Showing posts with label sunscreen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sunscreen. Show all posts

Tuesday, 19 September 2017










Being enrolled in medicine comes with its own perks, you can never have enough time because very spare time that you get is either spent catching up on the sleep that was lost due to studying or is spent catching up on the chores that need to be done.
being the skincare addict that i have become i want my skin to look flawless at all times but what to do when i have an evening/morning rotation and cant afford the luxury of skin pampering

i was super excited when i received this cool MAKEUP;PAL simplified skincare sample sized foils in my mail .which BTW carries all basic skincare products one would need in a hurry
*A round of Applause for the brand to come up with such a brilliant idea*




there are a total of 4 foils. each contains a separate product in it .


Step 1: Toner brightening balance


this is a slightly opaque toner which has little to no scent. ( I detected a faint floral scent but almost negligible) . It spreads easily and absorbs immediately into the skin. This restores the moisture balance of the skin which was lost after cleansing


Step 2 : Lotion Brightening


this smells mildly of roses( the scent is not artificial). The texture is very light and liquid-y so this absorbs into the skin after a few pats I have noticed that this brightens the complexion after




Step 3 : Cream white tone up


this has to be the  best brightening cream I have ever used. Firstly this smells of farangipani ( my favorite flower btw) secondly this just blurs out the pores, smooths out all imperfections on the skin and makes the skin instantly bright. I can totally skip wearing foundation / bb cream after wearing this cream. Its spreads evenly on the skin and leaves semi matte finish. If Makeup:pal ever decided to sell this cream separately I am going go be their one loyal customer 😉


Step 4 : Sunblock


the sunblock is a little on the heavier side and gives luminous glowy complexion. This does bot leave white cast nor does it has any scent so this is perfect for flash photography. This contains maximum sun protection SPF PA+++




Altogether I totally love this new skincare concept by MAKEUP:PAL . Its super convenient for people who have tough work routines
the packaging is cute and slim so this fits easily into purse or pocket moreover if you are going on a short 2-3 dats trip you can take this along with you. Not to mention this follows the airplane safety guidelines so this perfect to take it along with you on a flight


Each foil contains 1.5 ml of product which is good enough to be used twice 😍.


this comes in box of 10 and retails for 20$ each. Totally good value for your money particularly when you have four skin care products in one leaf


you can know more about the brand by https://www.makeuppal.com/

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Thursday, 6 July 2017

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




















Wednesday, 22 March 2017


Ponds is perhaps a brand as old as our grandfather or even older than that. I remember my father applying ponds cold cream( lemon scented) to my chapped hands in winters when I was in grade 1
Recently I was sent a few products in honor of ponds miracle journey ( a tribute to 100 inspiring pakistani women)



Today I will be reviewing the ponds akin renew age rewind cream. Now I am in my twenties so I think its quite early for me start on anti wrinkle creams that's why I gave this cream to my mom and  questioned her about the creams performance after a couple of weeks. So lets get into the review



Quantity:35 ml

Packaging:

Its a beautiful glass jar which has a shiny red cap. There is another protective plastic lid inside to retain the texture and freshness of this face cream

Review:

As it is labelled for day time use this creams has a smooth texture which absorbs right into the skin on application leaving slightly brightened up skin with a hint of shimmer ( must be the pearl powder) .it has a nice light pink color and rose scent. This cream is high on spf so it does feels slightly tacky/heavy on the skin



So far didn't witness any wrinkle reducing properties but she did found her skin noticeably hydrated and bright. My mom likes to wear this under her foundation as a primer. For a day creams this is good option as it has sunscreen in it but the whole age rewinding claim is a bit fickle

Until next post

Salam