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New NIVEA In-Shower Body Lotion Skin Conditioner


After introducing the first “water in oil” emulsion that set the market standard 50 years ago in 1963, and in November 2013, NIVEA is proud to launch an innovative range of body care, a convenient new way to moisturize while in the shower.

nivea in-shower body lotion skin conditioner

Introducing NIVEA In-Shower Intensive Body Lotion Skin Conditioner that works in 4 simple steps :

1. WASH – Use your normal shower product and rinse off
2. APPLY – Apply NIVEA’s new In-Shower while still in the shower
3. RINSE – Rinse off any residues
4. READY – Dry yourself, get dressed and go

NIVEA In-Shower Skin Conditioner comes in 2 variants:

  • NIVEA In-Shower Skin Conditioner (Intensive) for Dry Skin (blue bottle)
  • NIVEA In-Shower Skin Conditioner for Normal Skin (white bottle)

Both retails at S$7.90 each for 250ml.

nivea in-shower body lotion skin conditioner

Recently, I was invited to try out NIVEA’s first In-Shower Skin Conditioner that is available in 2 formulations – for normal skin and for dry skin.

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Review – Nivea Body UV Whitening Serum SPF 25 PA++


Nivea Body UV Whitening Serum SPF 25 PA++

Recently, I was invited to review a new interesting body product, and without much hesitation, I accepted the offer swiftly. It is the new Nivea Body UV Whitening Serum SPF 25 PA++. A whitening serum for body? Wow! Sounds interesting! I’m so keen to try it because it is the first whitening body serum for intensive whitening and repair of accumulated dull and sun-damaged skin. Plus it comes with sun protection SPF 25 PA++ and is enriched with 95% pure Vitamin C!

Majority of Asian women are known to love fair complexion as fairness is equated with beauty and youth. Interestingly, many Asian women will often invest a huge amount of time and money into whitening and sun protection for face, but neglect the needs of their bodies. Since our body is also exposed to the same sun exposure as our face, but how many of you actually apply sun protection products on our body too? Sad to say I actually don’t and I’m one of those lazy ones who have also neglected to protect my body against the harmful sun exposure too. Well, you should be aware by now that frequent exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays can cause skin damage, wrinkling and speed up skin aging.

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Use Home Microdermabrasion To Deal With Loss Of Radiance Skin


Dealing with a loss of radiance can easily be treated with OTC products. The key to waking up blah skin is to clean out the pores increase skin cell turnover, regenerate collagen, and brighten and polish the skin’s surface when you exfoliate. One of the easy regimen is home microdermabrasion.

Dr. Denese New York Microdermabrastion Cream

US$35.00 / 4 ounces

Product claims : Helps improve the appearance of dull, sallow skin tone. Safe for all skin types, it also works to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Side notes : This product has sufficient oil and emollients to prevent pumice, one of the more abrasive scrub agents available, from being too rough on skin. It contains tiny amounts of a few irritating plant extracts.


Kiehl’s Epidermal Re-Texturizing Micro-Dermabrasion

US$40.00 / 2.5 ounces

Product claims : Immediately smoothes and conditions skin, re-texturizes skin’s surface, reducing the appearance of facial lines and pore size.

Side notes : The emollients and silicone in the product help protect skin from the alumina, which is the abrasive agent and may be a bit rough on the skin. Fragrance-free scrub for normal to dry skin.


Neutrogena Advanced Solutions at Home MicroDermabrasion System


Product claims : Immediately enhances surface cell turnover for visibly fresher, smoother, baby soft skin. In week 1, boosts skins clarity for visibly brighter skin that glows with youthful radiance, and by week 4, diminishes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and sun damage.

Side notes : This microdermabrasion set is an all-in-one kit which includes a battery-powered, hand-held device with two speeds, two sponge heads, a unit for storing the device between uses, and the Micro-Oxide Crystallized Cream. Survey has shown that consumers find it a challenge to remove the cream, which contains aluminum oxide, even after rinsing off with water.


Is Home Microdermabrasion right for you?

If your skin is not sensitive and not too dry, or especially if you have oily skin, you can use a microdermabrasion cream up to twice a week. Those with normal or slightly dry skin can try once a week. If you’re sensitive, stick to once ever two weeks. 

You also need to make sure your skin is properly hydrated, because skin that is plumped up with moisture automatically looks a lot better. Be sure be combine them with a treatment cream that speeds up cell turnover rate.

Home Microdermabrasion v.s. Home Peeling

Many doctors believe that an ideal way to return radiance to the skin is to combine home peeling (chemical exfoliators) with home microdermabrasion (mechanical exfoliators). The active ingredients that tighten pores, improve overall firmness, and bring back the glow are glycolic and lactic acid. Start off peeling no more than once a week. Never do a peel on the same day as microdermabrasion. This can cause serious irritation.

Abrasive agents

Look for microdermabrasion creams with very fine granules. Avoid any dermabrasion product that contains coarse particles, such as apricot shell, that can scratch the skin. The object is to micropolish the skin without scratching or irritating it.


The Benefits Of Sunscreen With Vitamin A, C & E

Sun protection is nevertheless the most important yet most often neglected anti-aging and cancer preventing treatment you can use.

Sun block alone is not enough. New research indicates that the addition of topical antioxidants like Vitamins A, C and E significantly increase the protection from the harmful effects of sunlight above and beyond the protection afforded by sun block alone. These antioxidants neutralise the free radicals triggered by UV rays, preventing them from causing skin aging and darkening.

There is also increasing evidence that vitamin C shields the skin from the sun’s burning rays, especially when it’s applied in high concentrations or combined with vitamin E, sunscreens, and skin soothers.


Neutrogena Age Shield Sunblock SPF 30 / SPF 45

Product claims : Has the most effective UVA – blocking technology avail- able, this broad-spectrum sunblock defends skin against UVA and UVB rays. Waterproof and sweat-proof, it contains Anti-Oxidant A, C and E to combat environmental damage.


Paula’s Choice Extra Care Non-Greasy Sunscreen SPF 45

Product claims : This antioxidant-rich sunscreen provides broad-spectrum sun protection without leaving a greasy or waxy film on skin. Formulated for the face and body, it may be worn under makeup and is ideal for outdoor activities because it is very water-resistant. Extra Care Non-Greasy Sunscreen SPF 45 slips on smoothly and leaves skin with a softly radiant matte finish.


Peter Thomas Roth Uber-Dry Sunscreen Cream SPF 30

Product claims : So uber-dry…you won’t even know it’s on! Revolutionary, uber- lightweight, water resistant formula leaves an invisible veil of SPF 30 that is undetectable to the touch. Absorbs quickly for a shine-free, non-sticky, residue-free finish. Rich with anti-oxidant vitamins A, C & E. PABA and fragrance-free.


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.

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Cosmedicine Eye Specialist Essential Moisture Treatment

Product claims :

An ultra-rich, easily absorbed eye cream that helps restore moisture loss to the delicate eye area.

- Restores Moisture
- Contains Vitamins A, C, E, Bs & Green Tea



Elizabeth Arden Prevage Eye Anti-Aging Moisturizing Treatment

Product claims : Exclusive eye treatment with I-seryl Complex and clinically proven Idebenone. This revolutionary antioxidant is a powerful skin revitalizer, proven to help prevent oxidation on the skin, a leading cause of the signs of skin aging.



MD Skincare by
Dr. Dennis Gross Continuous Eye Hydrati

Product claims : Continuous Eye hydration advanced Technology provides essential moisture to the eye area without the use of heavy oils or waxes. This product was created to enhance the effects of the key ingredients while helping to prevent milia-causing residue and diminish the appearance of crow’s feet in the delicate eye area. Phospholipids provide immediate and long-term hydration. Caffeine and Cucumber Extract counteract puffiness that an occur from intense moisturization in the delicate eye area. This greaseless, lightweight formula absorbs quickly and also helps protect against free radicals with Ubiquinone and Vitamins C and E.


Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Intensive Eye Cream

Product claims : Replenishes skin with line-plumping moisture while visibly reducing the look of deep under-eye wrinkles and dark circles. Smooth Deep Wrinkles with Retinol SA. The patented Sustained Action formula continuously renews the look of skin through- out the day helping smooth even the deepest wrinkles, plus safe ultra-moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid to help plump up the look of deep wrinkles from within. You’ll see noticeably younger-looking skin every day.


N.V. Perricone Advanced Eye Area Therapy

Product claims : This all in one lotion helps prevent and correct every eye area concern: puffiness, dark circles, fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration.

With continued use, the delicate skin around the eyes will appear more toned, firmed and bright. Skin will take on a more healthy and youthful appearance.



ProActiv Solution Nourishing Eye Cream

Product claims : Helps hydrate and soothe the fragile skin around the delicate eye area with a special blend of anti-oxidants and skin brighteners like cucumber, chamomile, vitamin C and soy extract.



RoC Canada Retin-OL Multi-Correxion Multi-Corrective Eye Cream

Product claims : Effectively reduces wrinkles, dark circles and bags. This high-performance care combines Retinol and Multi-Vitamin-Ox-Complex for clinically pro- ven action on the multiple signs of aging in the eye contour area. Thanks to an exclusive formula, this gentle but highly effective eye cream over time visibly reduces the appearance of wrinkles and diminishes dark circles and bags, as well as signs of fatigue.



Shiseido Bio-Performance Super Eye Contour Cream

Product claims : This powerful blend of the most technologically advanced ingredients is the latest addition to the Bio-Performance line. The multitasking formula helps treat and prevent fine lines, wrinkles, dullness and dark circles.



SkinCeuticals Eye Cream Firming Treatment

Product claims : Combats puffiness, sagging skin and dark circles around the delicate eye area. Protects against environmental aggres- sors, supports collagen synthesis accelerates the skin’s ability to repair itself and enhances hydration.



Skincare products – To minimize enlarged pores

For normal to oily or blemish-prone skin

  • Neutrogena Pore Refining Cream SPF 15*
  • Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control 3-in-1 Hydrating Acne Treatment
  • Clearasil Daily Blackhead Control Pads with Natural Sea Salt
  • Paula’s Choice 1% Beta Hydroxy Acid Gel
  • Murad Night Reform Treatment

For normal to dry skin

  • Neutrogena Healthy Skin Face Lotion
  • Neostrata Exuviance Professional Rejuvenating Complex
  • Neostrata Daytime Protection Cream SPF 15*
  • Paula’s Choice 8% Alpha Hydroxy Acid Gel
  • M.D. Formulations Moisture Defense Antioxidant Lotion

Before you start

  • Always cleanse before applying product. Use toner if you have oily skin, as well as an eye cream.
  • Morning regimens must include use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen of your choice.
  • Don’t starve your skin of hydration if you have combination skin, you still need to use a lightweight moisturizer.
  • You may not need to scrub your skin when using any of these products.

Things to note

  • * With SPF 15, use it only in the day.
  • If you use one of these products, you should begin to see some results right away. Pores will continue to be minimized the longer you use them.
  • Go gentle at the start, use the product every other days for the first 2 weeks. If no irritation occurs, you can start using it everyday. Do not over-use any of these products, twice a day will be sufficient.
  • If you start to encounter irritation, STOP using the product immediately.