3 Days of Anti-aging with SK-II RNA Power Radical New Age

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Honest Product Review on my Before and After effects!

Here’s a million-dollar question – when do we start switching to anti-aging products?

When I was young(er), it seemed like a problem for a much-older-me to settle. So I shrugged it off.

“I’ll cross the bridge when I get to it. 😌”
Sad thing is – I’ve only just realised I’ve been walking the bridge for a while.

And at the way things are looking, feels a lot more like a plank than a bridge. 😩

Slap on the fact that I’m steadily pushing 30 and a hectic work lifestyle… this plank feels mighty wobbly with ghastly necklines and eyebags. When it comes to your skin’s anti-aging, prevention is wayyyy better than cure. ☝🏻

The amazing people at SK-II sent me their spanking new

RNA Power Airy Milky Lotion

and invited me to do an honest review and share my ‘Before and After’ experiences with my readers! So while this is a sponsored post, this is going to be a lot like my earlier review on SK-II’s Facial Treatment Essence and Gentle Cleanser; no bullshit, I’ll tell you like it is.

SK-II RNA Power Airy Milky Lotion Product Review

Super excited to see what this baby can do for my necklines! If this works out, might consider investing in the SK-II RNA Power Eye Cream to help with my dark eye circles too. (Hello, it has been reviewed to give you bigger & brighter eyes after 6 weeks of continuous usage! 😑 –> 😳 Must at least try! #sucker)

But for starters, let’s focus on the RNA Power Airy Milky Lotion first!

For this review, I committed 3 days of using this product and here’s what I got to share with you.

THE 3 DAYS

Overall it was a pretty pleasant experience using this product! Honestly no life altering sort of change, but then again it only has been 3 days. Lol. Beauticians always tell me our skin takes approximately 28 days to renew itself naturally.

So 3 days is only about 10% of the entire period…

For this review, I committed 3 days of using this product and here’s what I got to share with you.

SK-II RNA Power Airy Milky Lotion Product Review

Maybe it’s a placebo effect or my own eyes playing tricks on me – but I swear I think my jawline got a little sharper.

*throws confetti!* 🎉🎉

That’s one of the most desirable effects of a facial product for me. Having a defined jawline really creates worldssss of difference. 💁🏻‍♀️

Plus also noticed my pores shrinking! So much ‘yay’ over the past 3 days!

However I found the product formula’s strength to be little much with combined with other products. Read below for more details!

The Texture & Consistency:

SK-II RNA Power Airy Milky Lotion

When I first picked up some product, I thought it was quite thick – but it almost immediately absorbed into the skin!

SK-II RNA Power Airy Milky Lotion Product Review

It’s pretty smooth and slick. Actually almost feels like those smoothing makeup primers/bases.

SK-II RNA Power Airy Milky Lotion
SK-II RNA Power Airy Milky Lotion Product Review

The product is very light, but it also has this very slight wax-ish sort of layer that smoothens the skin.

It definitely makes your makeup application smoother, and gives you a more even complexion. But I personally felt a little clogged when I used my thicker BB cushion over a lighter liquid formula.

So I fully recommend using this product on days when you’re not piling on the cosmetics – otherwise it can get mighty uncomfortable. Especially in our diabolical tropical weather! ☀🌴😰

The Feeling:

Speaking of weather – it has been quite nasty (or nastier than usual) lately.

Just so happened during the 3 days, I worked from home for one of the days. And while I love how I’m able to nest in my own environment to focus on some brain-intensive projects – I had no air-conditioning.

Ok, I have a fully-functional air-conditioner. But after it being turned on for the whole night… it’s better to just let the machine rest, let some natural air circulate the room and for my skin to escape the dryness.

But that afternoon was soooooo friggin’ hot. OMG. 

SK-II RNA Power Airy Milky Lotion

I went out to packet my lunch back and almost felt like I returned from the Sahara. 🐫

However what I was thoroughly impressed with was that my skin didn’t feel eeky or sticky at all! 👍🏻 I was actually half expecting it to, because it felt rather rich.

Y’know there are some thicker creams that just don’t do well with perspiration? Well, the SK-II RNA Power Airy Milky Lotion actually feels a lot more airy than milky.

Hmm… 🤔 Okay, let me describe it better. 

When you first see the product and pick some up on your fingertips, it looks and feels milky. But once you start applying and rubbing it into your face, it becomes airy. 🤗

Sounds pretty cool, eh?

The Formula’s Strength:

Now, what I noticed about this product is that it can be quite strong

At night I tend to use stronger skincare products, so on the first night I slapped on my usual thick ampule before putting on the SK-II RNA Power Airy Milky Lotion.

The next day I found tiny bumps around my neck area (which is my most sensitive part). But when used with other lighter products, it works just fine.

So if your skin is a tad more sensitive than mine, go easy on the combination of skincare products. Too much will end up clogging your skin isn’t of perfecting it.  

So that ends my 3-day rendevouz with my new beauty addition – the SK-II RNA Power Airy Milky Lotion. Will definitely be using the jar till empty to see if it works on my necklines!

It retails at $149 for the 50g jar and $228 for the 80g one. If you’d like to grab one of your own, pop over to your nearest SK-II store. I’d really advice against getting them from other sources because I’ve ended up buying imitations before! 

It’s scary how those imitations these days look soooo similar  😱 – you sometimes don’t realise you’re using a fake till you’ve already caused some damage onto your skin. Too little, too late. 😢 You only have this one skin in your life; be good to it!

One thing I’m insanely anal about when buying products like SK-II is this sticker seal!

SK-II RNA Power Airy Milky Lotion Product Review

That being said, it’s also quite easy for counterfeiters to replicate… so just buy from the stores lah. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Share with me your experiences if you’ve also used anything from the  SK-II Radical New Age (R.N.A.) range! Or if you have any other anti-aging products that moved mountains for you. 😉

SK-II RNA Power Airy Milky Lotion Product Review

And thanks again to the awesome people at SK-II for sending this product for me to try. What I really appreciated was that they didn’t ask me to write any biased content  – they asked for a honest-to-goodness review to be shared.

Hope you guys enjoyed this one!

XOXO, Gera.

September’s Quickie Review Collection!

Hello, beautiful world!

Lately I’ve started posting up on my Instagram these little Quick Reviews that are basically bite-sized beauty reviews of products that I’ve used/been using lately! ✌🏻

So here are the stuff I featured in September! ❤️

#1 Kiehl’s Clarity-Activating Toner

I crazy love this product!

It’s really quite amazing. I can vouch that my skin’s clarity was indeed activated with this toner, and it doesn’t feel dry too quickly.

Y’know there are some toners that start to feel a little tight about 5 seconds after you pat them onto your face? Well, this one isn’t one of them! Amazing. 👍🏻

Rating: 💋 💋 💋 💋 (out of 5 kisses)

Read up about the product on Kiehl’s site here.
Kiehl’s doesn’t have an online store in Singapore, but you can check out their list of outlets here!

#2 Milky Foot Intense Exfoliating Foot Pad

Usually I get Baby Foot, but it was sold out – so I bought this as an alternative! And now I’m so glad that Baby Foot was sold out; otherwise I wouldn’t have discovered this baby! 😬

It’s not only relatively cheaper, you only have to wear it for 60 minutes instead of 120 with Baby Foot. And the effects come on sooner as well! It has all the pros here!

Rating: 💋 💋 💋 💋 💋 (out of 5 kisses)

You can get it from Watson’s or Guardian!

#3 Time’s Up Facial Mask – When Pores Show Up

Bought these Time’s Up facial masks because they have adorable lines written on them. Like this one! “When Pores Show Up”.

Personally find this absolutely cute!! Hehehe. And the product itself isn’t too bad either!

One of the huge important factors of any facial mask is that the sheet quality has to be great – and this one has a good sheet quality! The serum is quite good as well. It’s quite thick & rich, so be sure to pat it down nicely after you’re done!

It’s quite okay in price too.

Overall it’s like every other good facial mask out in the market.

Don’t seem to find it readily available on online stores in Singapore… but got my stash from Watson’s! So if you’d like, you can try to check them out. But you’ll probably need to head down to the larger stores like in Takashimaya or Nex. 😉

Rating: 💋 💋 💋 (out of 5 kisses)

Hope you found these helpful and enjoyed them! 😘 Till next time!

XOXO, G. 💋

#AltheaTurns1 and you’re invited to the party!

Althea is this crazy amazing website that sells just about all your favourite Korean beauty products!

I’m in love with Althea because they bring whatever I want from Korea that isn’t available in Singapore – right to my doorstep! And it’s always nicely packed up in a stellar-looking box. 📦 😉

On top of that, the stuff you find on Althea are all super reasonably priced with free shipping! Most sites actually charge you (albeit minimal), but nothing beats FREE!!!

However if you ask me what is the ONE THING I love most about Althea, it would be that I can be 100% assured that I get the real deal.

I cannot begin to tell you how important this is to me. I wanted to try out this facial wash and bought it from another site, which sold it pretty cheap… And when I got it, I noticed some dodgy signs. Like the font and some minor details, which were already red flags! But I used the product anyway (idiot is me) and then suffered a minor breakout on my face.

So I went down the store in Singapore to do a comparison of the packaging and realised… I BOUGHT A FAKE!!! Honestly, if I bought a fake bag or whatever – I won’t be that upset. I can probably just demand a refund. But when it comes to stuff that you apply on your face… They won’t be able to ‘refund’ your face! Seriously cannot be too careful. 😫

Okay, I digressed.

But basically this is why I think Althea is simply awesome!

Aaaaaaand this sweet site just turned a full ONE-YEAR-OLD!
🎈🎈🎈

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And when Althea celebrates, boy do they celebrate. Tonnes of amazing promotions and discounts!!! It’s impossible to not want to shop right now.

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Here are some of their super awesome birthday promotions:
(ends 31st July 2016)

#1 Get your purchases in their pretty Limited Edition Birthday Gift Box + DIY Party Kit
I find this pretty cool on its own, but it honestly pales in comparison to the rest!

#2 First 1,500 Shoppers get Free Goodies!
Okay luh… Not my favourite part yet. Because I always take my own sweet time picking out stuff, I’m never one of the first 1,500 or even 5,000 shoppers.

#3 Pick out 3 Bestsellers and get 100% Rebate!!!
This one is pretty good because that essentially makes your product free!!! The rebate will be credited to your account.

#4 Win prizes total worth up to KRW10,000,000 to be won with the #AltheaTurns1 Instagram Content!!!
(ends 15 August 2016)
Omgomgomg!!! Can win a tonne of awesome prizes like Macbook Air, Galaxy S6 Edge, iPhone 6S… but deep down in my vain heart (that is probably wearing April Skin BB cushion and 3CE blusher with Laneige lipstick), I wish for the iPad Air 2, Canon EOS M10 Selfie Camera or even Althea credits will be nice! 😁
Plusssss, 15 August is super near my own birthday. So I’m going to wish I get something! *fingers crossed*

Muahaha!

Okay – I need to stop gushing over a website. It’s a tad embarrassing. 😳

I’ll end this post with this Instagram post of mine!

Happy 1st Birthday, Althea! Keep being amazing ❤

XOXO, G.