Also at Mishref Fair Grounds during the Perfume & Makeup Exhibit, I came across the Purederm booth which had a whole bunch of Asian Skincare on sale. In addition to being so inexpensive (KD1/500 each), they had a BOGO (Buy One Get One Free) deal going on.
Purederm Botanical Choice Wrinkle Reducer Gel Patches are specially formulated cosmetics for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes without irritation by using effective and continues skin penetration of cosmetic ingredients. Wrinkle Reducer Gel Patches work with your skin to continuously firm, increase elasticity, and fight the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Wrinkle Reducer Gel Patches work quickly & gently to visibly reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
These Wrinkle Reducer Gel Patches caught my eye (yes, it was the bubbles) and it really was a good deal to pay KD1/500 for a pack (6 treatments) and get the other pack for free! I’m not big on skincare (it’s such a hassle) but I feel like as I’m getting old(er) I should start making at least some attempt at taking preventative measures.
As you can see from the instructions, this is the ultimate easy-breezy skincare product. Slap it on and go to bed. Done. Basically, it’s perfect for me because with very minimal effort, I can feel like I’m doing something beneficial (for my skin) without actually doing anything!
I wasn’t really interested in anything else besides those Gel Patches but the sales assistant kept trying to the push the Gold Mask on me (apparently it’s one of their best-sellers) and she was such a sweetie, so I caved and got the Eye & Neck Hydro Gold Gel Mask (KD1/500). Again, I got to choose another one for free so I chose the Age Defying Hydro Pure Gel Mask.
Purederm Eye & Neck Hydra Gold Gel Mask is an intensive eye & neck treatment enriched with Gold, Ardisia Crispa Extract, Adenosine and Niacinamide to help restore elasticity & brightness and diminish the signs of aging. Skin looks and feels smoother, firmer and more youthful.
Eeeeeeeee! How cool is that? I know the top language is Korean and the bottom is definitely Japanese but I’m not quite sure about the middle. Super excited just the same!
So it’s kinda’ like a neck brace. Interesting!
There’s a whole novel on the back (which shed some light on the reason behind the extra-long packaging).
The under-eye patches are supposedly effective in reducing eye puffiness and dark circles. They seem like they’d be easy to apply (as I mentioned earlier).
The neck mask, not so much.
Purederm Age Defying Hydro Pure Gel Mask is a gentle hydrogel mask infused with moisturizing ingredients that penetrate deeply into skin to deliver their benefits. You will notice the absorption of the active ingredients, as the mask becomes thinner with time. Concentrated with Adenosine, Green Tea Extract, Vitamin A, and other natural ingredients, it helps to restore moisture & elasticity and diminish the signs of aging. Complexion appears fresher, cleaner, and more youthful.
Again, the packaging has all the claims and key ingredients clearly visible and that cute little graphic of an up-turned corner.
The product itself seems kinda’ scary, like something you’d see in a horror movie…
Then I spotted the Green Apple! I wasn’t even sure what it was at the time but I just pointed at it and told the sales assistant I’d like to have it. Just like everything else, it retailed for KD1/500 and I got to pick another one for free so I chose the Strawberry.
Purederm Clean & Fresh Peeling Gel, formulated with Apple, Lemon & Orange Extract, deeply cleans pores, gently exfoliates, removes dead skin cells and refines skin’s surface. Skin is healthy looking and refreshed.
Well… that’s kinda’ misleading. If it had all those other fruits, why isn’t there a picture of all of them on the packaging as opposed to only the green apple picture.
How cute is the packaging? So tempted to drink this stuff (but not really ‘cuz, y’know, it’s probably poisonous).
Purederm Skin Softening Yogurt Mask contains a unique blend of Yogurt Extract and Strawberry Extract to provide immediate smoothness and radiance to your complexion. Concentrated with real strawberry, it helps to refine and brighten the skin by controlling excessive oil and sebum.
I love Yogurt, frozen, flavored, every which way… just not Chobani (reviewed – here) so I’m super excited to try this out soon!
The back looks quite cute!
The darling sales assistant also included several of the Purederm Deep Cleansing Nose Strips in my bag as samples. I’ve tried them out before (they hurt like a mutha-) but there’s something strangely satisfying about using them and seeing the results. I remember searching for the Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips as a teenager (both in Kuwait and abroad) and never finding them, before finally settling on these Purederm Deep Cleansing Nose Strips. That said, after discovering how painful they are, I kinda’ avoided them and would only use a strip once every other year (read: whenever I find them in my stash or come across them randomly at Sultan Center or my local co-op but never actively seek them out).
She also gave me a cup with a built-in nook for the accompanying spoon!
She told me that Purederm products are available at Hadi Clinic and that I should go there if I ever wanted to repurchase any of the Purederm products.