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Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Cream

11Nov12

Like it or not, I'm hitting my 30s in less than 2 years time. From breakouts (in the past) to fine lines (as of now) to wrinkles (in the future *SIGH*), I can't seem to stop worrying about my skin. My endless pursuit of good complexion, relentlessly feeding my skin with various skincare products. 

Anyway, in this post, I'll be talking about this advanced anti-aging product by Olay - Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Cream.

Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Cream diminishes the appearance of wrinkles in just one application. It works by utilizing optics-based skincare to smooth skin's surface by filling the "valleys" between fine lines and wrinkles with a breakthrough proprietary blend of 3 different sizes of optical powders that smoothen the skin.

Not only is Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Cream a quick-fix wrinkle minimizer, it also decreased the volume of deep eye lines by 20% after 14 days of twice-daily treatments. The high concentration of intense humectants in the formula also enables skin to be suppler to expression lines, which slows down their progression to permanent lines and wrinkles.

How to use?
After cleansing, apply Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Cream on face and neck, focusing on areas with wrinkles. Use this day and night.

***For best results, apply Olay Regenerist Microsculpting Serum evenly on the face, neck and décolletage prior applying Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Cream.***

It comes in a sleek silver pump bottle, with a metallic red cap. To dispense the product, you got to remove the black rectangulish stopper and lightly press the pump.

Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Cream has a gel-cream consistency with a silicone feel. It doesn't feel overly rich, which is easy to apply and spread on the skin. Most importantly, it smoothen my skin instantly, subtly blurring the fine lines and pores.

By the way, it is heavily scented. Hmm... it smells like those salon hair shampoo/conditioner, pleasant but unnecessary. Well, the scent does dissipate shortly after application.

If you don't already know, Olay is having a Moneyback campaign HERE. If you are not satisfied with the product, you get your money back (receipt is required).

Having tried the product for a week, I'm quite satisfied with Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Cream since it doesn't cause any breakouts or clogged pores so far. I think it works well as a light silicone-based primer for powder foundation, which is pretty similar to Sampar Glamour Shot. I like it enough to say "NO" to this Moneyback campaign.

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

***All product info are extracted from Cozycot.com.***

Verlyn Hanru
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Skin & Lab C Plus Brightening [Vitamin C Cream]

28Aug12

Thanks to WISHTREND, I had the chance to try out Skin & Lab C Plus Brightening [Vitamin C Cream]. According to Skin & Lab, vitamins and minerals are currently the most proven substances for preventing the impact of oxidative stress on the skin as well as addressing your skin issues. Persistent application of Vitamin C Cream will help reduce the brown spots and even your skin tone.

Vitamin C Cream - brightening and skin tone improvement

This vitamin cream helps you achieve bright and gorgeous skin tone by inhibiting melanin production. It brightens dark skin resulting from continuous exposure to UV and frees your skin from external radical attack to restore its brightness and clarity.

Main Ingredients:-

  • Vitamin C - a powerful antioxidant that inhibits melanin formation and returns oxidized melanin back to a normal state for brightness
  • Manganese (mineral) - activates SOD, the most powerful antioxidant enzymes of the body, which stimulates body mechanisms
  • Acerola Extraction - soothes skin damages caused by UV rays and inhibits skin pigmentation, revitalizes stressed skin
  • Alpha-Bisabolol - extracted from Brazilian candeia tree, functions to inhibit melanin synthesis


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It's a rather interesting product as you can create your own vitamin cream by mixing the creams. For instance, you can mix Vitamin B and Vitamin K to treat problem skin. To boost the effect of skin brightening and antioxidant, simply mix Vitamin C and Vitamin E. Fun right? Most importantly, it benefits the skin!

Skin & Lab C Plus Brightening [Vitamin C Cream] is housed in a simple silver squeeze tube, with 30ml of product. It has a gel-like consistency, which feels like a serum to me. It is so lightweight, it almost feels like nothing when applied. Plus, it absorbs into skin very fast, leaving no sticky or greasy feeling. Btw, it has this very appealing citrusy scent. So nice and soothing, I like!

I like to apply this before my face moisturizer and eye cream. YES, this can be applied on the under eye area! It is THAT gentle. I've not experienced any problem with that. In fact, it does help to lighten my dark circles (even when used alone). My brown spots and blemish marks are not as obvious as before. And, my overall skin tone is more even. With regular use, my skin has become brighter with a healthy radiant glow.

This is available at WISHTREND.com (CLICK HERE), for USD15.99. Very affordable, I would say. I'm thinking of trying other vitamin creams already! If you are interested in the Vitamin Cream Full Set (A, B, C, E, K), that's only USD63.00 - 20% discount!

WISHTREND ships internationally. Here's a special promotion for my readers: Quote "VERLYNHANRU" to get 10% OFF your WISHTREND purchase. Valid till 30 Sep 2012 only. Happy shopping! (:

***All info and unmarked image are extracted from WISHTREND.com.***

 

Verlyn Hanru
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Hadatuko Kinushiro Hada Series - Lifting Cream / Essence / Eye Cream

17Aug12

It is an open secret that Japanese women keep their skin fair and radiant despite the years. Knowing that, Hadatuko has created Hadatuko Kinushiro Hada series especially for Asian women to maintain skin’s natural youthful state. Fortified with luxurious active ingredients, it quenches skin's thirst, improving fine lines and elasticity. 

This anti-aging skincare series is like the key to youth, helping the skin to travel back via the time machine, leaving it look younger, more translucent and firmer than before.

The products are enriched with 5 natural ingredients:

  • Callicarpa Japonica Fruit Extract >> maintains skin’s moisture and prevents harmful environmental components from harming the skin
  • Hydrolyzed Silk Water >> soluble protein extracted from silk worm cocoons that helps to retain skin’s moisture
  • Alpinia Speciosa Leaf Extract >> fills skin with moisture and maintains firmness and elasticity
  • Saxifraga Sarmentosa Extract >> an oriental herb known for its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties; has obvious whitening functions to prevent the activation of tyrosinase and suppress melanin formation
  • Mt. Fuji Water Pure >> fresh water with pH 7.5 that is directly drawn from deep beneath Mt. Fuji, helps to moisturize deeply with the precious minerals that helps to tone the skin

I was provided with 3 products (from Sasa Sg) for review, namely:

  • Hadatuko Kinushiro Hada Lifting Cream 50g - $65
  • Hadatuko Kinushiro Hada Lifting Essence 28ml - $75
  • Hadatuko Kinushiro Hada Lifting Eye Cream 20g - $75

 

  

Hadatuko Kinushiro Hada Lifting Essence

The lifting essence is highly moisturizing and nourishing. Helps to brighten up the skin. Upon using it, the skin is renewed and refined, becoming more resilient and radiant.

The lifting essence has a watery gel-like texture. It feels lightweight on the skin, and is highly soothing and moisturizing. It absorbs into the skin pretty fast, leaving no sticky or greasy feel. I apply 2 pumps of lifting essence and smooth over my face and neck, avoiding the eye area. It softens and preps the skin well for the next skincare product, which is the lifting cream.

Hadatuko Kinushiro Hada Lifting Cream

The lifting cream is highly moisturizing and nourishing with a fresh and lightweight texture. Formulated with a non-greasy texture that glides on weightlessly, it absorbs into the skin instantly, leaving it feel comfortably fresh and infinitely regenerated. Upon using it, the skin is renewed and refined, becoming more resilient and radiant.

The lifting cream feels rich and moisturizing, in a good way though. I like that it is not too overwhelming for my skin. It does take a while for the lifting cream to be fully absorbed. Some massaging will help to quicken the process. Thereafter, the skin feels incredibly soft, smooth and supple.

I lreally love using both the lifting essence together with the lifting cream. One cannot do without the other. My skin is getting better, looking more radiant than before. Most importantly, no breakouts so far! 

Hadatuko Kinushiro Hada Lifting Eye Cream

A highly moisturizing and nourishing eye cream, which can drastically improve the lines and wrinkles around the eye area, leaving it look radiant.

To use:

Apply a pea-size amount (for each eye area) onto the fingertip and dab gently around the eye contours.

The lifting eye cream has a fairly rich creamy texture, which doesn't feel too heavy. In fact, it feels very soothing and moisturizing. I find that it is easy to apply and spread. The lifting eye cream glides on easily, without tugging the delicate skin around the eye area. I like to gently massage until the eye cream is fully absorbed. This helps to improve blood circulation too.

With daily usage for few months, I notice that it does minimize the appearance of fine lines around the eye area. Moreover, my under-eye area look less puffy and much brighter than before. I'm glad to say that there's no irritation so far. And, it doesn't cause milia seeds. No doubt, this has become my current favorite eye cream!

Hadatuko Kinushiro Hada Series is available at all Sasa outlets.

***All product info are extracted from press release.***

 

Verlyn Hanru
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Beauté Revital Power Snail Cream and Mask

18Apr12

Besides Sooryehan & Beyond, I also received Beauté Revital snail products, also from LG Household and Health Care. You can purchase 'em via The Face Apps.

 

Beauté Revital Power Snail Cream

$89.90 / 45ml

Contains 60.04% snail secretion filtrate!

An extra mild snail cream that enhances the regeneration ability of stem cells with the natural self-healing power of snails.

This all-natural snail cream uses, instead of high purified water, a high concentration of mucin, an ingredient present in the viscous secretion of snails that gives snails their self-healing ability to move across a razor blade unscathed.

Rich in chondroitin sulfates, mucin visibly reduces skin troubles and blemishes with the amazing power to revitalize skin and protect it from harmful surroundings, leaving skin smooth, clear and clean. Also, the rapid lifting effect of sweet almond proteins leaves skin firm, while natural biopolymers generated from soy fermentation maintain hydration.

 

How to use?

  • Spread cream into a thin layer over cheeks and forehead.
  • Lightly pat skin with palms.
  • Continue patting until the viscous substance has been fully absorbed.

 

7-free:- artificial colorant-free, ethanol-free, mineral oil-free, triethanolamine-free, benzophenon-free, BHT-free, GMO-free

It is housed in a typical acrylic jar and comes with a spatula (not pictured) for hygiene purpose.

I've been using this for a month so far. This is the final step of my skincare routine, after toner and serum. That is, if I'm not using Sooryehan Fermented Overnight Pack.

I prefer to use it at night as I find that the consistency to be too rich for day use. Mildly gummy, I would say. Inevitably, it does take a while to absorb. I'll lightly pat the skin for a few mins until I feel it's fully absorbed. Once absorbed, it doesn't feel as sticky as before.

Hmm... there's one thing that this product can do without - the strong sweet creamy scent (I think it's the sweet almond proteins?), which can be rather overwhelming. Well... as long as the product works well, nothing else matters right? heh.

Overall, I like that it is effective in skin regenerating... the healing of blemish scars and improvement in natural skin tone. My complexion is visibly clearer and smoother now. It also hydrates the skin pretty well, leaving it soft and supple. Moreover, it doesn't clog pores or cause any irritations/breakouts. Thumbs up!

 

Beauté Revital Power Snail Mask

$9.90 / 1pc

It contains 0.5% of snail secretion filtrate.

The hydrogel mask material is thin and translucent, and the texture is similar to that of agar-agar. It comes in upper and lower parts, wedged between a white plastic sheet and a clear film... which I've encountered slight difficulty in getting the mask out. Part of the mask doesn't adhere to the skin well. Upon applying on the mask, there's a nice cooling sensation.

I leave on the mask for about 20 mins. The essence has faint whiffs of floral, very pleasant. It has a runny consistency, which feels mildly slimy. Instead of rinsing with water (after mask removal), I lightly pat the essence until it's fully absorbed into skin. It only takes about few mins, by the way. Ahh... it feels so nourishing for the skin!

Within such a short time span, the mask has the incredible ability to soothe most of the redness on my skin (due to light extraction). It also hydrates the skin very well. My skin looks much brighter and glowy after mask-ing. Definitely one of the better masks I've tried so far.

 

Promotion:

  • 3 FREE Snail Masks with every Snail Cream purchase
  • FREE Klairs facial mist with $80 purchase
  • FREE 2 masks + registered post with $50 purchase
  • 1st 50 customers with ANY purchase will get a set of Klairs samples FREE

 

AND

remember to join the Klairs Giveaway HERE! Ends 26th April 2012 2359H.

***All product info are extracted from press release.***

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Review: Murad Hydro-Dynamic™ Ultimate Moisture

22Feb12

Skincare review again (within such a short time frame)? No-no. I'd been using Murad Hydro-Dynamic™ Ultimate Moisture before the Neogence Ace series (~3weeks)... And now, I'm back on this. I received it last year at its launch event... it's time for a proper review!

According to murad.com...

Why you need it:

Uber-rich, intensely hydrating, all purpose cream provides instant and long term relief from dryness

Primary Benefits:

  • Locks in optimal moisture levels for 8 hours
  • Restores resilience and tone

 

What else you need to know... [via sephora.com]

Formulated WITHOUT: Parabens, Sulfates, Synthetic Fragrances, Synthetic Dyes, Phthalates, GMOs, Triclosan

Retinyl palmitate and shea butter improve texture and restore natural smoothness and softness while Murad's Collagen Support Complex boosts skin's resilience and plumps dehydrated skin.

This product is gentle enough for sensitive skin and dermatologist-developed.

 

The moisturizer is housed in a sturdy acrylic jar.

This is the amount I use on my face. A little goes a long way.

I agree that it has a uber-rich texture. I would say, pretty thick for Singapore's hot and humid climate. It's nothing greasy, much to my delight.

It does leave a slight film on the skin. Nothing too uncomfortable.

I layer it on, after serum.

Going on to the review... Murad Hydro-Dynamic™ Ultimate Moisture has a slight scent to it, which I can't quite put into words to describe. Anyway, it takes some time to absorb. Say 15mins? I wouldn't label it as "lightweight" definitely. Fyi, I wasn't too fond of this moisturizer initially, just so because I find the texture too rich for my combination skin (oily on the outside, dry on the inside). That is the reason why I only incorporate it in my night skincare routine. And, I try to apply just a thin layer, after serum. Despite that, I wake up with a somewhat "greasy-looking" face. It doesn't bother me much unless I use it in the day (which I don't). I do notice that my skin feels really soft and supple after washing up. So far, it doesn't clog pores or cause any irritations/breakouts. For me, it's great for overnight use. I wouldn't recommend it for day use unless your skin is very-very dry.

Overall, I do like how my skin looks visibly plumped up after few weeks of use. I would love it if the texture is much lighter, so I can use it in the day as well. The bottom line is, those with really dry skin will adore this much... AND esp. those living in countries with winter climate.

Retails for SGD$142 (50ml).

Available at:-

  • BHG Bugis
  • Metro Paragon
  • Robinson Centrepoint
  • Tara apothecary
  • Sephora outlets

 

Hope this review helps. Thanks for reading!

Verlyn Hanru

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