Great moisturizing effect on the lips, very refreshing feeling
Cleansers -Philosophy - Purity Made Simple (Real Purity Cleanser)
kemingj 12/28/2010 12:27:00 AM
Love the smell of this cleanser. Very gentle and soothing yet effective cleansing effect on the skin. Will be good if it comes with a dispensing pump.
Pros: Very good coverage, non-oily, long staying power; Cons: makes my skin feel dry and flaky after prolonged use, difficult to dispense from bottle, no pumps.
Pros: Good coverage and staying power. Cons: skin feels oily after a few hrs, difficult to dispense from bottle, a pump is preferred.
This product wears off easily, no staying power, makes my skin feels oily after a while.
Great product, long lasting effect, gives skin clean and matt feeling for long hours. Very natural color tones.
Very suitable for my skin type, non-oily, non-greasy feeling, great sun protection efficacy.
Toners -Unlisted Brand - Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid
kemingj 12/27/2010 7:57:00 AM
Like the product messaging on no coloring, no fragrance and no alcohols which can be harsh and skin irritants for some people. Initially, I found the product a little sticky, and does not absorb quickly enough after application. However, after a week of application, my skin seems more adjusted to this product, I do not have this sticky feeling anymore and the product gets absorbed more easily, skin feels more moisturized for the whole day.
Liquid -Rimmel - Lasting Finish Enriched w/ Minerals
kemingj 12/27/2010 7:51:00 AM
Chose Ivory tone which is my usual foundation color tone, but the actual effect of this product applied on to my face is still too dark for my skin tone. Turns oily after a while, and the foundation seems to run off after 4-5 hrs rather than the long lasting claim of 16 hrs.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
kemingj 12/27/2010 7:46:00 AM
More pricey than the classic Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing lotion/gel. However, I can experience more intense moisturizing effects with this product, smells better too. Will be better if it is dispensed from a pump.
Completely mismatched skin tone in day-light condition although the sales lady claimed the color is right for me. Nice smell and beautiful box, that's about it. However, it is difficult to carry around or for travel purposes since the box cannot be sealed.
Conditioner -The Body Shop - Rainforest Moisture Conditioner
kemingj 12/22/2010 9:27:00 AM
Very good conditioner for my hair type. I like the messaging on the use of organic ingredients such as praxical oil for moisturizing and conditioning effect rather than silicones which can be weighty and irritating to the scalp. My hair feels silky smooth, soft, and 'volumized' after use.
Pros: no harsh ingredients, skin feels calm, supple and moisturized after immediate application. Cons: moisturizing effect does not last long, no other active ingredients for treatment purposes for the price-tag paid, e.g. some anti-oxidants, extra hydrating agent will be good.
Quite disappointing, mascara texture is rather hard and difficult to apply on to eyelashes, smudges easily after a while in the sun, no significant curling and lengthening effects. Only positive point is that the wand is well designed.
Pros: Easy to apply and wash off, nice aroma from botanical ingredients, skin feels calmed and smooth after the treatment. Cons: Tube could squirt out extra clay mask content than intended usage, need to be extra careful, skin still feels tight and a little on the dry side after use (not well hydrated), a little on the pricey side.