Toners or Lotions

Although this category is labelled Toners I prefer to use Lotions which are widely used as the first step of moisturising in Japanese skincare.

I used to read a lot about floral waters in cosmetics, in particular rosewater and lavender water. It has been used in cosmetics for a very long time to freshen and soothe the skin and is quite possibly the origins of what we now know as toner I’d never really tried them until I came […]


I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there’s no two ways about it. I’ve heard the rumours going around that Vichy Laboratoires is pulling out of Malaysia and so I sent out my feelers to get the official word. And its true. Vichy Laboratoires is in fact pulling out and will be […]


So, earlier today, I told you that whilst the L’Occitane Angelica Hydration Cream was a pretty decent moisturizer, it didn’t quite tick all my boxes. I’m not quite sure why myself. I’m usually a lot more forgiving 😛 But there is one product in the Angelica range that did tick all the right boxes – […]


Kiehl’s, to give it its full honorific is Kiehl’s Since 1851 and when you do your math, that makes them 160 years old this year. Before it became a worldwide phenomenon, Kiehl’s started out as a little apothecary (pharmacy) in the East Village of New York, giving personalized service to their customers. To celebrate 160 […]


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