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Preview Sothys Hydradvance Cosmeceutic Programme Hydrating Range

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One of the most effective way to upkeep my youthful and healthy looking skin is to constantly maintain a well-hydrated skin. If my skin is not properly hydrated, fine lines and wrinkles appear more visible, dehydrated lines on the cheek areas become noticeable and my skin will tend to get oilier too. My skin will also appear dull-looking, rough and lack of suppleness. At times, it may get itchy and sensitive too.

Proper skin hydration will improve the barrier function of the skin, accelerate skin metabolism and promote skin regeneration. Some doctors believe that it can even improve collagen production too. Hence it is important to keep our skin hydrating as dehydrated skin is actually one of the main causes of aging skin.

Dehydrated skin is commonly caused by external environmental factors (such as sun exposure, cold, winds, air-conditioning, hot baths) and physiological factors due to aging, poor skin barrier function and skin dryness.

3 weeks ago, I have attended a afternoon private Sothys Concoction Event held at Lawry’s Prime Rib @ Mandarin Orchard Gallery to preview Sothys Hydradvance Cosmeceutic Programme.

Hydradvance Cosmeceutic Programme comprises of (from left) Hydradvance Intensive Hydrating Serum, Hydra-Nourishing Mask, Hydradvance Light Hydrating Cream and Hydradvance Comfort Hydrating Cream.

“Inspired by GENE science, Sothys’ advance research in cosmetogenomics have ingeniously created Hydradvance Cosmeceutic Programme using Sothys’ patented H2CR@ Cosmeceutic Complex to boost the healthy cells and 1055 Boletus Extract to stimulate the genes to restore skin’s ability to REHYDRATE itself.”

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Sothys [W]+ Brightening Cosmeceutic Programme

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Two Thursday ago, 3 bloggers and I were privileged to be invited to our first Sothys bloggers event to preview their latest Cosmeceutic Line – [W]+ Brightening Cosmeceutic Programme. This private event was held at Heart Bistro @ Palais Renaissance.

(From left) Gin, myself, Sharon and Yvonne were invited for this exclusive private session.

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Through Sothy‘s discoveries and observations, dull complexion and pigmented spots may result due to the following :

Pigmentation & Reproduction

Wrinkles are not the only sign of aging that is effected by passage of time. Dull looking skin and pigmentation are also the common signs of premature aging too. The pigmentation can be affected by various factors such as UV exposure, hormone imbalances, skin aging and/or stress.

The Power of Light

Skin color we perceive is in fact the resultant of the combined effects of absorption, scattering and reflection of light by internal skin structures, which are called chromophores. There are 3 types of chromophores – Haemoglobin, Collagen and Melanin.

Just as the quantity of melanin changes with exposure to sun, it progressively affect the other chromophores. Haemoglobin chromophore leads to the formation of pro-inflammatory messengers and causes localized redness. Melanin chromophore caused local hyperproduction of melanin that leads to pigment spots and Collagen chromophore causes a reduction synthesis of support macromolecules and result uneven skin tone, skin roughness, wrinkles and aging. Therefore, the correct balance between these molecules contributes to the uniformity of skin color, radiance of the complexion.

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Dual Performance

[W]+ Brightening Cosmeceutic Programme is formulated with Sothys exclusive H2CR® Cosmeceutic Complex and [W]+ Complex, the active ingredients boost the pool of healthy cells and act on 4 key biological mechanism of skin color to obtain a maximum overall brightening action of the complex :

  1. Optimized cell renewal
  2. Reduction of melanin synthesis
  3. Limitation of melanin transfer
  4. Equilibrium between light scattering and reflection

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New [W]+ Brightening Cosmeceutic Programme

[W]+ Brightening Cosmeceutic Programme consists of (from left) : [W]+ Brightening Mask, [W]+ Brightening Preparative Lotion, [W]+ Brightening Double Action Serum, [W]+ Brightening Serum with Pure Vitamin C and [W]+ Brightening Fluid. And this is the correct sequence if you are using the full range.

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1. [W]+ Brightening Mask - S$135 / 50ml

[W]+ Brightening Mask is claimed to instantly brighten up the skin while providing softness and smoothness.

Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water. My skin does appear superficial brighter after application.

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2. [W]+ Brightening Preparative Lotion - S$93 / 200ml

[W]+ Brightening Preparative Lotion is formulated with H2CR® Cosmeceutic Complex, [W]+ Complex and Prickly Pear extract that helps to moisturize, smooth and impart radiance to the complexion while preparing the skin for other products in the programme.

Surprisingly, the texture is pretty thick as a lotion.

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3. [W]+ Brightening Double Action Serum – S$219 / 10ml x 2

[W]+ Brightening Double Action Serum provides intensive dual action, 1. Brightening Solution (white cover) and 2. Peeling (black cover), to eliminate pigment spots and provide immediate brightening result.

1. Brightening Solution (white cover), a lightweight emollient texture, contains H2CR® Cosmeceutic Complex and [W]+ Complex to reduce spot color and provide a radiance, uniformly and luminous complexion.

There are two methods of application for (1) : Apply on the entire face during the day for overall radiance. And apply locally on the spot during the day and night to tackle target spot.

2. Peeling (black cover), a slight creamy texture, is formulated with Sothys’ exclusive of AHC + BHA + AHA and water lily complex to soothe and exfoliate dead cells for an immediate brightening complexion.

Apply (2) to the entire face during the night and avoid eye contour area.

This duo serum absorbs onto the skin pretty well. My skin appears somewhat brighter.

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Review – Sothys Shaping Neck Care

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When it comes to skin care, I believe most women tend to focus on their faces, forgetting about the other parts of their bodies. And neck is one area that most women will probably neglect.

How often or do you specially buy products for the neck? In fact, the neck often gives away a woman’s age. Many women as young as early 20s have already started to see their first telltale sign of aging on their neck.

As the skin around the neck is much thinner than the face, it therefore tends to age more readily than the face. The most common signs of neck aging are unsightly strands and bands of skin and muscle, turkey necks, horizontal lines and double chin.

Since young, I never neglect taking good care of my neck. Even till now at 40s, I will always apply sufficient sunscreen and moisturizer on the neck. To firm up my neck, I will also perform a diy neck stretching massage after my day and night regimen.

Click here to view the neck massage video demonstration.

I have recently received my first neck product and it was from Sothys Singapore. Sothys Shaping Neck Care, priced at S$129 in 30ml, is my first Sothys product I will be reviewing. In fact, this is not the first Sothys product I have tested. More than ten years ago, I used to adore their hydrating mask very much and I would always replenish it whenever I finished it.

If you are unfamiliar with SOTHYS and here’s a brief description of the brand :

SOTHYS is a professional skincare line from France. Founded in Paris in 1946 by a medical biologist, Dr. Hotz, who dedicated himself to healing the severe conditions of burn victims in the aftermath of World War II. Their expertise is in skincare treatments. They advocate the synergistic use of serums with their respective home care ranges to preserve and maintain treatment results. Hence they are used and sold by trained aestheticians for face and body treatments in the salons. They are not available over the counter. Read on to find out the SOTHYS Contract Salons and Dealer Salons.

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Sothys Shaping Neck Care

Product Profile

Sothys Shaping Neck Care is specially researched and developed to fight gravity and manage cutaneous looseness and sagging. Formulated with Mamaku Extract, Watercress and Biomimetic peptides remodel the neck contour, and refine and re-sculpt the lower part of the face, neck and d©colletage.

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Ingredients

Sothys Shaping Neck Care contains two active ingredients which are claimed to be potent :

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