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.

Friday, July 28, 2017

LipIce Tinted Lipbalm In Disney Edition

A Disney themed lipbalm has landed! That's right - the LipIce Tinted Lipbalm has been repackaged for maximum adorableness. Disney fans of all ages will rejoice at this new look as well as the pocket-friendly RM 12.50 price tag.


Clockwise from bottom right: Baby Pink, Berry Red, Poppy Pink

Name: LipIce Tinted Lipbalm
Price: RM 12.50 for 3.5 g
Made in: China

This Tinted Lipbalm adds tint and conditions lips - so you get the colour of a stick (albeit sheered out) alongside the nourishment of a balm. Made from a mix of Super Hyaluronic Acid, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Collagen and Vitamin E, this berry scented balm hydrates and repairs chappy woes, so lips stay plump and protected.


Clockwise from bottom right: Baby Pink, Berry Red, Poppy Pink


From left: Baby Pink, Berry Red, Poppy Pink

Choose from Baby Pink (Strawberry), Berry Red (Wildberry) or Poppy Pink (Raspberry) at all leading pharmacies and major supermarket outlets.

The full ingredient list for Tinted Lipbalm Baby Pink:
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Diisostearyl Malate, Octyldodecanol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Ozokerite, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Dimer Dilinoleate, Ceresin, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Flavor, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Titanium Dioxide, Red 6 Lake (CI 15850:2), Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Tin Oxide, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Collagen.

The full ingredient list for Tinted Lipbalm Berry Red:
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Diisostearyl Malate, Octyldodecanol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Ozokerite, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Dimer Dilinoleate, Ceresin, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Flavor, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Titanium Dioxide, Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850:2), Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tin Oxide, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Collagen.

The full ingredient list for Tinted Lipbalm Poppy Pink:
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Octyldodecanol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Ozokerite, Diisostearyl Malate, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Dimer Dilinoleate, Ceresin, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Flavor, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Red 6 Lake (CI 15850:2), Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tin Oxide, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Collagen.

Disclosure: Press samples.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Kicho Argan Brush Cleanser & Cleanser Wipes

Kicho offers two options for cleaning your brushes: a thorough wet wash and a quick-dry method.


Argan Brush Cleanser (260 ml) is specifically designed to thoroughly clean (green tea, iris, calendula, lemon, sophora root and citrus extracts) and condition delicate bristles (argan oil). It lifts makeup off my brushes and restores them to their pristine selves. Plus, let's face it, the nice smell is a big help!


There are 2 ways I use the it. No.1: swirl my brushes in circular motions in the solution until clean, then rinse. No.2: spritz both sides of my brush before gently blotting clean with a towel.


The second point leads me to the Argan Brush Cleanser Wipes (1 box (×5)) because I use it to spot clean my brushes too! It is great for extending the amount of time to go between washes. And, if you must share your brushes - I would highly discourage it, by the way - keep a wipe close by to curtail the spread of bacteria.


I wouldn't substitute wipes for regular deep washes with the fluid, nonetheless, I would recommend it if you are always travelling... I would toss a sachet in my makeup kit if my trip lasts for more than a week though I don't believe it is a must-have. It is like that last slice of pie. An indulgence? Yes. A necessity? No.


They cost US$ 20 and US$ 15 respectively on kichocosmetics.com.



The full ingredient list for Argan Brush Cleanser:
Water, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, SD Alcohol 40-B, TEA-Lauryl Sulfate, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Extract, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Sophora Angustifolia Root Extract, Acorus Calamus Root Extract, Polysorbate 20, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance.

The full ingredient list for Argan Brush Cleanser Wipes:
Water, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Ethanol, TEA-Lauryl Sulfate, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Extract, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Sophora Angustifolia Root Extract, Acorus Calamus Root Extract, Polysorbate 20, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance.

Disclosure: BNTGirls samples. Head on over to BNTNews for more exciting news, may it be K-Beauty, K-Fashion or K-Pop!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Mamonde Malaysia Partners With 11street!

On top of its 5 beauty counters in Aeon 1 Utama, Aeon Mid Valley, Aeon Bukit Indah, Aeon Tebrau City and Aeon Queensbay Mall, Mamonde Malaysia launched the sale of its products on 11street.my for the convenience of customers who prefer shopping online.


With this launch, shoppers can expect exclusive online only items and special deals (for the month of June only, so hurry!) such as the Basic Skincare Set at RM 49 (49% savings), First Energy Serum Set at RM 119 (20% savings), Highlight Lip Tint Set at RM 50 (GWP) and Mascara (Volume) Set at RM 59 (GWP). Awesome deals will continue in the second half of 2017 with an exclusive workshop for 11street customers.


One last thing to note: be sure to buy products with the logo below to guarantee authenticity.


Happy shopping!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Skin Aqua Super Moisture Essence SPF50+ PA++++




Name: Skin Aqua スキンアクア Super Moisture Essence スーパーモイスチャーエッセンス SPF50+ PA++++
Price: RM 55.90 for 80 g
@cosme rating: 4.5
Release date: 13.2.2016
Made in: Japan

Capitalising on Super Hyaluronic Acid, Nano Hyaluronic Acid, Amino Acid and Collagen, Super Moisture Essence provides the skin with hours of hydration and also protects the skin from signs of ageing. The pale yellow cream has a silky texture, weightless feel, and is designed to apply smoothly on top of other skin care products and under makeup for an even and soft finish. Meant for both the face and the body, this broad-spectrum sunscreen is allergy-tested and free from colourant, fragrance and mineral oil.

It is available exclusively at Watsons nationwide for RM 55.90.

The full ingredient list for Super Moisture Essence SPF50+ PA++++:
Water, Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Triethylhexyl Trimellitate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentaisostearate, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Polystyrene, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Arginine, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate.

Disclosure: Press sample.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Hada Labo Lifting + Firming Part II

Continuing my previous work...


The Lifting + Firming Cream (RM 78.00 for 50 g) boosts the skin's moisture levels to banish dryness and tightness. Although the range as a whole gets a thumbs-up, this velvety moisturiser has got to be my top pick. It leaves the skin so much plumper and firmer by the next morning.


Brand-new on the market from Hada Labo is the Lifting + Firming Wrinkle Care Cream (RM 74.90 for 30 g). It targets age sensitive contours around the lips and eyes. The rich cream (like one of those balmy eye creams!) nourishes the skin, imparting a smooth appearance.


Finally, there's the Lifting + Firming Mask (RM 52.90 for 20 ml ×4). The mask is a good size albeit thick, but the essence left my face so sticky that I ended up rinsing it off. Someone living in a drier climate will be very happy with this mask. Me? Not so much.


Are you a fan of the original Lifting + Firming formula? Are you excited about the new iteration?


The full ingredient list for Lifting + Firming Cream:
Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Squalane, Dipropylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, PPG-10 Methyl Glucose Ether, Behenyl Alcohol, PEG-20 Sorbitan Isostearate, Sorbitan Stearate, Pullulan, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Disodium EDTA, Lactobacillus/Soymilk Ferment Filtrate, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Ammonium Acrylates Copolymer, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Tetrapeptide-5.

The full ingredient list for Lifting + Firming Wrinkle Care Cream:
Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Behenyl Alcohol, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Squalane, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Pullulan, Glyceryl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Cholesterol Stearate, Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, PVP, Phenoxyethanol, Agar, Methylparaben, Polysorbate 60, Disodium EDTA, Lactobacillus/Soymilk Ferment Filtrate, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Tetrapeptide-5, Ammonium Acrylates Copolymer, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Elastin.

The full ingredient list for Lifting + Firming Mask:
Water, Glycerin, Propanediol, Diglycerin, Squalane, PPG-6-Decyltetradeceth-30, PPG-10 Methyl Glucose Ether, Methylparaben, Beheneth-5, Pullulan, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Triethanolamine, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium EDTA, Butylene Glycol, Lactobacillus/Soymilk Ferment Filtrate, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Ammonium Acrylates Copolymer, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Beta-Carotene, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Tetrapeptide-5, Tocopherol.

Disclosure: Press samples.