Archive for January, 2014

WomenLoveBeauty Wishing You A Happy & Prosperous Year Of The Horse


WomenLoveBeauty wishing you a Happy & Prosperous Year of the Horse!

Olay Introduced New Hydrating Range – AquAction™


In November 2013, Olay, one of the leading skincare brands in the world, has launched a new hydration range – AquAction™ – featuring breakthrough HydraLock technology to deliver a new standard in hydration care.

olay aquaction

Recently, I was glad to attend the media launch event of AquAction™ that was held at Hilton Hotel Poolside, Olay’s first ever poolside party.

olay aquaction

AquAction range is comprising of Long Lasting Hydration Gel, Deep Hydration Dew, Intensive Nourishing Emulsion, Softening Sleeping Mask and Nourishing Hydration Mask.

2 Causes Behind Skin Dryness

P&G scientists discovered there are 2 causes behind skin dryness. Similarly to a leaky bucket, our skin constantly loses moisture to its surroundings, even if moisture is constantly being replenished. We can lose as much as 2 glasses of water per day by breathing and through evaporation from our skin. The second key cause of moisture loss is skin fatigue. Skin fatigue is the loss of skin energy, which leads to many unwanted changes in one’s skin, including skin losing its ability to hold on to moisture, causing the skin’s “leaky bucket” to become even more leaky.

However most hydrating products tend to focus on fixing the first issue. If the second issue isn’t addressed, skin will not only get drier but will become less responsive to hydrating ingredients. It is therefore essential to address both causes of skin moisture loss in order to keep skin hydrated and bouncy in a long term.

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ZA Introduced New Rich-Glam Liquid Rouge


ZA Rich-Glam Liquid Rouge

Recently, I have attended an event at Shiseido office to preview latest ZA Rich-Glam Liquid Rouge range that comes in 8 irresistible shades with Asian flattering pink undertones.

A survey done by Shiseido research centre shows that more women are seeking for pigmented lip colors, and yet most of them do not want to sacrifice the moisturizing factor of it.

ZA Rich-Glam Liquid Rouge

ZA Rich-Glam Liquid Rouge, a cross between a gloss and a lipstick, provides rich pigmented colors with ultra-moisturizing formulation that keeps chapped lips at bay.

ZA new Rich-Glam Liquid rouge

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Laneige Launching Spring 2014 Makeup Collection & New Cleansing Oils


laneige spring 2014 collection event

Last December, I was exclusively invited to preview Laneige’s new Cleansing Oils and Spring 2014 Makeup Collection that comprises of New Pure Radiant Shadow, Pure Radiant Blush and Serum Intense Lipstick. They will be permanently available at all Laneige stores from January 2014 onwards.

laneige pure radiant shadow, pure radiant blush and serum intense lipstick

laneige pure radiant shadow, pure radiant blush and serum intense lipstick

laneige pure radiant shadow, pure radiant blush and serum intense lipstick

There are 7 highly-pigmented Pure Radiant Shadow palettes, 6 Pure Radiant Blush colors and 20 vivid Serum Intense Lipstick colors.

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Retain Moisture Without The Use Of Preservatives With FANCL’s New Moisturizing Line


fancl moisturizing line

A few months ago, I have received a parcel from FANCL Singapore and it contains the Moisturizing Line products that include two Essences, two Emulsions, two Lotions, a Cream, a box of Mask and two supplements. Oops! Here’s another overdue post again. <grinning>

When it comes to skin care, keeping my skin well-hydrated is ultimately important. It may slow down the skin aging actually. When my skin is well-hydrated, it is more plump and resilient. Fine lines and wrinkles are less visible and my skin’s protective barrier function is healthy and strong. In fact, when my skin is dehydrated, it will tend to appear dull, uneven, dry, flaky, and even saggy. In fact, my skin turns oily when it is dehydrated too.

Despite the warm and humid climate we live in, my skin can get excessively dry due to air conditioning systems at work or even at home. Therefore, it is more than necessary to keep my skin moisturized and radiant.

fancl moisturizing line

FANCL, one of the leading skincare brands in Japan, introduced Moisturizing Line that helps awaken skin’s natural power to retain moisture without the use of preservatives. It contains beauty ingredients that support skin’s natural moisturizing function to fight against skin dullness, roughness and dryness.

Do you know preservatives can weaken skin’s barrier function? FANCL’s Mutenka only gives the skin what is truly needs and nothing else. And therefore all FANCL product contain no preservatives and potentially harmful additives, allowing only powerful beauty agents to actively enhance our skin’s natural beauty.

Moisturizing Line uses Purification Process, done through the power of Malvidin (extracted from Mallow and Blue Sweet Pea) to reactivate skin cells and ensure optimal moisturizing results. Malvidin helps to purify skin by removing skin damaging factors, revitalizing skin cells and restoring damaged cells.

With “Advanced Penetrating Nano Capsule Technology”, active beautifying ingredients (Raffinose and Fresh Royal Jelly Essence) are absorbed easily deep within skin layers, giving our skin the ability to remain supple and nourished.

fancl moisturizing lotion

STEP 1 – Moisturizing Lotion (I and II), retailing at S$34 for 30ml, is the first step that instantly moisturizes skin and improves moisture retention. It prepares the skin for the next skincare step for better penetrations. Available in 2 variations, Moisturizing Lotion I is for oily skin whilst Moisturizing Lotion II is for combination, normal and dry skin.

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[Review] Eyes By Thermage® at SL Clinic by Dr Kelvin Chua


I noticed the skin around my eyes is one of the first places to show signs of aging. The skin in this area is said to be 40% thinner than anywhere else on my face, causing it to age faster. As I age, fine lines around the eye area become more apparent. The upper eyelids become droopy, puffy and heavier, and that make me appear tired. What I hate most is the crepey texture of my eyelids that make it hard for me to apply eyeshadow.

Before, eye lift surgery was seem to be the only solution to reverse the aging around the eyes however there are potential side effects and risks involved with any surgical procedure. I’m not ready to go under the knife at this moment for sure. Fortunately, there’s a proven non-invasive procedure that can help to reverse the aging around my eyes – it is the Thermage® Eye Procedure.

The Thermage® Eye Procedure is the only procedure that helps smooth and tighten skin and decrease wrinkles and hooding the eye area without surgery or injections, and little to no downtime. I’m pleased to learn that Thermage has the industry’s first and only FDA clearance for non-invasive eyelid treatments.

Three months ago, I have FINALLY gone for the Thermage Eye Procedure at SL Clinic, performed by Dr Kelvin Chua. Yes FINALLY! I have always wanted to go for this treatment for the longest time! WooHoo! <grinning>

This picture was taken before the procedure, with missing double eyelids.

thermage eye procedure sl clinic dr kelvin chua

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Estee Lauder Introducing New MICRO ESSENCE Skin Activating Treatment Lotion


A week ago, I’ve mentioned about my weak skin’s barrier that causes skin sensitivity and irritation, and I have briefly introduced a new skincare product which is exclusively designed to help strengthen skin’s barrier, calm irritation and intensify deep moisture for a stronger more resistant skin foundation.

estee lauder micro essence skin activating treatment lotion

This new treatment essence is Estee Lauder Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion.

I must confess my impaired skin’s barrier function is mainly caused by the frequent use of harsh products (like high concentration of alpha hydroxy acids) over a long period of time. I was so wrong thinking a daily use of AHA product may help to exfoliate my dead skin cells for a flawless, youthful skin. I didn’t realize I was causing more damages to my skin by over exfoliating it. Over-exfoliation has triggered my inflammatory response and led to a compromised lipid barrier with sensitized skin condition. And that results an increase of hyperpigmentation too. Well, what’s done cannot be undone. :-(

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Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Asia-Exclusive Forever Light Creator Skintone Series


In 2013, Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Singapore has launched a new series to its popular Forever Youth Liberator skincare range, exclusively designed to help correct the appearance of uneven skin tone by acting on dark spots, uniformity, clarity and radiance. Introducing you the Forever Light Creator Skintone Corrector.

yves saint laurent forever light creator skintone

This Asia-exclusive series comprises of FOREVER LIGHT CREATOR Skintone Corrector Serum, Skintone Perfector Lotion and Skintone Perfector Emulsion Milky Lotion.

yves saint laurent forever light creator skintone corrector serum

Forever Light Creator Skintone Corrector Serum, the star product of the range, is the first Skintone Corrector Serum by Yves Saint Laurent. It contains the highest concentration of exclusive GlycanactifWT™ complex and helps correct the appearance of uneven skin tone by acting on dark spots, uniformity, clarity and radiance. Instantly, skin looks more luminous, its texture refined. Over time, color imperfections – dark spots & redness – look visibly reduced, skin tone recovers its clarity and evenness.

yves saint laurent forever light creator skintone corrector serum

Forever Light Creator Skintone Corrector Serum contains a couple of potent ingredients such as sodium hyaluronate, salicylic acid, ascorbic acid and sunflower seed extract. The salicylic acid provides an exfoliation benefit and sodium hyaluronate helps to seal in moisture to the skin and prevent moisture loss. However this water-based serum also contains alcohol denat that may cause skin dryness.

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The First Fragrance by Repetto


Recently, I was invited to the launch event of Repetto’s first-ever fragrance that was held at VivoCity.

repetto fragrance

A group of ballet dancers waiting to be performed.

I’m not familiar with ballet and it was fun getting a glimpse into a world of ballet during the event. Elegance is the first thing that comes into my mind when I see ballet. The graceful dancing, the lovely ballet tu tu, the ballerina shoes (that are tied with satin ribbon around the ankle) and the ballerina bun.

repetto fragrance

Repetto, the icon of French heritage for ballerina shoes, has now created a fragrance of their very own, an elegant aura, like a ballerina performing an arabesque driven by a subtle signature providing self-confidence and lifting the body into the air like a Carlotta ballerina.

Repetto was founded by Rose Repetto in 1947 when she decided to design a pair of shoes for her son, the dancer and choreographer Roland Petit. Using the famous ‘stitch and return’ process, the hand-sewn shoes were soon loved by all the dancers at the opera house. The brand now represents French style around the world and remains loyal to its ballet heritage with beautiful stores.

Miss Dorothée Gilbert, Principal Dancer of the Opéra National de Paris, has been the Repetto ambassador since January 2012. This key visual was photographed by James Bort in the privacy of her dressing room, the Danseuse Etoile prepares to go on stage.

The First Fragrance by Repetto

Repetto Fragrance has a musky powdered rose scent that opens with the pear and cherry blossom accords. Middle note of rose fusing with orange blossom. Base note of vanilla pod and the warmth of the amber wood.

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Getting Rid Of My Loose Underarm Skin With TriLipo MED Procedure


Recently, I was introduced to a non-invasive treatment named TriLipo MED that is designed to provide wrinkle reduction, cellulite improvement and skin tightening.

TriLipo MED is a safe and completely non-surgical procedure and it is effective for :

  • Wrinkle reduction
  • Improved appearance of scars
  • Firmer and rejuvenated skin
  • Facial contouring
  • Skin tightening
  • Circumferential reduction
  • Cellulite improvement
  • Acne and scar decrease
  • Stretch mark improvement
  • Muscle lifting and toning

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