Review: Nature Republic Shea Butter Moist Steam Cream

I am a big fan of EXO, Korean pop group, and I went to their concert as well. When I learned that they endorse Nature Republic, I instantly became interested in their skincare products.

This is a moisturizer for dry and normal skin. It’s great for winter months because it has a thicker texture. It may not be suitable for spring and summer, but some people use it all-year round. Honestly, it does not smell like shea butter. It has a faint scent which I appreciate because my nose is sensitive to strong scents. The scent is refreshing.

However, it leaves your skin feeling dry. I would not recommend this product.

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Review: The Face Shop Mild Papaya Peeling

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This removes dead skin cells and leaves your skin feeling smooth afterwards. When I was first given a sample, I was shocked to see how much dead skin I had on me. I had always known that they were there but seeing them still made me surprised. That’s why I decided to buy it – to get rid of the dead cells that clog pores, and for clearer skin!

Use this 2 times per week max. on your face and neck. I find it especially useful for the neck area. Apply, then massage with one or two fingers for 30 seconds. Wash the dead skin off later. I prefer not to take close up photos of my face, so I’m using my hand instead in this post.

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Warning: Gross photo of dead skin cells. u_u

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Final verdict: 

My hand in the photo feels smoother than the hand that did not get the peeling product. It is extremely satisfying to get rid of dead skin cells. I like knowing that they are temporarily gone. LOL

I don’t know any of the empirical research on the benefits of having dead skin cells peeled away. All I know is that this product actually peels dead skin off, and it does not hurt at all. I feel cleaner and my skin is smoother. It also has a nice scent that is not overwhelming. I really like this aspect of it.

$18

The price is a little expensive because the bottle is not that big, but I personally like this Mild Papaya Peeling product.

Super volcanic pore clay mask | innisfree

Packaging.

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OK, I guess I should write more. 😛

The super volcanic pore clay mask by innisfree contains clay from the explosion of the Jeju volcano. Basically this clay is Jeju volcanic material. Now if you watch Kdramas, you might have heard of Jeju Island because there is always something “in store” for the main couple there. 😉

Apparently it has multi-purposes. You can apply a section of your face if you are concerned about blackheads popping out of nowhere. When it’s too late to do that, you can cover your blackhead. It’s really stiff. I would imagine the full face mask is harder to spread than a sheet.