Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Review: Suisse Programme "Cellular Skin Radiance Serum"

So a few weeks ago, Sasa was hosting a 'look-out' for users to test this serum out! They chose 20 people and sent out these little 'trial' bottles. Sasa was so nice about everything and it was really fast too; when I received information that I would be getting one, I got one in the next week! I've been using this serum for a little over a week now, and I have seen a change to my skin! It's weird because I did see change to my skin, but even my friends commented on how soft and smooth my skin looked! And that's what blew me away :) Let's get on to the review!
**Being a sponsored/trial user has nothing to do with how I'm going to review this product!

"Delicate to apply, effective in terms of results, Cellular skin radiance serum helps restore tone and firmness whenever the skin shows the first sign of fatigue. Ideal during periods of stress or climatic changes. Rich in active biomolecules capable of acting on the cellular respiration. The benefits of this serum is to increase intensively the skin regeneration processes and improves skin vitality. This treatment contains a combination of natural substances that stimulate hydration. Restores the skin natural luminosity. Skin looks smoother and revitalized. Restores firmness and elasticity.
This product is highly recommended by the popular Taiwan Beauty Magazine 'BEAUTY'."

Rating: 8.5 out of 10
Skin type: All skin types
Me: I'm usually not a big serum user, but since this was sent to me for review, I decided to give it a shot. I'm quite impressed with this serum! It's very light, yet the benefits are amazing! I've been using this for a little over a week now, and I only use it at night. This serum is actually perfect to add to my wintertime skincare routine since my skin does get a little drier in the wintertime; it's been the time of finals and tests so this majorly helped my skin. My skin does feel a little firmer, smoother, and brighter! My friends even commented on how smooth my skin looked ^_^ I've actually been eying Suisse Programme products ever since Aimee Chan endorsed it; ironic !
Purchase: Yes if I could!
How to: After washing your face and using toner, pump 1 pump into your palm and massage/pat it on your face/neck. Day and night. Then apply moisturizer or just continue with the rest of your skincare routine!
Price: $155; that is really really expensive! However, 'Suisse Programme' is a prestigious skincare line... I would get this if I could, but the trial size has changed my skin, so hopefully it will say that way :)  
Quality: I really do like this serum, cause it does everything it's suppose to. However,  I feel like for the full price, I should see something more out of it, or at least a more dramatic change to my skin. Overall though, it does what it's suppose to and has improved my skin ^_^
Smell: I don't know how to describe the smell, but it reminds me to vitamin E and honey? It's not a sweet smell, but it's not a heavy/distinctive smell either. The smell immediately goes away after it sinks into your skin and you can't smell it at all later on.
Texture: It comes out like a watery gel, and it immediately sinks into your skin after massaging/patting it into your skin. It does feel sticky at first, but after it is dry/absorbed, you don't feel a thing!
Packaging: It comes in pump bottle and you just pump out the product; easy to control and sanitary!
Amount: Full size = 30 ml.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Review: TheBodyShop "Tea Tree Oil"

I've used this product since forever!
Rating: 8 out of 10
Skin Type: Oily skin; blemishes.
Me:  I personally have combination skin and I often break-out or get a blemish here and there. I have about 2 acne treatments that are my HG items and this is one of them. I love this item! I feel like it really works for me and it's just pure tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is known as a natural ingredient that works against oily skin and blemishes. I put this on just any type of blemishes; but its especially good for those that are really stubborn or just irritating. I think I've gone through like 2 bottles already? And I still have back-ups.
Repurchase: Yes! I have two back-ups of this, and I will continue buying this until I find something even better.
How to: After washing your face and applying moisturizer, use this treatment last. Using a Q-tip, carefully drop some oil on it and apply it on any blemishes or any areas that are problematic. Or, if you have a larger area, carefully drop some oil on a clean finger and dab it in that area. ** I would recommend using this particular treatment to heal acne (that you've popped) or on a big zit to dry it up. This also reduces redness of big zits!
Price: $9 really inexpensive for this since you only need a little and this will last you forever!
Quality: I really like this oil because it's pure and it works! It's not the most effective or fastest way, but it heals and reduces the redness of the zit and takes the acne away. Tea tree is a well-known natural ingredient that fights against acne.
Smell: It smells very minty; the typical tea tree smell. Not a peppermint smell, but more like a earthy mint. The smell does not bother me at all, and it feels tingly on the skin.
Texture: It does come out as a liquid, but not 'oily'.
Packaging: The packaging has changed a little bit ever since it just came out. I think the very first one is just an open mouth with no stopper, so you had to dip a Q-tip in carefully. Now. it comes with this small stopper with a 'spout' opening. Course, the product is in a little glass container with a secure screw-top cap. It is pure oil; so the packaging is not really convenient; I think it would be better if it had a dropper.
Amount: 0.33 fl. oz.
The Body Shop: http://www.thebodyshop-usa.com/skin-care/face-eye-treatments/tea-tree-oil.aspx

The back of the bottle

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Question: Should I get a Clarisonic?

I've been really really debating on this question for such a long time now! I really want one, but I feel like I don't need it. 
I have combination skin with an oily T-zone.
What do you think? 
How do you like your Clarisonic? 
Please comment below  ^_^
Thank you so so much everyone!