Sunday, May 21, 2017

REVIEW: Cosrx's Centella Blemish Cream

Cosrx's Centella Blemish Cream was really something that I ordered out of desperation. Late last year, I was breaking out terribly on my inner cheeks, so I went to Wishtrend (Qoo10) and ordered a bunch of acne/ zit medication. And because JH has been raving non-stop about Cosrx, this cream found itself in my cart. I only started using it after my whole laser-winterland fiasco. And boy, do I love it! The above is actually my 2nd tub. And I have gotten my brother and C hooked on this too. *grins*

According to the information on Wishtrend, the Cosrx Centella Blemish Cream is made for sensitive, acne-prone skin. It is formulated to reduce stress on the skin through hydration and treatment that helps improve and relieve sensitive skin. It forms a non-oily barrier over the skin so that the natural ingredients can work on imperfections in peace. The base ingredient is Centella Asiatica Leaf Water. It is derived from Centella Asiatica, which is a medicinal herb that has been shown to help with wound healing by speeding the process, boosting antioxidants, increasing bloody supply and strengthening the skin.

The cream takes on an ointment-like feel and smells medicinal, which is actually pretty calming for me (Then again, I really like the smell of herbs, Chinese or Western.). I use it as the last step of my skincare routine, dotting only the areas which are red and spotty. And when I wake up in the morning, the zits don't completely disappear but redness is visibly reduced. No kidding. Tried and tested by my brother and C too. And the best thing is that it doesn't aggravate my eczema-prone skin! *throws confetti*

As mentioned earlier, the zits are still there but smaller. I see this more as a long-term, maintenance kind of skin care, rather than an immediate, aggressive spot treatment... Which makes it really ideal for sensitive skin. :D

There are other products in the Centella range such as the toner and the ampoule but they weren't as effective. I use the toner as an occasional mist (Just so that I use it up.) and half of the ampoule is just lying around in my toilet. :\ So if you're getting anything from this range, do pick up the cream first!

Cosrx Centella Blemish Cream is priced at USD15.20 on Wishtrend.


Friday, May 19, 2017

RAMBLINGS: 28 and still not quite sure.

I have been feeling 'lost' for a very long time now. In fact, ever since school ended, I feel like I have been 'floating about'. School was easy because everything was planned for you. You completed this level, took an exam and moved on to the next. Some people hated how rigid and boring that was but adulthood seems to have too much freedom for me. I enjoy my job but that's about it. It's just a job (I'm not talking about the relationships/ friendships that come out of my job. But what my job actually is.). I love teaching JC Mathematics (I sincerely find it very cool.) but it ends when I come home. And I really have zero desire to climb the ladder (Which involves doing a lot of stuff that doesn't include teaching.), which I guess is the reason why I find myself in a very disposable position.

There are things that I want to do, but they are risky and I'm not much of a risk-taker. I'm scared of failing and I'm scared that if I went all out and I failed, I would have wasted a huge chunk of my life and I would be too old to rectify anything. But I also know that if I carried on with this road, I would die very sad.

I know how much this sounds like a spoilt kid with a first world problem. I do know, so I'm really sorry but this is my space. And I'm going to use it to figure out what I want to do with my life. Also, I'm not really a figure so I still can be a little selfish. Heh.

Where blogging is concerned... It has always been a huge part of my life. But there was a point when I felt that all my daily ramblings were frivolous and switched to writing about beauty. Then, I got all caught up in the whole beauty-blogger business and I felt like I 'lost' myself even more. And this is why I haven't been blogging much and why I'm penning this down now.

I want to write again. No matter how frivolous it seems to be, this is my space and I want to write for myself. I want to embark on all my little projects again and I want this space to be a journal of all my little 'messes'.

So yeah. Like what P told me, do what you want but make sure it's from your heart. Here's to courage, more courage and even more courage. x

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