Archive for November, 2009

Mario Badescu Skin Care – Hollywood Celebrities Fave Skin Care Is Now Available In Singapore

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Ever wonder what are the skin care products your favourites celebrities like Ashley Judd, Jennifer Aniston, Paris Hilton, Liv Tyler and Charlize Theron are using? There is no secret, the answer is Mario Badescu Skin Care.

And it is now make possible to treat your skin like they do as Mario Badescu Skin Care is now available in Singapore.

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Review – Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Night Cream & NEW Prevage Day Ultra Protection Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 30 PA++

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As I’m one of the lucky few to be invited for the recent PREVAGE Bloggers and Forumers Workshop, each of us were given the miniature set (approx a month supply) of Elizabeth Arden Prevage® Anti-Aging Night Cream (7ml) & the NEW Prevage® Day Ultra Protection Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 30 PA++ (5ml). We are fortunate to be able to test both day and night cream, select our favourite between both and a COMPLIMENTARY FULL SIZE PRODUCT of our choice (each worth S$239) will be given to us.

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What Are Natural Moisturizing Factors? And What Are The Good Hydrators For A Beautiful Skin?

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When skin is dehydrated, it is suffering from lack of water in the surface. Skin becomes dehydrated from too much sun, weather exposure, harsh cleansers and aging.

Humectants are water-binding agents that are water loving. They have a strong attraction to water. Many chemically bind water to them, holding many water molecules.

Natural humectants, lipids or hydrating agents found within the intercellular cement are known as natural moisturizing factors or NMFs. The NMFs in the skin help to preserve water or hydration within the epidermis, keeping the barrier function intact and keeping the skin soft and supple. Impaired barrier function can mean a lack of NMFs from missing lipids or other components and can cause dehydration, flaking, esthetic problems and increased skin sensitivity. It can also cause wrinkly and loss of firmness appearance to the skin surface.

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Review – Kiehl’s Light Nourishing Eye Cream

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When searching for an eye cream, many of you will probably look for something that could treat dark eye circles, puffy eyes or fine lines. But for me, I won’t just depend solely on one cream to solve these problems and I will usually remedy them with effective serums and treatments. The main function of an eye cream is to moisturize the delicate dry skin of my eye area.

I decided to give Kiehl’s Light Nourishing Eye Cream a try as I have read numerous good reviews on this eye cream. Its small packaging can actually last me for almost 6 months.

This lightweight formula, specially formulated for oily skin, is claimed to help soothe and protect the delicate skin of the eye area.

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JUICE BEAUTY – Highest Organic Content In Skincare, Is It Worth A Try?

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Organic products have lately been gaining appeal for their beneficial anti-oxidants, as well as lack of pesticides and other chemicals. I’m personally not an organic lovers and have yet to try any organic skincare products as I’m afraid some of the ‘natural’ ingredients may irritate my sensitive skin.

A week ago while I was shopping at Sephora Ion Orchard, this organic brand ‘JUICE BEAUTY’ caught my attention and decided to study the ingredients and was amazed what I have found on some products.

Juice Beauty capitalizes on the current organic trend nicely by offering some interesting products that are almost 100% organic. Though it’s hard to find an actual anti-aging product from Juice Beauty, there are many products that appear to be beneficial for the skin. There is a full green apple line that consists of facial peels, eye creams and anti-oxidant serums.

About Juice Beauty

Founded by Karen Behnke and Melissa Jochlim, who believe that a healthy, organic lifestyle not only applies to what we eat but also, what we put on our faces and bodies. Juice Beauty is committed to providing effective organic solutions for healthy, radiant skin.

Juice Beauty Skincare Is Up To 95% Certified Organic… Among the Highest Organic Content In Skincare…Because Of Their Powerful Patent Pending Organic Juice Base

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How To Slow Down Intrinsic Aging

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Although it is inevitable to completely prevent intrinsic aging of the skin, one can develop certain health habits that will help delay the onset and possibly lessen the severity of intrinsic aging symptoms. And also, prevention of sun exposure is the biggest preventable factor.

Diet and exercise

This will not prevent all of intrinsic aging, but good health habits will help the body nourish the skin better and therefore help to fight aging. Avoiding excessive alcohol will also help the body function better. A regular aerobic exercise program and a well-balanced, healthy diet can certainly help an individual live longer and better, as well as helping the skin function in a more healthy manner.

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Elizabeth Arden Workshop – Introducing A Powerful Day Skin Defender, Elizabeth Arden PREVAGE® Day Moisturizer

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I have recently attended the Elizabeth Arden PREVAGE® Bloggers & Forumers Workshop and I truly enjoyed it.

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce the new Elizabeth Arden PREVAGE Day Ultra Protection Anti-aging Moisturizer SPF 30 PA++.

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Review – Ginvera Nutri White Hydrasoft Whitening Stretch Mask

My colleague has given me this free sampling of Ginvera Nutri White Hydrasoft Whitening Stretch Mask which she has obtained as goodies when she signed up at Fr3b Concept Store.

The dubious marketing message printed on the front packaging says “Instant whitening & hydrating effect with just one mask!” WOW!!! Is it too good to be true??

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Madonna : Does Photoshop Or Plastic Surgery Make Her Looks 25 Years Younger?

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Although Madonna is in her 50s, she looks nothing like her age. With all these new technologies like photoshop and plastic surgery, one can reverse her age up to 25 years younger.

Although many fans defend that she didn’t have any procedure done but there is a recent rumour that she has obtained a new cosmetic procedure named the ‘ribbon lift’, which lifts up her sagging skin and reportedly took years off her face… It is reported to be available at Beverly Hills clinics for around US$6000. A dissolvable ribbon implant is used to lift neck tissues through a short incision around the earlobe. This 30-minute treatment takes around 2 months for the ribbon to be absorbed. The recovery time is maximum a week and results last from 3 to 5 years.

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November 09
To believe or not to believe

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Aggressive cleansing doesn’t benefit any skin type, including oily skin. This is because when the protective shield of the epidermis is disrupted, the skin becomes more vulnerable to environmental damage and inflammation and precious moisture escapes. I have found that when a person with oily skin uses an appropriate cleanser, there is no harm in cleansing three times a day.

And no one, regardless of skin type, should use a cleanser that leaves a greasy film on the skin. It may give the barrier function a little boost, but it also attracts impurities and clogs the pores, so the disadvantages outweigh the benefits.

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Howard Murad, M.D.
Wrinkle-Free Forever
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