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. 

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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.

My Daily Skin Care Routine

I’m going to share my daily skin care routine. I’m not a beauty expert, so what I’m going to do is just sharing and hope the post could help you.
I am one of those people who believe that maintain your skin since early age is very important.
I tend to be so loyal to one brand if I do really find the significant result in my skin using that product. I have been using Clinique since my first step to enter college (around year 2000) because it could make my acne prone skin turn into a very fine skin 😘, Β and I continued to use it for 10 years. But after that I feel like my skin is getting used to it and didn’t get any great impact anymore, even my skin tend to dry and cracks. I do some research online and some people wrote that you couldn’t use the same skin care for a very long time.
Then I started to search for another skin care brand and nothing matched my skin. Either I had a red rash or just dry and cracked skin. One day, my good friend recommend me to try Laneige. Since I live in a full day aircon environment (office, car, house) then I gave it a try for the Laneige Water Bank Series and I loved it. So I continue to use it up until now (but I stil use some other brand that I already find matches my skin really well)
Here are my daily skin care routine :
Morning skin care routine :
  1. I wash my face with Laneige Foam Cleanser Moisture
  2. I continue to use Laneige Power Essential Skin Refiner. The texture is quite similar with toner for those whose more familiar with western skin care.
  3. Laneige Water Bank Essence_EX
  4. Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream_EX. Laneige also having the gel variant but since my skin tend to be drier, so i choose the cream type.
  5. Shiseido SPF 30 Sun Block
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For night skin routine is almost the same with the morning one, but I only take the sunblock out and add the Laneige Water Sleeping Pack_EX to the list, apply it after cream.
Well, those are the basic skin care I daily put on my skin. Every skin is different so the skin care product also varies due to your skin type. I have a normal to dry skin but oily in my T-Zone.
Here is the snap of the skin care product I have mentioned above.
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Feel free to ask on the comment and I would review one of this product more detail next.
Thank you for reading and hope this post would benefited all of you. 😘😘😘

[Review] Skin Care – Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Cleansing Foam

Hi, there! I am going to review the Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Cleansing Foam today. The reason I bought this product is because I want to try another Korean skin care product and I noticed that Innisfree brand famous for its natural ingredients. So I started googling, searching Innisfree cleansing foam review and decided to gave this product a shot.

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The moment I write this review, I already finished the cleanser. So I think I am eligible to write the review.
Packaging : I like the color of the packaging (combination light brown and dark brown). Like any other cleanser it comes with tube packaging, so nothing special.
Ingredient List:
Water, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Myristic Acid, PEG-32, Butylene Glycol, Potassium Hydroxide, Lauric Acid, Hydrated Silica, Lauryl Glucoside, Volcanic Ash (Jeju Scoria), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Orchid Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Disodium EDTA, Lauramide DEA, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Mannitol, Silica, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Polyquaternium-7, PEG-100 Stearate, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance

Most of Innisfree products is having 5 free system: parabens, synthetic colorants, mineral oil, animal-originated ingredients, imdazolidinyl urea. So I think this product is safe for my skin.

I have a normal to dry skin. I have had an oily skin (mostly in T-zone area) back then, but aging makes my skin normal tend to dry sometimes.

The cleanser is having a granules in it so I think it also has an exfoliant function. But the granules is very soft and disappear after we rub it to the face.
Even though this product contains of fragrance, but I like the smell. It’s very soft fragrance. For me who doesn’t like skin care with fragrance feels that the fragrance is tolerable.
And the most important is after I wash my face with this product my skin doesn’t feel stiff at all, it gives a supple feeling.
I bought this product online from http://www.koreabuys.com for only IDR 99,000 or around USD 8. So it is a value for money product.
So, would I repurchase? Yes, I will. For a USD 8 product, it has a good quality.