Tuesday, January 5, 2010

My Beauty Diary: Apple Polyphenol, Black Cherry Chocolate, Bulgarian White Rose, Sake Yeast, Yogurt

The flavours that I’m reviewing in this entry is much preferable than the ones that I reviewed here. Most of them do not leave a sticky residue and the leftover essence absorbs into my skin pretty quickly.

Apple Polyphenol (skin with enlarged pores)

The light soothing apple scent is very pleasant. It brightens really well BUT it did not tighten my pores, not even temporarily.

The full ingredient list for Apple Polyphenol:
Purified Water, Propylene Glycol, 1,3-Butylene Glycol, Water Cress Extract, Glycerine, Apple Extract, Algae Extract, Nanospheres, Aloe Extract, Albumin, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Extract, Bladder Wrack, Gentian Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Arnica Extract, Bio-Active Silanols, Lemon Extract, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Butyl Paraben, Methyl Paraben, Ethyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, Tween 20, Lactamide, Fragrance.

Black Cherry Chocolate (rough and dull skin)

It smells like chocolate milk, the ones that come in a packet. It delivers on its promise to brighten, unfortunately the leftover essence felt sticky on as it didn’t manage to absorb completely into my skin.

Main Ingredients:
Quince extract and arbutin
- gently remove dead skin cells, leaving rough and dull skin delicate and sleek again

Bulgarian White Rose (dull skin lacking radiance)

I adore the rose scent, it is so soothing and relaxing. It does brighten my face which I am sure many you will be pleased about.

The full ingredient list for Bulgarian White Rose:
Purified Water, Vegetal Collagen, 1,3-Butylene Glycol, Glycerine, Algae, Propylene Glycol, Aloe, Licorice, Kiwi, Arnica, Pineapple, Bulgarian Rose Water, Cucumber, Hyaluronic Acid, Nanospheres, Bio-Active Silanols, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Triethanolamine, Tween 20, Methyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, Perfume.

Sake Yeast (extra nutrients and protection)

I do enjoy a cup of sake now and then but I’d prefer not to drown myself in it, the sake scent is disconcertingly strong. Sake Yeast doesn’t leave a sticky residue but it doesn’t have any other redeeming qualities - doesn’t brighten my skin at all or do anything else.

Main Ingredients:
Sake yeast
- accelerates metabolism of stratum corneum; creates fair and flawless skin
Plant collagen
- maintains regenerating and repairing functions of skin

Yogurt (oily skin)

I am mad about the butter cookie scent that this flavour emanates. It brightens and moisturises my face really well!

The full ingredient list for Yogurt:
Purified Water, Propylene Glycol, 1,3-Butylene Glycol, Glycerine, Aloe, Arnica, Vitis Vinifera, Green Tea, Grapefruit, Hyaluronic Acid, Mucopolysaccharides, Yeast Complex, Albumin, Chamomile, Licorice, Nanospheres, Squalane, Watercress, Vitamin E Acetate, Bio-Active Silicones, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Butyl Paraben, Ethyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, Methyl Paraben, Dimethicone, Tween 20, Lactamide, Fragrance.

My verdict:
#1 Yogurt
#2 Bulgarian White Rose
#3 Apple Polyphenol
#4 Black Cherry Chocolate
#5 Sake Yeast

(Source: Main ingredients are from beautydiary.com.tw/en/)


freshelle said...

mixed berry sounds good! but i haven't seen this around in toronto before.

tks for the review!

amynaree said...

mixed berry and strawberry yogurt are def my 2 favorites as well!

Eva said...

thanks for reviewing! i really want to try these ones now

xSplendidStar said...

OMG your local drugstore sell these? Soooooooooooooo lucky! I have to order it online >_< Uh I'll wait a while longer :D


Catherine said...

Ooh, thanks for the reviews! I think I've tried all of these by now and I am kind of sad I didn't buy a box of the Strawberry Yogurt ones with my SaSa order, hahaha. I did love the Strawberry Yogurt scent, but I don't remember recalling anything terribly interesting about the Lavender mask I tried (but of course I only tried ONE, so I'm not even sure I can really tell the effects LOL).

ilyana said...

Thank you so much for your reviews! I was actually going to get the Provence Lavender masks a couple of days back but decided not to in case it won't work for my skin...I think your review just changed my mind lol, I'm going to get a bunch later!

acutelife said...

Ure one of the beauty mask expert now lolz I do think the one that I got will be a useless pile in my drawer. I'm too coward for a shame lolz but I've got a really bad experience with reaction with products that are unsuitable for my skin, I dare not take the chance @.@

With Love, Elle said...

i luv these masks too..but i dont do them often enuf (2 weeks once) how ofteb should i do it?

xoxo elle

heartbreaker said...

eeeeeeeeeeeeeee,but guardian marks up the price so high that i don't wanna buy it anymore =/

but i can't agree with you more that my beauty diary mask is one of the best so far! :)

' * : . b | u 3 . : * ' said...

I like the strawberry yoghurt mask too! Haven't had the chance to try the other masks yet though, am waiting for them to go on sale :)

RicAdeMus said...

The berry and strawberry sound good enough to eat!

ning * star said...

definitely love the mixed berry and yogurt strawberry!!!! i know lowyat.net got... but there are several seller, please rmb compare price before getting thm

Miss K. You said...

Blair, I love how you introduce all these awesome face products.. if only I knew where to try some of them out. I'll have to stick with clay masks for now because my skin is not light enough to be whitened :P have a lovely week!!

Dina (XYYan) said...

great reviews! i don't the smell of Lavender too, it smells weird to me :D

xphoebelinax said...

thanks for the review honey :) i've been wanting these for so long! i might have to grab some from sasa! :D

Zoe said...

I only tried the mixed berry one since Stellar sent it to me, I was deciding to purchase some fro SASA, which ones do u recommend Blair?

*BlingBlingKitty* said...

Yeah,I'm totally agree with you as this is really one of my fav mask of all...strawberry yogurt<3

Foxy Frangipani said...

Whoa now you make me want the Lavender one! I previously skipped this coz I thought just for relaxing.. ;)

Waiting for another round of RM10 off..

Ooooh I'm counting down to my trip hehehe. But work is getting crazy and my boss kacau - leave freeze ok.
(bagi penyet baru tau... hee)

Jen said...

The strawberry one sounds yummy. ^^

I just ordered the Mixed Berry, so I can't wait to try it out! Thanks for your review!

Dee said...

I really need to get my hands on those beauty diary masks! They sound lovely.

Hmm, I'm a little torn with that question, lol. I'd personally go for the eyeshadow since I don't wear much lip products. But in your case, I don't see you do much lippie posts, so maybe go for the Revlon mineral lip glazes?

Toothfairy said...

so funny to see all the flavours, I still have 8 left. I think I've just tried the mixed berry one, not even sure...

I like to see your reviews on this brand, because I can compare with you haha!


Juli said...

Ooooh I wanna try a lot of them!

Tammy said...

I love the scent of lavender! Why mustn't we have more MBD masks over here? :S

AtelierGal said...

Gosh! You're tempting me to get them, but I've got LOADS to finish. What else did you have from this range?

Crystal said...

darn! i wish these things were available here.

FriendzCentury said...

I've lost count of the different flavors I've tried LOL, but I'm liking the Platinum ones...very hydrating and gives me smooth skin.

RicAdeMus said...

Yes to using the existing post--it'll make it appear I've known you longer! LOL