Top 5 Must-have products: Skincare

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Being modern ladies whom lead a hectic lifestyle, we only have that much time to get ready in the morning before we head to work or school. And because of that, most ladies tend to skip certain skincare or makeup steps.

My daily routine is really simple. My daily must-haves includes 5 items, namely Shiseido Perfect Whip foam, Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid lotion, Heme 24hr Hydrating Face moisturizer, Biore UV Moist Face milk and Tony Moly Crystal BB cream in Natural.

Step 1:

Shiseido Perfect Whip foam

I start my daily facial routine by cleansing my face with the Shiseido Perfect Whip foam that I lathered using my face wash net. When I first tried this cleanser out in the hotel which I was staying at Hong Kong, I kinda felt cheated because apparently, it doesn't foam well. It was only when I returned to Singapore that I realised that I need to use a face wash net to make it foam!

I like how creamy and foamy this cleanser is. You don't really need to use a lot of product each time to create enough foam for your entire face. Usually a size smaller than a 5-cent coin would create more than enough foam for my entire face. What I love about this cleanser is that it doesn't make your skin feel tightened after using it. In fact, I feel that it kinda moisturizes my face unlike other cleansers which strips my face of its natural oil. The scent is rather light and fresh which I like.

Repurchase: Yes

Step 2:

Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid lotion

After cleansing my face with Shiseido Perfect Whip foam, I would tone my face with Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid lotion by patting about 2-3 drops onto my face until it is fully absorbed. Click here for the video on how to pat the lotion onto your skin.

I really like Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid lotion and am currently using the second bottle that I bought. One bottle lasted me for quite long, say about 7 months. You could also use Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid as a facial mask by pouring it onto facial cotton pads and place it on your face. Its good for moisturizing and making your skin soft and supple!

Step 3:

Heme 24hr Hydrating Face moisturizer

As mentioned in one of my previous post, my favourite moisturizer is Sebamed Clear Face Care Gel. It is probably one of the only moisturizers that I can use during the day as it is light enough. I was quite hesistant to try out Heme 24hr Hydrating Face moisturizer initially because I thought that it would be akin to Aquamoist C Whitening Cream which is impossible to wear in the day because it feels sticky and thick at the same time.

Hence, I only tried out Heme 24hr Hydrating Face moisturizer only after their other two products, 24hr Hydrating Instant Recovery Serum and 24hr Hydrating Detox-White Night Jelly impressed me. And boy, I was so surprised that it did not feel sticky at all. In fact, it is rather lightweight and it is easily absorbed into my skin! In fact, the texture felt more like a lotion rather than gel which kind of reminds me of the highly-raved, H2O+ Face Oasis™ Ultra Hydrator Oil Free Moisturizer that was recommended in the famous Taiwan variety show, Nu Ren Wo Zui Da. It also comes with a spatula for hygiene purposes. Personally, I find it rather convenient.

Ever since then, I have been using Heme 24hr Hydrating Face moisturizer after toning my face prior to sunscreen application.

Repurchase: Yes

Step 4:

Biore UV Moist Face milk

If you remember, I mentioned that one of the ways to fight aging to to apply sunblock everyday in one of my previous post.

For me, I apply sunblock without fail everyday. I think its necessary to protect my face from the harmful rays of the sun. I really like this sunscreen because it provides a powdery finish. I find that it keeps my face matt and I don't have to blot my face that much when I apply this. The best part is that it doesn't sting unlike the Neutrogena Fine Fariness Brightening UV Lotion that does when I apply it on the area near my eye.

Repurchase: Yes

Step 5: (optional)

Tony Moly Crystal BB cream in Natural

You will be surprised, but I have been wearing lesser makeup these days. Reason being - I am more into skincare these days. If you were to compare our face to a painting, proper skincare is essential as having a good piece of drawing canvas. Without a good piece of drawing canvas, no expensive paint would create a good piece of drawing.

On those days when I need a more coverage, I would apply Tony Moly Crystal BB cream as it has the most natural color among all my BB creams. If not I will stop at sunblock.

That's all for my post on my daily top 5 must-have products. Notice that I only focused on skincare? Well, that is because I intend to let you girlies tell me what would you love to read/see next on my Top 5 Must-have column. Just comment in my tagboard or my Formspring if you have any ideas alright?

Hope you like this post!


Disclaimer: All products were purchased by me, except for Heme 24hr Hydrating Face moisturizer and Tony Moly Crystal BB cream which were sent to me for review purposes.

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