[Review] The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Makeup Remover For Eye & Lip

Yesterday night I emptied my eye & lip makeup remover from The Face Shop and realized that I never share my thoughts on this one before.
I chose this one because I heard good reviews about this rice water series from The Face Shop. I always use an eye & lip makeup remover by the way before doing my double cleansing at night since I always feel that the cleansing oil or balm could not cleanse the eyeliner and mascara perfectly.

PACKAGING

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The makeup remover comes in light pink plastic bottle with a black cap. The bottle’s design and size is really handy and perfect for travelling.

TEXTURE & SCENT

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It has two to three layers of texture inside from watery, oily and milky textures so we need to shake this first before use.
There is a light fragrance which is pleasant even for my sensitive nose.

CLAIMS

This two-phase, dual-action makeup remover gently removes makeup from the eyes and lips. Formulated with Rice Extract, it leaves skin feeling moisturized.

MY OPINION

It effectively removes makeup, but for waterproof eyeliner and mascara, I need to hold the wet cotton pad for seconds before wiping it off.
What I like from this remover is that it doesn’t leave an oily residue cast after use like any other eye makeup remover I’ve tried before.
Overall I love and satisfied with this remover. I will definitely put this on my favourite.

REPURCHASE?

Yes I would definitely repurchase this one.

RATING

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 (5/5)

[Review] Purito Defence Barrier pH Cleanser

This is my second Purito purchase after the Comfy Water Sun Block. I bought this because, first, I’ve been really curious of Purito and want to try their products more and more. Second, because it stated pH cleanser.

PACKAGING

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It comes in a white plastik tube. Like most of Purito product, the packaging design is also simple and clean.

SCENT & TEXTURE

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It has a clear gel texture for all skin type, but since they stated it is a pH neutral, so I assumed it will be perfect for people with sensitive skin.
This product does not contain artificial fragrance but there are stong medicinal scent.

CLAIMS

It claims to be a mild product with a pH of 5.5, the skin most comfortable pH for skin health which provide rich moisturizing and cleansing experience.
They stated that they strong points are excellent cleansing, comfortable and refreshing with minimal foaming that protects the skin barier, made from safe ingredients, and ensure rapid relief of skin dryness and deep moisturizing.

MY OPINION

It is a gentle cleanser that doesn’t strip my skin at all. But since it is a gentle cleanser, I dont really feel that this one takes away dust pretty good. When I use toner after even the double cleansing, I still find dirt or dust left on my cotton pad.
As for scent, I don’t really like the medicinal scent. I am getting used to it now, but still don’t like the smell.

REPURCHASE?

Overall, I like this cleanser, but I don’t think I will repurchase it solely because of the scent, but the rest is okay for me.

RATING

🌟🌟🌟🌟 (4/5)

[Review] Olivarrier Skin Barrier Dual Moist Comfort Cream

I did not really pay attention on this brand before, but one day I really need a light but provide deep moist cream. I searched for recommendation online and get to know this Olivarrier Dual Moist Cream.
Currently I’m using it on rotation with some other creams. Here are my thoughts on this cream.

PACKAGING

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This cream come with a tall and slim plastic tube. Nothing special from the packaging, but I do really like their slim and compact design, also how they keep the packaging design simple with only use two tone colours of white and grey.

SCENT & TEXTURE

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This cream contains expert ratio of both moisture and oil to keep skin perfectly hydrated and balanced.
It said the lightweight texture is fresh like a gel, but provides deep and long-lasting moisture like a heavy cream.
It also an unscented cream which is a really plus point for me.

CLAIMS

It claimed to have relieve dryness and restore elasticity and helps soothe stressed skin.

MY OPINION

For me the cream works like the claims. It provides long lasting moisture. Even after I wash my face with water before prayer, the moisture is still there.
For those with a dry, combination and sensitive skin, the cream would be perfect.
The fact that it does not have any scent is a really big plus points.
I need to apply it by patting it on my face and makes sure your prior skincare (toner, essence or serum) are fully absorbed before you put this, because it leaves white cast if you put it on a damp skin.

REPURCHASE?

I don’t think so. This is a good product, but I need to find another cream that will sattisfied me more.

RATING

🌟🌟🌟🌟 (4/5)

[Review] Round Lab 1025 Dokdo Toner

This is a new brand in the K-Beauty market that has gotten noticed and won several awards, that’s why I decided to try this one. So let me start to give my thoughts on this.

PACKAGING

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It comes in a 200 ml clear plastic bottle with a flip cap and it has such a clean and simple packaging design. I really love this kind of packaging.

TEXTURE & SCENT

It has a watery texture which soak right into the skin without any noticeable fragrance. It is moisturizing enough to prep your skin for other products to layer on top of.

CLAIMS

The 1095 Dokdo toner is claimed to helps exfoliate and moisturize skin for healthy, dewy skin with comforts.

MY OPINION

After 4 months trying this product, I can say that it gives very good amount of moisture to my skin. This product also good for those with sensitive skin (like me).
It is a watery refreshing toner which does not leave any stickiness to your skin.
I am really in love with this toner and I will put this one into my favourite toner list.

REPURCHASE?

I will definitely repurchase and keep this on my skincare stash even while I am trying another toner. I even recommend this product for those of you with normal, combination and sensitive skin. You should at least give it a try.

RATING

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 (5/5)

[Review] Acwell Licorice pH Balancing Toner

Oh my God, it’s been two years since my last post and time really flies. I had so much things to handle and could not dedicated my time for doing a full skincare review, but I still doing my mini reviews on Instagram.
So I guess I will start my review with this Acwell Licorice pH Balancing Toner.
I always want to try this toner back then when I saw this in almost every K-beauty lover. But there are lots of other products I also want to try and I promised myself to only focus on one product for each skincare category.
Now, after I finished my so loved Round Lab Dokdo Toner, I decided to try this and here my thoughts on Acwell Licorice pH Balancing Cleansing Toner.

PACKAGING

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It comes in a brown plastic bottle with a flip on cap. I like their simple and slim bottle (most toner came with a big bottle).

SCENT & TEXTURE

It has a very watery consistency like any other toners. It also has a herbalish scent which I don’t really like.

CLAIMS

It claimed to be effectively balance your skin, add extra dose of luminosity to your complexion, help calm and reduce pigmentation (incl. acne scars and dark spots), also helps the rest of the products in your routine absorb better.

MY OPINION

From all of those claims, I feel like this toner indeed did a good job on balancing my skin and also give some kind of glowing factor. I don’t really know about reduce acne scars and dark spots since I don’t have any. And yes it helps rest of my skincare absorb better.
In conclusion no wonder this toner considered to be one of the best K-Beauty toner. They did a good job in delivering all of their claim.

REPURCHASE?

I won’t repurchase since I don’t really like the scent.

RATING

🌟🌟🌟 (3/5)

[Review] Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Borabit Ampoule

Hello, it’s been months since my last post. I’ve been busy preparing the hotel for upcoming holiday but here I am today reviewing one of most possitive reviewed K-Beauty products out there : Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Borabit Ampoule.

I always want to try this product long long ago but gathering all the possitive and negative review of it then come up with the decision to give it a try.

PACKAGING

It is dark purple pipette glass bottle packed in a dark purple box. The packaging colour and design is giving an exclusive impression even though I am not a fan of dark purple color.

SCENT & TEXTURE

It is a light consistency with light brown with no significant scent make it easy to layered with another products.

WHAT IT CLAIMS?

Anti aging serum to brighten and smooth aging skin.

MY OPINION

I have a hight expectation on this product since lots of possitive feedbacks about this, but up until I finished the bottle, I don’t really find any significant result on this.

The plus point is the lightweight consistency, while for brightening effect I dont really see any result. Indeed it smoothen my face a little but only I use this twice a day for morning and evening skincare routine while they called it a night repair.

REPURCHASE?

No. I will try another product since I am sure there are products with better performance and affordable price out there.

RATING

🌟🌟🌟 (3/5)

[Review] COSRX Galactomyces Whitening Power Essence

I have been a fan of COSRX since they produced products that mostly create possitive effects on my skin with an affordable price. I have tried their snail essence, oil free ultra moistirizing lotion, and low pH good morning gel cleanser.

I have been using their snail essence and very happy with the result, so I continue with this Galactomyces essence. Whether this product is a hit or miss please check the full review below.

PACKAGING

As we talk about the packaging, like any other COSRX product, they are being consistent with the white simple box and I like it. I find it clean and simple. While the essence itself packed in a clear plastic bottle with pump, so it is safe for me as a mother of an active kids.

TEXTURE & SCENT

The texture watery but not as liquid as MISSHA First Treatment Essence or SK-II FTE. I have to pump twice to get a proper amount to cover all of my face and neck. It also does not have any fragrance and it is a double plus point for me.

WHAT IT CLAIMS

Anti aging, reduce wrinkles, hydrates skin, reduce hyperpigmentation, make a glow and radiant skin, whitening effect, lighten acne scars.

MY OPINION

Honestly after using it more than a month, I still not see a significant result. For hydrating effect, I do feel it once I put it on my face, but it does not stay long. As for any other claims, I also did not feel it in my skin.

The plus points are how they absorb quickly into my skin and how it does not contain any fragrance. While the plastic bottle also considered to be a plus point for me.

RATING

🌟🌟🌟 (3/5)

REPURCHASE?

I will try another essence or back to COSRX snail essence.

[Review] SKINFOOD Bitter Green Clay to Foam

Today I’m going to review one of the best cleanser I’ve been using : Skinfood Bitter Green Clay to Foam. For me my best ranking cleanser should be at first does not stripped my face. That is the most important for me.

So let’s get started.

PACKAGING

I’m in love with the color of their packaging once I saw it online and make a rush decision to give it a try. The green color feels relaxing for me. It reflects the ingredients of the foam, which is contains of 5 main ingredients : wheat sprout, kale, celery, broccoli, and cabbage as mentioned on their packaging.

I bought this online from a local online shop and get a IDR 150.000 price (USD 11.5).

ABOUT THE PRODUCT

As I search on the internet, SKINFOOD’S Bitter Green Clay to Foam contains Amazonian clay to absorb pore-clogging impurities. It said to be quicker than a mask and more thorough than a foaming cleanser. 

TEXTURE & SCENT

The texture more like a clay mask. But it turns into bubbles after we put some water.

I like how it smell so refreshing with a proper amount of scent so it doesn’t bother me as an unscented skincare lover.

MY OPINION

There are several possitive points I give to this product. I like how Korean product (including this one) could provide you a good quality with a very affordable price. This cleanser clearly does no strip my face and I give a very high point for this. Even though there’s a slight scent it does not bother at all. As a second cleanser after a cleansing oil, I feel that this product have a good cleansing task. My skin feels very soft after I apply this product. It feels lightweight, non greasy and soothing. 

I try to search for the cons or the negative point but I could not find one. So I’m going to skip.

RATING

🌟🌟🌟🌟 (4.5/5)

REPURCHASE?

Yes definitely. 

[Review] MISSHA Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence

I always want to try this product since a looong time but never been decided to buy since the pros and cons from every review I have read. But then I decided to give it a try and here I am making a review about Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence after use almost half of the bottle.

PACKAGING

The packaging comes with a frosted glass bottle in the silver box. I like the silver box and the frosted glass bottle itself because it makes the product look exclusive and expensive. The only problem is that it made of glass. I just could not imagine if I put it on the edge of the table and slip, then the whole product only become memory. So, I think it will be better if they don’t put it in a glass bottle.

ABOUT THE PRODUCT

This product full of 80% fermented yeast concentrate which could absorbs into skin instantly and energize the skin. It claimed to be improving fine lines and skin tone.

This is the first step in the skin care routine after cleansing. Use your palm and absorb gently and evenly onto your face.

TEXTURE & SCENT

The texture is watery almost the same with SK-II FTE but the color is more clear compare to SK-II which is more yellowish. I am so happy because it is an unscented product. 

MY OPINION

I use this after cleansing and apply toner so it is not practically my first step of skin care routine after cleansing for me. From their claim of the product’s effect, I feel the my skin tone more even now. Besides that this product surely hydrated and yet it feels so light also. You also could use this as a mask by pouring it to the square cotton pad then put the cotton pad in your face and leave it for 15-20 minutes.

From what I feel after use half of the bottle, I feel this product have been fulfill most of their promises. Now I know why this product been very popular. You will feel more great result if you combine this with the MISSHA Time Revolution Night Repair Ampoule. I will review this product soon.

Almost all of it is a hit, the only miss is the glass bottle. I really hope that Missha will think about it and come up with a non glass bottle. Maybe they could use the SK-II FTE packaging for reference.

RATINGS

🌟🌟🌟🌟 (4.5/5)

REPURCHASE?

Yes definitely I’m going for my second bottle right after I finish this.

My (Almost) Everyday Makeup Products

Hello! Today I want to share about beauty products that I use almost every day. There are combination between western, Japanese and Korean products. I am a fan of Korean products because I feel that I could get a good quality beauty products with more affordable price, but there are also some western products I cannot switch.

Here are makeup products I use almost every day.

SK-II FACIAL TREATMENT ADVANCED PROTECT LOOSE POWDER UV

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About 3 years ago I try this loose powder because my mom is a big fan of SK-II products. I like this product and use it everyday because it feels very light on my skin, the value for money comparison also make sense. I bought this product around IDR 580.000 (USD 44.5) but it takes almost a year for me to complete this. I have been use another loose powder brand before, for around IDR 350.000 (USD 30) the content is less than half of the SK-II.

ETUDE HOUSE DRAWING EYE BROW

This is my third purchase of this product. The price is very affordable, I bought it for IDR 35.000 (USD 3) in a local online shop. The shade really match my eyebrow color and the shape of the eyebrow pencil tip makes it easier for me to apply this on my eyebrow. I use the #02 shade, it is a gray brown shade.

ETUDE HOUSE OH! M’ EYE LASH VOLUME MASCARA

For me, mascara is not a product that I cannot leave behind. I use it everyday, but if I forget and don’t bring it along while I travelled, I’ll survive. So my mascara dictionary is not rich. I only ever bought 3 brands my whole life. This product is enough for my daily natural makeup. I bought it for IDR 50.000 (USD 3.5), very affordable.

MAC BLUSH

I always use blusher everyday. This is one of product I cannot live without. I even use blusher once I go for a jog. For blusher brand I have been tied up to MAC. The color range is rich, the price is normal, and it really pigmented to the point sometimes I feel that it takes ages for me to complete the product.

URBAN DECAY NAKED 1 EYE SHADOW PALETTE

This Urban Decay eye shadow palette is one of my favourite palette. It is indeed quite pricey but I am very satisfied with the result. With the help of Urban Decay Primer Potion, the eye shadow colour come up very beautiful and pigmented. So if I consider the result, I don’t mind buying this product for IDR 700.000 (USD 58.5). But the problem of buying eye shadow palette is we never use all of the shades. I only use 5 out of 12 shades for my daily application. My favourites are : Virgin, Darkhorse, Hustle, Creep and Gunmetal.

LANEIGE TWO TONE TINT LIP BAR

Laneige is one of my favourite Korean beauty product brand. The lip products also my top favourite. This two tone tint lip bar is the new version of previous two tone lip bar with more moisturized and glossy result while delivering the strong colour. For those who hate to have two lip product for gradient look, this product give the best solution with satisfying result. I’m in love with this. I use the #08 Cherry Milk colour as my favourite.

Have you try any of this products? And what do you think of them? Please share in comment below. Thanks for stop by. Love.