SkinCeuticals Is Finally In Singapore

I have gotten to know about SkinCeuticals through its well-formulated vitamin C and retinol skin-care products. It has evidently received a great number of good comments through varies magazines and media.


Their dedication to developing advanced skincare backed by science has earned them a strong reputation with the medical community worldwide. They provide complete skincare solutions through dermatologists, plastic surgeons and other skincare professionals.

Now the good news is, you can easily buy the products at any of the 3 locations in Singapore, thanks to L’oreal Singapore. SkinCeuticals is now available at pharmacies located at National Skin Center, Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Changi Hospital.

SkinCeutical Profile

Our mission at SkinCeuticals is to improve skin health and fight against the major causes of skin aging. Dedicated to this purpose, we make one simple promise: provide quality products backed by science.

Phloretin CF and C E Ferulic

Do check out on their new antioxidant treatments - Phloretin CF and C E Ferulic.

Phloretin CF, a broad-spectrum antioxidant, protects integral skin cells types – and their DNA – by exhibiting the power and the broad-range bioactivity to prevent oxidative stress at multiple steps in the oxidative pathway.

Phloretin CF contains 2% phloretin, 10% L-ascorbic acid and 0.5% ferulic acid.

C E Ferulic, a high potency triple antioxidant treatment, protect skin twice better than placebo from the deleterious effects of UVA and free radicals.

C E Ferulic contains 15%  L-ascrobic acid, 1% alpha-tocopherol and 0.5% ferulic acid.

Both Phloretin CF and C E Ferulic provide :

  • equally powerful photoprotection
  • Help reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Restore radiance and more uniform skin tone
  • Reduce skin laxity

Phloretin CF is optimal for

  • Diminishing age spots and other forms of hyperpigmentation
  • Accelerating cell renewal
  • Improving laxity
  • Retexturizing skin
  • Oily, problematic and normal skin

C E Ferulic is optimal for

  • Replenishing lipids
  • Stimulating collagen synthesis
  • Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
  • Dry, combination and normal skin

SkinCeuticals Treatment Cabin Facial @ National Skin Center

You may also check out their new exclusive targeted facial protocols with a team of professional skin experts to provide a comprehensive approach of skin aging with customized solutions.

Treatments include Regenerating, Firming (with unique face massage), Calming, Deep Pore-Cleansing and Express facials with prices ranging from $49 to $176.

SkinCeuticals Treatment Cabin is located at Mandalay Clinic @ National Skin Centre. Please call 6350 8209 for appointment.

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101 Comments on "SkinCeuticals Is Finally In Singapore"

  1. charmaine says:

    Hi if i want to use for whitening, which one should i go for best results? my skin is sensitive, combined skin. Thanks! love reading all ur beauty tips

  2. Shirleen says:

    Hi Charmaine,

    I’m afraid SkinCeuticals does not carry specified skin care products for whitening.

    But if you are interested in SkinCeuticals products that could help on skin brightening in a way, I will recommend you the SERUM 10 AOX+ (I have earlier done a review on this product) or Phloretin CF to start. It is especially if you are first timer on using concentrated L-ascorbic acid and having a sensitive skin. (skin irritation may occurred on sensitive skin occasionally)

    Both contains 10% of L-ascorbic acid which is a good form of vitamin C. This powerful antioxidant helps to build collagen, combat free radicals, smoothen and brighten up skin hence a result of a more radiance skin.

    Vitamin C may help to lighten up the pigmentation spots but you wouldn’t be able to see the result immediately.

    But if you have ever tried concentrated L-ascorbic acid before with no irritation occurred, then I will recommend you the C + AHA. It contains 15% concentration of pure L-ascorbic acid and 10% concentration of hydroxy acids which exfoliates to smooth the skin and create a more youthful appearance.


    • KC says:

      Hi I read in some feedback that it is better to use both philtre tin and C.E Ferulic together with pigment regulator if I want to see faster results for melassma. Is this true and will it be too strong for someone with sensitive skin ?

      Also can you advise the difference between pigment regulator and advanced pigment corrector .

      Kindly advise and is there a way I can drop by to see you to understand the different benefits of skin Ceutical products.

      Thank you

      • Shirleen says:

        Hi KC,

        I do not have an answer to your first question, you may want to consult the clinic. I guess the Advanced Pigment Corrector is the new improved version of Pigment Regulator. I’m not very familiar with all SkinCeuticals products, hence I may not be the right person to advise you on their products.

      • KC says:

        Many thanks Shirleen for the info. I saw your many responses to your readers focusing the recommendation on skin Ceutical products, I thought that you are very well versed with the same

        Mayb this following question you will be able to help answer. Is it true that we should not stick to using the same range of products and should try to alternate with other brands or types after 3-4 mths or mayb a year of using them.

        Kindly give me your expert view on this.

        Thank you

        • Shirleen says:

          Hi KC,

          It depends on the formulation of the range and the needs of my skin. For eg : if my skin is getting dehydrated, I will incorporate a hydrating serum or mask into my regimen. Our skin may change from time to time, depending on many internal and external factors.

  3. Charmaine says:

    Thanks for ur fast reply. I will get one to try :) I can also pass to my sister who have freckles on her face.

    I have bought a alor vera this morning! going to apply on my face later.

    Have a blessed week

  4. Shirleen says:

    You are welcome, enjoy your ‘natural’ mask hehehehe….

  5. Natalia says:

    Hi Charmaine,

    If i would like to remove black head & minimize pore whick skinceuticals product you would like to recommand but but my skin is sensitive .


  6. Shirleen says:

    Hi Natalia,

    I would like to answer your questions since Charmaine hasn’t replied you.

    After some studies on their range of products, there are 3 possible products which may suitable for you. BUT I will recommended the first product though.

    1. RETINOL 0.5
    It contains Retinol, a non-prescription option and mildest form of vitamin A, helps to increase collagen production, reduce wrinkles and lines, exfoliate dead skin, diminish the appearance of pores and even-up skin tone. You are not allow to use this product if you’re pregnant.

    Although there are 2 strengths available Retinol 0.5 and Retinol 1.0, since you have sensitive skin, I will advise you to start with the lowest strength. There’s a possibility that you will encounter mild irritation with this ingredient.

    Based on the product profile “a 20% daily glycolic treatment that harnesses 2 mechanisms – exfoliation and hydration”, this product may seem to help you in a way. Glycolic, also known as AHA, is said to help exfoliate dead skin cells and reduce pores size.

    But since I could not obtain a full ingredient lists, I will have to give this product a benefit of doubt. First of all, I’m not too sure if it really contains glycolic acid and also based on the key ingredients mention on the product profile, it contains 25% concentration of Hydroxyethyl Urea/Aminosulfonic Acid Compound with Kombuchka and Hyaluronic Acid, which all these ingredients are only beneficial to hydrating skin.

    3. C + AHA
    It contains 15% concentration of pure L-ascorbic acid helps protect against damaging UVA/UVB rays, prevent premature signs of aging, and stimulate collagen production. On the surface, a 10% concentration of hydroxy acids exfoliates to smooth the skin and reduce pores size.

    C+AHA incorporates both glycolic acid and lactic acid to slough off the rough outer layer of the skin, revealing newer, youthful skin under the surface.


  7. Natalia says:

    Hi Shirleen,

    Thanks your reply , i will try the retinol 0.5 first , but the Phloretin CF(C+AHA) suitable for sensitive skin ?How about CE ??Please advise .


  8. Shirleen says:

    Hi Natalia,

    Phloretin CF, C E Ferulic and C+AHA contain L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C). L-ascorbic acid is an unstable yet potent ingredient. From time to time you may encounter some irritation.

    I do have sensitive skin too but my skin loves vitamin C but not vitamin A. No doubt I do get minor irritation from vitamin C at times. But my skin gets serious irritation from vitamin A (strong prescription strength, not retinol don’t worry). :-)

    I believe it really depends on individual skin though.

  9. gin says:

    Hi Shirleen,

    I just discovered this website and am amazed at your knowledge in this area. I have witnessed more pigmentation since my delivery and was contemplating getting dermatics(recommended by beautician) but chanced upon this Skin Ceuticals and you….again! Can you recommend sthg perhaps for pigmentation and sensitive skin?

  10. Shirleen says:

    Hi Gin,

    There’s a new product specially created to treat pigmentation – SkinCeuticals Pigment Regulator.

    It contains the same skin lightening ingredient ‘kojic acid’ as Dermatics Brightening. And it also contains 2% emblica (antioxidant) and 10% glycolic acid (excellent for exfoliating). But it does contains minuscule quantities of skin-irritant ingredients which I hope won’t give much a problem to your sensitive skin.

    So I will treat this product as a 2-in-1 (exfoliant cum lightening) product as compare to Dermatics. :-)

  11. Violett says:


    Is Eye Renewal Gel available in Singapore?
    I don’t see much effect from Eye Cream, and the Eye Gel AOX that I’ve been trying for the last few days are a tad drying on my eye areas.

    I’m concerned with alleviaitng fine lines around the eyes.

    Thanks for your help!

  12. Shirleen says:

    Hi Violett,

    Not too sure if Eye Renewal Gel is available in Singapore thou.

    After you apply the Eye Gel AOX, did you follow up with an eye cream to seal up moisture? As Eye Gel AOX is considered a serum, an eye cream is essential after the serum.

  13. MY says:

    Hi Shirleen

    Do you know where I can buy C+AHA in Spore?

    I have been using CEF and PCF on alternate mornings and retinol 0.5 every night and am very pleased with the results.

  14. Shirleen says:

    Hi MY,

    I believe you can purchase C+AHA at pharmacies located at National Skin Center, Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Changi Hospital.

    You have tempted me, I’m so keen to try CEF, PCF and retinol 1.0…. heehee….SkinCeuticals is nevertheless one of the excellent skincare brand I have found. :-)

  15. Chel says:

    Hi Shirleen,

    Like to ask if there’s a target age group for SkinCeuticals? I’m just afraid that it might be too strong for “younger” skin?

    Btw, If I have dull complexion, which product will you recommand? Plus, my skin is combination.. Oily on the nose & cheeks, but dry on the forehead & chin area..

    Thank You!

  16. Shirleen says:

    Hi Chel,

    Depending on the products, most treatment products are more suitable for mature skin to treat skin problems.

    I’m not too sure how young you are, so if you do not have any skin problem and are below 20, those products are not necessary for you.

    All you need is the 3 step basic regimen which are cleansing, toning and moisturizing.

    As for your dull complexion, you may want to start out with SkinCeuticals Clarifying Cleanser. It contains only 2% salicylic acid which is very mild and you probably may only see superficial result on the dullness.

    For toner, they only carry Equalizing Toner and Revitalizing Toner which I find them so-so. Look for alternative brand with hydrating benefits then.

    For moisturizer, Daily Moisture is not too bad but the jar packaging is a problem. The moisturizer will gradually lost its nutrients with constant opening. You may skip the nose (oily) if you want to. :-)

  17. Skinholic says:

    I bought 3 bottles of pigment regulator during the recent sale, the service of the promoter at CGH is lackluster,if you compare to spending 500 dollars at department store then better spent at La Mer , at least you will have a positive experience…

  18. Sparkle says:

    hey Shirleen, it’s me! thanks for sharing the dr jart review here, so happy to see that! *hugs*

    been away as am really distracted by other things lol…

    anyway just to share that i’ve been using their highest concentration of vit c, 20% i think. it’s pretty good! my skin becomes clearer and pores are less visible, i become slightly fairer too! love this brand! i have a bottle of vit c serum for the eye area, have not used it as i’m still trying to finish my vivier one. i hope it will be good!

    take care :)

  19. Shirleen says:

    Hi Sparkle,

    I’m so glad to hear from you again. :-)

    Anyway thanks for allowing me to share your dr jart review with my readers. If you have new review coming along, do let me know too ok.

    Hee hee…. I have also just bought the 20% vit C serum too (during recent L’oreal sale). After reading your good reviews, I’m so eager to try it now! But I need to first finish the Estee Lauder Night Repair. Prefer not to use both products at the same time because I will like to get the exact result from each product.

    Do update me the eye serum too.

    Btw, I have just created a new Facebook fanpage, join me k! I have daily updates. :-)

  20. Maria Yg says:


    I would to inquire what is the difference between Skinceutical Phyto plus and Skinceutical Pigment Regulator. I m currently using phyto plus. Do both product deliver the same result? Thanks.

  21. Shirleen says:

    Hi Maria,

    Both are having similar function, is to help treating pigmentation. The difference is the ingredients contained.

    Pigment Regulator – containing 2% Kojic Acid, 2% Emblica, and 10% exfoliating blend to provide powerful, skin-brightening results without the potentially harmful side effects of hydroquinone.

    My verdict : It contains precise concentrations of kojic acid and emblica plus exfoliating ingredients to help exfoliate the dead skin cells. This product is good if you like exfoliating benefits and high concentration of the active ingredients.

    Phyto+ – containing Kojic acid and arbutin (both are whitening ingredients) to work synergistically to help break up hyperpigmentation, while cucumber and thyme contain anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties to soothe red, irritated skin.

    My verdict – contains both whitening ingredients Kojic acid and arbutin. It also contains anti-inflammatory ingredients which is suitable for people with sensitive skin.

  22. Maria Yg says:

    Hi Shirleen,

    Thanks for your super quick reply and info. I think I’m going to buy the Pigment Regulator to try it out.


  23. Shirleen says:

    You are most welcome. :-)

  24. Hi. I previously sold skinc in my clinic. My clients still request for some the products, esp sunblock. Can i check with the distributor if i can get some stock to take back to my clients.

    my number is +6012 3728136

  25. Hi Shirleen,

    Thanks for sharing useful information.


  26. Shirleen says:

    Hi skinceuticals,

    You are most welcome. :-)

  27. edi says:

    hi shirleen, do any of the skinceuticals retailers in SG give samples? ‘Cause quite expensive, lol… if the product doesn’t work, it’s a lot of heart and pocket pain. :S

  28. Shirleen says:

    Hi Edi,

    Not too sure though but maybe you may want to try the SkinCeuticals counter at Guardian Tanglin Mall. I hope they provide samples at there.

  29. Hi shiren, I am really interested in trying phoretin CF serum, and also retinol 0.5. I have oily and acne prone skin. Currently I also use ANR from estee. Can I use both serum? Or probably one at night and one in the morning? And how to use the retinol?thank you

  30. Shirleen says:

    Hi Annette,

    Yes you can use both serums. Implement the Retinol 0.5 serum before Estee ANR serum for night regimen and follow with your regular moisturizer. And Phoretin CF serum during morning regimen after cleansing.

  31. Lydia Ng says:


    im 21 and have blackhead problems around my nose area, combi skin(oily on nose and forehead, dry cheeks) no acne but have clogged pore probs. and im a heavy smoker and keep up late nights(due to work sadly) so i have dull skin. do u think its too early to start on CF & AOX?


  32. Shirleen says:

    Hi Lydia,

    Definitely, it is not too early to start using CF or AOX. Choose either one instead of using both as both contain some similar ingredients. But both products may not be able to help on your clogged pores and blackheads though.

    I think C + AHA may be more suitable for you. It contains 10% concentration of hydroxy acids to exfoliate your skin (thereby help to eliminate clogged pores & blackheads) and 15% concentration of pure L-ascorbic acid to protect against damaging UVA/UVB rays, prevent premature signs of aging and stimulate collagen production.

  33. Lydia Ng says:

    thks for the advice. i will try that. do you have any products to recommend? i’ve been very hardworking by scrubbing and masking but blackheads will be back 1 week after facial.

    thks again =)

  34. Darren says:

    Hi Shirleen,
    It is not only you girls who like & use Skinceutical products. I have been an avid fan for some time. I am moving to Singapore soon and would like to know if I have nay problem carrying these products in my toiletries when entering Singapore, as i have heard conflicting reports. Also what sort of price does the National Skin Centre charge for a 60ml C & E ?
    Hope you can help

  35. Shirleen says:

    Hi Lydia,

    Scrubbing and masking may not necessary remove blackheads. I think C + AHA will be a better choice for your blackheads. Reason because it contains 10% hydroxy acids which is proven to exfoliate dead skin cells. But frankly BHA (salicylic acid) will be a better choice for blackheads though.

    Check out these two products : Paula’s Choice BHA 1% or 2 % Gel/Lotion (your texture preference) and Vichy Normaderm Active Anti-Imperfection Concentrate (it contains 4% BHA).

  36. Shirleen says:

    Hi Darren,

    Unless you put them in your luggage and that should be fine. Definitely not hand carry though. I do not have the price list. :-)

  37. Darren says:

    Ok, thanks for that :)

  38. Melvin says:


    Is phloretin CF suitable for eye area?

    I have been applying phloretin CF onto my eye area for months without knowing that it is intended for other area!

    Will Phloretin thin the skin around the eye area?

  39. Shirleen says:

    Hi Melvin,

    If there is no irritation occurs, I reckon it should be safe to use on the eye areas. If it’s for me, I probably will apply this serum on my eye areas too.

    Not too sure if it will thin the skin around eye areas

  40. cecilia says:

    hi shirleen, I’m 45 yrs old with pigmentation & uneven skin tone on both cheek :( ( and am having diamond peel facial quite often to enhance the absorption of my skin care product.but it doesn’t help. And i really keen on trying e pigment range ie pcf or cef, Retexturing Activator,Pigment Regulator,Retinol 0.5 .will they be too strong to my thinning skin?and pls adv on a good ftrming product too. thks

  41. Shirleen says:

    Hi Cecilia,

    If you are looking for skin lightening products within SkinCeuticals, then Phyto+ or Pigment Regulator may be suitable for you. You may want to consult from the counter assistant if you can use both products at the same time. Both using kojic acid as one of their key ingredients. You may consider incorporate Retinol 0.5 into the regimen too as it may help to increase the effectiveness of skin lightening. Again check with the counter assistant too.

    I’m not too sure if these products will further thin your skin or too strong for your skin though. Do note that generally all lightening products (including SkinCeuticals) will not eliminate pigmentation. They will only help to lighten the stubborn dark spots and the result will not be immediate though. But they can improve uneven skin tone pretty well.

    Whenever you are using a skin lightening product or going through a non-invasive treatment such as laser or diamond peel, it is essential to use a good broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen. SkinCeuticals carry a couple of good broad spectrum sunscreens. Your pigmentation may get worse if insufficient or proper sun protection is given.

    I yet to find a good firming product.

  42. cecilia says:

    wow shirleen , u are really fast. :) )))
    of I am mind set in getting the pigment regulator, retexturing Activator ?,Pcf or ceF? which of this is better the NEW Cef or th PCFi is the better on
    the firming mask is really good if u areally meeting this gorgeous guy are for g great date m not miss… they have fabulous scrubs fm karin heroz tat feel so different fm the norm grainy scrupts. Any one know of a serum for dark eye cirle n firming cream fm skinceutical or any good producted u triee.btw am staying in north when can i find a Skinceuical counter with good sales staf. i usually dun get to meet the countergirl in TTsH pharmacy… anywhere near with good salseperson \ help… cecilia

  43. cecilia says:

    Oops.. so sorry for the last msg posted (typing w/o my glasses) for the hyperpigmented skin is retexturing activator a good investment?? coz i m thinking of getting both Pcf & Ecf (ouch! its gonna burn a big hole in my pocket) Any adv on where i can get skinceutical products?? Shirleen help.. dying to have it next few day…..heehee
    Anyway just for sharing, i’d tried the skin exfoilation product(not grainy at all) fm karen heroz; it really slosh off all grim and dead cell on yr skin, presently i am also tempted to add this to my must-have list :) ). sorry for the error in my last text; it shd be scrubs not scrupts pardon me

  44. Shirleen says:

    Hi Cecilia,

    Hee hee…. you are so adorable! I can imagine the image of you typing without your glasses. ;-)

    Retexturing Activator is a strong exfoliator with 20% Glycolic Acid and I believe it may help to lighten pigmentation and improve skin texture. But you got to use a VERY good broad-spectrum sunscreen when using this product though. Use this strong exfoliator only on night regimen.

    ECF? Are you referring to CEF? Btw, both PCF and CEF are somewhat similar. You may want to start on 1 first.

    Check out the SkinCeuticals counter at Guardian @ Tanglin Mall. If I’m not wrong, there’s one consultant stations at the L’oreal counter (Vichy, SkinCeuticals…..)

  45. Dee says:

    I’ve tried TTSH, skin ctr and guardian Tanglin mall but they don’t hv this item: antioxidant lip repair. This is highly recommended by makeupalley. Where else can I go to search for this item? I don’t like buying online as my concern is fakes. Tks

  46. Shirleen says:

    Hi Dee,

    It sounds like it is not available in Singapore at all.

    If you are afraid of getting fake product, you may wanna try getting the product at reliable site such as Amazon (via vPost if there’s no direct shipment), and here’s the link :

  47. Mila says:

    What is difference between Phloretin CF and C+AHA? I’m currently using C+aha right now but I wanna switch to CF as I heard it is alot more effective. I have really oily skin, maybe because of the imbalance of hormones, so i have pore clogg probs, blackheads and breakouts. What would you suggest between these 2 products?

    Thanks! ^^

  48. Shirleen says:

    Hi Mila,

    Phloretin CF is a highly potent antioxidant serum that helps to combat free radicals and accelerate cell turnover whilst C+AHA helps to increase collagen production and exfoliate dead skin cells.

    Both are great products actually. If you wanna remove those clogged pores, maybe C+AHA will be more effective.

  49. Mila says:

    Thank you Shirleen for relying my msg!
    Now i know what to get :D I heard PCF has a whitening function, that’s why i was tempted to try that as well, is it really?
    I have been using C+AHA, i didn’t know i was suppose to keep it in the fridge. but as i remember, the color was already yellow when i first opened it, now it turned a bit darker than i first bought it. So is it no longer effective? i still use it right now, it seems to work pretty well though, im scared :(

  50. Shirleen says:

    Hi Mila,

    I do not have the full ingredient list but what I understand is that PCF contains 10% L-ascorbic Acid that may help to brighten up the skin.

    Yes opening the bottle (that is formulated with L-ascorbic acid) on and off may oxidize the product hence the color will get darker. I’ve noticed that most SkinCeuticals serums with vitamin C tend to appear yellowish when new. Btw, how long have you been using it? If it’s just a bit darker than I reckon it’s still ok.

  51. Mila says:

    I bought it for a lil bit more than half year ago, i stopped using it few months ago and recently started again. I didn’t keep it in the fridge, just in regular room temperature. So if it’s oxidized, the product may be less effective or ineffective at all?

  52. lily says:

    Honestly nowadays I feel uneasy when I see women layering a few products before their sunscreen in the day time. It’s really really not recommended, especially if u use chemical sunscreen which needs to be applied on bare skin to work effectively. Even if ure using physical sunscreen, many dermatologists will recommend applying on bare skin.

    Personally I dont even dare use a serum before my Anthelios sunscreen, becos it will lower the effectiveness of sunscreen. I apply my antioxidant serum at night. I recommend people avoid the skinceuticals serums that cant be washed off (e.g. C&E Ferulic) and use one of their other serums (e.g. C+AHA). Just apply it at night, then in the morning wash it off and apply sunblock. This is just my personal recommendation but I STRONGLY STRONGLY recommend it. In the past I read about top dermatologists and celebrities who only applied sunblock in the daytime and I wondered why they don’t bother with serums, moisturisers etc. But later on I realised that it’s not give the most effective sun protection.

    Sorry for the long post. :)

  53. lily says:

    Sorry typo in the last part of my previous post:

    In the past I read about top dermatologists and celebrities who only applied sunblock in the daytime and I wondered why they don’t bother with serums, moisturisers etc. But later on I realised that it’s to* give the most effective sun protection.

  54. Shirleen says:

    Thanks Lily for the tips. :-)

  55. May says:

    I bought one C E Ferulic from online but I don’t know how to use it. Is it ok to use other brand of essense and milk lotion & sunblock after using the C E Ferulic?

  56. Shirleen says:

    Hi May,

    It’s definitely ok to use C E Ferulic before moisturizer and sunblock from other brands.

    If you are using more than 2 serums/essences, here’s a guide on the sequence :
    anti-wrinkle > whitening > hydrating > antioxidant

  57. May says:

    Hi Shirleen,

    Thanks a lot. I found many many useful in
    fo from your blog.
    My skin is a bit dry, is there any recommend for hydrating gel or lotion or mask?

  58. Shirleen says:

    Hi May,

    My favorite hydrating mask is Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Mask.

  59. Eileen N. says:

    Hi Shirleen,

    I am keen to try out Skinceuticals pdts to treat my acne scarring. However, my current dermatologist prescribed 12% glycolic acid, L-ascorbic acid brigtening cream, and 0.05% Retacnyl (which I think it acts similar to Retinol A?) as part of the skincare regimen, and it doesn’t seem to improve my acne scarring condition.

    Which would be the best Skinceutical pdts to treat acne scarring? I have oily/acneic skin (slightly dry on the surface skin).

    Sorry for the long post, but help needed! Tq! :-)

  60. Shirleen says:

    Hi Eileen,

    I find that what your dermatologist has prescribed are pretty good. You should continue using them. These products can only superficially reduce the look of scarring anyway. Don’t expect to see result immediately though. They are great for your skin cos they may help to increase collagen production and improve skin texture after a long use.

    For a better result, non-invasive treatment will be a better choice. Get the doctor to recommend you the best treatment.

    There isn’t any ideal Skinceuticals product for your scarring though.

  61. Sophie says:

    Hi Shirleen!

    I’m planning to buy the Phoretin CF but I can’t decide whether to buy the serum or gel one. Which do u think is better for oily, acne prone skin? :D

  62. Shirleen says:

    Hi Sophie,

    I guess the gel is more ideal for oily, acne prone skin. You may want to check with the SA at the counter again.

  63. huiwen says:


    I keen to purchase this SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic product but afraid is very expensive. May i know how much does it cost for SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic? Will skin be radiance and hydrating if i use this product? Please kindly advise. Thank you.

  64. Shirleen says:

    Hi Huiwen,

    I’ve never used this product before but by looking at the main ingredients, I reckon it will improve skin radiance in a way.
    I’m not sure about the pricing though.

  65. sue says:

    Hi Shirleen,

    We would like to go there and get the skinceuticals products. is it still here:-

    “SkinCeuticals Treatment Cabin is located at Mandalay Clinic @ National Skin Centre. Please call 6350 8209 for appointment”

    I know this entry was written in 09. Just trying my luck to get a full address. Please help.

    Thanks so much.

  66. Shirleen says:

    Hi Sue,

    I’ve recently been to National Skin Centre but unfortunately there is very very limited selection of SkinCeuticals products available at there. I will not advise you to make a trip down. I’m not too sure if Singapore General Hospital, Changi Hospital or Tan Tock Seng Hospital are a better choice for you.

    Sorry, I didn’t get your question earlier, the treatment cabin is no longer available at National Skin Centre.

  67. Grace says:

    Hi Shirleen,
    I saw that you are the expert in woman beauty. I have some questions for you. What do you think about the ReVive Skincare from USA, which uses Nobel Prize winning technology into the production? I live in Indonesia. Is the brand suitable for the tropical weather here?

  68. Shirleen says:

    Hi Grace,
    Thanks for your compliment, I’m actually not an expert, I’m learning new things while I blog.
    I’m afraid I’m not very familiar with this brand hence I won’t be able to give you a better advise on that. I believe it may be suitable for our tropical countries.

  69. esha says:

    Hi Shirleen,

    U seem to be giving accurate info to all the lovely ladies out..!!!

    Request you to guide me as well for my face prob and please recommend me which products should i use.

    I have combination skin (oily+dry) and have acne scars around nose area, my skin too has gone a bit dull and it looks like aged, i have dark circles due to irregular working hours..

    Need your help..

    • Shirleen says:

      Hi Esha,

      You may want to check out their exfoliant, Retexturing Activator. Blemish + Age Defense, Retinol 0.5 or Retinol 1.0.

  70. itstands says:

    Hi shireen,

    Thank you for your informative advice. I am visiting Singapore and I am staying around the Orchard road area (Hyatt, Scotts road). Is there anywhere near me where I can purchase skinceuticals besides the locations you’ve mentioned? Thank you. xx

    • Shirleen says:

      Hi Itstands,

      Privé clinic used to carry Skinceuticals many years back but I’m not too sure if they still do. You can contact them at Tel: 6737 6639 before heading down to the clinic. Their nearest clinic to Hyatt is at 390 Orchard Road, Palais Renaissance #03-03.

  71. Grace says:

    Hi Shirleen. I hv bough the following products : Hydrating B5, Gel Phloretin CF, Phyto Corrective Gel, Phyto + , Pigment Regulator & Retexturing Activator/ Retinol 1.0. Could you tell the the correct sequence of apply these products ? thanks

    • Shirleen says:

      Hi Grace,
      That’s a challenging question and I’m afraid I wouldn’t be able to help you on this. I reckon there are a few active ingredients that are repetitive among them or some active ingredients not to be mixed. Please consult the SA at the place you have made your purchase.

  72. Diya says:

    Hi Shirleen,
    I would like to know your opinion about the History of whoo seol line for whitening. Is it effective for pigmentation and freckles?

    • Shirleen says:

      Hi Diya,

      I do not have much info on the history of whoo seol line hence I wouldn’t be able to give comment/opinion if it’s effective for pigmentation and freckles.

  73. Mel says:

    Hi Shirleen and Grace,

    So this is May 2013…May I know where to get Skinceuticals products? I am desperately trying to find good skincare products. May I know Retinol 0.5 is available and the price…Thanks a lot!!!

    • Shirleen says:

      Hi Mei,

      Here’s the stocklist for SkinCeuticals in Singapore :

      Dr. Jonathan Lee, The Aesthetic Studio
      3 Mount Elizabeth, Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, #12-08, Tel: 6836 8382

      Dr. Eileen Tan
      38 Irrawaddy Road, #05-38, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Tel: 6223 8898

      * Skin Physicians
      3 Mount Elizabeth, Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, #11-08, Tel: 6733 6466

      * Spa Artisan
      The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, Mezzanine Floor, Tel: 6423 1382

      Joyce Lim Skin & Laser Clinic
      290 Orchard Road #11-16/18, Paragon Medical Suites, Tel: 6834 9159

      * The Revival Medical Centre
      10 Sinaran Drive 2, Square 2, #10-16, Tel: 6397 2472

      Dr. Michelle Tan, Neuglow The Aesthetic Doctors
      10 Sinaran Drive, Novena Medical Centre, #10-35, Tel: 6397 2552

      * No appointment is required with doctors to purchase SkinCeuticals products

      Hospital Retail Pharmacies
      1. Changi General Hospital
      2. Singapore General Hospital
      3. Tan Tock Seng Hospital

      For more queries on SkinCeuticals, please contact SkinCeuticals +65-9848 7763.

  74. Shirleen says:

    Hi to all SkinCeuticals fans!

    This June or July 2013, in conjunction with SkinCeuticals Singapore, I may be hosting the first-ever SkinCeuticals workshop (at a doctor’s clinic). No fee is required. You will be able learn more about SkinCeuticals products and the beauty tips on how to defend premature aging too. I’m keen to know how many of you are keen on this? If there’s no response, this workshop will be put on hold. Interested parties, do send me an email at

    Thank you! :D

  75. Totti says:

    Hi Shirleen, Thanks for the information regarding SkinCeuticals, i have combination to dry skin, i have 2 inquiries

    1- im currently using C E Ferulic and some times i have redness and irritation from it is it suitable for my skin or u think Phloretin CF is more appropriate for sensitive skin, also do u recommend me a moisture comes with SPF

    2- which is better for sensitive skin Phyto+ or pigment regulator for blackheads and pigmentation and can use them both one day after each

    3- does retinol 0.3 make skin thinner, how can i use all these products

    soory for the long post but i think ur very knowledgeable about this brand so i trust ur advice

    Best wishes

    • Shirleen says:

      Hi Totti,

      I feel that C E Ferulic is more suitable for your sensitive skin (though I’m surprised it causes irritation). Phloretin CF contains alcohol which may not be suitable for sensitive skin. I will prefer to focus on a good sunscreen than getting a moisturizer with SPF as it doesn’t provide sufficient SPF protection.

      I’m not too sure which (phyto+ or pigment regulator) is better for your sensitive skin.

      From what I know retinol 0.3 will not make your skin thinner, I may be wrong.

      • Totti says:

        Hi Shirleen, Thanks for the reply i have an inquiry, i have bought serum 10 Vitamin C + Pigment Regulator, can i use them both one on the morning and the other at night. also do think after i finish using serum 10 i would be ready to use CE ferulic with no problem like redness, irritation,,,,,,,,etc. Finally, what is the best face wash would you rcommend me to use for sensitive skin, im looking forward to hear from you

        • Shirleen says:

          Hi Totti,

          Yes you can use Serum 10 in the morning and Pigment Regulator at night. I have never used CE Ferulic before, but I guess it wouldn’t cause redness or irritation. Yes you can replace CE Ferulic when you finish the Serum 10 in the morning.

          I will recommend Simple Refreshing Facial Wash Gel for your sensitive skin. My most favorite cleansing wash of all time!

  76. Vanessa says:

    HI shirleen! Do you need dermatologist’s prescription or consent to buy the retinol .5%? thanks very much.

  77. joey says:


    im 3 mths pregnant and not sure if I can continue using e products

    b5 gel, retexturing activator, night renewal cream, ce ferulic.

    They will be expiring next yr n I still have alot left.

    Emailed skin ceutical but no reply yet. N there’s no info avail online.

    able to help??

    thks alot

    • Shirleen says:

      Hi Joey,

      I do not have the full ingredient lists of these products hence I can’t comment. You may want to contact SkinCeuticals at +65-9848 7763 for query.

  78. Vanessa says:

    thank you for your prompt reply shirleen!! Love your blog!! Very informative!!

  79. KC says:

    Hi I read in some feedback that it is better to use both Philoretin CF and C.E Ferulic together with pigment regulator if I want to see faster results for melasma. Is this true and will it be too strong for someone with sensitive skin ?

    Also can you advise the difference between pigment regulator and advanced pigment corrector .

    Kindly advise. Since you are so well versed with skin ceutical products, will you be holding a kind of workshop to tell users to be of the products the different benefits. If so I would very much like to register myself for it.

    Thank you

  80. TC says:


    i have been using products from Niks Maple Clinic for the past 2 years. My skin has been better. However, pimples always grows esp around the cheek and chin area and my scar still remains there. I have been using like their glycol 12 and 15, skin repair, and etc. So I tot of changing to other products. What would u recommend? I am thinking of Skinceuticals, La Roche- Posay or Vichy. Shd I just go to the shop and ask for advise or approach the doctor first?

    Thank you!

    • Shirleen says:

      Hi TC,

      You may want to consult another dermatologist for a second opinion. I don’t think La Roche-Posay and Vichy products are available at doctor’s clinic, so you probably have to go to the counter and get the SA to advise you on a suitable product. You can go to L’oreal 1st Derma Centre at #02-33 Westgate Mall to check out these 3 brands.

  81. TC says:

    Hi Shirleen,

    Thanks for your efficient reply!! What SA? So u mean i can just go over to westgate to seek for advise? Are they professional?

  82. Ann says:

    Hi Shireen,

    I thought of switching to skineautical. However I don’t know what to buy. Who should I go to ?

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