This cleanser in comparison with Shu Uemuera's, is hard to emulsify and remove. It had to be removed with warm water (and its also hard too). Need to keep to moist your skin with water when emulsify, it will gets thick and harden. After washing it still can have some white patches especially in area like nose, eyebrow, and eyelashes (need some extra rubbing). After cleanse, skin feels oily, as if not clean enough. Need 2nd cleansing. Smell nice, texture too watery (will drip off easily). Cheaper than Shu Uemura. But Shu is better than this one. in term of easy to emulsify, removed and leave fresh feeling on face (pink color).
Treatments -Etude - AC Clinic Pink Powder Spot Extreme
Takumi 4/14/2012 11:47:00 PM
Performance: At the early of the usage, the powder is doing the work quite ok, where acne is getting healed and become less bumpy. But now I can't get the result i want, the pimple is still there as if i never apply anything on it. Another downside is that it comes off easily when you sleep, means if you use it overnight it might be not effective because it wears off easily when your face is touching the pillow/blanket or whatsoever. It stings your pimple when you apply the clay on it. It comes with a whitening balm, and i don't think it does good job in diminishing the redness and scar. texture: Powder soaks in a water-like solution, require cotton bud to draw out the powder and dab on the pimples. It is clay like texture, leave visible grey mask on the skin, and therefore it is only suitable to use when you are not going out. The balm is hard to be 'dabbed' out from the container because it is not watery (it is a balm) and kinda hard to apply on the skin too. scent: strong medical scent (powder) balm (no scent) Worthiness: No
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - Hada Labo TAMAGOHADA Daily Foaming Wash
Takumi 4/10/2012 11:17:00 PM
Performance: This is definitely an excellent product which is gentle enough for everyday use, yet effectively doing the exfoliation job. My face feel soft (no taut or 'film' feeling) and immediately brightened a lot after 2nd usage. No fragrance, mineral oil, colourant and alcohol which is a big plus. My skin is not dry and sensitive although it has the exfoliation properties (AHA and BHA) Texture: Rich foam wash, wash away easily with water Scent: No scent, which is good Packaging: no problem with the packaging, cute colour design Worthiness: Definitely worth every penny! Very cheap compare with many other brand with the same effect. I use laneige multi cleanser but it is not as good as this one with the price almost triple than this one. Laneige left "soap" feeling which i don't really like, and did not clean my face as well as Hada labo.
Performance: Very soothing and comfortable. Skin feels fresh and cool, like been drinking a lot of water. After usage (with the cream gel from same range), skin feel so dewy and soft. Moisturising effect is very impressive. Skin feel nice and relaxed. Good for climate weather. Texture: Very unique I must say. It is transparent gel like (looks like aloe vera) and when it touch your skin, it become fluid (almost like cool water). I use it with cotton pad. Scent: Rose scent, very pleasant. Packaging: Love it! Cute pink transparent bottle comes with pump. Worthiness: I think it worth it because i can't find any product with the brilliant effect, texture and packaging like this. The packaging itself is a plus!
Performance: Best work with the toner from the same range (I'm using aqua gel for oily skin). My skin feel so 'cool' and fresh and it is very nice for climate weather. It calm down my skin and skin feel so dewy after using both of the aqua gel toner and cream-gel. Texture: Jelly like gel texture in pink colour. Leave sticky film on skin but will fade after a little while. Scent: Rose like scent, very soothing and relaxing but a little overwhelm. Packaging: Pretty pink tube but not very hygienic. Worthiness: If you are looking for something that makes your skin feels great, this is the one. Skin feel so soft and healthy. I feel like my skin has been drinking a lot of water. Recommend for climate weather and best use with the aqua gel toner from the same range.
Treatments (Eye) -Good Skin - Eyliplex-2 Eye Lift + Circle Reducer
Takumi 4/9/2012 7:58:00 PM
Performance: Nothing impressive..i could say it does nothing much of reducing eye circle or lifting like what it claims..only god in moisturising. Texture: Day cream is kind of gel like and sticky, but disappear after sometimes; Night cream is more creamy, absorb faster than day cream. Both is easy to glide on Scent: Not overwhelming, light herbal scented Packaging: Not very hygienic (need to dab finger into the content) Worthiness: No worth it. Very pricey for a moisturising eye cream. Cost me about USD 55-60.
My first fragrance. I love the sweet and lovely flower smell..not too strong to make me sneeze. However the smell is not long lasting, and the bottle is big to carry around. The packaging is lousy because the spray head can be pulled out easily and it cause leakage inside my bag. I don like the spray head design because the cap is metal and so with the head and when i open it every time i can feel the metal scratching each other which i don like. Personally i think the bottle design is not that cute/pretty/elegance comparing to many others brand.
Claims: This is latest product from Laneige in Whitening range, has the properties of papain enzymes to exfoliate dead skin cells and marine fiber adhesive to heavy metal and oxidised sebum with whitening properties. Performance: My skin is heavily clogged with oxidised sebum and i have a serious breakouts last time made my skin full of dark spots. It would be good for me if it really work to exfoliate and purify my damaged skin. After usage my skin is slightly brightened and skin feels soft. The purifying effect is moderate because my acne problem is still there. I guess it may need to be used a several time to totally remove the clogged craps in pores. Texture: The texture is clay like, non watery at all, and glide smoothly. It is not tightening like normal clay mask which i dont really like because i skin will feel dry and damaged. I saw from a blog review saying it needed to be massage for 30 second and leave for 15-20 mins. After that massage again with water to melt the mask. Scent: Lightly scented Packaging: It comes in 8 small plastic jar with 10 g. It cannot be resealed. One jar can be used up to 3-4 times. Comes with spatula. Worthiness: The price is about USD 40 which is quite reasonable providing it can be used 24-32 times. Since the effect is moderate I can't really recommend the mask. The thing I like about it is the texture and scent.
Performance: Used as make up mist and found it quite refreshing. After using oil blotting paper to remove excess oil on make up face, i will use this water to moist up the skin. Skin immediately feel the sensation of coolness and rehydrated. Texture: Very fine mist that covers most of the skin easily Scent: (in lavender) not overwhelming Worthiness: It is just a marine water with some paraben and fragrance. However, it is quite amazing that it make skin feel cool in hot weather. I wonder if normal tap water did that too? Will repurchase because I like how it feels on my skin. But in the meanwhile i will like to try other brand (this is my 1st time using mist)
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Algologie moisturising tender cream
Takumi 3/23/2012 10:15:00 AM
Performance: Simple but very moisturising with no oiliness like most cream has and stickiness like most gel cream has. It is a indeed very nice product that just right for the skin. No paraben, mineral oil, fragrance which is good for skin in a long term; skin feels soft and comfortable (no oiliness/stickiness). Good for climate weather too. texture: Light cream that spread easily on skin Scent: no scent but i can smell light scent on it Worthiness: Worth it due to the excellent effect and sensation. Cost about USD 60-70. Only available on beauty saloon which make it hard to purchase.
Toners -Unlisted Brand - Aqualabel White AC Lotion
Takumi 3/23/2012 10:05:00 AM
This is not an impressive product because my skin is not cleared after few month usage. But upon the very first few times usage, i like the effect where my face is less oily and under control. I use the whole range from it. It is just a normal skincare with no/little effect.
I can't feel any changes to my skin, my pore is still huge, my blemishes is not cleared..it does nothing at all! Maybe it should be used with the same line product, but it has fail me and i will not buy it again.
Performance: I have very uneven skin tones and texture. This foundation covers up all the blemishes fairly good. It even out my skin tone and match my skin colours lovely. Aqua based makes it good for my acne prone skin which i do not worry much about it. However, I need to retouch my make up at least 1 time throughout the day. I believe if the weather is cold it might stays whole day long. Not drying for combination skin too Texture: Pudding like. Gel like foundation that spread easily on face. It may quite heavy at first but will slowly match the skin tone after some time. Scent: weird oriental herbal scent (a bit like ginger) , not too overwhelming but not too pleasant to sniff at lol Packaging: In jar tube comes with spatula. Don't like the cap materials because it gets dirty easily with fingerprints. Worthiness: It is quite worthy because it does not break me out, the coverage is good, stay on quite a long time and match skin tone perfectly (natural tan 03). Cost me about USD 30.
This shampoo is quite nice because of the cleaning effects it has. My scalp will not get oily easily throughout the day (in climate condition). I love the smell of tea tree and the cleaning effect, but i cant see any improvement on my hair ( it should be conditioner's job lol). I use with Kiehls amino conditioner. The cons would be it is too expensive and i would not buy again because of the value. But my mum found that this shampoo (work together with the amino conditioner) made her thin and limp hair becoming 'bouncier' (her hair always 'stick to the scalp and she hates it)..well it up to people.
This product is not worth for the value..it costs about 30-40 USD for 500ml. For the first use i'm quite satisfy with the outcome but after few month of usage my hair is quite frizzy and weightless (lifeless). I can't see any shine on my hair and i feel that it doesn't moisturise my hair enough. I think that the coconut and wheat protein stuff will stick to my face making my pore clogged (which i have a very acne probe skin) because ever since i use this stuff my face will breakout easily. Now i use cheaper Dove nourishing oil care conditioner which is much better than this one.