Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Review: Dermalogica UltraCalming Cleanser

Dermalogica UltraCalming Cleanser 500ml

After repurchasing my 7th bottle of this cleanser, I knew it's about time for me to post this review of my all-time and STAPLE cleanser. Now, I know some of you might say " Dermalogica...again?". I know...I know, this brand seems to be not as appealing as other brands in the market. Probably one of the reasons is that it has been in the market for years and some have grown tired of hearing about this brand...again.

In all honesty, when I was first introduced to this brand, I wasn't that keen. First was the packaging. It didn't appeal to me as much as the apothecary styled bottles like Aesop or MVO. Those just automatically shout out " Buy me! Buy me!" from the shelves. Well...for this, it was like..boring and meh.

Secondly, it is expensive. I usually go for cleansers that is priced below MYR 50. Yes, I did indulged in Aesop cleansers before but paying above MYR 200 for a cleanser is way over the top for me. Because I needed to see changes on my skin, I bulked and purchased some other products when I signed up with their facial programme. Now let's look at what this product have to say...

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Do you wash your face after rinsing your shampoo?

( Image source from web )

I am not sure how many of you out there is as particular as me. My hubby says that I am slightly fussily freaky..hehe. Well, I have my reservations and here are my 2 reasons:

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Sampling: Melvita Bio-Excellence Eye Contour Gel

I receive some samples from Melvita when I made some purchases last year and this is one of them. One thing I would like to applaud Melvita is that they are generous in giving out samples to keen customers.

Product Description

This fresh, unscented Eye contour cream quickly eliminates any signs of tiredness, removes wrinkles and bags under the eyes, reduces expression lines and tones the eyelids.

Made from a combination of cornflower, camomile and orange floral waters, this gel-cream perfectly combines the softness of apricot butter and jojoba wax, the lifting effect of acacia gum arabic, the soothing vigour of Indian pennywort and the remarkable anti-wrinkle qualities of chlorella.Extremely moisturizing*, it provides a smoothing action via a highly effective aloe vera,caffeinewillow bark and phospholipid complex that leaves the skin with an intense feeling of repairing comfort.
*of the upper layers of the epidermis.

Proven effectiveness
Objectively documented test on the effectiveness of Caffeine in functional testing:
- Tightening effect: 96%
- Smoothes away wrinkles: 81%
*positive opinions expressed during a functional clinical test carried out on 20 volunteers.

ecocert Natural and Organic Cosmetic
certified by ECOCERT GREENLIFE according to ECOCERT Standard
available at http://cosmetiques.ecocert.com
99,36% of the total ingredients from natural origin
56,03% of the total ingredients from Organic Farming

Aqua [Water], Citrus Aurantium Amara Flower Distillate [Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Water]*, Aloe Barbadensis Extract [Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract]*, Glycerin, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Water*, Centaurea Cyanus Water [Centaurea Cyanus Flower Water]*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Simmondsia Chinensis Oil [Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil]*, Acacia Senegal [Acacia Senegal Gum], Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil [Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil], Xanthan Gum, Alcohol*, Sodium Benzoate, Cellulose Gum, Levulinic Acid, Hydrolyzed Rhizobian Gum, Caffeine, Sclerotium Gum, Tocopherol, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Salicylate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Lecithin, Hordeum Vulgare Extract*, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Dehydroacetic Acid, Terpineol, Linalool**, Silica.*Ingrédients issus de l'Agriculture Biologique / proceeding from Organic Farming.**Constituant naturel de l'eau florale / Natural component of floral water.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Are you washing your hair the proper way?

( Image source from web )

I am sure many of you would say "Hey, that's easy peesy. Just squirt a good amount of shampoo to the hair, add some water and wash away...". The more it lathers, the cleaner your hair will be, right? Errr...well, more suds doesn't mean it's good for you. The greater it foams means the greater SLS agents are in the products.

Ever since I started switching to more organic or natural based products, one thing I noticed is it does not lather as much as normal drug store ones. Drug store brands typically include more "bubble making" agents to create lather because we all like lathers. Foams or lathers somehow give us an assurance that all the dirt and grime are washed away.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Review: Melvita Deodorant Spray

Melvita Deodorant Spray 50ml MYR 77.00

When I heard that Melvita has landed in Malaysia, I went "Hurray!". I have heard loads about this brand, firstly being a pioneer in organic cosmetics and has grown to become one of France's leading brands of natural and organic cosmetics. Among their wide range, I was particularly interested in their beauty oils. Their oil range is pretty impressive. Because I am still loving my MVO Anti-Aging Oil, I've decided not to invest in their beauty oil range yet but their deodorant ( since I have stopped using the Moogoo deodorant ).

Product Description

Alum Stone a remarkable natural deodorant, blended with the fresh, discreet fragrances of Mint and Rose to gently and effectively prevent the development of body odour without altering the natural perspiration process.This aluminum chlorohydrate, paraben and alcohol free deodorant comes in an ultra-practical spray format. It provides a long-lasting fresh feeling whilst leaving the skin soft and soothed.
This deodorant does not stain clothes.

ecocert Natural and Organic Cosmetic
certified by ECOCERT GREENLIFE according to ECOCERT Standard
available at http://cosmetiques.ecocert.com
99,80% of the total ingredients from natural origin
50% of the total ingredients from Organic Farming

Aqua [Water], Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Fruit Water [Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Water]*, Citrus Medica Limonum Fruit Water [Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Water]*, Mentha Spicata Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract*, Potassium Alum, Levulinic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Glycerin, Sodium Levulinate, Citronellol**, Terpineol, Rosa Damascena Flower Extract*, Geraniol**. *Ingrédients issus de l’Agriculture Biologique / Ingredients from Organic Farming. **Constituants naturels de l’extrait végétal / Natural components of vegetable extract.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Review: L'occitane Fresh Face Water

L'occitane Fresh Face Water 200ml MYR 82

It seems that I have an awful lot L'occitane products, do I? In the beginning, I was a fan but started to fade off when the prices started to get increasingly pricey. That said, however, I would always go back, just to get my replenishment of my all time favourite item, which is their Shea Butter Fresh Face Water ( or known as Shea Butter Extra Gentle Cleansing Water ).

Product Description

A gentle alcohol-free makeup remover that tones skin in one step. For face, eyes and lips. It is adapted to dry skin and respects the fragility of the eye area. Tolerance dermatologically and ophtalmologically tested.

Aqua, propylene glycol, citrus aurantium amara ( bitter orange ) flower water, centaurea cyanus flower extract, pentylene glycol, sodium pca, polysorbate 20, sodium chloride, shea butter extract, glycerin, parfum,    peg 40 glyceryl cocoate, sodium coceth sulfate, chlorphenesin, methylparaben, butylphenyl methyl, propional, hexyl cinnamal, benzyl salicylate, geraniol.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Share: Breakouts=Detoxification?

( Source: personal.psu.edu )

I am questioning the title of my post and hope that you guys out there will share with me if you agree with it.
Now, you must be thinking why do I post this question? Well...here's my story.....

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