June 1st, 2015

Radiance

Sponsored Review: Hiruscar Post Acne Gel

Happy Vesak Day, my friends!

People who know me since my teens would know that I used to battle with acne. My self-esteem was also at the lowest during my teens when I felt that I was unattractive and I constantly shunned the camera.

Now, my skin has improved tremendously and I'm currently very comfortable going out of the house bare-faced. That said, I have residual acne scars from my past acne battles and occasionally, I do have pimples popping out at my jawline. I'm fine with these imperfections actually because I can't expect my face to be perfect when it went through a worse phase for around 8 years. Nonetheless, even though I no longer feel emotionally affected by my imperfections, I still do spot-treating because I don't let problems go untreated.




I was introduced to the Hiruscar Post Acne Gel recently which can apparently treat post acne scars and dark marks. It contains a clinically proven 3-in-1-formulation that is beneficial for people with oily, acne-prone skin. Some key features of this post acne gel are:

- Non-comedogenic, i.e. does not clog pores
- Hypoallergenic, i.e. does not irritate skin
- Alcohol-free
- Fast-absorbing and can thus be used under makeup

So what's this 3-in-1 formulation that is so amazing?


Hiruscar Post Acne Gel contains Pionin which prevents bacteria growth; reduces inflammation and infection. The 2 other ingredients are the Allium Cepa which promotes wound healing and reduces scar tissue build-up as well as MPS (this is actually an acronym for a very long and unpronouncable scientific name) which hydrates the skin, softens scar tissues and speeds up the scar healing process.

Together, this potent combination will eventually improve the appearance of sunken scars; lighten dark marks and prevent acne recurrence.




It is recommended to apply this 2 to 3 times in a day, in the morning and before bedtime. You can use this after applying toner and before applying moisturizer.

Verdict?




Above is a picture of the dark marks at my jawline. Whenever I have pimples or break out, it is normally at the jawline, aka the hormonal region of the face. You can see that the dark/reddish protruding marks did became faint and flat after my consistent usage of Hiruscar Post Acne Gel. My skin in the 'After' picture wasn't so dark/reddish as well.

That said, I've got to manage some expectations here. My dark marks did subside, but they didn't disappear entirely or leave behind a flawless complexion for me. If you noticed, my skin at the 'After' picture looked a little dry too (although strangely, it didn't feel dry) which also means that I've got to increase my moisturizer application at the region. In all, as much as this product was useful in improving the complexion, you shouldn't count on it to be a miracle product or see it as a replacement for professional laser treatments in clinics.

Initially, I found it hard to believe that it was fast-absorbing because the texture felt like my regular pimple gels and I've never ever worn pimple gels under makeup. Surprisingly, the post acne gel did disappear into the skin very quickly without leaving behind any sticky sensation so you can definitely wear your makeup over it.

The downside of this product was that it is a small, 10ml tube for a product that is worth $22.90. If you have acne scars and dark marks all over your face and you apply it generously for a few times per day, you might run out of this in 1-2 weeks. It will certainly be more value-for-money if it was a bigger tube!

Lastly, this product is suitable for people between 15 to 24 years old but I'm sure you can still use this even if you're older than 24. :D

Hiruscar Post Acne Gel retails at $22.90 for a 10ml tube and can be found conveniently at Watsons, Guardian, Unity and polyclinics.

Disclaimer: Reviews are based on personal experiences.
From The Top

Advert: SG50 Special Tees from Tee-Saurus

Hi people!

2015 is a special year for all of us because this year, we celebrate SG50 and all things uniquely Singaporean.

Tee-Saurus has recently launched their SG50 Special tees and I must say that their tees are so quirky and cute!

If you found 'Tee-Saurus' familiar, I did my first fashion advertorial for them last year (click here to recap) and I absolutely love their creative designs. If you're into quirky things like me, you'll like them too. :)




Wore my Chilli Crab Tee ($30) a few days ago for an outing. Isn't it adorable?

Tee-Saurus's signature Rawr the T-Rex is wearing a Chilli Crab costume and we all know that Chilli Crab is one of the famous dishes in Singapore.

Not interested in Chilli Crabs? Fret not.




How about a Hokkien Mee Tee ($30) or a Durian Tee ($30)? Both are distinct food that defines Singapore too.

I love the way the designers used Rawr the T-Rex to depict a Hokkien Mee hawker with his classic brown hat and 'Good Morning' towel. Which reminds me... how long has it been since I've seen a 'Good Morning' towel?




When I was selecting my tee, I was honestly spoilt for choice. I adore the Chilli Crab Tee but I really like Fly Dragon Fly ($30) as well.

The dragon in the tee symbolizes the iconic Dragon playground in Toa Payoh or perhaps, the playgrounds that we used to play in during our younger days. I remembered playing in a playground like this and being all dare-devil when I had to walk across the multi-coloured body of the dragon.

It's super cute to see Rawr the T-Rex in its pilot uniform commanding 'Fly Dragon Fly' on the evidently stressed dragon. The dragon even had a water droplet dripping down its face! I was totally amused.




How about 'iconic' people in Singapore?

Featuring the Boomz and Leopard Print Tee ($30) on the lady as well as the PCK Tee ($30) on the guy. Can you guess who they are?

No prizes for your guesses but all I can say is that 'Boomz' and the classic yellow construction boots should be obvious enough. :)

Interested to pre-order the tees?

You can do so at their website here. Be sure to also check out their Facebook page here.


Readers of Dainty Diva can quote 'TSxDaintyDiva-Rewards' to receive a 10% discount off their purchase! :D

All photos in this entry (except the photo of myself) are credited to Tee-Saurus.