You know you don't need good anti aging product when one day you go with your best friend and her little brother to visit their family colleagues and the colleagues said"Are you the little brother's girl friend?".. Hohoho... ^0^
But.. it was 2 years ago :( .Now I have this bugging frown line.Yes,i'm a serial frowner!.I think if you live in a country like Indonesia where the sun shine almost all year long,you have bigger chance to frown alot.
-You got sun light on your eyes,you frown.
-You got mirror reflection from sun light,you frown again.
-Someone frown by the sunlight and doesn't realize his walk path,accidentally hit you,you frown again.
-Then when he didn't even want to say sorry for that,..you frown again!
See,serial frowner that we have here!:D
So the frown line brought me to buy this anti aging moisturizer,Laidbare naturaceutical. It's a UK brand.This one is affordable,compared to millions anti aging moisturizer out there.I have this product last year actually.I review it just now not because i want to test,to try,to feel,whatever you name it-whether the product works or not after using it at least 1 month to make it"a good review". I read it somewhere that some bloggers said that a blog review is "called"a good review if we have tried the product at least 1 month before we review it.You know what,I don't buy it!......
I'll review things that I want to review,and when a product doesn't work on me at least 1 week maximum of trying the product(read:makes my skin worse),i'll simply quit it and toss it! I have a dry skin,at least the product that I use shouldn't make my skin drier than before,that's my no.1 point. It's ok if the product doesn't moisturize enough,but should never make my skin dry! If a product sucessfully drying my skin in just 3 days,I usually tend to toss it.Why in this earth I should try for 1 month for just"a good blog review purpose"?.
That's really not worth it at all,the cost of damaged skin during 1 month is unbearable both physically and financially.In fact,bearing with bad product that has been succesfully damaging our skin in just few days is like bearing with an abusive relationship. I mean,you know the man abuse you in just 3 days or maybe 1 week of your relationship,so why you should stay with him any longer?In a hope that he'll change someday?The fact is it is you who'll be changed by that.Not him! Just like our skin,that's what I think.
It doesn't mean the product is bad for all people.The product is bad for me,but maybe not for some people.Just like that abusive men,he maybe not good for you,but maybe he's such a bless for someone who suits him well out there.You know,not all people have the same preferences.
Now into the review:
This product has tube in box packaging.No.exp date there,but just a note to use it 1 year after opening.This moisturizer has scent that I hardly describe,something like citrusy scent but not too strong.Texture is lotion,not runny and not creamy.
Aqua (Water,Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water,Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut), Glycerin (Coconut),Isopropyl Myristate(Palm Oil), Cetearyl Alcohol (Palm Kernal Oil), Aloe Barbadensis(Aloe Vera)Leaf Juice, Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide(Senna Plant), Prunus Persica(Peach)Kernal Oil, Cetearyl Glucoside(Sugar), Glyceryl Stearate(Palm Kernal), Dehdroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol(Naturally Derived Preservative), Centella Asiatica(Gotu Kola)Extract, Cetraria Islandica(Iceland Moss)Extract, Xanthan Gum(Naturally Derived Thickener),Potassium Sorbate(Naturally Derived Preservative), Sodium Benzoate(Naturally Derived Preservative)
This product was quickly absorbed into the skin.After months of application,I haven't seen any major difference on my frown line. It's still there nicely.So if you want something for your fine line,wrinkles,frowns,you need to use other product for that, like serum.In this case,some natural oils like argan & rosehip oil work better.Or,moisturizers with more powerfull antiaging ingredients will work.This Laidbare moisturizer works just average,slightly moisturizing and felt a bit tight on your face after application. I don't think this one is drying my skin,it's enough moisturizing for Indonesian hot weather.But those who live in 4 seasons weather,or those who suffer extreme dryness on their skin I don't think this one is moisturizing your skin enough during winter.Deffy no.
Still it helps my skin suppleness a bit,but not to the point that it makes my skin smoother.I don't either hate nor like this product,so I'd deffy give this product 3.5 points.
Anyway,talking about aging,it'll be nice to talk about this korean boyband,Shinhwa. I found this is very interesting regarding this topic. Just so you know,my 1st encounter to this group was yeaaarrs ago,back then when internet speed was still slow,but the price was soo high(arround year 2000 or something,I forgot).That time,I met a south korean girl who was a hardcore fan of this group.I didn't know this group at all,so that she sent me pics of Shinhwa in its actual size.I had no idea how big the pics were,because whole of my monitor was full of Shinhwa pic from top to bottom when I tried to download it.And downloaded the pics took about 30 minutes each :/... More,she sent me 2 pics at the beginning.So I spent literally hours to just downloaded pics!When the pics all were downloaded,so there these guys in bleached hair:
Oh,I know what you're thinking!When I recently sent this pic to my fren,her comment was"...What the....???!!!??It looks like a group of:broom,bottle brush,duster,and.....hedgehog"....I LOLed her.Yeah,that was what I felt 1st time I saw poster size pics that the south korean girl kindly sent me.I'm not a fan of any Asian with bleached hair.So when 1st time I saw shinhwa pic after took long costly time to download the pic,it's rather an unpleasant moment for me that I'd rather to forget.Sure,I never checked on that group after that.
Untill last year when I saw them on their latest MV. I was totally surprised,they looked soo different now. Elegant. Oh well,of course since they're mature now:
I didn't pay attention to the mv(again),till few weeks ago when I started to pay attention to them.And I was so amazed to know the fact that they're all at the same age ranges!I mean,they don't look at the same age ranges.Some look older,some look younger and one of them looks soooo much younger than his peer!
That person is this: Hye Sung
*all pics of shinhwa aren't my courtesy,I simply google it
I assume that they all have beauty treatment(incl.botox),and also plastic surgery done since they're celebrities.I know I maybe wrong,but since I don't know them personally so let's say all of them did those treatment above. But why the result is so different?Hye Sung looks even 12 yrs younger than his actual age!He's really aging that gracefully..
I was so interested in his secret of gracefully aging.So I looked for his old pics,here are that I found(incl.baby pics,hehee :D):
Sure now he looks older than his previous pics.But really he looks so much younger than his actual age!Is it because of he drinks alcohol the least than his peer? You know,alcohol consumption does play role in aging. Or,is it because he has prominent cheeks?You know,when you're aging,you also experience sagging and get volume loss on your cheeks.So of course your prominent cheeks help you look"younger".Let's see this vid.if you don't understand what I meant:
Personally,I always thought that non prominent cheeks people are more attractive since they don't look chubby nor round.But now after seeing Hye Sung,I think God has created all"fairly".Those who have non prominent cheeks may look as having good facial shape when they're young,but when they're older,the cheeks don't "help"them aging better.So if you have prominent cheeks,lucky you!;) Hye Sung,I envy youuuu......
Anyway,back to the anti aging topic.There're many products for it out there on the market.The most interesting is,the best ingredients for anti aging on the market are mostly synthetic.True that most all of them are derived from plants,but it has been through chemical process and sure lots of researches on lab so that they're known for their efficacy regarding anti aging issue.For example these: Matrixyl 3000,Argireline,Haloxyl,Syn-Tacks,Eyeliss,Regu-Age,CoQ10,and sure the most well known: Hyaluronic Acid. If you aim for good anti aging products,I personally think you can't miss those ingredients above.
Though I aim for more natural product on my skincare,but when it comes to anti aging products,I hands down for those ingredients. I'm personally fine with those ingredients,as long as the product is also filled with non-petroleum based cream,lots of plants extracts,and non dangerous preservatives.I know that recently,people are more concern about"safety"issue in their skincare line.So that they tend to go with what the labels says. If you want to have what it may call as"safe"cosmetic,it's very easy. Just buy these:oils,waxes,and butters.Then you'll have as what it'll be labelled as"safe cosmetics".That's when we talk about"just safety"issue.
However,do all"plant oils+waxes+butter combo"absolutely work well?.I personally ever experienced pimples from using sunscreen of that combo(and to remove it takes double times also).True,it depends on personal skin condition and also the weather.As for me,I have sensitive dry skin,prone to acne, and live in hot weather of Indonesia where I mostly sweat,not to mention air polution by cars+dust.So what I aim will be lightest products for my sunscreen and day moisturizer products.It can only be achieved with water based products. When we talk about water based product,of course preservative is needed here.Here I say,I'm not against preservatives.It's just I choose which preservative that have lowest risk.And if it's water based products,please notice:Vit.E(tocopherol) ISN'T a preservative!! Never!!. Vit.E is an antioxidant,it will help oils/butter/wax products from become rancid,but it won't preserve any product with water in it!. So if you try to make a DIY toner,moisturizer,lotion,whatever,with water in it and you want to keep the product for a while,you'll need preservatives instead of vit.E. Refrigerator is fine,but can't be sure how long the product will last.
That's if we talk about regular skincare.When we're talking about anti aging products,it's even more different story!True also that some oils have anti aging properties.However,they're not the best anti aging ingredients on the market. More,best anti aging ingredients on the market are water soluble which means,the end product will need preservatives. As someone who lives in tropical country,I found that the"all oils",or"oils+waxes+butter"products will suit more to people who live in sub-tropical countries where the weather is colder.I find my self is fine using oil as make up cleanser,hair treatment,facial serum,and other night treatment at night only when I get less sweat and dust. As for daylight product,I hands down for water based products.Not only because it's light,less pore clogging in this hot weather.It also cooperate well with best anti aging ingredients.
It'll be silly if we say that we can stay young forever like what we are today.All people will experience aging.Me,you,everyone!Just see like,..20 yrs from now?.Will the current cute girl,handsome guy still looking the same?Everyone will get older and aged.The question is:will they age gracefully?That's the question.Of course I want to age gracefully,just like Hye Sung.It will be a big lie if I say I don't want to look younger than my age.Is there anyone who wants to look older than their actual age?:D..
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