Showing posts with label skincare. Show all posts
Showing posts with label skincare. Show all posts

Friday, 9 June 2017

Nature republic aloe cleansing gel cream

Hello
My skin has thankful gone back to normal and luckily the scars have reduced considerably. So I am now back to. Using cleansers which reduce oil production. One of the products which is still a part of my skincare routine is this gel cleanser by nature republic. If you look through my cabinet you might be very amused to see the number of cleansers/makeup removers I currently own Its insane .I think I don't have to buy another cleanser for next two years now 😊




Back to the review, I purchased this cleanser from the skinmaskaurade exhibition. I feel like kicking myself now for not purchasing more things from the exhibition( major regrets) this cleanser comes in a mint green squeezable tube which holds about 150ml of product inside. The nozzle was sealed when I purchased this. This has a green cap which does not close properly.( I think I got one with faulty lid)


Now onto the real deal which is inside the tube. Nature republic markets this product as a makeup remover which hydrates and moisturizes skin. When I removed the seal I was met with a very pleasant fresh scent of the cleanser. On squeezing the tube gel came out . The gel is clear and has a watery feel to it. It doesn't lather up at all and has a bitter taste to it. After using this the scent remained on my face for sometime.
 Now Nature republic recommends to massage this gel  onto the face to remove makeup and impurities and then wipe it off with a tissue and then follow it with a foam cleanser. I improvised on the instructions a bit and after massaging this on my face I removed it with water. Here's what I noticed this didn't completely remove my makeup. The base makeup was definitely gone but traces of eyeliner, mascara and liquid lipstick were still there for reference I use non water proof mascara.


Since makeup removing properties are not on par with my Garnier and Bioderma Micellar water I have decided to use this as a regular face wash and I am very pleased to tell you guys that this has helped my skin so much. It removes the oil from my face so well moreover my sebaceous glands have started behaving themselves. This does hydrate and moisture the skin unlike many of face washes I have tried in the past this does not leaves my skin overly dry and flaky.



As a makeup cleanser this product has some deficiencies but as a face wash / face cleanser I think this is a good product
This retails for 6$ on nature republic's official website and can be purchased in Pakistan for about 900 Pkr.
Have you tried anything by nature republic? Would you recommend any product by this brand to me??

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

My current skincare 2017

Hello
The holy month of Ramadan is almost here and I am so excited 😃. Even though it has been over a month since i got measles my skin has not come back to its normal pattern. So my there has been some major changes skincare routine to deal with the dry flaky skin.

Before I share the products with you guys here is a request. If you haven't got measles as of yet please get vaccinated because trust me adult measles are more severe than childhood measles. The disease is very exhausting and takes a very long time to recover. The sign and symptoms are severe and more pronounced. And the measles scar take a long time to disappear so just save your self from all the trouble and get vaccinated. As vaccination gives life long protection
Ok back to the original post. I will start of with cleanser first. My skin is normally oily. So I use cleanser which reduce oil production and combat acne but as my skin is now very dry I have switched to a hydrating cleanser by nature republic. Now this is basically a cleanser to remove makeup but honestly jt was not doing a good job at removing makeup so now I use this as a face wash. This aloe cleanser leaves the skin soft and moisturized.


Moving on to makeup removers i like to switch between bioderma sensibio H2O micellar water and the Garnier micellar water. Both are gentle on the skin and remove makeup without much effort.
To achieve smooth, flake free skin I use a very mild and gentle green tea scrub by ST.Ives. This is has such fine round granules which are non abrasive and very gentle on the skin. Plus the exfoliate the skin quite thoroughly.
For moisturizer I like to use oriflame tea tree moisturizer during day time and at night I use some thing more hydrating so stelatopia cream by mustella is my choice. Both moisturize the skin well without leaving an oily film.




Even though my skin is dry I like to wear a mud mask once every week, currently i am using the one by freemans ( oatmeal and avocado version)
 
I like to spritz my face with rose water during the day. This makes my face look dewy and fresh.
Lastly I am enjoying the scent of Maybelline baby lips lip balm in berry crush. This unfortunately doesn't leave a tint on the lips but does keeps my lips soft and smooth
That's all for my current routine. Would you recommend any skincare product I should try out?

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

Thursday, 27 October 2016

mustela Pr review


Mustela a French skincare brand which caters to the skin care needs of a new born, babies and mommies was recently launched in Pakistan and in now available at elected stores in major cities of pakistan



Mustela Pakistan was kind enough to send my some samples to try and review
Since there isn't any toddler in my house I decided to try the products on my self,my logic if they are good enough for a baby they are good enough for me

 PhysiObebe no rinse Cleansing water

This smells like jasmine which I sweet. I liked the whole concept of cleansing skin without water. I tried to clean of makeup with this on a cotton pad and it did a good Job of removing my foundation and lipstick but not to good at removing mascara

 My skin felt soft and cleansed after using this . Personally I think its more suitable for cleansing skin when you don't want to dry out your skin by using harsh face wash or soap.



Stelatopia cream

Next is the ever popular stelatopia cream. Now I have been familiar with this cream for a long time. It has a very emollient texture and is perfect to treat dry skin. This is so moisturizing. The texture is light in weight and absorbs pretty fast. Does not leave an oily film on the face. The best part its hypoallergic and non scented

Hydra bebe 



This cream is light in weight but smells strongly of jasmine which can be a little over powering at times. In terms of moisturizing its pretty good the only drawback is its strong scent


Creme change vitamin barrier cream 

This cream reminds me sunscreen on first use and on checking its ingredients I did notice zinc oxide as one of its the compound. Zinc is effective in repairing skin, protecting and acting as a barrier. I used this cream as primer under my base and it worked so good with my foundation .

i requested the mustela pakistan to send me the price of their products so i could share it wih you guys !!

 Catalogue :

Cleansing milk : Rs 800

Vitamin barrier : Rs 550 

Dermo cleansing: Rs 1275 

Baby shampoo : Rs 900

Foam shampoo: Rs 950

2 in 1 Hair and Body wash : Rs 900

Gentle soap : Rs 700

Hydrabebe body lotion: Rs 1600

Hydrabebe facial cream : Rs 975

Massage oil: Rs 1150

Stetch marks double action : Rs 2800

Stretch marks intensive action: Rs 2500

Physiobebe cleansing fluid: Rs 975

Mustela cologne: Rs 1500

Mustela sun block sfp 50 : Rs 975



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  

Thursday, 6 October 2016

skin 18 reviewer package : an overview


hello 

today i am sharing a quick review on products i received in my mail  by skin 18  an online skincare store which sells genuine korean skincare  products at very affordable prices .the shipping is very secure and quick and the customer care service is very good too



my parcel came a little squished but nothing was damaged inside thankfully, they double wrapped all the masks in a box so all the masks were safe


inside the box i received 7  products in total , which constituted of an assortment of facemask, modelling cup maks and nose strips

they even sent a thank you note for the freebies :)


these are the masks i received 


 Luke Essence Mask hyaluron

 Cracare 3 step Mask anti aging

 Mirum Fresh Fruit Real Nature Mask green tea



  Inoface Modeling cup mask in peppermint 

  Luke Eye Patch for wrinkle

  Luke Nose Patch mugwort

  PUREDERM Wash Off Mask in grapes





thats all 

i will be sharing a very detailed post  and my experience regarding all these masks  very soon so tuned for that 

until next  post  

bye 


Sunday, 3 July 2016

Oriflame Love Nauture Purifying Tea Tree lotion for oily skin




if i be  honest with you guys the idea of slathering on lotion or cream on my face scares me primarly because i have oily skin and, creams having oily texture tend to block my pore and give me cystic acne plus blackheads

i do use coconut oil on my skin occasionally, trust me it works wonders but to use it under my foundation is difficult.i originally intended to try out clean & clear moisturizer but then my experience with the brand is not so good so i let that one pass

Oriflame is a Swedish brand  they have a very vast range of makeup and skincare products for every skin type so i decided to buy one for my self from the tea tree range



Price: around PKR 700 i think

Quantity: 50 ml

Packaging : its a small transparent plastic tub , i preffer tubes as they are more hygienic


the jar was sealed so i got the satisfaction of knowing that one has dipped their fingers in the lotion before me and the lotion is uncontaminated



About the product:

the lotion is pale green in color when applied on the skin it does not impart any color,
this lotion smells amazing and refreshing, i absorbs quickly once its applid and does not leaves any oily residue on my skin
i have been using this for almost a month and i am please to tell you guys that my skin didnt break out even once so yay for me



i wouldnt recommend this product to dry skin people as its not too moisturizing or hydrating
the hydration level is perfect for oily skin beauties

i am seriously impressed with this, despite the fact that this tiny lotion jar i expensive i am definitely going to repurchase this once again as this my holy grail skin care product



which cream or lotion do you use ?





 



Sunday, 19 June 2016

Life Update post 04: makeup organization haul shopping …….







Hello.

I am so excited about the holy month of Ramadan, love all the parts of the holy month ranging from sehri to aftar and long taraweeh nights ,  and then finally shopping for Eid



I hauled a few items , tried out the timotei shampoo on a recommendation of a beauty blogger . I will admit it. This shampoo smells amazing and leaves my hair soft and shiny too





Nivea is a household name so I clearly don’t need to elaborate more about the cream except for the fact that I found a mini size jar and thought it would be very handy to throw it my college bag 



I also purchased another product from the brand oriflame and this time it’s a skin lotion I will be posting a review on this lotion soon 

Can’t get enough of Mua intense kisses lipgloss so just went ahead and ordered my third shade from the range this one is called kiss and makeup

I am running low on my current foundation so bought essence foundation in advance( review already lined up to be posted }. Purchased dip eyeliner on a whim because everyone was raving about it, so far so good





I went shopping with my friends a few days back and came across a lot of local brands who have wide range of makeup products in every color

Picked out some random nail colors




Purchased these Christine eyeliner/lipliners for RS 60 /- each , man they are so soft and pigmented



I don’t have much interest in cooking or baking but these kitchen related stuff looked so cute that I had to take a picture

That’s all for  today’s post