Sunday, September 15, 2013


When I look for something that's good for oily or blemished skin I always find 'tea tree oil'. My first tea tree products where from [THE BODY SHOP] and now I use [MIZON]'s ACENCE TEA TREE TOCK BLEMISH SPOT. It's a anti-blemish spot treatment and belongs to the ACENCE A.C CARE product line:

There is also the ACENCE TROUBLE CLINIC line which consists of the following products:

Actually, I also ordered the BLEMISH CONTROL SOOTHING GEL CREAM but I never received this order and the seller reshiped the wrong products. Will purchase it again for sure!

Description: A fast acting spot treatment that minimizes acne breakouts and promotes immediate healing of blemishes. High performance ingredients, such as tea tree oil is used as a strong antiseptic to kill acne related bacteria. Its anti-inflammatory benefits help to promote healing while soothing and reducing redness.

The TEA TREE TOCK BLEMISH SPOT came sealed in a clear plastic container and included an extra note with the description in english and korean on it.
The product itself comes inside a white, long plastic tube and has a twist-off lid made of thick paper. The tube contains 15ml.

 Beside the main ingredient Tea Tree Leaf Oil & Extract (15%), it also contains Propolis, Salicylic Acid, Goldthread Extract, Witch Hazel Leaf Water, Lemon Extract, Allantoin, Cluster Pine Tree Peel, Cordyceps militaris and Ivy.
It's free of
Artificial Fragrance, Talc, Artificial Colors, Animal Oil, and Paraben.
I guess everybody knows that touching blemishes with your fingers might make it more worst. This treatment is colorless and has the typical tea tree scent. When drying the watery gel creates a thin film to protect skin from external stimulation and bacteria. It also can control excessive sebum!
After a while you can peel-off the film or wait until it falls off naturally.
You can't expect getting rid of acne or blemishes just by using this tea tree treatment. It helps to reduce the size of pimples without drying out the skin, though.
How to use: Apply on skin blemishes and pat lightly.
After time passes, when a thin film is created, remove it or let it fall off naturally.

Price: around 8,- €/ US$10
Bought at: eBay (f2plus1)  

What I love: 
It dries fast and reduces blemishes without drying my skin out. 

What I don’t like: 
Nothing yet!

Will I buy this again? Not sure yet!

[innisfree] green persimmon pore special kit

Sometimes I see an interesting product and don't dare to buy it because of its high price. In this case I'm always happy when I can get samples like the green persimmon pore special kit from [innisfree].
This skincare line is particularly suitable for people with enlarged pores and consists of the following products:

- pore toner
- pore pad
- pore essence
- pore pack&cream

The special kit contains the products in smaller sizes - the pads are not included in this kit, though.
The samples come inside a small paper box and the whole line is kept in turquoise and white colors. The special kit has no english description while I'm sure the full sizes got it.
pore toner (15ml):
This toner, formulated with pure Jeju green persimmon extracts, helps manage pores while the ethanol-free formula softly refines your skin texture.

pore essence (10ml):
This essence, formulated with pure Jeju green persimmon extracts, helps manage pores while the moisture popping essence gently enwraps your skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth.

pore pack&cream (5ml):
This pack & cream, formulated with pure Jeju green persimmon extracts, helps manage pores while the 'Pore Re-Forming Technology' builds up a pore tightening barrier, leaving your skin feeling smooth and sleek.
All products have a very nice scent, kinda fruity and yet citrus-like.

The toner is colorless and leaves a refreshing and cooling feeling on my skin. 
Apply it with a cotton pad after washing your face.

The pore essence has a watery consistency and a whitish color. It moisturizes my skin, slightly tightens my pores and mattyfies my skin.
Just apply it right after the toner!

The pack&cream is a 2-in-1 product: it can be used as a face cream or as sleeping pack.
When using the white gel-cream as face cream just apply an appropriate amount to your face (especially on areas with enlarged pores).
As sleeping pack, apply the product to your whole face before going to sleep and wash it off the next morning.
Since I have only the special kit I can't tell if these products really improve ones skin texture. 
I like the toner because of its cooling effect and the essence/ cream makes my pores smaller looking and my skin less shiny.

Price (sample kit): around 4,50,- €/ US$6
Bought at: eBay (rubyruby76)  

What I love:
The cooling effect of the toner and the matte finish of the essence. The scent is also quite nice!   
What I don’t like:
Nothing yet!  

Will I buy this again? Might consider of getting the toner as full size (US$17).