Hi guys! Today, I’m gonna show you my skincare products that I bought and has been reaching for a ton recently. You know how mugwort is so popular in skincare industry these days. There’re a lot of products that include mugwort extract in the market right now. And I see quite a few products that are advertised as 100% or 90% pure mugwort. I thought, instead of buying those expensive products, why not buy a real bottle of mugwort extract which is much cheaper? So I went online and found a website that sells skincare ingredients and… bought this mugwort extract! I heard that mugwort helps with cooling down your skin. I keep this cold in my refrigerator and before doing my makeup, I just soak two cotton pads with it and leave them on my skin for a bit. It lowers the temperature of my skin and preps my skin for foundation. I think it hydrates my skin very deeply. This is also very gentle so you can simply use it directly onto your skin without dilute it with other products. Of you can mix it with this centella asiatica extract and use the mixture as a face mist or use it like a sheet mask with cotton pads. Centella asiatica is called Tiger grass in Korea and it helps damaged skin to heal faster. Tigers used to rub their body against tiger grass when they’re injured, hence it’s named after tiger. Lots of brands come out with products that include high percentage of centella asiatica extract. But this is 100 percent centella asiatica extract. I heard that it reduces the size of your pores. I do like the mugwort extract but personally, I like this one better. I soak a cotton pad with this extract and leave it on my nose for awhile. And I think it really helps with reducing the size of my pores. However, these don’t have any preservative inside so they should be kept in a cool and dark place. I keep these deep inside of my fridge where there’s no direct lighting. Another skincare ingredient that I highly , highly recommend is this… hyaluronic acid. You guys probably have heard about this a lot as well. Hyaluronic acid hydrates your skin and it’s an effective, moisturizing & anti-aging ingredient. There’s two kinds of hyaluronic acid, high molecular weight and low molecular weight. It says this one has 1% of low molecular weight hyaluronic acid and this one says it contains 1% high molecular weight hyaluronic acid. Which means… You know, a lot of skincare products claim that they have certain percentage of ingredients, such as 100% mugwort or 97% aloe vera. But that does not mean that the product consists of mugwort extract 100%, It is diluted with purified water but there’s no other ingredients so it can be advertised as “100% mugwort” Even though that product is actually 1% mugwort extract and 99% purified water, if it doesn’t have any other ingredients, it can be labeled, 100% mugwort. Anyway, same applies to this one. It consists of 1% hyaluronic acid and 99% purified water. Which means it doesn’t have any other ingredients, only hyaluronic acid. The difference between high and low is the molecular size of each hyaluronic acid. This low molecular weight one has smaller fragments of hyaluronic acid which can penetrate deply into the skin much easily. If the surface of your face looks oily but you feel very dry, this will be great for you. This high molecular weight one forms a barrier on the surface of your skin so that it locks in all the moisture. And it can also protect your skin from fine dust and dirt. This one is better for moisturizing your skin. The texture of this high molecular weight hyaluronic acid is stickier so it gives you that glow. This low molecular weight hyaluronic acid really penetrates into the skin and hydrates the deeper layer of your skin. I think, instead of using these products alone, I recommend mixing it with any face cream you have. Because it’s built in with other skincare ingredients that boost hydration process of hyaluronic acid. So mixing it with moisturizing cream can maximize the impact of hyaluronic acid. My skin feels so dry these days so sometimes, layering tons of moisturizer is not enough for me. When that happens, I simply take this low molecular weight hyaluronic acid, mix a drop of two of this into my usual moisturizing cream and apply it onto my skin. That really hydrates my skin deeply. When your skin is completely hydrated, mix in this high molecular weight hyaluronic acid and lightly layer it on top of the skin. It forms a barrier for your skin which also gives juicy glow to the skin! Because this is skincare ingredient that has not undergone any kind of process, it’s very cheap. I bough these two from two different websites. I paid a bit more for this one. it says on the page that there’s a huge difference between cheap ingredients and expensive ones. Anyway, I got this one for 9,900won (*about 10 dollars) and this one, I got it for 2,700won (*about 3 dollars) You can maximize the effect of your regular facial cream or any kinds of moisturizer you have with only 3 dollars. I highly recommend this product. I also bought these as I was purchasing hyaluronic acid. This is… you know that fancy essence that contains fermented yeast extract like that famous SK II essence? This is like a little kit you can use to make your own essence with fermented yeast extract. It’s… galactomyces ferment filtrate. All the essence with fermented yeast extract in the market contains this ingredient. According to the website, the manufacturer of this product also provides ingredients for that brand, which is known for its fermented yeast essence. They give you these two bottles of different ingredients. You can simply open the smaller bottle and pour that into the bigger one. You’re mixing it with rose water and using it as a face mist. The kit costs 11,000won. It’s very affordable and it has great reviews so… I’m spraying it when my skin feels dry throughout the day. It has subtle rose scent as well as that distinctive fermented yeast smell, which most essence with that ingredient have. Next up, this is… volufiline extract. This also has great reviews so I looked it up and… apparently, this enhances the thickness of the fat layer of your skin. So this is used to make the chest boosting cream, that sort of thing. Which means you can use it on your chest as well. And you look youthful and pretty when the apple of your cheeks are plumped and firm. That’s why people use fillers and fat injections and whatnot. This… How should I say this? It activates the fat cells of your cheeks which makes the skin of your cheeks thicker and enhances the plumpness. Of course, this doesn’t provide any visible effect right after it’s applied like fillers. So I haven’t noticed any significant difference. But it has great reviews and it’s better than not doing anything so… I use it with cotton pads or mix it with moisturizer from time to time. And I really like this cotton pad. This is from a brand called FILLIMILLI. This is a dupe for shirukoto cotton pads, But this one is much thinner than the shirukoto. This is even thinner so I prefer this one. You know how these cotton pads have that slightly rough texture? You have to soak these thoroughly so that they don’t irritate your skin. But shirukoto cotton pads require so much toner to fully soaked and I feel like I’m wasting so much products. This one, on the other hand, is thinner than shirukoto cotton pads so it doesn’t need as much. I personally prefer this over shirukoto. Shirukoto cotton pads are pretty expensive as well so if you’re looking for cheaper alternatives, you might wanna try this one out. These are the products I added to my skincare routine recently. I’m very satisfied with all of them so I wanted to show you guys. They don’t have any preservatives so it’s more gentle on the skin. And each of them consist of one ingredient only so you have more control over what you use on your skin. They don’t have any fragrance as well so you can always mix it in with other products and know exactly what you’re using. I mixed in the high molecular weight hyaluronic acid to my foundation today. I think my skin is glowing more than usual. Anyway, so far, I’ve introduced some of the skincare ingredients that I’m obsessed with. Thank you so much for watching and have a wonderful day! Bye!