Peach & Lily X Caolion #PerfectPores

Peach & Lily is an online Korean and Japanese beauty retailer who curates and sells innovative and cult-favorite products from Asia worldwide! Similar to Memebox, Peach & Lily focus on gentle formulas, unique ingredients, inside out results, and a better value to their customers. They offer products ranging from skin and body care to makeup. They have recently collaborated with Caolion, a brand that uses ultra gentle ingredients to promote the natural beauty and health of the skin. They are famous for their pore packs that work to clear the skin of impurities and leaving the hydration of the skin intact. Instead of subjecting our skin to harsh treatments such as rip off pore strips, Caolion uses wash-off masks that can be left on for 10-15 minutes or overnight.

I was fortunate enough to try their 2 bestsellers and 2 new releases from Caolion. The packaging of the products were high quality and durable, and I really liked how simple everything was to use! I received three different types of pore masks to try, as well as a foam cleanser to wash my face with. Each of the pore masks also comes with a tool to scoop the mask out of the bottle which was cute!

The first step of the process is to rejuvenate your skin with a proper deep cleanse, and the Freshly Chitosan Foam Cleanser clears up your pores using Jeju mandarin oil and antioxidants to balance your skin's pH.

After I washed my face, I tried the Premium Blackhead Steam Pore Pack. This pore mask is a charcoal micro oxygen bubble mask that is great for all skin types including sensitive skin. The oxygen bubbles are able to deep clean your pores, and the natural oat grains retains the moisture in your skin. After applying the charcoal, the mask started to bubble and turn light gray to almost white within minutes. It sounded like soda bubbles on my skin! After leaving it on for 5-10 additional minutes, I massaged my skin and rinsed off the mask. 

The Premium Original Pore Pack was my personal favorite as when I applied it on my skin, it felt super refreshing and cooling. When I was putting on the mask, I could smell and feel the mintiness of the mask, and it left a nice tingling sensation on my skin. This mask is great for tightening and soothing the skin while enhancing the complexion. I love how smooth and light it felt on my skin, and how relaxing it ended up being! 

Last but not least, the Pore Tightening Memory Sleeping Mask is perfect to use before going to sleep. This mask helps hydrate and lift your skin as it tightens the pores and enhances elasticity. When asleep, the pack uses a shape memory technology which brightens and tightens your skin when you awake. The mask felt very gel like and was on the more viscous side, and I have yet to try this mask! Will get to it later on and update how it feels!

Peach & Lily will be offering their pore masks at a specially priced set here, with a cleanser as a free bonus! I really liked the variety of masks they offer as I can interchange and use different ones in the morning and night whenever I want! This set is such a steal as it also comes with a foam cleanser- you get the full face treatment! This is perfect for people like me who want to work on minimizing their pores, thank you Peach & Lily for sending this over! 

Honey Belle Ultimate Face Kit

I've been using the Honey Belle Ultimate Face Kit for months now, so I finally decided to create a blog about it! Honey Belle emphasizes on organic, natural, and handcrafted skincare products that is great for the skin as there are no preservatives or chemicals. The face kit I use contains a foaming facial cleanser, facial tonic, day and night face creme, and the gentle makeup remover (instead of the acne rollerball listed on the site). I also got several of my favorite soaps and a matcha scrub for my body wash as well. 

The foaming facial cleanser in tea tree rose is super light on my skin as it removes impurities and soothes the redness and acne irritation I get. Be careful to not get it in your eyes though as it burns! I also use a spray or two of the facial tonic after washing as it is refreshing and has a nice lavender scent to it. 

The day and night face creme now comes in new packaging which I like so much better as this one uses a pump to dispense the cream. These two are part of my daily routine, and i put the lotion on after I wash my face to ensure that my skin does not stay dry.

Last but not least in the face kit- the gentle makeup remover. It contains lavender oil, almond oil, and Vitamin E (basically fish oil). I have yet to use this as this is a newer product, but I am excited to try it! 

For the soaps, my favorite of the infused goat milk soaps is the rose garden! I love how the smell isn't overpowering, and that when I use the soap, the rose petals actually come out the more I use it. The sea salt oatmeal bar, on the other hand, is my ultimate favorite as it smells AMAZING and I love the scent on my body! I have both the face and body bar as I'm obsessed! 

The green tea "matcha madness" face and body scrub is another essential that I love- I typically use it once every few days to get a deep skin cleansing. It comes in a 5 oz container which is more than enough for me to last, and the scrub is made of sugar, coconut oil, matcha, vitamin E, and glycerin. It comes separated (not sticky and clumped together like other products), and I really like how it feels on my skin! It is also technically edible if you accidentally eat it. haha. 

I'm obsessed with Honey Belle products, and I know my skin appreciates it too! This company is my go to when needing new items for my skin, and Honey Belle also gives back to the community which I love! Check out their website to learn more about them~

 

 

W.I.N. Beauty Kit

What is Next, an upcoming start-up that focuses on monthly subscription kits featuring popular Asian beauty and skincare products, is launching their service from to globalize Asian products on a household scale. Asian beauty products are available in the states at a higher cost, and W.I.N. strives to increase the accessibility of products in the market here. There have been major Asian beauty retailers popping up in SoCal, but W.I.N. focuses on offering premium quality products at an affordable cost. 

I was lucky enough to receive one of their exclusive pre-launch beauty kit filled with their favorite products, and upon opening the package, I was impressed at what I received. I got: A'Pieu Deep Clean Foam Cleanser, Missha Natural Soft Jelly Cleansing Puff, Skinfood Chlorella Nose Clear Patch, The Face Shop Character Mask, the Secret Key Snail Repairing Sun Cream SPF 50+/PA+++, and a cute little bag to put everything inside! 

A'Pieu Deep Clean Foam Cleanser- this bubble cleanser is perfect for me as it removes the imperfections and dirt deep in my pores after a long day out. After massaging my face and washing it off, it leads to smooth and clear skin. This product uses Harrogate mineral water as one of its active ingredients which is one of the finest premium spring waters in the world.

I also got the Missha Natural Soft Jelly Cleansing Puff that I paired with my new cleanser. This puff contains activated carbon, natural minerals, and bamboo charcoal to fight bacteria. It also came with a string attached so you can hang it to dry after squeezing out the water. The second time around using my cleanser, I applied it on this puff and massaged it on my face. The texture on the puff felt great, and it removed my dead skin cells with its dense fiber structure. This puff is great for eliminating impurities and provide a thorough cleansing. 

After cleaning my face for the day, I applied the Secret Key Snail Repairing Sun Cream with SPF of 50+. Snail cream is highly popular in Asia as the slime extract is fantastic to fighting premature aging. It also strengthens and evens skin texture and restores the quality of collagen and elastin fibers of the skin. The cream wasn't oily at all, and it felt light on my skin! 

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Last but not least, I got the Skin Food Chlorella Nose Clear Patch and The Face Shop Character Mask. Skin Food has been opening shops here in SoCal, and I really like the products that they offer as it is healthy for the skin! The nose patch is perfect for removing blackheads and sebum, and it contains chlorophyll which is present in all green plants. The character mask is a super cute animal mask that contains hyaluronic acid and collagen that moisturizes and improves your skin. I have yet to try these two products, but I am excited to!

The beauty kit I received was such a cute surprise to get! I didn't exactly know what was coming, so opening it up was super fun. I really liked the products I received as everything is very economical and useful- I know what I'm using for the next few months! Thank you W.I.N. to sending a box my way!