[ REVIEW ] Aprilskin Magic Stone

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After posting it on my private Facebook, everyone around me has been asking me about Aprilskin, and since it made a huge wave all around the world, I decided, why not grab some Aprilskin products for myself. Today, I wanted to talk about the Aprilskin Magic Stones, which was the product that took the nation of Korea, no, the world by storm.


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Get beautiful skin like the sunny days in April with Aprilskin. As the beginning of Spring, April is seen as a time of new life being born. Aprilskin symbolizes the radiant skin that’s beautiful like the sunny days in Spring. The term also means the renewal, new skin being born. Aprilskin is a natural cosmetics brand that rejuvenates skin cells to reveal beautiful and healthy skin.

THREE PRINCIPLES OF APRILSKIN

  1. Hypoallergenic: We use absolutely no harmful ingredients
  2. Skin rejuvenation: We make products that revitalizes your skin
  3. Carefully selected ingredients: We only provide products that passed complex inspections

Until everyone has beautiful skin like the sunny days of Spring, Aprilskin will continue to strive.

Bare faced soap Magic Stone is a hard soap that does NOT soften even when it is soaked in water. It helps to deep cleanse with an abundant amount of foam generated from ingredients such as toreumallin and E.M. fermented broth. It is a 100% handmade soap that can not only be used for removing makeup, but also for kids with sensitive skin or someone who is sensitive to scent.

So, seems like a pretty decent product according to what the official site says, but of course with any of my reviews, I had to undergo a long trial to see how the product performs, and with my ever changing skin type, I could see how the magic stone truly performed. There are two colors for the magic stone; black stone which is intended for morning use and original stone which you use during the night.

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I used the stones in replacement of my usual cleansers and pore care products, and I must say, these stones do a very dandy job. They’re made with natural ingredients (though stated, I can’t actually find an ingredients list anywhere, sorry guys) and also do not contain the 7 harmful ingredients known to skin. The Magic Stone is free from formaldehyde, mineral oils, fragrances, parabens, animal oils, artificial hardeners and chemical surfactants.

KEY INGREDIENTS:

  • Shea Butter – Deep nourishment and skin repair
  • French Green Mud – Pore tightening, sebum clearing and blood circulation
  • Fermented Migang – Whitening and anti-aging
  • Sulfur – Acne care and improves rosacea, sensitivities
  • Tourmaline – Brightening and anti-aging
  • E.M. Fermented Broth – Activator (?) I honestly have no idea. If you guys know, then message me so I can update this ASAP!
  • Sunflower Seed Oil – Humectant and skin hydration
  • Hyaluronic Acid – Superb hydration and anti-aging
  • Coconut Oil – Deep nourishment and anti-trouble
  • Palmolein Oil – Rich in vitamin E which helps anti-aging
  • Castor Oil – Deep nourishment and anti-aging
  • Grape Seed Oil – Deep nourishment, and regulates sebum in the skin

Using the soaps, they foamed up pretty well and didn’t crumble apart in the water, like regular soap bars do. I found that other soap bars for the face actually fell apart in water, or dissolved quickly, so the fact that the Magic Stone retains it’s shape even when wet, means you’re getting your money’s worth. I’ve used the soap for almost a month now, and still have almost the same amount of product from when I first started using it. The black and white soap are very similar, with a few ingredients and functions differing between the two.

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Since the black stone is used during the morning as your gentle cleanser to keep your skin fresh for the day, the stone focuses more on keeping your skin purified, brighter and soothed, whereas the white stone focuses more on deep cleaning and pore care. What I like about this, is that the stones can do very similar things, yet focus on certain aspects that are more essential during certain times of the day. This means, you can custom fit your cleansing with these stones according to what you need more of. For me, I think I prefer a deep cleaning all round, so I’d solely choose to stick to only using the original stone rather than the black stone.

As for the claims, I’ll go through them one by one, though I think I did touch on it earlier in the post.

  1. Deep cleaning: I’ve never had a cleansing product work so well to keep my skin and pores THIS clean before. It usually took me a heating gel and a mud mask to keep my pores ultra clean, but the Magic Stones managed to clear my pores in a matter of seconds with only the cleansing step alone. This is definitely a huge recommendation for those who have pore troubles, or oily skin
  2. Skin Detox: I don’t exactly know what skin detoxing is, but I can mention that my skin always feels clean after using the Magic Stones and my skin texture has improved significantly. I have however, been breaking out a lot more since using the stones, but that is due to the stones drawing out all the impurities from my skin, and not my usual factors for when I break out.
  3. Pore Cleansing: Read above
  4. Skin Soothing: Omitting the breakouts, my skin hasn’t reacted at all to the soap, and even when I cut myself from shaving, I don’t feel any stinging or pains whatsoever. This soap is so mild that I can use it with ease, even when my skin feels a little sensitive from other causes. This also has yet to dry my skin out. My skin always feels so soft and never dry after using the Magic Stones, which was my biggest concern since every soap I’ve tried thus far, has stripped my skin from any moisture and left my face feeling tight or irritated.
  5. Whitening: I have omitted my usual whitening products from my skincare whilst using the Magic Stone and I can say that my acne scars are fading quite dramatically. My skin also appears brighter each time I use the stone, and my face has not darkened as of late, especially during Summer where I tend to be out in the sun a lot.

I received my two soaps from a small Asian Beauty store for $49. That’s averaging $25 per soap, which is a tad pricey for some, but I think it seems pretty decent, compared to other soaps or cleansers out in the market. In fact, I wouldn’t even bat an eye for that price, considering I got two products for that price, and my usual oil cleanser costs the same amount of money. Judging by how much you actually end up using, it looks like I’ve barely used the soap during the month of trialling and I’d have at least a few more months before feeling like I need to restock again.

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PROS:

  • 7-free meaning that it’s less harmful than other products out in the market
  • Ideal for all skin types, even sensitive though YMMV
  • Two different soaps to be used at different times of the day
  • Superb cleaning abilities, without stripping your face from hydration
  • Creates a decent amount of bubbles
  • Treats a variety of skincare issues at once
  • Voted one of the most popular items to own, and a MUST HAVE for every beauty enthusiast
  • Featured by many idols on talk shows, Youtube, Instagram and other various SNS sites, and became a global HOT ITEM
  • Ideal to use on the body as well, though not recommended
  • Removes makeup residues and heavy duty makeup thoroughly, though not recommended as I believe and swear by the double cleansing method

CONS:

  • Might be pricey for some, sitting at $49 for the pair or $25 each
  • Sensitive skin should be ok, but YMMV
  • Hard to get actually, as Aprilskin only started trading outside of Korea recently
  • Not travel friendly
  • Being a soap, and not a cleanser in a bottle, there is a risk of bacteria growth on the soap and the surrounding areas in which you store the soap as well
  • Taking a photo of it now and posting onto Instagram is no longer cool

RATING:

QUALITY ★★★★★
PRICE ★★★★☆
REPURCHASE RATE ★★★★★
OVERALL ★★★★★

★☆☆☆☆ – I want all my time wasted and all my money back for this crap. If I could turn back time and tell my past self not to use this, then I would without a single doubt. If I find this in my collection or if someone gave it to me, I’ll set it on fire and pray to the All Maker to repent for using such a terrible product.

★★☆☆☆ – It’s pretty bad and I definitely wouldn’t recommend this to anybody, but it’s nice to give it a go for myself. I’ll only use it if it was given to me for free and I’m severely desperate.

★★★☆☆ – It’s nice but I wouldn’t go out of my way to get another one for myself. Maybe if it was on special then I’d consider buying it, otherwise there are better products that I like a lot more than this.

★★★★☆ – It’s quite good and I would repurchase definitely. It’s not a staple yet, but if I can’t find anything better, then I’ll happily stick to this product.

★★★★★ – OH MY GOD GET YOUR HANDS ON THIS BECAUSE IT IS A LIFE SAVER AND WORTH EVERY SINGLE PENNY EVEN IF YOU BECOME POOR BECAUSE OF IT OMG

Now that you know what the stars mean, you can figure out what I mean by my personal ratings.

VERDICT:

I think that the Magic Stone is a worthy investment and something you all should get your hands on. I’ve so far had no noticeable troubles with using the soaps and I would hands down, recommend this to all my friends. I already have people asking me where I got my soaps from, but sorry, that’s my little secret. I can’t risk an out of stock on my beloved product HAHAHA! It cleanses very well, doesn’t make my skin dry or uncomfortable, whitens, brightens, helps acne, draws out sebum and washes away blackheads. It’s literally everything you need in life, in the form of a round soap bar.

You can find the soaps online for a decent price, but be wary that you’re looking at an authentic product, and not something fake. if you’re going onto eBay then good luck to you, because people are selling this item off for $100. Ridiculous, but who knows who’ll actually buy it for real.


 

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39 thoughts on “[ REVIEW ] Aprilskin Magic Stone

  1. Hi may i know how long that u have been breaking out when u initially used this stone since u claimed that it was due to the stones drawing out all the impurities from your skin? Cuz i’m experiencing the same thing too

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  2. Hi there, I’ve been using the original magic stone for almost 2 weeks but I’ve stopped using the soap since it had left my skin felt drier and tighter. I’ve read a lot of reviews about the soap and majority of them are positive thus I’m gonna give it a second chance. It would be lovely if you can share your opinion as to why this is happening. Thank you 💓✨

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    1. Hi Meera, perhaps you have dry skin? April skin’s ori/marble from what I’ve read are made for oily skin, and if you have such heavy makeups it’ll definitely great way to remove all the heavy layered waterproof makeups before you go to bed. If you have dry skin and you use light makeup, magic stone black is a way to go for you.
      But if you already bought the ori and didn’t want to throw it out bcs money, well maybe you can minimize the usage to twice or once a week? and dont forget to use moisturizer and serum for your skin.
      Hope this help.

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    2. Hi Meera,

      The original Magic Stone is used for more night time usage because it has better cleansing ability. This means that it is intended for more oilier skin types, as oilier skins tend to need better cleansing.

      I’d suggest you try the black soap if you have a dry skin type, don’t rely on this entirely as a makeup cleanser whether you wear heavy or light makeup for the day, and make sure to lather the soap in your hands and use the bubbles to wash your face, not the entire soap bar on the face itself.

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  3. I am not even kidding, I used the magic stone original last night and as I woke up, the usual oiliness i have in the morning is gone! Its like magic XD and some of my pimples started to dry and flake as well. A bit pricey for a student loke me to but the set, dut deym it was worth it. And when I just used the magic stone black a while ago, my pores are clean and the whitening effect is really believable.

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  4. i have read others april skin reviews , they said their skin is getting dry and itch , yes it true becoz im also have a similar situation like them but its only for a one week and i keep wash my face using a warm water and the itch gone , n now this is the second box im using the magic stone and i loved it ! becoz all of my acne is gone and my acne scar is faded .

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  5. Is it ok to use just the white soap both day and night? I have acne and acne marks all over my face and I’m planning to buy the white soap first since it’s expensive for me. It costs 400php here in Cebu, Philippines and I found an online store in Facebook who sells one. My acne breakout started during my teenage years and left a lot of acne marks on my face. I still have pimples from time to time and I hate it. I’m always tempted to prick it. I’ve already tried a lot of soaps but it seems like it’s not working for my oily face. Do you have any suggestions what I can do to achieve flawless skin? I would be very thankful for any response on this comment. 🙂

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    1. i definitely think just using the white soap is ok for both day and night usage. keep in mind though, that the white soap is more detoxing, and its best to check to see whether it is ok for you or if it might be a tad harsh on the skin. in ny experience, i’ve had no issues thus far and my skin hasn’t changed omitting the black soap from my cleansing routine.

      as for your acne situation, trust when i say i’ve been there as well and i can totally understand where you’re coming from. when i had severe acne, i tried everything out in the market, and it only made my skin worse. i strongly suggest assessing your living conditions to see whether your acne is caused by lifestyle, check your diet and check your hormone balance. skincare can only do so much and there are always multiple causes for breakouts. as for skincare specifics, i have noticed that when my skin is acting weird, i go back to using basic salicylic acid products like the AC line from Etude House, or the AC care line from Missha. I also keep my skincare very simple and make sure to use physical sunblock everyday.

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    2. if you want more information, more help or anything of the sort, please feel free to leave a message on my social networks, my email or even through comments here as well. i’ll be glad to help ✌

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  6. Thank you for being very responsive. 🙂 May I ask what product did you use to get rid of acne marks? And what sunblock are you using? I tried to use sunblock a long time ago but it made my skin more oily so I stopped. 😦 If you don’t mind, can you also share your daily skin routine. Thank you and God bless 🙂

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    1. for acne marks i used floral or root based whitening because it helps to fade away marks without being too reactive to sunlight which prevents further darkening. got sunblock, usually they give you oily finish so ive been loving missha sunblocks because they have slightly matte finish and they don’t make my t-zone oily at all!

      I’ll also do an updated skincare routine plus an empties post soon because a lot of people have been asking. please anticipate 😁

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  7. I’ve been using the marble/white one both for day and night for more than a week now and I didn’t regret buying it. It easily dries out my pimples and my skin doesn’t seem to be that oily as it was before but during the day somehow I notice that my skin seems to be tight and dry which brings back the oiliness issue of my face. Is this a good sign? What’s the best thing to do?

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    1. don’t focus only on oil control when it comes to your skincare. for cleansing, yes I think oil control and skin issue control is vital. for skincare, i usually go ahead and use hydrating products because remember that cleansing removes oil from the skin. you need to replace some lost hydration it seems

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  8. Thank you for being so helpful 🙂 I love the Aprilskin Magic Stone ❤ It easily dried out my pimples and I don't easily get acne breakouts anymore! I may seem annoying right now but I trust your opinion. I want to achieve flawless skin like yours. 🙂 I want to ask what product is best to use to hydrate my skin without it being oily? I sometimes use creams that claims to whiten, hydrate and has spf on my face but it aggravates my pimples. 😦 Right now, I stopped using those creams and just used the soap.

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  9. Hello, thanks for creating a great review on this product. I want to buy it but before that, I would want to know if it makes tan skin whiter or paler? I want my skin to be bright, glowy, and clear but I don’t want to fade my skin colour! I had this problem with some soap before and it made me wary to ask and read reviews about the soaps that im gonna buy in the future. Thanks for your help in advance 🙂

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  10. hii!! thank you so so so much for your review and i can honestly say that you’ve convinced me to buy this.

    so as i said, i wanted to buy these two soaps along with a pobling pore sonic cleanser as there’s a huge sale going on and i was wondering if the soap can be used with pobling? or if it should only be used by hands? i hope i’m making sense! thank you in advance for your help 🙂

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  11. (After reading the skin detox part) So that’s why I’m having break-outs. I only use the black ones, should I also buy the original? Will it help me to clear my pimples?

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  12. Hi. I’m debating on whether or not I should get this. I’ve got very oily skin, enlarged pores, and a whole ton of blackheads that come back no matter what I do. I’ve gone for facials and have been told that my skin is dehydrated on the inside, that’s why more sebum is produced on the outside. I’m afraid if I use this stone, my skin will get dryer and oilier. Do you think it’s suitable for skin like mine?

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    1. funnily enough, i have similar skin type as well, being that my skin is dehydrated from within. I actually think the stone will benefit you as far as CLEANSING goes, just make sure you replace all your lost hydrationg with a good lotion AND cream, making sure to pat thoroughly into the skin for proper absorption

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    1. yes I did clear up in about a week or two, and I also did prefer the AM soap as it’s more gentle. The PM soap is extremely detoxifying so that would draw more impurities out of the skin than the AM soap. If you’re concerned, I think just stick with the AM soap for now, otherwise I personally think the PM soap will do wonders for you in the long run

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    1. I second this comment. Direct from Korea saves you so much money, and now that Aprilskin is widely popular and accessible, it’ll be cheaper online now too!
      If you live in Perth, then take a look in Miyu Life Store, who sell it fairly cheap

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  13. This is the only product that suit my super sensitive skin.. I used a lot of different expensive cleanser, facial wash, facial soap that didn’t work, but this one! It’s like a miracle to me.

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