Skincare Review : Olay Aquaction

Olay Aquaction review, Olay Acquaction range

During my recent travels, when I landed in Scotland, it was (unsurprisingly) F-F-F-FREEZING.  My skin immediately felt the effects of the long flights, the plunging temperatures and gas central heating and it literally started cracking up!

I was like – WTF?  I have family and friends to catch up with who I haven’t seen for almost 4 years!!  WHY ME?!!  I can’t let them see me looking like a frumpy bum!!!

Luckily, the smart cookie inside me must have anticipated this because before I left Hong Kong to head to UK, I had picked up a few products from the Olay Aquaction range and they miraculously saved my skin and it was back to normal in a matter of days.


Super By Dr Nicholas Perricone Hyper Hydrator With Coconut Water MCT

Writing the title (aka the product name) for this post has already tired me out!  In order to make this review easier to read, I shall refer to Super By Dr Nicholas Perricone Hyper Hydrator With Coconut Water MCT as Super Hyper Hydrator Daily Moisturiser (as it is known as on the Kit Cosmetics and Boots websites…even though it has another name on the Sephora website!!)  Before I crack on with my review, I just need a little time-out to get a breather and write a quick letter…

Dear Brands, please make your product names short and concise AND universally accepted with the one name which will make it easier for us mere mortals.  Thanking you in advance, Ling”

Super Hyper Hydrator Daily Moisturizer, Dr Perricone

Product Claims

As light and refreshing as water from a freshly tapped coconut, this tropical topical treat leaves skin soft to the touch and smelling sweet.  Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT), fatty acid esters found in coconuts, are easily absorbed to quench your skin’s thirst.  So satisfying, your skin will say Ahhh!

My Thoughts

I am a newbie to this brand but I was hyped up to try Super Hyper Hydrator Daily Moisturiser because it is created by a dermatologist, Dr Perricone.  Being a skin doctor, he would know his stuff, right?

I liked how “green” the box packaging was – recycled paper and all that jazz.  And then the jar…?  But then there’s a wee black spatula for the finger-dipping haters out there.  For me, I never use any spatulas that are provided (nope, not even when I used the ultra-exxy Creme de La Mer) because yes, your fingers may have germs…but so will a spatula (unless sterilised prior to use).

RRP for 30ml – AU : $62.95 | UK : £29.50 | US : $40
I am British so I still think in UK prices and I would think it’s a reasonable price (in fact, I just checked  the currency exchange rate and it’s cheaper than the US price!)  It’s a good price in US but if I had to buy this in Australia, I would hesitate.  I mean, I love Australia ‘n’ all, but why the jacked-up prices of the same products even though AUD is so strong?!!

I am not the biggest fan of coconut, but I am not as bad as I used to be because last year, I started drinking coconut water and using a couple of coconut-scented products.  However, I am not a fan of milk and I never will be.  Super Hyper Hydrator Daily Moisturiser smells like coconut plus milk. And I didn’t like it.  But it didn’t deter me from using it because I am a beauty blogger, after all.

I have very dry skin so I never apply moisturiser on its own and need an extra boost with serum.  With Super Hyper Hydrator Daily Moisturiser, I used Seruderm underneath.  And the serum was good, but the moisturiser wasn’t rich and hydrating enough for my skin.

It’s a shame really because the moisturiser is light and absorbs well and doesn’t leave behind a greasy residue – but it’s not enough and my skin wanted more.  I tried to use the entire tub, but got through halfway (which took about 3.5 weeks) and then passed the rest to a friend who has oily skin and needs a light Summer moisturiser.  She loved it!

There are some products I trial and love…but then there are some products I trial and don’t love as much.  Unfortunately, Super By Dr Nicholas Perricone Hyper Hydrator With Coconut Water MCT is in the latter category.  But everyone has different skin so it’s a good thing my friend loved it 🙂

Disclaimer :  PR sample.

Have you tried any products by Dr Perricone?  Do you prefer your skincare to be backed by dermatologists or celebrities?

boa Protective Face Cream SPF 15

Today, I bring to you another product review from the Botanics Of Australia (boa) range – Protective Face Cream SPF 15 – which was sent to me for review purposes.  Now, before any non-Aussie readers click away because they don’t think they can buy any product from the boa range, I bring you good news.  You can buy Botanics Of Australia (and more Aussie brands) products from the Fashion Addict website.  (BTW, I was not paid to tell you this and I haven’t tested their online shopping service so…)  Anyway, now that I’ve got that off my chest, let’s crack on with the review…

rosalina hydrosol


Vaseline Dry Skin Conditioning Lotion

As part of the new Product Talk by Nuffnang, I leaped at the chance to review Vaseline Dry Skin Conditioning Lotion (375ml).

Nuffnang Product Talk, Vaseline

First and foremost, I will put my hands up in shame and inform you that with regards to skin on my body, I am too lazy to moisturise!  Check out my highly un-sexy dry scaly legs…(image taken over 6 months ago)…

dry skin


However, since I started taking beauty blogging seriously a few months ago, I have improved and I will moisturise my body on a regular basis (read : when my skin gets cracked and sore).

Being a sloth, I need a body moisturiser which has the following features :-

1.  Easy dispenser – ideally, pump (as anything else requires too much effort, i.e.  jar requires unscrewing and a squeezy tube requires opening the lid and squeezing)
2.  Easily rubs in and absorbed quickly with no greasy film
3.  Quick noticeble results on skin

Does Vaseline Dry Skin Conditioning Lotion tick all these boxes?  Yes!

What Vaseline Say

Vaseline Dry Skin Conditioning Lotion enriched with vitamins A, E and B5 helps to replenish hydration daily, keeping the skin vibrant and feeling healthy.

My Opinions

I strategically placed this bottle of moisturiser right outside my shower cubicle so that I would remember to apply this before leaping into my PJs and it worked.  For the last couple of weeks, I have slathered this body lotion all over my body and my usual dry scaly skin has reaped the benefits and transformed into less dry and less scaly skin.  My legs no longer feel like sandpaper!!

The lotion is light and smells pleasent.  It helps that the lotion is soothing to my sore, cracked skin caused by the bitter Winter season in Melbourne.  What surprised me the most was how quickly the lotion would settle into my skin – I guess it’s a sign that my skin is thirsty!

Vaseline, moisturiser for dry skin

Vaseline Dry Skin Conditioning Lotion comes in a range of sizes at affordable prices (in AUD) – RRP $4.99 for 200ml | RRP $7.29 for 375ml | RRP $10.99 750ml – I’d definitely repurchase!!

Likes :  Pump dispenser, affordable, easily absorbed moisturiser, no greasy residue, soothes cracked skin
Dislikes :  Nothing
The Best Beauty Blog Rating : 10 out of 10 for Vaseline Dry Skin Conditioning Lotion which is a simple, fuss-free body lotion which shows great results as promised

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