Cosmetic Experiences

Sharing bit and piece of cosmetics, skin care products and fashion experiences

L’Extrême Waterproof Mascara

27 February, 2008 Category:Eyes By: cosme

Like Chanel Anti-pollution cream, I also learned about this product from the Discovery magazine from Cathay Pacific Airway. The first moment when I read about this product, I decided to get it. I got this from the beauty gallery in Takeshimaya, Singapore. The salesgirl was very helpful in answering my questions. Even though I price I paid in Singapore was about 10 percent more than the listed price in the magazine, I felt it worth the value after few days of using it. The main reason for buying this was because my previous mascara from L’oxxx makes me look really bad after long hours. The mascara started to blur out around my eyes. Of course the dirty dark spots makes my face look dirty. L’Extreme mascara dries out almost instantly after I apply it.

The mascara is available in two colors: black and brown. I personally prefer black to brown.

Chanel UV Essentiel Protective UV Care Anti-Pollution SPF50/PA+++

27 February, 2008 Category:Face, Skin Care By: cosme

I first learned about this product from the Discovery magazine during the flight from San Francisco to Hong Kong. When I read about this product, I immediately knew that I am going to get this as I know how ‘clean’ is the air in my final destinations. The price stated was USD40 in the magazine. I ended up buying it from Chanel in Takeshimaya, Singapore which cost SGD76 equivalent to ~USD55++. I was so pissed. I should have bought it during the flight or while I was transiting in Hong Kong International Airport. The duty free product is indeed much cheaper even though I did get to claim the GST(Goods and Services Tax) back after spending more than SGD100 in one bill. I have been using it since and it does give me the experience I expected. Without applying it during the day, I will see dark brown water while washing my face at night. With it, the water just seems like normal soapy water.

This is a whitening product that is being sold in Asia (ONLY?). The reason I can think of is probably environment related (pollution??). I can’t find it in the any U.S. stores… yet.

I realized that for cosmetic products, it’s generally cheaper to buy in from International Airport that sells duty-free products.

Soskin Gentle Purifiyng Cleansing Gel

24 February, 2008 Category:Face, Skin Care By: cosme

soskin cleanserThis is my daily-use product for cleaning my face. I have been using this products for about 4 years(if not more). Before this I have tried numerous other brands of cleanser but none could ever satisfied me. Most of the time they were either totally dehydrated my skin or made me feel like I didn’t wash my face. Until one summer I went home and forgot my cleanser. My mum lend me her soskin cleansing gel. After I used it I was so amazed. After the wash it left me with clean look and comfortable feeling. It doesn’t have much scent compared to other common brands of face foam. I not only use it in the morning but also at night. Sometimes I use it after exercise or after I remove my make up just simply because using it to wash my face makes me feel good.

It is so hard to get this product as they do not sell it on the shelf of grocery store. It’s a product of France. I found a website that claims to sell this product but after I paid for my cleanser gel and other products they never came. So I disputed the transaction through paypal. The company claims to be the soskin authorized seller in Canada.

After some time of researching, I found one beauty salon that carries this line of products. It’s located in Fremont. Take Mowry Exit and go toward Lion Plaza. The beauty salon is located in the same building as Lion Supermarket. It is one the left if coming out from the supermarket. The price is about the same as the price in Malaysia.

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21 February, 2008 Category:Body, Hand, Leg, Skin Care By: cosme

eucerinSince this is the first post on this website, I am going to tell you about Eucerin – something that I can’t live without during winter. During the winter time, my skin tends to get over-dehydrated and cracks. When it cracks, I feel itchy and can’t help but pick on it until I can really see the ‘cracks’. It was awful!!! Still remember last Thanksgiving, my condition got worse during the vacation in Reno. The lotions that I had (Vaseline from Costco) was of very little help.

The next day I went to the nearby Walgreen to pick up a lotion (thinking of using it temporarily), after 30 minutes looking at the full shelves of lotions, I finally picked Eucerin. Mainly because on the front of the container states “#1 recommended by Dermatologist”. I decided to give it a try. For a whole 16.9 oz, it costs USD11.99. Quite a good buy.

Quickly, I applied the lotion on both of my legs. At first I felt it’s kinda sticky and regretted. However, it came to my amaze when I realized for the rest of the day I didn’t feel itchy anymore and the cracks seems recovering. I was so happy and continue using it since then. Even though there’re no more cracks on my legs (I used it every morning and every night and also every time after shower), I still continue using it. It becomes my remedy for dry skin. I am glad I found this product.

Not forget to mention, my boyfriend who tends to get frost bite after skiing finds this the solution too. After 3 days of applying this product, the frost bite went away.