Skincare Review: Iunik Beta Glucan Power Moisture Serum, Black Snail Restore Serum, and Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum

AD| I have always stood by my statement the #kbeauty has the most nourishing serums out there. Iunik yet again has proved me right with these three serums.

The Beta Glucan Power Moisture Serum promises to moisturize, strengthen, balance, and brighten skin with beta glucan extracted from mushrooms. I always have a beta glucan serum in my stash and this just replaced that. I really like its light and runny texture and this really balances my skin. Used in the morning, this helps prevent my skin from getting too oily and it just moisturizes my oily skin.

The Black Snail Restore Serum uses 70% black snail extract, black rice, black bean, black sesame, eggplant, and sea tangle to smooth, lighten, and nourish my skin. This is a bit more viscous than the Beta Glucan Power Moisture Serum but is much more lightweight than all of the snail-based products I’ve tried. I like that it’s not slimy and it does not leave a tacky feeling to the skin. I use this at night and after a month of use, it did help in brightening my skin. It also helps in leaving my skin looking healthy and nourished.

I love propolis but found that most products using the ingredient felt too thick and too heavy for my skin. Then I found the Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum and met my match. This serum aims to soothe, calm, nourish, and brighten the skin using 70% propolis extract and 12% hippophae rhamnoides fruit extract. This serum sticks to my skin without the tacky feeling. It sinks in beautifully and leaves my skin dewy and bouncy. I always use this at night before applying moisturizer and it helps keep my skin plump and soft.

I chose these three serums from Stylevana because they contain ingredients that I love and they didn’t let me down. Also, I have tried other Iunik products before and I always to I would get gentle and nourishing products. My oily skin loves their quick-absorbing and lightweight consistency that never made my skin overly moisturized or clogged. Altogether, these serums just helped improve the health of my skin and made my skin feel nourished, plump, and bright.

The Iunik Beta Glucan Power Moisture Serum, Black Snail Restore Serum, and Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum were provided by @stylevana_sv. Get a discount when you shop at stylevana.com using the code SKINWHIMS20.

Brand Overview: Lavido Purifying Facial Cleanser, Purifying Facial Toner, Replenishing Facial Serum, Mandarin Aromatic Body Lotion, and Thera Intensive Foot Cream

From the Galilee Valley, the vegan and cruelty-free brand Lavido uses botanicals, herbs, and fruit extracts to develop skincare products. Their products are also created without mineral oil, petroleum, silicones, propylene glycol, synthetic dyes, phenoxyethanol, synthetic alcohol, parabens, PEGs, and SLS.

A cleanser to balance the skin while melting away makeup and impurities, the Purifying Facial Cleanser ($29) contains pomegranate, orange blossom, and propolis. This gel cleanser feels gentle and soothing on the skin. After wash, my face feels smooth, clean, and fresh. However, it packs a strong fragrance which I don’t like.

The Purifying Facial Toner ($24) has similar key ingredients as the cleanser and promises to balance and refresh the skin. Same with the cleanser, this feels gentle on the skin. The solution is contained in a pump bottle and dispenses to form a small mass of bubbles when pumped onto a cotton ball. It leaves the skin smooth and fresh after application. However, this one comes scented as well. It’s not overpowering, but still, the scent is kind of strong for me.

Using pomegranate, lemon myrtle, and mandarin, the Replenishing Facial Serum ($59) aims to plump, retain moisture, and smooth the skin. I use this serum before bedtime to hydrate and nourish the skin. It doesn’t feel heavy and helps me keep my face soft, smooth, and supple especially after it gets absorbed into my skin. Out of all the products, this is my favorite because of how nourishing it feels on the skin.

For the body, the Mandarin Aromatic Body Lotion ($19) contains mandarin oil, orange oil, and bergamot oil to nourish and hydrate. This lotion has a whipped texture that smooths evenly on the skin. It also comes with a refreshing citrus scent. I have dry skin, and use lotion to calm down dryness. This lotion surprisingly doesn’t feel tacky and uncomfortable when applied even when I’m out. It sinks in quickly and feels light. I want a more moisturizing body lotion but this does soften my skin.

The Thera Intensive Foot Cream ($28) is for dry, cracked, or chaffed feet. It contains tea tree, achillea extract, and myrtle oil to soften and condition the skin. This foot cream has the same whipped texture as the body lotion but thicker. It also has a leafy scent to it. I like how it easily melts onto the skin as I massage it on my feet. It does manage to soften and smoothen my foot, especially dry areas like my heels. It also helps to keep it smelling fresh.

The Lavido Purifying Facial Cleanser, Purifying Facial Toner, Replenishing Facial Serum, Mandarin Aromatic Body Lotion, and Thera Intensive Foot Cream were provided by @lavido and @purplepr. Available at lavido.com

Skincare Review: Sigi Skin Kaleanser Face Wash and Pink Nectar

Never to shy away from cute packaging, Sigi Skin caught my eye and my natural attraction for pastel colors. I got to try the Kaleanser Face Wash and Pink Nectar, which simple but cute and are also cruelty free and are made without parabens, dye, sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), DMDM Hydantoin, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, triclocarban, and polyunsaturated oils (PUFA).

A face cleanser in gel form, the Kaleanser Face Wash promises to remove makeup, dirt, and oils while rebalancing the pH level using glycerin and soy and kale extracts. Despite the overwhelming smell, it feels so gentle on the skin. It emulsifies and cleanses the skin quickly. I like that it doesn’t leave a film but it also doesn’t strip the skin. I like using this when my skin is feeling a bit tight because this is calming and soothing to the skin.

Pink Nectar is one of the lightest eye creams I have tried. It spreads thinly but feels really moisturizing on the eye area. Using five kinds of hyaluronic acid, glycerin, niacinamide, vitamin e, propolis, peach extracts, and actractyloides lancea root extract, this eye cream aims to moisturize, firm, depuff, and brighten the eye area. Even though I have not seen its brightening effects, what I really like about this is how light enough this eye cream is to be applied in the morning and how it moisturizes my dry under eyes. It sinks in quickly and doesn’t mess my makeup while not aggravating the dryness of my under eyes.

The Sigi Skin Kaleanser Face Wash and Pink Nectar were provided by @sigiskin and @thewoodsandco. Available at sigiskin.com