10 Essential Skincare Tips from Dermatologists

Buying expensive skincare products or adding more items to your usual beauty routine is not always the solution to having flawless and glowing skin. There are lots of simple ways you can achieve healthy and radiant skin. 

The specialists at Dermatologist Singapore shared some skincare advice with us on this topic. We asked them for tips on how to prevent common skin problems like breakouts and dry skin, for instance. 

From choosing the right products to creating a healthy diet, here are some easy tricks that can help improve your daily skincare routine — regardless of your skin type. 

1. Use the correct facial cleanser for your skin type 

Even if you’re consistent with your skincare routine, it won’t work if you’re not using the right product for your skin type. 

If you have oily or acne-prone skin, for example, you need a facial wash with salicylic gel or benzoyl peroxide. 

For those who have dry skin, it’s recommended to use a moisturizing glycolic or milky cleanser. 

Meanwhile, a brightening wash that has an alpha hydroxy acid works great for skin with brown spots or melasma. 

In short, before you buy a product, make sure to check its ingredients and see if they fit your skin type. 

2. Moisturise both day and night 

Some people tend to moisturise only once a day. However, dermatologists say it’s important to moisturise every morning and night. This will help prepare your skin before the day starts and rejuvenate it after a long day. 

Find a gentle moisturiser that is made for everyday use, comes with no heavy fragrance and doesn’t cause irritation, especially for those who have sensitive skin. 

3. Hydrate inside and out 

Hydration is not only good for the body, but for the skin as well. Skin experts say that lack of water leads to less radiance and more sag. 

Therefore, when choosing a cleansing, moisturising, or anti-ageing product, you must check if they have hydrating formulas. Most importantly, try to drink 8 glasses of water every day to keep yourself hydrated — be it rain or shine. 

4. Exfoliate a few times per week 

To remove all dirty skin cells that cause dullness, use a cleansing product that’s pH-neutral. This way, you won’t have dry skin as you exfoliate. 

Your body needs exfoliation too so don’t just focus on your facial skin: pay attention to the needs of your body skin as well. 

5. Maintain a healthy diet 

The team at Gastroenterologist Singapore advised everyone to have a healthy diet with a focus on omega-3. This will increase your skin’s ability to hold onto moisture.

For instance, adding flax seeds or walnuts to your salad will give an instant boost of omega-3. Also, make sure to eat foods with low carbohydrates.  

6. Use products that contain essential vitamins 

In line with having a balanced diet, it’s also vital to give your skin the vitamins it needs. This includes using serums and creams that contain topical antioxidants that nourish the skin. 

These vitamins can also help repair damage to the skin from sun damage. Serums/creams can be applied under your sunscreen for added protection. 

7. Clean your makeup tools regularly 

Simple yet crucial things like constantly cleaning your makeup brushes and other tools can help fight infection and clogged pores. 

For concealer and foundation brushes, they must be washed at least once a week. 

For eye makeup brushes, it’s advisable to clean them twice a month. Most other brushes can be cleaned once a month. 

8. Wear sunscreen 

Due to the daily UV exposure that causes visible signs of ageing, you need to protect your skin by wearing sunscreen. Whether it’s summer or rainy season, UV rays can penetrate through clouds, rain, and fog: that’s why it’s recommended to apply sunscreen whenever you go out. 

Pick a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher for best results, by the way. Anything lower won’t help you much.

9. Avoid touching your face frequently 

As much as possible, avoid touching your face to prevent the spread of bacteria that may lead to breakouts, scarring and wrinkles. It’s a common mistake!

10. Don’t use too many products 

Using a variety of skincare products all at once is harsh on the skin, which may result in clogged pores and breakouts as well. Simplify your routine and only use products that work best for you. 

The Magical Cloud – Affordable Natural Organic Products For Your Everyday Life!

Recently, i have received a care package from The Magical Cloud and i’m so thankful for it! Been neglecting myself ever since the arrival of Caleb and i’m so in need of self-care and personal grooming! During pregnancy, i was extremely paranoid over the products i used on my face and body. Decided to switch to natural organic products and i have never look back since! The Magical Cloud is a local brand which carries products that are chemical and preservatives free. They use natural and organic ingredients to give the best for for your skin, face and body.

First of all, I will be reviewing on the organic lip balms from The Magical Cloud! i’m in love with the ingredients and quality of the lip-balms as it is made with all-natural / organic alternatives + essential oils. Therefore, i won’t be ingesting potentially harmful ingredients like petroleum. It comes in 2 flavors – Lemon and Lavender. Both lip-balms smell really great and therapeutic!

Texture wise – Both lip balms have nice consistencies, creamy and not too waxy which make application a breeze. After application, my lips feels soft, smooth and hydrated. The lip balm does not cause stickiness and it adds a soft glossiness to my dull lips. 🙂

Next up, there’s the Bye Bye Stinky which will give me new refreshed feet! Because of my work environment, i will have to wear covered shoes and that will tend to make my feet sweat. The foot spray contains 100% pure Australian tee tree essential oil Tea Tree which neutralizes odour and prevents odour formation. It also has antiseptic, antibacterial and anti microbial properties. It is recommended to shake well before use and to spray on both feet from a 15cm distance. I will use about 2 sprays onto each sole and there’s a refreshing sensation after use. At the end of the day, there’s no unpleasant smell when i remove my shoes! 🙂

Shoo Away! Insect Repellent Spray keeps the nasties away with 100% pure Australian tee tree essential oil. I like this insect repellent as it is not oily and it does not contains any chemicals and preservatives. This is really important to me as i don’t want anything harmful to transfer to my baby’s skin when i carry him. It also does its job well by keeping the mosquitoes away and protected me from itchy and red mosquitoes bites!

Like it or not, we are exposed to fine dust particles which affects health and irritates skin. Overtime, the accumulation of toxins and impurities in our bodies leads to a wide range of issues, from deterioration of the skin to detrimental health conditions. Hence it is important to use products which will draw out harmful toxins, deep-seated impurities and negative energies from the skin to promote purity and natural balance. The Magical Cloud has products that will shield our skin from harsh environmental pollutants, promote clearer, brighter and improve overall skin health for absolute wellness.

For the body, there’s the Yummy Honey! Body Scrub to promote skin detoxification for better skin health! It is recommended to use a wooden spoon (as it contains honey!) to scoop up and apply to whole body. Gently massage using medium pressure to exfoliate dead skin cells. Thereafter, rinse with warm water and pat dry. Skin may feel oily after use, but rest assure that the Olive oil’s goodness will get absorbed within 10 mins and leave one with moisturized skin. There are no chemicals or preservatives so use this within 1 month.

I’m pretty excited to try the Yummy Honey! Body Scrub as it contains honey! Honey helps to eliminate bacterial so it will be good if you have acne prone skin. Not only that, it is packed with antioxidants to help prevent aging. It also has soothing and hydrating properties! The Yummy Honey! Body Scrub smells really heavenly and inside the packet, it contains dense amount of Honey!!! ohhhh!!! The texture of the scrub is ‘honeyish-sugary’and the consistency makes application fuss free and convenient (you need not worry about getting scrub particles all over the place). 

As i don’t have the habit of using a body cream, the skin on my body tends to be dry, and flaky. Hence, i will have to exfoliate the skin on my body regularly to get rid of dull skin and dead skin cells. After giving my body a good scrub, skin felt oily but there’s no need to rinse it with soap so as to let the goodness of olive oil penetrate your skin. Once the oiliness is gone, skin feels smooth and supple. My skin also appears to be brighter, more supple and moisturized. Yeah!

Clean skin is the first important step to flawless skin and the best thing you can do is to remove your makeup and double cleanse your skin daily. It is important to use effective products that will remove all dust, excessive sebum, impurities and make-up which contributes to skin problems (like clogged pores, acne and sensitivity)! The Magical Cloud’s Clay Genie! Exfoliating Cleanser with Azuki and Kinako Clay helps you achieve the perfect skin as it cleanses while also conditions, whitens & moisturizes skin.

To use it, you will have to mix 1 -2tsp with water or milk. Stir until a paste forms and let it thicken for 1 min. Apply to face and massage in circular motions. Leave it on for 5 minutes and wash it off. I won’t deny that application is a little troublesome but i assure you that it is worth the effort! The Clay Genie! contains natural oats exfoliater so it removes dead skin cells gently. After leaving it on for 5 mins, my skin brightens instantly and it is so smooth to the touch! Best of all, i did not experience redness after using it!

The Magical Cloud products are available online website and new users enjoy 10% cashback!

For more information and updates on The Magical Cloud, you can follow them on their Facebook or Instagram

* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from The Magical Cloud’s Website

Althea A’bloom | Meringue Puffs | Refreshing Skin Mask Pack | BHA Blackhead Blaster.

Hello everyone! Althea has recently sent me their latest in-house collection – A’bloom which is a fun new product range! If you are new to Althea, let me do a brief introduction! 🙂

For years, Althea has been playing an important role in bridging authentic K-beauty to SEAsians. Althea is an one-stop shopping destination where everyone in the world can enjoy authentic K-beauty products at a reasonable price, just as Korean consumers do in Korea. In this post, i will be talking more about the A’bloom Meringue Puffs, Refreshing Skin Mask Pack and BHA Blackhead Blaster.

Dessert anyone? A’bloom Perfect Skin Expression With Meringue Puffs

Althea has launched the first beauty tool in the A’bloom collection. Introducing the first meringue sponge puff designed which was inspired by baking meringue cookies. The lovely, cute pastel pink colour and cookie-shaped meringue puff helps to achieve the perfect skin makeup.

Available in two sizes, the giant meringue puff will provide quick and smooth makeup application on wide surface of the skin while the baby meringue puff will provide fine and detailed makeup application on small surface of the skin with its pointed tips.

The puff can be used both ways to achieve 2-way perfect skin expressions:

1. Moist and glossy skin makeup when the puff is soaked with water
2. Matte and Flawless skin makeup when the puff is not soaked with water

The meringue puffs are made out of non-latex sponge with hydrophilic properties which will
grow 1.5 times bigger than normal size when soaked with water allowing makeup to be applied
perfectly on the skin.

The Giant Meringue Puff (size 48*46mm) will help one to apply makeup quickly and easily was it is 1.5X bigger in size than an ordinary puff. This will allows you to apply your base makeup fast and achieve even coverage for wide areas of the face. The Giant Meringue Puff is a versatile puff which can be used dry or wet to achieve different finishes while the extra large size ensures quick and even application. For glossy, moisturizing finish, soak in water before makeup. For perfectly matt finish, use it dry. The narrow part can be used for detailed makeup such as eyes, nose, lip and curved parts of face. Made of high density latex free foam and non toxic materials, the Giant Meringue Puff is suitable for all skin types (even sensitive ones).  It is soft and flexible to help achieve fast and perfect skin makeup and blends evenly to cover any imperfections.

The Baby Meringue Puff (30*28mm) comes in pack of three irresistibly sweet and versatile puffs to use dry or wet (2 way finish). For glossy, moisturizing finish, soak in water before makeup. For perfectly matte finish, use it dry. Made of high density latex free foam and non toxic materials, the Baby Meringue Puff is suitable for all skin types (even sensitive ones).

Suitable for makeup beginners, the Baby Meringue Puff is fuss-free and easy to use. Because of the ease in application, one can achieve precise makeup and coverage in an instant. Meringue small shape quickly blends into smaller or wider areas for precise application. This multi-angle puff blends easily for perfect detailed and flawless streak-free application. The Baby Meringue Puff is made soft and flexible to allow easy application for hard to reach areas and targeted spot cover. The narrow part can be used for detailed makeup such as eyes, nose, lip and curved parts of face. The wide part can be used for overall face to cover a wide area easily. One puff does it all!

Next, we have the Abloom Refreshing Skin Mask Pack which is part of the new launch! A’bloom refreshing skin masks pack contains strong antioxidant with harmony of fruits and natural ingredients of plants which provides custom care solution for each skin type. The PH balancing also helps strengthens skin barrier as well as re-charge the skin with fresh energy.

The fruit masks pack are made with strong antioxidant power of fruits and soothing energy of
natural plants to hydrate, nourish, whiten or treat blemishes. The sheet masks are made out of 100% natural eco-friendly fabric to effectively deliver the efficacy of the rich fruits essence and the essences are formulated with reduced viscosity that are available in creams. The masks also have cooling effect and excellent absorption to deliver efficacy of ingredients deeply into the skin and keeps skin moisturized for long. The mask also feels refreshing on skin and it emits a gentle citrus scent. Lastly, it transfers validity of natural wood extraction deeply into the skin with excellent penetration and close adhesion

For hydrating needs, the Watermelon Moist Mask will provide skin with excellent amount of moisture. The watermelon fruit has 92% of water which is excellent for moisturizing and soothing for the skin during the hot weather. Besides this, the mask contains natural aminoic acid called Citrulin and Betain that forms a natural moisturizing membrane on the skin, leaving it moisturized as well as a smoother skin that does not dry out. The mask also contains lavender extract which helps soothe sensitive skin and provides liveliness.

The Peach AC Control Mask will be useful for people with blemish skin as Peaches are rich in moisture and vitamin A retinol components which helps control the oil and water balance of the skin. It helps normalize the skin turnover cycle with retinol by preventing troubles and taking
care of dead skin cells and provide smooth, hydrated skin. The mask also contains tea tree extract to help sterilization and takes care of trouble spots and pores.

Avocado is known as the butter of the forest with rich protein that prevents aging and
provides strong antioxidant with vitamin E tocopherol. Hence, the Avocado Nourishing Mask
aids the excellent absorption of skin-friendly unsaturated fatty acid to provide shininess and
elasticity to the skin.  It is mix with hibiscus flower extract that contains Antocyanin, an antioxidant to prevent the skin from aging.

The Lemon Lime whitening mask will provide an instant whitening effect to skin after usage. Lemon and lime contains high vitamin C ingredient to help repair and protect the skin
from UV damage. The vitamin C’s function of inhibiting melanin production provides a clear and
transparent skin. This mask contains green tea extract which is also rich in vitamin C ingredient to assist in controlling melanin production and skin care.

Finally managed to squeeze sometime during my confinement to pamper my skin. During this period, i don’t have the time to take care of my skin and i am sleeping only 4 hours a day. As such, my skin is dry and life-less! Hence, the Watermelon Moist Mask to the rescue as it is hydrating, soothing and provides skin with liveliness. Sounds like what i need!

The mask is well-soaked in essence and upon application of mask, my skin is instantly soothed! Really love the refreshing and cooling sensation which helps to calm my skin. There’s enough essence (leftover in the sachet) to apply on my neck area as well. The mask is also gentle on my sensitive skin and it does not cause any redness. The mask also fits well on my skin and it is tough enough to withstand tears. There’s a soothing lavender scent which i like! After removing it, the residue essence was fully absorbed into my skin after gentle patting. There’s absolutely no oiliness and stickiness. My skin became more hydrated, less red and more radiant! Love the end results!

Lastly, there’s the A’bloom BHA Blackhead Blaster which will blasts off blackheads, whiteheads and dead skin without the OUCH! A’bloom BHA Blackhead Blaster is an easy and quick triple treatment for blackheads, whiteheads and dead skin for daily care. It contains natural ingredients to help gently deep cleanse the pores and removing dead skin cells while preventing any irritations or redness on the skin.

The BHA Blackhead Blaster contains natural BHA ingredient helps to deep pore cleanse by exfoliating the dead skin cells and it can be removed easily without pain. Its gentle and non-irritating formula treats and prevents new ones from forming. At the same time it treats, melts away impurities and prevents future breakouts. The 8g compact size makes it easy to carry this around and it is suitable for people with Oily / Combination skin.

Key ingredient – Natural BHA (White Willow Bark Extract 5,000ppm)

● Apricot seed powder helps to remove excessive sebum.
● Charcoal will absorb the dirt in the pores.
● Tea tree leaf oil helps to soothe as well as prevent any redness and irritations on the skin

How to use? Dampened the skin, apply the stick directly on targeted areas and massage in circular motions for 30 seconds. After that, rinse off with water.

A’bloom Meringue Puffs, Refreshing Skin Mask Pack and BHA Blackhead Blaster can be purchased via Althea.

Did i mention that the A’bloom products are really affordable? Now you don’t have to burn a big hole in your pockets~

Giant Meringue Puff (1P) = $3
Baby Meringue Puff (3P) = $4
BHA Blackhead Blaster (8G) = $5
Refreshing Skin Mask Pack = 1 pc at $0.60 and 10 pcs at $5.00

* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from Althea’s Presskit & Website

Beauty Delight In Every Bite With Ceramiracle Ageless Delight Beauty Chocolate Supplement!

Today, i am back with a review of an interesting yummy supplement which will fight signs of aging! In January, Ceramiracle has launched the Ageless Delight Beauty Chocolate and this is the first clean-label, sugar-free dark chocolate beauty supplement infused with skin-benefiting ingredients that are wrinkle fighting while providing hydration to the skin!

If you are new to Ceramiracle, let me do a brief introduction! Ceramiracle believes that Beauty is a universal language. The brand’s core value of Prejudice-Free drives the company’s operation which gives birth to prejudice-free products featuring universal formulas suitable for all skin types. The formulation of every single product is researched and tested for its efficacy to ensure its suitability for all skin types.

Ceramiracle’s One Formulation for all skin types promises Universal Efficacy and simplifies skincare because Ceramiracle products are all-embracing and work effectively for everyone. This is the defining hallmark that distinguishes Ceramiracle and its products from other brands in the market. Ceramiracle is also a PETA-certified brand and all its products are cruelty-free, vegetarian-friendly and do not contain harmful preservatives, fragrances or unsafe chemicals.

With this new launch, Ceramiracle is making waves in the world of beauty supplement by bridging the gap between food and beauty with many people’s favorite sweet treat – Chocolate!

Chocolate is considered an indulgence to many, yet it may not be known to most that dark chocolate contains nutrients that positively affect skin health as a powerful source of antioxidant. Ceramiracle’s Ageless Delight Beauty Chocolate supplement is made with 70% organic South American Dark Chocolate plus other skin benefiting ingredients targeted at rejuvenating skin to bring forth a natural ageless radiance. This 100% sugar-free and vegan-friendly dark chocolate-based beauty supplement works to improve the skin’s hydration*, this unique chocolate supplement helps to iron out the wrinkles and fine lines*, while delivering a potent dose of antioxidants.

*Based on a placebo-controlled, double-blind ingredient study conducted with 33 volunteers over a 6 week period.

Ageless Delight Beauty Chocolate supplement is vegan, cruelty-free and xylitol sweetened with no sugar. It contains zero fillers, preservatives, dairy, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybeans or artificial flavor. With the Ageless Delight Beauty Chocolate supplement, you can now indulge in chocolates without guilt!

Each box of Ageless Delight Beauty Chocolate supplement contains 20 solid mini dark chocolate bars infused with skin benefiting ingredients such as fucoidan, polyphenols & phytoceramides.

Fucoidan not only stimulates collagen production, but is also an excellent protector of the skin’s natural elasticity, keeping away telltale signs of aging, like wrinkles and fine lines. Polyphenols are naturally packed with antioxidants which aids in skin firming and rejuvenating its appearance. Phytoceramides help to recreate the protective skin layer that has been lost to time. By binding the skin together and locking in moisture, it improves the skin’s density and restores elasticity.

Key Ingredients:

– 70% Organic South American Dark Chocolate

Packed with a host of nutritional compounds, dark chocolate is an excellent source for the daily-recommended intake for minerals like manganese, copper, iron, and magnesium. It is also loaded with antioxidants like polyphenols, flavanols, and catechin.

– Premium Fucoidan from Bladderwrack seaweed (Fucus vesiculosus)

Ageless Delight Beauty Chocolate supplement’s clean and pure Fucoidan hails from the pristine waters of the Tasman sea. Fucoidan is a known antioxidant with in-vivo studies showing the ability to support our skin against external stressors. Fucoidan is also an excellent protector of the skin’s natural elasticity.

– Phytoceramides (from Rice Extract)

These naturally found substances help the skin recreate its protective skin layer that has been lost to time. They bind the skin together, bringing back its youthful plumpness by better locking in moisture and hydrating the skin from within. Phytoceramides have also been shown to improve skin’s density, which in turn aids in the smoothening of the wrinkles, thus giving  skin an ageless radiance.

“It is no longer enough to provide our skin with an external shield that may wear off over time. Our skin needs to be cared from starting with its deepest layers. From skin supplements to healthy foods, there are an abundance of natural ingredients that can heal the skin from within and bring back its youthfulness.” – Eugene He, CEO of Ceramiracle

I’m so excited when i have received the product as i am a chocolate lover and this dual chocolate supplement also provides skin loving benefits. It is recommended to consume one square of chocolate supplement daily. Taste wise, it taste like normal chocolates and there’s absolutely no funny after-taste~ Packaging wise, each chocolate comes in a pretty mint packaging which makes it convenient to consume on the go! Moreover, i also realized that the chocolate don’t melt easily which is a big yay in our hot & humid weather! After finishing about 10 chocolate supplement, i do observed that my skin is less sensitive, calmer and less tight (which means more hydrated!) Will definitely consume this supplement diligently for good skin 🙂

Ageless Delight Beauty Chocolate supplement is exclusively available at all Robinsons Singapore
stores and on ceramiracle.com, priced at S$69 / box of 20 individually packed pieces.

Limited Time Offer: FREE mask with every Beauty Chocolate purchase. Add The Reboot Mask to cart and use the code SELFCARE at checkout! Bridge the gap between food and beauty with the latest Ageless Delight Beauty Chocolate that smoothe out the signs of time effortlessly while giving you a guilt-free indulgence

Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from Ceramiracle’s Presskit & Website

Althea x Titi Kamal Collaboration | Stay Fresh Body Sparkling Mist | Althea Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser

Hello everyone!!!! I’m back with another review post of two products that Althea has sent me~ So blessed to be their beauty ambassador as i have the chance to enjoy the K-beauty awesomeness that Althea have to offer. For years, Althea has been playing an important role in bridging authentic K-beauty to SEAsians. Althea is an one-stop shopping destination where everyone in the world can enjoy authentic K-beauty products at a reasonable price, just as Korean consumers do in Korea.

I will be introducing more on Althea’s Stay Fresh Body Sparkling Mist and Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser that’s self-designed and manufactured by Althea themselves!

Althea has their 1st celebrity collaboration and its none other than with Titi Kamal who is not only beautiful but also a talented movie star and singer from Jakarta, Indonesia! And on top of that, she is as enthusiastic about beauty trends across Southeast Asia and her passion for understanding what consumers love.. The collaboration with Titi Kamal has resulted in Althea’s first body mist, the Stay Fresh Body Sparkling Mist 💖

Titi Kamal is an Indonesian actress and singer with a knack for fashion and style. Best identified by her luxuriously long black hair, she’s a beauty icon that’s captured the hearts of fans all across Southeast Asia.

If you are someone who loves a feminine mix of fruity and floral scents, you will love the Stay Fresh Body Sparkling Mist. The mist is a sparkling mix of sweet orange and peach, followed by an ever-graceful echo of rosy floral notes. Not overbearing strong, this gentle perfume lingers on the body for a long-lasting scent. It also has a non-sticky formula that feels comfortable on the skin, and it embodies the elegance and beauty of Titi in a bottle, perfect for the urban femme. The combination of these beautiful scents will give you that fresh feeling you need to seize the day. The bottle is perfectly sized (100ml) to fit in your handbag or travel carry-on so you’ll always be ready to impress.

Key Ingredients:

Damask rose-water – Keeps the skin hydrated and gives a gentle fragrance

Orange Flower extract – Refreshes the senses

Elder flower extract – Cools and soothes the skin, while giving out a feminine scent

The Stay Fresh Body Sparkling Mist has a simple but yet feminine packaging. The bottle is made of plastic with a spray mechanism nozzle. Personally i felt that the nozzle is a little too stiff and i hope it will ‘loosen’ after multiple uses. I have always been a big fan of fruity and floral scent and i love how the Stay Fresh Body Sparkling Mist has a nice blend of rose scent complemented with orange and peach citrus + fruity scent! It isn’t too over-powering and the staying power is decent as well (I still can smell it after 3 hours of application). Most important of all, it is not drying on skin or leaves behind a sticky film. Retailing at $11.60, i would say that this item is a good buy if you are looking for an affordable body mist.

I have also receive Althea’s Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser which helps extract dirt from inside the pores and to maintain a healthy pH balance of the skin. Combining the powers of a cleanser and serum, the Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser promises to whisk away makeup, dirt, and oil with mint extracts. It also ensures the skin stays cool and hydrated throughout thanks to a dual moisture cell system that envelopes the skin in a serum-like formula. It prevents the skin from drying out and effectively minimizes enlarged pores, keeping it smooth to the touch. This product also helps to balance the pH levels of the skin to keep it working in tip-top shape! Best of all, it’s gentle on the face and suitable even for people with sensitive skins.

Characteristics and Ingredients:

– A purifying cleanser with a serum-like formula

– Removes makeup, dirt and oil without drying out the skin

– Balances the pH levels of the skin to ensure it stays healthy

– Water, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Cyclomethicone, Isononyl Isononanoate, Dipropylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Citric Acid, Hydroxyacetophenone, Disodium Edta, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Citrate, Butylene Glycol, Fragrance Balances the pH levels of the skin to ensure it stays healthy

  • Mint leaf extract – Cools down the skin and soothes irritations
  • Jojoba seed oil – Deeply moisturizes any dryness without feeling heavy
  • Tea tree leaf extract – Has antibacterial properties that purify the skin
  • Water, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Cyclomethicone, Isononyl Isononanoate, Dipropylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Citric Acid, Hydroxyacetophenone, Disodium Edta, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Citrate, Butylene Glycol, Fragrance

You can either use the Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser to remove make up or to cleanse the skin. I’m using it to remove my lipstick and to cleanse my skin (when my skin is feeling oily during mid day). Personally, i will pour a generous amount on a cotton pad and swipe it gently over my face to wipe off grease, dirt and lip stick. If not, you can also pour the cleanser onto your palm and gently massage the product all over your skin in circular motions for 5-10 seconds before rinsing it off with water. However if you are having heavy makeup on, it is highly recommended that you do double cleansing.

I like the light floral scent from the Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser but don’t like the packaging! I’m hoping that it will come with a pump so that usage will be made more convenient. The serum cleanser has a higher viscosity than water but not as thick as an oil based makeup remover. When i first touched the cleanser, i do find the texture a little oily but after application it does not leave skin feeling greasy.  After application, it leaves my skin refreshed, clean, smooth and moisturized. It does remove greasy, dirt and lip stick well with just a few gentle swipes. At $11, the Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser is definitely worth the buy!

* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from Althea’s Presskit & Website