Monday, February 28, 2011
Physiogel Products are::
-Suitable for sensitive/eczema skin (suitable for all skin type too)
I have a condition of eczema mostly on my lower legs and it's extremely dry and itchy. The effected areas look "white(but pinkish when well moisturize), sometimes it will become so dry that it cracked (Painful) .. It comes and goes and it always took a really long time to "partly" recover!! Gone but never heal- That's the sad case of "ECZEMA" (Agree?)
I've tried alot of "aczema" creams and ointment.. it's just relief the dryness NOT the itchyness! I love SkinMD: super moisturizing on the skin, but not so moisturizing on effected areas.. cos I need to apply like every 30mins to keep it moist.
I think most peoples who have eczema conditions knew that the key is to by reduced scratching and keep it moist. (BUT it was so hard not to scratch it!!!!!)
Well.. I tried the Physiogel lotion... it's feel nice and moist on the super dry skin but it abit mild for my condition! So when I finished up that bottle... I start using the cream and I LOVE IT!!!
The cream is very moisturizing and it does leave a firm of protection on the skin surface.. it's feel abit oily, but not sticky. And it keep my dry skin hydrated for hours. The cream also feel very soothing on my itchy skin! (I like... I like!!!)
Although, my skin still feel itchy.. but it does reduce the itchness level(lolx...) I donno how to express it..... it still feel itchy when the cream wears off.. but not as itchy as before.(Get it???? NO????)
I didn't try the cream moisturizer on my face. It was too thick and oily. The lighter version "Physiogel Lotion"... I feel that it was light and mild on my body but totally way too thick on my face!!! It just don't absorb well on my face's skin :(
I'm not sure about the price, I think it's less then SD$40 (available at Guardian store in Sg)
Price: SD$22.90 (Update after checking the price at the store)
Can read more about Physiogel on their website
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Normally. I will wear sunblock + bbcream for running errands. (No need to go all the way to eyeshadow and brows.. I'm too lazy for that, lolx)
Well.. For this LOTD, it will be a look I wear when I'm going out for dinner with my family, somewhere not too far away. Like a mall nearby or afew bus stops away from my home(you get the ideas, places that have more crowds)
I'm using a single color on my lids with thick eyeliners.
(Above with flash - below pic without flash)
A very simple everyday look ...
On my face..
Nature republic Alsaka Aqua sunblock cream, SANA Pore Putty Moist base, Dr Jart+ bbcream(actually can skip bbcream if your skin condition is good... I just need more coverage for my redish skin), MAC studio Finish concealer(for my dark post acne marks that are way too dark to cover with bbcream) and MAC MSF in light to set.
On my cheeks...
Before I set my face with MAC MSF... I applied MUA Bronzage (cream bronzer) on my cheekbones, MAC CreamJoie-De-Vivre creamblend blush on my cheeks. After setting my face with MAC MSF(just light blush around the cheek areas) . MAC Desert Rose Matte blush on the cheeks and top it with Gransebon Gran Decollete(swatches) highlight face powder in #02(nude flower) and as highlight too. (products in blue font was provided by the company)
MAC Desert Rose was a pretty intense matte blush.. I like to dap my blush brush on the powder and wipe it off on a tissue then apply on my cheeks.. if I need more.. I just dap the brush on the tissue to pick up the color again.
Here's the swatches of MAC Desert Rose Matte Powder blush...
(Above with flash, below pic without flash)
Swatch on a tissue
MAC Let me pop paintpot on the lids and blend blend blend... (brow's highlight.. I'm using MAC MSF to brighten up) Heavy Rotation Gel liner (I apply that on the tightline too) and Maquillage gel liner in GD855(Gold) on waterline. Majolica Majorca mascara.
On my brows... K Palette Real Lasting eyebrow 24hrs(Shade 01) and Canmake Coloring eyebrow mascara in #05(the newest shade).
Didn't wear any lip color.. :P If I'm going to put on a lip color, it would be some coral pink lipgloss.
Pics taken without flash turn out to be abit too pale... the lighting wasn't strong cos the sky getting abit gloomy yesterday(evening).
I have been rocking these look almost everyday.. unless I going to town area. I normally use MAC paintpot or KATE Gel Shadow. Really simple right.. Cheeks color also play a big part on brightening up the eyes and face!
That's all ^__^
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Clinical tested and proven....
What does collagen do to our skin?
How it works???
From the website::
Kinohimitsu J’pan Beauty Drink is the most effective way to restore youthful vitality to skin – not only on your face but your whole body including the neck, bust & bum.
Kinohimitsu J’pan Beauty Drink , the functional, instant drink with a high concentration of Collagen helps to plump up your skin to make way for smoother, firmer, younger looking skin in just 6 days
Take this healthy delicious drink in the morning before breakfast or at night before bedtime. In the morning, your body absorption is at its best. At night, your body rebuilds. Collagen helps heal scars and aids skin renewal.
My first Impression::I took this drink once I woke up(be it morning or afternoon) before meal(breakfast). The taste of the juice was sweet with a hint of sour(not much) and it totally taste like an expensive version of lychee juice! Yum
My thoughts on taking the juices for a month::
Well... before I took this juice, I was wondering how would I know whether this will make a different on my skin texture and moisturizing factor... becos I was trying out a new skincare range at the same time(Rojukiss Protox : Anti Wrinkles Solution).. then I rememeber, I still have skin on my whole body (Blur me right? lolx "head desk")
Anyway, after 8 days(one bottle of juice each morning)... I feel that my skin feel smooth and soft, my arms, legs even my tummy(baby smooth) and I didn't use any moisturizer during the whole week!!!!!!!! WoW.. I'm impressed, hydrating from inside out!!!!
After a box of 10 bottles of Juice... I start the next box by drinking it at night before bedtime(I wanna see if there's any different).... Well, I dont see any different.. Skin texture doesn't improve (still the same before I start the 2nd box) and I notice that I start to reach out for my body lotion (I sleep in AC room most of the time and it can be abit drying)
So for my last box(last 10bottles).. I drank it in the morning, because I love how smooth my skin feel, the collagen keep my body at it best moisturizing level, even without the help of any moisturizer. (Well.. I still use body lotion/moisturizer to double up the moisture of my skin!!! Taking care from inside and out ^__^)
Kinohimitsu beauty drinks/Juices are available at Watsons, Guardian, SASA, Nishino Pharmacies, John Little, Robinsons, ALT, Natural/Organic Stores and Individual Pharmacies.
A box of 6 bottles ::
Price SD$39.90 (The boxes I received was promotion pack- free 4bottles)
Read more about Kinohimitsu
Products were sent for consideration.
Friday, February 18, 2011
So I bought it and we pop over to Watsons @ NAC.. though they don't have any discount for L'oreal.... BUT, I saw a promotion tag saying.. SD$8 off for L'oreal True Match Foundation "ONLY"... Oh My!!! It's way cheaper then 20% off.
If you going to get this foundation... I say check out Watsons first!
By the way, I think ALT @ Hereen already Closed(?!?!) Check out Iris post on ALT promotion:: http://rougedeluxe.blogspot.com/2011/02/alt-heeren-clearance-sale.html(?!?)
Not going to do a haul post cos.. most of the stuff I got on Sunday were backup of the stuff I already have! lolx
Anyway, do share with me on promotion that I might miss out! (I notice that sometimes OG do have great discounts.. like Bourjois having 30% off... not sure the promotion is still going on. But it's like extra 10% off compare to Watsons/SASA)
Exciting news from Skin79!!!
Wanna be the Face for Skin79 like Jolin Tsai? Now it's your chance, Skin79 is looking for 2 new faces to front their new Whitening Skincare range.
The two new beauty ambassadors will appear on all of their merchandising displays, ad campaigns and in media across the Singapore. Beside you will also win a 16GB Apple iPad with personalisation!
To enter the contest, you must:
1. Be fair
2. "Like" Skin79 fanpage http://www.facebook.com/skin79singapore
3. Submit your photo, age and contact to email@example.com
4. Selected candidates will be profiled on Skin79 Fanpage from 28th Feb onwards
Enjoy and Good Luck!
Thursday, February 17, 2011
I'm using random.org to pick a winner from the 320 comments on the giveaway entry.
And the winner is..... Wendy(Purrbliss)
Congrats.. remember to email me your Mailing address with 7days.
My email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*** If the winner fail to reply after a week, I will pick another winner.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
The basic step for all type of skincare.
(Cleanse -> tone -> serum/essence -> eye cream/gel -> moisturizer/cream ->(day)sunblock)
If using different range together(moisturizing, whitening, anti-wrinkles ranges) ..
start with anti-wrinkles, follow by whitening/brightening, and then moisturizing (we can like use up to 3 different types of essence/serum together.. if the skin conditions needed all that.. other wise, keep it simple, especially for sensitive skin.)
What is serum?
In this range the serum mention here is essence. I do notice that some brands called their lotion as serum.
Why anti-wrinkles first?
Well that was because... wrinkles normally formed around the inner layer of the skin, pigmentation formed under the skin layer and everyone knows that dryness are always on the skin layer. So we have to treat the problems inside first then move out to the outer layers.
(That's is when we want to use different serum in the skincare routine.. as serum all have the same watery texture)
So.. if you do not use any serum... Just using lotion or cream... if all the texture is the same type, follow the serum steps. If all the lotion/cream have different texture. Always use the lightest, watery texture first then thicker creamy texture.
Normally, I prefer to combine different types of serum/essence(Anti-wrinkle/whitening) in the routine and then use moisturizing lotion/moisturizer to lock all the goodness in the skin and also to keep my skin hydrated!
Received a set of Anti Wrinkles Solution range products( 3 travel sizes on each -Serum, Day cream, Night cream and Sunblock cream.)
I have been using this set of samples on the month of December 2010
(I kept forgetting to post up this review...)
***The retail size was the one in the above pic.. the one I got was the sample size(but I got 3 each and it's more then enough to last me for around 5weeks (except Sunblock cream, which last around 3weeks)
I cleanse my face with cleansing foam(I'm using the Nature Republic Farm Rice cleansing foam) and tone it with SANA Namerakahonpo moisture skin lotion before apply the serum all over my face and around the eyes. (I focus more on places that form wrinkles easily)
The texture of the serum.... watery
The serum absorbed really fast and well into the skin, doesnt feel sticky, oily or make my face feel itchy. And it doesn't cause any break-out on my skin and under eyes milia! (Not too rich on my combination skin)
I still use my usual eyecream(The Bodyshop wise woman anti wrinkles eyecream) ontop of the serum and I do notice that my fine lines on my forehead and undereyes are less deep. Fine lines became shorter!!!!!! ^__^ But it's doesnt go away completely! Well... we all knew that it's hard to get rid of wrinkles/fine lines unless we do some "filling" and what worse was that .... I love to "rub" my eyes ("NOT GOOD"!!) Anyway, this serum kinda help to slow down and prevent any "new" wrinkles being created thru my endlessly rubbing and blinking my eyes.
Rojukiss Protox Day Cream SPF50 PA+++
The texture of the day cream...
This day cream feel more like a sunblock cream, quite thick in texture. With the high SPF, this can double up as a sunblock, moisturizing and prevent wrinkles! 3 greatness in one product. Cool right?
The thick cream texture doesn't make my skin feel stuffy, sticky or cause any break-outl. The only down side was that it was abit hard to spread around my chubby face.
So, I divided the application into 4parts, just squeeze out enough amount for each parts of my face (forehead/cheeks/chin and nose). Normally(on other moisturizers), I will squeeze/pour out the amount of lotion onto my palm.. warm(rub) the lotion on my palms before patting it all over my face until it's fully absorbed.
Well... I still use the sunblock after this.. I like to be fully cover in SPF.. I hate looking at my face and found new dark spots!!!
The texture of the Night cream..
I love this night cream, the texture was very moist but not too watery like a lotion and it feel so good on my skin. I notice that in morning, my skin feel and look really soft and supple.
Same as the serum and day cream, This night cream doesnt cause any break-out or clogged my pores and it doesn't feel sticky at all. Fine lines does improved for about 20% (well.. I only used this for about 5weeks) This night cream was really moisturizing... I sleep in AC room most of the time and it's doesnt make my skin feel dry, tight or itchy.
The texture of the sunblock cream.. watery...
The sunblock cream was really watery... way watery then lotion texture.. I like it! It's easy to spread, doesn't feel too dry on my combination skin(some very watery sunblock was really drying(especially around the area around my lips) Or super oily!)
Very moisturizing, doesn't feel thick on my skin, not oily or sticky at all! And it doesn't make my foundation(liquid, bbream or powder/mineral foundation) patchy or cakey. Oh, it also doesn't leave any white cast on my face. The finishing of this sunblock lotion was dewy and it kinda brighten up my complexion.
Well, I really like this set of Anti Wrinkles products... it's moisturizing and it does help to minimize the fine lines on my forehead and undereyes! And the best was it doesn't cause any problems to my skin. I have combination skin and it's kinda sensitive and will break-out easily.. (very problematic, right?)
If you ask me which to get... I will say, all of it! Because almost all products work better using side by side...well, maybe can skip the sunblock if you dont like to pile on alot of products on the skin. The day cream have good SPF on it's own.
Rojukiss is available at Serangoon Nex and Raffles City Guardian Singapore.
No wonder I can't find this range of products in Watsons and Guardian stores(around Orchard, West Coast Plaza and Jurong Point) Was going to get the night cream and sunblock.
Disclaimer: Products were provided by the company for consideration.