Thursday, July 26, 2012

Review: StemCello Revitalizing EGF Vitamin C Serum

Hello dollies~ I'm back with another skincare review. If you've been following me for some time you might already know that I'm a sucker for Vit C Ampoule type serum. I personally think that the attached pipette is somewhat cute! Haha... Okay, this time, it's a serum from SkinCure, Inc., StemCello EGF Vitamin C Serum. I've been using this serum for almost a month now~

Product Description:
StemCello Revitalizing EGF Vitamin C is a rich serum developed with the advanced stem cell technology. The serum contains EGF which is well-known as an essential bio-active material to keep skin healthy. EGF works on stem cells of skin to have better elasticity and smooth the wrinkles. The EGF, Novel prized ingredient actualizes the natural stem cell rejuvenation and significantly enhances your skin in moisturizing and energizing.
• Helps combat chronological aging.
• Helps preserve the youthful look and vitality of skin.
• Helps delay the senescence of essential cells in the skin.
• Keeps skin healthy by supplying EGF from outside.
• Accelerates skin cell renewal.
• Returns skin’s natural balance and hydration.

Price: USD $ 99

if you want to know more about the company, SkinCure, Inc., click HERE. I received a lot of other samplers and one booklet, here's how they look:

I spent some time to read the booklet and found a fascinating fact about EGF, or Epidermal Growth Factor. Basically, this EGF is a growth factor that stimulates cell growth, and this EGF also stimulating our Stem Cell to grow even more and replace others broken cell or tissue on our skins. I've found several Korean skincare products with EGF in it, one of them is the ReCell serum that I reviewed earlier.

 No additional coloring agents! Good :)

Active ingredients of EGF Vitamin C Serum, it contains so many beneficial herbs and plant extracts, as well as the Emortal that originated from a pea. ^-^
And this is the appearance of the 30ml glass bottle, quite handy to be taken out for travel because the outer cardboard packaging is sturdy enough to hold it well. The glass itself is dark brown in color to prevent direct hit from sunlight. As you may know as well, sunlight can damage most of skincare product, especially one with Vitamin C in it, since Vit C is very prone to oxidation.

Two layers of cardboard. The inner cardboard is thick and strong enough to hold the bottle.

I'm liking this attached ampoule pipette so much!!! It's very easy to use and very hygienic. The texture itself is very watery, hence the absorption process is super fast. I usually apply 3 or 4 drops to my face and I need to spread the liquid very quickly nor it won't be spreading evenly to my face. It also smells good! Very subtle, mild, and gentle, with a soft aroma of liquidy medicine. I use it twice daily, after toner, but didn't proceed to emulsion/cream. >.< My skin has become more oilier these days, so this serum alone will do. As for the long term results (been using this for a month), I notice that my pigmented acne scars started to fade, from dark brown to light brown. This is good ^-^~ But I didn't notice a significant improvement of the fine lines. I have rather deep 'fine' lines on my undereye area. TT^TT

To be frank, the downside is: this serum might be not moisturizing enough for people with normal skins. (But it fits me very well though, my skintype is oily). But me and my oily skins love this serum a lot, because of the wateryness, and it didn't make my skin anymore oily than it naturally was. I'll honestly rank this serum as a Holy Grail now, replacing the BRTC vitalizer C-10 ampoule that I used to love a lot!

Moisturizing properties:Photobucket
Overall rating:Photobucket

I definitely recommend this for those with dull complexion and oily skin type, because the 'glowy' effect it gives is real, thanks to Vit C! It brighten up my skin just right, not too pale, and gives you a healthy complexion.
And this is me, after using the serum for almost a month! Hehehe.... with a little amount of BB cream on ^-^ Pardon my goofy face, lolz.

If you wanna read more information about the product, please visit their official website HERE. I'll see you real soon on my next post~ ^-^ As for now, I'm eager and excited to know your favorite serum/ampoule, so please share with me~ Thanks for reading!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Review: CATALINA GEO Color Capsule Make-up Base [Blue]

Hey ladies! As promised, here's the review of Catalina Geo Color Capsule Make-up Base in blue~ I've only found a small number of review about this baby in google. I've reviewed other Catalina Geo products the other day.

Product Description:
Catalina Geo Capsule Makeup Base offers you a world's first. Benefits are UV filters, it moisturises the skin and is non allergenic. It applies smoothly and evenly providing a perfect base for makeup to last all day. It comes in 3 shades, each offering different benefits.

Desspite being a Korean product, some description is written in chinese. Never seen things like this before on any other korean make-up product though.

Ingredients, haz paraben and fragrance in it, so for those who have atopic skin, be extra careful~^^

My capsule is in blue :). Though, I think the violet is more suitable for me since I have a yellowish complexions. However, I love love LOVE the bottle! Don't you think they look cute? Especially the pastel colored bubble particle. So basically it's a mix of bubble/sphere particle and a transparent gel. I'll show you more of the packaging now:

To be frank, this is my first ever make-up base, I've never really wear a full make up though. And as a girl who start wearing make-up at 22 =p I'd prefer to have only a few layers of make-up on my face, even up til now. If you know me through my blog, you must be thinking that I wear make-up on my daily basis, but I am not. Hence in my review now, I couldn't really compare this baby with any other make-up base.

The pump mechanism will crush and 'blend' the bubble particles, creating a pastel blue liquid. But when I said crush, it would be roughly crushed that I can still notice very small blue particles and whatnot. This makes the blending become a little tricky because the small particles will spread all over my face and I really need time to settle them.

It really does makes my skin slightly fairer, and gives me brighter complexion. It's very sheer and doesn't give any coverage. However, I like the sheerness since it doesn't gives any marked color difference between my neck and my face. I've always pay attention to this detail because you will look NG (not good) if peoples notice the color difference between your face and your neck, eek..~~

This thing is also very moisturizing, I always skip the moisturizer part now before using any BB cream, and apply the make-up base in place of it. Also, after each application I notice that my face tends to be more oilier than it usually does. I have no problem with the grease, well, I read an article on soompi about a beauty salon in Korea, JENNY HOUSE, if you know. The girl on the article said that the MUA in Jenny House put a plentiful amount of moisturizer, face spray, and other liquid to prep the skin before make up. And the 'oil' from the product really does add longevity to her make-up. I simply think this product works in the same way.

However, other than the dewiness effect it gives, I don't feel this make up base add much longevity to my make up. It just gives me a right amount of moisture, and a being versatile one, this can also act as a sunscreen.

If you are interested in knowing more about the product, or even buy this color capsule make-up base, please visit this site:
For australian: CATALINA GEO-AU

So Jelly!

Okay, that would be all for the review. And would you care to share your favorite make-up base? I'm willing to know your favorite make-up base and your thougts about them.^-^ hehe... So thanks for reading and I'll see you soon~ :)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Review: Re Cell Serum, Tera Eco BnB Cream, Sunblock & Cleansing Gel

Today I'll be reviewing four items (in sample size) that I recently received from Korea Cosmetics. I'm really excited because it's my first time trying product from Tera Eco, eventhough it's only in sample size but I got quite a lot so I can write a decent review, hopefully... lulz.

Tera Eco was established in 2006 in Korea and won the award of Excellence in Korea Female Business Contest, So yea... if you're interested to know more about Korean skincare and cosmetics brand, feel free to visit TeraEco official site.

First, let me show you the fullsize product of Recell Serum~

And these are the samples size product, I received 8 sachets of the serums (4 each), I only need two or three drops each use so one sachet can last for two or even three days.

Re Cell Serum I:
This amazing serum gives your skin an younger-looking glow and leaves it feeling incredibly silky. Collagen Fluid care serum is the refreshing. Phytogel type of essence E.G.F in ReCell which is made from pure and natural extracts. It keeps your skin fresh and clear. Collagen Fluid Care Serum highly concentrated levels of active and nutritional to your skin, seals in the maximum daily required as well as strengthen the skin by naturally stimulating collagen production. This helps repair skin imperfections like fine lines and wrinkles while protecting the skin from the aging effects of the environment. Non-irritating. Great for all skin types
Re Cell Serum II:
This amazing serum is pure and natural fruit extract. E.G.F in ReCell that contains fruit acid to help protect and against damaging your skin from UV. Vitamin Fluid Care Serum prevents premature signs of aging and helps stimulate your skin's metabolism. Highly recommended to improve your skin's clarity and radiance. Non-irritating. Great for all skin types.

My Quick Verdict:
I've been using this serum for one week only, so I can't really notice the effect to my skins. Basically, it's a two step skincare serum in gel form. This thing is rather special because it contains EGF or Epidermal Growth Factor, hence the name Re Cell! Nah, as for the EGF things, I've been using serum with EGF in it for nearly a month now, and I will make a post about that one later on. The gel is absorbed fast into skin and does not leave a sticky feel. Despite being gel, it has a good moisturizing properties.

TeraEco BnB Cream~sample size

 TeraEco Sunblock Cream SPF 50

Tera Eco BnB Special Cream:
Cover dark circles under eyes and instantly lift your look with this innovative pairing of concealer and coordinating power. Provides a smooth, long-wearing invisible coverage for all skin blemishes. Water-resistant, fragrance-free and non-acnegenic.
Contains Portulaca extract, Green Tea Extracts, Vitamin A.E, Matricaria Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Gel.

My Quick verdict:
I'm liking the BnB Cream so much! I wore this BnB Cream for the good 6 hour last night and I know that I'm going to like it since the very first time I tried it. I'm not trying to sound like an advertisement, I will definitely purchase the full size once I finished the other BB cream in my stash! Hehe, it gives me a matte finish at first and it will start to dew a little after several hours. I notice it has a good oil control properties too because the oiliness on my skin seems to be much more under control. Coverage is good, finally I can use lesser amount of concealer with the BnB cream on ^-^. Great product!

Tera Eco SunBlock SPF 50 PA+++ :
It helps protect the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays that age and damage the skin. This incredible cream helps fight off free radicals, reduces discolorations, and prevents new ones from forming. It is clinically proven to not only protect the skin against sun damage and the environment, but also to protect the skin from fine lines and dark spots.

My Quick Verdict:
I've never really worn a stand alone sunblock cream on my face before, haha. Usually I'd prefer to wear BB cream with SPF in it. What I like the most of this cream is its pleasing and subtle scent, it reminds me to a chamomile flower. ^-^ Other than that, you would find this cream just the same as any other run of the mill sunblock cream. Creamy consistency, no coverage, and no sticky feeling afterwards.

And this one is a rice cleansing gel from Tera Eco. It contains Rice Extract/ Herb Extract/ Hyarulonic Acid/ Fruit Acid/ Human Oligopeptide. It works well to clean any traces of BB cream on my skin and it also has a scrub like things in the gel. 

That's all about the beauty prodcut from Tera Eco! Hehe, hopefully you'll find one or more products that will suit your skin from this brand~! I'll see you soon on my next post, Bubbye~ :3