Review: Cettua Anti-Redness Facial Mask, Moisturizes for Supple & Firmer Skin Instead of Reducing Redness

Having redness over the skin shows your skin sensitivity and it is commonly known for those who has dry to combination skin type. Over the years my skin has turn from oily to combination and I do get redness around my nose and sometimes over the cheek or chin. Here’s my try for Cettua Anti-Redness Facial Mask.

Cettua Anti-Redness Facial Mask

‘5 berry complex provide anti-irritant and anti-redness to sensitive skin. It revitalizes the skin that is sensitive to external factors. Houttuynia cordata extract helps to get the redness out of the skin. High moisturizing essence is for a clear and well moisturized skin.’

Cettua Anti-Redness Facial Mask No Paraben, No Fragrance, No Pigment

Cettua’s mask is known for not containing paraben, fragrance and pigment. Their mask is made of 100% cotton.

Cettua Anti-Redness Facial Mask Direction & Ingredients

Half of the description on the mask pack is in Korean which I was unable to read hence capturing only on the area which is stated in English. Here they have shared how the mask works, direction to use, caution and ingredients listing. Happy to know that they are free from paraben, fragrance and pigment, they are also free from alcohol and contains different fruit extract for this mask.

Cettua Anti-Redness Facial Mask Kink

Both sides of the mask pack has it’s kink at the top part of the pack which gives an ease for opening it. Opening it was never a problem at all.

Cettua Anti-Redness Facial Mask Inside

Here’s the view of the mask inside the mask pack. It is soaked with essence and it has a mild fruity scent to it.

Cettua Anti-Redness Facial Mask - Application
Applying this mask is easy, simple follow these steps.

  1. Ensure skin is cleansed and pat dry.
  2. Remove the mask from it’s pack.
  3. Unfold the mask carefully. Apply and adjust the mask carefully on face.
  4. Leave the mask 20 – 30 minutes then remove. Massage the excess essence on the skin until fully absorbed.

Cettua Anti-Redness Facial Mask - Before & After

Here is a before and after the mask. My skin is noticeably brighter from the after mask.

Above all…

My skin definitely look brighter right after the mask. Unfortunately, the brightening effect did not last till the next morning. There isn’t much improvement for the redness over the sides of my nose. It is hard to judge as well because it’s only one time use. Even so, the mask has kept my skin moisturized and supple as my skin is much bouncier and firm. While having this mask on, I did not experience any allergy which definitely a plus point. I would recommend this mask for normal to dry skin types.

Price: MYR9.90 per piece

Availability: Watsons, Guardian

Cettua is under the company of Golden Corner Malaysia, do like their Facebook for the latest update of Cettua and other products under the same roof.

PROs:

  • Brighter skin right after mask
  • Kept skin moisturized, supple and firm
  • Did not experience any allergy reaction

CONs:

  • Brightening effect did not last till the next day
  • Skin redness improvement hardly to be seen with one time use

My Rating: 4/5

 

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

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Empro Cosmetics Bonbrow, New Brows To Usher The New Year

My brows is always a dilemma, they are sparse, unruly and not in a proper shape. I have been thinking of doing brow embroidery for the past few months and finally decided to get it just recently at Empro Cosmetics in Mid Valley.

Empro Bonbrow Before

This is a show of my naked brows, they do not have strong shape to frame my eyes and you could see my left brow, it looked all so wonky. I came to a conclusion to do brow embroidery because of how my brow looks and chose Empro because I was their customer ages ago and I trust their work art. Brow embroidery unlike tattoos, they look more natural and could last up to 2-3 years depending on individuals. Also, I chose Mid Valley outlet because it is highly recommended by many customers.

Empro Bonbrow Before 2

This is how I draw my brows, thick in height and horizontally flat to shorten my oblong face feature. My sister in law went together on 25 January 2015 with appointment at 5pm. I have been consulted where I should be doing Bonbrow which means they would embroidery the tint of color with result like drawn brows which is known as eBrow and lines that look like hair strands known as Ero. You could read further from their website, here.

Empro Bonbrow After

My brows was done by May, Senior Face Artist who I highly recommend and I will share with you the reason for it later in this post. I love the outcome right after, it looks so natural as though I drew it myself. When I got back to work on Monday, no one notices until I tell them about it.

The process…

Consultants will first share which type of service is more suitable and select the right category of artist who comes with different years of experience in doing such work art. After selecting, the artist will be drawing the brow shape desired until the customer fully satisfied and trim the brows accordingly. Once everything has been confirmed, the artist will bring to a special area of adjustable seats are at to proceed the embroidery. I did try to snap a photo when I have my embroidery done but May told me nicely I was not allowed to, therefore I stopped.

The feeling…

If you have not known, embroidery uses special blade to embed the dye onto the skin. Each blade used is new from sterilized pack and not to be shared with anyone. The dye comes with different shade and mine is Natural Brown.

The first question you would ask, “Wait…there’s blade? Does it bleed a lot?”. Yes it will bleed depending on your skin type as sensitive skin type are more prone to bleed. This needs to be shared with the artist for them to understand and to put their skills in the right manner.

“It’s a blade then how do they embroidery it onto the skin?” Different work art requires different technique to embed the dye in. As for me, I did Bonbrows, a combination of eBrow and Ero. For eBrow, the feeling is like having the blade to hook into the skin and for Ero, I could feel the blade cuts in short strokes. Definitely this technique is not to severely to injure anyone.

“The bleeding must have hurt so bad!”. This will depend on your pain endurance and if you know that you are not able to bare pain, you could share it with the artist. They will help you to apply a layer of cream which I believe maybe numbing cream. I did not go with the cream at all.

Empro Bonbrow Peeling

They do provide a recovery cream for me to apply every night for my skin to properly recover. This is how my brow looked like on the 4th day where my skin naturally peels and it is normal to undergo this stage as our skin renews. At this moment, it is not advisable to peel the scabs by yourself and do allow them to fall off on their own. After another 2 days, the peeling is all done for me.

Empro Bonbrow After Peeling

This is after a week from the embroidery where it is not as thick or dark as how it looks like from the start. Frankly speaking, this is too natural for my liking and I would prefer to have brows just like how it looks after the embroidery. I would also prefer to have much more straighter brows.

Empro Bonbrow Before & After

Here is a comparison of before and after, definitely it shows a beautiful difference. I do require more and this is not a complete brows yet as I am entitled with a complimentary one time touch up after a month. I will be visiting them again this month. I will definitely update, how it turns out for the touch up. With this ‘new’ brows I save tons of time for my makeup and I’m less worried on my brows disappearing act.

An incident…

We arrived five minutes before our appointment at 5pm and was consulted by the Face Artist. My sister in law proceeded with eBrow by May, Senior Face Artist. As for me, I was consulted half way by the Face Artist and she went to another customer who wanted to do Bonbrow. I seek for help from another consultant and she suggested me to do Bonbrow. Consultants are unable to provide embroidery service yet. Due to budget constraint, I wanted to go with Face Artist to do Bonbrow for me and she is occupied with a customer, therefore I waited. She is the only Face Artist in the outlet.

While waiting, there isn’t enough waiting seats, nobody asked if I would need any help or advice how long I should be waiting nor offering any drinks. I waited until 7pm in the outlet with several times of changing seats and glances with Empro staff and other customers until the Face Artist as well as my sister in law done with their embroidery. The Face Artist noticed my presence the whole duration I was there and never ask a word to follow up from me. May, the Senior Face Artist was surprised that I have not proceed any service yet and told the Face Artist that I am taking her service. They were speaking in Mandarin where my sister in law overheard, the Face Artist replied to May by saying “It’s already 7pm.” I believe it’s time for her to end her shift.

May offered her service, however, I shared my concern on my budget and her fees exceeds it. At the point of time, all services has 15% discount off. She made a quiet move by offering me 30% discount whereby her service of Bonbrow is MYR 880 and after discount would be MYR616, the best price she could offer to me.  This price is approximately MYR50 more expensive from the Face Artist discounted fee. I hesitated at first but after a few thoughts, I accepted to take up her service since I have already waited for 2 hours with unwillingness of the Face Artist to help me and I believe May was very sincere to help me. Therefore, I highly recommend May as she is friendly, patient and helpful. I do not have her photo for now, maybe I’ll grab a photo with her during my next visit for touch up.

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Pop Lip Balm in Oh! Orange, Giving That Soft Orange Lips

There are times I opt for colored lip balms to get my look quickly done without much hassle plus it doesn’t stain cups as much as lipstick does.  Here I had the opportunity to try Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Pop Lip Balm.

Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Lip Balm in Oh Orange

‘Baby Lips Electro Lip Balm incorporates a botanical extract made from Centella Asiatica. A small herbaceous plant native to India, Sri Lanka, Australia, Indonesia, Iran and other parts of Asia, Centella Asiatica has been used as a medicinal herb for centuries. A formula that combines shea butter and vitamin E enables Baby Lips Electro Lip Balm to live up to it’s promises.

In just one application, Baby Lips Electro Lip Balm instantly moisturizes lips and continues to provide hydration for eight hours. These incredible results stem from a unique blend of powerfully moisturizing ingredients, including Vitamin E and a high concentration of shea butter.

The combination of vitamins in these hydrators, along with the Centella Asiatice plant, boost the look and feel of lips, keeping them smooth and supple for eight hours.’

Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Lip Balm in Oh Orange Tube

They come in three shades of Pink Shock, Berry Bomb and Oh! Orange. The one that I have here is Oh! Orange. The lip balm comes in a basic twist up lip balm packaging with hand written-like over the clear cover.

Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Lip Balm in Oh Orange Ingredients

The lip balm also contains petrolatum, fragrance, alcohol and silica. If you are sensitive to these ingredients, I recommend to avoid this lip balm.

Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Lip Balm in Oh Orange Swatch

The lip balm gives a light tint of orange and the balm-effect shine. Moisturizing and waxy.

Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Lip Balm in Oh Orange Application

Using this lip balm is just like other lip balms, just apply it whenever you need it. It does felt like other lip balms but this comes with a fruity citrus scent like an orange as describe by it’s name. It glides on easily once it ‘melts’ from the application.

Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Lip Balm in Oh Orange Before & After

Above all…

 I often reach out for this lip balm recently to relief my dry lips without overdoing the color. Even so, the shade is not as shocking neon as it claims and it gives a delicate tint of orange shade. It does keep my lips moisturize but wears off bits by bits every time I drink from my cup and I just reapply whenever needed. The shade does transfer to my cup but doesnt’t stain it. It does moisturize my lips immediately right after application, however there isn’t much of a moisture lock since reapplying is needed after it wears off. This is a good deal of a basic colored lip balm for it’s price and function.

Price: MYR14.90

Availability: Nationwide leading pharmacies, selective departmental stores, super/hypermarket.

PROs:

  • Glides on easily
  • Keeps lips moisturize immediately
  • Doesn’t stain cups
  • Very affordable

CONs:

  • Lightly colored lip balm, no neon shocking shade
  • Poor moisture lock
  • Wears off after a few drinks of beverage

My Rating: 4/5

 

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This lip balm was provided by Maybelline Malaysia for review purpose, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment, Smoother Skin From The First Use & Clearer Skin After

This is a gem in a pot for troubled skin and I fell in love with this mask from the first time of using it. It’s GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment, an effective mask to treat troubled skin such as acne and oiliness.

GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment

‘The World’s most Scientifically Advanced Clearing Treatment. Clinically Developed by GLAMGLOW®Dermatological Chemist to help fight all common skin concerns. Designed For Men & Women of All Ages & All Skin Types. SUPERMUD® for Super Clear Super Poreless Skin.’

CONSUMER RESULTS

97% agree it improves skin clarity

96% agree it unclogs pores

95% agree it fights common skin concerns

*results obtained following a consumer use study of 100 individuals

GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment Box

Upon opening the box, I’m greeted with “Hello Sexy”. Simple yet attractive, also can be promising.

GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment Ingredients

At the back of the box describes the mask as well as the ingredients contained in the mask.  Below would be the list of the ingredients.

Aqua (Water), Kaolin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Sodium Hydroxide, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf, Mandelic Acid, Charcoal CI 77266, Parfum [Limonene, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate], Glycolic Acid, Azelaic Acid, Lactic Acid, Pyruvic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Maltodextrin, Iron Oxides CI 77491, Mentha Piperita Oil, Butylene Glycol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, Glycerin, Chamoilla Recutita Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract, Hendera Helix Extract, Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone.

GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment Booklet
In the box before anything else, there is a booklet to share in order for consumers to understand more of the mask.

GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment Booklet 2
The booklet contains in-depth information of the ingredients of the mask such as the benefit and how it could improve our skin.

TEAOXI® EUCALYPTUS LEAF
Groundbreaking TEAOXI® is GLAMGLOW’s proprietary continuous time-release technology, delivering daily fresh natural eucalyptol, natural linalool oil & powerful flavonoids direct into our formula from real pieces of Eucalyptus Leaf contained in our magical healing SUPERMUD®.

ACNECIDIC-6™
ACNECIDIC-6™ 4.4%. The World’s first Clearing Treatment with a proprietary 6 acid blend. AHA & BHA acids are perfectly PH balanced for mind-blowing faster results.

  • Glycolic – Helps Restore Photo Damaged Skin & Improves Skin Texture.
  • Salicylic – Helps De-clog to Minimize Pores & New Skin Rejuvenation.
  • Lactic – Helps Pigmentation, Moisture, Stimulation & Skin Collagen.
  • Mandelic – Helps Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Aging Skin & Skin Elasticity.
  • Pyruvic – Helps the Effects of Scaring & Clearer Skin.
  • Azelaic – Helps Fight Follicle Bacteria & Breakouts.

PORE-MATRIX™
PORE-MATRIX™ Our Activated-X Charcoal is an Xtreme absorption carbon, attracting toxic substances into its mass up to 500 times its volume from all skin types, within the deepest & toughest areas. Our new proprietary K17-Clay™ will better extract & encapsulate excess sebum oils, bacteria & toxins in a controlled stasis state, revealing a Pore-Matrix™ of extraction dots & areas, ready to be washed away for seemingly poreless skin.
BIO-LIFE-CELL-SCIENCE™
Uses the complex natural occurring skincare benefits of green life, for Advanced Scientific Skincare.

  • EUCALYPTUS LEAF - Helps Fight Toxic Skin Complications.
  • LICORICE ROOT - Helps Regulate & Alleviate Problem Skin.
  • PEPPERMINT PLANT - Helps Control Bacteria & Irritations.
  • CHAMOMILE - Helps Inflammation & Regeneration.
  • MARIGOLD - Helps Fight Viral & Microbial Issues.
  • COMFREY HERB - Helps Analgesic Recovery.
  • ALOE VERA – Helps Healing & Rejuvenation.
  • IVY – Helps Relieve Itching & Tightens Skin.
  • CUCUMBER - Helps Soothe & Calm Skin.

GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment Box 2

The mask comes in a petite jar and just as it’s name of GlamGlow, the jar is designated in white and silver.

GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment Seal

The jar is properly sealed before use, the foil is strongly intact until someone opens it. This also to preserve the purity of the ingredients.

GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment Texture

The mask thick in texture and muddy. It has really decent scent where it smells minty, refreshing and muddy.

GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment Application

To use it is simply easy, use fingers or synthetic brush to apply all over the face. I do notice that I had to apply the mask as quickly as I could because the mask tends to get dry pretty quick. Also, there are  leaves in this mask which I believe it’s the Eucalyptus leaves that could get in a way during the application because it can be tricky to smooth out the mask evenly onto the skin.

GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment Oil Absorbing

Just leave it on until it is fully dried and rinse off with luke warm water. While waiting for it to dry, I noticed certain areas like my forehead and nose seems to have little dots over the mask. Little did I know, the mask is actually absorbing the oil from my face. Every now and then when I have this mask on, I would be so excited to see this to happen.

GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment Before & After

I use approximately 1-2 times a week depending on my skin condition. Throughout the journey for using a month now, I could see great improvement. My acne are much lesser and scars are reducing. Remember I have said I fell in love from the first use earlier in this post? Yes I did because right after I have washed the mask away, my skin felt incredibly smooth and much clearer.

GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment Before & After 2

Here is before using the mask and after using the mask for a month. Big difference eh? Do bare in mind that I had undergone laser treatment in between usage of this mask and yet, this mask has been treating me well.

Above all…

I love this mask although the price tag is a bit hefty. I would consider this as a skincare investment and you’ll be able to see results from it. My skin is clearer, even toned, less scarring and less troubled. My skin definitely improved from using this mask and it is economical because you only need to use a small amount for the entire face or targeted areas.

Price: MYR240.00

Weight: 34grams

Availability: Sephora stores

PROs:

  • Can be economical depending on usage
  • Leaves skin real smooth from the first use
  • Clears troubled skin
  • Reduces acne marks
  • More even toned skin

CONs:

  • Hefty price tag

My Rating: 4.9/5

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh