[Review] Ziaja Marine Algae Deep Moisturising Cream & Eye Cream

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Ever since a dermatologist mentioned that I had excellent skin, it made me more determined to take good care of it. So I thought it was pretty timely when I was introduced to Ziaja skincare products, a brand that’s new to Singapore. I was given their moisturizer and eye cream to try out. The are the products which I am going to review today are from their Marine Algae range: Continue reading

[Sponsored] Hada Labo New Products! New Nano Formula & Eye Cream

I have always adored Hada Labo for their quality products with their hydrating lotion & cleansing oil being a personal favorite of mine. I’m delighted that they have added 2 more products to the current range. Most of you are probably familiar with their best-selling hydrating lotions. Now, they have one with a new Nano formula. Presenting the

Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion with new Nano Formula

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So how is this new formula different from the previous ones? Continue reading

Begin anti-aging with KINERASE® skincare

Last week, I was invited to a cosy little discussion group to find out more about Kinerase skincare. To be honest, I have not heard of this brand before and it was a lovely opportunity for me to learn more about it. We also had the pleasure of meeting Dr Sim of Aesthetic Works and Ms Valerie who is Ms Universe Singapore 2011.

Being someone whose fast approaching her 30s, anti-aging is something at the top of my mind. However, like many (I would like to believe most of you are like me) ladies out there that juggle family, work and friends. I feel like I don’t really have the luxury of time to really focus on anti-aging. (Ok, it’s an excuse but a valid one)

Truth be told, I hardly have time for a hair cut or manicure. Whenever I have free time, I prefer to repay my sleep debt. But I still have dark eye rings & eye bags to show off :( Anyway, how long can I run away from this topic? Oneday, I will stand infront of the mirror and the wrinkles and/or age spots are going to scream out at me. I will only have myself to blame for not starting on anti-aging early enough.

So what is KINERASE all about? I’m real excited to share…

KINERASE® skincare provides powerful anti-aging efficacy, delivering clinically-proven visible results in gentle skin-caring formulations. The power behind Kinerase is Kinetin (N6-furfuryladenine), a plant-based antioxidant whose anti-aging properties were discovered when scientists found that it prevented plant leaves from drying out and withering. With Kinerase, indulge the luxury of skincare science to reveal youthful, radiant skin.

And that is what I really like about this range of skincare – the active ingredient being something that is natural as it’s plant-based. Furthermore, it is suitable for all skin types.

I was early at the event, in fact the first to arrive  so I got to do a quick skin analysis with Dr Sim. I was asked about my skin concerns and honestly, I have not been to a facial for months so I do not know what’s wrong with my skin. Dr Sim pointed out that I probably would want to know what to do about my eye rings and eye bags since otherwise my skin looked pretty alright. He recommended me the Kinerase eye cream but also mentioned that the only way to really reduce eye bags significantly was to undergo the knife. I think I’ll live with my eye bags for now and probably only do the procedure when I hit 40 and look like I have mashmellows embedded below my eyes.

(That’s not me but my dear friend doing her skin analysis with Dr Sim)

Next, we were introduced to the product range which is now available in Singapore but only through authorized dermatologists, plastic surgeons and other selected physicians. So yes, these products are not available off the shelf, the purpose being so that a skincare expert could be there to guide you and recommend the suitable products for you.

There’s around 14 over products in the KINERASE range, however, currently you can only find 6 in the Singapore market :

Pardon the bad photo-taking skills of mine but let me introduce the products. From top left to bottom:

Gentle Daily Cleanser, Eye Cream, Hydrating Antioxidant Mist, Cream, C8 Peptide Intensive Treatment, Lotion

We watched a video where bloggers from Malaysia, Hongkong, Taiwan and Singapore got to do a trial and how their fine lines were visibly reduced within the 8 weeks. The one representing Singapore was none other than Ms Universe Singapore 2011, Valerie. It was amazing and I’m quite excited to start out on this range.

Just a brief introduction to each product in this range and the steps to go about using it:

STEP 1 : Gentle Daily Cleanser

This comforting formula combines gentle cleansers with skin soothers for fresh, clean skin without irritation or drynes. Formulated in its purest form, our gentle foaming agent will not irritate any skin type. Green and White Tea Extracts deliver skin soothing and anti-oxidant benefits. So gentle, it is even suitable to apply post-procedure, including after chemical peels, laser resurfacing or microdermabrasion.

STEP 2: Hydrating Antioxidant Mist

This acts as an toner and I like the mist concept because it’s so simple to use. No need for cotton pads and all the hassle.

Give your skin the daily nourishment it deserves with Kinerase Hydrating Antioxidant Mist. This special moisturizer tones and exhilarates the skin, replenishing it with important nutrients every day. In fact, you can spritz on this superior product throughout the day as needed to re-energize, re-hydrate and relax your skin. Ideal for travel, Hydrating Antioxidant Mist invigorates and shields the skin from environmental toxins associated with airline travel—the perfect antioxidant boost partner! It includes Aloe Vera, White Tea Extract and Hyaluronic Acid to soothe and refresh the skin.

STEP 3: Eye Cream

Highly emollient cream moisturizes the delicate skin around the eyes while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This rich eye cream is formulated with a higher level of kinetin (0.125% N6 Furfuryladenine) to deliver multiple anti-aging benefits.Kinerase Intensive Eye Cream works to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles arround the eyes.

STEP 4: Cream or Lotion

You can either use Cream for night and Lotion for day OR just stick to one. The Cream moisturizer is slightly richer than the Lotion so those with dry skin can consider it. While those with combination to oily skin can use the Lotion moisturizer.Both are said to visibly improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by delaying the age related changes in skin. In just 24 weeks, increases the amount of moisture retained in the skin by 25%, improving skin texture.  Helps eliminate free radicals to noticeably minimize freckles and brown spots and lessen the look of blotchy, uneven skin tone. So gentle, it is even suitable to apply post-procedure, including after chemical peels, laser resurfacing or microdermabrasion.

Cream:

Luxurious, gentle moisturizer infused with Kinetin (.1% N6 Furfuryladenine), a plant based technology, to deliver superior hydration while improving the appearance of wrinkles, aging and sun-damaged skin without irritation. The Cream’s rich formulation with the powerful plant growth factor and anti-oxidant, Kinetin, delivers multiple anti-aging benefits in a daily moisturizer.

Lotion:

Luxurious, gentle moisturizer infused with Kinetin (.1% N6 Furfuryladenine), a plant based technology, to deliver superior hydration while improving the appearance of wrinkles, aging and sun-damaged skin without irritation. The Lotion’s hydrating formulation with the powerful plant growth factor and anti-oxidant, Kinetin (0.1% N6 Furfuryladenine), delivers multiple anti-aging benefits in a daily moisturizer.


TREATMENT: C8 Peptide Intensive Treatment

Treatment to be used before the moisturizer, most usually use this around their eye area due to the fine lines. Some even use it on their body to lighten the appearence of stretch marks.

Used once daily, this powerful yet gentle treatment serum is proven to conquer damage at every level, restoring your skin’s delicate beauty. You’ll see visible improvements in the appearance of wrinkles, skin tone and texture to reveal a healthier-looking complexion.

Next generation C8 Peptide’s combination of potent ingredients fights aging at every level.  C8 Peptide’s intensive ingredients make it an excellent alternative to in-office procedures.

  • Snap-8, the newest neuropeptide, reduces the depth and appearance of wrinkles caused by repetitive facial expressions up to 34.9%.
  • Stabilized vitamin C, a natural brightener and collagen booster, evens skin tone as it fills in the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Kinetin (0.1% N6 Furfuryladenine), a powerful plant growth factor, improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and increases the skin’s ability to retain moisture.
  • Beta-Glucan stimulates skin’s natural immune response while promoting skin regeneration. Helps protect skin from losing moisture by improving skin barrier function.
  • Green Tea & Vitamin E are powerful anti-oxidants that ward off free radicals.

Anyway, I will be trying out the range and hope to update soon on 2 months’ time on my progress. That is if I am not lazy…

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