Why I’m Head Over Heels With Hanyul

Last two years were my Korean skincare craze period. I tried various Korean skincare from the dirt cheap one to a more expensive one. Two brands set the bar for me, they are Sum 37 and Hanyul. This particular post discuss the latter. Hanyul is a sister company to Sulwhasoo and Laneige. The position is somewhere between the two. If you want to dig deeper into the brand, I’ve written a little bit here. I like Sulwhasoo they’re have great products. But somehow my skin doesn’t 100% fit in with the brand’s product lineup. They seems to work well on mature skin or problematic oily skin. Most of them feels watery on my face but not hydrating enough. But I can still use it, just not perfect. As for Laneige, I think they’re tad too young for my skin although some of their products are everlasting like the cleansers and sleeping mask. Here are the summary of the Hanyul products that I’ve tested. Since I’ve thrown away most of my stuff, I don’t have original pictures.

1. Hanyul Optimizing Serum

There’s a full review of this product at Female Daily but the bottom line why I like this product is that it’s like an almost exact copy of Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum. It’s perfect for when I’m having my hormonal acne, helps to deal with them, but not as drying on my skin as Sulwhasoo’s.

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Why I’m Head Over Heels With Hanyul

My Thoughts on Sunday Riley Artemis

I forgot that I haven’t written a review on Sunday Riley Artemis, which is the only facial oil that I got from the brand. Firstly, let me rant about this brand. Why everything from this brand is so bloody expensive! Especially the facial oil!

Now let’s move onto the review.

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Sunday Riley Artemis is a complexion balancing oil. Here’s the detail that I copied straight from Sephora website:

This highly effective face oil is balanced with super CLA from pomegranate and omega 3 from flax seed for a clean, healthy glow from within. Milk thistle seed oil, black cumin seed oil, and pink grapefruit essential oil help fight redness and signs of premature aging caused by toxins and inflammation. An essential oil complex of Australian medicinal plants, lemon ironbark, and lemon myrtle provides anti-inflammatory, purifying, and cleansing support. Skin is left smooth, fresh, and youthful-looking.

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My Thoughts on Sunday Riley Artemis

On Doing Acid Toning Responsibly

I posted an article on daily and weekly exfoliation at Female Daily. It basically laid out all the basic theory of what, how and when of the exfoliation. Since exfoliation, in particular acid toning is the it thing among my friends and I noticed some of my followers in Instagram ask me alot about it, I thought I do a follow up post. Thanks to Lena which pointed out to me that a younger skin might only need a physical exfoliation – I’ll talk more about this below.

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Some of these stuff that I talked about regarding exfoliation in general and acid toning in particular are the fruit of research, reading blog entries from various bloggers that talked intensively about skincare and ingredients such as Caroline Hirons and Skin & Tonic, and also from personal experience. In no way that this post (or any other) can be regarded as a professional opinion because I’m no dermatologist – I get paid to preach people on other stuff and it’s legit. So when I write and discuss something, I expect people to take it with a grain of salt and to make an informed decision by enriching themselves with information from various sources before they actually make a decision. Don’t worry the actual post itself is not that lengthy. 

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On Doing Acid Toning Responsibly

Something New. Something Black, White & Grey

I’ve changed my blog theme. I want something minimalistic with my favourite tone: black, white and grey. If my clients think it’s too plain then I shall have it myself.

Good bye old theme. So long. My favourite part of this theme is Cha’s baby picture on the banner. Oh look at those cheeks. Now she’s so skinny though she eats like no tomorrow. I’ve also changed the name of the blog to simply ‘Deszell’ as I don’t write much about Cha anymore or motherhood.

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Something New. Something Black, White & Grey

Another French Pharmacy Love: Taaj Paris

My bestfriend lives in Paris. That’s how I get my steady stream of French Pharmacy products (along with my COS and & Other Stories loot). She’s also the source of the latest what’s in, in the French Pharmacy world. I have been wanting to post a French Pharmacy best of products but I sense it’s going to be a lengthy post so I thought I’ll start with one product. My latest acquisition and I’m head over heels with it: Taaj Paris Soothing Gel. 



So, what about this?
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Another French Pharmacy Love: Taaj Paris