Saturday, January 30, 2016

#Guerisson 9 Complex Horse Oil Hydrogel Gold Mask #Review

A few months ago I fell in love with my very first product containing horse oil. I know this is a controversial ingredient, but curiosity always gets the best of me and my skin instantly meshed with the Guerisson 9 Complex Essence. I'm currently testing other essences in it's place, but there's always room to try a new sheet masks! I'd been eyeing up the Guerisson Horse Oil Mask on Memebox for a long time and finally purchased one to stash away for a special occasion. I supposed dealing with internet trolls is a good a reason as any to pamper one's face, is it not? *sigh* Keep calm and sheet mask.

Guerisson 9 Complex Horse Oil Hydrogel Gold Mask
25g | Made in Korea by Claire's
This product was purchased by me.

Description:
This mask is geared towards providing anti-aging effects to the skin. Horse oil and gold extract work to repair and maintain elasticity, soft skin, and firmness. This mask is supposed to leave your skin radiant, moist, and healthy.

Ingredients:
Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Carob Bean Gum, Agar, Xanthan Gum, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Carbomer, Allantoin, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491 (Red Iron Oxide), Horse Fat (500ppm), Disodium EDTA, Gold (.5ppm), Tocopheryl Acetate, retinyl palmitate, Birch, Cucumber Extract, Witch Hazel Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Beta-Glucan, Methylparaben, Fragrance
(Cosdna analysis)

Directions:
After cleansing and toning, remove mask from package and remove one side of the paper backing on the top half of the mask. Apply to top half of face and carefully remove outside layer of paper backing. Repeat for the lower half. Leave hydrogel mask on face for 15 to 20 minutes (or as long as you desire), remove and pat in remaining essence.

My skin is oily, dehydrated, acne-prone with hormonal cystic acne from PCOS and sensitive to alcohol, bee venom and propolis.

Performance:
The Horse Oil Hydrogel Gold Mask from Guerisson has a light grapefruit scent, just like the essence. The mask is a translucent gold color with mesh reinforcement embedded inside. It felt very nice against the skin - a bit cooling, but just overall refreshing. The mask fit my face perfectly - each piece was easy to apply and once both were applied my entire face was covered. I was able to wear the mask for 45 minutes before it dried out and needed to be removed.

Verdict:
This is a great fitting mask with an awesome wear-time as far as hydrogels are concerned. I found this mask to be brightening, hydrating, and (if my eyes aren't deceiving me) a bit tightening for both my skin and my pores. My face also looked calmer (redness and acne) afterwards, making this a definite repurchase for me!

Available at:
> Memebox USA*; $5
> KoreaDepart; $1.17
> Skin18; $3.40

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

#Acwell Licorice pH Balancing Cleansing Toner #Review

Acwell is a brand I only recently tried a couple of months ago - I already reviewed the pH Balancing Bubble Free Cleanser, and today I'm going to share my experience with the licorice toner.

Acwell 5.5 Licorice pH Balancing Cleansing Toner
150ml | Made in Korea
This product was purchased by me.

Description:
This gentle cleansing toner has a pH of ~5.5 which makes it perfect for balancing the skins' natural pH and keeping it healthy. Licorice water nourishes the skin, boosts hydration, and brightens skin along with the help of peony and licorice root extracts.

Ingredients: (Cosdna analysis)
Licorice 10%, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Dipropyl Glycol, 1,2-hexanediol, Poloxamer 184, Phenoxyethanol, Rhubarb Root Extract, Guava Leaf Extract, Purified Water, Rose Flower Extract, Green Tea Extract, Perilla Extract, Ponciri Fructus Extract, Bergamia Fruit Oil, Sodium Citrate, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Licorice Extract, Paeonia Albiflora Root Extract, Cimicifuga Dahurica Root Extract, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract

Directions:
This is a very versatile toner as is can be used any of three different ways:
1) Use as a toner and apply with a cotton pad after cleansing.
2) Use as a cleansing water and apply with a cotton pad to remove light makeup or grime from the day.
3) Decant toner into a pump bottle and use as a facial mist to refresh and hydrate your skin. You can also mist the toner onto a cotton pad this way.
I decanted mine into an old (but clean) Cosrx toner bottle for a nice fine mist.

My skin is oily, dehydrated, acne-prone with hormonal cystic acne from PCOS and sensitive to alcohol, bee venom and propolis.

Performance:
The Licorice pH Balancing Cleansing Toner from Acwell is very refreshing light citrus scent with a hint of licorice. It has a very light color to it, which comes naturally from the extracts in the product.
The toner has a typical watery texture, it is not sticky, and absorbs within a few seconds when applying with a cotton pad - it takes maybe a minute if you mist your skin, but that's what I prefer so I know the hydration is really soaking in.
As a cleansing water this is nice during the day, but I always follow with a cleanser because I never feel like any cleansing water can completely clean my skin.

Verdict:
This is a very refreshing and hydrating toner, and the advantage of being pH balanced and working so well as a facial mist makes it a favorite of mine. I highly recommend it for all skin types.

Available at:
>Memebox USA*; $17
>MelodyCosme; $19.50
>YesStyle; $19.85

Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was received for this post. The Glitter Chic blog will always provide honest opinions, beliefs or experiences on products reviewed. If you have any questions, please contact me at gothickornchic at gmail dot com. This blog contains affiliate links and I may receive a small commission if you make a purchase using one of those links. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

#Tosowoong Rice Paper Pack #Review

Tosowoong Rice Paper Pack (Original)
23g | Made in Korea
This item was purchased by me.


Description: A highly nourishing mask derived from pure rice extract that delivers nutrients and moisture to keep the skin healthy and glowy. This mask is rich in Vitamins B and E which effectively brightens up the complexion while getting rid of toxins from the skin. It also keeps the skin firm and elastic for a more youthful-looking skin. -Memebox

Ingredients: [Cosdna analysis] Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Glycereth-26, Trehalose, Betaine, Wild Rice Extract (1000ppm), Aspergillus/ Rice Ferment Extract, Oryza Sativa Germ Extract, Oryza Sativa Extract, Secale Cereale Seed Extract, Barley, Phaseolus radiatus seed extract, Polygonum Fagopyrum Seed Extract, Amino Acid, Urea, Adenosine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Tromethamine, Carbomer, Styrene/VP Copolymer, Disodium EDTA, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Fragrance.

Directions: Open the mask tray and pour all the essence in it. Close the tray and leave it for 5 minutes until the essence forms a gel-like mask. Place the mask onto the face and leave it for 15 to 20 minutes. After 15 to 20 minutes, remove and pat gently for better absorption.

My skin is oily, dehydrated, acne-prone with hormonal cystic acne from PCOS and sensitive to alcohol, bee venom and propolis.

Performance: The Rice Paper Pack from Tosowoong comes in a large foil packet to house the tray holding the two dried rice paper pieces. Inside the large packet is a tray that unfolds to reveal the two mask halves (which tears in half to create a rehydration tray for each piece) and a small packet holding the mask essence that rehydrates the rice paper. After separating the tray and placing one rice paper in each tray, divide the essence between them, and allow the papers to absorb the essence for ~5 minutes. At this point, the mask will have absorbed the essence and turned the paper into a gel-like mask piece.

In my experience the paper does absorb the essence, but it's not enough and parts of the paper are still a bit stiff, and the papers are still so dry that they don't want to lay out flat once you remove them from the tray. When trying to apply each piece to my face, the edges of each piece rolled up into itself, and it was too dry to adhere to my skin properly. Despite my best efforts to be delicate, the mask too dry to function properly, and just ended up tearing as I tried to lay it straight.

Verdict: Because of the dryness and the masks' inability to stick my face well, I was only able to wear the mask for about 5 minutes. At this point my face was itching, and uncomfortable. I removed the mask, surprised that some redness had already disappeared from my complexion.

I only experienced a 3% increase in moisture, but this isn't bad at all considering how short of a period of time I actually had the mask on my face. After this experience I'd be compelled to say that this was a poor masking experience and I wouldn't try it again, but maybe with some extra water added this mask would perform a bit better?

Available at:
>Memebox USA*; $3
>Amazon*; $6.40
>Peach & Lily; $4

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New at #Memebox! (1/26/2016)

Memeboxes house brand, Nooni, has an addition to it's Snowflake Cleanser - two Spring Water Toners!

All About Nooni
Just like the water you drink, the water your put on your skin matters (especially when it takes up most of the product!) "Good Water, Good Skin" is a simple philosophy that inspires our in-house skincare brand Nooni to create water-conscious products that your skin will love.
Nooni Spring Water Sprout Smoothing Toner is made with naturally carbonated spring water from Chojungri, Chungju of South Korea. Rich in minerals, this nourishing water is known as "the magical water of Asia".

Sprout Smoothing Toner features a premium Sprout Complex that gently removes dead skin cells. Its special AHA/BHA formula gently exfoliates and leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth. Using a gentle exfoliating toner like this puts your skin in optimal condition for the rest of your skincare routine. It also provides a clean, even canvas for any makeup application. 
> Gently removes dead skin cells with a premium Sprout Complex (Broccoli, Canola, and Bean Sprouts)
> AHA removes dead skin cells while BHA restores the skin's healthy moisture levels to prevent future dead skin cells
> Recommended for all skin types, especially oily/combination skin types
> Free of alcohol to be suitable for sensitive skin

Seed Essence Toner features a lightweight gel-like formula that treats and hydrates like essence and refreshes like toner. Using a hydrating toner like this puts your skin in optimal condition for the rest of your skincare routine.
> Fortifies the protective barrier and nourishes with a powerful blend of Quinoa Seeds and Tea Seeds
> Olive Oil creates a moisture barrier that protects the skin
> Recommended for all skin types, especially dry skin
> Free of Alcohol to be suitable for sensitive skin

Try coupon code "NEWYEAR2016" for 10% off ~ orders must be above $30 after coupons for free shipping (one time use per account).
New customers may save 20% on your first order using [this link].

Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was received for this post. The Glitter Chic blog will always provide honest opinions, beliefs or experiences on products reviewed. If you have any questions, please contact me at gothickornchic at gmail dot com. This blog contains affiliate links and I may receive a small commission if you make a purchase using one of those links. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Monday, January 25, 2016

#Mediheal Mogongtox Soda Bubble #SheetMask

I'm always excited to try bubble masks - they feel so fun against your skin! This mask has been on my wishlist for a long time and I'm glad I finally broke down and tried it. I'm always looking for something to help keep my pores clean, and a bonus if it helps cut down on oil production (especially in the summer).

Mediheal Mogongtox Soda Bubble Mask Sheet
25g | Made in Korea
This item was purchased by me.


Description: This unique bubble mask sheet specializes in deeply cleansing the pores, making them appear tighter and leave the skin brighter. With a rich formulation of herbal extracts and carbonated water, this mask foams up by itself to create microbubbles that will help treat your pores efficiently. This bubbling action also serves as a mild facial massage to soften up accumulated dirt in order for it to be easily washed away. It also offers a gentle peeling technology that eliminates dead skin cells to reveal brighter and clearer skin immediately after use. -Memebox

Ingredients: [Cosdna analysisWater, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino Acids, Dipropylene Glycol, Disiloxane, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Methyl Perfluorobutyl Ether, Methyl Perfloroisobutyl Ether, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Propanediol, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Illicium Verum (anise) Fruit Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Phaseolus Radiatus (mungbean) Seed Extract, Pyrus Malas (apple) Fruit Extract, Castanea Sativa (chestnut) Bark Extract, Diospyros Kaki ( Japanese persimmon) Leaf Extract, Oryza Sativa (rice) Bran Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Flower Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Propolis Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (witch hazel) Bark/Leaf/Twig Extract, Carbonated Water (.018mg), Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Butylene Glycol, Milk Protein Extract

Directions: After cleansing and toning your face, make sure that your skin is dry and free from oil. Carefully place the mask onto your face and leave it for 15 minutes. Massage your face with the remaining bubbles and wash off with lukewarm water.

My skin is oily, dehydrated, acne-prone with hormonal cystic acne from PCOS and sensitive to alcohol, bee venom and propolis.

Performance: The Mogongtox Soda Bubble Mask Sheet from Mediheal is like a 3/4 face mask - it covers most of the face except for the forehead. I kinda wish it was a full face mask since my forehead gets clogged pores just like the rest of my face, but I was still excited to try this mask anyway. The essence had a light fresh scent, and looked soapy due to the bubbles - yes, the mask started bubbling a bit as soon as I opened the package! The mask material is a thick black cotton that is very pliable and conforms to my face very well. It's slippery and smooth, but clung my face without issue. The bubbles tickled my face a little, but it wasn't bothersome at all. I left the mask on for 15 minutes, removed it and massaged the remaining bubbles into my entire face, then rinsed is away in the sink.

Verdict: I feel like this mask did a great job cleaning my face. The deep cleaning really left my face looking brighter, and I feel like my pores were a little cleaner too! My skin did not feel tight, dry, or irritated during or after use. I'm very happy with the results of this mask, but again wish it covered the whole face.


Available at:
>Memebox USA*; $2.50
>KoreaDepart; $1.22

Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was received for this post. The Glitter Chic blog will always provide honest opinions, beliefs or experiences on products reviewed. If you have any questions, please contact me at gothickornchic at gmail dot com. This blog contains affiliate links and I may receive a small commission if you make a purchase using one of those links. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

#Elishacoy Snail Hydrogel Mask #Review

Elishacoy Snail Hydrogel Mask
25g | Made in Korea
This item was purchased by me.

Description: Elishacoy’s Snail Hydrogel Mask Sheet mainly contains 70% of snail slime filtrate which immediately improves the condition of damaged and stressed skin. The mask has a highly concentrated snail essence that deeply penetrates the skin to be able to fully work and nourish from deep under the skin’s layers. It promotes a firmer, more elastic skin and makes the skin more youthful and smooth. -Memebox

Ingredients: [Cosdna analysis] Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Snail Secretion Filtrate, Grapefruit Extract, Carob Bean Gum, Carrageenan, Cellulose Gum, Polyacrylate-13, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Polyacrylate, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, phenoxyethanol, Perfume, Seawater, Green Tea Extract, Ginseng Extract, Aloe Vera Leaf Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium Oleate, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/leaf Extract, Unscented Geranium Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Eucalyptus Leaf Extract, Spearmint Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Oregano Leaf Extract

Directions: After cleansing, place the Snail Hydrogel Mask Sheet onto the face and leave it for 20 to 30 minutes until the essence is absorbed. Afterwards, remove the mask and use lightweight pressure to gently massage your face and allow full absorption to take place.

My skin is oily, dehydrated, acne-prone with hormonal cystic acne from PCOS and sensitive to alcohol, bee venom and propolis.

Performance: The Snail Hydrogel Mask from Elishacoy comes in a traditional foil packet. There are two pieces of gel (top and bottom of face) that are each sandwiched by two pearl-papers to prevent bunching in the package and for easier application. There isn't a real noticeable scent to this mask, but there is a slight freshness to it - very pleasing. I removed the thicker of the two papers from the top mask first and applied it to my face, then removed the thinner paper from the outside. This made it very simple to apply and there wasn't any fussing with adjustment afterwards either. I then repeated this method with the bottom half of the mask.
The gel felt very cooling on the skin, which is what I was hoping for on my irritated skin. There was a small amount of essence that dripped from the mask (which told me the gel was packed with moisture) but it did absorb quickly. I was able to wear this mask for about an hour before the edges and under my nose began to dry out too much for comfortable wear.

Verdict: I found this mask to be very soothing and calming to my skin, and it also brightening my face - including redness and hyper-pigmentation.

My face was very well hydrated (for me) when I applied this mask, so the very slight increase in moisture was not disappointing. I am glad to see that this mask was also hydrating, and held in the moisture I applied before it. 
This was a good mask, that delivered many great results. It's a bit expensive for regular use, but nice for an occasional treat.

Available on:
>Memebox USA*; $6

Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was received for this post. The Glitter Chic blog will always provide honest opinions, beliefs or experiences on products reviewed. If you have any questions, please contact me at gothickornchic at gmail dot com. This blog contains affiliate links and I may receive a small commission if you make a purchase using one of those links. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

New at #Memebox [1/20/2016]

Two new boxes today! They both look great, and have many products suitable for any skin type. There's also a restock of a great past box. Great Memebox day!
This post contains affiliate links.

Detox Box; $32 (a $72 value)
A good ol’ detox cleanse is always helpful to prevent breakouts from a buildup of dead skin cells and to clear away the old skin and reveal a newer, brighter, softer complexion. Clean your skin from the inside out and you will reap the benefits.
This box includes:
>Papa Recipe White Flower Clear Up Enzyme Powder Cleanser | Full-Size 80g ($12 value)
>Happy Bath Whiteclay Peeling Gel | Full-Size 150g ($18 value)
>Papa Recipe 2 Step Skin Cleansing Solution | Full-Size 2-Step Kit ($6 value)
>Let’s Cure Pure Skin Basic Step Exfoliator | Full-Size 300ml ($28 value)
>Ciracle Blackhead Soap | Full-Size 80g ($10 value)

Scinic Box; $35 (an $81 value)
Pack a punch with this box filled with a combination of peeling and moisturizing products so you can get you skin in tip top shape. Feel the peel, and allow all of those dead skin cells be wiped and rolled away and to reveal smooth baby soft skin, and replenish moisture back into your skin with these pore-refining, anti-aging and brightening ampoules, creams and masks.
This box includes:
>Prelab Toning Peeling Tap | Full-Size 1ml x 15pcs ($20 value)
>Scinic Snail All in One Ampoule | Full-Size 250ml ($25 value)
>Scinic Snail Matrix Cream | Full-Size 50ml ($13 value)
>Scinic Peeling Solution Kit | Full-Size 2-Step Kit ($5 value)
>Scinic Black Dual Mask Aqua White | Full-Size 36ml ($3 value)
>Scinic All Day Fine Pore Clay Mask | Full-Size 100g ($15 value)
RESTOCKED: Benton Box; $30 (an $81 value)
Prevent signs of premature aging with this box full of snail slime and aloe gel. But really, these products will take your skin to another level of moisture, anti-aging benefits, reduces acne, blemishes and so much more.
This box contains:
>Benton Snail Bee High Content Skin | Full-Size 150ml ($15 value)
>Benton Snail Bee High Content Lotion | Full-Size 150ml ($15 value)
>Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence | Full-Size 60ml ($18 value)
>Benton Snail Bee High Content Steam Cream | Full-Size 50g ($15 value)
>Benton Honest TT Mist | Full-Size 40ml ($8.50 value)
>Benton Snail Bee High Content Mask Pack -3pcs | Full-Size 20g ($6 value)
>Benton Aloe BHA Skin Toner | Deluxe Sample ($2 value)
>Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel | Deluxe Sample ($2 value)

Try coupon code "NEWYEAR2016" for 10% off ~ orders must be above $30 after coupons for free shipping (one time use per account).
New customers may save 20% on your first order using [this link].

Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was received for this post. The Glitter Chic blog will always provide honest opinions, beliefs or experiences on products reviewed. If you have any questions, please contact me at gothickornchic at gmail dot com. This blog contains affiliate links and I may receive a small commission if you make a purchase using one of those links. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Elizavecca Donkey Creamy Cleansing Melting Cream [Review]

Elizavecca Donkey Piggy Donkey Creamy Cleansing Melting Cream
Made in Korea | 100g
This product was received for the purpose of review.


Description: A deep cleansing product, both a cleansing oil and cleansing cream in one. 
Dissolve your makeup and cleanse your face after a long day with donkey milk and camellia oil mild cleansing cream. Instead of the hassle of tiresome double cleansing, use both a cleansing oil and cleansing cream in one! Deep pore cleansing, makeup removal, clean rinsing, and no stickiness or residue.

Ingredients: [Cosdna analysis] Purified water, Mineral oil, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, soybean oil, Isononyl Isononanoate, jojoba seed oil, propolyene glycol, PEG-40 stearate, glycerin, glyceryl stearate, beeswax, Stearic Acid, Microcrystalline Wax, Sorbitan Oleate, Camellia Oil, Donkey Milk, PEG-100 Stearate, Lanolin, Dimethicone, Cetearyl alcohol, Benzyl glycol, Butoxydiglycol, Raspberry ketone, Triethanolamine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Perfume, Disodium EDTA

Directions: Apply cleansing cream to skin, and massage into skin for 1-2 minutes. Remove by gently rinsing with water, or wiping away with tissue. Second cleansing is not required to clean up after the cleansing cream. 

My skin is oily, dehydrated, acne-prone with hormonal cystic acne from PCOS and sensitive to alcohol, bee venom and propolis.

Performance: The Donkey Creamy Cleansing Melting Cream from Elizavecca comes in a heavy-duty glass jar with an aluminum screw-on lid. I have mixed feelings about this packaging - it's cute, sturdy, and works well; but because of the oily nature of this product it leaks easily while the jar is full. The jar had leaked a small amount during transit, but only some separated oil had escaped and it was easy to clean up - I'd recommend ordering during a cold time of year so it's more solid during shipping.
The texture is oily, creamy, and smooth. It spreads easily onto the skin, and melts away very quickly against the warmth of your skin. Because this cleanser is a mix between both a cream and an oil, it's an excellent makeup remover! By following the directions and massaging the cleanser onto my hand for two minutes, the melting cleanser removed all but a small amount of the blue eyeliner - and to be fair, the following morning those blue marks were still there, that eyeliner is crazy strong!


Verdict: This cleanser does a great job removing most makeup, and can be used as both a first step or only cleanser as it does rinse away very well. I prefer to use it as a first cleanser followed by a second cleanser. I love how soft it leaves my skin feeling, and how bright and clean it looks afterwards. It can be a bit greasy for the eyes, but if you keep them closed it works well there too! This is a cleanser I would repurchase.

Available on eBayElizaveccaWeMakePrice, and Memebox*.

Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was received for this post. The Glitter Chic blog will always provide honest opinions, beliefs or experiences on products reviewed. If you have any questions, please contact me at gothickornchic at gmail dot com. This blog contains affiliate links and I may receive a small commission if you make a purchase using one of those links. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

New at #Memebox | 1/19/2016

Anyone waiting for the Memebox house brand skincare line to expand can rejoice - I'm Cleansing Oil has just been released in two varieties and at a price that is too good to pass up!
This post contains affiliate links that keep this blog up and running.

I'm Cleansing  Oil; Fresh Oil & Moist Oil
195ml; $7 - each.
I'm Cleansing Oil in #01 Moist Oil is formulated with nourishing oils that provide dry skin types with a strong layer of moisture barrier.
>Non-tugging, silky finish
>Deeply nourishing oils: Olive Oil provides a radiance glow, Avocado Oil restores skin's elasticity, and Camellia Oil strengthens skin's barrier.
I'm Cleansing Oil in #02 Fresh Oil is a lightweight, watery oil that gently removes makeup, dead skin cells, and pore-clogging impurities. Your skin will be left feeling fresh and powdery soft, never uncomfortably greasy.
>Fine Micro-Oil with micro oil particles deeply penetrates the skin to remove pore-clogging impurities.
>Creates moisture barrier with a blend of botanical oils and White Flower Complex (Lotus Flower, Jasmine, Freesia, Edelweiss, and White Rose extracts).


Try coupon code "NEWYEAR2016" for 10% off ~ orders must be above $30 after coupons for free shipping (one time use per account).
New customers may save 20% on your first order using [this link].

Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was received for this post. The Glitter Chic blog will always provide honest opinions, beliefs or experiences on products reviewed. If you have any questions, please contact me at gothickornchic at gmail dot com. This blog contains affiliate links and I may receive a small commission if you make a purchase using one of those links. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Exuviance Pigment Lifting Mask [Review]

Exuviance Pigment Lifting Masque
Made in the United States | 18ml
This product was received free to review.

Description: Treat yourself to a pampering, intensive skin-transforming experience with this unique masque. The concentrated formula is packed with powerful ingredients selected to deliver specific brightening benefits, diminishing the look of dark spots and uneven pigmentation, so skin looks younger.
Specifically designed to adjust to fit any face, simply press the masque on your skin to adhere and lock in the active-rich formula, letting your skin absorb all the benefits of the brightening ingredients. Our patented NeoGlucosamine® gently exfoliates, helping to break up existing dark spots and creating more even pigment and youthful tone. Vitamin C takes the brightening process one step further, helping to diminish the look of existing dark spots and prevent the formation of new spots. The lightly hydrating serum leaves skin luminous and cushioned with moisture. Experience beautiful results when you lift off this special masque. Reveal a younger looking, brighter complexion with more even tone.

Ingredients: [Cosdna analysis] Aqua (Water), Trimethylolpropane Tricaprylate/Tricaprate, Butylene Glycol, Acetyl Glucosamine, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Acetyl Tyrosinamide, 4-Butylresorcinol, Citric Acid, Phospholipids, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Plumeria Rubra Flower Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Hedychium Spicatum Extract, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Extract, Hibiscus Abelmoschus Extract, Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract, Polianthes Tuberosa Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract, Ceteth-24, Ceteareth-20, Steareth-2, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Ammonium Hydroxide, Sodium Citrate, Limonene, Hydroxycitronellal, Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, CI 60730 (Ext. Violet 2), CI 42090 (Blue 1).

Directions: Masques are single use. After cleansing, place the masque over the entire face, gently smoothing the fabric onto skin. Leave the masque on for 10 minutes allowing skin to absorb the potent brighteners. After 10 minutes, remove and discard the masque, massaging excess solution into the skin. Follow with a moisturizer. For best results, use with Exuviance® OptiLight products.

Performance: The Pigment Lifting Masque from Exuviance comes in a single-use foil envelope. The mask itself has a very light scent, and is blue in color. The essence is very dry - this made it a little difficult for the mask to adhere to my face properly. Also, because of the dryness, the mask barely lasted the 10 minutes recommended on the packaging.

Verdict: Even though this mask was dry, and dried out completely very quickly, it did do a nice job brightening my hyper-pigmentation. These results were temporary, however, but with continued use there might be a more permanent effect. I definitely think these are nice before a special event.

Available on:
>Exuviance; $65

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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Skin79 "Honey" Fresh Garden Mask [Review]

Skin79 Fresh Garden Mask - Honey
Made in Korea | 23g
This item was purchased by me.
Description: A nourishing and moisturizing face mask that gives the skin a dewy and translucent glow. This mask balances the skin’s hydration levels to maintain the skin’s soft and firm texture. The mask sheet is carefully designed to make sure the nutrients from the essence gets absorbed by the skin. In addition, this mask is infused with a relaxing scent derived from natural fruit oils and herbs that will surely make your skin pampering a very relaxing experience. With Pure Bee Honey as its key ingredient, this mask gives an ample amount of moisture to the skin while also acting as a natural antibiotic to get rid of unwanted skin troubles. -Memebox

Ingredients: [Cosdna analysis] Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Carbomer, Honey Extract (10,000PPM), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Morus Alba Bark Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Betaine, Trehalose, Allantoin, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Propanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Polyacrylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance

Directions: After cleansing and toning, place the mask onto the face and leave it for 10 to 20 minutes. After the allotted time, remove the mask and pat the remaining essence on the skin to allow better absorption.

My skin is oily, dehydrated, acne-prone with hormonal cystic acne from PCOS, and sensitive to alcohol and propolis.

Performance: The Fresh Garden Honey Mask from Skin79 is made of 100% cotton; it's soft, pliable, and is comfortable to fit and wear. When I opened the package I smelled a bit of a chemical scent, but after removing the mask from the package it smelled like sugary honey. There was a bit of essence dripping, but once the mask was applied it started to absorb fairly quickly. I'm not sure if it's the products I used beforehand, the thinness of the essence, or how dehydrated my face is right now - but this mask dried up within ~25 minutes. Not bad I guess, but a bit shorter than I prefer when masking. 

Verdict: When I removed the mask I noticed that my face was a bit red. I don't feel like my skin was irritated at all, but it did feel very cold to the touch - I think the redness if from the drop in temperature, not irritation. I didn't notice any brightness or dramatic changes in my skin, but my skin felt moist. The essence absorbed completely and left no sticky residue behind.
When checking my skin with my moisture meter, I realized that my this mask did not increase my skins' moisture content too well at all. Unfortunately with no real noticeable results, this is not a mask I would repurchase.

Available on:
>Memebox USA (affiliate)

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