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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Review: H2O+ Marine Defense Green Tea Antioxidant Eye Serum and Lotion SPF30 PA+++

Hi lovelies,

In this post, I'm sharing my review for 2 skincare products; the H2O+ Marine Defense Green Tea Antioxidant Eye Serum and Lotion SPF30 PA+++ respectively. These products are already available in the market and they work to reverse the signs of aging from environmental damage with their powerful antioxidant ingredients. 



The first product that I am reviewing is the H2O+ Marine Defense Green Tea Antioxidant Eye Serum.

This 100% oil-free and fragrance-free fluid is packed with antioxidants to fight free radical damage and visibly smooth the delicate eye contour area. Marine botanicals and multivitamins A, C and E protect against daily damage, future signs of aging, and increase skin elasticity. 


Key Ingredients:

Anti-Pollution Blend:
Contains powerful marine and plant-derived antioxidants such as Brown Algae, Marine Glycogen and Vitamin E to combat environmental stressors while helping to reinforce skin's defense ability.
Tea Extracts:
An antioxidant-rich blend of Green Tea and Paraguay Tea are antioxidant rich plants that shield skin against aging caused by harmful free radicals.
Wheat & Silk Proteins:
Nourish and hydrate the delicate skin around the eyes while smoothing fine lines.


Directions:
Gently pat around eye area. Use in the morning and night. Allow it to be absorbed fully.




My thoughts:
Although this Eye serum is said to be fragrance-free but I could smell a very faint and pleasant green tea scent. I find the serum very lightweight and it is easy to spread the serum evenly over the eye contour area with its watery texture. The serum gets absorbed almost instantly and it does not leave any stickiness, greasiness or uncomfortable feeling on the skin, instead, it feels comfortable and leaves my skin feeling smooth and hydrated after usage. It helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines around my eye area as well. I find this Eye serum works according to its purpose and gives satisfied results. To me, this Eye serum is a product worth investing.

My rating: 4/5

Availability: Isetan Orchard, Jurong East and Serangoon Central.

Retail Price: S$69


The next product that I am reviewing is the H2O+ Marine Defense Green Tea Antioxidant Lotion SPF30 PA+++.

This fragrance-free, creamy lotion offers maximum broad spectrum protection from harmful UV rays, pollution and dehydration. Marine botanicals deliver deep hydration for smooth, healthy-looking skin. SPF protection defends skin against photo-aging and damaging environmental stressors. Skin is left revitalized, rehydrated and protected from moisture loss.


Key Ingredients:

Anti-Pollution Blend:
Contains powerful marine and plant-derived antioxidants such as Brown Algae, Marine Glycogen and Vitamin E to combat environmental stressors while helping to reinforce skin's defense ability.
Tea Extracts:
An antioxidant-rich blend of Green Tea and Paraguay Tea are antioxidant rich plants that shield skin against aging caused by harmful free radicals.
Broad Spectrum Sunscreen :
Supplies maximum protection from damaging UVA/UVB rays.


Both the Eye Serum and the Lotion come in similar packaging, which has a pump at the top and a dispenser at the front. With this packaging, I find it easy to dispense suitable amount of the product for usage but I find trouble with the oxidizing of the remaining product trapped at the tip of the dispenser. Otherwise, I am really good with the packaging and the size of the bottle is also just nice for a good grip.


Directions: Apply to face and neck after cleansing and toning. Reapply frequently during prolonged periods of sun exposure.
Tip: Apply daily to back of hands, one of the first areas to reveal sun damage.





My thoughts:
This Lotion is fragrance-free and it smells like general fragrant-free sunblocks that are in the market. Nevertheless, I like it's sun protection property while it also hydrates my skin and keeps my skin hydrated for longer hours. After application of  the Lotion, I noticed a glossy sheen was left on my skin. Although there is no brightening of my skin after application, but due to the glossy sheen that reflects light, my skin appeared slightly fairer and evenly toned in photo. On the downside, I find this Lotion is a little creamy and heavy in texture which does not keep my face feeling or looking matte in Singapore's humid weather. Other than that, this Lotion works accordingly to its promised efficacy.

My rating: 3.5/5

Availability: Isetan Orchard, Jurong East and Serangoon Central. 

 Retail Price: S$84


Being a green tea lover myself, I am clear of the benefits of drinking green tea for our body, and now, there is this possibility of applying this ingredient on our skin to help us reverse the signs of aging from environmental damage. I am so far happy with the results seen on my skin from using these products that I highly recommend these products to everyone. Try it!

Love,
Yvonne
Remember to follow me on Instagram and Twitter @SimYvonne


Bellabox Fresh Beginnings (February)

Hi lovelies,

Time passes so fast.... Before I could blog about February's Bellabox it's now already March. Nevertheless, I would like to share the contents in my February's Bellabox.


The theme for February is Fresh Beginnings. 
The beginning of all things new as we step into the season of Spring and a new year according to the Lunar calendar as we welcome and celebrate the Lunar New Year.


The Bellabox content comes wrapped in refreshing colours of lime green wrapper with blue ribbon.



Here are the contents in my Bellabox:


1. LAQA & CO Lip Lube Pencil, S$26.50

This light glossy lip balm is enriched with peppermint-shea butter to hydrate and moisture the lips. This lip pencil is like a rich tint that allows the colour to last for long hours yet not causing chapped lips. It is easy to use and there is no need to sharpen, we just have to twist the bottom end of the pencil to continue using. Available in 4 shades - Stranger Danger, Beezlebub, The Boss Lady, Bees Knees. The shade reflected in my photo is in the shade of Stranger Danger.

2. Goodal Oil Plus Moist Emulsion, 100ml/ S$45.90

  Designed for thirsty skin, this delicate, lightweight emulsion contains a raw seed fermentation technology of 7 super seed and red yeast to firm and brighten the skin after using. I love the hydrating result seen and felt on my skin after application, and it is suitable in Singapore's weather without causing my skin to turn greasy.

3. Goodal Transfoam Cleansing Oil, 100ml/ S$32.90

This 2-in-2 in makeup remover and foam cleanser rinses away even the most difficult waterproof makeup, leaving skin feeling smoother, softer and thoroughly cleansed.

4. Suisse Programme Platinum Precious Luxe Cream, 50ml/ S$439

Fueled by the Colloidal Platinum and exclusive Biodynamic Cellular Complex (BCC), the skincare promises excellency in anti-aging efficacy for younger looking skin. The product works to recharge the skin's electrical balance, penetrating deep into skin layers to stimulate cellular renewal and metabolism. I love the Luxe Cream that I received as it is visible after application of Luxe Cream that my skin looks much hydrated and fine lines became less obvious.

5. Dearberry Snail Nourishing Cream, 50g/ S$55

Brighten, refine and renew with this innovative nourishing cream,packed with a high concentration of 70% Mucin extracted from snail mucus to hydrate and strengthen skin against external stresses. I like that this cream is lightweight and easy to be absorbed by my skin and not too much of greasiness felt on my skin after usage.

6. Goldwell Dualsenses Shampoo and 60sec Treatment, 
Shampoo, 250ml/ S$26
60sec Treatment, 200ml/ S$30

Achieve nourishment and superior colour brillance with thus hair care duo specially designed for colour-treated hair. Its FadeStopFormula shampoo works to neutralize brassiness or unwanted warm tones. In just 60 sec, experience impressive hair regeneration up to 100% with its 60sec treatment.

7. Tealy Summer Green Tea, 15 teabags/ S$17, 30 teabags/ S$25

Ultra refreshing and astringency and a subtle sweetness, recharge and embrace a well-balanced body and mind with this summer green tea blend. Brew, pour tea into ice-filled cup and enjoy!
There is a mixture of green tea leaves and roasted green tea leaves in a teabag, it not only tastes nice, it smells nice too!


That's all that I have in my February Bellabox with monthly subscription of S$19.95 and free shipping. 
 More information at Bellabox website: http://bellabox.sg/

Thank you for reading. 

Love, 
Yvonne 
 Remember to follow me on Instagram and Twitter @SimYvonne