Hello, I’m Marissa

28 years old. Based in Singapore.
Asian lifestyle blogger. A fan of colour and tapirs.
Chatting beauty, skincare, small businesses, self-care, wellness and Animal Crossing.

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    Skincare Products You’re Sleeping On From Skin Food (+ Discounts For You!)

    I’m a huge fan of Korean skincare products as you all already know from reading my blog and for good reason. They’re always chock full of amazing ingredients and packaged adorably. Most of them come with super affordable price tags.

    One brand I haven’t heard a lot of hype about is Skin Food.

    According to their Wikipedia page, Skin Food is a South Korean skincare and cosmetics brand founded in 1957 in Seoul, making it a very veteran Korean beauty brand. I’ve personally known about Skin Food since 2010, when I first got my hands on their Buckwheat Loose Powder – I didn’t even know anything about loose powder back then. I was simply attracted to the packaging and the fact that it smelled nice.

    Skin Food has 895 stores throughout Korea and 5000 stores worldwide, located in shopping districts, hypermarkets, shopping malls and residential areas and two outlets in Seoul’s main shopping district.

    Only in the past few months have I started to delve into more Skin Food products by myself, not under the recommended guise of anyone else and I’m SO glad I did! Let me now tell you about some products I’ve been enjoying.

    Please note that all products linked are discounted specially for you and if you purchase any linked item, I will get a tiny bit of commission! If clicking links aren’t your thing, do use code MARISSA420 at checkout on YesStyle for discounts on all products storewide!

    Black Sugar Perfect Cleansing Oil

    I’m a sucker for cleansing oils, it’s all I ever use to remove my makeup. This Black Sugar Perfect Cleansing Oil works like a dream!

    It contains black sugar, refined rice wine and botanical oils, making it moisturising as well as great at removing waterproof makeup. I have to also add that I love the smell – it has a subtly sweet vanilla-ish aroma and it is very pleasant. Doesn’t linger in the skin either so it should be fine for people who don’t do well with fragrance.

    You know I have to talk about the packaging. I absolutely love the brown bottle and black label, it gives me amber candle jar vibes and I love it. It looks so aesthetically pleasing on my bathroom shelf.

    This 200ml bottle has somehow lasted me forever as a little goes a long way. And for only $13, I will never complain. I would highly recommend this product for any makeup wearer!

    Black Sugar Perfect Scrub Foam

    I love scrubs. I know many people are against physical exfoliants but I personally love them and they’ve never affected my skin negatively. I have grown to love sugar scrubs for my face and body recently too.

    This Black Sugar Perfect Scrub Foam is packaged beautifully just like the cleansing oil, and smells delicious. It also contains refined rice wine and botanical oils to remove dead skin cells and impurities. The sugar granules are perfectly sized and the finish of this scrub is a creamy liquid which is very soothing. Definitely not irritating to the skin.

    I even use this scrub on my chest sometimes as I do occasionally get some chest acne, and it feels super clean afterwards!

    Rice Daily Brightening Cleansing Foam

    Skin Food is famous for adding rice or rice ingredients into their skincare products and for good reason. Rice or rice ingredients such as rice water is good for soothing sensitive skin and redness, as well as upholding a brightening effect for dull skin.

    The Rice Daily Brightening Cleansing Foam is a great daily cleansing foam for just about any skin type! Also love the simplistic packaging.

    Royal Honey Propolis Enrich Pore Chilling Essence

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more beautiful serum packaging in my entire life. My jaw literally dropped when I unboxed it.

    The Royal Honey Propolis Enrich Pore Chilling Essence is a very lightweight serum with major ingredients like propolis extract (help skin retain more moisture to maintain a healthier, more vibrant complexion), royal jelly extract, (helps to protect skin against the effects of ultraviolet radiation), witch hazel (relieving inflammation, tightening pores, reducing acne) and many more!

    I absolutely love this, the packaging is stunning, it does indeed give off a ‘cooling’ sensation on the skin which is great for anyone who suffers inflammation or even for when you’re in a hotter climate like me. I use it both morning and night and will definitely be repurchasing a bottle!

    Lemon Verbana Body Lotion

    I love lemony body lotions! I’ve been very into citrus scents lately and when I saw that Skin Food had a Lemon Verbana Body Lotion, I quickly purchased one. And oh my god.. LET US ALL TAKE A MOMENT TO APPRECIATE THE DESIGN OF THE LABEL. One of the best, and most beautifully designed labels I have ever seen. I love the vintage vibes, the choice of font (very retro, me likey!), the illustration style.. I can’t say enough good things.

    This lotion contains herbs and lemon verbena extract with a fresh citrus scent, and leaves my skin feeling fresh and not greasy. I use this both in the day and night, it is a very flexible product in that sense.

    Deep Cleanse Pear Mint Food Mask

    From this point on in the post, I will be focusing on face masks. My favourite part of my skin care routine has to be wash off masks!

    Once I saw this product had the word ‘mint’ in it, I knew I had to try it. The Deep Cleanse Pear Mint Food Mask is a cooling wash off mask that is perfect for warm weather. It has an ever-so-slight scrub effect to it but definitely does not have a strong exfoliating effect. It also smells heavenly, slightly like a fruit basket with a hint of mint.

    If you’re a fan of minty products, do give this a try!

    Egg White Pore Mask

    The Egg White Pore Mask was the first mask I tried. Not gonna lie, I only bought it because it was cute and affordable. I had no idea what the benefits of egg white on the skin were before this, and I’m here to let you know today!

    Egg white tightens pores, leaving the skin silky and smooth, as well as brightens the skin. This mask also smells very pleasant – reminiscent of subtle baby powder! The texture is light and fluffy, almost like marshmallow but not as dense. It is also very easy to wash off as I’ve noticed some wash-off masks sometimes takes a few rounds of rinsing to get off but this one doesn’t, so it’s a great mask if you need a quick one.

    It is so gentle I don’t doubt it can be used daily too!

    Black Sugar Wash Off Mask

    Ah, here we are again, ending off this post with another black sugar item. This Black Sugar Wash Off Mask is my latest addition to my Skin Food mask collection.

    I love this, it smells amazing, just like the other products in the black sugar range. This is similar to a sugar scrub, so I have been successfully using it on both my face and body – it works a treat!

    Since it is a physical scrub mask, I would recommend only using it once or twice a week especially for those with more sensitive skin types.


    That has been my massive post about the fabulous brand that is Skin Food. What did you think? Have you tried any of these products out?

    If you haven’t, don’t forget to click my affiliate links in the post or use my code MARISSA420 at checkout on YesStyle!


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    Wet n Wild’s Tinted Hydrator – The $15 Dupe For Fenty’s Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint? — An Honest Review

    I am very excited to write this blog post as you guys know I really really love dupes and cheaper drugstore alternatives that work just the same. I’ve never been very good at finding dupes for myself, and this has been a pretty successful dupe find if I should say so myself. If anyone has already compared the 2 products that I’m about to talk about, I swear I didn’t see them prior to writing this.

    In a previous blog post, I reviewed the ever so popular Fenty Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint Foundation from Sephora that retails for $49 in Singapore. I’ve been using it almost daily since I bought it a couple of months ago and I’ve even gotten a second bottle – I really love this product so much! But as you have seen from the title of this post, I may have found something that works just as good for more than half the price.

    I will not only be reviewing the Wet n Wild Tinted Hydrator Skin Tint in today’s An Honest Review post, but I will also be comparing it to the Eaze Drop Skin Tint. I hope this makes it easier for you to make a decision on which one would suit you better!

    Wet n Wild’s Tinted Hydrator

    The Product

    One fine day whilst your girl was browsing Shopee, as I always do, I scrolled and saw a popular local shop that imports American makeup called Juwel Cosmetics. I’ve known of them for quite awhile as I’ve gotten an Essence bronzer from this exact shop before, so I already knew they were genuine, and would happily answer questions I had about any item.

    One of their top selling products in the store was the Wet n Wild Bare Focus Tinted Hydrator. At that point, it had 600+ sales. I was incredibly intrigued, as my experience with the Fenty Skin Tint had been positive. Despite me originally being a ‘foundation only’ girl, the Skin Tint had converted me. I now love skin tints and I am no longer afraid of them (I always thought they were too low in coverage).

    I don’t know how no one ever converted me before this. I guess it was all about covering up my flaws, my acne and my scarring, and that was considered a good habit in the very one dimensional society that I live in in Asia.

    I would also like to mention that this item contains 27ml of product as opposed to Fenty’s Eaze Drop that contains 32ml, so slightly more in the high end skin tint.

    Special Mentions – The Ingredients

    I don’t usually talk a lot about the ingredient lists in cosmetic products as I am not the kind to look for how organic a cosmetic product should be as realistically, I know that ‘all natural’ products don’t always necessarily work to serve the purpose that they promise. This is the case with skincare and haircare too – it just doesn’t work for me. But then again, this is just my opinion. I am also not someone who is an expert on all types of ingredients so I never really feel confident breaking them down for a reader.

    The ingredients in this skin tint, however, are surprising as they are lovely – in it includes glycerin, hyaluronic acid (which I love!) and squalene (I also love!). How amazing is it to find a drug store skin tint for $15 that has all these great skincare benefits already in them? Even Fenty didn’t have this many skincare benefits.

    I’m thoroughly impressed as I’m all for makeup that also acts as skincare. If this skin tint had SPF, that would be perfect. But I also think if SPF was added, it would drastically change the texture of the product for the worse, so maybe it’s good that it wasn’t added in.

    Wet n Wild’s Tinted Hydrator

    Shade Range

    I quickly messaged the seller and asked them what shade they would recommend me. I informed them that I had used both shades 5 and 8 for Fenty’s Skin Tint and that I could go with a shade that was similar to either one of these colours. She responded promptly and told me that Light Medium would be most suitable for me so I took her advice and purchased it. It arrived in just 2 days!

    Happy to report back that Light Medium suits me just fine! Skin tints usually don’t pose that much of a problem even if the shade doesn’t fully match as the coverage isn’t high, so the difference isn’t hugely obvious.

    According to Wet N Wild’s website, the range includes 11 shades, starting from Porcelain and ending at Deep. I would say this is an alright amount of shades for a skin tint, but if it were a foundation, it would be a big fat no no from me.

    The Packaging

    The packaging was.. very drugstore. I don’t know how else to explain it other than you could tell it wasn’t a high end product. This doesn’t necessarily mean it was packaged badly, but more like it was packaged simply. I don’t mind it at all.

    It comes in a squeeze bottle and a screw on cap. Very simple and compact and would fit into anyone’s bag or even pocket. Nothing much to complain about the packaging at all but it’s definitely not bougie.

    Wet N Wild VS Fenty – The Ultimate Showdown

    I’m now going to directly compare the 2 products in terms of everything that I broke down above, and tell you who wins and why.

    Price – Wet n Wild takes the cake. At just $15 (SGD), you can hardly find a skin base product that costs that little. Fenty will be out of many people’s price ranges as it almost hits $50.

    Packaging – Fenty wins for sure. The Eaze Drop packaging is beautiful and feels very high-end, and comes in a unique oblong shape whereas the Wet n Wild Hydrator comes in a normal plastic squeeze tube.

    Shade Range – Fenty has 25 shades whereas Wet n Wild has 11. Fenty has to win on this end. But if you can find a shade to suit you within the 11 that Wet n Wild has to offer, go for Wet n Wild.

    Ingredients – Wet n Wild wins. If you look at the Fenty ingredient list, there are hardly any skincare benefits, whereas Wet n Wild has hyaluronic acid and squalene.

    Product – I would say both look identical on the skin, but Wet n Wild is more watery. Both are lightweight and have a similar level of coverage, but the Fenty product has a more high-end ‘flawless’ finish that is quite clearly visible. If you’re on a budget, go for Wet n Wild. If you have $50 to spare, you won’t regret spending it on Fenty either. But if you’re particularly concerned about skincare, go for Wet n Wild. Squalene and hyaluronic acid are very important ingredients in skincare.

    Based on all the things I mentioned about these 2 products, which would be your pick if money wasn’t an option? And why?


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    The Face Shop’s Quick Hair Puff (For Thinning Hair) — An Honest Review

    I’ll be the first to say my hair isn’t at its healthiest at the moment. I was born with so much thick, black, curly hair – and now that I’m inching towards 30, my hair is thinning out very noticeably especially at the crown of my head.

    I’ve been using hair tonics, hair growth shampoos, and minoxidil for the past few months. I’ve been extremely self conscious about the patch at the top of my head that I’ve taken many many pictures of to see if there has been a difference. Unfortunately I’m not seeing much at the moment, but I do feel like my hair loss in the shower during my daily hair wash has lessened – so that’s something! I suspect it has to do with minoxidil.

    Please note that all products linked are discounted specially for you and if you purchase any linked item, I will get a tiny bit of commission! If clicking links aren’t your thing, do use code MARISSA420 at checkout on YesStyle for discounts on all products storewide!

    This post is not sponsored by The Face Shop or YesStyle.

    Recent photos of patch at the top of my head – probably taken over a month ago

    I can’t stand those 2 photos of the top of my head but I’ll be transparent with you guys since I’m reviewing a hair product. That’s what the top of my hair looked like between 1-2 months ago. I don’t like it and I’ve been trying all sorts of ways to cover it up including changing my hair parting but it hasn’t been working so well.

    I discovered this somewhat dubious looking product by The Face Shop called the Quick Hair Puff. I’m going to tell you more about it.

    The Quick Hair Puff’s Shade Range

    The Product

    This product is basically a hair fibre puff – it is made with nourishing ingredients such as soybean seed extract, panax ginseng root extract and artemisia princeps leaf extract whilst also containing some ingredients that I’m aware people may want to avoid such as talc, silica and aluminium hydroxide. Despite the controversies surrounding talc, it being present as an ingredient means this product helps absorb oil too.

    As someone with a very greasy scalp, this was a useful factor for me.

    I personally chose the shade Dark Brown because my hair is, well, dark brown. I didn’t want to choose Black because I was afraid it would be a too obvious colour difference.

    Price

    I bought it from YesStyle for just $14 – that’s in Singaporean dollars. And with my discount code, MARISSA420, you’ll be able to get even more money trimmed off that!

    $14 is very affordable for this product as I can tell it will last me ages as a little definitely goes a long way!

    How It Works + The Packaging

    Once you uncap the powder, you’ll have to remove a plastic cover before use. It will allow the hair fibre powders from the bottom of the product to seep through the puff with a few shakes. If you’ve ever used the Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer, it is basically the same concept without the twisting of the bottom of the packaging. It takes a few shakes but very quickly you’ll soon see the coloured powder go through to the puff.

    It is, admittedly, very satisfying to start using!

    The fibres look exactly like brownish blackish dust or very very fine powder. I got a bit of it on my hands as I was trying to shake the product out during the first use and it was easy to clean off too.

    The Product + Effectiveness

    Enough of the talking, I’m going to show you what it did to my hair with a shocking before and after.

    Be warned, I’m very excited about the following photos.

    Before VS after using the Quick Hair Puff

    Can I just say quickly.. I gasped when I saw the pictures my mum took of the top of my head. I didn’t shift my parting nor did I change the lighting and OH MY GOD LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCE! It is such a big improvement!

    The fibres covered up the patches of ‘empty’ on my scalp so effectively without making it look like I had brown powder all over me. I would go as far as to say it looks extremely natural and I wouldn’t be able to tell I had any product in.

    A Little Downside

    The only downside to this product is that you’re gonna have to wash your hair after using it on a day out. As a morning-hair-washer, this means I’ll have to wash my hair twice in a day whenever I use this product which is obviously a tad too drying for the hair to be doing regularly, but I wouldn’t use this product on a daily anyway. Maybe for an event or my wedding?

    However, and this is just an assumption on my part, you will notice that the fibres don’t stick to your scalp for hours and hours. Just running your fingers through your hair will cause some to fall out and dust your hands. I would think that this means that if you blew out your hair through the day there would be a chance bag there would be very little product left in your hair. You may be safe to sleep on your white pillow without washing your hair a second time! But don’t take my word for it – do try it for yourself first.

    I would also advise you to not wear white when using this product.

    Is It Worth The Hype?

    YES – ABSOLUTELY.

    We’ve all seen those crazy hair fibre videos on Tik Tok where an almost balding person gets some hair product sprinkled over their scalp and it suddenly makes them look like they’ve got a fuller head of hair. I always thought those were exaggerated and edited but after discovering this product and trying it myself, I’m convinced they work well!

    There are obviously many different brands of hair puffs on the market, but you know me – I love my Korean skincare and beauty. The Face Shop has also been around for ages and is a brand I trust. However, like I mentioned when chatting about ingredients, you have to still look at the ingredient list of any product you’re buying to check if they contain any ingredient you’re trying to avoid.

    I would highly recommend trying out the Quick Hair Puff if you have thinning hair anywhere on your head – just get the right colour!

    I hope this review was helpful for any of you suffering with hair thinning or some hair loss and that it can help you make a decision on whether or not to try this product. Let me know what you think!

    Don’t forget to use my code MARISSA420 for ANTHING you want to purchase from YesStyle to save some money!


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    June Beauty First Impressions – Clio, Focallure, I Heart Revolution & More!

    I have stopped buying as many beauty products as I used to in the past mainly because I want to focus more on skincare in 2022. In the past 2 months, however, I realise I have tried quite a number of ‘new’ beauty products that have been drugstore priced from Shopee and YesStyle.

    This post is as casual as it can get. Let’s just have a cuppa and talk about some random beauty products I’ve sampled recently!

    Please note that all products linked are discounted specially for you and if you purchase any linked item, I will get a tiny bit of commission! If clicking links aren’t your thing, do use code MARISSA420 at checkout on YesStyle for discounts on all products storewide!

    I Heart Revolution – Peach Delight Mattifying Primer

    I’m usually very wary of tubed primers. I’m an Elf Putty Primer girl myself! I find that a lot of liquid primers clog my pores and break me out so I’ve stayed away from them, but when I saw the I Heart Revolution Peach Delight Mattifying Primer retail for only $14 during a sale, I thought why not?

    This primer is suitable for oily skin and comes packed with vitamins C and E – who doesn’t want a bit of vitamin in their makeup primer?

    It smells delicious, exactly like peaches and is indeed mattifying! I’m quite pleased with this product. It does need a little shake because the formula is quite liquidy, but it dries down matte. If you’re a fan of tacky primers, this may not be the one for you but I personally get along with it quite well.

    Focallure’s MIX Blusher in Fearless

    Now.. I have many questions about this brand. It is incredibly dubious. Focallure is one of those brands that make mysteriously cheap makeup (this blusher was $4), is a brand from China with no real contact number, and they sell on ‘sketchy’ websites such as Wish and AliExpress, which are not cosmetic websites.

    I bought mine from Shopee, and only because of one reason – it looks like a dupe of Dior’s Backstage Rosy Glow Blush. And I have to say, if you don’t mind the sketchy-ness of the brand, this is a great dupe when it comes to colour.

    However, I do not think I will be buying from Focallure again. Reason being is after I bought and tried the product, I realised I never actually saw an ingredient list on the Shopee listing. I had to personally go to their website to find an ingredient list and sadly, it has talc, which is what I’ve been trying to avoid. But that was my mistake for not checking up earlier.

    Another thing that comes up when the brand is googled is they have had an FDA Advisory against their liquid concealer in shades 1 to 4 in the Philippines due to having no certificate of product notification which is necessary when selling any cosmetic product. This is a violation when it comes to legally selling cosmetics online and if that doesn’t tell you that they may be doing something fishy, I don’t know what will.

    Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Hibiscus

    I’m a long time user of Burt’s Bees products and I used their lip balms all through uni when I first started buying lip balms (it’s what happens when you move from Singapore to the UK). Their tinted lip balms have been so popular on TikTok and when I saw someone selling them for $11 on Shopee, I knew I had to try it.

    I just want to say, as someone who generally hates lip sticks or any lip product that isn’t a lip balm, this product is amazing. It gives a nice sheer tint to your lips without feeling heavy like lip stick or even a lip tint. And obviously, it has its hydrating properties!

    If you hate using lip products or hate the feeling of having a layer of something on your lips but yet you want a bit of colour on your lips, you should totally try this product!

    Clio’s Extreme Gelpresso Pencil Liner in the shade Black Brown

    Clio has been very well known for their eye makeup for as long as I can remember. Their Extreme Gelpresso Pencil Liner is my new favourite brown eyeliner!

    I never trust most things that say they are waterproof, but this one is pretty good! For some reason, my eyes have been watering a lot lately and this eyeliner has actually stayed on for my 13 hour work shifts – pleasantly surprised. I also really like the unique packaging, it makes the pencil liner much easier to grip if you’ve got unsteady hands like me.

    Clio’s Twinkle Pop Glittering Eye Stick in the shade Shy Me

    I’m no stranger to Clio eye products and I have liked their products for a long time. I’ve also recently been a fan of glitter under the eyes and this glittering eye stick works a charm!

    I chose the shade Shy Me because pinks generally look good on my eyes and against my skin tone. The colour is truly beautiful, and not overly glittery to the point where you look like you could be crying. It is so easy to apply and requires literally no skill – a toddler could do it! If you’re a fan of the subtle eye glitter look, try one if Clio’s glitter eye sticks!

    Did I forget to mention, this is so god damn affordable at only £3 a stick?!

    What did you enjoy in the recent months? Anything noteworthy that you would recommend I try? Let me know in the comments!

    Stay safe, stay sparkly!


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    Testing Some La-Roche Posay Products + My Thoughts

    I’m sure by now we’ve all heard of the amazing ‘skin saving brand’ that is La Roche Posay. It’s been all over Instagram, Twitter and of course, Tik Tok.

    I’ve seen this brand in most drugstores in Singapore and I’ve always wanted to try it but the high price point put me off. I know some people may not think that $30 to $50 isn’t that expensive for a skincare product, but it is when you’re someone who has never spent more than $30 on a single skincare product.

    My routine has been filled with Korean skincare for the past year or so, and I didn’t see the need to change it up. But the influence of social media as well as random breakouts on my face happening at the same time coerced me into wanting to try this semi-high-end brand.

    With the help of Tik Tok and a lot of Googling, I found a few products I wanted to try first, and I did! So I’m here to talk to you about them.

    For context my skin type is oily, full of texture and pores and scarring from previous breakouts and cystic acne. I was on Accutane for a year previously. I’m here to give you my honest opinions!

    EFFACLAR Micro-Peeling Gel Cleanser

    The first La Roche Posay product I tried was the Effaclar Micro Peeling Gel cleanser. It is marketed as a face wash suitable for oily, acne prone skin, and that it helps remove impurities and excess sebum by unclogging pores. Just what I need for my problematic skin!

    Very unfortunately, I will not be repurchasing this again as I find it to be a little too drying for me. Even as someone with oily skin, this product may have destroyed my skin barrier a little, as my skin would feel tight after use and a few weeks later, the skin around my cheek and nose started peeling, which as an oily girl, NEVER HAPPENS!

    This probably means it was doing its exfoliating job a little too well. I needed a lot of moisturiser after, and that is not considered normal to me.

    Despite all that, the Effaclar Micro Peeling Gel cleanser is one of La Roche Posay’s best selling cleansers, so it may be that my own skin doesn’t agree with it but yours may. Still, worth a try.

    EFFACLAR DUO(+)

    The second product I decided to try was their Effaclar Duo skin treatment and moisturiser. This product is supposed to help rapidly clear existing spots, prevent their reappearance and limit the risk of marks.

    I’ve been using them on my dark scarring for quite a few months and even though the difference isn’t huge, this has definitely worked well as a mattifying moisturiser and I haven’t had any negative reactions towards it. It looks great under makeup and does not leave a greasy feel on the skin.

    It absorbs fast and doesn’t ball up for me. I’ve read other reviews where the user has said that the product balls up on their skin and I’m not sure why this is so, but it hasn’t been that way for me, thankfully.

    Probably would not purchase again because of the next product.

    Effaclar Mat Sebo-Regulating Moisturiser

    I’m all for matte moisturisers during the day as I’m an all-day makeup wearer with oily skin. I knew I had to try this when I saw it!

    This moisturiser is supposed to reduce excess sebum, instantly giving skin a long-lasting, shine-free matte finish – and it does what it says! I absolutely love it under makeup and it doesn’t dry out my skin too much like the cleanser at the start. It also claims to ‘tighten pores’, my pores are huge and I don’t see much of a difference but it doesn’t matter that much to me since I use a pore-filling primer.

    I would definitely purchase this again as I feel it works well with controlling my oils from working their way through my makeup. It hydrates, but keeps me matte for a good amount of time.

    Cicaplast Baume B5

    This amazing product known as the Cicaplast Baume has active repairing ingredients such as Madecassoside and soothing Panthenol, great as an anti-bacterial agent. It is known to soothe, nourish and protect dry skin, as well as help repair skin barriers.

    I have been using this product nightly to help repair the damage the Micro Peeling Gel cleanser did to my skin and I would say it is slowly but surely working.

    I love the texture of this product – it’s kind of like in between a balm and a cream. It is thick and feels rich, but not extremely greasy. I only use this overnight as I don’t want to get too oily during the day when I’m out and about in Singapore’s humid climate.

    Definitely would repurchase this again, especially for when I move to a colder climate like the UK. It comes in full size and a smaller sized bottle (which is the one I bought) and it seems to last absolutely forever – definitely worth your coin!

    Effaclar Serum

    We all need a bit of acne treatment every once in awhile. This Effaclar Serum was raved about on Tik Tok so heavily that I had to try it. It claims to be is a concentrate of exfoliating acids combined with soothing niacinamide that targets blackheads, pimples, marks and visible pores.

    I’ve been applying this serum to active acne spots as well as the tip of my nsoe where most of my blackheads live. Although I haven’t seem much obvious difference in the blackheads, it has soothed and calmed my active acne spots down quickly overnight.

    It is quite a sticky serum so I’m not sure how well it would work under makeup, but I use it at night as an overnight treatment. It works well for active acne spots but it’s not a miracle serum that kills all acne overnight. It does take quite awhile, but it’s still a good product.

    One letdown is that it is a very small bottle. At 30ml and costing me almost $56, I think it is pretty excessive, so I use it very sparingly.


    As with every brand, there are bound to be hits and misses. The reason I wanted to review a few popular products from La Roche Posay was because I had heard nothing but good things about the brand, and I wanted to put it to the test as I did not truly believe there would ever exist a ‘flawless brand’.

    Aaaaand, sadly, I was right! There are good products and there are bad products that I would stay away from as mentioned in this list. La Roche Posay has an incredibly wide range of products available for many skin types, but they seem to mostly focus on acne-prone and sensitive skin. There’s many more for me to try!

    Have you tried La Roche Posay or any of the specific products I mentioned in this post? What were your thoughts? Let’s discuss!