All posts tagged Anti Aging



Do you know that you could actually look older than you really are if you neglect the delicate skin around your eyes?

The skin around our eyes is the thinnest and most fragile on our entire face and is the first area to show signs of aging – such as sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles.

After 15 years of research, SK-II scientists were able to prove that our eyes can get 20% smaller on average over 15 years, starting from our 20s – due to the lack of lengthwise and crosswise firmness around the eyes.

When lengthwise firmness (less wrinkles and fine lines) and crosswise firmness (less visible pores) are achieved, skin around the eyes is firmer and eyes look bigger, younger and brighter.

The third and latest product in the award-winning R.N.A. Power Radical New Age anti-aging skincare series, the new R.N.A. Power Eye Cream promises to keep your peepers looking bigger as you age (by as much as 11% with just 6 weeks of continuous usage), by targeting the lengthwise and crosswise firmness in every corner of the eyes.

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First-In-The-World Launch of SK-II R.N.A. Power Eye Cream At The Shilla Duty Free In Changi Airport

Last month, SK-II unveiled its new addition to its multiple award-winning R.N.A. POWER Series – the R.N.A. POWER Eye Cream.

SK-II has chosen Singapore as the first country in the world for its global launch of new R.N.A. POWER Eye Cream due to its strong tripartite partnership with Changi Airport and The Shilla Duty Free.

Held at the SK-II Pitera™ Lounge at Changi Airport, the global premiere event was attended by SK-II Celebrity Ambassador Rebecca Lim and Chinese Celebrity make-up artist, Wu Miao, as well as SK-II’s top retail partners, valued customers and Singapore beauty media.

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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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[Review] NeoStrata Skin Active Line Lift


NeoStrata Skin Active Line Lift

NeoStrata Skin Active Line Lift

Recently, I’ve noticed my forehead lines appear deeper and more obvious. That really worries me and hence I decided to give this NeoStrata Skin Active Line Lift a try, which was first launched two years ago.

NeoStrata Skin Active Line Lift is a 2-step treatment – comprising of Aminofil™ Activator (Step 1) and Finishing Complex (Step 2) – that are specially targeting deep wrinkles and lines. It can be used around the eye areas to treat crow’s feet and undereye lines.

NeoStrata Skin Active Line Lift Duo is said to help build skin’s natural volume and visibly reduces the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles resulting from UV induced photo-damage and repetitive facial expressions.

This duo treatment is specially designed to help reduce :

- Forehead lines
- Frown lines
- Laugh lines
- Crow’s feet / undereye lines
- Smoker’s lines (around the mouth)

The Step 1 precision roller ball allows easy application directly to deep expression lines and helps massage the potent formula into skin.

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Clarins First Anti-Aging Masterclass


Some time back, Clarins held its first ever Anti-Aging Masterclass.

Photo credit : Clarins

Being a nature-loving company, Clarins chose Open Farm Community (OFC) as the venue for this event.

OFC is a relatively new restaurant opened this year near Dempsey (130E Minden Road to be precise). It is very much based on “farm-to-table” concept where they grow their own vegetables and spices and use as much as what their backyard farm can produce. This is the first time I’ve ever been to such concept restaurant so it’s a novel experience for me.

Fresh juices and yummy finger food by OFC

Photo credit : Clarins

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[Review] Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line Reducing Concentrate


Kiehl's Powerful Line Reducing Concentrate Serum Vitamin C

Due to limited available time, I haven’t been doing much product reviews lately. Managed to review one of my favorite products a few days ago and it’s the Kiehl’s Powerful Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate. Good things are meant to be shared! :D


Product Profile

  • Formulated with a 10.5% Pure Vitamin C, Powerful Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate is clinically demonstrated to improve overall skin texture, tone and radiance while reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Superior results over Retinol at 8 weeks on skin texture, tone and lines and wrinkles.
  • Gives your skin a triple boost by stimulating collagen production, providing anti-oxidant protection and exfoliating skin to reveal healthier-looking skin.
  • Use both day and night under your ideal moisturizer.

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SK-II Unveils New STEMPOWER Essence & Its “Master Switch” Discovery


sk-ii stempower essence

SK-II, one of the prestige skincare brands in the world, has recently launched their new breakthrough anti-aging serum – the new SK-II STEMPOWER Essence – that has been proven to improve skin’s smoothness and lessen visible pores for poreless-looking, bouncy skin.

Actually, I was glad to be one of the first few to try out the new STEMPOWER Essence and I have almost finishing the first bottle. I must say, it is one of the best SK-II products I’ve tested so far! I was super pleased to notice visible results even only using it for two weeks. The enlarged pores around my cheek area have visibly reduced and my overall skin appears brighter and radiant.

sk-ii stempower essence

sk-ii stempower essence

A month ago, SK-II Singapore has hosted a launch event to introduce the new STEMPOWER Essence and to unveil it’s latest first-in-the-world discovery on the functions of the skin cell’s very own “Master Switch” – a key to activating our youth activity.

sk-ii stempower essence

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Protect Your Skin From Premature Aging With Skinceuticals Skincare


Have you heard of this skincare brand named SkinCeuticals? Well, if you are always on the lookout for well-formulated antioxidant serums, you probably will be familiar with SkinCeuticals.

SkinCeuticals is a professional skincare brand that is only available at selected spa, aesthetics and hospitals. It has a well-deserved reputation for producing serious-minded, research-driven products such as their well-formulated antioxidant treatments with key ingredients including L-ascorbic Acid, a-Tocopherol, Ferulic Acid and Phloretin. SkinCeuticals is one of the first companies to partner with physicians to offer skincare products in their offices.

SkinCeuticals is founded by Dr. Sheldon Pinnell in 1994. Founding scientist Dr. Sheldon Pinnell is the Chief of Dermatology of Duke University who has 38 years of skin cancer and skin disease research.

A couple of weeks ago, I was delighted to have a very private get-together session with the Product Manager of SkinCeuticals to preview a range of SkinCeuticals products and to learn some useful beauty tips to prevent premature aging. I’m always very interested in SkinCeuticals as it offers some of the best L-ascorbic acid and retinol products.

skinceuticals phloretin CF gel

The first two products I was being introduced are Phloretin CF Gel and Phloretin CF. Both serums have the same formulation but only in different consistency.

skinceuticals phloretin CF

Phloretin CF (priced at S$268), a broad-action antioxidant treatment, is formulated with 2% Phloretin, 10% L-ascorbic acid and 0.5% Ferulic acid.

Benefits :

  • Prevents premature signs of aging
  • Corrects existing photodamage, particularly age spots and laxity
  • Boosts skin’s natural defenses against DNA damage
  • Helps stimulate collagen synthesis
  • Accelerates cell turnover

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Kiehl’s Introduced Powerful Wrinkle & Pore Reducing Cream and Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Eye Cream


Now in mid-40s, apart from pigmentation; wrinkles and loss of elasticity are other signs of aging I’ve been trying hard to fight off in the recent years. Though wrinkle is a common sign of aging but I actually could have minimized the look of wrinkles if I have taken good care of my skin when I was younger. I applied nothing at night, not even a moisturizer and I did not apply any sunscreen in the day too until I was in my early 30s.

I first noticed mild fine lines on my forehead and lower eyelid areas during my late 20s. It didn’t bother me much at that time and without realizing it, these fine lines (on my forehead) eventually turned into wrinkles after I reached my late 30s. Hence I will strongly advise you to start an anti-aging regimen if you have not. It’s never too late to start one even if you’re only in your early 20s. Here’s something for you!

kiehl's powerful wrinkle & pore reducing cream

kiehl's powerful wrinkle & pore reducing cream

Understanding the top concerns of women are fine lines, wrinkles and pores, Kiehl’s chemists offer a new approach to addressing these key concerns, and proudly introduced the highly anticipated Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle & Pore Reducing Cream and Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Eye Cream, which are officially available from May 2013 onwards.

A couple of weeks ago, I was glad to be one of the first few bloggers to preview Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle & Pore Reducing Cream and Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Eye Cream.

kiehl's powerful wrinkle & pore reducing cream

The preview event was held at The Fullerton Bay Hotel @ Collyer Quay. What a lovely venue with a spectacular view!


Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle & Pore Reducing Cream – S$80 / 50ml

kiehl's powerful wrinkle & pore reducing cream

Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle & Pore Reducing Cream, powered with Copper PCA and Calcium PCA, is said to reduce the appearance of wrinkle and pores for a smooth skin complexion in as little as 4 weeks! It is claimed that this wrinkle-fighting reducing formula is clinically demonstrated to significantly improve elasticity by 32% and texture by 26% within 4 weeks.

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Philosophy FULL OF PROMISE Treatment Duo Serum & Dual-Action Restoring Cream


As we age, collagen production can slow and lead to a loss in skin volume and firmness, elastin fibers also begin to lose their spring, fray and become disorganized, making them less able to bounce back and withstand the forces of gravity. All of these factors can lead to a loss of facial definition and volume that can keep skin from looking youthful and plump.

Apart from pigmentation, lines and wrinkles; volume and lift are in fact my key anti-aging concern. What I hate most now are my nasolabial folds and marionette lines which make me look old. They are caused by the loss of elasticity, collagen and volume in the skin. For a truly youthful appearance, my facial volumes must be lifted.

Till now, I have not found any skincare products or non-invasive treatments that can help reduce the look of these signs of aging. Unless I opt for a surgical face-lift treatment but for now this option is a no-no for me.

Philosophy full of promise

Recently, Philosophy has launched a new advanced volumizing and lifting skincare collection that is said to reawaken the skin’s natural revitalizing system that supports natural collagen and elastin, and help to restore the appearance of full, firm and lifted skin.

Introducing the FULL OF PROMISE, comprised a 2-step TREAT and MOISTURIZE regimen.


Step 1 – TREAT

FULL OF PROMISE Treatment Duo For Uplifting Days & Volumizing Nights – S$120 / 30ml

Philosophy full of promise treatment duo for uplifting days and volumizing nights

FULL OF PROMISE Treatment Duo For Uplifting Days & Volumizing Nights is a dynamic a.m./p.m. protocol (uplifting for the day and volumizing for the night) to help rejuvenate and restore skin by following its natural rhythms. To maintain a youthful-looking skin, it is essential to repair and rejuvenate your skin while you sleep and protect it against harmful environmental factors such as pollution, UV rays in the day.

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