Sunday, June 18, 2017

Etude House Tint My Brows Gel Review


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.

My thoughts:
Last for about four days. May remove easily if you wash/rub it roughly 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. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The SAEM Eco Earth Power Pink Sun Cream Review


Today review is for The Saem Eco Earth Power Pink Sun Cream

Product Profile
Product Name: The SAEM Eco Earth Power Pink Sun Cream
Origin: S. Korea
Content: 50ml
Price: KRW19,000 (one plus one during promotion)
Available: The Saem
Function: Sun Cream

The description about this product:

  • The Ultimate skin protection from UV rays and urban environment
  • Mild but effective Sun protection cream for sensitive skin
  • Formulated with pink calamine calming powder protects your skin from the UV rays as well as soothing your skin
  • Purifying tree moringa ingredients protects the skin from the urban environment for clear and healthy skin condition
  • Natural plant power complex moisturizes the skin with soothing effect for skin relaxing
  • Safe Sun care for sensitive skin :Tested for skin sensitization

Major Ingredients
Tooth seed extract, centella asiatica extract, horsetail extract. Karen dulcite oil, maca root extract, chamomile flower, damask rose flower, blue weed seed oil, pink leaf, leaf. Steam extract, inflatable vine flower, leaf, vine extract, sunflower seed oil, madecasoide, carambola fruit extract, chamomile extract, drum stick seed extract. 

The consistency is cream type, scented and after finish with slight white cast if applied too much, after finish also with slight powdery feeling, no shine, non greasy, since it is formulated with pink calamine powder. Matte finish. Buy if you would like a high SPF sun cream with matte finish. 

Sunday, June 4, 2017

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


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

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.

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

Not multi-function, only moisturizer, no anti-aging or whitening function.

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. 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Chun Chui He in Malaysia?


Chun Chui He just officially debut in Malaysia through 7-11 a week ago. Last year they enter Singapore through 7-11 as well, and as it is in Singapore 7-11 in Malaysia sold out of the Chun Chui He in the first day of launching. Just three flavor available in 7-11 Malaysia at the moment namely Latte Milk Tea, Milk Tea and Earl Grey Milk Tea with promotion price of RM 8.95 (normal price RM 9.50) is until 31 August 2017.

What the hype all about? This milk tea famous in Taiwan and usually tourist buy back as souvenir. Happened to have the opportunity to try this famous drink and the taste? The original milk tea tasted not too sweet, has a hint of green tea powder and pleasant to drink, but the only odd thing it also smell like plastic bottle - is it due to the plastic bottle packing or is it the smell is originally like that? At least it tasted good.

Check out the ingredients

On August 2016, the Singapore authority AVA issued a statement recalling Chun Chui He milk tea for using a non-permitted food additive – L-theanine, it returned to store shelves in Singapore on December 2016 with approved food additive.

The Rose Honey Milk Tea just launched on 20 May 2017, a date that rhymes with “I love you” in Mandarin.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Dr. G Hydrogel Eye Mask Review


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.

This is one pair of eye mask

If use frequently about 2-3 times a week, it shows improvement on fine lines. No benefits for dark circle. Overall quality is acceptable. Suitable for those have minor fine lines under eyes and don't mind the parabean ingredients in this product. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Review


This is a review for The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil. This is for treating acne/pimples, which should be use in the last step of skin care routine. 

Product Profile
Product Name: The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil
Origin: UK
Content: 10ml
Price: RM42
Available: The Body Shop
Purpose: Treat pimples / acne

My Verdict:
This is the best tea tree oil for treating acne/pimples so far I have used. Quite effective and soothing. Applied the oil at night on pimples, next morning pimples reduced in redness and swelling. This is the only product from The Body Shop that's doing what it said so far.

Guerisson 9-complex Horse Oil Review


This is a review for Guerisson 9-complex. This product is suitable for all skin type. This is a multi-purpose moisturizer which should be use after toner or as complimentary smoothing cream use in the last step of skin care routine. 

Product Profile
Product Name: Guerisson 9-complex Horse Oil
Origin: S. Korea
Content: 70g
Price: RM72
Available: Hermo
Purpose: Hydrating, wrinkle-reducing, and brightening effects on skin.

Formulated with the 9-Complex, which is made up of 9 herb & plant extracts – Lavender, Sage, Peppermint, Apple Mint, Rosemary, Cabbage Rose Petal, Lemon Balm Leaf, Bergamot and Chamomile. That's why with the name 9-complex.

Ingredients: Purified water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, horse oil/fat,Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), niacinamide, Cetearyl Olivate, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, beeswax, Sorbitan Olivate, Cetyl Alcohol,Sodium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Snail Secretion Filtrate, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Mentha Rotundifolia (apple mint) Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract,  Melissa Officinalis (lemon balm) Leaf Extract,  Chamomile Leaf extract, Monarda Didyma (bergamot) Leaf Extract, Cyclohexasiloxane, Bixa Orellana Seed Oil, betaine, carbomer, polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7,  phenoxyethanol, Stearyl Alcohol, titanium dioxide, Glyceryl Caprylate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Hydrated Silica, Disodium Stearyl Sulfosuccinamate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, fragrance,tocopheryl acetate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Centella asiatica extract, Camellia Sinensis (green tea) Leaf Extract, Ligularia Fishceria Leaf Extract, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Human Oligopeptide-1/rh-Oligopeptide-1, Lecithin, Astaxanthin, Myristyl Alcohol, xanthan gum, adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hyaluronate, octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ceramide 3

Ingredient really got horse fat TT.

My verdict:
Smell of citrus like lemon grass. Non oily, cream/buttery like texture. Good as complimentary moisturizer but not suitable for stand alone moisturizer for dry skin. As for the wrinkle and brightening claim, might need long time usage to see result. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Laneige White Plus Renew Tone Up Corrector SPF40PA+++


This is a review for Laneige White Plus Renew Tone Up Corrector SPF40PA+++. This product is for all skin type. This is a sun block which should be use on the last skin care routine. Other to protect skin from the sun, this product also tone up skin tone. 

Product Profile
Product Name: Laneige White Plus Renew Tone Up Corrector SPF40PA+++
Origin: S. Korea
Content: 50ml
Price: RM90
Available: Althea

My Verdict:
This product leave a glow or shine finish --- healthy look, when I use this with heavy (cream type) moisturizer, this is not a suitable sun block to use with, but okay for gel type moisturizer. I tried this because of the tone up corrector function, it really tone up skin, but I wish the SPF would be 50++++.

Laneige Clear C Advanced Effector_EX Review


This is a review for Laneige Clear C Advanced Effector_EX. This product is for all skin type. This is an skin prep essence which can be used right after cleansing. The main function of this product is for skin brightening. 

Product Profile
Product Name: Laneige Clear C Advanced Effector_EX
Origin: S. Korea
Content: 150ml
Price: RM128
Available: Althea

As you can see on the bottle indication this bottle, this skin prep essence can last up to 28 days if follow the recommended amount dispense for each use, morning and night. 

My Verdict:
After using this product, I notice some of the dark spot on my skin did lighten slightly. It is not oily at all, watery consistency with slight scent. A good product, but extra step in skin care if you are diligent, I believe this will produce a positive result on your skin. But be prepared to invest budget on this.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar Review


This is a review for Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar. This product is all skin type.

Product Profile
Product Name: Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar
Origin: US
Content: 60ml
Price: RM170
Available: Sephora

The content is cream like white color, non greasy with light scent. Description on Sephora Website for this product:

What it is:
A skin-renewing moisturizer for a long-lasting glow and continuous hydration. 

Solutions for:
- Dryness
- Dullness and uneven texture

If you want to know more…
The revolutionary, lightweight, whipped formula of Hope In A Jar is renewed and infused with a new innovation: clinically proven skin renewal technology. A triple blend of alpha hydroxy acids refine texture, improving the appearance of fine lines and pores, while Asian fruit extracts help support natural microcirculation.

What else you need to know:
This groundbreaking formulation features a triple blend of alpha hydroxy acids, three forms of hyaluronate, plus an Asian fruit extract to deliver an even longer-lasting glow and continuous hydration benefits. Try this product with Renewed Hope In A Jar refreshing and refining moisturizer for up to 24 hours of daytime skin renewal for a moisture boost, refined texture, and healthy-looking glow. 

Research results:
Based on women who expressed an opinion in an 8-week study based on 52 participants: 
- 91% of women fell in love with the feel of their skin and would recommend renewed hope to a friend

My thoughts:
Okay but not great, will not re-purchase at the moment due to price and no anti aging/whitening benefits. Skin feels fresh and soft after using, easily absorb and light no greasy on skin. Quite expensive though. 

Monday, February 13, 2017

Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream Review


This is a review for Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream. This product is for dry to normal skin type.

Product Profile
Product Name: Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream
Origin: South Korea
Content: 50ml
Price: RM109
Available: Hermo / Laneige Counter

As you can see I finished the content already, I would describe the content is white creamy color with creamy non greasy consistency - but upon applying on skin it is a little too rich. After using this product I would say that it is too much on my skin, it didn't absorb as fast, need time to pat into skin otherwise it will leave a shiny look on skin, which when I use this plus the sun screen, it looks greasy on my skin. Even though I have dry skin but this leave a shiny look which I didn't like. I will not be re-purchase this product again. Laneige have the gel type which I should have buy instead of this cream type. I will try to check out the gel type next time when I have the urge to try. TT.