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No, I don’t define “beauty” only as how someone looks from the outside; and no, I don’t think we should splurge on cosmetics. However, I believe some “beauty” products are there to keep our skin healthy, also, they really help when we need to meet some important people but we have just cried overnight, pulled an all-nighter, or been sick and might look pale. Well, you know.
Therefore, I think it won’t be a sin to share what are the products I love the most, and sometimes “can’t live without”.
Ristra Trustee Sulfur Soap Plus and Anti Acne Cream. I have a ‘combination face’ and a lot of acne/blemish problems. These two products really help me to conquer those problems. My mother used to be a loyal patient of dr. Retno Tranggono (the founder of Ristra), and my first facial experience was at House of Ristra. It’s pretty difficult to find the Sulfur Soap Plus now though.
Maybelline Volum Express Waterproof Mascara Hypercurl and Clear Smooth Minerals BB Cream. I technically don’t have eyelashes, so this hypercurl really helps my eyes to look “lively”. The BB cream is something really revolutionary, for me. Usually, heavy foundation brings acne breakouts to my face, but this cream covers my skin problems pretty well without causing more acne to come, moisturizes, and protects using SPF 26. Oh, and I also use Eye Studio Brown Gel Eyeliner. The last one is not available in Indonesia.
Hot by Benetton. First came out in 1997, this eau de toilette has been used by many. I was looking for a fresh – not romantic, nor sensual – perfume. Of course – who would not love to have YSL Parisienne that smells like Barbie’s hair? But, it was just too costly for me. So, Syarafina Alfiansyah recommended me this perfume, and I loved it. At C&F it only costs Rp120.000,-. Saviour!
Pourvous. I discovered this brand a few weeks ago while I was browsing through Female Daily. It’s 100% Indonesian – some call them “the Indonesian version of The Body Shop”. The headquarters are in Surabaya, but it provides free shipping to anywhere in Indonesia. All Pourvous products are paraben free, lanolin free, PABA free, color free, methanol fragrance free, and halal. They were not tested on animals either. Products can be purchased on mypourvous.com or on their Multiply page. My favourite product now is the cooling foot spray! Really helps my feet to relax after a long day full of driving.
What’s your favourite beauty products? Happy holiday!