When our schedules get extremely busy, it can be hard to remember to take care of our skin. Work, extra-curriculars, school, everything can seem so much more important… until we start getting blemishes. Or at least that’s how it is for me. I need to constantly remind myself to exfoliate once a week, otherwise I won’t do it. Not all exfoliators are created equal. When I look for an exfoliator I make sure that it is not only gentle, but it actually does it’s job in helping get rid of those dead skin cells on the surface of the skin.
Before Korean Beauty blew up to what it is now, Japan was always known for their skincare. Heck, they’re pretty much awesome at making many things like technology, Anime, Manga etc. Anyways, I really wanted to get my hands on skincare other than KBeauty! So I did a bit of searching on Google, and I saw an interesting and affordable product. The Soy Milk Moisturising Lotion is actually a toner, but in Japan, toners are known as lotions (sometimes they’re also called toning lotions). But as you can see with my recent posts, I’m quite the sucker for toners.
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Sorry friends! After making the first post on cleansers, I contemplated on whether or not to make one on toners.. but I ended up deciding to. It’s not as crazy as the cleansing one I don’t think? But it’s still a bit long! The step that comes after cleansing, is using a toner. Personally, this is one of my favourite steps, because there are so many options that you can choose from. The best part about this step? It helps prep your skin and rebalances its pH levels for the next steps of your routine. I .. went a little crazy on toners and opened way too many to use at once, but I do use them alternatively at the moment depending on what I’m planning to do in my routine. Don’t be a me and just open 1 or 2 at a time! With that being said, let me introduce you the toners that I am currently trying to get through.
What makes skincare so interesting is that different countries have different ways of utilizing ingredients and creating products. Recently, Jen from Beautibi was looking for testers for KinGirls and Unitouch masks, and I was lucky to be chosen as one of them! KinGirls and Unitouch are both under the same parent company, Gwo Chyang Biotech Co., Ltd., which is based in Taiwan and is dedicated to creating products that are free of preservatives. You can read a bit more about their parent company’s philosophies here. Beautibi always has unique brands in their stores, although I would say that these masks are on the more expensive side of the spectrum, averaging around $6 per mask. However, it’s nice to learn more and more about the different brands out there. Thank you Jen, Beautibi, KinGirls and Unitouch for this opportunity!
Oil-free gel creams. Oil-free. That’s what attracts me to a large number of products. Since my skin can vary from being normal to mainly combination oily/dry, gel products tend to work best for me. I wrote a post about the KIEHL’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream before, but I haven’t used it long enough to come to a conclusion on how I felt about it at that time. I finished that tub, and now I’m on a much bigger tub.. the 125mL size! Honestly though, skincare products are so hard to test because they require so much time to try out the product, and then having to make sure that what is happening to your skin is actually due to that specific product. whew. Anyways.