Recently, I have received three products from Kiehl’s Singapore that are essential for keeping the heat of sun exposure in hot tropical climate like Singapore. They are the Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA+++ UVA, the Actively Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream SPF 50 PA+++ and a new interesting multi-benefit product – Kiehl’s Micro-Blur Skin Perfector.
The new Kiehl’s Micro-Blur Skin Perfector, retailing at S$52, is specially designed to instantly smooth skin and reduce the appearance of pores over time. Globally, pores are a major skin concern for women, regardless of age. Pores and imperfections become more prominent as skin is exposed to daily aggressors, such as UV ray exposure and pollution, throughout the day, resulting in a rough and uneven texture. With this in mind, Kiehl’s chemists created an innovative solution that instantly smoothes skin, providing a ‘soft-focus’, more uniform appearance while delivering lasting skin-perfecting benefits.
A while ago, I was privately invited to preview a new skincare brand – IOMA Paris – a French luxury beauty and skincare brand that takes science and personalization in skincare to a whole new level. And also to review its signature Bespoke Ritual, that is tailor-made to my skin’s needs.
About IOMA Paris
IOMA is founded by Jean Michel Karam, a scientist, inventor of more than 50 high technology patents and a serial entrepreneur. Together with a group of experts in technology and skincare/dermatology specialists, Jean Michel Karam launched IOMA Paris in 2010, a sophisticated and personalised skincare regimen that uses diagnostic equipment powered by MEMS technology to prescribe a custom-made skincare protocol for a woman of any age, skin type and ethnicity.
The diagnostic devices track and measure the skincare regimen’s results over time and finetunes the recommended products to suit the skin’s changes over time.
During the private meeting at their Robinsons Heeren counter, I was asked to have my skin diagnosed using one of the patented devices above.
It diagnoses skin issues like hydration, fine lines, wrinkles, sagging, clogged pores, dark circles, bags and eyelids.
Following the diagnosis, I was introduced to its signature Bespoke Ritual, a personalized day and night products that offer a customized programme with made-to-measure formulas. Bespoke Ritual kit consists of a day cream base, a night cream base and 8 serums. Bespoke Ritual is priced at S$430.
It is claimed to be an industry first, whereby the skincare consultant customizes the right formulation on the spot over the beauty counter for the customer.
Recently, I have attended the Biotherm event to preview its latest star product – Biotherm Life Plankton™ Essence – that is said to see and feel a new-born skin in just 8 days.
Pleased to receive a bottle upon the event.
Life Plankton™ Essence has a silky fluid texture that takes a while to be fully absorbed into the skin. Its water-serum consistency is designed to achieve optimum results applied at the beginning of all skincare rituals. It creates a healthy canvas facilitating the application of the subsequent skincare routine – be it focused on hydration, brightening, anti-aging or other concerns.
As I age, my skin becomes duller, drier and more easily irritated. When my skin is dry or dehydrated, it will become oily and tight at the same time. The skin dryness also weakens my skin’s barrier. Hence, selecting a right moisturizer that provides adequate hydrating benefits is of utmost importance to me.
Kiehl’s has recently introduced the Ultra Facial Cream Intense Hydration for drier skin types, an extra lightweight formula that is said to give proven results in just one week.
Unlike most rich creams available on the market to treat dry skin types, Ultra Facial Cream Intense does not use traditional thickeners such as waxes or butters that can feel heavy on the skin. Instead it employs a lightweight cream foundation to impart a moisturizing yet weightless feel to the skin.
Applied a small amount of the cream on my dry hand. My hand is so dry that fine lines are pretty visible near at the back of my wrist.
Jurlique has recently announced the opening of their first standalone location in Ngee Ann City (Takashimaya Shopping Centre) #B1-56 on 15 March 2014.
The specialty store offers Jurlique’s full assortment of natural skincare products made from potent organic and biodynamic ingredients. The uniqueness of Jurlique is its Bio-Intrinsic™ process to create the purest, most powerful skin care possible. From its biodynamic farm in South Australia to its leading natural innovations, Jurlique has unlocked the potential of combining nature with science to create luxurious, effective products.
“You can’t manufacture pure skin care, that’s why we grow it instead.”
Have you ever thought about what a dream date with the dream man would be like? Well, my dream man would be someone who is tall, manly, well-spoken and stylish. His suit is tailored to perfection and most importantly, he must smell amazing and wears Gucci Made to Measure.
Gucci Made to Measure fragrance is an intensely masculine partner for the iconic female perfume Gucci Premiére. Gucci Made to Measure, a spicy oriental fragrance, is exclusively tailored for man who demands the very best. Like the well-constructed Gucci suit, Gucci Made to Measure has an aroma that is specially crafted with the philosophy of attention to detail.
Top notes : Calabrian Bergamot, Tunisian Orange Flower, French Lavender, Anis Seed
The first encounter with the fragrance is akin to the look and feel of a handmade suit. Anis Seed, hand-picked, distilled Tunisian Orange Flower and the best Calabrian Bergamot. The smoothest Provencal Lavender tempers their potency, producing a caressing, soft, yet warm effect on the skin – stylish and comforting as a luxurious silk lining.
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, the only beauty essence with over 90% ™ Pitera, has been a must-have for healthy, crystal clear skin for more than 30 years. SK-II has recently launched a brand new companion to its iconic Essence – the Facial Treatment Essence-Eye.
SK-II Singapore is hosting an exclusive Power of Pitera™ for Eyes workshop, from 15th – 17th May at 1pm to 2.30pm, held inside the Audi Fashion Festival 2014 Tent @ Orchard, where their beauty trainer will be there to take you through the Power of Pitera™ for Eyes regimen.
Be the first 60 customers to receive an SK-II LXP Ultimate Perfecting Cream 15g (total worth of S$225) when you RSVP by 14 May 2014.
Fee : S$100 for one pax, S$180 for two pax (Fully redeemable for SK-II products)
To RSVP, please call SK-II Takashimaya counter at +65-6734 3234.
Recently, I have attended the Natural Sun Eco Bloggers Party, hosted by The Face Shop, to preview their Natural Sun Eco product line.
The Natural Sun Eco range, a mild sunblock product line, comes with different textures, UV protection, ingredients, types and benefits. It contains sun protecting natural plant ingredients that is great for sensitive skin.
I cannot emphasize enough the importance of sun protection. Do you know cumulative harmful UV exposure can accelerate skin aging, create wrinkles, cause pigmentation and uneven skin tone. Hence, it is a must to apply sunscreen everyday, rain or shine, from 9am to 4pm.
Natural Sun Eco Aqua Sun Gel SPF40 PA+++ – S$24.90 / 50ml
A water based formula sun gel that provides extra hydration and soothes and calms irritated skin. Contains more than 60% of moisturizing ingredients to moisturize and refresh skin. Fast absorption without any stickiness.
Recently, I have attended an event hosted by The Body Shop to preview their new Spring Trend Collection 2014, that includes the new Limited Edition Hair Chalk with complementary shades of best-selling Shimmer Cubes and new 12ml lip glosses.
The hero of the collection is the Limited Edition Hair Chalks. Available in two hair-raising shades, Tickle Me Pink (left), a playful pink that pops on blondes and Falling For Blue (right), a bright blue that’s electric on brunettes.
Priced at S$9.90 each, The Body Shop Hair Chalks are an affordable way to get gorgeously colorful hair.