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.
The COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser is a mildly acidic gel cleanser at ph5, which claims to gently deep cleanse the skin to remove excess sebum and dead skin cells while maintaining skin pH balance. It contains Betaine Salicylate, a natural BHA exfoliator that unclogs pores, tea tree oil that controls oil, reduces acne, blemishes and improves complexion, as well as citric acid (AHA) for anti-aging benefits. This cleanser seems to be big on plant-based extracts, containing essences from lotus leaf, evening primrose and Japanese cedar leaf, which aids to naturally purify, hydrate, and brighten skin all at once.