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October Picks: Newest Additions to My Skincare Routine

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As with skincare empties, it’s also a great idea to do a monthly check of new products added to your skincare routine and that’s what I’m starting this October! This helps to keep track of any new product that might not be working for you (causes breakouts, etc.) or one that’s proving useful in your routine.

For this post, I’ll be sharing 6 new additions; a brief overview, price points, where to shop them (with discounts) and my first impressions. Brands featured include COSRX, TIA’M, PURITO, SOME BY MI and PYUNKANG YUL.

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You can use code KHAIRAH21 to get some $$ off all orders on Yesstyle, no minimum spending required! I get a commission the same amount of $$ as the discount you get🖤

Please use the links below for each product if you’d like to shop any of them.

Some are affiliate links so I get a tiny commission for completed purchases at no cost to you! This contributes to the maintenance of the blog, so I absolutely would appreciate you using the links!🖤

About My Skincare Monthly Picks

These posts will not be reviews; it’s more of going back to the old way of sharing casual contents with a blog audience; the way it used to be before social media tools like InstaStories!

I also feel the need to mention this: Although I’m trying to finish up products in my current stash, these products had to be opened either because there were no other options in my stash or I had to try them out for reviews (gifted PR).

1. PURITO Oat-In Calming Gel Cream **PR

I was quite happy to receive this newly launched cream from PURITO, after reaching out via email to try their DermaHA-3 liquid and serum


Claims: A lightweight fast-absorbing gel cream that provides long-lasting hydration. It comes in a size of 100ml.

Key Ingredients: 77% Avena Sativa (Oat) seed water, Panthenol.

Price: $16 – $17

Shop on:

YesStyle (Use code KHAIRAH21 for extra 2-5% off)

– GlowMonde

Quick Impressions: I honestly love the efforts the brand keeps putting in, for better sustainability! I’d share my review soon, so stay tuned because it will contain all the great details about the product!

More Skincare Content:

– September Skincare Empties + Reviews

– 20 Affordable Sunscreens With No White Cast

– How to LAYER Your Skincare Products

2. MISSHA All-Around Safe Block Essence Sun SPF45 PA+++

This sunscreen is quite popular in the Nigerian skincare community and it has quite a number of variations.


Claims: A moisturizing (chemical) sunscreen that provides intense nourishment and hydration to the skin. It comes in a size of 50ml.

Key Ingredients: chemical UV filters, Relief water and Oriental Tea Newplex (these are combinations of ingredients).

Price: $6 – $12

Shop on:

YesStyle (Use code KHAIRAH21 for extra 2-5% off)

StyleKorean (50% right now at $6!)

BuyBetter Nigeria (4,250 NGN)

Quick Impressions: Another sunscreen with a nice smell and it blends in soo easily (but stings my eyes sometimes)!

Update(07/10/21): I LOST THE SUNSCREEN😭😭. I forgot it at a restroom I went to, for reapplication. It felt so terrible and my heart literally shattered. I didn’t even realise I was this attached to my skincare products. But yeah, that happened so the review will be postponed till I purchase it again.

3. COSRX Advanced Snail Mucin Gel Cleanser

Since I liked the COSRX low pH cleanser and the snail mucin essence, I was very curious to see what a snail mucin cleanser could do. I also needed to get new cleansers and it seemed like the best opportunity to try it.


Claims: An ultra-gentle gel cleanser specially formulated with skin beneficial ingredients to hydrate and protect the skin. It comes in different sizes.

Key Ingredients: 10,000ppm of Snail secretion filtrate (snail mucin).

Price: $5 – $20

Shop on:

YesStyle: 20ml, 150ml (Use code KHAIRAH21 for extra 2-5% off)

StyleKorean: 50ml, 150ml

COSRX website (All sizes)

BuyBetter Nigeria (5,500 NGN)

Quick Impressions: I wasn’t expecting its smell! It has a nice lemon/lime-like smell and I think I’d get addicted to it pretty soon. 

4. SOME BY MI YUJA Niacin Brightening Toner (Trial kit size) **PR

I received the YUJA NIACIN starter kit as part of a Yesstyle campaign and I’ve been curious about trying it. The brand has quite a number of brightening products and this toner is one of them.



However, I saw the term “whitening” severally and that made me skeptical. Eventually, I opened the kit to try as a remedy for the recent sun damage to my forehead. As a precaution, I’m using it for that region only. 

Claims: . A low pH toner combining the brightening effects of several ingredients including twelve kinds of vitamins and lotus extract, also for spot and blemish care. The trial kit size is 30ml but it comes in a full size of 150ml.

Key Ingredients: 90% YUJA extract, 5% Niacinamide.

Price: $14 – $22

Shop the full size on:

YesStyle (Use code KHAIRAH21 for extra 2-5% off)


Quick Impressions: It absorbs quite easily into the skin and it smells like tangerine!






5. SOME BY MI YUJA Niacin Brightening Sleeping Mask (Trial kit size)

The second product in the kit that I currently have opened is the sleeping mask. Nighttime routines seem to be much more effective, so I use this on the areas with sun damage. One thing to note is that YUJA extract (citrus junos fruit) is very rich in vitamin C, hence this kit has high vitamin C concentrations.


Claims: .A brightening and special care sleeping mask with similar brightening ingredients as with the toner. The trial kit size is 20g but it comes in a full and mini size.

Key Ingredients: 70.5% YUJA extract, 5% Niacinamide.

Price: $7 – $18

Shop on:

YesStyle: 15g, 60g (Use code KHAIRAH21 for extra 2-5% off)

StyleKorean: 60g 

Quick Impressions: It has a similar smell to the toner but this one lingers on for too long; I’m not a fan.

6. PYUNKANG YUL Acne Spot Cream

Since my experience with the SebaMed Anti-Pimple Gel, I’ve been a fan of acne spot creams. I fancy the Pyunkang Yul brand so I decided to start off with their spot cream. 


Claims: A specialised cream for soothing acne within the first 12 hours, with anti-bacterial effects to inhibit acne bacteria from growing. It comes in a size of 15ml.

Key Ingredients: .

Price: $9 – $13

Shop on:

YesStyle (Use code KHAIRAH21 for extra 2-5% off)


Quick Impressions: I’ve only used it a few times but it dried out the pimples!

More skincare reviews:

– Does The TIAM Vita B3 Source Work For Body Discoloration?

– SkinScience Sunscreen Lotion REVIEW

– COSRX Aloe Soothing SPF 50+ Sun Cream Review

**All pictures used in this post are mine (except ad banners). Do not reuse without my permissions.

Thank you for reading, I hope you found these helpful and maybe even some new products to try!🖤 Let me know in the comments if you’ve tried any of these and your thoughts on them.

With Love,



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