Hello everyone, it has been months since my last skin update. I’m still going to Annabelle Skin religiously every month and during the last visit, i have tried the new Aventurine Stress Release Treatment that incorporates the product from the renewed »BioClassica« line.
Founded in 1994, Annabelle Skin 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 service. 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.
Not sure if you realized but Annabelle Salon has also underwent a makeover recently! I’m loving the clean and chic modern english deco and furnishing!! As usual, everyone at Annabelle Skin are friendly and will put you at ease when you enter the salon.. So unlike the past whereby i will tend to feel stress whenever i go for my facial at a salon (that i shall not name) as they will never fail to hard-sell their products / treatments top-up. Over at Annabelle Skin, i will always walk out stress-free with happy and healthy skin!!
Dr.Belter Cosmetic has recently launched its renewed »BioClassica« line that addresses premature ageing for every gender and skin type. Award Winning Dr.Belter Cosmetic is a professional beauty care with natural and effective products made from selected, high-grade raw materials. Originating from Germany, the brand’s treatment range consists of 11 care lines for the optimal and methodical care of every skin type and age group. Dr.Belter Cosmetic is inspired by the fascinating diversity of nature and constantly transfers this into new active substance formulations, using precious domestic and exotic botanicals. A special quality feature is the mineral and silicone oil-free basis of all skincare preparations which consist of 95-100 % natural ingredients.
The »BioClassica« line consists of 10 new products that promises effective and tailored skincare with visible results. It also supports concepts of green, fair and sustainable consumption – perfect for the ecoconscious and discerning. Based on Dr.Belter Cosmetic’s trademark GreenTec Concept, the »BioClassica« range is uniquely developed with an organic and vegan focus, and is free from raw ingredients such as mineral oil, silicone oil, parabens, PEG, palm oil and animal ingredients. Its research and development team has derived innovative formulas to combine aspects of organic plants with high-tech pro-medical active ingredients. The end result – natural biological products for beauty lovers.
»BioClassica« products are also mindfully formulated to counteract ageing, incorporating patented active ingredients like vegan silk-proteins, Glucolift Complex and hyaluronic acid. By supporting the skin’s vital functions, these elements keep the skin happy and healthy, allowing beauty lovers to safeguard their youthful glow.
As i have sensitive acne prone skin, Mandy (My beautician) has customized the Aventurine Stress Release Treatment for me which also consist of Carbon Detox. This 90 mins treatment brings positive energy to the client through the massage with Aventurine Gemstone Massage Wands. With the incorporation of the BioClassica line products with vegan silk protein and golden seaweeds, it boost hydration and smoothens skin complexion. Lastly, Carbon detox frees the skin from toxin and increase skin renewal.
The facial treatment started off with Skin cleansing with »BioClassica« Velvety Cream Cleanser and »BioClassica« Fresh Blossomy Tensum. Velvety Cream Cleanser is a gentle cleansing milk that contains precious botanical extracts, soothing complex and vegan silk protein that gently free the skin of makeup and impurities. Texture is creamy and this cleaner is good for people with sensitve skin as it does not foam (Hence not drying). After washing it away, my skin feels soft, velvety and clean. Fresh Blossomy Tensum is a fresh face tonic that regulates the pH-value of the skin to support its acid protective barrier. It comes with natural moisturising factors, sea algae and Baobab-Hibiscus complex that help to protect the skin’s DNA against UV rays. It also comprises anti-inflammatory properties that combats hyperpigmentation. In addition, the product also effectively regulates the activity of sebaceous glands to help prevent clogging and formation of blackheads. This toner has a gentle formulation and it doesn’t sting skin during application. Skin instantly feels fresh and refined upon each application.
As i have sensitive skin, the use of scrub is not recommended. Instead, Mandy removed my dead skin cell and soften my skin with »intensa« Enzyme Cream Peeling (combines high quality base from vegetable oils, soothing agents and a wonderfully fresh scent). It was left on my skin for 10-15 minutes while cold stream was blown to soften and hydrate my skin. Personally, i love the Enzyme Cream Peeling and even purchased it so that i can use it at home. This product helps with deep cleaning, dissolves epidermal horn cells enzymatically, promotes skin renewal, detoxifying. By using it every 3 days, it helps to refine pores and keep skin smooth and even.
On dry and cleansed skin, Mandy performed the Dr.Belter Silk Scarf Ritual on my skin. Through the Silk Scarf massage, a piece of silk is made tangible to skin with polishing motion. This ritual is said to promotes healing and promotes better penetration of ingredients into skin.. Therapeutic indeed!
Next, No. 11 Caviar-Oligomer Ampoule (a restorative ampoule that contains all biomolecules life needs; promotes biological cellular growth and enhances blood circulation) was then applied on my skin and neck. I have always love the ampoule range from Dr.Belter and they won’t sting my sensitive skin. A mixture of mask was applied after the ampoule- »intensa« Oceanica – silver detox algae mask (this mask is pleasantly and mildly stimulating during application, and its detox action – oligo-mineral concentrate binds toxins on the skin) & »Sensi-bel« Couperosis Mask (The scientific product formula with precious plant extracts soothes the skin, supports vessel elasticity, while protecting the skin from environmental influences and premature aging). While waiting for the ampoule and mask to work its magic, Mandy did the Dr.Belter Acupressure massage with Aventurine Gemstone Massage Wands to promote skin detoxification and reduce water retention.
To finish the facial, a Nourishing mask was applied! Mandy used the »intensa« Shake it! and Carbon D-tox Mask that contains alginate, active charcoal, detox complex with ivy and sunflower. This mask helps to moisturizes the skin and absorbs toxins from the skin’s surface. The Carbon D-tox Mask is so far my favorite mask from the Dr. Belter range. It helps to draws out the impurities on my skin and skin felt extremely refreshed during application.
At the end of the facial treatment, BioClassica Fresh Blossomy Tensum, AquaSilk Serum and AquaSilk 24 was applied onto my skin.
The AquaSilk Serum is a hydro-active booster contains hyaluronic acid, vegan silk peptides and Glucolift matrix complex to instantly hydrate, regenerate, and tone tired skin. The advanced Cytorepair Peptide enhances cellular communication which accelerates the skin’s repair process. Skin will appear visibly firmer and more refined over time.
AquaSilk 24 contains hyaluronic acid, vegan silk peptides and anti-ageing factors to deliver maximum hydration for visibly smooth, plump and radiant skin. This is a product designed for users transitioning from youth care to active care, as it prevents the formation of expression wrinkles and loss of firmness in skin texture.
Both the AquaSilk Serum and AquaSilk 24 have light texture and it gets absorbed into my skin quickly without leaving behind greasiness and stickiness. Picture below was taken straight after facial. I have observed that my skin tone is more even, brighter and less red. Skin is less tight and there’s an after facial glow.
The Aventurine Stress Release Treatment is a highly relaxing facial treatment as it doesn’t involve extractions (No pain! hehe!). Overall, i felt that the treatment leaves skin smooth, hydrated and reduce skin sensitivity. Skin tone has improved significantly in radiance / evenness and skin does not feel as oily. I always like it that oil secretion will reduce after facial so i just have to use more hydrating products to maintain it. This is how my skin looks 3 days post facial and my makeup goes on more smoothly and is less patchy.
The Aventurine Stress Release Treatment is available at SGD 238 and is suitable for all skin types; even sensitive and slightly dry skin, or skin with slightly blemishes
Dr. Belter Cosmetic products and treatments are available exclusively at:
The Adelphi, 1 Coleman Street
#02-42, Singapore 179803
Tel: 6336 8975
* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from Annabelle Skin’s Presskit and Dr Belter’s website