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    VDL Lumilayer Primer | For Radiant, Glowy Skin

    TGIF, beauty nerds! Today we’re talking about one of the best-selling face primers in the Korean beauty world, the VDL Lumilayer Primer. Before we get started though, I have some exciting news! Beauty Nerd By Night has made it to Feedspot’s Top 75 Korean Beauty Blogs list – yay! Thank you guys for all the amazing support and for making that possible 🙂 I never really thought of Beauty Nerd By Night as a “Korean beauty blog” but we do discuss Korean beauty products A TON over here, don’t we? :p They’re just so dang good!

    When I mentioned the VDL Lumilayer Primer in my 16 Korean Beauty Products You Need Right Now post, my bottle ran out. So for my Jolse collaboration this month, I decided to pick up a new bottle and do an in-depth review for you!

    VDL Lumilayer Primer | For Radiant, Glowy Skin

    VDL Lumilayer Primer ($16/30ml)

    The VDL Lumilayer Primer has luminous violet pigments that give one heck of a glow and brightens up the skin to give a 3-dimensional effect. The violet pigments help to brighten up any dullness while highlighting and giving the skin a voluminous look. The formula itself is very hydrating and creates a smooth base for flawless makeup application.

    Where to Buy:

    Jolse (always comes with tons of free samples!)

    Amazon

    Sasa

    Althea

    VDL Lumilayer Primer | For Radiant, Glowy Skin

    Let us first take a moment and give this packaging the attention it deserves! Oh, btw, does anyone else use to love folding these paper stars? Lol okay, back to the topic at hand… The packaging of this primer is freaking beautiful. I think the bottle is made of glass. It feels like a cross between glass and plastic… only one way to find out but we’re not gonna do that :p But it does feel quite weighty so I’m going to go ahead and say that it’s glass! And not just any glass… it’s the best type – frosted glass!! When the light hits it at certain angles, there is a gorgeous violet shift. Best part? It comes with a pump!

    VDL Lumilayer Primer | For Radiant, Glowy Skin VDL Lumilayer Primer | For Radiant, Glowy Skin

    The formula of the primer itself is quite a thin consistency. One pump of this is more than enough for my entire face. It’s white when you first pump it out, but as you spread it out, you’ll start to see the violet particles in it. After spreading it across the skin, the violet pigments disperse and leaves the skin with a gorgeous bright, healthy glow. The product has a slight fragrance – it smells fresh and isn’t overpowering. It doesn’t linger, but it’s something to keep in mind if you’re very sensitive to fragrance.

    This VDL Lumilayer primer is very hydrating and gets rid of any dry patches so that makeup goes on smoothly. It’s very lightweight and doesn’t feel greasy on the skin. It does leave a slight tackiness so that makeup can stick onto it well.

    You can wear this product alone or under a foundation. It does have very tiny, and I mean miiiiicro shimmer that isn’t noticeable after you put a foundation over top. If you have dry skin and you want a healthy glow without putting on any other makeup, this is perfect worn alone! Since I have oily skin, I avoid wearing this alone because glow + oil isn’t the best combination. My personal favourite is to mix it in with a full-coverage or matte foundation and it just gives the perfect radiant finish. It makes my skin look flawless and super healthy! I have a post on “The Oily Girl’s Guide to Glowy Skin” where I show you some tips on how I get my skin to look glowy, but not greasy. This product works amazingly for that!

    All in all, I think this VDL Lumilayer Primer is the BEST primer I’ve ever tried by far to get a radiant, glowy look to your skin. I have honestly never used a primer that gave my skin the sort of natural glowy, dewy, healthy gorgeousness (for lack of a better word heh) that this does! However, it definitely isn’t the longest lasting primer. If you are in need of something that will keep your makeup in place the entire day, I would layer a different primer underneath, like the Etude House Beauty Shot Blur primer (which I’ll be reviewing soon so keep your eyes peeled for that!).

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    Jiawun

    *Products were sent to me. I have a monthly collaboration with Jolse where I get to pick out a few things to try and share with you guys! All opinions are 100% honest and my own. I only ever recommend products I really love! You can read my full disclosure here.
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    LANEIGE Fresh Calming Toner & Morning Mask

    Guys, I haven’t been this excited about a skincare line in a loooong time! Today we’re talking about two products from the LANEIGE Fresh Calming range – the LANEIGE Fresh Calming Toner and the LANEIGE Fresh Calming Morning Mask, but what’s a post written by me without some rambling first? :p

    I definitely don’t say this enough, but I love living in Malaysia – the gorgeous places, the amazing people, and the food (guyysssss, the foooood). The one thing that I’m not a big fan of though, is the heat and the humidity. For someone who has very sensitive skin that’s prone to heat rashes on my face, I need to keep my skin hydrated and cool at all times. I would wake up and spend 12482 hours doing my makeup, walk outdoors for 30 minutes, and these red patches start flaring up. And let me tell you, they itch like a mother. Fast-forward 30 more minutes, I’ve scratched and rubbed all my makeup off and is walking around with a patchy red face.

    There was a period of time, in May I think, that it got really bad. It even scared the lady doing my facial because once she took off my makeup, I was patchy everywhere lol. She thought I was having some severe allergic reaction to something she used. The only thing that worked to calm them down is to slather on a thick layer of Aloe Vera Gel and leave it on for an hour or so. This isn’t possible when I’m running errands, at class, or just anywhere other than home. I’ve flipped over every corner of the internet but nothing else seemed to work. I was on the verge of giving up when my prayers were answered by the skincare gods because LANEIGE dropped a new range that got rid of them for good.

    Laneige Fresh Calming Toner & Morning Mask | The Best Skincare Range for Sensitive Skin

    I sound like a walking ad because whenever a friend asks me for a skin care recommendation, I’d say the LANEIGE Fresh Calming range. It’s the perfect skincare range for anyone living in a hot, humid environment. Even if you don’t suffer from heat rash flare-ups, it soothes the skin and gives a cool, calming feeling. Not only that, it also hydrates your skin without feeling heavy or oily. Also, the LANEIGE Fresh Calming Morning Mask is the perfect morning moisturiser for anyone with oily/combination skin.

    The LANEIGE Fresh Calming range is developed specially for combination skin, infused with their LANEIGE Skin EqualizingTM technology that soothes and moisturises the skin to regain healthy skin balance. This whole range aims to provide immediate moisturising and soothing effects for oily/combination skin that is dehydrated. Many times, our skin gets oily when it’s dehydrated because it produces more sebum to try to combat the dehydration. This LANEIGE Fresh Calming range is free of oil, animal ingredients, synthetic pigments, and triethanolamine. They are also hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested so they are suitable for even the most sensitive skin.

    Laneige Fresh Calming Toner & Morning Mask | The Best Skincare Range for Sensitive Skin

    The two key ingredients in the LANEIGE Fresh Calming line is Lychee and Deep Sea Water. Natural lychee extract helps soothe the skin and also remove skin irritants. Not only that, lychee skin contains polyphenol, which is a powerful antioxidant. The polyphenol helps to soothe not only the surface of the skin but from deep within the skin layers as well. Deep Sea Water, on the other hand, is used for its moisturising properties. Because Deep Sea Water is rich in minerals, it keeps the skin hydrated and nourished. It also has antioxidant effects and protects skin from harmful UV rays.

    Laneige Fresh Calming Toner

    LANEIGE Fresh Calming Toner (RM120/250ml)

    The LANEIGE Fresh Calming Toner soothes and reinforces the skin’s moisture barrier. It balances the skin by maintaining the water to oil ratio. Can we first talk about that packaging? It’s not a big deal or anything but I freaking love the ombre effect and the transparent base! Also, at 250mls, it’s a pretty big bottle. I’ve been using it every morning for the past two months and I’ve barely used half the bottle.

    I love using this in the morning because it cools and soothes my skin. It feels super refreshing in the morning, and it also has a fresh lychee scent that smells so amazing and wakes me up in the morning. I especially love this toner when it’s a little bit cold from sitting in my air-conditioned room overnight. It really helps to depuff my skin, making it look radiant and healthy.

    Laneige Fresh Calming Morning Mask

    Laneige Fresh Calming Morning Mask Texture

    LANEIGE Fresh Calming Morning Mask (RM115/80g)

    This LANEIGE Fresh Calming Morning Mask is actually a moisturiser. Not just any moisturiser though, it is the best morning moisturiser ever. Most moisturisers I’ve tried are either too heavy for the morning time or leave a greasy layer on my skin that makes my makeup slide right off. The one thing I absolutely love about this product is that when you pump it out of the bottle, it is actually an airy mousse texture! Then I just spread it on my face and it turns into a lightweight watery moisturiser. It absorbs almost immediately, cooling the skin and deeply hydrating the skin.

    This is great in the morning because it replenishes the lost moisture from the harsh air-conditioning. Not only that, it smoothes out any dry patches which help to prep the skin for makeup. It has a very soothing, aromatherapeutic scent which I absolutely love for the morning time!

    I’m obsessed with these two products, and if you have sensitive skin or skin that is prone to redness, try them out – I promise you won’t regret it! I think it’s safe to say that the LANEIGE Fresh Calming Toner & Morning Mask has been my top skincare find of 2017 by far! I guess we’ll have to see at the end of the year in my yearly favourites if this has changed 😉

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    Thanks for reading, xoxo

    Jiawun

    *Products were sent to me when they were released. I didn’t have to write a post about it, but I always share things that I’ve been loving 🙂 As always, all opinions are 100% honest and my own. You can read my full disclosure here.
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    MAXCLINIC NTS Meso Change Roller Program | Skin Microneedling?

    TGIF, beauty nerds! As most of you know (due to my incessant whining haha), I had a crazy busy semester at university. It was one of the most stressful three months I’ve had to date! But now that that’s all over, I’m just enjoying my month-long semester break working on Beauty Nerd By Night and of course, giving myself some me time. Obviously, with me-times, there has to be some pampering right? So I’ve been using a tonne of new skincare and body products which I’m so excited to show you guys. To kick it off, today I’ll be talking about the MAXCLINIC NTS Meso Change Roller Program. 

    MAXCLINIC NTS Meso Change Roller | Skin Microneedling

    What Is It?

    Yeah, I know. MAXCLINIC NTS Meso Change Roller is a pretty weird name that does not sound like skincare at all. But it’s actually a Korean beauty product (which I’m obsessed with, here’s 16 of the best Korean beauty products for you to obsess over too. You’re welcome! ;)) month-long program to help moisturise and firm the skin, leaving you with glowy, elastic skin. In the kit, you get four of the MAXCLINIC Deep & Deeper Meso Change Ampoule, a roller handle, and four disposable Hyaluronic Meso Change Rollers, which uses the microneedling technique to help skincare products absorb into the skin effectively.

    How Does It Work?

    How it works is, you attach a disposable Hyaluronic Meso Change Roller onto the golden roller handle. Then, after applying the Deep & Deeper Meso Change Ampoule (or any other skincare ampoule of your liking), you use the Meso Change Roller and roll it on your face. What this does is, with any other microneedling treatment, it creates hundreds of micro-punctures on the top layer of your skin so that the product can be easily absorbed. It sounds really scary and painful (I mean, we’re talking about freaking punctures on the skin), but I promise you, it really isn’t. It doesn’t harm your skin, it doesn’t hurt, and it’s not scary at all. If anything, it’s pretty relaxing.

    MAXCLINIC NTS Meso Change Roller | Skin Microneedling

    MAXCLINIC Deep & Deeper Meso Change Ampoule

    An ampoule is a concentrated serum, usually specifically targeted to one or two skin concerns. In this case, the Deep & Deeper Meso Change Ampoule targets dehydration and ageing skin. It helps to moisturise and firm the skin, leaving you with glowy, elastic skin. This ampoule is used daily, after cleansing and toning the face to ensure proper absorption. The formula of this is a watery gel texture that absorbs immediately into the skin upon application. Also, a little bit goes a loooong way and one tiny tube of this ampoule lasts about a week with daily use. Even when you’re not using the microneedling roller, you can still apply this as part of your serum step in your skincare routine.

    MAXCLINIC NTS Meso Change Roller | Skin Microneedling

    MAXCLINIC Hyaluronic Meso Change Roller

    This kit comes with a super gorgeous gold roller handle and four Hyaluronic Meso Change Rollers. The roller handle looks very luxurious, but it’s actually made of plastic so it doesn’t feel as luxurious as it looks. Each Hyaluronic Meso Change Roller can only be used once and should be disposed of after. This month-long program includes four Hyaluronic Meso Change Roller, used once a week. Each of the Meso Change Rollers is packaged individually for hygiene purposes. All you have to do is fix the roller to the handle, take off the cap and you’re ready to use!

    MAXCLINIC NTS Meso Change Roller | Skin Microneedling

    So this is how the MAXCLINIC NTS Meso Change Roller looks like attached to the roller handle. As you can see from the close-up, the Meso Change Roller has tiny little “needles” that roll over the skin to open up tiny little punctures for better product absorption, using the microneedling technique.

    How Did It Go?

    On a certain day each week (I chose Sunday, because Sunday = Lazy, Pamper Day), I use this in my nighttime skincare routine, right after cleansing and toning my skin. This was my very first time trying out microneedling so when I first used the roller, I was a little taken aback by it. If you’ve never tried microneedling before, you will definitely feel a “sharp” feeling when you’re rolling it on your face. It’s not harsh or painful by any means, it’s just something that you will definitely notice. Once you’re used to it, it’s actually very relaxing – almost feels like you’re getting a facial treatment done!

    After using this program, I really enjoyed the entire kit. The ampoule isn’t sticky and absorbs right into my skin. It’s very lightweight and didn’t break me out (which is good, because my acne-prone skin is very sensitive and breaks out if I use anything too oily) at all. It has hydrated and definitely increased the elasticity of my skin. My favourite part, though, definitely has to be the rolling! I feel that it has really helped the products I put on before and after rolling, to really absorb into my skin so that they are more effective.

    You can buy the MAXCLINIC NTS Meso Change Roller Program on Amazon for $179.99

    If you’re looking for a good hydrating and firming skincare kit to try, I would highly suggest this MAXCLINIC NTS Meso Change Roller Program. If you’ve never tried microneedling before, I think this is a good way to dip your toes in the water to get a feel of how it is.

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    Jiawun

    *This product was sent as one of the products in the BNTGirls June 2017 box. BNTGirls is a group of beauty bloggers that get sent Korean beauty products each month to try out and review. All opinions are 100% honest and my own. You can read my full disclosure here.
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    16 Korean Beauty Products You Need Right Now

    Hello, friends! Korean beauty products have been all the rage for quite some time now, and for good reason. They are innovative, have super cute packaging, and in my personal experience with most of the products I’ve tried, very effective! When you’re first starting to try out K-beauty products, it can be a little overwhelming because there are a ton of products out there. Korean makeup looks are usually more on the natural side because they focus mainly on skincare. If you’ve never heard of the crazy Korean beauty routines, one of the most popular ones is probably the 10-step skincare routine. Yep, 10 different products for one skincare routine. It works though. I mean, have you seen their youthful glow?

    Whether you’re a K-Beauty addict like me or just wanting to dip your toes in the (very dangerously addictive) K-beauty waters, these are the 16 Korean Beauty Products You Need Right Now!

    16 BEST Korean Beauty Products You Need!

    1. Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel – This stuff saved my skin. No kidding. I used to have those pesky tiny bumps all over my forehead that just don’t seem to go away. I put on a thick layer of this on my face before heading to bed every night and washed it off when I woke up. My skin cleared up within two weeks! Even though those little bumps have cleared up, I still use this to prevent them, keep my skin moisturised and looking glowy. Because aloe vera has natural soothing properties, it also cools down the skin after a long day and helps with sunburns too.

    2. MIZON Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule – Ampoules are basically concentrated serums that are targeted toward a specific problem. This MIZON one has anti-aging properties and helps to lift the skin. The cool thing about this product is, the effect is very noticeable very quickly (many Amazon reviews agree!). It helped with my skin elasticity and gave me bouncy, glowy skin. This also makes my face feel very smooth and soft.

    3. Etude House Bubble Tea Sleeping Mask (Strawberry) – Sleeping masks are one of my favourite Korean beauty products in general. You apply it before going to bed and wash it off in the morning with your usual morning cleansing routine to reveal soft, glowy skin. I’ve been using this Etude House one for a while and I love it because it doesn’t feel sticky on my skin and is very lightweight. Also, how cute is that packaging? Makes me crave bubble tea! It also comes in 3 different “flavours”, Strawberry, Green Tea, and Black Tea. They also have a 3 pack one, with one of each “flavour”.

    4. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask – If you have very chapped lips, you need this in your life! I use this as a lip balm when I wake up, and also before I go to bed. I apply a thin layer in the morning and a thicker layer at night so it can work its magic to reveal soft lips when I wake up. I swear by this stuff – my lips have never been chapped again. Love!

    5. Su:m 37 Miracle Rose Stick Cleanser – This cleanser is everything I want in a cleanser – it lathers up easily, it doesn’t feel drying on the skin, it takes off any dirt or leftover makeup, and it has a very fresh scent that I love. I use this as my second cleanser, after a cleansing water, and it’s amazing. It cleans my skin so well and brightens up my skin too. This is also great for travelling since it’s not a liquid and you can just bring it on the plane for long flights.

    6. VDL Lumilayer Primer – If you have combination/oily skin, but you still love a good healthy glow when it comes to your foundation, you need to try this out! After putting this on, any foundation you put on top of it will look radiant and naturally glowy. It has a very soft glow effect that doesn’t look greasy or oily. This is definitely one of the best “glowy” primers for combination/oily skin.

    7. TONYMOLY I’m Real Sheet Masks (11 Pack) – Sheet masks are a must in every Korean skincare routine! I really love these ones because they’re so effective and very affordable. They have so many different ones, but my favourites are definitely the moisturising and the brightening ones! The moisturising ones help with the dry flaky skin on my cheeks and the brightening ones leave a healthy glow on my skin.

    8. Banila Co. Clean It Zero Sherbet Cleanser – I use this cleansing balm in place of my cleansing water when I have more makeup on my face. It removes all traces of makeup, even waterproof mascara and long-wear liquid lipsticks. I scoop out a small amount and rub it gently on my skin. It melts immediately upon contact with the skin and melts all the makeup off with it. I use a cleansing foam after this, and my skin feels super clean but not dry. This also comes in a BIG size tub of this, if you’re interested!

    9. TONYMOLY Petit Bunny Gloss Bar – Take a break from the drying, liquid lipstick trend and use this instead! It’s a highly moisturising lip product that gives a subtle pop of colour to the lips. And have you seen this packaging? I have two backups of this in my collection! It’s one of my favourites “no makeup” makeup products.

    10. Labiotte Wine Lip Tint (6 Colors Pack) – The packaging of this lip tint is a wine bottle and it comes in 6 different colours to choose from. This dries down to a matte finish and is very long-lasting. There is also a sample kit with 3 of these wine lip tints available on Amazon. If you’re a beauty product lover AND a wine lover… this is for you! No reason not to get it, right? Better yet, you could even wear your new wine lip tint while you drink wine!

    11. Neogen Dermalogy Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Wine – This is an exfoliating pad that is amazing for sensitive skin. If physical scrubs are too harsh for your skin, check this one out! Not only is it super effective, it also has a wine scent! Can you tell how much I love wine? #sorrynotsorry haha!

    12. Etude House Tint My Brows Gel – If you cherish every minute of sleep you have in the morning, you need to get this! I LOVE this stuff! This is a brow tint that lasts about 3 days before fading. I apply it and leave it on for about 2 hours, then I peel it off (yes, it’s a peel off but it doesn’t hurt at all and it doesn’t pull out your brow hairs, promise!). It usually takes me around 15 minutes to do my brows each morning so using this product saves me a ton of time.

    13. The SAEM Cover Perfection Tip Concealer SPF28/PA++ – This concealer is creamy, high coverage and doesn’t crease! It’s very lightweight yet covers every single blemish. It’s also really great for concealing undereye circles. I haven’t tried the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, but a ton of reviews say that this is an exact dupe of the NARS. It’s very affordable, and it works amazingly. I featured it in my Half Drugstore, Half High End post if you want to see it in action!

    14. Kailijumei Flower Jelly Moisturising Lipstick – When I first saw this lipstick, I was pretty sceptical because it looked gimmicky… But I was actually proven wrong! It’s a colour changing lipstick that depends on the temperature. It’s very moisturising on the lips and it stains the lips so it lasts all day! If you love gorgeous lipsticks and long-lasting stains, this is definitely for you!

    15. belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb – This is my favourite moisturiser EVER. It really hydrated my skin, balanced out the oils, and best of all… it helped me clear my skin! It has a really aromatherapeutic scent that I absolutely love! I have a full review of this up if you’re interested to read more in depth information about it and how well it worked for me.

    16. Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Science Activator Ampoule – If you’re a fan of the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair, try this one out! It’s much (and I mean muchhhhhh) lighter on your pocket and is just as effective. I love how this brightens my skin and also keeps my skin moisturised and looking glowy.

    So those are the 16 Korean Beauty Products You Need Right Now! I’ve tried my fair share of K-beauty products and I think these are some of the best. If you’re just wanting to start trying Korean beauty products, these are definitely the products to try first! If you’re a K-beauty addict, and you have more recommendations on your favourite Korean beauty products, let us know in the comments!

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    Jiawun


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    Mamonde Floral Hydro | Long-Lasting Hydration

    Hello, friends! This post marks the start of a long list of blog posts coming at you! Today’s post is a review on the Mamonde Floral Hydro skincare range. If you have never heard of Mamonde, they are a popular Korean beauty brand that launched in Malaysia last August. Their name, Mamonde, is French for “My World”. That, and their tagline, “Inspired By Flowers” are the perfect representation of their brand because their beauty products have a key flower ingredient in them. The key flower ingredient in this Mamonde Floral Hydro range is Narcissus flower, also known as the Daffodil.

    After studying 45 different types of Narcissus flowers, the Dutch Master and the Multivotine were chosen as the key floral ingredients in this new Mamonde Floral Hydro range. This is because the Dutch Master and the Multivotine has the highest Moisture Storage Power and Moisture Circulation Power, respectively. The bulb of the Dutch Master with its high Moisture Storage Power has the capability to accumulate moisture and nutrients that give the plant its elasticity to grow in the dry, desert climate. Also, the Moisture Circulation Power of the Multivotine shows the capability of one single bulb to produce flowers on its own stalk by transferring moisture absorbed and stored from soil through its stem.

    With these properties, the Mamonde Floral Hydro range is developed using the Water Cycle™. The Water Cycle™ locks in and sustain moisture in the skin. As the moisture circulates, it spreads evenly to hydrate each part of the skin. Then, the storage properties of the multivotine keeps the skin continuously hydrated.

    Mamonde Floral Hydro Ampoule Toner

    1. Mamonde Floral Hydro Ampoule Toner (RM89/150ml)

    This Mamonde Floral Hydro Ampoule Toner is the star product of this whole range. This product is basically an ampoule and a toner in one. It has the benefits of an ampoule, and the penetration of a toner. The texture of this ampoule toner is super cool. It has a special Ampoule Texture Technology, in which it pumps out as a thick, ampoule texture, but spreads out into a watery toner texture that absorbs immediately onto the skin. It doesn’t leave a film on the skin and doesn’t feel tacky or greasy. Not only that, a little bit of this goes a long way. Two pumps is all I need for my entire face. I’ve been using this twice a day for almost two months now and I’m not even halfway through the bottle.

    I freaking love this stuff! Now I believe in Love at First Sight (or more accurately, love at first use haha). I LOVE the texture and how fast it absorbs into my skin. Not only that, it also feels very cooling and lightweight on the skin. After I put this on, my skin is instantly refreshed, cooled and hydrated. I highly recommend this product to everyone, even if you have oily skin! I have combination skin that leans more toward the oily side, and this works fantastic on my skin! My skin feels moisturised and I don’t get dry patches on my cheeks anymore. The best part? It didn’t break me out, woohoo!

    I honestly love everything about this Mamonde Floral Hydro Ampoule Toner! I love the formula, the results I got, and I’m also in love with the packaging.

    PROS:

    ♡ Very reasonably priced

    ♡ A little bit goes a long way

    ♡ Absorbs immediately

    ♡ Very hydrating, without feeling greasy

    ♡ Doesn’t break me out

    CONS:

    None.

    Mamonde Floral Hydro Emulsion

    2. Mamonde Floral Hydro Emulsion (RM89/150ml)

    I’m typically not a huge fan of emulsions because they’re usually greasy-feeling. However, this Mamonde Floral Hydro Emulsion just feels like a huge gulp of water for my skin. The actual product pumps out as a milky texture which spreads into a light watery texture, much like the ampoule toner. Also similar to the ampoule toner, it absorbs into the skin very quickly. In the morning, I usually stop at this step because I don’t like having too many layers on my face in the hot, humid environment here in Malaysia. It leaves my skin feeling fresh, moisturised and soft without leaving any greasiness that emulsions usually do.

    PROS:

    ♡ Absorbs easily into the skin

    ♡ Lightweight, not greasy

    ♡ Hydrating 

    Skin feels soft after use

    CONS:

    None.

    Mamonde Floral Hydro Eye Gel Cream

    3. Mamonde Floral Hydro Eye Gel Cream (RM99/20ml)

    I LOVE eye creams because I came into this beautiful world with two dark bags under my eyes that makes me look like I haven’t slept in days. People usually don’t believe this until I show them a picture of myself at like, 5, with the same eyebags I have today, haha. Because of this, if I don’t use eye creams religiously, little tiiiiiny lines will appear on the inner part of my eye bags, aging me at least 5 years. This Mamonde Floral Hydro Gel Cream is an intense hydrating eye cream in a gel formula.

    The consistency of this product is a thick gel formula that changes to a watery texture as you apply it. It is very moisturising and I don’t get the fine lines when I use this. It’s a lightweight eye cream but it does leave a little bit of a greasy film, which isn’t the best to apply makeup on top of. Because of this, I only use this at night and leave it to work its magic overnight. If you have a very dry under eye area, this will be amazing! However, if you already have oily skin, I might skip out on this for the morning time.

    PROS:

    ♡ Deeply moisturising

    ♡ Lightweight

    ♡ Works well to remove fine lines due to dryness

    CONS:

    ♡ Leaves a slightly greasy film

    Mamonde Floral Hydro Cream

    4. Mamonde Floral Hydro Cream (RM109/50ml)

    Honestly, when I saw the word “cream” in this Mamonde Floral Hydro Cream, I was a bit like meh. Cream and oily skin is not a very good combination. At all. But after trying it on my hand, I was pleasantly surprised. Much like I was with Korean food haha (I mean, everything looks so red and spicy but it’s one of my favourite foods now). The texture is a very light gel cream, and it also turns into a watery texture when applied. It is, again, like the rest of the products from this range, very moisturising and feels cooling on the skin. It absorbs into the skin very quickly and it doesn’t leave a greasy film. You can definitely feel that you’ve applied something on your face, which is normal since it hydrates your skin while also forming a barrier to prevent your skin from losing moisture.

    PROS:

    ♡ Very moisturising

    ♡ Lightweight, not greasy

    ♡ Cooling, absorbs quickly into skin

    ♡ Forms a barrier to prevent moisture loss

    CONS:

    None.

    All the products in this range have a mild fragrance that smells fresh. It’s nothing too overpowering and it doesn’t linger. It doesn’t bother me personally, but if you’re sensitive to fragrance, it’s something to keep in mind 🙂

    Overall, I think this new Mamonde Floral Hydro range is amazing! I would highly recommend the Mamonde Floral Hydro Ampoule Toner (my fave!) and also the Mamonde Floral Hydro Emulsion. This whole range works well for my combination-oily skin, and it also worked really well on the dry parts of my face too! If you’re looking for a new skincare range, and you like something very hydrating and yet lightweight, I think this would be a good range of products to try!

    Mamonde Malaysia:

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    Thanks for reading, xoxo

    Jiawun

    *This product was sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are 100% honest and my own. You can read my full disclosure here.
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