Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Hada Labo 3D Perfect Gel

Formulated with Hyaluronic Acid (4 types!), Vitamin A, Hydrolyzed Collagen and Resveratrol, the 3D Perfect Gel functions as a cream, milk, essence, emulsion and sleeping mask to lift, firm and sculpt ageing skin.

Name: Hada Labo 肌ラボ 3D Perfect Gel 濃極潤3D形状復元ゲル
Price: RM 94.90 for 100 g
@cosme rating: 4.1
Release date: 26.8.2015
Made in: Japan

It is Hada Labo's answer to the Aqualabel Special Gel Cream. It has a similar highly fluid jelly texture that is able to restore itself and return to its original pristine state after being thoroughly shaken up dipped into.

It leaves a tacky (or sticky, however you prefer to call it) film that lasts well into the morning if I use this before bed. Overall, this product has kept my skin calm and I have enjoyed simplifying my routine; which is not to say that I haven't missed standing over the sink as I pat in my tenth layer of cream (an exaggeration but you get my gist!).

It is available at all Guardians nationwide for RM 94.90. Get it for a song with the ongoing sales!

The full ingredient list for 3D Perfect Gel:
Water, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, PPG-10 Methyl Glucose Ether, PEG-240/HDI Copolymer Bis-Decyltetradeceth-20 Ether, Polysorbate 60, Phenoxyethanol, Beheneth-30, Sodium Citrate, Methylparaben, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Gnetum Gnemon Seed Extract, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Resveratrol, Dextrin, Ammonium Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aphanothece Sacrum Exopolysaccharides, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer.

Disclosure: Press sample.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse

Name: Nuxe 눅스 Huile Prodigieuse® 윌 프로디쥬스
Price: € 25.90 for 100 ml
Made in: France

Although I have been using beauty oils for a couple of years now, I am still relatively new to it. I have not dabbled in many brands (I tend to buy huge bottles that will last me forever) so I literally quivered in anticipation when I finally got around to uncap Huile Prodigieuse.

30% of the ingredients in this Nuxe bestseller is made up from a cocktail of six plant oils (Borage, St John's Wort, Sweet Almond, Camellia, Hazelnut, Macadamia) and Vitamin E.

Like Caudalie's Huile Divine, Huile Prodigieuse is a multi-purpose blend of goodness for your face, body and hair. It nourishes the skin, leaves hair soft and shiny and has the additional beneficial effect of improving the overall appearance of stretch marks.

The only one downside to this oil is the scent. My nose cannot take the aroma well; there is something about it that my nose hates. Huile Divine smells rather glorious in comparison and I am not terribly keen on that scent in the first place. Some have suggested to utilise the oil as a perfume. It does not last as long as an EdP would, so constant reapplication throughout the day is needed for the smell to linger.

With similar properties and equivalent results, you should end up with whichever dry oil that beguiles you with its scent.

P.S.: Happy holidays! May your days be merry and bright as we welcome 2017.

The full ingredient list for Huile Prodigieuse:
Isopropyl Isostearate, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Dicaprylyl Ether, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Corylus Avellana Nut Oil/Corylus Avellana (Hazel) Seed Oil, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Tocopherol, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Hypericum Perforatum Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene, Linalool.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Kicho Water Recipe Cleansing Water

Kicho has done it again! If you are looking for a rant, you will have to come back some other time because I have nothing but praise for the Water Recipe Cleansing Water.

Name: Kicho 키초 Water Recipe Cleansing Water 바다 한 줌 클렌징 워터
Price: ₩ 15,000 for 120 ml
Made in: Korea

How effective is this cleansing water? The pictures below tell all!

Tested against Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Edge Meister Mascara, Dejavu Lasting Fine a Brush Pen Liquid and Mamonde True Color Lip Stick

It erases every single trace of stubborn mascara and eyeliner. The cleansing prowess is just phenomenal. And simple wiping motions will do; no rigorous rubbing required. I didn't even have to press and hold my cotton pads to my lids for 30 seconds! It feels so gentle that I can't imagine it aggravating sensitive skins.

So, what is the Water Recipe Cleansing Water? As its name suggests, it is a cleansing water (heh!). It utilises the power of deep sea water, seaweed extract, papaya enzyme and coconut water to thoroughly cleanse for skin that's comfortably clean, hydrated and refreshed.

For convenience, ease of use, portability and cleansing on-the-go, this cleansing water can't be beat! Hogwarts passing grade: outstanding.

The full ingredient list for Water Recipe Cleansing Water:

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

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Lafine Vegetable Firming Massage Cream

Like all things from Lafine, the Vegetable Firming Massage Cream utilises vegetables (cucumber, carrot, watercress, tomato and parsley) to deliver vitamins and nutrients to the skin. It is designed to comfort the skin and soothe the effects of overexposure to the sun.

Name: Lafine 라피네 Vegetable Firming Massage Cream 야채 딥 마사지 크림
Price: ₩ 17,000 for 200 ml
Made in: Korea

Directions state to apply generously and gently massage from the inside to the outside using circular motions on the affected areas. Then wipe off with a damp face towel or cotton pad. The thick cream softens the skin slightly, which sad to say, is the full extent of its abilities.

Never thought I would say this, but Firming Massage Cream is a remix of Deep Cleansing Cream. They have identical scents, the same consistency and even their ingredients are similar, except that the placement is switched up slightly aside from Petrolatum (addition) and Microcrystalline Wax, CI 19140 and CI 42090 (omittance).

Is it a massage cream? Is it a cleansing cream? Is it supposed to be used interchangeably? Lafine, make up your mind!

The full ingredient list for Vegetable Firming Massage Cream:
Water, Mineral Oil, Glycerin, Petrolatum, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polysorbate 60, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Propylene Glycol, Cucumis Sabvus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Oenanthe Javanica Extract, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract, Carum Petroselinum (Parsley) Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Stearic Acid, Catalpa Ovata Bark/Leaf Extract, Dimethicone, Butytene Glycol, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Iron Oxides, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Chromium Oxide Greens, Iron Oxides, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, BHT, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance.

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

Friday, December 9, 2016

First Cosmetics Mulbit Vitamin Sparkling Mist

At ₩ 49,000, the Mulbit Vitamin Sparkling Mist is the Gucci of facial mists, but for good reason. It comes with 90 vitamin tablets, which means that you can concoct up to 45 batches (!!) of fresh mist. All will be explained below.

Name: First Cosmetics 퍼스트코스메틱 Mulbit Vitamin Sparkling Mist 물빛미 비타민 탄산미스트
Price: ₩ 49,000 for 81 g (0.9 g ×90)
Made in: Korea

To use, toss in two tablets of the same colour in water (I would think that any water would do; I use bottled water) in the inclusive atomiser. Leave the solution uncapped (an hour tops) until the tablets completely dissolve, thus allowing the gas bubbles that form to wiggle free. If you should close it halfway through, the pressure inside the bottle may ruin the spray nozzle.

These vitamin tablets are packed full of beneficial ingredients including emollients (Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract), anti-oxidants (Ascorbic Acid) and anti-inflammatory agents (Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate). There are four colours altogether, and they each address different concerns:

Green 그린
Blue 블루
Yellow 옐로우
Red 레드
Strengthening skin barrier

I wouldn't put too much stock in their individual claims but, it works well for all climates and will refresh all skin types, leaving the skin glowy and soft, without feeling greasy. Also, the lovely floral fragrance will leave you as pleased as punch.

Blue vitamin water

DIY-ing the mist is fun; the first few time anyways because it will be too much hassle once the novelty wears off, heh! For more information, and to view a Discovery Channel worthy video, visit firstut.com.

The full ingredient list for Mulbit Vitamin Sparkling Mist:
Sodium Bicarbonate, Adipic Acid, Sodium Carbonate, Glucose, Sucrose, Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid, PEG-150, Trehalose, Adenosine, Niacinamide, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Biotin, Riboflavin, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Powder, Fragaria Ananassa (Strawberry) Fruit Powder, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Panthenol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Powder, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Fragrance, CI 16185, CI 19140, CI 15985, CI 42090.

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