Category Archives: Sunscreen

Toiletries Shopping!

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Spent a bomb at watsons yesterday! i was so shocked when i saw the bill. But i tell myself they are neccessities cos i really have to use these, replenish stock!

TA-DAH!!
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L to R
Biore Aqua rich Watery essence water base SPF50+ $18.90
Cure Natural Aqua Gel $49
Biore UV Aqua Jelly $19
Nature Way Glusasamine Plus $136.30
Biore Marshmallow Facial Foam $12.20

and cos i spend more than $150, there’s a free gift pack!
looks pretty and i didnt know got smthg inside.
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I have been hearing all the raves about this Biore aqua watery base sunblock cos i really want a sunscreen that isnt greasy and leave a whitish sheen.
then i saw another Biore sunscreen with “WHITENING” word and i tested, so im sold. HAHA.
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Now for the CURE aqua gel. IM so mad this product is now $49!!! KNN.
used to cost $40. 25% increase is not acceptable.
although it suppsoe to last 4 months, but i took 2 years. so about $1 a month.
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My favourite foam cleanser!! it rocks!! so thick and foamy.
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As for the Guclosamine, its a birthday present for my mom.

As for the free goodie bag, i realise theres some free samples inside!!
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OK thats all, i hope to do another review of a product soon!
Have a good sunday. 🙂

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[Review] Clarins UV Plus HP Day Screen High Protection SPF40

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I owe you guys this review for very long.. Sorry!

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Ingredients courtesy of mywomenstuff as i threw the box away. This ingredients is for pink tint so mine should not have colourings

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I bought this 30ml sunscreen from Clarins last year after hearing a friend of mine using it and her skin is ultra fair and translucent
I got the neutral shade which is not tinted as i was trying to avoid colourings.

Yes- there are many good raves and reviews about this and Sydney also likes this alot!

Personally for me,
I like the effectiveness of this product and happy with the mineral ingredients. I do believe this “anti pollutants” sunscreen is great for city dwellers and i brought it to beijing, with their infamous air pollution.

However, i find the consistency too greasy for me, like many sunscreens.
Im sure u know what i mean.. Usually sunscreens leave a greasy afterfeel and this is no different
This explains why i skipped applying this for several mths unless im out in e sun. I just apply my BB cream w spf 30 after moisturising.

So i dont get it when ppl rave this leaves a light touch cos it doesnt.

I would prefer it feels like nothing at all.

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Anyway i dont think i’ll get this again and am going to try those water sunscreens!! Hehe

[Review] Rachel K Mineral CC Cream

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After Fen reviewed Rachel K Radiance Illuminator Collagen + Lotus Stem Cell Hydrogel Mask, I became interested in their products. Naturally the first thing I would try is their popular CC cream. Many asians are BB cream lovers and swears by this miracle product. I recall the first generation BB creams are 4-in-1, namely moisturizer, primer, foundation, and sunblock. Now all the new and improved formulations, most BB or CC creams are claiming 10-in-1 benefits. This craze over BB/CC creams never really caught on with me as I was more of a tinted sunblock, concealor, loose powder gal. So when Rachel K was giving out samples via their fb page, I signed up for it.


I believe the sample they sent is the newer formulation/packaging that looks like that.

Additional beneficial ingredients found in CC cream that most BB cream lacks include: (taken from http://www.rachelkcosmetics.com)

White Tea extract, which contains powerful antioxidants (more than green tea because it undergoes less processing and is believed to be more beneficial than any other kind of tea ) that absorb, weaken and neutralize free radicals continuously and also provide protection from increasingly harsh environmental factors such as pollution, dust, and chemicals in the air. It boosts the immunity of skin cells and prevents wrinkling and pigmentation

Green Tea Leaf extract, also rich in antioxidants and boasts anti-inflammatory and natural disinfecting properties

CC Cream however contains Deep Sea Water which gives resilience and moistness to the skin and allows for better skin permeability.

Macadamia Nut Oil, an ideal anti-aging supplement for cosmetics, due to its high content of Palmitoleic Acid, an essential component of human sebum, which is lost with aging

Natural Vitamin E, which protects body tissues from breakdown and signs of photo aging, and aids in reducing the appearance of stretch marks, age spots, while maintaining the skin’s oil balance and reduces trans-epidermal water loss from skin, strengthening the skin’s barrier function.

The presence of Epidermal Growth Factor also stimulates collagen production in skin and speeds up skin regeneration. CC cream also treats and covers uneven skin tones more effectively and after leaving on for a 2-3 minutes, blends with skin tone better than BB Creams that sometimes appear too light on certain skin tones.
Besides being waterproof, Mineral CC cream includes an SPF 35 PA++ rating to ensure protection from damaging UVA and UVB rays while remaining smudge-proof.

A lighter texture than that of BB cream also allows for smoother application with a less oily finish, while remaining extremely nourishing to the skin

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Yes, I was sent a small sachet

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And the back lists the 10 benefits.

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Ok, the whole sachet contains slightly more than this. Definitely only enough for 1-time application. Kinda bumped cos I wanted to try it with and without loose powder.

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In the morning after my usual skincare routine. Skipped my regular sunscreen so this is my bare skin. Notice the under eye redness with a few red spots and some pigmentation.

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After application of the CC cream, skipped loose powder. Skin looks significantly fairer/radiant, and more evened out. My red spots are concealed, except the ginormous one on my forehead. Pigmentation looks less obvious.

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And this is how I look like after 10 hrs (pardon the hair). Throughout the day, I did not blot or touch up with any pressed powder. My nose still got a little shiny, but not too greasy.

Verdict:
Though not a regular user of BB creams, I have tried a number and I have to say that this CC cream is definitely lighter in texture. Application was alright but not fantastic as it was easy to blend into my skin and I had to check if there were streaks left unblended, especially near my hairline and eyebrows. I also didn’t have enough left over to reapply over my red spots, so I can’t comment on its concealing properties. By the time I put on the rest of my makeup, note that I skipped loose powder, I was underwhelmed by this product.

After 10 hours and when I got back to take the last picture, I was pleased that this product had at least stayed true to its claim of staying power. Yes, I still had a bit of shine but overall I think it did better than my usual routine of tinted sunscreen, concealor and loose powder. Hmm, I’m still undecided.

Retails exclusively at Watsons @ SGD35 for 50g / GSS promo 50% off

[Review] Skin Food Aloe Sun BB Cream SPF 20 PA – Shade 1

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today is your lucky day cos im doing a Makeup review.

i have to admit that this is a super overdue post and i wish i had done this earlier.

BB cream needs no introduction im sure. i’m a fan of BB creams cos im lazy and BB creams are multifunctional pdt.

it is my sunblock, make up base, foundation, moisturizer all-in-one – super functional right.

and this pdt is super established in the market so i think many of you have moved on to other BB creams.

An excellent soothing treatment with UV protection (SPF20 PA++), it especially suits people with sensitive skin. This cream leaves skin feeling moisturized while it corrects skin tone for a naturally air-brushed complexion.

here’s a photo of my hand before the BB

alot of veins hor 😦

love the watery consistency of this BB, its not too thick or cakey and blends like a dream

my makeup routine to work is limited to 5 min max and i love how this blends in 30 sec with my fingers, thanks to the watery aloe vera formula.

AFTER:

very natural right?? as if i did not put make up at all.

thats what i really like about this. on days that i look horrid and just need a v natural look cos i dont feel like wearing make up i just apply this thats all. no powder no nothing. and ppl would think that i have good skin without make up lol.
it doesnt create too much shine but a matte look.

naturally my face will secrete oil and for this i will need to blott after about 5-6 hours.

this is my 3rd bottle too! it retails in Singapore for SGD38 but my advice is BUY ONLINE. i bought for SGD18 if im not wrong but i just checked gmarket selling for $14.50 =X

here’s one of the looks i used with this BB cream and loose powder. and good photography 🙂

[Review] Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 50+

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Seeing double? Yup, I have 2 tubes of this awesome and afforable sunblock at any given time. Why? One to put at home and the other at the BF’s of cos! I have to admit I do not always use this for my face but this is my sunblock of choice when it comes to my neck, arms, legs and everywhere except my face. BUT I definitely use this on my face when I’m going to be in the sun for the day.

Some key features of this:

  • Waterproof, sweatproof, resists rub-off
  • Oil free and PABA-free
  • Non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores)
  • Dermatologist tested

A pea sized dollop spreads easily and is enough to cover my neck. For a sunblock or sunscreen with such a high SPF, it doesn’t have the thick, viscous texture one might expect. It feels like a lotion, and has an ultra-light, non-shiny finish thanks to its Dry Touch technology.

Afraid you will smell like those typical sunblock? The light fresh scent is a welcoming change to that perception.

Did you know it’s Made in Korea?

Price: SGD 20.90 for 88ml (SPF 50+) / SGD 16.80 for 88ml (SPF 30+)