Day 41 : Getting Better Day by Day so i’m well enough to start attending events!
I was invited by The Good Folks & Dr. Belter Cosmetic for a personalized skin consultation & customized skincare treatment session at Annabelle Skin. After 30 days of ‘suffering’ (aka Confinement!), i’m so in need of a good skin pampering session. During the 2 hours session, I’ve learnt more on my skin condition, the brand (Dr. Belter Cosmetic) , its high performance lines and also Annabelle Skin’s signature facial treatment. Right now, i’m all ready to share more on my skin experience!
Located in the heart of the city @ The Adelphi, Annabelle Skin (Founded in 1994) aims to serve as the trusted skin and body care companion to its clients as they go through different stages in life by providing quality treatments, effective results and personalized services.
Annabelle Skin strongly believes that everyone’s skin condition is unique. Each skin and body treatment will be customized accordingly with the combination of skillful manual methods with advanced scientific beauty technology, using high quality products made with natural ingredients from Europe to produce the best and most effective results. Annabelle Skin is currently using an internationally acclaimed natural and organic skincare brand from the Europe. The award-winning German brand – DR. BELTER COSMETIC embraces a philosophy of using raw and natural ingredients combined with technology to formulate perfection for the skin.
Dr. Belter Cosmetic is a skincare brand from Germany that effortlessly fuses raw and organic ingredients with the best of skincare technology to create elixirs of perfection for every skin type. From the country most recognised as a leader in innovation, Dr. Belter Cosmetic was founded by Dr. Clemens Belter and his wife Gertraud Belter in 1979. As the owner of a school for beauty therapists, Gertraud was dissatisfied with the poor quality of beauty products used in her curriculum. Seeing this, Dr. Belter (a biochemist by trade) stepped in to develop a line of products with an emphasis on efficacy and the use of top quality of ingredients. The products were extremely well-received and lauded for its ability to provide effective skin solutions. Today, the family-run brand is among the top ten beauty brands in Germany with a cult following and multiple awards under its belt. In 2011, Dr. Clemens Belter was also honoured with the Prix d’honneur de la beauté for his significant contribution to the development of products and services in the professional cosmetic field.
As i age, i’m becoming more health conscious. As such, i’m also taking extra care to ensure that skincare products are chemical-free! As you know, what you apply on your skin will enter into your body so it is best to limit exposure to chemicals found in many skincare and body care products. As such, i’m glad to know that Dr. Belter Cosmetic’s products are all made of 95-100% natural ingredients and are free of parabens as well as mineral and silicone oils. Dr. Belter Cosmetic employs the GreenTec concept: combining natural and medicinal plants, partly from organic origin, with high-tech pro-medical active ingredients. The formulas in Dr. Belter Cosmetic’s products uses many of the latest patented ingredients to ensure excellent skin compatibility and comfort as they are built on highly pure skin-identical raw materials and precious oils of plant origin.
The treatment range consists of 11 product lines for the most optimal and methodical care of every skin type and age group. In this blog post, i will share some with you and i will start off with the top performance skincare line of Dr. Belter Cosmetic – Bel-Energen. This signature product line offers anti-ageing products & treatments for women who wish to have both natural care with organic ingredients and highly effective innovation (All products are free of mineral and silicone oils and parabens).
This premium line includes special formulations which mirror the latest developments and trends in the cosmetic sphere, such as Caviar, botox-substitutes, OPC and phyto-hormones. It also combines carefully selected high-tech components such as biomimetic dermalipid membrane structure (DLS), patented peptides, Antarcticine®, Belisome® AP (a Dr. Belter’s exclusive anti-ageing ingredient) and FreshCells® with proven herbal extracts to deliver visible care results.
The best of the Bel-Energen line is encapsulated in the Expertise 30 Set, consisting of a Concentra Pen and Expertise 30 Cream. The formula uses cosmetic key technologies to specifically counteract every aspect of physiological skin ageing. Combining the 10 best active ingredients of this generation (Belisome® AP, Antarcticine, Aqualance™, Argireline® , DLS® Base, Fresh Cells® Carrot , Hyaluronic Acid , Isoflavones , Myoxinol, Spheres), the Expertise 30 set represents the most elite of all skincare products of our time.
The Bel-Energen line also consists of four product groups (Phyto-Sensation, Dermo-Relax, Caviar Arctica Balance and Lumination Secret) each comprising a cream, a concentrate and a special treatment. They are completed with high-quality essential care items like the Daydream Cleansing Foam, the newly developed Daydream Tonic Spray and an exclusive Eye Lift Complex (containing Suberlift® and Gemmodrain® to reduce puffiness).
Phyto-Sensation: Contains isoflavone (from various phyto-hormones) to counteract skin fatigue and ageing caused by reduction of female hormones. It also provides replumping care for increased skin firmness.
Dermo-Relax: An anti-ageing line that progressively minimises the depth of expression wrinkles (recognised as a Botox substitute) and achieves ultimate face-lifting results.
Caviar Arctica Balance: A revitalising repair line with emphasis on skin cell metabolism and key cellular functions. It protects and shields skin against environmental damage such as pollutants and temperature changes and fights the formation of wrinkles.
Lumination Secret: A skin-brightening and anti-ageing skincare line for the reduction of undesired pigmentation. The ave ingredients target to diminish hyperpigmentation and enhance hyaluronic acid product
For people with sensitive skin (like me!), Sensi-bel will never ‘comprise’ your skin. Hypersensitive skin that is prone to allergic reactions and eczema requires special care and attention in the method of treatment. The sensi-bel range ensures particularly gentle, meaningful skin therapy for challenging skin types. It focus on regenerating and fortifying the skin’s protective barriers, reducing skin disorder and supporting its balancing processes.
Sensi-bel Delicate: A special care line for long-term or temporarily hypersensitive skin. All products are dermatologically tested, free of colourants, perfume and official preservatives. It also contains Derma Lipid-Membrane Structure (DLS) components, a top grade skin-identical cream base without emulsifiers that does not cause skin irritation and ensures penetration of active ingredients for healthier skin.
Sensi-bel Delicate line consists of Delicate Cleanser, Tonic, Day care/24 & Night Care/24
Sensi-bel Couperosis: This line contains five products which work to stabilise the skin tissue as well as prevent inflammation and premature ageing. The formulas have been developed to treat. The formulas have been developed to treat delicate skin with fragile capillaries, erythema and teleangiectasis.
Sensi-bel Couperosis consists of Couperosis Hydroprotective Cream (day & night face care), Compact Cream (greenish, protective covering cream), serum (soothing phyto-concentrate) & cream mask (complexion enhancing cream mask).
Price range: From $72 – $168
Many young people and adults suffer from seborrhoic inflamed skin with acne. Line A offers special and very effective products to ensure gentle, effective treatment of this complex skin type. The formulas are designed to counteract excess sebum production, excessively oily skin, development of blemishes, strong growth of acne bacteria and the resulting fatty acids, leading to inflammation of the sebaceous glands.
The Line A range consists of 7 products and they are the cleansing gel, lotion, cream, make up. mask, clarity concentrate (nominated for best problem skin product in the Beauty Forum Reader’s Choice Award) and Clarity Duo. Product price range is from $46 – $72.
The most important step in keeping acne at bay is to cleanse skin properly with cleaner and toner to remove dead skin cells, dirt, excess sebum and make up. The Line A Cleansing Gel cleanses skin with its mild, calming and disinfectant formula. With a fresh lemon scent, it is a pleasant refreshment for combination skin and oily skin with a tenancy towards acne. The Line A Lotion is a cooling, calming lotion that actively supports cleansing of problem skin while improving skin clarity. The lotion will also regulate skin to healthy skin PH 5.5 and fortify skin’s natural acid protection and buffer system.
Who says you cannot conceal spots if you have acne-prone skin? It is possible with makeup specially formulated for acne-prone skin. The Make Up (Concealer in shade No 0, 1, 2) from Line A has a creamy base that offers excellent coverage while staying ‘friendly’ on skin. This product supports the normalisation process for acne-prone skin while it disinfect and regulate the skin’s function.
Whenever the skin longs for a beauty impulse and the soul longs for relaxation, the Intensa Mask is the perfect Choice. Discover exceptionally pleasant masks, in which effectiveness and well-being harmoniously fuse together. The 8 mask treatments will provide a wonderful nurturing experience, vitality and a fresh, refined complexion (right at home!)
From Left to Right:
Phtytocell – Vinotherapy mask with intense anti-aging effects – Organic grape and grape leaf extract are used for cell protection – Fresh cells from carrots release regenerating provitamin A – Phyto-stem cells from grapes counteract photo-aging – Resveratrol stimulates the self-renewal potential of the skin – Skin appears energized and visibly improved.
Cryomoist – Ultrafresh Refining Mask – Vitalizing, slightly cooling hydration mask with Vitamin C – With natural essences of Moroccan Mint and Oranges – Organic-Tormentil root develops pore-refining effect – Every Skin Type appreciates this mask during the summer time – Vitamin E and Bisabolol counteract free radicals and micro-inflamamtions – Ultrafresh feeling and Matte Finish.
Beruhigungspackung – Special Gentle mask – Botanic soothing mask for sensitive skin conditions – Natural Soothing complex instantly calms irritated skin – Extracts from organic linden blossom and liquorice diminish redness – Organic rooibos strengths the skin’s resistance – Panthenol supports healing process – Precious plant oils allow the skin to regain suppleness and relaxation.
If you are looking for rich-anting care for mature, demanding and strained skin, Stimula will supply skin with directed, highly effective care with phyto-hormones. Isoflavones (aka phyto-hormones) counteract the hormone determined signs of aging, such as tissue thinning, reduced skin elasticity dryness and wrinkles.
The special composition of phyto-hormones from red clover, wild yam root, soy and hops has an estrogenic effect that stimulates the fibroblasts to produce collagen, elastin and other key components of the dermal intercellular matrix. The tissue regains density, firmness and tone.
Patented time release spheres loaded with retinol, vitamin C and hyaluronic acid develop their positive, hydrating and stimulating effects. Valuable plant pils form the rich basis into which further actives are incorporated. The interplay of all ingredients protects from environmental damage and gives the skin the energy it needs to regain structure and radiance.
So back to my own experience with Dr. Belter’s high performance lines and also Annabelle Skin’s signature facial treatment:
During confinement, i must limit exposure to water and this ‘rule’ makes washing of my face very difficult. I can only clean my face using wet wipes then followed by application of toner. I even have to skip the use of moisturizer as i will tend to sweat a lot during this period and the sticky sensation is unbearable.. Towards the end of confinement, i’m only allowed to wash my face once daily with herbal water…
Due to improper skin care routine for the past one month, my skin has turned really sensitive and dehydrated… The skin analysis done by Shirley has confirmed it… My skin is very dehydrated and highly irritated (the scan shows red and blotchy skin). It is also warm to the touch (not to mention, Oily too!) so my skin is in a sensitive and unstable state. The nose area is also badly congested with black heads / white heads and pores are dilated. The only area spared is my forehead so generally my skin is very weak and unstable (with a lot of damaged capillaries)… I will have to treat the sensitivity and dehydration in order to achieve a more balanced skin (if not, no products will work if i do not restore skin balance and more issues will surface!)
Hence, Shirley has arranged for me to do the Hydro 5 Skin Repair Treatment (90 mins treatment @ $168) to treat my sensitive & easily irritable skin condition. This treatment focuses on Skin Repair and Hydrating Treatment for sensitive skin. Main Active Ingredients includes : Rugen island chalk (Re-mineralizing, Sebum Rebalancing), Organic Tormentil Root Extract (Astringent, Capillary Repair), 5 types of Hyaluronic Factors (Intensive Moisturising, Smoothing ), Alginates, Grape Extracts (Calming, Firming, Strengthening).
After the skin analysis and explanation of the treatment i will be getting, i was ushered into the cozy treatment room. The overall experience is really relaxing and i fell asleep (The bed even has a heater so i felt really comfy and cozy!)… Hence, i did not take any photos during the treatment (My apology!)
The high performance lines used during my facial treatment includes Ocula – For the eyes, Intensa – For specific skin problems (Mask & Ampoule) and Sensi-Bel – For Hypersensitive Skin.
The Hydro 5 Skin Repair Treatment started with Cleansing. As i did not have any makeup on, my beautician went straight into normal skin cleansing with the use of Sensi-Bel Delicate Cleanser undiluted on face, cleanse, then remove with sponge. After which, she complement cleansing with Sensi-Bel Delicate Tonic to remove remaining residues.
The Delicate Cleanser is naturally colored and soap free so it will calm skin down and protect it against irritation during the cleansing process. It does not cause any stinging / tingling sensation during cleansing and skin does not feels tight after washing.
The Delicate Tonic reduces skin irritations and makes the skin surface less susceptible to attack by irritants. It will also normalize the skin’s PH level while protecting it. The tonic is very mild and it does not sting my skin. It makes my skin refreshed while it calms it down as it is enriched with soothing / hydrating ingredients such as oak bark, natural moisturiser and aloe vera.
Next step is to deep cleanse to get rid of impurities and dead skin cell. As my skin is highly sensitive, the use of scrub
is not recommended. Hence, Shirley has incorporated the use of Intensa Enzyme Peeling Powder as part of the treatment to remove dead skin cell effectively (yet gently). Once applied on the face, cold compression is done with wet towel to help cool down my skin (as my sensitive skin is very warm to the touch).
As the skin on my nose area is very congested, extraction is done using a special extraction tool from Switzerland. As Annabelle Skin does not promote squeezing to get rid of impurities, this special tool together with special technique is being used to blackheads & clogged sebum. As a result, there’s no redness and pain (my sensitive skin is thankful for that)!
Next, Intensa Ampoule (No. 9 Astringent) is applied on my face then followed by the Intensa Beruhigungspackung (Special Gentle Mask). Do you know that Intensa range is targeted towards the intensive treatment of particular skin problems (in my case, sensitive dehydrated skin with damaged capillaries).
The use of ampoule is one of the highlights in cosmetic care. The diversity of the ampoule range from Dr. Belter is characterized by the unique purity and effectiveness of the high-dosage and primarily natural ingredients to redress individual skin problems successfully. The No 9 Astringent Ampoule is highly effective on skin with damaged capillaries & huge pores. It contains plant tannin extract and fragrance free so it is gentle on skin.. Normally ampoule will always sting my skin but the Dr. Belter’s ampoule doesn’t. My skin feels really good after application – Soothe and refreshed!
The Beruhigungspackung Mask is a Botanic soothing mask for sensitive skin conditions. It will instantly calms irritated skin, diminish redness and supports skin’s healing process.. While the mask sits on my skin for 10 mins, the beautician carried out lymphatic facial massage to help drain toxins in the lymph and reduce water retention. As i was recovering from a cold, the lymphatic facial massage also helps to drain the sinuses thus relieving pressure.
Another mask is applied to further pamper my skin! The Sensi-bel Couperosis Peel-off mask is enriched with active ingredients which will moisturize, cool down, claim, firm and strengthens the vessel function of my skin! After the mask is removed, Sensi-bel Delicate day care/24 is applied. The day cream has a mild moisturizing fluid texture for very sensitive and strained skin. It is free of perfume, colorants which will soothe and smooth skin immediately. It will also help to support skin’s protective functions and counteract skin aging.
The facial treatment ended with application of Eye Cream to care of my delicate eye region. Ocula is a complete eye cleansing and care line for the delicate, sensitive, vulnerable and often neglected skin around the eyes. Line ocula achieves a successful balance of natural, skin identical especially compatible ingredients combined with effective, highly innovative yet non-irritant actives.
After the treatment, my skin instantly feels less tight and less warm to the touch. Also, redness has subsided (not so patchy looking) and skin appears to more radiant and calmer. I’m also impressed with how hydrated my skin looks and how soft it is to the touch.. My skin has this dewy sheen (which is not facial oil) and i will always get it if skin is well hydrated… Few days later, skin is less patchy and less irritated still… 🙂
Went home with the Intensa Beruhigungspackung (Special Gentle Mask) and some sample products from the Bel-Energen range. Shirely told me to use the special gentle mask whenever my skin is sensitive (i can even use it as a sleeping mask!). Thank you Dr. Belter Cosmetic & Annabelle Skin for pampering me!
Dr. Belter Cosmetic products and treatments are available exclusively at:
The Adelphi, 1 Coleman Street
#02-42, Singapore 179803
Tel: 6336 8975
Clover by the Spa
The Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street
#04-66, Singapore 059817
Tel: 6225 6755
Esthe Beaute House
Roxy Square, 50 East Coast Road
#02-65, Singapore 428769
Tel: 6344 2771
Face De Garden of Institute
Blk 116 Toa Payoh Lorong 2
#01-150, Singapore 310116
Tel: 6354 0180
In Touch Beauty
Blk 472 Tampines St.44
#01-67, Singapore 520472
Tel: 6260 0702
* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from Dr. Belter Cosmetic & Annabelle Skin’s website and Presskit.