Hallo everyone! This is my first post in May, so I will start with a new skincare set that I received last month from Astalift.
A little introduction for Astralift: It’s a brand from Japan, and guess what? Fujifilm is the company behind it.
Here’s the description from the website:
‘ASTA’ in Japanese means tomorrow and ‘LIFT’ refers to the uplift of one’s inner emotions as beauty shines through. The result is a meaningful brand promise that offers renewed skin.
Created by FUJIFILM, ASTALIFT is an award-winning brand that offers carefully-researched skincare and supplement products with proven efficacy.
Not many know that oxidation - the leading cause of freckles and skin ageing – is responsible for colour fading in photographs. FUJIFILM has applied its advanced understanding of the process of anti-oxidation technology to create ASTALIFT’s award-winning anti-ageing products.
What’s more, Collagen – an important structural protein in human skin – is also the key ingredient for photographic film. FUJIFILM, harnessing its nearly 80 years of collagen research, has effectively channeled this area of expertise to ASTALIFT’s products.
FUJIFILM has also applied its proprietary knowledge of nanotechnology – for exposing and colour developing in film – to allow high concentrations of ultra-fine skin-nourishing ingredients to be delivered effectively and deeply to targeted levels of the skin, while preserving their efficacy.
FUJIFILM’s strengths in image analysing technologies – gleaned from our vast experience in the photographic and medical fields – have also been used in skin tone reproduction technology to enhance one’s looks in the cosmetics field.
Inspired by skin cell research. Powered by proprietary nano technology.
On the back of the packaging there’s the explanation in English, let me zoom in..
Short description for every product. This set has all but the UV Protector.
Step by step for day and night skincare.
Astalift products are enriched with Astaxanthin which a highly effective natural anti-oxidant ingredient and also with Lycopene, also an anti-oxidant which is found in tomatoes and watermelons. Combined with the 3 types of collagen which are absorbed quickly into the deeper layers of the skin for optimal hydration and nourishment.
Let’s start with the Cleansing Gel first..
Astalift Cleansing Gel
I use the cleansing gel to remove my makeup. It can remove foundation and light eye makeup, but I still need to use cleansing oil to properly remove my mascara.
The first thing that I noticed was, Wow, it smells like rosewater! So relaxing.. :)
I used it on my dry skin and then rinse it with water, and I like that it doesn’t leave my skin tight after rinse, it’s very moisturizing..
Astalift Moisture Foam
This cleansing foam only takes a pea size to lather into foam that’s enough for my whole face. But on my face, it leaves a little bit squeaky finish. It does feel clean and smells good like rosewater (similar to the gel and every product in this set actually). I use this on the morning and it makes my skin feel so fresh. ^^
Moving on to this following product, it receives so much hype in the internet, it got me so curious!
Astalift Jelly Aquarista
Immediately after the facial wash, I use this unique jelly product to my face. Now, the right time to use this is before the lotion, because it’s a pre-serum, so it’s used before any moisturizing product. Although it’s only a small trial packaging, it lasted for a week for me.
The texture is different than any other gel that I’ve tried and it dries out matte. I thought it would leave a dewy finish, but on my skin, it’s semi-matte yet still bouncy. The result that I get after using it for more than a week, I can feel it repaired the texture of my skin, it became smoother and clearer. You can see the result on the after photo below. I can feel my skin gradually become healthier.
After the jelly, it’s time for some lotion! As we know, the term "lotion” in Japanese skincare it’s not lotion in creamy texture, it’s more like a toner that you need to pat into the skin.
The texture is light and has lovely rose scent which soothes my skin. I pour 3-4 drops to my palm and than gently pat until it’s completely absorbed. When it’s still wet, it’s a bit sticky, but when it’s dried, it leaves a smooth finish. After using the jelly which has matte finish, using this lotion afterwards is like a giving moisture back to skin, it feels so refreshing! ^^
Astalift Essence Destiny
The serum that really works on my skin, I must say. It contains a generous amount of ‘pterostilbene’ and other beauty ingredients to deliver firmness and elasticity to the skin. This serum with the Jelly Aquarista is the best combo for glowing skin. My skin looks more radiant as soon as I started using this.
The texture is like the jelly one, but it’s more liquid, and it has this tiny dropper so it’s more hygienic to use. For my whole face, I put 2 drops to my hand and massage it so it’s better absorbed to the skin.
Last but not least in this skincare step is the cream. From the photo above you can see the texture is quite thick and rich, but for me, it’s also can be used on the morning. It makes the makeup application so much easier because my skin is so moisturized and plumpy, the foundation glides on easily without any dry patches.
After 1 week of using the Astalift trial set..
This is the close up after photo.. The redness and blemishes are disappearing little by little.
Now I know, using all 6 products in a skincare regime may seem too much. I usually use only 3 products daily: toner, serum and moisturizer. Sometimes even when I’m lazy or in a hurry, I will skip toner or moisturizer because I feel the serum is moisturizing enough already.
However, after using this set continuously for the last week, I can tell the difference between before I and after started using all of them. My face feels plumper, more radiant and fresh.
Maybe that’s why Japanese women have such beautiful healthy skin, they take care of their skin really seriously. :)
Thank you Astalift Indonesia!
I’ll see you all in the next post… Have a great day everyone.. ^^