Lierac Luminescence Serum

This is an illuminating serum complex corrector. Not sure how it correct, as it’s quite a sheer glowly product. It’s pretty much translucent with an after glow effect. I guess this is nice cause you can put it together with your moisturiser or foundation for an extra glow. It’s actually quite subtle, like tiny freckle of diamond. Then it will subdue down. So it won’t be so crazy. It’s nice if you want some subtle glow on your skin. I wouldn’t recommend this for oily skin. 

Origins Renewal Serum

This is quite ok. It’s good for normal skin. I use this at night and I find that my skin will be quite oily in the morning. The nice thing about this is that the serum will sink into the skin rather quickly. So it’s quite nice to use cause you can put on moisturiser next without having to wait long. The texture is also quite nice. It’s like almost gel like, but it’s not. So it’s a very smooth application. 

L’Occitane Brightening Essence

I like this better than the lotion and the moisturiser. The scent is much lighter. I like that it sinks into the skin rather fast. It will be slightly sticky, but after awhile it’s fine. I use this at night mostly as it leaves my skin rather oily in the morning. So it’s not a good serum for oily skin. But night time use is alright. And it does leave the skin rather brighter. 

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo (+) Corrective Unclogging Care 

So I’ve tried using this to help me with my imperfect skin. Doesn’t really work. I used up one tube, and I was given another 2 used tube. They were my cousins as it doesn’t work on them too so they just gave it to me. It doesn’t really do much I feel. But now when I think really hard about it and reading people’s blogs on how some product will clog their pores and such, then I realized. Maybe this is it. This help me to prevent clog pores. 

This doesn’t help with my acne. But it does sort of help to prevent new ones from forming. So I don’t know, maybe with constant use, you will get to see the result. Like if you have a mark, it sort of help a bit. I’ll just keep using it. It is not oily and help a bit in term of moisturisation. So it’s fine. 

The History of WHOO Ja Saeng Essence

  • Self generation
  • Anti wrinkle 
  • Moisturising 
  • Elasticity improvement 
  • Better complexion

It’s an alright serum I feel. It’s not overly oily. But it will leave my face oily in the end. So I only use this at night. I don’t see much difference on my face. I think it’s more suitable for normal to dry skin. So this doesn’t leave me much of an impression. 

Drops of Youth Concentrate

This is a very thick watery serum. It’s good for night time use, as this leaves my skin looking oily. Not sure how well it helps with aging, but that kind of thing, I guess you do have to use it regularly to really find out. It’s not bad, doesn’t leave my skin feeling sticky. I think it’s something you can consider if you want anti aging serum that doesn’t really cost a bomb. 

Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster

Wanted to see what’s the big deal about this. It’s just a normal serum for me. Moisturising, yes. But it’s not really suitable for oily skin. I don’t know. I think this will be good for colder countries. But in Singapore, I don’t think it’s that good. I don’t feel that extra hydration. So ya, not sure about this.  

Laneige Water Bank Essence_Ex

This is slightly better than the light blue which is for whitening. At least it’s better than that, for my skin. This has a nice fragrance, and it’s very moisturising. Ok for night time, but morning kind of too oily for me. It sinks into the skin alright, but I don’t know, I don’t really like using it.  

UV Aqua White Trial Set

I have the toner, serum and cc cream. Purifying Toner is a typical toner. So nothing much to say, but it does contains witch hazel extract. The Daily Defense Serum is nice. It is light and absorb into the skin quite easily. It has a powdery scent is that can be a bit off putting if you don’t like scents. As the brand is UV Aqua White, I always associate it with UV rays, with SPF, but these products doesn’t contain SPF so they can be use for day and night. 

The CC Cream is for care, correct and cover. It has an exquisite blend of 5 botanicals with a SPF of 30. Have to shake the bottle if not it kind of seperate. The cream is greyish tone but once blended, it will be skin tone. It is a bit too light for me. So it brigten my face up quite a bit. A little goes a long way. This is to be used as a sunscreen, skin tone corrector and/or a primer, but the color is already quite pigmented so it will be good on its on. 

Do I like these? Yah, not bad. They are small, the perfect size for traveling. I wouldn’t really buy them as I thought they are for the sun, but I guess the name is kind of misleading. Well, at least to me. So it’s alright. Worth trying out. 


Shiseido White Lucent 

My skin I decided is really sensitive to whitening product. It just seems that everytime I tried using a whitening product, my face will break out. But so my family use Shiseido and it suits them, so they ask me to give Shiseido a chance despite the White Lucent being a whitening product. Or more correct is to help fight dark spots. 


Brightening Balancing Softener W is a refreshing whitening lotion that softens and immediately hydrates skin for an optimally refined, luminous complexion. Well, seriously as toner goes, it’s just a toner. It does hydrate my skin which is weird cause the scent of alcohol is quite noticeable. It dries in maybe 10 seconds but I have to let it dry longer, if not my face will be quite sticky. It is cooling, and I feel it will be a great face mist for people with normal skin. After using not-regularly for 3 months, I just notice that box said it is for normal to oily skin. I guess that’s why I don’t really have a problem with this. But it is just a tad oily on my face, especially at the high points of my cheek. Doesn’t make my face more luminous. Well, the “shiny” part of my face, I guess it’s suppose to be the luminous claim. It is in 150ml, and since I don’t use it regularly, I still have a lot left. And I feel that even for daily use, I will probably still have it. And if I do use it regularly, it will probably helps with dark spots. 

Intensive Spot Targeting Serum + is created to diminish stubborn dark spots. This is 30ml just like most serum. To use, apply to forehead, nose, cheeks and chin. Then message into skin from center of face outwards. Have to at least message three times consecutively. Interesting, I just saw that on the box too. Just goes to show that human don’t bother with instructions. Or is it just me? Anyway, I don’t use this regularly too. As I find that it is kind of not for oily skin. But it does absorb into the skin quickly, and makes skin feel hydrated and “renewed in radiance”. I don’t know, it is just not something I immediately love. So I don’t really use it. 

Brightening Protective Emulsion W is daytime moisturizer with SPF15. This is only 75ml, and what do you know, also for normal to oily skin. And I am always amaze when this doesn’t leave my face too oily. Now I know that it is in fact catered to oily skin. A good thing I kept the boxes. 

I’ve been using daily for the past 2 months and I only use 3/4 pump each time. By the sound of it, I still have a lot of product left. If I use a full pump, it always seem too much. And it kind of make my face appears more dewy. So less product is better. I take the product, rub between my hands and apply it all over my face. This is the best way to make sure that my face is covered but I don’t have too much product. My face will be less oily this way. Now that I know it is suited for oily skin, I guess it is alright. It really depend on your lifestyle and where you stay. In sunny Singapore, if I stay too much out then my face will be oily by the end of 6 hours? If I just stay in office with air con on, it will last till I reach home like 10 hours. So I wouldn’t say this is the best moisturizer for oily skin, but I enjoy it enough that I use it daily. 

So surprisingly, this is really good for my skin. I mean it doesn’t further break me out, but this also doesn’t seems to help remove existing spots. It helps a bit, but I still have them, especially on my right cheek. And one of the reason I kept using the moisturiser is that the first time is use it, my face was glowing. It really did gave me a radiance glow. It was so good. But of course eventually my face doesn’t seem to glow as much anymore cause I am just used to it. 

I wish products all come in travel size. Not only they will be cheaper but you get to finish them faster and try out new things. Or buy them again and at least your shopping spree will be consist of things you need instead of everything else. But yes, a lot of packaging, bad for environment, etc. I just have to deal with it.