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My Search For The BEST & WORST Beauty Products In 2010

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2010 passes in a blink of an eye, don’t you agree?

Well, 2010 has been a rewarding year for me. It was a eventful year too, with plentiful of irresistible opportunities offering to me and I was glad to be able to preview bountiful of new launched products too.

One thing I have never stopped doing for the entire year of 2010 is painstakingly searching for the BEST beauty products, not just for myself but also for my readers too. And during the search, I was glad to uncover a couple of great products which I have never came across before.

In fact six months ago, I have published a post on ”My Search for the BEST & WORST Beauty Products In First Half Of The Year 2010“. The post featured all the BEST and WORST beauty products I have tested during the first half of the year in 2010.

And now as we have already embarked into 2011, I’m here to share with you my search for the BEST & WORST Beauty Products during the entire year of 2010.

All the BEST and WORST beauty products that are featured below are the ones I have tested in 2010 only. That does not include those products I have yet tested but were received in 2010. These products will be bought forward to 2011 instead. The products include Tony Moly, Kiehl’s, Vichy, Perricone MD, L’oreal, SANA, Clarins, Elizabeth Arden, Dr Cilabo, Benefit Cosmetics and many more.

And those products that I have used and tested in 2009 were featured at “My Search for the BEST & WORST Beauty Products in 2009.

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My Search For The

BEST & WORST Beauty Products In 2010

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EYE MAKEUP REMOVER

BEST – Lancome Bi-Facil Non-Oily Instant Cleanser Sensitive Eyes

WORST – NA

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CLEANSING OIL

BESTSANA Medicated Natural Resource Cleansing Oil

WORST – NA

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CLEANSING CREAM / GEL

BEST – Dr Cilabo Super Cleansing EX

WORSTClinique Take The Day Off

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CLEANSING WASH / FOAM

BEST – Dr. Cilabo Super Washing Foam EX

WORSTPhysiogel Cleanser

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EXFOLIATING SCRUB

BESTKiehl’s Epidermal Re-Texturizing Micro-Dermabrasion

WORST – NA

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LOTION / TONER

BEST - Bioelements Calmitude Hydrating Solution

WORSTEstee Lauder Soft Clean Silky Hydrating Lotion

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ESSENCE LOTION

BESTSK-II Facial Treatment Essence

WORSTSANA Medicated Natural Resource Essence Lotion

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EYE SERUM

BESTPerricone MD Vitamin C Ester Eye Serum –  Elizabeth Arden Prevage® Eye Advanced Anti-aging Serum

WORSTKiehl’s Eye Alert

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EYE CREAM

BEST - EUOKO Eye Contour Nanolift  -  Elizabeth Arden Prevage® Eye Ultra Protection Anti-aging Moisturizer SPF 15 PA++

WORST – Kinerase Under Eye Rescue  -   Boots No7 Lift & Luminate Eye Cream

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PORE REFINING RANGE

BEST – NA

WORSTb.liv Shrink & Tight Large Pores Reducing Serum & Diminishing Night Complex

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ANTI-AGING SERUM

BEST – Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair  -  Elizabeth Arden Prevage Face Advanced Anti-Aging Serum

WORST – SkinCeuticals Serum 20 AOX+


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FACE LIFTING / CONTOURING SERUM

BESTClarins Shaping Facial Lift Lipo-drain Serum

WORST - Boots No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Beauty Serum

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SKIN LIGHTENING

BESTPaula’s Choice Resist Remarkable Skin Lightening Lotion

WORST – Retacnyl Tretinoin 0.025% Cream

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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.

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Review – Chanel Restructuring Anti-Wrinkle Firming Night Cream

 

Personally, when it comes to shopping for cosmetics, Chanel naturally becomes one of the brands to consider on my shopping list. But when it comes to Chanel’s skin care products, I just find it hard to relate or entrust them to take good care of my skin. Somehow the skin care counterpart never really capture my attention or cross my mind of their existence.

Chanel Restructuring Anti-Wrinkle Firming Night Cream so far is the first Chanel skin care product I have tested. I have obtained the sample from a cosmetic purchase lately.

Product claims

Adhesioderm firms and resculpts; it’s as if surface skin is ‘bonded to its support system. Exclusive Life Cycle Regenerator dramatically reduces the appearance of wrinkles. The look of youth is restored.

Ingredients

Chanel Restructuring Anti-Wrinkle Firming Night Cream basically contains humectant, emollient and thickening agent. It contains tiny amount of vitamin E, which is close to nothing. 

Phenoxyethanol and fragrance are skin irritant ingredients that are found in the product.

Review

I like the ‘strawberry’ scent very much. Non-heavy texture is a plus point. As it is called ‘anti-wrinkle’, don’t expect to see miracle from this cream. It’s probably just a preventive cream rather than a treatment cream. Although there is no visible result so far but it does help my skin feels smooth and hydrate.

The conclusion : Sad to say, there’s nothing special about this product, in terms of ingredients and long-term benefits. The ‘Exclusive Life Cycle Regenerator’ is basically just another marketing fictitious claim, as there is no ingredient to support it at all.

But if you adore ‘feel good’ product, you may want to give this product a try. For me, I will give it a miss!

Rating

Will I buy this product? No way

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Best Review Foundations

 

 

Chanel Mat Lumiere Long Lasting Soft Matte Makeup SPF 15

Chanel modermizes matte with a light- weight formula that delivers a soft, natural look with maximum staying power. Medium coverage looks imprecca- ble and shine-free for up to 12 hours.

 

 

Clarins Truly Matte Foundation SPF 15

Suitable for all skin types but particularly suited to combination or oily skin in need of shine control. This non-oily foundation quite simply de- livers it all: coverage without thickness, radiance without shine, a fresh, natural look at anytime and protection combined with total comfort. The result? Superb make-up, a flawless complexion and skin that looks more beautiful every day.

 

 

Cle de Peau Beaute Refining Fluid Foundation SPF 24

A liquid treatment foundation that provides a flawless, radiant finish as if the quality of the skin has improved. Provides dewy moisture and a feeling of resilience.

 

 

Prescriptives Flawless Skin Total Protection Makeup SPF 15

It takes beauty and benefit to create flawless skin and Flawless Skin Total Protection Makeup SPF 15 provides both. This groundbreaking formula with Pro-XCell Complex, works on protect against sun damage and external assaults, while simultaneously diffusing imperfections. Achieves a flawless finish while working ‘undercover’ to provide your skin with superior skincare protection and boosts skin’s own internal defenses against damaging environment assaults. 

This lightweight, long-wearing foundation provides natural-looking medium to full coverage for all skin types. Available in 30 shades. Oil free.

 

 

Shiseido Sun Protection Liquid Foundation

Protects against powerful UVA/UVB rays with a just-applied-looking matte finish. Non-transferring liquid formula resists perspiration, water, and oil.