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Vichy Replenishing & Soothing Sleeping Mask

 

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Just a couple of weeks ago, I’ve received the new Vichy Replenishing & Soothing Sleeping Mask, a new addition to Aqualia Thermal series, and it’s claimed to be Asia most-loved sleeping mask.

One of my beauty secrets for a healthy looking skin is to consistently keep my skin hydrated. I find applying sleeping mask overnight is one of the quick ways to boost my skin hydration.

So why do we need to apply it overnight? It is because during the day, our skin is in a defending mode to fight off external environmental aggressors. And only during the night, our skin goes into repair, replenish and renew mode, hence it is the best time to infuse our skin with nutrients.

In fact, I love using sleeping mask during the long-haul or overnight flights as it helps to avoid skin dehydration. I will usually cleanse my face (leaving no makeup and residue) before boarding the plane and apply a thick layer of the sleeping mask after the plane takes off.

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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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Vichy Normaderm Range & The Myths About Acne-Prone & Oily Skin

 

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Recently, I was pleased to receive a lovely tin from Vichy Singapore that contains the Vichy Normaderm range including Deep Cleansing Purifying Gel, Imperfection Prone Skin Lotion, Hyaluspot and Tri-active Anti-imperfection Hydrating Care (the No.1 selling oil control moisturizer in derma skincare). This blogger kit is specially prepared to address some of the skincare myths regarding acne-prone and oily skin. Continue reading to find out what are some of the common myths about acne-prone and oily skin.

Vichy Normaderm range, an anti-imperfection series, is specially created to treat acne-prone and oily skin.

Vichy Thermal Spa Water

Do you know all Vichy products are formulated with Vichy Thermal Spa Water that is rich in minerals? This beauty water, originated more than 2000 years ago in the heart of Auvergne’s volcanoes, contains 15 minerals and it helps reduce irritation, inflammation and sensation of discomfort such as acne and contact eczema.

vichy normaderm deep cleansing and purifying gel

Deep Cleansing and Purifying Gel, regimen step 1, deeply cleanses and purifies skin without drying. It contains a miniscule amount of salicylic acid that may help to eliminate the blemishes. Priced at S$29 for 200ml.

vichy normaderm Imperfection prone skin lotion

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Which Hydrating Moisturizer Provides The Best Hydration – Vichy, Clarins Or Murad?

 

This comparison review post was written about a year ago but I didn’t get to publish it earlier. My bad! But I guess it’s better late than never! <grinning>

Other than sunscreen, moisturizer is the final step in my regimen to help seal in the moisture into the skin.

Adequate skin hydration plays a crucial role in maintaining a healthy skin texture and preventing aging. When skin is dehydrated, skin feels rough, dry or oily, sensitive and even show more lines. Even if you have been constantly applying moisturizer, your skin may still get dehydrated too. Knowing the importance of hydration, many cosmetic companies have specially formulated new moisturizers with additional hydrating benefits to help boost the hydration level and maintain a long-lasting moisture on the skin.

In the recent years, many new hydrating moisturizers have been launched in the market and in order to choose the right one for your skin can be confusing. To help you in a way, I’m going to do a quick review and comparison on 3 hydrating moisturizers I’ve received quite some time ago –

- Vichy Aqualia Thermal Soothing & Fortifying 24Hr Hydrating Care

- Clarins HydraQuench Cream-Gel

- Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture.


Vichy Aqualia Thermal Soothing & Fortifying 24Hr Hydrating Care – S$48 / 50ml

Product Claim

This refreshing, lightweight cream is formulated with unique “ceramide-like” polymer mimics the shape of skin’s natural ceramides, allowing for instant penetration. Skin feels soft, supple and comfortable.

Verdict

My first impression on this product is its pleasant fragrance scent. Surprisingly, the fragrance scent is pretty strong even it is listed as the last ingredient. It also contains alcohol. Personally, I’m not very comfortable of using any product that contain fragrance and especially alcohol in it.

Upon application, I can actually feel a temporary mild warm sensation on my skin which disappears within seconds. Maybe is my psychology mind tricking me hee hee… The gel absorbs quickly onto my skin and my skin appears pretty matte with no trace of oil at all. This lightweight gel is pretty refreshing too. Definitely suitable for people with oily skin type and for day & night use.

All-in-all, the hydration efficacy is average.

Click here for more info on Vichy Aqualia Thermal Soothing & Fortifying 24Hr Hydrating Care.

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Vichy’s 80th Anniversary & Spa Water Workshop

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Last week I was glad to attend the Vichy Spa Water Workshop to be re-introduced the goodness of Vichy Thermal Spa Water and to preview the latest Vichy products – Aqualia Thermal Aqua-Gel Moisturizer and Aqualia Thermal Mask.

Do you know that stress, pollution, climate variations and sun exposure can accelerate water evaporation on the skin’s surface? When it lacks water and minerals, skin renews itself less quickly, its structure becomes disorganized and allows more water to escape. At the surface, dehydration marks appear, skin becomes weakened, rough and sensitive too.

Inflammation such as stinging, itching and burning sensation will occur when skin becomes sensitive. So what can Vichy Thermal Spa Water do to help on these problems?

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Vichy Thermal Spa Water

Vichy, the leading skincare brand in Europearn pharmacies, is known for its thermal spa water which is claimed to be more than just water. Originated from a spring in the town of Vichy in France, Vichy Thermal Spa Water is 100% natural and is rich in 15 rare minerals from an incredible journey in the heart of magmatic rocks. It is considered “living” water as it cannot be reproduced industrially and is therefore, an active ingredient that is genuinely pure and natural. Its exceptional richness allows soothing, fortifying and regenerating for a healthy-looking skin.

Soothing : Anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant

Fortifying : Strengthens and protects tissue against aging

Regenerating : Stimulates cell renewal

Its 100% natural properties is claimed to effectively soothe sensitive skin and reinforce skin’s natural defense systems. Researches have also shown that Vichy Thermal Spa Water has the highest ability to protect skin against external aggressors.

Do you know?

All Vichy products are formulated with Vichy Thermal Spa Water (water from Lucas Spring), which is particularly tailored to the needs of sensitive skin.

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Thermal Spa Water Spray – 100% PURE Vichy Thermal Spa Water

Vichy Thermal Spa Water in a spray format offers all the therapeutic properties of thermal water with increased effectiveness thanks to its spraying of micro-droplets. The energizing mechanical action of the spray gives the skin a micro massage and thus optimizes the very benefits of Vichy Thermal Spa Water.

It is claimed that daily usage of Vichy Thermal Spa Water helps to soothe the skin and reinforces its natural defense systems. Skin is therefore more supple and resistant, all congestion is relieved.

Usage Benefits :

  • Soothes and strengthens the skin
  • Improves skin’s natural defence
  • Removes cleanser or soap residue
  • Tones, softens and smoothes the skin
  • Sets makeup, removes excess oil during day
  • Improves skincare efficacy

You can use Vichy Thermal Spa Water Spray day and evening or for various reasons as above image. Such as to soothe skin in harsh cold weather, sunburns, dehydrated skin, tight skin during traveling or after laser/chemical peel/microdermabrasion.

You can actually spray the Thermal Spa Water on a paper mask to soothe your skin too.

Due to my sensitive skin and stress, I actually encountered minor irritation on my cheek area during the event. I therefore did a live demo by spraying my face with Vichy Thermal Spa Water Spray. The irritation actually subsided an hour later. ;-)

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Vichy’s 80th anniversary

To celebrate Vichy’s 80th anniversary this year in 2011, Vichy has introduced 2 limited edition Vichy Thermal Spa Water Spray in pink or blue bottle. The blue bottle is available in 50ml only.

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NEW Vichy Normaderm Tri-Activ Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care

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Last week, I’ve attended the Vichy workshop at House @ Dempsey Road to preview the new improved version of Vichy Normaderm Tri-Activ Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care.

What a relaxing greenery venue to introduce the new Vichy product.

Tasty canapes and interesting drink were served at the event.

The new packaging (on the right) has 3 circles that symbolize triple performance – anti-imperfection, mattifying and 24-hour hydration.

Do you know that 20 million units of Normaderm Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care have been sold worldwide since 2003?

Vichy Normaderm range is specially designed for imperfection skin such as acne, skin oiliness and clogged pores. In fact, Vichy has done a research that 3 out of 5 Singaporean women actually suffer from oily skin imperfections. Due to the humid tropical climate in Singapore, many women find it really hard to control their skin oiliness. So how can we control the increased oil production without compromising skin hydration?

And can we achieve an anti-imperfection, mattifying skin with 24-hour hydration? Vichy believes it is possible with the new improved Vichy Normaderm Tri-Activ Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care.

The 4 Most Common Skin Imperfections are acne/pimples, clogged pores/blackheads, oily skin and enlarged pores.

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Introducing the new Vichy Normaderm Tri-Activ Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care

This new improved Normaderm Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care is created to provide stronger and faster anti-imperfection results for a healthier and clearer skin. It is paraben free and it is suitable for sensitive skin.

Triple Performance in one application

1. Anti-imperfection

2. Mattifying

3. 24-hour hydration

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Vichy Laboratoires Bi-White Reveal Workshop

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Two weeks ago, I have attended my second Vichy workshop at Once Upon A Milkshake at Tanjong Pagar to preview a new addition to Vichy Laboratoires Bi-White Reveal range – the Bi-White Reveal Deep Cell-Whitening Spot Intervention. Thanks to Pearlin for extending this invitation to me.

A great yummy booster – nutty peanut butter milkshake (smooth & creamy peanut butter with crunchy peanuts). What a great way to start the workshop. ;-)

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Say Goodbye To Pigmentation!

Vichy has cordially invited Dr. Jonathan Lee, a Consultant Surgeon who is the founder for Aesthetics & Rejuvenative Medicine, to explain the causes, prevention and treatment solutions for pigmentation.

As there are so many choices of cosmetic products and treatments available today, I was delighted to learn from Dr Lee on what are the correct treatments and ingredients that will effectively treat pigmentation.

These are the common questions frequently asked in regards to pigmentation.

As pigmentation is one of the first signs of aging, women in their early 20s have already started to notice pigmentation on their skin. Based on Dr Lee, the various ways to treat pigmentation are :

  • Topical Treatments
  • Chemical Peels
  • Intense Pulse Light (IPL)
  • Pigment Lasers
  • Skin Resurfacing

Topical Pigmentation Treatments

Studies have shown that the three main type of topical treatments to treat pigmentation are exfoliants, tyrosinase inhibitors and anti-oxidants. And some of the most common ingredients to either reduce or prevent pigmentation are Tretinoin (retinoids), kojic acid, hydroquinone, glycolic acid, arbutin and many many more……..

LHA (lipo hydroxy acid), an exfoliant that is derived from Salicylic acid, is claimed to treat pigmentation too. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), a potent antioxidant and wrinkle reducer, not only helps to reduce skin damage caused by free radicals but also inhibits the formation of melanin.

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Put A Stop To Your Spots!

Pigmentation, one of the most common signs of aging, tends to make a person looks older than their peers who doesn’t have pigmentation. Pigmentation can cause by repeated exposure to UV rays, stress, acne, heredity, hormone change, pregnancy and drugs.

Before treating pigmentation, it is important to identify on what kind of pigmentation you are suffering from. The different kind of spots are :

  • Sun Spots
  • Freckles or Ephelides
  • Melasma
  • Age Spots
  • Acne Marks
  • Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation
  • Drug-induced hyperpigmentation

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Deep Cell-Whitening Spot Intervention

S$59 / 15ml

Vichy introduces the latest addition to the Bi-White Reveal range, Deep Cell-Whitening Spot Intervention. With clinically proven efficacy and suitable even for sensitive skin, Spot Intervention is made in a high skin-respect formula to reduce all kinds of spots.

Deep Cell-Whitening Spot Intervention, paraben- and fragrance-free, contains 5 times more LHA and 2 times more Ceramide White than that of the essence, has been tested under dermatological control on Asian Sensitive skin to locally reduce dark spots on hands and face. It not only targets spots to decrease intensity of shade, but also prevents the production of melanin at the source by inhibiting the enzyme, tyrosinase, which is an essential enzyme involved in melanogenesis.

The texture is light, fresh in pearly gel cream.

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Come Join The Fun To Receive A Vichy $5 Discount Coupon & A Chance To Win A Year’s Supply Of Vichy Products!

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Vichy has launched a fun “Remove My Spots” app that lets you see how you look flawless! You can now receive a $5 discount coupon for Bi-White Reveal Spot Intervention plus a chance to win a year’s supply of Vichy products worth $1200 when you remove your spots with the newly launched Spot Remover Application. Wait no more! Good luck gals! ;-)

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PLAY NOW!

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Our 2-Week Journey On Vichy Normaderm Zero Imperfection Challenge

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After 2-week of tough journey on Stage 2 Vichy Normaderm Zero Imperfection Challenge, Jennifer (my Vichy Challenger) and I are glad to have finally come close to the end of this 2-week journey.

Jennifer, my nominated Vichy Challenger, has skin imperfection such as redness, acne, oiliness and enlarged pores on her skin. Before the Stage 2 started, she has gone through a skin analysis and a personalized range of Vichy products was customized to her skin needs by the dermatologist after the test.

Jennifer is then required to upload 3 photos/videos with a short diary entry on Vichy Singapore Fanpage to share her progress, confidence, compliments using the set of customized Vichy products every 3 days for 2 weeks starting from 8 November 2010. The last day for voting is 24 November 2010.

Click here to read her 2-week skin progress on Vichy Singapore Facebook page.

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Enlarged Pores Are Gone!

After using the full set of customized Vichy products for only 2 days, the first result that Jennifer has noticed is the improvement on her enlarged pores. The pore sizes has reduced in sizes and the result is immediate! And after 13 days, her enlarged pores are almost completely gone! That is amazing!

Jennifer has done a video on her most favourite Vichy “Pore-Removal” product and click here to find out what is the Vichy product that has magically eliminated the enlarged pores. :-)

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After using the full set of Vichy products for 14 days, Jennifer’s skin has improved tremendously. In fact, due to my heavy workload, I didn’t have a chance to meet Jennifer and the last catchup was during the skin analysis session at Guardian Tanglin Mall more than 2 weeks ago.

For the final entry, we decided to meet up to produce a video on her skin progress and improvements. After meeting her, I was very surprised to see the differences between before and after using Vichy products.

Click here to view this interesting video of us (me interviewing her and QCing her skin condition). Please excuse my bad pronunciation on the video, especially word like “Oiliness”, I kept saying “Orliness”, so embarrassing hee hee………..

Here’s what my fan has commented on this latest video @ YouTube site : HI shirleen i love your videos and learn lots from u thank you so much hope u will post more videos of U!! u look great i loves your sexy face and your skin u are pretty too :0) more videos pls! but dont just show off your faceshow off your body too shirleenho :0)

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A Final Skin Check

This Saturday, Jennifer will need to go down to Guardian Tanglin Mall for a final Skin Check without makeup in order to check her actual skin condition. Cross our fingers and toes hee hee…….

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VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! Your Last Chance To Vote By Today!

There are 5 challengers including Jennifer in this final Stage 2. Only one challenger will be selected to be the winner to win an iPad. As the number of votes take up 30% of the total score. Support us by casting more votes for her.

Please help to vote on all 15 images/videos. The last date for voting is 24 Nov (TODAY!!). To vote, you will need to click on individual image/video and click on the ‘vote’ green button. The fastest way to vote for all 15 images/videos is to use your computer mouse and RIGHT click on each picture to create a new tab. After when 15 new individual tabs are created, you can now vote on all at one go at one time………..

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Be The Lucky Voter To Win a $300 Vichy Hamper!

Please “Like” Vichy Facebook Fanpage (if you haven’t) before you start voting, in order for them to contact you if you are the winner for the $300 Vichy hamper. Good Luck!

>>> VOTE FOR JENNIFER NOW!

The result for the winner challenger will be announced on 1st December 2010. All the best to you Jennifer! Jia You!! ;-)

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Vichy Normaderm Zero Imperfection Challenge Stage 2 : Your Chance To Win $300 Vichy Hamper

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Vichy Normaderm Zero Imperfection Challenge

Recently, 9 beauty bloggers and myself have participated in the Vichy Normaderm Zero Imperfection Challenge. For this challenge, each blogger is required to select a challenger who hates skin imperfection and needs help to solve her acne/pimples, redness, oily skin or uneven skin texture.

Click here to read more about the Vichy Normaderm Zero Imperfection Challenge.

The Stage 1 has just ended on 31 Oct 2010 and only 5 challengers have proceeded to Stage 2 of the challenge. I’m glad that my challenger Jennifer is qualified to Stage 2 of the challenge. Congratulations to you Jennifer!

During Stage 2, Jennifer is required to upload 3 photos with a short diary post entry on Vichy Singapore Fanpage every 3 days to share her progress, confidence, compliments using a set of customized Vichy products.

Voters can VOTE all photos everyday for 2 weeks from 8 Nov 2010 onwards. One lucky voter may get a chance to win a $300 Vichy hamper.

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Lets meet my challenger Jennifer!

Jennifer’s Bio :

Being a mother of three, she has to juggle between work, role as a wife and mother. The responsilbility and stress have caused her skin to break out easily. And that stress her even further. With high financial commitments, she does not have the luxury to go for facial. How she wishes to have a range of good skincare products that she can depend on and help her maintain an acne-free flawless looking skin.

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Jennifer’s skin is always at its worst during evening after work. There are always redness, acne and oiliness on her skin.

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