Review: Innisfree Skin Clinic Mask – Madecassoside

Daily Mask Review: Innisfree Skin Clinic Mask – Madecassoside

I can’t help walking in Innisfree shop today to get the innisfree x Disney collection today. My bad. I cannot resist the temptation to get cute packaging. Just can’t help being attracted to the cute packaging and the freebies they are giving. In order to get 3 different designs of Disney cosmetic pouches (GWP of S$50 each), I need to top up S$7. So I ended up buying 3 different facial masks.

I bought this as the sales assistant strongly recommended it when I’m looking to buy soothing masks. My skin was kind of sensitive recently due to insufficient sleep and stress. Redness, roughness and pimples popping out.

This soothing mask supposed to provide good hydration according to her and I was told that it is many customers’ favourite.

I decided to give it a try.

As per packaging, this fine, delicate mask is enriched with madecassoside to refresh dehydrated skin while helping to protect the skin’s moisture barrier.

Never heard of “MADECASSOSIDE”? Me too. I went to google and found out that it is a smart, powerful and highly purified active and one of the most prominent molecules found in Centella Asiatica well-known for its beneficial properties for the skin. With its proven efficacy and defined mechanism of action, Madecassoside brings relief to sensitive or atopic & psiorias prone skin thanks to anti-itching, anti-redness, anti-desquamation and smoothing effect.

Wow! Sounds extremely good! I hope it works extremely well too.

The mask came with a plastic film which the cheaper version of innisfree it’s real squeeze mask does not have. However, I’m on my journey to zero waste (though the day may not come but I’m trying), hence any additional plastic used made me even guiltier. In the first place, I should not have bought disposable facial mask. (Just can’t help topping up to get my free gift and I can also continue my facial mask review too. )

The quality of this skin clinic mask is better than the cheaper version one from innisfree. This particular mask is indeed soothing and hydrating on my skin. Perhaps the ones I had been using recently were the expired ones and cannot achieve the original intended results. Hence, this mask seems much better than those I had used recently.

The redness of my skin lightens after I removed the mask. I can also feel my skin more hydrated.

Overall, it’s affordable to achieve its intended results.

Price: S$3
Where to buy: innisfree outlets
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Repurchase: Yes
Country of origin: Korea

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Review: Dr.Jart+ Dermask Water Jet Vital Hydra Solution

Daily Masking Review: Dr.Jart+ Dermask Water Jet Vital Hydra Solution

I have very high hopes for Dr.Jart+ masks because of their good reviews and high pricing found in Sephora. Each sheet mask costs S$7-S$9.

I decided to give it a try despite my rule of daily masking to keep each piece of sheet mask below S$2. 

Dr.Jart+ Dermask Water Jet Vital Hydra Solution claims that it was designed to deeply hydrate, replenish and protect skin’s own moisture.

  1. Water Jet Deep Hydration Sheet Mask: The mask is made with fine cellulose fiber to help active ingredients penetrate deeply for ultimate hydration. 
  2. Aquaxyl Technology: Patented ingredient derived from plant glucose and xylitol for hydration and reinforcing skin via moisturization. Replenish and protect vital moisture in your size.
  3. Super Vital Complex: Oligo-hyaluronic acid and algae extract supports long-lasting moisturization and supports nautural collagen synthesis to keep skin looking and feeling hydrated and completely refreshed.

Main Ingredients 

  1. Aquaxyl: Derived from plant glucose; replenishes and protects vital moisture in your skin.
  2. Xylitol: Hydrates and strengthens skin barrier by preventing water loss.
  3. Oligo-hyaluronic Acid: Supports long-lasting moisturization.
  4. Algae Extract: Supports natural collagen synthesis.

How to use:

  1. Cleanse and apply toner.
  2. Peel off, discard the film liner, and apply mask adjusting around eyes and mouth.
  3. Leave on for 10 to 20 minutes.
  4. Remove the mask and gently pat remaining serum until fully absorbed.

The mask was soaked with serum when I took it out from the packaging. I applied the remaking serum in the packaging onto my hands and legs.

Unlike the other Dr.Jart+ mask that I had tried, this mask has a light and soothing fragrance. The mask was also soothing on my face and no prickling effect. I placed for 15 minutes and there was much remaining serum on my face that I have to massage them into my skin,

Overall, the mask was hydrating enough for my skin. I love this mask, except for its price.

Price: S$7
Where to buy: Sephora
Rating: 4 out of 5
Repurchase: Yes
Country of origin: Korea

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Website Scam: McDonald’s SG

Facebook should really screen through their sponsored posts.

This is what I just came across.

Sponsored post shown in Facebook

But I just thought the wordings look a bit weird. The website “tastyfoodgiveaway.com” gave it away.

I didn’t click on the link but clicked on its Facebook page.

Fake McDonald’s Singapore Facebook Page

Above is the fake McDonald’s Singapore page. Look at the number of likes. I’m sure most of us love McDonald’s when we were kids.

Fake McDonald’s Singapore Facebook Page

How can McDonald’s Singapore page be created on 29 March 2019?

The real Facebook page is as below.

Real McDonald’s Singapore Facebook Page

I almost thought the fake McDonald’s Singapore Facebook page is real as the photos shown below.

Screenshot 1

Screenshot 2

14 March 2019 is over!

Screenshot 3

How can New Year Pie only got posted on 29 March 2019? CNY was more than 2 months ago.

Screenshot 4

It is definitely too slow to post this on 29 March 2019?

First post on Fake McDonald’s Singapore Facebook page

This is their first post on their Facebook page and created on 29 March 2019.

I think people should be more aware. Someone actually commented that the scammers got cheapo and only gave $150, instead of usual $200 or $500.

Always remember: There is no free lunch in this world!

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Review: The Face Shop x Kakao Friends Character Mask – Tube (Brightening)

Saturday Daily Masking Review: The Face Shop x Kakao Friends Character Mask – Tube (Brightening)

Kakao Friends – Tube

The brightening character mask is like light, soft and fluffy natural energy of cotton flowers.

The essence containing cotton seed extract and niacinamide makes the darkened skin lighter and radiant.

This skin resting mask’s formula does not contain the 5 additives: Paraben, Talc, Mineral Oil, Polyacrylamide and Paraffin.

Place the mask on the face for 10-15 minutes after washing the face and application of toner. 

Do I look like Tube?

I think the character mask still looks weird on me.

But the mask is still not as cute as Tube.

While the mask was on my face, it was cool and refreshing. I like the mask covering my eyes and lips, making me feel cooling and moisturized all over my face. I like the lemony smell.

After removal of the mask, I tap the remaining essence into my skin. My skin was still moisturized after some time.

Overall, it’s a mask that I bought cos it was Kakao Friends. It was bought in 2017 and had actually expired in September 2018. The purpose of the mask is to brighten skin tone. I can see that my skin look more refreshed and brighter after removal.

Price: S$5.90
Where to buy: The Face Shop outlets
Rating: 3 out of 5
Repurchase: No longer available for purchase
Country of origin: Korea

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Review: The Saem Natural Gold Kiwi Mask Sheet

Daily Masking Review: the SAEM Natural Gold Kiwi Mask Sheet

Mask sheet contains gold kiwi extract, which has a lot of vitamins and various nutrients. It removes dead skin cells and revitalises the skin by providing moisture to the skin.

Ingredients: Gold kiwi extract(1,000ppm)

How to use  

  1. After washing your face, adjust skin texture with toner.
  2. Open the pouch and pull out the sheet. Put it to fit to around the eyes and nose to all over face tightly.
  3. Remove the mask after 20 – 25 minutes and pat the remainder essence for absorption. Be careful when you spread the sheet not to be torn.

I love the sweet kiwi smell when I took the mask out from the packaging. I applied the remaining essence on my legs as usual.

The mask was cooling and moisturizing while on my face. No irritation and I really love the sweet smell. However, it dried up pretty fast in perhaps 15 minutes.

Affordable sweet smelling mask.

Price: ₩1,000 (~S$1.22)
Where to buy: gmarket Korea
Rating: 3 out of 5
Repurchase: Yes
Country of origin: Korea

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Website Scam: www.tersnx.com/SGM2 (Selling MCM Backpack)

I came across a Facebook Sponsored post by Yahei. I didn’t manage to get a screenshot as my Facebook app refreshes the page. However, there was another FB user who managed to notice this as a scam.

First of all, the grammar is wrong. I saw hundreds of comments and shares. (I didn’t manage to get a screenshot and I couldn’t find the post after that.)

The person who replied to the queries and comments in the FB post has both grammar and spelling errors. I reckon it’s a Mainland Chinese and decided to check out the FB page and website.

Above is the FB page.

Grammar mistake. China company. Non MCM related.

Let me check out the website.

There was no page found on http://www.tersnx.com.

I clicked the link through the FB sponsored post (http://www.tersnx.com/SGM2) and spotted many spelling and grammar errors.

I clicked choose parameter, which seems weird term used.

I would think that a Singaporean would note the words used.

I read on. More errors. Sentences, pictures and so on.

MBS??? Why would South Korea appoints a dedicated customer service in MBS for consulting work? And the lady at the table is working for Japan tax free concierge? This looks more like a lady working in South Korea, instead of Singapore MBS.

No consistency in webpage.

The wordings in red are similar to those I often read in Taobao. For an authentic MCM backpack, true measurements are given and no disclaimer is required.

Seriously, I think I saw the second photo with the credit charge slip in Taobao.

The invoices are from different brands. It looks like those from Taobao “daigou” buyers.

The box is too small to be backpack.

“Model show”???

What is “Buyer Show Map”? Google translate from 买家秀图?

Noted the buyers are using WeChat. The second photo doesn’t look like a photo from a real buyer.

Errors spotted. Fake invoice showing generic names and addresses.

The SGS certificates are not from South Korea or Singapore but China and they can be easily faked using Photoshop.

More weird wordings spotted. It should not be used in a professional website.

Website is not professional. Singaporeans are more aware of these kind of layouts and wordings.

VIP???

Spelling mistakes!

Spelling errors are normally one of the ways to spot if this is a fake website.

Let’s check out ScamAdviser to check this website.

Definitely not Singapore.

It’s High Risk!!!

Owner is from China.

It should be a MCM replica.

Guangdong is a city famous for producing replica bags.

Notes the webpage and FB page are only created in October 2018.

To note: Authentic brands will not be sold cheaply online. Even if it is a Sponsored post on Facebook, doesn’t mean it is authentic.

Look out for spelling and grammar errors on the webpage. Layout is also important.

Most importantly, if it is too good to be true, it is definitely not true. S$99 for an authentic MCM bag, inclusive of delivery fee, it is definitely too good to be true.

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Review: ARITAUM Fresh Power Essence Mask (Tea Tree)

Daily Mask Review: ARITAUM Fresh Power Essence Mask (Tea Tree)

This mild sheet mask soothes sensitive skin with soothing effect. It contains Tea tree extract 2,000mg, which is the most among other face masks. It moisturizes skin and clinical test revealed moisture increased 113% right after using.

How to use:

  1. After face wash, use toner and place maske on face.
  2. After 10~20 minutes, remove mask and tap gently for absorption.

Initially, it doesn’t smell good when I first took out from the packaging. However, after placing on the face, it smells fine, perhaps due to the tea tree smell.

The mask is refreshing and provides instant moisture to my skin. It was so cooling and soothing to my skin that I didn’t remove it after 15mins.

The remaining essence in the packaging was used on my legs. After removal of the face mask, I placed it on my knee and my skin has the cool and refreshing feeling.

The mask tears easily and is thin but fits well on my face.

Overall, it’s moisturizing and soothing.

Price: US$0.76 (Currently at US$0.65)
Where to buy: Korea Depart
Rating: 3 out of 5
Repurchase: Yes
Country of origin: Korea

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Website Scam: Ayutrade.top Luggage & Gear website

I was searching for the LeSportsac x Mr Men series when I came across this website: Ayutrade.top

Above is the landing page.

And the menu.

The site map.

All looks fine.

I wanted to buy this bag as it seems a good deal.

But I find it a bit weird when there is only 1 picture.

It stated free shipping in the cart when it auto select United States (default) but I couldn’t find any shipping cost.

So I decided to get in touch through the website asking about shipping fee and if they accept international credit card. No reply.

Not much information I can get from the website.

I saw a US address and thought it looks legitimate but I had concern on the Gmail email address.

I tried checking out my item and I was required to create an account. So I created an account. DOB, phone number and home address were required. I actually filled up all my real information.

Luckily, iPhone prompted me a strong password and I decided to use it, instead of my few standard passwords.

I didn’t see the email in my inbox. Found it in my scam folder today after I got suspicious.

Email sent by gmail account, yet detected as a scam.

I tried to check out yesterday and noted free shipping.

I have just amended the address that I have registered as the website refused to let me delete the address. Above is a screenshot today in order to show the free shipping.

I sent another message through the contact us form to confirm the free shipping but no reply.

This was when I got suspicious about this website. How can an item be so cheap and with free shipping to Singapore? Nothing is cheap, fast and good.

I started to look through the website again.

Spotted the grammar errors etc. a professional website should not have.

How can a US company be using a gmail account for the company email?

Customer care category just seems so wrong.

I decided to google for reviews but can’t find any. Googled further and found this.

OMG. Lucky me that I have not made any purchase or keyed my credit card number.

Most likely even if it is a real website, I would be receiving a counterfeit if I bought it.

Online fraud or fake items…

Lucky me!

I’m glad my 6th sense worked when I used a strong password generated by iPhone which I don’t even know what it is. However, my real information was stored for at least 1 day which I had amended. Hopefully, I don’t have any trouble. Keeping my fingers crossed.

I’m writing this post is to warn all of us to look out for tell tale signs or warning signs before we create an account or make any online purchase.

I have learnt my lesson. Hopefully nothing bad happens.

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Review: It’s Skin The Fresh mask Tea Tree

Daily Mask Review: It’s Skin The Fresh mask Tea Tree

The cushion pulp sheet includes nutrition from fresh and natural ingredients. The mask controls sebum balance providing clean and clear skin care.

How to use:

  1. After washing, wipe off skin with a toner, pull out the mask sheet and unfold it.
  2. Attach tightly onto face by adjusting eyes and nose area.
  3. Remove it after 15~20 minutes, and gently tap the remaining essence for absorption.

The mask was soaked with essence when I first took out from the packaging. I placed it on my face for 15 minutes. It was cooling and refreshing. It immediately quenched the thirst of my skin for moisture.

I chose this mask tonight as there was a pimple popping out due to my late night sleep in the wee hours of singles day as I was trying to get the online shopping discount before the items ran out of stock.

This mask was soothing and refreshing. It smells nice too! The remaining essence on the packaging was applied to both my legs. The skin on my legs felt moisturized and smooth.

Overall, I think it’s a simple moisturizing mask that is cheap.

Price: Should be S$2
Where to buy: It’s Skin outlets
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Repurchase: Yes
Country of origin: Korea

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Review: It’s Skin Green Tea Watery Mask Sheet

Daily Masking Review: It’s Skin Green Tea Watery Mask Sheet

This soft, cotton sheet mask from Korean Beauty label It’s Skin contains green tea extract to clarify the complexion and increase skin’s moisture levels to make it softer and smoother.

The soft and transparent sheet that moulds to your face and leaves the skin visibly brighter, smoother and more radiant.

The mask contains star calming, clarifying and hydrating ingredients green tea, cucumber and hinoki cypress water.

Green Tea Extract – an antioxidant, with anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties, as well as hydrating benefits.

Cucumber extract – rich in vitamins, polyphenols, polysaccharides, minerals and other nutrients. Cucumbers are good for oily skin but also very hydrating and anti-inflammatory.

Hinoki Cypress Water – a Japanese tree species that contains Phytoncide, known for its anti-bacterial effects.

How to use:

  1. Unfold It’s Skin Green Tea Watery Mask Sheet and lay it over clean and toned skin.
  2. After 15 – 20 minutes remove the mask and discard.
  3. Pat any remaining essence into your skin to aid absorption.
  4. Follow with your regular serum

The mask is thin, yet adheres well onto the face. The mask is cooling and moisturizing but it’s definitely not watery. The essence of the mask is sufficient for 15-20 minutes on the skin. It smells lightly fresh. Soothing and calming for the skin.

It’s an affordable mask to be placed every night. Other than that, nothing special about this mask.

Price: Should be S$2
Where to buy: It’s Skin outlets
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Repurchase: Maybe yes since it’s cheap
Country of origin: Korea

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