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: 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: L’oreal White Perfect Total 10, Skin Is Evidently Brighter, Even Out and Radiant In A Month

We can’t deny that no matter what type of skin type we have, we definitely will need moisturiser and sun protection during the day. L’oreal White Perfect Total 10  promises to intensively whiten as well as to provide protection and shine-free skin.

L'oreal White Perfect Total 10

Arrived in June 2014, L’oreal has came out with the latest day cream with SPF30 PA+++ with 10 total action and protection.

L'oreal White Perfect Total 10 Benefits

L’oreal White Perfect Total 10 is the first ever whitening cream that provides deep whitening and full protection with oil control. Using Vitamin CX Technology, it is a unique combination of three types of vitamins which is C, B3 and E that will be able to help in improve skin darkening at the epidermis level.  The Advance Shield Complex SPF30 PA+++ helps to protect the skin from harmful UV rays. Both technology will be able to help to prevent and protect the skin from darkening and be able to reduce spots and further skin darkening.

L'oreal White Perfect Total 10 2

When I first came across this cream, I thought the packaging look really familiar and realised that it is very similar to Olay. It is a stubby pump bottle following on the color scheme of White Perfect range, the designation looks simple and clinical.

L'oreal White Perfect Total 10  Pump
It does come with a stopper at where the pump dispenses. The shape of the dispensing rim is a flat rounded rectangle.

L'oreal White Perfect Total 10 Ingredients

In their ingredients listing, I do notice that it contains alcohol, silica and salicylic acid. For as long as I have used it, up until today, I have yet to experience any irritation from using this and yes, while using this it doesn’t really aggravate breakouts. In fact since it has salicylic acid, this ingredient actually helps in fighting acne.

L'oreal White Perfect Total 10 Texture

Just like a cream, the texture seems quite rich, thick and has a faint hint of lilac color which I believe that helps to color correct our skin tone to brighten it up. Upon blending into the skin, it does have that shine where I believe it comes from titanium dioxide which is in their ingredients. I was very worried earlier that this cream could be too rich for my skin after testing on it’s texture on my hand. I would skip my daily moisturizer and just use this after emulsion.

L'oreal White Perfect Total 10 Before & After 2

I have used it in the course of a month and my skin seems to behaving well every week. Pardon on the breakouts, as I do noticed this happened when I use this particular serum and once I stopped using it, the breakout stops. The acnes is a evidence of improvement from using this cream as I realized that the redness from the acne subsides very well. Not only that, my skin seems to be brighter, less dull and even out every week.

L'oreal White Perfect Total 10 Before & After

In comparison of before using the cream and after a month. The results is pretty evident whereby my acne redness has improved as well as dullness. My skin is much more brighter now!

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Above all…

Despite of how evident the results were, I believe there is a need to improve in selective areas. Though it claims that they are able to keep skin shine-free and oil controlling, it did not work so well on me. With the humidity and long hours in the air conditioning environment, my skin still gets oily within 2 hours. It will be great if this cream finishes off matte or powdery, it will have a better power in oil controlling. Other than so, I do not have problem with this cream at all. Since it has salicylic acid in the cream, I cannot assure that if this is suitable for normal or sensitive skin type.

Price: MYR39.90

Weight: 50ml

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

PROs:

  • Improves skin dullness
  • Even out skin tone
  • Evident whitening effect on overall face and acne mark
  • Does not aggravate acne

CONs:

  • Does not have strong oil controlling power

My Rating: 4.8/5

 

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This cream was provided by L’oreal for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh