Guerlain Abeille Royale, Art of Skin Deep for Nourishing and Radiant Glow

I spent my weekend with Guerlain to find more surprises from them and it was a get together for a few of their consumers. From this get together, I learned about Guerlain Abeille Royale skin care range as well as Guerlain Christmas 2014 Makeup Collection, Un Soir A L’Opera.

Guerlain Jose Luis and Adrian

For this occasion, Guerlain had flew in their International Makeup Artist, Jose Luis Yuve who it’s his first time in Malaysia and our Malaysia Guerlain Trainer, Adrian Sin. Jose Luis Yuve was borned in Uruguay, who studied sculpture and his shifted his passion over to makeup in his earlier years. The session begun by Adrian Sin whereby to showcase Guerlain Abeille Royale skincare range.

Before I go into the skincare, let’s have a brief idea about Guerlain Abeille Royale skincare from the video above. During this session, we are encourage to experience the difference and benefit of the skincare. I was skeptical as I have just recovered from laser treatment that was done a week before.

Guerlain Abeille Royale

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‘Bee products are some of the world’s most effective natural healing substances. Guerlain Research has extracted their active power to create Abeille Royale: a skincare programme with Pure Royal Concentrate that stimulates the key mechanisms in the healing process within the skin* to continuously help to repair wrinkles and loss of tissue firmness (*In vitro test).’

Guerlain Abeille Royale Preparing Toner

Guerlain Abeille Royale Preparing Toner

‘Derived from the exceptional repairing power of bee products, this toner prepares the skin to optimise the wrinkle-correcting and firming action of Abeille Royale skincare. The skin seems stimulated from within: reshaped and smoothed, it glows with youthfulness. Its fresh and creamy texture delivers plumping softness to the skin.

According to Instrumental tests: wrinkles and fine lines smoothed from the very first month.
Women are convinced*:
- For 94% of them, the toner leaves the skin softer
- For 91% of them, the toner leaves the skin suppler

*Satisfaction test, 32 women, results after 1 month’s twice-daily use’

A very light and refreshing toner that helps to balance skin moisture. Of course, there is a hint of honey scent to it and this is to apply over cleansed skin with facial cotton. For an extra boost, this toner can be applied on it’s own by warming it in between palms and pat it over the skin.

*tips – always warm the product for it to melt for better absorbency and effectiveness.

Guerlain Abeille Royale Eye Care

Guerlain Abeille Royale Up-Lifting Eye Care

‘Derived from the exceptional repairing power of bee products, this eye care helps to repair visible signs of ageing and fatigue in the eye area. It smoothes wrinkles and fine lines, and lifts and firms the eye contour. Combatting puffiness and dark circles, it illuminates areas of shadow. The eyes appear visibly younger, as if lifted.

Lifting effect: 91%*
- On the upper eyelid: anti-slackening action: 88%*
- On the eye contour: firmed contour: 84%, smoothed contour: 88%*
- On the lower eyelid: dark circles fade away: 75%, decongesting effect: 84%, more rested eyes: 88%*

*Satisfaction test, 32 women, 1 month after twice-daily application’

This eye cream can also be applied over the makeup for quick fatigue relief. Even with eye cream, we do need to warm up the product in between fingers before applying them. To use this eye cream, Adrian recommend to gently pat the product in from outer corner of the eyes towards inside then over the eye lid. Repeat the steps until the eye cream is fully absorbed into your skin.

Guerlain Abeille Royale Face Treatment Oil

Guerlain Abeille Royale Face Treatment Oil

‘Born from the exceptional repairing power of bee products, the cooling treatment oil, a concentrated elixir of specific honeys, instantly promotes firmness when massaged into the skin. The skin is invigorated, toned and perfectly sculpted.’

There is a misconception over oil based products. Though I have oily skin, there are times I love face oil treatment like this as they are nourishing and provide so much more nutrition for the skin to glow and increases skin radiance. This oil has a sweet scent of honey and the texture is light and runny. To apply this, Adrian shared a specific application to enjoy the benefit of this oil.

Guerlain Abeille Royale Face Treatment Oil Massage

  1. With both palms, warm the product and place your palm over the face. Gently cover your skin with the oil.
  2. Place your fist over your cheek and move it upwards with firm circular motion. This motion helps to stimulate the muscles to improve skin firmness.
  3. Using the bottom of the palm, start from the chin and work your way towards the ear. Then at the sides of the nose towards the ear. This motion helps to tighten skin.

Guerlain Abeille Royale Repairing Honey Gel Mask

Guerlain Abeille Royale Repairing Honey Gel Mask

‘Bees produce some of the world’s most effective natural healing substances. Guerlain has extracted the exceptional repairing* power of bee products to create this gel-textured honey mask which leaves the skin plumped up and exceptionally smooth right from the first application. Skin recovers its density and appears more nourished after each application.
*In vitro tests on ingredients

Instantly bluffing results:

The skin is moisturized*: 6h, +24%
The skin is smooth**: -15% of wrinkles
* Measure of the instantly moisturizing
** Measure of the instantly smooth effect

Women note extraordinary results on their skin’s quality just after the first use and after 1 month ***:’

We were told to apply a thick layer of this mask, my skin would be more than just happy as they are in recovery stage and thirst for more moisture. I applied this mask twice and my skin absorbed them so quickly as though I did not apply anything over my skin. It doesn’t feel sticky or oily at all. Some may experience tingling sensation as the product is working it’s way deep into your skin. I like this mask very much especially when it has been kind to my sensitive skin and no oily residue.

Isn’t this something new to learn from just Guerlain skin care? I will continue on Guerlain Christmas 2014 Makeup Collection, Un Soir A L’Opera in my next post as there is much more to learn from Jose Luis. He is informative, charming, funny and approachable. Remember to check over my next post!

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

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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PROs:

  • Helps to brighten skin
  • Cleanse without stripping skin moisture

CONs:

  • 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.

xoxo,
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.’

Catch the video on SkinPeptoxyl Anti-Blemish Spot Treatment!


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

PROs:

  • 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

CONs:

  • 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.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Unico H.A. Water Sleeping Mask Improves Skin Metabolism, Keeps Skin Moisturized & Supple

Sleeping mask is a great way to escape extended skincare regime at night as they are packed with great skin benefit properties and be able to lock in to our skin in longer hours. With this, I have tried Unico H.A. Water Sleeping Mask to allow my skin to indulge it’s goodness without much fuss before bed time.Unico H.A. Water Sleeping Mask

‘An ultra hydrating leave-on gel mask applied just before bedtime. The H.A. Water Sleeping Mask penetrates the skin immediately upon application, infusing it with ultra moisturizing hyaluronic acid while you sleep. A multi blend of essential extracts promote a deep, comforting sleep, leaving your skin ultimately revitalized, hydrated and refreshed.’

Unico H.A. Water Sleeping Mask Box

The shape of the box is rather interesting, it is irregular yet unique and almost made it to a diamond shape. Red is the color they would normally use for their box packaging and this has been packaged in the right way where it brings exclusivity elements to it.

Unico H.A. Water Sleeping Mask Jar

The sleeping mask comes in a big white jar which portray a very much clean design as to compare with it’s box.

Unico H.A. Water Sleeping Mask Texture

The gel texture absorbs easily into the skin, it does feels watery at first but blends in very well. The scent is very natural combination of flower and honey yet subtle.

Unico H.A. Water Sleeping Mask Ingredients

This sleeping mask does contain fragrance and  they are free from alcohol and paraben which is definitely a plus point and much skin friendly to those who have sensitive skin. I do noticed that they contain quite a bit of natural extract such as honey, cactus, pear, passion fruit, st. john’s wort, chamomile, mallow, sage and elder tree.

Unico H.A. Water Sleeping Mask Before & After 4 Weeks

Throughout the journey of using this mask, it has been treating me well keeping my skin well moisturised without any dry patches. At the earlier journey, I had some dry patches on my chin area for no reason. With the help of this mask, the dry patches no longer there. I do sebum extraction weekly and this mask helps to promote skin healing at a better metabolism. As for week 2 and 4, I just had the sebum extraction done. On Week 3, you are able to see that my skin heals up very much from week 2.

Unico H.A. Water Sleeping Mask Before & After

This mask has been keeping my skin moisture on par and supple however this didn’t help very much in terms of reducing skin oiliness or sebum production. I have yet to experience any irritation (fingers crossed) from using this up until today.

Above all…

I love that this mask has saved my skin from the dry patches where I was so irritated and friends was asking what’s going on with my skin when the dry patch happened. After using this mask, it is no longer there and my makeup has been smoother. My skin has never been dry and been healing at a better metabolism from the sebum extraction. I did wish that they could also accommodate to reduce skin oiliness and that would be perfect sleeping mask.

Price: MYR160

Weight: 50 grams/1.7oz

Availability: Mivva.com

PROs:

  • Helped to relief skin dry patch
  • Keeps skin moisturised
  • Improves skin metabolism

CONs:

  • Does not help to reduce skin oiliness

My Rating: 4.8/5

 

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

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh