Saturday, December 28, 2013

Etude House Princess Etoinette Blooming Perfumed Hands White Peony & Pink Rose

As the first place to show signs of ageing, we should focus on treating and caring for our hands. With a little bit of help from Etude House, you will soon be able to put your best palm forward!

(Source: etude.co.kr/)

Name: Etude House 에뛰드하우스 Princess Etoinette 프린세스 에튀아네뜨 Blooming Perfumed Hands 블루밍 퍼퓸드 핸즈
Price: ₩ 8,000 for 70 ml
Made in: Korea

Blooming Perfumed Hands is the newest - and dare I be bold enough to claim the best (so far) - hand cream to be released by Etude House and it comes in two variations.


Peony notes dominate White Peony 화이트 피오니 which makes it smell remarkably like the Eau de Toilette perfume (also from the Princess Etoinette collection). If this scent is to your liking, you might want to think about acquiring the perfume for it comes in the prettiest flacon.


The full ingredient list for Blooming Perfumed Hands White Peony:
Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glyceryl Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, PEG-100 Stearate, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance.

I am partial towards one (no prizes for guessing correctly haha). And if it is not obvious enough, Pink Rose 핑크 로즈 stole my heart. I can't resist a good rosy scent, and boy, it sure is divine!


The full ingredient list for Blooming Perfumed Hands Pink Rose:
Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glyceryl Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, PEG-100 Stearate, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Red 33 (CI 17200), Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance.

These creams leave hands looking better as well as feeling nourished within seconds. No beside table is complete without one of them adorning it.


Without - With

A quick look at the ingredient lists tells me that they are free from mineral oil and parabens.


These hand creams will suit a medley of fragrance preferences and skin types to ensure that your hands stay protected, no matter the weather.


Disclosure: Pink Bird samples.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Etude House Princess Etoinette Eau De Toilette

I could not stop gaping when I clapped my eyes on the beautiful pieces from the new Etude House Princess Etoinette collection. It is such a feast for the senses. My review marathon kicks off with the product that made center stage - Eau de Toilette!


Name: Etude House 에뛰드하우스 Princess Etoinette 프린세스 에튀아네뜨 Eau de Toilette 오드토일렛
Price: ₩ 25,000 for 30 ml
Made in: Korea

The Fragrance
Apparently my nose is not in an optimum condition. It mislead me into thinking that lychee was one of the notes whenever I puffed away. The scent starts out happy and fun-loving, but turns warm and inviting once the peony note is unleashed.

At a glance:-
◆ Top notes: Pink Pepper, Bergamot, Pear, Raspberry
◆ Heart notes: Peony, Rose, Jasmine, Muguet
◆ Base notes: Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Musk


The Flacon
The bottle has a puffer (adorned with lace) that transported me to the Victorian era for a bit. Do correct me if they were not the rage back then. Haha!



The Collection
Princess Etoinette Eau de Toilette along with the rest of the line up are available at Etude House stores worldwide (13 countries and counting!) and online from etudehouse.com:-
◆ Moon Flower Perfumed Candle ₩ 11,000
◆ All Over Powder ₩ 30,000
◆ Crystal Shine Lips ₩ 13,000
◆ Blooming Perfumed Hands ₩ 8,000
◆ Perfumed Hair Mist ₩ 8,000


The Composition
The full ingredient list for Princess Etoinette Eau de Toilette:-
Alcohol, Fragrance, Water, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate.

Youthful and feminine fragrance lovers, I think you have found your calling! And even if you do not find this scent to be pleasing, there is no denying that the bottle will make the perfect dressing table fodder.


(Source: Promotional images are from etude.co.kr/)

Disclosure: Pink Bird sample.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme Intense Eau De Parfum

The temperature jumps up a notch with the introduction of the new Pour Femme Intense, which continues where the Pour Femme saga left off.


Name: Dolce & Gabbana ドルチェ & ガッパーナ Pour Femme Intense プールファム インテンス Eau de Parfum オードパルファム
Price: RM 345 for 50 ml
Made in: UK

The Fragrance
All you need is one quick sniff and Pour Femme Intense takes you to a garden full of blooming fruits. What begins as a sweet scent tapers off to a sensuous woody dry down.

At a glance:-
◆ Top notes: Neroli, Green Mandarin
◆ Heart notes: Orange Blossom, Tuberose
◆ Base notes: Sandalwood, Guimauve

Despite it being an Eau de Parfum, Pour Femme Intense needs to be refreshed often to ensure that wisps of goodness lingers.


The Flacon
Pour Femme Intense is brought to life in a heavy, burgundy glass flacon with regal gold accents. Even the box itself is not spared the royal treatment!



The Collection
Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme Intense is available in major department stores and perfumeries:-
◆ Pour Femme Intense EdP 25 ml RM 256
◆ Pour Femme Intense EdP 50 ml RM 345
◆ Pour Femme Intense EdP 100 ml RM 434
◆ Pour Femme Body Lotion 250 ml RM 174
◆ Pour Femme Shower Gel 250 ml RM 155
◆ Pour Femme Body Cream 180 ml RM 268


The Composition
The full ingredient list for Pour Femme Intense:-
Alcohol Denat., Parfum (Fragrance), Aqua (Water), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, BHT, Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Geraniol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Limonene, Benzyl Alcohol, Citral, Citronellol, Benzyl Benzoate, CI 60730 (Ext. Violet 2), CI 14700 (Red 4), CI 19140 (Yellow 5).

If you are looking for something to wear for an evening out, you should give Pour Femme Intense a try. It is sure to turn heads!

Disclosure: Press sample.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Elizabeth Arden Visible Whitening Melanin Control Night Capsules

I can never resist picking up new whitening products (please blame my obsession with Snow White skin for this fixation haha). As long as the blurb attracts my attention, I will give it a go.

Elizabeth Arden says:
This high performance night time serum in a capsule delivers potent natural hop extracts to intercept melanin synthesis at every phase, diminishing excess pigmentation and the appearance of uneven skin tone. Powerful botanicals, vitamin C derivative and environmental protectants fight the damaging effects of pollution and support skin's natural collagen elastin matrix, to give skin a smoother brighter look.


Name: Elizabeth Arden 엘리자베스아덴 Visible Whitening 비져블 화이트닝 Melanin Control 멜라닌 컨트롤 Night Capsules 나이트 캡슐
Price: ₩ 120,000 for 3.2 ml (×50)
Made in: Italy

It is an ingenious idea to pack the serum into capsules and the unique outlook makes it stand out. The reason the serum comes in capsule form is to preserve its integrity, thus dispensing with the need for preservatives.

A single dose capsule has the perfect amount for its intended area and this rules out waste. But speaking of waste, having to toss away the soft gelatin capsule after the serum is used is a contradiction to the no waste claim as it is a complete misuse of resources.


The jelly like serum sinks in quickly. It leaves my skin feeling remarkably soft and velvety.


I used it in replacement of my usual serum for a grand total of seven consecutive nights (because my sealed sample only had seven capsules). I did not notice an improvement in skin clarity nor did it wow me in other ways to justify the exorbitant price.

In its defence, seven capsules are not enough for me to pass judgement on its efficacy. Nonetheless I would still give it a miss if I come across it; I have used cheaper serums that showed its worth within the same time period.

The full ingredient list for Visible Whitening Melanin Control Night Capsules:
사이클로펜타실록산, 사이클로헥사실록산, 카프릴릭/카프릭트리글리세라이드, 디메치콘/비닐디메치콘크로스폴리머, 네오펜틸글라이콜디헵타노에이트, 실리카, 테트라헥실데실아스코베이트, 조합향료 (부틸페닐메칠프로판올, 시트로넬올, 제라니올, 헥실신나말, 리몬넨, 리날룰), 토코페릴아세테이트, 대추야자씨, 유용성감초추출물, 파라크레스꽃추출물, 이소세테스-10, 서양유채스테롤, 호프스토로바일, 토코페롤.

Monday, December 2, 2013

With × Canal 4℃

With is a Japanese magazine that I am not familiar with. After going through its pages, I noticed that it runs in the same vein as Sweet, and I think they cater to a similar audience.


Name: With ウィズ
Issue: December 2013
Price: NT$ 279
ASIN: B00FQPJPOG

Canal 4℃ (カナル4℃) makes affordable dainty jewelry, so I reckon they would know a thing or two about traveling with jewelry.


The quality of the heart shaped pouch is nothing to shout about but it is nice to have it on hand to safeguard my jewelry.


H8×W10×D2cm

I rediscovered my passion for fashion and all things related, so it isn't any surprise that With along with Sweet and 25ans have taken over my side table that was previously filled with Biteki, Maquia, VoCE and the like...

Thursday, November 28, 2013

November 2013 Bag Of Love

bag-of-love.com is shaping up to be the subscription service to watch out for. They usually furnish their subscribers with awesome samples, but they certainly upped the ante for the November bag.



Bag of Love is like Ipsy, where the samples are tucked into a bag instead of a box for RM 39.90. The November bag comes in the form of a denim snap closure Levi's bag. The interior was somewhat of a letdown because all that red check is a mismatch and for some reason, brings family restaurants to mind.



And now for the part where you get to find out what the sizes of the products are...

The star product is the Panasonic Pocket Doltz Toothbrush (full-size). A useful gadget that exceeds the subscription fee is more than enough to make any girl happy!


I have squirted tons of Clarins's Double Serum (7 ml) on the back of my hand every time I set foot into Sephora. Getting to trial it on my face might influence Clarins's sales figure hahaha.


Elizabeth Arden Red Door Aura EdT (1.2 ml) highlights femininity with raspberries and a rich bouquet of floral notes. It is very sweet in a sensual way and transitions into a powdery musky scent in a couple of hours. On a personal note, I do not care for perfume vials being included as part of the five main products as these vials can be easily procured from the counters.


It has been a few years since I have used any Dove products so it is nice that I get to revisit this brand. Dove Hair Therapy Hair Fall Rescue Shampoo (90 ml) and Conditioner (80 ml) smell pretty good and my sensitive scalp could take them without experiencing itchiness. One only wishes that they are free from sulphates and silicones.


Do you subscribe to Bag of Love? If so, what was your favorite item this month?

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Reveur Moist & Gloss Shampoo

Lavish praises have been heaped upon Rêveur shampoos on the blogosphere over the past few months and I am overjoyed to report that this hype is warranted!

(Source: reveur-hair.com/)


Name: Rêveur レヴール Moist & Gloss Shampoo モイスト & グロス シャンプー
Price: ¥ 900 for 500 ml
@cosme rating: 3.6
Release date: 15.10.2010

Moist & Gloss Shampoo is free from all sort of nasties including sulphates and silicones. Folks used to mainstream shampoos assume an inevitable trade-off between rich lather and a healthier scalp but this is not the case with this shampoo. It foams very well.


Not only does it smell divine (imagine the aroma unleashed by a thousand passion fruits), this shampoo also puts an end to my itchy scalp problems (too much information?).


It does not combat frizziness nor enhance shine, in fact it sort of adds a little more oil to my scalp... hahaha. I wash my mane daily so it does not bother me. This minor inconvenience does not deter it from being one of the best shampoos that I have tried this year.


Rêveur has four ranges in total: Moist & Gloss, Rich & Repair, For Color and Scalp. Have you tried any? What do you think?

The full ingredient list for Moist & Gloss Shampoo:
Water, Lauramide DEA, TEA-Cocoyl Glutamate, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Fragrance, Astrocaryum Murumuru Butter, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Kou-Cha Ekisu (Jtn), Malpighia Emarginata (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Prunus Speciosa Leaf Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Hydrolyzed Prunus Domestica, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Juice, Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Anona Cherimolia Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Mango Juice Extract, Hydrolyzed Garcinia Mangostana Fruit Extract, Sodium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Amaranth Protein, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Betaine, Glycerin, Polyquaternium-10, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Kose Infinity Pure Advance: Essence Lotion II, Serum II

Infinity Pure Advance インフィニティ ピュア アドバンス is an anti-ageing series designed for skin in 20s and early 30s. It enlists the services of botanical ingredients (Rosa Multiflora Fruit, Shell Ginger Leaf Extract, Okra) to boost skin hydration and erase pores. I was really surprised when I failed to find information regarding this range on @cosme. Further research lead me to the assumption that it is not sold in Japan... but why when it is so so so good?

Pure Advance consists of 9 items, and I am going to review 2 of them in this entry.

(Source: facebook.com/kose.malaysia)

Essence Lotion エッセンスローション II has a luxurious, jellified consistency and is designed to rejuvenate, hydrate and plump skin.


Milky textured Serum セラム II restores the natural oil-water balance for a poreless appearance.


It is very clever of Kosé to take these concerns (fine lines and visible pores) into consideration and address them in an age-based line with a befitting price point. I have been using both Essence Lotion II and Serum II for two weeks now and am very taken by my new regimen. These products are very nourishing and leave my skin bouncy and toned.

On the downside, the formulation contains ingredients that make my upper lip area tingle... people with sensitive skin may want to exercise caution and perform a patch test before jumping in with both feet.

Essence Lotion II (160 ml) and Serum II (120 ml) are sold at Kosé counters nationwide where you will find them for RM 169 each.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Hada Labo Face Wash Review: Deep Clean & Blemish Control, Deep Clean & Pore Refining, Hydra & Whitening

Hada Labo recently expanded its facial cleanser repertoire with Deep Clean & Blemish Control Face Wash, Deep Clean & Pore Refining Face Wash and Hydra & Whitening Face Wash.

These pH balanced cleansers are enriched with Bentonite Clay (draws impurities) and the brand's signature ingredient, Hyaluronic Acid (encourages water retention) amongst other beneficial ingredients to address different concerns (which will be mentioned later). Additionally, they are alcohol, colourant, fragrance and mineral oil free.


Name: Hada Labo Face Wash
Price: RM 20.90 for 100 g
Made in: China

Deep Clean & Blemish Control Face Wash is fortified with Wild Pansy Extract (contains natural Salicylic Acid) to control and prevent blemishes. And while it left my face feeling comfortable, it showed signs of being the culprit for my flaky, peeling nose. The formula is too harsh for my skin type but would be perfect for oily and acne-prone skin.


The full ingredient list for Deep Clean & Blemish Control Face Wash:
Water, Lauric Acid, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Cocamidopropyl Betaine/Water, Potassium Hydroxide, Butylene Glycol, Palmitic Acid, Acrylates Copolymer/Water, Glycol Distearate, Polyquaternium-7, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide DEA, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate/Water, Stearic Acid/Disteardimonium Hectorite, Disodium EDTA, Methylisothiazolinone/Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate/Water, Glycerin/Water/Viola Tricolor Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate.

Deep Clean & Pore Refining Face Wash includes Alpaflor ALP-sebum, an ingredient with proven efficacy to regulate sebum secretion. The concentration is too minute for me (doesn't prevent oil from forming whatsoever)... It works great as a no-frills foaming cleanser though and is ideal for oily skin with visible pores.


The full ingredient list for Deep Clean & Pore Refining Face Wash:
Water, Lauric Acid, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Cocamidopropyl Betaine/Water, Potassium Hydroxide, Butylene Glycol, Palmitic Acid, Acrylates Copolymer/Water, Glycol Distearate, Polyquaternium-7, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide DEA, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate/Water, Stearic Acid/Disteardimonium Hectorite, Disodium EDTA, Methylisothiazolinone/Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate/Water, Glycerin/Water/Epilobium Fleischeri Extract/Citric Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate.

Hydra & Whitening Face Wash has Resveratrol (the heart of Caudalie's Vinexpert range), an antioxidant that intensifies brightness and employs Fucosorb to provide moisture. My face can't discern the differences between this cleanser and Deep Clean & Pore Refining Face Wash, so much so that I use them interchangeably.

Nonetheless, Hydra & Whitening Face Wash is getting the special treatment and will come along with me for my upcoming trip. All skin types will benefit from this cleanser and not only those with dull and dry skin.


The full ingredient list for Hydra & Whitening Face Wash:
Water, Lauric Acid, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Cocamidopropyl Betaine/Water, Potassium Hydroxide, Butylene Glycol, Palmitic Acid, Acrylates Copolymer/Water, Glycol Distearate, Polyquaternium-7, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide DEA, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate/Water, Stearic Acid/Disteardimonium Hectorite, Disodium EDTA, Methylisothiazolinone/Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate/Water, Resveratrol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Algae Extract/Sorbitol.

The size of a pea is enough to whip up a dense, lovely lather. These cleansers remove impurities and daily grime, leaving the skin feeling fresh and moisturised without any of the tightness or dryness that you would associate with foaming cleansers.



My sole criticism regarding these cleansers is the Sodium Laureth Sulfate content. I thought that this is worth a mention because some may prefer to avoid exposure to this particular chemical.


You can easily get hold of the Hada Labo Face Wash range at all leading pharmacies nationwide. All the more reason to indulge at RM 20.90 a piece!

Disclosure: Press samples.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Kate Slim Gel Pencil BK-1

There must be something amazing about Slim Gel Pencil if it managed to grab third place in the @cosme ranking for the first half of 2013. Since I was in the market for a pencil gel eyeliner, I thought why not?


Name: Kate ケイト Slim Gel Pencil スリムジェルライナーペンシル BK-1
Price: ¥ 1,200 for 0.12 g
@cosme rating: 4.5
Release date: 1.2.2013

Slim Gel Pencil is a gel liner housed in a twist-up, pencil form. This formula boasts the benefits of intense colour payoff and smooth application, all squeezed into an extra fine 1.5 mm lead (or is core more apt?). It glides on fluidly without dragging. The colour is on the greyish-black side and has a non-shiny finish.


I have always had a problem wearing eyeliner on my waterline (Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils and Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes turn me into a raccoon) so it should have been obvious that I would not find my HG so easily. Slim Gel Pencil did not stand a chance against my waterline - it smudged within minutes. Nonetheless, rest assured that it works fine and does not budge from my lash line.


As with all Kate eyeliners, it refuses to come off easily. I have to whip out an attack squad that consists of an eye makeup remover, whichever cleanser I am using at the moment and a large dose of warm water to remove every single trace.


Kate offers three shades for this eyeliner: BK-1, BR-1, and GD-1. Mine was purchased from my second home, Watsons for RM 44. Have you tried Slim Gel Pencil? Is your experience different from mine?

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Yuan Soap Momordica Travel Set

From knocking on doors of shops and stores with bags of soaps, Yuan Soap from Taiwan is now an internationally acclaimed brand with a variety of personal care products and teas under its belt.

As of now, Yuan Soap has three skincare ranges: Alpinia Speciosa (dry and ageing skin), Momordica (normal and brightening) and Bidens Pilosa (combination and oily skin). Due on my concerns, I got to trial Momordica. Did it leave a lasting impression? You will get to the answer in a bit!


Name: Yuan Soap 阿原肥皂
Price: RM 179 for the following
Momordica Restoring Toner 苦瓜素面水 50 ml
Momordica Restoring Serum 苦瓜菁華還原露 8 ml
Momordica Restoring Cream 苦瓜還原霜 8 g
Made in: Taiwan

Even without the frills, simplistic packaging can be both effective and beautiful. The clean, clinical lines earned my faith right from the start.


Momordica Restoring Toner (RM 159/150 ml) helps to give my skin an extra boost of moisture, leaving it supple and soft. At first I was flummoxed by the starchy, freshly diced raw potatoes scent, but I got used to it after a few days.



The full ingredient list for Momordica Restoring Toner:
Momordica Charantia Fruit Extract, Propanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Methylisothiazolinone, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate.

Momordica Restoring Serum (RM 259/30 ml) is very moisturising yet penetrates easily and does not feel greasy on the skin.



The full ingredient list for Momordica Restoring Serum:
Water, Momordica Charantia Fruit Extract, Propanediol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Glycosyl Trehalose, Olivoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Tranexamic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysates, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Glutathione, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Saxifraga Sarmentosa Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Acetyl Tyrosine, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oil, Sucrose Dilaurate, Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate, Arbutin, Methylisothiazolinone, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate.

Momordica Restoring Cream (RM 309/50 g) is light and almost a little gel-like in consistency. Once absorbed, it leaves my skin silky smooth and soft to the touch. And like the serum, it shares the same natural herbaceous fragrance.



The full ingredient list for Momordica Restoring Cream:
Water, Propanediol, Triticum Aestivum (Wheat) Seed Extract, Glycerin, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Olivate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Sorbitan Olivate, Tranexamic Acid, Glycosyl Trehalose, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysates, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Saxifraga Sarmentosa Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Acetyl Tyrosine, Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Oil, Arbutin, Glutathione, Momordica Charantia Fruit Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oil, Sucrose Dilaurate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Methylisothiazolinone, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate.

I realised the cause for the price point once the science behind the products were divulged. The ingredients, most notably the precious plant oils, are extracted using a cold press technique (no heat and solvent). For those of you not in the know, cold-pressed oils have all their natural properties intact.

The ingredients are then synthesised into nano-sized particles. The small size of the nanoparticles (compared to particles in conventional emulsions) allows easy nutrient delivery to the skin, thus increasing efficacy. The awesome technology and the care that goes into these products ensure the manufacture of exceptional products.

I believe that Yuan Soap has a concept that resonates with women everywhere and stands out from the typical brands offered at the department stores.

Convinced? Shop here!

Disclosure: Press sample.