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Showing posts with label Scar Treatments. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Scar Treatments. Show all posts


Newly Discovered Beauty Products - Part 2

While I finish a make-up tutorial, take a look at some of the beauty products I recently stumbled upon. Most of them I'm going to try out sooner or later......

Zoya Nail Lacquer 'Cynthia' ~ Yes, you read correctly. There's a Zoya nail polish named 'Cynthia'! And it's a deep blue - my decided fall nail color! A few weeks ago, Magali tagged me on a picture of this nail polish on Zoya's Instagram page (Thanks Magali!) Price: Around Rs.1000-1100 in the UK. I don't even want to spend Rs.300 on a nail polish, so you can imagine how torn I feel about it- buy, don't buy? Couldn't I just write my name on my nails? NO! It's not the same!


MSM Cream ~ As I was doing my usual googling of acne and skin problems, I stumbled on a post that opened my eyes wide here. The writer raved about a certain MSM Cream that minimized her acne scars. MSM cream is made with Sulphur, and  is used to treat acne. Some have even called it a 'Miracle Cream'. I am ordering mine soon. Just wanted to know if any of you tried it. Price: Around Rs.1350 on Amazon UK, but it's only around Rs.500 on Ebay.


Pond's White Beauty BB Cream ~ Why It Is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

What do you immediately, almost instinctively, do when you really really like a face cream? Me, I do a few things:
One: I think "Really? Is it as good as I think?"
Two:  I search for the box it came in, so I can read the fine print.
Three: I'll over-use it, daring it to slap my face with a blemish.
If I were still single, I'd probably do the same if I really really like a guy =D {Fine Print = Facebook profile & Google.}
For the past 3 weeks, the product under my 3-step scrutiny is Pond's White Beauty BB+Fairness Cream.
Pond's White Beauty BB+Fairness Cream is formulated with GenWhite Formula enriched with:
Vitamin B3 - Pond’s signature ingredient, helps to reduce and control melanin accumulation on the skin.
Vitamin E – A potent fat soluble anti-oxidant to neutralize the harmful effects of free radicals which can trigger melanin production which leads to darker skin.
Allantoin – Recognized as an anti-inflammatory by US FDA found in the comfrey plant and helps to reduce processes that can lead to increased pigmentation .
Advanced Superior Sunscreen Protection SPF 30 PA++ - Helps to protect against skin tanning and photo ageing.


Haul: New Cleansing Oil, New Concealer, Etc.

Apologies for the after-midnight post to readers in India. I was cleaning the whole day today. Okay, mainly my makeup area and bathroom. It's special cleaning, because sometime next week somebody is coming to our apartment "For Inspection", so we want to make a good impression... hehe! 
I went to Superdrug to get only a replacement cleansing oil, but of course the inevitable happened.....
  • L'Oreal Skin Perfection Cleansing Oil ~ My holygrail makeup remover, MAC Cleansing Cleanse Off Oil,  is finishing, so I decided I'd try this less expensive one. It has mineral oil, which MAC doesn't have, btw. Price: £5.32 | Rs.483 from Superdrug.[MAC Cleanse Off Oil Costs £19  | Rs.1724. Sigh]

  • Bio Oil ~  I've been using my old one quite religiously, so only a few drops are. For those who have not heard of this famous oil, it's for stretch marks, scars, etc. Yes, it works! Price: £8.99  | Rs.815 for 60ml from Boots.

  • Maybelline The Eraser Concealer in Nude ~ If you've been going through my wishlists, you'd know this used to be on one of them. It's an interesting concept with a spongy applicator tip that claims to erase dark circles & wrinkles. It's available in 2 shades- Light & Nude. Price: £7.99  | Rs.725 from Boots.

  • Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Liner in Hollywood Red ~ Just a deep cool-toned red lip liner. Price: £3.99 | Rs.362 from Superdrug.

I will let you know how I find them in sometime. They will probably be mentioned in a monthly favorites posts. 

Enjoy your weekend, all. It's so hot here in Scotland these days, it feels like Delhi's fall/spring season. Actually, it feels quite like Shillong (my hometown- Scotland Of The East)
Okay, now I'll go fry some mushrooms & eat lots. I know I've gained weight.... and.... shoes are fitting better! I guess I gotta eat my way to better shoes! =)


Mac Chromagraphic Pencil ~ Great Spot Concealer!

The Mac Pret-a-Papier Collection is long gone, but I want to rave about one product that have been treating me real good- Chromagraphic Pencil. 

The Chromagraphic Pencil is a multi-purpose product. It can be used as a concealer, eye liner (a good alternative to white pencil for the waterline.) But it's NOT FOR LIP AREA. I guess outside the lip line is okay, when you want to emphasize your pout.
I use it mainly as a spot concealer. It covers pimple scars, freckles, dark spots pretty well + I can precisely dot it where I want it. It's definitely better than the other jumbo-like Mac concealer pencils

Mac Chromagraphic Pencil NC15/NW20

Let's test it on the freckle (or whatever it is) on my hand.


Beauty Buys From Malaysia ~ Part 2

Looking less, isn't it? =(  I think I got more shoes, bags, jewelry and clothes this time for a change :)

But 1 more day baby! And duty-free tomorrow *wink wink*

Can't wait to be back in India...I'm dying to eat authentic Indian food!!!

Last year's haul here 

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^


Scar Treatment~Bio Oil Vs Mederma Vs Palmer's Cocoa Butter: Verdict

In October last year I wrote a post about Scars and Stretch Marks Removal (Click to read the post)
That's 7 months ago. I think that's a good amount of time to know which products work and which needs to be thrown out (or moved to the back of your vanity cabinet)


Scars and Stretch Marks Removal

Scars and stretch marks are really annoying, aren't they? I haven't met a woman who doesn't have these concerns.
I'm using some products at the moment, although I've not been using them regularly, to be honest.
This is not a review. I'm going to start using them religiously and let you know my verdict in a few months time.

My skin concerns/type: Scar tissue on my belly button from a 2-time piercing I really regret, a few stretch marks on hips, uneven skin tone and occasional dryness.

Bio Oil- It contains the breakthrough ingredient 'PurCellin oil', which they claim it improves the appearance of scars, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, aging and dry skin. The minute I read people raving about this on the net, I just couldn't wait to try it out. The little bottle is so cute too!
Price- RM 32.80 (Rs.460.00)

Mederma Gel- I first tried this between 2006-2007, probably the year it was first advertised in India. I didn't see any improvement of my scars and stretch marks then, even after I'd used up the tube. I bought another tube again 2 months ago, to give it another shot. It is a topical gel formulated with Cepalin, a botanical extract derived from onions. Meant for scars from injuries, surgery, acne; and also stretch marks.
Price- Rs.500.00

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula-  This has been around for a while now but I've never tried it before. Formulated with a combination of cocoa butter, vitamin E, collagen, elastin and shea butter. It is specially meant for preventing and reducing stretch marks.
These three came in a pack for RM 30.32 (Rs.425.00)

I can only hope that they won't turn out to be a total waste of money and effort.
***We just need to remind ourselves that when it comes to scars, we ought to be more patient than when we're waiting for our nail polish to dry, or during the commercials when watching 'Lost' or 'Desperate Housewives.'

Good luck meee...!

**Only Palmer's Cocoa Butter and Mederma are available in India right now.