Blogger Mail | 50GRAM X Swanicoco Show the Velvet Lipstick Black Edition in No. 3 Juliet Red

Saturday, 6 October 2018




I know what you guys probably thinking right now; I'm all about nude/MLBB lipsticks kinda girl and I'm aware of the fact that I have previously bought just the wrong lipsticks with undertones that have made my lips looking grey or lipsticks that are too light for my medium skin tone but I have never bought or wear a bright red lipstick. When 50GRAM first contacted me for this collaboration, I'm going to admit that I'm a little bit worried as I'm not sure whether I can pull off this colour but when I received the package few weeks later after that I suddenly feel like this is some sort of a challenge and I do want to level up in my makeup game. 

But before we jump right into the lipstick itself, let's go a little bit into this 2018's hottest brand in South Korea; Swanicoco, Natural Bio Cosmetics.

  • The brand started off its business by creating naturally fermented soaps and currently, they are the top natural cosmetics company in the Republic of Korea with their corporate philosophy that only those obtained from nature; not artificial chemical products, are the best. They are putting foremost priority on obtaining high-quality ingredients, engaging in ceaseless bio development research to create a natural bio system, and relentlessly accepting challenges.

  • Brand identity. The word “Nature” on the upper part of the Swanicoco logo means that the brand is a natural cosmetics company. The peony blossom at the center symbolizes abundance and elegance while on the lower part of the logo, the word “Swanicoco” means that they pursue the elegance of a “swan” (feminine), and “coco” means “coconut” (as they offer botanical natural cosmetics) as well as “cuteness” in French. They want to shows that they are working hard to create natural cosmetics not only for women but also for men, that is, for everyone.

  • Beauty Secret; Bio Fermentation. The brand applies the same technology for their fermented cosmetics that is used for fermented foods. During the fermentation process, particles become smaller thereby enhancing their absorption rate on the skin. In addition, as they are natural components, they do not irritate the skin. Furthermore, during fermentation, nutrients that hitherto did not exist; amino acids and antioxidants, are generated to treat damaged skin and prevent skin aging. The brand uses grains, fruits, vegetables, and Korean medicinal herbs as ingredients for fermentation, and integrates biotechnology into eco-friendly natural components to help improve the skin. Moreover, instead of purified water, they use fermented extracts, which accounts for 80% of their cosmetics.

  • Natural biotechnology research. The brand does not use ingredients that are harmful to the skin such as dyes, artificial fragrances, chemical preservatives, steroids, alcohol, mineral oil, parabens, and benzophenones. Instead, they try to use only natural and fermented extracts, and have engaged in ceaseless research to make sure that natural components do not conflict one another when combined. They have thus obtained the optimal mixing method. Due to their efforts in creating natural cosmetics that are safe, hypoallergenic, mild, and ideal for all skin types, they have succeeded at integrating biotechnology into eco-friendly natural ingredients for their cosmetics to have maximum skin-improving effect.

  • Natural Korean and patented ingredients (natural ingredients in Korea and patented ingredients from various countries).
    The main ingredients of  the brand’s cosmetics are either extracted from Korean natural plants, patented ingredients from Europe; including France, which leads the global cosmetics ingredients market; or organically certified ingredients from the United States and Australia. Their products are created to be safe and to have great effects, with Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF), Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF), and protein peptides.


SWANICOCO SHOW THE VELVET LIPSTICK BLACK EDITION IN NO. 3 JULIET RED





About the Product:

  • 3 attractive vivid colours launched but currently available is this beautiful Juliet Red.
  • Contains natural moisturizing ingredients; carnauba wax and natural oils that also provide long-lastingness.
  • Contains fermented extracts instead of purified water and free of chemical ingredients, improving the skin while covering it well. 

Ingredients: Octyldodecanol, Isononyl Isononanoate, Silica, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Isoeicosane, Ozokerite, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Microcrystalline Wax, Paraffin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Kaolin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Hexylene Glycol, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Ci 15850, Ci 45410, Ci 15985, Ci 19140, Ci 15850


Packaging:




The lipstick came in its own box; black design with simple sketch of the lipstick itself and of course, with the shade of red for its lid. The lipstick is housed within that velvety-looking black case which reminds me of my first luxury lipstick from Western brand especially when there is the click sound when the top part of the case being swirled down to close; kind of sound when two opposite magnets clicked to each other.


  


As this is the first product I've tried from the brand, I'm not sure whether the products distributed through their US stores have English description or not but as for the sheet mask (bought from local drugstore) that I've used last week, there's indeed English product label in the form of sticker slapped at the back of the packet for our convenience but not this lipstick.  Everything here is printed in Korean so if you're like me who are keen on finding informations and reading product ingredients before trying or buying products, seems that we have to rely on the product information provided by the seller; 50GRAM but knowing that products released by the brand are made of natural ingredients and free of harmful agents, I just took out the lipstick and swipe on my lips to actually see how it goes on my own lips.




That's the whole lipstick swirled out!


By the way, this Show the Velvet Lipstick Black Edition is indeed comes in limited release and once out of stock, it'll be gone forever! Also, do you know that Swanicoco’s collection of various basic makeup products boasts of great coverage, long-lasting effects, and UV protection? Go check them out!





There's the product expiry date printed at the bottom of the lipstick but just to be safe, most lipsticks are to be thrown out after 18 months; whichever comes first.



Swatches:






This Juliet Red shade appears to be like a bright red that leans towards coral to me. You guys probably already know that there are different kinds of reds and this particular red looks great on olive skinned people. 



Applications:

As I'm someone who have dark lips, I can't really pull off the gradation lips that I've always want to sport; not without lip concealer so I always do full lips. For first applications, I need at least 2 swipes across my lips then I proceed with evening out the colour using lip brush. I learned that it's important to line the lips with lip liners to get that full lips look but I don't have lip liner in that colour so in the next few attempts after that I took small amount of the lipstick using lip brush to outline the lips and then filled the inner area with the lipstick directly.




The finish is indeed velvety and feels weightless on lips. It doesn't bleed into the lip lines and I do feel my lips being moisturised thanks to the natural oils as I go along with my routines throughout the day. The colour do transfer although just slightly so after few tries, I think applying the lipstick layer by layer helps with the evenness of the colour on lips therefore I used less product hence less transfer. I do remember my makeup geek best friend used similar eyeshadow colour or loose translucent powder to really set her lips but I think that's only appropriate if your whole makeup looks need to be on point for a long time; photo shoots or just window shopping at the mall. 


Thoughts:


I've got to say that wearing a bright red lipstick is kind of frightening for someone who only wear nude lipsticks but the experience is somewhat empowering. I'm not exaggerating, I'm telling you guys! For the longest time, I thought it's not an everyday nor office appropriate shade of red but now I do think that wearing this kind colour especially on days you're feeling down or less motivated can help lightening up your mood.


I also think that this 'point makeup' as South Korean would call it, could be some sort of statement lip colour where you can just dress minimally and let your lips give you the edge that you need for that important meeting or night out with girl friends.


Overall, I'd give this 4.5/5. With lots of other K-beauty brands already have different packaging for their overseas customers, they should at least provide English description label on product itself. As this isn't a liquid lipstick that you want it to be long lasting throughout the day so I actually don't mind the transfer and even after hours of wearing, there's still shade of colour left on my lips so I don't need to upkeep every hour which is a huge plus.





Thank you so much to 50GRAM and Swanicoco for sending this product to me! It's such a pleasure to discover something new enough to make me want to play with makeup again after almost a year focusing merely on skincare. I can't wait to see more products made available in Malaysian market!


This lipstick is made from natural ingredients first brought to you by 50GRAM with nationwide delivery now available for purchase at introductory price of RM88.85 (Retail Price RM98.72).


I guess that's all from me. Do let me know your thoughts on this lipstick and tell me your favourite lipstick for daily look or when you want to paint the whole town red. I'll see you guys on my next post, annyeong~



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Blogger Mail | Skin1004 Madagascar Centella Asiatica 100 Ampoule and Facial Mask

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Throughout my whole K-Beauty journey for the past 5 years, I've never truly given much attention to soothing skincare products as I have never experienced severe irritation, flakiness and inflammation until I've had allergic reactions due to food poisoning (barracuda fish!) few months ago and it took months to be fully recovered from all that although I still see some flaky area along my jawline and neck. So far, I've only indulging myself in soothing, hydrating, nourishing sheet masks in the form of hydrogel masks, bio-cellulose masks even cream masks, but after I've noticed that they're all quite costly as average price per piece of those sheet mask is RM20 (~USD5)!





Well, I wasn't actually prepared for that at that point of time so while I'm in the search for some products that I can try to improve my overall skin texture, Wako Beauty; a Malaysian-based e-commerce site selling various skincare products has sent these products from the brand Skin1004 and I don't know if it's in their intention or not but I'd know for sure that in Korean, 1004 pronounced as chun (1000) + sa (4) = chunsa which also means angel so the products are indeed somewhat heaven-sent to me.


But first, let's go into details on this ampoule!



Skin1004 Madagascar Centella Asiatica 100 Ampoule

Made of 100% centella asiatica extract from Madagascar.

What is Centella Asiatica?
It is also known as tiger grass and it has been recognized for centuries for its medicinal use. For generations, active ingredients in Centella Asiatica has been known as medication that soothes skin damages by strengthening the skin cells. It is also well-known for hydrating skin and reducing uneven skin tone.

How to Use: Smooth the ampoule onto cleansed skin in the morning and night or whenever the skin feels irritated or wounded.


Ingredients: Centella Asiatica extract 100%


Now, let's go to the packaging!


   


As you can see in the above photos, the product comes in a box with that minimalist style of green and white colours. You guys know me, I love minimal design because honestly, I can't handle fancy or messy-looking packaging these days as there's too much chaos going on my vanity these days. 

I truly admire the brand's choice to print the English product description in similar way to the Korean version as it is used to be on the smaller side of the box and this one comes in a tall square box! Nice, right?

On another side of the box, they indicated the product is 100% of Centella Asiatica extract and it's in 100ml sized. 




Onto the bottle of the product, it's made of sturdy glass so you guys better be careful and make sure to not holding the bottle with wet hands! It's covered in slightly opaque white colour so you can still see how much product left in it. I like that the bottle fits nicely on my hands and I can just grab it well with one hand. 




Note that the expiry date was printed at the bottom side of the bottle; in the format of YYYY.MM.DD so that's 17th June 2020. I've noticed that no date was printed on the box itself so I'd just write on it myself as I do it sometimes on boxes that I'd still want to keep (read: hoard) in my packaging drawers. Yes, my drawers are filled with box packagings of my currently opened products because sometimes dates printed on tubs and tubes can be erased especially facial cleansers.




At the back of the bottle, there's simple Korean product description telling that this is facial ampoule is Madagascar's original and again, at 100% of its extract.


Application:




It's been awhile since I last encountered serum or ampoule with a pipette to dispense the product. I've noticed that the size of the opening of the bottle nicely fit the pipette itself however I do think that the shaft for the pipette is too long for the size of that dropper so it's filled with only 3/4 of the ampoule every time and there are bubbles trapped so I usually go with 5 to 7 drops of the ampoule for my whole facial and neck area.




Unexpectedly, the ampoule is in that clear, watery consistency (while taking the photo, I had to balance that drop of it on the back of my hand or it'll run down!) and absorbed well into the skin merely in seconds! It's indeed soothing upon application and I kept wanting to apply more! So I guess, as it's called ampoule because it's meant to be applied topically i.e. certain affected facial area but the first few times of using this, I've literally applied onto my whole facial area and another extra layer on my most flaky area along the jawline.


The ampoule is hydrating, smoothing out the rough flaky area of my skin with the scent is only slightly and to my liking. As I don't have much redness throughout the time I was testing it, I couldn't see whether it's able to tone it down but I'm sure it actually can. 


I'd give this 5/5 for its overall look, function, and how it just works so well with my current skin condition. I wish I've gotten my hands on this ampoule on the actual day when I got my allergic reaction but still, I'm glad I've received this product and happily repurchased it when it's finished.


This product is available for purchase on Wako Beauty for RM79.20 here or on their official Shopee account here





Now, let's go to the facial mask!




Skin1004 Madagascar Centella Asiatica Facial Mask


Maintain PH balance, Soothing - While improving sensitive skin, it enhances the ability of skin to heal skin barrier. Make your skin shine on rough skin result from the external hazardous environment.

Tencel Sheet (Nature fabric) - Tencel mask that perfectly adhere to your skin with extra softness and effective absorption of the essence.

High-enriched cream (2-step moisturizing) - Deeply hydrates the dried skin with Centella Asiatica powerful moisturizing effect.



Ingredients:

Step 1:
Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Centella Asiatica Extract, Sea Water, Xanthan Gum, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Disodium EDTA, Panthenol, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Polysorbate 80, Ethylhexyglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Capryly Glycol, Beta-glucan, Swiftlet Nest Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf/Stem Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Honey Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Copper Tripeptide-1


Step 2:
Cetyl Ethylhexanoate,Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol ,Hydrogenated Lecithin,Niacinamide, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, PEG-50 Shea Butter, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Squalane, Carbomer, 1,2-Hexanediol ,Tromethamine , Panthenol , Sodium Carbomer, Erythritol, Trehalose, Betaine, Butylene Glycol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Adenosine, Lavandula Spica (Lavender) Flower Oil, Xanthan Gum, Ozonized Olive Oil, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Orange Roughy Oil, Madecassoside, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Asiaticoside, Malt Extract, Asiatic Acid, Butter Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Leaf Extract, Ceramide, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Linoleic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Linolenic Acid

Do note that the Hydrolyzed Collagen is actually marine collagen.



Packaging:




This mask comes in similar design to the ampoule sister; simple green and white for the mask with detachable black sachet for the cream at the top.




You guys know that I’m a sheet mask addict so I’m glad that this product also comes in sheet mask formed and such a plus that this is a 2-step pack as it comes with moisturiser from the same Madagascar Centella Asiatica skincare line which is perfect for travel or weekend getaway. 


The sheet mask doesn't come with English description at the back but in short, the Step 1 is the facial mask followed by Step 2 the moisturiser. So, I cleansed, toned and applied the sheet mask for about 20 minutes then followed up with the cream on top prior applying my sunscreen of the day.




As you can see, the Tencel sheet is quite thin and nicely fits my facial curve with a little bit extra on my chin area. The adherence is excellent and it has a similar scent to the ampoule sister. The essence for this is light and watery and well-absorbed into the skin. After I took the sheet mask off, there's slight excess of the essence so I just tapped my face with fingers until it dries down to smooth silky finish. 

The moisturiser that comes with the mask is in white, quite heavy creamy texture. It does takes a little bit of time to be fully absorbed and kind of oily for my T-zone so I decided to smooth everything out with matte sunscreen.

Overall, 4/5. This is surely convenient but I think I'd rather just use air-laid puffs with the ampoules sister to use as facial mask and getting the full-sized of that cream as I find the amount of the cream contained in the sachet is quite a lot for single usage. Knowing my own habit as I'd usually dispose the sachet after opening can be wasteful while dispensing the cream into an empty travel tub can be a hassle but still a good option. 


This product is available for purchase on Wako Beauty for RM60.20 here or on their official Shopee account here



I guess that's all of it! Do let me know your thoughts on these two products from Skin1004 by leaving comments down below. Feel free to suggest Centella Asiatica-based products if you'd like. 

Until next post! Annyeong~



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Blogger Mail | YADAH Oh My Sun Protection Milk SPF50+ PA++++

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Sunscreen or sunblock being the last step of my morning skin care routine prior makeup or not is the most vital step for skin protection against the sun rays and no matter how simple or complicated your AM skin care routine is, all your efforts will go down the drain if you do not incorporate suitable sunscreen in it. Therefore, when it comes to sunscreen, I have several criteria I want my ideal product to fill in. It has to be comfortable on my skin, suits our all year round hot and humid weather, it doesn’t leave white cast so much it’s turning me to a white ghost and most importantly, it is easy to reapply throughout the day.




Yadah Oh My Sun Protection Milk Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++


Product Description:

  • UV Protection + brightening double functional cosmetic 
  • 100% inorganic sun filter screen that reflects ultraviolet rays without being absorbed by the skin.
  • Low-irritation product with skin-safe prescription using only EWG green grade ingredients.
  • Contains extract of Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit effective for skin soothing and moisturising.
  • Skin irritation test completed. How to Use: After cleansing, take the proper amount of the product at the last stage of skin care and spread it evenly on skin that is prone to exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays such as face, neck, arms and legs. 

Ingredients: Water, Cyclomethicone, Zinc Oxide, Propanediol, Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891), Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Polygryceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Niacinamide, Caprylyl Methicone, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Magnesium Sulfate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Aluminium Hydroxide, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Stearic Acid, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Fructooligosaccharides, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Pullulan, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Octyldodecanol, Adenosine, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Tocopherol.

Ingredients Highlight: 

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.

Other notable ingredients:
  • Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract and Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract are known as moisturizing factors
  • Centella Asiatica Extract is for skin calming and texture smoothening
  • Houttuynia Cordata (Chameleon Plant) Extract removes dirt and toxin.
  • Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil is known for its skin calming and moisturizing properties
  • Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil is for nutritional and skin conditioning
  • Cardiospermum Halicacabum (Balloon Plant) Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract is for skin slimming and conditioning. 

This sunscreen is 8-free; Paraben, Benzophenone, Talc, Mineral Oil, Sulfate Surfactant, Propylene Glycol, Tar Colorant, Triethanolamine. 




Now, let's go to the packaging:




There's a whole English product description at the back of the box for our convenience.




I’m digging that minimalist style bottle; white and green colours with that cute cactus plant illustration signifying the featured ingredient which is Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract i.e. prickly pear; a type of cactus.





There's the expiry dates printed at the back of the box and bottom of the bottle as well for easy reference.



Application: 


     


Thanks to its creamy texture, this physical sunscreen spreads out nice an even on my skin. I always use cushion air puff to apply this sunscreen as it helps with the even application and I'm a huge fan of the light and matte finish that it provides.


Even with simple skincare routine, this sunscreen works greatly in terms of protection (high SPF and PA++++!) and such a bonus to me that it gives off a slight brightened up complexion that looks natural even with just translucent powder on top; a mattifying look that last from morning till evening during office hours and I don't even have to blot my T- zone midday!


I actually use this sunscreen on days my skin becomes sensitive, dry and irritated due to allergic reactions but it was such a relief when it actually gives me soothing effect and enough moisture though I was still in #teamdoublefisting with soothing and hydrating sheet masks on those days. 


Overall, 5/5. I love it! I'm not exaggerating but this one ticks all the boxes for my ideal sunscreen enough for me to buy its Tone-Up sister. Definitely recommend this for normal to oily skin people like me and for those with dry skin, I'd suggest to use suitable moisturiser prior application. 





Thank you so much to Yadah Malaysia for sending me the PR kit for me to try your latest sunscreen and as for you guys, this sunscreen is available for purchase on GlamPick, Hermo and Watsons at RM78 for this 50ml size and RM138 for 100ml size.


I guess that's all if it! I'll see you guys on my next post! Annyeong~




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Review | Althea X Get It Beauty Real Fresh Skin Detoxer in Green Tea and Rose

Thursday, 23 August 2018



When I got these two products from Althea as part of their Althea Angels Welcome Kit, I opened them right away as I was very excited to try them because of two things; Green Tea and Rose are both my favourites when it comes to ingredients for my special care products like sheet masks and wash-off masks. The second reason would be this is the first time I'm trying this kind of product! I've tried oil-to-foam cleanser before and that's surprisingly very convenient although I just can't change my double cleansing method but mask-to-cleanser can be a game changer in my skincare routines.

But first, let's go into details of these new products from Althea!




"Naturally fresh, premium ingredients for modern urbanites."

Althea Real Fresh Skin Detoxer are created to suit the hectic schedules of modern urbanites, this product harnesses the goodness of nature and translates that into freshness and vitality for the skin.

Made with premium ingredients sourced from various parts of the world, this 10-second mask is filled with the vitality and freshness from nature to ensure your skin stays healthy and clean everyday.


Althea Real Fresh Skin Detoxer Rose (Refining):  Recommended for morning routine

  • A skin refining recipe made with roses to detox, gently smooth away roughness and give the skin a radiant glow.
  • Use in the morning to help to balance the skin's natural pH levels and protect it, evening out the skin's texture for perfect makeup application.

Ingredients:
Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Acrylates Copolymer, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Pteris Multifida Extract, Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke) Leaf Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Rosa Gallica Flower Powder, Methylpropanediol, Butylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-51, Beta-Glucan, Betaine, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol


Althea Real Fresh Skin Detoxer Green Tea (Purifying): Recommended for night routine

  • A skin-purifying recipe made with green tea to detox , soothe and nourish sensitive skin. 
  • This product boosts the skin's natural regeneration process at night when the skin cells are most active by ensuring the skin is clarified and ready to rest.

Ingredients:
Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Acrylates Copolymer, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Piper Methysticum Leaf/Root/Stem Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract, Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Pteris Multifida Extract, Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke) Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Powder, Methylpropanediol, Butylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-51, Beta-Glucan, Betaine, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol


Now, let's talk about the packaging!




The products came within these boxes. The design is minimalistic with merely wordings for the products' names and the main ingredients' illustrations on the side. If you've noticed, there's the Get It Beauty logo at lower part of the box I'm guessing to indicate that these two products are indeed collaboration between the brand and the beauty TV show.

If you're still confused on what category these product fall on, they're actually wash-off masks, recommended to be used for 10 seconds after first oil-based cleanser (for double cleansing method) on daily basis.




At the back of the boxes are the product descriptions in Korean but rest assured, you can get all the information you need here. Unless of course, if you can read and understand Hangeul  that is. (>.<)




On the side of the box there's a note regarding the natural real rose and green tea leaves contained in the products so don't freak out if it's starting to change in its colour although I haven't seen it yet either. 



The products came in almost transparent tubes which is again, something I'd appreciate as I'm tired of putting those products in tubes that I have in my stash behind the light just to really see how much of product left inside. I also am digging the part where they've provided a space at the back of the tube for me to properly write the opened date for these products.




Like most Korean products, these tubes products have seal stickers at the opening. Oh, you can check the expiration dates at the top of the tube. Such a great movement in Korean skincare manufacturing industries I'd say as it's really nice to know when the products are going to expire instead of counting the months and the years from the manufacturing dates printed on products back in 2015. The format is YYYYMMDD.

Now, let's go to each of the product.


ALTHEA REAL FRESH SKIN DETOXER ROSE


I was catching up with previous episodes of Get It Beauty on iFlix few weeks ago; there's one episode where the participants of the show known as Better Girls were comprising of foreigners that currently residing in Seoul being invited to the show. I recalled there's part of the program where the hosts revealed some beauty products that they discovered during their overseas trips; host Lee Honey brought her self-made perfume while she was visiting Grasse, France and guess where one of these two's main ingredient sourced from? Grasse, France; the world's capital of perfume, indeed.





The consistency for both of these products is similar; thick gel, run slightly and this being the Rose variant is containing rose petals in it. The scent is of course filled with rose scents but it does smell like chemical although slightly.




When it comes to application, I've noticed that Althea recommends for Rose to be used in the morning to refine the skin texture and promote smooth skin texture. I have to agree that this mask-to-foam product does give me that especially when I have flaky skin around my jawline area thanks to multiple allergic reactions I've been having for the past month or so (no worries, I'm consuming lots of veggies these days) and as I've been using this product every other day for more than 3 weeks with use no physical scrubs in my routines as I'm afraid it might be too harsh for my skin' the same goes to my Clarisonic brush, I've seen improvement as the area is very much smooth.



ALTHEA REAL FRESH SKIN DETOXER GREEN TEA





The Green Tea variant is an absolute delight for my skin as it cleanses deeply; I see no dead skin cells whenever I tone my skin after using it in my evening routine. The scent is so nice and therapeutic within the short seconds while applying this on. 



Although I have to let you guys know that around the second week of using this, I applied this on for a little bit longer than I should and with my jawline being sensitive and all at that point, the whole area went overly dried and worst than allergic reaction aftereffect, I cried. I guess the formula is indeed intense hence only 10 seconds recommended for it to work well on your skin so I'd suggest for you to follow the instructions well before using.


Overall, I would say that these two products work well and if you're like me who are busy and got not much time to do physical scrubs, do wash-off masks like 3 times a week; the whole nine, I'd definitely recommend these products maybe for daily use, or every other day you can build up the frequency according to your skin concerns. 


You can purchase these separately with individual price of RM43 or in a set with 10% discount (no code necessary) with both variants. If you're new to Althea and planning to purchase more than RM150, use my link (click here!) for 20% discount! 

So I guess that's all from me! If you have already got these products, do let me know what your thoughts on them by leaving comments down below.



Until next post, annyeong~


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Beauty Talks | Kick Off of My Round 13.0 Skincare Products

Tuesday, 21 August 2018




August marks the final month for my Round 12 of skincare products and as you can see from the above #shelfie,  I've got a cleanser from Round 11 (which ended in February) and this round's cleansing foams, waters and balms with new additions from Blogger Mails last month. 

For Round 12.0, I've managed to finish a toner, 2 bottles of first serums, 2 bottles of essences, and 3 tubs of sleeping masks along with almost 100 sheet masks. I'd definitely be posting an Empties post soon so do stay tuned for that, okay!

For this upcoming Round 13.0 which starting next month, I'll be introducing some new oil-based cleansers, water-based-cleansers, moisturisers, tone-up creams, lots of sunscreens, and the most that I've anticipated for 2018; new exfoliating and hydrating toners (you need both if you want to start incorporating acids in your skincare routine) which will be part of my 7-Skin Methods. I haven't decided whether it'll be seven different toners or maximum 4 toners, let's just wait and see for now. 

As for body care, I literally haven't shopped for anything for the past 3 months or so as I've bought so much back in May to June as there was the Harvest Festival Sale literally in every mall at that time so I'm going to shop my stash till I ran out of everything. 

So I guess that's a quick update on my current skincare stash! Do you use the same skincare products all year round or are you like me who change certain number of products on a 6-month cycle? Do let me know by leaving comments down below.

Until next post, annyeong~


P.S.: How are you liking my new blog header?

Blogger Mail | Althea Angels Beauty Ambassador Welcome Kit

Saturday, 28 July 2018





Blogging and engaging on social media can be interesting and fulfilling especially for those people who are like me; having small circle of friends in real life (which I appreciate and love) and maintaining (read: struggling) a well-balanced life between work and family. Most of my friends and colleagues have no interest in skincare or makeup so I opened a second Instagram account just for my passion towards K-Beauty as I don't want to appear bit more obvious than I am on regular days where I reapply my sunscreens before lunch and use sheet mask while sipping on iced tea in the break room when I'm too lazy to go out during early evening.


Up until 2016, I was all about writing reviews on my blog and posted on Instagram like once or twice a month. You probably noticed that there aren't lots of comments here in my blog and I haven't got much of engagement here because I just changed my domain back in March hence previous comments are all gone but actually, people like to engage more on social media these days, I think?  Anyway, while I was trying to figure out my next step for this blog, I was invited to be part of Malaysian-based Beauty Community around early 2017 and we went by #myabcommunity on Instagram. I was all aboard with the idea of engaging with other Malaysian-based beauty enthusiasts as I’ve got the opportunity to meet new friends on social media (not just Instagram) and as it turned out, we’ve become friends in real life as well so at that point, I’ve realised that things will be much more interesting from that moment on. 


Now, to be part of Althea’s Beauty Ambassador Community is something I’m grateful for as I get to enjoy lots of perks like getting more products to try and review, discount codes for my followers and readers, better opportunities in terms of brand awareness, attending events; all in the hope to grow of becoming an influencer. Before we go into details of items included in the Welcome Kit that arrived last week, can we take some time to appreciate the cuteness of this special Althea Box?




The size of this Althea Box is the same as their regular Medium Box and comes with that ANGEL logo at top right corner with Althea Angels wording at the lower half of the box continuing onto the front lid area. The box is in that cute pastel pink and I like it very much as the design is unique among its sisters.



ALTHEA ANGEL BEAUTY AMBASSADOR WELCOME KIT




So what's included in the kit?
  • Welcome Message from the Head of Social Media of Althea
  • Althea Angels official merchandise; the “Spread Your Wings” beauty hand mirror and makeup bag
  • Althea Turns 3 Canvas Tote Bag along with the Birthday Book miniatures
  • Althea X Get It Beauty Real Fresh Skin Detoxer in Green Tea and Rose



Overall, I’m loving this kit! It’s so cute and befit the whole concept of this Beauty Ambassador Community Program. I also have started on using the two products from Althea’s latest collaboration with that top beauty program in South Korea so do stay tuned for my upcoming reviews on them. ​



Before I forgot, here's a discount code for you on your next purchase! Valid till September 30, 2018!


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



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