Cult Favorite: Ole Henriksen Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner

The Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner from Ole Henriksen promises to brighten and smooth the skin, reduce the look of dark spots, and target fine lines and wrinkles using glycolic and lactic acids, sandalwood extract, chamomile extract, and licorice extract.

This has that sweet smell that the PHAT Glow Facial has. It’s very watery but leaves a bit of a tacky finish to the skin. It stings when swiped on the skin but it only lasts for a few seconds. A few months of using this, I noticed its refining, smoothing, and brightening benefits to the skin. I have a few bumps at the side of my face and this helped a lot in smoothing those parts of my face. Even though this is recommended for daily use, I only use this two times a week so it took more than a month to see results. If you love Ole Henriksen, this is worth checking out if you want to improve your skin’s texture while brightening and smoothing the complexions.

The Ole Henriksen Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner was provided by @olehenriksen . Available at olehenriksen.com

Skincare Review: Paul and Joe Beaute Cleansing Gel, Cooling Lotion, and Herbal Lotion

I didn’t know Paul and Joe Beaute have skincare products until they sent me these. As usual, the packaging is on point and as expected, the products are gentle and nourishing.

The Cleansing Gel promises to remove makeup and cleanse the skin using olive tree oil, parsley extract, and sage oil. This has a light gel texture that cleanses my skin thoroughly. It removes all the excess oil on my skin without stripping it. I like using this in the morning instead of at night to remove makeup as it takes a bit of time when I use this as a first cleanser. What I also like about this is it leaves a refreshed feeling on the skin after rinsing.

They sent two lotions, which if you base it on j-beauty, are toners. The Cooling Lotion is an astringent and it contains olive oil, olive leaf extract, ectoin, peppermint extract, and chamomile extract. This is a gentle astringent. It doesn’t sting, just providing a relaxing and cool feeling to the skin as it helps remove the dirt that I wasn’t able to remove while cleansing. The Herbal Lotion, on the other hand, aims to hydrate, soften, and firm the skin using olive oil, olive leaf extract, ectoin, organic fennel leaf extract, and lemon extract. This is more viscous than the Cooling Lotion and provides more hydration to the skin. I like using the Cooling Lotion before the Herbal Lotion as the combination helps keep my oiliness at bay while hydrating my skin. Using both left my skin feeling nourished and plump all day long.

I am pleasantly surprised by these products especially the Cooling Lotion and Herbal Lotion as they seem to suit my oily skin.

The Paul & Joe Beaute Cleansing Gel, Cooling Lotion, and Herbal Lotion were provided by @paulandjoebeaute. Available at paulandjoe.com

Skincare Review: I Dew Care Say You Dew Moisturizing Vitamin C Gel + Cream and Plush Party Buttery Vitamin C Lip Mask

Memebox positioned their in-house brand I Dew Care as fun and playful and the packaging attests to that. They are all cute but not childish, colorful without being too loud. They sent over two of their products from their Vitamin C collection.

Containing gel and cream to its name, I immediately picked up the Say You Dew Moisturizing Vitamin C Gel + Cream ($29).

This moisturizer promises to hydrate and brighten the skin using lemon extract, vitamin c, and banana extract. The gel + cream description is correct as it has a fluffy gel consistency that looks so light but has some weight to it when applied.

It leaves the skin a bit tacky and for me, I use this as a sleeping mask. It feels moisturizing and nourishing to the skin but I only use this when my skin is feeling a bit tight because it can feel heavy at times. It does moisturize and brighten the skin and gives me a plump complexion the morning after.

The Plush Party Buttery Vitamin C Lip Mask ($16) contains cocoa butter, hibiscus flower extract, and vitamins c and e to moisturize, nourish, and condition the lips.

This lip mask does what it claims to do – it moisturizes and nourishes the lips after use. It has a thick texture like most lip masks and lasts through drinking that 3 am water we sometimes need. It feels as if it leaves a film on the lips that doesn’t budge until I brush my teeth. While using this, I haven’t encountered chapping or drying.

These products are also cruelty-free and are formulated without parabens, phthalates, or silicones.

The I Dew Care Say You Dew Moisturizing Vitamin C Gel + Cream and Plush Party Buttery Vitamin C Lip Mask were provided by @idewcare and @memebox . Available at memebox.com