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SK II facial treatment clear lotion

Posted in skincare with tags , , , , , , , on September 25, 2009 by LPB

Clear Purifying Lotion.

Conditions. Purifies. Perfectly prepares skin for Facial Treatment Essence.

SK-II FT Clear Lotion300

This crystal clear skin refining lotion with Hydroxy-Acids, soothing moisturizers and Pitera; It is alcohol & fragrance free. For a perfectly conditioned and ultra-fresh skin, use the Facial Treatment Clear Lotion morning and evening after cleansing your face and neck.

The final part of your cleansing process, this Lotion helps remove residual impurities and dead skin cells. It increases skin’s ability to absorb nutrients from other skincare products.

I use it as a clarifier or toner after cleansing; it hasn’t got the distinctive aroma of Pitera as in SK II facial essence ( which could be a blessing for those who cannot tolerate that yeast-like/fermenting odour ). I find it gentle enough to be used twice a day.

I also like soaking a paper mask with this clear lotion and then apply the saturated mask onto my face for at least 20 minutes so that the lipid soluble BHA ( salicylic acid ) could works it wonder. This is a product that contains both AHA, BHA ( clarifying/exfoliating ) and Pitera ( regenerating/regulating ). My face feels moist, refreshed, renewed and nourished after this ritual. Although this means consuming my treatment  clear lotion at an accelerated pace!

Ingredients:

Pitera®(Saccharomycopsis Ferment Filtrate), Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Methylparaben, PEG-150, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid, Malic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cellulose Gum.

Dermalogica Age Smart skin resurfacing cleanser

Posted in skincare with tags , , , , , on June 23, 2009 by LPB

This smoothing cleanser provides an exceptional beginning to your anti-aging regimen. It delicately removes dirt, debris, excess oil and makeup, leaving the skin fresh and pure.

Lactic acid exfoliates away dead skin cells while hydrating and brightening the skin.

Rose flower oil calms sensitivity, and vitamin E provides antioxidant protection, conditioning, and softening benefits all while locking in moisture for a plumper, more supple complexion.

Developed for mature and prematurely aging skin, this gentle cleanser prepares the skin for further treatment, leaving it perfectly cleansed, soft and comfortable.

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I had read about reviews of this cleanser in Makeupalley, most of the users were complaining that this powerful cleanser tends to dry up the skin and is too low foaming for an effective cleansing.

It doesn’t make my retin A treated skin flaky or irritated ( may be my skin had accustomed to “harsh” treatment after retinoid acid ). It smell is not as rosy as i would prefer. However, it does clean reasonably well, leaves my skin smooth & bright.

I found a way to make it foamy enough for my preference; i apply it on dry face, like any other milky cleanser, massage it all over, then add in a handful of luke warmth water. The emulsified solution will foams, and in my opinion, a rather dense fine foam!

I also use it all over my body as an exfoliant /moisturiser, without any adverse effect. I purchased this product in salon size!

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lactic Acid, PPG-2 Hydroxyethyl Cocamide, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Polyacrylate-1 Crosspolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Benzyl PCA, Phenoxyethanol, Butylene Glycol, Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Isoeugenol, Limonene, Linalool, Acorus Calamus, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Rose Flower Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil/Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride.