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Mamonde Age Control Camellia Oil review

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Mamonde Age Control Camellia Oil review

If you have read some of my past posts on oils you might already know that for most of my life I considered oils a necessary evil. With my super dry skin oil was simply always in my routine and inevitable when creams just simply don't cut it. Unfortunately, I have some sensory overload beef with most oils and really hate using them just so they can sit on my skins surface tickling and bugging the heck out of me for the next hour/s.
Thankfully nowadays there are many more oils, and oil mixes available besides the good old almond/olive/coconut oils from days past. And the moment I discovered Korean facial oils has been a day of big celebration in my household. I still try out western facial oils regularly but whereas most of them are simply unpleasant on my skin Korean oils, wow me one after the other.
I keep discovering pleasant to use and relatedly non-oily oils and it makes discovering new ones even more fun.
Todays oil stood out to me for its scent.
Boy does this stuff smell good!
I generally prefer non scented products but if you get it soon right like the Mamonde team did I would take it over unscented any time.
This stuff smells like straight up dessert. But not in a overwhelmingly sweet way but in a subtle delicious way, like spreading really smooth lemony cream bars all over your face.
Doesn't sound delicious maybe but it certainly feels that scrumptilicious!
The scent is not strong at all and dissipates fast which is unfortunate to me since it smells so delectable. It is good news for people who dont want to run around smelling like pie though.

Not only does this stuff smell positively addicting but the texture is fantastic too.
It is a relatively dry oil comparable to Graymelins 100% Facial oil. It is light sinks in fast yet you can clearly feel that your skin is more nourished. It is probably the driest oil I have tried so far and it can even fool Johnny who is the biggest facial oil hater I have ever encountered. If you mix this into another product you will likely not notice that any oil is even in there (well, he didn’t). Applied on its own it feels like luxurious and high quality stuff that you just want to keep massaging into your face but suddenly it is completely absorb while making your face smooth and soft.

Mamonde Age Control Camellia Oil review

The only downside is that I feel that you go through this stuff fast since you want to use it all on your face. When ordering samples I usually take forever to use them up since each sample can be used what feels like a gazillion times on my tiny face (yes I can wear children hats).  With this oil I would have run out in quarter of the time if I would have used the amount I wanted on each application. Instead I was frugal and tried to savour it for as long as I could to have a decent testing length. The reason why I want to use so much is that the oil is so dry and delicious that two or three drops simply dont cut it for me unlike most other facial oils. I want to use double that and spread it on my face by itself instead.
Next time I will buy the full size and see how it goes but seeing that it is only 15ml it might be the same.

I liked to use this by its own as a layer before my moisturiser at night, and during the day I would mix it in with either my emulsion or my cream.
I loved it whichever way I used it and am looking forward to getting more soon.
As you see I really liked this stuff. Not because it is the best facial oil I have used. I really got lured into loving it with its marvellous texture and irresistible scent. It just shows that if you have a goo product you can always make it better by pleasing the senses.

Ingredients: Here

Rating: 1.Blegh  2. Pff  3. Meh  4. Oohh  5. Awwyeah 6. Wooha

Purchased at Testerkorea

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What is your most indulgent skincare product?

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The Face Shop Calendula Eden Moisture Emulsion review

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I have been searching for a good emulsion for a long time. Well, I should rephrase. I have been searching for an emulsion that is better than my beloved Nature Republic Snail Therapy Emulsion. So far I have failed this mission. I don't know why it is so hard to find a good emulsion since it doesn't seem to hard to make one. It seems to be a basic straight forward type product and not exactly rocket science.
I was sent this emulsion a few months ago and I thought well it seems to be targeted at sensitive skin to soothe and hydrate and it should be a good fit for my then overly itchy and sensitive skin. Unfortunately, it did nothing to help with whatever my skin was going through at that time. But to be honest, basically nothing did help either even though I scoured high and low for something to stop the dry itch I had going on. So if a pharmacy product specifically targeted to sensitive and itchy skin didn't help then I was not sure this emulsion would help either.
The good thing is that it didn't irritate either mine or Johnny's also sensitive skin. Due to the harsh weather though it did also little to moisturize my face. It seemed to be doing better on normal skin though since it just doesn't seem hard core enough for my facial desert.
In the summertime with higher humidity, it did a decent job for me but even though I have no complaints it is just really underwhelming to me.
Ok I lied, one thing I would like to critique is the packaging. The glass bottle has this funky milkiness to it that feels uncomfortable under my fingers and nails and it does not help to get the product flowing too well. It comes out but kind of like out of a ketchup bottle. A pump or a regular squeezable plastic bottle would be more practical even if it would make the product look a little cheaper. 

It has a relatively typical skincare smell that reminds me of baby products. It is a medium consistency that feels watery and absorbs relatively fast. 
As mentioned before during the summer it does ok as an emulsion for my dry face but during the winter it is simply not strong enough. I believe that it would like suit normal skin types the best.

Ingredients: Here

Available at QDepot

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The Truth Omega 6 Healing Cream mini review

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The Truth Omega 6 Healing Cream mini review

A little while ago I was contacted by a representative of The Truth Treatments. I admit that I wasn't too interested at first until I had a closer look at their product line. The reason why I accepted their offer of sending me some products to try are the following:

1: I have been struggling with itchy facial skin for over a year now and their Omega 6 Healing Cream sounded like it might be able to help in those regards.
2: I am currently testing a bunch of retinol containing products and their version sounded very suitable to my needs
3: I am broke and I couldn’t afford their products even if I would try to save for the next 3 years

Today I am talking about Omega 6 Healing Cream only since I want to write a separate review for their Retinol Gel.
So for a little back story on my itchy face. 
I always have had incredibly dry skin, dry to the point were hardly any potions I use are rich enough to soothe my skin. It just keeps staying dry and scaly even when I combine products that are both hydrating and greasy rich.
The problem started about a year ago when my face started to itch a lot more than usual. At first, I thought it was a pregnancy thing, but alas, it is still going on. It did calm down a little during the summer time but is back full force now that it is chilly outside.
My face is red and hurts on top of the usual dryness and sometimes the itchiness wakes me up at night. 
So you can imagine why this cream sounded so interesting to me since I have been using anti-itch and healing products without great success for the past year.

The reason why this is a mini review is because I was only able to use a one week supply. Which is just enough for a first impression of the product but not enough to give you a definite review.

The Truth Omega 6 Healing Cream mini review

The first thing I noticed (besides the adorable tiny jar) was how balmy the product really was. It really isn’t a cream texture at all. It is a true balm. Not oily though just very soothing. It is semi hard in the jar and once applied to the skin it starts melting away. It is very pleasant actually and it makes me yearn for more balm like products. It is rich and slightly oily but it doesn't leave a greasy film on my skin. I can still feel the product for a while after applying it but it feels more like a pleasant protective film than actual oil.
The cream ( I should really say balm from now on) is unscented and smells like a neutral skincare product. An attribute I appreciate since I don’t like most scents they add to cosmetics. 

The Truth Omega 6 Healing Cream mini review

My skin was quite happy during the week that I used this. The itching went down as well. 
It seems to be the best product I have used so far against the itchy redness but I can not say for sure. Usually, I test the products in different conditions to make sure it wasn't some kind of other factors that made my skin wonderful. I would love to test this out more thoroughly to make sure it is as promising as it seems.
This product does have Holy Grail potential for people who have painfully dry skin as me.

I would love to hear from anyone who has used this cream for a longer time or anyone who has a similar skin type and the products that have helped.

Available on The Truth Treatments

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