I've found another WOW product!!! Don't ask why the next picture is upside down...i just cant get it to load properly!!! urrgh!!! Anyway they came in a packaged box retailing at RM65.90 - but i recycled the box even before getting home - earth friendly yo!
It all started when i went for a facial last weekend (Bought this facial for RM36 - worth at RM180 from Groupsmore.com - that's a whole story of its own but i will not be talking much about it). I understood and always believed that my skin is oily - from they way it behaved, the occasional blemishes - it never fitted the dry or normal skin description. so i was caught by surprised when the beautician told me my skin was dehydrated. i recalled reading a really good article about dry skin vs dehydration in the Mar'11 edition of Style magazine but clearly i can't remember the gist of the article - such bimbo - i just knew it was good and knew i should try to source for it but yeah never did. Anyways, so the beautician not a single time mentioned about my oily skin - but she kept blabbering about how my skin is soooo dehydrated and soooo unhealthy. Gee, thanks for making my day so much better! on another note - i seriously think all facials are overpriced!!! well maybe cause i get about the same outcome all the time no matter how much i pay. then again gotta becareful with the choices. i just love the after effects of extraction - but not the process of course - so darn painful!
Ok, back to the story - the word dehydrated kept lingering in my mind - and i was thinking about the current moisturisers i have at home and also my face care routine. none of them specifically stresses on hydration - and it also came to my mind that what if the lack of hydration causes my skin to be more oily - i know there must be a science behind this - just havent come across it!
So...i stopped by Watsons; the next best thing to home lol, and just started browsing around when i came across Neutrogena. now i've read about it here and there but never paid attention because i always thought this was for people with dry skin - not me. so when i saw it, those reviews did not really ring in my head - but for some reason i decided to give it a try anyways - plus they're on promo for the gel + mousse face wash = RM65.90. Decent buy - although considered quite expensive for such impulsive, unintended, trial and error purchase! Ahh but never regretted it!
i tried this for the first time under makeup the next morning simply because i wanted to protect my 'just had facial' face both from the Clinique SPF and makeups. Sadly, i think the Clinique City Block does break me out - it is a shame if i actually needed something to protect my skin from it when it is suppose to protect my skin for that matter - seems like i'm only using it for the SPF!
So after cleansing and toning - i dab acne lotion on affected areas, apply eye cream - wait - then apply Neutrogena water gel - wait - then apply clinique city block - wait - apply undereye concealer - foundation - powder - blush, mascara, lip balm. Thats the whole morning ritual.
This water gel seriously made a lot of difference!
1. Despite the LAYERS of products - my face do not feel heavy at all after all the makeups on
2. Surprisingly, foundation was easier to blend even with Clinique City block on top - a whole tad of difference compared with if on Clinique City block alone.
3. my face was shine free all day!!! well, accept the nose. still the nose!
4. i only had to blot away shines...no powder reapplication needed.
5. make up removal is a breeze! (i know...am i overeacting?)
6. no breakouts
7.skin looks healthy!
For now, water gel makes me happy - hopefully, my skin will be happy long time too!
Let me know your opinion if you have tried it too! xx