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Antipodes Apostle Serum – Carrying A Few Messages

Yet another cheesy title. I know. It will all make sense in a bit.

Say hello to Antipodes Apostle Skin-Brightening Serum, another product from the New Zealand brand that I came to really enjoy using. I didn’t love it from the get go. I needed some time to adjust and get used to it.

This serum was the first on my wishlist, simply because it has the skin-brightening words on it. When I hear stuff like that, naturally I got curious because I have a lot of hyperpigmentation from post-acne spots that I would love to get rid off. But mostly, my skin can get really uneven in tone, blotchy and it’s something that I need to tackle pretty much on a daily basis.

Let’s dissect this serum.

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My Japan Holiday Trip – Skincare Routine

I thought I should share what skincare products I brought and used during my recent Japan trip. This particular one is special because I’ve yet traveled in any winter weather since I started my skincare journey few years ago. So let’s just say this is sort of an educated experiment that turned successful.

Obviously, I researched and visualized the weather conditions and temperature. It was the end of winter, coming into spring. With that in mind, I had a general idea of a set of products that I want to bring with me. Of course, they have to fit into my skincare bag. I had to negotiate here and there to make sure the bag isn’t too heavy. The total weight overall came to around 1 – 1.5 kg, I think. Or probably more *HA*. The bag did feel heavy.

Another info you need to know is I got sick a couple days before my departure. Sore throat, fatigue, headache. All escalated into one nasty cold, congestion with frequent coughing within the first few days of my trip. Thank goodness, I was prepared.

Without further adieu, let’s get to it!

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Quench – KYPRIS Antioxidant Dew

The world of KYPRIS has taken over my skincare routine, big time.

I think I kind of knew, I felt an instant chemistry with the brand with its enticing philosophy; which led me in getting all three of the serums at once. Each of them complements each other and even become a good pairing for other skincare products from different brands too.

This particular serum from the brand makes me me fall in love head over heels and it’s the fastest serum I’ve used up in quite a while. It’s saying something considering I adapt my skincare routine accordingly to my skin’s needs but this one happens to fit in most of it, if not all.

It is the KYPRIS Antioxidant Dew.

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Balance – KYPRIS Clearing Serum

Ah.. KYPRIS.. My newfound love.

Ever since I discovered the brand, reading through the inspiration, the story behind it, the philosophy, its efforts and support in sustainability, I’m sold. I’m infatuated with it deeply. Read all about it here and you’ll understand why. KYPRIS awakens my inner desire to come back to nature, to appreciate and cherish what it has to offer. To simplify. To give and to take. To compliment myself. To feel beautiful.

The founder, Chase Polan, is one charismatic being. Incredibly passionate in what she does in creating this luxurious holistic skincare line filled with organic, wild crafted, and sustainably grown botanicals. Listening to her, the way that she talks; fluent and articulate. Wow, she is truly a goddess of modern day.

To quote, KYPRIS is “Beauty with a Soul supported by Science”.

This review will be about its Clearing Serum.

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Sunday Riley Luna: The Magic That Didn’t Happen Overnight

Sunday Riley Luna Oil, the blue concoction that makes skincare devotees going ga-ga, especially after several famous bloggers stating the wonders that it does after one night of usage.

Well, yeah, it didn’t happen to me. Not in one night, sorry.

I’m not worried though, because every skincare product reacts and affects differently on people, whether it’s the results or the time that it takes. I won’t sweat it.

Before I start, I’d like to state this first. I was very lucky that I won Luna in a Sunday Riley‘s giveaway. I honestly didn’t expect it at all. From the list of prizes, which didn’t have this product in it, I would’ve been very happy if I received anything from the line. So when they contacted me and said that the prize is Luna, I was absolutely over the moon. I believe the product had just been launched by then, so it literally felt like I won a lottery. It still does.

Although I planned on getting Luna eventually, I definitely wasn’t prepared on receiving one so soon. I never used any retinol-based product previously and I had not read anything much about this ingredient. That being said, I somewhat refrained myself from reading reviews on Luna. Just because I want to make sure that I stay neutral in my opinion. And really, to feel the full experience on Luna.

Let’s get to it.

Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil.

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The Unexpected REN Resurfacing AHA Concentrate

I’ve been always intrigued by REN. The brand offers quite an elaborated skincare line with different ranges for different skin types and concerns. There were a few on my wishlist, though I never really came to prioritize which one I should get first.

Then came a chance of this product, at a good discounted price. With no second thought, I snapped it.

REN Resurfacing AHA Concentrate.

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