AGNES Treatment to Get Rid of Stubborn Acne and Pimples

Author: Alexius Chua

Being a guy used to be easy. Men were known to keep everything to the basics, just one hard soap is enough to scrub from head to toe, without a care in the world, much less on appearance.

But not now.

I’ve got many skin problems, and one that irks me the most is pesky acne and pimples. It is a skin condition triggered by overactive oil glands. When pores are clogged with too much sebum produced by the oil glands, the pimple pops up.

Have tried a million different things – changing different pimple creams and facial wash, and visited polyclinic for that birth control pill prescription twice, with little or temporary success. What results is dry, sensitive skin and scarring on certain areas. I thought that every option to eradicate this problem has been tried and failed, there is nothing I can do except to watch my diet and hope for the best.

But I was wrong. The solution couldn’t be simpler.

AGNES Treatment for Acne

Thankfully, Dr Ryan Tan at Aesthetics Central Clinic at Clarke Quay Central is here to the rescue. Dr Ryan suggested AGNES Treatment for my first acne treatment. It is a permanent, non-surgical solution to treat my stubborn acne.

Separated to 2 days, on the first day Dr Ryan will use a special device called AGNES to administer radiofrequency energy precisely on specific problem areas. This tiny burst of electrical energy will cause the affected oil gland to shrink and produce less oil.

On the second day, acne extraction by the beautician.

AGNES Treatment for Acne

First, Dr Ryan demarcates the acne areas – an important step as there are 100,000 good, normal functioning pores, and only about 300-500 diseased damaged pores that are always getting inflamed and infected repeatedly. Dr Ryan inspects at every single pores and selectively selects the problem causing ones for treatment.

AGNES Treatment for Acne

Next is the numbing shots, which to me felt like ant bites. Okai to be honest there are jabs on certain areas that woke me up from slumber (Yes I am that tired lol), but his assistant used a vibrator-like thingy to numb area while Dr Ryan administer the injection, making it much less painful.

AGNES Treatment for Acne
The same 1% of the pores on the face are responsible for causing 90% of the acne

Then comes the AGNES treatment, which felt like a breathe of sunshine as compared to the previous numbing shots. Its amazing considering its a special needles but there’s no feeling at all, perhaps partly thanks to the numbing shot taken earlier. Dr Ryan zaps only 1-2% of the thousands of pores, so good thing is I won’t be experiencing any dry skin or flakiness after the treatment as compared to other solutions!

AGNES Treatment for Acne

It is completely pain-free during the AGNES Treatment. Although the machine sound might be somewhat distracting with its constant beeping, it is all in all a pleasant virgin experience for me.

The treatment takes about one and a half hour from arrival to exit, so it is quite fast and, more importantly, painless for me. Although I experience some redness and swelling immediately after the treatment, it doesn’t stop me from going out for dinner. Of course, I must remember to hydrate, moisturize and sunscreen.

AGNES Treatment for pimples

One month after the treatment, the redness has subsided and I am quite pleased with the results. The zapped problematic pimple areas have no recurrence so far and there is no drying or sensitivity. My face also felt much less oilier than before. Understand that, depending on person to person, it may require 1 to 3 treatments or more to prevent new acne from forming from existing healthy pores.

And the best thing of all, it is permanent, so no need to compare between harsh pimple creams or taking medication that is not ideal for kidney again!

 

Aesthetics Central Clinic Address:
8 Eu Tong Sen Street #11-89 The Central Office One, Singapore 059818
For appointment, please call (+65) 6221 8221 or whatsapp (+65) 9726 8856
Email: aestheticscentralclinic@gmail.com
Website: https://www.cosmeticsurgery.sg/

Shopping for necessities at Guardian Singapore

Where do you usually shop for your beauty necessities?

For me, I try to shop for them at places near home because I tend to stock up a few bottles of each product at one go. Thankfully, Guardian can be found almost anywhere!

Here are some products that I got from Guardian which I am currently using on top of the usuals that you have already seen on my Instagram!

1) Facial Masks

If you watch my Instagram stories, you will notice that I mask very frequently. Almost once every 2 days. I literally buy masks everywhere and Guardian carries a lot of brands with one of my top favourite being Dr. Morita!

I have to admit that I stock the mask up even more when they have 30% off during Guardian Beauty Days 😛

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2) Aprilskin Perfect Magic Cover Fit Cushion

Aprilskin is exclusively available in Guardian Singapore stores only. I have previously tried 3-4 of their cushions and my favourite is none other than their Aprilskin Perfect Magic Cover Fit Cushion because of the dewy finish. They are currently available in a limited edition pastel pink packaging (usual packaging: Black)!

For just $49.90, you can get Aprilskin Perfect Magic Cover Fit Cushion,  Perfect Water Fit Make-Up Refresh Pad and Perfect Magic Kill Fit Tint. Quickly get your hands on them before they go out of stock!

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The cushion is also suitable for people with dry skin as it has a moisture serum base. Skincare in a make up product. What’s not to love?

Instead of the usual mesh, the foundation is sealed with a metal plate which makes it extra hygienic as the product will not come in contact with air directly.

Aprilskin Perfect Magic Cover Fit Cushion

Base and lip colour as seen below…. are all from Aprilskin!

Aprilskin Cushion Review

3) Antipodes Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream

This brand is also exclusively available in Guardian only.

Antipodes is a New Zealand skincare brand that contains no nasties – safe for people with sensitive skin. The brand is also certified as organic and vegetarian. In fact, this is my very first bottle of Antipodes and I am pleasantly surprised by the results.

My skin feels very nourished and hydrated ever since I starting using the Day Cream. They have other products as well so do visit Guardian if you are keen to give them a try.

Antipodes Vanilla Pod

4) Pantene Micellar Water Pure & Cleanse Shampoo

We have heard of Micellar Water but shampoo? It’s a first for me! Guardian sent me 2 bottles of them and I am now a fan.

Just like the micellar water make up remover, the shampoo cleans the hair really well. It felt as though my hair was stripped off from greasy oil, hair sprays and dirts from the environment. Coupled with the treatment, it leaves my dry hair moisturised and slightly less frizzy.

Pantene Micellar Shampoo

5) Schwarzkopf got2b Volumaniac Bodifying Mousse

After every hair wash, I always end the day/night with hair oil or hair treatment. On most nights, I use their in-house brand Botaneco Garden Organic Chair Seed Oil & Honey on my hair. And because I love having extra volume on my hair, I will sometimes couple it with Schwarzkopf got2b Volumaniac bodifying mousse for that extra boost!

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Schwarzkopf hair products smell so good on my hair that I can leave the house without perfume. They have the Seborin series which can help with hair loss problems too.

Of course, there are too many products for me to list because I shop at Guardian a lot but I hope that you will find my little reviews useful!

Guardian Singapore always have new launches that I look forward to. Visit their Facebook and Instagram at @guardiansg to keep yourself updated or you can also shop at Guardian Online at guardian.com.sg!

ALBION Milk First – EXAGE Advance Milk and Moist Full Lotion Review

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I have always been a fan of ALBION Skin Conditioner and recently, my knowledge of ALBION widened after attending the launch of ALBION Moist Advance Milk, which promotes their unique skincare method – Milk First.

I never understood why it was necessary to apply milk before lotion but after using ALBION EXAGE range for more than a month now, and seeing the results, I finally understood why!

There are two key beliefs in Milk First:

  1. The Best Timing
    “”Because your skin is delicate and prone to losing moisture and oils, it is vital to promptly fix your skin’s moisture balance “after using face wash” in order to properly care for the stratum corneum (the outermost layer of the skin).”Not sure if you girls apply your skincare right after using face wash, but for me, I always apply my skincare within 30 seconds after I wash my face as I feel that my face is the cleanest at that point of time. So I can safely say that, even though my rational isn’t right, I did obey Milk First – The Best Timing belief after all!
  2. The Best Moisture Balance
    “Instantly creates the perfect balance of moisture for your skin.”Your skin is often rough and dry after a facial wash as the moisture and oils are washed away from your face, and this includes both the good and bad oils. Therefore it is important to apply Milk Lotion on your skin first to restore the moisture needed. ALBION’s Milk lotion is the perfect balance of water-base moisture, natural moisturizing factor and oil-base moisture.

I have been using the ALBION EXAGE range for close to a month now and I really LOVE the after effect! My skin glows after every use. Yes you heard me right – after every single use.

I am currently using the full range – Clear Moist Wash, Moist Advance Milk II, Moist Full Lotion II and Vital Focus.

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First things first, the Clear Moist Wash has a very creamy texture that I love. My skin feels bouncier right after every wash. I have very dry skin so it is very rare for my skin to feel bouncier after a wash. Sometimes, my skin feels tight with certain face wash and that is when I know that the product isn’t suitable for me.

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For their Step 2 and 3, it is highly recommended to use their facial cotton for their milk and lotion as it helps to enhance the absorption.

One pack of ALBION cotton contains 120 pieces of cotton and costs only $7! And rest assured this is high-quality cotton is specially created to ensure that your face doesn’t get scratched when massaging your Milk Lotion into your skin.

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I love the pleasant scent of both the Milk and the Lotion. They have a very soothing scent which starts and ends my day right. The milk lotion has a creamy texture and 3 pumps are all you need for your entire face.

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The Lotion on the other hand, has a milky watery texture. Massage the milk into your skin and pat the lotion onto your face with the cotton pad gently. Doing it the correct way can help shrink the size of your pores if you have enlarged pores like mine.

Watch the videos below so that you can apply the Milk & Lotion correctly. Do note that applying the products the right way can bring out the maximum efficacy of the products.

Albion EXAGE

I always end my regime with Vital Focus, which seals in all the goodness into my skin. As compared to the days where I have yet to embark on Albion Milk First journey, my face is now a lot smoother.

Some friends even commented that I haved the marriage glow. The truth is…. I changed my entire skincare regime!

When the people around you notice the improvements more than you, it shows that the products are working well for you.

If you are keen to give them a try, ALBION can be found at Takashimaya Department Store, Metro Centrepoint and Robinsons Raffles City.


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Eucerin® Hyaluron-Filler Overnight Treatment – A non-invasive solution

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.


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Eucerin


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.


Eucerin Hyaluron Filler


Eucerin


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.


Eucerin


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.


Eucerin Hyaluron Filler


Eucerin Hyaluron Filler


Overall Thoughts

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.

REVIEW: W.Lab K-beauty brand is finally in Singapore!

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If you haven’t already know, W.Lab is finally available in Singapore!! It was originally founded in 2013 in Korean, but Thank you Aresa Singapore for bringing it in! Honestly, W.Lab is a fairly new brand to me but I have heard beauty bloggers raving about it before! I saw their stores in myeongdong too!

What I love about the brand is that they emphasises the use of natural ingredients so lesser chemicals are introduced into their products. This benefits people who have sensitive skin a lot because they can’t use every single brand out there. I may not have sensitive skin but trust me, when I shop for my cosmetics and body care, I tend to go for products which contains lesser chemicals.

Even though we were sponsored with a whole range of their products, I am only going to share with you some of my favourites! What attracted me to Blossom White Cushion was the packaging. I thought the coverage was going to be light but BOOMS, when I spread it evenly over my face, my pores were gone instantly!





It is available in 3 shades, 13, 21 and 23. I am currently using 21 if you need to know! 🙂

It works like a skincare too as it has anti-aging and wrinkle improvements properties. So if you think that you are too old for it, NOPE! Give it a try! The cushion also contains 33% Damask Rose Water, yay! I hope that they will come out with some refill pack or something soon!





Another makeup product that I seriously need to rave about is their eyeshadow palettes – W.Lab Pocket Shadow Palettes. I knew I was in love when I first saw them because of the colours. Each palette contains both glittery and matte colours which means that you can use them for a day or night look.





Some people may find it hard to achieve a glittery look for the eyes because glittery eyeshadows are usually not so pigmented but you will be surprised to find the colours are actually fairly pigmented. The swatches below are done with a single swipe. I must say that the glitters didn’t fail me.





W.Lab has a lot of different blushers but we were given Bling Bling Cheek during the event. Just 1 swipe and you can get gradient cheeks! So effortlessly easy.





The Velvet Colour Stick sure lives up to its name. It has a creamy and velvety texture that glides onto the lips easily. How do my Chilly Red shade fare?

Even though it is quite pigmented, I am glad to share that it is easy to wash off as well.





A makeup look isn’t complete if you don’t have a contour palette or W.Lab Color Master Cover Kit.

This small palette here contains 6 shades to address your flaws (if any). The Flower Lip & Cheek Kit comes in a similar packaging and the colours are surprisingly highly pigmented. If you need you change your lip colour at least two times a day, simple slot this into your makeup pouch any day!





I tend to have oily face after spending half a day outdoor and I think I am not the only one having this issue. With the weather so crazily hot in Singapore, how can our make up not melt or look greasy after 5 hours?

This leads to my next product, Sebum Out Finish Pact. After I am done with my look, I tend to finish it off with Sebum Out Finish Powder, followed by the Finish Pact. If you have the same issue as me, you can pad on some Finish Pact powder every 4 hours to mattify your face. It can also reduce sedum secretion and brighten your overall complexion at the same time.





So love the texture!





Enough of make up. How about their skincare? Here’s my verdict! Do take note that they have more than just these. I am just sharing some of my favourites 🙂

I got people asking me questions like – What is a Cleansing Balm? What does it do?

Simply put, a Cleansing Balm is a make up remover. I personally feel that it is almost the same as an oil-based makeup remover.





The texture? It feels a little powdery and oily but that is what makes cleansing easier. A simple scoop of it can effectively clean away an entire face of make up. Remember to use a facial cleanser after that though. Like most make up remover, this is not a 2-in-1 thing. I am quite sure I will be buying the cleansing balm again after my first tub.





I love their pore series – Black Kill too!! Probably because I am very into pores products recently HEHE. I need to praise their Black Kill Pore Cleanser because of the rubber brush!





The brush is soft and gentle enough for my cheeks. Suitable for very very lazy people like me.





Don’t judge my pores but this is how I use it! I press the button to dispense some cleanser twice and rub them on my cheeks for a good 30 seconds on each side.





They have other products like Body Scrub, Cleansing Foam and even Quick Whitening Cream. I haven’t had the time to try them out but if I ever do, I will share the verdicts with you guys! 😀





W.Lab is available in the following places:

Sasa Singapore selected outlets – Tampines 1, Jurong Point, Westgate, Vivocity, Wisma Atria, ION Orchard
Zalora
Lazada
Aresa Beaute

NEW: Limited Edition Origins Skin Relief Soothing Mega-Mushroom Treatment Lotion

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Author: James Aw Yong

Keep your eyes peeled for Limited Edition Pop Art Inspired Dr.Andrew Weil for Origins Skin Relief Soothing Mega-Mushroom Treatment Lotion as Origins celebrate their Number 1 Bestseller around the globe – One bottle sold every 40 seconds.

Featuring the iconic Sea Buckthorn, a powerful anti-oxidant and anti-irritant berry which are rich in Vitamin c and E.

Out in stores and out with a bigger size at $99 for 400ml on top of their usual $62 for 200ml.

Philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker Range

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Have you ever wondered if you are well protected from the sun? Is applying and re-applying sunblock really enough enough?

Now… Do you know that your skin can get better with age? I honestly don’t!!! Not until when I learnt more about the new Ultimate Miracle Worker from philosophy.

Most sun-care products provide protection up to 7% as the remaining 93% are made up of infra-red and visible light which can cause dark sports and aging. Does it sounds scary enough? I bet you don’t know that you can suffer from premature aging if you are constantly exposed to light. Speaking of light, it can come in any form, so this means that you may not necessary be safe even if you are indoor.

Now, for the first time, you will be protected against the full-light spectrum with Philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker Range!

The range consists of:
• Ultimate Miracle Worker Day Emulsion SPF25 $100/45ml
• Ultimate Miracle Worker Day Eye Multi Rejuvenation Eye Cream SPF15 $90/15ml
• Ultimate Miracle Worker Day Cream SPF 25 $100/60ml
• Ultimate Miracle Worker Night $120/60ml





Let me share with you some results conducted:





It’s advisable to put on additional layer of sunblock if you’re planning to be in the sun for a longer period of time.

I have been trying Ultimate Miracle Worker Day Emulsion and Ultimate Miracle Worker Day Eye 15ml for the past week. I am quite sure my skin feels more hydrated and radiant!!

The Lightweight Emulsion is not only light in texture, it can help protect against the broad light spectrum, while activating the skin rejuvenation process with their patented antioxidant complex (made from Angelica, Bitter Orange Peel, Pongamia, Green Coffee and Green tea, combined with Vitamin C). Infra-red and visible light will be reflected because of Ruby Powder and Titanium Dioxide-Covered Mica which acts as the reflectors.





I also love how it comes in a pump form! It makes applying skincare so much more hygienic and fuss-free! It even leaves my face clean and matte.





My personal favourite is the Worker Day Eye because it contains SPF 15! Tell me, how many eye care products in the market actually has SPF in them? Not much!





Take a look at my eyes, especially the bottom part, can you already see fine lines there? The harmful lights may be the cause of it and wrinkles tend to appear around the eyes area first before appearing in other areas of the face.





Please take good care of the area by using the Ultimate Miracle Working Eye every day in the morning. It keeps the skin around the eyes hydrated and protected. When the skin around the eyes are hydrated, you will find yourself looking even more young with that pair of youthful looking eyes. Not forgetting that it not only target fine lines, but also helps in dark circles, puffiness and loss for firmness!

For the texture wise, although it says cream but trust me, it absorbs really quickly – just like their day cream too. Upon application, the texture went from creamy to watery so people with oily eye lids like me, you don’t even have to worry about this!





If you are interested in the range, head over to their pop up store right outside Sephora ION Orchard level 1 from now to 25 May 2016 to find out more! Also enjoy gift with purchase when you shop with them!

P/S: I heard that the Worker Night is as awesome too!

Dr.Ci:Labo VC100 Essence Lotion

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Have you bought your mother a gift for the upcoming Mother’s Day yet? If not, how about trying out Dr.Ci:Labo VC100 Essence Lotion?





Let me share with you the benefits of this amazing lotion.

Some key ingredients in the Essence Lotion:

  • 3 types of collagens
  • 3 types of hyaluronic acid
  • Lipidure, which hydrates the skin
  • 3 fruit acids which remove dead skin cells and promote turnover while gently peeling the skin
  • Fullerene helps to absorb free radicals leaving the skin bright and radiant
  • 19 types of amino acids


Other than containing 100% deep sea water from Toyama Bay in Japan which can increase the penetration of ingredients, you can also find rich minerals in it. Even the concentration of the high permeability Vitamin C derivative is at 200%!! And what does this means? Plenty of ascorbic acid means it can prevent and treat UV-induced photo-damage!





I also like the thick watery texture that get absorbs really quickly and the natural citrus scent that comes from two fruit oils – Grapefruit and Orange.

Not forgetting that it is FREE of fragrance, alcohol, artificial coloring, mineral oil and paraben! So people with sensitive skin, this works for you too!!

After cleansing your face, just pour a few drops onto your palm and spread it over your face in the morning and night. Since it is an Essence Lotion, you can skip the step of apply an essence and move on to the moisturizer. Hehehe. Suitable for lazy people like me.





If your mother has opened pores, dark spots or wrinkles, you can gift this to her as a surprise! My mother has obvious dark spots and fine lines, and she is currently trying this out. I can’t wait to see the results!!

If you are interested in the Essence Lotion, you can either visit their store at ION Orchard #B3-41 (+65 6238 8395), Watsons @ Ngee Ann City, Parkway Parade or Raffles City, or even buy it online at www.ci-labo.com.sg

For more information on Dr. Ci:Labo, do follow them on their Facebook page or follow them on their Instagram (@drcilabosg). They update regularly!

AQUADERM by DCS

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We were greeted by authentic Korean Cuisine in Amara Hotel all thanks to DCS and you are reading this in 2 point of views.








The female and the male. It is easy to find female’s take on beauty/skincare products.

What about the guys? Here, I got it solved for you!





DCS is a new Korean skincare brand that is recently available in Watsons. The current range that is available is the AQUADERM. We are very much looking forward to the release of the two future range, especially POREDERM.





DCS harnesses the the volcanic power of Jeju (the core base of all DCS products)to help us achieve dewy and radiant skin. Rare mineral content like selenium, zinc and iron which plays a vital role to our skin health can all be found in the volcanic seawater.

Selenium: anti-oxidant mineral, responsible for skin elasticity and cell damage prevention

Zinc: alleviates damages caused by acne and reduces excessive sebum production

Iron: improves skin’s ability to repair and regenerate = reduces wrinkle.





From Left to Right:

Super Aqua Foam Cleanser $30.50

Super Aqua Cleansing Water $30.50

Super Aqua Toner $33.50

Super Aqua Ampoule $53

Super Aqua Day Cream $41

Super Aqua Night Cream $41

Maybeline’s take on the toner: The texture is a little soapy at first, which is a little different from other toners that I have tried but it doesn’t leave a sticky feeling. The toner also comes with whitening and anti-wrinkling benefits.

James’s favourite among all was the ampoule: I needed instant effect so I tend to focus more on essence and ampoules. It feels a little sticky when I apply too much but ampoules are usually a little more dewy. Super Aqua Ampoule is said to have moisturizing content 6000x its own weight so I am hoping it can help me with my dry skin after a few months. I also like it because it’s a dropper – fuss free.

Our view for the Foam Cleanser: We don’t like cleansers that makes the skin feel tight and this cleanser fits right.

Now… for the Day (left) and Night Cream (right). We like the fact that the Day cream comes with additional UV blocking function (SPF20/PA+). Texture for the Day cream is lighter than the Night cream even though both keeps the skin moisturized.

The Day cream protects the skin from external elements and has rich moisture and nutrition from lavender and pansy extracts while the Night cream has thews vegetable extracts (lavender, cornflower and pansy) to help restores the skin to the healthy state after an entire day outside.





Texture of Day Cream – smooth and absorbs fast into the skin.





The POREDERM – Pore Tightening Serum is something both of us are very much looking forward to because we wanna kiss goodbye to pores.








And here’s Maybeline, in her DIY work. Check out the Super Aqua Ampoule glowing inside. Let’s glow from within 🙂








For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/dcs.sg.

Japanese Skincare – SANA sheet masks

I was recently introduced to a new brand in my list. When the parcel reached me, I have colleagues telling me “Hey, this is one of the most famous brand in Japan!”

This famous brand is none other than SANA – https://www.facebook.com/Sana.Singapore. I have tried it for 2 weeks and I am loving how easy and instant the effect is. It keeps my skin moisturized and supple. Take a look at the picture below for evidence:

 

My most most most favourite product from them is their SANA NAMERAKAHONPO instant sheet mask!

Top: Anti-aging (Wrinkle) Moist Sheet Mask $24.90
Bottom: Moist Sheet Mask $23.90

Remember, nobody is too early for anti-aging. You can start using anti-aging products as early as mid twenties.

 

I have my reasons to why I love these mask sheets!

1. They are very easy to use and convenient. Take them out like some facial wipes and spread it around the face. So clean and neat!

2. The elasticity of the mask is 188% where other mask stands between 107% to 133% only.

3. They are very affordable and SASA Singapore is currently running a promotion on them where you can get the 2nd buy at 50% off! (So affordable that I stocked up a few packets myself for my mom and James)

 

 

The security seals make sure that the masks are clean. Don’t even put those opened ones on your skin. It’s the face we are talking about yo!!

 

 

When you open the masks, you can see all the goodness inside. Be very very amazed by the amount of essence you can find in each piece of mask.

It contains vegetable collagen, fermented liquor of soybean, Hyaluronic Acid and Derivative of Vitamin C.

As for the Anti-aging Sheet Mask, it contains Fermentated liquor of soybeanxRetinol. People have experienced anti-wrinkle efficacy effect after 4 weeks of application!

You can use them on a daily basis for 5 minutes before bed time, or before your usual make up routine.

 

 

Look at the dear boy enjoying himself. Soaking his face with the essence. But this was taken 10 minutes after the application so the mask was a little drying up already. I tend to mask a little longer than the time stated cause I am a typical Singaporean. Kiasuuuu. Lol

 

 

The Moist Sheet Mast can be found in all SASA, Tokyu Hands, BHG & John Little Stores while the Anti-aging Sheet Mask is new and currently only exclusive to SASA Singapore stores.

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