Showing posts with label Skincare Tips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Skincare Tips. Show all posts

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

DOES DERMAROLLING WORK? REVIEW ON DERMAROLLER BANISH ACNE SCARS KIT-XS PEN BANISHER &VITAMIN C ELIXER


Does dermaroller work? Horrifying dermaroller from Banish Acne Scars Kit-XS Pen Bainisher and vitamin C elixer for review today?

It is not news that I have acne prone skin and have been dealing with it all my life😭.  My blog is also partly one of the reason I started blogging besides practicing my English.  I know how it feels having low confidence and had tried so many acne methods including using gross stuff (don't want to think about it now)😵.

Although I don't have terrible acne scars now, I am still left with those dented scars (pits, box scars) which no topical products can help to get rid of.  I can't afford laser since I am just a poor working class person and definitely not famous enough to get free procedure treatments.

I told myself to just live with those dents until Daisy Jing from The Acne Channel offer to send me some products from the Banish line, I was so ecstatic about it😍.


I am really grateful for it is sent all over from US. Banish products are vegan and cruelty free. I am sorry it took me more than a year for this review since I really want to know how it works.

BANISH ACNE SCARS KIT-XS PEN BANISHER
BANISH ACNE SCARS KIT-XS PEN BANISHER

BANISH ACNE SCARS KIT-XS PEN BANISHER
BANISH ACNE SCARS KIT-XS PEN BANISHER



So, here is the Banish Kit that I have received.

The kits come with Banisher, natural Vitamin C serum&container to disinfect your Banisher in it.


The Banish Kit contains:
-Vitamin C Serum
-Banisher (mine is the XS stamp pen)
-cleaning container
-storage bag.
- You need is isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) or boiling water to clean the Banisher


Banish Banisher XS stamp pen
Banish Banisher XS stamp pen

Banish Banisher XS stamp pen
Banish Banisher XS stamp pen

Banish Banisher XS stamp pen
Banish Banisher XS stamp pen

Banish Banisher XS stamp pen
Banish Banisher XS stamp pen

Banish Banisher XS stamp pen
Banish Banisher XS stamp pen

Banish Banisher XS stamp pen
Banish Banisher XS stamp pen

Banish Banisher XS stamp pen
Banish Banisher XS stamp pen

Banish Banisher XS stamp pen
Banish Banisher XS stamp pen

Banish Banisher XS stamp pen
Banish Banisher XS stamp pen

Banisher: an applicator used to apply Banish's natural Vitamin C serum

M Banisher -For people who want to brighten, improve texture of their skin&reduce the appearance of blemishes. Use once every 1-2 weeks. Once every 2 week recommended for most people. Can be used on face or body.

XS Pen Stamp-This is if you have active acne to spot treat any problem areas. Use around active pimples.
Use once every 2 weeks if you have sensitive skin, or once a week for best results. Best when combined with Vitamin C Serum.

Do not use Banisher over Active Acne.  Avoid sun exposure while using the Banisher.
Do not use when on Accutane. Consult with your dermatologist before use if you are using a prescription based acne cream or medication.


Banisher is actually a dermaroller.  It works by creating micro channels in your skin which causes skin to repair itself and build new collagen fibers and when combined with the serum; it helps reduce scarring, wrinkles, and depletion of collagen in skin. It can help fade acne scars without resorting to laser treatment. Even if you do not have acne scars, the micro channels also let your skincare products absorb much deeper into skin to increase their effectiveness.

Review:  The titanium needles are actually very fine, well made and it doesn't cause me any pain.  I do like that I can use Banish XS pen stamp around my acne scars and not on the acne itself.  This avoid puncturing the acne or cause inflammation.  The scars heals better and doesn't leave any dented scars when I use this XS stamp right after the pimples pop.  I think it is good to prevent those dented scars or keloid scars which normally happens after the pimples disappeared.  It is not for huge dented scars but works better for new scars and prevent additional acne scars.  It does help with my skin texture to be more smooth since it helps the skin to absorb serum after that.

Banish Vitamin C Serum
Banish Vitamin C Serum


Banish Vitamin C Serum
Banish Vitamin C Serum

Banish Vitamin C Serum

About:
Use our all natural Vitamin C, E, Ferulic Acid serum daily to help
-Reduce the appearance of age spots
-Reduce Appearance of Wrinkles
-Improve skin elasticity and reduce appearance of textured skin
-Firms and brightens the appearance of skin
-Reduces redness
-Relieves dry skin

This serum is:
-Vegan
-Paraben Free
-Natural
-No Preservatives

Directions: Apply 2-4 drops daily and pat onto clean skin. Best when used after the Banisher. Store in a dark cool area. 

Shelf life: 6 months Volume: 15 ml

Ingredients: 
Glycerin, 99.9% Pure Grade L-Ascorbic (Vitamin C) acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Certified Organic Filet of Aloe Vera), hamamelis virginiana extract (made from Certified Organic Witch Hazel) Ferulic Acid, Tocopherol (Vitamin E),Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Flower Water, Rosehip Oil, Grapefruit Seed Extract, citric acid.



Review: The dark glass bottle helps prevent oxidation.  Banish Vitamin C Serum has slight texture of gel.  It has the smell of rose.  I am actually allergic to the combination of rose with witch hazel but since the formulation of the ingredients is not high, it just cause me little feeling of itch. I only use it sparingly and each time of 2 to 4 drops.  It doesn't seems to absorb because the weather here has humidity of 90%.  Banish Vitamin C serum helps my skin to be smoother, nicely hydrated. less red and generally better.  The effect doesn't come instantly but after a month of usage.  It doesn't prevent acne but it works for acne scars, the skin texture and the tone of the skin.  The vitamin C is stable since 2 months passed and the vitamin C is still clear in colour =).

**Make sure you use a sunscreen and put Vitamin C serum in the fridge to lengthen the shelf life.

BANISH ACNE SCARS KIT-XS PEN BANISHER &VITAMIN C ELIXER
Banish Acne Scars Kit



Overall, I would say this Banish Acne Scars Kit is not a miracle for those looking for a One Day Miracle or get rid of acne forever without looking into your lifestyle and food😍.  I do like it that it helps to prevent acne scars, reduce existing acne scars, reduce my redness, make my skin smoother and helps with healing.  Moreover, their products are vegans, cruelty free and organic which is I think what most people are looking into.
It is just that you do need to have a clear expectation on not relying just on topical products for acne solution.  You do need to use a few products such as cleanser, sunscreen and a moisturiser to get rid of acne, protect your skin and not to undo the goodness of this Banish Acne vitamin C serum.


Product retails for,
The Starter Cleanser USD29
Vitamin C serum 15ml at USD 49
Pen Stamp USD49
Banish Kit USD75 (pen stamp+15ml vitamin C serum)

For more information, please visit Banish Acne Scars official website and Banish Acne Scars Facebook. Product is sent for my consideration. However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

REVIEW ON ALIVE:LAB MULTI ICE CREAM

Hi,

Looking for a fermented Korean brand gel moisturiser for oily skin or for summer?

How about having a look at my review on this Alive:Lab Multi Ice Cream?

Alive:Lab Multi Ice Cream is not the food ice cream but the name just makes you think it is one right?  It is a gel moisturiser made for oily skin type or for the hot season when most moisturiser just feel too heavy on the skin. I have been loving their ALIVE:Lab Centella Dressing Powder which is a great skincare item.


A little about the company: Alive Lab was established to realize all of our dream - making clean, healthy and bright skin. We do our best to protect sensitive and pure skin using natural, but powerful ingredients.


Alive:Lab Multi Ice Cream
Alive:Lab Multi Ice Cream

Alive:Lab Multi Ice Cream
Alive:Lab Multi Ice Cream

Alive:Lab Multi Ice Cream
Alive:Lab Multi Ice Cream

Alive:Lab Multi Ice Cream
Alive:Lab Multi Ice Cream

Alive:Lab Multi Ice Cream
Alive:Lab Multi Ice Cream

Alive:Lab Multi Ice Cream
Alive:Lab Multi Ice Cream

Alive:Lab Multi Ice Cream
Alive:Lab Multi Ice Cream

Alive:Lab Multi Ice Cream
Alive:Lab Multi Ice Cream

Alive:Lab Multi Ice Cream
Alive:Lab Multi Ice Cream

Alive:Lab Multi Ice Cream
Alive:Lab Multi Ice Cream
This is with the thin transparent plastic lid.

Alive:Lab Multi Ice Cream
Alive:Lab Multi Ice Cream
Here is the texture
Alive:Lab Multi Ice Cream
Alive:Lab Multi Ice Cream

Alive:Lab Multi Ice Cream
Alive:Lab Multi Ice Cream

ALIVE:LAB Multi ICE Cream

Description:
Cool down the skin heated by troubles and UV rays.  Heat from skin troubles may cool down thanks to this Cream!
It controls heat of skin thanks to its Canadian Glacail Milk.
You can use it with Centella and Lemon Powder.
It makes your skin moist and healthy as it is formulated with Galactomyces.

Usage suggestion:
After washing face, after toner and apply it gently according to the skin texture.

Active Ingredients:
Canadian glacial milk : skin cooling
Galactomyces ferment filtrate : skin nourishment

Ingredients:
Glacial water, Glycerin, Dipropylene glycol, Beta-Glucan, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Niacinamide, 1,2-Hexanediol, vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, Polyacrylate-13, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Squalane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carbomer, Arginine, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/ VP Copolymer, Allantoin, Xanthan Gum, Adenosine, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Hydrogenated lecithin, Octyldodecanol, Capryl glycol, Purified Water, Green Tea, Galactomise fermented filtrate, Perfume



Alive:Lab Multi Ice Cream has really nice packaging. It also comes with a spatula to take the product out from the jar.  Inside the jar is a thin plastic lid which explains the reason that it can't hold the spatula.


The beneficial ingredients are:

Polyacrylate-13 with the ability to absorb as much as 200 to 300 times its mass in water so your skin gets all the hydration it needs.  Beta glucan is used for dermatitis, eczema, wrinkles, bedsores, wounds, burns, diabetic ulcers, and radiation burns.

Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate (GFF) which is a popular fermented ingredient is used as a moisturizing agent in cosmetics. It is provides antioxidant effects in human skin cells.  

Allantoin skin-soothing and skin-conditioning agent

Squalane is a popular great ingredients that moisturise the skin but it isn't clogging/

Niacinamide is already a popular ingredients known for brightening and helping the skin with healing.

Hydrogenated lecithin is a skin restoring ingredient which helps to reduce flakes and restore suppleness.


Alive:Lab Multi Ice Cream contains ferments such as beta glucan and Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate (GFF) so if you have fungal acne, it is not recommended.


Alive:Lab Multi Ice Cream has the texture of a light gel which melts into watery liquid upon application on the skin and doesn't sting or irritate my skin. It leaves a slight glowing look if you pat it well into the skin.  Make sure to pat the cream well onto the skin unless you enjoy the 'wet' look on the skin.  The floral scent doesn't last that long on the skin since it disappeared once it dries up.  It does moisturise my skin and keep it hydrated without feeling greasy for more than eight hours.

As for the cooling feeling, it really depends on the temperature of your skin. I have tried it when my skin is flushing red so I can feel the slight cooling feeling for a few seconds.  There is no cooling feeling when my skin is on the normal temperature.

I think the huge jar can last me some time. I am just a bit lazy when it comes in jar since I have to decant it into another smaller jar for fear of contamination.

Overall, Alive:Lab Multi Ice Cream is a nice gel moisturiser that is able to seal in all the products onto your skin so it works really great as night cream for combination or oily skin type.  It is also a nice addition of fermented, moisturising and is water based moisturiser.  Just do not expect this to get rid of acne since there isn't any 'strong' acne buster ingredients in there.


Product retails for
Alivelab Multi Ice Cream moisturiser 100ml USD16
Made in Korea.

For more information, please visit Alive-Lab official website. Product is sent for my consideration. However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.

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Saturday, 10 June 2017

UNBOXING ALTHEA X WITHSHYAN NAIL IT BOX

Hi,

To Kbeauty nail trend lovers, I am sure you would like to try some of their nail products too without breaking your bank.  I really love their nail arts which is really unique and pretty.

So, when I saw that Althea was looking for people to review WithShyan Nail It Box and got selected, I was really aesthetic because this is my first time trying out Korean nail products.

Besides, this limited  WithShyan Nail It Box is just such a great value nails value box.  The individual product combined in this box cost RM448.  This box is only cost RM93 which is 79% discounted which is really awesome.  Althea has limited edition box that has great discounts and always sold out fast so get yours while you can.

So here is an unboxing of Althea X Withshyan Nail It Box.

withshyan is a Korean brand that made lots of affordable nail products. Their products are not just limited to classic nail polish. They do have gel nail polishes, stickers, glitter, stones and nail care. Basically everything you will need for a professional at home nail art effect.




Althea X Withshyan nail it box
Althea X Withshyan Nail it Box

Althea X Withshyannail it box
Althea X Withshyan nail it box
 Everything in Althea X WithShyan Nail It box
Althea X Withshyan nail it box
Withshyan nail remover
 No, it won't make your nail disappeared. It is just the Korean direct translation is nail remover. XD

Althea X Withshyan nail it box
Withshyan favourite nail art sticker

Althea X Withshyan nail it box
Withshyan sponge and ruby pusher

Althea X Withshyan nail it box
Withshyan genie sticker

Althea X Withshyan nail it box
Withshyan genie sticker

Althea X Withshyan nail it box
Withshyan paper file

Althea X Withshyan nail it box
Withshyan toe separators


Inside the box there are 21 nail products.  9 nail lacquer/nail polishes, filler base, UV gel nail top coat, nail polish remover, peel off, paper file, ruby pusher, paper nail file, nail art sponge, toe separators,1 genie sticker and 3 random favourite stickers.


List of Withshyan nail polish colours:
Honeymoon is a bright red color with fine black glitters.
Bouquet is a really pretty soft glittery pink. The most popular colour for bridal nails.
Spring golden bell is a bright yellow.
Mango is a bright light orange.
Reddish purple is a purple with pink undertone to it.
Geranium is a bright red colour with orange. 
Green Latte is a yellowish light green.
Green Leaf is a dark green.
Lapis Lazuli is a deep bright blue.


I really like  Withshyan Nail It Box since it allows me to do a lot of nail art and patterns.

Spring golden bell, Mango, Honeymoon, Reddish purple, Geranium, Bouquet, Green Latte, Green Leaf, Lapis Lazuli.  The nail polishes are really vibrant, smooth and dry fast.  The colours are just perfect for this summer given that pastel goes well with the this year fashion trends. Their nail products are of good quality and definitely worth the money.

What I really like from this box is the peel off which you can use to create a lot of patterns on the nail. This make it a lot easier to do nail art on the other hand using my non dominant hands. I think many of you can understand that it is really a struggle to just apply nail polish using our non dominant hand.

The top cot is really great to create the gel nail polish look. Apply it on top for the gel nail effect look which is really nice.

Overall, Withshyan Nail It Box is a great box to get and I love every products inside this box.  I will probably do more nail art design in the future.


Lastly, bonus picture.

Korean inspired negative space fruit nail art design
Korean inspired negative space fruit nail art design


I did a nail tutorial for Korean summer fruit nail watermelon with products in the Withshyan so check out HERE.

 
Product retails for
Althea X With Shyan Nail It Box  at RM93 (original price at RM448)
Made in Korea.

RM20 off for your first order, and I'll get RM20 HERE
For more information, please visit Althea official website, Althea Instagram, Althea Facebook and With Shyan website.  Product is courtesy of Butterfly project . However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.

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Monday, 29 May 2017

REVIEW ON ALIVE:LAB CENTELLA DRESSING POWDER

Hi fellow acne prone skin,

Do you feel that it is frustrating to deal with acne or sudden breakouts?  If you do, then I am sure you understand that I am always willing to try product to deal with it.  Besides, it has been sometime since I reviewed Korean product for acne prone skin.  One being the Chica Y Chico Tota 3.0 that contain centella asiatica. So, here is , Alivelab Centella Dressing Powder which just made its appearance in early 2017.

ALIVE:LAB Centella Dressing Powder is a product that I have been using for more than three weeks.


ALIVE:LAB Centella Dressing Powder
ALIVE:LAB Centella Dressing Powder
ALIVE:LAB Centella Dressing Powder
ALIVE:LAB Centella Dressing Powder

ALIVE:LAB Centella Dressing Powder
ALIVE:LAB Centella Dressing Powder

ALIVE:LAB Centella Dressing Powder
ALIVE:LAB Centella Dressing Powder



ALIVE:LAB Centella Dressing Powder
ALIVE:LAB Centella Dressing Powder

ALIVE:LAB Centella Dressing Powder
ALIVE:LAB Centella Dressing Powder


ALIVE:LAB Centella Dressing Powder
ALIVE:LAB Centella Dressing Powder
ALIVE:LAB Centella Dressing Powder
ALIVE:LAB Centella Dressing Powder
ALIVE:LAB Centella Dressing Powder
ALIVE:LAB Centella Dressing Powder

ALIVE:LAB Centella Dressing Powder
ALIVE:LAB Centella Dressing Powder

ALIVE:LAB Centella Dressing Powder
ALIVE:LAB Centella Dressing Powder
ALIVE:LAB Centella Dressing Powder


Features
Make trouble care easy-breezy with the Centella Dressing Powder.
Formulated with asiaticoside and zinc oxide as key ingredients, the Centella Dressing Powder is designed to relieve stress and help soothe the skin from break outs in a non-irritating way.

Ingredients:
Zinc Oxide, Silica, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid, Madecassic Acid, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Azelaic Acid, Panthenol

Directions : take some powder out in the stage of skin care after washing the face in the morning/evening, gently sprinkle it focusing on the spots where troubles are.


ALIVE:LAB Centella Dressing Powder
ALIVE:LAB Centella Dressing Powder

ALIVE:LAB Centella Dressing Powder
ALIVE:LAB Centella Dressing Powder

ALIVE:LAB Centella Dressing Powder comes in a 8ml plastic blue bottle which I really like.  It is very light and easy to carry around.  The ingredient list is short and contains all the ingredients that my skin love.

It contains zinc oxide which is calming and healing to acne prone skin. Zinc oxide is presented in products for diaper rash, eczema, barrier cream,calamine cream, antiseptic ointment and in anti dandruff shampoo.  My skin just love zinc oxide. However, if you have problem with zinc, better avoid it.

Another ingredients presented in this ALIVE:LAB Centella Dressing Powder is centella asiatica which is always work gently to calm my angry pimples and red skin.  Centella asiatica is another ingredient for acne that I really love for my acne prone skin and recommend for those with sensitive acne prone skin that can't handle stronger ingredients such as AHA, BHA or retinol.  Dipotassium Glycyrrhizinate is used as skin conditioning agent with anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory properties. A new ingredient that I haven't try before is azelaic acid which is used to treat acne and it is really gentle. Panthenol is an vitamin B5 which is really great is moisturising wounded skin without clogging the pores since it quickly oxidised to pantothenic acid.


ALIVE:LAB Centella Dressing Powder is gentle to my acne prone skin and does help to calm my angry skin in a matter of days. It doesn't sting, burn or cause any pain.  There isn't any scent at all.  I admit that I like it and always reach for this product at night.

The best way is to use it in a form of white paste.  I also use it as spot treatment (neem powder, a drop of tea tree oil, centella water).  It doesn't work on those red acne scars but it can lessen the redness on the skin.  It won't stick on dry skin so use it as spot treatment with some toner or cream.  I also add a little to my sunscreen to protect my skin since zinc oxide does offer sunscreen protection. I didn't use it with cleanser because it is such as waste because it won't stay on my skin for more than a minute.

So, here is the thing, I can only use it at night or when I don't need to go out.  The white powder has a white cast since we need to use 1:1 ratio so that it is a white paste for it to be effective on healing the acne. Try to use a non clogging cream with the centella powder since if it is just water, that area will crust over and looks really flaky or dry. Another things if you apply a lot ALIVE:LAB Centella Dressing Powder, you will need a cleanser or konjac sponge to remove the white cast of the zinc oxide in the morning.

Overall, ALIVE:LAB Centella Dressing Powder is a great very gentle acne product to heal the skin and reduce the redness on the skin.  If your skin is sensitive and find that AHA, BHA or retinols irritate your skin, do look into this Alive Centella Dressing Powder.



Product retails for
ALIVE:LAB Centella Dressing Powder 8ml USD9.90
Made in Korea

For more information, please visit Alive Lab official website and Wishtrend. Product is sent for my consideration. However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.


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