Saturday, September 6, 2014

Mizon Snail Repair BB Cream SPF 32 PA ++

I missed my blog so much!
Well, i've been travelling to Makassar, a city in South Sulawesi. And while being there, i have some itinerary i need to follow.. Therefore i can't do blogging. More about my story while travelling will be written soon! And since it's a beauty blog, i'd do review from a girl's point of view, so it's still applicable *i think*.

The most usable item i brought while travelling is BB Cream. I know, it's soooooo long since most of you moving on to CC Cream era. I haven't tried any CC Cream yet, i am skeptical at first. Ehm, not just CC Cream, i don't even trust any BB Cream. I can't really find a BB Cream that really suit me to the heart (or skin, whatever).. Most of them are too white, or too gray, or too thick, or hard to blend, or giving too much coverage, or too sheer, or even worse : causing blackhead or even breakout.

I don't really worry about blackhead now, since i have B.Liv Off with Those Head, but breakout is different story. Usually, most BB Cream causing me breakout if i used it more than 4 hours. And you know how i am fighting with acne since last December (you can read the trailer here, full story is going on) so no, i don't want any BB Cream crashing small improvement i got.

Mizon Snail Repair BB Cream is one that got approvement from KFDA (Korean Food and Drug Admission). It's certififed for whitening, wrinkle care and UV protection. Well, most of BB Cream claimed how good and multi function they're. But certified? i haven't even heard about KFDA before this. Should i give it a try?

 Mizon Snail Repair BB Cream SPF 32 PA ++
50ml or 1.69 fl oz.
(if you want it, i have an extra for sale here)

The packaging is tube, made from pretty-thick plastic. It has right size for travelling, even it's bigger than most of other BB Cream. Nothing fancy or pretty from the packaging, really. But i do prefer having a decent product in so-so packaging than pretty packaging but just so-so product.
ingredient list (click to enlarge)
Snail Secretion Filtrate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Titanium Dioxide, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Peg/ppg-17/6 Copolymer, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Dimethicone, Cetyl Peg/ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Arbutine, Bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol MethoxyphenylTriazine, Sodiumchloride, Ozokerite, Cyclopentasiloxane, Triethyl Citrate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycosyltrehalose, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Calcium Stearate, Hexyl Laurate, Zinc Oxide, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Laurylpeg/ppg-18/18 Methicone, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Alumina, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Aluminum Stearate, Allantoin, Panthenol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Beta-glucan, Adenosine, Lecithin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Ubiquinone, Diisopropyl Adipate, Glycerin, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Ethanol, Castanea Sativa (Chestnut) Seed Extract, Carica Papaya Fruit Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Cornusofficinalis Fruit Extract, 1,2-Octanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tropolone, DisodiumEdta, Fragrance, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499

The main ingredient is snail secretion filtrate (45%), wow! Thank you mizon!
Most of any other ingredient are safe, but yes it does have
Cyclopentasiloxane on third. Cyclopentasiloxane is a type of silicone which is good to help blending product, but sometimes bad for those who allergic with it.

Well, personally, i don't mind having silicone in my make up. My skin enjoy it too, so i got no problem with it.
So let's move to swatch-section, shall we?

mizon snail repair bb cream spf 32 pa ++, under the sun

mizon snail repair bb cream spf 32 pa ++, under the shadow

 Well Well Well ~
I found Mizon Snail Repair BB Cream work so well with my skintone. However, if i use too much product, it'd makes me look like i am wearing heavy mask. So i just take a proper amount, and use my finger instead of brush if i need more coverage.
The texture is medium thick, but easy to blend and doesn't really cling to your pore/lines/wrinkles. Ehm, i don't have wrinkles yet, but i guess so.
If you're the spotting "Fragrance" in ingredient list, well~ it's not disturbing at all (for me). Just nice and it will gone after application.

But why i do loves it so much?
no matter how long i use it
*spread the confetti*

You know, once we're on holiday, sometimes we doesn't have good time to reapplying make up. Or skincare.
My skin is crazily sensitive, most of skincare/makeup causing me breakout. I used to only have 2 choice in my life : wash my face at noon and reapply everything from zero to hero, or use nothing at all.
During holiday, there's some days i need to be out from morning to night, without reapplying anything but powder and lipgloss. But do i got breakout? Errr mostly not.
If i do have acne, it's mostly because of food allergic.

And if it's about holiday, it's about taking pictures. Woo-Hoo!
It doesn't causing white-cast. Safe!

Plus points are : It's cheap, compared to most of BB Cream out there and it has 50ml inside! My favorite, hands down.

Would i repurchase? YES, if i ever ever ever finish with this tube.
Which i think i would.

Have a nice day!
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ps. i would be out of town once again, so i think i have to reschedule my mind and plan.

Friday, August 29, 2014

B.Liv Off With Those Heads

Have you ever heard about B.liv?

B.Liv was created by Cellnique, a leading paramedical brand in professional skincare industry over fifteen years. Name B.Liv is not just contraction from the word "believe" but also "be" and "live". Yes they constitutes a life-affirming motto which extorts customer to "live for the moment" and seize the day.

B.Liv also inspire their consumer to believe in themselves, that they can change not only their skincare, but also the world they live in. Me likey!

As far as i know, B.Liv haven't entered Indonesian local market. But they do offer free international shipping for every order $40 and above. Mine was delivered by DHL right into my doorstep. Sooo much appreciation from me, who is too lazy to take my package from main postage office ^^~

B.Liv Indonesia can be found online in facebook :
For Enquiries HQ BLIV SKIN SDN BHD +60351234200 Jakarta
PT KOSMETIKA KECANTIKAN ABAD fnykonardy@gmail/ +62821-2336-6688

B.Liv Off With Those Heads
This sebum gel extracts blackheads and whiteheads with ease- without the need to painfully squeeze. Off with those heads removes blackheads and whiteheads without violence or pain, and stops them from appearing ever again, the gel softens the clogging blocking your pores, allowing for effortless extraction and removal of all sores. Its essence ingredient keep oil secretion under control, and skin irritation will never again rule! Say goodbye to painful squeezing! This light cooling gel promises to easily remove stubborn blackheads and whiteheads in just 14 days of daily application. It keeps excessive oil secretion under control while preventing future irritation and breakouts.

 Main function :
clear blackhead and whitehead

Benefit :
Removes blackheads and whiteheads
Keeps acne under control
 Controls oil 
Unclogs pores
 Provides a gentle exfoliation
Has soothing and hydrating properties

Where to Buy
and here's the direct link

Price :
15 ml for $39 /30ml for $49 /45ml for $63

the way B.Liv off with those heads work (click to enlarge)

B.Liv Off With Those Heads, back of bottle
 Precautions :
it's normal to have more oil secreted during initial period
those with sensitive skin may experience mild stinging sensation

I have an oily, sensitive skin.
I don't think my nose area produce more oil during use, so i don't face the first precaution. As the second one, the stinging sensation only happened at the first use.
I suggest for first use, use thin layer first, then as at least one full pump needed for each use, do layer it. Later, when you feel totally fine, use one-two full pump for nose area.
Use it twice a day.

 B.Liv off with those heads has a small-hole pump. Very practical i'd say.
The bottle itself is made from sturdy-feel plastic.
B.Liv off with those heads, the gel fresh out from bottle
B.Liv off with those heads, after gel blended

If your ever stalking in my blog, you'd know that i never ever use pore pack at least since i do blogging. I hate pore pack, they're NOT helping me. Well, pore pack only cleaned my blackhead for about 2-3 days. On 4th days, i need to use it again because i have too many new blackhead already.
Later i knew, i have to have a mask after pore pack. Impractical. I stick into clay mask ever since.

B.Liv Off with Those Heads is a whole new new new experience for us, people.
No pore pack, no steaming, no squeezing, no masking, very practical.
Use 1-2 pump on nose twice a day after cleanser. Let it dry (took a while, i use it while using moisturizer or benzoyl peroxide to another area) and continue to sunscreen. It has temporary cooling effect which i think very pleasant.
You wouldn't notice the difference until you see your own before-after picture.

Yes i was skeptical at first, i don't think it would work. Well i've read about the believe-ing philosophy but still.. i watch my blackhead everyday, wondering if it would really work.

I started using it at August 13th, took "before" pic right before my first use. My blackhead looks terrible! *i've warned you before!!!* But, at least it's only on my nose. I used to have some on my inner cheek area too, when i was in college. I thought pore pack is the culprit (opened my pore and won't close it back) so no reason to continue using pore pack.

my blackhead, and my enlarged pores *sigh*
So you think it's not bad?
Here's how it look, CLOSER.
Prepare yourself.

my blackhead, closer
 fyi, my nose was having redness caused by another skincare i tried before.
Not just my nose, my whole face was terrible. Thankfully it's gone after third days.

So sorry i wouldn't provide the picture of whole process, but in first week, i almost doesn't notice anything. Nothing changes.

and here's how it look after 14 days :

my nose, yay!

Well, so sorry for blurry pic.. It was taken after skincare (yes, after b.liv off with those heads).
I know it's not 100% clear, there are some that i think soooooo far under my skin, and truly hard to get rid of. But most of them are gone without hurt. I'll continus using this, hopefully in several weeks it would be better. Will update here in 2-3 weeks.

Checking their benefit's claim :
  • Removes blackheads and whiteheads - not all of them, but mostly YES
  • Keeps acne under control - haven't experience any breakout on my nose during use
  •  Controls oil - yes
  • Unclogs pores - yes, no more blackhead
  •  Provides a gentle exfoliation - supposed so
  • Has soothing and hydrating properties - my nose seems really great, like i do using primer (which i am not)
 .. And you know how sensitive my skin is. It's been better since early Augustus but i still need to choose my skincare carefully. This baby hasn't raise any allergy nor breakout reaction. While my nose is not 100% blackhead free, it's texture getting so much better. It's silky smoooootttth ~^^

B.Liv off with those head is an amazing product. I know the price is high but i think it's worth :)

Don't forget to be patience and faithful ^^~

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