Archive for March, 2012

Clarins Introducing Beige-Tinted UV Plus HP Day Screen SPF 40 PA+++

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Early last week, I was delighted to receive a surprise parcel from Clarins Singapore and it contains the latest addition beige-tinted UV Plus HP Day Screen High Protection SPF 40 PA+++ and the new White Plus HP Whitening Powder Foundation SPF 30 PA+++.

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Beige-tinted UV Plus HP Day Screen High Protection SPF 40 PA+++

Launched in March 2012 – S$74 / 30ml

A year after the launch of the improved UV Plus HP Day Screen High Protection SPF 40 PA+++, Clarins is proud to launch a new addition to its UV Plus HP SPF 40 Day Care – introducing a new beige-tinted formula.

UV Plus HP which has won several magazine beauty awards around the world – Sant© Magazine (2006), Instyle (2006), Marie-Claire (2007) and Her World (2008) -provide sufficient protection against sun damage and minimize the appearance of dark spots, redness and imperfections.

Alike neutral and pink-tinted versions, this beige-tinted version is especially formulated to offer coverage, evens the complexion and provide protection against UV rays that cause photo aging and dark spots.

Three true colors, triple protection ‘shield’

UV PLUS HP SPF 40. Triple protection for the face: anti-UV, antioxidant and anti-pollution, formulated for city dwellers to maintain beautiful-looking skin. Its unbelievably light texture is now available in three shades.

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Non-invasive Reviews – Thermage, Botox On Under Eyes & Jawline By Dr Calvin Chan

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More than 4 months ago, I have published a post on “Can I Achieve A More Youthful Look With Non-Invasive Procedures?”.

Well and now after 4 months, I have finally proceeded with 3 of the non-invasive treatments I’ve mentioned on the previous post.

1. Botox on lower eyelid areas

2. Botox on my jawline

3. Thermage for my whole face and double chin area

So below are the reviews of the 3 procedures done by Dr Calvin Chan.

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Reviews! Reviews! Reviews!

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1. Botox on lower eyelid areas

Whenever I smile, deep creases or lines will surface under my eyes and that actually add years to my age. They are caused by repeated facial expressions, damage caused by sun exposure and loss of elasticity due to aging. I have tried numerous eye products before but unfortunately there is no one product that can help to eliminate the lines.

So after some tests and errors, I eventually realized that Botox injection is the best option for me. I have previously done twice by Dr Chee from Wen & Weng and I was very very pleased with the results. I decided to have my third Botox injection done by Dr Calvin Chan this round.

To get the best result, there are 3 main factors to consider – the skill of the doctor injecting it, the amount of Botox used and the type of Botox used.

Lower eyelids are difficult to treat as too much Botox can cause change to the shape of the lid, make my facial expression look stiff and unnatural. Deep creases or lines under my eyes when smiling can now be improved with just a small amount of botox actually.

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Guest Blogger Dr. Irwin – 6 Myths About Skincare Products

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Womenlovebeauty’s guest blogger Dr. Brandith Irwin who has been a guest medical expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show and the Weekend Today Show, shares with us the 6 myths on skincare products.

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6 Myths About Skincare Products

We have all heard these skincare myths and have probably fallen victim to some of them. Here are 6 of the top skincare myths, plus the truth!

1. Products have to cost a lot to be good. There are some excellent drugstore products that cost between $10 to $25. You don’t have to spend $400 on a serum to get good skin care.

2. The newest, latest, greatest thing is better. Usually the only advantage to the newest, latest, greatest skincare product is its marketing muscle. Some of the best products on the market are tried and true with long track records of success. For example, vitamin-A cousins (like Renova and Retinol) have been shown over many years to help prevent skin cancers, normalize sun-damaged cells, and prevent wrinkles. Newer products seem great because they have large marketing budgets to promote them.

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Review – Paula’s Choice Resist Cellular Defense Daily Moisturizer w/ SPF 25 & Antioxidants

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A few months ago, I’ve received 4 amazing anti-aging products from Paula’s Choice Singapore and I’ve actually reviewed 3 of them recently. In fact 2 of them, Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment with 5% Alpha Hydroxy Acid and Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment with 10% Alpha Hydroxy Acid are my 10 most must-have beauty products at the moment!

Click here to read my review on Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment with 5% Alpha Hydroxy Acid

Click here to read my review on Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment with 10% Alpha Hydroxy Acid

Click here to read my review on Resist Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator

And now I will be reviewing the 4th and last product received – Resist Cellular Defense Daily Moisturizer with SPF 25 & Antioxidants.

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Resist Cellular Defense Daily Moisturizer

w/ SPF 25 & Antioxidants

Product Profile

  • Shields skin from wrinkles and brown spots
  • Provides gentle broad-spectrum protection
  • Silky cream soothes and brightens
  • Proven antioxidants boost your skin’s environmental defenses
  • Ideal for sensitive or rosacea-affected skin
  • Designed to work beautifully under makeup
  • 100% fragrance-free and contains no dyes or coloring agents

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Create A Crystal-Clear Skin With Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Solution

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Two weeks ago, I have actually shared a post on the newly launched Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective White range. This new collection is now available at Kiehl’s stores from February 2012. Click here to read the previous post.

This latest breakthrough whitening skincare range is specially developed to help eliminate dark spots, improve skin clarity and provide a brighter, crystal-clear complexion. Thanks to its latest Activated C formulation which is 100% active on skin immediately to rapidly correct dark spots, discolorations and uneven skin tone in as little as 8 weeks.

What do Asian women today want for perfect skin? Other than having firm and wrinkle-free skin, most Asian women actually desire a more brighter, translucent, luminous and spotless complexion, as though the skin has been ‘air-brushed’.

So what is ‘air-brushed’ complexion seem to you? Don’t get me wrong as I’m not referring to air-brush makeup but I’m actually referring to a spotless, bright and crystal-clear complexion. Unfortunately, many women and even celebrities rely on digital retouching (photoshop) or even makeup tricks to get that flawless complexion! Sad to say these magical touches are just temporary and they are not the ‘real’ skin!

So why depend on these temporary coverage tricks to conceal your faults when you can actually achieve a beautiful, smooth and naturally flawless skin with the correct use of skincare products?

Makeup will only look as good as the skin underneath it!

Loss of translucency, alongside dark spots, discoloration and uneven skin tone, is consistently cited by Asian women as their major skincare concerns. These skin problems caused by aging, sun damage and acne scarring will actually make you look older than you are.

Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution (S$75 for 30ml), the anchor of this highly anticipated whitening collection, is formulated with Activated C (the latest generation Vitamin C derivative) that comes with this Anti-Cluster technology to prevent the formation of new melanin cluster and break apart existing melanin clusters to diminish visible dark spots and discolorations. It also decreases melanin production at the melanocyte and slows melanin transfer to skin’s surface.

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February Bellabox – Share The Love

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Early last month, I’ve received a beauty box from Bellabox. As this box is for the month of February, Bellabox has therefore named it as “Share the Love”.

Alike Glamabox, Bellabox delivers subscribers in Singapore the latest prestige, boutique and cult beauty products from across the globe. It seems to be glowing trend on this kind of online beauty marketing approach in this recent years.

Each month, a beautiful box will be delivered to your doorstep containing 4 to 5 deluxe make up, hair and skin care samples. Bellabox is claimed to trawl the globe to deliver the newest and exciting products for you to try.

It only costs you S$15 per month to become a member. I was told that they are currently working with Aveda, OPI, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, DKNY, Korres, Dr Dennis Gross and many more, to bring you the newest and interesting products for you to try.

So here’s what I have received in this February Box : Duchness Marden Body Serum (4ml), Belif Hydra Sebum Control Essence (10ml), Pure DKNY Scent Spray (1.5ml), Nuey Eco Organic Eyeshadow in grey and Ansley Pure Pop Superstar Eyeshadow & Gel Eyeliner.

Ansley Pure Pop Superstar Eyeshadow & Gel Eyeliner from New York seems to be made in Korea as the packaging is printed in Korea words at the back.

Will I try these products? Well, I don’t mind to try the shadows and scent spray but not the face products. I’m always very cautious on applying unknown products on my face. But if you love to explore on new products, this subscription beauty box may give you the thrill.

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Lanc´me Avatar Giveaway Result, Congratulations To 3 Lucky Winners!

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Thanks to all lovely readers who have participated in the Lanc´me Giveaway. And I guess you were having great fun creating an avatar of your own!

3 lucky WomenLoveBeauty readers, who have created their own version of avatar, have been picked to win a Ombr© Absolue Impact 3D (color varies) and the newest Hypn´se Doll Eyes Mascara (deluxe size)!

Here’s the list of participants :

  • Bebe Lee
  • Patricia Fong
  • Dean Nguyen
  • Pearly Tan
  • Tissany Ng
  • Michelle (Ng Pui Shan)
  • Ting (Fish Ang)
  • Madeline Chew
  • Babi Barani
  • Leafy Tea
  • Janice Grace
  • Michelle Ong
  • Wen Loh
  • Amanda Fong
  • Nia Nasyitah Zulkifli
  • Jan Sunday
  • Linda Yeo
  • Pei Ting Choo
  • Liz Chan Li Shun
  • Shirlene Tan
  • Nanda
  • Catherine Chua
  • Carol Ng
  • Chen Hui
  • Rachel Leow
  • Agnes Lo

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Are You 1 Of The 3 Lucky Winners?

Using Random Name Picker (by ClassTools.net), 3 winners’ names have been randomly picked. Find out if any of these avatars are yours …….

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Lanc´me NEW Blanc Expert Derm-Crystal Crystal Brightness Activating Essence & UV Expert BB Complete

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Three weeks ago, I have actually covered an interesting post on the super 60′s “Doll Eyes” look by Lanc´me with the introduction of the new Lanc´me Hypn´se Doll Eyes Mascara, Lanc´me 1st fragranced mascara and 2 new Ombr© Absolue Impact 3D palettes.

I got to preview these latest makeup products during the recent private Lanc´me event at Ion Sky in January 2012.

Myself and Sophia (Make-up Blogette) at the event.

In addition to “The Doll Eyes” look launch, the other main attraction is to preview the newest whitening product – Blanc Expert Derm-Crystal Crystal Brightness Activating Essence.

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Blanc Expert Derm-Crystal Crystal Brightness Activating Essence – S$175 / 30ml

Lanc´me understands that apart from dark spots and unevenness, loss of translucency is one of the skincare issues that most Asian women face.

Translucency, comes from natural light re-emitting from deep within the skin; that gives your skin a radiance, even tone and smooth texture. Lancome’s research has revealed that dermis cells are a key source of natural light.

Fibroblasts, the key cells of the dermis, play a fundamental role in regulating skin pigmentation and brightness. Research has shown that skin model without fibroblasts show drastic constitutive hyperpigmentation compared to the model with fibroblasts are demonstrated to influence pigmentary function and luminance of the skin.

A second research has also shown that the aged fibroblasts has higher level of both pigmentation and melanogenesis activity whilst the the young fibroblasts efficiently regulate pigmentary function.

As the quality of the fibroblasts weaken as we age, melanin production becomes disordered and pigmentation increases and therefore skin becomes darker, duller, yellowish and more opaque.

And now with all these researches, Lanc´me has developed Blanc Expert Derm-Crystal Crystal Brightness Activating Essence to reveal skin’s natural light and achieve the miracle of crystal skin.

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NEW Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solution® Clearly Corrective White Has Been Launched!

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Two weeks ago, I was delighted to attend an interesting event hosted by Kiehl’s Singapore, to preview their latest whitening skincare collection that is specially formulated to eliminate dark spots, improve skin clarity and provide a brighter, luminous complexion.

Introducing the new Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective! This new effective 5-step range of formulations, specially created for Asian women, comprises of Purifying Foaming Cleanser, Skin Brightening Exfoliator, Clarity-Activating Toner, Dark Spot Solution and Hydrating Moisture Emulsion.

Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective, an addition to the Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solution® range, has officially been launched in February 2012.

Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution, the anchor of this newest range, is formulated with Activated C – the latest-generation Vitamin C derivative with ‘anti-cluster’ technology. This treatment is 100% active on skin immediately to rapidly break apart discoloration and prevent the formation of new melanin in as little as 8 weeks.

What do Asian women today want for perfect skin? Other than having firm and wrinkle-free skin, most Asian women actually desire a more brighter, translucent, luminous and spotless complexion, as though the skin has been ‘air-brushed’.

Do continue reading to uncover the power of Activated CKiehl’s breakthrough in Skin Clarity!

The event was held at White Rabbit Restaurant @Dempsey Road as to coincide with the launch of the new whitening products, and almost all guests were dressed in white too. Lovely!

Upon reaching the venue, I was greeted by a huge hopscotch with 5-step skincare regimen painted on the entrance floor. Interesting!

Say hello to our Kiehl’s buddy – Mr Bones!

And not forgetting our friendly Kiehl’s Boys too!

Myself with the Kiehl’s team. I was the first guest to arrive and I actually felt like a superstar even without the red carpet hee hee <grin>…………

Well unfortunately I’m not the “brightest” star and I need to give way to…….. and the STAR of the day is of course the new Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution.

What makes Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution so unique and set it apart from other whitening serums?

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