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Fashion & Style Police Reviews Japanese skincare with KOSE and Ichikami

Happy Valentine’s Day peeps! I hope you are all having a love filled day. I have always wanted to try Japanese skincare. It has been high on my beauty/skincare list. So you can imagine how super excited I was to get the opportunity to try a few of them some days ago. M went over to get some work done in Japan, and I had the opportunity to place an order 😊.

I will be reviewing all the Japanese skincare products I got in the next coming weeks. So look out for my review posts. They will be worth it. Here is my first review post.

 

KOSE Sekkisei Emulsion £41

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I did a bit of research before getting this product, and I am glad to say it exceed all my expectations. It is an amazing skincare product.

KOSE Medicated Sekkisei Emulsion is a quick absorbing lightweight moisturiser, which balances the moisture level, and softens skin.

 

Key Ingredients
  • Angelica root extract
  • Coix seed extract
  • Melothria root extract
  • Inula Britanica Flower extract
  • Paeonia Albiflora Root extract

 

PROS
  1. I love the packaging. It comes in a compact bottle with a pump.
  2. It is suitable for all skin types.
  3. I found it so easy to use. You just need to apply a tiny bit to a cleansed face.
  4. This product contains Vitamin C, which is great for getting rid of freckles and ageing spots.
  5. It smells so good.
  6. It leaves my skin feeling soft and supple.

 

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CONS

None

 

I am seriously loving this KOSE Medicated Sekkisei Emulsion a lot. It is an amazing product, and I recommend it to anyone in need of some skincare TLC. This skincare product is worth trying.

 

 

Ichikami Hair Styling Water £18.68

I am always on the lookout for great hair products to try out. I normally make my own styling water with water and almond oil. But then I found this Ichikami Hair Styling Water, and knew I had to try it.

 

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Key Ingredients

Moutan Bark Extract、Fermented Black Rice α※1、Rice EX-S※2、Cherry Blossom Extract、Camellia Extract、Blackberry Lily、camellia seed Oil
※1:Lachancea, fermentation solution of hydrolyzed rice, and rice extract 
※2:Selected ingredients derived from water used to wash rice (phytic acids are blended into shampoos only) 

 

PROS
  1. It leaves the hair smelling amazing. I love the fresh fragrance.
  2. It comes in a compact 200ml bottle with a pump.
  3. It leaves the natural hair feeling very soft and shiny, making it easy to style.
  4. This styling water helps repair damaged hair.

 

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CONS

None

 

I will purchase this Ichikami Hair Styling Water again. I love what it does to my hair, and I recommend it to anyone in need of a new hair styling product. This right here is definitely worth trying.

 

Have you tried any of these Japanese skincare products? What do you think of them.

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Will a Facelift Lift my Eyebrows

As of 2017, According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the facelift is still one of the top five most popular cosmetic procedures being performed nationwide.

However, today there are so many more options for how to approach a facelift procedure to achieve each patient’s unique goals. In addition to the traditional facelift, there are mini facelifts, endoscopic or minimally invasive facelifts and non-surgical facelifts which make use of fillers in lieu of surgery.

Because of this, sometimes patients are confused about exactly what a facelift has to offer and what areas will be treated.

 

 

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What Is a Facelift?

A traditional facelift is a surgical procedure that addresses the area of the face from the mid-cheeks down to the bottom of the chin and jawline. This procedure, called a rhytidectomy, is designed to lift, smooth and revitalize sagging skin and tissue from the mid to lower facial areas.

For patients who want to reverse the natural signs of aging that can create the appearance of facial jowls, a sagging chin and a weakened definition in the jawline, a facelift is a great choice.

However, a traditional facelift isn’t designed to address the whole face. For this reason, a facelift is frequently combined with other procedures such as an eyebrow lift to correct visible signs of aging in the forehead and eye areas as well.

 

What Procedure Will Lift My Eyebrows?

Sometimes patients come in seeking a facelift, when what they really want is to achieve a lift in the area of the eyes and the forehead. Here, a more appropriate procedure can be the brow lift.

A brow lift, which is sometimes also called a forehead lift, lifts and smoothes the skin of the forehead starting at the brow line and continuing to the start of the hairline.

Another procedure that can provide the appearance of a “lift” at the brow level is an eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty. An eyelid lift focuses on the upper and/or lower eyelid and sometimes includes both the upper and lower lids.

It is not uncommon for patients to have a brow lift, an eyelid lift and a facelift all in one procedure. For patients who are predominantly dissatisfied with how the upper portion of their face is aging, a brow lift and an eyelid lift can be performed together as a single procedure.

However, for patients with specific concerns that are limited to just one single area of the face, each procedure gives the option to address just that area as well.

 

 

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Who Is a Good Candidate for a Facelift and/or Brow Lift?

If you are in overall good health, you are at or near your ideal body weight and you have realistic expectations for what surgery can address, you are likely a good candidate for a facelift and/or brow lift.

For the most complete healing, it is also important to be able to take a few days away from work and your regular activities to rest and recover. To this end, if you smoke or drink regularly, you may be asked to limit or cease these habits for a period of time before and after your procedures to give your tissues their best chance of healing fully.

 

How to Find Out What Procedure Is Best for Me?

The first step to scheduling a facelift is to schedule your initial consultation with Dilworth Facial Plastic Surgery. During your consultation, you can share your appearance goals and discuss which procedure(s) can best meet those goals.

Your surgeon will take your medical history and do an exam of the area to be treated. The surgeon will also take photos and make notes about your concerns and goals. You are also welcome to bring photos or illustrations to share more about what you hope to accomplish with your facelift procedure.

Your surgeon will answer all your questions. Your surgeon will also explain how to prepare for your procedure and what to expect during the recovery period. Before you leave, you will have an opportunity to schedule your procedure date if you wish.

 

What Is Recovery from a Facelift Like?

Your recovery from a facelift procedure will depend on what area(s) were treated and the extent of your procedure. In general, you can expect some swelling, bruising and manageable discomfort for the first day or two following your procedure.

However, any discomfort that is present can be easily alleviated with medications. You will be given prescriptions so you can fill them in preparation for your procedure date. It will be critical to follow your surgeon’s post-operative care instructions in detail to achieve the best results from your procedure.

Most patients can return to work and a limited daily schedule within a week and a half or two weeks following their procedure. However, it may take a few months to see the full results of your procedure as the skin continues to heal and the swelling fully resolves.

 

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How Long Will the Results Last?

Each patient’s aging process is different, and it is important to remember that a facelift cannot stop the aging process. However, it can “reset the clock,” so to speak, to greatly slow down the visible appearance of aging.

With a skilled surgeon and careful recovery, you can expect long-lasting results!

 

 

About Dilworth Facial Plastic Surgery

Dr. Josh Surowitz and Dr. Andrea Garcia are the co-founders and medical directors for Dilworth Facial Plastic Surgery. Both Dr. Surowitz and Dr. Garcia are double board-certified facial plastic surgeons in head and neck surgery and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Both doctors have been named as Top Doctors by Real Self. Working as a clinical team in and out of the operating clinic, Drs. Surowitz and Garcia deliver cutting edge, world class results with every procedure. They focus on the face, neck, ears, nose, head and eyes, often combining multiple procedures to achieve a patient’s appearance goals.

 

What do you think of Facelifts in general?

 

 

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5 Natural Hair Care Tips

I have been growing my natural hair for years now, and it has been a rollercoaster. Maintaining natural hair is hard, but it is worth the struggle. My hair is strong, healthy and growing like weed. It looks and feels a lot better than when I used chemicals on it, many years ago. Back then, I was kind of ashamed to show off my natural hair because it didn’t look good at all. I am happy to see those years behind me now.

 

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So how do I care for my natural hair? Here are some natural hair care tips from me to you.

 

Protective Styles

I have my hair in protective styles for about 4/5 weeks. That way the tips are protected and I don’t have to deal with the whole tedious hair management process everyday. I usually have my hair in cornrows, so I can rock different types of wigs. I sometimes go for crotchet braids too.

 

Mositurise the Natural Hair

Natural hair needs air, water and oil to grow. So I make sure my hair is moisturised everyday, even when in protective styles. I have a spray bottle with contains 70% water and 30% almond oil. I apply a few sprays to my hair everyday. When I am not rocking a protective style, I apply a leave in conditioner on a daily basis for extra moisture.

 

Comb Less

One of the good things about rocking a protective style is not having to comb so often. Once my protective style is off, I comb my hair about once a week. I prefer to comb my hair whilst it is damp, so I comb after moisturising generously, starting from the tips, with a wide tooth comb.

 

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Use the Right Hair Care Products

Using the right hair care products is essential. I am so in love with SheaMoisture hair products. The love affair started as soon as I decided to grow my hair natural. I have used a couple of SheaMoisture products, and I am completely sold on most of them. The latest addition to my SheaMoisture collection is the new 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner. Both products are great for natural hair. I have used them on mine and my daughter’s hair, and the results were amazing.

 

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I wash my hair with SheaMoisture every 2 weeks and it works great for me. Have you tried any SheaMoisture Hair Product? You can shop this new range in Superdrug for £10.99 each.

 

Easy on the Hair Line

I make sure I apply my oil and water to my hair generously. As well as my leave in conditioner. The hair-line is one of the most delicate parts of our hair and it is so easy to lose it. I avoid any hairstyle that would put pressure on my hair-line. I am also very picky on who gets to touch my hair. Some hands are a little too firm on my hair, which causes hair breakage and hair-line loss. I like my hairdresser to handle my hair with care.

 

How do you care for your natural hair? What do you think of thee tips?

 

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