29 Aug 2017

Review: 100 INNISFREE Products Part 8 - Makeup

(Updated on August 2017)


Out of all the Korean skincare brands I have tried, Innisfree is probably the most innovative, creative, fast-changing yet economic. I have tried out tonnes of Innisfree products, more than 100 if you take into accounts different masks and products that have already been discontinued, but Innisfree moves so fast that my reviews couldn't catch up with its pace of reformulation and repackaging. By the time I realized, I already accumulated more than 50 product reviews on Innisfree, which prompted me to write this huge, summary-oriented brand overview and reviews of 100 Innisfree products review.

Just a little bit of disclosure here, most of the products discussed here are stuffs I used 1-2 years ago hence I didn't possess the skills set back then to capture nice photos and texture of the products. Hence, many of these pictures are extracted from Innisfree Korean website, some from Innisfree World/Official website. The copy right of these pictures therefore belongs to Innisfree.

I updated this review on 25 August to make it more organized and broke it down into different parts based on product lines (e.g. green tea, volcanic ash, orchid etc.) for your reading convenience.


Full list of products included in this review:

  • Innisfree Mineral Shading #08 | Review
  • Innisfree Skinny Microcara | Review
  • Innisfree Eco Flower Camellia Tint | Review
  • Innisfree Eco Flower Garden Balsam Tint Balm
  • Innisfree Ampoule Intense Cushion | Review
  • Innisfree Eco Eyebrow Pencil #Grey Brown
  • Innisfree Eco Gel Liner #Brown 
  • Innisfree Always New Auto Liner
  • Innisfree No-Sebum Blur Primer
  • Innisfree No-Sebum Blur Powder | Review
  • Innisfree Shadow Pencil #Milk Tea
  • Innisfree Creammellow Lipstick #07 Cherry Red #03 Cream Coral
  • Innisfree Colour Glow Lipstick #08 Spring Flower #Lovely Daisy | Review
  • Innisfree Eco Beauty Tool 2.0 | Review
  • Innisfree Tapping Lip Concealer 
  • Innisfree Eco Nail Colour Pro #75 

Other Innisfree reviews: green tea | volcanic | soybean | orchid | sunscreen | haircare | body care | hand cream | jeju lava seawater | jeju sparkling | mask | makeup | other skincare lines

Review: 100 INNISFREE Products Part 7 - Sheet Mask, Sleeping Mask, Capsule Mask, Clay Mask

(Updated on August 2017)


Out of all the Korean skincare brands I have tried, Innisfree is probably the most innovative, creative, fast-changing yet economic. I have tried out tonnes of Innisfree products, more than 100 if you take into accounts different masks and products that have already been discontinued, but Innisfree moves so fast that my reviews couldn't catch up with its pace of reformulation and repackaging. By the time I realized, I already accumulated more than 50 product reviews on Innisfree, which prompted me to write this huge, summary-oriented brand overview and reviews of 100 Innisfree products review.

Just a little bit of disclosure here, most of the products discussed here are stuffs I used 1-2 years ago hence I didn't possess the skills set back then to capture nice photos and texture of the products. Hence, many of these pictures are extracted from Innisfree Korean website, some from Innisfree World/Official website. The copy right of these pictures therefore belongs to Innisfree.

I updated this review on 25 August to make it more organized and broke it down into different parts based on product lines (e.g. green tea, volcanic ash, orchid etc.) for your reading convenience.



Full list of products included in this review:
  • Innisfree It's Real Squeeze Mask
  • Innisfree Hydro Gel Mask
  • Innisfree Capsule Recipe Pack
  • Innisfree Capsule Recipe Pack (2017 reformulation) | Review
  • Innisfree Second Skin Mask
  • Innisfree Skin Clinic Mask
  • Innisfree Wine Peeling Gel | Review
  • Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Melting Clay Mask  | Review
  • Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask  | Review
  • Innisfree Green Tea Sleeping Pack

Other Innisfree reviews: green tea | volcanic | soybean | orchid | sunscreen | haircare | body care | hand cream | jeju lava seawater | jeju sparkling | mask | makeup | other skincare lines

Review: 100 INNISFREE Products Part 6 - Apple, Wine, Bija, Cica, Tangerine, Forest for Men, Superfood

(Updated on August 2017)


Out of all the Korean skincare brands I have tried, Innisfree is probably the most innovative, creative, fast-changing yet economic. I have tried out tonnes of Innisfree products, more than 100 if you take into accounts different masks and products that have already been discontinued, but Innisfree moves so fast that my reviews couldn't catch up with its pace of reformulation and repackaging. By the time I realized, I already accumulated more than 50 product reviews on Innisfree, which prompted me to write this huge, summary-oriented brand overview and reviews of 100 Innisfree products review.

Just a little bit of disclosure here, most of the products discussed here are stuffs I used 1-2 years ago hence I didn't possess the skills set back then to capture nice photos and texture of the products. Hence, many of these pictures are extracted from Innisfree Korean website, some from Innisfree World/Official website. The copy right of these pictures therefore belongs to Innisfree.

I updated this review on 25 August to make it more organized and broke it down into different parts based on product lines (e.g. green tea, volcanic ash, orchid etc.) for your reading convenience.



Full list of products included in this review:
  • Innisfree Apple Juice Cleansing Oil | Review
  • Innisfree Wine Peeling Jelly Softener | Review
  • Innisfree Wine Jelly Sleeping Mask | Review
  • Innisfree Jeju Bija Anti-Trouble Spot Essence R
  • Innisfree True Care Intensive Cica Balm
  • Innisfree Whitening Pore Eye Cream | Review
  • Innisfree Forest for Men Control All-in-One Essence
  • Innisfree Forest for Men Phytoncide All-in-One Essence
  • Innisfree Oat Mild Moisture Peeling Gel | Full Review

Other Innisfree reviews: green tea | volcanic | soybean | orchid | sunscreen | haircare | body care | hand cream | jeju lava seawater | jeju sparkling | mask | makeup | other skincare lines

Review: 100 INNISFREE Products Part 5 - Sunflower Sunscreen Line, Hair and Body Care

(Updated on August 2017)


Out of all the Korean skincare brands I have tried, Innisfree is probably the most innovative, creative, fast-changing yet economic. I have tried out tonnes of Innisfree products, more than 100 if you take into accounts different masks and products that have already been discontinued, but Innisfree moves so fast that my reviews couldn't catch up with its pace of reformulation and repackaging. By the time I realized, I already accumulated more than 50 product reviews on Innisfree, which prompted me to write this huge, summary-oriented brand overview and reviews of 100 Innisfree products review.

Just a little bit of disclosure here, most of the products discussed here are stuffs I used 1-2 years ago hence I didn't possess the skills set back then to capture nice photos and texture of the products. Hence, many of these pictures are extracted from Innisfree Korean website, some from Innisfree World/Official website. The copy right of these pictures therefore belongs to Innisfree.

I updated this review on 25 August to make it more organized and broke it down into different parts based on product lines (e.g. green tea, volcanic ash, orchid etc.) for your reading convenience.

Full list of products included in this review:
  • Innisfree Eco Safety No Sebum Sun Milk SPF50+ PA+++ | Review
  • Innisfree Eco Safety Daily Sunblock SPF35 PA++ | Review
  • Innisfree Jeju Camellia Butter Body Lotion | Review
  • Innisfree Gardenia Blossom Perfumed Body Cleanser
  • Innisfree Gardenia Flower Perfumed Body Lotion | Review
  • Innisfree Jeju Perfumed Hand Cream #Bamboo
  • Innisfree Jeju Perfumed Hand Cream #Cedar Wood
  • Innisfree Eco Ice Head Cooler | Review
  • Innisfree Green Tea Mint Fresh Scalp Tonic Essence | Review
  • Innisfree Zero Shampoo For Dry Scalp | Review

Other Innisfree reviews: green tea | volcanic | soybean | orchid | sunscreen | haircare | body care | hand cream | jeju lava seawater | jeju sparkling | mask | makeup | other skincare lines

Review: 100 INNISFREE Products Part 4 - Jeju Mineral Sparkling Line

(Updated on August 2017)


Out of all the Korean skincare brands I have tried, Innisfree is probably the most innovative, creative, fast-changing yet economic. I have tried out tonnes of Innisfree products, more than 100 if you take into accounts different masks and products that have already been discontinued, but Innisfree moves so fast that my reviews couldn't catch up with its pace of reformulation and repackaging. By the time I realized, I already accumulated more than 50 product reviews on Innisfree, which prompted me to write this huge, summary-oriented brand overview and reviews of 100 Innisfree products review.

Just a little bit of disclosure here, most of the products discussed here are stuffs I used 1-2 years ago hence I didn't possess the skills set back then to capture nice photos and texture of the products. Hence, many of these pictures are extracted from Innisfree Korean website, some from Innisfree World/Official website. The copy right of these pictures therefore belongs to Innisfree.

I updated this review on 25 August to make it more organized and broke it down into different parts based on product lines (e.g. green tea, volcanic ash, orchid etc.) for your reading convenience.

Full list of products included in this review:
  • Innisfree Jeju Sparkling Mineral Cleansing Mousse | Review
  • Innisfree Jeju Sparkling Mineral Mist | Review
  • Innisfree Jeju Sparkling Mineral Skin | Review
  • Innisfree Jeju Sparkling Mineral Lotion | Review
  • Innisfree Jeju Sparkling Mineral Essence | Review

Other Innisfree reviews: green tea | volcanic | soybean | orchid | sunscreen | haircare | body care | hand cream | jeju lava seawater | jeju sparkling | mask | makeup | other skincare lines

Review: 100 INNISFREE Products Part 3 - the Jeju Fermented Soybean and Jeju Orchid Lines

(Updated on August 2017)


Out of all the Korean skincare brands I have tried, Innisfree is probably the most innovative, creative, fast-changing yet economic. I have tried out tonnes of Innisfree products, more than 100 if you take into accounts different masks and products that have already been discontinued, but Innisfree moves so fast that my reviews couldn't catch up with its pace of reformulation and repackaging. By the time I realized, I already accumulated more than 50 product reviews on Innisfree, which prompted me to write this huge, summary-oriented brand overview and reviews of 100 Innisfree products review.

Just a little bit of disclosure here, most of the products discussed here are stuffs I used 1-2 years ago hence I didn't possess the skills set back then to capture nice photos and texture of the products. Hence, many of these pictures are extracted from Innisfree Korean website, some from Innisfree World/Official website. The copy right of these pictures therefore belongs to Innisfree.

I updated this review on 25 August to make it more organized and broke it down into different parts based on product lines (e.g. green tea, volcanic ash, orchid etc.) for your reading convenience.

Full list of products included in this review:

  • Innisfree Soybean Energy Essence  | Review
  • Innisfree Soybean Energy Essence #Light
  • Innisfree Soybean Energy Essence EX 
  • Innisfree Orchid Hand Cream SPF15 PA+ 
  • Innisfree Orchid Enriched Cream  | Review
  • Innisfree Orchid Intense Cream 
  • Innisfree Orchid Enriched Essence
  • Innisfree Perfumed Diffuser (#1220 Orchid)  | Review

Other Innisfree reviews: green tea | volcanic | soybean | orchid | sunscreen | haircare | body care | hand cream | jeju lava seawater | jeju sparkling | mask | makeup | other skincare lines

Review: 100 INNISFREE Products Part 2 - the Jeju Volcanic Pore Line

(Updated on August 2017)


Out of all the Korean skincare brands I have tried, Innisfree is probably the most innovative, creative, fast-changing yet economic. I have tried out tonnes of Innisfree products, more than 100 if you take into accounts different masks and products that have already been discontinued, but Innisfree moves so fast that my reviews couldn't catch up with its pace of reformulation and repackaging. By the time I realized, I already accumulated more than 50 product reviews on Innisfree, which prompted me to write this huge, summary-oriented brand overview and reviews of 100 Innisfree products review.

Just a little bit of disclosure here, most of the products discussed here are stuffs I used 1-2 years ago hence I didn't possess the skills set back then to capture nice photos and texture of the products. Hence, many of these pictures are extracted from Innisfree Korean website, some from Innisfree World/Official website. The copy right of these pictures therefore belongs to Innisfree.

I updated this review on 25 August to make it more organized and broke it down into different parts based on product lines (e.g. green tea, volcanic ash, orchid etc.) for your reading convenience.

Jeju volcanic ash is the second best-selling line of Innisfree, after green tea. It is designed for oily and combination skin, especially those living in a warmer environment like Malaysia. It can take care of your pores, reduce sebum buildup, and reveal a clearer complexion. Individuals troubled by bacteria-induced acne can refer to Jeju Bija line or True Cica line for inflammation-causing acne. Individuals concerned about big pores can look for its Persimmon Line. If your concerns are sebum production, clogged pores and dirt, then Jeju volcanic ash is meant for you. Since I don’t have any oily skin and clogged pores concern, I only buy this for my bf.


Full list of products included in this review:
  • Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Toner 
  • Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Lotion
  • Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Essence  
  • Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Mousse Cleanser  
  • Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask  
  • Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask  | Review
  • Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Capsule Recipe Pack  
  • Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Melting Clay Mask  | Review
  • Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Blackhead 3-step Program  

Other Innisfree reviews: green tea | volcanic | soybean | orchid | sunscreen | haircare | body care | hand cream | jeju lava seawater | jeju sparkling | mask | makeup | other skincare lines


Review: 100 INNISFREE Products Part 1 - the Jeju Green Tea Line

(Updated on August 2017)


Out of all the Korean skincare brands I have tried, Innisfree is probably the most innovative, creative, fast-changing yet economic. I have tried out tonnes of Innisfree products, more than 100 if you take into accounts different masks and products that have already been discontinued, but Innisfree moves so fast that my reviews couldn't catch up with its pace of reformulation and repackaging. By the time I realized, I already accumulated more than 50 product reviews on Innisfree, which prompted me to write this huge, summary-oriented brand overview and reviews of 100 Innisfree products review.

Just a little bit of disclosure here, most of the products discussed here are stuffs I used 1-2 years ago hence I didn't possess the skills set back then to capture nice photos and texture of the products. Hence, many of these pictures are extracted from Innisfree Korean website, some from Innisfree World/Official website. The copy right of these pictures therefore belongs to Innisfree.

I updated this review on 25 August to make it more organized and broke it down into different parts based on product lines (e.g. green tea, volcanic ash, orchid etc.) for your reading convenience.

Green tea is my favourite skincare line in Innisfree. Innisfree green tea products are made of freshly picked green tea leaves and seeds which are packed full of vitality and moisture from the clean ground of the Jeju Island. The entire line focuses on supplying lightweight moisture and antioxidants to the skin, filling it with the fresh energy of Jeju green tea. The products smell awesome too, which will wake your skin up in the morning. Definitely one of the signatures of Innisfree. Designed for younger skin in their early 20s but normal skin without major issues will also enjoy this regardless of age.



Full list of products included in this review:
  • Innisfree Green Tea Cleansing Foam | Full Review
  • Innisfree Green Tea Cleansing Water | Full Review
  • Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Skin  | Full Review
  • Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Lotion  | Full Review
  • Innisfree the Green Tea Seed Serum | Full Review
  • Innisfree the Green Tea Seed Cream | Full Review
  • Innisfree Green Tea Sleeping Pack
  • Innisfree Green Tea Capsule Recipe Pack (2015 version)
  • Innisfree Green Tea Body Scrub
  • Innisfree Green Tea Mineral Mist | Full Review



Other Innisfree reviews: green tea | volcanic | soybean | orchid | sunscreen | haircare | body care | hand cream | jeju lava seawater | jeju sparkling | mask | makeup | other skincare lines


Comparison Review: Laneige Water Science Mist #02 Whitening, #03 Brightening, #04 Moisturizing, and #06 Face-Lift


I am a big fan of Laneige Water Bank Mineral Skin Mist. I love how relaxing, refreshing, and hydrating it feels on my skin whenever I am spritzing this all over. There are some really cool stuffs inside like parsley, green tea, glacier water, althaea, centella asiatica, aloe vera and so on to keep the skin constantly nourished and protected. So you can imagine how excited I was when Laneige finally launched its Laneige Water Science Mist and Sleeping Balls line! They came to Singapore first, then Malaysia several months later. Not all Laneige branches carry it, only selected boutique.

I bought mine from Sunway Velocity Laneige boutique, and was one of the first few customers to visit the boutique during its grand opening. I grabbed four mists from the store, namely #02 Whitening, #03 Brightening, #04 Moisturizing, and #06 Face-Lift. I wished I could bring them all home but unfortunately my wallet did not allow!

Let's look at them one-by-one:

Review: Make P:rem UV Defense Me Capsule Sun Gel SPF50+ PA+++


Sunscreen is a must have in everyone’s skincare routine, and I have said this multiple times on my blog. Many of us are like me, who hate putting that greasy, white-cast-producing and uncomfortable layer of sunscreen on our face every day. And we pay the price when we see fine lines popping up, sun spots start forming, and sagginess appears. I thought I would never use a sunscreen until my friend has to remind me of how many sun spots I have developed in the past few years. Our conservation ignites my passion into skincare, and of course my commitment towards applying sunscreen every day.

I wrote a really long review on sunscreen a few months ago, sharing the things I know about sun protection and sunscreens that I’ve personally tried. If you read those, you’ll realize that not all sunscreen is created equal. There are sunscreens with less sun protecting power, questionable ingredients, and unpleasant texture. But the good news is, you get to choose the sunscreen that best suited your needs the more you know about sunscreen. By doing so, you don’t have to hate using sunscreen like you used to be because they can be as pleasant as applying serum or moisturizer!


In this review, we will look at a new discovery of mine, about a sunscreen that is as lightweight and as pleasant as a moisturizing serum – Make P:rem UV Defense Me Capsule Sun Gel SPF50+ PA+++.


28 Aug 2017

Review: The Saem Max Perfection Firming Multi Cleanser


I have been eyeing oil-to-foam cleanser ever since I saw Gothamista sharing about it on her Youtube. I also have been really curious about The Face Shop Mango Seed Oil To Foam Cleanser because it looks cute! Coincidentally, and luckily of course, Althea sent me this oil-to-foam cleanser from The Saem for reviewing purpose so I got to try out this very innovative and convenient double-cleansing-in-one.

Review: Huxley Secret of Sahara Oil Essence and Anti-Gravity Cream


Huxley is like a celebrity brand in the kbeauty industry. Many people are buying, sharing, and talking about it – mostly with their own money! Of course, company like Glow Recipe is promoting and raving about it, but you’ll be impressed by how quick the kbeauty industry responses. I used to shop from Testerkorea for Huxley, but out of sudden we see major retailers carrying it, even the local ones like Kurator, Lazada, Waso and Hermo. Retailers offering international shipping like Stylekorean, Yesstyle, Ebay, Jolse, and Sweet Corea are selling the products on their website too. Normally retailers do not react to new skincare brand that fast – unless they are positive that it will sell well in the future.

I talked about Huxley in my previous review before, and have done a more thorough analysis on the Grab Water Essence and Fresh and More Cream. I bought the pair from Testerkorea but I think you can get them for cheaper prices now at those sites I mentioned. The Grab Water Essence and Fresh and More Cream were both good, definitely above-average in the category, but not impressive. I am not sure why. I guess my years of experience dealing with skincare products have somehow pushed up my standard. I am not easily vowed or impressed anymore. And I am less inclined to fall for marketing traps and buy things that aren’t suitable for me. So there is good, and bad.



Today’s star products will be the Huxley Secret of Sahara Oil-Like, Essence-Like Oil Essence and Anti-Gravity Cream I purchased from Testerkorea a few months ago. I was testing out new things in the past few months so this review only came now. I have been using the Huxley Antioxidant Duo for about 1-2 months before writing this review. I don’t want to keep you guys waiting too long, but I couldn’t just test them out for only a few days and say that I love them!

Disclaimer: This review is based on my 4-8 weeks experience with the products mentioned, and is subjected to future amendments and updates, if any, when I finished using the products.

26 Aug 2017

Review: Loveisderma UV Shield SPF50 PA+++


I learned about the brand Loveisderma from a vlogger. She raved about Loveisderma cleansing water and how she loved it better than Bioderma cleansing water. Interestingly, both brands share the same "derma" in their brand titles!

Loveisderma is a lesser known cosmetic brand in Malaysia and across the English-speaking country. Everyone knows Dr. Wu and Neogence through SASA but rarely Loveisderma. Hermo used to carry Loveisderma, but now no longer. You can still find their products via Yesstyle if the waiting period is not an issue for you. Alternatively, you can get Loveisderma when you visit Taiwan. Originated from Taiwan, the brand has a good market share in over 300 cosmetic surgery channels and 100 open-shelf (开架) pharmacy channels.

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Established in 2005, the brand specializes in developing cosmeceutical products, based on scientific research and findings. It is similar to brands like Dr. Wu, Hada Labo, Neogence, Neogen, Kiehl's and so on. I am not sure does cosmeceutical make the products more effective than natural or non-cosmeceutical products, but at least you get a team of professional researchers or chemists doing all the formulation for you, using research-backed (but less fancy ingredients) like vitamin C, sodium hyaluronate, vitamin A, niacinamide, and so on. These people know what they are doing at the very least  (and perhaps more ethical), right?


Loveisderma actually gave me a few to try, but since I have a lot in my basket right now, I only tried out its sunscreen first. I shall talk about its other products later.

22 Aug 2017

Comparison Review: The Difference between Laneige Water Sleeping Mask Lavender Version and its Original Version


I talked about Laneige Water Sleeping Mask last year. It is one of the signature Korean products that you gotta try out at least once in your life. It is super lightweight yet hydrating at the same time. Its unique consistency allows it to form a non-sticky film over your skin to serve as a "mask" overnight. It is also known for its unique, enticing "sleep-scent" that somehow manages to relax your mood and makes you sleep better. I tried and loved many sleeping masks over the past few years, but Laneige Water Sleeping Mask is the one that I always repurchase. Of course, constant promotions (Althea did a 1+1 offer for the Sleeping Mask to attract customers!) is one thing, but the product itself is also a very good one to attract repurchases.



Recently, Laneige came out with a limited (I think they might make it permanent) lavender edition of this sleeping mask. A smart move, I think. Lavender is known for its relaxing and aroma-therapeutic properties. As such, it is widely used in many skincare items (i.e. Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution) to soothe and release stress. I am not sure how effective it will be when it comes to skincare because you gotta inhale these essential oils to really reap its benefits, but when used in skincare, lavender extract is believed to possess anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. But since lavender comes in the form of added fragrance to this Laneige Water Sleeping Mask, its benefits should be limited only to its aroma-therapeutic properties.


Almost everything about this Laneige Water Sleeping Mask - Lavender is identical to the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask (original), except for the scent. Even the ingredients are identical!


Review: Yuri Pibu Lotus Water Mask and Black Tea Firming Mask


Honestly, I am never a big fan of wash-off mask. I like sleeping mask and sheet mask, but most of the time I prefer just cream because I hate putting something on my skin that I need to wash off 10-30 minutes later. For this reason, I also don't quite fancy hair mask. So I really don't know why I bought this Yuri Pibu mask duo set. I guess I just accidentally got overexcited when I saw them available for 50% less its retail price at Testerkorea. You know how I feel about the Yuri Pibu Artichoke Power Essence so anything Yuri Pibu excites me, plus the discount factor.

I couldn't find a lot of information online about the Yuri Pibu masks. I guess either the products are discontinued or some of its ingredients out of stock. (It then makes sense why Testerkorea sells it at 50% cheaper). I saw Sarah from Glow Recipe talking about them in her Bridal beauty secret video, and several Korean-speaking blog reviews from Navers also sharing about them, but rarely bloggers, so I am hoping that my review here can provide you with some useful information on both products (if they have not been discontinued).

Let's head right on to the review!

21 Aug 2017

Review: Nature Republic Jeju Sparkling Cleansing Water and Cleansing Tissue


Do you guys still remember Nature Republic Ultra Fresh Jeju Carbonic H2O Cleansing Water? The blue giant I raved and loved as my holy grail cleansing water? Now, it has been repackaged and revamped to this new Nature Republic Jeju Sparkling Cleansing Water!

I can't help to notice Korean women's craze for sparkling water! It has become more of a trend. Women just can't resist the temptation of splashing something refreshing and stimulating onto the skin. Brands are jumping onto this sparkling water bandwagon too! Innisfree launched an entire skincare line based on Jeju Sparkling Water. Laneige also runs a sparkling beauty campaign surrounding the topic. Now we have Nature Republic devoting several cleansing products under the Jeju Sparkling water line, and it is in green!


I started using Nature Republic Jeju Sparkling Cleansing Water a few months ago, just about 1 year after I finished the Nature Republic Ultra Fresh Jeju Carbonic H2O Cleansing Water. I wanted to see how I feel about the product after one year, having tried out multiple cleansing waters. After all, the formulation of both products are the same. Their only difference is the packaging, so I think this newer version should not run away from the texture and applicability of the older version.

Also included in this review is the Nature Republic Jeju Sparkling Cleansing Wipes, which is a sister product in the Nature Republic Jeju Sparkling Cleansing line.

Let's read on to find out more about the two cleansing products from the Nature Republic Jeju Sparkling Cleansing line.


Review: Primary Raw DoYou 2-Step Milk Peeling Kit


I talked about Primary Raw DoYou 2-Step Milk Peeling Kit in my previous review. Now, I want to focus on the entire product (5 pieces) and discussed my overall thoughts on them after using all 5 masks and of course some of the cons I found.


15 Aug 2017

Review: Illi Total Aging Care Cleansing Water


I am not sure do you guys know about Memebox. I know for sure that Memebox US is no longer selling products through its website, but Memebox in Korea remains very popular. Even the famous makeup artist Pony started off selling her makeup palettes on Memebox! And Memebox also raised up many lesser known brands, like Dear by Enprani, Illi, Nooni, and many more! Despite my love for Memebox and the products it recommended, they are not easily accessible in Malaysia. Memebox doesn't ship to Malaysia either (for whatever reason) although they ship to many other countries, so I mostly got the things I wanted from either Testerkorea or Gmarket.

Memebox recommended Illi many months ago, so I did not forget to grab some Illi products when I was buying from Gmarket. I bought the Illi Total Aging Care Body Lotion and was really impressed, so I also picked up this Cleansing Water in my subsequent purchase. I kept it in my wardrobe because I have some other cleansing waters that I haven't finished using and testing. By the time I almost finished them, roughly 1.5 years had passed. I am sorry for keeping you guys waiting, let's head straight to this long-overdue review from Illi!

Review: Naruko AMPM RX10 Peptide Total-Defense Sunscreen SPF50+ PA+++


If you follow my blog, you will notice that I was a big advocate for Naruko AMPM Sunscreen. I tried and loved its SPF30 version very much, even rated it as my top 1 holy grail sunscreen. None of the sunscreens I tried later can surpass the impression it gave me. However, I also realized that the SPF30 version doesn't contain sufficient UVA1 protection, which made it useful only for office wear (where your are shielded from sun exposure), not outdoor activities. As such, I was really keen to try out its SPF50 version to see if I like it as much as the SPF30 one, so I was not hesitated when I saw the SPF50 version on sales at Watson's a few months ago. I also purchased the Naruko Jing Cheng First Essence. Let's read on to find out my thoughts on the Naruko AMPM RX10 Peptide Total-Defense Sunscreen SPF50+ PA+++!

(updated on August 23, 2017)

14 Aug 2017

Review: L'Oreal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence SPF50 | PA++++


I mentioned about L'Oreal Paris in my previous Kiehl's sunscreen review that this was a cheaper substitute for the expensive but good Kiehl's Ultra Light UV Defenser. I have since received a few PMs asking me to do a more in-depth review on the product, so here is it.


Review: Huxley Sun Cream; Stay Sun Safe SPF50+ PA++++


Huxley comes out with its own sunscreen!!! How exciting is that? I am a fan of Huxley products, from its toner, essence, to cream. They smell heavenly, use quality ingredients and have nice texture! So I am really intrigued and excited when Huxley launches its makeup and sunscreen line. Currently, there are only two sunscreens (a normal and a tone-up versions) as well as a concealer in the line but I am sure there will be more coming soon!

Let's read on regarding how Huxley incorporates its luxurious cactus seed oil into beautiful sunscreen products!

(Updated on August 23, 2018)

13 Aug 2017

Review: Hanyul Seo Ri Tae Anti Aging Cream



I don't have a lot of anti-aging or wrinkles-repairing cream. And I don't like the samples that I have. They are mostly too rich or sticky on the skin. But today, I want to talk about an anti-aging cream I tried and loved a lot here. It is the Hanyul Seo Ri Tae Anti-Aging Cream. Currently it has been repackaged and upgraded to Hanyul Seo Ri Tae Skin Refining Cream. The ones I have are in miniatures, which I purchased from Gmarket early last year. I tried out a trial kit I purchased from Qoo10 in early 2016, and was really impressed by the texture and application of the Rice Essential Skin Softner and the Seo Ri Tae Anti-Aging Cream so I bought both products when Gmarket was running its shipping promotion last year. I got the full size Rice Essential Skin Softner (reviewed) and several miniatures size of the Seo Ri Tae Anti-Aging Cream.



Comparison Review: Cosrx One Step Pimple Clear Pad vs. One Step Moisture Up Pad


Kbeauty industry is really innovative and fast-moving. It seems only like few years ago when Cosrx gained its popularity in the kbeauty community with its AHA and BHA then all out of sudden we have these innovative essence-soaked exfoliating pads. Many brands like Neogen, Wish Formula, and Cosrx have come out with their own exfoliating pads. The Cosrx One Step Pimple Clear Pad even became the brand's top seller in Korea, and even Meejmuse is raving about it! Lets take a look at these one-step pads and see what they can do for our skin!


I have both the Cosrx One Step Pimple Clear Pad and the One Step Moisture Up Pad so I will do a comparison review on both products. I got the Pimple Clear Pad from Koreadepart and the One Step Moisture Up Pad from Hermo Beauty Workshop.


12 Aug 2017

Review: Laneige Eyebrow Cushion-Cara #02 Two-Tone Brown


Laneige likes anything "two-tone". Its two-tone lip stick makes a debunk across the world last year. Now, it comes out with this gorgeous two-tone eye brow in the form of cushion! Come on... what can be cuter, more convenient, and fuss-free than a eyebrow cushion?! Naturally, I couldn't resist the temptation to bring it home when I learned about its existence several months ago at the Laneige road show.

Basically, this is a handy, convenient, easy-to-use eyebrow liquid in the form of cushion. It will take care of your eyebrow line/base and colour in one. And it also comes in a small mirror for travelling and reapplication convenience.

Before this we have cushion foundation, now we have cushion (mas)cara. It retails at RM 105 each without a refill pack. I would consider it pricey given the amount of products it come with, but since I never try a eyebrow cushion before, I'm willing to give this a try!


There are two different versions, namely the two-tone gray (gray brown/khaki brown) and two-tone brown (dark brown/light brown). The one I have is the two-tone brown. I swatched it on my eyebrow the other day and the two-tone brown appears more natural-looking despite my darker hair colour. I guess it is just a personal preference.


Review: Belif Bergamot Herbal Extract Toner and Hydra Balancing Milky Moisturizer


If you follow my blog, you will know that I am a big fan of Belif products. I collect Belif products like stamp, and have done a comparison review of 60 over Belif products I used in the past. I also did a very detailed review on Belif toner and emulsion set for dry and oily skin earlier. So in today's review, I'm gonna complete my Belif toner and emulsion/lotion review collection by talking about the Belif Bergamot Herbal Extract Toner and Hydra Balancing Milky Moisturizer. They are both in green, which stands for normal/combination skin.


10 Aug 2017

Review: Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling - Wine


I have been really curious with this Peeling Pad ever since it was launched on Soko Glam and subsequently, Hermo. I never thought I would buy it, but Hermo 612 Sales was so attractive that I ended up buying a lot of Neogen products, which of course included this Peeling Pad.


Currently, Neogen is carrying three different types of Peeling Pad, namely wine, green tea and lemon. The one I got is the wine version and is also the best-seller on Soko Glam.




Review: Kiehl's Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA++++


Out of all Kiehl's products I have tried, this is probably one of my favourites. It is super lightweight, fast-absorbing and uses premium ingredients! I would just stick to this if it aren't so pricey. Yes, we are talking about the Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF50+ PA++++ here. 30ml of this sunscreen is retailed for RM 155 in Kiehl's store, making it the priciest sunscreen I ever used in my wardrobe.

I spoke about the importance of getting a lightweight, broad spectrum and inexpensive sunscreens in my mega sunscreen review. Sunscreen is not a skincare luxury, it is a necessity, just like food. It not only delays aging and skin damages, but also prevent skin cancer so it is imperative that you wear sunscreen everyday. As such, it is impractical to have pricey sunscreen or those with unpleasant texture. Having said these, despite my love for Kiehl's Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF50+ PA++++, I don't think I will be repurchasing unless if there is good discount and deal. But for those of you who won't spending so much on a sunscreen, this is a really good option to try out!


9 Aug 2017

Review: Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water


We always say "you get what you pay for" when it comes to goods and services. But have you ever wondered sometimes you get way more than what you usually pay with the right product?

If you follow my blog, you know that I am not new to cleansing water. I have tried many cleansing water, from Hada Labo (well, it is actually a gel liquid type cleansing water), Innisfree, Nature Republic, Etude House, Laneige, The Saem, Neogen, Illi, to Huxley. Most of them are priced around RM 50-100 for 300-500ml. The Saem is the cheapest, at only RM 15-20 but the quality is also quite "meh". So I have a rough idea on what cleansing water should be, and its associated price. Rarely do I expect to get good results from something that costs me only about RM 20-25, because that would be too good to be true. However, in today's case, I really see miracle with this gorgeous Micellar Cleansing Water from L'Oreal Paris Garnier, and I know I must share it with you guys!

6 Aug 2017

Review: Neogen Dermalogy Real Flower Cleansing Water - Rose


My expectation on cleansing water goes up vastly after my experience with the lovely Son & Park Beauty Water. I expect my cleansing water to feel like toner, is refreshing, lightweight, has exfoliating properties and cleanse well at the same time. So when I opened this Neogen Real Flower Cleansing Water I expect it to as good as if not better than Son & Park. After all, it is considered a highly raved product and is not cheap either, so it is very reasonable to expect some good from it. However, having used it for 2 months now, I am sad to conclude that this is nowhere comparable to  Son & Park.

Read on to find out more about why I find this a less satisfying cleansing water!

Review: Face Masks I used in June and July 2017 - Innisfree, Mediheal and The Saem


I only used 6 masks in June and July this year. I have talked about Primary Raw 2-Step Face Therapy many times in my previous reviews so I am not gonna repeat again. I also reviewed about G & Soap Glacial Sheet Mask in my Althea's Chok Chok box review. So in this review, I am gonna talk about the 3 others that I haven't reviewed before.

Full list of masks I used in June and July 2017:

  • Primary Raw Doyou 2-step Face Therapy | Review ★★★★
  • B&Soap Glacial Water Mask | Review ★★★
  • Innisfree It's Real Squeeze Mask #Rose ★★★☆
  • Mediheal Pumpkin Ade Mask ★★★☆
  • The Saem Daily Super Seed Mask Sheet - Basil Seed ★★★☆



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