This product was provided by Holikaholika.ca, all opinions are mine.
Happy Halloween! ^_^
It's been so long again, apologies for the lack of updates, D: but my laziness has been really kicking in lately, mostly because whenever I've finished some school work I just want to rest and be lazy. TAT
So without further ado, today I have a review on a Holika Holika product, I thought it was rather fitting because of the magical witch-y theme it has going on. :>
This Holika Holika Apple Shine Turn-over Essence is part of the Apple Shine line, in which I have reviewed the Apple Shine Peeling Sheet! There are several products in this line including a peeling toner, scrub foam, scrub soda, and sleeping cream! All of these products have the function of exfoliation~
The packing is really cute, the the glass bottle is super cute, like some magic potion! :0
"Lustrous and vibrant-looking skin created by country-fresh apple and grain ingredients. Contains rich concentrations of organic apples, other fresh fruits and grain, which leave your skin looking smooth and lustrous. Removing the dead skin layer can make your skin as lustrous as a freshly picked apple. Fruit and hyaluronic acid contents help your skin retain moisture, while removing dead skin cells, to promote supple, vibrant-looking skin. Simple and convenient peeling system for those on the go or who have sensitive skin. An exfoliation line with eight exfoliating products, each for a specific need ranging from simple peeling to sensitive skin. Choose the product that suits your individual skin type and lifestyle"
This product, unlike other exfoliating products, do not contain beads or particles for scrubbing, it's a gel type lotion that will gently remove dead skin while providing moisture! :o
Quite interesting, I have never used a non-mechanical exfoliator, I'm curious to see the results compared to regular exfoliators!
It does not say anywhere if this essence is for daily use, I'm assuming it is, judging by the size and that it's an essence. I have been using it every night, and have had no problems with it.
The glass bottle is really sturdy, and has a good weight to it. Look really cute on a table. :P
I was really happy to see that this packaging has a pump, unlike some essences! >.<
Adorable logo on the cap and inside the box! :D
Smooths out easily with no stickiness!
I was surprised to read that this is supposed to go on as the last step of your skin care routine, shouldn't it have immediate contact to the skin to have the exfoliation take effect? :o I'm not sure.
But nevertheless, I really like the pump on this essence, as I find most essence do not have one and it's a pain to get the product out, with this it's no problem! :D Just about two pumps of this will do for the whole face. It's a viscous gel-like essence, quite thick, but smooths very easily, and makes the skin feels silky and not sticky! :D
I like how after my skin care routine, with essence moisturizer etc., applying this last seems to have an effect of sealing all the moisture in. I certainly like the watery feeling of this too, it makes my skin feels even more moisturized. There's also a cooling effect that goes with it, it's quite soothing.
As for the exfoliating effects, it's really hard to tell since there's not much immediate evidence. But I have been using this for some weeks now, and it does seem like my skin has gotten smoother, but I don't know if I can attribute it all to this product.
Similar to the Apple Shine Peeling Sheet, this essence has an apple scent, it's decent and unique. But it's a bit artificial and plastic-like. It's not too strong so I don't mind.
I think this is a decent product, there's certainly a nice moisturizing effect. And if you have dry or sensitive skin, this would be a good exfoliator essence to consider since it does not irritate the skin with harsh scrubs, and quite moisturizing too. It can fit to your everyday skin care routine too.
-No harsh scrubs, good for sensitive/dry skin types
-Easy to use
-Silky and non-sticky texture
-Exfoliation effects not immediate
-Apple scent, but a bit artificial
You can find this product here for $25 at holikaholika.ca or your local holika holika store. :P
Gosh I just love the packaging of this haha, it's too cute and I really like colour and the fact that it's glass. :P
Have you tried an exfoliator essence before?
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Thanks for reading everyone! I really appreciate it. :)
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