Monthly Archives: February 2015

4 years…

… and still alive!

As I’ve mentioned previously I have not been exclusively using asian skincare in the past 2-3 years and I’ve been leaning more towards natural skincare. However, my partner in crime hyaluronic kitteh is still quite the asian skincare devotee and shall hopefully update in the near future (not promising anything here).

I will hopefully be back with more natural skincare reviews. I’m not a huge skincare junkie but I have gone through a considerable amount of products since my last posts. Some of the products I’ve been using are:

-Rosehip oil (from different brands)

-Sukin Purely Ageless Replenishing Night Cream

-Puretopia Sleep & Renew Replenishing & Firming Night Face Moisturiser

-Nuxe Rêve de Miel Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm

And others that are not strictly skincare but I would still like to share with you when I have the time!

Stay well and see you next time!

just kitteh (I figured I’d remove the ‘arbutin’ from my name now!)



Apostle Skin-Brightening & Tone-Correcting Serum | Review

Apostle skin brightening serum











Score: 2.5/5

Pros: natural ingredients.

Cons: expensive, doesn’t brighten dramatically, drying.

Price: $58.99 at Priceline and various websites.

Buy again: no.

This serum’s consistency is unique, as it is very watery and thin. After distributing it on my palms and applying it to my face, it instantly dries within 2-3 seconds. After application, it has a slightly tightening/drying effect, so I always follow up with Rosehip Oil and a moisturizer.

Apostle skin brightening serum

I didn’t notice any brightening effects after using this for 3-4 months in a consistent manner (I used 3-4 drops after cleansing every night). However, it is made from natural ingredients and did not break me out.

In conclusion, I would not buy this product again as it was more of a placebo product. For the price, I could probably find another natural product with better results. If you would like to try this product, I recommend waiting for a sale at Priceline, as I got it during the 40% off skincare sale around July.

However, I read other reviews on this product and some people have experienced good results. To be fair, I don’t have any focused hyper-pigmentation or spots so I was expecting a more overall brightening effect to my face. I also only used it at night while the recommendation is to use it both morning and night.

just kitteh