sun filter that is effective against both UVA and UVB rays. Tinosorb M thanks to its microfine structure can absorb UV rays, reflect and scatter light away from the skin; giving the Hyalu-cica sun serum broad spectrum coverage. This filter equally boosts the performance of other oil-soluble UV filters found in the formula and is responsible for the blueish tint the sunscreen leaves momentarily on the skin. Uvinul A Plus: In addition to providing UVA protection this oil-based sun filter also protects against free radical damage for anti-aging benefits. Uvinul T 150: Unlike the previous filter, Uvinul T 150 is a UVB filter that absorbs UVB rays. Iscotrizinol: Iscotrizinol is an organic UV filter that absorbs UVB rays that are responsible for sunburns on the skin. This UV filter is very oil soluble and also water-resistant. It is known to be one of the most photostable UV filters with 25 hours required to lose 10% of its SPF protection ability. Benefits and Drawbacks of this Water-fit Sun Serum Overall these are the benefits and disadvantages of this sunscreen you should be aware of before buying. Benefits It is a hydrating chemical sunscreen that does not irritate the skin and blends out easily. It does not leave a white cast (for most people) and has a semi-matte finish. It is safe for sensitive skin types as it also is fragrance-free. It is affordable when purchased from K-beauty retail stores Drawbacks It comes only in 50ml which is little and calls for frequent repurchase. Because shipping from Korean retailers takes a long time, you may end up purchasing at a higher price from small retailers (my order took a month on Stylevana). It is not water-resistant totally, so not the best option for beachy days and swimming. Final Thoughts This sunscreen is easily my top 2 Korean sunscreen of all time right behind the Round Lab Birch Juice SPF 50. It is moisturizing yet light and doesn’t irritate the skin or make one sweaty making it idle for the summer. Where to Buy this Water-fit Sun Serum You can purchase this sunscreen from Korean skincare retailers like Stylevana, Olive Young, Yesstyle, Amazon or the skin1004 official website. FAQs Is SKIN1004’s Water-fit Sun Serum Chemical or Physical? The SKIN1004 Hyalu-cica Water-fit sun serum is a 100% chemical or organic sunscreen with four UV filters in it. Does SKIN1004’s Water-fit Sun Serum Leave a White Cast? It may have a slight blueish tint upon application but that blends in eventually pretty quickly. Is SKIN1004’s Water-fit Sun Serum Good for Oily Skin? This sunscreen can be suitable for oily or dehydrated skin as it has a light creamy texture.

  • Good Molecules Gentle Retinol Cream Review

    Retinol has become so popular in the skincare community in the past years and rightfully so. Vitamin A and its derivatives to date remain the most well-researched skincare ingredients. Their benefits are countless from slowing down aging, and treating acne, to fading hyperpigmentation, the possibilities seem endless. As someone who struggles with a rough and flaky texture and fine lines, I just had to give retinol a try to put its skin-rejuvenating properties to the test. For a first try, I wanted something gentle for my skin reasons why I decided to test the Good Molecules Gentle Retinol Cream. My Experience with the Gentle Retinol Cream from Good Molecules My main concern with trying retinol was the possible side effects this active is reputed to have, and I was hoping to find a product that was mild enough for my sensitive skin. This retinol treatment is true to its name and was incredibly gentle on my skin. It did not irritate my skin at all and by the 3rd week of use my skin appeared to be significantly smoother and more plump. I started off using it 2–3 times a week as suggested on the label for dry skin and quickly moved on to using it every single night without any irritations. However, I was careful not to use it with other strong actives and I loved it. If you are looking for something gentle to introduce retinol to your skincare regimen this is the cream to try. My Pros and Cons What is the Gentle Retinol Cream from Good Molecules? The Gentle Retinol cream is an anti-aging cream that mainly targets fine lines, and wrinkles and improves skin texture. It is a gentle treatment that contains 0.1% retinol and claims to nourish and re-plump the skin. It is suitable for oil skin types and particularly for beginners or people with sensitive skin. Ingredients in this Gentle Retinol Cream Below are listed the main ingredients in this product and their benefits for the skin; Retinol Retinol is known to speed up skin cell turnover to reveal brighter skin. It reduces signs of aging due to its ability to boost collagen production in the skin for firmer and more youthful skin. At a concentration of 0.1%, it gently brightens, smoothens, and evens out the skin tone. Bakuchiol Often referred to as the natural alternative to retinol, bakuchiol is a potent antioxidant derived from the babchi plant. It has anti-aging benefits that stimulate the production of collagen in the skin. It equally brightens and improves skin texture. Acmella oleracea extract Another one of nature’s gems, this plant extract is used in this treatment for its outstanding anti-aging benefits. Believed to be the natural alternative to Botox, acmella oleracea acts as a muscle relaxant and prevents wrinkles from forming via the action of the compound N-alkyl amide silanol. How to use the Good Molecules Gentle Retinol Cream? When starting with the gentle retinol cream it is best to space out the frequency at which you apply it to your skin. Based on the brand’s recommendation for dry and sensitive skin 1-2x a week, and for oily skin 3-4x a week. I used it 3- 4x a week as soon as I started because my skin is used to strong actives but if that is not your case, follow brand recommendations especially if your skin is sensitive. Also, this treatment is meant to be used only at night and make sure to wear SPF during the day. It is best to apply after-tour water-based products and right before your moisturizer. Pro tip: Avoid applying retinol to damp skin as this increases the absorption rate of the skin and increases the risk of irritation. Benefits and Drawbacks of this Gentle Retinol Cream Benefits It is an affordable treatment and although specifically formulated for fine lines and wrinkles, it can help even out surface-level discoloration (e.g. recent acne scars or dark spots) and improve skin texture. It is beginner-friendly and not as harsh as other retinol-based products. It makes the skin appear more plump after 3–4 weeks of usage. Has a lightweight texture and absorbs easily into the skin. Combines the power of bakuchiol for anti-aging benefits and also contains skin-soothing ingredients to negate the risk of skin irritation. Drawbacks One of the significant drawbacks of this product is it does not pair well with other strong actives like vitamin C, AHAs, and BHAs. It may be too mild if you are looking to treat severe acne. Final Thoughts In all, the Good Molecules Retinol Cream delivered on its claims successfully, it made my skin more plum and made my smile lines and other dynamic wrinkles less visible. In addition, it made my skin smoother and improved the brightness of my skin tone. I will recommend this as a good anti-aging solution. However, if you are looking for a retinol product to tackle deep hyperpigmentation and severe forms of acne, you might want a more potent product. Where to Buy the Gentle Retinol Cream from Good Molecules Amazon: Good Molecules Gentle Retinol Cream. FAQs Can I Use the Gentle Retinol Cream Every day? If your skin can tolerate it, it will be ideal to use this cream every day. However, a lot of people find retinol irritating especially at the beginning. My advice is to start slow 3x a week and work your way up safely.

  • Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream Review

    It is no secret that I am a die-hard Korean and Japanese skincare fan, and I have my salty Stylevana order invoices to back this obsession. So imagine my joy when my favorite K-beauty online store, Stylevana, proposed to send over a full skincare routine for me to review!!! Look how pretty they all look. 😍. While the Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream will be the focus of this article, I will relish you guys with short reviews of 6 other Korean skincare products (expect full reviews in subsequent posts). First, let’s unbox! Note that this routine was specifically based on my dry sensitive skin, which was so thoughtful of Stylevana. Before jumping into the review of the star product, here is a short description of the & products I received: B_LAB Matcha Hydrating Foam Cleanser - 120ml A gentle hydrating and foaming cleanser formulated with green matcha, hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and plant extracts. This cleanser provides gentle cleansing that reinforces the skin barrier and does not irritate the skin. I am not usually a fan of foaming cleansers because they tend to be too drying, but this right here is the best foaming cleanser I have EVER tried! ANUA Birch Moisture Boosting Pad - 160ml/70pads If you have read my previous review of the ANUA Heartleaf 77% toner, then you will not even be surprised that I loved these moisturizing toner pads. I usually do not cleanse my skin in the mornings and using toner pads has been a game changer to just revive and deliver a dose of hydration to my skin in the morning. These pads are loaded with humectants like HA, beta-glucan glycerin; skin soothing actives, and a PHA to gently hydrate and exfoliate the skin with no irritation whatsoever THE LAB by Blanc Doux - Green Flavonoid™ Solution - 200ml This toner was a total discovery for me. I had never heard of the brand but was pleasantly surprised by its calming properties (at the time I started using thus I  was purging from retinol). Its star ingredient is a patented green flavonoid complex that delivers instant calmness to irritated skin. I found myself regularly reaching out for this product when my skin was inflamed. APLB - Glutathione Niacinamide Mist Essence - 105ml I have recently been doing more research on glutathione and its benefits for the skin, and I loved receiving this product. As someone with sensitive skin, brightening treatments sometimes can be too much for me. I enjoyed the possibility of getting the benefits of glutathione and niacinamide in this light, hydrating, and soothing essence. Numbuzin - No.5 Vitamin Concentrated Serum - 30ml This was not my first ride with this serum, as I have received it from the brand itself before. If you want an all-in serum that revives dullness, improves texture, and soothes and hydrates the skin, I will recommend the Numbizin No. 5 Vitamin Concentrated serum. It contains, niacinamide, vit B5, tranexamic acid, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, glutathione, ceramides, alpha arbutin, etc. Dear, Klairs - Midnight Blue Calming Cream (Tube) - 60ml This was my favorite product of the lot and easily my new favorite moisturizer. Honorary mention for the cute blue color of the cream, but what made me love this product is how rich and nourishing it was to my skin. It blends ceramides, peptides, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging ingredients to soothe and plump the skin. Dr.Ceuracle - Hyal Reyouth Moist Sun SPF50+ PA++++ - 50ml I'm not even sure describing this product as a sunscreen is the right classification because of the way it hydrates and moisturizes the skin!!! So much so that I resorted on some days to skip my moisturizing together and apply just this before stepping out. This sunscreen has such a light texture and blends seamlessly into my skin. Not sure if I am a fan of the fragrance tho. My Experience with the Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream For context, I began using this moisturizer after introducing a new retinol to my routine that caused purging on the whole right side of my face. So I was dealing with some redness inflammations and breakouts. So I was looking for something that would soothe my skin and moisturize it properly, and it did just that. I love the thick yet easily spreadable cream and absorbed seamlessly into my skin leaving a slight dewy glow. It significantly calmed the inflammation I was experiencing by the second day of use and resorbed most of the redness. My Pros and Cons What is the Midnight Blue Calming Cream from Dear Klairs? This moisturizer is an intensively soothing cream that is mostly suitable for irritated skin, or people struggling with an impaired skin barrier. Ingredients in this Moisturizer Azulene (Guaiazulene) This active is what gives this cream its cute blue color and is an anti-inflammatory ingredient that effectively soothes irritations and supports the skin barrier. Centella Asiatica Extract This plant extract is reputed for its anti-inflammatory properties, its ability to strengthen the skin barrier, and its potential to stimulate collagen production. Ceramide 3 Ceramides are lipids that naturally make up the skin barrier and are essential to maintaining the skin’s hydration. Peptides The Klairs Midnight Blue Calming cream contains a blend of 6 peptides that work synergistically to optimize moisture retention in the skin and stimulate collagen production for firming and plumper skin. How does this Moisturizer work? I like to think of this product as a skin repair or emergency rescue balm. It is best to use this moisturizer as the last step of your night routine when your skin is irritated. Apply a thick layer on your whole face or just on the areas that are irritated. It equally makes a good choice to soothe sunburns. Benefits and Drawbacks of this Moisturizer It is great for sensitive experiencing inflammation including acne-prone skin. It is a good choice to repair the skin barrier when impaired. Drawbacks It is best to use only at night as layering products over it causes it to be sticky. It comes only in 20g, 30g, and 60g sizes which makes it more expensive than similar products that have bigger value sizes. It contains essential oils so presents a slight risk of irritation if your skin does not tolerate them. Final Thoughts In all, I enjoyed using this balm, and I keep it in my emergency repair skincare kit as my skin gets inflamed pretty easily. I recommend this cream to anyone who struggles with sensitive skin or inflammatory conditions like acne, or eczema but who doesn’t react to fragrance or essential oil. The Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream pairs well with all other actives and can come in handy if you are using strong actives such as retinol Where to Buy Midnight Blue Calming Cream from Dear Klairs You can get this cream on or at a discount if you purchase using my discount code INFOTSC10. FAQs How to Use Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream? Use it as the last step of your night routine all over your face. Avoid applying any other product over it as it can get sticky. Is Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream Good? This cream is designed to soothe irritated and sensitive and does a very good job.

  • The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + Phytoceramides Review

    In 2023 The Ordinary launched a couple of new moisturizers which were more upgraded versions of their traditional moisturizer, Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA (NMF+ HA). Specifically for dry skin, they launched the Natural Moisturizing Factors + Phytoceramides (aka NMF+ Phytoceramides), a formula supposed to deliver 4x more hydration than the former version. So I went ahead and tried it to see if it meets up it claims. In today’s post, I will share with you my honest thoughts after using this moisturizer for over 3 months. My Experience with the Natural Moisturizing Factors + Phytoceramides from The Ordinary I first got the NMF+ Phytoceramides when it originally launched during the winter of 2023 and honestly, the promises of hydration got me super excited. I was hoping it would be better than the NMF + HA, which I tried in 2019 but found to be too sticky and matte. So, what changed? First, the addition of phytoceramides to this new moisturizer was a total yes for me. Ceramides are essential to maintaining the hydration levels in the skin and guarantee optimal skin barrier function. For dry skin, this sounds like heaven already. Also, this new formula contains more emollients and twice as many humectants among which are PCA, sodium lactate, and urea, in addition to hyaluronic acid. As expected, the NMF + Phytoceramides was a complete banger on my skin. It left my skin much more hydrated than the former version, was easier to apply, and left a dewy finish (which is what I love in my moisturizer) and kept my skin properly moisturized throughout the days during winter. I reintroduced this moisturizer this winter without hesitation into my routine as it did such a good job and I will recommend this to all my dry skin girlies out there. It can equally be used during other seasons, as it isn’t too thick, but I mostly reach out for it during the colder months. My Pros and Cons I did not have any cons, however, here’s what I love the most about The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + Phytoceramides: It packs a punch in terms of hydration and keeps the skin moisturized all day without needing reapplication. It leaves the skin subtle and has a natural dewy finish. The texture sits right between thick and lightweight and absorbs well into the skin without leaving the skin greasy. It is affordable and effective, so you get the best of both worlds. It is formulated for all skin types but is most suitable for dry skin. What is the NMF + Phytoceramides from The Ordinary? Let's take a closer look at this amazing moisturizer. What are the most remarkable things to note about the NMF + Phytoceramides? Well firstly, this moisturizer is designed not only to hydrate but also to replenish lipids in dry skin. This is extremely important as dry skin, does not produce enough sebum naturally.  As such, topically apply essential fatty acids, lipids, and natural moisturizing factors (urea, amino acids, etc.). This is great for skin barrier repair. Ingredients in this NMF + Phytoceramides Plant-derived Phytoceramides The NMF + Phytoceramides contains a plant-derived ceramide called  Glycosphingolipids. This ceramide helps replenish the skin’s natural reserve to reinforce the skin barrier and provide optimal prevention of transepidermal water loss. Glycolipids Glycolipids are equally plant-derived lipids that help improve skin hydration, water retention, and optimal barrier function by maintaining the stability between the cells that make up the skin barrier Fatty Acids The NMF + Phytoceramides contains a blend of fatty acids that act as emollients to help trap moisture within and condition the skin, making it softer and more subtle. They include Linoleic Acid, Oleic Acid, Palmitic Acid, and Stearic Acid. Urea Urea is one of the skin’s natural moisturizing factors and a humectant. Not only does it hydrate the skin but, it also softens and helps break down dry skin due to its mild exfoliating properties. Benefits and Drawbacks of this Moisturizer Below are the benefits and potential drawbacks of The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + Phytoceramides; Benefits It is proven to increase skin hydration by 68% and strengthen the skin’s barrier. It does not contain comedogenic ingredients and is vegan and fragrance-free. Furthermore, it is safe for sensitive skin and ideal to repair an impaired barrier or dry skin. It has a nice, rich yet non-greasy texture that leaves a subtle glow. Drawbacks The main drawback with this product is that, although considered affordable as opposed to other products from other brands that deliver similar results, it is more expensive than what the brand has accustomed its customers to. NMF+ HA (100ml) CAD 18.10 vs NMF + Phytoceramides CAD 26.50. Also, it is not available in less than 100ml Final Thoughts Overall, I will say The Ordinary did not disappoint with this moisturizer. It lives up to its claims and is a great product, especially for the cold months. If you want to spend a reasonable amount of money without forgoing product quality, the Natural Moisturizing Factors + Phytoceramides is for you! FAQs How Often Should I Use The Ordinary NMF + Phytoceramides? You can use this moisturizer twice a day. Both in your morning and night routine, after all your serums and before your sunscreen.

  • Topicals Faded Serum Review for Discoloration

    Like most people with dark skin, I struggle with hyperpigmentation regularly. Not only have I lived most of my life in a tropical area without wearing sunscreen, but I also struggle with dry skin which is naturally prone to dullness. For you, it may be frequent acne breakouts causing you dark spots or acne scars. Whatever the case, getting rid of skin discoloration is certainly not an easy fit. So imagine my joy when I tried the Topicals Faded Brightening and Clearing serum and just under 3 weeks some of the toughest patches of uneven skin on my face started fading away. My Experience with the Topicals Faded Serum The Topicals Faded serum comes in a 50ml tube that protects the product from oxidization. I started using this serum last November when I decided to get rid of the stubborn dark patches ( I have had them since 2020)  I had on my cheekbones, around my mouth, and forehead. Before starting the Faded serum, I was apprehensive of possible irritations because this is a strong product. It blends over 6 potent brightening actives that may be too irritating and cause side effects like redness, rashes, etc. I am sensitive, so I was prepared for some redness and irritations, but surprisingly my skin welcomed it quite well. Results I applied a pea-size amount every day in my morning routine and after 3 weeks of consistent use, I noticed the discoloration has started fading away but more interestingly my skin texture also smoothened out. This is attributed to the azelaic acid it contains, which has keratolytic properties. In the 3 months of use, my skin is significantly brighter, smoother, and more even. If this convinces you already, you can place an order HERE. If not, here are my pros and cons. My Pros and Cons About the Faded Serum from Topicals The Faded serum is a brightening and clearing serum that is aimed at fading discolorations and evening the skin tone out. It is formulated for people who struggle with most forms of hyperpigmentation, be it dark spots, melasma, dull skin, or sun-induced discoloration. Star Ingredients in this Faded Serum Kojic Acid Tranexamic acid Azelaic Acid Alpha arbutin How does this Discoloration Serum work? It contains multiple tyrosinase inhibitors that stop the production of melanin in the skin via multiple pathways, leading to brighter and more even skin tone. In addition to that azelaic acid present in this formula helps gently exfoliate the skin while soothing ingredients like Centella Asiatica and allantoin help soothe the skin and lessen the risk of skin irritation. Benefits and Drawbacks of this Discoloration Serum Benefits The Faded serum is one of the most effective hyperpigmentation treatments for melanin-rich skin tones. It is clinically proven to show positive results as soon as 2 weeks. It works on stubborn forms of hyperpigmentation such as melasma because it contains tranexamic acid, which is scientifically proven to improve melasma patches on the skin. Furthermore, it is a great all-in-one product to have in your routine as it blends over 6 skin brightening ingredients, thereby canceling the need for multiple serums. The packaging of the Topicals faded serum protects the gel from oxidization. Drawbacks It is expensive and comes in just a 50ml format, however a little goes a long way. If used correctly, it should last a while. It has a foul smell, often described as similar to rotten eggs. This is because it contains the antioxidant glutathione, an ingredient that contains cysteine, an amino acid that smells like sulfur. Final Thoughts The hype behind this product is worth it, and I understand why it has become such a cult favorite. Over the years, I have tried so many hyperpigmentation treatments, but the Topicals Faded serum is one of the few that stands out, especially when dealing with stubborn discoloration on the skin. I recommend this product, especially for melanin-rich skin. However, use this with caution as it is a potent product that can cause side effects such as redness, irritations, stinging, and tiny rashes. It is best not to pair it with other strong actives such as AHAs/BHAs or retinol, especially if you have sensitive skin. Make sure you do not apply more than a pea-sized amount on dry skin to reduce the risk of irritating your skin. It can be used morning and night, but always make sure you wear and reapply your sunscreen, as this serum contains ingredients that can increase the skin’s sensitivity to sunlight (you do not want all your efforts to go in vain). Where to Buy the Topicals Faded Serum Amazon: Topicals Faded Serum FAQs Does the Topicals Faded Serum Work? Yes, the Topicals Faded serum contains over 6 brightening ingredients to fade skin discoloration and even skin tone. How Long Does it Take to See Results After Using the Topicals Faded Serum? Expected to see results with this serum as soon as two weeks. In my case, I started noticing changes by week 3. Can I Put a Moisturizer over the Topicals Faded Serum? Yes, you should apply your moisturizer after the Topicals Faded serum to seal moisture in your skin.

  • The Ordinary's 100% Plant-derived Squalane Oil Review

    I love facial oils to nourish my skin at night, but sometimes they can be super greasy. However, a couple of years ago I heard about squalane, a plant-derived oil-like and moisturizing ingredient that has a similar makeup as the sebum in the skin without the greasy feel of facial oils, and I just had to give it a go. The Ordinary Plant-derived Squalane Oil has been a staple in my winter skincare routine, and today I’ll be sharing the tea! My Experience with the 100% Plant-derived Squalane Oil from The Ordinary My first rodeo with a squalane-based product was The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser, so it just made sense for me to try the oil when looking for more hydrating products for winter. In terms of texture, squalane oil is a lightweight clear oil that seamlessly absorbs into the skin. It leaves the skin with a nice glow but isn’t greasy at all, which is what I love most. It claims to hydrate and provide a suppleness to the skin, and I can attest to that. I use it every night as the last step of my routine and wake up with soft, supple, and dewy skin. This oil is so light and can be used on oily skin as well, so no worries about getting your pores clogged. It can be used as a stand-alone moisturizer as well, so if you do not want to layer a moisturizer and oil at night, that's fine. However, during winter, I'll say it's best to layer both. Results Using this facial oil at night is a guarantee of waking up with soft and supple skin. It is ideal when struggling with an impaired barrier and when using strong actives that have the potential to irritate the skin. My Pros and Cons What is this 100% Plant-derived Squalane Oil from The Ordinary? This serum is made up of 100% squalane, a lightweight, hydrating oil-like active naturally produced by the human body, but its production decreases with age. Extracted from olives, sugarcane, or sharks, it's a stable and non-comedogenic emollient that mimics the skin's natural oils. Squalane penetrates deeply to moisturize without leaving an oily residue, improves skin elasticity, and forms a protective barrier against environmental damage. It mimics the natural sebum found in the skin and is beneficial for all skin types, promoting hydration, reducing the appearance of fine lines, and soothing dry or irritated skin. Benefits of The Ordinary 100% Plant-derived Squalane Oil Hydration: It forms a protective barrier, preventing moisture loss and keeping the skin hydrated, resulting in a soft and supple complexion. Balancing Sebum: It has a unique ability to hydrate both dry and oily areas of the skin. It can help balance oiliness by providing moisture where needed without making the skin feel greasy. Enhancing Skin Barrier: The Ordinary's Squalane Oil helps strengthen the skin's natural barrier, reducing trans-epidermal water loss and improving overall skin health. This also contributes to balancing sebum in the skin by regulating the skin’s ability to stay hydrated. Anti-Inflammatory Properties: Squalane possesses anti-inflammatory properties that can help soothe irritation and redness. Inflammation can stimulate sebaceous glands to produce more oil or hyperpigmentation.  So, reducing inflammation may contribute to sebum regulation. Improving Texture: Because squalane has emollient properties, this facial oil can contribute to softening, smoothening, and improving textured skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Final Thoughts The Ordinary Squalane Oil is an amazing product that I will highly recommend to everyone trying to improve their skin hydration and barrier repair. I also love the fact that it is non-comedogenic and is safe for oily skin Where to Buy the 100% Plant-derived Squalane Oil from The Ordinary Amazon: The Ordinary Squalane Oil FAQs Should I Use the 100% Plant-derived Squalane Oil in the Morning or Night? It is best to use facial oils at night. This is the time when the skin undergoes the least amount of stress and takes time to absorb nourishing oils like squalane and to regenerate itself.

  • Jumiso Waterfull Hyaluronic Acid Toner Review

    If you have read my review of the Jumiso Waterfull Hyaluronic Acid Cream, then you might already have an idea of my sentiment about the matching toner. If you haven’t, then you should because this toner is everything I love about Korean skincare; hydrating, inexpensive, and easy to use. My Experience with the Waterfull Hyaluronic Acid Toner from Jumiso If I never lack anything in my routine, it is a hydrating product because healthy skin needs to be properly hydrated to function at its best. This toner is one of the first I added to my routine last winter and I loved it! This toner delivered intensive hydration to my skin just as it promised to. It contains 7 sizes of hyaluronic acid molecules that guarantee hydration from the outermost to the deepest level of the skin. It also contains soothing plant extracts like Centella Asiatica and ceramides for barrier repair. When paired with the Jumiso Waterfull Hyaluronic cream (which I highly recommend), your skin barrier is sure to have a great fix. Results I noticed the first results as quickly as 1 week of use, My skin appeared more plump and supple, which is a sign of proper hydration. My skin was also less prone to redness and felt more soothed. My Pros and Cons Ingredients in this Hyaluronic Acid Toner Honestly, this product has so many good ingredients, but let's focus on just the star ingredients: 7- complex hyaluronic acid: This toner contains 7 sizes of hyaluronic acid molecules for deep skin Ceramides: Help strengthen the skin barrier and reduce transepidermal water loss for more moisturized skin. Centella Asiatica: An Asian plant extract that soothes the skin and calms down inflammations on the skin due to its antioxidant and hydrating properties. How to Use the Jumiso Waterfull Hyaluronic Toner Apply this toner on damp skin after cleansing and before any other products in your routine. You can apply using a cotton pad, but because this method is wasteful, I recommend applying 1 or 2 shakes directly in your palms and patting onto your skin. Wait for a couple of minutes for the product to dry down and follow the rest of your routine. Final Thoughts If you are looking for an affordable product to hydrate your skin, the Jumiso Waterfull Hyaluronic Acid Toner is a great choice. It is formulated for dry skin but can be used by all skin types, including sensitive skin. FAQs Can I use the Jumiso Waterfull Hyaluronic Acid Toner Every day? Yes, you can use this toner twice a day with no risk of incompatibility with other actives. What Skin Type is the Jumiso Waterfull Hyaluronic Acid Toner for? Although formulated for dry skin, it is safe to use for all skin types.

  • Jumiso Waterfull Hyaluronic Cream Review

    I am always on the hunt for the next hydrating moisturizer as someone who has dry skin! So, when I heard of a moisturizer that blends 3 different forms of hyaluronic acid + a pre and pro-biotic complex for dry skin, I had to test it! The Korean moisturizer Jumiso Waterfull Hyaluronic Cream left me so excited, and here is why. My Experience with the Waterfull Hyaluronic Cream from Jumiso I tried this moisturizer for two months last winter and I loved it!! At the time, my skin barrier was impaired and so dehydrated, and I was in great need of a hydrating and soothing moisturizer. It did a great job at moisturizing my skin despite having a lightweight texture. To be honest, this is what made this moisturizer stand out. During winter, it is quite a fit to find moisturizers that can stand the harsh and dry cold wind that dehydrates the skin. It left my skin plump and supple, increased my skin’s water retention, and contributed to reinforcing my skin barrier. Although formulated for dry skin, I will recommend it to you if you have dehydrated oily, or combination skin or sensitive skin. Benefits and Drawbacks of this Hydrating Solution These are generic benefits and drawbacks that might apply to the public. Such as pricing, availability, very small containers, etc. Benefits Increases skin hydration with visible results in a few days after use. Helps soothe irritated dehydrated skin as it contains several plant extracts and probiotics. Helps restore impaired barriers, and inflamed, dry, or flaky skin by balancing the skin’s natural microbiome in case of irritation. Has a lightweight texture yet deeply hydrates the skin even during winter, leaving the skin supple and plump. It is price-friendly and available on  Amazon and K-beauty online stores Drawbacks The only drawback in my opinion is the fact that it doesn't come in bigger sizes. I find 50ml to last a long time. A 100ml or 200ml jar will be more practical and budget-friendly. What is the Waterfull Hyaluronic Cream from Jumiso? This #1 Hydrating Cream according to the 2021 GLOWPICK Awards is a moisturizer designed for dry skin. It combines a blend of hydrating and skin barrier-balancing ingredients to guarantee healthy and hydrated skin. Ingredients in this Waterfull Hyaluronic Cream 3-COMPLEX HYALURONIC: This cream contains 3 complex hyaluronic molecules to boost the skin’s hydration. In simple terms, this means it is formulated with hyaluronic acid at 3 different molecular sizes to allow for penetration within the layers of the skin. From small, to medium to large, these different molecule sizes hydrate the 3 main layers of the skin for thorough hydration. 5-PRE & PROBIOTICS 5 MICROBIOME COMPLEX: The Waterfull cream helps balance the skin microbiome (bacteria ecosystem present on our skin to maintain skin health) due to its blend of pre and probiotics among which Bifida Ferment Filtrate, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate, Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate. Chlorella Vulgaris Extract This active derived from plant algae has hydrating as well as anti-oxidant properties. It is known to contribute to collagen protection in the skin. Final Thoughts If you have dry, flaky, or dehydrated skin; the Jumiso Waterfull Hyaluronic Cream is a moisturizer for you. Lightweight, extremely hydrating, soothing and nourishing. You will get better results when you pair it with the Jumiso Waterfull Hyaluronic Acid toner. Where to Buy The Jumiso’s Waterfull Hyaluronic Cream Stylevana - CA$23 Amazon  - $17.05 FAQs Is Jumiso Waterfull Hyaluronic Cream Vegan? Yes, the Jumiso Waterfull Hyaluronic cream is certified to be vegan in addition to fragrance-free. What Skin Type is the Jumiso Waterfull Hyaluronic Cream for? It is originally formulated for dry skin. But it is lightweight enough for oily and acne-prone skin with no risk of pore clogging.

  • Anua Heartleaf 77% Soothing Toner Review

    “TikTok made me buy it!”. It's crazy that I am saying this, as I rarely ever give in to TikTok trends, but I am glad I did this time. I am a huge fan of Korean skincare, specifically because of how hydrating and soothing their products are. But in an industry where a lot of products are similar, finding one that stands out takes a lot of trial and error. The Anua Heartleaf 77% Soothing Toner certainly stood out for me as the best toner I used in 2023 and if you are curious to know whether it's worth the hype, I am going to tell you why for me, it is. My Experience with the Anua Heartleaf 77% Soothing Toner I introduced this product in my routine at the start of winter, as my skin becomes more sensitive when temperatures drop. To put it to the test, I equally introduced a retinol serum to my routine that purged my skin out causing some redness and irritation around my mouth, under my eye, and cheek area. I was looking for something that will hydrate and soothe my skin and that is exactly what I got. This toner has a light texture and looks like plain water, but once I applied it to my face I felt an instant relief and my skin felt hydrated as well as soft. I want to highlight that the finish texture unlike other toners was a soft satin feel, which I enjoyed. I used this product 2x a day; in the morning as the first step in my routine, and at night after cleansing my skin for extra hydration. Furthermore, I was impressed at how effective it was to soothe my usually dry and itchy skin in the morning as well as the irritation. What is the Heartleaf Extract? There is no way I will talk about the heartleaf toner without first touching on the heartleaf extract (psst… It's becoming one of my favorites too) and why it has become so popular. As is often the case in skincare, now and then certain actives rise in popularity for multiple reasons. While the heartleaf extract also known as Houttuynia Cordata, has been used for years in Asian traditional medicine. It has recently been introduced into skincare due to its numerous benefits. The heartleaf plant contains rich amino and fatty acids that help strengthen the skin barrier and get rid of blackheads. In addition to this, it is known for its hydrating, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties as well as its ability to regulate sebum production in the skin. This means that single-handedly, the heartleaf extract can be of benefit to most skin types. Anua Heartleaf Toner Ingredients Other than the amazing heartleaf extract, this toner equally blends a variety of actives that are equally noteworthy: Centella Asiatica: Enhances skin by boosting collagen, reducing inflammation, and increasing hydration. It heals, minimizes scars, offers antioxidant protection, and soothes, especially for sensitive and acne-prone skin. Panthenol: Deeply hydrates skin, reduces inflammation, and helps with healing. It strengthens the skin barrier, improves elasticity, and soothes irritation, making skin smoother and softer. Chaste berry Extract: Chaste berry extract from Monk's Pepper is prized in skin care for its phyto-endorphins. They can enhance skin radiance, provide anti-aging benefits, and contribute to healthier, more vibrant skin due to their mood-boosting and beneficial properties. Chaste berry extract also helps moisturize and promote a natural tan, leading to younger, healthier-looking skin. Purslane extract: Soothes irritation, offers strong antioxidant benefits, hydrates deeply, and promotes skin healing. It enhances skin elasticity and fights signs of aging for a healthier, youthful complexion. How Does this Toner Work? The Anua Heartleaf 77% toner is formulated to help soothe, sensitive, inflamed, or irritated skin. It is loaded with anti-inflammatory actives that help reduce inflammations present in the skin. It equally works to prevent and unclog pores by hydrating the skin and regulating sebum production. This toner is designed for sensitive skin types (acne, eczema, rosacea, etc), oily, dehydrated, combo, and dry skin types. Benefits and Drawbacks of this Toner Benefits It meets up with its claim of soothing and hydrating the skin It is suitable for sensitive skin types and is fragrance-free Can easily be added to your routine without worries about compatibility with other actives. It is suitable for oily skin and can help reduce sebum production and unclog pores It is suitable for people who struggle with inflammatory skin conditions like acne, rosacea, eczema, and dry skin. It is lightweight, absorbs well, and leaves the skin feeling soft and smoother. Drawbacks The only drawback this product has is its high price point compared to similar toners. It comes in 150ml ($32), 250ml ($33), 500ml ($56). Where You Can Buy the Anua Heartleaf 77% Toner This soothing toner can be bought on Amazon. FAQs Is Anua’s Heartleaf Toner Good? The Anua Heartleaf toner is one of the best Korean toners both in the Asian market and the global beauty market. What Does Anua’s Heartleaf Toner Do? It soothes irritated skin, hydrates, and controls sebum production in pores. Can I Use Anua’s Heartleaf Toner Every Day? Yes, you can use this toner 2x a day, morning and night. Can I Use Anua Heartleaf Toner With Retinol? The Anua Heartleaf toner is an incredibly good option to pair with retinol to calm any possible redness or inflammation retinol use may induce.

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