For Combination Skin

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 …

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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 …

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Suncut UV Protect Gel

Japan-must-buy: Suncut UV Protect Gel

Another great product hauled directly from Japan – Suncut UV Protect Gel by Kose. If you are visiting Japan, sunscreen should be in your Japan Must-Buy List because it is significantly cheaper. You’ll also get to choose from a huge array of brands and product lines. Let’s dive straight into the pros and cons of Suncut UV Protect Gel.   …

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Kiehl's Ultra Light Daily UV Defense

Review of Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense | Great sunscreen for Pimple-prone Skin

What is the likelihood of you getting pimples breakout from using a new sunscreen product? I get it quite often. The hit rate stands at 50% (or probably higher), i.e. 1 out of 2 UV products will cause me to breakout. That’s why I was really thrilled when I discovered Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense. It is one of …

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Benefit thePOREfessional Agent Zero Shine

Review of Benefit The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine – Beware, hard work ahead!

I’ve always love Benefit’s products because their packaging is so pretty, and the products are more hits than misses. Unfortunately, I can’t say the same for Benefit’s The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine. This is a big let-down for me and the product has since sat in the forgotten corner of ‘unused beauty piles’. Yes, it is probably 95% unused. Not …

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Day 6 - Evening (VI Precision Peel)

Day 6 – VI Precision Peel | A day of freedom

This is an account of Day 6 of VI Precision Peel. Start with Day 1 story if you’ve missed it.   Morning of Day 6 (VI Precision Peel) I slept really well the previous night. Say goodbye to overnight itch. In the morning, I was rewarded with a really significant improvement – I no longer looked like a peeling monster. So, let’s just …

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Day 1 – VI Precision Peel | How painless can a peel get?

It’s time for my regular VI Precision Peel again. Let me share with you a day-by-day account of the peeling experience. Hopefully, this can help you understand the timeline of events, and plan your days better. That is, if you decide to try it too.   Why VI Precision Peel? As written in my earlier post on superficial Lactic acid peel, there are …

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Lactic acid from MUAC

Review – At-Home 40% Lactic Acid Peel (MUAC)

After spending a lot of money at local aesthetic clinics, I can’t tell you how excited I was when my overseas shipment of MUAC 40% Lactic Acid Peel arrived. MUAC stands for Makeup Artist’s Choice and is a US-based company specializing in professional cosmeceuticals, skincare and mineral makeup.  1/2 oz Lactic Acid Peel at 40% I was so eager to use it such that …

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