Duh, I purchased it myself. I would know about this, but I didn’t expect it to arrive so fast! I acutally received this a while go, but never got around to posting this up!
Some rumours are:
Products are so bad that they cause breakouts, allergic reactions and one girl even stated that she had burns on their skin after application.
Ingredients are cancerous and ineffective.
Products are not FDA approved and should not be sold in the US.
Florida Division of Corporations stated Michelle Phan should not be selling IQQU in the US.
There was a class action lawsuit against Michelle Phan because it ruined people’s skin but was dropped in the end.
There was a lawsuit against an underage girl for going around the internet slandering Michelle Phan for making products that destroyed her skin but that was dropped as well.
That pretty much sums up all the issues I’ve found on the net. Whether or not it is true, their products are still selling. The website is still up; there is a market for it. There is even new products up on the website as well! I guess it works for some people and probably doesn’t work for others. Plus, FDA doesn’t require cosmetic products to be approved prior to selling it in the US or have the “FDA approved” logo on it either. Lastly, I don’t know anything about US rules and regulations that well but I’m pretty sure it was never physically sold in US stores. Online stores are pretty much able to sell to whomever they want, having your order cross customs is a different issue altogether.
At the end of the day, just use your best judgement and do some reasearch regarding purchasing items. I’m not cosmetologists nor going to be one, just an end user. Obviously, if IQQU products burned someone’s face, a major lawsuit would be on going and it would be in some legal public record somewhere. But there was none and it’s only discussed in forums.
Anyways, back to my haul. I always wanted to try IQQU products, but it’s not because Michelle Phan was the front women , I feel it’s a very fasinating line that has a lot of controversy. Plus some of the products have received alot of positive reviews and their brushes look awesome! Wooden handles add a very beautiful touch to the brushes.
Shipping for this product was pretty quick. So the timeline as follows:
So about 18 days. Not bad, but customs can be a pain. Customs is always painful but definitely worth the wait! However the shipping cost is $8.00 flat, so you can buy the whole store for only $8.00!
When someone informed me that the package arrived, I was really anxious to get home to open this package and voilà!
A perfect packed package just waiting for me at home. It’s always very prettier when things are perfectly packed - shows that the company has appreciation for the items that they make.
My intent was to only purchase IQQU’s Advanced Sunscreen SPF 50 because I was almost out of sunscreen. I don’t like to totally run out of a product before purchasing another. I like to have a backup plan so my skincare routine would be consistent. However, they had a sale where you buy the red kabuki brush and receive the precision eyeliner brush for free. So I picked up the brush as well. You can never have too many brushes anyways! =D
I really like the simplistic packaging they have for each product. It’s clean, modern and easy to read. I think most products should be easy to read. Plus I quite like white.
As I mentioned, IQQU’s Advanced Sunscreen SPF 50‘s was my primary reason in purchasing from IQQU. It has received a lot of good reviews compared to their Acne Serum. I only get loads of pimples around my period and when I change my diet, like eat Korean BBQ and all you can eat Japanese food for a whole week. Which happened to me…once…*YUCK*
Their sunscreen however, has received pretty good reviews and their ingredients are basically the same as an average sunscreen, but it contains alot of silicone ingredients that makes your skin very smooth after applying. So the product is incredibly thick like whipped butter but in white.
The product glides on really smoothly, but it doesn’t brighten your skin tone, it temporary whitens your skintone. I’ve used this product for about a month now and I quite like it. It does mentionthat you only need a pearl size amount and so I do.
I have used this product every morning for about a month now and I haven’t noticed my skin becoming darker, no additional breakouts and isn’t as oily thoughout the day like normal. I haven’t tested it out in full vacation mode, but I do take half an hour walks outside in the sun during my lunch break and I haven’t seen anything bad occur.
I really like this product, however the only down size is the price. For $23.99 USD, I can pick up something from Adambeauty.com for half the cost and works just like this product.
The red kabuki brush is an amazing brush. When I first received the brush, I thought it was made from goat hair. You can tell the difference between each type of hair from touching them. Same goes with fur. So, I emailed to IQQU’s customer service and they mentioned that all the brushes are “made with both goats hair and synthetic hair. The goat hair of some of the brushes are taken from the natural shedding of their hair.” Which is fantastic, they did not clarify the percentage of hair that is synthetic but I don’t care.
I really love this brush, from the red brush head to the wooden base. Red is my favourite colour, so double bonus for me! Some forums state that because it has a red, when they pick up the product they can’t see their product clearly. Seriously? I’ve seen so many brush heads with a red bristles! You must not like a lot of brushes out in the market then. Too bad for you! Anyways, I only use it with my MAC Mineralize Skinfinish press powder and it works wonderfully. I think this is one of the best brushes I’ve had to date.
The cost of this product is $23.99 and comes with a small pouch. So it’s perfect for my makeup and travel bags.
So, I received this product free since I purchased the red kabuki brush. I always like free items! This brush is extremely fine pointed just like any good quality eyeliner brush out there. It’s sharp enough that you can obtain the thinnest line possible with good precision. The brush is very soft as well so not too sharp that it would kill you.
The product costs $10.00 if it wasn’t free with purchase. A very good price for a decent brush.
At the end of the day, I am quite satisfied with my order from IQQU. However it is indeed expensive. I am not fond of the shipping prices but if I was going to buy another item from there it would be IQQU Essential Travel Set. I might do that too later on down the road. Hehehe…