I went out and bought a tub of this after reading the positive reviews here on MUA. I intend to like this, as I've had good experiences with most other Eucerin products (my fave being Hydro-balance cream). But nah, this does nothing for me. Strangely, even with dry skin, this Hyaluron night filler does not seem to absorb well. It kinda left a sticky layer of something on my face, which felt rather uncomfortable. I sleep in air-conditioned room but face is still a little sticky in the middle of the night. The fact that it did not absorb well was a serious turn off for me. That aside, face does look plumper in the morning, but nothing else. Can't say it hydrates or moisturises well too. Not sure what to do with it now. Might give it to my mother only that she's likely to waste it as she's barely religious or hardworking when it comes to skincare. If anyone of you knows of any tricks or methods to apply this cream so it gets properly absorbed, please let me know. Happy to take a 2nd chance. Meanwhile I will go back to Eucerin Hydro-balance.
I am still very perplexed by Gel de La Mer. For a starter, it used to work, especially during winter. But it seem to stop performing magic now that I am back in the tropics. I am no longer receiving the same level of hydration and moisturising effect as I used to when I first started on this product. And it has started to cause peeling and flakiness when I alternate it with SK-II aqua physics. I just don't understand. This is a ridiculously expensive moisturising gel. I got it as a gift last Christmas. Somehow I am elated that I didn't have to fork out that sorta money. I don't know what to do with the balance. I might keep it for later use in colder weather. Its definitely not a keeper. If you are waiting to convert, think thrice before joining the La Mer cult. Its certainly flashy and fashionable but it does seem La Mer doesn't work for everyone.
I think SK-II aqua physics is a rip off. I have tried 3 other types of SK-II moisturisers previously and they were ok, nothing fantastic but ok. Signs treatment totality has my vote but thats a separate review altogether. SK-II aqua physics didn't work for me, and I still wondering why not. At a basic level, its supposed to be a moisturiser. But instead of clear supple skin, I started to flake and peel, and my pore were clogged and became visible. I do want to like this product but I paid $99 (retail price in SG) only to get more problems and ended up spending more money buying new moisturiser(s) and getting aesthetic treatment. Somehow aqua physics just didn't warrant my vote, liking or support. I would advise you to consider another brand. And if you must absolutely buy SK-II, try another range of moisturiser perhaps.
Moisturizers -Eucerin - Hydro-balance Moisturizing cream [DISCONTINUED]
i_luv_cheesecake 9/5/2008 12:08:00 PM
I'd just bought my 2nd tub of Eucerin hydro-balance moisturising cream. Something about new SK-II aqua physics and Gel de La Mer weren't right. Instead of getting supple hydrated skin, my face turned all flaky and started peeling. I was shocked and had to find a rich moisturiser fast. Did a thorough 'research' and found Eucerin much favoured by women with sensitive skin. Its a drug store brand so was easy to find. Skeptical at first but after a week, I was hooked and skin got better and better. When I went for a facial, I was told there are no signs of dehydration so you can imagine how pleased I am with my new discovery - Eucerin hydro-balance. Texture is gel like, not as rich as the word 'cream' might denote. I have dry skin but this works fine for me. Had no problem with packaging but as with hygiene and travelling conscious consumers, would have liked a pump bottle instead. Its really a great product, and not expensive at all. Don't hesitate any further, if you are looking for a reliable moisturiser that won't break your piggy bank, Eucerin hydro-balance has got to be it.
I tried 2 tubs of sample on this product and cant get enough of it. I think I might have found my HG moisturiser once again. Been using many different brands but nothing that balances the dry cheek and oily T-zone but SK-II advanced signs treatment works. I was pretty baffled at first thinking maybe it will wear out after a week or so but my skin has never been clearer for a long time. The texture is creamy, milky and light. Skin feels comfortable upon application and the best bit is, it doesnt cling on to the skin like some rich moisturiser does. Only grub is the packaging but I think a tube wouldnt look as classy as a chic red tub with silver lid. Now I am going to finish my last 12g sample and buy the full 80g tub - very expensive but if it works who am I to complain?
I love love love this scrub and most people around me notice it, which makes the money well worth it. If I'd used this scrub on any week before I visit my beautician at Leonard Drake (they use Dermalogica), she can tell the difference and would comment on the glowing complexion - she actually told me that my skin is getting smooth and looks brighter. She even wondered if she should get a tube herself as well. Dont have much to complain about this scrub other than the price but I suppose for the quality and result it delivers its still quite acceptable for those who can afford it. Strange that other MUA'ers comment on red, swollen or itchy skin. I have dry sensitive skin but dont have a problem using this scrub. Goes pretty well on my face and looks sparkling clean and bright thereafter.
Liquid -Biotherm - Sense Hydra-radiance foundation SPF15
i_luv_cheesecake 9/14/2006 4:21:00 AM
Always been apprehensive about Biotherm and trying out new foundation (too used to my old favourites) but this caught my eye at the shopping mall as it came in a little pump bottle and claims to hydrate and radiate (isn't that so cool 2-in-1). Tried a sample and its unbelievably comfortable to wear and it last the entire day without touching up or blotching. I have sensitive dry skin and this goes on neatly without a sign of dryness or flakiness. Going to buy a full size bottle and shade 216 is really great coverage without looking too much on. Update :- I hate to say this girls, after purchasing a full size, this foundation doesnt wear well after a while, and still accentuates the flakiness. Feel like I was deluded with the initial sample. Cost more than Za and L'oreal and lets just say Forget It.
Maybe L'oreal doesn't do good foundation and powder. This loose powder is not as great as it claims in reviews nor is it the most fantastic / value for money powder.
Coverage is very minimal and tone too yellow based. Despite the range of colours, I personally find it very hard to find a suitable colour. Chose light beige but unlike most loose powder and to my complete dismay, it makes me look sullen and yellowish!
Moreover this isn't exactly a cheap drugstore brand. $25.90 from Watsons. Packaging is ok but the powder puff is silly as I had to dig my fingers in to get the puff out. Would not repurchase or consider anything from this particular L'oreal range.
Toners -The Body Shop - Aloe vera gentle freshener
i_luv_cheesecake 5/15/2006 6:25:00 AM
Funny packaging but delivers the right amount of hydration and refreshment to the skin. Smells subtle but not overwhelming. I skipped moisturiser a few times after this and didnt wake up with dry skin. I think this would give Clinique clarifying lotion a run for its money. Though I will not repurchase I still think its a good product.
Masks -The Body Shop - Vitamin E Sink-In Moisture Mask
i_luv_cheesecake 5/15/2006 6:21:00 AM
My verdict - This is crap! It grease up and doesnt hydrate or moisturise as it claims to, and it leaves a disgusting film on my face after washing. Hate it and toss it out after the second try.
I bought this during a sale and after reading all that it does for sensitive / dry skin. To my surprise this actually works though it makes my eyes a little watery when the mask is on.
It scrubs up fine, and leaves a clean complexion after removal. Hydrating property is moderately high so I will keep using it. Problem as with most Body Shop products - why do they use tubs instead of tubes?
I have had this for a long time but been applying it wrongly. Now that I apply it directly onto the spot / zit, it actually really works! It takes only 1 or 2 days to heal and I dont end up with a blemished chin during PMS and post-period. Only wish I had discovered this sooner and didnt waste all that money on ineffective blemish crap. Only complaint is the bottle design, not as user friendly as it should be.
Yes, I agree. This gloss is sticky and can be a little drying too. Nice scent nice flavour nice tube though. Pity the application and feel overall. Maybe good for teenagers who are budget conscious on second thoughts.
Masks -Fancl - Vegetable Moist Pack (Yougart Mask)
i_luv_cheesecake 7/23/2005 11:08:00 PM
I bought the vegetable moist pack with the yoghurt base as there was this double stamp promotion. After 2 applications, I must say this is such a fantastic product and why didnt I even notice it before?
The ingredients in the vegetable moist pack are good for your skin (aloe + kiwi) and extremely soothing. I usually mix it with the yoghurt base to see better results. Skin feels so soft and smooth thereafter. But maybe you like to try it with a friend or family member as the mixture turns out to be quite a lot and unless you layer it so thickly, its impossible to finish it alone. Did I mention that its a very convenient mask to use because you wash and go after 3-5 minutes? You cannot hate this mask I tell you.
This is one disappointing Fancl product that does not deliver what it claims. Oh what a dismay! It works similarly to Lancome hydra-intense mask, which means it turns gooey and makes it really hard to clean off, even with wet tissue. The effect is hardly noticeable and I wouldnt even say my skin has been hydrated at all. Short shelf life (45 days) means I dont get value for money for such a small tube. In summary, nothing to get excited or even rave about. I suggest you invest in the yoghurt mask pack instead.