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Saturday, August 23, 2014

{Sponsored} MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask Review

We all know our eyes are very precious to us and it is important to take good care of our eyes. However, how many of us really give our eyes a break every 30-40mins especially in this hectic and fast Singapore where everything is about efficiency and speed?

Well, I am guilty of that although I know it's important for me to rest my eyes especially when I have myopia. I forgot when was the last time i actually massage my eyes or just close my eyes for a short rest during work.

Hence, I am really happy when I got sponsored this MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask (with courtesy of Sample Store and Kao) which is a big hit in Japan and Hong Kong. No reason for me to say that I am busy or tired to massage or relax my eyes as this can be used while I sleep or doing nothing at all because 10 mins is all I need for this.

I received 4 boxes of MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask (5pcs each) in total (in Clockwise direction starting from the top left) : Chamomile, Unscented, Lavender and Fresh Rose for review purposes.

MegRhyhtm Steam Eye Mask is a patented self warming mask (40℃) to help relax and relieve your eyes. Really love how the Japanese are so innovative and clever at doing up good skincare and items that help our body. To be honest, I was rather skeptical and thought that the eye might be too hot for our delicate eyes. However, if I don't try the products I won't know whether it works right.
Hence, I decided to give it a try!



Love how it comes in an individual pack and once the pack is opened, the mask will start heating up on its own which is amazing and so fuss free! Bonus points for this. :D


Here's me try out the unscented eye mask. P/S: I was wearing contact lense and having my makeup on while trying out the eye mask.

To be honest, I like the slight warmth sensation of the MegRhytm Steam Eye Mask which does not irritate the eye at all despite me wearing contact lense making so it is tested and proven by me that it can be used even when wearing contact lense.Since this eye mask covers my whole eyes, I am forced to close and let my eyes rest which is good as it forces me not to use my phone, surf the net or use the computer. In addition, it is very different from the other eye masks in the market as it is not serum based which can be messy and a bit stingy to the eyes and I do not have to lie down while doing the eye mask to prevent the serum from dripping but then I can use the MegRhtym Steam Eye Mask anytime and anywhere, However, do take note that it might melt your eye makeup as it emits some heat. There was minimal damage done to my makeup although there are small water droplets where the eye mask was at but my makeup was not absorbed/stained on the eye mask which is really good as there is no need for any touch up! Yayyyyy.

Will I purchase the MegRhytm Steam Eye Mask again? Definitely yes as it is so convenient!

Don't believe me that the eye mask does not irritate the eyes? Watch the video to be convinced.

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You can redeem a sample of MegRhytm Eye Mask at Kao's MegRhtym website to try it out before purchasing the retail size. A box of 5 retails at only $6.50 and it comes in 4 scent as featured here!

Say hello to a bright and more relaxed eyes and thanks for reading! 


P/S: I am so sorry for the overdue post. :(

Friday, August 1, 2014

{Sponsored} Bio-essence Tanaka White 4X Intensive Whitening Serum and Double Whitening Day Cream

Sun rays are made up of infrared and ultra-violet rays that can be harmful to the body if exposed to it for a prolong period of time.

We may know the importance of protecting ourselves from harmful UV rays but how can we reverse/lighten the harmful effects (freckles, dark spots and uneven skin tone) that these UV rays have done to our skin?

Well, Bio-essence has come up with Tanaka White range which contains precious herbal ingredients such as Ginseng, Angelica, Aloe Vera and Gingko to provide essential nutrients and nourishment to skin and promotes skin regeneration while slowing down the process of ageing and also to combat these harmful effects. Bio-essence's Tanaka White range may not be new to you people out there but the products are newer and better now! Hence, today, I will be reviewing 2 products from this range, Tanaka White 4X Intensive Whitening Serum and Tanaka White Double Whitening  Day Cream.


Now what so special about Tanaka White Double Whitening Day Cream?

Tanaka White Double Whitening Day Cream contains Tanaka Extract to protect skin from harmful sunlight and external pollutants and also helps to keep the skin cool and moisturised, Tranexamic Acid to help suppress excessive production of melanin, repairs damaged skin for instant fairness from within so that skin glows with crystal clear luminosity and encourage cell renewal allowing the skin to regain its brightness and fairness. Tanaka White Double Whitening Day Cream also contains Hyaluronic Acid to provide the skin with the moisture and hydration it needs. The best thing of all? It contains SPF 20 to protect against harmful rays but i will recommend to apply products with PA ++ for full protection against harmful rays as I don't see any description indicating that the product has PA ++.



Texture is bit watery but then it's still rather thick

As for the Tanaka White 4X Intensive Whitening Serum, it contains alpha-Arbutin which is 9X more powerful and effective than beta-Arbutin which is used in most whitening products and hence, it can better target dark spots from deep within the skin.


Texture is smooth and it's easy to spread out

My verdict after trying out the 2 products is that IT IS JUST TOO RICH/NOT SUITABLE for me. :( I don't know why i always breakup after using Bio-essence products, even for their facial wash. :( In addition, i don't really like the sticky feeling i have after applying the serum and day cream. However, my mummy is a fan of Bio-essence, especially this Tanaka White range and I have helped her repurchase numerous bottles of Tanaka White 4X Intensive White Serum and i saw her dark spots lighten a bit so yes, it works but probably works better and have a more visible results on new dark spots than spots that have been around for years.

P/S: I have sensitive combination skin so those with similar skin conditions may want to avoid using this. But then again, what is not suitable/doesn't work for me may work for you so you can test it out before buying the full size product. Bio-essence is currently having a free sampling activity for the month of July on their Bio-essence Faceook so do like their facebook page for more updates on new products, promotions and sampling activites.

Bio-essence Tanaka White 4X Intensive Whitening Serum is available at Fairprice, Watsons, Guardian, SaSa, personal beauty stores and major supermarkets at $45.80/30ml and Double Whitening Cream is priced at $29.80/50g.

Thanks for reading!