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July 2018

D.U.O Cleansing Balm

D.U.O. The Cleansing Balm

Cleaning your face everyday is the most important thing you have to do everyday especially if you wear make up. As you know the pollution levels are getting higher everyday and the air we breathe in gets dirtier as time pass by. In order for your skin to repair and replenish fully, cleaning is essential. DUO cleansing balm is the No.1 in popular review websites – highly useful 5-in-1 smooth cleansing balm.

Many benefits include

  1. 5-in-1 (cleansing, facial wash, exfoliation, massage, treatment) functionality makes it perfect for quick makeup.
  2.  Unique smooth and rich texture that stays mild on the hands.
  3. Nano-sized capsules called “pore clear capsules” provide deep cleansing for the pores to completely eliminate makeup and clear clogged pores.
  4. Combining 31 kinds of aging care ingredients (nano collagen, nano hyaluronic acid, nano ceramide, etc.), the product leaves the skin moisturized.
  5. There is no need for additional facial cleansing after removing makeup with the cleansing balm.

     

    The product maintains a delicate balance between cleansing to clear clogged pores and additive-free moisturization that leaves the skin moist to minimize strain on the skin. Although it was difficult to achieve this delicate balance, we managed to do so by using the latest technology.

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    It is great for any skin type, it is basically an essential everyday cleanser. Simply wash your hands and dry it to be semi wet, apply some onto your palms and rub it, after the product gives out bubbles, you can apply it onto your face and give yourself a simple face massage then risen it off with water.

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    Reviews

    This is the first time I used oil removers. I like it because of Japanese products because it has less chemical smell. When it is very light, the book is out of makeup, but because of the oil so remove the oil so I feel after using the oil still so I still have to use more cleansing milk.

    20’s | Vietnam

    After using this product, my skin becomes cleaner and softer and easy to absorb the moisture cream at the next step. Thanks for giving me a chance to try this product. I think i will buy it if it is sold in my country.

    30’s | Vietnam

    I have now used this product for over 2 weeks, this has now been the item I should used everyday for removing my make up. It is winter now in Hong Kong, and I feel this product is quite suitable to use during the dry weather. Besides, I can really feel the my skin has gone so soft after using it. I hope to buy another bottle after mine has finished , hope the company will make it available in Hong Kong 🙂

    20’s | Hong Kong

    I think this product is pretty suitable for my skin type as I often feel dry during the winter season. Plus, I really like how it says about how cleansing and moisturizing effect are bought just by using it alone.

    20’s | Hong Kong

Blanc White

BLANC ELENA

BLANC ELENA

Dreamed of a white flawless skin? sometimes i always wonder how i can get my skin to look like my favorite celebrity who is has flawless and white skin. Getting whitening injections is one of the solution but then, do you really want to risk future side effects just to look whiter? Through a dedicated whitening skin care routine, you can achieve the flawless white skin in just weeks!

 

Blanc Elena is a powerful whitening cream which basically whitens your skin and makes it brighter.

It is a halal certified cosmetic made with carefully selected materials and containing no alcohol or animal-derived ingredients whatsoever. The quality you get with a product Made In Japan starts with the water, plants, and other raw materials, continues through the manufacturing environment, and doesn’t end with the packaging and storage.

This product is effective in making your skin whiter as you put it on, and it gets absorbed in the skin really fast and will make your skin very white for about 1-2 hours. The minerals will get absorbed into the skin and in a long term effect, it will make your skin fairly whiter.

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How to Use

Night routine: Simply wash your face with your usual cleanser, wipe your face dry and apply toner/lotion first, wait for it to be absorbed into the skin, then apply Blanc Elena on your face/ body. Finish off with your usual serum/moisturizing cream.

Morning Routine : After washing your face and drying it, apply toner/lotion onto your skin and let it absorb. Next, apply Blanc Elena on you face and neck and spread it out evenly with your hands. For best result, apply UV protection to protect your skin from the sun that could darken your skin. After all these steps, feel free to apply your make up.

 

Reviews

Creamy white cream, easy to spread evenly over the skin, giving a pleasant natural feel, brightens the skin and not greasy. However short duration of action (1-2 hours), skin color is easy to return to old color

20’s | Vietnam

2 week ago, I got 3 small packs of product. When I’ve used it, I’ve felt my skin as rubbing powder that causes my skin brighter immediately. However, the smell is not fragrant. After 1 week, 3 packets are run out of.However, My skin has not changed much. To see the effect of the cream, I think the sample should give more.

20’s | Vietnam

2 week ago, I got 3 small packs of product. when i rubbed, the cream is quickly absorb into my skin. However, after 2 hours, my skin return as nomal.

20’s | Vietnam

KOME LAB Sake Yeast Extract

The KOME LAB Sake Yeast Extract

promotes the regeneration of cells, allowing the skin to be clear and radiant. It is rich in amino acid, which makes the skin supple and glossy, and at the same time moisturize it.

It is made from carefully-selected cream of the crop Sake yeast from one of Japan’s oldest and well-known sake breweries. For years, it has been believed that sake (Japanese rice wine) brewery workers have beautiful, radiant hands after having been exposed to sake yeast for so long. Most of the manufacturer of KOME LAB Sake Yeast Extract, Fukumitsuya Sake Brewery, decided to develop various skin care products.

The product comes in a black box with white Japanese and English text. Inside the package, you will find the small 20 mL brown glass bottle container, which holds the sake yeast extract. The bottle itself has a white label on it with the same Japanese and English texts found on the black box it comes with. The black cover of the bottle also acts as a dropper for easy application on the skin.

To use this product, you must first make sure to wash your face with facial wash. After that, squeeze 2-3 drops unto your hand. Rub it on your hands and gently pad it unto your face. Then apply face lotion and other skin care products. To give you a tip, you can put more extract on part of the face that is more problematic to fasten the cell regeneration and clear out the area.

One of my favorite things about the product is that it’s almost completely odorless. It is composed of a very light, water-based substance that resembles that of a Japanese rice wine. The KOME LAB sake yeast extract goes well with the other products that I use. It is so light that sometimes, in the middle of the day, I forgot that I have applied some of it. It moisturizes my skin so well and does not leave my face dry or oily at all.

KOME LAB Sake Yeast Extract

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Reviews

I am surprised by the size of this sample! I think I can use it for a month. After using it for a week, my skin feel softer and smoother. It is moisturizing too! I think it is suitable for all skin type.

20’s | Hong Kong

I love this product! It is moisturizing and unscented. I can feel that my skin become smoother than before!!

30’s | Hong Kong

The texture is light and moisturizing. I like this product but seems it is little that only has 20mL. My pore seems becoming smaller after using it!

20’s | Hong Kong

I am very appreciate it is a regular size product. The result is very obviously. My face become smoother after using a week

20’s | Hong Kong

Anti-Aging hacks

At the age of 28 and above or maybe younger, depending on your skin type and hormones, you might be noticing lines, wrinkles and dark spots appearing slowly. Because our skin becomes more sensitive and fragile, we must take more care of it often and with the best products.

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Your skin is much different from when you were in your 20’s, to get the perfect result, you must not only change your skin care routine but also your lifestyle.

  1. Do not Smoke!
  2. Eat more antioxidants
  3. Fermented food
  4. Increase protein
  5. less sugar
  6. Silk pillow cases
  7. Healthy fats
  8. Exercise
  9. No stress

Some of you might think that these steps are too much to follow, but slowly changing your lifestyle will definitely be worthed in the future when your skin stays young.

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Cosmetic Companies has been developing anti aging creams, serums and more. You can try our Anti-Aging Beauty Trial Set HERE 

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You can see if the product is suitable for your skin and if it is, you can directly purchase the products on our website.

Natural remedies has also been a trend for people to look younger, applying natural oils on your skin every day and night can help fight aging. Here are some oils you can try:

  1. Jojoba Oil
  2. Pomegranate Oil
  3. Frankincense Oil
  4. Lavender Oil
  5. Rosehip Oil

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If you are very concern of your aging phase, you might also be interested in taking pills like vitamins to fight this aging:

  1. Vitamin C
  2. Vitamin E
  3. POLYPODIUM LEUCOTOMOS (PLE)
  4. Glucosamine

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Atutumn Skin Care

Depending where you live, the transition between summer to autumn might cause the humidity and hydration levels to change. You must be ready and change your skin care routine to fit with the outdoor hydration. A humid climate softens your skin and makes it easier to maintain.

When Autumn is approaching, people tend to forget that the sun is still giving out UV rays which still enters your skin, do not forget you need your sunscreen even on autumn.

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Protect yourself from the dangers of the UV rays especially skin cancer. During Autumn, it feels colder and more turbulent weather, the wind is stronger and the temperature changes will vary. Here are some tips you can follow to treat your skin:

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  1. Change your cleanser, since you do not have to strip of the sweat you used to have a lot of during summer, you can get a gentler cleansing cleaner. Check out what Cosmeria suggest 
  2. Change your toner, the wind is usually cooler and takes away the moisture on your face, we suggest you get a more hydrating toner. Check out what Cosmeria Suggest
  3. Change your moisturizer, this is a very essential must have item on your face through out fall and winter. colder weather means you need to hydrate more. Try changing your moisturizer to cream type, it is more condensed hence stays on your skin longer while moisturizing it. Check out what Cosmeria Suggest
  4. Drink a lot of water! hydration from inside is definitely a must to maintain your skin inside out and your health
  5. Hydrating mask, use a face mask 2-3 times a week to replenish the moisture you lost.
  6. Massage your face with oils, oils are known to be really good for your skin. Massaging can take up a lot of time but for your skin’s goodness, make time to massage it with moisturizing oil 2-3 times a week.  Check out what Cosmeria Suggest

 

Botanic Bio wash foam

Botanical Bio – All-in-one Wash Form

Botanical Bio is a foam wash which combines a makeup remover and facial cleanser.

I think this face product is perfect for those who are not good with following too elaborated night-time face routines and prefer to apply only one product at the end of the day. Which totally influenced my decision on using it.

Unlike other products, I actually like you can use this one to remove the make-up in your eyes, while other products warn you not to let that happen, it also lets you use it with any type of make-up, so be it waterproof or non-waterproof make-up.

I have a greasy type of skin, which is the reason why something that didn’t really work for me is the creamy-smooth finish on your skin; In consequence, it leaves me with a feeling of needing to wash my face more than once to remove some moisture. I believe this product works perfect for people with drier skin.

 

Application is fast and easy,

Lightly moistening hands and face.

Massage over make-up

Make sure it blends with your make-up to get a better result.

Wash it off with cold or lukewarm water.

Another perk of this product is that it has no strong fragrances, avoiding any skin irritations. Some of the ingredients contain some anti-aging and dead-cell removing properties, which is good if you want to keep a healthy skin.

I recommend this type of product to people who like natural-based products, while also appreciating an All-in-one product which can be perfect for time saving purposes.

 

THEO DOLL: All-in-one face lotion for dry skin

THEO DOLL: All-in-one Face Lotion for Dry Skin

DOUBLE-ACTION PRODUCT FOR DRY SKIN

I had set very high expectations for the product I am going to review today. As the label on the container subtly (not really) points out, Doll: All-in-one Face Lotion has been the most searched product among all Rakuten research categories, for three years in a row.

It`s as light as a toner and as hydrating as a moisturizer, in line with its “all-in-one” advertised properties. So far so good.

Despite being so popular, this lotion`s package goes very much unnoticed: no fancy designs or flashy slogans. It contains 150ml of product which will last around 2 months if, like me, you are only using a couple of drops per application, once a day (you really don`t need much more than that since it`s a highly concentrated lotion). All in all, the package serves its purpose and the transparent material does not leave any room for imagination. Instead, it bluntly shows off the content for what it is, a watery, refreshing lotion. Nothing to complain about that.

THEO DOLL: All-in-one face lotion for dry skin

INGREDIENTS

It contains Vitamin C derivates and three hyaluronic acids to help the skin preserve its moisture, enhancing its plumpness and firmness. I`m sure most of you are not new to the notion of hyaluronic acid, but in Japan it is an extremely popular skin care ingredient used in any product, from masks to cosmetics. It retains moisture in the skin, repairing sun damage and preventing fine lines and wrinkles formation. If you haven`t already, grab your hyaluronic-acid-rich face product, as the body`s ability to naturally produce it is only decreasing as you age.

My personal take on its composition is that the product actually makes my skin firmer and plumper after a few days of application. I might need more time to verify its effectiveness on wrinkles and fine lines, but I can confidently state that my skin feels more hydrated and supple.

THEO DOLL: All-in-one face lotion for dry skin

TEXTURE

Its gel-like texture makes it easy to apply on my skin. I am actually able to squeeze out the exact amount of product that I need, (usually 2 drops) each time I want to use it. It`s not completely liquid, but neither too sticky. This is not a feature you should take for granted.

I have tried so many products, which, despite being very high quality, are too watery, to the point where every time I try to apply them, the content spreads all over my palms before I can get my hands close to my face. If you are going through the same struggle, this product is the perfect solutions for you.Theo Doll has no particular smell, which in my opinion is always a positive feature for a skin product. I definitely don`t want any fragrance on my already too sensitive and dry skin. Consistent with the current trend on face products this is an unscented moisturizer/toner.

THEO DOLL: All-in-one face lotion for dry skin

HOW TO USE

Like most moisturizer, its application is pretty straightforward:

  1. Wash your phase thoroughly.
  2. Take a small amount of product in your hands and apply it, gently patting it into your skin.
  3. Apply more if necessary

According to COSMERIA website, one application per day is enough. I do agree IF you are already following a night skin care routine. If that is the case, I would suggest adding it to your morning skin care routine. I personally think it is a good base to apply serum, face oil/a thicker moisturizer and make up on. However, this may vary according to your skin type.

THEO DOLL: All-in-one face lotion for dry skin

OVERALL

What makes this product worth buying in my opinion, is its double action. It acts as a toner and a moisturizer for both dry and oily skin at the same time, which was the main reason why I chose it in the first place. This way, I ended up saving money, while obtaining the same result I would have expected after using two different products. Not to mention that its gel-like consistency is a major plus for those who, like me, don`t exactly enjoy nor have the time to wait indefinitely for a lotion to be completely absorbed.

Summing up: good value for money and a thumbs-up for its convenience and ease of use.

For those of you who are interested in giving it a try, here is the link to purchase THEO DOLL All-in-one Face Lotion on COSMERIA website.

Body Anku

 

This deodorant facial soap is really simple and easy to use, just like any other bar soap. They create a lot of bubbles when you use it which is quite convenient because you can just rub your hands on the bar soap for a while and then let the soap down and use both of your hands to clean your face extra clean. I would say that the packaging is pretty simple and understandable.

This soap does not have a smell to it, which I think is great because everyone has a scent preference and this soap is scentless. Since this is a deodorant soap, they really take away your body odors, this is actually really great for after sports or just a rough day at work. Not only does it take away the smell, it contains Freigerg Fungo and royal jelly acid which cleanse the body of odor-causing swear, sebum and grime.

Personally, I really think that this product is good for people with oily skin because it really cleans your skin, taking all the oil away. I recommend that you apply lotion and moisturizers after cleaning your face with this soap. What I really think is good about this product too is that you can use it on your body especially armpits, neck and back because they generate the most body odor.

 

How it works

After removing your make up, start by rubbing this soap on your hands to create a lot of bubbles.

Put down the soap and just clean your face like you normally would, risen your face with water and apply your own lotion or moisturizer. You can repeat this steps for your body as well.

Aizu Homare Skin Lotion

Aizu Homare Skin Lotion have formulated with Japanese sake from the “Homare Sake Brewery”, an internationally recognized brewery. It is composed of 60% Japanese sake, which contains a large variety of nutrients that comes from natural fermentation process. It is rich in amino acids, vitamins, peptides, and other essential minerals. In addition to sake, the lotion also contains 3 plant extracts that are known to improve the texture of the skin.

It comes in a 200 mL green bottle, similar to the color of a traditional Japanese rice wine “sake” glass bottle. The design of the bottle is simple yet elegant. It gives off a classic and high-quality Japanese product vibe.
The product has a gentle fragrance of lavender, when applied to the skin, is absorbed right away and douses the skin with hydration that lasts throughout the day and night. It is extremely refreshing and lightweight. This product is good for those who have normal to oily skin as it will not clog the pores. I use it twice a day right after I wash my face.

In order to use the Aizu Homare Skin Lotion, you must first wash your face with facial wash or soap to cleanse it from dirt and oil. Then dry your face with a clean towel. After cleaning your face, drop a small amount of the lotion into your hand. Lastly, gently apply it to your face and allow it to be absorbed by your skin.

As a beauty product enthusiast, I have tried many types of lotions, both that are sold in specialty stores and in the supermarket. Yet, I have never used any lotion like Aizu Homare Skin Lotion that actually sink in and let me live my life without a shiny and greasy face. I live in the Philippines, a tropical country where the sun always shines, and the heat seldom goes down to 20 degrees. Because of this, I always make sure that my skin is hydrated and healthy, but the lotions that can be found in the market always makes my face shiny and feels sticky. I almost settled for the normal lotions that I already hated, until Aizu Homare Skin lotion came into my life. This lotion is very different from any normal lotions and that is found in the market.

It feels so lightweight yet also hydrates the skin so that it feels supple and soft to the touch. The Aizu Homare Skin Lotion is a product that effectively moisturizes the skin and keeps it healthy. It is the perfect face lotion for those individuals who do not want to use sticky lotions to moisturize their skin. If you’re in need of a light but long-lasting lotion, then this is definitely the product for you.

Summer Skin

It has been several weeks into summer and it has been getting hotter ever since. The  danger of too much sun is normally sunburn. When you see a sunburned skin under a strong microscope you would see that the cells and blood vessels have been damaged. If the sun damage is continued, the skin will start to look dry, wrinkle and, discolored. Although the skin appears to be thicker, it actually has been weakened and, as a result, it will bruise more easily.

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However, the sun’s most serious threat is that it is the major cause of skin cancer, which is now the most common of all cancers. Doctors believe that most skin cancers can be avoided by preventing sun damage.

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TIPS FOR YOUR SUMMER SKIN

Always wear sunscreen! it is the best way to be protected while you do your outdoor activities. Make it a habit to wear your sunscreen everyday even during winter because UV is basically anywhere the sun is.

Related imageAvoid sun in the middle of the day, from about 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The ultraviolet rays, which cause sunburn, are strongest during this time. 

Wearing UV protection clothing also helps, especially for long periods in the middle of the day. Long sleeves and slacks, as well as a wide-brimmed hat, help protect your body against the sun’s harmful effects. The only annoying thing is that you’ll have to cover your whole body while sweating. 

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UV proof UMBRELLA! it is a 2 in 1 investment, not only does it protect you from the rain, but also the sun. 

Check out our recommended sunscreen:

Natural OTOHA UV Milk

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The OTOHA skincare series is additives-free and organic. Great for all skin types including those with sensitive skin. With surprisingly addictive texture and without white cast problem, this UV milk produced by a team of pharmacists, can keep your face moisturizing all day long while protecting your skin.

Read our blog about it HERE

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Lip Relief

Your lips are one of the first thing people see when they meet you, especially when someone is attracted to you. Having a hydrated plush lip can increase the chances of attracting someone, so if you currently have dry and wrinkled lips you better start hydrating!

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Lip Licking, it maybe addicting especially when your lips feel itchy or uncomfortable but it damages the protective barrier, which can dry out the lips, says Robert Brodell, M.D., a dermatologist in Warren, Ohio.

(Saliva contains digestive enzymes that can break down this barrier.)

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Drink lots of water!

Drinking enough water at least 9 cups of fluids daily will keep the body, skin and lips hydrated.

Precious Lip

Apply Lip treatments

If water is not enough, you must boost up with a helping treatment such as lip balm, scrub or cream. A combination of white honey and plant extracts, preventing dry skin, and keeping the lips soft and richly moisturized. This product contains uncarementment extract, sugarcane extract, chamomile flower extract which relaxes your cells as well.

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Exfoliate

You can always DIY your own lip scrub with sugar and honey, massage your lips with it and then leave it for 10 minuets. repeat this steps 3-4 times a week and your lips will be replenished and sweet at the same time

 

To people who just cant stay away from your lip coloring, i advice to get a high quality lip tint or something guaranteed, some tints can damage your lips and some maybe toxic too. Getting a 2 in one lip tint and balm is efficient, hydrating it while coloring your lips.

Will Lip Color

VNESS Will Lip color offers 2 colors on one pallet, you can mix the two colors to achieve a variety of looks for every mood or occasion while hydrating your lips. Get it here

Travelling Light

The demand for travel has been increasing through out the year, from apps which helps you book hotels and flights by just a click of a hand to bloggers who promotes new places for people to visit, being able to travel has been easier by the help of technology. A lot of people want to take pictures, share on social media while enjoying the different culture and environment of the place. I personally want to take good pictures of myself and the scenery that the place has to offer, therefore, my skin must look good every time.

Backpacking is a really popular option for a lot of people since it is cheap and affordable. By backpacking you can cover more ground in the city you are travelling to, the only problem is that you will be carrying a lot of things around and if you’re not used to it, you might have back pain or fatigue really fast.

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Here are some tips on how to minimize your skin care routine on the go.

You should remember that this is only temporary so a bit of skin care change is harmless since you’ll be back to your routine after travelling. To minimize your skin care routine, you first need to sort out which products you think is the most important ones.

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We all girls know that cleaning our face everyday is essential and moisturizing after cleaning helps a lot for your face so that it wont look tired or dehydrated. What i would recommend is that you get skin care products that are multi functional, for example, a two in one face cleanser, while you clean, it moisturizes your skin for you so that you do not need to bring a moisturizer.

Vernal Travel Set ES

We recommend the Vernal Travel set ES it is affordable and easy to carry around. It contains Anku soap, sensitive zaifu soap, essential shower and you could also choose between natural or moist set. The natural set is recommended for oily skin or normal skin. And the Moist set is great for dry or mixed skin, these sets are basically an all in one skin care for a short trip, best thing is that, the soap is solid therefore if you’re travelling by plane, you can bring it without having to check in your backpack in the plane.

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In case you prefer a longer routine while on the go, this is the recommended steps to follow:

Day: Cleanser>toner>Sunblock>Make Up

Night: Cleanser>Toner>Moisturizer

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Remember to check out the weather forecast before going to the place because different climate requires different types of skin care. The Vernal Travel Set is just a basic travelling set, in winter i recommend bringing extra moisturizers and extra moist mask. The set is best used in tropical countries or during summer-autumn.

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This is a high quality skin care travel set which is more expensive but effective, simply go to amazon to purchase it, They focus a lot on skin hydration and protection and a portable face mist which will refresh and moisturize your skin anytime anywhere.