Neutrogena Clinical Solution: Bye Bye Spots!!

Sponsored Review

Hi Guys! It’s me again.. After “resting” for so long, I’m back with a very good post!

No long opening post! Gonna be straight to the point because I can’t wait to share these product with you anymore!!

*drumroooooooll*

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Neutrogena introduces new Clinical Solutions to its Fine Fairness range!

Neutrogena takes skin brightening to a new height with the launch of the Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness skincare line, formulated to provide higher efficiency in combating stubborn dark, for healthy and radiant skin. The new line of clinical solutions features a unique combination of VITAL-IONS and Lily Nectar that work together synergistically to lighten dark spots and revitalize skin from deep within, for renewed radiance and skin tone evenness.

Neutrogena’s latest innovative VITAL-IONS technology contains zinc and copper minerals that help boost energy supply to the skin cells as a catalyst to revitalize the skin’s cellular renewal process to quickly disperse the accumulated melanin. Lily Nectar, which comprises of White Lily extracts and stabilizes Vitamin C, inhibits melanin formation by blocking the skin’s ‘melanin production’ signals, which are normally activated when the skin is over-exposed to the sun’s UV rays.

How melanin builds up

Ageing gracefully is something we all want. But as we grow older, our skin’s cellular turnover becomes sluggish. This affects skin’s natural function of expelling melanin and it starts to accumulate within skin – dark spots appear and skin tone becomes uneven, taking away skin’s natural radiance.

~ Singapore Women’s Weekly July 2014 Issue

When I was contacted few days back to do this product review, I agreed without second thought! I saw the advertisement on TV, at Watson’s, in Magazines, they all look so promising!!

Those who know me will be aware that pigmentation (freckles) has always been my greatest enemy! Like going for a slimming center program, it cost a bomb (maybe a few) to get rid of them!! Especially when these freckles are with me since young age! (Now I regret why I didn’t start to apply sun block when my mom asked me too!)

I’ve tried a few whitening products but very often will stop using them after some time.. Why? Because most of them are either too drying for my skin or too much damage to my wallet. Some don’t even shows result.. T_T I have combination skin type hence finding a suitable product is very important! It must be effective yet will not cause (too much) dehydration! Not forgetting that it must be wallet-friendly too!! LOL…!

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Without further ado *excited*, let’s start talking about the products!!

Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Radiance Essence (30g, S$45.90)

Clinically proven to lighten even the most persistent spots with visible results achieved in just three weeks, its special formulation of clinical strength whitening ingredients contains VITAL-IONS and Lily Nectar, which breaks down melanin accumulation and diminishes the appearance of pigmentation and dark spots. Its hydrating and soothing formula works deep within the different layers of epidermal skin to revitalise skin’s renewal process and help prevent new melanin from forming, enhancing skin tone and clarity.

Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Radiance Essence has been clinically tested to be
effective in erasing a year of accumulated melanin with just one bottle, lightened even the most persistent spots. Apply to skin after cleansing, before moisturiser.

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I like the classic white and gold (they claimed it’s bronze..) combination but color combination isn’t a factor I consider when buying/trying a product. It will probably only affect where I place them after I bought them home.. LOL! Anyway, that’s beside the point! I think this range looks pretty much like a higher range product among Neutrogena skincare line.

FYI, these are not glass bottle so no worries if you are gonna break them or too heavy to bring around/travel!

(DID YOU SEE IT?? 1 bottle tackles 1 year stubborn spots!! Can I just grab 15 bottles!?)

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When you open the cap, you will see that it’s a pump bottle with two nozzle. This isn’t something new in the market so nothing too hoo-ha about it..

For its packaging, I think it’s pretty nice. The only thing about it is that it would be better if I can tell how much essence left in the bottle (IMO)..

Now that you’ve seen the packaging, let me share with you more about what I thought of the essence..

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Now you see the purpose of the 2 nozzle?? Yes, it’s to ooze two different type of essence at once (it’s a double chamber pump).

Can’t see? Here’s a better image!

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See the two difference in color? All u have to do is just use ur finger and gently blend & apply them onto ur pretty face!

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It can blend very easily so there’s no worry that it won’t blend or whatsoever. It has this very “neutrogena” scent.. light.. soothing.. makes me goes “hmm~~”

Texture wise i think it’s pretty light weight and my skin is absorbing it well! Leaves no sticky or oily feeling! My skin feels kinda smooth after some time, not sure it’s my good skin day or this effect of this product! Hahaha~

Side track abit.. I used to not like neutrogena product because donkey years ago (before I had my freckles nightmare and I do mean donkey yearsss ago because I can’t even remember when!!) I ever tried their basic skincare range and I was like OMG~ it’s too oily for me and I got so phobia of it until this new clinical solution that “promise” 1 bottle tackles 1 year stubborn spots!! Every woman has their weakness! WAHAHAHA!!

I must admit after using this essence, it did changes my impression of “oily” neutrogena! 😀 I kinda like how this essence feels on my face and I can’t wait to finish one bottle!!!

Other the the Radiance Essence, I had also recieved the Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Radiance Cream (50g, $34.90)

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A luxurious non-oily moisturising formula infused with VITAL-IONSTM and Lily Nectar, it aids deep skin renewal at night, helping to make skin look brighter, fairer and more radiant. Its clinical strength formulation works to reduce melanin production and improves skin tone and clarity, while at the same time providing sufficient hydration for dewy soft, smooth and moisturised skin with youthful luminosity. Spread a small amount evenly on face and neck every night every night after Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Radiance Essence.

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FYI, this amount is too much to apply regularly! I used this much is just to show you the product clearly..

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Although it’s stated that it’s a “non-oily moisturizer”, I feels that this is still a lil too oily for my liking. It’s not as light weight as compare to the moisturizer I’m using now but probably because it’s not a gel-type. Cream base moisturizer tends to be slightly “oily”..

Third item that comes together with this review is something every girl/woman/lady out there needs! A SUN BLOCK!!! Please, this is a very very important thing to start if you don’t want to see pigmentation/freckles/spots!!!

Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Multi-Protect UV Fluid SPF50+ PA+++ (50g, $34.90)

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Formulated with Neutrogena’s patented HelioplexTM technology as well as the clinical
strength whitening ingredients of VITAL-IONSTM and Lily Nectar, it serves the dual purpose of broad-spectrum protection from harmful UVA/UVB rays and cell revitalisation for renewed radiance. HelioplexTM has been clinically proven to deliver one of the best forms of protection under extreme sun conditions, shielding skin against cellular damage and premature aging that cause fine lines, sagging skin, wrinkles and dark spots.

Apply liberally to face and neck after your morning skincare regimen, before sun exposure.

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This is also a pump bottle but only one nozzle, you don’t need two for sun block.. It won’t makes it more powerful.. LOL.. You know this colour just reminds me of this paticular L brand’s (ambassodor is Song Hye-Kyo?) make up base/primer? Both are purple (lilac, to be exact) color and purple seems to be known for it’s “whitening” effect.. Or I should say great color to even out skin tone. (I have a clear purple base coat by Essence, it’s for whitening of nails too! Let me go dig out the pic to show you when I have the time)

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Sorry if you can’t “visualise” the purple-ness (more or lilac? go google it) of it.. I just have to figure out my camera setting before my next post!! Nonetheless, I can show you the power of this Multi-Protect UV Fluid!

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I only applied the product on half of my face and I can see that it has even out my skin tone and also skin looks healthier!

Basically the image (left & right) are the same. Just that I had circled the obvious brighten area on the right image and the image on the left are without the “circle” to distract u.. 🙂

Overall, I think this product is really worth a try, especially the essence!! I haven’t showed you my result right?? LOL..

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This is my freckles condition before using this product.. Aren’t they … adorable? =X

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And here’s after 2 weeks of using it.. Although there isn’t a GREAT difference but result is still visible.. Even my boyfriend dropped a random comment last Sunday (6 July) over breakfast.. “Hey, ur spot seems to have lighten? Did u do something?”

I was like “REALLY?? Breakfast on me!!!” ^_^

I’m happy hearing this because he isn’t aware I’m currently using Neutrogena Fine Fairness products!! This shows that this product is really shows result! Now I’m looking fwd to finish the whole bottle!

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You see the lighten spots??? *happy* I’ll definitely recommend this to those who face freckles problem like me!!!

If you want to find out more information about Neutrogena, head to their FB page (HERE) or check out more about this whitening product HERE

**The above blog review is proudly sponsored by:

The Sample Store | Neutrogena

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July Trove – Midsummer Gala!

Seriously…  I’m running out of idea on how-to-make-an-opening.. LOL “Hello everyone” “Hi readers”… what have i not used? *thinking*

Today, im gona share with you my July Trove box! Its a love & no love complex emotion!

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So many things this month, i can even see makeup stuff in it! Bravo~! But where should i start now? Probably i’ll start with something that i had started using?

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It’s Avancé Dou Demaquiillant Super – An instant remover design for resistant and waterproof eye make-up! Gentle to the eye while removing the waterproof eye makeup.
A formula that remove and at the same time gently moisture delicate eye area as it contain soothing and moisturizing ingredient, Chamomile flower extract and Trehalose.

Avancé is the pioneer for Eye Makeup and Eye Care in Japan. It was the FIRST to launch the Avancé “Mascara” with Lash Treatment and Waterproof technology to Japan in 1937.

Shake well before use, apply it on a cotton pad and wipe over the eyes gently for around 5 seconds. It can remove eyeshadow, eyebrow color and waterproof mascara effectively!

My opinion? I think this is by far the best eye makeup remover i had used. I recall that i had tried L’Oreal before but it is totally weak! Avancé made me goes WOW when im trying to remove my Maybelline’s gel liner! Gel liner user.. u know how difficult it is to remove gel liner, waterproof somemore! But with this baby, it doesn’t matter how stubborn your gel liner is, it will still melt away in no time!

I included a few pictures to show u how i remove my eyeliner using Avancé….

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See my black black gel liner? It’s very difficult to remove even with BioDerm/Biore Jelly!

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But what i did was to only placed my cotton pad (already soaked with reasonable amount of Avancé remover) over my eyelid for about 5 secs and i just gently swipe it across my eye and……

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It’s more then half gone! I did not apply much pressure and its already half gone! This time with my unused side of cotton pad, i wipe it again and its’s near gone.. i think this is the most effective eye makeup remover i had used! 

Buy again?? of course!!? it’s really good! On days that i put on heavy eye makeup, i can reply on this to clean up the mess at the end of the day! *thumbs up*

Cost: SGD$28.90 (Can be purchased at Watsons, BHG & John Little!)

If you like gel liner, i would recommend you Maybelline’s Gel Iiner Pen! Check it out HERE..

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Next up, it’s Physiogel! I’ve got a travel size Physiogel Cleanser in my trove! This cleanser is a hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic soap-free cleanser that cleanses, soothes and softens without drying the skin. Its non-greasy formula does not contain animal fats, providing a gentle cleansing and maintenance of the skin’s natural pH balance. It can be used on face and body, suitable for all skin type including sensitive skin (even babies!)

The amazing thing is that.. it can be use with or without water!!

With water: Apply a liberal amount of cleanser to skin. Massage gently in a circular motion. Rinse with Water.

Without water (For delicate skin): Apply a liberal amount of cleanser to skin. Massage gently in a circular motion. Remove excess with a soft tissue or cotton wool.

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Together in my trove, there also a set of trial pack (Cleanser, lotion & cream!)

Physiogel Cream/Lotion is a hypoallergenic moisturising cream that provides physiological lipids in the Derma Membrane Structure (DMS)―a structure similar to the skin, hence, revitalising dry skin.

Physiological lipids are natural and essential components of normal healthy skin.

  • With physiological lipids to protect and restore healthy skin.
  • Non-comedogenic.
  • Contains no colourants, perfume and preservatives.
  • Hypoallergenic.
  • For the daily care of dry and sensitive skin conditions.

Just apply a thin film once or twice daily. It may be used more often if necessary. Recommended for use on face and other body parts which are dry. The lotion is ideal for the entire body.

I can’t comment much on this as I’ve not use any yet. However, if you wish to try it first and share with me your thoughts, you can go to my side bar and look for the Physiogel Trial Kit link to get your trial set today! Yes, it’s free….!

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Neutrogena Hydro Boost again.. oh wait! This is water gel without the SPF! The one i got in previous trove is with SPF 15! I haven’t try the one with SPF but for this, i think im good with just the sample. I don’t like the sticky sensation when I’m applying the gel.. It’s not like you can stick anything to your face but it’s the tacky feeling that i don’t like. If you think it’s lightweight, i think Laneige moisturizer is even more lightweight. If you think it cooling, i think Laneige one is even better.. Conclusion, this is not my cup of tea..

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Mask from Herborist! TBH, I have not heard of Herborist before.. so i did a little google search and found this…

The time-honored cosmetology of China is still charming in today’s instrument civilization, which reflects modern people’s sensation of returning to nature.

Following the classics of Chinese cosmetology, adopting integral ideas, and combining the peculiar herbal essence of China and the latest modern biotechnical achievements, Herborist provides consumers with natural and effective hair care and skin care products to create the beauty from root.

Herborist, as the first modern herbal full products of China, reflects the essence of Chinese culture that pursues “nature and balance” and mirrors the philosophy that refreshing, natural and healthy beauty is bound to stem from the root. Herborist likes to share with you the secret of skin care and hair care as well as physical and mental balance.

Offering Thanksgiving and Supporting Environmental Protection Herborist always advocates healthy, refreshing and natural life attitude and undertakes to provide each consumer with natural, safe and mild products as well as systematic and friendly services.

Herborist offers Thanksgiving to the society – it originates from nature and rewards nature. It will take the initiative to support environmental protection.

This mask is specially formulated with extracts from several Chinese herbs, including Atractyloides Macrocephala,Poria Cocos,Paeonia Lactiflora and Bletilla Striata, it features mild and nourishing ingredients, which can penetrate into the skin to boost elasticity and vitality of the skin. It is effective in breaking down ageing horny layer and improving the uniformity of the complexion to help you have tender and fair skin.

As for how effective it is, i can only comment after i started using.. ^_^
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How many have heard of Jane Iredale? I have… NOT (again).. This month VT recommended many brand that i’m new to! 🙂
Jane Iredale is the president and founder of Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, a company she founded in 1994 which brought the mineral makeup line jane iredale to the aesthetic industry.  She was the first to supply this industry with a line of makeup that had skin care benefits.

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She was inspired to develop a makeup that was good for the skin by her career in the entertainment industry where she saw actresses and models struggling with the ill-effects of the many kinds of makeup they wore.  Her experience in working with women whose careers depended on a clear complexion allowed her to see how skin disorders and sensitivities not only threatened careers, but also destroyed self-confidence.

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Jane has always thought of makeup as an essential part of a woman’s sense of well-being and she wanted to make that easy to achieve.  That’s why her mineral powders are a foundation, powder, concealer and sunscreen all in one, and why every product in the line is multi-functional.  Her goal is to make products that look good, feel good and are good for the skin.  Products must be easy to apply, as well, so that a woman can be her best in the shortest amount of time.

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This has had an international resonance.  The jane iredale brand is carried throughout the United States and world-wide in more than forty countries.

Jane’s success in reaching women of all ages and nationalities is based on the belief that true makeup artistry comes not from trying to make a face conform to the latest fashion trends, but from enhancing the wearer’s natural beauty and, as a result, allowing her personality to shine.

So now, let’s see what Jane Iredale product we have in my trove..

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GLOW TIME FULL COVERAGE MINERAL BB CREAM

Glow Time covers blemishes, minimizes pores, disguises wrinkles and smooths and brightens skin. It looks luminous yet feels velvet. It comes with 6 shades too!! Now i can get the shade similar to my skin tone!

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PUREPRESSED® BASE MINERAL FOUNDATION

A sheer and semi-matte mineral foundation that feel is weightless. Trust their mineral foundation to look like your skin, only better!

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LIPDRINK SPF 15 LIP BALM

This colorless lip balm really is a drink for the lips. I tried a little on my lips, i like the lemony scent but i don’t like the look it has on my lips.. Maybe i applied too much? Seems like it leave a layer of white residue on my lips.. now everyone knows i applied lip balm from 100m aways! LOL..

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JUST KISSED® LIP AND CHEEK STAIN

A lip and cheek stain that provides long-lasting, custom color to lips and cheeks.

  • Multipurpose stain uses all natural ingredients to enhance your natural coloring.
  • Non-drying, long-lasting, all-natural stain adjusts to your own chemistry for an irresistible pink shade that will flatter your skin’s undertone.
  • Olive butter, avocado butter and wild rose wax soothe and soften lips. Rose flower wax and beeswax nourish and moisturize.

I’m pretty amazed by the effect of this lip & cheek stain! Initially i only wanted to show you that both lip care i got here is sheer colour.. but..just read on and u’ll know..

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The lip & cheek stain is pretty obvious when applied on hand.. sheer pinkish color.. unlike Lipdrink is totally invisible..

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Under certain angle, you will then see the Lipdrink’s shine.. Lip & Cheek Stain is still sheer pinkish color.. and i’m still wondering.. “how can it be a cheek stain this way??” I ignored my hand and continue with the photo taking of all my trove product.. about 15 mins later when i’m packing up….

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I got a shock, the lip & cheek stain changed color!! Or rather the color turned darker! Now it is a cheek stain! hahahaa.. It looks very natural and not too drama.. I’m pretty impress.. Moving fwd, i might consider trying more of their product if they’re not too difficult to get..

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Vichy is pretty hot in Singapore, been seeing the ads a lot on TV.. and now i can get my hands on it again (I think i had previously used their whitening sample – Bi-White Lotion? Can’t recall how is it but… if i can’t recall means it isn’t that fantastic?? You decide..)

NormadermDeep Cleansing Purifying Gel

For women with imperfection-prone skin: local outbreaks, obstructed pores, shininess. Cleansing gel that purifies skin in-depth. Eliminates impurities & unclogs pores in-depth.

This purifying, cleansing gel is rich in Salicylic acid and Totarol for cleansing action and in Eperuline for anti-irritating action. Purified, your skin is smoothed and visibly healthier.

Both ultra-effective and ultra-gentle, the purifying, cleansing gel is kind, even to the most sensitive skin. Its gel texture provides purifying cleansing that is easy and pleasant to apply and easy to rinse off.

Normaderm Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care

For women with imperfection-prone skin: imperfections, redness, shiny skin, uneven skin texture, acne scarring. The all-round transformative treatment that corrects the 6 signs of imperfection-prone skin. Skin is healthier within 7 days!

Patented technology: dermatological peeling active ingredients in an anti-imperfection treatment for all-round transformation of imperfection-prone skin. Reduces all imperfections, redness, shiny skin, uneven complexion and acne scarring, and provides continuous hydration for 24 hours. Unique combination of 3 peeling active ingredients: Salicylic Acid, Glycolic acid and LHA. These acids penetrate the skin at different levels* to impregnate the entire epidermis and regenerate the skin, layer after layer**. In just 7 days, imperfections are reduced and your skin is visibly healthier.

*In vitro test.
**Upper layers of the epidermis.

The PARABEN-FREE formula is kind, even to sensitive skin. The melting, comfortable texture makes it easy and pleasant to apply for comfort that lasts all day long.

Normaderm Hyluspot

For all the people, who have at least one pimple per month. Finally an advanced weapon against pimples!

1. Protects the pimple from external bacterial over-contamination.

2. Treats the pimple inside.

Hyaluronic acid forms an invisibles film in surface to isolate the pimple from bacterial over-contamination. Deeply, LHA and salicylic acid, dermatological active ingredients treat the pimple.

It is suitable for all skins, even sensitive. A bandage-gel which penetrates quicky. Non shiny, non sticky, non greasy. The hygienic cold applicator targets the pimple and relieves from pain and inflammation.

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Last but not least, we have Cellilux in my July Trove! Should i reveal the price first? (Hahaha) it cost S$78 for 60g! 60g only.. gosh..

Cellilux is a unique company with a truly unique product. Built on the belief that beauty is created with skin that is naturally healthy, they’ve been able to develop a mask that stands out above the rest, providing visible benefits promised by many, but only ever rarely achieved. By harnessing the power of mother nature, natural minerals found in the earth and revoking the use of acids and chemicals.

Cellilux (British Columbia Canada) is the newest way to achieve beautiful skin without any acids or damaging chemicals. The nutrients and rare Glacial water in Cellilux help to reverse damage to your skin and supply the foundation for rebuilding age-defying collagen and elastic, leaving you the smooth, fresh, hydrated, radiant glow of youthful skin renewed.

Cellilux originates a look no other product can give you:

  • Reduce Wrinkles
  • Helps with Acne
  • Close Pores
  • Cleanse naturally
  • Excellent hydration
  • Slows the effects of aging
  • Revives circulation
  • Removes dead skin cells
  • Creates soft silky skin

This is the first time this product is available in the Asia! This same Glacial clay was used in high end Spas in Europe and Japan and was not available to the public. Clients were spending up to two-hundred dollars for just one facial for the silky smooth results they were getting. Now you can have the same results at an affordable price. 

SCIENCE OF CELLILUX

1. Your skin is deeply penetrated through specially structured water for intense hydration.

2. Glacial Minerals detoxify your skin by bringing all of the impurities to its surface.

3. Those same minerals actually work with your DNA, instructing your skin to activate youth-bringing processes such as collagen production. Your skin is revitalized like never before.

4. The gel works as an Exfoliator which is a critical step in maintaining the health of your skin and acquiring a youthful look. The negatively charged minerals ‘The ION Factor’ in the Cellilux draws the positively charged toxins (like a magnet) is what separates Cellilux from all other clays.

How to use? Start by washing skin thoroughly with warm water. Pat skin dry and apply a comprehensive layer of the gel. Keep it on for 20 minutes. Gel should be dry. Use warm water to completely rinse the gel from your skin. Follow up with a spray of chilled water to close your pores and seal in the effects of the gel. Can be used on body as well as face.

Oily skin : 3 times a week.
Dry skin : 2 times a week.
Problem skin: Every 2 days apply once.

WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE

When you first apply, you will notice a tingling sensation which will fades away quickly. It is perfectly normal as our Glacial Gel works into your deepest skin layer and draws out the impurities.

So that’s all for this month’s trove..i think as of now, my fave is the eye makeup remover and Jane Iredale – Because it’s makeup product! least fave would be for Vichy & Physiogel to fight the crown!

See you next post! Adios~

June Trove – Summer Crush

VANITY TIME!! Yey!!!! Sorry this month was a bit late (very late actually!) got my box for almost 2 weeks and now finally i have the time to do up my post~! Busy week~~ Hectic week~~

But that’s not important.. .now let’s see what we have here this month!!!

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A few goodies are already waving at me!!!! Gosh!! Which are the few that hooked your attention!!? (hahaha!)

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BRANDS Inner Shine Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract! i got this essence in my previous trove too! i think it was my August Trove~ i haven try this one but i am sure every bottle taste the same!! hahahaha!! It’s very sweet and yummy (if i did not remember wrongly!)

A little brand history about Brands..

In the early 19th Century, King George IV ‘s flagging health had inspired the Royal Chef, H.W. Brand, to create an essence of chicken beverage to boost His Majesty’s physical condition.

After retiring from the Royal kitchen in 1835, Mr. Brand concocted BRAND’S® Essence of Chicken for commercial sale as food for convalescence and invalids. Renowned in the British Empire, BRAND’S® Essence of Chicken found its way to the Far East in 1920s, and had since gained popularity all over Asia.

Sought after for its wholesome goodness, BRAND’S® Essence of Chicken has since sold over 150 million bottles worldwide, which is more than 2650 Olympic sized swimming pools.

In 2004, BRAND’S® scientific expertise and research led to the launch of BRAND’S® InnerShine®, which unlocks the secrets to nature’s finest ingredients and helps women to care for their beauty needs through superior health nourishment.

BRAND’S® InnerShine® Berry Essence is bursting with the goodness of seven types of premium berries, specially selected from Europe and America. This combination of seven berries is an excellent source of antioxidants, which neutralize harmful free radicals in the body and prevent degeneration of eye cells. It contains Zinc and is fortified with Vitamin A, C & E, providing the required nutrients to benefit ocular health.

Pardon my ignorance.. i always thought BRANDS is a local brand! =X

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Introducing the NEW Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel SPF 30 PA++ that combines a moisturizer and sunscreen in a lightweight gel format. They’ve got you covered – be it from the sun or the dry air conditioned environment.

This Hydro Boost provides long-lasting hydration for soft and supple skin. Together with SPF 30 PA++, it effectively shields skin from photo-damaging UV rays for a lasting, healthy glow.

This should be applied every morning after you use your toner and essence/serum. Make sure to apply it 15-30 minutes before sun exposure! What can be better? one less step to do for my morning rush~!!!

I shall try it sooon and keep you guys posted again! ^_^

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Touch In Sol Pure Dew Water Drop BB Cream

This BB Cream is covered with moisturized through bursting waterful capsule when rolling on your skin. It is safe to use on sensitive and trouble skin with SKIN FILM SYSTEM for the excellent calming skin. With W/S Type and water proof , it long last from sweat and water for all day long. Water radiance textures, bright color and excellent coverage for skin flaw but also features gorgeous skin radiance through water holding system. 3D Matrix Nature Moisturizer is intense and long-lasting moisturization without greasy.

Receiving this makes me feels young!! Touch In Sol core target audience are ladies 20 to early 30s..

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Kerastase Elixir Ultime!! Their first versatile beautifying treament enriched with a complex of four precious oils. Maize, Argan, Camellia and Pracaxi oils combine to create a luxurious Elixir for all hair types.

The alchemy of four precious oils to beautify hair A new legend is born, the secret of magnificent looking hair is revealed! With a few drops of Elixir Ultime hair feels silky and weightless, as if transformed. Applied before cleansing, hair feels instantly nourished & applied before styling, hair feels incredibly supple and protected.

If you ask me, i think this is the best hair oil I’ve used so far!! Because this hair oil comes at the right time! Recently i did a perm aand it caused my hair to be super duper dry and frizzy! It feels as if my hair is gone crazy~!! (okay, i exaggerate a bit..) It’s only the hair ends that i can’t stand it… Partly because i cant wash my hair… i feel even more troubled! BUT suddenly i remember i have this hair oil, i immediately pull it out from my stash and start using it!

1st impression, eew.. oil~

2nd impression, hmm~ *deep breath* nice fragrance!

3rd impression, Wow.. my hair.. is… O_O cured!! (omg, like so drama!)

But it actually did help to makes my hair more touchable now and less frizzy tooo! No more like merlion! LOL!! My hair have a healthy shine (not OILY shine!) and looks/feels better condition! i can’t help it to keep applying after every few hours cuz the scent is sooo nice!

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Astalift! This is not my first Atsalift… but.. i cant seems to recall what i’ve used.. hmmm~ So what to we have here??

We have a sample bottle of the Jelly Aquarysta & Essence Destiny!

Jelly Aquarysta: The epitome of all ASTALIFT’s products – Jelly Aquarysta, is a unique anti-ageing phenomenon for every woman. The uniquely named Aquarysta is derived from AQUA and CRYSTAL, which symbolises the light as water texture of the clear jelly, and the crystal-clear, moisturised skin it brings.

It is the first product to be used right after cleansing / washing in your daily skincare regime, and before lotion and emulsion (It’s a Pre-Lotion Serum). This extraordinary revolutionary skincare formula targets visible signs of premature ageing: dark spots, lines and dull skin, delivering visibly younger, more luminous and ‘replumped’ skin.

Essence Destiny: Formulated with high concentrations of nano-Astaxanthin, nano-Lycopene, highly-permeable Resveratrol, Royal Jelly, skin firming Elastin and Collagen to effectively deliver anti-ageing goodness deep into the skin.

Use regularly (like your usual essence) to feel the bounce and suppleness on skin. See your skin return with vigour and enjoy luminescent skin.

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3 samples from Apivita!! A cleanser, a face mask & a sun screen for oily-combination skin!

How many have heard Apivita btw?? I think its quite common in US isn’t it?? (or is it not??)

APIVITA was born in 1979, and was the first natural cosmetics company in Greece. Its sources of inspiration are: the society and the products of the bee, the rich Greek nature and the holistic approach of Hippocrates. The name `APIVITA` means the life of the bee and it stems from the Latin words APIS (bee) and VITA (life). APIVITA`s name reflects identity and our philosophy for an organized, productive and sustainable development modeled as the society of the bee. Our logo is inspired by the Bees of Malia, a rare piece of Minoan jewelry from the 18th-17th century BC. The two bees, together, form a union, symbolizing fertility and harmony. They are also surrounded by an open circle which represents the lyre of Apollo, symbolizing devotion, sustainable development and belief in ancient Greek culture.

Light Texture Face Cream for Oily – Combination Skin SPF30: 83% natural ingredients

  • High protection with SPF 30 and UVA 17
  • Offers effective protection against UVA and UVB radiation with photostable combination of sun filters and sea lavender
  • Helps regulate skin oiliness and offers matte effect with propolis, licorice, horse chestnut, vitamins B3 and B7
  • Protects against photoageing and free radicals with propolis, sea lavender, lycopene and vitamin E
  • Enhances skin defense and maintains skin’s natural moisture with sea lavender and panthenol

Exclusive innovation: APIVITA replaces water in the suncare range with organic green tea infusion to enhance the antioxidant action of the products (protection from premature aging and free radicals).

Excludes synthetic ingredients that may pose harmful effects to your health and the environment. Free of Parabens, Alcohol, Silicones, Mineral Oil, Propylene Glycol, Ethanolamines, Colorants, Phthalates, PCM, NM!

How to use: Apply the product before sun exposure. Apply sufficient quantity* (2mg/cm2). Re-apply frequently to maintain protection, especially after perspiring, swimming or towelling. Reducing this quantity will significantly lower the level of protection. Avoid long exposure to the sun, even if using a sunscreen. Keep babies and young children out of direct sunlight. Over-exposure to the sun can present a serious threat to health.

*half of a teaspoon for the face

  • It is suggested for oily and combination skins
  • Ideal for men’s skin

Deep Cleansing Mask: 89% natural ingredients

  • Cleans deeply, removes excess of sebum and tightens the pores
  • Rejuvenates the skin, leaving it soft and radiant
  • Ideal for oily, combination skin types, for men and teenagers

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, Silicone, Propylene glycol!

How to use: Apply a generous layer evenly onto cleansed face. Leave on for 10 minutes and then rinse off well with water. Use weekly 1- 2 times or as often as needed depending on your skin type.

Purifying Tonic Lotion for Oily/Combination Skin: 98% natural ingredients

  • Natural cleansing agents remove dirt and excess oil without drying the skin
  • Propolis offers mild antiseptic and antioxidant action
  • Citrus tones and refreshes skin while juniper essential oil offers rejuvenation
  • Lemon and tea tree essential oils regulate oil secretion and offer a matte look

Exclusive innovation: APIVITA replaces water in the facecleansing 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 SLES, SLS, Mineral Oil, Parabens, Silicones and Propylene Glycol.

How to use: Gently massage daily onto damp face and neck. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.

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ULTIMATE COLLA-GEN!! Wah.. One i’ve been waiting for~!!!

Ultimate Colla-gen is developed and blended in Korea according to stringent Korean good manufacturing practices (GMP) regulations for health supplements.

√ Korea’s No.1 preferred Collagen.

√ Ultimate Colla-gen offers Korean nano molecular collagen derived 100% from fish scales & laboratory tested to be more than 50% smaller than other commercial brands, ensuring efficacious absorption & utilization by the body.

√ Available in 2 formulations GOLD- for nurturing Bones and Joints and PLUS- for nurturing Skin, Hair and Nails.

√ Each sachet is only 38Kcal and contains 5,000mg Nano Collagen plus 6 other nutrients.

√ Halal certified in Korea, Ultimate Colla-gen taste light and refreshing on its own with no fishy after taste.

√ Ultimate Colla-gen is developed and blended in Korea according to stringent Korean good manufacturing practices (GMP) regulations for health supplements.

√ No preservatives. No trace metals. No sugar. No empty promises.

√ Produced in GMP environment – a compulsory standard enforced by US FDA.

√ Packed into individual sachets, convenient and hygienic.

Empty one sachet of Ultimate Colla-gen into a glass of cool water or juice, mix well and drink. For people taking medication, it is preferable to leave a 2-hour period between Ultimate Colla-gen and any medication. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please seek medical advice before taking Ultimate Colla-gen.

Taste good or not?? let me try a pack tomorrow and keep you guys posted!!

Update on 26th June 2013:

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Drinking my first pack today! pretty excited.. The fact that it’s not slimming powder makes me feel that it’s gona taste better! Lots better!

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When pouring the powder, you can already smell the mild sweetness and you know this is gona taste good! It totally smells like those Vitamin C tablets (ie: Redoxon perhaps) or even Eno Fruit Salt.. 

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The powder turns pink when u pour it into your drink (or juice) but its not gona change your drink color.. so dun worry! Overall, i think it’s pretty yummy and may taste better if you actually added it into juice than plain water. Plain water is tasteless and this powder does not taste as sweet as what you are smelling..

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Lexus & Collagen drink is my breakfast for today!!

So that’s all for today! This is a relatively short post, short as in i did not do much review but will update them once i get to use any of the product!! Stay tune!

Oh and…. i mentioned i did a perm last week right?? Here’s my new look!

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*This pic is greatly edited by iPhone app just because i looked too worn out! But the perm is great!! You can visit Athens facebook page HERE or their webpage HERE!! Will update my experience soon! =D

August Trove – Rocket Science

Ah ha! It’s time again for the once a month thingy!! Ah.. Don’t worry! It’s not menses time.. It’s Vanity Trove time!!!

This month’s trove was a bit late.. And with the courier service “mis-delivery” it’s even later.. What actually happen? Ah.. Long story.. But since u insist to know, I will share a bit! (hahahaha!!)

VT had announced (on FB) that trove will be late but will still be arriving bef Aug! I’m waiting with my neck longer than giraffe’s! And on 31st morning, while I was out in the morning, the courier came! Shucks!! Y no call me!?

I called courex back to arrange for re-delivery anytime that day as I’ll be home WHOLE DAY! But they said the earliest date for re-delivery is 2Aug! Man~~! At the same time I checked w them izit a norm that courier guy not calling bef delivery? And guess wat, they said only upon request then they will call bef delivery.. (thn wat’s e diff w this courier and Singpost Registered Mail??) So I decided to drop VT an email.. With VT’s reply I’m sure we think alike! Courex should call before delivery! That is the norm! What is Mr. Courex (i’m not mentioning name but I’m keeping the delivery notification w his name) doing?? Where is the good service courex USED TO have??

Sigh…..

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Anyway, here’s my trove! Kinda weird to see a pack of sth taped outside the Trove.. Did they forgot to put it in or was it an extra due to the delay??
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Plenty of fun stuff!!! Quite happy with this month’s trove as it doesn’t have facial foam, toner & moisturizer anymoreeee!! Yippie!!

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Here here!!! The culprit that makes this trove soo heavy!! Hahaha!! Brands Innershine Essence!! One grape seed extract and one prune!

Just tried the grape seed extract.. WAH !! I feel as if I will hv diabetic on the spot! Hahahah!! So sweet so thick!! But the aftertaste is so yummy! Hahaha… A lil sourish but not to the extend u will goes >_

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Here is the apple of my eye!! This shower gel smell sooooooo nice! It made mi feel like I’m showering in some 5 stars hotel!!! I used it this morning and I can still sense the fragrance lingering around mi when I’m in office for almost half a day already!! If it is cost effective, I might consider getting a regular size!?? Hiak hiak hiak!!! Heartz!!

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Next next!! Eye therapy mask~ planned to try it tmr… Shall update over the weekend!! ^^V

UPDATE on 11 August 2012: here’s my very late update!! finally got my chance to use this eye mask last weeeek..!

 

Generous serum in a pack.. might not see it in my pic.. but its really der, just that the angle i took my pic is… ya BAD! 

 

The mask.. It’s a one whole pcs thingy!! now even the neglected area get some nourish!! hahaha.. i’m not sure to say its good or it’s bad.. 

Good because i feel less tired aft the masking session. i dono izit because i just took a power nap of 10mins or because it really makes mi feel better.. HAHA! & bad because other than that i don’t feel anything special..

Probably other type of mask may be better for mi.. geez~!

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Well well.. Here’s Origins anti aging serum!! Shall I keep this for myself or gv to mama?? Hmm…

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Can u guess what’s this without mi telling u?? It took mi half a min to figure it out! HAHAHAHAH!! I was still wondering if it’s some mask or something.. Who would guess oxypad is really a PAD!?!??

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I….. struggle quite some time to finally decided to keep (post) this pic.. I will not open to show u as I mite be gvn warning for posting not suitable pic!! Lolx! This pack includes a regular day pad and 2 pantyliner?

It is said to have color warning ‘function’!! If the appears to be yellowish/greenish brown, u shd consult a gynae. If its pure yellow, u’re normal. Cool? U decide!

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Pure Beauty Bon Voyage Essential eye cream! I think my mom will love mi for sharing this with her!! She love this eye cream!! I had got this too from previous special trove!! The mild rose scent is really attractive!!

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This is Majorlica Majorca Eye Reset gel a.k.a. eye makeup remover.. this is good.. almost works the same like my Biore Jelly makeup remover. Just that this is specially for eye area.

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Just a little bit like this, smaller then 10c coin, i can remove my eyeliner (waterproof gel liner from Kate)..

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PLEASE! pardon my *uncensored* untrimmed brow! i waiting for it to grow so that i can visit Erabelle! LOL!! (You’ll find out why Erabelle soon!)

Here.. see.. my eyeliner is gone without much effort.. Its a good eye makeup remover IMO. but since i already have my Biore jelly makeup remover, which can remove waterproof eye makeup too, i don’t see a point in why should i purchase this. But if u are those who needs specifically EYE makeup removal, i will recommend you to get it.. It’s quick and easy!

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SAMPAR!!! one of the featured items in August VT!

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Seriously… I’m clueless in how to use them and what to do with them!! gosh~!! probably i can bring it down to the counter one day and check with them.. hearing them explain is better than reading from web!!

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And they include a 1-minute quick fix session that comes w a complimentary mini Glamour Shot Eyes. I wonder if i can bring a friend down with me to experience this.. hmm.. but i know Origins can!!

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Here’s my Origins  Mini Facial treat!! hmm it’s stated that exclusive for VT Member.. but i think what they meant was only the 1-day supply of Plantscription anti-aging duo. WHY? see below…

This mini facial is actually free – at all time! Above info was cropped from their official site.. anyone can just head down to Origins store for your mini facial if you had booked your appointment. So i guess it ain’t really that exclusive afterall.. (-___-)

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Next! here’s my Erabelle Erabrow Design promo voucher.. it’s almost 40% off..? so why not take this chance to drop by and experience the “everybody-say-good” brow trimming!

Other than these vouchers, VT also included a Zalora discount code for us.. 🙂

That’s all?? Of cuz not!! Remember there’s a Vanity treats by Watsons when u share some post by VT? Well.. Here’s the treat!!

• Neutrogena Deep Clean Brightening Mulberry Foaming Scrub
• Bioré Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover
• Skin 79 BB Cream

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Now this is Neutrogena Deep Clean Brightening Mulberry Foaming Scrub!!! Tried it this evening. Hmm.. Seems quite mild? Feels like another foaming scrub, nth too special.. 🙂 but good to be able to try it..

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Now this Biore Makeup remover ain’t something new to me.. Tried it preciously in one of the VT special edition trove and had bought a regular size one.. If u hvn try this, I’m telling u, YOU SHOULD! this is mad heaven!! See my previous post HERE and see how I fall in love with it!!!

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Skin 79 BB Cream I’m sure is nth new to u.. I wun elaborate much on this as I trust that you have at least used once or twice of this BB cream before.. Probably samples or from qoo10?

In short, Skin 79 have great BB Cream but I’m still loving my Ettusais one! Heee!!

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Alright.. summary of this month’s trove? LOVE! in fact i prefer this month’s. Tho last month is all about atas brand but giving my sth branded yet not useful to me seems pretty useless. (wah.. wat am i saying?) But its still good to have them as i can hold on to them till the day i ran out of any products (toner/moisturizer/facial foam) i can just grab one and try it!

Now that we’ve seen all i’ve got in Aug Trove.. If you are keen in getting one for yourself or ur friend, feel free to click this LINK to subscribe/order.. August trove is still available but at a higher price (SGD30) now as it’d revealed and is consider batch 2. But nonetheless, Sept Troves are open for pre-oder at SGD25!!!! Grab yours now~!

Let’s look fwd to September’s FALL IN LOVE!!

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