Review: Maybelline Baby Skin Baby Cream

Mar 24, 2014
It seems that I've been posting more reviews on makeup products recently, although my passion is always in skincare and my makeup skill is pretty, lousy, in all honesty. But I guess I am very much influenced by latest Korean beauty trend and having a perfect makeup, that makes your skin appears evenly-toned, bright and natural, as if you are not wearing any makeup at all, is what we all wish to achieve nowadays.

This very product: Maybelline Baby Skin Baby Cream, is the best natural base makeup I've ever found so far. As it has SPF 35 / PA+++, I am using it as my Sun screen+Makeup Premier+BB/CC cream at the same time, it is the last step of my daily skincare routine. I am very into Korean brands when comes to makeup products, but this is apparently very popular in Korea too although it's an American brand, made in China.

Why I love it so much?!
- It is watery creamy texture, easy to apply, easy to spread on and blend
- It smells great
- It is meant to be removed with cleanser, makeup remover is not necessary
- It shows instant result and makes my skin look so much healthier
- It moisturizes well and does not feel greasy
- It is sheer pink in color and has some fine shimmer, so to create a healthy glow

The first day I used it, one of my colleagues approached me and asked why my complexion looks so good with this rosy pink effect, it's pretty amazing that someone has noticed the difference even though I was just using it for the first time.

Here's a photo of before and after effect, there wasn't any photoshop done and I took the 2 pictures under the same lighting effect. The photos were taken when my skin is in worst condition so I could not even imagine how do I expose my skin to others without wearing this Baby Cream at all. As you can see, it does not have any coverage but it definitely helps to make my skin look so much better!

The good news is, this product has finally entered Singapore market and you can find it at any Waston's for SGD$19.90 only!!

Review: Suntory Milcolla Collagen Powder

Mar 18, 2014
Yet another Collagen Powder???!!!

Yes! I am a big fan of collagen and how can I miss out the chance to try out this Suntory Milcolla 5000mg Collagen Powder, which is highly raved by 柳燕 and 牛尔老师 from 女人我最大!!

The ingredients consist of collagen peptides which are smaller than the usual collagen powder in the market, and Vitamin C which can help you build immunity. I remember 柳燕老师 mentioned that it is extremely convenient to take this collagen powder without the need to add on other types of multivitamins, which sounds like the best selling point to me.
So I ordered 2 packs from Qoo10 just to try out. You know I have switched to DHC Collagen Powder for quite a few months and compared to DHC, this Milcolla collagen tastes 100x better!!! There's no fishy taste at all, but there's only one problem, it is not easy to get dissolved (see picture), neither in luke warm water, nor hot water.

Taste and texture aside, what is most important, is the result, isn't it?!!!

So does it work?!

I know I will disappoint many with my personal opinion on this but let me just be brutally honest this time, NOPE, I do NOT see any sort of effect, NOT AT ALL!!

Surprised? 

Well I am pretty sure it works for some people based on many positive reviews from others on the internet, but just not for me. I consider myself pretty experienced with collagen stuff nowadays after trying a few different brands and consuming it for quite a long period of time. But this Milcolla brand, just doesn't show any improvement on my skin so far. I said "so far", I meant after finishing a whole pack of it. I switched back to DHC Collagen Powder right after I finished my first pack of Milcolla and I am not kidding, I can see my face brightening up right away!! And not to forget the Milcolla Collagen Powder costs way more expensive than DHC as it has 15 servings only, but DHC is for 32 servings.

If you wonder why I am so certain that it did nothing for me, basically I check my skin carefully daily and the first thing you can look out for, while consuming collagen products, is visibly minimized pores in a couple of days, followed by radiance and glow from the skin in a couple of weeks, and finally increased skin elasticity level in the next 1-2 months. For Milcolla, I just didn't observe any of these so nope, it's just not working for me no matter how its die-hard fans wish to prove me wrong.

Obviously I am going to stock up on DHC Collagen Powder from now onwards!!