Get Squishy Skin; Get Guerisson 9-Complex Horse Oil

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If you’re into Asian skincare like I am, products with strange ingredients wouldn’t seem so strange to you. We’ve had snail slime, bee venom, donkey milk (donkey milk?) and even horse oil. Or at least we’ve had one product which contained horse oil: the Guerisson 9-Complex Horse Oil from Germany, as the packaging boasts. After all, don’t we all know that German horses are known for being much more moisturising than all other horses?

Anyway, it’s like every review on this product warrants a mini-intro about Korean skincare and weird ingredients. To me, if it works then it works. Doesn’t mean I’ll be rushing out to purchase every horse-based product the world has to offer, just that I might consider repurchasing this one when I run out. Because it works. And I actually like it.

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Etude House Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Cream, For Those Who Bake Their Faces


Double cleansing is now a necessity. If you wear makeup, there really is no excuse for it. You may think that your lone facial wash is enough to remove everything from your face but trust me, it isn’t. And even if it did, that’s not a good thing either. That would mean your facial wash is too harsh and stripping for continued use. The ideal step is to have two separate, gentle steps in your face washing routine, with two separate products. Now it may sound like the beauty industry is trying to pull a fast one on us to get us to buy more products but it really isn’t. If you wear a full face of makeup daily, just facial wash isn’t going to cut it. I was one of those one-step-face-wash routine types before. I wore foundation every day yet the only makeup removal step I did was to wash my face with Neutrogena face wash and that was it. It didn’t take long until my bad habits caught up with me. Luckily, I got on that double cleansing game and my skin has been saved.

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Lucas’ Papaw Ointment, or The Only Lip Balm That Matters


Choosing a lip balm can be a real bummer. I once tried the infamous Smith’s Rosebud Salve, and I thought it did nothing. I’ve also tried the equally-infamous Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment, which was wonderful. It really was one of the best lip balms I’ve ever had. But it was RM60— then, it’s about RM85 at Sephora now— and there is no way I am shelling out more than half of a hundred ringgit on a product that I will use up in seconds. I use a lot of matte lipsticks, ergo I need a lot of lip balm.

So I could pick up one of the many random lip balms they sell at pharmacies. They’re cheap— like somewhere between RM10 and RM30 cheap— and some of them are sure to work. Sure, they’re plain and functional and are basically the sensible black trousers of beauty products but it’s either that or going broke purchasing re-purchasing Fresh lip balms, right? But wait, before we resign to a lifetime of dull cocoa-flavoured chapstick, let us instead dive into the random, medicinal section of the pharmacy and instead pick up a tube of Lucas’ Papaw Ointment.

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If You Asked Me To Define Perfect, I’d Just Point To Biore Perfect Cleansing Water


There was a point in my life when I didn’t do much when it comes to cleansing my face… All I did was splash my face with water and facial wash followed by toner and moisturiser and I’d call it a day. That, to me, was my night time skincare routine.

How foolish I was! But of course, being only about 18 or 19 years old my skin was still strong enough to retain itself from looking like shit. Add that to the fact that teenaged me didn’t really wear all that much makeup anyway. As I got older, I started piling on more makeup and it came to the point where I needed a skincare routine to match. For most people, you can’t be a maximista with your makeup yet a minimalista with your skincare and not expect your skin to riot.

Take my word when I say this, but when it comes to skincare I trust Asian brands more than I would the American brands… although I admit that this doesn’t stop me from getting some Kiehl’s stuff here and there. Anyway, by this point I’m sure we all know or at least have heard of double cleansing where you first remove your makeup before then washing your face with water and a cleanser.

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