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Postby Global Citizen » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 8:24 am

aphrodite wrote:think i'll try the za pore mask thing.



Please tell me how it works for you and where can you find it?

Still waiting for a response on Bare Minerals; does anyone here have any feed back on how effective it is?
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Postby earthfriendly » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 11:07 am

GC, I actually bought the set (2 or 3 jars? can't remember) from the store. Used it once and did not like it. Expired and threw away. I think a lot depends on the individual. The best thing is to try it in person. Don't know if you can do that at a store near you.

My face has gotten rough from years of harsh skincare products. My skin (like all my sisters) is very delicate and sensitive. Used to have porcelain skin but that is all history now. For my particular skin type, bare minerals just don't do the tricks. However, I have heard raves from many people. It really depends on the individual.

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Postby earthfriendly » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 11:18 am

emiko08 wrote:
actually, it is better to leave the pores like this and not use foundation. it would clog up the pores even more.
but if you have a important date :P , i would recommend using Ettusais.
do remember to use makeup remover when you get home and wash your face thoroughly. :)


Emiko, could you kindly advise? Why do almost all the Japanese ladies have such beautiful procelain, tofu-like complexion? Up close I can't really tell that they are using foundation.

I know a large part is due to diet and the water quality in Japan. Aside from that, what is their cosmetic / skincare secret?

One of my favorite is the Kose 2-way cake. My sis and me been using that since junior college. But I am ready to try something new and my friend recommend Shu. Are shu's products all that's cooked up to be.

I heard good things about Ettusia too. The trick with makeup powder/foundation is to start off with a makeup base. It is serves as a protective layer on the skin and allows smooth application for subsequent layers of makeup. I like the clear colored kose base. I had tried the Missha's makeup base but it is too thick for my liking.

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Postby earthfriendly » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 11:30 am

aphrodite wrote:think i'll try the za pore mask thing.

Btw, anyone has used any makeup remover that is good? I've used only za's before. It's quite good actually but thinking of trying other brands as well.
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I like Pierre Chenxu's product and Chamomile cleansing cream 14 is the greatest. I have tried a gadzillion skincare out there but nothing comes close to PC's quality. Their astringent mask 52 is great for open pores and I see results after each use. Problem is I am lazy and seldom use the mask. Most masks make use of the tightening action (usually clay) to contract the pores and hence your face feels taut when you apply it. However, PC's masks are very soothing and no tight feeling at all. Most of the masks I tried had been great.

I am not affiliated with the company but am a very grateful and satisfied customers. I will never let another skincare brand touch my face again. I have very sensitive skin.

You can google or yahoo search it.

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Postby Global Citizen » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 7:44 pm

earthfriendly wrote:GC, I actually bought the set (2 or 3 jars? can't remember) from the store. Used it once and did not like it. Expired and threw away. I think a lot depends on the individual. The best thing is to try it in person. Don't know if you can do that at a store near you.

My face has gotten rough from years of harsh skincare products. My skin (like all my sisters) is very delicate and sensitive. Used to have porcelain skin but that is all history now. For my particular skin type, bare minerals just don't do the tricks. However, I have heard raves from many people. It really depends on the individual.


Thanks EF.
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Postby Jas » Wed, 26 Apr 2006 12:00 am

foundations clogged pores. many foundations are very much oil base that had made skin worst. I feel that quality is important. I have use two types - Bobbi brown - tinted mosituriser and found a new brand -Keldman , an organic moisturizer and had natural tint that made of from lime.... amazing....
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Postby earthfriendly » Wed, 26 Apr 2006 1:19 pm

Global Citizen wrote:
earthfriendly wrote:GC, I actually bought the set (2 or 3 jars? can't remember) from the store. Used it once and did not like it. Expired and threw away. I think a lot depends on the individual. The best thing is to try it in person. Don't know if you can do that at a store near you.

My face has gotten rough from years of harsh skincare products. My skin (like all my sisters) is very delicate and sensitive. Used to have porcelain skin but that is all history now. For my particular skin type, bare minerals just don't do the tricks. However, I have heard raves from many people. It really depends on the individual.


Thanks EF.


You are welcome. Hope you find a product that you like.

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Postby aphrodite » Wed, 26 Apr 2006 11:45 pm

Global Citizen wrote:
aphrodite wrote:think i'll try the za pore mask thing.



Please tell me how it works for you and where can you find it?

Still waiting for a response on Bare Minerals; does anyone here have any feed back on how effective it is?


I remember seeing it at watson's.

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Postby hawthornflakes » Fri, 28 Apr 2006 12:01 pm

My friend uses Stila, which I find good cos it does not contain mineral oil.

I bought a brand called Chanteceille (hope i got the spelling correct cos I seldom use it so cannot remember the name on the casing le) it's pretty ex but I was intrigued by the idea of a "gel" foundation. You can try it at this shop called True Colours at Ngee Ann City, opp. Zara's outlet on Basement Level 1.

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Postby Dianthus » Fri, 28 Apr 2006 10:12 pm

earthfriendly, I think the good complexion of Japanese may alot to do with the weather.

Unlike here where the tap water is luke warm throughout the year, in many parts of Japan the tap water is always cool, if not ice cold. Thus the pores get to exercise, open and close, as you wash the face with cool/cold water in the morning and night. This helps pore to close up over time. At least pores remembers that they can close! Here the pores are open all year around! The pores get very lazy after a while .. mines got lazy and are more apparent than when I lived in Japan. Sad ...

This may not be convincing enough but this is what my beautian in Japan told me about the pores. Apart from what we are born with, I think this is quite true. Of course there are some girls having rough skins.

Make the pores do some 'exercise'! I think they'll get less visible. Try! :wink:

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Postby earthfriendly » Tue, 02 May 2006 11:22 am

Dianthus, you brought up an excellent point, the weather. My facialist has a few taiwanese and mainland chinese clients whose complexion suffered after living in SG for a few months. And she has to work her little magic on them.

I noticed Malay gals tend to have better complexion. And I have my own little theory for that. They are indigenious to this region and hence accustomed to the climate in SG. Chinese, however, do not hail from SG originally. The weather in Xiamen, where most SGeans ancestors are from, is very different from SG. It may take many generations before the Chinese acclamate to the weather (and food).

I love Malay food but very prone to breakout whenver I gobble down the laksa, rojak and sambal, whenever I vist SG.

Thanks for the tip. I am off to do some pores exercise :wink: .

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Foundation to cover pores

Postby kokosharyln » Fri, 19 May 2006 12:22 pm

basically, the color molecues in the cosmetics are larger than the skin pores thus it will not clog the pores. however, after the cosmetics oxides, the molecues may be broken down when we wipe our face with tissue to clean off the shine, oil or sebum.. the rubbing effect causes the molecues to trap onto the pores. Thus use blotter n lightly tap on surface sebum.. don rub..
Many brands of foundation can cover pores but it also depend on your skin actually.. I recommend that you treat your open pores.. I'm sure u wish to look good even when without make-up.. they are lots of pore-refining products in the market [i hav a range from France too].. it does not mean that you squeeze out the dirt on the pores or scrub everyday will help.. it will make the pore remain as is it.. use toner to close the pore after cleansing, if oily skin, scrub 2x weekly n put purifying mask.. you will notice when after sometime, the pores will look smaller.. it take time to heal the skin.

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Postby ElaineArmstrong » Fri, 02 Jun 2006 11:45 pm

I read an advertisement that says SilkPro Radiance Exfoliator can remove blackheads and reduce pore size...anyone tried this product? Any feedback?

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Foundation..cleansing oil

Postby fishdiamond » Sun, 04 Jun 2006 7:46 am

Foundation:
If you have....
Oily or combination skin, use powder foundation.
Dry skin, use liquid or cream foundation.

If you have oily skin and use cream or liquid foundation, your face will looked like a reflective plate.

I have combination skin with oil clots (whiteheads/comedones)...tried all formulas imaginable...powder foundation is still the best for my skin type. Currently, using Stila's tinted moisturizer as makeup base, Stila's stick concealer, Stila's Angel Light Whitening foundation (instead of sponge, i use a foundation brush to "brush" foundation on my face, natural effect).

Other brands that I've tried: Loreal, Biotherm, Shiseido, MAC, Prescriptive, Shu Uemura, RMK.

Cleansing oil:
There is a misconception that if u have oily skin, you should not use cleansing oil. Wrong! If you do not remove your makeup thoroughly and leave residual makeup to clog your pores (though you can't see it), and you wonder why you have sudden breakout or sensitivity...those are your bigger nightmares!

The main function of cleansing oil is to remove ALL your makeup thoroughly...if you're not comfortable with its "moisturizing effect", you may choose to follow that up with a facial cleanser...whatever makes you feel good.

FANCL's cleansing oil is good...but Shu Uemura's is the best!
AS for price, calculate the cost per ml....that should tell you which is more expensive.

I do not like cleansing milk...too much rubbing and tugging at your skin..so for heavy makeup...you'll have to go for 2nd or 3rd round of rubbing and tugging...that will affect your skins elasticity!

Hope these info are useful.

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Postby Rie_Obata » Wed, 14 Jun 2006 1:35 am

Proper cleansing & exfoliation is very important. When you dont use the proper cleanser to remove your makeup, grime etc at the end of the day ... you will start to get clogs, pimples on your face .....

Therefore, dont stinge on cleanser ....

Just my humble advise to u gals ..

Btw, I'm an aesthetician just happen to be on this forum.


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