7 Days Journey to Luminous Glass Skin with b.glen

SPONSORED COLLABORATION WITH B.GLEN

It’s almost every beauty-lover’s dream to have stunning skin~ πŸ’–

As I’ve aged onto my 30s, my skincare problems have shifted a tad. I’ve been blessed with relatively clear skin as soon as I was done with my teenager outbreaks, with the occasional pimple sprouts whenever the bloody aunt does her monthly visits.

Now my strategic (ha!) focus is on:

  • Shrinking those pores – trust me, they make such a subtle yet noticeable difference!
  • Make my skin smooth & supple – because like my metabolism, my collagen levels are plummeting even as you’re reading this. Sigh.
  • Natural luminous glass-like radiance I want gorgeous skin like those K Drama actresses. But here’s the annoying catch, I want it without all that cosmetics. (Mainly because I’m really horrible at makeup and I want to sleep-in more)

So, when b.glen offered to let me try out their Luminous Glass Skin Set, I was crazy interested!! 🀩 Plus they were so confident that I only need 7 days to see the difference.

Disclaimer: Yes, this is a sponsored collaboration with the good people at b.glen – but we had a mutual agreement that this is a 100% honest post! So, you don’t need to take their advertisements’ word for it – but you can surely take mine. πŸ˜‰

Now, you ready to hear about my 7 Days Journey to Luminous Glass Skin? 😍 Get ready for a series of #iwokeuplikethis selfies!

7 Days of #iwokeuplikethis

Pre-Day 0

Before you begin using any of their products, you might already feel their level of personalised care & sincerity.

Even before we officially agreed on any collaboration, b.glen‘s Akimoto-san made sure to understand my skin’s requirements before anything was sent over!

Yup, ‘Akimoto-san’ – b.glen is actually a Japanese x USA brand!

You can argue that they definitely want the product to work on me, so I could write a great review. But I’ve been approached by other brands before, and some of them offer you more monies or mandate that you can only write positive things about their product (I don’t work with them, if that’s what you’re wondering 😬). I totally didn’t get that from b.glen! πŸ‘πŸ» πŸ‘πŸ»

In fact, Akimoto-san listened so well to me that she added on an extra product on top of what’s in their Luminous Glass Skin Set – just so it suits my skin and daily lifestyle!

When I received the box, it was all nicely bubble-wrapped up and came with a letter too! I don’t know about you, but I’m a total sucker for letters πŸ˜‹ Just adds an extra human element to things. Even though it’s likely written by the marketing department and mass-printed… I still like it though!

However, what impressed me even more was this adorable and localised comic! Just look at the racial diversity that’s so applicable to Singapore. πŸ₯°πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬

Day 0

So, because I wanted naturally luminous skin – here’s my very first #iwokeuplikethis before I started using any of b.glen‘s products.

My skin was overall matte, kind of sullen too.

P.S. All my #iwokeuplikethis photos are totally unedited and taken with the morning’s natural light (sometimes with my bathroom light on, if it’s a darker morning)

Day 1

Got a little flushed somehow and skin actually looked darker. Which was really weird… πŸ₯Ί but I had a veryyyy long & tiring day and only managed to get about 3-5 hours of sleep.

So, I really didn’t expect to wake up looking like a daisy.

Heck, I wasn’t even expecting to wake up. πŸ₯±

Day 2

On this day, the sun was really up & bright! β˜€οΈ So, I took this one without my bathroom light turned on.

But this time I was already a bit intrigued at how my face wasn’t whitened, but somehow brighter.

(Or do you think it’s because I didn’t turn on my bathroom light in this one? πŸ’‘)

Day 3

I slept a little better this day! (This one also taken without bathroom light)

And thought you guys would like to see more of a ‘frontal’ face view. 😬

There wasn’t a significant difference in brightness, but I did notice my face felt smoother when I was washing it! Was quite an unexpected pleasant surprise.

Day 4

Just about halfway and I was falling in love with the products! 😍😍 My skin was not any whiter, but actually brighter and for a longer period of the day.

Usually my skin gets all fresh & happy after my morning regime and slapping on some sunblock – but then it starts to get really dull and sullen after midday. 😞

But it started maintaining even till 4-6PM~ πŸ₯³

(Bathroom light was turned on!)

Day 5

Sorry for the awkward picture/smile/pose. It was one of those days you wake up just feeling off… πŸ₯΄ Bathroom light turned on here!

By this day, I noticed even my pores tightening up (just a little bit). And somehow the ‘light’ seemed to have been ‘installed’ into my face.

I even had to entertain some guests that night and had no time to freshen up prior – and still received compliments on how I look! (Or maybe they’re just kind, because they came to our house lah)

Day 6

Well, I was legit exhausted on this morning… Had an ‘off’ day the day before, but workload was a lot more ‘on’ than usual. Plus had a pretty late night because we had guests over.

So I decided to take this selfie with my eyes shut instead, because I really just wanted to rest (and eyes were a little red lol).

Pores opened up a bit here and skin got a little bumpy… ☹️ But I was crazy impressed at how skin continued to be so radiant even though I literally felt dead inside. (Sorry for the bleakness! Haha)

Day 7

Last day of the journey and I was incredibly pleased! πŸ’–πŸ’–

My face still ways to go to be glass-like, but it’s wayyy closer than it was before.

Skin tone isn’t as white as before, but I regained my usual fairness and increased radiance – so, it looks so much more natural overall! 😊😊

Really have to say it was a successful journey with b.glen – and as of now, I intend to keep going. πŸ’ͺ🏻

Products I Used: 5-Step Routine

Here’s a look at all the products I used over the 7 days journey!

Photo Credit: b.glen

Step 1: Clay Wash

  • Used both day & night (β˜€οΈπŸŒ™)
  • Super love the smooth texture!
  • Leaves my skin feeling clean and moisturised ❀️
  • Note: doesn’t lather/foam much
Photo Credit: b.glen

Step 2: QuSome Lotion

  • Used both day & night (β˜€οΈπŸŒ™)
  • Extra like that it’s a translucent bottle! So I can see how much I have left
  • Texture is light yet really moisturing
  • Easy to pour out too much, so be careful!
Photo Credit: b.glen

Step 3: C serum

  • Used both day & night (β˜€οΈπŸŒ™)
  • Has a little bit of a warm sensation
  • Little bit goes a loooong way
  • It’s my personal favourite step because I would press my hands and massage; and the warming sensation is sooooo calming~ 😌
Photo Credit: b.glen

Step 4: QuSome White Essence

  • Used both day & night (β˜€οΈπŸŒ™)
  • Personally love how the pump hole is so tiny haha! Makes me feel like it’s extra hygienic
  • Texture is richer than C serum, so I like to massage this one a bit more to really work it in
Photo Credit: b.glen
Photo Credit: b.glen

Step 5: QuSome Moisture Gel Cream

  • Used only in day time β˜€οΈ
  • Comes with a handy little spatula for extra hygiene! πŸ‘πŸ»
  • Practically melts into your skin when you apply, really perfect for morning use
  • Works into skin really well, but easy to overdo it – so be careful about whipping out too much

This was the ‘bonus’ Akimoto-san gave me, because I told her I prefer lighter stuff in the morning~ 😊

Step 5: QuSome Moisture Rich Cream

  • Used only at night πŸŒ™
  • Also comes with the nifty little spatula! πŸ˜„
  • Significantly richer, so I use it even more sparingly than the morning one
  • Will also work well for morning use (albeit I prefer the Gel Cream version)

Getting Clear Skin

Honestly there are tonnes of ways you can work to getting great skin!

Ditch the foundations, BB creams etc.

For >5 years now, I’ve only been using sunblock and my skin is really thanking me for it! It’ll definitely be tough at the start, but trust me – oh-so worth it! I found myself not only saving money on makeup, but also costly facials to repair my skin from makeup damage. πŸ‘πŸ»

Drink LOTS of water

Because I have a chronically bad digestive system, drinking like a fish is really one of my daily must-do’s. πŸ’§ And when I mean ‘water’, I mean plain water. Not sodas and especially not alcoholic beverages.

I drink about 2.5-3L of water a day. Sometimes I throw in slices of cucumber too!

Please sleep

As you saw over my 7 days, lack of rest really takes a toil on your skin. That’s why it’s obvious to you when others didn’t manage to catch their 40 winks.

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Thank you so much for sticking around and reading my super long blog post! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did writing it~ 😊❀️

Till next time, guys!

XOXO, G.

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