Hydrafacial & Q-Switch Laser Treatment at Clifford Aesthetics

Disappointed with the results of your regular facial parlour?

Although more expensive, facial treatments at aesthetic clinics such as The Clifford Aesthetics use high tech machines and high quality products to pamper your skin!

My first time doing a facial at an aesthetic clinic, I tried out The Clifford Aesthetic’s Hydrafacial. This was coupled with the Q-Switch Laser treatment which helps to target pimples, pigmentation and pores without any downtime!

Let’s go into the Hydrafacial first!

The Hydrafacial is perfect for you if your skin has the following isuses:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enlarged pores
  • Poor skin tone
  • Loss of elasticity and firmness
  • Hyperpgimentatation
  • Oil and congestion
  • Advanced signs of aging

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The Hydrafacial integrates cleansing, exfoliation, extraction and hydration simultaneously, cleaning and revitalizing your skin thoroughly.

There are 5 main steps for this facial:

  1. Cleansing and Exfoliation to remove dead skin cells
  2. Acid Peel: To loosen dirt and soften black and white heads
  3. Extraction using vortex suction
  4. Hydration: Antioxidants and Hyaluronic are Vortex-Fused to nourish and protect your skin + Application of Anti-wrinkle to lower eye
  5. Protection: HydraFacial daily essentials will be used to protect your skin and maintain results

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The therapist uses this nozzle to apply the products onto your face and you basically just experience a light suction feeling on your skin.

Say bye to painful squeezing of pimples and black heads! Those usually also leave marks and have downtime for up to 2 days. With the Hydrafacial, there’s no redness and downtime at all!

The treatment takes only 30 minutes so its a perfect lunch time treatment. Pop into the clinic and be out showing your colleagues your new smooth skin.


 

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If you have stubborn pigmentation that requires more attention, couple the Hydrafacial with the Q-Switch Laser.

Q-switch laser is the ideal lunchtime laser for common pigmentation and aging problems.  Melasma, freckles and acne scars are common types of hyperpigmentation that can occur even with good lifestyle and skincare habits. I know many people tend to think freckles look cute. However, they can grow into large brown spots as you age!

The Q-switch laser has been proven to erase hyper-pigmentation with low downtime.

How does Q-switched laser treatment work?

The Q-Switch Laser treatment works by generating a high-energy laser on the affected area. The laser energy pulse breaks down the pigments into mini-pigments, which is absorbed by the skin, and then destroyed by the body’s lymphatic system.

How many treatments are needed?

This is a common question as many of you are concerned about the cost required and time needed to see results.

The answer to this question depends on the type of pigmentation you have. Some pigments can be effectively removed in one or two sessions, whereas some pigments may need several repeated sessions of the laser. A single treatment can result in the removal of 75-100% of an individual brown spot. The friendly doctor Gerard Ee will advise you on how many sessions you will require to achieve your desired skin.

Some added bonuses of the treatment is the reduction of damage caused by harmful sun exposure, and the increased collagen and elastin levels which maintain both elasticity and firmness in your skin.

Is it safe?

The Q-Switch Laser treatment is FDA approved and clinically proven for the removal of both superficial and deep hyperpigmented lesions. The procedure is 100% safe and comes without side effects.

Is it painful?

You will be surprised how comfortable the 15-minute laser procedure actually is, with it being comparable to a rubber band snapping on your skin. You basically feel a zapping sensation, but nothing you can’t bear. However, you can request using a numbing cream if you really very scared of pain.

(P.s I was strong so I didn’t use any numbing cream. hahhahahha)

Is there any down time?

There is almost no downtime for Q switch laser and you can expect to return to your daily activities and work without interruptions.
Erythema (skin redness) is expected after Q switch laser and this usually fades in a maximum of 1 hour. You can choose to apply makeup after laser
Urticaria (hives) can occur occasionally and this can be reversed with medications.

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So this is me face immediately after the Q-Switch. As you can tell, there are some red marks on my face.

The pigmented area on my skin was destroyed by the Q-switch laser which results in the area turning red. A scab (a dry, rough protective crust that forms over a cut or wound during healing) will form and fall off in a few days.

 

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This is me face again on the next day, aka D+1.

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5 days later…


 

Make an appointment now and find out how you can achieve your dream skin!

The Clifford Clinic

24 Raffles Place
#01-03 Clifford Centre
Singapore 048621
(Exit A from Raffles MRT)

Mon to Fri: 10am to 8pm
Sat: 10 am to 5pm
Sun: Closed
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

Call: +65 65322400
Whatsapp: +65 83186332
to schedule your consultation today.

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5 things you never knew about Amanda Yong

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When Sample Store approached me to share 5 Secrets about myself, I took up the challenge and said why not!!!

  1. How I started my blogging journey

Many of you always wonder how I started my blogging journey. Truth to be told, Sample Store played a huge part in it! I started writing beauty reviews on my blog after requesting for my free samples from Sample Store. I really enjoyed the process and never stopped ever since!

I also leveraged on OOTD sites and community platforms such as Stylexstyle.com and Clozette to share my fashion photos and lifestyle shots.

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2. Do you really like ALL the products that you promote for? 

I haven’t openly said this before online, but I think it’s impossible to like every single product and experience that I have been asked to review.

Nonetheless, I do not wish to shame the brand as I believe that they should be given a chance to improve. Therefore, I tend to feedback and give suggestions to the marketing rep directly.

However, if you wish to find out my honest opinion, read between the lines!

eg. If I did not mention that the food tastes good in any way, and simply use phrases like ‘the food was fresh, the decor was nice, etc”, you know what to expect la k ahhahhaha. Don’t need to spell out so clearly.

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3. What are some products/services that you continue to rave about?

a. SHAMANUTI Activated Charcoal Cleanser (https://livingnaturallyco.com/products/shamanuti-activated-charcoal-cleanser

  • This amazing cleanser even removes makeup! It’s unique formula utilises the properties of activated charcoal to neutralise acidity and absorb impurities as well as to gently exfoliate the skin with maple extract.
  • Beneficial for all skin types including sensitive or problem skin and is very effective as a treatment for reducing acne, rosacea and eczema. It works as an excellent shaving cream and deodorizing body wash as well!

b. Blush Wax (http://blush-wax.com/)

After trying out the Brazillian Waxing, I was really impressed by their service! Just when I endured the pain to go through the waxing session, they moved on to use a tweezer to pluck out all the tiny hairs, which helps slow down subsequent hair growth. After which, they also applied a smoothing mask which helped soothe the pain.

Will be going back to try their DPL services, so stay tuned for my review!

c. Eyeliner: Heroine Make Smooth Eyeliner is super pigmented and smooth! Easy to draw 

d. BB Cream: Stellar K Beauty FAU BB Solution (https://stellarkbeauty.com/collections/best-sellers/products/skin-solution-fau-bb-stick-30g), wo zhen de hen xi huan!! Love the in-built puff that makes it soooo easy to use. It also leaves a really natural glow.

e. Contact Lenshttps://honeycolor.com/ cause they have a wide range of coloured contacts at affordable prices, and they deliver directly to your doorstep!

f. Nails: The Nails Work Nails Boutique (https://www.facebook.com/thenailworks.nailboutique/) never fails to disappoint! Their nail artist is super professional and capable of pretty nail art!

g. Padeve (https://www.padeve.com/) is a local pad brand. Their herbal pads not only keep the stink away during that time of the month, they also help to reduce cramps! Ladies, you’d never regret trying these.

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4. Have you done any changes to your face/body?

Well, for those who have been following me for a long time should know the answer to this question.

Nonetheless, I’ve done nose and cheek fillers At Kowayo Aesthetic by Dr Wong and breast implants by Dr Martin Huang from MH Plastic Surgery.

Refer to my previous posts to find out more about these treatments! Feel free to DM/email me questions too and I’d be happy to share my experience.

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5. What are your long term goals as a blogger?

Well, I do not plan to go into blogging full time. I really enjoy it as a past time, being able to help brands increase their reach and to also expand my network by getting to know more entrepreneurs and business types! I aspire to open my own social enterprise one day and provide meaningful employment to adults with autism in Singapore. When that time comes, I’d be sure to tap the reach I currently have to spread word about my cause! Things are already in the pipeline, I’m excited!

 

If you enjoyed reading this and wish to ask me some questions or find out more about me, comment below and I will answer them!

In the mean time, go forth and be beautiful!

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Chilling your way to your dream figure with Zimmer Aesthetics!

I’ve always struggled with a heavy bottom.

Yeah, I know I always complain and don’t really exercise to get rid of it. Sometimes people call me thunder thighs or huge hips and I get upset, but forget about it pretty soon.

If you’re like me, too busy/lazy to exercise and yet looking to tone your body; be it love handles, belly tummy or thighs, you’ve got to try the 2nd generation of Cryo-Lipolysis by Zimmer Aesthetics!

The German Engineered technology combines the Z Lipo and Z Wave (Cyro-Lipolysis & US FDA Approved Shockwave) to tone, tighten and eliminate stubborn fats!

What is this Cyro-Lipolysis word that is so hard to pronounce???

Well it’s basically a fat-freezing procedure that causes minimal pain and no serious long-lasting side effects. The Z Lipo works to target your fat cells and eliminate them permanently by 20% after the first session while the Z Wave system uses radial shockwave to tighten the connective tissues, thereby improving skin firmness, elasticity and encourages collagen regeneration on the abdomen, upper arm and cellulite on the legs and buttocks!

This treatment allows you to see visible results, check out mine at the bottom of this post!

The whole treatment takes about 60-75 mins, costs SGD $500 per area treatment of Z Lipo and Z Wave.

I entrusted myself to David Loh Surgery, located at Wheelock Place, #05-16.

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Took a “Before” photo to show you guys.

As you can see, my thigh gap is almost non-existent. The cellulite problem is real.

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As you can see, the device sucks on the area that you want to be treated. You basically have to deal with this suction feeling for one hour. Minimal pain, but expect some bruising after the treatment!

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After the 60 mins of Z-Lipo, the Z-Wave helps to improve the elasticity of your skin and maximize your results. The machine produces a noisy zapping sound but I assure you, it’s not painful at all.

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Try it for yourself today and make your appointment at David Loh Surgery (http://davidloh.sg/)!

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Kowayo Aesthetic’s Clarity Dual Long-Pulsed Laser Treatment

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3 days after Clarity

Have you always struggled with pigmentation problems or felt annoyed at the sight of your facial veins?

Well, Kowayo Aesthetic is here to help with their Clarity Dual Long-Pulsed Laser Treatment!

The versatile dual long-pulsed laser treats small dilated blood vessels and vascular lesions such as birthmarks, rosacea, spider veins and varicose veins. It is called ‘long-pulsed’ because of its relatively long incidence of laser energy on the skin, giving it ample time to stimulate collagen while destroying targeted pigmentation and broken small blood vessels.

The Clarity dual laser consists of two laser wavelengths:

  • NdYag 1064nm laser: used for rejuvenation, lifting and firming of the skin; stimulation of collagen as well as pore reduction
  • Alexandrite 755nm laser: treatment of facial redness, hair removal, uneven skin tone and pigmentation

 

How does Clarity actually work?

The Clarity laser works by going deep beneath the skin to treat visible veins and pigmentation, eliminating them permanently. The laser beam travels through the skin and is converted to heat energy. When absorbed by the blood vessel or pigmentation, the problem area shrinks and eliminates it in the process. At the same time, the heat energy provided by the laser can stimulate collagen and reduce the size of your pores, resulting in a firmer and tighter face.

 

What conditions can be treated by Clarity?

  • Rosacea/acne redness
  • Facial veins/broken capillaries
  • Facial hair
  • Pigmentation & freckles
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Saggy face & dull skin
  • Large pores & black heads

Clarity also removes unwanted facial hair by targeting the melanin within the hair follicle and destroying the hair at the root.

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Doctor Wong will do a consultation with you to first assess your skincare needs!

Is the treatment painful?

Not at all! The Clarity is designed for maximum comfort with its built-in ‘Intelligent Cooling’ system, to make the treatment comfortable without having to use any anesthesia. With little-to-no pain, side effects or post care required, the doctor will work with you to select a treatment regimen that best meet your individual needs and to ensure that treatment is comfortable.

Personally, I experienced no pain at all, so it’s definitely a treatment that I would recommend for fast yet effective results!

 

Which laser wavelength should I choose? Can I choose just one of the two lasers?

The NdYag laser penetrates deeper than the Alexandrite laser and helps in firming, tightening, rejuvenation and collagen stimulation while the Alexandrite laser targets more superficial pigmentation, fixes uneven skin tones, facial hair and broken blood vessels. It is recommended to combine both laser wavelengths to achieve the best results. However, you can always opt for just one of the two lasers.

 

Is there any downtime or post laser care?

Clarity is designed to have no down-time. The redness and warm sensation after laser treatment is expected, which will only last for 15-30 minutes. After the procedure, you may continue with your normal skin care routine and makeup application. Some veins and pigmentation may take time to be broken down and removed by your body naturally.

This makes it perfect for a lunch time treatment, the quickie you always wanted.

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1 day after Clarity Dual Long-Pulsed Laser 

How long is the procedure? How frequent do I need to repeat it?

A single laser treatment takes around 5 minutes while a dual laser treatment takes around 10-15 minutes.

Depending on how your skin reacts to the laser treatment, you can repeat the laser once every 2-4 weeks. After a few sessions, you can afford a longer duration of 1-2 months gap for maintenance phase.

 


 

To see how the procedure is performed, check out my treatment video here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BhT-BxlBvhG/!

There’s also a 1-for-1 deal available now so ☎ 6884 4280 for enquiries.

Thank you Kowayo Aesthetics and Doctor KS Wong for always helping me look pretty!

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25 days after Clarity

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Honest Ingredients by PURITO

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In an effort to follow through my switch to using more natural products, I chanced upon korean brand PURITO.

As their name implies, PURITO stands for safe and purified natural ingredients that come from clean soil. Their aim is to create safe and honest cosmetics that everyone has faith to apply and use.

PURITO also promises to:

  1. Keep the environment in mind by using minimal packaging and eco-friendly materials
  2. Never conduct animal testing!
  3. Only make mild, non-allergic products by using natural and EWG Green Level Ingredients

I decided to put their products to the test!


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PURITO Centella Green Level All In One Mild Pad ($22)

This is one of their best sellers and I can totally see why!

A few steps up from your normal cleansing pads, these not only strengthen your skin barrier, they also remove excess sebum and dead skin cells, remove make-up residue while moisturizing and calming your face.

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If you’re wondering what EWG stands for, it refers to the Environmental Working Group , an American environmental organization that specializes in research and advocacy in the areas of toxic chemicals, agricultural subsidies, public lands, and corporate accountability.

Basically, it conducts testing and research on over 74,000 products worldwide and provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government.

So, you’re definitely in safe hands with PURITO!

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I love all products with tea tree oil!

Also, if you don’t know what cica care means, it refers to scar treatments. Therefore, using products like these actually help you to lighten scar marks.

There are 2 sides to the pad (DUH), whereby both sides can be used for different purposes!

 

 

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Remember to wash your face first. These pads should be step 2 in your cleansing regime.

You can even use these to exfoliate your lips!

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Overall, 10/10 will purchase!


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PURITO Centella Green Level Recovery Cream ($17.30)

I was interested to try this product because I do have minor pimple breakouts once in a while and wanted to see how effective this cream would be in treating my trouble areas!

Even if you are super lucky and do not have pimples, this product also doubles up as a moisturizer.

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The key ingredient in this product is the Centella Asiatica which helps to stimulate collagen synthesis and helps to soothe inflamed skin. This wonder ingredient also helps reduce pigmentation!

 

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They also passed the Skin irritation tests (;

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Was really glad to find out that the Recovery Cream has a non-sticky texture, definitely a plus point over other treatment creams in the market.


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PURITO Snail All In One BB Cleanser ($14.36)

If you’re a lover and avid user of BB Creams, then you gotta make sure you cleanse your skin well!

This product is made specially for you.

Although it might sound a bit gross, snail extracts have been found to be really good for your skin.

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Look at how well it removes eye makeup as well!

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It is important to make sure that we cleanse our skin everyday. But it is even more important to use natural cleansers while we are at it!

If we avoid eating food with harmful ingredients, why do we continue to use products that could harm our skin?

Make the switch to natural skincare today and start with PURITO!

Purchase PURITO items from eopenmarket.com, eBay and Amazon. Here’s a 10% coupon code (only for eopenmarket): WL3C13Z4VS.

Happy shopping!

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Laurier’s Ultra Gentle Pads

As a girl, I dread my period every month. Not only because I hate the cramps, the mood swings, the loss in appetite, back aches, bloating and more; wearing a pad isn’t always the most comfortable.

Not until I discovered Laurier’s Ultra Gentle pads! These pads are dermatologically tested (basically means that a dermatologist was in charge of the product testings) for superior comfort.

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Here are some key features of the product:

o Minimal Friction: The unique wavy surface reduces skin contact, minimizing friction by 30%*, making it gentler than ordinary cotton napkins. Not that I want to call out other brands here, but some really cause itching and discomfort. Laurier’s Ultra Gentle pads are definitely more comfortable and gentler on the skin compared to regular cotton sanitary napkins.

o Extra Breathable: With the improved wavy surface,  airflow increases by +50%^, thus relieving stuffiness, moisture and itchiness.

o Quick Lock & Dry: Their super absorbent layer locks in fluids quickly, allowing for a drier and sticky free surface.

o Advanced Technology: Developed with Japanese advanced skin science technology, premium quality is assured! *Compared to previous Laurier Ultra Gentle products , ^Compared to other Kao products

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Day: Ultra Slim Light Flow 18s 20.5cm ($5.20), Ultra Slim Day 16s 22.5cm ($5.40) & Ultra Slim Heavy Day 15s 25cm ($5.60)

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Night: Slim Night 10s 30cm ($4.80), Slim Heavy Night 9s 34cm ($5.35) & Slim Extra Heavy Night 7s 40cm ($4.95)

I always use the super long ones to make sure that there’s zero leakage!

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With Laurier’s Ultra Gentle Pads, I feel comfortable and assured to go about my daily life with no worries! Feel liberated as you can continue to exercise, go for a cuppa or do some shopping!

Laurier’s Ultra Gentle pads are available at all leading pharmacies, supermarkets and hypermarkets.

Redeem your free samples here from Sample Store !

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ASTALIFT Workshop + Products Review

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Did you know that ASTALIFT is Fujifilm’s beauty line?? That’s probably why they are so particular about making you look beautiful and picture-perfect!

I’ve always heard great things about ASTALIFT’s products and how the brand is powered by technology and research but I never had the chance to try out their products. Thanks to Sample Store, I managed to attend ASTALIFT’s workshop last week at Wisma Atria.

During the 1 hour session, the consultant shared with us a whole bunch of interesting information about ASTALIFT’s innovative products and how they can help us achieve great skin. We also got to try some of their amazing products!

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Some of the key products that we looked at include:

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In-Focus Cellactive Serum ($222)

Other than the pretty packaging, the In-Focus Cellactive Serum contains Ion Sensing Technology which allows immediate penetration as it glides on the skin.

Through Stem Cell Rejuvenation, the product delays ageing and restores the youthful look of your skin. You’d be able to combat the presence of wrinkles and the loss of elasticity while at the same time improve your skin tone to look radiant. Say hello to soft, supple skin!

How does this work?? Well, your stem cells will be protected from the stresses of the environment as the serum contains Nano-Astaxanthin CP+. Nano-Cellactive also works to activate your stem cells to get them to work.

This serum also smells wonderful, with a scent mix of Bergamot, Rose, Jasmine & Sandalwood.

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Jelly Aquarysta ($148.00)

The Jelly Aquarysta was really fun to use! A unique moisturizer that comes in the form of a jelly, it spreads out smoothly on the skin in a watery texture and penetrates into the skin. Containing “human-type nano acyl ceramide”, the moisturizing ingredient in the product is stably dispersed at the world’s smallest 20nm-level, ensuring a moisturizing function that moisturizes every corner of your skin!

Apply this immediately after washing your face.

As the product is a nano-cosmetic, please do not rub in the product! Just gently spread it over your face and press in the product. Rubbing will actually destroy ALL the moisturizing properties of this special jelly.

The jelly surface inside the container will repair itself in 1-2 minutes after use and returns automatically to its flat and smooth form.

Scented with the sweet and noble damask rose.

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Night Charge Cream (**NEW, $118)

This new product stimulates Melatonin(sleep hormone) during sleep to encourage collagen regeneration with addition of Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, making it ideal for overnight use as a sleeping mask for weekly pampering treats for tired skin or as a regular intensive night care for face and neck.

Indulge your skin in the duo action of super anti-oxidants Nano Astaxanthin and Nano Lycopene as they work to provide optimal protection of cells against oxidative stresses from UV and free radicals. There’s also increased anti-oxidant power by 3.7X with the addition of Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Seed Extract!

The cream contains 3 types of functional collagen work synergistically to strengthen skin’s protective function, replenish collagen loss and promote new collagen growth.

Finally, intensive skin restoration of radiance, suppleness and firmness during sleep through its specially formulated mask texture is delivered but without the dreadful mess of drippy face masks.

Use this together with the eye cream that I’m about to introduce below!

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Renewal Eye Cream ($108)

Before I leave the house, I always ensure that I apply sunscreen. But did you know that the chemicals in sunscreen are not suitable for application around the eye area?

It’s also very rare to find eye cream that contains SPF, which totally explains why my eye area is always so much darker than the rest of my skin!

ASTALIFT’s eye cream contains Astaxanthin to offer UV protection without the awful sunscreem chemicals! Acting as a luxurious eye moisturizer, the cream also provides nightly care for the eye area to combat wrinkles, dark circles and eye bags without any greasy after-feel.

  • Duo action of super anti-oxidants Nano Astaxanthin and Nano Lycopene provide optimal protection of cells against oxidative stresses from UV and free radicals
  • Increased anti-oxidant power by 3.7X with the addition of Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Seed Extractt
  • 3 types of functional collagen work synergistically to strengthen skin’s protective function, replenish collagen loss and promote new collagen growth
  • Stimulates Melatonin (sleep hormone) to encourage collagen regeneration with addition of Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract
  • Lamellar Cover Veil feature enhanced with jojoba oil, dill and nasturtium extracts strengthens its anti-wrinkle efficacy and moisture-locking capabilities but without the tacky feel.

ASTALIFT White Collagen Drink ($60 for 10 bottles)

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Seriously the most delicious collagen drink I’ve ever tasted!

This Collagen drinks gives you a natural protection against harmful UV rays! Containing 10,000 mg of Collagen, this drink has the perfect balance of taste and benefits to your skin.

Although most collagen drinks boast of the concentration of collagen that it contains, look out also for the purity of the collagen! Pure collagen would ensure better taste, smell and absorption.

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Perfect UV Clear Solution – Demo

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As you can see, the results are amazing!

The left side of the face (that was covered by the product) is totally protected from the UV rays!

Was really impressed that the solution provides the maximum sun protection of SPF 50+ PA++++ and protects your skin from both UV B (that causes dark skin) and UV A (that causes ageing)

The cream can also be applied over makeup and gives you a natural looking glow.

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Are you not already blown away?

To learn more about ASTALIFT, visit http://www.astalift.com.sg/

 

Flagship Stores

ASTALIFT @ Wisma Atria

435 Orchard Road,
Wisma Atria, #03-30, Singapore 238877
Telephone Number
(+65) 6238-6386
Opening Hours
10:00 am to 10:00 pm daily

ASTALIFT @ JEM

JEM #01-20,
50 Jurong Gateway Road, Singapore 608549
Telephone Number

(+65) 6734-8860
Opening Hours
10:00 am to 10:00 pm daily

ASTALIFT @ NEX

23 Serangoon Central,
Nex, #01-70, Singapore 556083
Telephone Number

(+65) 6481-3937
Opening Hours
10:00 am to 10:00 pm daily

 

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Bioderma Hydrabio Eau De Soin SPF 30 PA +++ Review

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Facial mists have been around for a while now, and I personally love them. I carry one everywhere I go because whenever Singapore’s weather gets unbearable and my skin feels itchy and icky, I freshen up with a spray of facial mist!

Guys always think I’m crazy for spending money to buy these vapourized spring water mists but I’m telling you, there’s a reason why we girls love these mists!!

Bioderma just launched a brand new mist that’s definitely gonna win you over. With their innovative technology, they managed to create a 2-in-1 hydrating mist which combines sunscreen and an anti-oxidant formula. Not only is the mist deeply-hydrating, it’s also the only mist in the derma-cosmetics category that allows you to prevent your skin from ageing while on the go!

To be honest, I was kinda skeptical, so I pulled out my other mists for comparison. I won’t name the other brands but the Bioderma Hydrabio Eau De Soin is legitly the only mist product I have that contains SPF! Really amazed at how they managed to integrate sunscreen into water. Now, you no longer have to spend additional time applying sticky sunscreen on your face and worry about potentially leave white marks all over! Simply mist over (no spreading needed). The mist is of course, invisible on the skin and can be used over makeup. It also doesn’t stain your clothes!

This gets a bit technical here but Bioderma included Cellular BioprotectionTM, which protects the DNA of your cells, in order to prevent damage to your skin’s immune system and preserves antioxidant reserve. BASICALLY, your cells would not get destroyed by all the harmful things in our environment. Definitely a plus.

Even better than splashing water all over your face, the product is formulated with highly purified water and further enriched with hydrating molecules. Along with their AquageniumTM patent, your skin’s barrier is repaired to retain moisture and restore the water circulation of your skin.

You might be wondering how does this happen?? Well, the patent combines 2 ingredients, apple seed extract and Vitamin PP to stimulate the water circulation.

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Be prepared to feel fresh and light, everytime you press down on that superfine spray pump! Being an environmentally friendly brand, Bioderma made sure that the air-free pump bottle was equipped with a gas-free atmospheric spray. This just makes me fall in love with the brand that bit more because they took care of the subtle things to do their part for the environment, so hurray Bioderma!

Here’s a bunch of other benefits, should you need even more reasons to fall in love with Bioderma’s Hydrabio Eau de Soin:
 Hypoallergenic
 Non-comedogenic
 Paraben-free
 Alcohol-free
 Fragrance-free
 High tolerance
 Does not stain

Overall, the Bioderma Hydrabio Eau de Soin SPF 30+++ is the perfect skincare product that is not only hydrating but also offers UV protection. Really good for saving dehyrated, dry skin and inch closer to youthful looking skin again!

Recommended Usage

If you’re convinced by now to grab a bottle, here’s how you should be using the product to maximize its benefits!

 Use as the last step of your morning skincare routine or use it to re-hydrate, set make-up and protect skin from harmful UV rays

 Can be sprayed on face and neck

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Step 1: Shake Well
Step 2: Spray 20cm away from face
Step 3: Spray 4 times peruse
Step 4: Leave to dry, no need to spread!

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The product retails at $19.90 for 50ml
o Available exclusively at Watsons from 1 March 2018
o Available island wide from 1 April 2018 at major Watsons, and Guardian stores, Unity, Robinsons, Welcia-BHG, Lazada Official Store and Zalora Official Store.

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Go Natural! | Living Naturally Co

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In 2018, make the switch to using natural, organic skincare products! I’ve been trying out these items from Living Naturally Co and fell in love instantly. They are a SG based company which curates and brings in skincare products that use natural ingredients, free from chemicals!

Their Schmidts Natural Deodorant range consists natural deodorants that will keep you smelling great all day without the use of aluminium to block your pores like most other deodorants do! 

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  • Award-winning formula naturally and effectively neutralizes odor
  • Plant-based powders help absorb wetness without the use of aluminum
  • Free of aluminum, propylene glycol, parabens & phthalates
  • Enhanced with essential oils; no artificial fragrance
  • Non-greasy, non-sticky feel
  • Easily absorbed; application requires only a small amount
  • Certified Vegan, Cruelty-free, and Gluten-free

Shaman + Beauty = Shamanuti

Shamanuti is a modern skincare line that is built on the rich botanical heritage of the Americas. Indigenous ingredients are carefully formulated to create luxurious, effective products which optimize skin function–calming, nourishing and hydrating, allowing the skin to breathe–free of any adjuncts. We are passionate plant advocates who believe the path to beauty aligns with a deep respect for nature’s curative and regenerative powers.
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I personally love their seaweed toner cuz it smells great and it’s Activated Charcoal Cleanser works wonders; removing even makeup! Totally bomb. 

Can’t wait to try more all-natural skincare from Living Naturally Co! If you haven’t made the switch, why do you continue to use products that contain tons of chemicals???

Quote “AMANDA15” for an exclusive discount off your purchases at https://livingnaturallyco.com/!

 

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Grand opening of Orient Palace, SG’s 1st and largest dining, wellness & entertainment hub!

I was honoured to be a part of the grand opening of Orient Palace, Singapore’s First and Largest Dining, Wellness and Entertainment Hub; spanning a total of 26,000 Square Feet! Gracing the event was veteran Taiwanese host Jacky Wu (吴宗宪) and celebrities Li Nanxing (李南星), Constance Song (宋怡霏) and Candy Chen (陈斯亚)​.

The place is huge, featuring 2 floors; the 1st floor is a restaurant section called Orient Palace while the 2nd floor houses Spa Nes, where you can relax and throw all your worries away!At Orient Palace, you can:

  • Eat, play, relax and be entertained under one roof
  • Dine on Nanyang Cuisine prepared by top chefs and Cantonese cuisine by Chief Culinary Consultant Chef Fei
  • Enjoy live entertainment provided by celebrities and artists all over the world, as well as talented budding artists
  • Chill out in the Biggest spa in town that offers transit lounge services

The restaurant serves Nanyang-style and Cantonese dishes.

Open till 3am daily, the restaurant section of Orient Palace (also named Orient Palace) has a 200-seater main dining area as well as five VIP rooms, each equipped with a karaoke system for a more intimate dining experience.

Orient Palace’s kitchen is helmed by Chief Culinary Consultant Chef Fei, winner of China’s Celebrity Chef five-star medal and nominated for Annual Best 50 Master Chefs. His specialty lies in Cantonese Cuisine, so expect exquisite handmade Cantonese dim sum, such as Swan Dumpling with Roast Chicken Meat (3 pcs for S$18.80), Chilled Mango Duckling Pudding (3 pcs for S$9.80), 22K Gold Galaxy Snow Skin Dumpling with Blueberry Puree (3 pcs for S$12.80) and Baked Homemade Mini Cheese Tart (3 pcs for S$10.80). These delectable dim sum offerings are only available during lunch 12pm to 2.30pm.

The mango pudding was my personal favourite!

Indulge in a guilt-free beauty dessert for glowing skin, with the Chilled Bird’s Nest with Fresh Avocado & Crystal Sugar (S$68). Treat yourself to a nourishing tonic, the Stewed Fish Maw with Dried Scallops & Bak Choy (S$88), available during lunch 12.00 pm to 2.30pm and dinner 5.30pm to 2.30am.

Orient Palace doles out Nanyang-style cuisine and Cantonese mainstays handcrafted with meticulously selected ingredients. Here, guests can tuck into signature dishes such as Traditional Charcoal Roasted Crispy Suckling Pig (Whole: S$258; Half: S$138; Quarter: S$68) with wonderfully crackling skin; and the invigorating Premium Dragon Rib Bak Kut Teh (from $16.80 onwards)— the meat, infused with the herbal note of the soup, slides off the bone! Get a delicious taste of Singapore, with the Old Punggol Black & White Pepper Crab (S$8.80/100gm). This classic dish from Old Punggol is fragrant with Sarawak’s specialty grounded white and black pepper, signature spices, and is full of wok hei aroma.The suckling pig is roasted at the restaurant itself!!

 

If you’re dining in from 9pm to 3am, indulge in live band performances and a star-studded line up with popular bands and singers performing on stage just for you!

Moving on to Level 2, Spa Nes is a sanctuary that focuses on wellness for the body and mind. One stop destination for wellness services that offers Southeast Asian healing therapies, luxurious spa facials and polishes, body massages and even barber services. In addition, it is one of the first spas in Singapore to offer TCM consultations by certified TCM practitioners.

Here is where you can enjoy an invigorating Spa Nes Signature Massage (otherwise fondly referred to as the Singapura Massage)— the masseuses will use a special concoction of orchid essential oils with unique techniques inspired by Swedish, Thai and Chinese acupressure massage styles. The national flower of Singapore, orchid is chosen for its healing powers, as its sweet aroma can help reduce fatigue and stress. It is also full of antioxidants, and thus can improve the skin tone and skin immunity.

This room features multiple tatamis that are perfect for group bookings.

There are more than 10 private as well as VIP rooms available in Spa Nes. Spacious and cosy, the rooms, such as Vitality Nes, can also be used to host corporate workshops or even bachelorette parties where the bride and bridesmaids can pamper themselves from head to toe.

Get the Spa Pass* (S$68 for 3 hours; S$38 for 1 hour) to enjoy Spa Nes’s numerous facilities, including

  • Free WiFi
  • Shower facilities
  • Cryo pool
  • Thermal pool, spa pool
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • F&B refreshments from local delights to wellness cuisines

* From now till 28 February 2018, the spa is open till 3am daily. From 1 March 2018 onwards, it will be open 24 hours.

Address: Annex @ Furama, Level 1 & 2, 407 Havelock Road Singapore 169634
Orient Palace Hotline: 6931 8888 | Spa Nes Hotline: 6732 9888
Orient Palace Operating Hours: 11:30am – 3pm; 5:30pm – 3am
Spa Nes Operating Hours: 11am – 3am
Facebook/Instagram: @orientpalace.sg | @spanes.sg
For more info, visit ​orientpalace.com.sg/ !

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