My HG Gel Cleanser: Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel

I think reviewing cleanser is the easiest. That’s why I’m reviewing them like no tomorrow. But this cleanser here is currently my holy grail next to the Merumaya balm because of its texture, ingredients, scent and feel.

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Oskia is a skincare brand that uses MSM at the heart of its ingredient. Here a little bit about MSM that I quoted directly from Oskia’s website.

“MSM (Methyl Sulphonyl Methane) is a natural form of organic sulphur compound that is found in all living organisms. It is the purest and most bio-available form of sulphur, one of the essential minerals crucial to life and the regeneration of cells. MSM has traditionally been taken as a food supplement to increase joint health for peak flexibility and mobility, as well as for strong hair and nails, beautiful skin, and numerous other health conditions from leaky gut syndrome and ME to damaged joints, arthritis, osteoporosis and psoriasis. OSKIA is the first premium skincare range to harness MSM’s highly beneficial properties.

MSM can benefit all skin types and ages. It is known to have been highly effective in the treatment of conditions including acne, eczema and psoriasis, as well as sensitive, and problematic skin, and helps keep skin healthy and strong to guard against premature ageing and skin damage.”

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My HG Gel Cleanser: Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel

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

This Dr Jart’s clay foam will make your face instantly brigther

I think it’s inevitable for those with medium to tan complexion wanting a brighter skin. So sometimes we resort in an instant solution – those evil Vitamin C injection, yes there’s such thing! I know the celebrities are doing that for a boost of energy, but in this part of the world, many are doing it without professional supervision for beauty related reason. Very dangerous endeavour I must say.

So instead of the dangerous path to instant solution, I present you something that will make your complexion instantly brighter at a reasonable state but still very safe. Mind you, it will make your skin brighter but at a normal state, not brighter than your original skin complexion.

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What is it? Dr Jart Trans-Foam Clay in Calming White

It’s a white clay product that is actually a foam cleanser that you can use as a normal cleanser. Similar to the Glamglow cleansers. Once it touches water, it will transform into a clay.

How to use it? Apply liberally allover your face, on a clean face and dry skin. Leave it for about three to five minutes because it’s sort of like a quick mask. Wash with warm water while massaging the clay in circular motion until it all transform into foam and lather off.

I prefer to use it as a second cleanser because that way I can get the maximum effect of the product.

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This Dr Jart’s clay foam will make your face instantly brigther

Why you should give the Osmia Organics Black Clay Facial Soap a Chance?

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you must know by now that I despise high pH cleanser and I always try to choose low pH cleanser. But when I had this black clay soap from Osmia Organics that I received from one of my Beauty Heroes boxes, I thought why not just give it a try.

It’s inevitable with saponified soap bar that the pH of the cleanser will be high. Thankfully this one doesn’t go as high as 9 and maintain its pH lower than 8. Still it isn’t the pH that I’m looking for but since I have this at my disposal, why not give it a try.

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The Osmia Organics Black Clay Facial Soap is one of their best selling soaps and made with Australian black clay and dead sea mud to balance and tone the skin. On top of that this product is enriched with organic coconut milk, which we all know coconut is a great anti bacterial ingredient – or is that just the oil? I don’t have oily skin, but I find that balancing products tend to work wonders to my skin when I’m on my PMS or period cycle where I often experience hormonal acne and heightened sensitivity on the skin. Prior to this I’ve tried their Facial Calibration Serum to replace my Sunday Riley Artemis and it works wonderfully. So with the success of the first product, I’m more open minded to try other products from Osmia Organics.

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Why you should give the Osmia Organics Black Clay Facial Soap a Chance?

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

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?

Inexpensive cream cleanser from Goodnes

Amidst being a new player in the skincare industry, Goodness curated small selection of products have gain many strong followers because their products are inexpensive and exceed the expectation in terms of performance versus price.  The first product that I got from this brand was their Chia Seed Oil, which is the centre piece of their star ingredients. I was blown away by how good the texture are and result on my skin by merely only paying AUD 20 for this oil. I was pretty curious about the rest of the range, but moisturiser is not in my option of to-buy list because it will take sometime to finish. So I snatched the Goodness Every Day Cream Cleanser instead. It’s priced for AUD 16.99 for 150 ml!

First of all, I love the simple packaging with just a hint of tongue-in-cheek marketing gimmick in the way they presented the information on the packaging.

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Inexpensive cream cleanser from Goodnes