I am always excited when friends come to visit me. I like to take them to Koreatown to eat desserts and shop Korean beauty products. One of my friends gifted me this nice sample she received while we were at a beauty shop, and I promptly forgot about it until I ran out of moisturizer while I was sick. I really didn’t feel like running over to Ulta when just cooking dinner exhausted me. I rummaged through my beauty drawers (ok, a plastic storage unit) and found these beauties.
This set of emulsion and skin toner is from Danahan’s Anti-wrinkle line. I wasn’t too impressed with it until we ran out of Kleenex. My husband and I were both too tired to go to the store (we didn’t leave the house much), so we used toilet paper to blow our noses for about a day and a half. I usually buy Charmin ultra soft, but my husband had recently bought Charmin ultra strong. Do not blow your nose with Charmin ultra strong. Before I could get to the store, I had developed what looked like a big red callous underneath my nose. It was like a speed bump underneath my nostrils.
Unfortunately, we had an engagement right after the Charmin ultra strong incident. I moisturized as usual. While combing my hair, I noticed that the redness and swelling underneath my schnoz had gone down. I’m pretty sure it was because of these two babies.
I’ve been using these samples for exactly a month now, and there is still a teeny bit left in them. I think my wrinkles look slightly better, but you must take this observation with a grain of salt since I’m barely out of my twenties. I also use this in conjunction with Estee Lauder Perfectionist [CP+R], although I haven’t been using it on the regular while I’ve been under the weather. I will review Perfectionist another time though. It is an interesting product with many pros and cons for me.
Anyway, I give Danahan’s Anti-wrinkle line a big thumbs-up as a mild moisturizer. The skin toner* absorbs quickly, and the emulsion is lightly moisturizing. If you have dry skin, then you will need a heavier moisturizer. Also, if you have sensitive skin, you may not like the faint floral scent. However, if you need a redness or puffiness reducer, this set is your friend.
*Note for K-beauty newbs: Korean toner is not an astringent like American toners. It is not used for closing your pores. Instead it is used to correct your skin’s pH level after you use a cleanser because many cleansers are alkaline.
Have any of you tried Danahan yet? Let me know in the comments.