Five hair and skin benefits of Argan Oil by Beth Martel | First contributor to Simple Beauty by Finn W blog

Friday, March 17, 2017

Annyeong, Everyone~
Oh how I missed my blog! School is getting hectic...I surely can't wait for May to come, thats when all the assignments are due so I can enjoy and get back to blogging as usual. I have quite a number of reviews to catch up *gasp*

This blog post is a first to this blog. The lovely Beth Martel of reached out to me recently to contribute a content to this blog.

The section below is a write up by Beth herself.


There are so many oils that benefit you in different ways. However, the oil I am going to talk about is not some ordinary oil that good for only one or two purposes. It is a magical elixir that is like the ultimate solution to all the issues you have related to hair and skin. With it by your side, you do not need to spend lots of money on products for hair and skincare.
It is a Moroccan organic oil that has all pros and no cons. It is like a trending oil in the present among makeup artists, hairstylists and even celebrities. Here are some of the great benefits of this oil after reading which you will feel like it can be your life-saver:

1. Tones the Skin Perfectly:
Argan oil is full of anti-oxidants that bring the natural glow of the skin back. It not only makes the tone more even but also helps to get rid of any bumps and blemishes in the process. For best results, you can add it to green tea and store it in a spray bottle for daily use.

2. Revamps hands and feet completely:
Argan oil is best for getting rid of brittle nails. Massage your hands and feet entirely with lukewarm oil and covering them with gloves and socks before you go to bed. This will not only make the nails stronger and infection-free but also help the hardened skin and corns to get softer.

3. Repairs Damaged Hair While Acting as a Styling Agent:
It is mainly used as styling agent for hairdos. However, the best part is it revamps your hair entirely while you have it on your hair as a mere shiner which does not even make your hair greasy. Therefore, it would make the perfect hair oil for those who are never ready to let their hair stay greasy at all.

4. Best for Treating Dry Lips:
Dry and cracked lips can become a permanent problem if not treated with something that makes a permanent difference in the long run. Unlike other lips balms, argan oil makes the lips naturally softer with every use and helps them get rid of the dead skin. It also preserves the natural colour of the lips. For quick results, you can add brown sugar to it for exfoliation.

5. Say Goodbye to Hardened Skin and Brittle Nails of Hands and Feet:
Everybody dreams of beautiful hands and feet with smooth skin and shining nails. With argan oil by your side, you have a solution for treating your hands and feet in the best possible way. A daily massage on your hands and feet can help you get rid of easily broken nails and hardened skin both at the same time. For quick results, make sure you leave the oil overnight and let it settle in the skin well.

About Beth Martel

This post was written by Beth Martel. She is a mother of two, a medical professional and a humanitarian. She blogs at Check out the three best hair oils that will bring the lost health and volume of your hair back.

I am not an avid user of Argan Oil but I agree that Argan Oil is the solution to dryness!

Thank you, dear Beth for providing this useful information of Argan Oil to this blog and my blog readers!

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Ilpumsong Goback Mask Review (Courtesy of MiniB Beauty) | Finn W

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Annyeong, Everyone~
I won a box of Ilpumsong Goback Mask sheet on a Instagram giveaway which was hosted by @minibbeauty

In exchange of winning the prize, I've collaborated with MiniB Beauty to provide my honest review about the mask.

Description (taken from BuyKorea)

You can see a remarkable change in your skin due to the stronger anti-aging effect. / Pine needles' essence that has antioxidant effacement covers up for your skin texture, improves your wrinkles, and makes you look younger.

Even more than that, this is a premium mask applying a three-dimensional solution that soothes sensitive skin as well as adds enough energy and moisture and moisturizes your skin.

In short, the claims are to improve skin texture, anti-aging, antioxidant, prevent wrinkles, soothe and moisturize skin.

The box comes with a set of 5 mask sheets. Another info of the mask that I found on MiniB Beauty's website (source) is that the mask is made with Environmental Working Group ( approved green ingredients. The masks contain ZERO Synthetic Fragrance, Synthetic Colors, Mineral Oils, Silicon Oils and also NO Parabens.

About Ilpumsong

I check out the masks brand's website at and found out more information. Here are what I found:

- Ilpumsong products are against animal testing
- Their products contain 0% of Paraben, Phenoxyethenol, Mineral Oils, Synthetic Colors, Synthetic Fragrance, PEG, Silicone Oil, Dimethicone and Cyclomethicone
- The brand's star ingredient is PINE NEEDLE OIL which is used to accelerate skin regeneration and provide whitening effects
- and Ilpumsong also has been awarded with The World Luxury Brand Awards and Consumer Power Hit Awards

I have used the Ilpumsong Goback Masks two times before proceeding with this review. I featured the masks in my February 2017 sheet mask empties on my Instgram @fnn_w

Spoiler: I love the mask!

The packaging looks simple but I like it and it has that 'clean' and 'love the Earth' feeling.


It is fully written in Hangul/Korean language at the back. I asked MiniB Beauty for translation of the ingredients and here they are:

No 국문전성분명 영문전성분명
1 정제수 Water
2 메칠프로판디올 Methylpropanediol 
3 글리세린 Glycerin
4 1,2-헥산디올 1,2-Hexanediol
5 트레할로스 Trehalose
6 부틸렌글라이콜 Butylene Glycol
7 베타인 Betaine
8 녹차추출물 Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract  
9 연꽃추출물 Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract 
10 효모발효여과물 Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate 
11 소듐하이알루로네이트 Sodium Hyaluronate
12 소나무잎추출물 Pinus Densiflora Leaf Extract
13 하이드롤라이즈드하이알루로닉애씨드 Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid
14 베르가모트열매오일 Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil
15 라벤더오일 Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil 
16 서양장미꽃추출물 Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract
17 베타-글루칸 Beta-Glucan
18 카프릴릴글라이콜 Caprylyl Glycol
19 해당화추출물 Rosa Rugosa Flower Extract
20 홍화추출물 Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Flower Extract
21 작약꽃추출물 Paeonia Albiflora Flower Extract
22 팔마로사오일 Cymbopogon Martini Oil
23 팔미토일트리펩타이드-5 Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5
24 하이드롤라이즈드콜라겐 Hydrolyzed Collagen
25 감초추출물 Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract
26 검은깨추출물 Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Extract
27 고삼추출물 Sophora Flavescens Root Extract
28 당귀추출물 Angelica Gigas Root Extract
29 라케모사승마뿌리추출물 Cimicifuga Racemosa Root Extract
30 상백피추출물 Morus Alba Bark Extract
31 상황버섯추출물 Phellinus Linteus Extract
32 작약추출물 Paeonia Lactiflora Root Extract
33 하수오추출물 Polygonum Multiflorum Root Extract
34 황금추출물 Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract
35 에칠헥실글리세린 Ethylhexylglycerin
36 캐모마일꽃오일 Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil
37 장미꽃오일 Rose Flower Oil 
38 덱스트린 Dextrin
39 알지닌 Arginine  
40 칼슘카보네이트 Calcium Carbonate
41 하이드로제네이티드레시틴 Hydrogenated Lecithin 
42 하이드록시프로필메칠셀룰로오스 Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose  
43 알란토인 Allantoin
44 피피지-2-데세스-12 PPG-2-Deceth-12
45 아데노신 Adenosine
46 잔탄검 Xanthan Gum

Ingredients to note: (not in order)

- There are alot of natural extracts, I love seeing them in products! There are quite an amount of Leaf Extracts, Flower Extracts, Fruit Oil, Flower Oil, Seed Oil, Root Extracts
- Its star ingredient which is PINE is listed 12th
- There is also Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, a peptide to retain skin moisture and Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate which is a fermented ingredient that contains natural amino acids, vitamins and anti-oxdiants (though the percentage amount is not stated)
- Betaine and Adenosine are known for its anti-aging benefits
- Allantoin for skin moisturizing
- Arginnie is a form of Amino Acid which heals to repair and clear skin
- Sodium Hyaluronate and Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid for moisturizing dry skin
- Hydrolyzed Collagen for skin elasticity

Material, Essence, Scent

Material: Thin almost transparent tencel-type, the kind of thinness that allows your flaws to peek through

Essence: clear, thick, almost like a gelly

Scent: has a nice plant herbal smell, which I assumed is the smell of a Pine. I love smells like this and in fact I have a Pine-scented room spray. The smell is not ovewhelming to me.


- The eye loops are a bit wide
- Short nose part
- The fit is good to me anyway cause there are not much excess on the edges and the adherence is good
- the mask is very saturated with essence

My Thoughts and The Mask's Effects

The first time I had it on for 40+ minutes and it still stayed wet especially on the cheeks area and when I squeezed out the essence, there were a plenty which can be enough to slather on my whole body.

The second time I had it on for 30 minutes, still, it was wet and I could've had it on longer but the center areas (forehead, nose, above lip and chin) were already dried up.

In terms of moisturizing...

After massaging in the essence, it leaves a sticky finish that lasted quite awhile, probably an hour or so then the stickiness dissipates and you can layer an additional moisturizer.

My skin type is dehydrated oily but it has been balanced but still oily recently. I find that this mask is highly highly moisturizing that I can even skip my forthcoming skincare steps and just finish my routine after using the mask! and even when I needed an extra moisturizer, I only need to apply one layer and my face will be moisturized and hydrated throughout the night. I think this mask will be able to replenish dry skin types too.


As a person with an acne prone skin, the mask fortunately did not break me out nor give me any tingling or irritation.

Other notable effects...

Since it is a super moisturizing mask, it leaves that obvious after sheetmask glow complexion, my skin is brightened too and becomes more elastic/bouncy. On my pimples, it look soothed after using the mask.

I can't say anything about 'improving wrinkles' since I do not have any heavy ones but I am sure my skin benefited from its anti-aging and antioxidant goodness.

There are things to watch out for this mask. Since it was highly moisturizing for me and leaves a sticky finish, it can be clogging especially if you have an easily clogged skin like mine.

Other than the above, there is nothing bad to say about this mask! I love it and definitely saving the remaining 3 masks for future use.

Will I Purchase?

Oh I definitely will! And I also would definitely recommend this amazing mask to others since it doesn't really have dangerous ingredients and it gives great effects.

Where to Buy?

It is listed that it is USD 15 for a box of 5 sheet masks at their official website
HERE this the direct product link. I think that the price is reasonable (around USD 3/one piece) since it is made with safe ingredients and recognized by awards.

For more information you can head over to Ilpumsong's website that is stated above.

Thank you MiniB Beauty for this wonderful mask!

Do check out MiniB Beauty's website as well at and follow them on Instagram @minibbeauty for exciting giveaways and tips on Korean beauty!

No affiliate links involved. Product is provided to me by MiniB Beauty in exchange for my honest review. My reviews and experiences are honest and true.

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Etude House Bubble Tea Sleeping Pack Strawberry Review | Cute on the outside but not on the inside

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Annyeong, Everyone~
Before I proceed with my review, I just want to state a disclaimer.
I won't be blogging as often now that I am back to school.
I might get on hiatus for a few months again until the semester break.
I wish everyone will have a great day everyday!
I will definitely miss blogging and don't worry, I will be back on track during the holidays

This cute item from Etude House was released in early 2016 if I remember correctly. Every time Etude House releases new products, I always feel that I needed to get my hands on them. The brand has a special place in my heart, it is the first brand that got me stuck into Kbeauty.

This sleeping mask comes in 3 flavors which are Green Tea, Black Tea and Strawberry. All of them sounds delicious right!

What It Is

The bubble tea sleeping pack makes skin moisturized and elastic during the night with its compound of black tea gel and moisture capsule bubbles.

How to Apply

1. Using the spatula, dispense gel and 1-2 bubbles onto the palm.
2. Gently rupture the bubbles with the spatula onto the palm and rub with the fingers to mix the bubbles and pack.
3. Evenly apply on skin in a massaging motion to promote absorption into skin.
4. Leave it on overnight, and then wash off with lukewarm water the next morning.
Tips! Use only gel depending on the condition of skin. For better moisturizing effect, mix the gel with 1-2 bubbles.

I luckily won myself the strawberry variant in a Instagram giveaway.

The main claims of the Strawberry are:

Clearing Skin
Skin Vitality
Elastic Skin



Ingredients to note:

Alcohol Denat - 5th in list if you have concerns

Sodium Hyaluronate - 7th on list. A sibling of Hyaluronic Acid which is for moisturizing.

Agar - to build its viscosity. I don't have a good feeling about this one for skincare. this substance is used as a thickener for foods which is why I am dubious to put it on my face.

There are about 4 colorants/pigments to make up the color which are HC Yellow No. 4, Red and Black Iron Oxide and Red 227. I don't like the idea of having synthetic colors on my acne prone skin.

There are only THREE main extracts which are from Strawberry, Cloudberry seed and Lemon. These three fruits contain Vitamin C which is effective for skin brightening.


The jar is hard plastic and you twist the cap to open. It has a white lid inside to prevent spillage which is nice. Product is 100g/100ml.

There is a holder for the spatula on one side of the jar.


The texture looks delicious like a strawberry smoothie ain't it?

Texture: Thick, gelly type, not runny, spreads easily.
Color: light pink
Scent: it definitely has a sweet light strawberry scent but artificial. At first I thought it smelt plastic-y. The smell doesn't linger after application.


First Demonstration

After massaging it on the skin, it leaves a bit of a sticky finish. The stickiness does't take long to dissipates and the final finish is matte. You can definitely layer an additional moisturizer if you'd like. Above demonstration is the texture for the plain gelly itself without the boba.

Second Demonstration

It is said that the moisture capsule bubbles or the boba contains more moisturizing ingredients but I find that it is just the same as the gelly.

The bobas are mostly sited at the bottom so you have to use the long spoon to take it out. Once you do, you crush them first before massaging it onto skin. THEY ARE HELLA SPLIPPERY to crush with the spoon so it is better to crush them with just your powerful hands. I notice that it is hard to crush them into very smaller pieces so I just massaged it onto my skin, it will melt and absorb into the skin anyway without leaving any residues.

My Thoughts

Straight forwardly saying, IT IS NOT MOISTURIZING AT ALL for me and IT BREAKS ME OUT. I suspect that the coloring ingredients made me to break out and also agar and probably also the lack of natural extracts, just my suspicion. There are only three fruit extracts and probably their vitamin C content are not enough to provide even a little bit of brightening because I do not notice any brightening as well.

About the Bobas

Clearing skin? Vitality? Elasticity? None at all! Despite that I only used it a few times because it broke me out, I do not think that it gave me the 'claimed' effects. I proceed to apply the product on my normal skin type body, which fortunately works fine and a little bit moisturizing but when I applied it on my feet which is like the driest part of my body, it didn't moisturize at all and I feel like I did not apply any moisturizer.

My Final Thoughts

Overall, it is a major lackluster product, it barely do anything to me. It smells plastic-y, contains artificial colorants, doesn't contain much great ingredients, not moisturizing enough and it breaks me out. It is just gimmicky in my opinion.

I prefer using products that contains ZERO colorants from now on because I feel like products that have them break me out.

I don't think I would want to recommend this product to others. You can't just ask people to use a product that contains colorants and a weird thickener, can't you?

I got the sleeping mask in a giveaway prize but here are a few sites where you can get them in case if you'd like to collect the cute milk tea like packaging, but of course if anything happens to your skin after using this product IT WON'T BE MY RESPONSIBILITY.

Where to Purchase?

USD 13.20 at Etude House Official (direct link)
USD 11.80 at W2beauty*
Check out my Discounts page for coupon code!
USD 8.73 at StyleKorean*

Links marked with * are affiliate links

I got the product as a prize

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Elizavecca Milkypiggy Hell-Pore Clean Up Mask Review | Painful peel off mask ever? Fail!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Annyeong, Everyone~
I think many or some of you have heard or seen this product before. It is a peel off mask that people claimed to be the most painful peel off mask that they've ever tried~
but that is not the case for me.
I am a Superwoman

I've wanted to try this because of the ~craze~ and also I want to see if it will work on my clogged pores or not. I luckily managed to snatch this from Jolse for only USD 5, that time when they had a special sale. The original price at Jolse right now is USD 10.38.

I have been using this for a couple of times now so it is already appropriate for me to share my thoughts on this product.

What It Is

It contains 4% charcoal that can help to clean pores, remove impurities and
kin metabolites with strongly absorbed effect and leave shrink perfect clean skin,
Elizavecca hell-pore clean up mask contains licensed fermentation ingredients hat make the easy effective pore clean up product

Period of use after opening is 12 months

~ Alcohol is listed 3rd
 ~ Polyvinyl Alcohol is listed 4th
~ Charcoal powder is listed 5th. Good to detox and cleanse the skin from impurities.
~ There are about 11 of botanical extracts which is nice and they are listed in the middle

I love the art on the tube! it looks bright, lively and the blackheads (????) look cute too! They may be suffering from misfortunes but they are still cute.


Texture: a bit thick and sticky, but not so sticky like honey. Should spread on face fast because it will set and started to dry fairly quickly. It spread easily

Scent: very strong alcohol smell. if you are sensitive to alcohol, you won't like this one. I think the smell can be stinging for sensitive people. The smell dissipates once it started to dry.

Color: there are black bits, some may think that it is grainy but it is NOT AT ALL. it lies flat. I have no idea what the bits are.

Time: it dries fully within ~15 minutes depending on the environment. It tightens the face while it dries but to me it doesn't feel so tightened that I suffocated. It is advised that if you have sensitive skin, you should only use it on the nose.

Make sure do not apply the mask on your eyebrows~ unless if you want to be browless.

Tip: do not apply it very thinly or else you will have a hard time peeling them off. Apply a bit thicker.

My Thoughts

The mask doesn't give me a 'one-time peel off' experience, some parts of the mask got cut off and I have to peel them pieces by pieces. It is okay since the pieces are big and not small ones which can be tiring.

It wasn't painful for me til an extend that I gritted my teeth. If I gritted my teeth or shed a tear then it is painful at the least. Maybe I have quite a strong skin tolerance so thats why the peel off experience wasn't painful at all.

After peel off, I always look whats on the mask, what did it grabbed and such....

Did it grab fine hairs? Nope...

What about pores' gunks/sebaceous filaments? Nope either....

Blackheads? I don't think it is strong for them

Clogged pores? Not effective for this either

THEN WHAT DID IT GRAB???? I don't find it extracting anything that is major. When I looked at the peeled mask, I couldn't spot anything that is disgusting like how most peel off masks always extract the nasty stuffs

I think it only grabs the intangible dead skin and impurities thats been lying on the face AND if you have an acne with a white head, the mask will suck out the white puss, which contributes to healing of the acne. It does leave scarring (what can you expect from an acne?) but it just helps to heal the acne faster. I think this is a good method to treat the pussy (I MEAN PUSS OK PUSS) acne without extracting them harshly or picking them.

After peel off and observing the layer, my face feels soft, clean and it doesn't dry out my face too much. I use this peel off mask at least once a week. The product doesn't break me out nor irritate my skin.

Will I Repurchase?

It doesn't really do anything big to me so NO. I wanted a clarifying peel off mask that is strong enough to extract the gunks in the pores, my blackheads and also clogged pores. This mask unfortunately did not do any of them. However I find that it would be a good non-harsh peel off mask if you don't have pore problems, just to exfoliate the dead skin and impurities.

Where to Purchase?

USD 10.38 + free shipping at Jolse (direct product page)

USD 7.52 + total weight shipping to country at StyleKorean* (direct product page)*

links marked with * are affiliate links

Product was bought with my own money.

Thank you for reading~ Will you be getting this peel off mask? What are your experiences with this product?

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[Jolse] Wish Formula Special Kit Review by Finn W Part 3

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Annyeong, Everyone~
For Part 1, you can read about it here: [Jolse] Wish Formula Special Kit Review by Finn W Part 1

***Products were sent by Jolse in exchange for my honest review. My thoughts and experiences are true and my review is unbiased.

In this post I am going to review Wish Formula I'm Pro Ampoule Pad C, it is a 'pad' for brightening, anti-oxidation and boost skin vitality.

Ingredients to highlight:

Ascorbic Acid - the strongest form of Vitamin C, is listed 2nd. You can expect some strong brightening and spot lightening effect due to its position and the ingredient itself. It can also revitalise skin.

There are a couple of plant extracts for antioxidant. 

Retinyl Palmitate - a form of Vitamin A, it can benefit the skin with its anti-aging.

Other anti-aging ingredient in it is Wine Extract.

Ferments - Mistletoe, Saccharomyces/Imperata Cylindrica Root, Soybean. They supply nutrients to skin.

Alcohol is listed 4th.

The product contains one pad that is saturated with orange/brown essence, which explains the orangey color of the pad. One side of the pad features a band to slip in your fingers to massage and tap in the essence.

The other side is where you pat or message in the essence to your face and neck.

My Thoughts

The essence is orange/brown in color, watery and smells like cappuccino/coffee to me, it didn't smell like oranges. The smell also lingered after application and while waiting for 20~30 minutes before proceeding to my next skincare step because it is sticky. If you don't like caffeine/coffee smell, you can pass on this one. Only after 20~30 minutes until the stickiness ended, I can layer my next moisturizer.

The pad immediately gives a brightening effect and glowing skin. My skin looked revitalized and awake.

I actually save the pad for a few times application because I want to see if it will help to reduce my acne scars but unfortunately it didn't. It is probably because regular use is needed and the Ascorbic Acid is listed 2nd in the ingredient. It is still high but my acne scars seem to lighten better and faster when the Ascorbic Acid is listed first in the ingredients list. I used the pad for a total of three times.

One time I used it during the day and I think it clogged my skin, since it leaves a sticky finish and my skin lies a bit on the oilier side during the day.

I also noticed that the pad did a good job in cleansing dirts on the face after washing because I noticed some dirts on the pad.

My Final Thoughts

Overall it is a good pad for immediate brightening, glowing, healthy and revitalized skin effect. I think the pad would be great for travels too. This pad might benefit for those who have Dull skin.

Will I Purchase?

I don't really like the coffee smell but I think it would be handy if I look like a zombie and want to turn that into human-looking me. I might purchase at some point.

Where to Buy?

USD 3.81/pc at Jolse (direct product page) + free shipping
USD 18.68/10pc at Jolse (direct product page) + free shipping

and continuation for Wish Formula samples review....

Wish Formula Fermented Oil-Free Moisturizing Lotion (Oil-free Moisturizer for oily & sensitive skin)

White thick non-runny gallopy texture, has somekind of artificial smell, spreads easily and leaves skin moisturized and plump. The finish is a bit sticky and leaves a bit of greasy residue, it obviously doesn't feel 'oil-free' to me. I used this one time during the day and I still have oil production. Won't be getting the full size. I think it would suit dry skin better.

Thank you Jolse x Wish Formula!
stay tuned for Part 4 of my Wish Formula Special Kit review series!

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