Hi guys, it’s Ayu! I’m finally writing again 😘 This time I’ll talk about an Indonesian brand that I love and have tried most of their products.
It’s True To Skin. Their concept is based on single active ingredients boosted with natural ingredients that results in gentle and effective formula. They create basic yet effective skincare products that can be used by any skin type. So far, they have 7 launched products and I’ve tried five of them. Two that I haven’t try are the Niacinamide serum and Bakuchiol serum.
Matcha Oat Cleanser
Matcha Oat Gentle Cleanser is a PH Balanced facial cleanser with a gel texture. This Gentle Cleanser contains Oat, Heart Leaf, Collagen and Real Green Tea Leaves which are able to gently clean dirt, such as (dirt, air pollution, oil build-up on the face and residue from make-up) and soothe the face without making the skin feel dry. This cleanser is formulated for all skin type.
The key ingredients are :
– Matcha : Rich in antioxidants that help soothe irritated skin
– Oat Extract : Soothing, antioxidant and skin protectant which is good for dry and sensitive skin
– Heart Leaf: Calming, anti-inflammatory, functions as a humectant that works to maintain skin moisture levels
– Licorice: Brightens and helps even out skin tone, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory
– Collagen: Helps cleanse the skin and reduce peeling and restore elasticity and make skin soft.
I was intrigued by the key ingredients, that’s the main reason why I bought this cleanser. I’ve finished this second cleanser and could say that this is a great gentle facial wash. It has little to none foam, no fragrance and have a great cleansing ability. It also didn’t make my skin dry & tight after cleansing. I use this for a second cleanser morning and night, and it took around a month to emptied this tube. Very recommended local cleanser for someone who like gentle cleanser and safe ingredients for sensitive skin. And you can watch my first impression on this cleanser here.
Ingredients: Water, Potassium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Collagen, Glycerin, Acrylates Copolymer, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Butylene Glycol, Decyl Glucoside, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Pentylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Panthenol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Leaf Extract, Triethanolamine, Clitoria Ternatea Flower Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract, Capryloyl Glycine, Sarcosine, Citrus Junos Seed Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Seed, (Salicylic Acid 0.01%), Fragaria Chiloensis (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Skin Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Leaf Extract, Garcinia Mangostana Peel Extract, Propanediol, Sodium Hydroxide, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Chlorphenesin, Allantoin, Disodium EDTA, Camellia Sinensis Leaf.
Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum
This Hyaluronic Acid serum has the latest generation of Oligo Sodium Hyaluronate called Mini HA™️ which is the result of a new innovative method called Enzymatic Degradation (HA is commonly processed through Chemical Degradation). Mini HA™️ has much higher purity than other common HA which results in lower skin irritation, deeper transdermal absorption, higher moisturizing effect and repairs damaged skin cells.
The key ingredients are:
– 1% Pure Mini HA™️: Moisturizes and hydrates skin from within, reduces wrinkles and fine lines, improves skin texture and skin elasticity, anti-inflammatory and helps skin healing
– 1% Vitamin B5: Hydrates skin and keeps skin moist, anti-oxidant and anti-aging agent
– Allantoin: Reduces redness and inflammation, soothes skin and redness, removes dead skin cells and helps turnover of new skin cells.
The texture of this serum feels like a light gel, slightly thick, transparent and does not have any fragrance. Although it’s slightly thick, this serum can easily absorbed by the skin and provides an instant hydrating effect. This serum is good to use alone or mixed, I usually mix it with their Antioxidant Oil. The moisturizing effect becomes more optimal when mixed with oil, but without any mixture, this serum is hydrating enough for dry skin. Another trick that I like, is storing this serum in a fridge. So when you use it, you an get cool and soothing effect too beside the hydrating function.
Ingredients: Aqua, Pentylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Allantoin, Disodium EDTA.
Antioxidant Facial Oil
The Antioxidant Facial Oil is a product with a super light texture, non-comedogenic, can soothe, moisturize, and nourish the skin which is suitable for all skin types. This oil can also be used as a hair treatment, so it can provide nutrition and moisturize the hair.
The key ingredients are:
– Brocolli Seed Oil: high in Antioxidants and Vitamins A (natural retinol), K, E & B. prevents damage from UV rays, anti-aging (contains linoleic acid which increases ceramide production).
– Jojoba Seed Oil: high in Antioxidants, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory, can treat and soothe acne
– Vitamin E: Soothes and moisturizes the skin, strengthens skin protection
First, for the texture, the oil is quite light and not too thick. I’ve also tried several ways to apply this oil on my face, mixed with essence, moisturizer, or without any mixture. So far, I like to mix it with True To Skin’s Hyaluronic Acid serum because it makes it very moisturizing, perfect for when my skin is really dry. Besides moisturizing, another effect that I feel is the acceleration of skin regeneration. Before I tried this oil, I happened to have a pimple that was still red and after using this oil, it turns into white pimple right away. And after that, around 2 days, the pimple was dry and only the red marks were left. In about a week, the marks is starting to disappear from my face.
Ingredients: Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil, Tocopherol
Mugwort Cica – Soothing & Hydrating Essence Toner
Mugwort Cica Soothing & Hydrating Essence Toner is formulated with natural ingredients and balanced pH with an essence texture. This essence is formulated to moisturize, treat acne, and soothe inflammatory skin. The key ingredients are Mugwort , Cica , Cactus Extract which are well known for the soothing effect.
This toner has a viscous texture. It can be easily absorbed by the skin, not sticky and also doesn’t have any fragrance. So far, I always use this toner in the hydrating toner slot because of its instant hydrating effect. The soothing effect can instantly felt when you have acne or skin is irritated. I like this toner because it does the job without any unnecessary ingredients in it. And the price is also affordable.
Ingredients: Aqua, Methylpropanediol, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Panthenol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Artemisia Capillaris Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tetrapeptide-44, Pentylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Nitrate, Glyoxal.
Mugwort Tripeptide Gel Cream
Mugwort Tripeptide Gel cream is a moisturizer with a texture between gel and cream that is light on the skin but provides maximum moisture. This moisturizer is formulated to help moisturize, soften, and smooth with Sodium Hyaluronate and Artemesia Capillaris Flower Extract. This cream helps protect the skin from sun exposure and using active ingredients Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4 and TETRAPEPTIDE-44 as anti-aging which can help reduce wrinkles or fine lines on facial skin and help soothe acne. Suitable for use day and night. The key ingredients are Mugwort, Tripeptide, and Bisabolol.
I usually use this moisturizer when the weather is more humid and hot, due to the light texture. Despite the light texture, it can moisturize really well and didn’t leave any stickiness after. This cream gel is safe to use for people who got easily irritated by fragrance like me, because it has no perfume and unscented. I got through this jar quite fast, that shows how much I love this moisturizer.
Ingredients: Aqua, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Propanediol, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Lactobionic Acid, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Beta-Glucan, Sodium Hyaluronate, Saccharide Isomerate, Tetrapeptide-44, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Bisabolol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Artemisia Capillaris Extract, Pentylene Glycol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Spirulina Platensis Extract, Malus Domestica Fruit Extract, Maltodextrin, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2Hexanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Phenoxyethanol, Sucrose, Tromethamine.