Hey there, welcome back! Today is my 1 week mark from testing out Klarity's two newest products and I am so excited to share my thoughts with you guys.
A little backstory, skincare is something that I am very particular about. Being a chronic acne sufferer, I have always been extremely cautious on what I put on my face. I literally spend thousands just to get my skin to how it is right now. I know, I post many selfies and my skin looks amazing but that's all because of make up & computerised skin blurring. I had severe acne for almost 10 years and I have finally come to a stage whereby my skin is at its best, with about 3-4 zits during the special time of the month. Trust me, I have resorted to tons of means just to rid myself of acne and that includes eating Accutane. However, that is a separate story which I might blog about once I have overcome my own mental fear. Acne really scarred me both physically and mentally so it is really difficult for me to talk about it. I hope you guys understand where I am coming from and lets get in depth with the review! ;)
I first spotted Klarity stocked at our local Sasa and Sephora.sg but I did not have the chance to try out their products. I was pleasantly surprised when I came back from my US trip to their care package and of course, I couldn't help but play with them immediately. A little fun-fact, Klarity is actually the first halal-certified skincare brand in Singapore! Cool isn't it? Also, you know you are in safe hands because Klarity is formulated locally (Singapore) and produced in the beauty candy-land Korea with top-notch technology from France. The lovely Klarity team sent me their newest product range, the OxyMud Cacao Mask & Diamond Glow Firming Masque and I think my skin is in love! The best thing about it? Both products are paraben-free! That means lesser harmful products on your precious skin~ Yay!
Let me get this off my chest, the OxyMud Cacao Duo Cleanse and Renewal Mask is super awesome! With 11-in-1 benefits, it is specially formulated to deep cleanse while providing nutrient hydration. As you can see, it comes in a pudding-like texture but when applied to the skin, it magically turns into oxygen foam!! It foams a little on my skin but I have seen photos of people with their face filled with foam! WHAT SORCERY IS THIS? I honestly have no idea how this is even possible.
What I really like about this OxyMud Cacao Mask is how it manages to "push" out all the dirty blackheads from my nose. I am pretty sure tons of you guys use the pore strips whereby you rip out those pesky blackheads from your nose (which we all know doesn't really work). Well, the day after my first use, I noticed a giant blackhead on my nose that was ready to be squeezed out and bear in mind that happened in the afternoon while I was at work. So immediately after reaching home, I took off all my make up and did my own extraction process. It sounds crazy but this is probably my easiest blackhead removal in my entire life. All those blackheads, even the deep ones, popped out with just a tiny squeeze! I couldn't believe that this was done by the mask so I brushed it aside and pretended that my skin was just having a good day.
Fast forward a couple of days, I decided to try it again and this time, the even deeper blackheads & whiteheads on my cheeks & forehead softened and came out like a breeze. I was then convinced that this OxyMud Cacao Mask was the solution to my blackhead woes. If I could, I would have video-ed my extraction process but that is gross and I do not want to be the infamous girl that squeezed her blackheads out on camera.
Above is a close up unedited version of my skin. Only applied concealer under my eyes and drew on my brows because I practically have zero eyebrows. You can see me with no eyebrows in my Peel-Off Make Up video. My skin is a little sensitive as I have just washed my face with a salicylic face wash and nose is slightly peeling because I have been using retinol acid at night. Aside from that, check out how clear my pores are!!!! My pores have never been so cleaned out & I've never had so much ease and satisfaction from my own extraction process.
Of course, nothing is perfect in this world. My only issue with this mask is the scent. I seem to have a scent issue with many products, lol I promise this is unintentional. Since it is a chocolate mask, I was expecting a delicious warm yummy chocolate on my face. It does smell like cocoa but it is mixed with a very "hydrogel" like scent which I am not exactly a fan of. Imagine chocolate and water mixed into one. Nope, not a fan but I am willing to look pass that because this mask worked magic on my skin. I can't guarantee you guys that this mask will solve all your blackhead problems as it was not marketed as a blackhead removal mask but this is just my honest experience and I know I will be repurchasing this once I run out of it. I have used this about 5 times so far and it has been working wonders to my skin. Also, please do not do your own extraction unless you are skilled in it. Remember to always be sanitary and use a toner once you are done to close up your pores and prevent scars/inflammation.
Next up, the Diamond Glow Overnight Masque! This scent I love!!!! It is slightly perfumed but in a pleasant way, something that I do not mind sleeping overnight with. The mask is slightly yellowish in colour as pictured above but it applies transparent once blended.
After blending, it dries like a thin layer of film on the face. It does not clog up the pores but instead, lock in the great benefits of all the layered skincare beneath to provide hydration and speed up the renewal process of your skin. The best thing about it? You can feel the difference immediately after applying it! There will be a slight tightening sensation once you have applied it on your face and that is the mask working it's magic!
This mask does not sit sticky on the skin and I am absolutely in love. Being a side sleeper, it is a nightmare whenever overnight masks are sticky because your pillowcase will be dirtied and you will wake up with hair stuck all over your face. Nope, not cute!
The Diamond Glow Overnight Masque has diamond powder as one of their main ingredients. Amazing right? I officially feel like a princess and I can tell people that I apply diamonds on my face every night. (Lol cheap thrills.) Jokes aside, the benefits of diamond powder is to smoothen and soothe the skin after every application. As a result, your skin will appear brighter and supple! See that glow on my cheeks? It's natural ok!! No make up at all! Haha, please let me revel in this because it has been ages since I have seen my skin so clear and glowy. I have a whole stash of skincare just to keep it this way. *inserts money flying emoji*
Also, I have noticed that the pitted scars on my forehead from my horrible acne when I was 16 are not as deep as before. It probably will not go back to how it was before my acne period but I do see a difference in the depth of the scars. My skin feels a lot tighter and firmer as well.
Overall, I do feel like these two products did make a significant difference to my skin. They will probably find a place in my skincare regime. Will continue to use them because skincare usually take about 3 weeks for its full effect to take place. More updates will be done on my Instagram. Do let me know if you are interested in my skincare regime and I would be happy to blog more about it! ;)
Lastly, Klarity has kindly offered you guys a wonderful deal. Simply quote <wintercheexklarity> to participate in their workshop whereby they will be teaching you all about how to care for your skin with their products at a reduced price of $10 (usual $30). You will also walk away with a goodie bag worth $69 as well as some vouchers. SCORE! Light refreshments will be served during the workshop and there are excited prizes to be won! ;) More details of their workshop at their Facebook Page here! Do check them out and thank you for making it this far!
Have a wonderful day!