NIVEA Make Up Clear Micellar Water

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For this review, I will make it short and clear.

One day I really need micellar water. I’m living quite far from the city, in urgent condition and I only can find this micellar water on my department store. This product doesn’t contain alcohol, paraben or perfume, so I thought “Hey, what could go wrong?”

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The Ingredients

I think this product is quite good for cleaning the dirt or make up. But I’m not recommending you to use this as a solo cleaner, because this micellar water can’t clean up a heavy makeup, especially eye makeup. So you still have to wash your face after you using it.

Sadly, this product doesn’t compatible for my skin, I always feel itchy every time I’m using it. I didn’t have acne prone skin, but after I’m using this micellar water some pimples start coming out one by one at my chin and nose area. The breakout is really bad, the pimples are itchy and it looks bright red.

I’m stop using this product for a while and my skin behaving nicely. But when I’m trying to using this micellar water again, another red pimple emerges on my face. So that’ it, I know this micellar water is not suitable with my skin. I’m using the rest of the product for cleaning my décolletage area.

I’m not satisfied but if you didn’t have a sensitive skin, on the traveling and need micellar water in a cheap price maybe you should give it a go.

And now I will be busy with Tretinoin for treating my acne, LOL

xoxo,

q

The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% review

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I’m adding vitamin C on my skin care routine to help me treat my dull skin. There are so many benefits from using vit.C topically on the skin. As we know vit.C have antioxidant properties, so it can help you to combat pollution impact, evening out your skin tone, make your skin smoother and firmer.

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The Ingredients

From so many option of vit.C serum, I’m choosing this suspension form The Ordinary. First of course because it extremely cheap and it contains large enough L Ascorbic Acid percentage (23%), so I hope the product quite potent to delivered a fast result. This suspension also water-free so it should be more stable than other serum.

The Ordinary is the new brand from cosmetic and skincare company namely Deciem, who also produce Niod and Hylamide brand. The Ordinary known for producing simple and effective skincare, with affordable price by cutting the unnecessary scent and using simple packaging without sacrificing the technologies. Besides that this brand’s product also cruelty free and vegan.

here and also here are what The Ordinary said about their Vitamin C range.

This vit. C suspension have a matte tube sleek container, we can’t see what’s inside the tube which is for me it’s a good thing for vit.C product packaging, since LAA is very sensitive to heat and sunlight.

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Its kind a look like glue

This suspension has a thick liquid form with a white color. It has very tiny LAA granules which left a gritty feeling at the face after it getting dry. Some people said this vit C suspension smell too chemical, but for me the smell is similar with the vit C tablet and the smell are still bearable. Although this suspension is oil-free but it feels like its forming an oil layer at my face.

I’m using this vit C, only on my PM routine, after I’m washing my face and using my toner. After I’m using this suspension I’m usually wait for 30 minute before I’m using my next step.

I’m using this product every night without diluting it with other skin care. I’m experience stinging sensation at the first two week, but the stinging only last for 10-15 minutes and didn’t make my face red or itchy, so I keep using it. Actually I’m kind of enjoying the tingling sensation because it means my vitamin C are still stable, yeay!

I have seen the results of using this product since the very first week. My skin texture is become smoother every time I’m using it, moreover now my skin tone getting brighter and more evenly.

Its also really worth the price for 30 ml suspension, since after more than a month I still have some LAA left on the tube. YES!!! I’m definitely will repurchased it and I can’t wait to try another product from The Ordinary.

See you on my next review.

xoxo,

q

 

 

Note:
Vit.C product usually really sensitive. If it exposed to direct sunlight, heat, water or air, it could oxidize easily. So be sure to put your vit.C serum rightly. I myself put this vit.C suspension at the fridge to keep it stable so I can use it for a long time.

Innisfree Green Tea Moisture Cream

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I think I need to write about this Innisfree cream immediately before I run out of it.

I read couple of reviews that said this cream is quite thick. Because my skin is very dry due to dehydration, I’m hoping this natural cream can give enough moisture for my skin.

This cream is actually the last step of the Innisfree Jeju Green Tea Series. This series is made by Innisfree for moisturize the skin. Jeju’s green tea is considered able to deeply hydrate and recharge our skin, responsible in creating a soft, supple and well hydrated skin.

Innisfree claimed their self as the first natural brand from Korea. This cream is free from parabens, synthetic colorants, mineral oil, animal originated ingredients and urea. The writing in this cream’s box is also printed with soy ink.

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The ingredients

The container of this cream is a plastic jar with lid, and it didn’t come with a spatula. So to maintain the hygiene you’ll need to wear a clean spatula from another product or you can also use cotton bud to take the product out.
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This cream has a white opaque color, it’s pretty thick and a little should goes along the way. It has a fascinating green tea scent but the smell isn’t bothering.

When applied to the face this cream is not immediately absorb to the skin, it was more like making a layer of moisture in the face. My face would feel so dampened but also looks oily (especially in my nose), even when I’m only use a very little of it.

I’m using this product on my AM and PM regime, as an occlusive, to seal every product I’m using ahead. For AM I’m only applied it very thin after I’m using face essence. But for PM I’m use very generous amount of the cream for my cheeks and forehead area.

After more than a month using this cream, my skin in the cheeks area feel softer. Probably because this cream boosting the other product’s work. Although this cream is thick, it doesn’t give me comedo or breaking me out. But I think if use single, this cream wouldn’t hydrate my skin enough. Maybe I need to buy a whole product of the series to really feel the hydrating result? Anyway the price is quite cheap for a face cream, and for me 50 ml maybe could last for two months.

If you need a relaxing and natural occlusive cream for your evening skincare I think you should try this cream.

xoxo,

q

Cosrx AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner

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I’m interest to have this product because I need a light face toner for helping me clean the residue and the dirt that stay remains in the skin even after I wash my face. Except that, this toner has a very short ingredient list and doesn’t contain alcohol denat or paraben.

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The toner case is a plastic spray bottle, its pretty much handy for traveling

I don’t think I need to tell you a story about Cosrx, but if you really miss the hype then here’s a very short intro about Cosrx.

Cosrx is a South Korean skincare brand that well known for its minimal, natural and functional ingredients. They believe at beauty in simplicity, simple ingredients and also simple packaging.

 

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This toner contains Pyrus Malus (apple) water. The ingredient is a natural AHA (Alpha Hidroxy Acid), it promises to exfoliate your skin without giving you irritation. Cosrx said that their AHA/ BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner can help you prevent whiteheads, blackheads and blemishes. It also can be use daily for your morning and evening skincare.

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I’m using it after I washed my face with a face wash. First I’m going to spray it on a thin cotton pad, then swap it all over my face and neck. I’ll repeat this step until there’s no more dirt left on my cotton pad. Then I pat the toner with my hand to some troublesome area at my face, such as my t-zone. This toner has a watery consistency, but I’m usually waited for a couple minutes before applying my next skincare.

For the first two week, I’m using it for my AM/PM skincare regimes. Then until now I only use it for my PM regime, as a PH adjusting toner before I’m using my vitamin c solution.

In the early use of this toner (it was the 3rd day if I’m not mistaken) I’m experience a little purging. There some tiny zits that appears at my chin. But I keep using this toner and pat the zits with the toner, the zits then getting dry and completely gone.

I also have a whitehead that lay pretty deep in my nose since long ago, one day the white head getting dry; it comes out by itself and my nose getting cleaner.

My face feels fresh and looks cleaner every time I’m finish using this toner. It really does it words for prevent blackheads and whiteheads.

Since the AHA/BHA percentage is pretty low in this toner, to be honest, it doesn’t really do much on exfoliating or revive those big pores on my face. But the price is really a good deal, I’m using it for more than a month and (as you can see in the picture) I’m still having some toner left. I think, for my face, one bottle will be enough for two months usage.

It’s perfect for you who search a mild AHA/BHA toner for cleaning whiteheads and blackheads, it can be used as a PH adjusting toner and it also a good introducing product for using acid at affordable price.

Well, in short, I’m pretty satisfied with the toner and probably will repurchase it in the future.

 

xoxo,

q

 

SKINCARE – PREFACE

Hi, I think before I’m starting to review any skincare, it would be best for me to write some introduction about how my skin is.

I used to be the kind of woman who didn’t like to wearing skincare. I didn’t have much time for wearing it and I thought wearing layers of skincare is tiresome. Long before, I’m usually bought many skincare products but I ended up just using it only for a couple times.

Until a few months ago I’m challenge myself to use skincare again. At first I plan to use it devoutly for one month only (unless if the skincare breaks me out). Surprisingly, after one month I’m getting to loved wearing skincare, and it became my new habit until now.

I have a combination type skin, my cheeks area is very dry, but my nose and forehead sometimes get oily, although not too much. I don’t have acne prone skin, but I have one or two acne on my period time. My face has a dull complexion, big pores and rough surface.

The skin on my neck is very sensitive and dry. I have severe dermatitis on my neck due to an allergic, asthma and dehydration. The skin on my neck is so easy to get itch and feeling burn.

For now on, I’m just trying to find a correct skincare that can hydrate and rejuvenate my skin surface and also revive my complexions. I want to keep my skincare regime to be simple yet potent.

How do I review a skincare product?

I think skincare review is more complicated than a make-up review. It takes a long time to really feel the result. I’m giving my skincare product 1 month trial before I’m review about it. But don’t worry, if the skincare break me out, making my face dry, red, itchy, give me bumps or acne, or make my face feel burns, I would stop using it immediately.

See you on my first review.

xoxo,

q