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I tried a Pacifica sheet mask today, it was the kale and vitamin C one to combat pollution but I forget the exact name. I actually liked the effects, had a very nice brightening effect until like 2 hours later I looked closer and realized it legit had specks of glitter. Has anyone had this experience with other sheet masks? I’m so mad I wasted $4-6 on this when it was marginally better than the Etude house or Orbeura ones that are only $1. That’s what I get for not stocking up more on sheet masks! Can’t wait for my next beautytap box to get here!!
Honestly glitter in skincare is so annoying. It does absolutely nothing for your skin. Makeup? Yes, give me all the shimmer. Skincare? No.
It reminds me of the Too Faced glowjob mask that was chock full of glitter for no reason. I remember there being a whole lot of hype around Pacifica a few years back, but it seems to have died down some recently.
This reminds of when I used a milky-type brightening sheet mask, and when I took off the mask, I was so happy at how bright my face looked…until I realized that it was just the milky essence resting on my skin.
I saw Purito launched a new ABP triple synergy liquid! Hoping to be able to buy it here, soon. It looks like a great exfoliant choice for sensitive skin 😄🤞
Any swimmers have recommendations for modifying routines for oily skin based on increased outdoor swimming? I want to swim more for fun and exercise since I have a lap pool available but worried about wreaking havvoc on my skin with all the chlorine and sun exposure. Just really good waterproof sunscreen and hydrating products?
Waterproof sunscreen and hyradting products sounds like the way to go! Maybe some good after sun care will help?
I always make sure to use more soothing products after increased time outside, especially by the pool. Aloe is always a good choice, and maybe centella could help there too.
Oh! Also I’m voting for travel size or sample packs from Purito because I want to try more and also because of legitimate travel needs 😬🙏
Okay! I’m getting ready to move on from CosRX birch sap lotion. It was fine but mostly just meh. Looking for gel cream recs for daily use on oily sensitive skin… whatcha got?
So I think I’m definitely a person who can’t use snail 😭 after just two nights of switching to PURITO Centella cream and no snail mucin essence or snail cream, my breakouts have reduced significantly. I know the Centella ingredients are likely also helping things. And maybe I was really purging at least some but like I posted earlier, after reading the reddit on bad snail reactions it sounds like my face had a similar reaction – a bunch of tiny white bumps and deep cysts around my chin. They appeared after using for 2 weeks so I don’t know… I likely have hormonal acne and oily skin but I had never had anything that bad my whole life. But the good news is PURITO seems to be a good…[Read more]
Nooooo! I’m so sorry! But yay, I’m glad the centella helped! Centella’s a mainstay in my routine.
But yeah … I’ve heard that about the COSRX snail essence. 😩 That’s why I avoid putting it on my T-zone since I’m oily there with hormonal acne. Fortunately, I’ve had no problems with other brand’s snail essences and serums that had a much lighter consistency.
Oh that’s good to know! And it didn’t break me out in my cheeks or forehead thankfully. It’s weirdly just like my nose and around my mouth. So maybe I can just put it on my cheeks or try to swap with someone 🙂 Good to know that other snail products have worked well for you. I’m SUPER happy with PURITO and excited to try the HA and Green Level Buffet Serums. With the other products I used, I needed a lot more of the products. But since using the Centella toner and then adding the cream the last 2 nights, I was fine with a much shorter routine and never once felt dry – and I didn’t even use the COSRX sleep mask last night!
Looks like you’re more a Purito girl than a COSRX one — thank goodness Purito and COSRX are about the same price lol!
I think sometimes we get swept up in the hype of a product and we want so badly for it to work. I practically felt like a pariah for not being crazy about the COSRX Snail Essence, but hey, YMMV and my skin is unique!
Haha, yeah I definitely jumped in the deep end before really figuring out what works for me. I should have bought more samples of things first… and yeah, thank god purito is not super expensive!
And thanks for all of your help!
Oh no! I’m hoping I don’t have the same problem with the COSRX snail essence. I foolishly started using it a week after breaking out from a cleansing oil, so then when I got a few more blemishes I couldn’t tell if it was a new snail breakout or the end of the cleansing oil breakout. I took it out of my routine for a while and am going to reintroduce it slowly, like just on my cheeks for a few weeks, and if that goes OK, add it to part of my T-zone for a few weeks, etc. I never had any breakouts from the Mizon snail recovery gel cream, so hopefully I can use the COSRX too…
I have been using the Mizon snail recovery eye cream and that didn’t seem to cause any issues for me either. I also wonder if maybe I was just using the COSRX mucin essence too often. Maybe there’s a finer balance to frequency.
Maybe! I’m wondering if I was putting on too much at once. I might try mixing it with another product so that I can use less but still be able to spread it easily.
Gahhhh! My most recent order is here and the samples are out of control!! It’s almost like someone was listening when I mentioned issues I’ve been having 😄💕
The vegan sheet masks and moksha were samples. Also the PURITO Hyaluronic acid serum, misses sunscreen, missha time serum, and eclado. I purchased the Etude house sheet masks, CosRX master patches, PURITO Centella cream and eye cream, and the Innisfree cleansing oil. Looking forward to trying these soon!
WOW! That’s so cool, congrats! 😀 I love those eclado cell memory cream samples.
Another question! I keep getting Placereta samples in my boxes but can’t find much info on the brand and it isn’t for sale here even though the samples came from beautytap… anyone have more info?
Okay some more newbie questions…
1. Do you really need a sleeping mask? What happens if you don\’t use one?
2. What do you do if you do your PM routine with a sleeping mask, stay up for a while and then realize that your face needs more moisture? Can you add more on top of a sleeping mask? It seems like as an occlusive the answer is no…
3. Do you do 7 skin before vitamin C or other actives like COSRX BHA or AHA power liquids?
I do actives first, wait 15-20 minutes, then do 7-skin. It’s because, to paraphrase Jude Chao, I want to give those actives first crack at my face. After waiting for 20 minutes, your skin will feel soooo good once that toner hits your face.
To me, a sleeping mask is just a more occlusive night cream. I apply it 2-3 times a week to really seal in my hydration. If you feel like you need more moisture after applying a sleeping mask, I wonder if you need more hydration BEFORE your sleeping mask, like in your toner or serum step. For hydration & moisture, I rely on my serums and toners, not on my moisturizers, which a dermatologist told me doesn’t ADD moisture to your skin. They just…[Read more]
Thanks! That makes sense to do 7 skin after actives. And I’ve been doing that, so yay!
As for sleeping mask… I worded that weirdly… I definitely need more moisture BEFORE but what do I do if I realize that I didn’t do enough until AFTER? Haha. I’m getting better at figuring out how much I need before but there have been some days where I didn’t do enough and i don’t know if because of the occlusive nature of a sleeping mask if adding something on top will even make a difference. Does that make sense? Like during the day I can always add something on top if I’m not wearing makeup…
Oh, I get it. Hmm … I wonder if wiping off any excess layer of sleeping mask, misting, and then reapplying the mask would help?
Yeah that makes sense! I was a little worried it meant I’d have to redo the entire PM routine. Seems like adding more toner ala 7 skin and using the PURITO centella green level cream has mostly remedied this problem 😀
Yay! That’s what I love about skincare. It’s like we’re always doing little science experiments on our face. 😂
Generally 3-4 layers works for me, but leolouie swears by 7-skin for keeping his skin hydrated in the desert. (Yes, he lives in the desert ☀️).
It sounds like you and I have similar skin types! I also have dehydrated but oily skin that is prone to hormonal breakouts.
Like @annapark I also use my actives before the seven skin method because I like my actives to have no barrier to getting the gunk out of my skin. I also find that my seven layers apply so nicely post actives.
I love sleep packs but it took me awhile to find ones that I liked. I tend to use them more in the winter when I feel like my skin needs that extra layer of moisture and I typically add a drops of facial oil to my sleep pack. I’ve found a few lighter ones that I like for the summer but my go to, HG is the sulwhasoo overnight mask. I find that it keeps my…[Read more]
Thanks! I guess from just reading I thought that sleep masks were an every night thing 😆
I have already been doing 7 skin after actives but wasn’t sure if that was the correct way. So I’m happy to know I had the right idea!
Since starting a new routine in early May my skin has been feeling better but looking worse… trying to figure out what the culprit might be now that I’m more than 6 weeks into things.
Trying to figure out what my skin type is has also been hard because I think I’m oily but I live in such a dry climate that I find myself needing way more moisture – even before I started this new routine. And age/hormonal changes post 2 kids likely plays a factor since my kids are still tiny (2 and 4).
Night Routine: (sometimes) Son & Park Beauty Water, Skinfood Black Sugar cleansing oil, COSRX Low PH Good Morning cleanser, COSRX Snail Mucin essence, COSRX HA Intensive cream, Mizon Snail Repair…[Read more]
Morning routine: COSRX Low PH Good Morning Cleanser, Klairs freshly juiced serum, COSRX Snail Mucin essence, COSRX oil free Birch Sap lotion, Mizon Snail Repair Eye Cream, Earth’s Recipe Waterfull Sun Gel
SO I wonder about maybe either the oil cleanser, the HA intensive cream, or the sunscreen making me break out so badly…
If you think you’re oily but you need hydration, you’re probably oily and dehydrated. I used to be that way, too. This is really informative: https://beautytap.com/2018/02/dehydrated-skin/
I wonder if you’re purging from the new exfoliants. Oooooor … and this is a big “or” … I’m wary about using the COSRX snail essence on my oily T-zone. I’ve read a small minority of people say that it made them break out or it feels “clogging” on oily skin (though most people, even oily skin types, love it).
I hope you find the culprit! It can be frustrating but I’m proof that a K-beauty routine really works! 🙂
Thanks! That article is definitely helpful. I know I made years of mistakes of trying to control oil by stripping. I was using some pretty awful products… Alba Botanica Good & Clean (GASP), Alba Hawaiian Toner, St Ives Collagen face moisturizer (primary ingredient mineral oil) and the occasional clay mask. I went for even worse products before moving to K-Beauty (St Ives scrub and a Biore baking soda cleanser).
It’s possible I’m slightly oily and likely dehydrated from the climate I live in (SCV in LA area). I’m sure my caffeine intake isn’t helping but can’t give that up with small children haha.
If it’s just purging, any idea how long that can last? I would be sad if it’s the…[Read more]
Haha, we’ve all been there! Especially that dang St Ives!!!
For purging, it can take up to a month or so, but your skin should be getting slowly better during that time.
I love Centella in my skincare, just to counteract any potentially irritating ingredients or products.
Can’t wait to hear what you think of Purito.
Good to know. After that article and paying more attention to what my skin is doing, it really might be dehydrated oily and purging. Overall it feels so much better since starting this routine even if I am getting more breakouts than ever before. I noticed my forehead is getting oily by the time i wake up in the morning and I do remember having an oilier forehead when I was in my late teens early 20s before all the major skin care mistakes. So maybe that’s a sign that things are getting back to normal for my skin…
Same here with the St Ives scrub in my past (and also am a mom of 2 not about to get rid of caffeine!) Shame if it’s the snail breaking you out, but at least you might have found what your skin wasn’t liking.
I’m also realizing slowly that it’s highly likely my breakouts before I started the new routine were strictly hormonal. Definitely had worse skin post kids than ever before.
Ughhh Anna 😩 so I read the subreddit on snail mucin and based on the comments, I think it IS snail thatvis my problem. I’m bummed but based on the order of how I introduced things and messing around a bit the last week and a half, my skin is doing better when I remove snail mucin. And the PURITO Centella toner seems to be helping me a lot. Learned my lesson about patch testing I guess 😂🙈 quite the horrible breakout on my chin to pay for though. Here’s to healing with PURITO!
I forgot to take phots of my first beauty tap haul about a month ago but I was really happy with my choices – Klairs freshly juiced serum and COSRX BHA power liquid and five Etude House green tea sheet masks. I was excited to get the Oerbeua calming sheet masks as samples, too! The sample pack all around was great and definitely made up for the Skinfood cranberry mask being out of stock. I have not tried all of the samples yet. I also got the Purito green level buffet serum and Benton BB cream, a cream caracol original, and a sample of Peripera body products. I already have another box on it\’s way and then purchased replacements today!
New to k-beauty (in the past month) and super happy with my new routine! I have sensitive skin that is getting over some over exfoliation. I am using mostly COSRX and am delighted with the results.
Night Routine: Skinfood black sugar cleansing oil, COSRX low ph good morning gel cleanser, mario badescu facial spray with rosewater as a toner, COSRX snail mucin emulsion, COSRX Hyalauronic cream, COSRX Honey sleeping mask
I also use the COSRX AHA power liquid once a week. I also love Origins Activated charcoal mask for really gross days.
Morning routine: COSRX low ph good morning gel cleanser, mario badescu facial spray toner, COSRX snail mucin emulsion, COSRX birch sap oil free…[Read more]
Thank you! I enjoy and appreciate hearing about other people’s skincare routine. I’ve been using K-beauty 10 step for several months and it works! I love the COSRX line because it’s reasonably priced and delivers results. One of my favorite products in the birch sap moisturizer. I’d love to know how what you think of Klairs C serum once you get it; I’ve been eying it for a while! 😊
I’ll make sure to write a review after I’ve had a chance to try it out! I’m definitely in need of some help with environmental toxins and sun damage, so excited to see what it does.
Me too! Environmental toxins and sun damage are on the top of the enemies list! I’ll let you know if I run into some good products for those issues.
Oh I’ve been eyeing the two in one power liquid for a while now! There’s not enough reviews on it for me to decide, but if it’s anything like the other good COSRX products, I should love it
Yes I want to try it too! I like the BHA power liquid but the bHA/AHA poreless one ended up being out of stock when I tried to purchase.
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