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Which Hydrating Moisturizer Provides The Best Hydration – Vichy, Clarins Or Murad?


This comparison review post was written about a year ago but I didn’t get to publish it earlier. My bad! But I guess it’s better late than never! <grinning>

Other than sunscreen, moisturizer is the final step in my regimen to help seal in the moisture into the skin.

Adequate skin hydration plays a crucial role in maintaining a healthy skin texture and preventing aging. When skin is dehydrated, skin feels rough, dry or oily, sensitive and even show more lines. Even if you have been constantly applying moisturizer, your skin may still get dehydrated too. Knowing the importance of hydration, many cosmetic companies have specially formulated new moisturizers with additional hydrating benefits to help boost the hydration level and maintain a long-lasting moisture on the skin.

In the recent years, many new hydrating moisturizers have been launched in the market and in order to choose the right one for your skin can be confusing. To help you in a way, I’m going to do a quick review and comparison on 3 hydrating moisturizers I’ve received quite some time ago –

- Vichy Aqualia Thermal Soothing & Fortifying 24Hr Hydrating Care

- Clarins HydraQuench Cream-Gel

- Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture.

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Soothing & Fortifying 24Hr Hydrating Care – S$48 / 50ml

Product Claim

This refreshing, lightweight cream is formulated with unique “ceramide-like” polymer mimics the shape of skin’s natural ceramides, allowing for instant penetration. Skin feels soft, supple and comfortable.


My first impression on this product is its pleasant fragrance scent. Surprisingly, the fragrance scent is pretty strong even it is listed as the last ingredient. It also contains alcohol. Personally, I’m not very comfortable of using any product that contain fragrance and especially alcohol in it.

Upon application, I can actually feel a temporary mild warm sensation on my skin which disappears within seconds. Maybe is my psychology mind tricking me hee hee… The gel absorbs quickly onto my skin and my skin appears pretty matte with no trace of oil at all. This lightweight gel is pretty refreshing too. Definitely suitable for people with oily skin type and for day & night use.

All-in-all, the hydration efficacy is average.

Click here for more info on Vichy Aqualia Thermal Soothing & Fortifying 24Hr Hydrating Care.


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[Sharing] Clarins Launching NEW Extra-Firming Creams – Day Wrinkle Lifting Cream & Night Rejuvenating Cream


As we know aging is inevitable and sagging skin is a common part of the aging process. As we age, collagen and elastin production levels decline. Though many skincare brands will focus on increasing the collagen and elastin production however Clarins has researched that by reconnecting the missing links in the dermis layer will achieve a lasting firmness.

clarins extra firming day and night creams

clarins 1984 extra firming creamSince first pioneering a cream that ‘turned back time’ by firming female skin and minimizing the appearance of wrinkles in 1978, Clarins have set yet another skincare benchmark with the launch of two new Extra-Firming Day and Night Creams that will once again totally transform the way world views anti-aging and firmness.

This new Extra-Firming Range will be available at all Clarins stores from 29 August 2013 onwards.

For 30 years of anti-aging research, Clarins has reconnected the missing links to lasting firmness with their new breakthrough anti-aging skin care. Enriched with powerful plant extracts that help to reinforce and bond the key elements of the skin’s structure* to firm our skin in two fronts.

Reconnecting link 1: collagen fibres to dermal cells
Reconnecting link 2: elastic fibres and collagen fibres

In collaboration with the ethnopharmacologist Jean-Pierre Nicolas, Clarins Research has selected 2 plant extracts with complementary properties that reinforce the links between

  • collagen fibres,
  • elastics fibres, and
  • connections across fibres and cells

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NEW Clarins Body Lift Cellulite Control


clarins Body Lift Cellulite Control

A couple of weeks ago, I was delighted to receive a surprise parcel from Clarins Singapore and it contains a new body contouring product that targets early and stubborn cellulite. Normally, I will not be thrilled when receiving body slimming product however this new product really got me excited and I’m so eager to try it out! It is the new Clarins Body Lift Cellulite Control.

Yes, the word “Cellulite” caught my attention! Well, I can’t wait to get rid of those ugly cellulite on my thighs! Cellulite on the thighs and hips are hard to remove, even when I try exercising more and improving my diet.

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Clarins UV Plus HP BB Cream SPF 40 Perfecting Cream High Protection


A few weeks ago, I’ve shared a post on Clarins White Plus Total Luminescent range which was launched on 1st March 2013. And at the same time, Clarins is also pleased to launch their first-ever BB cream in SPF 40 to meet the unique needs of Asian women. Introducing the new UV Plus HP BB Cream SPF 40 Perfecting Cream High Protection!

clarins UV Plus HP BB Cream SPF 40 Perfecting Cream High Protection

UV Plus HP BB Cream SPF 40 Perfecting Cream High Protection – S$74 / 30ml

Formulated with an extract of organic blackcurrant bud, Clarins Perfecting Cream meets the special needs of Asian women’s skin. It promotes flawless-looking skin and ensures triple protection from the sun pollution and oxidative stress.

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What Are My Favorite Beauty Products?


Hi hi hi to my lovely readers, yes I finally ready to share with you my current favorite beauty products. My bad for taking so long to publish it. Though these products are my favorites but it doesn’t mean they are the best. It is based on my own experiences with the products.

Being a beauty blogger, I get to test many beauty products and I’m glad to uncover some great products along the way. I will continue to add new favorites to the list if I ever find any.

Do note that my preferences may change from time to time and I may amend the list if necessary. My current favorite beauty products are :

sisley clearing essence vitamin c

Sisley Phyto-Blanc Clearing Essence With Vitamin C

Sisley Nutritive Lip Balm

Clarins White Plus Gentle Brightening Exfoliator

Clarins White Plus Gentle Renewal Brightening Peel

clarins white plus cleanser

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Clarins Launching New White Plus Total Luminescent in Mar 2013


In March 2013, Clarins is proud to introduce the new White Plus Total Luminescent, with a first-ever innovative approach that gives skin a fair, more translucent, with an even and rosy glow.

When I first learned about the launch of this new White Plus Total Luminescent, I was very excited about it, as I personally fond of whitening products and also adore some of the Clarins White Plus products, such as the Gentle Renewing Brightening Peel, Gentle Brightening Exfoliator and Day Screen High Protection SPF 40.

clarins white plus

This new, major breakthrough in skin-whitening research promotes not only fairer, more even skin, but also to grant Asian women their wish of achieving healthy-looking transparency and rosy luminescence, as if it were from within. The new White Plus Total Luminescent are (from left) Pearl-to-Cream Brightening Cleanser, Brightening Pure Aqua-Lotion, Intensive Brightening Serum (in 50ml and 30ml), All Spots Brightening Corrector, Brightening Hydrating Emulsion and Brightening Soft Aqua-Milk.

The new White Plus Total Luminescent, retailing from S$56 to S$130, will be available at all Clarins beauty counters from 1st March 2013 onwards.

White Plus Total Luminescent Revives Millions Of The Skin’s Micro-Mirrors At Every Layer!

Did you know that while the skin seems to absorb the light, 4.7% of this light is reflected on the skin’s surface, and more than 90% penetrates into the skin and interacts with other skin structures?

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Want To Meet Me In Person? Womenlovebeauty Invites You To The Clarins Beauty Chat Workshop


Clarins Beauty Chat With Shirleen!

Yes the headline says it all! Womenlovebeauty would like to cordially invite you to the Clarins Beauty Chat Workshop and I will be your special guest! The date has been set and it will be happening on 28 January 2013 Monday, 7pm to 8.30pm. Do mark your calendar now!

In this exclusive private workshop, Clarins will teach you the beauty secrets to a perfect V-shaped facial contour and tips to look more youthful – Just in time for Chinese New Year! Together with Clarins Trainer, I will be sharing my beauty secrets such as :

- The importance of thorough facial cleansing
- How toner acts as a 2nd-step cleansing procedure
- The benefits of exfoliation
– Sharing 3 of my favorite Clarins products
- Why serums are important to me
- Sharing my own ‘firming’ massage technique
- One product I can’t leave home without and why…. and many more!

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NEW Clarins Skin Illusion Loose Powder Foundation w/ Mineral & Plant Extracts


Quite some time ago, I was delighted to receive a surprise parcel from Clarins Singapore and it contains the new Skin Illusion Loose Powder Foundations (received 2 shades, 103 and 105).

A year after the successful launch of the fluid foundation Clarins Skin Illusion SPF 10 Natural Radiance Foundation, Clarins is proud to introduce this new addition to its Skin Illusion makeup line.

My first reaction upon receiving them was “A loose powder foundation? WoW! Interesting!”. The packaging is sophisticated and interesting too!


Clarins Skin Illusion Loose Powder Foundation – S$62 / 13g

Launched on 1st September 2012

Skin Illusion is now available as a loose powder foundation, offering the coverage of a foundation and the lightness of a loose powder, with pure, mineral radiance and the skin care benefits of plants.

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Clarins Introduced New Improved DOUBLE SERUM® [Hydric + Lipidic System] – Twice The Anti-Aging Power


This September 2012, Clarins has proudly launched the new DOUBLE SERUM®. It is said to be the only age control treatment that combines two age-defying serums into one optimum balance to reactivates skin’s 5 vital functions to delay the signs of aging.

Not too long ago, I’m extremely delighted to receive a bottle of the latest improved DOUBLE SERUM®. I hope to test this serum pretty soon.

I’m pleasantly surprised to learn that DOUBLE SERUM®, first double serum with separate hydric and lipidic phases, was first developed 27 years ago in 1985. Its pioneering concept was packed in two separate bottles, a Hydro (water) and Lipo (oil) Phases. It was then improved in 1996 when both water and oil were packed in one single bottle. The third generation was then introduced in 2002 and followed with the fourth generation in 2007.



One gold double serum. Twice the anti-aging power.

Based on 27 years of anti-aging expertise, DOUBLE SERUM® is formulated as a complete age control concentrate for all women from age 25. Its new formula, the result of the very latest advances by Clarins Research, combines 20 most powerful anti-aging plant extracts to reactivates skin’s 5 vital functions – hydration, nutrition, oxygenation, protection and regeneration.

Age, stress, pollution and sun exposure all contribute to making them slower and less efficient. Skin is no longer as radiant and beautiful as it was.

5 vital functions – hydration, nutrition, oxygenation, protection and regeneration

DOUBLE SERUM® is said to :

Boost hydration by +75%, up to 4 hours after application.
> Delays the appearance of wrinkles
> Maintains skin’s softness and comfort

Increase the speed at which nutrients penetrate the skin cells.
> Skin’s suppleness is restored

Improve cell oxygenation
> Skin regains its radiance

Stimulate the activity of 2 genes involved in skin protection.
> Protects against premature skin aging

Boost production of collagen and glycosaminoglycans, which are responsible for skin firmness and density.
> Maintains skin’s firm, smooth, dense appearance

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2 New Additions To Clarins Shaping Facial Lift Range – Defining Eye Lift & Shaping Facial Lift Wrap


Clarins Facial Lift (S$102), the #1 contouring serum, is the first and only serum to promote balanced facial volumes for a perfect V-shaped contour from every angle.

This August 2012, Clarins has extended its best-selling Facial Lift with 2 new pioneer products, specially dedicated to Asian women. Introducing the new Clarins Defining Eye Lift and Clarins Shaping Facial Lift Wrap.

A while ago, I was glad to receive these 2 new products from Clarins Singapore. Can’t wait to try these products soon. :-)


Defining Eye Lift – S$82 / 20ml

The first product to help relieve heavy-looking eyelids, drain and brighten the eye contour.

See brighter, more open eyes in just 4 weeks!

Defining Eye Lift is claimed to help relieve eyelid puffiness and provide an immediate ‘lift’ effect, thanks to a triple lightening, draining and brightening action. It has an oil-free formula that is colorant-free and ophthalmologist tested.

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