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Label Young – Shocking Serum Ampoule

Labelyoung Shocking Serum Ampoule.jpgThis is part of my Janaury 2015 Haul from Koreadepart. My Sonyu Cream is half pot by now and I thought I should start the next bottle from my latest Label Young Haul.

About the Product

From Koreadepart and Qoo10, the main ingredients are the black seed complex (black bean, black rice, black sesame) and includes base that was formed through crock fermentation process (bean fermentation extract, rice fermentation filtrate extract, green grain fermentation filtrate extract). Black beans include a lot of good ingredients, including cellulose and vitamin E to prevent spots; and anthocyanin to increase skin’s resistence and provide elasticity and vitality. Black Rice contains Anthocyanin and provides good nutrition to the skin.  Black Sesame is known as Longevity Food in China. It contains Vitamin B, Vegetable Fat to reduce dryness. Other ingredients in this product includes Argan Kernel Oil, Olive oil and Jojoba Seed Oil; as well as Galactomyces and BP.  Collectively, this all-in-one Essence + Serum + Ampoule product is supposed to deliver whitening, brightening, anti-wrinkle, tighten pores, elasticity and hydration to the skin. From the website, it does not contain Talc, Ethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Imidazolidinylurea, Carbomer artificial pigment, Triethanolamine, Methylisothiazolinone, Petrolatum, Triclosan and Mineral Oil. The colour of the product is natural.

Using the Product

The website recommends that after normal skincare, apply proper amount on the skin (including under the eye) and then gently use the fingers to lift the skin upwards. Tap lightly thereafter to help with absorption.  I have used the product right after toning. I did not apply additional moisturizer before this product coz I felt that the product is sufficient for me in humid Singapore. My skin will still produce oil in the next 2-3 hours as per normal. I am still unsure if I will buy this item again coz I do not see visible improvement after using it for 1 week. But one thing for sure it didn’t break me out.

Where to Buy the Product

From the usual places – Koreadepart and Labelyoung.com. Some vendors on Qoo10 SG carries it as well.

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Label Young Haul @ Koreadepart

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Have gone almost crazy shopping on Koreadepart Website and these are the Label Young products that I have bought this month, among many other items. Some of these products were on sale so I just could not get my hands off them! They are:

1. Shocking Serum Ampoule
2. Shocking Mist Lotion and Cream Step 2
3. Shocking Mist Skin and Essence Step 1
4. Sonyu Oil ver 2 (Limited Edition)
5. Sonyu Oil
6. By handmader 3S Cream or Seonyeo Cream (Original)

It will take a while before I get to review all of them but do keep your eyes peeled till I give reviews on each of them!

Let me know if you have started using any of them! 😉

Estee Lauder – Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum

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This is a product for any beauty junkie or anyone who wants to try out light serums in place of the heavy eye creams. Personally, I am not sure of the effectiveness of eye gels, and I am definitely not a supporter of eye creams considering the humid climate that I am in. What I am truely “afraid” of are little oil nodules collecting under my eyes – eww!

I started using this product more regularly when my beautician commented that she’s beginning to see lines under my going 40-year-old eyes. That spun me into panic mode and I began to apply this on slightly more regular basis (say once every 2 to 3 days – note:  I do not have a habit of putting on eye creams or gels).

This serum is light (yup thats what serums are supposed to be) and the colour of the serum is a light beige in colour. The texture is slightly creamy but light. It glides on my eyes when I apply it with my ring fingers. Living in humid country means the serum will stay on the eyes a tad longer than if I am in a temperate or low humidity country. The sales lady has told me before that if its for hot and humid countries, the serum could just be the right product to use for my eyes – so here goes. I will typically just go lightly over the sections where serum has been applied, and finish the application by putting my warm palms over the eyes (ahhh… feels comforting!)

I am not able to tell if it has been effective with reducing the visible lines under my eyes. I am hoping that my beautician, who with her more objective eyes, could tell me if the lines have disappeared. :p However, given the reputation of its facial lotion and eye cream, I am putting my buck on this product together with a lot of faith! 😀

Fingers crossed!

Update on 3 Jan 2014

From my recent visit to my beautician, she discovered that I’ve developed some milia seeds under my eyes. I am not sure if its because I have been using the eye serum so I googled the internet and discovered that there are other users of this product who also complained that they had developed milia seeds under their eyes as well. Though not conclusive, I have chosen to stop using this serum. Perhaps its just not suitable for use in humid environment and perhaps the product is still too rich for my skin. Let me know if anyone of you have used and had fabulous results! 🙂