Thursday, February 27, 2014

Scinic Snail Matrix Cream Review

Scinic Snail Matrix Cream Review

This has been a cream I've been using for the past 2 months and I nearly finished it so I feel like I can finally do a proper review of this product. This cream was a love/hate cream for me, which I'll later explain why.

The texture of this cream is legit like snail slime. What you see in the promo picture is what it is in real life. This cream is supposed to have 5% snail mucus in it. Snail mucus is known for it's healing/softening/brightening properties, so it's a really popular ingredient in skincare products. The cream feels very tacky, heavy, and sticky, which didn't bother me because I've tried snail products before and all of them have that slight sticky feeling due to the snail mucus. Haha, this cream looks and has a very suggestive texture lol!

So my skin type is dry/combination in the winter and oily/combination in the summer. My god, this winter my skin was so dry and cracked like a desert, so I was looking for a new moisturizer that would help soothe my flaky skin. If you're wondering where I bought this cream, I went on ebay and bought it there. Anywho, why I first loved this cream so much was that it was really helping my skin from dryness and I would wake up with super soft plump skin. But I noticed that after a few weeks my pores started getting SUPER clogged and I started getting whiteheads, blackheads, cystic acne, you name it! (FYI I have very acne-prone skin) I honestly didn't think it was this cream that was breaking me out, because at first my skin was fine with it. I just thought it was my misfortune to have really bad skin. A couple days ago I decided to try my new Kiehl's cream and instantaneously my acne started getting better and my pores are getting less clogged. So now I know for a fact it was the Scinic cream that was breaking me out. I feel so sad that I suffered for 2 months because I didn't want to believe that the snail cream was making my skin worse.... now I'm left with acne scars to remind myself to give up a product if it's not good~~ I just hate wasting product since I feel like it's wasting money T_T. 

Also, I'd like to mention I only used this cream at night... I wouldn't dream of using this in the morning considering how extremely shiny it makes you look. I love dewy skin, but this cream makes it look like a 100 snails had excreted all over your face. So that's why I only used this at night when nobody could see me haha.

Overall, I wouldn't recommend this cream to people who are prone to getting acne. I've read other reviews where people loved this product so it really depends on your skin type. I feel like this cream is best for people who have very dry skin and doesn't get acne, but honestly I've tried much better creams on the market so I would skip on this one. My next post will be on an Innisfree cream, which I have been LOVING!~~ It's suitable for all skin types too so look out for that!

Thanks for reading!

Monday, February 24, 2014

I feel you spring.

Despite it being 35º F it definitely feels heaps warmer than the cold spell the area I live in has been experiencing, which lately ranged between 7º F to 25º F. The melted snow, sunny weather and fresh air helped me get into the mood to dress up and do an OOTD post.
*Side note~ I'm trying to grow out my bangs... what do you think?

Sunglasses: ASOS
Jacket: Forever 21
Necklace: Aldo
Shirt: Goodwill (men's section)
Stockings: Walmart
Shoes: Aldo
Lipstick: MAC Ladybug

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Innisfree Real Skin CC Cream Review

Innisfree Real Skin CC Cream

 Today's review is Innisfree Real Skin CC Cream, which is based on 'Color Control' rather than Correcting. This is a CC Cream that I have really been enjoying recently. I actually purchased this more than 5 months ago, but when I first used it I really disliked it. I think the reason was because it was summer and my skin was very oily so this product didn't work for me. Now that it is autumn/winter and my skin is dry, this CC Cream is agreeing with my skin.

Since the weather is so cold now, I try to look for a makeup base that is moisturizing while delivering decent coverage. The Innisfree CC Cream has little to medium coverage and keeps the skin slightly dewy. I would say if you have problematic skin or want to cover up major discoloration, you would definitely need a concealer, but if you're looking to brighten up your complexion and even out your skin tone this product works great on its own. Also I want to add, even though this product is a little moisturizing you must moisturize your face prior to applying this product. If you have any dry patches or flaky skin, this CC Cream will only emphasize it.

The Innisfree CC Cream comes in only one shade and to be honest, I don't see this working on darker skin tones, which is really dumb because everybody is not the exact same shade. I was really fortunate that this kind of worked on me (for reference I am NC20 in MAC, and shade N21 in Korean makeup), but I would say if you're darker than NC25-30 it would not work. The product comes out white with tiny grey granules containing the color in it. Once you blend it into the skin it turns into a light beige color. The texture is slightly thick like a BB Cream, but feels light on the face as long as you don't over apply the product.

Overall, I really like the Innisfree Real Skin CC Cream for the colder season and I would recommend it.

Hope this review was helpful and if you've tried this CC Cream let me know your thoughts!