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Finally A Review : SK II Genoptics Aura Essence

Saya akan menulis review SK II Genoptics Aura Essence dalam Bahasa Indonesia ( I promise I’ll write this in English as soon as possible, so much to do so little time *frown*) terlebih dahulu karena kebanyakan teman saya yang menanti reviewnya berasal dari Indonesia dan saya ingin menepati janji untuk menuliskan review SK II Genoptics Aura Essence sesudah 8 minggu pemakaian tujuannya tentu untuk membuktikan apakah produk ini mampu membuktikan klaimnya dalam jangka waktu 8 minggu karena review yang saya buat ini adalah review yang jujur, saya tidak disponsori oleh siapapun jadi tentunya saya tidak mau asal bilang bagus hanya karena harganya selangit.

 

Mari kita mulai

Orang yang sudah terbiasa berbicara dengan saya atau sudah pernah membaca blog saya sebelumnya dan tau struggle saya untuk lepas dari dokter pasti sudah tau kalau saya seorang fans loyal SK-II. Kecintaan saya pada SK-II dimulai pada FTEnya. Bisa dibaca disini, nah perjalanan saya dengan SK II tidak berhenti sampai di FTE. Saya juga mencoba sheet masknya (tidak bisa mereview karena jarang saya gunakan), Genoptics Aura Essence (saya tidak bisa berbohong kalau saya terpancing untuk mencoba Genoptics Aura Essence sejak salah seorang selebgram + blogger mengepost foto mengenai Genoptics Aura Essence ini, saya akui promosinya hebat dan tepat sasaran) dan yang baru baru ini saya sertakan dalam regime saya adalah SK II Cellumination Deep Surge Ex (and I really love it)

 

Apasih SK II Genoptics Aura Face Essence itu?

SKII’s new essence contains the latest breakthrough in Whitening
technology. Re-coded with PITERA infused GenOptics Aura Complex,
it reduces your skin’s hidden and visible spot formations to reveal a
spot-less aura glow. This leaves skin looking radiant from within.

With a new, specially designed auto-fill dropper, one full drop will
provide the optimal dosage for best results.

This lightweight, milky essence spreads easily and can be quickly absorbed by skin.

(dikutip dari website SK II Singapore)

Well saya sendiri belum pernah coba yang seri sebelumnya (Cellumination Aura Essence) sehingga saya tidak bisa banyak komentar mengenai perbandingan dengan seri sebelumnya

Kemasannya?

Botol putih kaca mengkilat yang terkesan mahal (ya emang mahal), modern dan kali ini saya bisa bilang anti pecah karena waktu itu tersenggol kaki saya dan jatuh dari ketinggian 60 cm, tidak pecah. THANK GOD!

Ingredients?

PITERA TM : A concentrated formula full of vitamins, amino
acids, minerals and organic acids.

Prunus Extract : Extracted from prune fruits, containing
antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to prevent oxidation stress.

Inositol: Promotes lysosome activity for increased skin clarity.

Ya itu bahan aktif yang disebutkan di website SK-II

Ingredients lengkapnya :

Pitera (Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate), Niacinamide, Butylene Glycol, Triethylhexanoin, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Nylon-12, Phytosteryl / Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Boron Nitride, Caprylic / Capric Triglycerin, Inositol, Panthenol, PEG-20 Sorbitan Cocoate, Mica, Acrylates / C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-11 Methyl Ether Dimethicone, Polyacrylamide, Aminomethyl Propanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Undecylenoyl Phenylalanine, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Disodium EDTA, Hydrolyzed Prunus Domestica, Hexyldecanol, Sodium Benzoate, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance, Laureth-7, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Extract, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Methylparaben, Prunus Mume Fruit Extract, Titanium Dioxide, Water

 

Jadi ya seperti dituliskan di website SK II dan seperti yang kita lihat juga produk SK II selalu menggunakan Niacinamide yang berarti bisa mencerahkan sekaligus memperbaiki tekstur kulit

Ascorbyl Glucoside adalah turunan vitamin C tetapi tidak seaktif L-ascorbic acid, dimana Ascorbyl butuh menyerap masuk ke dalam kulit baru bisa aktif sehingga diharapkan tidak saling meniadakan jika bertemu Niacinamide, beberapa orang tidak ada masalah bila Niacinamide digabung dengan turunan vitamin C yang tidak seaktif L ascorbic acid, tapi ada juga orang-orang yang memilih menghindar sama sekali (semoga saya tidak salah mengartikan literatur ya). Lagi lagi pengkombinasian zak aktif dalam skincare tergantung selera masing masing orang.

Titanium Dioxide juga terkandung dalam serum ini, seperti yang kita tau Titanium Dioxide adalah salah satu jenis zat yang digunakan sebagai physical sunscreen artinya juga serum ini tidak masalah digunakan di pagi hari.

Selain yang disebutkan di atas kebanyakan bahan aktifnya adalah antioksidan.

Tekstur?

Sesuai yang disebutkan di webnya (lagi), serum ini seperti susu berwarna putih yang menurut saya ada glitter halus dan sangat kental. Oh ya tidak lupa untuk diaebutkan genoptics aura essence ini super lengkeeet tetapi beberapa detik sesudah pengaplikasian dapat menyerap sempurna tanpa meninggalkan residu

Cara Pemakaian?

Saya menggunakan serum ini setiap malam sebanyak satu pump untuk wajah dan leher (itu pun rasanya masih terlalu banyak) sesudah FTE – sebelum SK II Cellumination Deep Surge EX. Iya saya memilih hanya menggunakan di malam hari karena saya ingin regime pagi hari saya tetap simpel jadi tidak usah berlapis – lapis

Hasil?

Pelan tapi pasti. Wow. Ya setelah 6 minggu pemakaian salah satu yang saya sadari adalah shade foundation saya naik 3 tingkat (I mean come on, it’s significant for me!) Ga ada satu pun skincare yang berhasil membuat saya jadi lebih cerah sesignifikan itu. Noda bekas jerawat cukup cepat hilang tapi ya standar lah.

Dan yang saya notice dari serum ini adalah dia kering banget. Jadi memang di awal pemakaian dia terasa lengket banget nah beberapa detik kemudian sesudah dia menyerap sempurna, dia ga ninggalin residu apapun dan ketika bangun pagi kulit sama sekali ga kayak pabrik minyak dan pori-pori ga menganga kayak kawah merapi seperti yang selama ini saya rasakan pada barang barang whitening yang lain. Lebih bright dan supple.

Harga?

Ya harga SK II memang sejauh ini belum ada yang ramah di kantong (1juta – 3 jutaan tergantung ukuran)

Repurchase?

Hmmmm berpikir keras. Saya suka hasilnya dan semua semuanya tetapi ntahlah, prioritas saya untuk kulit sampai sekarang masih sama sih : bersih dan sehat. Jadi mungkin untuk repurchase saya akan lihat-lihat kondisi keuangan terlebih dahulu 🙂

 

Sekian review genoptic dari saya, saya akan meengkapi foto-foto post ini besok atau lusa tergantung waktu yang tersedia karena saya sedang suer hectic pindahan, tetapi pasti saya akan lengkapi termasuk kondisi before – after. Terima kasih sudah menyediakan waktu membca, jika ada yang ingin ditanyakan silahkan tinggalkan komentar atau e-mail saya ke alamat e-mail yang sudah saya cantumkan di sini.

 

Sekian dan selamat beristirahat!

 

Pekanbaru,24 Mei 2016

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Kypris Clearing Serum – Savior For My Irritated Skin [English Version]

Hello, finally I could fulfill my desire to write a review about Kypris Clearing Serum. Actually, I should write this review two or three days ago but it was suspended due to lack of blogging device because my laptop was borrowed.

In this post I decide to write it in dual language because from my observations of the blog stats, I got many readers from outside Indonesia and I want to appreciate readers from outside my country by writing it in English and Bahasa Indonesia. I am really sorry if my grammar is not good enough for you, because I have to admit that I am suck at grammar. But I really hope at least you could understand the big picture of my post.

And here we go, I am sure many people have heard about Kypris Clearing Serum, the brand that well known of its natural organic ingredients and of course for its luxury.

About the brand :

KYPRIS is a luxurious line of holistic, high performance skin care boasting organic, wild-crafted, and sustainably grown
ingredients for gorgeous results and Beauty-Full experiences.

http://kyprisbeauty.com/about/

In Indonesia this brand just begin to raise, some Indonesian skincare junkies already have it since…maybe last year? Meanwhile I kept my curiosity in my head.

Before I  use this, I religiously use Kiehls Blue Herbal Moisturizer every morning for more than one year (I repurchased it 4 times) because  my skin was really oily  and I have many clogged pores, Kiehls Blue Herbal Moisturizer done a very good job in controling my oil, unclogging my pores and really support the healing of my zits.

But in the past two months my skin got really dry and the Blue Herbal Moisturizer worsen the condition but I keep using it until one month ago when my skin become super-dry, dull, cystic-nodular acne come and go like there’s no rest for my skin (yes, it’s not usual zits that disappear in three days nor comedones). Finally I can’t take it anymore – one of the acne on my chin got really big like a 2 centimeters marble! From the outside the skin looks just fine but when you touch my chin you can feel that nodular acne, so big and painfull and…I really desperate.

And then I started to think, maybe my skin needs some moisture, maybe this dryness irritated my skin and trigger the formation of that cystic nodular acne, because dry skin has a very bad self protection, it won’t able to keep the skin barrier intact and the skin regeneration will be altered – but what if I  choose the wrong moisturizer/ serum that contain too much emollients or too rich for my acne prone skin and then end up with clogged pores? I don’t think I can add another problem for my skin at that time.

I went blogwalking- instagram walking- or whatever walking and finally I found this and I thought I really need to try this.

About Kypris Clearing Serum :


Support skin’s inherent healing capabilities to minimize the appearance of irritations and blemishes.

Sweet talk your fussy, blemished skin into balance. Our newly updated Clearing Serum enlists help from mineral friend, zinc, fruit derived AHAs, supportive Centella asiatica,soothing lilac leaf stem cells, inflammation tamers, green tea, lavender, and chaparral, and an array of sustainably procured, nutrient rich botanicals, like quinoa & sunflower, for a calm, happy, and balanced complexion. 

Benefits: Balances oil over production * Challenges blemishes * Supports the innate healing abilities of your skin * Diminishes evidence of previous blemishes * Reduces redness after waxing, shaving or threading * Soothes irritations

http://shop.kyprisbeauty.com/collections/shop-serums/products/clearing-serum

Well first time I read this, I was like : yea yea yea enough with the poet lets see what you got

And after I use it for 2 days (pair it with my lovely SK II Deep Surge Ex), I was like “I am not gonna live without this”

Beyond my expectation,it calms my skin REALLY well, give the cooling sensation and bla bla bla. Long story short : It does what it says in that poet.

Packaging?


It’s a blue glass bottle with a pipette. Yes it looks really fragile (the glass doesn’t look thick and heavy like Good Genes or SK II serums)

The pipette could take the product really well despite its gooey consistency.

Ingredients ?

They already explain some of its active natural ingredients on their website

Quinoa The Incan ‘mother grain’ proffers a wealth of vitamin E and 8 essential amino acids to soothe and nourish even the most upset skin into balance. Our quinoa oil comes from small, pesticide-free farms that cold press this prized botanical. 

Zinc  A clinically studied mineral friend of your skin’s immune system, zinc, balances your complexion while supporting its natural abilities to heal.

Lilac Leaf Stem Cells A clinically proven, highly sustainable source of verbascoside, a worthy foe to blemishes, inflammation, hyper pigmentation, and sebum over production.

Green Tea Provides an antioxidant burst of EGCG and polyphenols to soothe redness.

Asiaticoside The active saponin of Centella asiatica lovingly supports skin’s connective tissues to diminish the appearances of current and past blemishes.

Chaparral One of the oldest living plants native to the desert, yields a potent extract wealthy in botanical wisdom and lignans that impart an antioxidant-like effect to irritated skin.

Tea Tree & Lavender A proprietary blend of balancing, calming essential oils to minimize the appearance of inflammation and challenge the pesky occurrences of blemishes.

And this is the full ingredients list :

Water/Aqua, Chenopodium Quinoa Seed Oil, Glycerin, Zinc PCA, Syringa Vulgaris (Lilac) Leaf Cell Culture Extract, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Sarcosine, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Phospholipids, Larrea Tridentata (Chaparral) Extract, Asiaticoside, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract, Phragmites Communis Extract, Poria Cocos Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Montmorillonite,  Sclerotium Gum, Tocopherol, Allantoin, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil,  Phytosterols, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lecithin, Squalane,  Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ceramide NP, Sodium Levulinate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Maltodextrin, Sodium Anisate, Limonene, Linalool

Well I don’t think I need to specify each of the ingredients like my previous post because like I said, they already did it on their website : http://shop.kyprisbeauty.com/collections/shop-serums/products/clearing-serum

Texture ?


First time I saw it, it looks like grayish mucous. Honestly I thought it’s gonna be sticky and all. But again, this is beyond my expectation. When it touched my skin I can feel the cooling and calming sensation, spreads really well, and sinks really fast and doesn’t leave any residue at all

 

Any fragrance?

I think the smell of the serum is not fragrance. Maybe it’s the smell of the ingredients mixture and the smell really calm me down.

How to use?

When my skin condition is just fine like this time, I only use this serum in the morning because it controls my oil without drying my face.

Morning : Facial Wash – Avene Spray – Kypris Clearing Serum – SK II Cellumination Deep Surge Ex – Sunblock

But when my skin irritated like one month ago, I use it morning and night before I sleep

Night : Facial wash – Avene Spray – SK II Facial Treatment Essence – Kypris Clearing Serum – SKII Cellumination Deep Surge Ex

Result?

I love this. This product able to control my oil without making my face dry like savanna, reduce my redness REALLY well, reduce the inflammation of my ongoing acne, aaand reduce small bumps on my forehead.

It really calm the nodular acne on my chin. The nodular acne got  significantly smaller after I added this in my routine and finally this week the nodular acne completely disappear from my chin without any scar, thank God.

There’s no such thing as magic, so if you hope for a product that could make your skin blemish – free in one use than you’re looking for the wrong product. In fact, till this time, I never heard any product that could diminish acne to its core just in one use. Sorry to say.

Price?

USD 62 (kyprisbeauty.com)

Worth the price? Definitely yes.

Unfortunately they don’t have any store in Indonesia and if I want to buy it online, it’s really hard to get the product through the custom. So to minimize the risk and save my time I prefer to ask my friend to buy it when they on vacation to US/ UK.

Conclusion?

This is a great serum that will suit every skin type that have problems with any kind of irritated skin.

 

Okay that’s all.Each person could corporate this serum in their skincare routine to suit their own needs. There’s no obligation to use the same product or the same order like me. Just find the best way that suits you well. Good luck!

 

Duri, 20th May 2016