Exfoliating Toner: Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix

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.

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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.

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Exfoliating Toner: Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix

3 Products I finished During the Japan Trip

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.

  1. Sunday Riley Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm

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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.

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3 Products I finished During the Japan Trip

Japan Beauty Haul 2017

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.

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This picture basically sum up my haul.

Here’s a question I get  alot: where do I usually purchase all the beauty products?

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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Japan Beauty Haul 2017

Move on dari shoes and skincare

Kelemahan terbesar saya adalah shoes and skincare. Kayaknya gatel banget kalau lihat kedua benda itu kalau ada yang bagus atau good deal banget harganya. Padahal, sih, di rumah baik sepatu dan skincare sudah menumpuk banget. Tapi tetap saja saya sering tidak tahan godaan.

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Saking menumpuknya barang-barang saya tahun lalu saya sempat coba-coba menjual barang-barang yang tidak terpakai di akun Instagram. Tapi pada saat memilah-milah barang ternyata tidak banyak yang saya rela lepaskan. Tapi setelah setahun berlalu, ternyata usaha saya untuk merelakan barang-barang yang sudah tidak terpakai ini tidak maju-maju juga. Rata-rata karena setiap saya sedang memilah-milah barang ada saja alasan yang terlintas. “Sayang banget ini dijual, soalnya waktu itu belinya pas lagi jalan-jalan di Negara A.” atau “Sepatu ini belinya kan dalam rangka hadiah ulang tahun untuk sendiri.” Yang sebenarnya menurut saya ini hanya alasan saja. Padahal kalau ditengok lagi, barang-barang yang tahun lalu tidak lulus sensor itu masih saja tidak saya pakai sampai sekarang.

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Move on dari shoes and skincare

#phstriptestchronicle Amore Pacific Treatment Enzyme Peel

I love a good enzyme peel powder wash. Especially if they feel right and soft on the skin and have a low pH. This one from Amore Pacific is one of my favourites among with Fancl and Sum37 powder wash. I’ll tell you why in a minute.

But first of all I want to explain why I love enzyme peel powder wash. It’s a powder form cleanser that you mix with water to produce a big thick foam. Most powder wash, at least the good ones, able to produce a really good quality thick foam with the help of foaming net or ball. The good thing about this is because it’s a dry product, they quality of product maintain intact for some period of times. You just need to keep it away from humid place and water as to guarantee no accident will happen. The good thing about enzyme is that it helps with surface exfoliation; lifting away all the dead skin cells that already looks flaky and dull. Usually I will make a foam, leave the foam on my face for two minutes or so before rinsing it off. For a more heavy duty surface exfoliation I usually reach for my enzyme peel mask. It works better than a physical scrub in lifting away dead skin cells that are ready to come off.

Is it ok to combine this with acid toner? Yes, as long as you don’t use too much exfoliation product. Rule of thumb is three exfoliating products at one go is safe enough. For me that would be this enzyme peel wash with no flannel involved in cleansing – if you do, that would be your second exfoliator-, acid toner and vitamin C during day time and retinol at night.

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First of all I love this product because it has a low pH. I think it’s somewhere between 5-6. If it’s nearing to 6 I think it’s still safe enough and it doesn’t irritate my skin at all.

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#phstriptestchronicle Amore Pacific Treatment Enzyme Peel

Why RMS Beauty Cream is different from your supermarket VCO

Ok, bear with me as I do another cleanser review because I want to do a top 5 cleanser so I want to get as many as possible out of the way. Also, cleansers are the kind of products that are gone quickly from my collection because they get used a lot.

The next one to review is the RMS Beauty Raw Coconut Cream.

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First of all, it’s not a cream, at all! It’s like the virgin coconut oil that you get in the supermarket. Especially if you live in tropic country the coconut just melts into oil. No creaminess at all. I guess if you live in colder weather it will probably solidify a bit.

When it came in the package, it was all clear liquid and I throw it in to the fridge immediately.

If you want to know the benefit of raw coconut oil you can read it here. Other than that, let’s move on to the review. After the jump!

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Why RMS Beauty Cream is different from your supermarket VCO

If you need to replenish your skin’s water level try Lancome Energie de Vie Sleeping Mask

You must have seen these green Lancome bottles on my Instagram feed. I received it like last month in the middle of my eczema phase. Which is a shame so I didn’t have the chance to experiment and play around with the different range. But the one product that I put on my skin during this period is the Lancome Énergie de Vie The Overnight Recovery Sleeping Mask.

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Lancome Energie de Vie range is a range of skincare to revive tired skin with simple products and routines yet efficacious to give dull skin instant glow. It’s something that modern woman, or anyone that’s looking to simplify their routine would love. The range is simple and the formulation is mostly inspired by Asian skincare if you touch the texture of the products.

What I have here is pearly lotion that is hydrating lotion. Liquid care that you can use as a booster, serum and emulsion in one and the texture is so light so this one product really simplifies your routine if you’re looking for a simple step. Lastly, the sleeping mask which I will be reviewing here.

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If you need to replenish your skin’s water level try Lancome Energie de Vie Sleeping Mask