Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Bioderma Sebium Lotion & Sebium Mat Control Review

Today I wanted to share about the two latest addition to the Bioderma's Sebium Range!

It's the Sebium Lotion & Sebium Mat Control
These two babies will target the source of oily skin by biologically regulating the quality of the skin's sebum. 





ABOUT THE SEBIUM RANGE
Bioderma’s Fluidactiv™ Patent is the only patent in the market that biologically regulates quality of sebum similar to that of healthy skin and stops the process which causes pimples and clogged pores to form.


So WHAT actually affects the skin's sebum level? 

#1 HORMONES 
The change and imbalance in hormonal activity can result in excess sebum production
 - which means you have a risk of qualitative sebum abnormality.

Having thicker sebum that has a more difficult time flowing out of the follicle, which increases the risk of clogged pores and pimples
prevents damage to skin immune system and preserves antioxidant reserve

#2 IMPROPER SKINCARE 

Using skincare products that aren't suitable for your skin can irritate the skin and make your acne-prone and/or oily skin's condition even worse!
Going too hard on cleansing products can cause skin barrier issues, pH instability, and reactional hyperseborrhea - the skin produces even more sebum to compensate for all the sebum that was removed from the skin's surface.

#3 LIFESTYLE
Your diet and stress level can also influence the production of sebum.
If you add high-glycemic diet (sugar, flour, rice, etc.) + high stress level = elevated hormones =
increased activity of sebaceous glands = formation of acne.
(Which nobody wants)



SKINCARE TIP!!
Stick with a targeted treatment programme and BE PATIENT!
Use a dermo-cosmetic range that targets oily, blemish pron skin - like Bioderma!




BIODERMA SEBIUM LOTION
with Fluidactiv™ Patent
(SGD$33.90 for 200ml)
A non-sticky toning lotion that's specially formulated to soothe and treat oily skin.
Did I mention that this formula is specially for Asian skin? (woohoo!)
It contains a blend of active ingredients that helps balance skin’s pH, reduces excess oil and keeps skin hydrated for 8 hours

What are the ingredients that's supporting this?
Glycerin: Provides 8-hour lasting hydration
Capryloyl Glycine (amino acid): Regulates skin’s pH to healthy level and limits the growth of P.acnes bacteria
Zinc Gluconate and Vitamin B6: Reduces sebum production and has anti-bacterial properties
Salicylic Acid: Gently exfoliates and refines skin’s texture with 
Mushroom Extract: Tightens pores


DIRECTION
Pour onto cotton pad and sweep across skin in an outward motion, or pour onto palm and pat into skin with fingertips. Avoid eye and lips. 
For best results, use together with Sebium Mat Control for optimal shine-control and hydration 




 BIODERMA SEBIUM MAT CONTROL
with Fluidactiv™ Patent
(SGD$36.90 for 30ml)
The next addition to the Bioderma Sensibio Range... 
the Bioderma Sebium Mat Control
  This is a daily moisturiser that provides just the right amount of shine control and hydration by controlling excess oil, soothe skin and prevent dryness. Just like the Sebium Lotion, it promises 8-hour shine control and smooth effect  with the Matt and Smooth Technology which includes mattifying micro powders and silicones. This can also be used as a makeup base!

What are the ingredients that's supporting this?
GlycerinProvides 12-hour hydration
Zinc Gluconate and Vitamin B6: Reduces sebum production and has anti-bacterial properties
Salicylic AcidRefines and improves skin’s texture
Mushroom ExtractMinimizes the appearance of large pores


DIRECTION
Squeeze out a sufficient amount and apply on skin in an outward motion. 
Avoid eyes and lips.
For best results, use together with Bioderma Sebium Lotion for optimal shine-control and hydration 




Let's start off the day! 
You can see that the cream mattifies my face but doesn't dry it out.
I love how there's a slight glow on my skin - making it looks healthy. 
Decided to go out with no makeup to test how good it is!

AFTER 8 HOURS
Hi no makeup face!!

You can see that my skin still doesn't look oily!
I can see why the cream can also be used as a primer - since it can really help to keep the oils at bay.

AFTER 7 DAYS
So I used this for a week together with my makeup on some days and here's what my skin looked like after 7 days.

Even after the end of the day - my skin isn't looking oily!


VERDICT
I love how simple and clean the packaging is - not to mention it's very easy to use it.
The smell of the product is pretty nice too - it feels...clinical? 
I'm not sure if that makes sense but it feels like it will deliver results (LOL)
Whenever my period comes rolling around, my skin breaks out like MAD and when I was trying these two products I was just about to get my period.
To my surprise, my breakouts weren't crazy like usual and I only got 1 breakout.
WHICH IS RARE! 
If you have combo/oily skin like me - definitely give this skincare range a go! 



The products will be available island wide from 1 June 2018 and there's a promotion going on at Guardian right now!! Buy 1 and get the 2nd item at 50% off!
Here's the link below ↓

Sebium Mat Control



For updates and more information of the products, check out the information and links below!
Thank you to both Bioderma Singapore and the Sample Store for letting me try these products out!

xoxo,

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

HiruScar Anti-Acne Range Review

Acne has always been something I've battled when I was a teenager and even till now!
Whenever my period comes around, I start to break out and it's such a pain!



Hiruscar and the Sample Store came to the rescue when they sent me their new Hiruscar Anti-Acne Range. I'll be introducing you to their products and giving you a mini-review on the products! 

About the Products

The Hiruscar Anti-Acne Range is a dermatological skincare is specially formulated for acne prone skin...ME!!!!!!!!!
The skincare is supposedly light-weight and is quickly absorbed into the skin - making it suitable to use under your makeup too! 

The BIGGEST claim that they have is that it you can see ACNE IMPROVEMENT IN 2 DAYS!
Reduces pimples & lightens spots without drying the skin.

↑ Will it really work in just 2 days? Stay tuned till the end of the post to see!


Hiruscar Anti-Acne Pore Purifying CLEANSER
(SGD$14.90)

This sulfate-free cleanser has a gentle formula that deeply cleanses the skin without drying the skin.
Removes excess dirt and sebum while balancing the skin's natural moisture. 

Non-Comedogenic and Hypo-Allergenic


Here are a few of the highlighted ingredients in this CLEANSER:

Salicylic Acid: clears away dead skin cells
Aloe Vera: soothes redness
MPS (Mucopolysaccharide Polysulphate): Maintain skin's moisture
Moringa Seed Extract: Removes impurities and protects skin from pollutants
Sebum Controller: A complex of amino acid, vitamin complex, zinc gluconate, and caffeine to reduce excess sebum


Here's what the cleanser looks like

USAGE: 


Wet your face with clean water, gently massage the gel on your face and rinse thoroughly.


Now that your face is cleansed, let's get to the next step!


Hiruscar Anti-Acne Pore Purifying SERUM
(SGD$19.90)

This light-weight, non-greasy moisturizer reduces excess sebum which can cause acne, protect the skin from environmental pollution, and tighten pores! 



Salicylic Acid: clears away dead skin cells
Aloe Vera: soothes redness
MPS (Mucopolysaccharide Polysulphate): Maintain skin's moisture
Chamomile Extract: Soothe and condition irritated skin
Moringa Seed Extract: Removes impurities and protects skin from pollutants


Artichoke Extract: Prevents dryness and enhances skin's moisture 
Allium Cepa: Antiseptic extract which prevents scar proliferation
Larycil: A mushroom extract that has astringent, pore tightening, and moisturizing effect




Here's what the cleanser looks like

USAGE: 





After cleansing your face, apply the serum across your face twice daily. 
Once in the morning and once before bed. 


Hiruscar Anti-Acne SPOT GEL
(SGD$19.90)

This is their hero product! This spot gel helps to remove acne problems like blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and lighten acne spots and dark marks. 


Salicylic Acid: clears away dead skin cells
Aloe Vera: soothes redness
MPS (Mucopolysaccharide Polysulphate): Maintain skin's moisture
Vitamin C: Lighten dark marks  
Chamomile Extract: Soothe and condition irritated skin
Moringa Seed Extract: Removes impurities and protects skin from pollutants


Artichoke Extract: Prevents dryness and enhances skin's moisture 
Allium Cepa: Antiseptic extract which prevents scar proliferation
Larycil: A mushroom extract that has astringent, pore tightening, and moisturizing effect




Here's what the spot gel looks like



USAGE: 



Apply a thin layer on affected areas, 2 – 3 times daily. 


Apply to those pesky spots n acne! 

VERDICT?

First of all, I really liked how gentle the entire skincare was and the smell of it!
It didn't have an added fragrance scent but more like...something that's medical grade?
It's really hard to explain but I really liked it! 
It's very light-weight (as mentioned) so my skin didn't feel greasy throughout the day.
I think it's important to know that DEEP CLEANSING doesn't mean you need to SCRUB or EXFOLIATE. You can achieve clearer skin with a gentle cleanser and skincare too!
Not to mention the entire range isn't crazy expensive so it's suitable for teenagers who are suffering with acne too! Definitely recommend it.


So did my skin improve over 2 days?
Here's a before/after!


 My acne scar is still there - I usually take a long time to recover but you can definitely tell that it got lighter!! Right? The redness definitely subsided and I'm excited to see if it can completely get rid of this pesky scar! 


The Hiruscar Anti-Acne range is available at selected Watsons and Guardian stores.
OR!!! You can get a free Spot Gel sample on Sample Store here.

For more information about Hiruscar and their products,
check out the links below:

Facebook: Hiruscar Singapore

Thank you so much to Hiruscar Singapore and the Sample Store for sending me these products to try!