Brand Overview: Save Skincare

With the main goal of maintaining a youthful look to the skin using cruelty-free and vegan formula, Save Skincare offers simplified skincare products that are free from parabens, SLS, phthalates, mineral oils, sulfates, and GMO to cater to even those with sensitive skin.

As an exfoliator that has to be applied on dry skin, the Gentle Gommage Exfoliator ($25) feels gentle and non-drying on my delicate face. It promises to gently scrub the skin and get rid of dead skin cells without scratching.

It contains bamboo ferment, matcha, and caviar lime to help revitalize and smooth the skin. I’m always excited to use this because it never disappoints on leaving my skin smooth, fresh, clean, and revitalized. It also leaves my skin brighter and glowing complexion after wiping the product off my face.

The Smoothing Eye Cream ($35) promises to smooth fine lines and hydrate and brighten the eye area using probiotics, prebiotics, bamboo bioferment, and algae. This feels nourishing and moisturizing to the skin and even though I didn’t notice it firming the skin and lightening the dark circles under my eyes, this helps me look more awake.

This Ultra-light Moisturizer ($40) feels exactly like its name. It’s the most lightweight cream I’ve ever used so far. I’m really not a fan of moisturizers that feel sticky and heavy on the skin so this is exactly what I’m looking for.

It promises to boost the skin’s barrier and smooth and soothe the skin using probiotics, prebiotics, and bamboo ferment. What I like about this product is that it absorbs well and quickly on the skin, and doesn’t leave a tacky film upon application at all. Also, it doesn’t leave a greasy film on my face. With this moisturizer, my skin feels smooth and hydrated.

These products feel gentle on the skin. The gommage and the moisturizer are standouts but note that these are not treatment products, they are instead good support options to help moisturize, hydrate, and brighten the skin while using your actives.

The Save Skincare Gentle Gommage Exfoliator, Smoothing Eye Cream, and Ultra-light Moisturizer were provided by @saveskincare. Available at

Skincare Review: Saturday Skin Bright Potion Probiotic Power Serum

With the rise of probiotics in skincare, #kbeauty brand Saturday Skin released Bright Potion Probiotic Power Serum, which they graciously gifted me.

This serum aims to give healthy-looking skin four probiotics, aided by two prebiotics. It also contains niacinamide for texture, tone, and radiance improvement, seabuckthorn fruit extract to nourish the skin, irish moss extract to soothe and hydrate, cotton extract, for boosted protection and hydration. This serum is also cruelty-free, gluten-free, and are made without sulfates, SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehyde, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances.

I have always regarded Saturday Skin as a brand that caters to those with dry, normal, and sensitive skin type. However, the ingredients on this serum are too good to pass up so I took the chance in trying it. The serum has a creamy consistency but absorbs easily on the skin. It’s not the lightest serum out there but it’s light for my oily skin. It also dries matte so I can actually use it morning and night. I have been using this for about three weeks now and I have noticed that even though the serum feels extremely gentle on the skin, it does the job on providing me a radiant and glowing complexion. It feels hydrating and doesn’t make my skin shiny and oily in the afternoon and it also feels nourishing to the skin. Niacinamide is also pretty high up in the ingredient list so this also helps provide brightening to my skin. I feel like this is perfect for those looking for a gentle product that will nourish, hydrate, and brighten their complexion.

The Saturday Skin Bright Potion Probiotic Power Serum was provided by @saturdayskin and @octoly. Available $51 at

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