If you've read Elisa's blog and the comments, you would have known that we recently bought a MIOR Facial soap. If you haven't, head over and read about her MIOR vs Eumora review.
The soap cost us a staggering RM259 which we divided into three. We were initially skeptical of the whole it's-so-wonderful-and-seems-too-good-to-be-true, but we decided to go ahead and get it and try.
This is purely my opinion and no one (in the right mind) paid me to advertise them on my blog so rest assured. I do suggest waiting for Elisa's review if you want a more detailed review.
I regret that there is no picture of my quarter soap as I've cut myself a smaller piece out of the quarter and gave the bigger half to my mom. One of the reasons I bought the soap despite of the price was because I was told that it helps with hair growth. Now before you start thinking that I was thinking of growing a mustache, know that it the soap actually helps reduce hair shedding. My mom has been facing this problem for quite some time and no matter what shampoo she uses, her hair has been dropping constantly to the point I think she's given up hope.
Anyway on the first three days after using the soap, I noticed that my face were a little itchy and I grew a few pimples both on my forehead and cheek. As usual, I blame the extremely hot weather. When I found out that both Kern and Elisa was experiencing the same effect, we knew it was the soap. The pimples that grew, were small bumps and not really the volcano type that some might be thinking.
After three days, the pimples slowly disappear and I do notice changes on my face. For one, less blackheads on the nose and two irritating spot of pigmentation is less noticeable now.
I've always had the impression that pigmentation on the skin only occurs to mid-twenties to early thirties woman. I now know that I am dead wrong. Thanks to today's pollution, broken ozone layers, free radicals, global warming, George Bush Jr, Abdullah Badawi, Thomas Edison and whomever and whatever else I can blame on, people are getting skin pigmentation at a much earlier age.
Moral of story: As one knows, prevention is better than cure. Use sunblock and take care of your skin. Seriously, I know too many girls who splurge on bags and cosmetics and forgetting about the importance of taking care of your skin.
I digress two paragraphs, my apologies. Getting back to the MIOR topic, if you do come across it, I do suggest that you buy a sample size and try it out yourself. Buy from a reputable seller and for one last thing. I hate to say this but there's imitation everything nowadays, seriously, we have imitation bags, shoes, watches, perfumes, cosmetics, BB creams, contact lenses so do be careful when buying. It's only a matter of time before they start faking it. And you don't wanna pay that much for something fake that's going to be on your skin!
EDIT: I've been using the MIOR since Tuesday, 17 June 2008 and so far I can vouch that the soap works good on skin pigmentation and making the pores smaller. The pimples has stopped after about three days. But i did notice that my skin/lips/hands on anywhere that comes in contact with the soap somewhat became a lot drier. So when you're washing your face with it, becareful to avoid the lips if you can. Remember to apply moisturizers after the soap.
June 27 : I've reduced my usage to only once a day. It has become too drying for my skin. Decided to put on 'hold' my quest to lighten my pigmentation because my skin has become a little too dry that sometimes it itches because of the dryness. I suggest that people who buy the soap use it twice everyday for the first one week and then just once a day the following weeks to come. Remember to moisturize the skin after washing! Just so that people don't misunderstand, this is a good soap, it's not 'bad' or anything but it's just drying that's all. It does help with pores and pigmentations but it also dries up the skin so use at your discretion.
July 06 : Besides reducing my usage to just once a day. I only use the Mior soap for about 1 - 1 1/2 minutes previously. While Kern is currently still using the soap, I have discontinued mine. I find it a little puzzling as Kern has dry skin but finds the soap suitable for her despite me and Elisa finding it too drying for our combo skins. Kern's skin has been looking pretty good lately but mine has deteriorated. It's to the extend of almost peeling but then again, do note that my skin tends to peel easily as it's very thin. I will resume using my soap again after my skin recovers from the dryness in quest to lighten my pimple scars and pigmentation. For those who bought and tried out the soap, do tell us how it went!
July 16 : To be truthful, I have stopped using MIOR all together for about a week or so. Everytime I use it, I get small 'bumps' on my face and I can no longer stand it. I know MIOR is suppose to detoxify the skin and therefore has a possibility of making our skin break out a little but I break out all over my face and I'm frankly a little pissed. I can't entirely blame MIOR as I know it suits Kern and lots of people out there but for me, it ain't working. It really does wonders in tightening pores and my pores is way smaller than before I started, not to mention my pigmentation has lighten considerably but I cannot stand the never ending break outs on my face. I'm tired of using it then stopping so that my face can heal and then using it and the stopping and repeats as above.
In my opinion, MIOR would be great for people with a serious acne problem when the skin is over producing oil, or if you're luckily like Kern that it fits her already flawless face. You be the judge.
August 08: Just before my period, my face exploded with diamond mines. At my wits end, I used Mior again. And it works, it reduced the size of my pimples and within just 2 days, there were visible improvement on my face! So in conclusion, like I've already mentioned, Mior works great for those who have a bad acne/pimple case. if you have already flawless skin, don't 'itchy hands' and use it. If you have a pimple of two, just rub the Mior soap on those spots
October 30: Skin was acting up again recently and I used Mior to control the annoying bumps happily growing on my face. Mior is somewhat not that drying for my skin anymore. But pimples are still growing despite using Mior. Also if anyone's using Mior out there, please AVOID THE LIPS AREA AND LIPS!
All my 24 years of life, I've took good care of my lips by applying lip balms and so forth and it have always always been soft and had only very fine fine lines but since I started using Mior, (I tried to avoid the lips area but sometimes it drips and back when I first started, I accidently used it all over face) my lips have been dried and wrinkled! It's like all my years of taking care of my lips have been washed away. I'm very upset regarding this and if I could warn anyone regarding this, I would. So please do avoid the lips/lips area when washing.
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Oh I forgot to give a special shout out to DreamFusion @ Jay, a special friend from Gaiaonline.com
Sorry about troubling you lately but thank you and your girlfriend for helping me find the bag! Much love and kisses to the both of you.
P.S : Can I have her name please? >.<