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Sunday, March 8, 2020

[REVIEW]: CLINELLE AGE REVIVE
Happy International Women’s Day to all of my readers ! Happy Sunday too ! I'm feeling Jakarta's weather today is so hot or I can just said for the past few days it was extremely hot. Until I'm actually avoiding to go out under the sun if it's not really necessary. Speaking of the sun, do you know that the sun exposure can cause skin aging? Well, it's not the main factor of skin aging, but to be known 50% of skin aging is from the external factors. We know that aging is a process that naturally occurs, where the skin's ability to regenerate decrease as we increase the age. Therefore, we have to take a better care of our skin by using the right skincare products to slow down the aging process. Gladly, I was sent by Clozette Indonesia the range of anti aging skincare "AGE REVIVE" from Clinelle. This range consists of 6 products that I'm gonna talk today.

But before that, as always, let’s talk about the brand first. Clinelle is originally from Malaysia that founded in 2004 and has entered into Indonesia beauty market since 2017. Clinelle is formulated their products with “7 secrets to happy skin” wherein they don't include the potential harmful ingredients. Therefore, their products are known with “Happy Skin Happy Face”.  In addition, their products have been dermatologically tested.


Through Age Revive series and their campaign “My Beautiful Healthy Age”, Clinelle wants to bring us to revive our confidence and allow our skin to stay healthy as our age by using the right skincare. Please do remember to yourself, that Women's beauty is not limited by age. Ok, now let’s get back to the products.  This series is empowered by “Youth Activate Technology (8+1)" with 9 plant extracts to fight signs of skin aging.
-Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract : Improve the skin texture, restore the skin firmness, rotects skin from UV rays and pollution
-Crocus Chrysanthus Bulb Extract : Stimulates the “Natural Growth Factor”, increase collagen
-Achillea MillefoliumExtract : Improve the appaerance of dry skin, restore the skin moist
-Alchemilla Vulgaris Extract : is an antioxidants that help to fight free radicals, helps wound healing
-Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract : provide calming and soothing to dry skin and rough skin
-Mellisa Officinalis Leaf Extract : control oil, reduce redness and inflammation due to acne, brighten and improve the uneven skin tone
-Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract : helps brighten the skin, minimize pores appearance, reduce inflammation and restore the skin elasticity
-Primula Veris Extract : helps to repair troubled skin (pimples, breakouts, redness), make skin looks more radiant.
-Veronica Officinalis Extract : Skin soothing, brighten skin tone

At the first time of usage, I was quite surprise with the strong smell come from these products. Each products have the same scents by the way. It smells like peppermint mix with other plant extracts that actually so relacxing upon applying of these products. But, if you're sensitive with strong fragrance, this one might bothered you. 


LIFTING CLEANSER


PACKAGING
Housed in the silver plastic bottle with white pump. Unlike the other Age Revive products, this one doesn’t come with the cardbox. For the new one, it only wrapped in plastic on the head of the pump. The description of the cleanser as well as the direction and ingredients are well written on the back of the bottle. It prices for IDR 129,000 for 100ml.

TEXTURE & IMPRESSION
This second cleanser has kind of dense gel texture, that one pump is enough to cleanse the entire face. It's effectively remove the residual makeup and skin impurities. After mix it with water, the gel will transform into soft lather.

The most important thing for me when using a cleanser is, it will not dry out my skin. And this one does the good job. My skin feels so fresh and clean after using this cleanser. 

INGREDIENTS


LIFTING LOTION

PACKAGING
Packed in the plastic bottle, this lotion is equiooed with flip-top closure on the mouth of the bottle. I like this idea of packaging as I rarely found toner that comes with another flip-top closure inside. And oh, this one also doesn't come with cardbox. But no worries, as all the related information of this lotion already printed nicely on the body of the bottle. Contains for 100ml, it retailed for IDR 249,000. 


TEXTURE & FORMULA
Once pour it into palms, you might feel the texture of this lotion is slightly thick, yet it's quite runny. This lightweight lowtion absorbs fast into skin.

It claims to help in reducing the smile lines as well as wrinkles and minimizes pores. 

I usually use this lotion for two layers day and night, and there's no stickiness feeling at all. Just because I've only been using this product for 1.5 weeks, I still don't feel of this product claimed. At this momen only moisturizing and freshen that I feel. 


INGREDIENTS


LIFTING EYE SERUM


PACKAGING
It packed in ordinary pump bottle. Weighted for 15ml, it sold for IDR 399,000. Unfortunately, I quite don't like with this pump. Mine is a bit hard to press and once I could, the serum will excessive come out. It's kind of waste as I only need small amount for the eyes area only. I hope I just got the bad batch of production.


TEXTURE, FORMULA & IMPRESSION
Comes like cream texture, it has lightweight consitency. This eye serum is formulated with Crocus Chrysanthus Bulb to tighten the eyes area and refresh tired eyes, Sphilanthes Acmella Flower to help in reducing wrinkle and crows feet.

This eye serum absorbs well into skin and is applicable to use under makeup. It helps me in awakened and refresh my eyes area, everytime I have lack of sleep. 
The amount of one pump


INGREDIENTS

LIFTING YOUTH ESSENCE

PACKAGING
It comes in pump bottle packaging, just exactly the same with the packaging of eye serum. You can get this product with IDR 399,000 for 20ml. 


TEXTURE, FORMULA & IMPRESSION
The texture is more into lotion with thick consitency. This concentrated essence is formulated to help in revitalizing and tighten the skin. It also protects skin against daily pollution and UV rays. 

Eventhough it's a thick, again this product doesn't leave any stickiness on my skin. I think all the Age Revive products are made with easy absorption, this one as well. All I can feel when using these range is my skin looks smoother.



INGREDIENTS

LIFTING EMULSION

PACKAGING
This lifting emulsion comes in the pump bottle with clear closure and yes, it comes with cardbox too. Details of this product such as direction of using, ingredients and others are printed in the back body of the bottle and the cardbox as well. It contains 80ml with price of IDR 329,000. 

TEXTURE, FORMULA & IMPRESSION
It's a very lightweight moisturizer that is formulated for people with normal, oily and combination skin. Infused with double Hyaluronic Acid, it gives hydration to the skin.  

I'm using this emulsion in AM routine after serum and I like how light this moisturizer is. The absorption is on point, it's quick. Besides makes my skin moist, I also notice that my skin looks more radiant.   

INGREDIENTS


LIFTING CREAM

PACKAGING
Housed in plastic round packaging, this cream already completed with spatula and also comes with cardbox. To keep the cream hygiene, there's white lid in between the cream and the closure. Retailed for 399,000, it contains for 40ml.


TEXTURE, FORMULA & IMPRESSION
I think this is the lightest texture in form of cream I've ever tried. The texture is more likely the emulsion. It's quite runny as I don't even need the spatula to scoop the cream. This cream  is formulated with hyaluronic acid to reduce and fill the appearance of deep wrinkles, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract as anti-inflammation and help to fight against the harmful effects of pollution and maintain skin moisture. 


I use this cream every night as an alternate with the emulsion that I use in the morning. I like the moist given from this cream. As the next morning I wake up, my skin looks healthy and plump. Considering the light texture of cream,  I wish they come with bottle pump packaging instead of jar.



INGREDIENTS


As the conclusion, the points that need to be marked after my using of these Age Revive  for 1.5 weeks are my skin feels moist, hydrated and smoother. In addition, I love how my skin tone looks birghter day by day. Meanwhile for the wrinkles, fine lines and eyes area I believe it requires more time of use until I come back with the final review. 



So, that's all my review for Clinelle Age Revive and I hope you enjoy it. If you're curious and want to try their products, you can get them all at the nearest Guardian store in Indonesia. 

See you on the next post !

xOxO
Cathy

Saturday, February 29, 2020

[REVIEW+SWATCH]: RIVERA COSMETICS 

Hey lovely people, it’s been a while since my last post. How everyone’s doing? I feel time flies so fast these days as we are reaching to the end of February 2020. Well, recently I received a beauty box from Clozette Indonesia and this time they collaborate with Rivera Cosmetics. They sent me five make up products that I'm going to talk about today. Without waiting any longer, just let's get start it ! 

But, before we talk deep about the products, let's talk a bit about the brand itself. Rivera is dedicated to every woman who are independet, confident and continuously challenge themselves to make something difference. Rivera then known with their tagline "Live, Life, Empowered". Not only make up to spoil every woman, Rivera also produces skincare lines to fulfill what every woman need for their skin. 

LUMINOUS MICRO POWDER 

FORMULA & TEXTURE 
This loose powder is one of the best-selling from Rivera. The micronized particle made this powder has super soft texture when I rubbed it between my fingertips. It’s lightweight with sheer coverage to set the make up for long lasting wear. They claimed as the non-comedogenic powder, non-caking and oil control. This powder is made for every skin tones as they come in 7 different shades including a good range of translucent and medium-deep to the deepest skin tones.
Shade 02 - Natural

PACKAGING & THOUGHT
It comes in a plastic round container with a black dove closure and already completed with white powder puff. I think the holes on this container are quite large, so it might cause mess sometimes as the powder will be everywhere when you open it. In order to avoid that, I only opened and cut the plastic lid in half and let the other side still cover with the lid.


I’m in shade 02-Natural and eventhough the name is “Natural”, this shade is a bit darker to my skin tone. I used to wear in shade 01-Soft Honey or prefer to go with 07-Translucent. As for the coverage, there wasn’t any, only the pigmentation comes from the shade that helps blurring the skin. That’s why they said it has sheer coverage. I like to apply my loose powder with powder brush eventhough this one already comes with the puff to create the more natural finish look. The final result, it gives me the matte finish look with no drying to my skin and smooth. This powder helps me to prevent from oil shine around my T-zone and creasing around my smile lines up to 6 hours. Good enough! 

INGREDIENTS
Mica, Talc, Corn (Zea Mays) Starch, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Boron Nitride, Triethylhexanoin, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Lauroyl Lysine, Dimethicone/Methicone Copolymer, Fragrance, Nephrite Powder, Propylparaben, Methylparaben/ Tocopheryl Aceatate, Silica, Isopropyl Titanium Tiisostearate, Hydrogen Dimethicone, CL 77492, Cl 77491.


GOTTA BE MATTE LIP CREAM

FORMULA, TEXTURE & SWATCH
I like the texture of this lip cream, it’s lightweight, soft creamy touch and non-sticky. Formulated with collagen and Vitamin E, this lip cream will keep the lips moisturized throughout the day of use. This lip cream has 10 shades of a nice color selection and I’m in shade “301-Vibrant Red”


PACKAGING & THOUGHT
It comes in simple square packaging with the glass looking and black closure.  The applicator has the tip smooth shape. If you flip over the packaging of the lip cream, it will have a look like of the brand new lipstick. What a thoughtful idea!

The pigmentation for this lip cream is real with just only one swipe and it glides smooth upon the application. My shade has super red bold that is perfect for night out look or just simply in day time for vibrant the simple look. It has velvet matte finish but very comfortable to use as I don’t feel any drying or sticky on my lips. As for the staying power, the color is just a bit come off after I had my meal but I guess it's ok, because I actually don't really need to reapply the lip cream all over my lips.

INGREDIENTS
Isododecane, Ozokerite, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Silica, Beeswax, Diisostearyl Malate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Octyldodecyl Oleate, Fragrance, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Triethylhexanoin,  Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Propylene Carbonate, Tribehenin, BHT, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Glyceryl Isostearate, Polyglyceryl-2 Oleate, Aqua, Propylparaben, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sorbitan Stearate, Sucrose Laurate, Sorbitan isostearate, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Methylparaben, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1,  Tocopherol. May Contains :Talc, Tin Oxide, CI 15850,  CI 15985, CI 15850:2, CI 45410:2, Red 7 (CI 15850:1), CI 77891, CI 47005:1, CI 77491, CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77019, CI 45380.


MOISTURE GLOW LIP GLOSS 

FORMULA, TEXTURE & SWATCH
Formulated with Plukenetia Valubilis Seed Oil and Vitamin E, this lip gloss will keep your lips moist and healthy through the day. The texture might be a little bit sticky, but once upon apply you won’t feel any stickiness. It has smell sweet like candy and I feel like I want to lick my lips after apply. Woops 😃 The lip gloss comes in 10 different shades with sparkle on it and I’m in shade 02-Sparkle Pink
02 - Sparkle Pink

PACKAGING & THOUGHT
The design of the lip gloss is just like an ordinary lip gloss with the transparent tube and the white pointed applicator tip. We can see the color of the lip gloss as well as how much the remaining product is inside the tube. 

I am actually not a type of glossy girl when it comes to lips, because I prefer to have matte finish look or something in between. Anyhow, I like to use this when I don’t put any lipstick on it, just put the lip balm beforehand. This lip gloss just makes my lips look natural healthier. As for the staying power, we know lip gloss doesn't long last, this one can be last up to an hour. But, even it began to wear off, I still felt my lips nourished.

INGREDIENTS
Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Candelilla (Euphorbia Cerifera) Wax, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, VP/ Hexadecene Copolymer, Cetyl Acetate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Mica, Diisostearyl Malate, Ozokerite, Ceresin, Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera) Wax, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Lanolin, Stearyl Acetate, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Isostearyl Alcohol, Isononyl Isononanoate, Oleyl Acetate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, Methylparaben, Polyethylene, Polybutene, Paraffinum Liquidum, Glyceryl Isostearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylparaben, BHT, Fragrance. May Contains : Talc, CI 45430, CI 16185, CI 15850:2, CI 77891, CI 15850, CI 45410:2, CI 15985, CI 19140:1, CI 77491, CI 77492, Red 7 (CI 15850:1), CI 77499.

BOLD INTENSE EYEBROW MATIC

FORMULA & SWATCH
The eyebrow pencil has triangle-shaped tip that allows an easy for drawing the desired eyebrow shapes. It has soft and light texture, this eyebrow pencil has two natural shades 01-Brown and 02-Gray. I got the shade 02-Gray, just the perfect shade for Asians.

PACKAGING & THOUGHT
Eyebrow pencil means nothing if it doesn’t come with spoolie, because this one will help us in creating the prefect natural looking brows. I’m happy because this one does have. 



I always using eyebrow pencil on my day-to-day makeup because it’s simple and have natural finish. This Bold Intense Eyebrow Matic is so pigmented, you don’t even need to have a lot effort to fill the brows. It also stays lasts for a day, waterproof and doesn't smudge. I’m amazed !

INGREDIENTS
Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Polyethylene, Synthetic Japan Wax, Boron Nitride, Quaternium-18 Bentonite, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol. May Contains: CI 77499, CI 77891, CI 77492, CI 77491.



BOLD INTENSE LIQUID LINER

FORMULA & SWATCH
Formulated with antioxidant ingredients and non-perfume, this liquid liner left is suitable to those who have sensitive skin. And just like the name itself, it has the intense bold black color to frame the eyes with only just one swatch. The formulation also sets very fast with shiny finish.  

PACKAGING & THOUGHT
Comes in a simple black tube, this liquid liner has  two applicators that you can choose, which are Slim Brush and Sponge Applicator. Mine is in “Slim Brush”, the brush is so soft and glides smooth around the eyelids. I like to cooperate with this one as I found an ease in creating the lines, from thin line to the thick one. Not to forget to mention, it also waterproof and doesn't smudge;)
The slim brush

INGREDIENTS
Aqua, Acrylates, Copolymer, Butylene Cycol, Laureth-21, PEG-40 hydrogenated, Castor oil, Xanthan Cum, Phenoxyethanol, Tacopheryl Acetate, Disodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Propylparaben, Sodium Dehydroacetate.

Here's my final looks using all the five products from Rivera Cosmetics. 

You can get all the Rivera products from their offline stores at your nearest Departement Stores or online at market place like Shopee

So, that's all my review for the Rivera Cosmetics, hope you all enjoy it and I'll see you on the next post ;)

xOxO
Cathy