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

 

~ ♦ ~

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

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Ko Dermacare Anti-Acne Mist Does Not Leave Skin Feeling Tacky or Oily

In my previous post reviewing on Ko Dermacare Purifying Cleansing Gel, I did mentioned where I have been using skincare from Dr Ko Clinic. After the cleansing gel, I would use this mist of Ko Dermacare Anti-Acne Mist.

Ko Dermacare Anti Acne Mist

‘Waiting between product applications can be annoying, especially during rush hour. We’ve got a solution for you: A special mist to reduce your pimples while soothing inflamed and irritated skin. Comes in easily absorbed formula!

Benefits: Controls sebum production, reduces redness, inflammation and breakout. Can be used as a toner and to set makeup.’Ko Dermacare Anti Acne Mist 2

This mist comes in a transparent amber colored plastic bottle as to preserve the purity of the product. It does not only treat acne but skin redness, skin allergy and sun burn.

Ko Dermacare Anti Acne Mist Pump

Since it is described as mist, therefore not to be missed is it’s pump head. The mist created from this pump was adequately fine.

Ko Dermacare Anti Acne Mist Swatch

Here is how it looks like when sprayed a pump onto my palm. The mist is clear with no colorant or scent. It is light weight and it almost felt like normal water.

Ko Dermacare Anti Acne Mist How To

Using it is perfectly easy. Just follow the instruction below.

‘Directions: Spray onto face after cleansing. Spray on makeup to set or refresh it. Can be repeated anytime of the day.’

Personally, I only use it once twice a day every time after I cleanse my skin. I would use the mist to spray around my face 3-4 times and gently pat onto my skin until it is fully absorbed. There are times I feel generous and  pumped more than 4 times.

Ko Dermacare Anti Acne Mist Before and After 2

Here is the weekly progress of using the mist. My skin improves weekly as it gets clearer and less red as compared to before.

Ko Dermacare Anti Acne Mist Before and After

This mist has helped to maintain my skin to be acne free most of the time. Occasionally I would still get break out but that is probably once or twice a month.

Above all…

I am particular about face mist and I never liked tacky or oily mist. Since I was able to spray this mist generously over my skin, I quite like the texture because it really felt just like water. It doesn’t leave skin tacky or oily after that. However, it does not help to control shine because my skin becomes oily within an hour or two particularly on the t-zone area.

I do think  the price is expensive considering on the weight, function and benefit. If you don’t mind the price, I would suggest to give it a try.

Price: MYR120.00

Weight: 65ml

Availability: Dr Ko Clinic

PROs:

  • Does not leave skin tacky
  • Light textured
  • Absorbed into skin with ease
  • Maintained clear skin

CONs:

  • Does not help to control shine
  • Pricey

My Rating: 4.5/5

 

~ ♦ ~

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

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Ko Dermacare Purifying Cleansing Gel Maintains Skin Dewiness and Radiance

Ever since I have been getting treatments done at Dr Ko Clinic, I have also been using their skincare prescribed to cater to my skin concern. One of them is Ko Dermacare Purifying Cleansing Gel.

Ko Dermacare Purifying Cleansing Gel

‘Effectively breaks down grease stains from makeup (including eye area) and removes dead skin cells, leaving your skin refreshed and rejuvenated. Enriched with botanical extracts, this gel gently cleanses and conditions your skin without stripping the surface of its natural protective lipids.

Benefits Contains: Cucumber extract, ginkgo biloba extract.’

Ko Dermacare Purifying Cleansing Gel 2

This cleanser came with an interesting bottle shape. Classy, transparent and vintage style where you could hardly find these days. Ko Dermacare Purifying Cleansing Gel Lid

In order to dispense the gel, this bottle is made by plastic soft enough to press for it to squeeze some of the gel out.

Ko Dermacare Purifying Cleansing Gel Texture

Basically, the gel texture isn’t as thick as I thought it would be. Slightly thicker than those liquid cleansers. When I first dispense the gel, I accidentally dispense quite a lot out because I didn’t know it could be that runny. Although it’s gel, once it is combined with water, it can be foamed easily. The funny thing is I have followed the instruction from the bottle earlier which did no mention if I should use water to begin with until I get an internal information.  I was struggling to use the gel cleanser from the earlier instruction because it turns into mucus texture as I rub it onto my face. Below would be the correct directions of use.

‘Wet face and neck, squeeze adequate amount of cleansing gel on palm and massage with circular movements, rinse with warm water thoroughly.’

Ko Dermacare Purifying Cleansing Gel Before and After 2

I have been using this gel cleanser for a month now and here is the progress of my skin from the usage. My skin seems to be clearer every week or at least, it helped to maintain my skin. I did not experience any skin irritation from using this.

Ko Dermacare Purifying Cleansing Gel Before and After

Here is a comparison of before and after. This cleanser kept my skin looking dewy and radiant.

Above all…

This cleanser is not a bad cleanser but I would prefer the cleanser that provided to me earlier because it helped very much on controlling the sebum production as to compare with this. I believe this gel cleanser is mild because it is suitable for all skin types. However, this cleanser is a little mild since it wasn’t able to control as much sebum because I have noticed quite some blackheads over my nose and the shine after 2-3 hours from cleansing. I do feel it is squeaky clean right after cleansing. I have yet to experience any tightness and it removes makeup quite well but not entirely 100% because sometimes I could see the little smudges from the mascara.

Price: MYR 198.00

Weight: 220ml

Availability: Dr Ko Clinic

PROs:

  • Mild gel, great for all skin types
  • Easy to foam
  • No skin tightness after cleansing.
  • Maintained skin radiance and dewiness

CONs:

  • Doesn’t control serum production as much
  • Doesn’t remove makeup entirely

My Rating: 4.5/5

 

~ ♦ ~

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

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Experience Beautiful, Smooth, Sandal-Ready Feet with Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Transformation System at Luxe by The Nail Parlour

Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity pamper my feet in a much luxurious way at Luxe by The Nail Parlour. For the reason? To try out Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Transformation System.

Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Transformation System at Luxe by The Nail Parlour

This would be my first time visiting Luxe by The Nail Parlour greeted by  the front is the Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Transformation System. I was expecting basic pedicure service but I was wrong and it was more.

Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Transformation System

Our feet happens to be one of the most neglected body of part. Got to agree with that! Our daily life strains our leg with repeated squeezing, pressure, rubbing and/or friction usually caused by high heels and uncomfortable footwear. Such activity would harden the skin which then can be painful and unappealing.

“The Pedi device is precision engineered to provide the perfect balance of frequency and power for transformative foot treatments that achieve up to 10x smoother feet than manual buffing.

Thoroughly transform rough dry heels and toes in just minutes a day for beautiful, smooth, sandal ready feet.

10x smoother feet than manual buffing *

91% of women reported rejuvenated feet **

80% of women felt more confident barefoot

*when following suggested Clarisonic Pedi Regimen.

**After 2 weeks use.

Let me share with you for my entire experience at Luxe by The Nail Parlour.

Luxe by The Nail Parlour Leg Wash Basin

Upon entering I was greeted by Irene who has assisted me for my entire pampering session. Before entering to the pedi lounge, I was asked to remove my shoes and quickly Irene kept it in the brown bag.

Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Transformation System Ready

Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Transformation System is just waiting  for me to use them.

Luxe by The Nail Parlour Shoulder Pad

Irene gave me a warm neck cushion to have a good relaxation over the shoulders and it felt great especially at the end of the day where I was tired from work and all.

Luxe by The Nail Parlour Beverage

Served with complimentary premium TWG tea where I have picked Moroccan Mint Tea to refresh my senses.
Luxe by The Nail Parlour Menu

There’s a lap blanket to cover my legs and this comes convenient for those who are wearing skirts and it gives a great support if you have any reading material or phones. Irene had shared to browse over their services menu.

Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Transformation System Nail Trmming

Begin with  sanitizing my toes then Irene helped to trim and apply cuticle softener. Pardon my feet as they don’t look appealing and bony. Irene also helped to push back the cuticles as well as nipped them off.

Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Transformation System Pedi Smoothing Disc

‘Designed to smoothen and soften dull, rough foot skin, this sonic smoothing disc works synergistically with the Pedi device to counteract the factors that cause dry, rough, heels and toes. The textured, metal disc has been engineered to work synergistically with sonic technology to slough away rough, dry areas without damaging the health of the foot skin.’
Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Transformation System - Pedi Smoothing Disc How To

This disc was used on the rough areas such as heels, toes or middle of the foot where rough and dry skin can normally be found. Depends on individuals, skin will usually thicken on the areas that gets a lot of friction in order to protect it. As it thicken, it is also hardens where you want to get rid of it. device targeted on dry areas to remove and this is good for those who suffers from dry feet or cracked heels.

Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Transformation System Pedi Wet Dry Buffing Brush Head

‘A combination of short rigid filaments and longer, flexible filaments effectively exfoliate and buff dry, damaged feet. The filament blend designed to allow for optimal migration of the Pedi-Buff for more even coverage and thorough exfoliation.’

Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Transformation System Pedi-Buff Foot Smoothing Exfoliant

‘Safe for daily use, this powerful cleansing scrub contains triple-kick exfoliating blend of lactic acid, apricot seed and a tri-fruit complex to dissolve away rough, dead skin and refine skin texture.’

Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Transformation System - Pedi Wet Dry Buffing Brush Head How To

Both Pedi Buffing Brush and Foot Smoothing Exfoliant was used together. I do have crack foot but it is not as severe anymore and now they are dry instead. The brush is meant to get into the cracks to remove dirt and it has a 2 minute timer  but if needed, it can be used longer. This brush can be used in the shower. It does feel ticklish in some areas of the feet while using the brush.

Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Transformation System Pedi-Buff - Luxe by The Nail Parlour - Irene

Here comes the foot massage where Irene does the massage cheerfully and she was attentive to check if she was using the right pressure. She would massage the exfoliant up to the calf area.

Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Transformation System - Pedi-Buff - Rinse

Rinse and dry my feet after, this is my second time to do pedicure and I am not very used to having others to wash my legs.

Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Transformation System Pedi-Boost Foot Renewing Peel

‘Used twice-weekly this powerful foot peel is specifically designed to exfoliate and renew skin without harsh particles. This peel combines lactic and glycolic acid to slough and remove dead skin cells.’

Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Transformation System Pedi-Boost Renewing Peel How To

Apply it all around my feet and leave it for 3 minutes to  allow absorption.

Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Transformation System Pedi-Balm Foot Softening Balm

‘Safe for daily use, this non-greasy and no slip hydrating balm contains a gentle blend of shea butter, honey and apricot oil to soften, hydrate and protect feet. Dry, rough feet become smooth, supple and sandal-ready.’

As Irene apply the balm for me, I could notice my feet looked instantly brighter and it doesn’t feel greasy at all.

Luxe by The Nail Parlour White Tea and Ginger Massage Lotion

Irene topped with their home lotion of White Tea and Ginger Massage Lotion to apply over my legs. This lotion helps to moisten and lock moisture.

Luxe by The Nail Parlour White Tea and Ginger Massage Lotion How To

Irene was scrubbing earlier and to avoid my legs getting dried, the lotion is applied and massage until fully absorbed up to the calf.

Luxe by The Nail Parlour - OPI All Sparkly and Gold

Irene sanitized her hands again before being on painting my toe nails. First layer was a base coat and I have chose OPI All Sparkly and Gold for my shade. Two coats were required in order to show more glitters and finishes off with top coat. Before Irene started on painting nails, I was asked to wear on the disposable slippers which kept me wondering why.

Luxe by The Nail Parlour - Drying

Once Irene is done with painting my toe nails, I was asked to have a sit at the counter, place my feet by the counter like so and air started flowing to dry my nails. This is very creative and innovative.

Havainas Sandals

I was given complimentary a pair of Havaianas sandals upon my visit and check out my feet! They are all clean, hydrated and smooth.

The Experience

It was a great experience to be able to try Luxe by The Nail Parlour service which I find that it is good as the mani/pedicurist are all so friendly and cheerful. For the Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Transformation System, it is an eye opener where I get to notice the difference after using it. The smoothness of my feet lasted about slightly more than a week  and I walk quite a bit daily. I do notice the lines over the feet is not as deep as before. I definitely felt more confident to show off my feet as compared to before because they look good and deserve to be shown.

Clarisonic Pedi Foot Sonic Transformation System available in all Sephora stores and Clarisonic kiosk in Bangsar Village 2 and Pavilion KL. Below are the suggested retail price.

PEDI Sonic Foot Transformtion System – MYR785.00

PEDI Accessories

  • PEDI Buff Foot Smoothing Exfoliant – MYR106.00
  • PEDI Balm Foot Softening Balm – MYR106.00
  • PEDI Boost Foot Renewing Peel 30ml – MYR123.00
  • PEDI Wet/Dry Buffing Brush Head – MYR99.00
  • PEDI Buff Smoothing Disc – MYR99.00
  • PEDI Replenishment Kit – MYR325.00

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh