Sunkiller Perfect Water Essence SPF 50+ PA++++ Alcohol Free [Review]



Hello! I have been trying a lot of sunscreen/sunblock lately. Since I have become aware the importance of using sunblock to help my skin to heal and repair, I have been actively searching for the right sunblock for my skin. Surely you will find more sunblock products review here in my blog. I have to admit, ever since I started to diligently apply sunblock to my skin, my skin able to heal better apart from other skin care routine that currently I have. Here in Malaysia, the awareness of using sunblock is really lacking. While you have done all the steps to have beautiful skin but it will go to waste if you don’t add sunblock steps in the routine to help secure your skin from UVA and UVB rays.

[Review]
Sunkiller
Perfect Water Essence SPF 50 PA++++ (Alcohol Free)


I bought this sunblock at Watson which I believe less than RM 30, I don’t remember exactly how much it costs. One of the label that attract me to buy this sunblock is “Alcohol free”, so I grab it and just give it a go. I have been using half of the tubes already and here is my review.

What It Claims:
Sunkiller Perfect Water Essence is easy to use for everyday and Alcohol free. It a gel type sunscreen for fresh and moist skin.
            SPF 50 + PA ++++, a super blocking formula
            Water-based formula! A gel type sunscreen that feels like water on skin
            Perfect for daily use.
            Can be used as a makeup base
            Can be removed by usual cleaning
Three naturally derived ingredients - Royal Jelly Extract, Aloe Extract, Yukinoshita Extract
Three kinds of Hyaluronic Acid - Hyaluronic Acid Na, Acetyl Hyaluronic Acid, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid
Allergy test has been implemented (Not all people suffer from allergies)



Ingredients: Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Pentylene Glycol, Isononyl Isononanoate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloydimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 70, Sodium Dilauramidoglutamide Lysine, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbitan Oleate, Fragrance, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Tocopherol, T-Butylalcohol, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Glucosyl Hesperidin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid

Let’s Check the Ingredients:
Has pore clogging ingredient (Sorbitan Oleate)
Sorbitan Oleate (Acne - 3, Irritant – 0) act Emulsifier.
Steraid Acid (Acne – 2, Irritant - 0) act as Surfactant, Viscosity Control & Emulsifier.
Tocopherol (Acne – 2, Irritant - 2) act as Antioxidant.
85 % Low risk, 7% Moderate, 4% High Risk and 4% unknown. It has really good ingredients then.
Sorbitan Oleate – Bad for Oily Skin, Comedogenic Rating – 3.
Steraid Acid – Bad for Oily Skin, Comedogenic Rating – 3.

How to Use It:
Use it at the last step for skincare and before you start your makeup. Use two (2) fingers method to measure how much you need for each application.



Personal Review:
Paraben free, Sulfate free, Alcohol free, Silicone free, EU Allergen Free – yeayy! It contains 50g of the products. SPF 50 and PA++++ - super great! Very broad spectrum sunscreen (covers well in filtering UVA and UVB) and it has four (4) UV protections:
Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate – UV filter with high absorption in the UV-A range and oil-soluble UV filter.
Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate aka OCTINOXATE – Chemical sunscreen ingredients and UV-B filter that absorbs UV-B rays.
Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine – aka Tinosorb S or Bemotrizinol that absorbs UV-A rays
Titanium Dioxide – is a physical sunscreen which usually give white cast on your skin.

In terms of packaging like I said previously, I like coloured skin care items, it surely looks good on your vanity. I like it in tube form, just squeeze the products out instead of dipping your fingers in the products – it is more sanitary for me. The hole for the products to be squeezed out is quite big so you have to be careful while squeezing it.

This sunscreen is moisturizing and I like it how it blends like moisturizer instead of like a typical sunblock feels. It has Citrus scent – very fresh scent which I love! The texture is watery and the colour is a bit yellowish. When I applied it, no white cast was visible but there are some stickiness after applying the product. It may be due to how moisturizing the products is that contributes the sticky textures.

It is all nice actually – the  ingredients is nice, and with its SPF and PA rating is good. However, I’m on the fence actually. It has all the good stuffs but, whenever I used this sunscreen, it accentuates my pores more and I have noticed that it can clogged my pores too sometimes. As I mentioned before, even though I have dry skin, but I also have dehydrated skin which my pores are easily clogged.

I found that each time after using this sunscreen I don’t think I have a nice make up day. My pores are more visible than usual, it looks shiny but there are no actually oils in my face and my pores are sticking out. It surely not a pleasing complexion for me. I hate when that is happening and it is a hard pass for me. Currently I’m only using it, if I am staying at home and can’t wait to finish this one and then, I can try other sunscreen! And no one else is going to see my pores. ;P


Overall opinion:
Do I like it?
Yeah and No.

Will I re-purchase it?
Nope. :( It doesn’t flaunt my skin.

Do I recommend it?
Yes, because it has all good stuffs. Try it for yourself maybe it suits you.

[Product]
Sunkiller
Perfect Water Essence SPF 50 PA++++ (Alcohol Free)
Available at Watson & Hermo.

Thank you for your time and I hope this has help you. These are merely my personal opinion, experiences and preferences. Keep coming back, more reviews and tips are coming up. For any products suggestions or any tips that you would like me to try it out, you may do so, just leave your comment okay?

*Disclaimer: Any products review in this blog are purchased with my own money and no sponsorship or paid review whatsoever unless it is stated. Merely my own experience and opinion on these items.

LaF Med.Secret Cream + Ceramide [Review]



Hi! Assalamualaikum. As you can tell, I am going to review a LaF Med.Secret Cream + Ceramide moisturizer. Moisturizer is the most important step in the skincare. Even I am still searching for the right moisturizer for my skin. Even though I have a dry and dehydrated skin, my skin are easily clogged, so not many moisturizer that I have tried able to give the right hydration for my skin without clogging it and caused it to breakout.

[Review]
LaF
Med.Secret Cream + Ceramide | Moisturizer 

I purchased this at Guardian, I believe as of date, it is only available at Guardian. I have not seen LaF products yet at any Watson stores that I went. It is quite pricey for me actually, it cost me RM 47 for a tube which only contain 50g of the product. Furthermore, I saw many people rave about it, and skincare products expert/reviewer Iman Abdul Rahim also suggested this moisturizer and she has dry skin as well. So I bought it based on the recommendation and try it for myself.


What It Claims:
It gives soothing and moisturizing solutions. It holds moisturizer in skin, treat sensitive and dry skin. It is a super moisturizing ceramide cream.
            It instantly moisturizes and nourishes the skin
It soothes sensitive and itchy skin
Centella extract protect the skin
It strengthens the skin barrier with ceramide.
It is meant for the skin which need moisture and nutrition balance. Hydrate and nourish your skin from within with Secret Ceramide Cream.



Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, PEG-8 Beeswax, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Microcrystalline Wax, Cetyl Alcohol, C12-16 Alcohols, Dimethicone, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Palmitic Acid, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Isostearate, Cyclohexasiloxane,     Panthenol, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Dipropylene Glycol, Aloe Ferox Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Maltodextrin, Disodium EDTA, Arginine, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Benzyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Raspberry Ketone, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Piper Nigrum (Pepper) Fruit Oil.

Let’s Check the Ingredients:
Has pore clogging ingredient (Shea & PEG-8 Beeswax)
Coconut Oil (Acne - 4, Irritant – 1) act as Fragrance, Moisturizer, Emollient Plant Extract.
4 ingredients that has Comedogenic Rating 2 and 1 Ingredients has Comedogenic Rating 1
2 Ingredients that indicated as silicones too.



How to Use It:
Use it at the moisturizer step after cleansing and toning your skin.  



Personal Review:
In terms of packaging, I like that it is in tube form rather than in pot/tub/jar packaging. So we don’t dip our fingers in it and keep it from any bacteria. But usually those moisturizers in tube are thicker in texture. It is also in green colours, which most of skincare products are mostly in white, but I really like colourful packaging, it will look nice on your vanity.

It claimed it is a solution for dry and sensitive skin – which is me! But I think, it does not give my skin enough hydration that I need. The cream is really thick but it absorbs quite nicely to my skin. Not sticky and after smoothing it out, my skin feels really soft and smooth. Just like wearing a silicone primer on your skin. Personally I don’t like that, and it made me feel like I’m clogging my pores. When I use it less, I feel that it is not enough for my skin, but when I use it more, I feel it is too thick to the extend it can clog my pores.



It contains ceramide which is really good ingredients, so it is good for repairing your skin barrier, if you want to treat your skin, what you need is to give your skin more hydration and repair your skin barrier first. It does not contain any fragrance as well but I like the scent! It has citrus smell which it gives you fresh feeling when you put in on. I don’t know about others' preferences on the citrus smell in their skincare products, but I do like it a lot. When I use citrus or any fruits smell products, my brain automatically register it as a good items you know – fresh, good and natural product haha but it just me.

I still have about half tube of this moisturizer, sayang lah kan, I don’t want to waste it and someitmes I still using it. Currently, I only use it once or twice per week in my night skincare routine. Because I do find that it is clogging my pores and sometimes it does irritate my skin, so I tend not to use it in my daily skincare routine. I will use this moisturizer on the days that I have super dry and need extra extra moisturizers. Before I put this moisturizer on my skin, I will slather other moisturizer first, which is lighter in texture and runny, let it sinks nicely then I will put Laf Med.Secret + Ceramide cream on top of it.


Overall opinion:
Do I like it?
Not really.

Will I re-purchase it?
No. It is quite pricey and my skin does not love it.

Do I recommend it?
Yes. To those who have dry to normal skin, but those who have drier skin type, dehydrated skin & easily clogged pores, no I don’t recommend this to you.


LaF
Med.Secret Cream + Ceramide | Moisturizer
Available at Guardian.

Thank you for your time and I hope this has help you. These are merely my personal opinion, experiences and preferences. Keep coming back, more reviews and tips are coming up. For any products suggestions or any tips that you would like me to try it out, you may do so, just leave your comment okay?

*Disclaimer: Any products review in this blog are purchased with my own money and no sponsorship or paid review whatsoever unless it is stated. Merely my own experience and opinion on these items.

Biore UV Perfect Protect Milk [Review]



Hi! Assalamualaikum. I’m back for another post! As you can read from the title, today I will be reviewing a sunblock. Lately, there are many people aware the importance of using sunblock. So today I will be reviewing one of the most rave sunblock in the social media nowadays – Biore UV Perfect Protect Milk. Keep continue reading if you are interested to know more.

[Review]
Biore UV
Perfect Protect Milk 50 PA+++


I bought this sunblock at Watson which normally cost around RM 17. 40 each, but at the moment, they have a promotion, buy second (2nd) bottle for only RM 0.10, so RM 17.50 for 2 bottles. Yeah, what a great deal, right? And why not, since so many people rave about this. It must be good, but I just have to try myself because different people has different skin type with different skin condition too thus, definitely each product works differently from one another. I have experienced of few times tried products wihich people said it is really good or them, but it just does not work for me.



What It Claims:

Bioré UV Perfect Block Milk protects the skin against harmful UVA and UVB rays. UVA penetrates deep into the skin and speeds up the aging process, while UVB causes sunburn. These rays are also reflective and can cause harm even if you’re under an umbrella, fully dressed, or indoors. Daily sunblock use is good practice as it contains Rice Germ Extract that makes skin softer, and Vitamin E to protect and repair skin. It is also comfortable to use as its non-sticky or greasy unlike other products.

Avoid premature aging, pigmentation & dry skin.
Non Sticky and absorb easily
Rice Germ Extract, Vitamin E – moisturize skin
Anti-bacteria formulation
Floral fragrance.
All skin type
Waterproof & Sweat-proof


Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxance, Zinc Oxide, Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Lauryl Methacrylate/Sodium Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Palmitate, Talc, Glycerin, PEG-32, Methicone, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Polysilicone-9, PEG-3 Dimethicone, Fragance, BHT, Tocopherol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Oil, Phenoxyethanol, o-Cymen-5-ol  



Let’s Check the Ingredients:
http://acneclinicnyc.com/pore-clogging-ingredients/
Has pore clogging ingredient (Isopropyl Palmitate & Talc)

http://cosdna.com/eng/cosmetic_e46f300325.html
Isopropyl Palmitate (Acne - 4, Irritant – 1) act as Solvent, Fragrance, Synthetic ester, Moisturize.

https://www.skincarisma.com/products/biore/uv-perfect-protect-milk-moisture-spf-50/ingredient_list
76% Low risk, 19% Moderate, and only 5% High Risk. Good enough for me.
It has Alcohol, so who has sensitive to Alcohol may want to avoid this.
Isopropyl Palmitate – Bad for Oily Skin, Comedogenic Rating – 4.
Talc - Comedogenic Rating – 1


How to Use It:
Use it at the last step for skincare and before you start your makeup. Use two (2) fingers method to measure how much you need for each application.




Personal Review:
It has SPF 50+ PA+++ has already wow me. I usually tend to grab sunblock that has SPF 30 and above, personally it makes me feel ensure that I have protected my skin well. To those who don’t know what the meaning of SPF is and the ++++ means, here you go:

SPF – Sun Protection Factor which it has the ability to shield from the UVB rays (cause burning, darkening skin). The level of SPF determine level of protection from UVB rays. Usually skin starts to burn about 10-20 minutes after exposure so if you are using SPF 20, it will protect your skin 20 times longer. It is recommended to reapply every 2 – 4 hours.

PA – PA Rating/Grading is the level of protection from UVA rays. More + means more protection as UVA penetrates deeper in the skin.
PA+ = there are protection against UVA rays
PA++ = moderate protection against UVA rays
PA+++ = commonly the best protection against UVA rays.
PA++++ = highest protection against UVA rays

UVA - penetrates deep into the skin, and may lead to premature skin aging and cancer.
UVB - radiation is responsible for the color change in your skin after spending time outdoors—your tan or sunburn is a direct result of UVB rays



Even though it is in milk form, but it is quite runny. Easy to blend. Absorb nicely into my skin. It really takes just a second to fully absorb into my skin and it absorbs so well. At my first impression, yes it does absorb nicely to my skin, but after using for few days I found out that, it has white casts left on my skin especially if I didn't blend it well. Dah la my skin quite tan, so it became quite obvious. It dried down matte on my skin, so for a dry skin like mine, I'm kinda not liking this, but not totally hate this too. It just that if I want to keep using this sunblock, I have to properly moisturize my skin if not, it will surely feels quite matte and dry. 

At my first impressions, it sits well under my makeup. But as I tried again and again with different foundations, face primers and other makeup stuff, I do find that, it is hard to make my makeup (especially skin & complexion) to look smooth and nice. Some makeup sits well on tops of this sunblock, I had hard times with most of my makeups with this sunblock underneath. Since I have a dry skin and dry patches on my skin, having a matte finished sunblock acccentuates my dry patches more. 

Furthermore, I found that, I unable to layer any more hydrating primers or runny/liquid makeup products after this sunblock as it will starts to product piling. Product piling or also known as product balling is a situation where you layering products on your skin, but the more you layer the products and the more you rub it the more you will produce a lot of 'dead skin'. This piling or balling happened because of the two (2) products that you used are not compatible to each other. That's why you found 'dead skin' which is actually not your dead skin, it just the products are not compatible. 

I have another hit or miss with this sunblock with my skin, it is also waterproof and sweat-proof. For normal days, I dont think I need waterproof  sunblock, haha bukan nak kena berenang pun. And I don't sweat that much most of the time and I do my flower arrangements in air-conditioner room. And when you are using sunblock with waterproof and sweat-proof, you need to remove it thoroughly or else it is going to clog your pores.  It is also only contains 25 ml and the consistency is quite runny, so I’m afraid I’m going to finish this a lot sooner than usually I did with my other sunblock.

This sunblock in my skin care steps, I am totally okay with it, but having it sits under my makeup -I hate it. So I will only using it if I am not planning to wear any makeup. 

Overall opinion:
Do I like it?
Yeah at first, but No finally - it doesn't do well with my makeup. Yes if I am using skincare only, but no with makeup. 

Will I re-purchase it?
50-50 maybe yes maybe no.

Do I recommend it?
No to those have skin like mine. Yes to more normal to oily skin type. 


[Product]
Biore UV
Perfect Protect Milk 50 PA+++ | Sunblock
Available at Watson, Guardian & Hermo.

Thank you for your time and I hope this has help you. These are merely my personal opinion, experiences and preferences. Keep coming back, more reviews and tips are coming up. For any products suggestions or any tips that you would like me to try it out, you may do so, just leave your comment okay?

*Disclaimer: Any products review in this blog are purchased with my own money and no sponsorship or paid review whatsoever unless it is stated. Merely my own experience and opinion on these items.

Dr Morita Natural Formula Hyaluronic Acid Mask vs Dr Morita Triple HYaluronic Acid Mask [Review]



Hi! Assalamualaikum. Last month, I did review a face mask from Dr Morita Triple Hyaluronic Moisturizing Essence Facial Mask and I fell in love with it. You can read the post here: http://nurulshaida.blogspot.com/2018/09/dr-morita-sheet-masks-review.html Then I went to Guardian and found a box of the mask with the same design and packaging. But then, I noticed it has different name and I also noticed it has one of the potentially pore clogging ingredients which I have not noticed in the previous mask. So I bought it and give it a try.

[Review]
Dr.Morita
Natural Formula Hyaluronic Acid | Moisturizing Essence Facial Mask


At first when I saw this box contain 5 pcs mask with RM 20 (on sale), I was so happy and quickly grab the box. While queieng to pay, I realize that it has different name even though it carry the same designs and packaging as the one I tried before. And I look through the ingredients, I noticed one ingredients that I am well aware is potentially pore clogging. I just had to buy and compare it myself later.



What It Claims:
Hyaluronic Acid – Super moisturizing factor to help lock moisture all day long for firm, supple skin, increasing skin’s firmness and elasticity and smoothens out fine lines effectively.
Q-10 Ubiquinone – Anti-oxidant power, restore skin’s vitality, lightens the wrinkels and dilutes dull skin.
Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid – Small molecule Hyaluronic Acid, easily absorb into the skin and retain moisture.
Algin – Moisturizing, repairing and give soft skin effect.



Here are the comparison ingredients Dr. Morita Triple Hyaluronic Acid Mask vs Dr. Morita Natural Formula Hyaluronic Acid Mask.

Dr Morita Natural Formula Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Essence Facial Mask
Ingredients: Water/Aqua, Dipropylene Glycol, Sodium PCA, PPG-28-Buteth-35, Niacinamide, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Pentylene Glycol, diglycerin, Polyglycerin-3, Glycosyl Trehalose, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Panthenol, Sodium Carbomer, Acrylates/Vinyl Isodecanoate Crosspolymer, Allantoin, Mannitol, Squalane, Algin, Triethylhexanoin, Glycerin, Caffeine, Zinc Gluconate, Fragrance, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Helichrysum Stoechas Flower Extract, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Ubiquinone, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate.

Dr. Morita Triple Hyaluronic Acid Mositurizing Facial Mask
Ingredients: Water/Aqua, Dipropylene Glycol, Sodium PCS, PPG-28-Buteth-35, Niacinamide, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Pentylene Glycol, Diglycerin, Polyglycerin-3, Glycosyl Trehalose, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Panthenol, Sodium Carbomer, Acrylates/Vinyl Isodecanoate, Crosspolymer, Allantoin, Mannitol, Squalane, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Butylene Glycol, Fragrance, Caffeine, Zinc Gluconate, Sodium Lactate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, PCA, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Glycine, Alanine, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Serine, Valine, Proline, Threonine, Isoleucine, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Ulva Lactuca Extract, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Enteromorpha Compressa Extract, Palmaria Palmata Extract, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract.



Let’s Check the Ingredients:
http://acneclinicnyc.com/pore-clogging-ingredients/ – Has pore clogging ingredient (Algin)
http://www.cosdna.com/eng/cosmetic_d602394975.html – Algin (Acne - 4, Irritant – 4)
https://www.skincarisma.com – Algin (Masking, Fragrance, Viscosity Controlling, Viscosity Increasing Agent, Binding Agent, Binding) which is bad for Oily Skin and Sensitive Skin.

How to Use It:
Use face mask and Mask (hydrating) steps, After Cleanser & Toner. Apply the face mask for about 10-15 minutes, the massage the remaining into the skin. No need to rinse off the mask, then continue with your skin care routine.

Personal Review:
It is still as moisturizing as it claims to be. However, I felt mild itchiness to certain areas, at my first try, I mostly felt itchy at my nose and eyebrow areas. But on my second and third sheets, I felt more itchy at my jaw lines and my cheek (which are my most sensitive areas). And this one I find that it is hard to massage the remaining essence to my skin rather than the Triple Hyaluronic Mask ones. I think the differences in ingredients of both masks, despite it looks the same, but the difference in ingredients may contribute how it works on your skin. I did find a couple of acne appear after I use this mask, it is not severe but still my skin does not love it.

In terms of brightening, the Triple Hyaluronic Acid Mask is better, but both do moisturize about the same. Definitely prefer the Triple Hyaluronic Mask rather than this one and going to stick with it. I tried 3 pcs from the box and will not continue with it anymore.

If your skin can tolerate and does not breaks out or gives any sort of discomfort, I would say go ahead, because it has very nice hydration.

Overall opinion:
Do I like it?
Like the hydration but not the discomfort it gives.

Will I re-purchase it?
No.

Do I recommend it?
Personally no. Go for the Triple Hyaluronic Acid Essence Mask instead.


[Product]
Dr.Morita
Natural Formula Hyaluronic Acid | Moisturizing Essence Facial Mask
Available at Guardians.



Thank you for your time and I hope this has help you. These are merely my personal opinion, experiences and preferences. Keep coming back, more reviews and tips are coming up. For any products suggestions or any tips that you would like me to try it out, you may do so, just leave your comment okay?

*Disclaimer: Any products review in this blog are purchased with my own money and no sponsorship or paid review whatsoever unless it is stated. Merely my own experience and opinion on these items.