Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Ciracle Shiny BB Cream- A Multifunctional Korean Beauty Product.

BB cream is also known as Blemish Balm cream. Since Asian skins are most prone to acne marks and pimples, it became a "Hot" product for Asians. Blemish Balm creams are supposed to address many skin concerns and is expected to work not only as a concealer by hiding pimples, minimizing redness but also providing SPF protection.

In Pakistan I don't know if there is any BB cream available other than the Garnier's. So I consider myself lucky to be sponsored with Ciracle Shiny BB cream- one of the best Korean's beauty brand by WishTrend. (WishTrend is an online fashion store that aims to distribute Korean products globally.)


It comes in 40ml squeezy gray colored tube with a steel cap and sealed nozzle.It is packed in a carton that matches its tone and theme. Looks quite elegant and yes seems a high end product with this corporate colour. If you are too choosy about packaging while making a selection for your beauty brand, then Ciracle Shiny BB cream is sure to satisfy you.

Lets find out how much efficiently it works:
Ciracle Shiny BB Cream is a multi functional BB cream with the effectiveness of 21 SPF, skin whitening elements and  with anti wrinkle qualities. Company claims that it is enriched with Vitamin C- skin nourishing ingredients, intended to make your skin look healthier than the bare skin. 
It has not only covered pimples but has reduced redness as well.
This was my first experience of using any BB cream, so I accept I had made extreme expectations from it. Believe it, BB creams are no any MIRACLE creams. It cannot make your skin flawless like Snow white with a swish of a wand. However, you will find them better than your routine foundations. Ciracle BB cream is neither very thick, nor very thin. I like that its somewhat in between. Do not worry if you bear an oily skin-It is for you :) It blends easily. However you still need to be careful to take an amount suitable for you. If you try to adjust an overly squeezed amount on your face, you will get a silverish grey face as a result. Be very extra careful therefore. What I disliked was its ONLY shade to choose from. How can a single shade deal with all the variable skin tones around the world? But yeah, it is quite close to the Asian skin tones. It is not a perfect match to my skin, but I still love to apply it when I want a natural coverage.

It provides medium coverage, covers blemishes to some extent and reduces redness. However, since it is not a perfect match for me- I still have to apply my foundation. It corrects the facial tones and brings all parts of face in one tone even chin and forehead- most congested parts on a face. It does not make skin oily, and is fragrance free. Looks more perfect when is used with compact powder. It acts as a good makeup base. I hope you will be happy to skip your foundation if it matches your skin tone.

40 ml for US$ 23.99- high end product, I said.

  1. Natural coverage
  2. Anti wrinkle
  3. Skin whitening
  4. Conceals blemishes & Reduces redness
  5. Attractive packaging
  6. Oil free
  7. No side effects
  8. Good for Asian girls
  9. For all skin types
  10. Corrects skin complexion
  1. Just a single shade to choose from :(
  2. A bit expensive
  3. May cast a silverish effect if it doesn't match your skin tone
  4. Not available in Pakistan
  5. Not sufficient SPF for warm countries. I prefer 50 spf, since temperature here shoots up 45 degrees Celsius. 
End of the Line:

Over all its a good bb cream and also lives upto the claims made by the company. I wish they develop more shades in it, so that it could make every girl happy! Even if it does not match your skin tone no worries, you can still use it as a concealer on your pimples etc. Wear your foundation over it normally.

If you are thrilled by reading this review, you can order yours from Wish Trend here. They deliver globally. your package will reach to you in maximum 14 days.

Coupon No: S8DJ5T72
  1. Can be used only once per one person
  2. Cant be used with the others voucher

Do share which bb cream are you using these days?
Notice: I was also sent Klair's illuminating supple serum with BB cream. Since I do not find it ethical to write sample reviews, I have restricted my review to the full product only.

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Liz Earle Gentle Face Exfoliator: Claims Justified!

Even though we cleanse, tone and moisturize our skins daily, we must not neglect the importance of exfoliation once/twice or thrice a week depending on our skin types.It is a fact that a cleanser is needed for removing the surface dirt from your face whereas toning is done to finish off the process in order to avoid future bacteria accumulation in pores.With proper moisturizing,our facial skin that is so delicate and important, screams for exfoliation.

In absence of proper exfoliation, we are leaving our skins vulnerable to following:
  • Clogged Pores
  • Uneven Texture and Skin Tone
  • Dullness
  • Acne
Exfoliation makes skin healthier, glowing and leaves it soft and supple. In order to achieve smooth skin,  importance of exfoliation cannot be ignored. The purpose that lies behind exfoliation is the removal of dead cells that causes our skin look pale, unattractive and dull. From scrubs to peels, one can go for any of the several options available for exfoliation. I was lucky enough to get an excellent gentle face exfoliator from the famous botanical brand of Liz Earle. It is enriched with micro jojoba beads, purifying eucalyptus, and skin softening cocoa butter. I love Liz Earle Gentle Face Exfoliator because it contains jojoba beads that are not only known for its skin brightening abilities, but also provide protection from free-radicals production. 

It comes in a cylindrical pump bottle similar to that of Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish.The bottle's colour make it even more elegant. I simply take a pump or two of the product and gently massage it in circular motions with the finger tips. This stimulates blood circulation and gives a healthy pinkish glow.My skin is congested more at chin and forehead, therefore as advised I focus more on the congested areas. The micro jojoba beads roll over face smoothly during massage, giving a relaxing and soothing sensation. Since they are soft,they gently buff away dead skin cells and impurities without rupturing skin. Cocoa butter adds more benefits, since it leaves skin smooth and fresh.

It gives best result after cleansing, since cleanser removes the surface dirt. After cleansing the next step should be exfoliation. If you are planning to put on any masks or face pack,exfoliate with Liz Earle Gentle Face Exfoliator first!It pampers you by paving ways for masks to go beneath your skin and fetch out the impurities stocking in your lower skin layers.Seal lock your opened pores with Liz Earle Instant Skin Boost Tonic and Moisturizer.

How Frequently Should It Be Used:
People with different skins may have different exfoliation needs. If you have dry skin, exfoliating once a week will be okay. Too much exfoliation will make your skin dry, because its only purpose is to remove dead skin cells. Dead skin cells of course take sometime in the formation. Watch out, if you are removing too much of your living cells in craze of exfoliation! People with oily skin including me find it essential to exfoliate twice in winters and thrice a week in summer. Oily skins are more prone to clogged pores and breakouts specially in hot summers, where temperature loves shooting up 45 degree Celsius.

It is suitable for all skin types, however people with sensitive skin should test it before picking it as their skin care regimen.

£13.00 for 70 ml/e 2.3 fl.oz pump bottle
Buy it online here or join FB page if you are a real crazy fan of Liz Earle like me and do not want to miss any updates.

I found it an extremely good exfoliator, so yes the claims made by the company are justified. If you want an exfoliator that doesn't play harsh with your skin, then I will suggest you Liz Earle Gentle Face Exfoliator to deal with your skin problems!!

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