With the trend of face oils pretty much in the rage, it could be painful for peeps with oily skin when it comes to experimenting with such products. After all, we have been educated that oil-based products may be too rich for our skin type.
If you belong the oily skin group, and you have been itching to play with such oils, perhaps you could take some baby steps with these two products.
(left) Clarins Double Serum and Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate
The Clarins Shaping Facial Lift is a popular product designed for Asian women to target coutouring on the face.
I have never been much of a believer of a product that makes you slimmer, or makes you look slimmer because most of my experiences with them have not been successful.
However, if we were to look at this product again, it contains plant extracts - guarana extract, zerumbet ginger and kaki extracts, as well as caffeine. Doesn’t sound too different from a skincare product that targets puffiness or tries to energize the skin.
So, I try to regard the Clarins Shaping Facial Lift as a skincare product rather than a “lifting” or “slimming” product and here are some suggestions how you could consider using it.
Pipped as “liquid energy”, the new Treatment Lotion from La Mer is described as an “energy source” to prep your skin and help it renew and soften while you continue with the rest of your skincare regimen.
This could be a replacement to your usual toner, as you could apply after cleansing, before your serum and moisturizer.
It seems that this year, there are more new BB Cream products available in the market. That is probably unsurprising, considering recent facts and figures reveal that BB Creams constitute 26% of Asian makeup business.
Similar to the review I did last year, I have rounded up and tested 5 new products from Kiehl’s, Dior Snow, VMV Hypoallergenics, Philosophy and Lancôme.
(from left) Kiehl’s Actively Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream, Dior Snow UV Shield BB Creme SPF 50 PA +++, VMV Hypoallergenics Skintangible BBBB Cream, Philosophy Be Your Best Skin Perfecting BB Cream, Lancôme Renergie CC Multi-Lift Instant Illuminating Color Corrector Cream
For those who have not read my previous post, SK-II launched the first product of its new StemPower series recently at Nuance Watson. The StemPower Moisturizer targets primary signs of skin ageing such as dryness, pores, texture, radiance and lack of firmness, and apparently enables users to feel radical firmness in 10 days.
So here’s the question everyone is asking: Did the product live up to its claims?
I don’t know how many of you are “oil rigs” but I am definitely one of them. My face is naturally oily and with the recent bout of adult acne problem that I suffered from, the oily condition kinda worsened.
I was introduced to the Kiehl’s new Ultra Facial Oil-free Collection way back in May and only started testing the collection recently now that the acne has subsided. This collection of toner, cleanser and moisturiser is best for those with oily skin without acne or large pore problems. Several skincare products in the market that promise to reduce oil ends up drying the skin. Over here, Kiehl’s tries to provide no-shine, oil-free moisture.
Recently, there have been an avalanche of whitening product launches by various beauty brands. I was told that the March-April period is the beginning of the “whitening season”, probably because summer is approaching and sun protection becomes essential.
As most of you probably know, I have been using Shiseido White Lucent series on and off for a year now. I will also share with you 2 ranges of whitening products concocted specially for Asian skin types from Clarins and Elizabeth Arden in this post.