It’s been a while since my last post under “Places”…and here i’m back with a Product Pick/s post!
After a few days, I’ve been endlessly dragged by mom and dad to malls while business meetings go on. I have to say that yesterday was a good shopping day for me. Yes, there is such thing as a bad shopping day, when you just scavenge and find usual things, ending up buying trends and usual staples.
Plus, not only the stuff I found at The RAMP Crossings made me happy yesterday, but as well their other Japanese and Korean beauty products that were catered by the department store (not to mention their good music taste–MGMT, La Roux and Foster The People as part of their playlist)
On another note, I saw Dolly Wink falsies that was priced 699.00 pesos for all variants (natural and extra thick ones) for a pair and a small tube of eyelash glue. Yes, I’ve been looking for them for the longest time but I think they’re overpriced so, no thank you.
I went to buy few pieces for my trip to Japan and bought some beauty products and…
Today, I’ll be featuring reviews on 2 products that I recently bought: The MISSHA D-Tox Peeling Gel and Style Aromatheraphy, (Ancient Secrets: Moroccan Argan) Shampoo and Conditioner.
My hair profile:
-shoulder length hair
-color treated (2 way dye)
-has undergone perm a year ago
-normal to mid-dry hair
According to the packaging, it’s a Natural Anti-Aging product made in Israel. Basically, it aims to pamper, soften and protect all hair types. The main ingredient of the product is natural Moroccan Argan Oil and Borage Seed Oil that enables users to benefit from the said Natural Anti-Aging product/technology. It also minimizes dryness, prevents dandruff while rebalancing scalp. Omega 6, Omega 9, Vitamin E amd Squalene can be found in ingredients mentioned. It is mild enough to be suitable for daily use, better results will yield with the usage of both shampoo and conditioner.
Conditioner: Demineralized Water (Aqua), Cetyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Mineral Oil, Isorophyl Myristrate, Cycloheptasiloxane, Fragrance (Perfume), Polyquaternium-7, Dead Sea Water (Maris Aqua), Propylene Glycol,Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Polyquaternium-10, methylparaben, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimoniumm chloride, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabucktorn) Extract,Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil,Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit. E), Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Extract, Linum Usisatissimum (Linseed) oil, Methylisothiazolinone.
Shampoo: Demineralized Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopronyl Betaine, Cocomide Dea, Fragrance, Prunus Persica (Peach) Kernel Oil, Propylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-7, Dimethicone, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond ) Oil, Propylparaben, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Borago Officinalus (Borage Seed) Oil, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabucktorn) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone.
Basically, the consistency of the shampoo can be compared to Cetaphil Facial Cleanser, with a rather transparent liquid. It’s conditioner on the other hand is a creamier version of the shampoo. Both have a rather mild to medium smell of Argan Oil (I actually can compare it to the Vanilla smell of Bath and Body Works or to a newly baked basket of Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls.
In my first lather, I found the shampoo rather dry maybe because of its lesser suds than your usual shampoo while the conditioner is alright, and actually compensates for the rather dry shampoo. After drying, my hair was softer, just like how I used one of those Hair Spa treatments at home. In a few hours, there was still a track of the fragrance, but nonetheless, my hair was still as it was a bit silky with little to no shine. But on a good note, It was still manageable by hand brushing.
My face profile:
MISSHA is a Korean brand known for its cosmetic line especially their BB cream that according to a number of reviews does wonders. Missha has launched Super Aqua Skin Fresh and it’s one of their latest releases if I’m not mistaken. The Super Aqua Basic Series is formulated with Active Water System to help improve and maintain healthy moisture balance, aiming moist and radiant skin. The “sampler” I bought was part of the Skin Fresh Travel Kit for testing. It basically includes 20 g of Refreshing Cleansing Foam, Hydrating Toner, Hydrating Emulsion and their appealing D-tox gel.
Ingredients: Agua, glycerin, Cellulose, Butylene Glycol, Dipropylrnr Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Betaine, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Actinidi Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Camelllia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Nonfat Dry Milk, Caffeine, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Propylene Glycol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract,Sodium Lactate, Morus Bombycis Root Extract, Sodium PCA, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Sucrose, Urea, Sodium Citrate, Tartaric Acid, Malic Acid, Fragrance, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben,Propylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Benzyl Salicylate,Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Hydroxysiohexyl 3- Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Linalool
Application of Paintbox bench BB cream in “Natural” as sampler for the d-tox demo (Imagine that’s the dirt on your face)
The white consistency when rubbed on skin with dirt (foundation)
I’m really satisfied with the product using it several times: on my dad’s, my brother’s face and my own. It worked effectively for the three of us and the dirt, especially from the black and whiteheads blended with the creamy consistency of the serum that can be clearly seen with the transformation of the color white to whatever the supposed dirt on your face is. (that was also exhibited in the demo pictured ealier). Another thing is that the whitehead bumps on my chin disappeared after using the d-tox gel, which are one of the problems I was happy to be finally solved.
According to a MISSHA staff, it would be advisable to use this after using the cleanser and when makeup has been completely removed so the d-tox gel removes the dead skin cells and grime and not the makeup. Then you should proceed with the toner after.
I will definitely buy the product as soon as I finish my sampler.
Price: D-tox Peeling gel (part of a travel set) 699 pesos|| Style Aromatheraphy Morrocan Argan Shampoo and Conditioner for 498 pesos each|
I bought my featured picks from The RAMP Crossings at Shangrila Mall.
I’d give the Shampoo and Conditioner tandem a 3.0/5.0 while the D-tox peeling gel a 4.2/5.0!
Before you go ahead and try these on you hair and skin please do try a small test first on a patch of skin for safety. Also, check the posted ingredients above to see whether you are allergic to some specifics.
I hope you enjoyed today’s product picks!
*hides under a chair and waits for next target*