Staying at home during this pandemic has inspired me to try a few more new skincare products. I decided to try out a different hyaluronic acid and vitamin C serum, and for the breakouts that I get during that time of the month I decided to try out the famous korean honey mask.
I remember when this Vichy 89 serum first came out and there was sooo much hype about it. I decided to wait for all the credible bloggers to review it and then decide whether I want to try it our or not. I’m always a bit sceptical when it comes to overhyped products and this one was promoted by everyone and their dog. After reading some reviews I decided to try it out anyway. As I wrote in my previous post I was using the Missha HA serum and I liked it a lot, but still wanted to switch it up a bit.
This serum is made with 15 mineral-rich water and hyaluronic acid. It only contains 11 ingredients and has a gel like consistency. It’s supposed to hydrate and plump the skin, and protect it from visible ageing signs.
I like the thicker consistency, it feels really nice on the skin, but the downside is that it does take a bit longer to absorb. Because of that you do have to wait a little bit before layering on the next product, otherwise it can get quite messy. I have been using it for a month now and I do think it made my skin more plump and hydrated. I was still not able to get my hands on some of the other hydrating products that I normally use but serum layered with the Cerave Moisturizer this seems to be enough.
I have now tried three different vitamin C serums, from Klairs, La Roche Posay and this one, from Purito. I was impressed with the sustainable, recycled packaging and the simple design. The bottle is not glass, but dark tinted plastic which makes it lighter and easier to travel with.
The main ingredients are 10% vitamin C and 84% hyaluronic acid. The rest are a blend of niacinamides and some naturally-derived ingredients that help with fine lines and wrinkles. It’s supposed to increase vibrancy and diminish sun spots, reduce dark circles, brighten complexion, firm and smooth skin, and fade acne scars.
I like how fast it absorbs into the skin and how hydrating it is. It does give a nice brightening and hydrating effect, but I have not noticed any whitening of the skin. The skin appears more plump and glowy after application. I’ve also noticed some fading on my acne scars. It is a really gentle product so I would recommend it to anyone that’s just starting out with vitamin C serums or anyone with sensitive skin.
I’ve heard a lot of benefits from using honey in your skincare so I decided to give this Mizon Honey mask a try. I used raw honey on my skin before for anti-inflammatory benefits, but I wanted to it in a face mask.
The ingredients are not suitable for sensitive and reactive skin, but if your skin is normal and doesn’t react to essential oils you should be fine. It’s thick consistency is perfect for a face mask and it feels so soothing when applied. I love how it still has the same benefits as honey, but it’s not as sticky and messy to apply. The only thing I do dislike is the fact that it takes a bit longer to wash off, because of the thick consistency of course – but that’s normal because it does contain honey and oils.
It works great not only as a moisturizer but also as a gentle cleanser. It leaves the skin hydrated and glowy. It’s really spreadable so a little goes a long way.
That’s all for this post, I had so much fun trying out and comparing this products. Don’t forget to follow me on instagram to see when I post another blogpost!