Category Archives: Whitening

[Review] Vichy Bi-white Med Deep Corrective Whitening Lotion

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got this in one of the Bellabox and was happy cos i love to try whitening products and toner is one of the fastest running out items in my beauty stash.

 

Vichy’s Bi-WHITE MED Deep Corrective Whitening Lotion was specifically tested on sensitive Asian skin, which means that it’s formulated for you. Including the amazing Vichy spring water as a base ingredient, this moisturizing lotion is fast penetrating without ever leaving a sticky after-effect. Amazingly, it targets pigmentation at its source by using DRM-WHITE technology, which controls the biological signal that creates excess melanin and darkness in skin tone deep at its root. The result: clean, bright, light skin is revealed with remarkable softness. Hypoallergenic and paraben-free.

 

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PARABEN FREE 🙂

it as a clinical medical smell. not sure if you understand like antiseptic? but its very slight so im fine, i would prefer products with 0 frangrance.

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colourless thin liquid and i usually pour it on a cotton pad first then wipe on my face

it doesnt contain alcohol so it doesnt have the cooling feeling on my skin.
i noticed in Singapore humid weather it does take longer to absorb and i have to pat into the skin. even then my skin is still super moist.

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i feel its pretty good and i use it about 1 a day and i feel my skin is refreshed and fairness maintained.
it doesnt sting my pimples and cuts which is awesome too.
skin does feel bright and light 🙂

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[Review] Rachel K See the Difference Toner/Lotion

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Toner is one of the fastest thing that runs out in the house cos i share them with my family so i get to try alot!

I am always curious about Rachel K skin care, and slight skeptical.

but i read so much about it i must try!
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good that it has whitening properties and contains alot of other things i dont know about but sounds good.

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this gets my thumbs up for
1) no parabens
2) not alot of ingredients

i prefer to put toner on a cotton pad rather then directly on my palm and face.
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what i dont like about this cap.
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i think rachel should not have selected this bottle to contain her toner. the toner consistency is like water, maybe thicker like juice?
but each time i press to dispense, it squirts out really fast at high speed.
if not for the cotton pad, i think its actually too forceful and pain?
this type of cap is more suitable for gel or cream type.

anyway.. to the real review.
this def has some apple fragrance, and its rather strong in my opinion, but i can live with it.
it kinda stings my pimples slightly when there is some open wound.
it also leaves a sticky afterfeel which doesnt go away.

im not sure abuot whitening but my skin is still in good condition when using this so i really dont mind getting this again. it keeps my skin moist and fair 🙂

Retails at $24.90 at selected Watsons if im not wrong.

My “half-face” Test – MISSHA vs L’OREAL

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although i experiment with alot of skincare products,
i usually dont see the visible results as apparent as others.
i dont know why, but i tell myself it is part of a long term benefit.
like drinking ample water every day…

so i started putting stuff on half my face,
as you might have seen in my Lancome Brightening Essence post

this time, i am try the L’OREAL White Laser Anti-spot brightening essence
to the RIGHT side of my face

on my left side, i use the MISSHA TIME REVOLUTION WHITE CURE REAL EXPERT SERUM (omg i feel out of breath typing it)

After abuot 4 – 6 weeks…

MY LEFT SIDE IS NOTICEABLY AND SIGNIFICANTLY FAIRER AND BRIGHTER THAN MY RIGHT SIDE!

i am surprised at the disparity, and slightly worried as i need to start pampering my right side now.
so now i am putting the MISSHA serum on my right twice a day, the left – once.

BUT i must say that, the l’oreal anti spot essence did lighten the pigmentation on my right cheek, but MISSHA one doesnt lighten the pigmentation on my left.

i cant wait to get my hands on more korean skincare in December in Korea!

[Review] LOVEMORE Red Magic White Power Lifting Mask

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this is a face and neck mask, with 5cm more depth for the entire neck

Ingredients: (contains paraben)

the texture of the mask is really interesting, its like quilted! made of fabric like material, which i love. i prefer fabric to paper

this is how deep the mask can go!!

after 20 min…

not bad! i feel my skin has more clarity and luminous

the diamond powder also made my skin ‘glow’

i pat the rest of the essence in and about 5 min later,

there is no sticky afterfeel.

skin is soft and moisturized.

i cant wait to buy more LOVEMORE masks!

[Review] Sexylook Ultra Whitening Duo Lifting Mask

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i went on a shopping spree on taiwan masks on secretive.sg and got myself a bundle of masks,
this is one of them!


the mask comes with earhooks and an extension for for neck!

Ingredients: yay to no parabens and butelene glycol!! i am def getting more masks from here.

the part for neck actually extends to the bottom part under your chin so not really covering the neck. but it is good enuf! fitted snugly and abit tight due to my wide face

After removing – my face felt super moist and bright!
can feel that there is a certain ‘glow’ right??

This is me the next morning under better lighting. i still feel my skin is moist and fair 🙂

yes i am going to buy more lovemore masks from secretive.sg! you can get the taiwan masks for a cheaper rate and they deliver fast!

[Review] Kose Sekkisei Lotion

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i got the as a birthday present from my girlfriends in July.
this is the 140ml bottle


read and heard alot of this toner which can help make the skin fairer and more luminous.

Ingredients:

like others, i was a lil skeptical that alcohol was one of the main ingredients.
however i am fine with alcohol since my skin is not sensitive and this doesnt dry my skin at all.
in fact in the humid n hot climate like sg, i like the cooling clean sensation of alcohol.
i am more concerned about the ethyl and methyl and propyl parabens. why does this need so much!!


the lotion is as vicous as water but with a slight whitish hue.

i used this twice a day
over time, i feel that my skin does become more translucent but not visibly fairer.
it could be because my skin is very thin according to my facial therapist

What i like:
refreshing feeling
makes my skin translucent

not so like:
stings my skin when there’s a pimple or ‘cut’
smell is too strong
contains parabens

Retail price $58 for 140ml. $82 for 200ml, $121 for 360ml

[Review] LANCOME Blanc Expert Derm-Crystal brightness activating essence

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Received a sample size of this 5ml essence from Bellabox previously.

Latest scientific discovery by Lancome
from skin dermis emanates true natural light.

To recreate from skin deep layers an ideal of a luminous and translucent skin,
Lancome conceives the Dermactyl complex.
Empowered with a new whitening QD active designed to awake a “luminous” dermis, it favors the production of new brighter collagen fibers and the regulation of melanin production in order to free skin of spots and darkness.

look at the extensive ingredients!

as this is ‘essence’, 5ml can bring me a loooong way. i used only 3 drops of this pdt each time, and its been a few weeks but im still not done!

how i wish skincare are sold in smaller sizes, it is more appealing to consumers like myself whom dont want to commit to big sizes as they can take years or never to finish.

the colourless essence has a slight fragrance.

consistency is thick and vicous.

according to the instructions inside, i am suppose to use the massage techniques to apply this.

so, i have decided to do smthg which i would never have usually. applying only to the right side of my face ONLY until i finish this.

Why? i am tired from not seeing visible results in all these pdts, maybe there is improvements but it will be really noticable if it works only on 1 side right?

i have been using for about 3 weeks, day and night, sometimes i skip day or night but at least once a day.

here’s a photo today after applying this on right side again.

i do see that it reflects more light due to the liquid essence, but generally i dont find that side of my face more transparent or luminous that the other.

do i have to wait longer? i am starting to think it doesnt work for me. maybe my skin is already very clear (LOL)??

Retail Price: S$ 175.00 (30ml)