Hi this is Ting and I constantly think about skincare!
I love watching and reading about product empties and this would be my very first empties post. I was going to do a full empties post but I realize I do have quite a few products and I have definitely gathered a few toners and essences enough for a full post. These are my overview about the products and I did not go as in-depth as how I would usually do in a regular product review but leave a comment if you would like to know more information about each products, I will be more than happy to answer them!
Lets dive right into the products now!
Benton Aloe BHA Skin Toner
Rating : 3/5
Key Ingredients : Aloe Vera, Sodium Hyaluronate, Snail Secretion Filtrate, Salicylic acid (BHA)
How long did it lasted : 2-3months
How I use : I used it by just pumping one to two pumps on my palm and just apply directly after cleansing.
My thoughts : I’ll be honest, I have only used this product for a month and handed it over for my boyfriend to use. I remember enjoying this product ! Benton products have really good ingredient lists. Although it contains BHA, it did not dry out my skin at all. It feels really hydrating and can be layered to add in more moisture. However I must say other than hydration I did not feel it did anything in terms of reducing my blackheads and breakouts. I think this product is a very gentle way of introducing BHA into your skincare but maybe too gentle to see results. To be fair it is marketed for its moisturizing and cooling effect and not for reducing blackheads. Overall, it is a good product!
Will I repurchase? No. It is just one of those products that are good but not good enough for me to keep wanting to repurchase. There are simply too many option in the market now!
Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner
Rating : 4.5/5
Key Ingredient : Milk Vetch (Astragalus Membranaceus) Root Extract (A chinese medicine used for its : anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties)
How long did it lasted : 3-4months
How I use : Poured the product directly on my palm and layer the product 3 to 5 times
My thoughts: Okay I absolutely love this product. I know I can trust Pyunkang Yul as it was created by a health institution in Korea specializing in atopic dermatitis, their products are all very simple and does not contain any ingredients which could irritates the skin (no alcohol, no fragrance, no parabens etc). I love layering this product! It always leaves my skin with a healthy glow and really well moisturized. Just a really good hydrated toner FULLSTOP
Will I repurchase? YES but not now, I plan to finish the products that I have now and I love trying new products! I will always remember this product and could definitely see myself buying again if its on a really good deal.
Primera Miracle Seed Essence
Rating : 2/5
Key Ingredient : Lotus Seed Extract
How long did it lasted: ~10 months
How I use : Poured the product directly on my palm and pat it into my skin after cleansing and toning
My thoughts : I only finished this product because it was really expensive ($43.98 on Ebay). The product claimed to improve the texture, tone and flexibility of the skin – basically hydrates the skin with added benefits of anti-aging and brightening. I can’t say much about the anti-aging properties but I guess the product did help with the hydration level of my skin. Other than that I have not noticed any other benefits which was the reason why I only gave it a 2 out of 5 rating. I just think there are so many products out in the market that could deliver similar results with a much cheaper price point! Overall it is a good product with amazing ingredient lists but just not worth the money and the extra skincare step in my opinion. I really wanted to love this product!
Will I repurchase? No. I think there are definitely better products out in the market now.
Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner
Rating : 4/5
Key Ingredient : Sodium Hyaluronate, Beta-Glucan, Centella Asiatica Extract and Lipidure
How long did it lasted: ~3 months
How I use : Poured the product directly on my palm and pat a few layers into my skin after cleansing
My thoughts : I remember enjoying this product. Its just a simple hydrating toner with great ingredient lists. The consistency of the product is not as viscous as the Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner which makes it a nicer choice to be used in a more humid climate but it is definitely not as hydrating as the Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner. I enjoyed layering this product to boost up the hydration level but at the same time I think there are products that can deliver better hydration level without needing to layer them.
Will I repurchase? No. Although I enjoyed this product, I would love to try other products now!
Huxley Secret of Sahara Oil Essence
Rating : 4/5
Key Ingredient : Organic Sahara prickly Pear Cactus Seed Oil which are high in antioxidants, vitamin E and linoleic acid
How long did it lasted: ~3 months
How I use : I used a full pump all over my face after cleansing and toning
My thoughts : I really loved the product ! I think that was the first product with oil that I really enjoyed using. I had issues with oil clogging my pores before and I was so glad that this product does not make me breakout! It has a viscous texture that once applied on the skin you can feel the oil a little but it absorbs into the skin fairly quick and moisturizes the skin really really well! It always leaves my skin with a nice healthy glow. I read that its so moisturizing that some people even skipped their moisturizing steps after using it. I personally like to seal in the moisture even more with a moisturizing cream especially during the colder months. Also, it smells really really good. My only downside was the price (~£ 30.26 on Yesstyle) or else I would definitely repurchase!
Will I repurchase? No! Only because for hydration there are definitely cheaper options out there!
I am currently alternating between the Hada Labo Hydrating Lotion, SK-II Treatment Essence and Pixi Glow Tonic which I will write up a review soon too! The Pyunkang Yul Essence toner was definitely my favourite among all the ones that were mentioned in this post!
Thank you for reading my review ❤ hope this helped you with your next purchase!
Cheers, to better skin days !