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When I need to order MD Skincare  or Peter Thomas Roth products I order from http://www.skinwest.com
So far I’ve ordered twice, and you have to be very patient when you order. It’s because they only order your item after you make your order, and they charge your credit card immediately as well. My first order took 3 weeks to be shipped out and my last order took 4 weeks, ordered on Nov 11 and just received it today (Dec 29)!

Of course, skinwest.com only charges me US$2.99 for international shipping (postage on the box was US$13.65) so I can’t complain. Plus the prices are still cheaper than our local Sephora.

So what did I get?

Peter Thomas Roth Sulphur cooling mask and Model in a Bottle (face primer), not pictured is PTR cucumber mask for my mum. I was only gonna order the Sulphur Cooling mask but they had a promotion (i think it was spend over $80 and received a Dermalogical Age Smart sampler pack and 5 assorted Dermalogica samples so I ordered more. The current promo on skinwest is spend a minimun of $69 and received a 10ml of the Dermalogical Age Smart Dynamic Skin recovery or Cellex-C perfecting pen. I got a better deal since the sample pack also includes a  7ml Dynamic Skin recovery.

Samples I received:

I finished my 1st tub of the sulfur mask in 9 months, although I havent tried the other 2 products.

Pros: Very good at flatenning my pimples, can also be used as an overnight spot treatment)

Cons: Finished very quickly in 9 months

Price: US$40 (online) or S$90 at Sephora


Dual Effect sleeping pack- intense repair whitening and anti-wrinkle

Tony Moly is a brand of Korean skincare and cosmetics, and is endorsed by Kim Hyun Joong, the guy with the blond hair on Boys over Flowers (K-version). He has baby-smooth skin!

You only need a red bean sized amount, and apply to your entire face. It has a texture of a thick gel, and is a little sticky when applied.

I think this mask is too rich for me. Silly me used this 2 nights in a row (woke up to moisturised skin on the first morning), and slight rashes over my cheek and chin area on the 3rd morning. So I can’t really comment on the efficacy of its whitening and anti-wrinkle functions, but I believe it is a decent moisturing mask. Just don’t be like me and use it 2 nights in a row!

If anyone is interested, I am selling this for $15 shipped. Used twice and was brand new when I got it.


Orders from Gmarket korea (including seller links):

Tony Moly skincare – Berry Berry wrinkle sleeping pack, Tomatoe brightening pack, Dual effect sleeping pack, gel eyeshadow, gwp (mini liquid blusher, hand wipes, samples of sleeping packs, cotton pads). Seller link

Etude house – Green tea cleansing wipes, Sunblock, Collagen cream set, gwp (diary and tissue). Seller link

Feather hairbands (4,000 won for the one on the left, 13,800 won for the one on the right) Seller link

Necklace. Seller link

Winter hats. Seller link

Lush: Angels on bare skin, Silky underwear dusting powder, bath bombs and snowcake soap. Seller link

More reviews as I slowly start to try my stash. Basically the korean skincare items were cheap, and i received a sample of the EH collagen cream with my previous order and it was a basic moisturiser. On the whole though I find korean skincare very fragranced at times, so it’s not always suitable for me.

VOV is a korean skincare and cosmetics brand, and I’ve read many good reviews about these masks. There’s 2 types- a sheet mask or a wash off pack (which is slightly cheaper). The good thing is they’re all individually packed, with 10 in a box. It saves me the trouble of washing a scooper each time I wanna use a mask thats packaged in a tub. The wash off pack has a generous amount so there is enough for 3 applications.

VOV Daily Fresh Mask

Coenzyme Q10 white, Pomegranate Collagen, Strawberry Yoghurt Collagen, Black Raspberry Collagen, Green Tea Collagen (yup you can never have enough collagen)

VOV Daily Fresh Mini Pack

Apple AHA Peeling Gel, Lifting Berry & Berry Pack

So far I’ve tried the Green tea sheet mask and Apple wash off pack. My skin is oily dehydrated and is prone to redness. The green tea sheet mask gave me a tingly sensation so I only left it on for 10 mins, but it was okay once I removed it. It gave an immediate brightening effect(both my mum and I used it after a hot day outside) whereas the Apple AHA peeling get stung slightly, and despite its name is a wash off pack cos I tried to peel it and it didn’t work.

Seller link for sheet mask (11,200 won/pack) and wash off pack (5,600 won/pack) here Got them from the same seller but I didn’t order enough to not pay the delivery fee (another 2,500 won). Seller shipped out pretty quickly and the production dates for the sheet masks are only a few months ago, although I couldn’t find a manufacturing date for the wash off packs.

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