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[Face Off] – Biorè Cleansing Oil and Milk

image Olah! Look I am blogging so soon!! SO AMAZING! LOL Well don’t get too excited, this isn’t about my trip around Taiwan. This time around it’s a beauty blog, sort of about Taiwan. I got these make-up removers from Taiwan, they aren’t sold any where outside of Asia even though Biore is a known brand here in North America, you just can’t find this here (sad face). I’ve actually read reviews on this cleanser a while back and have always wanted to try it. But being stuck in North America where cheap, good drug store skin care just doesn’t exist, I had to opt for things that I could find on ebay such as the DHC cleaner (which is majorly expensive if you think about it). Anyways, during one of my many visits to the local drug/make up store in Taiwan, I saw this beauty, and it was on sale! So I got a smaller bottle (which I gave to my aunt cause she forgot to bring her own back) and tested it out in Taiwan. I fell in love. It works just as well as the DHC at half the price. The picture shows 2 versions, one is a oil (clear bottle), the other claims to be milk cleanser (in the white bottle). I wouldn’t call it milk so much as a gel. I was expecting lotiony consistency but it was more along the lines of a gel-ish oil cleanser (pictured below). I suppose the white-ish colour of the gel/oil makes it a “milk.” Who knows what the Japanese were thinking *shrugs* The pictures that follow are of the “milk” cleanser, I’ve tried the oil one in Taiwan and they both work about the same.

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Alrighty, on to its performance! Picture below is my hand with waterproof or at least long lasting make up, as labelled.

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And here it is after a few mins massaging the “milk”
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Some time under running water, annnnnnnnnnnd, VOILA! Clean as a whistle!
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Without a doubt,  I hoarded these back to Canada. I have 2 bottles of the milk version and 2 bottles of the oil, I am currently using the milk version, not quite sure what I am going to do when I run out (the scary thought!!). They were a little less than 300NT (less than $10CND/USD) while on sale (I didn’t pay attention to how much regular price was, I think 400 something?).

The difference:

So there is a slight difference between the 2 versions of the cleanser. The oil version doesn’t sting my eyes as much as the milk one, so if I ever get the chance to hoard them again, I’ll be hoarding the oil version.

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Posted by on June 28, 2013 in All Things Prettified!, Make-up-holic

 

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[Face Off] – The Faceshop Fresh Cleansing Oil

imageAfter I finished using the brightening version of this cleansing oil, I decided to try another one. The fresh version sounded like it would work for my skin. The packaging is exactly the same expect for the colour of the bottle, I personally prefer the blue/purple colour of the brightening version, but I guess that has nothing to do with the product itself.

In the picture the product is more than half gone, only because I dumped a great deal of amount into  a smaller bottle for travelling purposes, I didn’t actually use that much in such a short time.

Similar to the brightening version of this cleansing oil, the fresh version also does not wash off clean with just water, but again it does a pretty good job removing make up and such. There’s not much difference between the two versions except for a couple of things.

First the scent. The fresh version has a sweet and sour scent versus the floral scent of the brightening version. I don’t really enjoy the scent of the fresh version, but this is a non-issue.

The other more significant difference is that the fresh one stings my eyes. I am not sure if it has to do with the type of essence they claim to have used in the product (brightening claims it uses prune and fresh claims to use cherry blossom) or what, but the fresh version is not very comforting around the eyes. I think I will definitely go back to the DHC. I can’t really handle the fact that it does not wash off clean

 
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Posted by on December 28, 2012 in All Things Prettified!, Skin Food

 

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[Face Remover] – The Face Shop Brightening Cleansing Oil

Olah, I am loving the ease of access to Asian skincare/cosmetics in Korea! It’s a wonderful thing that I actually started liking Korean skincare pre-Korea.

Anyways, I was slowly running out of the Skinfood cleansing oil I got when I came to Korea, so I decided I wanted to try something else, since there are so many more choices now that I am in Korea. There’s a The Face Shop store near where I am so I decided to just go there and get what I need.

I walked into the store and of course the sales person starts blaring Korean, I decided since I know exactly what I wanted (did some pre-research) I am just going to pretend I understand what he was talking about, so I just kept saying “yes” in Korean. I think he said something along the lines of the cleanser has different types for different skin types, etc etc etc. In any case I immediately spotted what I want and got the cleanser.

The Face Shop has a few different facial cleanser, in the same line there were 4 different types. “Fresh” for oil and blackhead prone skin type. “Anti-Ageing” obviously for anti-ageing. “Enriched” for dry skin type. And lastly the one I got “Brightening” for whitening.

I question the ability of a cleansing oil to whiten my skin, but I just couldn’t resist the clam of it all. Since I’ve been in Korean, I feel that my skin has been more blotchy with uneven skin tone, I am not sure why. Perhaps due to the lack of quality sleep I haven’t been getting…

So like all skin care there are good and bad things about this, but the good and the bad of this product is so extreme that I am not sure if I would repurchase, not yet anyways.

The good:

The cleansing properties of this oily is pretty amazing. I haven’t had such an easy time removing my crazy hard to remove Kiss Me mascara. Even the cleansing oil the mascara came with didn’t do such a good job.

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Can I just say The Face Shop has the nicest packaging ever! It’s not cute like most of Etude House’s stuff. It kind of has a Shu Uemura feel to it don’t you think? But with a much friendlier price tag. This 200ml bottle was about $12 Canadian (where as I believe Shu Uemura’s 150ml bottle is about $60). $12 is actually consider high price in Korea. The 170ml I got from Skinfood was $8.

And the bad:

So having read the instructions and the description on the website and the bottle, I thought it would be something like the Skinfood cleansing oil and my beloved DHC cleansing oil, that once water touches it, it turns into a lotiony liquid and washes off clean. I was wrong.

Here’s what it says on the instruction. Use ample amount of oil massage until make-up is removed then wash off with warm water, depending on skin type use a second step cleanser.

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Although the oil does lotionfy (is that a word), it does not do this as well as the DHC or the Skinfood cleansing oils. The DHC cleanser washes off squeaky clean with just water, and that was one of the reasons I love it so much. The Skinfood cleansing oil still leaves a slight greasy feeling after I wash it off with water, but nothing uncomfortable. This particular cleansing oil, does not wash off at all. I can still feel a film of grease on my face after I wash with warm water, even worse with cold water (both the DHC and SF work fine with cold or warm). For myself I always wash my face again with a foam cleanser, so it doesn’t bother me THAT much. And the fragrance was pretty nice, it’s a flora scent, unlike Skinfood’s earthy scents. DHC has no smell, but after a while there’s a distinct oil smell that is not very pleasant.

Anyways, I will continue using it until I am done with this. Perhaps the next one I will try the “Fresh” one, maybe that will work better since it’s suppose to be for oil prone skin type…

Until next time! 🙂

 
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Posted by on July 12, 2012 in All Things Prettified!, Skin Food

 

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