Finally, I took some time out to take some snap shots of my daily essential products, and i know it's really delayed as promised to some readers!
For my facial skincare, I used to try out different products ranging from the lower end to the higher end ones
eg. those dermatologist customized facial products (together with my mom, and we can share some products together),
and I realised that I have pretty sensitive skin that reacts to the products I use just after a short while.
Because of that, i have to watch what I use as well due to the fact that if the products are too strong in terms of ingredients/chemicals used,
it will cause lil spots that itch just like mosquitoes bite bums on the face, ewwww.
The good thing about stronger products is that, no doubt it has high effectiveness,
and from what i know, the effectiveness is a result from the strong ingredients/chemicals, and these will penetrate into your skin better than the average.
But the other thing that I was told to note was that,
the strong chemicals will be effective upon using, but after a while of usage, the skin does get immune to it, and as we age,
we would need even stronger products to maintain or even much stronger products to enhance.
So i was kinda advised to use products that I need and catered to my age group instead.
But of course, definitely, for certain of my needs, i do use stronger products but for most now, i will use the average ones.
Here's a snapshot of the products for my daily usage!
Cleansing of face:
1. Nivea Sparkling White, Whitening Foam
2. Nivea Sparkling Whitening Scrub
I am not sure about you girls, but I really loathe facial foam that has certain ingredients that create the oily effect after cleansing.
Supposedly to cleanse it clean as well as to retain the moisture with that layer of oil after washing,
but I don't like the feeling as it makes me feel that i haven exactly cleansed it well.
But definitely, make up remover is needed before that if you are washing after a day of applying make up. (read on for make up remover below)
I scrub using the whitening scrub probably once a week and wash my face at least twice a day – once in the morning when i wake up, and one at night after bath.
The Nivea whitening foam is just perfect for me for both the day and night wash.
It doesn't have the oily effect, but a smooth and supple one instead. I like!
Been using this for quite a while, maybe 2 years? I remember bringing to the MBS stay with my girlfriends,
and applepie tried this and got this after the stay as her daily facial foam as well.
1. Fasio Point Make-up Remover
2. Cleansing Express Sebum
My concern in terms of removing make up is always the eye part – Waterproof Mascara and Eyelash Glue!
I used to use Loreal eye makeup remover and I have to say that that product is great as well,
(the one with the blue liquid and transparent liquid together in the bottle, and requires a shake whenever using), but it does have a oily feeling.
However, i do agree that for makeup remover, the oil based is extremely effective in helping to remove the waterproof mascara and eyelash glue parts.
Fasio is good as well and not as oily as the oil based products, but enough to remove effectively as well.
Normally I would use both in the sense that I will wipe the same facial area a couple of times to ensure that make up is totally off.
But now, thanks to the reader who told me quite a while ago about this awesome makeup remover, i have been using that since then!
You are gonna LOVE this, my girlfriends love it and another friend actually asked me not to share it on the blog because the product is already sold out most of the times in stores,
and I will make it harder to get somehow. Muahaha.
YES YES YES, the Cleaning Express Sebum is the BEST make up remover on earth for now, that I can ever find.
I loved that it is water-based, not oil based, and it is uber effectively in terms of removing makeup!
No need to explain much about this, just try it! You can get them at Watsons or Guardian stores.
1. Kose Junkisei Prime Lotion,
2. Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion
3. Obagi Clear
4. Cellnique Advanced Bio Renewal Serum
5. Cellnique Skin Action Sebum Gel
6. Cellnique Contour Reversal Cream
I would apply ALL these products in sequence everyday twice after washing my face.
Some of the products I have used it since i reviewed it and you can see them here:
For Kose Junkisei Prime Lotion – link HERE.
For Cellnique products- link HERE.
As for Obagi Clear, it is a strong product that is recommended to be by a dermatologist,
and its a bleaching cream, which is to lighten marks.
You can consult and get it at raffles hospital aesthetic department if you have concerns for marks actually .
ZA True White Day Protector
This has been my sunblock for years and I love it!
Again, I dislike sunblocks that make the skin oily and sticky after, and this is awesome.
it gives protection yet upon applying, you have to wait a while and let it sets, the skin will feel supple and ready for you to apply make up next.
For Hair Care:
1. Loreal Professional Leave in Polymer Ar
2. Loreal Professional Playball
For now, I would apply the Loreal Leave in Polymer for a protection layer before straightening my hair with a rebonding clip.
When i used to have permed hair, I would apply the playball serum on the hair for protection before blowing dry, or re-curling the hair.
it smells really sweet and not too sticky/oily.
Better to apply as the heat is really gonna damage the hair!
That's all for my daily skin care and hope it helps to answer some questions!
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