Moisturizers -Fancl - Fenatty Milky Lotion (for normal/dry skin)
g_82 7/21/2008 2:03:00 AM
Being a huge fan of Fancl Sunscreen and Mild Cleansing Oil, I naturally turned to Fancl for help when my skin acted up. So far so good. It feels very light and almost watery, but actually hydrates my normal/dry skin very well. It's so mild that you can even put it around eye areas. Oh by the way, Iím using it on days with a temperature high as 36℃.So I reckon thereíll be the need to put on another thicker moisturizer on top of it in colder seasons. Bare in mind to finish the bottle within 2 months since itís preservatives free. If a simple, mild, lightweight moisturizer is your thing, this Fancl milky lotion is worth a try.
Itís a decent moisturizer for normal/dry skin. People with oily skin may find it a tad heavy. It moisturizes nicely without being too greasy and works as a good makeup base. Leave a smooth finish once absorbed. The pump bottle is hygienic. However, sadly I think I had a reaction to it. Itís not a bad moisturizer, itís just not MY moisturizer.
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - Plante System - Prosensil Cleansing Micellar Water
g_82 6/10/2008 1:09:00 AM
Among all the cleansing water Iíve used (Shiseido Pureness, Dior, Dermina), this Plante System one is the best, in terms of performance and value. I love the Shiseido one but itís a bit expensive as I go through it rather quickly. The Dior one is good but overly perfumed, which is not the best choice for sensitive skin. The Dermina one doesnít cleanse that well. This cleansing water is designed for reactive skin. Itís fragrance free and paraben free. The cleansing power is similar to the Shiseido and Dior ones. I wipe my face 2-3 times with a cotton pad and all the makeup are gone. It does actually moisturize and can be a bit sticky. So itís not really for people with oily skin. According to the BA, you can also use it as a mask. Simply saturate a paper mask and leave on for about 15mins. Btw, it has a very faint botanic scent. Pricewise, CNY 235($ 35) for a 500ml huge bottle is not bad at all.
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - Dermina - Hydralina Eau Micellaire
g_82 6/6/2008 9:03:00 AM
Dermina is a French skincare brand designed for sensitive skin. All of their products are fragrance free. This is a non-rinse cleansing lotion that claims to remove both face and eye make up. It feels quite refreshing when wiping off the makeup using a saturated cotton pad. I wear foundation and sunscreen everyday. So I need to wipe twice or 3 times to take off all my makeup. Does not leave either a sticky residue or a tight sensation. Actually it's quite moisturizing. On some really tired and lazy nites, I'd skip my moisturizer after using this cleanser and not feeling too dry or tight. It doesn't really move waterproof eye make up though. You'll still need a seperate eye make up remover for that area. Price is quite reasonable at about $18/200ml. But I go through the bottle rather quickly. Overally, a decent one-step cleanser for busy lazy gal like me :P
Packaging: a cute 40ml tube Texture: somewhere between creamy and milky Results: Not hydrating enough for my normal/dry skin. The fragrance is a bit too strong for a product designed for sensitive skin. Though I love the Uriage thermal water, this lotion kinda put me off.
Treatments (Eye) -Laneige - Laneige Future Age Eye Serum
g_82 6/6/2008 2:53:00 AM
Got it as a GWP sample. Love the texture Ė moisturizing without being greasy. It really softens the skin around my eye area and makes the fine lines not so visible, well, temporarily. Though the fragrance is pretty pleasant (faint, green, floral), I still prefer without it. A bit pricey for a Laneige product. Havenít noticed any long-term results yet as I only used it during holiday trips.
Like its name: Simple, yet effective. Itís gentle and refreshing. Leaving my skin feeling cool and clean, instead of stripped or sticky. Not as hydrating as the Nivea Gentle Toner, which many people rave about. So guess itís better for summer time if youíve got dry skin. Will repurchase.
A nice hydrating serum that is easily absorbed. I have dry-combo skin and it feels like drinking water when putting it on. Then I apply the moisturizer to lock the water in. You can also mix a drop of serum with your fav moisturizer when in a morning rush.For oily or oily-combo gals, this serum is hydrating enough to use alone in summer. The packaging is a hygienic pump glass bottle. Also the scent is pleasure and subtle. I use it off quite quickly, about 3-4 months if am & pm. Price-wise, slightly expensive for a Vichy product at RMB278($40)/30ml. But still, more reasonable than those department store brands which do not perform as nicely, e.g. CD hydra move serum (RMB 580 ($82)/ 30ml).
Skincare - Face -Unlisted Brand - Uriage Eau Thermale d'Uriage
g_82 4/29/2008 3:44:00 AM
Iím quite surprised that thereís no review about this thermal water spray as itís so amazing! Got a horrible allergy reaction last week after a tropical trip. This spray is a huge saver! Morning and night, I use mineral water instead of tap water to cleanse my face, then spray this thermal water on a mask paper and leave it on my skin for about 5 mins. You donít have to pat in the water because it gets absorbed very quickly. After 3 days, my skin are much less red, bumpy or itchy. Thanks to the high mineral content of Uriageís thermal water. Will buy again.
Moisturizers -The Body Shop - Aloe Vera Moisturizing Day Cream
g_82 2/26/2008 8:45:00 PM
I bought it on my trip to London and found it as a good basic moisturizer for normal/dry/sensitive skin. I would not rec this to anyone with oily skin. I think this is the new & improved formula to the old version. Aloe vera is listed as the first ingredient, which means it's got a high concentrate of aloe vera and hence very soothing. It will not do any wonders to your skin but keeping it nicely & gently hydrated.
One word: alluring! It really lives up to its name. Everytime my BF uses it, I can't help but lean on his shoulder to smell him. A very sensual scent, clean and fresh with just the right blend of citrusy, grassy and musky scent. Love it!
A very lovely summer fragrance for unisex. Though it's pour homme, I can wear it without feeling masculine at all. I can't really describe the notes but this is how I feel: light, fresh, lemony and a bit grassy, if that make sense. I sometimes even spray them on my hair, well, only sparingly...
It does have some spot-fading effects but sadly I was kinda allergic to it. My mum can use it without any problem and loves it! However, bare in mind that this is not a miracle product, so you have to be patient and consistent. Will not repurchase but definite recommend to someone without sensitive skin.
Lotions/ Creams -L'Occitane - 20% Shea Butter Hand Cream
g_82 2/4/2008 9:22:00 PM
To be honest I donít like it that much. Yes itís very rich, emollient and adored by many celebs. But I find it too heavy instead of moisturizing. The scent is no my cup of tea either. I much prefer the Elizabeth Arden 8hr hand cream. More hydrating but not as greasy!
Moisturizers -L'Occitane - Honey Face Cream [DISCONTINUED]
g_82 2/4/2008 9:21:00 PM
A calming face cream that moisturizes well without being too heavy. Just the right amount of hydration for my normal/dry skin. It may leave your face looking shiny for the first 10 mins, but once absorbed youíll get the baby soft skin. Smells great, sweet as honey but doesnít give me headache.