Korres Quercetin & Oak Moisturizer, Shiseido Bio Performance (sample), Biore UV Sunscreen, Own Firming Silk Concentrate Serum, Own Renewing Night Cream
Korres Quercetin & Oak Moisturizer, $48.00 (here)
I really like this moisturizer! Like many Korres products, I've always found this brand to be reliable in skincare and makeup. This day cream slowly rejuvenates my tired face in the morning. After cleansing, I use two pumps of this all over my face and neck and I can feel the fatigue fade (if I can say that, hah). It's a very nice day cream and very non greasy. It absorbs very well and I put sunscreen right on top with no problems. I highly recommend!
Shiseido Bio Performance Corrective Serum, $80.00 (here)
I have a few sample bottles of this and I've been using it every other day or so. I can't really imagine spending that much money on a serum but I guess it's Shiseido afterall! o_o
I like this serum but I don't love it. It's really nice but it feels a bit too dimethicone-y. It's too smooth and sits on top of my skin. The smell is also a little strong for my taste but the smell is very signature to the brand.
Biore UV SPF 50+ Sunscreen, $10-12 (here)
This is hands down one of the BEST sunscreens I have ever used in my life! I don't say this lightly as I've tried SO many brands from drugstore to high end. This basic drugstore brand from Japan is incredible. It is a milky liquid that applies matte when put on skin. It's a great texture and an even greater formula. It's super light and just SO good overall. I have tried this one and the one in the blue package (for body), and they are both incredible. Both identical to me. The blue one has a bit more product so I recommend that one. I will definitely repurchase this one over and over again. I used to love the Neutrogena liquid sunscreen but ever since I tried this, this has been my staple every single day. And it's great that the price is super affordable!
Own Firming Silk Concentrate, $24.99 (here)
Own Renewing Night Cream, 24.99 (here)
Own is a San Francisco based skincare company that focuses on holistic approaches to skincare. They use ingredients that are proven to work on skin and completely leave out unnecessary chemicals. I received this to test and I was quite excited to see the glass bottle on the serum and the clean look.
The serum is wonderful. I love the glass dropper bottle. The serum itself is light and the main ingredient is Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, which is a form of fatty oils in coconuts. It really has that "silky" feeling that almost feels cone-y but there is a bit of oily residue that sits on top of the skin before absorption. There's only 4 ingredients in this bottle:
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride - form of coconut oil (fats)
Coco-Caprylate - emulsifier, from the fatty oils of coconuts
Conjugated Linoleic Acid - plant based antioxidants from fatty acid
Tocopherol - Vitamin E
The night cream is nice but i cannot stand the smell! It's just horrible. It has a very bitter smell and it lingers terribly. I couldn't see any benefits using this cream and i was more concerned about the bad smell than anything else. Overall, while this brand is innovative, I think I'll pass on this.
I have tons more products to share, all in due time ^_^
What skincare have you been finishing up lately? :)