Archive of ‘Skin, Hair & Body Care Product Reviews’ category

Missha Time Revolution Night Repair New Science Activator Ampoule Mask, 33ml, CAD$5.99

Product Review: Missha Time Revolution Night Repair New Science Activator Ampoule Mask (33ml)

Missha Time Revolution Night Repair New Science Activator Ampoule Mask is a 2-piece mask that claims to provide visible results after just one use. The line (Time Revolution) contains similar ingredients to SKII’s fermented sake, which I have yet to try (but I really want to, since it’s much cheaper than SKII). I am so far in love with the Korean face masks, which are loaded in beneficial ingredients and rich in serum (average more than 20ml per mask, versus the 18-20ml max. from Japanese brands). This mask is a dollar more expensive than the Near Skin version I just reviewed, and I had high hopes for this since the ingredients in this include Bifida, peptides, lactic acid, all known to be very good for your skin.
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Missha Near Skin Total Repairing Hydro Gel Mask, 28g, CAD$4.99

Product Review: Missha Near Skin Total Repairing Hydro Gel Mask (28g)

I have been neglecting my skin for nearly a year…between not sleeping enough and the harsh winter, my dehydrated skin needs some serious boost! My pressing concerns are the dehydration fine lines on my forehead that simply aren’t going away. I need to rescue my skin and one good way to do it, in addition to a good moisturizer, is the use of essence masks! Read more…

O HUI White Extreme Gift Set

Product Review: O HUI White Extreme Gift Set

received a lot of comments and emails regarding a good whitening line that is hydrating enough, ever since I reviewed The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang:Seol whitening line. That was when my skin was younger and started to get dehydrated and dry; now, past my mid-thirties, I need a hydrating and whitening line even more, as I want to avoid age spots and dehydration fine lines. Read more…

Utena Matomage Hair Styling Stick, 15g, US$8.50

Product Review: Utena Matomage Hair Styling Stick

I had no idea the brand Utena was still in business until I spotted this on Adambeauty.com. Years ago, when Joseibi.com was an online store, I wanted to sell Utena products because I had tried them during a trip to Japan, and for the price, I thought the quality was pretty good. It’s a drug-store level brand, but I was fond of it. Read more…

The Face Shop RICE WATER BRIGHT LIP & EYE REMOVER, 120ml, CAD$10

Product Review: The Face Shop RICE WATER BRIGHT LIP & EYE REMOVER

For those who don’t like to use cleansing oil directly on the eyes (which can be harsh especially with rubbing and tugging), a separate Lip & Eye makeup remover is a good way to gently remove your eye makeup – but only if the product does its job well (or you will end up rubbing and tugging). I have used some not-so-effective products that I ended up doing more damage wiping the gunk out of my eyes than simply using a good cleansing oil to dissolve the stubborn waterproof makeup.  Read more…

White Lucent Anti-Dark Circles Eye Cream, 15ml, US$55.00

Product Review: Shiseido White Lucent Anti-Dark Circles Eye Cream

My desperate search for an anti-dark circle eye cream led me to this. I know, I know. Nothing really works on dark circles…but after reading the two types of dark circles – hereditary (where there really is no cure) and the most common ‘brown’ dark circles that Asians tend to get, from hyperpigmentation, I decided to go for a whitening eye cream, and what better than Shiseido’s White Lucent? Read more…

Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle Correcting Eye Cream

Product Review: Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle Correcting Eye Cream

I got this as part of a gift with purchase when I bought the Laser Focus serum. It’s a generous sample with 7ml of product; and for an eye cream, this lasted me a good 3 months (and counting). Since my eyes are very sensitive to fragrance and certain ingredients, I was happy that this was gentle enough to be used directly on the eyelids and not just the eye contour area. Read more…

Clinique Repairwear Intensive Night Cream, 50ml, US$52.00

Product Review: Clinique Repairwear Intensive Night Cream

I have been using the entire Repairwear line from Clinique for the past 2-3 months, hoping to reap the maximum benefit from the same line. My main concerns are the fine lines on my forehead and freckles on my ‘apple zone’, which do not get better with age. I realize that I need to do something before hitting 40, or they may just be a permanent fixture! I have a few years left so time is running out before I find my HG anti-age skincare! Read more…

CLINIQUE
Repairwear Laser Focus, 1oz, US$47.50

Product Review: CLINIQUE Repairwear Laser Focus

I receive a lot of questions (and sorry if I don’t answer all of them) on this blog and also via email. Most of them are the same: what works on fine lines and hyperpigmentation/freckles? After all, these two are probably the most pressing concerns (besides acne) that a lot of us face, regardless of age. By now, I have used and sampled literally hundreds of different anti-age and/or whitening products.

Does any of them really work?

Well, each of these brands would promise or claim to do this, do that, erase this, erase that. But unfortunately, none of them really delivered. I have used very expensive (in the $100+ range) products that perform no better than a bottle of Olay (which, in my opinion, is a very good moisturizer, mind you, for the price). It is also easy to judge a product against its price tag and the review more or less depends on the price and the perceived value of what you get.

I have read so many good reviews on Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus that I was hopeful when I bought the 30ml/1oz version. In Canada this stuff is nearly $10 more than in US$; so I was glad that I actually bought it in the summer when I was in the US on vacation. Read more…

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