I bought this as part of the Clean Start kit. I didn't find any issues with it, however I did not think it helped clear up my blemishes at all. It has a fresh lemon kind of scent and I really didn't mind using it at all. It did not break me out, but didn't bring any significant improvements to my skin. I may buy this again, depending on its price.
Moisturizers -Pola - pdc toner + lotion (high moisture) 2 in 1
chuichi 9/11/2010 11:47:00 AM
I love using this lotion + serum by p-dc. This range is from Pure Natural and from my understanding, this pink bottle is high moisture with collagen. It contains no fragrance which is perfect. The texture is of a thicker consistency which I like, especially for the winter months when my skin is dehydrated. This lotion hydrates your skin very well and is one of the best lotion/toners I've used! I bought this when I went to Tokyo, but you can easily buy this from places like Sasa and Jusco. Definitely will buy again and again! I may try other products by p-dc too :)
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Sans Soucis, Clear Skin Anti-Blemish Stick
chuichi 8/21/2010 9:06:00 PM
I love using this anti-blemish stick. It is not available in UK unfortunately, so I only get to buy this when I visit Asia. It is a small glass bottle which you need to shake to mix the liquid and the white powder. It applies onto your face like a white liquid, it dries white too, but some people may be able to apply a very thin layer underneath their makeup. I usually use this as an overnight treatment. One bad thing about this product is that it can dry up quite easily, so in the end you'll be left with a very thick dried up white stuff in the bottle... :( I will buy this again though, because it's effective.
I love DiorSkin and any other Dior Compact Foundation. My shade is 020 and it provides great coverage, and is easy and quick to apply. I have been using this for the past couple of years and this is the compact I can go back to again and again. It is quite expensive, but you'll find that it's slightly cheaper if you can buy the refills instead. Will definitely buy again and again!
Moisturizers -Avene - Cleanance Antishine Regulating Lotion
chuichi 8/21/2010 5:03:00 PM
This is a nice soothing moisturiser for anyone with acne-prone / oily skin. However this doesn't really do much for controlling shine, as my skin still gets oily and shiny quite easily and quickly after applying this. It does have a very pleasant fragrance and it seems to calm my skin down, so I will probably buy this again if it is on offer.
Eye Makeup Remover -Vichy - Purete Thermale Eye Make-up Remover Sensitive Eyes
chuichi 8/21/2010 5:01:00 PM
Oh I love this eye makeup remover! It has such a wonderful fragrance and soothes my eyes so much. It also does a very efficient job at removing all traces of eye makeup. It is a bit expensive, but I bought this when it was on offer, so I'll buy this again definitely, but more so if it's on offer! Highly recommended!!!
Good product overall, does its job very well, which is deep cleanse. It removes all of my makeup and doesn't leave my skin too dry. This is the 1st time I've used any cleansing oil, so I cannot compare with any others, but this really does a good job at removing all your makeup! I bought this when it was on promotion so it was even more worth it. Will definitely buy again!
This product did nothing for my acne-prone skin. I think it may have worsened my skin too. It is quite dry, and not hydrating at all. I'm not sure what it does but it hasn't helped my skin one bit. It is also quite pricey, so I don't think I'll buy this product again.
Moisturizers -Vichy - Normaderm Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care
chuichi 8/21/2010 4:55:00 PM
I don't like this moisturiser AT ALL. First, it hasn't improved my skin, I feel it made my skin worse. Second, it leaves a weird film on your face, so that if you apply makeup after this moisturiser, the makeup rubs off... Definitely not recommended, and not suitable for my skin, as it gave me more acne!!! This is also pricey so I definitely won't be buying this again. I have only used this for a week or so, and I know I won't use it again.
Toners -Vichy - Normaderm Purifying Astringent Toner
chuichi 8/21/2010 4:52:00 PM
This is a very nice and refreshing toner. It doesn't dry my skin and I love its fragrance. I don't feel it has improved my skin though, my acne/blemishes are the same as ever. This is also a bit pricey, I feel... If this is on offer then I probably will buy it again.
I have just finished using this product. It has a very pleasant fragrance and does a good job of cleansing. However I don't feel it has helped my skin at all, or not sure if it is supposed to reduce appearance of your acne or not, as it hasn't helped mine. If this was on offer then I will buy it again, but not if it's on full price.
I have used the 3 products from the Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions for nearly a year (I had gone through at least 3 sets of these products) but I found that my skin had not improved at all, and still regularly have breakouts. So I've stopped using these now and have gone to some other brand. If I cannot find anything else that helps my skin, I *might* come back to Clinique......
Moisturizers -Clinique - Anti-Blemish Solutions Clearing Moisturizer
chuichi 7/30/2010 3:36:00 PM
I started using this anti-blemish moisturiser along with the cleanser and lotion. It was weird to begin with, as I found my fingertips (only my right hand) had a weird film coating soon after using these products. I'm not sure which of the products caused it, but had caused my fingertips to look like the skin is peeling off... Anyway, back to this product. It is quite nice and gentle on skin, with a clinical kind of fragrance. You only need to apply a thin layer all over your face and this tube will last a long time. However, after using these 3 products for nearly a year (I had gone through at least 3 sets of these products) I found that my skin had not improved at all, and still regularly have breakouts. So I've stopped using Clinique Anti-Blemish solution now and have gone to some other brand. If I cannot find anything else that helps my skin, I *might* come back to Clinique......
Mascara -Shu Uemura - Precise Volume Mascara Waterproof
chuichi 4/14/2010 10:10:00 AM
This along with the Shu Uemura Basic Mascara are both my HG mascaras! The only difference (to me) between these 2 mascaras are the brushes. Apart from that I feel they give the same flake-free and long-lasting-curl effect that works wonderfully on short Asian lashes. This mascara in particular is meant to be volumising but I guess it isn't. I'm still very happy with it though because it keeps my lashes curled up all day!
Mascara -Shu Uemura - Mascara Basic [DISCONTINUED]
chuichi 4/14/2010 10:08:00 AM
This is like the best mascara that I have ever used! It doesn't leave any flakes on your lashes, and the best thing (for me) is that it leaves my lashes curled! My lashes are short naturally and after curling them, other mascaras usually "straighten" my curled lashes immediately after applying. This mascara however leaves my lashes wonderfully curled.