My Search For The BEST & WORST Beauty Products In 2009

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Well, as a skincare fanatic, scouting for GOOD, BAD or NEW beauty products can be a fun thing. Very often, I will get to discover some interesting skincare/cosmetic products while helping my readers to search for appropriate products simultaneously.

Here’s the overview of my search for the BEST and WORST beauty products in 2009. Any GOOD or BAD products which I have found before 2009 will not be featured here.

I have tested all of the products except the one with asterisk*.
* Voting based on ingredients contained and reviews received through online.

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DAY MOISTURIZER with SPF

BEST – Clinique City Block Sheer Oil-Free Daily Face Protector SPF 25*

WORST – Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Daily Moisturizing Lotion SPF 15

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NIGHT MOISTURIZER

BEST – Clinique Super Rescue Antioxidant Night Moisturizer*

WORST – Chanel Ultra Correction Nuit Restructuring Anti-Wrinkle Firming Night Cream

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ANTI-AGING SERIES

BEST – Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Series

WORST - La Prairie Anti-Aging Longevity Serum & La Prairie Anti-Aging Stress Cream

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ANTIOXIDANT SERUM

BEST – Paula’s Choice Super Antioxidant Concentrate

WORST – Juice Beauty Green Apple Antioxidant Serum*

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VITAMIN-C SERUM

BEST – SkinCeuticals Serum 10 AOX+

WORST – The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Boost*

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EXFOLIANT

BEST – Paul’s Choice 8% Alpha Hydroxy Acid Gel

WORST – Darphin Mild Aroma Peeling

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WHITENING

BEST – Shiseido Haku Melanofocus EX Whitening Essence*

WORST – NA

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SUNSCREEN

BEST – Clarins UV Plus SPF 40 UVA-UVB PA+++ Day Screen High Protection

WORST – Vichy Laboratories Capital Soleil SPF 50+ Face Cream

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EYE CARE

BEST – NA

WORST – Kiehl’s Eye Alert

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FACIAL TONER

BEST – NA

WORST - The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Facial Toner

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FACIAL MASK

BEST – NA

WORST – Ginvera Nutri White Hydrasoft Whitening Stretch Mask

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BODY CARE

BEST – Sisley Hydra-Flash Intensive Body Formula

WORST – The Body Shop SPA Wisdom Africa Ximenia & Salt Scrub

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LIP PRODUCT

BEST – Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer (Shade: Fig)

WORST – Shiseido Maquillage Lip Refiner

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HAIR CARE

BEST – BA WANG Hair Darkening Shampoo

WORST - Nature’s Gate Mandarin Orange+Patchouli Organic Shampoo

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HAIR DYE

BEST – Hoyu CIELO Hair Dye

WORST – Kao Prettia Hair Dye

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9 Comments on "My Search For The BEST & WORST Beauty Products In 2009"

  1. Tiffany says:

    Thanks for sharing hee

  2. Miss Glitzy says:

    Hi Shirleen,

    Good meeting you yesterday! I love this post, good info to have! :)

  3. Shirleen says:

    I’m glad you like this post hee hee…..

  4. Joliese Tan says:

    thanks sweety………. i got some good knowledge about products………. most of the times i have ruined my money on beauty products…………

  5. Sherra says:

    Hi Shirleen,
    i had tried the Prettia hair colour and find it good, its easy to use and the colour came out nicely too. can you tell me why u find it’s the worst?

  6. Shirleen says:

    Hi Sherra,

    I was making a comparison with other Japanese hair dyes. I have bought different brands in Japan (including tis Prettia hair color before it was launched in Singapore).

    It is the worst because the color is not rich and it looks fading. It also makes my hair stiff and dry.

    Hoyu is still the best because the color is very beautiful and it makes my hair soft and silky. :-)

  7. sherra says:

    oh i see, i have not tried Hoyu before, but since u highly recommend it, i will give it a try. thks! :)

  8. connie says:

    Hi. Are you a beauty expert? Would you able to recommend a facial cleanser for acne skin?

  9. Shirleen says:

    Hi Connie,

    I’m actually more like a skincare fanatic than an expert. :-)

    Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser
    Eucerin Redness Relief Soothing Cleansing
    Boots Expert Anti-Blemish Cleansing Foam (buy online)

    These products are fragrance-free and is safe to use for acne skin.

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