Wednesday 25 April 2018

[REVIEW] Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Green Tea

Hi guys, I'm back with another product review. It's from Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Green Tea.

What it is?
With 30 single-use exfoliating pads, this product provides gentle yet effective exfoliation of dead skin cells and impurities, leaving skin smoother and clear. Dead skin cells are sloughed off the surface of the skin using the unique 3 layer pad technology. Its star ingredient, Green Tea, is a powerful antioxidant that prevents premature aging and is an anti-inflammatory that helps soothe irritated skin. " - source:

Volume : 30 pads

Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Centella Asiatica Extract, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Coptis Japonica Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Extract, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Butylene Glycol, Benzophenone-5, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carbomer, Tromethamine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance

It comes in this huge tube made of transparent glass. As you can see this is not travel friendly.
If you open the lid, there's a seal underneath so your pads are all safe. The seal is made to keep your pads fresh and still damp with the essence. The product itself smells great when you open the seal. The smell is refreshing.

Product Details
The circle pad is soaked with the essence, it comes with two sides; the rough side which is called "gauze" to exfoliate your skin and the softer side to wipe the excess dirt. There's a pocket for your fingers when you're using the pad, it makes it easy and very convenient to use. You just flip the pad if you want to switch the side. You're supposed to use the rough side first all over your face then wipe it off with the softer side then rinse it off. You should rinse it off before you continue your skincare routine!

Exfoliation is divided into two; the physical or the chemical. This pad is a physical exfoliation so you may use only 1-2 times a week, because if you use it daily you'll experience the "over-exfoliation" which may caused redness, acne, irritation, etc and some people says physical exfoliation can damage your skin surface that's why it will be good if you only use it 1-2 times a week, I personally use it once a week because I'm using my other exfoliation products. If you are curious about what method will work better for you, I suggest you to read the comparison between those method first and decide later what works for you and of course your skin types. But I would say physical exfoliation is the "basic" exfoliator method to do to take out your dead skin cells, if you are new to skincare or you are afraid of chemical exfoliant.

I can not say you'll get instant result of what the brand promises with this pad but I notice my skin is smoother but don't use it if you have an active acne because physical exfoliator will worsen it. Exfoliator is good to help fading hyperpigmentation too. I'm currently not using any spesific chemical exfoliant beside my cream which contains acid. So this pad and my other exfoliator are the ones I go for if I want to get rid of my dead skin cells. Eventhough the rough side is quite abrasive to my liking, I like how it contains such as Centella Asiatica Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Green Tea or Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, which are good for acne-prone skin as they have soothing and calming properties.

I've tried the Lemon and Wine too, as the comparison I feel like the three of them are kinda similar but I choose Wine over. It wins my heart because of the smell, it smells heavenly like wine or grape juice (imagine of grape juice....). So if you like the physical exfoliator, don't hesitate to try Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Pad, these might be an option for you!

LOL. Bonus photo.

Rp. 293.300 or around $22 for 30 pads, it's still affordable right?
You can get it with price Rp. 293.300 if you purchase through
Plus discount Rp. 50.000 for all items minimal purchase Rp. 300.000 with my voucher code! :)

Rating : 3/5 (A great and convenient physical exfoliator but the rough side quite abrasive for my liking)


Thursday 19 April 2018

Acne Treatment Essentials

Hi! It's Grace here.
I'm back with another skincare post, but today I'll just make it quick so you called it quick review. This post is all about my acne treatment essentials which I am currently using, some of them are not my holy grail or am-going-to-repurchase products, but I'll just make the review hoping it will be helpful as your references.

First thing first, I bought these products with my own money as people said they're good (well you know I am struggling with acne till now and always curious about acne products hahahah), all reviews are based on my personal experience which are not influenced by the brand. Second, the reaction may differ one another as we have different skin types, conditions, and locations. Third, even though maybe this product was not working on my skin, it doesn't mean it won't work too to you and vice versa or if it works really good on my skin then you notice the product worsen your acne, it doesn't mean I am lying on my reviews saying the product is good. You read it again, the reaction may differ one another as we have different skin types, conditions, and locations.

Okay now let's move on to the quick review.......

1. @tiff_body Loria Acne Lotion
I can say this is the cheapest acne treatment on my acne essentials, it's only Rp 29.000 per bottle.
But to be honest I bought this because there's too many people rave about this product and since it's cheap why don't I try? hahaha. You should shake them well before using, it's kinda similar like the "pink sediment" on Mizon product but you need to mix the sediment if using Loria. It's good for whiteheads too or small bumps.

  • Ingredients?
  • Aqua, Alcohol, Zinc Oxide, Propylene Glycol, Menthol, Fragrance, Piper Bettle Leaf Oil, Benzoic Acid, Boric Acid, Salicylic Acid, Dipotassiumglycyrrhizinate
  • Volume: 30 ml
  • How to Use?
  • First, clean the acne area surface. Second, shake the bottle. Third, use the cotton swab to dip and place directly to the acne areas.
I would say I don't really like that "alcohol and menthol" sensation to my face, somehow I feel it's very strong and it stings more than Mizon if you put it on the open wound. Although people say alcohol is good for bumps, I will only use this to stubborn bumps or whiteheads if they're still not going after using the other acne products. But the good thing is I don't feel my skin become dry or patchy because of the product (I only put in on the spot).
Rating: 2/5 (I'd save my skin from too much alcohol, I guess this product is not for me)

2. Mizon AC Acence Blemish Out Pink Spot
You know the famous Mario Badescu drying lotion? The concept is kinda similar but I haven't tried the Mario Badescu one so I can't make a comparison between both of them. This product works good with the pink sediment inside (PLEASE NOTE! Don't mix the sediment with the yellow top layer, if it's mixed take some times for the pink sediment settle)

  • What it is?
  • This concentrated spot solution targets blemish troubles. The top yellow layer is formulated with BHA, AHA, and natural ingredients that help slough away residue, blackheads and dead skin cells, while the pink powder beneath calms inflamed spots. Together, they work to heal and protect the skin from future damage. Great for all skin types especially acne-prone skin. 
  • Ingredients?
  • Salicylic Acid, Aqua, Alcohol, Calamine, Glycerin, Titanium Dioxide, Glycolic Acid, Dimethyl Sulfone, Camphor, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Rubus Idaeus Fruit Extract, Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Coptis Chinensis Root Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract, Saccharum Officinarum Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum Extract, Pinus Pinaster Bark/bud Extract, Hedera Helix Extract, Citrus Grandis Peel Oil    - source:
  • Volume: 30 ml
  • How to Use?
  • Before bed, wash your face and apply toner. Using a clean cotton swab, dip the tip into the pink sediment of the solution and place a dab of it directly on the blemish. It will dry overnight and come morning, you will rinse with lukewarm water.

I only use this for whiteheads because it helps the "whiteheads" to dry faster but I would say this is not suitable for cystic or non-heads acne hahaha if you're experiencing cystic acne try the Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion (review below). This leaves a cast or the pink powder settles really well so I only use it at night except you are okay with those pinky spots all over your face. Once the pink powder settle it will dry and if you touch it will become pink powder. It will sting if you put it on the open wound acne, you'd better be careful!
Rating: 3/5 (I don't think I'll repurchase unless there's no more products like this. I am still curious about the Mario Badescu and if you know ENCA, I think it works better on my skin.)

3. Lion Pair Acne Cream
I would say this is the most gentle acne treatment I've ever tried. It has no scent, no white cast even though the cream itself is white, it doesn't dry out your skin nor worsen it. This is one of my holy grail!! HAHAHAHA

4. Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion
It contains sediment too like the pink powder but this one is white so you need to mix them up before using on the spot.
  • What it is?
  • This is a lightweight, quick-absorbing spot treatment specifically designed to target large, under-the-surface bumps. Buffering lotion is best suited to oily and combination skin types. Reducing redness and inflammation, 
  • Ingredients?
  • Isopropyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Zinc Oxide, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Panthenol, Allantoin, Biotin, Isopropyl Myristate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Pyridoxine HCL, Propylene Carbonate
  • Volume: 29 ml
  • How to Use?
  • Before bed, wash your face and apply toner. Using a clean cotton swab, dip the tip into the pink sediment of the solution and place a dab of it directly on the blemish. It will dry overnight and come morning, you will rinse with lukewarm water. Only use it on active blemishes. Do not apply anything on top of the Buffering Lotion.

I will use this on my cystic acne since it penetrates deep into your skin and help fasten the process either to make it becomes whitehead or heal it. But I only use it at night just because the "sediment" will only sit on the surface so if you use it during daytime with makeup, it won't look good. This is not my holy grail I can say, it does good job but not as wow as I expected remembering the price is not cheap. This will work on small bumps too but will take longer time on big bumps/severe acne. Ah and last not forget to mention, it has a bit drying effect.
Rating: 3/5 (I think you might go for this if you're experiencing small bumps since the ingredients are good too, but this work so so for me)

GUYS!! I am terribly sorry as I promised this post will be up on that night. I just haven't done yet and the last two weeks was my really-lazy-at-the-moment time. I am so sorrrrrrrrry. I hope this post helpful even though only a quick review. I'll try my best to do more soon!!

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Sunday 1 April 2018

[BAHASA INDONESIA] Event First Review BC Airy Cushion Foundation by Social Cosmetics

Halo semua! Ada berita bagus buat kalian, merk kosmetik lokal, Social Cosmetics, baru saja launching produk cushion mereka lho! Sebenarnya ini belum secara resmi launching untuk dijual bebas, namun kalian bisa mendapatkan cushion ini tanggal 19 April mendatang, jadi sabar sebentar yah hehehe. Sambil menunggu, yuk intip keseruan event pre-launchingnya! Keep reading :) 

Pertama sebelum membahas lebih lanjut mengenai produk cushion ini, aku mau berbagi keseruan acara pre-launching atau disebut first review cushion ini beserta teman-teman pecinta beauty lainnya. Di acara ini tim Social Cosmetics berfokus pada kenyamanan setiap peserta agar bisa mencoba produk cushionnya dengan bersih dan leluasa. Pada setiap meja terdapat puff lucu untuk digunakan saat mencoba cushion tersebut (puff ini tapi tidak terdapat dalam cushion yang dijual yaa, ini hanya untuk tester saat acara saja hehe).

Acara pre-launching ini berlangsung di restoran Aroma Sedap, Menteng. Restorannya sendiri tidak terlalu besar namun desain simple dan adanya pencahayaan alami yang masuk membuat restoran ini terasa homey dan nampak cerah.

dekorasi yang simple namun cantik

puff lucu yang aku sebutkan tadi di atas ehehe lucu kaan!!

Produk baru Social Cosmetics ini bernama lengkap BC Airy Cushion Foundation, dimana BC merupakan singkatan dari "BB Cream + CC Cream" jadi cushion ini merupakan gabungan dua formula yang pastinya dibuat sesuai dengan iklim Indonesia juga. Cushion ini dibuat seringan mungkin namun tetap memiliki coverage walaupun tidak tergolong high coverage, tapi cukup dan bisa untuk penggunaan setiap hari. Selain itu cushion dibuat dengan bahan-bahan alami dan dibuat sedemikian rupa agar pengguna dapat merasa nyaman ketika menggunakan cushion ini. 

Ada 4 warna yang tersedia antara lain; Light, Medium Light, Medium, dan Dark. Aku sendiri lebih cocok dengan warna Medium Light karena undertone-ku lebih ke kuning, tapi untuk yang memiliki undertone pink, kemungkinan lebih cocok dengan yang Light. Social Cosmetics menyediakan 4 warna yang sudah disesuaikan dengan warna kulit orang Indonesia sehingga mayoritas pada acara kemarin pun setiap peserta dapat menemukan warna yang tepat buat kulitnya masing-masing. 

Nah sekarang apa sih kelebihan cushion ini?
Fitur kunci yang ditawarkan oleh BC Airy Cushion Foundation ini adalah:
  1. Formula BB Cream + CC Cream dalam satu cushion
  2. Mengandung ekstrak bunga White Lily yang belum pernah ada di cushion lainnya, dengan ekstrak ini terdapat cooling sensation yang bisa dirasakan pengguna ketika menggunakannya. Cooling sensation ini sengaja dibuat karena menyesuaikan iklim di Indonesia yang panas supaya ketika dipake nyeeeesss ademmmm hahahaha (tapi serius ini beneran!)
  3. Mengandung Vitamin E
  4. UV Filter
  5. Cocok untuk semua jenis kulit

Hasil akhir dari cushion ini tergolong matte, sehingga untuk yang punya kulit berminyak tidak perlu takut untuk hasilnya. Tim Social Cosmetics juga mengatakan bahwa cushionnya memang hasilnya sudah matte jadi tidak apa-apa apabila tidak menggunakan bedak setelahnya. Kemarin setelah mencoba, aku merasa walaupun hasilnya matte tapi tidak membuat kulit jadi kering lho! Oh ya cushion ini juga bisa dengan mudah digunakan untuk touch-up dan tentunya yang paling penting cushion ini cruelty free, paraben free, dan 100% HALAL.

with one of my blogger friend, Jenniver G

Oh ya di post ini aku hanya menceritakan event Social Cosmetics saja ya, aku akan membuat post terpisah khusus mengenai review produk BC Airy Cushion Foundation ini. Jadi mohon tunggu yaa, janji deh ga akan lama hehehe. Akhir kata, aku mau mengucapkan terima kasih untuk pihak Social Cosmetics atas undangannya dan selamat atas launching produk terbarunya ya ❤