Lotions/ Creams -L'Occitane - Cherry Blossom Hand Cream
hazefree2002 9/22/2009 10:39:00 AM
I enjoy the scent and I love the packaging but this doesnt do its most basic function.it doesnt moisturise.doesnt seem to absorb into skin.my hands seem to become drier when i use this.i'm now trying to finish it, using it on my legs.not going to re-purchase even if its going for cheap.
This is the second time i'm purchasing this,bought the larger bottle.it works for my oily,extremely acne prone skin.it cleared my face during a particularly bad outbreak previously.its not suitable to be used twice daily though,would be too dry and harsh.i pour this into a foam bottle.much more convenient.
Cleansers -Shu Uemura - High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil Fresh
hazefree2002 1/12/2008 1:49:00 PM
This cleansing oil is terrible. It doesn't emusifly easily, is not easily to wash off and doesn't cleanse well. It also leaves my skin feeling terribly dry. I finished one small-retail sized bottle only because it is expensive and I had already purchased it. When I subsquently got samples, I still hate it. Give me my Fancl MCO any time.
Gels/Soaps -The Body Shop - Passion Fruit Shower Gel
hazefree2002 1/12/2008 1:32:00 PM
I got this free when I joined TBS membership. I paid lesser for the membership than I would have paid full retail price for this. Pros: This smells really great! Light, fruity and relaxing. Even my bf loves to use this!I do not use this on a consistent basis as I save this for special treats, hence can't comment on whether this is drying to use on a long-term basis. Cons: For a shower gel, I still find this rather expensive at full retail price. I will still buy this again, but perhaps only when there is a discount. I just bought the Passion Fruit Body Scrub at a warehouse sale. Will review on that soon!
I bought this powder only because I needed to top up my purchase to get the GWP but surprise, surprise, it turned out to be a good buy. . Pros: I got this powder in medium because they didn't have my correct shade (Light) left. Although this is slightly darker than I would have liked, it doesn't oxidise on my extremely oily skin so it still works well for me. It doesn't cake on me either and doesn't cause breakouts for my acne prone skin. The packaging is also cute (silver with pretty small flowers) and slim too. Cons: The sponge that comes along with it sucks. The slim packaging is also an indication that it actually contains quite little product - it hit pan really fast. However, I will still buy this product again (especially when I need to top up my purchase) as it works really well and is still pretty affordable.
I'm reviewing for the revised formula of the normal washing powder. I have been using this wrongly all along until a very helpful SA demonstrated for me how to create the foam using their foaming ball. Previously I couldn't create any foam at all and i'll use the powder on my face which was WRONG.The correct way is to create the foam on your hands and then transfer the foam to your face.In this way,there'll be no friction as you wash your face.I prefer the normal version as it is more moisturisng. I really like this washing powder and how soft the foam feels on my skin.I just got the pink LE edition packaging from Japan but I think the normal edition looks very nice too!*love*
I have used a few bottles of this already. In between,I have also tried other brands like Shisedo cleansing water; Eversoft,Kanebo naïve,Shisedo TISS and Shu Uemera cleansing oil. I always come back to this.I prefer cleansing oil as ypu don't have to use cotton pads which requires you to tug at the skin.Fancl cleansing oil cleanses well and remove all traces of makeup.it is also easier to wash off and doesn't leave a dry feeling.Like Shu Uemera,they have limited cleansing oil edition once in a while.I'll be grabbing my LE Clover one on 27th April.=]
Powder -Shiseido - Majolica Majorca Pressed Fantasia 24h
hazefree2002 4/22/2007 8:03:00 AM
This is a pressed powder that can be considered as a skincare product as you can wear it even at night (the name implies that you can wear it 24 hours). It is a nice basic powder. It is very sheer and has got absolutely no coverage.I used this after my tinted moisturiser. I like it cos it doesn't clog pores and it does its job as a finishing powder very well.It is relatively cheap considering that is under the arm of Shisedo.I also love the packaging.I have both the Silver 2005 Christmas LE edition and the Gold casing. *love*
I like this TM because it has various functions.It serves as a moisturiser, sunblock and a very very sheer foundation for me. I have very oily skin and live in hot,humid Singapore. This product is non-greasy and doesn't clog my pores. I have acne prone skin and it doesn't break me out. My regime: Toner-Tinted moisturiser-Concealer -Pressed/Loose powder. Edited: I went to get my second tube of this TM but the SA at several counters told me they have been out of stock for very long and unable to place orders so they are not sure whether Shiseido is changing its packaging or discounting it. I managed to get one last tube at a less visited counter so if you are keen to try it out, do grab it soon in case they really change this!
Cleanses puff thoroughly. Does what it is supposed to do but I think a normal cleansing oil will do the job as well.
Skincare - Face -Ettusais - Medicated Whitening UV protector
hazefree2002 7/4/2004 8:25:00 AM
I find that its non greasy for my oily skin and it does help to prevent acne. I use this everyday without fail and besides leaving a white cast on my face if I apply too much, I have no complains bt this product.
My favourite haba product as yet. Cleanses so well yet not drying. This product somehow really ctrl my acne problem. My HG. Check out my other HABA reviews.
Another highly recommended HABA product. I use this after the face foam and before VC lotion. I have oily skin and i can feel my face absorbing this, unlike other products which only feels sticky. Does lighten ur skin. Affordable and comes in a pump form. Haba products almost always come in a small and regular size. this allows u to try out before buying the big bottles. =) Check out my other HABA reviews.
I bought the 60ml bottle too. like all the other reviews, this is really a good product. Less acne and even when it does come, the pimples are tiny and goes away quickly. Very affordable and comes in a pump form. I use this after the UV lotion.
i am using my second bottle of haba washing powder now.the first bottle of 80g actually lasted me thru 6months with twice a day usage. Very affordable and the packaging is simple and neat. White bottle with baby blue cap. Haba skincare products actually help to reduce my acne problems greatly. I use this in conjuction with their face foam, UV lotion and VC lotion. The powder itself is okie but i find tt when i use the powder MORN, foam Nite, the effect is really really good. Hardly any acne and best of all, it ctrls the monthly breakouts. Plus the HABA salegirls in singapore are REALLY REALLY friendly and helpful. They will spend time explaining each product to u and do not push u to buy more products. Very generous with their samples too.