Monday, August 31, 2015

Innisfree No-Sebum BLUR PRIMER | Review

Previously, I did a review on the Innisfree No-Sebum Blur Pact - if you haven't read it, click to check it out!

And today, let's talk about the Innisfree No-Sebum Blur Primer — a primer that is designed to control sebum, cover pores and fine lines, leaving the skin with a smooth texture and bright complexion.

The main features of this product:
- smoothes out uneven pores and fine wrinkles, achieving a clear and smoother skin.

- contains natural minerals from Jeju and natural originated mint to control the oil-moisture balance of the skin, allowing the skin to remain soft and smooth, as well as allowing makeup to last longer.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Innisfree No-Sebum BLUR PACT | Review

Today, I will be doing a review on a new product from Innisfree called the "No-Sebum Blur Pact".

Last year, I did a review on Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Pact and I'm sure most of you readers are familiar with that product.

So similar to No-Sebum Mineral Pact, this No-Sebum Blur Pact is also a compact finishing powder designed to control sebum; but this creates a smooth and radiant skin texture with pore blurring effect.

The main features of this product:
- covers unevenness caused by pores and fine lines for a smooth and radiant skin texture.

- contains natural minerals from Jeju and natural originated mint to control the oil-moisture balance of the skin and make it more healthier-looking.

- comes in natural shade that provides a natural look and suited for all skin tones.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

What's In My Gym Bag | Workout Essentials

Today's post topic...

P.S.: This is a requested post, which I have delayed for four+ months. 
My apologies to the readers who requested for this :x

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Caolion Pore Original Pack Mask | Review

Caolion Pore Original Pack is a pore minimizing mask that tightens sagging and enlarged pores. It also controls sebum and improves overall skin's complexion.

It is formulated with the following active ingredients:
- Alaskan Glacial Water (0% regular distilled water) gives a refreshing cooling effects and enhanced pore tightening.
- Glacier Clay absorbs and draws away dead skin cells for translucent and clarified skin.
- Charcoal Powder that whisks away impurities, absorbs excess sebum and controls shine and grime.
- Panthenol (Vitamin B5) reinforces nature skin barrier.
- Hyaluronic acid creates long-lasting moisture barrier, leaving skin hydrated, supple and soft.
- Natural humectant retaining moisture, preventing the mask from cracking during drying.

It is free of... Alcohol, Synthetic Coloring, Synthetic Fragrances, Mineral Oil, Benzophenon, Paraben, Phenoxyethanol, Methychloroisothiazolinone, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Triethanolamine, Sulfate, Triclosan

Friday, August 21, 2015

Caolion Blackhead Steam Pore Pack | Review

Caolion Blackhead Steam Pore Pack is a pore purifying active-charcoal mask, that gives a steaming effect to deep cleanse, control sebum and exfoliate dead skin cells to improve skin complexion. It contains pure botanicals, herbs, and natural ingredients with antioxidant and nourishing properties for a smooth and clear skin.

It contains the following active ingredients:
- Charcoal Powder that removes excess sebum, impurities, and residual makeup that clog pores.

Volcanic Ash that soothes and enhances troubled skin.

- Natural Carbonated Water (0% regular distilled water) that penetrates deeply into the pores, purifies and refines the skin.

- Grain Powder delicately exfoliates dead skin cells and promotes the natural turnover of skin cells.

It is free of Paraben, Alcohol, Mineral Oil, Benzoyphenol, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Sulfate, Triclosan, Petroleum, Artificial Coloring, Fragrance

What's more, it is non-comedogenic! *bonus point hahaha~*

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Difference Between Skin Irritation and Allergy Caused By Products + TIPS

Skin irritation and allergy caused by products are often difficult to tell apart because they have similar symptoms — itchy, red, bumpy, rashes. They can occur on all skin types, especially sensitive skin.

Over the course of my acne journey, I had experienced both skin irritation and allergy for quite a number of times, so I kind of know how to differentiate them.

Today, let me briefly show you how you can tell them apart and I will also share some tips on what you should do. Take note that what I'm going to share are not professional advices; they are solely based on my experiences and opinions.

*Warning: Graphic images ahead!*

P.S.: Please kindly excuse the following low quality pictures... :x

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Essence | Review

Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Skin Care line is based on Jeju's natural advantage of having volcanic clay clusters that come with superior sebum absorption and pore care capabilities.

Fun Fact: "Jeju Volcanic Clay, known as "the gift from god" found in nature, is alkalescent; empowered with nutrients and the ability to control sebum, remove dead skin cells, eliminate blackheads and purify pores. The yield is taken from the only uncontaminated part of Jeju, making it practically free of any impurities."

Last year, I wrote reviews for most of the products from this Jeju Volcanic line, and I will list them down at the end of this post with review links attached.

Today, I will be writing the long-awaited review on Jeju Volcanic Pore Essence, which I delayed for about year because I stopped using it for awhile due to dry skin issue.

Jeju Volcanic Pore Essence is a sebum control essence enriched with jeju volcanic cluster and green complex from pure jeju island, which help to control excessive sebum, remove shine and tighten loose, sagging pores.

It has 4-Free System — Free of parabens, mineral oil, animal ingredients and colorants

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Dealing With Back Acne (PART 2): The DOs and DON'T

Acne is a very common skin problem faced by many people and it occurs when the pores in the skin become clogged by dead skin cells, oil and dirt. It does not only appears on your face, it can grow on your body as well.

Today, let's continue our talk on...

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Dealing With Back Acne (PART 1): TRUE STORY

Are you struggling with back acne?

Feeling depressed? 

Thinking of giving up on fighting acne? 

Well, you gotta read on...

I know dealing with back acne is not an easy task. It can be very frustrating because it is hard to reach and is also difficult to visualize the condition. Despite that, it is still possible to heal it. Trust me, back acne CAN get healed! Let me briefly share with you my friend's story...

My friend had been suffering from moderate back acne for over a year. Here are the BEFORE pictures on how her back acne looks: