Skincare Review: I Dew Care Yogi Kitten Collection

I Dew Care recently released their Yogi Kitten Collection, which mainly uses heartleaf extract to calm while clarifying the skin.

The Namaste Kitten Clarifying Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Cleanser ($19) promises to be a non-stripping cleanser that cleanses and balances the skin using hemp seed oil and heartleaf extract.

This creamy cleanser foams once mixed with water. It feels thick, almost like a mask, but it doesn’t tighten and it rinses fairly easily. True to its claim, cleanses the skin thoroughly and doesn’t leave any film or excess oil.

To detoxify blemish-prone skin, the Yoga Kitten Balancing Heartleaf Clay Mask ($23) uses heartleaf extract, eucalyptus, and kaolin.

I am honestly amazed as to how brands have evolved in terms of using kaolin clay. I usually related this ingredient to stripping and oil-busting masks, which I honestly have no problems. They clarify and thoroughly exfoliate my oily and acne-prone skin. However, even for my skin type, I use these kinds of masks sparingly because it can be too drying.

This feels gentle though. It has a cooling sensation to the skin. This creamy also applies thickly and tightens just a tiny bit as it dries. Upon rinsing, it leaves the skin refreshed, cleansed, and matte. This has been my go-to the past few weeks as it helps me keep my skin detoxified and exfoliated.

Using kale, spirulina, and chlorella, moringa seed extract, and niacinamide, the Juicy Kitten Purifying Power-Green Serum ($25) aims to nourish, soothe, purify, and improve the texture and tone of the skin while offering antioxidant benefits.

It’s lightweight yet slightly viscous texture is what I usually want in a serum. It feels gentle on the skin and it also sinks in quickly while leaving the skin feeling soothed and nourished. I like using this in the morning as it makes my skin look dewy and soft.

I really like using all the products from the Yogi Kitten Collection as they work so well for my oily skin. They came at the right time when my skin is acting up, and they became everyday products that help gently calm my skin. I still use a lot of actives but these products are what I focus on when my skin needs the break from strong treatments and when it needs calming and nourishment.

The I Dew Care Yogi Kitten Collection were provided by @idewcare and @memebox. Available at memebox.com

Skincare Review: Hanskin Real Complexion Hyaluron Skin Essence, Hyaluron Moisture Mask, and Hyaluron Moisture Cream

I have always admired how K-Beauty brands focus on gentle nourishment and hydration in their skincare. Since both benefits have been my focus since last year, I can’t not try the Hyaluron Collection of Hanskin.

Promising to moisturize and hydrate, the Real Complexion Hyaluron Skin Essence acts as a toner, essence, and moisturizing lotion all in one. Using bio hyaluronate and hyaluronic acid and zostera marina extract. This feels thick at first but it gets lighter when applied on the skin. It sinks in quickly into the skin. It immediately plumps the giving a non-greasy dewy look even after a long day.

The Hyaluron Moisture Mask aims to moisturize, brighten, soothe, and leave the skin glowing with hyaluronic acid, strawberry, raspberry, and french rose water. It also uses a microfiber sheet, thinner than 1/100 of the thickness of a human hair, which claims to retain and hold moisture five times more than cotton fabric. The pink-colored mask is a cute surprise, the essence also has a sweet smell. It fits perfectly, like most korean masks, and I didn’t have a hard time putting it on my face. It leaves the skin feeling hydrated and fresh. It would be a great addition to your routine if you’re looking for extra hydration.

As the last step, the Hyaluron Moisture Cream targets dry or dull skin and promises to leave the skin plump, nourished and moisturized using hyaluronic acid.

This has a watery gel-like formula that feels lightweight on the skin. It doesn’t feel tacky and delivers good hydration as well. I use this day and night, especially when I feel like my skin is dry and dehydrated to leave it smooth and plumper.

The Hyaluron Collection would be great for those who are looking to plump and hydrate their skin. All products are nourishing and gentle so they also work well with exfoliants and acids. The Real Complexion Hyaluron Skin Essence is something I would surely use whatever the season while the Hyaluron Moisture Mask and Hyaluron Moisture Cream are something that would suit my oily skin when it’s cold and dry.

The Hanskin Real Complexion Hyaluron Skin Essence, Hyaluron Moisture Mask, and Hyaluron Moisture Cream were provided by @hanskinusa.

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

Skincare Review: Goodal Phytowash Yerba Mate Cleansing Foam and Washup Deep Clean Pore Glacial Clay Mask

I have used Goodal before and loved the Phytowash Yerba Mate Cleansing Foam ($20) for my oily skin. It claims to be a foaming cleanser that removes excess oil and impurities through its ingedients andiroba seed oil, acai berry extract and copaliba balsam extract.

Formulated with yerba mate sourced from the amazonian rainforest and housed in a minimalist and light colored packaging, this cleanser has become part of my morning routine for the past couple of months. It’s gentle but helps manage my oily skin throughout the day. It doesn’t strip the skin and has a subtle clean scent that I like, and is creamy when applied. It’s non-greasy, lightweight and not dehydrating. The pea-sized amount can go a long way so, this tube would definitely last for more than three months.

They also sent over the Washup Deep Clean Pore Glacial Clay Mask ($25). This mask uses Canadian glacial water, glacial clay, and green tea extracts to exfoliates, cleanse pores, and balance the skin.

These two works when your skin is feeling clogged and super oily. Both just gives those with oily skin a clean canvas that will gives you the opportunity to start anew (and unclogged.) I use the mask on my face once a week to thoroughly clean my pores. If I’m having a good skin week, I only use it on the oiliest parts of my face – the t-zone area. I love this removes all oil but doesn’t tighten as it dries. It just leaves the skin feels smooth and soft. It also doesn’t strip the skin or leave it feeling rough. The mask is creamy enough, even with some scrubby bits.

The Goodal Phytowash Yerba Mate Cleansing Foam and Washup Deep Clean Pore Glacial Clay Mask were provided by @goodalbeauty for review. Available at ulta.com

Monthly Favorites: September 2019

What started as a farm has now evolved into a lifestyle brand. Beekman 1802 works with farmers, craftspeople, and artisans to produce everything from food, home items to apparel and skincare.

They sent over their Triple Milk Collection, which uses three kinds of milk – goat milk to soothe, coconut milk to condition, and milk protein to nourish. As a second cleanser, the Triple Milk Bar ($12) aims to draw out water-based debris before leaving the skin soft and hydrated. This is my favorite out of the set. It’s creamy and nourishing, it easily foams, and it cleanses the skin thoroughly without drying it.

This product were provided by @beekman1802. Available at beekman1802.com

Lilah B. Glisten + Glow™ Skin Illuminator

A close up the Glisten + Glow™ Skin Illuminator in Rose Bronze from Lilah B. As always, Lilah B knocks it out with a luxe pebble packaging that not only looks good, it’s also very sturdy.

This #highlighter aims to awaken and revitalize dull complexion using black currant seed oil extract, sunflower oil extract, carotenoids, plant sterols, fatty acids, and brown sea algae.

This is a very subtle highlighter. It’s more of a complexion enhancer for me. Unlike other highlighters, this cleanly provides a subtle glow to the high points of my face like the cupid’s bow and my nose (as seen in the photos of me using it). For someone with #oilyskin , it can be difficult to to find something like this – a highlighter that doesn’t make my skin look like an oiled grease pan after a few hours.

This has a very soft and creamy consistency so it’s easy to use. like using my fingers for a subtle sheen and a brush if I want a more precise and more defined highlight. The skin grabs the product easily and looks like it melts upon contact resulting in a natural-looking application.

The shade Rose Bronze is exactly as advertised. It’s a bronze highlighter with a pinkish undertone that works well for my medium brown skin. It gives off that summer glow that we all want to hold on to for as long as we can. I find that the shade complements medium to dark complexions as it makes the skin have that warm glow.

The Lilah B. Glisten + Glow™ Skin Illuminator in Rose Bronze was provided by @lilahbeauty . Available for $32 at lilahbeauty.com

I Dew Care Plush Party Buttery Vitamin C Lip Mask

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

This 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.

This lip mask is also cruelty-free and are formulated without parabens, phthalates, or silicones.

The I Dew Care Plush Party Buttery Vitamin C Lip Mask was provided by @idewcare and @memebox.

Primera Miracle Seed Essence

I have known about Primera when I first got into skincare. The brand uses seed and sprout extracts captured at the peak of potency to enhance the glow of the skin and provide it with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.

One of their best-sellers is the Miracle Seed Essence ($58), which promises to smooth texture, improve tone, increase hydration, and help protect the skin from environmental stressors using lotus seeds. This has the texture and consistency of most essences but this has some weight to it. It sinks in quickly but immediately plumps the skin after use. It also feels hydrating and has kept my skin feeling soft. I have been using this every day and consider it as one of the most hydrating essences I’ve tried.

As expected, this essence offers extreme nourishment and moisture to the skin. They also do not use parabens, mineral oil, animal-derived ingredient, synthetic colorants, and artificial fragrances in their formulas so I believe this would also work to those with sensitive skin.

The Primera Miracle Seed Essence was provided by @primera.us