Monday, April 16, 2012

Skincare Review: Sana Hadanomy Collagen Mist & Skin Food Carrot Collagen Eye Sheet

I've realised that I've been incredibly slow on my product reviews, so here's 2 quick reviews of products that I've come to love. Unfortunately, there's no before or after pictures of me using the products so you just gotta take my word for how fabulous they really are.

First product is Sana's Hadanomy Collagen Mist:



It seems that the product is pretty well-known as I've seen it being mentioned a few times in other blogs. This is the mini, limited edition bottle which I bought for SGD$10, though it seems to be sold out by now. The original size costs bout SGD$20 if I remember correctly.


Product claims to contain collagen in a fast-absorbing mist, with 3 other moisturizing ingredients combined, hyaluronic acid, acerola extract and honey. Also claims to be free of colorants and mineral oil. According to the instructions, the product can be used at anytime when your skin feels dry with examples such as after a bath or washing one's face or even over makeup for a "excellent natural, radiant setting".


I tried the spray only once over my makeup, which unfortunately caused my Majolica Majorca foundation to slide right off after a couple hours, however, my new foundation does leave my cheeks with some dry patches, so maybe this spray might be the trick to blend it in. However, I mostly use it at night after applying my L'oreal pre-essence and before my other moisturizers. In my experience, the spray does help in moisturizing my face and with its lovely floral scent it's a cool, refreshing relief just before bed.


Texture: Light with a mild, floral fragrance

Recomended skin type: No indication so I assume it should be fine for most skin types

Absorption rate: Incredibly fast, I spray 2-3 pumps on my face and it gets absorbed near-instantaneously

Amount needed: Bout 2-3 pumps will do, I've used it since late last year on a near daily basis and the bottle is only 1/4 finished

Price: SGD$10 for this mini edition (if I recall correctly), the larger bottle has twice the amount for bout SGD$20

Popularity: I've seen it being mentioned in a few blogs and in Japanese magazines. It's also the most popular product out of the entire Sana Hadanomy Collagen range

Options: There's an entire skin care range dedicated to it so if your skin's on the dry side, perhaps the range might be just what you need

Plus points: Free from colourants and mineral oil, and since only 2-3 pumps is needed per application, the original-sized bottle will last for a long time. It also makes for a refreshing skin refresher in the day since the product claims to be small enough to penetrate the skin under makeup.


The other product I'm reviewing is Skin Food's Carrot Collagen eye sheet:


My friend bought it for me during her holiday in Korea, but it's priced at SGD$5 at our local Skin Food outlets. The product claims to contain carrot extract for Vitamin A, marine collagen and royal jelly, all of which help to moisturize and tighten the eye area. The patches are to be placed under the eye area for 30-45 mintues, I watched one anime episode just to keep track of time.

I hardly ever use eye masks, however, with countless nights staying up late for various reasons, my eyes have taken a serious beating. I now have incredibly bad dark eye circles and puffy eyebags, and must depend on the power of a concealer to camouflage the damage inflicted on my poor eyes. So I figured why not finally put this mask to use, since it couldn't get any worse, and I was so glad I did! My eyebags disappeared and my dark circles reduced just after a single application, the effect lasted for about a week with no change to my sleeping pattern.


Texture: gel-like


Recomended skin type: Dry and sensitive


Absorption rate: Instructions were to leave the patches on for 30-45 minutes, I left them on for about 40 minutes and most of the gel had been absorbed by then


Price: SGD$5 a pair in local stores, however, I'm sure it can be bought for far less online or in Korea itself.


Just note that, the sheet isn't very soft and pliable, so it sat on a weird area on my right lower eye area, causing mild irritation with the sheet rubbing my lower lid. However, the mild suffering caused by the sheet was well worth the resulting effects.


I hope the reviews were useful! I'm sorry that I haven't been posting more interesting stuffs lately, but once my last test for the semester is done this week, I can finally start having a fun social life once again instead of being cooped up with my books and notes. I've got so many things to write about soon, so just stick with me and I'll get to them soon!


Till next time!

8 comments:

  1. I love the look of that bottle :D
    Its so cute!

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    1. Yes! The heart shape is incredibly cute isn't it?

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  2. Great reviews!! I could really use some eye sheets!

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    1. Thanks, the eye sheets are pretty good! Give them a go!

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  3. Woah the eye sheets sound awesome O_O Might pick it up the next time I go to Skinfood :D!

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    1. Hahaha, they are pretty awesome, do try them out!

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  4. Thank you for the review ^.^ the spray looks soo cute :) and I am really into skinfood so I´ll try the sheets for shure :D

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    1. No problem! The spray fits snuggly into my freakishly small palms, haha.

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