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La Roche Posay’s New Effaclar Duo [+] & Sensi White [+] Essence


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Quite a while ago, I have received 2 products from La Roche-Posay – new reinforced formula Effaclar Duo [+] and new Sensi White [+] Essence.

Effaclar Duo was first launched in 2009 and a new reinforced formula Effaclar Duo [+] is introduced in 2014.

The new Effaclar Duo [+] helps to manage acne-prone skin, unclog blocked pores and reduce severe imperfections like scars or red marks that are caused by acne. Acne is more than just blackheads and spots. Skin is at risk of stubborn marks. And they are identified as the #1 fear for acne sufferers. Red or brown-colored marks thus appear at skin’s surface as well as in-depth. They can take a long time to disappear and may even become permanent.

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[Sharing] L’oreal Singapore Active Cosmetics Opened Its 1st Multi-Brand Boutique, Derma Center, in SEA


Late last year in 2013, L’oreal Singapore Active Cosmetics opened its first multi-brand boutique in Westgate Mall, where all three brands under the Active Cosmetics portfolio – Vichy, La Roche-Posay and SkinCeuticals are available.

This is the first Derma Center in Southeast Asia which will provide professional advice and personalized diagnosis for face and hair. Recommended by dermatologists and health professionals worldwide, the Derma Center will be a new shopping place for consumers with each and every skin type, including the most sensitive, proposing a unique experience for derma-skincare.

At the heart of the derma-skincare uniqueness is the expert diagnosis of skin health specialists. The Derma Center houses two advanced diagnosis tools, which together with professional Derma Advisors, will provide accurate personalized advice and product recommendations that ensure the highest satisfaction in terms of performance and tolerance.

The hand-held Derm Analyzer shows 3D visualizations for skin in areas of hydration, elasticity, pores, sebum, porphyrine (sebum under skin), wrinkles and melanin, and for hair in areas of hair loss, density and thickness. For visible and even underlying skin damage, consumers can refer to the SkinCeuticals Precision LED, which utilizes the power of photochemistry for full-face skin diagnosis with clearer visibility of skin concerns including pigmentation, texture, hydration and sebum production.

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La Roche-Posay Introduced NEW Anthelios XL Dry Touch Gel-Cream SPF 50+


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Four months ago, I was glad to attend my first La Roche-Posay event to preview their latest sunscreen that has a double anti-shine action with ultra-dry finish.

My bad for taking so long to blog about it! <grinning>

It was a cozy and very informative event and I have learned a lot about sun damages and protection from Dr Jean Ho. Dr Jean Ho is the Consultant Dermatologist at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre and Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre. She’s also the Visiting Specialist to KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. This private event was held at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital.

Do you know what’s the differences between UVA and UVB? Well, UVA rays can age our skin and UVB can burn our skin. Our skin is exposed roughly 20 times more to UVA rays (95%) than UVB rays (5%)! And UVB penetrates into epidermis layer however UVA penetrates deeply into dermis layer hence damaging our collagen, elastin fibres and even DNA, causing premature aging like sun spots, wrinkles, photo-aging, dull-looking skin, uneven skin tone, enlarged pores and even skin cancer.

Do you know UVA rays are present all year long even on a cloudy day? In addition, UVA rays cannot be filtered by clouds or windows.

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La Roche-Posay, famous for their Anthelios sunscreens, has recently introduced a new addition to the Anthelios sunscreen line – DRY TOUCH GEL-CREAM SPF50+.

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Containing the highest protection at SPF 50+, DRY TOUCH GEL-CREAM SPF50+ is formulated to instantly absorb by skin, leaving no shine or white residue with an ultra-dry finish. It is empowered by the “toque seco” [dry touch] innovation, emblematic of Brazilian suncare products.

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It gives a comfortable soft velvety texture which is non-oily, non-sticky and ultra-matte that is imperceptible on skin.

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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.

Best Review Vitamin C Serum



Cellex-C Advanced-C Serum

Product claims : This formulation contains 17.5% vitamin C in a com- bination of free form and hydro- lyzed ascorbic acid to maximize visible benefits to the skin in the shortest possible time.



DDF C3 Plus Serum

Product claims : An extra light, tri-complex Vitamin C serum synerg- istically formulated with penta- peptide (Matrixyl) to maximize visible improvement of fine lines, wrinkles and loss of skin tone and firmness. Helps increase the production of collagen for a more lifted facial contour. Provides preventative as well as restorative results.



DHC Vitamin C Essence

Product claims : Our most concentrated antioxidant treat- ment yet utilizes vitamin C to strengthen skin by boosting its natural defenses. Research shows that antioxidants, such as vitamin C, are perhaps the most effective ingredients in minimizing the visible signs of age. Vitamin C Essence has excellent penetrating power and is packaged in a special drop tube to help you target the areas that need it most and minimize waste. Use it any time to help protect skin against the destructive elements that cause visible aging.



La Roche-Posay Biomedic Potent-C 10.5 Concentrate

Product claims : This intensive wrinkle corrector significantly reduces facial fine lines and wrinkles. Improves dull looking skin and uneven texture.




MD Skincare by Dr. Dennis Gross Hydra-Pure Vitamin C Serum

Product claims : Promotes optimal skin function with a high per- formance complex of Vitamin C. This nourishing serum contains three forms of Vitamin C to provide maximum efficacy. Vitamin C works in the lipid-soluble and water-soluble layers of the skin so this potent and effective serum has been created to deliver the appropriate form of Vitamin C to each layer of the skin. Vitamin C is singled out as the most potent anti-aging ingredient, requiring its own formula with multiple forms of Vitamin C to provide maximum benefits to the skin without irritation.


Why do we need Vitamin C serum?

Vitamin C serum helps to make fresh collagen and elastin in the skin. It addresses the appearance of the lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, and loss of firmness and elasticity that occur with aging. The ultimate goal in skin care is to encourage the skin’s own collagen-producing machinery and stimulate collagen repair.

Things to note

Vitamin C serum is a skin-stimulating products usually may leave your skin somewhat irritated, especially initially. All you need to do is to seal up the skin with feel good moisturizer.

If you still encounter irritation after two weeks, STOP using the product immediately.