I heard great things about this cleanser and just had to get it. Too bad it was pretty much sold out in Korea. I went to the su:m37 stand at a department store but the sales girl told me that it’s sold out everywhere. Needless to say, I was bummed out. Someone recommended SokoGlam to me and I immediately signed up for the email notification for when the product was available again.
Seven months later, I finally got my hands on this product! The packaging is really simple and pretty and the fact that it’s a stick really drew me in. Perfect for some who is always on the go~
I’ve been using it for about two weeks now – day and night. My skin always feels softer and brighter after each use. It has helped with reducing the redness from my acne though I’m not too sure if it has helped in anything else in regards to my breakouts.
I also adore the scent. I’m usually not a fan of flowery scents but this was so light and relaxing. I’m sure its because of the rose petals in the soap. They felt nice against my skin and helped with exfoliating. I thought there were rose petals throughout the whole stick but sadly I discovered it was only on the top layer. (Don’t know if it is like this for all the sticks or just the one I got.) After two weeks of use, all the petals have come out and now all I have is the soap. I think I’m starting to uncover another layer of petals but I’m not sure.
su:m37 is one of the higher end Korean skincare brands so I wasn’t too mad to be paying $35 for this cleanser (+$5 shipping). Though when I think back on it, this is actually pretty expensive. Blame it on my impulsiveness; I just had to see what the hype was about.
Overall, I’m at a 3/5 for this product right now. Not working miracles but it’s doing more than what my other cleansers are doing. It’s a little expensive but I think if you have some extra cash to splurge it’s worth the treat. ^^ Only downside though is that it’s a little messy after you use it since the soap melts so easily (with water against your skin).
This was an impulsive buy last year. To be honest, I didn’t even know what the hell I was buying! I just needed to spend a certain amount and just grabbed the most expensive products on the shelf. (No sensibility at all!)
Anyways, Nature Republic is a Korean skincare/makeup brand in South Korea. You can literally find a shop on every corner in the streets of Seoul. The only NR store I know of in the US is located in O’ahu, Hawaii. (Which also has a Tony Moly too, surprisingly) This product isn’t new; I believe it’s been out since 2013? Just adding my two cents to the other reviews out there. :)
So I used the three pictured above on and off and it wasn’t until recently that I used it consistently day and night. I’ve read a lot about how snail secretion is supposed to help the skin in all these different ways but the only effect I ever saw from using this was the moisturizing property.
I have oily/acne prone skin. I have yet to come across a moisturizer that doesn’t make my face oily. This product is no exception. It does however, moisturize very well and I’m grateful for that since benzoyl peroxide is so damn drying. It also doesn’t break me out either thankfully. My skin just feels like I’ve drank a gallon of water after using just the skin booster and emulsion alone.
As for the packaging…the color reminds me of snails lol. I guess that’s what they were aiming for? I like the pump bottle for the booster and emulsion and the cream comes with a small spatula to keep things clean and sanitary. I just don’t like how opaque the bottles are; I can’t see how much product I’ve got left despite holding them up to the light. I guess it’ll be a surprise. A little product does go a long way (I only use about 1/2-3/4ths of a pump) so I don’t think the end is near.
These products are also ridiculously expensive. They come in two different packages – first one is with the cream, eye cream (not pictured), and ampoule. This was about 60,000krw (~$60USD). The second box has the two full size skin booster and emulsion, and two 8oz (I think) bottles of the booster and emulsion. (Cost about 75,000krw ~$70USD) On a side note, the product was a pain to get out of the smaller bottles.
Overall, I would give it a 2/5. Would I buy it again? Probably not. The snail secretion just didn’t do anything for me and there are plenty of moisturizers out there that works just as well for a fraction of this price.
Edit 02/13/14: Okay, so I lied. I finally realized that this was the reason why I was breaking out in the big, painful zits. Long story short, when I ran out of the cream, I started noticing I was breaking out less. Decided to stop using the emulsion and skin booster too and realized that yup, it was this shit that was breaking me out all along o(-`д´- ｡) It’s been two months since I stopped using this stuff and my face has stopped looking like a volcanic explosion (yeah, it was that bad.)
So…from the experience of a girl with sensitive, oily, acne-prone skin – don’t bother trying this. You’re not missing out.
I absolutely adore bubzbeauty. Recently in her March Favorites video she talked about this bangs cutting kit from Etude house and after I saw it, I just had to have it. My hair grows ridiculously fast and lately I really like the bangs look. Problem is, my bangs are only in existent for a month or so before they grow out and there goes my sad attempt at a side swept bangs look. I get pretty reluctant to go back to the hair salon to just cut my bangs so I usually end up reverting back to my normal boring look. (I’ve actually tried to cut my bangs on my own before and I ended up snipping my finger and giving myself a horrible cut. Needless to say, I never attempted it again.)
So yeah…being in Korea and seeing an Etude House on practically every block, I figured I’d give it a try. The kit itself was pretty cheap~ 8000won (a little less than $8USD)
It was pretty simple to use. Just separated the bangs from the rest of my hair and clamped it in between the level thingy it came with then snipped away. I cut my hair vertically since I didn’t want straight bangs. (I don’t think it made much of a difference though…) The scissors were a little hard to use though since it wouldn’t cut sometimes. Or maybe I just wasn’t using it right. I also had a hard time seeing what I was doing lol. I felt like I was about to go cross-eyed.
When I finished I realized I messed up and cut my bangs too short lol. Figures. I wanted to make them side-swept but it didn’t work. My hair just kept falling out of place so in the end I just let it and now I have bangs. It’s a little too long if I leave it the way it is because it keeps poking my eyes but if I cut it any shorter I have a feeling it’ll look bad ><
Anyways, here’s the end product~I look even more Korean now haha
Overall, I think this was a good buy~ I’m definitely gonna be using it more and I’m sure I’ll get better with practice ^~^ Thanks for the rec Bubz!