Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Innisfree Wine Jelly Sleeping Mask

Some times ago I was looking for a sleeping mask to complete my night treatment. After gathering information, I decided to take Innisfree Wine Jelly Sleeping Mask. Here is the description:

Enriched with wine extracts from France, wine creates a clear and smooth jelly-like skin by gently lifting away dead skin cells and providing hydrating moisture. This hydrating wine sleeping pack creates a clear and resilient jelly-like skin with its shape-memory barrier.

The texture is like a jelly pudding but it melts at body temperature and absorbs into the skin. It feels fresh and cool and not sticky at all. The smell is sweet and fresh like red wine.

I don’t see much different with my face in the next morning. Even after I use it a lot of time for several months. It does give me a slightly radiant complexion and a slightly moisturized skin but the effect gone when I cleanse off my face in the next day. But it is a suitable for giving a relaxing night due to its wonderful scent.

Before this I also tried a sample of Innisfree Green Tea Pure Sleeping Pack, and just like Wine Jelly, it doesn’t do much except makes my skin a little more hydrates.

My first sleeping mask, Hanbang Boyun from Dodo Club do much better. When I use Hanbang religiously every night, I found my face got a glowing look, moisturized, less oily, and the complexion looks dewy. Too bad it is so difficult to find Hanbang again in Indonesia.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Peel So Good Foam Cleanser (Enzyme Peel)

My friend told me that she found a new peeling product line from Etude. Therefore both of us ordered the sample just to make a try.
It is Peel so Good Foam Cleanser. It has three variants: Diamond Peel, Enzyme Peel, Natural Peel.

Diamond powder / Enzyme / AHA, BHA formulated facial foam cleanser supplies a through cleansing with a smooth peeling of dead skin cells.  

How to use
Apply to wet face and lather. Massage throughly and rinse with warm water.

Strength of Peeling: Natural < Enzyme < Diamond

I chose the Enzyme Peel sample. It comes in blue sachet. 

The foam looks like transparent sheer gel that has many tiny beads. The beads is not melting on skin when being rubbed. I really can feel the beads scrub my face. The foam itself doesn’t really foamy. But small amount can handle my whole face.

The result:
It slightly reduces whitehead and makes my skin looks cleaner and smoother. But my skin goes a bit red after use it whereas I apply it lightly!

I wouldn’t buy the full version as it seems a bit harsh for my skin.

  • Though it is foam cleanser but it is not a foam you can use daily. Use it once or twice a week
  • Always follow up with moisturizer to avoid your skin gets dry after use this
I have tried another peeling product from Etude that also has that "enzyme peel" tagline. One that I used before was the Magic Enzyme Pack Peeling. You can read the review here.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Makeup Remover Tissue: Biore vs Purederm

I used to get problem whenever I tried to remove my eye makeup, especially mascara. In the evening, I used cleansing milk as a makeup remover before foam cleanser. I found that the cleansing milk really stings my eyes if some of it accidentally enter my eyes. Though I always tried to do it very carefully, my eyes always sting and red. Therefore I decided to buy another makeup remover that is more friendly to my eyes. So when I went to shopping center and found Biore Cleansing Oil Cotton Sheet, I immediately bought it.

It is cotton sheet drenched with cleansing oil to remove makeup. The sheet size is actually quiet small. Only about 10 x 12cm. But it is enough to clean my whole face. Eyeliner pencil can be removed easily. While mascara needs to be swiped for a few times to be removed completely.

The cotton sheet itself is thick enough hence make it easy to be wiped without tearing the sheet. It leaves my skin feels clean and moist. It really helps to easily remove my makeup.

Besides, I also tried Purederm Makeup Remover Cleansing Tissue. Just similar with Biore Cleansing Oil cotton sheet, it is also a makeup remover wipes. The sheet itself is wider but a bit thinner than Biore’s. The cotton fibers are also more fragile.

I can’t really see a difference about the cleansing abilities between Biore and Purederm. Both of them are the same. They remove most of my makeup with one swipe but take a little more effort to get rid whole traces of mascara and eyeliner. Unfortunately I don’t have any waterproof makeup, therefore I can’t see how they works with waterproof makeup.

About the price, Purederm are cheaper than Biore.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Herb Day 365 Peach Cleansing Foam

Herb Day 365 cleansing foam from The Face Shop is my favorite cleanser. It has some variants: Mung Bean, Peach, Aloe, Spearmint, Lemon, Acerola. I have tried some of them and so far I find they bring a nice result and has a good price too. This time I'm going to review the Peach cleansing foam.

It’s a foaming cleanser. You just drop a pea-sized amount onto wet skin and activate it by rubbing it gently in circular motion.  One thing I love with Herb Day cleansing foam series is the very gentle bubble it creates. The foam smells fruity and peachy which is refreshing.

This second-step cleansing removes away surface dirt. If you are using makeup, you should remove it first using first-step cleansing such as cleansing oil/cleansing cream/cleansing milk. Imposing foam cleanser for cleansing makeup will only remove more natural moisture and makes your skin drier.

The peach, compared to the rest variants (in my opinion) has a long lasting clean feel and somehow makes my face clean, looks radiant and feel fresh longer.

Though foaming cleanser usually tends to dry skin, the Herb Day cleansing foam series (imho) is less drying. I say this since it doesn’t leave squeaky-clean feel. When I leave my face without using anything after use this product, I only get a very little tight feeling which is still bearable.

The other nice thing I find is the large amount of herbal ingredient they put into this product. Not only Peach, the other variants of Herb Day cleansing foam also use so many herbal ingredient. No wonder it gives nice result on my face.

If you are looking for affordable and good cleanser, it is worth to try.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Burt’s Bees Radiance Night Cream

Burt’s Bees is one of my favorite organic brand. This brand is quiet rare in my country. When a friend go abroad I always ask them to buy me some Burt’s Bees products. I’m still searching where I can buy it easily and in a good price.

I have tried its several products and most of them are great. This time I would like to share my experience using the Radiance Night Cream. 

It is night cream infused with royal jelly. Works to enhance radiance glow and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The consistency is like 'whipped cream' and smells nice. It is okay for my skin: absorbs well and doesn’t  cause breakout. But since the consistency is quiet rich, I’m afraid it would be too heavy for people with oily or sensitive skin. 

After using it for several weeks I start see improvement on my skin. My skin looks slightly more radiant, smooth, and glowing. And the best is the fact that it is natural and organic so I shouldn’t be worry to have it on my face every night.

The complete description and ingredient can be seen here