NYLON x VANITY TROVE November Edition

HAPPY NEW YEAR READERS!

I know.. it’s already 2016 but it’s never too late to share good things.

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Today I’m sharing with you what I’ve got in NYLON x Vanity Trove November Edition!!

11 items in one trove and none are sample sachets!!

1. Intercosmo Il Magnifico Mask Spray x 2 (12ml)

2. LANEIGE Water Bank Essence_Ex (10ml)

3. Curél Moisture Lotion II (8ml)

4. Curél Moisture Face Milk (8ml)

5. Curél Intensive Moisture Cream (4g)

6. Bioderma Sensibio H2O (20ml)

7. Shiseido Professional The Hair Care Luminoforce Mask (50g)

8. Cosme Decorté Liposome Treatment Liquid (14ml)

9. Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel SPF 50+/PA++++ (15ml)

10. MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask (1 piece)

11. The History of WHOO Gongjinhyang Gift Set: Seol Whitening Skin Balancer (20ml), Whitening Lotion (20ml), and Whitening & Moisture Cream (4ml)

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Let’s take a look at my ALL TIME FAVE makeup remover!!

BIODERMA Sensibio H2O

This micellar water effective remove makeup and is gentle to eyes and great for sensitive skin. You can easily remove eye & lip makeup at one go too! You can read more from here..

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Curél, Japan’s No.1 Brand for Sensitive Asian Skin is formulated from Kao’s extensive dermatological science research. From face and body to scalp and hair, Curél’s hydrating and moisture-retaining ceramide care targets the actual causes of sensitive Asian skin and provides highly effective solutions to improve skin condition.

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Who doesn’t know about Biore!? Biore is probably one of the most popular known brand when you mention sun protection/makeup remover.

Biore Aqua Rich Watery Gel contains unique Aqua Micro Capsules with UV block ingredient to provide superior SPF 50+/PA++++ protection while keeping skin cool and refreshed. It is enriched with Hyaluronic Acid & Citrus essence to hydrate and soften skin. Its water-based texture spreads easily and get adsorbed easily without a white cast. Suitable to be used on face and body.

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Next item is from Kao too, it’s MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask. It relieve and relax your hardworking eyes! Treat your eyes to a steam bath, soothing them to a comfortable and relaxed state.

If you’re not used to having something covering your eyes while u sleep, you might not like this. In my opinion, you just have to get used to it and you’ll love how it relax your eyes, especially the lavender scent! I fall asleep almost immediately (or am i too tired?).

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Who doesn’t know about Laneige!? Laneige Water Bank Essence_EX is one of the best selling product over at Laneige boutique! It give moisture to your skin and can keep skin hydrated up to 24 hours while improving skin’s texture!!

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A new generation of skincare unlike any you have experienced before.

  • Contains a newly developed liposome using two varieties of phospholipids that contain beauty ingredients that actively target and work on the stratum corneum.
  • Formulated to be biologically similar to the skin, the treatment liquid is able to penetrate instantly into the stratum corneum, achieving an immediate effect on the appearance and vitality of skin.
  • Addresses dryness, irregular skin texture, roughness and dullness, giving firmness, translucency, softness and long-lasting moisture to skin.
  • Suitable for all ages and skin types, including sensitive skin.
  • Oil-free, paraben-free and allergy tested.

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I’m sorry I didnt take a good picture of this product!! But clear enough it’s a gift set!

We have Seol Whitening Skin Balancer, Whitening Lotion and Whitening & Moisture Cream in trial size!

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Ok, I’m sua-ku! I don’t know about this good stuff at all! How can like that?

IL MAGNIFICO, it’s a innovative multifunctional treatment that offers 10 benefits! A mask hair spray that combines the consistency and properties of a mask, with the convenience and speed of a spray

10 BENEFITS

  1. Repairs damaged hair
2. Controls frizz
3. Heat protection
4. Easier ironing using a straightener
5. Offers shine
6. Hair color protection
7. Facilitates detangling
8. Adds body and volume
9. Prevents split ends
10. Long lasting hairstyle

MAGNIFICENT RESULTS

  • 100% softer, silkier hair
  • 93% untangling effect
  • 83% easier combing and straigtening

This spray can be applied to both wet or dry hair directly without rinsing, in this way it can be used anywhere and at any time! Speaking of CONVENIENT!

 

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If you prefer the wash off hair mask, they’ve got you covered – Shiseido Luminoforce mask!

LUMINOFORCE focuses on the decline of lipids inside the hair which makes hair coarse. Shiseido’s original “Reducing Hair Coarseness Technology” boosts the suppleness and shine to enhance the beauty of color-treated hair.

Lipid Repair Agent (Olive-derived Squalane as a softening ingredient) – An ingredient derived from olives which closely resembles the properties of naturally occurring lipids found in hair. Has superior penetration and high affinity.

S-Hyaluronic Acid (Sodium Acetyl Hyaluronate as a moisturizing ingredient) – An ingredient with superior moisture retention that keeps the hair well-hydrated.

Evening Primrose Oil and Arginine – LUMINOFORCE imparts gloss by repairing the hair inside and out.

Evening Primrose Oil: Imparts gloss by protecting the hair surface.
Arginine: Repairs melanin holes found inside the hair to control the scattering of light and enhance the luster from within.

Fragrance “ORCHARD BREEZE” – A refreshing, soothing fragrance inspired by an orchard breeze, featuring a floral fruity note. It is a fresh and juicy fruit fragrance imbued with the gorgeous and natural aroma of the noble rose.

Intensively repairs damaged hair to keep a suppleness and shine that complement the beauty of color-treated hair.

Just use once or twice a week. After shampooing, gently remove excess water. Take an appropriate amount of the Mask and work through the entire hair. Leave for 3-5 minutes, and rinse thoroughly.

Now that you’ve seen the items in this trove, are you excited to yours too!!!? Head over to Vanity Trove website to find out more or click HERE to purchase your NYLON x VANITY TROVE now!!

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**The above blog review is proudly sponsored by:

Vanity Trove | Nylon

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NYLON x VANITY TROVE October Edition

Time for my favourite session!

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Today I am going to show you what I’ve got in my Oct edition Nylon trove!!

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Again, I have a trove full of goodness!! We have sample size, travel size and even FULL size product!! Wow…Nearly all are popular brands!!

  1. Tsubaki Extra Moist Shampoo (40ml)
  2. Tsubaki Extra Moist Conditioner (40ml)
  3. Neogence Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion (180ml, full-sized)
  4. Za True White Ex Essence Lotion (20ml)
  5. Bioré Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover (20ml)
  6. Shiseido Professional The Hair Care Fuente Forte Toning Serum (10ml)
  7. Benefit POREfessional (3ml)
  8. Curél Sebum Care Lotion (8ml)
  9. Curél Sebum Care Moisture Gel (7ml)
  10. Senka Perfect Watery Oil (20ml) and Perfect Whip (35g)
  11. CNP Laboratory Anti-Pore Blackhead Clear Kit
  12. VDL Beauty Cleansing Foam (25ml)
  13. Bottega Verde Body Cream With Red Grape Extract (50ml)

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I’m sure most of your out there are no stranger withh Tsubaki! Tsubaki is one of my favourite hair care brand! I love their conditioner – it give my hair shine and smoothness that last! In Oct’s Nylon Trove, we are getting this 40ml Extra Moist set!

Hair can get moisture from inside and scalp can be soft too! Why?

Here’s why!

  • Camellia Oil and Rice Malt infusion technique – Includes Camellia Oil and Rice Malt S (fermented extract of camellia oil, rice malt and sorbitol : softener and moisturizer for hair and scalp). Apply it thoroughly over scalp and massage. Your scalp gets relaxed and the hair is moisturized from the inside. Feel a blissful improvement in texture.
  • Super rich moisturizer can keep shape of hair – Dry hair can also maintain the smooth style. Moisturizing ingredients: sustainable hyaluronic acid (acetylated sodium hyaluronic acid and sorbitol)
  • Elegant aroma filled with selected camellia nectar and fruit

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Shiseido Professional The Hair Care Fuente Forte Toning Serum addresses concerns such as dryness and itchiness. Replenishes the scalp with moisture and creates a healthy scalp environment for growing beautiful hair.

Recommended for :

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Next up! Something good for those who find removing makeup such hassle!!

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Bioré Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover was one of my die hard favourite before Biore Micellar Water Remover was launch!

You can check out my previous post from HERE to see it’s effectiveness!

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Senka Perfect Watery Oil (20ml) and Perfect Whip! This is the third Shiseido product we have in this Trove!

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Senna Perfect Whip creates 5 times density of foam then conventional cleansers. So that it penetrates into your pores easily and removes impurities and dirt in an effortless way

As for Senka Perfect Watery Oil, I bet you can tell its a makeup removing oil.. Don’y you love the simplicity of in-shower make-up remover? Perfect Watery Oil will be your ideal choice. It helps you to remove waterproof make-up and can be washed away instantly without any greasy feeling!

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VDL Beauty Cleansing Foam – A moisture type cleansing foam that gently removes makeup and impurities while maintaining the skin’s moisture balance.

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ZA True White Essence Lotion, it’s a lotion + essence + emulsion ─3 in 1 skin whitener Reduces dark spots and evens out skin tone in just 7 days!

Not sure if you can see in about picture but the lotion is filled with white micro beads.. These are the micro capsules that holds the whitening essences!

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Next up is a full size toner from Neogence!

Neogence Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion – uses Hyaluronic Acid+Tornare, it supplies large amount of moisture to the skin, and at the same time maintains hydrous conditions after cleansing the skin, which helps to facilitate effective absorption. It has purified ingredients, is alcohol-free and soothes dry skin after undergoing a medical beauty treatment or sunbathing.

Next up is CNP Laboratory Anti-Pore Blackhead Clear Kit!

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I’m sorry I can’t show u a closer look of the packaging because I threw them away already! OOPS!

This is a 2-Step mask set that makes the nose appear cleaner. The Blackhead Clear Mask (Step 1) gently removes blackheads and sebum, while the Pore Tightening Mask (Step 2) effectively tightens the pores for a cleaner and smoother appearance.

Step-1 – Blackhead & sebum removal

Natural ingredients gently dissolve blackhead and sebum, and help lift unseen sebum via maceration. By wearing the mask, which is designed to prevent pore expansion for 10 minutes, skin irritation is minimized and you’ll be able to see the crusting of sebum and blackheads popping out of skin. It will leave your nose smooth and glossy.

Step-2 – Powerful pore tightening

With Witch Hazel extract tightens pores effectively. CNP Anti-Irritant Complex ingredients are safe for sensitive skin

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And you think after all this skincare, you are good to go? NO!! We need a good makeup base in order to make us look more flawless!

Benefit POREfessional quickly minimize the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin! Apply this silky, lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup. Translucent, oil-free formula complements all skintones and helps makeup stay put. Contains a Vitamin E derivative, known to protect skin from free radicals!

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Last but not least.. We have Bottega Verde Body Cream With Red Grape Extract to pamper your body!

Now that you’ve seen the items in this trove, are you excited to yours too!!!? Head over toVanity Trove website to find out more or click HERE to purchase your NYLON x VANITY TROVE now!!

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**The above blog review is proudly sponsored by:

Vanity Trove | Nylon

Curél Sebum Care

I often wakes up to oily skin around my T-zone, esp nose area and I don’t like it. I was told by a beautician that oily skin is usually due to dry skin surface (dehydration). Because your skin sense that surface is dry hence sebaceous glands secrete an oily or waxy matter, called sebum, to lubricate and waterproof the skin. Of course this is just only one of the many reason to oily skin.

Diet and changes in hormone levels can lead to excess sebum secretion. Not only does this result in an unwanted oily shine on the face, excess sebum on skin that is not thoroughly removed can be damaging to the skin as well.

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For ladies with oily skin (or even combination skin like me), do you know that excess sebum can aggravate skin sensitivity? A lot of people who have both conditions – skin sensitivity and oily skin tend to place more emphasis on choosing products that help
with their skin sensitivity, which I can’t agree more (people I know with both condition they do take more consideration with the “sensitive” skin issue). This is NOT enough. Excess sebum generated will deteriorate as skin gets more alkaline, turning into irritants to cause flare-ups within the skin layers.. Making sensitive skin more sensitive plus all those out-break~ T_T

“If excess sebum on the skin surface is not properly removed, over time, the sebum turns into harmful substance that irritates the skin surface and even the inner layers, worsening skin sensitivity,” Mr Koichi Ishida, Curél’s sensitive skincare expert and Global R&D Manager for Beauty Care explained.

So what makes sensitive skin sensitive? Ceramide is the essential ingredient in skin as it replenishes and helps retain moisture, strengthening the skin’s resilience as a natural barrier against external irritants. The lack of ceramide weakens this natural barrier, causing skin to be more susceptible to irritants.

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Hence it is important to choose products that effectively control skin sensitivity while reducing sebum secretion from the source.

And this brings me to my topic for today……

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The Curél Sebum Care range – comprising a Foaming Wash, Lotion and Moisture Gel – offers the skincare essentials to properly manage both skin sensitivity and sebum secretion. In case you didn’t, all Curél products are ethyl alcohol free, fragrance free, colorant free, pH closest to skin, hypoallergenic, Non comedogenic (does not clog pores) and patch tested on sensitive skin sufferers.

Curél, Japan’s No. 1 brand for sensitive Asian skin! A trusted skincare brand in Japan developed from over 30 years of dermatological research and endorsed by over 4,000 dermatologists in Japan and Asia, Curél provides complete protection and frees people from sensitive skin woes with its advanced ceramide care technology.

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Dual function for sensitive and oily skin

1. Strengthening skin barrier function (to protect skin against external irritants)

Understanding the importance of ceramide in skin, Curél has made ceramide the key ingredient for all its products. Its hydrating and penetrating moisture-retaining ceramide care is widely recognised by dermatologists in Japan and Asia.

Apart from effectively restoring ceramide function in skin, Curél Sebum Care range also protects the skin’s natural ceramide while cleansing, effectively replenishes ceramide and retains moisture. When skin stays supple and fully moisturised, it is better protected against external irritants.

2. Oil and acne control

Using one of the main ingredients found in royal jelly (10-hydroxydecanoic acid) that is known for its inhibitory effect on excess sebum secretion, Curél developed its unique sebum zero-in control technology, which targets and regulates sebum excretion from deep within the skin to control the root of the problem.

Curél Sebum Care range is also specially formulated to re-balance skin at its optimal pH level, preventing sebum from disintegration. Infused with antiphlogistic, an active ingredient that relieves inflammation, the range helps prevent the occurrence of acne as well.

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Sebum Care Foaming Wash (150ml), $19.80

Ultra fine foam with sebum solvent to throughly cleanse dirt and excess sebum while protecting ceramide – the essential component in skin for resilience against external irritants.

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How to use: Apply appropriate amount (2 full pumps) directly onto wet skin. Do not lather. Gently massage and rinse off thoroughly.

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What I think: My impression of using a cleansing foam is that it’s not clean enough and it will be “dissolve” once touches water and I have to use even more foam to clean my face. I really doubt it will wash away impurities! However, this cleansing foam proofs me wrong. It’s indeed very fine and doesn’t get dissolve right away when it touches water.. Indeed 2 full pump is all I need..! My face feels clean and supple after wash!! It did not cause dryness nor leaves behind any unclean feeling.

Above pic may not be very clear but my face does feels smooth after wash too~ woohoo!

After cleansing, what should you do?? Toner of course!!

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Sebum Care Lotion (150ml), $24.90

Control Oil & Acne with Zero-in Sebum Control technology to regulate sebum secretion at the source and reduce acne occurence. Strengthen skin barrier function with Eucalyptus extract to boost skin’s ability to generate ceramide. Non sticky formula preps skin for better adsorption of moisturiser/essence used after.

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How to use: After cleansing, apply gently over the whole face twice daily, in the morning and at night.

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What I think: Pretty light weight! Not sticky, not oily, no skin irritation! See.. It’s like water and absorb pretty well ya!

After toner (lotion), time for moisturizer!!! Oh before that, you can apply your usual essence if you have any.. 🙂

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Sebum Care Moisture Gel (120ml), $34.90

Control Oil & Acne with Zero-in Sebum Control technology to regulate sebum secretion at the source and reduce acne occurence. Strengthen skin barrier function with Curel’s penetrating moisture-retaining ceramide care. Liquid based gel spreads easily for speedy absorption into deeper layers of skin without leaving skin sticky

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How to use: Apply appropriate amount (3-4 pumps)  gently over the whole face twice daily.

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What I think: Watery gel? It’s light weight and not sticky!

OVERALL: After using it for about a week, my T-zone seems less oily at the end of the day and I don’t wake up to see my nose drown in sebum – less oily nose!! ^__^ most importantly, it did not cause any outbreaks during this period! However, I feel it’s a lil too mild for me..

If you’re keen to try it out first, You can head to Curél’s Facebook Page to redeem your sample!!

If you have heard of this product and already can’t wait to get your hands on them, you can head down to the selected Guardian and Watson’s stores from 16 June.

For more information, please visit Curél’s website or Facebook Page now!!

**The above blog review is proudly sponsored by:

The Sample StoreCurél