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Kiel’s Daily Reviving Concentrate

November 12th, 2015 No Comments »


Earlier this year in April, Kiehl’s launched the Daily Reviving Concentrate, a lightweight facial oil for daytime defenses. When it comes to beauty facial oils, Kiehl’s is actually not new to the game. 5 years ago saw the launch of a very successful best-selling Midnight Recovery Concentrate. For most of my friends that use Kiehl’s products, the majority use the Midnight Recovery Concentrate with rave reviews.

I’ve been using the Midnight Recovery Concentrate for awhile now and only do so at night as it is rich. The Daily Reviving Concentrate was developed based on research that showed how different our skin behaves during the day versus at night. During the day, the skin is fatigued defending itself from the environmental stress and oxidation. At night, while you are asleep, the skin works to repair what has been damaged during daytime.

The formulation created by Kiehl’s chemists consists of 100% natural origin ingredients. The blend of essential and botanical oils work to support the skin’s natural defense system resulting in visibly improved radiant skin over time. Ginger root oil, sunflower seed oil and tamanu oil work together to protect the skin cells from the harsh sun-rays, stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, increase skin hydration and smoothness and reduce skin inflammation and redness.


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fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil and Skin Nutrition Booster

October 7th, 2015 No Comments »

I am not sure if it is due to age, using a moisturizing face oil would not have been something that I would have considered in my younger days. Perhaps, it seems counter intuitive to apply oil onto the skin. I was first introduced to a moisturizing face oil two years ago and while that took me some time getting used to, I became a new fan.

If you have never used a moisturizing face oil, this product that I am going to share about would be worth considering. I do not know of any other brand which uses Seaberry in its hydration products and when I noticed it in fresh®’s range, I was intrigued. Seaberry is derived from the sea buckthorn shrub and is known for its powerful antioxidant properties. The oils are not only rich in moisturizing omegas which are great for the skin as it helps protect the skin from aging free radicals, it is used as a natural cure for skin ailments such as eczemas, dry skin and burns.

The two products that I tested were the Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil and Skin Booster. The Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil contains the seaberry oil which protects and softens the skin. It also contains other oils such as grapes, camellia and sweet almond oil. The combination of oils work to maintain skin elasticity, suppleness and smoothness and keeps skin protected and soft. It also contains Vitamin C and Vitamin E to tone, brighten and protect the skin. The Seaberry Skin Booster contains similar ingredients with the addition of roc extract and tomato extract that provides a potent cocktail of natural antioxidants. View it as a multivitamin supplement or booster to heighten your skincare ritual for increased results.


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Biotherm Blue Therapy Accelerated

September 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Biotherm recently launched a #livemore time is on your side campaign in conjunction with the reformulated and improved Blue Therapy Serum – Blue Therapy Accelerated. It is targeted at women who require a fast-acting, anti-aging serum that assists in accelerated skin repair and cellular metabolism. Compared to the previous formulation, it has been proven to be x3 times more effective.

Clinical results has shown that skin is firmer, more luminous and pores tightened in a week with visible repair of aging after 4-8 weeks. The secret is in the formula which contains Alaria Esculenta – an auto-regenerative algae (same family as wakame i.e. seaweed) and is extracted from Greenland’s glacier waters.

I have been using it for 2.5 weeks and here’s my review so far –


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Curel BB Cream

August 15th, 2015 No Comments »

I am the laziest person when it comes to applying make-up. I hardly wear any except for – sunscreen (an absolutely must!), matifying powder, pore perfector/blur (one of the latest in make-ups), concealer, a touch of blusher. If and when I need to be more made-up and coverage, I’ll use a lightweight BB Cream/CC Cream.

There are all kinds of BB Creams on the market and many tried and tested. For a BB Cream to work for me, I look out for several factors. Most importantly, it must contain SPF protection and must be suitable for sensitive skin. It must have a lightweight feeling after application and keeps my skin looking matte. I’m have not heard of Curel BB Creams prior to this hence, I was keen to give this one a test review.


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fresh Lotus Youth Preserve

July 19th, 2015 No Comments »

I returned from my trips to a whole bunch of goodies from fresh® Totally spoiled silly but seriously not complaining because I really love their products. In fact, my sister recently got hooked onto it and has been buying up a storm and I just introduced my mom to the rose mask which she loves too.

There are so many products from fresh® that I love that it is getting extremely hard to pick a favorite. The new Lotus Youth Preserve Skincare range really caught my eye this time around and my skin is absolutely loving it. I started using them for 3 weeks after a whirlwind of travels and a sure way of verifying that a product works for me is that I don’t break out, my skin despite my busy schedule remains clear and radiant.

The key ingredient in this series is the lotus. The Lotus Youth Preserve collection has an exclusive complex that maximizes the hydrating and radiance-boosting benefits of 7 super charged ingredients. The ingredients include – Vitamin C, vegetable glycerol, Vitamin E, fig fruit extract, blue-green algae, hibiscus fruit extract and of course, lotus flower extract. This combination helps to preserve collagen and elastin, defends the skin against wrinkle-causing free radicals while promoting antioxidant and protective properties and keeps skin ultra hydrated and soft.


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Clarisonic Sonic Radiance Brightening Solution

June 5th, 2015 No Comments »


In the beauty world, it has been all about brightening and radiance. Asian women do prefer fairer skin. I wouldn’t say it applies for all as I do have friends that do prefer looking tanned versus fair. So perhaps, the key is to work on having the skin appear brighter and more radiant and overall healthy glow.

Clarisonic’s Sonic Radiance Brightening Solution combines the efficacy of the device with innovative formulations to transform skin by working on slowing down the synthesis of excess melanin, preventing dark spots formation and exfoliating the skin’s surface to result in renewed skin that is more radiant, softer and brighter.

The clinical results on test consumers were really strong and I was keen to test the products on my skin. 93% of consumers felt their skin was brighter and more radiant after one use while 72% saw a reduction in dark sports after 4 weeks. And 100% felt an improvement in skin appearance – youthfulness, after 8 weeks of usage.

The steps to using the products was straight-forward. Use the Radiance Brush Head with a Clarisonic device and apply the Skin Illuminating Cleanser onto the brush head. The brush head is engineered with softer, denser and extra fine bristles to provide a gentle but effective cleansing regime. Together with the cleanser with contains pigment balancing activity of licorice to brighten and even skin tone while removing skin dirt and grime, the sonic motion of the brush system works to increase circulation resulting in more radiant and healthier complexion. After cleansing, patting few drops of the Skin Renewing Essence Boost all over the face helps to retexture and smoothen the skin for healthy looking complexion. It also keeps the skin hydrated for up to 8 hours maintaining skin elasticity and skin tone and protecting from dark spots formation. Finally, massage the Brightening Activator Serum into the face and neck. The serum provides intense hydration and helps reduce the synthesis of melanin and lightening of dark spots. The steps are meant to be done twice daily.

How did it work out for me?

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Kiehl’s Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence

June 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

Apologies for all the influx of reviews on this space over the last two weeks.. I try to keep it to a minimum but Instagram is taking over my life (more) and my Kayla Itsines workout program so everything has piled up -_- Anyhoow, this.

The truth?

I had to ‘review’ this twice. I’ve always been upfront and honest with my reviews and that’s also the reason why my friends that try the products that I recommend usually land up really liking it if it suits. When I used the new Kiehl’s Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence, I was told that I would see results in 2 weeks. I was disappointed that I didn’t then I realized that I was testing other products at the same time and I had a reaction to one of it so my skin was very confused. I took a two weeks break and re-tested it and happy to say that it’s turning out well.

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