Laniege – Multi Cleanser Review

Laniege – Multi Cleanser Review

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So I used Laniege products the most in my entire life. I loved its smell and how light it seems to be on the skin. I don’t like having random chemicals in my skin product because I have combination acne-prone skin. Its just too sensitive and I break out easily from chemical heavy products.

Cost:
$23/180mL

Does this Work?:
Yes. I loved this product a while back…now? Not as much. Here’s why:

I first used this many years ago, at that time, I was an acne-face yeah, fun. So, I would often get acne from other cleansers but after using this, my acne seem to stabilize much more (meaning i grew less acne). My skin also seem to clear up faster and became more radiant. (I’m not bullshitting this is why I stuck with this for many years on and off).

The reason why I stopped using this was because if you look at the picture I posted, it looks different than the ones you see sold in stores. I used the first generation of Multi Cleanser or so… By the time they switched packaging about 4 times I can tell you the formula had changed. How I knew? Because it is evident on my skin, it is no longer as potent or works as well. I would even get a few pimple from this.

But because I loved this product so much previously I gave it another shot about half a year ago. It still works, but just not the way it had for my skin once upon a time. But I do notice that after using this for ~2 months my skin did clear up nicely again. So perhaps give it time before you see some result. Your skin clears up because it contains some exfoliating products inside. But anyway, it just wasn’t as gentle as the first batch. But that’s how every company works…

Would I Buy This Again?:
Yes, it has a fair price, lasts for a year, works well. But not the “best” it could’ve been anymore… so I will be searching for other ones. This will always be one of my go back to products.

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Laniege – Water Sleeping Mask Review

Laniege – Water Sleeping Mask Review

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So…I used this sleeping mask wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy before sleeping mask was even hyped or Sephora even carried it. Basically, my point is, I’ve used this for a lightyear. I can literally write a 500 page essay on it, if you wanted some opinion on it then you came to the right person.

Function:
Hydrates skin over-night (yes, you can sleep with it on…think of it as a cream instead)

Cost:
$25/jar (70mL)

Does it Work?:
Yes but No….? Despite all the 5 star reviews from others here’s why…

The reason why I kept using this for so long was because EVERY MORNING it gives me an impression that my skin is very well-hydrated. I may wake up and look like The Grudge, but at least I would be one with dewy, clear skin. Now, the problem is, its only an IMPRESSION, meaning it does not actually hydrate your skin, even if it does, its very minimal. It is more like a dewy film on top of your face??? Anyway, it just doesn’t improve your skin. Be it summer or winter, the moment you washed off the sleeping mask your face returns back to normal, as if you had never used the sleeping mask.

Please understand that its very hard for products to give LASTING changes. If a product can give you good results that last throughout the day, that would already be considered very good. But, honestly, why do I need a product that only works when I sleep? Whose gonna look at me when i’m sleeping??? That’s why I stopped using it… Its basically an unnecessary luxury item.

Would I Buy Again?:
I bought this over and over again for years…until I had finally found my favorite serum. It literally put this sleeping mask to shame so I discontinued it without a second thought.

 

G.M Collin – Derm Renewal Gel Review

G.M Collin – Derm Renewal Gel Review

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How to Use:
Wash your face first then put an adequate amount on your face.

Function:
To treat acne-prone or oily skin, evens out skin tone, exfoliates skin. Contains AHA + BHA.

Cost:
$40/bottle (I think online sells this for cheaper, but if I can, I will only buy from retailers that are certified to sell their product to avoid buying fake ones…)

Does it work?:
Yes, and no. I am very conflicted about this product, there are too many pros and cons.

Yes, because it does help your acne scars fade faster. It also helps your pimples mature faster so you can poke it out if you like. It does make your skin less oily…

No, because the downside is, if you put this on your entire face, you might get new pimples. Why? Because this product works almost like an exfoliator. (When you exfoliate you get rid of your dead skill cells so new skin cells can regenerate faster. Now, sometimes your dead skin cells can get trapped within your pores, thus you get another new pimple. This is also why it can make your pimple scars fade away faster. Over-exfoliating is also very bad for your skin…I will make a post about that in the future.)

So I ended up only using this on my pimple spots and not on my T-zone as directed by my beautician (I have oily T-zone).

You can still use it despite the cons, I still use it whenever I get hormonal acne.

How I Use it:
I only use this 2-3days AFTER my pimple had popped by itself, or I decided to poke out the mature ones (only mature ones don’t leave a scar and fade away within 2-3 days for youngster and about 1-3 weeks for adults). I don’t use it on the same day because if your pimple had just popped, your skin would be raw and inflamed, if you put exfoliating type products on it, well congrats, you just signed yourself up for recurrent acne.

Would I buy it Again?:
No, this is my last bottle considering the cons and its price. I will be searching for other acne scar fading products instead.

Acne Prescription Review

Does it work?:
Yes, Acne Prescriptions recommended by skin specialists do work.

Cost:
$50-60 (for two prescription creams)

Should I See A Skin Specialist?:
When I was 15, I started getting pimples all over my face. I tried many OTC products, high-end brands, nothing just seem to work. The pimples had killed my self-confidence and I just couldn’t bring myself to raise my head and look at others. My mom was worried that the pimples might leave scars on my face (How is she going to marry me off? lol). To a girl, this was a nightmare. My mom brought me to my family doctor, from him, he booked me in for a skin specialist appointment.

I received a smelly cream (neither the doctor or pharmacist told me what exactly it was, but they did mention that it will heal my acne. So I didn’t care, I’ll put whatever on as long as it works). I also received a 0.5% Retinol Cream? or was it 0.25%, sorry my memory is quite bad. When I had first started these prescriptions, I had bad pimple breakouts for the first 1-3 months but I continued to use it as per doctor instructions.

After about half a year, all my acne cleared off, I continued on with the prescription for another one year. By then, my face was completely clear, and flawless. No scars. This was where sh*t went down. Because my face was clear of pimples for months I decided to stop the prescriptions.

The moment I stopped my prescriptions my acne came back. Just like before, so I resumed my prescriptions, stopped, this cycle happened few times and I realized, if I wanted to be acne-free I would have to stick with these prescription cream forever! But I didn’t want to stick with it forever. It took me a lot of courage to discontinue it, but at the end, I found other products and methods that worked for me.

So should you see a specialist? That depends on what they give you. I don’t believe in temporarily relief. I need and want permanent relief. If you don’t mind sticking with the same prescription creams forever, then go ahead.

If you have wart-acne PLEASE DO GO SEE A SPECIALIST.

Note: I had cystic acne all over my cheeks.

Kate Somerville – Eradikate Acne Treatment Review

Kate Somerville – Eradikate Acne Treatment Review

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How to Use:
Use a Qtip and dip into bottle until you reach the pink powder. Then simply dab it on your pimple/red spots. DO NOT SHAKE THE BOTTLE.

Cost: 
$31/bottle

Does it work?: 
Yes, it does work!

For small pimples or red spots, this only takes 1-3 days to fade away the redness.

For cystic acne or pimples with white stuff sticking out, this will NOT clear it, this powder will only make it mature faster. Meaning, you can pop your pimple a few day earlier. Never pop a pimple that has not FULLY MATURED! Or you will get scars.

For blackhead/whitehead pimple (you feel something inside your pimple but no white stuff is sticking out) you can use this, it will also fade your redness faster and your pimple will shrink faster. However, you still have to get the stuff inside out. (Things don’t magically disappear from inside of your skin)

Blackhead/whitehead pimple or cystic acne usually cause scars that take roughly a year to fade entirely. So be careful with what you put on your face, because some acne treatments can give you recurrent acne if you use it wrongly.

How I Use This Pimple Powder Solution:
First of all, what works for me may not work for you.

I only use this solution AFTER I get facial done in spa (beauty assistants who manually poke out all your blackhead and pimple that have matured). At nighttime, after you wash your face, put on your usual toner (I only use hydrating toner). Then use a Qtip and dip a tiny amount of pink powder and swish it over your red spots. Make sure that the pink powder on your face is thin enough that you can still see your red spots clearly. (If you put too much on, it will block your pore and you will get recurrent acne). The redness and acne will be gone within 2-3 days, if you are young and do intense exercise it can be gone within 1 day. Also remember to use one qtip per red spot to not cross-contaminate, especially for people with cystic acne.

Will I Buy Again?:
Yes…I usually buy korean brands because they are cheaper and they work just the same…however I do realize the 15$ ones don’t work as well as the 20$+

I will review other pink pimple powder later…