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    [REVIEW] Shara Shara Honey Bomb All-in-One Ampoule

    I want to let my readers in the know of a great ampoule (serum like product) that injects moisture into the most thirsty of skins and plumps up dull and tired skin. It is from a Korean brand Shara Shara and it is their Honey Bomb All-in-One Ampoule. There are plenty of websites you can get it from (Glow Recipe, Memebox, and others).
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    Discovery Product #1 Bioderma Hydrabio Masque

    Here’s another series of blogposts you’ll see throughout the months. It’s where I want to bring light to a special product that hasn’t been mentioned a lot (or at all) in the beauty community. The first one up is this Bioderma Hydrabio Masque. I know a lot of you know the Bioderma Crealine H20 but honestly, I haven’t seen anyone talk about this hydration mask!

    I know there has been some hype around the Origins Overnight Drink Up Mask but honestly, that did not suit me at all! I found I could not sleep properly at night because there was this melting liquid thing on my face and I was afraid it’d get on my pillow. Also, my skin didn’t “drink it up”. Instead, I broke out a little bit the next day.

    But in comparison, this mask is everything I was looking for! I have a few essential hydration skin products I will be talking about in some future post, but honestly, this has to be in that category of really effect hydrating skin products! What you do is put it on for 10 minutes and wipe off the excess with a cotton pad. The formulation feels like a really light lotion that feels water-based.

    My skin has been so stressed and dehydrated recently. My skin would be producing a lot of oil, but I had so many dry patches. Also, my makeup throughout the day would end up “cracking” and gosh, it just was not a pleasant sight! I also find that when my skin is dehydrated, whatever acne I am suffering from becomes more aggressive. So, enough was enough, I had to take it within my own hands.

    I’ve been trying this out for months now, using it time to time. Every time I use it, I think how amazing it is. In fact, days when I know my skin is just such a dehydrated thing, I pop a massive amount of this on my face and seriously, within a minute it is all gone. My skin loves this thing! And so, when they say “wipe off the excess” I find that I don’t have any excess left…

    They recommend that for the best use, use it consecutively for 10 days. I haven’t had the time to do it each night for 10 days, but I know it is just great for people with really dehydrated skin and who want something that won’t be too much that it’d break them out. This doesn’t even feel icky or sticky when applied and even after! After you wipe it off, you find that your skin feels almost wet and supple! I love it.

    And then of course, with this kind of hydration, you find that your makeup just glides the next day! When I use this at night, I sometimes finish it off with a lotion after I wipe the mask off. But, I think just by itself is enough too!

    I found more detail on their website regarding this product:
     A BIODERMA innovation, the patented Aquagenium® biological complex re-trains the skin to generate in depth the hydration essential to its natural balance and to lock it in on its surface.

     Hydrabio Mask provides deep-down, long-lasting moisture during periods of extreme dehydration. The skin thus regains its comfort, softness, suppleness and radiance.

     A galenic innovation, the Hydrabio Mask smooth and wrapping texture leaves a pleasant feeling of softness and protection.

     The Hydrabio Mask formula is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic.

    *Hydration of the upper layers of the epidermis.

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    Discovery Product #1 Bioderma Hydrabio Masque

    Here’s another series of blogposts you’ll see throughout the months. It’s where I want to bring light to a special product that hasn’t been mentioned a lot (or at all) in the beauty community. The first one up is this Bioderma Hydrabio Masque. I know a lot of you know the Bioderma Crealine H20 but honestly, I haven’t seen anyone talk about this hydration mask!

    I know there has been some hype around the Origins Overnight Drink Up Mask but honestly, that did not suit me at all! I found I could not sleep properly at night because there was this melting liquid thing on my face and I was afraid it’d get on my pillow. Also, my skin didn’t “drink it up”. Instead, I broke out a little bit the next day.

    But in comparison, this mask is everything I was looking for! I have a few essential hydration skin products I will be talking about in some future post, but honestly, this has to be in that category of really effect hydrating skin products! What you do is put it on for 10 minutes and wipe off the excess with a cotton pad. The formulation feels like a really light lotion that feels water-based.

    My skin has been so stressed and dehydrated recently. My skin would be producing a lot of oil, but I had so many dry patches. Also, my makeup throughout the day would end up “cracking” and gosh, it just was not a pleasant sight! I also find that when my skin is dehydrated, whatever acne I am suffering from becomes more aggressive. So, enough was enough, I had to take it within my own hands.

    I’ve been trying this out for months now, using it time to time. Every time I use it, I think how amazing it is. In fact, days when I know my skin is just such a dehydrated thing, I pop a massive amount of this on my face and seriously, within a minute it is all gone. My skin loves this thing! And so, when they say “wipe off the excess” I find that I don’t have any excess left…

    They recommend that for the best use, use it consecutively for 10 days. I haven’t had the time to do it each night for 10 days, but I know it is just great for people with really dehydrated skin and who want something that won’t be too much that it’d break them out. This doesn’t even feel icky or sticky when applied and even after! After you wipe it off, you find that your skin feels almost wet and supple! I love it.

    And then of course, with this kind of hydration, you find that your makeup just glides the next day! When I use this at night, I sometimes finish it off with a lotion after I wipe the mask off. But, I think just by itself is enough too!

    I found more detail on their website regarding this product:
     A BIODERMA innovation, the patented Aquagenium® biological complex re-trains the skin to generate in depth the hydration essential to its natural balance and to lock it in on its surface.

     Hydrabio Mask provides deep-down, long-lasting moisture during periods of extreme dehydration. The skin thus regains its comfort, softness, suppleness and radiance.

     A galenic innovation, the Hydrabio Mask smooth and wrapping texture leaves a pleasant feeling of softness and protection.

     The Hydrabio Mask formula is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic.

    *Hydration of the upper layers of the epidermis.

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    ATOMY: Again Serum

    For the troubled, sensitive, dehydrated skins! Read on: 
    Excuse the over-exposed flash. Not a single picture of this product came out well 🙁

    I always feel cautious when writing about skincare. The thing about skin, especially for those who have troubled skin, is that the skin continuously evolves and changes through season, age, and well… hormones. That means, a product that may have lifted your skin from the depths of despair, may probably be a futile product for you a year from now. Hence, to swear by a skincare product is a very cautious deal.

    Therefore, this product I am introducing in this post is something that has helped me immensely these past few weeks. However, depending on the climate of where you live and what “type” of skin you have at the present moment, this will make matters different for each and every one of you.

    So, what is this product that has been the most reached and loved skincare these past few weeks? It is ATOMY‘s “Again Serum” from their Calming System range. Atomy is a Korean brand that sells body and skincare products. They have recently launched their luxury skincare lines, and of them is their Calming System range. It is specially made for those with extra sensitive and troubled skin. Someone introduced me to these products at the peak of my “sensitive and troubled” skin period.

    The Calming System comes with a toner and a lotion, and of course, this serum. I have used all of the toner and lotion without a chance of reviewing them. What was left was this serum, and what I really want to talk about is, in fact just this serum. Their entire line has this citrus scent to it, and instinctively I thought it would be troubling on my skin (citrus acid). But on the contrary, for products with such a strong citrus scent, they were absolutely calming on my skin, even on days when I had done chemical/enzyme peeling on my face.

    Of late, my skin has become immensely dehydrated. On top of being oily, I also felt constantly dry. I was spraying facial mists all throughout the day, but nothing would help the feeling of a cracked dry skin! After trying a bunch of facial oils, I thought I needed something water-based and truly hydrating. The only thing I could think of was a serum, and the only serum I had at the time was this.

    The reason why I had this leftover and not the toner and lotion was because according to the directions these products come in, the serum was supposed to be used very little at first then gradually used more and more. I thought, by reading the directions, this was some super sensitive stuff. Hence, I had put it off. But in need of a serum, I tried using this and goodness! My skin was instantly hydrated. Instantly!

    It is truly water-based so it feels so light. It also has a citrus scent and is a bit orange too. You put it on after toner, then finish it off with a cream or lotion. The next day, my face had a glean of hydration and radiation! It worked extra well with my Mario Badescu night creams. It helped anything on top of this serum to actually sink DEEP into my skin. You know how oils or creams can sometimes feel like it is just sitting on top of your skin or just skin-deep? The outer layer may look hydrated, but it doesn’t feel like it’s soaked your entire empidermia? Well, this completely changed that!

    My breakouts diminished, and most of all, my face felt comfortable. I didn’t see my makeup crack or my skin looking tense or troubled. As you know, hydration has nothing to do with oiliness. But it did help unnecessary oil buildup, and just, I could not be more impressed!

    I am also finished with it. I have made my sister use it to get her aspect of things, but unfortunately, she hasn’t used it consistently so I have no reliable feedback from her. But as for me, this has been more than pleasing. Whether in the coming summer, this would be continuously work well, I’d have to see. But so far, it has been oh-so-pert!

    Though ATOMY is a Korean skincare brand, you can buy it here or read more about it here.

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    ATOMY: Again Serum

    For the troubled, sensitive, dehydrated skins! Read on: 
    Excuse the over-exposed flash. Not a single picture of this product came out well 🙁

    I always feel cautious when writing about skincare. The thing about skin, especially for those who have troubled skin, is that the skin continuously evolves and changes through season, age, and well… hormones. That means, a product that may have lifted your skin from the depths of despair, may probably be a futile product for you a year from now. Hence, to swear by a skincare product is a very cautious deal.

    Therefore, this product I am introducing in this post is something that has helped me immensely these past few weeks. However, depending on the climate of where you live and what “type” of skin you have at the present moment, this will make matters different for each and every one of you.

    So, what is this product that has been the most reached and loved skincare these past few weeks? It is ATOMY‘s “Again Serum” from their Calming System range. Atomy is a Korean brand that sells body and skincare products. They have recently launched their luxury skincare lines, and of them is their Calming System range. It is specially made for those with extra sensitive and troubled skin. Someone introduced me to these products at the peak of my “sensitive and troubled” skin period.

    The Calming System comes with a toner and a lotion, and of course, this serum. I have used all of the toner and lotion without a chance of reviewing them. What was left was this serum, and what I really want to talk about is, in fact just this serum. Their entire line has this citrus scent to it, and instinctively I thought it would be troubling on my skin (citrus acid). But on the contrary, for products with such a strong citrus scent, they were absolutely calming on my skin, even on days when I had done chemical/enzyme peeling on my face.

    Of late, my skin has become immensely dehydrated. On top of being oily, I also felt constantly dry. I was spraying facial mists all throughout the day, but nothing would help the feeling of a cracked dry skin! After trying a bunch of facial oils, I thought I needed something water-based and truly hydrating. The only thing I could think of was a serum, and the only serum I had at the time was this.

    The reason why I had this leftover and not the toner and lotion was because according to the directions these products come in, the serum was supposed to be used very little at first then gradually used more and more. I thought, by reading the directions, this was some super sensitive stuff. Hence, I had put it off. But in need of a serum, I tried using this and goodness! My skin was instantly hydrated. Instantly!

    It is truly water-based so it feels so light. It also has a citrus scent and is a bit orange too. You put it on after toner, then finish it off with a cream or lotion. The next day, my face had a glean of hydration and radiation! It worked extra well with my Mario Badescu night creams. It helped anything on top of this serum to actually sink DEEP into my skin. You know how oils or creams can sometimes feel like it is just sitting on top of your skin or just skin-deep? The outer layer may look hydrated, but it doesn’t feel like it’s soaked your entire empidermia? Well, this completely changed that!

    My breakouts diminished, and most of all, my face felt comfortable. I didn’t see my makeup crack or my skin looking tense or troubled. As you know, hydration has nothing to do with oiliness. But it did help unnecessary oil buildup, and just, I could not be more impressed!

    I am also finished with it. I have made my sister use it to get her aspect of things, but unfortunately, she hasn’t used it consistently so I have no reliable feedback from her. But as for me, this has been more than pleasing. Whether in the coming summer, this would be continuously work well, I’d have to see. But so far, it has been oh-so-pert!

    Though ATOMY is a Korean skincare brand, you can buy it here or read more about it here.

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