MAKE THE MOST OUT OF MASK

For the longest time, I thought I always had allover oily skin. NOT.

I wasn’t born to have perfect skin, eventually. I had severe acnes during teenager period and that problem still chasing me until now. Adult acne sucks! So, of course I have oily skin, but not like allover. As I grew older, seems like the oil production slow down and some dry spots below the cheeks near my jaw, appeared. 

Before I found out about MULTIMASKING technique, I use to apply facial mask on my oily part only. The rest are left behind blank. For those who are not familiar with multimasking, it’s actually a clever technique to apply different mask at the same time on different part of face. So, mask for oily skin goes to the oily part, and mask for dry skin goes to the dry part. Yes, this is a current huge trend in beauty world, and THE BODY SHOP are jumping on it.

Welcoming a range of facial mask, THE BODY SHOP SUPERFOOD MASKS. 

Five different facial masks, packed with natural ingredients and 100% vegetarian. They’re also paraben-free, silicone-free, mineral oil-free and paraffins-free.

  1. Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask is 100% vegan, and great for detox.
  2. British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask is also 100% vegan and great for adding hydration.
  3. Amazonian Acai Energising Radiance Mask is also 100% vegan and great for energising. 
  4. Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask is great for nourishing.
  5. Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask is great to brighten. 

Each mask comes with different purpose and textures (cream & gel). But they all have one thing in common, they smell amazingly natural. As big fan of roses scent, I love British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask scent. One of them even looks great enough to eat. But don’t!

Made out of Ethiopian Honey, the gel texture really resembles honey shades and scents. When applied on my dry part of face, it sort of melting on the skin, and left mine feeling calm and relax. So yeah, instead of leaving my dry part blank, now I’m multimasking with two types of masks. 

This range of mask will be available throughout The Body Shop Indonesia’s stores next month, October 2016. Make sure you pick the right masks for your skin need. 

PHOTOS: SHINTA ROSVITA

MUST TRY SERUM

One of the best selling products from Korean brand, SULWHASOO now at its’ fourth generation.

Introducing: FIRST CARE ACTIVATING SERUM EX.

This is the fourth generation, as the first one was introduced way back in 1997. The 1997 serum became a huge hit because it changed the skincare routine, with the concept of a ‘boosting essence’ as the first stage of the skincare routine. And this year, SULWHASOO introduced the latest FIRST CARE ACTIVATING SERUM EX, based on a mixture of five precious Asian medicinal herbs (named JAUM Balancing Complex) using PREXtract Process to bring skin back into balance, resulting in a whole new dimension of skin radiance. 

As skin easily get dry due to aging and might effect on the natural radiance of healthy skin, this is the first boosting essence to apply right after cleansing. Yes, you read it right. After facial wash in the morning & evening, apply this serum first, then followed by toner. Koreans do have an unique way of applying their toner, they don’t use cotton pads. Instead, they pour it on the palm and straightly pat on the skin. 

Why serum first then toner? Well…the serum was designed to boost and sort of waking up our skin after cleansing, so after facial wash is supposed to be the right time for the serum to work its’ magic as our skin are clean & ready to absorb any nutrients available. 

Check out the texture. Clear brown color with a very light texture. The scent is milder than the previous First Care Activating Serum, less ginseng-y (if I may say). Of course it absorb so easily onto the skin without leaving any stickiness. It hydrates really well, leaving skin feel smooth and if applied correctly (remember, this first then everything else) will provide a good base for any skincare products that follow. Give this a try, especially if you have dry and dull skin that need to be fixed, asap. 

WELCOME SPOTLESS FREE SKIN

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Apparently we’re Asians love to have more fairer skin. That’s why a lot of international cosmetics company created ranges of brightening, lightening, whitening skincare products, you name it. And obviously, who’s not afraid of dull skin? I am. But I don’t want to have whiter skin, I just want skin that look bright like it glows from within and free of those ugly dark spots. 

ESTEE LAUDER launched a new line called CRESCENT WHITE to replace their previous brightening range, Cyber White. As a mother brand to Estee Lauder Company, Ibu Mamiek as General Manager for Estee Lauder Company Indonesia said, “Of course as a mother brand, Estee Lauder will have the latest technology first applied to their products before any brands in our group.” Based on the same technology as Advanced Night Repair (one of their best selling product), this range aims to repair & resist environmental aggressors which can cause uneven pigmentation and dullness. 

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Recommended to use in one series for an optimal result, the entire line contains active ingredients for both daytime protection and night time correction. Yup this range will help to activate our skin’s ability to sort of self-brighten and repair. 

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There are 6 products in the line: 

1. Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Cleanser

2. Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Moisture Treatment Lotion

3. Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Spot Correcting Essence

4. Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Moisture Creme

5. Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening UV Protector SPF50/PA++++

6. Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening BB Creme SPF50/PA++++ & Brightening Balm

Thanks to Estee Lauder Indonesia, they gave me one of Crescent White core product to try, Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Moisture Crème. 

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Not only providing moisture balance, this face cream provides brightening benefits as well. It look thick inside the jar, but once applied, it feels light, I barely feel a thing. The scent reminds me of Iced Lychee Tea. Hmm… a refreshing scent for such a serious skincare product. Me likey! The great part about this cream, it’s suitable for both day and night use. 

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PHOTOS: SHINTA ROSVITA