exfoliators

The Complete Cleansing Ritual

It’s always good to be back home.  Especially when my disappearance from home is about a week, always.  And when I’m back, I would inaugurate a whole seek and destroy regime to make sure I.am.CLEANSED.

Palmolive Naturals Invigorating Liquid Hand Wash 250ml

Palmolive Naturals Invigorating Liquid Hand Wash 250ml

I first wash my hands well and thoroughly for >30seconds or more.  Any soap dispenser would do.  I don’t believe in the anti bacterial sanitizing shit.  Good ol’ proper OCD procedure to get your hands, CLEANSED.

Bio-Essence Cleansing Milk & L'oreal Gentle Lip & Eye Makeup Remover

Bio-Essence Cleansing Milk & L’oreal Gentle Lip & Eye Makeup Remover

Only when the hands are clean enough to touch the face, then the proper facial cleansing regime begins.  I start with an L’oreal Gentle Lip & Eye Makeup Remover to remove my mascara.   I am using L’oreal cause I am trying to help my mom finish that tiny winy bit of it left.  I then used Bio-Essence to remove the makeup on my face.  1 cotton pad, 2 cotton pad, still not enough.  Well I guess we need a higher being in charge from here.

The Holy Trio.

The Holy Trio.

Hada Labo Cleansing Oil

Hada Labo Cleansing Oil

Cleansing Oil is the most effective way of getting rid of all traces of makeup.  So I called in the God of High Heavens.  I rinsed my face first to get rid of the traces of the milk cleanser n what not.  Toweled my face dry, I then rubbed 2 pumps of it and generously apply all over my face, rubbing the product across my face over and over again.  Until I felt my palm warming up a lil bit and that’s when I know it’s pretty much done, I rinse it off thoroughly with water, while again with a little bit of rubbing motion to make sure all unwanted excess are out of the way, out of my face!

Arrahan Lavendar Aroma Peeling Gel

Arrahan Lavendar Aroma Peeling Gel

Towel-patted my face dry, now I moved on to Peeling Gel.  For those with Sensitive skin, please do not use it more than once a week.  Twice a week for normal skin.  Sorry, I just have to stress this cause the face is oh so gloriously brightened you just can’t help and wished you could do this every 1hr!

Technique is important too.  ONLY USE LAST 3 OF YOUR FINGERS to rub the product across the face, put enough pressure just to keep it going.  Focus on the areas where you notice more debris (dead skins) are coming off, rubbing gently in circular motion, alternate with zig-zag motion at rougher patches.  Whole process should NOT last more than 2 minutes.  2 min TOPS, MAX, STOP.

After that, rinse, everything off, and you’ll notice how much “thinner” your skin gets and how much brightened your face is.  Of course, there will be bound to be areas where there’s bits of redness due to your sensitivity.  But fear not, after the whole regime is done, use some anti-sensitivity serum or calming agent to apply it, it will be fine after that.

Mary Kay Timewise 3-in-1 cleanser (combination to oily)

Mary Kay Timewise 3-in-1 cleanser (combination to oily)

Lastly, My Mary Kay Timewise 3-in-1 Cleanser – for combi/oily skin.  The gel texture is always so cooling and smooth and it has really gentle almost melt-able microbeads in it.  I use this as my final wash to wash off all traces of everything left, chemicals left from peeling gel, and what not.

So That’s it.  I would then proceed on with my usual regime of serum-essence-night cream-sleeping mask.

And the next day, I would wake up, wash my face clean, and apply my Algae Purifying Mask that I keep in the fridge, for 30 minutes.  With that night, my favourite Q10+Royal Jelly Double Lifting Mask follows through to hush at my face and goes… “it’s alright now… we are good now… your face is stripped clean and rejuvenated now…”

And my soul, is purified.

 

(See Also : https://pondsandleaves.wordpress.com/2012/11/06/on-the-topic-of-makeup-removal/)

REVIEW : BIOTHERM Biosource Clarifying Exfoliating Gel

This is a bit of an overdue excitement, it has only been a day late but the excitement combusted last night was so great, a day seemed like the leap year had come a full cycle in this girlish continuum.

I met an old friend from school (we’re talking about like 10yrs over) and is currently working at Biotherm counter.  She was extremely generous with the samples, I could say if I used them appropriately, I could go on for 1-2 months.  And did I say?  Samples of a complete set.

So I spent literally hours at the counter just catching up and sharing knowledge on facial care and cosmetics, I ended up buying something.  And since I have literally, holy mole, literally, a whole drawer full of unboxed stuff, the only thing that I could think of getting is an exfoliator.  (And even in that regards, I do have a peeling gel.)

But what I bagged home was more than a can full of butterflies.  Upon using it, it just flutters around me, in me, on me, even danced at the mirror for a lil bit.

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75ml – RM100.00 from Parkson

Your level of experience with exfoliators may differ from mine, cause my skin is so sensitive i once avoided ‘em like guys without jobs (kidding).  But like a food critic, you don’t have to take 20 dishes of dorian fish to know if it’s good or not.

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The micro beads are super fine and gentle.  It’s just unfathomable how the edginess of the scrubs is felt through, yet at the same time whispers charms so ever gently to your face.  Needless to say, the end result of my facial texture was smoother.  My face is hardly clogged so I can’t say much about black/white heads removals.  But dead skin, a definite yes.

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Swatch – Gel like substance when squeezed out of tube

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When spreaded, if you could see the gentle micro beads.

In summary :

Price : Very Decent. RM100.00 for 75ml.  Hardly you get branded goods going at this price, and it’ll last you forever if you scrub 1- 2 a week.

Functionality : Exfoliates without stripping off moisture.  Dead skin cells are well removed.  Most importantly no bat shit insane expanded pores!! (another bad bad experience, for next time)

Packaging and Texture : Standard facial tube packaging.  When first squeezed out, it seems like gel.  Only once spread and you feel itsy bitsy micro beads.  Mild fragrance.

Overall : Great.  Does what it does, without damage (provided you are equipped with the proper knowledge of using scrubs.  General rule is, gentle gentle gentle.)  May not buy it again this can really last, but will definitely recommend it to others.

Till next time, stay healthy and keep that precious face cleaned!

Edit :

THIS PRODUCT SCORED A HEFTY 4.6!! on MAU, and 88% would buy again!

For more official information regarding this products e.g. ingredients, their claims etc, please see

http://www.biotherm-usa.com/product/3367729008463,default,pd.html#tab3