Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Skinfood Vita Water Pore Fit Cushion Bottle SPF50+PA+++ Cover Review

Hello pretty~

Today review is for Skinfood Vita Water Pore Fit Cushion Bottle SPF50+PA+++ Cover. You might find this product available in #1 Light Skin #2 Natural Skin. For this product I reviewing today is natural skin; I gotten it as a gift from Skinfood. This is the first time I using aerosol/bottle type of BB cream. Basically this is BB cream in aerosol packing with watery consistency. Let’s see the product profile and description.

Product Profile
Product Name: Skinfood Vita Water Pore Fit Cushion Bottle SPF50+PA+++ Cover
Origin: South Korea
Content: 120ml
Price: MYR92.90
Available: koreasnbymalaysia.com
Function: BB Cushion (Bottle)

Description
Refreshing, long wear cushion bottle foundation that cools heat-stressed enlarged pores and this pore care formula helps control oil for an all-day smooth, even finish.

How to Use:
Toggle the bottle switch to “ON”.
Shake the bottle for 10 seconds.
Pump the top 4-5 times to dispense product.
Open cap and use the built in puff to gently apply product to face.
When finished, close cap and toggle the bottle switch to “OFF”.

Caution:
Make sure cap is closed. Do not spray when cap is open, otherwise you will spray the products all over you – result in mess and waste of products. Additional puffs are included.
Take note that this product is flammable, please make sure this product is placed on a cool place not near the window or somewhere hot and keep it away from children's reach.

BB in Aerosol Bottle

Look at the description on the bottle - brightening, anti-wrinkle & sun protection - the rest in Korean language

Toggle to left or right to turn on and off 

Puff on the inside with mirror (I have not taken off the protective plastic on the mirror)

Without the puff - this is how it looks like on the top - with dispenser hole 

Swatch - watery consistency - need to blend to set evenly - it perfectly match my skin tone

Verdict:
When applied on face it has cooling sensation, due to this cooling effect – it actually shrink my pores. It has a watery consistency and need to pat to blend the coverage evenly. Very sheer and light coverage and feels like thin layer of skin – very comfortable. It didn’t dry out my skin and it didn’t grey out, not cakey. But tt doesn’t last all day, it will wear out around 3-4hours, with little of the products left on my skin, not surprising with the hot weather here. I use another brand BB cream and when I top layer it with this, my skin look flawless with a healthy glow. For the most part, what I like about this product the most is that it is light weight and the SPF50+, so convenient to use as sun screen as well. The pros and cons of this products are:

Pros:
SPF50+PA+++
Affordable considering the content of 120ml, last a few months
Light and comfortable to wear, not cakey
Cooling sensation and shrink pores
Shade perfectly match skin tone
Matte finish and oil control
Extra Puff is included

Cons:
Gas odour
Bulky
Light coverage
Doesn’t last all day

Overall
Packing:               This is a fresh idea of BB in aerosol but not convenient for carry around, too bulky.
Coverage:             Sheer, light-weight and light coverage. It does shrink and cover my pores.
Price:                    Acceptable with the 120ml products      
Scent:                   Strong gas smell during application – but bearable
Shade/Color:        The shade match my skin perfectly
Finishing:             Smooth matte finish

My Tips: 
Use your favorite BB cream and layer it with this BB cushion, you will get a healthy glow looking skin with decent coverage.

Monday, August 21, 2017

5 Tips to Get Rid of Acne Skin Fast

As teenager my face was full of acne. I tried many products to try get rid of it and it didn’t work as quickly as I wish it would be. Thankfully after a few years it disappear slowly and finally my skin was clear. From this experience there are a few important things I learned and wish I had known at that time.

1. Never Ever Pop Your Acne
It’s very tempting to pop your acne or pimples especially when it appear like a volcano. But if you don’t want your face to end up like the moon surface, don’t ever pop it. Otherwise your skin will scar for life and the surface will be dented and can’t be undone. You will notice this as you age and your collagen production reduce, the dents will be more obvious as you age.

2. Keep a Healthy Lifestyle
Maintain a healthy lifestyle and diet:
Eat more fruits and vegetables, avoid oily food and junk food
Keep hydrated – drink 2-3 litre of water per day
Exercise if you can
If you are adult, alcohol and smoking is out of the question
Sleep at least 8 hours a day

3. Diligent in Skin Care Routine
Because acne involve sebum (skin oil), keratinization (shedding dead skin cells), white blood cells, and bacteria; you need maintain skin care routine of washing, toning, moisturizing and apply sun screen then exfoliate & use mask once a week. Don’t give up when it don’t get well yet, diligently continue your skin care routine.
Tips:
If you don’t use sunscreen your will have dark spots which will not show immediately on your skin but overtime as you age
If you don’t moisturize your skin, your skin will produce more sebum to condition your skin
If you don’t exfoliate, your skin will accumulated with dead skin - yucky

4. Use nature based / organics products
Among the products that really helps for me are:
Body Shop Tea Tree Oil – for acne treatment, apply at night
Naruko Tea Tree Range
Yadah Trouble Skin Range

5. Don’t touch your face with your hand

Because your hands collect plenty of bacteria, don’t transfer those bacteria to your face and make your acne worse.

Don’t give up when the healing process is slow, it will heal and your skin will get better, give it time. To learn more about how you can get rid of oily skin please view this info graphic below - click to enlarge.

Credit of below info graphic:
https://www.thankyourskin.com/6-easy-things-can-get-rid-oily-skin/ 


6 Easy Things You Can Do To Get Rid Of Oily SKin

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Hada Labo Lifting + Firming 3D Perfect Gel Review

Anyeong~

Today review is for Hada Labo Lifting + Firming 3D Perfect Gel. If you have heard of Hada Labo you will know their famous Hada Labo lotion. This Hada Labo Gel that I'm reviewing today is their moisturizer multi function gel which is suitable for those 25 years old and above, since the function for lifting and firming. You might think 25 years old too young to use anti aging products? no, it's better to start taking anti aging skincare from 25 years old above, and this is gel products not oily at all. Let's review the products. 

Product Profile
Product Name: Hada Labo Lifting + Firming 3D Perfect Gel 
Origin: Japan
Content: 100g
Price: MYR100
Available: Guardian 
Function: Moisturizer / Multifunction
  
This is all in one Moisturizer gel - Emulsion, Essence, Milk, Cream (Gel), Sleeping Mask

 The description on the box

 Directions and ingredients

 More description - PH Balanced, Free of alcohol, fragrance, colorant & mineral oil

Plastic container packing

Description on the back in Japanese 

Clear  bouncy gel

Look at how bouncy the gel is...

Verdict

At first, not really used to the consistency, due to first time using product with bouncy gel consistency. After applied on skin, it absorb really quick and well, no fragrant at all, which is good. Clear gel, no alcohol, not oily at all. Just wash face, apply toner and apply this moisturizer - very convenient for busy people - no need to apply essence and lotion etc. And it really does what the product promise - it hydrate skin ALL DAY LONG and firm up my skin as well. Almost the perfect gel, the only down side is the Methylparaben other wise this score 100/100. 

Pros:
- Hydrate skin all day long
- Firming skin
- Convenient all in one gel (Emulsion, Essence, Milk, Cream (Gel), Sleeping Mask)
PH Balanced, Free of alcohol, fragrance, colorant & mineral oil
- non-oily, gel based, easily absorb by skin

Cons:
 - Ingredient with methylparaben :(

Hopefully the Hada Labo company will find way to substitute this ingredients. All in all a really hydrating gel that really deliver its promise, and for this price with all in one function, its acceptable. 



Saturday, August 19, 2017

The Saem Urban Eco Harakeke Cream Review

Anyeong~

Today review is for The Saem Urban Eco Harakeke Cream.

Product Profile
Product Name: The Saem Urban Eco Harakeke Cream 
Origin: South Korea
Content: 60ml
Price: MYR158
Available: Lazada 
Function: Moisturizer

Description:
This cream contains pure moisturizing energy of pristine New Zealand Harakeke! Moistuizing cream keeps moisture in the skin. 

How to use:
After using an essence, dispense an adequate amount and apply in an outward direction. Pat to absorb fully. 


Packing in plastic container

Description and Ingredients

Description in Korean

Korean language 

Very dense cream with light scent

Verdict:
Pros:
- Moisturizing
- Lightly scented
- Skin feels smooth and hydrated after usage

Cons:
- Need to pat to absorb to skin, apply too much will be tacky and take time to absorb
- Dense cream

Overall need time to pat this cream to skin to absorb nicely, other than moisturizing function no other extra benefits such as anti aging or whitening. Suitable for those looking for moisturizer without much skin concern. 


Friday, August 18, 2017

Skinfood Aqua Grape Bounce Cream Review

Anyeong~

Today review is for Skinfood Aqua Grape Bounce Cream.

Product Profile
Product Name: Skinfood Aqua Grape Bounce Cream
Origin: South Korea
Content: 63ml
Price: MYR126
Available: Skinfood Outlet
Function: Moisturizer

Description
A high-density, ultra-moisturizing bounce cream that creates moist and firm skin all day long by enhancing moisture density inside the skin with 50% special moisture from the sea and antioxidant energy - 40% sea grape extract and 10% deep sea water. A light, yet powerful bouncy moisture gel texture.
A gel texture that is quickly and deeply absorbed by skin refreshingly moisturizes dry and irritated skin. It also protects moisture to maintain hydration all day long. ​

How to use:

After using the essence or lotion, take sufficient amount gently apply all over your face along the skin texture, lightly pat to absorb. 

In glass bottle packing

Cute and simple bottle packing

Description on the box:
A high density ultra moisturizing bounce cream creates moist and firm skin all day long by enhancing moisture density inside the skin with 50% special moisture from the sea and antioxidant energy.
After using the essence or lotion, take sufficient amount gently apply all over your face along the skin texture, lightly pat to absorb. 

Cream texture is slightly bouncy and scented

Verdict:
Pros:
- moisturizing to skin
- Light scent
- Skin feels smooth after applied

Cons:
- Need to pat to absorb, applying too much will be too tacky and takes a while to absorb by skin
- Nothing much to look forward to other than moisturizing, lifting and firming need longer time usage 

On the firming and lifting function, so far no obvious visible result after two month of usage, probably need longer time to see the firming and lifting result. Will not re-purchase. Suitable for those without much skin concern and have dry skin and need skin lifting/firming. 



Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Etude House Tint My Brows Gel Review

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Today review is for The Etude House Tint My Brows Gel.

Product Profile
Product Name: Etude House Tint My Brows Gel
Origin: S. Korea
Content: 4.5g
Price: MYR19 
Available: Etude House
Function: Brow Tint






What it is
New-concept eyebrow gel tint that makes eyebrow makeup last longer after removing the tint.

How to apply
1) After trimming the eyebrows without applying skincare product or makeup, apply a generous amount according to the desired shape of the eyebrow. (Apply a liberal amount to remove the pack easily.)
2) Dry for at least 2 hours. For stronger coloration, apply before going to bed at night and remove the next morning.
3) After drying completely, remove slowly starting from the tail of the eyebrow. (Do not remove the pack forcibly since it may pull out the eyebrow.)
4) Do not use a cleansing product (product with detergent) or apply force on the eyebrow area within 24 hours of using the product.

I tested it on my hand:

The color graduation: 
Freshly applied > After 2 hours > When rub viciously the color came off and turned to very light brown

My thoughts:
Last for about four days. Can be removed easily if you wash/rub it hard with soap. The color that I used in this reviewed is Grey Brown #3, in the first day the color appear dark grey, on day three the color appear lighter brownish which is better and more natural. I will buy other color next time. Overall quite good product with affordable price. The scent a bit strong though. 




Monday, June 20, 2016

Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream Review

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This review is for Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream, which is a moisturizer. Got this from a facial package voucher and it cost RM365 per tube of 100ml. Description on the tube stated it's a medium weight moisturizer to balance combination/dry skin. Contained lecithin and aloe gel to nourish while extracts of mallow, cucumber and arnica soothe and hydrate skin - helping to restore suppleness and tone. Antioxidant grape seed extract plus vitamin C and E help shield skin from environments assaults. Formulated without artificial fragrances, colors or parabens.

Product Profile
Product Name: Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream
Origin: USA
Content: 100ml
Price: RM365
Available: Dermalogica outlets





Description on the tube

White color light weight cream

What I think about the product after finishing one tube? Quite decent moisturizer, but still not moisturizing enough for dry skin. For this price, I expected more but turn out cheaper moisturizer also can perform the same, with the same selling point of natural ingredients. I will not be re-purchasing. This is just another expensive product with high end branding. Not worth it.