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.

April Skin Magic Stone Facial Cleansers!

April Skin is probably one of the most popular Korean cosmetic brands around – at least in Singapore. 😉 They carry a super wide range of products which answer to pretty much all your beauty wants/needs!

And even though they don’t have a physical shop in Singapore, we Singaporeans are saved by the grace of April Skin’s own site, or other sites like Althea or Hermo. ❤️

Well, one of the products April Skin is most proud of is their
Magic Stone Facial Cleanser!

Images Credit: http://en.aprilskin.com/
Images Credit: http://en.aprilskin.com/

I’ve been using it for about 2-3 months now and I absolutely love it!!
*squeals!*

The only thing I don’t like is how I need to cater to its storage – because when you buy it, it just comes along with a cardboard box (like you see in the image) and you definitely cannot store your soap bar in there.

And because it’s for the face! Cannot anyhow just put it on a dish, OUT IN THE OPEN!!! 😱 😱 The atrocity!!

So I actually went out to get those soap casings for travelling. Me so smart. 😬 But the problem is, being a soap bar… It sticks onto the casing. Which gets really annoying and sometimes it’s just not-so-convenient to even get some lather going.

However, don’t just get a closed case alone! It was a mistake I did… 😞

Get those casings with a sponge. I tried it on other soap bars and it really works well! This way, the entire soap bar doesn’t stick onto the casing. And it holds your soap nicely together.

My personal favourite is the one from Muji!
Cannot seem to find it on the Singapore online store though – but bought mine at the ION branch retail store.

Image Credit: http://www.muji.eu/
Image Credit: http://www.muji.eu/

Love walking around Muji anyway – even without a designated purpose. I love just browsing and finding something I might need in future, or someone else might need… Or I like and can buy…

Okay, I digress.

*ahem*

Now here’s something SUPER IMPORTANT to note:

highly recommend that you purchase both soap bars.

Why?
The black one is for the morning, the marble one is for the evening.

They work differently y’see. The morning one is like a great perk-me-up and is moisturising! While the marble one is very cleansing; especially useful when you sweat a lot or wear makeup.

If you don’t want to commit to 2 soap bars, you can go ahead with just the black one first. Just don’t go solely with the marble one! A lot of people don’t read the differences between the two – and the marble one is advertised; so this girl I know bought only the marble one and used it both day & night.

Her face very quickly started flaking and drying up!!! 😱 She swore against the Magic Stone Cleanser after. However she eventually realised it was her mistake – because the marble one has deep-cleansing properties which therefore make it quite drying.

So using it as your only cleanser is a strict no-no!

But some girls I know use just the black one – and it works fine. I personally use both, and am crazy in love with the combination!

My skin doesn’t feel pulled, my pores have shrunk (yay!) and overall my complexion seems to have improved as well.
😁✌🏻😁✌🏻😁✌🏻

Each one will cost you about S$20? Depending on which site you go to and whatever discounts there are. So I spent about S$35, I think, on the both of them…

And 2-3 months later, I’m just about halfway through. So it’s actually a really economical buy too!!

Remember – taking care of your skin is wayyyyy more important than covering up your flaws.

Because when you take good care of your skin, your flaws slowly fade away and eventually you might not need anymore covering up! Just maybe the basic sunblock. ☀️ And covering up only lasts you 12 hours tops – while skin well-taken care of lasts you a lifetime. 😉

Thanks for reading! 😘 Till next time!

XOXO,
G.