Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Rohto ChuLip Sweet Pink & Vivid Pink

Want a sweet treat without the accompanying calories? Check out these all-new adorable dome-shaped tinted lip balms!


Name: Rohto ロート製薬 ChuLip チューリップ SPF22
Price: RM 18.90 for 7 g
@cosme rating: 4.2
Made in: Japan

Fans of the ChuLip lipbalm will be happy to know that ChuLip has just released 2 new colours to its new range ChuLip Tinted. Sweet Pink スイートピンク is a blue-based baby pink shade. Vivid Pink ビビッドピンク on the other hand is a muted rosy red colour.


Sweet Pink - Vivid Pink

These minty balms are infused with Vitamin C and Vitamin E derivatives to keep lips plumped and hydrated. They are also packed with Olive Oil, Shea Butter and Rosehip Oil for an extra burst of moisture.

They are light, non-greasy and frequent reapplication is a must, but surely, that is all part of the appeal. The fun factor is further amped up by the accompanying pink candy fragrance.


Sweet Pink - Vivid Pink

The all new ChuLips have hit the pharmacies and supermarket outlets – go forth to purchase and immediately lose, only to find again once you have gotten a replacement *darts eyes*

The full ingredient list for ChuLip Sweet Pink:
Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Triisostearin, Synthetic Wax, Ceresin, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Petrolatum, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Microcrystalline Wax, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Titanium Dioxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Flavor, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Pentylene Glycol, Menthol, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, CI 73360/Red 30, CI 45410/Red 27, Dimethicone, Tocopherol, Sucralose, Aluminium Hydroxide.

The full ingredient list for ChuLip Vivid Pink:
Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Triisostearin, Synthetic Wax, Ceresin, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Petrolatum, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Microcrystalline Wax, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Titanium Dioxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Flavor, Pentylene Glycol, Menthol, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, CI 19140/Yellow 5, Tocopheryl Acetate, CI 15850/Red 7, CI 45410/Red 27, Tocopherol, Dimethicone, CI 45380/Red 21, CI 73360/Red 30, Sucralose, Aluminium Hydroxide.

Disclosure: Press samples.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Hansaeng Cosmetics Rin Bi-gyeol Yun Cream

I was bemused when the Rin Bi-gyeol Yun Cream landed in my postbox. As you may or may not remember, I reviewed the Rin Bi-gyeol Soo Cream nearly a month ago. In a nutshell, they contain similar-ish ingredients but Soo leans more towards the moisturising side whereas Yun is for nourishment purposes.

And what's the difference between a moisturising and a nourishing cream? This page will help you!


Name: Hansaeng Cosmetics 한생화장품 Rin Bi-gyeol Yun Cream 린 비결 윤 크림
Price: ₩ 44,000 for 50 g
Made in: Korea

Rin Bi-gyeol Yun Cream is a moisturiser composed of fermented ginseng and an oriental medicine flower complex (called 단화연 in Korean) that is made up from 10 valuable extracts including Phellinus Linteus and Mulberry to deliver highly enriched nutrients to the skin, leaving it supple and smooth.


It is a non-sticky cream that absorbs fairly quickly into the skin. Sensorial wise, it is rather like the Soo cream aside from the balmier texture. The colour also distincts them; Soo is a pale blue whereas Yun comes in a delightful caramel shade.


My skin has been parched and crappy and riddled with holes - no thanks to an excess of pimple creams – a bit like the desert really. The Rin Bi-gyeol Yun Cream has been stepping up to the plate in inserting plumpness to my face. A dollop in the morning and night, and my skin looks dewier and a lot more alive than it would do otherwise.


It costs ₩ 44,000 for 50 g at lamy.co.kr. A fair price really, considering how nourishing it is!

The full ingredient list for Rin Bi-gyeol Yun Cream:
Water, Glycerin, Octyldodecyl Myristate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Petrolatum, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Synthetic Wax, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Dimethicone, Lactobacillus/Panax Ginseng Root Ferment Filtrate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cercis Chinensis Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Uncaria Sinensis Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Liquorice) Root Extract, Polygonum Multiflorum Root Extract, Phellinus Linteus Extract, Morus Alba Bark Extract, Sophora Angustifolia Root Extract, Cimicifuga Racemosa Root Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Extract, Angelica gigas Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Flower Extract, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Papaver Rhoeas Petal Extract, Pueraria Thunbergiana Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Squalene, Chrysanthemum Indicum Flower Extract, Ophiopogon Japonicus Root Extract, Codonopsis Lanceolata Root Extract, Magnolia Liliiflora Bud Extract, Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract, Betaine, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, C14-22 Alcohols, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Tocopherol Acetate, Adenosine, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, CI 19140, CI 15985.

Disclosure: BNTGirls sample. Head on over to BNTNews for more exciting news, may it be K-Beauty, K-Fashion or K-Pop!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Chuu Beige Hard Finish Eye Brow #253 Dark Brown

I heaved a sigh of relief when I discovered that I needn't sharpen Hard Finish Eye Brow with a blade for a regular sharpener will do as well. I heard too many horror stories of people butchering their pencils when they do it themselves, so I have stayed away from hard formulas until now.


Name: Chuu Beige Hard Finish Eye Brow #253 Dark Brown
Price: ₩ 10,000
Made in: Korea

From what I read, the lead only deposits colour pigments when it comes in contact with the oils in the brow hairs. I tested it on the back of my hand and there was barely any colour being released.


The results? A natural wash of colour that will never look overly harsh. It also glosses over imperfections, namely, extending the tail, covering a gap and sharpening an arch. Plus, it doesn't budge once applied, staying put all day long. Even beginners will find it difficult to mess up with this formula!


Before


After

This is a long pencil that should last a pretty good while even with constant sharpening (just saying, not that you need to!). Find it at en.chuu.co.kr for US$ 12.

Disclosure: BNTGirls sample. Head on over to BNTNews for more exciting news, may it be K-Beauty, K-Fashion or K-Pop!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Clinivita Marine Placenta Skin Serum

Formulated in Germany, Japan and Korea and manufactured in Malaysia and Germany at the highest manufacturing quality standards, Clinivita delivers halal preventive healthcare solutions that are clinically proven to be effective.


Name: Clinivita Marine Placenta Skin Serum
Price: RM 219 for 50 ml
Made in: Malaysia

The Marine Placenta Skin Serum is a great option for those who want a little bit of everything in one (frosted glass) bottle. It tackles ageing (salmon placenta and collagen), provides hydration (Hyaluronic Acid), perceptibly tightens (Pepha®-Tight) and helps in restructuring (milk protein).


It is a water-based, almost weightless liquid that glides oh-so-easily beneath moisturiser. 3 spritzes are enough to tide me (both my mug and neck) over. I have to say, this is my first time to encounter a serum with a spray nozzle. Be that as it may, I still need to spritz the serum onto my hands and then rub it on - just like what I'd do with serums that come with a pump.


It works perfectly for me (oily T-zone, tight and dry elsewhere): it plumps nicely (lines are less noticeable now) and also hastens healing (hyperpigmentation doesn't take as long to fade). If you hate layering product in the daytime, then this serum works very well directly beneath sunscreen. Just give it a minute or two to sink in completely first.


Before


After

Granted, the fishy smell (I wouldn't expect anything less for a marine based product) isn't the easiest to take to, but I got desensitised to it after a couple of uses. 6 weeks in and I can't even smell it now! I am lucky my nose quickly adapts to new stuff. Otherwise, I'd be unbearable in this review with my ceaseless moaning, haha!


Call the toll free number 1-800-813173 for guidance to the your nearest healthcare professional (Clinivita's products are only sold at selected dermatologists, aesthetics clinics and GPs) or e-mail customercare@klactive.com if you would like a go at this serum.

The full ingredient list for Marine Placenta Skin Serum:
Aqua, Alcohol Denat., Glycerin, Collagen, Pepha®-Tight, Salmon Placenta, Wheat Dextrin, Milk Protein (GFC™), Hyaluronic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Methyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, Fragrance.

Disclosure: Press sample.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Lafine Vegetable Deep Cleansing Cream

The Lafine Vegetable Deep Cleansing Cream (there is a foaming cleanser too, reviewed here) includes cucumber, carrot, watercress, tomato and parsley to nourish and moisturise. Nice!


Name: Lafine 라피네 Vegetable Deep Cleansing Cream 야채 딥 클렌징 크림
Price: ₩ 15,000 for 200 ml
Made in: Korea

This is a sumptuous creamy cleanser (not one of those wishy-washy milks!) – I massage it to dry (dirty) skin, wipe off using damp cotton pads, and follow up with a good rinse. But what won me over is its prowess in lifting makeup! It is only on the really stubborn, waterproof stuff that it struggles. Then again, nearly everything has trouble with that!


My skin has been feeling a little fraught lately (deep fried food does that to you, hurhurhur) and this feels comfortable where my usual foaming cleanser leaves things taut. It is a good multi-purpose cleanser if you are looking for something to pack in your travel toiletries bag. I only wish that it was more portable.

The full ingredient list for Vegetable Deep Cleansing Cream:
Mineral Oil, Water, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Propylene Glycol, Catalpa Ovata Bark/Leaf Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Cucumis Sabvus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Oenanthe Javanica Extract, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract, Carum Petroselinum (Parsley) Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Butytene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone, Microcrystalline Wax, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Iron Oxides, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Chromium Oxide Greens, Iron Oxides, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, CI 19140, CI 42090.

Disclosure: BNTGirls sample. Head on over to BNTNews for more exciting news, may it be K-Beauty, K-Fashion or K-Pop!