Friday, May 31, 2013

[MIZON] Flawless Skin CORRECT COMBO CREAM *CC cream*

I'm pretty sure that everybody heard about the BB cream follower: CC cream.
As a BB cream lover I couldn't resist to get one of these new 'Color Correcting' creams to see if they are worth the hype. The Korean skincare brand [MIZON] is a rather new brand for me and because some of their products are quite interesting, I ordered its CORRECT COMBO CREAM (together with some other products from the same brand).
[MIZON] was the first brand who released a CC cream and with 58,000 won (approx. US$40) it wasn't really cheap - I still wonder why its price on eBay is just about US$15?!

Official Website:

Description: Flawless Skin! Functional Concentrated Multi Cream. Anti-Wrinkle/ Whitening/ SPF25 PA++
Powerful Ingredients Improve Skin Texture And Radiance.

The CORRECT COMBO CREAM doesn't have that colorful and/or cute design we know from products of [ETUDE HOUSE] or [Lioele]. The outer box is black and came sealed with a silver sticker on top. Beside the few sentences on the front there is nothing else written in English, so I had to get the informations from websites.
The tube inside the box is white with black letters and a silver 'pump' on the bottom. Compared with BB cream tubes this one here is very long and rather slim. It contains 35ml what should last for awhile.
Btw, you can get this CC cream also in a container instead of a tube!
This CC cream contains Birch Sap instead of Water! Some other ingredients are Desert Plants, Argan Oil, Moringa Milk Plant, Collagen, Elastin, Ceramide, 40 types of moisture ingredients and more.
The light creamy texture has a whitish color with lotsa visible micro color capsules. These capsules break off on the surface of the skin and change to a beige color, matching ones skin tone.
Before I got the CC cream I was a bit scared that the color won't suit my skin tone because I already tried skin matching foundations/ BB creams before and the colors were most of the time too dark for my pale skin. Therefore I'm more than happy that [MIZON]'s CORRECT COMBO CREAM suits my skin tone perfectly.
I use just one pump and that's enough to cover up most skin blemishes (well, not 100% but still good enough for me)! If you need high coverage you should better stick to BB creams since CC creams even out ones skin tone with light coverage only!!
It also brightens up my skin tone without looking like a dead corpse afterwards and reduce skin redness.
Even though it doesn't contain a strong sebum control my skin looks less shiny after 5+ hours (I don't live in a humid country, though).
I used the CC cream for the last few days and I really love it. I like it even more than most of my BB creams!
Currently I use it together with [ElishaCoy]'s MOIST UP SUPER HYALURONE CREAM, [ETUDE HOUSE]'s Sweet Recipe Baby Choux Base and [TONYMOLY]'s BABY DOLL BB POWDER (mixed with some [POND'S] Magic Powder in 'Sweetie Pink' for better oil-control).

Price: around 12,- €/ US$15 
Bought at: eBay (f2plus1)       

What I love:    
The color, the natural coverage without using a lot of product and the non-greasy formula. 

What I don’t like: 
Absolutely nothing yet! 

Will I buy this again? I'm already thinking about getting a back-up of this CC cream. Would like to try out another one, though, but I'm scared that the result won't be as good as [MIZON]'s. 
Maybe will try [ETUDE HOUSE]'s 'Silky' CC cream, though.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

[THE FACE SHOP] Blemish ZERO *Clarifying Toner & Clinic Solution*

I haven't written any reviews in such a long time, I'm sorry for that. But I'm too busy with other things... I'm back to school now and study accounting and balance!!

During the time I was absent I still ordered some Asian skincare products and make-up. One of the products I got was [THE FACE SHOP]'s Blemish ZERO Clarifying Toner and Clinic Solution. This line also contains a Bubble Foam Cleanser and is specially made for adult acne skin/ troubled skin.

Description: A specialized line that cares for adult acne.

Clarifying Toner (Step 2):
 Description: Let's keep it clear. Make your skin glow with this toner which clarifies and evens your skin tone.

The Clarifying Toner is step 2 and you use it after cleansing your face with the Bubble Foam Cleanser or another cleansing foam. The transparent blue bottle with it's silver twist-off lid looks very nice for me. The plastic bottle contains 200ml and has on the back only the description written in Korean.
Beside Sodium Hyaluronate, Natural Origin AHA and Natural Origin BHA, the colorless toner also contains Water, Glycerin, Panthenol, Willow Bark Extract (AHA), Grapefruit Extract, Anise Fruit Extract, Linalool and more.
It is free of Mineral Oil, Alcohol and Synthetic Fragrances.

How to use: After cleansing saturate an appropriate amount on a cotton pad and gently apply using outward motions.

Clinic Solution (Step 3):
Description: Get ready to be surprised! Meet the ultimate solution which can always work magic.

Like the Clarifying Toner, the Clinic Solution also comes in a blue bottle which contains 150ml and comes with a sliver-white pump. This emulsion-like moisturizer is the last step of the Blemish ZERO line!
The moisturizer is also free of Mineral Oil, Alcohol and Synthetic Fragrances. It contains ingredients like Birch Extract, Mung Bean Extract, Natural Origin BHA, Glycerin, Anise Fruit Extract, Grapefruit Extract and a lot more.
The whitish emulsion-like consistency is non-sticky or greasy. The scent reminds me a little bit of a citrus fruit!
How to use: After clarifying toner take an appropriate amount and apply to skin.

After using both acne treatment products for a few weeks now (in the evening only), I can say that I like these products. I won't say that my skin really changed yet but I still like to use them - not only because they are alcohol-free.
Of course, I hope that I will see some improvements with my skin soon...

Price: around 14~16,- €/ US$18~$20
Bought at: eBay  
What I love: 

The alcohol-free formula and the non-greasy moisturizer. The design is also quite nice! 
What I don’t like:
Nothing yet!
Will I buy this again? If I see some improvements with my skin and don't find anything new to try then I might get it again (especially the moisturizer).