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Newly Launched Dermalogica Overnight Repair Serum


As we know, skin aging is inevitable. There are 2 ways in which our skin age – intrinsic and extrinsic aging. Intrinsic aging (or chronological aging) is a natural aging process that causes the skin to age naturally. Extrinsic aging, on the other hand, is caused by external factors (which usually can be controlled by a person) such as smoking, drinking, stress, lack of sleep, pollution and sun exposure.

Therefore the importance of a good night’s sleep can never be unstated as it not only affects our body but also our skin too. It is during sleep that the body and skin does the most repair and healing.

To reduce the effect of aging, Dermalogica researched and developed a new treatment for mature skin – Overnight Repair Serum – designed to firm the skin and restore its capacity to maintain suppleness and moisture.

A few weeks ago, I’ve attended a private event to preview this Dermalogica Overnight Repair Serum at Group Therapy @ Duxton Road.

Overnight Repair Serum is a new addition to its Age Smart (anti-aging) range.

Overnight Repair Serum is enriched with Argan Oil, Brown Seaweed and botanical oils to help fight signs of aging, while you sleep.


Overnight Repair Serum – S$138 / 15ml

Designed to be applied to freshly cleansed skin before retiring to bed, the Overnight Repair Serum restores the integrity of skin by fighting multiple signs of aging which includes dull-looking skin, broken capillaries and aged-related collagen loss. It increases luminosity while minimizing fine lines, dryness, and loss of elasticity.

Protecting, maintaining and stimulating collagen in the skin are claimed to be the primary benefits of this anti-aging serum. One of it’s active key ingredient, Argan Oil, is claimed to help shields the lipid barrier, while inhibiting the production of enzymes which break down collagen and the underlying structure of skin tissue. In addition to Argan Oil, Vitamin E and essential fatty acids help restore a weakened barrier layer, lock in moisture and increase elasticity. Brown Seaweed also fights free radicals which erode collagen resiliency. Rose Hip Seed Oil helps minimize discoloration while helping to boost cell renewal.

The Overnight Repair Serum is also formulated with Hyaluronic Acid and active peptide, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, to accelerate production of collagen. I was a little disappointed when I found out that this night serum also contains a handful of botanical oils such as Jasmine, Rose, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Rosemary, Cinnamon and Neroli that may irritant skin, although these aromatic botanical oils are often used to help soothe, moisture and heal the skin. The formulation for this nighttime serum using fragrant botanical oils is very much similar to Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate.

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Dermalogica Launches Newly Reformulated Concealing Spot Treatment that Treats & Conceals


Dermalogica® has launched the updated and reformulated Concealing Spot Treatment, an effective alternative to products containing Benzoyl Peroxide.

The original formulation, a sulfur suspension packaged with a glass bottle-dropper, has been modified to better suit customer needs. The creamier, more highly concentrated product has been redesigned for easier application and a consistently flawless finish.

First launched as part of the Dermalogica’s MediBac Clearing segment created to target ubiquitous adult acne, the new formula treats skin conditions that may trigger comedones (pimples or blemishes), and camouflages the spot with a neutral Iron Oxide tint.

The primary actives of this product – a blend of Sulfur, Niacinamide, Zinc Gluconate, Salicylic Acid, Yeast Extract, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon) Bark, Caffeine and Biotin – arrest bacterial activity “on the spot.” The newly added ingredient is hydrolyzed Ceratonia Siliqua, or Carob Seed Extract, a legume which has been a Middle Eastern and Mediterranean health care staple for 5,000 years.

Dermalogica Concealing Spot Treatment – $55/10ml

The Dermalogica Concealing Spot Treatment is currently available at all AsterSpring Centres and Dermalogica-authorised skin care centres. For locations, visit


Dermalogica NEW UltraCalming Skincare Range & Leonard Drake UltraCalming Treatments For Sensitive Skin


A few weeks ago, I was exclusively invited to the UltraCalming Skincare Workshop hosted by Leonard Drake Skincare & Health Spa in-conjunction with Dermalogica Skin Care that was held at Marriott Singapore Hotel. The highlights of the workshop were to preview the NEW Dermalogica UltraCalming Skincare range, understanding the causes of skin sensitivity, FITE programme and Leonard Drake’s new line of UltraCalming Treatments.

It was a eye opening event! I have gained precious beauty tips, thanks to special guest Dermalogica’s skincare expert Ms Heather Vounnou, International Corporate Trainer for Asia and New Zealand. She has generously provided an in-depth information on sensitized skin.


Dermalogica’s skincare expert Ms Heather Vounnou examining the skin sensitivity on a volunteer using a special device on the head.

Ms Vounnou performing a mini UltraCalming Treatment on the volunteer.


What is Sensitive Skin?

Sensitive skin is a skin condition that is used by individuals who consider themselves to be more intolerant of topical preparations, and environmental conditions than the general population. The common characteristics of a sensitive skin are :

  • Skin texture may appear thin and translucent
  • Tightness
  • Red and blotchy
  • Prone to dry flaky patches and cracking
  • Prone to blushing, itching and stinging


What are the common causes for sensitivity?

Sensitivity can cause by many factors and the more common causes are stress, climate, hormone medication, weak impaired barrier, humidity, age, cosmetics, diet, dirt, chemical assaults and pollution.

Severe weather is the most common factor for skin sensitivity. Product reactions (stinging and burning) is the second most common factor. The internal factor most strongly associated with sensitive skin is stress.


Are You Having Sensitive Skin and/or Sensitized Skin? Do You Know The Difference?

Recent studies indicate that over 50% of individuals describe themselves as ‘sensitive’. But most of them do not actually have a sensitive skin, they’re in fact having sensitized skin. Sensitive skin is genetic whilst sensitized skin is commonly caused by internal or external factors such as inappropriate use of skincare products, aggressive skin treatments, excessive exfoliation, stress or sudden change of climate. The common reactions are itching, stinging or redness.


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Best Review Eye Makeup Remover


Bobbi Brown Eye Makeup Remover

Product claims : This soothing formula gently and thoroughly removes makeup from the delicate eye area without any oily residue. Aloe Vera calms and comforts this fragile skin; Rosewater Extract leaves it feeling clean and refreshed. Dermatologist and Ophthalmologist tested.



The Body Shop Camomile Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover

Product claims : A creamy eye makeup remover to gently yet effectively remove The Body Shop Makeup Waterproof Mascara while soothing the skin.



Dior Duo-Phase Eye Makeup Remover

Product claims : A fresh, gentle, high-performance duo of crystal-clear oil and bluish water.




Elizabeth Arden All Gone Eye and Lip Makeup Remover

Product claims : This two-phase formulation easily and gently removes even transfer resistant and waterproof makeup. Fragrance free.



La Roche-Posay Rosaliac Gelee Micellar Makeup Remover

Product claims : Gentle and effective cleansing and makeup removal gel. The micellar structure of this cleanser sweeps up impurities and dissolves makeup easily without rubbing; gentle formula can be wiped off or rinsed off. Fragrance-free.


Laura Mercier Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover

Product claims : A duo-action formula that activates when shaken to quickly dissolve & lift all traces of longwearing makeup & waterproof mascara. Rich emollients rehydrate the skin & the gentle, yet thorough formula cleans without leaving an oily residue.



Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

Product claims : Forget harsh tugging and pulling. This ultra-gentle dual phase formula activates when shaken to remove all eye makeup – even waterproof mascara – without any greasy residue. It is ophthalmologist tested, safe for contact lens wearers and oil free.

Review – Dior Addict High Color Lipstick


Dior Addict High Color Lipstick, a new addition to Dior’s varicolored lipstick ranges, is my first makeup product review.

Dior lipstick ranges

Although I’m not so much a makeup person but I always enjoy going around cosmetic counters to check out on lipsticks. In my opinion, I felt that Dior has been putting a lot of attention on their lipstick business. So far, there are 8 ranges under their belt : Dior Addict Lipstick – Diorific – Dior Addict Ultra Shine – Dior Addict Ultra Shine 2 – Dior Addict Pearl Shine Collection – Rouge Dior – Dior Addict Ultra-Nude – Dior Addict High Shine – Dior Addict High Color. (What a mouthful!!!)

Each range is targeted for different effects and needs on personal taste preference. So far, I have bought 2 different colors from Dior Addict High Shine. I will say so-so for the color texture as I find them too translucent for me. But I do like the moisturizing texture on both though.

Dior Addict High Color Lipstick

Well, back to the Dior Addict High Color Lipstick. Marketed as ‘Melting Shiny Lipcolor’, comes with many beautiful colors. I have a hard time choosing the color I want, eventually I took this pinkish peach color no. 564 Rose Extase Ecstatic Pink.

Product review

When shine lights up color!

In just one stroke, dare a new breed of color saturated with shine. Experience the new glide that transforms your lips into a weapon of seduction.

Prodigious innovation. Dior takes up the challenge. The first lipstick that combines an ever more vibrant color with a new wet – look brilliance, captivating, ultra sexy.

Dare the addictive sensation of a new shaping and ultra-smooth changing texture, which transforms your lips for striking and perfectly irresistible lips!

Dior Addict, the brilliance shows its seduction…

Texture / Results

It gives a smooth texture and good color density. No shimmer with great shine. Very moisturizing, I love it!!!



Will I buy it again? …… Very likely!