The Face Shop
THEFACESHOP began its foundation from the simple desire to keep skin healthy and beautiful through the use of unique natural ingredients. Originated from Korea, THEFACESHOP is a leading global beauty retail brand offering over thousands of quality products for skin care, body care, hair care and make up.
The Jewel Therapy Damage Care Hair Serum ($18), although thick and seemingly oily, did not make my hair look greasy at all. It softened the appearance of harsh split ends and enhanced my curls. A great bonus is that it smells amazing! Although it did not help with the frizz as much, the Glam Curling Styling Essence ($20), as the name suggests, noticeably enhanced my curls.
Overall, The Face Shop has satisfactory products, but some do exceed expectations, especially the hair products.
It was previously quite a hit when it opened a few years back and has since quietened a lot. The Face Shop is influenced largely by Korean cosmetics but there are tons of other stores that sell better beauty selections for your inner Korean-wannabe.
I've once used their BB cream that was infused with sunblock for complete coverage. It however, smelled strongly of the sunblock which was a complete turnoff.
The only item I would go crazy for is their nail polish. They have a good range of colours, selling at a cheap price. I would recommend anyone who constantly changes their nail colour to get them. Although they are not of great quality like OPI or Sally Hansen, it would definitely help lessen the beating taken by our wallets.
The shop assistants were very helpful, listening to my requests for the products and fetching make up items they felt would meet these requirements. This made shopping at The Face Shop a fast and smooth sailing experience.
I went home and tried the products, and was pleased by the quality of the products. Well, I guess it's safe to say that The Face Shop started my love for make up!
Their Nail Polishes are absolutely amazing. They glide on extremely easily and they are not as long lasting but are relatively comparable to the more famous brands like OPI and China Glaze.
The staff there were also very enthusiastic about promoting their new products which speaks well of the way they train their employees and the message that they put towards the public.
I remember being confronted by all the sales people, each trying to promote new products from their designated sections as I walked pass them. Some people hate that and would rather be left alone but that is their job and it's always great to see people working in the retail sector with such a good attitude.
A salesgirl was able to convince my mum and I to purchase their shampoo. The shampoo will give a very smooth touch to your hair after use. It was a fact and I was actually very satisfied with the result as my hair was never that smooth before. The disaster came after a week, when I found out an immense clout of hair on the drain after my bath. It was the first time I saw that significant amount of hair dropped. I confirmed I was losing lots and lots of hair when my mum started complaining about the amount of hair on the floor that she has to vacuum. I was really losing hair like a middle-aged woman, it was so bad that the hairdresser suggested me to cut my hair short. It was so heart aching to cut my long hair that I’ve been growing for years.
From then on, I never ever dared to use any FACESHOP products. It was a terrible ordeal that no other girls would like to experience. If you have a sensitive body like me, don’t use FACESHOP!
Putting aside the above point, what is worth mentioning from The Face Shop would be their line of cosmetics. They have shimmer bricks which are slightly similar to Bobbi Brown's, but at a fraction of Bobbi Brown's price. On top of that, their line of blushers are really pigmented and long lasting.
For me, I have tried their shimmer bricks, blushers and concealer. Not too bad for the price that I have paid for, even though the prices in Singapore is slightly higher than in Korea. The best thing, the prices doesn't hurt my wallet!
I explicitly told her of my sensitive skin and she suggested the Organature Scrub Foam. I thought it will put a final stop to my troubled skin. It not only did no help, it further aggravated my problem. It caused even more pimples on my acne-prone skin. From then, I never stepped into a Face Shop outlet looking for a solution.
Its nail lacquer is not fantastic, but at a very low price, one just could not complain much. There is a great variety of colors and you can even try those lacquers in the shop.
I believe The Face Shop can still be a great shop for people with awesome genes.