[REVIEW] Suoleh Love Me White Cream | 슈오레 러브 미 화이트 크림

Saturday, August 27, 2016

The newly launched Korean cosmetics brand, Suoleh gifted me their Filling In Love Body Scrub, Love Me White Cream and Skin Renewal Milk Choc Cream 2 weeks ago. I am honored to be able to test out products by this lovely new brand. They only have these 3 products to date. Illustrations on each and every of the product boxes are really pretty. Filling In Love has somekind of trippy feel to it, while the Love Me White Cream has a girly vibe and the Skin Renewal Milk Choc Cream has this 'Goddess' feel due to the light gold + white color, haha. Not only their boxes are pretty, but the actual products are pretty as well. I love all of their looks!

I've been asked to do a review on the Love Me White Cream first. It is an immediate-whitening kind of product.

Pretty girlish box!!!!

Cream has a content of 70ml

Can't find English description on their website at all. Thankfully theres English description and instruction on the pretty pink box!!!! I hope you guys are able to see the white texts ><

Heres what it says;
"This white cream gives immediate tone up and brightening effect on your skin with certified whitening ingredient complex, hydrates the skin and visibly improves its clarity by reducing the appearance of dark skin.
Achieve comprehensive skin protection against skin pollution and sensitiveness. This cypress water and skin purifying ingredients protect and relieve sensitive skin leaving the complexion looking more even-toned and healthy with soothing water formula."

[How to use]
Apply on the entire face softly at the last step of skincare. Use this for your body as well as on face whenever you want to make it bright.

Ingredients list in English. I know white texts on light pink layout can be difficult to read >< its hard for me to read too. I hope you guys are okay with reading the ingredients list without causing any eyestrain! Its too long for me to type.

Theres quite a combination of acids, fruit extracts, botanicals and natural oils. I want to be diligent with my ingredients research and listing the highlighted ingredients but I'm afraid that I don't have some spare time for it now.

I might be making changes to this blog post when I finally have the time to analyse the ingredients.

MFG and EXP date on the bottom of the box. I like it when the dates are printed on the box than on the actual product. I can easily see the dates without having to open the box and search it on the product ----- this is a hard case for me when buying products from stores, the boxes too are sometimes sealed with stickers and plastic.

Light pleasant ginger smell. I am totally fine with ginger smelling stuffs. The smell of this cream makes me crave for an ice cold ginger ale drink.

White lightweight cream, spreads easily, lightly moisturizing and hydrating, not drying for my oily skin, doesn't leave white casts. I think it absorbs fairly well into the skin, it doesn't feel like it is lying on top of the skin and ofcourse, it did give an instant whitening effect and evens out skin tone. The whitening effect isn't too overwhelming and obvious, it appears natural. I applied the cream on the last step of my skincare routine.

Comparison with and without Suoleh Love Me White Cream

I actually did patch testing last weekend prior to using this product on my entire face(I posted about it in my IG story) ---- I didn't actually fulfill on using this product on my whole face. My patch test only lasted for 2 days, and theres a reason to that. Firstly, I applied the cream on my neck and also my whole body. No breakouts on my neck, good. The next day, I started to apply it on my forehead and still applying it on my whole body. I like the fact that my body skin tone has appeared a bit lighter. But then the next morning, I noticed a few weird red small bumps on my skin >< it was on my arm and thighs.

Left pic is my left thigh, right pic is my right arm.
It looked like small pimples and mosquito bites??>< The area around it was itchy too, I tried not to scratch it. I rarely experience this kind of development on my body, I am happy to say that my body has zero skin troubles. It appeared ever since I started using the Love Me White Cream. I knew that it might/is the cause of it, my usual body moisturizer don't give me any irritation.
It may be only a few spots but I choose to immediately stop using it before it gets any worse.

After noticing the spots on my body, I also noticed that I received a pimple breakout on my right temple (I stated above that I did a patch testing on my forehead. I'm not sure if doing a patch test on a forehead sounds weird but I choose to do it there first instead of half of my face because pimples/acne can be easily seen on the area. You don't look at people sideways, don't you? Haha).

Its been almost a week since I stopped using the cream, the spots have disappeared now.

Since it has a long ingredients list, I suspect that some of the ingredients can be irritants. I can be a bit conscious when it comes to products with long list of ingredients.

Final Thoughts
Its a pretty looking cream, it does what it claims, to provide instant whitening and evening out skin tone. Not so much on the hydration side, but its not drying either. Its just unfortunate for me that it irritates my skin. The whitening effect is just temporary, it fades after washing off. I'm unsure if it will make any difference in the skin tone after prolong use.

Now that I won't be continue using it, I might just give it away to my mom. I hope it won't irritate her face and helps to improve her pigmentation.

My rating

Will I recommend?
Everyone's skin is different, this product may not work for me but it might work well on other individual. If you are looking for an instant whitening cream without being too exaggerating, you can get this cream, and providing if you are okay with light ginger scent!

Where to purchase?
If you are in Korea, you can make direct purchases from the official Suoleh website at www.suoleh.com 
If you are international and wanted to buy this product, you can opt for a Korean personal shopper service and have it delivered to your place.

The cream currently costs 18,000₩, originally 22,000₩.
Suoleh Filling In Love Body Scrub - currently 14,000₩ (originally 28,000₩).
Suoleh Skin Renewal Milk Choc Cream - currently 22,000₩ (originally 28,000₩).

For more information about Suoleh Korea, head over to their official website at www.Suoleh.com. Do show some support for this brand by checking out their Instagram page as well: @Suoleh

Thank you, Suoleh for giving me the opportunity to try out your products! I wish your brand will grow well in the future and have lots and lots of new products!ヾ(@^▽^@)ノ Do stay tuned for my reviews on the body scrub and skin renewal cream!

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[REVIEW] Wish Formula C450 & C200 Bubble Peeling Pads

Friday, August 12, 2016

3 days left to school. NOOOOOOOOO.

Hi, everyone! Happy Friday! Today I am going to do reviews on Wish Formula (Korean brand) bubble peeling pads, C450 is for the body and C200 for the face. I won their giveaway event and Wish Formula sent these as gifts and for review purposes. This might be my last post(or not) before I get busy with school life...

I actually already did first impression reviews on these on my Instagram last month. I will copy paste my review below.

Let me describe about the bubble peeling pads first. These pads are a dual peeling system with Fermented Peeling Pad & Solution (Patent) to remove skin impurities and dead skin cells. Both pads for face and body contains fermented botanical extracts to deeply penetrate into skin after exfoliation for brightened and glowing skin. They are designed to work as Professional Spa Program (Body/Face Peel + Vitamin treatment) but yet easy for everyone to use at home.

The bubble peeling pads have 2 sides, front part (with label) is for tapping in the vitamin contents inside the pads on the skin and the back part (exfoliation) is for massaging the face or body. Pictures to come below. Both peeling pads have similar ingredients content. Each pads can get up to 2 to 3 uses, and to be used once or twice a week.

Just for a heads up, both peeling pads have such delightful lemon-citrusy scent that I love! The scent isn't overwhelming. Since I have used up the 'bubble'/actual vitamin that is stored in the peeling pad itself, I am unable to show you guys how it is like, but the bubble is white and foamy~

Wish Formula C450 Bubble Peeling Pad (for body) Review

The front part to tap the vitamin into skin after exfoliating and the band is used for gripping while exfoliating the body~ size for the bubble peeling pad for body is bigger than for the face, it is oval in shaped.

The back (exfoliating) part~

For more photos such as before and after use, go to HERE (direct product link).

Review copied from Instagram:

"💙 Received the C450 Bubble Peeling Pad from @wishformula in exchange for an honest review. It is a body peel + vitamin treatment in a sponge form that has 2 sides; for exfoliating and soft pad to pat the essence into skin.🍋 Has a non-overwhelming lemony scent that I really like. Applied on damp, the exfoliating pad did a good job in grabbing the impurities thats been lying on my skin, so ew and satisfying at the same time, rinsed off and leaves my body clean. 🍊 the con? It felt like I was scaling my body. It wasn't too harsh but I still can feel the 'sharp' sensation; sensitive and thin skin should consider using this product or try to use it slowly and gently. Glad that theres no redness. 💛 No instant glowing nor brightening effect for me, it can be used a few times so I can find that out later. Emphasized ingredients: Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Polyglutamic Acid, AHA, Organic-7 and Fermented Extract Complex-3."

Final thoughts:

I managed to get only 2 uses from the body bubble peeling pad. I like how it managed to grab impurities from my body effectively, its a bit gross but satisfying at the same time. I feel that my body is cleaner. I didn't really observe brightening and glowing effects on my body, nor it felt softer and smooth, just feeling cleaner. Still going to complain about the 'sharp sensation', I don't like it when it feels like it is shredding off my skin like a cheese grater *a bit exaggerating* so....I don't think I want to try this again nor purchasing it, eventhough my skin isn't that sensitive, it pains me. Additionally, I can't be aggressive with these exfoliating pads.

My rating:

Wish Formula C200 Bubble Peeling Pad (for face) Review

Bubble peeling pad for the face is smaller and cuter in size, it is round in shape.

For size comparison~

For more photos including promotional videos, before and after photos etc, go to HERE (direct product link).

Review copied from Instagram:

"💛 C200 Bubble Peeling Pad by @wishformula claims to remove skin impurities and dead skin on the face's surface while giving Pure Vitamin C 200mg and Fermented Botanical Extract for brightening and glowing effects⭐Didn't notice any visible impurities while using probably because my face was already clean after using cleansing oil🌟Left my skin feeling smooth and velvety! Has a non-overwhelming lemony scent that I love. Noticed some brightening and glowing effects too🍋The con? Again, it felt like I was scaling my face. Its not painful when I swipe gently and slowly, but sometimes to get the most of exfoliation, you just want to massage and do circular motions, my skin isn't sensitive but it pains me. Sensitive skin and bumpy acne skin might want to consider using this, it might hurt the acne🍊thank goodness theres no breakouts, redness and irritation. I like the effects that it gave me but I doubt that I'll purchase it, if only the exfoliating part was less harsh and gentle🔔"

Final thoughts:

This bubble peeling pad for the face particularly made my skin felt fresh, clean, soft, smoother and brighter after use, you know the kind of soft that makes you don't wanna stop touching your face. I managed to get 3 uses for this one, just like the bubble peeling pad for the body, I noticed that this one did a good job in grabbing impurities as well.

I am not going to purchase both as I prefer a gentler exfoliation method like sugar face scrub, gommage peeling etc.

My rating:

Will I recommend?
Well if your skin is strong with this kind of exfoliation method, why not. Just be sure to be slow and not aggressive at first, in case if any irritation will occur.

Where to purchase?
I am not sure since the official Wish Formula website only has Korean version and no English page, but you can make it easier to buy by asking a Korean personal shopper to get them for you and ship them to your place.

I can't find the prices on the website either ;~;

For more information on Wish Formula and their products, head over to their official website at www.wishformula.com. Their products packaging look scientific, I am interested in venturing their other products!

Thank you, Wish Formula for given me the chance to try these out!٩(^‿^)۶

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Another month calls for another empties conclusion. Lets immediately get on into it~

Kerasys Moisturizing Shampoo - just an okay shampoo for me, my hair doesn't feel so frizzy and dry so I think it really does moisturizes it. Smells like typical lightly scented shampoo, not the kind of smell that makes me want to sniff more but it was alright. Claims to reduce hair loss but I am still having issues with hair loss....sigh. The only complain that I have with this kind of Kerasys shampoo packaging is that it is hard to dispense, eventhough the opening is big (which sometimes resulted in too much shampoo coming out), the body just needs an extra effort to squeeze out. I think I won't repurchase due to the packaging. Kerasys shampoo is easy to get at Guardian or Supasave stores, they are affordable.

SNP 98% Soothing Aloe Vera Gel - efficient soothing capabilities on the body but not much on the face. I remembered I had a little red irritation on my arm, I splattered the gel on it and the redness disappeared in just a few minutes. it doesn't soothe my face pimples however....weird. moisturizing capability is okay for my face (oily skin) but not moisturizing enough for my body (normal skin type). contains green beads that dissolves with massage, smells like perfumed aloe. not so great so I won't repurchase. bought this from Sasa Kuching.

Simple Clear Skin Oil Balancing Exfoliating Wash - I used this as a scrub, took forever to empty this one(2 years) since I use it twice a week, I skipped using when my face is irritated, afraid that the beads will irritate my skin further. This is a gentle exfoliating wash, the cleanser is clear gel that has tiny micro-beads, the beads weren't harsh considering that it is accompanied with a gel cleanser and dissolves with massage(and water). left skin feeling clean and not stripped. At first I thought that it works great in fading my redness and blemishes but after awhile of using it, it doesn't do that anymore, I also get bored with it (but I dislike wasting so I finished it). Nothing amazing, won't repurchase. You can easily get this from Guardian stores.

Cosrx BHA Skin Returning A-Sol - REVIEWED. does nothing great to me, won't repurchase.

Guardian Cherry Blossom hand cream - REVIEWED. I need better moisturization and hydration power for my hands, won't repurchase.

Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam - REVIEWED. Does a great job in removing impurities and such but doesn't help much in controlling acne. Won't repurchase.

Innisfree The Green Tea Seed Serum - REVIEWED. Mini bottle size but I'm happy while using this, will purchase sometime in the future.

TheFaceShop Jeju Aloe 99% Fresh Soothing Gel - not sure about soothing capabilities since I never tried this to soothe my pimples or anything, I used this as a body moisturizer instead. It leaves my body moisturized, hydrated and soft! smells heavenly like perfumed aloe. will repurchase. the local thefaceshop stores sell these for only BND 9.90 for a tub of 300ml!!!!

Secret Key Black Out Pore Clean Remover - bought this in hopes for it to decrease the size of my stubborn pores. Used this as a toner and also I poured some on a cotton pad and leave on on targeted areas for about 10~ minutes. Smells citrusy and fresh, left my face feeling clean, soft, moisturized and cooled! I like the cooling sensation, this kind of 'toner' definitely suits with the summer weather here. However I don't see any drastic changes in my pores' appearance, won't repurchase sadly.

Eyelab Cosmetics Wish 100 Ampoules(Vita Tox, Mada-Centella & Micro-Hyaluronate) - REVIEWED. Previously did reviews on these, just read about my thoughts on thr blog post.

I hope everyone is going to have a splendid August ahead! It is roughly a week left until semester break finishes....I do not want to go back to college just yet but at the same time I want it to pass by quickly because it is going to be my LAST SEMESTER before I graduate!!!! OMGGG

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[REVIEW] Eyelab Cosmetics Wish 100 Ampoules

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Eyelab Cosmetics is a company specializing in the research and development of beauty science conducted by cosmetic researchers from renowned Korean brands and the best beauty creators of each field.

Eyelab Cosmetics were so kind to send me all of their products 3 months ago, I didn't expect to receive all seven of their Wish 100 Ampoules, surprised even when I read an email from them regarding the matter. I additionally received their Basic Wish Set (3 ampoules) which I did a giveaway on it after my exams on June and M Cleansing Mud and Z Cleansing Mud by Cospatch, a brand under Eyelab Cosmetics development.

Here are the 7 ampoules that I received~ from left to right;
Super-Tea Tree, Vita-Tox, Micro-Hyaluronate, Super Peel, Collagen, Camellia Ferment Oil and Mada-Centella. Love how colourful they are!

I've been trying out the ampoules since then, I've emptied 5 so far, and currently using Super Peel and Camellia Ferment Oil. It is safe to say out my thoughts on the ampoules now.

*Didn't get to include super tea tree in the line up above because I accidentally threw it away in advance -________-

All ampoules hold an amount of 15ml, some have different consistencies which I will tell more below. 15ml can lasts me 2 weeks if used daily day and night. Some days I skipped using it because I really liked it and don't want to empty it just yet haha. They are gentle enough to be used daily twice, it can be layered on with other ampoules and products --- which I did and can be mixed with your foundation as well to give some hydration.

The ampoules have a light glass body that can be fragile. It is travel friendly due to its small size. A pipette is provided to dispose the ampoules.

I can hardly find full English descriptions of the ampoules at Eyelab Cosmetics' official website. I did ask Eyelab's Instagram manager about the ingredients and got a reply with only the main ingredients of each ampoule. Maybe one day when I am already fluent in Korean language, I can translate products description and ingredients in Korean easily haha.

Eyelab Cosmetics Super Tea Tree Wish 100 Ampoule Review

The tea tree one is the first one I used because I thought that it can help with healing my pimples. Mainly contains Tea Tree Extract and Dimethyl Sulfone - enhance collagen bundles and restore the foundation for healthy skin (source: Ingredients to Die For).

Consistency: clear, watery, non-scented, absorb fully into the skin immediately, dries matte, left skin feeling soft and smooth like a baby's --- which I don't experience in other ampoules!

Results: due to the small amount and perfect ability for my troubled skin, I only applied the tea tree on targeted areas, where the pimples are sited. It really did help to reduce the size of the pimples slowly and help to control formation of pimples. The tea tree is not strong enough to heal hormonal acne.

Eyelab Cosmetics Micro-Hyaluronate 100 Wish Ampoule

The Micro-Hyaluronate's purpose is to provide moisturization and hydration~ main ingredient is Sodium Hyaluronate - to penetrate skin and hold onto water (source: SkinStore).

Consistency: thicker than Tea Tree, not really runny just like typical ampoule texture. non-scented, fully absorbed into skin after a couple of minutes.

Results: left skin moisturized, hydrated, plumped, gives skin glowing effect. I used this during the day (and night) and it doesn't make my face oilier.

Eyelab Cosmetics Vita-Tox Wish 100 Ampoule

From its name, I believed that it gives brightening effects~ Main ingredients are Ascorbyl Glucoside, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Niacinamide and Adenosine.

Ascorbyl Glucoside - a vitamin derivative, produced biologically by the reaction between glucose and vitamin C (source: bulkactives).

Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 - also known as Argireline, is a peptide compound that is used in skin care to reduce the appearance of wrinkles brought on by repeated facial expressions (source: thedermreview).

Niacinamide - whitening, anti-aging, reduce redness also improve skin’s elasticity, dramatically enhance its barrier function, help erase discolorations, and revive skin’s healthy tone and texture (source: paulaschoice).

Adenosine - a good anti-inflammatory ingredient. Adenosine is present in our cells and functions as a cell-communicating ingredient because it is a source of energy that supports healthy cellular activity (source: paulaschoice).

Consistency: I forgot(actually lazy) to picture the vita-tox's consistency til I ran out of it, booo Finn. The consistency is similar to tea tree's, watery, lightweight, clear, non-scented, absorb fully into the skin.

Results: This one is special for my troubled skin too so I only applied on targeted areas. It did help with brightening my blemishes. I am happy while using this one.

Eyelab Cosmetics Mada-Cantella Wish 100 Ampoule

I think this was my first Cantella-based product (or no, I just didn't focus on the ingredients list before). its main ingredient is Centella Asiatica Extract, assuming that it claims to prevent aging and lighten acne scars.

Consistency: watery, light yellow colour, non-scented, absorbs fully into skin.

Results: moisturizing, skin looks refined, not much difference on healing post-acne scars.

Eyelab Cosmetics Collagen Wish 100 Ampoule

From its name, of course it is expected to give some skin elastic effects. Main ingredient is Hydrolyzed Collagen.

Consistency: I thought the consistency was tricky at first (like Cosrx's snail mucin), but anyway its not so watery, non-scented.

Results: moisturizing, hydrating, gives glowy effect. I don't notice any difference in my skin's elasticity (I'm 20).

Eyelab Cosmetics Camellia Ferment Oil Wish 100 Ampoule

This is the only oil-based ampoule from the line. main ingredient is Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, this one is targeted to heal damaged skin by sun and provide skin conditioning~

Consistency: thickest consistency among all. It looks like a watery texture at first due to its clear colour but when massaged, it becomes oily~ the oiliness wasn't too heavy, instead it is thin, has light oily scent.

Results: doesn't really penetrate fully into skin but it is the most moisturizing and hydrating one, gives skin that glossy finish~ I only use this at night as it will be heavy for day use, I woke up to nice bright complexion everytime, it doesn't make my skin oilier in the morning.

Eyelab Cosmetics Super Peel 100 Wish Ampoule

A special peeling one, it helps to remove dead skin. Main ingredients are Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Extract, Lycium Chinense (Goji) Fruit Extract, Momordica Grosvenori (Luo Han Guo) Fruit Extract, Garcinia Mangostana (Purple Mangosteen) peel Extract and Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seaberry) Kernel Extract.

Ingredients list of the super peel is unique as I never heard about Luo Han Guo and Seaberry before. I like it when I discover rare and new ingredients.

Consistency: watery, lightweight, clear, non-scented, absobs fully into skin, dries matte.

Results: I've only used this a few days but I am liking it so far, I feel that it is effective on me in terms of vanishing pimples. It has peeling properties but it feels gentle on me and not drying.

My final thoughts
I enjoyed each and every of the ampoules. All are gentle to me, non-sticky and doesn't give me breakouts. If I were to choose my favorite.....it is actually hard to choose one but as for now I pick the Super Peel as my number one. No least favorites.

Will I recommend?
Yes but YMMV. I hope these to work well on other individuals too just like what it does to me.

Will I purchase?
Yes to all except the mada-centella one.

Where to purchase?
I think you can make purchases directly from Eyelab's official website, however I can't find English translation of the site so its hard to navigate >< but to make it easier, you can ask a Korean-based personal shopper to order the ampoules and ship them to your place.

They are priced at ₩ 12,500(approx USD 11) each per 15ml. Price of the ampoule may be a bit pricey for the small amount but I think they are good products.

For more information, do check them out at www.eyelabcosmetics.com, their products are all-natural and toxic-free - save for the skin! Check them out on Instagram too at @wishgenie

Thank you so much Eyelab Cosmetics/Wishgenie for giving me the opportunity to try out the ampoules. I've had pleasant experiences with them all ^^

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