The Skincare Products I’m Currently Using

 

skincare products I'm using

Many peers and readers have been asking me the same question – “what are the skincare products I’m using at the moment?”. My bad for not able to blog about this topic earlier.

For the past few years, I didn’t really have a regular skincare regimen. I kept trying new products (mainly for review purpose) and chucking away relatively new products that I find do not work.

But for the recent months, my skincare regimen remains more consistent and hence I’m ready to share. There you go….

My Day Regimen

Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Daily Serum > SK-II Skin Signature Eye Cream > Belif The True Cream – Moisturizing Bomb > SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF50

My Night Regimen

SK-II Cellumination Mask-In Lotion > SK-II Facial Treatment Essence > Sisley Phyto-Blanc Clearing Essence With Vitamin C > Sisley Ecological Compound > Laneige White Plus Renew Original Essence > Clarins White Plus All Spots Brightening Corrector > SK-II Skin Signature Eye Cream > Belif The True Cream – Moisturizing Bomb

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SK-II Cellumination Mask-In Lotion > SK-II Facial Treatment Essence > Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum > Laneige White Plus Renew Original Essence > Clarins White Plus All Spots Brightening Corrector > SK-II Skin Signature Eye Cream > Belif The True Cream – Moisturizing Bomb

 

1. Clarins White Plus All Spots Brightening Corrector

Clarins White Plus All Spots Brightening Corrector contains Salicylic acid that helps to reduce dark spots by encouraging the elimination of dead cells full of melanin. This easy to use roll-on, with a targeted application, has an extra-concentrated formula to combat pigmentation. It contains high molecular weight (HMW) hyaluronic acid that improves skin hydration for up to 94% after 2 hours of use. I normally use it on the targeted area around the cheekbone. However it doesn’t prevent the new formation of pigmentation on my skin.

2. Laneige White Plus Renew Original Essence

Laneige White Plus Renew Original Essence is a whitening serum that is formulated without four harmful ingredients like paraben, animal ingredients, artificial pigments and mineral oil. I will see better results when I use it together with Laneige White Plus Renew Capsule Sleeping Pack.

3. SK-II Skin Signature Eye Cream

I’ve just finished the last bit of this SK-II Skin Signature Eye Cream. Unfortunately, it has been discontinued and it is now replaced with the new StemPower Eye Cream. Just bought the new StemPower Eye Cream and hope to review it soon.

4. SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence is one of my must-have and my current most favorite skincare product. I’ve been using it, faithfully every night, for the past two years. Previously, I only use it as and when I feel like it. It is said that there’s an intrinsic link between long-term usage of SK-II Facial Treatment Essence and better skin quality as we age.

Research showed that 9 in 10 loyal users have better skin compared to non-users in the same age group, with 7 in 10 users having better skin conditions as compared to non-users who are 10 years younger. I must say it does help to maintain my skin youthfulness. This is one product I can’t leave without at the moment! Read more about my amazing results with SK-II Facial Treatment. <grinning>

5. SK-II Cellumination Mask-In Lotion

SK-II Cellumination Mask-In Lotion is the first step of my skincare regimen every night. It acts as a double cleansing process to help cleanse away the residue and dirt that my cleanser has missed. It also helps to exfoliate my skin whenever I rub the soaked cotton pad with lotion on my face. Love the unique emollient silky texture that glides on the skin easily. My skin feels soft, smooth and clean upon using it.

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[REVIEW] PicoSure Laser – Ultimate Solution For Pigmentation Problems Is Now Available In Singapore

 

When I first started working, I was constantly plagued by skin woes and they persisted over the years– pigmentation (freckles), blackheads, clogged pores, pimples/acne, u name it, I had it.

But ever since I went for my first laser treatment at an aesthetic clinic, it proved to be the best decision I’ve ever made and I never looked back. The freckles on my face which I hated all my life since I was a child were gone and the rest of the skin blemishes also began to diminish after I started going for aesthetic laser treatments.

From then on, I put all my faith and trust on aesthetic laser treatments. There are so many aesthetic lasers out there that can do wonders, and they always outdo each other by coming out with newer, better lasers with breakthrough technologies.

Early this year, I was invited to a media launch for the FIRST PicoSure laser in Singapore, available only at Dr Joseph Yang’s Aesthetics and Medical Clinic in Wisma Atria, and also had the opportunity to try out this phenomenal laser. Why do I call it “phenomenal laser”? Read on to find out…

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Discover Dermo-Cosmetic Products From France

 

Early this year, I was pleased to be invited by Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmetique to uncover their dermo-cosmetic products at their Shenton Way office. Founded in the early 1960s by Pierre Fabre (a pharmacist at Castres, France), the Pierre Fabre Group is French company with activities in the OTC, prescription drugs and Dermo-Cosmetics. Pierre Fabre is 3rd largest French pharmaceutical group with over 10,000 employees worldwide.

Pierre Fabre distributes some of the most famous dermo-cosmetic brands in Singapore, such as Eau Thermale Avene (skincare) which is the No.1 dermo-cosmetic brand distributed in drugstore in Singapore as well as brands such as Rene Furterer (premium haircare), Klorane (family haircare), A-Derma (Skincare) and Elancyl (Body and slimming Care).

furterer, avene

Here’s what I’ve received upon the meetup.

Eau Thermale Avene, claimed as the No.1 brand in France, is originated in Avène, France, after a thermal spring was found in its vicinities. A thermal spring facility was built soon after that to treat patients with burns, eczema, and psoriasis.

Avène Hydrotherapy Center is purchased by Pierre Fabre Laboratories (the 2nd largest private pharmaceutical company in France today).

EAU THERMALE Avène Water is a natural thermal spring water originating deep in the earth and having a consistent composition. After a long journey, it emerges clear and pure to be collected and channelled towards the hydrotherapy center and the production center, where the EAU THERMALE Avène Dermatological Laboratories care products are manufactured. Located at heart of the Haut-Languedoc Regional Nature Park, the EAU THERMALE Avène Hydrotherapy Center opens its doors from April to October each year to offer daily hydrotherapy treatments for adults, children and infants (starting at 3 months old).

Eau Thermale Avene Thermal Spring Water

Avène Thermal Spring Water has a unique, rich, constant composition:

• Low mineral content: dry residue 266 mg/L (Does not dry out the skin)
• Calcium/magnesium bicarbonate profile (Efficacy)
• Rich in silicates: 10.6 mg/L (Exceptionally gentle and soothing)
• Very high trace element content (Restores the epidermal barrier)
• Neutral pH: 7.5 (Restores skin balance)

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Take Control of Your Skin Translucency with Clarins New White Plus Tri-Intensive Brightening Serum

 

Asians are well known for their constant quest for fairer, brighter skin. Look at the Koreans and Japanese, won’t you be envious of their porcelain, flawless skin?

Thanks to its 20 years’ of knowledge of Asian skin and its philosophy of listening to women, Clarins is now making advances in whitening expertise with a new and improved whitening care.

Since the launch of its first whitening skincare in 1996, Clarins Research has already acquired in-depth expertise in melanocyte, the only cell that produces melanin responsible for skin pigmentation.

For the launch of this new serum, Clarins Research worked for several years in collaboration with the Institute Curie (one of the largest biological research centre in France), and made an unprecedented major scientific discovery – identification of a new cause of hyperpigmentation through the MELA EXO SYSTEM, which involves exosomes which carry protein messengers that trigger pigmentation.

So in late November last year, I was invited to Clarins Brightening Academy Masterclass + Preview Launch for this NEW White Plus Tri-Intensive Brightening Serum at ION Sky, ION Orchard.

During the Masterclass, the trainer shared that external factors such as UV exposure, hormonal changes or even a skin injury could have a direct impact on melanocytes, causing them to overproduce melanin (pigments) and resulting in unsightly pigmentation marks.

Fast-forward and sparing my readers all the scientific details, another breakthrough by Clarins Laboratories is that they have isolated and identified the precious benefits of a “whitening-in-control” plant extract from the Acerola fruit (commonly known as the “red cherries“).

Clarins Research has identified the ability of Acerola fruit extract to regulate the MELA EXO SYSTEM and its power to prevent melanin overproduction by -24.5% when the skin is subjected to external aggressions such as UV exposure.

In addition to Acerola fruit extract’s performance, the extract from the Acerola seed also helps to enhance cell oxygenation by +18%, an additional benefit to boost the skin’s radiance and translucency.

The Acerola extract selected by Clarins Research team comes from Acerola grown in the Northeastern region of Brazil, a semi-arid belt with a warm, dry climate. The Acerola fruits are harvested semi-ripe before they turn red to optimize and ensure a maximum level of active ingredients. The extraction is carried out on the fresh fruit, which is harvested early in the day to preserve its content of active ingredients (to avoid its destruction by UV and the heat from the sun) and stabilized by immediately freezing upon harvest.

The Acerola fruit and seed extracts combined with whitening plant extracts (which include Lady’s Mantle and Sandspurry extracts) with renowned skin-translucency properties, this Tri-Intensive Brightening Serum helps to preserve the three elements (I would call it the 3Cs”) of even and translucent skin, namely:

  • Contrast -Anti-dark spot action
  • Colour – Fairness, brightness and eveness
  • Clarity – Translunceny and a healthy glow

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WomenLoveBeauty Wishing You An Auspicious & Prosperous Chinese New Year

 

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence New Phoenix Limited Edition

 

As Chinese New Year approaches, SK-II debuts its first-ever commemorative Chinese New Year SK-II Facial Treatment Essence New Phoenix Limited Edition.

Inspired by the courage and strength reflected in the “Wings of Change” festive collection, the Chinese New Year Limited Edition incorporates into its design the beautiful resurrection of a phoenix, which in traditional Chinese culture symbolizes auspicious harmony.

Paper cutting or “Jianzhi’ is an ancient Chinese art form that signifies celebration and good fortune. The SK-II New Phoenix Limited Edition combines this traditional Chinese art form with the design of a phoenix, a symbol of female empowerment, to express virtue, elegance and rebirth.

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Phoenix chinese new year limited edition

The Chinese New Year Limited Edition was designed to inspire women and their loved ones to bring in the new spring with hope and confidence, and encourage them to believe in themselves, take hold of their destinies, and join hands with SK-II to embark in a new journey to crystal clear skin, #changedestiny and welcome a beautiful new year.

I was delighted to attend an exclusive SK-II media session just recently in late January for the launch of their first commemorative limited edition bottle for Chinese New Year, held at SEVIIN @ TANGS.

Celebrity Make-up Artist, Larry Yeo, was there to share tips on how to best prep your skin to achieve that radiant look for Chinese New Year as well as make-up tips for a natural, fresh looking makeup that will last through the long days of visiting.

Next, an experiment was conducted to compare rate of absorbency and level of moisturisation of SKII latest product, Facial Treatment Oil, with 3 other luxury brand oils.

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[Review] SK-II Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil

 

Cleansing is an important part of my daily beauty routine. To achieve a healthy-looking skin, I always ensure my face is thoroughly cleanse every night. When it comes to makeup cleanser, I actually prefers cleansing oil than milk. I find that cleansing milk is milder and it doesn’t really clean off makeup as well as cleansing oil do.

SK-II Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil

I’ve recently obtained the SK-II Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil and after a few weeks of usage, I decided to review the product.

Product Profile

SK-II Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil contains a rich formula of Pitera and Apple Seed extract that deeply cleanses pores and effectively eliminates even the most stubborn makeup, mascara and sunscreen. This 2-in-1 cleanser and makeup remover leaves skin clear and radiant. Recommended for combination to oily skin types.

Ingredients

Based on the ingredient list, this Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil contains a high concentration of mineral oil. This clear odorless oil cannot become a solid and it doesn’t clog pores or cause acne. :D Though it’s somewhat greasy but it doesn’t suffocate my skin. Hence, this Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil is also suitable for combination to oily skin types too.

It also contains a rich formula of Pitera, the fifth ingredient on the list. I spotted Citric Acid in the list, the small amounts of this ingredient helps adjust the pH of the the product to prevent it from being too alkaline.

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Perfect Your Korean Brows With CLIO’s New Kill Brow Collection

 

You can’t deny eyebrows are often the first thing we notice about a person. I believe good looking eyebrows are an important contribution to your overall beauty. Makeup artists consider well-groomed brows act to frame the eyes and highlight your best features.

Korea is often the epicenter of Asia beauty trends. Soft straight brows, a huge trend in Korea for a while, is dubbed the exclusive Korean makeup style ‘Ulzzang’ or 얼짱, the Korean word for ‘best face’ or ‘good-looking’.

CLIO, one of the popular mass market makeup brands in Korea, has recently introduced a collection of brow products – The Kill Brow Collection. I was pleased to receive a couple of the them recently. Award-winning actress and celebrity figure, Kong Hyo Jin (above image), is the spokesperson of the brand.

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced user, with just the right tools, you can perfect your Korean brows with Clio, the Asian Brow Expert!

Clio Kill Brow Tattoo Lasting Gel Pencil

Clio Kill Brow Tattoo Lasting Gel Pencil

The Clio Kill Brow Tattoo-Lasting Gel Pencil, priced at S$14.90, are great for beginners. These brow pencils give a soft look as they go on naturally and smoothly, without the risk of harsh lines.

Clio Kill Brow Tattoo Lasting Gel Pencil

This 2-in-1 brow pencil comes with 2 tips – creamy gel pencil on one side and screw brush (to comb and line brows) on the other side.

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Buy SkinCeuticals Products Only From Authorised Retailers

 

Have you ever heard of SkinCeuticals?

Founded in Dallas, Texas in 1997, SkinCeuticals is a brand that develops an advanced line of skincare products backed by science and is responsible for bringing cosmeceuticals to the American market. As leaders in antioxidant, sun protection, and corrective technologies, it is also a brand used following cosmetic procedures and recommended by dermatologists in America and worldwide.

Being a cosmeceutical brand, SkinCeuticals is distributed only by a selective group of authorised dermatologists, plastic surgeons, medical spas, pharmacies and qualified premium skincare professionals worldwide as well as in Singapore. Derma Center (Westage Mall), Clifford Aesthetics and Freia Medical Aesthetics are among some of the local authorised retailers here in Singapore where you can get authentic SkinCeuticals products.

The Risks of Buying from Unauthorised Retailers

Diversion is when products are sold in unauthorised places, which means that the products being sold have not been purchased directly from SkinCeuticals. All genuine SkinCeuticals products are sold exclusively through authorised SkinCeuticals skincare professional partners or through their carefully selected and authorised retailers. SkinCeuticals products that you find outside of these places are considered to be “diverted.”

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[Sharing] Dolce&Gabbana’s New Limited Edition LIGHT BLUE Fragrance Duo

 

On October 18th 2015, the face of Dolce&Gabbana’s Light Blue and acclaimed international model David Gandy, had visited Sephora ION Orchard in Singapore to celebrate the brand’s widely awarded summertime fragrance.

The Light Blue Fragrance

Capturing the world for over a decade, the Dolce&Gabbana Light Blue fragrance was re-launched in 2012 to reinforce Dolce&Gabbana’s Mediterranean heritage and champion this much-admired scent. ‘Pour Homme’ remains unchanged, apart from its modernized design to consistently reflect the look of ‘Pour Femme’. Specific to the Light blue pillar, the fragrance is a casual and breezy, sparkling fruity-floral scent that evokes the spirit of the Sicilian summer.

Every year, the brand also launches a limited edition version of the fragrance duo, and this year Dolce&Gabbana introduced Limited Edition Sunset in Salina and Swimming in Lipari.

Limited Edition Sunset in Salina and Swimming in Lipari

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