Archive for April, 2013

Philosophy FULL OF PROMISE Treatment Duo Serum & Dual-Action Restoring Cream

 

As we age, collagen production can slow and lead to a loss in skin volume and firmness, elastin fibers also begin to lose their spring, fray and become disorganized, making them less able to bounce back and withstand the forces of gravity. All of these factors can lead to a loss of facial definition and volume that can keep skin from looking youthful and plump.

Apart from pigmentation, lines and wrinkles; volume and lift are in fact my key anti-aging concern. What I hate most now are my nasolabial folds and marionette lines which make me look old. They are caused by the loss of elasticity, collagen and volume in the skin. For a truly youthful appearance, my facial volumes must be lifted.

Till now, I have not found any skincare products or non-invasive treatments that can help reduce the look of these signs of aging. Unless I opt for a surgical face-lift treatment but for now this option is a no-no for me.

Philosophy full of promise

Recently, Philosophy has launched a new advanced volumizing and lifting skincare collection that is said to reawaken the skin’s natural revitalizing system that supports natural collagen and elastin, and help to restore the appearance of full, firm and lifted skin.

Introducing the FULL OF PROMISE, comprised a 2-step TREAT and MOISTURIZE regimen.

 

Step 1 – TREAT

FULL OF PROMISE Treatment Duo For Uplifting Days & Volumizing Nights – S$120 / 30ml

Philosophy full of promise treatment duo for uplifting days and volumizing nights

FULL OF PROMISE Treatment Duo For Uplifting Days & Volumizing Nights is a dynamic a.m./p.m. protocol (uplifting for the day and volumizing for the night) to help rejuvenate and restore skin by following its natural rhythms. To maintain a youthful-looking skin, it is essential to repair and rejuvenate your skin while you sleep and protect it against harmful environmental factors such as pollution, UV rays in the day.

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[Sharing] Yves Saint Laurent Launching Limited Edition Touché Éclat Collector 2013

 

yves saint laurent Touché Éclat Collector 2013

For Yves Saint Laurent, beauty is not just a matter of demanding the best. It is a way of playing and seducing, it is a promise of wonder that changes with the times.

Yves Saint Laurent’s Touché Éclat is a legend in its own right. Since its launch in 1992, it has been making waves around the world as the best highlighter pen that a woman can ever own, and its status as a must-have accessory for every woman is cemented in the fact that a Touché Éclat is sold around the world every 10 seconds.

In one quick click, the Touché Éclat instantly releases its magic light, highlighting, sculpting, and defining the face, erasing all signs of fatigue and dark circles.

Every year since 2010, a limited edition Touché Éclat is released, marking yet another year in the history of this famed make-up accessory. This year, inspired by the crystal bead-covered Haute Couture “Edition Soir” evening gown designed by Mr Yves Saint Laurent himself in the 1960s, the already iconic Touché Éclat Collector 2013 is delicately engraved and embossed with a sparking shower of light, like an exquisitely embroidered dress.

A pure jewel, this irresistibly alluring goldsmithing masterpiece celebrates the worship of light and the art of illuminating every woman’s complexion by Yves Saint Laurent, and gives yet another compelling reason for women to own the iconic Touché Éclat.

To make the launch of our Limited Edition Touché Éclat Collector 2013 a special one in its own right, 3 Golden Tickets have been inserted into 3 Limited Edition Touché Éclat at random! Three lucky YSL fans stand to walk away with a set of YSL Rituel Lumiere regime worth $500 personalised for their skin, and also a one-on-one workshop session on how to create the signature YSL radiance when they purchase the Touché Éclat Collector 2013 with the Golden Ticket in it!

So come on down and join YSL for an exclusive preview event at the YSL boutique at ION Orchard, #B2-34 on 27th April 2013, at 10am sharp when the doors open, and stand to be one of the lucky winners of the Golden Ticket! The Limited Edition Touché Éclat will be available in stores, whilst stocks last.

Winners must present their ticket to the YSL artists at ION in order to be verified as a winner. (T&C applies)

Click HERE to visit YSL Facebook Page for more info.

 

Review – Lancôme Blanc Expert Melanolyser™ Integral Whiteness Spot Eraser (New Packaging)

 

lancome blanc expert melanolyser spot eraser

Early this year in 2013, Lancome Singapore has relaunched the iconic Blanc Expert Melanolyser™ Spot Eraser that is specially designed for Asian women to help erase dark spots with a long-lasting effect. It has renamed as Blanc Expert Melanolyser™ Integral Whiteness Spot Eraser.

Blanc Expert Melanolyser™ was first launched in 2011 and it combines two actions : the improvement of the elimination of installed melanin by targeting a newly identified biological mechanism (melanolysis) and the moderation of the melanin production. Today, an upgraded efficacy data has shown that this iconic Blanc Expert Melanolyser™ provides a long-lasting effect on dark spots which result is said to last 3 weeks even after women stopped using the product.

lancome blanc expert melanolyser spot eraser

The iconic blue tube has been luxuriously redesigned with a deeper, metallic shade of midnight blue. The three silver bands around the tube symbolize the formula’s 3 weeks long-lasting effect. I’m pleased to receive a complimentary tube of this new packaging and to review it again.

In Oct 2012, I’ve actually reviewed the first launched (old packaging) Spot Eraser, click here if you are keen to read the previous review. I’ve long finished up the first tube and have not been using any spot eraser since then. And because of that, the stubborn dark spots on my upper right cheek has became bigger and darker. :-(

 

Product Profile

Dark spots dissolved: reduces surface spots, inhibits melanin production and dissolves melanin trapped in skin cells. Clinically proven: even after weeks without usage*, dark spots are fewer and smaller and their skin tone more even, brighter and freed from dullness.

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Review – Kiehl’s 1st BB Cream, Actively Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream SPF 50 PA+++

 

Recently, I was delighted to receive a surprise parcel from Kiehl’s and this round it is not a skincare or body product but a BB Cream! Yes Kiehl’s has finally launched their first BB Cream, also known as Blemish Balm Cream!

In the bag, it contains a full size Kiehl’s Actively Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream, a hardcover notebook, a Kick-Kat and a BB-cream redemption gift voucher.

I’m a big fan of Kiehl’s and I love using Kiehl’s face sunscreen, body and hair products! I’m super excited about the launch of their first BB Cream and their first cosmetic cum skincare product. Frankly, I will never expect that Kiehl’s will one day develop a BB cream under their brand. To me, BB cream is more like a cosmetic product (an alternative to foundation) instead of a skincare product though it is usually formulated with skincare benefits.

Actually I’m not a big fan of BB cream (due to its thick consistency) and I usually prefer something light such as sheer foundation, tinted moisturizer or tinted sunscreen for a natural coverage and to even up my skin tone. And most of the BB Creams available in the market come in only one shade or probably two shades in warm and cool tones.

Kiehl's Actively Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream SPF 50 PA+++

So how is this Kiehl’s Actively Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream compared to other brands? I must say it’s probably one of the best BB creams I’ve tested so far! I’m surprised too! Read on to find out why……….

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White Definition INSTANT BRIGHTENING Makeup Lesson by MAKE UP FOR EVER

 

Recently, I was invited by MAKE UP FOR EVER for a complimentary one-to-one INSTANT BRIGHTENING makeup lesson (30 mins) at Sephora Ngee Ann City!

This 30-minute Instant Brightening makeup lesson (falls under the “Simply Perfect Complexion”) costs only S$30. The purpose of this session is not to be introduced to the products but to learn the technique and steps of achieving a flawless, natural looking and instant brightening complexion! You will be surprised that you can still look utterly beautiful even without mascara and eyeliner. Most importantly is to get the base and foundation right! I strongly believe without a flawless natural looking skin, even with the most trendy and glamorous eye shadow, I will not be able to create the perfect look.

make up for ever makeup session

The products I’m using include UV Prime Daily Protective Make-up Primer SPF 50/PA+++, HD Primer in Neutral 01 and Green 02, HD Concealer, HD White Definition Instant Brightening Powder Foundation SPF 30/PA++ (recently launched with a new packaging), HD High Definition Powder, eyebrow pencil, Sculpting Kit, Sculpting Blush and lip gloss.

make up for ever makeup session

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Origins New Plantscription Anti-Aging Cream

 

After a series of Plantscription products were subsequently launched in 2011 and 2012, Origins once again introduced a new addition to its Plantscription line early this year.

origins plantscription anti-aging cream

It is the Plantscription Anti-Aging Cream. I’m pleased to receive one recently. Formulated with Anogeissus and Raspberry Plant Stem Cell Technology, this anti-aging cream is said to clinically proven to help visibly repair 4 major signs of aging while helping to preserve skin’s youth-span.

origins-plantscription

This new face moisturizer completes the anti-aging range that comprises of the Anti-aging Cleanser, Anti-aging Treatment Lotion, Anti-aging Serum, Anti-aging Eye Treatment and Anti-aging Eye Cream. Finally a moisturizer under the Plantscription Anti-aging collection!

If you are keen to read my previous post on :

Plantscription Anti-aging Serum, click HERE
Plantscription Anti-aging Eye Treatment, click HERE
Plantscription Anti-aging Cleanser, Treatment Lotion & Eye Cream, click HERE

Do you know what causes the signs of aging in skin?

Well, though aging is a natural process that starts as early as in 20s, aging can also cause by unhealthy lifestyle, stress, harmful sun exposure and environmental factors. These factors cause a decline in skin’s natural collagen, elastin and fibrillin production. Skin’s structure weakens, paving the way for the appearance of wrinkles. Surface renewal also slows making skin texture tough and uneven.

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Laneige Launched Upgraded White Plus Renew Brightening Line with L-Proved Remedy

 

Laneige, a leading premium cosmetics brand from Korea, has recently launched an upgraded White Plus Renew brightening line, specially created to solve the daily skincare concerns of Asian women. The new Laneige White Plus Renew line is now upgraded with L-Proved Remedy to help improve skin texture and tone, providing a radiant and flawless complexion.

Laneige White Plus Renew

Laneige White Plus Renew

Recently, I was super delighted to receive a white pentagon-shaped gift box with a white lovely bag that contains three of the White Plus Renew products – White Plus Renew Original Essence, Spot Treatment EX and Tone Up Corrector SPF 40 PA+++. Do continue reading as I will soon share more about these 3 products.

Upgraded White Plus Renew Brightening Solutions with L-Proved Remedy

Laneige White Plus Renew

Understanding the increased demand for skin brightening solutions, Laneige launches the L-Proved Remedy, the brand’s own professional and high-performance skincare range specially designed for Asian women. L-Proved Remedy‘s effort includes spending 7 years to survey 1,200 women in 11 cities of 5 Asian countries to listen to their daily skincare concerns. Thoroughly tested on Asian skin, L-Proved Remedy is globally approved by dermatologists in Korea, China and Japan as well.

Laneige developed its own skincare technology Melacrusher™ (formulated with truffle yeast and green tea extracts) which removes the melanin veil that cause discoloration of skin. With new technology, Laneige White Plus Renew line is said to improve 6 core elements of brightening – glow, moisture, brightness, transparency, even skin tone and reduced melanin level.

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Review – Elizabeth Arden Prevage® Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum

 

NEW Elizabeth Arden Prevage® Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum 8-week journey!

If you have been following my blog, you probably are aware that I’ve embarked on a 8-week LASHES challenge which started a couple of weeks ago. Many thanks to Elizabeth Arden Singapore for sponsoring the Prevage® Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum!

Elizabeth Arden Prevage® Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum

Product Profile

Prevage Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum, Elizabeth Arden’s first lash serum, is a revolutionary new treatment clinically proven to make lashes and brows appear longer, fuller and healthier in probably as little as two weeks. The newest addition to the PREVAGE® family, it treats lash and brow breakage and brittleness due to aging, lack of nutrients and vitamins, and environmental assaults.

Developed in partnership with the world-renowned Bascom-Palmer Eye Institute, Elizabeth Arden’s Prevage® Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum is clinically proven and dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested. The safe and easy-to-use formula is fragrance and colorant free and is suitable for contact lens wearers.

 

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You probably will ask why 8 weeks? Well, hair follows a three-phase growth cycle – anagen is the growth phase; catagen is the regressing phase; and telogen, the resting phase. Lashes are actively growing during the growth phase (anagen), and it lasts between 6 to 8 weeks.

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[Sharing] Lancôme Introduced New Addition To Teint Miracle – MAT MIRACLE 24H Liquid Foundation

 

After the successful launch of Lancôme Teint Miracle foundation in 2010, which has won an impressive number of prestigious awards, and today, Lancôme reveals a new miracle with a satin luminous finish that is specifically developed to withstand the extreme heat and humidity of the Asian climate like Singapore. Its exceptional formula promises ultimate wear, allied to the unique luminosity of groundbreaking Aura-Inside™ technology, a natural booster and light creator.

All year long, Asian women must move between the intense heat and humidity of the external environment and the powerful air-conditioning of transport systems, shops and offices – extreme conditions under which many foundations simply “melt”, necessitating endless touch-ups. Today, Lancôme offers Asian women the ultimate solution with MAT MIRACLE 24H, the 1st environmental-proof liquid foundation: a long-wearing, no-transfer foundation with SPF 15 for a morning-fresh, satin luminous finish that lasts until they take it off.

Lancome Mat-Miracle 24H foundation

MAT MIRACLE 24H Long Wear & Comfort Satin Light Creator – S$66.00

Tested by Asian women, it has already achieved unprecedented results on all the key criteria of coverage, comfort and staying power.

Benefits :

  • 24 hour long wear and satin luminous finish
  • Light creation for all day comfort
  • With SPF 15
  • All day sebum resistant and shine control
  • All day resistant to heat and humidity
  • All day no transfer
  • For all-day retouch-free perfection

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Clarins UV Plus HP BB Cream SPF 40 Perfecting Cream High Protection

 

A few weeks ago, I’ve shared a post on Clarins White Plus Total Luminescent range which was launched on 1st March 2013. And at the same time, Clarins is also pleased to launch their first-ever BB cream in SPF 40 to meet the unique needs of Asian women. Introducing the new UV Plus HP BB Cream SPF 40 Perfecting Cream High Protection!

clarins UV Plus HP BB Cream SPF 40 Perfecting Cream High Protection

UV Plus HP BB Cream SPF 40 Perfecting Cream High Protection – S$74 / 30ml

Formulated with an extract of organic blackcurrant bud, Clarins Perfecting Cream meets the special needs of Asian women’s skin. It promotes flawless-looking skin and ensures triple protection from the sun pollution and oxidative stress.

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