Saturday, December 28, 2013


Let's start off with how this cleanser was built/made. It is very easy ergonomically to use, it fits perfectly into my small hands, and one button is all it takes to get this product working. Initially, I had thought that it was just another gimmick made by these beauty companies, but after several uses, I don't think that's completely the case.

I bought this for around $10 CAD/USD, and in the package came with 2-weeks supply of pads, and the cleanser itself (batteries not included). So I think that is a really good deal! I don't know if you can see the mini "bubble-looking-bump" at the bottom right of the cleanser, that is the only 1 button you ever need to click. The batteries are placed inside the cleanser (via opening of the giant pink patch on the cleanser). Don't worry! It's waterproof! Also, I personally just leave the batteries in there until next use because i'm honestly too lazy to remove them after each use.


My skin type: Combination (very oily in summer, very flaky and dry during winter)
Trial period for this product: 3 weeks

Neutrogena claim that the cleanser "provides you with softer skin with after just one use" AND that it cleans "10x deeper to remove more dirt, oil, and makeup" . I will have to agree that after one use, i feel like all the dead skin had been removed from my face and all the residual makeup left on my face from my cleaning (before using the wave). I visibly see the residual foundation that I had on that day on my pad. Also if you have any whiteheads that are obviously sticking out of your skin, if you're lucky, it will also remove that for you! If you're the type of person that likes to rush out of the washroom and hate spending time there scrubbing your face with makeup wipes and your regular face cleanser, this product may be right for you.

You can use this product while you're in the shower as well, that's what I do for convenience. When I use this cleanser, I feel a very cool sensation on my skin. I'm pretty sure it's the formula inside the foaming pads.

All-in-all, I think that this product is a great purchase: it's really affordable especially if you're a student or somebody who doesn't have the extra money/budget to spend on a Clarisonic Skin Cleanser, this is a great alternative. It cleans deeply into your skin and efficiently, removing all the dirt/oil/dead skin cells off your face. Not to mention, after using this the night before I apply makeup, makes application of my foundation 10x smoother. It is a great substitute for the time being that i'm saving up for a more expensive cleanser!


- Need to repurchase refill pads (around $5, but at least you don't need to repurchase the cleanser itself!)
- Need to refill batteries because it's not rechargeable 

These downsides are minor things in my opinion, since you are paying $10 for the initial kit itself. 

Overall rating: 9/10


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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Mini Review: Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution

Hi everyone! 
Sorry this blog has been neglected for a couple of months. My partner-in-crime and I have been super busy with school! School had slightly taken over our lives. So now that finals are over and we are officially on break for the next couple of weeks, we will try and bring this blog back to life!

Today I will be giving a mini review on the Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution! I bought this product in the beginning of August, so it has been a couple of months and as you can see I've used about half the bottle. 

Why did I buy it?
I've been suffering from acne scarring for years, and been looking for something that can actually give me some good results. I found out about this from a youtube video from missglamorazzi and decided to check it out since I knew Kiehl's was a good brand.

On to the review...
The price is a little steep, $54 for a 30mL bottle (Canadian dollars). But it most definitely works!
I use this morning and night, about 4 drops a day and it still has a lot left! I would say it takes about 3-4 weeks to see noticeable results, less if you exfoliate often. If you're buying in store, definitely listen to the Sales Associate's advice they are very helpful. But if you're planning on ordering it, here is the lowdown. You should use this day and night to see faster results. The reason why it takes about 3-4 weeks to see noticeable results is because your skin takes about 28 days to renew itself, that's why it takes slightly less if you exfoliate often. You should also wear sunscreen whenever you are wearing the product, I can't explain it very well but from what I understood this serum will make your skin more susceptible to UV rays so slather on the sunscreen if you're going out. 
 Not only has it reduced acne scarring, but I would say that it has also improved the overall evenness of my skin tone. My skin looks way better than it did months ago. I am going to repurchase another bottle when this one is all gone. Kiehl's is awesome, but nothing will make your skin perfect. I still get pimples, and mine have a tendency to scar so I'm still trying to combat that.

Would I recommend this product?
Yes! If you are willing to spend the money, it is definitely worth your while. I would recommend this to anyone who has acne scarring or just wants to improve their overall skin tone.

xx Kathy
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