Saturday, May 15, 2021


Hello People! Last month was my birthday and I was utterly excited when knowing I was selected to be one of the reviewers from STYLE KOREAN's Try Me Review Me event. In this time they collaborate with THE PLANT BASE, one of skincare brand that has been on my wishlist for some quite time. 

This South Korean brand started their business in producing natural soaps. The company then expanded their business into skincare and already exported to over 10 countries. The Plant Base is only using natural plants and certified organic ingredients in formulated their products. While some use refined water, The Plant Base uses plant extracted water which boost up self-regenerate power of all skin type. Their products are also formulated with only natural plants & certified organic ingredients

A mild cleanser with claims specially formulated for sensitive and troubled skin type. 

It has white, creamy and thick texture with a nice scent like tea tree. So pleasing! It lathers up into soft foam with lots of bubbles. 

Comes in a squeeze tube and weighted for 120ml.

●Contains of Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract (44%) as the key ingredient for antioxidant as well as soothing effect.
●Completed with various active ingredients of AHA/BHA with its powerful for deep cleansing and remove dead skin cells. 

Besides, TPB also has some of patented ingredients such as :
● Inflax : acts as the antioxidant and provides skin revitalizing
Phyto-Oligo : the Althaea Rosea Root and Aloe Vera extract help in moisturize and soothe the skin. 

●I initially used it twice a day but after a couple of days I feel it dries my skin. I was thinking it might be because of its active ingredients. I then minimized the usage only on PM and some other days on AM. It's not a daily cleanser kind of type for my dry skin.
●However, it's a nice and gentle cleanser to be used. It does perfectly cleanse the impurities of makeup and dust. Skin feels squeaky clean and refreshed. 

A clear toner with its benefits for skin purifying, balances skin's pH level, treats some trouble skin and controls the excessive oil.

Clear, watery toner with a mild mix citrus-y and mint scent. It sinks quickly into skin, leaving it refreshed.  

It's housed in 180ml mint green plastic bottle, where you can see clearly the amount of the product.

●Among the other AC Clear products, this toner holds the high percentage of Centella Asiatica extract (90%), protects skin barrier and reliefs skin.
●Some other soothing agents are Panthenol and Allantoin, these are also my helper when my skin gets irritated. 
●The other noticeable ingredients are Ulmus Davidiana Root as an anti-inflammatory and some essential oils (rosemary, basil, tea tree, peppermint)

● I really enjoy using this toner. I can feel the soothing sensation upon application, it feels so relaxing. Leave my skin refreshed and prepare for the following steps.
●I also like to use it with the Chizu Saeki Method (CSM) by placing the cotton pads on my problematic areas. It helps in healing the acne I had. 
● The lightweight formula makes it comfortable to use it in many layers. But this toner doesn't hydrate my skin enough, I have to use 4 or even more layers to get the hydration level I want. But it's ok, as I can adjust with my serum or moisturizer. 

It's an ointment cream with functions as a blemish treatment, repairing and reinforcing skin barrier as well as firms the skin. 

It has a thick, buttery consistency that glides smoothly on skin. Has a slight natural tea tree scent. 

Encased in squeeze tube for 60ml of size. 

Formulated with 55% Cica Extract gives an excellent work for antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect, soothe and protect skin.
Green tea powder, loaded with Vitamin A & C, works as antioxidants and to keep skin healthy.
Neoendorphin, a patented ingredient for wound healing and skin regeneration. Essential oils and tons of fruit extracts are also included in this cream for moisturizing and control sebum properties.

This cream does the jobs as it claims. It helps me in healing my acne which appeared around my cheeks. I can see in the next morning, the acne is slowing down diminishes.
I apply this cream in two different ways, either only on my problematic area or all over the face.
● It takes some time to sink on my skin, eventhough i apply a thin layer and it leaves a shiny dewy finish. Skin also feels soft and plump.
● In my case, this cream doesn't work well with makeup. Thus, I prefer to use it on PM only. 

A face cream with its claim to deliver skin moisturized for 24hours with the soothing and calming effect to treat the irritated skin. It's also formulated o protect skin's barrier and help with sebum control.

Lightweight gel cream in translucent with a smell of tea tree and peppermint, very relaxing. 

This tube packaging is a new house for this cream, because the old one was packed in a jar. It's a plus point as it will keep the product hygiene and free contaminated from germs. It has 100ml of size, such a generous amount for a moisturizer. 

Enriched with 76% of Cica Extract known in providing skin healing and anti-inflammatoty.
This cream also has Niacinamide to help in improving the appearance of uneven skin tone and brightens the skin.
●The other notable ingredients are Adenosine as an anti wrinkle; the Natural Protector patent ingredients for moisturizing and sebum controlling and lots of Essential oils.

My skin loves this gel cream that much. The light texture, make it spreads easily into face, absorbs fast and leaves my skin plump and soft.
The immediate cooling sensation upon applying is what I like the most from this cream. 
Unlike the Cica Magic Cream, it dries matte on me when fully absorbed and works well under makeup. 

An anti-aging ampoule that is rich in nutrients to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve skin elasticity.

Brownish, viscous and its consistency reminds me of honey. It has no detectable scent.

Housed in a twisted dropper plastic bottle with gradation of rose gold and silver, which makes this packaging looks luxurious. It's sized for 20ml. 

●Enriched with 76% of Hericium Erinaceum (Mushroom) Extract as the main ingredient, with its benefit to rejuvenate skin and provide skin protection from external factors.
●The other formulas as the anti-aging properties are Tremella Fuciformis Extract, Schizophyllan and the patented ingredients Syn-Coll as well as Adenosine.
●It's also completed with Hyaluronic Acid, known for its powerful in delivering hydration.

●I've enjoyed using this ampoule day and night. 
●It's quickly absorbed into my skin and there's a bit of a tacky feeling. Yet, it's still convenient to be mixed with other skincare and can be used as a booster.
●It has a moderate hydration level for me.
●As for anti-aging claims, I haven't yet seen any significant improvement. Really need more time for this one. Definitely will give you guys an update.

An all-in-one anti aging eye cream that can be used to treat eyes area, entire face and neck lines. Gives a radiant looking and rejuvenating look.

It has gel watery texture, lightweight, sinks fast onto skin.

The packaging is simple yet pretty. Comes in rose gold slim tube. It's weighted for 30ml.

●Contains of 36% Rose flower extract for skin soothing & regenerating.
●10% Honey extract to provide deep moisturizing and prevent skin aging.
●Adenosine as the anti-wrinkle and Niacinamide for brightening effect.

●I love tis eye cream! It makes my eyes area hydrates and looking so bright.
●It blends well with my concealer.

And that's all my reviews for The Plant Base products. Should you wanted to try those products, head up to Style Korean Website. Thank you and see you on my next post. Stay safe!


Wednesday, May 5, 2021


Hello People, it's May already and welcome back to my new post with a skincare brand from Japan "ASTALIFT". If you heard about FUJIFILM, I believe what comes first from your mind is about their photography. But, since 2007 they have evolved their business line into cosmetics wherein they connect between photographic film and skincare. This time in collaboration with Clozette Indonesia, I got a chance to try one of their best selling products, ASTALIFT JELLY AQUARYSTA with their renewal formulation. Interesting enough to get to know more? Let's start!

A bit story for the birth of ASTALIFT, they have dedicated for researching and developing it for around 80 years. In creating this brand, they're using four different technologies; nanoparticle formulation, various collagen, anti-oxidation and optical analysis technology, and when it all combines, it delivers beauty to all of us.

Let's now talk about the product. As the signature product of Astalift and has been raved by many beauty enthusiast, no wonder, this Jelly Aquarysta has won in some beauty awards. This is not an ordinary jelly. It has multifunction benefit as an anti-ageing skincare, Pre-serum or skin booster that helps in optimizing the next skincare step and as make up primer. 

So what is the differentation with the previous one? This new version has higher 10% of Ceramides ingredients and stronger antioxidants using Asenyaku extract. Ceramides is known with its benefit to protect and strenghten our skin barrier. While the antioxidant acts to protect our skin from the exposure of sun rays. 

And as mentioned earlier, Fujifilm is using Nano technology to create the Nanoparticles for the ingredients. Those ingredients are Human-type Nano-Ceramide, Nano-Astaxanthin and Nano-Lycopene. With this Nano size, it deeply penetrates on the layer of the skin, so the product work as it's said and given the result faster. 
It holds well the skin moisturization.

The other powerful ingredients on this product are Collagen and Damask Rose. As an anti aging propreties, Collagen acts in reducing fine lines, wrinkles and other signs. 

This product suits for all skin types and all ages. It also can be used to those who are on fasting. As it will keep your skin hydrated and able to minimize the acnes that might appear during fasting month.

It has gooey orange jelly texture with a rose smell. Very feminine. Feels light and easily spread on face. The absorption is pretty fast and doesn't leave any stickiness or whatsoever on my skin. It's convenient to use both AM/PM.

Another interesting thing for this texture is, no matter how brutal you scoop the product out, this jelly will come back to the smooth form, just like the first time you opened the product. 

How to use it? I use it on the step after toner, by simply scoop the product at this small pea size and place on my palm. Rub it on my palm and apply with upper motion to the face. Gently pat pat afterwards and wait until it well absorbs. I'm then ready for my next skincare step.

The Astalift Jelly Aquarsyta has a well designed and luxury packaging. It's housed in red sturdy and thick acrylic, equipped with a spatula to make it hygiene when you scoop out the jelly. I also like how this one comes with a clear holder to place the product and yes, it's seen beautifully on my stash.

The information about the products are printed inside and outside the cardbox, but all written in Japanese.  

This product comes in two sizes, mine is in 40gr with retailed price IDR 1,473,000. Don't worry if you run out the product as they provide the refill with affordable price.

I really enjoy applying this kind of jelly product to my skin. Whenever I use this product, I can jump into simple skincare step (or knowing as skipcare), because it well hydrates my skin during the day. Really. Besides, my skin feels so smooth and plump, eventhough I just use it for around two weeks. I know it sounds crazy, but this is the result that can be seen fast. Ever since it's loaded with antioxidant and has multifunction as makeup primer, I use this in my morning routine. Makeup stays nicely, no crack, no worries. 

You can also try and find this product on offline store at SOGO Central Part and Lotte Shopping Avenue or you can also shop the product online at their official store at Tokopedia and Shopee Mall.

Here comes to an end, hope you guys enjoy reading my thought about Astalift Jelly Aquarysta and see you on the nex post !