Just the other day when I met up with a friend, I found her scrutinizing my face before commenting on how smooth it looks. I was surprised because it also happened that I was wearing the Za Perfect Fit Liquid Foundation for the first time. We had met up 2 days ago but she didn’t make a single comment on my complexion then so I’m guessing that the Za Perfect Fit Liquid Foundation had a part to play in my flawless makeup look.
I’ve always been bothered about these skin colored bumps on my face and going for a facial would always be a nightmare because of all the different kinds of diagnosis the helpful therapists would offer. I had been told that I had milia seeds, skin tags and even enlarged sweat glands (syringomas). However, I decided that the best person to consult on what’s invading my face would be an aesthetic doctor, someone with a medical background whom I could entrust my face with.
I made an appointment to see Dr Ivan Tan at Nu.Reflections clinic. Why Dr Tan? Well, he has 14 years of experience and specialized qualifications in dermatology. Dr Tan’s friendly demeanor made me at ease even though I was initially nervous. I could ask all the questions I wanted to without feeling silly. After examining my face, Dr Tan told me that these were warts.
A wart is a skin growth caused by some types of the virus called the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV infects the top layer of skin, usually entering the body in an area of broken skin. The virus causes the top layer of skin to grow rapidly, forming a wart. Now, other than looking unsightly, the scary thing about these warts was that they could easily spread by direct contact with a human papillomavirus. You can infect yourself again by touching the wart and then touching another part of your body.
Now after learning about that, I was very certain that I had to have them removed. Dr Tan recommended removal of the warts through Radio Cautery. This is a procedure where radiowaves are used to vaporise the lesions on the skin. It can be used to remove warts, skin tag, moles and other skin growth. Continue reading
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.
Find out the truth now…
Once upon a time, there lived 2 princesses in faraway, magical Berryland. Despite being sisters, both princesses had contrasting personalities. Princess Blackcurrant was often sulking and gloomy while Princess Cranberry was always cheery and full of laughter. She was like a ray of sunshine and people loved being around her. Princess Cranberry was beautiful with skin that most would women would die for. In fact, Princess Blackcurrant secretly wished that she was like Princess Cranberry.
Princess Blackcurrant could never understand why Princess Cranberry always looked so good. She had a flawless and glowing complexion, was confident and it showed since she looked good in all types of outfits. And she had 2136797234 friends on Facebook!
“WHAT WAS HER SECRET?!?” PRINCESS BLACKCURRANT WONDERED… So one night, she decided to spy on Princess Cranberry to see what she was up to. Did she have some special skincare regime? Was it a magical potion? So many questions flashed through her mind as she peeped into the window of Princess Cranberry’s bedroom.
It turned out that Princess Cranberry had been drinking Brand’s InnerShine Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract!
Brand’s InnerShine Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract comes packed in a nifty, little bottle that’s bursting with an abundance of goodness. Each bottle is rich in Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins Complexes (OPCs); which strengthens collagen in your skin, reduces the loss of elastic (the protein that keeps your skin firm). Packed along with other Antioxidants and Anthocyanins from the berries extract, this supplement is packed with wholesome, natural goodness for the skin.
Why drink Brand’s InnerShine Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract?
Our body starts to lose collagen from 25 years old onwards. Collagen is a fibrous protein that works as scaffolding for our body, supporting the skin, cartilage, bones and other connective tissues. The fibrils also have excellent moisture binding properties, locking moisture into the skin keeping it supple and elastic.
Studies have shown that the body loses collagen at a rate of 1.5% per annum, starting at the age of 25. The body’s diminishing hormones causes a slow-down in collagen production, leading to collagen fibre depletion. This weakening of skin structure results in wrinkles and skin lacking in elasticity. By the time we reach 45, more than a quarter of collagen could be lost.
Indulge in youthful, glowing skin with InnerShine® Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract
OPCs have anti-oxidant properties that help maintain skin elasticity and promote better blood circulation in skin cells for a healthier glow. Numerous studies have also shown that the free radical scavenging activity of OPCs is much higher than that of Vitamins C and E, hence making it a more efficient tool in free radical neutralization for the slowing down of collagen depletion in our skin.
In addition, InnerShine® Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract contains five berries, namely blueberry, blackcurrant, chokeberry (aronia), acaiberry and cranberry. These berries, rich in potent anti-oxidants and anthocyanins, are vital for protection of body tissues (including skin cells) from the damaging effects of UV radiation, pollution and other environmental factors.
So are you curious to know what happens next? Well, at that very juncture, Princess Cranberry spotted Princess Blackcurrant peeping outside her window. She invited her in & offered her a bottle of Brand’s InnerShine Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract.
Check out your nearest Watsons, Guardian or supermarket stores to grab your pack of wholesome goodness.
BRAND’S InnerShine Berry Essence with Grapeseed extract is available at $24.90 for a 6 bottle pack.
These little bottles are so small and handy, you could just pack them into your handbag and enjoy them on the go! Do note that they’re best served chilled. Also, noted a tip from the Brand’s FB page “As it is a concentrate to pack maximum goodness of berries and grapeseed in one bottle therefore the taste is not that light. We suggest mixing it with water or soda water if you prefer a lighter taste.”
Go to my Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ABeautyAffair to find out how you can WIN a goodie bag from Brand’s (which includes not one but TWO 6-packs of BRAND’S INNERSHINE Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract!!!) and try out this wonderful product for yourself.
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If you have been watching TV, you would have come across a Estee Lauder commercial featuring the gorgeous Constance Jablonski introducing the NEW Even Skintone Illuminator.
If you ever wanted a glowing complexion like a beach goddess, then you should try out this product. It’s benefits includes reducing the appearence of uneven skin tone, redness, sun spots and pigmentation.
This is a gentle, fast-acting serum which research has proven that within just 2 weeks, 62% of women showed a significant improvement in skin tone in a clinical test. Over time after regular usage, you can look forward to brighter, clearer skin with an overall more even appearence.
There are not one but two powerful technologies packed in this little bottle –
Triple-Optic Technology which provides skin with a brighter, more luminous look from the very first application.
CorrectTone Technology which visibly reduces uneven skin tone in 2 weeks, while anti-oxidants help prevent its re-appearence.
How to use it?
Apply on clean skin. Follow with your SPF moisturizer.
For maximum even skin tone results, use AM and PM for the first 12 weeks, then continue with your regular Estee Lauder regimen, using Even Skintone Illuminator every AM.
What I thought of it?
Firstly, the texture was smooth and creamy, allowing it to go on the skin with ease. It’s non-oil so there is no greasy or sticky after feel. The serum solution resembles a drop of sunshine with its golden, shimmering finish.
After rubbing it onto the skin, there is a glowing sheen that illuminates.
This can double up as a great makeup product for highlighting purposes.
Looks like a promising product worth a try! 😉
The Estee Lauder Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator is retailing at S$100 for 30ml and S$150 for 50ml.