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.
This review, has been sitting in my ‘drafts’ for probably half a year already. I’ve had struggles with this because on some days I would ADORE this product, and then a bit later my mind would flip and I would think HM, BUT DO I REALLY? And with that happening for a while, I just can’t write anything about it. But, I’m passed that now. I’ve made a decision. BB Creams were all the rage a few years ago. I remember when I got my first tube of BB Cream from a sales lady in SASA – she recommended this one by BRTC, which I used for longer than I should’ve.. o_o!
When I started my blog a year ago, I also discovered the AB community within IG! And from there, that was how I met Shereen. When I went to Korea 2 months ago, I went to a really, really small ‘global’ meet-up with 4 other lovely people who were also into skincare. Shereen was one of them, and she had only recently started her own business called beautyinhanguk. Now, I knew that coming back from my trip I shouldn’t be ordering anything online… but I just had to.