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The Pore Brush. This small facial pore brush is the #1 selling pore brush in Korea. After I posted this review on YouTube, someone commented that this is very popular in Korea and was on a show called Get It Beauty. I got the chance to try this brush and I got to say.. I understand why it is so popular! I love this thing. It is now a stable in my skincare regimen.

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On the website it says:

  • 310,000 soft bristles with the size thinner than the hair, cleanses and exfoliates dead skin cells thoroughly.
  • Provides clean and silky smooth skin.
  • Densely aligned bristles for stable pressure for minimal skin irritation yet provides deep cleansing.
  • Comfortable hand grip.

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  • Brush cleansing will revive your tired skin to glow, removing dirt, make-up, and even dead skin cells.
  • 310,000 soft bristles are densely aligned on the brush head for stable pressure for minimal irritation.
  • Brush cleansing will remove all dirt and dead skin cells and boost your circulation to increase blood flow to the cells to restore skin’s vitality.

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It is VERY soft and it feels so good on my skin. It’s very gentle so it’s perfect for people who have sensitive skin as well. I compared this to my Sephora facial brush that I had been using and the pore brush beats it by far. Here’s a before and after:

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I have very oily skin on my t-zone area.. especially my nose. I also have a bit of acne on my nose as well. But you can see from the pic above how well the Pore Brush cleaned my pores. It also gave it a little glow! When I was using my Sephora brush, it just always left my face red even though I gently used it on my face.  I explain it a bit more in the video below.

 

If you get a chance to try this, let me know how well it works for you! =]

 

The Pore Brush sells for $19.95

You can check out the Pore Brush at: http://porebrush.com

 

*Pore Brush was sent for review. These are my honest opinions

As I mentioned in my previous post, I had some skincare products on my wish list. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, Caudalie was having a special where if you spend over $50 (which is not hard to do) you get a free gift set! Along with that you get free shipping and 3 free samples. Sold. Haha. This is my first real splurge for skincare stuff and I don’t regret it!

Products mentioned:
Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum
Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum
Caudalie Beauty Elixir

Makeup bag included:
Caudalie Cleansing Water
Caudalie Grape Water
Caudalie Vinoperfect Cell Renewal Night Cream
Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum
Caudalie Fleur De Vigne

3 Samples:
Caudalie Premier Cru
Caudalie Vinoexpert Firming Serum
Caudalie Vinoexpert Eye and Lip Serum

You can find Caudalie products at: http://us.caudalie.com/ or http://www.sephora.com/caudalie

My skincare routine has been at a minimum since I’ve been using Adapalene cream for my acne. When I was a teenager I was prescribed Differin Gel. I think Adapalene is the same thing just that I got the generic brand and it was WAY cheaper then if I got Differin. My dermatologist recommended I use Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. I use that cleanser in the morning and at night. After that, I apply The Body Shop’s Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream which has been working pretty well and it has some spf in it for daily use. I don’t apply anything else otherwise my face turns into an oily mess. Before I was using my Clinique oil free gel moisturizer which I love but for some reason this time it just brought out my oil and after a couple of hours you could fry an egg on my face so I had to stop using it. Every other day I use a facial brush with the cleanser at night. I just recently started using that brush regularly and I noticed that my skin feels a lot smoother and looks a lot less dull. Of course it’s nothing compared to the Clarisonic which I don’t own. But everyone seems to rave about it.

So back to my acne.. I’ve been using my acne cream for about 3 months now and it was a slow process. My skin didn’t react to it well in the beginning. The first week I only applied it twice a week and then started increasing it every week. Even now I still don’t put it on everyday. I apply it 5-6 times a week at night. But it has improved a lot.. not 100% but it’s getting there. I had acne scars and hyperpigmentation from when I was younger and with this breakout I got even more. It’s all good though. That’s where full coverage foundation and concealer come in handy. Ha!

I’ve been obsessed with skincare a lot more now that my age is catching up to me (I wish I did when I was younger.. ). I’ve been watching/reading/looking up reviews on products and I have some I’ve been eyeing. Of course they are not cheap.. but Christmas is coming up.. hahaha.

First is Exuviance SkinRise Bionic Tonic

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I was at Ulta last week and was trying to find a new foundation to try. The girl there helped match a couple foundations and tested it on my face. Afterwards when I was wiping the makeup off with a wipe she handed me the Exuviance skinrise tonic. Inside the jar are presoaked pads. I put that all over my face and it felt amazing! She told me that she swears by this. It’s alcohol free and a little tip she recommended was to cut the pads in half or even thirds to make it last longer. I told her I was gonna add this to my wish list. lol.

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

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I think I remember my mother or grandmother using this when I was younger. Back then I didn’t really pay attention but I wish I did. This is really popular and a big bite in the wallet.

Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Thristy Quenching Serum

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I’m still looking for the perfect serum. Before I was using Boots No7 serum and I felt like it didn’t do anything. I also tried an Olay serum. These are also drugstore brands. Serums are pricey to begin with so I thought I would start out by trying cheaper ones but I think I should invest in a good quality serum now.

That’s my list for now. Still adding on more. Got to save as much money as I can otherwise I’ll be broke sleeping outside.. but at least I’ll have good skin? lol.

Do you have any skincare products you love or want to try? Let me know! =]

-Angela.