I find it a chore to write about hauls, which I prefer just calling ‘new purchases’. But recently I bought products that are so good it would be a disservice to beauty blogosphere if I didn’t share them…stat.
PureVivi Cleansing Lotion for Sensitive Skin
I used to say all micellar water products are the same. Well, I’m taking that back. This makeup remover not only removes makeup, it also makes my skin look better. It wasn’t apparent to me the first few times I used it because it’s hard to isolate which product is doing what–and I was testing out so many different skin care products at the time. One night, I was too lazy to wash my face and used PureVivi to cleanse. I didn’t follow up with anything. I woke up to extra great looking skin. My pores looked somewhat smaller and my face was less oily.
That’s when I remembered to check the ingredients. It has aloe, lactic acid, sodium hyaluronate and a shit ton of fruit extracts. PureVivi seems to be a cleanser-toner hybrid. It’s available at Sephora.ph and costs P667 for a 500ml bottle. It seems expensive for a makeup remover, but it’s around half as cheap as Bioderma Sensibio. Thanks for this, Cheche!
Full ingredients list: Water, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Butylene Glycol, Glycosyl Trehalose, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Xylitol, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Lactic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Glycolate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ziziphus Jujuba Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia Juice, Coix Lacryma-Jobi Ma-Yuen Seed Extract, Crataegus Cuneata Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Juice, Citrus Medica Limonum Juice, Citrus Grandis Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract.
Etude House AC Clinic Intense Pink Powder Spot
My friend, Karen, recommended this to me a million years ago and I want to smack myself on the head for not getting it sooner. If you’re familiar with Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, Etude House AC Clinic Intense Pink Powder Spot (P620) is similar. It’s my current favorite spot treatment product. It calms down inflammation almost overnight and when the skin heals, the pimple doesn’t leave a dark mark.
Laneige Perfect Renew Regenerator
I am seriously regretting the many years I’ve been snubbing Korean skin care products, especially the serums!
I bought the Perfect Renew Regenerator (P2k+) more than 2 weeks ago. Again, because of Karen’s hold on my consumerist heart and also because I saw Song Hye-kyo’s billboard along EDSA.
I can’t believe how this can change the way my skin looked overnight. The day after using it, my skin looked supple, pores looked diffused, and my skin had the Galadriel glow. If not for the need to finish up my foundations, I wouldn’t wear one anymore.
I thought it was only a placebo effect (I know, I’m cynical!). So I put it on my husband’s face while he was sleeping. I thought, if he notices anything when he wakes up, the serum is for sure not of this planet. True enough, while he was shaving the next morning, he noticed how good his skin looks (ang pogi daw nya!). Now, I think he secretly looks forward to serum time.