Update on The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG & Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

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The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG

I stopped using more products. 😃 I’ve been using these two products since forever. I think it’s time to let them go. They are The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG and Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence. Let’s start off with The Ordinary!

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG:

It’s been about 2 years using The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG. The purpose of this product is to reduce the appearance of eye contour pigmentation and puffiness. I thought it was working at first, but I haven’t noticed much of a change in my skin (under eyes) after another year of using it. All it did was dry my under eye area out. I still have dark under eye circles. I make sure to get enough sleep too, and I still have them, lol. Must be genetics, haha. Oh well. I only have puffy eyes once in a while, but this product didn’t do much for puffy eyes when I had them. Just like most The Ordinary skin care products, this one didn’t work for me either (2 years!!! 😮‍💨). This is the last of The Ordinary products I have in my skin care routine. I removed all of The Ordinary products I was using. I think I’m over this brand. Most of their products are too greasy, oily for my skin type. They don’t sit well on my skin. My skin gets more oily and ends up with breakouts. I’ve been dealing with acne for so long that I wonder if The Ordinary products contributed to the clogged pores. So far, after not using any of them (along with a bunch of other skin care products), my skin has improved. With the Caffeine Solution, it was just drying even when I moisturize my eye area heavily. It tightens my under eyes and dries it out. When I stopped using it, the dryness went away. I’m going to stick to moisturizing products only for the eyes from now on. I’m over this product. It didn’t work for me.

Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence:

I stopped using Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence since I wanted a simple, basic skin care routine instead. All products that didn’t serve a purpose in my routine had to go. This was one of them. With the Snail Essence, it didn’t really hydrate my skin by much. I tried using it alone without any other skin care products, and my skin felt extremely dry. My skin started to crack. I couldn’t even smile, lol. The dryness started to hurt my face. So the essence doesn’t do well as a stand alone skin hydrator. It works better in combination with other moisturizing products. So did it do anything at all for my skin? lol. Well, I didn’t see improvements in my skin texture and hydration levels while using it. I’ve gone through several bottles too. I just didn’t see the purpose of this product anymore. It feels like I’m just wasting my money hoping that it’ll do something for my skin since it’s a snail product. Nothing’s happening and it seems like a waste of time and money. Also, another aspect of the product that I didn’t like was the packaging. This applies to other Cosrx skin care products as well, such as Cosrx Galactomyces 95 Tone Balancing Essence, Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion (with Birch Sap), and Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence. They all come in the same type of packaging/bottle. It’s a plastic bottle with a pump. Once you reach the bottom of the bottle, it’s difficult to get the rest out. They should really change the packaging of these products. It’s extremely annoying. I feel like they did this on purpose. 😂 So that’s another reason why I’m going to stop purchasing products that come in lousy packaging like this. They’re also very clunky to carry around and to travel with. It’s just not for me, I guess.

More products that I stopped using…

Benton Fermentation Essence

The Ordinary Matrixyl 10% + HA

Melano CC Vitamin C Essence

Purito Centella Green Level Buffet Serum

The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% Ferulic Acid 3%

Review: Andalou Naturals Luminous Eye Serum

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Andalou Naturals Luminous Eye Serum

I have another eye product to share! It’s called Andalou Naturals Luminous Eye Serum! It’s formulated with fruit stem cell complex, vitamin c, and goji glycopeptides for a lighter, tighter, brighter looking appearance. Caffeine from green coffee to uplift circulation for youthful luminosity. It’s 100% vegan and cruelty-free. Formulated without gluten, GMO, parabens, and synthetics. I read the claims, looked at the ingredients, and just went OK! Let’s see if it works! It looks so natural! So I finished this eye serum within 4 months. Now I’m here to share my experience with everyone. Here are my results!

I love vitamin c products. I had to try this serum to see if it works or not. I have terrible dark under eye circles even though I’ve had enough sleep, eat well, and drink enough water. It’s like, wow, these dark under eye circles will never go away, so let’s do something else about it! So this eye serum feels very soft and silky. It absorbs into the skin well. All you need is a little bit of product to cover the whole eye area. It feels gentle on the skin and doesn’t cause any issues like redness or bumps. It doesn’t irritate my skin at all. I love the texture of the serum. It feels very soothing on the skin. Now let’s peek at the ingredients…

The eye serum contains fruit stem cells, vitamin c in the form of Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, caffeine (green coffee), and goji berry as the advertised ingredients. But it also contains aloe barbadensis leaf juice, sodium pca, sodium hyaluronate, green tea leaf extract, cucumber fruit extract, and so much more! The ingredients look pretty good to me. It’s packed with ingredients that could possibly improve the skin around the eye area. Ahem, dark under eye circles! But let’s see if it did anything for my eyes, especially my horrible dark under eye circles.

So the first week of using this eye serum, I didn’t see a drastic change in my skin. It left my eye area feeling very moisturized and supple. I kept using it anyways since it’s only been a week. It takes time for skin care products to work and to see results (if there’s any, lol). I used it twice a day, morning and night. Never skipped a day. I had high hopes for this eye serum to brighten my under eye area and make it look more luminous. After 4 months (finishing the product) of dedicated use, unfortunately, I didn’t notice any brightening effect. It just felt gentle and soothing on my skin. It left my skin feeling really moisturized. I didn’t experience lighter, tighter, brighter looking skin. There was no youthful luminosity that the product claims to do. From my experience, it’s just another moisturizing eye serum/cream.

✅ Pros

❌ Cons

Here’s to another eye serum or eye cream that just moisturizes the eye area. That’s not a bad thing at all. I rather have an eye product that leaves the skin moisturized than leaving it taut and dry. But, this eye serum didn’t deliver the results that it claims to do. It didn’t help with my under eye circles. It didn’t make my eye area look brighter or tighter. All it did was just moisturize the skin around my eyes. After I finished the whole tube of serum, I moved on to other eye care products. Andalou Naturals Luminous Eye Serum makes a good eye moisturizer. I may or may not try it again in the near future. As of now, I don’t have enough interest in it.

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