Korres Nectarine Velvet Moisturizing Mask Review

Product Description

This rich, velvet-textured mask is formulated with nectarine extract — known for its high antioxidant properties — to instantly moisturize and tone skin. A unique multi-mineral complex tones as it restores and maintains hydration while deeply nourishing shorea butter softens the skin. Olive oil esters and provitamin B5 restore suppleness and provide long-lasting moisture while a cocktail of sweet almond and macadamia seed oils soothe and nourish skin. This at-home treatment is beautifully scented with the soft fragrance of sweet nectarines.


With the temperature dropping, it is about the time our skin needs some help to keep it from feeling too dry! I bought this mask because every winter I have the problem of flakey skin. I don’t have very dry skin, but it doesn’t stop certain spots on my face from flaking once the wind starts kicking up. I don’t usually prefer foundations that are aimed at people with dry skin because I end up with an oily face soon after. Instead, I like to choose skincare products that can give me a better foundation (my skin) to put makeup on.

I’ve been trying to stay with more natural skincare products for the past year or two. Not to say that all my products are natural, but I like to at least have one or two skincare products in my regime so that my face doesn’t go crazy. Korres is known for using a bit more natural ingredients in their lines so I decided during my last Sephora haul to pick this product up.

To my surprise, this product is highly scented. Anyone that is sensitive to scented products, I encourage you to stay away from this mask. Even for me, a person who likes nicely scented products, Korre’s Moisturizing Mask was incredibly overwhelming! In fact, I thought that because it’s more natural and uses nectarine extract, it wouldn’t smell so artificial. I would expect this from a drugstore brand aimed at a younger age group.

With that said, if you don’t mind the smell, the product is actually pretty good. It feels like a cream, but it is very light. Doesn’t feel greasy. And it also absorbs rather quickly into the skin so I was not left with a visible white mask on my face. I guess that wouldn’t matter if you’re putting on a mask anyway, none of us would be walking out with one on, right? haha. It was nice though, because usually wash off masks that advertises itself as a moisturizing product end up pretty oily on the face, which makes me nervous about breaking out.

After washing it off I’m always left feeling moisturized. I don’t feel greasy, I’m just left with soft skin! And it seems to have a lasting effect. I don’t wake up the next morning feeling like I need to apply it again. I would recommend applying this mask 1-2 times a week (I have combination skin). As long as you’re okay with the smell for a few minutes a week then you would be good :p


Lunasol Control Essence UV Review

Product Description

A protective serum for day time use that blocks daily UV rays to protect the skin from damages caused by UV rays while controlling skin condition balance. Gentle texture that does not cause any stress against skin. Products the skin from external environmental factors, such as UV rays. Prevents skin from becoming oily caused by excessive sebum secretion, and replenishes the skin with moisture to control skin condition balance. Leaves the skin smooth and translucent. Features a citrus green herbal fragrance that imparts a refreshing, purifying sensation of succulent citrus fruit sand herbs.


Soo, a little late in the year to be doing a sunscreen review. But we should be wearing sunscreen all the time anyway right?! To be honest, even knowing the benefits of wearing sunscreen regularly, I’m totally guilty of never wearing any. Sometimes my daily makeup products might coincidentally have SPF and that would basically be the only time I have on sunscreen.

The only time I usually wear sunscreen was during summer, but it would only be on my body. I did, however, stop wearing sunscreen altogether this past summer after my friend send me link that informs us which suncreen brands are actually really bad for us. I usually use the Neutrogena sprays and I had received a Banana Boat spray and was using that for a bit before I saw the link. Sometimes when it was especially sunny I would spray some on my hand and put it onto my face. I tried to not do that though because the formula for these sprays are usually pretty greasy.

This year I decided to invest in a real face sun protection product. Of course, I went straight for a Japanese product! Japan basically perfected this category of sunscreen – non-greasy, easily absorbable, doesn’t break us out. The only thing to really look for is probably what sort of formula would you prefer? Something more moisturizing? Something that helps keep your face matte?

Lunasol’s Control Essence UV has an SPF of 34. SPF maxes out at 50, so if anything advertises an SPF higher than that, it’s effectiveness works the same as an SPF50 product – you do not get higher protection from it.

The product comes in a plastic bottle with a pump. You all know I love me a pump bottle! It is not only more hygienic but also allows greater control over how much product you pump out.

The formula is not too thick and not too thin, easily spreadable. It becomes a bit more matte after application, which is perfect if you have oily to normal skin. If you like a matte finish, this will also work for you. It doesn’t affect my makeup application at all, which is great. If anything it might provide a bit of a better primer to go underneath makeup.

It also hasn’t bothered my skin. I’m usually pretty acne-prone so I’m always nervous when introducing new skincare products into my routine.

I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a facial sunscreen!