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Sokoglam Favorites

$10 Black Sugar Mask Wash Off

I’ve used this Black Sugar Mask since my undergraduate studies. Back then I purchased it because it’s inexpensive and it has enough product to last about 2.5 to 3 months of one semester (which typically lasts about 15-16 weeks). It’s a sugar face scrub that deeply cleanses the skin. I stopped using it for a while because I did not want to damage the skin on my face with abrasive scrubs that can cause tears or small cuts. However, after repurchasing, I can see the scrub is not too rough or damaging. I rinse it off slowly in circular motions with wet hands before thoroughly washing face with water. I recommend this product if you’re in the market for an inexpensive weekly exfoliant scrub.

This product isn’t a favorite, I just decided to test it out because it’s highly reviewed. I put the box of sheet masks in the fridge and use it chilled. I like using it, but I do not plan on repurchasing because I see no difference in my skin.
$11 Egg White Pore Foam Face Wash

I’ve also used this product for years. It’s the best, and the fact that it’s sold out at the moment speaks volumes. A little product goes a long way. It thoroughly cleans make-up and grime in a way that’s similar to the Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash, but for half the price.

$27 Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Lemon

Another favorite that I’ve used for more than three years ~ these lemon pads are both physical and chemical exfoliants. I love using it weekly or as needed to clear up any problems on my skin. It always works like a charm (notably in unison with Neutrogena – On-the-Spot Acne Treatment)

$10 Rice Mask Wash Off

This mask leaves your face feeling clean but not stripped. It helps clear up and brighten the skin. This is a milder exfoliant alternative to the black sugar mask and equally effective.

Honorable mention – MISSHA sunscreen is the best (besides Supergoop), in my opinion. It’s hydrating and dries on clear rather than grey-ish like most sunscreens. ❤
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Favorite Lip Products

Pat McGrath palette update – in all honesty, the more I use this product the surer I am its worth it 100% lol. The quality really shines through in pictures. It does not look like her Instagram advertisements but it still has a high-quality flare. I may purchase her lip products in the future.

1.) YSL Volupte Tint-in-Lip-Balm – Hands down my favorite lip product because it’s a gloss and does not require a mirror for application. I’m the kind of person that always ends up with lipstick on my teeth. I think this lip balm is pigmented but still looks natural. Cost 34.50 euros (I also love Fenty gloss just as much)

2.) Dior Addict Lacquer Stick – The colors are very creamy and pigmented but still have luster. I have the dark fuschia color. While I love the shade, I do not think it goes well with my complexion. In the future, I’ll get the orange-red shade or rosy nude. Cost $37.00

3.) Free People Mocha Rose lip balm – It smells like hot chocolate! It’s very nourishing on the lips and feels like a sweet personal treat with each use. Cost $8.00 ☕