Sunday, 5 July 2020

HOW TO USE RETINOID (TRETINOIN, RETINOL, ADAPALENE) GUIDE

Hi beautiful people,

Retinoid is one of the world best anti aging ingredient for acne and many other skin problems.  The catch is there are ways to use it.  Here are the guides for how to use retinoid ( tretinoin, retin A, tazaroc, adapalene and retinol)




how to use retinoid ( tretinoin, retin A, tazaroc, adapalene and retinol)



Who should avoid using it?
Pregnant and breastfeeding.  There is not enough evidence and study on the safety of using topical retinoids during this time.

Also if you are still on accutance(oral vitamin A), best to avoid using retinoid.
If you are having some skin allergies and have sunburn avoid using retinoid.

Here is the guide to how to use (tretinoin, retin A, tazaroc, adapalene, retinal &retinol). It is important to know how to use tretinoin so that you won't irritate your skin and get benefits of using retinoid.

how to use retinoid ( tretinoin, retin A, tazaroc, adapalene and retinol)



How to use it?

Avoid using other actives such as BHA, AHA, vitamin C, benzoyl peroxide etc until your skin got adjusted.

Make sure you have sunscreen, a gentle cleanser and a moisturiser.

1.  Wait 5minutes after cleanser to make sure your face is dry.
2.  Then after application, wait another 5-10min to make sure it is dry before applying moisturiser.
3.  Only once at night every three days.  
4.  A pea size for your whole face.  Divide that one pea size into 5dots (forehead, cheeks, nose, chin) so there should be enough for 5 area.  Then, spread all the dots quickly.

Continue doing that for a month.  Don't rush to apply it everyday because the sensitivity won't show up until it is in your 3rd week.  By then, damage done.


Once your skin builds up tolerance, you can try applying once every two days at night.

Sign of over usage of retinoid ( tretinoin, retin A, tazaroc, adapalene and retinol)


Sign of over usage of retinoid?

More breakouts even after 2months into it, peeling, redness, tenderness, everything feels like burning fire on the skin.

Purging should start healing from week 3rd week to 4th week without adding new products into your skincare routine.  If not...you are irritated.



how to heal your skin from retinoid ( tretinoin, retin A, tazaroc, adapalene and retinol)

How to heal your skin from retinoid?

Here is how to heal your skin from weak skin barrier caused by irritation of using retinoid ( tretinoin, retin A, tazaroc, adapalene and retinol). It is a simple easy guide on what you should use, how you should use tretinoin, when to use it and also what it means for strong skin barrier.
If you already damage your skin from using too much and too often.  I am sorry for your skin.

Stop using retinoid.  Use a gentle cleanser and moisturise a lot.   Also avoid going out burning in the sun and make sure to use sunscreen.  After a month later if your skin already recovered from that, you can start again but this time be gentle.


Start this journey with knowledge and a good hydrating skincare routine.  You can't speed up the process by applying more.  Retinoid is not an immediate fix.





Here is the link to the youtube videos for those that prefer simple animated 1min videos

What is retinoid in Blog post and in Youtube
Who should avoid retinoid in Youtube
How to use retinoid in Youtube
Sign of over usage of retinoid in Youtube
How to heal your skin from retinoid in Youtube




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Thursday, 25 June 2020

GOING TO DERMATOLOGIST FOR ACNE IN MALAYSIA

Hi beautiful people,

I think many of us Malaysian dread to go to dermatologists unless it is actually severe acne.  There are some that just go to dermatologist because they have one pimple on their face which is rare.

Here is how it is going to dermatologists for acne in Malaysia.  I wrote about the cost in money, the dermatologists and the medicine.

going to dermatologists for acne in Malaysia





Here is the youtube version if you prefer watching animated video.


Public hospitals do not entertain acne or pimples problem since you are not going to die so you have to go to a private hospital or private clinic.

Dermatologists are doctors that give you medicine for your skin.
They are not cosmetic chemist so they don't know products formulation.  Just like any other professions there are good and bad doctors.

going to dermatologists for acne in Malaysia

1.  The wait
You can do appointment and wait 3hours if you have a famous dermatologist.  Since it is full of people generally you get about 5-10minutes to see them.  So, prepare your question before hand.  Probably 1 or 2 questions.

Most clinic will also have you fill in a form about your allergies, personal details and some skincare products.
going to dermatologists for acne in Malaysia


2.  The dermatologist
Depending on dermatologist some will just draw and write on a piece of paper which has a face.  Then you picked up the medicine from the nurse who will tell you how to use those medicine, products and you pay money.  Dermatologist are supposed to inform you if they are going to give you stuff such as accutance because you have to avoid getting pregnant and get blood test for it.




going to dermatologists for acne in Malaysia


3.  The medicine
Some of the oral prescription they give you is not available outside.  On the other hand, the topical prescription given to you are all available outside in the pharmancies but you won't get to see the packaging since they want you to go back to them and pay like extra 50% .
going to dermatologists for acne in Malaysia


4.  The price.
Be prepared with RM50-150 to see them.  This is just to see them for 5min.
Medicine is counted separately.  Depending on what, they will make you go back to them every two months for the medicine.  So another RM100-RM400
Skincare.  RM350-RM1000  This is if your dermatologist have their own curated skincare which they put inside your bill or they give you the option to buy outside
Medical procedures- RM200 to RM1000 per procedure depending on what type of product.  Normally you have to buy a course if it is laser for acne scarings. So a course is going to cost you about RM7000.

So overall minimum prepare to spend from RM150 to RM1000 in the visit.

So overall is it better to go to dermatologists?  I would say go to one with a good track record I guess?  I mean it is better than trying to heal your own skin via buying lots of skincare products when you don't really know much.



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Tuesday, 16 June 2020

REVIEW ON KLAIRS MID DAY BLUE UV SHIELD SPF 50+ Pa++++

Hi beautiful people,

Klairs came out with a physical sunscreen for for oily and combination skin, Klairs Mid Day Blue UV Shield SPF 50+ Pa++++ which is in the blue line with the motto Blue never felt so good.

Something happened to my package so the destroyed box isn't the best to look at so I am not spamming this post with the picture of the box.  It is really pretty simple design.


Klairs Mid Day Blue UV Shield SPF 50+ Pa++++
Klairs Mid Day Blue UV Shield SPF 50+ Pa++++

Klairs Mid Day Blue UV Shield SPF 50+ Pa++++

Klairs Mid Day Blue UV Shield SPF 50+ Pa++++

Klairs Mid Day Blue UV Shield SPF 50+ Pa++++
Klairs Mid Day Blue UV Shield SPF 50+ Pa++++

Klairs Mid Day Blue UV Shield SPF 50+ Pa++++

Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence SPF 50+ Pa++++ VS Klairs Mid Day Blue UV Shield SPF 50+ Pa++++
Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence SPF 50+ Pa++++ VS Klairs Mid Day Blue UV Shield SPF 50+ Pa++++

Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence SPF 50+ Pa++++ VS Klairs Mid Day Blue UV Shield SPF 50+ Pa++++
Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence SPF 50+ Pa++++ VS Klairs Mid Day Blue UV Shield SPF 50+ Pa++++


About:
This physical sunscreen is hydrating, lightweight, non-irritant, and gentle for any skin type, even sensitive skin. It is SPF 50/PA++++ and contains zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to protect your skin against UVA/UVB. By containing guaiazulene it also helps calm the skin. It has a natural tone-up effect after application with a semi-matte finish. Recommended for combination and oily skin.



Packaging: My box is destroyed but you all the information is here and on Wishtrend website.  Simple baby blue packaging.  The sunscreen is 80ml which is big and generous for a sunscreen.  The baby blue tube has a screwed cap which is great for travelling.


Ingredients talk: 
Ingredients:
Water, Cyclohexasiloxane, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Dibutyl Adipate, Propanediol, Caprylyl Methicone, 1,2-Hexanediol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Betaine, Magnesium Sulfate, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Inositol, Aluminum Hydroxide, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Stearic Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Octyldodecanol, Guaiazulene, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Tocopherol, Fragrance


Paraben free, sulfate free, alcohol free,  Eu allergen free, silicone free.  It is not fungal-acne safe (malassezia).  The fungal acne trigger ingredients are Stearic Acid and Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil.

About the ingredients, the main sunscreen that provides the protection is zinc oxide and titanium dioxide which are for physical protection which is high on the ingredient list.

There are some plant ingredients, vitamin E, plant oil and also ingredients that provide hydration and film forming on the skin.  Guaiazulene which is the ingredient that makes the sunscreen blue is from chamomile is one of my favourite calming ingredient.

The rest of the ingredients are for hydration, emulsifier, texture, solvent and preservatives.


Texture and Scent:  It has this blue light cream that goes on the skin in semi matte texture.  It has this bluish white cast if you use enough amount(not 5pea size) for protection.  It does cover up my redness on my skin.  On darker skin, you will have a stronger cast on your face unless you use like 5pea size which is not enough for sun proctection.  It has allergen free fragrance in very tiny amount so that the sunscreen doesn't smell like rotten plastic.  It has a light plasticky sweet scent which disappeared after 30minutes on the face.

Review:  It has this cooling feeling on the skin that last for about few seconds that calm down my redness.  It doesn't clogged my pores or gives me pimples.  I think it is a great makeup base for makeup too.  You do need to use an oil cleanser since some foam cleanser is not able to remove this physical sunscreen.

Overall:  It is a great physical sunscreen for combination skin type and acne prone skin with redness on lighter skin colour.  I think it is impossible to have physical sunscreen that do not have any cast at all unless you use very little or not enough to provide protection.


Comparison: Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence SPF 50+ Pa++++  and Klairs Mid Day Blue UV Shield SPF 50+ Pa++++ are both different.

Klairs Mid Day Blue UV Shield is not really the same as the Klairs Mid Day Blue Sun Lotion SPF40 PA++ in terms of ingredients.  Both doesn't not have the same scent.

Klairs Mid Day Blue UV Shield-has bluish cast (physical sunscreen)
Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence-no cast at all (chemical sunscreen)

Here is the video for short comparison between both of them.





Product retails for
Klairs Mid Day Blue UV Shield SPF 50+ Pa++++ 80ml $23.00 (NP) at Wishtrend
Made in Korea



Extra discount code: YueRain15 (15%) (up to 30 Jun)
monthly discount: June10 
Discount code at Wishtrend: 7252756B (10% off)



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Saturday, 13 June 2020

REVIEW ON ORION CHOCO PIE

Hi foodies,

One of the things I love are snacks and thanks to Jing Jung Sung official website I get this nice famous Orion choco Pie from Korea.

So here is the review on Orion choco pie which you can also buy online.

Orion has been making snacks since many years ago and it is one of the oldest company in Korea for snacks.  This choco pie is the original flavour and they do have another flavour which I hope to try in the future.


Orion choco pie
Orion choco pie 

Orion choco pie
Orion choco pie 

Orion choco pie
Orion choco pie 

Orion choco pie
Orion choco pie 

Packaging:  The is a box for 12 packs. Inside is the choco pie with sealed foil packaging printed in Korean Hangul wording.  The wording is the name of the company Orion and the flavour which is chocolates.

Review:  This choco pie reminds me of the olden time snacks which is like in the 80s where snacks are simple but still delicious.  Orion choco pie is two round layers of cake, with marshmallow filling in the middle  and a chocolate covering the whole cakes.  The cakes is similar to pound cake texture with medium softness and slight dryness but not to the point of stuck inside my throat.  It is balanced out with the sweetness from the chocolates with the softness of the marshmallow.  The marshmallows in Choco-Pie contain gelatin obtained from pigs.


Overall, Orion choco pie chocolate flavour is a nice Korean snacks and I do enjoy it very much.


Product retails for
Orion choco pie chocolate flavour on Amazon
Made in Korea.

Check out Jing Jung Sung products on Amazon

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Tuesday, 9 June 2020

WHAT ARE RETINOID (TRETINOIN, RETIN A, TAZAROC, ADAPALENE AND RETINOL)

Hi beautiful people,

Retinoid is HG and magic ingredients of beauty world.  Even dermatologists recommend it being the world best thing you can do for your skin.

Watch this before you start with your retinoid magic journey.  It will save you a lot of pain.
Here is the guide for what are retinoid ( tretinoin, retin A, tazaroc, adapalene and retinol)

what are retinoid ( tretinoin, retin A, tazaroc, adapalene and retinol)





What is retinoid?
retinoids is an umbrella term for derivatives of vitamin A.
retinoic acid which are prescription level drugs such as tretinoin, tazarotene and adapalene.
Over the counter (OTC) products usually contain retinol which is a weaker form.
There is also retinyl palmitate which is combination of retinol and the fatty acid palmitic acid.

Retinoids are “cell communicating” ingredients. They “tell” healthier, younger skin cells to make their way to the surface of the skin faster. This is called cell turnover. The increase in skin cell turnover helps our pores stay clear and increases collagen production which make skin younger.

That is why people called it HG for anti aging.
There are also tretinoin is gel, cream and lotion with different percentage.  Cream can cause clogged pores while gel can be more drying.



Please check out the other posts for the full series on retinoid.
Who should avoid retinoid on Youtube
How to use retinoid on Youtube
Sign of over usage of retinoid on Youtube
How to heal your skin from damage barrier on Youtube


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Friday, 5 June 2020

SKINCARE ANSWERS THAT WILL MAKE YOU ANGRY

Hi beautiful people,

What if you just want your skincare questions answered?  Reading hundreds of articles? Nah, that is not smart at all.  So, you go to the skincare forum and post your question there.  After a day, there is only one or no answers at all.  So if any of your questions are listed here, here are the answers.
Here is the skincare answers that will make you angry.

skincare answers that will make you angry





1.  What is THE best skincare product to get rid of my acne overnight?

You either get product recommendation of the usual popular brands, generic brands such as Cerave, Cetaphil, La Roche Posay or to go for actives (AHA, BHA, retinoid etc).  No one could actually tell you one specific product that magically work overnight.  If your acne is more than mild, it is usually recommended to just visit a good dermatologist for more invasive treatment.


2.  How can I get rid of my pimples overnight naturally?
If there is, the dermatologist probably will be out of work.  The fastest is just steroid shot which is not good in the long run.  You can if it is tiny whiteheads but if it cystic, nothing natural works overnight.  Natural also does not mean it is safe since we have the poisonous natural lead.


3.  What are the best skincare products under USD4?
Sorry, do your own research.  There are just too many products out there and we don’t test all the thousands of brands out there for the best price and best ingredients for every skin type.


4.  (insert brand) is this going to cure my acne forever?
Nobody knows if it is 100% going to work for you.  Not even your dermatologist whom learns a lot about using medicine to clear up your skin.


5.  I use cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen. Why I don’t have glow up?
It is basic skincare routine.  If you want more, you do need to do more than just basic skincare products.



6.  I have tried everything; none of them work to get rid of my acne. Recommend me something that will work.

See a good dermatologist since you tried everything.  Most of the time, you are using all the strong actives on your face at once with no patch testing and without a proper gentle hydrating skincare routine.  Recipe for more damage skin barrier and more angry pimples on your face all at once.




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Tuesday, 2 June 2020

REVIEW ON KIEHLS CLEARLY CORRECTIVE LINE

Hi beautiful,


Here are the reviews for Kiehl's Clearly Corrective skincare range line samples.  Since they are samples please just take it with a lot of salt since I was only able to use for a week.  I can't tell you the effect after 3 weeks or about breakouts with samples.  Still I will talk about the ingredients, texture and also the feeling on my acne prone skin skin type.


Kiehl's Clearly Corrective line is for people with skin concerns such as dark spots, hyperpigmentation, ance marks and uneven skin tone.


Kiehl's Clearly Corrective
Kiehl's Clearly Corrective

Kiehl's Clearly Corrective
Kiehl's Clearly Corrective

Kiehl Clearly Corrective consists of:
Kiehl Clearly Corrective Brightening and Exfoliating Daily Cleanser
Kiehl Clearly Corrective Brightening and Soothing Treatment Water
Kiehl Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution
Kiehl Clearly Corrective Brightening and Smoothing Moisture Treatment
Kiehl Ultra light Daily UV Defense Mineral Sunscreen SPF50 50ml




Kiehl Clearly Corrective
Kiehl Clearly Corrective

Kiehl Clearly Corrective Brightening and Exfoliating Daily Cleanser
Ingredients:
Water, Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate/Coco-Betaine, Glycerin, Acrylates Copolymer, Perlite, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Chlorphenesin, Salicylic Acid, Hydroxypropyl Tetrahydropyrantriol, Propylene Glycol, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil/Lavender Oil, Disodium Edta, Linalool, Butylene Glycol, Citrus Aurantium Tachibana Peel Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Citric Acid.


Review:
Paraben free, sulfate free, alcohol free, silicone free, Eu allergen not, fungal-acne safe (malassezia).

It has essential oil in it. Since it is a wash off products it is alright if you don't have allegies with it since the contact time is less than 2 min on your face. The cleanser has pH6-7 without adding water. The transparent gel does have perlite which gave it a slight scrub feeling. It has very light scent of lavender but once mixed with water and on my face there is no scent at all. It cleans my face well and is not drying.  The BHA does help with acne prone skin.





Kiehl Clearly Corrective Brightening and Soothing Treatment Water
Ingredients:
Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol Denat., Methyl Gluceth-20, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Citrate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate,PPG-6-Decyltetradeceth-30, Citric Acid, Hydroxypropyl Tetrahydropyrantriol, Propylene Glycol, Salicylic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil/Lavender Oil, Disodium EDTA, Linalool, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Citrus Aurantium Tachibana Peel Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Tocopherol.


Review:
Paraben free, sulfate free, alcohol-not free, silicone free, Eu allergen- not, fungal-acne safe (malassezia). 

This is a light watery toner with pH5 to pH6.  It has very mild lavender scent.  It absorbs fast into the skin without any stickness and doesn't sting. I was only able to use 2 times so I can't say much about the effect.




Kiehl Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution
Ingredients:
Aqua/Water, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat, PEG/PPG/Polybutylene Glycol-8/5/3 Glycerin, Hydroxypropyl Tetrahydropyrantriol, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, PPG-6-Decyltetradeceth-30, Phenoxyethanol, Salicylic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Potassium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil/Lavender Oil, Disodium EDTA, Adenosine, Linalool, Butylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Citrus Aurantium Tachibana Peel Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract.

Review: Paraben free, sulfate free, alcohol-not free, silicone free, Eu allergen- not, fungal-acne safe (malassezia). 

One of the famous serum for brightening, get rid of PIE (red acne scars) and dull skin.  It is one of the stable vitamin C that you don't have to put inside the fridge.  The star ingredients are white birch extract,vitamin C and peony extract.  This is not for dry sensitive skin as there are some drying ingredients.  If you have dry skin make sure your skin is hydrated enough and don't apply just the serum alone.  This serum is watery light with slight viscosity and absorbs onto fast leaving a matte texture. My acne scars do get lighter after 3days of using.
It has a very light lavender scent that goes away once it is on the skin.




Kiehl Clearly Corrective Brightening and Smoothing Moisture Treatment

Ingredients:
Aqua/Water, Dimethicone, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat, Hydroxypropyl, Etrahydropyrantriol, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Potassium Hydroxide, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil/Lavender Oil, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Citrate, Silica, Adenosine, Magnesium Sulfate, Disodium Edta, Dipropylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Citrus Aurantium Tachibana Peel Extract, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Salicylic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Linalool, Geraniol, Limonene, Citral.

Review:
Paraben free, sulfate free, alcohol-not free, silicone-not free, Eu allergen- not, fungal-acne safe (malassezia). 

This is a moisturiser that supports brightening.  It is a gel moisturiser which is suitable for combination to oily skin type.  The essential oils are in the middle of the list so it can be a problem only if you are sensitive to certain essential oils.  The light texture that goes down to a smooth texture for a makeup base.  It has scent of lavender. 





Kiehl Ultra light Daily UV Defense Mineral Sunscreen SPF50 50ml

Active Ingredient: Titanium Dioxide 15.00% Cosmetic Ingredients: Water, Isododecane, Dimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Undecane, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Caprylyl Methicone, Nylon-12, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Phenethyl Benzoate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Silica, Triethylhexanoin, Isohexadecane, Tridecane, Dicaprylyl Ether, Talc, Dimethicone/Peg-10/15 Crosspolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Iron Oxides, Aluminum Stearate, Peg-8 Laurate, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Sulfate, Caprylyl Glycol, Alumina, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Tocopherol, Propylene Carbonate, Benzoic Acid, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Peg-9.

Review:
Paraben free, sulfate free, alcohol free, silicone-not free, Eu allergen safe, fungal acne (malassezia)- not safe. 

It is a 100% mineral-based filter sunscreen and marketed for sensitive and acne-prone skin.  It is a light yellowish oil free lotion with vitamin E and broad spectrum technology.

Sorry I can't use this on my face since I have fungal acne problem on my face.  On my hands, it does absorb fast leaving a slight dewy look.





Overall, Kiehl Clearly Corrective line are for those looking for more from their skincare routine especially in making their skin look for radiant.  If you are looking for just one product from this line, probably try out Kiehl clearly corrective dark spot solution.  As most of the products are in 3ml samples so I can't really test out more than a few days except for the spot solution and the smoothing moisture treatment.





Products mentioned :
Kiehl Clearly Corrective Brightening and Exfoliating Daily Cleanser
Kiehl Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution
Kiehl Clearly Corrective Brightening and Soothing Treatment Water
Kiehl Clearly Corrective Brightening and Smoothing Moisture Treatment
Kiehl Ultra light Daily UV Defense

Made in USA

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Sunday, 31 May 2020

REVIEW ON LULULUN HOKKAIDO PREMIUM FACE MASK LAVENDER

Hi beautiful people,

Lululun is one of the popular affordable Japanese sheet mask around.  I am very grateful that a friend sent this mask to me so here is the review on 7days sheet mask from Japan, Lululun Hokkaido Premium face mask in Lavender .

If you are interested in the Premium Red sheet mask HERE is a review on it.

Lululun Hokkaido Premium face mask in Lavender
Lululun Hokkaido Premium face mask in Lavender

Lululun Hokkaido Premium face mask in Lavender
Lululun Hokkaido Premium face mask in Lavender

Lululun Hokkaido Premium face mask in Lavender
Lululun Hokkaido Premium face mask in Lavender

Lululun Hokkaido Premium face mask in Lavender
Lululun Hokkaido Premium face mask in Lavender


Lululun Hokkaido Premium face mask batch code location
here is where the batch code is located

Lululun Hokkaido Premium face mask in Lavender
Lululun Hokkaido Premium face mask in Lavender

Lululun Hokkaido Premium face mask in Lavender
Lululun Hokkaido Premium face mask in Lavender
Lululun Hokkaido Premium face mask in Lavender
Lululun Hokkaido Premium face mask in Lavender


Usage:
After washing hands, take the mask out of the pouch.
Apply it onto clean face.
Place mask over eye area first, then spread over entire face.
Leave on for 5-10 mins.
Remove the mask and pat skin with the folded mask to abosrb excess product.


Packaging: It comes in a zipper bag with all the 7 pieces of mask inside it.  The packaging reflect the ingredient which is lavender.  Everything is in Japanese.   Use a tweezer to take them out or use them within in a week or a month.  As usual there is only a batch code for products directly from Japan.

Ingredients talk: 
Ingredients: water, glycerin, propanediol, polyquaternium-51, hydroxypropyltrimonium hyaluronate, lonicera caerulea juice, coix lacryma-jobi seed extract, honey, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, xanthan gum, citric acid, sodium citrate, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, fragrance, BG.

Has Paraben , sulfate free, alcohol free,  Eu allergen free, silicone free  and not fungal-acne safe (malassezia).  The trigger of fungal acne is PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil.

Lonicera caerulea- blue honeysuckle which is available throughout the cool temperate Northern Hemisphere in countries such as Canada, Japan, Russia, and Poland. Hydrating and slow down aging.
Hokkaido pearl barley seed extract which is also job tear.  It use to clear heat from the body and for brightening.
Honey is great for hydration and for calming acne prone skin
Hydroxypropyltrimonium hyaluronate is a skin conditioning ingredient originally developed for the contact lens industry to maintain moisture and counteract dry eye

The rest the ingredients are for hydration, emulsifier, texture, pH adjusting and preservatives.
skin conditioning


Texture and Scent:  It has transparent liquid esence.  The scent isn't the normal lavender scent that most people are used to.  It has the light floral lavender scent.  The sheet mask size is for small face.  The cut of the eye holes and mouth is asian size .  If you have deep set eyes, probably have to adjust it a bit. The cotton material is thin enough for sheet mask.

Review:  The sheet mask lasted on me for about 20minutes before it starts to dry out.  It is actually more than the 10minutes recommended time for sheet mask.  It does hydrate and brighten my skin.

Overall: 
 Lululun is an affordable daily sheet mask, skin hydration, relaxing and for travelling.


ps: If you are looking for expiry codes, there is none. At bottom of the packet is where the batch codes are located.  As in today, I am still waiting for to Lululun to reply to me for where you can check the batch codes with.


Product retails for
Lululun Hokkaido Premium face mask in Lavender
Made in Japan


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Thursday, 28 May 2020

REVIEW ON TOPICIL CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE TOPICAL SOLUTION

Hi beautiful people,

Acne just appeared one day but do not magically disappeared.  It is just giving confidence problem and sadness.  If this sounds like you, you are one of the millions that are plague by the common skin problems that is acne.  Then hope is not gone since we live in 21st century and access to information online.

I am also one of the person with bad pizza skin and have been dealing with it for more than 20years.  I am not going into accutance or be on pill.


So,  I got the Topicil clindamycin phosphate topical solution which is different from the I used and recommended in the past HERE .
Topicil clindamycin phosphate topical solution
Topicil clindamycin phosphate topical solution

Topicil clindamycin phosphate topical solution
Topicil clindamycin phosphate topical solution

Topicil clindamycin phosphate topical solution
Topicil clindamycin phosphate topical solution

Topicil clindamycin phosphate topical solution
Topicil clindamycin phosphate topical solution

Dermatologists usually prescribe clindamycin for inflammatory, cystic acne type and for acne treatment.
Clindamycin works by killing the bacteria that cause acne breakouts to develop from whiteheads and blackheads into inflamed.  Also make sure to eat more fishes or take sme fish oil because clindamycin reduce free fatty acid levels on the skin.  The research mentioned that approximately 14 % to 2 % following application of topical clindamycin.  So your skin will probably have wearker skin barrier.


Packaging:  It has 1% clindamycin and alcohol of 39.25%.  Topicil topical solution contains propylene glycol, isopropyl alcohol, and purified water. Comes in a glass bottle of 28ml or 30ml.
Shelf life 36 months. Store at or below 25°C.  It has a box but I already threw that box away 😅 .

Inside the bottle is the glue screw kind of head inside.  You cannot change the head so it isn't really hygienic in my opinion.

Ingredients talk: 
The bottle has 1% clindamycin with alcohol of 39.25%.  It also contains propylene glycol, isopropyl alcohol, and purified water.  It is flammable so becareful.

Make sure to only apply on dry skin.

Texture:  Transparent liquid that has strong alcohol scent.  After two weeks, there will be some white powdery substance around the side of the head.

Review:  It has high alcohol in it so it is actually drying on my skin.  I don't really like the packaging of the glass bottle.  I tried to make it work but I don't think it does much now for my acne problem now.  I think a gel clindamycin in a tube is still better than a glass bottle.  It is hard to travel with a  glass bottle that is flammable too.

Overall: 
If you have super oily skin that can withstand strong alcohol content.



Product retails for
Topicil clindamycin phosphate topical solution 28ml RM30
Made in New Zealand



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Wednesday, 27 May 2020

REVIEW ON I'M FROM MUGWORT ESSENCE

Hi beautiful people,

A product that I gave in after the rave from friends and skincare community.

Mugwort has many names with scientific name Artemisia.  I'M From uses Artemisia Princeps from Korea.  There are food made from mugwort and I also eat them once in a while. 😁

So here is the I'm From Mugwort Essence review on my acne prone sensitive combination skin.

I'm From Mugwort Essence
I'm From Mugwort Essence

I'm From Mugwort Essence
I'm From Mugwort Essence

I'm From Mugwort Essence

I'm From Mugwort Essence
I'm From Mugwort Essence

I'm From Mugwort Essence
I'm From Mugwort Essence

I'm From Mugwort Essence
I'm From Mugwort Essence
I'm From Mugwort Essence
I'm From Mugwort Essence

I'm From Mugwort Essence
I'm From Mugwort Essence

I'm From Mugwort Essence
I'm From Mugwort Essence

I'm From Mugwort Essence
I'm From Mugwort Essence


I'm From Mugwort Essence
I'm From Mugwort Essence

I'm From Mugwort Essence
I'm From Mugwort Essence


I'm From Mugwort Essence
I'm From Mugwort Essence

This is a soothing essence made with the single ingredient of Mugwort Extract. The refreshing fluid formula adheres and absorbs into the skin to soothe sensitive skin and recharge moisture from within.


Packaging:  The pretty heavy glass bottle with the screw feels luxurious.  The opening of the bottle is just perfect for dispensing the essence into your hands.

Ingredients:  There is only one ingredient which is the Korean mugwort, Artemisia Princeps Extract 100% .  Still plant extract is a compound so I have no idea what is the exact other ingredient besides the artemisia and water inside this bottle.


Paraben free, sulfate free, alcohol free, silicone free, Eu allergen free. fungal-acne safe (malassezia).

So it is easy to know if you are allergic to mugwort.  Mugwort is one of the ingredients for calming hormonal acne.  It is also antibacterial so it is one of the ingredients that you can use daily without drying or giving you a burn like some essential oil can.


Texture and Scent:  This watery brownish clear essence just absorbs into skin fast without stickiness.  It very suitable for combination and oily skin type.  I pat it to my skin with my hands.   You can also use it for layering on a hot humid day.  As for the scent, it does have light scent of mugwort.  I am used to the strong scent of another varities but this is pretty light.

Review:  It has calming and hydrating effect on my skin.  It does reduce irritation, acne bumps on my face and heal it after using it for 3 weeks. The effect is not immediate but with consistent usage everyday.  It doesn't clogged or cause oiliness on my skin.  I like this mugwort essence and will continue using it.  Just becareful with the glass bottle.

Overall:  I think it is great gentle organic calming essence for acne prone skin and hormonal acne.



Product retails for
I'm From Mugwort Essence 160ml at Wishtrend
Made in Korea

Extra discount code: YueRain15 (15%) (up to 30 Jun)
Discount code at Wishtrend: 7252756B (10% off)


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