Friday, March 2, 2018

Review: ALIVE:LAB Cotton Candy Ball

If you have already been following me on YouTube and all my other social media accounts, you probably know by now that I am a CHARIS Celeb. Charis, a Korean company, is world's first influencer-based commerce platform. They say that it is the optimal solution for all product providers, online celebrities, and SNS users. It is basically a website where you can purchase Korean beauty products from various brands.

I've been a Charis Celeb now for more than a year and I have already tried many of the products that they offer and I am telling you, it needs to be known. Most of the products you can find in their website have great quality, especially the skin care items. Well, we all know that Korean skin care products are great. Let me share with you one of my newest finds.

Product Name: ALIVE:LAB Cotton Candy Ball
Price: Php764.25 from Php1,018.50 (Promo from my Charis shop)

The first time I received the item, I didn't know how to use it because the box is all in Korean characters which, obviously, I couldn't understand. So, I did my research and checked the Charis app to know about the Cotton Candy Ball.

Info from the brand's website:

The Cotton Candy Ball is made with 100% cotton for safe use for even the most sensitive skin types. With a super easy to use, skin friendly formula, say goodbye to blackheads and uneven skin with the Cotton Candy Ball.

Formulated with glycolic acid, the Cotton Candy Ball is made to clear your pores of nasty blackheads and melt way unwanted wastes while soothing the skin for a silky smooth finish. Refresh, cleanse, and smoothen all with one wipe with the Cotton Candy Ball and be flawless.

How to use: Before applying makeup or after cleansing, gently wipe to eliminate irritants and wastes from the skin.

Tip: For best results, use once every 1-2 days.

Ingredients: Water, Luffa Cylindrica Fruit Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Alcohol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Lactate, Panthenol, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polysorbate 80, Fragrance

Korean brands are always innovative. This is the first skin care item of its kind that I have seen. Cotton balls are soaked with the product (the essence). The small container, which have a very cute look and design, contains 30 balls (45ml) and attached under the cap is a plastic tweezer. The Cotton Candy Ball is formulated for all skin types which is good because all of us (who are interested) can try this skin care product.

The ALIVE:LAB Cotton Candy Ball is meant to be used for getting rid of blackheads. It says that it exfoliates dead skin and softly extracts blackheads deeply hidden in pores. The brand also claims that this is easy to use, refreshing, and cleansing. I've watched reviews by Korean YouTube vloggers and I noticed that most of them start by rubbing the cotton ball around their nose area. So, that's what I also do. I usually start around the nose area then gently rub the cotton ball on the rest of my face.

Actually, I love applying this before using nose strips to extract blackheads and whiteheads. I take a cotton ball using the tweezer that comes with it, and then rub around my nose area to exfoliate and soften the skin, making it easier to "harvest" the nasty blackheads and whiteheads. What I notice after using it is that it makes my skin super smooth and soft! That's why it is also recommended to use this before applying makeup if you have dry patches on your face. It will really help make your makeup set better on your skin.

I absolutely suggest that you try the ALIVE:LAB Cotton Candy Ball! It is very effective, has a potent effect on the skin. The only downside for me is that the cotton balls are quite small but other than that, I don't have any problems with it.

If you are interested, you can purchase it from my Charis shop. There is a promo where you can get this as a set --- The ALIVE:LAB Cotton Candy Set, containing the Cotton Candy Ball and the Cotton Candy Ink BB. If you buy the set, you will get the ALIVE:LAB Pocket Ball Cushion for free (I will do separate reviews on this items in a different post)!

Visit my Charis shop for more info on this promo and to purchase your own. :)

Thoughts on this? :)

1 comment:

  1. Cute ng packaging! And the cotton balls really are very interesting!