SK-II Facial Treatment Essence New Phoenix Limited Edition

 

As Chinese New Year approaches, SK-II debuts its first-ever commemorative Chinese New Year SK-II Facial Treatment Essence New Phoenix Limited Edition.

Inspired by the courage and strength reflected in the “Wings of Change” festive collection, the Chinese New Year Limited Edition incorporates into its design the beautiful resurrection of a phoenix, which in traditional Chinese culture symbolizes auspicious harmony.

Paper cutting or “Jianzhi’ is an ancient Chinese art form that signifies celebration and good fortune. The SK-II New Phoenix Limited Edition combines this traditional Chinese art form with the design of a phoenix, a symbol of female empowerment, to express virtue, elegance and rebirth.

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Phoenix chinese new year limited edition

The Chinese New Year Limited Edition was designed to inspire women and their loved ones to bring in the new spring with hope and confidence, and encourage them to believe in themselves, take hold of their destinies, and join hands with SK-II to embark in a new journey to crystal clear skin, #changedestiny and welcome a beautiful new year.

I was delighted to attend an exclusive SK-II media session just recently in late January for the launch of their first commemorative limited edition bottle for Chinese New Year, held at SEVIIN @ TANGS.

Celebrity Make-up Artist, Larry Yeo, was there to share tips on how to best prep your skin to achieve that radiant look for Chinese New Year as well as make-up tips for a natural, fresh looking makeup that will last through the long days of visiting.

Next, an experiment was conducted to compare rate of absorbency and level of moisturisation of SKII latest product, Facial Treatment Oil, with 3 other luxury brand oils.

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[Review] SK-II Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil

 

Cleansing is an important part of my daily beauty routine. To achieve a healthy-looking skin, I always ensure my face is thoroughly cleanse every night. When it comes to makeup cleanser, I actually prefers cleansing oil than milk. I find that cleansing milk is milder and it doesn’t really clean off makeup as well as cleansing oil do.

SK-II Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil

I’ve recently obtained the SK-II Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil and after a few weeks of usage, I decided to review the product.

Product Profile

SK-II Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil contains a rich formula of Pitera and Apple Seed extract that deeply cleanses pores and effectively eliminates even the most stubborn makeup, mascara and sunscreen. This 2-in-1 cleanser and makeup remover leaves skin clear and radiant. Recommended for combination to oily skin types.

Ingredients

Based on the ingredient list, this Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil contains a high concentration of mineral oil. This clear odorless oil cannot become a solid and it doesn’t clog pores or cause acne. :D Though it’s somewhat greasy but it doesn’t suffocate my skin. Hence, this Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil is also suitable for combination to oily skin types too.

It also contains a rich formula of Pitera, the fifth ingredient on the list. I spotted Citric Acid in the list, the small amounts of this ingredient helps adjust the pH of the the product to prevent it from being too alkaline.

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Perfect Your Korean Brows With CLIO’s New Kill Brow Collection

 

You can’t deny eyebrows are often the first thing we notice about a person. I believe good looking eyebrows are an important contribution to your overall beauty. Makeup artists consider well-groomed brows act to frame the eyes and highlight your best features.

Korea is often the epicenter of Asia beauty trends. Soft straight brows, a huge trend in Korea for a while, is dubbed the exclusive Korean makeup style ‘Ulzzang’ or 얼짱, the Korean word for ‘best face’ or ‘good-looking’.

CLIO, one of the popular mass market makeup brands in Korea, has recently introduced a collection of brow products – The Kill Brow Collection. I was pleased to receive a couple of the them recently. Award-winning actress and celebrity figure, Kong Hyo Jin (above image), is the spokesperson of the brand.

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced user, with just the right tools, you can perfect your Korean brows with Clio, the Asian Brow Expert!

Clio Kill Brow Tattoo Lasting Gel Pencil

Clio Kill Brow Tattoo Lasting Gel Pencil

The Clio Kill Brow Tattoo-Lasting Gel Pencil, priced at S$14.90, are great for beginners. These brow pencils give a soft look as they go on naturally and smoothly, without the risk of harsh lines.

Clio Kill Brow Tattoo Lasting Gel Pencil

This 2-in-1 brow pencil comes with 2 tips – creamy gel pencil on one side and screw brush (to comb and line brows) on the other side.

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Buy SkinCeuticals Products Only From Authorised Retailers

 

Have you ever heard of SkinCeuticals?

Founded in Dallas, Texas in 1997, SkinCeuticals is a brand that develops an advanced line of skincare products backed by science and is responsible for bringing cosmeceuticals to the American market. As leaders in antioxidant, sun protection, and corrective technologies, it is also a brand used following cosmetic procedures and recommended by dermatologists in America and worldwide.

Being a cosmeceutical brand, SkinCeuticals is distributed only by a selective group of authorised dermatologists, plastic surgeons, medical spas, pharmacies and qualified premium skincare professionals worldwide as well as in Singapore. Derma Center (Westage Mall), Clifford Aesthetics and Freia Medical Aesthetics are among some of the local authorised retailers here in Singapore where you can get authentic SkinCeuticals products.

The Risks of Buying from Unauthorised Retailers

Diversion is when products are sold in unauthorised places, which means that the products being sold have not been purchased directly from SkinCeuticals. All genuine SkinCeuticals products are sold exclusively through authorised SkinCeuticals skincare professional partners or through their carefully selected and authorised retailers. SkinCeuticals products that you find outside of these places are considered to be “diverted.”

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[Sharing] Dolce&Gabbana’s New Limited Edition LIGHT BLUE Fragrance Duo

 

On October 18th 2015, the face of Dolce&Gabbana’s Light Blue and acclaimed international model David Gandy, had visited Sephora ION Orchard in Singapore to celebrate the brand’s widely awarded summertime fragrance.

The Light Blue Fragrance

Capturing the world for over a decade, the Dolce&Gabbana Light Blue fragrance was re-launched in 2012 to reinforce Dolce&Gabbana’s Mediterranean heritage and champion this much-admired scent. ‘Pour Homme’ remains unchanged, apart from its modernized design to consistently reflect the look of ‘Pour Femme’. Specific to the Light blue pillar, the fragrance is a casual and breezy, sparkling fruity-floral scent that evokes the spirit of the Sicilian summer.

Every year, the brand also launches a limited edition version of the fragrance duo, and this year Dolce&Gabbana introduced Limited Edition Sunset in Salina and Swimming in Lipari.

Limited Edition Sunset in Salina and Swimming in Lipari

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Womenlovebeauty Wishing All Readers A Very Happy & Prosperous New Year!

 

Goodbye 2015 and Hello 2016! Thank you so much for all your support and love this past year. Womenlovebeauty wishing all lovely readers a very Happy and Prosperous New Year! Let’s start making our new year’s resolution now! Have a fabulous 2016!

Instant Glam with Benefit Bling Brow Kit

Benefit Cosmetics threw a mini party at their Benefit boutique at Westgate for the launch of their Bling Brow in Singapore some time back.

Their Global Brow Authority, Jared Bailey, was specially invited down from San Francisco, California to share with us some brow tips as well as how to add that extra sparkle to our brows for the holiday seasons.

We were treated to a “live” demonstration of the famed Benefit brow waxing service by our very own National Brow Artist, Jerlyn Low, from Benefit Cosmetics Singapore. I experienced it for the first time earlier this year and is now a fan. You can read my brow waxing and brow tinting experience here.

After grooming the brows, it’s time to glam them up with Bling Brow.

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Merry CLINIQUE Holiday Collection 2015

 

Christmas is just around the corner, have you thought of anything to buy for your mom, colleagues, best friends or loved ones? Well we know that Christmas is a beautiful time of the year but honestly, it can also be very stressful especially if you have loads of things to do and haven’t gotten a present for them yet.

I will suggest find the perfect gift to make them look and feel amazing this Christmas and choose from premium skincare and cosmetics brands like Clinique. The gift of great skin is probably one of the greatest anyone can bestow on a friend or loved ones.

This Christmas, Clinique offers 14 specially curated holiday gift sets  not just for women but for men too! These value for money gift sets range from skincare, makeup, body care and fragrance that are packed in lovely boxes. And don’t forget they actually provide free wrapping too. Here’s sharing with you some of the festive gift sets you may consider.

Clinique Even Better Clinical, priced at S$143.

Clinique Moisture Favourite, priced at S$75.

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SK-II Limited Edition Festive Collection 2015

 

A few weeks ago, I’ve attended the SK-II #changedestiny World Festive Edition at VivoCity to preview the 2015 Limited Edition Festive collection of Facial Treatment Essence.

I was pleased to join host Jean Danker to celebrate this season of gifting, with musical performances by Singaporean songbirds, Tay Kexin and Nathan Hartono.

SK-II Limited Edition Festive Collection

This festive season, SK-II transforms its iconic Facial Treatment Essence to elevate the true meaning of gifting. The 2015 Limited Edition Festive collection of Facial Treatment Essence comes in three distinctive designs, each symbolising Boldness, Encouragement, and Perseverance.

Themed ‘Wings of Change’, the limited edition designs symbolize the beauty in transformation as you embark on your #changedestiny journey, and the possibilities of soaring beyond your potential.

SK-II Limited Edition Festive Collection 2015

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[Review] DCS Nutriderm

If you are in your mid-20s and think that you are too early to for anti-aging products, think again.

According to the experts, our skin starts to age naturally by mid-20s. As dermal fibroblasts begin to age, they produce decreasing amounts of collagen and elastin which results in skin laxity and wrinkles.

Youthful, glowing skin needs to be maintained to prolong its youth thus it’s never too early to start incorporating anti-aging products as soon as we can.

From the brand that harness the volcanic power of Jeju, Korean skincare brand DCS (Dermatology Cosmeceutical Solution) has come out with its latest anti-aging range, NUTRIDERM, to help keep away fine lines and early signs of aging.

With rare Korean ginseng Berry as one of its ingredients, this NUTRIDERM range is not only gentle on the skin but also kind on the wallet. Prices range from $33.50 for a toner to $53 for an ampoule.

Rare Korean Ginseng Berry

The Korean ginseng berry can only be harvested once every four years over a seven-day period, giving rise to its rarity and value. Its powerful anti-aging properties make the Korean ginseng berry a prized ingredient in Korean skincare.

The secret to the Korean ginseng berry’s restorative power lies in its high concentration of ginsenosides. It contains twice the number of ginsenosides as compared to the more well-known and frequently used Korean ginseng root. Ginsenosides have excellent anti-oxidant properties which helps to protect the skin from daily environmental stress by fighting free radicals that cause skin aging.

Our skin develops wrinkles when it loses the elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid found within over time. On top of protecting our skin from the outside, the Korean ginseng berry increases the hyaluronic acid found in our skin cells, making our skin more plumped up and supple.

Volcanic Seawater

Other than the Korean ginseng berry, another key ingredient that gives skin its dewy nature is Jeju’s volcanic seawater. Just like all DCS product ranges, the anti-aging NUTRIDERM range is also infused with the pure, skin-loving water from Jeju Island in Korea. The volcanic seawater is highly-valued for its rare mineral content such as Selenium, Zinc and Iron, all of which are crucial to skin health because they help to repair and regenerate the skin from the external environmental stresses. The volcanic seawater has been highly purified of pathogens and heavy metals by passing through volcanic basalt rock for thousands of years.

We can now all be like one of those many Koreans women with beautiful and healthy mul-kwang-pi-bu (dewy, glowing) skin, with skincare products infused with nutrients-rich water, like in NURTIDERM.

Nature-Based Ingredients

On top of the Korean ginseng berry and Jeju’s volcanic water, NUTRIDERM products contain other nature-based ingredients such as marine collagen, licorice extract, vegetable worm mushroom extract and pomegranate extract. Hypoallergenic and gentle on the skin, nature-based ingredients provide your skin with the care it needs without stripping the skin’s natural moisture.

NUTRIDERM range consists of four products to incorporate into your daily regime: Ultra Nutrition Toner (S$33.50), Ultra Nutrition Ampoule (S$53), Ultra Nutrition Day Cream (S$41), and Ultra Nutrition Night Cream (S$41).

I had the opportunity to try out two of the four products in the NUTRIDERM range, namely Ultra Nutrition Ampoule and Nutrition Night Cream.

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