All posts tagged: serum

Unboxing: BDJ March 2015 (A Pond’s Exclusive)

Before March ends, I’ll go ahead and share this box I got from BDJ a few weeks ago! Following their last, Kawaii Must-Haves box, BDJ’s March box* is larger than usual. If the header photo didn’t already give it away… the box is a Pond’s exclusive! I remember Pond’s as my first facial wash choice when I was a young’n and although I haven’t tried their famous cold cream, everyone I know—and their mother!—swears by it as a makeup remover. I don’t have strong feelings for Pond’s as a brand—I kind of find the “Flawless White” campaign kind of damaging, but maybe that’s partly because I am not the biggest fan of Toni Gonzaga. I guess that’s neither here nor there. Advertisements

Take Two: iSOi Bulgarian Rose Blemish Care Serum*

Here’s another item I’ve already received previously, the iSOi Bulgarian Rose Blemish Care Serum*! To recap, here’s the product description from EC21: Concept: Intensive, quick and effective anti-spot care Improvement of uneven skin tone, blemishes and pigmentation (whitening function): While it fills sunken area with moisture, arbutin and natural vitamins from Bulgarian rose oil, as whitening agents, even out and clear up red skin tone. Quick and gentle soothing serum (anti-trouble care): Natural anti-trouble ingredients including centella asiatica prevent clogged pores and quickly calm sensitive skin. Continuous supply of moisture (24 hour-lasting skin hydration): Ultra fine rose oil having superior skin penetration and natural skin hydrating ingredients deep penetrate through the skin and keep it soft and supple for 24 hours and increase the skin’s own regenerative power by strengthening the skin barrier. How to Use: After using a tonic, apply 1-2 pumps evenly to the skin and gently pat onto face until absorbed. The serum is formulated without parabens, synthetic colors and fragrance, PEGs, mineral oils, propylene glycoli, silicones, and EDTA Cinnamate. You can …

First Impressions: iSOi Bulgarian Rose Blemish Care Serum*

The iSOi Bulgarian Rose Blemish Care Serum* was another skin care item that came in my last BNT box. Fun Fact: iSOi stands for “I’m SO Intelligent.” Here’s a product description I got from EC21: Concept: Intensive, quick and effective anti-spot care — Improvement of uneven skin tone, blemishes and pigmentation (whitening function) While it fills sunken area with moisture, arbutin and natural vitamins from Bulgarian rose oil, as whitening agents, even out and clear up red skin tone. — Quick and gentle soothing serum (anti-trouble care) Natural anti-trouble ingredients including centella asiatica prevent clogged pores and quickly calm sensitive skin. — Continuous supply of moisture (24 hour-lasting skin hydration) Ultra fine rose oil having superior skin penetration and natural skin hydrating ingredients deep penetrate through the skin and keep it soft and supple for 24 hours and increase the skin’s own regenerative power by strengthening the skin barrier. How to Use: After using a tonic, apply 1-2 pumps evenly to the skin and gently pat onto face until absorbed. I haven’t tested this out …

BRTC Jasmine Whipping Essence*

Today’s bnt girls review comes in the form of the BRTC Jasmine Whipping Essence, which is the second step of the Jasmine Moist System. I only have this to try out for you, and based on the information sheet it comes with, it goes on before your makeup. The Jasmine Water System is perfect for “soft, bright skin” and you must use it if: — your skin is so dry that it can’t hold makeup on for long — your skin looks rough and bumpy — your skin looks dull and lifeless — you want to add a nice dewy glow to your skin It’s meant for dry, rough skin and features, obviously, the jasmine flower for aromatherapeutic purposes. “Blue Phyto Complex is added to hydrate skin and relieve itchiness from dry weather and internal/external stress, promoting a soft, supple complexion.” Phew! The Jasmine 3D Whipping Essence is a dual-layered whipped serum for soft skin. The literature it comes with says that it serves to add a nice dewy glow to your skin for a …

Unboxing & First Impressions: Le Métier de Beauté Beauty Vault VIP October 2013 Box

Inside Le Métier de Beauté’s Beauty Vault VIP box for October is a skincare item: the Peau Vierge Complexion Serum & Dark Spot Corrector. I wasn’t planning on using this because I just read the “dark spot corrector” part, but thank the Lord for accompanying literature. A while back, LMdB challenged beauty lovers to use their Dark Spot Corrector for 28 days with a promise to deliver visible results. I don’t really have a problem with dark spots, but I do have some skin issues that I wanted to take care of. “Just what your skin ordered; a complexion pick-me-up created to energize your skin. It is an all over Complexion Serum, an Anti-Aging Treatment, Skin Tone and Texture Rebuilder, and Dark Spot Repair Cream.” I think that’s A LOT to promise, and when that happens, I tend to lower my expectations because there are things that can’t be that good. Aside from a “dark spot corrector,” this serum claims to improve skin complexion, be an anti-wrinkle and fine line treatment, rebuild/even out skin tone …

Deep Clean Detox: Aesop’s Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque & Antioxidant Serum

The first Aesop product I used was the Parsley Seed Antioxidant Serum and it was a great product, though nothing really exceptional in my opinion. I bought this, the Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque, a few months later when I spotted it in Japan. I was so happy! When I first used it, I didn’t notice anything drastic, so I didn’t really incorporate it in my regular routine. It wasn’t until I started getting tiny pimple breakouts (as in, a smattering of literal tiny pimples) that I began to see a difference. After using this mask—or lol, should I say masque?—I noticed a significant change in the clarity of my skin. My current skin care routine does keep the pimples at bay, but I owe it to this mask for getting rid of the plague of little dots on my face, particularly situated around my forehead area. If you’re unfamiliar with masks, you just basically use them every couple of days, or even weeks. It’s not something you should do everyday, though I can’t really tell …