Happy Monday lovelies! I can’t believe we’re heading towards the home stretch to the end of August! Keep reading to see my product review for this month!
COSRX ACNE PIMPLE MASTER PATCH
After watching Joan Kim’s videos on YouTube, I was really tempted to find out if these patches really worked. She said that you just put it over your pimple and the next day, it disappears, which sounded almost too good to be true.
Nonetheless, I tried them, and they do seem to work! I’ve used them before I go to sleep or during a no-makeup day at home, and after several hours, my blemish has flattened.
I’m not exactly sure what’s in them since it’s a mix of Korean and English on the packaging, but it claims to absorb impurities through the patch. I also love this because it keeps you from touching your acne, which I have a tendency to do if I don’t have makeup on.
Overall, I feel like this is a great spot treatment if you need to stop touching your acne and it’s also a great solution for those times when you break out before an important event and need it gone ASAP!
FIRST AID BEAUTY PURE SKIN FACE CLEANSER
This is a face wash I’ve been testing out; you can find this at Sephora and I bought the small version to try out. To me, it smells like Clearasil and it foams up a little if you rub it between your hands vigorously.
I use this as my morning cleanser and my skin feels clean after I wash it off. Unlike some Burt’s Bees cleansers I’ve used in the past, my face does feel a little dry afterwards, but I always moisturize, so it’s not too big of a deal.
I do like this, but I think I might try out other facial cleansers; I’ve been eyeing the Origins line so that might be next on my list to try!
CLINIQUE ACNE SOLUTIONS CLINICAL CLEARING GEL
This is a little sample tube of Clinique’s clearing gel that I was given and I already had a feeling that this wasn’t going to work on me. This product has 1% salicylic acid and I didn’t find it to clear up any blemishes that I had.
Over the years, I’ve noticed that my skin reacts more to benzoyl peroxide than salicylic acid. I still had hope for this, but it didn’t end up working on my acne. Plus, it has a really strong chemical smell, which I disliked.
Even though it’s only a sample, I haven’t run out of it yet, so if your skin likes salicylic acid and you’re looking for a spot treatment, try the sample first to see if it works before purchasing the full-size product. As for me, I’ll finish it and I won’t be purchasing it, but if anything changes, I’ll update you guys!
L’OREAL INFALLIBLE PRO SPRAY & SET
I reviewed this setting spray in my June Product Review and I said it was a maybe because I was unsure if it really set my makeup or not, and to be honest, I’m still unsure.
I believe this was supposed to be a dupe for the Urban Decay setting spray and after trying both of these out, I really can’t tell a difference between the two. They both extend the wear of my makeup for a bit, but I still get oily by the 6 hour mark. I think these are very similar formulas, especially since L’Oreal is Urban Decay’s parent company.
However, I do keep using it because I know my makeup will break down a little more easily without it and it’s affordable. I think what really keeps my makeup together is my L’Oreal Infallible foundation but this does add a little more longetivity.
I will repurchase this if I can’t find anything better since it’s at a decent price point, but I might try something new next.
So that wraps up this month’s product review! I haven’t been going out a lot this summer so I haven’t been trying out a lot of new products, but I hope to purchase a bunch of new items in the near future!
Thanks so much for reading and I hope you found this helpful; let me know what you’ve been liking or disliking in the comments below and I’ll see you lovelies soon!