Hello!! I'm back with some news on my adventures with the gifts I've got >:D
In the past week I've been using a few samples from my mini collection~ I tried to use products of different functions so I can let my skin adapt to avoid creating any reaction. Makes sense?
I may also have been using too much products on my skin recently and it kind of got my skin balance out of whack.. As a result I've been getting breakouts and my skin feels more oily than usual. So I just want to be more careful. My skin is getting better and clearing now though, so I'm really relieved about that.
Anyway, the samples are pretty good. With the short amount of time I get to use them I was able to see some immediate results. I really like the shampoo & conditioner especially. I feel like it's such a treat to use it for myself.
Amino Acid Shampoo & Conditioner
The bathroom smells like coconut oil when I was washing my hair with these. It was a really soothing scent and I think there's also a hint of argon oil.. Maybe it's just the coconut oil but my brain thinks it smells like argon oil? Either way, it was really nice smelling and it made my hair really soft after ^_^ Hair isn't as frizzy as before too, and it looks more silky. My hair texture is wavy and a little more on the dry side so being able to feel them so soft is a treat hahaha
And my god are they expensive D: The smaller bottles (250ml) are SGD $79 for a set. Gurl, I am not spending that money for a shampoo x_x Maybe when I'm a millionaire yes.
Centella Skin-calming Facial Cleanser
This gel based facial cleanser is very gentle and has no foam. When I first used it, it felt like I wasn't washing my face with anything, because it didn't feel soap at all :o I'm wasn't sure if I used too little or it's supposed to be this way. The cleanser is gentle where you could tell your skin is cleansed, but it doesn't feel "dry" or "squeaky" after. It helped to clear my recent breakout slowly too. It is SGD $51 for a standard 200ml bottle.
Breakout Control - Targeted Blemish Spot Treatment
Recently my Lush Lighting Spot Treatment haven't been super effective in tackling my breakouts so I decided to open up this sample to give it a shot. It is a lotion/cream based product. The scent of the product is quite medicinal, and I could smell it even after application (I applied on my forehead area). I read the ingredient and it has a sulphur inside which is supposed to have drying properties on the acne. Perhaps the medicinal smell came from the sulphur component? It's not bad smelling either, just slightly pungent and strong. It's pretty effective in drying out my acne, and it started to clear slowly too. This cost SGD$52 for a 20ml tube.
To be honest, I'm quite surprised at the price of most of the items I used this week. These are more on the costly side, in comparison to the items I usually get. And of course I feel happy to be able to try them without feeling the cost affecting me XD It's always fun to try to products because you never know if it's actually something you've been looking for. And it's defintely a bonus if it's not so costly hehe After I'm finished with these, I'll be onto the next batch of items to try!