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31 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

La Roche Posay Melt-In BB Cream

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Remember in my last post i mentioned that i received 2 products from La Roche Posay? This is the other product which is the La Roche Posay Melt-In BB Cream. I love bb creams and have been using different varieties since their invention but i have not try one from La Roche Posay.

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The bb cream comes in a tube form and the size is 30ml which is a decent size and as we all know we only need around a pea size on each application so i guess 30ml will still last quite a long time. The La Roche Posay Melt-In BB Cream has an SPF50 PA+++ which is higher than the La Roche Posay UVIDEA Aqua Fresh Gel (SPF30PA+++) and i like the higher sun protection that it provides. Personally i feel that an SPF 30 is still kinda low if you are going out in the hot sun.

This bb cream honestly in my opinion is more like a tinted moisturizer due to its lighter formula and texture. The bb cream is more watery as compared to other bb creams which are thicker and offer higher coverage. The La Roche Posay bb cream is very light and it “melts” into my skin and blends really well. I got the shade 02 which is for medium skin tone and i hardly see any difference. I mean it blends well with my skin color and look very natural but the bb cream does not cover much blemishes or scars that i have. I am a little disappointed at the coverage it provides as after applying, the only thing is that my skin look more dewy but my spots are still obvious. I need to use concealer and add another foundation to cover up my marks.

Perhaps as a make up base it is alright and if you are just going out to the neighborhood stores to get some quick groceries or food and don’t mind no make up look, you can use this bb cream. At least it provides good sun protection and gives dewy skin. I do set it with some loose powder as i am not used to a shiny look on my face as i have oily combination skin. I have worn this to work but after 3 hours it started to get a little oily around my t-zone. Due to the nature of this bb cream which has moisturizing effect, i do not think that wearing it outdoor is recommended.

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If you would like to give this bb cream a try, please help to LIKE La Roche Posay Facebook Page to catch up on any promotions and then go to the Sample Store to redeem a sample for yourself. You can also purchase this product at all Guardian, Watsons, National Skin Center and Hospital Pharmacies. The La Roche Posay Melt-In BB Cream retails for SGD49.90.

31 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

La Roche Posay UVIDEA Aqua Fresh Gel

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I have another 2 products up for review sponsored by the Sample Store. This time i received 2 products from La Roche Posay which is a French brand in skin care. My impression of La Roche Posay is that their products are not cheap and they focus a lot on skin care similar to dermatologists brands. I am happy that i got the chance to review these 2 products. I received the La Roche Posay UVIDEA Aqua Fresh Gel and the La Roche Posay Melt-In BB Cream. I shall do the review for the BB cream separately in another post.

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Firstly i was thinking what is the purpose of the La Roche Posay UVIDEA Aqua Fresh Gel? Is it a moisturizer or is it a make up primer? Well the answer is both! Singapore has such humid and sunny weather that our skin is exposed to strong UVA rays all the time.  As such we are prone to skin pigmentation and unsightly sun spots, freckles and breakouts! I wouldn’t want bad oily skin for even the shortest time of my life and so skin care is really important for me at my age.

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The La Roche Posay UVIDEA Aqua Fresh Gel has a SPF 30 PA+++ which helps to protect our skin against UVA rays up to 18 times longer. When i first apply it, i can feel a cooling sensation and the aqua fresh gel is not too thick to apply. It has a water base texture which is quickly absorbed into the skin. I noticed that if you apply a thick layer, there may be a film of gel against your skin. If you just apply a normal pea size, it will be just nice and there are no sticky residue on the skin. This product suits my oily combination skin and there are no breakouts for me after using it for 1 week. I use it after cleansing my face and i did not apply any other moisturizer as i am afraid that my skin will become too oily. The La Roche Posay UVIDEA Aqua Fresh Gel serves as a water base moisturizer for me and it is also a sunscreen. Another 2 in 1 product! So convenience!

Like all La Roche Posay products, they have incorporated the use of La Roche PosayThermal Spring Water in this product too and it is hypoallergenic, non comedogenic and tested on sensitive skin. This product is suitable for all skin types. If you like a water based moisturizer which hydrates and provide sun protection at the same time, why not give this a try? The La Roche Posay UVIDEA Aqua Fresh Gel is available at all leading pharmacies including Guardian, Watsons, Unity and selected hospital pharmacies at only SGD38.90 for 30ml. Please give a LIKE to La Roche Posay Facebook Page and you can redeem a free sample at Sample Store page to start off your La Roche Posay skincare journey!

30 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Biore Uru Uru 2 in 1 Instant Foaming Wash

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I received a package from Sample Store 2 weeks ago and i am happy to review another new product for my readers.

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This is the new product from Biore call the Biore Uru Uru 2 in 1 Instant Foaming Wash. The first thing i noticed about this product is that it claims to remove make up and act as a facial cleanser at the same time. A plus for us working women out there when we want to save time removing our make up and then washing our face. This is a product that can do the job of two at the same time!

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We can also use it with wet or dry face. I was ready to give it a go. This came nicely as i have just finished using my make up remover. I was eager to try this out immediately after reading all the nice claims it does!

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I tried the Biore Uru Uru 2 in 1 Instant Foaming Wash dry for the first time. The bottle dispenses thick foam bubbles which i love and it has a pleasant scent. The foam feels good on the skin and when i spread it all over my face, i can see the foam melting in and removing my make up very gently. As the foam turns to skin color due to my make up, i use water to rinse off the foam. For demonstration purpose i used a cotton pad to wipe off my make up and you can see that a lot of my make up came off as well. The foam really cleanses well as a make up remover and also as a facial wash.

I have been using this every night when i came home from work and i have also tried it in different ways. I tried it wet too but i prefer to use it dry. I tried this on ZA 2 way cake foundation and various BB creams and loose powder and the Biore Uru Uru 2 in 1 Instant Foaming Wash did the job nicely and removes all make up. How do i know that it is clean? I use a toner and cotton pad to wipe my face after cleansing and there are no traces of yellowish make up anymore. So that is clean! For eye make up it does remove my non-water proof mascara. For water-proof mascara i use a eye make up remover first before i use Uru Uru on the rest of my face.

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In my opinion this is a good product and i will re-purchase it after i finish using it. It saves me time and leave my skin feeling moist after cleansing. It will be awesome if it can totally remove eye make up too! Biore is one of my favorite brands in skin care! You can get it from Watsons Store island wide for only SGD14.90. Like  Sample Store Facebook Page to stand a chance to win a bottle of Biore Uru Uru 2 in 1 Instant Foaming Wash for yourself too!

23 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Skinbiotics EVEN + WHITER

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First cry of joy when i received these in my mailbox for review! This is by far my biggest sponsorship after so long. This time i received the Skinbiotics EVEN+WHITER skin supplements for review. This is one product that i have wanted to try out for a long time but did not get it due to the price factor.

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I was so thrilled to receive these from the SampleStore and all thanks to them, now i can have a chance to try out the products and see how it works out for me. Firstly i would like to share some information about the Skinbiotics EVEN+WHITER skin supplements capsules.

  1. Skinbiotics EVEN+WHITER Skin Booster is a breakthrough oral skin lightening formula that helps lighten skin tone, reduce blemishes and increase antioxidant defense. It contains the novel GSH Tripeptide Complex with Glutathione that has been shown in clinical studies to help lighten skin tone in as early as 4 weeks of consumption. Even+Whiter can be used alone or in conjunction with Reactiv 01, 02 or 03 for enhanced skin regeneration.
  2. Contains GSH Tripeptide Complex & Vitamin C (2 of nature’s most powerful whitening anti-oxidants used widely in celebrity-style whitening treatment which are usually administered via injections. With recent science development, these two ingredients can now be orally consumed while producing similar efficacy on skin
    whitening.
    - Naturally whiter without injection
    - Helps lighten skin tone, reduce blemishes and increase antioxidant defense
    - Dermatologically tested on 60 Asian Woman and published on the Journal of Dermatology shows that GSH Tripeptide helped reduce melanin and resulted in fairer skin in 4 weeks of consumption.DOSAGE:
    Take 1 Capsule in the morning immediately after food with a full glass of water. For best effect, stay away from direct sunlight whilst on this treatment and consume continuously for at least 4 to 8 weeks.

    CLINICALLY TESTED TO HELP:
    - Naturally lighten skin tone
    - Inhibit melanin
    - Reduce blemishes
    - Enhance skin anti-oxidant defense

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I started taking my first capsule on 9 Feb 2014 and even though the instructions stated to take it in the morning after food, i took it at night after my dinner, follow by a glass of water. It is best to avoid the sun so i slept through the night and there are no sunlight in the night to disturb the effects of the supplement. I think this suits my routine as i work a night job and am able to avoid the sun and reaps the benefit of the supplement.

I have consumed the capsules religiously for 2 weeks and i guess it is time to submit my review to share my results. I have to clarify that i do not have good skin condition to begin with and i have oily combination skin with bumps and blemishes on my face. So this is a fair test for the Skinbiotics EVEN+WHITER and you can judge for yourself if it really works.

After 2 weeks of consumption, i have my mom noticing and commented that my complexion has become brighter and more radiance. She say my pimple marks have lighten too! From my own point of view, i also noticed more clarity and i do not get breakouts that easily. If there is a small pimple showing, it actually disappears the next day! I mean how awesome is that? I believe the antioxidant defense in the supplement really works!

At the same time i find that my skin absorbs my skin care products much more easier and applying foundation is so much smoother too! I do not put on much make up nowadays and just a light layer of powder is enough. I really like how my skin is now! I am sharing my before and after pictures after taking the Skinbiotics EVEN+WHITER for 2 weeks and you can judge for yourself how much of a difference it makes. No photoshop at all for my pictures to be as honest and transparent as possible.

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As you can see i have lots of blemishes and pigmentation. The sad part is the red marks from healing pimples and they take a long time to fade away. After taking the Skinbiotics EVEN+WHITER, the big red mark in the middle of my left cheek has kinda dispersed out and you can see that the bottom red marks have lighten too.

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On my right cheek i can really see the difference and the red marks have dispersed off quite significantly. The pictures were taken with my Samsung Note 2 normal camera with no filters. I took the pictures in normal daylight. I also tried to take the pictures as closely as possible so that the comparison will be true and honest. I mean there is no point in deceiving yourself right? I want a true comparison as in whether the product really works? I am so glad that it does and it was only my first 2 weeks of consumption. I have 4 more weeks to go and i really hope to achieve much better results.

After reading and seeing my results are you tempted to try out this product for yourself? You can visit Skinbiotics Facebook page for more information on the Skinbiotics EVEN+WHITER skin booster supplements or purchase it at all Watsons Store at the retail price of SGD89.00/box for 21 capsules. Hope you like my review. Take care and be beautiful!

23 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

MygenLife Whitening Nectar Drink

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I received another sponsorship from the SampleStore sometime ago and missed out on the review. So here it is after much of my busy work schedule. I received the MygenLife Whitening Nectar Drink which is a new product launched in the market. Normally i am not really a fan of health drinks unless it is highly raved and proven to be effective. But as i am getting older, i thought that i need to start having some nourishment for my skin as well to prevent aging and pigmentation.

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I received the MygenLife Whitening Nectar Drink and i thought it came at the correct time! I had some breakouts due to late nights and busy work schedule and also have been eating unhealthily with fast food and coffee. I have some red marks from healing pimples and this whitening product came just in time. Hopefully it will help fade off the marks as they say you are what you eat.

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There are a total of 6 bottles in one box and the MygenLife Whitening Nectar Drink claims to be effective in even out skin tone, lighten skin blemishes, pigmentation and promote lasting fairness from within. In 28 days, you will achieve a fairer radiant and glowy look.

The main ingredients for this product as per below:- Sakura Extract ( Patent ) can inhibit the activity of tyrosinase, which will cause melanin that darkens skin. Its anti-aging properties also enable your skin to remain younger and more radiant looking.
- Pearl Powder is a widely used treatment of acne and skin purifier. It is also suitable for people with sensitive skin.
- Glutathione is your body’s antioxidant and detoxifier. It helps stimulate your body’s immune system to slow down the aging process.
- Camu Camu contains the highest natural concentration of immune-boosting Vitamin C and is high in antioxidants. It comparison to oranges, it has 30-50 times more Vitamin C. Vitamin C is also essential in the formation of healthy collagen.

Take 1 bottle a day and let the magic work itself. So far i have completed the 6 bottles and i find that my skin is more supple. I did not see much of the whitening effect but the product says to take for 28 days. So i guess you cannot really tell much of a difference in just 6 days. The nectar drink is quite tasty and i imagine i am taking in the nutritious value of nectar when i drink it. There are many other flavors of the MygenLife Nectar Drink that you can try out for yourself.

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Thanks to the SampleStore i am able to try out this product and share the information with my readers. You can get this product at any Guardian Pharmacy as well as at Hannah website at the price of SGD49.90 for 1 box of 6 bottles.

19 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

GoodSkin Labs FIRM – 365 Facial Firming Serum With V-Technology

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A Smartpac arrived in my mailbox a few days ago and i got another surprise product for review! It is the new GoodSkin Labs FIRM – 365 Facial Firming Serum with V-Technology.

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I began to try it out and see if the product is really what it claims to be. The magic is instant as after applying a thin layer of serum on my face, i start to see my complexion becoming brighter. Since the product claims to provide instant radiance to the skin, it did its work and there is a significant improvement to my complexion upon the first use. I really like the feel of it and has incorporated it into my daily routine before applying my moisturizer.

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After 1 week of using this product, i found that my skin is getting more supple and slightly firmed up. Not really sure if the result is that fast but i will continue to use it since there is no sensitivity to my skin. This serum is also good as a make up primer and it tightens the pores.

The GoodSkin Labs FIRM – 365 Facial Firming Serum with V-Technology also contains the various benefits below:

Radiance Cocktail – A blend of pearls for instant radiance upon application and glucosamine to gently slough away dead skin cells for smoother skin.

V-Technology – Lifting and firming benefits from ingredients, including vitamins and nutrients that support skin’s natural collagen production:

  • 1. CME – a Vitamin C & E complex that helps support skin’s natural collagen production to help visibly lift and firm skin
  • 2. Photozomes – photo activated enzymes with plankton extract helps support collagen and elastin so skin appears firmer and more youthful
  • 3. Argireline – supports natural collagen production to help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and firm the look of skin

Moisturization – Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycerin and Trehalose work together to help skin absorb water and retain moisture

It is time to start taking care of your skin in the brand new year! Prevent aging and saggy skin by using the GoodSkin Labs FIRM – 365 Facial Firming Serum with V-Technology and you might get a smaller face aided by the firming effect.

This product is available exclusively at SASA Stores islandwide for SGD68.00. At the same time you can also buy the GoodSkin Labs Eyliplex-2 Eyelift and Circle Reducer for SGD49.00 with purchase of the FIRM-365 serum. That is 27% off saving!

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Good news for my readers too! Now you can have a chance to win something for yourself.  5 lucky people will stand a chance to win a $200 GoodSkin Labs product hamper and $200 worth of SASA Gift Certificates. Contest ends on 9 Feb 2014 so join now!

  1. Take a photo of a “V” Pose like the model in the picture above.
  2. Go to SASA’s Facebook page and LIKE the page.
  3. Post your photo and good luck!

You can also get a free sample of the GoodSkin Labs FIRM – 365 serum at the SampleStore here.

30 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Hada Labo SHA “Light” Hydrating Lotion

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I received a package from SampleStore.com last week for a beauty advertorial on the latest product the Hada Labo SHA “Light” Hydrating Lotion. I am of course very much excited to try out this new product as i really love Hada Labo for their effective and affordable skin care.

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This is the new product from Hada Labo skin care series – Hada Labo SHA “Light” Hydrating Lotion. I have tried the original version and fell in love with it because it moisturizes my skin very well and does not feel oily to the touch. I have oily combination skin and i tend to avoid using creamy moisturizers as they broke me out. Hada Labo is my skin saver because of the water base texture and provides really good hydration for my skin.

Ever since i discovered Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion which is the original version, i went on to try out the Hada Labo Retinol Lifting + Firming Lotion and then finally the Hada Labo Arbutin Whitening Lotion. They are all good but i really prefer the new light version now!

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Now it is time to try out the Hada Labo SHA “Light” Hydrating Lotion and i am very happy to say that i really like it! The water based lotion is even lighter in texture and it absorbs really well into my skin. It is also extremely suitable for my oily combination skin and i don’t feel that i have a thick layer on compared to the previous Hada Labo lotions that i have tried. This is also my first time using a Hada Labo lotion with the new Nano technology! The previous bottles that i have does not contain the new Nano Hyaluronic Acid which i feel that it makes a big difference in the absorbancy and the penetration of the lotion into the skin. My skin instantly feels smooth and supple after each use and my skin condition also improves. There is no irritations and i find that my pimples have subsided and recovers faster with this lotion.

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These are my must use skin care and i wanna thank SampleStore.com and Hada Labo for providing me with the opportunity to review products that i really love with their sponsorship. As i am writing this i just remember that tomorrow is my birthday! My birthday present came early and it could not be sweeter than this. Thank you once again!

If you want to try out a free sample of the Hada Labo Lotion, sign up for a SampleStore account and please go here to redeem. You can also buy the retail size of the new Hada Labo SHA “Light” Hydrating Lotion from any Watsons store islandwide.

26 March 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Loreal Paris Dermo-Expertise Revitalift Laser x3

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Redeemed another new product sample from Loreal Paris Facebook Page. It is the new Revitalift Laser x3 which is said to correct wrinkles, refine pores and replump skin.

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Now you can have laser treatment in a jar right in the comfort of your home. I am excited to try out this new product and see what it can do. A free sample comes with the Revitalift Laser x3 Renewing Anti-Aging Serum and the Revitalift Laser x3 New Skin Anti-Aging Cream. That is 2 samples in one redemption!

So if you want to give this a try, you can redeem a free sample from Loreal’s Facebook Page or from the direct website here.

14 March 2013 ~ 0 Comments

March Bellabox – Spring In Your Step

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So fast it is already March! Once again my monthly Bellabox arrived promptly at my doorstep. As you know i was kinda disappointed with the previous boxes and really hope they can improve soon. I want to continue supporting Bellabox and continue to receive surprises every month. This time round the package came in blue and it is beautiful for Spring. I was eager to see what products are given this time.

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Ho ho ho! It seems that Bellabox has answered my prayers! I was hoping that they improve on their products and this time round i would say that i am quite satisfied on the products that i received.

1. Rojukiss Pure Vita C Dual Mask
2. Vichy Bi-White Med Deep Corrective Whitening Essence – 3
3. Dr. Ci Labo Super Cleansing Ex
4. Dr. Ci Labo BB Perfect Cream
5. MOX Botanicals Lip Balm
6. Vichy Bi-White Med Whitening Replumping Gel Cream

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Love the Vichy Bi-White products as i have been wanting to try them out but just did not want to spend on the full size item just yet. The samples provides a chance for me to try them out before buying the full size items. Thanks Bellabox for this month’s nice surprise!

28 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Bio-Oil and Silic 15

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I have been plagued with eczema recently and was passing by the local Unity pharmacy near my house and decided to go in for a look. I wanted to get some cream to apply on my eczema and ended up buying these 2 products. Bio-Oil has been highly raved on tv commercials and many reviews but i have not tried it yet. Since people say that it actually works for eczema, i decided to give it a try. I was thinking that i can use it for stretch marks and to lighten scars as well. The Silic 15 was recommended by the sales girl and it actually helps with eczema so i bought it too.

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This Silic 15 cream does not really work on eczema but it did not worsen the condition either. The cream just acts as a protective barrier on the skin keeping it protected against other exposure like dust and dirt. After applying it on the skin, it dries up and it is non oily. It just feel like you did not apply anything on the skin. You will only feel it when come in contact with water and you can feel a protective layer which blocks the water against your skin. I like it that it actually relieves the itch on my eczema after applying it. However the eczema remains and did not get any better. For itch relief this is good.

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So i tried the Bio-Oil alternatively with the Silic 15 and found that Bio-Oil actually works better. After applying it on the areas with eczema ( mainly behind my knees), it provides instant moisture and the flaky dries spots become moisturized. However the more i use it, the more itchy it gets. I am not sure why it does not help so i stopped using it for my eczema. I use the Bio-Oil on my elbows and neck and they became softer and moisturized the next day. I also tried using it on my scars and stretch marks religiously for 2 weeks but did not see any significant changes. I guess you need to use it for a long time to see results. Between the 2 products, i like Bio-Oil more and it smells better compared to Silic 15. The value pack also contains a pack of wet wipes and this is good value for $14.50. Normally Bio-Oil retails for $15.50 alone without free gift. If you like to get a value pack, check out the Unity Pharmacies for more good deals.

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