Showing posts with label korean skin care. Show all posts
Showing posts with label korean skin care. Show all posts

Thursday, 6 July 2017

[Review] BentonPapaya-D Sun Cream

Benton Cosmetics is one of the brands which has made it name in the beauty market be it the West or the East Established in 2011 it has released a lot of products which have become cult favorite. [ i am looking at you snail and Bee venom essence]




recently Benton cosmetics organized an event where they picked lucky testers to try out their new Papaya D suncream, this is actually the first ever suncream/ sunscreen and i think they have nailed the product right in first go

**** I was sent this product by Benton Cosmetics in exchange for an honest review*****



BENTON
The name and definition of Benton took its motives from the movie ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ (also known as ‘Benjamin Button goes backwards in time’ in Korea) which had a warm touch on many people’s heart. In the movie, Benjamin is born as an old man and he becomes younger and younger as time goes by and ultimately dies as a new born baby. Benjamin happens to deeply fall in love with a woman named Daisy. However, as time goes by and as Benjamin becomes younger he has no choice but to leave Daisy. What if Daisy could have also turned back time on her physical appearance, wouldn’t she be happier?

It may just be a fictional movie, but wouldn’t most people have the same desire to be young again? Benton’s desire is to turn back the time of your skin. Unlike the instant temporary effect created by harmful ingredients, we hoped to improve skin care by using the healthy ingredients in our products which will help regain your skin to its original healthy condition
(source: Benton cosmetics official website )

i have oily skin which has tendency to breakout pretty easily. my main goal when picking out skincare or makeup is to avoid formulas which have high content of oil in them because that's the kind of stuff which causes acne and pimples. for the past 2 years i have been using a medicated sun block which was prescribe to me by a dermatologist. now if i be honest i haven't been using it as regularly as i should because the texture of the sun cream is thick and greasy so my skin totally feels suffocated in summer and during rainy seasons
when i applied for the tester opportunity i was excited and skeptic because i have heard great things about korean sun screens and this was a first time for me trying out an asian suncream

The Benton Papaya D suncream comes in a very travel friend squeeze tube which is clean white in color and has a silver cap. i really like how chic and sophisticated the packaging. also the nozle makes it super hygienic to use

Quantity: 50 gm ( man i am sure this is going to last me a very long time )

Price : 18-20 $






About the product:

Benton claims that this suncream is light and moist
has a citrus-y scent and has white color, physical sun screen and has temporary white cast
SPF 38 PA+++ (pretty good any sun screen about SPF 30 gives about 97% protection from UVB rays while PA protects from UVA radiations



My thoughts

compared to the sun creams i have used in past this is indeed light in weight .on application this feels light on the skin and gives a healthy sheen. it has good moisturizing properties. i think you can wear this under your foundation and totally skip up on moisturizer or primer( at least for people having oily skin ). i has a faint scent i cant really detect the scent though but it does not stays for long . just vanishes during application . As its a physical sun cream it does have white color but don't let that scare you as this blends so beautifully into the skin that there are no signs of a white cast . i took a picture of my self with the flash on and viola no signs of flash back so you can mix this with your foundation.




this suncream is moisturizing in a non greasy kind of way . for people with oily skin this might emphasize the oil on your face slightly but i am sure you can achieve a  glow-y makeup look( all the strobbing and highlighting trend that  has been  around lately). i am pretty sure this is going to work out even more better in winter . luckily the dreaded comedones and blackheads did not pop up during my 1 week use.

although this is designed for all skin types i think people with combination, normal and dry skin are going to enjoy it more as compared to people with oily skin .
Well done Benton cosmetics you have done a great job with this sun cream

you can purchase this online at Benton cosmetics website




















Sunday, 7 May 2017

The skin maskeurade exhibition


Hello




Its so hard to find original Korean/Japanese makeup and skin care in Pakistan. And even if you luckily do locate an online store the prices are exorbitant. Recently an online store called "The SkinMaskeurade" held an exhibition at Chaye Khana Islamabad to introduce the Korean and Japanese skincare to the masses.


When I arrived at Chaye Khana I was directed to a the exhibition room where I was greeted warmly by the organizers and the people working behind the online store. The place was decorated with a lots of flowers and fairy lights. All the skincare products where sorted out on the bases of skin types which made it super easy to locate the products. There weren't many makeup products to choose from but skincare section was well stocked. All the cult favourite and popular brands and products were there. The prices in my opinion were a bit high but then I think this can be justified if you add the custom duty, shipping cost and the profit.




  The owner Ms Faiza and her team were well prepared and had knowledge about all the products showcased at the exhibition. They guided everyone on choosing products. After looking around and taking a lot of pictures. I picked out an aloe cleanser by nature republic. Two free samples were added to my purchase
I had a lot of fun at the exhibition. Besides I got an idea about the products bottle size so that next time when I place an order I wont be disappointed.






I am so glad that Korean makeup and  skincare products have finally made it to the pakistani shores
Best of luck team "The SkinMaskeurade

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

kbeautilicious product review: IOPE, Banila co, Eunyul

II recently had an opportunity to try out a couple of products by kbeautilicious. So after a week of testing. I am going to review them

IOPE  Air Cushion RX


The first thing I tried out was the Iope air cushion rx in sample size. Now I have cushion foundations in my wish list for almost 1 year. Since this is a sample version there is no air puff applicator but rather the regular latex sponge  to apply foundation.


The foundation is in shade n 21 vanilla which matched my skin perfectly it has light to medium coverage and the formula is very hydrating on the skin. I also detected a slight scent was was pleasant and not bothersome. This foundation lasted for 5hrs on my face and began to rub off after that from certain spots on my face. I think this is best suited for dry skin and winter season when the skin tends to become dry and flaky



Will I purchase the full version? Definitely


Banila and co. Clean it zero


This is an extremely hyped up balm like oil cleanser which is made up of mineral oil. Now a little word of warning ⚠ here: Mineral oil is a comedogenic agent so if you have acne prone skin steer clear of this cleanser.  I scooped up a bit of product with my fingers and it began to melt instantly. I massaged this into my skin and washed it water and double cleansed  my face with a gel cleanser


this balm is an oil cleanser which loosen ups the makeup and tough oil proof formulas which Are hard to be easily washed off with a regular cleanser.  i just removed my face makeup with this and it worked pretty well. I did a little research and found out that this cleanser comes in a few other variants for sensitive , oily and acne prone skin.



Will I purchase the full size version? Hell yes why not?



Eunyul Natural Moisture Mask Pack in Collagen


Even though I am in my twenties I have tried out a lot of collagen masks already. Collagen is a good hydrating agent. It has skin forming and wrinkle reducing properties. Unlike the many sheet masks I have tried out before this mask by eunyul comes in a smaller packaging but contains equal amount of product in I.e 22ml


Reducing the plastic packaging dimensions is a very eco friendly decision I must say. This has a strong smell but it was not bad. I applied the mask on my face and waited for the serum to absorb into my skin for 40 mins. The serum made my skin itch slightly but it wasn't to uncomfortable. After removing the mask I pated my face and neck with the remaining serum. My skin felt instantly hydrated and a little plump.the effect remained for the whole day. To get full effect I think one has to use the mask consistently for quite some days.

thats all 

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Best and Worst of year 2016 in terms of Makeup and Skincare

Here is break down report of what I think are the worst beauty products of year 2016



Worst beauty products :




Freemans cucumber mask was the worst mask I have ever tried despite all the rav-views it got the mask does nothing to the skin. Its just like spreading water glue on the face and peeling it off. total waste of money , skin renewing and moisturizing are you kidding me???


Ponds toner is another product which turned out to be a disappointment. It didn't clean my skin or balanced out ph of my face in fact it just made my pores clog up and made my skin break out terribly
 the only thing good was its scent and thats it !!!

The very hyped about korean peel off lip tint was another waste of money, it didn't stain my lip a slight bit. the stain just bled on slight contact with water and made me look like a Dracula.


What I think was the best discovered product and what was worth the investment


I experimented with false eyelashes this year and discovered a lot of great affordable lashes in the local market and found the design which suits my eyes best





Best discovery was Korean sheet masks, these beauties are wonderful and give instant punch of hydration, give a very luxurious spa like feel





Good investment was the holika holika bb cream, its smells nice, long lasting and has medium coverage so looks natural on the skin





Also found a skin cream for my oily skin by oriflame which does not causes breaks out and has hydrating properties suitable for oily skin

Clazona matte lip gloss , our very own paksitani liquid lipsticks easy on the pocket , vast color selection and very long lasting

My new year resolutions for the year 2017



I plan to try more  Korean makeup and skincare products as I have been impressed with what I have tried last year

I also plan to write more quality blog posts this year

I am going to try to post makeup looks this year on my blog

Extend my skincare collection and add some good skincare products to my inventory

Just like last year I resolve to finish up more makeup products from my makeup collection

Try to gain at least 5 kg more weight (I am terribly underweight)

Stop buying makeup on impulse

Empties  for the year of 2016



admittedly a few empties ended up in the trash can which i forgot to photograph but the ones i managed to save in a bag are here in this photograph, i finished a full sized chubby stick, a lip balm, eyeliner, a full size face mask and a sun screen , the rest are sheet masks and sample sized creams i finished :)




thats all for todays post !!

what are your resolutions for year 2017?



Sunday, 20 November 2016

Skin 18 review: Luke hyaluron face mask, luke mugwort Nose strip and luke hydrogel eye patch


Skin18.com sent me three products by luke

Luke Essence Mask hyaluron


Firstly is the hyaluronic face mask.this mask contains hyaluronic acid which has moisturizing properties. Due to the dry cold my oily skin is acting pretty weird these days. The area around my nose and cheek feels dry and sore at times. This mask nursed my skin pretty good. It replenished the moisture and made my skin soft like a baby.  This mask fit my face shape nicely and contained very generous amount of serum. I feared it might drip lol. As always I enjoyed wearing this mask and the great thing is that the moisturizing effect lasted for two days 👍






Luke Nose Patch mugwort



I have already tried this nose strip by luke and in my opinion about this pore strip is same. Its great for the price and does a fantastic job of pulling out all the black heads and gunk from the pores. For proof check out the picture below






  Luke Nose Patch mugwort


Since its winters I didn't applied this eye patch cold like I previously did. But it did felt cool and tingly none the less. I didn't notice any major difference in my wrinkles but I did notice that this eye patch made my eyes look less tired and more bright and refreshed then before




and this concludes my review of all the products i have been sent by skin18.com. skin18.com currently has some awesome deals running on their website so do check them out

Saturday, 5 November 2016

skin 18 mask: purederm yogurt grape pack and mirum fresh fruit green tea mask review


Purederm yogurt grape pack

(Wash off type massage pack)

Quantity:10ml



The only variety  of wash off masks I have ever used are  freemans mud mask, so using this moisturizing wash off mask was new for me

 this is an opaque white mask which has a synthetic grape scent with miniature granules for exfoliation. The granules are very little in number and very fine.
the mask has a cream like texture which absorbs within a minute into the skin as soon as its massaged on to the face




In my opinion this sachet contains enough  product which can be used twice,
I applied a dime size of this mask to my face in gentle circular motions and then left it on my face for 20 mins( I know the instructions say to leave it for 5-10 mins)



This washed off quite easily. It didn't lather or foam when washing. After patting my skin dry I noticed that it was soft and moisturized and my complexion was slightly lighter
For the price this mask is good skincare product

Mirum fresh fruit green tea sheet mask

 



I love the scent of green tea , so I was very excited to try this out
I applied this mask early in the morning while sipping my morning tea. The experience altogether was so refreshing . This smells exactly like free tea.  Green tea has the quality of hydrating lightening and detoxifying skin so this mask is perfect for all kind of skin types

After washing my face with a cleanser I applied this sheet mask to my face and left it on for 30 mins. I wanted my skin to absorb all the goodness this mask was offering hehe 😊



The sheet mask has a soft texture and is very gentle on the skin I was a bit large for my face but that's not too problematic. On removal I massaged the left over product on my face and neck
My skin felt soft and supple for two days which is so good since the weather is getting cold lately and my skin is acting quite weird



I have oily skin so creams and lotions using clog up my pores and make my skin break out but I am pleased to report that I didn't experience any breakouts after using this mask
I am so much interested to try out other variants from this line of sheet masks


That's all for now review of other products coming up soon

Sunday, 23 October 2016

skin 18 mask Innoface modelling cup pack and Cracare 3 step face mask review

Hello



I am back again reviewing the contents of my second reviewers package sent to me by skin18.com
Before I begin I want to thank skin18.com for send me these. Trust me, my mother and I had so much fun trying out these masks  this weekend


Innoface modelling cup pack in peppermint


Quanity : 15g
 
 I have never tried a modelling cup facemask but I am familiar with peel off mask,
This mask is a diy project kind of thing in which you are supposed to make your own mask by mixing the powder provided with water in a fixed ratio 0f 2:1. this mask converts into a chewy rubbery like texture which peels off easily




I mixed a little amount of water with powder in a saucer and applied it to my cheek only
The first thing I noticed was the smell of peppermint , ah so refreshing




This mask gives a cool tingling sensation which feels so good
I waited a few minutes for the mask to dry and then peeled it off
unlike the freeman peel off mask this didnt peel of tiny hair from my face so whole procedure was pain free



My skin felt soft after the whole procedure. didnt experience any irritation on the skin
Personally I feel that this mask has powder enough to be used two times


Cracare 3 step anti aging collagen lifting mask 




I gave this to my mother to try out since its more appropriate for her skin and age . This is a three step skin mask its has an anti aging ampoule , a sheet mask and  anti aging night cream



Firstly let me just say that how amazing and sweet does this mask smells, its part floral part herbs

Step1: Anti aging ampoule contained enough product to cover the face complete. The ampoule absorbed instantaneously, its very light in weight and did not leave a greesy film on the skin
My mother really liked the way it made her dry skin so soft and smooth




Step2: Is a sheet mask this had a lot of product in it which was dripping so my mother applied the excess product to her neck




She left the mask on her face for 30 mins and them removed the mask and gave her face a mini massage
She really like how hydrated and supple her skin was after using the mask


Step3: Anti aging night cream
My mother applied to her face before going to bed and was happy to notice that this cream completely absorbed into her skin so didn't had to worry about the cream transferring on to her pillow case



My mother woke up with very soft and bright looking skin, this mask has amazing scent part floral part herbal the scent is really soothing so altogether it was a very luxurious experience for my mother


i am truly impressed by these two masks and plan to stock up the cracare masks for my mother on this Christmas / new year sale

korean skin care is truly amazing

you can purchase these masks at skin18.com


reviews of other mask coming up  soon on blog