My Skin Journey With Annabelle Skin | Combating Acne & Sensitive Skin (Part 2)

Due to hormonal imbalance, i have been suffering from bad bout of jawline breakouts recently. Once again, i turned to Annabelle Skin to address my skin woe! Had enough of those large, deep  and painful cystic pimples on my jawline!

A hidden gem in the Adelphi – Annabelle Skin aims to serve as the trusted skin and body care companion to its clients as they go through different stages in life by providing quality treatments, effective results and personalized service. Annabelle Skin strongly believes that everyone’s skin condition is unique. Each skin and body treatment will be customized accordingly with the combination of skillful manual methods with advanced scientific beauty technology, using high quality products made with natural ingredients from Europe to produce the best and most effective results. 

Grace accessed my skin before treatment and besides jawline breakouts, my skin feels warm to the touch. It is never easy treating acne prone sensitive skin as acne-fighting products tend to be drying. However, i felt safe entrusting my skin to Annabelle as they know what’s best for me and customized a facial treatment that best addresses my skin issues .

Grace started off with skin cleansing with the use of Sensi-Bel Delicate Cleanser followed by Sensi-Bel Delicate Tonic to remove remaining residues. Sensi-bel Delicate is Dr.Belter’s special care line for long-term or temporarily hypersensitive skin. All products are dermatologically tested, free of colourants, perfume and official preservatives. It also contains Derma Lipid-Membrane Structure (DLS) components, a top grade skin-identical cream base without emulsifiers that does not cause skin irritation and ensures penetration of active ingredients for healthier skin.

Because my skin is sensitive, there’s no exfoliation done this time and Grace went straight to extraction! As much as i hate extractions, it has to be done to remove blackheads and clogged sebum. Over at Annabelle Skin, they do not promote squeezing to decongest pores. Extraction is done using a special extraction tool from Switzerland together with special technique to remove blackheads and clogged sebum. As a result, it is not as painful and red as compared to conventional extraction. Moreover, the beauticians are all well-trained so they are really fast and skillful in removing impurities. After extraction, Grace sterilized my skin with a high frequency machine to kill bacteria on the skin’s surface.. As Grace knew that i am TTC-ing, she checked if i am comfortable with the use of the high frequency machine. I love how attentive and caring everyone at Annabelle Skin are!

After extraction and sterilizing my skin, Grace applied Dr. Belter Intensa Ampoule No. 7 – Aloe Vera Concentrate on my skin and neck area. This ampoule has calming, protective and balanced properties of “lily of the dessert” extract to pamper and benefit particularly tender, sensitive or damaged skin.  Normally ampoule will always sting my skin but the Dr. Belter’s ampoule doesn’t.

While waiting for ampoule to be fully absorbed, Grace applied a later of  Dr. Belter Intensa Mask, with an ultrasonic equipment to aid absorption of the products and to cool down the temperature of my sensitive skin.. This treatment will help to refine pores, treat skin redness and to subside the appearance of blood capillaries. To finish off the entire treatment, Grace applied Dr Belter’s Vital-C Mask which contains Acerola extract and Vitamin C as active ingredients. The mask is power in texture and it is to be mixed with water to form a rubber-like peel-off mask.. Cold water was being used while preparing the mask and i love how cooling and soothing it felt on my skin. 🙂

Straight after treatment, skin redness reduced immediately and skintone became brighter. Always love the post facial glow and radiance! With most of the clogged sebum removed, skin feels so much smoother!

On the next morning, one of my cystic acne (which has been there for 1 week plus) on my jawline flatten and is less painful to the touch. On some of the areas whereby extraction were done, there’s minor purging which went away by the 3rd day.

After each and every treatment at Annabelle, i felt that it helps to strengthen skin’s resilient. With the treatments, it brought about improvements such as reduced skin sensitivity, less redness and improved skin clarity. Gone was the days whereby i have really bad skin a few years back. You can see the difference for yourself from the picture below 🙂

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Left: Skin Condition before going to Annabelle Right: Skin Condition after my last facial treatment at Annabelle

Dr. Belter Cosmetic products and treatments are available exclusively at:

Annabelle Skin
The Adelphi, 1 Coleman Street
#02-42, Singapore 179803
Tel: 6336 8975

* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from Annabelle Skin’s Presskit and Dr Belter’s website

My Skin Journey With Annabelle Skin | Combating Acne & Sensitive Skin

It has been sometime since my last update about Annabelle Skin. As mentioned in my previous blog post, i went for a surgery in December and my doctor has put me on medication (Visanne). While on medication, it has brought about unpleasant side effects and one of the major side effect would be increased oil secretion! It has been a longggg time since i had such oily skin, blackheads and breakouts. Not forgetting, my skin has become extremely patchy and sensitive. During that 3-4 months, my confidence level dropped (This explains the lack of skin updates) but the team at Annabelle Skin painstakingly nursed it back to health! Today, my skin is finally back to normal and i can never thank Annabelle Skin enough. Signed for a new package yesterday and i can say that i can never ever live without Annabelle Skin. 🙂

A hidden gem in the Adelphi –Annabelle Skin (Founded in 1994) aims to serve as the trusted skin and body care companion to its clients as they go through different stages in life by providing quality treatments, effective results and personalized service. Annabelle Skin strongly believes that everyone’s skin condition is unique. Each skin and body treatment will be customized accordingly with the combination of skillful manual methods with advanced scientific beauty technology, using high quality products made with natural ingredients from Europe to produce the best and most effective results.

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What set Annabelle Skin different from other salons which i have been to is that each facial treatment will be customized. During that few months where i experienced bad breakouts, focus was on treating my breakouts and sensitive skin.  I did Dr.Belter Derm-A ReNew treatment and treatments which incorporate its Line-A products. Line A offers special and very effective products to ensure gentle, effective treatment of people with seborrhoic inflamed skin with acne. I’m thankful for the customized treatments in accordance to skin condition as it really help address and target problem areas better! For me, my skin condition improved and stabilized during each and every treatments. Without it, my skin won’t be able to improve so fast.

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The last facial treatment i had focused on repair and treating leftover breakouts.  The facial treatment started off with cleansing. As i did not have any makeup on, Mandy went straight into normal skin cleansing  with the use of Dr Belter Sensi-Bel Delicate Cleanser followed by Sensi-Bel Delicate Tonic to remove remaining residues.  After which, it was left under cold steam for 15 mins to calm and hydrate my skin further before extraction. Over at Annabelle Skin, they do not promote squeezing to decongest pores. Extraction is done using a special extraction tool from Switzerland together with special technique to remove blackheads & clogged sebum. As a result, it is not as painful and red as compared to conventional extraction.

After extraction, Mandy sterilized my skin with a high frequency machine to kill bacteria on the skin’s surface.. During the process, i experienced a mild slight ting-ing sensation. After which, she applied Dr Belter Algae Extract (Ampoule No.4) on my face and neck. Algae and sea extracts contain are multitude of highly effective substances. After which, Line A mask was applied on as the last step to combat current and subsequent breakouts.

The photo below was taken 2 days after facial! Only the extractions done at Annabelle Skin does not leave my skin looking swollen and patchy. Post facial, my skin is smoother, brighter, healthier and less oily + sensitive. There are some minor purging but it cleared up pretty fast.

2 weeks post facial, my skin still stays healthy and active breakouts were reduced significantly. Photo was taken after applying a thin layer of tinted moisturizer as i had to attend a wedding lunch.

If you are interested in trying out Annabelle Skin, they are offering my readers 1st facial trial at 50% off, plus free skin analysis and tester set! Just have to quote my name ‘Jermaine Liang‘ when you are booking your appointment.

Dr. Belter Cosmetic products and treatments are available exclusively at:

Annabelle Skin
The Adelphi, 1 Coleman Street
#02-42, Singapore 179803
Tel: 6336 8975

* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from Dr Belter’s website

Eat’s so easy to be camera-ready with Ceramiracle True Bright Skin Brightening Supplement

Hello everyone~!  Hope you had a good rest during the long weekend! 🙂 It has been 4 months post surgery and i’m glad that i can stop taking the course of medication. While on medication, it has brought about unpleasant side effects and one of the major side effect would be increased oil secretion! As you know, breakouts and blackheads will come hand in hand when skin is oily.. As a result, i have to battle with patchy skin and post acne pigmentation. 😦

Recently, Ceramiracle has sent me their newly launched breakthrough product TRUE BRIGHT Skin Brightening Supplement. This beauty capsule nurtures camera-ready radiant and even looking skin so one will always be at your photogenic best. Sounds like what i need to fade away dull skin and acne marks! 🙂

If you are new to the brand, Ceramiracle is an award-winning nutricosmetics brand based in the USA and specializes in anti-aging skincare solutions. Ceramiracle means the miracle of ceramides and this new nutricosmetic brand features a premium and advance anti-ageing formula featuring two patented ingredients backed by four clinical studies. It includes patented Phytofloral tomato extract, phytoceramides and a proprietary botanical complex. It contains no gluten, sugar and dairy. It made its debut in July 2015 with its bestseller First Light Ceramides Skin Supplement and Inv-Sun Skin Defense Supplement in March 2016.

In 2017, Ceramiracle is proud to launch its latest product, True Bright Skin Brightening Supplement, a revolutionary one a day formula to nurture camera-ready radiant looking skin. Every capsule of True Bright Skin Brightening Supplement contains a proprietary botanical complex comprising sakura (cherry blossom) extract, colorless carotenoids from tomato, olive hydroxytyrosol and other synergistic ingredients to help your skin be at its photogenic best. With regular consumption, it will bring about skin benefits like cleaner & brighter skin, even skin tone, reduce pigmentation and camera ready radiant skin.

True Bright Skin Brightening Supplement is a uniquely formulated one capsule a day oral skin brightening supplement containing naturally derived and nature-identical ingredients – Sakura (cherry blossom) extract, colorless carotenoids from tomato, olive hydroxytyrosol and other synergistic ingredients. These key ingredients that have been clinically researched for their respective efficacies.

Sakura Flower Extract: clinically shown to lower AGEs (advanced glycation end-products), boost collagen levels and keep skin firm, soft and smooth.

Olive leaf Extract: contains hydroxytyrosol – a powerful antioxidant known to reduce fine lines and wrinkles assists in skin lightening.

Colorless Carotenoids: help to brighten and even skin tone by direct inhibition of melanin synthesis.

L-cysteine and Vitamin C: clinically proven to enhance hydroxytyrosol’s inhibitory melanin production effect.

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It is recommended to take 1 capsule daily, preferably in the day after food with at least 8 glasses of water daily as adequate hydration can improve the efficacy of True Bright Skin Brightening Supplement. True Bright Skin Brightening Supplement is suitable for women and men over the age of 18 and it is a food supplement designed for long-term incorporation to your daily diet. True Bright Skin Brightening Supplement is 100% vegetarian and it contains no sweeteners, flavorings nor preservatives, gluten, dairy and sugar.

To get rid of my post acne marks, i can rely on laser or brightening skincare products but sad to say that the above are not recommended for my sensitive skin. Hence, i can only turn to supplements to achieve the results that i want. True Bright Skin Brightening Supplement comes in capsule form which makes it easier to swallow and to consume. There’s no weird after-taste and for people with weak gastric, it is better to take it after meal. Two weeks since i have incorporated it as part of my supplement intake, i do observed that my skin is brighter and more even. Skin is also more firm and bouncy to the touch. I’m not sure if it is the change of skincare products or the incorporation of this supplements that attitudes to cleaner skin and lesser clogged pores. But i’m glad that the combination is working well hand in hand to give me healthier skin. As for post acne marks, i guess i must be more patient for it to fade totally.

True Bright Skin Brightening Supplement is available on Ceramiracle.com, Watsons and Amazon and it retails at $109 per bottle (30 Capsules).

* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from Ceramiracle’s Presskit and website