Sunday, June 11, 2017

Hatomugi Skin Conditioner


Hello lovelies,

since my last trip abroad, Hatomugi has been seen almost everywhere. Actually, I heard about Hatomugi the first time was in Indonesia, I'm meeting several people who works at Aeon and they told me about this amazing beauty product called Hatomugi Skin Conditioner. Knowing that I'm a beauty blogger, they urge me to try one immediately.

After looking for quite some time, I finally found one at Guardian and so happy with my purchase. Soon after, during a visit to Singapore, I found some more goodies from Hatomugi, it's their gel.

But, let's just focus on the one item that started the rave.

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Here are some details from Hatomugi Indonesia:

Apa itu Hatomugi?

• "Hatomugi" (“Job’s tears” dalam Bahasa Inggris) telah lama disebut ‘tanaman bagi kehidupan

dan kesehatan’, populer dikonsumsi sebagai teh untuk kesehatan atau jamu (Jali-Jali).

• Hatomugi adalah skin conditioner (penyejuk kulit) yang mengandung extract herbal, dalam

kemasan botol besar dengan harga terjangkau, yang berguna untuk melembutkan dan

menyejukkan kulit.

• Kegunaan Hatomugi adalah sebagai penyejuk kulit dan menormalkan siklus sel-sel kulit.

Mengandung bahan yang efektif untuk mencegah timbulnya jerawat, menghilangkan bintik-
bintik noda dan penuaan kulit.

• Hatomugi Skin Conditioner merupakan produk yang serba guna, dapat digunakan untuk

wajah dan tubuh.

• Dapat digunakan pada tubuh setelah mandi. Supaya lebih terasa segar, gunakan Hatomugi

yang telah disimpan di dalam kulkas.

• Selain itu Hatomugi bisa membantu merawat kulit yang terbakar matahari karena

kandungannya yang dapat mendinginkan dan memperbaiki sel kulit yang terbakar.

• Harga retail IDR 98,500. Tersedia di SOGO, Guardian, Papaya atau bisa dibeli via online di

VIP Plaza, Perfect Beauty, Nihonmart, Elevenia, dan Sociolla.

Product Knowledge

• Hatomugi Skin Conditioner membuat kulit selalu tampak segar, lebih kenyal, halus, dan

lembut.

• Teksturnya ringan, tidak lengket di kulit dan tidak membuat kulit menjadi berminyak.

• Menghidrasi dan menjaga kelembaban kulit secara maksimal.

• Fragrance free.

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As wonderful as the benefits of using the product, it is important to know how to use it well.
There's so many ways of using Hatomugi Skin Conditioner, it's a very easy and practical product, the key is to let the watery content have time to be soaked by the skin, 3-5 minutes is more than enough for that plump, moist and supple skin.

What's great about Hatomugi Skin Conditioner is that they provide moisture to the level where it provide hydration without being oily nor any grease felt. So the product is definitely suitable for all skin type, even the oiliest one.

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Now, as I mentioned earlier, there's several ways in using the products, here's number one, with your hands, just pour some of the liquid onto the palm, around half the palm and close the palms together before pressing them onto the face. Start from both cheeks, forehead and chin and then repeat for maximum absorption.

The second method, which is my favorite also, is using a face mask. I got mine from a beauty shop, they shaped like a round tablet. This dried mask which need to be moisten, drop some liquid onto the 'tablet' and they'll immediately expand and release it's true form, keep dripping some liquid until the mask completely unfold, they'll be pretty damp and ready to be used. I can simply add more if I want the mask to contain more liquid.

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I love to use Hatomugi Skin Conditioner on a clean skin right after taking a shower, when the skin is till moist and really clean from the shower, usually the skin still very soft and can take the moisture better. I sit back and relax, enjoying the mask for around 3-5 minutes and took them off.

The skin feel moist and supple and it stays that way without being greasy nor oily until the next shower time or at least the half day for me. My t-zone is rather oily where the cheeks are awfully dry, the product works wonders on both side of my skin. It made the oily parts hydrated hence it stays good without the overcompensating oils and the cheeks stays happy and moist, so it helps balancing the skin conditioning right from the beginning.

I'm still using my usual serums after the skin conditioner and before moisturizer, oil base for my cheeks and water based for my tzone, Hatomugi Skin Conditioner seems to be perfecting my skincare.

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The third way is using a cotton pad, similar to the dried mask, just drip some skin conditioner on the pads and let them soak the liquid, until they are damp or more to the transparent, they are ready to be used on the skin. Let them stick well on the skin well on any sides you want them to be.

During my period, my chin usually has several acne and it is bothering me due to the hormonal imbalance, but nowadays, with Hatomugi Skin Conditioner, they seems to be gone faster than the usual 5-6 days.

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One more thing, put the liquid inside a spray bottle, and spray them anytime. As a toner, as a freshener during the day, or whenever the skin needs a perk up. And it literately can be used on any part of the body, for the skin when it needs a cool off, or for the hair too, it works great when it's need moisture. I imagine using it on the plane and it would relieves me for sure from many discomforts from dryness. Just make sure you put into a small container less than 100 ml.

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Here's my naked skin looking happy and supple. It felt so good to be comfortable at my own skin. It is the most amazing feeling, it add confident and boost self esteem to feel the love for ourselves, because, if we don't, who else, it has to start from oneself.

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Hatomugi Skin Conditioner, a liquid that can be used in many forms and for many benefits for the skin all over. Spray them, with the warmth of the palms, as a mask, as a pack, however you please and let the skin enjoy the goodness from the herbs.

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Thank you so much Hatomugi Indonesia and Kawaii Beauty Japan.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Mustika Ratu Duo Face Care

Hello lovelies,

around a week ago, I was invited by Sociolla to one of their Soiree, unfortunately I was unwell that day and unable to come. However, these babies made it safely to my home so I can review them.

Mustika Ratu is one of Indonesia most famous local brand. Using natural heritage and ingredients Mustika Ratu continues to strive and now, they are ready to embark the new generations with their new products called Duo Face Care.

Along side with,
Duo Face Care Glow & Tight: Face Peeling Gel dan Peel Off Mask
Sociolla also sent me some other new products from Mustika Ratu not to be missed.

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Before reviewing the main items, I would like to start according to the routine, start from cleaning the skin, using these Face Wash.

Looking at the image above, the set does come in two variants, Lemon and Green Tea. Each of the product such as Face Wash, Face Peeling Gel and Peel Off Mask respectively.

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Here are the details from http://mustikaratu.com on steps in using the products.


Langkah #1: Face Peeling Gel Lemon / Green Tea
Pertama-tama, bersihkan pori-porimu dari kotoran dan make up dengan menggunakan pembersih wajah atau cleanser. Setelah wajahmu bersih, lanjutkan dengan penggunaan Face Peeling Gel Lemon / Green Tea untuk mengangkat sel kulit mati.  Kedua variannya sama-sama bermanfaat untuk mengangkat sel kulit mati, membersihkan pori-pori secara optimal, mengecilkan pori-pori,  dan merevitalisasi kulit sehingga kulitmu akan terlihat lebih sehat, cerah, halus, dan poreless. Bonusnya, face peeling gel ini juga bisa membantu membersihkan komedo.
Perbedaan pada kedua variant hanya terletak pada kandungan bahan alaminya yaitu lemon dan green tea. Untuk varian lemon, formulanya kaya akan vitamin C yang bisa mencerahkan dan warna kulitmu. Sementara varian green tea lebih kaya akan kandungan antioksidan yang bermanfaat untuk merawat kulit dan mencegah penuaan dini akibat racun dan radikal bebas yang mengendap di kulitmu.
Untuk cara penggunaannya, bersihkan wajahmu terlebih dahulu dengan face cleanser. Lalu, oleskan Face Peeling Gel secukupnya pada wajah dan pijat lembut kulit wajahmu selama 3-5 menit. Hindari area sekitar mata ya. Kemudian, bilas wajahmu dengan air hangat. Untuk kulit normal cenderung berminyak, gunakan produk ini dia kali seminggu, dan untuk kulit normal cenderung kering kamu bisa menggunakannya sebanyak satu kali seminggu.
Langkah #2: Peel Off Mask Lemon / Green Tea
Next, langkah perawatan selanjutnya adalah mengaplikasikan Peel Off Mask Lemon / Green Tea ke seluruh wajah. Kedua masker peel off ini sama-sama mengandung Tanin yang bisa membuat kulit wajahmu menjadi lebih kencang sehingga bisa terbebas dari keriput dan garis halus. Bedanya, Peel Off Mask Lemon diperkaya dengan kandungan vitamin C yang dapat mencerahkan kulit, sementara Peel Off Mask Green Tea mengandung ekstrak daun teh hijau yang kaya akan antioksidan dan ekstrak lidah buaya untuk menenangkan kulit. Hasilnya, kulitmu akan menjadi lebih sehat, kencang, cerah, halus dan terlihat flawless.
Cara penggunaannya juga sangat praktis. Kamu hanya perlu mengaplikasikan maskernya ke seluruh wajahmu secara merata setelah menggunakan Face Peeling Gel sebelumnya. Hindari kontak dengan daerah wajah yang sensitif seperti area sekitar alis, mata, dan juga bibir. Setelah itu, tunggu hingga mengering dan kelupas masker secara perlahan. Bilas menggunakan air hangat dan lakukan perawatan ini secara rutin sebanyak 2-3 kali seminggu ya untuk hasil yang maksimal. 
Bagi kamu yang ingin mencoba langkah perawatannya, kamu bisa dengan mudah mendapatkan produknya di seluruh minimarket,supermarket, atau department store terdekat dengan harga sekitar Rp32.400.

After reading on the information given, the products seems so easy to be used and practical, right?! Let's go back to the face wash for now and have them reviewed one by one.
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This is the close up look of the Face Wash, the ones with red and yellow dots is Lemon and the one with green dots is Green Tea. They look so cute, the texture is gooey clear gel that lathers on so easy on the skin and it cleans the skin lightly with a mild tingling fresh feeling.

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And the scent, it was wonderful, they are light, definitely not overwhelming and I find myself enjoying it. They doesn't last after being rinsed off, but when I'm washing, I took my time to enjoy the process. And the beads, they are pretty soft and I don't feel them much as to say it is a product that scrub, it's too faint or mild to be described as a scrub.

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And as mentioned on the steps, after cleaning the skin, it's time for the Face Peeling Gel, below are the texture. As in sync as they are with each other, the one with green dots is Green Tea variant and the next is the Lemon. Both are similar on terms of function and benefit. The texture, feeling of the product and everything is the same for me, just the slightly differ in scent.

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They both did they job well and within 3 minutes the dead skin are peeled off. The skin remains comfortable during the process, but for those with lots of hair may felt a bit of a pull when cleaning the dead skin.

After the peeling process, the skin felt so much softer and comfortable. This is good for those with dull skin or aging as well as it speed up the turnover, but I think it is still best to use products when needed so we don't over-exfoliate the skin

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Continues with the Peel Off Mask, (do mind the mixed up images to show the varieties of the product), it comes in a similar packaging but different details written and product inside.

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The Peel Off Mask is clear, they both are and there's no telling which is which. It has a sticky consistency and kinda like a glue. Within a few minutes, they started to dries up and slowly, on the thinnest part, they'll easily peeled off.

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After all of the part has become dry, peel them off completely and reveal the clean skin beneath.

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Last but not least, it's Hand & Body Lotion White Care from Mustika Ratu, it's like the end of the skin routine, same goes with the face (only it's moisturizer and not body lotion), the skin should be pampered after being thoroughly clean and the dead skin is off.

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As the skin no longer have barrier from the dead skin, the products used afterwards can be absorbed by the skin better. On the face, products such as serum and moisturizer becomes lighter and doesn't create that noodling that happens when there's tons of dead skin cells on the surface. It felt good.

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Thank you so much Mustika Ratu and Sociolla fo the wonderful opportunities in reviewing these babies.

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See you again soon!!

Monday, May 22, 2017

The Body Shop New Brand Ambassador


Hello lovelies,

around two weeks ago The Body Shop invited medias and bloggers to introduce their new brand ambassador.

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The event was held in at Senayan area and it was lush-full. Greens and The Body Shop just blends in like it was meant to be.

The first thing that greeted me, is their body butters in many different variants, and then there's tables for cosmetics, skincare and everything in between we could play on.

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The variants at The Body Shop is always irresistible, they keep adding new variants that looks pretty and delightful. Fresh is always the key. Plus, they keep changing new packaging too, I can't seem to take my eyes from their new bottles.

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A responsible brand that always keep up with the trend, but today, it's all about the new brand ambassador that seems to be in sync with The Body Shop philosophy, you've probably seen her on the store lately.
The event itself is an intimate gathering where we met the new brand ambassador in person and listen as she shares her favorites from The Body Shop.

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Cinta Laura looking lovely that afternoon with a floral dress. Yes, she is the new brand ambassador. I've seen her at the shop before for the British Rose collection and she does appear as lovely as a British Rose should be.
On the event, we also given products that are coming from the brand ambassador special collection from the collaboration with The Body Shop Indonesia.

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The palette itself is ready for customers at The Body Shop and it can be bought as mono or singles. These palettes are crafted together named as Down to Earth.

There's Down to Earth Smoky Gold, Prune, Black and mine is Smoky Grey.

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Thank you so much The Body Shop Indonesia for inviting me, see you again soon on the next event.

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Soap and Glory The Righteous Butter


Hello lovelies,

how are you? I hope everyone is in top top condition. It's been a while since my last post. Lately, I was busy playing mom and indulging myself watching iflix :D

While I was at home, usually the air conditioner is on most of the time because it's super hot here. And air conditioner, as we know, make the skin dry...most of the time. Using body lotion is not enough when they are usually gone within a couple of hours. Body butter could last longer and better too.

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Here's when Soap and Glory The Righteous Butter comes in handy.

Award winning body butter with softening shea butter and aloe vera. Smooth on a handful after your shower and you might swear you're wearing velvet. Scented with our Original Pink™ fragrance.

After showering or bathing, smooth a generous handful of The Righteous Butter onto damp skin and massage lightly until it all sinks in.

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What's amazing about this body butter is the fact that it felt so luxuriously white, silky, super soft, utterly smooth and smells enjoyably delicious. Like I just swam into an tropical ocean filled with flowers and gorgeousness, and what is this Original Pink Fragrance?

a fresh fruity citrus with notes of bergamot, summer rose, peach, strawberry, gardenia blooms, jasmine, patchouli warm amber and lush musks.
so, in shorts, beautiful in every side of paradise.

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Using it on a damp skin made the butter melts easier on to the skin. Imagine yourself after a warm bath, the skin feels vulnerably sexy, most and the minute the butter touches the skin, it's like a butter on a warm pudding, melts and glide effortlessly waiting to be massaged in. 

The more I tried to blend the butter on my skin the more the scent evoking and awakens, it is very pretty and delightful. The shea butter works its way to cover the skin and making them stay moist while aloe vera heals and hydrates.

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My skin stays plump and supple for the whole day, or at least until the next shower while the scent last for hours, I figure that to make the scent last longer I can spritz some of the fragrance with the same notes all over every now and then.

Still, my skin doesn't really enjoy fragrance no matter how good it is, and it start to show some resistances, patches of irritated skin due to the fragrance which I'm sure wont happen to those who are blessed with normal skin condition.

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In the end, I still love the product and stubbornly using it every now and then.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Catrice Indonesia


Hello lovelies,

a few days ago I was invited for a Beauty Gathering with Catrice that has been in Indonesia since September 2016.

I've personally tried Catrice from a friend that bought some in Europe, it was wonderful, the color has full pigment and feels covering the lips without fail.

Now, the collection is here, right in front of my eyes, ready to be celebrated with price started from Rp. 26.000.

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The event is started with greetings from the mc and people behind Catrice.

The event is presented by
International Key Account Manager Asia Region Catrice Cosmetics Jerman Ms. Jackie ChengHead of Brand Catrice Cosmetics Indonesia Mrs. Arie Sulistianti dan Chief of Director Guadian Indonesia Mr. Colin

After introducing the brand and sharing the essence behind Catrice, a drug store brand that comes from Germany with quality and accessibility to anyone who loves makeup. Looking at the enthusiastic market in Indonesia, Catrice now has officially entered stores like Guardian.

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Followed by a demo with Suhay where she share on contouring and highlights that appear natural and perfect for daily use yet still charming for special events.

Then it's time for the beauty bloggers to have fun, we chat, plays with some products and have a blast, enjoy Catrice.

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Thank you so much Catrice for inviting me, see you soon on my next post reviewing these babies from Catrice.

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Ciao!!

Sleek Baby Diaper Cream

Hello lovelies, hello babies, hello mommies,

this post is made for you. For your loves ones that still using diapers on daily basis, disposable diapers, no matter what the brand, type or material used. Indeed, diapers have been something that practical, we uses them everyday for convenience and comforts. Looking how in Indonesia not every malls or other public place is equipped with baby care center, we often do the minimal effort by pushing off the changing times or cleans less than what supposed to be done.

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Sleek is a brand that has open a new door of more options for babies as they developed Sleek Baby. Known for producing products with NO SLS in many of their campaign has gotten people's attention as a safer brand.

 From nipple and bottle cleanser, laundry detergent, hair and body wash, hand wash, and now, diaper cream, the one that made specially for nappy time and for those area especially.

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I guess almost everyone (with kids) know what diaper rash is, some may have experienced it when their babies are having one of those. The redness, itchy feeling with perhaps hot or burning sensation which made the kids cries. I thought I'd be a mom that her kids never suffer from one of those, I changed their diapers as often as possible and using the best diaper brand I could find. I also picked the material that's breathable, light and airy. Still, it happened.

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We went for a family trip to Korea, with an 8 hour flight adding with immigration, baggage, journey time from home to the next one it added up to around 12 hours and yes, I didn't change her diaper as much as I supposed to since it was a red eye flight, everyone is asleep on the flight as well as my baby. I don't want to disturbed her during her sleep, hence her diapers is changed when she woke up.

At that time, I've noticed a redness on her private area, at first it wasn't that bad, we use just about any cream we could find as an emergency and that was made for sensitivities, allergic reaction and for just about any skin, not for the sensitive areas, so it took a while (days) and a lot of cries in between since it is not comfortable. I wish I knew about Sleek Baby Diaper Cream by then, would it make a difference? Sure will, it is a cream made for the area that has been suffering from ammonia and feces exposure for too long and it has antibacterial properties, do look at the image below as it explains the details of what's inside.

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The thing about the diaper rash is, it made the skin suffer from dryness, red, angry, frustrated, and itchy at the same time, and here are everything that Sleek Baby Diaper Cream do, it protects, heals, cover, by moisturizing, caring and it even has antibacterial agents too and everything is natural and so gentle it could even be used by a newborn.

The cream is white, lotion in texture, light, and easy to be absorbed by the skin. It leaves a fine film that protected the skin from further damage from friction and helps reduce the burning sensation. When the child is peeing (or pooping) again, the skin has been 'covered' by the creamy lotion, so we do have time to clean it well and re apply. The key is to keep on using to prevent and help the area stays clean and dry as much as possible.

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Being in Seoul during early Spring means the air is still chilly, we need to use jackets and coats plus layers too. This could be a problem for kids too as the body is keeping the heat inside. Problems such as prickly heat could appear, this is where the cream could be handy too, just apply them thinly it helps protecting the skin and made them comfortable.

We can keep having fun with the peace in mind.

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The kid can still have her activity, learn by doing and comfortable in any area possible. No more being fussy and crying every time she feels going to the loo, no more tears during nappy time and all the feeling of uncomfortable are gone.

So there you go, never forget to change the diaper as often as possible, clean the area well, put some diaper cream whenever possible and let them be our little explorer once again. Happy and a go-getter.



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Thank you so much Sleek Baby Diaper Cream.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Sociolla Online Beauty Destination



Hello lovelies,

as online stores are growing furiously in Indonesia, one remain strong as we know, it's Sociolla. Many International and indie brands has sign up exclusively with them and known for being trustworthy.

Counterfeit products are everywhere, we need to be careful and only use what's real and original since none of us wants to waste our money on products that is fake.

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 www.sociolla.com?utm_source=community&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Carnellin Yulyanti


Shop at Sociolla and get special promotions and discounts too, don't forget to use the promo code and click on the image above, see you there!!

Skin is Your Envelope with Cetaphil


Hello lovelies,

Last week, Cetaphil invited medias and beauty bloggers for a day to remember and celebrate your skin.

Cetaphil itself has been part of my family for years and we love their products as it can be used by anyone in the family. Those who owns very sensitive skin can still enjoy the products without any worries or concerns.

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The event was held in Avec Moi, a restaurant in the middle of Jakarta. Hosted by celebrity and dermatologist  who speaks about the importance of our skin and how to care for them on daily basis.

Representative from Cetaphil also speaks how Cetaphil works and what does it do on our skin.

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Dr. Edwin Tanihaha, SpKK, shares that skin is our largest organ that have to go through many things on daily basis. From pollution, UV rays, germs, frictions, radiation, Air conditioner, heat, weather to anything that touches the skin. They protects us and at the same time, they need protection too.

This is where, products like Cetaphil comes in. Brand Manager Cetaphil Indonesia, Chaerun Nisa Putri explains about two products from Cetaphil that cleanses with care and gentleness while the other gives moisture and light protection from the sun.

Andien Aisyah, singer, has been using Cetaphil for three years now. She testify how Cetaphil took care her dry skin from makeup and harsh soaps. She does agree with Cetaphil principal where the Skin is Our Envelop that supposed to be care for, protected and shielded everyday since we live in our envelope all the time.

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Based on my personal experience and a lot of people that I know, we choose soaps or body cleanser based on brand, aroma and price. Most of us even leave it to aroma alone, the one that smells the best, regarding the ingredients, are the one we picked. Even when sometime it made our skin suffers.  How does we know that our skin is suffering? When there's a squeaky cleanliness that we feel on our skin, when there's white strikes when we scratch, when we feel the constant itchiness, redness and visible dryness, those signs are crucial and we need to pay attention since they are screaming for help.

Stop using product that contain high fragrance, preservatives, chemicals and other unnecessary ingredients. Cetaphil use only what's important and keep it low key on the stuff they put inside their bottles for the skin to enjoy. Cleaning them with care and gentleness and protecting the skin with hydration.

I know many personal experiences from my friends too that they can only use Cetaphil. For me personally, I used to be able to use any products, but now, as I grew older and my skin is not as though as it used to be, I can only use Cetaphil. Don't wait until your skin can't take it anymore, start using only what's best from now for a better start and better skin in the future.

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Thank you so much Cetaphil, see you soon on my next post.