Hello i’m back with another update on the Vanity Trove x Nylon Exclusive Trove! This collaboration has allowed both Vanity Trove and Nylon Singapore to put together a series of boxes filled with carefully chosen beauty and skincare products for subscribers. October’s Trove consists of a wide range of products which focus on haircare, makeup and skincare products from popular Japanese beauty brands like ZA, Shiseido, Biore and Tsubaki. Yeah!!! Good news to people who love Japanese brand beauty products~
Many Japanese brands will focus on its Japanese Heritage and work on the discerning taste of the Japanese and stringent quality standards. This is why many Asians like myself have always love skincare & makeup products from Japan as they are suitable for our skin and intensive R&D will be put in place to ensure its efficiency.
Items included in the October’s Trove consist of full, deluxe and sample size products as follows:
- Benefit POREfessional (3ml)
- Bioré Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover (20ml)
- Bottega Verde Body Cream With Red Grape Extract (50ml)
- CNP Laboratory Anti-Pore Blackhead Clear Kit
- Curél Sebum Care Lotion (8ml) and Moisture Gel (7ml)
- Neogence Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion (180ml, full-sized)
- Senka Perfect Watery Oil (20ml) and Perfect Whip (35g)
- Shiseido Professional The Hair Care Fuente Forte Toning Serum (10ml)
- Tsubaki Extra Moist Shampoo and Conditioner (40ml each)
- VDL Beauty Cleansing Foam (25ml)
- Za True White Ex Essence Lotion (20ml)
To kick start the October box, i will start off with a full size product first – Neogence Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion. Neogence is developed in Taiwan by a team of renowned medical beauty specialist; with plenty of R&D done, these professional dermatologists came out with a series of products which will target flaws of Asian skin and suitable for today’s climate. Focusing on its mission in providing sincerity, service and environmental-friendly products / services; Neogence series contain only safe ingredients to care for your skin with dedicated services and with simplicity which helps to keep the environment green. I have reviewed a few products from Neogence before during my bad skin days and you can find it using the search function on my blog.. 🙂
Neogence Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion is a moisturizing toner which cleanses and replenish abundant moisture to skin, maintaining skin in a balanced condition for all day long. Formulated with a blend of hydrating ingredients (hyaluronic acid and Tornare), it provides abundant of moisture to skin and conditions skin with a stabilized pH value. Making skin becomes supple and preparing skin for a better absorption of your daily skincare. On top of that, its ingredients are purified, it’s alcohol-free and it soothes dry and sensitive skin that’s undergone medical beauty treatment or sun exposure.
Next, i chanced upon Senka’s cleaner range while i was holidaying in Taiwan and bought some products to try. Since it is so affordable and effective, i’ll have to trouble my friends to help me purchase it whenever they go to Taiwan.. But now it is available in Singapore and i’m really glad as others will get the chance to try~
A little background information on Senka – The project team is established and products are created from the requirements of its customers. Senka strongly believes that skincare is something necessary to use on a daily basis and this is why one should select the optimal products that will address individual’s skin concern. This is why Senka is dedicated to develop products that will enable users to enjoy the beneficial effects after regular use. Senka’s aim is not to develop fly-by-night products but to build long-term relationship with everyone because they care.
Senka Perfect Watery Oil (20ml) and Perfect Whip (35g) are in Oct’s Trove. Perfect Whip was what i brought back from Taiwan few years back and if you are looking for a dense cleansing foam which removes makeup / impurities well without drying out the skin, look no further! Perfect Whip is also perfect as a daily cleanser which will protect skin while it removes impurities from every pore. Suitable for all skin types, it will leave skin clean, soft and moisturized. Was using it as my makeup remover previously and i’ve recommended it to my friend, Wendy who loves it as well.
On days when you have thicker makeup, Perfect Oil will be the right makeup remover to use~ Similar to the Perfect Watery Oil, this perfect oil will remove stubborn make-up well without oiliness. Not only that, it will also remove pore-clogging impurities at the same time..
A healthy scalp is essential for shiny, bouncy hair. But countless daily stress factors affect your skin, keeping your scalp from creating ideal conditions for healthy hair growth. Through dermatological research, Shiseido has found that more than 60% of women have scalp roughening, which leads to weaker hair and increased sebum secretion. The oil that results is turned into irritants when in contact with UV rays and resident microorganisms on the scalp, ending in dreaded scalp odour and skin inflammation. To address this problem, Shiseido has developed the Fuente Forte haircare line that delivers technology that reinforces skin’s natural barrier function, making your scalp resistant to various kinds of stressful stimuli. In the salon or at home, give your scalp strength, and let beautiful hair come naturally.
Inside the Oct’s trove, there’s a 10ml Shiseido The Hair Care Fuente Forte Toning Serum. This Scalp serum addresses concerns such as dryness and itchiness. It replenish the scalp with moisture and creates a healthy scalp environment for growing beautiful hair.
All the way from Italy, Bottega Verde has set up their first South-East Asian store here in Singapore. Inside Oct’s Trove, we are given a chance to try one of their product which is the Bottega Verde Body Cream With Red Grape Extract (50ml)! This exquisitely rich, delectably fragrant*, velvety and enveloping body cream is a real delight for the senses. It provides comprehensive moisturizing and antioxidant.treatment for the skin, which will be softer and more supple right from the first time it is used. A beauty-enhancing blend enriched with red grape extract… for simply stunning skin!
*Scent: Lemon, Fresh Red Grape Notes, Velvet Peach, Aquatic Notes, Jasmine Petals, White Musk, Vanilla, White Amber Notes, Patchouli, Cedar Wood.
TSUBAKI (a brand under Shiseido Singapore Co) is a leading hair care in Japan and ever since its launch in 2006, a total number of shipments of over 270 million units has been recorded. TSUBAKI means Camellia in Japanese which symbolizes strength and sign of Japanese beauty. Its mission and value is to help women to achieve beautiful shinier hair from roots to tip and enhancing attractiveness.
I have tried almost all the ranges from Tsubaki except the red range (now known as Extra Moist Range) and i’m happy that the Oct’s Trove has the Tsubaki Extra Moist Shampoo and Conditioner (40ml each). The Extra Moist tange focus on providing users with silky smooth manageable hair and a lustrous shine all day long. Moreover, it provides deep moisture replenishment for a shiny and well-moisturized texture. This range is best for those who seek shine with airy and easy to manage hair style
1) Hair Melanin hole reparative ingredient (Arginine) to treat Melanin holes in hair are to create lustrous hair that shines from within.
2) Blended with selected Camellia oil (from carefully selected compressed camellia oil seeds from Gotou islands), which gives hair shine. Products are further blended with Camellia leaf essence (Camellia leaf extract, DPG, Hydoxyethyl Urea) to supply moisture.
3) UV-layer with UV protective ingredient (All except Shampoo) to protect hair against melanin hole and sun damage!
Oct’s Trove also contains a highly raved face primer which is the Benefit POREfessional (3ml) to minimise the appearance of pores. This primer quickly minimise the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin! With a silky and lightweight texture, Benefit POREfessional can be under or over makeup (you can use it for touch up too!). Its translucent, oil-free formula complements all skintones and helps makeup stay put. It also contains a Vitamin E derivative, known to protect skin from free radicals.
Since 1997 , ZA has been a well-loved brand among ladies who love affordable, quality and fuss-free skincare and beauty products.. Throughout the years, ZA has obtained numerous awards and recognition, thanks to the support of many! Weather in Singapore has been always been harsh in terms of the sun and heat.. Besides piling on sunblock to eliminate the harm from UVA/UVB exposures, good skincare system is just as important in place to improve skin’s health and to deal with dark spots while prevent skin from darkening due to sun exposure.
I’m sure many ladies are into brighter, hydrated and more translucent skin so ZA True White Series is something worth trying. Inside the Oct’s Trove, there’s a 20ml bottle of Za True White Ex Essence Lotion (20ml) and this essence lotion works as a lotion, emulsion and essence (all in one) for whiter, clearer skin with a more even skin tone and fewer dark spots. It contains Shiseido’s star ingredient, Whitening 4MSK, that stops melanin formation and SPA ingredients to keep the skin hydrated over long periods of time. Vitamin C derivatives are included for a double lightening effect against dark melanin and prevent further discolouration.
Bioré Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover has been voted the #1 Makeup Remover in Singapore and Japan. It has a new formula with smoother jelly texture which glides easily with less tugging. that can overtime cause wrinkles, sagging skin and lashes from thinning out. The enhanced formulation of Bioré Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover also conditions skin while removing makeup. It contains 40% moisturising essence to nourish and hydrate skin a dewy moist finish, so skin feels soft and dewy after each cleanse. This makeup remover removes even waterproof mascara and rinses off easily and leaves no sticky or oily after-feel. Inside the Oct’s trove, there’s a 20ml bottle which makes it convenient for me to bring overseas while it also gives me the chance to try it out first before getting the full size bottle~
VDL is an international cosmetic brand that was founded in 2012 by The Color Lab of LG Household & Health Care. n the nutshell, VDL is a professional make-up brand that is dedicated in helping women stay beautiful while they achieve their dreams. A moisture type cleansing foam that gently removes makeup and impurities while maintaning the skin’s moisture balance. There’s another product from VDL in the Oct’s Trove. The VDL Beauty Cleansing Foam (25ml) is a moisture type cleansing foam that gently removes makeup and impurities while maintaining the skin’s moisture balance Cleansing foam with excellent cleansing power to remove impurities and leave moisturizing feeling without dryness after cleansing. Uses prune water with enriched vitamin and mineral to offer nourishing and moisturizing feeling at the same time.
Lastly, there’s the CNP Laboratory Anti-Pore Blackhead Clear Kit (1 Set) and Curél Sebum Care Lotion (8ml) and Moisture Gel (7ml) inside the Oct’s Trove.
CNP Laboratory Anti-Pore Blackhead Clear Kit is a 2-step mask specially designed to remove blackheads and excess sebum to achieve blackhead-free skin without squeezing. Step 1 consists of the blackhead clear mask which gently dissolves blacheads and sebum, whereas step 2 is a pore tightening mask to minimize the appearance of pores.
Curél Sebum Care Lotion (8ml) and Moisture Gel (7ml) inside the Oct’s Trove. Curél Sebum Care Lotion (to be used like a toner) control oil & acne with its zero-in sebum control technology to regulate sebum secretion at its source and active ingredient – antiphlogistic to reduce acne occurence. It strengthen skin resilience against external irritants with eucalyptus extract that boost ceramide production, improving skin barrier function. Its non-sticky formula prepares the skin for better absorption of moisture gel that is used after lotion.
Curél Sebum Care Moisture Gel controls oil & acne with zero-in sebum control technology to regulate sebum secretion at its source and active ingredient – antiphlogistic to reduce acne occurence. It strengthen skin resilience against external irritants with hydrating and penetrating moisture retaining formula and eucalyptus extract to replenish ceramide and boost ceramide production, thus restoring skin’s barrier function.This liquid based gel spreads and get absorbed easily to facilitate speedy penetration, leaving skin refreshed, matt yet comfortably hydrated.
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* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from Vanity Trove, Nylon Sg and respective brands’ websites.