The correct sequence to using the Sofina iP Base Essence is right after washing your face, even before applying your toner. The foam is contained in an aerosol can, so hold the container upright without shaking, and pump a 3-cm dollop onto your hand without breaking the foam apart. Next, dab an equal amount of the foam onto your cheeks, forehead, chin and nose, gently smoothing it over your entire face and lightly tapping to let it absorb for 1-2 minutes.
With an unique, patented 5D Hyaluronic Acid Formula, the Torriden Dive-In Serum stands out from the rest with its combination of 5 types of differently-sized HA molecules, including Hyacross hyaluronic acid elastomer that forms a 3D breathable moisture layer on the skin which enhances its natural barrier, along with low molecule hyaluronic acid particles that penetrate and boost the moisture levels in the deepest layers of our skin. This is further combined with D-Panthenol, a sub-nutrient of vitamin B5 to aid in the repair of skin roughness, redness and fine lines, helping the skin attract and retain the extra moisture. Also, with malachite mineral extract, ceramide, allantoin and Witch Hazel to further protect the skin from oxidative stress, free radicals and environmental pollution.
The Tofu Moritaya only uses carefully selected ingredients such as domestic soybeans “Fukuyutaka” from the famous Saga prefecture, as well as “Toyomasari” from Hokkaido, and soy milk from spring water in Shiiba Village in Miyasaki Prefecture to make their products. The soy milk collected is then fermented to produce soy milk liquor that contains soy isoflavones, and combined with yogurt and honey which are known to balance the moisture levels in skin and keep skin smooth, firm and hydrated.
Shiseido HAKU Melano Essence first launched exclusively in Japan drugstores in 2013 and has been consistently No.1 sales in brightening beauty serum for 14 consecutive years. It works with an exclusive active brightening ingredient W, an anti-melano agent that is a combination of 4MSK and m-tranexamic acid to suppress the activation and generation of melanin pigments.
Huxley is the new revolutionary K-beauty brand that awakened many on the actual possibilities of harvesting oil and moisture out of desert plants for usage in skincare. Cactuses are the only dominant plants that can get enough water and nutrients in the harsh, dry conditions of the dessert to survive and thrive- so how do... Continue Reading →
the Bobbi Brown Skin Long-wear weightless foundation contains a powerful blend of non-acnegenic ingredients such as the marine-sugar cane algae extract, mineral powders to control oil, while shea butter and glycerine provides hydration to the skin. At the same time, the foundation is also paraben, sulfate and phthalate-free, as well as vegan friendly and gluten-free. Titanium oxide adds on an extra layer of sun protection in this nifty foundation. It comes in a wide spectrum of 30 skin shades including warm, cool and neutral undertones
Sofina has an interesting patented technology that produces super tiny, flat, oval-shaped Zinc Oxide particles that are large enough to effectively block out UVA rays, yet do not produce any stiff whitest cast that most physical sunscreens do. A quick check on CosDNA and a comparison of the two products below:
However, upon application to my hair ends, I could feel the Oshima Tsubaki Camelia oil working its magic. Due to the heaviness of the oil, the frizziness and waviness were immediately tamed and straightened. Also, the shine and moisture in my hair ends were obvious. While it did not last the entire 8 hours at work, it did manage to keep the flyaway hairs away for most of the part. Application to dry elbows and knees also kept it quite smooth during the entire day.
The Mizon Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule has a transparent, watery consistency that absorbed quickly into the skin, leaving my skin moist, smooth and refreshed. Since it is free of parabens and fragrances, it felt extremely comfortable on the skin and left a non-sticky finish. I usually apply ampoules in this sequence at night – wash, tone, ampoule, essence/serum, moisturiser, spot treatment. 2-3 drops usually does the work, and it is a good base to work on before slathering on the moisturiser.
Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence improves skin barrier protection and deliver vital nutrients to keep the skin hydrated, smooth and soft. Coming in a fuss-free 60ml pump bottle, I am using the newly formulated Gen 2 essence with the ingredients including Snail Secretion Filtrate, Bee Venom, Benton also added in aloe leaf juice and hollyhock roots which further provide hydration, locking in moisture to keep skin young and radiant. The Bee venom also tricks the skin into thinking it got “stung” and induces an extra surge of collagen production.