One of the most common skin issues that afflict women in this hot and humid climate is definitely clogged, or enlarged pores. Those mini-craters can be unsightly and they can get clogged up with sebum and cause other problems like blackheads and comedones. And as though we don't have enough problems already, enlarge pores will sag as we age, and before you know it, you will be seeing elongated pores appearing on your face. So how about, no?
Labo Labo, established by the creators of Dr. Ci:Labo, came up with a range of pore-saving products, Super-Keana Range, targeted at these issues that we are facing. So how do they fare? We test them out for you.
The Labo Labo range consist of 5 products:
1. Labo Labo Super-Keana Oil Cleansing
2. Labo Labo Super-Keana Washing
3. Labo Labo Super-Keana Peeling Gel
4. Labo Labo Super-Keana Lotion
5. Labo Labo Super-Keana Gel
Labo Labo Super-Keana Oil Cleansing $29.90
An oil-base cleanser and makeup remover that removes even waterproof eye makeup. It helps to remove dirt that are trapped within our pores for thorough cleansing, and yet it contains hyaluronic acid and collagen that is gentle on our skin, leaving it moisturized and supple.
Although it is oil based, it is not too sticky and heavy. Super-Keana Oil Cleansing also slough away our dead cells that may clog pores with its naturally derived lactic acid, malic acid, royal jelly acid and papain derivatives.
What I love best about Super-Keana Oil Cleansing is the fact that we can use it even when our skin is wet. There is no need for me to cleanse before showering and remove the oil cleanser with a cotton pad. I can just leave the bottle in the shower and use it when I’m showering.
Labo Labo Super-Keana Washing $24.90
Made from 100% plant-derived cleansing ingredients, Super-Keana Washing helps to remove dirt from our skin deep within the pores.
When dispense, it is soft and creamy but works into a fluffy foam. It is always comforting and pampering to use foamy washes after a long tiring day and my skin is left feeling fresh and clean, but definitely not dry and tight.
Labo Labo Super-Keana Peeling Gel $34.90
Containing 4 types of AHA and lactic acid to exfoliate the skin, and hence lifting the dirt and dead skin cells that dull our complexion, Super-Keana Peeling Gel brightens our skin and help prevent clog pores.
Take a closer look at the photo above and you will see little white flakes of dead skin and sebum that are lifted off our skin after rubbing on the Peeling Gel. With mannan and AHA, Super-Keana Peeling Gel firmly adheres to dirt that is deep within the pores to help remove them.
I used Super-Keana Peeling Gel on my left hand and its brightening effect was almost instantaneous. I must have had a thick layer of dead skin on my hand since I haven’t been taking care of them very much. My skin felt clean and smooth after the thorough exfoliation.
If you have tried other exfoliating gel products that work the same way, you would know that most products require you to work them on dry skin. What differs Super-Keana Peeling Gel from the others is that we can use it on wet skin. It made things a lot easier because there is no need to wash your face, dry it, use the peeling gel, wash your face again. We can now save a lot of time by just using it all at once when we are in the shower. Finally, someone understands that we modern ladies don’t have a lot of time on our hands!
Labo Labo Super-Keana Lotion $24.90
Feels just like water on your skin, Super-Keana Lotion is easily absorbed by our skin. Its acidic properties remove dead skin and open up pores to support our skin’s turnover. And because of that, skincare products that follow will be more effective since our skin can now absorb them better.
Don’t start worrying just because you see the word acidic and worry that it will be harsh on your skin. Super-Keana Lotion contains hyaluronic acid and collagen to soothe our skin and leave it dewy and supple.
Labo Labo Super-Keana Gel $34.90
As the last step to our skincare regime, Super-Keana-Gel is definitely pampering, and acts almost like an aromatherapy. The Labo Labo Super-Keana series has got the same orange scent across all their products but I have to mention that the scent is the strongest in Super-Keana-Gel.
Super-Keana Gel is an all-in-one pore refining gel and I was surprised to know that the 5 steps of skincare, toner, moisturizer, serum, mask, and makeup base, can all be completed with this single product.
Gel-based and lightweight, it works perfectly well for our tropical climate as there is no sticky feeling post-application. It contains smoothing polymers that keep the surface or our skin baby smooth, creating a great canvas for makeup application. A convenient all-in-one product that saves us time and money.
Let’s get down to shrinking all those pores and take good care of our skin right now.
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