Treatments -Korres - Royal Jelly & Grape Seed Antioxidant Skin Defense Caps
otium2 2/27/2008 1:04:00 AM
This product works wonders. My skin is oily and dehydrated - so its difficult to find products that can deal with both conditions. I was worried it might break me out as you literally open a capsule of oil and put it on your face but not only did it not break me out - it soothed any red spots I have overnight and I wake up with radiant and soft skin. The skin tone is even and bright! Love it! And would definitely repurchase though it's expensive to ship the products to where I am.
I use this as a cleanser morning and night. It's not too harsh and a leetle powder foams up luxuriously. It cleans very well and since I've started using it, I've not had major breakouts. I use this after my Fancl Mild Cleansing Oil and the two works perfectly in tandem to keep my face clean and clear. Not sure about its exfoliating qualities though. I use a separate scrub (Lancome Exfoliance Clarte) for exfoliation.
Loose Powders -Guerlain - Les Voilettes Loose Powder
otium2 7/10/2007 3:35:00 AM
I bought mine off StrawberryNet and got the purple coloured loose powder hoping it will add radiance to my skin. Nope. It has no effect whatsoever. No radiance, no glow, no look-like-i-have-good-skin no nothing. =( was supremely disappointed.
I think it's a bit harsh on the skin and my face can look a bit ruddy after use. Notice white little bumps sometimes after use. Ok to use once in a long while.
I have zilch commitment when it comes to products coz I always believe there is something better out there (also coz I'm totally addicted to trying new stuff). Niwae, this is one product that I have re-purchased three times and that should speak volumes about it. It removes all traces of make-up without leaving a greasy film after that. It does not break me out. The "cushioning effect" when massaged on the skin feels pampering . The pump is real neat. I have the habit of washing my hands with anti-bacterial soap before I wash my face and this leaves slightly damp hands. Other oil make-up remover (e.g. dermalogica) emulsifies coz of my damp hands but MCO doesn't!
This gel is really good. Works as a great make-up base and it absorbs quickly with no greasy feeling after that. Sometimes my face feels kinda tight in the morning (after a night of sleeping in an air-conditioned room) and this helps to hydrate my skin. Helps control shine as well. No break-outs after use. =) UPDATE: I find that it's not mositurising enough to get nme thru a whole day of air-conditioned office.
This product is great. I like a dewy, natural look so I mix this foundation with my Olay Daily Renewal Cream for the perfect finish. But if it's a spotty day, this doesn't do much in terms of coverage - you'll need concealer and another layer of this. This doesn't do much for oil control either but nothing that a couple of blotting paper can't handle. If you have relatively clear skin, this is the ultimate glow-enhancer. UPDATE: it clogs my pores.