Review: Scinic Honey All In One Ampoule


Product Name: Scinic Honey All In One Ampoule; 250ml; 20.87USD on Amazon.

Product Ingredients (bolded ingredients have a 3 or greater acneic/irritant/safety rating on CosDNA):

Honey Extract, Glycerin, Water, Niacinamide, Royal Jelly Extract, Propolis Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Hydrolyzed Silk, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Leaf Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Carbomer, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Triethanolamine, Caramel, Adenosine, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol

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My Fall/Winter 2015 Skincare Routine

Whew. So after all these months, I’ve finally written up enough reviews to meaningfully write about my current skincare routine so here we are! My skincare routine changes very regularly depending on what new products I’ve bought, but thanks to this blog (since I’m forced to stick with a product for at least 4 weeks in order to review it), it hasn’t changed very much at all in quite some time.

I have oily, sensitive skin that used to be dehydrated, but is very much on the mend to being just oily (little victories!). My biggest concerns are with my redness and hyperpigmentation, and though I haven’t had a real breakout in over 3 months now (thank god for improved skincare knowledge), I do occasionally get one or two nasty friends on my face. So my primary goals in my current Fall/Winter skincare routine are increased moisture and reduced redness.

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Review: It’s Skin Power 10 Formula Propolis


Product Name: It’s Skin Power 10 Formula Propolis; 30ml; 12.30USD on Amazon.

Product Ingredients (bolded ingredients have a 3 or greater acneic/irritant/safety rating on CosDNA):

Honey Extract, Propolis Extract, Butylene Glycol, Glycereth-26, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Niacinamide, Sea Water, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Rosa centifolia Flower Extract, Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract, Freesia Refracta Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Fragrance, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA

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Review: Guerisson 9 Complex Essence


Product Name: Guerisson 9 Complex Essence; 120ml; 15.98USD on Amazon.

Product Ingredients (bolded ingredients have a 3 or greater acneic/irritant/safety rating on CosDNA):

Purified Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Mineral Water, Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Betaine, Polyglutamic Acid, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol,Carbomer, Arginine, Glyceryl Stearate, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Mentha Rotundifolia (Apple Mint) Leaf Extract, Sage Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Leaf Extract, Monarda Didyma (Bergamot) Leaf Extract, Allantoin, Beta-Glucan, Horsefat, Theanine, Milk Lipids, Glutathione, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance, Dipotassium Glycyrrizate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium EDTA, Astaxanthin, Octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ceramide 3, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol

(translated by Vanity Rex!)

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Review: Kose Suncut UV Protect Gel


Product Name: Kose Suncut UV Protect Gel SPF 50+ PA++++; 100ml; 16.95USD on Ebay.

Product Ingredients (bolded ingredients have a 3 or greater acneic/irritant/safety rating on CosDNA):

Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Alcohol, Dipropylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol Discaprate, Polysilicone-15, Butylene Glycol, Isotridecyl Isononanoate, Diethylaminohydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate, Bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenl Triazine, chamomilla recituta (Matricaria) flower extract, Clematis Vitalba leaf extract, Tilia cordata flower extract, Spiraea Ulmaria flower extract, Equisetum arvense extract, Hypericum perforatum extract, Hedera helix (Ivy) extract, Calendula officinalis extract, Sodium hyaluronate, Centaurea cyanus flower extract, Anthemis nobilis flower extract, Phaeophyta extract, BHT, Disodium EDTA, Peg-30 Phytosterol, PEG-5 phytosterol, Acryltes/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, Vinyl dimethicone/methicone silesquioxane crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-2 isostearate, Carbomer, Glycerin, Cyclomethicone, Silica, Stearic acid, Glyceryl stearate, Cetearyl alcohol, Aluminium hydroxide, Potassium hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Titanium dioxide

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Review: Laneige BB Cushion


Product Name: Laneige BB Cushion #23 Sand Beige; 15g; 34USD at Target (assuming that this is the Medium shade in the US Version)

Product Ingredients (bolded ingredients have a 3 or greater acneic/irritant/safety rating on CosDNA):

Active: Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (7%), Titanium Dioxide (4.15%), Zinc Oxide (9.8%). Other: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Arbutin, Butylene Glycol, Acrylates/Ethylhexyl Acrylate/Dimethicone Methacrylate Copolymer, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Sodium Chloride, Aluminum Hydroxide, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Stearic Acid, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Phenoxyethanol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Isostearic Acid, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Lecithin, Isopropyl Palmitate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Acrylates/Stearyl Acrylate/Dimethicone,Methacrylate Copolymer, Melia Azadirachta Extract, Yeast Extract, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Magnesium Sulfate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Fragrance, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides.

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Review: 6 Lip Products You May Have Wanted To Try (in Fall-ish Shades!)

…in other words, 6 mini reviews of one of my favorite things in the world: lip products!


  • Etude House Dear Darling Tint in 04 Vampire Red
  • Memebox I’m Lip Liquid in #RD602 Ursula
  • Memebox I’m Lipstick in #MT008 Aflame Plum
  • NYX Butter Gloss in Devil’s Food Cake
  • NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in 20 Copenhagen
  • Wet n Wild MegaLast Lip Color in 918D Cherry Bomb

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Review: CosRX Natural Skin Returning A-Sol


Product Name: CosRX Natural Skin Returning A-Sol; 100ml; 14.67USD on Wishtrend

Product Ingredients (bolded ingredients have a 3 or greater acneic/irritant/safety rating on CosDNA):

Propolis Extract (60%), Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Lactate, Lactic Acid, water, Glycolic Acid, Betaine Salicylate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Allantoin, Cassia Obtusifolia Seed Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ethyl Hexanediol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil.

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Review: Memebox I’m Lip and Cheek


Props to me for taking a picture of a product with black packaging on a black surface. *pats self on back*

Product Name: Memebox I’m Lip and Cheek in 04 Dresdner; 6.5g; 11USD on Memebox

Product Ingredients (bolded ingredients have a 3 or greater acneic/irritant/safety rating on CosDNA):

Dimethicone, Kaolin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Bis-Disglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Silica, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Polyethylene, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Red 7 (CI 15850:1), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Sorbitan Isostearate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Fragrance, Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 6 (CI 15850), Iron Oxides (CI 7749)

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Review: Guerisson 9 Complex Cream


Product Name: Guerisson 9 Complex Cream ; 70g; 20USD on Memebox

Product Ingredients (bolded ingredients have a 3 or greater acneic/irritant/safety rating on CosDNA):

Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Horse Fat, Shea Butter, Niacinamide, Cetearyl Olivate, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Beeswax, Sorbitan Olivate, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Snail Secretion Filtrate, Peppermint Extract, Applemint Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Lavender Flower extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Chamomile Leaf Extract, Bergamot Leaf Extract, Cyclohexasiloxane, Annatto Seed Oil, Betaine, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Phenoxyethanol, Stearyl Alcohol, Titanium Dioxide, Glyceryl Caprylate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Hydrated Silica, Disodium Stearyl Sulfosuccinamate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Fragrance, Tocopheryl Acetate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Centella Asiatica Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Ligularia Fishceria Leaf Extract, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Human Oligopeptide-1, Lecithin, Astaxanthin, Myristyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hyaluronate, Octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ceramide 3

These ingredients though: Horse oil, niacinamide, snail, betaine, centella extract, human oligopeptide-1, astaxanthin, sodium hyaluronate, ceramide!! *swoon* 

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