Friday, December 29, 2017

Mamonde Introduces Flower Facial Masks For Different Skin Needs

One mask is not enough!

So, for me, multi-masking is the way to go. I tailor my pampering seshs by addressing different concerns with their own remedies at the same time. Alternatively, I can opt to layer, which consists of applying a mask, washing it off, then topping with another mask.

And the new flower based (rose, heartleaf houttuynia, calendula and evening primrose) line of masks from Mamonde is a great way to get a customised treatment depending on your needs for the day.


Dull and fatigued skin... use the Petal Purifying Bubble Mask (RM 85 for 100 ml). Comes crammed with green tea and peppermint extracts and visible rose petals, this mask revitalises stressed skin caused by environmental aggressors to reanimate dull-looking skin.

Thing to note: massage the fine bubbles (they will form approximately 1 minute in) with moistened hands.


Oily and clogged skin... use the Pore Clean Clay Mask (RM 85 for 100 ml). The naturally occurring mineral clay is infused with grounded heartleaf hottyunia and walnut shells to sop up sebum and at the same time, exfoliate dead skin cells.

Thing to note: wash off after 15 minutes.


Sensitive and dry skin... use the Calming Hydro Sleeping Mask (RM 85 for 100 ml). A magical mix of calendula petals blended with centella, aloe vera and cucumber extracts calms skin and locks in moisture.

Thing to note: finish off your regimen with this product.


Flaky and dehydrated skin... use the Enriched Nutri Sleeping Mask (RM 85 for 100 ml). Formulated with evening primrose, camellia and sunflower oils, this mask fortifies the protective layer of the skin, thus lowering the chances of external pollutants from harming the skin.

Thing to note: burst the capsules as you spread the mask to release the nutrients.


Killer combos:
✤ For luminosity × moisturisation: Petal Purifying Bubble Mask + Calming Hydro Sleeping Mask
✤ For detoxification × nourishment: Pore Clean Clay Mask + Enriched Nutri Sleeping Mask

These are just two of the many medleys that you can dab your hand at. I hope you have just as much fun (and relaxation) as I did!

Have a new year full of sparkling moments and I'll see you soon! ❤️

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Hada Labo Premium Hydrating Cream

Late nights, overindulgence (don't get me started on the buffets!) and juggling 5,691 holiday obligations can quickly take their toll, resulting in chapped and flaky skin. The Hada Labo Premium Hydrating Cream deals with these plights by injecting the skin with 5 types of Hyaluronic Acids, ceramides and Aphanothece Sacrum (an algae!) for a fresher and smoother complexion.


Name: Hada Labo Premium Hydrating Cream
Price: RM 78.90 for 50 g
Made in: China

I mentioned the advantages of each Hyaluronic Acid in my Premium Hydrating Lotion post, but here they are again:

Hyaluronic Acid
Forms a layer of moisture retention barrier on skin's surface to prevent moisture loss.

Super Hyaluronic Acid
With 2 times moisture retention capacity of Hyaluronic Acid to lock-in and retain large volume of moisture inside the skin for super hydration.

Nano Hyaluronic Acid
With fine molecule size that can penetrate deeply into skin to provide moisture deep down into the inner skin layers.

Absorbent Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic Acid with strong holding feature that allows it to stay longer on skin even after sweat or washing.

3D Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic Acid that is closely bound together to form a 3D moisture net that wraps the skin to provide superior and long-lasting moisture retention.


Due to the rich formula, I only use this cream at night so it has time to fully sink in. I have tried to use it in the mornings but I couldn't give it a proper massage (meaning forever pressed for time) so it just sits on the skin and causes makeup to slip 'n slide *sob* I highly doubt those with very parched skin would face this problem though, so please give it a go and let me know how you fare!


Find it at leading pharmacies and supermarkets for RM 78.90.

The full ingredient list for Premium Hydrating Cream:
Water, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Caprylic/Capric Glyceride, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Palmitic Acid, Phenyl Trimethicone, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Betaine, Behenyl Alcohol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tromethamine, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Allantoin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA, Ceramide 3, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Pentylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hyaluronate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Caprylyl Methicone, Propylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Sodium Isostearate, Sucrose Distearate, Squalane, Methylparaben, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Hydrogenated Phosphatidylcholine, Ceramide 6 II, Phytosphingosine, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Cholesterol, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Hyaluronic Acid, BHT, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Ceramide 1.

Disclosure: Press sample.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Sugao Review: Cheek & Lip, Air Fit CC Cream Smooth SPF23 PA+++

Sugao (素颜) - meaning bare, natural face - is a Japanese makeup series that draws on naturality, sheer lightness and softness in achieving natural beauty. The star of the show for me is, without a doubt, the Cheek & Lip (RM 59.90 for 6.5 g). It has a light, fluffy mousse-like formula that blends easily.


Available in 3 colours - Natural Red, Active Orange and Brilliant Pink - this 2-in-1 hybrid product is best applied with the most underutilised makeup tool: fingers. I work a small dot onto the apples of my cheeks (or the centre of my lips) and use tapping motions to blend out.


The soft lustre of colour that Brilliant Pink lends my cheeks is nothing short of flattering, but it doesn't quite work as a lip colour for me (anything this pale just doesn't show up on my lips). Instead, I use it as a primer, and it provides a matte surface to enhance the colour of any lip product that goes on top of it.


Formulated with Rohto's patented Air-Fit Technology, a tiny blob of Air Fit CC Cream Smooth SPF23 PA+++ (RM 69.90 for 25 g) covers a surprising amount of ground with the breathable airy formula blending seamlessly with my skin.


At the risk of spoiling the party, I do think the claims are stretching the truth a little (minimising imperfections, blurring pores and absorbing excess sebum), but it is marvellous at brightening the complexion (I am using 02 Pure Ochre), evening out redness and creating that pulled-together look.


It relies on a good canvas to work with because it will sit on flakes, pool into dry areas, and highlight dry patches. If you have PIH or dark circles, you will require a separate, heavy duty concealer. But if you are going for the au naturel look, then the Air Fit CC Cream Smooth SPF23 PA+++ is the man for the job!


Shop for Sugao at selected Watsons outlets as well as watsons.com.my.


From left: Brilliant Pink - 02 Pure Ochre

The full ingredient list for Cheek & Lip Brilliant Pink:
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Triethylhexanoin, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mineral Oil, Vinyl Dimethicone/Lauryl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Lauryl Dimethicone/Polyglycerin-3 Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Hydrogen Dimethicone, BHT, Aluminum/Calcium/Manganese Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Red 6 CI 15850, Red 7 CI 15850, Yellow 5 CI 19140, Aluminium Hydroxide.

The full ingredient list for Air Fit CC Cream Smooth SPF23 PA+++:
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Titanium Dioxide, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Triethylhexanoin, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Triethylhexyl Trimellitate, Mineral Oil, Vinyl Dimethicone/Lauryl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Iron Oxides, Lauryl Dimethicone/Polyglycerin-3 Crosspolymer, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Aluminium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Hydrated Silica, Aluminum/Calcium/Manganese Oxide, Methicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, BHT.

Disclosure: Press samples.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Mentholatum WaterLip Tone Up CC SPF20 PA++

Whether you are basking in the sun or seeking shelter from the rain, Mentholatum has got your lips protected with the WaterLip Tone Up CC SPF20 PA++.


Name: Mentholatum メンソレータム WaterLip Tone Up CC ウォーターリップ トーンアップCC SPF20 PA++
Price: RM 16.90 for 4.5 g
@cosme rating: 4.2
Release date: 27.7.2016
Made in: Japan

This ultra-nourishing formula of vitamin E, olive oil and jojoba oil is available in two shades: Pure Red ピュアレッド and Rose Pink ローズピンク. Pure Red is a warm toned pink, whereas Rose Pink is a cool toned pink (as far as the eye can tell anyways). You can tell the difference if you concentrate hard enough (on paper!), but they can hardly be distinguished once they go on the lips.


From left: Pure Red, Rose Pink

The colour payoff is very much subdued - a sheer pink, just enough to make my lips look flushed and healthy. My apologies if my swatches give the impression that Pure Red and Rose Pink are terribly pigmented; I went over that same spot at least a thousand times (greatly exaggerated but you get the gist, heh).


From left: Pure Red, Rose Pink

At RM 16.90 each at all leading pharmacies and major supermarket outlets, buying one (or both!) won't be a burden!

The full ingredient list for WaterLip Tone Up CC Pure Red SPF20 PA++:
Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Polyethylene, Diisostearyl Malate, C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Lanolin, Petrolatum, Microcrystalline Wax, Water, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Polyglyceryl-4-Oleate, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Barium Sulfate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Titanium Dioxide, CI 19140, CI 15850.

The full ingredient list for WaterLip Tone Up CC Rose Pink SPF20 PA++:
Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Polyethylene, Diisostearyl Malate, C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Lanolin, Petrolatum, Microcrystalline Wax, Water, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Polyglyceryl-4-Oleate, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Barium Sulfate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Titanium Dioxide, CI 15850.

Disclosure: Press samples.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Scinic All Day Fine Pore Clay Green Mask

The Scinic All Day Fine Pore Clay Green Mask absorbs pore clogging dirt and oil (French Green Clay), supplies moisture (Jeju Carbonated Water, Glacial Water) and calms skin (Orange Peel Extract, Jujube Extract, Fig Extract).


Name: Scinic 싸이닉 All Day Fine Pore Clay Green Mask 올 데이 파인 포어 그린 클레이 마스크
Price: ₩ 18,000 for 100 g
Made in: Korea

I was taken aback when I unscrewed the lid - it has an extremely underwhelming appearance - because it almost looks like a lump of dung! I thought that I was breeding something in there but no, the living and breathing jiggly mess is due to the Sodium Bicarbonate content.


The creamy consistency helps it to spread like butter and wash off easily. It doesn't feel as drying as the average clay mask, so that was a nice touch. It smells a little on the green side, albeit in a chemical way. It is very familiar and yet hard to pinpoint. I have got to stew on it further before I can come out with the appropriate analogy, heh.


The mask is incredibly effective at drawing out dirt, toxins and oil build-up but that just means that after using it, I am quarantined to my room for a week. The breakouts it brings forth is nothing short of scary. This is why, late nights combined with unhealthy snacking isn't good *laughs but you know I am crying*

Does it warrant a repurchase? Definitely!!

The full ingredient list for All Day Fine Pore Clay Green Mask:
Water, Kaolin, Bentonite, Montmorillonite, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Glycerin, Acrylates Copolymer, PVP, Perfluorohexane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Alcohol Denat., Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Onsen-sui, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Zizyphus Jujuba Fruit Extract, Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract, Sanguisorba Officinalis Root Extract, Pelargonium Graveolens Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Uncaria Gambir Extract, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Bicarbonate, Tromethamine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Perfluorodecalin, Pentafluoropropane, Potassium Alginate, Cellulose Gum, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Disodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 77492, CI 77499, Fragrance.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Skin Aqua UV Mild Gel SPF30 PA+++

You may have seen anti-pollution skincare flashing across your screen. Ever wonder why they have been gaining traction?


Name: Skin Aqua スキンアクア UV Mild Gel マイルドジェル SPF30 PA+++
Price: RM 40 for 110 g
@cosme rating: 4.7
Release date: 13.2.2016
Made in: Japan

It is all due to PM2.5 – tiny particles in the air that are two and one half microns or less in width (about thirty times smaller than that of a human hair!). They not only clog pores, but can also penetrate the epidermis layer to accelerate cellular ageing and even cause hyper-pigmentation. Crikey!


The hard-working UV Mild Gel SPF30 PA+++ is designed to address this very matter by repelling polluting particles (including the dreaded PM2.5), while defending against UV rays. The watery formula absorbs quickly into the skin, leaving no white marks or greasy residue. And as with all Skin Aqua's products, it contains a blend of hyaluronic acid, amino acids and collagen to prevent ageing.


Whatever your skin type, this day-to-day sunscreen won't lead you astray. Sold exclusively at Watsons for RM 40.

The full ingredient list for UV Mild Gel SPF30 PA+++:
Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentaisostearate, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Methylparaben, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Stearoyl Inulin, Polystyrene, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Arginine, Ammonium Acrylates Copolymer, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Polyquaternium-51.

Disclosure: Press sample.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Mamonde Holiday 2017 Collection

Packaged with beautifully designed boxes (the Mamonde garden harbouring butterflies and birds!), Mamonde's holiday collection consists of three amazing sets for you to pamper yourself and your loved ones.

First Energy Duo Set RM 219 (worth RM 319)
This set has some of Mamonde's best-sellers, the First Energy Serum, the First Energy Essence and the hydrating Floral Hydro Line.


Holiday Makeup Set RM 209 (worth RM 260)
The Holiday Makeup Set comes with two Creamy Tint Color Balm Intenses (No. 05 Blooming Rose and No. 11 Velvet Red) and a Brightening Cover Powder Cushion (choose between Medium Beige (21N) and Natural Beige (23N)).

You'll be pleased to note that the Creamy Tint Color Balm Intense matte pencils are also sold separately in limited edition packaging for RM 50 each (worth RM 55).


Holiday Hand Cream Set RM 69 (worth RM 116)
This set features four hand creams (Rose Bouquet, Gardenia Dream, Camellia Petal, Jasmine Cashmere), all bearing their own unique scents, properties and functionalities.


This holiday collection can be purchased through Mamonde beauty counters at Parkson KLCC, Parkson Gurney Plaza, Aeon 1 Utama, Aeon Mid Valley Megamall, Aeon Bukit Indah, Aeon Tebrau City and Aeon Queensbay Mall. They are also available on 11street.my and lazada.com.my.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Philips StyleCare Prestige Auto Curler

Consistent curls from the front to the back of the head can be challenging because we don't have the same field of vision or length of reach when styling our own hair. Guess what? The new Philips StyleCare Prestige Auto Curler overcomes this challenge!


The Philips StyleCare Prestige Auto Curler possesses a number of unique features such as a longer curling barrel, two smart curling guards and an open vertical design. Combined, these features make bouncy, uniformly-shaped curls a reality.

Increased curling surface
It features a longer barrel with 113% more curling surface, which enables us to style twice as much hair in one go.

Innovative open design
The innovative open design is shaped vertically, so that it follows the natural flow of long hair. This means there is less chance of the hair becoming trapped in the device!

Smart curling guards
The two smart curling guards ensures the section of hair being styled is perfectly wrapped around the curling barrel of the device, therefore creating perfectly uniform curls.


Simply switch on the curler to warm up, section out the correct amount of hair and hold the curler with the front facing you. Then insert the hair into the curling chamber, starting from the back of the appliance. Stretch the hair strand so it is tight, before pressing and holding the curl button. This will cause the hair to slowly wrap around the curling barrel where it will then be curled in the curling chamber. Once the curl is ready you will hear a series of beeps telling you to release the hair, leaving you with a perfectly styled ringlet.


The Philips StyleCare Prestige Auto Curler is priced at RM 629 and is available at the Philips Brand Store in Publika Shopping Gallery and The Gardens Mid Valley, both in Kuala Lumpur, and in Sutera Mall, Johor Bahru; at Philips Experience Stores in Menara Axis, Petaling Jaya and in Penang; at retail partners and distributor stores nationwide, and online via the Philips Online Shop at shop.philips.com.my.


Settings: 10s and 190℃

For further information, visit philips.com.my.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Mamonde Floral Hydro Ampoule Toner & Cream

Commonly blooming white or yellow, Narcissus is one of the rare plant species that survives the harshest winter. It develops from the bulb which stores nutrients and sufficient water necessary for the growth of the stem and flowers. Intensive research on the nature of the Narcissus bulb has led to the development of the Floral Hydro line.

Comprising of four products - Floral Hydro Ampoule Toner (the star of the series!), Floral Hydro Emulsion, Floral Hydro Eye Gel Cream and Floral Hydro Cream - the latest line to join Mamonde's extensive stable locks-in moisture to the skin for long-lasting hydration.


A few pumps of Floral Hydro Ampoule Toner (RM 89 for 150 ml) feeds the skin with moisture (like a drink for the skin!) - perfect if your skin feels tight and uncomfortable post-cleanse - and works to relieve dryness while enhancing the skin's natural glow. Instructions weren't given but due to the consistency of the toner (liquefied gel), I pat it in with my palms versus swiping with a cotton pad.



Floral Hydro Cream (RM 109 for 50 ml) has a silky, fast-absorbing feel and leaves absolutely no residue. The cream sits well beneath makeup without feeling heavy, which makes it perfect for daytime wear. That said, it lacks the nourishing film that I associate with my creams. Then again, those creams are better suited for nighttime use.



The Floral Hydro line is great for all skin types and particularly wonderful if your face feels hot and bothered in this unrelenting heat. It is a little on the perfumed side, so patch test first if you are especially sensitive.

It ranges from RM 89 to RM 109 and is available at Mamonde beauty counters in Parkson KLCC, Parkson Gurney Plaza, Aeon 1 Utama, Aeon Mid Valley Megamall, Aeon Bukit Indah, Aeon Tebrau City and Aeon Queensbay Mall.

The full ingredient list for Floral Hydro Ampoule Toner:
Water, Propanediol, Alcohol, Glycerin, Narcissus Tazetta Bulb Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance.

The full ingredient list for Floral Hydro Cream:
Water, Propanediol, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Alcohol, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Narcissus Tazetta Bulb Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerylpolymethacrylate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Sorbitan Isostearate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Dimethicone, Stearic Acid, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Glyceryl Caprylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Polysorbate 20, Polyacrylate-13, Polyisobutene, Tromethamine, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance.

Disclosure: Press samples.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Drink A Rainbow: Kinohimitsu Superfood Supreme

I like ALL things colourful, so it is no surprise that I have taken to Kinohimitsu's Superfood Supreme like a duck to water. This nutritional beverage packs a varied spectrum of functional foods with proven health benefits (listed below) in a single scoop.

Heart health
Raspberry

Joint health & anti-ageing
Mangosteen, blueberry, elderberry

Immunity & muscle strength
Yellow pea

Memory
Black sesame seed, blackberry

Digestive health
Brown rice, cocoa

Cholesterol level
Oats

Bone & teeth health
Wheatgrass


Name: Kinohimitsu Superfood Supreme
Price: RM 89.90 for 500 g

I mentioned what it contains, but Superfood Supreme is notable for what it lacks: dairy, lactose, cholesterol, soy, trans fat, artificial colouring and artificial flavouring. So, rest assured if you either have an allergy or an intolerance to any of these ingredients.


The robust formula is perfectly adequate taste-wise but nothing to write home about. I think it borders on the sweet side... it should be noted that I am drinking it boiling hot, against their recommendation of mixing in cold or lukewarm water.


It is also a great way to add a healthy boost to smoothies, juices and shakes - make your blender your best friend! For those unable to meet your daily nutrient requirements, this fortified beverage could be an option; needless to say, proper meals should always be your first choice.

How does it stack up in terms of nutritional value (per 25 g)?

✤ Energy: 95 kcal
✤ Carbohydrate: 15.2 g
✤ Protein: 4.5 g
✤ Fat: 1.5 g
✤ Cholesterol: 0 mg
✤ Fibre: 1.1 g
✤ Vitamin B12: 0.5 mcg
✤ Calcium: 217 mg
✤ Sodium: 45 mg
✤ Magnesium: 20 mg
✤ Iodine: 9 mg

For more product information and to buy, visit 11street.my. It is currently RM 69.90 instead of RM 89.90!

The full ingredient list for Superfood Supreme:
Brown Rice, Oat Powder, Isomaltulose (Palatinose®), Isolated Pea Protein, Black Sesame Seed, Cocoa Powder, Calcium Carbonate, Mangosteen Fruit Extract, Wheatgrass, Sucralose, Mixed Berries (Blackberry, Raspberry, Blueberry, Elderberry).

Disclosure: Press sample.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Hada Labo Hydrating Oil-in-Lotion

The Hydrating Oil-in-Lotion features nano-encapsulated squalane oil (plant derived) solubilised in water to give skin an ideal oil-water balance. It also uses Vitamins B3 and E to improve skin texture and ease surface roughness.


Name: Hada Labo 肌ラボ Hydrating Oil-in-Lotion 極潤オイルイン化粧水
Price: RM 69.90 for 220 ml
@cosme rating: 5.4
Release date: 22.8.2016
Made in: Japan

There's no denying Hada Labo's expertise in lotions, and the brand new Oil-in-Lotion feels so much lighter compared to the original. That said, my skin feels fine all day even when I skip everything else. I am not sure this would be the case with drier skins, so think twice before you emulate this lazy blogger's doings.


I find a new spot in the evening if I use the lotion in the morning. Every time, without fail. This could indicate purging due to something in the formulation or could just be a result of too many snacks... sorry guys, I will refrain from gobbling everything unhealthy in sight when testing out skincare products in the future!


This blip aside, my skin hasn't been any different to how it was with my usual lotion. Definitely not enough for me to want to run back and repurchase. There is a whole new world of lotions out there waiting for me!

Sold at all Watsons stores for RM 69.90.

The full ingredient list for Hydrating Oil-in-Lotion:
Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Alcohol, Diethoxyethyl Succinate, Niacinamide, PEG-6, PEG-32, Polysorbate 20, PEG-8, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Disodium Succinate, Disodium EDTA, Succinic Acid, Tocopherol, Squalane, Hydrogenated Lecithin.

Disclosure: Press sample.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Mamonde's Parkson KLCC Counter Reflects New 'Journey Of Flowers' Concept & Design

Mamonde, a South Korean beauty brand under Amorepacific Malaysia, held a grand opening of its 6th beauty counter at Parkson KLCC on August 3rd.


The beauty counter is a reflection of the brand's latest concept 'Journey of Flowers'. The fresh new interior design creates a truly unique immersive experience where you get to learn about flowers and satisfy your sense of smell with the flowers used in Mamonde's formulations. The counter also features an illustration of Mamonde's very own pressed-flower pattern that is created in collaboration with Rachel Pedder-Smith, an illustration painting company.

In addition to skin consultation, the new counter offers a complimentary 1-minute Flower Touch Hand Massage to all its customers. While you are there, don't forget to check out the two new arrivals: Flower Pop Eye Brick and Flower Pop Blusher!

Flower Pop Eye Brick (RM 99 for 9.2 g) is an eyeshadow quad developed using White Flower Complex (Madonna Lily, Edelweiss and Lily Magnolia). It is available in 5 colours: 01 Golden Beige, 02 Laura Coral, 03 Burgundy Pansy, 04 Pale Purple and 05 Rosy Road.


03 Burgundy Pansy

Flower Pop Blusher (RM 59 for 7.5 g) is formulated with Flexible Binder System alongside a coat of camellia oil for a complexion that truly glows. Packaged in a clear, see-through round casing, Flower Pop Blusher comes in 6 shades: 01 Pansy, 03 Daisy, 05 Peony, 06 Camellia, 07 Rose Bay and 08 Ginger.


06 Camellia

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Mentholatum Premium Rich Moist SPF23 PA+++



Name: Mentholatum メンソレータム Premium Rich Moist プレミアムリッチモイスト SPF23 PA+++
Price: RM 22.90 for 4.5 g
Release date: 27.7.2014
Made in: Japan

This blend of olive oil, honey, avocado oil, argan oil, jojoba seed oil, royal jelly, shea butter, moringa butter and ceramides from Mentholatum relieves dryness around the clock for luscious lips primed to pucker.

It is very comfortable to wear - really moisturising, long-lasting and it is even nice to have on when it is windy because my hair doesn't stick to it! And, just in case it matters, it adds a glossy sheen if I layer it enough.

Ideal for outdoor use, this premium lipbalm comes with SPF23 PA+++ for protection against harmful UV rays. It is available in two variants, namely Fragrance Free 無香料 and Natural Honey ナチュラルハニー, at all leading pharmacies and major supermarket outlets for RM 22.90.

The full ingredient list for Premium Rich Moist Fragrance Free:
Paraffin, Squalane, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Diisostearyl Malate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Polyethylene, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Dipropylene Glycol, Microcrystalline Wax, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Polyglyceryl-4 Oleate, Moringa Oil/Hydrogenated Moringa Oil Esters, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Synthetic Wax, Iron Oxides, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Water, Honey, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 2, Ceramide 6 II, Tocopherol, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Butylene Glycol, Royal Jelly Extract.

The full ingredient list for Premium Rich Moist Natural Honey:
Paraffin, Squalane, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Diisostearyl Malate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Polyethylene, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Flavor, Dipropylene Glycol, Microcrystalline Wax, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Polyglyceryl-4 Oleate, Moringa Oil/Hydrogenated Moringa Oil Esters, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Octyldodecanol, Cholesterol, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Synthetic Wax, Iron Oxides, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Water, Honey, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 2, Ceramide 6 II, Tocopherol, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Butylene Glycol, Royal Jelly Extract.

Disclosure: Press samples.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Hada Labo Whitening Cooling Sherbet

There is a new product in town to help restore hydration lost at sea and to dial the sun's burn down a notch - the Hada Labo Whitening Cooling Sherbet!


Name: Hada Labo 肌ラボ Whitening Cooling Sherbet 白潤冷感美白シャーベット
Price: RM 65.90 for 30 g
@cosme rating: 4.9
Release date: 13.3.2016
Made in: Japan

It is a multi-purpose cream that comes in a sherbet-like texture. It combines a blend of Witch Hazel, Tranexamic Acid, Edelweiss and Strawberry to tone and soothe the skin. Upon application, the cream melts away like snow, giving the skin a refreshing, cooling sensation. I apply it after moisturiser as the last step of my skincare regimen.


It is also ideal to use after outdoor activities to cool and brighten skin that is flushed from an overexposure to the sun. For better results, refrigerate the product to maximise coldness.


Gentle enough for all skin types, the Whitening Cooling Sherbet is free from alcohol, mineral oil and colorant and is sold exclusively through Watsons for RM 65.90.

The full ingredient list for Whitening Cooling Sherbet:
Water, Stearic Acid, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Tranexamic Acid, Arginine, Polyglyceryl-10 Eicosanedioate/Tetradecanedioate, Methylparaben, Menthoxypropanediol, Fragrance, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Menthol, Butylene Glycol, Leontopodium Alpinum Extract, Saxifraga Sarmentosa Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract.

Disclosure: Press sample.