Sunday, January 19, 2014

Review: Holika Holika Apple Shine Turn Over Essence




This is one of my favorite products!! My skin is usually a bit tight after I use my toner and it typically feels a bit dry. This essence goes on and it's like a refreshing glass of water on a hot day. It smells wonderfully like a granny smith apple. It's got a gel/lotion texture that I absolutely love. I'm not sure I'd be particularly clear if I said it makes my skin feel new, but it does. I have it on at the moment and if you rub your hand on my cheek, it's completely soft and smooth. It does make my skin feel a bit dry, but after I add my emulsion, it's okay. I would suggest following up with an emulsion or moisturizer. That being said, I'm really glad it's not sticky like another essence I've tried (can't recall the name!). I was worried about the size of the product, since the bottle is quite small, but only 2 pumps are needed to cover my whole face and the bottle has lasted me a while.


-Smooths skin quite a bit
-Easy to get out of the bottle (pump)
-Not sticky
-Smells fabulous!


-Leaves skin a bit dry
-Apple scent is strong for those who don't like strong scents (I like strong scents)
-I didn't really notice any "cares of dead skin" happening, but it may be because I wash regularly and this product comes in the middle of my routine.

*.. SCORE ..*

Just because I don't like how dry my skin feels



This and all other reviews by me are 100% my opinion. I purchased these products with my own money for the purposes of skin care and decided to review them on my own.


  1. I love strong scents too - might have to check this out!

    Love the damask print of your blog, by the way - too pretty!

    1. Thank you! I was thinking about changing it, but I'll keep it around now! :)

    2. Hahaha :) I definitely like how you were picture-heavy on this. I try and use a lot on mine too. When I see a lot of pictures, it makes me feel like I'm in on the process, you know?

      Regardless, can't wait until the next post!

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