Kiehl’s Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream: A Moisturiser That Will Give Your Skin a Healthy Vital Glow

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.

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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!).

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Kiehl’s Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream: A Moisturiser That Will Give Your Skin a Healthy Vital Glow

Light gel moisturiser for every skin type: Dr Jart Most Moist Water-Sure Gel Cream

I get asked a lot what moisturiser would be great for combination or oily skin? Well, it’s hard for me to recommend anything because I have a very dry skin. My skin drinks up any hydrating product like there’s no tomorrow. But I imagine this product from Dr Jart named Most Moist Water-Sure Gel Cream would be a perfect moisturiser for every skin type, including those with combination and oily skin.


Theoretically, combination and oily skin will still need hydration because their skin though producing more oil but they still need water to give the skin hydration or else it will compensate the lack of hydration by producing even more sebum. What both of these skin types need is the balance of hydration between oil and water not depriving the skin of both which create imbalances to the skin. A light, oil-free and/or gel type moisturiser would be the perfect kind of moisturiser for these types of skin.

In theory. But you can test this theory yourself and let me know how it works for your skin.

What is it?

Dr Jart Most Moist Water-Sure Gel Cream. For Asian and UK market the line is called Most Moist but for the US market it is called Water Fuse line.

From the Sephora website:

What it is:
A refreshing, oil-free gel cream moisturizer infused with hyaluronic acid to hydrate and plump skin all day. 

What it is formulated to do:
This refreshing, oil-free gel cream binds moisture to the skin for long-lasting hydration without stickiness, while olive leaf and cranberry strengthen the skin barrier to boost elasticity.

From the Beauty Bay website:

Dr. Jart+ Most Moist Water Sure Gel is a refreshing anti-ageing moisturiser ideal for dry and dehydrated skin types.

Specially formulated for prolonged moisturisation, Most Moist Water Sure Gel is enriched with natural Botanical Extracts such as Oat and Cactus which firm and lift, whilst hydrating the skin without irritation. With a gel cream consistency, Most Moist Water Sure Gel removes dead skin cells and smoothes rough, dry skin for a smoother surface texture.

Who is it for?

Basically I would say for anyone who needs hydration but you want something with light texture. Whether you have dry, normal, combination or oily skin, if the keyword in your search of moisturiser is “hydration” then this could be it. Especially great to use during day time or if you’re keen in layering in skincare products. This will not add up “weight” to your overall skincare layers.

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Light gel moisturiser for every skin type: Dr Jart Most Moist Water-Sure Gel Cream

Another winner from Merumaya, the day cream!

I used to laugh at the idea of day cream. What day cream? I use a separate sunscreen protector. But then I came across of the idea of day cream from the Japanese skincare whereby day cream is actually the sunscreen! But instead of just protecting you from the sun it’s actually packed with extras because your hydration during the day comes from milk lotion or emulsion and not your day cream. It’s supposed to work as a protector so that whatever you put beforehand works in harmony on your skin.

So I accept the fact that day cream is not a joke.

Also, I come to seek for a good day cream because I use multiple layers of skincare because it seems to work best for my dry skin. If I have to use separate moisturiser and sunscreen it sometimes feels too “heavy”. As such, I look for a good day cream. On the day that I only go out for a meeting and not for the whole day, SPF 15 and some bit of PA would be acceptable because after 4 hours you need to reapply anyway to make it an effective protector. I apply this after my oil, that’s why I just want to simplify using a day cream instead of a separate moisturiser and sunscreen.

You know how I love Merumaya Recharge Night Cream and how I enjoy their signature scent eversince I first try their cleansing balm? So there’s no surprise that I got myself a Merumaya Youth Preservation Moisturiser SPF 15. The people at Merumaya called this Power of 3 because it gives an effective moisturisation, anti-oxidants to fight all the nasties (sun rays, pollutions and external agressor) and SPF 15 protection to protect you from photoageing.

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Another winner from Merumaya, the day cream!

Revisiting the iconic Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion


Clinique is one brand that got me caught up in the skincare business. Their 3-step routine is simple yet it sums it all up and it’s still valid until today. It comprises of cleansing, toning and hydrate. It’s the basic step in skincare routine. Within this 3-step routine one of the iconic product is the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion (DDML).

So here’s what I see it as: a basic hydrator that gives back your skin its hydration and lightweight enough that it’s comfortable to layer with other product. In its Korean and Japanese skincare contender, I see this like some kind of emulsion. It gives the hydration but not enough nourishment and extra juice in it. Treat it like how you would treat an emulsion.

How do you use it?

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Revisiting the iconic Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion

Skincare Graveyard: Ole Henriksen Empower Featherweight Moisturizer

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It’s easy for me to love a product. One, apart from periodic sensitive attack shown by feasible redness and broken capillaries as well as dryness, I don’t have much problem with my skin. So that means most products work just well for me.

However, when I say I don’t like a product it tends to be for quite a specific reason. That specific reason why the Ole Henriksen Empower Featherweight Moisturizer goes right into the skincare graveyard is because of the scent. Oh it’s so meh. It smells so chemical and not in a clean pleasant way. It’s just off. For me, after all these skincare trials and errors, sensory experience play a big part when it comes to skincare.

As it happened to be, the scent isn’t the only reason I’m not liking this product. It’s said to be a weightless moisturiser that will quench thirsty skin and boost skin’s youthful vitality and glow.

It does feel lightweight but it doesn’t get absorbed easily which means layering it with an oil is impossible. Which means it’s not in any way featherweight! I’ve tried using this both day and night, for my dry skin this isn’t hydrating enough. On top of that, I didn’t see any glowing effect.

But, hey if this products work for you, it might not be the right one for me but it’s for you. Go ahead and continue using it. But for me … this is the end of the road for you and me.

Skincare Graveyard: Ole Henriksen Empower Featherweight Moisturizer

Gel-based moisturisers from Aesop

It took me forever to review these two, Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Serum and Oil Free Hydrating Serum, I know. But it’s all worth the wait because I’ve been using these two for probably more than four months? I use them less nowadays and it’s always a good experience when I’m using these two.

These two products are actually my first batch of Aesop and made me instantly head over heels with the brand, which no wonder I ordered three more products afterward which was Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque which I’ve previously reviewed here, Parsley Seed Antioxidant Eye Serum which you all see so often on my Skincare Arsenal post and Fabulous Face Oil that I’ve yet opened.

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Gel-based moisturisers from Aesop