H2O Marine Cleansing Gel  

Posted by: Foxy Frangipani in ,

H2O Says:
An oil-free cleanser that foams away makeup and surface impurities while soothing the skin with Microencapsulated Softening Beads, Acacia, and Hydrating Marine Blend.

  • Formulated with microencapsulated softening beads to leave skin clean, clear and refreshed without stripping or drying
  • Acacia helps soothe irritated skin, clarifying tone and texture
  • Sea Mineral Complex helps maximize the delivery of hydrating marine extracts, including wakame, sea fennel and sea lettuce, which help maintain the skin's natural moisture balance at the cellular level
Key Element:
Microencapsulated Softening Beads: Tiny exfoliating spheres that glide across the skin’s surface to gently remove dull cells and soften skin’s texture. 

Acacia: Extracted from the pods of the African Acacia tree, this botanical extract helps soothe irritated skin.  

Hydrating Marine Blend: A triple-powered synthesis of marine botanicals that optimizes skin’s moisture balance while bolstering free radical resistance.
  • Wakame: Brown kelp energizes skin’s natural functions and recharges tone
  • Sea Lettuce: Dewy yellow-green leaves cultivated from the coast of Brittany, France; supports skin-firming collagen and elastin
  • Fennel: Waxy green ribbons abundant along rocky English sea cliffs; empowers skin to resist aging environmental damage
Water (Aqua), Sodium Acrylates/ Acrylonitrogens Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Disodium Cocyl Glutamate, Methyl Gluceth-20, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Ulva Lactuca Extract, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Cholesteryl Oleyl Carbonate, Cholesteryl Chloride, Cholesteryl Nonanoate, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Gelatin, Sea Salt (Maris Sal), Ext, Violet 2 (CI 60730),
Fragrance (Parfum), Linalool 

Foxy Frangipani Says:
Nett Wt: 30ml
Texture: Jelly
Scent: Fresh sea breeze
Colour: White
Price: n/a - part of a set purchase, all deluxe sample size.

To keep this review short - I am not keen to repurchase the full size of this cleanser. I use this at the gym, on days where I don't wear full foundations / BB Creams. 

As a basic cleanser (morning use) I find no fault with it. But in the evening, this is not enough for a thorough cleansing, ridding all the makeup residue.
As its texture is of jelly type, it does not foam. It feels like slathering on aloe vera gel on the face...

So, for its price with just very basic cleansing power I don't think it is worth a repurchase..

Skineeds Triple Firming and Age Defense Neck Treatment Gel  

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Skineeds Says:
This neck gel provides essential hydration, leaves a light, tightening protective film on the surface of the skin (invisible) and has a progressive firming and rejuvenating effect. 

Directions: Apply gel over neck with upwards and outward movements. 

Dipalmitoyl hydroxyproline, Aloe vera, Witch hazel, Dimethicone copolyol, Tocopherol, Glycerin, Polysorbate, Carbomer, Methyl paraben, Chamomile, Green tea, Deionized water. 

Foxy Frangipani Says: 
Scent: None
Nett Wt: 60g
: RM6
Color: Clear

What!?? RM6? Lol yes, RM6!
I think this must be one of the cheapest skincare around.. and all Skineeds products are priced at RM6.

I tried this out of curiosity. I mean, a RM6 neck gel?
Not scented is a plus.. non sticky is another. I find this rather pleasant to use. 

I don't know about wrinkle control and triple firming action... I don't have horrible lines on my neck.. but so far I am liking what I see lol.

I'm somehow not too convinced to re-purchase. Something about the ingredients made me a little unsure... there is nothing to dislike actually..

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion  

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Clinique Says:
The moisture "drink" developed by Clinique's dermatologists to maintain optimal moisture balance for very dry skins, or skins dry in the cheeks, comfortable to oily in the T-zone. Softens, smooths, improves.

*Please note: 1.7 oz. product is packaged in a tube; 4.2 oz. product is packaged with a pump. The pump will not fit on the cap-top lotion version. 

Skin Types: 1 - Very Dry to Dry, 2 - Dry Combination

  • Apply twice a day to face and throat all over, or where needed.
  • For best results, use after Facial Soap and Clarifying Lotion.

Foxy Frangipani Says:
Scent: Soy, waxy
Nett Wt: 125ml
: RM100++
Color: Yellow

Took me like dino years to review this hehe, because I didn't like this and chucked this into a box; and it is time for me to spring clean again (I'm in the midst of preparing to move house, so you'll hear endless spring cleanings).
It is a highly raved cult product; but I didn't like this one bit!
Made my skin shine like a roti canai pan and felt oily all day long. 

And worse, I got tiny bumps after using this for a couple of days. Bad bad bad, there were very few moisturizer that could do this to me! It didn't get absorbed immediately.. there were some white layers that need more massaging before they disappeared.
It certainly didn't help that it smelt like soy, and a little waxy too :S
I wasn't in the time period where I scrutinize ingredients; but now that I do, I notice mineral oil and petrolatum eeeeks!

No go, not repurchasing. In fact I still have about half a bottle with me - trashed! (or turn it into foot lotion??)

Water (Aqua Purificata) Purified, Mineral Oil (paraffinum liquidum), Sesame (Sesamum Indicum) Oil, Propylene Glycol, Tea Stearate, Gylceryl Stearate, Lanolin Alcohol, Petrolatum, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.