[REVIEW] Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque

Kiehl's Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque Review

Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque Review:

First, let’s get a bit of our knowledge on the history of the brand.
Kiehl’s is one of the most prestagious brand name when it comes to high-end skincare products.
In 1951, there was a store founded to serve patrons in East Village, Manhattan. Until 1894, John Kiehl purchased the store and renamed it Kiehl Pharmacy. In 1921, Irving Morse – apprentice to Kiehl bought the pharmacy. This marks another remarkable developing stage of the brand. During the 70s, Kiehl’s gained great popularity as a luxurious cosmetics brand with safe ingredients and especially, the launch of the renown Calendula Herbal extract Alcohol-free toner. The distinct marketing method of Kiehl’s during this time is based on word-of-mouth and giving free samples to customers. Later, Kiehl’s is purchased by L’oreal Group and now, Kiehl’s has more than 250 stores and showrooms all over the world. Until now, Kiehl’s has gained the reputation for their wide range of products: haircare, skincare, fragrance, bodycare and men’s grooming. All of the products from Kiehl’s are well-known for their natural-based and safe ingredients offered via sophisticated formulations.

To celebrate my bachelor graduation, I decided to get something a bit fancy and Kiehl’s masks came first in my mind. Moreover, the Spring weather in Vietnam is getting so hot and humid. Everyday in the period from early January to March, the temperature would rocket from 28oC to as high as 34-35oC at noon and then “calm down” back to 27-28oC in the evening. Usually, my skin would lose immense amount of hydration and produce a lot of sebum if left unattended.

Combining all of the conditions, I would opt for something that offers refreshing sensation, helps control my sebum production and clears up my congested pores. Up till this point, you may know what I was about to get: yes, you can tell by the title already haha. It’s the Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque. My summary review for this product is: I love it x 10 times.

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[REVIEW] The Face Shop Herb Day 365 Lemon Cleansing Foam

The Face Shop Herb Day 365 Lemon Cleansing Foam Review

The Face Shop Herb Day 365 Lemon Cleansing Foam Review:

What makes a good cleanser? It cleanse your skin well, yet not disrupt your natural skin barrier. Cleansing is the most important and the most fundamental step in your skincare routine. If you do not clean your skin well enough, you’d better throw all of your skincare products to the trashbin because they would do little good to your skin. I must confess that I’ve never really invested time or done any research into my cleanser. *sorry my skin barrier* So this is the final call for everyone to be serious when it comes to choose your appropriate cleanser.

Let’s get back to our cleanser today. I got this from my visit to the newly opened The Face Shop showroom located near my house. The price got my attention at first. It was about $8 for 1 tube of 170ml. Sounds economical. Herb Day 365 cleansing foam is a range of product that offers 5 scents: Aloe Vera, Lemon, Mung Beans, Peach and Cherry. I believe The Face Shop’s target audience for this product is people who have tight budget and want to have an experience with the brand. Nevertheless, I will not buy this product again.

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[REVIEW] Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Hyaluronic Acid Lotion

Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Hyaluronic Acid Lotion Review

Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Hyaluronic Acid Lotion Review:

I got the Hada Labo Gokujyun from Lazada in their 12.12 online promotion. The original price was $14 and I got it in the combo with Hada Labo Gokujyun Cleansing Oil for $18 – 2 good-quality products for $18 guys! I used a product from Hada Labo once and it was the Hyaluronic Acid Lotion. However, I did not pay attention much on the product efficacy. It just did not cause breakout for my skin. That’s all I need at that time. Now I am better aware of the ingredients and how they can be combined.

Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Hyaluronic Acid Lotion is an upgrade version of the Hada Labo Gokujyun Clear Lotion. The product was released in Fall, 2015. However, I only heard of this recently. Since Lazada imported products produced in Japan and sell them in my home country.

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[REVIEW] MAKE P:REM Blue Ray Sun Gel SPF 50+ PA++++

MAKE P:REM Blue Ray Sun Gel Review

MAKE P:REM Blue Ray Sun Gel Review:

I have always been keen on searching and testing for new products that contain innovative formulation and that works. My journey to find the holy grail sunscreen has not yet ended. I am still looking for my muse, my force and my inspiration to remind me that I need to protect the skin from the UV rays.

In mid of 2017, I found out that Make P:rem released a new sun care range: “UV Defense me. Blue ray”. This time the range offers 3 different sunscreens with different names. (I supposed it is because of the texture of the products) We have Blue ray sun gel/cream/fluid. The products became virally common in Korea.

Brief about the product: Released around April, 2017, this sun gel claims that it can reduces the effect of IR. There has been yet any IR filter to block the radiation from damaging the skin, but what this product do is to bring the skin’s surface temperature by up to 4.7ºC. I will talk more about this in my detailed review

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[REVIEW] Mediheal Vita Lightbeam Essential Mask EX

Mediheal Vita Lightbeam Essential Mask EX Review

Mediheal Vita Lightbeam Essential Mask EX Review:

You may not know this but sheet mask is one of the many beauty product innovations originated in Korea. Allow me not talk about the convenience and joy when you use sheet mask in your skincare routine. You may also know already that the search for a decent sheet mask is as if you are lost in a maze. So many brands and so many products. Tons of them. In that case, sweetheart, you need to listen to your skin. What does it need? My skin’s need is brightening. Therefore, I only focus on masks with brightening ingredients like vitamin C, vitamin E or Niacinamide. I then discover Mediheal. They brand themselves as the sheet mask leader (sounds much credible).

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[REVIEW] Innisfree Perfect UV Protection Cream Triple Care SPF50+ PA+++

Innisfree Perfect UV Protection Cream Triple Care SPF50+ PA+++ Review

Innisfree Perfect UV Protection Cream Triple Care SPF50+ PA+++ Review:

One of the key factor to successfully protect your natural skin barrier is to protect the skin from UV rays. Yes, I am talking about sun-protector products. My journey to find the sunscreen of my life has never ended. Now I have to admit my skin is the “super acne-prone” kind of skin. If it does not like a product, it will tell me without any delays. I’ve been through the time that I’ve bought a full size sunscreen after taking good looks at the ingredient list, just to realize that my skin cannot handle it. Of course, I’ve wasted quite an amount of money to learn a lesson that what my skin likes and what it does not.

To sum up, I understand the feeling that people always tell you to put sunscreen on to protect your skin but there are TONS (literally) of products which guarantee to do you good. Where to start now? Well, I am writing this review and hope that it will give you one insight into a skin-friendly sun cream. Having learnt a lesson from the buy-a-full-size-product thing, I decided that I will start with the trial size first. I purchased the mini size 20ml of Innisfree Perfect UV protection cream triple care SPF50+ PA+++ because it was the only kind of product that has mini size available. Don’t you worry. For sure, I carefully checked the ingredient list before buying it. 😉

Innisfree offers a variety of sunscreens, mostly physical sunscreen, so that every skin type, even the most sensitive will have a chance to grab on their products.

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[REVIEW] Innisfree Aloe Revital Soothing Gel

Aloe Revital Soothing Gel Review

Innisfree Aloe Revital Soothing Gel Review:

I first got the trial size 30ml from a promotion campaign upon buying makeup products for my friend’s birthday gift at Innisfree showroom. My experience with this aloe gel has been “soothing”, just like the product name. I love it so much I decided to get the full size 300ml right after I finished the mini size.

Innisfree is a well-known Korean cosmetics brand, which offers a wide range of beauty products varying from skincare to make up products. Currently I am not much into doing make up and I only focus on recovering my natural skin barrier. That’s why I am quite attracted by natural skincare products. I have already used Innisfree sheet mask line and acknowledged their efforts to improve the product to meet demand of the well-educated customers, who are cautious about what’s there in the ingredient lists. Getting back to the aloe revital soothing gel, I am surprised why it did not receive much attention from the public or advertising elsewhere, since the ingredient list is amazingly friendly for every skin type and the price point is totally affordable.

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[REVIEW] The Ordinary Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10%

The Ordinary Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10% Review

The Ordinary Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10% MAP Review:

Just as any typical Asian girl, I’ve always tried to brighten up my skin tone and keep the hyperpigmentations stay away as fast as possible. To meet the demand, vitamin C serum is produced. Vitamin C has been proven to offer numerous benefits, not only does it help improve your skin tone but it also do well in enhancing your skin natural barrier.

My first ever vitamin C serum is the L-Ascorbic Acid derivative, which is known for its quick effect on your skin and many requirements in terms of keeping it because of the unstability to the normal environment. After using it for a while, I realized that no matter how well I keep it in the fridge and try to use it up as fast as possible, it always oxidized when there was plenty left in the bottle and I had to throw it all away. What I need now is some kind of vitamin C derivatives that is stable in structure, easy to store and yet proves good efficacy. The Ordinary comes up and offers this baby, which completes all my requirements.

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[REVIEW] The Face Shop Oil Specialist Brightening Cleansing Oil with Prune

The Face Shop Oil Specialist Brightening Cleansing Oil with Prune Review

The Face Shop Oil Specialist Brightening Cleansing Oil with Prune Review:

This is the first ever cleansing oil of my life and I got it without checking the reviews or ingredient list whatsoever. I still remember that evening when I got into The Face Shop showroom to get me a decent moisturiser. After getting me a moisturiser, I wandered around and the saleslady introduced the cleansing oil to me.

I believe every girl would understand that situation when you just intended to buy 1 and you ended up buy more than 3. I mean, I believe I am not alone. *feeling guilty to my wallet*There were 3 different kinds of cleansing oils at the time: Pore clean, Deep firming and Brightening. As I needed to brighten my skin tone a bit, I chose the Brightening one.

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