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Elixir Review: Skin Care Skin Care - Pores Concern

Review: I Have High Hopes On Elixir Sebum Gel ++ To Control & Reduce Oil Secretion On My Face

I had always knew that I have combination skin. There’s a point of time where the skin on my face was peeling. That doesn’t mean my skin is dry but more like dehydrated on the inside, oily on the outside. When the deeper layer of the skin is dehydrated, it will send a message to Sebaceous Glands in the dermis which is located in the middle layer of skin to start secreting more oil to keep the skin hydrated. For some unknown reason I am no longer combination but more like oily skin now. I thought as we age our skin is drier. That doesn’t seems to be the case for me. I’m going to embrace this while I still can haha.

Just when I was googling which is the best oil control product to use, this landed on my desk. I had put this serum to a 14 days test. Let’s see how this fares shall we?


Clarins Review: Skin Care Skin Care - Pores Concern

Review: Clarins Pore Minimizing Serum

Since my teen days, I have large pores in between my nose and my cheek. The funny this is my parent have darn good skin and I guess my brother inherited the best features from them including the fair and good skin texture (and many more). My skin on the other hand? I would say it resembles my aunt who’s the sister of my dad. For so many years, I tried some products which “claims” to tighten pores but failed. I think I gave up after that and console myself that I’m born with it. Well that was before I found Clarins.

I was introduced to their Pore Minimizing Serum a few months ago but hesitated to purchase a full size bottle due to bad experience previously with other brands. So the kind BA at Metrojaya Mid Valley (she left after that) gave me a 3ml sample to try before purchase (read here). This is why I love Clarins so much! Anyway, the BA said she had the same problem as mine and her pores shrunk after she use 1 bottle. Not everyone have the same result as hers. Some faster, some slower. I think hers and my case are slower due to the overly large pores hahaha.

I was AMAZED with the instant result after just a few day of usage. My foundation just glides on smoothly with less visible pores. So I went back immediately to Clarins counter in Metrojaya Mid Valley to make my purchase! That is the day I met Fennie =). Read my purchase of the Pore Minimizing Serum here. I had just finished the full size bottle which is 30ml and currently I’m using the 15ml from Truly Matte Set which I hauled in June 2011.

Clarins Pore Minimizing Serum 30ml – RM147

The bottle is a heavy green glass bottle with a plastic white cap. The pump is in gold and pumps out the content perfectly. I normally uses 3 pumps for the whole face but enhances more on my cheek, nose and forehead more. I do not apply this using swiping method. I will just pump onto my palm, warm it with both hands and start pressing onto my face using both palms from inner to outer with light tapping. Light, not slapping youself ok?

The content is in green colour. Almost same colour with the green of the bottle.

Info from Clarins website.
Beauty Benefits
For a pretty skin texture! Thi sunique product reduces dilated pores with Alpine Willow Herb, Hibiscus flower acid and Lantana from Madagascar.

An exceptional formula that slows down oil production, reduces the appearance of dilated pores and their changing condition over time to ensure a flawless skin texture. Day after day, the skin is refined, its micro-relief is smoothed and the complexion gains in radiance and a matte aspect.

Apply before your day or night cream where pores are visible. It completes the action of all of the other products in the Truly Matte range but can also be used with other Clarins products when the skin no longer needs to be purified.

Active Ingredients
-Alpine Willow Herb, White Dead Nettle, Wheat proteins : purify and leave skin matte.
-Chrysin: slows down the excessive multiplication of sebocytes.
-Lantana from Madagascar: leaves skin matte.
-Hibiscus flower acid, Glistin: firm.
-Linden: soothes.

Comparison between 30ml (full size) with 15ml (deluxe sample)

Alright. You must be wondering what have this product done to my large pores after finishing one full size bottle. Well, this is the pictures taken just yesterday.

1) Control oil secretion and slows down oil reproduction making skin matte.
2) Tighten pores making it less visible at almost instant result.
3) Improves skin texture so it’s advisable to applying to overall face.
4) One full size bottle can last for almost 2 1/2 months with day and night application.

1) The pump is too powerful so sometimes the content maybe splashed a bit elsewhere. My case was the mirror lol.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored review. I bought the product on my own.

Clarins Review: Skin Care Skin Care - Masks Skin Care - Pores Concern

Review: Clarins Pure and Radiant Mask with Pink Clay

Remembered my first purchase of Clarins product? Read here. I bought a Pure and Radiant Mask with Pink Clay and I’m about to finish the tube so I thought it’s time to do a review.

Let’s recap the pictures.

The tube.

The protective seal indicating that it’s new and unused.

A deep-down purifying and refining creamy non-drying mask for oily combination skin that refines and can be used to freshen up normal skins too.

Purity, freshness and radiance for combination and oily skin. This mask comforts and purifies, refines the skin’s texture and leaves it matte and very soft. Non-drying, it is rinsed off easily and is suitable for even the most delicate skin.

Apply once or twice a week to cleansed, dry skin (avoid the eye contour). Leave on 5-10 minutes and rinse off with cool water.

Active Ingredients
-Tanaka powders and Pink Clay: gently absorb impurities and excess oil, remove dead skin cells.
-Alpine Willow Herb, Zinc, Vitamin B6: regulate oil production, tighten pores.
-Linden: soothes and softens.

The cream, a soft light pink in colour and texture. Smell exactly like Pore Minimizing Serum as both product is from the same range; Truly Matte. At first few usage I don’t really like the smell of it. I hold my breath when I’m applying but that was first few applications 🙂

I bought this as I love mask but too tired or lazy sometimes for it. This wash-off type of mask is just perfect for a lazy bum like me! Also this mask is a deep cleansing mask that will “suck” all dirts out from inside. How good is that? And I need to make up to RM350 in order to be eligible for their free gift and to join their Clarins Club Beauté member. Yea I was that excited to be a part of Clarins family.

Basically you applied to the whole of your face excluding the eye area. Do not apply too thick or too thin. This is because half of the mask will “disappear” and look more translucent. Pictures below will explain it.

After applying.

The mask will dries up and you’d look less whiter. Sorry about the hard-to-notice before and after pictures. I applied thicker than usual that night as my mask was finishing and the content was popping out. On a normal thickness it’d be more translucent. Ok so after it dries up, wet your palm and massage gently all over. Once the mask dilutes, rinse it off with cool water.

15 minutes after applying.

You’d find your face looking fairer and cleaner! I’m using this twice a week. If I can I do hope to use it 3 times a week.

Retail Price: RM124 for 50ml

1) Deep cleansing from deep inside.
2) Hassle free, easy to use.

All good for me 🙂

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored review. I bought the product on my own.

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Review: Skin Food Egg White Pack

Some time ago I bought this Skin Food Egg White Pack and today I’m gonna show you why I love love love this so much.

The packaging.

In a box you’d get 5X for the nose and 5X for the forehead and jaw.

Ok here comes the yucky pictures haha.

This is the nose patch. The middle part is clean as I’ve just gone to Origins facial and the deep pore mask that was applied on my nose actually clean up most of the dirt.

Right side.

Left side.

Forehead. If you think you ain’t got anything on the forehead, you’re wrong. I used to think that too but look at what was pulled out!

The jaw.

I’m already on my second pack now. How about you? Have you tried it? This is selling at RM26.90.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored review. I bought the product on my own.