All posts tagged Moisturizer

[Review] Change can Happen Overnight with Philosophy The Microdelivery Overnight Anti-Aging Peel

 

Wake up to a smoother, younger and radiant skin. Sounds impossible? Philosophy has now made it possible!

Philosophy is known for their 3-step skincare regime – CLEANSE1, PEEL2 and TREAT3.

Earlier this year, Philosophy has launched their new The Microdelivery Overnight Anti-Aging Peel in the US and it has finally reached our shores! In this post, I’m gonna share with you their 3-step skincare regime and my thoughts on their products after trying out for two weeks.

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Introducing Guerlain Météorites Oxygen Care – Moisturizer & Radiance Booster

 

Recently, Guerlain has launched their first ever skincare product, Météorites Oxygen Care – Moisturizer & Radiance Booster, under their bestselling Météorites range.

Météorites Oxygen Care key ingredient O2 Light helps encourage the skin’s natural light receptors to illuminate from within and complexion becomes radiant. Also enriched with hydrating ingredients and silica microspheres, Météorites Oxygen Care instantly refreshes the skin and infuses it with moisture.

Météorites Oxygen Care also contains a light-reflecting polymer which blurs surface imperfections such as fine lines and pores. With skin smooth and plumped, it reflects light better.

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Which Hydrating Moisturizer Provides The Best Hydration – Vichy, Clarins Or Murad?

 

This comparison review post was written about a year ago but I didn’t get to publish it earlier. My bad! But I guess it’s better late than never! <grinning>

Other than sunscreen, moisturizer is the final step in my regimen to help seal in the moisture into the skin.

Adequate skin hydration plays a crucial role in maintaining a healthy skin texture and preventing aging. When skin is dehydrated, skin feels rough, dry or oily, sensitive and even show more lines. Even if you have been constantly applying moisturizer, your skin may still get dehydrated too. Knowing the importance of hydration, many cosmetic companies have specially formulated new moisturizers with additional hydrating benefits to help boost the hydration level and maintain a long-lasting moisture on the skin.

In the recent years, many new hydrating moisturizers have been launched in the market and in order to choose the right one for your skin can be confusing. To help you in a way, I’m going to do a quick review and comparison on 3 hydrating moisturizers I’ve received quite some time ago –

- Vichy Aqualia Thermal Soothing & Fortifying 24Hr Hydrating Care

- Clarins HydraQuench Cream-Gel

- Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture.


Vichy Aqualia Thermal Soothing & Fortifying 24Hr Hydrating Care – S$48 / 50ml

Product Claim

This refreshing, lightweight cream is formulated with unique “ceramide-like” polymer mimics the shape of skin’s natural ceramides, allowing for instant penetration. Skin feels soft, supple and comfortable.

Verdict

My first impression on this product is its pleasant fragrance scent. Surprisingly, the fragrance scent is pretty strong even it is listed as the last ingredient. It also contains alcohol. Personally, I’m not very comfortable of using any product that contain fragrance and especially alcohol in it.

Upon application, I can actually feel a temporary mild warm sensation on my skin which disappears within seconds. Maybe is my psychology mind tricking me hee hee… The gel absorbs quickly onto my skin and my skin appears pretty matte with no trace of oil at all. This lightweight gel is pretty refreshing too. Definitely suitable for people with oily skin type and for day & night use.

All-in-all, the hydration efficacy is average.

Click here for more info on Vichy Aqualia Thermal Soothing & Fortifying 24Hr Hydrating Care.

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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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Origins New Plantscription Anti-Aging Cream

 

After a series of Plantscription products were subsequently launched in 2011 and 2012, Origins once again introduced a new addition to its Plantscription line early this year.

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It is the Plantscription Anti-Aging Cream. I’m pleased to receive one recently. Formulated with Anogeissus and Raspberry Plant Stem Cell Technology, this anti-aging cream is said to clinically proven to help visibly repair 4 major signs of aging while helping to preserve skin’s youth-span.

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This new face moisturizer completes the anti-aging range that comprises of the Anti-aging Cleanser, Anti-aging Treatment Lotion, Anti-aging Serum, Anti-aging Eye Treatment and Anti-aging Eye Cream. Finally a moisturizer under the Plantscription Anti-aging collection!

If you are keen to read my previous post on :

Plantscription Anti-aging Serum, click HERE
Plantscription Anti-aging Eye Treatment, click HERE
Plantscription Anti-aging Cleanser, Treatment Lotion & Eye Cream, click HERE

Do you know what causes the signs of aging in skin?

Well, though aging is a natural process that starts as early as in 20s, aging can also cause by unhealthy lifestyle, stress, harmful sun exposure and environmental factors. These factors cause a decline in skin’s natural collagen, elastin and fibrillin production. Skin’s structure weakens, paving the way for the appearance of wrinkles. Surface renewal also slows making skin texture tough and uneven.

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Review – NEW Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream

 

olay regenerist micro sculpting cream moisturizer

After the recent launch of Olay Regenerist Night Resurfacing Essence, Olay is proud to launch their re-formulated anti-aging moisturizer – Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream – that is claimed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in just one jar! Recently, I was glad to be invited to review this new anti-aging moisturizer.

Formulated with two new anti-aging ingredients, Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream (claimed to be America’s #1 selling anti-aging moisturizer), penetrates rapidly to deliver anti-aging ingredients 10 layers deep into skin’s surface. Results:

• 1 Day: Reduces the appearance of lines, boosts hydration & brightness
• 14 Days: Skin is noticeably firmer and skin elasticity is improved
• 28 Days: Reverses the look of up to 10 years of wrinkles

Do you know skin fatigue and tiredness will make your skin looking dull, rough and dry? When our skin is dry or dehydrated, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles will appear more obvious but fortunately these can be improved with proper skin care routine.

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NEW La Mer Moisturizing Soft Cream

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A couple of weeks back, I was delighted to attend my first La Mer Event to preview its latest ‘miracle’ cream – The Moisturizing Soft Cream. Many thanks to Skincare DB for extending this invitation to me.

The Moisturizing Soft Cream is the latest addition to the original Cr¨me de la Mer and other three La Mer moisturizers which are The Moisturizing Lotion, The Moisturizing Gel Cream and The Oil Absorbing Lotion. Each has the same amount of Miracle Broth and benefits delivered in five different texture preferences.

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Review – Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15

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Many months ago, I’ve received an invitation to review Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 and I readily agreed after finding out that it is a fragrance-free day moisturizer formulated with sufficient UVA protection.

I’ve received it in a nice baby blue bag.

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Product Claim

Cetaphil® Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 is specially formulated to be effective, light and silky-smooth – ideal for facial use. In addition to providing gentle moisturization for all skin types, Cetaphil® Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 gives you moderate protection against damaging UVA and UVB rays that are responsible for premature lines and wrinkles. This skin moisturizer is lightweight, fragrance-free and suitable for use under makeup or after shaving.

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Review – Paula’s Choice Resist Cellular Defense Daily Moisturizer w/ SPF 25 & Antioxidants

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A few months ago, I’ve received 4 amazing anti-aging products from Paula’s Choice Singapore and I’ve actually reviewed 3 of them recently. In fact 2 of them, Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment with 5% Alpha Hydroxy Acid and Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment with 10% Alpha Hydroxy Acid are my 10 most must-have beauty products at the moment!

Click here to read my review on Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment with 5% Alpha Hydroxy Acid

Click here to read my review on Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment with 10% Alpha Hydroxy Acid

Click here to read my review on Resist Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator

And now I will be reviewing the 4th and last product received – Resist Cellular Defense Daily Moisturizer with SPF 25 & Antioxidants.

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Resist Cellular Defense Daily Moisturizer

w/ SPF 25 & Antioxidants

Product Profile

  • Shields skin from wrinkles and brown spots
  • Provides gentle broad-spectrum protection
  • Silky cream soothes and brightens
  • Proven antioxidants boost your skin’s environmental defenses
  • Ideal for sensitive or rosacea-affected skin
  • Designed to work beautifully under makeup
  • 100% fragrance-free and contains no dyes or coloring agents

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Review – Paula’s Choice Resist Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator

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A couple of weeks back, I’ve reviewed 2 of my latest favorite anti-aging skincare products from Paula’s Choice and they are nevertheless one of the best anti-aging products I’ve tested so far! 5 stars for both and highly recommended! And now I’m continuing to review the 3rd Resist product – NEW Paula’s Choice Resist Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator.

Click here to read my review on Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment with 5% Alpha Hydroxy Acid

Click here to read my review on Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment with 10% Alpha Hydroxy Acid

New Paula’s Choice Resist Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator is a moisturizer that is formulated for normal, oily, combination or blemish-prone skin. It is recommended to be used on the face and around the eyes too.

This super lightweight moisturizer is designed not only to control oily and acne-prone skin, it also helps to address wrinkles, sun damage and fade red marks from past breakouts with a couple of potent ingredients.

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NEW Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment

Product Profile

RESIST Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator contains an exclusive complex of proven antiwrinkle and skin-clearing ingredients that renew and restore your skin, making it look younger, even-toned, and fresh. Powerful antioxidants and skin-repairing ingredients stimulate healthy collagen production, repair sun damage, and fade red marks and discolorations from past breakouts. Lactoperoxidase helps eliminate breakout-causing bacteria, while soothing agents calm skin and enhance its natural repair process.

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Ingredients

RESIST Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator is formulated with a handful of beneficial ingredients that include antioxidants, cell-communicating and skin repairing ingredients.

It is FREE of fragrance, color and harmful skin irritants, and it never tested on animals.

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Review

Paula’s Choice Resist Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator is formulated for normal, oily, combination or blemish-prone skin.

To me, Resist Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator is more than just a moisturizer. It not only helps to provide moisture to the skin, it also helps to superficially stimulate healthy collagen production, repair sun damage and reduce discolorations, and thanks to the antioxidants and skin-repairing ingredients in it.

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