Monday, December 16, 2013

Neogence ACE Liposome Renewal Whitening Serum Review

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Anyeong~
Here is another review on Neogence product. As I mentioned in earlier post, I used the Neogence C plus whitening serum concurrently with thie ACE whitening serum. I got this serum about four months back at the same time as Neogence C plus serum.

Profile:
Product: Neogence ACE Liposome Renewal Whitening Serum
Price: RM160+- for 30ml
Origin: Taiwan
Available: Sasa

The packing

In a bottle with pump

The serum in clear white color

Direction and ingredients

Close up on the benefits

Description on the bottle

This serum target to reduce dark spot and pore, overall brighten and even out skin tone. The liposome system increase the absorption of the serum. The texture of this serum is clear watery but not too runny, it's non oily, it's light and easily absorb by skin. It has a light scent which is barely noticeable. After using this serum for 4 months plus night and day, here is the before and after picture, do note as I said before I use this serum concurrent with Neogence C+ serum.   
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As you can see some acne spots (red circle) did lighten up but not so much on my freckle (dark circle). Overall this is quite effective serum for lightening acne spots and scars.

What I like about this product:
  • Lighten acne scars
  • Non oily, easily absorb by skin

What I don't like about this product:
  • Not parabean free
  • Quite pricey for a start
  • Not so effective on freckles

Rating:

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Neogence C+ 3x Whitening Serum Review

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Anyeong~

I've been given this C+ 3x whitening serum from Neogence for review about 4 months ago; have been using this serum ever since and almost finishing this serum. I have some dark spot on my face which is annoying. This products claims to lightens dark spots and even out skin tone & prevents melanin synthesis. Dark spots usually take times to lighten, that's why I don't usually write the review so quickly, now that it's already been about 4 months using this serum diligently twice a day the content is almost finish, I finally decided to write the review.

Packing in a bottle with pump

Product profile:
Product: Neogence C+ 3x Whitening Serum
Price: RM130 for 30ml
Origin: Taiwan
Available: Sasa

the pump and serum in clear color

the ingredients and direction

The texture of this serum is watery but not runny, non oily and absorb to skin pretty quickly. The scent is light vitamin c smell if you know what I mean, not so noticeable and is tolerable. I am using this serum on concurrently with another ACE Neogence serum which also targeting at brightening skin. While writing this review, I browse through my self portrait picture to see the before and after results and have more confident to say that this serum does lighten dark spots especially acne spots, however for freckles not so much. Here is the before and after picture:
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Before and after picture of forehead

As you can see the red circle spots lightens but the dark spot or probably freckle in dark circle not lighten that much. I am not sure if my skin brighter after using this serum or due to other products but my skin tone is more even.

What I like about this serum:
  • Lighten acne spots
  • Light weight, non oily and easily absorb by skin

What I don't like about this serum:
  • Not so effective on freckles
  • Not parabean free
  • Might be quite pricey for some


Overall this serum is does lighten my acne spots but have not been completely cleared yet. It might need to take longer time to cleared up completely, thus need to continue using to see for sure, this 30ml last about 5-6 months I think. Do visit www.neogence.com.tw for more info.

Rating:

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Holika Holika Soda Pore Cleansing Cream Review

Anyeong~

I bought this Holika Holika Soda Pore Cleansing Cream many months ago from Holika Holika outlet at RM60+ if my memory serves me right. 

Product Profile
Product: Holika Holika Soda Pore Cleansing Cream
Origin: Korea
Price: RM60+ (180ml)
Available: At Sasa, Holika Holika

The packing

Front

Description in Korean

Cream inside with micro blue beads

I cant't read the description in Korean but according to sources online, this cream is formulated with baking powder, gold kiwi, tea tree and soda. Removes sebum, black head, and skin waste inside of pores mildly. To apply on dry face and massage then wash. 
 
My experience:
The cream smell like soda powder. This cream is moisturizing but leave oily feeling residue and I don't like that. Will not re-purchase due to this reason. I rate this product 1/5.



Saturday, November 30, 2013

Birthday Gift from Sephora

Anyeong~

Just received my birthday gift from Sephora. A cute compact makeup kit, I saw similar one selling at Sephora for about RM69.

To get Sephora white card, just purchase anything from Sephora and you will be entitle to get a white card. Once you accumulated 250 points you will be entitle to 10% discount on your next purchase. RM5 equal to 3 points.






Saturday, November 23, 2013

The Best Trust Quotes

  • Honesty is a very expensive gift, don't expect it from cheap people. Warren Buffet.


  • For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth. Bo Bennett. 

  • A trustworthy person is very hard to come by, appreciate them. Unknown.

  • It takes years to build trust and take only a second to destroy it. Unknown.

  • I've learned that it takes years to build trust, and it only takes suspicion, not proof, to destroy it. Unknown.

  • Trust is like a mirror, once it's broken you can never look the same again. Unknown.

  • Never trust someone who lies to you. Never lies to someone who trust you. Unknown.

  • Trust is like an eraser; it gets smaller and smaller with every mistake. Unknown. 

  • Hurt me with the truth, but never comfort me with a lie. Unknown.

  • There comes a time when silence is betrayal. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Big or small, lies are lies. Unknown.

  • I'm telling the truth, but then I smile, and then they think I'm lying. Unknown.

  • I'm a good enough person to forgive you, but I'm not stupid enough to trust you again. Unknown.

  • I don't trust words, I trust action. Unknown.

  • Trust is the hardest thing to find and easiest thing to lose. Unknown. 



Friday, November 22, 2013

Who do you trust the most in your life?


Source from The Star Online


Trust is very important in any relationship. Recently The Star Online did a survey on Who do you trust the most in your life? Following are the options of the survey: Which answer will you choose?

  1. Spouse
  2. Parents
  3. Friends
  4. Boyfriend / Girlfriend
  5. Pets (haha...)
  6. Internet
  7. Boss / Teacher / Lecturer
  8. Newspaper
  9. Teammates / Colleagues
  10. Celebrities / Sportsmen / Philanthropist

4,932 people voted in the survey and the final results of the survey are:
  1. Parents 42%
  2. Spouse 26%
  3. Pets 12%
  4. Friends 8%
  5. Boyfriend / Girlfriend 4%
  6. Internet 3%
  7. Boss / Teacher / Lecturer 141 votes
  8. Newspaper 105 votes 
  9. Teammates / Colleagues 101 votes
  10. Celebrities / Sportsmen / Philanthropist 52 votes
Parents are the most trusted in many of the voters life and the least trusted are celebrities / sportsman and philanthropist. Who do you trust?

Naruko Tea Tree Purifying Clay Mask & Cleanser in 1

Anyeong~


As promised here is a review for Naruko products. More reviews to come for Naruko products, therefore please stay tuned. 

Today review is for Naruko Tea Tree Purifying Clay Mask & Cleanser in 1 which is Naruko STAR PRODUCT / BEST SELLER.

Product Profile
Product Name:   Naruko Tea Tree Purifying Clay Mask & Cleanser in 1
Suitable skin type:   Oily / combination skin
Price:   RM29.00 (120ml)
Origin:   Taiwan
Available:   Watson, Sasa or Naruko website 

Available in Naruko Website
Malaysia:    www.naruko.my 
Singapore:  www.naruko.sg
Taiwan:       www.naruko.com.tw
USA:            www.naruko.us
Canada:      www.narukocanada.com

Benefits
This is from their Tea Tree range which is specially formulated for oily / combination skin or acne prone skin. This product deeply cleanses the skin by ridding dead skin cells and excess oil, leaving it refreshed, clean and free of acne.

Directions
Squeeze a quarter-sized amount and apply evenly over face or T-zone. After five minutes, rub and massage gently with water, then rinse thoroughly. 

The packing

Directions and Ingredients

The scent
This cleanser mask smell like the combination of Tea Tree and mint. 

Texture
Texture clay like with tiny micro blue beads. 

My experience
What I like best about this cleanser mask would be its therapeutic aroma, its like an affordable home aromatherapy face spa. The scent of tea tree and spearmint is very refreshing, soothing and calming. This cleanser mask leaves a cooling and refreshing sensation on skin. After using this cleanser face looks fresh, supple and clean. 

What I like about this cleanser mask:
  • Therapeutic aroma
  • Affordable price
  • Cooling on skin
  • Prevent acne, rids of excess oil 
  • Leaves skin fresh, supple, moist and clean
  • Natural ingredients, parabean free, mineral oil free, artificial ingredients free



What I don't like about this cleanser mask:
  • None 


Overall this is a very good product, no wonder this is the best seller and star product. I rate this cleanser mask 5/5, definitely one of my favorite product of the year.




Thursday, November 21, 2013

Introducing Naruko Skincare

Anyeong~


I will soon write reviews for a few awesome Naruko skincare products which I am using over 3 months now. Before I go into individual review for those products, I figured it would be a good start to have a post to introduce Naruko skincare. Naruko is:

  • Talc FREE
  • Alcohol FREE
  • Silicone FREE
  • Parabean FREE
  • Fragrance FREE
  • Mineral oil FREE
  • Artificial color FREE
  • Artificial preservation FREE
  • Organic natural BB Cream 


Naruko founder is a famous beauty guru from Taiwan by the name of Niu-Er.

This is Niu-Er, the mandarin character above quoted from Niu-Er saying:
 "The result from the bottle is far more important than the packaging; and the inner layer of skin is far more important than that of the outer appearance"

  • Niu-Er spent 20 years studying & researching skincare ingredients and 7 years developing product, as a result Naruko was born. 
  • In his home country Taiwan, he appeared in countless TV programs. Everyone refers him as "Beauty King"
  • The name Niu-Er has been voted #5 on 2006 Taiwan Yahoo top 10 shopping brands, surpassing well known international brands such as SONY and APPLE.
  • The brand Naruko was awarded "Best New Brand 2010" in Taiwan and China, where it was recognize as the best selling brand online.
  • All Naruko products contained special patented ingredients called Phytoferulin: composite of 11 natural plants extracts. Which enhances skin's natural self defense system with high anti oxidant and moisturizing ingredients.  


What I find interesting about Naruko are:

  • Quality skincare with very affordable price. 
  • Natural ingredients
  • Environmental friendly packaging which can be re-used as multi purpose box
  • Offer various range of skincare to cater to different skin type needs. 

Stay tuned for the reviews for Naruko products.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Neogence C+ Brightening Renewal Gel Mask Review

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I received this mask from Neogence a few months back and have been using this mask lately. Of all type of mask, my favorite would be gel type of mask, I found gel mask achieve better result in moisturizing skin, refreshing and leave skin supple. As simple intro of this product below:

Product Profile

Name: Neogence C+ Brightening Renewal Gel Mask
Price: USD45  for 150ml
Made in: Taiwan
Available at: Sasa and other beauty outlets


The packing


The main function of this mask is whitening. Description about this mask: 
The mask is concentrated treatment composite 3 in 1 brightening formula. This formulated mask soaks into skin to awaken its radiance, it repair and whiten skin. The Hyaluronic acid + chamomile extract moisturize and energize skin. It can intensively irrigate and improve brightness skin. The ingredients mainly  composite of Dermawhite complex which can whiten skin, Complex Vitamin C that deters the formation of melanin, Hyaluronic acid + chamomile which moisturizes, soothe and energizes skin. 

With safety seal

This product is from their whitening range C+, from this range they also have the whitening lotion, eye gel and sheet mask etc. 


The gel mask in clear white color

The direction and ingredients stated on the packing

How to use this mask?
After cleansing face, apply as thick layer on face, then rinse off after 15-20 minutes.
This mask can be used as overnight mask as well, just apply a thick layer evenly on face after skin care routine before bed, then rinse in the morning. 
I prefer to use after cleansing as it gets a bit messy to use as overnight mask. 

My experience:
My skin looks brighter after using this mask but the brightness does not last long - the obvious brightness only last for a few hours; I believe need to continuously and diligently use for long term result. I believe whitening take time to stay, thus as long as you are diligent in keeping the skin care routine you will see the result. Skin feels moist and supple. The scent is light which is good, I really hate strong scented skin care products. I rate this mask 4/5.

What I like about this mask:
  • Brighten dull skin
  • Deeply moisturizing and sooth skin, leaving it supple and soft
What I don't like about this mask:
  • Kinda expensive


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Avene Hydrance Optimale Light Hydrating Creme Review

I purchased Avene Hydrance Optimale Light Hydrating Creme during promotion two months ago in SASA. Original price RM89.00, SASA was having 10-15% discount at that time. Avene is a well known formulated specially for sensitive skin. The two things that attractive about this product are its hydrating skin and having SPF at the same time. 

The packing

RM89.00 (40ml)

Description on the packing

Ingredients

The cream is light and in white

This is a day cream with SPF 20 and oil free, great for oily skin. I don't see parabean in the ingredients so it is a plus point. The scent is the same as other avene products. 

What I like about this product:
  • SPF 20
  • Oil free
  • Hydrating skin
  • Matte finish
  • Made for sensitive skin


What I don't like about this product:
  • Quite pricey - only 40ml
  • In white thus did not provide coverage for minor flaws unlike BB cream

Overall this is a good day cream especially when you just hanging out indoor and don't need high SPF coverage which usually oilier.  


Monday, November 11, 2013

Yadah Collagen Ampoule Review

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Anyeong~

I have been using Yadah Collagen Ampoule for about 3 months. As I posted in the earlier post Yadah brand is well known for using natural products and parabean free, which is very good. 

30ml in bottle packing

Yadah Collagen Ampoule cost around RM65.00 (30ml). Last about 3 months, depends on how much and how often you use. I use it twice daily after toner. You can buy this from yadahskincare.com

Description and ingredients stated on the packing

Included with dropper, the serum is in clear color

The scent of this collagen ampoule is really refreshing and relaxing, I don't know how to describe it but it is really soothing. The consistency of the serum is not too thick nor too thin, just nice and easily absorb by skin. Before using this, I have visible fine lines between my eyebrows and also laugh lines. After using this ampoule, it is still there but less visible and my skin also slightly firmer. Mainly I use this product to prevent skin aging, as they says prevention is better than cure. 

What I like about this product:
  • Nice scent
  • Natural ingredients
  • Fine lines less visible
  • Firmer skin
  • Not oily, easily absorb by skin
  • Prevent skin aging


What I don't like about this product:
  • None at the moment

Overall this is a good aging prevention serum, I rate this item 5/5. This is one of my 2013 favorites. 



Monday, October 14, 2013

Yadah Anti Trouble Bubble Cleanser Review

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Anyeong guys...
I am back, here is a review on Yadah Anti Trouble Cleanser. 
If you don't already know Yadah is a skin care brand from Korea. I am very excited because this is another brand that:
  • FREE of artificial coloring
  • FREE of mineral oil
  • FREE of Parabean
  • FREE of animal material
You will see a cute girl character on their branding named Yadah and his alien pet. Basically this brand is specially formulated for teenagers and young adults - no harsh chemical used, their products basically based on natural plants extract - a mixture of organic, natural and ecocert. By the way if you are way over young adults age, you still can use this product as it was mentioned in their website that it is also suitable for all ages and all skin types. 

Their best seller is the bubble cleanser. They have two bubble cleanser, one is for normal skin type and another for trouble skin. Even though I do not have a trouble skin, I opted for this anti trouble bubble cleanser because my skin prone to acne during my period time which is normal for most people, just so to minimize the periodic acne. 

   The bubble cleanser in a plastic bottle and convenient pump (150ml) the cute girl is Yadah :)

The box packing description mostly in korean

Ingredients and direction on the box packing


Rich bubble lather

I have been using this cleanser for one and a half month and it is already almost finish, I think this 150ml can last for approximately 2 months. I really like the light refreshing scent and rich lather, unlike other cleanser that you need to rub and lather up by yourself, you just need to pump the ready lather up cleanser and gently massage on your face. My skin feels squeaky clean after used, but it does not dry my skin, skin feels moist, supple and soft. This is by far the second cleanser that I am satisfied in and very happy with the result. If you ask me about whether this cleanser able to treat pimples or not, I am not very sure as myself do not have trouble skin but I did found that my skin was having less pimple (only one or two acne) during my period, the previous month before using this cleanser the acne was more.

The price for this anti trouble bubble cleanser is RM69.00 (150ml) quite affordable and at a reasonable price.     

What I like about this product:
  • Skin feels squeaky clean after used
  • Skin feels moist, supple and soft after used
  • Affordable 
  • Rich lather, no need to lather it up by rubbing your palm on it like other cleanser
  • Nice refreshing scent
  • Based on natural ingredients, gentle with no harsh chemical, suitable for sensitive skin
  • Parabean free, mineral oil free etc.
What I don't like about this product:
  • The only complain I have is this cleanser finish quick, by one and a half month I already almost used them up.
Overall, I really like this cleanser and recommend this highly, I rate this item 5 stars - Excellent :). You can buy this products in Sasa outlet or visit this website http://www.yadahskincare.com



This is another 2013 favorite people! :)

I will write more reviews soon, anyeong! :)