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

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

Why Menard Lisciare Cleansing Cream worth the splurge?

As I’ve previously mentioned practically everywhere, Menard is one brand that I truly love and that is not without reason. I love Japanese skincare and I love a Japanese skincare product that truly delivers.

I’ve previously reviewed the Tsukika cleansing cream, which is their starter line and I must say quite affordable as everything is priced between IDR 300,000 – 480,000. Now meet the older sister Lisciare, which tackles problem of skin elasticity and it opts to increase the water density of the skin so your skin looks more supple and bouncy, skin elasticity and firmness improves.

The price of Lisciare is double the price of Tsukika. Take for example the cleansing cream, Tsukika is priced at IDR 300,000 whereas Lisciare is priced at IDR 660,000. So why bother picking up Lisciare when you have Tsukika at half the price?

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Why Menard Lisciare Cleansing Cream worth the splurge?

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

If you want to try Menard & Don’t know where to start

My Instagram followers know well that if there’s one brand that I love head over heels that would be Menard. I’ve just realised that I have very few Menard products reviewed yet. Except for the exception of the few posts that I’ve written for Female Daily, which for the purpose of sponsored review. Even my favourite go to line for hydration, Lisciare, I don’t have any single review yet on this.

As such, it will be my mission to get through the list of reviewing Menard products. Starting with Menard Tsukika cleansing cream!

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Let me start with brief explanation on the Tsukika range. It’s the most basic range from Menard and product pricing starts from IDR 300,000 (cleansing cream) – IDR 480,000 (cream). I was shocked at first knowing that Menard actually have a line that’s quite affordable considering they have IDR 15 mil cream as well!

This range is perfect for those who just starting to use skincare and don’t know where to start as this offers basic maintenance for your skin. It’s also perfect if  you don’t have any problem with your skin and want to try Menard for the first time. Especially if you’re under 25. But if you’re somewhere above 28 and starting to feel the need to add more juice to your skincare I would suggest to opt for Liscare instead.

The star ingredient in this range is Selenicereus flower extract or Bunga Wijaya Kusuma which only blooms on midnight. The scent of the whole line resembles closely with this flower and it is a delightful faint floral scent.

Now onto the review.

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If you want to try Menard & Don’t know where to start

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?