[CLOSED] GIVEAWAY + REVIEW (30/5/2016 to 13/6/2016): The Face Shop 99% Damyang Bamboo Gel



Update: This giveaway is closed, I'm contacting the winner. Thanks for joining and stay tuned for more giveaways in the future!

I realized that I keep doing skincare review here. When will I do makeup review??? I promise I really really like makeup. I am just waiting to receive my shiny new goodies from a friend (Hint, hint: The brand is debuting in Malaysia in July!)




Anyway, I digress. I bought The Face Shop 99% Damyang Bamboo Gel when they are having 1+1 sale couple of months ago. I was actually looking for aloe vera gel after I tried one from Nature Republic, and when I saw the 1+1 sale I need to get it! The staff showed me the texture difference between the bamboo gel and the aloe vera gel, and you can really feel that the bamboo one is more hydrating, therefore I opt for the bamboo gel. My logic is definitely flawed. Came for the aloe but bought the bamboo version instead.


Damyang is a place in Korea and supposedly they got the bamboo extract for the gel there. The packaging looks like a section of bamboo cut out. It's super cute. Did I tell you it's also humongous? I had only gone through half of it after two months.


Ingredients; Bambusa Vulgaris Extract, Alcohol Denat, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Rhizobian Gum, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Casor Oil, Acrylates, Potassium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, , Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance

IngredientFunctionAcneIrritantSafety 
Bambusa Vulgaris Extract
1
Alcohol DenatSolvent05
4
GlycerinSolvent
Moisturizer
00
2
Butylene GlycolSolvent
Moisturizer
10
1
Dipropylene glycolSolvent
Moisturizer
1
WaterSolvent
1
Sodium HyaluronateMoisturizer00
1
Rhizobian GumViscosity Control
1
PPG-26-Buteth-26Antistatic
Emulsifier
2
or PEG-40 Castor OilSurfactant
Emulsifier
00
5
Potassium HydroxidepH Adjusters
3
Disodium EDTA
1
PhenoxyethanolPreservative
4
EthylhexylglycerinMoisturizer
1
FragranceFragrance
1
~
4
Acrylatesno matched results

Note: Lower numbering depicts safer ingredient
Source: www.cosdna.com

There's a few things that I like about the gel and few that I don't like.

Pros:

1. It is incredibly soothing. Sometimes I put it on a cotton pad and stick it on my feet whenever I had long walks


2. I had turned it into a perfumed lotion. The gel was good as a moisturizer, but if you mix a dollop with few drops of perfume, it'll turn cloudy and will become like a lotion instead. It did not separate even after few weeks. I had success with both oil and alcohol based perfumes.

3. I had used it as a base to fix my broken highlighter. I do not know how I got the inspiration lol. I think I ran out of rubbing alcohol and just said "screw it" and try adding the gel instead. To my surprise, it actually worked! I actually want it to be a cream type highlighter by adding the gel, but it dried out just like rubbing alcohol will dry. It takes longer to dry (around 2 days) but using it while it's in the spongey texture was actually fun too.

4. I used it as a sleeping mask. It worked well, but I still prefer my Laneige sleeping mask. I also use it as a base to mix with my powder mask.

5. I used it as a sunburn treatment.  When your face feels like melting under the sun and you pat this on, you will feel like heaven. Seriously, keep the jar inside the fridge and slap this on when it's 32 Celcius. Your skin will thank you. It's like an ice cream treat for the skin.

6. It smells fresh.  It smells like green tea/bamboo leaves after rain. So refreshing.


closeup of the gel


Cons:

1. Alcohol content. Alcohol in skincare can irritate sensitive skin. BAD

2. Not mixing well with foundation. One of the reason I got it is to mix it with my foundation so that I can have a tinted moisturizer. Probably my foundation contains a lot of silicon and somehow it just doesn't want to mix well with the foundation. 

3. It is not as smoothing as the Nature Republic Aloe Gel. Which is the first reason why I wanted that aloe vera gel so much. Cue sad face. 

Overall, the gel is actually so versatile. I feel that everyone should have either this gel or aloe gel to help face the sun especially in our weather. Therefore, I want to give ONE NEW 99% DAMYANG BAMBOO GEL to A LUCKY READER. Follow the steps below!


  1. BE IN MALAYSIA. more specifically, the address of the package to be send out must be in Malaysia. You can be across the world, but if you have an address in Malaysia, you're qualified!
  2. FOLLOW THIS BLOG PUBLICLY. 
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    I just added Follow This Site widget, which Google had actually removed from the list of the widget to add, sneaky sneaky! But I got the widget now!! LOL, so please follow the blog publicly so I can see you!
  3. COMMENT ON THIS POST AND ANY OTHER POST ON MY BLOG. Let me know if you want to enter and leave your email! Both comments must be posted from 30/5/2016 to 13/6/2016 to qualify. If you posted a comment before this duration, please find a new post to comment. 

THAT'S IT! Only 3 simple steps! A few rules to make everything fair and square:

  • Winners will be picked randomly. Result is final and cannot be contested.
  • Giveaway duration is from 30 MAY 2016 until 13 JUNE 2016 (11.59PM). Winner will be contacted through email on 14 JUNE 2016 and announced on another post.
  • If the winner does not respond after 24 HOURS, new winner will be chosen. CHECK YOUR EMAIL!
  • Item will be sent out to the winner within 2 weeks.

CONVERSATION

35 comments:

  1. Looks fun! Followed :)

    shahsydomo90@gmail.com
    www.hanablurbs.com

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    1. Followed back! Love your liquid lipstick reviews. Will wait for more local produced liquid lipstick swatches from you. Thanks for entering!

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    2. thanks! yeah hopefully will do more soon :D

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  2. wow good luck to those who are joining. btw I am amazed with the multiple ways of usage of this product :)

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  3. Oh yeah! Girls you need to join this giveaway. I have one at home too. This is awesome to win.

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  4. Willing to try this product after read your review hehe! I just use their nail products which is very nice too!

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  5. LOL I'm totally like you. Plan to buy A but always get B, C and D. All the best to those who are joining!

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  6. look nice~ the Gel so transparent..

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  7. This is interesting. Have always gone for aloe vera gel. Would definitely check out this bamboo gel

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  8. look nice~ the Gel so transparent..

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  9. Nice! The gel looks transparent...

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  10. I'm using their bamboo gel too! It's really good for people with sensitive skin.

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  11. Followed!

    fadzirazak@gmail.com
    www.fadzirazak.com

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  12. I like the soothing bamboo gel, its so comfortable on the skin.

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  13. Followed you.
    Ladies, this amazing giveaway is worth trying! Will spread the words to my friends

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  14. Bamboo gel does moisturizing my skin! Good luck for those giveaway participant =)

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  15. Followed... cre8tone@yahoo.com

    Bamboo gel.. Looks nice to try it out... Amazing giveaway!~

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    1. Thank you! Let me know which of your blog that I should follow ;)

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  16. Weee have fun to all who join this giveaway! Looks super moisture from the looks of the texture of this Bamboo gel=D

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  17. I want it too. Followed you and my email is janechua18@gmail.com. Hope to be selected.

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    1. thank you for entering! Followed you back :)

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  18. this looks amazing! will try out the product with the recommended tips. thanks for sharing!

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  19. I am using now too!!!This product very very useful!!!

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  20. Good product it seems. But will it be very good for a sensitive skin too?

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  21. nice giveaway! Good luck to all who joined.

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  22. i'm using this too.. Nice product ! Good Luck for the those who joined.

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  23. foloow you folow me back ya.. i like the idea of your multi purpose use.. i want to win the give away too..

    leeyann90@gmail.com

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    1. Hi! You are the random winner for this giveaway. Thanks for joining and congrats! I've sent u an email :)

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    2. Oh mine thank you very much nor fateen!!

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  24. Tried once, nice texture and scent, my sister love it too :)

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  25. This is honestly the first time I've heard of bamboo gel! From the packaging I thought it's actually aloe vera gel.

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  26. follow your blog and Hope I can win this as it good for my sensitive skin.
    email: betliewy@hotmail.com

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  27. Thanks for sharing. This is my first time hearing bamboo gel.. Hahaha~~~ Good luck for those who are joining the giveaway... =D

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