Shiseido Maquillage 2008 Autumn Mode Mix

Makeup usually does not get me as excited as skin care. But these are exceptionally appealing! I'm talking about Shiseido Maquillage 2008 Autumn Mode Mix Collection that was launched in Japan last month. Terribly exciting to look at! Created by Glaswegian designer Christopher Kane for ...

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Review: Canmake Concealer Foundation UV

I was slightly hesistant when I was contacted to do a review of the Canmake Concealer Foundation UV.  Honestly, I was skeptical about the quality because of the way the brand is being positioned.  My shallow alter ego actually thought it can't be any good since the product is well, so ...

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Review: Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream

I was really happy to get my hands on Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream which is a glycerin-based moisturizer enriched with Vitamin E, Vitamin B2 and Camphor.  This cream is one of the best selling medicated, vitamin-enriched skin care products in Japan developed by Yoshikiyo Nowatari since 1957.  In ...

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The Japanese PA sunscreen rating system

If you’re buying sunscreen from a Japanese brand, you’re likely to come across the PA rating system.  PA stands for protection grade of UVA system and is the Japanese measurement of sun protection, which is based on the Persistent Pigment Darkening (PPD) reaction reading at 2-4 hours of sun ...

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