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Thursday, June 07, 2018

Skincare Update [April, May, 2018]


Aloha! Wanted to post about my Japan trip in April, and in a blink of an eye, May is ending! Got behind my posts and skincare routine the past two months, and hoping to pick up the pace while managing the ever-quickening pace at work. Go me!

From top to bottom, left to right:


♡  UCANB Mask Pack ♡

What it is: A sheet mask made from rose cotton fiber and contains 10 kinds of vitamins to whiten skin and keep skin clean.

Price: Redeem your free sample over at The Sample Store!

Key ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene glycol, Naiacinamide, Betaine, Sodium hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, Allatoin, Grapefruit peel oil, Orange peel oil


My thoughts: The ampoule was quite thick and difficult to absorb. Mask-wise, I could not tell if the rose fibers helped boost any effects at all haha. But it was a good moisturizing mask that felt light on the skin!

♡  Luxury Soo Bopye-Snail Mask Pack ♡

What it is: A sheet mask containing purified rose water obtained after distilling the petals of cabbage rose to maintain moisture in the skin. Yeast extracts along with many other select extracts help your skin maintain a clear and shiny look.

Price: Redeem your free sample over at The Sample Store!

Key ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate

My thoughts: Moisturizing as advertised on the mask pack. The mask serum feels a bit heavier compared to the last three. This brand definitely works well, but it will be difficult to get as I have not seen it being sold anywhere than The Sample Store.


♡  Lululun Face Mask (Precious Red) ♡

What it is: A luxurious sheet mask designed for intense moisturizing and anti-ageing effects. Sold in a pack of 7 sheets. While it is a mask, it contains toner that allows the mask to be put on daily!

Price: You can get it online from their US store here! They also have the 32-sheets version.

Key ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Propanediol, Peg/Ppg/Polybutyleneglycol-8/5/3 Glycerin, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Glycosphingolipids, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Lysolecithin, Sodium Hydroxide


My thoughts: Bought this mask pack from my holiday in Japan because it was the more popular product being promoted. It really does a good job on moisturizing! One mask was enough to re-hydrate my nose area which got really dry after a day out. Now I am interested in trying out their daily sheets sold in Watsons.


♡  Hiddencos Latte Mask ♡

What it is: A sheet mask containing coffee extract, niacinamide and adenosine extracts that whitens skin and reduces wrinkles.  

Price: Redeem your free sample over at The Sample Store! You could also get them at OG for S$45 for a box of 10.

Key ingredients: Purified water, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, a phage/lipid-17/6copolymer, Niacinamide, Betaine, 1,2-hexanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Canola Oil, Olive Oil

My thoughts: This mask had a really strange chocolate-y smell, which really disturbed me. It was an uncomfortable  and sticky experience having this mask on, and I could not wait to take it off. Skin feels softer, but I would not use this again.


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Thursday, April 05, 2018

Skincare Update [March, 2018]



This month's skincare update will have masks, as well as products I finished using O: I hardly ever finish anything before the expiry date :P Looking back, having posts like these help me to keep track of when skincare / cosmetics need to be thrown away too. 

From left to right:


♡  Clelit Milky Flower Mask ♡

What it is: Sheet mask made with a thin, “cloud-silk” cotton material

What it does: Blend of milk and flowers to make skin bright and beautiful.

Price: Redeem your free sample over at The Sample Store! The retail price for 50 pieces is $130, so about S$2.60 per mask.

Key ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Caprylic/Capric Tiglyceride, Propanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Polysorbate60, 
PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, 

My thoughts: The product has a strong scent, likely from the flower blend. The essence is slightly milky, and the thick mask took longer to get into place. Once in place, it doesn't budge much. Skin feels moisturized and smooth. Leaves a slightly sticky feeling, but it is absorbed in the next 10 minutes or so.


♡  Luxury Soo ChengPye-Moisture Mask Pask ♡

What it is: A thin sheet mask soaked selected herbal extracts such as Rosa Centifolia Flower Water for moisturizing effects, Davidiana Root and Biogreen Magnolia extracts for anti-bacterial effect. Comes with an eye cream.

PriceRedeem your free sample over at The Sample Store! Other than some mentions on Qoo10, LS Cosmetics is largely unheard of. 

Key ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Yeast Extract

My thoughts: I had a pimple that was hurting on my chin when I was in the shower, but the mask was not stinging. Skin feels soft and moisturized, and looks calmer!


♡  Luxury Soo Suyun-Collagen Mask Pack ♡

What it is: A sheet mask containing hydrolysed collagen to deliver intense moisture to the skin. Also contains special herbal extracts such as ginseng that will keep your skin smooth and glowing. Comes with an eye-cream that you apply before putting on the mask

Price: Redeem your free sample over at The Sample Store!

Key ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin 

My thoughts: This mask had a really strong herbal smell to it. Skin feels moisturized and calm after use! Firming effects would need regular use to see a difference. The eye cream was a really generous amount - enough for an entire face.




♡  Luxury Soo Dohwa-E.G.F Mask Pack ♡

What it is: A sheet mask containing peach blossom extract to help with skin elasticity and a blend of herbal extracts to increase skin moisture.

Price: Redeem your free sample over at The Sample Store!

Key ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate 

My thoughts: This mask had the nicest smell out of the four masks from this line - very flowery. Skin felt really moisturized and refreshed after application. It could be from this mask or the combined effects of using the different masks regularly though.



♡  Innisfree Canola Honey Lip Balm ♡

My thoughts: Got this lip balm in my trip to innisfree to get the free gift with purchase :P I like that it is moisturizing without any of the minty feeling. It is also good enough to be used overnight. I will definitely re-purchase this if I get the chance; but I would like to try something new this time!


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Friday, March 02, 2018

[Review] Musing over masks (For Beloved Girl, Innisfree, Dr. Morita)



New masks! I like to change it up often, as masks should be used specifically to your skin type at that time point. Recently, I got myself a set of masks from The Sample Store, so hopefully I will use masks more often and post more often!

From left to right:


♡  For Beloved Girl Skin Renewal Mineral Cloud-Silk Mask ♡

What it is: Sheet mask made with a thin, “cloud-silk” cotton material

What it does: Infused with Calcium Lactate (Ca) to soften dead skin, enhance pore cleansing efficiency, and accelerate skin metabolism.

Price: The online listing on Sephora retails at $4.20 per mask, and the physical store sells it at $16 per box of 3 masks. I had a promotional flyer to get an additional mask free, so it was $4 per mask for me. Still pricey!

Key ingredients: Aqua, Pentylene Glycol, Propanediol, Dipropylene Glycol, Panthenol, Carbomer, Arginine, Xanthan Gum, Calcium Lactate

My thoughts: [Afternote: this mask has a really long name!] I disliked this mask at first because it was so flimsy! It was hard to get it out of the packaging and on my face. It is slated to be as thin as your 'second skin', and while it did achieve that, it was troublesome XD Skin was visibly moisturized after using it though! 


♡  Dr. Morita Hyaluronic Acid Essence Mask ♡

What it is: A thin sheet mask soaked with hyaluronic acid and other hydrating agents, including butylene glycol, methylparaben, hydrogenated starch hydrogenate and collagen

Price: You can get them in boxes of 10 over at Watsons for S$19.80, or get your sample mask over at The Sample Store.

Key ingredients: [the first few ingredients are in Mandarin and I shall not translate] Water, Dipropylene Glcol, Sodium PCA, PPPG-28-Buteth-35, Niacinamide, PEG-40, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polyglycerin-3, Diglycerin, Pentylene Glycol

My thoughts: Well, this mask makes a huge claim to be more hydrating than other masks. I actually think it does pretty average? It does not feel as great as the Beloved Girl one, but does not do that much better than the Innisfree ones, which are slightly cheaper. The fit of this mask around the eye area was not too great. Overall, good for a quick fix!


♡  Innisfree It's Real Squeeze Mask (Kiwi) ♡

What it is: A sheet mask with triple-layer sheets are fully saturated in rich serum that rapidly penetrate skin's surface, smoothing out roughness while addressing dryness right where it begins to form.

What it does: Containing golden kiwi that cleanses and moisturizes.

Key ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Kiwi Juice(200mg), Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate

My thoughts: This mask had a really strong sweet scent, and it was milky and creamy compared to the other masks from the same series. I think it did an average job - would recommend the bamboo or the aloe masks for better hydrating effects. 

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