Saturday, December 9, 2017

Guest Post: Why vitamin E?

Why vitamin E?

A lot of people know that vitamin E is great for the skin but not everyone knows why. They simply believe what ads say and what skincare products claim.

Now, is that a bad thing?

Well, not really since vitamin E is indeed great for the skin. However, knowing what an ingredient or a product can do for your skin is essential if you want to make the most out of it.

It’s also something you have to do if you have really sensitive skin.

Let’s get back to vitamin E.

This vitamin makes a really great moisturizer since it’s able to prevent water loss. And by increasing the natural moisture of the skin, it can also decrease the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of skin aging.

Vitamin E can protect your skin from free radical damage. It can make your skin cells prone not just to premature skin aging but skin cancer, too.

And you know what else?

Vitamin E also has the ability to reduce the negative effects of UV rays. When applied topically, it can reduce redness and skin damage caused by UV-B rays.

This, however, doesn’t mean that this vitamin can work as a substitute for your sunscreen.

To know more about vitamin E and its benefits to your skin, here’s an infographic you can check out.




Hannah Do is the founder of Thank Your Skin, a beauty blog dedicated to providing honest skin care advice and information. She aspires to help her readers achieve their most beautiful skin by sharing personal tips learned through both years of experience and thorough research. Click here to check out her latest article about best soap for dry skin. You can find her on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook.


Friday, November 24, 2017

Vitamin 75 Maximizing Cream by Wishtrend Review

Hello~


It's a few more weeks to Christmas and then new year, times flies. I cannot believe the year is over already. Been so busy and finally found a bit of time to write review again. This review is for Vitamin 75 Maximizing Cream by Wishtrend. Let's see the product profile:

Product profile:
Product Name: Vitamin 75 Maximizing Cream by Wishtrend
Origin: S. Korea
Content: 50ml
Price: USD14
Available: http://www.wishtrend.com
Function: Vitamin cream / moisturizer

Description from wishtrend website
Containing 75% Vitamin tree (Sea Buckthorn) water Instead of just basic water, the Vitamin 75 Maximizing Cream is made with 75% vitamin tree (Sea Buckthorn) water for an increased absorption to hydrate the skin. Meet the gentle vitamin cream that hydrates on a whole new level for that healthy glow. 


The Vitamin 75 Maximizing Cream is full of natural Vitamin E with it's earth-friendly ingredients such as sunflower seed, macadamia, and palm tree oil. Vitamin E is excellent for rejuvenation of the skin and helps to prevent the appearance of aging and loss of elasticity. For faster, definite results, we recommend using with the By Wishtrend's Pure Vitamin C21.5 Advanced Serum. 


The Vitamin 75 Maximizing Cream is free of parabens, phenoxyethanol, artificial scents, and artificial colors for a safe-to-use, healthy vitamin cream for everyone

How to use?
Use the cream every morning and evening at the last step of your skincare by applying it to the center of the face, and gently spread it to the outermost parts of the face in light tapping motions for better absorption.


Packing in plastic container

 Ingredients


Description on the box

 Came with a cap inside for freshness


White color cream 

Swatch 

My thoughts:
I have been using the cream since October this year and almost finishing it, one of this can last me about two months plus. Been using this cream daily morning and evening at the last step of my skin care. The texture of this cream is almost gel like, but a bit denser than cream, not oily or greasy. The cream is lightly scented and smell a bit like lemon / citrus scent, I personally like the scent because it's smell refreshing. After using this cream for almost two months, I found this cream to be moisturizing on my skin, light and refreshing, gentle and not irritating to skin. This cream as mentioned is best to use with By Wishtrend's Pure Vitamin C21.5 Advanced Serum, I however didn't use with this serum and still found it good as moisturizer. Overall a good product. This is great for those who would like a non-irritating moisturizer / those with sensitive skin, and would like non-greasy/sticky moisturizer. The pros and cons of this products are:

Pros:
- Moisturizing and hydrating on skin
- Non greasy, non sticky, non oily
- Gentle and non irritating, suitable for sensitive skin
- Free of parabens, phenoxyethanol, artificial scents, and artificial colors 

Cons:
- Not widely available on local store, need to purchase online



If you are interested to purchase this product, you may find the link here, which directly land on wishtrend website.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

SKINMISO Spot Repairing Serum GIVEAWAY!

Anyeong~

Good news for all my followers and readers! 

Get SKINMISO Spot Repairing Serum for FREE - only pay for the shipping fee. Simply put the serum to the cart, and fill in the below code during checkout - Valid until 31st Oct 2017 only. When you fill in the registration page, select your country first, don't let the USA state confuse you, scroll down to select the country first - they deliver worldwide - ship directly from Korea. This serum is 30ml and worth USD24.99, so don't missed out this great offer. 

This serum get rid of red or dark spots / Get rid of pimple scars / Get rid of redness in the skin. Click link below to get it or copy paste link to your browser:




Use the code below when checkout cart:
SPOTFREEOCT



On top of that get 10% off Klairs #VitaminEMask by using code WISHVITE10 - this is a newly launched Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask and also valid until 31 October 2017. 

Click link below to purchase with 10% discount or copy paste link to your browser:


Happy Shopping! :)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Cosrx Aloe Soothing Sun Cream Review

Hello pretty~


Trying out my first product from Cosrx! It's the Cosrx Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF50+PA+++. Okay, this is recommended for dry skin, but also suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. The concept of this sun screen is to protect skin from sun damage and at the same time moisturizing your skin. From the name of the product, yeah of course the main ingredient is Aloe Vera extract. Okay enough said, product claim and profile below.


In a plastic tube with cap

Description

Ingredients

Close up ingredients

Convenient plastic cap

Creamy texture

Product profile:
Product Name: Cosrx Aloe Soothing Sun Cream
Origin: S. Korea
Content: 50ml
Price: MYR49.50
Available: Hermo / Althea
Function: Sun Cream

Product claim from website:
Why Aloe Soothing Sun Cream? Answer is an aloe vera leaf extract! Aloe has been used as great ingredient for hydrating and moisturizing ever since 4,000 years ago. It was one of the favorite natural materials used by Cleopatra for her beauty care. Aloe vera has strong anti-aging effect by creating the powerful moisture layer on the skin while offering the deep soothing effect. Aloe Soothing Sun Cream contains 5,500ppm of aloe vera leaf extract. 


When your skin is exposed to the strong sun light, it can be easily dehydrated as the moisture evaporates from the skin surface. Aloe Soothing Sun Cream protects your skin while preventing any further dehydration. (*Results from the use of beauty product above may vary depending upon the individual and will depend on multiple factors, including your age, gender, skin type and condition, use of other products used, health history, lifestyle, diet and others).

My thoughts:
This sun cream is not greasy at all, Absorb nicely and texture is creamy, not runny or too thick, easy to apply on skin. It is scented and the smell reminded me of my dad's hair cream haha - Brylcreem, my dad used to use it often when I was a kid. It leaves no white cast on skin, very moisturizing but not greasy or sticky, the only thing is that it leave a dewy finish. 

Pros:
-Moisturizing
-Easy to apply, absorb easily
-Non greasy or sticky, light weight
-No white cast
-High SPF (SPF 50+) 
-Affordable 

Cons:
-Dewy finish if you don't mind, some people prefer matte or natural finish
-Scented - if you don't mind the scent which will vanish after sometimes of application

Overall, a good sun cream and I like to use it during rainy weather because I sweat less. On sunny day I use the Saem sun cream which have matte finish after it set. 


Thursday, October 5, 2017

The Saem Urban Eco Harakeke Toner Review

Anyeong~

Today review is for The Saem Urban Eco Harakeke Toner, one of Saem best seller.

Product Profile
Product Name: The Saem Urban Eco Harakeke Toner
Origin: S. Korea
Content: 180ml
Price: MYR68
Available: Lazada
Function: Toner





In plastic bottle

Description at the back

Pump dispenser

Clear runny gel like
Verdict:
Pros: This toner is moisturizing, lightly scented, no additives. Soothing and easily absorb by skin. Did not irritates skin. Cons: no other benefits except for moisturizing as main function. 

In short, suitable for those who looking for simple toner with moisturizing function. Overall a good basic toner.


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Dr. G Hydrogel Eye Mask Review

Anyeong~

Today review is for Dr. G Hydrogel Eye Mask.

Product Profile
Product Name: Dr. G Hydrogel Eye Mask
Origin: S. Korea
Content: 1 pair Eye Mask per pack
Price: RM80+
Available: Sasa
Purpose: Firming on Eye areas, reduce fine lines.


It sell in one box of 10 individual pack which contains 1 pair of Eye Mask in each pack.
Directions on the package states to put on the Eye Mask (under Eye) after cleaning and put up toner. As usual peel off the mask after 20-30 minutes, use 2-3 times weekly.


Description at the back

This is one pair of eye mask - This is the surface of the mask, underneath is the gel texture 

Verdict:


This mask shows very minimal improvement on fine lines. No benefits for dark circle. Suitable for those have minor fine lines under eyes and don't mind the parabean ingredients in this product. 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel-Cream Review

Anyeong~

Today review is for Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel-Cream.

Product Profile
Product Name: Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel-Cream
Origin: USA
Content: 50ml
Price: RM120
Available: Kiehl’s
Function: Moisturizer


In a plastic jar


On Kiehl’s website the description for this product is to provide fresh hydration for normal to oily skin types.


Non-greasy hydrator intensely moisturizes and conditions skin with a fresh texture.
Formulated with Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract and Antarcticine to help skin retain moisture.
Quickly absorbs into skin, with instant cooling effect upon application.
24-hour hydration and shine control. 
Oil-free. Paraben-free. Fragrance-free. Non-comedogenic. Allergy-tested.

Pros:
Oil free, non-greasy – gel based.
Paraben free, fragrant free and non-comedogenic.
Quick absorbs into skin.
Moisturize skin.

Cons:
Basic moisturizer - not multi-function, no anti-aging or whitening function.

Verdict:
This gel moisturizer is refreshing to use, oil free and easily absorb by skin. This tube of 50ml last about one month. Good moisturizer of oily skin.