Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Wardah Sun Care Suncreen Gel SPF30

Wardah Sun Care Suncreen Gel SPF30  | LENNE ZULKIFLLY

Hello gorgeousness! I am back with another skincare review. I will be pro and con-ing all about the Wardah Sun Care Sunscreen Gel. If you haven't heard before, it's an Indonesian skincare and makeup brand that focuses on halal (no alcohol whatsoever) ingredients in their products. Now, I have tried a few bits and bobs out of their brand like their vitamin C serum (the bomb dot com!) and a few of their lip products. And honestly, the lip products weren't the best in my opinion.

Anyway, I am nowhere near finishing my Biore sunscreen (not the yellow bottle one, it sucks) but I was so desperate to try a new sunscreen that has no alcohol in it just because. Then, I went out to the nearest Watsons and wandering through aisle by aisle, reading ingredients of lots of sunscreen and almost throw up, I found out that Wardah has a sunscreen with no alcohol content (and cheap too!) I was sold!

Wardah Sun Care Suncreen Gel SPF30  | LENNE ZULKIFLLY
Ingredients

So this sunscreen has an SPF of 30 with 40 ml of product. It retails around RM 11 to RM 16 and you can get this at Watsons only. I find that the price is fair for the amount I am getting. I have used this every day for over a month now and I am nowhere near done with my first tube. That's good.

Packaging-wise, I love it! It's a really simple squeezable tube. It's travel-friendly packaging in my opinion - not heavy, simple and just nice kinda packaging. I am not getting any trouble with this packaging. No product leaking whatsoever. I am just living for it. I wish all sunscreens in the world are made like this. It dispenses product so easily! No fuss, no muss.

As far as the product itself goes, I am digging it. Although the packaging clearly says "gel" sunscreen but it is not. It's very white, just like every other sunscreens in the market but the texture and consistency is something else. It has a gel-like consistency and very lightweight. It's not too thick but not runny either. Just nice for my liking. It leaves a slight whitecast upon applying it to the face but it disappears in no time! So this sunscreen didn't do any of the tone-up effect on me which I hugely, hugely thankful for. I also can see it's a little bit greasy-looking after application but it doesn't bother me that much. I look super glowing and I love it! Oh and, it didn't break me out (looking at you, Biore yellow bottle sunscreen, I hate you).

Wardah Sun Care Suncreen Gel SPF30  | LENNE ZULKIFLLY
Not blended | Slightly blended

What I like about it:
Alcohol-free
Gel-like consistency
Lightweight
Absorbs right away
No whitecast if I blend evenly
Travel-friendly packaging
Value for money
Doesn't break me out

What I don't like about it:
The scent

Will I repurchase?
Yes. A thousand times yes!

Wardah Sun Care Suncreen Gel SPF30  | LENNE ZULKIFLLY
Not blended | Blended after a minute

Overall, I really love this sunscreen. I highly recommend if you are looking for an alcohol-free sunscreen. As far as what skin type would really enjoy this product, I am not quite sure. All of the ingredients are amazing for dry skin but my skin is totally the opposite of dry and I enjoy it still. I recommend to do a patch test. Other than that, this sunscreen works amazing and affordable. 9/10!! I hope you find this review helpful and till then xx

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Friday, March 08, 2019

How I Feel About The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

How I Feel About The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

Hello gorgeousness. As you can see from the title, I will be reviewing The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% today. It's going to be a long post, I can feel it but hopefully it's enjoyable any other way. But first things first, it's only fitting if I throw a quick disclaimer before I start telling you how I actually feel about the serum.

All opinions are completely my own experience as a consumer. If you like the product, good for you. If you don't, okay we're cool. Please take everything I said in this post with a pinch of salt. Another thing is my skin type. I have an oily skin and slightly acne-prone. PIH (post inflammatory hyperpigmentation) is my #1 skin concern. I guess that's all I can think of right now.

So, what made me buy the Niacinamide serum?

I bought it on November 2018 and it was around that time where I experienced a complete breakout. I was trying out so many new skincare products few months back. Long story short, one day, while I was scrolling through my Twitter timeline, I feel like The Ordinary Niacinamide was having its very moment where everyone kept talking about it, how good or bad it is. It was a lot to take in but I did my own research like I always do. I read and read and read (only legit informations, though) and placed my order. Just like that.

It claims to help with breakouts, sebum, pores and blemishes. Of course I was sold because I was in desperate need to fix my skin. Also, my skin loves any product that has Niacinamide in it. So, I thought it was a great move to pull out the 'big gun'. And by 'big gun' I mean trying out a pure 10% Niacinamide serum because "Yeah, it will work! What could possibly happen?"

Well, sadly, it didn't work. *crying inside*

I gave it a full shot. I tried it properly, I didn't neglect my sunscreen and my basics are pretty okay. I didn't use it on my skin and expect an overnight result. I was really patient with it because I want it to work. I know this kind of product could be tricky, that's why I was being patient through and through. But still, it didn't work.

I didn't remember exactly my first application but it was within the first week of December 2018 and I remember I did a patch test and I apply this method where I only use once of the serum during the first week and I will see how it 'meshes' with my skin. After that, I will apply twice for the second week and thrice for the third week and so forth. This is the method I use to 'introduce' an intense or tricky skincare like this to my skin.

How I Feel About The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

First week application

I was so scared. I don't know what was the thing that I scared about. Probably the serum won't work on me? But I spew out that thought because that's bad luck. So, first week application - I was already getting a new kinda pimple on my skin. I can feel it. It's hiding under my skin. However, I am well aware about all the 'purging' thingy and that's why I kept having a positive thought about the serum and I kept using it.

Second & third week application

Oh. My. Goodness. It was insane. It gave me a lot of the 'under skin' pimple mainly on my chin and my forehead. I am not comfortable with the 'under skin' pimple because it's huge under there and you cannot pop it, you are unable to see it but it's there under your skin. I know this was the culprit. It's the only new thing that I put on my face during that month. My skin probably wasn't ready for it so I decided to stop using it. Yup, just like that.

It didn't help with my breakouts and had the audacity to add more to my breakout 'collection'. My pores stayed the same. I don't normally have any issues with my pores but just to let you know it did absolutely nothing. And as far as blemishes and the sebum, no good news at all. It's definitely a flop for me.

So, what now?

If y'all haven't caught up with my activities recently, I have gone full on basic with my skincare routine. I am free from any serums, essences and all of that good stuff for a little over a month now. I guess this is the solution. I don't want to risk my skin. I don't want to mess up with it again, I am only gonna use products that are a-okay with my skin. My skin is at a good place now, thank goodness. I cannot put too much product on my skin, especially the intense ones like this. It will acts up.

I guess you already got the answer. The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% is not for me. It didn't work on my skin. I will not repurchase it. I still have mine for about 70% of its content and I don't know what am I supposed to do with it. Alrighty, that's all I have for you guys today. I hope you enjoy it. See you in the next one xx

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Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Beauty Product Empties #4

Beauty Product Empties #4 | LENNE ZULKIFLLY

Hello gorgeousness! It's time for another empties. There were actually so many products than these that I had to toss in the bin because I had a flight back home last 2 weeks and I sure don't want to carry empties with me. That is such a waste of space. So that's that. I still hope you enjoy a rundown of my beauty product empties!

Some By Mi 30 Days Miracle Toner | Repurchased

Can someone please tell me why I can't bring myself to give you a full review of this toner? I have repurchased this baby 2 times and that shows. I am basically a dead fish without this. I can see that my scars lessen, it purges my 'active' pimples and I think it works pretty much the same with the Pixi Glow Tonic just different ingredients. And this is more mild than the Pixi Glow Tonic. But I love them both, I can't choose.

The Body Shop Vitamin E Hydrating Toner | Repurchased

This toner is my lifesaver. It does everything that it says. It hydrates, soothes and moisturizes. This is an oily-skin friendly product although some people may disagree with me. It's also sulfate-free, alcohol-free, fungal acne safe and has anti-aging properties in it! That huge bottle could last more than a month if you are using it a little less than I do.

Beauty Product Empties #4 | LENNE ZULKIFLLY

Aiken Tea Tree Oil | Will not repurchase

One thing I love about this bad boy is that it didn't dry out my skin like some people might experienced. I have to say it's taken too much time for me to see the difference or result after using it. That's why I have replaced this with Mario Badescu Drying Lotion because obviously the drying lotion works overnight.

Bougas Beauty Advanced Serum | Will repurchase but not now

Another bottle of Bougas Beauty Serum made it to my empties. This is my third bottle and I have tried to include this in the previous empties but I keep forgetting about it. I have talked about the serum and how I feel about it. I am so excited with this upgraded and better packaging - with a pump and 5 more ml were added to the serum. I am obsessed with this serum because my skin will be glowing after every application! There's no reason to hate this baby (other than the price - it's flipping 75 ringgit for 20ml product) but I have stopped myself from using any serum for a while because I want to focus more on my basics.

Pixi Glow TonicRepurchased

I love this freaking little thing! I love this one as I am able to see positive results in such a short time. The first time I used it, it stings so bad! I can't bear the stinging sensation for over 2 weeks. Now, I can hardly feel anything anymore. My face feels so good after using this. It feels squeaky clean!

Hiruscar Post Acne Gel | Repurchased

If you are looking for a drugstore product to reduce acne scars, this is a good one! It's great for PIH (post inflammatory hyperpigmentation) and the ingredients are spot on - it has Niacinamide. Yes, I am so obsessed with Niacinamide. I am sorry, I know it's annoying. I use this gel after my toner so it absorbs and sinks in the skin right away. You will get better result in a short time, I guarantee.

Have you tried any of the products mentioned? What are your thoughts about it?
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