It’s only in the past few years that I’ve really started taking care of my skin…I always washed my face, obviously, but I never used sunscreen or moisturized for a LONG time. I’m naturally oily, and living in the humid-ish climate of Michigan and the very humid climate of Alabama, my skin was never dry or tight. But then I moved to Nevada and I noticed signs of aging for the first time ever, probably because it’s the most arid state in the country. Like everyone who reads beauty magazines and blogs, I know that the masters of skincare right now are the Koreans. So obviously, I snatched up the Korean Beauty Birchbox selection so I could get my hands on and try some of this stuff!
Goodall Phytowash Yerba Mate Bubble Peeling: This was really neat to use, because I did feel a bubbling tingling feeling on my face as it worked. I didn’t know that I thought it made a difference in my skin, though, but I’ll keep using it until it’s done.
Goodall Phytowash Yerba Mate Cleansing Foam: This was a more basic cleanser…it had a little bit of a tingly feeling, and my skin felt pretty tight when I got out of the shower, so it’s definitely a strong cleanser. Good stuff, but not life or skin changing.
Goodall Waterest First Essence: I’ve never used anything like this before, and I honestly don’t know that I think it made much of a difference in how my skin looked and felt. It didn’t make my skin look worse, though, so I’ll use it until I’m out of it but it won’t be anything I feel a need to have for my collection.
Manefit Beauty Planner Cucumber Mask: This is actually the one item in the box I haven’t used yet…I’ve been really interested in trying a sheet mask at some point, but I want to “save it” for a time when I need a skin recharge in the middle of the day…an evening event, perhaps. I’ll try to remember to come update this once I have tried it!
RE:P Bio Fresh Mask with Real Calming Herb: I actually really liked this! Like most people, I’m fairly flushed when I get out of the shower. But I used this in the shower while I conditioned my hair and shaved my legs and my skin felt much more soothed, and well, calmed all day. I’ll keep using this until it’s out, and might even repurchase.
IPKN Flash Cream Radiant Primer: This gave my skin a dewy glow, but less is more here. I noticed it had a bunch of sunscreens in it and primers are supposed to go all over your face, right? Well yes, but I had to pat some of this off with a tissue, because I was VERY glowy. I did wear this without anything over it, so it might be matted down a little if you layer foundation.
TONYMOLY Delight Tony Tint: More red lip stuff to play with, yay! Except this just refused to stay put and slid around on my lips A LOT. It got tossed after one try because it was such a pain to deal with.