Clarisonic Mia Review @ 1 week

November 16, 2012 § 4 Comments

So it’s been a week since I got Clarisonic Mia and I’ve been using it every night. The sales representative at Sephora told me not to use it everyday in the beginning because my skin might react to it; however, my skin has been really good with the Clarisonic and hasn’t been sensitive or anything.

So here is how my skin looks as of now. You can enlarge the photo by clicking on it. (Warning! Won’t be a pleasant view!)

Clarisonic 1 week skin

I’ve been having majour break-outs for about 2-3 weeks now. You can see my chin has a lot of red spots, which are the acne scars that I recently acquired (Boooo). I don’t know what the cause of the break-outs but I think it’s hormonal and I haven’t been getting enough sleep due to constant baby movement.

When I bought the Clarisonic, I had a really big zit on my chin that was ready to pop. I know, it’s gross right? I also had many small acne developing on my chin that are red and sore. So I wan’t sure if using Clarisonic was a good idea, because I was afraid it will pop the acne and damage the skin more. Well, I was way too excited to hold myself back so I used it anyways. (NOT recommended for everyone! Do not try this if you have severe acne problem…) As result, my almost exploding zit did not break and it did not irritate my skin at all! I was really happy and I continued to use Clarisonic every night after that.

During past 1 week, I did have to squeeze some of my pimple clean (eww) because they were way too painful. Again, this is not recommended because you have much higher chance of getting acne scar and contaminate nearby skin to have even more acne if you squeeze them. It is a bad habit that I just have to live with… With the help of Clarisonic, which I’ve been using with Fresh Soy Face Cleanser, I think my acne is somewhat under control now. I haven’t been getting as much acne as 2 weeks ago and those that I get are much smaller now. I also changed my skin serum from a hydrating serum to a skin regenerating serum, which seems like helping in combination with Clarisonic.

So far, I’m really loving Clarisonic because it cleanse my face really clean without stripping my skin. I will keep using it and keep you guys posted.

fresh – Rose Marigold Floral Water Review

March 26, 2012 § 2 Comments

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Official Website Description

ROSE MARIGOLD FLORAL WATER delivers instantly hydrating and toning mists of pure and active rosewater. This gentle floral water hydrates the skin for a plump and toned complexion. The natural aromatic experience adds a mood-enhancing dimension. Ideal to re-hydrate the skin throughout the day, set makeup and to calm and soothe.

I like using toners after I wash my face, but I found many toners in North America are used to clear up the last trace of makeup and dirt. In Japan, toners serves as the first step of moisture for the face. I usually wash my face twice (1st to remove makeup and 2nd to remove all the residue) so I really don’t need the toner to remove anything. Although there are more and more moisturizing toners released these days, I still have hard time finding a nice toner in Canada.

So this face mist was one stop of my journey to find perfect toner. Long story short, it was just okay. It smells amazing and did not break me out, but it was not really moisturizing. It is great for refreshing your makeup/face during the day, but didn’t work too well as makeup setting mist neither. I used it as toner for about 2 weeks and finally gave up and brought it to work so I can use it at work when I needed a little bit of refreshing. Ultimately, I don’t really recommend this because it is ridiculously expensive (in my opinion).

Pros

  • Amazing rose floral scent
  • Nice packaging
  • Fine mist
  • Refreshing

Cons

  • Expensive (Around CA$40)
  • Not very moisturizing
  • Only available in Sephora (around Vancouver)

My Final Rating: 2.5/5 

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