Sunday, December 30, 2012

Etude House Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Foam

170 mL, 6500 won

The Baking Powder series is made for people who break out and has pimples
Pores get clogged mainly because cleansing isn't done properly
Besides baking and cooking, baking powder can also be used to kill bateria
This cleansing foam can deep cleanses, exfoliates and prevents clogged pores 

I didn't buy a full size, I have a 30 mL sample, which is enough to try out the product ~~

contains bits of baking powder, can deep cleanses your pores and act as a micro scrub

smells like tangerine, the foam is fine 
















Cleansing foam are NOT for people who has dry skin.
They are more for people with normal and combination skin.
I do not suggest using it in the morning, since cleansing foams are more heavy cleansers than cleansing water/ gel.
I suggest using it after you removed your make up at night.

The whole series include:

Baking Powder Crunch Pore Scrub (7g x 24) -- 8000 wonBaking Powder BB Deep Cleansing Foam (150 mL) -- 7500 won
Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Cream (170 mL) -- 6500 won
Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Tissue (30 pieces) -- 4500 won
Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Foam (170 mL) -- 6500 won
Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Powder Wash (60 g) -- 7500 won
Baking Powder Bubble Cleansing Moist (150 mL) -- 9000 won 
Baking Powder Cleansing Foam Moist (150 mL) -- 7500 won

Friday, December 14, 2012

Laneige Professional Makeup Remover Multi Cleanser

Laneige Professional Makeup Remover Cleanser Korea
180 mL, 20000 won

I didn't buy the full size of this one, bought a gift set and got a 30mL for free, then I went and bought another 30mL one, total got 60mL~~

Contains 5 plant extracts to maintain elasticity -- orange, lemon, sugar cane, maple sugar, also bilberry, Ivy extracts, Vitamin E~

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Pink in color, a 3-in-1 multi cleanser (make up remover, face wash, peeling)
According to the descriptions, this cleanser contains fine powder to exfoliate your skin, perhaps it's too fine, I can't even feel anything.............

Laneige Professional Makeup Remover Cleanser Korea

Let's test out the kinds of make up it can remove~!! On my hands....
- Shu Uemura Foundation
- Biotherm concealer
- eyeshadow
- Clinque extreme mascara
- H2O eye liner
- Hanskin Premium BB Cream

Laneige Professional Makeup Remover Cleanser Korea

It's such a strong make up remover!! It can even remove extreme mascara ~~

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I always liked make up remover foam, this one is just perfect!!
It feels so clean and fresh!!
No need to use cleansing oil + cleansing foam anymore.... one step is fine~
I use it as a cleansing foam when I don't have make up on, but it's such a waste.... so just gonna use it as a make up remover~
Suitable for all skin types, if you use it daily, it can remove impurities in your pores, making your skin look more radiant.
Next time I go to Korea, I MUST buy a full size~

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Fancl Mild Cleansing Oil


I bought this set when I was in Osaka, 1000 yen a set, very good deal!!!
In Asia, the Fancl Mild Cleansing Oil have sold over $2.5 million bottles!!
I've read a lot of good things about this cleansing oil, so excited to finally get to try it!!!

Ingredients include white pond seed oil which can dissolve impurities within pores. 
It also contain anti-oxidants that helps to brighten your skin and protect it against environmental damages.  


I do make up on a daily basis, so I do have high expectation for cleansing oil.
If it doesn't cleanses well, impurities get left behind and your skin will have pimples, pores get clogged... skin will become sensitive... 
so cleansing is super super important!!! 




I use a separate remover for lips and eyes, but the Fancl Mild Cleansing Oil is so strong I don't have to use another remover....
It removes mascara and eyeliner without any problems!!!
Rich and thick in texture, it stays on your face for awhile, giving you enough time to massage the cleansing oil and deep cleanses your pores.
However, for waterproof make up (mascara, lipstick), I still recommend using a lip and eye make up remover. 




Removes make up and hydrates your skin at the same time, no dryness or tightness at all!!
SUPER!!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Shu Uemura High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil Advanced Formula

150 mL, $31 USD, 450 mL $67 USD

This is one of the best cleansing oils in the market! It can remove even the strongest waterproof and long lasting make up! Suitable for any skin type. The "advanced formula" was derived from the original "classic" formula. I love the original one already, so I got the new one too!! 

Ingredients:
Camellia oil - famous ingredient in Japanese products for its restorative, anti-oxidizing and moisturizing properties

Deep Sea Water - found from 200 meters under the sea, provides hydration and moisture, improves skin quality and enhances skin transparency

Ginger root extract - uses an ancient herbal formula, oil is extracted from ginger roots

Advanced hpo system - new generation hop system which combines 4 different kinds of oil to dissolve long lasting and waterproof make up

Cleansing oils are usually for people with normal or oily skin. Those with dry skin are better off with cleansing milk or cleansing cream. Some cleansing oils are more runny, whereas others are thicker in texture. I like to use the thicker cleansing oils, cause it can stay on my face longer without running everywhere. Most cleansing oils can at least remove your face make up, such as foundation, blush, highlights. Some stronger ones like the Shu Uemura cleansing oils can also remove eye and lip make up. 

Directions:
Pump 2-4 times on dry hands.
Begin massaging the oil into your face. This will remove make up, dirt and other impurities. 
Using slow and firm motions massage the oil deeply into your pores. Take time and focus on problem areas (such as your T-zone and chin). You want the oil to dissolve all your blackheads.
Add a few drops of warm water to face to emulsify (oil will turn milky white).
Rince with warm water.

As a make up remover: pump 1-2x on a cotton pad and wipe gently and thoroughly on eye areas with make up

What I like about this one is that it's super clean and takes off make up fast!! You don't need to follow up with another foamy cleanser, cause it does a really good job cleansing by itself. But if you want, you can still use a foamy cleanser to feel more clean.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

H2O Face Oasis Cleansing Water


243 mL (~$24 USD, ~$32 CDN)

For the next 2 weeks, I will be reviewing different kinds of cleansers, such as cleansing water, oil, gel, foam, washing powder, and make up remover. Cleansing is such an important step and if your cleanser doesn't do a good job, your skin suffers!!

Ingredients:
Sea Mineral Complex, Wakame, Sea Fennel, Sea Lettuce, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Provitamin B, Glycerin

Cleansing water can deliver lots of hydration to your skin! 
It's suitable for any skin type.
It can be used as a cleanser and as a make-up remover. 
I use it as a cleanser in the morning cause during this time, you skin is not so dirty and you are really only removing your night time skincare. 
You would definitely want to stay away from a strong cleanser, such as foam or washing powder. 
A strong cleanser in the morning will dry out your skin and cause tightness.

The H2O Face Oasis Cleansing Water has that face oasis smell...
it helps to balance water moisture on your skin, makes my skin fresh, soft and smooth. 
My skin feels hydrated!! feels like as if I don't need to follow with a toner after that too... 
as a make up remover, it cleanses OK... 
you still want to use something strong such as a foam cleanser after that. 
However, for mascaras and eye shadows, you are better off using an eye and lip make up remover.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tony Moly Peach Anti-Aging Hand Cream



30g, 4900 won

I bought this at Lotte Duty Free for $3 USD.
I wasn't planning to get this originally, but my boyfriend was highly attracted to it!!!
The packaging is just toooo cute!!!!

Ingredients include peach and almond extract which can ffeeeen your skin, and Adenosine for anti-aging.
The hand cream is packaged in a plastic peach container.
It also looked like those chinese birthday buns which I love!!
The smell is very peachy, can't resist at all!! and you do wanna take a bite!!

The colour is whitish pink, fine texture, fast absorbing and non-greasy
the moisture can last ~4-6 hours, however after you wash your hand, you need to reapply it

Tony Moly has a lot of products packaged in "fruits" and real objects (ice-cream or latte cups) such as 
- Tangerine Whiteninging hand Cream
- Tomatox White Magic Massage Pack
- Appletox Smooth Massage peeling Cream
- Eggpore Real Egg Jelly
- Eggpore Blackhead Out Oil Gel
- Eggpore Tightening Pack
- Latte Art Cappuccino Cream-in Scrub
- Ice Cream Snow Ffeeee Sleeping Cream

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Baviphat O2 Slimming Peeling Spray



250 mL, 8900 won

I am not exactly sure why I will think there's any relationship between peeling and slimming...
why would a peeling product help slim your body??
You basically spray this on your body (dry surface)
It comes out as a transparent liquid, gently rub on your skin in circles until you see eraser bits
They help remove your dead skin.


Ingredients include sea water which provides hydration and softness
I already have something similar for the face
I was looking for an excuse to get this, so I got it for my body...

Procedure:
After shower, dry your body. Spray this product on your skin and rub in circles gently until you see eraser bits. Keep rubbing gently for ~1 min. Rinse with water.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Shiseido Rosarium Rose Hair Pack



220 g, ~1200 yen


I bought this in Japan. 
After trying the Rose Body Lotion, I decided to try their hair pack
I can smell the elegant rose scent as soon as I opened the lid!! The smell is strong !!
However, once you applied it on your hair, the smell gets absorbed and will be lightened...
What is left on my hair is lighter than what I first smelled, which is ok...
I don't think I wanna smell very "rosy" anyways... ha ha

The color is light pink, texture is half opague
Since I am a lazy person, I use this like how I use a conditioner, but just leave it on longer... ~10 mins, these 10 mins are just enough for me to shower ~~

Normally you would wash your hair, dry it and apply the hair pack on damp hair, wrap with a towel and wait ~15 mins, this gives your hair enough time to absorb the nutrients in the hair pack, then wash off with warm water.


My hair feels so soft and smooth!!!
I've tried both moisturising and refreshing hair mask
I wouldn't say this one is moisturising.. cause it wouldn't do a lot for people with damaged or dry hair
For normal to oily hair, this would be ok... since it was made for normal to oily hair anyways

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Shiseido Rose Body Milk


200 mL, ~1200 yen

I bought this from Tokyo, regular price is 1500 yen, but I guess most cosmetic stores have a discount.. so I got it for only 1200 yen !!

The entire Rose series include:

- shampoo
- conditioner
- water mist
- hair pack
- hand cream
- eau de toilette
- essence soap
- body soap
- body milk

The most popular product is the Rose Hand Cream~~

I didn't buy this, cause I am more into Milk hand cream than Rose hand cream....

The body milk has a light rose scent, not strong at all, very attractive!!  The series consist of 6 kinds of rose:  





Ingredients also include Hyaluronic Acid (hydration) and natural plant oilTexture is light and runny, easy to absorb, non-greasy and feels cleanThis is one thing I always like about body milk, since I tend to stay away from thick and oily cream!!

I like using this after shower, the light rose scent that comes out from my body makes me feel very elegant!!  My skin is smooth and soft!! 



Thursday, November 22, 2012

Etude House Moistfull Massage Mask 3 in 1


180 mL, 7000 won

The above pic was from Google, I have two 30 mL size tubes, so didn't buy a full size

This was from the Cream + Massage mask set I bought for $9 USD  


Light pink gel, water based and thick in texture
Contains Baobab extract which provides lots of hydration, so you skin looks smooth and soft
It also has calming and soothing effects for sun tanned skin...

  
This 3 in 1 mask has 3 function:
1. massage
2. hydration mask

3. sleeping mask

1. Massage Gel
wash your face then dry, take a suitable amount, massage on your face for 2-3 mins then wash

you will feel fully hydrated and fresh! massaging onto your face helps your skin to absorb the water moisture better 

2. Hydration mask
wash your face then dry, apply a thick later onto your skin, wash after 10-15 mins
as a hydration mask, this does provide lots of hydration, but it will dry fast... skin feels sticky... I suggest using it as a sleeping mask

3. Sleeping mask
wash your face then dry, apply a thick later onto your skin, go to sleep, wash it off the next morning
good things about it is that the next day, your make up foundation goes on super easy and any pressed powder or dry powder will not be flaky at all



This 3 in 1 mask is highly interesting!!
I combined 1. and 3. together.. massaging only my face and leave on as a sleeping mask
It really feels sooo good!!!
Hydration is very important, if your skin is dry, wrinkles are easy to form!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Etude House Moistfull Cream


This is such a good deal!!
Regular price is 13000 won, I saw it in the Incheon airport for $9!!
Plus there is a free 30mL Massage Mask 30mL !!
I really can't resist ~~

Ingredients include Baobab extracts (contact Vitamin A, D, E, F, provides moisture)



The pink line has 2 kinds of Moistfull cream...
1. Whitening + Wrinkle
2. Moisture plus 


Texture is a bit thick than other water based gels I have tried...
Not easy to evaporate, easy to absorb
Suitable for dry skin

I have combination oily skin and I still like it, it really does bring lots of hydration to my skin... 
However, there's still quite a bit of oil on my face and whitening effect isn't obvious
I don't have deep wrinkles, so I can't judge rather it has good wrinkle effects
But for such a good price, I wouldn't expect it does a great job with wrinkles
Scent is a bit strong...
I suggest people with sensitive skin to first try out the tester or samples before buying
For those with dry skin, this cream is definitely a good choice! 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Etude House Moistfull Lotion


150 mL, 8500 won

This is a gentle and hydration lotion!!
Suitable for dry skin or those that in air-conditioned environment or dry living areas...
Contains lots of water moisture, non-greasy, easy to absorb
Highly satisfies my thirsty skin ~
It also contains Adansonia extracts which balances oil secretion
I love the fact that it's moisturizing yet not oily, feels very clean and fresh!!
1 bottle lasts more than 3 months


The Moistfull line consists of 4 lines
- regular (pink line)
- aloe (green line)
- collagen (orange line)
-whitening (white line)

I am desperate to try the whitening line since whitening have been my main main concern ~~

Thursday, November 15, 2012

It's Skin Power 10 Effectors (Group purchase)












Haven't done group purchases for awhile...
Recently I found a pretty good supplier!!
Good price, good feedback, fast shipping !!

Deadline:  Nov 15, 2012

Must pay by:  Nov 17, 2012

We need 30 pieces for the group purchase ~~
Price includes free shipping to Hong Kong!!

$90 HKD each (free shipping to Hong Kong) OR
$11 USD each (pay additional shipping to your country) ~~
** all items will be shipped to Hong Kong first, unless you are buying a lot, I can arrange to ship directly from Korea to your country **



Power 10 Formula VC Effector (contains Vitamin C, brightens skin, improves dullness)
Power 10 Formula CO Effector (collagen, improves firmness)
Power 10 Formula YE Effector (stimulates cell regrowth)
Power 10 Formula WH Effector (whitening)
Power 10 Formula WR Effector (wrinkles)
Power 10 Formula VE Effector (moisturizing)
Power 10 Formula PO Effector (pore reduction, oil control)
Power 10 Formula LI Effector (calms sunburnt skin)
Power 10 Formula GF Effector (deep moisturising, for dry or sensitive skin)
Power 10 Formula Q10 Effector (Q10, improves radiance and firmness)
Power 10 Formula VB Effector (contains Vitamin B6, provides hydration and oil control)

These 2 are NEW, $107 HKD each (free shipping to Hong Kong)  OR
$13 USD each (pay additional shipping to your country) ~~
Power 10 Formula Bee Propolus (antioxidants - hydration, firmness, whitening)
Power 10 Formula Syn-ake (high in proteins, sooth wrinkles and fine lines, supply nutrients and hydration)


For those interested, please email your order to koyuki.palace@gmail.com

Payment: 
I can take the following currency and have the following bank accounts. You must pay first before I do the order.
HKD - HSBC
CAD - RBC, TD, CIBC, BMO, HSBC CANADA, Coast Capital
USD - Paypal only

~~ All cosmetic reviews are below this post ~~

Etude House Moistfull Toner

150mL, 8500 won

The weather is getting try, hydration is definitely something we need!!
The Moistfull series have been a long lasting product of Etude House!!
Soothing, gentle and cool
Smells refreshing, thick texture, provides lots of hydration!!
My skin is getting dry lately and it sucks the water moisture like a sponge!!


I love the pink packaging!!

There's 3 ways you can use this:
1. mix 1 drop with BB cream or foundation to increase hydration
2. use as sheet mask, get a piece of clean sheet mask and soak it with ~15 mL of toner
3. mix it with mask powder to create a soft mask

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