(photo from www.kravecosmeceuticals.com)
Adding a new skin care product in my regimen is like taking a giant leap of faith, and why not, its our skin we're talking about in here! I'm not so keen on being my own guinea pig because the risk is just too much for me! What if it doesn't work out for me? Yeah, that would totally suck big time. So personally, I don't like tweaking up my skin care routine and if you rummage through my drawer where I keep most of my skin related products, you wouldn't see a lot. Just empty bottles of the same stuff that I've been using for almost two years now! LOL! I like to stick to my tried and tested products and I am the kind to most likely change foundations rather than moisturizers and such.
But I felt differently when I received this product from Krave Cosmeceuticals, knowing that their products are specifically designed for the skin type which, unfortunately, I fall under. Its like when you meet someone for the first time and you guys just sort of..click. And you just wonder to yourself, where the heck have you been all my life?! Charaught! I guess you could surmise that its the same thing I felt with Krave. (wink wink)
Okay, enough blabberin Jem! Haha!
It normally takes me two weeks to know if I like a product or not, but in this case, I gave it one month, because I wanted to feel and see changes skin wise before sharing my two cents! So anyway, when I received this product from Krave, I was already running low on my favorite Skin Malgem toner from Etude House, which by the way, took me six months to consume! Its a huge bottle at 250ml and while I love it, I remain a curious cat for other products! "Curious" being the crucial word because I never get to the point of actually switching to other products because... I don't know. I guess I only have my friggin' face to pay for it in case it doesn't work out too well for me! Hahaha!
So was it a hit or a miss?! First lets get into the nitty gritty of this product!
The bottle is made of glass and it comes with a spray for dispensing the product out. For someone who doesn't travel much, I am perfectly fine with this one as it just sits inside my drawer anyway, but if you do have plans of toting this around, just do so with caution. I'm not very fond of spray type toners though because I feel like I can never work my way around them - when I spray it on my face, it gets into my eyes and it STINGS really bad, and when I do so on a cotton pad, I feel like I never get enough product out. So honestly, I just wish it came in a simpler packaging.
This department, I'm not so ecstatic about. I find it find to be a bit overpowering, and it almost feels like I'm applying a strong scented perfume all over my face because the smell does linger for a few minutes and then eventually goes away. But "few minutes" for anyone sensitive to strong scented stuff is usually long enough!
The price is okay for me although honestly I wish it was slightly cheaper.But do note that I've been using this for one month now and I'm not even halfway through finishing the bottle, and I use this every single day, two times a day, so when you think about it, price is pretty fair! And if I'm not mistaken, if you avail this from a distributor, they slash of 10% from the original price. So from 399php it becomes 359php! :)
What I like about this toner is that unlike others I have tried, it doesn't strip my skin of its natural oils! It doesn't feel dry afterwards and it doesn't sting either. And no matter how deadbeat or drunk I already am, I always make it a point to clean my face, with this included, because it really deep cleanses my pores and removes whatever it is that my facial wash wasn't able to remove. And so after a month of using this, I noticed that I don't oil up as much now and I hardly get any pimples too. I still do when its my time of the month, which is absolutely normal for us girls, but nothing that would drive me bonkers when I see my face in the mirror, haha!
Overall, its definitely something I would recommend to a friend or two. I'm willing to overlook the cons that I mentioned because for something that works like a gem, its such a minute of a problem! Price point is reasonable, availability is not much of a problem too because even if you don't find a distributor in your area, Krave does shipping worldwide, and most of all, IT WORKS AND DOES ITS JOB! I can definitely see myself buying this one when I run out! I'm hooked!
My rating: 8.5/10
DEFINITELY A HIT YO! :)
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How about you, have you tried any of Krave's new products? I'm eager to know your thoughts on it! Let's talk! xx