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Freshel Moisture Lotion

Freshel Moisture Lotion almost became my holy grail toner

  My current favorite toner is Freshel Moisture Lotion and I can totally see myself emptying it. In fact, it’s already half-depleted by the time this review is out. Liking a toner came as a surprise to me because I’d stopped using toner religiously for quite a while. I didn’t appreciate that most toners these days gravitate towards being moisturizing than refreshing. As such, their texture can sometimes be slippery or sticky and obviously, that’s not what I …

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Aqualabel Jelly Essence

Review | Shiseido Aqualabel Jelly Essence a 4-in-1 essence? It depends

  “Shiseido Aqualabel Jelly Essence a 4-in-1 essence? Don’t count on it.” That was the original title of my draft based on my usage a couple of months ago. Today, I have to rewrite the entire post. Here’s why. A 4-in-1 Essence, but only during Hot Climate Shiseido Aqualabel Jelly Essence was marketed as a product that replaces 1) Astringent, 2) Lotion, 3) Serum and 4) Emulsion. When I tried this product earlier this year, I thought …

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Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner

Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner | Is it worth the buck?

  Woah…this smells like Chrysanthemum tea. That was my immediate thought after using Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner for the first time. Now, I didn’t know I was paying $58 for something that smells like a traditional cup of Chinese tea, something so familiar since I’ve been drinking it since young. How exciting (yeah, right)!  Since it is alcohol-free and comes with ‘herbal extract’, maybe Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner would work better than other toners? Its marketing …

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Shiseido Aqua Label White-up Lotion S

Shiseido AquaLabel White Up Lotion S | Good Basic Toner

  What makes a good toner? To me, a good toner is one that removes excess impurities, tightens the pores while softening the skin at the same time. If you are looking for a toner that does the above, Shiseido AquaLabel White Up Lotion S fits the bill. Shiseido AquaLabel White Up Lotion comes in different version – S (Light) and R (Moisturizing). The one labeled with ‘S’ is meant for those with normal to combination skin …

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