This is not my first purchase, I repurchase because it’s a very simple toner with super minimal ingredients. It’s not viscous, doesn’t have fragrance in it and I use this for CSM. Though it’ll be great if they change the sprayer, because it doesn’t spray evenly. Price IDR 156K for 200ml
Some people can’t tolerate Hyaluronic Acid, maybe because I believe it works better on hot and humid climate. Fortunately, HA is safe on my oily and fungal-acne prone skin. I wish that I found these two sooner, as both works well together for optimal skin hydration. Price IDR 282K for 40ml (ampoule) IDR 225K for 150ml (toner)
Not sure what I did, I didn’t over exfoliate, I didn’t try new products, I didn’t change my skincare routine. It certainly not caused by weather change, since I didn’t go on my winter holiday (thanks Covid).
Maybe, it was just one of those hyper-sensitive days? My skin was extra dry, dehydrated, sting, burn, red, basically all the bad things that can happen to one’s skin. It even went to my neck, and it was hard even to open my lips.
So how do I make my skin back in tact, in just 4 days? Here are my new healing routine (and I’m going to stick by it for awhile until it fully recovered)
HEALING AM ROUTINE
Cleanse with cool water and gentle facial cleanser
CSM with DIY’s Oat Water (soak cotton pads with it and leave them on for 10 mins max)
Apply moisturizer with soothing purpose (aloe, propolis and allantoin are my go-to)
HEALING PM ROUTINE
Cleanse with cool water and gentle facial cleanser (again with VANICREAM GENTLE FACIAL CLEANSER)
Spread Hyaluronic Acid Serum evenly
Spray with Thermal Water, and while still damp, go to next step
It’s not slugging method, apply petrolatum jelly as thin as you can on damp skin (and only on problematic areas).
Do not exfoliate at this damaging period. Also, watch out for hidden ingredients in your current skincare routine that might have exfoliating properties.
Don’t use any face oils, occlusive like petrolatum is better to prevent TransEpidermal Water Loss.
Never apply petrolatum jelly on active and fungal acne.
Using petrolatum jelly on face is not pleasurable. Use it at night in a full AC room is preferable.
Avoid any alcohol and actives.
Avoid trying new skincare products at this time.
Avoid sunscreen until fully healed, please stay indoor when you can.
Stay at home until your skin healed, because wearing mask and makeup will aggravate the damaging condition.
During this pandemic, I have to admit that I rarely wear makeup, might as well any lipsticks. But lately, the condition in Jakarta, Indonesia was getting a lot better, so I attended some offline meetings and meet-ups already (which required one, obviously).
And I feel you, as it’s already hard enough to keep our makeup not melting, it is not easy to find lip color that won’t transfer on the mask. If there’s any, some of them are super matte, made my lips dry and lip lines more noticeable. I believe, the appearance of lips lines will make us look older.
Enter Lip Gel by Lizzie Parra or as we locals said BLP Lip Gel. I believe this was my first time ever trying one, and I’m glad I did. I believe this specific gel texture was introduced by the Koreans, as we see those high shine effect on idols’ lips all the time. Personally, I think it looks like applying nail gel on lips. But, these are quite different. It claims to be a gloss-meets-stain tint that feels extra comfortable on the lips.
I might say, it does feel comfortable, not sticky at all. It contains Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E, that won’t leave our lips dry, with a smoothing effect to lessen the appearance of lips lines. For those who love high shine effect on their lips a la Korean’s Idols, you’d definitely enjoy these. Personally, I love to blot with a piece of tissue, so it only left a natural stain to minimize transfer on the mask.
Do not worry that they will be hard to wash off. Some of us might swatch it on the back of our hand, and found it hard to erase, because of the stains. But our skin on the hand is different from our lips. It is easy to take them off, as long as you are using a specific eye and lip makeup remover (I recommend using the bi-phased ones).
Priced at IDR 109K each, they are also vegan, paraben and cruelty-free. They can also be use as eyeshadow or blush if you wish.
Like a dark cherry. It looks darker in person than in this picture, though.
I think this shade suits me the most. I love that it helps to brighten the whole complexion.
It reminds me of poppy flowers. Super if you love red lips.
When pumpkins meet oranges. Great if you dig coral’s shade.