I blogged about purchasing a few items last month from Wishtrend, which included CosRX Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol, CosRX Centella Blemish Ampule and CosRX Centella Blemish Cream plus the Ciracle Anti-Blemish TeaTree Wash. These products are in my August skincare testing routine and I needed a couple more products to round out my routine. I went with the “After Sun Burn” Kit, not that I am going to be sunburned, but I needed products that would not be heavy on my already oily skin, yet also provide hydration and moisture to my skin. I also purchased the horribly named Galactomyces 95 White Power Essence by CosRX, which will not only is an anti-aging essence, but also brightens and even out my skin tone. All of the products listed in this haul are linked back to Wishtrend if you wish to read more about them. I will have a more in-depth review at the end of August when I finish with my month long testing of these products.
BTW, Wishtrend is currently running a 20% off special on all CosRX products!
CosRX Galactomyces 95 White Power Essence (pH level: 6) I purchased this essence, as I needed something for anti-aging concerns as well as brightening and evening out my skin tone. I blundered with the purchase of CosRX Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol, as that is not an essence, really, but a strong and powerful anti-blemish watery product (essence? serum?) and that I will not use daily. I needed an essence that I could use daily, and this one, despite its awful name (white power ~ it means something totally different here in the States), seems to be the product I am looking for. Galactomyces are fermented yeast filtrates and are highly moisturizing as well as being a powerful anti-oxidant. Full Size 100 mL Value $16.32
Description: Galactomyces 95 White Power Essence is made with a high concentration of Galactomyces for maximum results. The Galactomyces 95 White Power Essence whitens, brightens, and renews. Made with a high concentration of 95% Galactomyces as the key ingredient, the Galactomyces 95 White Powder Essence acts to awaken, whiten, hydrate, and tighten the skin. The ground-breaking Galactomyces fermentation technology provides nourishment and moisturization to the skin while enhancing skin renewal to promote anti-aging, wrinkle-free skin. Effect of natural fermentation getting into the skin, awakening with whitening skin. Galactomyces 95 White Power Essence is made up of fermented component with a structure similar to skin, achieving dual functions of whitening and anti-wrinkle at once as dual function fermented essence. It is formulated with 95% high concentrate of the best yeast for the skin, Galactomyces filtered and fermented ingredient, endowing the previously discolored and dull skin to glow and be transparent
Ingredients: Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Niacinamide,Sodium Hyaluronate, Betaine, Panthenol, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Allantoin, Butylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Ethyl Hexanediol, Adenosine cosDNA.com analysis
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After Sun Burn Kit (Sun Burn Care/All Skin) Despite the fact that I do wear sunscreen and don’t really burn, the products in this kit were of great interest to me, as Boston experiences hot, muggy and oppressive weather in August. I need oil free products that help cool, moisturize and hydrate my skin without making it greasy, so I felt that this kit was a really good fit for my skin type. This kit is $49.50 and is worth $64.50, however, you can also purchase any of these items separately. The items in this kit are
cosRX Centella Water Alcohol Free Toner (pH level: 6.20) This alcohol free toner is made from concentrated centella asiatica, which will go well with the other cosRX centella products I purchased. It soothes, moisturizes, calms and helps maintain the best pH balance for your skin. You can also use this over your makeup too, to help refresh your skin during the day. Full Size 150 mL Value $13.90
Description: Centella Water Alcohol-Free Toner renews weakened skin with ingredients directly from nature. Made with organic ingredients and Centella asiatica leaf water for its calming and renewing effects, the Centella Water Alcohol-Free Toner recovers and rejuvenates weakened, tired skin. Free of irritants such as parabens and artificial colors, it aims to increase immunity in the skin with all-natural plant based ingredients and to restore elasticity in the skin as well. Centella Water Alcohol-Free Toner to restore, repair, and rejuvenate. With the Centella Asiatica leaf water as it’s key ingredient, the Centella Water Alcohol-Free Toner restores the skin to a healthier state with increased elasticity and hydration. Alcohol-free and irritant-free for soothing & calming effects as well.
Ingredients: Mineral Water, Centella Asiatica Leaf Water , Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Betaine, Panthenol, Allantoin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethyl Hexanediol cosDNA.com analysis
cosRX Aloe Vera Oil-free Soothing Gel (pH level: 6.30) This is a essence in a gel form and it is made with concentrated aloe vera, and is very hydrating, while being light in texture. It is very cool on the skin and it will prevent any irritations, soothes and creates a hydration barrier. Full Size 100 mL Value $15.20
Description: Nourishes the skin from the inside and out for intense calming & soothing effects as well as future prevention of possible irritations. Tired of tiring out your skin? Indulge in the hydration of Aloe Vera with the Aloe Vera Oil-Free Soothing Gel. Tired of having easily irritated, sensitive skin? Recover and prevent with COSRX’s Aloe Vera Oil-Free Soothing Gel for maximum hydration with soothing & calming effects ! Full of all-natural ingredients with a base of the organic concentrated Aloe Vera water, the Aloe Vera Oil-Free Soothing Gel renews the skin from the inside and out while preventing the possibilities of future irritations. Light and non-greasy formula for a refreshing application and great for both men and women. Easy to use, light formula that will transform your skin. Born from water as 100% cosmetic ingredient. Aloe Vera Oil-free Soothing gel is a gel-type essence, enabling usage by men as well as women, filling moisture inside the skin and mitigating skin sensitivity. Instead of water, 90% of aloe vera leaf juice was used and a formulation 200 times concentrated aloe vera leaf juice powder realizes stable and moisture skin, in place of skin suffering from lack of moisture and mental stress.
Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Sodium Hyaluronate, Arginine, Carbomer, Ethyl Hexanediol, Allantoin, Panthenol cosDNA.com analysis
cosRX Aloe Vera Oil-Free Moisture Cream (pH level: 6.50) This is truly a gel moisturizing product. It isn’t 100% aloe vera, so there is no stickiness that can occur with aloe vera products. Usually gel creams are more tacky to the touch, but this product absorbs nicely into my skin and quickly too, leaving no sticky feeling behind. This is full of concentrated aloe vera water, which is hydrating, soothing, calming, and helps prevent any skin rashes or blemishes. The aloe vera water creates a moisture barrier on your skin which helps protect your skin from irritants. You can also use this on your body as well. If you have drier skin, you may wish to apply this 2 or 3 times, as your skin will just soak up this gel. Full Size 100 mL Value $16.38
Description: Endow your skin with opulent moisture hidden in strong aloe. Aloe Vera Oil-free Moisture Cream is a high concentrate aloe cream that fills in the skin with thick moisture, helps calm the skin and prevent future troubles and creates moisture barrier for sagging skin. A 80% content of aloe vera leaf juice and 200-times concentrate of aloe vera leaf juice powder to calm quickly skin tired from the heat and ultraviolet rays. Experience what real hydration feels like with the Aloe Vera Oil-Free Moisture Cream. Full of all natural ingredients that rejuvenate the skin, it hydrates the skin on the cellular level to activate a hydration barrier to protect the skin and prevent any possible skin irritants and troubles from occurring.
Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Betaine, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Allantoin, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Dimethicone, Arginine, Carbomer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Chlorophyllin-Copper Complex, Ethyl Hexanediol cosDNA.com analysis
Papa Recipe White Flower Clear Up 8% AHA Gel (pH level: 3.80) This is a nightly skincare product that is supposed to help remove dead skin cells, as it contains 8% AHA, which exfoliates and therefore, allow new skin care to turn over. I cannot use this product as it contains white rose and jasmine ingredients, of which I am allergic, but I am sure I can find a family member or friend who would love this! Full Size 100 mL Value $17.20
Description: PAPA RECIPE’s White Flower Clear Up 8% AHA Gel is a facial gel that aids in natural skin whitening. This product uses PAPA RECIPE’s 7-white-flower complex as well as AHA to help in exfoliation and calming down skin that has been exposed to a lot of UV rays. PAPA RECIPE’s White Flower Clear Up 8% AHA Gel is a natural skin whitening product that comes in a white bottle with a pump top. This facial gel is clear and viscous. It feels slick when first applied and is quickly absorbed. This product has no scent.
What is AHA ? AHA removes dead skin cells on the outermost layer of your skin by melting the dead skin cell. AHA makes skin that has become rough and damaged by sun exposure soft again. For the best effect, products need to have at least 5% AHA, and to receive ultimate effect, products need to have 8~10% AHA.
- Edelweiss : For skin that has been damaged from UV rays
- Lily : Strong antioxidant and skin rejuvenator
- Chamomile : Calms down tired skin
- Lotus : Absorbs moisture, calms skin, anti-oxidative properties
- White Freesia : Relieves the skin of stress it has received and calms skin down
- Jasmine : Gives skin vibrancy and life
- White Rose : Gives life and moisture to dry and sensitive skin
Ingredients: Water, Glycolic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Lactic Acid, Niacinamide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Chamomile Extract, Glyceryl caprylate, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Iris Versicolor Extract, Leontopodium Alpinum Extract, Lilium Candidum Flower Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Water, Freesia Refracta Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract cosDNA.com analysis
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For my August skincare testing, the following products are the ones I will be using ~ and in fact, already started to use! Stay tuned for those results in about a month.
If you are interested in purchasing these from Wishtrend and have never registered with them before, you can use my friends referral number ~ 092847308 ~ to get a $5.00 coupon from them! Register first and wait for the coupon before you place your order. Also, remember to save your welcome and any order emails from Wishtrend. They usually have discount and free shipping codes just for your use in them, so you can save even more money on your next order.
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