Today is the day when I’m making a stand for myself. Being the one most at risk in my family to get skin cancer (this is me assuming since I get sunspots really easily and have at least 40 of them on each of my arms) I was very upset to read some articles in these last few months on Estée Lauder products allegedly containing ingredients that could cause cancer.
So today, I threw out my Estée Lauder products and I’m gonna stay away from using the brand until I hear that they have changed their mind about using these ingredients in their products.
I think this should make everyone step back and check what’s in the products that we use on a day to day basis. It’s so upsetting that at this day and age a beauty brand still alledgedly puts cancer causing ingredients in their products.
This is why I in the first place was so impressed with Korean skincare. There’s SPF 50 in most skincare products, and that’s something that I never was thought to put on me when I was younger. I wish somebody had told me the importance of spf, and that I didn’t need to learn it from articles on different models skincare routines years too late. I never thought to put on SPF unless I went to the beach.
This is one of the articles I’m referring to; http://www.theinvestigativefund.org/blog/1860/how_breast_cancer_’awareness’_might_cause_cancer
Here’s one in Swedish; http://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/a/78Ek8/sminkjattens-produkter-innehaller-cancerframkallande-amne
I’m completely in love with a new base product the Hera UV Mist Cushion. It’s changed my skincare routine. I no longer feel like I need to cake my face with foundation, layers of concealer and powder to make it stay. This cushion is perfect and gives both coverage and glowiness to my skin.
The applicator is easy and convenient and I do bring the cushion with me in my bag every single day since about two months back.
I took accurate and it gave me a rash around my mouth that occasionally flares up (also my lips still get very dry, I finished my accutane treatment about two months ago) still every few days and it covers that up as well.
I took a before picture to show you the massive change I get. It covers pores pretty decently and I don’t feel like I need a primer wearing this cushion foundation.
It’s definitely the best cushion foundation I’ve tried so far and I’ve tried so many of them. I like it more than the YSL Ink Cushion and the IOPE Cushion. Even my French friend was telling me back in June when I met her in Seoul how much she enjoyed using it.
It doesn’t feel heavy on the skin, doesn’t feel cakey when adding some concealer on top (if needed), it covers under-eye circles decently and also redness really well.
Not as important but also the packaging is beautiful~
I will definitely buy this again!
I also vlogged a day wearing this product;
Before wearing the cushion
After putting on the cushion
The packaging is so stunning
So another month has passed and I’m excited to show you my beauty favourites in this little quick video.
I hope you enjoy it. I’m really trying to get more into YouTube and filming more of my life to share with you.
I hope you all are having a lovely day!
Hi everybody, another video here^^ when in korea I managed to get my hands on the new Yves Saint Laurent “Le Cushion Encre De Peau” cushion foundation. Here’s my review and first impressions of the product.
First of all, the coverage is a strong medium and buildable, the foundation glides very naturally on the skin and I don’t feel like I have to layer this continuously to get a good coverage with this. The price is kinda a lot though (72000 won/72$) and at the time when I bought it, there was only three shades available in Korea. I’m the second shade, but I also guess that the first one would have decently fit me. The guy demo-ing the product for me went and grabbed the “30” shade and me and another employee at the YSL counter both just were shocked. The colour match was obviously off and I ended up choosing the “20” shade.
On the plus side with buying beauty products in Korea I got samples with the purchase and I managed to get cash back at the airport through tax-free.
The foundation goes on smoothly and the shade stays put and doesn’t oxidise noticeably at all. This is definitely one of the best, and one of my favourite, cushion foundations that I’ve ever tried.
The best thing about cushions are how easy they are to bring along in your bag, and you don’t need to use a brush which also is great. I hope this product launches in Europe soon. Just in case I need to buy a refill.
Here’s my demo video below, I hope you enjoy it:
I decided to blog my last day in Seoul when I was there in June. Follow me around through packing, shopping in Hongdae and getting on the plane in Incheon Airport!
I bought this product when I was back in Korea in June, this is one of the first beauty products I bought since I was back and it’s a great one. This is such a great moisturising cream and I’d been wanting to buy this for months since it had such good reviews. The product was around 38000₩ so it definitely wasn’t cheap, but since I bought it and got taxfree going back to Sweden it wasn’t that bad.
It’s a really moisturising cream and during one of the hottest months in Korea (the weather was 30 degrees Celsius almost every day) and Okinawa it really helped me through along with my second new favourite in skincare – the Estée Lauder Supreme Global Anti-Aging Cream.
However the downsides – I emptied this 50ml jar in less than 3 weeks. It went by so fast. I did also of course use a lot of product some days as it was so watery (very similar to the Laneige Water Bank Sleeping Mask in texture) that it did feel like I wasted some product. However it felt great on my skin. The product is a kinda matte light blue in shade.
I would buy the product again but I think the price tag will make me rather buy lower priced products or other high-end face creams to try out.
So this was my face after trying to put on the Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment. It’s like no other face mask I’ve ever tried before.
First reaction was;
This hurts my skin! Why did no one ever tell me that? Is it cause I just used my Thayers toner? (Mine is the witch hazel one that I’m holding in the picture) I wanted to put this mask all over my face but I gotta stop cause it actually hurts my skin 😦 I guess it’s the AHA and BHA components that make the skin hurt for the first bit after application. I tried a Paula’s Choice product that hurt my skin in a similar way and it contains AHA.
After the first minute it stops hurting the skin. I’ve heard many people review this mask as having a tingling feeling but I totally disagree, it really feels a bit painful, I was even considering washing it right off because of this. The thing is that my skin is so bad right now that I am trying everything to make it better. I’m right now taking medicine, Isoretinoin Orifarm (also called Accutane or Roaccutane), and I’m just starting since a month back so I haven’t yet had any results so I’m still struggling with my skin problems.
The mask dries really hard, and quickly, it was already starting to dry within minutes of application. This is what it looks like when it’s dried:
The day after I did have blemishes but some of the bigger ones I think had reduced in size.
I’ve now used it twice, the second time I used it solely as a spot treatment and didn’t spread it all over my face but instead focused on the more troubled areas. The mask still hurts my face for the first minute, maybe a bit longer. So that’s a bit of a disappointment. Beauty is pain, right?
Update; I’ve used it 4-5 times now and I’m still not blown away with the product, and I really wanted to be. I still prefer my Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask. I’ll update again if this changes. So far I feel like this mask hadn’t reduced my blemishes, I’m more wondering if my new increase in getting blemishes might be because of it. I have dry sensitive skin…