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Origins Smarty Plants CC Cream & Make A Difference Plus+ Rejuvenating Serum


Origins take a S.M.A.R.T. approach to skincare technology. Ahh... talk about beauty with brains.

Two products were introduced, namely:- Smarty Plants CC Cream [skin complexion corrector] and Make A Difference Plus+ Rejuvenating Serum [the upgraded formula of Make A Difference Rejuvenating Serum].

Do you know that dry skin is a common condition that affects all ages and ethnicity? 

According to a recent study, Asian women are more prone to a deficiency in Caspase-14 (an enzyme that helps skin produce and maintain critical moisture levels). A reduced level of this enzyme creates a biological hydration deficit that can lead to constant skin dryness.

After 5 years of intensive research, Origins introduces Make A Difference Plus+ hydration system that consists of:-

Rejuvenating Moisturizer [S$78 / 50ml] >> An ultra-light, oil-free moisturizer that deeply penetrates to help improve natural moisture deficiency in thirsty, damaged skin.

Rejuvenating Treatment Lotion [S$48 / 150ml] >> Penetrates on contact. Prepares skin for the hydrating treatments that follow to optimize absorption and provide superior moisturization.

Rejuvenating Serum [S$82 / 30ml] >> Instantly absorbs into skin, delivering deep moisturization. Creates oil-free hydration and helps restore strength to skin's moisture barrier while creating an internal reservoir of hydration.

At the conclusion of a 4-week clinical study, 100% women who applied Origins Make A Difference Plus+ Rejuvenating Serum showed a significant improvement in moisture!

Origins harnessed the potent power of plants to create this hydration system - Make A Difference Plus+. A signature complex of Rose of Jericho, Lychee Extract, Watermelon Extract, Rhodocrosite help correct ongoing deficiencies.

Rose of Jericho [pictured above], is the famous resurrection plant known for its hygroscopic properties that offers skin immediate and long-lasting moisturization. It helps correct existing dryness and damage while staving off future dehydration.

Just look at how the Rose of Jericho blossomed after it was 'fed' with water... amazing much!

We are exposed to daily environmental aggressors like pollution, UV and ozone that cause age-accelerating skincare damage. And so, after 10 years of extensive research on the effects of environmental stressors on skin, Origins launches the Smarty Plants CC Cream with SPF20 / PA++.

The new personalized approach to skincare simultaneously protects, perfects and corrects skin. When exposed to triggers, the intuitive release mechanisms in Smarty Plants cause encapsulated plant ingredients to activate and deploy skincare benefits.

How it works?


The 1st process' encapsulated key ingredients activate when exposed to UV, ozone and pollution.

  • Green & White Tea - Release age-fighting antioxidants when skin is exposed to UV rays
  • Vitamin C & Vitamin E - Protect skin against pollution, ozone and environmental stressors
  • Thermus thermophilus - Microscopic algae converts oxidative stress from pollution into light hydration


The 2nd process perfects skin's surface texture with time-released smoothing ingredients.

  • Encapsulated Salicylic Acid & Chestnut Extract - Gradually release to smooth skin's surface texture creating a "flawless" complexion over time


The 3rd process color corrects via mechanically released encapsulates triggered by physical pressure.

  • Plant-coated mineral pigments - Instantly corrects blotchy and intuitively adjusts to match skin tones

In a nutshell, the Origins Smarty Plants CC Cream [$37.50 / 40ml] is a skin complexion corrector that instantly color corrects while evening skin tone, boosting radiance, hydrating and reducing fine dry lines.

It comes in 'Light/Medium' [pictured above] and 'Medium/Deep' shades. It has a slight orangey undertone, which does not really suit those with fair skintones. Hmm... relatively okay for my fair medium skintone albeit making me look a lil' darker. Anyway, a detailed review will be up soon.

Last but not least, here are the other pics I took at the event venue - The Lawn @ Shenton [a specialty grill & salad safé for fully customized salad!]. 

Meat your greens with tantalizing grills, healthy greens, creative dressings & up to 24 toppings to choose from! The portion is hugeeee! A healthy yet super satisfying brunch :d~

Do try the mushroom soup... very-very tasty!

Stay constantly hydrated for healthy skin (:

I think everybody should like everybody - Andy Warhol (hmmm...)

That's all for now. Thank you for reading!

***All info & unmarked images are extracted from press release.***

Verlyn Hanru
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Trimton 2 速效瘦


I have been battling with weight issues since young. The word 'slim' never did appear in my dictionary somehow. And so, I always jump at the opportunity to try out new diet supplements... though I perfectly know that exercise is the way to go.

Anyway, I recently had the chance to try out out this diet pill called Trimton 2

Trimton 2 [$118 / 60pills] was launched in Singapore not long ago. It is known as 'Hong Kong's No.1 Best Selling Slimming Pills' - for reducing oil and burning fats.

PS: To be frank, the box is kinda too big to house this small bottle of pills.

Judging from its natural extracts that include Green Coffee Bean, Grapefruit, Purple Rice, Green Tea and HCA (from Garcinia Cambogia), the pill seems pretty safe for consumption.
Product Description:
Trimton 2 is focus on weight loss in the natural way:

  • Breakthrough E.Microen Technology stimulates the effect brought by the natural ingredients
  • Oil-blocking effect in intestines
  • Effectively blocks out and dissolves oil from food intake up to 80%

Targets fatty area:

  • Increases body heat at fatty area and burns fat
  • HCA and Chlorogenic Acid help body to prevent fat storing
  • Effectively reduces body fat percentage

Use Trimton 2 for 3 months as a treatment. The suggested dosage is 2 pills daily with warm water - 1 for breakfast / lunch and 1 for dinner.

Before taking up the sponsorship, I did my research and found out that a few lucky ones lost a considerable amount of kilos by taking Trimton 2. Needless to say, I was in awe and wanted to try this out for myself... hoping to get the same results.

I read online that the Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA) extract from Garcinia Cambogia suppresses appetite by increasing serotonin levels. And, I really did find myself eating lesser than usual after taking the pill. The reading on the weighing scale remains the same but I did notice that my tummy look slightly less bloated than before. Well, perhaps my body fat percentage has dropped? Anyway, do note that results vary with individuals. So far, I am glad to say that there are no side effects e.g. diarrhea.

If you are interested in getting Trimton 2, it is available exclusively in Guardian. 

***All info & unmarked images are extracted from press release.***

Verlyn Hanru
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AFC Tsubaki Collagen DX


In this post, I will be talking about the new and improved version of the award-winning AFC Tsubaki Perfect Beauty drink - Tsubaki Collagen DX.

Tsubaki Collagen DX - $55.98 (before GST) is a highly concentrated and intensive beauty drink with proven results:

  • brightens and even out skin tone for a healthy, luminous glow
  • reduces appearance of wrinkle, fine lines, and open pores
  • reduces pigmentation spots and scars on the skin
  • intensely hydrates and firms the skin

Thanks to Lifestream Group Singapore, I was among the first few to try out this product before it was launched to the public.

One box contains 10 bottles of Tsubaki Collagen DX drink (50ml).

Each bottle of Tsubaki Collagen DX contains 10,000mg Micro-Collagen Peptides, 500mg Royal Jelly, Tsubaki Bio-Cell Activator, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin Bs & C

The recommended dosage is 1 bottle daily nightly for the 1st month (for quick replenishment of skin nutrients), followed by 1 bottle on alternate day night for the 2nd and 3rd month. 

Well, 10 days might not be a good gauge for its real effectiveness. I shall briefly share my thoughts on Tsubaki Collagen DX.

I took it every night before I head to lalaland. It is best taken before bedtime, as skin renewal takes place at night (in case you are wondering why). Taste-wise, I find it a lil' sweet but I like it anyway since it has no weird (fishy) taste. Yummy peach (and acelora) taste! By the way, it taste a lot better when chilled.

And so, I did notice a slight improvement in my complexion... looks brighter and more hydrated somehow. My makeup adheres better and stays longer too. I believe the results will be even better if I were to consume Tsubaki Collagen DX on a long term basis. 

Thank you for reading!

CLICK HERE to purchase AFC Tsubaki Collagen DX online.

***All info & unmarked images are extracted from press release.***

Verlyn Hanru

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