Review: Garnier DuoClean Whitening + Pore Minimizing Duo Foam, Brightens But Inadequately Over The Pores

Anything to minimize pores is just right for me since I have enlarged pores over my cheek area and to avoid further more to come all over my face. I had high hopes when I had the opportunity to try Garnier Duo Clean Whitening + Pore Minimizing Duo Foam.

Garnier DuoClean Whitening + Pore Minimizing Duo Foam

‘Cleanse away both enlarged pores and dullness with this brightening and pore-minimising cleanser. Enriched with White Rice and Black Rice Extracts, Duo Clean Rice Power helps reveal soft, smooth and fairer-looking skin while minimising the appearance of large pores.

White Rice Extract: helps to nourish the skin deeply and stimulates cell renewal, giving you refined and soft skin, Known for it’s antioxidant and anti-tyrosinase properties.
Black Rice Extract: helps to brighten up your skin tone’
Garnier DuoClean Whitening + Pore Minimizing Duo Foam 2

The Duo Clean range comes in two types, one would be whitening + pore minimizing and another is whitening + oil control. The one I have here is whitening + pore minimizing. It comes in a squeeze tube, standing tall where it dispenses at the bottom.

Garnier DuoClean Whitening + Pore Minimizing Duo Foam Texture

Alright, on the close-up the foam texture does not look pretty and I was surprised that I did not get the duo tone as described. Over the time after a few usage, I could see two tone when freshly dispense it. It foams up easily and it’s color is a hint of grey.

Garnier DuoClean Whitening + Pore Minimizing Duo Foam Before & After 4 Weeks

Yup, I have tried it for a month to test out if it works for me. I noticed that my skin became brighter over the four weeks. It helped very much especially in reducing those acne marks. However, I do find that it didn’t help much in reducing my skin oiliness because I still tend to get oily easily and pores remaining the same. I am still having the same amount of blackheads as before.

Garnier DuoClean Whitening + Pore Minimizing Duo Foam Before & After

 Let’s look at the before and after using the cleanser. It did helped on the acne marks (especially chin area) really but it didn’t really help much in controlling oil and minimizing the pores.

Above all…

I do find that this is more towards as a whitening cleanser as it didn’t work much for me in controlling oil and pore minimizing. My skin became brighter and this cleanser did help to reduce the appearance of acne marks. Using the cleanser doesn’t dry out my skin as I do not feel any tightness after cleansing. It didn’t help much with pore minimizing and oil controlling hence it did not reduce much blackheads either.

Retail Price: MYR14.50 (80ml), MYR7.50 (40ml)

Availability: Nationwide leading pharmacies, super/hyper markets and selective departmental stores

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  • Helps to brighten skin
  • Cleanse without stripping skin moisture


  • Does not reduce pore size
  • No oil controlling properties
  • Does not reduce skin oiliness, still have quite a bit of blackheads

My Rating: 3/5


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

Traclyn Yeoh

Giveaway: Miacare CONFiDENCE, Time To Jingle O’ Bells!

Christmas is not far away, here I’d like to share a giveaway with you! Not long ago, I have reviewed miacare confidence lenses and shared how comfortable they are. You’ll get the chance to try this lenses by participating this giveaway!

Miacare Confidence Silicone Hydrogel Color Daily Soft Contact Lens In Box

‘With the expertise and resources of BenQ Materials, a leading optical materials manufacturer in Taiwan, miacare brings to you the world’s first and only EautraSilTM Hydrophilic Silicone Technology and silicone hydrogel contact lenses – kicking off a new era of comfortable and healthy contact lens wear for your eyes.’

3 Sets of miacare CONFiDENCE to be given away!

I will be selecting 3 winners and each winner will be given 1 set (2 boxes).

How To?

Step One: Like my Facebook page below

Step Two: Like miacare Facebook below

Step Three: Email me at, a photo of your creative shot of why you want miacare lenses in related with Christmas and all your photos will be shared in my Facebook page. Top three most creative photo will be selected as winners!

 Terms & Conditions

  • Open to all Malaysia residents, participants who is aged 18 below will have to seek for parent’s permission
  • Only one photo per participant and only original photo by participant. Strictly no spamming.
  • For serious participants only who sincerely care to support all beauty knowledge in, not to only aim for freebies.
  • Winner will be selected based on their creativity in their comments and will be announced in my Facebook.
  • Giveaway ends on 19 December 2014 at 11:59pm (Malaysia time).
  • Winners will also be notified through email, please do respond in 48 hours to avoid prize being forfeited.

Miacare Confidence Silicone Hydrogel Color Daily Soft Contact Lens - Traclyn Yeoh

Good luck & all the best!


Traclyn Yeoh

Review: SkinPeptoxyl Anti-Blemish Spot Treatment Treats Acne In A Timely Manner

It’s a never ending search for the best acne skin care and situation varies. Some products could work on me, may not work on you and some works on you, may not work on me. The search goes on and this time, I’m trying SkinPeptoxyl Anti-Blemish Spot Treatment.

SkinPeptoxyl ANTI-BLEMISH Spot Treatment

‘The fast-drying and oil-free formula not only leaves skin clean and refreshing, but also helps reduce blemishes overnight and effectively prevents re-appearance of blemishes. It deeply exfoliates and unclogs skin pores while helps control oil secretion and reduce excess oil.’

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SkinPeptoxyl ANTI-BLEMISH Spot Treatment Tube

The spot treatment comes in a handy tube like a lip gloss, easy to be handled and carried anywhere.

SkinPeptoxyl ANTI-BLEMISH Spot Treatment Applicator

***This product contains camphor. Pregnant women, people with asthma or Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase deficiency should not use this product.***

Ingredients listing: Isopropyl alcohol, Water, Zinc Sulfate, Salicylic acid, Glycolic acid, Camphor, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Bark / Leaf Extract, Cellulose Gum, Menthol, Sodium Hydroxide (10% solution)

As to say that they came in a lipgloss-like tube, it comes with doe foot applicator which makes it easy to spot treat on the acne directly. Though it’s all easy, the applicator tends to get dirty in long term therefore, there is a need to clean the applicator from time to time to preserve the purity of the product.

The product is in runny clear liquid form and it could spill from the tube easier (speaking of experience). It has tangy alcohol scent and doesn’t burn once applied, in fact it leaves a few seconds cooling sensation to calm the acne.

SkinPeptoxyl ANTI-BLEMISH Spot Treatment Before & After 4 Weeks

Occasionally, I have breakouts and constantly have blackheads (it’s so hard to get rid of these gunk!) . This spot treatment comes really useful even after I did sebum extraction. It reduces redness pretty well and helps to reduce acne swelling. The best part about this treatment is that it doesn’t dry my skin out at all, no peeling or such. I have put myself to try this treatment for a month and you could see how much I’m benefiting from this spot treatment.

SkinPeptoxyl ANTI-BLEMISH Spot Treatment Before & After

Even with acne marks, it is showing good results from it. Here is a comparison of before using the treatment and after a month using it. Quite a pleasant results huh? I’m actually quite happy with it.

Above all…

I’m really happy with this treatment just by day one itself because it was kind to my skin and treat those problematic areas the right way without being too harsh. It doesn’t dissappear the acne right away the next day but it reduces and calms acne evidently fast. Since I felt it’s benefit by day one, I attempted to apply around my nose and chin area where I’m prone to blackheads, nevertheless, it didn’t help as much. As much as I like the product, I didn’t like the scent because it kept me worried if the product would ever burn or extremely dries out my skin.

Price: MYR60

Weight: 10ml

Availability: Sasa stores nationwide


  • Handy tube packaging
  • Treats  and calm acne in the right manner
  • Does not dry or make skin peels
  • Helps skin to heal fast
  • Reduces acne marks


  • Easy spill liquid
  • Doe foot applicator becomes dirty long term
  • Does not help to reduce blackheads
  • Strong alcoholic scent

My Rating: 4.7/5


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This skincare was provided by Sasa for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, Fell In Love From The First Try

Isn’t the name of the mascara catchy? No worries, rest assured that this review is still meant for all ages and no inappropriate graphics. I have always been a mascara junkie and this mascara, Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara attracted my attention on the first time trying it before I grabbed it.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Voluptous Volume Mascara

‘Take home our Better Than Sex mascara and all your desires for lush, incredibly intense lashes will be fulfilled. One application of our collagen-fueled formula and touch of our specially shaped brush will leave you begging for more. One coat and lashes are full, defined and stretched to unbelievable lengths. Two coats and they’re reaching unbelievable heights of drama. Three coats and you’ll believe in magic.’

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Voluptous Volume Mascara Description

This was the description on the back of the box where it is slightly different from the above description I found in their website. Also there were a few ingredients highlighted that forms the function of the mascara.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Voluptous Volume Mascara Tube

This is the tube of the mascara where on the outer later is made of metal with satin-like finish, pretty heavy in weight for a mascara yet sturdy.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Voluptous Volume Mascara Brush

The hour-shaped brush makes the mascara fit onto eye shape and wraps around the lashes much easier. The mascara formula seems wet by the first look at it, wait till you see on my application of this mascara.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Voluptous Volume Mascara Ingredients

From the ingredients listing, this mascara is free from alcohol, silica and paraben.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Voluptous Volume Mascara Application

I definitely like the shape of the mascara brush as it fits better over my eye shape, however there are times I am worried that the tip of the brush may touch onto my skin. For as long as I’m using it, I was careful enough to avoid any blunder from happening even though I’m in a hurry. The best part about this mascara is no matter how many times I have layered over my lashes, it did not clump at all and it doesn’t dry to harden lashes.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Voluptous Volume Mascara Before & After

I did not curl my lashes before applying mascara, it’s just my naked lashes. It is quite a difference after applying the mascara as my lashes look much darken, better volume, going high sky rocket with no clumps.

Above all…

I fell in love with this mascara on the first day of trying it. Upon owning it now, I love it even more though it’s slightly pricey from the mascaras I normally have.If you don’t mind splurging, I don’t see why not this mascara? I love the shape of the brush, no clumps upon multiple layers, no smudges throughout the day and can be easily removed even with makeup remover wipes. The application was effortless and delivers quite an impressive result. This mascara cares for the lashes whereby it has collagen and acacia senegal tree extract to nourish them. It doesn’t leave my lashes hard when I have the mascara on and it is friendly to my lashes because the ingredients doesn’t contain alcohol, silica or paraben. I wouldn’t want to comment over the name of the mascara as it is very subjective.

Price: MYR79

Weight: 8ml/0.27fl.oz

Availability: Sephora stores


  • Shape of the brush fits better over eye shape
  • No clumps with multiple layering
  • No smudges for the entire day
  • Easy to remove
  • Lift, darken and volumized lashes effortlessly
  • Does not harden lashes
  • Contains alcohol and acacia senegal tree extract to care for lashes
  • No alcohol, silica or paraben


  • Slightly pricey

My Rating: 4.9/5


Traclyn Yeoh