22 Apr 2018

Recommending 8 Sunscreen Alternatives for Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence

I was asked this question many times - what are the alternatives for Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence if I cannot get it in my countries (for whatever reasons), or if I happen to dislike its 2017 reformulation?

So in today's review, I have compiled a list of 8 sunscreen alternatives for those of you who love Biore sunscreen (its texture especially!) but cannot get it or use it for whatever reasons!

Here are the 8 sunscreens that I will mention below:

  • A'pieu Pure Block Aqua Sun Gel SPF50+ PA+++
  • Hada Labo Perfect UV Gel SPF50+ PA++++
  • Kiss Me Sunkiller Perfect Water Essence SPF50+ PA++++
  • Kose Sekkisei Sun Protect Essence Gel SPF50+/PA++++
  • Laneige Aqua Sun Screen SPF 35 PA++
  • L'Oreal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence SPF50 | PA++++
  • Make P:rem UV Defense Me Capsule Sun Gel SPF50+ PA+++
  • Missha Aqua Sun Gel SPF50+ / PA+++

Review: Jayjun Multi-Vita Tone Up Mask

This was claimed to be a skin soothing and brightening mask made of multivitamins. It contains vitamin C, E, B3, B5 and B6 to brighten up and even up your skin tone. And it is one of the few Jayjun masks that only come in single sheet!

21 Apr 2018

Comparison Review of Make P:rem Sunscreens: Capsule Sun Gel vs. Blue Ray Sun Gel

I cannot stress enough the importance of applying sunscreen everyday, although I know many people including myself is reluctant is slather that rich and sticky layer on our skin. The good news is, cosmetic brands are now coming out with lighter texture, more user-friendly sunscreens without compromising its sun protecting ability! I had a few sunscreens that I love putting on everyday, and among them are these two highly popular sunscreens from Make P:rem.

I talked about them in my previous reviews already but since I got asked a few questions about the differences between them, I want to devote a separate post on that to help you make a better choice!

20 Apr 2018

Comparison Review of Four Mise en Scene Hair Serum and Essence

I did several reviews before to share my thoughts on the Mise en Scene hair serums. I loved the original version much more than its other variation. As such, only the Perfect Repair Hair Serum was my constant repurchase. Even the Rose Edition isn't as good as the original one in my opinion. Let's read on to find out more details about my thoughts on these products!

Review: Mise en Scene Perfect Base Up Essence

I bought this the moment when it was available on Gmarket. I am a fan of Mise en Scene hair serum so I am pretty excited that they are expanding the line!

This particular base up essence is made of botanical oils like camellia oil, jojoba seed oil, coconut oil, birch seed oil, olive oil, kernel oil and so on to hydrate your hair and act as a base essence for any other hair styling and blow-drying.

19 Apr 2018

Review: Jayjun Baby Pure Shining Mask

I have heard enough good things about this Jayjun Baby Pure Shining Mask (now renamed to Jayjun Intensive Shining Mask although the ingredients and such are more or less the same). Many said that this will hydrate while giving your skin a subtle glow. I thought of using this when my skin is feeling dull, rough and dry last night.

The Jayjun Baby Pure Shining Mask is a 3-step sheet mask consisted of boosting milky essence, brightening sheet mask and moisturizing eye cream. It is great for travelling to save your luggage space for eye cream and serum!

Review: CelebFace Sparkling Cleanser

Today, I am gonna share with you guys a super innovative, skin-tertaining and convenient cleanser, which is also my favourite cleanser in 2017! I received this from Charis last year when they approached me to review their newly launched Romand Eye Palette. So I downloaded and checked through the website and came across this very interesting Sparkling Cleanser. I am a sucker to anything sparkling so I also requested to try this one out. And I am so glad that Charis heard my plead and sent me this!

Read on to find out why this is my favourite cleanser in 2017!

Review: A.H.C The Real Eye Cream For Face - Special Day

I bought this A.H.C The Real Eye Cream For Face - Special Day a few months ago out of my love for A.H.C eye cream. I have been their fans since Season 3. Recently I also bought the newly released Season 6 but dumped it when the smell gave me headache.

This Special Day is a sub of Season 5. There is also a Special Night collection but I opted for the lighter Special Day version. I also need something like this in my office. The normal eye cream would be too rich and creamy for regular uses so this will be perfect.

I got this from Nanamall at RM 50, but you can also get this from Gmarket, Testerkorea, Qoo10 (White Skin) and many other trusted sellers. I know there is a lot of fakes out there so you hafta be extra careful when buying A.H.C eye cream.

Review: Earth's Recipe Stemwater Cleanser, Gigawhite Radiance Serum, Moisture Light Cream and Moisture Brightening Cream

I bought this Earth’s Recipe skincare set from Althea Korea when it was only RM 84 for four. Not really a great bargain because the products are gonna expire within 6-9 months or so, but pretty good as a starter set into the brand. I got to know Earth’s Recipe through Glow Recipe, a popular kbeauty curator based in US. I love how Earth’s Recipe is said to be genuine products made of naturally derived ingredients. I was also amazed when Glow Recipe shows video of how the key ingredient used in Earth’s Recipe’s products, the tremella mushroom, grows into ten folds its own size after absorbing water. As a sucker for all moisturizing products, I am really curious to know how the tremella mushroom inside these Earth’s Recipe products will feel on my skin.

Below are my thoughts after using the products for approximately 4-6 months now!

18 Apr 2018

Review: SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion and Facial Treatment Essence

I never one day imagine that I will buy this SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Toner and Essence. They are both luxury cosmetics that felt like only the rich can afford. The 230ml SK-II Facial Treatment Essence is currently retailed at RM715 when I passed by its counter yesterday. It was RM620 last year and now suddenly it is RM100 higher. And imagine also that our fresh grads from decent universities can only get like RM2,500 a month, does RM715 sound absurdly expensive? It is not difficult to understand why now many cheaper dupes came to the market. Among them, Missha, Secret Key and IOPE are some really good ones. Dupes that are not really “dupes” like Kiehl’s, Primera, Biotherm, SU:M37 are also making their kicks in the market, expanding their shares in this profitable “treatment essence” category. But why then I am going back to SK-II? The answer is simple – because it works, and it works much better than its dupes.

Review: L'Occitane Reine Blanche Whitening Cream

I bought the L'Occitane Reine Blanche Whitening Cream about a year ago. I was kinda obsessed with plant-based western skincare brands like Melvita back then, which led me to explore brands like L'Occitane. Besides, many Taiwanese bloggers I followed are raving about L'Occitane products too, especially this Reine Blanche line which means "the white queen" in French.

the white queen (image source)

15 Apr 2018

Review: Loveisderma Deep Hydrating Bio-Cellulose Mask

I received this premium bio-cellulose hydrating mask from Loveisderma some times ago. The product comes in a box of three, and today I just finished using the last one (the third one) so I am ready to share my thoughts on it below!

Loveisderma used to be available at Hermo Malaysia but now you can only find it in Beautibi, Yesstyle, and Taiwan. I am not sure why they stopped selling it at Malaysia though. It was retailed for RM 49 at Hermo Malaysia though so you can tell that this is a premium mask as it costs more than RM 15 each.

Loveisderma only carries one sheet mask item, which is this Deep Hydrating Bio-Cellulose Mask. It claims to have outstanding moisture-retention properties with the ability to hold up to 100 times fluid of its dry weight. The mask is made of premium bio-cellulose fiber, and can fit perfectly onto your skin to constantly supply your skin with hydration.

In a way, this feels like Innisfree's Second Skin Mask!

14 Apr 2018

Review: Primary Raw Doyou Azulene Calming Water

I am just gonna briefly talk about this Primary Raw Doyou Azulene Calming Water I got from the Malaysian official website at 20% discount last year. I am a fan of Primary Raw Azulene line. I adore the Azulene Gel Cream, which is why I really wanna try this mist out. But after half way through it, I am quite disappointed to say that this is not something I like. More precisely, this is one of my least favourite mists! Read on to find out why!

Review: Sulwhasoo Trufresh Soothing Mask

My experience with the Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Mask was quite so-so. To me, it is nothing more than a ginger-smelling moisturizing mask made of premium ingredients. I didn't see any skin repairing or rejuvenating effects after finish using the entire tube. And the texture is too thick for my liking. This also explains why I opt for the Sulwhasoo Trufresh Soothing Mask. It carries all the Sulwhasoo goodies like peony, lotus, licorice, and many other herbal extracts, but with a much pleasant texture that my skin enjoys.

Let's look at the Trufresh Soothing Mask in more details below!

13 Apr 2018

January to March 2018 Sheet Mask Review

I am posting this review like doing a statutory payment or claim or something.

Actually most of the masks reviewed here are also featured in my earlier reviews so I'm just give a very short one here.

Basically, these are the masks I finished using in the past three months. I don't want to repeat my review hence I will put a link down for each mask so that you can check them out if you are interested in reading further!

  • Aritaum Hyaluronic Acid Mask
  • Innisfree My Real Squeeze Rose Mask
  • L’herboflore Orchid Whitening Hydromask
  • Mediheal Black Ship Circle Point Mask
  • Mediheal Capsule 100 Bio Seconderm Clear Hyaluronic Acid Mask
  • Paparecipe Bombee Whitening Honey Mask
  • Petitfee Gold & EGF Mask Sheet
  • Skin Factory Silky Dream Cream Mask
  • The Face Shop Soothing Face Mask

Review: Mediheal Capsule 100 Bio Seconderm Clear Hyaluronic Acid Mask

I bought this together with other Mediheal's newly released sheet masks few months ago. This costs KRW 4,000 (or RM 12) so I only got one for each flavour. This is essentially a 2-step facial mask that will help to keep your skin clear and moist after using. Key ingredient used in the 2nd step is hyaluronic acid essence.

12 Apr 2018





belif 水薄荷清潤炸彈凝凍 ★★★★

belif 碧研菲 青春植萃滋养精华霜 ★★★★☆

Hera 赫妍肌源焕采精华液 ★★★☆

Innisfree 悦诗风吟小绿瓶绿茶籽精华水分菁露 ★★★★

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Kose 高丝水润防晒啫喱SPF50+ PA++++ ★★★★★

Missha 谜尚第三代焕新肌肤修护凝炼安瓶精华液 ★★★☆

Neogen Dermalogy 清爽型防晒 SPF50+ PA+++ ☆

SU:M37 苏秘37°水漾清润保湿水 ★★★★☆

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Huxley补水精华素 ★★★★
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Laneige 兰芝晶透润白淡斑安瓶精华 ★★★★★
Laneige 兰芝水凝修护防晒霜 SPF35+ PA++ ★★★★★
Make P:rem清爽型防晒啫喱 SPF50+ PA++++ ★★★★★
Neogen金盏花玫瑰花瓣萃取精华免洗卸妆水 ★★
SU:M37 苏秘37°水漾清润保湿啫喱霜 ★★★★☆
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Huxley清爽补水面霜 ★★★★
SU:M37 苏秘37°水漾清润保湿啫喱霜 ★★★★★
Nightingale 激光镭射净肤剂 ★★★★
Innisfree悦诗风吟碳酸矿物质精华液 ★★★★★
Nature Republic 自然乐园摩洛哥坚果发膜 ★★★★★
Hera 赫妍肌源焕采精华液 ★★★☆
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Laneige 兰芝粉嫩荔枝水 ★★★
Sulwhasoo 雪花秀润燥精华 ★★★★
Sulwhasoo 雪花秀滋晶雪肤美白水 ★★★★★
belif 蠟菊活膚記憶炸彈霜 ★★★☆

Review: SU:M37˚ Water-Full Special Gift Set

This is the third time I shared about SU:M37 products. Basically, it is a Korean premium skincare brand formulated using fermented ingredients. I always want to try out SU:M37 products, not because it is one of those "high-end" products in Korea, but also because I like everything fermented. I love natto, kimchi, miso, and many more. I also love those essences made of fermented yeast extract. I spent a good deal of time studying fermented food in my third college year (one course out of four that I took) so I know how beneficial they are to us.

Today, we are looking at this super hydrating but lightweight waterfull hydrating line from SU:M37.

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