Launches: NEW ADVANCED NIGHT REPAIR CONCENTRATED RECOVERY POWERFOIL MASK

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Lately I have been seeing many brands launching masks. It always excites me when I see a reputable brand launches  new anti-aging products or masks. When life gets me very busy, a normal skin care routine is not enough to boost my skin radiance. On days when I am too tired, I admit that on somedays I couldn’t be bothered to slap on serums/night creams but to let myself sleep immediately after all my work & chores are done. On days like those, masks play a very important role!

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair is a very popular serum worldwide, I personally love and have used the ANR Eye Serum before. It’s effective in making my eyes look brighter and looking less tired. Estee Lauder is now expanding their ANR range with having the mask as an addition.

ANR mask is not just another mask, it’s the brand’s first foil mask. The power-foil back sheet mask is designed with dual-matrix system; the inside matrix releases the concentrated treatment, while the outside matrix forms a protective cocoon that enhances penetration. Estee Lauder claims that with this technology, it enhances penetration 25x faster than normal cotton sheet mask.

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Not just like other mask, the ANR mask comes in two piece for each packet of mask. You can see how the mask looks like as pictured below. It’s recommended to apply the bottom half first and then the top half. It’s quite a simple idea but a genius one as it helps the mask to stay on my face nicely without moving so much.

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I’ve used ANR mask twice and I am confident to share that this mask has been effective in restoring and repairing my skin overnight. My skin instantly feels radiant and more moisturised. When I’m tired and my skin looks dull, this would certainly be my go-to mask. It’s recommended to use it for 10 minutes and to massage the remaining liquid, but I personally leave it on my face as I sleep through the night. In the next morning, my face looks brighter and much healthier.

It’s a very good mask and effective in doing its job, but this doesn’t come cheap too. Selling at SGD 120 for 4 pcs and SGD 216 for 8 pcs, it certainly quite expensive. But after looking at how effective this mask can be, I wouldn’t mind spending such amount and save it for days when I really need a boost for my skin or when I have an important event the next day. I highly recommend the mask for a luxury treat for your skin!

Disclaimer: The product was sent to me for consideration for review purposes. My review is based on my own experience on the product and it’s genuine and unbiased.

 

 

Kiehl’s launches new Masque Duo for an Instant Facial Look!

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On one fine day I received a package from the lovely people of Kiehl’s SG with very a unique packaging. There’s a cranberry pack, an orange and ground turmeric inside a lovely wooden box. I can’t help myself but to pick a piece of cranberry to munch while looking at the products sent. It turned out to be Kiehl’s is sending me two new masques – one is made with Turmeric and Cranberry seeds and the other is made with Cilantro and Orange extract. How lovely!

So let’s find out more!

Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque is packed with real crushed cranberry seeds inside. It promises to brightens the skin and to energize the look of dull, fatigued skin to restore a healthy, rosy appearance. The crushed cranberry seeds is meant to be used as a natural exfoliating agent to achieve smoother, brighter and illuminated complexion.

Turmeric has been known traditionally used as natural cleanser to detox the skin from impurities, and is known to have strong antioxidant, anti-septic and sebum balancing properties. Cranberry is a popular source for antioxidant too, so expect a cleansed & energised skin!

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Now onto the second masque, Kiehl’s Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque; this is the masque created to defends and replenishes skin to reduce the visible effects of pollution while helping to prevent impurities from adhering to skin.

In our busy life, our skin is faced to pollution every single day. This causes skin aging, and pollution damages our skin. This masque is created with orange extract sourced from the Mediterranean, South and Central America that is known for its ability to protect skin from UV, stimulate the production of essential skin barrier. It is also formulated with skin strengthening ingredients like cilantro seed oil which sourced from eastern Europe to encourages the stimulation of skin barrier differentiation, induce lipid accumulation and accelerate barrier regeneration after pollution damage.

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These masques is launched together and they’re meant to give an instant facial look where your skin will look brighter, and giving a rosy appearance.

Let me share with you my personal encounter with these products.

I tried Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque on my face and left it for about 5 minutes and I used water to dampen my skin and eventually massage my skin before rinsing it all. I love the smell of the product, it’s not too strong and yet still has the natural turmeric smell. My skin condition is dry and I do recommend for people with drier skin texture to use this masque for a shorter period i.e. 2-3 minutes before massaging your face as I feel that this might works best for people with oily skin. The masque is indeed effective in cleansing my face and giving it a natural rosy glow after using it. I love how my face looks instantly brighter after using it! Then on that same day, I applied the Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque before I sleep. I applied it all over my face before I go to sleep. I must mention that I really love the thicker texture of this masque and how it smells. I can smell the cilantro scent and it makes me feels refreshed! The masque has a soothing effect on my skin and voila! I can see my face looks healthier in the morning!

Based on my skin condition, I highly recommend Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque to be used 2-3 times a week. The smell makes me feel relaxed and it does magic to my skin over one night!

 

Both masques will be available in SG in February 2016 and retail at $49 each!

 

 

 

Disclaimer: The products were sent to me for my consideration. My review is based on my own experience and it is honest, genuine and unbiased.

 

Regain Your Youth Skin with The Body Shop Drops of Youth Sleeping Mask!

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Hello again!!

Happy New Year 2015! I am so glad that I am able to come back and to write again. My blog has been silent for few weeks and I miss blogging so much! There are so many things going on in my life now that I didn’t even have the time to read & write blogposts for a while. I hope that I would have more time and energy now to continue writing as frequent as before. Blogging has been part of my life for the past few years, and neglecting this blog for a while has made me miss the blogging community so much. So I shall stop my rambling and start talking about The Body Shop Drops of Youth Sleeping Mask.

The product comes in a glass tube and comes with a spatula. The mask looks thick inside the jar but when you scoop it and apply it onto your skin, you can feel that the texture is not thick at all; in fact, it feels light and it transforms into gel texture. Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask is packed with ingredients extracted from Edelweiss – the flower is able to survive in dry and cold weather in the alps.

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Lately I have been obsessed with mask – I went nuts trying so many types of masks. When TBS is launching their mask, I became so excited to try it. I received this product few days ago and went to try it on my face immediately. I applied my night skin care regime (toner – serum – moisturiser) and I add one more layer of TBS Sleeping Mask and went to sleep. The texture feels light upon application and what I like about it is that the scent is not strong at all. So for those of you who are sensitive to strong scent, give this one a try! The next day I can feel that my skin is restored, it feels more hydrated. I am still using this mask daily up till now and I’m looking forward to see more positive result 🙂

 

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Other than the Bouncy Sleeping Mask; The Body Shop also launch an addition to its Drop of Youth Range ! Wonderblur is the last step of your beauty routine before make-up. This lightweight blur instantly smoothes skin texture, visibly reducing fine lines and pores for an all-day flawless look.

 

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Here’s the swatch of wonderblurYou can see some visible lines on the back of my hand. Then after applying wonderblur on the back of my hand, I can immediately tell the difference! The lines has been blurred and it doesn’t look as visible as before. Wonderblur is meant to be the last step of your skincare routine before you apply your make up. With wonderblur, your make up should be looking more flawless as it creates a smooth canvas for the foundation to glides in smoothly. The picture below is the swatch:

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Alright then! This post wraps my first blogpost in 2015, I hope to be able to write more in the future! 🙂

 

Thanks for reading!

 

Kiehl’s Singapore celebrate 10th birthday, and here are my favorite products…

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Happy birthday to Kiehl’s Singapore!!

Kiehl’s Singapore celebrates their 10th anniversary

I would like to take this opportunity to write a post dedicated to my favorite Kiehl’s products. I started using Kiehl’s product about two years ago and these products have always been my favorite and I will always repurchase the products whenever I almost ran out of these.

Here are my favorite products from Kiehl’s and products are not in sequence..

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Firstly is the Ultra Facial Cream. My skin type is normal to combination – however at certain times, my cheek area tends to be drier than the usual. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream comes in few types; the classic ultra facial cream, the intense hydration and lastly the newly launched is the oil free type. The products captured above is the classic type and the intense hydration type.

I love both face creams, they moisturises my skin without leaving a greasy feeling. On top of that, the product is fragrance free, so it’s a lovely product to be used anytime of the day. I am using the classic ultra facial cream for my day use and the intense hydration for my night routine.

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Here’s another product that I have been using over and over again.I am currently on my third bottle. Here’s Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution. This serum helps to minimize dark spots and to brighten the skintone. I love this product because it’s effective in brightening my skintone. Whenever I feel that my skin feels dull, I’ll pick this out and apply it onto my face. In few days, I will usually be able to witness the result; my skin looks brighter and healthier.

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Lastly it would be the Midnight Recovery Concentrate. This was the first oil based products that I tried and since then, I have always been a lover of oil based products. Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery is the product I am looking for whenever I am having a breakout – it has always helps to calm my skin down. This would also be the product that I am looking for whenever I feel too tired to apply many products at night. I will apply my serum quickly and add this as a moisturiser.

I also love Kiehl’s Suncreen, BB cream and many others.. But these three has always been my top picks from Kiehl’s! If you have not tried any of these, you can always pop by at Kiehl’s store and ask for samples.

And to celebrate Kiehl’s Singapore 10th Birthday, Kiehl’s is collaborating with Olivia Ong to release a limited edition designed Calendula Toner and Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque. The design is inspired by one of Kiehl’s most iconic and long standing ingredients from nature – Calendula flower.

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Hope this post have been helpful and as always, thanks for reading!

By: Meryl

Bioderma Hydrabio Moisturizing Mask

Hello everyone!

I have a skincare product from Bioderma to show you today. Most people know Bioderma for its Sensibio Micelle Solution. I have tried that product and so far my experience with Sensibio Micelle Solution has been positive. I will try to write a review for that product in a separate post.

Today I am going to review Bioderma Moisturizing Mask. I have high hopes for for this mask as I have a positive experience with Bioderma product. Is this product going to be something that I love? Keep reading 🙂

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A BIODERMA innovation, the patented Aquagenium® biological complex re-trains the skin to generate in depth the hydration essential to its natural balance and to lock it in on its surface.

• Hydrabio Mask provides deep-down, long-lasting moisture during periods of extreme dehydration. The skin thus regains its comfort, softness, suppleness and radiance.

• A galenic innovation, the Hydrabio Mask smooth and wrapping texture leaves a pleasant feeling of softness and protection.

• The Hydrabio Mask formula is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic.

The explanation above is taken from Bioderma kit

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The Packaging:

For skincare product, I like french skincare brand like ROC, Avene or La Roche Posay. Bioderma has slowly becoming one of my favorite as well. When I take a look at this product, my first impression is that this product looks promising. Similar to other French pharmacies skincare products, Bioderma has a simple packaging but still look beautiful. It does not look luxurious but I like it. Bioderma moisturizing mask packaging is not heavy, and it comes with a squeezable tube.

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The Texture:

This product has a creamy-jelly kind texture. It’s very light and has no significant smell. I can barely smell any scent from this product. When applied on my face, I don’t feel my face is thick/heavy. I like the feeling when this product is applied on my face. It has a moisturizing & cooling feeling on me. Shortly, I like the texture of this product.

How do I apply this?

I have been applying this product for two weeks. During my first week, I apply this every night before I go to bed. On the 2nd week, I applied this once in two days. I applied a thick amount of product (as shown in the picture) all over my face to my neck. I leave it for 10-15 minutes. Then I will either wash this product gently with lukewarm water or just wipe it with wet clothe.

The Result:

My type of skin is combination (oily on the T-zone and normal/dry on the rest of my face). When I try this product my cheek area was rather dry. After applying this for a week, I can feel that my skin is more moisturized. It does not feel itchy like it used to be when it is dry. After feeling the improvement on my skin, I only apply this product once in two days. By doing that, I still feel that my skin is well maintained. It does not make my skin feel oily but it is moisturizing.

If you are in Singapore and interested in Bioderma products, you can go to Eliza Beauty Blog and to her Facebook Page. She is selling Bioderma at a lower price compared to drug stores in Singapore.

Have you every tried any products from Bioderma?

Thank you for reading 🙂

The product mentioned in this post is provided at free of charge for review purposes. My review is always genuine, honest and unbiased.

 

 

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