Friday, July 7, 2017

Kicho Argan Brush Cleanser & Cleanser Wipes

Kicho offers two options for cleaning your brushes: a thorough wet wash and a quick-dry method.


Argan Brush Cleanser (260 ml) is specifically designed to thoroughly clean (green tea, iris, calendula, lemon, sophora root and citrus extracts) and condition delicate bristles (argan oil). It lifts makeup off my brushes and restores them to their pristine selves. Plus, let's face it, the nice smell is a big help!


There are 2 ways I use the it. No.1: swirl my brushes in circular motions in the solution until clean, then rinse. No.2: spritz both sides of my brush before gently blotting clean with a towel.


The second point leads me to the Argan Brush Cleanser Wipes (1 box (×5)) because I use it to spot clean my brushes too! It is great for extending the amount of time to go between washes. And, if you must share your brushes - I would highly discourage it, by the way - keep a wipe close by to curtail the spread of bacteria.


I wouldn't substitute wipes for regular deep washes with the fluid, nonetheless, I would recommend it if you are always travelling... I would toss a sachet in my makeup kit if my trip lasts for more than a week though I don't believe it is a must-have. It is like that last slice of pie. An indulgence? Yes. A necessity? No.


They cost US$ 20 and US$ 15 respectively on kichocosmetics.com.



The full ingredient list for Argan Brush Cleanser:
Water, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, SD Alcohol 40-B, TEA-Lauryl Sulfate, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Extract, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Sophora Angustifolia Root Extract, Acorus Calamus Root Extract, Polysorbate 20, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance.

The full ingredient list for Argan Brush Cleanser Wipes:
Water, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Ethanol, TEA-Lauryl Sulfate, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Extract, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Sophora Angustifolia Root Extract, Acorus Calamus Root Extract, Polysorbate 20, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance.

Disclosure: BNTGirls samples. Head on over to BNTNews for more exciting news, may it be K-Beauty, K-Fashion or K-Pop!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Mamonde Malaysia Partners With 11street!

On top of its 5 beauty counters in Aeon 1 Utama, Aeon Mid Valley, Aeon Bukit Indah, Aeon Tebrau City and Aeon Queensbay Mall, Mamonde Malaysia launched the sale of its products on 11street.my for the convenience of customers who prefer shopping online.


With this launch, shoppers can expect exclusive online only items and special deals (for the month of June only, so hurry!) such as the Basic Skincare Set at RM 49 (49% savings), First Energy Serum Set at RM 119 (20% savings), Highlight Lip Tint Set at RM 50 (GWP) and Mascara (Volume) Set at RM 59 (GWP). Awesome deals will continue in the second half of 2017 with an exclusive workshop for 11street customers.


One last thing to note: be sure to buy products with the logo below to guarantee authenticity.


Happy shopping!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Skin Aqua Super Moisture Essence SPF50+ PA++++




Name: Skin Aqua スキンアクア Super Moisture Essence スーパーモイスチャーエッセンス SPF50+ PA++++
Price: RM 55.90 for 80 g
@cosme rating: 4.5
Release date: 13.2.2016
Made in: Japan

Capitalising on Super Hyaluronic Acid, Nano Hyaluronic Acid, Amino Acid and Collagen, Super Moisture Essence provides the skin with hours of hydration and also protects the skin from signs of ageing. The pale yellow cream has a silky texture, weightless feel, and is designed to apply smoothly on top of other skin care products and under makeup for an even and soft finish. Meant for both the face and the body, this broad-spectrum sunscreen is allergy-tested and free from colourant, fragrance and mineral oil.

It is available exclusively at Watsons nationwide for RM 55.90.

The full ingredient list for Super Moisture Essence SPF50+ PA++++:
Water, Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Triethylhexyl Trimellitate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentaisostearate, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Polystyrene, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Arginine, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate.

Disclosure: Press sample.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Hada Labo Lifting + Firming Part II

Continuing my previous work...


The Lifting + Firming Cream (RM 78.00 for 50 g) boosts the skin's moisture levels to banish dryness and tightness. Although the range as a whole gets a thumbs-up, this velvety moisturiser has got to be my top pick. It leaves the skin so much plumper and firmer by the next morning.


Brand-new on the market from Hada Labo is the Lifting + Firming Wrinkle Care Cream (RM 74.90 for 30 g). It targets age sensitive contours around the lips and eyes. The rich cream (like one of those balmy eye creams!) nourishes the skin, imparting a smooth appearance.


Finally, there's the Lifting + Firming Mask (RM 52.90 for 20 ml ×4). The mask is a good size albeit thick, but the essence left my face so sticky that I ended up rinsing it off. Someone living in a drier climate will be very happy with this mask. Me? Not so much.


Are you a fan of the original Lifting + Firming formula? Are you excited about the new iteration?


The full ingredient list for Lifting + Firming Cream:
Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Squalane, Dipropylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, PPG-10 Methyl Glucose Ether, Behenyl Alcohol, PEG-20 Sorbitan Isostearate, Sorbitan Stearate, Pullulan, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Disodium EDTA, Lactobacillus/Soymilk Ferment Filtrate, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Ammonium Acrylates Copolymer, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Tetrapeptide-5.

The full ingredient list for Lifting + Firming Wrinkle Care Cream:
Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Behenyl Alcohol, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Squalane, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Pullulan, Glyceryl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Cholesterol Stearate, Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, PVP, Phenoxyethanol, Agar, Methylparaben, Polysorbate 60, Disodium EDTA, Lactobacillus/Soymilk Ferment Filtrate, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Tetrapeptide-5, Ammonium Acrylates Copolymer, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Elastin.

The full ingredient list for Lifting + Firming Mask:
Water, Glycerin, Propanediol, Diglycerin, Squalane, PPG-6-Decyltetradeceth-30, PPG-10 Methyl Glucose Ether, Methylparaben, Beheneth-5, Pullulan, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Triethanolamine, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium EDTA, Butylene Glycol, Lactobacillus/Soymilk Ferment Filtrate, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Ammonium Acrylates Copolymer, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Beta-Carotene, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Tetrapeptide-5, Tocopherol.

Disclosure: Press samples.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hada Labo Lifting + Firming Part I

The new and improved Lifting + Firming formula uses a blend of hydrolyzed elastin, hydrolyzed collagen, elasgrow, fermented soymilk as well as 4 types of hyaluronic acids to penetrate the epidermis layer for significantly tighter, firmer and more lifted skin.



Lifting + Firming Lotion – Rich (RM 67.50 for 170 ml) delivers moisture deep into the skin and preps it for subsequent products. In a pinch, this lotion can be used as a mask to bring dull skin back to life. Just be prepared to whiz through the bottle because a lot of liquid is needed to saturate the cotton pads.


Featuring Pomegranate Extract and Lycopene, Lifting + Firming Essence (RM 89.90 for 30 g) improves the skin's elasticity. The fluid consistency absorbs quickly, resulting in skin that's healthier-looking.


Then there's the Lifting + Firming Milk (RM 70.90 for 140 ml), an emulsion that adds a great deal of comfort to taut skin. Its lightweight texture makes it perfect for layering and if your skin oils up easily, it can even replace the cream step!


This range is available in stores and online now, you can view and buy it here. I will be reviewing the rest of the products in an upcoming post. Please keep an eye out for it!

The full ingredient list for Lifting + Firming Lotion - Rich:
Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Diglycerin, PEG-20 Sorbitan Isostearate, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Methylparaben, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, PPG-10 Methyl Glucose Ether, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Carbomer, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-11, Triethanolamine, Pullulan, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Isohexadecane, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lactobacillus/Soymilk Ferment Filtrate, Polysorbate 60, Polyquaternium-51, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Ammonium Acrylates Copolymer, Tetrapeptide-5, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Elastin.

The full ingredient list for Lifting + Firming Essence:
Water, Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, PPG-10 Methyl Glucose Ether, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, Octyldodecanol, Dimethicone, Inositol, Phenoxyethanol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Methylparaben, Arginine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dehydroxanthan Gum, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Glycerin/Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Punica Granatum Flower Extract/Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Retinyl Palmitate/Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Disodium EDTA, Glycerin/Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Carnosine, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer/Pentylene Glycol/Water, Lycopene/Zea Mays (Corn) Oil/Tocopherol, Beta-Carotene/Zea Mays (Corn) Oil/Tocopherol.

The full ingredient list for Lifting + Firming Milk:
Water, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-12 Olefin), Dipropylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Diglycerin, PPG-10 Methyl Glucose Ether, Sorbitan Stearate, PEG-20 Sorbitan Isostearate, Pullulan, Stearyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, Methylparaben, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, Cholesterol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Lactobacillus/Soymilk Ferment Filtrate, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Ammonium Acrylates Copolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Tetrapeptide-5.

Disclosure: Press samples.