January Skin Care Empties!
Here are my January 2023 skin care empties! 🎉
Mizon Peptide Ampoule Cream:
I finished Mizon Peptide Ampoule Cream! This cream did nothing for my skin. I’m glad I’m done with it. This cream contains ingredients, such as (to name a few) cocoa extract, sodium hyaluronate, copper tripeptide-1 (20 ppm), centella asiatica extract, beta-glucan, cranberry fruit extract. The ingredients are nice, but I didn’t see any changes in my skin. It’s just another moisturizer. I didn’t think it kept my skin that moisturized either. It’s a very lightweight cream. I used almost all of it on my neck and chest area. As mentioned in my previous review, the product irritated my eyes. I couldn’t continue to use it on my face. It contains lavender oil, which I thought was very irritating. I really don’t like products that contain lavender oil. It gives me mad migraines. This is possibly one of the worse products I have encountered and tried. I won’t ever purchase it again. Once again, it’s a waste of money. No results.
Purito Centella Green Level Eye Cream:
I finished my last tube of Purito Centella Green Level Eye Cream. I’m so happy that I’m done with it. I have no intentions in purchasing it again. I didn’t see any results while using it. I’ve gone through so many tubes of this eye cream too. The ingredients looked soooo good! It contains centella asiatica extract, shea butter, peptides, madecassic acid, and so much more! But, it didn’t do anything for fine lines and wrinkles. It didn’t feel moisturizing either. I prefer eye creams that are thick, rich, and moisturizing. The skin around my eyes become dehydrated quick. This eye cream didn’t do it for me.
Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion (with Birch Sap):
I’m finally on my last bottle of Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion (with Birch Sap). I finished a bottle this month. Yay! I’m not a fan of this moisturizer. It feels lightweight and lightly moisturizes the skin. It doesn’t do much for my skin. I didn’t see improvements in the texture or moisture in my skin. It smells very nice though. It smells citrus-y and contains tea tree oil in it. I’m just not impressed with this moisturizer to use it daily on my face. The bottle/packaging of this product is very annoying. Product gets stuck inside the bottle and there’s no way to get it out. Seems like a waste of product. I can’t wait to finish my last bottle. Another product that I won’t be purchasing again. I’ve been using it as a body moisturizer. It’s not doing a great job moisturizing the skin on my body either. At least it’s not breaking me out or causing any other skin issues.
Benton Fermentation Essence:
I’ve been waiting to finish Benton Fermentation Essence for ages. This essence contains beneficial skin care ingredients like galactomyces ferment filtrate, bifida ferment lysate, ceramide np, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, panthenol, sodium hyaluronate, and so many more. The product is lightweight and sinks into the skin quickly. It leaves the skin feeling soft and silky after application. I didn’t see results using it though. I’ve gone through bottles of this essence with little results. It feels like I’m applying water to my skin. When I was using it, I noticed that it had shimmering sparkles in it. Just an observation. I won’t purchase this essence again. It was nice to try it out for a while. It’s officially done. Moving on..
The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG:
I still have a bunch of The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG left. Another bottle of this caffeine eye solution down (more like a gel eye care product). So I didn’t use this product for the eye area. I used the rest of it on my body. I find that this eye product dries out my eye area and didn’t do anything for the skin around my eyes. I didn’t see any changes in dark circles or fine lines/wrinkles. It just didn’t do anything that I stopped using it. Also, it was very drying even with moisturizer and pilled with other skin care products. I didn’t think it was worth it. I’m still using what I have left on my body. What else to use it for? I can’t wait to finish this product. Let’s see how long it takes, lol.
iUNIK Beta-Glucan Power Moisture Serum:
I finished my last bottle of iUNIK Beta-Glucan Power Mositure Serum! Yessssssss!!! This serum never worked on my skin. It dried my skin out rather than moisturize it. I’m glad I’m done with it. Being a product that contains very few ingredients, it contains only 6 ingredients in it (Water, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Beta-Glucan, Sodium PCA), I thought it wouldn’t do my skin any harm. Nope, it made my skin feel soooo dry! I would wake up the next morning with red, dry, irritated skin. Ugh! I thought it was doing my skin some good at first. No, not at all. I’m not going to purchase it again. There’s nothing really special about this product. It didn’t work for me.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream:
I finished one of my bottles of First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Creams. It took me about almost 2 months to finish it. I didn’t hold back using this cream. I made sure I used it every night and whenever my skin was dry. After finishing my first bottle, my thoughts on this product is the same as before. It’s a creamy, thick, moisturizing cream, but I can’t use it on my facial skin. I used all of it on my body after realizing that it clogs my pores and gives me blackheads. It worked great on my legs. Left my skin feeling moisturized and protected. It absorbs fast too and doesn’t leave a sticky residue behind. It worked great on my body. It’s just not meant for my face. Would I purchase it again? It’s still a no, but I have one more tube of this cream left to try. Let’s see if it changes my mind!
Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV SPF 50+ PA++++:
I’m so close to finishing the rest of my Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV SPF 50+ PA++++ sunscreens! I have 3 left (including the new one I recently just opened!). I’m not currently using this sunscreen on my face right now. I was trying it out again on my face, but that didn’t work out. My skin dried out once again. Even when I used a mositurizer underneath, my skin didn’t like it at all. I love how it’s lightweight, absorbs quick, and doesn’t leave the skin feeling sticky and tacky. It feels like I don’t even have sunscreen on compared to the other sunscreens I use. But, from my experience using it so far, it doesn’t agree with my skin. It’s so drying and makes my skin feel terrible. It doesn’t provide good protection either. My skin tanned while using it. I reapplied consistently throughout the day too. That didn’t help with the dryness either, LOL. My skin looked so flaky and chapped. I’ll finish what I have. Most likely as a body sunscreen.
For more skin care empties…
August Skin Care Empties!
September Skin Care Empties
November Skin Care Empties
December Skin Care Empties
More December Skin Care Empties!
More December Skin Care Empties! 🥳
I didn’t expect to finish more skin care items after posting my December Skin Care Empties. Here’s more!
RoC Multi Correxion Hydrate + Plump Eye Cream:
I have 2 tubes of the RoC Multi Correxion Hydrate + Plump Eye Cream left. I finished one this month. I stopped using it on my eyes a while ago due to skin irritation and burning. It made my eyes look super swollen. Since I’m trying to use it up, I’ve been using it on my body. I haven’t had any issues with using it on my body. It’s such a waste using this product like this. This is supposed to be an eye cream. Who wants to use a 0.5 fl. oz. (15 mL) product on their body? Definitely not a product I would purchase again. Don’t waste your money.
Trader Joe’s Daily Facial Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40:
I really liked the texture and consistency of this sunscreen. It’s soft, soothing, and moisturizing on the skin. It’s full of silicones, lol. Yeah, the silicone texture was way too much for my skin. But, the sunscreen was super easy to apply and blend into the skin. It smooths over the skin and vanishes nicely. It’s clear and doesn’t leave any cast behind. It works great as a makeup primer too. It makes the skin appear softer and blurs a few imperfections here and there. Also, it’s broad spectrum and SPF 40. I finished my last bottle of the Trader Joe’s Daily Facial Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40. Will I purchase it again? With this sunscreen, sometimes it breaks me out, sometimes it doesn’t. I’m not sure if I’ll buy it again. Maybe if I’m at Trader Joe’s and shopping for groceries. It’s not a bad sunscreen product, to be honest.
Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream:
I finished a jar of Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream this month. I stopped using this face cream on my face so long ago that I don’t remember when. So this is a heavier cream made for the facial skin. I used this face cream for quite some time. I eventually stopped using it due to it clogging my pores. It’s just too heavy for my facial skin and didn’t do much for my skin. My skin never felt truly moisturized. It felt heavy and cakey on the skin. I didn’t see improvements in my skin while using it. I just stuck to it for so long because I needed a moisturizer and couldn’t find one that’ suitable for my skin type. Many times, I thought it worked on my skin. It just didn’t after plenty attempts. I have 2 jars of this face cream left and am trying to finish it up. I know for sure that I won’t repurchase again. Out it goes!
Melano CC Vitamin C Essence:
Finally, another tube of Melano CC Vitamin C Essence down! I think I have 4 more left! 😭 I’ve tried using this essence on my face so many times that I gave up. It just doesn’t work for my skin type. It doesn’t brighten my skin like I thought it did. I used it then stopped using it. There was no difference in my skin before and after. I haven’t noticed a reduction in acne marks or evening of the skin tone when using it. I never liked the oily, grimy texture that it leaves behind either. It leaves a matte finish, but there’s some odd residue texture thing going on after application. I need to find a new vitamin c product. This one isn’t working for me.
For more skin care empties…
August Skin Care Empties! 🧴
September Skin Care Empties 😎
November Skin Care Empties 🦃
December Skin Care Empties 🎄
Review: RoC Multi Correxion Hydrate + Plump Eye Cream
I’ve been using RoC Multi Correxion Hydrate + Plump Eye Cream for some time now. I’ve gone through two tubes. I’m now on my third. I think that’s more than enough time for me to share my experience with this product. Here are my thoughts on this eye cream. 🙂
What’s the purpose of the RoC Multi Correxion Hydrate + Plump Eye Cream? It contains peptides to lift, firm, and contour. 1.5% hyaluronic acid to smooth and fill in lines. Caffeine to de-puff and rejuvenate. In 1 week, 100% had visibly reduced crow’s feet and visibly hydrated skin. In 4 weeks, 85% saw a visible reduction in under-eye puffiness. In 8 weeks, 88% saw visibly firmer-looking skin around the eye and 85% saw a visible reduction in dark circles. It is dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested, fragrance-free, paraben-free, and non-comedogenic.
My Experience with RoC Multi Correxion Hydrate + Plump Eye Cream:
Texture and Application
The eye cream is a soft, smoothing gel. I love the texture and consistency of this eye cream. It’s so silky and smooth. When applied to the under eyes, it feels very gentle, elegant, and soothing. It glides over the under eyes and skin around the eyes effortlessly. It doesn’t tug at the eye area. Very easy, simple application process. I just love how soft and smooth it is on the skin. It absorbs pretty fast into the skin and leaves the skin feeling hydrated. Worked well underneath moisturizer and sunscreen too. I didn’t experience any pilling due to how fast it sinks into the skin.
A moisturizing eye cream.
If you’re searching for a moisturizing eye cream, this works to hydrate the skin. I didn’t experience any dryness. My under eyes were left moisturized. Once again, fast-absorbing, moisturized skin.
In 1 week, I couldn’t tell if it helped to reduce crow’s feet, but it did help hydrate my skin. I noticed instant hydration. It didn’t take 1 week. A regular moisturizer would hydrate and moisturize the skin as good as this tiny 0.5 fl. oz. (15 mL) eye cream product. I didn’t think it was that much of a difference between this eye cream and a moisturizer. In 4 weeks, I didn’t notice any de-puffing of under eye puffiness. In 8 weeks, I didn’t see firmer looking skin or a reduction in dark under eye circles. The only thing I noticed was hydration. If you’re looking into trying this product, I’m not going to stop you. Everyone’s experience is different. From my experience, it was simply just a hydrating eye cream that contains peptides, caffeine, and hyaluronic acid. I didn’t see any improvements in my under eyes or skin around my eyes after going through two tubes of this eye cream. Just hydration.
I’ve finished two tubes of this eye cream already. I’m on my third. The first two went quite well. I didn’t experience any burning sensation or irritation. But once I started using the third one, my under eyes were extremely irritated. It looked like an allergic reaction. It was red, sore-looking, and burned like hell. Maybe I received a bad batch? Maybe the formula changed?? I have a fourth tube of the eye cream. Unfortunately, it smells just like the third tube. It has a very strong chemical smell to it. It doesn’t smell right. The products I have are new too. I recently purchased them. I have a fourth one because I bought the third and fourth together, lol. The first two I finished up didn’t have this strong chemical smell. Who knows what might’ve happened. Either way, I stopped using the eye cream on my eyes. After I stopped using it, all symptoms vanished. I’m quite disheartened with my experience with this eye cream after this happened. It made my eyes look worse and emphasized wrinkles.
I was going to keep using this eye cream, since it feels nice on the skin and contains ingredients like peptides, caffeine, and hyaluronic acid. My first couple of tubes of this eye cream went well. It didn’t help with crow’s feet, fine lines, wrinkles, dark under eye circles, puffiness, but it did help to hydrate my skin. I’ve used plenty of eye creams and have never found one that did anything amazing other than moisturize the skin. And, I really liked the texture of this eye cream. It’s silky and smooth. I love how little effort I have to put into applying it. It just glides and absorbs quick. It works great underneath my other skin care products too. BUT, since I had a bad experience with it (burning, third tube), I stopped using this eye cream. Like, wtf happened??!! I haven’t used it for a week and am happy with my decision. My under eyes went back to normal. It’s not red, puffy, swollen, and super wrinkly anymore. The under eye area is very delicate. I can’t trust using this product on my eyes after this experience. I won’t repurchase. What a huge disappointment.
This is what the eye cream looks like. Brand new. It’s a clear gel. When I twisted the cap open, the product seeps out.
1 Month Update: The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
Here’s my update on The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG. It’s been a total of 1 month using this product again. I used this product for years before and decided to give it another chance due to how affordable it is. Here are my thoughts on it this time around!
The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG comes in a glass dropper bottle. The texture of the product is a gel-serum. I only needed one drop of product for both eyes. The serum glides over the under eyes smoothly and easily. It feels soothing and cooling when applied to the skin. This is not a fast absorbing eye serum. It takes a while to absorb into the skin. I started off using it in the morning and at night. Since it takes a good amount of time to absorb in the morning and felt a little too drying on my skin, I switched to using it at night only. I didn’t have the time to let the serum absorb in the morning. For mornings, I prefer skin care products that sink into the skin quick without pilling. This serum pilled underneath my sunscreen. That made it difficult for my sunscreen to sit right on my skin to get the proper sun protection. I could see my sunscreen balling up and just not staying in place. Years before this, I used the serum twice a day (morning and night). Not sure how I managed to keep up with using this serum, haha!
The purpose of The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG is to reduce the appearance of eye contour pigmentation and puffiness. After a month of using this product once again, I was hoping to see a difference in my under eyes in terms of dark under circles and puffiness, but I didn’t see any changes in my skin whatsoever. No results just like before with religious application. Seems like getting more sleep and eating well would be the better choice (which I’m already doing) to help with dark under eye circles and puffy eyes than this caffeine eye serum. It didn’t work after trying it out again.
So I stopped using this product once again after being disappointed with the results. No results, lol. But also, I thought the product was too drying for my under eyes (as mentioned earlier). It made the skin around my eyes feel super tight (it does as it dries on the skin too) and dry. I applied heavier eye creams and moisturizers on top to keep the skin around my eyes moisturized, but my skin still felt tight and dry afterwards. I noticed that the serum accentuated some of my under eye fine lines and wrinkles. That’s not something I want from a product. I’m trying to diminish those signs of aging as much as possible. I don’t want them to become more prominent. I wish this product did something positive for my skin. It just didn’t. I kept trying for years and picked up using it again. If it worked, it would’ve worked already. This product didn’t work for me once again. I’m officially removing it from my skin care routine once again (lol). It could work for someone else. It’s not for my skin, and I have no reason to keep it in my routine after this experience.
More posts on The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG:
Review: The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG (10 months!)
Update on The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG & Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
Update on Benton Fermentation Eye Cream & Purito Centella Green Level Eye Cream & Cosrx Advanced Snail Peptide Eye Cream
I decided to remove some more products from my life. 🙃 I mean, skin care routine. This time, they’re not face skin care products. They’re eye creams. They are Benton Fermentation Eye Cream, Purito Centella Green Level Eye Cream, and Cosrx Advanced Snail Peptide Eye Cream. I’ve talked about these eye creams before. It’s been a while since I’ve mentioned them. Here they are again and my updated thoughts on each one. Let’s begin with the Benton Fermentation Eye Cream!
Benton Fermentation Eye Cream:
One of the eye creams that I was madly in love with was the Benton Fermentation Eye Cream. I loved the texture and consistency of the eye cream. It’s thick and creamy. It moisturized my eye area (doesn’t dry it out). This was one of the eye creams that I couldn’t let go. The ingredients were nice too. It had Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Macadamia Seed Oil, Ceramide Np, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aloe Leaf Extract, Adenosin, Panthenol, and so much more. Seemed beneficial for the skin so I kept on using it. So what’s the purpose of this eye cream?? It’s supposed to help with wrinkles, intensive firming, and moisturize the skin around the eyes for a brighter and more youthful look. After going through several tubes of this eye cream, the only thing this eye cream did for me was moisturize my eye area. I haven’t noticed any results with wrinkles, intensive firming, brighter eyes, or a more youthful look. So it just leaves the eye area moisturized. The ingredients and texture of the product seems really good, but I just didn’t see any changes other than moisturizing. Also, even though I love the thickness and creaminess of the eye cream, it was a little difficult to spread the eye cream under the eye area. It doesn’t smooth out easily, which made application more difficult than it should be. That means more pulling and tugging at the under eyes. That’s a huge no for me. I stopped using this eye cream for those reasons. All it did was moisturize and it was too difficult to blend into the skin. Where were the results? lol. I’m over this eye cream. Moving on…
Purito Centella Green Level Eye Cream:
Purito Centella Green Level Eye Cream was one of those products that I kept using just because. It’s also affordable, so it was pretty easy to get hooked on it, lol. So the product claims to be an anti-aging eye cream that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. In turn, makes the eyes look younger. The ingredient list is very long, so here’s a quick snapshot of what’s in it: Centella Asiatica Extract, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Shea Butter, Peptides, Madecassic Acid, Macadamia Seed Oil, Green Tea Extract. There’s more to it, but it’s just way too long. The ingredients look good. I’ve also gone through several tubes of this eye cream as well. My experience using this eye cream was OK. It didn’t irritate my eyes. It was soothing. But it didn’t help with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as advertised. It also didn’t help make my eyes look more youthful either. What it did was moisturize my eyes (when first applied to the skin). The moisture from this eye cream didn’t last. It sunk into the skin and disappeared. I did like the fact that this eye cream absorbs very quickly. It just vanishes into the skin without any issues. Since the moisture is temporary, it did absolutely nothing. It’s a useless eye cream that I’m purging from my skin care routine. See ya! 👋🏻
Cosrx Advanced Snail Peptide Eye Cream:
I purchased this eye cream on a whim. I didn’t think much about it. I was using the Snail Essence around that time too and thought this eye cream would do something for my eyes. Here are my thoughts on Cosrx Advanced Snail Peptide Eye Cream! The purpose of this eye cream is to firm the skin, boost radiance, reduce dark under eye circles, treat dull and dehydrated skin, fine lines, and puffy under eyes. The eye cream contains Snail Secretion Filtrate, Sunflower Seed Oil, Niacinamide, Palmitic Acid, Arginine, Betaine, Allantoin, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Adenosine, Peptides, and so many more ingredients! My experience with this eye cream has been OK. Well, only when it comes to moisture. The eye cream is sticky and actually does moisturize the eye area. Must be the snail filtrate secretion! 🐌 But that’s all I noticed about this eye cream. It didn’t help firm my skin, boost radiance, or even reduce dark under eye circles. If it helped with my dark under eye circles, I would’ve noticed by now. I’m on my 3rd bottle. Will be moving on to my 4th (last) bottle soon! It didn’t help with fine lines and wrinkles either. No to the puffy eyes and dull skin. All it did was just moisturize my skin. That’s it. This eye cream is on the pricier side, so I won’t repurchase just for an eye cream that moisturizes. I need an eye cream that actually delivers. This didn’t deliver entirely. My face moisturizer does the same thing as this eye cream (moisturize) and is more affordable.
Which eye cream is more moisturizing? In my opinion…
- Cosrx Advanced Snail Peptide Eye Cream
- Benton Fermentation Eye Cream
- Purito Centella Green Level Eye Cream
I hope this was helpful! If you missed out on other products that I dropped, check them out below!! 😊
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%
The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV SPF 50+ PA++++ (Clear)
GUERISSON 9 Complex Cream