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Welcome to my beauty blog, and you will find a lot of beauty sharings here. As a shopaholic and a skincare maniac, I always like to try new things in market. And the most important thing is I just share what I had tried for at least a month to get most trustworthy testimonial. Besides, as a cosmetic analyst, I'll share with you more interesting facts behind these bottles and jars. Feel free to drop by here and I am looking forward to approaching you soon.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Beauty Info: Something between Scar & Snail

Snail? Ever imagine they are one of the ingredients in your skincare? Huh, you feel yucky?

Don't worry, i know escargot is a delicious French cuisine and best serve with grilled garlic butter. However, please do not confuse it as skin food as they use sticky, transparent snail secretion instead of snail meat or snail shell!

Snail secretion contain mucin, a sticky substance (mucus) that helps in skin renewal and promote scar recovery open acne scar or open wound. It acts as a sealing glue to patch up and repair affected areas. Meanwhile, due to its mucosity, it keeps moisture.

Snail cream is gaining popular in korean skincare after BB cream, almost all medium to low range of korean brands such as Missha, Bavipha, It's skin, Nature Republic, lauch snail cream respectively. For massive cosmetic groups such as LG and Amore Pacific, they are still peeping on how these small brands work with snail cream, and yet until now they still haven't lauched any snail cream.

However, the potential of snail secretion is utilized by Kose group to include it as selling point in prestige line, Cosme Decorte AQMW anti-aging range. However, Cosme Decorte did not use any snail or snail secretion as marketing point but use mucinsome. Mucinsome is a mucin secretion encapsulated by liposome to carry into skin easily.


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Product Comment: Cosme Decorte Moisture Liposome

A pump of crystal clear light fluid absorb fast upon application on my face after cleansing, Cosme Decorte moisture liposome deliver what they promises: radiance, translucency, commitment to hydrate skin. Other than that, it contains high-tech liposome to encapsulate active ingredients penetrate to skin quickly without destroying them and release. Owing to this characteristic, liposome can guarantee for the effectiveness delivery to skin and benefit to skin. Any skincare product with liposome could never be a cheap product, the raw material is very high cost.

With abundant list of hydrating substances such as butylene glycol, glycerin, sodium hyaluronate, sodium PCA, it keep skin moisture but leave a little bit of sticky sensation (due to high amount of glycerin) especially oily skin. If you sleep at air condition space, you will feel a smoother touch.

To apply this, i recommend moisture liposome before toner as moisture liposome is small molecular water droplets, it tends to penetrate to skin better without barrier before big molecular droplets (toner).

Recommended to dehydrated skin and dry skin

Ingredient list:
Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Hydrogenated lecithin, Acetyl Glutamine, Betula alba, Lemon extract, Equisetum arvense, Humulus Lupulus, Orchid, Pinus Sylvestris Cone, Rosmarinus officinalis, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA, Tocopherol, Alcohol, Benzophenone-5, Carbomer, Cholesterol, Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Methylparaben, Fragrance


Granmula: An Exquisite Aura works Lively

Fragrance could be synthetically made, or even more expensive, extracted from flowers. Among many extraction methods, HEADSPACE EXTRACTION METHOD is one of the most extraordinary high technology methods as the plant is still ALIVE during capturing the odor of an aromatic substance using a bell-jar. Hence, the essence of flowers are remaining lively active and have promosing therapeutic effects.

Scents of Granmula named as Bouquet de Granmula, it is an impressive scent of the finest beauty created from more than 20 kinds of flowers such as saffron, magnolia, grapfruit, mint, kemin, rose, iris, jasmine, muguet, ylang-ylang and trees such as musk, cedarwood and moss. Especially saffron is as expensive as gold, has a short lifetime when it starts to bloom in the morning and reaches full bloom within 1 hour. Aroma release during its prime flowering time, and aromatic substances gradually decline. Within 3 days, saffron scent is almost completedly vanished.

Bouquet de Granmula is a fresh, glamorous and sensual scent to give you total comfort and relaxation. Thus, it will create an exquisite aura to enhance skin penetration of active ingredients in Granmula: Carnitine, Bisamin, Magnolinate and Rhododenol.
Carnitine: accelerate the generation of energy necessary for keratinization, it helps skin elasticity and firmness

Bisamin: adjust cell adhesion balance, it helps skin firmness

Magnolinate: inhibit tyrosinase maturity, it helps skin fairness without flaw

Rhododenol: inhibit tyrosinase activation, it helps skin pigmentation and whitening

Granmula, a simple and yet multifunctional skincare works wonder for the skin, especially if you feel too troublesome to use essence, mask, or other treatments. Of course, if you want to corperate Granmula with your daily or weekly skincare routine, it just like you add-on some spices and sugar to make the dishes taste more delicious. So, Granmula is your beauty soul for your skin to keep your beautiful promises.