[Review] Heliocare Purewhite Radiance Max 240

 

My job requires me to move about regularly and that means that I am often at the mercy of the elements. Knowing Singapore’s weather, you can expect it to be sunny and scorching hot most of the time. Despite having bought tons of organic sunscreen, I still find myself forgetting to apply it most of the time. It is simply easier to just pop a pill and get on with business.

Heliocare PureWhite Radiance Max 240 is heaven sent because it not only helps to protect the skin from harmful UV rays, it also slows down skin ageing from free radical. This magical little purple pill also repairs and prevents DNA damage caused by the sun, prevents loss of moisture on the skin, promotes skin radiance and improves the appearance of hyper pigmentation while evening the overall skin tone on both face and body.

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Heliocare Pure White Radiance

heliocare1 Heliocare welcomes a new oral whitening supplement capsule, Heliocare PureWhite Radiance. Discovered through the combination of sophisticated proprietary technology FernblockTM + White Tech Complex, Heliocare PureWhite Radiance brightens up your complexion and fights early anti-aging signs, achieving youthful, radiant skin.

Co-developed by researchers at Harvard University, Heliocare features the patented Fernblock technology. Fernblock is derived from a Central American fern that developed unique photoprotective abilities in its evolution form an aquatic environment to a land-based plant. It’s the main active ingredient in HELIOCARE products and covered by US Patent 56141679 as an anti-oxidant and photo protector for oral and topical use.

This potent ingredient is not available in dietary sources. Through the combination of the Fernblock + White Tech complex, this natural plant extract helps protect skin from the harmful effects of UVA & UVB radiation. Its effectiveness has been clinically demonstrated in both topical and oral sun protection products.

heliocare2I understand how harmful and damaging the sun’s rays can be, especially for someone like me who’s already actively aging. I used to spend a lot of time soaking up the rays while on island getaways, guess that explains my tanned complexion. So I’m really excited to receive a jar to try out and experience it for myself.

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It looks really special because of it’s unique purple color.

Check out the new levels of protection offered by the Pure White Radiance other than sun protection :

Antioxidant

The global antioxidant effect was quantified chemically and previously confirmed with biological tests, showing significant results when compared to vitamin C and beta-carotene.

Photoprotector
(skin protector)

Administered orally or topically, it increases tolerance to sunburn. In studies conducted in conjunction with the Dermatology Department at Harvard University (Boston, MA, U.S.), it was found that oral intake prior to exposure to the sun significantly increased the minimum amount of solar erythema, resulting in a protection factor of approximately 2.5.

DNA or genetic material protector

Oral use of EPL prior to exposure to ultraviolet radiation significantly reduced the number of cells with thymine dimmers. After use, a significant reduction in the number of sunburned cells was observed.

Immunoprotector

The oral administration of EPL modulates the production of buffers and cytokines proinflammatories by the skin cells after their exposure to ultraviolet radiation. EPL has also shown protective capabilities in Langerhans cells, maintaining their numbers and morphology.

Skin aging
preventive

This benefit has been experimentally confirmed in a murine model for aging skin, showing a reduction of skin elastosis compared to general elastosis. It is a naturally-derived organic extract.

Above extract are from Heliocare’s fact sheet. Ok, can’t wait to try it out and blog a review. Do watch out for it 😉

[Giveaway] L’oreal White Perfect Laser, even better than IPL?

Recently, I attended a blogger event with June by L’oreal where they made a bold claim; that their latest L’oreal White Perfect Laser whitening skincare range had proven clinical results which resemble the aftermath of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL).

Don’t mind my sickly, pasty white face as I was down was a bad flu and nearly forgotten all about this event till I got the reminder from L’oreal.

Check out the stars of the night:

Left to right; White Perfect Laser Anti-Spot Brightening Essence (S$39.90) and the All-Round Whitening Cream SPF19/PA+++ (S$32.90)

We all know that IPL as a popular though pricey method to whiten the skin. Others go for vitamin C drips which are also not very friendly on the pocket, costing a few hundreds a go. With the L’oreal White Perfect Laser, fairer and brighter skin seems achievable in a more affordable manner.

Details on how to WIN a L’oreal Youth Code Boosting Essence (S$39.90) & UV Perfect sunscreen SPF 30 PA+++ (S$17.90) under the cut…

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[Review] Za Total Hydration BB Cream UV SPF43 PA+++

If you are looking for 2-in-1 product – a BB cream together with a sunscreen. Then you’re in luck because Za has came up with a BB cream that serves both purposes. Armed with an SPF of 43 and PA+++, you can leave out one additional step in your makeup regime, thus, saving some precious snooze time.

The Za Total Hydration BB Cream UV SPF43 PA+++ will be available in Watson stores come May and is retailing for S$15.90.

What does it features?

Amino Mineral Complex deeply moisturizes to heighten & reinforce the skin’s protection barrier and makes skin resistant to damage. The Prism Enhancer smoothly removes excess surface cells and replenishes generous moisture. While Sebum-absorbing powder imparts a non-sticky finish to keep skin feeling fresh. Vitamin B derivative energizes the skin’s inner cells to give skin a healthy-looking glow.

We were invited to the preview event was held at Sogurt where we got to try out the BB cream for ourselves as we enjoyed a free flow of yogurt.

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[Review] Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing UV Milk with SPF50 PA+++

If you do follow my blog, you will know that I am a Hada Labo fan! This will be the 5th product I am going to review. So excited to try it out after receiving it. If you wish to read up my other reviews, please CLICK HERE!

38ml for S$19.90, retailing exclusively at Watsons

Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing UV Milk with SPF50 PA+++ is a 3-In-1 Sun Protection which offers High Sun Protection While Caring For Skin. This multipurpose UV milk has 3-in-1 benefits: UV Protection, Hydration, and Make-Up Base

The UV milk is gentle on skin, as it is free of artificial ingredients such fragrances, mineral oil, alcohol and colorant that may burden the skin. This UV milk also keeps the skin’s pH balanced, and is rigorously tested for low skin irritation.

Sounds good, yeah? This is why I’m so excited to try it out. Especially since I have sensitive skin now, I wasn’t sure about experimenting with new products. But so far, Hada Labo products have been gentle on my skin. So I took the plunge…

As you can see, the bottle is pretty small and handy. Which makes it convenient to just bring it along anywhere.  I also like how it doubles up as a makeup base too. Just check out the texture:

This reminds me of another Japanese brand of sunscreen that is very popular. The runny liquid may seem watery but do not be fooled by its appearence. After a few rubs, it turns into what seems like a powdery touch. The skin is then protected with sunscreen but there is no unsightly white cast.

Because it is also a makeup base, makeup goes on smoothly after that and stays throughout the day. This is defintely another product by Hada Labo worth checking out.

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[REVIEW] Joyce’s Pharmacy – Leaders Clinic Sensitive Sun Cream SPF 50+/PA+++

From this week onwards, I’ll be blogging about the products I’ve received from Joyce’s Pharmacy to try out. If you do remember, I did try out their Leaders Clinic’s Tea Tree Solution Mask. Do check out for the review here.

Leaders Clinic is a Korean skincare brand that is very popular in Korea and is now available in Singapore so that we beauty junkies here could also reap the benefits of their product offerings!

I was given this Leaders Clinic Sensitive Sun Cream SPF 50+ / PA+++ to try out. I’ve always emphasized on the importance of sunscreen and how using it can prevent photo-aging.

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Selecting the right sunscreen + recommendations


I know I’ve  blogged about this umpteen times but lest we take it for granted. It’s good to remember that sun protection is very important. Especially if you are heading out for some fun in the sun.

Or even if you are not and you would just be staying indoors at work or in the shopping malls. You should also remember to put on your sunscreen diligently as even though UVB is blocked by the glass windows but UVA can still reach you through the indoor lighting.

You should always get a sunscreen that would suit your needs. so what do we look for when shopping for me.

Firstly, we should take note of the terms used. Like SPF, it refers to Sun Protection Factor. Usually, you can do a rough estimation of how much SPF you need by multiplying it by 10.

Example : SPF 30 x 10 = 300 minutes of sun (5 hours)

However, that is taking in if you do not perspire  or are in the water. That is why it’s always recommended that you re-apply your sunscreen every 30 minutes if you are participating in outdoor activities.

In fact, even when you are indoors, your sunscreen could also be rubbed off by your clothing or hands. Hence, if you can, do re-apply every 1-2 hours.

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By Biore: Aqua Rich UV Sunscreen

Biore, the No.1 Sunscreen in Japan has added 2 new sunscreens to its existing UV Milk range. Have you tried any from the UV Milk range yet?

A personal favorite would be the UV Perfect Face Milk :

 

It goes on smoothly and the liquid turns into a powdery form upon contact with your skin.

Your skin feels silky soft and it does not leave a white cast like what some sunscreens are guilty of.

 

 

Anyway, now there’s a new addition which I’m excited to try.

Presenting the Aqua Rich UV Sunscreen series:

In photo left to right: Aqua Rich UV Gel SPF 30 PA+++ & Aqua Rich UV Face Mousse SPF 50+ PA+++

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Asian skin won’t burn that easily

Often, we are envious of the beautiful features Caucasians have.
Look at the Hollywood celebrities and their deep set, sparkling blue-green eyes and sharp features which most of us Asians can never dream of owning unless we pay a hefty sum to the plastic surgeon.

I was browsing the net the other day, reading up on sun damage and protection.

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And this article by Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy caught my eye.

Knowing your skin type helps and can aid in preventing possible sun damage before its too late.

There are apparently several skin type groups and some burn easily with high risk of skin cancer whereas there those such as Asian skin that are on the other end of the scale.

So what skin type do you belong to? Let’s say what Ms Murphy says:

Type 1 skin is porcelain white. Type 1 always burns and never tans. This type skin has the highest risk of skin cancer and wrinkles more readily that other types. Most Type 1 skin owners will have red or pale blonde hair, be blue-eyed, have freckles, and be of Irish, Scots, or Welsh ancestry.

 Type 2 skin is light or fair but burns easily. Type 2 skin can tan lightly with repeated exposure to the sun but still carries a high risk for skin cancer. Hair is usually fair and eyes are often blue. Most have a Northern European heritage.

Type 3 skin is still white but darker. Many of those with Type 3 skin are a racial blend and some Native Americans. Their skin sometimes burns and may tan to a light bronze but risk for skin cancer remains higher than average.

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Skin Types With Less Risk

Type 4 skin tans easily and less commonly burns. Most Type 4 skin people will be of a Middle Eastern, Hispanic, Asian, Native American or light complected African-American background. Hispanics and Asians with Type 4 skin are lighter than many others of their race. Risk exists but is minimal.

Type 5 skin is darker and never burns. Darker toned Hispanics, Islanders, and many Asians have Type 5 skin. These have very little risk of skin cancer.

Type 6 skin is dark. Most Type 6 skins have an African ancestry. Skin never burns and skin cancer among this group is very rare.

All skin types, however, can benefit from sun protection lotions. Lighter skinned groups should use a sun screen with an SPF of at least 15.”

 I guess most of us fall under the Skin Type 4 & 5, it is indeed comforting in some way. But we should not take this for granted and always remember to use sunblock!

For my review entries on Sunblocks I’ve tried, please CLICK HERE  & HERE :)

[REVIEW] Sunplay’s Sunblocks (SPF80 PA+++ & SPF 130 PA+++)

I am never, ever gonna leave home without these when I head for a beach holiday. 

Previously, I had a splashing good time in Maldives and gotten a new tan too.

However, I don’t think its a good idea to get any darker when I embark on my next beach getaway.
People have already started to mistake me for anything but a pure Chinese. 

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