Thursday, November 3, 2016

Fail and Meh Beauty Products for my Face

Assalamualaikum and Hi,

Before I committed into skincare routine, I have tried and tested a lots of products to banish my acnes and acne scars. I've been influenced by 'natural' skincare is safe, 'synthetic' is toxic. Yes, I also have tried natural remedies but nothing works. It makes my face itchy and irritated. The only natural remedies that I believe safe are just plain yogurt, honey, oat, turmeric. And I believe we can't use natural remedies everyday.

Here the list of 'Fail & Meh' Beauty Products for my face

From left: W.lab Sebum Out Finish Pact, Garden of Eden Rosa T Serum, Moogoo Full Cream Moisturiser, Eucerin Dermo Purifier Hydrating Care, Hada Labo Shirojyun Lotion Milk, Hada Labo Hydrating Light Water Gel

1. W.Lab Sebum out Finish Pact
Back then, I can use powder pact like they are my bestfriends ever. But now, they are my enemies. I bought this because I want the mattifying effect since I use moisturizing sunblock. But this pact makes my face dry and whiteheads appeared. I realized that I spent too much in airconditioner room. That's why this is not suitable for me.

2. Garden of Eden Rosa T Serum
Natural skincare they said. And stupid me believe this is going to work for acne. It contains Tea Tree Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil, Vitamin E Oil and Grapeseed Oil. Sounds really good oils. But it's not working. I use cotton bud to apply on my acne, but it seems did nothing. Some of the acnes disappeared but they are coming back. And makes my face irritated. This product don't have ingredient list makes me suspicious about them.

3. Moogoo Full Cream Moisturiser
This one is too greasy for face. It's kind of thick cream that hard to blend. This one is full with oils especially sweet almond, olive and coconut oils which are not good for my acne prone skin.  The smell is delicious, smell of cow's milk. Packaging is really good. Now, I just apply this on my body. Quite good for body only. Check out the ingredients here. If you have really dry and unblemish skin, this will be for you.

4. Eucerin Dermo Purifier Hydrating Care
I bought this for my sister since she has problematic skin along with cleanser and toner. She likes the toner only. Now, she just use Eversoft Oil & Acne Control cleanser and use my Hada Labo lotion. Back to this product, this is quite heavy and greasy for me and my sister. Our skin still gets oily. This is not good moisturiser for us. The consistency is just like lotion. It should be lightweight. One more thing, they don't have the ingredient list. I tried search on the internet but got confused with another hydrating products. They have a lots of moisturiser products. I can't detect what's with this lotion's problem. Now, we use this on our body, hands, feets.

5. Hada Labo Shirojyun Lotion Milk
This one is not the Japanese lotion / toner one. This one is really a traditional LOTION / emulsion one. The lotion (toner) is good for me even though there is not brightening effect, but still gives me hydration. With this milk, my face can be overhydrate or overmoisturise (is there any terms for that?) and leads to acne. This is might too heavy or the ingredients are not working well for my skin. I don't think arbutin is the problem because I have use the lotion only, there is no problem.
The best thing about this milk in trial size is the packaging. I put the photo below of the packaging comparison with Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Lotion.

Packaging comparison between Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Lotion and Hada Labo Shirojyun Lotion Milk in trial size

Hada Labo's packagings are so friendly, they even put enough description on the bottle. Full ingredient list, claims, directions in English all complete on a bottle even though for a small size. You can look how Innisfree bottle are just simple, with Korean hangul that I don't understand. Hada Labo bottle made from soft plastic. When open the lid, you can see the Hada Labo has small tiny hole to control the products, you can squeeze the bottle to force the product to come out. The Innisfree one is really bad. It was in a hard plastic bottle that you can't squeeze and you can't control the amount. I oftenly splurge the Innisfree lotion everywhere. In terms of effectiveness, Innisfree win. 

6. Hada Labo Hydrating Light Water Gel
Hada Labo again. This one I totally know why it's not working for me. The content of the alcohol in this product is quite high. It is the second ingredient. At first, I just thought maybe alcohol in this product is 'nice'. Seriously, it is really really bad. Make my skin so dry, I even have dry patches until now. I am totally reject high alcohol content products right now. This gel suitable for oily-heavy teenage younger skin.

From Left: Laneige Sleeping Mask, Human Nature 100% Natural Sunflower Beauty Oil, Guardian Aloe Vera Gel, Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream, Innisfree Aloe Revital Soothing Gel

7. Laneige Water Sleeping Mask
Like what Hada Labo Shirojyun milk and Hydrating light water gel do, this overmoisturise my skin. It makes my skin soft and hydrated but breaking out. Until now, I am not a fan of Laneige because of this one product. Huehue. I can't confirm about the ingredients because Laneige sleeping mask formulation always change. So, I don't know what is wrong with this sleeping mask. I just receive the product without box, just this one tiny jar. 

8. Human Nature 100% Natural Beauty Sunflower Beauty Oil
This one is not working because I use this as a moisturiser twice a day. Maybe I can customize my routine with this one by using as a makeup remover. Human Nature is quite good brand from Philippines, you should check them out here.

9. Guardian Aloe Vera Gel
Don't be fooled with the packaging. There is no way 100% aloe vera is going to survive in a container without preservatives. They stated CONTAINS 100% PURE ALOE VERA. It means that the aloe vera is pure and taken from the earth (roll eyes). Aloe vera is in the third ingredient and in powder form?
This are the ingredients:
Aqua, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Powder, Tocopherol Acetate, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Methyparaben, Allantoin, Tetrasodium EDTA, C12-15 Pareth-12.
This one is not working same as the Innisfree Aloe Revital Soothing Gel. I just irritated from it.

10. Cetaphil Moisturising Cream
This is my fault because they already stated this cream is for very very dry skin. I have oily combination skin which is far from dry skin. Yes, I have dry patches but it is not that bad like your skin is going to crack. This one has heal my sister's eczema on her foot. The ingredients contain light mineral oil and sweet almond oil. My facial skin's enemies.

11. Innisfree Aloe Revital Soothing Gel
I have reviewed here.

Where did they go after you get irritated by all of this products? Of course body. Body is the victim for useless facial products. Muahahahaha. All this products are not working for me does not mean it is not working for everyone else. You can check out my skincare routine, which product I use and my skintype. Maybe now, my routine a bit change.

That's it. See another post! Bye, Wassalam.


  1. Assalamualaikum, i have a question. If your face started to get itchy the first time you apply skincare product, is it an indicator that your skin does not suit that particular product?

    I heard some says that its normal thay our skin behaves thay way after first appliance but I don't wanna take the risk, so I stopped using it.

  2. i am not sure with the itchiness, it is good for you to stop. maybe you can give it another chance and just apply that particular product only and look how it will react to your skin.

  3. assalamualaikum , hai , saya nak tanya , cetaphil ni sesuai tak untuk combination skin yang ada parut jerawat berlubang ?

    1. awk boleh apply on dry area sahaja. parut xboleh hilang dgn moisturiser.