Two weeks ago, i’ve attended Watsons First-Ever Girls Day Out at Serangoon Nex. Was excited & happy to see some of my blogger friends after so long! The Watsons Girls Day Out is the summer’s biggest beauty extravaganza and it consists of 7 fun-filled days of pampering with the latest health and beauty introductions! Bringing forth the latest health and beauty brands from around the world, with some exclusive only to Watsons; one can expect a range of cosmetics, hair, skincare, inner beauty supplements, health, as well as a few surprise brands to pamper oneself from head to toe. Watsons is Singapore’s leading beauty and health retailer with more than 100 stores located islandwide and now they are extending their reach online! At the event, Watsons is proud to announce the official unveiling of its Watsons eStore, the brand’s online portal designed to complete a shopper’s 360 shopping experience.
Because there were many booths, we were all separated into different groups so that we have time to cover all! I have to say that we tried our best but we were unable to complete the tour as there were many things to try out! Haha~ P/S: This will be a really longgg post with many images and i will try to share as much as possible!
Will start the ball rolling with the latest Skincare Brands & Products that Watsons has in store for us:
Pure Beauty (NEW PRODUCTS & EXCLUSIVE)
Pure Beauty believes that beautiful skin can be derived from the benefits of natural, active ingredients. Using breakthrough technologies and innovative research, Pure Beauty combines extractions of key ingredients that result in a unique blend rich in antioxidants that helps to limit free radical damage and slow down the ageing process of the skin. At the Watsons Girls Day Out, we were introduced to their latest anti-ageing range- Pure Beauty Youth Restore Lift & Nourish Range.
Specially formulated with a combination of powerful antioxidant ingredients, Pure Beauty Youth Restore Lift & Nourish Range provides a luxurious range of skincare products that reduces wrinkles by 37% in four week*. The range utilizes a Multi-Functional Anti-Ageing System that uses Liftonin™, a proven active ingredient complex that can lift and firm skin, as well as Red Ginseng Peptide and vitamin-rich Noni Fruit extract to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Other nourishing ingredients include Sea Grapes extract, Blue Lotus extract and Bulgarian Rose Water, which work together to nourish and hydrate skin and restore radiance.
There’s four products in the Pure Beauty Youth Restore Lift & Nourish Range and they are the Firming Essence (Highly concentrated with active ingredients to reduce appearance of wrinkles and fine lines whiling firming skin), Firming Eye Cream (Highly concentrated eye cream with active ingredients to lift eye areas, define eye contours, reduces dark circles and puffiness around eyes), Moisture Day Cream SPF20 (Provides complete protection against UVA/UVB, free radicals and dust damage while lifting, firming & moisturizes skin) and Repair Night Cream (Highly concentrated with active ingredients to reduce fine lines and improve dull complexion while you sleep)
Pure Beauty Youth Restore Lift & Nourish Range
Was given the Pure Beauty Repair Night Cream in my goodie bag and i love the Ginseng scent! Tried the repair night cream at the event itself and i was told that it will provide intense hydration, improve dullness and reduces fine line while you sleep. Texture wise, it is rather rich and creamy but it gets absorbed fast into the skin. P/S: You can get this item on the Watsons online store as there’s a 25% discount 🙂
Divinia ( NEW PRODUCTS & EXCLUSIVE)
Divinia is an expert of young skin and aims to deliver products of the best quality at affordable prices. Specially formulated for the female Asian skin, divinia has the best formula and provides a complete skincare range for females from 15-35 years old.
At the event, we were introduced to the Triple Hydration Range, which aims to provide maximum hydration in three different tiers (Restore, Repair & Lock) with the five different products:
Triple Hydration Essence
• Triple Hydration to keep skin’s hydration balance for 24 hours
• Fragrance / alcohol free
• Price: $17.90, 30m
Triple Hydration 5 in 1 Repairing Cream
• Softens outermost layer of skin to moisturize deeply
• Velvety soft gel-cream texture that is light on skin
• Price: $21.90, 80ml
Triple Hydration Sleeping Mask
• Higher concentration of ingredients to keep your skin hydrated all night long
• Fragrance / alcohol free
• Price: $21.90, 80g
Triple Hydration Cream Gel
• Triple Hydration Action – Boost, Repair, Lock
• Formulated with Avena Strigosa Seed Extract
• Price: $19.90, 50g
I don’t know why but i cannot find the any Divina products in my Goodie bag so i am unable to give it a try. 😦
Eucerin ( NEW PRODUCTS & EXCLUSIVE)
With over 100 years of innovative medical skin science research, Eucerin guarantees reliable and highly effective product innovations on highest dermatological standards. There are over 650 international scientists deployed to Eucerin’s product development and innovation. Such dedication and commitment to tenacious research allow Eucerin to constantly introduce the latest, quality and effective dermatological skincare products for the benefit of consumers.
Eucerin introduces the latest non-invasive and painless way to firm skin and restore lost volume with the Eucerin Volume-Filler range. The clinically tested Eucerin Volume-Filler range has been designed to target specific layers of the skin where a loss of volume occurs. The Eucerin Volume-Filler goes deep into the skin to increase adipocytes and stimulate the skin’s collagen network to combat volume lost with three powerful ingredients – Magnolol, Oligo Peptides and Hyaluronic Acid. The Eucerin Volume-Filler range consists of a day cream ($75, 50ml), eye cream ($69, 15ml) and night cream ($75, 50ml).
Have passed the Eucerin Volumising Day Cream (For Dry Skin) to my colleague with dry Skin as it is not suitable for me. This day cream is formulated with Magnolol, Oligo Peptides and Hyaluronic Acid* to target the combined causes of a loss of volume. These three active ingredients will target specific layers of the skin and treat skin with loss of volume, definition or is sagging. It also contains SPF 15 with a UVA filter system to protect against photo-induced ageing.
*Combined, naturally-derived Magnolol increases the size and number of volume-boosting cells, whileOligo Peptides improve collagen renewal.Hyaluronic acid also improves moisture-retention levels for a plumped skin surface and reduced wrinkles.
My colleague has tried it out and she told me that she find the texture of the day cream to be thick and a little on the heavy side. However, it does not leave her dry skin oily but instead her skin felt very moisturized, plump and smooth after use. As it contains SPF 15, she can skip the use of her sunblock which is really convenient when she’s rushing for time in the morning.
Eucerin Volumising Day Cream (For Dry Skin)
Bio-Essence (NEW PRODUCTS)
Bio-essence has always been at the forefront of innovation in developing effective new products that serves consumers’ needs of achieving and maintaining gorgeous, healthy skin. Its latest range, the Bio-essence 24K Bio-Gold series has enjoyed tremendous success and popularity with its eye, neck and facial care products. This range has been expanded to include the enticing 24K Bio-Gold Water and 24K Bio-Gold Platinum Dual Cream. In addition to being a powerful anti-oxidant, gold can also strengthen skin and enhance the skin’s natural ability to renew itself, therefore improving skin elasticity. With multifold benefits of real 24K gold on the skin, the new additions to Bio-essence 24K Bio-Gold series are suitable for sophisticated women with pre-ageing concerns who are looking for lasting youthfulness and radiance.
24K Bio-Gold Water – Uniquely consists of 24K Bio-Gold and herbal extracts, stimulating skin renewal and helps repair, refine and mattify skin. Refines and tightens pores for finer, smoother skin
24K Bio-Gold Platinum Dual Cream – Comprises of Bio-Platinum Day and Night cream, providing 2x anti-oxidant power. Effectively stimulates formulation of collagen for skin’s elasticity and firmness to ensure youthful skin
Was given the 24K Bio-Gold Skin Radiance Cleanser in my goodie bag and this cleanser is uniquely rich in 24K Bio-Gold, Bio Mineral Amino Acid and herbal extracts which cleanses and revitalizes skin. Rich in anti-oxidant, this cleanser also helps skin fight against free radicals. The cleansing foam comes with shimmery gold flakes and it is really ‘luxuriously pretty’! As ‘rich’ (Pun intended) as it sounds, the cleanser will work into a rich creamy foam and it cleanses well without leaving behind a tight sensation after use. There’s fragrance but it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin. Will highly recommend this effective yet affordable cleanser!
Vichy (NEW PRODUCTS)
Using Exclusive Skin Life Science™ with the unique Vichy Thermal Spa Water from the Auvergne region, Vichy breaks the standards to bring your skin to its best whatever your age and life conditions. With over 80 years of research, all formulas are developed to boost the natural dynamics of the skin optimal efficacy and are safe for all skin types, even sensitive skin. Before the event, i was thrilled to know that Vichy has introduced the Vichy Ideal White Range as my skin loves Vichy Products~ Till date, i’m happy with the different Vichy products i have tried all these years.
In the new era of whitening, Asian women now wants more than just the eradication and prevention of dark spots. Their vision of the ideal fair skin has three dimensions – Ideal Flawlessness, a spotless white without imperfections and yellow undertones, Ideal Translucency, a baby-softness arising from a perfectly hydrated skin and delicately smooth texture and Ideal Radiance, a rosy glow emanating from deep within.
Ideal White’s new Metabolic Whitening complex enhances the skin’s whitening balance and boosts skin’s metabolism for spotless, healthy glowing skin. The group of active ingredients functions in harmony with the three stages of melanin’s natural life cycle while targeting the other influencers of pigmentation disorders. The Ideal White range consists of a Deep Cleansing Foam ($39, 100ml), Cosmetic Water ($39, 200ml), Essence ($85, 30ml), Gel Cream ($59, 50ml), Emulsion ($59, 50ml), Eye Illuminating Concentrate ($65, 15ml), Spot Intervention ($69, 15ml), oil-free Daily UItra-Block in SPF 40 and SPF 50 ($49, 30ml each).
In the month of March, Vichy is giving out Limited Edition Swarovski’s element bracelet upon $100 purchase of Vichy Ideal White range to celebrate Women’s Day. Will not be trying the Ideal White Emulsion for now as i’m in the midst of reviewing some brightening products (which i will be talking about it soon!)
Hada Labo (Relaunched Product)
With the philosophy of ‘Perfect X Simple’, Hada Labo uses only the purest ingredients of the highest concentration that are clinically proven with high efficacy. Manufactured under strict pharmaceutical standards, there are no unnecessary additives or ingredients in the brand’s products that burden the skin.
During the event, we were told that Hada Labo has relaunched its signature Hada Labo Lotion that brings to the skin a new hydration high. Featuring an advanced new generation of four interlocked Hyaluronic Acids, the lotion is designed to unlock the secret to ocean-deep hydration for the skin. Improving on the typical Hyaluronic Acid, each new generation Hyaluronic Acid plays a crucial role in ensuring that skin’s hydration level stays in a continuous, super-charged mode by locking, replenishing and storing moisture into the deep layers of the skin. I have reviewed this lotion previously and if you wish to see how it fares, just search for it~ 🙂
Hada Labo Lotion retails at $22.90
L’Oreal Paris (NEW PRODUCT)
As the top beauty brand sold in retail outlets, L’Oreal Paris makes the most innovative products accessible to all. With 50 products sold every second worldwide, L’Oreal Paris offers from products of all types, from the excellence of its Research Laboratories. L’Oreal Paris has just recently launched a new product known as the Revitalift Magic Blur Instant Smoother Anti-Aging Moisturizer which acts like a ‘camera filter’. After use, this moisturizer will instantly blurs the look of pores, lines and imperfections. It is formulated with the OPTI-BLUR TECHNOLOGY which smoothes the skin’s surface with light-diffusing agents that immediately minimize pores, reduce lines and imperfections. If you use it on a regular basis (product is enriched with Pro-Retinol A), skin feels firmer and lines are reduced for a younger looking skin in just 4 weeks.
The other day i was testing this moisturizer before using my CC cream as i was attracted to it ‘blurring effect’. As you know, CC cream has no coverage and i need some help to minimize pores and imperfections without having to use foundation (Just wish to let my skin breath as i had some jawline breakouts recently).. The Revitalift Magic Blur moisturizer has a non-greasy mousse-cream texture (although quite thick IMO) and it gets absorbed easily without any heavy after feel. Instantly, my skin feels and looks smoother & fresh. The instant results were lovely but I can’t comment much on the anti-ageing aspect.
Revitalift Magic Blur Instant Smoother Anti-Aging Moisturizer, retails at $41.90 (50ml)
Himalaya Wellness (NEW PRODUCTS)
Founded in 1930, Himalaya Wellness is a recognized global pioneer and leader in the use of modern science in the development of herbal products. They have a range of ‘head to heel’ herbal wellness and personal care products. Himalaya Wellness utilizes modern research and development practices to rediscover and validate Ayurveda’s secrets. Its stringent quality standards have led Himalaya Wellness products to be endorsed by over 300,000 doctors and accepted by consumers in over 65 countries.
The brand has recently launched the Himalaya Anti-Wrinkle Cream and Himalaya Revitalizing Night Cream:
The Himalaya Herbals Anti-Wrinkle Cream is an herbal formulation that works to delay wrinkles and tones up facial skin. Enriched with Alpha Hydroxyl Acids, skin nutrients and Vitamin E, the Himalaya Anti-Wrinkle Cream prevents oxidative skin damage, skin laxity and appearance of wrinkles. Dermatologically and hypo-allergenically tested, the Anti-Wrinkle Cream is made from 100% Herbal Actives and no animal testing is done with the product.
Voted as the ‘Best Night Cream’ by the Women’s Health & Fitness Magazine in the United States, the Himalaya Revitalizing Night Cream is a daily-use night cream is enriched with vitamins and essential oils, which nourishes the skin with nutrients and moisture. It also helps to revitalize dry lack luster skin and skin exposed to harsh environmental conditions and pollution.
Himalaya Anti-Wrinkle Cream and Himalaya Revitalizing Night Cream each retails at $14.95 (50ml)
Next, i will touch more on new haircare and body care products which you can find in Watsons. It is pretty extensive as well so please bear with me!
Kustie (NEW PRODUCTS)
Originated in France with the finest selection of fresh florals, Kustie is a shower gel brand that is firmly rooted in the concept of enhancing beauty through nature. The brand uses nine unique filtering technologies (which includes ingredients that originate from globally renowned sources, are handpicked according to seasons to guarantee quality and freshness, free from transgenic technology, has a natural processing procedure, and uses green packing material and a supercritical CO2 extraction) to extract the purest form of essence from the flowers chosen to produce each shower and bath gel.
Every shower & bath gel is packed with handpicked petals, essential oils and natural nutrients to let the skin experience the freshest touch of nature at every wash. The gel foams easily to provide a relaxing environment for an indulgent bath, and rinse off readily for those in need of a quick refreshing shower. Choose from four floral scents – Chamomile, Cherry Blossom, Lavender and Rose to delight and awaken your skin. Made from 100% natural flowers, the shower & bath gels are suitable for all skin types.
Rose – Rich in Grape Seed Oil, Sea Salt and Rose Extract refined from flower petals
Chamomile – Rich in Grape Seed Oil, Deep Sea Salt and Chamomile Extract with small flower petals (Love the scent the most!)
Cherry Blossom – Contains natural cherry Blossom petals and hydrolat
Lavender – Contains hand-picked Lavender petals and essence
So delighted to see the Kustie Chamomile Shower & Bath Gel in my goodie bag and tried it almost immediately. I love how delicate it smells with the sweet tinge of chamomile with carefully handpicked natural petals inside.. Such a pretty sight~ The Chamomile shower & bath gel has a natural plant formula with Chamomile essential oil and natural nutrients to soothe and restore skin. The shower gel has a concentrated texture so a little goes a longgg way! Each time, i will only have to squeeze out a 50 cent size amount and it will foam up ‘abundantly’. It is really easy to rinse the foam off (The petals will get wash off easily too) and it leave my skin feeling clean, soft and smelling nice!
Asience (NEW PRODUCTS)
Keeping the essence of the Asian philosophy of “beauty from within”, ASIENCE approaches hair care from the fundamentals of health hair – the scalp. Made for Asian women who wish to improve the beauty of hair, the brand takes it one step further to “improve from the inside so that beauty shines on the outside.”
During the event, we were introduced to the new ASIENCE Inner Rich and Nature Smooth Ranges
Crystalizing the goodness of six natural ingredients into a single serum, ASIENCE introduces its brand new innovative haircare concept infused with the Beauty Serum. A concentrated infusion of precious oils and essences, the Beauty Serum deeply repairs, moisturizes and softens hair, giving it an instant boost of softness, smoothness and shine for youthful looking hair.
ASIENCE Inner Rich (Gold) – For dry, frizzy, and unmanageable hair
ASIENCE Nature Smooth (Blue) – For oily scalp and tangled ends
Both the ASIENCE Inner Rich and ASIENCE Nature Smooth range consists of a shampoo, conditioner and treatment care range. Will come to these conditioners soon as i have too much choices to choose from! Continue reading and you will know what i meant!
Bene Bluria & Rougeri (NEW PRODUCTS & EXCLUSIVE)
Award-winning Japanese professional haircare brand – MoltoBene, has been launching premium haircare ranges dedicated to developing high functional products for customers’ needs for almost 40years. For Watsons Girls Day Out, the brand will be introducing two new ranges of haircare formulated with the use of the best natural ingredients targeted at treating damaged manes.
The Bené Premium Bluria (Restore hair health through deep cleansing) and Bené Premium Rougeria ( Rejuvenate damaged hair with intense conditioning) ranges are targeted at damaged mane that is exposed to the stress of daily wear, excess heat and specifically, the repeated use of products that contain silicone which causes hair follicles to clog.
Both Bené Premium Bluria and Bené Premium Rougeria ranges consist of shampoo ($19.90, 530ml), treatment ($19.90, 530ml), hair mask ($19.90, 210g) and night care milk (Bluria, $19.90, 115ml) / hair oil (Rougeria $19.90, 40ml).
Been looking for a deep cleansing shampoo as i have oily scalp. I have been advised to use deep cleansing shampoo to prevent scalp issues which will lead to HAIR LOSS! Found the BENÉ Premium Bluria Delicious SPA Shampoo inside the goodie bag and it looks promising as it is entirely free of silicone! Moreover, the brand is from Japan and they are well-known to formulate products that really work for Asians! The shampoo has a refreshing scent of Bluria rose (Smells so good!) and it contains light bubbles and rich green vegetable enzymes which cleanse the scalp and remove all traces of grease and impurities. There’s also ocean minerals which nourish the hair follicles, revitalizing the scalp for healthy hair. The shampoo has a transparent texture and 1.5 pumps is sufficient for my hair & scalp. It works into a rich lather which i like (Don’t really like non-foamy shampoo as i felt that it isn’t cleansing well!). The shampoo can be washed off with water easily and it leaves my hair and scalp clean. A good indicator when a shampoo isn’t suitable for me, my scalp will itchy during the day but after using the BENÉ Premium Bluria Delicious SPA Shampoo, my scalp did not itch! If you are looking for an affordable scalp care deep cleansing shampoo, look no further!
Honeyce (NEW PRODUCTS & EXCLUSIVE)
With nearly 40 years of expertise, the MoltoBene Group has been introducing professional salon products as well as premium retail hair care products dedicated to developing high functional products for customers’ hair needs. For Watsons Girls Day Out, the Japanese brand is launching two new ranges of honey infused haircare products to achieve moisturized hair. The daily wear and tear of styling, blow drying, and even towel drying can result in damage to the hair. Enjoy sweet-like-honey smelling hair that continues to stay nourished all day with the Honeycé Moisture Repair Series and Honeycé Juicy Spa Series, the 100% Japan-made hair care and scalp care range.
Honeycé Moisture Repair Series
Formulated with not one, but eight different types of honey sourced from different parts of the world: Manuka Honey, Raspberry Honey, Clover Honey, Rosemary Honey, Orange Honey, Lemon Honey, Acacia Honey and Blueberry Honey, the product range harnesses the great repairing power of its star ingredients to take care of even the most damaged hair. In addition, organic oils such as Argan Oil, Jajoba oil, as well as Keratin are added to repair hair from its core to become stronger and healthier.
Honeycé Juicy Spa Series
Improve your overall hair and scalp conditions with this spa range packed with lemon and royal jelly on top of the honey, organic oil and harm-free formulation that is unique to the brand. Targeted at improving scalp health to repair and promote growth of supple and shiny hair, the products is a good supplement to the daily haircare range. Clay and sea salt are added for thorough cleansing on scalp for better penetration of nutrients and oxygen, hence reducing hair loss.
The Honeycé Moisture Repair Series and the Honeycé Juicy Spa Series both feature a shampoo, treatment, hair mask and hair milk/hair mist. Each unique product retails at $19.90
L’Oreal Paris Oleo Therapy (NEW PRODUCTS)
The No. 1 premium hair care brand in the market^, L’Oréal Paris Hair Expertise, introduces the new OleoTherapy – Hair Expertise’s First oil-infused replenishing system for dry & damaged hair. The new L’Oréal Paris OleoTherapy Sulfate-free system is made out of a heavenly blend of 6 Flower Oils – Argan Oil, Chamomile Oil, Gardenia Oil, Lotus Oil, Rose Oil and Flaxseed Oil. Flower oils have the unique ability to both cleanse and condition by breaking down dirt and residue at the same time, while deeply penetrating hair fiber to nourish hair from within, restoring hair in just one wash*. OleoTherapy lightweight blend get absorbed easily and provides deep nutrition for your hair, with no weigh-down effect and greasy residue. Its signature sulfate-free, paraben-free formula ensures the gentlest cleansing yet most effective cleansing for the already damaged hair. Shampoo and Conditioner retails at $15.90 each, while Hair Recovery Mask and Self-Heating Hot Oil retails at $19.90 and $25.90 respectively.
Have passed the OleoTherapy Shampoo to my husband for review as he has colored hair which is dry. He told me that the shampoo has a thick glue texture and he has to lather it up with water first before he can spread it evenly on his hair. Although the shampoo is sulfate free, it will work into a decent amount of lather. My husband felt that the shampoo is very nourishing and it leaves his hair soft but not oily. It also has a gentle formula that works for his sensitive scalp.
Watsons Hair Pro (NEW PRODUCTS and EXCLUSIVE!)
Watsons new haircare line from Japan – Hair Pro by Watsons – is the brand’s latest haircare line co-developed with Moltobene, a Japanese salon product manufacturer. Formulated with a formidable Heat Active Technology infused with NanoRepair™-EL, Hair Pro provides hair with a nourishing, salon-quality treatment even with blow drying. For Watsons Girls Day Out, the brand will be introducing its latest Heat-Active products for optimal styling of hair whilst staying free from damage.
Heat styling your hair is a common, easy way to get your mane looking more manageable and attractive. However, constant heat application to the hair via blow drying, curling and straightening can cause severe damage, making hair look dull and broken. Worry no more, as Hair Pro’s Heat Activated Technology is able to activate ingredients to protect hair against these damages. Upon heat activation from heat styling tools, the infused NanoRepair™-EL reacts and combines with the amines decomposed from protein, penetrating deep into each hair strand and providing much-needed damage-care from within.
Enhanced with a non-silicone formula which promotes effective absorption of oxygen into the scalp, Hair Pro products are also free from Parabens, Mineral Oils, UV Absorbers, Artificial Colourants and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. With an organic mix of Natural Organic Hybrid Rice Extract and Green Tea Extract from Japan, Hair Pro will help to boost the moisture levels in your hair, ensuring soft and healthy manes every day. Will give the Heat Active Hair Mask a try very soon and i’m pretty excited!
For nail / feet care, you can now DIY at the comfort of your home with the new products available in Watsons!
Depend (NEW PRODUCTS)
Depend is Sweden’s No. 1 best-selling cosmetic brand that has reached the country’s number one position on their focus categories: nail, nailcare products and niche products for the eye area. For Watsons Girls Day Out, the brand will be introducing its very own in-house GelLack system to achieve easy and inexpensive, salon-perfect talons at home. Easier to apply and longer lasting than regular polish, its unique removal process ensures a fuss-free and healthier nail experience.
The start kit includes a before/after cleanser, base coat, top coat, an orange wood cuticle stick and an LED lamp. The LED lamp strengthens and dries the nails within minutes, leaving an extremely durable surface. For best results, use GelLack Colour (30 shades available) for a high-shine finish that will last up to two to three weeks. With the GelLack system, removal of nail polish begins with a simple massage of the moisturizing GelLack Removal Oil onto the nails. Soak the nails in warm water for a few minutes and the gel nail can be easily removed with an orange stick with no damage done to the nail surface.
The GelLack Obligatory Start Kit, GelLack Colour and GelLack Removal Oil will be exclusively available at Watsons from March 2015. They retail at $99.00, $13.50 and $6.90 respectively
Scholl (NEW PRODUCT)
A host of unsightly problems can occur when we neglect our feet, including hard skin and calluses. This is all the more prevalent if we often walk in high-heeled or ill-fitting shoes too often. In fact, hard skin is one of the most common foot conditions experienced by everyone globally. As many as three out of five people around the world suffer from hard skin, which equates to 60 percent of the world’s population.
For people who don’t have the time to hit the salon for regular pedicure to get rid of hard skin & calluses, you can use the Velvet Smooth Express Pedi which is a handy electronic foot file designed for ease of use. The Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi can be used in the comfort of one’s home to achieve beautiful and velvety smooth feet effortlessly and instantly.
Ergonomically shaped with a soft-touch handle, the Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi is an electronic foot file specially designed with a fast rotating Micralumina™ roller head that gently exfoliates the feet. Within a single use, one can achieve results similar or even better than professional foot spa sessions. In addition, after every use, the roller head can be easily removed to wash or replace, offering a cost-effective solution for quick beautiful feet results.
The Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi is now retailing at Watsons stores for SGD $49.90. Roller head refill packs containing two replacement roller heads are sold separately and retail for SGD $19.90. Each roller head can be used for up to 12 treatments on both feet
Kerasal Nail (NEW PRODUCT)
For people who do manicure/pedicure on a daily basis and suffer from unhealthy nails as a result, Kerasal Nail is able to salvage and restore your nails. Kerasal Nail is a clear, colourless non-sterile topical solution that helps restore the appearance of dark and discolored nails. It also helps with softening and smoothening of the outer layers of the nail plate to restore the integrity of the nail surface for individuals who have brittle nails.
Kerasal Nail is a patented formula that combines the keratolyctic, nail softening and hydrating effects of propylene glycol, urea and lactic acid. It contains a unique technology that enables these beneficial ingredients to deeply penetrate the nail plate, so that the nail surface becomes smoother, has reduced discoloration and an improved nail appearance. Supplied in a plastic tube, it comes with a silicon drop tip to facilitate application of the solution to the nail. The ingredients in Kerasal Nail are fully biodegradable, and are free from preservatives and fragrances.
I have just removed my gelish nails (by myself) so my nails are really dry! Will apply Kerasal Nails to all my nails before going to bed. The solution spreads out easily due to the gel like liquid texture and the pointed tip makes it easy for me to spread it on my nails. It dries really quickly without stickiness so i can resume my normal duties asap. After applying for one week, i’m starting to see that my nails are not so dry (the white dried lines are dimishing). Not sure if it helps with whitening of yellowish nails as my nails are not yellow to begin with. 🙂
Kerasal Nail @ $29.90
For lifestyle products, Watsons will be bringing you the Energeyes & Smile Maker~
Energeyes (NEW PRODUCT and EXCLUSIVE)
The advent of digital devices such as smart phones, tablets and computers has led to an exponential growth in their usage. Technology has since become an integral part of our lives, with most people spending a large portion of their time on them. With a staggering nine out of ten adults spending more than two hours each day using a digital device, it comes as no surprise that these lifestyle changes have led to an increase in eye-related complaints.
It has been found that the main cause of digital eye strain is due to the prolonged exposure to harmful blue light which is emitted from the screens of our digital devices. It induces excessive focusing of the eyes and reduces visual contrast which puts our eyes at a high risk of digital eye strain. Symptoms of digital eye strain include redness, irritation, blurred vision, eye fatigue and headache.
Symptoms of digital eye strain can be alleviated with Energeyes Digital Lenses which employs a proprietary technology that is able to reduce harmful blue light by up to 50% and eliminate glares from digital screens. Energeyes Digital Lenses are ideal for individuals who have no corrective needs and contact lenses users. For Watsons Girls Day Out, the brand is showcasing its latest eye ware to lessen the strain on eyes from glares from digital screens (Retails at $67.90).
Few years back when i did eye check, there was some abnormalities detected (at the back of my eyes, the ‘cup’ in my appears to be too large for my age) so i was told to keep this in close monitoring as it might eventually lead to Blindness!! Hence, i will want to make sure that i took extra care of my eyes to prevent further complication. Since last year, i have been wearing my spectacles with Crizal UV lens to reflect away UV rays (both front and back) that would cause further damage to the eyes. As you know, i cannot be wearing my spectacles all the time (Vainpot me) so the Energeyes Digital Lenses will come in handy when i wish to wear contact lenses. It will prevent digital eye strain is due to the prolonged exposure to harmful blue light which is emitted from my laptop and smart phone.. Say goodbye to redness, irritation, blurred vision, eye fatigue and headache! After using it, i felt that my vision is clearer, brighter and i felt more secured knowing that my eyes are more well protected. 🙂
Smile Maker (NEW PRODUCT and EXCLUSIVE)
This product got me feeling so shy yet excited!~ wahahahaha~ Introducing Smile Makers, the friendliest collection of personal massagers on the planet. Smile Makers’ mission is to make great products that promote healthy sex as a natural part of beauty care – helping women feel confident, sexy and happy, with or without a partner. The brand aims to be the friendliest collection of personal massagers and has sleek designs inspired by four fun personalities – The Fireman, The Frenchman, The Millionaire, and The Tennis Coach. Each product is completely phthalate-free, made with super-smooth, 100% body-safe, FDA-approved silicone.
Meet the “Men”
The Fireman (Red) – He knows his way around a fiery situation and he’s mighty skilled at cooling things down.
The Frenchman (Blue) – A cunning linguist, he may speak in a foreign tongue but he sure knows what he’s talking about.
The Millionaire (Purple) – A classic gentleman and an all-rounder, he’s here to pleasure you like the princess you are
The Tennis Coach (Yellow)– He’s sculpted and fit, with a forehand stroke designed to take very specific aim
Since its introduction in 2012, Smile Makers has earned glowing reviews from media, consumers, retailers and the medical community worldwide – including Belgium, France, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom – as a ground-breaking innovation within its category. Received the ‘Frenchman’ inside the goodie bag and this massager is designed to ‘Tickle’ like a feather~ Have tried to power on the ‘Frenchman’ and there’s different massaging mode and speed.. hahahaha~
I’m sure many of us hates going to the dentist! I HATE IT TOO!!! Therefore, prevention is better than cure… Many of us would make a lot of effort and take really good care of our faces and bodies to regular facials and massages; but how many of us actually make conscious effort to take care of our teeth? To help you achieve good oral hygiene and asthetic, Watsons is proud to introduce new products from the various oral care brands!
Established in 1933, The Hawley & Hazel Group is a reliable and trusted manufacturer of high quality oral care products. This includes the world-renowned Darlie brand of toothpastes and toothbrushes, which has a long history as one of the respected and recognized oral care names in Asia.
Shiny white teeth is key to turning up the charisma of a smile and a healthy oral cavity is essential to keeping each tooth looking sparkly white. The new Darlie All Shiny White Multi Care Toothpaste is a multi-care toothpaste tasked to effectively whiten plus deliver seven other benefits all in a tube to achieve a healthy brilliant smile with daily use.
The whitening 1 + 7 benefits include:
• Removes plaque
• Strengthens enamel
• Cares for the gums
• Provides deep cleaning
• Prevents cavities
• Strengthens teeth
• Freshens breath
The Darlie All Shiny White Multi Care Toothpaste retails at $3.45 for 140g and is available at selected Watsons stores.
If you have sensitive teeth, switching to a sensitive toothpaste such as Sensodyne toothpaste can make a big difference in not only your enjoyment of everyday life, but in your overall oral health as well. Sensodyne is the dentist recommended brand for sensitivity, offering a range of specifically formulated toothpastes. Sensodyne toothpaste works to relieve tooth pain due to sensitive teeth and provides lasting protection all day, every day when used as directed.
Whitening treatments are known for causing sensitivity. Sensitivity occurs when the dentine, which is the inner part of the tooth usually covered by an outer layer of enamel or gum becomes exposed, usually through gingival recession or enamel loss. Unlike other whitening toothpastes that are very abrasive and can worsen sensitivity, Sensodyne True White has a breakthrough patented formulation that is clinically proven to relieve sensitivity. This is the first time that a toothpaste is able to provide sensitivity relief in an ultra-low abrasion formulation which has been proven to remove stains. The absence of abrasive silicas makes Sensodyne True White a unique formulation, making it different from other toothpastes.
Sensodyne True White also contains 5% STP. STP is a chemical that binds with calcium and prevents it from strengthening the plaque, resulting in a weaker plaque, allowing the toothbrush to more effectively clean the plaque. In addition, the binding of STP with calcium also prevents stain from attaching, providing stain protection for your teeth. Sensodyne True White is available at all Watsons stores and will retail for $10.90.
Every day millions of people around the world trust Colgate to help care for themselves and the ones they love. From oral care to personal care, from home care to pet nutrition, Colgate makes the products that make you smile. Throughout the world, smiles are the language of happiness, universal expressions of joy. The happiness, health and confidence that come from a bright, well-maintained smile dramatically impact quality of life. As a trusted partner, Colgate offers quality oral care products, including toothpastes and toothbrushes, as well as expert dental health information.
Colgate Total Pro-Gum Health
A healthy mouth begins with healthy gums. To address the needs of Singaporean adults with gum problems, Colgate-Palmolive has launched its first Alcohol-Free mouthwash with gum problems solution – Colgate Total Pro-Gum Health. Targeting the main cause of gum problems, a constant build-up of harmful bacteria in the mouth, Colgate Total Pro-Gum Health works by killing up to 99% of bacteria in your mouth. It also helps to prevent cavities, strengthen enamel and provide you with a long-lasting fresh breath without a burning sensation. Retails at $6.90, with an introductory price of $4.95 in March.
Colgate Optic White Plus Shine
A smile is the best accessory everyone can wear. Outshine the crowd with your smile by making your smile shinier and brighter with Colgate’s latest whitening toothpaste – Colgate Optic While Plus Shine. The ‘Micro-Crystal Particles’ in its newly upgraded formula will gently polish teeth, making your teeth one shade whiter and shinier within a week. With brighter and shinier teeth, it will definitely be a confidence booster! Retails $8.50 for 100gm. For more information on Colgate Optic White, please visit http://www.colgateopticwhite.com.sg
Fancy supplements that will boost your health while rejuvenate & improves your well-being? At the event, we were treated to a detailed demonstration by Gene Oasis on their bird nests. Gene Oasis is the first and only licensed company to operate a certified factory for processing dried bird’s nest and bird’s next extracts. Seeking to provide a safer, healthier nourishment for the whole family. The products are free from harmful chemicals such as nitrites and bleaches, and are scientifically rid of microbial pathogens, including the bird flu virus. With the highest assured quality. Yu Pin Zhen’s Pure De Yan bird’s nest products are a nutritious treat perfect for people of all ages at all stages of their lives. For Watsons Girls Day Out, the brand is introducing Concentrated Bird’s Nest, its latest bird’s nest product. It is pre-cooked in a concentrated form, one can choose to eat it straight out of the jar or as a supplement to sweet desserts or savory dishes.
Do you know that Bird’s nest is a natural tonic delicacy suitable for consumption by males and females of all age group?
Wellness of Bird’s Nest:
• Beneficial to the lungs, stomach and kidney
• Boost recovery after surgery
• Activate rejuvenation
• Promotes brain development
• Enhance nutrition during pregnancy, post pregnancy and confinement
Yu Pin Zhen’s Pure De Yan bird’s nest isn’t too sweet and does not taste artificial. The small bottle of bird nest that you see below has a generous amount of pure birds nest which is still in visible chunky shreds. My TCM sinseh also told me that good bird’s nest won’t melt / break easily when cooked. The texture of the bird nest is smooth and overall taste is not too sweet! The Concentrated Bird’s Nest comes in two packaging sizes – $95, six bottles x 30ml or $152, two bottles x 150ml. It is exclusively available at selected Watsons stores.
With the aim of using the best in nature to improve the one’s well-being, Kinohimitsu offers a range of range nutraceutical products for all detox, health and beauty needs. The brand utilizes the energy and healing properties of plants in their products to provide thorough, quick and effective remedies to boost the quality of the human body. The key to looking one’s best is to have healthy, glowing skin.
During the event, i was particularly attracted to the Kinohimitsu BB Drink . One bottle of BB drink will bring about functional, instant effect and helps restore skin’s natural glow and clarity – not only on the face but the entire body, including the back, hands and legs. It works best for dehydrated, oily and acne skin. Often, skin may look dull and lifeless due to a lack of hydration, lack of essential vitamins or adverse environmental conditions. The Kinohimitsu BB Drink is an instant drink targeted at brightening tired looking skin back to its healthy luminous best. Infused with hydrolysed bird’s nest, chicken cartilage (a source of hyaluronic acid) and fermented yeast (a source of co-enzyme Q10, CoQ10), the drink nourishes, hydrates and rejuvenates every single skin cell in the body for a baby-like, rosy complexion.
The recommended consumption rate for the Kinohimitsu BB Drink is one bottle per day, and is to be shaken well before drinking. What i love most is the taste as it is not overly sweet and it is very tasty! I don’t even have to drink it cold and it already tasted really nice. Currently, there’s a promotion at Watsons and The Kinohimitsu BB Drink Value Pack retails at $39.90 for a pack of six, with four complimentary bottles. Really good deal!
Kinohimitsu also offers a product to care for our eyes! Caring for your vision can lead to a better quality of life. Your eyesight impacts your performance at work, school, and home. When your vision health is at its best, you perform better in all aspects of your life. However, over time free radicals and environmental exposure such as blue light could damage of eyes, leading to premature macular degeneration and other eye discomforts such as chronic dryness and red veins. Kinohimitsu EyeBright is designed to offer in depth protective elements to the eyes. Coupled with FloraGLO® Lutein, DHA, Lycopene and potent anthocyanins (Maqui Berry Extract & Purple Rice Extract) for ultimate nourishment to the eyes.
Now i’m taking 1 sachet a day before breakfast and i will consume it directly! Together with the Energeyes Digital Lenses, i hope to protect my vision before it worsen. By taking it directly, it reminds me of the ‘pop-pop’ candies that i had when i was young! The powder tasted good on its own (it has a sweet berry taste) and really easy to swallow it down without any weird after taste.
Aiming to the the Kinohimitsu 6 Day D’tox Plum Juice as my body is in due of a detox and i’m facing digestive issues recently.. This six day program is a smart way to flush out toxins from your body within 2-4 hours , without disrupting my daily life. J’pan D’tox Juice contains no additives that provides high concentrations of dietary fiber which increases the beneficial cultures in the digestive tract and helps fortify the body’s defenses.
For the makeup junkies, SilkyGirl, Revlon & Kate have launched new products this year!
A home-grown color cosmetics brand of Alliance Cosmetics, SILKYGIRL is an exciting brand that offers a complete range of colur cosmetics for fun-loving teenagers and young working women who desire to beautify themselves. Created especially for young Asian women between the ages of 18 to 25 years, SILKYGIRL aims to develop the right product that brings out the best in oneself. The SILKYGIRL color palette ranges from bold and fun to romantic and exhilarating hues that easily complements one’s mood and persona. The brand aims to help aspiring women look and feel good, as well as believe in themselves.
Attracted to the all new SILKYGIRL Go Matte Lipcolor so i went back to get one in Mystic Rose shade. It has a really sweet rose pink color suitable for everyday use (with an introductory price of $9.90)! This new matte finish lipcolor from SILKYGIRL glides on easily for a more comfortable wear. Designed to stay on lips for hours on end, SILKYGIRL Go Matte Lipcolor contains Shea Butter, Safflower Oil and Papaya Extract to moisturize, nourish and smoothen lips. Available in 6 shades It’s also made of carmine-free ingredients, is fragrance-free and is not tested on animals. Like all Matte lipstick, the SilkyGirl go Matte Lipcolor will tend to accentuate cracked and dry lips so don’t forget to exfoliate for a smooth and pretty application.
SilkyGirl has also launched hair-dyes which is a ammonia-free hair color which allows you to achieve natural looking shade of your choice. Enriched with Argan oil, olive oil, Panthenol, whild mango butter and aloe vera, this permanent hair color will nourish & deeply moisturized hair with a healthy shine while preventing dry and damaged hair.
Founded in 1932, Revlon is a global color cosmetics, hair color, beauty tools, fragrances, skincare, anti-perspirant / deodorants and beauty care products company whose vision is Glamour, Excitement and Innovation through high-quality products at affordable prices. Revlon is one of the strongest consumer brand franchises in the world, with products sold in over 100 countries across six continents.
Heard so much about Revlon Lip product and foundation as they are highly raved. Glad to inform that there will be more lip product and foundation added to the collection.
Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain
Revlon’s latest lipstick technology brings an innovative formula that provides immediate hydration for your lips. Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain is not a traditional lipstick. It is a liquid lipstick! Infused with water-like hydration, it gives your lips a moisture rich spa throughout day. The Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain is available in eight trend-setting shades and retails at $20.90. It is available in Watsons, Guardian and major departmental stores.
Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Effect Makeup
The Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Effect Makeup is an innovative foundation that gives skin a poreless, airbrushed look. Featuring light-filtering technology and soft focus pigments that filter light to give skin a flawless, luminous finish, the lightweight formula offers skin medium to full coverage. The Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Effect Makeup is available in five high resolution shades and retails at $30.90. It will be available in Watsons, Guardian and major departmental stores from March 2015.
I know we will spend as much effort to doll ourselves up so that we will look out best, but it is just as important to remove our makeup at the end of the day so that our skin will look the best as well… Watsons is proud to present 2 brand new makeup remover products to help you maintain clean and clear skin.
Bioderma’s approach involves reactivating the skin’s natural resources to help it recover the normal functions of healthy skin. With its philosophy of Biologican Mimetism – to innovate by formulas and patents that mimic the natural processes of healthy skin, Bioderma only uses ingredients that are strictly necessary, and selects the purist ingredients at the right doses. For Watsons Girls Day Out, the brand will be introducing Bioderma Sensibio Lait Cleansing Milk, the new addition to its exclusive cleansing range only available at Watsons.
With an ultra-light texture, Sensibio Lait does more than just gentle cleansing and removal of make-up from face and eyes. This unique formula containing the TOLERIDINE® patent biologically increases the skin’s tolerance level and reduces skin sensitivity over time. Its non-rinse formula is fragrance-free, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. Have seen the cleansing power of the cleansing milk at the event, it is able to remove tough and stubborn waterproof makeup in just one swipe.. Will certainly give this a try soon when my current HG Covermark Cleansing milk finishes.
Bioderma Sensibio Lait is available exclusively at Watsons from March 2015 at $26.90 (250ml).
Fans of Cetaphil, the No. 1 Dermatological Skincare Brand in Singapore, can now achieve cleanliness on-the-go with the latest Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths.
Adapted from its best-selling predecessor, Gentle Skin Cleanser, the high-quality, one-use woven cloths are pre-moistened with the soap-free formula to remove make up and dirt without causing irritation, anywhere, and any time of the day. With the same effectiveness and gentleness of the cleanser, the cleansing cloth ensures that perfectly cleansed and supple skin is always within an arm’s reach.
The Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths infused with the Gentle Skin Cleanser is suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive skin. The travel-friendly pack comes complete with ultra-soft, non-comedogenic, fragrance free and pH balanced cloths that contain humectants water, stearyl alcohol and propylene glycol to lock moisture into the skin, cetyl alcohol, allantoin and zinc gluconate to support the skin barrier and surfactants, to gently break up dirt and impurities on the skin’s surface. The re-sealable lid ensures that the 25 pre-moistened cloths do not dry out and moisture is sealed tight within the package – perfect for men and women leading active lifestyles who desire clean, supple and healthy skin on-the-go. Will be reviewing this soon as Cetaphil has just sent me another pack! So Stay Tune! 🙂
Hope you find the introductions & short reviews beneficial! I have also gave the Watsons eStore a try when i need to replenish some necessities. Watsons has heard the feedback of their customers and has expanded their digital footprint with the launch of their online store, bringing convenience right to customers’ doorsteps, especially for individuals who do not have time to visit Watson’s brick-and-mortar stores or people who wish to avoid the crowds. With a 24/7 shopping offering, it is easy to shop anytime, anywhere with just a click away which enhances customers’ shopping experience.
The Watsons eStore not only features in-store products, but also will also feature many more exclusive products and brand offerings, as well as bulky items that are not typically available in brick-and-mortar stores. I find that the eStore is very easy to navigate as it is segmented into various categories – Health, Skin, Makeup, Hair, Personal Care, Baby and Lifestyle. In addition, i can even locate the latest deals and promotions very easily under the ‘HOT’ category.
With the online shopping, i am able to skip payment queues and i can choose between self collection or delivery.. Delivery is free for those who spend a minimum spend of $80 and items will be delivered within the next two days by a trusted and reputable carrier. I chose self collection as there’s a Watsons store located at Punggol Plaza which is a 5 mins walk from my place. When the items are ready for collection (Within 3 working days for my order), i received an sms and an email notification. Items were packed in a box securely and i can just grab and go.. 🙂
Online shoppers are also able to enjoy deals and gift with purchases just like at the store, with the listing of redemption schemes and promotions laid out on the purchase page itself. As part of Watsons’ 27th anniversary celebrations, the brand would like to thank customers for their loyal support throughout the years with a special surprise gift added to each purchase order for online shoppers during the entire birthday month of March.
Thank you so much for reading and remember to visit the Watsons’ stores to check out the new arrivals~
* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from Watsons Singapore’s website and Presskit