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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Peter Thomas Roth UnWrinkle Peel Pads




Contents: 60 pads
Price: US45.00
Local of purchase: skinstore.com
 
According to skinstore's webpage:
 
Peter Thomas Roth's Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads are designed to exfoliate the skin for the superior glow of a professional facial peel, while also preparing the skin to allow Un-Wrinkle and/or any treatment products to better absorb into the skin.
These unique peel pads contain a blend of Alpha, Beta, Gamma Hydroxy Acids and Amino Acids (the building blocks of peptides). These, combined with powerful botanical extracts and antioxidants, reveal beautiful, clear, radiant, glowing skin.
 
Benefits:
  • Allows for better penetration of UnWrinkle or other treatment products.
  • Promotes cell turnover.
  • Helps reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
  • Provides cell regulation and skin barrier repair.
  • Helps to minimize pores and clarify the skin.
  • Leaves skin soft, smooth, firm and revitalized.
  • Contains Vitamins A, C, E and D.
  • Deluxe double-sided pads deliver both gentle anti-wrinkle action and exfoliation.
  • Alcohol and fragrance-free.

Ideal for all skin types.
 
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycolic Acid, Ethoxydiglycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Lactate (Lactic Acid), Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Ppg-5-Ceteth-20, Butylene Glycol, Arginine, Linolenic Acid (Vitamin F), Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Retinol (Vitamin A), Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D), Alanine, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Salicylic Acid, Caprylic/Capric, Triglyceride, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea
 
Directions for use:
Use daily on clean skin in the AM and/or PM. Gently apply to the face, neck, decollete and top of hands (leave on for approximately 1 minute or up to 3 minutes). Rinse thoroughly with water to neutralize peel and pat dry. Slight tingling after application is normal.
 
My Opinion:
 
I was really dissapointed when I got this from the mail, the seal was broken and the product has leaked out, the package was a mess.

Since this was an international order, the shipping for returning it would have been enough for me to order another bottle, so I've decided to use what was left instead of returning it.

I'm half way down my tube, and seriously did not notice any difference on my skin at all. I've read alot of raves about this product, so I'm starting to doubt that the product has gone bad because the seal was broken... For the past week I've been using this overnight without rinsing off and still did not felt any difference on my skin texture.

I think I might give this another try, but I'll definetly order this from another store.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Giorgio Armani Maestro





Shade: 2
Contents: 30ml
Price: HK$630.00

 
According to Armani's webpage:
 
Benefits:
A formula that is easy to apply with unified distribution, and covers imperfections. An ultra-fine oil-pigment suspension that perfects the complexion, instantly igniting skin’s natural luminosity. A water and powder-free base.
Technology:
An unforgettable and unique texture created by patented Fusion Technology. The Fusion makeup technology delivers the thinnest color film that blends perfectly and corrects skin imperfections without buildup.
Application Tips:
  •  Shake the bottle and put three drops in the palm of your hand.
  • In rapid and fluid movements, spread the foundation out from the center of face to the edges. Make sure to concentrate the application in the center of the face where most imperfections are found.
  • Blend from the center of forehead to the temples, from the nose, across the cheeks towards the ears, and then from the chin, up along the jaw line
My Opinion:

I got this during the winter and never got around using it, because this product is not for dry skin (although I do not have dry skin), I was unable to use this during the winter, I clings to any dry patches that you have, even though I wasn't aware that I had any dry patches.

Recently I got this out again and finally started to enjoy it. First off, this is a really light foundation, and it was so light that sometimes I even forgot that I was wearing makeup. Although is light you can layer it, I usually wear 1 thin layer all over and add a second layer on the center of my face. It evens out any redness and it blurs out the pores.

For the 1st half an hour this might look a bit cakey, and the strangest thing about this foundation is that the longer it stays on your skin the better it looks. It melts into your skin.

In terms of color matching, I think their shades are very forgiving, and although I got this in shade 2, I could have gotten away with a few other shades as well.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sasatinnie Swallow's Nest Rejuvenation Mask



Contents: 6 sheets / @30ml
Price: HK$88.00
Local of Purchase: Sasa

According to Sasa's webpage:

According to the package:
 
Smoothes skins and activateds skin cells. Improves skin cell activity and moisture holding power with the exceptional anti-oxidizing effect of the hight quality swallow's nest essence and placental essence. The EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor) helps with the anti-ageing  function, skin reveals its youthfulness and suppleness.
 
To use: After thorough cleansing and toning, place the mask on face. Spread the mask to both sides of face, fix the mask by holding the mask to both ears with the ear hooks (on both sides of mask). Lift the ear hooks beside the chin and fix to both ears for lifting purpose. Wait for 10-15 minutes, take off the mask and slightly massage until complete absorption of remaining essence. No washing is needed. Apply daily skin care procedures as usual. Dispose the used mask. Suggest using 2-3 times a week.
Ingredients: Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf, Propylene Glycol, Fagus Sylvatica Bud Extract, Milk Ferment, Niacinamide, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Tocopheryl Acetate Hamameus Virginiana Extract, Butylene Glycol, Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Sodium Hyalyronate, Methylparaben, Methylisothiazolinone.
 
My Opinion:
 
This is my third box of Sasatinnie paper mask, and I think I still have another box of back up, but when I'm done with my last box I don't think I'll be repurchasing.
 
I've initially really liked these paper masks, but I think other drugstores paper masks has really improved during the last couple of years while Sasatinnie has remained the same....
 
Another issue that I had with the Sasatinnie's paper mask is their ingredients list, although each box claims a different purpose, I've noticed that their ingredients lists were exactly the same, at least the ones that I have purchased before share the same ingredients list.

I mean how could they claim different results while the ingredients were exactly the same....

Friday, April 4, 2014

Yankee Candle Tarts Wax Melts


Scent: Vanilla Clouds
Price: US$1.99 (got this during discount for US$1.00)


Up to 8 hours of fragrance

About This Fragrance 
Quiet dreams float on this airy vanilla blend with hints of cool eucalyptus and sunny lemon

My Opinion:

This smells nothing like vanilla or lemon, it has a very strong scent that I'm unable to describe, it wasn't unpleasant, just unexpected (not something that I'd usually pick up) and this stuffs lasts forever. I had it burning for weeks and is still strong. I might repurchase, but it appears that this scent has been discontinued.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

OPI Liquid Sand - Alcatraz...Rocks

Collection: OPI San Francisco Collection (2013 Fall)
Shade: NL F67 Alcatraz...Rocks
Contents:15ml






Monday, March 31, 2014

March 2014 Empties

1.  Johnson's Baby Bed Time Oil


2.  The Body Shop Vineyard Peach Shower Gel 


3.  Mise en Scene Damage Car Hair Pack 


4.  Caudalie S.O.S. Thrist - Quenching Serum


5.  Desert Essence Jojoba Oil


6.  Earth Lovers Watermelon and Eucalyptus Shower Gel


7.  Yankee Candle Tarts Wax Melts in Butter Cream


8.  Cussons Carex moisture plus hand wash - I wasn't expecting to like this, I was out of hand wash and found this in my local supermarket, it smells amazing (citrusy) and it doesn't dry out my hands. 


9.  O'sulloc Water+ Rich Apple - I used to detox once every month, but I noticed that it wasn't really necessary, so I've been detoxing every other month now .


10.  Yes to Tomatoes Clear Skin Acne Blemish Clearing Facial Towelettes


11.  Bath and Body Works Mini Candles in Cotton - I got this in a mini size to try out the scent and this was a clean scent that I've really liked, I might get this is in wallflowers as well.


12.  Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser - It took me nearly a year to finish this bottle, and this is the only thing that I use to wash my face in the morning. I've already repurchase a gigantic bottle and I don't think I'll use anything else.


13.  Oilatum Hypoallergenic Wash -  I always have a bottle of this in my shower during the winter, this is a winter essential for my household 


14.  Dr. Morita Tea Tree Acid Facial Mask


15.  Kao Essential Damage Care Nuance Airy Conditioner



16.  Tresemme Vitamin C Deep Cleansing Shampoo - I love this shampoo, but it took me nearly 3 years to finish this bottle, since I only once a week.  


17.  Bourjois Imperfection Concealer - I didn't really finish this concealer but it has melted....





Saturday, March 29, 2014

Clean and Clear Persa-Gel 10, Maximum Strengh




Contents: 1 oz / 28g
Price: US6.49
Local of Purchase: Drugstore.com

According to drugstore.com

Here's a wonderfully effective acne preparation that requires no prescription: The secret is a 10-percent solution of benzoyl peroxide in a clear gel formula that leaves you free of tell-tale white splotches common to so many skin-treatment creams. You start with once-a-day topical applications, then move up to thrice-daily, if needed.

This acne medication contains maximum strength benzoyl peroxide.  The micronized benzoyl peroxide formula goes to work immediately, releasing the medicine deep into the pores where pimples begin.  It's the same prescription formula prescribed by doctors and dermatologists for over ten years, available without a prescription.

Ingredients: Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, Laureth 4, Sodium Hydroxide, Water

My Opinion:

Recently my skin has been behaving badly, and I've been breaking out in the most unusual places, like the center of my cheeks which has never happened before.

Anyway, I heard about this product on youtube, and every once in a while someone would mention it, so I've ordered it online but never got around using it.

With my recent breakouts, this was really a life saver, it actually stopped the swelling overnight, and it was gone in 3 days. I must say that this stuffs is potent, and it really dries out the skin around the acne, so only use it where is needed.