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Sunday, April 18, 2021

[REVIEW] : MEDIMINE DERMA CONTROL SERUM

Hello my beautiful readers, it's gonna be my first blog post in 2021 after taking a break for quite long time. Hopefully all of you are doing fine now in the midst of the ongoing pandemic. Today, I'm going to share with you the new skincare brand from South Korea, MEDIMINE, which I've been trying this product for the past one month. Let's dig into details!

Medimine itself is a brand from Mine Clinic in Seoul, South Korea. The brand comes with tagline "Dermatological Solution" as it was developed through the research and well experienced dermatologist as well as stem-cell experts. Their products are derived from selected natural ingredients with no additives and harmful substances and they have ensured it's effective for all skin types, even for the sensitive skin. 

We know that if our skin barrier is in damage and we don't treat it well, all the skincare we use might not absorbs and work well into our skin. Therefore we need to find the products to repair our skin barrier first. Gratefully, Medimine has listened to our concerns and after the 3-years of long journey, they finally launched DERMA CONTROL line that consists of Toner, Serum and Enriched Cream. This line was created as the solution to maintain and repair damaged skin barriers. This time I've got a chance to try their Derma Control Serum.


MEDIMINE DERMA CONTROL SERUM





TEXTURE

At first glance, i thought it has gel kind of texture as there were bubbles can be seen through the bottle. But I was wrong. Once I pump out the product, it has clear, watery and light texture with no fragrance. 


PACKAGING
This whole line has minimalist design. As for the serum comes in clear plastic bottle pump in square shape with dark blue cap. It gives me an ease to see the remaining product in the bottle. While for the expiry date can be found on the bottom of the bottle or on the cardbox.

Sunday, December 27, 2020

[MAKEUP REVIEW]: LAVINE BEAUTE LA PARFAITE LIP EYE CHEEK TOKYO SERIES x PATRICIA STEPHANIE


Hello loves, it’s been so long I haven’t written to my blog. Today, I’m gonna share my review of Lavine Beaute La Parfaite Lip Eye Cheek x Patricia Stephanie in Tokyo Series, weherein I got this bundle from my first web hunt. I’m actually not so that into web hunt because I don’t like to sit and starring behind on my phone on the appointed time to get ready for the hunt. But this one is an exception. Let me tell you why.


After successed collaborate with some influencers few years ago, this time Lavine Beaute collaborate with Patricia Stephanie for La Parfaite Lip Cheek Eye. Patricia Stephanie herself is a fashion designer with her own brand under the name Sovi Atelier. For this collaboration, they have two series of bundles to be released at the same time which are "Tokyo series" and "New York series". But due to some reasons, the Tokyo series launched first then followed by New York series few months after. The Tokyo series itself comes in three different shades wherein the name of each liquid lipsticks are inspired by the cities in Tokyo, like Omotesando, Daikanyama and Ginza. If you like Japan and have ever been there, you will never get bored with these cities. The scenery and food are some of plenty reasons to come back to Japan. Anyway, back to the review, I already fell in love with each shades of this series when they swatched it for the first time. The shades really represent my everyday colors and it's all wearable to use for day and night occassion. So without long thought, I told myself I should get this bundle. 

PACKAGING
Before I’m going with details of the packaging, let’s talk first what us inside this bundle. This bundle comes in dove plastic pouch with Tokyo printed here and there which is cute. Inside of the pouch, you will get greeting card, dog luggage tag (the dog is owned by Patricia and his name is Mochi) and of course the the three shades of La Parfaite Lip Cheek Eye.  






TEXTURE & FORMULA


SWATCHES

Daikanyama

Omotesando
Ginza


xOxO
Cath💓
 

Thursday, October 15, 2020


[REVIEW]: BASE PERSONALIZE SKINCARE


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.

NINE TO TEN PURIFYING CLEANSER


PACKAGING
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

TEXTURE & IMPRESSIONS
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.


INGREDIENTS
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.



ULTRA DEW MOISTURE CREAM


PACKAGING
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 


TEXTURE & IMPRESSION
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.      

                   

                   


INGREDIENTS
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.



FINAL THOUGHT
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.

xOxO
Cath♥️














 

Sunday, September 6, 2020

[SKIN TREATMENT + REVIEW]: INSTANT SKIN REJUVENATION WITH CLICK HOUSE  


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.



APPOINTMENT

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.


THE NEW NORMAL PROTOCOLS

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

 

CONSULTATION

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.



TREATMENT PROCESS

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. 


FINAL CONCLUSION
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.

xOxO
Cath♥️