Hi! This is Carol again and I am back with my observations for Week 2! I live in Singapore where the weather and climate is always hot and humid (Yup! No winter!). And my skin type is on the oily combination side with enlarged pores that are clogged.
To be honest, I was expecting the items from the Winter Box to turn me into an oil slick. I mean,Donkey Milk Cream andSnow Sleeping Cream? They are well known for being so moisturising, right? But the pleasant surprise is that I can totally use Donkey Cream in the morning and not worry about my face spewing oil by the middle of the day! So of course, yes, I deliberately applied only a thin layer of Donkey Cream (as opposed to my usual go to ofRed Wine Pressed Serum which I do use with a pretty heavy hand) but that only shows two things: 1) As with most SB products, a little goes a long way and 2) Donkey Cream is so freaking hydrating yet mild that I know need a small dab to make my skin happy!
First and foremost, it is that the Botanical Gel Mask changed my skin’s ability to absorb more serums! In the past, my face couldn’t handle too much and it was a maximum of 2 drops of serums and no more than 2 different types of serums at any given routine. Ever since I have used the Botanical Gel Mask, I can go up to six drops of serums!
Then, I do believe that my face has evened out in skin tone slightly. Prior to starting to use the Winter Box, my face looks pretty ok from far, but up close, you can see the little patches of discolouration from previous acne scarring. But this morning, while examining my face for any changes to update this blog, I do see that while my face is still not flawless and airbrushed like the models in magazines, at least the skin tone seems more even than before! And I do think that is because of Radiance!
This week, I have switched outRose Foaming Cleanser and is now using Rice Against for both AM and PM. Also, I am now usingRadiance both in the AM and PM routines when before, I was only using it in the PM routine.
To date, after almost two weeks since I have started incorporating the Winter Box items into my routines, I dare say not only have they not caused my skin to break out due to the intensity of hydration they delivers, but they also conditioned and coaxed my skin into behaving well (no purging and no additional oil!).