Thursday, November 22, 2012

Review: BALANCE & PURE Skincare range by Porcelain, The Face Spa

Continue from my previous blog post of Porcelain, The Face Spa skincare review (click to read SOOTHE range), here is the BALANCE & PURE product review.

I am reviewing these 5 skincare products: (from left - right)
- Porcelain, The Face Spa SOOTHE Hydro Cleanser
- Porcelain, The Face Spa SOOTHE Aloe Recovery Gel
- Porcelain, The Face Spa BALANCE Sebum Control Essence
- Porcelain, The Face Spa PURE Botanical Soothing Gel
- Porcelain, The Face Spa FLAWLESS Skin Perfecting Moisturizer


In this post, I will be reviewing the BALANCE Sebum Control and PURE Botanical Soothing Gel

My daily regimen
DAY TIME Soothe Hydro Cleanser ► BALANCE Sebum Control EssencePURE Botanical Soothing Gel ► FLAWLESS Skin Perfecting Moisturizer (SPF20)
NIGHT TIME Soothe Hydro Cleanser ► BALANCE Sebum Control Essence ► SOOTHE Aloe Recovery Gel

BALANCE Sebum Control Essence
Paraben Free. A highly concentrated treatment essence specially formulated to regulate oil excretion, increase cell’s moisture retention & balance your skin’s pH level. It has effective anti-inflammation, rejuvenation and repairing properties to help reduce redness & itching for pimple/acne skin.
Experience clearer & firmer skin with regular use.

Helps With:
Oily, Combination, Pimple & Acne Skin.

Benefits:
- Anti-flammation
- Rejuvenation
- Hydration
- Sebum control
- Detoxification

Application:
Apply 4 drops to clean face day & night after toning.

Key Active Ingredients:
- Sodium Hyaluronate (50%)
- Esculin
- Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil

Note:
Do not store for more than 4 weeks after opening.


So, how do you actually open up the BALANCE Sebum Control Essence?
I have a step-by-step pictorial here to teach you! ^_^
First, look for the "UP" word and ply it open from there...


Swatch
Now, how do you get the product out from the small outlet?
Just tilt it over and shake it once towards your palm, you'll get 1 drop of sebum essence.


Review on BALANCE Sebum Control Essence
- Has a very refreshing ointment scent
- 3-4 drops is sufficient for whole face application including neck (avoiding eye area)
- The ideal time to apply the essence is after my night bath and morning face wash as they unfavourably alters my skin pH level
- The essence then helps to balance my skin pH level back to the right level (Skin pH level is 5.5)
- Though it is an oil essence, it doesn't feel greasy at all during application
- Essence is being absorbed by the skin within seconds and leaves no greasy traces on skin
- It calms irritation and combat inflammation especially my itchy white heads which I often call them oil spots
- It reduces redness that is caused by my white heads, the redness usually reduces alittle bit by the next day
- By applying the essence twice per day (day & night) on a daily basis, the irritation and inflammation will subside after 2-3 days
- I see tremendous improvement on my skin within a month's time as the sebum level is being maintained at an adequate level, with lesser white/black heads formation
- After using the essence, I will apply moisturiser on top to maintain skin moisture as the essence could sometimes make my skin feels a little bit dry around my laugh lines and near eye area (Areas where its already dry in the first place)
- Recommended to use the essence on areas that easily oil up like T-zone and cheeks
- Recommended to use at only spot area if skin is clear except for a few small spots, and avoid using it on dry areas
- I also use the essence on my chest where sometimes pimples can be found there! O_O" It subsides quickly after a day since skin around chest area doesn't produce as much sebum as the skin on my face
- The essence is able to multi-task by controlling skin sebum level and maintain moisture level at the same time. It doesn't strip moisture off from the inflammation or the skin around it hence the inflammation/pimples don't feel dry at all, unlike the results given by conventional acne creams
I used up 1 bottle of Sebum Control Essence within 1 month+1 week's time, I love it so much that I purchased 4 more essence and was given 1 free! (Promo of Buy 4 get 1 free)
I could feel that the essence does its job really well by balancing my skin pH level at right level and detox-ing my very badly congested and unhealthy skin. Slowly, my skin cleared up after 2 months leaving only minor white heads here and there. My skin tone now looks healthier and refreshed with lesser congested pores.
I would say that the BALANCE Sebum Control Essence works a lot better than using acne/pimple creams. ^_^
Here shows the 4 + 1 BALANCE Sebum Control Essence which I bought. I posted this on my Instagram a month ago ^^



PURE Botanical Soothing Gel
A delicate cleanser with an infusion of powerful herbal ingredients, Pure, Botanical Cleanser effectively dissolves impurities without stripping the skin’s natural moisture. It is suitable for daily use to decongest & detoxify your skin, refine pores and is ideal for normal to oily skin types. Restoring your skin’s natural balance, this cleanser leaves your complexion feeling smooth, soft and radiantly clean.

Application:
Use a moderate amount to cleanse face, eye & neck and rinse thoroughly with water. Use day and night.

Key Active Ingredients:
- Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Juice
- Chamomilla Recutitia (Matricaria) Flower Extract
- Utrica Dioica (Nettle) Extract
- Melissa Officinalis Leaf Oil
- Tussilago Farfara (Coltsfoot) Flower Extract
- Equisetum Arvense Extract
- Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract
- Rosamarinus Offianalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract
- Salvia Offianalis (Sage) Leaf Extract,
- Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Green Tea) Extract

Suitable For:
All skin types especially oily, pimple & acne prone skin.

Key Benefits:
- Deep Cleanses
- Gentle for sensitive skin
- Maintain skin’s natural moisture


Swatch


Review on PURE Botanical Soothing Gel
- A nice powdery floral scent
- 1 full pump is all I need for face and neck application
- The light liquid-gel blends out easily and smoothly
- Skin feels very calming, smooth and soft during application
- After the gel is fully absorbed, the skin feels soft & velvety
- Feels very refreshing after the gel is absorbed to skin
- Doesn't feel greasy at all
- Has a velvety matte finish
- Skin doesn't look greasy or glossy at all after application
- It helps keeps moisture within skin for hours
I like the matte finish on my skin after application which also makes my large pores appear less visible and more refined.


Next up on my blog post, Porcelain, The Face Spa product review on FLAWLESS range.
Stay tune! ^___^


Where to buy?
Porcelain, The Face Spa
15 Cantonment Road
Singapore 089739
Mon - Fri: 11:00am - 9:00 pm
Sat: 10:00am - 8:00 pm

Website
Porcelain, The Face Spa Website
Porcelain, The Face Spa Facebook

Till then! Cheers! (●♡●)

Product names / Facial Treatments written and coloured in turquoise were sponsored by Porcelain, The Face Spa to me for trial & review only. I am not affiliated to the company. All photos are taken by me unless stated. All review photos are true.
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