Category: Sensitive Skin



Hi gorgeous!

I’ve got some awesome products from Luxola which I’m not familiar or event heard of, so I’ve been studying, learning, trying and using it since I get back from Singapore, which is 3 weeks ago. So pretty much there’s been test drives of these samples and they were awesome!

Please do click on http://www.luzernlabs.com and learn about them, they are organic, real products that carry no parabens, preservatives, synthetic fragrances and many many other ingredients that proven bad or suspiciously bad for your skin in a short term or long run.

And after trying them one by one I was completely in to them as they proven to be so effective and good to the skin as well and unconventional. Let’s start one by one.



Pure Cleansing Gelee


Re-Balancing, Deep-Cleansing & Decongesting Soap-Free Gel Cleanser

This pure and refreshing, oil-free, sulfate-free cleanser removes surface impurities without stripping, drying or irritating. Gentle enough for delicate skin, yet dissolves every trace of makeup and dirt. For all skin types, especially normal, combination, or oily. Also great for sensitive or acne-prone skin. FORMULATED WITHOUT: – Preservatives – Parabens – Sulfates – Propylene Glycol – Synthetic Fragrances – Synthetic Dyes – Petro-Chemicals – Phthalates

Key Benefits:

benefit Offers both foam and gentle cleansing in one product

benefit Removes bad surface oil while protecting good lipids to keep skin hydrated but not oily

benefit Gentle enough to remove eye makeup. Makeup can be applied immediately after use

Key Ingredients:

key ingredient White Willow Bark Extract- Helps remove dead surface cells and acts as a natural anti-bacterial agent

key ingredient Squalane- Strengthens skin’s protective moisture barrier

key ingredient Aloe Vera and Cucumber Extract- Cools, refreshes and tones

Application: Use in the morning and evening. Squeeze a nickel size amount of cleanser into your hand and apply to damp skin. Using your fingertips, massage in an upward and outward motion. Rinse or remove with a wash cloth and pat face dry. Gentle enough to be used for extensive facial cleansing. Remove stubborn cosmetic pigment around eyes and lips. Removes makeup, debris, and dirt thoroughly.

I didn’t expect much, well for sure, I didn’t expect anything from it, yes, it’s from Swiss, one of my favorite country in the world, yes, the product look sophisticated and high tech too, seems like made with precisions, and so on, and when I looked at the gel, it was clear, no scent and doesn’t foam much. I thought it was just a bummer, since usually the one that doesn’t foam doesn’t made the skin ‘feels’ clean. This one just does it. It cleans my skin, even thou’ I’m not that brave in using it as a makeup remover all at once I did trust it as a second wash after my waterproof makeup remover, which usually I use the one that foams, like abundant of foam. This one gives me minimum foam.

The gel clean the skin like non other, it’s unique, refreshing and still kept the moist but the feeling is still clean. There are some product that claimed to clean without striping the moisture but actually just doesn’t clean well. This one actually cleanses the skin while keeping them soft and supple. My husband have an oily, angry and easily irritated skin with high sensitivity and his skin looks relaxed and calm when usually red and angry (especially during traveling). Planes causes his skin to dry and now he just got back from a business trip and his skin looks well. I’m impressed!


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Stem Cell + Advanced Peptide Triple-Action Wrinkle Eraser

Now eliminate wrinkles without toxins, lasers or injections. This triple performance treatment penetrates deeply to encourage intensive cellular repair and diminish signs of imperfection. Swiss apple stem cells, pure amino-peptides and Bio-Swiss organic Alpine extracts virtually lift away surface lines and wrinkles.

Key Benefits:

benefit Promotes firmness and elasticity around the eyes

benefit Hydrates and smooths fine lines

benefit Promotes healthy cellular renewal

benefit Cools and soothes inflammation to reduce puffiness

Key Ingredients:

key ingredient Swiss Apple Stem Cell Technology protects skin stem cells to preserve the youthfulness and vitality of your skin

key ingredient SNAP-8 + Argireline are cutting-edge peptide alternatives to popular injectables that topically target the same wrinkle formation mechanism

key ingredient Advanced Collagen Boosting Peptides firm skin by boosting the synthesis of collagen type I, III and IV

Application: Squeeze 3-5 drops into palm of hand and apply to cleansed skin AM and PM. Follow with another anti-aging/repair Serum Absolut if desired, and then with your moisturizer. If irritation occurs, discontinue use immediately.

This one definitely does it! Careful thou’ not to use it too much. I know for sure the ingredients are active or at least activates something inside our skin, I uses too much for the first 3 days and redness appears on my forehead. No, not acne, like red bump that disappears immediately 24 hours after I stopped the serum. I think next time I stick to 2 drops only or maximum 3 drops. It was really really effective. It stimulate the skin for visible hydration, smoothness and healthier skin. Again, just don’t use it too much. If you want to check whether your skin can take it or not, try bit by bit for a while, like 1-2 drops twice daily on a cleaned skin, this is a pre-serum, which used before the serum. And after around 3 days if you think your skin can take it use as suggested 2-3 drops twice daily.

I’ll keep using it as the clear thick water is just lovely and even thou’ the laughing lines are still visible, the finer one like near the eyes and on forehead are actually gets finer and finer week after week.

Since I only have the sample size, that’s all the review I can give right now for using it around 2 weeks.


La Defense SPF 30

FIVE STAR UVA Protection + MMP Inhibitors

Shield your skin from UV-light, pollution and free radicals with 100% micronized, microdispersed mineral filters. Our powerful new peptide technology prevents the sun-induced breakdown of the collagen matrix – known as matrix metalloprotease (MMP) – one of the primary causes in the development of lines and wrinkles. This lightweight, transparent formula minimizes signs of premature aging and the formation of dark spots. Suitable for even the most delicate skin. So gentle it can be used to protect the delicate eye area and skin after aesthetic/clinical procedures. FORMULATED WITHOUT: – Preservatives – Parabens – Sulfates – Propylene Glycol – Synthetic Fragrances – Synthetic Dyes – Petro-Chemicals – Phthalates

Key Benefits:

benefit Anti-UVA/UVB protection helps delay early skin aging such as wrinkle formation, reduced elasticity, skin dryness and age spots

benefit 5 STAR UVA Rated – to block the #1 cause of wrinkles: UVA light

benefit Anti-MMP (sun-induced collagen damage)

benefit Potent antioxidant, anti-pollution and strong anti-inflammatory

benefit For all skin types, including sensitive or rosacea-prone skin.

Key Ingredients:

key ingredient Zinc Oxide provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB/UVC protection

key ingredient Advanced Rice Peptides prevent MMP (UV-light breakdown of the collagen matrix), one of the primary causes in the development of lines and wrinkles

key ingredient Alpha-Lipoic Acid, Green Tea and Beta-Carotene neutralize pollution & ozone generated free radicals

Application: Apply to face, neck, and the area around the eyes evenly before sun exposure, and as needed. Do not rub excessively. Allow 20 seconds to dry before applying other products.

At first the white lotion need to be shaken inside the tube since the first thing coming out is like waters, white spots and after shaking it for a while a smooth white lotion coming out. Feels light and again with no expectation, I was in awe. The white lotion at first look, feel and seems so white on the face after application. I expect some shines and glow like conventional sun protection, this one does not. The whitish look turn into clear in a matter of minutes and looks so natural. No shines, no greasy look, it’s just so clear, yes, it is transparent. I love this product so much as it can really be use daily without the need to cover the shines (like made by other sunblocks) .

Overall, Luzern Laboratories items shown here are amazing and highly recommended to try them. And hmm, Luxola really meant it when they say all the products/brands carries in their online shops are really the one that they love and may I said kudos to them for actually proved to be searching products that’s really really good. I know for sure there’s gazillions of products out there and they seems to scoop out best things that haven’t been around in Asia yet. Wow!


All products details are from: http://www.luzernlabs.com

L’Occitane had invited us for an event specially made for the beauty bloggers. It was something green and beautiful, I love this kind of green, it is relaxing and comforting at the same time, hmm, thinking or redecorating my home and painting it soft delicate green now ^^
I’m dressed with a touch of green, dark green -.-‘ so not Angelica. Angelica is known for being an angel plan for protection. And I’m going to found out how it can help protecting us . . . from dehydration.
Ms.Sarah giving us the presentation, start from the plant itself here’s a glimpse:
During the Middle Ages in France, angelica was used for its excellent medical properties and as a herb. It was recommended for the overworked or convalescing. angelica essential oil has hydrating and toning properties, which helps restore one’s beauty.
Many stories regarding the plant which engender longevity, safeguard and yes, hydrating properties.
Angelica improves the circulation of water between vitality and hydration of the essential oil, protecting against free radical. In our polluted city, this is crucial.

 Explained the skin hydration mechanism which helps us understand what happen to the skin within. Yes, they have done their research, a thorough research.


And best of all the galore of products are presented right in front of each of us, without a single doubt, I try them on.
The cold roller ball for the eyes and the mist. Love ’em, I always into these thingy, since they can be used anytime anywhere, handy and suitable for anyone on the go. Sitting in a car where there’s jam can caused your skin to dried out (plus stress too), mist it up anytime and be hydrated, calm and happy. Ooh, and the scent too, greenly lovely.
Even their exfoliator is mild and help the hydrating process.
With its pearly glow, fresh scent and melting texture, the Angelica Exfoliating Gel instantly revitalizes lackluster skin.

Small, all-natural exfoliating particles gently remove dead skin cells and impurities, while micro-balls made of natural gum massage the skin, boosting microcirculation. Organic angelica extracts preserve natural hydration, for skin that is incredibly clean, soft, and smooth with a beautiful glow.

Doesn’t it look refreshing as I told you it is 🙂

The Angelica Hydration Face Mist instantly refreshes and hydrates the skin.

Use at any moment of the day: in the city, on an airplane, at the beach, or after exercising for an instant boost of hydration. This can also be applied to achieve a long-lasting make-up finish.

You’ve read so much so which part of this plant holds the key to hydration? The root ^__^

But you still need to see the plant to be able to locate the root, there it is the soft pale green plant called Angelica.
Some of the products by L’Occitane that proven to be a hit and just in case you’re wondering the series is suitable for anyone between around 20 to 30’s who need hydrating ASAP.
Here’s a video of my sister using the whole range in a mini facial done by L’Occitane Indonesia.
She uses the cleanser, toner, scrub, mask, lotion and moisturizer too. It was so wonderful and the scent is superbly beautiful. Instant hydration!
As always L’Occitane made sure the products comes from respectable, reputable and trustworthy source.
That’s something Mr.Olivier would put his signature on ^__^

 
Thank you L’Occitane Indonesia for having us!

We love your products

Carnellin signing off and stay tune for my next post.

All product details can be found on loccitane.com.

First of all, thank you My Konjac Sponge for the product.

I have sensitive skin and over 30 so they give me Moon Korean Ocher Facial Sponge which should be suitable for my skin. My cheek is usually dry and even dehydrated so I have to be extra careful taking care of the area. And now I think I have the solution ^__^

Details from mykonjacsponge:

USE & CARE
  • Before use, soak the sponge into warm water until the sponge is fully soft.
  • Use with or without facial cleanser and gently massage the face and body in a circular motion.
  • After use, gently press the sponge by two hands and drain the sponge. DO NOT WRING!!!  Hang it in the well – ventilated place for air drying. Re – hydrate in water before use again.
  • To sterilize the sponge, after use, you may put it in the microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds.
  • The sponge should last up to 6 months but once it starts to break down, please replace it.
After finished reading the product details let’s see how it look like.

Still not satisfy with the details and review(of course you’re not ^0^) you can watch the video of me using it.

My review:

The sponge is wonderful, friendly to the skin and I can even use it on my kid’s face, she like her face to be cleaned but most products out there are not suitable for the young. This one is. The cleanliness I feel is definitely mild, so if you want you can also add facial foam then rinse it all away. I understand this since we are used to the feeling of clean, which is squeaky clean. Does our skin need squeaky clean? Not really.

Squeaky clean actually caused by leftover products on our skin. And it’s not good. So when you use cleanser, make sure it still make your skin soft, bouncy and hydrated as it wont strip off your natural skin condition.

Would I recommend the sponge? Yes, definitely do. Perfect for gentle cleansing or normal strength cleansing when using facial foam/soap as it can be used for the body as well. To make the sponge last longer, do not wring it and always use it when it’s wet and rinse properly to keep it clean.

Enjoy this bouncy sponge y’all!

More details please read http://www.mykonjacsponge.com

As promised I will give a review for Centella, the cleanser for sensitive skin from Kiehl’s. Please do read the previous post regarding Centella: HERE.

Please do read the details I found in kiehls.co.uk:

  • This alcohol-free and lightweight cleanser effectively removes impurities.
  • Leaves skin feeling comforted & gently moisturised.
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Leaves skin feeling comforted & gently moisturised.
The PH-balanced formula cleanses skin and effectively removes makeup residue and impurities while helping to avoid the irritation common to sensitive skin. Use of this alcohol-free cleanser will leave skin feeling calm, clean, and refreshed without any sensation of tightness. Our formula is fragrance- and ideal for cleansing and soothing sensitive skin.

When you get the products, please do read the details accordingly at the back of the packaging or consult the KCR’s. They are there to help you.

Now let me do a review for this gooey clear a bit milky slime. In the direction we can use it on dry skin or damp, with or without water, so I try them all.

First with my dry hands and skin. Always use a clean hand before handling your face. The slime feels like a film that covers your face, I can see why this products is a great help for those sensitive skin, the cleanser actually enveloped the skin, I massaged it well till the whole area is covered. Then using a cotton, it will removed all the impurities from daily activity (no makeup). The skin feels like they are being pampered.

Then I try it again with damp skin and the cleanser become more slippery. No foam, suds, lathers, or even the tiniest bubble appeared. And when rinsing, it made the skin feels slippery as well. Like being covered in (again) thin film.

I must say, since my skin is normal to dry and not exactly sensitive at the moment, Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser is enough for me and love how it can clean my skin more than this one. But I can easily see myself when getting a sunburn or when sensitivity appeared this cleanser would be my best friend in the whole wide world since it protects and super gently clean the skin as well. Take note on the super gently words. But maybe we are accustomed to feeling of ‘clean’ that’s manufactured by products in the past few decade. So naturally clean, when it is clean but not ‘industrially clean’.

Clean does has many different meanings. Overall review, all of us who have daily or occasionally sensitive skin may use this products every time needed. Kids? You can use it as well for being super gentle.

Hi all!
This post is made for those suffering sensitive skin. One of my best friend who suffer a sensitive skin and funnily she will try the products AFTER I become tester. This is not a joke for people suffering sensitive skin, they are not comfortable with the situation and tester or samples are very important for them to see the first reaction that might come up. While normal skin feels nothing, they (people with sensitive skin) can feel itchy, burning sensation, redness and bumps as well.
Kiehl’s gave me some samples specifically made for sensitive skin, it’s called Centella Recovery Skin Salve (well actually Kiehl’s also gave me the cleanser, but let’s try to focus here 😀 )
Sometime my skin do feel the urge to be sensitive, redness and red bumps also appears. Many compliment my skin for being so smooth and seems like no problem. Little that they know I do have some issues as well with my skin. Normally the irritation are visible at the cheeks. Mainly it is caused by lack of hydration and other irritants from some products that exfoliate my skin.
Details by kiehls.com:

Clinically demonstrated solutions for irritated and sensitive skin.

•Clinically demonstrated to soothe and condition sensitive and temporarily irritated skin.
•Helps temporarily soothe irritated skin after at-home microdermabrasion treatments.
•An effective moisturizer for dehydrated, sensitive skin.
Kiehl’s Insider Tip: For irritated and overly sensitive skin, we also recommend Centella Skin-Calming Facial Cleanser.

 
The creamy gel feels a bit thick. I can’t feel a vivid scent from the ingredients, btw these are the ingredients:

A-lo VIR-ah
Aloe Vera is known for its soothing effect and is derived from the aloe vera plant..
HUHN-ee
Honey is the nectar produced in flowers and then collected and stored by bees. It is composed of a variety of sugars, wax, and other substances, including citric, malic, formic, and lactic acids; beta carotene; enzymes; amino acids and vitamins. It is used as an emollient in skin care and creates a watertight film, allowing skin to rehydrate itself. Moisturizing, softening, sweet and fragrant.

sen-tella aa-zee-atika

But I can definitely say something about the feeling, the sensation is smooth but a bit sting on some parts, the parts that are very dehydrated and irritated. It’s a good sting, thou’ ^___^ Like when you have a booboo and the medicine works it’s way to heal it.

As seen on the picture the redness start disappearing fast. My skin become moist and no longer ‘crying for help’. Some of the bigger bump still visible, just reduced in size, smaller bumps and redness are gone.

Overall, I am recommending this product for sensitive skin and I will try the cleanser too (will definitely keep you all posted). The feeling is comfortable and ‘covering’, like you’re going inside a fluffy, soft blanket ready to go to bed. Better explanation: Like your skin have this bubble that protect from any aggressor. You’ll understand how I feel if you try it ^__^