Cleansers -Clinique - Liquid Facial Soap - Oily skin
nicotine 5/27/2012 9:56:00 AM
I have normal to T-zone oily skin combination. I bought this product because I was enticed by the frosty packaging and the clear liquid simply looked "delicious" to me, so I just gotta buy to try. In addition, my colleague recommended to me as one of her must-buy skincare cleanser. To add to the temptation, there was a cosmetic and skincare sales and the product was selling at SGD25. for 200mL full size bottle. However, I did not find the product cleansed well for me. I always double-cleansing with a make-up oil remover first, followed by a cleanser. I find the cleansing power is mild to my liking despite it stated is for oily skin formula. I used to the half-bottle (approx 2months of everyday usage) as I thought to give it another chance but then pimples began to surface and my pores began clogged. I learnt the hard way - sometimes wastage is inevitable rather than making the situation worse! I just have to dump it even though I thought of using it as bathing solution but I worried my body pores might get clogged. I thought of using it to wash the toilet but it left a film which is quite slippery and pose a safety risk. So it best to be dumped.
Crème -The Body Shop - Extra Virgin Minerals Cream Compact Foundation
nicotine 1/23/2012 4:45:00 AM
According to one website, it says "This cream-to-powder mineral foundation contains pure minerals and cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil for an immaculate, matte finish. It has an ultra-blendable formula and contains a custom brush for flawless application. Medium to full coverage. Smooth, matte finish. Integrated cruelty-free brush. Contains SPF 15. Fragrance & Paraben-free Key Ingredients: Kaolin clay, Mediterranean clay, Mica and Community Fair Trade organic olive oil" I went for The Body Shop (TBS) makeover session which cost me S$40 but redeemable for any of their cosmetic products within a week. So I redeemed this cream compact foundation which costs S$39.90 and the makeup artiste tried this on me and I felt not bad then. I use this cream compact foundation after my sunscreen application everyday. The cream texture feels oily and almost like that of a liquid foundation. The brush which comes with the product is to be used to brush the foundation onto the face. However, after using for 1months+, the brush hair begins to fall apart and a few strands will stick on the compact and on my face when applied. ! I tried to use sponge but the coverage will be too oily to my liking on my face. I have to use loose powder to neutralize the sticky feel to lower the oiliness. The coverage is OK i.e it covers face discoloration well but not the pigmentation or pimples. Overall experience with this compact foundation is poor.
I bought this from Japan and found this product not too bad. The texture is rather liquid and foams easily. It cleanses the skin well without drying my skin after wash. However, I felt a little residual on my skin when skin is towel-dry. Thus I think it is still does not make into my list of "must-buy" yet.
This cleansing oil is great - it cleanse well and rinse off easily without leaving any residue. It has a scent (I personally feel it smells like Hazaline Snow brand moisturizer to me) but not overwhelming to cause irritation to sensitive noses. The price however is a big turn-off.
This product caused my cheek areas to itch badly that I had to immediately re-wash with another cleanser. A few more points which I do not like this product: - It is not cheap with the size - It expires fast - It needs the sponge to foam - cumbersome step in this fast pace society. I want something which cleanse fast so I can save more time for other things such as sleeping. :p
The tea tree oil concentration is not strong enough for me to dry pimple up or heal my burst pimple. Plus, it comes in such small amount and thus making the product expensive. It is not easy to uncap too and thus I prefer to use tea tree plantation brand instead.
Treatments -The Body Shop - Vitamin C Supercharged Face Serum
nicotine 9/4/2011 10:31:00 AM
It does not absorb well into my skin and causes my skin to clog upon consecutive use of 3 days or so. I realize it contains silicone ingredients and thus have since stopped using on my face but on my legs instead. It did nothing much - no glow or radiance on my face during that few days of constant use in daytime.
After formulation change, it did not work well on me anymore. It leaves a residual feel on my skin despite much rinsing. I have since dumped into the bin after using twice after opening.
The texture is quite liquid and does not feel sticky on my face after application. It has a nice perfumery scent and can be quite strong (in my opinion) for sensitive nose peeps. It is easy to apply on and does not leave a whitish cast on the face. It blends well with BB cream as well. It is easily washed off too. If not for the price, I would make it as my staple sunscreen.
I really like TISS. It comes in green (with Pomelo scent) or yellow (never try before) packaging. My mascara was able to cleanse off easily and fast (30s of rubbing or so) and the oil gets rinse off easily without residue feel. The oil texture feels cushioning on skin and the scent is not overwhelming to cause nose irritation. I have used consecutively 2-3 bottles now and no clogged pores is seen - I give one-third credit to this oil. With the cheap price, I really think it worth the penny spent but the down side is, my country does not sell this. Thus I have supply problem, sadly.
This is rather a good toner and it contains similar ingredient as the treatment essence but with only 1/3 of the essence price. It is not hard to decide to see/use this clear lotion as essence replacement instead. It does not break me out and I do feel it helps heal my squeezed pimple fast. It is my staple toner now.
It is a cream texture and even a little amount is enough to give my skin the stickiness feeling. Took quite sometime (about 1min) to absorb to my skin. I have used this to moisturize my leg instead. I will not use this as my facial moisturizer after using for second time.
I like the gel texture and it does not leave any stickiness after application. I could not find this product in my country anymore and thus no longer be using this product anymore.
It does nothing to my skin and felt like using plain water on my face. No scent though. I will not consider again.
Before it underwent a formulation change to become paraben free, it was my staple cleanser - it cleanses well, doesn't dry my skin, foam easily and rinse off easily; it does not leave anything on my skin and whenever I had a pimple, it dries the pimple fast. However, after the formulation changes, somehow I felt it does not perform better such that my skin quite prone to pimple despite daily use of cleansing with it. Thus, I am on the search for a cleanser replacement soon.