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Mother’s Day Gift Set, Complimentary From Lemongrass House

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A few days ago, I was delighted to receive a complimentary gift set specially for Mother’s Day from Lemongrass House which I’m going to present to my mom tonight. Many thanks to Lemongrass House for the lovely gift set.

In honor of Mother’s Day Lemongrass House, Thailand’s leading supplier of fresh handmade spa products, is offering a promotion (which ends today) on its most relaxing scents as to create the perfect at home spa experience for mama this special day.

To pamper mum with gift of relaxation, you can find a perfect gift at Lemongrass House by creating a personalised at home spa experience with relaxing scents such as Lavender, Blue Chamomile, Rose and Ylang Ylang.

To thank my wonderful mommy, I’ve specially picked Lavender as this is one of her favorite relaxing scents.

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Mommy, Thank You!

In the gift box, it contains Lemongrass House Lavender Aromatic Room & Pillow Spray, Lavender & Vanilla Moisturising Jojoba Bread Body Scrub, Shea & Lavender Extra Moisturising Hand Cream and Relaxing Massage & Body Oil.

Lavender Aromatic Room & Pillow Spray will definitely help my mom to relax and sleep better at night. It is sulphate and paraben free.

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Lavender Extra Moisturising Hand Cream (contains unrefined shea butter, cocoa butter and coconut oil) comes in handy as it can help to moisturise her dry hands and soothe her mind after a hard day of household chores.

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Lavender & Vanilla Moisturising Jojoba Bread Body Scrub consists of pure lavender essential oil, jojoba oil, aloe vera and green tea extract. I believe my mom will love the smooth texture and its refreshing scent.

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Something new for my mom! This Relaxing Massage & Body Oil can be used to moisturize on a damp or dry skin after a bath/shower. It can also be used to massage her tired body too.

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Lemongrass House, A One-Stop Aromatherapy Shop

If you are a fan of aromatherapy products, you should be familiar with Lemongrass House by now! If you are not, here’s a brief introduction of Lemongrass House :

Lemongrass House produces fresh handmade spa products that are against animal testing. Their formulas are based on a deeply rooted environmental commitment. All ingredients are fresh and derived from safe, renewable resources. They contain no animal ingredients, no perfumes, dyes, artificial colorings, sulphates, parabens or preservatives making it cruelty-free and toxin-free. Simple but attractive packaging made from recycled or recyclable materials is strictly used.

Lemongrass House have been the leading supplier of fresh handmade spa products to some of the world’s luxurious spas and resorts. Scents are custom-made specifically to match the resorts brand identity.

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Lemongrass House Singapore Locators

Liang Court Shopping Centre
177 River Valley Road
Liang Court #B1-26
Singapore 179030
Tel: 6100 0807

313 @Somerset
313 Orchard Road
#B2-14, 313 @ Somerset
Singapore 238895
Tel: 6100 0806

PARCO P3-20
9 Raffles Boulevard
Millenia Walk
Singapore 039596
Tel: 6100 0309

Raffles City Shopping Centre
252 North Bridge Road
03-07A Raffles City Shopping Centre
Singapore 179103
Tel: 6336 7109

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Lemongrass House – A One-Stop Aromatherapy Shop

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Last week, I was cordially invited for the grand opening of Lemongrass House‘s fourth retail outlet at Raffles City Shopping Centre #03-07A. I was glad to have attended this exclusive private event.

I truly enjoyed this lighthearted event and it was very very relaxing. I guess it was probably due to the soothing aromatherapy scent in this new cozy outlet. This event was so much different from what I have usually attended before. Instead of understanding the technology or ingredients behind the skin care products, all I need to do is to appreciate the different natural scents and to discover what is the scent I actually adore most.

Personally I’m not very familiar with aromatherapy products and scents. I only have superficial knowledge on aromatherapy and only familiar with the more common ones such as lavender, sandalwood, rose and lemongrass. In fact, before I can discover other plentiful lovely scents, I have already started falling in love with anything on aromatherapy.

For many years, aromatherapy has been known as one of the most popular traditions in the world for curing common ailments. Aromatherapy, a healing power of scent, is commonly used to calm, energize and relax body, reduce depression, release tension/stress, improve body wellness and many more.

This exclusive visit has given me an opportunity to uncover the magic of aromatherapy. Earlier in the day of this event, I was in fact very stressed up with work. And to my surprise, after I’ve gotten a whiff of some lovely essential oils (especially Happiness & Joy scents), my mood changed for the better and I felt joyful instantly. ;-)

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About Lemongrass House

Lemongrass House, specialized in aromatherapy products, is a pioneer of aromatherapy products to major hotels and spas in Thailand and around the world. Their formulas are based on a deeply rooted environmental commitment and all their ingredients are fresh and derived from safe, renewable resources. They mostly use organic ingredients. Their products contain no animal ingredients and have not been tested on animals.

Their product line has been known over the years for integrity, creativity and quality. Simple but attractive packaging made from recycled or recyclable materials is used. The secret of their success lies in the quality and concentration of essential oils, specialized hand blending and the unique aromatic effects of each product.

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Lemongrass House – A One-Stop Aromatherapy Shop

At Lemongrass House, you can find many products range from Diffuser, Shower Gel, Body Lotion, Shampoo, Conditioner, Essential Oil, Room Spray, Soap Bar, Insect Repeller, Massage Oil, Facial Toner, Face Scrub, Hair Oil, Kids Bubble Bath, Kids Shampoo & Body Wash, Hand Soap, Body Scrub, Bathrobes (adults & kids), and many many more………..

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My Search For The BEST & WORST Beauty Products In 2009

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Well, as a skincare fanatic, scouting for GOOD, BAD or NEW beauty products can be a fun thing. Very often, I will get to discover some interesting skincare/cosmetic products while helping my readers to search for appropriate products simultaneously.

Here’s the overview of my search for the BEST and WORST beauty products in 2009. Any GOOD or BAD products which I have found before 2009 will not be featured here.

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Mario Badescu Skin Care – Hollywood Celebrities Fave Skin Care Is Now Available In Singapore

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Ever wonder what are the skin care products your favourites celebrities like Ashley Judd, Jennifer Aniston, Paris Hilton, Liv Tyler and Charlize Theron are using? There is no secret, the answer is Mario Badescu Skin Care.

And it is now make possible to treat your skin like they do as Mario Badescu Skin Care is now available in Singapore.

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JUICE BEAUTY – Highest Organic Content In Skincare, Is It Worth A Try?

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Organic products have lately been gaining appeal for their beneficial anti-oxidants, as well as lack of pesticides and other chemicals. I’m personally not an organic lovers and have yet to try any organic skincare products as I’m afraid some of the ‘natural’ ingredients may irritate my sensitive skin.

A week ago while I was shopping at Sephora Ion Orchard, this organic brand ‘JUICE BEAUTY’ caught my attention and decided to study the ingredients and was amazed what I have found on some products.

Juice Beauty capitalizes on the current organic trend nicely by offering some interesting products that are almost 100% organic. Though it’s hard to find an actual anti-aging product from Juice Beauty, there are many products that appear to be beneficial for the skin. There is a full green apple line that consists of facial peels, eye creams and anti-oxidant serums.

About Juice Beauty

Founded by Karen Behnke and Melissa Jochlim, who believe that a healthy, organic lifestyle not only applies to what we eat but also, what we put on our faces and bodies. Juice Beauty is committed to providing effective organic solutions for healthy, radiant skin.

Juice Beauty Skincare Is Up To 95% Certified Organic… Among the Highest Organic Content In Skincare…Because Of Their Powerful Patent Pending Organic Juice Base

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Review – Darphin Mild Aroma Peeling – Can This Botanical Product Remove Dead Skin Cells

I know many of you adore natural ingredients and botanical extracts, then you may want to consider Darphin Paris which is now available at VivoCity Tangs. Darphin’s belief is that beauty comes from inner balance and harmony of the body, mind and soul. Although it sounds great as an image-enhancing philosophy, but it doesn’t make a significant difference in the appearance of your skin.

I’m not a fan on skin care products using natural ingredients and botanical extracts. In my opinion, I’m a bit skeptical on their limitation and ability to actually help tackle skin issues or skin rejuvenation. In fact, research has shown that there are some common botanical ingredients are said to create serious skin inflammation and thereby accelerate skin aging.

Recently, when I managed to obtain a free 3.5ml sample on this Darphin Mild Aroma Peeling, I was actually quite excited and curious to test the product and to see if this botanical product is able exfoliate my dead skin cells.

Product claims

Gently removes impurities and clears away dead cells to reveal fresher, glowing skin that’s perfectly prepared and receptive to the benefits of additional treatments.

Ingredients

Although Darphin Mild Aroma Peeling is considered a botanical skin care product, but the ingredients found in the product are not 100% natural.

Darphin Mild Aroma Peeling still contains many synthetic ingredients and parabens as preservatives.

Let see what are some of the natural ingredients found in the product can do to your skin. Citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel extract – potent skin sensitizer and irritant. Ananas sativus (pineapple) fruit extract – has irritating properties that can break down the connecting layers between skin cells to exfoliate skin. Saponaria officinalis extract – plant extract with detergent cleansing properties. Santalum album (sandalwood) oil – is a skin-irritant that is usually used as a fragrance. Linalool – a potent skin irritant.

Texture

The texture for this Darphin Mild Aroma Peeling is in fact quite similar to Hazeline Snow White Cream. Creamy, fine-grained and slightly silky in texture.

Review

As per instruction, I apply a thin layer of Darphin Mild Aroma Peeling over my face and neck avoiding the eye contour area. After leaving it on for a few minutes, I hold my skin between two fingers and gently rub off with circular motions. I realize it is in fact a difficult task to rub off the dried-up mask, the mask seems to absorb onto the skin and not much residue could come off. And after rinsing off with lukewarm water, my skin feels dehydrated and no ‘friction’ at all. I wonder if is the lemon or pineapple ingredient doing the trick. A bad bad feeling!

Sad to say, Darphin Mild Aroma Peeling doesn’t remove the impurities and clears away dead cells as promised. My skin neither feels fresh nor glowing.

Anyway with this poor formulation, I’m not surprise with the result.

Although, it contains numerous natural ingredients which are potent skin-irritants, so far I never encounter any reaction from it.

Rating

Will I buy it? I doubt so

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Darphin Paris @VivoCity Tangs

Darphin from Paris, founded by Pierre Darphin in 1958, is now available at VivoCity Tangs. If you are fond of skin care using plant extracts and botanical aromas, Darphin Paris may be right for you.

The virtues of aromatherapy

Darphin’s beauty protocol features unique Aromatic Care formulas that contain inhalant blends of aromatic essences in their purest state. Used in custom precision blends, these beneficial aromatic extractions and essential oils help stimulate the senses, transform the body and evoke a feeling of overall beauty and well-being.

3D Beauty Expert Program

To provide truly individualized skin care, Darphin skin care addresses both ‘skin type’ and ‘skin condition’. Three complementary daily formulas – a Serum, an Aromatic Care and a Cream – are custom selected to address the total dimensions of your skin’s needs.

Darphin’s easy beauty skin care routine :

A.M. – REPAIR with a Serum + REPLENISH with a Cream/Fluid

P.M. – RESTORE with an Aromatic Care + REPLENISH with a Cream/Fluid

Darphin Serums - treat your skin’s ever-changing, specific problems and needs, and help repair your skin’s appearance.

Darphin Aromatic Cares - help balance your skin conditions and restore a sense of well-being, critical to your inner and outer beauty.

Darphin Creams - help replenish moisture and deliver corrective and protective benefits to address your skin’s as well as current and future needs.

My Opinion (No hard feeling Darphin!)

Many of you may presume that using plant-extract ingredients is the best option for the skin in a long run. But frankly, I’m not into it.

Ironically, many people may think of natural ingredients as being less irritating, but scientifically, many ‘natural’ ingredients do have some risks to the skin especially those with sensitive skin. They may cause inflammation and require more preservatives due to the breakdown of the plant ingredients and the presence of fungi on the plant extracts.

If you have sensitive skin…..

Avoid these ingredients like lemon, lime, ylang ylang, lavender, eugenol, hydroxycitronelial, mint, cinnamic alcohol and sandalwood.

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