Tag Archives: The Face Shop

The Face Shop: Color Control (CC) Cream (02 Natural Beige)

13 Oct

Average retail online: $20.00

Store retail: ₩24,900 ($23) I don’t know why the in-store price is cheaper. Be careful about authentic products.
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This is the Aura Color Control Cream.  “Face It CC Cream is a color-controlling cream that brightens your complexion.”
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This is the first CC cream that I’ve used. My skin is oily and prone to breaking out, so I thought I’d see if this CC cream was a better fit for me. CC cream is targeted to help people with covering up redness and help prevent break outs, more so than the average BB cream.

Cons
I would wear this to work, where I am moving around and get hot easily, and here are my thoughts:

The oil control isn’t great. I would look very shiny and oily after a few hours.

The color is a little too yellow for me, although it may fit others better. It did blend to my skin OK though.

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Can you tell which side has the CC cream?
The left side is with the CC cream. The right side is without any makeup.

Pros
This covers up the redness well, but not necessarily any better than other BB creams.
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It didn’t break me out. I still had a few occasional break-out episodes though.

I really like the packaging–I haven’t seen anything personally like it. It looks like a powder pact, but there’s a small hole in the middle on the inside. You push a button and the product comes out. It’s easy to control the amount. It’s also very hygienic.
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It also comes with an applicator pad, which I never used. But it feels nice and is a cute hot pink color.
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Light beige shade (above): Lioele Triple the Solution BB Cream
Yellow beige shade (lower): The Face Shop CC Cream

Here is a comparison of this and a Lioele BB cream I reviewed.

I give this 2.5/5 stars.

I bought this and used all the product. This shows that it was a fine product, however, I’ve used better BB creams. I wouldn’t necessarily buy it again.

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The Face Shop: Tissue Specialist, Green Tea Cleansing Wipes

14 Jan

Average retail online: $11-12
Store retail: around ₩6,000 ($5.70)

The Face Shop container
This is the first product I bought from The Face Shop, another Korean cosmetic company. The lady at the store told me this is better for oily skin (compared to the Olive Cleansing Wipes). However, on The Face Shop website it says that both are suitable for all skin types. This pack comes with 40 moist tissues.

Cons
I can’t tell if it’s the tissue or my ProActive, but I noticed my face has been on the dryer side after I wipe and wash my face. Other than that, I can’t complain about much. It might not be the tissues anyway (sorry, I won’t risk not using my ProActive).

Pros
The smell isn’t bad–it’s a refreshing citrus-flowery scent. Also, the wipes lift away my makeup well. I wear BB cream, and it does a good job wiping it off. I use the leftover to clean off my eye makeup. I do need to clean my eyes more with my Skin Food Milk Shake Point Make-up Remover.

One issue I had with my Lioele Make-up Cleaning Tissue is that the tissues began to dry up after a while. The Face Shop wipe container seems to have a lot of liquid stored inside. Not so much that it spills out, but I’m making my way to the bottom of the package, and the tissues are quite damp and moist. One difference between the packaging is that The Face Shop package has a plastic snap lid, while the Lioele package had a “sticky” tab.

My face is freezing for the split second that I put the tissue on my face!

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The Face Shop Tissue Specialist, Green Tea Cleansing Wipes have a round, swirly design embedded in the tissues.

The tissues come in a long, rectangular shape. They are roughly the size and shape of the package.

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Final Comments
I need to try the Olive Cleaning Wipes and compare the two. More to come.

For information on The Face Shop Tissue Specialist Green Tea Cleansing Wipes, click here.
For information on The Face Shop Tissue Specialist Olive Cleansing Wipes, click here.

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I give this five out of five stars.