a good product for people with oily complexion. it keeps the face matte and bright. may be used on its own or as a makeup base. i typically use this under a bb cream to provide maximal sun protection and to keep my makeup fresh. it is not too expensive so it is pretty affordable.
yesssss. i would buy this again! it visibly and miraculously lightens acne scars just after one use. combine this with facial clear lotion and facial treatment essence, you'll be hooked. it also softens my laughing lines. worth the price!
it is very thick and able spread well over a large area so you need not use too much at any one time. i do not think it is necessary to get such an expensive cleansing oil because it has to be washed off and doesnt benefit the skin at all.
if wallet allows, use this together with facial clear lotion and facial treatment essence for best results. this cleanser cleanses thoroughly, leaving my face soft, smooth and fairer.
Toners -Unlisted Brand - Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid
jeanjeantata 9/25/2012 9:51:00 PM
lotion is not in full liquid form. it comes in semi-liquid-gel texture so it takes a while to be absorbed into the skin. a great product to be used together with hitachi hada crie (ionic hand held massaging/cleansing system). i developed itchy red bumps from its arbutin line and the hydrating line works well for me so far. i woke up with supple and well-moisturized skin (make sure to use a good moisturizer and serum as well).
Primer/ Corrector -Chanel - Blanc Essential - Whitening Modeling Effect Base
jeanjeantata 9/21/2012 9:35:00 AM
a great makeup base but not so ideal for oily skin as it doesnt mattify the skin. it is easy to spread out, lightweight and brightens up the face. however, i wouldnt get it again. for the price and effect, i would rather get a korean bb cream which has so much more benefits and at the same time, much cheaper.
i bought this over gmarket at $16.80, sent over from korea. if you were to get in Singapore, it is between $36.80-$39.90. this bb cream is lightweight and good in coverage. it brightens up my face instantly and keeps my face matte. plus, the bottle is so prettyyy!
Toners -Unlisted Brand - Hada Labo Arbutin Whitening Lotion
jeanjeantata 8/20/2012 11:08:00 PM
i bought this on a recent trip to kuala lumpur because it is much cheaper over there. it retails for RM39 (sgd$15.60) while singapore sells it for sgd$22.90. though the instruction is to lightly pat the lotion into your skin, i do not think i am able to cover all parts of my face without missing out a single spot. i use, instead, a cotton pad and sweep it from inside out. i guess the lotion is fine on its own but i do not see much effects. i only see the maximum effects when i use this lotion together with hada labo arbutin mask. my acne scar lightens just after one use. (updated: after several days, my skin developed itchy red bumps and it wont go, just like other users have mentioned. i have switched to the hydrating line and it is working its magic on my skin.)
Cleansers -Avene - Cleanance soapless gel cleanser for oily skin
jeanjeantata 7/16/2012 5:30:00 AM
this significantly reduces my pimples but i do not think it does a good job in cleansing. not a good cleanser esp when i wake up in the morning with my face really oily, i have to wash twice in order to make sure my face is clean. it is a really gentle soap, nonetheless.
this spray is very calming and actually reduces my pimples. its price is relatively cheaper compared to la roche posay, avene and uriage.
Skincare - Face -La Roche Posay - Thermal Spring Water
jeanjeantata 7/16/2012 5:22:00 AM
i use this regularly and it controls the sebum production. this is rich in selenium which is supposed to be a powerful anti-oxidant. usually, i use this after a shower and i spray it across my face and the neck.
Toners -La Roche Posay - Effaclar Toner Astringent Lotion
jeanjeantata 7/16/2012 5:18:00 AM
it does keep my skin matte but other than that, nothing more.
Moisturizers -La Roche Posay - Effaclar H Compensating Sothing Moisturizer
jeanjeantata 7/16/2012 5:17:00 AM
this is an average product for me. it did not improve anything on my skin nor did it make it worse.
Highlighters -Givenchy - Doctor White Light & Glow White Prismissime
jeanjeantata 7/16/2012 4:42:00 AM
i love this product for its purpose and smell. i would use this as a highlighter and gently brush it across my t-zone to bring out my features. on some days when i find that eyeshadows are too heavy for me, i would use one of the small cube as an eyeshadow instead. natural and not too heavy.
Eye Shadow -Kanebo - Coffret D'or 3D Lighting Eyes - eyeshadow quad
jeanjeantata 7/13/2012 2:35:00 AM
this is the answer to glittery eye makeup! the glitters shine well and particles are fine and smooth. it provides 2 types of brush with 4 different types of applications and this is really thoughtful of kanebo. highly recommended!