Friday, 31 January 2014

Review: Skin Food Fresh Apple Sparkling Pore Skincare

Hello Princesses!

This is going to be a super quick review on Skin Food's Fresh Apple Sparkling Pore Skincare! I bought these sample sets from Rose Rose Shop, and I chose them because I have large pores! Unfortunately these triggered my allergies so I wasn't able to use them more than 2 times, but I will give you my thoughts on the skincare series anyway!
These samples come in packs of two for the Toner and Emulsion, and ten for the Serum and Cream. I really like that the Toner and Emulsion come in mini bottles rather than the sachets that the Serum and Cream come in. I feel like the mini bottles of liquid waste less product, and make it easier to apply.

Skin Food - Fresh Apple Sparkling Pore Toner & Emulsion - 2 Set Samples

You can hardly see the toner on the swatches because it evaporated so fast! This makes me think that it probably contains quite a lot of alcohol, (it also smells like pure alcohol), which is probably why it irritated my skin so much. It didn't make any noticeable difference to my pores, and made my skin feel very tight.
The Emulsion is thicker, stickier and slower absorbing/evaporating than the toner. This Emulsion also smelt a lot like alcohol, (not as much as the Toner), but still more than most other products I've tried. The Emulsion didn't feel moisturizing, nor did it make any noticeable difference to my pores.
Skin Food - Fresh Apple Sparkling Pore Serum Samples

This Serum is quite thick, and at first I thought that they had mislabeled the Serum and Cream samples because I'm more used to having gel like serums and cream like creams! The Serum was quick to absorb, and left me feeling very matte and not very moisturized. Again, there was no noticeable difference to my pores.
 Skin Food - Fresh Apple Sparkling Pore Cream Samples

This Cream is more like a Gel than a Cream! It absorbed very quickly and left me feeling matte and slightly dry. It didn't feel moisturizing at all, and there was no noticeable difference to my pores.
 Things I Love
- My face wasn't greasy when I woke up in the morning
- Doesn't look oily or greasy

Things I Don't Love
- Triggered my allergies
- Not moisturizing
- Made my skin feel tight
- No difference to pores

Final Thoughts
I wish I could have used this skincare longer, because the reviews online are actually quite good! However, because it triggered my allergies (if you want to read more about my allergies, check out My Skin Story) it isn't a good idea for me to continue this skincare line. It made my skin feel very matte, dry and slightly tight, so I think if you have very oily skin, this might be a good choice for you! If you have even slightly dry skin, I would stay away from this skincare line.

On another note, is Skin Food one word (SkinFood) or two words (Skin Food)? Every time I Google it I can find both!! ><  


  1. I'm sorry these products triggered your allergies!! It's great that these were only samples though so you didn't have to pay for the full size ones and be dissapointed in the end. :) (and I'm like you...I hate toners that have too much alcohol! OTL)

    Thanks for this short little review! Hopefully you'll find another skincare products for your pores~ ^_^

    Love, Aimee

    1. Thank you Aimee! ^^ Yeah I was pretty pleased that they were just samples and not full sized ><

  2. Oh dear!
    I stay away from apple-based products in general because I have dry, sensitive skin, so I'm guessing that this is definitely not the right product for me either! :(
    I'm sorry your skin didn't react so well to the products, and I hope that it has already recovered by now!
    Thank you so much for the honest review! ^_^

  3. I wanted to try this collection for some time but I guess based on your review everything else but the serum will get excluded from my wishlist. Alcohols are good at dissolving oils and dirt in pores but they dry out skin a lot.

  4. That's too bad about allergies =( I think this line is less for night use, and more for under makeup use because it honestly really only helps smooth out your pores by filling doesn't help tighten, I think you're right it's just alcohol :P

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  8. The serum has a weird texture for a serum though..
    Hmm, I wonder if I should try the serum or not

    Sylvia's World

    1. Hmm I found the serum especially weird since it's such a creamy product. I didn't love this line at all so It's totally up to you! (:

  9. hi! thanks for the review! im also looking for products that can actually tackle my extremely large pore problems... but im just new in this korean skin care regimen. Can you give me some tips? thank you!


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