I started off the scalp treatment with a detailed consultation. It involves detailed history taking and really takes into account my dietary habits, sleep pattern and hormonal changes.
After this my hair was analysed under a magnifying glass to check for any obvious thinning of hair. They also used a Tricho-scan camera which magnifies up to 200 times to analyse my scalp. It works as a visual proof of my scalp condition, according to which the treatment can be planned.
Take a look at the 2 pictures at the top.
True enough, my scalp showed redness and signs of inflammation. It is clearly shown and I got a shock when I saw how red the entire scalp was. My consultant told me that it could be due to stress, constant itching, too much sun exposure, too much colouring and hair dye. This can lead to hair loss and it doesn’t help when my hair is already fine to begin with.
I was very happy with the way my consultant explained me about the treatment. She went through every step in detail and customised a treatment Called *Tri-Oxy*.
This Treatment contains naturally derived ingredients like Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) and sodium hyaluronate – these ingredients help in exfoliation, hydration and retention of moisture and nutrients.
They use hyperbaric oxygen device to deliver these ingredients into the deeper layers of my scalp.
I was then brought to the treatment area to get started. The lady who did the treatment for me was very friendly informative as well. A customized premium European herbal scalp masque was administered onto my scalp, which can help to exfoliate the dead layer of the scalp and remove impurities and excess sebum. It is great for deep cleansing and detoxifying my scalp.
*TriOxy* was then performed on my scalp before I wash the hair. It consist of 3 steps – OxyPeel, OxyJet and Oxynutrient.
OxyPeel exfoliates dead skin from clogging pores, OxyJet helps to accelerate scalp’s cell metabolism and improves blood circulation while OxyNutrient provides nutrients and boost hydration to the scalp.
After TriOxy was done, I was brought over to the shampoo area for a revitalizing hair bath which can help my scalp restore its sebum balance, keeping it feel refresh and stress-free. It was a much-needed session as it relaxes my senses throughout. For some reasons, my scalp also feels extra clean after the wash.
After the hair bath, I was brought back to the same room for another round of TriOxy treatment. I really love the TriOxy treatment as it gives off a cooling yet relaxing sensation to my scalp.
I can literally feel the nutrients getting pumped into my scalp and the whole experience is super energizing.
My sensitive scalp can be really dry at times so *Tri-Oxy* can give the scalp the hydration boost that is needed.
The last step of the treatment is the Photodynamic Therapy, which is said to promote hair growth and increase blood circulation as it supports hair regeneration, and helps accelerate healing.
Now compare the before and after photos, which was taken right after the treatment. The redness is totally gone! My scalp also don’t feel as inflamed as before. All I need was a single treatment to calm the irritated scalp down. I believe that if I continue to do it every month, I will be able to see an improvement in the scalp condition and hair growth. I am truly convinced that the treatment works.
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Clay beauty products always make my face feels extra clean and to be honest, I don’t use them very frequently because my skin is very dry itself and I don’t want the clay to dehydrate it further. I do love the idea of removing impurities from my skin once a month though.
Recently, I realized that not all clay products are drying because I found one that really works for me – Sand & Sky Flash Perfection Exfoliating Treatment and the Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask.
Out of the many beauty products that I have tried these 2 months, these 2 win hands down!
The products itself are as pink as how the packaging looks. No wonder they are both named Pink Clay.
Sand & Sky Australia Pink Clay contains a mixture of Australian Bentonite and Kaolin that are extremely good for the skin and you can see the differences in just one use.
I do not visit the facial place very often as I am always struggling with time so I do not have the luxury of spending 2 hours on a facial. Many a times, I wish that there are 48 hours a day.
My face can get a little congested at times from the lack of extraction and that includes having black and white heads. Sand & Sky Flash Perfection Exfoliating Treatment not only helps to exfoliate, it also acts as a treatment mask that helps to absorb oil and minimize pores size. I have enlarged pores on my cheeks and they are surprising visibly smaller after one use.
The treatment feels like a typical scrub except that it is also a treatment product as mentioned above. I use it in my shower, scrub the face in circular motions and leave it on until I am done showering. The skin feels soft and smooth to touch instantly.
After the treatment, I always end it with Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask to further hydrate my skin. The mask comes with a brush which makes the application a lot neater and easier. You can also even out the mask on your face with it.
I have long nails so I do not have to worry about them getting stuck in-between my nails and finger beds.
My first impression was that the mask felt warm upon application. I believe thats how the mask works it magic. It can help to tighten pores, detoxify, and brighten the skin.
I did not leave the mask on for too long as I have dehydrated skin. I washed it off after 5-6 minutes and the mask is surprisingly easy to wash off. You know how some clay mask can get stuck to your skin and you have to keep rinsing them to get them off? Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask doesn’t stick to your skin like them.
It is recommended to use them at least two to three times per week but I think once a week will work for me.
Both Sand & Sky Flash Perfection Exfoliating Treatment and the Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask are suitable for all skin types. Yes, even if you have dry skin. They contain no nasties (no sulfates, parabens or synthetic fragrance) and are cruelty-free.
Hop over to www.sandandsky.com to make your purchase if you are keen in them.
The wedding is near and I just half a year ago, I went to bleach my hair twice. I have been going back to the salon for a monthly hair treatment to help tame the frizzy hair but once a month is not enough. Neither do I have the luxury of time to visit the salon once every 2 weeks as much as I want to.
Honestly, I have been trying out a lot of hair products to keep my hair in place. I am also currently using hair oil EVERY single day and I must say that there are pros and cons for using hair oil because things can get really messy and oily. There are also days when I missed my hair oil application in the morning because I was in a rush so I ended up looking like some mad woman walking on the streets.
Recently, I have been introduced to Coco & Eve Like a Virgin Hair Masque set. The packaging is very tropical and cute. You can even buy it as a gift for your girlfriend.
First thing first, I love the Tangle Tamer! Not just for the pastel pink color but it seems to be able to detangle my hair magically. It is so cute that it is currently sitting on my dressing table right now.
Okay, now time for the real deal – Coco & Eve Coconut and Fig Masque. It is a deep conditioning masque that helps you with your frizzy, messy or stubborn hair – all in less than 10 minutes.
The hair masque contains raw virgin coconuts and fig, which can hydrates the hair. This is especially useful if you are often exposed to dry and humid weather conditions. Coco & Eve is 100% vegan
cruelty free and contains no paragons, sulphates, phthalates or gluten.
What is worst is that my hair can be very bushy and messy. But recently, you can see an improvement in my hair condition on my IG stories and IG photos! Even the people around me are asking what I did to my hair other than my monthly hair treatments at the salon.
P/S: Incase you haven’t noticed, I have been letting my hair down for the last few weeks instead of tying them up in a ponytail, which I usually do.
You can notice the difference right after a single use. The pink tamer brush can also be used right after you apply the masque onto your hair in the shower. It helps to even out to masque on your hair.
Some differences that were observed right after a single use:
After using it for a few weeks, I realized that it can tame split ends as well which is a plus point. It also doesn’t leave the hair with a greasy texture – you know how some hair masque can. The more I use, the more I like it.
Check out my silky hair and happy face below!
I kid you not! My hair is really soft now!
If you are convinced, head over to cocoandeve.com to buy your first bottle!
Psst: If you have finally finished up your masque, you will be able to find an URL at the bottom of the tube, which entitles you to enjoy 25% off your next masque!
Thank you Coco & Eve for sending the masque my hair. I really need to get a second bottle now 😀
I am always doing Dual Yellow Laser with Dr Celine Leong at Astique Clinic, Singapore but this time round, I gave something new a try – Milk Peel. I would call this a “Lunch Time Quick Fix” as the entire process took less than 30 minutes.
Some of you may link Milk Peel & Chemical Peel together but they are not exactly the same. Even though I personally find that chemical peels & milk peels are more or less the same but Milk Peel is a lot more gentle on the skin and it is suitable for all skin type. Chemical peels on the other hand, is pretty selective. Some peels are not suitable for dry skin while some are not suitable for people with acne problems.
If I have to choose one favourite between the two, my choice will be Milk Peel as it has no downtime and my skin doesn’t flak as much. This means that there is almost no downtime and I don’t have to put up with flaky make up for the next 2-3 days.
P/S: My makeup sat nicely on my face for the next 1 week plus too.
Milk Peel is said to help shrink enlarged pores, improve fine lines and wrinkles and even out our skin tone. As I have only done one session so far, all I could see were improved in skin radiance and even skin tone for the next few days. I believe that if I continue to do more sessions, I will be able to see more results.
You can do Milk Peel at Astique Clinic, located at 350 Orchard Road, Shaw House, Singapore 238868.
For more information, please visit http://www.astiqueclinic.com.sg/.
I take a lot of supplements on a daily basis from my Vitamin pills to Iron tablets. I was also previously taking Heliocare Sun Capsules previously. However, I have recently shifted from Heliocare Oral Capsules to Heliocare Purewhite Radiance Max 240 because I am getting married and I want that extra radiance to shine on my big day.
It is recommended to take 1 tablet of Heliocare Purewhite Radiance Max 240 in the morning and 1 at night but honestly, I can get a little busy in the evening from my work & events so there are days where I consumed 2 tables at one go in the morning (right after breakfast).
I am already in my second month of the supplements and I can honestly see the results showing as my skin is indeed a lot more radiant and the 2 sunspots on my right cheeks are slightly lighter now.
I am not sure if this is physiological but the amount of concealer I use on the 2 sunspots are way lesser now. Even my friends commented that my skin looks as though it is glowing. When you friend praises you for your good skin, it means that you are doing something right!
By the way, if you also have uneven skin tone, it can also help even out your skin tone.
Now, let me share more about the ingredients found in Heliocare Purewhite Radiance Max 240. It is an oral supplement that contains FERNBLOCK® (extract of Polypodium Leucotomos a.k.a. fern) and White Tech Complex.
FERNBLOCK® contains antioxidants which can help to protect your skin against harmful UV rays and skin aging. With this protection, you do not have to worry much about pigmentation issues caused by the rays from the sun.
White Tech Complex on the other hand is formulated with Pomegranate extract, L-Cystine, Vitamins B3 and C that plays a big role in anti-aging and the inhibition of melanin production. This in turn, can increase the level of fairness of your skin and lighten the sunspots as well.
Please make me fair, I want Snow White to be my second name (haha!).
PSST: Heliocare Purewhite Radiance Max 240 do not just work on your face but your entire body!
I will strongly recommend this supplements to my friends!
Read more about the product here: http://heliocare.com.sg/purewhiteradiance/
Just a few days before Chinese New Year, I went to make an appointment for teeth whitening at La Vie Aesthetics located at 277 Orchard Road, #04-08 Orchard Gateway, 238858. I really really love the results as my teeth got 6 shades whiter after a single session of 2x LED Light Whitening within 30 minutes. I love it so much so that I have already decided to head back for my second session in April or May because I want a set of pearlie white teeth for my big day in June!
Let me share with you what the treatment consists of. Firstly, a consultation will be done with you in a room. That is to explain to you what they will be doing for you and at the same time, check on the shade of your teeth. Mine was shade 20 and to my surprise, I thought that shade 20 was pretty white already but I can’t help feeling that my teeth are super yellow from my daily coffee consumption. I can never live without coffee!!
When I was brought into the treatment room, I was told to brush my teeth and the beautician double confirmed my current teeth shade before beginning the treatment.
They were very thoughtful. As the LED was very bright, they gave me a pair of eyewear to wear just incase I can’t sleep and wanted to keep my eyes open because they know I would be scrolling the phone for sure. Lol.
They even have gum protection. A layer of blue fluid will be placed around the gum areas and then left to harden for 15-30 seconds like the picture below. This is to ensure that the whitening gel do not touch your gums. Disclaimer: The picture below is not me!
After the protector was harden, whitening gel was placed onto my teeth and I was under the LED light for 15 minutes. There is a total of 2 episodes. So after the first 15 minutes, they will clean the gel off and replace it with another round of new gel. The gel do not contain any bleaching agents and did not cause any sensitivity issue for me.
The entire session took less than 1 hour. And after that 1 hour, my teeth actually got 6 shades whiter!! Actually the teeth is not as yellow as seen in the picture below. I think the lighting played a part in making them look yellowish. Anyway, just take a look at the comparison!! My teeth is so much whiter now!
Left: After, Right: Before
Imagine a row of teeth with before on top and after below, it makes a lot of difference!!
Sooooo, this is how I look for CNY Day 1! Look at my set or white teeth!
Instead of $588/session, quote my name to enjoy the service at $168! They promise to whiten your teeth for up to 6 shades.
La Vie Aesthetics located at 277 Orchard Road, #04-08 Orchard Gateway, 238858.
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Every girl yearns for her skin to be perfect and I am no exception. On days when I feel lazy, I often wished that I can wake up with my face looking flawless, as though I already have my make up on. #IWokeUpLikeThis
Being a social media influencer, I am kept abreast on the cosmetics and skincare treatments available to improve and enhance my face. One very popular treatment available in the market right now which caught my attention amidst the many treatments I have been reading about is semi-permanent foundation. I don’t usually have a lot of makeup on my face and as I desire flawless skin, I decided to give BB Covered Foundation a try at Mirage Aesthetic.
I made my appointment for BB Covered Foundation Treatment ($280) with Mirage Aesthetics the very next day and was told that I can quote “Myfatpocket_Mirage” to enjoy 1 additional session of Mirage Aesthetic’s Signature Instant Korea BB glow laser treatment (worth $480) for free! This means that all l I needed was $280 for 2 treatments to look good this Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year!
What is BB Covered Foundation Treatment?
It is a 90-minute Perfect Touch Solution that uses Korean Food and Drug Administration-approved and natural products combined with the latest technology from Korea to help you enhance your natural features.
As I have huge facial pores on my cheek areas and uneven skin tone, the treatment can brighten my complexion, minimize my pores and even out the skin color.
Other benefits of the treatment include:
• Reduces and improves scarring problems
• Reduces inflammation
• Improves skin texture
• Reduces wrinkles and dark eye rings
• Hydrates the skin
• Long lasting effect for up to 4 months
• Instant results
Before the start of any procedure, the aesthetician will make sure that my skin is cleansed and exfoliated followed by the application of a multi-growth factor (MGF) ampoule and a BB cream. A device, Micro-Needling, was rolled over my face which was said to feel like tiny ant bites but felt more like a facial massager to me. It was so comfortable that I fell asleep throughout the treatment.
A skin booster and MGF mask was applied right after the micro-needling treatment to hydrate the skin. After the entire treatment, my face looked brighter and smoother instantly. I can safely say #IWokeUpWithFlawlessSkin now! You can expect some very mild redness which will typically go away within a day but I experienced none of this.
As you can see from the picture below, my face was literally glowing from the treatment and I absolutely love treatments that have no downtime.
With the BB Covered Foundation Treatment done at Mirage Aesthetic, I can kiss goodbye to thick makeup and spend lesser time dolling myself up every morning now. Oh, thanks to the smoother skin texture, even removing my daily makeup is such a breeze now too!
If you are interested in looking your best and doing the treatment before Chinese New Year, quote “Myfatpocket_Mirage” to further enjoy 1x Mirage Aesthetic’s Signature Instant Korea BB glow laser treatment (U.P. $480) for free with 1x session of $280 Mirage Aesthetic’s BB Covered Foundation Treatment (U.P. $680) done – limited to the first 20 sign-ups only.
For more information about Mirage Aesthetic and the treatment, please visit: http://www.mirageaesthetic.com/covered-bb-promotion/
Instagram: @mirageaesthetic | Facebook: Mirage Aesthetic
Mirage Aesthetic is located at 1 Tanglin Road, Orchard Parade Hotel,
#04-08 (office lift), Singapore 247905
To make an appointment:
Tel: 6262 3358 / 6262 3378 | SMS: 8240 3523
Author: Alex Chua
Having good skin is important no matter if you͛re male or female. Be it heading for job interviews, weddings or important functions to attend, a good first impression starts with a supple, glowing face to front. And here at DSkin, the leading anti-aging experts with over 10 years of presence in Singapore, is here to help me fulfil just that. See, I have acne and blemishes problem since secondary school days, and it got worsens after army. Compounded with work pressure, harsh office conditions and years of neglect, my skin is dull and lost its youthful suppleness.
The severity hits me on the face when the therapist took a simple skin analysis to identify my skin condition and problems I am facing. The hydration score revealed a severely dehydrated skin, and my sebum test showed (100%!) oily skin results. She explained that due to the dry skin, the skin secretes more oil to compensate for the lack of moisture, thus contributing to the build-up of clogged pores and pimples.
Everyone͛s skin conditions are different. D͛skin personalised the facial treatment regime according to the individual͛s skin condition. For me the Therapist recommended a 2-hour Triple Acne Facial Treatment ($198) to combat acne and to hydrate dry skin. Now its time to head over and pamper myself!
The treatment room itself is warm, cosy with natural soothing music. Starting off the facial with D͛Skin͛s in-house cleansing oil and cleansing milk, which is really gentle on the face with a calming scent. The expertly massage techniques, said to pressure points for better circulation, relaxes me so much that I doze off a couple of times during the session. Next came the extractions, which I know would be painful but is a necessary step to remove all those pesky pimples.
During the extractions, soft breath of steam breezes onto the face, softening the skin and pores to minimise the harshness during the process. It is best to leave the extractions to the professionals because, if we do it ourselves, it might cause inflammation and worse, really bad inflamed scars.
Moving on from the extractions, the therapist used an equipment to sanitize the face, zapping away all the bacteria and germs. She mentioned that it might hurt abit but I didn͛t feel any pain in the process. Once the face was completely ͚germ-free͛, a layer of hydration gel mask was applied, followed by a layer of netting and finally a delicious smelling oat mask that strangely makes me hungry. While the picture above looked quite comical, the cool tinkling sensation, plus the neck and shoulder massage made me feel like a million bucks.
Overall, I felt that the therapists here are very professional, customer-oriented and knowledgeable on their work. After all, D͛skin has been in Singapore for over a decade, further proving its reputation and professionalism in the saturated skincare industry. There͛s nothing that would hinder me from visiting again in another 2 weeks͛ time, and I look forward to that day for another 2-hour of pampering!
238 Thomson Road #03-04/05 Velocity @ Novena Square,
I am no stranger to Seoul as this was my third visit to Seoul and my second visit was less than half a year ago. However, this was my first Winter experience. I have been to places like London and Newcastle and they were cold, but not as cold as minus 12 degree celsius!! Other than leaving my gloves and Heattech socks out, I must say that I was well equipped for this trip with 3 coats in my luggage. Lol!
I am not kidding about the weather. Just look at the frozen sea below!
My purpose for visiting Seoul again this year was for The Face Shop! The Face Shop (TFS) was my first K-Beauty brand during my younger days as they were one of the first to enter Singapore. So TFS Singapore, thank you for flying me all the way to Seoul, putting us up in a five star hotel and arranging all the activities for us!
Day 1 was free and easy. After touching down, we were greeted by two good-looking oppas. LOL. We were sent to the hotel and zoom, the 4 of us (Yina, Jamie, Kristin and me) set off for some good food and shopping! The weather was very very very very cold. We couldn’t do without our gloves. I shall not touch on where to shop in Seoul because I have already covered it previously: http://blog.myfatpocket.com/maybelinesim/2017/10/14/where-to-shop-in-seoul-korea/
Day 2 was a little pack but enjoyable because we get to try out all the new launches and even customize our own eyeshadow palette! We also managed to visit TFS in COEXMALL and did a quick shopping at Express Bus Terminal!
My customized palette are mostly coral shades because I really love peaches & coral tones.
Not sure if you know but Dr. Belmeur is actually one of the brands that TFS carries. Dr. Belmeur is a derma-cosmetics skincare that is safe and suitable for people with dry and sensitive skin as well.
We were given a detailed run through of the products the line carries but I have yet to try any of the products from this range even though I have long heard about it. I thought the packaging looks clean but I never knew that it is a derma-cosmetics brand. New lesson learnt! And now that I have their products, I can give them a try this month! Haha.
I am a very lipstick person person so I was VERYYYYY happy when I saw the new Flat Velvet Lipstick in my room! The application was SUPERRR smooth! Check out all the colors below. I may be doing a giveaway on the entire set later this month so do check back on my Instagram 😀
We actually went back to TFS 2 more times after the store visit because we couldn’t resist getting some limited edition cosmetics which are not available in Singapore :OO
Look at those marble blushes! Love love love the packaging a lot!
Day 3 was all about the SNOW AND SKI FOR MEEEEE! I have yet to see snow before so this was my first. I was told that the snow at the resort were all man-made but it’s okay, we managed to catch some snow falling from the sky right outside DongDaeMun at night! Hehe. This marks my first ever snow experience!
The highlight for the entire trip was probably learning how to ski for me! I fell really really hard a few times that left me limping for 8 days after I was back in Singapore but it was all worth it because it was SUPER FUN! I know how to ice skate and roller blade well so I thought they were the same but who knows, it was so hard to balance on the slope! Luckily for Kristin and I, we had Yina to guide us along. Lol.
The guys from TFS Headquarters were equally fun as well. We skied together for quite a bit! Haha.
Even though it was a very short trip, I am so glad I came as I got to know the brand a little deeper and I really do enjoy the company of Yina, Jamie and Kristin! Once again, Thank you TFS Singapore for flying us over for the wonderful experience!!! 🙂
I realized that my skin condition is getting from bad to worse after 3 consecutive months of traveling – 7-8 days a month. It got really bad when I spent 8 full days in China and we know how dirty and polluted the air can get there!
It was really not surprising when I started to experience breakouts on the forehead of my face. And as soon as I got back from my last trip, I made an appointment with Annabelle Skin, located at The Adelphi for a thorough cleansing.
As usual, I did a skin check to determine what kind of treatment would be suitable for me.
I kid you not when I say that my pores are clogged both inside and outside even though you guys kept saying that I have pretty good skin. Sigh. Even though you can’t really tell, it can be felt when I touch my face. Just look at those bumps from the skin check scans!
So I did Double Effect Carbon-Detox Treatment and the treatment covers for both the face and the neck.
The products used for the cleansing steps are Velvety Cream Cleanser and Fresh Blossomy Tensum from the latest Bio-Classica Range from Dr.Belter. I also did an Enzyme Cream peeling to cleanse my face thoroughly from the dead skin cells and pollutants that are clinging onto the surface of my skin before the extraction. And I did mention before how much I love their High Frequency antiseptic care? They will make sure that all the bacteria and toxins are removed before the application of serum and mask.
After an ampoule care was applied onto my skin, double masking was performed to health and nourish my face. The first mask was a combination of their Line A Mask and Special Gentle Mask while the second mask was the Shake it! Mask Peeloff – Carbon D-Tox.
As much as I love the effect of both masks, I prefer the peel off mask more because I love removing all the impurities from my face! Haha. Look at how thick the layer of mask is below.
While I was masking, the therapist also did a lymphatic drainage facial massage for me and it was super relaxing. It felt like she drained my entire day of stress away.
She ended the whole treatment with Fresh Blossomy Tensum and AquaSilk 24 and my face felt as though it has never been richer. I feel so blessed to know that Annabelle Skin will also be there for me in times of clogged pores and dehydrated skin! Haha.
You can also call 6336 8975 or WhatsApp 82281454 for an appointment. Just quote my name for 50% off your first treatment!
Annabelle Skin is located at The Adelphi, 1 Coleman Street #02-42, Singapore 179803.
Nearest MRT station: City Hall Station
To find out more about Dr.Belter Cosmetic, please visit http://www.belter-cosmetic.com/
Or visit its Facebook & Instagram page: https://www.facebook.com/drbeltersg/ https://www.instagram.com/drbeltergirl/