ASTALIFT Jelly Aquarysta X In-Focus Cellactive Serum X White Perfect UV Clear Solution SPF 50+ PA++++


If you're like me, someone who is always looking for a budget alternative, you might have overseen a luxurious beauty brand called ASTALIFT.

So you might be wondering why am I blogging about ASTALIFT when I'm a budget blogger? Here's why-- I learnt about this brand only after an ASTALIFT roadshow last week. To be honest, I was only a tiny weeny bit tempted after listening about their secret ingredients and the benefits of their products (you know how marketers preach right?!). But, after testing out some of their sample products for 1 week, I'm sold. Personally, I think the investment of money on this luxurious beauty brand is worth it in a long run.


ASTALIFT is an award-winning Japanese skincare & cosmetic brand founded by Fujifilm. Yes, you read right. It's really the Fujifilm which is well-known in the photography industry.

Apparently, Fujifilm has expanded into the photogenic beauty business. They successfully used nano-technology, collagen technology, anti-oxidation technology and optical analysis & control technology to deliver a wide-range of red skincare series known as ASTALIFT.

In fact, ASTALIFT is the one and only approved company that uses human's skin stem cell sheets in their anti-ageing products. Everything starts from the Ceramide components and stem cells in our skin. Ceramide serves as an oily wax barrier that protects our skin from external pollution, while our stem cells heal and repair our skin. As we age, both Ceramide and stem cells tend to lessen, resulting in dry skin, ugly wrinkles and dark age spots that we fear!

(From left) ASTALIFT White Perfect UV Clear Solution SPF50+ PA++++, In-Focus Cellactive Serum, Jelly Aquarysta

ASTALIFT Jelly Aquarysta [Recommendation: 4/5, $148 for 40g]

ASTALIFT Jelly Aquarysta is a highly raved core skincare product formulated with double Human Type Nano Ceramide. Eeek, I know right, "what's this gruesome science product that requires you to apply human's cells to your own skin?!" Chill, (if I'm not wrong) it's only man-made Ceramide that is structured closely like our natural human cells for easier acceptance by our body, awakening the restorative power of our skin on rejuvenation and nourishment, fighting age spots for a more radiant, younger and brighter skin tone and texture!

ASTALIFT In-Focus Cellactive Serum [Recommendation: 3.5/5, $222 for 30ml]

Fujifilm blends Astaxanthin, Nano Astaxanthin CP+ and Nano Boswellin Acid to produce ASTALIFT In-Focus Cellactive Serum. The Ion Sensing technology will transform the serum into liquid form for optimum absorption and immediate penetration, resulting in a firmer skin with lesser fine lines.

  1. Astaxanthin: a new type of Nanoparticles in red with strong antioxidant properties that can be absorbed deeply into our skin layers
  2. Nano Astaxanthin CP+: protects stem cell from oxidation and repairs cellular damaged from UV rays
  3. Nano Boswellin Acid: activates stem cells metabolism rate and prevents inflammation

ASTALIFT White Perfect UV Clear Solution SPF 50+ PA++++

Do you know that SPF is for UVB rays protection, while the number of "+" behind PA label reflects the protection performance against UVA rays? The maximum value/amount a body can reacts to are SPF50 (above 50 doesn't make a difference) and PA++++ (4 "+"). As expected, ASTALIFT sunblock meets these requirements.

I did not get to test this sunscreen but I've seen its immediate effect during the roadshow-- A very thin layer of ASTALIFT sunscreen was applied on one side of a girl's face before she went through a skin analyser.
Unlike other sunblocks, ASTALIFT sunblock serves as both a skincare and a makeup base. Best thing is that only a little amount of sunblock is needed to maximize UV protection. Therefore, there won't be any visible white cast after the application. Although this sunblock can lasts for 8-10hours per day, but bear in mind that all sunscreens wear off as time passes by, especially when you sweat, blot or touch your face. Hence, in the end, you might still need to reapply after half a day under the sun to ensure maximum protection.
For a fun twist, ASTALIFT added a UV sensor on the cap to alert consumers that it's time to reapply your sunblock! It's interesting to see the cap turns purple when exposed to deep UVA rays. But, I personally feel that I can't utilize this feature as I will be keeping all my cosmetic products in my bag or stashed this tube at home, which means zero exposure to sunlight......

Nevertheless, the effect of ASTALIFT sunblock should be promising as it is awarded the top sunscreen in CLEO Body Awards 2016.

Results using ASTALIFT Products

So, I was given 2 popular ASTALIFT products in sample-size to test on. My skincare routine for last week was as follow: a toner > ASTALIFT Jelly Aquarysta > ASTALIFT In-Focus Cellative Serum > a Vitamin C serum > an acne-control serum > a hydrating sleeping mask.

I was advised to apply the jelly before any other skincare products so that the jelly can works its magic inside-out, while my remaining skincare products work from outside-in. As instructed by the promoter, I scooped up only a little of the bouncy jelly and applied onto my face. Upon skin contact, the jelly melted away and I quickly massaged in circulations until the essence is fully absorbed. Personally, I prefer this jelly over the serum (cheaper yet effective) and I only apply it at night.

As for the serum, it was gel-like yet lightweight, glides and melts into a cold liquid instantly upon application. The liquid settled on my skin surface, forming a smooth, velvety yet non-sticky moistening protection layer. What I love best about this serum is its therapeutic fragrance of fresh bergamot with a hint of rose, jasmine and sandalwood. I apply this serum both morning and night to lift my mood.

Both products are not sticky and didn't cast a shine on my face. Although they both have a mild flowery fragrance (I'm a little allergic to flowers), I'm glad that there was totally zero irritation on my super sensitive skin.

When I woke up, I was shocked by the unexpected visible skin brightening, whitening, moisturising, firming/elasticity improvement after just one application! Of course, I continued this skincare routine for consecutive 5 nights. I observed that the pores on my nose shrank a little and even my eye circles became less dark! However, my hopeless acne must spoil my face by becoming redder and more visible due to the stronger colour contrast with my glowing skin tone. Also, I finally realised I actually have a moustache... Not sure whether to be sad or happy with the dull to radiant skin transformation.
Back from work with makeup removed (haven't bath, taken while I'm writing this)
An additional observation is that my makeups lasted longer than usual and my face felt less oily in the day. This is super important to me as my concealer can never conceal long enough without any touch-ups (which I'm lazy, I just let it be) :(

For the anti-ageing result, I'm not too sure as I have no wrinkles, to begin with (I think). But, Jelly Aquarysta is meant to be an anti-ageing product that targets signs of ageing, reduce visible fine lines, wrinkles and locks in moisturiser under layers of skin.

I'm highly contemplating to purchase the full-size products, but sadly, good and high-technology products are not easily affordable. Thus, -1 star for the pricing below $200 and -1.5 stars for being above $200.

More about ASTALIFT

Address: NEX#01-70; Wisma Atria#03-30; JEM#01-20


That's all for now! Let me know your thoughts and if you've tried these products too?

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Joysofyz | Yuji's Budget Story: ASTALIFT Jelly Aquarysta X In-Focus Cellactive Serum X White Perfect UV Clear Solution SPF 50+ PA++++
ASTALIFT Jelly Aquarysta X In-Focus Cellactive Serum X White Perfect UV Clear Solution SPF 50+ PA++++
ASTALIFT is an award-winning Japanese skincare & cosmetic brand by Fujifilm, dedicated for anti-ageing purposes.
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