August Skin Care Empties! 🧴

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Cosrx Galactomyces 95 Tone Balancing Essence

Here are some products I finished in the month of August! These products are no longer with me! Finally. πŸ˜† I’ve been trying to finish them since forever. It’s about time that they’re done and gone. They were taking up a lot of space too. haha. I still have a bunch more skin care products to use up. I’ll talk about them some other time. Today, here are my thoughts on what I’ve finished! Enjoy! πŸ™‚

Cosrx Galactomyces 95 Tone Balancing Essence:

I finally finished Cosrx Galactomyces 95 Tone Balancing Essence. It’s a moisturizing essence, but I don’t need it. I didn’t see any changes using it on my facial skin. It’s simply just moisturizing. Nothing special. It didn’t brighten up my skin either. It didn’t make it more radiant or clear. I prefer other moisturizers and essences compared to this one. In my opinion, the Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence is so much better in terms of moisture. The Snail Essence also leaves the skin feel and looking more moisturized and dewy. It has definitely helped boost moisture in my skin in combination with other moisturizers I use. My skin prefers it over the Galactomyces Essence.

Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Lotion SPF 15:

This is a moisturizing sunscreen (SPF 15) that’s very gentle on the skin. It absorbs nicely into the skin. Leaves my skin feeling very moisturized. But, I couldn’t use it on my face. It’s too pore-clogging and way too moisturizing. I had issues with it on my facial skin. I ended up using it only on my neck and upper chest. Once I finished it, I knew I wasn’t going to purchase it again. SPF 15? Pore-clogging? No thanks. There are better sunscreens out there. This one isn’t worth my time and money.

Cos De BAHA MA Peptide Facial Toner:

I had this facial toner for a while. It’s a gel-like, moisturizing facial toner. It’s not your typical drying facial toner. I liked the ingredients in this toner. It contains sodium hyaluronate, peptides, beta-glucan, adenosine, and so much more. But I didn’t notice much of a difference in my skin while using it. All it really did was moisturize my skin for a short period of time. It doesn’t provide long-lasting moisture in the skin. I stopped using it on my face because I thought it was an extra step for little benefits. Now I’m glad I’m done with it. Out it goes!

La Roche-Posay Lipikar Balm AP+ Intense Repair Moisturizing Cream:

I received this product as a sample. It’s a moisturizing cream that’s supposed to reduce dry, rough skin. Honestly, it felt like any other moisturizer that I’ve used. I can’t tell if it provided more hydration than my other moisturizers/creams. But it didn’t irritate my skin. It left my skin feeling moisturized just like my other moisturizers. This cream contains shea butter, niacinamide, and glycerin, which I do love besides the niacinamide. My skin doesn’t care for niacinamide so I learned after using products with niacinamide. I thought this cream was OK. I don’t think I’m going to purchase the full-size product any time soon. It was nice to use for the time being or at least try it out.

Graymelin Pineapple Mild Peeling Gel:

This is a peeling gel that I was very excited about at first. After using it and finishing the whole tube, it’s not worth it at all. This product didn’t do anything for my skin. It’s so gentle and doesn’t really exfoliate the skin. I had noticeable dead skin on my face and thought this product could help. Nope, it did not. It did absolutely nothing. I still had dead skin hanging off of my face afterwards. Ugh, I can’t recommend this product to anyone. No results. Honestly, in my opinion, peeling gels are just for fun. It doesn’t do anything for the skin. On my skin, at least I didn’t see any benefits. I won’t purchase it again.

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream:

I finally finished all of my CeraVe Moisturizing Creams. I didn’t use it on my face due to fear of closed comedones. CeraVe and my skin don’t go well together either from my past experiences with the brand. I’ve tried plenty of their products too. So I used the CeraVe Moisturizing Cream as a body lotion instead. The cream feels lightweight, but it does leave some sort of thin film behind on the skin that I didn’t like. I didn’t think it left my skin feeling super moisturized either. To me, there was nothing special about it. I love some of the ingredients in the cream, but it didn’t deliver in the end. I was just using it to finish the product. In my opinion, I think this cream is overhyped. I won’t purchase again any time soon. I’m glad I’m done with it. It’s time to move on.

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Review: Graymelin Pineapple Mild Peeling Gel

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Graymelin Pineapple Mild Peeling Gel

I’ve been using Graymelin Pineapple Mild Peeling Gel for about a month (maybe even longer). I used it on and off whenever I needed to gently exfoliate my skin. This peeling gel contains pineapple extract. Bromelain in pineapple extract helps to effectively remove dead skin cells and sebum buildup from the pores. It also contains apple water and yellow 7 complex to deliver rich vitamins to moisturize and brighten the skin. This is my experience with this peeling gel!

My Experience

I thought this product looked really pretty. It’s a pale yellow that’s really cute. The instructions says to apply a proper amount of product to dry skin after cleansing. Gently massage to exfoliate dead skin cells and rinse off with lukewarm water. That’s what I did. The product feels very soft and soothing on the skin. It has a slight plastic smell to it that didn’t bother me too much. When massaged into the skin, the product transforms into little tiny soft balls on the skin. It’s supposed to exfoliate the skin. I liked the way it felt on my skin, and it’s fun to use, but this product did not exfoliate my skin that well. It didn’t help remove sebum buildup. It is moisturizing, but it didn’t brighten my skin up as it claims to do. It just felt like I was using it for fun. The reason why I know this product isn’t good at exfoliating is because I had skin peeling from my face (from my acne treatment), and this peeling gel did very little to remove the dead skin. I’m talking about skin that could easily be scrubbed or rubbed off. I still had dead skin on my face after using the peeling gel. That was a huge disappointment in the effectiveness of the product.

So the peeling gel didn’t live up to its claims. I think it’s better to use an exfoliant with beads or even a facial brush. I took a facial brush and brushed off the dead skin from my face. Majority of the dead skin cells came off quickly. It worked much better. And it’s also less expensive than this peeling gel that did very little to remove dead skin cells. Looking at the ingredients, the first ingredient is apple fruit water. Next, water, cellulose (what creates the tiny soft balls that roll on the skin). It also contains a bunch of other ingredients including pineapple fruit extract (star ingredient of this product!), allantoin, turmeric root extract, and grapefruit seed oil. This peeling gel contains isopropyl alcohol too. I’m not a fan of drying alcohols in my skin care products even if it doesn’t feel drying on the skin. I just prefer my products to be without it. This peeling gel didn’t dry my skin out, by the way. It was hardly even on my skin for that long. It didn’t break me skin out either. Of course, it wasn’t on for that long. I only used it as a gentle facial exfoliant.

This is what the Graymelin Pineapple Mild Peeling Gel looks like.

Graymelin Pineapple Mild Peeling Gel

After using this product, I like how it’s gentle on the skin. I think it’s really fun to use. At the same time, I hope it’s doing some good for my skin. But, the results were not significant. I feel like I’m just tossing my money away for a product that didn’t give me any results. I didn’t think it was worth it. Seems like a ‘for fun’ product and that’s not what I’m looking for. I won’t purchase again after I finish it.

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