Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Skincare ~ Time Cosmetics Refreshing Facial Serum Mist (Rose Water/Oil Mist)

Not sure how helpful this post is, since this mist seems to be unavailable pretty much everywhere. I don't know if this brand is even popular in South Korea or if it's a one off, because their website is down, and the last post on their facebook was from 2019. But either way, I took the pictures, I really like it, and I will review it.

The mist comes in a nice box

This is a part water, part oil mist. The scent of roses is really amazing, and I do want to believe it is all from natural sources. This is what happens a lot in Asia, kind of like the nail polish indies here in the US, where the market  is saturated, and some companies don't make the cut. Not because they are bad, but because there is just so much of a product out there that meets the demand, that it is difficult to stay afloat. Add to that the fact that a lot of big corporate conglomerates own half of the market (i.e.: Innisfree or Sulwhasoo), so it gets even more challenging to penetrate it.

Alright, so the way I feel about mists is very particular. I tend to use them year round, but I am really careful when I use them. I don't use them after a long day, for example. If I think my skin is 'dirty' after an 8-hour-day of work, and my skin is crying for moisture, I just go home and wash my face first. I mostly I leave them for emergencies only (i.e.: traveling). I just think that bacteria requires water to grow, and I don't want to give them what they want. So, I am usually very careful.

Translation from google translate

The way I use it is to either layer my skincare. For instance, I've applied retinol, and I went to eat a late night snack, I come back and before I apply my moisturizer, I spritz some on my face to prep my skin. The moisturizer will sink in better, because my face won't be a desert. Another way to use it is to refresh the makeup after a couple of hours of being in a dry location or indoors with a/c blasting to the max. In the Winter, it's a given for the morning before breakfast on some lazy days when I don't want to wash my face, it wakes me up and just helps to keep it going until I decide to do my morning routine. Likewise, after washing my face, if I am running late to work, I will spray it on after my toner and just go.

The good thing about this mist is not only the scent, but the fine dispersion of the water and oil particles. It is very subtle, but it covers a large surface area in only a few (3-4) motions. My favorite mist is from Omorovicza, it is rather expensive, but it does the best job out of all the ones I've tried. I could go on and on about that one, but I will reserve it for another post. I tried to capture the fine mist on the video above using a piece of blotting linen.

Left: before shaking
Right: after shaking

Another use for it is when I need to apply sunscreen when I'm out and about. I will use a cleansing cloth that I keep most times in my purse, such as a makeup remover wipe, and before I apply sunscreen, I will mist a bit to make the sunscreen glide and absorb better. I like that this one has a little bit of jojoba oil, which doesn't feel tacky or sticky on my skin. Moreover, the oil helps to make it suitable for makeup, so that it doesn't get disturbed. This one s definitely a keeper, I hope I find something similar when I run out. Below are the pictures from Image, the store where I got it from. It is located in the heart of Monterrey Park, California (their yelp here). I really love this store, and the things I've bought from there are always good, so I trust them. This is where I get my Anna Sui and Paul & Joe fix sometimes. They have other stores throughout LA but this is their headquarters.

Where to buy in the US:

I get it from Image IRL but I am unsure where else to get it from. I don't buy things like this on Amazon because of fakes.

Fine Print: If you find something wrong with this post, please let me know, broken links, typos, different opinions, etc. These items were purchased by me or sent to me by a friend. The above are not affiliated links. The opinions on this post are mine. I am not a professional makeup artist, nor a nail tech, nor an aesthetician, so please take everything with a grain of salt. Actually, take anything found on the internet with a grain of salt <3

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