Archive for February, 2014

Clarins Launching New White Plus Total Luminescent Day & Night Duo


In March 2014, Clarins is introducing a new hydrating whitening day & night duo – Brightening Hydrating Emulsion SPF 20 / PA+++ / Oil-Free and Smoothing Brightening Night Cream – 2 new additions to its White Plus Total Luminescent line that are exclusively designed for Asian women.

clarins white plus total luminescent

In order to achieve translucent skin with a rosy luminescence that reflects light, Clarins Laboratories noticed the important of hydration.

When our skin is dehydrated, it tends to appear rough, dull and lifeless. During the day, our skin is constantly dehydrated, due to UV rays, pollution and air-conditioning. And during the night, as our skin barrier permeability increases, 25% of water evaporates through our skin.

Key Ingredients

The new hydrating whitening day & night duo is formulated with a unique whitening Trans-Luminescent Complex that helps to achieve fair, translucent skin with a rosy luminescence as if it were from within. The duo is also enriched with a hyaluronic acid of low molecular weight to improve the 24-hour whitening efficacy.

This specially-made agar agar demonstrated every layer of our skin. The top white layer is skin surface, middle layer (with black seeds) is epidermis and bottom layer is dermis.

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The Body Shop Introduced New Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil


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the body shop vitamin E serum-in-oil

The Body Shop has recently launched a new addition to its popular antioxidant Vitamin E series, it is the new Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil. This new unique serum-in-oil concentrate is claimed to help recharge and replenish our skin overnight, to reveal a fresh and rested skin by the morning.

Recent survey has shown that most Asian women (1 of over 10,000 people across 15 Asian markets) are not able to achieve a full 8 hours of blissful sleep most of the time. Due to the lack of sleep, they feel restless easily and their skin also appear tired and dull.

Do you know it is critical for the skin to maintain a healthy moisture level to perform effectively and retain its vitality. One key to this is having a discrete oily (lipid) layer on the skin surface to help entrap the skin’s moisture. Replenishment of this layer, which can be impacted by over cleansing, age, climate, has been shown to support the skin’s ability to maintain moisture levels.

New Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil – S$42.90 / 28ml

Vitamin E Overnight Serum-in-Oil is a concentrate that combines the power of a serum with the indulgence of an oil to replenish and recharge skin with moisture overnight.

You probably will ask why mix a serum with an oil? Well, Jason Matthews, The Body Shop’s resident skincare expert, has revealed that a serum can deliver strong skincare enhancements to a normal regimen when blended with a combination of oils.

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Review – Reduce Loose Underarm Skin With TriLipo MED Procedure


Due to aging and lack of exercise, I went from having slim upper arms, which my friends always envied, to flabby arms. Hiaz!… My underarm skin has became loose and saggy in the recent years. Though I know it’s important to exercise to maintain muscle tone and increase circulation but I’m just too lazy to do so. :-(

Recently, I was introduced to a relatively new non-surgical procedure that is designed to provide wrinkle reduction, cellulite improvement and skin tightening – it is the TriLipo MED Procedure. I decided to give it a try as I can’t wait to get rid of those loose flabby underarm skin that wave in the wind every time I say goodbye! I have taken up six sessions at a weekly interval at NU.U Aesthetic and Wellness Clinic.

Here’s a recap of what TriLipo MED does :

  • 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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FOR BELOVED ONE “Advanced Whitening Arbutin Series”


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Recently, I was delighted to meet up three lovely ladies from FOR BELOVED ONE who have specially flown from Taiwan to introduce the new Advanced Whitening Arbutin Series to selected few Singapore bloggers. The meet-up, held at one of the Toastbox outlets (they enjoyed eating the kaya toast bread) was private and cosy with just myself and the three lovely ladies.

Taiwan’s brand FOR BELOVED ONE, the whitening expert in the Cosmeceutical Skincare field, will be launching the new “Advanced Whitening a-Arbutin Series” in March 2014 – an upgraded comprehensive whitening series that combines low-irritant a-Arbutin compound and DNA whitening ingredients to provide a dual effect brightening treatment.

For Beloved One Advanced Whitening Arbutin Series

This whitening series was first launched in Taiwan in 2013 and has quickly gained popularity all over Taiwan.

The new “Advanced Whitening a-Arbutin Series” consists of Toner , Essence, Lotion and Mask. The Whitening a-Arbutin Cream Mask, the unique oil-in-water cream mask that instantly transforms into essence once in contact with skin, is the most popular product among the range.

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Origins Plantscription™ Powerful Lifting Cream


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End of last year in 2013, I have attended an Origins event to preview its new anti-aging moisturizer – Plantscription™ Powerful Lifting Cream – the latest addition to its Planscription line that is said to give a power lift in just 2 weeks!

Origins Plantscription™ Powerful Lifting Cream

Newly launched Plantscription™ SPF 25 Anti-aging Oil-Free Cream was also presented during the event too.

Many Asian women are wishing for a V-shaped face. In the recent years, it is probably one of the most sought-after surgical procedures in Asia. A V-shaped face (a slim, oval face that narrows to a sharp end at the chin) and a smooth, firm skin tend to give a youthful look.

Do you know what causes the skin to sag? Well, it is not completely due to gravity. As we age, our skin’s supportive collagen structure begins to shrink and become fragmented. And hyaluronic acid (the natural substance that gives skin volume and fullness) diminishes. Hence, our skin begins to sag particularly in the jaw line around the jowls of the face and near our nose and mouth, aging our appearance. Aging also goes beyond wrinkles and fine lines. Lifting the skin is equally as important to restoring a youthful appearance of facial contours.

Origins Plantscription™ Powerful Lifting Cream

The NEW Plantscription™ Powerful Lifting Cream is formulated with Anogeissus and Commiphora that is said to lift skin up, creating an illusion of the modern V – the new must-have heart shaped face. It helps rebuild lost collagen and increase skin’s natural production Hyaluronic Acid to visibly restore volume and density to sagging skin. It helps visibly re-contour and redefine the face and skin may look firmer and plumper.

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Laneige’s Latest Improved White Plus Renew Line & New 6-in-1 BB Cushion


In January 2014, I have attended a private Laneige event to preview its latest improved White Plus Renew Line and its new 6-in-1 BB Cushion. The event was held at TCC By The Bay @ Marina at Keppel Bay.

laneige white plus renew

The new improved White Plus Renew line comprises of Bubble Cleanser (S$34), Skin Refiner (S$45), Emulsion (S$45), Original Essence (S$78), Eye Cream (S$55), Spot Treatment (S$65), Original Cream (S$62), Tone Up Corrector (S$45) and Capsule Sleeping Pack (S$42).

Through its innovative and proprietary Melacrusher™ whitening technology, the new improved White Plus Renew line helps Asian women to achieve brighter, clearer and flawless-looking skin. This technology not only brightens but also provides 3-color undertones care to balance the red, yellow and dark undertones. This improves rough and dull skin tone which is found to be a common problem for many Asian women. Skin looks radiant, flawless and 2 tones brighter than one’s natural skin tone, which many Asian women perceive as the ideal skin tone for herself.

Melacrusher™ Technology

Formulated with truffle yeast, green tea extracts and Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Melacrusher™ Technology is said to break down and remove melanin, helping our skin achieve a radiant, even-toned complexion. It also eliminates tri-colored undertones – red, yellow and dark – resulting in a 2-tone brighter skin. With this new technology, Laneige White Plus Renew line improves six core elements of brightening – glow, moisture, brightness, clarity, even skin tone, and reduced melanin level.

The White Plus Renew line is free of 1.4 dioxane, animal products, artificial pigments and mineral oil.

laneige white plus renew original essence

laneige white plus renew original essence

The improved White Plus Renew Original Essence, retailing at S$78 for 40ml, has a safe and mild formula that is said to make the skin 2 tones brighter than the natural skin tone. This best-selling star product has won 10 Global Beauty Awards in Asia within the first year of its launch.

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SK-II’s New Facial Treatment Essence-Eye


If you are a big fan of SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, you’ll be delighted to know that SK-II has recently launched a new addition to its iconic Facial Treatment Essence, a must-have for radiant, crystal clear skin for over 30 years.

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Eye

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Eye

The one-of-a-kind SK-II Facial Treatment Essence (also known as miracle water) with over 90% Pitera™, now comes a brand new companion – the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Eye – that helps you to reveal a crystal clear look around the eyes. This new eye serum contains a miracle formula that combines the power of Pitera™ with the new Eye Albus Complex to reduce the appearance of dark circles and fine lines.

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Eye

It has a lightweight texture that absorbs into the skin easily.

According to the latest SK-II research, the delicate eye area tends to be the first to suffer, mainly due to a combination of daily fatigue, environmental insult and the mechanic stress (from relentless movement like rubbing, blinking and smiling). The eye area, where the skin is thinner and more delicate, is often the first to reveal signs of aging. This results in a weaker skin barrier, oxidative skin damage and poorer blood circulation which can all mean earlier onset of fine lines, a lacklustre complexion and dark eye circles.

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Review – 3-Month Course on Vita Hair by Vita Green


Lately, I have been so obsessed with hair loss and grey hair. Both have seriously affecting my self-esteem, confidence and self image. I have never quite believed that one day I will have to deal with these problems.

I began to notice patchy hair loss about 3 years ago. I didn’t do much about it cos they were not very visibly obvious at that time. All I concerned was my grey hair due to heredity. Now the situation has became worse and I need a solution desperately.

Though I know there are many causes of hair loss such as hormones, genetic, pregnancy, childbirth, sickness, medication, scalp infection, skin disorder, stress or chemical. I believe my hair loss is likely due to aging, stress, frequent hair coloring and scalp infection. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, deficiencies in the blood can also take a heavy toll on hair’s health.

I spotted my first few strands of grey hair at the age of 16 and I didn’t think much back then. By the time I reached my 30s, I already have 20% of grey hair all over my head. It was until then I realized this heredity cum aging sign is going to be a long term issue for me. My mom and late maternal grandmother have whole head of white hair.

I know jolly well that I will eventually end up like them in a matter of time. All thanks to this “wonderful” hereditary. And now, I have almost 40% of grey hair all over my head. Now I have to regularly cover them up with at-home haircolor every three to five weeks.

vita hair by vita green

Recently, I was invited to review the Vita Hair Supplement by Vita Green, I agreed the offer without much hesitation. Many thanks to Elfaine from EK Media for extending this invitation to me. I have received a 3-month course of Vita Hair in order to see an improvement.

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SaSa Introduced New Suisse Programme Platinum Precious Collection


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In late 2013, SaSa Singapore was proud to host a launch event to introduce its premium Suisse Programme Platinum Collection and the two featured products are – Platinum Precious Luxury Lifting Eye Concentrate and Luxe Eye Cream. The collection also comprises of Platinum Precious Luxury Milk Cleanser, Toner, Up-Lift Serum and Luxe Cream.

vivian chow suisse programme

Ms Vivian Chow 周慧敏小姐, the new SUISSE PROGRAMME ambassador, made a special appearance to the event. Her forever young and pretty, kind-hearted image, coincides perfectly with Sasa’s brand mission of “making life beautiful”.

Suisse Programme Precious Platinum uses the Colloidal Platinum to recharge the skin’s electrical balance and Biodynamic Cellular Complex (BCC®) to deliver oxygen to cells, accelerate cellular renewal and boost metabolism. Suisse Programme Precious Platinum is said to :

  • Lift, firm and tone eye area and face contour
  • Boost skin elasticity, evens out skin tone
  • Significantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Deliver oxygen to cell level and accelerates cellular renewal
  • Maintain optimal skin moisture level, restores natural defense system
  • Reinvent skin with smoothness, firmness and radiance

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[Sharing] L’oreal Singapore Active Cosmetics Opened Its 1st Multi-Brand Boutique, Derma Center, in SEA


Late last year in 2013, L’oreal Singapore Active Cosmetics opened its first multi-brand boutique in Westgate Mall, where all three brands under the Active Cosmetics portfolio – Vichy, La Roche-Posay and SkinCeuticals are available.

This is the first Derma Center in Southeast Asia which will provide professional advice and personalized diagnosis for face and hair. Recommended by dermatologists and health professionals worldwide, the Derma Center will be a new shopping place for consumers with each and every skin type, including the most sensitive, proposing a unique experience for derma-skincare.

At the heart of the derma-skincare uniqueness is the expert diagnosis of skin health specialists. The Derma Center houses two advanced diagnosis tools, which together with professional Derma Advisors, will provide accurate personalized advice and product recommendations that ensure the highest satisfaction in terms of performance and tolerance.

The hand-held Derm Analyzer shows 3D visualizations for skin in areas of hydration, elasticity, pores, sebum, porphyrine (sebum under skin), wrinkles and melanin, and for hair in areas of hair loss, density and thickness. For visible and even underlying skin damage, consumers can refer to the SkinCeuticals Precision LED, which utilizes the power of photochemistry for full-face skin diagnosis with clearer visibility of skin concerns including pigmentation, texture, hydration and sebum production.

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