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21 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Whitening Series

Today I am excited to review the latest product from the Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Whitening Series. Thanks to the Sample Store, I have gotten many opportunities to try out different beauty products and share my reviews with my readers. Today I will be reviewing the latest 3 products from Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Whitening Series. You can watch their short commercial here.



  1. Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Radiance Essence $45.90
  2. Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Radiance Cream $34.90
  3. Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Multi-Protect UV Fluid SPF 50+/PA+++ $34.90



To be honest I have seen the new Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Whitening Series selling in Guardian Pharmacy 2 weeks ago when I was out buying dinner due to a long day at work. I pop into Guardian with my colleague and straight away I went to the display stand and took the tester bottle for the Radiance Essence to give it a try. I was impressed with my first try of the essence as the texture was smooth and it smells great! Not to mention it provides a sheer glow on my skin. Unfortunately due to the lack of time, I decided that I will find out more about the product again another day. To my surprise, the Sample Store later came to me with a proposed review of the product and of cos I am so glad to accept the offer.


Basically I am all out for fair and smooth skin as I really envy those ladies with good skin condition. As a matter of fact, I have oily combination skin and big pores have always been my concern too. I am always in search for a better product to help improve my skin condition not to mention reducing my blemishes and pimple marks too. What attracted me to this product is the caption that says “1 Bottle Tackles 1 Year Stubborn Spots”. Wow that must be quite a bold claim or a daring marketing strategy to claim that the product works to such efficiency. Another thing that caught my eyes is the breakthrough technology used by Neutrogena in the product which is called the VITAL-IONS and Lily Nectar. This technology helps to lighten even the most persistent spots and blemishes. VITAL-IONSTM technology contains zinc and copper minerals that can help boost energy supply to the skin cells as a catalyst to revitalise the skin’s cellular renewal process to quickly disperse the accumulated melanin. Lily Nectar, which comprises of White Lily extracts and stabilized Vitamin C, inhibits melanin formation by blocking the skin’s ‘melanin production’ signals, which are normally activated when the skin is overexposed to the sun’s UV rays.


So I have to try it out for myself to see if the claims are true. As of all beauty products, you need to use it consistently for 2 months to see the results. After 1 week of testing, I find that there is a slight improvement on my skin and I can see my face being more radiance and not dull as compared to before. Same as what I tested at Guardian, the texture of the essence is smooth and light. The smell is nice, light as the flower Lily and there are no allergies whatsoever. No itchiness on the skin and the Radiance Essence absorbs very fast into the skin and gives that sheer glow of radiance. It looks like you are shining from the inside.

The pump is unique as it is in a rectangular shape. They call it the Double Chamber Pump. I find it awkward at first to pump out the Radiance Essence but after a few use, I am getting used to it. I find that perhaps having a normal round pump may be easier but that is conventional. Perhaps the Double Chamber Pump helps to keep bacteria out of the product due to its unique pump system.


As you can see my before and after pictures (no edit) with use of the Radiance Essence, there is really a difference. The after feel is also pleasant with no oiliness at all which is good for my oily combination skin. I like it on its own as a makeup base too. No need to worry about dull skin anymore. At the same time, it generates its’ magic to improve and lighten your spots and blemishes. This is like killing 2 birds with 1 stone! I will continue to use this product and get another one for my mom too as she want to lighten her spots as well.


Next we have the Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Radiance Cream. I am not a fan of moisturizing creams as most of them gave me oil bumps due to the richness of the cream in nature. I was kinda skeptical on this one because I do not want to have more oil bumps/ milia seeds on my face. On the other hand, I believe in trying the product at least 2 times to give it a chance. So I used the Radiance Cream after the Radiance Essence but I only apply a thin layer of the cream just in case my skin couldn’t take it.


Thanks to my lucky stars, this product is suitable for me! Woohoo! The Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Radiance Cream is not oily and it is light and suitable for my oily combination skin. It contains a non-oily formula also infused with VITAL-IONS and Lily Nectar as their signature ingredients in the product. The Radiance Cream helps to renew the skin at night and also brightens the skin, so that you gradually become fairer and more radiant. I use the Radiance Cream after the Radiance Essence and just lightly pat the cream on my face and not rubbing it in. It is a good complement to go with the Radiance Essence for your night routine.


Lastly we have the Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Multi-Protect UV Fluid SPF50+/PA+++. This is an important product to have for sun protection. I use it as my sunscreen during the day time. A minimum of SPF 50 is a must in Singapore hot sunny weather. I do not want any additional sunspots and pigmentations on my face from now on. To my surprise, the Multi-Protect UV Fluid is in purple tint! No more white ghastly cast on my face. The purple tinted formula creates a fairer complexion and make my face look brighter too. This sunscreen is also very light on the skin as it is not sticky and absorbs well. Same as the rest of the products, it smells so good!


Formulated with Neutrogena’s patented HelioplexTM technology as well as the clinical strength whitening ingredients of VITAL-IONSTM and Lily Nectar, it serves the dual purpose of broad-spectrum protection from harmful UVA/UVB rays and cell revitalisation for renewed radiance. HelioplexTM has been clinically proven to deliver one of the best forms of protection under extreme sun conditions, shielding skin against cellular damage and premature aging that cause fine lines, sagging skin, wrinkles and dark spots.

I am so glad that I have a new choice of skin care to go to once I run out of them. I can see some improvement on my skin just in 1 week. I believe my skin will get better with consistent use and hopefully all the stubborn spots will lighten gradually in time. If you are interested in this new range by Neutrogena, do check out their Facebook page as well as the Whitening page here. Thank you once again to the Sample Store for giving me the opportunity to try out the new Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Whitening Series.

31 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

La Roche Posay Melt-In BB Cream


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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


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!


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!


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.


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


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.


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
    – 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.

    – Naturally lighten skin tone
    – Inhibit melanin
    – Reduce blemishes
    – Enhance skin anti-oxidant defense


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.


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.


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!