[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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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!

photo 3Well, hello nasty zits, I really hate you.

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 😉

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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 >.<

[Review] ETUDE HOUSE Oh My God (Goodness) Trouble Break Mist

I have long suffered from back acne as a teen and have the scars to tell the tale. However, getting pregnant this year has caused a relapse. And I still have a couple of zits to combat now and then after giving birth. Which is why I bought this back acne spray from Etude House. You can find this for S$12.90 at all Etude House outlets.

And this actually works! I now have mostly brownish acne scars left on my back. This spray contains salicylic acid which combats acne. And because it comes in a spray bottle, its easy to use as the back is not exactly easy to reach.

Having tried it out for about 3 days, my back is much better now. So really no harm checking out this product if you are suffering from bacne.

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[Review] Combat acne with Tea Tree Oil

No thanks to the pregnancy hormones and increased humidity, my back ache aka bacne took a turn for the worst. The LMS Spotlight was not helping in areas which were difficult to reach and furthermore, I wasn’t utilizing its full capacity. I was using it just once a night instead of hourly as instructed. The back is just not a convenient spot to treat acne effectively with such a tool, especially when you are doing it alone.

Afraid of using chemical-based products such as BP 2.5%  due to its lack of research for usage during pregnancy. I decided to go for something more natural such as Tea tree Oil. And where else to find affordable tea tree oil then at The Body Shop stores.

Going at just S$18.90 for 10ml, this little green bottle of goodness is a skin savior for me. A best-seller at The Body Shop, the Tea Tree Oil is a natural, targeted solution to help clear blemishes quickly and effectively without over-drying the skin. Renowned for its anti-bacterial benefits, the Tea Tree Oil also helps to soothe blemished skin.

Add on the Tea Tree Oil Body Wash which is going for S$18.90 for 250ml, I know I’m doing my best to combat these nasty zits. And things have been looking up for me, the back is almost cleared of active acne, leaving the scores of brownish scars, a solemn reminder of what a disaster it used to be. Even my hubby has noticed the difference too. :)

Special precautions & warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Tea tree oil seems to be safe when applied to the skin. But it should not be taken by mouth. Ingestion of tea tree oil can be toxic. (source)

Do note that some may not recommend usage of tea tree oil during pregnancy but as long as you take care not to accidentally swallow it then you’re fine. Seriously, who in the right mind consumes tea tree oil!?! Talk to your doctor if you are unsure.

Getting rid of acne with Differin

Recently, I had quite a number of pimples popping out and it’s probably due to my hormonal changes or they are stress-induced. It could also be a new moisturizer I had switched to. But anyway, pimples are an eyesore and nobody likes them. So in order to get rid of them fast, my friend introduced me to Differin.

Firstly, this product is a prescribed acne treatment cream. You can’t buy it off the shelves, you would need to go see a GP or visit a clinic to get it.

So how do you use it? Just apply a thin layer all over the face, it’s pretty simple just like BP cream. (Check out how BP saved my face from acne CLICK HERE) As Differin thins the skin, it is very important to monitor the amount you’re using.

Some people notice more acne popping out after the first usage. Do not panic as Differin tends to cause purging and this shows that the product is working. It treats your current acne, unclogs pores and prevents new ones from forming.

However, it is so effective that I had only used it for one night. My skin became more sensitive after the trial and the area around my mouth started to flake. This is normal as like BP, Differin can also cause dryness. So you could apply a little bit of moisturizer on the dry areas.

It was essential that I applied sunscreen daily and avoided the sun as my skin was thinner now and hence, more sensitive. I could feel my face turn red easily due to this but it wasn’t much of an issue. I was more focused on how to get rid of the unsightly acne.

Overall, I’m a satisfied user of Differin but if you’re not too desperate. Try the BP 2.5% creams which you can get off the shelves in Guardian. They work great too!

Read on more about Differin here: http://member.differin.com/Home.aspx

[Review] Joy Pharmacy’s Leader’s Clinic Tea Tree Healing Solution Mask

Of late, I’ve been getting zits and now there’s 6 blemish scars which I’m eagerly anticipating their dismiss. And also, 2 more fresh new zits which are such an eyesore. The culprit could be the hot, humid weather or the bacteria on my fingers and nails. Perhaps, my night skincare regime is too rich for my skin. I had started using a hydrating serum and a moisturizer after that. And despite sleeping in an air-conditioned room, it could still be too oily and clogging my pores. So many possibilities but anyway, I hope to get rid of these unsightly zits now.

So, when I received this package in the mail, it was like an answer to my problems.

INTENSIVE CARE LINE – TEATREE HEALING SOLUTION

“ Teatree oil”
– Herb oil distilled from leaves, shoots of teatree
– Soothing trouble of skin
– Special Teatree aroma to soothe

Ingredients: Teatree oil, pine needle, Portulaca Oleracea Extract
Effect: Soothing sensitive and problem skin effectively, sebum control

My Review:

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[REVIEW] Say Goodbye to Pimple Creams with LMS Spotlights

I’m real excited to share about this new product which I have tried and love so much.

Do check out these nifty gadgets that resemble a lip gloss, mascara wand and compact powder!
So what are they?
Make a guess….

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