Purlisse BB Cream Review + GIVEAWAY + Discount!

Happy Sunday! I love to review foundations, but today I also have a special announcement: for the very first time I’ve accepted a sponsor for my post! As I’ve become more serious about blogging there has been a lot of added costs (equipment, products, domain etc), so I’m very excited Oletkaunis.fi* beauty store teamed up with me for this review. Thank you! They gave me free hands to write what I want on a Purlisse product of my choice AND hold a giveaway for my readers residing in Finland! I hope you enjoy the review!

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All thoughts honest and my own!

Purlisse BB Cream Review | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog

About Purlisse

I’ve described the brand in my previous post (previeously called Pur~lisse), but in a nutshell the founder Jennifer Yen wanted to create a brand to combine Asian wisdom and modern skincare philosophy. They have labs in Korea, France and America to create modern skincare to women (and men and everything between) everywhere. Two years ago I had some problems with the original branding and stand behind my previous posts, but looks like Purlisse has gone through a face lift and added some new products to the line - including more BB cream shades.

PURLISSE BB Cream

What I like about the brand’s new look is its inclusivity: the Purlisse BB cream* is available in 8 shades and they run from fair to medium to tan to deep. They’ve also used a male model in the shade map, which makes me both happy and excited. The Purlisse BB Creams are also made in Korea (where most of the best BB creams are manufactured, in my humble opinion). The BB Cream comes in a convenient tube packaging and retails for €21 / 40ml on Oletkaunis.fi* (FI) and several US retailers.

Wearing the Purlisse BB Cream

I have a dry skin so I wear this BB cream over my moisturizer and SPF. The finish is beautiful, light coverage and natural (above is me with and without the BB cream). Like some BB creams or cushion foundations, Purlisse isn’t prone to get too dewy during the day, but if your skin type is very combo/oily I’d set the makeup with a little powder. I personally only use a sponge or a brush to apply my foundation, but if you prefer to use your fingers this BB cream does spread quick and easily.

I’m very impressed especially by the wear: this is one of those rare foundations you can apply and forget you’re wearing it. I’ve noticed only minimal gathering or piling on my fine lines, no moving around or color oxidizing. The finish stays natural and radiant for the whole day on me with zero touch-ups. By the end of a very long day (+8h) the foundation starts to wear off naturally, but I haven’t noticed any annoying blotchiness or breaking apart.

I usually don’t analyze the makeup ingredients, but the “beneficial ingredients” haven’t been very high up in the INCI list of old Purlisse products. So if you choose to use this BB Cream I’d do it for the aesthetic reasons and because it has a good sunscreen, not because it claims to improve texture of fine lines. Reduce the appearance, maybe, but by the end of the day this is makeup and not skincare. Sunscreen alone in makeup isn’t enough to protect you, but having some is a good plus! I checked that the sunscreen filters in the Purlisse BB Cream are reef safe (Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate 6.5%, Titanium Dioxide 4.24%, Zinc Oxide 3.5%). The formula is not vegan because it contains beeswax.

Swatches

Purlisse BB Cream Swatches | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog

Fair: Fair beige with a hint of pink undertones

Light: Light neutral beige with a hint of ash

Purlisse BB Cream Swatches | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog

Here’s some comparison swatches. I used concealers as you can see the differences in tones better. MAC’s NC15 is more yellow/warm than Purlisse’s light. My optimal shade is somewhere between NC15-NW13 in MAC, so the Fair shade of Purlisse blends very nicely into my skin.

Below: Me with full makeup. As a base with the Purlisse BB Cream I’m wearing some under eye concealer, La Mer original loose powder (under eyes) and Hourglass finishing powder. I’m liking!

Purlisse BB Cream Review | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog
Purlisse BB Cream Review | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog

Final thoughts

Purlisse BB Cream SPF 30 took me by surprise. In my earlier posts I wasn’t crazy about the brand and their expensive shipping from US to Finland, but the Finnish prices are very reasonable. This BB cream is something I will gladly be wearing in the future. It’s not even 1/2 as expensive as some luxury foundations I wear on daily basis, but the application, wear time and finish is just as good. For ‘fancy events’ I like something with a bit more glow, but Purlisse will now be the tinted moisturizer in my routine. Perfect for carrying in your makeup or gym back to get ready quickly.

Purlisse BB Cream Review and Giveaway | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog

Giveaway and Discount code!

Oletkaunis.fi* has kindly offered a giveaway for my readers. I was allowed to pick two of my favorite products as the price: the Purlisse BB Cream* (in YOUR shade ofc!) and the new Watermelon Energizing Aqua Balm*. The Watermelon Aqua Balm is a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer you can use as a light-weight hydrator or even double as a primer for the BB Cream.

Please read the rules carefully:

  • Prices: Purlisse BB Cream SPF30 (your shade) + Watermelon Energizing Aqua Balm

  • Open for Finnish residents until 4th of April (23:59 Finnish time)

  • Comment this blog post: Have you tried K-beauty? Do you have a favorite product/trend?

  • AND Leave a working email address/IG username in the comment box for contacting. If I can’t reach the winner announced here in 48h I’ll raffle a new one.

  • Voit aina vastata myös suomeksi :) Huom. jotkut kommentit pitää hyväksyä ennen kuin näkyvät, eli ei hätää jos ei heti näy!

The Giveaway is now closed and I’ve emailed the winner! THANK YOU everyone!

-15% OFF Purlisse* at Oletkaunis.fi* until 30th Apr 2019 with code:
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I Love Sheet Masks! Roundup of Reviews: Naruko, Whamisa, Naveen, My Scheming, Lululun and Pur~Lisse

I hate to admit, but I'm one of those people who do sheet masks while sipping wine (always white) with a straw. Sometimes I play video games while masking (any Overwatch fans here?), sometimes I sit back in my bed, cuddle with my cat and answer comments. Nothing feels better than hydrating, cooling sheet mask after a long day. Here's a review mishmash of some of the masks I've tried!

Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese and eco sheet mask reviews

My Sheet Masking Routine

I prefer to do sheet masks in the evenings and keep the mask on as long as possible. I don't keep a silicon or other plastic mask on top of the sheet, I feel that the sheet masks I use are good enough alone. If I'm in a hurry an need a 10-minute pick-me-up I slather with an essence (Korean "7 skin method" style), do a facial massage or use a wash-off mask using samples I'm having around. The beauty of masking is in the instant results: more glowing, hydrated, plump and soft skin - that's what I'm expecting from my sheet masks. While there are more special and specific ingredients advertised I feel that those focused on hydration or brightening give my dry prune-like skin the best results.

I've tested a ton of sheet masks during during the years and I tend to be somewhat picky... I will try anything, but I've found some very inexpensive gems (around €1-2/$1-3), which have raised my bar. As sheet masks are one-time use only I believe the individual price shouldn't be too high. Of course it's nice to treat yourself once in a while, but I think great results can be achieved with frequency and quite inexpensive masks. That being said, I have not tried masks worth of +15 euros. I have my doubts, but I'm willing to test a SK-II or Estee Lauder's mask in the name science: if my mind gets blown I shall eat my words. Meanwhile, I'm saving my pennies for serums and such.

To keep a track of all the masks I've tested, I use a GoogleDocs spread sheet.. talk about being a beauty nerd. I hope you enjoy these reviews, in this post I'm having a nice variety of masks from different countries as well some eco masks. I've graded all masks from 1 to 5, the ingredients are also listed below!

Naruko Snail Essence Intense Hydra Repair Mask

I enjoy Taiwanese masks and this is one of the best ones I've found. This is - if you don't mind "slimy" products. Yes, when you touch the essence and pull your hands apart you can see slimy strings - like in the Alien movies or Japanese lube (which they actually used in the movies, to my knowledge!). The essence is on the more thicker side and the sheet itself feels like a hydrogel. Before you get too weirded out, believe when I say this mask is fun to use and incredibly soothing, moisturizing and evens out your skin. Your skin will feel amazing afterwards. In my spread sheet I've simply typed "HG". Purchased from ebay.

5/5

Ingredients

Purified water, algin, snow fungus (tremella fuciformis) extract, hydroxyethylcellulose, butylene glycol, carbomer, glycerin, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, PEG-45M, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, sodium hyaluronate, snail secretion filtrate, allantoin, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, calendula officinalis flower extract, avena sativa (oat) kernel extract, triethanolamine, beta glucan, sodium polyglutamate, fragrance, dipotassium glycyrrhizate

My Scheming Masks

I've tried several of these Taiwanese masks, but some of them have left me underwhelmed. If you dislike "drippy" sheet masks with enough essence with the rest of your body, these might be for you. The size and feel of the sheet have been nice, but I personally dislike when sheet masks have a disposable extra sheet. Although the masking experience has been okay, I've often felt tightness after taking it off. Not too special for my taste - except the Mandelic Acid Brightening Silk Facial, which is wonderful. I'm getting a whole box of those. Very gently tingling and exfoliates while hydrating. Next day I had mild pilling before using a peeling gel. Liked this "flavour" a lot! Purchased from ebay.

Mandelic Acid Brightening Silk Facial 4.5/5
other varieties 3~3.5/5

LuLuLun, Whamisa, Naruko, Pur~lisse, My Scheming and Naveen sheet masks

Blue LuLuLun Violete 7 day mask (Rich Moisture Type)

I got to say, the branding of LuLuLun is just darn cute. These Japanese sheet masks can be bought there everywhere, I probably grabbed mine while shopping in Loft. Personally I'm not a big fan of these masks. While multi-packs are good value and can be shared with a friend, I think the quality of these masks isn't too high. The sheet feels very light like a tissue and doesn't sit well on the skin. I prefer masks that are more doused in essence. I would only repurchase these to share with friends on a sauna night or quick use during travel. Sold in Loft and drug stores such as Matsumoto Kiyoshi in Japan.

3/5

Ingredients

Water, glycerin, propanediol, polyquaternium -51, glycosyl trehalose, glyceryl glucoside, hydrogenated starch hydrolysates, Sodium PCA, royal jelly extract, sodium hyaluronate, citrus junos (yuzu) fruit extract, algae extract, sweet marjoram (origanum majorana) extract, PEG-40 water hydrogenated castor oil, xanthan gum, citric acid, sodium citrate, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, butylene glycol

Pur~lisse Blue Lotus+White Tea mask*

I was kindly sent some Pur~lisse's products to try and while I didn't become a fan of their skincare I did enjoy the sheet masks quite a lot. The essence light and milky, feels nicely cooling on the skin. The sheet is fairly large and a good fit on my face (I prefer slightly larger sheets) and feels very soft. Not too doused or dripping with liquid. Also, doesn't include any extra plastic sheet, which I'm not a fan of. While the mask feels nice, I wouldn't pay $8 for it. I didn't care for the fragrance, while it wasn't overpowering I was still bothered by it.

3.5/5

Ingredients

Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Allantoin, Betaine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Chlorphenesin, Xanthan Gum, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Morus Alba Bark Extract,1,2-Hexanediol, Propanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Polyacrylate, Fragrance

Whamisa Organic Fruits Hydrogel Sheet Mask demo
Whamisa Organic Fruits Hydrogel Sheet Mask demo

Whamisa Organic Fruits Hydrogel Sheet Mask*

It's been a while since I've tried a hydrogel mask and I expected it to wobble and dip apart, but Whamisa's 2-piece mask is nicely durable and didn't slide around. That being said, I did manage to get something (mask or essence) in my eye while adjusting the mask, which stung a little. The fermented smell is far from your usual powdery sheet mask fragrances, but I kinda liked it. The mask feels beautifully cool and the ingredients list is impressive. I wish this had been a bit more hydrating for my raisin skin, but otherwise a good mask. Something I'd take to an airplane thanks to its cooling properties (and to scare the staff). In Finland you can find Whamisa in eco shops and green cosmetics stores, such as Jolie* and Natural Goods Company).

3.5/4

Ingredients (essence)

*Aloe Maculata Leaf Extract, *Lactobacillus/Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Citrus Junos Fruit Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Musa Sapientum (Banana) Fruit Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Ferment Filtrate,*Lactobacillus/Tomato Fruit Ferment Extract, *Corylus Avellana (Hazel) Seed Oil, ***Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, ***Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, ***Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Honey, Xanthan Gum, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, d-Limonene, Linalol

Ingredients (sheet)

Water, *Aloe Maculata Leaf Extract, Ceratonia Siliqua Gum, *Lactobacillus/Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Citrus Junos Fruit Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Musa Sapientum (Banana) Fruit Ferment Filtrate, Xanthan Gum, ***Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, ***Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, ***Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract
(* Certified Organically Grown *** Natural Preservative)

Naveen Firming Mask*

The sheet is on the larger site, even for my face, but I didn't mind it as I didn't get any product on my hair or anything. If you feel that some Asian masks run too small to hug every contour of your face, maybe this could be an option for you. The mask didn't drip but stayed fresh and hydrating for long. I really liked the feel of the organic cotton sheet and trying more "natural" sheet mask. No any instant feel of firmness, but as long as my skin feels plump and hydrated I'm good. While I very much enjoyed the mask I find it too pricey for my taste (I sheet mask so often), but worth of checking out if you're into more eco and 100% cruelty free skincare. (In Finland you can find Naveen in Pur stores or Luonto.life web shop for example)

4/5

Ingredients

Water, Rosa Damascene Flower Water*, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Glycerin, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Anisate, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder*, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil*, Citric Acid, Glucosyl Hesperidin
*ingredients from organic certified agriculture

I hope this post was helpful to you - perhaps you found a new sheet mask or two to try? I'll gladly post more reviews in the future. What are your favorite sheet masks? I'd love to hear! Have a wonderful April!! xx

**Kindly gifted for review by Pur~lisse, Natural Goods Company shop and Luonto.Life. My thoughts are my own and honest. The links are for your convenience, non-affiliated and don't contain ads.

Autumn Mega-Empties 2017 - Would I Re-Purchase?

This post has been little overdue - I had other fun posts in the publishing queue and so much empties to go through! Meanwhile I've accumulated even more empties, but those are going to wait for my next post. Personally I love when people share their trash.. I mean used up products. I'm always curious what was worth using up? Would you repurchase? This is when we as consumers get to say the final word. Enjoy, it's going to be a long one!

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January Labs Pure & Gentle Cleansing Gel

Very nice gel cleanser in a generous, long-lasting bottle. I like to use this either as a morning or second cleanser. Leaves a nice clean feeling, but doesn't dry my skin out or leave it feeling too squeaky clean. Not very pricey, around £24/27€/$32. I purchased my first bottle myself and got another from January. Will keep using and repurchasing this one. Full review here.

January Labs Moisture Balancing Lotion

Another favorite for January. This was actually used by my boyfriend, he has gone through several tubes. Many males in my life are not into skincare, but this is the moisturizer I like to gift and recommend them as it's light in texture and absorbs quickly. Fuss-free and again – not very expensive. January's products are also very cleanly formulated and effective, so I happily recommend them.

January Labs Retexturizing Night Cream

I think this might be my first empty bottle of the Night Cream. January's Day Cream is my staple moisturizer, but the Retexturizing Night Cream doesn't get as much love. In the evenings I like to layer my face with oils and balms over a serum - a night cream simply doesn't fit my routine. I've also been mostly happy with the texture of my face (knock on wood): if there are any bumps surfacing I'll reach for January's Daily Brightening Tonic in the mornings. If you're in a need for a good, gentle yet effective acid exfoliant, this cream is a great choice as it's packed with Lactic Acid. I think I will return using this cream as soon as I finish some of my facial oils.

January Labs Power Peel Exfoliant*

As much as I tried, I didn't get on with this exfoliant. I loved the idea of it, texture and spotlight ingredients, but the mask itself didn't do much for me. It's also very valuable mask, so I expect a noticeable difference, which I didn't get. If you're looking for a brightening mask I recommend get a sample of this first, if possible. I've heard there is a "pro" or "heavy duty" version of the Power Peel Exfoliant, which I haven't tried. Full review here.

January Labs Advanced Eye Technology

No kidding, I almost have the whole January Labs line reviewed here! This eye cream I actually did quite enjoy. Most of them seem to do nothing at all and it's down to the hydration, texture and moisturizing qualities. January Lab's eye cream is quite pricey, but performs well: lightweight on the skin, but nice and plumping. Nothing will get rid of my dark circles or fine lines, except temporarily plumping them, but overall I think this is a safe bet if you're looking for a high quality eye cream. I think I'd repurchase when it comes on sale (I shop mine on Cult Beauty).

Pur~lisse Blue Lotus Eye Serum*

This serum was had a pleasant light texture like a lotion, but I didn't find it particularly memorable. I would dare to say this is one of those eye creams that you won't notice doing anything. Right now I'm just taking all oils, serums and creams near my eye area instead of a specified eye product although I do like the Verso and January Labs eye creams. If you're wanting to try Pur~lisse, get the sheet masks or the basic facial cleanser instead.

Hadalabo Foam cleanser

Basic, unoffencive foam cleanser. No need for a mini loofa as the cleanser comes conveniently out from the pump bottle as fluffy foam. Unlike many foaming cleansers, I didn't find Hadalabo drying at all. It isn't as luxurious and decadent as Sulwhasoo's foam cleanser, which I'm lovingly using right now, but still worth of re-purchasing.

Hadalabo Gokujyun Lotion

Again, very basic, but very well-performing product from Hadalabo. This lotion (more like hydrating toner) is packed with hyaluronic acid, light-weight and absorbs quickly. Excellent pricing and a generous bottle - no wonder it's a classic among lovers of Japanese skincare. Will repurchase!

Innisfree Perfect UV Protection Cream SPF50+ PA+++

I feel like I've talked about this sunscreen for a thousand times.. not really, but I've gone through at least 10 tubes of it without any exaggeration. This sunscreen was previously known as Eco Safety Perfect Sunblock, but at least in day-to-day use the feel is the same. Now my most recent tube is labelled both water-resistant and for dry skin, but I'm unsure if Innisfree provides a lighter version of this one. Indeed, it's on the creamier side and possibly a bit heavy for oilier skins, but my skin loves its moisturizing qualities. There's no bad white-cast and it truly seems long-lasting. Will repurchase (forever). Review here.

Glamglow Youthmud mask

Not worth the hype. I think my Mom enjoys Glamglow masks, her skin is ageing and oilier than mine. Personally Youthmud mask felt just uncomfortable and drying, I didn't like it at all. I'm glad I didn't purchase a full size but a mini, since the mask dried out and I lost at least 3/4 of the product.

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Rouge Bunny Rouge Gentle Cleansing Water

I rarely use micellar or cleansing waters, but sometimes I wear a lot of eye makeup and it's easier to remove to bulk of it before going in with a balm cleanser. This cleansing water was very good, non-drying and performed well. The only con was I broke the cap before I had used it all up. Otherwise the bottle does look beautiful in one's bathroom cabinet. What stop me from repurchasing is the hefty price tag. If you can pick it up on sale, I think it's a very nice one!

Kypris Antioxidant Dew

Ah, I did have love-affair with Kypris' Antioxidant Dew. This serum was so hyped up on YT and blogs I felt hesitant to pick it up, but ended up doing so with little expectations. Overall I found this serum very nice; nourishing, plumping and hydrating - layered beautifully under other moisturizers, sunscreen and makeup. I think this falls to the category of hydrating serums where is a lot of competition, but in the end I think I will repurchase the Antioxidant Dew. I already got the Moonlight Catalyst from Kypris and I can't wait to discover more from the brand!

OUAI Hair Oil

Excellent light-weight hair oil for healthy shine and tame the frizz. I have quite coarse and thick hair with little to no damage, but I do heat style from time to time. I used oils in the hopes of getting that silky smooth hair like in Asian TV ads, but it didn't happen. Still, from the hair oils I've tried OUAI is on the good side. The scent was okay, a bit too floral for my liking, but it didn't linger too much. Would repurchase, but next I'll try the rose body and hair oil from the brand and see if it works for both purposes!

Luxe Botanics Camu Serum*

This serum I loved. It's similar to Kypris Antioxidant Dew in texture, hydrating and plumping qualities, but with added Vitamin C boost. You need something more heavy-duty to fight sun damage, preferably in a darker bottle, but Luxe Botanic's Camu Serum is a good option if you need an all-arounder serum for healthy and bright complexion without needing to worry about the ingredients (they're great). Full review here.

DHC Cleansing Oil

Another Holy Grail product from Japanese drug stores. DHC cleansing oil is a classic, but much more affordable than Shu Uemura for example. It removes makeup, dirt and grime from your face effortlessly. I personally add little water to emulsify to texture, but you can use it with hot cloth just as well. This was a limited edition bottle with Alice in Wonderland packaging, which I'm going to save as I love Alice! The cleanser lasted me for many many months, so I would definitely repurchase.

Joseon Dynasty Cream

This cream was hyped up in the Korean beauty community. I guess it had a clean ingredients list with high hydration properties and fun texture, as it felt like gloopy jelly. The original packaging had a nice touch with paper and ribbon on the top, making a standard glass jar looking like an antique pot, but I discarded the decoration after first use. While it was an okay standard moisturizer I didn't like sticking my fingers or a spatula into the pot. I think there are much nicer creams available if you dare to spend little extra $$$ (look into NUORI and January Labs for example).

Khiel's Creme de Corps

This was my decadent body creme purchase from last year. I really wanted the Soy and Honey? version, but it was sold out in the large size. Quite expensive for a body moisturizer - at least in Finland, where Khiel's is prized as a premium brand. The scent was mediocre, but moisturized nicely. Although I've tried some divine body oils in the mean time, I still miss this tub of body cream. Its texture was simply very nice, whipped cream. If I can get the soy and something scent, I think I'll repurchase a smaller jar.

It Cosmetics Superhero mascara

I remember getting this in my Beautylish Lucky Bag, but it took me quite a while to start using it: the packaging isn't very attractive in my opinion and I hadn't heard much about the mascara either (now I keep seeing it everywhere). But it was good. If my memory serves me right it didn't quite have the va-va-voom or spider leg effect I look for in a mascara, but nice, didn't go all over my face and used it up. Wouldn't repurchase as there are more exciting high end mascara launches in the market. Still, I usually go for Japanese drug store mascaras: D.U.P., Heroine Make, Mote etc. (like the one in the pictures, I just can't recall the name) as they're cheap, won't smudge and give nice length to the lashes.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Lotion

Hydrating lotion I used for the body, non-sticky and felt light on the skin. This bottle lasted me a while, but I wouldn't repurchase as I'm quite lazy when it comes to body care and I need something much heavier when I moisturize. FAB isn't sold here locally and I only re-order more memorable products online. If FAB is easy for you to access and you like lighter moisturizers, it isn't a bad one.

NIOD Non-Acid Acid Precursor 15%*

I have a bit conflicted thoughts about Deciem brands.. When they first launched Hylamide and NIOD I was very excited, but after the Ordinary took over the Internet I grew quite tired of the hype and super duper scientific skincare. Since then I haven't repurchased anything from NIOD. I feel I am a skincare nerd, but I guess not geeky enough? Anyway, NAAP is one of the better products I think. I reached for it whenever my skin felt spotty and NAAP seemed to tone it down: I avoided zits and continuing redness. Could repurchase if needed? Full review here.

Phew! That was a lot of empties. Have you tried any of these products or used up something lately?

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Products marked with * were pr samples. I've received products for review from January Labs, NIOD and Rouge Bunny Rouge, but also purchased a lot with my own money. All thoughts honest and my own, there are no affiliate links.