Thursday, 14 February 2019

I Use Dr.Jart+ Cicapair Serum and Cream To Reduce The Redness On My Face


I never tried any of Dr.Jart before, but I love how this brand steeped in dermatology & scientific research, tiger grass (centella asiatica or cica) one of the optimum ingredient for complete skin recovery & an age-old healing tradition used by none other than a tiger. This even been used to treat serious conditions: ulcers, psoriasis, and eczema.

The cream is quite thick and rich with pale green colour, it's quite off-putting but immediately recast to natural colour. Don’t be afraid that this going to make you look like a Hulk. The consistency doesn't put me off because of spreadability that I appreciate. I also use this under makeup and it works wonderfully.

This is the piggyback product of their cream. The serum should be used after toning and prior to moisturizing, also infused with the line’s trademark Cicapair complex that helps relieve redness and irritation with only pea-size of the amount. There is a hint of menthol scent which reminds me of tiger balm (obviously) but nothing too strong. The oil texture is easy to spread with fast absorption. The aftermath leaves my skin feeling nice and moisturised. But something dubious when I saw the ingredients here: lavender & grapefruit (sometimes causes an allergic reaction when applied to the skin). 

Since my skin purges after using Vitamin C, I thought this is the best time to try both the serum & cream altogether. Two days passed but bumps on my face residing beautifully. Glad that my redness reduced. Well, better than nothing I guess.
I enjoyed these two products eventually. But I can’t see any betterment in regards to diminish my breakout. Don’t get me wrong they both are quite nice and calm down the tingling sensation on my skin but thought I would not purchase.


Monday, 11 February 2019

Mecca Beauty Loop January 2019 - Snazzy Skincare Products


I'm super excited as I got this Mecca Beauty Loop Box for the first time! Well, in this box I have got a couple of skincare product samples and 1 liquid lipstick from Stila, read my review about this lipstick here. Anyway, skincare product that I got in this box is sample sizes. For me, the product in sample size is perfect for travel. Hoveweon't often brings sample size unless something that I have been using for a long time.

Josie Maran
Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter 50mL $61
A face cream made from 100% pure argan oil. A small amount needed as a little goes a long way with this cream. It leaves skin soft and super hydrated. I prefer to use this during winter time as I have normal to oily skin. Alternatively to use at night time only.

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick
In Patina 3mL $34
Long-Wearing liquid lipstick with highly pigmented dusty pink colour and matte finish. Read my review here.

Peptide4 Night Recovery Cream-oil 30mL $90
A night cream-oil that combines the hydration of a moisturising cream with the protection of oil. It made skin feels so soft & fresh in the morning. I also love the scent of it.

Verso Skincare
Antioxidant Turmeric Booster 30mL $145
A serum that rich in antioxidant to create an immediate nourish and youthful appearance. Super boujee, lol. This stuff is super lightweight, non-greasy and non-oily. It smells luxurious & leaves my skin feeling so fresh and clean. However, I won't purchase the full size because of the price held me back.

If you want to know more about this box, click HERE

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Indie Lee - Most Gentle Cleanser For All Skin Type


“I love you to the bit”

If I have words to say to this cleanser. That would be it. Just because of the smell I love, the feeling when it glides on my skin, how it brings live when I woke up in the morning and of course, the eye-catching packaging! I’m happy this finally residing in my vanity. Also, the tuty fruity scent is really pampered up my lacklustre, tired face and it makes me frisky to start my day. Well, because it contains Strawberry Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein and Tomato extracts, it leaves my skin hydrated, unlike another cleanser that often makes my skin dry. This stuff isn’t just something that I pick up on a whim. However, to be honest, this isn’t going to be your jam as a heavy duty to remove makeup. Double cleanse is compulsory and you can finish up with this product when you sure that there’s no makeup residue on your face. 

Nonetheless, it will make you happy as you won’t find any parabens, phthalates, sulfates and their products are paraben free. All the natural ingredients are gentle and kind enough to the skin. So, this can be used for all skin type.

Tip: Leave it for 5 minutes before rinsing, it will work as a re-texturising mask.

30mL $10 usd 
125mL $34 usd

Key Ingredients: 
A powerful antioxidant derived from the tomato that is high in vitamins A, C & K.

Strawberry Seed Oil
Rich in salicylic acid and also contain vitamins A, B, C & E, folates, flavonoids, tannins, antioxidants and minerals; potassium, boron, phosphorous, fluorine, cobalt, magnesium, calcium and sulfur.

Vitamin C
Absorbic Acid, Calcium Asorbate, Ascorbyl Palmitate Powerful antioxidant.

Potassium Sorbate
Used as a mild preservative known to inhibit bacteria, mold and yeast.

Ingredient lists:
Purified Water (Aqua), Decyl Glucoside (Veg. Oils & Sugar), Disodium Coco-Glucoside Citrate, Coco Glucoside (Coconut and Sunflower Oil), Glyceryl Oleate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein*, Xanthan Gum, Fragaria Chiloensis (Strawberry) Seed Oil, Lycopene (Tomato), 1,3 propanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate
*Note: contains gluten

- Very gentle to the skin barrier and keeps my skin healthy & hydrated. 
- It doesn’t sting my eyes

- Not something to rely on removing makeup

Will I repurchase?
Nope. Solely because I’m a product skincare traveller and most likely will try another cleanser until I manage to use it up.

Will I recommend?
Well, this worth trying if you looking for something to wake you up. 



Sunday, 3 February 2019

Herbivore Brighten Instant Glow Mask - A Game Changer!


Never thought that I would be this uplift over a product. You could think it sounds bias but I would never write something contrary to what truly happened. Fyi, I have dull and textured skin which are my concern since very a long time and it has been long bumpy roads for me to find the product that actually works and bring my skin back to life. Since this product scattered all over Instagram feeds, I know I have to get my hands on it. Long story short, I got this product and I'm not gonna lie, I was quite nervous to try this for the first time as I have high hope after throwing some $$. Besides, the packaging is quite attractive to pick up.

The packaging came with a little booklet titbit and tips "Use Brighten mask every day for 3-4 days, then reduce to a few times per week to see softer, brighter skin."  Who could it not speak to me? I want soft skin just like baby's butt and brighter skin, yes come in, please. So, I challenge myself to use this mask four days in rows! Well, let me share you how did I feel in four nights.

The first night, I'm happy because this mask is really easy to use even tho it's gooey and slimy. It sits on my face nice and firm. After 2 minutes I started to feel the tingling sensation like I never before with other products but I'm okay since the product is doing its job. After 20 minutes (according to the direction) I rinse it off with lukewarm water and let it air dry. My skin felt smooth and brighter but I didn't surprise as my other exfoliator also do the same thing. In the next morning, I did my routine just like I normally do and when I put makeup on, the foundation glides and clings into my skin like never before! I also noticed white bumps on my chin have cleared.

The second night, I was super excited but at the same time, I don't want to be tripped as I over-hyped the result that I saw in the morning. This time, I also felt the tingling sensation just like the first time and I already worried to complete this mission as I don't want to irritate and damage my skin. Anyway, after it dries, I rinse it off and my skin felt smooth just like the night before. Nothing major, but in the next morning my skin looked brighter, smooth and live. I'm not exaggerating it!  It really brightens up my chin and mouth area where my skin tone is darker than other areas. Also, my blackheads seem to reduce. Oh, what a joy!

The third night, as I saw a significant difference in two days, I didn't feel like to carry on as I already happy with the result but, my curiosity reached its peak and I know that I have to finish what I have started. The tingling sensation preserves for 5 minutes and it makes me relief as I feel less than the night before. The next morning, my skin just felt so smooth and brighter even more.

The fourth night, I was confident to complete the mission as I didn't feel any tingling sensation anymore and it dries up quicker. Also, I need to mention that my blackheads are 70% gone. Applause.

$68 AUD


What is it?
An exfoliating mask to brighten and smooth out skin texture.

Skin type:
All skin types

Key Ingredients:
Brazilian White Tourmaline Gemstone: Naturally brightens and illuminates the complexion. 

Pineapple and Papaya Enzymes: Natural forms of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) that gently exfoliate the skin, leaving it smoother and brighter.

Rice Powder: Has been used in Japan for centuries to brighten, soften, and smooth the complexion.

Gooey and you can see the gemstones exist!

Therapeutic sweet fruits scent

A glass jar with a sturdy little spoon, so you can stir it before applying. The gem particles tend to settle on the bottom of the jar (since it is a natural product) as it warned on the website.

How to use:
Cleanser - mask - toner/essence - eye cream - serum - sheet mask - moisturizer - face oil

"Apply a thin layer to clean skin. Slight tingling is normal with this mask as it works to brighten and exfoliate the skin. Leave on 15–20 minutes or until the mask is completely dry. Rinse with warm water. Sensitive skin: Leave on 5 minutes and rinse with warm water. For the first three nights, use nightly. After the third night, use 2–3 nights per week."

Final verdict:
I have nothing bad to say about this product. Not only I can be assured what I am putting on the purest ingredients on my face but also it really works! I will definitely continue using this twice a weak. Well, already plan to stock up as I'm worrying of fomo. This totally a game changer for me!

What I like about the product:

- Easy to apply
- Smell very nice
- Easy to apply
- It works

Created with:
Natural ingredients, plant-based food-grade cold-pressed oils, steam distilled therapeutic-grade essential oils, GMO-free soy wax, recyclable and reusable packaging, many certified organic ingredients.

Created without:
Synthetic ingredients, parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates, chemicals, fillers, animal testing, mineral oils, petroleum.

What I don't like about the product:
Tbh, I wanted to say the price is a little bit pricey but the result just held me back. 

Would I recommend?
YES! Would be good if you can get the sample to try if it works on your skin before tossing your money.

Would I repurchase?



Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Review: Laneige Cream Skin Refiner


I'm thrilled to finally be able to try this and share with you my experience with this product.  This has been sitting in my fridge for quite some time in order to accomplish no new product before finishing up what I have left. Anyways, I manage to use up my previous toner because of my curiosity reached its peak! When I know I only have an inch left in the bottle, I headlong to the fridge and I open the bottle recklessly with excitement and slosh it over my face. So, I'm ready to share what my thought on this. Sadly, I can't share with you the ingredient lists as it's in the Korean language and I can't find it in English. Fyi, this product is dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic tested.

So, on the box, it said that it is a special water recipe by selecting natural ingredients full of great skin benefits. So, this is supposed to be a toner but it has the same effect as a cream. in another way, it is cream in a water form. Pretty genius and I really appreciate this idea which for me very revolutionary, but does it really work? So, let's break down to know more.

$47.99 AUD


What is it?:
Laneige Cream Skin Refiner is meant to be a cream that melts into a skin refiner - A hydrating skin refiner that provide ample moisture to the skin at the very first step of skincare routine (after the cleansing of course). 

Skin type:
Dry & dehydrated skin. 

Major Ingredients:
White Leaf Tea Water. It is rich in amino acids that soothe the skin and reinforces the skin moisture barrier, making the skin truly healthy.

Watery but heavier than water. I would say this has skim-milk consistency. The actual colour of this is just like milk (maybe because of the white leaf tea) which makes me want to drink it straight from the bottle, lol. Despite the texture, this has a slight oil base because of the greasiness I felt on my palm upon application.

Very Subtle soy milk. I might be wrong or it could be psychological bias?

A glass bottle that feels heavy. Also, I like that the lid is pretty secure to keep it from spilling out because of the small hole it has. So, you can control the amount of product you want to dispense.  

How to use: 
After cleanser, pour it to the palm (not cotton pad)and gently pat it onto your face. This surely buildable and it works wonder for 7 skin method (if you do). After that, you can follow up with the rest of your routine.

Final verdict:
This texture is really unique but the application I kind of feel like this is truly meant to be used for dry skin type. I can feel the residue coated my palms & fingers and it feels greasy. For my normal-oily skin, I would say this doesn't work perfectly on my skin. Moreover, it is summer here in Australia, so my skin tends to be oilier. Rather, I would use this during winter time when my skin is more drier than usual. 

I quite like to the fact that it really hydrates my skin and leaves my skin plump and supple. After applying, I give it a good 1 minutes because of the greasiness so I feel like I have to wait until it fully absorbs. But, here is what I found when I apply another product on top of it. Once I put a serum on my face, it slightly builds up a foam. Yes, you read it right, it's foaming but not over foaming. Strange right? Even tho I already gave it some time so it can sink well into my skin but the foam is building up when I put the serum. Maybe it just me because I found other reviews on youtube that they didn't mention this type of reaction. This happened not only once, but a couple times. First I thought that it is a sign that the product does not absorb that well, but not a bummer.

What I like about the product:
Lightweight consistency
It has control how much product you want to dispense
Very hydrating, I don't need 7 skin method with this

What I don't like about the product:
A little bit greasy & sticky
Takes time to fully absorb
Possibility of foaming

Would I recommend?
Yes, if you have dry or severe dehydrated skin or you might need to incorporate this during winter time. But, you have to follow up with your moisturizer because I feel like it won't be enough for the rest of the day.

Would I repurchase?
No, because I want to discover more of skincare products.


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