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My Favorite Beauty Supplement – AFC Japan Tsubaki Collagen DX


Japanese women are known for their youthful looking skin and they actually look younger than their actual age. They pay great attention to their skincare routine and strongly believe their skin will look visibly fresher, younger and firmer by regularly consuming beauty supplements. Collagen helps the skin to regenerate itself and maintain a youthful and wrinkle free skin.

I’m a strong believer in beauty supplements and collagen drink is still my favorite beauty supplement; as compared to collagen powder and pill or tablet.

afc japan tsubaki collagen drink

Recently, I was pleased to receive two boxes of AFC Japan Tsubaki Collagen DX, and many thanks to Lifestream Group.

afc japan tsubaki DX collagen drink

I must say the best tasting collagen drink I’ve tested so far is this AFC Japan Tsubaki Collagen DX.

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Korea’s CNP Laboratory Is Here In Singapore


CNP Laboratory

Korea’s CNP Laboratory, the brainchild of 50 dermatologists from CNP Aesthetic Clinic, has arrived in Singapore. It is now exclusively available at 30 Guardian Health and Beauty stores islandwide.

There will be 20 products in the first launch, retailing from S$14 to S$68. These stores include ION Orchard, Paragon, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, VivoCity, Causeway Point, Jurong Point, Nex, North Point and Parkway Parade.

Founded in 2000, CNP Laboratory products are subjected to a stringent verification system and years of research and testing on actual skin conditions before they release them into the market. Being the No.1 selling cosmeceutical brand in South Korea, CNP Laboratory offers no less than 120 skincare products. With the recent acquisition by LG Group’s Household & Health Care Division in October 2014, CNP Cosmetics now embarks on a new milestone as it ventures into the international markets.

Winners of numerous industry and consumer awards, CNP Laboratory is said to be one of the popular top selling cosmeceutical brands while their clinics, such as Le Medi, are known to be patronized by Korean A-listers.

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Japan’s ReFa CARAT Beauty Gadget


In the recent years, do-it-yourself beauty gadgets are becoming very popular in Asia. These DIY beauty device, that promises aesthetic treatment, is designed to boost our daily skincare regimen. I received my first beauty gadget from Clariancy a few years ago and it used to be part of my beauty essentials every night.

Fe Fa Carat for body

A few weeks ago I was invited to a cozy event, held by MTG Pacific from Japan, to preview their luxurious range of beauty & wellness products which are thoughtfully created with the latest Japanese research & technology to provide solution for our desire to be more beautiful.

Trusted by many around the world, the brand has made its tribute in Singapore last August, with the launch of an E-Boutique, to offer Singaporeans a whole new concept of beauty!

These DIY beauty devices are compact and easy to use, even on the go. ReFa came in No.1 on Cosme having sold over 3 million units, making it extremely popular in Japan. Cristiano Ronaldo is ambassador for Refa Active.

Refa Active is the latest product which has flexible handles and also uses microcurrents. Suitable for face, muscles warm up & cool down, relief of muscle aches. Good for the active people to achieve Athletic Beauty.

re fa for body

ReFa for BODY features four rollers designed to knead, squeeze and tone the body. Ideal for use on the whole body. The handle direction can be freely changed in steps of 45° and 90° for more comfortable use. Priced at S$480.

re fa style

Stimulating the tapping sensation, ReFa I STYLE is ideal to be used over a beauty mask. Roll gently up and down using your wrists to work the moisturizer into your skin. Retailing at S$230.

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Regen Cos+ Plastic Skin Solution Mask Series


Recently, I was invited to review a brand new sheet mask series – Regen Cos+ Plastic Skin Solution – created by Regen Beauty Medical Group. Regen Beauty Medical Group is Korea’s leading plastic surgery hospital that consists of over 30 specialists in different fields.

Regen Plastic Skin Solution

Regen Cos+ Plastic Skin Solution consists of 5 variations – Collagen, Whitening, Pore Minimizing, Moisturizing and Skin Sensitivity. I’ve received these 5 variations plus lots of samplings from Regen.

Regen Cos+ Plastic Skin Solution is formulated with Halophyte and vitamins in R&5 Complex. Halophyte is a plant that grows in very salty soil and contains a complex of multi-minerals to smooth skin texture and hydrate skin.

Regen Plastic Skin Solution

Ultra Skin Moisturizing Mask is designed to rescue skin dehydration and dryness.

Ultra Skin Moisturizing contains potent hydrating ingredients such as olive leaf extract, hyaluronic acid and macadamia oil. The ingredient list seems pretty good.

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Purevivi Cleansing Lotion


purevivi cleansing lotion

Recently, I have received a new cleansing lotion to try out. Formulated with fruit and plant extracts, this new Purevivi Cleansing Lotion from Japan, is FREE of fragrance, color additives, paraben and alcohol. This 4-in-1 micellar water makeup remover dissolves makeup, cleanses, soothes and moisturises the skin.

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White Formula Super Moist Toner & Super Moist Light Toner


Are you familiar with this Taiwanese brand named White Formula? Well, it is the same company from Taiwan that brought us My Beauty Diary.

white formula super moist light toner

Recently, White Formula, the No.1 Moisturizing Toner in Taiwan that are enriched with Hyaluronic Acid, has introduced 2 new toners in Singapore – Super Moist Toner and Super Moist Light Toner. They are priced at S$19.90 (290ml) each.

White Formula Super Moist Light Toner is suitable for normal to oily or combination skin while the White Formula Super Moist Toner is suitable for normal to dry skin. Since I have dry skin, the Super Moist Toner will be ideal for me.

white formula super moist light toner

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Review – AFC New Improved Tsubaki Collagen DX Drink


Japanese women are known for their healthy and youthful looking skin. And one of their known beauty secrets is to consume a daily dose of collagen drink to upkeep their youthfulness.



AFC Japan, trusted by millions in Japan since 1969, has recently introduced their new improved deluxe formula Tsubaki Collagen DX Drink that now comes with a new ingredient – Royal Jelly.

The new Tsubaki Collagen DX Drink is created to provide 5 skin essential benefits :


I have to say I’m actually a big fan of beauty supplements and collagen drink is my favorite! In fact, I’ve tested the previous version of AFC Tsubaki Perfect Beauty Drink and I really love it very much. It is really tasty and the sweetness is just right for me. Click HERE to read my review post on Tsubaki Perfect Beauty Drink.

AFC New Improved Tsubaki Collagen DX Drink – S$59.90 / 50ml x 10s


In addition to a synergistic blend of Micro-Collagen Peptides, Tsubaki Bio-Cell Activator, Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin Bs & C, Tsubaki Collagen DX Drink has added a new ingredient Royal Jelly – to rapidly brighten up complexion and restore firm, youthful skin. To give the skin all it needs for a new lease of firmness and luminosity!

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My 3rd Japan Trip – Beauty Products I’ve Bought & Found In Japan!

This is another long overdue post which I suppose to blog about it many months ago. Oh well I did it again! Due to blah blah blah……………. (excuses, excuses, excuses) I missed it completely. Well, it’s better late than never. <grinning>

Last year, as you may not be aware I’ve made my third trip to Japan. At Hokkaido Sapporo, I have came across a couple of beauty products which I will be sharing below and I thought may be of interest to you. Plus showcasing some of the beauty products I’ve bought during the trip too.

It’s gonna be a super long post with lots of pictures! :D

This is one of the drugstores at Sapporo I’ve visited.

I swear this DUP Eyelashes is so far the best fake eyelashes I’ve tried before. The prices are relatively high actually but I guess it’s worth it. Priced at (left to right) : ¥1260 = S$19.60 (excl tax) and ¥1050 = S$16.40 (excl tax).

I have been reusing this pair of eyelashes for almost 10 times and they’re still looking intact. Amazing!

These are the testers and what a brilliant idea for the consumers to “try out” the lashes!

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Review – Hada Labo Whitening Lotion (New Nano Formula)


hada labo whitening lotion nano formula


Recently, I was invited to review the new Hada Labo Whitening Lotion with Nano formulation. I accepted it without much hesitation as I personally adore this drugstore brand pretty much. Many thanks to Elfaine from EK Media for extending this invitation to me.

I have already tested a couple of the Super HA Hydrating range products including the Hydrating Lotion which I find relatively good. That is why I’m really excited to try out this new whitening lotion as to see if it’s able to boost hydration and brighten up my skin at the same time.

Hada Labo Arbutin Whitening Lotion, so well loved by Japanese women that it was the ‘Number 1″ in sales for whitening products in Japan. It is claimed to combat and prevent dark spots caused by UV exposure for a smooth and clear skin.


One Drop Reveals Natural Fairness

Hada Labo Arbutin Whitening range consists of four products that include Whitening Lotion, Whitening Essence, Whitening Milk and Whitening Mask. This Arbutin Whitening line is claimed to provide three benefits in just one step.

Formulated with Arbutin, Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid, skin gets fairer, more hydrated and brighter.

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ALBION Skincare Exclusively Available In Takashimaya Beauty Hall


Japanese women are known for their smooth, healthy and glowing complexion. Generally, most Japanese women tend to appear much younger than their actual age. Thanks to their genes, diet, lifestyle and skincare products they’re using. I have to confess I’m a pretty big fan of Japanese skincare products.

I was recently invited to an exclusive media launch event by Luxasia to be introduced to a new Japanese brand that will be arriving in Singapore soon.


Introducing ALBION

ALBION, founded in 1956, is one of the largest and most prestige cosmetics Japanese brands in Japan. It is claimed to be the most preferred skincare brand among Japanese cosmetic users. It has won numerous awards including “Hall of Fame” for their emulsion, lotion and oil. ALBION is proud to maintain a Top 10 Ranking in Japan department stores.

ALBION carries 4 signature series that range from EXAGE, INFINESSE (not available in Singapore yet), EXCIA and EX-VIE (the highest range). And 2 additional whitening series under EXAGE and EXCIA separately.

ALBION is probably the first in the beauty industry to introduce first whitening product “Milk Lotion White”, which was created in 1965.

ALBION Skincare will be exclusively launching at Takashimaya Beauty Hall from September 2012.


ALBION Skin Conditioner Essential

ALBION is also famously known for its signature toner – Skin Conditioner Essential.

ALBION believes that to achieve a healthy and beautiful skin, our skin metabolism has to run smoothly. Formulated with original ingredient “concentrated Coix lacryma-jobi (Job’s tears) extract”, Skin Conditioner Essential is able to enhance skin’s self-recuperative capacity, restore metabolic rhythm to a normal state, and keep skin in healthy condition.

It’s key ingredient, Job’s tears extract, is grown in the cold region at northern Hokkaido. Clockwise from right : Job’s tears seeds (1), unshelled Job’s tears grain (2) and blasted Job’s tears grain (3).

Action on skin :

  • Corneous cell metabolism regulation (Deeps metabolic rhythm normal)
  • Anti-inflammation (Suppresses inflammation and wards off problems)
  • Whitening (Curbs melanin production)
  • Antioxidant (Eliminates free radicals)
  • Immunoregulation (Restores immune function and puts skin in healthy condition)
  • Moisturization (Enhance moisture retaining ability)

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