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Review – Lancôme Blanc Expert Melanolyser™ Integral Whiteness Spot Eraser (New Packaging)

 

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Early this year in 2013, Lancome Singapore has relaunched the iconic Blanc Expert Melanolyser™ Spot Eraser that is specially designed for Asian women to help erase dark spots with a long-lasting effect. It has renamed as Blanc Expert Melanolyser™ Integral Whiteness Spot Eraser.

Blanc Expert Melanolyser™ was first launched in 2011 and it combines two actions : the improvement of the elimination of installed melanin by targeting a newly identified biological mechanism (melanolysis) and the moderation of the melanin production. Today, an upgraded efficacy data has shown that this iconic Blanc Expert Melanolyser™ provides a long-lasting effect on dark spots which result is said to last 3 weeks even after women stopped using the product.

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The iconic blue tube has been luxuriously redesigned with a deeper, metallic shade of midnight blue. The three silver bands around the tube symbolize the formula’s 3 weeks long-lasting effect. I’m pleased to receive a complimentary tube of this new packaging and to review it again.

In Oct 2012, I’ve actually reviewed the first launched (old packaging) Spot Eraser, click here if you are keen to read the previous review. I’ve long finished up the first tube and have not been using any spot eraser since then. And because of that, the stubborn dark spots on my upper right cheek has became bigger and darker. :-(

 

Product Profile

Dark spots dissolved: reduces surface spots, inhibits melanin production and dissolves melanin trapped in skin cells. Clinically proven: even after weeks without usage*, dark spots are fewer and smaller and their skin tone more even, brighter and freed from dullness.

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Review – NEW Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream

 

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After the recent launch of Olay Regenerist Night Resurfacing Essence, Olay is proud to launch their re-formulated anti-aging moisturizer – Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream – that is claimed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in just one jar! Recently, I was glad to be invited to review this new anti-aging moisturizer.

Formulated with two new anti-aging ingredients, Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream (claimed to be America’s #1 selling anti-aging moisturizer), penetrates rapidly to deliver anti-aging ingredients 10 layers deep into skin’s surface. Results:

• 1 Day: Reduces the appearance of lines, boosts hydration & brightness
• 14 Days: Skin is noticeably firmer and skin elasticity is improved
• 28 Days: Reverses the look of up to 10 years of wrinkles

Do you know skin fatigue and tiredness will make your skin looking dull, rough and dry? When our skin is dry or dehydrated, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles will appear more obvious but fortunately these can be improved with proper skin care routine.

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Review – Paula’s Choice Resist Ultimate Anti-Aging Hand Cream w/ SPF 30 & Antioxidants

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This complimentary Paula’s Choice Resist Ultimate Anti-Aging Hand Cream w/ SPF 30 & Antioxidants was given to me early this year and my bad for taking so long to review it.

This anti-aging hand cream, with SPF 30 and antioxidants, is designed to be portable so I can use it on-the-go.

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Product Profile

Shields hands from sun damage, aging, and brown spots. Contains gentle mineral actives for broad-spectrum protection. Antioxidants defend against signs of aging and stimulate collagen production. Leaves hands feeling soft, smooth, and perfectly moisturized. Proven emollients ease and prevent dryness so your hands look younger.

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Review – Lancome Blanc Expert Gn-White Generating New Whiteness Spot Eraser

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I started to notice pigmentation and discoloration on my face when I was in my early 30s. Pigmentation is one of my first signs of aging and I didn’t get it treated earlier until much later before realizing it was too too late. Hiaz!

Pigment spots are mostly situated around the cheekbone areas (directly below my eye sockets) and I’m also having discoloration around my cheek areas too. What has been troubling me the most is the stubborn sun spots on my right cheekbone area.

I was first introduced to Lancome Blanc Expert Gn-White Generating New Whiteness Spot Eraser during a Lanc´me blogger event in early 2010 (just before it was officially launched in Singapore). I was presented with a trial size during the event and without hesitation I immediately tested the product on the following day. After tested the product for almost 2 weeks, I started to notice a superficial improvement on the stubborn sun spots and decided to make a purchase on the full size product at Perfumes & Cosmetics outlet @ Changi Airport where I can enjoy fabulous duty-free savings.

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Non-invasive Reviews – Thermage, Botox On Under Eyes & Jawline By Dr Calvin Chan

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More than 4 months ago, I have published a post on “Can I Achieve A More Youthful Look With Non-Invasive Procedures?”.

Well and now after 4 months, I have finally proceeded with 3 of the non-invasive treatments I’ve mentioned on the previous post.

1. Botox on lower eyelid areas

2. Botox on my jawline

3. Thermage for my whole face and double chin area

So below are the reviews of the 3 procedures done by Dr Calvin Chan.

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Reviews! Reviews! Reviews!

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1. Botox on lower eyelid areas

Whenever I smile, deep creases or lines will surface under my eyes and that actually add years to my age. They are caused by repeated facial expressions, damage caused by sun exposure and loss of elasticity due to aging. I have tried numerous eye products before but unfortunately there is no one product that can help to eliminate the lines.

So after some tests and errors, I eventually realized that Botox injection is the best option for me. I have previously done twice by Dr Chee from Wen & Weng and I was very very pleased with the results. I decided to have my third Botox injection done by Dr Calvin Chan this round.

To get the best result, there are 3 main factors to consider – the skill of the doctor injecting it, the amount of Botox used and the type of Botox used.

Lower eyelids are difficult to treat as too much Botox can cause change to the shape of the lid, make my facial expression look stiff and unnatural. Deep creases or lines under my eyes when smiling can now be improved with just a small amount of botox actually.

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Review – Paula’s Choice Resist Cellular Defense Daily Moisturizer w/ SPF 25 & Antioxidants

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A few months ago, I’ve received 4 amazing anti-aging products from Paula’s Choice Singapore and I’ve actually reviewed 3 of them recently. In fact 2 of them, Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment with 5% Alpha Hydroxy Acid and Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment with 10% Alpha Hydroxy Acid are my 10 most must-have beauty products at the moment!

Click here to read my review on Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment with 5% Alpha Hydroxy Acid

Click here to read my review on Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment with 10% Alpha Hydroxy Acid

Click here to read my review on Resist Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator

And now I will be reviewing the 4th and last product received – Resist Cellular Defense Daily Moisturizer with SPF 25 & Antioxidants.

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Resist Cellular Defense Daily Moisturizer

w/ SPF 25 & Antioxidants

Product Profile

  • Shields skin from wrinkles and brown spots
  • Provides gentle broad-spectrum protection
  • Silky cream soothes and brightens
  • Proven antioxidants boost your skin’s environmental defenses
  • Ideal for sensitive or rosacea-affected skin
  • Designed to work beautifully under makeup
  • 100% fragrance-free and contains no dyes or coloring agents

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Review – Luminaze Catalytic Skin Tone Illuminator & Dark Spot Corrector

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Late last year in 2011, I’ve received a new skin lightening product – Luminaze Catalytic Skin Tone Illuminator & Dark Spot Corrector from Clariancy Singapore.

Clariancy Singapore, partnering with Syneron Beauty, has obtained the exclusive distributorship for the Luminaze Catalytic Skin Tone Illuminator & Dark Spot Corrector (retailing at S$175) in Singapore and Malaysia.

What make me curious to try this product is that it said to contain a natural occurring biological enzyme, LIP, that is more effective than prescription 2% hydroquinone.

Hydroquinone, often known as skin bleach, is a ingredient that is commonly used for skin lightening. It can be found in lightening serums and creams at both over-the-counter or in higher concentrations, prescribed dermatologist and plastic surgeons. Unfortunately this melanin cell blocking chemical is actually banned in parts of Europe and all throughout Asia due to the studies that prolonged use of hydroquinone can cause a condition where skin develops thick, dark patches or even blue-black skin and it is believed to cause cancer.

Luminaze contains no hydroquinone and its patented Active Luminaze Enzyme LIP is claimed to break down melanin for a visible improvement in the appearance of dark spots, acne scars and overall evenness of skin tone in only 7 days. It’s clinically proven to work better and faster than the leading prescription ingredient, and it’s gentle enough to use every day with limited potential for skin irritation.

Luminaze is claimed to help provide a fairer and radiance skin in just 28 days that is scientifically proven with clinical trials conducted worldwide.

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Re-review – New Formulation Fancl Mild Cleansing Oil

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I was first introduced to Fancl Mild Cleansing Oil about 10 years ago and it was one of my favorite cleansing products at the time. And I’ve been faithfully using it for a couple of years before switching to different brand later. During the period, there have not been many cleansing oils in the market to choose from and it was quite new in the market too.

FANCL, a leading preservative-free beauty brand in Japan, is considered the first brand I’ve known that contains no potentially harmful preservatives and other additives.

And for that reason, most Fancl products are packed for a 30-day supply; so the product stays fresh to the last drop. To ensure further assurance, the products always carry the manufacturing date together with a freshness sticker and the FANCL Safety Standard (FSS) mark. It is attached to products that meet the standards for safety, trust and gentleness.

Recently, I have received an invitation to review Fancl Mild Cleansing Oil again though I have actually reviewed it before more than 2 years ago. Many thanks to The Sample Store for extending this invitation to me.

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Fancl Mild Cleansing Oil

S$19 for 60ml / S$33 for 120ml

Product Profile

Makeup removal is now blissfully easy with FANCL Mild Cleansing Oil. This powerful formulation now comes enriched with Meadow Foam Oil which aids the removal of keratin plugs over time for a clearer, smoother complexion.

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Review – Watsons Bamboo Vinegar & Milk Exfoliating Foot Mask

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Do you know many men are attracted to beautiful feet? They especially feel impressed when a woman simply move and flaunt their beautiful feet in front of them. Many men may feel embarrassed by having a female companion with cracked skin or blisters, and worst with odor!

Hence, having a well-maintained feet is essential, not only for yourself but also for people around you. And if your feet are suffering from blisters, corns and severely cracked heels, it is a telltale sign that your feet are desperate need of attention.

Here is something home-use all-in-1 exfoliating and moisturizing foot treatment for your neglected feet. Isn’t it great to pamper your feet at the comfort at your home?

Watsons Bamboo Vinegar & Milk Exfoliating Foot Mask, a Watsons House Brand product, is designed to help soften dry and cracked skin, relieve calluses and eliminate odor. It also helps to moisturize, nourish and repair skin.

This convenient and easy to use Watsons Bamboo Vinegar & Milk Exfoliating Foot Mask is formulated with Bamboo Extract, Salicylic Acid, Milk Protein, Ginger Root and Aloe Vera Extracts.

Each box comes with 2 pieces of masks and adhesive tapes.

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Review – Shiseido Future Solution LX Eye & Lip Contour Regenerating Cream

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Paula Begoun, the famous cosmetics cop from US, believes that we do not need an eye cream! She claims that there is no evidence to prove product formulations for eye creams don’t differ from those for face products. Frankly, I actually believe in her at first!

Out of curiosity, I did a test and I completely stopped applying an eye cream and instead using my usual day or night moisturizer to hydrate my eye areas for a period of time. The method doesn’t really work for me as I began to encounter minor irritation on my delicate eye areas. My eyes began to get teary and stinging at times. After the test trial, I have to disagree with her and I feel that an eye cream is ultimately essential.

As the skin around the eye areas is delicate and fragile due to the fact that it is much thinner than the rest on the face and in addition there’s no oil glands to keep it moist. Therefore wrinkles and fine lines will easily develop around the eye areas.

Many many months ago, I was given a chance to test the Future Solution LX Eye & Lip Contour Regenerating Cream from Shiseido. Yes yes yes my bad for taking years to review it. It’s better late than never. <grin>

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