I love the name of this cream because it reminds me of the wonderfully weird and funny Japlish terms on so many Japanese products. I’m sure a lot of products in Korea have the same! Cute name aside, this is a serious moisturizing cream in probably the most beautiful packaging I’ve ever had the pleasure to use. Mizon Returning Starfish Cream is also another example of the amazing quality of Mizon’s products, and why I am now a loyal Mizon user!
Out of all the Korean products that I ordered, this toner was the one that I was least sure about. I got this as more of an experiment in how my skin would tolerate low pH products. And because of reasons I’ll explain further, I really didn’t expect to like this product so much. But surprise, surprise, Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner, coupled with my BHA exfoliator has ended up being crucial to balancing my skin out and keep it acne free. I’ve tried both the older version of this toner and the newer version, and I’m happy to say that I love the newer version just as much!
So if you read my previous post on Nature Republic’s Combination Watery Cream, you’re probably surprised that I would give anything else in this line a chance. But, I received a sample of this cream from Korea Depart, and opened the sample with trepidation. I was happily surprised with a slight smell of roses coming from this cream (and not the obnoxious Axe deodorant smell that was in the Combination Watery Cream). So I found someone from Hawaii selling a bottle of Nature Republic Super Aqua Max Moisture Watery Cream on Amazon, and I went for it.
This cleansing set was the first time I tried the famous Korean double-cleansing method and I really liked it! Definitely saw an improvement right away with this double-cleansing method. So for those who don’t know, a cleansing oil removes all impurities and makeup, while the foam cleanser cleans the residue and leaves your skin completely grime free! While overall I really liked Skin Food Egg White Pore Cleansing Oil and Skin Food Egg White Pore Foam, I decided to try other cleansers for reasons that I will explain…
Wow, this product’s name is a mouthful. I bought this product because it’s gotten a lot of good reviews, came recommended on http://www.sokoglam.com and was voted best moisturizer by Allure magazine in Korea. Sadly, I was pretty disappointed. I gave Nature Republic Super Aqua Max Combination Watery Cream a good try – used this product for about a week – but finally I couldn’t stand it anymore and had to switch back to my old moisturizer.
This product is my first real Korean skincare *love*. I was planning on using it for a full month before writing a review, since I normally don’t see results from a product until at least several weeks. But unbelievably I saw results by day 2 and after only 3 weeks I’m a true believer in the power of snail extract!
Before Mizon All in One Snail Repair Cream, I’ve never used a product that delivered so many of its promises so quickly! This cream definitely made me a believer in the magic of Korean skincare. Ok, enough gushing; let’s get to the actual details…