[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] 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] Neogen Real Fresh Green Tea Cleansing Stick

Hi, now I will review Neogen Real Fresh Green Tea Cleansing Stick. I choose this product because I was looking for a more solid and travel friendly cleanser and come up with this product.

I bought this for IDr 150.000 (USD 11.5) from one of local online shop via Instagram. Here are my review about this product.

I think the basic concept of this product is a travel friendly cleanser with a very deep cleansing result so you can skip a double cleansing method. Also worked as a gentle exfoliator with the green tea crush inside this cleansing stick.

IMPRESSION & OPINION

My first impression of the packaging is compact and travel friendly and it matches my searching criteria for a cleanser. Solid cleansing stick with a green transparent plastic container. I won’t be worried this product will spill.

The moment i read the direction of use, honestly I find it a bit awkward to apply the stick directly to my damp face. I think it is less hygienic. 

For a unscented skincare lover, I don’t like the strong scent of this cleansing stick.

Another annoying thing is it sting my eyes whenever I use this product, so I have to make sure I have been clean it completely with water before I open my eyes.

After using this product I feel my skin is very tight and I should directly apply a face mist, beauty water or hydrating toner after to maintain my skin moisture.

PROS & CONS

Pros : price relatively affordable, shape and packaging is travel friendly.

Cons : too strong scent to the point I annoyed with it, it makes my skin tight after using it, sting my eyes.

OVERALL RATING

🌟🌟🌟 (3/5)

REPURCHASE?

Nope. Too much cons for me, so I will try another cleanser.

[Review] Mizon All in One Snail Repair Cream

Hi! Welcome to mamihika.com. I would like to review one of famous Korean skincare product : Mizon All in One Snail Repair Cream. I just tried this product now because I was very loyal to one US skincare brand I’ve been using since year 2000 in the point I don’t want to try another skincare product. But since the last 5 years I start to open my heart for other brands and products. Some was a hit and some was a miss. 

I was interested in trying this product because some of beauty blog site recommend this product as one of the best Korean skincare cream. There are lots of possitive reviews about this product, so I give it a try. I bought this product for IDR 205.000 (USD 16) in a local online shop. Here is my review on Mizon All in One Snail Repair Cream.

FIRST IMPRESSION

Amber glass jar with black cap covered with an orange metallic box as its packaging. I don’t really like the box since it makes the product look cheap. But I find the amber glass jar makes the product looks expensive. For those who like to travel or having an active kids like me, this is quite troublesome.

I don’t really pay attention on every ingredients of my skincare so I also won’t discuss it detail here. I just know from my browsing activity about this product before decided to buy it that it contains 92% snail extracts. Imagining part of snail touch my skin is a little bit awkward at first. But since I try not to imagine anything and just try it, I find it normal now.

This product has been said hydrates, helps improve the appearance of fine lines, and helps reduce the appearance of acne scarring and blemishes. Ideal for oily and acne-prone to combination skin types.

MY THOUGHTS

I like how light the texture is (more like milky gel than cream). This product is unscented and it is definitely an added value for me.

But the cons are : i did’t see a significant impact in my skin, even after two weeks of usage, I feel my skin tend to be dryer. I have stop and reapllied it, but the same thing occurs. My skin got drier.

I think you need to add another hydrating cream after you apply this product 

RATING

🌟🌟🌟 (3/5)

REPURCHASE?

Nope. I definitely going to try another product that feels more suitable for my skin.

My Skincare Journey

Kali ini saya mau share mengenai perjalanan skincare saya dari beberapa tahun yang lalu sampai saat ini. Sebenarnya saat menginjak bangku SMA, saya memiliki masalah dengan wajah berjerawat. Berbagai produk  skincare yang beredar di pasaran sudah saya coba tapi tidak ada yang berhasil menghilangkan masalah ini.

Sampai suatu saat saya mulai masuk bangku kuliah dan pindah ke Bandung. Waktu itu saya masuk suatu pusat perbelanjaan dan mata saya tertuju dengan salah satu counter kosmetik di tempat tersebut. Ya itu adalah counter Clinique. Salah satu produk  skincare dari Amerika. Awalnya saya mencoba basic three step dari Clinique, melihat efeknya selama beberapa bulan dan setelah puas dengan hasilnya yang dapat membuat wajah saya tidak berjerawat lagi, kemudian saya hanya menggunakan satu merek ini saja untuk keseluruhan skincare routine saya.

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Karena saya biasanya cenderung loyal terhadap satu merek apabila memang sudah merasa cocok, akhirnya saya bertahan menggunakan Clinique selama hampir 11 tahun. Lantas kenapa saya menghentikan penggunaan produk ini setelah bertahan untuk tidak pindah ke lain produk selama 11 tahun? Awalnya waktu itu saya merasa kulit saya menjadi cenderung kering. Saya berpikir mungkin karena sehari-hari lebih banyak berada di ruangan ber-AC atau karena konsumsi air saya yang kurang. Tapi setelah sekian lama mencoba berbagai cara tetap saja saya mulai merasa tidak cocok dengan apapun produk Clinique (mungkin karena sudah terlalu lama menggunakan produk ini sehingga kulit sudah terlalu kebal).

Akhirnyaaa setelah lama menggunakan produk Clinique dan harus mencari yang lain, rasanya seperti sudah pacaran lama, harus putus dan pindah ke lain hati. Saya mencoba beberapa merek skincare lain. Mulai dari merek Jepang, America dan lain-lain tapi belum ada yang cocok. Sampai saya mencoba produk skincare Korea. Awalnya saya memilih produk asal negeri ginseng ini karena termakan drama-drama Korea. Takjub dengan kulit mereka yang begitu indah dan dibuktikan juga pada saat saya berkunjung ke sana, saya jatuh cinta dengan kulit orang Korea.

Saat itu saya mencoba produk Laneige seri water bank dan saya suka sekali bagaimana efek produk ini terhadap kulit saya. Saya menggunakan produk ini untuk waktu yang cukup lama sekitar dua tahun. 

Source : Google

Tapi setelah itu saya mulai tertarik untuk mencoba produk Korea lainnya dan inilah asal muasal saya suka mencoba produk-produk skincare Korea. Melalui blog ini saya juga ingin berbagi review mengenai produk-produk skincare yang pernah saya coba. Karena sebelum saya mencoba suatu produk biasanya saya sendiri juga cenderung untuk mencari review dari orang-orang yang sudah mencoba produk tersebut. Makanya saya juga ingin melakukan hal yang sama dengan orang-orang yang saya anggap sudah banyak membantu saya melalui review mereka. Untuk teman-teman yang juga punya review beberapa produk boleh lho share melalui kolom komentar. Terima kasih.