Review: For Beloved One Mandelic Acid Series


Author: James Aw Yong

I have previously tried chemical peels at aesthetic clinics before. Other than wanting smooth skin, I was quite concerned with my acne scars as well. But me, being the typical Singaporean has to work on weekdays and juggle between blogging and rest on weekends do not really have the extra time to visit clinics for chemical peels so frequently.
I was glad when I saw For Beloved One on the table. They have recently launched their new Mandelic Acid Series which contains a peel so gently that it is suitable for home use. Although the series is designed for Asian women’s skin types, I am still going to give it a try!

The series sounded like a home facial because it can cleanse whiteheads, lighten my acne scars, shrink pore size and even brighten my skin tone.

My favourite among the three products is the Mandelic Acid Advanced Renewal Serum ($55) as I have combination skin. My skin can get really dry now and extremely oily later. The ingredients in the renewal serum contains high purity 20% mandelic acid essence which is extracted from the precious bitter apricot, which is said to penetrate the stratum corneum, Betapur™ which create a protective membrane to control oil secretion, deeply clean pores and balances oily skin while SyriCalm CLR™ soothes and helps skin to return to its smooth and firm perfect condition.

Of course, before using the renewal serum comes Mandelic Acid Renewal Toner ($38). My skin felt softer instantly due to the presence of mild mandelic acid and Unique Hydration Renewal Technology.

The last step to the routine is applying the Renewal Lotion ($42) which can target areas which are less hydrated. It acts as a safety barrier as it helps to enhanced moisture and repair after the “peeling” stage. If you don’t have as much dead skin cells as me, you might not be able to see the peeling skin with your naked eye.

If you are interested, For Beloved One is sold exclusively at Sephora only.

Check out my skin now 😀

FREE: For Beloved One Mask Spa

FBOMaskSpa to Celebrate SG

Author: James Awyong

To celebrate National Day and Sephora Suntec City’s anniversary, For Beloved One is holding a pop-up Bio-Cellulose Mask Spa event for the public to enjoy a free facial treatment and to try out their signature Bio-Cellulose mask!

Date: 8 – 14 August 2016
Time: Between 11am – 6.30pm
Venue: Sephora Suntec City

Participants will be able to enjoy the following at a beauty counter at Sephora Suntec City:
Personal Beauty Consultation
Deep Cleansing
Personalised For Beloved One Bio-Cellulose Mask Treatment
Personalised Face Massage with For Beloved One Skincare
Flash Makeup Service
Duration: Approximately 80 minutes

Participants will also receive a free gift worth $20 at the event! Those who spend $99 and above on For Beloved One products on-site will also receive a Melasleep High Sunscreen SPF50★★ (Beige).

To sign up, go to For Beloved One’s Facebook or Instagram and simply comment on their promotional post or drop them a message with the following details for an appointment!
Your Name
Reservation Date & Time (Between 8-14 August, 11am-6:30pm)
Phone Number

*Maximum 2 customers on the same registration time and date, on first come first served basis. Limited to 1 spa treatment per person.

In return for the free facial treatment, all you are required to do is to simply post a picture or video of the For Beloved One pop-up spa on Instagram, and tag @forbelovedone and #FBOMaskSpa.

Beloved One Skincare

It has always been Korea Korea and Korea when it comes to Skincare. What about Taiwan? Taiwanese have great skin too! One of their top selling brands in Taiwan is For Beloved One. I can see it almost everywhere when I was there last November. *How I want to be back in Taiwan again!!*

To be honest, I have never bought any products from For Beloved One before until I went for a lunch with them in October last year when they gave me some Bio-Cellulose Masks to try! They are the world’s first bio-cellulose masks – not any cotton or paper mask so it would stick to the skin better.

Unlike other masks in the market, each piece of mask is at least 2x heavier than normal masks (which also means that the mask is soaked with an entire bag of goodness!! After using the mask, I use whatever that is leftover on my legs lol.

I was of course sold by then. Only one mask a week and the skin would be well taken care of. Some masks requires you to mask every 3 days. Soooo troublesome!

Now, they have new products that are already out in the market!! It is their Vitamin C Plus range!

Ting ting!! Of course of course, yay to more products for whitening!!!!

The differences between the old (2013) and the new range (2014) are the ingredients:

Melaclear2, Technowhite, DermaRXSRC and more. The ingredients can brighten up your skin tone and restore crystal clear skin! I have tried two out of their 5 products on my face and some of it on my hands during the event. They smell a little like citrus and they are so gentle that people for sensitive skin can also use them.

From left to right:

– Vitamin C Plus Melasleep Whitening Ethyl Ascorbic Acid Surge Cream ($85)
– Melasleep Whitening Ethyl Ascorbic Acid Essence ($95)
– Melasleep Whitening Ethyl Ascorbic Acid Lotion ($57)
– Melasleep Whitening Ethyl Ascorbic Acid Toner ($58)

Not forgetting, their famous Bio-Cellulose Mask is also available in this range! – Melasleep Whitening Ethyl Ascorbic Acid Bio-Cellulose Mask (Retailing at a box of 3 for $63).

First review: Melasleep Whitening Ethyl Ascorbic Acid Surge Cream ($85)

Although we know that it smells like citrus, I was still surprised to find out that the cream is in a pale yellow color instead of white. I must be too used with white cream products already. Heh.

Apply it twice a day, morning and night after cleansing, toning and essence (if you have this step). It is said to keep the skin hydrated and lighten the skin. I HATE creamy or oily stuffs on my face. So if I dare to use it, it means that it is almost grease-free. The texture is quite watery so sometimes I would skip my makeup base and skip to sunblock after applying this. I have yet to experience lighter skin tone but my skin is definitely brighter and more radiant!

Melasleep Whitening Ethyl Ascorbic Acid Lotion

The lotion is able to slow down pigment formation as it contains gentle whitening agent and MELASLOW which can help lighten skin by reducing melanin production. Apply it 2 times a day to strength your skin’s defense and boost skin health!

Melasleep Whitening Ethyl Ascorbic Acid Essence

I am a very very essence person. I can skip the moisturizer if I have my essence with me because essence are usually watery and cooling for my face. This serum contains higher stable Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, which reverse melanin formation and lighten dark spots. And with the new ingredients in the improved range, skin will become more and more radiant!

Watery texture. Results are best seen on dull skin tone.

You can find For Beloved One exclusively at Sephora Singapore. They are so worth every penny so be sure to give them a try!! 🙂