Review: Suisai Beauty Clear Powder


About product (referring to Amazon & ratzillacosme.com & Ensogo Deals) :
Enzyme face wash powder breaks down fat and protein on face.
Therefore removing excess sebum, dirt and keratin in pores.
Consequently, toners and etc can penetrate into the skin better.
Prevent moisture loss for brighter, smoother & pore-less skin.
No fragrance.
No coloring.

Ingredients (taken from ratzillacosme.com:
Active(s) - Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate
Other(s) - Talc, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Sodium Myristoyl Glutamate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Potassium Laurate, Carrageenan, Silk Powder, Dimethicone/methicone Copolymer, Nasturtium Officinale Extract, Soymilk Ferment Filtrate, Polyquaternium-51, Paraben, Butylene Glycol, Isostearyl Alcohol, Protease, Lipase, Lactic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide.


Brand: Kanebo
Item: Suisai Beauty Clear Powder
Content: 0.4g * 32 pieces
Country of Origin: Japan


How to use:
1. Empty 1 capsule into palm and add some water to work into a generous lather. I use half to 1 capsule-ful of water.
2. Cleanse skin for 30 seconds in circular motion (I focus more on T zones where its prone to excess sebum, blackheads and whiteheads).
3. Rinse with warm water.
*Please do patch test first if you have sensitive skin!*
   
Tiny but convenient ^^







It is supposed to lather up but since it was my first trial, I have added too much water thus it is runny and not foamy.

My face feels so clean, smooth & definitely brighter! No tight feeling too! ^^


Thoughts?
I have been trying it for approximately 2 weeks in 2015, when my skin wasn't that sensitive.
I only incorporated it to my night routine. Not every night. More like every 2 - 3 nights and especially when I have applied make up on that day or sweat after a vigorous exercise.
Since it says it deep cleanse, I was really expecting a lot!
And it did live up to its name!
Love the after cleansing effect.
Like I said, instant brighter, smoother and supple feeling.
Of course I still need to apply my toner serum and moisturizer.
I did try to use every night for my first week and I gotta admit that my cheek may a bit dry though it doesn't exactly feel dry.
So I do not advise for daily use for dry to combination skin (when I was in this skin condition last year,2015). If you do, do not skip your moisturizer and sleeping mask!!!

In 2016, my skin became more sensitive. Current skin condition is of dry to combination + sensitive.
For my recent trip to HK (6D5N), I only brought this cleanser, eye cream, toner + moisturizer.
I use it for day & night for that whole trip. There is definitely no tight feeling but only and only if there is moisturizer involved especially for my 5th or 6th day of using it....coz my nose tip slightly peels at the dry area. Overall, it is all clean and bright. Only slight peeling for the nose tip and a little bit on the forehead at the end of 5th or 6th night of using it with less application of moisturizer.

In my personal opinion, if possible, please do not use it on a daily basis if you have dry to combination skin like mine. Always and always do not skip moisturizer step and stick to hydration skin care if possible. 

Pros?
Compact and travel friendly.
Clean feeling
Instantly brightened
Instantly smoothened
Supple (NO dry feeling)

Cons?
Cannot use everyday as it may be drying.

Rating?
4/5

Repurchase?
Probably, but it is on the more expensive side. Would love to try similar powder cleanser like Fancl & Minon first.


Thanks for reading lovelies!

Review: Plotox Facial CRES Wellness

Hello lovelies!

It has been awhile since I last went for facial.
**Have a read on my first ever facial in Subang HERE**

Mom and second sis made me spent money again.
>.<"

There was a roadshow back in May, at Aeon Seremban 2.

I chose #3 & #5 ! :)

Choose any 2 for a complimentary RM30 voucher that you have to use on the spot for any products that they are selling.

I did not buy and let the voucher burn coz I just have too much stock to use.

Visited CRES Wellness for the first time on 29th May.




Procedure:

1. Fill in a form on personal details

2. Head massage & scratch
(Personally I think it is a bit rough but bearable)

3. Cleansing milk

4. Seaweed cleansing gel
(love this! So soothing and mild on skin)

5. Toner (smells like glutinous rice but I think it is seaweed)

6. Pineapple mask & scrub
(sweet & not harsh)

7. Toner

8. Softener & cold steamer
(Cold steamer works meh?)

9. Extraction & shape eyebrow
Super painful especially around cheeks area. Mix of squeezing with hands and also tool.

10. Wipe & toner

11. Plotox serum and another cooling stuff. machine infra-red like thing (like eye massager connected to a large machine with red lights at tip) for around 5 mins I think...it was also (I think) slightly warm & ticklish (for my forehead near my hair line, lol) & I think the person is afraid that she might apply too much pressure so she did not go over my full face thoroughly. Then manual massage for face and eye area. Cover eyes with eye patch. Apply base mask. Apply netting for 3 parts. Apply mask that will harden. This mask is supppppeeeerrrr dupppeeerr minty. Spear mint. Or like minyak kapak or yu yee oil that is super overwhelming. Meanwhile, she uses lemongrass massage oil for my chest, shoulders and back.

*sleep*

12. Wash away
Slight minty sting at my right eye. More wiping. It kinda went away. Thanks!


13. Treat of tea and sweets

So happy that is why I have decided to take a selfie though I am ugly with my hair up.

Since I have decided to try this facial, I have quite an expectation, ie:

At least 1 out of my two very obvious fine lines at my eyes will disappear!

Result:
Fine lines at under eyes are still there. Less visible for one of the lines ;) . Fine line at forehead is gone, good enough for my naked eyes ;)

The result is significant for my face coz I have been using doctor's cleanser and cream with minimal toner, mask, & exfoliant.

14. Follow up call for a few weeks later which is nice and thoughtful. Thank you!

Before & After Pics

Overall Face - Dull (with natural light)

To Radiant ! (Under flouroscent light)
It's hard for me to focus when I do close ups.
Right under eyes have 2 obvious fine line.

From this picture I think the two fine lines are less obvious already, but there was actually still one. Only one of the fine line was less obvious. (Please ignore my dark eye circles and etc coz it was a no-make up face)

Thought?
There is a significant reduce in fine lines especially under eyes and on forehead.
However after a few days I experience itching and slight sting effect which was told in advanced. After told to apply masks and plenty of moisturizer the itching and all reduced.
This mask is more advisable to more aged skin. For my current skin, it is said to be abit too
**good effects (less fine lines) last me a good 2-3 weeks with minimal maintenance on masks. I believe that the good effects can last longer if you do apply masks frequently to maintain the hydration of the overall face.**

Rating?
4/5
(due to the significant reduction of fine lines around my forehead and eye area)

Repurchase?
Maybe when I am older, but not for now.
Shall search for something that is more suitable for my skin condition yet alleviates/reduced the appearance of fine lines.

Review: DABO Waterful Aqua Cream

First, this was AMAZING when sis, mom and I tried the tester at Hong Kong in 2014 (full review HERE).

Pic credit to sis, Allison (visit her blog here)

Brand: Dabo
Item: Waterful Aqua Cream
Content: 120ml
Country of Origin: Korea

Ingredient (from bestmadeinkorea.com):
Water, Snail Secretion Filtrate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Plant Stem Cell Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinesis Leaf Extract, Morus Alba Bark Extract, ...

Claims (by trademe.co) :
An oil-free high-performance facial moisturizer
Contains Snail Secretion Filtrate to lock in moisture & improve skin elasticity
Blended with Chrysanthemum Indicum Callus Culture Extract to protect skin barrier
Loaded with Panax Ginseng Root to enhance skin resistance & stimulate cell regeneration
Infused with Aloe Vera for hydrating, soothing, & anti-inflammatory benefits
Unveils a softer, smoother, fresher, brighter, & younger looking complexion

Instruction:
Cleanser > Toner > Serum > DABO Moisturizer > Sleeping Mask

Experience:
I tried the tester for the first time in Hong Kong on the back of my hand, OMG, super nice and not oily!!! ^^

Pic credit to sis, Allison (visit her blog here)

In late April 2015, I have finally tried it on my face for a duration of 1 to 2 week plus--- omg, it broke me out, so I stopped immediately.

Since I quite love the texture, I have decided to go for a second trial (30th June 2015). On the second night my face was still okay. Some pimples popped out and I suspected of my late sleeping hours. It got worse so I decided to stop again.

My sisters who also bought and tried the product also experienced the breakout.
My sister skin is more on the dry side. While my skin is oily (on T zone) and combination skin.
I guess Korean moisturizers/masks are sometimes too moisturized for us who live in tropical countries (1 season place). Thus, if you really really want to try it,  please do not apply too much or you may try alternating between 2 different moisturizers.

Rating:
2/5

Repurchase:
No. Although I like the texture BUT I already gave it two trials and it broke me out. Item advisable for those with winter season.

Please Pray for my...Uterus!

Hello lovelies!
I hope June has been good for you!

Ooppsss
It's August already.
Well.

Let's rewind to 2 months back.
J U N E

I have been so hyped in May coz he have finally popped the question.
Not much surprises but with quite some coaching (funny yet annoyed coz I gotta tell him what to do/say and he fills in the blank) and mini frustration going on especially during our scout for our desired wedding bands.

Let that be another post, ok?

This post I gotta reveal something serious. Though not totally confirmmed.

On 5th June 2016, I went for a pre-marital body check up + liver and kidney test.

The nervousness built up when the doctor was doing ultrasound for my reproductive organs.

To be really honest, I was quite sure nothing was wrong as I had the three injection for the prevention of cervical cancer some years back. UNTIL, I feel that sharp pain on the left of my uterus whenever pressure was applied.

When she is done, I asked her what's wrong?
She just said that she found a prominent growth at my uterus.
My mind went blank for awhile.
She further clarified that it is a common thing among females (outta 10, 7 have it). So she said that I have nothing to be worried of (you can still have sex and have babies!) as long as there are no heavy bleeding during the first 2-3 days of period (ie. change 6-8 pads per day for the first 3 days).

I am somewhat relieved but still worried.

Later on I asked for the cause of it.
Answer: Probably high production of female hormones (ie oestrogen)

So I enquire if my bust supplements may be the cause & she said most likely as bust supplements facilitates the increasing production of oestrogen.

I guess I gotta quit these supplements and just love my small rack & my overall health. At least I can still have baby with it there.

Doctor also advised that if my referred gynae suggested for a surgery, I should turn it down as the post-surgery scar will make the future ovum harder to attach itself to the wall of the uterus.

J U L Y
Appointement with my gynecologist.
Nervous.
Scanned (like the scanner to scan for babies) my womb and nothing is seen. No growth. No nothing. Another scan was recommended but at that time I was having menses so it was postponed.

Actual day of scan was rather a positive & new experiece. No growth was found. And apparently what they scanned and labelled it as growth was actually the thickened uterine wall (ie. when my period was about to come).

Thank god!

In the end of this post, I'd like to advise those of you who are taking bust supplements like me, to not take it toooooo regularly. I would advise to go for creams and massages instead coz you never know the full ingredients list (I know, I ignored that, coz I was just too desperate for some quick result).

What ever you eat/do, please keep in mind that your overall well being is of the utmost importance. Too much anything just backfires you anyway, I mean for my case. So try something slow and steady!

P.s : do visit another doctor and do another test even if you already did 1 or 2 (if its negative) before that. Outcome may vary from 1 place to another and new things is always happening to you in every passing seconds. Always have faith and take care of yourself well!


Thanks to my readers/friends, fam & love for being there when I need it.

Signing out with positivity.
:)