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Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective White Hydrating & Clarifying Treatment Masque

 

Recently, I was pleased to have a cozy dinner with two beautiful gals from Kiehl’s Singapore to introducing their new first-ever whitening sheet mask! Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective White Hydrating & Clarifying Treatment Masque is the latest addition to its popular Dermatologist Solution® Clearly Corrective White range.

kiehl's clearly corrective white hydrating & clarifying treatment masque

During the event, I was presented with a personalized gift box that contains the full range including a full-size Treatment Masque and a Dark Spot Solution.

The Clearly Corrective White range is comprising of :

  • Step 1 – Purifying Foaming Cleanser / Skin Brightening Exfoliator
  • Step 2 – Clarity-Activating Toner
  • Step 3 – Dark Spot Solution
  • Step 4 – Deep Moisture Clarifying Cream
  • Weekly – Hydrating & Clarifying Treatment Masque

kiehl's clearly corrective dark spot solution

Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution is a relatively new product, launched in 2012, that is developed for Asian consumers to promote a youthful clarity and brighter, luminous complexion. This key product of the range, retailing at S$90 for 30ml and S$120 for 50ml, is infused with a combination of Activated C (the latest-generation Vitamin C derivative on the market) plus White Birch and Peony Extracts.

kiehl's clearly corrective white hydrating & clarifying treatment masque

This latest addition, Clearly Corrective White Hydrating & Clarifying Treatment Masque, specially developed for Asian skin, offers skin brightness improvement results that is equal to 3 weeks of twice a day usage of Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution.

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FANCL Pore Cleansing Pack & Skin Renewal Pack

 

FANCL has recently launched 2 new and improved skincare masks to cater to 2 of the most common skin care concerns – clogged pores and dull skin. Introducing Pore Cleansing Pack and Skin Renewal Pack.

 

Pore Cleansing Pack – S$58 / 40g

fancl pore cleansing pack

Key Benefits : Tackle clogged pores, blackheads & impurities to restore skin clarity & smoothness.

FANCL, the leading Japanese skincare brand known for its MUTENKA Philosophy, introduces a new and improved formula to tackle clogged pores, blackheads and impurities with the new FANCL Pore Cleansing Pack.

fancl pore cleansing pack

fancl pore cleansing pack

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Review – For Beloved One 20% Mandelic Acid Renewal Serum

 

Do you know skin exfoliation is actually one of my beauty secrets to healthy looking skin? Exfoliation helps eliminate dead skin cells on the surface and speed up the skin renewal process for a brighter, even-toned and clearer skin. Exfoliation also helps to improve the penetration of my other skin products. In fact, most of the anti-aging, acne or whitening products usually contain a superficial amount of exfoliating agents however the amount used is miniscule to even see dramatic result. If you are having dark spots, dullness, acne, or acne scars, I believe exfoliation may help to improve these skin problems in a way.

for beloved one 20% mandelic acid renewal serum

Recently, I was introduced to a new exfoliator by For Beloved One. It is the new For Beloved One 20% Mandelic Acid Renewal Serum, a convenient, gentle and safe way to exfoliate skin. It works as a home-use chemical peel treatment for a brighter and clearer skin. I was delighted to receive a complimentary bottle recently.

For Beloved One is a leading cosmeceutical skincare brand founded by Margaret Wu from Taiwan. According to Margaret Wu, “A healthy skin renewal cycle is 28 days. However, because our skin is exposed to many factors in our environment and lifestyle such as pollution, changes in climate, stress, insufficient sleep, imbalanced diet, etc., our cell metabolism becomes slower, dead skin cells on skin surface starts to build up, causing our skin to become dull, lifeless, rough, formation of acne and reduce the absorption of nutrients from skincare products”.

Hence, cell metabolism is crucial to maintaining healthy and beautiful skin.

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Review – ROC Soft Smoothing Scrub

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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.

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Product Claim

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

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Review – Garnier Light & Aqua Second Skin Masks

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Quite a while ago, I was invited to review 2 facial masks from Garnier. They are the newly launched Second Skin Mask Range in 2 selections – Light Intensive 3 in 1 Whitening Essence Second Skin Mask and Aqua Defense Hydrating Glowing Essence Second Skin Mask.

I’ve received one sheet from each selection.

Designed specifically to suit Asian women’s facial features, Second Skin Mask uses innovative high fitting tissue which allows the mask to stay on all curves of the face perfectly.

Using new weightless technology, Garnier Second Skin Mask is a thin translucent sheet that lies closely to the skin, reducing trapped air bubbles.

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Review – Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque

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Recently, I was delighted to receive a surprise complimentary hydrating mask from Kiehl’s Singapore. It is the new Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque and is the latest addition to its Ultra Facial line.

kiehl's ultra facial overnight hydrating masque

Ultra Facial collection, offers a range of hydrating products, was first introduced in the early 1970s with iconic Ultra Facial Moisturizer that was loved by celebrities and fans all over the world.

I have dehydrated skin that easily turns oily in the midday under a hot sun. Hence the foundation doesn’t stay well on my skin. My dehydrated skin is the result of the lack of moisture in the skin. Skin actually turns oily when it lacks moisture, as oil production is increased to lubricate the skin.

I’m very excited to test this product as I have never tried any Kiehl’s mask before and I have always wanted to try an overnight hydrating mask for the longest time too.

Alike other sleeping mask, Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque, retailing at S$55 for 125ml, is designed to help boost skin’s ability to absorb and hold moisture while you asleep, resulting in long-lasting hydration and a healthier, youthful appearance.

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NEW Leaders Clinic Snail Collagen Filler 2-Step Mask & Medieu Sensitive Sun Cream

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A few weeks ago, I was pleased to receive a parcel with newly launched Leaders Clinic products from Serenity Allure. There are 4 packs of Leaders Clinic Snail Collagen Filler 2-Step Masks, a Leaders Clinic Medieu Sensitive Sun Cream and a large passport case.

Are you familiar with this Korean brand Leaders Clinic? It is a leading clinical skincare brand that is developed by the top clinical experts in Korea. Their mask is one of the hottest selling clinical masks in Korea and it sells over 500,000 pieces in Korea each month. Their skincare line is also well-received by many Korean celebrities too.

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Leaders Clinic Snail Collagen Filler 2-Step Mask – S$75 / a box (10 pieces)

Available at Sephora ION & Sephora MBS

Upon opening the parcel, what first caught my attention is the product name of the Snail Collagen Filler 2-Step Mask. Wow! Snail, collagen, filler, 2-step mask? The product name sounds tempting!

In the recent years, beauty products that are formulated with snail properties have been increasingly popular in Korea. It is claimed to have anti-aging benefits. To me, collagen and filler have the same benefits as they are usually made up of hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid to help plump up fine lines and wrinkles. This is solely based on my own assumption anyway as there isn’t any ingredient list printed in English at the back of the packaging to identify on what are the ingredients that actually contain in it.

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Review – Paula’s Choice Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment With 5% Alpha Hydroxy Acid

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In the recent years, so many anti-aging products have been introduced in the market and to find the best anti-aging products that actually work for you is like looking for a needle in a haystack! Many products have somewhat similar and promising claims – Formulated with latest and greatest ingredients that can eliminate wrinkles and fine lines in 14 days!

Unfortunately, some of these so-called breakthrough ingredients are mostly antioxidants that can only effectively help to delay or prevent aging but they may not be able to reverse aging or make the wrinkles and fine lines disappear.

So what makes an anti-aging product ticks? Well, continue reading to find out more……

A couple of weeks ago, I was extremely delighted to receive a set of new Paula’s Choice anti-aging products for testing and review. Many thanks to Paula’s Choice Singapore for extending this review invitation to me. ;-)

The parcel contains Paula’s Choice Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment, Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment, Resist Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator and Resist Cellular Defense Daily Moisturizer (w/ SPF 25 & Antioxidants).

To be true, I’m actually a big fan of Paula’s Choice skincare products and have consistently been using their products for the past 2 years. Two of my favorite Paula’s Choice products are :

Paula’s Choice 8% Alpha Hydroxy Acid Gel

Paula’s Choice Resist Super Antioxidant Concentrate (an improved version of Super Antioxidant Concentrate)

Since the 4 products I’ve received are under Paula’s Choice Resist System – a collection of products that is especially designed for those who are concerned with preventing and reducing the signs of aging, so I’m here to give you a brief introduction on the Paula’s Choice Resist Resurfacing & Smoothing System before I proceed with my full review on the Paula’s Choice Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment with 5% Alpha Hydroxy Acid.

Do continue reading to discover what’s interesting about this product. ;-)

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Resist Weekly Resurfacing & Smoothing System

Product Profile

  • 2-part AHA anti-aging exfoliating system is what your wrinkles fear most!
  • Resurfaces your skin with 5% and 10% glycolic acid for significantly improved tone and texture
  • See fewer wrinkles, signs of sun damage, and discolorations
  • Stimulates healthy collagen production so you have smoother, firmer skin
  • Dramatically improves skin texture and uneven skin tone while delivering proven anti-aging ingredients
  • Brings back a youthful, radiant appearance within days
  • Over time, your skin will look younger and maintain a healthy glow
  • 100% fragrance-free and contains no dyes or coloring agents

Resist Weekly Resurfacing & Smoothing System, for all skin types, comprises of Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment which contains 10% glycolic acid (to be used once a week at night) and Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment that contains 5% glycolic acid (to be used daily except the day when using Weekly Resurfacing Treatment).

Glycolic acid, also known as AHA, is a leave-on exfoliant that is proven to exfoliate skin cells by breaking down the substance in skin that holds skin cells together.

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NEW Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment

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Product Profile

  • Reduces multiple signs of aging
  • Builds skin-firming collagen
  • Corrects uneven skint one
  • Silky lotion calms skin with anti-irritants and antioxidants
  • 100% fragrance-free and contains no dyes or coloring agents

Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment with 5% Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), suitable for all skin type, is claimed as a must-have product for those who want their skin to look and act younger. It is claimed to help prevent and reduce the signs of aging, including sun damage, fine lines, uneven tone and wrinkles.

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NEW Beauty Clinic Masks & Blackhead Nose Pack

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A few weeks ago, I was delighted to receive a package from Serenity Allure and it contains 5 pieces of Vita Whitebeam Essential Masks, 5 pieces of N.M.F. Aquaringer Ampoule Masks and a box of Pore Stamping Serum (Blackhead Nose Pack).

The Pore Stamping Serum (nose pack) is retailing at S$17.95 and the Clinie Masks are retailing at $4.95 per piece. All products are now available at selected Guardian outlets. Sephora outlets will be selling the masks (only) from this month August too.

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About Beauty Clinic

Clinie, also known as Beauty Clinic, is a leading clinical skincare brand that is developed by the top clinical experts in Korea. Their Clinie mask is one of the hottest selling clinical masks in Korea and it sells over 500,000 pieces in Korea each month. Clinie mask is now available in Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. Their skincare line is also well-received by many Korean celebrities too.

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Clinie Mask

Beauty Clinic mask comes in 2 ranges – Vita Whitebeam Essential Mask and N.M.F. Aquaringer Ampoule Mask. Both are made of an ultra thin silk cellulose material that enables an efficient absorption of the essential ingredients.

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Vita Whitebeam Essential Mask – Whitening mask (S$4.95 per piece)

Vita Whitebeam Essential Mask contains potent ingredients such as Vitamin C derivative, tocopherol and y-cryzanol that help brighten dull skin & control the production of melanin. It is claimed to effectively lighten dark spots and pigmentation due to frequent sun exposure and even up skin tone.

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N.M.F. Aquaringer Ampoule Mask – Hydrating mask (S$4.95 per piece)

N.M.F. Aquaringer Ampoule Mask contains moisturizing ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid and Ceramide that are claimed to help moisture the skin and reduce enlarged pores. Each N.M.F. Aquaringer Ampoule Mask is claimed to contain equivalent of one ampoule content.

Although this ultra-thin mask looks extremely wet when it’s removed but it doesn’t drip or leak.

Both Clinie masks are made of silk cellulose material that fits perfectly on my skin. The sheer thinness of the mask allows the skin to breathe easily and aids in efficient absorption of the highly concentrated essence.

I actually love the sheer thinness of the mask and it feels super comfortable on my skin. I’ve almost forgotten I have my mask on at times.

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Review – For Beloved One Melasleep Whitening Bio-Cellulose Mask

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A few weeks ago, I was delighted to receive a parcel from Taiwan and it was from For Beloved One, Taiwan’s Leading Skincare Brand for Bio-Cellulose Mask.

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Inside the lovely red box was a box of For Beloved One Melasleep Whitening Bio-Cellulose Mask (3 pieces of masks) and a press kit.

I have briefly came across this brand during my last trip to Taiwan last year. And if you are fan of Taiwan’s skincare products, you probably would have heard of this top-selling beauty brand For Beloved One. If you have not, continue reading to find out more about For Beloved One and Bio-Cellulose Mask.

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About “For Beloved One”

Margaret Wu, the founder of For Beloved One, has been a cosmetics editor for 20 years which she has started in the age of 18. Her concise comments and professionalism earned her reputation of ‘The Pioneer of Beauty’.

She specializes in new cutting-edge trends in cosmetics. In those years, she has tried by herself almost all skincare products from all brands; however, she has found that none of them could truly satisfied women’s need.

In end 2003, she has launched the world’s first ‘Bio-Cellulose Mask’ into the market along with the establishment of her new brand For Beloved One. Many celebrities from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and China such as Barbie Hsu, Annie Yi and Niu Er are fans of this newly introduced cosmeceutical product.

There are 6 skincare series under For Beloved One : Melasleep Whitening, Extreme Hydration, Active Anti-Wrinkles, DelightFresh, Eatwellism and Skin Specialists.

In 2010, For Beloved One introduced Rose Silk Collagen Essential Revitalizing Cream specially created for dry and cold weather in China.

Melasleep Whitening collection consists of the hero product Melasleep Whitening Bio-Cellulose Mask, Melasleep Whitening Vitamin C Essence, Melasleep Whitening Blemish Balm Cream, Melasleep Whitening Exfoliating Gel and Melasleep Whitening White Peony Night Jelly.

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Melasleep Whitening Bio-Cellulose Mask – S$63 / 3 pieces

Margaret Wu is proud to pioneer the ever first ‘Bio-Cellulose Mask’ that is made of a biomedical material, which is usually used as an artificial skin and cardiovascular repair material. Her first introduction to this skin-friendly material was during a visit with a biomedical lab. After further research into the production process of bio-cellulose and testing it on herself, she finally found the miracle answer to her unsatisfactory for cosmetic products for years and proudly launched the world’s first ‘Bio-Cellulose Mask’.

Melasleep Whitening Bio-Cellulose Mask, the hero product under Melasleep Whitening range, has achieved great popularity selling over million units since its launch. This world’s first revolutionary mask is made from the microbial fermentation microorganisms, and is evaluated by the US FDA and earned the recognition of high safety. It is made of the most subtle fiber in the nature with only 20 nanometers in diameter (merely 1/133 of an average non-woven fiber). It holds a great skin-friendly texture with iontophoresis effect and gives serum product a better infiltration efficiency.

This bio-cellulose mask is created with 3 world-renowned pharmaceutical patents and is claimed that one bio-cellulose mask equals the effect of one ‘iontophoresis’ treatment. Which means the serum can penetrate into the skin effectively.

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Ingredients

Melasleep Whitening Bio-Cellulose Mask contains two skin-whitening patent formula from the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies – Lumiskin and Melaclear2 . Lumiskin is a key ingredient that is claimed to affect the formation of melanin, and interferes melanin formation by keeping tyrosinase in a non-active state. Melaclear2 contains protease which is claimed to accelerate the process of wearing off spots and removing dead skin cells, rapidly takes the skin to a bright and flawless state.

Matrixyl amino acid anti-wrinkling patent formula are added to the formula to stimulate the skin, activate the fibroblasts in the dermis, release collagen secretion, and improve aging problem caused by sun exposure.

The mask also contains antioxidants such as West Indian cherry extract, Aglycone soy isoflavone and Vitamin E to help combat free radicals.

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Review

Unlike other masks that are soaked with transparent fluid gel serum, this unique mask is actually soaked with an opaque white thick hydrating and whitening serum instead.

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