Fresh Skin Care

For someone who rarely wears any make up, I do spend a lot of time (and money..oopsy!) on my skin care. And I'm pretty sure that cabinet in my bathroom is gonna crack one day..just saying.

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I believe that if your skin is really healthy, the less make up you'll need. I ran out of my regular Aēsop cleanser and toner a few weeks ago, and I felt like giving my usual skin care routine some adjustments, so after lots of web browsing and testing in stores...I decided to go for the famous Fresh Skin Care. I first encounter their Rose mask a few years ago in Hong Kong, I was introduced to this brand by a close friend, and it really did my skin wonders. However, since they don't have any sales point in Australia & Taiwan, I some how just forgot about them.

第一次接觸 Fresh 是在香港,因為我的臉是敏感又偏乾型,如果敷上一般的晚安面膜隔天早晨臉都會嚴重泛紅,當時一同逛街的朋友便介紹我試試在天然保養界很有人氣的 Fresh 玫瑰面膜。保裝簡單又具有質感,置地溫和但同時也非常保濕,用過之後就好喜歡。可惜因為在澳洲跟台灣都沒有設點,所以用完那一小瓶之後便慢慢將她遺忘,改用澳洲當地的 Aēsop。前幾個禮拜,在倫敦 Baker Street Station 附近逛街時,意外發現了他們在倫敦的店面,憑著兩年前的好印象,一次就把洗臉和化妝水這兩樣產品帶回家。

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When I just started focusing on my skin years ago, I didn't know that the cleanser is just as important as any other skincare products. I used to spend loads of money on my toner moisturiser, serum or eye cream, but never really cared about the face-washing products. It wasn't until one time when I was doing a skin test in Australia that I realised that I was totally wrong. Your cleanser is just as essential as everything else, if not more. As for someone who's been suffering from sensitive skin basically since forever, I've came up with a little list of cleanser thats suitable for my condition, they are all very calming and gentle. And the Soy Face Cleanser is now one of them!

The Fresh Soy face cleanser contains Rosewater and Cucumber extracts which are all very significant on their claiming and hydrating effects. Also, there's also some borage seed oil to help nourish and keep your skin healthy. As you can see, they are all natural ingredients, which I personally really pay attention to.

其實以前我對於洗臉產品並不是特別要求,我都覺得重要的是後面的步驟,洗臉的保養品應該都一樣吧。後來經過在百貨公司的肌膚檢測之後,才發現我錯得裡譜。像是我們這種皮膚很乾又極度敏感的人,要避免使用過度清潔的去角質的洗臉產品,還有泡沫過多的有時候也要避免,盡量選擇成分簡單的保養品,這樣才不會剝削臉部過多油質以及水分。以我的個人經驗來說(臉部過敏的超級資深受害者),Aēsop 的 Fabulous Cleanser 或是 Kiehl's 的金盞花系列都很ok。不過呢,我今天可是找到了我的第三個選項,那就是 Fresh Soy Face Cleanser!

Soy Face Cleanser 裡面包含了玫瑰水和小黃瓜這兩樣保濕力極佳的天然成分,另外還有一些些琉璃苣油來提供臉部本身所需要的油質同時鎖住水分。在歐洲,琉璃苣(俗稱星之花)是已經使用了超過七百年的藥草,在保護肌膚上一直有著顯著的功效。整體來說,這款 Soy Face Cleanser 在像我這樣敏感肌洗完臉後,雙頰覺得很舒服,不會像有些產品洗完會有很繃很乾的感覺。

fresh freshI love toners. While I'm travelling, I can leave out my serum or my eye cream, but never my toner. Toning your skin is not just about hydrating, it also helps us clean the skin properly again. Balancing the skin is also one of the key features, as throughout a long day outside, our skin can be easily off balanced.  Rose Floral Toner from Fresh smells just like their famous Rose hydrating mask, which I'm just so obsessed with. This toner is ideal for prepping your skin for your serums and moisturisers, or you can also use it as a refreshing face mist through the day.

使用化妝水是我在保養步驟裡最喜歡的一個環節,除了能夠保濕以外,合適的化妝水也可以同時再做好清潔,以及平衡過敏現象。Fresh 的玫瑰化妝水很溫和,對於泛紅也能做輕微的改善,除了利用化妝棉輕輕擦拭清潔或是濕敷以外,這款化妝水也能夠讓肌膚真的很乾的人當白天的保濕噴霧,非常實用。味道上則是淡淡的玫瑰花香,香氣實在是很療癒宜人呢! fresh

I'm very serious when it comes to skin care, I focus a lot of my time to make sure my skin looks healthy, I like natural ingredients just like how I love eating organic and freshly produced food. However, if you compare me with those around my age, you'll probably realise that I'm relatively slow when it comes to make up and dressing up. I almost never wear heels, and my make up is very minimal, most of the time I'll just hit the street with a really basic foundation. My dressing style is pretty simple, too. I'm the t-shirt, jeans and boots kind of person. I guess a part of my just isn't too eager to 'grow up' or should I say dress like a grown up. And I hope that's okay.

我看起來總是比實際年齡小,現在在歐洲,已經被質疑過未成年好多次(笑)不是我在炫耀,但亞洲女生在西方人眼中,看起來一直都是小於歲數的。況且,與同齡的女生相比,在打扮上我的進展偏慢,至今穿高跟鞋的次數屈指可數,平時最多也是矮跟的靴子,一件基本色的上衣、牛仔褲和短靴就可以出門,頭髮沒染沒燙。至於妝呢?一直都只是一層潤色隔離霜,就連修眉也都是這幾個月才開始的事。不知為何,對於打扮一時總是不疾不徐的我(我身邊的人可是比我急上好幾倍),在保養上我總是特別認真看待,或許就是因為沒化妝的關係,怕只要肌膚出狀況就會一覽無遺。我尤其喜歡天然的產品,質樸的香氣很吸引我,讓睡前重要的保養步驟變得更加享受。我想,肌膚的健康我肯定會一直注重下去,至於打扮和化妝,就讓我在享受幾年的「假未成年」樸素生活吧(笑)

Fresh London Store 92 Marylebone High St, London W1U 4RD

離台灣最近的 Fresh 在香港 國際金融中心1086號舖/ 時代廣場連卡佛/ 銅鑼灣崇光百貨

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