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Thursday, February 6, 2020

[EVENT + REVIEW]: BLOGGER GATHERING JAKARTA WITH SAFI INDONESIA AGE DEFY SERIES

Hello beautiful readers ! So, I was invited to SAFI Blogger Gathering Jakarta few weeks ago and this time they introduce their skincare lineswith new formula for SAFI AGE DEFY. The event was full of laughs and of course the new knowledge in how to prevent aging. Besides, I also got a chance to try SAFI AGE DEFY series, yeiiyy!!

The event itself was held at Mercure Hotel Gatot Subroto. A new hotel which has strategic place because they have two acsess wherein one of the acsess is free from odd-even number regulation. Mr. Feraldo, a Marketing Communication from Hotel Mercure, was giving the presentation regarding Mercure Hotel. The hotel has 253 rooms with 4 types different of room and each rooms are provided with walking wardrobe. Besides, the hotel is using concept “Zero Plastic Use” wherein for drinking, each rooms are provided with drinking jar and there’s filling water station in each floors. So the guest can refill their drinks as much as they want.


After that, the event continued with talk show with Cheryl Raissa - a beauty content creator and Mrs. Dita as a representative from Safi Indonesia. They shared about their experiences in using SAFI products especially for AGE DEFY series and when they got a chance to visit Safi Research Institute in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Everyone in the rooms was so excited with the talk show as we were all aware how important it is to use anti aging products in the early age to prevent any aging signs.


Now, let’s talk about SAFI. SAFI is a skincare brand originally from Malaysia. Their products are developed at Safi Research Institute and the first halal institute in the world. Using only natural ingredients, their products are free from alcohol as well as gelatin and halal certified by Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM) and Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI).


SAFI has several skincare lines in which each lines is already classified based on our skin needs. SAFI AGE DEFY itself is their anti aging series and they have developed their products with new formula of Beetox Technology and Gold Extract. 
Beetox : also known as Bee Venom which have many benefits such as brightening, moisturizing, minimize aging sign and maintain skin elasticity. 
Gold Extract : contains trace minerals that help to improve skin texture and elasticity as well as help to disguise the apperance of fine lines.

I am here now to give my first impressions, since I've only been using these for around one week. So, I still need to have more time to finally give my finaly verdict. Please be note that the effect to each skin may vary, while I'm here having dry to combination-dehydrated skin. 

MAKEUP REMOVER
PACKAGING
Housed in purple plastic bottle with touch of white as the pump. It contains 100ml. What I like from the packaging is the attached closure on the neck of the pump, ensure the product will not come out from the pump in case we bring this for travelling

TEXTURE, FORMULA & IMPRESSION
The texture is so watery and runny. As the first cleanser it does the good job in removing lip liquid and eyeliner. I didn’t find it’s effective to remove the waterproof mascara, as you need to rub more and more until it dissolves. So, it’s better to use eye makeup remover first.
Enriched with gold extract, olive oil and honey extract, this first cleanser will leave your skin moisture while cleansing your makeup.
The smell is quite strong, so to those who’s sensitive with strong smell might not be comfortable with it.



CREAM CLEANSER
PACKAGING
Just like the other cleanser, it’s packed in the tube with fliptop. Dominated with golden color and touch of purple, this cleanser is weighted for 100gr with retailed price IDR 52,900. You can see details of the ingredients on the back of the tube.


TEXTURE, FORMULA & IMPRESSION
Formulated with gold extract, silk protein and vitamin C, this cleanser helps to brighten the skin while cleansing the face from dirt.
It has thick creamy texture with golden color, just the same color with the packaging. I can smell strong scent on this cleanser.
I like how this second cleanser helps me to remove my face from the remaining makeup and impurities. It  feels so fresh and i didn’t feel any tight feeling after being used.


GOLD WATER ESSENCE
PACKAGING
Housed in plastic transparant bottle with golden cap, you can see how rich they are with the golden flakes. The full size is about 100ml with retail price of 142,900.


TEXTURE, FORMULA & IMPRESSION
It formulated with Gold Extract, Silk Protein and Bio Hyaluronic. Silk Protein which contains 18 type of Amino Acid will make the skin to feel smooth, while Bio Hylauronic itself is known to retain and lock the moisture of the skin. 

The texture is semi-light with gold flakes in it. The gold flakes will blend and with the skin upon applying. It has quick absorption. This essence is good to prepare the skin before to the next step.

I always a big fans of essence and this one I've been eyeing for quite long. And yes, I love how this product works on my skin. My skin feels so moisture and soft throughout the day.  


YOUTH ELIXIR
PACKAGING
This one has the most luxury packaging among the other AGE DEFY series. House in transparant glass bottle with golden closure. It weights for 20gr, this Youth Elixir sold for IDR 169,000.

TEXTURE, FORMULA & IMPRESSION
It's bi-phase so you need to shake it well before use. It's so watery and for me I just need few drops not the entire pipette, a little goes a long way. 
Contains Gold Extract, Beetox and Propolis, this one is good for fimring, diminish pigmentation and maintain skin elasticity.

As you can see from the texture, it might contains like oil but it's not. I don't feel any greasiness after applying, whilst it absorbs to skin in just few second. I like how it helps my dry skin moisture during my day to day activity. 



SKIN BOOSTER
PACKAGING
This skin booster is packed in plastic spray bottle and has metallic golden color. It contains 75ml and priced for IDR 129,000, this booster is just perfect to bring for travelling as it's also super light. 

TEXTURE, FORMULA & IMPRESSION
The smell itself is more like vanilla. I personally love it too much, not that kind of strong scent. Enriched with the main ingredients of Gold Extract and Royal Jelly, it helps in stimulates skin moisture, refreshes the skin, protecting skin from pollutant and for sure helps our makeup last longer. 

As directed, I use this after make up and in the middle of the day. This skin booster keep my skin looks refresh and healthy skin looking. The spray also spreads perfectly to entire face.

FINAL THOUGHT
I'm enjoying myself using these SAFI AGE DEFY series. I feel my skin more supple and moisture. Meanwhile for brightening or minimize the fine lines such as smile lines or other aging signs, I need to use for more couple weeks even months, to get my very final verdict.

If you want to try the products, you can get all these offline at your nearest stores such as Guardian and Watsons or online at Shopee.

Last but not least, here we are from the event.


Thank you SAFI Indonesia for having me. See you on the next event.

xOxO
Cathy

Sunday, February 2, 2020

[REVIEW]: REAL BARRIER EXTREME SERIES

Hello Loves ! Few weeks ago I received a quite huge package from STYLE KOREAN and if you’re following my Instagram, you already know what is inside the package as I’ve already posted ;). So Style Korean Global hosted an event named Try Me Review Me and this time they collaborate with REAL BARRIER. I was super excited when knowing I got chosen to be one of their reviewers, because I always interest to try skincare which concerns with our skin barrier just like these products.

Real Barrier is skincare lines which targeted for those who have dry and sensitive skin with damage skin barrier. This skincare line is enriched with hyaluronic acid and patented dual ceramides which will give the hydration to skin and also panthenol, allantoin and madecassoside to give protection to skin and soothe irritated skin. They also claimed their products are free from the harmful ingredients such as paraben, mineral oil, artifivisl fragrance, artificial pigment, ethanol, phenoxyethanol, benxophenone, propylene glycol and diethanolamne.

So, they have sent me five products which are Cleansing Oil Balm, Cream Cleansing Foam, Extreme Essence Toner, Extreme Cream Ampoule and Extreme Cream (I got the limited edition one, yeiiy!). the packaging of these products are pretty simple in full white with touch of blue for the label of each product.

CLEANSING OIL BALM 


PACKAGING
It’s quite unique to have cleansing oil and balm in one tube container. Usually cleansing oil is housed in bottle with pump while cleansing balm is in jar container, and now I can have two type of first cleanser in one tube. This packaging is perfect for travelling, easy to use and free from contaminated.

TEXTURE & FORMULA
It has white-dense texture and melts once touch the skin by the skin temperature. The balm will transform to milky texture and remove the heavy makeup easily (even the waterproof mascara) with gentle massage and other impurities. There’s citrus scent which makes it becomes fresher. It also completed with derived blend of bergamot oil, marjoram oil, chamomile oil and other natural oil as well as Vitamin E.





I super like this Cleansing Oil Balm and only use this on my PM routine. My skin feel so fresh, clean and smooth with no waxy residue after using this first cleanser. For sure, I always continue with second cleanser. Weighted for 100ml, it retailed for $23. 

INGREDIENTS
CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, CETYL ETHYLHEXANOATE, PEG-7 GLYCERYL COCOATE, WATER, BEESWAX, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, SORBITAN OLIVATE, MYRISTOYL/PALMITOYL OXOSTEARAMIDE/ARACHAMIDE MEA, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, STEARIC ACID, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, TRIHYDROXYSTEARIN, SORBITAN STEARATE, VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER, GLYCERYL STEARATE, TOCOPHEROL, PHYTOSTEROLS, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, XANTHAN GUM, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, MADECASSOSIDE, ALLANTOIN, PANTHENOL, CERAMIDE3, CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL, LITSEA CUBEBA FRUIT OIL, THYMUS MASTICHINA FLOWER OIL, ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER OIL, GLYCERIN, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL, CAMELLIA OLEIFERA SEED OIL, TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) SPROUT EXTRACT, SPIRULINA PLATENSIS EXTRACT.


CREAM CLEANSING FOAM 

PACKAGING 
Just like the Cleansing Oil Balm, this cream cleansing foam is housed in simply white plastic tube container with flip top. Of course this tube looks a bit bulky because it’s filled up with 150 gr oCream Cleansing Foam and price for $ 18. 

TEXTURE & FORMULA
It has creamy texture that will transform onto soft and rich lather once mix with water. It's super mild and soft that I found myself pretty enjoy using this cleanser. As for the scent, it has non-described scent for me (Pardon me, I'm not a pro in describing scent).

This cream cleansing foam is formulated with sweet almond as the natural cleansing agent and free from Sulfates. It also completed with MLE formula to keep the skin hydrates and wheat sprout extract as well as spirulina for calming the sensitive skin.



Using this cleanser on my AM and PM routine. It does a good job in cleansing the impurities or makeup residue. As the result, my skin feels clean, hydrated and the most important is, I didn't experience any tightness on my skin.

INGREDIENTS
WATER, POTASSIUM COCOYL GLYCINATE, DISODIUM COCOAMPHODIACETATE, POTASSIUM COCOATE, DISODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, SODIUM SWEETALMONDAMPHOACETATE, CARBOMER, MYRISTOYL/PALMITOYL OXOSTEARAMIDE/ARACHAMIDE MEA, DIHYDROXYISOPROPYL PALMOYLPALMAMIDE, BRASSICA OLERACEA ITALICA (BROCCOLI) SPROUT EXTRACT, CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT, MADECASSOSIDE, PANTHENOL, TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) SPROUT EXTRACT, SPIRULINA PLATENSIS EXTRACT, ALLANTOIN, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL, CANANGA ODORATA FLOWER OIL, CEDRUS ATLANTICA BARK OIL, PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER OIL, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL, CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL, VETIVERIA ZIZANOIDES ROOT OIL, DISODIUM EDTA, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL.

EXTREME ESSENCE TONER 

PACKAGING
It housed in simply plastic bottle  with fliptop cap. Somehow, I like the fliptop cap than the round cap that sometimes the cap fall down once open it. It's 190 ml and retailed for USD 25.

TEXTURE & FORMULA
The texture is more into viscous (I think this is the thickest texture of toner that I've ever used) with broken white color and smell citrusy. Even so, this toner absorbs fast to skin like I don't feel I have apply this, very light upon usage.

it's enriched with hyaluronic acid for moisturize the skin and some of natural oils such as sunflower seed oil, citrus oil and lavender oil. They also added ceramide to strengthen the skin barrier and other formulas like panthenol, allantoin and madecassoside to soothe the irritated skin.

Since this toner is the combination in between essence and toner, it gives double benefits  to my skin, moisture and nutrition. I incorporated with this toner on AM and PM and using 2 layers for morning and 3 upto 7 layers at night. Sometimes, my skin needs more hydration at night. I don't feel any sticky feeling even after 7 layers of use, yet hydrating and my skin feels bouncy. 

INGREDIENTS
Water/Aqua, Glycerin, Propanediol, Dimethicone,Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil, Glyceryl stearate, Xylitol, Sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer, Hydrolyzed glycosaminoglycans, Sodium hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, Hyaluronic acid, Butylene glycol, Sorbitan laurate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Acetyl dipeptide-1 cetyl ester, Panthenol, Beta-glucan, Madecassoside, Myristoyl/ palmitoyl oxostearamide/ arachamide MEA, Ceramide3, Allantoin, Polyglyceryl-4 caprate,Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, Carbomer, Sodium polyacrylate, Caprylic acid, Raspberry ketone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium phytate, Benzyl glycol, Caprylyl glycol,1,2-Hexanediol,Citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) oil,Vetiveria zizanoides root oil,Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) oil.

EXTREME CREAM AMPOULE

PACKAGING
The ampoule is packed in pump bottle. What makes it unique from the other ampoule/serum packaging is the dispense pump. It will refill the amount of ampoule once open the product. Thus, one drop full pipette is enough for entire face. It's retailed for USD 35 for 30ml.
Close position

Open position

TEXTURE & FORMULA
The texture is milky white with slight thick consistency but it glides easily on skin upon applying. It sinks quick to skin without leaving any greasiness, stickiness or whatsoever. 

It’s formulated with 3 different ceramides which are Ceramide NP, Ceramide-9S and Aqua Ceramide. As we might already know, ceramides are known good to improve and strengthen the weakened skin barrier. Besides of that, they also added panthenol 10,000PPM (derivative of vitamin B5) which good to heal irritated skin.


It’s my favorite and the star from all the five products. What makes this product a star for me is, I immediate feel my skin plump and supple upon usage and looks brighter. Well, as you know as a person who has dry skin, my skin tends to look dull. I only use one pump, just a perfect amount from the dropper. 

INGREDIENTS

EXTREME CREAM

PACKAGING
It housed in usual plastic jar packaging and there's plastic lid inside to keep it hygienes. Unfortunately, they don't provide spatula with it. Maybe because it's the limited edition? I don't know. But, I'm pretty sure they provide the spatula as it's shown on the webstie. This jar contains 50gr and priced for USD 38.

TEXTURE & FORMULA
This cream claims to have 72-hour hydration which sounds interesting for dry skin who's craving hydration all the time. They also featured  Ceramide 9STM  and  Ceramide 5SPTM in the ingredients to provide superior hydration. Just like the other Real Barrier Extreme Series, it also completed with MLE technology and 3-calming complex.

This moisturizer has very thick balm texture. Well, I think this is the thickest moisturizer I’ve ever used. At first, I was hesitant to use this because I just don’t like the texture that might caused clogged pores, but on the other hand I also want to try this :D. Just small amount of cream needed to cover all my face and it spreads easily. Because of the rich texture, it needs more time to absorbs before I can go with my sunscreen.


This cream left my skin smooth and keep hydrate during day and night. Not forget to mention, this cream is good to be used under makeup.  

INGREDIENTS
WATER, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERIN, PROPANEDIOL, PANTHENOL, STEARIC ACID, GLYCERYL STEARATE, POLYGLYCERYL-10 DISTEARATE, ACETYL DIPEPTIDE-1 CETYL ESTER, BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-1, SORBITAN STEARATE, OLEA EUROPAEA FRUIT OIL, HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL, VISCUM ALBUM FRUIT EXTRACT, DIMETHICONE, MADECASSOSIDE, SODIUM HYALURONATE, MYRISTOYL/  PALMITOYL OXOSTEARAMIDE/ A RACHAMIDE MEA, DIHYDROXYISOPROPYL PALMOYLPALMAMIDE, PHYTOSTEROLS, ALLANTOIN, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, CARBOMER, 1, 2-HEXANEDIOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA OIL, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS OIL, VETIVERIA ZIZANOIDES ROOT OIL.

FINAL THOUGHT
Once received the package, I immediately use these whole lines so it's nearly 1,5 weeks of use. I can say my dry to combination-dehydrated skin kinda like these products because they really shown what they promise such as hydration, moisture and nutrition. But if I use the entire products, I can't use other serum or face oil for layers because it will feel too heavy, especially if I seal with the Extreme Cream. However, I like this series because I never felt my skin keep hydrating during the day and no dullness looking. 

I really recommend these products to those who are looking for hydration and moisturizing products and need to improve the weakened skin barriers.

All these products can be purchased online at Style Korean website and they always come with some special offer.

So, that's all my reviews for Real Barrier Extreme Series. Hope you guys enjoy read it. In addition, I can say my experience with Real Barrier has just begun. So, the result may different after more weeks or months of use. Until next time ;).

xOxO
Cathy