Skin Care Products I Stopped Using

Cosrx AHA BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner

So I’ve been pondering about eliminating skin care products from my routine and life. At first, I thought I would just use them up on my face and stop it at that. But, I decided to stop using it on my face here and now. I was deep cleaning my pores (yuck!) and noticed how congested my skin was. I immediately thought of the vast amount of skin care products I use on my face daily. I questioned if I needed to use these products any longer if I haven’t seen much results from them. What’s the point of using them? What’s the point of buying them? I mean, they haven’t done much for my skin. What am I thinking? lol. Also, I don’t have the time to apply that many products on my face anymore. If I did, I wouldn’t want to anymore. I think I’m going to simplify my routine and just make my life so much easier.

Here are the products! 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel

This is a lightweight moisturizing aloe and propolis gel. I used it for its lightweight moisture and how it didn’t clog my pores. Overall, it did a terrible job at keeping my skin hydrated. Sometimes the gel would burn my face when it felt more sensitive than usual. I feel like I’m just using it because it’s a lightweight gel. I haven’t been amazed by the results, so I decided to drop it from my routine. 

Cosrx AHA BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner

This is probably the worst aha and bha product I have used. The amount of aha and bha is so little that it does absolutely nothing for my skin. I thought it helped to minimize the oil in my skin at some points while using it, but it just didn’t deliver in the end. It’s a clarifying treatment toner, so it’s not your typical aha or bha product. I think it’s a waste of time using it. At least for me. I’m done with it. Finally, haha. Out it goes!

Purito Galacto Niacin 97 Power Essence

This is actually a good galactomyces and niacin product. It helped to brighten my skin and helped to diminish the oilies from my skin while making my skin appear more glowy. But! I have other galactomyces and niacin products I love way more. I can’t wait to finish this product. It’s not something I will purchase again any time soon. Good product but I prefer my other galactomyces and niacin products that I have way much more.

iUNIK Black Snail Restore Serum

What can I say about this snail serum? It’s moisturizing, sticky, and contains snail. It doesn’t brighten or lift the skin, but it does nourish and leaves the skin feeling moisturized. Honestly, I think it’s too sticky and heavy for my skin type. Also, I haven’t noticed much of a change in wrinkles. Yes, it claims to help with wrinkles. It’s really just a moisturizing serum. Nothing more. 

iUNIK Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum

Another serum from iUNIK. The only difference between the texture of the propolis and black snail is that the propolis isn’t as sticky. The results are basically similar. It moisturizes and nourishes. As for brightening and wrinkles, nope, nothing. Don’t expect it to brighten your skin. It’s just another moisturizing serum. I kept using it hoping it’ll improve some acne marks and help with wrinkles, but I haven’t seen any changes in my skin/acne marks using it. I think it’s time to move on from it.

Cosrx Galactomyces 95 Tone Balancing Essence

This is a really good moisturizing galactomyces essence. It’s lightweight and leaves the skin feeling hydrated and moisturized. I didn’t break out from it either. But, since I have another galactomyces product that I prefer much more, I decided to stop using this one. I don’t see the purpose of using more than one galactomyces products at one time or in my routine. So, I’m not purchasing it any time soon again. 

Cosrx Advanced Snail 92 All in One Cream

I stopped using this snail cream on my face a long time ago. I only use it on my neck and body. I really can’t tell if it’s doing anything but moisturize, which almost every moisturizer does. It hasn’t helped much with any of my skin conditions, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and overall skin texture. It feels like any other moisturizer, except it’s more sticky due to the snail ingredient. 

iUNIK Beta-Glucan Power Moisture Serum

Here’s another serum from iUNIK. It’s more moisturizing compared to the snail and propolis serum. That’s all it really is — a moisturizing serum. I haven’t noticed much when it comes to skin elasticity as it claims on the bottle. I think this serum is way too heavy for my skin anyways. It’ll work better on someone with dry skin. All I know is that it’s too much for my skin. So I guess that’s another iUNIK serum down. 

Gold Bond Ultimate Neck & Chest Firming Body Treatment Cream

I haven’t done an update on this neck and chest firming cream. Sorry, I’ve been busy. Here’s a short review on it! So this cream feels very nice on the skin. It’s a rich, dense cream that leaves the skin feeling pampered and very moisturized. I used it on my neck and chest for months, but I haven’t noticed much in a decrease in any lines or crepey skin. It just felt like a thick, rich moisturizer for the neck and chest. I didn’t think my skin felt firmer with or without the cream. I used it twice a day, by the way. I think it’s pretty overpriced for the amount of product. It feels so similar to Gold Bond Ultimate Crepe Corrector Age Defense, which comes in a larger tube. Honestly, I would just go for the larger tube instead. I’m not going to buy the neck and chest firming cream again. It’s just a moisturizer. Lol. 

Stay tuned for more! Also, a new update on my moisturizing skin care products! 🧴

Wow, that is a lot of skin care products!! 😹

Trying iUNIK Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum again. Let’s see if it works! After 2 days… :)

iUNIK Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum

I decided to add iUNIK Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum (previous review here) once or twice a week in my skin care routine. It seems like when I don’t use too many products at once (but once or twice a week) my skin is pretty forgiving. I don’t get clogged pores or random breakouts from the product unless it’s something my skin really dislikes. So I’ve been using this serum on my body just to use it up, but I thought I would give it another chance (on my facial skin). This serum is concentrated with a bunch of good, beneficial ingredients for the skin. I have a ton of skin care products that didn’t work and thought I would give it a go again to see if it works or not. I didn’t want to waste a good product on my body. Not that I don’t care about the skin on my body. I already have moisturizers for my body like CeraVe Moisturizing Cream and Neutrogena Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream that are less expensive for the amount of product. Even though they’re not my favorites, they’re not too bad. So I’ve used iUNIK Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum for 2 days, here’s my experience with this serum…

Day 1

So the first time I used this serum it felt lightweight, moisturizing, and I couldn’t feel the stickiness of the serum because of my other moisturizers, lol. It felt like I was just piling on this serum just to get some good moisture in for my skin. The serum feels nice on the skin. I can see why I wanted to try it out in the first place. It contains Propolis Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, Niacinamide (doesn’t every product nowadays??!!), Sodium Hyaluronate (this too!!), Honey Extract, Adenosine, and the list goes on. This serum is filled with so many beneficial ingredients for the skin. I’m really excited. But what do I expect from this product after my previous experience with it?? What it claims to do! I guess, haha! Which is to soothe, nourish, revitalize the skin while reducing redness and calming the skin. Well, it did help soothe and calm my skin when I was gently patting it into my skin. This serum also contains Centella Asiatica. Even though I’m already using a serum with this ingredient (Purito Green Level Buffet Serum). This serum is also supposed to help with dry, damaged, dull skin, and hyperpigmentation. But we’ll see. My previous experience with it wasn’t too great. I believe in second chances though. 😉 The first day went well.

Day 2

This serum felt as soothing and moisturizing as it was the first day. I dispensed about 3-5 drops into my palm. More drops than I usually use. I only used it at night too. I’m not sure how my skin would react if I used it twice in a day, but I’ll just take it slow for now. So I gently pat the serum into my skin and let my skin soak it all up. It left my skin feeling so moisturized. I loved it. I haven’t noticed any breakouts from it yet. None at all. Perhaps this serum is too moisturizing for everyday use but makes a good serum to use just a few times a week. I think I can live with that, since I haven’t seen any signs of clogged pores. My skin looks softer and moisturized the next morning. My complexion looks more even and slightly brighter. Since it’s only been two nights of using this serum, I can’t say much about the other benefits like improvements in damaged and dull skin. No clue about hyperpigmentation yet but I hope it does something for that in a few weeks or months. I have some acne marks to fade. But, so good, so far. I like the way it goes on my skin. And yes, once again, no new acne. 👍🏻

Final thoughts on iUNIK Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum & experience

Using iUNIK Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum was a complete success for 2 days, once a day, at night. I have no new breakouts! Just softer, smoother, moisturized, and brighter skin!! I like what I’m seeing and the way my skin looks even if it’s only from using it twice. I’m stunned! I can’t wait to see what my skin will look like with continued use. I’ll keep using this serum a few times a week until I finish the whole bottle. If it works, I may even pick up a brand new bottle. Who knows! I’ll make an update in a few months! See you all there! 🙂

For more reviews on iUNIK skin care products go here!!!

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