My new favourite Taiwanese beauty brand now in Singapore!
During my junior college years, I once went on a month long exchange programme in Taiwan. Earlier this year, when I visited Taipei again, I met up with my Taiwanese girlfriends and in the usual course of girly chitchat over tea, one of them mentioned that I check out their local brand 1028. I didn’t manage to find the time to unfortunately ><
Anddddd I have another girlfriend who’s attached to a Taiwanese boyfriend and she spends sooo much time in Taipei she’s practically Taiwanese wtf. She is super duper fair and her skin is incredibly awesome and she told me recently she uses the 1028 sunscreen too!
So when 1028 Singapore contacted me, I was really excited!
(By the way, I have really sensitive acne-prone skin so I only write reviews for products that honestly suit my skin. I have turned down advertorials from brands that I know wouldn’t work on my skin cause I wouldn’t want to lie to you guys either.)
Skin UV Whitening Sunscreen @ $19.90
If there is one skincare product I can’t live without, it’ll be sunscreen. Sometimes (actually most of the time lol) when I’m in a rush, I’ll skip toner, moisturiser etc but NEVER ever sunblock. Especially in tropical Singapore where the sun is blazing like errr.. 99% of the time.
I really like the texture of this sunblock! It’s extremely lightweight (so it doesn’t feel like it’s clogging up your pores with gunk) and it’s totally not greasy at all! Almost like applying water :)
It comes with SPF 50 PA+++ * (very necessary) and also contains transexamic acid with Vitamin C, making it highly effective in skin whitening too!
- By the way, as you know the sun emits both UVA and UVB radiation. SPF indicates UVB protection but a high SPF rating isn’t enough because it’s the PA rating system that indicates UVA protection. To really protect your skin against both UVA and UVB, you’ll also need to see the PA rating on a product that ranges from + (least) to +++ (most).
Oil control powder @ $12.90
This mineral-based powder is the ultimate oil control powder I’ve used.
My skin is usually dehydrated so it tends to produce quite a bit of oil but I can’t use most oil control products because they end up drying out my skin EVEN MORE. This perspiration proof powder is great at keeping face matte the entire day and I love how the packaging is really sleek and small, which makes it perfect to fit into my smaller bags.
How it fits into my classic flap medium as a reference… now there’s no need to decide between bringing out the compact powder or the lipstick for date nights ;)
Bare-faced with just the sunscreen and powder :)
More zoomed in view wtf. Lippie from MAC (AA1 Plink!) and eyelash extensions from Eye Studio Tokyo <3
Deep Facial Cleansing Foam @ $9.90
The husband always says I have so many facial washes I can own my own drugstore wtf. Which is technically very true.. but it’s only because I keep buying facial washes and chucking them aside after one use as it’s just SO hard to find one that suits my skin type!
As mentioned, I have really sensitive and dehydrated skin that gets really oily but I use makeup on a daily basis… so usually it’s either I use those super mild cleansers that honestly, feels like my face hasn’t been cleansed at all. They are good for morning use but fail terribly when it comes to stripping off makeup residue and dirt at the end of the day.
Then there’re the other deep cleansing foams that leave my skin so tight I feel like Cruella de Vil wtf.
I love, love, love this 1028 cleansing foam because while the creamy foaming formulation really dissolves sebum and impurities, it still amazingly keeps my skin hydrated! None of that horrible tight squeaky feeling.
Made for sensitive skin, this hypo-allergenic cleanser is fragrance free and is loaded with cucumber, chamomile and lavender goodness. Honestly, I would definitely repurchase this when I’m out of it!
If you want to try out their cleansers, you can consider getting the Deep Cleansing Milk that’s on promotion right now - Buy 1 Get 1 Free @ $14.90!
1028 can be found at the following stores:
Watsons - Ngee Ann City, City Square, Bugis Junction, IMM, Tampines Mall, Ang Mo Kio Hub, Junction 8, North Point, Toa Payoh Hub, Novena Square, Tiong Bahru, Causeway Point
Sasa - 100AM, Wisma Atria, Jurong Point, Parkway Parade, Bedok mall, Lot 1, Causeway Point, Plaza Singapura, Vivo City, Tampines One, Westgate, JCube, Junction 8, Novena Square, Great World City
John Little - Marina Square, Jurong Point, Plaza Singapura
There’re also some pretty good deals going on now!
Get a FREE Sweet Bow Compact box when you buy TA Spot Corrective Concealer AND TA whitening compact powder refill OR HA Hydrating compact powder refill
Get a FREE Endless lengthening Mascara when you buy Brownie eyeshadow kit AND Ultimate Black Eyeliner
Moisture V-activating Mask and Moisture Booster Mask at 50% off second box
(Exclusive at SASA stores)
I can’t wait to try their other products!
This is a sponsored post but the opinions are entirely of my own.