Korean Beauty Brand PURITO Review

Korean beauty brands are a huge hit in the US market. From luxury department stores to drug stores, you can see K beauty brands popping up everywhere. How exciting it is for the K beauty brands becoming mainstream.

I recently received PURITO skincare and after using it for a few weeks, I am telling you, I really like these products and I can’t wait to share my thoughts and tips!


PURITO Centella Green Level All In One Mild Pad $22
I used this pad right after a cleanser before the Essence. I love the smart design cotton pads with 2 sides. Rough texture side is perfect for extracting and exfoliating the surface of the skin. The smooth side is great for someone who has sensitive skin.


I love these presoaked cotton pads with 10% of Centalla Asiatica extracts to help improve skin texture and the anti-inflammatory effect calms skin. It includes 3 key ingredients:
Asiaticoside: an oil-water balance control and helps collagen formation of dermis layer.
Asiatic acid: strengthens skin barriers, anti-oxide effects, calms the sensitive skin
Madecassic Acid: helps repair damaged and tired skin and reduces trace marks.

PURITO Galacto Niacin 97 Power Essence $18.00

I applied this with my hands right after the toner. I found the texture was little slippery and just a tad oily. But after few minutes, it made my skin look so glowing.  For extra hydration, I soaked 2 pieces of cotton pads with this essence and use it as a face mask for a few minutes.

This water essence offers sebum control, whitening, anti-wrinkle and moisturizing. The very first ingredients is Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate (92%) follow by Niacinamide (5%) plus Viscum Album (Mistletoe ) Leaf Extract, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Arginine, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Allantoin and Lactobacillus Ferment

 

PURITO Centella Green Level Buffet Serum $17.30

Asian skin care like to use the word “buffet” instead all you can eat. I would translate this to “all in one” ingredients.  I love this serum! It felt like a super lightweight gel.  Once I applied it on my skin, it made my skin look so dewy. This serum helps improve skin barrier, lightens the skin, delays future aging and adds hydration.


Centella Asiatica Extract (49%) is the very first ingredient. As you may already know, first 5 ingredients may contain more than 60% of the actual product. So I am impressed, especially for only $17.30.
Beside the Centella Asiatica Extract, this buffet serum also contains a peptide,  Asiaticoside, Collagen & Ceramide and Niacinamide & Adenosine.

PURITO Centella Green Level Recovery Cream $17.30

I had a little bit of a hard time, in the beginning, using the tube because it looks to me like medicine lol. I have to take a very close look and make sure it is not. The texture is very light, looks creamy but applies like a gel.  This recovery cream contains 50% if Centella Asiatica Extract. plus Witch Hazel extract creating a synergy effect by soothing skin and minimizing the pores.

Since there is no SPF, I would recommend using this at night. If you want to use during the day, make sure you apply SPF on top.

Overall I am impressed with Purito. For the price you pay, you are getting results and improvements of the skin.

SK-II Pop Up Studio, Soho District, Manhattan, New York City – The Ultimate Luxury Experience

SK-II Pop Up Studio, Soho, New York City

SK-II Pop Up Store, Soho

On Friday evening, October 2, 2015 the SK-II team kicked off thirty days of SK-II luxury in one of the most prestigious districts in Manhattan, New York City! Indeed, the SK-II Pop Up Store is now open to the public in Soho and it is everything you could possibly image.

The store stands on the corner of Broome and Greene in the Soho district of Manhattan. It encompasses the main floor of a beautifully restored old building. There are huge windows on two sides of the store that let in an abundance of light making the experience in the store bright, refreshing and cheerful.

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When you walk through the double door entrance at the SK-II Pop Up Store a skin consultant will provide a friendly greeting and offer to show you around the store. The store tour will include a brief explanation of Pitera, the essential ingredient in many SK-II products and the philosophies of the SK-II company. This year, SK-II has employed a brand new slogan “Change Destiny” which embodies the company’s quest to change peoples lives by improving their skin.

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Once you have toured the store, learned about Pitera and the company’s philosophies, it’s time to experience the SK-II product line first hand. An exclusive feature of the SK-II products experience is to have your skin evaluated by the Beauty Imaging System, a high tech device that is the combination of a camera and very sophisticated software that analyzes pictures of your skin received from the camera. After pictures are taken of your face, which only takes a few moments, the software analyzes the information an creates a profile for the client. The skin consultant then reviews the profile with the client and discusses the appropriate SK-II products for each clients particular concerns. It’s a fun and informative process all at the same time.

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As the SK-II National Brand Ambassador and a lover of beautiful skin, I would encourage you to stop by the SK-II Pop Up Studio and experience all of the luxurious SK-II products before the studio closes on October 31st.

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As a fun introduction to the SK-II Pop Up Studio, check out my latest YouTube video!

Glossybox February Review

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Glossybox is one of best beauty boxes in USA !! Why? Five beauty products in a super cute pink box and sometimes you will receive 1- 2 full size products! This is a $21 monthly subscription but it’s totally worth it.
Here is what’s included in the February Box:
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1. JULEP – Nail color – Full Size $14.00 / 0.27 oz
They give you the full size nail polish but what I like the most is that it’s perfect for Valentine’s Day. Inside the polish, it has heart shape glitters and is super cute.
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2. UNWASH – Bio Cleansing Conditioner  – Full Size $36 / 13.5 oz
This replaces the shampoo and conditioner. It’s a new technology to wash your hair without over stripping the natural oil. It’s perfect for dry hair. The box is 2.5 oz and is perfect size for travel.
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3. Royal Apothic – Tinties Lip Butter In Pink – Full Size $14 / 0.12 oz
This vintage packaged lip balm offers hydration and tint color. It’s super cute and very girly. By the way, it’s another full size product – so happy!
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4. Jelly Pong Pong – Fairy Lashes Curl Mascara – Full Size $22 / 0.27 oz
A UK brand that offers lasting, all day wear and Glossybox offers the full size.
5. Rituals Cosmetic – Foaming Shower Gel Sensation in YOGI Flow -Full Size  $15 / 6.7 oz
I can’t believed when I open the box and see Ritual body wash. I have been using Rituals wash gel and I love it. I love how the gel turns into foam and makes the skin feel so soft and smooth. Of course, this month’s Glossybox is a full size.

If you are looking to subscribe to a beauty box, I strongly recommend you try out GlossyBOX!! xoxo

 

Cellcosmet Cellular Sheet Masks Review

Cellcosmet is a Switzerland skincare launched in 1980.  It was inspired by the medical application developed in 1931 by the founder of cellular therapy, Swiss Professor Paul Niehans. In 1987, Cellcosmet discovered The CellControlTM method means that cellular material can be kept in its active state for months at a time, thanks to the use of a stabilizing liquid especially developed by scientists at Cellap Laboratoire.  The technology is now in all Cellcosmet products to offer most effective and best adapted treatment for stimulating skin revitalization. (Information provided by http://www.cellap.ch/en/cellulotherapy/revitalisation_technique#.VKRarpF12yM)

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I tried the Cellular Sheet mask (Eye Mask). This mask kit costs $450 for 5 pieces.
The company stated: immediate and visible results form the very first application. Giving you a younger, fresher and more rested looking appearance, crow’s feet are plumed, dark circle and under eye bags are visibly reduced and eyelids appear lifted.

Active Ingredients:

  • Hibiscus oligopeptides : intensely hydrate*, relax and smooth expression lines
    Principle Active Ingredients of the Cellular Serum.
  • Active Stabilised Bio-Integral Cells (15%): revitalizing, rebalancing
  • Expert Hyaluron Complex: very moisturising*, plumping, instant smoothing effect, restructuring, encourages cellular regeneration, forms a supportive mesh
  • Long-lasting HydraPulp Complex: restores loss of volume, redensifies the skin through moisturisation and intensively refreshes
  • Panthenol: with its well-documented healing properties
  • Extract of Chrysantellum: draining and reviving
  • Restructuring Anti-Dark Circles Complex: lightening,  derived from peptides
  • Dermo-Relaxing Peptide Complex: reduces expression lines

I follow the instruction and here are my review and thoughts:

I applied the eye mask on clean skin as you can see in the below images. My biggest concerns are dark circle and sagging eyelid. During the 15 minutes, I feel a little itching around my eye area but it goes a way after a few minutes. My skin is telling me something is working hard on my skin. The mask texture feels a little sticky. After 15 minutes, I removed the mask and apply it on my eyelid but 70% of mask already dried out 🙁 I still left it on eyelid for about 10 minutes. The mask completely dried out.  After I removed the eye mask, I can feel little tightness around eye. I am sure this is supposed to be firming.

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Well as you can see , I really don’t see huge difference. I know this is just my first time using it, but for $90 a pair eye mask, I feel the results should be better. Did you see any difference?
By the way, I know the lighting is a little off but if you look at the texture and sagging lids, you probably can’t tell the difference.

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The biggest question is: how much would you pay in the cosmetic department for the fountain of youth?