Thursday, October 15, 2020


Hello lovelies, Welcome back ! Today on this post, I’m going to share my new experience in trying personalized skincare. Have you ever tried skincare that personally made for you? Well this is my first time though, that’s why I was super excited when SOCOMY offer me a collaboration to try this brand’s products. So, the brand itself named BASE. They’re relatively new and they brought different concept of skincare to the market. Curious already? Let’s find out!

Everyone is unique so does their skin, so when we talk about skincare we couldn’t generalized to the same solution, we should look back what each individual skin needs. Please do remember, to always listen to your skin. Hence, BASE provides personalized skincare based on the needs of its users. The products itself are personally made based on what your skin type is, skin-goals and lifestyle. It’s such a great innovation, as BASE will help to those who are clueless about their skin and simplify the process of finding skincare that suit to their needs.

Thank you and ingredient card

You all might be wonder how does it work. Isn’t it? So BASE provides the free skin analysis by taking Skin Test on their website BASE. The skin test itself is to gather much information about your skin and lifestyle, that consists of what your skin type is, skin goals, your current skin condition such as the frequency of having acne, type of acne and so on. The test also will ask about skincare products you use for now, either you use active ingredients namely retinol, AHA/BHA; the frequency of having sun exposure and last is your lifestyle like sleeping habits and how you commute daily. After you’re done with your skin test, you can just simply sign up to the website with your active email to see the results and the recommended products. You will also find the breakdown of ingredients that match with your skin and its benefits. Sounds interesting to try right?

The products BASE offers are simply basic skincare which are personalized cleanser, toner and moisturizer. All made from plant-based (fully vegan and organic), cruelty-free, non SLS and artificial perfume colorant free. Worry not, they produced their products locally with GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) facilities and BPOM certified already. Wohoo!!

So, I already took the skin test and the result mentioned the ingredients that are good for feeding my skin. Oh, my skin is dry to combination dehydrated, it changes sometime due to weather or women period time. So, I chose the Personalized Basic Kit, consists of full sized personalized Purifying Cleanser (100ml) and Moisture Cream (30ml). These products are formulated with some of the key ingredients include Jojoba Seed Oil (moisture sealer), Pullulan (locking moisture), Vitamin E (skin softener), Phytosphingosine (Cermaide booster), Avocado Oil (collagen promoter) and Ceramide (barrier enhancer). Not forget to mention, inside my terracotta box I also got a cute useful pouch, stickers and thank you card as well as “ingredients” card that come along together with the products. And yes, all these only cost for IDR 287,000 and they provide free delivery within Indonesia only.

The pouch

Sticker pack

And now it’s time for product review and own experience after using it.


Basically the packaging of BASE products come in white ceramic and labelled with your name printed on it “Made for Catharina”. It has pump dispenser with a white cap, this bottle is actually pretty heavy. I have to hold it carefully as it might slip from my wet hands. Information on how to use and other details are printed on the card box. It’s weighted for 100ml and retailed for IDR 98,000.

With cap

Without cap

This cream cleanser is gentle and light to be used in morning or night. I like the natural scent from this cleanser, it smells like citrus-y? Well, sort of. Again, I’m not good enough in describing scent. Because of its smell, I really enjoy every seconds of my time in massaging my face. The texture itself more like lotion and no foam comes from it when mix with water. My skin feels soft after use and doesn’t feel dry nor tight. It’s one of the cleanser that protect the moisture of my skin in the same time doesn’t strip the natural oil.

Olive squalane, Glycerin, Calendula Officinalis extract, D-alpha tocopherol, Sorbic Acid, Aqua, Decyl Glucoside, Glyceryl Caprylate-Caprate, Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate, Lysolecithin, Sclerotium Gum, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Pullulan.


Just like the cleanser, this moisture cream packed in white ceramic with a dispensed pump. On the bottom of bottle, you’ll find the expired date information labelled on sticker. This single bottle contains of 30ml moisture cream and price for IDR 189,000. 

The expired date 

This moisture cream has lotion texture in lightweight. It spreads easily on face and the absorption is pretty fast. I found it has glow finish that makes my skin looks healthy for instant. I use it on my AM and PM routine, two pumps of each use. But for night, it less moisture for my skin as I need heavier cream to keep my skin moist during my sleep. Thus, I sometimes mix it with face oil. While for the scent, it has the same smell with the cleanser, citrus-y.      



Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) water, D-alpha tocopherol, Argania Spinosa kernel oil, Olive squalane, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Allantoin, Prunus Dulcis (Almond) extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Pullulan, Ceramide NP, Phytosphingosine, Aqua, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Lysolecithin, Sclerotium Gum, Xanthan Gum, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hydroxide, Benzoic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Butylene Glycol, Dehydroacetic Acid.

I’ve been using these products for almost 3 weeks now and I can say, this is one of the best local skincare that my skin loves the formula since the very first beginning. I'm thinking to get the toner soon, so my personalized basic skincare will complete and wonder how my skin will like if using them all together in one routine.

If you’re still trying to find the right skincare for your skin, you can try this basic skincare by simply visit to BASE website (click here) and take the skin quiz. I also have surprised to all my readers, by using my referral code “CATHY30”, you will get 30% off discount with no minimum purchase and it’s applicable for all items. This voucher is valid for 1 transaction/user and until November 13th 2020. So what are you waiting for? Get the skin quiz now and wait your package delivered to your door-step. 

And it’s the end of my post today, hope you enjoy the read and the voucher code. See you on the next post.



Sunday, September 6, 2020


Being able of having treatment is such a pleasure, where you can enjoy your quality time with yourself, either it’s face treatment, hair treatment or even total body treatment. I was excited when I got chosen by Clozette Indonesia to try one of the treatment from ClickHouse. When the pandemic of Covid-19 hit our country, it can be said that it’s gonna be my first treatment after the “New Normal” is being implemented. But worry not, Click House have followed and applied the New Normal protocols to keep their customers safe.

Click House itself is one of the well-known beauty clinic in Indonesia, with their outlets not only spreads in Jakarta but also in Bandung. Click House offers several treatments that can be suited with our skins’ condition and needs. The treatment I chose this time is Instant Skin Rejuvenation. This treatment is using high-frequency wave with a click which converting the light spectrum into heat energy. Moreover, this treatment is able to stimulate collagen production on the layers of the skin, so it helps speed up the skin generation and minimize the pores appearance. After all, it helps in achieving a healthy, brighter and younger looking skin. Without long overdue, here’s my experience of having treatment at Click House in this New Normal.


First thing first of course I made an appointment to the nearest outlet for the treatment time. During current situation, Click House has limited the visitors to keep social distancing, but their operational hours is normal from 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM. So, I booked on Saturday at 3PM at Melawai branch, South Jakarta and let them know for the treatment I will have. The beautician then informed me not to use night cream 2 days before the treatment and to come 15mins earlier before the treatment. On the day, they also reconfirm our attendance on the mentioned hour.


When arrived at the Clinic, one of the beautician directly check my body temperature and wrote it down on mini sticker where I have to place it on my shirt. All the beauticians in here are wearing a mask and face shield. They also provide the hand sanitizer on the side of welcome table.

The body temperature is sticked

Afterwards, there’s a form to be filled and the beautician started ask me several questions related with my skin and body condition such as skin type, if I’m in the period cycle and for any allergic. They also attached the “Check List Treatment” on the form, to check whether all the treatment process has followed the New Normal protocols or not. Once it’s done, they directed me to the waiting room on the 2nd floor.

The additional of "New Normal" form

The waiting room is pretty cozy wherein it’s dominated with comfy red sofa with big TV screen attached on the wall. Not only that, there’s also mini playground for the kids.

Waiting room



What I like of having treatment at Click House is, they provide free consultation with the Doctors before the treatment. Later, the Doctor will suggest us for which treatment is suit with our skin condition. So, I consult with the Doctor that I had an active acne (it was just popped in the morning I woke up) and whether I could still do the Instant Skin Rejuvenation treatment. After checking my face a while, She said it’s still be ok.


It’s treatment time! Once entering the room, it’s seen the bed is covered with white long paper and the beautician is immediately sprayed disinfectant on it. All the kimono and towels are placed in clear plastic zip lock.

The treatment properties

The first step of the treatment is face cleansing using milk cleanser to remove makeup and new sponge to remove the remaining dirt. The sponge is only for single used per visitor and not to forget to mention, the beautician is using rubber gloves so there’s no direct touch skin to skin. It then continued with massage from face to shoulder and head. My body and mind felt so relaxing on this step and yes this is one of my favorite step. The massage helps to accelerate blood circulation on the body.

Before treatment
First cleansing

Next is face scrub to remove dead skin cells. They have 2 types of scrub and since I have active acne, they use mild scrub. They massage my face gently and being careful when it comes to my acne spot area. Once done, she started cleaning my face with face cleanser. The process then followed with facial steaming using machine that is pumping out hot steam for some minutes. It helps to preps skin to the next steps and penetrate it deeper into the skin.

Face srub

Second cleansing

Thereafter, this is the most important steps among of all. Before doing laser, she applied ultrasound gel all over my face and I felt cooling sensation from it. My eyes also cover with cotton and kind of small black glasses to protect my eyes from the machine light. The machine will transfer the heat to our skin and the heat is adjusted to our comfort. There’s no pain at all, so don’t worry.

Applying ultrasound gel

The laser is being conducted

The last step of the treatment is Peel Off mask using Chocolate variant with the benefit for skin lifting, moisturizing as well as brightening. The smell of this mask made me want to eat it. After left the mask for 15-20mins, the mask is being removed by the beautician. And voila, the treatment is done.

Chocolate Peel Off Mask

After treatment

Lastly, she informed that In order to avoid any reaction from the treatment, there are some points to be noted such as not using night cream for 2 days, not washing my face using warm water for the next 8 hours and avoid direct sun exposure for +/- 7 days. 

I am a happy customer with this new experience at Click House. They have good hospitality, informative staffs and all the procedures have conducted properly, so I feel safe. From the treatment, I can see instantly my skin looks bright and feels so plump. And few days later, I noticed my PIH (Post Inflammation Hyperpigmentation) slowly diminishes.

Right side
Left side

This Instant Skin Rejuvenation costs for IDR 500,000/treatment with length duration approx 75mins. They also have special offering if you choose the package of this treatment. So, booked your spots now! 

Before I'm signing out from this post, don't forget to follow instagram of @clozetteid and @myclickhouse for any new updates. Last, I hope y'all like this time sharing and I'll see you on my next post. Stay safe everyone.


Tuesday, July 21, 2020


Hello, lovely readers how have you been doing? Took a very long break from the blog as I already return to office and pretty busy with other things on weekend. Well, I’m pretty sad to see the current news that the infected people of Covid-19 in Indonesia has surpassed the numbers in mainland China. Day by day the number keep rising. We do all know, that some places are already open in order to help running our economy in some sectors. However, please when doing all your activities outside home, do apply the protocol from Government. 

Oke, now let’s get back to the topic that I wanna share with you all today, but lemme ask first. Who’s in here doesn’t like gold? I guess everyone does love, especially ladies. And what do you think if gold is one of the main ingredients on your skincare? Either you’ll be happy to use it every day because you know the result will be amazing or you just keep it on your skincare shelves and use it some time. I was so excited when Clozette Indonesia sent me the package of Nurish Organiq 24K Gold Series to try on as this series formulated with colloidal golds. 

A bit glance of the brand, Nurish Organiq is a Malaysian brand and Halal certified. They created products using 100% natural extracts as well as organic ingredients. This 24K Gold Series are for the Anti-Aging treatment that specialize treated for busy women. As women get mature, they might possibly reduce the skin elasticity and quality. In order to maintain to have the good skin, healthy lifestyle must be implemented and use the right skin care. Therefore, Nurish Organiq comes with this Anti-Aging series where all of the products are formulated with :
- Aqua Collagen : helps you in reducing fine lines and wrinkles
- 24K Gold : improve skin elasticity
- Pomegranate : known as the natural anti-oxidants and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. 
- Multivitamin (B, C & E) : reduce pigmentation and black spots
- Hexapeptide : slow down the aging process 

Beside the above ingredients, it also completed with Niacinamide, Hyaluronic Acid and Ascorbyl Glucoside. This range also have the same fragrance which quite strong for my nose except for the Eye Serum which there’s no intense fragrance. I’ve been trying these products for nearly 2 weeks, so now let’s get down to the products one by one. 

Act as the first cleanser, this cleansing milk is housed in plastic bottle pump with flowery labels that cover the body bottle. I like the pump kind of packaging when it comes into cleansers, it’s so practical that you only need secs to let the product out from the bottle. It contains 100ml with retailed price IDR 69,000.  


This cleansing milk is my most favourite product from this series. It has white milky texture and I like how soft the texture is when it touches my skin. I use two pumps every time I wear makeup, it wipes away nicely the makeup and dirt after long day activity. But I need extra gentle massage on the eyes area in removing eyeliner or mascara, or I will just use makeup remover to ensure my eyes area are clean from the concealer, powder or whatever I have put in.

After use this cleansing milk, my skin feels so soft and clean. Besides, ever since it contains Hyaluronic Acid, I feel no dryness on my skin, which it’s absolutely good for my dry skin.
Before blend
After blend
After rinse off
Water, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Fragrance, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Niacinamide, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Pentapeptide-18, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Acetyl Heptapeptide-9, Colloidal Gold, Propanediol, Evodia Rutaecarpa Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA.


Comes in plastic tube, it also labelled with flowers design and all printed ingredients as well as benefit of the product on the back body. It has the same price with the cleansing milk, which only by IDR 69,000 you can bring this 100ml foamy cleanser home. 

This second cleanser has dense cream texture that will transform into foamy lather once mix with water. You will feel how soft this cleanser is when you start rubbing and massaging your face. It helps to remove the impurities after cleanse with cleansing milk and leave my skin clean, soft, moisturized and looking so fresh. I also notice my skin looks brighter every time I use this cleanser. 

Water, Glycerin, Myristic Acid, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Acrylates Copolymer, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sodium Lactate, Sodium Gluconate, Polyquaternium-39, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Niacinamide, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Pentapeptide-18, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Acetyl Heptapeptide-9, Colloidal Gold, Propanediol, Evodia Rutaecarpa Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance, Tetrasodium EDTA, BHT. 


The toner is housed in plastic bottle with flip-top closure for easy use. This toner looks so girly as it also labelled with flowers design and all the information you need regarding the product which printed on this label too. The price is also pretty friendly, that you only need IDR 69,000 and already got 100ml of Face Toner. 

This toner claims to give your skin hydration, refines pores as well as refresh the skin. It has light watery consistency. Because of its consistency, this toner can be used in many ways, as hydrating toner by pour it onto your palm, as cleansing toner by using cotton pad or place it on spray bottle and you can use it as face mist.

After religiously use it day and night, I feel this toner doesn’t give my skin enough hydration. I’ve tried using 3 layers of it and within in a minute it sinks fast to my skin. I feel like I haven’t used any hydrating toners. However, it’s still pleasing to use as cleansing toner and face mist, my skin feels so refresh afterwards.

Water, Butylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Lactate, Sodium Gluconate, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Niacinamide, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Pentapeptide-18, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Acetyl Heptapeptide-9, Colloidal Gold, Propanediol, Evodia Rutaecarpa Fruit Extract, Hydroxyacetophenone, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid.


The essence comes in glass bottle pump and pretty handy. Unlike the other 3 products I’ve reviewed earlier, this one comes with the card box and all the information regarding the products are printed on the card box. The next remaining 3 products also comes with the card box. In one bottle consists of 20ml of face essence and they sell it on store for IDR 159,000. 

The Face Essence is my second favourite from 24K Gold series after the Cleansing Milk. It has lightweight consistency with a texture like gel. I use two pumps each use for face and down to my neck area. I love how this essence works, it well absorbs into my skin and leave me non-sticky feeling. I can immediately use my next skincare. My skin feels so moisture and healthy looking once I finish applying. 


Water, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Propanediol, Evodia Rutaecarpa Fruit Extract, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyldimethicone Crosspolymer, Fragrance, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Niacinamide, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Pentapeptide-18, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Acetyl Heptapeptide-9, Colloidal Gold, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Disodium EDTA.


Weighted for 15ml, this eye serum is housed in plastic tube. It’s quite small, you even can carry them everywhere and put it on your jeans pocket. You can bring this eye serum home for only IDR 129,000.

This eye serum comes in transparent gel texture with their claim it will help you in reducing dark circles, puffiness and fine lines. I like how this lightweight gel spreads easily around my areas and there’s cooling sensation from this which is so relaxing. My eyes area looks smoother and refresh after use. I use this eye serum only at night, because it doesn’t work well on me underneath makeup.  


Water, Glycerin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propanediol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Algae Extract, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Niacinamide, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Tocopheryl Acetate, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Pentapeptide-18, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Acetyl Heptapeptide-9, Colloidal Gold, Evodia Rutaecarpa Fruit Extract, Aminomethyl Propanol, Tetrasodium EDTA 



Comes in plastic round jar, this Day Cream is separated with the white plastic lid inside, so makes the cream safe from the direct contact with their yellowish golden jar closure. Unfortunately, there’s no spatula on it. You then need either your fingers to take the cream out (which less hygiene) or find another spatula.  It contains 40ml with price tag IDR 129,000. 


This day cream is formulated with Titanium Dioxide in which already has SPF 25 that helps to protect skin from UVA and UVB rays. The texture is in white thick cream and it has effect in tone up the skin tone, so it gives brighten skin finish in just single use. I only apply this in thin layer since it might cause pilling (which I don’t like it). I also found sometimes it’s hard to absorb if I apply in thick layer.


Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Propylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Cetyl Alcohol, Titanium Dioxide, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Benzophenone-3, Tribehenin PEG-20 Esters, Cera Alba, Phenyl Trimethicone, Fragrance, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Niacinamide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Pentapeptide-18, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Acetyl Heptapeptide-9, Colloidal Gold, Propanediol, Evodia Rutaecarpa Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA, Aminomethyl Propanol, Hydroxystearic Acid 



The packaging is exactly the same with Day Cream and what makes it different is only the colour of the jar closure. For night cream, they’re in kind of brown colour. I think they made these in different colours to make it easier for users, in avoiding wrong pick of the cream jar once about to use. This night creams costs for IDR 139,000. 

Surprisingly, the texture of this night cream is almost the same with the face essence. It’s in gel cream texture, easy to spread all over the face and non-sticky. There’s a cooling sensation once applying and I also feel the hydration comes from it. But all the hydration effect doesn’t long lasts, it’s gone by the next morning I wake up, even though I applied quite heavily. As for dry skin person, I always looking for night cream that can gives my skin moisture and hydration during my sleep. On the other hand, this cream claims that can help in reducing wrinkles and fine lines, but I don’t see any changing for that, maybe because I just use it for less than 14 days. Need more time to prove about it. 

Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sodium Polyacrylate, C18-C21 Alkane, Trideceth-6, Fragrance, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Silica, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Niacinamide, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Pentapeptide-18, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Acetyl Heptapeptide-9, Colloidal Gold, Propanediol, Evodia Rutaecarpa Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA


It's somehow pretty fun to use one brand with their one skincare lines in my routine. I like how each of these products compliment each other, so my skin end up happily with what these products offer. What I really notice after some weeks of use is my skin looks brighter than before and my acne scars slowly fading. But for their anti-aging claims, I still don't find any changing or improvement on my problematic area. But that's fine, it's because I just use them for short time. 

If you want to try and experienced this 24K Gold Series, you can easily get them all offline at Guardian store. Or if you don't want to get out because of this Pandemic, worry not, you can get them exclusively online at their Official Store in Shopee. There's also a promo, every purchase of this series with minimum of IDR 150,000 you will get discount for IDR 20,000 by entering code "NURICLZTE". This promo valid until July 31st 2020. 

Happy shopping and see you one my next post.