Monday, October 7, 2013

Review on Chrono Affection Sampler Package!

Hi Everyone!

Today I am reviewing a sampler package of the Chrono Affection brand!

This brand is a very popular (and expensive...) skincare brand in Asia. I received this package for $1 for being a member of the "My Beauty Diary" brand.

What do I think of these products?

Beam of Solar Sun Block

This sunscreen contains 30 grams or 1.1 oz of product. It can be found online for $35-$40.
This is one of their best selling products. Their sunscreen contains Mandelic acid, hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, beet root extract, tranexamic acid, brown algae extract. This has an SPF of 35 with PA++ and is said to be oil-free, non-comedogenic and mild & gentle. It does have a fragrance a light floral/soapy fragrance, which I do not mind. This product is also said to: "work deep into skin layers to boost whitening action and help reduce the appearance of melanin and pigmentation for translucent fair and supple skin from within".
(Translucent skin? I don't want see-through skin, no thanks XP jk)

The product texture is more on the liquid/watery side and does not irritate or redden my skin. My skin does not look or feel oily after application. It gives more of a matte finish, maybe kind of a satin finish, but definitely not a greasy shiny appearance.
If you use this product please keep in mind that you only need to apply a little (the less, the better) and take your time to blend the product into your skin. Because when I first applied this product, let me tell you, my face looked super white, like a ghost. O_O No wonder a lot of women in Asia like this product, because the sunscreen itself has a white pigment. I am not sure if it is a cosmetic pigment like BB or CC creams with added color, or if it is just the kind of formula in the sunscreen that makes the white color very opaque. However, yes, this sunscreen can make your face 2-4 times whiter/paler.
What I have learned to do is to use less product and take more time to blend in the sunscreen until the white color is less obvious. Even with good application and blending this will still make my face a little paler/lighter. I do not mind this as long as I don't look like I'm a ghost or I'm sick. =P
Other than that, I think this is a pretty good sunscreen, I don't think it's like a skin-changing sunscreen. Other that doing what a sunscreen should do (protect my skin, prevent wrinkles and sunspots), it is not that special.

Update: I have realized that this sunscreen is not very moisturizing. Not that I expect sunscreens to be a replacement for my moisturizers, but it does tend to have a drier finish. So perhaps this may be good for those people who have oily skin, or live in very humid countries. For those with dry skin, this may not be the product for you but if you still want to try it, make sure to moisturize your skin very well before application.

Do I recommend this product?
If you are looking for a regular sunscreen I don't think this particular product is necessary. Other sunscreens can do the same job. However, if you want a sunscreen that can also lighten your face a bit, then this may be a good sunscreen to try. Keep in mind that it probably is quite expensive and if you can get a sample size to try(before buying), that would be better.

Chrono Affection Toner Sampler

So, the main problem about this toner is that I do not know it's name =(, because it is a sample pack that does not have the original product name, I can't tell you what version of the Chrono Affection toner it is. I would have to go to LA to the My Beauty Diary store and probably ask them.
Wow, I love this toner. If it wasn't from such an expensive brand, I would probably buy it. XD I apply this on my face after washing and patting my face dry. This toner does not irritate or dry my skin. The moisturizing properties are great! This toner feels so relaxing and calming after I apply it and it rejuvenates my skin, giving it a radiant glow! It does not make my skin feel oily or sticky at all either!
I usually think of a toner as a product to get rid of the residual dirt and makeup from my face that my facial cleanser missed. However, this toner has great hydrating and brightening properties. It makes my skin feel so soft and clean! ^_^

Do I recommend this product?
If you do not mind the price, then I highly recommend this product. I also personally will buy this when I am much older and when my "Body Shop" Aloe Toner, is not hydrating and cleansing enough for my skin anymore and I will need to use a better product. So I also recommend this product for older women because the extra hydrating properties are a great benefit to older, drier skin.

Chrono Affection Lift & Tight Intensive Care Eye Mask
This is an image of the packaging, I'm sorry for not taking a close up picture of the product itself, I used it and threw it away and forgot to take a picture. =(
This mask is usually sold as a pack of 30 pairs for $40-45 online.

I have used this eye mask before (got it from a friend). Again, another favorite of mine! (I'm actually trying another eyemask, and if that one doesn't work I will buy this one.) This eyemask comes in a package of 2 masks, one for each under eye. They are gel pads soaked in serum. The product does not irritate the skin around my eyes in any way.
I love these because first, they do not slip off my face, which means I can do other things while wearing this (except physical related activities, like running) like reading, going on the computer, etc.
About the "dissolving part", the serum is definitely absorbed well into my skin, but the gel pads themselves don't dissolve. I'm pretty sure they won't. =P I believe I put them under my eyes (after cleansing my face) for 15 minutes and then take them off.
They do not have a fragrance and the eye masks are very cooling. Great for de-puffing undereyes and helps me relax after a long day. The serum is very moisturizing and after using I feel that my under eyes have become brighter and smoother!

Do I recommend this product?
If you do not mind the price (and yes I know...the price is a killer, but it is a 30 pair pack so it will last you for a while), and you tend to get puffy undereyes, fine lines, and darkness I recommend this eye mask. It is gentle and has great moisturizing and brightening properties, and will help combat under-eye puffiness, darkness and fine lines. I actually find the serum quite intense, and I think it may be better for older women. Younger women can get away with an eye cream or a lighter serum and can move onto this when they need more help or a stronger treatment.

Chrono Affection Double-Effect Remove Blackhead Mask
This mask can be found online for about $10 each or a pack of 10 for about $45.

This is a two step mask that you use after cleansing your face. The first is a cream that is supposed to open the pores and soften the blackheads inside the pores. This makes it easier for the blackheads and whiteheads to be taken out. After washing off the first cream mask, the second step is the mask that will remove the blackheads and whiteheads. It comes out as a black liquid but after application will harden into a rubbery mask. This mask is formulated so that as it dries, it will suck up the blackheads, but it will dry to a rubber finish which will not dry out your skin.
I definitely like the concept of this mask. Non of the products irritated my skin. The 2nd part black mask was pretty cool, because the black can contrast with the whiteheads that are being taken off, and peeling it off was quite easy, other that around the inner corners of my nose, which were a bit harder to peel off but doable.
I am not sure about this mask because this is my first and only time using it. I don't have more to continue using. It does remove a lot of whiteheads, but tends to remove the smaller ones more than the bigger ones. This mask might not be strong enough to pull the big ones out.
I think it does work, but not as well as it should and perhaps either needs improvement or you just need to use more of these to get all of the blackheads and whiteheads out.

Do I recommend this product?
Hmm, I really cannot say. I only used this product once and the results were okay, not bad, but not very good either. Perhaps if you have dry sensitive skin, this may be a good mask to try because it will not damage or dry out your skin. And your skin will not hurt when taking off this mask. However, please keep in mind the price, it is a bit pricy and I think is one of those products that if it works great for your skin and takes off nearly all blackheads, then it is a good product to stick to. Otherwise, feel free to choose a cheaper alternative.

Chrono Affection Ceramide 2 Moisture Bio-Cellulose Luxury Mask

So this mask is said to brighten, whiten, and tighten the skin.
My first impression was not good, because this mask smells like chemicals. =( The smell is not that strong and it does fade fast, but I don't like the initial smell.
I actually really like this mask! It does not irritate my skin or the delicate skin around my eyes. It is quite hydrating and soothing to wear. The mask is a kind of gel material, just like the eye masks. The mask has a lot of serum and because it has a gel-like texture, it is quite slippery, so I had to hold onto it well so it would not slip out of my fingers. It was a bit hard to put on, being slippery. However, once it is properly smoothed-out onto the face, the mask stays on very well. I can walk around with it, sit up, etc.
After taking off this mask, my skin looked so much brighter and whiter! I was a little surprised at how much paler I looked, since it usually takes more times to get an effect. I also did feel my skin tighten a little bit, but I do not think it is very significant.

Do I recommend this product?
As long as you do not mind the price, I recommend this product. It does not irritate my sensitive skin. I think it is great for people with drier skin, dull skin, and fine lines. I will still stick to the My Beauty Diary face masks for now, just because I am a younger person and those masks currently work for my skin. They are also cheaper than this brand.

So I hope you liked this review! Feel free to write any questions or comments in the comment box below. Thank you for reading and have a great week!

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