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

Review: Garnier Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream SPF20/PA+++ Protects My Skin, Fades Old & New Acne Marks Periodically

As Garnier expanding it’s skincare range, they are also improving their existing ones. I have always been a fan with their whitening range as it is formulated with lemon extract and they are not as rich or oily. I had the opportunity to try Garnier Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream SPF20/PA+++ and let’s hear it for what I have to say on this cream.Garnier Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream with Express White Complex SPF20PA+++

‘Garnier introduces a new formula to not only help your skin become up to three tones fairer in four weeks* but also protect it from future UV-induced spots, dullness, and unevenness with higher UV protection and two powerful ingredients, Express White Complex™ and Lemon Extract.

*Self-scoring by 43 Asian women using Self Color Map, 168 tones.
Whitening Efficacy with a Unique Delivery System

What makes the new Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream SPF20/PA+++ so effective is it’s new whitening active, Express White Complex™. This new whitening active contains Snowpine C+, which is known to be 10x more efficient than Viatmin C*, combined with a gentle exfoliation ingredient LHA, for fast, deep, and stronger protection.

1. Faster

Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream SPF20/PA+++ gives your skin up to three tones fairer in four weeks**.

2. Deeper***

Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream SPF20/PA+++ helps minimise the appearance of dark spots.

3. Stronger

Aside from minimising the appearance of dark spots, Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream SPF20/PA+++ offers skin better protection from sun damage with it’s higher UV protection.

Experience skin that is not only up to three tones fairer in four weeks*** that is also protected from future UV-induced spots, dullness and unevenness. Pimple marks are reduced, dark spots become less visible and skin tone is evened out.

*In-vitro test **Self-scoring by 43 Asian women using Self Color Map, 168 tones. ***Epidermis layer. ****Self-scoring by 43 Asian women using Self Color Map, 168 tones.’

Garnier Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream with Express White Complex SPF20PA+++ Texture

The cream texture is really thick and it is slightly fluffy where the cream does not feel oily. Once blended, it doesn’t feel oily either however if applied too much, it will leave a white cast onto the skin. This cream does not promise any matte or oil control function, therefore I will not be expecting my skin to stay oil free while having this on. If you ask me about the scent, it does have a light lemon scent which is quite refreshing for me.

Garnier Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream with Express White Complex SPF20PA+++ Ingredients

In this cream, it does contain alcohol, paraben, silica and fragrance. Just a highlight that these ingredients may not be friendly if you have sensitive and easy clogging skin.

Garnier Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream with Express White Complex SPF20PA+++ Before & After 4 Weeks

I have been using this cream for one good month and I usually use this before I head out for my day as it contains SPF that would be able to protect my skin from harmful UV rays. If you follow me long enough, I’m sure you will know I couldn’t stress more of the importance of sun protection.

Week 1 – I was breaking out even from the week before and when I started on this cream, my skin started to breakout even more.

Week 2 – Most breakouts subsided and cleared a bit leaving a few acne marks behind.

Week 3 – Skin tone is evened out and most of acne marks faded very well.

Week 4 – Overall skin is much brighter. Do ignore the fresh red spots as I had this photo taken right after sebum extraction.

Garnier Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream with Express White Complex SPF20PA+++Before & After

I know it would probably seemed meaningless that I have compiled together the photo of my face after sebum extraction as an after photo. I do have my point here actually as I’m being real with my review and lifestyle. In a way that this cream didn’t help in terms of reducing sebum production though it is not what it claims, however my skin was not able to take it.

Above all…

I love how this cream helped to calm down my breakouts though they were all out on the first week of using this cream. Throughout using this cream, it also helped to fade those acne marks fresh and old ones including to even out my skin tone to appear brighter. My skin also appear clearer by Week 3 which I am very happy of. My skin was protected well with it’s SPF.

For all the love, there is a backlash to it whereby my skin would still clogged with blackheads, greatly especially at the nose and chin area. This could be possibly due to silica as it could clog skin easily.

Price: MYR21.90

Weight: 50ml

Availability: All nationwide leading pharmacies, super/hypermarket and selective departmental stores.

PROs:

  • Calms down break out.
  • Helps to fade fresh and old acne marks.
  • Evens out skin tone.
  • Brighter skin.
  • Skin is well protected.

CONs:

  • Broke out a week of using.
  • Clogged skin in result of blackheads.

My Rating: 4.6/5

 

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

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Sephora Ginseng Mask, It’s Medicinal Benefits Heals My Skin & Lessen Skin Redness

Speaking of ginseng, it is very well known for it’s medicinal benefits and nowadays, they are commonly found in cosmetics, skincare and supplements. This time round, I have tried Sephora Ginseng Mask which I’m quite impressed of. Let me just share with you my thoughts on this mask.

Sephora Ginseng Mask

‘A new item in the Made In Sephora range, the Ginseng mask is also one of the best-selling variants in the Sephora Natural Therapy Mask collection. A fibre mask rich with ginseng root extract, it tones and revitalises skin, restoring its suppleness. Ginseng root extract also provides a tightening effect to energise and “re-plump” the complexion. The fibre mask hugs facial contours perfectly ensuring your skin fully absorbs the nutrients from the mask.’

Sephora Ginseng Mask Pack

Sephora Ginseng mask comes in a round card pack and in Sephora, you’ll be able to find a variety of mask like this with different key ingredients. They come in bright colors for it’s packaging and for ginseng, it would be bright yellow. At the back of the mask describes the function and benefits of the mask and it is made in China even Sephora in China has them in store.

Sephora Ginseng Mask Inside

Upon opening the card pack, there is a pocket with an image of the key ingredient where the actual mask pack is placed .

Sephora Ginseng Mask Pack 2

This is how the actual pack look like, behind of it there’s instruction on how to use the sheet mask. Of course, best to use it after you have cleansed your skin.

Sephora Ginseng Mask Close Up

The sheet mask is soaked with adequate essence and I’m amazed that the sheet mask is imprinted with Sephora logo all over it. the next thing that I’m worried if it will imprint over my skin.

Sephora Ginseng Mask How To

To use is really simple, just a few steps would do.

  1. Unfold the mask carefully.
  2. Place the mask over cleansed face.
  3. The mask is stretchable, therefore pull the mask slightly against your face to fit according to your face shape.
  4. Leave the mask on for up to 20 minutes.

Upon using the mask, it has a faint scent of ginseng bitterness which reminded me of how I used to consume bird nest with ginseng in it and rock sugar.  It is yummy and it tingles my tastebuds for this mask scent.

Sephora Ginseng Mask Before & After

After 20 minutes, the immediate effect that I noticed is my skin is much brighter and plumped. It doesn’t leave my skin feeling tacky and it allows my skin to absorb my skin care products well. There was no imprints of Sephora logo on my skin at all, I’m relieved!

Above all…

The mask is thick enough to avoid any tear when I was unfolding the mask and I loved how the mask is stretchy that it sort of ‘wraps’ onto my skin. By all means, it fits according to my face shape firmly without any air bubbles trapped. I did sebum extraction a day before and the mask did help to assist in healing my skin because on the next day, I do notice that my skin redness is much lessen. Another bonus point is that it doesn’t leave any stickiness behind after using the mask.

I would say Sephora sheet masks are pretty affordable in terms of price and the results delivered. I’m keen to try more of their mask! If you buy them in bundle, it’s much more valuable.

Price: RM10 – 1 sheet / RM40 – 5 sheets

Availability: Sephora stores

PROs:

  • Easy to use
  • Stretchy feature fits firmly onto face shape accordingly
  • Does not leave any sticky residue
  • Skin plumped and moisturized
  • Heals skin and lessen redness
  • Affordable

CONs:

  • None so far!

My Rating: 5/5

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

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