Friday, September 15, 2017

Hada Labo Hydrating Oil-in-Lotion

The Hydrating Oil-in-Lotion features nano-encapsulated squalane oil (plant derived) solubilised in water to give skin an ideal oil-water balance. It also uses Vitamins B3 and E to improve skin texture and ease surface roughness.


Name: Hada Labo 肌ラボ Hydrating Oil-in-Lotion 極潤オイルイン化粧水
Price: RM 69.90 for 220 ml
@cosme rating: 5.4
Release date: 22.8.2016
Made in: Japan

There's no denying Hada Labo's expertise in lotions, and the brand new Oil-in-Lotion feels so much lighter compared to the original. That said, my skin feels fine all day even when I skip everything else. I am not sure this would be the case with drier skins, so think twice before you emulate this lazy blogger's doings.


I find a new spot in the evening if I use the lotion in the morning. Every time, without fail. This could indicate purging due to something in the formulation or could just be a result of too many snacks... sorry guys, I will refrain from gobbling everything unhealthy in sight when testing out skincare products in the future!


This blip aside, my skin hasn't been any different to how it was with my usual lotion. Definitely not enough for me to want to run back and repurchase. There is a whole new world of lotions out there waiting for me!

Sold at all Watsons stores for RM 69.90.

The full ingredient list for Hydrating Oil-in-Lotion:
Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Alcohol, Diethoxyethyl Succinate, Niacinamide, PEG-6, PEG-32, Polysorbate 20, PEG-8, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Disodium Succinate, Disodium EDTA, Succinic Acid, Tocopherol, Squalane, Hydrogenated Lecithin.

Disclosure: Press sample.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Mamonde's Parkson KLCC Counter Reflects New 'Journey Of Flowers' Concept & Design

Mamonde, a South Korean beauty brand under Amorepacific Malaysia, held a grand opening of its 6th beauty counter at Parkson KLCC on August 3rd.


The beauty counter is a reflection of the brand's latest concept 'Journey of Flowers'. The fresh new interior design creates a truly unique immersive experience where you get to learn about flowers and satisfy your sense of smell with the flowers used in Mamonde's formulations. The counter also features an illustration of Mamonde's very own pressed-flower pattern that is created in collaboration with Rachel Pedder-Smith, an illustration painting company.

In addition to skin consultation, the new counter offers a complimentary 1-minute Flower Touch Hand Massage to all its customers. While you are there, don't forget to check out the two new arrivals: Flower Pop Eye Brick and Flower Pop Blusher!

Flower Pop Eye Brick (RM 99 for 9.2 g) is an eyeshadow quad developed using White Flower Complex (Madonna Lily, Edelweiss and Lily Magnolia). It is available in 5 colours: 01 Golden Beige, 02 Laura Coral, 03 Burgundy Pansy, 04 Pale Purple and 05 Rosy Road.


03 Burgundy Pansy

Flower Pop Blusher (RM 59 for 7.5 g) is formulated with Flexible Binder System alongside a coat of camellia oil for a complexion that truly glows. Packaged in a clear, see-through round casing, Flower Pop Blusher comes in 6 shades: 01 Pansy, 03 Daisy, 05 Peony, 06 Camellia, 07 Rose Bay and 08 Ginger.


06 Camellia

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Mentholatum Premium Rich Moist SPF23 PA+++



Name: Mentholatum メンソレータム Premium Rich Moist プレミアムリッチモイスト SPF23 PA+++
Price: RM 22.90 for 4.5 g
Release date: 27.7.2014
Made in: Japan

This blend of olive oil, honey, avocado oil, argan oil, jojoba seed oil, royal jelly, shea butter, moringa butter and ceramides from Mentholatum relieves dryness around the clock for luscious lips primed to pucker.

It is very comfortable to wear - really moisturising, long-lasting and it is even nice to have on when it is windy because my hair doesn't stick to it! And, just in case it matters, it adds a glossy sheen if I layer it enough.

Ideal for outdoor use, this premium lipbalm comes with SPF23 PA+++ for protection against harmful UV rays. It is available in two variants, namely Fragrance Free 無香料 and Natural Honey ナチュラルハニー, at all leading pharmacies and major supermarket outlets for RM 22.90.

The full ingredient list for Premium Rich Moist Fragrance Free:
Paraffin, Squalane, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Diisostearyl Malate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Polyethylene, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Dipropylene Glycol, Microcrystalline Wax, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Polyglyceryl-4 Oleate, Moringa Oil/Hydrogenated Moringa Oil Esters, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Synthetic Wax, Iron Oxides, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Water, Honey, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 2, Ceramide 6 II, Tocopherol, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Butylene Glycol, Royal Jelly Extract.

The full ingredient list for Premium Rich Moist Natural Honey:
Paraffin, Squalane, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Diisostearyl Malate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Polyethylene, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Flavor, Dipropylene Glycol, Microcrystalline Wax, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Polyglyceryl-4 Oleate, Moringa Oil/Hydrogenated Moringa Oil Esters, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Octyldodecanol, Cholesterol, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Synthetic Wax, Iron Oxides, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Water, Honey, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 2, Ceramide 6 II, Tocopherol, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Butylene Glycol, Royal Jelly Extract.

Disclosure: Press samples.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Hada Labo Whitening Cooling Sherbet

There is a new product in town to help restore hydration lost at sea and to dial the sun's burn down a notch - the Hada Labo Whitening Cooling Sherbet!


Name: Hada Labo 肌ラボ Whitening Cooling Sherbet 白潤冷感美白シャーベット
Price: RM 65.90 for 30 g
@cosme rating: 4.9
Release date: 13.3.2016
Made in: Japan

It is a multi-purpose cream that comes in a sherbet-like texture. It combines a blend of Witch Hazel, Tranexamic Acid, Edelweiss and Strawberry to tone and soothe the skin. Upon application, the cream melts away like snow, giving the skin a refreshing, cooling sensation. I apply it after moisturiser as the last step of my skincare regimen.


It is also ideal to use after outdoor activities to cool and brighten skin that is flushed from an overexposure to the sun. For better results, refrigerate the product to maximise coldness.


Gentle enough for all skin types, the Whitening Cooling Sherbet is free from alcohol, mineral oil and colorant and is sold exclusively through Watsons for RM 65.90.

The full ingredient list for Whitening Cooling Sherbet:
Water, Stearic Acid, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Tranexamic Acid, Arginine, Polyglyceryl-10 Eicosanedioate/Tetradecanedioate, Methylparaben, Menthoxypropanediol, Fragrance, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Menthol, Butylene Glycol, Leontopodium Alpinum Extract, Saxifraga Sarmentosa Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract.

Disclosure: Press sample.

Friday, July 28, 2017

LipIce Tinted Lipbalm In Disney Edition

A Disney themed lipbalm has landed! That's right - the LipIce Tinted Lipbalm has been repackaged for maximum adorableness. Disney fans of all ages will rejoice at this new look as well as the pocket-friendly RM 12.50 price tag.


Clockwise from bottom right: Baby Pink, Berry Red, Poppy Pink

Name: LipIce Tinted Lipbalm
Price: RM 12.50 for 3.5 g
Made in: China

This Tinted Lipbalm adds tint and conditions lips - so you get the colour of a stick (albeit sheered out) alongside the nourishment of a balm. Made from a mix of Super Hyaluronic Acid, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Collagen and Vitamin E, this berry scented balm hydrates and repairs chappy woes, so lips stay plump and protected.


Clockwise from bottom right: Baby Pink, Berry Red, Poppy Pink


From left: Baby Pink, Berry Red, Poppy Pink

Choose from Baby Pink (Strawberry), Berry Red (Wildberry) or Poppy Pink (Raspberry) at all leading pharmacies and major supermarket outlets.

The full ingredient list for Tinted Lipbalm Baby Pink:
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Diisostearyl Malate, Octyldodecanol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Ozokerite, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Dimer Dilinoleate, Ceresin, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Flavor, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Titanium Dioxide, Red 6 Lake (CI 15850:2), Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Tin Oxide, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Collagen.

The full ingredient list for Tinted Lipbalm Berry Red:
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Diisostearyl Malate, Octyldodecanol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Ozokerite, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Dimer Dilinoleate, Ceresin, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Flavor, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Titanium Dioxide, Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850:2), Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tin Oxide, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Collagen.

The full ingredient list for Tinted Lipbalm Poppy Pink:
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Octyldodecanol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Ozokerite, Diisostearyl Malate, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Dimer Dilinoleate, Ceresin, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Flavor, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Red 6 Lake (CI 15850:2), Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tin Oxide, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Collagen.

Disclosure: Press samples.