[THEFACESHOP] HERB WATER POWDER MIST

Today I will be reviewing THEFACESHOP’s Herb Water Powder Mist. As always, the review will be structured: basic info, what it claims, my impression, summary, comparing what they claim and my experience, final thoughts, other people’s reviews. Feel free to skip to the parts that you’re curious about! As I said, I would not recommend products unless they’re so good that they can cause someone extremely stingy to buy it (AKA me)

Basic info

Volume: 80ml
Price: ~14USD
Skin type: All
Suggested for: Normal
Ingredients: Polymethyl methacrylate (powder), tea tree extract, semary extract
Can be bought from: Korea depart (7.61USD)

Directions:
– Use as often as needed when skin feels dry or hot.
– Close eyes and spray onto face, and softly pat the remaining formula into face
– Can be used after cleansing and before/after makeup

What it claims

  • Controls oil and provides moisture
  • Tea tree and rosemary ingredients calm skin and keeps it clean and fresh
  • Fluid suspended in fine white powder
  • Delivers moisture into skin and gives a smooth powder-like finish

My impression

PACKAGING. Packaging to me is so important, not just the outer looks but the container design and what I can tell you is that this container was poorly designed. I looked at a few other reviews as well and they all got issues with the spray in someway or another. How the product sprays is: if you imagine a circle, it sprays the circumference of the circle and not the area of the circle. That means it takes more sprays to get that ‘refreshed feel’ on your face and results in you overusing the product and getting a ton of excess. THEFACESHOP what is with your container designs??? The thing I do like about the container is that it’s see through, so I know how much product is left and that I can open it, so that when I finish the product I can put other products inside.

Although the spray is a let down the product itself is pretty decent. I sprayed a bit on a part of my hand to retest it. It has the smell of a Vitamin C tablet, the product gives you a refreshing feel and once the product was absorbed there was a significant difference: the part with the product was soft, moisturized and cooler while the part without was left dry and rough.

I apply this mist after cleansing to let my face absorb all its goodies and apply the excess on my neck. Normally I get pimples on my neck but after I started applying this I haven’t gotten a pimple since meaning that it does effectively calm the skin and keeps its clean and fresh. (My face still gets breakouts when I binge eat chocolate but that’s my own fault). There has been no significant change to my skin texture and I can’t say that it helped increase my face’s moisture long term. Unfortunately I don’t have oily skin but combination skin so I can’t tell you if it controls oil but from another review I read, the author states that it didn’t help that much in that area.

Summary

Pros

  • Container is see through so that you can clearly see how much product is left
  • After I started using on neck area which is prone to pimples, I stopped getting pimples there.
  • Achieves what it claims
  • Handy size to carry around

Cons

  • Spray doesn’t disperse well = need to use more product
  • Goes through product really fast

Comparing what they claim and my experience

  • Controls oil (?) and provides moisture ✔
  • Tea tree and rosemary ingredients calm skin and keeps it clean and fresh ✔
  • Fluid suspended in fine white powder ✔
  • Delivers moisture into skin and gives a smooth powder-like finish ✔

Final thoughts

Other than the container I would say that the product is great and does what it claims. The product is worth it’s price as it refreshes my skin and helped with the pimples on my neck. The only reason I wouldn’t repurchase is once again because of the container otherwise I would repurchase.

Stingy Sophia rates it: 7/10

View other people’s review on this product

  • reviewjunkie-beauty
    Moisturizing Power: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ (3/5)
    Refreshing Ability: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (5/5)
    Oil Reduction Ability: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ (3.5/5)
    Ease of Use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ (4/5)

    Packaging: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ (4/5)
    Fragrance: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (5/5)
    Repurchase? NO

 

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[THEFACESHOP] MANGO SEED SILK MOISTURIZING EYE CREAM

Today I will be review THEFACESHOP’s eye cream from their Mango seed collection. If you just want to know whether not I recommend it just go to final thoughts. I am personally pretty stingy so I’m pretty critical about whether or not the product was worth my money so unless it’s legitimately something that can cause the world’s stingiest person to buy it, I would not recommend the product.

 

Basic info

Volume: 30ml / 1.01 fl. oz.
Price: ~$32 USD
Directions: Apply a small amount to the eye contour area. Tap lightly to allow absorption
Can be bought from: Momomango: ($32.99 )  + American Amazon: ($22.07-34.00) + Style Korean ($11.85) *Note: all prices are in USD and I have no experience purchasing from any of these sites

Ingredients: Water/Eau, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, DipropyleneGlycol, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Glyceryl StearateSe, C14-22 Alcohols, Squalane, MacadamiaTernifolia Seed Oil, Triethylhexanoin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Arachidyl Glucoside, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), 1,2-Hexanediol, Glyceryl Stearate, StearicAcid, Ceramide 3, Colesterol, Peg-100 Stearate, Dimethicone, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dipentaerythrityl, Hexahydroxystearate / Hexastearate / Hexarosinate, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose, Distearate, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Panthenol, Synthetic Beeswax, Sorbitan Stearate, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Phytosteryl/Isostearyl/Cetyl/Stearyl/Behenyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Ammonium, Acryloyldimethyltaurate / Vp Copolymer, Adenosin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein Caramel, Chenopodium Quinoa Seed Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, SorbicAcid, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) SeedOil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Beta-Carotene, Butylene Glycol, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Hydroxide, Disodium Edta, Parfum/Fragrance – See more at: http://www.stylekorean.com/shop/the-face-shop-mango-seed-silk-moisturizing-eye-cream-30ml/611/#sthash.WcI8tUYS.dpuf

What it claims

  • Fast absorption
  • Long-lasting moisture
  • Improves skin elsticity
  • Reduces signs of skin aging
  • Makes eyes softer, smoother, more vibrant and younger looking

My impression

At first glance I fell in love with the nice warm yellow packaging. This is seriously how Korean cosmetic companies get me. When the packaging is amazing I don’t even care about anything else, I must have it. (The story of how I ended up buying two products from the MISSHA X Line collab)

The container has a little pump to pump out the product which I like since it decreases the chance of bacteria coming into contact with the cream. What I don’t like about it is that it keeps a bit of product exposed to the air so the next time you take a pump there’s going to be a bit of dried up product that has hardened. Plus the fact that it feels like after the pump stops dispensing there’s still going to be a lot of product wasted.

During the time I tried this product, my eyes were flaky and dry. The cream is very soft, thick and creamy and when I applied it, even though my skin was dry it did not hurt or sting. The smell is great but on application is not so overpowering that that’s all you can smell. It claims to have long lasting moisture but even though I applied it more that twice a day to speed up the recovery process of my dry flaky eyelids it still required 4-5 days for my eyelids to recover. Before I had this I used Revital Q10 (Costs 2,99 Euros) and although that stung when applying onto my dry eyelids, it recovered them in 2-3 days.

When I apply the product my eyelids are a bit sticky and it stays sticky and a bit greasy, so I can’t 100% agree that the product is fast absorption. The product does make my skin instantly softer but I can’t say that it makes my skin look more vibrant. The skin around my eye area is darker than the rest of my face and has remained looking dark. Unfortunately I do not have wrinkles so I can not tell you whether it really reduces signs of aging.

Summary

Pros

  • Cream is soft so that even when applied on very dry skin, it does not sting
  • Pump eliminates chances of bacteria getting into product
  • Has a nice fragrance but isn’t overpowering
  • Causes skin to become soft and smooth

Cons

  • Takes 4-5 days to recover dry skin
  • Is a bit sticky and greasy when applied to skin
  • There’s always a bit of dried up product
  • Expensive

Comparing what they claim and my experience:

  • Fast absorption
  • Long-lasting moisture
  • Improves skin elsticity
  • Reduces signs of skin aging (??)
  • Makes eyes softer, smoother, more vibrant and younger looking (??)

Final thoughts

Although there’s a lot of product, I personally find the price really steep given what it has to offer. I bought this to solve my flaky eyelid issue and even though it did solve it, it took longer than another brand that is significantly cheaper. That being said, this product’s advantage is that it does not sting or hurt on application. I would not re-buy the product as the price is just insane.

Stingy Sophia rates this 3/10

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