Learn Flower Hacks And Basic Floristry At A Better Florist’s Flower Jamming Session

Hello everyone, sorry for the short hiatus as i was so caught up with work and life recently! This week was extremely rough and i am that weekend is here so that i can let go and unwind! My Saturday morning started off well with the flower delivery from A Better Florist and doing TAWG.

Weekends are the ideal time to  tackle stress, relax and recharge for a new week ahead! However, many of us bust it by running so many errands, repaying sleep debt or watching dramas till the wee hours. If you want to feel refreshed and unwind by Sunday night, one should learn to strike a balance with eating, relaxing, sleeping, socializing, engage in activities (while picking up a new skill) and exercising~

If you are looking for something fun and therapeutic this weekend, why not learn floristry hacks and professional flower arrangement so you can personalize bouquets for your loved ones! A Better Florist is opening its doors every Saturday for its weekly Flower Jam Session. Whether you’re looking for fun date activities, quality time with the family or searching for a new hobby—we’ve got you covered. This few weeks’ jam sessions will focus on succulents and Australian wild flowers. The plump and hardy succulents are excellent alternatives to the usual filler flowers for their interesting texture and appearance.

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The renewed interest in the flower industry has forced old-fashioned brick and mortar flower shops to keep up with the times not only in terms of cost, but also the overall presentation and packaging. Up your floral game by learning the basics in floristry, including modern floral arrangements and flower care.

Flower bouquets and fresh-cut flowers are no longer just luxury purchases or limited to special occasions. They are now slowly being incorporated into interior designs and apartment living. The good news is, the proliferation of online florists in Singapore have made blooming your house even easier by catering to all your floral needs. Fresh flowers and succulents help remind urbanites of the lush outdoors in an increasingly tech-saturated and artificial environment. Through floral subscriptions, you can get quality and in season flowers at affordable prices. So add some life and warmth to drab and dull rooms by blooming your home with beautiful flower displays.

By participating in A Better Florist flower jam sessions, even cheap flowers can be transformed into classy décor and luxurious bouquets. Come and learn from one of the talented team of florists on how to bring more beauty and more joy into this world. Enjoy a special rate of only $40 per person (for the first 3 sign-ups).

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So do come down and join the flower jam sessions every Saturday. It will be a full-filled and therapeutic Saturday when you go home  with some wild blooms and even bigger smiles. Sign up here to secure your slots. 🙂

Are You Choosing The Right Anti-Aging Skincare Products For Your Age?

Have you seen the movie – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button back in 2009? To summarize, this movie talks about Benjamin’s bizarre and extraordinary life-story as he ages backwards and live his life ‘aging in reverse’.. When he is born, he suffers from several aging diseases and has to live his child-hood in his eighties while he becomes younger when he gets older with time…

As i’m already in my 30s, how i wish i can lead my life-like Benjamin whereby I will look younger when i gets older.. Sad to say, i cannot stop the signs of aging and the best i can do is to age gracefully…. Sooner or later, everyone faces issues with skin sagging and stretching, making you look older than you actually are. While it is often from aging, other factors pre-age such as smoking, over exposure to the sun, and environmental toxins. The good news is that you aren’t powerless in the fight against aging. To fight against aging signs, you can choose between dermatological procedures and skincare solution.

Although undergoing dermatological procedures like botox, IPL and laser can bring instant results, it can be really costly to maintain it on a long-term basis. There are many skincare products in the market that will fight signs on aging but you will start wondering if it works or is it suitable for your age group?

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Today, i will be sharing more 3 different product ranges from L’Oreal Paris to target anti-aging for different age groups! Many people like myself know that we have to start using anti-aging products when they hit 25. However, we often find it difficult in choosing the right product to use, mainly also due to the fact that there are so many offerings in the market but not many communicate on the age group suitability. I’m not an exception as i always have the misconception that anti-aging products are too rich products for young skin!. Hence, in this blog post, i would like to give my readers a better understanding on what to look out for and what are the products available.

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Revitalift Laser Day Cream (for 25+), Revitalift Dermalift Day Cream (for 40+) and Age Perfect Cream (for 50+).

Are you choosing the right skincare products for your age?

Research on Asian women established that our skin renewal starts to slow down from age 25 revealing early signs of aging. With age, skin’s firmness, smoothness, moisture and radiance deteriorate year on year; tailor-made solutions are required to target the unique skin issues faced by women of different ages. L’Oréal Paris, the number 1 anti-aging brand worldwide, offers tailor-made anti-aging solutions to target the specific skin issues faced at different ages. With these tailor-made anti-aging solution, you can now take control of the age of your skin from as young as 25!

L’Oreal’s tailor-made anti-aging solutions to target the specific skin issues faced at different ages:

For the 25+, L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Laser X 3 mimics the effects of a laser treatment to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkle.. After years of intensive research, L’Oreal Paris laboratories came out with this anti-aging skincare inspired by dermatological procedures. This skincare range contains concentrated powerful anti-aging active Pro-Xylane to provide triple action (Resurface, Correct Wrinkles & Replump) to improve skin’s quality.. This range contains 3% highly concentrated Pro-Xylane and it is proven to be able to correct wrinkles,  reduces fine lines, reduce pores visibility, increase skin smoothness and re-plump skin to increase elasticity.

Pro-Xylane is a naturally-derived ingredient from the beech wood plant. By penetrating the extra-cellular matrix that supports skin structure, Pro-Xylane can restore skin’s overall health and suppleness

L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 is formulated for the young skin and this range promises to bring about visible efficacy of skin quality transformation. It targets lines, pores and skin roughness.

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Do you know that dehydrated skin will accelerate skin aging as the skin’s nature defense weakens which then lead to premature aging. Hence, the use of suitable moisturizer is a MUST to guard skin against aging 24/7.

For younger skin, the L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 New Skin Anti-Aging Day Cream has
an innovative and effective triple action* formula that reduces fine lines and pore size, replumps skin and refines skin texture.

*3% concentrated Pro Xylane: A molecule of natural origin sourced from Beechwood which is an extremely powerful anti-ageing molecule to stimulate and strengthen the support fibres of the skin. LHA gently exfoliates to reveal a smooth and even skin tone and Adenosine boosts synthesis of collagen for a more younger looking skin. 

At night, the L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 Night Cream-Mask will promote and accelerate skin’s rejuvenating power while you sleep. On top of skin rejuvenation, this Night Cream-Mask will help to correct lines, renews skin and minimizes pores. Like the day cream, the night cream-mask contains 3% PRO-XYLANE to improves skin density and plumpness and helps reduce lines and LHA to smoothens pores.

I have incorporated the L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 New Skin Anti-Aging Day Cream into my current skincare regime. I like the classy glass red tub packaging and the day cream has a rich creamy texture and it has a distinctive floral scent. Although the texture of the day cream is on the concentrated side, it gets absorbed into my skin rapidly without leaving behind any shiny film. It doesn’t irritate or sting my sensitive skin – no redness after application. It leaves my skin soft, smooth, dewy and well moisturized. There’s no trace of tightness even spending long hours in the office and skin is less oily at the end of the day~ I have skin which clogs very easily but i’m happy to say that the Revitalift Laser x 3 doesn’t cause congestion! Definitely suitable for 25+ to the 30+!

For 40+ years old, the L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Dermalift range is inspired by the self-healing process of Centella Asiatica (renowned for its repairing properties) help to fights signs of aging in 8 key zones to restore youthful skin. The potent combination of anti-aging actives repair, regenerate and fight the signs of aging from within.

Centella Asiatica is also widely used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, with a long history of wide-ranging medical applications. It treats skin issues, wounds, burns and bruises because of its ability to increase the synthesis of collagen, and restore tissue firmness and elasticity, improving skin appearance and comfort. It also improves the tensile strength of newly formed skin and inhibits scarring. Because the healing process involves skin regeneration, it is a great source of inspiration to combat aging signs and with repairing power for optimal anti-aging efficacy. Besides Centella Asiatica, the L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Dermalift also works in promoting anti-Wrinkle & Firmness with the Dermalift Technology and Pro-Retinol A to actively repair, regenerate and fight the signs of aging from within.

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Previously, my mother in law had tried some of the products from this range and here’s her review of the Revitalift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Night Cream.

Revitalift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Night Cream helps to fight wrinkles and improve skin’s firmness with breakthrough Dermalift technology from L’Oréal Paris to stimulate skin’s natural lifters, to help skin regain its elasticity and firmness. Combined with Pro-Retinal A to help visibly reduce wrinkles and it also stimulates skin’s regeneration so you will wake up to hydrated, supplier and youthful looking skin.

Skin cell renewal and skin rejuvenation will be at its peak at night it is recommended to use this cream at night to achieve the best results. Like many night cream, it comes with a glass tub which my MIL don’t really like it as she must dip her fingers in to get the product. I have told her to use a spatula to prevent contamination.

The night Cream is creamy in texture and has a slight fragrance. My MIL applied this night cream after applying the essence and she’s also using it on her neck. Texture wise, the night cream is rich but it doesn’t leave a heavy / greasy after feel. She told me the feeling is good after she applied both products on as it keep her skin well-moisturized and her skin did not feel tight despite sleeping in an air-conditioner room. When she washes her face the next day, her skin doesn’t feel so tight and is noticeably softer. After using both products for 2 weeks, her skin has a nice glow and it looks much healthier. Not to mention, it is much brighter and youthful (not so dull & haggard looking).

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L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Range is formulated for the 50+ which promotes skin rejuvenation for mature skin. As skin becomes older and more fragile, it becomes more and more difficult to keep skin hydrated. Dehydrated skin feels dry and thin and can leave the complexion grey and dull leaving skin looking less radiant. L’Oréal Paris laboratories have formulated Age Perfect to help rejuvenate skin so that we can age gracefully. Proven science tested by leading skincare experts and scientists worldwide, captured in luxurious textures for a sumptuous skincare experience.

The Age Perfect skin care line for mature skin includes cleansers, serums, creams, and lotions, so you can get anti-aging benefits in every step of your skincare routine. Everything from the Age Perfect cleansing foam to the lotion, cream, help reduce the effects of aging and restore healthy skin.

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The star product of the Age Perfect Range is the Age Perfect Supreme Regenerating Cream which provides luxurious nourishment for complete anti-aging care. This luxurious moisturizer is formulated with antioxidant Natecium, extracted from Bitter Orange, and precious Seal Lily (aka Lys De Mer) that boosts skin resistance to daily aggressors. The rich silky balm instantly smoothens the skin and delivers intense replenishment. Day after day, skin appears renewed, vibrant and full of life. Will be passing this regenerating cream to my dearest mummy to help care for her mature skin. 🙂

Psst, the Age Perfect Range will make a good gift for your mum for the upcoming Mother’s Day! 

I hope the information above is useful in helping you determine which anti-aging skincare range is suitable for your age group. 🙂 The Revitalift Laser X 3,  Revitalift Dermalift and Age Perfect ranges are available at all leading Watsons, Guardian, Unity stores and major super/hyper markets.

* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from L’Oreal Paris’s presskit and website

Eat’s so easy to be camera-ready with Ceramiracle True Bright Skin Brightening Supplement

Hello everyone~!  Hope you had a good rest during the long weekend! 🙂 It has been 4 months post surgery and i’m glad that i can stop taking the course of medication. While on medication, it has brought about unpleasant side effects and one of the major side effect would be increased oil secretion! As you know, breakouts and blackheads will come hand in hand when skin is oily.. As a result, i have to battle with patchy skin and post acne pigmentation. 😦

Recently, Ceramiracle has sent me their newly launched breakthrough product TRUE BRIGHT Skin Brightening Supplement. This beauty capsule nurtures camera-ready radiant and even looking skin so one will always be at your photogenic best. Sounds like what i need to fade away dull skin and acne marks! 🙂

If you are new to the brand, Ceramiracle is an award-winning nutricosmetics brand based in the USA and specializes in anti-aging skincare solutions. Ceramiracle means the miracle of ceramides and this new nutricosmetic brand features a premium and advance anti-ageing formula featuring two patented ingredients backed by four clinical studies. It includes patented Phytofloral tomato extract, phytoceramides and a proprietary botanical complex. It contains no gluten, sugar and dairy. It made its debut in July 2015 with its bestseller First Light Ceramides Skin Supplement and Inv-Sun Skin Defense Supplement in March 2016.

In 2017, Ceramiracle is proud to launch its latest product, True Bright Skin Brightening Supplement, a revolutionary one a day formula to nurture camera-ready radiant looking skin. Every capsule of True Bright Skin Brightening Supplement contains a proprietary botanical complex comprising sakura (cherry blossom) extract, colorless carotenoids from tomato, olive hydroxytyrosol and other synergistic ingredients to help your skin be at its photogenic best. With regular consumption, it will bring about skin benefits like cleaner & brighter skin, even skin tone, reduce pigmentation and camera ready radiant skin.

True Bright Skin Brightening Supplement is a uniquely formulated one capsule a day oral skin brightening supplement containing naturally derived and nature-identical ingredients – Sakura (cherry blossom) extract, colorless carotenoids from tomato, olive hydroxytyrosol and other synergistic ingredients. These key ingredients that have been clinically researched for their respective efficacies.

Sakura Flower Extract: clinically shown to lower AGEs (advanced glycation end-products), boost collagen levels and keep skin firm, soft and smooth.

Olive leaf Extract: contains hydroxytyrosol – a powerful antioxidant known to reduce fine lines and wrinkles assists in skin lightening.

Colorless Carotenoids: help to brighten and even skin tone by direct inhibition of melanin synthesis.

L-cysteine and Vitamin C: clinically proven to enhance hydroxytyrosol’s inhibitory melanin production effect.

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It is recommended to take 1 capsule daily, preferably in the day after food with at least 8 glasses of water daily as adequate hydration can improve the efficacy of True Bright Skin Brightening Supplement. True Bright Skin Brightening Supplement is suitable for women and men over the age of 18 and it is a food supplement designed for long-term incorporation to your daily diet. True Bright Skin Brightening Supplement is 100% vegetarian and it contains no sweeteners, flavorings nor preservatives, gluten, dairy and sugar.

To get rid of my post acne marks, i can rely on laser or brightening skincare products but sad to say that the above are not recommended for my sensitive skin. Hence, i can only turn to supplements to achieve the results that i want. True Bright Skin Brightening Supplement comes in capsule form which makes it easier to swallow and to consume. There’s no weird after-taste and for people with weak gastric, it is better to take it after meal. Two weeks since i have incorporated it as part of my supplement intake, i do observed that my skin is brighter and more even. Skin is also more firm and bouncy to the touch. I’m not sure if it is the change of skincare products or the incorporation of this supplements that attitudes to cleaner skin and lesser clogged pores. But i’m glad that the combination is working well hand in hand to give me healthier skin. As for post acne marks, i guess i must be more patient for it to fade totally.

True Bright Skin Brightening Supplement is available on Ceramiracle.com, Watsons and Amazon and it retails at $109 per bottle (30 Capsules).

* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from Ceramiracle’s Presskit and website

Combating Black Heads & Oily Skin with RAS Black Magic Blackheads Clearing Gel

Hello everyone~! Having to take medication after my surgery has brought about unpleasant side effects~ One of the major side effect that i have experienced from the medication would be increased oil secretion! As you know, breakouts and blackheads will come hand in hand when skin is oily. Besides going for facial at closer interval, i have to dig into my stash for products that will help to prevent black heads and clogged pores in between facials. Inside my stash, i have found the Black Magic Blackheads Clearing Gel from Reveal A Secret (RAS) which will help me achieve smooth and healthy skin.

Do you know that RAS is a home-grown affordable skincare brand that is committed to meet the demands of everyday skincare concerns by enhancing one’s confidence and providing solutions for every individual of all ages. Trusted to help skin regain its lustre and beauty, RAS will boost the esteem of one’s self with its specially created nature-inspired products.

Black Magic Blackheads Clearing Gel is created to address oily skin woe so that it will regain back its smoothness, radiance and youthfulness. Formulated with a unique concoction, the gel is made from natural plant-based active ingredients that aim to improve one’s skin when it is used as part of the daily skincare regime. The continued usage of this product promises to get rid of all the little blackheads and deliver a beautiful and clear complexion.

Black Magic Blackheads Clearing Gel contains Witch Hazel Extract and this key ingredient is proven to possess countless benefits for the skin such as controlling oil secretion and impurities, help ease redness and irritation. It also contains important ingredients such as Tea Tree Oil and Lemon extract to soothe and minimise pores size. This unique blend also acts as a natural exfoliate that softens and cleanse clogged pores, gently eliminates, reduces and prevents blackheads and whiteheads.

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Witch Hazel is a natural extract derived from bark, leaves and twigs of the Hamamelis virginiana plant. It helps soothe and calm down angered pores. It contains large quantity of tannins that have an astringent effect to help tighten up the pores.

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Tea Tree Oil is derived by distilling the leaves of the Australian Melaleuca alternifolia tree. This warm, aromatic essential oil penetrates quickly into pores and is beneficial for blackheads-prone skin. The indigenous Bundjalung people of eastern Australia use it as a traditional medicine by inhaling the oil from the crushed leaves to treat cough and cold. They also sprinkle leaves on wounds, after which a poultice is applied. In addition, tea tree leaves are soaked to make an infusion to treat sore throat or skin ailments.

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Lemon extract is derived from the fruit of the lemon tree. It helps tonify oily skin by reducing oil, while the natural AHA (citric acid) helps clear complexion by safely exfoliating dead skin cells found on the surface.

To enjoy the best benefit, it is recommended to use the Black Magic Blackheads Clearing Gel after cleansing and toning twice daily. Because i have very oily skin, i’m applying it on my entire face after the use of toner and then followed up with my moisturizer. If you have blackheads only on your T-zone area (lucky you!), you can just apply a thin layer on affected areas. Black Magic Blackheads Clearing Gel has a gel-ish texture and its light formula makes it very suitable for oily skin. It doesn’t have any adverse effect on oily sensitive skin like mine (No redness / stinging sensation) during use as it does NOT contain parabens, artificial fragrance and colourant. Previously i was using a similar product from Bliv but this works the same at a fraction of the price. Black Magic Blackheads Clearing Gel doesn’t feels oily nor heavy on skin and it gets absorbed into the skin fast so that i can apply subsequent products quickly. When it came into contact with skin, skin felt refreshed and soothed~ A personal tip, you can put this in the fridge for an extra cooling sensation during application. 🙂 Because this is product has mattifying effect, it is important to apply moisturizer as such product tends to be drying to skin. With such combination, i find that my skin doesn’t oils up that much and the pores on my nose area appeared to be smaller (Since it is not so congested). It doesn’t take long to see the results and i’m definitely happy to see that it works so well in keeping my oily skin clear + healthy.

Enjoy the splendour of nature with RAS and indulge in skincare that is both natural and affordable. RAS takes you on a journey of discovery to reveal the secret gems found on earth. Apart from Black Magic blackheads clearing gel, RAS will be launching more skincare products in the second quarter of 2017.

RAS Black Magic blackheads clearing gel retails at $29 and is available at all Sa Sa outlets in Singapore and Online (Shipping is available world-wide) 

* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from RAS’s Presskit and website

Addressing Sensitive Oily Skin with Mettler 1929 Swiss Skincare Products~

Hello everyone. As you know, my battle against acne has been a long, depressing and tedious process. To curb the condition, i had subjected my skin to plenty of aesthetic treatments and medications that resulted in bad sensitive skin. Currently, i’m still battling with skin sensitivity which turns red, patchy and heats up very easily~  Especially when i’m feeling very stressed up, my sensitive skin will turn very weak (poor resilience) which brings about other skin issues like increased sebum secretion and breakouts!~

I have been going for regular facial which put acne breakouts in control~ However, sensitive oily skin is not something that is easy to treat so in between facial, i have to maintain it with products~ Recently, Mettler1929 has sent me some of their products for review which targets sensitive oily skin. I’m new to this brand but do you know that Mettler1929 has been around for more than 85 years and specializes in skincare, haircare and bodycare! Mettler1929 products is 100% Swiss and 100% vegan, using high quality natural ingredients, parabens free and no animal testing.

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Mettler1929 is a truly Swiss traditional beauty brand based on the company’s expertise since 1929 and has the presence in Switzerland, London, Hongkong, Macau, Taiwan, greater China, Dubai, Vietnam and Singapore. Mettler develop and produce face, skin, hair and body-care products which include up to 85% natural ingredients / plant extracts and 100% vegan formulations. All ingredients are formulated are skin loving, gentle and potent and has been lab tested suitable for sensitive skin. Mettler will be good for consumers who are looking for a more natural vegan alternative which will benefit their skin.

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To customize for my sensitive oily skin, Mettler has sent me a combination of products from their Purifying and Sensitive Skin Line. Will be sharing on how the toner, serum and moisturizer fare after putting them to good use for the past 2 weeks. 🙂

Purifying Line

Mainly known for its astrigent, antioxidant and antiseptic properties, hamamelis is used by aboriginals to treat their skin naturally. Mettler Purifying Line combines Hamamelis with a blend of targeted active ingredients in Mettler Purifying line for direct action on impurities and blemishes.

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Referred to the ‘Skin-Tree’ by Mayan healers, minosa is highly recommended for cosmetic treatments. As early as the 10th century, mimosa was applied to wounds and burns to alleviate pain and rapidly heal the skin. Skincare properties of mimosa used in Mettler Sensitive Skin Line offer protection from free radicals, stimulate cell renewals, regenerate and repair the epidermis.

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In the past, i have the misconception that toner isn’t necessary but do you know that the use of toner is actually the 2nd part of the cleansing process.. Occasionally, you might not be cleansing your face properly with your facial cleanser and toner will help to remove residues. Secondly, toner is able to help the valuable ingredients of your subsequent skincare products gets absorbed and processed more effectively. In addition, toner can include antioxidants, astringents, calming anti-inflammatory or soothing ingredients hence the additional add-on will better benefit skin.

Toner is something i cannot do without for many years and it is important that my toner has to be able to fight against impurities yet stays gentle my skin. Mettler Detox Impurities Purifying Lotion is a purifying toning lotion specially formulated to eliminate impurities, comedones and all traces of makeup from the face for a fresh, bright complexion. Suitable for all skin types, particularly combination to oily skin. Sounds like what my sensitive oily skin needs as part of effective cleansing process~

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Mettler Detox Impurities Purifying Lotion contains key Ingredients like Salicylic Acid, Cinnamon Bark Extract, Vitamin C, Plantago Lanceolata Leaf Extract, Vitamin E, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract and Hamamelis Virginiana Leaf Water..

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As mentioned, the use of toner is important as it is considered as part of cleansing to remove residues like excess oil and dead skin cells left behind on skin after using a facial wash. Mettler Detox Impurities Purifying Lotion contains Hamamelis is known as Witch Hazel that has antiseptic and astringent properties that clears up acne and excess oil, tightening pores and promotes healing. It also contains another powerful natural ingredient, Plantago Leaf to fight against acne and has anti-inflammation properties to prevent any acne breakout of the skin

Mettler Detox Impurities Purifying Lotion (200ml, Retail Price $68 / Promotion Price: $48) makes my skin feels clean, soothe and refreshing after applying it. There’s a pleasant floral scent and the toner has a light watery consistency. After the toner penetrates instantly, there’s no sticky sensation and no oily residue left behind. There’s no stinging sensation during use and i can say that the toner is very gentle to skin. I also observed that it helps to calm down redness and it does not dry my skin after use add moisture to skin. Although the price of the lotion is on the higher side, it is worth every penny. 🙂

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Beside effective cleansing with mild products, hydration is also very important to keep sensitive skin at bay! Hydrated skin is the first important requirement to any type of good skin. For myself and many other ladies, we spent long hours in air-conditioned environment and even engage in fad diets which strip the water content off our skin. Dehydration will cause skin resilient to deteriorate and at such, skin issues like dry, oily and sensitive skin will surface~! If you want to better hydrate your skin, you should dry lots of water and also use a serum on top of your moisturizer. Serum is a light weighted moisturizer which is made up of smaller molecules that can penetrate deep into skin. This allows your skin to be ‘fed’ with a higher concentration of active ingredients and thus it is a great tool to target dehydration / specific skin concerns.

Mettler Extreme Softness Serum (30ml, Retail Price $126 / Promotion Price: $86) contains soothing properties, enriched in mimosa extracts, saccharide isomerase and precious oils. This treatment also restores moisture and softness to your skin for intense action. Suitable for all skin types, particularly sensitive and irritated skin.

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Mimosa is referred by the Mayan tribe as the ‘crown of the tree skin’, which is being cherish and praise by many for its magical effect, as early back as the tenth century. It has been used to heal burns and this precious ingredient reduce swelling of eczema or painful scars. Mimosa miracle properties with carefully formulated mimosa extracts can inhibit free radical molecules and has the ability to promote and stimulate cell renewal in the skin. Hence, promoting skin epidermis repair and regeneration. Especially for sensitive skin, there is significant empirical results upon using.

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Packaging wise, the Mettler Extreme Softness Serum comes with a plastic bottle with a pump dispenser which is more hygience and allows you to control the amount of serum dispensed.  The serum is pink in color (So pretty) and it has a gel texture.  1 pump is sufficient to cover my entire face and i love how fast it is absorbed into my thirsty skin (so you need not wait too long before you can apply moisturizer). As pretty as it looks, the serum has a relaxing floral scent which smells really amazing.

The extreme softness serum has the perfect texture and it does not leave skin sticky.. Instead, it leaves my skin soft and smooth. By using it twice daily, my sensitive skin is reacting well to the serum and i did not wake up to tight skin despite sleeping in an air-conditioned room. I will highly recommend this serum for its lightweight texture and as it does not clog my pores. A little goes a long way as the serum is very hydrating and it keeps tightness and skin flakes away. It is also nice to use it on sensitive skin as it is gentle and does not sting! Definitely a serum worth investing in.

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It is a misconception that if you have oily sensitive skin, you can skip the use of moisturizer as it will clog pores. However, do you know that the main culprit of oily skin is actually dehydration? When skin lacks moisture, it will turn dry and cause irritation (Hence the sensitive skin). When skin is dry, it causes more oil / Sebum to be produced so as to protect the skin (Body’s natural reaction and hence the oily skin + outbreaks). The undeniable truth is that hydration is important for all skin types and the key to hydration is to choose products that suit your skin type.

Mettler 24H Gentle Nourishing Cream (50ml, Retail Price $112/ Promotion Price: $78 ) offers intense nourishing action, thanks to mimosa extracts, an avocado unsaponifiable and sugar complex. The silky smooth texture regenerates and nourishes skin, enveloping it in fragrant softness. Suitable for all skin types, particularly sensitive and irritated skin.

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Mettler 24H Gentle Nourishing Cream is creamy yet light in texture and the same floral scent like the softness serum. fragrance. The texture is slightly thicker as compared to the softness serum so its hydration ability is higher. After application, it doesn’t leave a heavy / greasy after feel. It kept my skin well-moisturized and my skin did not feel tight despite sleeping in an air-conditioner room. When i washed my face the next day, my skin doesn’t feel so tight and is noticeably softer. You can see how hydrating the product is! I have tried it on the dry and flaky skin on my hand. Immediately after application, the dryness and flaky skin were gone~

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After using the above products for 2 weeks, my skin is calmer, has a nice glow and it looks much healthier. Not to mention, it is much brighter and softer. There’s no adverse reaction like redness / stinging sensation after use but instead, i do observed that my skin is calmer these days when i incorporated the 3 products from Mettler into my skincare regime for the past 2 weeks… Would highly recommend these effective mid range products for anyone who suffer from oily sensitive skin like mine~

Mettler’s products can also be purchased online via Shopee, Qoo10 or its retail shop at Far East Plaza #03-42 (Shop 23).

* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from Mettler’s presskit and website