Wednesday, 3 June 2015

✿ Maruichi : Moisturizing gel eye mask ✿

 Last month, I worked for the first time for MARUICHI, a make up and cosmetic company. They specialize in eye cosmetics in particular (though they do carry some other products and tools), and offered me a goodie bag with few of their products :D

The one I was most excited about is their best seller, their Moisturizing gel eye mask ! 
This mask is meant to hydrate the eye area, reduce fine lines and reduce dark circles.

 One side of the mask have a plastic film, thanks to this, the gel doesn't dry out and evaporates. On the contrary, this make the gel only hydrate your skin.
The gel texture of the mask is quite adhesive. Not that it's difficult to remove (no no) but I could easily go on with my life and not feel the mask getting slippery or falling off.
On the recommendation of Joyce, I wore each mask for two hours (1hour on one day, I put it back in the packaging and in the fridge and use it again on the day after), and it was still very moist and hydrating ! 
After using them, I feel my eyes were a little puffy. I think it's because it's been so hydrated that it feel plump. 
I couldn't really see a difference yet on the dark circles though, but I will update this post :)

In a nutshell : 
Price : 480 HKD per box
Available Online

PROS : Packaging, easy to use, hydrating, hydrating is long lasting, easy to put back and use later
CONS : Pricey, availability

Monday, 1 June 2015

✿ Dorissiderm : Anti blemish repair cream ✿

Dorissiderm HK sent me their new product, the Anti blemish repair cream, which was launch in mid May in SOGO. It took me a while to try, review and post anything about it, since I wanted to take the time to try it out and see how it performed.
The cream contains Acnocyte, a component which is anti-bacterial, anti inflammatory and has a calming effect. It has been proven to prevent acne formation, repair acne damages, and smooth out rough skin surface. All around, this ingredient handles acne problems from all fronts.

 The cream has a very gel/watery consistency after you start rubbing it to you skin, leaving a light hydrating layer. After few minutes you will have it all sucked into your skin, it is not greasy or sticky at all. You will be then, good to apply your regular moisturizer.
 The cream has a nice, fresh and tingling sensation effect. At first I got surprised, since I applied it to my whole face, and it was quite intense. Since then I only apply it to areas which need it.

Sorry I lost the DAY 1 photo, but at the time my pimples were the bright red kind, inflamed, and little bumpy. 

On Day 2, the pimples were still red-ish but starting to appear less inflamed.
Day 3, the redness is disappearing, and the pimples are drying up, and getting flatter.
Day 4, pimple are almost gone, they are peeling little by little, and are replaced by a little scar.

At this point I stopped using this cream, and started to use Kielh's blemish control daily skin-clearing treatment, to help with the healing of the skin, and to help make the scars vanish.

In a nutshell : 
Price : HKD
Available Online
PROS : Packaging, beautiful range of colors, buildable, long wear, sweet fragrance
CONS : Pricey, availability

Thursday, 28 May 2015

✿ Dorissiderm : Gene secret, winkle corrector ✿

According to our lifestyle, the pollution, UV damage, smoking, lack of sleep, aging, the skin starts getting wrinkles or stain. And whereas some people "age well" or not, depends on their genes. Some may be said to have good or bad genes (how many times did I hear that I look young thanks to my asian genes ?).
Dorissiderm formulated their Gene secret, wrinkle correction, especially with components that will active the "rescue gene". This gene is responsible for the production of protein in the skin, which repairs and protects the cells. The cream also contains matrikin, which increases by 50% (in vitro study) the production of collagen and fibronectin (both playing a part when it comes to how plump and youthful the skin looks).

All around, this cream helps both for prevention and intervention.
As for me, I do not have much fine lines (touching wood), except when I smile, I personally notice how my skin is changing. So I am very excited to see this cream could actually help me reduce them, or just help maintaining it for as long as possible.

The cream is very pleasant to use. It doesn't have a smell, which is great if you have sensitive skin, and it makes sense to avoid any kind of stress to the skin when you want to reduce the roughness of life on it.
You can apply it both in the morning or at night. It's lightweight, and non greasy or sticky. I was a little concern at first, since I tend to not be so good with heavy duty and rich creams (I get this little white pimples, with a grease seed kinda thing), but could handle with one with no hassle. :)
Depending on your needs, and concerned areas, I would recommend either using it on your whole face (especially if you want to use it for prevention), or localise the application. If you can see fine lines around your brows, or mouth areas for example.

Price : 860 HKD
Buy Online :
You can also find their products in some Mannings both in HK and Macau