Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Product Review : AFC Japan CoQ10 Nano Facial Foam & Lifestream Yamamoto Konjac Beauty Sponge

If you all read "Bits of Chiharu", you'll realize that I've been facing some problems recently. Nonetheless, I should be professional and not let my personal life interfere with my blog's reviews. So here's a two in one post for all my readers!

I'll be reviewing two products that Lifestream Group sent me! Grab a drink and have a seat, this post is longer than my usual ones because it's 2-in-1!

There's the Lifestream Yamamoto Konjac Beauty Sponge & AFC Japan CoQ10 Nano Facial Foam!

First let us know a little more about this facial foam!

That's what the product looks like.

That's the front and the back of the product!

Comes with a pump!

Here's the ingredients list :

"Ion-exchange water, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Cocoyl Alaninate, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Glycerin, Diglycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamide DEA, Ubiquinone, Lecithin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Diisopropyl Adipate, Citric Acid, Sodium PCA, Betaine, Sorbitol, Serine, Glycine, Glutamic Acid, Alanine, Lysine, Arginine, Threonine, Proline, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Etidronic Acid, Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil" - Extracted from Lifestream group's website.

How to use :

"Wet face. Pump to dispense mousse-like foam onto palm. Gently massage all over face in circular movements, avoiding areas close to the eyes. Rinse thoroughly. Can be used in the morning and night." - Extracted from Lifestream group's website.

Take a look at what AFC Japan has to say about this CoQ10 Nano Facial Foam!

The picture provides a brief summary only, their website is so detailed that you can find everything about the facial foam there! Of course you have to know that the picture's description is extremely accurate. This facial foam is extremely gentle on the skin because you don't have to keep rubbing your face too hard to produce facial foam. It's also thick and dense enough to remove those stubborn dirt and oil from your face. Yes, TWOOS told me before too that it's actually the foam that cleanses your face.

This is how Nanotechnology works. For even more information, you can head over to their website!

What I think?

This facial foam smells great. Wait, wasn't it fragrance free?! Yes it is! It only smells so good because of all the citrus fruit extracts and the orange oil~ It's very invigorating to use and the scent just lifts your spirit. The foam really is thick and creamy, and it just feels so luxurious to spread it all over your face and gently massage it in.

It doesn't dry out my face and strange enough, my face is a lot softer and smoother after using this facial foam! Of course, I'm not saying that you don't need your skincare just because this facial foam is good. It's a lot less drying than other facial foams so you won't feel tightness or discomfort. It's made in Japan and Japan doesn't joke, they always come up with high quality products!

Read on further and I'll show you what the foam looks like! This product is available HERE for $26.17 excluding GST. There's also a promo that I'll show you all later!

Here's my ratings for this product!

Scent : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (I love fruity scents and this one is just refreshing!)
Cleansing effect : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (Clean but not dry, perfect for every skin type~)
Effectiveness : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (It really does what it says, no joke.)
Overall : ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ (One star off because it can do better. I'll show you how later too!)

I sincerely think this is worth purchasing, especially for those with sensitive or dry skin. It's gentle and the ingredients are catered towards sensitive skint too because there's no colorants or fragrance that'll irritate your skin. Do consider!


Now onto the second product, the Lifestream Yamamoto Konjac Beauty Sponge!

That's the front and the back of the sponge.

The picture's just telling you to air-dry it after every use!

Here's what it looks like, a strange little hard sponge.

A close up at the sponge, not your usual pore-y sponge!

NO INGREDIENTS LIST THIS TIME, it's made from 100% natural konjac!

Here's a little history on Konjac sponge!

The Original Japanese Konjac Sponge was first developed as a needed product for babies to care for their skin during the dry season, and it grew to a beauty product now used by millions of Japanese. This is due to the pure natural goodness of the Konjac Sponge.

Like I've said, this isn't your regular sponge. According to Lifestream group's website, "Different materials have different cleansing abilities and effects on our skin. Due to the shape and structure of some materials, they are less effective in cleansing our skin and/or too harsh to be used daily on delicate skin. Konjac Sponge with its natural unique net-like-structure offers the most natural skin benefits to give your skin the most delicate care it needs." Click HERE to read more and see pictures of different kinds of sponge compared to this one!

This sponge...
  • Cleanse thoroughly, eliminates excess sebum and impurities, and prevents the formation of blackheads and acne
  • Gently exfoliates skin, removes dead cells that cause dull and rough skin for cell renewal and natural glow
  • Highly hydrates skin due to its natural moisture-trapping ability
  • Balances skin pH level naturally
  • Detoxifies skin and kills acne-causing bacteria naturally
  • Promotes micro-circulation
  • Enhances effectiveness of regular cleansing and beauty regime
  • All natural and eco-friendly
  • Beneficial for all skin types and conditions, including babies, sensitive skin, eczema

Also, I believe this sponge lightly exfoliates the skin as well so I prefer to use this once a day, preferably at night! You shouldn't exfoliate more than once per 24 hours~ Once again, even sensitive or dry skin babes can use this! Now aren't you falling in love with Japanese products too?

Before using, please do this!

Soak it in warm water and wait for it to become soft and bouncy! It takes a little time for the dried sponge to completely softens so you may want to do that during your shower?

This can't really be used alone, so I used this with my regular cleanser. It foamed a lot more than usual and yes, made my face smoother too. You can use this with any cleanser you like and purchase only the sponge HERE for $10.90 exclusive of GST. It works well with your own cleanser, but I believe that our skin only deserves the best.

SO, you can listen to Lifestream Group's recommendation and mine!

Use the AFC Japan CoQ10 Nano Facial Foam &  the Lifestream Yamamoto Konjac Beauty Sponge TOGETHER!

See that thick foam? It goes along very well with the sponge and using them together equates to a 5 star rating throughout!!! You have to try it to believe it and I promise you, you'll see the difference! The blackheads on my nose are reduced with regular usage of these two products combined.

Everything : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★!!!

You can get these two products from their Happy Face Cleansing Set for only $32.16! Anything is worth for good skin, or at least that's what I believe in.

THANK YOU LIFESTREAM GROUP for giving me the opportunity to review these wonderful products!

Chiharu ❤

Disclaimer : These products were sent to me by Lifestream group for reviewing purposes. It does not in any way affect the honesty of my reviews. Results vary with individuals and it's best recommended to do a patch test should have have really sensitive skin!

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