I guess I’m a little weird but I follow the Kao Group very closely in Japan since I prefer their Biore releases over the ones that can be found in the US.
A recently Japanese release of new Biore Moisture Lotion intrigued me and I asked a friend to pick me some up. Shipping was a bit yak so I ended up telling her to skip it and hauled them from Adam at AdamBeauty (thanks Adam, love your shipping rates).
“Lotion” isn’t actually the term we’d use to describe what actually is toner. However, most Asian countries refer to toner as lotion so not to be confused here the Biore Moisture Lotion is, indeed, a toner.
Jump ahead for a peek!
A year or two ago Biore introduced Mandarin Blossom scented nose strips. Obviously the idea never took flight in the US. Shrug, guess we aren’t so inclined to have scented nose strips…?
I happen to be inclined which is why I snatched up some of the Biore Resort Pore Pack Nose Strips. I like scented products, sue me. While I’m sitting around waiting for plaster to dry up on my nose, it’s always pleasant to close my eyes and pretend I’m on a tropical island.
Which one of those things so do not go together right? Oh well! I dig the scent!
Such a chore isn’t it? But a necessary evil. If you aren’t SPF’ing yourself to death prior to heading out the door in the morning we can’t be friends anymore. SPF is essential at not only keeping your skin in good condition but also essential to your health.
But the moral of my ranting is that SPF is uncomfortable to wear. I have a rather intricate skincare regime and it seems like I use way too many products in the AM. Anti-aging serum, Vitamin C powder, SPF, Moisturizer, Toner, this, that, some of that, some of this….it’s too much!
Plus to add insult to injury in most cases SPF is rather thick so it makes my face feel oily or greasy and even really good ones end up feeling a tad uncomfortable in the long run.
If you have all similar rants you NEED Kao Bioré Aqua Rich Watery Mousse Water Base SPF 50+ PA+++!
Products come and products go in and out of my shower. It’s like a revolving door in there as I’m constantly changing up what I’m using from day to day.
At the moment the following products are making a guest starring appearance in my shower (all contents in my shower stall are subject to change without notice).
- Aquafresh Foaming Toothpaste
I’m normally really super duper picky about toothpaste but I recently fell hard for this! First off I adore the pump packaging and secondly I really dig how it goes from a gel to a mouth full of foam as you brush! Loves it!
This stuff is cheap plus it feels so great on my face! I like loading up my L’Oreal Scrublet with it and going to down on my face. It makes my skin feel squeaky clean after use and lathers like a dream while feeling really cooling on.
OMG if you seriously miss MAC Volcanic Ash here’s a perfect dupe. I don’t store this in my shower but I do USE it on my shower since anywhere else creates a mega mess. The formula completely refreshes my dead, tired skin and makes me glow!
I’ve been retesting this brush for the past few months and I’m kinda leaning towards saying I actually love it as my original review was less than stellar.
These are the worst! They load my hair down with silicones in such a fierce way but I can’t stop sniffing my hair after I’ve used them as I have a few in Lush Dupe fragrances that I can’t not use like Snowcake, Candy Fluff, and Snow Fairy! Who doesn’t want Snow Fairy scented hair?
- Lush Doctor Peppermint Shampoo Bar
I thank the baby jebus every night that Lush Retro has returned Doctor Peppermint to the scene. It’s my favorite shampoo bar because it smells so minty fresh! Gorg!
This is gorgeous stuff! It smells lovely and the formula is so creamy. It lathers up like a dream and can be used to cleanse or shave with. It rarely leaves my shower.
Lush originally introduced this shower as an LE run but has since brought it back. Thank GOD! It smells incredible, you needs it!
MAC should have their head examined for making this an LE item. It’s possibly the best facial scrub I’ve ever used.
Fav Philosophy Shower Gel of the moment! Loves it!
I’ve been using a Scuba Toothbrush for over 15 years. My best friend dubs it the hairbrush for your teeth because it’s so large but I don’t care I love it. Totally a fabulous toothbrush and my dentist thinks so too!
I really love the scent of this stuff plus it’s a nice shower facial scrub!
IDEAL shampoo for those seeking a silicone-free existence. Makes everyday a good hair day.
Lush’s thickest, creamiest conditioner!
What sort of goodies are Guest Starring in your shower at the moment?