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

Semua yang perlu diketahui tentang cleanser

Saya adalah penganut double cleansing. Kalau memakai makeup atau produk apapun yang waterproof, sudah tidak bisa tawar-tawar lagi, pasti akan double cleansing. Mungkin ini adalah salah satu rutinitas yang diajarkan oleh merek-merek Jepang yang saya anut sampai sekarang ini dan merasa benar gunanya.

Nah, ternyata double cleansing ini banyak sekali yah yang nanya. Perlu nggak? Kapan perlunya? Produk apa yang bisa dipakai buat double cleansing. Selain itu cleanser sendiri juga banyak menjadi pertanyaan, tipe apa yang cocok buat kulit seperti apa.

Karena banyak pertanyaan dan padahal saya yakin benar di luaran sana pasti sudah banyak informasi, akhirnya saya memutuskan untuk membuat beberapa artikel yang terkait dengan skin care dasar dan merangkumnya dalam satu artikel. Agar pencarian informasi lebih mudah dan juga saya coba menuliskannya dalam bahasa Indonesia karena informasi serupa lebih banyak dalam bahasa Inggris.

Kalau sebelumnya saya sudah membahas tuntas mengenai acid toning, kali ini saya ingin membahas mengenai cleanser dan double cleansing.

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Kenapa kita butuh membersihkan wajah?

Jawabannya as simple as kenapa kita butuh mandi? Yah karena ingin membersihkan diri dari semua kotoran dan juga biar segar. Walaupun di rumah seharian pasti tetap akan mandi kan?

Seberapa sering dan kapan membersihkan wajah?

Disarankan dua kali sehari, pagi dan malam. Sangat tidak disarankan sering-sering mencuci wajah karena malah akan membuat wajah kering.

Apa itu double cleansing?

Memakai dua produk berbeda untuk membersihkan wajah. Yang pertama adalah untuk mengangkat kotoran di wajah seperti makeup dan sunscreen dan yang kedua adalah untuk membersihkan kulit dan pori-pori kita secara menyeluruh. Untuk lebih jelasnya bisa dibaca di artikel ini.

Kapan perlu double cleansing?

Biasanya malam hari. Karena pada saat siang hari kita menggunakan makeup atau sunscreen yang waterproof.

Pada pagi hari tidak perlu double cleansing. Kecuali memang pada malam hari menggunakan banyak produk yang berminyak dan merasa butuh membersihkan wajah dua kali.

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Semua yang perlu diketahui tentang cleanser

A touch of Su-Man life changing experience

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I’m always adventurous when it comes to skincare. I’m a loyal customer of Cult Beauty, they have great product lineup when it comes to skincare and really great customer service. With that said, I also love to lurk around for the brands selection at Cult Beauty and looking for their review.

One brand that come to my attention was Su-Man that created by facialist to the starlets of Hollywood Su-Man Hsu. Anne Hathaway described Su-Man Hsu’s facial “a life changing experience”. That got to mean something, right?

In Cult Beauty you can purchase the discover set called Skin Reborn Essential Discovery Collection for the price of £50 which contains Purifying Cleansing Gel-Oil (40ml), Exfoliating Facial Polish (40ml) and Velvet Skin Brightening Serum (15ml). The serum alone costs £98 for 30 ml which means you’re paying for half the full size of the serum and you get the cleanser and exfoliator for free! Since I was curious about the brand, I leap without thinking and got myself the whole set. 

So here’s my full review regarding the three products in the set. You’re forewarned, this is going to be a lengthy post because it consist of three products review.

1. Su-Man Velvet Skin Brightening Serum

What is it? Taken from Cult Beauty

Velvet Skin Brightening Serum is brimming with powerful firming and anti-ageing extracts. Hyaluronic acid has a plumping effect, flooding skin with precious moisture to decrease the visibility of fine lines and wrinkle, while rosehip seed oil (a rich source of essential fatty acids) helps promote skin repair and restore its strength and elasticity. Continue reading “A touch of Su-Man life changing experience”

A touch of Su-Man life changing experience

Who’s waiting for the review of this Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm?

Another cleanser that I should have reviewed earlier since I’ve finished this sometime ago. Emma Cleanser Moringa Cleansing Balm is quite a renowned product in the vastly growing market of cleansing balm. People love it for its lush scent and lovely refined texture that is also cleanse your face thoroughly.

As quoted from the website. Here’s an explanation of what it is:

Award winning Moringa Cleansing Balm is a balanced daily cleanser that thoroughly cleanse deep in the pores, moisturises and calms all skin types.

Ingredients:

Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-8 Beeswax, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Sorbitan Stearate, Palmitic/Stearic Triglycerides, Limonene, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Silica, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Juniperus Virginiana Oil, Aqua (Water), Lecithin, Linalool, Butylene Glycol, Octyldodecyl PCA, Menthyl PCA, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Disodium Phosphate, Citronellol, Citric Acid, Geraniol, Citral.

Let’s highlight a couple of those.

The star ingredient is none other than Moringa Seed Extract that is commonly found in skincare and beauty product because it’s inexpensive yet moisturising, offers great cleansing and also it’s a great emollient.

Grape Seed Oil and Sweet Almond Oil that contain essential fatty acid to plum and soften the skin.

There are also great ingredients such as Jasmine, Rose, Orange, Neroli and Mandarin that offers many benefit but for me mostly they add a really lovely scent to the product.

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Who’s waiting for the review of this Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm?

HG Cleanser: Merumaya Cleansing Balm

Merumaya cleansing balm goes to the HG status quite easily. It tick all the right boxes of a good cleanser for me.

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This melting cleansing balm is packaged in a tub and the texture is more like gel balm instead of buttery balm. This is quite different from the texture of Clinique cleansing balm that I’m so used to for years. But the gel like texture actually gives a really nice slip when you massage it around the face without it melting into a complete oil. There’s still a slip and grip factor there even if you’ve been massaging it for ten minutes, completely unlike the traditional cleansing balm.

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HG Cleanser: Merumaya Cleansing Balm

Recent Purchase: Caroline Hiron Approved Skincare

Semenjak keranjingan baca Caroline Hiron saya jadi sering mencatat produk-produk yang dipakainya. Tapi sayangnya kebanyakan produk atau malah hampir semua yang dipakainya tidak ada di Indonesia. Nasib! 

Jadi biasanya kalau memang secara ulasan saya ngiler, langsung, deh masuk ke daftar wishlist saya. Kalau kebetulan ada yang menawarkan mau titip apa langsug deh pilih-pilih dari daftar tersebut.

Dua produk terakhir yang saya beli karena ulasannya atau sekedar karena sering lihat di akun Instagram-nya adalah Hylamide SubQ Eyes dan Merumaya Cleansing Balm.

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Recent Purchase: Caroline Hiron Approved Skincare