CRACARE ANTI-AGING SNAIL REPAIRING MASK 

I received this mask from skin18.com for review purposes. This is a 3 – step essence mask focused mainly on Anti-aging, skin lightening and firming benefits. This is the first time I am using a 3 step Mask so I was really excited to try it. I never buy any 3 step masks mainly because I have lots of ampoules, Essences and night creams at home that I want to finish. 

Anyway onto the mask now, the packaging looks beautiful and attractive. I have always been attracted to gold colored packages. And on the back we have clear instructions in English too. This mask contains snail secretion which is highly effective in skin lightening and firming by deeply moisturizing the skin. 

The first step consists of applying the Anti-aging active ampoule after cleansing. The instructions state to apply the ampoule focusing on the area around the eyes and lips.  However I had so much of ampoule that I used them on my face and neck and I still had some left over which I applied on my feet. The ampoule had a light gel like consistency and quickly absorbed into my skin. I liked that it felt light and not greasy. It had a slight perfume like scent which faded on application. 

The second step is the snail essence mask. 

 
The mask itself felt thick and strong but soft on my skin. It was loaded with lots of essence but I did not experience any dripping. I liked the mask , it seemed to hold all the essence together on my face for 30 minutes and I felt comfortable with it the whole time.  After removing the mask,  I gently massaged the remaining essence into my skin.

The third step is the Anti-aging Night cream.Again the instructions state to apply the cream focusing on the area around the eyes and lips. And just like the ampoule, I had so much of the cream that I applied them on my face, neck and feet. The night cream is a thick, rich cream that did not feel heavy or greasy on my skin. Though it does take sometime to get absorbed into the skin. But once it is ansorbed, the cream made my skin hydrated , soft and bright. 

FINAL THOUGHTS
Overall I really loved pampering my skin at night by using this mask after a long day. This mask is perfect for travel as well as for everyday use , especially on those days when you might feel so lazy to go through the whole night time skin routine. I liked that it was so easy and convenient to use ( I used this whole 3 step mask lying down in my bed) and wake up to glowing , beautiful skin in the morning. Thank you so much skin18.com for supplying this amazing mask!

  Skin18.com is an amazing natural korean skincare website based in Hong Kong and they frequently run great offers , cash back coupons, freebies ,discounts and giveaways! They ship internationally worldwide. Skin18 also has a rewards program, where you can earn points for reviewing, liking and sharing  and turn those points into cash at their store!

Skin18  also has separate sections of each on the homepage : freebies, crazy discounts count down, 50% off super deals, one dollar corner, newest products & bulk order. Click here for more information about skin18.com ! #skin18 #skin18review #skin18challenge 

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Mirum Fresh Fruit Honey Real Nature Mask

​I received this face mask from skin18.com for review purposes. The packaging looks neat and clean. Though there are no instructions in English on the back, the idea of using a face mask is pretty basic. You remove the face mask from the cover and apply it on the face anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes. I usually let it be on my face for 30 minutes because I like the cooling sensation. 

This face mask is for hydrated skin. I have used Mirum Face Mask before and it was a huge disappointment. However today my skin was feeling very dry and red so I thought honey would be soothing and hydrating. I opened the mask expecting a chemical smell like last time but was surprised to just get a slight whiff of honey. The mask was soft and thick with lots of serum. 

No mask had ever fit me properly so the mask maybe a little off. The serum was thin and had a water like consistency but it was not runny nor did my mask drip a lot. After 30 minutes, I removed the mask and my skin felt soft, smooth and hydrated. My angry red skin seems to have calmed down a little anyway. Overall I really liked this mask and I was pleasantly surprised at that as I did not like the last mask I used of Mirum Fresh Fruit Avocado. Thank you so much skin18.com for supplying me with this mask for review. I enjoyed it very much.#skin18 #skin18review #skin18challenge 

Skin18.com is an amazing natural korean skincare website based in Hong Kong and they frequently run great offers , cash back coupons, freebies ,discounts and giveaways! They ship internationally worldwide. Skin18 also has a rewards program, where you can earn points for reviewing, liking and sharing  and turn those points into cash at their store!

Skin18 also has separate sections of each on the homepage : freebies, crazy discounts count down, 50% off super deals, one dollar corner, newest products & bulk order.  Click here for more information about skin18.

Reveal Your Bright

L’oreal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal

Our daily UV exposure , natural aging, hormonal changes and past acne marks cause an overproduction of skin darkening pigments making our skin look dull with an uneven skin tone. As we age, our natural ability to shed dead skin cells decline resulting in dark spots and uneven skin tone becoming more visible.

L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal is dermatologist – inspired skincare line powered with : 

●Glycolic , helps in brightening and aanti-dark spots.

●Vitamin Cg, a known antioxidant with photo – protective properties

●Pro-Retinol ,  improves skin renewal minimizing wrinkles and uneven skin tone . 

First up in this collection is the ●RevitaLift Brightening Scrub Cleanser

This scrub has a light citrusy scent that disappears soon and does not linger long. This scrub had small exfoliating beads which helps in removing dead cells from the skin. My skin felt soft and smooth after using this product . 

Next is my favourite product in this line, ●RevitaLift Brightening Peel Pads.

The tub comes sealed and the pads are pre-soaked . When I first opened this product , I got a strong smell but the scent thankfully fades after application . The pads are so heavily soaked that one can cut it into two and use it twice. In this case, a little goes a long way . I have used similar products like this in the past but they Re very expensive . These pads work just as effectively as the other high end brands but cost less. I like using them every night and waking up to bright, smooth and glowing skin . 

Next is the ●RevitaLift Brightening Daily Lotion . 

This moisturizer contains SPF30 which is a must for me in any day cream . It has a citrusy scent but it fades away after application . Though the moisturizer has a thick texture , it absorbed quite well into my skin and did not leave a white cast . My skin felt soft and smooth after application . 

And finally we have, ●RevitaLift Brightening Dual Overnight Moisturizer.

This product also had a light citrusy scent but it quickly fades away upon application . This product comes in a dual shaped pump in which one side emits a lotion like serum and the other side emits a gel like moisturizer . The product applies smoothly but took sometime to sink in and get fully absorbed into the skin . It is not very moisturizing but for my combination skin it seems okay. And if my skin still feels dry , I just layer another moisturizer on top. 

I have been using this routine for a month , and it seems to be helping with my dark spots. They do seem lighter and my skin looks more radiant and bright. I received these products from Influenster for testing purposes and all opinions are my own.

Beauty Friends Two Aroma Essence Mask Sheet Pack 

Beauty Friends Two Aroma Essence Mask Sheet Pack.

I received this mask from skin18.com for review. The packaging is really nice and very attractive. And it contains instructions in English too. When I first opened the pack , I smelled something floral but before I could figure out what it was, the smell vanished. The same thing happened with the mask too as soon as I removed it from the pack.

The fit is not good but this is something I have experienced with every mask that I have used so far. The mask was dripping with serum and the serum itself felt light and refreshing. After application my skin felt smooth, soft , supple , bright  and hydrated. I really enjoyed this mask a lot. I woukd highly recommend this mask. Thank you so much skin18.com! 
Skin18.com is an amazing natural korean skincare website based in Hong Kong and they frequently run great offers , cash back coupons, freebies ,discounts and giveaways! They ship internationally to 60 different countries. Click here to check them out and I am sure you will love it! #skin18 #skin18review #skin18challenge

Sahajan Protective Face Serum 

I received this product in one of my subscription boxes. Though I was very excited to try it, I had other products to finish first. So when a spot opened up in my beauty routine,  I eagerly started using it. So here is my full review of the Sahajan Protective Face Serum. 

Sahajan Skincare is a new Canadian brand that has a unique approach to beauty- it is a fusion of Ayurvedic remedies and organic science. A way to heal and nourish hair and skin, without worrying about the ingredients.

Sahajan is a Hindi word meaning intuition. The founder of Sahajan Skin Care, Lisa Mattam started this line of products after finding her toddler putting her beauty creams all over her face. Worried about what was actually in the creams and what was going on her daughter’s face, she wanted to create products with organic and natural ingredients for body and hair. Sahajan was inspired by Lisa Mattam’s traditions from back home – Kerala in Southern India which is rich in Ayurvedic traditions.

Ayurveda is simply the “science of life” , a 5,000 year-old system developed in ancient India and used in over 80% of households today.Ayurveda embraces the spiritual, mental and physical aspects of health while  seeking to balance the heart, body and mind, using plant-based medicine, diet, yoga, and meditation. Oils are a huge component of Ayurveda, and these Ayurvedic oils play a crucial role in the Sahajan Skincare product line. Lisa worked with a team of scientists in Canada to formulate the products with the assistance of Ayurvedic doctors in India.Ayurvedic medicine has developed natural – and delicious – ways to nourish the skin. 

The Protective Face Serum (50 ml / $70 CAD) is a silky rich serum that’s full of beneficial antioxidants such as – Coconut Oil which nourishes and hydrates, while Honey helps repair the delicate skin around the eyes. Triphala, a powerful antioxidant blend of three fruits, helps to brighten skin’s appearance. Neem Oil is prescribed in Ayurveda as a way to reduce inflammation and signs of tiredness.Gotu Kola is a medicinal herb that reduces the appearance of wrinkles, firms the skin and improves skin elasticity. Hyaluronic Acid hydrates and plumps the skin, revealing that youthful glow. 

The serum has a gorgeous and luxe yet gentle scent.The scent includes a natural accord of soft woody Cedarwood, East Indian Sandalwood Oil with traces of exotic warm Cinnamon Spice, Bold Geranium and soothing Lavender Oil topped with Fresh Bergamot plus Lemon, Lime and Orange Oils.The scent is very natural and not oppressive, and disappears as the skin absorbs the products.

The serum is a rich creamy brown shade. At first I did not like the color of the serum.As you can see in the photo, the color is not the typical white or clear colour, but beige/brown. It may look like expired or old but it is actually the true colour of all the natural products being used.

I absolutely loved this earthy scented serum. It is quite thicker than an average serum but this would be great during the winter months.  It absorbed very quickly into the skin,  despite being thick, leaving a glowy complexion. I did not experience any skin irritations or breakouts.The price point is mid to high, but the products are all rich and highly concentrated so a little goes a long way and will last several months.

Korean Skincare Sheetmasks 

I recently received a package from skin18.com to review some sheetmasks. As I am fairly new to Korean Skincare, I have only started exploring this world since January this year, I was really excited.

This is what I received three face masks and one hydrogel eye patch.

SOC 3D BEAUTY SERUM FACE MASK PACK – RICE WINE  (NOURISHES & FIRMS)

This is three dimensional shaped cotton face mask with rice wine essence. A 3D mask means a mask sheet that is cut and sewed on 3D face shape so that it can fit onto the face contours better. This mask has active ingredients of three different types of ancient rice to moisturize, nourish and firm skin.

The packaging looks very attractive , it is shaped like a bottle and this is the first face mask that I have used that fit my face perfectly. It was a perfect fit. The mask itself is thick and heavy with serum. It felt soft and delicate on my skin. The serum itself is nice and thick and does not feel sticky.After removing, my face felt refreshed and well nourished. My skin looked brighter and smoother.  It had no smell and I did not experience any irritation while the mask was on my face or even afterwards. There were some more serum leftover in the packet which I applied on my hands. Overall  I really like this mask and can see myself using it every week.

LUKE HYDROGEL EYE PATCH FOR EYE PUFFINESS ( PURPLE )

This product claims to help reduce eye puffiness and to tighten the skin under your eyes. The eye patch also contains extracts of mugwort and green tea which helps to moisturize the skin.

The packaging is cute and instructions comes in both English and Korean. It is easy to use just peel and stick the patch on the eye area under your eyes.Once I have opened the package and pulled out the pair of eye patches, I was surprised to find them dry. The ones I have used before are wet or damp and feels slimy. However once I removed the patches from the film it was sticking to , I could see that the other side was sticky and wet and had the same slime – like feel. The dry side looked and felt like bandages, which makes sense I suppose as it will be on the outside. They were easy to apply and adhered quite well to my eye contours. Once I have applied, I did not experience any irritation or burning sensation. They were so comfortable I quite forgot that I was wearing them. After 30 minutes I removed them and though I did not notice any significant difference around my eye area , it did feel refreshing and hydrating. I could see myself using them while traveling or when I am simply very tired at night.  Overall a great product and I enjoyed using it very much!

L’AFFAIR ANIMAL WRINKLE TIGER MASK

This is a super cute fun animal mask from Korea. The mask claims to have moisturizing and brightening properties.

This mask was a lot of fun to use. It has a bright yellow attractive package with instructions in English too. It seems to mostly focus on anti-aging and hydration. Anyway , as you can see it was a very colorful mask once I opened it. I left it on my face for the required 20 minutes, it was not a great fit, just okay, but once I removed it my skin did feel soft, hydrated and smooth. The mask  and the package itself had lots of leftover serum that I applied on my hands and legs. Infact when I first removed the mask from the package, it was dripping with serum and I think I ripped open the package a little harder so some of the serum leaked all over my hands, dress and on the floor. Even after  I had  applied it on my face , the mask was still dripping serum all over my neck and dress. Overall a great mask with loads of serum packed into it and though I liked it a lot I did not like the smell. It had a medicinal like scent that I was not fond of. But I still enjoyed my experience with this fun , colorful tiger mask.

MIRUM FRESH FRUIT AVOCADO REAL NATURE MASK

My least favourite mask in this group. Unfortunately as the name suggests there was nothing natural about this mask. It smelled awful and burned a lot on my skin when applied. The smell was very chemical like and though I could have put up with it. When I applied the mask on my face , my skin started burning and I thought I should give it some time but even after 5 minutes it was still irritating so finally I removed the mask. I was very disappointed with this mask as I love avocado.  Maybe it just did not suit my skin type.  The packaging looks clean and the mask was thick but lightweight and the serum was nice too , not sticky.
Apart from this mask I enjoyed the other 3 items included. Thank you so much skin18.com!

Skin18.com is an amazing natural korean skincare website based in Hong Kong and they frequently run great offers , cash back coupons, freebies ,discounts and giveaways! They ship internationally to 60 different countries.Click here to check them out! And I am sure you will love it.

Covergirl Fast & Fresh 

I received the new Covergirl Supersizer Fibers Mascara and Clean Matte BB Cream from Bzzagent for review. #GotItFree 

COVERGIRL Super Sizer Fibers Mascara

With eyelashes this bold, prepare to accept compliments and spread the word.

  • 400% volume + length for full, fanned out lashes
  • Finds and transforms even small lashes
  • Carbon black fiber-extend effect formula with built-in fibers for a false lash extension effect.

COVERGIRL Clean Matte BB Cream

This multi-tasking, lightweight cream is part primer, part foundation and part shine-free protection.

  • Provides the perfect amount of coverage to even skin tone, hide blemishes and keep you shine free all day
  • Oil-free, Won’t clog pores
  • Suitable for sensitive skin

The mascara gives me bold, beautiful and glamorous lashes and the small bristles on the brush catches even the smallest of my lashes.  It is easy to apply and remove – I  simply wash it off at the end of the day with my cleanser. The matte cream goes on smooth and evenly and gives me a blemish-free matte look that is just perfect for summer. It stays on longer  and is oil-free so it is great for my acne prone skin. It does not clog my pores nor does it make them look larger. I am simply impressed with this combo’s performance and they come at a really affordable price tag. Thank you Covergirl and Bzzagent for this opportunity!