Monday, April 29, 2013

Skin & Lab Dr. Vita Clinic B Plus Trouble-X Review

WHAT IS IT: Skin & Lab B Plus Trouble-X


THE PRODUCT(S):

Skin & Lab B Plus Trouble-X: This product removes the main cause of skin trouble by repressing proliferation of bacteria and increasing resistance from harmful external stimulus, and helps treatment. This unique combination is safe for moisturizing troubled skin.



A light-weight medicinal scent to it, but it slowly dissipates after application and doesn't make my skin feel clogged nor looked oily after application. Best recommended for skin problems, such as acne, pimple, facial/skin bumps and such, however, I find that it doesn't improve my skin at all.


VERDICT: First of all, the scent. What amuses me is the scent as there's a very light-weight medicinal scent that doesn't make you feel nauseous at all. It actually slowly dissipates after application, and despite having that faint medicinal scent to it, the product itself doesn't give the "pre-requisite" tingling or cooling sensation when applied to my skin at all. And as usual, when it comes to products which smelled slightly medicinal or herbal, we tend to expect some sort of skin tingling sensation when applying to our skin, so, it's a little surprising to feel nothing of this sort with this Skin & Lab Dr. Vita Clinic B Plus Trouble-X.


The texture of the cream looks and feels creamy, but in reality, it isn't heavy at all on my skin. It absorbs decently well and doesn't make my skin feel clogged nor oily, even hours after application. And I am a believer in taking care of affected skin areas that are plagued with acnes, pimples, youth issues and so on. And as for the consistency, it definitely feels and looks creamy too, but still the same positive thing is that, no clogged skin pores nor oily feeling after application. Which I think is a bonus, considering that cream-based skin products tends to feel heavy at one time or even make your skin/pores feels like there's something sitting there. Plus the fact that cream based skin products will tend to be a little on the oily-side to give moisture to under-deprived skin.


And what I personally appreciate about this Skin & Lab Dr. Vita Clinic B Plus Trouble-X product is that, you need not have to use a huge amount of it. Just a little pea sized, à la BB or CC Cream amount is more than enough to give your skin the boost or benefit it needs from this product. Using too much will definitely make your skin feel heavy and looks oily, whereas a pea size leaves your skin feeling good from having the energy and nutrient it needs while at the same time ensuring it looks decently and healthily hydrated and moisturized.


Despite this Skin & Lab Dr. Vita Clinic B Plus Trouble-X having good ingredients such as Vitamin B, Zinc, Tea Tree Oil, Agrimony Extract and Calamine Powder which are supposedly good for trouble skin that have acne and pimple issues, woes and aftermath problems, I personally feel that it didn't help with my skin problems at all. In fact, I think it probably just help to give it that extra boost in hydration and moisturization so it doesn't go from bad to worse in my case as I didn't see any types of improvement anywhere, as a sample tab can actually last me up to a week's worth of usage.


As personally, my skin reacts badly to Tea Tree products, especially the purest, which is Tea Tree Oil. Aw man, I still miss the days when my chin looks free of pimple woes, and looking so smooth and soft. Now, it looks as if I've had pimples on my chin since my school days, and it doesn't seem to be getting any better at all. Let's just say, I've been diligently using this Skin & Lab Dr. Vita Clinic B Plus Trouble-X on a daily basis, and up till now, no improvement whatsoever. Although on the plus side, I did realized my skin didn't look that much worse, maybe because it could double up as a facial moisturizer as well.


VERDICT:


WHAT I THINK: Could double up as a facial moisturizer, but I just don't see results on my skin at all D:


WHERE TO REDEEM SAMPLE: I previously redeemed a set of Skin & Lab samples from Skin & Lab Singapore Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/SkinnlabSG last October 2012. I'm not sure if there's anymore left, however, the sample app is still around. So you might want to head over and fill out the sample request form and hopefully, you might be lucky :)


Head over to Skin & Lab Singapore Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/SkinnlabSG, Like their page as a fan. Next, look for an app that says FANS ONLY Promotion and click on it. Once the page loads, fill in your details and wait for it to arrive in your mailbox.


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Sunday, April 28, 2013

ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleanser [Sponsored] Review

This review is proudly sponsored and brought to you by WishTrend. Any external images, if used, solely belong to their respective owners and not to me. I only re-link and use them as part of this review.


Note that all views presented here are of my own and whether the product is sponsored or not, it's honest throughout. Only that effects will vary on the individual when applied. This post is photo-heavy and features different facial cleanser types with this ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleanser as well for reference.


WHAT IS IT: ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleanser
ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleanser


THE PRODUCT(S):
ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleanser
ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleanser: 360° in and out clean facial! Abundant bubble generated in 360° turning clean pores completely with low stimulus and removes unnecessary keratin so as to maintain neat and clean skin tone. Left and Right turn method enables reverse textural facial wash and texturial facial wash so that cleansing is available to the fine and curved area of the skin without skin damage.


ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleanser
This ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleanser actually comes with a pamphlet in at least 5 different languages, mainly: Korean, English, Japanese, Mandarin & Thai. And I personally feel that it is a generous touch, as people all around the globe generally tend to want to use good products especially when it concerns the skin. So, having a pamphlet in these 5 different languages ensures that almost everyone can understand the instructions and usage.


ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleanser
No doubt I am rocking the instructions in English, and the instructions are so easy to understand, complete with illustrations as graphic demonstration.


ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleanser
Each ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleanser actually comes with 2 AA batteries and get this, they do not charge you for the batteries. And I kind of understand the inclusion of the batteries too. You make a purchase and keep wondering when the postman will show up with your precious ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleanser, and along the way, you will more or less forgot all about the batteries. Hence, WishTrend includes the AA batteries so that you can start using it as soon as the PostMan delivers it. Aww~ that's so sweet and thoughtful ❤❤❤


ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleanser
A close-up look at the ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleanser itself. Note that there's only 2 buttons and despite looking a little on the "less button = less functional" side. It's actually easier to use with lesser functions. Who needs an ON button, an OFF button, followed by a Spin Left button and a Spin Right button, and so on and so forth? Good products should come as simple as it is, so that the user won't feel that it is a complicated process before even getting to use it for the first time.


ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleanser
And another look at the silicon pad underneath this ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleanser ensures that your spin cleanser doesn't slip off any wet surface and taking an unneeded plunge to it's death from table-top to the floor. Even if we are really really careful, there will be unexpected moments when accidents happen due to splashes instead of elbow-induced. So, it's really nice of WishTrend to think up of the silicon pad for anti-skid purposes. And besides, my stuffs just loves to skid around when it thinks I am not looking :/


ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleanser
And the bristles, it's just so soft and gentle, it feels like touching a teddy bear. No, I'm not joking at all, the bristles are really gentle to the touch. Back during the early 1990s, I've had the unfortunate experience of buying something similar from the now-defunt One99 shop, for the low price of S$1.99 and the bristles were so hard and rough, I ended up using it only a few times before dumping it aside and promptly forgetting it's existence. However, with this ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleanser, I practically end up wanting to use it more on my face than usual, even though my facial cleansing regime is strictly adhered to only twice a day. Yes, it's so gentle that it feels like a facial massage while my skin is being cleansed.


ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleanser
And the cleaner brush is actually detachable too, and this means that you can even use the cleaner brush on itself if you decided to use a facial exfoliator manually and feel that the spin cleanser itself might be a little too harsh. And at the same time, this also meant that I can pop it under the tap and wash the cleaner brush thoroughly clean of facial cleanser and cleanser suds too. All without having to fear that I might accidentally splash water into the machine inside the spin cleanser. Phew!


ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleanser
And here's where you pop in your AA batteries. Just pull off the silicon pad, pluck off the bottom lid and you can insert or remove your AA batteries. And obviously, I misread the +/- instructions a little off and inserted the batteries wrongly ^^; Took a few tries before I realized I plonk in the batteries wrong and I thought I had damaged it before using it for the very first time D:


ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleanser
The top button actually doubles up as the ON switch as well. And as you can see here, the green light meant that it's on a lower spin cycle and more suitable for someone who have sensitive skin and cannot afford to rub too hard on their skin. Heck, you might probably be able to use this on a baby too and the baby will probably think he/she is being tickled lol


ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleanser
And if you press the top button a.k.a ON switch once more, it will switch to red light. And red light is generally best used on normal, combination and oily skin to ensure that surface dirt and grime are better removed from the surface of our skin. And whether the spin cycle is on the lower or higher frequency, I would still like to stress that it is still just as gentle on the skin too. It's like what I've mentioned, facial massaging and facial cleansing all rolled into one.


Note that the bottom button is for you to rotate the cleaner brush clockwise and counter-clockwise for that full facial massaging effect. Bliss~


ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleanser
And I even purposely saved up my T-Zone Exfoliating Wash to give it a try. Despite the Exfoliating Wash having really small microbeads in it, I find that cleaning of the cleaner brush is just as fuss-free and doesn't even leave any microbead residue within the cleaner brush. Simply because the bristles are really soft and gentle, making cleaning it so easy and painless.


ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleanser
Here's a look at how the ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleanser looks like when being used. It really generates suds and the gentle spinning doesn't even make my grouchy skin irritated at all. It's almost akin to going for a facial spa and massaging, but all in the comfort of my own house. And I almost kept the spin cleanser spinning away because I wanted to see more suds showing up :D


ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleanser
See how the top of the cleaner brush is full of suds? It really really generates loads of bubbles and I just love bubbles :D


VERDICT: Initially, when I first saw this ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleanser from WishTrend, I thought that the bristles would be those hard and rough types, only difference is that it won't spin that fast so my skin won't be hurt or irritated. But I was so wrong with my initial perception, as this ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleanser is the bomb and to die for. All it needs is just 2 AA batteries and it's good to go forth and bring you on a facial cleansing adventure that is so remarkably gentle with a massaging feeling, complete with 60,000 bristles that aren't harsh on your skin at all.


And I also noticed that I do not need to wet the cleaner brush too much at all, as long as I've splashed water on my face, I'm good. A general rule of advice, start on either side of your cheeks first as my facial cleanser promptly dive-bomb/spill away from the cleaner brush when I attempted to start on my forehead first. In other words, you need to first sud it up with the ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleanser before moving the spin cleanser to your forehead. Besides, almost everyone starts with the cheeks first when they are manually cleansing their face, so, I think it doesn't make sense when I aim for my forehead first and don't ask why either. Manually, I start from my cheeks. Battery operated, I always head for the forehead LOL


And despite the spin cleanser looking like it's well acquainted in your bathroom, it's actually portable enough to bring along on a short holiday and the length starts from the tip of my finger all the way to the bottom of my palm. It doesn't take up too much space at all, just roughly the same size and weight as your android or iPhone. The only reason why it feels and looks bulky and heavy, is due to the box it came in. And you cannot expect WishTrend to just randomly dump it in an empty box and mail it out to you either, don't you? They took the trouble to ensure your very own ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleanser comes fit and snug in it's own pretty box, that I personally can't help but keep admiring to a fanatical level.


Talking about bristles, I've mentioned that it has 60,000 bristles, didn't I? The bristles on the cleaner brush is actually rounded, instead of traditional straight-edged. Despite my backward thinking in the early 1990s that straight-edged is better, it hurts my skin just as much. However, with this ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleanser and it's rounded bristles, it actually cleanses really gently, and reaches into pores easily, ensuring that sebum, dirt and dead skin cells are removed without so much fuss and pain at all.


And prior to using ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleanser for the first time, I normally do my usual facial cleansing regime either manually with my fingers or those face cleansing brush that can be bought from Daiso. And most times, the surface of my skin feels and looks clean, however, I always doubt that my pores are thoroughly cleansed along the way. And no matter how small microbeads can get in exfoliating facial cleansers, another issue arises without warning. What if the microbeads are so small that it gets stuck in your pore(s), one bead in one pore specifically and you never ever know cos it's too small to be seen with the naked eye?


However, with this ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleanser, I need not have to worry no more. No matter how small those microbeads are going to get, it will still get flushed out by the 360° rotating cleaner brush. And my nose, the bane of my daily procrastination that I love and hate all at the same time looks so much cleaner now that I've started using this ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleanser. Prior to usage, my nose actually do look pretty decent since I spend a longer amount of time on my nose cleaning just to make sure that the pores on my nose are cleaned as thoroughly as I possibly can. Hence, my nose looks like it never had any blackhead issue at all. But close up, you can actually see it pretty clear. But after using this spin cleanser, I actually used my blackhead extractor less and less often and blackheads are significantly reduced.


VERDICT: ✓✓✓


WHAT I THINK: Although it's gentle, it is actually a heavy duty facial cleanser that neithers damage nor hurt or irritate your skin at all. Makes me wonder why I had gotten the One99 version in the first place?


WHERE TO BUY: ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleanser can be bought from WishTrend for the affordable price of US$71.80, due to the weak USD against Singapore dollars conversion rate recently. But before you happily fork out that US$70+, hear me out first!!


ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleanser Beauty Steal Package WishTrend currently have a sweet deal going on now. If you are the first 300 to get their Beauty Steal package, you pay only US$72 instead of the original US#120, and this beauty steal actually comes complete with:
  • Body (Machine) + Facial Brush (worth US$71.80)
  • Blackhead Brush (worth US$18.20)
  • Vita Capsule Cleanser (worth US$30)

This deal is almost similar to Buy 1 and Get 2 Free. And on top of that, from now until the end of 2013, use Voucher Code RFXLSCOZ during checkout to get USD$3.00 discount on your purchases. Can be used with other vouchers too. However, note that you need to spend at least a minimum amount of just slightly over USD$20.00 to utilize this voucher.


Go over to http://www.wishtrend.com/578--elishacoy-3d-spin-cleaner-blackhead-brush-vita-capsule-cleanser.html for more info on this awesome deal!!


ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleanser Cleanser Test

Don't believe that you can use your ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleanser on other different types of facial cleanser? Don't worry, here's a test run on 4 different types of facial cleansers I have at the moment. And it works perfectly, if you need to use specific cleansers for your skin type :D



T-Zone Exfoliating Daily Wash:





Garnier Pure Active Fruity Energy Daily Energising Gel Wash:





Tsaio Acne Cleansing Foam:





Kitoko Kalani Grapefruit Purifying Cleanser:




Saturday, April 27, 2013

Samples Received/Redeemed: 22 Apr - 26 Apr 2013

And yet another fantastic week, where I got to redeem a very expensive sample from Brand's. It seems like the newer the collagen supplement drink, the more expensive it gets in terms of retail price, huh? I'm just glad I got to redeem it. The location wasn't that far away from Plaza Singapura, where I went to redeem my additional 3 pieces samples from belief. And before I show and tell my collected samples and freebies, I hope that we all get to redeem and receive so many freebies and samples every week from now too :D




So, I got to know about this latest Neutrogena sample via the Sponsored Ad section after logging into Facebook. As usual, spammed everyone I know to go get it while stocks are still available.



This Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel SPF 30 PA+++ comes in a 5ml sample tube.



And despite being a 5ml sample tube, I love how there's a foil covering to ensure the sample stays clean and bacteria-free until you are going to use it.


WHERE TO REDEEM SAMPLE: Go over to Neutrogena Singapore Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/NeutrogenaSG, Like their page as a fan. Next, look for this link that says Products & Promotions and click on it. Next, you should see a flash slide playing after the page loads with the numbers 1 to 5 showing on the flash slider. Click on 1 and immediately click on Click HERE to get your Free Sample!. Fill in your details and wait for the sample to arrive in your mailbox.




You cannot imagine how ecstatic I am whenever the Ta-Q-Bin guy shows up on my doorstep and hands me my Black Box. It's like falling in love all over again (In my case, it's falling in love with beauty products a.k.a inanimiate objects since the guys I like tend to be works of fiction D: )



And once I opened up my Black Box, I am beyond words of happiness to see it chocked full of products. Samples or retail sized, I love them all ❤❤❤ Also included is a product list of what's available in the latest edition of the Black Box itself and which boxes contains which products. Blue dots indicates that the products are in every box, Black dots indicates the products are only in selected box, which I presume should be according to gender as it wouldn't make sense for a guy for example to receive BB creams meant for female use, while a gal gets a guy's hair gel, for example lol.



As usual, Black Box includes our bimonthly vouchers in a pretty ziploc bag. My previous one was usurped by my mother to use :/



The list of vouchers includes:
  • Qoo10 pamphlet on various items at up to 90% discount
  • Orion Crystal Jewellery voucher
  • Sold.SG voucher
  • Revive Wellness S$50 cash voucher
  • The ARK membership/booking discount voucher
  • Body Contours face spa voucher
  • S$0.50 discount voucher for MILK
  • Zalora discount voucher

The various discount codes are all listed under my Contact header on the right side of this blog for easy access and clicking on the banner will bring you to the respective website. And will be removed once it's expired :)



Coffee sachets and Nature Valley bar. Yum, I love this Nature Valley bar as much as I love my coffee.



These Nescafé coffee sachets includes:
  • Nescafé Cappuccino
  • Nescafé Mocha
  • Nescafé Hazelnut Latte



A belief questionnaire card that gives you S$5 off with S$60 NETT purchase of any belief products when you dropped off the survey at any belief stores. I kept mistaking it as belonging to philosophy LOL (Bad eyesight I have)



And also, 4 belief samples:
  • belief The True Cream - Aqua Bomb @ 3ml
  • belief Creamy Cleansing Foam Most @ 3ml
  • belief UV Protector Daily Sunscreen Gel @ 2ml
  • belief First Aid 360 Eye Care Mask @ 3ml



Zappy Baby Wipes!! There's 30 sheets and I wonder where the wipes should go on a baby's body. Better check out before using lol And Vanish Fabric Stain Remover. Oh man, I still remembered buying a tub every week at my old cafe workplace, and it always get used up in a week. 1 huge tub in a week, wonder how on earth we used it :/



And lastly, Nivea For Men Oil Control Cooling Volcanic Mud Foam (15g), Darlie Expert White Toothpaste (40g) and L'Oreal Revitalift Laser x 3. Seems like this Black Box version of the L'Oreal sample looks nicer and non-squished than compared to the actual L'Oreal sample I requested directly from L'Oreal. Hmm..


WHERE TO REDEEM SAMPLE: Go over to Black Box Singapore at http://www.blackbox.sg/, click on the Subscribe Now link and fill in your particulars. Black Box is a bimonthly free beauty box for boys and girls in Singapore, 1st Black Box was in February, and 2nd box is in April :D




Randomly applied for a free Frasers Rewards membership card. I don't know about you all, but I prefer physical membership cards :D I'll do up a post on membership cards roughly 2 or 3 weeks from now. I personally prefer membership cards that are long-term and can accumulate points as well ^^


WHERE TO REDEEM SAMPLE: If you want to apply for a Frasers Rewards membership card, go over to https://www.frasersrewards.com/register.htm and fill in your details. You will receive a confirmation email, print it out and collect your card from any Frasers Centrepoint malls within 14 days of receiving the email.




So, within my April edition of Black Box are the belief samples that comes in a sachet envelope. Bring the sachet envelope to any belief outlets in Singapore and hand over the sachet envelope to receive an additional 3 pieces samples. If you want the membership, you'll have to spend only S$80 to get it. I'm guessing that the actual membership would exceed more than S$80 without the sachet envelope.



The belief samples includes:
  • belief Mild and Effective Facial Scrub @ 5ml
  • belief Hungarian Water Essence @ 3ml
  • belief First Aid Overnight Skin Regeneration Mask @ 5ml


WHERE TO REDEEM SAMPLE: As soon as you received your April Black Box, check and see if you have any belief samples, you need the sachet envelope for redemption. And it will be returned back to you if you are only redeeming the samples, in the event you decided to go back before it's stipulated deadline to spend S$80 and get the membership card.




So, this is another Sponsored Ad floating by when I logged into Facebook. And as usual all the time, I spammed everyone to go join and be one of the first to try this RubyCollagen supplement drink by Brand's Singapore. Location was at The MacDonald's House, located really near to Plaza Singapura.



I heard a box of 10 bottles costs close to S$60 in retail price O.o



10 bottles, all waiting to be chilled properly before drinking :D


WHERE TO REDEEM SAMPLE: Promotion's over. But do check out Brand's InnerShine Singapore Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/BrandsInnerShineSG, Like their page as a fan to be updated and notified of any upcoming contests, giveaways, promotions and trials.



Why not like my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PuNiaosProductReviews to be informed of latest samples I found, which is duly updated? Also includes updates to health, beauty & lifestyle tips at least once a day. It will definitely save you the trouble of having to hunt them down :)