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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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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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Launch of SUISSE PROGRAMME Platinum Precious Eye Duo feat. Ambassador Vivian Chow 周慧敏


Some time ago, I attended the launch of SUISSE PROGRAMME Platinum Precious Eye Duo. It was really an eye-opening event where I had an exclusive preview of the products and... meet Vivian Chow 周慧敏 in person!

"Suisse Programme was founded in 1996 by a group of biologists, chemists and cosmetologists aiming at the creation of a new concept in Swiss made skincare treatment products. Dedicated to provide the best skincare products with the most advanced technology, originated and successfully developed in Switzerland, Suisse Programme has proven its excellence since the launch of the brand’s original range – the Silver Line in 1997 with the discovery of the advanced purifying formulation based on cellular research." - http://www.suisseprogramme.com/

SUISSE PROGRAMME Platinum Precious Eye Duo consists of Luxury Lifting Eye Concentrate and Luxe Eye Cream. Premium luxurious treats for our delicate eye area! ♡

Other products in the SUISSE PROGRAMME Platinum Collection include Luxury Up-lift Serum, Luxe Cream, Luxury Milk Cleanser and Luxury Toner (not pictured).

Platinum Precious Luxury Lifting Eye Concentrate 
- S$295 / 15ml

The lightweight texture rapidly penetrates into skin and performs comprehensive anti-aging solution at eye area. Colloidal Platinum combining with peptide complex Matrixyl 3000 and Plantactiv® Centella work in synergy for ultra-effective hydration of skin. Helps balancing the electrical charges, stimulating metabolism and skin repair system. Biodynamic Cellular Complex (BCC) delivers oxygen to the deepest layers of the dermis to promote cellular renewal. BIOPHYTEX LS significantly lightens dark circles and soothes fatigue. Your eyes appear younger and brighter with sparkling charm.

Morning and evening after cleansing, gently tap a small amount onto eye area with fingertips, continuing over the eyelid. Follow with Platinum Precious Luxe Eye Cream for a complete eye contour anti-aging regimen. 

Platinum Precious Luxe Eye Cream
- S$275 / 15ml

This smooth and rich eye contour cream deeply penetrates into skin to combat all signs of aging around eye area. Colloidal Platinum combining with peptide complex Matrixyl 3000 and Plantactiv® Centella work in synergy for intense hydration. Helps balancing the electrical charges, stimulating metabolism and skin repair. Biodynamic Cellular Complex (BCC), firming agents TONISKIN and Polylift revitalize and help restore elasticity in the delicate eye area. Visibly minimizes the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, moisturizing, diminishing puffiness and tightening, giving your eyes a luminous lift.

Morning and evening after cleansing, gently smooth over the whole eye contour area with fingertips following Platinum Precious Luxury Lifting Eye Concentrate.

Hmm... did a quick skin analysis. So many Cs! *sigh* This shall serve as a self reminder of how bad my skin condition is :,(

Patiently waiting for the special appearance of Vivian Chow... 

Woohoo~ 永远的玉女! Can you tell her age? She is 47 this year... O-M-G! *speechless* 

PS: One of her beauty tips is eating my all-time-fave collagen-rich braised pig skin! :d~

Okay, shall let the pics do the talking (:

Vivian Chow is so beautiful in person... she does not look her age at all! She is indeed the perfect ambassador for SUISSE PROGRAMME.

That will be all for now. Shall end the post with this group photo with the ageless beauty (:

SUISSE PROGRAMME is exclusively available in Sasa.

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

Verlyn Hanru
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The Body Shop’s Upcoming Launches feat. Vitamin E Serum-in-Oil, Spring Trend Makeup Collection & Blueberry Body Care Range


Few weeks ago, I had a sneak preview of The Body Shop’s exciting upcoming launches - Vitamin E Serum-in-OilSpring Trend Makeup Collection & Blueberry Body Care Range.

The event started with the introduction of Vitamin E Overnight Serum-in-Oil, the new addition to the Vitamin E range. Waking up with skin looking refreshed and more radiant is now achievable with this bottle of wheatgerm oil goodness! 

Vitamin E Overnight Serum-in-Oil [S$42.90 / 28ml] is a technical innovation that combines the power of a serum with the indulgence of an oil to replenish and recharge skin with moisture overnight. A perfect combination of potent ingredients and leading skincare technology, the advanced serum blend is light-weight and delicate, providing a fast-absorbing, non-greasy application. Suitable for all skin types.

PS: Samples were given to 126 women and they reported waking up with beautifully refreshed and revived skin appearance, with that blissful recharged, replenished feeling and rested look. 90% of women agreed that the product feels light on skin. And, skin is highly moisturised for up to 24 hours!

What's in it?
High concentrations of wheatgerm oil - the highest in the Vitamin E range. Wheatgerm is the nutrient-rich centre of the wheat seed, and it is highly concentrated in Vitamin E. Wheatgerm oil is one of nature’s highest sources of antioxidant Vitamin E.

How to use?
Ideal for all skin types, Vitamin E Overnight Serum-in-Oil can be used every night, before moisturizing, or as a treatment when skin needs an extra boost. To be applied on cleansed and toned skin.

Ways of using it: 

  • Apply after cleansing and toning, on its own as part of your night time regime (refer to the image above for the application technique).
  • Mix with night cream. Scoop out a small amount of your night cream into the palm of your hand. Gently blend together with a few drops of your Vitamin E Overnight Serum-in-Oil and apply over the face.
  • Use occasionally as a boosting treatment.
  • Apply to targeted areas to combat dryness.

Next was the introduction of the Spring Trend Makeup Collection.

The highlight of this collection is none other than the limited edition Hair Chalk [S$9.90 each].

For the uninitiated, Hair Chalk is the IN thing in 2014! It is a quick, easy and affordable way to add temporary bold colors to your hair.

Available in two 'hair-raising' shades:

  • Tickle Me Pink - a playful pink that pops on blondes
  • Falling For Blue - a bright blue that is electric on brunettes 

Whether it is for single strands that pop with colour, an ombré look or a funky two-tone twist, The Body Shop Hair Chalk provides a fun, DIY splash of colour.

Apply, wear, and wash-out. It is that easy. 

Transform your look with these beautiful blue and pink shades! 

The Body Shop Spring Trend Makeup Collection also include these complementary shades of best-selling Shimmer Cubes Palette and Flavored Lip Gloss ♡

The new shimmery Flavored Lip Gloss - 53 Rose [middle] & 12 Vanilla [right] retail for S$16.90 each.

These new Shimmer Cubes Palette - 26 Poppy Pink & 30 Gorgeous Bronze retail for S$36.90 each. 

If you have yet to try their best-selling Shimmer Cubes Palette, you really ought to get one of these (or maybe both!). Fyi, these well-pigmented babies were swatched dry and the colors are just oh-so-pretty!

For a sweet romantic look, get Poppy Pink [01 garden rose, 02 deep fuchsia, 03 light coral, 04 champagne pink]!

For a neutral smoky look, get Gorgeous Bronze [01 rich espresso, 02 burnished gold, 03 dusty fawn, 04 warm copper]!

Camwhoring with Maybeline!

Last but not least, we had a pampering hand scrub/massage session with The Body Shop Blueberry Body Care Range.

In celebration of the iconic Body Butter range, their very latest addition – Special Edition Blueberry is a rich, creamy body butter jam-packed with uplifting blueberry fragrance. 

  • Blueberry Body Lotion - light & fluffy lotion with rich, velvety natural ingredients
  • Blueberry Shower Gel - soap-free & lather-rich shower gel with uplifting blueberry scent
  • Blueberry Sponge - cute chirpy-looking blueberry bath sponge that whips up a lather and is soft on skin
  • Blueberry Body Scrub-Gelee - gentle exfoliating scrub that leaves skin smelling like freshly picked blueberries
  • Blueberry Lip Butter - buttery texture that melts onto the lips for instant hydration

Never leave this tub of Blueberry Body Scrub-Gelee in the kitchen! It smells and looks so deceptively delish that one might mistake it for the real thing (blueberry jam)... don't say I never warn you!

Ooo... it was love at first sight upon seeing this super cute blueberry bath sponge. It instantly brought a smile on my otherwise weary face (: 

Okay, that's all for now. I am off to enjoy an invigorating, blueberry-bursting experience with these blueberry goodies now!

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

Verlyn Hanru
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Express Your Love Naturally with APIVITA!


This coming friday is Valentine’s Day - the day dedicated to love. It is the day we celebrate the love we give and the love we get.

On this special day, "express your love naturally" by getting thoughtful gifts for your loved ones. APIVITA has specially created a luxurious skin-loving beauty menu (for bright & rejuvenated skin), which comprises of Express Beauty Masks made with fruits and vegetables.  

This V-Day special set [S$58] contains 6 mask variants:-

  • Orange revitalizing mask [2x8ml]
  • Apricot scrub for gentle exfoliation [2x8ml]
  • Green clay mask for deep cleansing [2x8ml]
  • Honey moisturizing and nourishing mask [2x8ml] 
  • Pomegranate mask for natural glow [2x8ml]
  • Gingko biloba mask for specialized eye care [2x2ml]

I like that the mask comes in sachet form, which is really travel-friendly and hygienic in a sense.

Hmm... I decided to use Pomegranate mask for natural glow since my skin is kinda dull recently. 

Pomegranate mask for natural glow
89% natural ingredients

  • Pomegranate provides unique properties to revitalize the skin, restoring its natural radiance while simultaneously offering extraordinary antioxidant protection
  • Rich in honey, olive oil and vitamins, this mask moisturizes the skin leaving it soft and supple

Exclusive Innovation: APIVITA replaces water in the face mask range with green tea infusion to enhance the antioxidant action of the products.

Excludes synthetic ingredients that may pose harmful effects to your health and the environment.

Free of: Parabens,Silicones and Propylene Glycol.

Ingredients: Aqua**, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Behenyl Alcohol, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Sorbitol, Aqua, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Butyrospermum Parkii*, Camellia Sinensis Leaf*, Caprylyl Glycol, Cellulose, Ethylhexylglycerin, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Mannitol, Mel* Extract, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil*, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phospholipids, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium Carbomer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Phytate, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, CI 77491, CI 77891

gross weight (g)=108

** Camelia Sinensis* Leaf Aqueous Infusion = Green tea water

* Certified organic cultivation

This Pomegranate mask for natural glow has a relatively light creamy, gel-like texture. There are some coral-colored bits, which I supposed are made up of pomegranate extract.

The coral-colored bits do not feel too harsh when applied onto the skin, coupled with some massaging. However, I do feel a slight tingly sensation on my skin when applying the mask. My skin is pretty sensitive to begin with.... maybe that explains why? Anyway, other than that, my skin does not react badly to the mask.

According to the instructions given, I apply a generous layer of mask evenly onto cleansed face avoiding the delicate eye area... all the way to the neck area. I leave it on for 10mins before rinsing off with water.

Since the mask layer is thick, it does take some time to rinse it off with warm water completely.

After mask-ing, my skin does look a lil' glowy and revitalized. And, my skin feels so much more hydrated, softer and more supple. I would say that Pomegranate mask for natural glow is an instant savior for revitalizing dull-looking skin. Needless to say, it will be a great idea to use it on the night before V-Day. Well, good skin day is every girl's dream... especially on such a special day!

APIVITA is located at ION Orchard B3-45/46 and VivoCity 01-04.

***All product info are extracted from press release and www.apivita.com***

Verlyn Hanru
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Estetica ést.lab LumiWhite Brightening Facial Scrub


After a month of unannounced hiatus, I am back with a skincare review! There will be more to come... too many backlogs :x

Anyway, I received this tub of Estetica ést.lab LumiWhite Brightening Facial Scrub for review (via Cozycot) back in Nov.

According to EsteticaLumiWhite Brightening Facial Scrub gently exfoliates dead surface cells and impurities, to reveal a visibly smoother and fairer complexion. 

There is no direct contact with the facial scrub, since it comes in an airless pump jar (as shown in the above pic). This is indeed more hygienic, and also ensures that the product is kept sealed and fresh.

You just need to pump once... and voila!

This is how I've been using LumiWhite Brightening Facial Scrub for the past one month:

After cleansing with my usual facial foam, I pumped once and apply the facial scrub on damp skin. Then, I’ll massage my face gently in circular motion avoiding the sensitive eye area. Lastly, I’ll rinse thoroughly.

For maximum results, use twice a week (no more than that pls!). However, I only use once a week since my skin is pretty sensitive skin.

LumiWhite Brightening Facial Scrub has a creamy clay-like texture with tiny exfoliating bits. I find that it takes a bit more effort to rinse off thoroughly, as the consistency is slightly thick. Though my skin is sensitive, those tiny exfoliating bits do not feel too harsh when massaging the facial scrub on my skin. The key is to be gentle when massaging.

After exfoliating, my skin does not feel irritated, tight or dry. My complexion is noticeably clearer, brighter and smoother. And, skincare products get better absorbed into skin thereafter.

You can purchase Estetica ést.lab LumiWhite Brightening Facial Scrub (30ml) at S$62 HERE

Thank you for reading!

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

Verlyn Hanru
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SOTHYS - Launch of Lifeline (Fil de Vie) Energizing Line


Last month, I had the privilege to attend the launch of SOTHYS Lifeline (Fil de Vie) Energizing Line (held at 10 Scotts, Grand Hyatt Singapore).

Skin’s energy reserve is the source of glowing radiance that reveals natural beauty. As time goes by, it will start to deplete thus losing its radiance and begin to show signs of ageing.  

Thanks to Sothys Advanced ResearchSothys developed a life buoy for skin with low or without energy - Lifeline (Fil de Vie™) Energizing Line. This intensive care programme works on the genes to optimize cell's energy reserve to maintain the glowing radiance and improve skin's resistance to the environment. A booster programme for all to restore skin's energy and radiance.

Star Ingredient - Siberian Ginseng is infused into this programme to illuminate the skin, revealing youthful and glowing complexion. Known for its adaptogenic properties, it has the ability to adapt its action to the body's needs. It also provides strength of its natural energy to resist different aggressions. 

With Lifeline (Fil de Vie) Energizing Programme, your skin's energy reserves will be recharged and regenerated, revealing luminous and glowing skin at EVERY AGE! 

Energizing Day Cream
S$249 / 50ml 

  • Restore skin's luminosity and radiance with the protection of Siberian Ginseng
  • Stimulate cellular regeneration to increase and optimize cell's energy level for long-lasting youthfulness.
  • Comfort Cream is available for dry skin type.

Application Method:
Apply in the morning after face serum on face and neck, avoiding the eye contour area.

Proven Efficacy: 
+80% find that their skin is more radiant and looks younger
*Tested on 39 models for 1 month

Energizing Night Cream
S$249 / 50ml

  • Renew and regenerate the skin while you sleep.
  • Sophora Flower extract eliminates toxins built in the day, giving you luminous-looking skin.
  • Your skin will look as if you had 12 hours of sleep.
Application Method:
Apply in the night after face serum on face and neck, avoiding the eye contour area.

Proven Efficacy: 
+89% find that their skin look less tired and their features are more relaxed in the morning.
*Tested on 19 models for 1 month

That's me trying out the various cream textures :D

The Energizing Day Cream comes in light [normal to combination skin] and comfort [normal to dry skin] variants. I prefer the light variant as it is not as creamy as the comfort one and it absorbs into the skin faster too.

light, comfort, night

I've tried out both Energizing Comfort Day / Night Cream for about 2 weeks. Here are my initial thoughts on them:

Both have a pleasant floral scent that makes me feel relaxed while I massage the creams onto my face. After using the Day Cream, I find that my skin does look more radiant and youthful. As for the Night Cream, my skin looks less tired in the morning even though I slept barely 4hrs the night before. The texture of both are quite creamy, hence I just need a pea-size amount each for the face and neck. A little goes a long way.

A cup of coffee (and desserts) to perk me up! 

And not forgetting... delicious canapés! :d~

Thank you, SOTHYS Singapore!

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

Verlyn Hanru
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Too Cool For School


Too Cool For School, one of the hottest beauty brand from Korea, has recently launched in Singapore. From what I gather, the product packaging is pretty cool. Unique and creative, for some. Certain packagings do remind me of brands like Benefit, Stila.

Anyway, their best-sellers include:- Egg Mousse Pack, BB Foundation Lunch Box, Dinoplatz Escalator Mascara, to name a few.

Dinoplatz Pearl Bay Invasion [highlighter] - S$40

Dinoplatz Loose & Silky SPF27 PA++ [finishing sebum control powder] - S$44

Dinoplatz Pop-Up Mascara - S$36

Dinoplatz Lost Identity [moisturizing lip color] - S$22

Sun Day Block SPF50 PA+++ - S$30

ZA Line

Spot Solution Stick - S$16

Pocket Perfume (Max) - S$26

Check Cake Blusher - S$30

Marshmallow Puff - S$9

Art Class Lip Crayon - S$12

Art Class Multi Color Paint - S$24

Art Class Blusher - S$16

BB Foundation Lunch Box SPF37 PA++ - S$36

Play Cheek Angel Blusher - S$24

Overall, I would say Too Cool For School is quite an interesting brand. Hmm... pardon the lack of info. I really don't have much info on the brand. Perhaps you may wanna check out their FB Page for more info and updates.

***unmarked image credits to Too Cool For School FB Page.***

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SexyLook Organic Aloe Power Soothing 4D Duo Lifting Mask


Besides the launch of LoveMore's eye mask series, SexyLook also launched a brand new series of 4D Duo Lifting Mask! There are 4 variants to choose from, namely:- Organic Aloe Power Soothing (moisturizing), Escargot Extract Intense Healing (repairing), Pure Ocean Pearl Whitening (rejuvenating), Hyaluronic Acid Deep Hydrating (anti-wrinkle).

Based on my current skin condition, I was sent the Organic Aloe Power Soothing variant for review.

SexyLook Organic Aloe Power Soothing 4D Duo Lifting Mask is infused with organic aloe vera extract and Indian pennywarts extract for anti-inflammatory effect to soothe irritated skin. It is also topped with marine collagen to ensure that the skin is moisturized all day long.

It is well soaked with 30ml of NCHA (Natural Certified Hyaluronic Acid) infused essence, but it does not feel too wet when removed from the sachet.

The ergonomic double lifting design is said to help maximize essence absorption. This way, the essence penetrates deeper to keep skin hydrated for a longer period of time.

The new 4D double-lifting (100% cotton and elastic fibre woven) mask is distinctively more elastic, with a nice springy texture. The mask material feels smoother, thicker and sturdier than the ones I've tried in the past. The slight thickness does not mean that the comfort level is compromised. It actually feels comfy having the mask on, not too tight. 

Its high elasticity enables me to stretch the mask effortlessly for it to better adhere to the skin... except for the nose part. It comes with ear-hooks, also to help with better skin adherance and preventing the mask from falling off (when I multi-task).

My current skin type is combination/dry (sensitive) - internally dry, externally oily. And, that includes visible pores. So when it comes to face masks, I usually prefer hydrating and soothing ones like this, which is infused with aloe vera extract. Anything aloe vera, is always good for the skin :D

15mins is what it takes to soothe, hydrate and rejuvenate my skin. After removing the mask, I gently pat the skin using fingers, massaging the remaining essence so that it gets absorbed fast. As usual, there is no need to rinse the face after mask-ing.

My skin feels so soft, smooth and supple. No stick feel or whatsoever. I feel that there is a slight firming effect. Just slightly. And, I notice that my pores and fine lines become visibly smaller... almost out of sight.

I am not sure if you can tell from the images above, my skin looks somewhat glowy after mask-ing. You gotta try this awesome mask to witness its effectiveness... really good for your skin!

SexyLook Organic Aloe Power Soothing 4D Duo Lifting Mask retails for S$15.90 [5pcs/box].

***All info and unmarked image(s) are extracted from press release.***

Verlyn Hanru
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LoveMore Collagen Eye Firming Patch


Just last month, LoveMore launched a brand new series of eye masks - Platinum Eye Whitening Patch (anti-dark eye circle), Snail Mucin Eye Repairing Patch (anti-wrinkle), Collagen Eye Firming Patch (anti-puffy eyes).

Time for some TLC for the most delicate area of our skin!

And so, I received the Collagen Eye Firming Patch meant for diminishing puffy eyes (for review).

It is packed with marine collagen and green coffee extract to instantly boost the eye contour youthfulness. Sounds really promising yea?

The packaging is like super kawaii~! LOVES 

The eye mask comes with ear-hooks, which helps to ensure that it adheres to my skin snugly. It is good for multi-tasking coz it won't fall off. This special ear-hook design is said to give an ultra-lifting (firming) effect. Well, I would say the firming/lifting effect is negligible with merely one-time usage.

The eye mask material is relatively thin, but not as thin (and fragile) as Heme's. LoveMore's is of better quality, in my opinion. Easier to apply, and not tearing it unknowingly.

As seen from the above image, the eye mask is well soaked with essence. And, I notice that it features the signature LoveMore "hive pattern" - for better absorption of essence.

It feels very soothing when having the eye mask on. I remove it after leaving on for ~20mins and it still feels pretty moist. Then, I massage the remaining essence into my under-eye area. The lightweight essence absorbs fast into the skin, without leaving any sticky feel thereafter.

I feel that the eye mask is super duper moisturizing! I am sure you can see the difference from the above image (before and after). My eyes become slightly less puffy and... most of the visible fine lines are gone! Woohoo~

LoveMore Collagen Eye Firming Patch is the most effective eye mask I've used so far. And, I find that the price is very affordable, only S$11.90 [5pcs/box].

If you have not start taking care of the eye contour, I urge you to start doing so now... especially if you are in your late 20s like me. Prevention is always better than cure. Pamper your peepers and fight the signs of aging now!

***All info and unmarked image(s) are extracted from press release.***

Verlyn Hanru

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