Monday, August 18, 2014

Review: Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner and They're Real Remover

In one of the Bellabox's monthly samples, I got to try out the sample sized of Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner and Benefit They're Real Remover which I have been interested in getting my hands on.

After trying these 2 products, I am satisfied with the results and would like to share my reviews with everyone.

First up, let's talk about the Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner.

I love the thin and sleek design of this eyeliner. It is easy to grip as it feels like holding on to a flat pencil.

There is a plastic stopper at the tip, which we have to remove to reveal the opening of the eyeliner.

Squeeze the base of the tip to "push up" the eyeliner to the tip of the applicator.

The application is pretty simple without any resistant as the eyeliner spreads out easily. 

Here's my LOTD with the  Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner on my lash line.

My thoughts:
I love its soft rubbery tip (Accu-Flex tip) which feels gentle on my skin yet firm in the application of the eyeliner, making it easy to draw a firm line along my lash line with precision because of its acute angle. It may work difficult in initial tries but after a few tries, application becomes much easier. This eyeliner works up to its standards as it is waterproof when coming into contact with water and smudge-proof too when I tried rubbing them off, and it is long-lasting too! I love the intense black shade of this eyeliner and also the defined finish of this eyeliner on my eyelids.

My rating: 4.5/5

As mine is in sample sized, I may not be 100% accurate with the packaging and application method, so you might want to watch these videos for a more accurate way of using this liner.

Lastly, let me share about the Benefit They're Real Remover.

I love the classy black, cross patched design on the box. :))
For this remover, it comes in a tube with a seal to protect the hygiene of the content inside before using and we only peel off the seal when we're going to use it.

Ok, putting the Benefit gel liner to test to see if this remover can cleanse off the liner.

My thoughts:
The remover comes in a gel-creme kind of texture and it turns into almost liquid form after gently spreading the remover over my skin. It does takes a while (approx. 30 seconds) working together with gentle pressure on the skin to melt the liner. For general face cosmetics like BB cream, CC cream and powder blusher, the Benefit They're Real Remover could easily cleanse them off. In overall, although this remover takes a while to cleanse off waterproof eyeliner and mascara, but the thoroughness of removal of makeup is still commendable and remarkable.

My rating: 4.5/5

That's the end of my review. Feel free to ask by leaving a comment if you have any questions.

Wishing everyone a great week ahead! :))

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Review: Ceutical Plus Aqua Collagen Hydration Skincare

Ceutical Plus, a cosmeceutical skincare brand from Taiwan, combines three main moisturising active ingredients - Margen Peptide, Xpertimoist Peptide and Tornare, stimulating our skin, keeping it delicate, supple and full of elastic. These products passed allergy test.

Margen Peptide: Works to boost the collagen and hyaluronic acid synthesis, so as to activate skin's moisturising function. 

Xpertimoist: Amino acid complex and antarcticine which can moisturise and lift up skin instantly.

Tornare: Polysaccharide which resists the irritating changes of surrounding, and provides stable moisturising effect to the skin.

In this post, I will be reviewing 3 products in the Ceutical Plus Aqua Collagen Hydration series; 

1. Aqua Collagen Intensive Hydration Serum (S$39.90/30ml)
2. Aqua Collagen Moisture Cream (S$32.90/50ml)
3. Aqua Collagen Hydration Gel Mask (S$25.90/100ml)

It is said that these products are excellent for dehydrated skin and for skin that lacks elasticity, and this range is recommended for sensitive skin, and together with the three active ingredients they work in synergy for intensive moisturising.

These products sound promising and seem like it is able to be an answer for my skin care concerns for sensitive, dehydrated skin, and therefore, I gladly put these products to test to see if they work on my skin as claimed.

 First up is the Aqua Collagen Intensive Hydration Serum.

Below are the general information of this product, the directions to use it and the ingredients in it. 

The serum comes in a bottle packaging in which we just have to press the top pump to release the serum in the bottle.

My thoughts:
The texture is as light as water and is easy to apply onto my skin. The serum got absorbed instantly after spreading it out on my skin. I love the soothing floral scent released while applying the serum and the weightless feel on my skin. It did not leave any sticky or residual remains on my skin. The after result of this serum is like I've applied hyaluronic acid lotion on my skin, which does soften and hydrate my skin. However, sadly, this serum does not give the skin long-lasting hydration in air-conditioned/cold environment.

My rating: 3.5/5

Next, the Aqua Collagen Moisture Cream.

Below are the general information of this product, the directions to use it and the ingredients in it.

This cream comes in a plastic container with a flat cap to be removed before using the provided spatula to get the amount of cream needed.

My thoughts:
Even though the name states that it is in cream form but the texture feels like a slightly heavier texture gel. The texture and scent of this product reminds me of Dr. Ci Labo hydration cream. A small amount of this product is sufficient to hydrate the skin, and it makes my skin soft and smooth after application. However, when too much is applied, it makes the skin greasy and uncomfortable. Similar to the serum mentioned above, I find its hydrating results not long-lasting enough. Sadly, there is alcohol content in this product, which makes the cream dries up faster on the skin but it didn't give my skin a comfortable feeling after using it. 

My rating: 2.5/5 

Lastly, the Aqua Collagen Hydration Gel Mask.

Below are the general information of this product, the directions to use it and the ingredients in it.

Similar to the cream mentioned above, this gel mask comes in a plastic container with a flat cap to be removed before using the provided spatula to get the amount of gel mask needed.

My thoughts:
This gel mask really helps to nourish and hydrate the skin. I noticed the lightening of my skin tone, revealing a fairer, well hydrated skin after usage. This gel mask also gives a cooling sensation which helps to calm any sensitive reaction on my skin. I also love the soothing floral scent of this gel mask. In the ingredients, there is also aloe arborescens which helps to improve the healing function of the skin. This gel mask can be used as a weekly mask which you rinse off with lukewarm water after 10-15 minutes or even use as an overnight sleeping mask which you leave it on and only rinse off in the morning. In overall, I love the gentleness of this product and I find that it works well on my sensitive skin.

My rating: 4.5/5

Ceutical Plus Aqua Collagen Hydration Skincare series is currently available in all Sasa outlets in Singapore except Changi City Point.

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