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Lolita Lempicka

When it comes to perfume, one of my favourite perfume brand is Lolita Lempicka. The first perfume by Lolita Lempicka was created by Annick Menardo in 1997, but sadly it has been discontinued in 2010 and later re-released as Lolita Lempicka Le Premier Parfum.  In hopes of getting the original version of Lolita Lempicka, I've been diligently searching for a bottle of the older formulation, but Lolita Lempicka has indeed become quite rare and I haven't been able to get my hands on the original version. I ended up purchasing a bottle of Lolita Lempicka Le Premier Parfum from a friendly Carousell seller, who's selling off some of her older perfume collection. I decided to snag it, just to get a whiff of the newer version, and of course to complete my Lolita Lempicka collection. Top Notes  Ivy leaf, Pineapple, Lemon, Rosewood, Sour Cherry, Anise Middle Notes  Lily of the valley, Rose, Jasmine, Iris, Violet, Licorice Base Notes  Sweet Almond, Heliotrope,

COSRX The Vitamin C 23 Serum

Cosrx recently released their latest Cosrx derm serums which includes The Niacinamide 15 Serum, The Vitamin C 24 Serum and The Hyaluronic Acid 3 Serum. There's a pre-launch event for their derm serums and I was luckily picked as one of their reviewers. Yay 🎉 Niacinamide has the best result for my skin so I picked The Niacinamide 15 as my preferred choice of serum. But sadly it was sold out before I could get to try it so I decided to try out The Vitamin C 23 instead.

𝐂𝐎𝐒𝐑𝐗 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐕𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐧 𝐂 𝟐𝟑 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐮𝐦

𝑩𝒆𝒏𝒆𝒇𝒊𝒕𝒔 :

Highly concentrated serum that fades acne scars and brightens the complexion to revitalize dull and dry skin.

𝑲𝒆𝒚 𝑰𝒏𝒈𝒓𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒔:

  • 23% ascorbic acid - Fades acne scars and brightens complexion by blocking the synthesis of melanin caused by UV exposure
  • Tocotrienol - Super vitamin E, boasts up to 50 times greater antioxidizing effect than tocopherol, works in synergy with vitamin C to double up effectiveness
  • Sodium Hyaluronate - Strong moisture retention properties to maintain hydration
  • Allantoin - Soothes and relieves irritation

𝑺𝒄𝒆𝒏𝒕 : 

Smells like corned beef, lol

𝑻𝒆𝒙𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆 : 

Watery-oily consistency

𝑷𝒂𝒄𝒌𝒂𝒈𝒊𝒏𝒈 : 

20ml glass dropper bottle

𝑷𝒓𝒊𝒄𝒆 : 

USD25

RM78.80

𝑹𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 : 3.5/5 

This highly concentrated pure vitamin C formula is contained in a specialized bottle that allows it to expel gas whilst blocking the inward flow of oxygen. There's a small popping sound and a whiff of corned beef scent once opened, which kinda surprised me 😆

It has a double-layer structure with oil layer on top to maintain freshness and delay oxidation. It's meant to be stored in the fridge once open and it only has 2-month PAO. The texture of the serum feels very silky though it does leave a slight filmy, tacky finish before fully absorbed into skin.

When I first apply this to my skin, it leaves a mild stinging sensation on my cheeks, though it only lasted for a few seconds. So I avoid applying this on certain dry spots on my skin and only apply it at night. I also layer my toners for better hydration before using this. So far it hasn't caused me any breakouts though I still experienced the occasional stinging sensation. 

Vitamin C serums have always been a hit or miss with my skin. Sometimes my skin loves it, sometimes it doesn't. So I rarely use it continuously on a long term basis, however I still reach for it whenever my skin looks a little dull because Vitamin C is one of the ingredient for promoting healthy skin turnover. However if you're a beginner to Vitamin C, it's best to start with a lower concentration of Vitamin C before slowly building your way up.

COSRX The Vitamin C 23 Serum  is available at :

https://www.cosrx.com

https://shopee.com.my/cosrx.os


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