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Perricone MD Skincare Is Finally In Singapore

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If you have read the #1 New York Times bestseller book “The Wrinkle Cure”, you probably will know the famous author Dr. Nicholas V. Perricone, M.D. In fact, I only get to discover his range of products Perricone MD Skincare after reading his first book “The Wrinkle Cure” two years ago.

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In the book “The Wrinkle Cure”, Nicholas Perricone, a renowned anti-aging expert, features the all-natural program that has already helped thousands, the instant Face-Lift ingredient DMAE that tightens skin almost instantly, the sugar taboo that will speed aging, and the antioxidant (alpha lipoic acid, vitamin C Ester) plan revitalizes your skin from the outside and inside, reducing and effectively erasing wrinkles and blemishes, no matter your skin color or type, no matter your age!

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He is also the bestseller author of The Perricone Promise and The Perricone Prescription. And his most recent books are Dr. Perricone’s 7 Secrets to Beauty, Health and Longevity and Ageless Face, Ageless Mind.

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Recently I was delighted to be invited for a preview on Perricone MD Skincare and the newly launched COLD PLASMA at Metro Paragon. Upon arriving, I was immediately served with a refreshing green tea cocktail and a palette of fruits and sandwiches.

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Perricone MD Skincare is launched in Singapore in late April 2010 and is available at escentials @ Tangs Orchard, Metro Paragon, Robinsons Centrepoint, Robinsons Raffles City. You may also find Perricone MD Skincare at Sephora but it doesn’t carry the full range.

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Dr. Perricone, a board certified clinical and research dermatologist, is regarded as the Inflammation Theory of Aging. After years of research Dr. Perricone arrived at the conclusion that cellular inflammation may be the underlying cause of wrinkles. According to Dr. Perricone, this inflammation is not the redness that is visible to the naked eye but rather microscopic irritation that takes place in your cells leading to cellular damage. He believes that this inflammation is responsible for skin-related problems like breakouts, wrinkles and loss of firmness.

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Dr. Perricone pioneers a three-tiered program of using natural antioxidants in diet, supplements and topical formulations from his award-winning line of skin care products and cosmeceuticals to reduce the age-accelerating effects of inflammation. Through his program this type of inflammation can be stopped, which slows down the skin’s aging process and even reverses existing damage.

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“Wrinkled, sagging skin is not the inevitable result of growing older. It is a disease and you can fight it. You can look your best, feel your best, and enjoy beautiful skin and optimal health every day of your life.” – Dr. Perricone

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Japan SANA’s Natural Resource Sensitive Skin Challenge! Win Products Worth $200!

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Recently, I was invited to the Bloggers’ Sensitive Skin Challenge Event which co-organized by thesamplestore.com (formally known as Fr3b) and was delighted to receive a set of Japan SANA’s Natural Resource products that comprises of :

  • Natural Resource Cleansing Oil
  • Natural Resource Foamed Wash
  • Natural Resource Medicated Skin Lotion (Toner)
  • Natural Resource Medicated Milk Lotion
  • Natural Resource Medicated Cream
  • Natural Resource Medicated Essence Lotion (Serum)
  • Natural Resource Medicated UV Milk SPF19 PA+++ (sunblock)
  • Natural Resource Liquid Foundation UV SPF22 PA+++
  • Natural Resource Loose Powder UV SPF19 PA+++
  • Natural Resource Medicated Compact Powder
  • Natural Resource Moist Skincare Powder 24h (night powder)

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SANA’S Natural Resource Bloggers Challenge

First we started with a discussion on the causes of sensitive skin and the correct regimen for it. Follow by with a skin diagnosis session so as to sponsor us with the right products. The blogger’s challenge is to test all the complimentary SANA’s Natural Resource set for a month after which a regroup will be made to access our skin to see the difference between before and after the usage.

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What causes sensitive skin?

Many people with sensitive skin will usually have dry skin too. If your skin is sensitive and dry, you may feel sore, tight, itching, redness, burning or stinging. As sensitive skin is not usually genetic, it is often caused by UV rays, stress, dryness, inflammation, dirt and skin-irritant ingredients like alcohol and fragrance. Appropriate cleansing, moisturizing, and UV protection are required to keep healthy skin condition.

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SANA’s Natural Resource Sensitive Skin Challenge -
Do You Dare It?

SANA’s Natural Resource, derived from natural ingredients, are specially created for sensitive skin.
This natural brand contains six botanical ingredients such as Balsam Extract, Wild Rose Extract, Megwort Extract, White Birch Extract, Brown Sugar Extract and Adlay Extract, treating delicate skin from within. These gentle products mildly treat skin that are rough, acne, discolorations by dead skin and damage from ultralight rays. It is believe that the function of natural ingredients resembling the skin’s barrier agent gently protect sensitive skin from outside.

What I like about this botanical brand is the refreshing natural aroma.

The natural aromas are Lavender, Bergamote (Orange), Rosewood, Geranlum and Grapefruit.

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SANA’s Natural Resource is additive-free. NO colorants, mineral oil, alcohol (except Skin Lotion AC), paraben, ultraviolet ray absorbent agent and artificial fragrances.

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PHYSIOGEL Bloggers Event – Share The Free Travel Sets With Your Friends

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I have recently attended the PHYSIOGEL Bloggers Event which was held at Grand Park Hotel ballroom that is big enough to occupy more than a hundred guests. This is so far the biggest bloggers event I have attended.

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There were close to 50 bloggers invited and I was glad to see familiar faces during the event. As usual, I get to catch up with the fellow beauty bloggers before the event start.

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THE PHYSIOGEL DIFFERENCE
DON’T JUST MOISTURE
REPAIR, REHYDRATE, REVITALISE

Stiefel Laboratories, that carries PHYSIOGEL, is a specialized pharmaceutical company with more than 160 years of ‘skin care firsts” endeavoring to provide the highest quality, most effective prescription and over the counter skin care products available in more than 100 countries.

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My Unforgettable Dinner Date With Dr Woffles Wu

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Before I actually get to know Dr Woffles Wu (Singapore’s most famous plastic surgeon), I always have an impression that he is a strict doctor, someone who is hard to break the ice with. But after a few visits to his clinic, I began to see the friendly side of him. So during my recent visit for my eye bag removal review, I took the courage to pop the question if he was interested to have a workshop with the bloggers. He said YES instantaneously! Instead of a usual workshop, he suggested to have a dinner at his house. I was so happy and kept asking myself will this day come true? I couldn’t stop smiling all the way to my home.

At first I was a little skeptical if he would change his mind but he didn’t and we met as promise. :-)

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Last night, it was one of my most unforgettable day in my life. I’ve never imagined myself to get to enjoy this private dinner with our most famous plastic surgeon Dr Woffles Wu.

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Upon reaching his cosy villa style home, we (the bloggers and 2 womenlovebeauty readers) were first led to his beautiful garden to enjoy the nature with bird and two cats while waiting for the dinner to be served.

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Bawang’s 1st Natural Herbal Shampoo – Are They Safe To Use?

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Last Friday, I’ve attended the BAWANG Shampoo Bloggers Discussion Session to discuss the recent saga on the counterfeit and ingredient issues and at the same time to preview their newly launched shampoo Royal Wind è¿½å³° and the spokesman is Faye Wong!

BAWANG, claimed to be the #1 natural herbal shampoo, has hit Singapore a few years ago and has since been very popular with heavy advertisements and their first spokesman was Jacky Chan. Many of you may have this perception that Bawang is designed for consumers who are 40s and above. But in fact, it is targeted for all age groups including young women with permed/bonding/colored hair.

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Be My 3 Lucky Readers To Be Invited For A Private Dinner Party With Our Renowned Plastic Surgeon Dr Woffles Wu

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Have you ever imagined yourself to have a chance to get up close and personal with one of the world’s 19 most renowned aesthetic surgeons Dr Woffles Wu? Or better still, to have a sumptuous dinner with him? Or how about to visit his house and meet up with his family? Or get to ask him questions on his views on work, passion, family, lifestyle and many many more….

Well, it is now possible. You are cordially invited to join me on 31st July 2010 (Saturday) for a private dinner party with our renowned Plastic Surgeon Dr Woffles Wu. The dinner will be held at his place and his family is going to cook a sumptuous dinner for us. I will also be inviting some of my blogger friends and you will get a chance to know them better too.

As the seats are limited, I will be choosing three lucky readers to join me for this private dinner party. If you are interested, please send me a private message to shirleen@womenlovebeauty.com. Simple right? The entries will be closed by Tuesday 27th July. I will announce the three lucky readers on Wednesday 28th July.

Get going gals! C ya! :-)

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How I Prevent My Skincare Products From Losing Their Efficacies

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When it comes to efficacy of skincare product, packaging plays an important role here. Although there are many good skincare products in the market but unfortunately most of them are not able to score high ratings due to the poor packaging. When a skincare product is packed in a jar, frequent opening of the jar and exposure to the air and light will cause the nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants in the cream to break down, deteriorate and lose the efficacy.

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This kind of packaging means that the air- and light-sensitive ingredients will become ineffective within a short period of time after the container is opened. Not to be surprised, some of the products that are displayed on the cosmetic shelves have in fact lost the efficacy even before you start using them. One of the best packaging is the airtight opaque plumping bottle.

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My Complimentary Brow Arching Session @Benefit Brow Bar

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Benefit, the San Francisco-based cosmetics company opened its first Brow Bar in 2003, identifying it as a niche area that would allow the brand to grow globally – there is more than 500 bars waxing women worldwide – from USA to Taiwan.

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Benefit Singapore has proudly presented its first Brow Bar at Tangs Orchard Beauty Hall in May 2009 and Sephora ION Orchard in October 2009.

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Last week, I experienced my first brow arching session @ Benefit Brow Bar at Sephora ION Orchard. The whole arching process took me about twenty minutes and I truly enjoyed it.

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Manage To Buy The LAST Piece Yellow Concealer. No More StOck Available In Singapore Now!!

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You can call me crazy or whatever but I don’t care! I just have to get this concealer by hook or by crook. You probably will ask what so great about this product anyway? All I can say that it is an amazing product and it works wonder!

I have to tour round some part of Orchard shopping malls just to get the one and only piece left in whole Singapore. It is claimed that the company will not continue to carry this product anymore. What a waste!!!

Stay tuned for my full report. :-)

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My Search For The BEST & WORST Beauty Products In First Half Of The Year 2010

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Well, time really flies. Just a few months ago, I have just published a post on “My Search for the BEST & WORST Beauty Products in 2009” and now again I’m excited to share with you on “My Search for the BEST & WORST Beauty Products In first half of the year 2010″ (Jan to Jun).

I refuse to wait till end of the year as I can’t wait to share with you what are the great products I have found so far. I have tried and tested all the products shown below. Any GOOD or BAD products which I have tested before 2010 will not be featured here.

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DAY MOISTURIZER with SPF

BESTElizabeth Arden Prevage Day Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 30 PA+++

WORST – NA

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NIGHT MOISTURIZER

BESTClinique Super Rescue Antioxidant Night Moisturizer

WORST – NA

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