Review: Pantene Pro-V Total Damage Care 10, Even The BF Thinks That I Should Keep Using It

It’s tricky when it comes to hair care. I used to have silky smooth hair when I was younger and now it’s the total opposite. It’s rough, dry and gets tangled easily after all the chemical work that was done on my hair. At most, I would do for my hair is coloring it every few months to cover grey. I was introduced to try Pantene Pro-V Total Damage Care 10 and I thought what’s new from them? They have reformulated and brings more protection to the hair.

Pantene Pro-V with Keratin Damage Blocker

‘Enter Pantene’s Keratin Damage Blocker (KDB) Technology, reformulated into the Pantene Pro-V haircare range of shampoos. KDB Technology actively targets, captures and helps to neutralize excessive oxidative minerals in hair. Instead of waiting for free radicals to be produced before attacking them, Damage Blockers actually help prevent their formation by reducing excessive levels of minerals in hair. Pantene is the first global brand designed to prevent protein erosion by minimizing mineral accumulation in hair.

With continued use, mineral-induced oxidative stress declines, hair’s protein are better preserved and hair condition can improve overtime, ultimately giving you beautiful, radiant and shiny hair. Hair health is improved with every wash with Pantene Pro-V shampoos, now with Keratin Damage Blocker Technology and invisible enemies remain invisible!’

Pantene Pro-V with Keratin Damage Blocker Shampoo

Pantene Pro-V Total Damage Care 10 Shampoo

This is how it looks like for the size 170ml and definitely there is bigger size than this. Shampoo would be my first step of my hair routine and I normally would shampoo my hair everyday. Call me crazy for doing so but I could not bear my oily hair from the humidity and hot weather in my country.

Pantene Pro-V with Keratin Damage Blocker Shampoo Texture

It comes with a flip top for this bottle size and the texture seems a little light but it could lather up easily. A little goes a long way and for this size, it could last up to a month usage for my long hair. I would wish that the flip top would be at the bottom instead because when I’m left with ¹⁄3 of the shampoo, I switch the flip top to face down for easier dispensing.

Pantene Pro-V with Keratin Damage Blocker Conditioner

Pantene Pro-V Total Damage Care 10 Conditioner

Just like the shampoo but the flip top is at the bottom which I think is perfect for conditioner because of it’s texture. A bottle of this would also last me a month for my long hair.

Pantene Pro-V with Keratin Damage Blocker Conditioner Texture

Occasionally, I would use the conditioner more for greater boost for my hair since my hair ends gets dry easily. The texture is indeed thick and a little goes a long way.

Pantene Pro-V with Keratin Damage Blocker Conditioner Before & After
Notice that I mentioned I was able to use the range for only a month? Yes, I have tested them for a month and ready to share the results! Previously my hair is lack of shine, limp and dry. After using the range for a month, my hair has greater volume, shine and less dry. It is not perfect but there is improvement.

Pantene Pro-V with Keratin Damage Blocker Conditioner Before & After Hair Ends

Let’s take a closer look to my hair ends. The hair shine definitely quite prominent and looks more healthier. Though I would still get tangles, it is much lesser as to compare than before.

Above all…

I love how my hair felt smoother from the first use! That’s because my hair was quite damaged and dry. I try to avoid doing much chemical work on my hair and the most unavoidable one would be coloring my hair. I would need to maintain it and will need to color it every few months depending on the lasting power. My hair still gets tangled but not as severe as before and there are times, I get really frustrated just to untangle my hair. After this hair care, I would still use hair oil to smoothen my combing.

I believe that Pantene has remain it’s signature scent in all of their hair products which has sweet fruity scent to it. Just from the first wash, the BF noticed the difference and the conversation went on like so.

BF: Did you switch shampoo?
Me: Yes, it’s Pantene that was provided for review. Why?
BF: Ahh…keep using it, it smells good on ya.

Even the BF likes the scent and I’m good with the scent too. I know the conversation may sound like it came off from an advert but trust me, it did happened. This is one encouragement that makes me feel that I should keep using it. Perhaps another type whereby I’m able to retain my hair color longer.

Price: From MYR 9.90 onwards

Availability: all leading retailers nationwide

PROs:

  • Helps to improve hair condition from the first use
  • Long term result of shinier, smoother and volume hair
  • Less tangles
  • Affordable
  • Sweet attractive fruity scent

CONs:

  • Does not entirely replenish hair condition

My Rating: 4.9/5

 

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This range was provided by Pantene for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Yadah Pure Green 3-Step Moisture Care, Boost Skin Metabolism and Soothe My Skin With Lesser Breakouts

On my last post, I have shared my thoughts on Yadah Deep Pore Cleansing Facial Brush and I quite like it.  Along with the brush, I have used Yadah Pure Green 3-Step Moisture Care range and guess what? Loving it too! Let me share with you why.

Yadah Pure Green 3-Step Moisture CareIn Yadah Pure Green 3-Step Moisture Care range, involves 3 simple step of skin care regime which is toner, emulsion and cream. What makes it special?

Yadah Pure Green

Yadah Pure Green 3-Step Moisture Care series is focused on hydration to soothe and soften skin. It is infused with Royal Jelly, the nature’s most powerful nutrient that has the ability to regenerate skin cells and locks moisture up to 24 hours. This range is tested for hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic, formulated with rich anti-oxidants to restore skin strength, suppleness and radiance. This range is free of Paraben, mineral oil, sulfate surfactant and benzophenone.

Yadah Pure Green 3-Step Moisture Care Toner

Yadah Pure Green 3-Step Moisture Care Toner

“A moisturizing toner that rehydrates the complexion.

  • Royal Jelly extract boosts hydration and keeps the skin moisturized longer.
  • Opuntia Humifusa and Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice helps to deliver intense hydration and protect skin. 
  • Anthemis Nobilis Flower Water gently moisturizes sensitive skin without irritation.”

Comes in a pump bottle with cap that makes it so well secured even when I’m travelling. I need not to worry about spillage at all. The texture is just like water with light flowery scent, my skin absorbs it pretty quickly without much hassle and it doesn’t leave my skin feeling tacky at all.

Weight: 120ml Price: MYR 55

Yadah Pure Green 3-Step Moisture Care Toner Ingredients

This toner is not the one to be used with cotton but to apply onto the face directly and gently pat until it is fully absorbed, like an essence. It does still contain alcohol and fragrance.

Yadah Pure Green 3-Step Moisture Care Emulsion

Yadah Pure Green 3-Step Moisture Care Emulsion

“A moisturizing toner that rehydrates the complexion.

  • Royal Jelly extract boosts hydration and keeps the skin moisturized longer.
  • Opuntia Humifusa and Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice helps to deliver intense hydration and protect skin. 
  • Anthemis Nobilis Flower Water gently moisturizes sensitive skin without irritation.”

This also comes in a pump bottle with cap that goes safely secured while travelling. The texture felt like a light lotion and only need to use a small amount of it to boost hydration. After applying this, I notice that it starting to feel heavy on my skin. It has the same scent as the toner.

Weight: 120ml Price: MYR55

Yadah Pure Green 3-Step Moisture Care Emulsion Ingredients
To use this, I pump a small amount and warm it up in between my fingers before massaging it onto my face until it is fully absorbed after toner. This is alcohol free but does contain fragrance.

Yadah Pure Green 3-Step Moisture Care Moisturizing Cream

Yadah Pure Green 3-Step Moisture Care Moisturizing Cream

“Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Opuntia Humifusa Flower/Stem Extract, Royal Jelly Extract, Chamomilia Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract that protects the skin and offers abundant water with moisturizing feeling.”

This intense moisture cream comes in a jar and protective lid to avoid leakage. Again, I had no worries when I was travelling with this as it did not spill at all. I had to be very careful with the amount I use for this cream because I was worried that it could be too rich for me. In fact, the texture is light and it did not feel oily at first after applying it.

Weight: 50ml Price: MYR65Yadah Pure Green 3-Step Moisture Care Moisturizing Cream Ingredients

This cream does contain alcohol and fragrance. I only use this cream at night after emulsion, after discovering that is tends to get oily on me during the day.

Yadah Pure Green 3-Step Moisture Care Before & After 2

In 4 weeks, I witness a positive and healthy improvement from my skin. I’m having lesser breakouts and the acne scars are slowly improving too. I did experience breakout in the mid of using Yadah Pure Green 3-Step Moisture Care series and that is because I was trying a new serum and whenever I started using it, I will result in breaking out the next day. I felt so unfortunate that I will not be able to benefit from the serum and totally stopped using it now.

Yadah Pure Green 3-Step Moisture Care Before & After

Here is a comparison of before and after using Yadah Pure Green 3-Step Moisture Care series shows even more greater improvement in terms of skin radiance, texture, scarring and redness.

Above all…

I have never felt hesitant to use this series as most of them is light weight and made my skin heals fast especially when I had breakouts. It doesn’t require much step to have better skin with this series. Best of all, this series be able to maintain my skin acne free without feeling it being harsh from the chemicals. In fact, I can’t wait to see my skin to be completely acne scar free (hopefully!) if my skin continues to behave well. My only concern is that it doesn’t control oil because I still tend to get oily within 3 to 4 hours. I would recommend this series for those who has normal to combination skin type.

Availability: Selected Sasa outlets

PROs:

  • Light weight
  • Simple 3-step regime
  • Lesser chemicals
  • Helps to repair and boost skin metabolism
  • Maintains skin acne free

CONs:

  • Does not control oil

My Rating: 4.9/5

 

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This skin care range was provided by Yadah for review purposes, kindly refer to disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Yadah Deep Pore Cleansing Facial Brush, Gradually Eliminates Impurities With It’s Super Soft Bristles

Do you use facial brush? Previously, I was using it religiously until I realize that it makes my skin more sensitive because I was getting much redness periodically at the sides of my nose and chin. To a certain point, I put a stop to use the brush and my skin redness became lesser. It did help to improve my skin whereby with lesser blackheads and breakouts. I was introduced to use Yadah Deep Pore Cleansing Facial Brush and felt skeptical if I would love this brush.

Yadah Deep Pore Cleansing Facial Brush

What caught my attention is how cute the brush looked. Furnished with teardrop shaped wood  handle, printed with Yadah and super soft bristles. I kid you not about those bristles!

Yadah Deep Pore Cleansing Facial Brush RM69

This facial brush is available in July 2014 at selected Sasa stores. It helps to gently deep cleanse the pores with 350,00 of 0.045mm superfine fibres to eliminate dirt and makeup residues.

Yadah Deep Pore Cleansing Facial Brush 2It looks rather simple and ordinary but never underestimate as this works pretty well for me. On the earlier stage, I use it everyday but fearing that it will make my skin to be sensitive, I use it on alternate days. It took me some time to figure how to properly utilize this brush because it is very soft and has the tendency to absorb a lot of the cleanser. Finally I sorted the best way it worked for me which is,

  1. Lathering the cleanser and apply onto face.
  2. Soak the brush bristles with enough water.
  3. Work the brush onto face with circular motion, stronger pressure on areas that are more prone to blackheads.

Yadah Deep Pore Cleansing Facial Brush Close Up

Here is a close up of the bristles, doesn’t it look fluffy to you? It may not seem convincing, let’s have a look onto the next photo.

Yadah Deep Pore Cleansing Facial Brush Close Up 2

I have lightly pressed over the bristles and here you can see how they are packed with so many of the soft fibres to work as a deep cleansing facial brush.

Yadah Deep Pore Cleansing Facial Brush Before & After 2

I have use this facial brush for a month now along with Yadah Pure Green 3-Step Moisture Care which I will be reviewing in my next post.  I do notice a significance improvement but I still get breakout because of a serum that I have tried that aggravate it and I had put a stop to use it.

Yadah Deep Pore Cleansing Facial Brush Before & After

Here is a comparison between before and after using the facial brush, I could witness the difference as my skin became clearer progressively.

Above all…

I love using this brush and it did help to reduce blackheads. Normally, I would do sebum extraction myself once a week and now I’m only doing it two weeks once. For the extraction of two weeks once, I noticed that the sebum extracted is lesser than when I was doing it once a week which shows the effectiveness of this facial brush. I wouldn’t say that it 100% cleanses and eliminate dirt but I do believe, in long term this facial brush be able to help to reduce the impurities gradually.

The brush fibres is so soft to touch that it didn’t make my skin sensitive at all. It is very travel friendly as it is almost the size of a palm, however I would suggest to have a cover over the fibres to protect it’s shape and hygienic purposes. Another reason for it is because when it comes to travelling, the facial brush could still be wet and needs to be packed. The cover could possibly help in preventing water drip onto other products as there is a chances that the product would be squashed while travelling.

Price: MYR69.00

Availability: Selected Sasa store

PROs:

  • Soft fibres, gentle on the skin
  • Reduces blackheads gradually
  • Travel friendly size

CONs:

  • Does not eliminate impurities at 100%
  • Could get out of shape while travelling

My Rating: 4.8/5

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This facial brush was provided by Yadah for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: L’oreal White Perfect Total 10, Skin Is Evidently Brighter, Even Out and Radiant In A Month

We can’t deny that no matter what type of skin type we have, we definitely will need moisturiser and sun protection during the day. L’oreal White Perfect Total 10  promises to intensively whiten as well as to provide protection and shine-free skin.

L'oreal White Perfect Total 10

Arrived in June 2014, L’oreal has came out with the latest day cream with SPF30 PA+++ with 10 total action and protection.

L'oreal White Perfect Total 10 Benefits

L’oreal White Perfect Total 10 is the first ever whitening cream that provides deep whitening and full protection with oil control. Using Vitamin CX Technology, it is a unique combination of three types of vitamins which is C, B3 and E that will be able to help in improve skin darkening at the epidermis level.  The Advance Shield Complex SPF30 PA+++ helps to protect the skin from harmful UV rays. Both technology will be able to help to prevent and protect the skin from darkening and be able to reduce spots and further skin darkening.

L'oreal White Perfect Total 10 2

When I first came across this cream, I thought the packaging look really familiar and realised that it is very similar to Olay. It is a stubby pump bottle following on the color scheme of White Perfect range, the designation looks simple and clinical.

L'oreal White Perfect Total 10  Pump
It does come with a stopper at where the pump dispenses. The shape of the dispensing rim is a flat rounded rectangle.

L'oreal White Perfect Total 10 Ingredients

In their ingredients listing, I do notice that it contains alcohol, silica and salicylic acid. For as long as I have used it, up until today, I have yet to experience any irritation from using this and yes, while using this it doesn’t really aggravate breakouts. In fact since it has salicylic acid, this ingredient actually helps in fighting acne.

L'oreal White Perfect Total 10 Texture

Just like a cream, the texture seems quite rich, thick and has a faint hint of lilac color which I believe that helps to color correct our skin tone to brighten it up. Upon blending into the skin, it does have that shine where I believe it comes from titanium dioxide which is in their ingredients. I was very worried earlier that this cream could be too rich for my skin after testing on it’s texture on my hand. I would skip my daily moisturizer and just use this after emulsion.

L'oreal White Perfect Total 10 Before & After 2

I have used it in the course of a month and my skin seems to behaving well every week. Pardon on the breakouts, as I do noticed this happened when I use this particular serum and once I stopped using it, the breakout stops. The acnes is a evidence of improvement from using this cream as I realized that the redness from the acne subsides very well. Not only that, my skin seems to be brighter, less dull and even out every week.

L'oreal White Perfect Total 10 Before & After

In comparison of before using the cream and after a month. The results is pretty evident whereby my acne redness has improved as well as dullness. My skin is much more brighter now!

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Above all…

Despite of how evident the results were, I believe there is a need to improve in selective areas. Though it claims that they are able to keep skin shine-free and oil controlling, it did not work so well on me. With the humidity and long hours in the air conditioning environment, my skin still gets oily within 2 hours. It will be great if this cream finishes off matte or powdery, it will have a better power in oil controlling. Other than so, I do not have problem with this cream at all. Since it has salicylic acid in the cream, I cannot assure that if this is suitable for normal or sensitive skin type.

Price: MYR39.90

Weight: 50ml

Availability: All nationwide leading pharmacies, selective departmental stores, super and hypermarket throughout Malaysia.

PROs:

  • Improves skin dullness
  • Even out skin tone
  • Evident whitening effect on overall face and acne mark
  • Does not aggravate acne

CONs:

  • Does not have strong oil controlling power

My Rating: 4.8/5

 

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This cream was provided by L’oreal for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh