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Posted by on Dec 19, 2015 in Skincare | 0 comments

KOREAN BEAUTY Thelavicos – Whitening Vitamin C Ampoule

KOREAN BEAUTY Thelavicos – Whitening Vitamin C Ampoule

I am currently taking part in an initiative working with BNT News International, a global beauty/fashion/lifestyle and entertainment source based in Seoul, South Korea. I am helping BNT to promote a selection of new and exciting Korean beauty products to a UK audience, these are products that you probably won’t have seen before and some of them are really different and unique. You may have already seen some of my previous Korean beauty reviews, such as this post about Daeng Gi Meo Ri Oriental Special Shampoo. Whitening Vitamin C Ampoule* is a new product from Korean brand Thelavicos. The products come packaged in the silver box pictured above, it really looks luxurious and special. The box contains 4 small bottles or ampoules – ‘ampoule’ is described in the dictionary as ‘a small sealed glass capsule containing a liquid’. Inside each ampoule is a clear gel, and suspended above it is a chamber of tiny orange beads – these are Vitamin C powder. You can see the contents a bit...

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Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in Skincare | 2 comments

KOREAN BEAUTY Isiloe Premium – Absolute Whitening Effect

KOREAN BEAUTY Isiloe Premium – Absolute Whitening Effect

I am currently taking part in an initiative working with BNT News International, a global beauty/fashion/lifestyle and entertainment source based in Seoul, South Korea. I am helping BNT to promote a selection of new and exciting Korean beauty products to a UK audience, these are products that you probably won’t have seen before and some of them are really different and unique. You may have already seen some of my previous Korean beauty reviews, such as this post about Ginseng Royal Silk Watery Cream from Nature Republic. Today I am reviewing Isiloe Premium Absolute Whitening Effect system, a system of three skincare products that promise to whiten and brighten the skin. I’ve said before in my Korean skincare reviews that ‘whitening’ the skin is a very Asian thing, over here in the UK everyone wants more tanned skin – not whiter skin! But I think that ‘whitening’ is possibly the wrong term for a lot of these products and could put people off over here – they don’t necessarily fade the...

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Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 in Bath & Body | 4 comments

Black toothpaste?

Black toothpaste?

Yes, you read that right… black toothpaste! I was asked to try this out by Beverly Hills Formula and I was both intrigued and disgusted when I received it. Do you remember when Heinz launched a limited edition green ketchup a few years back? I felt the same then, some things are not meant to be a different colour! The thought of a black toothpaste is just something that’s never crossed my mind and it seems counter-intuitive to use something black to clean and whiten. Now for the sciencey bit… the reason that this toothpaste is black is because it contains activated charcoal which is known to eliminate bacteria and therefore prevent bad breath. Activated charcoal is also useful at removing tannins, these include coffee, tea and red wine, and these are the things that cause teeth to stain. So the toothpaste is able to gently remove stains from teeth without being too abrasive. Beverly Hills Formula recommend that the best whitening results can be seen after brushing for...

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