Review: Biotherm Life Plankton Essence, Visible Skin Improvement on Skin Renewal & Clarity

Who would have thought plankton would benefit our skin? I only thought they are just a food source for our little sea creatures but now they have been packaged to a skin care where Biotherm made it. Introducing Biotherm Life Plankton Essence.

Biotherm Life Plankton Essence

‘For millions of years, French Pyrenees hot springs have been lauded as a “fountain of youth”. Centuries later, Biotherm biologists finally unveiled their secret: LIFE PLANKTON™, a micro-organism with extraordinary regenerative properties.
Today, for the first time, Life Plankton™ is infused at the highest concentration in a miracle skin renewing treatment/ Life Plankton™ Essence.

Life Plankton™ Essence is as actively concentrated as a serum, yet as lightweight as a cosmetic water for maximum absorption and deep-working effectiveness. Created to be the 1st step of every beauty routine, this breakthrough texture, that applies like a cosmetic water and transforms into the lightest of serums, works as a miracle essence.
In 8 days see and feel a new-born skin.*
*consumer test, 53 women’

Biotherm Life Plankton Essence 2

The essence bottle shape is similarly like a tear drop and like most of their products, it is remained in blue color.

Biotherm Life Plankton Essence Residue

There is a noticeable residue at the base of the bottle which made me wonder why.  It could be the planktons and from the direction of use, we should give a good shake on the bottle before using the essence.Biotherm Life Plankton Essence Seal

To dispense the product is to pour it and it comes with a seal before using.

Biotherm Life Plankton Essence Texture

Though from the bottle, the essence may look like it’s all blue but in fact, it clear with slight milky. The texture is runny but not as thin as water. It has a little thickness to it and once applied, it gives the skin instant hydration smoothness as though you’ve applied primer on the skin. It smells refreshing which is fine for me because it is not heavily scented.
Biotherm Life Plankton Essence Ingredients

The second ingredient is glycerin which gives that instant hydration smoothness. It does contain alcohol and fragrance, great to know for those who has sensitive skin. My skin sensitive level is still minimal, therefore my skin could still tolerate well with this essence.Biotherm Life Plankton Essence Before & After 2

Over the weeks of using it, I have noticed that the essence helps with skin renewal very well. This could be witness on week 2 where the redness on the middle of my right cheek faded in week 3 and in week 3, I have a mild acne under my left eye and faded on week 4.

Biotherm Life Plankton Essence Before & After

It has been a month of trying this essence and there is a difference. No more dry patches and acne marks are less visible.

Above all…

At the beginning of using this essence, I have developed allergic which I have yet to come across. Basically, it was tiny bumps all over my face. At the same time, I was using two other new products and I didn’t fall into conclusion that the essence was the culprit. I have stopped the essence entirely and slowly started again after the allergic subsided.

As I go on using this essence, I did not experience any allergy and this confirms that the essence did not cause the allergic. I only use it at night because it is too rich for my skin during the day, it makes my skin much oilier than before. Even so, it delivers an impressive results. Acne scars fades gradually and improves my skin clarity. The moisturizing properties makes application goes on satin smooth instantly. Although I have combination skin, I am still benefiting from this essence. I’m sure that normal to dry skin would be able to benefit from the skincare even better than my skin does.

Price: MYR 198.00

Weight: 125ml/4.22fl.oz

Availability: Biotherm counters and kiosks

PROs:

  • Instant satin smooth skin
  • Instant hydration
  • Promotes skin renewal within a week
  • Improves skin clarity
  • Light textured

CONs:

  • Too rich for combination to oily skin types
  • Pricey

My Rating: 4.5/5

 

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This essence was provided for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Ko Dermacare Vitality Purifying Essence I Controls Skin Oiliness, Keeping It Free From Acne

After the Ko Dermacare Anti-Acne Mist, my next skin regime is to use Ko Dermacare Vitality Purifying Essence. One of the most effective essence that helped to control my acne and blackheads.

Ko Dermacare Vitality Purifying Essence

‘Description: Reduces skin imperfections while balancing sebum production for a clear and refined complexion. For acne-prone skin.
Benefits: Alcohol free. Boosts the efficiency of your moisturiser. Controls sebum production.’

Ko Dermacare Vitality Purifying Essence 2

The essence comes in a glass bottle with plastic lid. The size isn’t too big as less than a palm size.

Ko Dermacare Vitality Purifying Essence Pump

It also comes with a pump that eases the way of dispensing the essence as it does help to preserve the purity of the essence.

Ko Dermacare Vitality Purifying Essence Swatch

The essence texture is runny like water, transparent and light alcohol scent to it.

Ko Dermacare Vitality Purifying Essence How To

It is a must to use cotton pad/ball to apply, as it could be too drying for the palm in long term where it could lead to skin peeling.
Ko Dermacare Vitality Purifying Essence Before and After 2

My skin eventually cleared from acne as this essence helps to control my sebum.
Ko Dermacare Vitality Purifying Essence Before and After Above all…

At the initial state, I would use this essence only when my skin is oily because it can be too drying. Back then, my skin was a little dry from laser treatment. No long after that I have traveled to Cameron Highlands surrounded with cold and refreshing air and once I came back to the city, my skin eventually gets hefty oily again. Since then, I started to use this essence every day and don’t feel any tightness to my skin.

It helped me to control my skin oiliness and along with it, keep my skin clear from acne. I always look forward to apply this essence twice a day.  With this essence, it doesn’t guarantee that one shall not have any blackhead. Of course, there is a need to treat your skin with mask and scrub to keep your skin unclogged. I highly recommend this for oily skin types and combination skin to apply on t-zone area.

Price: MYR120.00

Weight: 30ml

Availability: Dr Ko Clinic

PROs:

  • Controls skin oiliness
  • Clears skin remaining acne free
  • Skin will eventually becomes radiant

CONs:

  • Maybe too drying to certain skin types
  • Pricey

My Rating: 4.5/5

 

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This essence was provided for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

The Christopher Kane for NARS Collection

Third NARS store in Malaysia has opened in Mid Valley since May 2015 and just recently they have launched The Christopher Kane for NARS Collection.

Christopher Kane x NARS collection

The Christopher Kane for NARS Collection consist of limited edition collection of unexpected shades and formula inspired by the nature of neon and the nude shades to compliment. This collection showcases Christopher Kane’s unexpected and edgy design aesthetic with NARS’ iconic and bold beauty philosophy, is the first fashion collaboration to feature a full line of Eyeshadows, Blushes, Illuminating Multiples, and Lip Glosses. Eyes are enhanced with iridescent rose gold, pink lilac, and violet. Cheeks are flushed with soft beige or hot pink. And lips are saturated in high-shine shades of neon pink and coral that subtly stain after the gloss is gone.

Christopher Kane

Image Courtesy of NARS Malaysia

Who is Christopher Kane?

A global renowned fashion talent who started his own label since 2006 then capitalising on the success of the award winning MA collection that attracted so much media attention. He debuted with Spring/Summer 2007 collection later that year in London attracted even more attention as well as immediate sales.

Kane’s design reflects a woman’s attitude as opposed to age. It is no surprise where Christopher Kane has earned the attention of Kering (formerly PPR), the French luxury goods group that includes Gucci, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Saint Laurent and Balenciaga. The group then invested in the share in Kane’s share and now expanding to the retail level in 2014. His first store is located Mount Street, Mayfair, London.

Christopher Kane x NARS collection Lip Gloss

Lip glosses from left to right, Mezmer Nebulous, Nucleus, Glow Pink. Retails at MYR95.00.

Christopher Kane x NARS collection Lip Gloss Swatches

Lip glosses swatches from left to right, Mezmer Nebulous, Nucleus, Glow Pink. Sheer texture with a hint of color.

Christopher Kane x NARS collection Illuminating Multiple

Violet Atom Illuminating Multiple. Retails at MYR154.

Christopher Kane x NARS collection Illuminating Multiple Swatch

Violet Atom Illuminating Multiple swatch. Finishes off velvety smooth, non-oily or tacky.

Christopher Kane x NARS collection Blusher

Blushers from left to right, Starscape, Silent Nude.

Christopher Kane x NARS collection Blusher Swatches

Blushers swatch from left to right, Starscape and Silent Nude. Finishes off matte and soft, shades are buildable.

Christopher Kane x NARS collection Parallel Universe

Parallel Universe Duo Eyeshadow, retails at MYR 128.00.

Christopher Kane x NARS collection Parallel Universe Swatches

Parallel Universe Duo Eyeshadow swatch, shimmery finish and goes on easily.

Christopher Kane x NARS collection Outer Limits

Outer Limits Single Eyeshadow, retails at MYR 98.00.

Christopher Kane x NARS collection Outer Limits SwatchOuter Limits Single Eyeshadow swatch, warm undertone with shimmery finish.

This collection can be found in NARS Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur and Gurney Plaza, Penang.

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Urban Decay Summer 2015 Collection & Swatches

Summer! Where all the high bright colors are up everywhere you go. Urban Decay brings summer 2015 line up that has us dreaming of bold and edgy colors to wear it like late-night pool parties and rooftop sunsets. From new lipgloss and blush formulas to exciting innovation in some of their bestselling products, this season will blow you away.

Urban Decay Summer 2015 Collection Mid Valley

I had the chance to preview the upcoming Urban Decay Summer Collection that was held on last Saturday in front of Sephora Mid Valley. This collection will be available in Sephora stores in July 2015.

Urban Decay Summer 2015 Collection 2

The summer collection includes 9 shades of individual blushers from bright to pastel tones.


Urban Decay Summer 2015 Collection 1

A line up of 14 shades of lip glosses, eight eye shadows and an interesting stick primer. Let’s get into details!

Ultimate Ozone Multipurpose Primer Pencil

‘Inspired by our bestselling, slim-barreled Ozone 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil, Ultimate Ozone is an indispensable primer in pencil form. This clear, THICK-barreled undercover wonder does it all. Hold lip color in place. Prevent feathering. Correct mistakes. Even fill in fine lines! No matter how you use Ultimate Ozone, our creamy, long-lasting formula glides on clear to prevent your most embarrassing beauty nightmares.’

Retail Price: MYR62

Revolution High-Color Lip Gloss

‘This high-coverage, ultra-pigmented formula lays down all the color you crave in one coat. Choose from 14 lust-worthy shades in both cream and sparkle textures. With gorgeous nudes, bold brights and deep, dark shades, our lineup contains something for everyone. From longstanding UD favorites (like 69, Big Bang, Punch Drunk and Apocalypse) to never-before-seen shades destined for cult status, Revolution Lipgloss has all your high-impact gloss needs covered.’

Retail price: MYR85.00

Urban Decay Summer 2015 Collection High Gloss Lip Gloss

Swatches for 14 shades of the Revolution High-Color Lip Gloss and two of shades (Quiver and Kinky) will not be carried in Malaysia.

Urban Decay Summer 2015 Collection Eye Shadows

Eight New Eye Shadows

‘Urban Decay introduces EIGHT brand-spanking-NEW Eyeshadow singles. There’s a little something for everyone—from color junkies to fans of neutral mattes. (See, we DO read all your pleas on Facebook.) The lineup: six gorgeous, shifty duotones—in shades like blue, gold, peach, burgundy and even red!—and two versatile matte neutrals. With the addition of these new shades, our already huge Eyeshadow lineup now includes a whopping 12 duotones and an everexpanding range of matte shades.’

Retail price: MYR73.14

Urban Decay Summer 2015 Collection Eye Shadow Swatches

Swatches for the new eight shades, they come in matte and metallic duotones.

Urban Decay Summer 2015 Collection Blushers

Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush

‘Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush—the foolproof way to create that effortless, radiant look. Just a few quick swipes of Afterglow gives you the kind of easy, sexy, lit-from-within glow that makes people wonder if you spent the whole weekend in a secret love den. The best part? Much like the lingering effects of a romantic rendezvous, Afterglow won’t quit. Our extremely blendable, finely milled formula goes on sheer and provides eight long hours of wearable, buildable color. And wait until you feel it! Lightweight yet luxurious, Afterglow has a soft, creamy texture that always applies beautifully. The lineup: nine scintillating shades…some with a matte finish, and others with a hint of shimmer.’

Retail Price: MYR89.00

Urban Decay Summer 2015 Collection Blushers Swatches

Swatches for the blushers and personally, I quite like Bittersweet although it is purple but it gives a light hint of pink over the cheeks without looking purple at all.

Urban Decay Summer 2015 collection will be hitting Sephora stores in July 2015. Time to save some now and shop next month!

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh