Skincare Products I want to try in 2020!!

Hi all! – Some of you have been asking me what products I would like to try this year in a sort of ‘Wishlist’ – so here is the list! (FYI this is not in a particular order because it was too hard to do so!)

Krave Beauty

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  • Oat so Simple Moisturiser –

Now I know people have said ‘oh this is just a simple moisturiser, nothing more and nothing less.’ but that’s exactly why I think it should be great. I like 1. mixing actives into my moisturiser or peptides like my Hylamide peptide serum or the Inkey list collagen booster. so I think this would be great for mixing AND because this contains so few ingredients, that’s what I love. I love how I should feel comfortable and confident using this product without worrying my skin will react to it.

I’m just hoping that this moisturiser is LIGHT! I would feel really sad if it’s heavy.

UPDATE! – FULL REVIEW OF THE PRODUCT IS HERE! – Overall, so good I added it to my favs! It was light and watery – absolutely not worth it for dry skins in my opinion, but for those with my skin type – yes.

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  • Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser –

I’ve heard so many things about this cleanser. It’s been on so many people’s favourites list – I’ve got to try it! My main draw to it is that it sounds like it doesn’t strip the oils from your skin.

UPDATE! – I have now tried! – Review HERE – Overall…not my favourite. Found it too stripping and drying. I was very disappointed as this product had been so hyped up. I did end up using this as a body wash however as the skin on the body is a little tougher!



Glosser have really shocked me with their products so far. I’ve enjoyed and loved the priming moisturiser. I like that they offer fragrance-free products. So the next step would be to purchase and try more of their products like:

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  • Glossier Milk Jelly Cleanser –

I’ve heard that this isn’t too stripping and is gentle. Not a fan of the rose water, but this doesn’t have added fragrance? I’m hoping that this feels light on the skin.

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  • Glosser Balm Dot Com – the unfragranced version. Apparently this is a multi-use balm. I’m hoping it’s LIGHTER than Lanolips or Vaseline. I would use it on the lips and on my hand/knuckles etc. Would be interesting!

UPDATE! – I have now reviewed HERE – Overall, I liked this for the lips and especially for the cuticles (not as sticky or messy as I thought it would be!)

The Inkey List

THE INKEY LIST Tranexamic Acid Overnight Treatment
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  • Tranaxemic Acid – as we know, this is a brightening ingredient that has been known to work lighten dark spots. I’d love to test this out! I’m hoping it is light, doesn’t ball up and ISN’T STICKY. No fragrance, so this is already better to me than the Hada Labo Melano CC.

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Hada Labo

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  • Gokyujun Facial Cleansing oil HERE

Heard excellent things about this cleansing oil, so I would like to sample! Would it be as good as my DHC cleansing oil?

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  • Gokyujun perfect Gel HERE

I like Hada Labo and I love their UV White gel – I have a suspicion that this gel will feel exactly like that (watery light and lush), except without the UV. I would love to add this to an AM or PM routine as I can’t stand heavy moisturisers.

UPDATE – I did actually get a small sample of this and opened it to try it and…I actually couldn’t bear to. It really smells – I honestly thought this was loaded with alcohol from the smell, but it hasn’t got any alcohol? I think I will purchase this instead of just seeing the sample, and check if the smell is still that strong…

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  • Whitening Lotion HERE

I think this also contains Tranaxemic acid, so of course I’m interested in it to lighten up dark spots. Yes I didn’t like the Melano CC lotion, but this might be different/more effective?



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  • Softymo Cleansing Oil HERE

This, along with the Hada Labo Cleansing oil, have been highly recommended. So if I don’t manage to try the Hada Labo, I hope to try this.


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  • Propolis Synergy Toner HERE

Now this toner looks lush. There doesn’t seem to be fragrance which is an added bonus. Loaded with propolis (i’m a sucker for it even if it’s not scientifically backed), but at least that’s the addition of scientifically backed hyaluronic acid comes in, for hydration! This hopefully would not feel sticky, thick or ball up/pill on me. I’d love it to sink right in like my Argireline solution or something.

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  • Advanced Snail Eye cream HERE

This sounds like an interesting eye cream! It has peptides, snail secretion filtrate and Niacinamide. I feel like this could be moisturising and I like the addition of peptides. I also imagine it shouldn’t be too heavy?

UPDATE! – I have now reviewed! Review HERE – Added this eye cream to my favourites so I think it says a lot about this product! And absolutely lasts forever (so I think it could be worth the money!)



Now I love Muji, I love their skincare probably because they’re mostly unfragranced and essential oil free. I like how simplistic and yet varies the products are. There is something for everyone among their products, ranging from dehydrated, to dry, to oily to sensitive and ageing skin. I would love to try all their products, but I narrowed it down to two…

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  • Moisturising cream for sensitive skin HERE

Once again, no fragrance, essential oils and I think this contains squalane. I am hoping for a very light moisturiser, easy to spread and absorbs fast instead of feeling suffocating on the skin.

Mini Update – I have purchased and I’ve tried this twice. definitely more aimed at those with dry skins as I can feel the oil/grease which dry skins are going to gobble up. this is less water based and more cream/oil based (I was hoping something more like the KRave Beauty Oat So Simple Watery Cream, but I think I could use this as a good AM cream with my 3 step routine.

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  • Muji Sensitive Skin Toning Water HERE

I actually have already tried this before, used it and enjoyed it! it’s extremely light, absorbs super fast, doesn’t feel sticky or heavy and hydrates the skin! It’s like a drink of water. I want to re-purchase.

FULL REVIEW OF THIS IS NOW HERE: LINK – Love this lightweight toner! Great for me to swipe excess dirt off my face with a cotton pad. Dry skins – don’t expect a thick texture like the Hada Labo Premium Lotion (Review HERE).



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  • Derma Formula Green Tea Probiotics Cream HERE

Probiotics seem to be the future of skincare, so I would like to try this cream out. It seems like it could be nice, or it could be too heavy and loaded with essential oils. I expect the latter over the former.

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  • Ginger Honey Cream HERE

I tried a sample of this previously and LOVED IT. Now this does contain fragrance, but man it smells like ginger honey and I like it! The texture as well is like a mix between honey and cream, so that ‘s interesting!



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  • The Laneige Cream Skin Cleanser HERE

I like using oils as a cleanser, so something like this which I imagine is like a creamier version of a cleansing oil, is right up my alley! No fragrance as well so what a bonus!

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  • The Laneige Cream Skin Refiner Mist HERE

I think the cream skin refiner was nice, but for someone like me who prefers extremely lightweight products and textures, this mist would suit me much better! I could imagine it being refreshing and hopefully I’m not left with dots of white all over my face.

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  • Laneige Cream Skin Pads HERE

These seem so soothing and comfortably hydrating/moisturising. I’m hyper aware however how wasteful it may be using pre-soaked pads as you could just DIY this using your own cream skin refiner and probably get more bang for your buck.

  • Water Bank Hydro Cream HERE
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I love the Laneige Hydro Essence, so if this is basically the cream version of that, then I think I’ll love it! I’m hoping it just melts into the skin like water and absorbs beautifully, sufficiently plumping up the skin without stickiness and balling up!


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  • Stem III Ampoule (Mini) HERE

I’m not entirely sure how this product works – apparently using liposomal technology as a delivering vessel means that they key ingredients can be delivered deeper into the skin. but I don’t know how this helps with anti-ageing. I would like to try it and delve deeper into how this affects the skin, but 1. I’m worried it contains fragrance and 2. I haven’t heard too many people review this or rave about this.

  • Bio Essence Intensive Conditioning –
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I’ve heard many Koreans rave about this product. I can see it as being lightweight and hydrating. I do think that this contains fermented extracts, so it wont be for everyone. I also feel like this would be gentle and shouldn’t irritate the skin.


ROVECTIN Skin Essentials Activating Treatment Lotion - 180ml – Timeless UK
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  • Skin Essentials Activating Treatment Essence HERE – Love the story behind this brand! I’ve also seen people say how moisturising and hydrating this lotion is. I am worried however that this will be too thick.


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I’m hoping this is the closest dupe to my Missha Aqua Sun Gel. So therefore I’m hoping it will be somewhat mattifying, sit on the skin like air and sit well under makeup. My issue is that this is more expensive than the Missha.

Sunday Riley

Sunday Riley Autocorrect Brightening and Depuffing Eye Contour Cream
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Caroline Hirons is a fan of this and she likes using eye products. I trust her opinion, and she really enjoys this – so now I want to try this!! I am hoping that it feels like a hydrating/moisturising kiss to my under eyes and should help with under eye puffiness.

UPDATE! – I have no reviewed the eye cream HERE – Overall, really not a fan. Too heavy, stye-inducing for me, and also not a fan of mica and titanium dioxide in eye creams as I find that a bit of a cop-out.


  • WELLAGE – Real Hyaluronic Bio Capsule & Blue Solution One Day KitHERE
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This has been so popular in Korea. It may be a gimmick, but when I’ve seen people use this product, it makes their skin look like it’s literally glowing, hydrating and dewy! This contains hyaluronic acid, you apply the liquid to the little ball in the plastic bowl and mix it, the ball dissolves and you’re left with something that looks like a highly concentrated HA essence or serum. I would love to try, but I’m afraid of falling in love and having to repurchase as they’re pricey!


Etude House

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  • Soonjung Gel HERE

This seems to be close to the Krave oat moisturiser BECAUSE they both have stripped back ingredient lists. This is more of a gel than a cream I believe, and I prefer this. My worry is that it could feel sticky on the skin, but I’m hoping not!

UPDATE! I have now reviewed HERE – Overall, I did try the older version with an essential oil in, BUT now etude offer an EO free version. The texture of this overall bad, but one could say it was a bit sticky…


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  • Ceramide Light Cream HERE

This has been recommended by both Director Pi and Liah Yoo. To me, this cream seems like it would be similar in texture to the Glossier priming moisturiser BUT with a lighter texture. My issue however with this product is the inclusion of fragrance.


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  • Pure Vitamin C 21.5% Advanced Serum HERE

My friend Cyrille is a big fan of this serum – I believe it is efficacious and therefore would work as both a brightener and an adequate antioxidant. I just hope that it’s not irritating or too stinging to the skin. I would imagine that this is as light as water.



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  • Wonder Ceramide Mochi Toner HERE

This has essential oils and/or fragrance which is annoying. But this looks like it would be a lightweight toner that also provides a drink of water to the skin. I feel like this would be a lighter version than the laneige cream skin refiner?


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  • Pressed Serum Tundra Chaga HERE

I tried a small sample of this and basically fell in love. yes this has unnecessary fragrance, dyes and what else BUT the texture of this, and how it sits and absorbs so beautifully into the skin had me yearning for more. I want a full size BUT 1. this is expensive and 2. this is always unavailable or sold out somewhere 😦

Drunk Elephant

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  • C-Tango Eye Cream HERE

Now I know that this company has issues (i.e taking supposed fear mongering to the next level). But even Caroline Hirons has stated what a wonderful eye cream is, and I value her opinion (I’ve seen her up-close people, her skin literally glows in the same way a celebrity’s does). Unfortunately Drunk Elephant is ridiculously expensive, so expensive that I know I wont buy this cream unless gives it to me as a gift. But this is a wishlist, so I am obligated to add it here!

My Skin Type: I am acne prone and have combo skin. My skin is usually tight where the cheeks and eye area is and the outer parts of my face. My T zone is oily. My skin isn’t a fan of thick/heavy formulas so I opt for lightweight formulas to prevent it from clogging up. My skin doesn’t like essential oils either and I try to avoid fragrance when I can.

Disclaimer: I am a skincare enthusiast and not a skin expert. I am not qualified to give out dermatological advice. This type of advice should only be given by a medical practitioner. Upon trying / using any of the reviewed products on the blog, please follow the manufacturer’s instructions and warnings and please seek medical advice if needed.

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