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Review – ROC Soft Smoothing Scrub


A few months ago, I have received a complimentary ROC Soft Smoothing Scrub. I didn’t get to review it much earlier as I was still using a facial scrub from other brand at the time.

ROC, a French anti-aging skincare expert, is one of first skincare companies that offers stabilized Retinol formulated skincare products at the drugstore. Retinol, the non-prescription and mildest form of Vitamin A, is proven to treat wrinkles and fine lines effectively.

Exfoliation is an important part of my skincare regimen. Exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells on the surface, improve skin texture and appearances of fine lines and wrinkles. When dead skin cells are removed, it creates a barrier for the skin to absorb the nutrients from the following skincare products.

As we age, the cell regeneration process slows down, causing excess dead skin cells to pile on the skin resulting to a dry, rough and dull-looking skin. Accumulated dead skin cells can cause clogged pores and blemishes too. And one of the best remedies is to exfoliate the skin regularly.


Product Claim

Deep but gentle facial cleansing: exfoliates, smoothes and cleanses the skin in one application.

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RoC SUBLIME ENERGY – The World’s 1st Electro-stimulation Technology In A Cream


A few Saturdays ago, I’ve attended my very first RoC event to preview a new range of interesting and breakthrough anti-aging products – RoC Sublime Energy.


Experience the world’s first electro-stimulation technology in a cream

RoC, a trusted French skincare expert and a member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, introduced you the latest skin care breakthrough inspired by electro-stimulation technology.

RoC Sublime Energy is the world’s first bioelectricity skin care in a cream to jumpstart your skin’s cell renewal process.

RoC Sublime Energy comprises of :

RoC Sublime Energy Day – S$92 / 30ml x 2

Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles, while brightening skin and boosting radiance. Also contains SPF 20 for essential sun protection.


RoC Sublime Energy Eye – S$75 / 10ml x 2

Noticeably improves the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. Regular use will also result in the visible reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet, and a brighter and younger-looking eye area. In a clinical evaluation on 34 subjects, it was found that immediately upon application, the appearance of :
- Puffiness improved by 57%
- Wrinkles improved by 36%
- Eye bags improved by 33%
- Dark circles improved by 21%


RoC Sublime Energy Night – S$95 / 30ml x 2

Reduces the appearance of wrinkles, sagging skin and brown spots. Evens out skin tone. Lifts facial contours and promotes softer, smoother and firmer skin.


So how can electro-stimulation and bioelectricity affect our skin? Well before I explain further, firstly just imagine our body as a giant battery. For example as above picture, when we touch the plasma ball, the energy is actually using us as an escape route.

And since the day we were born, it uses bioelectricity as an electrical signaling system to optimize communication between cells. When cells actively ‘talk’ to each other, skin repairs itself to stay youthful, baby-smooth, and blissfully free of dullness and fine lines.

Unfortunately, as we age, these bioelectric signals between cells diminish, leading to the reduced production of essential proteins such as collagen and elastin. Fine lines, wrinkles, loss of firmness, uneven skin tone and other signs of aging start creeping up on us. Sagging, lack of firmness and uneven skin tone will appear on our face.


5 Facts About Bioelectricity

1. Bioelectricity is everywhere

It is present in all living things, with low level voltages and electrical currents existing in the living cells and tissues of human beings, animals and plants.

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Review – Can RoC Retin-Ox Wrinkle Filler Cream Eliminate Wrinkles?


I have heard and read numerous good reviews on this brand RoC, a Johnson & Johnson brand, and have always wanted to try this brand for the longest time. One thing that hold me back is their potent ingredient – Retinol.

Retinol, the mildest form of vitamin A, may cause birth defects and it should not be used by women who are pregnant. As you guys should know by now that I was before desperately trying for a baby hence I do not want to risk my chance for that.

RoC, the french anti-aging skin care experts, has been at the forefront of skin care innovation. It has developed the first hypoallergenic skincare products in 1957 and Retinol Actif Pur, the first pure and stabilized form of vitamin A, a pioneer treatment in the visible reduction of wrinkles in 1995.

RoC was the first to formulate stabilized Retinol, a scientific proven anti-aging ingredient and RoC products are primarily sold in the skin care sections of drug stores nationwide. 

A colleague of mine has given me this RoC Retin-Ox Wrinkle Filler Cream sample and I was looking forward to try my first RoC product actually.

Product profile

RoC Wrinkle Filler combines the anti-wrinkle properties of Retinol with the immediate filling properties of hyaluronic acid in a rich moisturising formula. Your skin looks visibly smoother, the appearance of wrinkles is reduced. 


The key ingredient, Retinol, is the mildest and non-prescription form of vitamin A. Studies have shown that vitamin A stimulates the production of new skin cells, increases cell turnover and build collagen. Unlike Retin-A and Renova – the more potent and prescription form of vitamin A which can cause irritation, Retinol is less likely to get irritated and therefore is ideal for people who are starting out on vitamin A.

RoC Retin-Ox Wrinkle Filler Cream also contains hyaluronic acid, a good water-binding agent, which helps to plump the skin and visibly smoothing wrinkles.

Other beneficial ingredients are …. ascorbic acid (a form of vitamin C) and tocopheryl acetate (also known as vitamin E) which are good antioxidants.

Allantoin is an effective anti irritant and dihydroxy methyl chromone is claimed to boost the anti-aging performance of hyaluronic acid and retinol, and helps to balance skin.


Although RoC Retin-Ox Wrinkle Filler Cream is claimed to help rapidly smoothes the appearance of wrinkles, plumps and smoothes skin but some reports have shown that the amount of retinol on RoC Retin-Ox Wrinkle Filler Cream is barely a dusting and therefore the skin won’t receive much or benefit from it.

So after a close up examining, I have noticed very slight and faintly visible improvement on fine lines at the forehead and areas below crows feet. But there is no visible improvement on deeper lines and wrinkles like crows feet and nasalabial folds. There is also no effect on skin moisture and texture though.

I like the smooth and slight creamy texture and it does not leave my skin feeling greasy at all.

RoC Retin-Ox Wrinkle Filler Cream, a 30ml day and night moisturizer, is Quality Standards Formulated to minimise the risk of allergy and Non-comedogenic that would not clog pores. It can be applied in the morning as a base for make-up, and/or at night to your face and neck.


Will I buy it? Maybe


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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.