Monday, April 29, 2013

Mandom Corp. Deep Current Facial Wash

100 g, $18 HKD

Mand. Corp is a really big Japanese brand
Price is good, quality is awesome!!
I tried their Charcoal Deep Cleansing Foam and fell in love with it!!
It's makes my face super clean and refreshing!!
This time I bought the Deep Current Facial Wash~
It contains a good amount of water, but it's not a cleansing gel~
like.. between gel and foam...
It cleanses really well yet wouldn't dry my face!
It has a light marine scent and my skin feels a little cool afterwards
I am just not quite happy with the size....
somehow 100g seems too little... 
Next time I will for sure try the other products in the line~

The complete series include....
Charcoal Facial Wash  
Deep Current Facial Wash  
Clay Facial Wash  
Green Tea Facial Wash  

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Sana Nameraka Honpo Soy Milk Lotion

150 mL, 598 yen

soy bean extracts -- moisturizing
natural collagen -- protect your skin against UV damage

milky white in color, watery emulsion, suitable for day time

Those with dry skin will probably think this one isn't moisturizing enough...
I would suggest you follow with a face cream after applying this milky lotion 

I saw a lot of good reviews for this line!

All ingredients are natural, fragrance free, non-greasy 
However, the milk lotion is different from the toner.. my skin feels sticky afterwards...
i live in Canada.. climate is cool and cold.. not humid at all.. so it really shouldn't feel sticky!!
probably because my skin is combo to oily?
so I would say this product is suitable for normal to dry skin... 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Sana Nameraka Honpo Soy Milk Rich Toner

200mL, 598 yen

The name is super long.....
I am interested in natural products lately and I've heard that soy beans provide whitening effects.
I bought the Sana Nameraka Honpo Soy Milk Rich Toner from a Phama Cosmetic store in Osaka.

Ingredients include concentrated soy bean essence, fragrance-free, non-allergic, non-oily, contains plant ingredients

Main function: provides hydration

Soy beans originate from Japan and has been known for its benefits as skincare. The main ingredient in this line is fermented soy bean, which contains a high volume of anti-oxidants. Soy beans is very similar in structure to female hormones, hence the Japanese combined technology to come up with this moisturizing soy bean line. Soy bean can increase elasticity, balance skin tone and softens your skin.

Suitable for any season, for normal to dry skin 

I've read lots of reviews before getting this product, lots of people loved it!!
The most attractive thing is that the whole product is made with natural ingredients.
It makes me feel better when I am NOT putting too much chemical cosmetics/ skincare on my face!

There toner comes in 2 types: normal and rich. I bought the rich toner cause I live in Canada and it's quite dry here...

The whole series include:- Sana Nameraka Honpo Makeup Cleansing Oil
- Sana Nameraka Honpo Makeup Cleansing Cream
- Sana Nameraka Honpo Cleansing Soap
- Sana Nameraka Honpo Makeup Cleansing Milk
- Sana Nameraka Honpo Cleansing Foam
- Sana Nameraka Honpo Scrubbing Bag
- Sana Nameraka Honpo Facial Lotion (Light Toner)
- Sana Nameraka Honpo Moisture Lotion (Rich Toner)
- Sana Nameraka Honpo Facial Milky Lotion
- Sana Nameraka Honpo Moisture Milky Lotion (Rich Lotion)
- Sana Nameraka Honpo Face Cream
- Sana Nameraka Honpo UV Make Up Base
Sana Nameraka Honpo Sheet Mask
- Sana Nameraka Honpo Body Cream

Monday, April 22, 2013

Skinfood Papaya Yogurt Mask (Wash Off)

100 g, 4900 won

I've never used a mask that makes my skin baby soft!!
it does such an awesome job moisturizing my skin!!
but.. shouldn't papaya be orange??
maybe this one is a green papaya??
I thought I bought the wrong mask.. a kiwi mask.. cause there's seed in it....

All ingredients are natural!
suitable for any skin type, including sensitive skin
It smells like honeydew and bubble gum
papaya extracts can remove dead skin cells, moisturize and softens
It is also rich in vitamins which helps balance skin tone
The packaging looks like an ice-cream cup!

wash and dry your face
massage the yogurt mask onto your skin
seeds can help exfoliate and won't melt
wait ~15 mins and wash with luke warm water
you will notice the difference RIGHT AWAY!!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Laneige Water Sleeping Pack_EX

80 mL, 25000 won

Our skin undergoes the repairing process between 12-2am.

During this time, our skin absorbs better.
That's why night cream contains more nutrients and functions to help supplement the process!
Sometimes just using a night moisturizer isn't enough... 
We wanna use a mask overnight!
Mask sheets will dry out by the time you wake up the next morning...
But.. we can use a sleeping mask!!

The Laneige Water Sleeping Mask is one of the best selling product in the brand!

It contains beta-glucan, Hunza Apricot extracts, recoverine from Chestnuts to provide deep hydration, balance skin tone and remove dead skin cells.
It also contains an aromatic essence known as "Sleepscent" to relax our minds and body

Texture is a light watery gel, light blue in color

I only use this once in awhile since I have so much skincare!

I noticed remarkable results every time I use it...
First I apply toner, then I apply a layer of sleeping pack on my skin
It absorbs super fast! By the time I go to bed, it's half absorbed!
It's not greasy at all, the next morning my face feels fully hydrated and soft
My make up goes on easily and my skin looks betterI noticed it has a magic effect of clearing and minimizing pimples
However, you need to use it ~2x/week to keep the fantastic effect

Someone suggested using it continuously for a week and your skin will become more clear and radiant

It has a very fresh scent.

The price is quite expensive... but duty free stores charge ~$15-17 USD/jar. 
When I bought it in Korea, it was 25000 won each, but 1 jar includes 4 small 20mL samples.. so it's like buy 1 get 1 free

Friday, April 5, 2013

Laneige Hydra Solution Cream

50mL, 40000 won, $350 HKD

Ingredients include tropical plant and marine extracts, which locks moisture into your skin for hours. 

Snow water has 4 functions:﹕
- balances moisture- cleanses- provides oxigen- renews your skin

Laneige products are rather pricey compared to other brands in Korea.

The texture isn't too thick.. rather acceptable.
I usually use cream during the night, but even if I use this one during the day, it isn't too sticky..
However, it kind of leaves a film on your skin.. lots of cream does that
Suitable for any skin type since it provides a lot moisture and hydration for your skin.
It improves skin texture and gives radiance if your skin became rough, dull and dehydrated due to weather changes.

It comes in a purple elegant jar with a spatula so you don't need to dip your fingers into the jar.
I start to get into the habit of using a spatula for any skincare in a jar.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Laneige Hydra Solution Essence

40mL, 40000 won, $380 HKD

Ingredients include freshly preserved Himalaya Snow water particles, vitamin and amino-acid components.

Made using nano technology, the product absorbs fast and penetrates into your skin!

The texture is a super light weight gel, non-oily, absorbs quick!
As you rub/pat it, you will see water drops that eventually melts into your skin. 
It provides great hydration! 
Be careful not to use too much or you will over hydrate your skin. 
Suitable for dry skin, but I think everyone, no matter what skin type, needs hydration.


I first started using it when I was travelling. 

After 2 days, I do see improvement!
My skin feels soft, not flakey, and it helps my foundation stay on.
The packaging is easy, clean and convenient to use.
You just need ~2 pumps for your entire face and just pat it on. 

If you use it day and night, 1 bottle of 40mL can last for about 5-6 months.
In the summer time, try leaving this in the fridge.
It feels cool when you apply it on your skin!!

The Laneige website says it can provide anti-wrinkle and whitening effect.
Since this product provides much hydration, it can reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
However, I do not see any obvious whitening effect.... 


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