Friday, March 17, 2017

L'Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream

Exceptionally concentrated in shea butter (25% to be precise), the L'Occitane Ultra Rich Body Cream intensely soothes and nourishes the skin. It is also enriched with linseed, marshmallow, sweet almond, honey and apricot oil for long-lasting hydration.

Name: L'Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream
Price: RM 195 for 200 ml
Made in: France

It is a thick, buttery and great smelling cream. I slather it on damp skin before bed to take advantage of the skin's overnight renewal process, heh. I have used it daily for a month and I see and feel the transformation - soft and smooth joints instead of their usual scaly appearance.

That said, it is high maintenance... I have to rub and wait and repeat (many times) for it to sink in somewhat. For drier climates and/or skin, this will be perfect for your needs. If your preference leans towards the more lightweight side, you are better off with something else, mayhaps the Shea Butter Body Lotion?

Before - After

For RM 195, I expect something more luxurious, and plastic just doesn't cut it. Would I recommend? Sadly for my wallet, yes. It is a treat for the senses as well as the skin!

The full ingredient list for Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream:
Aqua/Water**, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter**, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Glycerin**, Tapioca Starch**, Cetearyl Alcohol**, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Extract**, PEG-100 Stearate, Sodium PCA, Sorbitol**, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil**, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil**, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Fruit Extract**, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract**, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract**, Ceteareth-33**, Ethylhexylglycerin, Mel/Honey Extract, Benzoic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Chlorphenesin, Polyacrylamide, Propylene Glycol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Alcohol, Laureth-7, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Parfum/Fragrance, Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool, Coumarin, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Limonene**, Benzyl Benzoate, Geraniol.
**Natural origin ingredients.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Thelavicos Nutrition Hydro Gel Mask

It has been absolute chaos at my home, with people coming in and out to touch up interior paint, me cleaning up after them and so on, so, a pick-me-up in the form of a sheet mask was required.

Name: Thelavicos 테라 비 코스 Nutrition Hydro Gel Mask 뉴트리션 하이드로 겔 마스크
Price: ₩ 33,500 for 1 box (30 g ×5)
Made in: Korea

The innovative dual function Nutrition Hydro Gel Mask features Swiftlet Nest Extract, Soybean Ferment Extract, Adenosine, Niaciname and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide to help dull-looking skin appear brighter and more resilient.

The gel-textured fabric was a perfect fit and adhered like second skin. There was no slipping, sliding or dripping once it went up. All in all, it was a delightful affair! Even the gentle scent helped in generating relaxation. At the risk of sounding cliché, I thought that I was de-stressing at a spa somewhere; definitely not in my room breathing in paint fumes, haha!

In action!

It doesn't give immediate results i.e. face didn't look brighter, but there was a general sense of well-being. My skin felt thoroughly pampered, and was soft to the touch. The sticky film that the essence left (unfortunately, it doesn't completely absorb!) was the only flaw in an otherwise pleasurable experience.

Before - After

The full ingredient list for Nutrition Hydro Gel Mask:
Water, Glycerin, Methylpropanediol, Niacinamide, Alcohol, Ceratonia Siliqua Gum, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum, Potassium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Swiftlet Nest Extract, Butylene Glycol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Schisandra Chinensis Fruit Extract, Coptis Japonica Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Asiaticoside, Propolis Wax, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Xanthan Gum, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Dextrin, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Chlorphenesin, Fragrance.

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