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Not Your Old Mirror—Simplehuman Sensor Mirror

Published on 08/22/2014 in Accessories, Beauty, Makeup

A new tactic for both of tech enthusiasts and make up fans! Simplehuman Sensor Mirror— an innovative and powerful tool that enhances your life experience. I did purchase a variety of mirrors from grocery and retail store, but now they are in my closet. The reason why I gave up on them is mainly because they became unclear while having the additional magnification哭泣的脸. Therefore, a durable and functional mirror has been looked for.

I found this mirror by chance, and I was quite impressed by those positive feedbacks about it. In general, I would not spend 1-200 bucks on a mirror. However, the curiosity beats me up and I ended up with getting the Simplehuman Mini Sensor Mirror, which was less pricy. Holy Grail! Now I have been using it for 2 weeks, and I am definitely happy with this purchase!

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In the first place, which is what I care the most as well, the magnification! This mirror is SUPER clear! It is so clear that you are able to see every pore on your face. Yes, at the same time, you will see all the blackheads on your nose and realize how serious your skin problems are. It is heartbreaking, but I personally do not mind seeing this because it reminds me of paying attention on my skincare routine—every second, every day. Apparently, you can see much better detail in this mirror and soon will get used to it. It can be a bit scary at the beginning, but once you put your efforts, you will feel grateful about the magnification it brings. Yippee! Technology!大笑

In additional to that, the sensor lighting is an incredibly cool feature. It automatically lights up when you are approaching without any annoying buttons. The LED lighting is gentle and considerably similar to the natural lights, which enable you to identify the right color you want for your make up. Your makeup application becomes far more precise with its help and no longer need to worry about choosing the wrong cosmetics. Some people mentioned that this mirror is going to make you spend more money because it makes you feel that you have been using the wrong color. In my point of view, it saves your budget in the same way! You do not have to re-purchase anymore afterward. With this mirror, you makeup applying process gets more accurate, especially for the eyebrows and eye liners. In the meantime, it also performs well during your deep-cleaning the skin weekly. You will eventually find out that you cannot live without it anymore. I feel lost now if I am not with this mirror

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To answer a few major concerns you might have for this mirror:

Charging: Use a standard USB port to recharge your mirror. You can charge it with your PC, laptop, even with your cellphone. It is safe and convenient.

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Light Bulbs: The LED lights on the side are incredibly long-lasting — Up to 40000 hours using is ensured. In other words, it can last over 100 years if you used it an hour daily. The mini one I got can last 2 weeks after each charging.

Mirror: Simplehuman has two versions of this mirror varying in the sizes. The big one can be adjusted to the angle and height, when the mini one is foldable. No more messy cords after charging. Put it anywhere you like.

Switch:You can see the switch is on the back of the mirror through the picture. It is ON with the first touch. After that, it turns on automatically when you look into it and off when you walk away. This decreases the chances to touch the mirror, which is easy to keep it clean! If you bought the mini one, I suggest turning it off while putting it back to the protective case. Otherwise it will keep lighting.

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Also strongly recommend this product to those people who have nearsightedness issue like me. I was struggling during the makeup application without having my eyeglasses on. Such a great idea!

In terms of the drawbacks, I found the on off sensor being a little annoying because it is way too smart (lol) sometimes. It would turn off every time I looked away to search something nearby. This disturbs me a bit after it constantly on and off in a short amount of time. It could be solved by adding a button that keeps it continuously illuminated. For the function, it could be improved in the consideration of being a normal mirror when you do not want the magnification anymore. Ha-ha, I know I am a little demanding.

Anyway, I am happy with my Simplehuman Sensor Mirror overall and satisfied with the results it brought to my precise makeup. Feel like it can last FOREVER unless you break it (hopefully not)! Worth every penny you spent. I think I will get a bigger one for home and save the mini for travelling.

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Let me know if you have any problem, and feel free to leave a comment under this post.

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SKII Must-Buy List

Published on 08/16/2014 in Beauty, Skin Care

Cate-Blanchett_SK-IIThe history of SK-II goes back to the 1970s when a scientist in Japan noticed the very soft and youthful hands of women working in a Japanese saké brewery. After years of research the scientists were able to isolate the natural, nutrient-rich liquid which they called Pitera. SK-II’s signature ingredient, Pitera™, contains over 50 micronutrients that work deep into the skin’s surface to make these five dimensions a crystal clear reality for every woman.It is a miracle that holds the long sought promise of beauty– one with the power to take the breath away, now and forever.

SK-II Facial Treatment Cleanser  $75/3.6oz

FacialTreatmentGentleCleanser120gInfused with Pitera™ and white willow extract, this foam cleanser with natural rose scent cleanses impurities around and inside pores while enveloping your skin with silky smoothness. Feel the immense conditioning effect even after cleansing. After lightly washing the face, take a grape-sized amount of the product onto your palm. Blend with water to create a foamy lather. Gently cleanse the face and neck, then rinse off. Use every morning and night before toner.

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SK-II ‘Facial Treatment’ Clear Lotion  $70/5.1oz

SKII-Facial-Treatment-Clear-Lotion-150mlThis effective toning lotion with a mix of AHA and Pitera™ exfoliates dead skin cells and impurities. Its clarifying formula prepares the face for the rest of your skincare regimen. Soak a cotton pad and start by wiping your T-Zone, concentrating on oily areas. Continue wiping from the chin towards the jawline and cheeks. Finish by wiping the neck from the bottom to the top. Avoid eye area. Use morning and night after cleansing.

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SK-II ‘Facial Treatment’ Essence $105-$205

sk-ii-facial-treatment-essenceSK-II’s signature product, the much-loved and most awarded bestseller, Facial Treatment Essence has over 90% Pitera™, the miracle ingredient discovered over 30 years ago that remains essentially unchanged till today.Its irreplaceable formula gently exfoliates the face and helps moderate the skin surface renewal cycle.SK-II Facial Treatment Essence helps to improve the appearance of 5 dimensions of beautiful, crystal clear skin: spots are less visible, appearance of wrinkles is reduced, skin texture is more refined, firmness is improved, and radiance is beautifully elevated. Skin becomes breathtakingly crystal clear.

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SK-II ‘Essential Power’ Serum  $125-$195

SK-II_stempower_essence_adThis remarkable beauty essence reduces the appearance of pores and improves firmness.
The essence is a generous blend of Artichoke Extract, Kinren Extract and Pitera™ – together, these ingredients turn on your skin’s inner resilience for less visible pores and more supple skin. 100% of Essential Power Essence users say that their skin feels firmer after just 2 weeks.

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SK-II ‘Cellumination Aura’ Brightening Essence $160-$235

celluminationThis extraordinary brightening serum containing SK-II’s unique brightening complex Soft Aura white Cocktail with PiteraTM, brightens and evens out your skin tone to give it an aura-like glow, as if skin is illuminated from within.Drop by drop, skin gets brighter and more radiant.After just 1 week, skin feels healthy and radiant.
After just 1 bottle, dullness and pigmentation diminish to reveal a radiance that emanates from within the layers of your skin.

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SK-II ‘Brightening Derm Specialist’ 极光极效超净斑精华 $140-$205

sk-ii-whitening-spots-specialist-concentrateThis revitalizing gel emulsion enhanced with a vitamin C derivative and pitera hydrates and evens skin tone. SK-II Brightening Derm Specialist moisturizes to promote a clear glow, revealing brighter, more translucent skin.

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SK-II Skin Signature Eye Cream  $120/0.5oz

92dfc22f-5d78-449d-b3ff-47fdc2a4e8e6This multi-award winning eye cream contains a unique blend of precious and powerful anti-aging ingredients including concentrated Pitera™ to improve signs* of aging in the delicate eye area.Creamy-smooth and super-concentrated, this multi-benefit eye cream with Signaline Capsule technology continuously hydrates the eye contour all day long to reduce appearance of dark circles and puffiness, while smoothening fine lines and wrinkles.The skin around your eyes is instantly firmer, brighter, more refreshed and youthful-looking.

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SK-II ‘Essential Power’ Cream $215-$260

-SK-IISK-II’s bestselling and most awarded anti-aging cream, this soft, velvety moisturizer helps combat multiple signs of aging.Formulated with a potent anti-aging combination of Stem-Acanax and Pitera™, Essential Power helps strengthen the skin and enhances its natural ability to renew itself, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and radically improving skin firmness.Most users agree that their skin feels firmer after just two weeks.

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SK-II LXP Ultimate Revival Cream $385/1.7oz

LXPThe most luxurious cream ever developed by SK-II, LXP Ultimate Revival Cream is infused with Highest Concentrated Pitera™, Skin Regenerating ActiV™, Rose Absolute and nine carefully selected skin-conditioning ingredients to drench skin with moisture and keep it locked-in for 12 hours. It’s also subtly scented with Rose Absolute, an exquisite scent to comfort and lull the senses.In just 3 days, skin is deeply nourished, firmer and more radiant.

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SK-II ‘Facial Treatment’ Mask $96/6pz- $135/10pc

SK-II-FT-MaskA luxurious facial mask with an indulgent concentration of Pitera™ in a single application. Your skin is immediately and exceptionally immersed in moisturization, resulting in a visibly radiant and crystal clear complexion. Place the mask over the eye area and carefully spread to the rest of your face. Pat firm and leave on for 5-15 minutes. Use 1-2 times a week after toning.

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The Power of Nature—ARCONA

Published on 08/02/2014 in Beauty, Skin Care

ARCONA is a SPA-based brand that was founded at California in 1989. Their SPA Studios has been considerably well-known by Hollywood celebrities. With the popularity it has, ARCONA expand their business to skincare products in recent years.

From the experience inspired by their SPA studios, ARCONA provides the most natural and fresh power. They state that“ARCONA products contain no petrochemicals, binders or fillers, chemical stabilizers, parabens, sodium lauryl sulphates, perfumes, dyes, or any other caustic, toxic ingredients”on their official website. Their product line performs very well for young people, as well as for the aging skin.

Let‘s take an overview about the products they have:

Available at:Arcona Official|Skinstore|Beauty.com|Nordstrom


imageWhite Tea Purifying Cleanser

3.67oz $42

Cleaning is the first and essential step of your daily routine. Utilizing the extract generated from white and green tea, it offers rich antioxidant to the skin and leaves a refresh feeling. The yellow cleansing gel maintains the natural ph balance for your skin. It also works for sensitive skin type. Rating on Beauty.com is approximately 5-star 🙂

Customer Review:

I use this with a Clarisonic brush. I just bought my second bottle and I can’t say that about many products. My skin is oily and sensitive. I have always had a hard time finding something that won’t irritate it – I a prescription topical. Cleansers with salicylic, alpha/lactic acids can irritate my skin and either break me out or make my skin produce more oil. It is super gentle, doesn’t irritate or break out my oily/sensitive skin and leaves it clean but not stripped.”



imageCranberry Toner

3.67oz $34

A 3-in-1 life saver! It removes your dirt, oil, and make-up gently. Also gives you a glowing finished skin. The cranberry scent is amazingly flattering. Shake well before using, and take a cotton pad to apply.

Aims at cleansing and hydrating, you might need to use a moisturizer afterward. Great for those who likes to go to gym, long travelling, or outdoor activities.

Review:

I’ve used this toner since I received a sample about a year ago. Normally I do not use toner but this one really refreshes my skin when I need it without being over drying, harsh or irritating my skin. I think it smells great and actually the scent is very light and does not linger. I use it daily and I just love it! I have combination skin that can be easily irritated at times (just like me 🙂 ha ha ) but this toner has been very kind to my skin and that makes me happy. I am about ready to make my 3rd full size purchase which will last me quite a long time. Would recommend for all skin types.”



imageTriad Pads

$32/45 sheets

An even more convenient version of the Cranberry Toner. It does the 3-in-1 functions as well. Now you do not need to carry the cotton pad with you anymore, yoohoo!

Review:

“I started using Arcona pads because at work I have a real bad habit of picking my face. Then I get more hyperpigmentatio because of this. These pads have helped me curb my habit. Every time I get the urge to pick my face I use a pad and my face looks better. These pads also smell good. I really don’t care about the price because they are ssssooooo worth it!



imageMagic White Ice

1.17oz/1.7oz $40/$60

The must-buy product of ARCONA! An ideal go-to hydrating gel for both combination and oily skin.

The totara extract help to get rid of the bacteria on skin. In the meantime, hydrating and calming the skin with cranberry extract and white tea. Feel like a water-based gel moisturizer.

Recommend using it in the morning. It does a great job of controlling the excessive oil appeling on your skin. Keep you feel glowing and refreshing. Use a cream afterward if needed.

Review:

I adore Arcona products and this one does not disappoint. The Magic White Ice Hydrator smells amazing, goes on smooth and has made my face glow. Switching to Arcona products has revitalized my skin! It is a different philosophy so it takes some time to get used to it, but once you see the results you will never want to go back to your old routine!”


***Below are some strong acid-based products from ARCONA, might not be used by SENSITIVE skin.



imageBrightening Drops

$38

Powerful brightening helps fade the pigmentation of skin, as well as enhancing the texture and brightness.

Ideal product for problem skin! Not only can it calming down the redness, but also accelerating the cellular metabolism.

Review:

The product generally seems to work slowly. You won’t see the spots fade away completely but you’ll notice a brighter complexion as a whole after a few weeks.

The pump, however, is horrible and difficult to control. It’s very hard to dispense and when it finally does, it dispenses wayyy too much. So I feel like it’s a waste of product.“



imageTabula RASA

1.17oz $26

I was personally amazed by thies acne fighting treatment. The specific formula heals blemishes and enlarged pores. Appying it wtih a cotton pad only on your problematic area. Smoothing the surface of skin. It removes the bacreria with lactic acid, and stimulate the cell renewal with grape seed extract.

I have tried many acid-base products, but this one is the best. The liquid-like treatment would not give you any oily feeling. It might hurt a little when applying, but make sure that you do not wanna overuse it! It will burn your skin. Just gently wipe off the acne area.

Also, you might want to pair it with a recovery serum or cream for the best results.

Highly recommend for oily/combination/pore skin!!!

Reviw:

I tried this line after my sister recommended it to me. I’ve had acne, blackheads and clogged skin my whole life, with nothing really helping it, and I’ve tried many, many lines to no avail. I’ve had the most success with Arcona, though it is a little intense – I equate using it on your skin with starting a new, radical diet. Both shock your system, and you go through withdrawals of one kind or another before finally becoming used to it. I saw results within the first week of using this lotion (along with the other items in the Problem Skin Kit, which they do not offer here for some reason), and continue to see good results a few months later. They recommend using nothing but their products for the first chunk of time, and again I equate this with a diet – you have to get your skin accustomed to healthy ingredients first, then you can start adding other things back in. My skin, while usually frustratingly oily, has begun getting dry patches, but all I have to do is apply some of my favorite moisturizer to the dry parts and all is well. This is one of, if not THE, best spot treatments I’ve ever used. It works without over-drying or redness, and clears up blemishes quickly. The pump can be kind of a problem, in that is dispenses too much and can squirt it out all over the place, but I solved that by simply taking the pump off of the bottle and dipping a q-tip into it . I would recommend this regimen to anyone with problem skin.

Basic Five Travel Kit for Problem/Normal/Dry Skin $87

In addtion to the products above, ARCONA combines their popular skincare into burdle targeting different needs for your skin type. Check them out!!

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*Reviews are retrived from Beauty.com as reference.

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Kiehl’s Hair Conditioner and Grooming Aid Formula 133

Published on 05/29/2014 in Beauty, Personal Care

kiehlsThe formula gets its unusual name from the fact that customers who were invited to test the product during development were so eager to have more that Kiehl’s chemists never had the chance to namekiehls the formula properly. So they just called it ‘133’.

Almost every American website is sold out. Only available at offical website.

This conditioner contains hydrolyezed soy protin and oat protein, help recover damaged hair tenacity, make the hair ‘full of water’.

Fresh texture, suitable for any hair. People with oil hair also do not worry ther will be greasy problems.

Girlfriends experience:

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Help hair restore strength. The fomula of ‘133’ is more refreshing than Amino acid conditioner, It doesn’t have artificial additives. If there is no big problem with your hair, This conditioner is your best choice at the daily maintenance.

Feedbace from Netizens:

I really love this conditioner. My hair was so soft and smooth. Keep it on my hair few minutes before rinse it. I use it for a very long time and I highly recommend it!

I have been using this conditioner since ‘03. Before this, I couldn’t find a conditioner which can make me satisfied. I have a naturally wavy hair and it’s easy to tie. This conditioner makes my hair back to a state of soft and shinny.

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Murad Skincare Reviw

Published on 05/27/2014 in Beauty, Skin Care

clip_image002Murad, a skincare and cosmetic brand, was founded by board-certified Dermatologist Dr. Murad. Dr. Murad specializes in both inclusive health and dermatology. He also participates in Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD), as well as the holder of 18 dermatology- related patents. Vogue magazine highlights Dr. Murad as “One of the country’s best dermatologist.”


The popular skincare products of Murad includes Acne treatment and brightening complex. Their products have been constantly displayed at the ‘Bestseller’ shelf of Sephora. Now we are able to introduce their products specifically. We will choose both positive and negative reviews from Internet in order to have fair point of view.


Clarifying Cleanser
   $26 | 6.75 oz

clip_image003Receiving more than 1200 review and still keeping 4.4/5 stars among customers. It has been clinically proven to reduce 99.9% of irritating surface bacteria and inhibit blemish formation.

There is one thing that people who want to get rid of acne have to remember—Cleaning is the MOST significant step of you daily routine. Nothing will work if you could not at least keep you skin clean. This cleansing gel will refresh your skin without giving any oiliness.

Available at:Sephora | MuradOfficial

Rating:4.4/5

Reviews (From Sephora):
– “This cleanser does a very good job of cleaning! It does not irritate my sensitive skin, and I have noticed a signficant decrease in breakouts since using this (for about 6 months now)”

-“ I went from having a few pimples to my face completely breaking out. It made my face feel fresh and clean but that’s about it.

Editor reminder: Many products concerning on acne will lead to break out. It is a process to discharge those bacteria inside your skin, and it should be thinking rationally.


Clarifying Toner
    $22 | 6 oz.

A toner clip_image004emphasizes on refreshing your skin. The witch hazel which is in the formula helps control oil and tightens pores. Smells it contains alcohol, but the ingredient said it does not. Softer than other cleansing-typed toner, you can use a cotton pad to message the skin. However, we suggest you to pair it with a moisturizing toner. Use it once or twice a week to protect you healthy skin.

Available at: Sephora | MuradOfficial

Rating 4.4/5

Reviews (From Sephora):
“In about three days of using this product, problem acne areas started to show drastic improvement and redness diminished. Now, I feel like I don’t even have to wear makeup anymore!


“I wonder why I even bother?! I love this one. I have acne prone sensitive skin. This stuff is great! Even works to remove make up when I’m too tired to wash my face at night. Love, love.”


Editor Reminder:Large number of people who have SENSITIVE skin said they CANNOT get used to these product.


Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel
$60 | 1 oz

clip_image005Not a very pricy one as a serum. Apply it only on the healed acne area. Help the discoloration faded after breakout. Still want to remind you girls,do not forget to apply sunscreen when you are using a brightening or spot treatment skincare. Most products became useless when they are exposed to UVA/UVB.

Available at:Sephora | MuradOfficial

Rating: 3.8/5

Reviews (From Sephora):
“I bought this after trying multiple other products from acne scars, I even tried laser procedures with a dermatologist, which were getting $$$. A friend of mine who is physician finishing up in dermatology recommended this product bc it has hydroquinone…boy was she right. This stuff works in a few days!

“I’m 26 years old and have always had flawless skin until recently when my skin started acting up. I couldn’t resist picking on my acne and ended up having lots of dark spots on my face. I tried a lot other products and nothing worked. But this did! I could see the difference in less than a week. I’m still on my 3rd week of using it and I can say my dark spots have reduced by at least 50-60% in intensity.

This is a very strong product. I apply very little but still my eyes water. Overall, this stuff works.”

*Also, this product does not work for everyone according to the reviews, but still, it gets a decent number of positive comments.


Skin Perfecting Lotion
  $35 | 1.7 oz

clip_image006Must-buy item from Murad& top-recommended in their online store. A light-weight moisturizing cream minimizes the pore and manages the redness. Moisturizer is one of the most difficult issues of acne skin. You will either get more breakouts with a rich cream,or end up with an oily face if it was not powerful enough. This ingredient in this cream can provide a balanced texture after applying.

Available at:Sephora | MuradOfficial

Rating:4.3/5

Reviews (From Sephora) :
”It is a very light moisturizing cream which has never aggravated my acne at all and yet it is still moisturizing and hydrating enough to protect my dry/combination skin. It may seem quite oily when first applying but it gets absorbed fairy quickly and does not (at least for me) make you break out.

“I usually do not write reviews but this product does perfect your skin. I have had break outs due to oily skin and this lotion controls oil clogging up your pores and further prevents breakouts. I’m definitely not saying it treats acne by any means but if you break out here and there because you have oily skin…try this. I have been using this for two weeks now and have not had break out since.”


Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum
  $60 | 1 oz

Clinical skincare brand clip_image007often will present their target and patent ingredient in their products, which maximizing the results. This serum contains the patent technology from Dr. Murad called RepleniCell™. Attracting, binding, and helping retain water into the skin. Get your healthy skin with this dermatologist developed product. Based on the research results, 88% of participants claim that they had a more even skintone in 2 weeks.

Available at:Sephora | MuradOfficial

Rating:3.9/5

Reviews (From Sephora) :
“Even though they will never go 100% away, this serum does help fade them. I have used several bottles and the spots get lighter every time.

“I have some sun spots that just popped up, I’m in my 30’s, and it worked like a charm! I used it for about 1 month and they’re almost gone. I make sure I don’t tan my face because that would be dumb! The sun spots would get worse. This is amazing!!! People on here who said it didn’t work must not be using it correctly. It worked so fast! The smell isn’t amazing but hellloooo? It works!!! Totally worth every penny!!!”


Essential-C Day Moirsture Broad Spectrum SPF 30
PA+++ $60 | 1.7 oz.

clip_image008Powerful antioxidant sunscreen helps prevent the skin from sunburn and environmental pollution. UVA/UVB will damage the hydration balance of the skin, so you better not ignore the step of applying sunscreen. It also carries the patent technology RepleniCell™ from Dr. Murad.

Available at:Sephora | MuradOfficial

Rating:4.2/5

Reviews (From Sephora) :
“Been using this for 4 years now – still Love it! Not heavy, at 45 doesn’t make me break out, good SPF

“After about 2 hours my face looks greasy and I have to constantly use blot sheets and use powder to control the shine. Didn’t see any big difference in the texture and look of my skin.“(This review is from a girl who is about 20 year-old)

Editor reminder:People tend to have glowing looking as they are getting older, while young girls prefer matte-finished texture.


Pure skin Clarifying Dietary Supplement
$43 | 30 day-supply

clip_image009Proven to help balance and support your body’s ability to remove those toxic that produce blemish. It is aiming at curling your problem, but it just a dietary supplement mixing up the ingredients that you need to get rid of acne. Again, it is not a medication; recommend taking with the skincare products from Murad.

Available at:Sephora | MuradOfficial

Rating:4.2/5

Reviews (Sephora) :
“…The derm checked it out and said it is much like a mini-accutane in terms of ingredients. SO if your acne is not severe and/or you don’t want to undergo the accutane/blood test regime, this might be the best way to go.

“I recently had a round of breakouts that I could not get under control no matter how hard I tried. I used to take these supplements but for one reason or another, stopped. I went months without any real issues but just recently around my mouth, under my chin and around my jaw line was completely out of control. I started taking these supplements 3 days ago and my break outs are already starting to calm down and disappear. I look forward to have my skin back to normal again! Very happy with the results.”


Acne Starter Kit    $30

clip_image010An acne starter kit of most popular products! Also a great deal that allows you to take a try with Murad’s products. Reduce blemish and restore the smoothing skin with this Murad signature routine.

Including:

– 2 oz Clarifying Cleanser
– 0.8 oz Acne Clearing Solution
– 0.6 oz Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 | PA++
– 0.25 oz Acne Spot Fast Fix

Available at:Sephora | MuradOfficial

Rating:3.3/5

Reviews (From Sepora):
-“I tried this out and followed all of the steps. MY SKIN GOT WORSE! I started getting huge red pimples. Before using these products I had small pimples, but then I started getting huge ones. Never again. “

Editor reminder: Do not make your judgment until you see the next review below!!

-“People keep saying that they broke out more!!! Well your skin is purging thaaaa!!!
That’s what i love about Murad acne kit. It purges hidden gunk first then the healing begins! DON’T BE DISCOURAGED!!! keep on with it. It will be worth it in the end
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Resurgence introductory kit   $39.95

clip_image012Exclusive kit in Murad official websiteincludes products worth more than $107 value!A skincare kit is created for decreasing the visible signs on your skin. Restore the firmness by moisturizing.

Includes:
-Renewing Cleansing Cream, 1.5 FL. OZ.
-Age-Diffusing Serum,  0.33 FL. OZ.
-Age-Balancing Night Cream,  0.5 FL. OZ.
-Sheer Lustre Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 15 | PA+++  (0.25 FL. OZ.),
-Renewing Eye Cream (0.125 FL. OZ.),

Available at: MuradOfficial

Rating: 4.6/5

Reviews (From Murad.com):
I’m 44 and started using the Resurgence line a few weeks ago. I love the cleanser because a little goes a long way and it also removes all my makeup . The night cream is very moisturizing but i just don’t see a difference yet in the wrinkles and dark circles around my eyes and fine lines on my forehead. Hoping I’ll see a difference in a few more weeks. If not I’ll go back to pharmacy products that so far do the same job.

-“Started using the kit 3 weeks ago and have seen significant reduction in fine lines around my eyes already. Starting to see changes to the deeper lines from smiling. I really like the products and the fact that they are not tested on animals.”

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Hope this review is able to provide a basic framework about how the Murad skincare products will be!

Good luck!

 
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L’OCCITANE Products Review

L ‘occitane, from France, an elegant and romantic country.

Dedicated to the research and development of facial, body care, sweet atmosphere and household products, completely natural plant ingredients, environmental protection, natural, close skin, give skin the best care. The concept of brand completely accord with our French delicate, elegant, romantic, close to nature.

Brand stems from a town in southern France, beautiful scenery, pure romantic happiness Provence (Provence Alpes – Cote d ‘azur ‘). With a health, pure and have a longing for the beautiful land of rich natural resources.

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In L ‘L ‘occitane products packaging, with some prominent braille. This is the brand’s unique charity says: L ‘L ‘occitane founded perfect foundation, to “help blind people and support professional women in developing countries, as well as provence excavation and protection of natural resources” as the objective, to those who need help in a different way to extend the most sincere help. L ‘L ‘occitane also focus on customer care. Official website every year according to the customer’s sweepstakes – go to France to visit and tour. Although the small make up a winning yet, but this prize is very sweet, very attractive?

 

 

SHEA BUTTER HAND CREAM     5.2 oz.
SHEA BUTTER HAND CREAM

A counter in a prominent place in the perennial on hand cream. A country can sell every 3 seconds a hand cream. Oil of lacteal wood fruit containing 20%. Relying on its own rich texture, excellent penetration and excellent moisturizing moist degree absolute is a trump card products in hand cream.

Just bean-size daub on hands, can moisten to every inch of hand skin. Small make up really started with the hand cream only know perfect. The introduction of choice, is it.

 

 

Where to buy :  L’OCCITANE

 

 

 

CHERRY BLOSSOM HAND CREAM   1fl.oz    $12

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Let us be familiar with a large field of provence lavender also let a person infatuation of cherry blossoms. Spring ma pink cherry blossom and refreshing the light fragrance, who always stop.

Perfect hand cream, always let small make up move. The shea butter and cherry blossom is small make up shall, according to the thing in the world.

Cherry blossom hand cream, not only contains the moist champion oil of lacteal wood fruit, as well as glycerin and vitamin E. Light, non-greasy texture is always let people have a universal love.

Where to buy : L’OCCITANE

 

 

 

 

SHEA BUTTER BODY LOTION    8.4 fl.oz    $32

SHEA BUTTER BODY LOTION

15% of shea butter extract, can fully protect women from the hot sun damage skin.

Excellent moisturizing to make the dry skin and dry skin saviour. Regardless of the four seasons, there are always let you feel dry skin, slightly allergic for a few days. It’s there, dry, peeling out with you.

I didn’t know the importance of the lotion, take a shower after direct dressing, skin and clothing of the friction will harm the skin. The existence of lotion, is to give the skin mask on a contact layer of protection

 

Where to buy :L’OCCITANE

 

 

 

 

SHEA BUTTER EXTRA GENTLE SOAP – VERBENA     8.8 oz  $12.00

SHEA BUTTER EXTRA GENTLE SOAP – VERBENA  Do you remember the verbena which in <the vampire diaries> makes the vampire  are afraid of ?

Yes, it does exist, and the advantage of water swelling effect.

Shea butter extract moisture and verbena, water swelling effect, make the skin soap was so different.

Small make up once the soap, many brand protection soap small make up looking for work, believe me, this is absolutely the most let a person to be tempted.

 

 

Where to buy: L’OCCITANE

 

 

 

DIVINE CREAM      1.7 oz. $106

DIVINE CREAM
Helichrysum is called a “flower depth”, because even after the dry, helichrysum can still maintain the posture, and color

The formula using helichrysum and myrtle, tighten the skin, moisture. Brighten the skin color and the characteristics of the targeted desalt splash absolute attract small make up.

A from 25 ~ 60 years old can use skin cream. Smooth texture, let a person fondle admiringly, moisture to dry skin, sensitive skin is seeking, if you have plenty of budget might as well try.

 

 

Where to buy: L’OCCITANE

 

 

 

IMMORTELLE PRECIOUS EYE BALM    0.5 oz.   $38

IMMORTELLE PRECIOUS EYE BALM
By helichrysum cells at the core, the most precious efficient active repair factor is intensive repair helichrysum essence of eye cream, played an eye cream to repair the biggest effect.

Cream gel texture in eye week, ice ice cool tactility greatly add cent, mild stimulation of the formula is suitable for delicate skin around the eye.

Fade out black rim of the eye, eliminate edema is one of the biggest bright spot. The small fine lines eye also can be used as the stick to and slowly disappear.

 

 

Where to buy: L’OCCITANE

 

 

 

AROMACHOLOGIE REPAIRING SHAMPOO     10.1 fl.oz    $20.00

AROMACHOLOGIE REPAIRING SHAMPOO
Perfect products, timely, and the price is also reassuring thing is that because of natural, preservative-free.

This shampoo set five kinds of repair essence oil and wheat protein ingredients, do not use additives, can let a hair restore luster.

Small make up hot dye hair is often reluctant to cut off, so you’re often dry hair end, short-tempered. Composition of this kind of shampoo can really help the repair of the hair, can’t say if brightness is new, but also recover a lot of flexibility, soft smooth is always right.

 

Where to buy: L’OCCITANE

 

 

 

LAVENDER FOAMING BATH  16.9 fl.oz   $36

LAVENDER FOAMING BATH

I like light lavender fragrance, the head of a bed of lavender flowers always help small make up sleep.

The lavender bubble bath dew, also contain lavender essence oil and rosemary essential oil. Rich foam, soft tactility, tip light faint scent moments that make for work tired you relax, body and mind to be able to stretch.

As at the SPA experience, who don’t mind? Fast for your bath room, add a comfortable.

 

 

Where to buy: L’OCCITANE

 

 

 

CITRUS VERBENA SUMMER FRAGRANCE  5.1 fl.oz   $55

CITRUS VERBENA SUMMER FRAGRANCE

All say French woman elegant, delicate. We only know they are delicate, but I do not know why they are fine. They go out, there will be a pair of delicate high-heeled shoes, pockets and a lipstick, quietly elegant of the wearer’s delicate adorn article, of course, still have them, there is always a noble, charming, elegant direction.

Before this kind of sweet atmosphere adjustment: verbena, orange adjustment: the orange blossom, jasmine after adjustment: vetiver, cedar trees. Fresh, sweet, sweet, quietly elegant is all encompassing. The little girl summer must-have item.

 

 

Where to buy: L’OCCITANE

 
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Shu Uemura Products Review

Shu Uemura of Japan was founded by men of the first people Mr. Shu Uemura make-up and maintenance of the 1950s. He improved cleansing oil is the most important in the history of skin care products, which enjoy a cleansing oil’s father’s reputation.
Mr. Shu Uemura returned to Japan in 1966, set up a cosmetics company, first launched the cleansing and cleansing oil combo, consisting of pure plant ingredients, after emulsification remove makeup and dirt, acclaimed. shu-uemura-logo-150x150


 1968 has been to create more than 100 makeup, makeup launched in 1972, stage performances, becoming the first person “to makeup sublimated into art”.

Today, many of Shu Uemura single products are included in many beautful girl’s favorite list. Whether it is a new entry or make-up people, there will certainly be Shu Uemura makeup bag products. Relatively high-end makeup products, Shu

Uemura is close to the people of many.

The following  we recommend Shu Uemura Star products:

 

 

1.porefinist anti-shine fresh cleansing oil     150ml/450ml    $31/$67

wps_clip_image-2668The most famouse product in Shu Uemura is cleansing oil.

porefinist anti-shine fresh cleansing oil is newest.

As pink cherry blossom like a dream to meet the girl’s hear.It is endorsemented by a member of  the Korea CNCLUB .Warm smile make little sisters are all happy.
Cherry extract helps exfoliate delicate pores and blackheads and meet the basic conditions for cleaning.
Cherry extract of grass, the skin is more delicate, no stimulation.
Fresh, clean, not tight (moisturizer) to meet the small series of fantasy Cleansing Oil

 

Where to buy: shu uemura

 

 

 

2.lightbulb foundation and sponge set        $55

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To evaluate the quality of the fundation, in addition to scalability as well as the problem of   makeup.

This is mixed with dry skin, dry skin praised the matter. Afford to skin, no makeup, easy to open, affordable foundation. Lightweight and easy to carry package.
If you’re among tangled in numerous foundation, try it now. Effect will definitely exceed your expectations for this price oh.

 

 

 

Where to buyshu uemura

 

 

 

 

3.calligraph:ink liquid eyeliner pen     BLACK     $20

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The eyes are the window to the soul, delicate eye makeup is the most important. A fine eyeliner  can make you look healthy and energetic.

When I am in contact with eye makeup, is from the liquid eyeliner pen. If you are a eyeliner small white, don’t know how to draw liner, I recommend most is liquid eyeliner pen.

This is a  fluent line, an outline of the perfect eyeliner. There are 0.05 mm, 0.25 mm and 0.5 mm of the three kinds of thickness written to choose from. Different thicknesses written outline completely different style.

Durability is also don’t have to worry about the problem. Not because the oil and shading. But calm makeup can’t ignore !

 

Where to buy: shu uemura

 

 

 

4.nobara cream cover stick foundation     754/764/564       $44

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Between liquid foundation, and double foundation grooming products, relative to the high price of concealer, shu uemura this concealer is very good. After the bottom makeup, covered the blain blain, birthmark is very beautiful there.

Because of the exquisite makeup feeling some people even use it as a foundation. At the same time, convenient packaging can carry convenient repair a makeup, also is the key that attract people.

Where to buy: shu uemura

 

5.eyelash curler             $20

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Roll become warped eyelash makes you look more beautiful.Each colour makeup is out of the eyelash curler, I am passionate about shu uemura professional eyelash curler.

Due to the radian of perfect design, the effect of lasting roll become warped. It is really surprised to me, It also can avoid eyes or eyelash receive damage. Hand shake of the necessary sheet is tasted. Natural silica gel pad is to help the eyelash perfect modelling. After a lot of girls with enthusing about it.

This mascara roll become warped durability is really good, small make up after use no other home products. Although the price is a little gao, but really is worth .

Where to buy: shu uemura

 

6.hard formula                 $23

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If you do not have United States eyebrow shape.A machete eyebrow pencil sketch is also beautiful. Japanese machete modelling, can draw their natural and stereo eyebrow, asing if is born.

The modelling of a machete, a pen can draw about, details on small repair added makeup look more carefully.

Makeup lasting one day, and the shading. Natural soft is the characteristic of it.

Painted on the back of hand out but can easily on eyebrow coloring characteristics more magic.

If you don’t have a satisfactory eyebrow pencil, try it.

Where to buy: shu uemura




7.natural brush                 $65

wps_clip_image-26620For makeup artist with the importance of a good brush like the pianist has a good piano. A good tool, can let makeup artist draw the more perfect makeup look.

Like the fine wool, soft. Close skin soft feeling let a person fondle admiringly.

As a sweet stucco, to play full function of powder and eliminate redundant powder Avoid heavy makeup feeling

Pure and fresh and natural makeup necessary sheet is tasted.

Where to buy: shu uemura

 

8.natural volume false eyelashes            $21

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Envy others thin dense eyelash is also there. If you want to choose small make up like a eyelash, is it.

Stems will not make you feel abrupt, eyes must have is everybody pursues is very comfortable.

Fine thick length of eyelash, that must make the doll’s standard. If you also want to have. Then select it, always right.

Where to buy: shu uemura

 



 
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Kiehl’s Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Masque

Kiehl’s Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Masque 125ml $26

 

Cleaing skin is so important, if the face horny become thickening, even the high-price skin careQQ图片20140521154915 products can not give you a perfect skin, and the expensive makeup can not make you look charming.

Kiehl’s rare earth pore cleansing masque can clean the redundant oil of skin and the residual dirt effectively. It can deeply purify pores, thus keeping the skin up to the most primitive state, and helping play skin care, make-up for maximum effect.

Suitable for all skin types. If you do not clean the skin for a long time, it may make you feel tingling, don’t worry about that. It means your skin has been damaged. After a few times, the disconfort will disappear.

 

Girlfriends experience:

@ by mojopinko: This cleansing masque is great for degreasing. It belongs cleansing mask and you can use it once a week.

‘Good Use’ index: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Feedback from Netizens:

I received it yesterday and used once. At first my face felt so hurt, which means my skin was lack of water. After using it, I can see the effect immediately. the pores became small and blackheads became less. If  I continue to use it I think it will have a great effect. I also use their lipstick, it is very useful, lighten the color of my lips, make my lips more attractive.

I’m the combination skin, always have many blackheads on the T-zone. I heard that many dressers recommend the mud mask which enphasize cleansing. I attracted by the function of this mask for the first time I saw it. The effect was so immediate! Smear the mask after cleasing, It will have a little hurt, after 10 minutes wash face with warm water, the face looks dry but not tight. For me I feel so clear, and I want to try the other products of this series. Hope the effect can make me surprise again.

Where to buy: Kiehl’s | Nordstrome | Neiman Marcus | Saks Fifth Avenue |

 
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TWO SUN CREAMS FROM SHISHEIDO

Published on 05/15/2014 in Beauty, Skin Care

Summer is approaching, Many people like to do some outdoor exercise. I particularly like running and swimming, so sun cream is very essential. However, a lot of people may be worried about that the sun cream will disappear with the sweat. There are 2 sun creams from Shisheido I recommand to you.

Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion+ Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ For Face/Body   3.3oz    $39

QQ图片20140509113710This sunscreen is for outdoor sports, it can be used on both face and body. Sun ultra high performance and waterproof, even surfing will not affect its function. Pass the skin sensitivity test, it is safe for sensitive skin and all skin types. If you want to exercise with makeup, this suncreen is your best choice. It can make your skin look bright and shiny, and also protect your skin from the sun damage.

It doesn’t need makeup remover, but if you also use foundation after this sun cream, cleasing is still very necessary.

 

Where to buy:  Nordstrom | Sephora | Neiman Marcus | Barneys New York | Lord & Taylor | Saks Fifth Avenue | Bergdorf Goodman |

 

Shiseido Sun Protection Stick Foudation SPF35 PA++   0.31oz.   $27

QQ图片20140509125624A portable stick-type sun protector that is broad spectrum and easy to use on sun-sensitive areas like the nose and ears, making it ideal for all outdoor sports year round. It provides powerful protection against UVA and UVB rays that cause skin aging, but also gives the skin a natural luster. Spreads smoothly with a compfortable testure, and blends easily into the skin, leaving no white residue. Water-resistant and perspiration-resistant. It is easy to use and have a pretty price, which makes me can’t stop loving it.

Where to buy: Nordstrom | Sephora | Neiman Marcus | Barneys New York | Lord & Taylor | Saks Fifth Avenue | Bergdorf Goodman |

 
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Erno Laszlo Products Review

Published on 02/20/2014 in Beauty, Skin Care

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My goodwill for Erno Laszlo started from the ‘Hydra Therapy – Skin Vitality’ Mask Kit. This mask changed my skin from a terrible condition to a perfect and stable one. Because of this wonderful experience, I started to purchase other Erno Laszlo products such as soap, neck cream and foundation. Now I am gonna introduce them to you!
1. “Hebe, What is Erno Laszlo?I’ve never heeard it!”

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Erno Laszlo was the progenitor of modern skincare: most contemporary skincare products and philosophies owe something to the Hungarian visionary and his eponymous brand. It was many Hollywood stars’ favorite.  Erno Laszlo is the only one skin care brand that Marilyn Monroe endorsemented. Audrey Hepburn said, 50% of my beauty I owe to my mother, 50% to Erno Laszlo. The most unique principle of Erno Laszlo was its seven skin personalities which classified your skin type by time.

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2. “What’s the difference between those facial cream?”
About tofu cream, Hepburn Marilyn Monroe cream, I really talked to the brand Ambassador. At first time, she was totally confused and did not know ! But if you must pursue tofu cream PHELITYL NIGHT CREAM, is that the goods specifically designed to contaminated (on the skin to determine at what age a while with what to say), Monroe Hepburn cream is actually PHORMULA 3-9, “unparalleled magic cream” over a long history, is mainly used for centuries to question the men and women used to repair skin regeneration, including Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. Probably because the two goddesses used it,  people liked to called it Monroe Hepburn cream. In fact, it is a series, there is a Balm and essence, are repaired, then we can call them Monroe and Monroe Hepburn Hepburn Balm cream, ha ha ha ha!
I am gonna talk a little bit more about Monroe Hepburn Cream which has incredible effect on repairing pox marks, scars, wounds, sunburn, redness and swelling of the face ! So if Tofu Cream is suitable for a 20-year-old younger contaminated, then it should be more suitable for people who is already 30.

3 ”Hebe, I want try Erno Laszlo. Which product is good for me?”

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Normal and Combination: Your skin is not oil or dry about 12:00.

Oily
: A little oily in 1pm, and get worse in 2pm. Very oily in 3pm.

Dry
: 11:30 a little dry,10:30 dry, 8:30 very dry.
Different types of skin need specific products. I will introduce the routine for you in the next part.


The daily basic routine for all skin types is almost the same:Cleanse +Tone + Moisturize +Finish


Very day and dry
:
The first step:cleansing oil+soup+The 30 Splashes,
Products:Phelityl Pre-Cleansing Oil+ Phelityl Cleansing Bar+30 Splashes

Phelityl Pre-Cleansing OilPhelityl Cleansing Bar

 

The second step:Hydraphel Skin Supplement Scrub it with cotton ball, avoid eyes.

Hydraphel Skin Supplement

The third step:Hydraphel Day Cream SPF15 for day time, 晚上用 Hydraphel Intensive Night Cream

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The forth step:Absolute finish

Absolute finish

Slightly dry skin can useLight Controlling Lotion as the second step, and the third step can R.E.M day lotionR.E.M. night cream for the night.

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Normal and Combination
The first step:Phelityl Pre-Cleansing Oil+ Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar+30 Splashes

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The second step:Light Controlling Lotion

The third step:day time Phelityl day lotion spf15Phelityl Night Cream

Phelityl day lotion spf15Phelityl Night Cream

The forth step:Shake-it Tinted Treatment

Shake-it Tinted Treatment

Slightly Oily skin
The first step:Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar+30 Splashes

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The second step:Light Controlling Lotion

Light Controlling Lotion

The third step:day time Oil-control Day Lotion SPF15, night time Phelityl Night Cream

Oil-control Day Lotion SPF15Phelityl Night Cream

The forth step:Shake-it Tinted Treatment

Shake-it Tinted Treatment

Oily and Very Oily
The first step:Oil ControlCleansing Bar for Oil skin for Oil skin+30 Splashes

Oil ControlCleansing Bar for Oil skin

The second step:Light Controlling Lotion

Light Controlling Lotion

The third step:Oil-control Day Lotion SPF15 for day,Oil-control Night Treatment for night

Oil-control Day Lotion SPF15Oil-control Night Treatment

The forth step:Shake-it Tinted Treatment

Acne skin:Use Beta Anti Blemish Wash as cleanser, and add Anti Blemish Control Treatment and Anti Blemish Mask

Beta Anti Blemish  WashAnti Blemish Control TreatmentAnti Blemish Mask

Anti-aging
Timeless skin serum + Active Phelityl Intensive Cream + Ocuphel Emollient Eye Cream

Timeless skin serumActive Phelityl Intensive CreamOcuphel Emollient Eye Cream

Hydra

Hydra-Therapy Skin Vitalize for all skin types and ages.

4 ”Hebe, does the cleansing oil remove the makeup?”
Erno Laszlo cleansing oil is not use for removing makeup. It is used to dissolve impurities in the face (sunscreen foundation can be removed in general)!
5 “What is 30 Splashes ?!”
Erno Laszlo formulas maximize the skin’s ability to benefit from the cleansing and replenishing properties of water. Each Ritual requires 30 splashes in comfortably hot or warm water to:Deeply and thoroughly cleanse the skin; Exfoliate skin cells and flush out toxins ;Plump and soften the skin ;Exercise and strengthen the capillaries ;Accelerate cell renewal ;Enhance the absorption of moisturizers.
6. “How to use the Shake-it tinted treatment?”
As a combination skin, I prefer to use foundation. Erno Laszlo foundation does not make my face fake. And the just right coverage is good for everyday use. But if you are a oily skin, I think you’d better use Shake-it Tinted Treatment. It works great on oil control. Just Shake Shake Shake!
Where to buy:Nordstrom , Beauty.com, B-glowing, Dermstore

 
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