[Review] Aqua Facetherapy Facial at Nu.Reflections Face & Body Clinic

 

After going for monthly facials at Nu Reflections Face & Body Clinic and making a conscientious effort in looking after my skin, I’m starting to see visible improvement. The Eternal Youth Facials have been most pampering and moisturising for the skin, and helpful in tackling aging concerns. I still get mistaken for being early twenties or mid twenties and I believe I should credit that to part maintenance and part genetics.

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This month, I got to try a new facial treatment, called the Aqua Facetherapy facial.

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Eternal Youth Facial at Nu.Reflections Face & Body Clinic

 

I always look forward to my facials at Nu.Reflections because it is one of the only times I get to relax and have my skin pampered by their attentive therapist. This round, I got to try out the Eternal Youth facial. Long hours in the office causes dry and dehydrated skin while air pollutants also damages the skin. This 2 hour-long rejuvenating facial utilities the apple stem cells to firm, moisturize and repair the skin. For full benefits of this facial, you may refer to the website.

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Rejuvenating My Skin At Nu.Reflections Face & Body Clinic

 

After skipping regular facials for months or even a whole full year, I am finally back at Nu.Reflections Face and Body clinic to get a facial done. My skin type is more towards dry and sometimes sensitive, it has clogged pores, lots of black and whiteheads due to the months of neglect. Elaine, an experienced therapist took a look at my skin condition and suggested that I did a MagicDrops Facetherapy facial.

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A Look At October’s Glamabox

It might be a little late posting this since Oct is over. However, I just learnt that you can back purchase Oct’s Glamabox at the Glamabox Website. So if you like what you see here then you can head down to their website to purchase. It’s just S$19/month if you decide to go for the monthly membership, much cheaper than other beauty box subscription sites and the product samples given in the Glamabox are generous and unique.

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It was a pleasant surprise to still find famous French artist Agnes Boulloche’s masterpiece on the cover of Oct’s packaging.

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This round of samples includes :

MÍOGGÍ White Genion Total Radiance Serum 8ml + White Genion Cell Nutrient Enhancer 8g + Hex Perfector Illuminating Magic BB 1g + Hex Magic Foremilk Cleansing Powder 1g + Definite Renewal Overnight Program 3ml

Morii Platinum Essence Facial Mask 1pc + Morii Lifting Crystal Eye Patches For Dark Pouches 1 pair

Annie’s Wa Q10 Anti-Aging Jelly Mask 25ml / Annie’s Way Honey Deep Moisturizing Jelly Mask 25ml / Annie’s Way Hyaluronic Acid Brighting Jelly Mask 25ml / Annie’s Way Aloe Moisturizing Jelly Mask 25ml / Annie’s Way Italy Red Wine Jelly Mask 25ml /

EGO SunSense Ultra SPF 50+ 10ml + QV Face Purifying Mask 10g

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo 3ml×2pcs + Effaclar Gel Moussant 15ml

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I especially like the sample packaging for the EGO SunSense Ultra SPF 50+ & QV Face Purifying Mask. Such handy containers make it suitable to pack for an overseas trip. I think it’s great that we have such beauty subscription boxes like Glamabox which allows you to try out samples before deciding if you wish to commit to buying the full sized item.  On top of that, the sample sized packaging for the beauty products make it really convenient to pack for a vacation.

20131022_151417_resizedThere’s also a promotion going on at Glamabox called The Mask Box. You can select 10 different masks for just S$21 which is really a steal since some brands alone, for a single sheet, can cost up to that amount.

 Curious about the October’s Glamabox? Check it out at the Glamabox Website.

[Review] Simple Spotless Skincare

I was invited to try out the new Simple Spotless Skin range. Launched earlier this month, the Simple Spotless Skin range is specially formulated for acne-prone skin with emphasis on proper cleansing.

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The secret to visibly clearer skin is simply keeping it clean. An often neglected skincare step, cleansing is the foundation of healthy skin and is especially important for acne-prone skin.  With proper cleansing, excess oil and impurities are removed from the skin, improving the skin’s health and radiance. A refreshingly clean skin is also better prepped to absorb the ingredients of serums, moisturisers and treatment care products!

photo 1-1So here’s what we have in the press kit – Spot Zapper, Facial Wash, Cleansing Pads & Cleansing Wipes.

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The Simple Spotless Skin Quick Fix Cleansing Wipes come in a handy pack of 25 wipes. Great for travels, after a long day out or night partying away. It contains Zinc PCA & Chamomile to absorb excess oils and gently soothe. Being part of the Spotless range, it combats acne with a natural antibacterial called Phytosphingosine, ok, that was a mouthful, but anyway, it helps to fight spots and blemishes. It’s gentle for sensitive skin because it contains NO perfume or color. So you can be assured that there are no harsh chemicals in this rescue pack.

It’s tempting to just head to bed after a long night out, especially if you have been clubbing. But going to bed with your makeup on is something you will regret the morning after. I like using makeup wipes for travels especially because they are non-liquid, very handy and convenient.

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I tested this on a full face makeup which comprised of BB cream, concealer, loose powder, eyebrow pencil, eyeliner, blusher and lash glue. It took more than a few swipes but at least, it did get 99% of the makeup off. I say 99% because my lash glue is incredibly strong and quite a chore to remove. But overall, I’m still pretty satisfied with it’s performance.

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The Spotless Skin Triple Action Face Wash is a great perk-me-up product that left me feeling refreshed. It doesn’t dry out your skin and it’s microbeads help exfoliate as I cleanse.

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Cleansing pads are a personal favorite when I used to shop for my beauty stuff off Drugstore.com. These Simple Spotless Skin Deep Clean Cleansing Pads like the other products in the range contain the same blend of acne combating ingredients.

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What’s unique about these pads are its textured surface which helps to deep clean the T zone as it exfoliates. And best of all, there’s no need to rinse off. You can perform this step of the regime in your bed, even when you are that tired. I quite enjoyed the little scrub with this cleansing pad.

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Last but not least, there is the Simple Spotless Skin Rapid Action Spot Zapper. So rapid, it claims to show results within 4 hours without irritating the skin with harsh chemicals. I have yet to put this to the test because thankfully, I’m still very blessed to not have any pimples now.

The Simple Spotless skincare range is available at selected Watsons, Guardian and major departmental stores.

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[Review] Vichy Normaderm Range

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I was invited by Vichy Laboratories to try out their No. 1 oil-control moisturizer in Singapore. – the Normaderm Tri-Activ Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care. I first tried out this brand in 2009 and loved it. I still have an entry dated 2011 for a review for their Normaderm range, please check it out HERE.

photo 1So I was given these 2 products to try. The one on the left is the ever so popular, best-selling Vichy Normaderm Tri-Activ Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care. It’s a moisturizer that is suitable for Asian sensitive skin. If you have troubled skin and suffer from breakouts often, then you should give this a try. It fights against imperfections, mattifies long-lastingly and hydrates for 24 hours.

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It has a light texture that is absorbed almost immediately when it is spread across the skin. The fresh scent is a plus point for me, serves as a great perk me up in the mornings. You could also use this in the evening as well. The best I guess was that I didn’t feel a thing on my skin after applying. It is that light! There was no sticky nor heavy after-feel. I think guys would appreciate this moisturizer.

I sleep in an air-conditioned room and I was delighted to see that my skin still looked hydrated in the morning after. So despite it being light-weight and all, the Vichy Normaderm Tri-Activ Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care did not compromise on the results it had promised.

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The other product which I was given was the Normaderm Hyaluspot, a fast acting targeted spot care with hyaluronic acid. Unlike most pimple creams which may be too harsh for sensitive skin, the Vichy Normaderm’s one is specially tailored for sensitive skin. So you need not worry about a bad reaction or excessive drying and peeling.

It has a gel-like texture that is slightly thicker than the Hydrating Care’s, however, it is absorbed quickly by the skin upon application. I hate to say this but I don’t have any pimples to test it on for now. Will update soon though once I manage to review it’s effectiveness.

Meanwhile, check out the whole range available for Vichy Normaderm:

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8 Skin Myths Busted

Ever wondered if that pimple is a result of you emptying the Pringles can last night, should you squeeze it or perhaps use some toothpaste? Wait, is toothpaste gonna help make it go away? Vichy has put up answers to 8 popular bad skin myths.

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Find out the truth now…

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Follow Up Post to Etude House AC Clinic Line

I had blogged about the Etude House AC Clinic Line recently and on how I couldn’t try it out yet as I didn’t have any zits? Well, the moment you say such things, these irritating, annoying zits just pop out of nowhere. Read my previous entry HERE!

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So I’m trying out the AC Clinic Line’s Intense Pink Powder Spot. It’s a spot care solution that contains 4 non-comedogenic ingredients such as natural Salicylic Acid, Hinoki Cypress, Chaga mushroom and Saururus Chinensis.

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It dries up pretty fast after application and I went to bed looking like a polka dot pig.

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The zits didn’t magically disappear the following morning and I admit that I was slightly disappointed. But it took around 2 days so to be honest, that’s still not too bad for an anti-pimple solution.

Then the other day I had a pop-up zit that was pretty reddish and angry-looking. It managed to calm it down the next day but it was still 3D and not flatted. However, the swelling did go down on the 2nd day. So overall, this is not bad for a pimple zapper 😉

Surprise from Brand’s

Received this surprise box on Friday, what a lovely way to complete TGIF.

Inside you can find a box of Sesamin with SCHISANDRA Extract and a few beauty products. There’s a Sephora Peony Frizzing cube so all I’ll need now is to find a bath tub >.< And a Peony body moisturizer sample with a bottle of Caudalie Beauty Elixir. Lovely!

All these to perk me up if I’d been feeling all moody, achy and stiff all over. If you have been feeling out of sorts then it could be symptoms of something more serious, like an unhealthy liver.

Did you know that the liver is the largest internal organ in our body? The liver removes harmful substances from the blood, makes bile to help digest fat and detoxify waste, produces plasma proteins necessary for blood clotting and stores energy. Gosh, I had been feeling constipated lately, maybe my liver isn’t doing too well.

Here are some symptoms of an unhealthy liver, better browse through this checklist to see if you are experiencing any:

Brown spots on your skin
Inability to lose weight
Pale-coloured stool
Bad breath
Body odour
Headaches
Lethargy
Easy Bruising
Jaundice
Dark urine
Acne

If you are experiencing more than one of the above signs, maybe it’s time to review your life style and cut down on the junk food and alcohol. Try to maintain a work life balance too and perhaps try out the BRAND’S Sesamin with Schisandra Extract, this supplement protects and strengthens the liver’s detoxification function. The unique formula of Schisandra and Sesamin extract activates the liver enzyme system to strengthen the liver’s detoxification function and promote liver cell regeneration. It also acts as a powerful antioxidant, scavenging free radicals that can cause damage to liver cells.

Can’t wait to try it out 😉

Etude House AC Clinic Line

It’s always a delight and something I look forward to every month to receive the Etude House Pink Box.

This month, we would be featuring the AC Clinic Intense range for troubled skin. If you have acne which is bothering you and affecting your self esteem as well as quality of life. Then this product might just be your saviour.

I received 2 kits which complement each other in combating acne.

This first kit contains the AC Clinic Intense Pink Powder Spot. It’s a spot care solution that contains 4 non-comedogenic ingredients such as natural Salicylic Acid, Hinoki Cypress, Chaga mushroom and Saururus Chinensis.

To use, you use a cotton bud, dip the solution onto the tip of the cotton bud and apply directly onto the affected area. I must be really lucky to announce that I do not have any zits now!!! XD So I can’t really do a full review for this… but I will follow up should I spot any :(

The 2nd kit contains the AC Clinic Defense Red Spot Balm & the AC Clinic Daily Acne Foam Cleanser.

I tried out the cleanser and I love its herbal scent. It is gentle on the skin and that’s something very important for acne skin as you do not want to further agitate the zits or pores.

Check out the red spot balm, this is also known as the “whitening” spot balm. So if you have any acne blemishes to lighten then you got to use this.

If you wish to check out the above products and sample them on your skin, do head down to any Etude House outlets in Singapore :)

Do keep checking out my blog too, I’ll probably do a follow up on this one should I get a nasty zit >.<

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