Top 5 Products for When You’re Having Acne!

I always change my skincare depending on my skin condition. So I thought why not I do products for when you’re experiencing acne attack!

1. A good cleanser that able to help you with the acne: Osmia Organics Black Clay Facial Soap

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I love the Osmia Organics Black Clay Facial Soap. Although the pH is quite high, but it really cleanse my skin and unclogged my pores allowing the bumps and acnes to surface sooner. I use this as a second cleanser and still use other product for first cleanser. I normally go with balm and cleansing oil that you can easily emulsify during this kind of situation.

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Top 5 Products for When You’re Having Acne!

If you’re looking for acne treatment, try Odacité Bi+C

When I first heard about Odacité I squint at the price. I closed the window of my browser when I realised that the booster serum is only 5ml in size. But then I get the chance to purchase the sample sizes when I ordered some stuff from Naturisimo and I had the pleasure to try a full potter of the Po+G for extra hydration. From that moment on I can’t stop including Odacité in my skincare routine because it’s just too good.

You’ve all heard how I love Ba+S for my eyes area. Now let me tell you about Bi+C (Black Cumin and Cajeput). It’s a blend of Black Cumin, Cajeput and Vitamin E (Tocopherols) oil. Together they make a great dream team for banishing the acne.

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I’m not in the mood to go all scientific but here’s why I love this booster. I know the size is really small, but I’ve been using them for almost 3 months and I’m only half way through. The reason is because I’m not the type of person with acne-prone skin but I still need products that can help to aid my skin when PMS hits and acne sprouts out of nowhere. Most of the time I didn’t get to finish most of my acne specific products because I don’t used them all the time. So, for me, the size is perfect! Secondly, it’s really effective to tackle my acne, it helps the smaller bumps to really dries out in a day and for a bigger one and cystic acne to heal and come to head faster. As for cystic acne, it really helps with solving the problem thought it still need more than a week for it to completely heal. It also helps with the acne in terms of hyperpigmentation, when it heals, it doesn’t leave such a bad PIH anymore. If I pick on my acne, it helps to dry and close off the scar faster.

How to use it?

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If you’re looking for acne treatment, try Odacité Bi+C

My thought on the new formula of Kypris Clearing Serum

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Kypris Clearing Serum has garnered a steady follower over the last one year. I’ve previously reviewed the Clearing Serum in Female Daily. It was love at first sight with this serum because it’s able to control my PMS acne and also it able to help cystic acne come to head much faster.

However, at the time when I wrote the review Kypris had actually launched a new version of the serum, which means the review for the old one is probably, need to be revisited. As I’ve been using the new version of the Kypris Clearing Serum for couple of months now, I think it’s only right that I revisited my original review on Kypris Clearing Serum.

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My thought on the new formula of Kypris Clearing Serum

Skincare doesn’t have to be expensive

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Lately, I’ve been asked a lot about budget skincare. But when you think about the word ‘budget’ what exactly is the range? Apparently the range goes from USD 10 – 30 dollars or in Indonesia it’s somewhere around below IDR 100,000 or below IDR 300,000. So I thought why not make a post about it.

I think Skincare doesn’t have to be expensive. You can find good products in drugstores for as low as IDR 50,000. Skincare is more of a commitment instead of budget. Whatever your budget is, the time you’re willing to commit for using your skincare is more important.

Skincare is a commitment to use it twice a day and without fail. Consider this as investment. A lot of my friends are now entering their 40’s and when I see them, I see the reaffirmation that using skincare truly makes a difference. Their skin looks younger, fresher and healthier compared to other people their age who doesn’t really take care of their skin. I think when you’re in your teenager and 20’s you have it easy. If your lifestyle isn’t really affecting your skin, your skin condition bounce back really fast. But as you enter your 30’s you can really start to see the difference, and when you finally hit 40’s that’s the defining mark.

With that said, please do take care of your skin as soon as possible. You can have it as easy as cleanse, tone, moisturise and protect with sunscreen. You can read it all in this article if you don’t know where to begin.

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Skincare doesn’t have to be expensive

Juara Skincare & My New Found Love for Radiance Vitality Oil

I’ve had had my eyes on Juara Skincare eversince a friend of mine pointed it out at Female Daily Forum that there’s this American brand that was co-founded by Metta Murdaya and based on the philosophy of the Indonesian jamu tradition. For the longest time, this brand is not available in Indonesia. Though it’s co-founded by Indonesian, it’s a product that is actually made in the U.S. As soon as the product come to shore, somehow this brand fell off my radar because it was not easy to find in Indonesia. However, my curiosity for the brand came back late last year when I discovered that they’re launching Juara Radiance Vitality Oil, naturally I put it on my wishlist.

It wasn’t until recently that I’m experiencing eczema and realised that turmeric is among one of the many good ingredients that can keep my skin situation at bay that I revisit the Juara Skincare lineup which is apparently now can be easily purchased from Sephora Indonesia Online, which is where I got my Juara Skincare products from.

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These three products came just right in time of my skin emergency. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of opening up a pretty box filled with beauty products that you know your skin will love. Of course it’s only been a week since I first got these babies, so I thought I’ll give you a first impression.

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Juara Skincare & My New Found Love for Radiance Vitality Oil

Another cleansing oil review but this time from Tata Harper

For someone who proclaim to not really like cleansing oil, you must be wondering why am I posting two cleansing oils post consecutively? I though I might as well get it out of the way so you all know that these are about the only cleansing oils that I’ve tried so far.

Other than Fancl Mild Cleansing Oil and DHC Deep Cleansing Oil that I’ve previously reviewed here, I’ve also tried cleansing oils from:

  • The Body Shop, affordable and great scent! Great for cleansing makeup but still DHC and Fancl excel at removing makeup IMO. But then again, it’s easy to find here in Indonesia.
  • Astalift, great at removing makeup, light texture but considering the price, not really memorable.
  • Tatcha, one of the best cleansing oils that I’ve tried! I can’t believe I haven’t reviewed this. Now that it’s gone I don’t know whether I’ll be able to write a review. It’s light, expensive (so I wont use it to remove makeup), yet it’s great for removing makeup.

Anyway, this post is actually not about cleansing oil but more about my current favourite cleansing oil: Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser . When it comes to cleansing products, Ms. Harper surely knows how to create a lush cleansers! Each and every one cleansers that I’ve tried from this brand is really something else.

First of all, let me tell you that it’s not easy to find a cleansing oil that can emulsify from natural brand. But this cleansing oil emulsify easily. Tata Harper’s Nourishing Oil Cleanser feels really gentle on the skin and it’s filled with ingredients that are good for your skin such as beta carotene, vitamins A, C and E as well as lycopene and omega 3.

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Another cleansing oil review but this time from Tata Harper

The Battle of the Cleansing Oils: DHC Vs. Fancl

I’m not a big fan of cleansing oil, so there are very little cleansing oil in the market that I’ve tried. The reason is because I find cleansing balm and cream much more comforting to use on my dry skin. But I must admit cleansing oil is the easiest to use to remove makeup, especially if you’re using waterproof eye makeup such as eyeliner and mascara that are fibre-based and made in Japan. God, they’re really hard to remove!

Anyway, eventhough cleansing oil melt away all makeup in one swipe, never forget to emulsify it first. If you haven’t already know how to use cleansing oil properly, read this article on all about cleansers (unfortunately written in Bahasa Indonesia).

From my recent trip to Japan, I picked up two renowned cleansing oil from brands that I’ve trusted. They are the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil and Fancl Mild Cleansing Oil.

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Here’s what you need to know first about both cleansing oil: their ingredient list is pretty short (although I can’t really tell what’s inside Fancl since it’s in Japanese) and they’re free from mineral oil. I have no problem with cleansers that use mineral oil, but I know most people out there mind.

We’ll start with the famous DHC Deep Cleansing Oil.

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The Battle of the Cleansing Oils: DHC Vs. Fancl