Beauty Roundup (4.4.16)

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From Holy Snails, “The More You Know: Parabens”:

To me, parabens sound like a robot insect. If saying the word conjures up imaginary background Transformer noises, I can see why there’s fear surrounding them. (They should’ve called them like…boomboomagen or cassioextracts or something. Hindsight.) A paraben isn’t a thing, actually. It’s a family, like…the Kardashians or Kennedys. Or…other families.Holy Snails

From The Glitter Chic, “#Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion #Review”:

I’ve been using the Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion for a month now and am very happy with how it performs. It applies nicely onto my skin and absorbs well. It gives a good amount of hydration no matter if I use it during the day or at night. During the day, it pairs well with sunscreen without causing any balling and doesn’t leave my skin greasy. Over night I can wear it alone for light hydration with a sheet mask and have soft skin in the morning – or pair it with a sleeping pack for extra plumping hydration. Two pumps is enough to cover my entire face, so a little goes a long way!The Glitter Chic

From SokoGlam, “Review: CORSX Low-PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser”:

My skin is thankful for the low pH cleanser because that my-face-is-going-to-crack-into-a-million-pieces feeling is not something to strive for. I’ve got bright, clear skin ready to take on the rest of my skin care products!SokoGlam

From Into the Gloss, “Everything You Need to Know About Vitamin C”:

Regardless of which version you choose, any vitamin c product will destabilize when it comes into contact with the air. Remember what we said about oxidative stress? This is the downside of losing those electrons. Of course, all this means is that you should keep an eye on your packaging. Buy small bottles so you can use it all before it expires. Also look for opaque glass or plastic containers with a pump or some other air-restrictive device so you get the most for you money.Into the Gloss

From Kate Loves Pretty, “Review: Mizon Pore Clearing Push Out Volcanic Gommage”:

While this mask isn’t particularly drying, it is meant for oily skin, so I would advise against using it if you have dry skin as it could exacerbate it. As for those of you with oily or combination skin, I highly recommend trying this.Kate Loves Pretty

From Fifty Shades of Snail, “First Look: Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater Essence”

I squirted some product on the back of my hand as soon as I got the bottle out of the box because that’s what I do. The milky liquid has a light, watery consistency and surprisingly little fragrance. Innisfree’s tendency to pack products full of perfume is another thing I don’t love about their skincare. The Jeju Lava Seawater Essence isn’t strongly scented, though. In fact, it isn’t perfumey at all! And its subtle herbally lavender scent reminds me of Innisfree’s discontinued Eco Science hydrogel masks, which I did absolutely love.Fifty Shades of Snail

From Vanity Rex, “Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser Review”:

And so when Glossier launched their crowd-sourced Milky Jelly Cleanser, I was cautiously excited. On one hand, this method seemed to have identified a lot of problems I also had with cleansers, but on the other hand this wouldn’t be the first cleanser that worked well for seemingly everyone else that wouldn’t work for me. Ultimately, what convinced me to give this cleanser a try was that it was cheaper and easier to get my hands on than the Dr.Ci:Labo one I also had my eyes on. That and it comes with stickers. I LOVE stickers!Vanity Rex