IT’S NO MIRACLE: But it’s multi-function, not just a cleanser, it’s also a scrub and a mask. PACKAGING: dark green (see through) hygienic pump bottle. TEXTURE: Like liquid gel with tiny pieces of green tea leaves and smells like mint.
WHEN TO USE? Personally, I use this once a week, only as a mask because it contains BHA. BUBBLE EFFECT: Bubble up pretty fast in about 3 minutes (for full face bubble effect). HOW TO USE? On clean dried skin, wait till it bubbled-up till 5 minutes, wet your hands and start scrubbing before rinsing thoroughly with lukewarm water.
RESULT: Love how it made my skin feels very clean and cool. Pore feels tighter. However, it didn’t eliminate blackheads instantly, so don’t hope too much. FUNGAL ACNE SAFE? It is safe for fungal acne. PRICE: IDR 160K for 120gr
PEEL WITH OXYGEN: This is a peeling mask, formulated with Marine Oxygen Plasma, which helps oxygen penetrate further into the skin. PACKAGING: White Opaque hygienic pump bottle. TEXTURE: Light blue gel and smells like the ocean.
WHEN TO USE: Once to twice a week as a mask. BUBBLE EFFECT: Bubble up faster than SOMEBYMI, so therefore need to apply as fast as you can. It produced light and fluffy bubble, like mousse.
HOW TO USE? On clean dried skin, wait till it bubbled-up till 3 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water. RESULT: Delivers brighter skin tone in just one time use. Skin also looks clearer. FUNGAL ACNE SAFE? Unfortunately not. PRICE: IDR 550K for 100ml.
New decade, New Brands are entering Indonesia’s market. This included, THANK YOU FARMER from Korea is now available at C&F Stores offline and online, here.
When I read about the story behind the brand, I’m amazed by how “Thank You Farmer” did not promise instant effects like most brands that I’ve tried. Instead, their products are painstakingly formulated to provide cumulative benefits. Their goal is simply to achieve balance for healthy skin slowly and naturally without burdening the skin.
So for those who are fed up with too many claims and promises from beauty brands, you might consider to try this brand. Especially if your skin needs extra hydration during this rainy season, this might help a lot.
TRUE WATER DEEP TONER If you are not sure what your skin type is, but your skin is thirsty and need a glass of water, this might be a toner for you. With ingredients like sodium hyaluronate, aloe vera and niacinamide, this toner is like a quenching drink for thirsty skin. But beware for those who have fungal-acne prone skin, as it has two ingredients (Portulaca Oleracea Extract and PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil) that are known for Fungal-Acne triggers. It’s not your typical liquid toner that you can use with cotton pads, though. Just apply with your hands because the texture is quite viscous.
TRUE WATER DEEP SERUM Deeply moisturizing serum that simply hydrates with added cell-supporting ceramides and liquorice extract to brighten. Also suitable for all skin types, but I do recommend this if you have dry skin. Beware for those who have fungal-acne prone skin, as it also have Portulaca Oleracea Extract and PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor oil.
TRUE WATER DEEP EMULSION Great for those who have problem with moisture barrier. With brightening bamboo and fig extracts, this should go on the emulsion step, after the serum before cream. Expect added bonus: radiance boost! Use with caution if you have acne-prone and fungal acne-prone skin, as it contains Shea Butter and Centella Asiatica extract. Since this is an emulsion with a lighter texture than cream, I recommend this for oily skin type.
TRUE WATER DEEP CREAM With ingredients like aloe vera, sodium hyaluronate and liquorice extract, this cream really moisturize, soften and plumping. Perfect cream if your skin is dry, as the texture is quite rich and creamy. This shall be applied at the very last step on your skincare routine, before putting on sunscreen. Oh one more thing, it contains dimethicone (silicone) and not safe for fungal acne.
SUN PROJECT LIGHT SUN ESSENCE SPF50+ PA+++ I just love K-Beauty sunscreen, most of them are lightweight, don’t feel sticky or leave a white cast. Including this one. With a subtle scent, the formula offers in-between matte and dewy finish. With ingredients like aloe leaf extract, lotus flower water and soybean lipids, this sunscreen is definitely not oily. Unfortunately, it’s not safe for fungal-acne, but is free from mineral oil and paraben.
HAPPY 2020, y’all. The very first post on a new year.
I’m so looking forward to try and review more local brands this year. Watch out for this space!
Just launched last year, SOMETHINC already has their Halal Certification. And thanks to Irene from IG @beautyhaulindo for sending me their skincare products to try and review.
I guess The Ordinary really set the bar for many skincare brands to develop high quality and honest ingredients with super affordable prices. These remind me a lot of The Ordinary, right from the glass pipette bottles to the ingredients. Affordably priced at IDR115k a pop, they are all fungal-acne safe. Just remember, even though the ingredients sound so legit, you won’t see any instant result after using these. Everything takes time, dear.
AHA BHA PHA PEELING SOLUTION Claim: Help to clean clogged pores, remove dead skin cells & maintain skin moisture level. OK, judging from the look and feel, it really reminds me of The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution. The difference? The percentage of the acids. This only has 3% of AHA, 1% BHA and 2% of PHA. The rest is a great combination of Niacinamide, Sodium Hyaluronate and Panthenol. I do recommend this for those who have sensitive skin like me, but want to experience the chemical peeling sensation at home. How to use? Make sure your skin is clean and completely dry. Apply evenly and avoid eyes area. Then wait for 10 minutes max and rinse with warm water, continue with your regular skincare routine. Just treat this like your weekly facial mask. My suggestion: Try once a week first. Then if your skin can tolerate it, apply twice a week.
NIACINAMIDE + MOISTURE BEET SERUM Claim: boosts barrier function by increasing ceramide production and fight free radicals & moisturize the skin. Same percentage of Niacinamide like The Ordinary (10%), but this contains Beet Extract from Swiss. Texture wise, its’ texture is thicker than The Ordinary but didn’t clump under makeup (which is a good thing). If you want to lessen the thick feel, use it after a mist toner while your skin is half dry. If you are not used with high percentage of Niacinamide, try using this once a day instead of thrice a day like suggested.
HYALURONIC B5 Claim: Promotes a maximum moisture, helps soften and brighten dull skin and make skin looks more supple and healthy. This is very similar to The Ordinary, except this contains Butylene Glycol (might trigger comedo). Texture is thinner than The Ordinary, with no scent. It’s just like water, a good one. This is my go-to serum after applying Retinol. It seems to calm down my skin after harsh actives. And for sure, you can layer this with their Niacinamide + Moisture Beet, or apply this after rinsing that AHA BHA PHA Peeling Solution.