Empties and Mini Reviews

Empties and Mini Reviews

I’ve been super busy with classes lately and haven’t had much time to write a proper full review recently. So I thought I’d end this month with a quick little empties post with some mini reviews instead!

Nooni Repair Turnover Peel Pad

I’ve already done a full-length review on these so I won’t go into much detail about these! But of course, I loved them so much I had to get a second tub.

You can read the full review on these over here.

Cosrx Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser

Cosrx is one of my all-time favorite Kbeauty brands out there. They first started out as this unknown, cult favorite internet brand and have exploded in popularity over the years thanks to the surge in interest in kbeauty. They’re known for their no-nonsense gentle formulations that are packed with beneficial ingredients. I could make a whole separate post about the brand itself, but for now, I’ll just talk about this cleanser!

Honestly, when it comes to a cleanser, I don’t really have a high requirements list. As long as it’s affordable, mildly acidic, and doesn’t strip my skin, it’s all good for me. Cleansers are on our skin for such a short period of time before being washed off that any beneficial ingredients in them will most likely not do anything. This cleanser is formulated to be mildly acidic and according to their official website, it has a pH level of 5.3 ± 1.0. This is perfect for my oily skin both in the mornings and in the evening. I never feel terribly stripped after using it and it only costs around $9-$12 for a 150 ml tube. I’ve gone through 3 tubes of these so far!

Klairs Supple Preparation Unscented Toner

Another empty that I’ve already done a full-length review on! I finished this maybe a month or two ago and just started my second bottle a week ago.

You can read the full review of this here.

Ariul 7 Days Vitamin Mist

I finished this bottle a couple of months ago and it was one of those products where I wasn’t exactly sure if it did anything to my skin. I felt like it helped to brighten up my complexion slightly while providing light hydration between layers in my routine. Was it a game changer? Not exactly, but it did feel like a nice pick up me up if I was feeling a little dry and tight throughout the day. It’s pretty affordable too, it’s $12 for 150 ml and it’s easily available at CVS now.

Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

This has been an HG for me for years since I started my skincare journey. I first picked this up back in 2014 or 2015 and have been using it consistently since then. I’d say I’ve gone through about 6 bottles of these at this point. Yes, I love it that much! You might be thinking ewww wtf snail? No, they don’t mash up a bunch of snails and bottle it up. The essence is made from the mucin that the snail excretes, not the actual snail itself. Snail mucin has anti-aging, hydrating, and soothing properties to it, so I like using this to just seal everything in before moving onto my moisturizer.

It doesn’t have any smell what so ever and is a bit goopy when you pump it out. It sinks in wonderfully into the skin and makes it feels plump, bouncy, and hydrated. I’ve heard people saying that this really helped heal popped pimples, scars, and other abrasions on the skin, but honestly, I’ve never experienced any of that. It doesn’t claim to do any of those things anyway, so I really can’t say if those are valid claims or not. Again, this product just provides another layer of soothing hydration to my dehydrated skin.

Dr. Jart Cicapair Tiger Grass Repair Serum

I’m a big fan of Dr. Jart and I’ve heard so many great things about their Cicapair line that I had to give this a try. It claims to calm redness and soothe irritated skin. Its main selling point is that it’s formulated with tiger grass AKA Centella Asiatica extract, which is known for it’s wound healing and skin soothing properties.

I liked this serum! It was pretty hydrating and soothing, although I’m not necessarily sure if it truly helped with my inflammation or acne in the long run. I’m actually in the process of writing a full-length review of this product, so hopefully, I can post that soon!

It was very pricey though, at $46 for 30 ml.


  1. Gigi
    June 25, 2018 / 3:08 PM

    I love to hear which products end up working long-term! Super helpful post 🙂

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