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Disclaimer: This is complementary set sponsored by Ujene. However, Ujene didn’t demand anything from me. Therefore this review is solely my independent and honest opinion about the products and hopefully you will learn a little bit about their product here.

 

Ujène Puriste Collagen

 

Being the core range, Ujène Puriste Collagen aims for whitening, anti-aging, hydrating & soothing.

I received the steady-packed parcel by little surprise. To be more precise, personally I was impressed by their professional way in handling the parcel. First, I did not expect they will send me a full size product, all I asked was a trial set that can last for at least 1 week usage, so I can try and do a preliminary review. Each product was wrapped with bubble wrap, they were not only came with purchase accessories like brochure, sample sachets and shopping bag, but also compliance with custom rules by including product MSDS. I was pleased with the “virtual shopping” experience.

 

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What Ujène Puriste Collagen says

Key active is OVILUXE™, finest grade, biocompatible, cell adhesive, 99% purity triple-helix collagen that acts as a moisture-magnet in skin, drawing and plumping up vital moisture within skin’s epidermis. Infused with finest grade botanicals, the PURISTE COLLAGEN range of products revitalizes and effortlessly plumps up skin’s collagen network to rediscover a sublimely youthful bounce in skin, reverse signs of finelines and reveal a healthy, natural glow in complexion. 

Free from – Phthalates, Parabens, Formaldehydes, Propylene Glycol, PEGs, Volatile Alcohols, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Paraffin Wax, Synthetic Dyes, Synthetic Fragrance, Essential Oils, Cruelty

 

Product packaging. Among the three products, the serum is in elegant appearance with friendly button pump. It does have good amount of weight. The day cream comes in decent practical jar but the soft tube of eye gel looked rather substandard considered the steep price.

Generally I was looking forward to experiencing the eye gel most before I tried the products, expecting the serum to surprise me most and assuming the day cream to be mediocre most. After using for more than 3 months, my mind changed. The day cream served my current skin condition best, the serum touched my heart most and the eye gel disappointed me most.

 

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Ujène Puriste Collagen Eye gel,  S56 / 15g

 

As I was constantly in searching of better eye care, I do hope meeting a lovely eye care product by chance. It doesn’t have to carry big international trademark but must show proven result – to treat fine lines and show visible improvement after a reasonable period. This eye gel has lightweight gel texture, non-irritating and feeling gentle. It worked fine when the climate is very humid here that my fine lines are hidden themselves perfectly without any skin care product. However, it failed to show any appreciable result when I used it after the fine lines shown, yet it highlighted the lines on the dehydrated area. Well, obviously it is not functioning as wrinkle filler. Talking about my puffy eye bag… I think that would depend on how much water I drink before sleep. I don’t have dark circle so I could not justify on that. However the freckles around my eye zone appeared lighter than the freckles on other areas, I would give the credit to all three products because I used them on eye zone all times. In a nutshell, it loads a bundle of goodies in a tube but I can go without this.

 

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Ujène Puriste Collagen Eye gel ingredients:      

Rosa Centifolia Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Soluble Collagen, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Niacinamide, Panthenol, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract, Matricaria Flower Extract, Madecassoside, Asiaticasode, Allantoin, Betaine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.

 

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Ujène Puriste Collagen Serum ,    $105/30g

The Collagen Puriste Collagen serum on the other hand reminded me of Rojukiss Protox serum, a serum that I loved very much in the past. This serum has 10% OVILUXE with dewy consistency and easily absorbed into skin, instantly giving skin slightly “tightened” and “lifted” feel. Skin is feeling full, firm and bouncy though the skin is slightly sticky touch in first few minutes upon application in humid environment. I normally go with 1/3 of the pump for subtle hydrating effect. Nevertheless, the serum absorbed and dried on skin relatively fast with lower air humidity. Ingredient wise, it is certainly more premium than ordinary hydrating serum, it loads ton of hydrating goodies in a bottle. Overall, this acts as a good complimentary for dehydrated skin.

 

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Ujène Puriste Serum Ingredients:

Aqua, Soluble Collagen, Butylene Glycol, Cabbage Rose (Rosa Centifolia) Water, Glycerin, Aloe Vera ( Barbadensis ) Leaf Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Panthenol, Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Niacinamide, Allantoin, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Hydroxide.

 

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Ujène Puriste Collagen Day Cream,  $96/50g

When the serum left sticky film on skin in humid day, this Puriste Day Cream can immediately ease the stickiness. Well, I like rich moisturizer but afraid of pore pore-clogging and cause breakout, hence I always use rich facial oil which serves my skin wonderfully. It gives matte finish, melts into skin effortlessly, non-greasy, non-sticky, did not clog my pores, instead it made skin felt temporary “tightened” and “lifted”. The longer I use this day cream, my fondness for it deepen.

Although it is Day cream but it does not contain sunscreen ingredient so I actually use it day and night. I guess the lightweight cream texture is meant for day use. As the cream it very spreadable and it feels traceless on (dry) skin quickly, ideally use in morning particularly it saved my skin care time and serve as good base of makeup. For the amount used for each application, it lasts for 3-4 months.

 

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Ujène Puriste Collagen Day cream Ingredients:

Aqua, Soluble Collagen, Cabbage Rose (Rosa Centifolia) Water, Glycerin, Glyceryl Syearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Grape Seed (Vits Vinifera) Oil, Apricot Kernel (Prunus Armeniaca) Oil, Cetearyl Glucoside, Hyaluronic Acid, Tocopherol Acetate, Tripeptide-1, Hydrolyzed Wheat (Triticum Vulgare) Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy (Glycine Soja) Protein, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Stearic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Dimethicone, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Chlorphenesin.

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Overall I have pleasant experience with the products. I did not suffer any adverse effect from these products despite sometimes it caused a little warmness to skin on application. If you purely ask for good ingredients with eco-friendly principle, these are nice try if you are fine with the price tag. If you are expecting luxury richness for its price, this might not satisfying you.

 

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I was pleased with the lovely aroma of Naruko Rose & Snow Fungus series and willing to try more products from the series. I also purchased Magnolia Brightening Night Eye Gelly, hence I was using both eye gels concurrently. When I was dissatisfied with the hydrating result of Rose series, I switched to this Magnolia eye jelly.

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At the time of reviewing these products, the Taiwan Magnolia Brightening series has been upgraded with additional Peptides ingredients and named under EX series.

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Rose & Snow Fungus range is enriched with Phytoferulin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Vitamin B5, Snow fungus, Demaveil, Ceramide, Vitamin A, amino, essential oils. The hydrating result was good, skin felt softer next morning but did nothing much to pores. I applied thick layer when skin was very dehydrated, on the other hand, a thin layer would be just enough when weather was humid.

I also asked a sample of the Night Gelly due to curiosity…… I understood they were different literally, however I wondered was there any significant difference between eye jelly and night jelly despite they are aiming different areas.

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Naruko Rose&Snow Fungus Night Jelly

Rose & Snow Fungus Classic Hydrating Night Gelly

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I like the night gelly to be my eye cream but Oops…  the foundation caked badly

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Apparently I couldn’t distinguish them. They have similar gel consistency which I wasn’t savvy enough to tell their thickness…and they also smelt identically. I used the eye jelly as facial sleeping mask too and that worked fine for my skin. Wait, it did cause few clog pores when I applied an extremely thick layer but that only happened once a while, hence I guess my skin wasn’t congested badly that can still tolerate the suffocating gel film nightly.

This was first time I got to agree with other regarding the great result of sleeping mask. I wasn’t impressed with Laneige sleeping mask before, however I had better result with Naruko sleeping mask which I attributed the credit to thicker gel film of Naruko sleeping mask.

Overall Rose & Snow Fungus Classic Hydrating Night Eye Gelly is passable in my opinion after I compared it with Naruko Taiwan Magnolia Brightening and Firming Night Eye Gelly. The main point is … if you purely ask for hydrating, perhaps with additional aromatics rose therapy.

Rating : … )))  Good   Good. May buy again.

Ingredients:

Purified Water (Aqua), Kalanchoe Spathulata Extract *, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root extract*, Alpine Skullcap (Scutellaria Alpina) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract*, Masterwort (Pucedanum Ostruthium) Leaf Extract*, Gingko Biloba Leaf Extract*, Alps Wormwood (Artemisia Umbelliformis) Extract*, Leontopodium Alpinum Extract*, Alpine Willowherb (Epilobium Fleischeri)Extract*, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Snow Fungus (Tremella Fuciformis) Extract, Panthenol, Algae Extract, Pullulan, Ceramide, Serine, Palmitoyl Tripeptide 3, Glycerine, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Encapsule Vitamin A Palmitate, Encapsule Vitamin E, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin, Cramble Abyssinica Seed Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Zea Mays (Corn) Kernel Extract, Xanthan Gum, Aminopropyl Kojyl Phosphate, Alpha Arbutin, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate VP Copolymer, Tretahydroproylene Diamine, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Polyacrylate, Phenoxyethnol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Essential Oils of Rose (Rosa Damascena), Rosewood (Aniba Rosaeodora), Palmarosa (Cymbopogon Martinii), Petitgrain (Citrus Auranitum Var.Amara)

*Phytoferulin – consists of 11 plant extracts.

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Magnolia Brightening and Firming is all-in-one collection targeting early mature skin. It claims to help lessening wrinkles, dullness and slackening dry skin. It contains Phytoferullin, plant extracts, Magnolia extracts, Hyaluronic Acid, Arbutin and Vitamin C.

I personally more pleased with aroma of Rose series, however, I found Magnolia series suited my aging skin better. Magnolia has slightly richer consistency than Rose Eye Gelly, thus it able to iron out my eye wrinkles much better, also great for facial sleeping mask too. My thirsty skin turned into moist and firm stage with just few nights! For that practical yet vital reason, my skin was preferred wearing Magnolia rather than Rose though my nose loved Rose more.

Not only happy with the exceptional moisturizing result, the affordable price also important. Another goody is, I think it contains “better” ingredient compared to Rose’s eye jelly because the Magnolia eye jelly turned slightly yellowish after a period (picture attached below), whereas the Rose eye jelly maintained its original colour under the same storage condition. In my understanding, only natural ingredient will get rotting easily and only active ingredient has real anti-aging value.

Rating:  …)))  Excellent  Excellent. Willing to purchase again.

Ingredients:

Purified Water (Aqua), Taiwan Magnolia Grandiflora (Michelia Alba) Flower Water, Magnolia Officinalis Bark Extract, Plantago Major Seed Extract, Tranexamic Acid, Kalanchoe Spathulata Extract *, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root extract*, Alpine Skullcap (Scutellaria Alpina) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract*, Masterwort (Pucedanum Ostruthium) Leaf Extract*, Gingko Biloba Leaf Extract*, Alps Wormwood (Artemisia Umbelliformis) Extract*, Leontopodium Alpinum Extract*, Alpine Willowherb (Epilobium Fleischeri)Extract*, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Snow Fungus (Tremella Fuciformis) Extract, Palmitoyl Tripeptide 3, Diaminopropionoyl Tripeptide-33, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Dipeptide VW, Lipopeptide Pal, Aminopropyl Kojyl Phosphate, Wncapsule Vcpmg, Alpha Arbutin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Algae Extract, Pullulan, Lecithin, Cramble Abyssinica Seed Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Glycerine, Butylene Glycol, Saccharide Isomerate, Potassium Glycyrrhizinate, Sodium Polacrylate, Zea Mays (Corn) Kernel Extract, Xanthan Gum, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate VP Copolymer, Tretahydropropylene Diamine, Potassium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Essential Oils of Rose (Rosa Damascena), Lemon (Citrus Limonum).

*Phytoferulin – consists of 11 plant extracts.

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Direction:

Take two soy bean size, and spread on the gelly gently over the skin with middle & forth fingers, enjoy the theurapy scent of essential oils. It can be used every night and need not to be wash-off. Used within 6 months after open.

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Fresh

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Thanks Naruko for keeping the prices affordable. I’m now sleeping mask convert and I actually purchased few sleeping masks (not eye jelly) from Naruko again. Sleeping mask (50ml) has bigger volume than eye jelly (30ml), guess it might be working as good as eye jelly but with lower price? Well, I can tell after I try the sleeping masks in next few months.

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Besides the moisturizing effect of an eye care product can be told quickly and the effectiveness can be judged in long term, finding a suitable eye care product that meets my need does actually require trial-and-error. Why not give natural eye care a try? I paid RM69.90/35ml for this eye serum in Malaysia, as it offered a full-size complementary Sukin Facial Scrub, the price was indeed attractive for 100% natural skin care.

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This eye serum has mild citrus scent and the scent dissipated after being opened for a short period that I did not detect any scent at later. It felt lightweight, refreshing and moisturizing that quickly absorbed into dry skin. Skin texture was smooth touching but the moisturizing effect was not long-lasting (<1/2 hour) for my very dry skin under eyes. In my trial, it moisturized the dry skin much better when using it together with additional skin care stuff, such as Hyaluronic acid essences and Shiseido Revital wrinklelift AA treatment.

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The only reason I can see myself to re-purchase this product is because I quite liked the fact that it can be frequent re-applied to skin as the matte finish of this eye serum did not spoil the makeup. Additionally, the tube packaging is convenient to toss into the hand bag. However, 35ml for an eye serum sounds gimmicky, does eye serum sound much effective than eye cream? I found it performed just like normal light-texture eye cream and I yet to notice any improvement from using it for 6 months now. I wonder if the 35ml is calculated carefully since it should be used within 6 months and the content is sufficient for generous application everyday for 6 months.

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I personally rely heavily on very emollient eye care to smooth out the fine lines under eyes, sorry to say those eye care products that did not meet my requirement would obtain low rating from me. However, for young people who do not have the same concern and expectation as me, this Sukin antioxidant eye serum is probably nice enough to moisturize.

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Rating: …)))     Satisfied. May buy again.

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Ingredients:

Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Ceteareth-20, Glycerin, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil (Rose Hip), Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Arctium Lappa Extract (Burdock), Urtica Dioica Extract (Nettle), Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol.

I have not prepare for any wrinkle yet (I doubt if I ever), I can say for sure now eye cream is necessary because I always found moisturizer was not rich enough to moisturize the dry patches. Yet rich moisturizer very likely to broke me out and gives me tons of blackheads. There are some positive reviews for Shiseido Revital Wrinklelift AA on makeupalley, it seemed to be really moisturizing and worked for lines, Oh… that were exactly what I need for eye care.

According to Shiseido, the tube packaging is specially designed in order to protect the Retinol (Vitamin A) from exposure to light and oxygen. It aims to protect skin from environmental damage and Amino Acids Complex to moisturize.

It comes in airtight tube. Prior to initial use, remove the cap and nozzle and take off ring. Discard the ring, then replace nozzle firmly on tube.

Direction for use:
Apply as final step of skincare. Squeeze an appropriate amount onto fingertips, and smooth over whole face, concentrating particularly on dry areas around eye and mouth.

I used this solely for eye area. This is too greasy for combination skin and I suggest this for dry to very dry skin only if you want to apply it over whole face. My review here will be based on eye treatment only.

Recommend use it as night treatment because it contains Retinol (Vitamin A) that caused sun-sensitive. The texture was very emollient, easily spreadable, use tiny of it if you do not like greasiness since it took quite a while to absorb in skin. It might show immediate line-smoothing effect sometimes, but occasionally I need to apply double layers for the dry patches.

I bought this in Malaysia for RM365/15g as I was keen on their free gifts (White Lucent series), I think it sold cheaper in Thailand considering the 10% promotion cash rebate and you get additional 7% VAT refund for tourist (T&C apply). Eventhough it comes in merely 15g but it could easily last for a year due to small amount required for each eye treatment. You can see the tube (after using it for nearly 2/3 year) was not completely flat yet, definitely “cheaper” than medium-priced eye cream if you do the maths.

When retinol is still the best ingredient to treat wrinkle at this time, I actually disappointed of its hype, perhaps the low concentration in this product? I had been using it every night for nearly 8 months now, technically the line under each eye was still there. Although the fine lines were “invisible” when the dry patches moisturized properly, however, I must admitted the visibility of the fine lines had been reduced slightly. (it worked!) The anti-age result definitely won over some moisturizing eye creams in my opinion. Overall the lines could only be seen when zoom into the mirror very closely, they were basically non-noticeable in normal social distance. Besides, I think it lightened my freckles too!

I took these pictures after 4 months using the Revital Wrinklelift AA. Those small arrows were pointing those small freckles around eyes, some were hardly be seen with natural light. Comparing to the freckles on my cheek bones, those freckles supplemented by Revital Wrinklelift AA were slightly lighter.

In conclusion, this is not a miracle treat but I think the excellent packaging, emollient texture, appreciable result of Retinol, non-irritating for my eyes and Shiseido technology (making retinol stable and easily absorb by skin in their formula) make it worth the try.

Rating: ….)))     Excellent. Willing to buy again.

Ingredients:

Water, Squalane, Pentaerythrityl Tetraoctanoate, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Behenyl Alcohol, Petrolatum, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Dimethicone, Palm Kernel Oil, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Stearyl Alcohol, Palm Oil, Beheneth-20, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Carbomer, Methylparaben, Fragrance, BHT, Tocopherol Acetate, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Retinol, Polysorbate 20, Serine, Trisodium EDTA, Sodium Hyaluronate, Turmeric Extract, Sophora Japonica Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Beta-Carotene.

 

I received these three samples when I purchased Neogence skin care from Sasa beauty store. Since the samples only lasted for few applications, I thought to combine these very brief reviews into one post. (Click the pictures to enlarge)

 

 Neogence Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Oil-Control Water Gel  (NT800/50ml)

This is suitable to anyone that preferring lightweight moisturizer for balanced skin. The emulsion has slippery consistency and imparts a little bit cooling sensation on skin. It was easily to absorb and leaving skin moist and non-greasy. No detectable scent, comfortable wearing for sensitive skin and enough for oily to normal skin types. I quite liked this honestly.

 

Ingredients of Neogence Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Oil-Control Water Gel:

Aqua, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Glycosyl Trehalose, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl PEG/PPG-15/15 Butyl Ether Dimethicone, Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Chloride, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Niacinamide, Hydrolyzed Yeast Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum Extract, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Panthenol, Propylene Glycol, Zinc Gluconate, Caffeine, Biotin, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Mannitol, Sodium Citrate, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-15, Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp Extract, Chlorphenesin, Methylisothiazolinone.

 

 

Neogence C+ Quick Lifting Whitening Eye Gel (NT800/15ml)

This eye gel has hint of yellowish tone, I was not sure the original colour though. The ingredient list looked fairly impressive with several anti-aging ingredients included but practically I did not like the gel texture. First, the eye gel was feeling slippery and was actually quite messy to apply. Secondly and most importantly, it did not smooth out the fine line instantly, even my hydrating essence or Neogence C+ Whitening Serum did much better in this aspect. This probably suitable to those are looking lightweight eye gel with preventive purpose.

 

Ingredients of Neogence C+ Quick Lifting Whitening Eye Gel:

Aqua, Ethyl Ascorbic Acid (1.0%), Hyaluronic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Dipeptide-2, Copper Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-5, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Ubiquinone, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Sodium Bicarbonate, Xantham Gum, Disodium Sebacate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Xanthan Gum, Sclerotium Gum, Fragrance, Methylisothiazolinone, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben.

 

  

Neogence Whitening UV Protection Makeup Base SPF42 PA++ (NT550/30ml)

This formulated with Titanium Dioxide, Octyl Methoxycinnamate and Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate (DHHB) to against UV rays. In addition, it also included ingredients of whitening, soothing and anti-oxidization. The content was beige-tinted but it has very sheer coverage. The light texture was very spreadable and easily settled on skin, non-greasy yet hydrating. I had tried this twice together with powder foundation in humid weather, it did not control sebum that my face shined after few hours. Nevertheless, I had no irritation with this and in fact I think this was fairly nice to wear and its was not comedogenic too. This should be enough as sunscreen on Good-Skin day and may be, just touch up with loose powder to control oily shine of T-zone.

Nevertheless, I encountered the uneven application as shown on above picture. Most likely because I applied this makeup base before the  Neogence Neogence C+ Quick Lifting Whitening Eye Gel had been fully dried on skin.

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Ingredients of Neogence Whitening UV Protection Makeup base:

Aqua, Titanium Dioxide 6%, Octyl Methoxycinnamate 5%, Isohexadecane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Exract 3%, Cyclomethicone, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate,  Dimethiconol, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate 2%,  Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 1%, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate 1%, Hexyl Laurate, Quaternium-18 Hectorite, Ethyl Ascorbic Acid 0.5%, Tocopheryl Acetate 0.5%, Phenoxyethanol 0.5%, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, CI77491, CI77492, Chlorphenesin, Ruscus Aculeatus Root Extract 0.1%, Centella Asiatica Extract 0.1%, Panthenol, Calendula Officinalis Flower 0.1%, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein 0.1%, Aesculus Hippocastanum Extract 0.1%, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA.

 

 Images credit: neogence.com.tw

 

 

Again, I am sharing brief reviews of sample testing in this post. Since I used them for less than a week, please take the review for superficial reference only.

Dr. Ci:Labo Pore White Peel (SGD85/80ml)

According to Dr.Ci:labo website, Pore White Peel combines citric acids and lactic acids to remove excess build up of keratin on your skin epidermis. As you massage this gel onto your face it envelops your skin to lift off and remove keratin and dirt that does not come off with regular face washing.  By removing layers of dead skin, you refresh your face and allow its normal cycle to continue unimpeded. Vitamin A and P for improving your skin’s tone, vitamin H for preventing roughness, together with VC-IP* (oil-soluble vitamin C derivative) improves your skin’s tone and to make your pores less noticeable in long term use.

The citrus scent is fairly strong like lemon flavoured floor cleanser but still tolerable. Apply to clean and dry skin in evening, avoid eye area. Take an appropriate amount and gently massage onto dry skin in circular motion until you see the white stuff peeling up. Rinse well with clean water then.

My skin did feel slippery smooth immediately after exfoliating,  just temporary. Although this is hydrating and comfortable to use, but when I tried this in consecutive two days, my skin tends to be easily irritated, so I do believe it exfoliates. As per product instruction, it should be use 2~3 times a week. Since I only used it 3 times, I can not comment further of its effectiveness.

Ingredients:

Water, Glycerin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Dicocodimonium Chloride, Steartrimonium Bromide, Vitamin A Oil , Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Tocopherol, Biotin, Glucosyl Hesperidin, Lactic Acid, Glucose, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Green Tea Extract, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Isopropyl Alcohol.

 

 

Dr. Ci Labo Moisture-Collagen-Eye (SGD75/15g)

This is creamy but non-heavy, and it takes a short while to absorb into skin, works well under makeup too. As I just tried it for a week, I would be able to comment about its moisturizing factor only. To summarize, if you are not fuzzy about fine line, this is sufficient; if you have very dry skin under eyes and intend to hide the fine line all the time, this is insufficient.

Ingredients: 

Water, Butylene Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glycerin, Squalane, Triethylhexanoin, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Behenyl Alcohol, Pentylene Glycol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone, Soluble Collagen, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Succinoyl Atelocollagen, Ampd-Isostearoyl Hydrolyzed Collagen, Dihydroxymethylsilylpropoxy Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Collagen, Birch (Betula Alba) Bark Extract, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ceramide 3, Madecassoside, Bergenia Ligulata Root Extract, Tocopherol, Retinyl Palmitate, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Polyquaternium-51, Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Carbomer, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Arginine, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil.

 

 

 

I got several samples of Uriage Peptilys and Isovale series, I think they were reasonably pleasant for sensitive skin, so I decided to post their brief and superficial reviews here, which mainly shared about their textures and moisturizing factor only.

 

According to Uriage,

 

  • Peptilys is preventive and correction for early signs of aging, suitable for all skin types. An anti-ageing innovation based on an original tripeptide that adapts to the skin’s needs by stimulating collagen fibres and repairing skin tissue to regenerate skin and fade out wrinkles. Peptilys  protects skin daily from external aggressions, slowing down the effects of time.
  • Isovale is restorative care for mature skin, suitable for normal to dry skin. The Stéroflavone® complex, a unique combination of plant molecules, minimizes the consequences of hormonal ageing, leaving skin firmer and more radiant. Fights actively against the destruction of collagen fibres to restore the firmness of tissues and to re-sculpt the face.   

 

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Uriage Peptilys Early Anti-ageing Care

I was totally surprised about its consistency, it simply as nice as some premium brands such as Estee Lauder Hydra Complete Cream, Clarins HydraQuench Cream and Lancôme moisturizers. The sweet fragrance was strong that lingering for quite a while (another similar feature with those premium brands). The cream consistency was moisturizing and leaving powdery smooth skin quickly, no irritation had been noticed, my combination skin also felt comfortable in humid weather. It worked well under sunscreen and makeup too.

 

Ingredients of Peptilys Early Anti-ageing Care:

 Aqua (Water), Uriage Thermal Spring Water, PTFE, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylolpropane Tricaprylate/Tricaprate, Limnanthes Alba (Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam)) Seed Oil), Corn Starch Modired, Dicapryryl Carbonate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit), Glycerin, Pentaerythrityl Distearate, Niacinamide, Pentylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Acrylate/Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Isohexadecane, Steareth-21, Steareth-2, Chlorphenesin, Citric Acid, Polysorbate 80, Parfum (Fragrance), O-Cymen-5-Ol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sorbitan Oleate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Palmitoyl Oligoeptide.

 

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Uriage Peptilys Eye Contour Care

This was fragrance free with emulsion consistency, feeling emollient and easily smoothed over on skin. When it dried out, normally within 10 minutes (it dried very fast in low humidity environment), the film was non-greasy, non-sticky and non-shiny, just a smooth feeling, which was also working well under makeup.

The lightweight consistency was not really giving satisfied moisture as I wanted, thus I applied small amount each time and re-applied whenever necessary, the static fine line was still visible, unlike some eye creams which able to plump up and “hide” the fine line. However, it helped to “hide” the expression fine lines greatly. Also, It was a gentle and non-irritating one. I finished the 4ml eye treatment in 9 days, with applying several times a day. I can imagine the full size 15ml is not very long-lasting in my case.

 

Ingredients of Peptilys Eye Contour Care:

Aqua (Water), Uriage Thermal Spring Water, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Squalane, Butyrospermum Parkii (Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit), Glycerin, Polyethylene, Propylene Glycol, Polyacrylate-13, Tromethamine, Cetyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Dextran Sulfate, Polyisobutene, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Diazolidinyl Urea, Dimethicone, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Hyaluronate, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Sodium Benzoate, Benzoic Acid, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Hydroxide.

 

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Uriage Isovale Anti-ageing Restorative Care

This one also reminded me of Lancôme moisturizer. Despite I do not like it is tinted, the overall experience was considering pleasant. The fragrance was nice although on strong side, the cream consistency was moisturizing (slightly richer than Peptilys), non-heavy, non-greasy and almost instantly getting matte on skin. It has no coverage and did not add any tone to skin. Do not rub the skin after it being matte, else it pills.

 

under dim light (Left: bare, Right: with Isovale)

 

under sunlight (Left: bare, Right: with Isovale)

Ingredients of Isovale Anti-ageing Restorative Care:

Aqua (Water), Uriage Thermal Spring Water, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Butylene Glycol, Squalane, Glycerin, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Sodium Acrylate/Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Brassica Campestris (Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Sterols), Dioscorea Opposita (Dioscorea Opposita (Wild Yam) Root Extract), Butyrospermum Parkii (Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit), Hydrolyzed Malt Extract, Isohexadecane, Coco-Glucoside, Tocopheryl Acetate, Coconut Alcohol, Polysorbate 80, Chlorphenesin, CI77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Parfum (Fragrance), Methylparaben, Xanthan Gum, Propylparaben, O-Cymen-5-OL, Disodium EDTA, Quecetin, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Trifolium Pratense (Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract), CI16255, Ethylparaben.

 


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