Sponsored Review : Bioré Micellar Cleansing Water

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Is it possible for one product to remove make up, soothe, brighten, soften and disinfect your skin while minimising pores all at once? Sounds impossible right? But that is exactly what Bioré’s New Micellar Cleansing Water claims to do.

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The Watery Micellar Technology effectively dissolves and lifts of all makeup including mascara and eyeliner and Natural Mineral Water from the Northern Japanese Alps provide for a gentle and soothing formula. The cleanser is enriched with Collagen and White Tea Extract to give you brighter, softer and suppler skin while the anti-bacterial formula helps prevent pimples and breakouts, and minimises pores for a clearer and more refined complexion.

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But does it really do what it claims to?

I have sensitive skin and after using this for over a week, I have had no problems with the cleanser, even without rinsing off since this is a no-rinse cleanser. The only challenge is getting all the mascara fibres out. It takes way over 5 seconds of holding the cotton pad over my eyes to remove my mascara but that is pretty much the only tiny draw back. I would choose this over my current facial wipes because this does not sting if I happen to get it in my eyes and when I remove my mascara with the pre-soaked facial wipes, it stings every single time!

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So how well does it remove a pile of make up?

I piled on BB cream, eye shadow, blusher, the works.. To use,

• Pump an appropriate amount onto cotton pad
• Use soaked cotton pad to gently wipe off makeup
• For eye makeup, place soaked cotton pad onto closed eyes and hold for 5 seconds before gently wiping it off
• Repeat until all makeup is removed, and cotton pad is clean

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And this is the difference after a couple of wipes. To totally remove all make up, you’d need about 4-5 cotton pads depending on how much make up you use.

It leaves no oily or sticky feeling at all, but it does leave skin feeling clean, refreshed and hydrated. As I mentioned, rinsing is not required so this is a perfect product for those of you who get lazy with removing make up after a long night out. I personally prefer to wash with my foaming cleanser afterwards for a more thorough clean and to make sure I have nothing “foreign” left on my face. Just make sure you follow through with toner and moisturiser to avoid drying out your skin!

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Bioré Micellar Cleansing Water retails at $18.90 and is available in all pharmacies, hypermarkets and supermarkets, and major departmental stores.

sponsored review : bioré's marshmallow whip facial wash

You’ve probably seen the TV ads by now, and yes, 
Bioré’s marshmallow whip facial wash is finally available in stores! :D

Have you ever wondered why Japanese women are able to maintain such bouncy, porcelain skin? I decided to ask Mimi whether Japanese have a certain way of cleansing their face, and she gave me the very answer I needed. They use a facial net to create “quality foam”, in this way, making cleansing more thorough; as well as reducing the stress that cleansing inflicts on the skin.

The theory behind it?

The ultra fine foam contains bubbles smaller than our pores that go deeper into our pores to get rid of trapped dirt, this ensures you get a really deep clean. The high density of the foam creates a cushion between our palms and our face, thus reducing the pressure, and also acts as a massager.  So although exfoliators promise to well, exfoliate, they aren’t exactly very gentle on our skin, are they?

And if you think the photos above are exaggerated, I actually did try it!

 

Perfect foam, it’s as smooth & soft as melted marshmallows! Thus the name!

I got a little carried away..

How your facial wash foams isn’t something you’d fuss about on a normal basis, right? But after reading about the importance and “finer details” of foam cleansing, I got curious & tried lathering up two of the cleansers I have. Which led me to the conclusion that I wasn’t really getting much cleansing all along! :(

 

The first one barely produced any foam! Instead what I got was a thick, somewhat sticky lather. The second one was a foaming cleanser, it came out pretty okay but quickly started to “disintegrate”. When lathered, the fine bubbles turned into huge bubbles that spread thinly and started dripping all over. Pffftttt!

Bioré’s marshmallow whip facial wash not only gives you a better clean, it also saves you “lathering time”! What’s more, it is enriched with Collagen to provide moisture and leave you with baby smooth skin!

I’ve been using it for over a week, and I love it! I’m sure you girls will too! It doesn’t leave my face feeling tight after cleansing, and my skin definitely feels more moisturised! Each bottle gives you an average of 150 pumps, and I reckon a single pump each time is sufficient. If you cleanse twice daily, that works out to about 75 days. For $13.90 a bottle that’ll last you two months, hey that’s very affordable! Yay for our pockets! :)

You can purchase Bioré’s marshmallow whip facial wash at major supermarkets & medical stores!

There’s also a Spot & Win game on Facebook!

The 1st prize is a $300 H&M voucher! *gasps.

I tried playing it but I seem to be really bad with fast responses… :(

Perhaps you girls will have better luck at it!

http://www.marshmallow.com.sg

♥, jean


face savers

Gotta love courier deliveries… I got two this week! I iz happy bunny :D

Yesterday : Received my first full bottle of serum from Viccal

I finally made the purchase with a 30% discount, the damage? $115.50. I’ve blogged about Viccal before but if you girls missed the previous posts, you can read it here.

I know it sounds pretty pricey, but it works for me. In fact, if you really do the math, it’s not all that expensive cos you only use a weeee bit each time! This is the only thing I use now, apart from a moisturiser after cleansing. No more toners, pimple creams and what not. See? You actually save on other stuff cos this takes care of all your problems. Okay, you don’t have to believe what I say, but give it a shot!

Claim your FREE Viccal samples! After which you will be entitled to 10% off purchases and 30% off during your birthday month! I used my mum’s birthday to get the 30% off. Now you know!

Today : Courier delivered a full sized bottle of  Bioré’s new marshmallow whip facial wash, sponsored by The Sample Store.

Yay! I get to try this before it hits the stores. *grin. Review for this will be up in the next week or so!

Advertorial : Clean Up with Bioré!

Hellooosss! I recently had the privilege of trying out three of Biore’s make up removers, and here’s what I think! =)

Us girls like looking good and playing up our features with makeup. But we often overlook the importance of getting rid of all that “face paint” especially after a long night out! You know how you come home tired and maybe even somewhat “unconscious”?

For that reason I particularly love Bioré’s Cleansing Oil-in-Cotton Facial Sheets!

To put it to the test, I piled on liquid foundation, pressed powder, lipstick, waterproof mascara, eyeshadow and eyeliner.

It really takes layers of makeup off in a single wipe with extreme convenience!

It leaves behind a very subtle fresh scent, and no sign of oiliness at all!

The facial sheets comes in 3 sizes, the tub containing 48 sheets ($16.50), the refill ($11.50), and also a handy travel pack of 10 sheets ($2.95) which is perfect for carrying in your bag! No more sleeping with makeup on if you end up crashing at a friend’s place! A party animal’s best friend I must say! =)

For those of you who have more sensitive skin, you might be concerned about using facial sheets or cotton wool to remove your makeup as it may cause friction and possible irritation. In that case, Bioré’s Hydra Clear Makeup Remover will be your dream come true!

It really leaves my skin feeling soft and supple. Because it’s a water-based cleanser, it leaves skin with no oily feeling unlike other makeup removers! No more rough wiping around eyes to remove waterproof mascara and other eye makeup. And for those of you who have lash extensions, this would probably be a good product to use since oil-based products will reduce the life of the adhesive used for the extensions!

The Hydra Clear Makeup Remover retails at $22.90 for a 200ml bottle.

For you girls who are heavier on eye makeup, I’d highly recommend Bioré’s Makeup Remover for Eye & Lip.

It’s easy. Shake the bottle, and lay a soaked cotton pad on your eye or lip before gently wiping off all makeup. I’m really impressed by how easily even waterproof mascara comes off! I used to use baby oil to remove my eye makeup but this definitely does the job a gazillion times better!

This is also contains Hyaluronic Acid which serves as a moisturising ingredient and ensures the skin around the eyes and lips remain soft and supple with every wipe!

The Makeup Remover for Eye & Lip retails at an affordable $14.90 for a 130ml bottle.

I hope you girls will find the above reviews useful! I had fun reviewing them and will be reviewing alot more products in the future!

pssttt : Don’t forget to redeem your free Bioré samples!

♥ jean

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