(Event) A More Natural Brushing Experience with Red Seal Natural Toothpaste

Hello loves.

What brand of toothpaste do you get for you and your family?


How many of us actually check what's in our toothpaste?
I don't know about you but I used to just go with anything until both, my hubby and I have sensitive gums, we opt for sensitive series in brands already in the market. Maybe I shall try this instead?

Its a habit for me to generalize that all toothpastes already in the market is safe since everyone is using it! I realize that its a really really WRONG assumption as it can bring more bad effects in the long run.

Do you know that the mucosal lining inside the mouth has approximately 90% absorption rate? Can you imagine how many toxic chemicals were actually absorbed throughout the many hours and years of brushing our teeth?


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About Red Seal:


From L - R :
Dr. Daniel Zuellig (Director of Cambert Malaysia), Michelle Irving (Naturopath of Endeavour Consumer Health), Mr. LB Tan (Supply Chain Director of Caring Pharmacy), Mr. YS Chong (CEO of Caring Pharmacy), Anthony Robinson (International Director of Endeavour Consumer Health), Sean Duggan (CEO of Endeavour Consumer Health), Andrew Vidler (Executive General Manager of Endeavour Consumer Health), HC Ch'ng (Procurement Director of Caring Pharmacy), JL Loo (Marketing Diirector of Caring Pharmacy), & SL Ho (General Manager of Caring Pharmacy).

Red Seal is a brand from New Zealand, since 1923. In the filed of  toothpaste, they have been serving for 34 years. They are on the quest to cut down the amount of chemicals in our toothpaste, thus enable us (consumers) to have a more natural and safer brushing experience.

Consumers nowadays (including me!) are also looking for safer alternatives, not only for themselves but also for their loved ones. We are aware of potential irritants even in the toothpaste we use. Among the potential irritants are artificial colors and flavors, triclosan, parabens, and microbeads.

Red Seal natural toothpastes replace the potential irritants / chemicals with more natural herbal extracts and essential oils like eucalyptus, aniseed, and peppermint. The combination of ingredients make the toothpaste highly alkaline (pH > 8), creating an environment discouraging the growth of bacteria.

"With 99% market share in the herbal toothpaste category in New Zealand, Red Seal has expanded from a strong base to being available in Australia, China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, across the Pacific and now in Malaysia," said Tony Robinson (International Director of Red Seal).

Key Ingredients:

Totara Oil - Totara Tree is a native tree of New Zealand; Totara Oil is a naturally occurring plant extract that comes from recycled totara. Totarol is a natural alternative to reduce bad bacteria in our mouth.
Calcium Carbonate base - it naturally rebuilds / remineralises the teeth.

Variants:

There are in total of 5 variants:
Natural Toothpaste - their Signature. It is a combination of 12 herbs & extracts to aid in remineralization and killing off the bacteria to prevent tooth decay and plaque formation. It has a mild, minty pleasant taste, suitable for the whole family!
Natural SLS Free Toothpaste - It is free of Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS). Thus, providing gentle protection on the mucuos layer. Definitely suitable for people with braces!
Baking Soda Toothpaste - Remove stains naturally, especially handy for coffee / tea drinkers. It has also been used as a natural teeth whitener.
Propolis Toothpaste - Contains 100% New Zealand bee propolis with antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Ideal for gingivitis and sensitive gums sufferers.
Kids Toothpaste - It has real banana and peach flavors! This yummy taste will sure encourage your kiddos to brush their teeth without worrying about the risk of swallowing harmful chemical! ^^

The price range for this Red Seal Natural Toothpaste is between RM18.70 - RM28.20.

Will get this for my nephew soon ^^

Have you tried any of these line? :)

From the Q&A, I think I will get this soon as its more preferred by new users ^^

Q&A Session:

One very important question a lot of you will be concerned is, "Can I just conveniently get the Natural Toothpaste for my whole family including toddlers?" The answer is, "Yes, as long as your kids don't mind the minty scent. However, if your kid prefer the Kids Toothpaste taste and desires for their own toothpaste, then get the Kids Toothpaste for them as you do not have to worry if they do swallow it accidentally." XD

Testimonials:

Miss Ana (Korean) has been working in Malaysia quite some years. She have been a loyal user for the past 2.5 years. She have been searching high and low for a suitable toothpaste for her sensitive gums. Until one day when she visited her friend in New Zealand. That time she was also moving to a more healthy (lesser chemical) skincare and also toothpaste and her health-junkie friend introduced her to Red Seal. She have been trying it awhile and persuaded her whole fam and a few friends to try. She is very happy with her choice and would recommend the propolis series!
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The proud user below is a mother of 2 boys. A pharmacist herself looks at the ingredients alot and she chooses Red Seal because she is more at ease even if her child really swallows the toothpaste. XD


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Get:
Available exclusively at Caring pharmacies nationwide!


For more info, stalk Red Seal:
Website
Facebook


Cheers,
Bee

(Review) How I Multi-Mask with ID.AZ Dermastic 5 Minute Clay Mask

Hello lovelies.

An exciting post to wrap up an awesome June 2018!

I have been playing with them for more than a month now.

Before I begin introducing to you these new clay masks that I am hooked on, hop over to my love for their premium masks last year!! Full review on their Premium Dermastic Facial Masks HERE.

If you don't already know, ID.AZ Facial Mask and Clay Mask are manufactured by ID Hospital. ID Hospital specializes in the field of Orthognathic Surgery Center, Facial Contouring Center, Eyes and Nose Surgery Center, Breast Surgery Center, Anti-aging and  Lifting Center as well as Anesthesiology and Pain Management Center. This said, I do expect a lot from them since I have wonderful experiences with their facial masks. Also, their Dermastic Facial Masks are especially beneficial for people who have just undergone a surgery or even to soothe, whiten or improve their skin concerns.

ID simply resembles ID = ID Hospital, while
AZ represents that they (ID Hospital) understands what your concerns are for your skin from A to Z.

This year they came out with clay masks.
I don't really do clay masks coz the ones I encounter usually takes a long time and is troublesome when removing them.
ID.AZ Clay Masks convinced me to use them as they are unique.
Just spare 5 minutes and then you can rinse them off! plus it is said to be effective for various skin concerns!


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Tried & Tested:

From L-R:
ID.AZ Dermastic Pore Clean Clay Mask, ID.AZ Dermastic Oil Control Clay Mask, ID.AZ Dermastic Brightening Clay Mask, ID.AZ Dermastic Hydrating Clay Mask

The nozzle allows easy dispensing and in controlling the amount I need.

Quick swatches. Wanted to do a better swatch and asked tips from a blogger friend, she recommend me to use brush which I failed to find so a better swatch will be up in next post hopefully. Forgive me!
All clay masks applies in a smooth manner. Not too runny and just nice, making application easy and not messy! ^^

Brand: ID.AZ
Item: Dermastic Clay Mask (4 Variants)
Content: 150g
Cost: RM59

FUNCTIONS:
Each colored clay masks serves different skin concerns.

On days where I am too lazy but still wanna multi-mask, I will definitely use all tubes as I have a dry to combination skin! The overall effect I get from just one session is not super obvious but enough for me to see and touch ^^
Smooth, clean and slightly brightened! ^^
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Yellow Clay helps to brighten the darkest part of my face, my forehead. Red Clay gives hydration to my cheeks leaving them soft and supple to touch. Green Clay to control my oil secretion at my T-zone while the Black Clay helps to detox or thoroughly clean my pores (I usually apply at places where my blackheads, whiteheads and acne sits).
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*Please do not apply this method if you DO NOT have combination skin like mine!*

HOW-TO:
Spread a liberal amount on dry skin and let dry for 5-10 minutes. Rinse off thoroughly with warm water and remove all residue. Use once or twice per week.

HOW I USE:
I use all tubes (if necessary) once a week, separating to two rounds of multi-masking session.
Of course, each application is different depending on how my skin was that day.

Round 1: Prepping for Important Date 

ID.AZ Dermastic Oil Control Clay Mask contains Canadian Glacier Clay, Calamine, and Avocado helps balance skin oil (especially T-zone).
For: Healthy-looking complexion.
Scent: Mild cucumber scent that is relaxing for me.
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ID.AZ Dermastic Hydrating Clay Mask contains Moroccan Lava Clay, Calamine, and Pomegranate helps in moisturizing and soothing one's skin.
For: Dry and sensitive skin. Especially helpful when I have redness or when acne visits.
Scent: Powdery-floral perfume.

Round 2: Detox and Energize

ID.AZ Dermastic Pore Clean Clay Mask contains Hawaiian Sea Silk Fermented Clay, AHA/BHA, and Charcoal soothe sensitive skin while exfoliating skin and tightening pores.
For: Sensitive skin and large pores.
Scent: Perfumey.
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ID.AZ Dermastic Brightening Clay Mask contains Amazonian White Clay, Calamine, and Vitamin C (Ascorbyl Glucoside) to revitalize & tone up one's skin.
For: Dull and tired skin.
Scent: Scentless according to my nose XD

THOUGHTS:
Packaging is simple and pretty. I like that its color coded for easy recognition.
All comes in a tube form for easy dispensing. Each tube has a unique scent (mentioned above!).
The texture makes application easy and not messy. Removal is also easy too! I like how efficient and fast ID.AZ Dermastic Clay Mask is and would definitely use it on lazy days where I need to mask!- 5 mins only, don't tell me you cannot spare that little time to care for your skin! A lazy girl like me love love this mask! Overall I do feel my pores cleaner (as I see whiteheads at the surface of my skin more!) after using the ID.AZ Dermastic Oil Control Clay Mask with an immediate follow up of the ID.AZ Dermastic Pore Clean Clay Mask after (I think it helps to clear the whiteheads already at the surface and tightens my pores somehow). Overall, all the clay masks make my skin much smoother, soft to touch and hydrated.

PROS:
Save time! (5 mins only!)
Easy to apply & wash off!
Upon application face feels cooling ^^
Make my whiteheads move up for easier extraction!
Dermatology brand (safe to use and for even sensitive skin!

CONS:
If you do not like perfume scent then I wouldn't recommend you to get the black and red ones.


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Get Them At:
Exclusively at Watsons Store nationwide, HERE (with discount!)
I also saw an ongoing promo in Watsons that say : " Free ID.AZ Brightening & Pore Clean / Hydration & Oil Control Mask with any purchase of range RM20 & above in Watsons. T&C Apply. While Stock Last.


Wanna thank you The Butterfly Project for pushing me in making better contents for you guys! <3


Cheers,
Bee

(Event) LG's Newest Store Opening at Desa Home, One Space at One City X Promotion

Hello loves!
It's been awhile and here I am sharing with you a lifestyle/electronic post.
I love love visiting electronic stores and always keep up with what's new to update my house with the hubby. This time round I am out and about with my girlfirend, Lee Yann, at Lg's newest store Grand Opening at Desa Home, One Space at One City.

You may get a variety of items just in one store, from OLED TV's, UHD, HD, and dLED TV's, sound bar, refrigerator, signature washers and Dual Cool air conditioner.

"We are committed to create a society that strives on living happily with an array of smart innovations to make their house a home," says Patrick Seow (LG Sales General Manager of LG Electronics Malaysia).

Here's me already eyeing at their washing machine. Its the LG TwinWash that allows delicate wash, separate wash as well as simultaneous wash. Will come in handy for those with babies in my opinion.

The convenient simultaneous wash is why I am attracted by it in the first place ^^


The OLED TV or sound-bar is also another thing that cannot be lack of in our lives. It has beautiful colors and the clarity! Now I would really sit in my home and watch whatever movie instead of going to the cinema XD

Trust me, you will be surprise seeing the thickness yourself!! ^^
My dad will love this!! ^^

Lastly is the super duper cool InstaView Door-in-Door refrigerator.

They say on average the fridge door is opened 79  times a day. Out of the 79 times, 68 times is to get water or milk. So the main aim of this cool InstaView Door-in-Door is to save up to 41% cold air loss while still enjoying all your favorite beverages!
"Refrigerators for a new lifestyle"


Congrats again on this collaboration grand opening of LG Electronics Malaysia & Desa Home.

As part of the grand opening, attractive promotions will be available from 22nd June - 1st July. Customers who visit the brand shop at 12pm within the promotion period will be able to participate in the HAPPY HOUR promotions for selected products, of up to 5 units*. At the same time, customers are entitled for a 1 x RM50 Petrol Gift Card for every RM1000 spent*.
*T&C apply.


Cheers,
Bee

(First Impressions) NEW Tsum Tsum Collection by Mentholatum

Hello lovelies!

How has June been for you?
If its awesome, stay awesome!
If it wasn't that great, well, I hope this news will cheer you up!!

Any Tsum Tsum fan here? :)
I am definitely a sucker for pretty and cute packaging and would totally collect it XD
But I cannot just collect it coz I wanna review for you.

Cutting the crap, lets jump right in and meet the most kawaii-looking product by Mentholatum!


It looks not only cute but also comes in fruity & floral scents.
It is also made of skin-loving ingredients for good skin.


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Tsum Tsum Collection X Mentholatum:
Consist of Facial Sheet Masks, Fruity Lip Balms, Hand Creams and Face Wash.


#1 Mentholatum Tsum Tsum Face Wash

Brand: Mentholatum
Item: Tsum Tsum Face Wash
Content: 100g
Cost: RM14.90

Pore Refining Face Wash helps minimize pores and re-balance oil using Lentil Extract for refined smooth skin. It is also formulated with Rosemary and Witch Hazel Extracts that deep cleanses and purify pores for a healthy complexion. Aloe Extract soothe and moisturize the skin while the natural orange scent lifts the user's mood and refreshes the skin at the same time. 
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Hydra and Whitening Face Wash is formulated with Arbutin and Rose Extract to help brighten and improve skin radiance for a more even skin tone. It is also enriched with moisturizing ingredients to help retain and replenish skin moisture, The natural rose scent helps to comfort the skin and relaxes user.

Both dispenses in white cream form.

Both bubbles up easily.

Thoughts:
I've used both of them a couple of times, about a week. I use the Pore Refining Face Wash in the morning and the Hydra & Whitening Face Wash at night. They do clean well and so far no breakout. Its my quick go-to when I am on a road trip or back to home town. Overall, its a very basic face wash. It reminds me of the ones I use when I'm about 12 years old XD
Definitely suitable for those who are just starting to build their own skincare routine.


#2 Mentholatum Tsum Tsum Face Mask

Brand: Mentholatum
Item: Tsum Tsum Face Mask
Content: 22ml
Cost: RM7.90

Available in 4 variants:
Rose, Lavender, Honey and Tea Tree.
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Rose (Deep Hydrating Face Mask): Consist 4 types of super moisturizing ingredients and Hyaluronic Acid to provide intense 24-hour long lasting hydration to the skin, making it more firm, supple, and smooth. Contains Wild Soybean Seed Extract & Natural Yeast Extract to help strengthen skin's natural protective barrier and smooth away roughness leaving the skin feeling velvety soft, supple, and dewy moist. This mask is suitable for dehydrated skin.
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Lavender (Soothing & Hydrating Face Mask): Consist 4 types of Hyaluronic Acid and soothing ingredients to help restore, nourish, and strengthen the skin, leaving it refreshed and energized. It also contains Lavender & Chamomile Flower Extracts to smoothen and calm irritated skin. This mask is suitable for tired & sensitive skin.
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Honey (Revitalizing Face Mask): Combines Vitamin C, Tranexamic Acid and other brightening ingredients to help deeply hydrate, soothe redness and improve skin tone, leaving the skin looking healthy and enhanced with natural radiance. Contains Natural Honey & Yeast Extract to deeply nourish and moisturize the skin. It improves skin elasticity and minimizes the appearance of fine lines over time to keep the skin looking plump and firm. It is suitable for dull skin.
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Tea Tree (Oil Controlling Face Mask): Combines Chrysanthemum Flower Extract, Houttuynia Cordata, Wild Soybean Seed and other natural ingredients to effectively control excess oil, minimize pores for a more refined and hydrated skin. It contains Hyaluronic Acid and Tea Tree Extract to help boost skin moisture retention level and oil control. It also helps to minimize the appearance of fine lines thereby keeping the skin soft and smooth. It is suitable for oily and blemish prone skin.

Which would you look forward to try?

I chose to try the Honey (Revitalizing Face Mask) as I haven't been masking a while and needs to give my skin the love and wake up it deserves. XD

A proper shot for the cuteness! Winnie the Pooh was my childhood cartoon!

Thoughts:

I was expecting a honey scent but it smells like mild citrus-y scent to me.

Its mask sheet is of a thick texture (so don't worry about being too rough as its quite sturdy) so it hugs just right but not the thin sheet that I prefer more.

Just a close up for you to see the sheet mask texture ^^

It contains clear essence that does not drip throughout application time.
After giving it some time to fully dry down, it is of a very minimal to no tackiness but a shine layer is seen. Based on the above picture, B represents Before and A as After. My face is obviously brightened and definitely more hydrated.

#3 Mentholatum Tsum Tsum Fruity Lip Balm

Brand: Mentholatum
Item: Tsum Tsum Fruity Lip Balm
Content: 3.5g
Cost: RM11.50
*Contains variant: Apple, Lime, Peach*

I did not expect the back to show the butts of each of the cute tsum tsums at the front packaging.
Ahhhh....too cute!
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All the lip balms in this collection contain Vitamin E, Argan Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil and other moisturizing ingredients that deeply hydrate and nourish the lips. The ultra-smooth and lightweight texture combined with refreshing fruity flavor (Apple, Lime or Peach) melts on your lips for lasting moisture - keeping lips soft, smooth, healthy and protected from the harsh environment and extreme weather.

Let's try this cutie now. Oh, did I tell you, upon just taking it out from its sealed paper-plastic packaging, I can already smell the sweet apple scent without the nee to uncover the cap!

This is a mini depiction of how it looks like during application.
If you have really dry lips like mine with dead skin cells sitting there, then the lip balm and shine will just sit on top of the dry lips.

I tried again for the second time with a well exfoliated lips of mine and this time it felt better.
I like the sweet apple scent.
I love the packaging!
I like that its an ok moisturizing lip balm BUT not enough for super dry lips user.
I do not like that it melts super fast as in the left picture above!
Would recommend to user with not that dry lips.
Would not recommend if you are looking for super moisturizing lip balms with lesser shine. 

#4 Mentholatum Tsum Tsum Hand Cream

Brand: Mentholatum
Item: Tsum Tsum Hand Cream
Content: 50g
Cost: RM16.90

Its opening and seal is the same like the face cleanser tubes. The opening allows easy dispensing and control the amount being dispensed. Such sweet packaging and color palette.
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Available in 3 variants: Rose, Lavender, and Jasmine.
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The hand cream contains ultra moisturizing Almond Oil and Sunflower Seed Oil as well as other moisturizing ingredients to help nourish, protect, and ensuring a more youthful looking skin. Skin feels hydrated and smooth as you massage the hand cream into your skin while the relaxing flower scent calms you after a long hectic day. Apart from the hydration, the hand cream also helps strengthen the nails thus preventing them from becoming brittle.

This round I decided to open the Lavender Hand Cream to try.
FYI, I am not a fan of lavender and never really liking it in my food but it was surprisingly pleasant to my smell senses. It was mild and I find myself reaching to it a lot. I kept asking my siblings and momma to try and they too love it. I also expected it to be oily or sticky but it wasn't anywhere near that. It dispenses in white cream. It is easily spreadable like water-ish cream and is also quickly absorbed into the skin. My hands feel more moisturized with no oiliness or tackiness but I did not observe if my nails are feeling better or not XD

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Get it at?
Watsons, AEON Wellness, Caring, and Sasa nationwide.


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Ok, my highly recommended product will be the face mask and the hand cream! ^^
If you had tried it, tell me which is your favorite! ^^


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Cheers,
Bee

(Review) Radiant, Blemish-free Skin with Hada Labo's NEW Gokujyun Blemish & Oil Control Hydrating Series

If you have been following my recent posts or IG, you may know that I have been taking a TCM prescription for a month plus for body regulation purpose. It has been extra 'heaty' on the inside thus breaking out is unavoidable!

In my Althea Bare Essentials review you will know that I broke out at Day 10 of usage due to my 'heatiness' of the TCM prescription. In short, Althea Bare Essentials are nice to use if I had a more normal skin and not breaking out. It is good to note that I will shift back to the Althea Bare Essentials series when everything has dry down & also to increase my healing and scar lightening process. ^^ 

Anyhow, there are various factors and stressors that may cause one to breakout. So it is important for you to trial and error and find the right product for your skin!


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Today I will be reviewing these two Hada Labo products that I have received in my mail this January 2018. I know. Its been a long time but I finally broke out (not happy about it XD) and I can finally put this skincare products on a test! ^^

These Blemish & Oil Control series is said to condition skin's oil production, fight blemishes, soothe redness, calm irritated skin, minimize large pores while ensuring that the skin remains fresh and dewy all day long.

Suitable for:
Oily/Blemish-prone skin


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Tried & Tested

#1: Hada Labo Blemish & Oil Control Hydrating Foaming Wash

Brand: Hada Labo
Item: Blemish & Oil Control Hydrating Foaming Wash
Content: 160ml
Cost: RM42.90

Ingredients: 
Water, Sorbitol, Lauric Acid, Myristic Acid, PEG-75, Decyl Glucoside, Potassium Hydroxide, Cocamide DEA, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, PEG-80 Sorbitan Laurate, Palmitic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Alcohol, Polyquaternium-39, Disodium EDTA, Steareth-20, Sodium Bicarbonate, Camphor, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Menthoxypropanediol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Squalane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Coix Lacryma-Jobi Ma-Yuen Seed Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Tranexamic Acid.

According to Skincarisma:
It is most suitable for dry skin user who has acne situation.
(+++) Free from fragrance, colorant, mineral oil, sulfate and paraben.
(---) Contains alcohol, potentially block pores (because of Lauric Acid, Myristic Acid, & Palmitic Acid), may irritate sensitive skin due to the strong essential oil used (of Rosemary Leaf Oil).

Claimed Function:
Hatomugi, Houttuynia Cordata, Chamomile Flower Extracts and other plant extracts fight blemishes, soothe skin irritation and restore oil-water balance of skin. Hyaluronic Acid lock, store and replenish moisture for significantly soft, smooth and supple skin. Dense and ultra fine foam that gently washes away impurities, dirt and oil without drying the skin. Skin pH balanced. Low irritation. Overall, it conditions, soothes and hydrates skin and achieve smooth, moist and radiant skin.

How-to:
Use twice a day. Moisten skin with water. Pump a generous amount of foam onto palm. Gently massage onto face, using gentle circular motions. Rinse thoroughly with water.

Packaging:
It comes in a sturdy convenient pump bottle. Also has a choker which is awesome.

Texture:
Dense & ultra fine foam that gently washes away impurities, dirt and oil without drying the skin.

Scent:
A strong herbal scent.

Thoughts:
I love how pumps are convenient in dispensing the product but would be great if it comes with a cover at the pump for total protection. I like that I do not need to lather the product first before applying to my face. I don't really prefer the strong herbal scent (may be overwhelming for some IMO). It is accompanied with the menthol cooling feel but once rinsed off, there is no cooling feeling! Face feels clean without any tight/dry feeling after rinsing off with water. After using for 1 week, I do not see much help with my acne. But I continued with another week plus my acne gel from another brand, my acne have all dried down and I will be using this alternately with my other cleanser. I will only use this cleanser when I have acne ^^

Re-purchase:
Will see how. XD

Rating:
3.5/5
(Cleansing was good but the Skincarisma rating  + the strong scent reduce the points XD)


#2: Hada Labo Blemish & Oil Control Hydrating Lotion

Brand: Hada Labo
Item: Blemish & Oil Control Hydrating Lotion
Content: 170ml
Cost: RM64.90

Ingredients:
Water, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Squalene, Triethylhexanoin, Methylparaben, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Tranexamic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Menthol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Camphor, Coix Lacryma-Jobi Ma-Yuen Seed Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract.

According to Skincarisma:
(+++) Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract soothes skin sensitivity & increases moisture content, Butylene Glycol is a powerful moisturizing agent
(---) Contains alcohol

How-to:
After Step #1, apply a sufficient amount on palms and gently pat onto skin until thoroughly absorbed. Use twice daily.

Packaging:
Their signature toner bottle.

Texture:
Watery & lightweight texture that takes awhile to be absorbed into the skin.

Scent:
It has quite a strong alcohol scent :/

Thoughts:
I personally use it as a point treatment for erupting or about to erupt pimples with a soaking cotton pad. Then only I spread a dime sized amount on my palm and pat all over my face for absorption. This helps to calm my small pimple / bumps. I also heard from famous beauty guru from Taiwan, Liu Yen, say that its ok to pour it into a spritzing bottle & spray it to better control my sebum secretion while also moisturizing my skin whenever I need it. I really wanna love you like other toners in the Hada Labo series but I just cannot stand your alcohol scent and its so far not the fastest when it comes to "drying" up my pimples. Acne/pimples takes about 3-4 days or more to really dry up so its a bit long for the impatient me. It however does not dry out my skin throughout my usage so I will only use this when fresh acne come visits me.

Re-purchase:
Not really coz of the strong alcohol scent.

Rating:
2.8/5


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Overall Thoughts:
Its a routine I will only use when my pimple/acne visit me. It has a good soothing effect which I like as you can see in my after 1 wash comparison pic. I have been incorporating these two items with my skincare routine for the past near 2 weeks. Current skincare routine are my oldies. The only downside is that the alcohol scent and content puts me off.

Have you tried it? What's your thought? :)

From the above comparison (just after 1 wash; around week 2 of usage!), there is not much a difference but is it just me or what coz I personally think that my redness is much soothed after just 1 wash.


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Hope this post is helpful to you. FYI, I did not get a usual pic of my before-after (2-week comparison pic) as I didn't think it'll work for me, but it did ^^
You may check out the Hada Labo products at ALL leading pharmacies nationwide.

Just remember, what works for me may not work for you. What works for you may not work for me. Just have fun trying out products and please do look at the ingredients to show more love for your skin!


Cheers,
Bee