Beauty Award | @cosme The Best Cosmetics Awards 2018 Winners List

Friday, 14 December 2018

I know I've been focusing a lot on Korean beauty products here in my blog but throughout this year, I've discovered several Japanese beauty products that I wish I've known about them earlier and initially, it was all thanks to my best friend who told me to look for beauty items with @cosme Best Cosmetics Award sticker while I was at beauty stores which had made the annual winners list becoming a set of products that I need to try first before venturing out into trying similar products since then.




Early this month, @cosme, one of Asia’s largest beauty and cosmetics websites announced the winners of its @cosme The Best Cosmetics Awards 2018 and I believe this lineup of beauty items are reflecting Japan’s beauty trends this year as they're based on thousands of real users' reviews on the online platform.






The Grand Prix item is the Opera Lip Tint; known for their beautiful range of natural shades, long-lasting lipsticks.




Basically, there are 10 different categories that include skincare, makeup, body and hair products but I'm going to highlight 5 products that I have personally tried myself. Have a look!




If you ask me what's my 3 must-have makeup items that would be cushion foundation, eyebrow mousse, and a black eyeliner where KATE Double Line Expert comes out as the best one I've tried so far as it gives the right amount of colour intensities for my medium skin.



You guys know me, I love the minimal look of the pen!



I know I've said that cushion foundation is my definitely my thing but when it comes to foundation, I can't deny that I fell in love with Kate Secret Skin Maker Zero since the first application. Glides on like a dream, blends in beautifully with my skin tone and I do appreciate the natural undertone for this. 


The brand's beautiful and edgy packaging just love!




I fell in love with the brand ADDICTION instantly when I saw their selection of makeup items in K-drama few years ago and their single eyeshadows are indeed so beautiful especially if you're big on natural shades.

That Addiction The Eyeshadow in Blood Moon is so pretty especially at this time of the year where you just want to bring out all the lovely reds and brown shades.


Now, let's go to my most important skincare products that I'd be happy to invest in which is cleansers and toners.



Of course, as I use cleansing oil on daily basis due to the fact that I can never give up double cleansing, I love trying different oil cleansers to see if I could find a similar (read: cheaper) products but that didn't happen when I found Shu Uemura Ultime8 Infinite Sublimes Beauty Cleansing Oil. 



Granted, the product is indeed expensive but I have to point out how beautifully this melts my heavy base makeup, eye makeups, mascara; all in one single step! When I find this a little bit too heavy for my skin that day, I'd go with its sister, Anti/Oxi+ pollutant & dullness clarifying cleansing oil. 



After seeing so many different toners that I've featured here in my blog, one would think that I'm  so done trying more toners. Nope! As I've found that the naturie Hatomugi Skin Conditioner is definitely worth the try. This top-placer rules!


You guys probably already aware that this winners list is based on Japanese reviewers on their online platform therefore I'm hoping that in the future they will have the list of @cosme THE BEST COSMETICS AWARD based on Malaysia reviewers too.


I guess that's all from me! I'll see you guys on my next post! Jyaa ne~




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A little bit on @cosme ranking system:
  • @cosme started from cosmetics review media in Japan in 1999 by istyle Inc.
  • @cosme is always trying to deliver fair, neutral and accurate information to customers.
  • @cosme has been awarded since 2000 and it is such a big impact on sales as winners



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Blogger Mail | Swissvita Acne Solution Cleansing Cream and Skin Balancing Toner

Saturday, 24 November 2018



The past 6 months is like a pause button in between my 12th and 13th rounds of skincare as I was having episodes of food poisoning hence multiple allergic reactions therefore I had to gather set of products that I can utilise to reduce the inflammation for the first few weeks after having reactions and several more gentle, acne-fighting and skin texture-improving products that I continued on using throughout the whole period of skin recovering. Soothing, skin barrier-repairing, hydrating, moisturising, nourishing; these are the keywords that I have been focusing on and only after 6 months, I dare to say that my skin is finally back to its original condition to the point that I finally get to use my Clarisonic brush again.


I'm planning to discuss more on the sensitive skin products that I've been using so do stay tuned for that but for now, I'm going to talk about these two products that were sent to me by allyoung Malaysia that I've incorporated into my skincare routine for the past month or so; I'd say these helped me in restoring the oil-water balance especially on my T-zone area and I no longer have breakouts at the same spots at the side of my nose area but before we jump right into the products, let me just talk a little bit on this Taiwan's aesthetic skincare, Swissvita.
  • Swissvita, widely recognized as an aesthetic skincare brand to treat Asian skin concerns utilizing only top notch quality ingredients. Through collaboration with skilled talents from France, Swissvita products were all Swiss-formulated, using signature ingredients such as AC11 and B12 extracts from plants and herbs in the Amazonian forest, these ingredients are widely sought after by international cosmetic manufacturer for the amazing benefits.
  • With the great objectives and beliefs to eliminate plasticizers that can cause breast cancer, Swissvita products are packaged using aluminum tube that not only ensures product quality by retaining the active ingredients but also prevent oxidation.
  • The brand's 4 main principles:
    • Product Quality Assurance
    • MIT independent research and development
    • 100% authentic
    • Adhered to ISO and SGS standards
  • The brand's efficacy through high dose of patented active ingredients and being the only authorized manufacturer of AC-11 Aesthetic skincare products.




Swissvita Acne Solution Soothing Cleanser


Simplified Product Description:
  • Facial cleanser dedicated for pimpled skin type.
  • Purifying ability which can compete with the auto cleansing brushes.
  • Deep cleansing the pores; washes away impurities and daily grime.
  • Preventing blemishes and pimples from forming by balancing sebum secretion.
  • Removing dead skin cells, blackheads and whiteheads for a brighter look.
  • Reducing the appearances of pores.

Product claims:
  • High performance acne-fighting cleanser
  • 100% Alcohol-Free
  • Medical-grade product
  • Suitable for everyday usage
  • Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant
  • Fragrance Free, Alcohol Free, Paraben Free, Non-Drying, Non-Irritating


Ingredients list:
Aqua, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Propanediol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PEG Glyceryl Cocoate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, o-Cymen-5-ol (Isopropyl methylphenol), Saccharide Isomerate, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Epilobium Fleischeri Extract, Glycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Microcitrus Australasica Fruit Extract, Panthenol, Niacinamide, Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pyridoxine HCL, Maltodextrin, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Silica, Propylene Glycol, Salicylic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Malic Acid, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Viola Tricolor Extract, Arginine.

Go to CosDNA for ingredients analysis here.

Highlighted ingredients:

  • Caviar Lime Extract – Gentle removal of dead skin cells
  • Organic Willow Herb Extract - Inhibit overproduction of sebum, minimizes pores, skin calming
  • O-Cymen-5-Ol – Anti-Acne and Anti-Oxidation
  • Arginine – Moisturizing and Skin Repairing

How to Use:
Dispense appropriate amount of product onto hands, add water and work into lather. Massage gently onto wet face, focus on the T-zone if necessary. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.
Use it daily; morning and night.

Application:



 


This product is creamy, less foamy compared to regular cleanser and can be easily rinsed off without causing any redness or irritation. Squeeze out 1cm size of cleanser onto palm (or at the back of your hand like me), lather with water until you get a foamy consistency. Massage gently onto wet face and gently cleanse for 30 seconds. Wash it off with water thoroughly. 

I've been using this cleanser regularly; alternating with my other gentle cleansers in the morning and I do love how less bubbly the foam is as it doesn't dry out my skin even after massaging my skin thoroughly for 30 seconds as per recommendation. My skin also feeling nice and smooth afterwards.



Swissvita Acne Solution Skin Balancing Toner


Simplified Product Description:
  • Double-layer balancing toner; contains oil-absorbing powders,
  • Purify clogged pores, accelerate dead skin cell removal, enhance skin regeneration
  • Reduce and prevent blemishes
  • Improve uneven skin tone while preventing pigment build-up
  • Regulate rough and uneven skin texture
  • Tighten enlarged pores


Product claims:
  • High performance clear toner
  • 100% Alcohol-Free
  • Suitable for everyday usage
  • Fast and gentle skin renewal
  • Fragrance Free, Alcohol Free, Paraben Free, Non-Drying, Non-Irritating


Ingredients list:
Aqua, Niacinamide, Propanediol, Zinc Oxide, Zinc Lactate, Bis-PEG-15 Methyl Ether Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Glycerin, Microcitrus Australasica Fruit Exract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Chlorphenesin, Saccharide Isomerate, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Propylene Glycol, Salicylic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Malic Acid, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Viola Tricolor Extract, Allantoin, Panthenol, Triethanolamine, o-Cymen-5-ol (Isopropyl methylphenol), Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate.

Go to CosDNA for ingredients analysis here.

Highlighted ingredients:
  • Caviar Lime Extract – Gentle removal of dead skin cells
  • Organic Willow Herb Extract - Inhibit overproduction of sebum, minimizes pores, skin calming
  • Zinc Lactate – Regulate skin’s oil-water balance, increase moisture reserve in skin
  • Isopropyl Methylphenol Antimicrobial Agent – Stop comedonal acne
  • Perfect Ratio Flower Acids – Mild skin regeneration, reduce enlarged pores, improve skin radiance
  • Zinc Oxide – Tighten pores, moisturize skin
  • Penitential – Reserves water for long-lasting hydration
  • Olive Leaf Extract – Alleviate skin irritation, minimize the appearance of blemishes, prevent pigment build-up

How to Use:
Shake the bottle well to mix the double layer; toner with the powder that's sitting at the bottom  of the bottle then apply to cleansed face. 

Application:


 


Pour an appropriate amount on cotton pad or palm, gently pat it on your face until fully absorbed. Use it daily; morning and night.

This toner has lightweight consistency and I've been using this toner as first step after cleansing  step in my morning skincare routine and it does help to inhibit sebum overproduction and prevent blemishes at the same spot at both side of my nose area. It doesn't really has a scent to it; maybe a faint tea tree oil scent but I hardly noticed it. Although some of you might consider on using this toner alone for your whole facial area, I still find this toner a bit lacking in terms of moisture so I usually apply this toner just on my T-zone area and opting for more moisturising toner for my drier U-zone area.


Packaging:


 


As you can see, the box is simply designed; I'd take it as the brand intends to focus more on the product itself, them being their ultimate acne solution skincare products. Do note that these products are to be used within 6 months after opening.

There's English product descriptions at the back and side of the boxes which are nice considering the brand is originating from Taiwan.


 


The Expiry dates are at the bottom of the box and on the bottle and aluminium  tube itself which is something I'd appreciate as I no longer hoard products packaging.




Although I don't really like the opening of the aluminium tube of the facial cleanser that much; looks like toothpaste IMHO but I'm gonna look past it as the consistency of the cleanser is creamy so it's still easy to dispense it.

The cap for the toner is considered nice as the product doesn't spill or anything. The hole isn't too big either so it's easy to control the amount of the toner itself.


Thoughts:

I have got to say that it's been a long time since I have any product with lots of astringent in it as for the past 2 years, I'm all about hydrating, moisturising products as part of my anti-aging skincare routine but with the allergic reactions I was having that made my skin went crazy with dryness which resulted in super oily T-zone, rough flaky texture and some redness, I'm glad that I got to try these gentle, non-drying (as I would expect from lots of acne-related skincare products) and blemish-preventing products from Swissvita.

As of end of this month of November, I'm fully back to my normal to oily skin condition; now focusing more on reducing dark spots and pigmentation caused but above all, I'm indulging myself more in moisturising products as I'm about to venture in exfoliating acid toner. 





Thank you so much to allyoung Malaysia and Swissvita Malaysia for sending these products to me at such a perfect timing!


I guess that's all from me. Do let me know your thoughts on these products and tell my your go-to products if you have acne-prone, sensitive skin by leaving comments down below and  I'll see you guys on my next post, annyeong~



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Swissvita Acne Solution Cleansing Cream and Skin Balancing Toner. 
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  • allyoung Malaysia | https://www.instagram.com/allyoung_my
  • Swissvita Malaysia | https://www.instagram.com/swissvitamy/




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Review | Althea Petal Velvet Sunaway SPF50+ PA++++

Tuesday, 20 November 2018



A month ago, I've received another Althea Angel blogger mail and this time I've received an opportunity to personally tried and tested their recently launched product for their in-house brand; a new addition to their Althea Exclusives, Althea Petal Velvet Sunaway SPF50+ PA++++. Indeed, it's a new sister to my current favourite finishing powder which is the Petal Velvet Powder that are available in 3 different variants as of this year. 


You guys already know that I'm huge on sun protection and sunscreen is the last step for my morning skincare routine; the most important step for skin protection against the sun UV rays. I would say that no matter how much you invest your time and effort to do your skincare through mornings and nights, all those treatments will go down the drain if you do not add suitable sunscreen product to your AM routine and equally important to the first application in the morning (assuming you're like me who always go out to work on weekdays and outdoor activities on weekends) is the reapplication of sunscreen throughout the day.


As someone who have normal to oily (T-zone) skin with dehydrated U-zone area, I'm always looking for sunscreen that hydrates and gives me slightly matte finish. I won't mind slight white cast for that toned-up look as long as my overall complexion won't appear ghostly i.e. overly white for medium skin tone. As for the formula, I'm into sunscreens that contain chemical filters these days (notable ingredients oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate and octinoxate) but I've been using physical sunscreens up to last year (notable ingredients being zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide) so I don't mind using either or better, hybrid of the two group of ingredients.


Now, let's go into some details on this product first.



Althea Petal Velvet Sunaway SPF50+ PA++++


Product Description:

  • Lightweight texture with powerful UV protection
    • A non-chemical UV filter (builds up sunscreen filter on the surface of the skin and scatters UV light) formula with a light, fluid texture to protect the skin from both UVA and UVB rays.
  • Velvety finish, hydrating formula
    • Controls excessive sebum on the skin with a micro powder system while hyaluronic acid ensures the skin is kept hydrated throughout the day.
  • Micro powder barrier™ 
    • Micro particles absorb sebum and excess oil from the skin to give a light, velvety finish.
    • As you apply the Sunaway, hyaluronic acid replenishes moisture and deeply hydrates the skin.
  • Hydrating, fresh formula
    • Controls excess sebum on the skin with a micro powder system while hyaluronic acid ensures the skin is kept hydrated throughout the day
  • Advanced non-chemical UV filter
    • Applies evenly and smoothly onto the skin without leaving a white cast behind due to an advanced non-chemical UV filter with a more transparent formula.
  • Damask Rose
    • Contains Damask Rose extracts to moisturise and smoothen the skin.
    • Damask rose has a natural nanomolecular composition that is rich in vitamins to penetrate deep into the skin, soothing sensitives and strengthening it for a radiant glow.
Dermatologist tested.

Ingredients:
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Zinc Oxide, Disiloxane, Propanediol, Titanium Dioxide, Dicaprylyl Ether, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Extract, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Stearic Acid, Aluminum Hydroxide, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sorbitan Caprylate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Butylene Glycol, Ethyl Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol

Contains mineral ingredients; titanium dioxide and zinc oxide that work by sitting on top of the skin to deflect and scatter UV rays away from the skin.


Now, let's talk about the packaging!




The sunscreen came within the cute pink box that is in similar design to their Althea box  used for delivery. There's Korean product description printed at the back of the box so if you still need further information in English, I have provide the link at the end of this post for your convenient.


 


There's product batch and expiry date printed at the smaller side of the box and again at the bottom of the bottle itself. The format is YYYYMMDD. 




As you can see above, the sunscreen came in a small bottle in opaque white with pink screw cap. There's simple product description at the back as well. Do note that you'll be needing to shake the bottle well before usage especially when left unused for awhile.




Like most sunscreen bottles, this one too comes with a small opening to easily dispense the product to avoid excessive amount.


APPLICATION


   


Upon first application, the consistency is indeed lightweight, feels fresh on skin and doesn't leave much white cast on me. The scent is rosy and nice; not overpowering or linger at all. This sunscreen does last quite well throughout all morning on its own and even when used under base makeup e.g. foundation, the finishing isn't affected at all and they work nice and even. Although I've only used this sunscreen like few times under Fenty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation and its primer sister but they work well together.




I usually go for tone-up sunscreens for first sunscreen application in the morning but I do use this sunscreen on top of tone-up creams or another Althea Exclusive;  Althea Fixer Cream for no-makeup makeup look for almost everyday during the past month. Whenever I feel like my skin needs hydration boost, I'd incorporate simple hydrating or moisturising sheet mask in my skincare routine but of course, if you're someone who consider yourself as beginner in skincare or just want to go for #skincarediet instead of doing a typical 10-step Korean skincare routine, you can try these Althea Exclusives that include from cleansers to moisturisers to fit your daily skin needs.




If you're wondering how to reapply your sunscreen throughout the day, it's pretty simple! Just dab your face with blotting paper for excess oil or facial tissues for sweat, then to just freshen up your skin, spray your face with hydrating facial mist evenly then after a few minutes, you can just apply the sunscreen on your facial area using clean fingers or air puffs by tapping motions for even application. I have also been pairing the sunscreen with its powder sisters most of the time for that smooth, velvety finish that last all day long. 




I know it's fun to use different products from different brands most of the time but I've got to say that I do enjoy using Althea Exclusives together and I definitely think it's because they're designed to complement each other. I'm a huge fan of continuity not only in design but also in my skincare products. Oh, I can't wait to share with you guys about the latest launch from the brand; an exfoliator that transforms from a clay to a whipped cream lather. Definitely something I've never tried before.


Overall, I would say that this sunscreen is a great product that works well with my skin. If you're on a drier side but still would love to have slightly matte finish then you could use medium to light moisturiser underneath this sunscreen as that's what I do for my dehydrated U-zone area. I know, combination skin is so complicated especially after I hit the big 3-0 this year. Not only I need to cater my oily T-zone but also those flaky areas around lower cheeks to my jawline. I just found an intense cream for these area so I'll update you guys on that later.


You can purchase the sunscreen at individual price of RM43 or in a set of this sunscreen and any of the Powder sister with 10% discount (no code necessary) at only RM53.10 (Retail Price at RM59). If you're new to Althea and planning to purchase more than RM150, use my link (click here!) for 20% discount off your first purchase!


So I guess that's all from me! If you have already tried this sunscreen, do let me know what you think or if you haven't, tell me your favourite sunscreen that you'd like me to try next by leaving comments down below.


Until next post, annyeong~



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Althea Petal Velvet Set RM53.10 (Malaysia only)



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10-Second Mask to Cleanser. No More Excuse to Rough, Flaky Skin!

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Get It Beauty, being South Korea's no. 1 beauty show having constantly introduces new trends and provides resourceful information relating to beauty. From verification by scientific testing to providing the chances to enjoy the beauty products in person; Better Girls trying the products during the program, this beauty show offers various and broad beauty experiences. I personally am following some of their popular hashtags on Instagram (although in Hangul) just to have overall perspectives on what's currently trending in the land of beauty products especially in Seoul.


Making beauty as the main concept in approaching one's lifestyle which heavily surrounds around health and beauty products, Get It Beauty creates a new beauty ritual with Althea; a platform where I've been enjoying lots of benefits like getting my beauty essentials at affordable prices, occasional sales and promotions especially on beauty favourites (Son&Park Beauty Water is currently on 1+1 deal) and being part of their Beauty Ambassador program i.e Althea Angels where I've been receiving their latest in-house products that are exclusively available on their website; the first ones being the Real Fresh Skin Detoxer in Rose and Green Tea that I've previously reviewed here in this blog.




Basically, these are 10-second mask-to-cleanser skincare products and I've personally never encountered any similar product to it. Judging how well-received these products not only among us Althea Angels but also beauty enthusiasts around, I'd say it's been a successful collaboration and did you know that K-pop star EXID's Jeonghwa is also a fan of the product? Check out the video below!




As you can see in the above video, these products are easy to use with minimal time needed and instant great results in terms of skin texture improvement and overall complexion; perfect for those of you (of course, myself as well) who are always rushing in the morning or evening, struggling with 10-step skincare routine. 




At this this point of time, I'm about to finish my first set of duo so here comes to good news! You can purchase them in a set with 10% discount (no code necessary) and if you're new to Althea and planning to purchase more than RM150, use my link (click here!) for 20% discount off your first purchase!


So I guess that's all from me! Let me know your thoughts on using them by leaving comments down below. If you haven't, this is the chance to get it! Don't say I bojio!


Until next post, annyeong~


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Disclaimer: Links provided are non-affiliated. The products were sent to me for review purposes and all opinions here are based on my personal use of the products.

Lifestyle | Flowers for Every Occasions

Thursday, 25 October 2018




Most women love everything beauty related but it’s not just makeup, skincare and fashion. You can also add beautiful flowers into that mix because flowers can be such an important element at home as they make everything more beautiful and sophisticated and at some point, I'd say you might be a total junkie like me when it comes to flowers. Therefore, if you do your fair share of the research when it comes to florist services in this country, you'll find that A Better Florist is by far the best florist in Malaysia and I bet you will have the pleasure of trying out. This florist is just what you need if you want to have those blooms that you're seeing here in my blog or my Instagram feed right to your doorstep and not just on the screen.



This amazing florist has this beautiful collection of flowers on their website and it’s all neatly organised into different categories. This system makes it easy for anyone to jump on the website and find exactly the type of flower bouquets they need. At first, you might be a bit hesitant because there’s no way a florist can deliver exactly what’s on their website as it might seemed impossible but A Better Florist will totally come through. Not only did they deliver the exact same flowers from the picture on the website, it looks even more amazing in person when you get to smell them and see how fresh they are.




Experience your first purchase and I bet you will be immediately hooked. You can also find gift options on their website, such as hampers and fruit baskets. You will love their baby hamper selection, and you can too customise everything so that it really is personal to you and who you are gifting it to.




In Malaysia, they have an Ipoh florist and a Penang florist, as well as KL flower delivery and a Johor Bahru flower delivery, and outside of Malaysia they also have several shops open. They have an UAE flower delivery that’s known for their gorgeous UAE flowers, as well as a HK florist that is known for the fastest flower delivery Hong Kong has. And, of course, they have several flower shops in Singapore, as this is where they initially started.


To mention their flower delivery, which kind of makes this florist the entire package. They have a couple of options when it comes to delivery, but one that definitely stands out the most is their free, same day delivery. As long as you order before 3pm, you are eligible for a free delivery on the same day!



A Better Florist can’t be compared to other florist, simply for the fact that they do things differently. If you haven’t yet experience a service like theirs and not to mention how creative they get when it comes to their designs. Trying them out will be the best decision you will make in a while!


I guess that's all from me! I'll see you guys on my next post. Annyeong~

Blogger Mail | Althea Petal Velvet Sunaway SPF50+ PA++++

Saturday, 20 October 2018



Yesterday, I've received another lovely blogger mail as I'm part of Althea's Beauty Ambassador  Community; Althea Angels and this time it's about sun protection! I know! You've seen my Instagram feed and I've got to say that it's definitely not my intention to actually done many reviews on different sunscreens from various brands but my dear, most brands that I personally currently using are releasing their own sun protection products! I can never have enough SPF so isn't it amazing?


This time around, Althea sent us their latest Althea Exclusive; Althea Petal Velvet Sunaway SPF50+ PA++++ along with their Petal Velvet Powders, all in 3 variants; #0 Translucent, #23 Warm Beige and their 3rd  Anniversary Special Edition, #Pink Lavender including that super cute Althea hologram makeup pouch! These are such aesthetically pleasing products to my eyes as you guys know how much I love minimal design.


As I'm going to at least give these products a try within the next few weeks; except those powders as I've already been using them since like way back when they first launched and I've been loving the Translucent one for the past year or so; finished my first tub back in July so in the meantime, do check out current promotions on these pretty babies on their website as Althea is having promotion where you can get the new sunscreen and one of the powder at special introductory price! Check out the links below! If you're new to Althea and planning to purchase more than RM150, use my link (click here!) for 20% discount off your first purchase!



I guess that's all for now and I'll be seeing you guys on my next post. Annyeong~


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Althea Petal Velvet Set RM53.10 (Malaysia only)


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Blogger Mail | Jayeon Raspberry, Aloe and Pearl Masks

Saturday, 13 October 2018

I guess it's official. I'm a certified sheet mask addict that has been acknowledged by brands so they sent me bundle of sheet masks to try! Okay, just kidding! haha but I'm not kidding about the part that I'm addicted to sheet masks to the point that I've been sheet masking for almost every single day as I'm living in colder environment for weeks now. Still, let's keep calm and rehydrate our skin, drink plenty of water and just continue on shortlisting the things we're going to buy during the upcoming sale season. What?


At this point of using numbers of sheet mask, I bet you're already know that there are different types of sheet mask and currently there are about 10 types of fabric for the sheets that I've discovered and personally used. The most common ones; cotton fibres which are used in regular daily sheet masks then there are the sheets made from silk, my favourites; cupra sheet, and tencel sheet and not forgetting those bio-cellulose sheet and hydrogels. But no matter what kind of sheet being used for sheet masks, the ultimate goal would be delivering hydration and moisture as instant remedy to dehydrated skin mostly added with active ingredients for different skin concerns e.g. brightening, anti-wrinkle/ageing, soothing, etc.


Whether you're adding sheet mask to your simple skincare routine as the essence, serum or ampoules step or to boost hydration or moisture level to your skincare routine of the day, just make sure to seal everything in with hydrator or moisturiser as your last step; be it a water-based hydrators like cream and sleeping mask or oil-based moisturisers like facial oils.


Now, before we're jumping right into these minimally packaged sheet masks, let me just go through quickly about the brand; Jayeon Cosmetics.

  • A brand that offers the ideal personal care from top to toe affordably. Jayeon also means nature and kind! 
  • Focuses on providing the best of natural skincare products from Korea. Since July 2016, Jayeon has released Aloe Vera Gel as it's first in the Aloe Vera skin care series and manage to secure the fan favourite 300ml as one of the best sellers. Upon popular demand, Jayeon has successfully introduced an addition of two cleansers for men & women. 
  • Recognizes the struggle for good and affordable skincare products. Bringing natural skin food for sensitive, dry & combination skin, the brand offers an affordable and easy way to keep your skin healthy and restore your confidence. This year, the brand aims to expand its Korean skin care line with many more surprises to come!




First, I'd like to note that these sheet masks are Made in Korea and Jayeon is the first brand that I have ever encountered with product description provided in our national language, Bahasa Melayu printed on the packaging itself; not a label sticker at the back of the sachet like we usually seen on imported Korean beauty products locally available in beauty stores and drugstores. Not only that, the brand also guaranteed that these sheet masks contain no alcohol, paraben, benzophenone, artificial colour, mineral oil, and animal oil.


Secondly, if you're already gotten this in your hands and wondering on how to read the expiring date, the format is MMDDYY. 


Now, let's go to each and every variant of sheet mask the brand offers.


JAYEON RASPBERRY BRIGHTENING MASK


 


Product Description: Infused with a powerful blend of Noni, Raspberry and Aloe Vera that hydrates, nurtures and supports skin by offering intense nutrient and provide long-lasting hydration while lighten skin toner, making your skin beautiful and glowing. ​


How to Use: Take out the mask from package and spread evenly over entire face. Remove after 15 to 20 minutes and gently pat to allow the remaining essence to absorb into the skin.


Ingredients:
Aqua, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Morinda Citrifolia (Noni) Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Cyclopentasiloxane, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract, Borago Officinalis Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Extract, Hyacinthus Orientalis (Hyacinth) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Allantoin.


Notable ingredients:
  • Morinda Citrifolia (Noni) Extract: Improve skin health.
    Has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties; plays a big role in enhancing skin health especially for those with dry and rough skin.
  • Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract: Antioxidant, brightening.Packed with antioxidants and Vitamin C that work great to protect skin from damaging effect of the harmful rays, help slow down aging and brighten skin tone.

Capacity: 23g


JAYEON ALOE HYDRATING MASK


 


Product Description: Rehydrate your skin with this gentle formula containing active moisturising and soothing agents. Helping skin retain essential moisture and strengthening skin barriers, your skin will look visibly healthier and easily achieved a smooth complexion.


How to Use: Take out the mask from package and spread evenly over entire face. Remove after 15 to 20 minutes and gently pat to allow the remaining essence to absorb into the skin.


Ingredients:
Aqua, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Diospyros Kaki (Persimmon) Extract, Morus Alba (Mulberry) Bark Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Portulaca Oleracea (Purslane) Extract, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Carbomer, Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil,  Chlorphenesin, Triethanolamine, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Phenoxyethanol, Allantoin, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance.


Notable ingredients:

  • Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract: Moisturising, soothing.
    Provides a protective layer to the skin which help retain moisture, alleviates skin discomfort and improve skin texture.
  • Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract: Antioxidant, brightening.
    Helpful for sensitive skin, it has powerful antioxidants that help protect the skin from environmental stressor. It also helps to lighten dark spots and even out skin tone.

Capacity: 23g


JAYEON PEARL WHITENING MASK


 


Product Description: Our Pearl Mask perfects and brightens your skin. Contain amino acids and vitamins, this mask helps to accelerate the natural metabolism of the skin, tone it and reduce skin impurities. Skin becomes fairer, softer and moisturised.


How to Use: Take out the mask from package and spread evenly over entire face. Remove after 15 to 20 minutes and gently pat to allow the remaining essence to absorb into the skin.


Ingredients:
Aqua, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol,  PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Pearl Extract, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf ExtractHamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite,  Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Disodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Fragrance, Allantoin.


Notable ingredients:

  • Pearl Extract: Antioxidant, brightening.
    Rich in antioxidant which works to protect your skin from sun damage and other environmental aggressor. Also helps to lighten skin and gives a glowing complexion.
  • Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract: Soothing, antioxidants
    Commonly used plant extract that can have potent antioxidant properties and some soothing properties. However, witch hazel’s high tannin content (tannin is a potent antioxidant) can also make it sensitizing if used repeatedly on skin. The bark of the witch hazel plant has a higher tannin content than the leaves. Producing witch hazel water by steam distillation removes the tannins, but the plant’s astringent qualities are what most believe give it benefit. - Paula's Choice

Capacity: 23g


USING THE SHEET MASKS


Overall, I find the packaging is super cute with the taglines on each front of the sachets are totally on point for their respective featured ingredients. The cotton sheet is actually quite thin and adheres to my facial curve well with minimal bubbles. The essence is serum-like, almost clear and smells nicely. ​


All 3 variants contain Vitamin E to supply nutrients to the skin, restores and rejuvenated dehydrated skin plus it's also an antioxidants which helps to neutralise free radicals that caused by environmental exposures such as pollution and UV radiation. Also, Aloe extracts that contribute to soothing sensation which helps giving me refreshed look every time I've used this on.


I've used all the sheet masks in my morning skincare routine; having them incorporated in brightening skin care line of products that I've been using for the past months at the serum step i.e. after toner and before moisturiser and all of them did helped in boosting the hydration level I need as I find my skin feeling dry whenever I used the whole skincare line without adding any hydrating product like hydrating first essence or toner even though I'm using hydrating sunscreen on top.


      


Out of all three, I do find myself liking the Aloe Hydrating Mask the most. All these while I've been preferring brightening sheet masks in every sheet mask line that I've tried from other brands but this moisturising variant is the winning variant for me. This particular sheet mask made my skin not only feeling nice and smooth like its other two sisters but also looking plumped and well hydrated; I feel like I can skip the brightening lotion and go ahead with my sunscreen. Of course, I didn't skip as I need all the hydration I can get from my skincare products.





On Monday this week, Jayeon Cosmetics contacted me about sending the above sheet masks to try and then bam! The package arrived on Wednesday via GDEX and that's when I found out that they actually have HQ here in Malaysia which explains the super-fast delivery to my place here in East Malaysia.

These sheet masks are available for purchase individually or in set on Hermo, 11Street and their on website (below linked) so feel free to check out their current promotions. I'd be sure to recommend buying in bulk so you can save more.


I guess that's all from me. Do let me know your thoughts on these daily sheet masks and tell me your favourites by leaving comments down below.




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 Jayeon Raspberry Brightening Mask Jayeon Aloe Hydrating Mask Jayeon Pearl Whitening Mask

Jayeon Raspberry, Aloe and Pearl Masks.
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Website | https://jayeoncosmetics.com/
Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/jayeoncosmetics/ 
Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/jayeoncosmetics/



Disclaimer: Links provided are non-affiliated and for your sole convenience. The above sheet masks were sent to me for review purposes and my thoughts here are based on personal use of the products. 

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