Unveiling Althea’s Beauty Boxes~

KOREA! I cannot stop raving how much i love their skincare products, food and K-dramas! Currently counting down to my Korea Trip in April and i’m certainly looking forward to shopping, eating and stocking up my skincare essentials. I’m sure many of us here love Skincare and Beauty Products from Korea and will try all ways to get it (be it getting friends to purchase when they head to Korea or getting it online).

Despite the increasing popularity of K-beauty items in the world, there was not a one-stop shopping destination where every and anyone in the world could enjoy authentic K-beauty products at a reasonable price, just as Korean consumers do in Korea. Hence, Althea was founded to bridge authentic K-beauty to SEAsians.

Althea innovates the cross border distribution channel to connect K-beauty suppliers directly
with SEA consumers. So now, it just feels that you are shopping at Korea with Althea! Althea offers comprehensive K-beauty selections at the lowest price to consumers and strives to become the gateway to the world, most favored by K-beauty suppliers.

If you love Beauty Boxes, you will be glad to know that Althea also carries Beauty Boxes~  Unveiling the latest addition to the Althea Korea family are their line of limited edition beauty boxes, specially curated by the fairy team in Seoul. Since the launch of the thematic boxes every month from October, each carefully curated boxes were SOLD OUT so fastest fingers first! 🙂

Every month, the fairy team will release 2 types of beauty boxes – Althea Boxes and Trend Boxes!

  • Althea Boxes are based on specific themes, giving customers and fans a chance to get their hands on a mix of loved and new favorites. Release frequency: twice a month.
  • Trend Boxes, on the other hand, will be packed with hot products (either a new brand or new products from an existing brand) based on some of Korea’s biggest beauty trends. Released frequency: once a month

Each box can hold anywhere from 6 – 12 full-size products depending on the theme and value. The best part is that you can buy only if you like it! There’s no commitment to subscribing for a monthly, quarterly or yearly payment to get these beauty boxes. The only downside is that these beauty boxes are limited in quantity (while stocks last) on a first come first serve basis. I have to say that it will be SOLD OUT very fast so don’t procrastinate.

The first Althea Box that i have carted out is the [Althea Box] Hair Box which retails for S$33 whereby it consists of products that’s worth $110. Shipping is complimentary as my purchase is above $29. For just $33. i have received 7 full size (fresh!) hair products which is super worth it (so it was sold out shortly after launch!). Expiry dates for all the products are in 2018 / 2019 so rest assured that products in the beauty boxes are fresh batches.

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As i placed my order during the Christmas period, my Hair Box came in a nice Christmas theme box with Greeting card inside. 🙂 My personal favorite from the Hair Box are the Innisfree Green Tea Mint Shampoo and Piolang Raspberry Hair Vinegar which helps to curb scalp itchiness. Moreover, it leaves my hair smelling nice and feeling soft.

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The 2nd Beauty Box which got me excited was the [Althea Box] Mermaid Box as i was so into ‘Legend of the Blue Sea’ but i was too late to grab one before it was sold out! 😦 However, Tammy from Althea reserved one set for me when it was restocked and sent it to me for review!! Thank you! 🙂 Last check, the Mermaid Box is sold out once again and there will be no more restock… In order not to have any regrets, sign up for Althea’s newsletter and you will be informed if there’s any new launches / promotions.

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My [Althea Box] Mermaid Box were delivered within a week upon order confirmation and products came individually wrapped in a thick layer of bubble wrap and delivered timely via courier.

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[Althea Box] Mermaid Box is HEAVY as it contains 7 full size products which i will be reviewing some of the products. More details below!

Son & Park Beauty Water
Chica-Y-Chico Skin Glow Essence
Rire Lucent White Pearl Cream
Witch’s Pouch Real Skin Moisture Ampoule Base
Tony Moly Luminous Goddess Aura Crystal Light
CFC Lab Argan Glow Hair Oil
Chica-Y-Chico Mermaid Mask

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I’m not familiar with the brand Chica-Y-Chico and i have tried to do some research of the brand online. However,  i’m unable to locate any website in English so there’s no brand introduction this time.  Chica-Y-Chico Mermaid Mask is the first item i have tried from the Mermaid Box as my skin is very dehydrated and oily recently (due to medication i have to take during surgery).. By feeding it with AQUA, the oil secretion will be more control so the mask came in really handy! Chica-Y-Chico Mermaid Mask contains multiple complex including seaweed, pearl and hyaluronic acid gives a surge of moisture to skin instantly.

The beauty secret of the Little Mermaid Princess Ariel is the plentiful seaweed that surround her and the pearls she always wears. They kept her skin moisturized and glowing even after she became a human. Pearls, the precious jewel of the sea and seaweed are full of healthy ingredients that intensely hydrate and soothe dehydrated skin for dewy, glowing skin. 

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First impression of the Mermaid Mask is that it is richly soaked with essence! Secondly, i love how easy it is to apply the mask as it has a plastic sheet. The mask sheet is thin but sturdy and it fits onto the contour of my nose very well. Once you have adhere the mask onto your skin, remove the plastic sheet and then adjust the mask accordingly. Upon application of the mask, there’s an instant soothing and refreshing sensation. During the 20 mins of application, there’s no discomfort or stinging sensation. After removing the face mask, my skin feels so much smoother, brighter and softer to the touch. The mask is very moisturizing and soothing as skin no longer feels tight and it became ‘light’ after i remove it.. The next day, i woke up to not so tight, radiant and less oily skin! I’m really impressed as there’s excellent results with only one application! This Mask is exclusive in the Mermaid Mask hence i cannot get it on Althea. Shall stock up when i head to Korea in April 🙂

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After using Chica-Y-Chico Mermaid Mask and seeing results, i applied the Chica-Y-Chico Skin Glow Essence right after removing the mask. An essence is to be used after toner and before moisturizer. For people with dehydrated skin, Essence helps add another layer of hydration before you apply your moisturizer. The Skin Glow Essence hydrates skin and brightens by improving dullness from deep inside. It contains Hologram-Complex that reflects the light falling on the face to give a three-dimensional effect to the curves. Five main benefits of the Glow Essence includes supplying of nutrition, soothing, vitalizing, whitening and improving radiance.

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Chica-Y-Chico Skin Glow Essence is formulated with brightening complex made up of pearl extract and 9 botanical formula:

1. Pearl extract: Pearl has been considered as one of the high-end cosmetic ingredients for the great beauties in the history, for Cleopatra and Yang Guifei. It contains 14~18 kinds of amino acids including 8 different essencial amino acids. They improve the elasticity of your skin and hydrate, help to maintain firm skin.

2. Hydrolyzed Conchiolin Protein: This is one of proteins from shells, protect pearl and the wall of a pearl. It is also known that it affects the beautiful glow of the pearl. It vitalizes your skin and cares for energetic skin.

3. Whitening-9 Complex: Whitening-9 complex is composed with extracts from 9 different white-coloured plants (Lotus, Mulberry root, Freesia, Snow lotus, Daisy, Madonna Lily, Huttuynia cordata, Edelweiss, Ginseng). It protects your skin from the external environment by outstanding anti-ageing effect, cares for transparent glowing skin by whitening effect.

If you are looking for a non-sticky essence to give you instant brighter skin, look no further! Chica-Y-Chico Skin Glow Essence has a gel base and it leave the skin feeling refreshed after application (Which is good for my sensitive and easily irritated skin). Texture is non-greasy and it gets absorbed well into my dehydrated skin. There’s no adverse reaction like redness after application. Upon closer look, there’s actually subtle shimmery particles which helps brighten and create dimension. As i always have dull skintone, the brightening results is even more obvious on my skin. However, the hydration level is not as ‘powerful’ so do not use this essence to substitute your moisturizer. I did tried using it alone (skipping moisturizer) and my skin felt tight during mid day.

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Witch’s Pouch Real Skin Moisture Ampoule Base is the savior for people who wants a product that works for their dry and sensitive skin (which also works as an effective makeup base!). Witch’s Pouch Real Skin Moisture Ampoule Base is a hydro soothing moisture ampoule + real skin makeup base that contains stable and integral Gold to deeply hydrate skin. At the same time, it has a light texture that’s weightless while leaving you with a dewy finish. Witch’s Pouch Real Skin Moisture Ampoule Base has several beneficial effects and they are the skin brightening, stress alleviating, moisture evaporation blockage, intense moisture capacity, soothing substances reinforced and base with low irritation

Active Ingredients includes 

Gold – imparting moisture constantly to the skin. The integral substance that removed the skin exhaustion and stress, purifies the harmful substances and enhances the skin condition, raising the makeup fit

Ceramide as skin component, moisture attracting substance blocking moisture evaporation

Hyaluronic Acid as a nature derived moisturizing component, holding onto the moisture

Aloe Vera Leaf impart moisture deep into skin

Souble collagen delivers moisture energy and firming effect

Skin loving blend of Arrow Root, Licorice Peony, Cnidium, Aloe Vera Leaf, Elm root, thrumwort seed, centelle, fig, portulaca

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Do you know that ampoule has the highest concentration of enriching active ingredients, followed by the serum and the essence. Ampoules are for people who need an instant skin care effect. Hence, one drop is supercharged with more goodies and will better improve the quality of skin and heightens the overall skin-boosting effect (As it is meant to use on top of toner and moisturizer). First impression of the Witch’s Pouch Real Skin Moisture Ampoule Base is that it is very classy and my husband commented that it must be expensive. haha. When i first came into contact with the texture, i’m in awe as it is so light! Upon spreading, it turns watery and it just feels like i’m applying water on my skin. Due to its texture, it gets penetrated into my skin quickly without any heavy after-feel… The gold flakes will disappear after application and it seems to help brighten up my overall complexion.  After use, skin looks softer, smoother and calmer… I also have better hydrated and less tight skin. I found myself reaching out to this ampoule very often in the morning and i felt that my skin felt less oily at the end of the day with this.

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Next, Son & Park Beauty Water (a cult favorite) is something which i am looking forward to use . Son & Park Beauty Water is a multi-function product which can be used as a cleanser, toner, exfoliator, primer, hydrator and setting spray! This smart cleaning liquid is made from natural plant extracts that gently cleans and moisturizes to deliver smooth, revitalized and hydrated skin.

Son & Park Beauty Water is created in mind for a clean base for the next steps in our skincare and makeup routine. The Beauty Water is not just a cleanser, it has mild exfoliation abilities with willow bark and papaya extract to buff awat dead skin cells, revealing brighter and smoother skin. Lavender water, rose water, and orange fruit extract impart a subtle hydration so skin can be prepped for subsequent products. Beauty Water can be used in the morning to create the perfect base for makeup application, midday as a refresher, and night after cleansing to remove remaining impurities. Suitable for all skin types, Beauty Water has a pH of 4.5, effectively resetting the skin’s natural pH after cleansing.

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The beauty water is ideal for cleansing your face during a long flight, as a toner, wiping off residue after masking and freshening up your skin during the day. Currently, i’m using another brand of beauty water but i find that the Son & Park Beauty Water fares so much better at fraction of the price! Texture wise, it win hands down as it is watery and does not leave behind an oily firm over using. Secondly, it does not contains as much fragrance and the Son & Park Beauty Water has a medicated smell which i like! 😛 Son & Park Beauty Water has a gentle formula as it doesn’t sting or cause my skin to be red. Despite being mild, it does remove residues on my skin well. It also  leaves my skin feeling refreshed and soothing sensation after use.. After applying the toner, skin feels clean, soft and looks more supple! It will also calm my skin and refreshes it without any drying effect..Love it!!!

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Next up, i will be talking more about a hair care product known as the CFC Lab Argan Glow Hair Oil with 50 year history! CFC Lab Argan Glow Hair Oil has a light formula without stickiness, a gorgeous scent and it contains no harmful ingredients. Rich in Argan Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Avocado oil, Vaccinium Myrtillus Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oil, and Macadamia Integrifolia Oil, the Argan Glow Hair Oil has excellent moisturizing, protection , soothing and repairing effect.

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Been using the CFC Lab Argan Glow Hair Oil as a heat protector before i blow dry my hair. Will use 1 pump for each side of my hair and the  hair oil has a sweet and refreshing mix of fruity flora scent. As the CFC Lab Argan Glow Hair Oil is oil-based, it will be oily to the touch. But once it is fully absorbed, there’s isn’t any greasy heavy after-feel left behind. After application, hair feels very soft and smooth and i can glide my comb through it.  After blow drying my hair, my hair  appears to be shiner, more volumized and tamer (lesser flyaway hair).

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As i no longer apply makeup on my skin (except lipstick), i have passed the Tony Moly Luminous Goddess Aura Crystal Light to my friend who will put it to better use. The Luminous Goddess Aura Crystal Light is a liquid type highlighter infused with skin shining complex – pearl, amethyst, and diamond extract. The highlighter is also formulated with Micro Sparkling Pearl, Skin Shining Complex, 3 blends mix of botanical oil and oil controlling powder. This highlighter can be mixed with base products / foundation which will give you natural and glowing finish. Previously, i was using this highlighter and it is the one that’s pink in color. SA recommended the pink shade as i have fair skin. When applied onto my skin, it has a subtle shimmery white pearly finish which is very natural. The texture isn’t heavy and it blends well without leaving behind greasiness.

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Lastly. there’s the Lucent White Pearl Cream which contains pearl extracts of 1020ppm and pearl powders of 70ppm that will change dry and rough skin into a radiant skin that glows from the inside! The pearl extracts and pearl powders inside the cream makes face look more distinct and lively. Lucent White Pearl Cream also contains five kinds flower extracts (Peony, Lily of the valley, Magnolia liliflora DESR Leontopodium alpinum, Lilium candidum extracts) helps with whitening, brightening and anti-wrinkle so that skin will glow like a pearl. Have yet to give this a try and will come to this soon 🙂

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Before i go, i have a confession to make! I ordered the newly launched [Trendy Box] Smart Beauty Tool Box yesterday!I’m hooked on Althea’s beauty boxes and i felt that Althea has brought K-beauty and Beauty Boxes to a whole new level~  Whether you’re looking for tried and true favorites or hankering for the hottest, freshest products to dip your fingers into, Althea’s beauty boxes are a great way for you to add to your beauty arsenal 🙂

* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from Althea’s & Misc website

Indulge in Retail Therapy via Beautiful.me!

Few months ago, i have blogged about Beautiful.me, a Singapore-based Premier eShopping Club that offers an extensive range of over 6,000 beauty, body and baby products at amazing Prices + Free Delivery. Founded and headquartered in Singapore, Beautiful.me is managed by a group of retail and business professionals who aspire to change the way Asian women shop for all things beauty.

I’m someone who does most of my shopping online as i am very lazy to visit brick-and-mortar stores and dislike crowds! With Beautiful.me, it is easy to shop anytime, anywhere with just a click away. This means no more waiting for the next big sale, and no more carrying around heavy shopping bags filled with beauty and personal care essentials. Moreover, orders will be delivered right to the doorstep the following day. With such convenience and cost savings,Beautiful.me will be useful for working women and busy mums.

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Previously, i have ordered things from Beautifulme and I find that the eStore is very easy to navigate as it is segmented into various categories – Beauty, Body, Baby, Brands and Hot Deals. The layout of the website is easy on the eyes and very user-friendly as there are sub categories so you can locate what you need easily. If all things fail, there’s always the search function.

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Beautiful.me aims to provide its members with a smarter way to shop at the best prices possible. What i love most on Beautiful.me is that i have instant access to flash sales which allows more cost savings. Every purchase will also comes with Smart Reward Points, which can be redeemed for free samples, product trials and gifts. There’s also the smart shopping cart technology to help members track the amount of cost savings, offering various delivery and packing options that come with bonus rebates (See Chart below) — allowing members to save even more.

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As i’m moving in to my new place next month, i have already planned to make Beautiful.me my preferred e-shopping destination for some of our beauty and personal care essentials. 🙂 Few months ago, Beautiful.me had a Bazaar whereby there’s amazing shopping deals and fun activities like Hello Kitty Manicure by OPI, games and many more. I was honored to be given the opportunity to attend the Hello Kitty Bento Workshop and hereby sharing some pictures taken during the workshop. 🙂

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Tools and Ingredients Required for the Bento

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Bento completed by the Instructor.

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Bento Making in Progress.

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I know it doesn’t looks appetizing but I have tried my best!! Nonetheless, thank you Beautiful.me for organizing such a fun Bento workshop!

At the end of the Bento Workshop, Beautiful.me presented me with a huge paper bag that’s packed with many products that i saw at the Bazaar (Thank you!).

Here’s some of the products that you can purchase via Beautiful.me. Not only that there’s beauty, supplements  and personal care essentials, you can get baby-related products via Beautiful.me as well. At the Bazaar, i saw a few mummies buying diapers in bulk so you can gauge how affordable the prices are. 🙂

I’m someone who relies on supplements heavily as i felt that my diet has insufficient mineral and nutrients content. To make up it, i’m taking supplements like Multi-vitamin, fish oil and grape seed extract to help restore my body to a place of balance. I’m definitely seeing the benefits as i don’t fall sick so often and i have healthier skin + hair. 🙂

In the bag, there’s Blackmores Odourless Fish Oil 1000 Mini Caps (400caps).  It is a must that my fish oil must not have any fishy after taste and it must be pure (Does not contain contaminants like mercury).  Fish oil is a great way to boost omega-3 intake for people who don’t eat enough fish however sometimes large capsules can be hard to swallow. Blackmores Odourless Fish Oil Mini Caps provide the same strength of omega-3s as a standard fish oil 1000 mg but in a half sized capsule. Plus they are odourless without the use of artificial surfactants, so there’s no fishy aftertaste. At Blackmores, the fish oils are rigorously tested for quality and highly purified.

Blackmores Odourless Fish Oil 1000 Mini Caps

I have just started on this new bottle of Blackmores Odourless Fish Oil 1000 Mini Caps as i have finished my previous bottle of fish oil (from another brand). The Blackmores fish oil’s size is half of what i used to consume in the past which makes it easier to swallow. There’s no fish after taste which is a big plus point!

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2 capsules a day for healthy brain and heart~

I have passed the FatBlaster Coconut Detox 2 Day Plan and Bioglan Superfoods Chia Seeds to my husband.

The FatBlaster Coconut Detox 2 Day Plan is the exciting new program to help one flush away toxins while reducing belly bloat and puffiness to help one feel lighter, rejuvenated and get the body you want – all in just 2 days! Hydrating Coconut Water : Coconut Water, known as nature’s sports drink, is loaded with electrolytes essential for cellular metabolism and is great for hydrating the body. It is taken from the young coconut and is virtually fat-free! Medium Chain Triglycerides : They are found in mature coconuts and have been clinically studied to better understand their benefits. They have been making headlines for their role for thermogenesis, the process that helps jump-start your metabolism and fat-burning.

FatBlaster Coconut Detox 2 Day Plan 750ml

My husband has been adding the Bioglan Chia Seeds to his Yoghurt as part of his breakfast. Do you know that Chia seed is a super seed that does is all? A staple superfood, chia seeds can increase energy, digestive health, help manage blood sugar levels and improve overall wellbeing. Chia Seeds have traditionally been used by central and South American populations for as long as 5,000 years as a dietary mainstay. Recently, Chia seeds have become a staple item in Australian kitchens too. This is due to their high nutrient value, tangible benefits and ease of inclusion in cooking, meals and smoothies.

Bioglan Chia Seeds are high in fibre, calcium, complete protein, amino acids, slowly processed carbohydrates and loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and omega-3. Chia Seeds – added to any meal – can naturally boost your energy and improve your brain, heart and skin health, for better health from the inside out. Bioglan Chia Seeds are the richest plant-based source of omega-3, protein, dietary fibre and antioxidants available. Bioglan Chia Seeds are also high in fibre for good digestion & weight loss, high in protein for longer lasting energy, and so convenient to include in your meals.

Bioglan Superfoods Chia Seeds 750g

Clean skin is the first important step to flawless skin and the best thing you can do is to remove your makeup and double cleanse your skin daily. It is important to use effective products that will remove all dust, excessive sebum, impurities and make-up which contributes to skin problems (like clogged pores, acne and sensitivity).. If you are looking for an effective yet affordable makeup remover, look no further! BIFESTA will provide the simple, fuss-free and yet reliable makeup removal solution.

‘Bi‘ actually means Beauty or 美 in Japanese while ‘Festa’ is an abbreviation of Festival. Together, Bifesta means Beauty Festival, a celebration of beauty means Beauty Festival, a celebration of beauty where beautiful skin can be achieved quickly and easily with effective makeup removal. Bifesta is the first to introduce water-based makeup remover in Japan which is suitable for every skin type, lifestyle and occasions. Because Bifesta provided simple, fuss-free and yet reliable makeup removal solutions with added skincare qualities to cater to our hectic lifestyles, it has won many awards in Japan and Singapore. In Japan, 3 bottles of Bifesta makeup removers are sold every min in Japan.

Recently, Bifesta has launched their Konnyaku Jelly Makeup Remover which thoroughly removes make-up, even waterproof mascara in the shower. The Bifesta Cleansing Gel Liquid contains Konnyaku ingredient to suck up impurities, excess sebum and blackheads from pores. It also has absorbent hyaluronic acid and natural orange oil to hydrate skin at the same time. I will be posting a separate blog post on the  Konnyaku Jelly Makeup Remover range so stay tune.

Bifesta Cleansing Gel Liquid 230ml

As i have sensitive acne prone skin, my cleanser has to be gentle yet effective~ The Winter Organics Natural and Organic Chamomile Facial Cleanser has dual function as its formulation of pH5 is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin and speed up acne healing time with anti-inflammatory properties.

Refresh your skin with Chamomile Facial Cleanser for use day and night. Release the relaxing, soothing scent of a natural flower blend as you massage the cleanser into your moist skin. Soft chamomile, soothing aloe vera, sweet calendula, exotic ylang ylang, warm rosemary, and citrusy orange ingredients blend together for a luxurious natural fragrance. 

Winter Organics Natural and Organic Chamomile Facial Cleanser 100ml

The facial cleanser has a gel texture which spreads onto skin easily. Like most gentle cleanser, it doesn’t lather up much as too much foam will dries the skin.. I have to say that the citrus-y scent smells really heavenly and up-lifting! After cleansing, skin does not feels tight but yet it cleanse well. My sensitive skin approves it! 🙂

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Formula 10.0.6 excels at perfecting troublesome young skin with ingredients that work. Created by a chemist in 1933, the current range now includes skin care products specifically designed to promote clear, healthy skin. Formula 10.0.6 Takeaway For Brighter Skin Kit has everything you need to achieve seriously bright skin. Packed with nutrious actives, these quick and easy-to-use products are the perfect combo for fast flawless skin. Infused with passionfruit, green tea,strawberry and yarrow.

Formula 10.0.6 Takeaway For Brighter Skin Kit consists of:

Formula 10.0.6 Best Face Forward Daily Foaming Cleanser (125ml)

For clear skin, get the obvious solution. Best Face Forward. This fresh, foaming gel cleanser washes away oil and impurities. It helps your skin look clean, clear and healthy every day. The Passionfruit reduces oiliness while the Green Tea exfoliates and soothes skin.

Formula 10.0.6 Pores Be Pure Skin-Clarifying Mud Mask (100ml)

Seeking Clarity? Search no more. Pores Be Pure is the skin-clarifying mud mask that helps to eliminate impurities and clear blocked pores. With the help of Strawberry, Yarrow and Rosemary, Pores Be Pure provides your skin with instant complexion perfection. Packed with anti-oxidants berries,great for memory and pores!

Formula 10.0.6 Takeaway For Brighter Skin Kit

After so long, my hair has grown to a length that i like but long hair aren’t easy to manage as it tends to get dry and damaged with lot of tangles + spilt ends.. As your hair gets longer, you will subject the same surface area with more and more chemical treatments overtime… In addition, your hair condition will worsen which leads to breakage which leads to hair loss!

In order to counter the above and to maintain healthy, Shiny, Smooth and Manageable hair, HASK products will be your hair savior!

HASK Bamboo Oil Strengthening Shampoo (355ml)

With ProDefense Complex, A protein-based complex that penetrates hair to build strength, reinforce & protect. Protect fragile hair from damage and breakage with Hask Bamboo Oil Strengthening Shampoo. Known to provide a strong foundation for hair, silicone rich bamboo helps reinforce hair strands, improve flexibility and prevent split ends. With ProDefense Complex, biotin and collagen, this shampoo fortifies as it cleanses, providing stronger and healthier looking hair.

HASK Bamboo Oil Strengthening Conditioner (355ml)

With ProDefense Complex, A protein-based complex that penetrates hair to build strength, reinforce & protect. Protect fragile hair from damage and breakage with Hask Bamboo Oil Strengthening Conditioner. Known to provide a strong foundation for hair, silicone rich bamboo helps reinforce hair strands, improve flexibility and prevent split ends. With ProDefense Complex, biotin and collagen, this conditioner detangles and softens, leaving hair stronger and healthier looking.

HASK Bamboo Oil Strengthening Deep Conditioner Pack (50g)

Hask Bamboo Deep Conditioning Packette with ProDefense Complex, A protein based complex that penetrates hair to build strength, reinforce & protect. This deep conditioner is a super strengthening, moisturizing treatment that will reinforce fragile hair. Silicone rich bamboo is known to provide a strong foundation for hair and fortifies to help improve flexibility, leaving hair resilient and less prone to split ends and breakage.

HASK Bamboo Oil Strengthening Shine Hair Oil Vial (18ml)

Gone are the days of broken, limp and lifeless hair! Protect fragile hair from damage and breakage with Hask Bamboo Oil Strengthening Shine Hair Oil. This lightweight, alcohol-free oil instantly absorbs to provide a strong foundation for hair with no greasy residue. Bamboo oil, with biotin and collagen, helps reinforce and prevent split ends, leaving stronger, healthier looking hair.

Will be reviewing this set of products in a different post so stay tune. 🙂

Cover Your Gray Waterproof Brush-In Dark Brown (15g)

Brush-In Waterproof Hair Color Touch Up (available in 4 shades) is perfect for hiding stray grays in the part and around the temples. The brush In applicator makes it easy to cover grays exactly where you need to, when you need to. When you are too busy for a full hair color service, cover your gray offers a full array of solutions to temporarily cover stray grays and re-growth. It is also perfect for use on eyebrows. The waterproof formulas are long-lasting and handbag friendly.

Next product comes in handy as my husband will kill me if i get another tattoo.. hahahaha! Using the “tattoo stamper” – U’rs Tattoo Stamper Waterproof (Available in 5 different designs), press on the skin as a simple stamp! It also looks good usability in a simple design. Since waterproof, it makes it long-lasting and can be ‘worn’ even while you swim.

The tattoo stamper is very easy to use and the it has right consistency which makes application easy. The right amount of ink is being dispensed each time you ‘stamp’ it.

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The ink is also very long-lasting! I tried to subject it to running water and lots of friction but it still stays put!

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Thank you for reading and remember to do some retail therapy on Beautiful.me

* Disclaimer: Products Description, information & Printscreen are extracted from Beautiful.me’s Websites & Presskit.

Spreading the Althea Christmas Cheer!

On an early morning, my alarm clock went off and i was struggling to open my eyes. I grabbed my spectacles,  switched off the alarm and on the lights…

This sight greeted me (not again!!!) – My alpaca is trying to ‘escape’ with my Althea Limited Edition Christmas Box. Inside contains some Korean skincare products that i have ordered recently!!!

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Old habits die-hard and after being caught in the act, she has to surrender what she took. With a sorry look (NOT AGAIN), she told me that she cannot resist the pretty Christmas box!! :/

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Then, my alarm clock went off again and this time i woke up for real. It was yet another bizarre dream!  I must be feeling very insecured again and worried that people will take away my things without permission. hahahaha! 

Anyway, i have just done some Christmas shopping for myself on Althea. You should know how much i love Korean skincare products and cosmetics after visiting Korea in May. Despite the increasing popularity of K-beauty items in the world, there was not a one-stop shopping destination where every and anyone in the world could enjoy authentic K-beauty products at a reasonable price, just as Korean consumers do in Korea. Hence, Althea was founded to bridge authentic K-beauty to SEAsians.

Althea innovates the cross border distribution channel to connect K-beauty suppliers directly
with SEA consumers. So now, it just feels that you are shopping at Korea with Althea! Althea offers comprehensive K-beauty selections at the lowest price to consumers and strives to become the gateway to the world, most favored by K-beauty suppliers.

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The best of K-Beauty is found right here in Althea with competitive prices offered along with a comprehensive line of beauty products from Korea

What i love about Althea:

Authentic Products from Korea: If product is confirmed non-authentic, Althea will honor return anytime and refund 200% of purchase value. Now you need not worry that you will put your skin and health to risk by using ‘fake’ products.

Free Shipping: Products are directly hand-picked and packed from Althea warehouse in Korea. Enjoy free delivery to Singapore for all orders above S$50 in a single order. My order came within 1 week after placing my order. Pretty fast IMO!

Best Price Guarantee: Althea takes great care to ensure prices stay competitive. If you happen to find a better price on a particular item, Althea will match it (Subjected to these terms and conditions)! After looking through the prices of the items on the website, i can say that it is very close to Korea’s pricing.. Moreover, there are always different on-going promotions so there’s always an excuse to shop. 🙂

30 Days Unconditional Returns: Return shipping fee will be covered by Althea, need i say more?

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I did my early X’mas shopping on Althea due to the Christmas promotions!! Earlier i have mentioned that pricing on Althea is very competitive and now you will get to enjoy these special elements when you do your Christmas shopping on Althea!

What’s Special This Christmas?

  1. Free Shipping with purchases above S$30
  2. S$7 off S$50 purchases with code XMAS-SG
  3. Limited Edition Christmas Beauty Box (while stocks last)
  4. Christmas sales and promotions (Eg 1 for 1 deals) on Althea Korea Singapore

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The Limited Edition Christmas Beauty Box

My products came individually wrapped in a thick layer of bubble wrap and delivered timely via courier. My items were delivered within a week upon payment and i’m really impressed with the short transit time.. 🙂

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Individually wrapped items

Before purchasing a full size skincare product, will you obtain a sample first to try?  I’m sure most of you will request for samples to try to ensure it is right for you before making a purchase. Even when in Korea, the SAs will always include some samples along with your purchase. Althea included some free samples along with my orders so it just feels like shopping in Korea. Thank you!

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First product which i added to my cart is the LABSTORY Pure Aqua Ice Toner and as per description, it is great for summer and poplar among Kpop stars!! As you know i have sensitive skin which can be warm to the touch, hence this toner will comes in handy as a form of cold therapy to calm down skin sensitivity (thus reducing skin irritation due to sensitive skin!). This Pure Aqua Pore Tightening Ice Toner made of Glacial Milk, Lentil Seed, Witch Hazel Water, Alfalfa, Strawberry and Spinach Leaf which lowers skin temperature while tighten pores at the same time. Will let it out soon and update on how it fare!

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LABSTORY Pure Aqua Ice Toner

Next, i have also ordered the Tony Moly Panda’s Dream Eye Patch to try. As usual, i was attracted to the adorable packaging. The Panda’s Dream Eye Patch is formulated with amino acids rich which help brighten the skin around the eyes, diminish the look of dark circles and fine lines, and improve moisturization. The adorable eye patches are designed to resemble panda eyes once applied. It does not contain Parabens, talc, benzophenone, silicone and tar color.

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Tony Moly Panda’s Dream Eye Patch

Hahahaha! These eye patches not only looks cute but it feels great upon application~ A cool and refreshing sensation will set in after application which makes my tired eyes feels really good. Texture might on the thicker side but it goes away after you pat the essence in after you remove the mask. It does have a slight brightening effect and i love how it leaves my delicate eye area smooth after usage!

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Next up, i needed a new puff for my foundation so i have decided on the TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL Marshmallow Puff after reading the reviews on Althea. This Marshmallow Puff will help to achieve flawless finish with its pillowy soft sponge texture. It easily absorbs product and ideal to use it with BB cream and foundations. This reusable applicator’s handy, ergonomic shape lends to its versatility and precision, you can even use it to apply eye shadow and under-eye concealer!

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TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL Marshmallow Puff

Last but not lease, the final product that i purchased is an eyecream for my eyes as i need to do something to my ‘worsening’ panda eyes. Need something light and the Wonder Ruci Light Light Eye Balm caught my attention!  Wonder Ruci Light Light Eye Balm is an innovative, lightweight eye balm that moisturizes, brightens, and strengthens the skin around the eyes while diminishing the appearance of dark circles, wrinkles and fine lines. The ultra lightweight formula goes smooth and easy. The balm texture prevents cracking and drying under and around eye for perfect makeup application. It can be worn alone or under makeup. I gave it a try and the texture is really light light! haha.. The balm texture glides on my eye area smoothly and it leave behind a silky finish (No greasiness). It also helps to brighten my under-eye instantly.

Christmas is coming in 2 weeks and i’m already done with my Christmas Shopping. What about you? 🙂 If you have not, fret not as it is still in time to order some gifts for your love ones (or yourself) via Althea~ 🙂

* Disclaimer: Products Description & Printscreens are extracted from Althea’s Website.

CentelLaca A-Clear Eraser | Q-depot

Hello everyone, some readers have emailed me enquiring on a Korean Skincare product (CentelLaca A-Clear Eraser) whereby i have mentioned briefly in my previous blog post. Hence to benefit everyone, i will be doing a full review on the product itself and also the online portal (Q-Depot) whereby you can order this product. 🙂

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Korean cosmetics and skincare products are well-known for being effective and for offering excellent value for money. Every Korean product is created with the motto that “Natural is the Best.” They are made with natural ingredients that have restorative and deep-conditioning benefits. I’ve discovered many great products in Korea and now i don’t have to worry about not able to replenish it! Q-depot.com makes it accessible for everyone to purchase these products. Tthis online portel offers many Korean cosmetics & Skincare products with fast delivery and affordable prices (At least 10-20% lower than the pricing in Singapore!).

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I love shopping on Q-depot.com as there’s a huge collection of Korean Cosmetics and Skin Care products. Currently, there’s thousand of Korean cosmetics and skin care products from 25+ brands and yet counting. Having one of the largest collection of Korean Cosmetics and Skin Care products online, Q-depot.com is committed to provide almost every product that you’re looking for.

Secondly, everything on Q-depot.com are authentic and ‘fresh’ products that are shipped directly from Korea. Moreover, prices are very close to what you are getting in Korea so it is as good as shopping in Korea by yourself without having to walk and carry the shopping bags! haha! In the event if you are not satisfied with your products, Q-depot.com also offers a 30 Days Free Return Policy with no question ask and full refund. Hence you can shop online and enjoy the experience with a peace of mind. It is also easy to navigate through the website and there’s a Live Chat function on the website and help will be rendered promptly to make your shopping experience pleasant!

Lastly, there’s free Worldwide Shipping For Orders Above US$ 69.00 & Fast door-step delivery for customer convenience. Even if orders cost below US$69, the shopping charges are affordable as well and you can take a look at the charges here. Sometimes, there’s even shipping promotion and i certainly love it as Q-depot.com shoulders our shipping cost for ultimate convenience and satisfaction. My order took about 5 -7 days to arrive at my door step which is pretty fast IMO. My product is securely wrapped in a thick layer of bubble wrap and placed within a sturdy box. Hence, you need not worry about breakage / spillage during delivery.

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This time, i have ordered the W.Lab Centellaca A-clear Eraser and W.Lab Black Kill 3-Step Nose Pack. Decided to give it a try as W.Lab which has received premium brand awards and 2015 Korea Satisfaction Consumer Index. This Korean Skin Care brand is very popular in Korea~

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Will be touching more on the CentelLaca A-Clear Eraser (As per request from my readers). Decided to get this as it is one of the best-selling product and i love experimenting with anti-blemish creams.  What do i look for in a anti-blemish cream is that there must be no stinging sensation when applied on, gentle on skin yet effective, good healing and drying power and doesn’t leave an obvious brown mark when the pimple / acne healed.

CentelLaca A-Clear Eraser heals irritated acne ranging from Pimple, Millet Seed Acne and Cystic Acne. It doesn’t contains Antibiotic and Steroid Ingredients so it is suitable for all skin types. While it heals acne, it also helps to treat acne scars. Sounds like what i need! 🙂

If this brand sounds new to you, you are right as W.Lab was founded two yeas ago in Korea. W.Lab offers various products and cosmetics to solve and address each and every skin concerns. Despite being a new brand in the market, it is very popular in Korea due to its highly effective and natural products. Each product from W.Lab are formulated using carefully chosen, natural and highly reliable ingredients that’s safe for our health. The company also invests heavily in R&D for continuous product enhancement for the benefit of their consumers.

The CentelLaca A-Clear Eraser is one of W.Lab‘s best-selling and also Q.depot’s highly recommend product. It is highly effective in healing irritated acne (pimple, millet seed acne, cystic acne). Besides combating breakouts, it also treats acne scars and post acne marks. Suitable for all, even sensitive skin or pregnant woman as it does not contains Antibiotic and Steroid

Active Ingredient: Centella Asiatica Extract 10,000pm, Squalane, Allantoin, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Paeonia Albiflora Root Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Hyaluronic Acid

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When i first received the item, i was quite surprised to see such a long squeeze tube. It contains 30ml of cream so it will last me quite a while. The CentelLaca A-Clear Eraser has a white cream texture which gets absorbed fast without a trace~ It doesn’t feels oily and it is fragrance free. Upon application. there’s a soothing sensation to help reduce any form of irritation. Personally, i find the A-Clear Eraser good in healing those big cystic acne within a week. As you can see from the picture below, i have an acne on the side of my nose bridge..  After applying a thin layer of the cream for 2 days, the acne ‘ripen’ and i managed to squeeze the junk out.. hahahaha! Another thing that i love is that the cream isn’t harsh and it is non-drying so it does’t cause any peeling. Even when i use it on freshly squeezed pimples (oops), there’s no stinging sensation. I also love the fact that the cream promotes scar / post acne marks healing! Basically, i’m really happy with this product!

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If you are lemming for some Korean Skincare or Cosmetics, why not visit Q-depot.com? For more information and promotion, you can visit Q-depot’s Website | Facebook Page | Twitter 

* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from Q-depot’s presskit and website.

Vanity Trove x Nylon Exclusive Trove | October VT x Nylon

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:

  1. Benefit POREfessional (3ml)
  2. Bioré Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover (20ml)
  3. Bottega Verde Body Cream With Red Grape Extract (50ml)
  4. CNP Laboratory Anti-Pore Blackhead Clear Kit
  5. Curél Sebum Care Lotion (8ml) and Moisture Gel (7ml)
  6. Neogence Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion (180ml, full-sized)
  7. Senka Perfect Watery Oil (20ml) and Perfect Whip (35g)
  8. Shiseido Professional The Hair Care Fuente Forte Toning Serum (10ml)
  9. Tsubaki Extra Moist Shampoo and Conditioner (40ml each)
  10. VDL Beauty Cleansing Foam (25ml)
  11. 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.

Neogence Hyaluronic Acid Hydration Lotion, $22.90 for 180ml

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..

Senka Perfect Watery Oil, $22.90 for 230ml, and Senka Perfect Whip, $12.90 for 120g,

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.

Shiseido The Hair Care Fuente Forte Toning Serum, $60 for 125ml

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.

Bottega Verde Body Cream with Red Grape Extract, $18.90 for 250ml

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

Key ingredients:

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!

Tsubaki Extra Moist Shampoo and Conditioner, $16.90 for 500ml each

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.

Benefit POREfessional, $51 for 22ml

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.

Za True White Ex Essence Lotion, $21.90 for 150ml

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~

Bioré Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover, $20.90 for 230ml

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.

VDL Beauty Cleansing Foam comes in a sensitive skin option, $24, and normal option, $18, both 150ml.

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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CNP Laboratory Anti-Pore Black Head Clear Kit, $14.10 for three sets of two masks.  Curél Sebum Care Lotion, $24.90 for 150ml, and Moisture Gel, $34.90 for 120ml.

Gentle reminder that Vanity Trove is extending a 10% discount to my followers and readers. Just use this discount code ‘Jermaine10’ and you can enjoy 10% discount on your Trove purchase. Purchase it here!

* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from Vanity Trove, Nylon Sg and respective brands’ websites.