Skincare Routine | Serums and Ampoules

Wednesday 30 May 2018

If essence is being the star product in its skincare line or even on its own, I'd say the same goes to serums and ampoules. Why? Because the difference between essence and serum is mainly in their texture whereas essence is lighter than serum and as for the difference between essence and ampoule is mainly in their targeted area whereas essence are usually should be used on the whole facial area while ampoules are usually meant for specific area like smile lines, dark spots i.e. hyperpigmentations. Although ampoules can sometimes be in light consistency but mostly in serum-like consistency. But the bottomline is, all three products are working the hardest among their sisters products hence usually the most expensive compared.

As I've been using THE FACE SHOP The Therapy Water-Drop Anti-Aging Moisturising Serum for several times, I've noticed how nice and plumped my skin has become in the morning as I only have been incorporating this serum in night routine. What I like the most is its light texture. I'm going to use awhile more before coming up with proper review.

As for the Innisfree Whitening Pore Synergy Serum, I've only been using a quarter of this brightening serum with pore care effect however I do find it drying out my skin so I don't think I'll be continuing on using it as I don't find it ideal to pile on heavy moisturiser during the day.  Why not using it at night, you'd say? Because I prefer moisturising serum and ampoule for my night routine. I'd probably be giving this away soon.

I'm on the third bottle for that LANEIGE White Plus Renew Spot Ampoule (this is the 4th bottle left being displayed here) and this one too is a little bit drying but this actually gives excellent result as my acne marks fade rather quickly. So it's imperative for me to use thick cream around the applied area. Honestly, I'm so done using these kinds of serums and ampoules as I do want to venture into using gentle acids for my skin; AHA, BHA, and PHA, not forgetting retinols! Let's talk about this further in another post!

I've received that LEAGUERTOX V-Shot Silhouette Lifting Ampoule previously in Althea Box back in February. It's kind of thick and heavy; takes time to being absorbed well into skin although I've only applied this on wrinkle-prone area like smile lines around my mouth area and crow feet but I haven't developed them yet. I actually don't know if I should continue on using but so far it's nice so I guess, yes?

So that's all about this on this post on my current opened serums and ampoules. Let me know if you have suggestions on this category by leaving comments down below and I'll be seeing you guys real soon on my next post! Annyeong~

Skincare Routine | Essences

Sunday 27 May 2018

Essence or serum to me is like a star product where it's the most important in any skincare line I ever encountered and how the cleanser, toner, emulsion, and moisturiser being designed heavily depends  on how the essence or serum works. Although, I haven't been getting the most out of the opened essences in my stash as I have been indulging a lot in using sheet masks both for my morning and night routine.

First would be that LANEIGE Time Freeze Essence. This is the first anti-aging essence I ever had in my whole stash and I have to admit that I haven't been using this so diligently but I'm planning to from now on. I've got a tip that we can still apply essences prior sheet mask application but it's preferable to use functional essence or serum with a hydrating sheet mask for a synergy effect. So, I guess I'll be trying this later and let you guys know how it went.

Of course, as both LANEIGE's and that Innisfree Jeju Sparkling Mineral Essence are from previous round of skincare, I'd still be alternating between the two. Although I still not really into this. Maybe I should give it away or apply on my body? :D

One of the most recent addition to my beauty stash is that Primary Soymilk Renew Essence. It's supposedly hydrates the skin and it's light in texture so I'll be using it in my morning routine. But seriously, what do you think of the packaging? It's made of glass by the way.

The above are some deluxe samples of essences from Innisfree, LANEIGE and Real Barriers that I used throughout the time when my skin was really sensitive due to having allergic reaction; hydrating and soothing essences. I probably getting one of these in full-sized version later. Especially that Real Barrier Essence Mist! So convenient to use after washing my face (on sensitive skin days) so I won't be feeling dry after stepping out of the washroom and into my bedroom literally 4 feet away.

I guess that's all of it! Let me know your favourite essence in your routine by leaving comments down below. Until next post! Annyeong~

Skincare Routine | Toners

Wednesday 23 May 2018

I'd understand if you want to skip your cleanser in the morning, given that you deep cleansed your skin the night before and applied the rest of your skincare so it might not be necessary to wash your face but I don't think it should be the same when it comes to toners. I'm sure our skin needs clean condition to let all the essence, serum and of course, day moisturiser to be absorbed properly so let's talk about these current opened toners in my stash.

As I usually prefer brightening skincare in the morning, I’m currently using THE FACE SHOP White Seed Brightening Toner for it. This does brightens up my overall skin tone although slightly but it honestly, the whole line doesn’t provide ample hydration for my skin so I usually amped up the hydration by adding sheet mask in between the toner and the lotion.

I’ve been using ALTHEA Bare Essentials Primer Water; serum-like toner for the past 2 months and as you can tell, despite having numbers of toners, I do use this a lot especially for my morning routine. This helps prepping my skin before makeup as it hydrates and smoothening my skin at the same time. I’m loving this and there’s a high chance for me to repurchase this.

Innisfree Jeju Sparkling Mineral Skin is a lightweight toner that I’m alternating with the Primer Water or for 7-Skin Method where I put on at least 3 layers of this toner and continue with heavier toners. This merely for moisturising purposes for me though it claims it can help with brightening but I've been juggling my skincare products so I can't really tell whether it works for that or not. 

As I always use either exfoliating toner, skincare booster, first essence or first serum with cotton pads, I love using THE FACE SHOP The Therapy Hydrating Tonic Treatment without cotton pads and apply merely using my fingers. This hydrates so well and making skin feeling smooth and supple. I’m in love with this skincare line overall as I've been using this as anti-aging care for my night routine for the previous months.

I just want to include the recently purchased Nacific Fresh Herb Origin Cotton Toner in Calendula (unopened) and bunch of deluxe toners that I used during the time I had food poisoning; soothing toners for sensitive skin. As for that B.Liv Got Oil Relief, I bought two of them; having one on my vanity and another on my office table. It does hydrates my skin and as it comes in spray bottle, this rather works as my facial mist as rehydrate my skin midday.

I guess that's all from me! Let me know your favourite toners; be it hydrating, moisturising, brightening even for sensitive skin in the comment section down below. I'll see you guys on my next post! Annyeong~

Skincare Routine | Exfoliating Toner, First Serums and Skincare Booster

Sunday 20 May 2018

If you're a beginner in using Korean skincare products, you would probably noticed there are certain products that you're supposed to use in between your cleansing products and your regular (hydrating, brightening, or moisturising) toners and these are called either exfoliating toner, skincare boosters (usually filled with sorts of vitamins) and the most familiar I'd think, first essences (lightweight) or serums (slightly heavy) that exist within the same skincare lines or you can get it on its own. 

First is Son&Park Beauty Water. I’m on my 3rd bottle (already repurchased my 4th bottle recently) of this exfoliating toner and I just can’t get onto another similar product yet. I've mentioned this previously that I always use this before any sheet mask session as it smooths out dead skin cells and make way for the essence or serums even ampoules to be well absorbed into skin better as I've compared to few times I didn't use it. I freaking love this toner and I've crowned this with   HG status since 2016.

Secondly, a skincare booster that's filled with Vitamin C; Holika Holika 3 Seconds Starter Vita Complex. At this point, I’ve just opened this recently for its brightening purposes and I'm loving its light texture. Will use more before giving my thoughts on it.

Thirdly, these two first serums that I lovingly use for my morning and night routines separately. If you saw my Instagram Stories around last month, you’d noticed that I actually finished my first bottle of THE FACE SHOP The Therapy First Serum and opened the Holiday Limited Edition of it but then I'm not fond of the plastic feel for the packaging hence I refilled that bottle fully at 130ml and filled the 50ml balance into my mum’s bottle. Indeed, we both are loving this first serum so much!

As for that Innisfree The Green Tea Seed Serum, there’s like little amount of the serum left in the bottle (took this pic last month) and I’m planning to get a backup for this hydrating first serum on my next trip to KL end of this month. That's how you know how I really love using certain products in my skincare stash. I know I've said previously I should stopped buying backups but I assured you that it only applies to facial cleansers at this point. 

I guess that's all from me! Let me know if you're using any of these in your current skincare routine by leaving comments down below. I'll see you guys on my next post! Annyeong~

Skincare Routine | AHA, BHA, PHA!

Wednesday 16 May 2018

I honestly do think that I should've included the COSRX One-Step Pimple Clear Pad in this post rather the previous one as it's basically a toner containing betaine salicylate and willow bark water to chemically exfoliate without drying the skin. I guess, I should be doing that in my next post probably in September where I'll be talking about my next Round 13.0 of skincare but for now, let's go into these acids that I've been incorporating in my evening routine for the past few weeks.

First, those two products from COSRX; the AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner and BHA Blackhead Power Liquid. I have these two for quite sometime but honestly I’ve only been using them few times as I keep on reaching for other toners (whether it's brightening or hydrating toners)  as I want to speed up my routine especially in the morning when I don’t have the luxury to wait for 15 minutes for these to work and then proceed with the rest of my skincare routine. I will put in more efforts to use them in my evening routine probably in another two weeks after my skin is less sensitive and I'd probably be doing special treatment  by using cleansing oil followed by BHA and a clay mask. Let’s see if it works.

New addition to my acids squad is that SNP Lab+ Triple Water Peel Soothing Pads. I’ve only been using this for several times in the evening but I already am loving it! This contains AHA, BHA and PHA which are kind for my sensitive, dry cheeks area with oily T-zone. Let me use it several times more before coming up with a proper review.

So that's all of it! Let me know what kind of facial exfoliators that you're using in your skincare routine by leaving comments down below. Until next post, annyeong~

Skincare Routine | Facial Exfoliators

Sunday 13 May 2018

I cannot stress enough of how important to exfoliate your skin properly so your skincare products got absorbed properly into the layers of your skin. Today I'll be sharing about the various types of products I've shown you above so you can find at least one that best suit your skin.

First would be these classics; Skinfood Strawberry Black Sugar Wash-Off Mask and Skinfood Honey Black Sugar Wash-Off Mask (Snoopy limited edition). I have these from the previous round of skincare and I'm down to the last quarter of these tubs. of course, I'm still using these wash-off masks as scrubs although I've dialed down the usage to twice a month my skin is still a bit sensitive due to few weeks ago's allergic reactions. These are great, I do find these two are hydrating enough and will continue on using it. 

Second would be the COSRX One-Step Pimple Clear Pad. I’m getting back to this acid toner pad as I’m getting breakouts and the flaky skin areas are getting bigger so this helps a lot in preventing it from spreading along my jawline area and smoothing the areas. I've also noticed that my pores appearances are being reduced hence cleaner, I guess? Overall, this is great and I'm dying to try the Moisture version next.

Thirdly, the two peeling gels; DR. FROG Control-Tox Peeling Gel and Dr. G Brightening Peeling Gel. I’ve introduced these peeling gels into my routine quite recently. If you’re not familiar with these, they’re definitely not going to peel off your skin 😂 as the gel gently exfoliates the dead skin cells on the surface as I massage my cleansed skin with it. These are perfect in between my scrubs days and I've noticed my skin becomes smoother after using. 

So that's all of it! Let me know what kind of facial exfoliators that you're using in your skincare routine by leaving comments down below. Until next post, annyeong~

Skincare Routine | Cleansing Tools

Wednesday 9 May 2018

One of the biggest beauty-related purchase for the first half of 2018 is this Clarisonic Smart Profile Face and Body Brush. I actually haven’t been using this a lot as my skin is kinda sensitive for the past few weeks due to food poisoning so I’m currently focusing on sensitive skincare products. However, those several times that I was using this were amazing as my skin feels soft and products were quickly absorbed compared to the times I was just using my hands or traditional facial brush. I have to admit I do miss using this and I can’t wait to get to use it again, maybe in a couple more weeks? I'd sure hope!

Whenever I use cleansing oils, I usually emulsify it using a damped facial sponge and wipe off the residue with it. I would save so much time and water compared to just rinsing it off. I've gotten that from THE FACE SHOP but any facial sponge will do I think. I'd suggest to get any from drugstores.

Lastly, a bubble maker that I got from Daiso. I love bubble foams like Bifesta Foaming Whip but I won't be hurrying to finish that so I take small amount of my other deep cleanser, putting it inside the container, mix with a little water and pump until soft foam bubbles are formed. Love it!

I guess that's all from me! Do let me know your favourite facial cleansing tools by leaving comments down below. Until next time, annyeong~

Skincare Routine | Water-Based Cleansers

Sunday 6 May 2018
As I talked about first cleansers on my previous post, today I'll be updating you guys on my current opened water-based cleansers that I use for my everyday morning and evening routines so let's get started!

For morning cleansers, they are usually lightweight, foamed up mildly, non-drying hence I'm back with another  tube of COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser! I've finished my first tube back in September and as I need a low pH cleanser in my current routine, I decided to open my back up. I know the name says Morning but I do actually use this for evening if I were to just stay at home all day long.

Another favourite of mine; THE FACE SHOP Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam is coming back to my routine as it's going to expire next year (yes, at this point I'm going to say outright I'm going to stop buying backups as I do have a lot in my stash so no backup necessary) but I won't worry about finishing up this one as I'm sharing it with my brother. Of course, it's because we're sharing the whole bathroom.

A recent addition to my morning routine is the LANEIGE Fresh Calming Gel Cleanser. Now this is something that I've gotten myself the day when I had allergic reactions due to food poisoning; skin inflamed and itchiness was taking all over my skin so I rushed to LANEIGE counter in Imago, KK and gotten this cleanser because I remember trying its samples and quite liking it for its gentle and non-drying features. I've been using this a lot especially the past week.

Cleansers for my night routine are usually much intense compared to my morning cleansers as they need to remove the residue from the first cleansers as well. They are also high in pH therefore I'll be needing pH adjusting toner as a first step after cleansing. These cleansers can sometimes making my skin feel really dry at times so I usually follow up with hydrating toners. 

I've gotten that Dr.Jart+ Dermaclear Micro Foam along with its sister; the Micro Water because I'd like to see how they work together. This doesn't dry out my skin at all as it is mild and the foam isn't thick. I do think this cleanses well and I'd be sure to use it more to see its performance.

The same goes with Heimish All Clean White Clay Foam; I've gotten this as I want to use it with its cleansing balm sister. I haven't used this enough to tell how it really performs so I'll update on this cleanser later. 

The last but not least, Althea Bare Essentials Contour Cleanser that I've got from Althea Korea in Blogger Mail last month. Do check out yesterday's post on it but I'm going to say that I love the refreshing verbena scent!

Now, if you're skincare beginner, I bet you're confused as to why do I need so many different cleansers? It goes without saying that you won't be needing this many for a single person usage  and it's just that it's in my nature as someone who blogs about beauty, I just love trying different products within one period of time (in my case, 6 months) to see what works, what doesn't. I will say that it's important to listen to your skin's needs and make sure to maintain your skin barrier well so if you have rather sensitive skin, I'm definitely not recommending for you to juggle facial cleansers.

I guess that's all from me! Let me know your favourite cleansers in the comment section below and I'll see you guys on my next post. Annyeong~

Blogger Mail | Althea Bare Essentials

Saturday 5 May 2018

Around end of last February, a Pixie from Althea-land contacted me via email to fill me in with the latest gossip in Malaysian K-Beauty world and it's all about their recently launched in-house brand skincare, Bare Essentials. 

Before I go further into these skincare products, let me brief a little bit on this line of skincare concept; simplifying K-beauty routine. It goes without saying that having 10 to 15 steps with different products at each step can be overwhelming and time consuming for both morning and evening skincare routines. As I'm hitting the big 3-0 this year, I'm literally forcing myself to apply eye cream at night, using sheet masks at least 5 times a week and carrying facial mist everywhere I go just to keep my skin hydrated all day and night long. However, I can't deny the fact that I'm always tired from my daily activities and as much as I can enjoy doing my skincare routines at night, I want to minimise the number of products that goes on my skin in the morning. 

Althea Bare Essentials trio claims to simplify my morning skincare routine with easy to use products that contain nourishing ingredients and helps prepping my skin for daily makeup application. 

Looking at the packaging, I'm such a huge fan of minimal design and these are just right down my alley. They're clean, sophisticated-looking and giving slight industrial vibe with the cap coloured in metallic grey. I absolutely dig it!

Now, let's go to each of the product!


A rich and refreshing foaming cleanser that contains micro capsules to both cleanse and gently exfoliate away impurities while improving blood circulation for that V-shaped look. - Althea

How to use: Dampen the skin, then squeeze out a small amount and lather onto the face, massaging in a circular motions. Rinse off with water after.

Ingredients: Glycerin, Water, Myristic Acid, Stearic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Palmitic Acid,Lauric Acid, PEG-32, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Lactose, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Polyquaternium-67, Sodium Chloride, Disodium EDTA, Menthol, Acrylates / C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Polyquaternium-7, Fructooligosaccharides, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Pullulan, 1,2-Hexanediol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Mesembryanthemum Crystallinum Extract, Sodium Benzoate,Sodium Acetate, Butylene Glycol, Lippia Citriodora Leaf Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance

The key ingredients are Ice plant which hydrates and calms redness and Lemon verbena leaf which is rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants to strengthen the skin.

My first impression on this cleanser is actually quite good as it's giving me a nice refreshing feeling on my skin while cleansing. There's noticeable micro capsules that actually exfoliate my skin gently and gotten rid some of flaky area on my neck due to allergic reactions. The scent is lemony or that's probably verbena should smells like. Only small amount is needed as this cleanser gives so much foam as it lathers so a little goes a long way with this one.

While I was in the period of  testing the product where I used this facial cleanser everyday in my morning routine for 2 weeks, I do find this cleanser is slightly drying out my skin so these days I only use this cleanser every other day and followed up with facial mist right after I rinse it off as I don't want my skin feeling tight; yes, I no longer dry my skin with towel after cleansing.


Smooth, hydrating and ever so slightly balm-like, this bottle of wonder penetrates into the layers of the skin to plump them up, prepping the skin and making it a smooth canvas for products to come. - Althea

How to use: Pour out a small amount and apply evenly onto the face, gently patting in for better absorption. 

Ingredients: Water, Propanediol, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Alcohol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, Betaine, Fructooligosaccharides, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Pullulan, Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Saussurea Involucrata Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Origanum Vulgare Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Sclerotium Gum, Agar, Polysorbate 20, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Fragrance

The key ingredients for this toner are snow lotus which smoothes and brightens the skin while evening out its texture with patented "dewdrop" formulation which revitalises the skin and provides immediate, effective moisture.

It's actually a first time for me to hear about the snow lotus flower being one of the rarest, most precious herbs in the world and known to have brightening energy, fixing dark spots on the skin, and superior anti-aging effects. I'm definitely all over this ingredient!

The texture is slightly thick yet still watery and I can apply using cotton pads or my fingers; either way is good. The scent is like baby powder to me which is nice and pleasant.

On the first impression of this cleanser, I'll be frank; I fell in love with this toner right on the first application. I'm lucky as my skin tolerates alcohol-containing products and this really did smoothed out my skin, making it feel so soft to touch at every application. I'm using this toner almost every morning (you know I have to alternate like 5 toners right now) and I just love seeing how my pores appearances reduced along with instant moisture effect upon application.


Powerful moisturizing properties are packed into this little jar that provides the skin with hydration for up to 24 hours for a fresh, revitalized complexion. - Althea

How to use: Apply evenly onto the face and gently pat in till absorbed.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Methylpropanediol, Dimethicone, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Cyclopentasiloxane, Glyceryl Stearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, PEG-100 Stearate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Carbomer, Tromethamine,Polyacrylate-13, Fructooligosaccharides, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Polyisobutene, Propanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Pullulan, Disodium EDTA, Polysorbate 20,Butylene Glycol, Sorbitan Isostearate, Trehalose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Stem Extract, Adansonia Digitata Seed Extract, Fragrance

The key ingredients for this moisturiser are Trehalose which is a powerful humectant that retains moisture on the skin, Wild Green Tea which is hydrating, skin soothing, packed with antioxidants and Baobab Tree Extract which is a non-greasy moisturizing agent that helps promote collagen production.

This moisturiser is light and indeed non-greasy upon its application on skin. It's actually reminds me to the texture of now discontinued LANEIGE White Plus Renew Original Cream and I'm liking it as it suits my normal to oily combo skin just fine. The scent is mildly refreshing which I appreciate a lot.

The cream gives a nice and smooth finish which is perfect for my cushion foundation or mere tone-up sunscreens applications on lazy days. My skin feel well-hydrated throughout the day although I have to blot my oily T-zone area around 3pm which is fine as I no longer fancy a sebum-controlling moisturiser and use facial mists whenever I feel I need to replenish moisture level in my skin.

Overall, I would say using these 3 products for my morning would be suffice on my normal skin days. Whenever I feel I need a hydration boost, I add a hydrating first treatment essence or serum prior Primer Water or a simple hydrating sheet mask prior applying Fixer Cream even a hydrating tone-up cream on top of everything. The fact that I don't have to necessarily apply 5 to 7 products for my morning routine is truly convenient for me and it's always fun to interchange the fourth product to the trio.

You can purchase the trio separately with individual price or in a set with 10% discount (no code necessary) and get a cute Beauty Mirror for limited time. If you're new to Althea and planning to purchase more than RM150, use my link (click here!) for 20% discount! 

So I guess that's all from me! I know you guys would want to simplify your skincare but do let me know what your thoughts by leaving comments down below. 

Until next post, annyeong~

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Skincare Routine | First Cleansers

Wednesday 2 May 2018

Hence my Round 12.0 of skincare has begun with more than 10 new products introduced (read: opened before they've gone expired) in this round so as per last Round 11.0, I'm going to start with first cleansers. 

For eye makeup removers, I'm down to the last quarter of the bottle of Bifesta Eye Makeup Remover. This is still working greatly at removing my eye makeup and I'd be sure to repurchase when I finally finished it. As for its sisters; Bifesta Cleansing Lotion BRIGHT UP, ENRICHED and MOIST, I'm alternating these three according to my skin condition of the day. On dry and sensitive days, I usually go for Moist or Enriched while Bright Up is for regular days.

I was merely using the travel-sized of B-Lab I Am Sorry Just Cleansing Pure Natural Cleansing Water and now I'm back with that huge 500ml version. This is great when I'm practicing my makeup as it literally removes everything that I have on my eyes and face also gentle enough even if I were to use it many times (many mistakes!) in a row. 

Among some new additions to my first cleansers is the Dr.Jart+ Dermaclear Micro Water that I first bought its travel-sized sister from SEPHORA aisle of terror i.e the aisle where its filled with travel-sized products, minis and deluxe samples. This cleansing water is one of Dr.Jart+ products that was featured many times in OnStyle's Get It Beauty program so that's the reason why I actually bought this from SEPHORA which is considerably expensive compared to getting them online but it actually comes with free refill so I'm good!

THE FACE SHOP Rice Water Bright Cleansing Water is the fourth bottle that I've repurchased and I do think I'd be still repurchasing this when I finished it. It works so well with my skin and doesn't irritate even on my sensitive skin days although your miles may vary with mine. As you guys might already know, this removes all my makeup and sunscreens.

I've received The SAEM Healing Tea Garden Tea Tree Cleansing Water to review that comes in Althea Box No. 40: 7-Step Korean Skincare back in February which I've done a quick review in the post so do check it out! 

You've probably noticed that I would prefer cleansing waters over micellar waters any day as the ones that I've tried actually dried out my skin so bad but feel free to suggest any hydrating micellar water. Still, for days when I'm using heavy foundations or cushion foundations, I'd prefer to use oil-based first cleansers like cleansing balm and oils. There isn't much of differences between these in terms of performances and I'd prefer to use damped cleansing sponge to emulsify and wipe off the residue at the same time only to proceed with second cleanser right after.

I've only gone through half of the bottle of that ARITAUM Apricot Seed Deep Cleansing Oil from my previous round of skincare and I do still like it especially the peachy scent! I'd be sure to finish this soon!

Now onto the more new additions; Heimish All Clean Balm which is a better replacement of my previous cleansing balmas not only this removes my makeup really well, it doesn't sting my eyes or making my eyes blurry while I was melting off my makeup as it emulsifies with water.

As for that FORENCOS V-Right New Tone Cleansing Balm is something I had picked while I was just browsing through some of their products while I was at Metrojaya, Suria Sabah. Unfortunately, the product was leaked and I've only noticed it after a week as I forgot to take it out from shopping bag (went for a quick trip with family that week) and as I can't return or exchange, opening the product was given at that point. Although some of its oil spilled, the balm still works great at melting my makeup so no worries!

That Natural Pacific Deep Cleansing Oil is another cleanser that was included in the Althea Box that I've mentioned above. I'm really into this cleanser these days as it's lightweight and so easy to rinse off! Again, I've done a quick review in the Blogger Mail post so do check it out!

Last but definitely not least is the Shu Uemura Anti/Oxi+ Cleansing Oil in travel-sized bottle that I've got as a GWP when I got some brow products from the brand recently. I love the scent for this as it's like herbal but most importantly it's slightly different texture; it's oily but lotion-like? I don't know but I'll be using this for several more times to really come up with a review but so far, so good!

I guess that's all from me! Do let me know if you have first cleansers that you want me to try by leaving comments down below. I'll see you guys on my next post, annyeong!

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