SOFINA Primavista Long Keep UV Base has been consistently ranked as the top primer on the highly rated Japan Cosme Awards 8 years in a row, and is said to be particularly effective and long-lasting for oily and combination skin. Living in a country with hot and humid climate all year round makes it extremely... Continue Reading →
The Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence is made with fermented black tea, to smooth, brighten and protect against pollution and free radicals. Also, hyaluronic acid and mandarin peel extract promotes a moist, supple and even complexion. It claims to be a multi-benefit antioxidant prep step that tones and hydrates for 24 hours
Key ingredients in the Shiseido Elixir Superior Enriched Wrinkle cream includes pure retinol, an active ingredient for improving wrinkles, as well as collagen GL glycerin that gives skin its elasticity while promoting the production of hyaluronic acid for soft and moisturized skin. Full list of ingredients
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.
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.
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 Japan Opera Lip Tint texture is glossy and closer to a lip balm or Vaseline, and glides on with a sheer color. This is easily build-able to give a deeper shade on the lips when desired. It feels really comfortable on the lips, like it is barely there. While the lip color holds up well, it still smudges somewhat after a meal or drink, and needs frequent application to maintain the same level of vibrancy or shine.
Japan Cosme No. 1 ranking AVANCE Lash Serum, which is made up of active ingredients silk essence, hyaluronic acid, pantothenic acid to encourage blood circulation at the roots to nurture existing eyelashes, prevent hair loss and speed up hair growth. Carrot extract and chitin helps to further enhance the effects and moisturize lash tips for longer, thicker lashes. Best of all, its gentle formula makes it suitable even for sensitive eyes.
Review of Kose Clear Turn White Vitamin C Mask. you can use it two ways. If you wish for a relaxing spa experience, heat it up slightly in a warm water bath for 5-10 minutes before usage. Else, you could go the usual way and chill in the refrigerator to help refine pores while the mask sets. After washing your face, prep with toner and smooth the sheet mask out evenly to fit your face. There are eye pads included so you could mask the skin around your pretty peepers as well. It was recommended to use the mask consecutively for a couple of weeks to see an obvious change.