100% Rose Water!! Urang Organic Rose Mist 2020 Edition

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Do you like rose water? Or used anything with rose water?

Benefits of Rose Water

There are many great benefits with rose water such as: Soothing skin irritation, reduce redness, contains antioxidants, help with acne, hydrate dry skin, and even tone your skin.

Urang Organic Rose Mist ~ any difference from previous years?

As you can tell, Urang Rose mist is not a new product but every year, a new batch is made. Since the organic rose mist consist of only one ingredient, rose water, the life span of the mist is relatively short compare to other rose mist in the market. Even though the mist life span is short, it is made with a lot of patience and high quality rose. In the previous year, Urang has changed their packaging quite a bit. Back in 2018, the rose water was in a can packaging but later transition to glass packaging in 2019.

I did mention the 2018 rose mist spray in my Urang #onebrandskincare. This video was filmed before all of the recent releases. So keep that in mind.

Overall?

Even though I’m not a huge fan of rose, I am absolutely obsessed with the packaging. Also surprisingly the scent isn’t as strong as I remembered. This time it smells more gentle and sweet. I guess since each year the batch is different, it could affect the smell of the mist. Who knows? I will definitely give this a chance for sure!

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** side note: These products were gifted by Urang through the Urang supporters program. Of course, my opinions & reviews are completely honest!!

Trying to get my sleep schedule back to normal ft Urang Room Sprays

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These days, my sleeping schedule has been so messed up because of quarantine. I’ve been watching way too much Youtube and Netflix and going to sleep at 3 or 4 am. This wouldn’t be a big issue, but now I am back at work, so I’m barely sleeping much. I tried sleeping songs, staying away from electronics, and forcing myself to sleep. But nothing worked!! I realized scent calms me more than sound, so I invested on a few aroma sprays and diffusors lately.

I never really thought about checking out Urang room sprays, but I wish I knew sooner. There are many different kinds of scents, but I picked up Calming Lavender and Antivirus Bergamot.

Calming Lavender Refreshing Perfume

All ingredients in the room spray are green level EWG approved. Even though its called calming lavender, it has grapefruit oil, lavender oil, boswelia carter oil, and resin oil. Whenever I spray this, I can definitely smell grapefruit oil and lavender oil the most. I do wish the grapefruit oil wasn’t as overwhelming and the lavender could be stronger. Even so, it’s a really nice scent which I love to spray on my bed before going to sleep. It really helps calm my body down.

Antivirus Bergamot

Next we have Antivirus Bergamot, which contains Melaleuca Quinquenervia Oil. Apparently this oil can be used as insect deterrent, which will be useful during the summer. I have a ton of fruits in my home, which means fruit flies will be coming around too. This room spray can be used both on fabric and spray in the air. This scent that I can pick up are citrus, a hint of floral, and tree bark (earthy).

What helps you sleep well? Or do you just sleep right away? Let me know~~

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** side note: These products were gifted by Urang through the Urang supporters program. Of course, my opinions & reviews are completely honest!!

Renewed Urang Pink Everlasting Ampoule!! Finally vegan!

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Urang recently released a reformulated version of the Pink Everlasting ampoule. As you may know, I mentioned this ampoule on both my blog and Youtube channel. Of course somethings has changed since then.

What are some differences?

Immediately at first glance, there is already a HUGE difference. The original formula was a very light baby pink color whereas the renovated ampoule is a deeper shade of pink. Why is that?

Why did the color change? Ingredient?

In the renewed formula, hydrolyzed collagen was replaced with hydrolyzed quinoa. Hydrolyzed collagen was derived from fish skin/scales, whereas the hydrolyzed quinoa is plant-derived. Also hydrolyzed quinoa is great for firming and moisture. You maybe thinking, “well why did the color change?” Hydrolyzed quinoa is also known for enhancing color retention. So naturally the color will become more contrast. Another ingredient which was changed was the Cyanocobalamin, a man-made vitamin B12. The ingredient was changed to Methylcobalamin, which is also a vitamin B12.

Cyanocobalamin vs Methylcobalamin? Different?

They are both vitamin B12, BUT one of them is synthetic whereas the other one is natural. As you may guessed it, Cyanocobalamin is man-made. This vitamin B12 is commonly used in supplements since it’s more secure and cost-effective to use. Usually when taking it as a supplement, our body will naturally convert it to methylcobalamin. Also methylcobalamin is much more higher quality and effective for the skin since it absorbs more easily. It totally make sense!

Is it vegan??

Technically yes it is vegan since it does not contain fish skin or scales any longer, BUT it is not officially vegan-certified by an organization. Even though it is a vegan ampoule, most products can not be certified vegan unless the company is located in US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. As you may know, Urang is a Korean brand, located in South Korea. Btw this is my personal opinion/research, so please research more about “vegan-certified” products and regulations.

In the meantime, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram, and check out my recent video on YouTube. I did a whole #onebrandskincare review on Urang. Keep in my mind, I reviewed the old formula of the Pink Everlasting ampoule in the video. I’ve been using the new ampoule quite frequently and am gradually liking it more too.

** side note: These products were gifted by Urang through the Urang supporters program. Of course, my opinions & reviews are completely honest!!

Rose skincare? Urang True Rose Repair Essence & Urang Pink Everlasting Ampoule

Serum/Essence

Another Urang skincare review?!!  I know! I’m so sorry I haven’t been able to review other products. I have been quite lazy to review anything. Since I am on a deadline, I have been just reviewing Urang skincare lately, but I PROMISE I will be uploading other contents soon.

First let’s start of the with the one I was most excited to use, Urang Pink Everlasting Ampoule. I heard really good things about this ampoule since it helps with anti-aging, rejuvenation, and restoring the skin. One of my friends, Eunice (aka Euniunni) always raves about this ampoule and so I thought I have to try it for myself. 

Pink Everlasting Ampoule

This ampoule promises skin healing properties, maintaining skin moisture barrier, anti-inflammation, and firming. It contains some fun ingredients such as Helichrysum Italicum Flower Water (for repairing, regenerating, & soothing), Silk Amino Acids (for moisture preservation), and Hydrolyzed collegen (for anti-aging, firming, and rejuvenation). 

Full list of ingredients:

Helichrysum Italicum Flower Water(81.7%)*, Silk Amino Acids, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Centella Asiatica Extract*, Betaine, Glycerin*, Cyanocobalamin, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Sclerotium Gum, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil*, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Sucrose, Helichrysum Italicum Flower Oil*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil* (* Organic ingredient)

I will be honest I haven’t had much of an opportunity to use this ampoule to its full extent since I have been so busy with the holidays. I prefer using this ampoule during my night skincare routine since it has a lot of anti-aging properties. I haven’t seen extreme differences yet but I will definitely give you an update in the future.

Let’s dissect this ampoule more: (that sounds gruesome lol)

  1. SMELL ~ Compare to the blue brightening oil serum, I am not a huge fan of the smell. It doesn’t have a bad scent but it reminds me of a slight bitter floral scent. Does that make sense? It’s hard to explain but it’s not my cup of tea (or flower lol). I know a lot of people love the scent and have no problem, so maybe it’s just me. It definitely took me some time to get used to it but luckily the scent doesn’t linger. 
  2. COLOR ~ It’s a beautiful light pink color. The pink comes from the vitamin B12. There is no artificial fragrance or coloring. 
  3. TEXTURE ~ The texture is a silicone-like texture that lathers into the skin very well. BTW, there is NO silicone in it. It’s possible the texture is from the Silk Amino Acids but I haven’t confirmed that yet. I will let you know as soon I as I know~

Urang True Repair Essence

Next up, it is the Urang True Repair Essence. Do you use essences or do you skip it entirely? Usually after cleansing and toning, I like to use an essence. During my night skincare routine, I go for the Repair Essence. 

This essence promises supple skin, help dull skin, provide glowing complexion, hydration, and anti-acne properties. Some key ingredients are Rosa Damascena Flower Water (for antioxidant properties & moisturizing), Water, Glycerin (attracts moisture & acts as an emollient), and Sclerotium Gum (natural thickening agent & softening properties). 

Full list of the ingredients:

Rosa Damascena Flower Water* (50.7%), Water, Glycerin* (7%), Sclerotium Gum, Betaine, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil (0.1%), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract* (0.05%) (*Organic Ingredient)

DISSECTING time~~ haha. I should stop! Lol :

  1. SMELL ~ This definitely has a prominent rose scent. I know some of my friends are obsessed with rose fragrances, but personally I don’t care too much. I’m slowly coming to like the fragrance but it’s not my favorite scent.
  2. TEXTURE~ Guuuuurrrll! This texture is so unique since it has a more gel-like consistency. You may be surprised if you get your bottle in the mail and it looks solid. I had the same issue and freaked out, so I contacted Urang about it. Apparently, the ampoule will solidify in cold weather but after it is placed in room temperature, it will go back to a normal gel-like consistency.    

OVERALL RATING!!

Overall, I am enjoying both the pink ampoule and rose repair essence. I haven’t seen drastic differences in my skin yet but I haven’t had any negative effects either.  Thank goodness. I definitely will continue to use it and hopefully see some positive results in the long run. I need all the anti-aging and hydration possible! 

Quality: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Efficiency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Price: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Overall: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4 out of 5)

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** side note: These products were gifted by Urang through the Urang supporters program. Of course, my opinions & reviews are completely honest!!

Cleansing Routine ft. Urang Foam Cleanser & Oil Cleanser

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Who is Urang?

Urang is an up-and-coming K-beauty brand that was founded by CEO Jina Lee. Urang focuses on using organic or natural ingredients, as well as using high quality ingredients.

Why have a cleansing routine?

Cleansing Oil 29,000 won Foam Cleanser 29,000 won

Do you have a cleansing routine? If not, GUUURLLL WHAT ARE YOU DOING? 😀

Having a cleansing routine is very beneficial for the health of our skin. Throughout the day we collect dirt, pollution, bacteria, oils, and dead skin cells. So, it is very important to incorporate a cleansing routine to remove these impurities we have collected. Also if we wear makeup, it’s NECESSARY to remove it thoroughly with a cleansing routine.

My Double Cleansing Routine

Recently I have been using the Urang Foam cleanser and cleansing oil as part of my double cleansing. I don’t wear makeup every day, but I prefer to integrate a double cleansing routine into daily skincare regime because it keeps my skin clean and helps prevent any breakouts.

First Step – Cleansing Oil

First, I start off with the Urang Natural Cleansing oil. It can be used both as makeup remover and cleanser. This cleansing oil contains fun ingredients such as Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil (for moisture), Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil (for skin-conditioning), and Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil (for cleansing and emollient ).

Here is the full list of the ingredients:

Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-2 Sesquioleate, Polyglyceryl-10 Decaoleate, Polyglyceryl-10 Caprylate/Caprate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (*Organic ingredient)

Son & Park Black Eye liner (top) Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick (bottom)

I noticed the cleansing oil does a great job removing majority of my makeup and impurities after only one use. Of course, if you have very stubborn lip tint or extremely matte lipstick, I recommend using a makeup remover on the specific areas such as lips before using the cleansing oil.

As you can see in the photo above, it removed the eyeliner quite easily but the lipstick was a bit stubborn. Now usually I have a hard time removing my lip tints no matter which cleansing oils I use since I tend to use very long lasting lip products.

Second Step – Creamy Bubble Foam Cleanser

For my second step, I like to use a foam cleanser since I find it more appealing and effective compare to other forms of cleansers. If I had to explain this cleanser in one word, it would be BUTTERY!!! I can’t get over the texture and smoothness of this cleanser. It feels amazing whenever I apply it onto my face. It feels so therapeutic as well.

Some key ingredients are Lauryl Glucoside (for cleansing), Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino Acids (for foam booster & skin conditioning), and Potassium Cocoate (moisturizer).

Full list of the ingredients:

Water, Lauryl Glucoside, Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino Acids, Potassium Cocoate, Glycerin, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Calendula Officinalis Extract, Panthenol, Betaine, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract

After using the foam cleanser, I find my skin is both clean AND moisturized. I dislike using cleansers that strip my skin from its natural oils. Even if I don’t apply other skincare products, my skin still feels smooth and moisturize. It’s quite surprising.

As you can see in the photos above, most of the makeup was removed after using both the cleanser oil and foam cleanser. Of course the matte lipstick I used was very very VERY stubborn, so it didn’t completely remove. On the hand, I don’t have any problems removing my foundation, eye shadow, mascara, etc.

Overall Review!

I’m very content with this double cleansing routine I am currently using. Even though it doesn’t remove some of my stubborn lip tint, I am happy with the results. 🙂 If I had to choose one I prefer more, I would go for the foam cleanser because I am in love with the texture and how my skin feels afterwards.

My RATINGS are: (out of 5 stars)

Quality : ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Efficiency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Price: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Overall: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4 out of 5, YAY)

Congrats, Urang foam cleanser & cleansing oil!! You are Sandy’s approved!!

Please look forward to my double cleansing routine COMING soon on my Youtube channel.

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** side note: These products were gifted by Urang through the Urang supporters program. Of course, my opinions & reviews are completely honest!!