Ladykin – Fresh Strawberry Icing Gel Bar REVIEW! | What the ***K??

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Welcome to What the ***K! Testing out Korean beauty products is a LOT of fun, so I figured we could do it together! Today I’m testing the Ladykin Fresh Strawberry Icing Gel Bar (! We’ll talk about value, ingredients, and test it out to see the pros and cons!

Here’s a really interesting article (Thanks Kenz!) Stopping Sunburn with Strawberries –

Lynda found this article called Top 5 Benefits of Strawberry for Skin –

And a medical study found by Ivy –
“We have demonstrated for the first time that the topical use of strawberry extract may provide good photoprotection, even if more in-depth studies are strongly encouraged in order to evaluate the cellular and molecular effects of strawberry protection.”

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Time Stamps
Product Details (Value/Packaging) – 0:47
Product Claims – 1:35
Ingredient Analysis – 2:51
Product Demo/Full Review – 5:18

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Ingredient Links
CIR Study mentioning Strawberry –

Butylene Glycol –

Alcohol in cosmetics –

Sodium Hyaluronate –

Allantoin –

Beta Glucan –

Panthenol –

Benefits of Panthenol in Skin Care

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  1. Mominaodiji
    Mominaodiji 18 April, 2017, 00:32

    I've seen strawberries in skin whitening masks (homemade). I don't know what aspect of it whitens the face (or if it really does) but that's where I've seen it

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  2. Bridgette Warner
    Bridgette Warner 18 April, 2017, 00:32

    I have to believe that because strawberries are fairly high vitamin C so it's good for brightening and I believe strawberries have antioxidents and properties to help remove impurities and help prevent acne. However, I would think this would be better served as like a face wash, toner or even a serum but not a moisturizer….especially because they added alcohol. Seems counterproductive for a moisturizer. I bet it would work great on sunburns as long as there are no blisters…I would think it would sting because of the alcohol content but I could be wrong.

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  3. Shannon Quinn
    Shannon Quinn 18 April, 2017, 00:32

    I'll admit, at a quick, first glance, I thought "Wow, Jen has REALLY branched out in what kind of products she is reviewing……". Lol. Guess I'm with John on this one. 😉 Another great video!

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  4. Danielle H
    Danielle H 18 April, 2017, 00:32

    I saw other things…. and with the title "Ladykin," well…. lol.

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  5. Bevheart75
    Bevheart75 18 April, 2017, 00:32

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  6. Stacy Starz
    Stacy Starz 18 April, 2017, 00:32

    it looks like a little of both lol

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  7. Danielle Shepherd
    Danielle Shepherd 18 April, 2017, 00:32

    Despite the alcohol I still want to try it. Only once though.

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  8. Smurfett Smurf
    Smurfett Smurf 18 April, 2017, 00:32

    Strawberry extract sounded so good! Too bad there is no info to support that it is good for your skin. Great review Jen!!!

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  9. vorkutyanka
    vorkutyanka 18 April, 2017, 00:32

    I can't offer you any scientifically proven data, but I can share that ever since I was a baby, most woman in my life (or rather, in my birth country of Soviet Union) used a mixture of sour cream and puréed strawberries to:
    1) make a face mask that they said to be nourishing, and
    2) apply to areas where one had sunburn-this was the first remedy used, probably because strawberries were in season from mid May to late July/early August. I use it on my kids in rare cases of sunburn even now because, in my experience, it works better than anything else I've tried (like lotions/cream that are marketed for this purpose, or aloe gel or juice straight from the plant leaf).
    This is not really a proven fact, but an interesting piece of info, never the less.

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  10. Ashley Bryant
    Ashley Bryant 18 April, 2017, 00:32

    It looks like a popsicle to me too. That is what first came to mind. Its too "popsicle-ish" to look like the other thing, but I dont really know what "they" are coming out with these days.

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  11. Felicia Graham
    Felicia Graham 18 April, 2017, 00:32

    Is it true that not all alcohols in skincare are like the ones we think of as being drying like rubbing alcohol for instance? I have heard that there are actually moisturizing.

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  12. Olivia Stewart
    Olivia Stewart 18 April, 2017, 00:32

    Alcohol in a moisturizer? I don't think it's for my extremely dry skin.

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  13. Vanessa Puckett
    Vanessa Puckett 18 April, 2017, 00:32

    I bet this will be good for people with oily skin. I like gel moisturizers

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  14. Ivy Mae
    Ivy Mae 18 April, 2017, 00:32

    As far at the strawberry skin benefits, MAYBE…but most likely I not really….Ifound this article *and this*→ other than that, nothing trustworthy.

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  15. sharon hardy
    sharon hardy 18 April, 2017, 00:32

    My first thought was probably in line with your husbands.

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  16. Misty Girard
    Misty Girard 18 April, 2017, 00:32

    Is it sold as a facial moisturizer? Would it be good for your body instead?

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  17. Vanessa Puckett
    Vanessa Puckett 18 April, 2017, 00:32

    that looks like…..well other things. lol

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  18. PrettyPistol86
    PrettyPistol86 18 April, 2017, 00:32

    Hahaha 😂😂 It just looks so odd! Bummer it didn't feel more moisturizing.

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  19. lacondesalatina
    lacondesalatina 18 April, 2017, 00:32


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  20. yensid
    yensid 18 April, 2017, 00:32

    Maybe the strawberry extract is supposed to be some type of AHA? I know sweet scented products are pretty standard for both Korea & Japan.

    I actually bought that bb cream you reviewed a couple weeks back & love it. I think it's called Hallika Hallika Sweet Cotton Pore Cover? I wasn't sure because of the scent but it wasn't strong at all. I also bought another Korean bb cream from Missha that I found on Amazon when I was searching for the other. I gotta say, compared to American bb creams these are so much better. The coverage is like medium radiant foundation, the spf is high & they're loaded with skincare. I'm so plzed. I must say that for anyone who isn't ultra fair to med light, it would be difficult to find Korean cosmetics. Like many Asian countries, they really revere fair skin. ( I won't go into all the cultural reasons behind that here it would take too long)

    And that moisturizer looks a lot like a missile popsicle we used to get from the ice cream truck back in the day.

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