Am supposed to post this up like the min I came back from Taiwan... but ya know, my hauls are still lying on the floor after 2 weeks... :D
Earlier this year, I ordered some stuffs from Eyeko and they sent me a couple of these cleansing wipes as GWP. Now usually at home, there is no need for me to use cleansing wipes. Kinda pointless since I'd always double cleanse (even though the evil bed at times tried to entice me to it with makeup on).
So when I packed for my Taiwan trip, I thought it was then or never.
The trip did exhaust my skin to its worst, so I went makeup-less starting Day 4, or 5?
Couldn't find any info on this from Eyeko's site (I wonder why?)
But here are the ingredients:
I had on the Bio Essence BB Cream (ughh I dislike it, will tell you why later), with some pressed powder and blusher. Lipgloss and no mascara.
After like 10 hours, I wiped my face with the cleansing wipe and that was what I got.. hehe not an interesting sight. But that showed it somehow worked, eh?
It was pre-moistened just enough for a proper whole face wipe down.
No signs of stinging, redness and itchiness - brownie points!
Don't remember my nose hating it, so scent wise - its all good too.
Can't really vouch if it gave me breakouts (though I think it was very likely the Bio Essence BB Cream that did it!)
In short, I think this is nice to have, but not a must for ppl like me who insist on proper cleansing every evening.
As I read that Castor Oil could be drying, I ratioed my concoction to 30% Castor Oil and 70% Sesame Oil. Gave it a good shake to mix them up..
- 30-70 ratio is still a little too thick in consistency to massage it onto skin. May want to add a little olive oil..
- Castor oil has a deep strong scent, not too relaxing on certain (mostly) stressfull days. I added a few rosebuds into the glass bottle. :)
- I tried this as a makeup remover, removing Lancome Teint Miracle 03 + blusher. Look at that gunk! Just pat it on, let it sit for a few seconds, swiped it off and whoaaa all the dirts are off..
I didn't think I believe this oil can clean so well.. so I tested with a new clean cotton pad + toner... and did a swipe test..
- Look at thaaaaaat! Nothinzzzz :D
- I'm so sold hahahhaha.
However, I do have another 64215423524 tubes of cleanser in my treasure boxes... so I'm really keen to finish off those tubes and just fully use this all natural method :)
Ok, maybe I'll just use this method at night... so I'm allowed to re-stock some favourite cleansers for day use? :P
Yes, its already Wednesday.. heee but I was busy packing for my trip.. still haven't finish :P
Previously I used to complete my packing 2 weeks in advance. This year, all my trips were last minute packing.. I wonder why!
Anyway, these are what attracted me over the weekend:
Just when I thought its all peace after my CCD induced buys (Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Nectar and Yves Saint Laurent Love Collection Compact Powder); I got another email from StawberryNet.com.
And I saw this:
At USD19, I don't think I could resist, arrgghh!
Weaknesses, weaknesses... I'm only human. I happen to lust after blushers / highlighters / bronzers.. Calm down...
Just a quick update on my current skin condition.
I noticed some changes since about 3 weeks back. No drastic change to my lifestyle / diet / sleeping pattern; so I'm wondering why the "phase". I tried skipping my BB cream to see which is the culprit - nope not the BB Cream (I miss you BB Cream!)
I have a feeling these started when I switched to the highly raved Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion. Funny enough, when I sampled it, I liked it. Now.. I find it rather silicone-y. Ugh and 125ml!
I leave that to my elbows and shoulders.
So I again switched, this time to Etude Perfect Balance Finish Lotion. Not moisturizing enough sigh. Still experience the tight feeling. I guess with my previous normal skin condition this lotion would work just nice for me. Not too oily, just enough moisture and shine control.
Unfortunately for now, I think I'd better change to something richer till those dry patches subside. Or amp up my moisturizing serum. I previously used Clinique Turnaround Concentrate with DDML.
Time for a skin detox.