I’ve raved about YesStyle on my other blog numerous times, so when I was offered the chance to do a YesStyle skincare haul, I had to say yes. I’m a massive fan of Korean beauty products, especially skincare, so I used the opportunity to try some skincare gems which had been on my wishlist for some time now.
YesStyle offer a really fantastic range of beauty brands, including brands we can’t get in the UK, but also brands we can get hold of, but at a nice discount. It used to take around a week for orders arriving within the UK, but with the global crisis, it does take a little longer, but it’s worth it for the discounts you’re making.
I have placed orders via YesStyle myself, and they always give you a couple of skincare samples with orders, and they also offer free delivery on orders over £45. Plus, you don’t have to worry about customs fees, as YesStyle promise to refund any customs or tax fees, which is reassuring, as getting a customs fee notice is the absolute worst.
The first product in my YesStyle Skincare Haul is from Etude House. Etude House is one of the most popular K-Beauty brands, and I’ve tried quite a few of their products before now. I decided to try the Etude House Lash Serum after seeing some great before and after photos in the review section on the YesStyle website.
Amazingly, this lash serum only cost me £3.60, which has to be the most affordable lash serum I’ve ever seen. There are over 8,000 reviews of this one product on the YesStyle website, and the reviews are almost 4.5 out of 4, which was all of the convincing I needed.
This lash serum has a natural, clear bristle brush, which you use to coat the upper and lower lashes. I’ve been using it for four weeks, and I’m yet to see any improvement, but I believe it takes six to eight weeks for lash serums to show a benefit, so I’m intrigued to see if I have decent results in a few weeks.
The other three products I chose are from my favourite K-Beauty brand, and it’s COSRX. I first tried COSRX a couple of years ago, with their One Clear Pads, and I’ve been obsessed ever since. This is the COSRX Comfort Ceramide Cream Mist, which is £19.43, which is cheaper than any UK retailers.
This is essentially a moisturiser in a face mist formula, which claims to moisturise and strengthen thanks to six types of ceramide. It’s a cream and essence infused facial mist which is said to be lightweight, but highly moisturising.
I had a really bad allergic reaction after unknowingly consuming a food I’m allergic to, almost two weeks ago. Whenever I’ve had a reaction, my skin becomes very textured, dry and sensitive. With the blisters I get from a reaction, I can’t use very much in terms of skincare as my skin has to recover, but this face mist has honestly been a saviour, as it was all I could use to hydrate, sooth and relieve my skin.
It really does feel as if you’re using a liquid moisturiser, and it’s amazingly soothing, even on very irritated skin, so I bet it’d be amazing when applied over sunburn, or irritated skin. Even without a reaction, it was thoroughly enjoyable to use, and it’s something I’d 100% repurchase.
Next up is the COSRX Ultimate Spot Cream, which is £13.63, and it’s a product I’ve been wanting to try for some time now. I’m always up for trying new spot treatments after my holy grail Vichy Hyaluspot was discontinued, so I was interested to see how this formula would compare?
The COSRX AC Collection Ultimate Spot Cream is an intensive spot treatment to help soothe and reduce blemishes. Formulated with Zinc Oxide and Calamine to absorb excess sebum and eliminate breakouts, and Aloe Vera Leaf Water to calm and replenish hydration to troubled skin.
It has a thin, cream consistency which doesn’t really rub into the skin so it’s not something which works well under makeup, as it does leave a slightly greasy residue on the surface of the skin. It doesn’t have a noticeable scent, nor does it sting or burn once applied.
In terms of benefits, it does a nice job at reducing inflammation surrounding a blemish, and whilst it doesn’t stop a blemish in its tracks, I’ve found it does speed up the healing process, with the scarring healing quicker too. Whilst it’s not a miracle worker, it’s a good blemish treatment, and it’s very gentle, so it’d be great for sensitive skin.
Lastly in my YesStyle Skincare Haul is the COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid, which is £18.18, and the product I was most looking forward to trying from my YesStyle skincare haul. My skin appears to like acid based treatments, and this particular product appealed as it claims to cleanse, whilst moisturising the skin, making pores appear smaller. Ehrm, yes please.
Say bye to blackheads with the BHA Blackhead Power Liquid, an exfoliating solution that helps to un-clog and clear your pores. Willow bark water and betaine salicylate penetrate deep into pores to help rid skin of any impurities and dead skin cells, resulting in fewer blackheads and a cleansed glow. Skin will feel softer, smoother and freer from irritation.
It’s a very runny toner, which you pour onto a cotton pad before swiping over the skin, and it does have a slight tingle, but it’s a BHA infused toner, so that is to be expected. It doesn’t burn nor feel uncomfortable, but you certainly can ‘feel’ it once first applied. I started applying this product just on my nose and chin, to see if it could clear up blackheads, and it does!
Amazingly well too. It took about twelve days before I could see a noticeable improvement, but the pores on my nose really do look smaller, and less apparent, and because of that, my foundation on my nose has sit so much more nicely, and it doesn’t cling like it did previously. I use it every other day as my skin is sensitive, but if you have oily skin, you’d be able to use it daily and get the same great results, and it also leaves the skin so soft and smooth, which is an added bonus.
You can check out the YesStyle website right here.