Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Bad Reaction To Foreign Beauty Product: Part 2 ♥

Hada Labo Gokujyun Healuronic Lotion 
This is a Japanese brand that is popular in Asia. I bought this in Bangkok just before I flew back to England. Where do I start with this one?...firstly, it is called a lotion but it looks and feels like antibacterial hand gel. Actually the consistency is even thinner than hand gel. That was my first red flag, but I tried not to judge the product based upon this.

So when I put it on my face, it seemed to dry within 10 seconds. It also left my face feeling very dry and porous (no exaggeration). I kept on using it for a few for days to give the product a chance, but it was the same. Pimples also began appearing on my face but I was still determined to give the product a try. So I started using another moisturiser on top to get rid of the dry feeling.

The pimples never went away and I figured that it was because the product didn't agree with my skin. So after doing research online it turns out that many other girls suffered from break outs when using this product. Most girls suggest that it may be "butylene glycol" in the ingredients which is causing it. Others suggested that it could be an allergy to hydraulic acid. 

It is not the break out that makes me label it a bad product.It is more the fact that it made my face feel extremely dry which is the opposite of what it is supposed to do. 

Good news...I am happy with all of my other products so you won't be hearing any more beauty rants (haha).  

llondon leopard

Friday, 14 April 2017

Bad Reaction To Foreign Beauty Product: Part 1 ♥

  Boots cucumber oil control light moisturiser
This is a product from Thailand, and I tried it last week for the first time. I could feel that something was off with the consistency the minute that I put it on to my face. I can not explain what I mean...but it just did not feel like cream. I brushed it off and continued with my day, until my colleague at work pointed out that I had white residue all over my face. Her exact words were "what have you done to your face...it looks very white...you need to go and check in the toilet". So I went in to the disabled toilet and saw that my face was covered in white smudges. When I touched my skin, it also felt extremely dry. When I rubbed the cream it would not come off, so I had to wash it off my face and was furious when I got home later that day.

 In Thailand a lot of beauty products are for skin whitening so I thought that I had accidentally picked up a whitening product. I also remembered that this cream came in two versions when I bought it. When I checked the cream it was the standard version...not the whitening one. So what was with all the white residue and skin drying formula?. I thought it could be something to do with my skin tone...maybe the cream is made for Asian skin tones. But no that can't be right...because there are many Thai and Korean beauty products I am currently using, and they are absolutely fine. 

Upon doing research I found that we have the same cream in the UK Boots but the ingredients are different. Maybe I will buy it for an experiment and see if the results are the same...But for now i'm going to put it down to bad ingredients. I can't complain to be honest....the cream was only 50 TBH(£1). For now I will just stick to my French "embryolisse lait-crème concentré".


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