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Skin Food Steam Milk Essence Mist All-Kill [Korean Skin Care Product Review]

Skin Food Steam Milk Essence Mist

Skin Food Steam Milk Essence Mist is currently my favorite go-to all-kill product. Any user of a Korean skin care products can relate with me here: sometimes I wake up late and I don’t have enough time to go through every step of my skin care regimen. I only have 15 minutes to leave the house.

That’s why I’m so glad that Skin Food condenses 3 steps in one! That’s what this mist does. It’s a godsend. It’s so quick and easy to use! It combines toner, serum and emulsion. All I have to do is finish a quick wash with foaming cleanser (or a face wipe!) and then spray the mist over my face (about 20 cm away). Next, I pat the mist into my skin gently with my fingertips so that it absorbs fully. It dries quickly and I can then apply my eye cream, SPF and moisturizer or … yes, just SPF, make up and I’m out the door.

Skin Food Steam Milk Essence Mist

Approx. $15
Size: 150ml
Fragrance: Pleasant powder and soapiness. The smell can be a bit strong for some people, but I love it.
Skin effect: Maybe a little too shiny/oily after about 3-4 hours.
Pros: 3-in-1 toner, serum, and emulsion which saves SO MUCH TIME day or night.
Cons: Can cause irritation if you’re using retinol or other strong prescription facial treatments. Can cause some oil to build up through out the day; blotting may be necessary.
Please look at the side effects of any prescriptions vs the ingredients in this product and use accordingly.
Spray the mist over your face (about 20 cm away). Pat the mist into skin gently with  fingertips so that it absorbs fully.

I found this from a seller on Amazon for $14.98 (it’s currently out of stock but you can search for it on Amazon. I’ll update this post when I find it for sale.) and I didn’t expect to like this product so much when I ordered it. I was actively trying to find a combination product when I started my search, and I’ve always had good experience with SkinFood products so I decided to give this a try.

The Skin Food Steam Milk Essence smell is very unique — it’s almost powdery and soapy at the same time. I would describe it as a pleasant and fresh smell, almost similar to that of many other Korean beauty product…with a twist.

Skin Food Steam Milk Essence Mist

The packaging was absolutely adorable! The milk essence mist came in a milk carton with a list of ingredients and directions printed on it, held closed by a band. I was pleasantly surprised when I received it.

After consistent use of about a month, I notice that about 3-4 hours in, there is a shine/oil that builds up on my skin. I do have a tendency to get oily throughout the day so this isn’t a huge deal for me and I usually just blot my face when I get a chance. But it goes beyond a glow for me into oily territory, so for that I need to deduct some points.

Another issue I had is that I am under medication for acne by my dermatologist and I was prescribed a retinol treatment. This interacted badly with Skin Food Steam Milk mist and caused my face to swell a bit along with red spots. It was pretty uncomfortable–I advise you to stay away from this when you apply something like retinol to your face since this essence does include toner, which is a no-no when on retinol.

My solution was simply to stop using this product when I applied retinol. Problem solved.

You don’t need to spend a ton of money to look good, you just need to moisturize and  pick the right products for your skin type!

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