Saturday! Again! Have you been enjoying your Chinese New Year holidays 😀 I have, needless to say. A whole week of pure relaxation (and eating) is bliss! Tomorrow, I meet up with friends for more “loh sang” so that will be fun!
Anyway, since its been a slow week, I’d like to tell you about a few products I’ve tried and tested recently which came in sample packs so its hard to evaluate them on a long term basis. Also, a couple of re-takes where I’ve reevaluated some products I tried previously. If you have been looking for an update here it is!
Short Take: Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer
This was a sample bottle I received with one of my purchases. I’d heard a lot about how good this is for extreme weather. Apparently, they go climbing Mt. Everest in this! Or was it to the Antartic? Hmm… Either way, it is supposed to help for extreme conditions.
In hot humid weather, I found it a little strong unless you have dry skin then its good. It also works well if you are exposed to air conditioning all day e.g. working in an office/mall. But if you are out and about, its not so suitable. I tried this in Bangkok – did not break me out, but I prefer using it at night in hotel rooms where the air is super dry.
Re Take: IDI Italy Sunscreen (original review)
Ok no, I did not dislike this sunscreen despite what many think – my gripe was that the white cast was a bit too strong but as a sunscreen, it works. I’ve since worn this while walking in the hot sun in Bangkok and HK and I like that my skin doesn’t feel dried out or burnt after long exposure to the sun. This will be a mainstay for travel, mostly because I’m less fussy about how I look when I travel and I can get away looking a little ghostly LOL…