December 22, 2018

Intiz'Journal Best Skin Care 2OI8


First of all, I would like to say that this journal is going to be quite long.It's actually the first time I want to mention about my best skin care products which really change my facial skin life and I would like to share it here. I have combination,sensitive/acne-prone skin,and I was struggled with acne for a long time and still having it but my acne is less ...how can I say? "hideous"? than before. 

Get thing healthier, clearer facial skin is my 2018 beauty resolution. I have tried many products, and beauty routines. Surprisingly, with all that process,  I'm quite happy with my skin now. So, I'd like to share those products which will be forever on my shopping list. Well, let's get started.


BEST FACIAL CLEANSER :: CHANEL LA MOUSSE

I first use this Chanel cleanser (by that time it was Chanel Mousse Douceur) to clean my foundation brush. I actually plan for the cleaning experiment because Chanel price tag is quite expensive compare with those facial cleansing products in the market. Besides, the price goes up every year! After I experienced my first experiment and I have tried it with my face. It's definitely my forever cleanser. It totally clean the skin, gives the refresh feeling,and doesn't make my face feel dry or tight at all.

BEST CLEANSING OIL :: SHU UEMURA //HADALABO

I was hesitate to try any kind of oil to my face because I was afraid that it would clog the pores and cause acne later, but I decide to give it a try. Using cleaning oil as make up remover is much quicker and cleaner than my old routine with the micellar water. Besides, I don't like the feeling when rubbing cotton pads with my face again and again (I'm early 30s, and I love to be avoid from wrinkles as much as possible,though),so this is the right decision I've made. Shu Uemura Utime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil is the best.It cleans all the make up,and doesn't dry out or leave the oily barrier on the face. Then, I found another affordable one from the Japan which really does a good job at removing make up, it's Hadalabo Gokujun Cleansing Oil

BEST TONER :: THAYER'S WITCH HAZEL ALCOHOL-FREE TONER (LAVENDER)

For my all time favorite toner before this one, it was Kiehl's Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner. I changed my toner several times from drugstore to counter brands,but I couldn't find the good one. I experienced acne after using Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Toner. Finally, I got my hands on Thayers at the All About You store in Bangkok. (You know, I can't find one when I go to the US, but I found it at home. How funny is that?)The toner is light and I love the refreshing and calm scent of lavender. It soothes the skin and ready for the next skin care steps.

BEST FACIAL ESSENCE :: SK-II FACIAL TREATMENT ESSENCE 
There's no double about this SK-II essences. It is my must have skin care product. So many people love it ,but just its weird fermented scent will give a little unpleasant feeling,but I can take. I love the moisturizing and smooth feeling in my skin after it. Moisturizing is the best thing if you want to have a healthy youthful skin,trust me. 

BEST PRE-SERUM :: SULWHASOO FIRST CARE ACTIVATING SERUM-EX 
Do you need a pre-serum in your skincare routine? Well, I'm not the beauty expert and related on my experience, I recommend you to have one. I tried the popular "Korean skin care routine" which would take me forever before going to bed. Using pre-serum,to me it was extra moisturizing step to keep your skin moist which is really important for me because I work in the aircraft almost everyday. If I don't look after myself, my face is going to be dry like elephant skin and I won't let that happen to me. I've been using this Sulwhasoo pre-serum for two bottles,already and still satisfy with the healthy glowing skin I have,and the softness is the extra.Of course, I'll buy it again. 


BEST MOISTURIZER :: CLARINS // DRUNK ELEPHANT
One flight, there was two woman passengers pressed the call bell on the flight asking me to write down my skin care products in the serviette for them. They said "How do you get that smooth and glow"? I would tell you here that I use the Clarins Multi-Active Day cream-gel (also the cream formular one if I work on the 7+ hours flight ). Recently, Clarins discontinue the cream-gel formular at the same time I was about to switch the moisturizer (I always switch moisturizer every nine months)so I purchased the Drunk Elephant. I'm using the Protini Polypeptide Cream for daytime,and the Lala Retro Whipped Cream. They are my skin life saver. Besides,the packaging of the brand is so cute and I can't resist that,though.

BEST EYE CREAM :: ESTEE LAUDER Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix
I don't have many of favorite eye care products that because none of them help with my major eye concern, dark circle. I purchased this without finding the information about it (unlike most of the time I want to buy one counter brand product.),the applicator which look like a wand looks interesting to me.(Yeah! Just that wand!). Well, as the result it works so well especially for dark circle and I was impressed. So, I use it as my day and night. I recommend to us the applicator to massage under your under eye area when using as the PM routine.

BEST BRIGHTENING PRODUCTS :: SK-II // DRUNK ELEPHANT 

Brightening in my case is not about that 'super white' skin that somehow one of the beauty popular trend in Asia, but for me it's about getting glowing and have acne spots as less as possible. I stopped having laser treatment for three years,already. Personally, having laser is the quick-fix,but to me it makes my skin even more sensitive.So, during those three years the SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence Serum is my best brightening treatment which give me the glow radiant skin. 

Another brightening step of my routine is exfoliating. I do this twice a month, or once I feel like there is some weird barrier on my facial skin. My favorite products are St.Ives Acne Control Apricot Scrub. I using this facial scrub for ages and still loving it. Currently, I'm using the energizing coconut & coffee one which I love it,too.

The last favorite brightening product is the Drunk Elephant T.L.C.Sukari Baby Facial. Another skin life saver one even though it stings me a little bit for the a couple minutes after use.I love its brightening result which give me when I wake up with healthier glow on my skin. I actually use this product twice a week,before bedtime, and avoid any sunlight or LED light after use.

BEST FACE OIL :: HERBIVORE//DRUNK ELEPHANT//KORA ORGANICS 

I start using face oil, about last year sometime during winter. We all know, winter is the driest skin season that's why I start adding facial oil into my skin care routine. I was hesitate using it,same feeling like I wanted to start using cleansing oil.I thought to myself, the cleansing oil doesn't make any pimple,so this should be fine. Kora Organics Noni Glow Face Oil  is the first face oil that I buy and I love it. It's not greasy as I thought. It gives the best moisture to my skin. I only use one big drop and mix it with my Lala Retro Whipped Cream before bedtime. My next best face oil is Herbivore Lapis Facial Oil , I don't know how to explain how great is this product,all  I want to say that if you have combination, sensitive/ance-prone skin like me.This oil is the perfect match with the complexion. I use it (2-3 small drops) with my day and night moisturizer. I also love Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil, currently I only use its sample size but I'm going to purchase the big size one.It really give me the moist skin without clogging my pores. I actually use this oil alone about two drops,massage in my hand and pad on my face, or sometime one drop and slightly pad on top of my moisturizer.

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I think this is the longest journal that I've ever blogged here. I'm so happy to share some of my beauty experience which I hope it would help you at some point. Lastly, I wanna say that having acne is not the end of the world. Don't be stress about it. The more you stress, the more difficult to get rid of it. You don't have to trust every products that I mentioned here. Try it yourself, get a sample then decide that you'd like to buy it or not. By the way, I didn't mention some products in the photo because I feel like I should try it more before decide that it's the best or not. I'm sorry about that.

Hopefully, I have some more beauty experience to journal next time. In the mean time,stay gorgeous and have a great holiday. xx

**P.S. The products in this journal are not sponsored. 


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