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Being in an urban jungle in this tropical climate, we often face a host of skin aggressors such as pollution and stress. We tend to pile up our skincare to counter the detrimental effects of these problems but sometimes, it’s all about going back to the basics.
Going back to the basics means focusing on simple yet effective solutions. Every month, I get a skin outbreak due to hormonal changes and what I like to do is to cut down the number of skincare products in my regime to not over-complicate things.
InstaNatural, a brand that focuses on clean and accessible skincare, has been helping me achieve hydrated and radiant skin during times like these. If you want to go natural, go InstaNatural (c/o iHerb)!
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Having sensitive skin can be quite a pain, because it’s always tough to find skincare that truly helps with sensitivity. It’s especially annoying for me because I’m always attracted to new beauty products on the market but I’ll never know if they’ll trigger any sensitive reaction until I try them.
If you’re constantly experiencing redness, tightness and that itchy feeling on your skin, you might be battling with skin sensitivity issues. I’ve recently been invited to try out the La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra c/o the brand and I want to share with you my experience with the skincare range targeted at skin sensitivity.
Flower-based skincare, who’s in? I’m definitely in! With the launch of floral-based Korean beauty brand, Mamonde, we’re once again spoilt for choice when it comes to Korean skincare. As you might have figured out by now, Mamonde, prides itself to nurture and enhance your natural beauty through the invigorating properties of flowers. The brand even has a real flower garden in Osan, located at the south of Seoul, where the key blooms like hibiscus, camellia, magnolia, honeysuckle and lotus are carefully-cultivated under expert botanists.
I’ve always been a believer of having flowers in skincare products, especially rose, because these beautiful works of nature actually provide nourishment and healing to our skin. In this post, I will share with you some of the skincare products I’ve been trying from Mamonde and hopefully you’ll find them useful for your skin too!
Read on for a surprise at the end!~
Lately it’s been looking all rosy on my skincare shelf in my boyfriend’s room. As I’m always staying over at his place on weekends, I have been leaving bits and pieces of me (my clothes, skincare, makeup) at his place and the one set of skincare I rely on during the weekends is the LANEIGE Fresh Calming Line.
LANEIGE has always been one of my trusted Asian brands when it comes to skincare and makeup, from the Water Sleeping Mask to the BB Cushion Pore Control and recently, the new line of foundation and bases. I was so stoked when they decided to drop a whole line of skincare dedicated to restoring your skin’s natural balance with four very simple steps.
Formulated with natural litchi extract and deep-sea water, the LANEIGE Fresh Calming Line seeks to empower your skin with the fundamentals – to soothe and moisturise. Let’s go back to the basics with uncomplicated steps to regain a healthy, rosy complexion. It’s time to unleash the sparkling beauty in you!
WARNING, LONG POST AHEAD.
I’m sure we’re no strangers to having flowers in our skincare products. The common ones include roses for moisturisation, chamomile for soothing properties and calendula for anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory uses. What about having peonies incorporated in your skincare essentials? It’s a first for me hearing that L’Occitane actually created an innovative line of perfecting skincare products with peony extract. Behold, the majestic L’Occitane Pivoine Sublime Range.
(Just look at the bunch of pink peonies! They look so bright and vibrant!)
Known to be the flower with a thousand petals, certain varieties of this remarkable peony boast medicinal and ornamental properties. Sharing the same passion for the legendary queen of flowers, L’Occitane collaborates with Jean-Luc Riviere, whose family specialised in peonies for 160 years. Riviere has cultivated over 700 species of the peony flower at the heart of his garden in Drôme, France, displaying his immense love for the flower.