Sorbet and Wild Watermelon looks so good!
Clearly to get it from the states is much cheaper!
From the last time I blogged till today, I have tried and hauled TOO many products. During that cycle, I have also managed to empty alot of it. The type of skin I have is - Sensitive, Dry Combination. I have gone through tons and tons of combos for my face trying to get it cleared up or even up. But after countless of years of failed tests, I might have just reach a point of EUREKA! I mean, I totally get it that some 'Cult' products are just all hype and after blowing hundreds of dollars and skimping on food at work, you are disappointed to find out that they didnt work, and infact, broke you out even more. I am guilty of that, and always have been. And because of that, I have turned to drugstore products, hoping that they would help me without brusting my budget and I will still get to eat during lunch at work.
I have been using Olay, Clinique & Neutrogena in my daily routine for the past year. In between that, I have tried Lancome Genifique (serum and eye cream), Kheihls Ultra face cream etc and my face was still the same. Blemish prone, dry inside and oily outside, uneven skintone and all that jazz. I have always dreamed of having soft and smooth skin. Sometimes I look at other girls on the train with really smooth skin, I get so jealous. BUT, I now can say that it is not impossible! When my daily moisturizer from Olay ran out, I decided to head to Sephora to have a look see on what products are available and what I should keep in mind. Before that, I did some research online and on Youtube on what products are working for people who have similar skintypes as me. I spent a good 2 hours in the store that day, just browsing through the products available and Googled any products that seemed unfamiliar to me. Spending that time alone without anyone to rush me was the ultimate thing I needed to make sound decisions. In the end, I left the store with 2 products that I believe have helped improve my skin by a hundred miles.
1. Laneige Water Sleeping Pack
For SGD45, I thought it was pretty affordable for an 80ml branded product. The directions on how to use this product tickled me. I was suppose to dot the product on my face and smell the scent for a good 3 seconds as it has calming and relaxation properties. Oh what the hell, I did it anyway. After rubbing it on my face, I was also insturucted to do a face muscle relaxation exercise. And boy did I look stupid staring at myself in the mirror.
After a week, I didn't want to make fun of the directions anymore because my skin was so smooth and soft! I swear even I was in disbelief. No way in hell, was a product going to be this good in a week? RIGHT? But everything else was a constant and this was the only viarance, it had to be right!
Although the box stated to use it 2 - 3 times a week, I tend to use it every other day, sometimes back to back but only at night.
<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>2. Philosophy Hope in a Jar Oil free.
After a week into Laneige, I decided to use this as my Day moisturizer. The gap is just so that I can pin point if 1 or the other is the one that might cause my face to breakout. Ok, 1 major thing I have to say about this product is THE SMELL. The first time I used it, I could smell my face the entire day. Its just a nasty smell that gets you thinking if the product is still good or not. I did a research and yes, everyone else is also complaining about the smell. However, the smell wares off after a few more days. I guess, its the 'new' smell of the product? Like the smell of a new bag?
The product is not bad, once applied, the cream fully absobs into my skin and I do not get a tight feeling on my cheeks even though this is an oil-free product. So far, by substituting these products into my daily routine, I have really seen a drastic change on my skin and I love it! Downside is, previously I used to use a Whitening moisturizer from Olay to lighten my darkspot. But this time, non of them is whitening. But then again, if I am not breaking out or am blemish prone, why would I need that right?
Thanks for reading.