Archive for October, 2009

Review – SkinCeuticals Daily Moisture Lightweight Pore-Minimizing Moisturizer, Keeps My Skin Hydrate

SkinCeuticals Daily Moisture Lightweight Pore-Minimizing Moisturizer is one of the great feel-good moisturizer I’ve tested so far. In fact, I will classify it as a no-frill lightweight moisturizer with above average result.

SkinCeuticals Daily Moisture Lightweight Pore-Minimizing Moisturizer, ideal for normal or oily skin, is claimed to hydrate, nourish and reduce the appearance of pore size with an exclusive combination of natural extracts. High levels of pure vitamin E heal and protect while Brazilian sea algae deliver proteins, amino acids and essential minerials to the skin.

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Get Your Friend To Join The Fun With L’oreal Paris Pore Calculator Game And Win A Trip To TOKYO


L’oreal Paris has recently launched an online game named PORE CALCULATOR to promote their new L’oreal Paris Dermo-Expertise products. The game forms a part of the new pore minimising product’s microsite and which help to calculate the number of pores you have and also a great chance to win a trip to TOKYO!!!



How To Minimize Expression Lines


Expression lines are another symptom of intrinsic aging. Individuals will develop lines from consistent and repetitive facial movements. ‘Smile’ lines occur in the nasolabial area. ‘Frown’ lines may also occur in the forehead, eye and chin areas.

Any repetitive movement of a facial expression such as raising the eyebrows, frowning, smiling scowling, or any other facial movement will eventually cause a crease to occur, just as pants will wrinkle more the more you wear them.

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Review – Paula’s Choice Super Antioxidant Concentrate, My Anti-Aging Preventer


Paula’s Choice Super Antioxidant Concentrate is another ‘must-have’ product for my daily skin care regimen. In fact, I’m having my third serum tube now.

What is antioxidant?

As you should know the importance on combating free radicals with antioxidants by now. If you don’t, I shall give you a brief description on this potent ingredient. Studies have shown that antioxidants have the ability to reduce or prevent some amount of the oxidative damage that destroys and depletes the skin’s function and structure, while also preventing some amount of the degeneration of skin and its support structure caused by sunlight.

In fact, if you realize there are many cosmetic companies emphasis a lot on antioxidants when marketing their anti-aging skin care products. Usually, they will try to incorporate the antioxidants as the key ingredients and claim them as the ‘innovative breakthrough’ ingredients to reverse signs of aging. But the true fact is the key ingredients present in minuscule quantities which most of the time do nothing good to the skin at all. So not to be surprised, even you finish that whole miracle jar, you will probably may not be able to see any results at all.

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Skin Care Ingredients To Reduce Skin Inflammation

Inflammation a major cause of free radical formation, is BAD for skin. Free radicals lead the attack on lipids in the cell walls, which leads to water loss.

Free radicals are both a by-product of inflammation and a source of inflammation.

Countering inflammation is most important when you’re young, because this is when the inflammatory response is most active. Not only are your cells most vigilant at this time, but there are many years ahead of you during which the damage will accumulate.

Protecting yourself from the sun is the most obvious step in reducing inflammation. And you can also interfere with inflammation by shopping for these skin soothers below.


Skin soothers – ingredients to reduce skin inflammation

- Aloe vera                     - Licochalone 
- Arnica                          - Mallow  
- Allantoin                      - Niacinamide
Perilla leaf extract        - Arctium lappa (burdock root)
- Basil                            - Pycnogenol (a pine bark extract) 
Boswellia serrata          - Red algae
Calendula                    - Rose water          
Chamomile                   - Salicylic acid (beta hydroxy acid or BHA)
Colloidal oatmeal          - Silymarin           
Cucumber                    - Sulfacetamide
Sulfur                          - Dexpanthenol (provitamin B5)
Evening primrose oil      - Thyme   
Tea tree oil                  - Epilobium angustifolium (willow herb)
Ginger                         - Trifolium pretense (red clover) 
- Zinc                            - Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice extract)


Video – Hair Mascara From Japan


AAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This hair mascara seems so good!!! I’m definitely going to get this by hook or by cook!!! Goodbye my grey hair and hair dye!!

I like the big brush, it’s definitely better than the hair mascara that I’ve bought from Taipei.


Celebrity Retouching : The Reality Of True Beauty


How often have you been admiring the skin and body perfection on celebrities appearing on the magazine covers? Or buying skin care products just because you want to look as perfect as the models shown on the cosmetic advertisements? Well, STOP admiring!

Everyone should know by now that all these ‘beautiful’ pictures have been digitally retouched. As this advanced technology is not possible in 20 years ago hence what you have seen are considered true blue beauty!

Now you see it, but now you don’t

Photoshop can do wonderful jobs by removing wrinkles, lines, pigment spots, acne, stretch marks, dark-eye circles, eye bags, close up pores, even up skin tone, contour face shape, flatten stomach, reduce waistlines and skinny limbs.

See before your own eyes on how this woman transforms her look and says goodbye to those wrinkles and uneven skin tone.

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What Causes Skin To Sag? Can You Reverse Sagging?


Lines. Wrinkles. Sagging!

Lines are generally the result of wear and tear to the areas of our face that are involved in its movement — its natural grooves or seams. The best examples are the lines around our eyes and in between our brows.

Wrinkles occur in the areas of the face that are stationary, such as the cheeks. There’s really no reason for their existence other than environmental damage and the passage of time.

Sagging, on the other hand, is mostly the result of genetics. It all depends on the thickness of our skin as well as the formation of its structural proteins and connective tissue.

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Debbie’s Dermatics Skin Care Products

A friend of mine, Debbie, has so far spent almost $10,000 on beautician’s skin care products and facial treatments. When she asked for my advice on the skin care products, I almost freaked out. That’s ridiculous!!! I’m quite turn-off on how some beauticians have conned customers on parting such a huge amount of cash!

Yes although you may defense that I shouldn’t push all the blame to the beautician and the customer (my friend) should bear part of the responsibility of trusting people easily. It is natural for consumers to put their trust to the beauticians and believe in them, as they (the beauticians) are skilled and trained in this trade.

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Video – Skin Whitening Injection

I’m amazed on how many of us actually go all the way just to be fairer. Queenie has done this treatment at Star Clinic @Taipei. It looks kind of risky though. Anyone knows if this treatment is available in Singapore?