Baby steps with reintroducing AHA to my face with #NipandFab Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads (mini 5 pack). They're 2.8% glycolic acid and supposed to be super gentle as they also contain hyaluronic acid, panthenol and blue daisy extract to soothe and calm and hydrate, so you can use it once or even twice a day.
Let me tell you, my skin was NOT happy with me, there was redness, there was itching, and the next day my skin was so rough, flaky, red and dry, not to mention still itchy.
It took a few days (and lots of extra hydration steps) to calm down.
I had anticipated this meltdown so I had prepared my face first with a wash off #Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask (antibacterial + moisturising), then after waiting the appropriate amount of time for the glycolic acid pad to do its thing (and in case of any really bad reactions) I piled on some hydrating layers, a quickie #Lululun Premium Kyoto Autumn 2017 edition sheetmask (has Japanese maple leaf extract, Uji tea leaf extract and even Kyoto silk worm cocoon extract?!), creamier layers, and right before bed I whacked on some #Kicho Camellia Sleeping Pack (lanolin, shea butter, camellia oil and more) for some heavier duty overnight nourishment.
That was 10 days ago.
Needless to say, I'm taking my time with the remaining 4 pads.
Do you have sensitive skin? Mine can be reactive to new products but instead of writing it off after one use, it usually calms down after an initial adjustment stage. Do you persist with products that you initially react to in the hope that your skin will adjust, or are you a one chance only person?
Aokigahara (aka sadly known as "SUICIDE FOREST"). for the lost ones, they tie ribbons just in case if they decided not to do it they still know where to go back. hurtful reality but true. this post is to show awareness that life is precious & you should never give up! 🇯🇵 #OhanaFomorca2018
P.S. as we were walking the trail to the ice cave, you'll get this eerie feeling that the forest is somehow alive! 🌲
Finally...(and I mean that literally because it’s always sold out) managed to restock a fav by @deciem - the Salicylic Acid is an incred little formulation for us combo skin gals that seem to get pesky blemishes throughout the seasons and I am so glad it’s back in my cupboard. #LoadedupfromAsosau#Lucky
just when you thought you've seen it all... then this happened! watch & listen to some Japanese live entertainment. i recommend you to try to squeeze this on your next trip to #Tokyo! we had crazy & weird fun night! 🇯🇵 #OhanaFamorca2018
Did you know January is named after the Roman God Janus? Betcha can't guess something else that's named after him! (Us. It's us.) Check the link for all sorts of fun JANIIS/Janus history! 🌿💻🏠 | LINK IN BIO |
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Tokyo is the city with the most number of Michelin-starred restaurants. of course we couldn't miss to try some. this may look an ordinary pork cutlet to you but this is the only #MichelinStar "Tonkatsu" restaurant. definitely worth a stop! 🇯🇵 #OhanaFamorca2018
I have a brand new video on my channel!!!! Click the link in my bio to watch! And don’t forget to watch in Full HD!! This is a really special video!! I really reflected in 2017 and shared with you guys what I did, learned & loved in 2017! Stay tuned at the end for something really special!! X x x x
my aunt Taro used to tell stories about Japan especially how majestic Mt. Fuji-San is. so i said to myself that i'll go see it one day & put it on my #bucketlist. now here i am in awe of its beauty! 💯 % visibility today. such a surreal moment for me! 🙏🇯🇵 #OhanaFamorca2018
best WAGYU ever. japanese black & A5 grade beef. marbling. food coma! 🇯🇵 #OhanaFamorca2018
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With so much travel lately I don't want anything holding me back🙅🏼 ✈️.
Ponstan is my go-to pain relief at 'that time of the month'. Head to @pricelineau now to see the competition #Ponstan is running ☺️.
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A no rinse cleanser that also acts as a toner, gentle exfoliant and leaves your skin feeling hydrated and glowy? Cinch has got you covered! Let's FACE IT the bottle and super easy pump are pretty amazing too! Available now! #faceit#micellarwater#soeasy#priceline