Friday, September 21, 2018

Bye-Bye Dull Skin, Hello Bright Skin using Korean Home Peeling

3:39 PM
Hello gorgeous, how’s your skin doing? My skin’s been working not-so-good since I’m exposed to sun light and lots of dust on the road lately (going back and forth to campus to finish my thesis). So what I wanna share today is my experience trying The Plant Base product. 

Lil bit information about the brand, this brand originally comes from Korea. According to them, 80% component of skincare is water. Plants have their own “life energy” to protect themselves. The Plant Base take that precious energy and vitality, become a water plant based product. The brand claimed that they only use natural ingredients, natural patented ingredients, high performance ingredients, and free from harmful ingredients. From these information, we can say that this product is safe for our skin. Even better, the brand have their own principles which made me like them. They use natural ingredient content, certified natural patent ingredients, they treasure R&D and invest in it, and the best part is they’re against animal testing! Yes, I love those who’re willing to protect our world, become a better world to live. 

Today I’m trying their white truffle series, which has main ingredient of Korean Ginseng. This line is suitable for you who need tone up, remove blemishes, moisturizing and whitening effect. As we all know that Korea is a well-known skincare country, so I have high expectation from this product. Let’s get to know about their main ingredient!

White truffle is a plant rich in vitamins and minerals, as well as high nutrition that can help moisturizing, enriching, and recover damaged skin. Korean ginseng is a traditional medicine that has been used for thousands years (just like Christina Perri lol). These two makes a great duo.

Their patented ingredients:
  • Inflax (Patent: 10-08200009)
Works for rejuvenate, calming, and beautify our skin. Contains persimmon leaf, licorice, opuntia coccinellifera and morus alba bark extract for antioxidant. 
  • Resmelin (Patent: 10-10241168)
Thuja orientalis leaf mixed with zanthoxylum piperitum extract works great in brightening process since it slowdown the making of melanosom. 

Main active ingredients: Niaciamide
Vitamin B3 is the easiest one to be dissolve in water, that can help reduce dark spot, redness, and xeroxis. This one’s the key to brightening effect, since this product use higher percentage of niaciamide than other whitening product. 

White Truffle Turn Over Peeling
Size: 50ml
Function: Remove impurities, Whitening
Suitable for: all skin type
Price: IDR 179.000
Love the flip tube top, make it easier to squeeze the product and yet safe from too much pouring.

  • double effect with natural cellulose and specially processed apricot seed, to remove fine dead skin cells and skin impurities without irritation
  • Contain 83.02% of ginseng extract water instead of refined water
  • Natural patented ingredients mentioned above
  • Free from 9 harmful ingredients: paraben, synthetic fragrance, pigment, benzophenone, DEA, silicon, animal raw materials, mineral oils, PEG. 
(and of course free from animal testing).

How to use: 
  1. Cleanse my face (and dry it)
  2. Spread the product cream evenly and avoid eyes areas
  3. Massage gently in circular motion to exfoliate dead skin cells
  4. Rinse with warm water (or normal water when I don’t have the warm one)

So far, after using this product all I feel is brightening effect. Not a significant one after only one time usage, but the after effect is visible. If we use this as a routine, it’ll make our skin looks brighter (back to our normal skin tone). If you ask about scent, I feel like this product has no scent at all. I love something that has great relaxing scent, but I don’t find it in this product. But it makes this product suitable for even sensitive skin, so it’s another great feature from the product. 

Another thing, the scrub is very soft, feels like very small size of avocado seeds with more cream than scrub. I guess this is why this scrub can be used, again, for all skin type. For someone like me, I’d love bigger size of scrub so it cleanse my face better. This kind of scrub has a lighter effect on cleaning the dead skin cells. If you have sensitive skin, this one’s gonna be perfect for you. On my normal to oily skin, this one has a good brightening effect on my skin and no negative effect. 
As for the packaging, I love it with tube size since it’s easy to keep on my room, and even easy for traveling. It’ll be great if they have different sizes such as another bigger and smaller so it’ll be more efficient (bigger size for home usage and small size for traveling purpose).

Rate: 3.5/5
Repurchase/Recommend: Maybe (for sensitive skin and brightening effect)

Thanks to @indobeautysquad and Salubritas for sending me this product, FYI this brand is sold exclusively at | @salubritas.indonesia , see you on my next post!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Body Shop #TBSBEAUTYBAE Content Creator Day : Videography & Personal Branding with Alifah Ratu

9:47 PM
Hello gorgeous, welcome back to my blog! Have you seen my instagram post about TBSBEAUTYBAE Content Creator day at FDHQ? Well, this videography session by Alifah Ratu is the most requested, so here I am about to share the knowledge with you! Anyway, let me do my self claim: I'm not a pro vlogger yet, but I'm open to learn about new things. I learned a lot from Ratu about beauty vlogging, and improved a lot since then. I wanted to be a better vlogger, and of course wants you to improve videography and personal branding skill together with me!

Important points :
- Never use auto mode, use manual mode, so you can set it just like your own style.
- Use natural lighting for maximum result.
- Use mirroring application to have a live view of your cam monitor to your pc or laptop.
Filming order :
1. Main Part
We need to film this first since when we start filming, the brain is still fresh. This needs fresh mind to produce something great and creative. Oh and anyway, don't forget to write down everything we'd wanna say before we start filming. This helps a lot to prevent blanks. Also at the end of the process, we might as well take some zoomed product clips, to show detailed info about the products we used.
2. Closing
This part usually involves review of the products we tried, that's based on experience. But still, we also need to think what to say to our viewers. This part involves saying good and bad sides of the products, as well as our own opinion about the product.
3. Opening
This part use less brain, I can say. This usually only a scene where we'd say "opening lines" that's been repeated over and over again every single video we take. So it's gonna be fine if we film this the latest.
This to do when you upload video on:
- Title; as long as you can, containing about the products or the video
- Description box; as complete as possible about shade, size, price, and even where to get it
- Tag; in words, not sentences
- Thumbnail; create something that will makes the viewer wants to watch your video
- Mention the brands you use the products so they can notice you
- List the products you use (detailed! Shade,size, etc)
- Hashtag; must be something related to the content

Personal Branding
As an influencer, personal branding is really important. This is where you choose what you want to known as , a beauty/parody/musician influencer.
"Don't be afraid to be different, since that's the biggest chance"

Attitude is also important, especially when you want to be a professional. Not only as an office worker that you need a good attitude, whatever your job is, you still need to have a good attitude. Here's some tips when you're invited to an event:
- Come/arrive on time, or even before time. This one's really important especially when you're the speaker or someone important for the event. They can't start without you, so respect the one inviting you. 
- Follow the rules. Usually in the event, they'll give you some rules like dress codes, theme, and do your responsibility due to timeline given, or even better ahead of your deadline. 
- Be professional, like use the proper equipment and edit it as good as you can. 
- Create a good viral video; something your people don't know won't be watched by anyone! 

Last but not least, thanks to The Body Shop Indonesia and Female Daily for making this happen, and thanks to Alifah Ratu for sharing such a great insight with TBSBEAUTYBAE 2018! 

"Be Creative, Be Viral!"


Thursday, September 6, 2018

Comfy Traveling with Perfect Bra

11:18 PM

Hello gorgeous, back with JennTan right here! How’s your long weekend holiday? Wish you well and enjoyed such a long holiday! I wanna share an exciting information for us, especially for those who loves to travel a lot. Yes, the long-awaited product is finally here!  

Traveling is one of my favorite, but packing is the less favorite thing for me. Why? Well I love to bring almost everything in my bedroom when I’m travelling, I believe you do so HAHA. Lots of outfit to get a perfect instagrammable photo, including makeup pouches (yes it’s more than one! haha), skincare, cameras, and even sometimes I also take my lovely dolls and blanket with me. That’s why I always bring suitcase  whenever I go, even though it’s just one night.  Especially when my bra take a half suitcase. Bra always needs spaces, cannot be folded, and stuff. Or else, it’ll ruin and can never be worn again. As we all know, bra is expensive and important, you won’t like it if the bra also affect the shape of your body in a negative way, right? That’s why I always spare a large space for my bra. Looking for some more efficient way to bring it, with bra case, it’ll even need more space. So what should I do? 

Wacoal has answered the question we’ve been asking for such a long time. They now have  Wacoal Travel Bra, which is their newest innovation with roller bra concept. So when we pack our stuff for traveling, it’ll help us save some space, rollable (YES IT’S TRUE), but not ruining the shape of the bra because it’s wireless. No need to worry, even though it’s wireless it still support such a perfect shape. Zhen bang! 

What’s the benefit?
1. Space Saver
This travel bra is a perfect choice to save time and space save as well. No need to worry about bringing lots of stuff (like me wkwk) or having less space in our bags.

2. Rollable
This one’s brand new feature for me (never seen something like this) but it can easily rolled up and back to it’s original shape. No need to worry about ruining its shape since it’s specially designed so it can back to original shape right after being rolled up.
3. Wireless and Laceless

Relax, simple, and modern. When we’re traveling usually we go all day and go back to hotel at night, no time to change or take a bath, right? It’s super comfy to wear this bra all day (without being stuffy). 
4. Super comfy
Using eco-friendly latex material which is super soft, comfortable, and flexible.
5. Amazing push up
Okay let me be honest with you. This one’s always been as a “must have” feature on my bra collection. Everyone wants a great shape, so am I. I always use push up bra to look better and more confident. This Wacoal Travel Bra, even though it’s wireless it has a push up feature. So why not try this, huh?
The fun part is, yesterday at the launching event we had games. The game is to roll the Travel Bra as fast as we can, four of them, in only 30 secs. Guess what? I won the competition HAHA #proudme. It’s super easy to roll and pack, so here’s my tips for you:
  1. Button up the bra 
  2. Roll it from the side (right or left it’s up to you)
  3. Keep it in a special pouch from Wacoal, that has rubber to hold the bra
  4. Voila, ready to go!
Let’s travel around the world together, babes!

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Monday, September 3, 2018

[EVENT & REVIEW] Must Have Dermatology Skincare for Sensitive Skin from Australia

9:48 PM

Hello gorgeous, welcome to my beauty blog! Having all drying skin feels so annoying, and yet uncomfortable. Calling every single one with same problem as me, here’s one dedicated post for us!
Well, my body has a combination skin, where some part feels like normal but the other part are very dry. Especially the skin on my legs, it dries so badly till it creates something like fish scales. Have you ever thought what makes our skin being so dry? Here’s some information from the pro- that I got few days ago at the beauty blogger gathering with QV skincare, at Greyhound, Grand Indonesia, Jakarta. There are some important people sharing their knowledge at the event, and I’m about to share it to you.
Chris, International Business Development at Ego Pharmaceuticals shared this with me. There are lots of reasons of drying skin. It can be because of the products we use, or environmental factors. Some everyday products like soap, perfume, laundry & dishwashing detergents might affect our skin condition and make it dry. Even the environment around us, can also affect our skin. Cold weather, drying winds, sun, and also weather change might make our skin become dry. So, what’s the solution? 

It’s not easy to keep skin in optimum condition, but here are some tips for you.
-       Avoid Soap; doesn’t mean you don’t have to take a bath. Bathing is always important to throw away all dirt on skin, but be wise on choosing what you use. Choose something with less soap or detergent ingredients. Even mild soap can be highly alkaline and can strip away the skin’s natural layer of protective oils, removes epidermal lipids, and reduce thickness & number of corneocyte layers in stratum corneum.
-       Moisturize frequently ; there are lots of products like body lotion, body cream, or body yogurt that are ready to moisturize our skin. This kind of product helps in restoring epidermal barrier, have indirect anti-inflammatory action, help decrease the severity of atopic eczema, ad have a steroid sparing effect.
An effective cleanser should meet these two conditions:
-       -The simple function of a cleanser is to clean the skin
-       -An effective cleanser leaves the skin biologically intact.

Here’s a good recommendation: QV skincare. This brand has been developing products for sensitive skin since 1975 at Queen Victoria Hospital, Australia. Why QV? They have different variants of cleansers, but all of them contains glycerin. It’s a humectant moisturizer that draws & retains water to the skin, which will make our skin hydrated well. It also has significant role in cell proliferation, skin hydration, skin elasticity, and barrier recovery. QV wash, is a soap free cleanser (or “minim soap” I’d say so), which has light foam that won’t strip away the natural oils. Also, it has pH balanced which is really good for our skin, and low possibility of irritant effect to sensitive skin.
Price : IDR 198.000
Size : 250ml
As for the moisturizer, QV has two types : lotion and cream. The QV lotion helps prevent and soothe dry skin, easy to apply, acts as protective barrier, pH balanced, and low irritant. This one’s suitable for a home-usage and light-moisturizing effect. If you have combination skin like me, you’ll want to have this. I always use this lotion for day usage (because it’s light texture) or for my normal skin area. This has three main ingredients; glycerin that’s good for moisturizing, soft white paraffin which is an occlusive agent with excellent emolliency, and also dimethicone which will form barrier to protect our skin from irritants.
Price : IDR 242.900
Size : 250ml
For the QV Cream, this has thicker consistency than the lotion. This one has high concentrate, replenishes and relieve dry areas, non greasy, act as protective barrier, pH balanced and low irritant. This one has a greater moisturizing effect than lotion, I can say. For my super-dry skin condition that has fish-scale texture, it’s really effective. I always use this one every single day, and now my skin feels better and hydrated. Even better from the lotion, this cream has four main ingredients : Glycerin, soft white paraffin, dimethicone, and also Squalane which is a naturally occurring component of sebum which helps leave the skin soft and supple.
Price : 242.900
Size : 100gr
From Dr. Sugianto, I learned that it’s not only external factors mentioned above that affect skin sensitivity. There’s also internal factor that can affect skin condition. This internal factors cannot be changed, is genetic and age. If your mom or dad have an allergic history, then it’s almost sure that you’ll have allergic symptoms. As for age, the older you get, the more dry your skin will be.
So, what I suggest is use moisturizing stuff everyday to keep your skin in a good condition.
About the product, I’ll have to say that it has great effect on moisturizing and keep our skin in good condition. I love the minis size, but not so sure if the minis size is available for sale. It’ll be great if they have some kind of packaged items, or travel pack stuff.
[Blogger Gathering QV Skincare with team]
[Winner of Instagram Story Challenge]

Thanks to QV skincare, Guardian, and Facetofeet for having me on this event & letting me try this awesome product! Also thanks for reading my post, see you on my next post, babe! 

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Bye-bye Acne Scar, is It Effective?!

11:00 PM
Hello gorgeous! Seperti judulnya, kali ini aku akan sharing tentang perawatan acne scar atau luka bekas jerawat. Kalau kamu salah satu pembaca setia blogku, pasti kamu sudah sangat familiar dengan Bye-Bye Acne series yang aku ceritakan di beberapa blogpost. Skincare yang aku gunakan memang berhasil mengatasi masalah jerawatku, tapi sisa bekas luka jerawat yang diakibatkan suntikan waktu aku ditangani dokter kecantikan masih membekas, kayak kenangan mantan wkwk. 

Kali ini aku setuju bahwa penyesalan memang datang terlambat. Beberapa tahun lalu, waktu aku masih bekerja sebagai seorang model, memang wajahku seringkali berjerawat, yang menurutku diakibatkan karena sering makeup dan salah cara membersihkan, juga produk yang digunakan makeup artist saat itu ya memang bukan barang-barangku sendiri. Jadi kebersihannya memang diragukan. Tapi sebagai seorang model tentu harus selalu tampil prima, begitu juga dengan kondisi kulit wajahku. Jangan sampai saat mau ada fashion show atau photoshoot wajahku diterpa jerawat. Alhasil, yang terpikirkan adalah ke dokter kecantikan, yang saat itu dokterku selalu memberi solusi berupa suntikan obat jerawat. Menurutnya, suntikan ini akan segera meredakan jerawatku hanya dalam satu malam sehingga keesokan paginya saat aku harus tampil sebagai model tentu wajahku sudah mulus kembali. Mungkin bukan hanya solusi dokter kecantikan ku, tapi juga merupakan solusi yang ditawarkan berbagai spesialis kecantikan. Nggak salah kok, memang betul katanya bahwa dalam semalam jerawatku sudah mereda. Tapi, ternyata efek sampingnya baru terasa di kemudian hari. Lama kelamaan aku tersadar bahwa wajahku ini jadi bertekstur, dimana ada lubang bekas suntik jerawat itu. 
Sebetulnya banyak perawatan untuk jenis masalah seperti ini. Ada PRP atau yang seringkali dikenal sebagai vampire facial, dimana kulit wajah kita akan dilukai dengan jarum dan kemudian dimasukan serum yang berasal dari darah kita sendiri, ada perawatan roller, dan ada facial sejenis PRP yang bedanya menggunakan serum pabrikan. Selama ini aku selalu menghindari berbagai treatment tersebut karena khawatir dengan prosesnya. Yup, semua perawatan luka bekas jerawat ini menggunakan jarum dan anastesi. Mungkin kalian belum tahu kondisiku, yang lemah dan rapuh ini. Aku mudah sekali lemas dan lelah, sehingga ditakutkan perawatan seperti ini akan memberi rasa sakit berlebih padaku dan berakhir pada kondisi kesehatan yang terganggu. Hal yang terbayang saat memikirkan seluruh wajahku ditusuk jarum: pasti akan merasakan sakit yang luar biasa bukan hanya setelah perawatan tapi juga hingga berhari-hari berikutnya. 

Tapi setelah lama waktu berlalu, keinginan untuk memiliki kulit mulus menjadi semakin besar. Keberanianku mulai meningkat saat melihat semakin banyak teman-temanku yang mencoba berbagai perawatan untuk luka jerawat, hingga sering mencaritahu tentang apa yang akan terjadi jika melakukan perawatan ini. Tepat saat aku memberanikan diri untuk melakukan perawatan ini, Klinik Hang Lekiu memberiku kesempatan untuk mencoba treatmentnya. Awalnya sih nggak langsung yakin, aku sempat mempertimbangkannya dulu dengan mama dan meminta persetujuan darinya. Setelah berkonsultasi dan berbagai pertimbangan, akhirnya mama menyetujui dan jadilah aku melakukan treatmentnya. Konsultasi ini dilakukan dengan dokter yang bertugas di klinik, di lobby klinik yang sangat nyaman! Aku suka sekali lobby yang santai seperti ini, luas dan dilengkapi banyak sofa. Dokter yang menanganiku saat itu merupakan dokter umum namun sudah memiliki sertifikasi dalam bidang kecantikan. 

Oke, berlanjut pada proses perawatannya ya.
1. Membersihkan wajah

Tahap pertama sebelum memulai proses perawatan yakni membersihkan wajah. Disini langsung dibersihkan seluruh area wajah dengan milk cleanser. Untuk bagian mata dan bibir tidak terlalu difokuskan pembersihannya, karena memang tidak akan dikenakan perawatan. Area yang difokuskan untuk perawatan luka jerawat ini lebih kepada bagian yang bermasalah saja. Setelah dibersihkan dengan susu pembersih, diangkat dengan tissue, dan kemudian dibersihkan dengan air dan sponge. Rasanya sangat menyegarkan!

2. Anastesi

Tahap kedua merupakan tahap anastesi. Pada tahap ini seluruh area wajah dioles dengan krim anastesi, yang bentuknya mirip dengan masker berwarna putih. Tahap ini membuat kulit wajahku terasa dingin dan segar (mungkin karna diterpa ac juga). Krim anastesi ini didiamkan sekitar 15-30 menit, tergantung seberapa lama dibutuhkan. Karena aku takut bermasalah dengan rasa sakit yang mungkin ditimbulkan, maka aku langsung meminta untuk didiamkan selama 30 menit agar anastesi menyerap dengan sempurna. Di akhir proses ini harusnya kita merasa baal pada bagian kulit yang dioleskan krim tersebut.

3. Proses perawatan

Ini adalah tahap inti dari perawatan luka jerawat. Pada proses ini, dokter langsung yang melakukan perawatannya. Menggunakan sebuah alat sejenis pen (sebenarnya aku merasa ini mirip dengan alat yang digunakan untuk melakukan perawatan semi permanent makeup) berisikan jarum, dan jarumnya ini selalu baru (dan dipastikan sebelum perawatan kamu melihatnya), dokter menggesekkan alat tersebut ke seluruh wajah. Jarum yang digunakan adalah jenis micro needle atau jarum yang amat kecil. Tujuan dari proses ini adalah melukai bagian kulit wajah atau saluran berukuran mikro, kemudian memasukan serum yang dirancang untuk memperbaiki struktur kulit dan pembentukkannya agar masuk dengan maksimal melalui saluran yang dibuat itu. Kemudian diharapkan, setelah proses ini kulit akan membuat lapisan baru yang lebih baik dari struktur kulit yang sebelumnya. Pada proses ini area yang difokuskan hanyalah area yang bermasalah saja. Pada kasusku, yang diutamakan adalah kedua bagian pipi yang memang banyak cekungan bekas luka. Hanya saja karena masih ada serum yang tersisa, serum ini dimasukkan kepada bagian lain di kulit wajah agar hasilnya juga lebih maksimal. Perawatan ini juga berfungsi merangsang stimulasi kolagen.

4. Masker

Setelah melakukan perawatan inti yang cukup ekstrim, kulit kita dibuat "adem" dengan masker. Masker ini menggunakan kertas masker yang dimasukan pada air dingin, untuk merelaksasi kulit dan mengurangi kemerahan dan pori-pori yang memang terbuka. Katanya sih air dingin, tapi mungkin karena masih ada obat anastesinya kulitku sama sekali tidak merasakan dingin. Malah, masih terasa sedikit panas setelah perawatan tersebut. 

Dan selesai! Kemudian setelah masker diangkat, aku diberikan krim pada wajah agar mengurangi kemerahan pada wajah. Sebaiknya setelah dilakukan perawatan ini menghindari debu dan matahari berlebih, karena pori masih terbuka lebih dari ukuran biasanya. Selama 2 hari tidak diperbolehkan menggunakan krim dokter maupun perawatan kulit lain yang mengandung alkohol, karena dikhawatirkan akan memberi rasa perih pada kulit yang sedang dalam keadaan sensitif. Kagetnya, pada proses perawatan ini maupun sesudahnya aku sama sekali tidak merasakan sakit! Yes, ini anastesinya bekerja dengan baik dan penanganan dokternya bagus. Ketika mulai merasa keberadaan jarum, aku langsung mengatakannya kepada dokter dan kemudian dokter menyesuaikan agar aku tidak tersakiti oleh jarumnya. Top!

Setelah beberapa hari, luka mulai membaik dan akhirnya menyisakan kulit dalam kondisi yang cukup baik. Yang aku rasakan setelah acne scar treatment ini, kulit wajahku memang membaik dalam luka jerawat, tapi memang membutuhkan lebih dari satu kali perawatan untuk hasil yang maksimal. Hasilnya belum terlalu signifikan, tapi bisa terlihat adanya perubahan positif pada kulit. Dokter juga sudah memberitahu bahwa hasil dari perawatan ini tidak akan sama 100% dengan kulit yang mulus tanpa masalah acne scar sama sekali, tapi setidaknya bisa lebih baik dari kondisi sebelumnya. 

Harga: IDR 650.000/perawatan
Durasi: 1 jam
Rate: 4/5
Lokasi: Klinik hang lekiu
Jalan Hang Lekiu III No.10, Gunung, Kebayoran Baru, RT.7/RW.4, Gunung, Jakarta Selatan, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12120
Thanks to my mom who always accompany me wherever and whenever I go <3

Thanks for coming by, see you on my next post, babes!