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.

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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

DIY Makgeolli Mask, A Korean Signature Wine With Beauty Benefits

Last weekend, I was dining at a Korean BBQ buffet at Mont Kiara to celebrate a friend’s surprise birthday. The lady owner of the eatery was very kind to share a complimentary bottle of makgeolli for all of us, even poured some for each of us.

What’s more interesting that she shared the benefit of makgeolli in terms of health and beauty. Generally, she has shared that makgeolli helps in digestion as well improving our skin complexion. It intrigues me and got me all excited to find out more. She was kind enough to share how we could also make a mask out of makgeolli in a very simple and easy method. Without doubt, I head to the Korean mart after dinner to purchase one (for only MYR12.90 per bottle) and made further research about makgeolli. Here is what I could share.

DIY Makgeolli Mask

Makgeolli is a Korean signature alcoholic drink and the oldest history among the Korean alcoholic beverages. Sometimes it is also known as takju. The unrefined rice wine is made of steaming short grains such as glutinous rice, barley or wheat, dry them, mix with water and ferment it with Nuruk (a wheat based source of the enzyme amylase). The alcohol content isn’t high, ranging of 6% – 8%. The off-white milky wine has astringent, sour, bitter and sweetness taste.

In terms of beauty benefit, this is not to be missed. I was able to look out for some benefit to convince me.

1. Helps in skin regeneration and whitening

Makgeolli is rich in vitamin B2 and B6 which helps to restore and whitens skin. Also, it contains amino acid that be able to restore skin elasticity.

2. Anti-oxidant

With the presence of vitamin C in makgeolli, it is able to fight free radicals from our daily exposure. It will also help to maintain skin elasticity and delay aging process.

3. Smoothens and reduces skin oiliness

It is made out of rice which leads the factor that it helps to smoothen skin and rice also has the ability to reduce oiliness by absorbing it.

4. Promotes blood circulation

Organic acids can be found in makgeolli such as lactic acid, malic acid and tartaric acid, they are able to help with skin metabolism and detoxifying.

DIY Makgeolli Mask - Ingredients

DIY makgeolli mask is very simple. Only involves three items which is…(from left to right) a small container, fresh sheet mask (or you could also use facial cotton pads) and makgeolli.

DIY Makgeolli Mask - How To
It is very easy to prepare it,

  1. Simply placed the fresh sheet mask into the container.
  2. Pour a sufficient amount of makgeolli to ensure the sheet mask is completely soaked.
  3. Apply the mask on the face and leave it for 20 – 30 minutes.

At the same time, it’s great to consume some makgeolli for health benefits!

DIY Makgeolli Mask - Before & After

Here I would also like to share on the before and after the mask. From the photo, my skin looks brighter and mattified. I was so excited to share this DIY because I tried doing the mask on the same night. After 20 minutes, I noticed my skin is so much smoother and the next morning, my skin is less oily.

Aside from mask, I use it as toner almost everyday now which helps to calm my skin for further acne breakouts. Because it has alcohol content, I wouldn’t recommend this to sensitive skin type as it may irritate your skin. For the time being, I’m religiously using makgeolli and drinking it too. For those who is keen to try this mask, let me know how it works for you and good luck!

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick Fulfills 3 Factors That I’m Looking For

I picked up this lipstick along with Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation and when it comes to lipstick, I’m always looking forward for the hydration factor, ease of application and opacity. I’m sure that’s what everyone else would look for too, am I right? Let me share my thoughts on Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick 17 Rose Millesime

TESTED AND APPROVED BY FASHION EDITORS! SHINE WRAPPED COLOUR WITH 10 HOUR HYDRATION

Calling all fashionista’s out there… this new lipstick is for you!

It’s ready to wear formula is enriched with ¼ of pure laque for a radiant, glossy finish and orchid blossom extract so it glides onto the lips leaving them feeling smooth, hydrated and protected for up to 10 hours.

A “must-have” lipstick for every woman’s make-up bag. Tested and approved by fashion lovers.

Available in 18 fashionable shades from natural nudes to pretty pinks, colour-blocking corals and classic reds, there are so many to choose from! A shade for every outfit and style!

Stylish and sleek in design, it is the perfect fashion accessory for that trendsetting smile!’ – Bourjois
Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick 17 Rose Millesime Closeup

Upon looking closely, the lipstick bullet looked like it has quite a bit of glitters which worries me as I have yet to be ready for any glitter lipstick and was thinking if this could be my everyday lip color.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick 17 Rose Millesime Label

The shade that I picked is Rose Millesime, which was introduced by the Beauty Advisor on the most wearable color of all. Judging from the label, I saw an arrow on the lower right corner and I was very sure that the label can be peeled off with further information inside.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick 17 Rose Millesime Ingredients

I was right! Under the label is where the ingredient were listed and from the listing , I noticed that it doesn’t have alcohol or Paraben in it. However, it does have silica if that would be your concern.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick 17 Rose Millesime Shade

The shade number is printed under the lipstick and as mine is Rose Millesime, it is coded as 17.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick 17 Rose Millesime Swatch

I bought the lipstick without swatching it as I was in a hurry to purchase it and little did I know that the shade is much more redder and prominent than I thought. I would say the shade is a soft red color. Looking from the outside of the lipstick, I thought it could be a mauve shade or something lighter.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick 17 Rose Millesime Lips

Even so, the shade doesn’t trouble me. It is still wearable and slightly brighter from the swatch. It is quite opaque that the lipstick was able to cover my uneven lip color. Once applied, it doesn’t have any glittery finish and it was creamy.  It was easy to apply and glides easily without fuss. Most of the time, I didn’t have to use lip brush to apply it at all and I would still be able to achieve precise application.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick 17 Rose Millesime Traclyn

This is how I look with the Rose Millesime, it doesn’t look too bad isn’t it? Please ignore my messy hair, I didn’t blow dry it and got that bed head style. This shade is very feminine and good to go for everyday look.

Above all…

This is one lipstick that I find that is quite nice to have. It fulfilled the 3 factors that I was looking and I  didn’t see how it performed any further than it. I really wish that it could have a better staying power as it does slip off easily from drinking and eating. If you are looking for inexpensive basic lipstick, I would recommend you to try this.

Price: MYR33.90

Weight: 3.5grams/ 0.12oz.

Availability: Sunway Pyramid (LG1, LOT1.65A)

PROs:

  • Easy to glide on lips for application
  • Hydrates whenever the lipstick is on
  • Great opacity

CONs:

  • Easily to slip off, doesn’t stay long
  • Available only at one location

My Rating: 4.8/5

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Maybelline White Superfresh Long Lasting UV Cake Powder SPF34 PA+++, Just Because It Didn’t Work Well On Me, Doesn’t Mean It’s A Bad Powder

This new foundation powder is already on the shelf as they have been launched just recently. It has been quite some time since their last powder and this definitely brings much more refreshing image. Introducing the new powder of Maybelline White Superfresh Long Lasting UV Cake Powder SPF34 PA+++.

Maybelline White Super Fresh Long LAsting UV Cake Powder SPF34 PA+++

‘Gorgeous skin is rocking the catwalks this season. You can now show off a more than flawless complexion with Maybelline New York’s latest cake powder breakthrough.

Thanks to its unique Clean Touch Powder System, White Superfresh Cake Powder SPF34 PA+++ leaves behind an ultra-smooth surface on your skin. The innovative system goes beyond sebum absorption; it helps to speed up sweat drying and evaporation so skin remains clean. On top of that, the Clean Touch Powder System’s Mineral Perlite content contains 5X the absorbing powder of talc, making it more effective towards sweat and sebum. With one application, White Superfresh Cake Powder SPF34 PA+++ absorbs and entraps sweat and sebum, as well as speeds up sweat evaporation to prevent build-up. This faster drying action results in a clean touch and fresh makeup all day. You no longer need touch-ups!

This unique formula makes White Superfresh Long Lasting UV Cake Powder SPF34 PA+++ perfect for all-day use, especially if you are always on the go but still want your makeup to look fresh from morning till night without having to touch up constantly. Providing up to 12 hours of long-lasting freshness and 12 hours of UV protection, White Superfresh Long Lasting UV Cake Powder SPF34 PA+++ ensures that freshness stays true while your complexion appears white, even throughout your busy schedule. Pores don’t get clogged up either with its lightweight formula.’

Maybelline White Super Fresh Long LAsting UV Cake Powder SPF34 PA+++ Compact

I like how this new compact design as it looks very simple, white and clean. It comes in rectangular shape with rounded corners.

Maybelline White Super Fresh Long LAsting UV Cake Powder SPF34 PA+++ Open Compact

Upon opening the compact, there’s a full sized mirror, foundation cake and sponge. Normally, I would us my brush to apply but I will still keep the sponge in case I need it.

Maybelline White Super Fresh Long LAsting UV Cake Powder SPF34 PA+++Texture

A closer look on the compact where the powders looked fine and matte. The shade I have chosen is Honey, the second darkest shade that they have.

Maybelline White Super Fresh Long LAsting UV Cake Powder SPF34 PA+++Honey Swatch

Honey has quite a bit of yellow undertone and from the swatch, the powder doesn’t seem to be as fine as I expected.  This shade does look slightly darker for my skin but it goes well if I use brighter liquid foundation.

Maybelline White Super Fresh Long LAsting UV Cake Powder SPF34 PA+++ingredients

From the ingredients listing, I could se that there isn’t any alcohol and paraben which will be very kind to the skin.

Maybelline White Super Fresh Long LAsting UV Cake Powder SPF34 PA+++Before & After

Here is a before and after, pardon the huge breakout on my forehead. I tried to apply sparingly, otherwise it could look very yellow on me. I could tell that it provides light to medium coverage as it did not fully covered the breakout, bare in mind that I did not apply liquid foundation here. It brightens instantly with matte finish.

Above all…

I love this powder because it feels light on my skin and gives a decent matte coverage. It also instantly makes my skin looks brighter on camera but in real, I couldn’t see that it is.  My skin started to get oily after 5 hours on my nose and t-zone area, that’s where it started to wear off. I have been using it for more than a week now and I hope this could stay better on my skin. This isn’t a bad foundation, just because it didn’t work well on me. If you do not have crazy oily skin like I do, I do recommend this powder for you to try.

Price: MYR23.90, MYR11.90 (refill)

Weight:  9grams

Availability: All nationwide leading pharmacies

PROs:

  • Very affordable
  • Matte finish
  • Instantly brightens skin
  • Light to medium coverage

CONs:

  • Didn’t last long

My Rating:4/5

 

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This powder is provided by Maybelline for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh