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[REVIEW] SK-II R.N.A. POWER Eye Cream

 

Do you know that you could actually look older than you really are if you neglect the delicate skin around your eyes?

The skin around our eyes is the thinnest and most fragile on our entire face and is the first area to show signs of aging – such as sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles.

After 15 years of research, SK-II scientists were able to prove that our eyes can get 20% smaller on average over 15 years, starting from our 20s – due to the lack of lengthwise and crosswise firmness around the eyes.

When lengthwise firmness (less wrinkles and fine lines) and crosswise firmness (less visible pores) are achieved, skin around the eyes is firmer and eyes look bigger, younger and brighter.

The third and latest product in the award-winning R.N.A. Power Radical New Age anti-aging skincare series, the new R.N.A. Power Eye Cream promises to keep your peepers looking bigger as you age (by as much as 11% with just 6 weeks of continuous usage), by targeting the lengthwise and crosswise firmness in every corner of the eyes.

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New Clarins Boosters To Charge Up Your Skincare

 

Changes in your current lifestyle, late nights, changes in climate, sunburn, excess partying or even over-indulging on CNY goodies over the Chinese New Year holidays (who’s guilty?!) can take a toll on your skin. Or have you ever been trapped in a skincare situation where you started to notice your current skincare products just don’t seem to be working, despite applying your skincare products religiously? Well, what your skin probably needs is a “boost”, and Clarins may just have the answer to your woes.

Introducing all new CLARINS BOOSTERS which come in 3 variants to cater to your occasional beauty needs linked to your lifestyle and environment –

Energy (orange), Repair (Blue) and Detox (Green).
 

 

It took Clarins 10 years of research to come out with these skincare Boosters. These Boosters come in nifty size bottles but each packs a highly-concentrated formula specially designed to target damaged skin.

Simply add any one of these Boosters to your moisturiser / face cream, cream mask or even your foundation to boost up your skin. Use it for a day, a week, or even a month, to provide immediate response to your skin’s specific or occasional needs. Sounds like customised skincare to me, no?

Which BOOSTER is for you?

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Albion Elegance Paris Face Powder

 

Many months back, I got to receive the Elegance Paris La Poudre Haute Nuance Face Powder by Albion Japan. Elegance Paris is a luxury makeup collection designed for unrivalled beauty marked by elegance and sophistication.

Elégance La Poudre, the face powder series that first introduced in 1989, has steadily gained loyal fans around the world.

Elegance paris la poudre haute face powder

Isn’t it beautiful? I actually love it at first sight! Above : Color [VI]

Back by popular demand, ALBION Elegance Face Powder is handcrafted to deliver absolute clarity and brightness to our skin. It instantly covers pores and has superior resistance to water and oil, making it extremely long-lasting.

Elegance Paris Face Powder

Elegance paris la poudre haute face powder

Love its light compact in luxurious gold packaging and logo engraved with beautiful crystals.

albion elegance paris face powder

ALBION Elegance Face Powder available in various shades to suit different skin tones.

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SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Limited Edition & Festive 2016 Coffrets

 

Just 2 weeks ago, SK-II hosted an intimate SK-II #changedestiny Festive Party at VivoCity to unveil the Facial Treatment Essence Limited Edition Designs with Singapore Celebrity Ambassador Rebecca Lim.

Oh my, time really flies! Christmas is just around the corner!

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Limited Edition 2016

This festive season, SK-II’s iconic Facial Treatment Essence now dressed in a beautifully crafted design inspired by traditional Japanese marbling, Suminagashi, also known as “floating ink” in Japanese.

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Limited Edition 2016

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Limited Edition 2016

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Limited Edition 2016

Facial Treatment Essence Limited Edition design available in gorgeous hues of red, blue, and green.

The art of Suminagashi was chosen for its powerful philosophy which states that there is no wrong drop, each dot and swirl come together to create a unique art piece. It also serves as a powerful reminder that anyone can paint their own path in the same way that simple ink and water can be transformed into a masterpiece, one drop at a time.

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Review of my ZOEVA Haul at Sephora

 

We were thrilled when Sephora Singapore approached Womenlovebeauty to blog about the awesome makeup products available on their online store.

We knew we had to say yes because we have been wanting to try out this highly raved German makeup brand called ZOEVA for the longest time. ZOEVA do not have any retail counter yet, so the only place to get is at Sephora!

Being a beauty junkie, I was like an excited little girl entering a candy store when I browsed through the wide variety of products (makeup/skincare/makeup accessories etc) from an extensive list of brands. LOL! The products are systemically sorted based on brands/categories/prices etc and the filter function proves to be a very useful tool for their consumers to search for a specific product from a specific brand. Make online shopping a breeze!

The package came when I was away holidaying in Seoul and I had to re-schedule my delivery by Ninja Van. It proved to be an easy task as well, and soon the package arrived the next morning after I got back home.


Yay! My Sephora haul has safely arrived at my doorstep! And in perfect condition!


Say hello to my eyeshadow palette, eyeshadow primer, blush palette, and 3 makeup brushes from ZOEVA. Oh yes, not forgetting to mention a pair of falsies but not from ZOEVA though.


Check out the TRIPLE bubble-wrapping! Love how meticulous they are when it comes to making sure breakage-prone makeup items are well wrapped and protected before sending the package out.


The mandatory flatlay shot of my Sephora haul :D Notice there is an additional item which I did not mention earlier? It’s the IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream which I picked as my free gift during check out. Gonna try out that product too! Continue reading →

First-In-The-World Launch of SK-II R.N.A. Power Eye Cream At The Shilla Duty Free In Changi Airport

Last month, SK-II unveiled its new addition to its multiple award-winning R.N.A. POWER Series – the R.N.A. POWER Eye Cream.

SK-II has chosen Singapore as the first country in the world for its global launch of new R.N.A. POWER Eye Cream due to its strong tripartite partnership with Changi Airport and The Shilla Duty Free.

Held at the SK-II Pitera™ Lounge at Changi Airport, the global premiere event was attended by SK-II Celebrity Ambassador Rebecca Lim and Chinese Celebrity make-up artist, Wu Miao, as well as SK-II’s top retail partners, valued customers and Singapore beauty media.

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CLIO Summer 2016 Collection

 

This hot and humid weather, CLIO introduces Summer 2016 Collection to help put our best face forward with a fresh and flawless look.

The CLIO Summer 2016 Collection includes the Kill Cover Airwear Protexture Foundation, Kill Brow Gradation Dual Eyebrow and Virgin Kiss Tension Lip.

Clio Kill Cover Airwear Protexture Foundation

Fresh and glowing, Kill Cover Airwear Protexture Foundation is CLIO’s 1st Light as air Serum Fluid Foundation. It comes with SPF 25 PA++.

Available in 2 ultra blendable shades – 003 Linen and 004 Ginger.

clio kill cover airwear protexture liquid foundation

CLIO Kill Cover Airwear Protexture Foundation has an ultra light skin-perfecting fluid that is said to be the 1st-of-its-kind mineral foundation and skincare serum in one. CLIO’s exclusive Air Touch Technology promises an ultra soft, airy touch as it glides onto skin perfectly. Infused with 43% essence and a blend of velvet polymer ingredients, it feels more like a lightweight serum than makeup. It is so light, it blends seamlessly like a second skin.

clio kill cover airwear protexture liquid foundation

This CLIO serum fluid foundation gives my skin a radiant and healthy glow. The moisture capture formula provides abundant moisture that helps reduce the fine lines on the back of my hand. The unique mineral pigments have a lifting effect while covering imperfections and visibly erasing signs of tiredness.

CLIO Kill Cover Airwear Protexture Foundation

Kill Cover Airwear Protexture Foundation comes with a unique flat top brush – with a hole in the middle – which you can pour a few drops of the foundation into it and then apply it onto the face. However, the foundation is pretty runny that it sinks to the bottom of the brush head immediately.

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[Review] PCA Skin Active Broad Spectrum SPF 45

 

It’s mid of the year now and the weather has turned really burning hot lately. I’m so afraid of sun damage hence I will make sure to apply sunscreen on my face, neck and even my upper eyelid before I ever leave the house. It is one skincare product I can’t leave without whether if it’s rain or shine.

When it comes to rating sunscreens, there are two things I will look out for – it has to contain potent UVA sunscreen ingredients and also with high PA rating. I’m always on the lookout for good sunscreen products and I have recently found one.

PCA Skin active broad spectrum spf 45

Quite a while ago, I’ve received the PCA Skin Active Broad Spectrum SPF 45 and I was delighted to give it a try.

PCA Skin, founded by an aesthetician in 1990, is a product line that is only available at doctor’s office in Singapore. I’m pleased to learn that every PCA Skin’s SPF-rated product actually provides reliable broad-spectrum sun protection. I got to know about this brand at an aesthetics practitioner’s office many years ago. The first PCA Skin product I’ve tested is PCA Skin ExLinea Peptide Smoothing Serum, click HERE to read my review.

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Albion EXCIA Whitening Premium Range

 

Albion Excia Whitening

Received this Albion EXCIA W Premium Coffret quite a while ago, didn’t get to blog about it sooner. This coffret comprises of EXCIA Circulating Watery Cleansing Cream, EXCIA Circulating Essence Foam, Whitening Extra Rich Milk SV, Whitening Lotion SV and Whitening External Stem Nova Cream.

Upon checking the items, my usual next move was to check out the ingredients. Spotted alcohol on all of the products. It’s one of the ingredients I’m not really comfortable with. The alcohol scent is dull even though it is listed under one of the top five ingredients (for three of them).

Albion Excia Whitening eternal stem nova cream

Alcohol is claimed to help other ingredients such as vitamin C penetrate our skin more effectively. EXCIA Whitening External Stem Nova Cream actually contains Ascorbyl Glucoside. It is known as a form of vitamin C that has the antioxidant or skin-lightening properties.

Alcohol is good for the product, but maybe bad for our skin. Probably, we might expect dry, irritated skin if we use a cosmetic product with alcohol.

I noticed many of my peers love using skincare products that contain alcohol, one of their favorites is Lancome Genifique. They seem to have no issue with it so far.

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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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