Kiehl's Ultra Facial Moisturizer


I decided to buy the Kiehls Ultra Facial Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 Light. This shade is the lightest shade they have for their tinted moisturizers. After applying it to my entire face, I realized that the "Light" shade is still to dark for my skin tone. So, I went back and got Kiehls - Ultra Facial Moisturizer. I would combine the two up to blend a perfect shade that would match my complexion

The moisturizers is said to have a light-weight formulation that is readily absorbed by the skin. The tinted one has Apricot Kernel extracts, Chamomile and Royal Jelly. The original (not-tinted one) is fragrance-free while the tinted has a hint of sunscreen smell. Both already has SPF 15. 

After using it for two days, I notice that this moisturizer is not for me. It's just too greasy for me. It doesn't get absorbed by my skin. I have oily/acne prone skin and after 30 minutes of wearing this moisturizer, my face becomes oily. My face is so shiny that I just wash this off instead. 

I think this moisturizers would be better for those with dry to normal skin. 

Neutrogena Clear Pore Oil-Eliminating Astringent


I always feel that my face isn't clean without using a toner or astringent. My face cleaning regimen wouldn't be complete without wiping a toner moistened cotton ball on my face and seeing the dirt and oil it picked up. When the cotton ball comes out clean, it's the time that I am convince that my face is finally "clean".

First of all, let me tell you the difference between a toner and astringent. Toners are usually meant for those with normal to sensitive skin since it's alcohol and chemical-free. Some brands make toners with all natural ingredients. Astringents, on the other hand, are alcohol base, which are more suitable for oily or combination skin. It's better to use to remove excess oil and dirt.

I always look for "salicylic acid" in the ingredients of the astringents I use. It helps unclog pores. It also treats some pimples you might have. I always use Neutrogena Clear Pore Oil-Controlling Astringent. It has 2% salicylic acid to help treat and prevent acne. I think I already tried all the Neutrogena toners and this is the one I like. The others are all too mild for me. 

This astringent is good in stripping away oil and dirt. It's also good in cleaning my face clean with any make-up the facial wash has left behind. It's leaves my pores clear and also heals and help dry out some pimples I have. It may be too harsh for some, but this doesn't dry out my skin.

A good thing about this astringent is it also contains witch hazel. Witch Hazel is said to be a good oil-control agent. I remember one time when I used a pure witch hazel astringent on my face. I was desperate for oil-control. I just bought a generic brand from a drugstore since I was just going to test it out. It smelled horrible! Aside from the smell, it didn't clean my face the way I wanted it to be. So, I stopped using it and went back to using this Neutrogena.

And because this Neutrogena astringent has witch hazel as one of it's ingredient, it smellz bad. Not as bad as the pure witch hazel though, so it's bearable. You can also smell the strong scent of alcohol so this really isn't suitable for those with dry or sensitive skin.

My First BB Experience: Lioele Beyond the Solution BB Cream

Since I am dying to try on a BB cream, I went on eBay to find local sellers in my area. I found someone selling a sample size of Lioele Beyond The Solution BB Cream. I'm desperate, so I bought it!

Lioele is a Korean brand. This Lioele Beyond the Solution BB cream says that it gets absorbs into your skin. It really does, since it wasn't greasy when I applied it on.

They claim to include moisturizing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, macadamia nut and jojoba oil. It wasn't that moisturizing when I applied it on.

The good things about this is it gets absorbed into your skin quickly. But, it's a bit sticky after. It isn't greasy, which is great! And also has good oil control. My face wasn't shiny after hours of wearing this. This also stayed on my face the whole afternoon. Sadly, there's no SPF. I have to apply sunscreen before using this.

The cream comes out pretty dark.

But blends nicely. Could you spot the BB cream? It's the one a bit shiner than the rest of my hand.

What is BB Cream

If you don't know what BB creams are, it stands for "Blemish Balm". The best way to describe it is that it's like tinted moisturizer/foundation make-up. It originated in Korea. It was first use as a post laser surgery cover-up. It became so popular that they made it as a cosmetics.

The best BB creams should make your skin look like porcelain just like Asian actors have. It should cover all your blemishes and hide your pores. Above all, it will give you a "no make-up" or natural look.

There are a lot of BB creams to choose from. So, finding the right one is like a quest. Aside from moisturizing, there are some that has whitening, anti-wrinkle, oil-control properties, just to name a few. In choosing a BB cream, you should find one that matches your skin tone and skin type. Consistency also matters. 

Unlike Foundations, BB creams shorten your prep-time. Since it's already moisturizing, you can skip your moisturizer. Some BB creams also has SPF in it already, so you can skip your sunscreen as well. Imagine all those other creams that you use before applying your foundation... you can skip all that and just use a BB cream. You also won't need a concealer since BB creams also have good coverage.

I'm trying to find the right BB cream for me. It's going to be hard... but I think it's FUN!

Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash


This is my go-to facial cleanser. It cleanses well, it's good in removing oil and dirt. Whenever I'm not sure what cleanser to buy, I always choose Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash.

The acne wash contains salicylic acid. I like cleansers with salicylic acid because it clears out my pores. It's suitable for those with oily skin, like me.

No matter what other scent Neutrogena came out with, I still prefer this orange Original one. I tried the Pink Grapefruit and it made my face sticky after I use it. I also don't like the strong scent of the grapefruit.


Most people I know blog because they are bored, I, on the other hand, blog because no one understands me. Well... not really... It's only that some people think my obsession over some things are "funny and ridiculous".

Hi! I'm Jennifer Jean. That'll explain my blog title in case you're wondering where the name came from. I started this blog because my sisters are getting annoyed with me talking about beauty products.

All reviews and comments are purely based on my own opinion and experience with the products. This blog doesn't make me an expert on these matters (even though I think of myself as a "jeanius").

So read along and see for yourself if this are worth obsessing over and tell me if it's "Pure Jeanius".

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