There is two layers to this product, kinda like the dual phase makeup remover that you need to shake before each use. The product itself is a watery-like texture that is white colored, kinda like milk.
The front of the product states what active ingredients they have and whether or not they are free from certain problematic ingredients, such as mineral oil, alcohol, colorants, fragrance, etc.
Moving on to the scent, this essence has a strong herbal scent, kinda like leaves being mashed together to form a paste. Remember doing that when you're a child and pretending it's for an ailment to an uncurable disease? Or is it just me? Anyway, I am quite annoyed at the scent as I continued using it.
The ingredients listed in them are a lot as you can see in the picture below. It contains all kinds of extracts that promises to slow down the aging process and giving brighter complexion. It still has silicone derivatives, so those having sensitivity towards them please be aware.
I have been using this essence for a month, give or take. I use it the same way I use my Hada Labo lotion, patting it evenly all over my face. It has a dewy finish after it has all been absorbed, making my face feel slightly sticky. Sadly, I didn't feel any difference at all after a month of usage. As for anti aging, I haven't been able to tell the difference of fine lines on my forehead. Thankfully, it didn't break me out. *phew*
Overall, I didn't really like this essence as the scent is too strong for my nose and it didn't really do anything for my skin. The price is steep, retailing at Rp 349,000 for a 75 ml product. You can buy this at belif counter that are usually found at SOGO department stores. I'd say this essence would suit those with normal to dry skin as it is quite moisturizing. However, for those with oilier skin type, please be well aware of this essence as it may give an oilier look because of the moisturizing factor. As for me, this is a product that I won't be missing in my life.
|Pretty rhinestones on each lash|
|The mirror has the shape of the Mon Shu girl! Too cute....|
|Even the eyelash curler has a Mon Shu strap. ^_____^|
|Ms. Regina and Mr. John with the Mon Shu girls|
|John Pagaduan with us bloggers|
|Endi, Yesy and I ^_^|
|The Mon Shu Girls and I. Aren't they just adorable?|
The BB cream utilizes chemical sunscreen of ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, which protects the skin against UVA and UVB rays of the sun. It contains Glycerin, which is a humectant, that will draw moisture from the environment. Titanium dioxide is also included in this BB cream. Dimethicone is present to make it easy to blend, probably. This BB cream uses parabens for the preservatives, along with phenoxyethanol.
The texture of this BB cream is slightly thick, instead of a runny liquid. I got the shade 02 Natural because the other shade is way too light for me. I'm not that comfortable if I use that light of a foundation or base, so I opted for the second shade. It doesn't emit funny or weird scents, it's just typical creamy, subtle chemical scent.
Applying this BB cream on my face is one of the easiest thing aside from breathing. There aren't any difficulties in blending the BB cream evenly all over my face. I just dot a sheer small circle on my forehead, cheeks, nose and chin before blending them all over my face.
|5 dots on my face|
|Here I am looking like I just cried (I didn't, I promise!)|
|All blended and redness goes away|
It has an in between sheer and medium coverage, unable to cover my sun spot, but able to neutralize and minimize redness on my cheeks particularly. It slightly covers my blemishes or acne scars, but not up to a point that it is flawless-looking. As seen in the 'After' picture, it has a semi-matte (satin) finish, which is in between dewy and matte.
Overall, I liked this BB cream for everyday use because it felt lightweight on my face and doesn't look cakey. IT also has SPF 50/PA+++, so it is sufficient for everyday use in terms of sunscreen. However, it does have a poor oil control, so I have to blot every hour or so to prevent looking shiny. Personally, I would repurchase this if I were to run out of it.
P.S: I have a new video up on my youtube channel. It may not be related to beauty, but you're free to laugh at me singing and playing the guitar. Comments are always welcome, be it good or bad~! See you next time. ^_^
Hello, lovelies~ I work in an environment where it is mainly air conditioned from room to room. During those times, I often felt my skin is dry and needed a boost. To just refresh my face (and mind), I usually carry face mists everywhere with me. Today, I want to review the one from L'Occitane.
Here is the complete list of ingredients: Aqua/Water, Glycerin, Angelica Archangelica Root Extract, Angelica Archangelica Root Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Parfum/Fragrance, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Nitrogen, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Limonene.
The lotion is white with a lovely faux (synthetic) chocolate scent, that is surprisingly pleasant to my olfactory senses. It isn't as strong as Vaseline's Chocolate body lotion, but the scent is still there. It could probably be the Shea Butter scent, but to me, it smells like chocolate candy.
The body lotion uses petrolatum and shea butter as the main ingredients for the moisturizer. It also has silicone derivatives, so it doesn't feel sticky or greasy afterwards. It has perfume and parabens, but nothing to fear of, I'd say.
The white lotion is easily spread all over my arms and legs. It just sinks right in after a good minute, leaving my skin soft, smooth and moisturized. Although the lotion feels light on my skin, its ability to moisturize my skin is beyond words.
I think it was priced under Rp 50,000 for the 250ml size, I forgot the exact price. However, I enjoyed applying this on my arms and legs because it didn't feel greasy afterwards. Another product from Dove that deserves my heart, good job!