Rosette Hello Kitty Facial Wash

Saturday, December 24, 2016
Back today to share with you girls another new addition to the Rosette family (and boy are you Hello Kitty lovers going to love this) - Rosette's Hello Kitty Yuzu-Hachimitsu Facial Wash and Hello Kitty Uji-Matcha Kintoki Facial Wash. These are limited edition so do grab them quickly!

Since my first post, I'm sure all of you can tell that I'm definitely a fan of Rosette's cleansers. They are not only affordable, they are great for your skin and gets the job done well.
Both cleansers have a "sticky" gel consistency that makes a really fluffy dense foam.

Rosette Hello Kitty Uji-Matcha Kintoki Facial Wash ($10.90)
Got to admit I was really excited to try this one as I'm a huge fan of green tea/matcha. I've long known that matcha contains a high amount of antioxidants (which fight free-radicals, and therefore tend to have anti-aging properties) so I had high hopes for this one. It has the definitive fragant scent of matcha which makes it really relaxing and soothing. Besides it's antioxidant benefit, this cleanser helps to treat dark spots on the face, calm pimples and acne, and will improve your skin condition over time. This also contains Azuki red beans which helps to brighten your skin.

The matcha cleanser foams up really easily and washes off very easily too. It leaves a nice and clean feel after, without feeling too tight. In fact, my skin really does glow after using it.

Rosette Hello Kitty Yuzu-Hachimitsu Facial Wash ($10.90)
I am also a fan of Yuzu so it does feel like this range was catered to me haha. For those of you who have dryer skin and will prefer something more moisturizing, I will definitely recommend this instead. The Yuzu scent smells very natural and is very refreshing. It also contains honey, which is a humectant and has anti-inflammatory properties (so this might be perfect for you if you have skin that's dry on the surface but oily beneath). Plus, it claims to help with fading scars!
I do prefer to use this at night as it is more moisturizing than the matcha one, but it does help protect your skin against UV rays (but you still have to put sunblock on). Again, just like the other cleansers, they foam up really nicely and washes off very cleanly. I definitely felt like my skin was more moisturized after using this than my other cleansers.

Rosette cleansers are available at all SASA, Watsons, and BHG ALT Concept Stores.

Rosette Nature Blend Peeling Gel + Clay Mask

Sunday, October 9, 2016
While it is important that we cleanse our face well, it is equally important to exfoliate and hydrate the skin. I've always been a sucker for skincare, and today I have something new to share with you guys from Rosette.

Rosette has just launched two new products to add on to their existing range of facial cleansers - Nature Blend Peeling Gel and Nature Blend Clay Pack. Both of the new products contain special ingredients to help rejevenate the skin.

Pearl Powder: Accelerates new skin growth. Softens and firm. Heals acne and blemishes. Increases elasticity.
Squalene Oil: Hydrates the skin to help reduce the appearance of fine line and wrinkles. Lightens skin pigmentation.
Seaweed Extract: Contains a lot of essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants to keep the skin revitalized, moisturized, and youthful. Anti-inflammatory, and is effective in expelling toxins from pores.

Nature Blend Marine Peeling Gel ($11.90)
If you are keeping up with your skincare regime and still find that your skin looks dull, it could be that you aren't exfoliating enough. I exfoliate daily with my sonic cleanser, but that might be too harsh for some of you - especially if you suffer from acne. One of the solution is to use a peeling gel - which works by sticking to the dead skin cells and balling them up so that you can easily wash it off. It's really gentle so there's no worrying about it overworking your skin!

Start off with a cleansed and dry face, then apply an appropriate amount (3~4cm) of peeling gel onto your face. Massage it in with circular motions. After about a minute, you can easily rinse the product off to reveal bright and soft skin!
I do really like the fact that this is so gentle and it's actually really fun to use. Plus, i appreciate it being a thicker gel texture so that it's easier to apply without the mess. I remember when peeling gels first appeared on the market, they were not only expensive but quite liquidly - which made it harder to use without dripping.

Marine Blend Clay Pack ($14.90)
The clay pack contains 3 types of clay (marine, green, and white) to remove dead skin and absorb dirt hiding in pores to prevent dull and lusterless complexion. It also helps to speed up cell turnover while purifying the skin, and closes up dilated pores.

Again, use this on a cleansed and dry face. Apply it to the face and wash it out after 3~5 minutes.
This was a really interesting one to use because most of the clay packs I have used are always on the dryer side - which tends to dry up the skin as well (which made them suitable for oily but not dry skin). The Marine Blend Clay Pack goes on really smooth and moist, and my skin felt super soft and hydrated after rinsing off. Plus, extra points for the fact that it only takes a short amount of time (3~5 minutes) to pamper your skin. Lazy girls will love this! In fact, you can put a thicker layer than I did and use it 2~3 times a week.

Both products are available in Watson stores islandwide.

Rosette "Pasta" Face Wash

Friday, July 8, 2016
I think I have said this countless of times before, but to get great skin, cleansing is very important. While I am a huge fan of make up, I defnitely think that without a good base, your makeup will not look as good as it can be. Besides it being makeup prep, proper cleansing also allows your skin to breathe after a long day of exposure to the sun/pollutants in the air and helps in skincare absorbtion.

I was recently sent and have been trying out Rosette's Face Washes and now I am completely hooked. Rosette is a skincare brand founded in Japan, and it means "Elegance of Rose" and "Nobility", and their very first product was a paste-type facial wash made with sulfur (for acne protection). Now, Rosette has 4 different types of face washes to suit every skin type.

One of the things I found interesting was that the face wash was called "pasta" face wash - and that is apparently due to the wash's fine texture and doughy form - so do bear in mind that this isn't a typo!

Since being introduced to beauty products, I have had tried a lot of Japanese brands' face washes and I noticed one thing that was consistent through their products is that they tend to prefer gentle face washes that produce a large amount of thick, fluffy foam. This is due to their skincare belief that this not only helps with better cleansing, but also reduces the amount of force and friction on the skin, thus helping maintain the youthful look (no wrinkles).

The one that I was most interested to first try out was the White Clay (Pink, contains White Clay, Hyaluronic Acid and Marine Collagen) as I feel that it's always good to start anti-aging early. If you have oily/acne prone skin, try the blue tube, and if you have sensitive/normal skin I would recommend the green one! The clays all produced a very thick and rich lather, but I feel that the White Clay was the densest.

They were all easy to lather.. I got a rich lather within seconds!

The foam feels so fluffy and smooth it's like washing your face with a cloud. I really liked that it leaves your face feeling squeaky clean without drying it out or making it feel tight. Plus, this is really great for those of you with acne problems (the blue tube) because it is so gentle and will not aggravate your acne. I prefer a bit more exfoliation so I use this with my Clarisonic after massaging it onto my skin for a while.

What's unique about Rosette’s facial wash is the use of different natural clay (Sea Clay, Ghassoul and White Clay) to suit different skin types and solve different skin problems. This way, not only is your skincare targetted to suit your skin, but your cleanser is as well!

If you are younger and have normal/acne-prone skin type, I'm pretty sure you'd like the Kaidei Smooth or Acne Clear one. I used to have oily skin and very often, cleaners targetted at such issues will strip your skin of natural oils and make it feel really tight - which is not an issue I've experienced with Rosette's facial washes.

I have tried all but the Acne one because that is not suitable for my skin type, and I'm glad to say that they all get a thumbs up from me. My favourite will have to be a tie between White Clay (Lifting) and Ghassoul (Whitening)!

All of Rosette's face washes are without added colours, fragrances or mineral oils, it still smells really nice and refreshing. What's best? They only cost $9.90, which will be really affordable for students too!

Rosette is available at all SASA and Watsons stores.
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