03 December 2018

Review: Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Cleansing Bar, Toner and Serum

Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Series

Welcome to December!!

After procrastinating for a few days I finally got the mood to write a review of one of the most viral products in 2018!! What are they? They are Some by Mi AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Series!! I'm gonna do a review on their Cleansing Bar, Toner and Serum. I saw a lot of their amazing skin transformation video on Instagram but are those product really as good as the brand claim? Keep on reading!!
Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Cleansing Bar Box

Cleansing Bar Description:

Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Cleansing Bar gently cleanses accumulated dead skin cells and impurities on the skin with AHA, BHA and PHA ingredients to balance out for maintaining a brighter and healthier skin. AHA slough off dead skin cells and impurities on skin surface; BHA to remove impurities and sebum inside pores; and PHA to prevent moisture loss in skin. Infused with 10,000 ppm of tea tree extracts and other naturally-derived ingredients to provide a mild yet powerful cleansing experience without causing skin irritation.
Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Cleansing Bar Packaging

How to Use the Cleansing Bar:
1. Foam up with water and massage onto face or other blemished body parts.
2. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Cleansing Bar Wrap

Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Soap

Cleansing Bar Packaging:
Some By Mi Cleansing Bar comes in a box with a green and white color scheme. The soap itself is wrapped in plastic and cling wrap. I don't really know why they have to wrap the soap with a clingwrap and then wrapped it again with a plastic wrap though?

Cleansing Bar Ingredients:
Lauric Acid, Sodium Stearate, Saponified Palm Oil, Sodium Stearate, Saponified Palm Oil, Sodium Laurate, Sodium Myristate, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Sorbitol, Lauramidopropyl Betaine (LBP), Sodium Hyaluronate, Niacinamide, Chlorella Powder, Wheatgrass Powder, Tea Tree Extract, Fish Mint Extract, Chinese Liquorice Extract, Edelweiss Extract, Olive Oil, Argan Oil, Green Tea Seed Oil, Baobab Tree Extract, Willow Tree Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Apple Extract, Lemon Extract, Orange Extract, Birch Bark Extract, Hydrolyzed Potato Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Lactobionic Acid, Tea Tree Leaf Oil, Trisodium EDTA

Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Cleansing Bar Texture

Cleansing Bar Texture:
The soap has a nice gentle scent and if you use handmade soap often you might notice that it has a similar texture like it is quite soft, melts easily and I can definitely use it all up because store bought soap usually gets really hard and it won't foams easily  when it gets smaller. I like to use a buble maker to make a nice gentle foam that feels good on skin.

My Experience with the Cleansing Bar:
I quite like this cleansing bar and it is currently on my second favorite after Bio Talk Detox soap (which I haven't made a review yet (^_^)!). I never had any irritation while using it and my skin also didn't feel tight and dry afterwards which is great!! Oh btw this cleansing bar last really long! I started using it in September and after 3 months it only reduced about 2/3 so I reckon I can get another 1 or 2 months before it's gone.

Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Toner Packaging

Toner Description:
Some by Mi AHA, BHA, PHA 30 Days Miracle Toner contains natural 10,000 ppm tea tree extracts to exfoliate for a healthier skin. Removes dead skin cells and impurities without irritation. A sub-acidic product with 5.5 pH that's similar to the pH level of skin. Dermatologically tested and suitable for all skin types.

How to Use the Toner:

Daily Use: After cleansing, use a cotton pad to wipe toner on face, then pat gently for bette absorption.
Pore Care: Take an appropriate amount of toner with a cotton pad and apply on areas with dead skin cells problems. Leave it on for 1-3 minutes and wipe off gently.

Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Toner Bottle

Toner Packaging:
It comes in box packaging with similar design like the cleansing bar. The toner itself is in a green plastic bottle with a twist cap, there's actually a seal on the opening but I already took it off. 

Toner Ingredients:
Water, Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract (10000ppm), Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Seed Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera (Sacred Lotus) Flower Extract, Swiftlet Nest Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Fructan, Allantoin, Adenosine, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Xylitol, Salicylic Acid (100ppm), Lactobionic Acid (100ppm), Citric Acid (500ppm), Sodium Citrate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Benzyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Raspberry Ketone, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil

Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Toner Texture

Toner Texture:
Some by Mi Miracle Toner has a watery texture with a really faint minty scent. It's not tacky at all, absorbs quite well and TBH my skin felt really nice and quite hydrating afterwards.

My Experience with the Toner:
I use the Some By Mi Miracle Toner on my morning and night routine and about once a week I also did a cotton mask with the toner. I've tried other exfoliating toner before like the Secret Key Hyaluron Soft Micro Peel Toner but I felt like the Secret Key is too light for me and it also didn't have acne healing properties like this one. It's also quite gentle on my skin and I have no irritation or allergic reaction while using it. The other exfoliating toner that I've tried aside from SomeByMi is The Ordinary Glycolic Acid  7% Toning Solution which I can't use often because it's not as gentle as this one. So if you're looking for exfoliating toner with acne healing properties then you can probably try this one.

Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Serum Box

Serum Description
Highly concentrated tea tree serum that changes the condition of your skin in just 30 days! Infused with 10,000ppm tea tree leaf water and 14.5% centella extract, this serum actively soothes and calms irritated, damaged skin, diminishes the appearance of blemishes, removes stubborn dead skin cells and shrinks pore size for a smooth complexion. Added with AHA to slough off dead skin cells, BHA to remove excess sebum, and PHA to retain skin’s moisture.

Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Serum Description

How to use the Serum:
1. Shake well before use.
2. Prep your skin with toner after cleansing.
3. Dispense proper amount from the dropper and apply on cheeks and forehead.
4. Gently pat for better absorption.

Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Serum Bottle

Serum Packaging:
It comes in a thick plastic bottle with a pipette inside. I thought it was glass at first and my heart almost sink the first time I dropped it but thank God it survives #LOL. 

Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Serum Pipette

Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Serum Texture

Serum Texture:
The Some By Mi Serum is an oil-water hybrid so you have to shake the product first before using. It has greenish tint color and somewhat citrusy scent to it. It leaves a slightly oily residue on my skin but the oiliness is usually gone after I use moisturizer.

Serum Ingredients:
Water, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract (14,77%), Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Propanediol, Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Niacinamide, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Water (10,000ppm), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis (Baikal Skullcap) Root Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum (Japanese Knotweed) Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Sodium Lactate (18,375ppb), Sodium PCA (7,875ppb), Citric Acid (7,875ppb), Lactic Acid (3,150ppb), Malic Acid (3,150ppb), Glycolic Acid (3,150ppb), Pyruvic Acid (525ppb), Tartaric Acid (10.5ppb), Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Extract (105ppm), Lactobionic Acid (105ppm), Pentylene Glycol, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Leaf Extract, Syringa Vulgaris (Lilac) Extract, Houttuynia Cordata (Tsi) Extract, Angelica Keiskei Extract, Althaea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Root Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Madecassoside, Camellia Oleifera (Tea-Oil Camellia) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina (Dog Rose) Fruit Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Sodium Chloride, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Leaf Extract, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Flower Extract, Xanthan Gum, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense) Oil, Melia Azadirachta Bark Extract, Pearl Powder, Amyris Balsamifera (West Indian Rosewood) Bark Oil, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Flower/Leaf Extract, Disodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

My Experience with the Serum:
I'm having a bit of a love and hate relationship with the serum because it tends to make my skin oilier during the day maybe because it's slightly drying on my skin so it produces more sebum to counter it?? But after I change my moisturizer though I didn't have that problem but I only found out about it after I'm using it for about two weeks which is frustrating. Also from all of the Some By Mi Miracle Series the serum is the only products that gave me occasional breakout and took more time for my skin to adjust.

Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Series Inside Packaging

Overall Experience with Some By Mi Miracle Series:
So I was having a pretty stubborn acne which comes and leaves in the exact spot for about a months or so and decided to try these three products. And.... Since I'm pretty emotional about it I use all three products at the same time instead of introducing each product one by one and letting my skin to adjust first.

The first week I felt that my skin looks nice and my acne does looks like it's getting better, I'm not having any redness and some of my clogged pore areas also feels smoother. Going onto my second week I'm having a few hormonal breakout and some on my forehead so I thought okay am I purging or what?? But I don't wanna admit my defeat so I'm continuing it and on the 3rd week all hell breaks loose!! I have more acne and they look red and angry so I stop.

After deciding that I need to stop using those 3 products altogether I go back on using my usual skincare and changing my moisturizer to a heavier. So what I did was using the Cleansing Bar for 10 days first, adding the toner for 10 days and finally the serum for 10 days. So the overall trial period is around two months or so.

Anyway after using both the cleansing bar and toner and changing the moisturizer I notice that I don't have more breakout and my skin gradually calms and no more breakout. So after using both cleansing bar and toner for 10 days I finally add the serum into my skincare routine and I'm having breakout at the 2nd DAY!! I felt like I wanna cry... Like why won't my skin understands... Didn't you know how much time, money and efforts I spend to take care of you!! I totally almost have a nervous breakdown. 

So day two... Breakout... Darn it... Since I already bought it I kept using it to see if my skin will adjust to the product and thankfully my skin adjust to the serum after about a week and gradually look better. It didn't look as flawless as the girl in the Instagram videos but for the acne and lighter acne marks the Some By Mi really helps taking care of them provided the serum won't breaks you out at first #LOL. As for the acne scar I don't think it'll help but who know? Maybe in the long run?? I'd better take my chance with fractional laser for the acne scar though.

Pheww... almost the end of my review so here are some take home messages:
  1. If you want to try the whole series tried introducing it one by one into you skincare routine instead of using them all at once.
  2. For exfoliating products like the Some By Mi Miracle series even though they claim to be moisturizing try changing you moisturizer to a heavier one or adds a hydrating serum to your routine. Why? If you skin is dehydrated it'll produced more sebum and in turns you'll have more breakouts. So hydration is key!!
  3. Be patient and takes note of your skin. There's no one products that can cures all of your skin problems. Tackle one at first and if you feel like you can get the hang of it then you can go to the next one otherwise it'll be too overwhelming.

Last but not least here's a short video that I gather from my Insta Stories.. You can check the stories on my Instagram @crochetandlipstick. Oh and the 30 days in this video means 30 days of using the 3 products (Cleansing Bar, Toner and Serum), but the overall trial period is around two months like I have mentioned previously. 

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  1. produk ini emg pro kontra deh di korea jugaa, aku bahkan nntn liah yoo dia mengecam keras produk ini 😅 #kbbvmember

  2. some by mi ini hits banget ya, tapi aku masih blom coba hahahaaa #kbbvmember

  3. Iya bener kata Natasha, produk ini pro dan kontra banget. Aku pakai terasa gentle banget produknya, tapi baru pakai seminggu sih. Sekarang lagi stop mau ngabisin skincare lainnya. Tar mau pakai lagi sampai habis karena suka hasil pemakaian minggu pertama. Semoga kulitku gak marah :p
    Thanks sarannya sekar, udah lama gak lihat reviewmu :D #kbbvmember

  4. Penasaran nih sama tonernya ini. Banyak ygsuka tapi banyak yg ga cocok juga


  5. waah kamu ngalamin purging juga ya.. cuma oke juga purging kamu ga terlalu lama.. aku penasaran pengen cobain nih.. #kbbvmember

  6. Produknya emang hype ya, tp kalo baca review juga ga semua orang cocok. Glad that you were healing soon 👍 #kbbvmember

  7. Lagi hits banget ya produk ini, tapi masih gak berani buat nyoba karena produk ini yang lagi pro kontra #kbbvmember

  8. Denger kata purging bikin aku agak gimana gitu ya. Mau tapi takut. #kbbvmember

  9. denger-denger nggak dianjurkan pake tiap hari karena AHA BHA-nya, kata Liah Yoo. Aku udah beli sampel-sampelnya sih. Makenya jarang-jarang tapi. Sabar ya mbak, wes kadung beli full XD #kbbvmember

  10. Sempat pengen coba produk ini karena iklannya menggiurkan banget wkwk #kbbvmember

  11. OMG, skin care regime is always challenging moreover if you are trying to add some new products. Sometimes, skin reaction is just too hard to handle. But luckily you can maintain it to a better skin. #KBBVmember

  12. Ada yang bilang kalo dipakai tiap hari malah nggak pas, mendingan dipakai selang-seling gitu. Tapi aku belum pernah nyoba karena klaim yang ditawarkan produk ini nggak sesuai sama masalah kulitku hehe #kbbvmember

  13. Brand ini kayaknya lagi naik daun ya mbak, kapan itu ada follower yg mnt review tonernya. Lah tonerku udh byk 😂 Ku tyda sanggup nambah lagi bahahaha

  14. takut gw sama aha hehe, kapok karena dulu pernah perih banget #KBBVMember Carnellin

  15. Kayaknya produk ini lg ngehype banget ya :)

    Udah dalam wishlist sih hehe #kbbvmember

  16. produk ini sepertinya lagi booming ya, di korea juga banyak yang pro kontra tentang produk ini. belum perna cobain sendiri sih mungkin kalau sudah pakai produk ini baru akan kelihatan hasilnya bagaimana hehehehe

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  17. omg produknya bagus 😍😍😍

  18. wahh produk ini yg wktu itu booming bgt yah kaa cuma aku agak ga brani pake AHA BHA karna kulit aku yg sensitif parah 😭
    Ig : @jenzloo

  19. Toner sama sabunnya fav aku bangeetttt bener2 masuk di kulit akuu, cocok dan rekomen bgt buat acne prone skin... Kandungan AHA BHA nya juga masih tergolong rendah jd bisa dipakai setiap hari 👍👍
    Ig : _nekomiaw

  20. Tonernya fav aku banget juga ini ka udh repurchase 2x cocok banget di kulit aku yang oily dan acne skin ����


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