Prevention is always better than cure. This is why I choose to start my anti-aging skincare regime while I’m in my twenties! While other consumers my age are exploring options like fillers and botox injections, I’m constantly on the lookout for skincare products that work just as well in giving me smooth and radiant skin.
As I age, I find my skin getting thirstier despite applying skincare every day and night. I even tried masking frequently to see if it helps with the dehydration and dull complexion. While I do see improvements in my complexion, I have no idea which are the products that actually work well for me.
Recently, I was introduced to Eucerin®’s new product, Hyaluron-Filler Overnight Treatment. This product is a non-invasive overnight treatment that is inspired by well-known dermatological treatments. It helps to fill your wrinkles without injections & give you a radiant look. I have been using it every night ever since I got my hands on them.
Along with the new addition are some products in the same Hyaluron-Filler range, which have already been launched.
Packaging and first impressions
I thought that the packaging for the Overnight Treatment was very interesting, as there are two different emulsions that are packed separately in the bottle itself. I guessed these 2 separate formulas could mean that the product served 2 different functions? I did some quick research on my own, and I was right! The Overnight Treatment is a dual efficacy anti-aging skin care product, gently exfoliating and removing dead skin cells for a radiant look while hydrating and plumping up the skin. The formulas are optimally preserved in different chambers to keep them fresh and effective.
Formulation and Usage
The product contains two ingredients, AHA and Hyaluronic acid, which are popular ingredients inspired by dermatological treatments that are known to be effective for cell renewal and wrinkle filling.
On the left (white): A creamy emulsion of AHA Complex & Saponin that exfoliates dead skin cells and stimulates skin cell renewal to bring back your face’s natural radiance.
On the right (silver): A gel serum of Long and Short Chain Hyaluronic Acid to keep skin moisturized and hydrated. I looked it up and the Short Chain Hyaluronic Acid is actually 40x smaller which allows deeper penetration into the skin to plump up the deepest wrinkles.
You can see two different formulas when you pump the product out. I was expecting the texture to be a little on the heavy side since it is an anti-aging product but it was all good. It felt lightweight on the skin, and there was no greasy feel after you apply it onto your face – creating a perfect base to layer on my night moisturisers. For better absorption, I chose to massage it onto my face for at least 30 seconds for better penetration.
What I like most about the Overnight Treatment is that the Hyaluronic Acid in the serum not only moisturizes your skin but it also helps to plump up your deepest wrinkles while you sleep! I am more concerned about my smile lines so I tend to rub a little longer at those areas. Do note that since this product contains AHA ingredients, it should only be used at night to avoid pigmentation issue. In addition to the Overnight Treatment, I’ve also been trying out the other products in the Hyaluron-Filler range.
I have previously finished 6 tubes of Hyaluron-Filler Concentrate and they worked really well for me. The intensive serum not only helps to visibly reduce wrinkles, but also results in my face feeling a lot smoother as well.
What I have recently started on are the Eucerin® Hyaluron-Filler Eye Treatment and Day and Night Cream. I wouldn’t say that I have wrinkles around the eye area now but I am applying them with hopes that they don’t appear soon.
The Eye Treatment can be used in the day after your day moisturizer, and it is fortified with SPF15 and UVA protection too.
Having found out that Eucerin is a dermatological brand that has been around in the market for more than 130 years, I’m sure to put my trust in this brand. I have started incorporating several of its products into my night time skincare regime, and after using them over the past few weeks, I can definitely see the results so far.
As mentioned, I’m very concerned about my smile lines but with the daily usage of the Overnight Treatment coupled with the other products in the range, my smile lines were visibly reduced. My foundation does not cake around the line areas and I can laugh to my heart’s content without worrying about the smile lines anymore. It is indeed a non-invasive alternative that can achieve the same results of combatting lines and wrinkles, while keeping my skin radiant and moisturized.
The new Eucerin® Hyaluron-Filler Overnight Treatment is available from November 2018 at selected Guardian, and Watsons stores.
Time flies! It has been a month since I did my eyebrow embroidery (Deluxe Creative Brows) at LA VIDA™. The color did fade away after the first session and this was expected because the brow specialist told me that I will need another touch up session 1 month after the embroidery to make it last longer.
I went back to the same brow specialist at LA VIDA™ as I love the design she drew for me during the first session.
This was how my brows look like after 1 month. My brows still look thicker as compared to the pre-embroidery stage.
The same familiar steps took place:
Small incisions were made with a micro-blade to mimic the existing eyebrow hair strands. The strands really look so natural that no one could tell that I had my embroidery done after they fade off in a week.
There was really minimal pain throughout the 30 minutes of micro-blading. If not for the movement of her hands, I think I can really take a quick power nap there.
This was how the final product looks like. It sure is a little darker than the first session with them, to ensure that the brows would be on point and lasting.
I really love the idea of semi-permanent make up as I can wake up later because I do not have to waste time drawing my brows anymore. I get to wake up at least 10 minutes later now. Hehe.
Keeping my fingers crossed that the embroidery will last me more at least 18 to 24 months!
So here comes the discount part (again). HAHA! I just had to copy the discount from my previous post here to remind you guys not to miss the offer!
As part of an on-going effort to bring on point eyebrows to everyone (guys and girls), LA VIDA will be offering their highly raved Deluxe Creative Brows embroidery service at a promotional price of $398 (U.P$1369.60) plus a complimentary touch up session when you quote “Maybeline398”.
For people who want to enjoy this promotion, you can text of call this number (87976271) to make an appointment in advance and use the discount code.
“Maybeline398” is for everyone who are 23 years old and above, available at all of LA VIDA™ 6 outlets.
It doesn’t matter where you stay because they have outlets across the North, South, East & West!
List of LA VIDA outlets:
AMK Hub #B1-24, Tel: 6481 5484
Bedok Mall #01-27, Tel: 6384 3218
Grantral Mall @Clementi #01-09/10, Tel: 6774 7372
Compass One #04-23, Tel: 6386 2585
Lot One #02-02, Tel: 6769 3244
Northpoint City #B1-168 Tel: 6873 1168
LA VIDA also provides other semi-permanent make up services like the eyeliner and lips.
For more information about LA VIDA™, please visit the website at: www.lavida.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.
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/lavieaestheticssg/, http://lavieaesthetics.com.sg/promotion-teeth-whitening-sparklesmile.html and http://lavieaesthetics.com.sg
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,
We are just 9 more months into our wedding and we are taking extra care for our face because we want to look our best on our big day. We have been visiting Dr. Celine Leong from Astique Clinic for the last 2 years and we focused too much on enhancements instead of better skin so we have decided to do the otherwise! We have recently embarked on the Dual Yellow Laser journey!
There are a lot of other Laser Treatments which you can find at Astique Clinic but there are just too many people raving about Dual Yellow Laser so we just have to give it a try!
What is Dual Yellow Laser?
“Using a combination of yellow and green lights, the Dual Yellow brightening laser can combat a wide range of skin concerns like dark spots and pigmentation due to aging or sun damage, scars, melasma, stretch marks, acne and bulky lesions (moles, skin tags and other raised lesions). The green light in Dual Yellow targets melanin which causes pigmented lesions like freckles, sun spots and age spots or skin discolouration like melasma.
An immediate change in appearance of dark spots will be noticed and some might appear to darken slightly and gradually fade after a couple of days.
Not only are treatments fast, precise and targeted with reduced skin damage and no down time, the Dual Yellow brightening laser will effectively treat your skin condition while also stimulating collagen generation helping to keep your skin supple and brightened in complexion.”
Why did we go for Dual Yellow Laser instead of other lasers?
James has some scars on his face, and some times breakouts. As for me? Sun spots is something I can’t deny since I am ALWAYS out in the sun everyday. I do not personally have scars or stretch marks but I don’t mind having extra collagen stimulation to help keep my skin glowing!
More importantly, the procedure is pretty fast and painless. As we have to attend events or engagements on a daily basis (almost), we want to avoid down time and Dual Yellow Laser has absolutely no downtime. We can step out of the clinic in 10-15 minutes. I can even apply my makeup right after the laser.
The laser is a quick process and all you need is just two steps.
Step 1: A layer of cooling gel will be applied to your face to help cope with the heat (in fact, I couldn’t even feel any heat!).
Step 2: Laser!
We do not have any pain throughout the entire treatment and the skin always feel extra smooth for the next 1 week after the treatment! If you google, some people may experience mild redness after the laser but it works pretty well for us so far. We are currently at our third session and we can’t wait for the fourth! I hope we will have even more radiant skin on our big day next year!
I will strongly recommend you to do the laser once a month for maintenance. You can even skip applying foundation after a few sessions (depending on your skin condition).
Please visit www.astiqueclinic.com.sg for more information on the laser.
You can also visit them at:
350 Orchard Road, Shaw House, Singapore 238868
I am someone who would go light anytime – be it my body weight or the make up I apply on my face 😛
If I can avoid putting on make up on weekends, I would. But one thing that I can’t ever miss or give up is sunscreen. Prevention is always better than cure. With sun UV rays so strong in Singapore, I don’t want to risk walking on the streets without sun protection and going home to skin pigmentation. There is absolutely no reason to skip your sunscreen unless you don’t mind having brown spots on your face!
Today, I will be sharing about Orbis Sunscreen On Face.
The difference between ORBIS Sunscreen on Face Light and Sunscreen on Face Moist is the texture. Light is more watery in texture as compared to Moist, which is more creamy. Even though I would prefer watery texture but the creamy texture for MOIST is not as thick as I had imagined it to be so… I am good with both!
(on the left – Light, on the right – Moist)
These two are my first tube of each and honestly, I was sold by the texture. They are ultra-lightweight! On top of the sun protection of SPF34 PA+++, both sunscreens can double up as a make up base or primer too! In simple terms, I can apply ORBIS Sunscreen On Face Light on weekends with no other base and still look fresh because of its natural-looking coverage.
That’s me with eye makeup and ORBIS Sunscreen On Face Light as base only! You can still see a little pores on the face but well, I only need minimal coverage on weekends! As for weekdays, use them as a primer or base anytime.
Another point to comment on is their Triple Threat Protection as the sunscreen contains Damage Block Veil that not only shields the skin from harmful UV rays, but also protects us against near infrared rays and air pollutants. Air pollutants are everywhere and that includes dirt and dust from the environment. Do you know how dirty the air is every time you cross the road? *urgh* I don’t even want to talk about the air from the car’s exhaust pipe.
With these protection found in the sunscreens, it can protect our skin from the three major damages which we are constantly exposed to.
Don’t believe me? Give them a try! Both Sunscreen on Face Light and MOIST are already available at all ORBIS counters and stores at $18 each. You can also shop online here: https://orbis.com.sg/cart/product/list/id/uvcare!
We are not new to Labo Labo, but if you are, let us share some background information with you about the brand.
Labo Labo is Dr.Ci:Labo’s sister brand and all their products are 100% Made in Japan. The skincare products are developed by a certified group of dermatologists and all ingredients are naturally-derived.
Today, we are going to share with you about Labo Labo Super Keana Washing.
Can you spot which is the actual product among the range?
Yup. You are right. These orange-foiled tubes.
It depends on your usage but one tube (120g) typically lasts for a month (plus minus). All you need is just $24.90 for a tube of Super-Keana Washing.
Labo Labo Super Keana Washing removes dirt and blackheads effectively without drying the skin. In fact, it moisturizes the skin with its high concentration of hyaluronic acid and collagen.
It has a soft and creamy texture that is made from 100% plants-based ingredients.
4 types of pore refining ingredients – Hamaelis leaf extract, Pepperwort leaf extract, Artichoke leaf extract and Multiflora rose fruit extract can be found in the cream to issue your pores concernt.
The wash gently removes dead skin cells, leaving the skin silky and soft. Other than the generous amount of hyaluronic acid that was mentioned earlier, collagen was also one of the ingredients used in the wash to keep the skin supple and soft.
Gently squeeze 1 to 2cm of cream onto your palm, fluff it before you wash your face with your hands. You will be able to see smaller pores instantly as all the dirt was removed during the washing process.
Super-Keana Washing is free from the annoying 5 irritants – fragrance, alcohol, artificial coloring, mineral oil and paraben which makes it safe for people who have sensitive skin to use.
You can find Labo Labo Super-Keana Washing at #B3-41 Ion Orchard, online at www.ci-labo.com.sg and selected Watsons stores.
Have you done IPL before?
Was it painful? Will there be any downtime? What are the pros and cons of getting IPL underarm?
These questions kept raging in my head when I decided to try out IPL underarm at STRIP. I decided to go ahead with it even though I was quite scared because I have long heard about Strip. Plus I find shaving a hassle and constant shaving can cause the skin to turn dark. Imagine wearing sleeveless top! The dark armpits can’t be hidden at all.
I visited STRIP at Plaza Singapura #04-08A and the outlet was very welcoming and reminded me of the movie – The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson. Plus there were a lot of customers. It made me feel even more assured because this proves that they are very popular among us – the ladies!
Something hygienic and cute to share as well.
Play it safe!
Don’t they remind you of something else? 😉 Hahaha. This individually packed kit contains your own spatulas and wipes so you don’t have to share them with others during treatment. That is actually Strip’s number one priority and I don’t have to worry about sharing one shaver with so many people. Yay! I am kind of OCD and I bet most people are as well, so this is really thoughtful!!!
My cute IPL Kit for my underarms which includes a disposable shaver, disposable latex gloves, pre-sealed wet wipes, wooden spatulas and fresh cotton pads/buds!
I gathered my courage and went for the IPL at Strip.
I kept asking the therapist if it will be painful and she smiled. Pain? Haha. THERE WASN’T ANY PAIN AT ALL. All ready for my treatment!
It was painless because STRIP Powerpac uses a gradual heating system that directs energy via multiple passes to accumulate the desired energy level to destroy hair follicles. Other machines used by salons work differently because the machines emit sharp bursts of energy. In fact, all I could feel was a warm and soothing hot stone massage.
I was told to put on a pair of glasses to protect my eyes. A layer of gel was applied on the targeted areas and zap zap.
Zap zap zap, I was done in 15 minutes for both sides!
They even gave me a set of products (could I have a picture of it in the post?) – Ice Cream, SCO Peace + and SCO Ace Cream.
Ice cream can help in moisturizing, SCO Ace Cream will give you whitening and Peace+ can help in slowing down hair growth. With the use of these products, it can help prolong my results after treatment.
This is important because after each session of IPL, your skin tends to get a little dehydrated. Thank you for taking care of my underarms even when I am home!
Can’t wait for my next appointment~
Here’s a promotion for my readers:
Quote “MAYBELINE” when making an appointment to get your first IPL Underarm Trial at $18. Promotion ends 30 September 2016.
Only valid for new customers and one time redemption only at Plaza Singapura.
Author: James Aw Yong
I started my daily beauty regime inmy early 20s with cleanser and moisturizer ONLY. However, as I age, I realized that I need more products on my face to help me fight ageing.
M always tell me how delicate the skin around the eyes are and wrinkles tend to appear there first. I had quite a few lines around my eyes area. They made me look so old that I had to go for Botox to hid them.
If you don’t believe me, check out a picture of me and M below. Check out my wrinkles around my eyes and hers.
Botox can be really expensive and it is not a solution. Prevention is better than cure so I learnt that eye creams are very important. We all want to hide our age and not let our wrinkles reveal them, right?
I was introduced to SK-II R.N.A Power Eye Cream when it first launched in Singapore Changi Airport.
“According to SK-II, mid-20s is the turning point for eye aging and eyes tend to get 20% smaller over 15 years. The key reason for this is the lack of lengthwise and crosswise firmness around the eyes. With this, SK-II upgraded its STEMPOWER Eye Cream with two new ingredients to increase wrinkle resilience – Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4 and Chlorella Extrac. The new R.N.A.POWER Eye Cream is formulated with the unique Radical New Age Complex to improve lengthwise and crosswise firmness of skin around the eyes.”
The new anti-aging SK-II R.N.A. Power Eye Cream contains Radical New Age Complex which can help improve the skin firmness, reducing wrinkles, lines and even refining pores. Even though it is called a cream, it has a silky texture that glides on the skin easily. The cream gets absorbed really quickly into the skin as well.
We can all experience bigger and brighter looking eyes after 6 weeks of continuous usage. No need for needles or knives.
I have to work through the night on certain days and I don’t really get enough sleep. However, after I incorporated the eye cream into my regime, I don’t feel that my eyes are as tired looking as before. Sometimes, it looks bigger too. Oh ya, not to mention, when your eyes age, they get smaller due to sagging as well.
The R.N.A Power Eye Cream is an addition to the current SK-II anti-aging boutique- R.N.A Power Cream and R.N.A Power Essence.
Thank you SK-II for turning my facial clock around!