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NEW Clarins HydraQuench Range – Intensive Serum Bi-Phase, HydraQuench Cream-Melt & Cream-Gel

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Last week, I have attended a private Clarins event to preview their NEW HydraQuench Range that comprises of Intensive Serum Bi-Phase, HydraQuench Cream-Melt and HydraQuench Cream-Gel. The NEW HydraQuench Range will be officially launched on 26th August 2011 at all Clarins counters.

It was held at their newly renovated cozy waiting lounge at Clarins Skin Spa @ Wheelock Place.

Clarins Skin Spa @ Wheelock Place is a one-stop beauty spa that provides comprehensive treatment service ranging from facials, body treatments, specific treatments, body massages and men’s facials.

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I always believe in skin hydration and in fact, it is one of the most important skincare regimen that I hate to leave without. It is believed that a well-maintained hydrating skin will improve the skin barrier function. It gives the skin a better defense against environmental assaults.

Researches have shown that your skin craves moisture if your face is oily and yet peeling around the eyes and mouth, if your complexion isn’t clear, or if your makeup won’t stay on. If any of this happen, you should focus on hydrating your skin, not on removing oil. Replenishing moisture is key to regulating oil production. In addition, dryness can cause lines and wrinkles too.

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So what’s the difference between a ideally hydrated skin and a dehydrated skin?

The ideal skin hydration shows on the skin’s surface but it starts deep down. Soft, radiant, young-looking skin depends first and foremost on the dermal water supply that flows to the epidermis and corneal layer. By helping to replenish the water reservoirs that lie deep down in skin, HydraQuench skin care acts on the very source of all skin level’s hydration.

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NEW HydraQuench Range – The Active Ingredients

New improved HydraQuench range contains hyaluronic acid with two molecular weights, for double action hydration and to replenish dermal water reservoirs. Hyaluronic acid complex, obtained from wheat and easily absorbed by the body, is an innovative combination of two types of hyaluronic acid that is formulated by Clarins Research. One with a high molecular weight (hMW) and the other with a low molecular weight (iMW).

hMW hyaluronic acid, a high molecular weight, improves protection of the skin’s surface (epidermal) by preventing excessive evaporation of water. It helps to keep up optimal hydration levels on the skin surface and this ensure a more supple and smoother skin.

iMW hyaluronic acid, a low molecular weight, penetrates into deeper dermal layer and ensures optimal absorption in skin that result in the natural production of hyaluronic acid. It replenishes the main water reservoir in skin and ensures long-lasting hydration and firm, toned skin.

Katafray, one of the key ingredients, is a cedrelopsis grevei tree that grows in the dry forests of Madagascar. Madagascan women often use the tree in the beauty rituals such as a mask. Katafray bark extract is part of a fair trade and sustainable development programme that are exclusively developed by Clarins.

So what can Katafray do? (I’m holding one here) Katafray extract is claimed to help boost the production of filaggrin. Filaggrin is a protein found in epidermal cells that boost the barrier function of the corneal layer and also plays a role in the formation of natural moisturizing factors (NMFs). Katafray extract restores skin’s barrier effect and increases the production of natural moisturizing factors (NMFs).

Other ingredients that can be found in the new HydraQuench range are Promegranate, White Tea, Chondrus Crispus, Alpine Willow Herb, Arctic Cloudberry, Inca Peanut, Sorbier and many more…

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HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase – S$94 / 30ml

This unique Bi-Phase texture is a Clarins Innovation inspired by the composition of hydrolipidic film, the dual hydric and lipidic natural of skin cells.

HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase combines 1/5 of an oil phase (the upper part) with 4/5 of a water phase (the lower part) to restore its capacity to retain water. By shaking the bottle before use, the two phases combine.

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Newly Launched Clarins Bust Beauty Lotion

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Frankly, I do not really pay much attention to my breasts all this while. I have fairly small boots and because of the small size, thankfully they are still looking pretty firm and not much sagging even in my 40s now.

I believe many of us, like me, do not like the idea of breast enhancement through surgical. I personally prefer the safer alternative using products instead.

Clarins, the leading bust beauty specialist in Europe, launches Bust Beauty Lotion the natural way to a fuller, firmer bust.

The Bust Care range is now comprised of Bust Beauty Firming Lotion, NEW Bust Beauty Lotion and Bust Beauty Extra-Lift Gel.

New Clarins Bust Beauty Lotion is now available at all Clarins counters from 1st July 2011.

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New Clarins Bust Beauty Lotion – S$85 / 50ml

A fuller bust, but also a firmer bust…

A beautiful bust also means a firmer bust. Clarins has taken from natural plant extracts with the most powerful firming properties.

Quince. Organic quince extract reactivates synthesis of collagen for more toned, firmer skin and tightens the network of dermal fibres.

Vu Sua. Vu sua extract prevents the breakdown of collagen fibres and protects them from the harmful effects of free radicals. The frame of the “natural bra” is strengthened and the bust is firmed.

A little more volume….an enhanced bust.

The size of the bust is linked to the presence of the mammary gland and also the quantity of lipids stored in fat cells in the bust (adipocytes).

The larger the stock of lipids, the more the adipocyte “swells”, resulting in a plumping effect under the skin. So optimizing the storage of lipids in fat cells of the bust will enhance bust volume.

Voluform®, an active ingredient obtained from biotechnology, enhances the breast with two action levels :

  • It encourages the presence of more functional adipocytes in the bust area,
  • It optimizes the storage of lipids in adipocytes present in the bust.

Because a beautiful d©collet© also means good bust hold, Clarins has also included in the formula of Bust Beauty Lotion a tightening plant extract – Oat Sugars.

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I can’t wait to try this complimentary Bust Beauty Lotion. Received at the same time with the Colour Definition Autumn Make-Up Collection recently.

Since I have small boots, this Bust Beauty Lotion is definitely for me! It is recommended to enhance small breasts and improve their shape. YES!!

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Clarins NEW Colour Definition Autumn Make-Up Collection

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Two weeks ago, I was delighted to receive a parcel from Clarins Singapore and it consists of Clarins NEW Colour Definition Autumn Make-Up Collection and the latest Bust Beauty Lotion.

Under the Colour Definition Autumn Make-up Collection, I have received 2x Ombre Min©rale 4 Couleurs in 01 & 04, Limited Edition 3D Radiance Face PowderJoli Rouge lipstick in 732, Rouge Prodige lipstick in 105 and Instant Liner in 01. I couldn’t hold back my excitement as I was checking out the new products and colours. Wow!! So beautiful!

This latest Autumn makeup collection is now available at all Clarins counters from Aug 1 2011.

Oh my, time really flies! We are now moving into Autumn season and Autumn marks the transition from a hot summer to a cold winter weather. The Autumn/Winter makeup color trend reflects the cooler season.

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NEW Colour Definition Autumn Make-up Collection

3D Radiance Face Powder – S$65 (Limited Edition)

Isn’t it beautiful? It’s so creative! This Limited Edition 3D Radiance Face Powder is gonna be a must-have makeup product for many makeup lovers this Autumn!

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Instant Liner – S$35

This Instant Liner comes in one colour – black. Although this long-lasting liner comes with a not so fairly thin brush………

but it is fairly easy to draw a perfect thin line with ease. My right eye appears bigger and more lively.

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Rouge Prodige – S$35

In this Autumn collection, Rouge Prodige offers 3 lovely new colours. What I’m having here is 115 Rose Coral which is reddish peach in colour. The other 2 colours are more to the earthy tone. My lip looks pretty natural with 115 Rose Coral and the new Rouge Prodige is quite moisturizing too.

Wanna see my complete makeup look with the latest Autumn makeup collection in different variations? Read on then…….

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Joli Rouge – S$35

Joli Rouge offers 2 new colours this Autumn season – 732 grenadine (above) and 733 fig. Both are in rich darker tone.

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Ombre Min©rale 4 Couleurs – S$72

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Clarins Extra-Firming Body Cream & Lotion – Lifts, Tones, Smoothes

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I was first introduced to Clarins bodycare range in early 90s and during the period I was particular concerned about my flabby inner thighs. Clarins, one of the only few reputed brand that offer a full range of bodycare products during the time, was my ultimate choice for body care. My first impression with the products is the refreshing botanical fragrance scent.

Clarins, being the pioneer and expert in body care, has recently introduced 2 new firming additions to their bodycare range - Clarins Extra-Firming Body Cream and Clarins Extra-Firming Body Lotion.

A rich cream or a melting lotion? These 2 newest products have similar effectiveness but only in different textures. They are recently launched islandwide in May 2011.

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Clarins Extra-Firming Body Cream – S$102 / 200ml

Clarins Extra-Firming Body Lotion - S$102 / 200ml

The dermis, a support mattress for skin, is made up mainly of collagen and elastic fibres that are surrounded by a gel-like liquid called fundamental substance. Collagen fibres provide skin with density and ensure resistance to the effects of traction and pressure while elastic fibres allow skin to stretch out and provide skin with elasticity.

While firm skin looks smooth, replenished and fits perfectly over the body’s contours, it also stretch, resist pressure and regain its initial form quickly. But as we age, gain weight or pregnant, the body starts to change. Skin will lose its smooth, density and elasticity due to the deterioration of collagen and elastic fibres.

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High-Performance Ingredients

Clarins Research, the experts in body care, has taken one step further with Extra-Firming Body Care. With the discovery of the important role of the Emilin-1 protein in cosmetics, Clarins Extra-Firming Body Cream and Lotion have been formulated to help preserve skin’s natural source of elasticity.

Emilin-1, reduces with age, is a key protein that helps consolidate dermal architecture by encouraging the link between elastic and collagen fibres. Organic lemon thyme that grows throughout the Mediterranean region, has been obtained by Clarins Research to help boost the production of Emilin-1, prevent loss of skin firmness and restores skin’s natural elasticity.

Extra-Firming Body Care has also been formulated with 3 others high performance ingredients. Centella extract that helps boost collagen production and protects dermal fibres from deterioration. Bocoa extract an exclusive Clarins ingredient that also helps boost the production of collagen. Vu Sua is an exclusive Clarins ingredient that help protect dermal fibres from the glycation process.

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I have recently received a complimentary Clarins Extra-Firming Body Lotion to try. I will definitely test this product but not now as I’m currently going through a slimming challenge with Marie France Bodyline. I will like to see the actual result from the slimming challenge alone and hence I will do a full product testing on the body lotion after the challenge.

I like the scent a lot, smells refreshing and soothing with a tinge of natural floral woody fragrance. The creamy and non-greasy texture actually absorbs well onto the skin and quickly too. My skin doesn’t feel sticky at all. And in fact, my skin actually feels soft and comfortable, thanks to shea butter, hazelnut and jojoba oils.

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Clarins Extra-Firming Body Cream and Extra-Firming Body Lotion are now available at any of the Clarins counters at only S$102.

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Clarins Newest Colour Quench Lip Balm – Comes In 8 New Fruity Sparkling Shades

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Late last week while I was away in Shanghai, Clarins Singapore has sent a small surprise parcel to my house and this round it is the newest Colour Quench Lip Balm.

Model is wearing Colour Quench Lip Balm in 04 Raspberry Smoothie.

I actually started using skincare products in my early 20s (which was more than 20 years ago) and Clarins was the first cosmetics brand I started with. During the period, I did not have much impression on their makeup products. It was only recently that I began to uncover their high quality makeup products. So today, I’m going to share with you their newest makeup product.

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Introducing the new Colour Quench Lip Balm

$33 / 15ml

Colour Quench Lip Balm is enriched with natural plant skin care ingredients to help enhance a beautiful glossy lip and provide hydrating and repairing benefits. The non-sticky, fine and melting texture is formulated with a 100% natural, new generation polymer.

01 pink marshmallow – 02 peach nectar – 03 candy pink – 04 raspberry smoothie

05 delicious plum – 06 sweet papaya – 07 strawberry sorbet – 08 sweet fig

Do you know the skin is 5 times finer on lips as compared to the face? Therefore lips are usually fragile and quickly dried out. It has few sebaceous glands and no hydrolipidic film. This is why Clarins has boosted the new formula of Colour Quench Lip Balm with skin care ingredients, to ensure nourished, soothed, protected and intensively hydrated lips. Acting like a repairing concentrate, the comforting formula soothes lips, even those that are damaged or weakened.

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Long-Lasting Moisture & Shine

Colour Quench Lip Balm available in 8 delicious, sparkling shades. Each comes with fresh, fruity scent. Strawberry, peach, raspberry, plum………… to choose from!

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Clarins Launches NEW UV Plus HP Day Screen SPF 40

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Two weeks ago, I have attended a private luncheon event with a few fellow bloggers at PS. Caf© @ Paragon S.C to preview Clarins new improved UV Plus HP Day Screen High Protection SPF 40 that will be launched in mid-March 2011.

In 2005, Clarins have proudly launched its first UV Plus SPF 40, invisible protection against UVA & UVB rays and pollution formulated for Asian women with an active life living in the city.

And now in 2011, Clarins once again is proud to launch a new improved UV Plus SPF 40 that is essential for daily protection for active Asian urban women like you.

In fact, sunscreen is the most important skin care product for my day regimen. Coincidently, I’m now presently using the previous formula of UV Plus sunscreen in tinted texture. Read my review on UV Plus HP Day SPF 40.

The older bottle on the left and the new improved version on the right.

The new packaging (on the front) is slightly shorter in height.

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UV Plus HP Day Screen High Protection - The New Improved Formula!

S$74 for 30ml

Available in 30ml and 50ml / Neutral and tinted formulas

UV Plus HP Day Screen High Protection is now formulated with an unique antioxidant action thanks to an exceptional plant extract “made in France”.

Recent progress made by Clarins Research has resulted in adding cantaloupe melon extract, a natural fruit, from the Provence region in France to the UV Plus HP formula.

Cantaloupe melon extract, a high performance antioxidant, contains high levels of superoxide dismutase, an enzyme that fights toxic residues from oxygen. This provides skin with further protection against visible signs of premature aging.

Clarins Research has selected cantaloupe melon extract due to its longevity to the high level of superoxide dismutase (SOD) present in its flesh. This enzyme protects the fruit from the harmful effects of free radicals, ensuring that the melon stays fresher and longer.

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Review – Clarins White Plus HP Sea Lily Enriched Whitening Night Cream, Renewing Gentle Exfoliator & Gentle Renewing Brightening Peel

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You probably have read my earlier post on the launch of three new additions to Clarins White Plus HP Sea Lily Enriched Series which are Whitening Night Cream, Renewing Gentle Exfoliator and Gentle Renewing Brightening Peel.

Click here to read my previous introduction post on White Plus HP Sea Lily Enriched.

And after a month of usage, I’m now ready for a full review. Do read on to find out if these products work for me.

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Do you know pigmentation does not stop at night?

The interesting thing I have learned during the preview event is that pigmentation does not actually stop at night. It was really an eye opening. I didn’t realize it until I was explained on the cause and how pigmentation is developed.

Do you know that melanocytes (melanin-producing cells located in the bottom layer of the skin’s epidermis) will continue producing more melanin even while you sleep? So can we do anything to prevent it? Well, I guess we can, do read on to find the answer.

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Other Major Cause For Hyperpigmentation

Clarins believe that sun is not the only major cause for hyperpigmentation.

In fact, the other major cause for pigmentation is due to stress factors. Yes, I totally agree with Clarins. Whenever I’m under extreme stress, pigmentation will seem to appear darker and more obvious. And worst, more new pigment spots will start to surface out of nowhere. To make things worst :

stress >> more pigmentation >> more stress >> even more pigmentation! ArHHH!!

So in order to keep pigmentation at bay, I guess I need to manage my stress level and be happy as much as possible. Of course, not forgetting the Clarins White Plus HP skin care range too.

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White Plus HP Sea Lily Enriched – Brightening Powers Of Two White Flowers

For these three latest additions, Clarins Research has incorporated two innovative high performance brightening ingredients into its White Plus HP skin care range. These white flowers, Sea Lily Extract and Daisy Extract, provide dual action to combat against the direct and indirect causes of skin hyperpigmentation.

Sea Lily Extract

Sea Lily extract, an exceptional brightening plant active ingredient, has been used for the first time in White Plus HP skin care range. Clarins Research has demonstrated the capacity of Sea Lily extract to control the extension of melanocyte dendrites, the “arms” of melanocytes which deliver melanin to cells in the epidermis.

While direct pigmentation is linked to daytime UV rays, the production of melanin it triggers during the day will continue at night. Sea Lily extract has the capacity to help control the extension of melanocytes dendrites for producing more melanin.

Daisy Extract

As mentioned earlier, stress factors are the indirect cause of pigmentation. Stress will cause skin to weaken and thereby speed up melanin synthesis. Daisy extract, an anti-stress ingredient, helps to calm and soothe the skin, to leave it soft, fresh and bright again in the morning.

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Review

Whitening Repairing Night Cream – S$110

This essential anti-dark spots night cream has became my must-have night product. It is the first night cream with white flower extracts which controls hyperpigmentation due to daytime UV rays, and also stress accumulated from morning to night.

I especially like the soft lightweight creamy texture and the flowery scent. It absorbs onto the skin pretty well.

Whitening Repairing Night Cream contains pretty good ingredients except minuscule amount of fragrance which thankfully doesn’t cause any skin irritation on my skin.

All-in-all, I’m pretty pleased with this Whitening Repairing Night Cream. It has became my night regimen must-have skin care product. As I sleep an average of 6 hours in an air-conditioning room daily, I definitely need a slightly more richer cream for the night. Therefore this creamy yet lightweight texture is definitely ideal for my slightly dehydrated skin.

As you know that the direct pigmentation that is linked by UV rays has triggered more production of melanin during the day and unfortunately does not STOP at night! Therefore Whitening Repairing Night Cream is definitely a perfect night product to help control further production of melanin while I sleep. All thanks to the powerful brightening white flower, Sea lily extract.

And also due to the numerous daytime stress factors, more melanin production are triggered too. And again thanks to the presence of soothing, anti-stress ingredient Daisy extract that helps to calm, soothe my skin and it leaves my skin feeling refreshed in the morning. And most importantly, the pigmentation is under control too.

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Clarins NEO Pastels Spring Make-Up Collection, Instant Smooth Line Correcting Concentrate, Wonder Volume Mascara & New Extra Firming Foundation

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A week ago, I have received an unexpected surprised parcel from Clarins Singapore. In the bag it contains two bottles of new Extra Firming Foundations and a set of NEO Pastels Spring Makeup Collection that comprises of Eye Colour & Liner Palette, Blush Prodige, Rouge Hydra Nude (2 shades), Joli Rouge Brillant, Wonder Volume Mascara and Instant Smooth Line Correcting Concentrate.

I was very excited upon receiving the parcel. My first impression was WOW!! OM! The colors are so lovely and I couldn’t wait to try them all! Thanks Clarins Singapore, Muack!

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Clarins proudly presents

NEO Pastels Spring Makeup Collection

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Limited Edition

NEO Pastels Eye Color & Liner Palette – S$72

These six lovely eyeshadows remind me of a watercolour palette! You can actually mix and match from three monochrome shades – browns, pinks and violets – to create the look you prefer. The specially designed texture can be applied dry for a more subtle make-up look, or with a damp applicator for a more intense result. To enhance make-up and give eyes more depth, a black eyeliner is included in the palette. This NEO Pastels palette comes with a double applicator – a foam end for eye shadow and a brush end for the eyeliner.

Clarins Make-Up Artist Advice

One, two or three shades? Anything is possible! Apply a single shade and a stroke of eyeliner for simple quick make-up, or two or three colors for a more sophisticated look.

For example :

  • Beige over the top eyelid, brown at the outer corner and golden pink above the eyelid crease.
  • Light pink over the eyelid, violet at the outer corner and lilac above the eyelid crease.

I have created my first Spring Look Of The Day (no mascara yet) with golden pink over the eyelid, violet at the outer corner and light pink above the eyelid crease. Do you like my color combination?

I have also use the brush end of the double applicator to create the eyeliner. The brush applicator is pretty soft and it doesn’t hurt or pull the skin around the delicate eye areas. Even though I’m not a makeup pro but I do find it pretty easy to use and I manage to draw a perfect line using the brush tip.

The eyeshadow texture is super soft and fine, I really love it!

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Wonder Volume Mascara

This Wonder Volume Mascara comes in one shade only – 01 Wonder Black. Pretty nice sleek packaging though.

I actually like this mascara as it perfectly coats and thickens my lashes for an ultimate volume without feeling sticky nor heavy. It doesn’t pull down my lashes which is good. My lashes immediately lengthen after one stroke of application! It doesn’t smudge and is long-lasting!

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New Blush Prodige Illuminating Cheek Color – S$52

This new Blush Prodige comes with 6 sumptuous complementary shade pairs to give the cheekbones both color and light. A matte shade to sculpt the face and an iridescent one to highlight facial contours as it catches the light.

This new generation Blush Prodige has an extremely lightweight silky texture that includes mineral pigments and plant extracts – bamboo powder and tomato extract – to achieve a radiant, healthy glow. This excellent texture delivers endless color variations, with luminous, long-lasting results and an even, natural make-up look.

I have received shade 01 Lovely Rose. This shade is extremely suitable for my fair-looking skin. As the palette actually comes in 4 complementary shades, I can choose individual shade to highlight or contour my cheekbone area or blend altogether for a natural glow.

I love the silky soft texture and the natural radiant look!

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My Search For The BEST & WORST Beauty Products In 2010

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2010 passes in a blink of an eye, don’t you agree?

Well, 2010 has been a rewarding year for me. It was a eventful year too, with plentiful of irresistible opportunities offering to me and I was glad to be able to preview bountiful of new launched products too.

One thing I have never stopped doing for the entire year of 2010 is painstakingly searching for the BEST beauty products, not just for myself but also for my readers too. And during the search, I was glad to uncover a couple of great products which I have never came across before.

In fact six months ago, I have published a post on ”My Search for the BEST & WORST Beauty Products In First Half Of The Year 2010“. The post featured all the BEST and WORST beauty products I have tested during the first half of the year in 2010.

And now as we have already embarked into 2011, I’m here to share with you my search for the BEST & WORST Beauty Products during the entire year of 2010.

All the BEST and WORST beauty products that are featured below are the ones I have tested in 2010 only. That does not include those products I have yet tested but were received in 2010. These products will be bought forward to 2011 instead. The products include Tony Moly, Kiehl’s, Vichy, Perricone MD, L’oreal, SANA, Clarins, Elizabeth Arden, Dr Cilabo, Benefit Cosmetics and many more.

And those products that I have used and tested in 2009 were featured at “My Search for the BEST & WORST Beauty Products in 2009.

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My Search For The

BEST & WORST Beauty Products In 2010

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EYE MAKEUP REMOVER

BEST – Lancome Bi-Facil Non-Oily Instant Cleanser Sensitive Eyes

WORST – NA

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CLEANSING OIL

BESTSANA Medicated Natural Resource Cleansing Oil

WORST – NA

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CLEANSING CREAM / GEL

BEST – Dr Cilabo Super Cleansing EX

WORSTClinique Take The Day Off

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CLEANSING WASH / FOAM

BEST – Dr. Cilabo Super Washing Foam EX

WORSTPhysiogel Cleanser

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EXFOLIATING SCRUB

BESTKiehl’s Epidermal Re-Texturizing Micro-Dermabrasion

WORST – NA

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LOTION / TONER

BEST - Bioelements Calmitude Hydrating Solution

WORSTEstee Lauder Soft Clean Silky Hydrating Lotion

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ESSENCE LOTION

BESTSK-II Facial Treatment Essence

WORSTSANA Medicated Natural Resource Essence Lotion

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EYE SERUM

BESTPerricone MD Vitamin C Ester Eye Serum –  Elizabeth Arden Prevage® Eye Advanced Anti-aging Serum

WORSTKiehl’s Eye Alert

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EYE CREAM

BEST - EUOKO Eye Contour Nanolift  -  Elizabeth Arden Prevage® Eye Ultra Protection Anti-aging Moisturizer SPF 15 PA++

WORST – Kinerase Under Eye Rescue  -   Boots No7 Lift & Luminate Eye Cream

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PORE REFINING RANGE

BEST – NA

WORSTb.liv Shrink & Tight Large Pores Reducing Serum & Diminishing Night Complex

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ANTI-AGING SERUM

BEST – Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair  -  Elizabeth Arden Prevage Face Advanced Anti-Aging Serum

WORST – SkinCeuticals Serum 20 AOX+


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FACE LIFTING / CONTOURING SERUM

BESTClarins Shaping Facial Lift Lipo-drain Serum

WORST - Boots No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Beauty Serum

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SKIN LIGHTENING

BESTPaula’s Choice Resist Remarkable Skin Lightening Lotion

WORST – Retacnyl Tretinoin 0.025% Cream

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Clarins White Plus HP Sea Lily Enriched Extension Launch – Whitening Repairing Night Cream, Brightening Exfoliator & Brightening Peel

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Last Thursday, I was cordially invited to preview new additions from Clarins White Plus HP Sea Lily Enriched at Institut Clarins @ Wheelock.

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There are 3 new additions to the whitening family and they are Whitening Night Cream, Renewing Gentle Exfoliator and Gentle Renewing Brightening Peel.

The full range of White Plus HP series.

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The event started with an interesting quiz game that required bloggers to guess what are the Clarins products that contain in the beauty concoctions.

Guess what does this beauty concoction “Instant Smoothen” contain?

Well, it contains White Plus Gentle Brightening Exfoliator and Gentle Renewing Brightening Peel.

We were required to place our bet (using flowers) beside the products that we think is the right answer.

These are the prizes I have received from the mini game.

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To launch the extensions of White Plus HP Sea Lily Enriched, Clarins cleverly decorated the whole room @ Institut Clarins with pots of flowers and fruits that can be found in the whitening range.

Love the natural ambiance of a garden.

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Clarins White Plus HP Sea Lily Enriched

Clarins White Plus HP skin care range was launched in 2010. The whitening range uses natural botanical extracts to help women achieve a radiance and brighter complexion. And now for the first time, it has used Sea Lily Extract, an exceptional plant active ingredient that is capable of controlling the extension of melanocyte dendrites.

The Brightening Powers Of Two White Flowers

Two new high performance ingredients, Sea Lily Extract and Daisy Extract, provide a dual action against the direct and indirect causes of skin hyperpigmentation.

  • Direct pigmentation is linked to daytime UV rays. The production of melanin it triggers during the day, continues at night.
  • Indirect pigmentation linked to numerous daytime stress factors. By weakening the skin, they speed up melanin synthesis.

Sea Lily Extract

Sea Lily Extract, a brightening active ingredient, has demonstrated the ability to control the extension of dendrites, the “arms” of melanocytes which deliver melanin to cells in the epidermis. Clarins is proud to be the first to introduce this high performance ingredient into skin care products.

White Lily is used at the event to symbolise the actual Sea Lily as the actual flower cannot be obtained in Singapore.

The trainer demonstrated, using her hand, on what does dendrite (the “arms” of melanocytes) look like. The palm represents melanocytes and the fingers represents dendrite.

Sea Lily Extract has the ability to control the extension of dendrites, the “arms” of melanocytes which deliver melanin to cells in the epidermis.

Other lookalike flower was used to symbolise Daisy Extract.

Daisy Extract

This soothing, anti-free radical polyphenols, white daisy extract, is an anti-stress ingredient that calms and soothes the skin, to leave it soft, fresh and bright again in the morning. It is also claimed to control the stress factors which continually speed up melanin synthesis at night.

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With these high performance active ingredients, Clarins is proud to introduce the new extension range of White Plus HP Sea Lily Enriched with 3 new additions to the whitening family.

Whitening Repairing Night Cream – S$110

The first night cream with white flower extracts which controls hyperpigmentation due to daytime UV rays, and also stress accumulated from morning to night.

As the production of melanin that triggers during the day, continues at night and in addition due to the numerous daytime stress factors that weaken the skin and thereby speed up melanin synthesis, Whitening Repairing Night Cream is claimed to control hyperpigmentation from both factors.

Whitening Repairing Night Cream combines effectiveness and total comfort on application. Its refreshing feel brings an instant soothing sensation while its incredibly fine, melting texture leaves skin silky-soft.

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