I've been using a lot of Asian brands lately since i wanted to change up what i normally use. I bought a bunch of stuff from Sasa.com, but i'm still forever on a lookout for good face products.
I've been using the Sewame: Perfect firming and Whitening Cleanser
I really like the Sewame paper masks that I've tried so i wanted to try their cleanser too. Of course i didn't believe for one second that the "face firming" feature will actually work, but i mainly bought it for the whitening properties. I haven't seen a huge difference but i guess my face does seem brighter after i rinse off the cleanser.
I also use the Shiseido perfect liquid and Shiseido perfect whip
I use the perfect liquid first, which is basically a cleansing oil. I massage my face with it on dry skin and then when i add water, it turns into a milky lather. And just to be a clean freak, i always use the perfect whip right after the oil. It's a thick cream cleanser, i just put some onto my hands, and slowly foam it up by adding water and massage my face with it. I like it so far, but originally i had wanted to try Shiseido's perfect oil and perfect milk (which is basically the same thing, but newer) but they had run out so i opted for these two instead.
So after i'm done washing my face, i apply the tea tree toner from the body shop (sorry forgot to take a picture of my toners).
After doing so, i moisturize my face with SANA nameraka Honpo Essence
This stuff is really runny, but moisturizes my face pretty well. It does not absorb fast enough for my liking, so i have to wait before apply makeup and if i apply too much, i may become oily. I blame it on this...But i do get dry patches sometimes and this really helped with those.
So when it comes time to take off the war paint at the end of the day, as i have already mentioned before, i use my all time favorite makeup remover: MANDOM: cleansing express moist/sebum
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On the days where i don't wear makeup, i use the LANEIGE multi cleanser with the clarisonic.
A lady gave me a small sample of this at the store and when i tried it i really liked it, so i bought a full size one from sasa.com. It's a creamy cleanser where you just lather it on your hands and apply all of your face with your hands. I kind of strips the moisture off my face though, my skin feels a little tight afterwards. Which means it's a good idea to apply moisturizer right after using this cleanser.
After cleansing my face, i apply the seaweed toner from the body shop (sorry, forgot to take a picture). And after that, i apply the H2O Sea results overnight perfecting peel
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After that, i use Skinfood's tea tree essence
I've heard so many good things about skinfood and once i saw that they had a tea tree line, i just had to try it. I love tea tree especially because it's good for troubled skin. I can't really tell if it had helped my skin, but i know it's very moisturizing. it's in pump form and two pumps covers my face and neck.
Once or twice a week i will pamper my skin by giving it a mask. I use a lot of paper masks too and i have so many different kinds, but i'm sorry i have also forgot to take a picture of those as well. Some non paper masks that i use are:
Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque
Everyone raves about how amazing this stuff is, an i just had to try for myself as well. I was so frustrated because i couldn't find it anywhere in Toronto (if anyone knows please tell me!), so i had to as a friend in New York to help me get one. I really do like it actually, it dries in around 30 minutes and it's a mint green color, making you look like the wicked witch from Dorothy and the yellow brick road movie. It helps dries up pimples just like it says, but only the small ones though. Because there's mint, it makes your face feeling sll tingly and refreshed, love that.
Mary Kay: Revitalizing mask
Had this for a while now, but i like it. It's also a green mud mask that dries. It has small micro beads that helps massage your skin when applying and it can also be used as a scrub when mixed with water. I've never used it that way before though, I've always used it like a mud mask.
Boscia: Luminizing black mask
I got this because it was so raved about and had really good reviews on sephora so i just had to get my hands on one. This stuff is really black and i find it really messy. It's supposed to dry completely and you can just peel the whole thing off. It's like a giant nose pore strip for your face. It didn't work that way for me though, it took me nearly 30 minutes just to try peeling everything off and it got into my finger nails and all for the small patches that didn't dry completely yet. The trick is to apply a really thick layer so it will be easier to peel off. I like how when you peel it off you can actually see your black heads/white heads and dirt that was on your face but the whole thing is just too time consuming and messy. I've only used this twice and not very willing to use it a third time.
O'slee- Soybean milk whitening BB mask
This is a fun product. It comes out like shaving cream, very whippy and you just have to leave it on your face for 3 minutes before washing it off. Very quick and easy. It has a slight sting when i put it on but i guess that means it's working. The first time i tried it, my skin was stinging for the entire 3 minutes and after i washed it off my face was red. I was so scared i was allergic to it. But then i tried it a few more times and the stinging got less and my face is a nice healthy pink afterwards.