Saturday, 21 May 2016

TWO EMPTIES - Estee Lauder and Tatcha

I love a good serum, I love how light and supposedly more powerful function that it gives to your skincare routine.

Recently I've managed to finish 2 serums which I'm so pleased with myself.  Who doesn't love it when a product is finished?

First up is the Estee Lauder Enlighten Dark Spot Corrector.  Living in Hong Kong means your skin is prone to huge amount of damage done by the Sun, especially during the hotter months (basically more than half of the year we have warm to extreme heat here).  I spent the whole of summer in Hong Kong, and my freckles on my cheeks have turned into a bit of a dark spot network.  When my sister @forksandbrushes have tried out this dark spot corrector and said it's great, I quickly gave them a try.  I have been applying it on my dark spots exclusively 1-2 times a day, mostly in the evening for about 6 months.  The first month when I first applied it, I did notice a fade in colour of my dark spots.  Continued using this however, didn't further improve the situation although it managed to control them not darkening again.  Also I have been more careful with making sure I apply SPF products on my face all year round, and choosing a high SPF product when the sun began to become stronger.  Plus I tried to avoid staying directly under the sun for too long.  These all seem to have helped my dark spots.  However, if you were looking to use this product to get rid of the dark spots then it is quite impossible.

Second product is also a serum, it's Tatcha Luminous Firming Serum.  I bought this from a set so the one that I have is a smaller size.  I use this only in the morning as it claims to give the skin the luminosity that it needs.  When you first squeeze the product out, you would notice that the serum has a some pearly white glitter bits in but it doesn't transfer to the skin.  When first applied it does help to brighten the face a little bit, I don't feel that it helps to firm though.  It's quite a light textured serum and rather hydrating.  So I actually use this alone in the morning when the weather began warmer.  I feel that this serum is enough to provide the hydration that my skin needed.  However I feel that this is an average quality serum and I probably wouldn't repurchase it again.

I'm looking forward to finishing more products and share them with you!

What products have you emptied recently?

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