MIZON Apple Smoothie Peeling Gel

MIZON Apple Smoothie Peeling Gel is a decent product for it’s price. Beware though! It does contain several non-friendly ingredients so people who have a sensitive skin should stay away from it.

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Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ This ultra-gentle exfoliating gel rids the skin of dead skin cells and dirt without harsh chemicals or skin-irritating microbeads. We see why this has received so much love in Korea.
❇ Natural papaya extract contains papain which “digests” dead and/or damaged skin tissue while leaving new, healthy tissue intact for incredibly easy and effective exfoliation
❇ Apple extract contains natural alpha hydroxy acids which further contributes to gentle exfoliation for smoother, brighter skin. Apple is also astringent, tightening pores and helping to clear acne-causing agents
❇ Citrus extracts brighten skin to make it clearer and more radiant

Directions from the manufacturer:

Use 2-3 times weekly. Wash face, dry face and leave the gel on for 1-2 minutes. Gently massage the gel on the face and then rinse off with lukewarm water. Concentrate the product on dry flakes and pores to buff skin to a smooth finish.

Ingredients:

Water, Cellulose, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Alcohol, Polysorbate 20, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Glycolic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract,  Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharium (Sugar Maple) Extract, Sclerotium Gum, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Gypsophila Paniculata Root Extract, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance

My experience:
gel is very thick and has a pleasant scent to it

I’ve got a confession to make. I barely use my peeling creams and gels. I never had found one that would satisfy my nose and my wallet untill I’ve met the MIZON brand product. It is very comparable to the peeling gel from Secret Key but I’m not a big fan of it’s scent. MIZON apple fragrance (which is added into the product) is not strong and reminds me of juicy green apples. You only need a little of the product to cover up your entire face if you don’t exfoliate any other areas of your body. In my case, what you see on the picture is the amount for my face, neck, décolleté and elbows (yes, got rough skin the and this stuff works wonders on dry patches).

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As with every peeling gel, it is fairly simple in use. I like to leave it on for 5 minutes before actually starting to rub. Out f experience with other similar products, it loosens up the dead skin cells more productively and I don’t need to roll the gel around my face (and body) for too long. I tend to use this peeling right before I hop into the shower. In that way I don’t neet to meddle around my sink an can wash the product debris off within seconds.

The gel is very gentle and effective and meets it’s claims. My skin is left soft and supple after use. It doesn’t scream for moisture after I walk out of the shower. I proceed with my skin care and apply a toner and a hydrating mask afterwards to rebalance my skin. Is it the best of the bunch? Not really. I do prefer this one over other brand only due to the fact that it has a pleasant smell to it. For the rest, my MISSHA Super Aqua Oxygen Micro Visible Deep Cleanser peeling does a better job at nourishing and hydrating my skin.

Summary:

Pros:
+ Easy to buy nearly in every K-beauty store in NL and BE
+ Decent content:value ratio
+ Great non artificial apple scent
+ Liquid and easily spreadable consistency
+ Rich in anti-oxidants

Cons:
– Would prefer the product coming in the bottle with pump
– Contains alcohol, parabens and fragrance

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: coos-cosmetic.com and littlewonderland.nl
❇ Internationally: Available at peachandlily, iHerb, amazon and many other online stores
❇ Price is +/- 14€ per tube of 120 ml

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

MIZON Enjoy Vital-Up Time Soothing Mask

MIZON Enjoy Vital-Up Time Soothing Mask is one of those sheet masks that meets its claims not 100% but 200%. It is a true masterpiece when it comes to skin soothing masks. It works great on sensitive skin and smells amazing.

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Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ This soothing mask contains lavender extract which is known to alleviate skin problems and help heal wounds. Often referred to as a natural painkiller, lavender has soothing qualities and effectively reacts to relieve sensitive skin issues.
❇ This Tencel sheet mask with its soft texture delivers the essence formula effectively to skin. It includes Mizon’s “vital essence” which is a formula made of 1) Allantoin to help recover your skin condition 2) Trehalose, which is a safe natural moisturizing ingredient 3) Hyaluronic Acid, a moisturizer that holds 1000 times its weight in water and 4) Sc-glucan, an ingredient that soothes and revitalizes.
❇ The masks adhere to your skin and allow the essence to seep into your skin to deliver hydration to dry skin.
❇ This mask is perfect for sensitive and irritated skin.

Directions from the manufacturer:

After cleansing, use toner to refine skin texture.Take out the mask from package and spread evenly over entire face, avoiding the eye and lip area. Remove the sheet after 10-20 minutes and gently pat to allow the remaining formula to absorb into the skin.

Tip: Lavender is known to have healing and stress relieving properties.

Ingredients:

Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Propanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, BIS-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Carbomer, Trehalose, Triethanolamine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Allantoin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Beta-Glucan

My experience:
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Overall, I do highly recommend  this particular sheet mask. My skin felt very happy after using it and one great thing about it- it is available from the local vendor. Yay! who knows, maybe it will sneakily enter my “Kati’s hall of fame” within time.

The packaging on this is very bright and eye catching.  It does somewhat represent the insides in a way. Very bright, fresh scent of the essence, cooling sensation on your face. Lovely! To me the essence smelled like freshly peeled lemons or limes. The fragrance is not artificial  nor off-putting. On the contrary, it is very pleasant to whiff.

The material of the mask is semi-thick and opaque, it is very soft to the touch and has some kind of embossed structure to it. The mask applies easily and can be kept on the face for 20-30 minutes easy! Nearly all of the essence is absorbed into the material leaving only couple of drops inside the pack.

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As for the results. I am amazed at how good it felt on. I could swear I had some light tingling on my skin like essence was packed with peppermint oil but I triple checked the ingredient list and didn’t find any in it. After removing the mask I was left with ultra hydrated skin that was smooth, bright, glowy and slightly tacky. The stickiness eventually disappears but the plumping results last me till the next day. Same goes for the irritated skin around my little acne.

The redness didn’t return till the next day. I am pleasantly WOWed by MIZON’s creation and will be investigating the other masks from this brand very soon.

Summary:

Pros:
+ Paraben, Sulfate and Alcohol free formulation
+ Contains Allantoin and Hyaluronic Acid
+ Lovely cooling effect on the skin
+ Very hydrating and soothing
+ Visibly reduces redness
+ Long lasting results on my skin

Cons:
– Contains fragrance

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: littlewonderland.nl
❇  Internationally: Available at peachandlilly and  amazon
❇ Price is 1,60-3€ per mask depending whether you buy it as a  multipack or in singles

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂