Product Review: Crystal Tomato

Hello there, beautifuls! 😍

Many of you might already know The Crystal Tomato – it’s heavily marketed to be a miracle beauty product somewhat… By promising some really awesome benefits for your precious skin. 😌

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  • Natural Sunscreen
    Absolute dream to have when you’re living in tropical Singapore with the unforgiving Sun. Whenever I head out during lunch hour, I can almost hear my skin cells crying in pain.
  • Brighten, Lighten and Whiten Complexion 
    Okay, one of my major wants in a beauty product.
  • Reduces Dark Acne Scars, Freckles, Dark Underarms and Age Spots
  • Antioxidant Effect and Anti-Inflammatory 

I read so many great reviews online about the product on how it practically changed their lives… So I figured, “Okay, must try.”

Even though it’s bloody costly – at about S$170-$190 for a month’s supply! 💸😱

Now Crystal Tomato isn’t readily available – it’s not one of those things you can just head down to a generic drug store and pop into your basket. No, this one needs you to head down to a specific list of authorised sellers.

And I even bought a 3-month supply – because that’s apparently how long it would take for the skin to rejuvenate and really show results!

I puked blood and went to pluck some grass to eat for dinner when I saw my credit card bill that month.

So anyway, yes I know you just want to know, “DID IT WORK??”

😬 We’re getting there.

First month – skin actually got darker! I figured it was part of the purging process?

Second month – skin was clearing up a tad… and the tone went back to my usual colour.

Third month – “Huh? Got difference meh?” was what a friend of mine said. I purposely wanted to meet her because she’s always the one friend who loves to comment on any changes aesthetic-wise.

If I lose weight, she will comment. If I gain weight, she will imply it’s time to cut back. If my skin looks bad, she’ll ask if I’m on my period. If my skin looks radiant, she will ask for my secret or if I’m pregnant.

Yes, THAT kind of friend.

And when I met her, I was almost expecting a, “WOW!! YOUR SKIN!!!” And then a background of fresh sakura leaves will fall around me as I radiate and giggle in delight. 😌 #mecrazy

But when she didn’t say anything for a couple of hours, I just had to ask her if she noticed anything different about my skin. And her reply was, as above, “Huh? Got difference meh?”

😩 😩 😩

To be honest, I didn’t notice any significant change myself and was almost envious of those girls who apparently experienced a whole galaxy of change!

Albeit there were some little benefits here and there – like how it’s an oral sunscreen. And I have 4 cats, so there are mornings when I wake up with a new scratch somewhere. I noticed they healed faster when I took Crystal Tomato. ✌🏻

However all this doesn’t warrant me parking aside about S$200 for it!!! 🙅🏻

Must say I was massively disappointed… I’ve tried other beauty supplements that were worlds cheaper and gave better and more obvious results.

So not topping up my stash of Crystal Tomatoes. My bank account won’t stand for it – my skin won’t vouch for it.

XOXO, G. 

3 Beauty Must-Haves for the Haze

This nasty haze is bad for quite a number of things… General health, country relations…

My lungs have so far lodged a few hundred complaints and threatened to quit a couple dozen times. My throat and eyes aren’t too happy about the situation either… :/

But the one organ that is evidently showing its unhappiness is the largest one of all – the skin. Thanks to this sickeningly horrible air, pimples sprouted out in areas unvisited since puberty.

And to make matters even dandier, my lips joined in the party as well. Drying up, bleeding…

So I decided, I needed to take action! My usual skincare routine is obviously not enough to combat this hazy period. I added these babies to my regime for about 2 weeks now and they’ve worked amazingly!

Good stuff – so, must share. 😉

#1 – La Roche-Posay, Thermal Spring Water

Price: S$39.90 

It can be a tad pricey – but it can last a pretty long time and really works wonders.

Here’s how I use this – after I’m done washing my face and cleaning it with a clean tissue, I will spray this product lightly over and gently tap. Then I start my usual moisturiser etc…

This helps to soothe any kind of irritation in the skin, especially good for sensitive-skin peeps!

It also acts as a first layer of moisturiser before your usual one. This gives you double moisturising without being too heavy, which is great! 😉

#2 – eos Lip Balm

Price: approx. S$12.90

Must be applied every few hours! I apply before I leave the house and after meals. 🙂

Y’see, the skin on your lips are really thin. So you need to be extra careful! And if the skin breaks and starts bleeding in this weather, it becomes super easy to get cold sore.

If anything at all, I don’t recommend too much lipstick at this time – unless your product is really moisturising. Moisture is IMPORTANT!

Of course, don’t forget to drink loads of water.

#3 – Sunplay Skin Aqua UV Watery Essence

Price: S$17.20

Yes, it’s a HUGE plus because it’s watery. The texture is light, easy to apply and adds on to the moisturising.

I really love how there’s no strong sunblock smell too! ❤

But the important thing here is the extra sunblock! Y’see, I already use BB Cream – which by itself has about SPF 30++. And although that’s enough on a normal day, it’s not enough in this weather.

You might say there’s no real Sun… Too much haze! The Sun is perpetually blocked.

True. But that doesn’t mean that the UV rays aren’t around.

During this time, I totally recommend double sunblock! It’s super important to prevent any pigmentation or premature aging signs from emerging.


It’s getting mighty bad out there! 😦 And they say it’ll last till November.

Gawd.

Take care of yourselves, everyone! Drink up lotssss of water!

XOXO, G.