Archive for May, 2009

Clarins new foaming cleansers

Posted in skincare with tags , , , , on May 17, 2009 by LPB


As gentle as cleansing milk and as effective as soap, Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser ( for Dry & Sensitive skin ) has been fortified with Gypsophila extract, Shea Butter & Pro-Vitamin B5 to meet the needs of dry or sensitive skin.

This gentle cleanser is delicately perfumed ( smell really delicious, kind of like gourmet ), minimally foaming, rinsed off easily ( but not residue free ). It leaves a moisturizing film that makes the skin smooth & silky.

Gentle Foaming cleanser ( Normal & Combination ) is a superbly foaming cleanser that rinsed off completely, leaving the complexion refreshed. I absolutely adore the dense, luxurious foams and it doesn’t dry out my skin; despite the deep cleansing sensation. It contains cottonseed extract to soften the skin.

Gentle Foaming cleanser ( Combination or Oily ) is foamy, but not as densely foaming as the normal version. The so called purifying microbeads are annoying as they are not dense enough, not polishing enough to do anything ( you probably get 5 beads per wash ). It doesn’t rinsed off completely nor it controls sebum secretion. Tamarind extract was added for refining properties.  My skin is not any brighter or mattier  after washing with this, although it degreases effectively.

In my opinion, the normal or combination skin version is the best, and i like the fragrance of the dry skin version most.

Vinoperfect Radiance Revealing Mask

Posted in skincare with tags , on May 10, 2009 by LPB

Caudalie’s Vinoperfect Radiance Revealing Mask replicates the application methods used in spas and eliminates the usual ‘messy hands’ situation. These transparent masque is supposed to be left on for 10 minutes, followed by rinsing.

Using a gentle exfoliating grape acid and mild enzyme exfoliant, the mask helps reveal younger, fresher and brighter looking skin in just ten minutes when applied twice a week.


This  mask claims to renew the appearance of skin, tighten the appearance of pores and provide an immediate burst of radiance

Active Ingredients
Titrated Viniferine 200ppm
Gentle Grape acid exfoliator and nonirritating enzymatic peel
Moisturizing Grape-seed oil and vegetable glycerine

Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Revealing Mask is lightly fragranced with notes of bergamot, green mandarin, orange flower, watermelon and crushed mint. Its energizing, phyro-aromatic fragrance evokes the freshness of water and citrus.

This creamy masque is hydrating & protecting ( with  anti-oxidants ). So are the rest of the creamy masks over the counter.

I find the brush delivery system the only the pioneering factor  ( in the category of masques, as YSL had used this in its foundation & primer ).

I did not see my skin getting any more radiant than it was, only more moisturized, and my pores are definitely the same in sizes.