Monday, March 13, 2017

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Deliciously Shiny Lip Colour


Hello lovelies,

before reading this post do visit my previous one regarding Lingerie de Peau and how do I get these babies at this link: Click Me!

There's details for the complete set and pricing too.

In this post, it will solely review the lipstick.

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Look how beautiful the products are, look at the lipstick, it has the iconic shape of their perfume, the clear spade on the cap. And of course, the lipstick has the exact same scent as the perfume. 


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Guerlain creates an absolutely essential and utterly irresistible La Petite Robe Noire Lipstick in deliciously shiny texture to dress up your style with colour!
Vibrant shades in an innovative texture:
- a light-weight texture reveals the lips’ natural radiance, leaving them supple and comfortable
- buildable coverage thanks to its thin film: one layer to offer a glimpse of the sensual texture of the lips, several for a more dense and sophisticated finish
- inspired by La Petite Robe Noire, the formula is deliciously perfumed and delicately flavoured for an unforgettable taste on your lips
- an ultra-shiny finish and pure & luminous colours thanks to a cocktail of fine oils and a selection of “POP” pigments coated in a specific shine-boosting resin

Fragrance

A floral fruity fragrance with accents of bergamot, rose and raspberry, inspired by the delicious notes of La Petite Robe Noire, and an exquisite flavour attract tender of passionate kisses. So addictive!

Directions for use

Thanks to a thin light-weight texture, La Petite Robe Noire Lip Colour offers a made-to-measure coverage.
1 shade for 3 intensities:
- 1 layer for a delicate halo of colour that offers a glimpse of the lips’ sensual texture
- 2 for to light up your smile
- more for a bold, vibrant and sophisticated shade

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So I think their highlight is on the bright and bold colors like red, pink, plum, cherry, and I'm getting a Beige Lingerie which is close to nude. I'm almost disappointed, until, I tried the product.

It has that smooth intensity and unbelievable texture that I adore. This is what all lipstick should felt like, so silky and comforting, hydrating, watery and sensual without any balmy, greasy nor discomforts from the feeling like after consuming something very oily. La Petite Robe Noire Deliciously Shiny Lip Colour hits every notes correctly without being high pitch.

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The color is gorgeous, it somehow has become, so me, like it was made for me.

And look at the image below. The delicious lip colour doesn't just give color and shines, it heals my dry chapped lips into smooth, soft and irresistible set of pouts. Love it to the max.

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I'm a fan of lipstick, especially high ends brands, not because they are prestigious, but they give results that I want. An infused skincare cosmetics. I hate waxy feeling, tacky balm, or weird scents that are all overwhelming and making me realize that I actually have something on my lips. Some could be unbearable, like the ones that dried the lips and create misery, or the ones that promise moisturizing effect but made the problem worst by being so thick and difficult, it add up the dead skin cells, creating a mountains like uneven surface.

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Deliciously Shiny Lip Colour, gives shines, color, three dimensional radiance, coverage and best of all, a real hydrating effect that my lips love. It felt so light and super smooth too, I can clearly see the fine oils benefits.

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The shades are varied from pink, nudes, to plums, but I think most of the shades are in the purple zone. There are 20 shades and I'm looking forward to try more shades, like Leather Blazer, Black Perfecto, to Ruby Ring.

Overall,
definitely one of the best lipstick I've tried, seems like now I'm addicted to it, I want to get more shades, or perhaps, collects them all.

Thank you Guerlain Indonesia.

Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Natural Perfection Foundation Skin-Fusion Texture Long Lasting SPF 20


Hello lovelies,

Guerlain has recently launched their newest addition in their makeup section, from La Petite Robe Noire Lip Colour (Rp. 440.000) , La Petite Robe Noire Nail Colour (Rp. 340.000), Lingerie de Peau Natural Perfection Foundation SPF 20 (Rp. 895.000), Lingerie de Peau Multi Perfecting Concealer (Rp. 585.000), and Lingerie de Peau Brush (Rp. 725.000).

Guerlain Indonesia send me Lingerie de Peau Natural Perfection Foundation SPF 20 (Shade 02C) and La Petite Robe Noire Lip Colour (Shade Beige Lingerie).

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The product looks luxurious and gorgeous too. I can't hardly wait to play with them, but since my schedule is rather hectic and I'm exhausted too, I have to wait for a couple of days before finally able to slowly 'digesting' them one by one.

And that chance happens to be last night, suddenly I have a wedding invitation to attend to, so I get ready and use these babies, and the review is made separately for each of the product, since I think they do deserved a post individually.

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Lingerie de Peau Natural Perfection Foundation SPF 20

Guerlain's Lingerie de Peau turns the dream of a perfect foundation into reality – so skin-fusing and natural that it can't be felt, can't be seen. Its fresh, light texture glides onto the contours of the face like a second skin to enhance beauty naturally, without artifice, all day long.
Guerlain Technology, Bio-Fusion micro-mesh, an unprecedented combination of contouring and smoothing stretch fibres with natural silk and linen fibres that are in total affinity with skin. Hydrating agents bring softness and comfort throughout the day.
Lingerie de Peau is offered in a universal range comprising 18 ultra-natural shades for every skin tone: cool, neutral and warm.
Lingerie de Peau is sold in a 30 ml pump dispenser

Fragrance


Lingerie de Peau has a distinctive and delicate floral scent. The first peach note blended with an accord of vegetal notes is fresh and sparkling. The rose, raspberry and jasmine heart is enriched with a powdery base of balsamic, benzoin and white musk.

Directions for use


Apply a few drops to your face, then use your fingertips or the Guerlain foundation brush to blend in, moving from the middle of the face outward and down to your neck for best coverage. For an all-day second-skin mattifying finish, apply Lingerie de Peau Compact powder to complete the look.


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The product has a wide shade spectrum that covers almost all skin tone. It doesn't just go with fair to dark, it covers the base from neutral, warm to cool as well, as some skin does has different undertone. One's fair skin doesn't just fair, it has that specific hue. Same goes to every level of the shades. Simply visit any Guerlain counter and let the staffs helps you finding that one product matches your skin perfectly. It speaks about natural as its best, like a second skin, in tone, texture and feeling too. Guerlain has gone far from any other brand that I know.

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How come a simple product known as foundation be that good? 

Combining technology, high quality ingredients, research and understanding what we need in a foundation could be the key to their success.

Here are some images, you can clearly see the effects of using the product. Prepare to be amazed.

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The texture of the foundation is like a light creamy lotion, it blends effortlessly onto the skin. As light and airy as it is, surprisingly, the coverage is amazing. I do have tons of blemishes as I just had my period, so my skin, could be said, is at its worst condition.

From large pores, redness, post acne marks, lack of sleep that causing my skin to looks dull and tired, uneven skin tone, to dark spots too. In a single layer of applying the foundation, the skin already appear so flawless, like it is naturally good. I can add more layers to build up coverage to maximum, for me, 2 layers of foundation is definitely enough, like a fly could easily slipped over.

The skin appears like it has zero problem, no large pores, no redness seen, no scar, post acne marks, and the radiance is just beautiful. Not too much, just perfect. I received a lot of compliments that night when using the foundation.

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All the after images shown in this post is after using the foundation alone, not any powder nor concealer is added. Only on the after colour and full makeup is the powder has been added to help achieving the semi matte finish that I want.

The foundation is light enough to be used daily and dazzling enough for that special occasion, since it is so feather-like yet sublime. It's a foundation that I'll happily use every day and doesn't seem to want anything else. It's that good.

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I feel like the foundation replaces other products such as primer and base at the same time. It's a fulfilling foundation that caters many issues at the same time enhancing every good angle in a foundation.

I do still need a concealer for under the nose, but that's it.

One more thing, the foundation smells heavenly, I can still sense the scent hours after application, like my face has its own perfume. 

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I have nothing but praises for Lingerie de Peau Natural Perfection Foundation Skin-Fusion Texture Long Lasting SPF 20, from the function, finish, texture, ability, to how it feels on the skin. Like it enveloped my skin, creating an illusion of a perfect skin that's has no problem whatsoever, coated in gorgeousness.

Those who have dry skin like mine can simply use skincare first to address the problem prior using  makeup, including this foundation, and yes, those with oily skin should do the same too, use proper skincare that helps oiliness, a good skincare also helps makeup performs better too, so we can't rely on one thing and neglect the other. Makeup and skincare should work hand in hand for that perfected look that last.

Thank you so much Guerlain Indonesia, this is a product I truly cherish.

Juara Candlenut Nourishing Massage Oil

Hello ladies,

Juara with their iconic candlenut series that smells so good and provide tons of hydrating and moisturizing effect to my skin also have a massage oil which can be used as a body oil as well.

The product looks simple and it can be found in some online stores, but I couldn't find it on their official website. The product is real alright since Juara themselves gave it to me, a few bloggers have review the product too so I'm kinda confuse in terms of where to get a legit info regarding the product, so in this post, it would be solely about my personal experience in using the product.

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The product has a tacky label, like it was just stick on it and if we removed it, it can be easily mistaken or sold to other brand. Perhaps it is to be sold in Indonesia only since I don't think it can be on par with the regulation in the US.

The packaging is not as luxurious as their other products, looks a bit like a cheap product. The plastic cap doesn't hold very well and easily removed, I'm concern when taking this one during traveling.
The pump works well, it distribute the oil little by little, for massaging it could be a bit fuss since the oil absorbed pretty fast on my dry skin, so I need around 3-4 pumps per area during massage. On the other hand, as a body oil, it was perfect.

Oil holds moisture better than water, so I use it as a body oil on daily basis with my lotion, so it adds us as a barrier that  protects my skin from dryness, I can use it several times a day, and it works like a charm for my heels too.

The oils soften the skin, make them moist and supple again, even on very dry areas. Lotion absorbed too fast and the effect is felt for a few hours while the oil can last for twice the time. One bonus point for me is the lovely scent from Candlenut, using it with the rest of series made the scent  last for the whole day, I love it!

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Overall,

a great massage body oil that I can use everyday, it helps soften the skin, protecting it and create a moist barrier for dry skin. It can be used for areas prone to stretchmarks, doesn't make the skin feels hot (so it is still breathable), absorbed easily by the skin with no oily nor greasy residue, reminds me a lot of a dry oil, so in the end regarding the product, it is wonderful and worth every penny, it's the packaging that they need to improve.

Thank you Juara Indonesia, another skin caring product that contain no known harmful chemicals that smells and work great!




Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Juara Candlenut Hydrating Shower Gel

Hello lovelies,

as a fragrance lover, I adore everything that smells so good and one of the collection from Juara really capture my heart, it's their candlenut collection.

From the body butter, body scrub to perfume oil, now, is their shower gel. 


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Pamper your skin and escape to Bali with our gentle, sulfate-free foaming shower gel with nourishing candlenut oil and JUARA’s signature scent.  Skin will feel clean, soft and supple.

Ingredients:

Water/Eau, Disodium Lauroamphodiacetate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, PCA, Glyceryl Oleate, Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Glycol Stearate, Aleurites Moluccana (Candlenut) Oil, Fragrance/Parfum, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Phenylpropanol, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Hydroxide.
Juara’s Candlenut Hydrating Shower Gel is a gentle foaming body cleanser enriched with skin softening Candelnut Oil to soothe and rejuvenate dry skin. Its light fragrance features notes of lush greens, freesia, white jasmine, bergamot and rose with a hint of coconut. Free of damaging sulfates, this body wash is suitable for all skin types.

Key Benefits

Enriched with skin nourishing Candlenut Oil to hydrate and protect
Sulfate-Free formula
Leaves clean, soft, and renewed

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The texture of the shower gel is creamy and slippery, easily lathered on the skin and feels so good when the aroma kept on bursting all over the shower room.

It is an enjoyable experience, it made me feel like I'm in a luxurious spa just by the scent alone.

The shower gel made my skin feels clean yet still very much comfortable since no harmful chemical is added, hence the skin is still soft, moist and supple. Perfect for my dry and sensitive skin.

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Those who think that all shower gel is all the same, think again, it's something that we use twice day on daily basis, it can strip away the moisture from your skin or help to retain the skin's natural moisture. People always says it is better to prevent than cure, it's the same with stuffs we are using everyday from the simplest things.

If we continue using harmful products that are drying or causing the skin to suffer, it'll get worst and worst every single time, and eventually, the skin can't take it anymore and serious problems may occur. So please, start from daily things, choose products that are caring, gentle and works wonderfully on the skin without any damage done, big or small.

Maison de FLEUR Scent by Varo


Hello lovelies,

these babies are one of my treasures from Japan.

I saw their store in Ikspiari when visiting Disneyland area. It was small yet adequate, they brought collection that are so pretty and adorable. From bags, handkerchiefs, perfume to toiletries. As a huge fan of toiletries, I get one in a Fukubukuro (lucky bag). 

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These are the products inside mine. Some hand creams, hand butter, hand treatment, lip balms, body cream, shampoo, and all in different scents.

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The product inside worth twice the price paid. It's really something that I'm looking forward from my trip in Japan, quality products with beautiful scents and very rewarding experience. I can share these babies with my family and friends too.

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These are the lip balms, my favorite is, of course, Rose, it gives the lips a faint red hue, like a stain. Others are transparent and when seen, the Fig might be two, but one in original and the other is Moisture.

Pistachio is nutty and fresh while fig is fragrant. I love their unique scents.

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The texture of the balms is like most balms, it is balmy. Perfect for the dry weather in keeping the lips moist.

There's nothing special about the containers too, in fact every products is simple and plain, just the wrapping with scent by varo and of course, the cute kitty cat that made the difference. However, when opened, they are just plain white container.

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And their shampoo or body cream is just wonderful, they both smells so good. Lilac is so feminine, calm and the floral scent is beautiful. Their rose is perfect too, but unfortunately, my skin can't take it, mine is too sensitive when using a scented products.

The shampoo on the other hand create a silky smooth finish, kinda a bit like dry oils but doesn't make the hair limp nor greasy. And the scent, last all day long.

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The hand treatments are gorgeous, the gel smells so good and lightly moisturizing the hands. It came in many variants too, mine is Lilac and Lavender, both my favorite scents.

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The hand butters is thick and creamy, they moisturize the hand at the creamiest level possible.

So the hand treatment is the lightest, followed by their hand creams and finally, the thickest one in texture and moisture is hand butter.

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English garden smells like blooming flowers in the spring or early summer, so fresh and beautiful, they are just so lovely. I wish I have one in their perfume or perhaps everything in the range such as body shower, shampoo, body cream, etc.

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Below is the texture of the three variants, on the far left is hand treatment, the middle is hand cream and the far right is hand butter.

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Overall,

I think they are great as they produce quality  products with irresistible fresh floral and feminine scents. One product can come in several textures and scents too. Unique, beautiful and I find them all smells so good. I wish I can try more, perhaps next time when I visit Japan again.







Monday, February 27, 2017

Dove Sisterhood Gathering


Hello everyone,

last week I went into an event at Kota Kasablanka for an event with Dove.

With their theme of Sisterhood Gathering, we can invite one more person to go with us to enjoy a day for our lovely hair.

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Dove had a campaign going on for the past month where using a hashtag #Sempurnakandengandove, everyone can share their stories of sisterhood. It could be with their relatives, sibling or friends they considered as sister.

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As sister completed each other, care and love to be around each other, Dove wants to share the same thing. Their shampoo and conditioner are made to be with each other, caring  for the hair and seal the moisture in for a better treatment.

Dove Conditioner with Keratin Active Series said to repair the hair surface and give deep nutrition. Unlike other conditioner that only come with smooth effect without repairing ability.

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Dove with its many variant able to share variants depending on the hair needs.

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Representative from Dove and guest speaker on the event made the presentation worth listening to. One session which I think to be valuable is the Q&A's. Questions such as is 2 in 1 product considered better or how is it different from a normal shampoo and conditioner product separately, is those using head scarf still need using conditioner to does people with oily hair still need conditioner are all answered.

Conditioner is still needed by everyone and it is better to use additional conditioner than 2 in 1. Rinse the conditioner well and only using it from the mid part of the hair all the way to the ends and always avoid the scalp.

Oily hair means the hair is dehydrated as well, using conditioner is said to help the hair to be better in nutrition.

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And the event continued with games of hair styling and clothe matching before finally comes to an end.

Passerby and just about anyone can enjoy the fun by joining a free hair wash, games and back light photo contest too.

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Thank you so much Dove Indonesia for having us at the event, see you again soon!!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Juara Clove Flower & Tumeric Anti-Aging Serum


Hello lovelies,

the minute I turn 20 something, I started using serum on daily basis. I feel like it was part of my skincare journey. Start with a simple one that moisturizes and hydrates the skin, to brighten up, to rejuvenating, lifting, firming and finally anti aging in my late thirties.

Anti aging often linked to wrinkles and lines, well, it's not totally wrong, but it is not 100% correct either, anti aging covers hydration, lifting and firming  too,but the key is still hydrating.

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The products from Juara emphasize on using all natural ingredients with elements from Jamu (Indonesian herbs). Hence, many of its key ingredients are found naturally in Indonesia.

Here are the ingredients for Clove Flower & Tumeric Anti-Aging Serum

Water, Chondrus crispus (Red Algae) Extract, Hydrolyzed Chondrus Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Glycerin, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-14, Lycium barbarum (Goji Berry) Fruit Extract, Butylene Glycol, Ethoxydiglycol, Eugenia carophyllus (Clove Flower) Extract, Citrullus lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Pyrus malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Lens esulenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Bambusa vulgaris (Gold Bamboo) Leaf/Steam Extract, Pisum sativum (Pea) Extract, Glucosamine HCl, Plankton Extract, Xanthan Gum, Maltodextrin, Phyllanthus emblica (Aamla) Fruit Extract, Tetrahydrocurcuminoids, Ferulic acid, Di-Potassium Glycyrrhizinate, Camellia sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Sodium PCA, Sodium Lactate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Levulinate, Potassium Sorbate.


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Get glowing radiant skin! Specifically created for aging skin, this powerful serum features a potent combination of active botanicals to smooth, brighten and firm skin.


Highly concentrated with a combination of active botanicals and our unique Radiance Complex, Clove Flower & Turmeric Anti-Aging Serum helps to preserve skin’s youthfulness.
Turmeric, Clover Flower and Indian Gooseberry help to boost radiance and even out skin tone, while providing antioxidant protection. Plant Peptides, Goji Fruit and Golden Bamboo help firm and smooth skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while Sweet Pea naturally exfoliates. Sea Algae, Watermelon and Hyaluroni
c Acid help to plump up the skin and infuse it with a pure burst of hydration.
After only a few applications, you will notice an increase in skin’s smoothness, radiance, plumpness and firmness. Suitable for all skin types.
Alcohol-free. Oil-free.

Key Benefits

Boosts radiance & luminosity
Instantly smoothes, firms, lifts & tightens skin
Helps reduce redness and evens out skin tone
Powerful antioxidants help protect skin from free-radical damage
Results after only a few applications
Good for all skin types, especially aging skin

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The product has a runny gel like texture that feels comfortable on the skin. It might not be as fragrant like other serums in the market that contain fragrance. For me, that's one of the reason why they are so good. Those with very sensitive skin can be relieve that the are using safe ingredients.

100% VEGETARIAN SKINCARE. DERMATOLOGIST TESTED. FREE OF PARABENS, SULFATES, PHTHALATES, MINERAL OIL, GLUTEN, ARTIFICIAL COLORANTS AND HARSH CHEMICALS. CERTIFIED CRUELTY FREE.
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The packaging is super cute, the bottle is chubby and like a super thick crayon. The pump container is spot on, making sure the product inside stays hygienic and clean. I normally use two pumps for the whole face and neck area. My skin are known to be firm and wrinkle free, there are some dryness but this serum is great for dry skin too.

Use daily for best results. Use day and night on cleansed skin. One pump is plenty for a face application. Two pumps worth will cover face and neck. Follow with your favorite JUARA moisturizer.
Another tips from me, if you want to use two serum it is also possible, use the one with watery based first and then the one with oils before moisturizer.

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Thank you so much Juara, this is definitely one serum I continue using, the texture is light and very comfortable, help adding moisture and hydration to my dry skin while other ingredients works all around to be anti aging, made them radiant, plump, supple, and of course, healthy.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Juara Tamarind Tea Hydrating Toner

Hello lovelies,

one of my favorite skincare brand has this one toner that they swore to be the best one out there. It has the ability to help toned the skin while caring and even reduce sensitiveness by calming it down.

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This antioxidant rich toner is a true skin quencher! This alcohol-free treatment toner provides provides intense hydration to thirsty skin. Skin is left soft, supple and radiant.
Key Benefits
  • SOOTHES SKIN AND HELPS REDUCE REDNESS
  • PLUMPS SKIN WITH ADDED HYALURONIC ACID
  • PROVIDES POWERFUL ANTIOXIDANT PROTECTION WITH TRIPLE TEA EXTRACTS EXCELLENT FOR USE


This unique toner combines skin soothing botanicals and powerful antioxidants to treat and protect the skin, leaving it glowing. Tamarind seed extract works to increase skin’s hydration levels and enhance skin smoothness and suppleness. Moisture-binding hyaluronic acid makes skin feel instantly soft and refreshed. A calming infusion of white, green, and black tea extracts comforts and provides antioxidant benefits, helping to prevent environmental damage and premature skin aging. Vitamin-rich rice bran extract provides calming benefits to minimize the appearance of redness and other signs of stress.
Excellent for use after micro-dermabrasion, chemical peels, waxing and shaving. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and blemish-prone skin. Alcohol-free. Oil-free. Fragrance-free.

Key Benefits
BOOSTS HYDRATION WITHOUT ANY OIL
SOOTHES SKIN AND HELPS REDUCE REDNESS
PLUMPS SKIN WITH HYALURONIC ACID
PROVIDES POWERFUL ANTIOXIDANT PROTECTION WITH TRIPLE TEA EXTRACTS EXCELLENT FOR USE AFTER MICRODERMABRASION, CHEMICAL PEELS & WAXING GOOD FOR ALL SKIN TYPES, INCLUDING VERY SENSITIVE SKIN AND ACNE-PRONE SKIN
JAMU Ingredients & Benefits
SMOOTHES & HYDRATES
The “Date of India” is a curved brown bean-pod from the tamarind tree and has long been used in Indonesia to address various health conditions, particularly stomach ailments and respiratory disorders. Extract of tamarind seed has been found to increase hydration of skin, improve its smoothness and stimulate skin’s regenerative process.

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The product comes in a pump bottle, the liquid is watery and the color is yellowish with a hint of orange brown. The scent is like a fresh tamarind, not sour thou, but fresh and slightly sweet.

So far, the toner feels very comfortable on my skin, I have a dry and sensitive skin, the toner never aggravate my skin nor made them dry. It doesn't enlarged the pores nor creates problem like oiliness nor acne. It is a toner which I think can be used to just about anyone and any age. I hope they made one in spray container to be used anytime. It has that calming and softening effect that freshen the skin at the same time.

Last but not least, does it worth to try? It think it very much is.