Radiant Skin with THEFACESHOP FLEBOTE White Crystal Brightening Skin Toner


This product definitely contributed to the radiance in my skin. Actually, I was kind of suckered into buying this toner along with the other products in its line like the the essence and the emulsion. However, I don’t regret buying it at all! It definitely helped make my skin brighter. I can’t say that this by itself did all the work, I have to give credit to the other products I use of course. It might be that it was more effective because I used it with the other products in its line. I did read, however, that using a line does not necessarily mean that the it will be better than if I used a product from the line alone. So, that might not be the case.

I like the smell of this toner. It has a refreshing scent to it. I apply it on my face with a cotton pad, and I notice that it also removes the makeup that was not washed off when I cleansed. I mean, even after using the clarisonic, I still see some remnants of foundation on the cotton pad! So, it’s pretty effective as a last step in my cleansing stage. I usually give my skin time to absorb this- about a minute- before I apply my essence after.

A lot more people, especially my relatives, complimented on how my face looks “whiter” since I started using this.  I have to say my skin colour is medium-suntan, I think that’s the most accurate description for it in my words. I don’t really buy any MAC foundations, so I can’t tell you any more accurately than I have. Instead of the term “whiter”, I think it’s more like my skin tone looks even compared to before. I have some hyperpigmentation around my mouth and forehead area which makes my cheeks really stand out. It’s always bothered me, so when I noticed that the hyperpigmentation lightened up a bit, I was quite happy.

I don’t really remember how much I bought this toner because I bought it as a set and there was a 50% discount on them. My guess would be that it would normally retail for $20 and above, but less than $30 for sure. I’ve been using this for about 4 months and I have run out which makes me a bit sad, but I’m excited to try a new toner. I don’t know if I will purchase this again despite its effectiveness because of how pricey it is, maybe if it’s on sale again. But, I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants brighter and radiant skin!



Mung Bean Real Nature Face Mask

TheFaceShop Mung Bean Real Nature Face Mask can only be described as a life saver in dire times.


Leaves skin clear and radiant. In just a couple of minutes, it helps eliminate impurities that clog your pores, to leave your skin dazzling.” (TheFaceShop-america.com)

Honestly, what they stated on their site is a fact. I use this mask when my face decides it wants to grow some red nasties the night before an important event. Truly, it is a miracle worker. My pimples will be reduced to nothingness -well, to a more reclusive state than they were before- the next day. I would usually leave this on for 15 mins; however, the instruction says 10-12 mins, but rules are meant to be broken…hehe. Anyways, it feels like it’s such a waste to only leave it on for that long. I feel like it’s more effective if you add a couple minutes here and there. Once time is up, I’ll take off the mask and gently pat in the excess product. Obviously, my face can’t soak up everything after patting it in, so I usually leave it. I hear you can wash it off though, but why waste it? So, it’s much more convinient when this is used before going to sleep.

I have tried almost all of the Real Nature Face Mask  that TheFaceShop has to offer to date, and this is still one of my favorites. I’m a fan of how it’s not dripping wet when I take it out of its package, nor when I place it on my face since some of the Real Nature Face Mask have that unfortunate attribute. This retails for CAD $2.00 which is not a bad price for a mask. Also, TheFaceShop usually has deals where you can buy 5 masks and get a couple free, so when that time comes around, that’s when I usually stockpile on my collection.

I would definitely recommend this if you need an overnight pimple fix.

Wonder Pore Freshner

Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner is a miracle worker. According to the description on the Etude House website, it is a “7-in-1 total pore solution freshener for intensive pore care”. EH_WPF

What it does

– Total pore solution: effectively cleans the inside and outside of pores with its special peppermint extract.
– This Freshner balances pH levels, makes skin pure like baby skin, and prevents skin troubles caused by pH imbalance.
– 7-in-1 Solution: Deep cleansing, sebum control, pH4.5 care, tightening pores, for clear skin, giving elasticity, moisturizing
– Harmless ingredients: WITHOUT mineral oil, fragrance, coloring, talc, animal ingredients, silicone oil

(description  taken from http://www.etudehouse.com)

I would say that what they claim is very true. I’ve finished my bottle of this magical liquid recently, and I noticed that it did tighten up my pores, especially the ones around my T-Zone area, and it has also contributed to my “pure like baby skin”. Not only that, but I have noticed a decrease of my blackheads on my nose area. I have normal-to-combination skin so I found this to be a good toner that suited my skin type. Also, the feeling it leaves on the skin after applying it is very refreshing. It really makes me feel like my skin is super clean and ready to absorb whatever comes after, my serums and moisturizer for example.

This stuff is amazing, and I’m sad that I’ve already gone through the bottle as if I was drinking water. Well, not that fast. I bought the 250 mL bottle (regretting I didn’t buy the 500 mL one) when I was in the Philippines back in July. So, it has lasted me for a good five months, and I was using this toner two times a day (aside from my lazy days where I would not bother washing my face at all, which would be about five days a month, if you want numbers, but I actually don’t keep track…haha). Anywho, I definitely see a difference in my skin, and to be honest this was my very first toner. So, I would certainly recommend this for people who are beginners in skin care and do not know which toner to use. I would also recommend this for people with oily skin type as it does help dilate the pores.

Overall, I love this stuff and would totally repurchase again!