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

 

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This mist 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: Cefenére Essential Collection – Acne Formulation, Effectively Fades Acne Marks But Still Broke Me Out

Cefenére offers a wide range of quality skincare from skin lightening to anti acne. They believe in promoting pure beauty with providing solutions to those who have troubled skin. The product ingredients comes from natural plant that is safe and effective, ideal and suitable for every woman.

Cefenére ESSENTIAL COLLECTION ~ Acne Formulation

I was given the opportunity to try Cefenére Essential Collection – Acne Formulation  set according to my skin trouble as I do have combination skin and acne prone. This set comes with Cefenére Impurity Milk Cleanser and Cefenére Cream Contour.

Cefenére ESSENTIAL COLLECTION ~ Acne Formulation Direction of Use

In the box, it comes with a card on the directions of use. This set is suitable for those who have oily and acne skin sufferer. Cefenére ESSENTIAL COLLECTION ~ Acne Formulation Impurity Milk Cleanser

“Impurity Milk Cleanser dissolves dirt and impurities effectively and soothes inflamed and skin irritation. Effective in battling acne prone skin.

Usage Direction : Apply adequate amount to face and neck, massage gently and rinse off thoroughly. Alternatively, apply and leave on for 20 minutes on serious acne skin before thorough rinsing. Subsequently, apply cream Contour is recommended for best result.

Active Ingredients: Purified water, Angelica Sinensis, Red Sage, Lavender, Orchid flower.

Size: 30ml e 1.0fl.oz” – Cefenére 

The cleanser comes in a pump bottle which is an ease of use and protects the product from oxidation. To be frank, I didn’t get use to it using this cleanser at first because it doesn’t foam and worried if it doesn’t cleanse my skin well. While massaging the milk cleanser onto my face, it glides easily without tugging and it doesn’t feel greasy after rinsing. It does leave a cooling sensation right after rinsing but doesn’t dry out my skin.

Cefenére ESSENTIAL COLLECTION ~ Acne Formulation Cream Contour

“Cream contour is an acne solution to treat acne and breakouts. It regulates sebum secretion and provides tremendous result in pore refining.

Usage Direction : Apply a layer on a cleansed skin especially on acne and breakout areas. Suitable for night and day use. Use Impurity Milk Cleanser for a thorough cleansing before applying Cream Contour is recommended for best result.

Active Ingredients: Deionized water, Coptis root, Angelica sinensis, Red sage, Royal Jelly, Mint.” – Cefenére 

This cream comes in a jar and quite a thick texture. I believe that not everybody would like the scent because it does smell like Chinese herbal ailment, quite strong particularly. I had to be very careful using it during the day because it does feel oily after a while.

Cefenére ESSENTIAL COLLECTION ~ Acne Formulation Skin Makeoer in 7 Days

Cefenére also promises that we will experience the skin makeover in just 7 days. I have already used it for a month and let’s see how did it treat my skin.

Cefenére ESSENTIAL COLLECTION ~ Acne Formulation - After 4 weeks

Over the period of 4 weeks, my skin seems to become more clearer and radiant. Could you see it? Its becoming less dull and my skin becomes much healthier every week. I did had a little breakout on the earlier stage while using this skin care.

Cefenére ESSENTIAL COLLECTION ~ Acne Formulation - After 4 weeks - Forehead

I did noticed that some of my acne scars that was left previously fades away slowly on my forehead. However on the reversal side, another tiny acne did flare up.

Cefenére ESSENTIAL COLLECTION ~ Acne Formulation - After 4 weeks Upper Lips

Here is  also a comparison on the area between my nose and lips. The acne subsided slowly and also acne marks are faded.

Cefenére ESSENTIAL COLLECTION ~ Acne Formulation - After 4 weeks Side

On the closer look of my cheek, it doesn’t seem like much difference but let’s look closer.

Cefenére ESSENTIAL COLLECTION ~ Acne Formulation - After 4 weeks Side Cheek Chin

The acne did subside as shown earlier and more acne scar marks faded its way but one tiny acne also decided to flare up on its own way.

Cefenére ESSENTIAL COLLECTION ~ Acne Formulation - Before & After

The ‘Before’ photo is before I started using this set, which also means before Week 1 and ‘After’ is on Week 4. I love how glowing my skin became! It was dull and lifeless, acne scars was more obvious before.

Cefenére ESSENTIAL COLLECTION ~ Acne Formulation - Before & After Side

Here is a show on the side of my face.  There’s another 2 acne scar marks on my cheek that faded and the chin area cleared up so well.

Cefenére ESSENTIAL COLLECTION ~ Acne Formulation Flimsy Packaging

I don’t have much complains on the packaging usually but I’m suggesting that the Cream Contour jar should be improved. It has dual layer for the jar of inner and outer. If I close the jar lid tightly, the next time I try to open it the outer jar lid comes off leaving the inner stays intact. This happened very often while I’m using it. Because it also comes with a protective cover after the lid, the first time I lift it and the entire inner jar came off from the outer. I had to put it back and press to make sure it snap to stay secure with the outer jar.

Verdict?

I love how it did clear my skin but the backlash is that it is not 100% to be acne free while using this skin care because my acne still did flared up. However, those acne is just the tiny ones. I believe the scent of the Contour Cream may be overwhelming especially if you are scent sensitive and hopefully Cefenére could consider improving their jar for the Contour Cream. This set of skin care improved my skin and broke me out, its very hard for me to say that it’s guaranteed positive result. The result of being less acne, scar improvement weigh far better.

Price: MYR148

AvailabilityCefenére.com

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PROs:

  • Fades acne scar marks
  • Natural ingredients
  • Skin more radiant and healthy
  • Doesn’t dry out skin

CONs:

  • Broke me out
  • Average oil controlling properties
  • Poor packaging (jar)

My Ratings: 4/5

 

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This skin care set was provided by Cefenére for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Pampering Session With Michelle Tay @ Biotherm, Introducing Aquasource Deep Serum

When Biotherm shared in their Facebook about having to run sessions with their Training and Education Manager, Michelle Tay, I called up and book a space almost immediately. I was interested to learn how else more that I can improve my skin and Biotherm has been a reputable brand over the years. With this session they are introducing their new serum, Biotherm Aquasource Deep Serum.

Pampering Session With Michelle Tay @ Biotherm, Introducing Aquasource Deep Serum - Facebook Banner

Image Courtesy of Biotherm Facebook

The pampering session was held in three locations, two in Kuala Lumpur and one in Johor. For those who is in Johor, you can still book your spot because it will be held end of this month.

Pampering Session With Michelle Tay @ Biotherm, Introducing Aquasource Deep Serum 2

Before we start on the session, we were introduced with the new Biotherm Aquasource Deep Serum. This serum has 3 times more concentrated of Life Plankton which is rich in 35 nutrients and has the capability to boost regenerative system in our skin. The results on the skin?

  • Deeply hydrated, more bouncy – 92%
  • More luminous, full of life – 90%
  • Boost hydration routine efficiancy – 80%

The Aquasource range is Biotherm’s best seller, 1 sold at every 7 seconds. Their design is inspired by the shape of water droplet and this serum is enriched with millions of shimmering micro-pearls to enhance the skin’s brighteness and luminosity.

Pampering Session With Michelle Tay @ Biotherm, Introducing Aquasource Deep Serum  4

Michelle shared with us the right technique of application and products to use according to skin type. She stressed on our skin is very fragile and we have to treat it gently and provide the best for our skin. She first began with this participant (my bad for not getting her name) and her skin is troubled with acne flaring most on her cheeks, Michelle recommends these steps for day regime.

1. Remove all traces of makeup and sunblock using Biosource Clarifying Cleansing Milk.
2. By using Biosource Tonifying Exfoliating Cleansing Gel to exfoliate away the dirt, dead skin cells and makeup residues. It is recommended to use small circular motions when exfoliating.
3. Tone, prep and remove excess cleanser on the skin with Aquasource Instant Hydration Toning Lotion.

Pampering Session With Michelle Tay @ Biotherm, Introducing Aquasource Deep Serum 5

4. Gently spot treat over her flaring acne with Pure-fect Skin Anti-Imperfection Targeted Solution. Only dab over those stubborn acne.

5. Boost skin moisture with Pure-fect Skin Pure Skin Effect Hydrating Gel. No matter what type of skin you are, your skin always in need of hydration.

6. Finally warm and blend little by little with White D-Tox CC Anti-Redness Color Correction Smoothing Base SPF 50+ PA++. This helps to reduce the redness from the flaring acne by color correcting it and helps to mattify her skin.

Pampering Session With Michelle Tay @ Biotherm, Introducing Aquasource Deep Serum 6

Each of us gets personal consultation with Michelle for right skincare of different skin concern. She also gave us to sample many different types moisturiser. She was really friendly and open for questions. Here are some questions that I have asked, this might be some advices useful for you.

1. During the day sunblock is essential, must we use makeup remover to remove it at the end of the day?

Definitely! Many are unaware of such regime but the ingredient such as titanium dioxide is commonly found in our sunblock which creates that shiny film on our skin. At the end of your day, this ingredient  may clog your pores therefore it is very important to remove your sunblock with makeup remover.

2. I do have an electronic facial brush that makes cleansing better, do I still have to use exfoliator?

For normal skincare regime, I would recommend to exfoliate 2-3 times a week but if you have an electronic facial brush, its great to exfoliate at least once a week especially on the nose and chin areas. These are the areas you tend to easily get black or whiteheads and they are most likely to be very stubborn to remove. Exfoliating helps to remove and soften them plus daily cleansing will help to reduce them periodically.

3. I have seen two different ways of using sheet masks, one is to use right after cleansing and another is to use after moisturizer. Which is the ideal way?

If you’re using a mask after cleansing your skin, they are prepping your skin to absorb better for skincare you’re going to use after the mask. If you’re using a mask after your moisturizer, it helps to boost your skin properties especially on hydration. Both ways are still capable to improve your skin texture and condition as they are mainly to help to prep or boost your skin.

 

I would like to thank you Biotherm and Michelle for such informative session. I’m really tempted to try the White D-Tox CC Color Correction Smoothing Base SPF 50+ PA++ after witnessing the mattifying effect and the color correction. To end this session, each of us were given Aquasource  Deep Serum (15ml) to try!

Keep yourself updated with Biotherm Malaysia by liking their Facebook below and they are currently giving out samples of Aquasource Deep Serum throughout Malaysia, you’ll just have to spot the Mermaid and Merman around you. They have the latest location updated in their Facebook from time to time.


 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh