Sunday, April 29, 2012


Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask with advanced antioxidants is a hydrating treatment that immediately reveals softer, firmer, healthier-looking skin. The innovative formula’s velvety whipped texture has an immediate cooling effect to refresh the skin and the senses.

Key ingredients:
-Black tea ferment is an advanced antioxidant that helps to defend against wrinkle-causing free radicals while softening, smoothing, and enhancing luster

-Lychee seed extract is known to boost collagen *

-Firming polysaccharides help to smooth the skin

-Jicima root juice is notable for its hydrating and nourishing properties

This is one of my favorite masks on the market. If you are like me, you probably wonder what exactly is the use of a mask that is not exfoliating or cleansing. I think this mask will give you the answer like it did for me. My skin feels calmer, smoother, and more even toned after using this mask. What I love the most about this mask is the tingling sensation you get after you wash it off. It's quite invigorating.

I've also tried their Rose Petal Mask and i think that one is good as well, but I didn't really see the difference with the Rose Mask other than the fact that it smelled amazing.

There are not that many masks on the market that I would recommend simply because I never really noticed a difference with them. However, this one is def a good one to try if you're into masks. Get it!

Grade: B+
Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask is $88
Read more on their website-

Friday, April 27, 2012

Mila Moursi Cleansing Milk $65

Product Description from the website- A rich, velvety cleansing milk that thoroughly cleanses the epidermis, gently dissolving and removing all impurities. Leaves skin fresh, supple, and prepared for the next step of the treatment program.

Sounds good doesn't it? But it doesn't really clean your face at all. Everytime I use this cleanser, I feel like I have to use another cleanser to clean off the stuff this cleanser left behind. It is very gentle and the texture is like milk. For the price tag of $65, it is definitely not worth it. There are so many other products on the market that are cheaper and more effective.

Grade: D
Mila Moursi Cleansing Milk is $65

You can read more about this product on their website-

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Guerlain Abeille Royale Youth Serum ($141.00)

I am a big fan of Royal Jelly and its healing properties for the body and skin. I take it orally on a daily basis, so when I saw Guerlain is coming out with a line of products sourcing from Royale Jelly, I jumped right on it.

I believe the best way the test out a line is to try their serum. Serum usually has the most amount of the ingredient that the line is based on so if the serum doesn't really do magic for your skin, the moisturizer with the same ingredient prob won't do much for you either.

What I love the most is the smell of this serum. I wish they would come out with a body lotion of this scent. It's sweet, but not overpowering. The texture is like any other serum on the market, more on the creamy side than liquid.

From the website it says- "Abeille Royale, the new anti-aging Youth Serum, employs the active power of bee products to repair wrinkles while lifting and firming skin. "

Unfortunately, when compared to other luxury products on the market, this one didn't cut it. I didn't see any difference in my skin and in fact I saw how my skin got worse when I switched from La Mer's Regenerating Serum to this and when I switched back to Regenerating Serum, I saw a difference immediately.

I would say skip it! If you love the scent as much as I do, i would say buy their toner. It has the same scent and the texture is almost like a serum. It's a great toner (they call it "lotion" in the line). I'll write a review on that sometime.

Grade: B-
Guerlain Abeille Royale Youth Serum is $141.00