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 and