I would have not known Ellen Lange peel range if it isn’t because of the good people of Ellen Lange that reach out to me. After scouring their website, I agreed for them to send me the whole set of the peel kit. It looks legit and solid range. Today, I’m thankful that they did reach out to me, because I get to discover a great range. With that said, I want to open this review by saying that this is another holy grail product of mine. It’s been one holy grail product after another lately, but catching up with posts should started with holy grail kind of products.
What is it? Ellen Lange Peel Accelerating Pads, 60 discs inside the tub.
This is actually part of a peel kit which consists of:
- Peel Prep (2 oz.) an enzyme scrub
- Peel Accelerator Pads (60 pads) pre-moistened glycolic peel pads
- Glycolic Peel Solution (1.5 oz.) the original peel kit solution
- Fan brush and dispensing cup
The whole set cost USD 85. I will probably review the whole set sometime in the future.
How do I use it? As an acid toner, after I double cleansed. I usually use this at night because I feel this is one of those acid toners that seriously packed a punch.
It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the brand Su:m 37. You give me anything from this brand and I will love it wholeheartedly. It’s much like my blind love toward Menard. Alas, I will try to give you my objective review regarding this cleansing balm. Although, it’s hard to so with that pretty pear-shaped packaging. I’m a sucker for pretty packaging. There are times that I’m willingly part with my hard-earned money just because a certain product came with pretty packaging.
So what is it? It’s a solid balm cleanser that will melt into oil once it come into contact with the warmth of your skin. Very easy to scoop out, it’s almost buttery. I think this is the kind of cleanser which is perfect for everyone.
The packaging: As you can see the pretty frosted glass pear-shaped packaging. There’s a spatula that you can put on top of the lid and it will sort of glued there magnetically. Which makes the whole experience of popping it back into the lid a wonderful one.
It’s been a while since I used any product from Kiehl’s. I used to be obsessed with their product because it’s easy to get a sample before you purchase their product so you can test whether you’re going to love their product or not. Apparently, many of the product that I sampled turn into purchases. I especially love their toners and eye creams.
So when I heard that Kiehl’s is coming out with a new moisturiser with Ginseng and Manuka Honey as main ingredients and promises in giving your skin its vital glow back? I’m really curious. It’s time to rekindle my love with Kiehl’s.
What is it? It’s a moisturiser, that you apply last on your skincare routine after anything else. Whether you only use the basic skincare routine of cleansing, toning and moisturize or you’re the kind of girl that do the whole 10-step skincare routine. It goes at the very last.
When do I use it? I’ve been using it for both day and night. Day time underneath my sunscreen and night time over the oil (yes, I’m using both oil and moisturiser because my skin is that dry!).
Before I start with the review, please if you’re not familiar with the ins and outs of the exfoliating/acid toner, read this article about it first before you try to find yourself one. If you want to know whether you need an exfoliating toner or not, you can read it here. My apology, both posts are in Bahasa Indonesia.
What is it? Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Cleansing Pads. Exfoliating toner in the form of pre-soaked pads.
Other information: 60 pads, 55mm in size, pH 4.
Price: £12.95 in the UK and $12.99 in the US
What’s in it? 2.8% of glycolic acid (AHA) for exfoliation to retexture and resurface. The older version of this pads stated that it contains 4% of AHA, but now the website quoted that it’s only 2.8%. I’ll discuss more about the result below. Other than that, it also contains hyaluronic acid to hydrate and blue daisy to soothe and calm the skin.
I brought several things during my trip to Japan, but the decision made purely based on whether it’s travel friendly size and whether I can finish the product during the trip so I can finish them up. Nothing special. What’s important is that I have every single product that I need for my routine. Among the products that I’ve brought with me during the trip, I’ve finished three. Sadly, these are not my most favourite products. Find out why by reading the review below.
- Sunday Riley Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm
I know this balm come as a highly raved product from a skincare brand that is highly loved by so many. But I’m sorry, I’m not feeling it! It’s really pricey at USD 50 for 100ml, it’s really quite expensive. The texture is a bit gritty, I don’t feel the extra tranquility experience when I’m spreading it around my skin because it’s not so easy to work with and the scent isn’t that lush. I’ve had better experience with Clinique and The Body Shop Cleansing Balm. I feel really lucky that I got this as a share jar so I’m not stuck with a whole jar of cleansing balm that I didn’t like. I got my from Skinhab on Instagram.
I did few posts on my Instagram for my Japan beauty haul, but since I received lots on enquiries regarding the haul, I thought I’ll sum up everything here. It’s been months since I last post on the blog. Most days, I just did a #deszellminireview on the blog. But I figure, in terms of searching information and categorising, blog is still much easier. So if I don’t have the time to do a lengthy review, I’ll just repost the mini review on the blog.
This picture basically sum up my haul.
Here’s a question I get alot: where do I usually purchase all the beauty products?
- Department store. Walk into a department store, whatever it is, and find their beauty floor. If I want to find a specific brand, I will visit their website and go to their store directory and find one near where I’m staying or the area I will be visiting that day. Otherwise, I will just randomly go into the beauty floor and see what caught my interest.
- Drugstore. There’s a number of drugstore in Japan, the well know one is Matsumoto Kiyoshi. But if you see a store that have beauty products and sheet masks in front of it and looks like they’re selling beauty products, just go inside and see what they have in store.
- Natural products specialty store. Sometimes you will see one like this either inside a department store or free standing store. I will just go inside and see what they have in store.