Best scrub ever

Sep 18, 2013
I am a person who hates deep cleansing mask. I've been searching high and low, up and down for a gentle, yet effective deep cleansing mask. Those popular ones like Origins, IPSA, KOSE, and not so popular ones like LANCOME, CHRISTIAN DIOR, CHANEL, CLARINS, SISLEY, ESTEE LAUDER, etc.. I've tried them all but none of them really surprises me..

I dump aside all my clay masks after I bought this set of IZU crystal scrub & activator few months back. Actually I still have quite a number of scrubs at home. But girls are always like that, we will keep buying and will never have enough of these things. It works as a scrub + deep cleansing mask for me. I love this product although it comes with just a small tub of scrub and a small bottle of activitor, really small for the price of S$78. But good things usually comes in small packages right.. haha..

The scrub in yellow has very fine grain and smells like orange. Take a small amount and apply evenly onto your face, avoid eyes and lip area, massage for 1 minute, then take a few drops of activitor to emulsify the scrub, the activitor turns to blue from green once it exposes to air. I am not a chemical student so I have no idea about the rationale behind, but it is fun to observe it happening, haha. Then you can feel that the scrub heats up itself to help open the pores.. just massage for another 2 minutes and rinse off with warm water..

The result? Brilliant!!!

It really unclogs the pores and lifts aways those yucky stuff in there. Half of my white heads disappeared and another half just came out automatically, so I could squeeze them out or wipe them off very easily. Left my skin supple, smooth and radiant. Imagine the skin on nose area is as crystal clear as cheek area. All other skin care products you apply after that will be absorbed easily and rapidly. Makeup seems to last longer also. By the way, Winson loves it too, haha..

Now I can live on this scrub without any deep cleansing mask at all. It is definitely my Holy Grail product and I will use it first thing in the morning on my wedding day!

Review: LANCOME Visionnaire Adv Skin Corrector

LACOME, is the one, and probably only one European brand I am still using after switching to SKII for more than 10 years. I started getting skin care products from departmental stores when I was about 21, from Elizabeth Arden, Clinique, Lacome, Estee Lauder, Chanel, Biotherm, Helena Rubinstein, Clarins, Christian Dior, I came to a conclusion that European brands are mostly too rich for my skin, hence I moved on to explore other Japanese brands like SKII, Cle de Peau Beaute, and Cosme Decorte, since then, there's no turning back as I simply love how Japanese brands suit Asian skins. But Lancome, is the brand that completely changed my skin tone and texture when I was depressed over a tanned, rough skin back then, so I am always willing to give their new products a try.

I requested for some samples of their Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector from the link here:
and started my experiment with this serum since last week.

Look at how much serum I squeezed out from the sample sachet?!!! I couldn't believe it because it's clearly indicated that the sample is 1ml but I feel that it could definitely last me for 2 applications, day and night.

Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector is a light weight serum that spreads easily on the skin. And it has a slightly thicker texture as compared to many other serums, so I used it as a serum, and a moisturizer without the need to top up with another layer of cream moisturizer. It has a very mild floral scent which is soothing enough. My skin gets brightened up immediately when I apply it on. It takes a little while before it gets fully absorbed. And it leaves this radiant and dewy look on my skin without a trace of unpleasant stickiness or greasiness. It's super easy to apply my make up after that, though I am not sure if it's because I am using their new Teint Visionnaire liquid foundation. I can't stop touching my skin again and again throughout the day because it just feels so supple and firm.

Of course just like any other skin care product, it usually takes about 28 days before we can see clear visible result. I can't comment much about its effect on my pores, they are still visible enough, but I do see my fine lines diminished and that's the very reason why I feel like getting the full size product so I could continue using it since I am running out of samples by now.

Rating: 8/10