It has been a while since my last blog post. Actually I have been busy run errands with my kids homeschooling while fulfilling my clients’ appointments. Prime Minister announce Condition Movement Control Order (CMCO) across all Malaysian except 3 states in Peninsular (Pahang, Perlis& Kelantan) starting 9th November 2020 until 6th December 2020 and all schools & Universities/colleges nationwide need to be close and students need to continue lessons at home.
And of course some of teachers (not all teachers) gave homework that my son didn’t learn yet (he’s still in standard 3 so still need guidance in learning). Mmmmmm and now I have to do teacher’s work with no payment hahaha.. Although CMCO has ended early on 21 November 2020, but homeschooling still continues.
To be honest, I’m easily feels tired lately. That’s why I loves everything about minimalist and simplicity including my skincare steps. Although I like the idea of 7 to 12 skincare steps, but with my condition and situation like this, I would prefer to keep my skincare routine as simple as possible. It’s better to keep it short than not doing at all!
No matter how lazy & tired you are, NEVER EVER skip your skincare routine!!!
Just follow this main 3 – steps skincare routine : Cleanse, Moisture & sunscreen (during daytime) make it as a habit than you will see a big impact on your skin condition rather than skipping your skincare routine. Your skin will thank you later.
Here are my reviews on Make P:rem products which gifted by Make P:rem Malaysia, that fit my simple skincare routine especially when I’m in a tired & lazy mood. Actually this brand is new to me and if you feel the same way too, then let us dig deeper about this brand story.
make p:rem is a Korean skin care brand that embraces the concept of lagom, which is a Swedish word that means “just the right amount.” With a mission of simplifying your beauty regimen, make p:rem focuses on creating simple, effective and multifunctional skin care products to complement any existing skin care routine. Following this philosophy, all of the brand’s products feature a minimal ingredients list.
Its safe and natural formulations include ingredients such as Arctic raspberry extract, Finnish birch sap and peat water from Denmark. make p:rem’s patented Micro Trans Moisture Technology also helps boost these ingredients to penetrate deeper into the skin.
“make p:rem believes that skin care doesn’t have to be complicated and this pragmatic beauty is our brand ethos where we are going to be. “
A pragmatic beauty brand with a classy package containing
“pragmatis + good ingredients + sustainability
I just noticed that every product line from make p:rem has different CMYK / RGB colours .
make p:rem Safe Me Relief Moisture Cleansing Foam 150ml
Nowadays, acidic products have become more popular and Make P:rem Safe Me Relief Moisture Cleansing Foam is not left behind with this new sensation among skincare enthusiasts. This is the new look of the packaging but the ingredients and formulas still remain the same.
Would you believe that our skin is actually naturally acidic?
Yup, our skin barrier which is the outermost layer of our skin that also referred as acid mantle is a major component of protective system that prevents water loss and evaporated, leaving skin completely dehydrated and it protect harmful environmental toxins from invade into our skin.
It’s especially important to take care of skin barrier, if not we may be prone to developing various skin problems such as dry, itchiness, rough/ discolored patches , acne, sensitive/ inflamed areas, or bacteria/fungal skin infection. Therefore, experts recommend slightly more acidic skin care products to strengthen skin barrier.
This Make P:rem Safe Me Relief Moisture Cleansing Foam is from make p:rem’s Safe Me Line which is made for sensitive skin. Whether you’re prone to irritation, blemishes or redness, this line features a variety of skin care products that are formulated with extra soothing ingredients. But if you struggle with seborrheic dermatitis or similar to it might want to reconsider trying this cleanser.
Made with EWG-verified ingredients, this slightly acidic cleansing foam is infused with hydrating and soothing extracts from raspberry, coconut and lavender as well as glycerin to help skin maintain balance, while effectively ridding makeup residues and impurities. Suitable for sensitive skin. Free from 7 kinds of harsh chemicals.
|Major Ingredients /|
|Water, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Glycerin, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Coco-Betaine, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Potassium Benzoate, Sodium Chloride, Polyquaternium-67, Potassium Cocoate, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Sodium Acetate, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethylhexylglycerin|
Simple and clean white plastic tube, easy to dispense the product out.
Soft, bouncy creamy texture. When mixed with water, it formed lightweight and airy micro bubbles.
My Experience /
Actually this is not my first time using acidic cleanser. But to be honest, I’m very excited to received this set from make p:rem Malaysia. I’ve heard so many good things about their products especially for sensitive skin.
Since my skin is prone to dry/dehydrated, there’s a time I didn’t cleanse my skin as soon as I woke up if my skin feels dry. But different with this cleanser. I have no problem using it during both in morning and night routine.
This cleanser has creamy and thick consistency. When mixed with water, it lathers up nicely and glides smoothly on my skin.
As I massage to cleanse away all the fine dust, residues and impurities, I can feel softness on my skin. Probably due to formulation at a skin-friendly pH level that optimizes skin’s moisture level and balance.
I’m surprised that this cleanser leaves my skin feeling soft, smooth and looking freshly clean without leaving any tightness, or non-irritating on my skin. No drying sensation post cleansing. This cleanser helps melt away sebum, impurities and dead skin cells. But so far I haven’t test cleansing with makeup. Will try and updated soon.
make p:rem Safe Me Relief Moisture Cream12 80ml
There are numerous kind of moisturizers on the markets to choose from depending on our skin types and conditions. Even I’m gets confused which one to choose from. Moisturizer is the last products we apply at night and the last steps in skincare routine before applying sunscreen.
Moisturizer does play an important roles in our skincare routine. And we shouldn’t skip from applying moisturizer. This is because, the basic functions of moisturizer is to help holds water and locks skin moisture from evaporating out. With adding other functions, moisturizer can help protect our skin from harmful environmental and creates skin barrier preventing from skin dryness, irritation and other skin problems.
Finding the right moisturizer especially for those who suffer sensitive skin is like a war. Therefore, make p:rem Safe Me Line is made specialize for sensitive skin. Whether you’re prone to irritation, blemishes or redness, this line features a variety of skin care products that are formulated with extra soothing ingredients.
This make p:rem’s Safe Me. Relief Moisture Cream 12 only contains 12 ingredients but still has the ability to provide the right amount of moisture to our skin. Not to heavy and not too dry, just feeling nice on skin.
It also contains 93% of naturally-derived ingredients including botanical Nordic berry extract, bergamot, and sage oil, this mild formula gently relieves the signs of dry, sensitive, and irritated skin.
Contains 12 kinds of safe, EWG-verified ingredients. This cream leaves the skin soft, supple and hydrated for up to 48 hours! The cream provides skin with deep nourishment, plumping it from within. It’s the perfect cream to use in both your daytime and night time routine, and it works perfectly for dry, sensitive or blemish-prone skin.
|Major Ingredients /|
|Water, Glycerin, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Polyglyceryl-6 Stearate, Squalane, Carbomer, Pentylene Glycol, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-6 Behenate, Tromethamine|
Simple and clean white frosted jar with lid and spatula
Mild and lightweight cream consistency.
My Thoughts /
To be honest, I really love this kind of moisturizer which can give that right amount of moisture and hydration that my skin need especially during night routine. The moisturizer does look like a thick creamy consistency but actually it is not.
The truth is I don’t even know how much amount my skin needs hydration and moisture 😂😂 But I can evaluate or estimate by checking out on my skin’s oil or sebum production. My skin will gets oily the next day if it doesn’t get that enough moisture and hydration throughout the night. Since I sleep with air conditioning, the chance of getting dry skin is higher. When my skin started to dry out, it started to produce access oil production naturally to balance my skin moisture. Therefore, oily skin on T-zone. There are two possibilities, either I did not put enough cream or the cream itself is not suitable for my skin condition.
Surprisingly, this moisturizer leave my skin moisturized and supple the next morning. No greasy on my T-zone anymore!
As applied on skin, it glides easily and smoothly on skin. It absorbs really well without leaving any stickiness and greasiness on skin. It’s lightweight and my skin feels soft, smooth and hydrated. Even when applied during morning and mid-day routine, I can feel that it still can holds hydration for long hours without making my skin sweat or gets oily.
This is probably due to Raspberry Fruit Extract which sits in top three in list ingredients. This Raspberry Fruit Extract is effective in promoting skin hydration and protecting the cells from excessive water loss, meaning it could have potential for skin care and anti-ageing applications.
So far, what I can say about this moisturizer for a short use is that I noticed my skin looks more healthy and supple. It doesn’t gave any bad reaction on my skin at all. I personally love this moisturizer and definitely be my holy grail cream especially when I undergo Dermapen treatment. I will update my review as soon as I finish this jar!
make p:rem – UV Defense Me. Blue Ray Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ 75ml
I guess every one including you reading this must know the importance of applying sunscreen right 😉 Dermatologists and aestheticians have already emphasis through social medias even through tiktok apps as well🤭🤭 There are 3 types of sunscreens : Chemical, Physical and Hybrid sunscreen. All have the same main functions which are effectively protects skin from UV rays, helps to prevent sunburns and premature aging (such as wrinkles, fine lines). Sunscreens also help to decrease the risk of skin cancer.
But have you guys ever heard about Blue Rays before?
Well if you are clueless or might sounds familiar but cant recall what it is, then let me brief a bit about this blue rays.
Is Blue Rays dangerous to skin?
Actually, blue rays or blue light has been mentioned last three years ago from Dr. Howard Murad of Murad Skincare on an episode of the beauty podcast Fat Mascara, blue light. He explained, a high-energy visible light that penetrates the skin deeper than other lights in the same spectrum thanks to its longer wavelength. It can cause as much damage to your skin as the sun, and you should protect your face from it accordingly. Without proper protection, it can cause fine lines and wrinkles, and the more time you spend in front of it, the worse the damage will be – according to Dr. Marie Hayag, NYC-based cosmetic dermatologist.
Therefore, make p:rem’s UV Defense Me Line is made focuses not only protect skin from both UVA rays and UVB rays but also Blue rays as well. This line includes six types of sunscreens that suit different skin types.
Boasting a powerful UV protection of SPF50+ PA++++, this watery-light sun gel is blended with extracts from the Arctic raspberry, lotus, birch sap and Japanese cypress to strengthen skin’s barrier while keeping it supple all day long. Its unique formula dramatically cools down the skin’s surface by 4.7 °C upon application. Free from 7 kinds of harmful ingredients.
|Major Ingredients /|
|Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Homosalate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Propanediol, Niacinamide, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Extract, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Glyceryl Caprylate, Fructooligosaccharides, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, Pullulan, Adenosine, 1,2-Hexanediol, Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Xylitylglucoside, Sodium Palmitoyl Proline, Rubus Arcticus Callus Extract, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol, Nymphaea Alba (White Water Lily) Flower Extract, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Glucose, Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate, Alcohol, Lecithin, Sodium Dilauramidoglutamide Lysine, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment, Phytosterols, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Lysolecithin, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Ascophyllum Nodosum (Knotted Wrack) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Potassium Sorbate, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Fragrance|
Simple and clean white bottle pump with tip nozzle
Lightweight and watery-gel like texture
sweet mild to no scents.
My Thoughts /
I’m a sunscreen nerd and I always feel excited if I got the chance to try different types of sunscreens from different brands. TBH, I’m jumping joy when make p:rem Malaysia include this too in my package😍.
This sunscreen is actually recommended for those who have oily or combination skin. This is because, Blue Ray Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ has a gel texture that when applied, it feels even more lightweight on the skin. Since my skin is prone to dry/dehydrated, I found that it works well together with heavy and thick moisturizers. But when I applied together with make p:rem Safe Me Relief Moisture Cream12, it leaves my skin with matte finishing.
This sun gel’s unique formula glides smoothly on skin and it absorbs pretty well and quick too. There is very minimal to no white cast.
This sun gel does works to cool down my skin, especially during hot and humid weather here making it ideal to incorporate into my skincare routine throughout summer. The cooling effect is due to Centella Asiatica Extract that contain in the sun gel. The watery-textured sun gel is infused with 68% moisturizing essence that said to leave our skin moisturized and supple for a long day.
Those with oilier complexions don’t have to worry about greasiness with this sun gel since it absorbs quickly and provides a refreshing and matte finish.
There is Niacinamide in top 10 list ingredients, where it is known to brighten and improve uneven skin tone, help visibly minimize enlarged pores, tighten lax pores, soften fine lines and wrinkles, diminish dullness, and strengthen a weakened surface.
Overall, this is the best complete set for very basic 3-steps skincare routine are a gentle cleanser, a moisturizer, and a sunscreen. Seriously, that’s all you have to do, especially when you are busy or lazy enough to do more complex skincare routines. It’s better do less than nothing. I like to keep things pretty simple and making easier for me to identify which ingredients or formulations that might not work well on my skin. Many steps with many products might confuse me if something went wrong.
“There is not one magic ‘one size fits all’ number of skincare routines. Each and every one of us have totally different skin types and conditions.
All this three products really matched and complete each other, I would say that it might probably suitable for oily skin too because it give my skin matte finish.