Here is a major throwback. Eau Thermale Avène; my first ever full set skincare products that I bought when I was 19 years old. I still remember the day I brought a few hundred ringgit with me to Mid Valley. I headed to Guardian and I stood in front of Avène shelf. The lady who attended to me was super nice. That day I decided to get a full range of Avène to treat my acne skin. I cannot remember how I get to know Avène but it was probably from sampling exercise prior before that. And I remember I paid RM400+, went home with tons of products and samples. Mind you Avène samples are in mini tubes and bottles, not sachets. At that time, splurging a few hundred on skincare is considered a lot for a 19 year old. But I did it anyway. It was my first skincare. I even mentioned about my first love in this review post on Avène Sérénage Nutri-Redensifying Vital Serum & Day Cream! 😀
While The Face Inc products has been a hit and miss for me, I absolutely adore the brand overall. A recent digging through the skincare stash cabinet for a mild cleanser had brought me into discovering another hit and love. That is The Face Inc Cleansing Gel. I am going through some kind of cleanser phase at the moment where I need to have 4-5 cleansers at every basin and bathroom. I can never have enough of opened cleanser. Sometimes I find what I like too heavy, sometimes too foamy, sometimes too slippery and sometimes not cleansing enough. Somehow recently I wanted something mild. Something that I can use at a snap of a finger to get rid of some sebum in the afternoon. I do not get very oily nowadays so anything mild works.
The weather has been so hot lately that pimples are popping out like no body’s business. I have been keeping these three Oxy products for the emergency days and it seems like the days is NOW. My skincare routine is so complicated that when I was handed just three products for a pimple free skin, you bet I froze. I did not know what to do with simplified skincare routine. Lucky for me, this is not rocket science and the result has been good so far.
Combating a breakout regardless a minor or major breakout can be simple. First you need to figure out the right facial wash, spot treatment cream, and lastly pimple mark prevention. The last step can either be achieved with a whitening cream or a special product like the below.
Okay. I lied. I promised to talk about my #1 favourite GLAMGLOW mud-to-foam cleanser from the lot last week but I didn’t. Being as random as I can be at times, I decided to talk about the GLAMGLOW® THIRSTYCLEANSE™ first instead.
THIRSTYCLEANSE is a revolutionary cleanser, created with only one purpose in mind – to hydrate, restore moisture, replenish and calm skin. To me, this hydrating mud-to-foam cleanser is the express on-the-go version of ThirstyMud, my least favourite mud mask from GLAMGLOW. So by default this THIRSTYCLEANSE is also my least favourite cleanser among the four.
Whether this is my favourite or not, I must say I like how the pump system dispense out the right amount of product per pump. The pump is not those shallow type of pump where you don’t get the satisfaction of pressing the pump down but instead it goes down quite deep.
Last year, I had the honour to attend the launch of GLAMGLOW and this year, I was once again given the honour to attend the GLAMGLOW GLAMTASTIC Party in celebration of GLAMGLOW’s 1st Anniversary in Malaysia and also for the launch of the World’s First Mud-to-Foam Cleansers, which was held end of April last month. I could not believe that GLAMGLOW has been in Malaysia for a year now. How time flies and it has been fantastic!
GLAMGLOW launched the World’s First Mud-to-Foam Cleanser range, which consists of four cleansers namely YOUTHCLEANSE, SUPERCLEANSE, THIRSTYCLEANSE and POWERCLEANSE just this January 2015 and two out of the four cleansers hit our local Sephora stores in April 2015. The two cleansers that are now available are SUPERCLEANSE and THIRSTYCLEANSE. I like all four of them but there are two that stands out to me the most. I finally bought SUPERCLEANSE at the recent Sephora Private Sale. The additional 20% discount makes it even more affordable 🙂
SUPERCLEANSE is a mud-to-foam cleanser for problem skin, just like the mud mask version – SUPERMUD. If you know how SUPERMUD works, this cleanser is supposed to be the cleanser version of it. Same in everything except that this is the cleanser version. It contain the same mud from SUPERMUD, which transforms into a gentle foaming lather when in contact with water to dissolve oil and makeup, getting rid of pore-clogging debris, impurities, excess oil, absorb excess sebum oils and create a mattifying layer on top of the skin for clearer complexion.
On the day I drove to Penang, I received an email from Dr. Jart+ informing me that there is a new product in the market and if I would like to try it out. But, I thought Dermaclear Micro Water was launched not long after my first encounter with the product back in August 2014? A few days after I came back to KL, I realized I had forgotten to reply the email and I’ve exceeded the product collection date lol. I’m glad I’m still able to get a bottle to try out because this might just be the product that changed my whole perception and acceptance on the whole cleansing water craze.
Getting back to as why Dr. Jart+ Dermaclear Micro Water was only brought in now and not last year. Well, Dr. Jart+ told me that the time I had my first hand on the product (August 2014) was just a preview on new product line-up. It is only April 2015 that Dr. Jart+ brought the product into Malaysia and sell it officially 🙂