Archive for December, 2009

Goodbye 2009 & Welcome 2010

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Time passes real fast, as we are going to say GOODBYE to 2009 and HELLO to 2010, I have asked myself on what have I achieved so far and am I happy this year? Well, relatively a peaceful year for me but also a stressful year too.

If this is your first visit to womenlovebeauty, thanks for dropping by and hope you will come back again. And if you are one of my regular readers, thanks so much for the continuous support as you have already became part of my life. Without you, I wouldn’t have the motivation to write more.

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Review – Simple Soothing Facial Toner

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SIMPLE is an inexpensive, ordinary no-frill UK based skincare brand. For the past 10 years, it has gained my trust all thanks to one of their popular product ‘Simple Refreshing Facial Wash Gel’. Till now, it is still one of my ‘must-have’ essential daily skincare product. Well, that is why I didn’t have much consideration when I first purchased Simple Soothing Facial Toner.

This toner is relatively cheap @S$7.50, considering it as an United Kingdom-based skincare line. It is such a huge different in price if you compare it with the big brands at departmental stores.

Simple Soothing Facial Toner is claimed to contain NO PERFUME, NO COLOUR and NO ALCOHOL. And it is also claimed suitable for people with sensitive skin like me.

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Things You Need To Know On Product Safety & Efficacy Testing

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Product Safety

Whether driven by liability or the bottom line, most cosmetics companies test their products for safety. The products are tested on about fifty to a hundred people for allergic reactions. From a scientific perspective, this is a large enough testing sample from which to draw conclusions; however, there may still be individuals who will have an allergic reaction. If it happens to you, stop using the product and do not experiment any further.

To remain impartial, the cosmetics companies do not test the products themselves. They hire one of a few independently owned cosmetics testing companies to run their tests. (The same ones are used by almost everyone in the industry.) In this way the results are objective and reliable.

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Sun Myths – Questions & Answers

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I don’t need any protection when the sky is cloudy

Not true. Clouds filter out UV-B (sunburn rays) but allow 65% UV-A rays to go through. UV-A rays are of a longer wavelength and can penetrate clouds and glass. You may not feel hot but you can get sun-damage on a cloudy day and while driving in a car. Protection is necessary as long as it it bright, even when you are inside a car.

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Video – Yoga Facial Exercises : How To Tone & Lift Cheeks

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Reshape Your Face Without Going Under The Knife

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Recently, I’m one of the selected few bloggers to be invited for a Facial Remodeling Workshop conducted by Dr Teo Z’Shen. This workshop demonstrates that we can create a sharper nose, higher cheekbones and slim down the face without going under the knife. This workshop is jointly organised by anti aging website, ReviewAntiAging.com.

During the workshop, Dr Z (often known as) talks about facial remodeling using BOTOX and Fillers, gives some background on BOTOX and Hyaluronic Acid Fillers, the benefits of these procedures without going under the knife and most importantly to do live demos on two patients using BOTOX and Fillers.

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What To Do If Skincare Products Cause Allergic Reaction And What Are The Ingredients To Avoid

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Occasionally, many of us will experience some kind of allergic reaction from cosmetics which calmly disappear, never to return. Most of these reactions are mild, and many are actually sensitivities rather than true allergies. The most common reaction symptoms are burning or stinging. Some products, such as glycolic acid, also known as AHA, are supposed to cause a mild burning sensation. Most of the time these minor sensations quickly dissipate.

Red, rashy, swollen skin, however, is not normal. Severe burning and stinging are not normal.

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Video – Q-Switched Laser Pore Reducing Treatment

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Although Q-switched laser, also known as pigment laser, is often used for tattoo removal and I’m quite surprised that now it is also used as pores reduction treatment.

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The Easy Step To Wake Up Dull Skin

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Dull skin usually comes late in life. When we’re in our teens and twenties, our skin exfoliates well even by itself, giving us the pinkish, radiant glow of new skin cells. Then comes a time when exfoliation becomes very sluggish. The glow is lost; the radiant, pinkish overtone of new skin is gone. Dry, old cells begin to occupy the skin surface; hence the color change we call dull or ashen.

The good news is that under every dull complexion, there is a layer of youthful new skin.

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December 09
To believe or not to believe

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I have had the opportunity to hear the conversations of many high-level executives in the cosmetics industry. They see their job as threefold :

  • to keep the cost of the expensive and effective key ingredients and the cost of production in general under strict control
  • to word the skin-care claims on the bottle carefully, to stay within legal boundaries
  • to promote the new release in many magazines, not just in the form of ads but also in actual, objective-sounding editorial articles about the merits of the new release

When skin-care executives decide it is time for a new cream, they go to a manufacturer and say something like, “I have a budget of eighty cents per jar for a cream. What new ingredient do you have with an interesting story that fits this budget?” It is common knowledge in the industry that this is exactly how most new projects get their start. Their concerns are about marketing and, above all, staying within the almighty budget.

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Dr. Adrienne Denese, M.D.
Secrets For Ageless Skin
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