Review: Boscia BB Cream Light Broad Spectrum SPF27 Gives Dewy and Radiant Finish Keeping Skin Hydrated Up To 9 Hours

This is my first time trying Boscia products and it would be Boscia BB Cream Light Broad Spectrum SPF27. If you follow me for some time, you’ll notice that its hard for me to pick a good BB cream. Therefore, I can be quite picky.

Boscia  BB Cream Light Broad Spectrum SPF27

This one-step wonder creates a lustrous, flawless finish as it hydrates, firms, and soothes the skin. Helps diminish the
appearance of pores, fine lines, and uneven skin tone while providing long-wearing, natural coverage that conceals
imperfections. A self-adjusting shade formulated for all skin types.

BB Creams

  • BB Creams first became popular in Asia as anti-aging skin care products that provide buildable coverage and a polished finish
  • “Blemish Balms” or “Beauty Balms” flawlessly cover while treating “blemishes” (or, skin imperfections) like lines and wrinkles, loss of firmness, and visible pores
  • The boscia BB Cream also color corrects by diminishing and preventing discoloration, dark spots, and dullness

Abyssine 657 (Alteromonas Ferment Extract) (“a’-biss-SEEN”)

  • A naturally derived survivor molecule from sea algae that helps defend skin from free radical damage as it helps to restore damaged skin
  • Helps reinforce skin’s natural defense mechanisms against external aggressors
  • Provides exceptional soothing benefits

Boscia  BB Cream Light Broad Spectrum SPF27 2

The BB cream comes in a squeeze tube with white background and ocean waves designs. One of the reason that I chose to try this is because it is formulated light and oil free with SPF. Of course, I have my doubts earlier if this would turn out grey or oxidize on me.

Boscia  BB Cream Light Broad Spectrum SPF27 Tube

The BB cream dispenses by the pointy end where gives a much cleaner way to squeeze the product out and to avoid wastage. To a certain point, I could squeeze the BB cream directly to my face before blending it with brush or sponge and there was no contact with my hands.

Boscia  BB Cream Light Broad Spectrum SPF27 Swatch

Just from the swatch itself, I am able to tell that it could be quite light for my skin. The shade doesn’t turn out grey-ish like how some would and I’m surprise to notice after blending that it has some fine glitters. You could see quite a bit at the center of my lower hand.

Boscia  BB Cream Light Broad Spectrum SPF27 Ingredients

This BB cream is preservative, artificial fragrance, color, gluten and alcohol free. The active ingredients in this BB cream would be titanium dioxide and zinc oxide which serves the purpose as a sunscreen.

Boscia  BB Cream Light Broad Spectrum SPF27 Application

The BB cream is a shade too light for my skin but I am to counter it with a darker foundation powder. Normally, I would blend the BB cream with a brush or sponge. I have been using it for more than week now and I do find that it is easy to blend with either tools. I would try to avoid blending it with fingers to keep them clean.

Boscia  BB Cream Light Broad Spectrum SPF27 Before & After

Here is a before and after, from here you are able to tell how well the coverage of the BB cream is. In my opinion, 1 layer of the BB cream gives a medium coverage. You could also tell how well the coverage does especially around my eye area. Since the shade is a little too light for my skin, I tend not to double layer as I’m afraid I could appear ghostly with over the top BB cream. Though it is light, throughout the time I do notice that it doesn’t seem so bright as it adjusts slightly to my skin shade but not as much.

The BB cream doesn’t appear too grey and after blending the fine glitters is not as visible but it does show in selective areas such as my forehead. It is quite hydrating and gives a dewy finish to my skin.

Boscia  BB Cream Light Broad Spectrum SPF27 Before & After Powder

I would definitely set the BB cream with powder and I chose a foundation powder that is slightly darker to darken the light BB cream.

 Above all…

Despite the shade, I quite like Boscia BB Cream Light Broad Spectrum SPF27 because of it’s light weight formula, easy to blend and kept my skin hydrated pretty well especially when I spend long hours in air conditioning. The backlash from this BB cream is that it doesn’t control oil whereby my face oil began to seep through after the second or third  hour after applying it. Blotting it was still fine that the coverage remained well up to 9 hours. There are times I wish that the finishing of the BB cream is my skin because it finishes off bright and radiant. I would recommend this BB cream for normal to combination skin types.

Price: TBC

Weight: 50grams / 1.75fl.oz

Availability: Sephora

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PROs:

  • Light weight formula
  • Dewy and radiant finish
  • Easy to blend
  • Keeps skin hydrated up to 9 hours
  • Lasting coverage up to 9 hours

CONs:

  • Doesn’t have oil controlling properties
  • Has fine glitters

My Rating: 4.7/5

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Bae Suzy 424 Facial Cleansing Technique

Over the weekend, I was catching up on Running Man series and couldn’t help to notice how Bae Suzy has such a beautiful complexion. She debuted in a Korean girls group called Miss A, she came as a guest in Running Man for a couple of times and her beauty is very much admired.

Bae Suzy Running Man 173

Image Courtesy of KOFAN

At one point it caught my eye for her beauty where she woke up from her slumber without makeup. From thereon, I was searching out for her skincare routine and found a very interesting way to cleanse her skin. It is the 424 technique, what about it?

This technique was shared around for sometime ago. I managed to find this from Youtube and it’s more of a compilation of still images of the video. I tried to look for the original video but wasn’t able to look for it. Couldn’t deny that she has a very beautiful skin canvas to begin with and the 424 technique is definitely interesting where the practice is very kind and gentle to the skin. Basically here is what she is practicing,

  • 4 minutes of massaging cleansing oil to remove makeup and impurities.
  • 2 minutes of using facial cleansing foam where it has lathered properly.
  • 4 minutes of rinsing of warm water then cold water to shrink pores.

To use 10 minutes to cleanse face may sound ridiculous but there is no harm to try. I’m trying to keep this as a practice for myself at the end of the day when I have my shower. It is not easy to remind myself to apply the 424 technique but I will try to keep positive as this could possibly benefit my skin. It has been a few days and I have not seen much difference but I believe this is a long term practice. Of course, I wouldn’t expect the outcome to have Suzy’s skin but then again, no harm in trying. Share with me, would you try this technique?

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Yadah Pure Green 3-Step Moisture Care, Boost Skin Metabolism and Soothe My Skin With Lesser Breakouts

On my last post, I have shared my thoughts on Yadah Deep Pore Cleansing Facial Brush and I quite like it.  Along with the brush, I have used Yadah Pure Green 3-Step Moisture Care range and guess what? Loving it too! Let me share with you why.

Yadah Pure Green 3-Step Moisture CareIn Yadah Pure Green 3-Step Moisture Care range, involves 3 simple step of skin care regime which is toner, emulsion and cream. What makes it special?

Yadah Pure Green

Yadah Pure Green 3-Step Moisture Care series is focused on hydration to soothe and soften skin. It is infused with Royal Jelly, the nature’s most powerful nutrient that has the ability to regenerate skin cells and locks moisture up to 24 hours. This range is tested for hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic, formulated with rich anti-oxidants to restore skin strength, suppleness and radiance. This range is free of Paraben, mineral oil, sulfate surfactant and benzophenone.

Yadah Pure Green 3-Step Moisture Care Toner

Yadah Pure Green 3-Step Moisture Care Toner

“A moisturizing toner that rehydrates the complexion.

  • Royal Jelly extract boosts hydration and keeps the skin moisturized longer.
  • Opuntia Humifusa and Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice helps to deliver intense hydration and protect skin. 
  • Anthemis Nobilis Flower Water gently moisturizes sensitive skin without irritation.”

Comes in a pump bottle with cap that makes it so well secured even when I’m travelling. I need not to worry about spillage at all. The texture is just like water with light flowery scent, my skin absorbs it pretty quickly without much hassle and it doesn’t leave my skin feeling tacky at all.

Weight: 120ml Price: MYR 55

Yadah Pure Green 3-Step Moisture Care Toner Ingredients

This toner is not the one to be used with cotton but to apply onto the face directly and gently pat until it is fully absorbed, like an essence. It does still contain alcohol and fragrance.

Yadah Pure Green 3-Step Moisture Care Emulsion

Yadah Pure Green 3-Step Moisture Care Emulsion

“A moisturizing toner that rehydrates the complexion.

  • Royal Jelly extract boosts hydration and keeps the skin moisturized longer.
  • Opuntia Humifusa and Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice helps to deliver intense hydration and protect skin. 
  • Anthemis Nobilis Flower Water gently moisturizes sensitive skin without irritation.”

This also comes in a pump bottle with cap that goes safely secured while travelling. The texture felt like a light lotion and only need to use a small amount of it to boost hydration. After applying this, I notice that it starting to feel heavy on my skin. It has the same scent as the toner.

Weight: 120ml Price: MYR55

Yadah Pure Green 3-Step Moisture Care Emulsion Ingredients
To use this, I pump a small amount and warm it up in between my fingers before massaging it onto my face until it is fully absorbed after toner. This is alcohol free but does contain fragrance.

Yadah Pure Green 3-Step Moisture Care Moisturizing Cream

Yadah Pure Green 3-Step Moisture Care Moisturizing Cream

“Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Opuntia Humifusa Flower/Stem Extract, Royal Jelly Extract, Chamomilia Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract that protects the skin and offers abundant water with moisturizing feeling.”

This intense moisture cream comes in a jar and protective lid to avoid leakage. Again, I had no worries when I was travelling with this as it did not spill at all. I had to be very careful with the amount I use for this cream because I was worried that it could be too rich for me. In fact, the texture is light and it did not feel oily at first after applying it.

Weight: 50ml Price: MYR65Yadah Pure Green 3-Step Moisture Care Moisturizing Cream Ingredients

This cream does contain alcohol and fragrance. I only use this cream at night after emulsion, after discovering that is tends to get oily on me during the day.

Yadah Pure Green 3-Step Moisture Care Before & After 2

In 4 weeks, I witness a positive and healthy improvement from my skin. I’m having lesser breakouts and the acne scars are slowly improving too. I did experience breakout in the mid of using Yadah Pure Green 3-Step Moisture Care series and that is because I was trying a new serum and whenever I started using it, I will result in breaking out the next day. I felt so unfortunate that I will not be able to benefit from the serum and totally stopped using it now.

Yadah Pure Green 3-Step Moisture Care Before & After

Here is a comparison of before and after using Yadah Pure Green 3-Step Moisture Care series shows even more greater improvement in terms of skin radiance, texture, scarring and redness.

Above all…

I have never felt hesitant to use this series as most of them is light weight and made my skin heals fast especially when I had breakouts. It doesn’t require much step to have better skin with this series. Best of all, this series be able to maintain my skin acne free without feeling it being harsh from the chemicals. In fact, I can’t wait to see my skin to be completely acne scar free (hopefully!) if my skin continues to behave well. My only concern is that it doesn’t control oil because I still tend to get oily within 3 to 4 hours. I would recommend this series for those who has normal to combination skin type.

Availability: Selected Sasa outlets

PROs:

  • Light weight
  • Simple 3-step regime
  • Lesser chemicals
  • Helps to repair and boost skin metabolism
  • Maintains skin acne free

CONs:

  • Does not control oil

My Rating: 4.9/5

 

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This skin care range was provided by Yadah for review purposes, kindly refer to disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Yadah Deep Pore Cleansing Facial Brush, Gradually Eliminates Impurities With It’s Super Soft Bristles

Do you use facial brush? Previously, I was using it religiously until I realize that it makes my skin more sensitive because I was getting much redness periodically at the sides of my nose and chin. To a certain point, I put a stop to use the brush and my skin redness became lesser. It did help to improve my skin whereby with lesser blackheads and breakouts. I was introduced to use Yadah Deep Pore Cleansing Facial Brush and felt skeptical if I would love this brush.

Yadah Deep Pore Cleansing Facial Brush

What caught my attention is how cute the brush looked. Furnished with teardrop shaped wood  handle, printed with Yadah and super soft bristles. I kid you not about those bristles!

Yadah Deep Pore Cleansing Facial Brush RM69

This facial brush is available in July 2014 at selected Sasa stores. It helps to gently deep cleanse the pores with 350,00 of 0.045mm superfine fibres to eliminate dirt and makeup residues.

Yadah Deep Pore Cleansing Facial Brush 2It looks rather simple and ordinary but never underestimate as this works pretty well for me. On the earlier stage, I use it everyday but fearing that it will make my skin to be sensitive, I use it on alternate days. It took me some time to figure how to properly utilize this brush because it is very soft and has the tendency to absorb a lot of the cleanser. Finally I sorted the best way it worked for me which is,

  1. Lathering the cleanser and apply onto face.
  2. Soak the brush bristles with enough water.
  3. Work the brush onto face with circular motion, stronger pressure on areas that are more prone to blackheads.

Yadah Deep Pore Cleansing Facial Brush Close Up

Here is a close up of the bristles, doesn’t it look fluffy to you? It may not seem convincing, let’s have a look onto the next photo.

Yadah Deep Pore Cleansing Facial Brush Close Up 2

I have lightly pressed over the bristles and here you can see how they are packed with so many of the soft fibres to work as a deep cleansing facial brush.

Yadah Deep Pore Cleansing Facial Brush Before & After 2

I have use this facial brush for a month now along with Yadah Pure Green 3-Step Moisture Care which I will be reviewing in my next post.  I do notice a significance improvement but I still get breakout because of a serum that I have tried that aggravate it and I had put a stop to use it.

Yadah Deep Pore Cleansing Facial Brush Before & After

Here is a comparison between before and after using the facial brush, I could witness the difference as my skin became clearer progressively.

Above all…

I love using this brush and it did help to reduce blackheads. Normally, I would do sebum extraction myself once a week and now I’m only doing it two weeks once. For the extraction of two weeks once, I noticed that the sebum extracted is lesser than when I was doing it once a week which shows the effectiveness of this facial brush. I wouldn’t say that it 100% cleanses and eliminate dirt but I do believe, in long term this facial brush be able to help to reduce the impurities gradually.

The brush fibres is so soft to touch that it didn’t make my skin sensitive at all. It is very travel friendly as it is almost the size of a palm, however I would suggest to have a cover over the fibres to protect it’s shape and hygienic purposes. Another reason for it is because when it comes to travelling, the facial brush could still be wet and needs to be packed. The cover could possibly help in preventing water drip onto other products as there is a chances that the product would be squashed while travelling.

Price: MYR69.00

Availability: Selected Sasa store

PROs:

  • Soft fibres, gentle on the skin
  • Reduces blackheads gradually
  • Travel friendly size

CONs:

  • Does not eliminate impurities at 100%
  • Could get out of shape while travelling

My Rating: 4.8/5

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This facial brush was provided by Yadah for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh