All about Theraclear Acne Therapy and More on the 1st & 2nd Session!

As mentioned in my earlier post, i’m suspecting that my recent bad jawline breakout is due to hormonal imbalance + TCM (chinese medication)… The ‘heatiness’ of the medication has also led to big acne forming on the sides of my face, my cheeks & temples *FML!! I have taken actions trying to reduce the breakouts (like drinking more water, deep cleanse, using products meant for acne-prone skin and exfoliate / usage of deep purifying mask more often) but the results are unsatisfactory!! To make things worse, my sensitive skin started peeling due to some of the products and some areas were feeling raw + dry + itchy!!

I know the condition is bad so please don’t judge me 😦

My morale is low and i’m feeling very down because of this! How i wish that there will be a fast solution to treat my skin issues.. I do not wish to go back to medications and harsh creams due to the side effects! Moreover, i’m TTC-ing so i don’t wish to  risk anything!

Every cloud has a silver lining and i was invited by Innomed Asia (together with CozyCot) to review the Theraclear Acne Therapy. Innomed Asia is a distributor for American & European medical equipments for beauty & aesthetics industry headquartered in Singapore with presence in Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. Innomed offers a wide range of technologically advanced lasers, pulsed-light, radio-frequency, acoustic waves, skin analysis & imaging, weight-management, rehabilitation and holistic exercise systems and professional skin care products.

TheraClear is Innomed’s latest breakthrough Acne Therapy innovation which combines the Dual Power of Vacuum and Light Treatment for treating / controlling acne skin conditions. With Immediate Results (FDA cleared for most types of mild to severe acne), it helps to treat mild to moderate inflammatory acne including acne vulgaris, Comedonal acne and Pustular acne. After the treatment, you will expect to see visible improvement within 24 – 48 hours post treatment.. Treatment will only take about 10 minutes and is painless!

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Photo from Innomed’s FB

My referral media – Innomed & Cozycot has arranged for me to experience the Theraclear Acne Therapy to be administered by Dr. Janice Khoo over at Rafflesian Clinic & Surgery. Located at 10 Sinaran Drive, the Rafflesian Clinic & Surgery is located on the 11th floor (unit no 06) of Novena Medical Centre Square 2 (Postal code 307506). Located near to town, Novena Medical Centre is connected to Novena MRT station and it is highly accessible by both MRT & buses.

Operating hours:

Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Sunday and Public holidays: Closed

Tel: 63382740

Upon stepping into the clinic, i was greeted warmly and welcomed by Diana (the clinic assistant) who assisted me in the registration process. Registration was done fast (despite the clinic being crowded on a Saturday) and i was told to fill up my particulars + medical history. Do take note to book an appointment before coming down to make sure that you won’t have to wait too long for your turn (especially on Saturday).

Registration counter

Atmosphere of the Clinic

The size of the clinic is on the small side but it is so clean and tidy! Upon stepping in, there’s a spa / resort feel and the clinic atmosphere is warm, pleasant and relaxed.  No tense and stress atmosphere which associates with most medical clinic and dental clinic, Yay! The warm, cozy and bright lights puts me at ease even further. The Balinese style furnishing and decoration gave the place a lush, resort and relaxing look. Love the ratten chairs @ the waiting area especially!! If you are bored during waiting, there’s books and magazines to keep you entertained.

The waiting area

The waiting area

Treatment and Doctor’s Room

On your first appointment, a detailed skin analysis will be done by the clinic assistant using the Visia Skin complexion analysis machine.

Visia uses multi-spectral imaging and analysis to capture and reveal key visual information on and beneath the surface of the skin that is not visible to the human eye. Evaluation of the health and appearance for six areas affecting complexion health and appearance (Wrinkles, spots, pores, evenness, porphyrins (evidence of bacteria in pores) and UV spots (photo-damaging from overexposure of skin)) will be done on the side + front profile of your face.

Skin Analysis before Consultation and Treatment!

Through the VISIA complexion analysis, your own skin analysis’ result will also be compared to other women of the same age and ethnicity. Both the detailed description of your skin analysis and informative comparison enables the dermatologist to gain additional insight about your skin to present the optimal treatments and regimens best for you.

The skin analysis revealed that my skin was in a poor state – With obvious wrinkles, pores, skin unevenness and redness! Worst of all, the % of sun damage (UV spots) is relatively high and i must take more effort to protect my skin (by reapplying sunblock from time to time, which i don’t adhere by) against the harmful UV rays..

After the skin analysis, i met up with Dr Janice Khoo for pre-treatment consultation and assessment..  Told her more about my  lifestyle, skin history, skin issue and condition so that she can recommend appropriate procedures for me. After taking a look at my skin and skin analysis, she told me that the main trigger points for my acne condition are due to sensitive skin (made worse by consuming oral medication in the past), high sebum production (excess sebum and dead skin clogging pores) and squeezing of pimples (pushing the bacteria deeper into skin causing it to spread + skin scarring). To control my skin imperfections without any form of harsh medication / creams, 3-4 sessions of the Theraclear Acne Therapy will be needed to deep cleanses pores by extracting sebaceous material inside and ending with broadband light to reduce oil production and kill bacteria.

Also told her that i am currently TTC-ing but she reassured me that the Theraclear Acne Therapy is safe for all, gentle and it will be good for those with persistent  stubborn acne conditions. Just what i need to target all the trigger points!

About Theraclear Acne Therapy Machine & Technology

As mentioned earlier, the Theraclear Acne Therapy machine makes use of advanced vacuum and broadband light to keep pores clean and to control acne skin condition.

Theraclear Acne Therapy is the latest innovative technology that treats multiple causes of acne in one single treatment. It provide instant results in reducing acne bacteria,  hyperactive sebaceous glands and blocked pores. With the recommended sessions (4-5 sessions for most), the treatment will reduce redness in surrounding lesion, drying + flattening of lesions, reduction in skin oiliness and visible reduction in pore size.

Benefits of Theraclear Acne Therapy include:

1) No pain; No downtime
2) Fast 10 minute treatment
3) Noticeable visible improvement after 1st treatment (within 24-48 hours post treatment)
4) Effective on mild to moderate inflammatory acne, commodenal and pustular acne.
5) Requires no pre-treatment gels or anesthetics
6) Personal treatment insert maintains hygiene & reduces risk of cross contamination
7) The unique skin cooling system keeps skin comfortable
8) FDA approved to treat all skin types including darker skinned patients.

Different intensity – vacuum and broadband light

Theraclear hand piece

Compared to other forms of medication and treatments, Theraclear Acne Therapy is able to improve skin condition without any side effects. It will be highly recommended for people who wants:

– Faster & Immediate response for acne, oily or large pores skin condition
– Antibiotic resistant patients
– Non-responders to other therapies
– Effective yet painless treatment process
– Choose to avoid systemic treatments for acne such as oral antibiotics (and its side effects)
– Patients who have antibiotics concerns
– Women with hormonally induced acne who choose to avoid the systemic treatments

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During the Theraclear Acne Therapy, the ‘shots’ administered consists of 2 actions:

Vacuum: Deep cleanses the pore by extracting the buildup of sebaceous material.

Broadband Light: Along with targeting heating of the dermis, the endogenous effect of light activates porphryns to destroy P. acnes and reduces sebum production.

The Theraclear hand piece will be first placed on skin and skin will be drawn into treatment tip. ‘Cleansing’ will begin and acne causing impurities will be extracted. Next, concentrated lights will treat the skin and destroys acne causing bacteria. The lights will also calm inflammation and reduce acne causing oil production.

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Photo from Innomed’s FB

The Process

Over the phone, Diana told me not to apply anything on my skin prior the treatment.. Hence, if you are wearing makeup, you will have to remove it before the treatment. Till date, Dr Janice has adminstered 2 treatments on me in a clean, hygienic and comfortable environment!

As i have clogged pores, acne, pimples and excess sebum secretion all over my face, Dr Janice has to administer the ‘shots’  all over my face. A total of 88 PAIN-FREE shots are done during each treatment session and there’s basically no down time.

P/S: Do note that i have thin and sensitive skin. Just merely pressing it and washing it will cause redness. WIll be showing you the pictures from the first treatment session. 🙂

To begin the treatment, i have to first cleanse my skin while Dr Janice will clean the Theraclear Hand Piece. Once ready, the Hand Piece will be positioned to make full contact with treatment area.

After which, there will be a suction force and the cleansing process will begin.  Deep cleansing of pores will begin by extracting build up of sebaceous material. Sebum, dead skin cells and bacteria will be extracted from deep within the pores.

Position!

Suction and Vacuum!

Once deep cleansing is done and extraction of excess sebaceous material is done, treating commences.  Broadband light will be emitted from the hand piece and along with targeting heating of the dermis, light activates porphryns to destroy P. acnes, acne causing bacteria and reduces sebum production.

All i felt during this process was just mild heating sensation with no pain! The above steps will be repeated on all parts of the face and the whole treatment process only took 10-15 minutes.

After Theraclear Acne Therapy, Diana cleaned the oil / excessive sebum / Dead-skin ‘vacuumed’ from my skin using a sonic cleansing tool.. See the amount of JUNK removed!! 

Impurities and excess sebum built up!

Dead skin!

Oil seeds!

Post treatment feelings after the first two treatments:

General feeling during the treatment and after treatment: 

During the treatment, all i felt was Dr Janice pressing down on my skin gently with the hand piece then followed by a mild suction force and heat sensation… Once the machine gave off a ‘beep’ sound, Dr Janice moved on to another area and the same procedure follows. There wasn’t any form of pain and discomfort at all so no anesthetics or gel were needed… Per session, about 88 shots were being administered and the whole therapy took 10 minutes.. After which, cleansing using the sonic tool would take about 5 minutes and you would be ready to go…

I would say that the Theraclear Acne Therapy can be deemed as a ‘lunch-time procedure’ – meaning that it will be done within 15 minutes, you can return to office, resume work and no one will know that you did something to your face.. 😡 Since there’s no pain and no harshness, downtime is ZERO and it is safe on all skin types!

In fact, my skin appears to be calmer straight after the 2nd treatment.. 1st benefit from the therapy will be calmer skin, less redness and more even skin texture.

Secondly, i realized that the amount of oil secretion has reduced by at least 30%.. Normally at the end of the day, my skin will feel very heavy and appears to be very greasy.. My hubby will always be nagging at me to wash my face as it looks really oily.. After the 2nd treatment, my skin don’t feels as heavy and the amount of oil secretion has reduced! Last check with my hubby, he also thinks that my skin is less greasy as compared to before.

Thirdly, the amount of clogged pores and bumps on my face have reduced (especially on my jawline and the sides of my face)! Picture don’t lie so see the results for yourself.. 🙂

The big painful acne right smacked on the center of my face decided to ‘harvest’ in the midst of the 2nd treatment (right after the vacuum and light, the clogged oil seed decided to come out). Have to say that the therapy helps to speed up on the recovery process of my acne / pimples. I’m still having breakouts but it seems to have slow down and clears up faster. I guess the reduction in oil-secretion contributes to lesser clogged pores and breakouts! Previously i was on Accutane (with many side effects) and the purpose of the medicine is to shrink the oil grands. But once i stopped it, the oil production level went back to normal and the breakouts came back. I’m glad to have found a safe alternative to reduce my oil secretion level! 🙂

For more information on Theraclear Acne Therapy, do click on this LINK

On a side note, i will be in Taiwan from 16 September to 23 September hence taking a short break from blogging.. You can follow me on Instagram / Facebook as I will be posting some updates via these social media platforms!

I’m so looking forward to the 3th and 4th session after my holidays.. Will be back to update you on the progress soon.

Meanwhile, take care and God Bless!

* Disclaimer: Theraclear Acne Therapy’s information is extracted from Theraclear’s website and Results might vary among individuals.

(Sponsored Review) Affordable drugstore brand to treat acne? It’s got to be Eucerin DermoPURIFYER!

Ever since the start of puberty, i have been on a constant battle with acne!! Over the years, I have tried many acne care products like TDF, Proactiv and Eucerin etc.. Among all, I love Eucerin as it stays gentle on skin while it combats all 4 factors of acne.. Let me explain to you more on Eucerin and the four different factors of acne.. 🙂

Eucerin, in the nutshell is an innovative skin care brand against acne, it is dedicated to constantly research and produce up-to-date and effective dermatological skincare products with dermatologists for the benefit of consumers. Its research centre, Beiersdorf AG Research Centre is the largest and most modern research centre in Germany. With more than 650 international scientists deployed to Eucerin’s product development and innovation, products are of highest quality..

Through years of extensive research, Eucerin has discovered that there are four factors which contributes to acne:

1. Cornification at the opening of the sebaceous-gland follicle (Hyperkeratosis)

2. Excess sebum production (Seborrhoea),

3. Proliferation of acne bacteria (Proionibacterium acnes);

4. Inflammation.

Therefore depending on individual symptoms, there will be various degrees of severity: blemished skin to full-blown acne.

Due to the severity and different root causes, different individuals suffering from acne will have varying symptoms which respond differently to different active ingredients. As such, Eucerin DermoPURIFYER skin care line takes care of all four factors of acne as it contains a combination of the active ingredients (latic acid, L-carnitine, decandiol and licochalcone A) which treats different oily and acne-ridden skin.

As mentioned, Eucerin DermoPURIFYER Skin Care Line targets four factors of acne as it contains a combination of the active ingredients (latic acid, L-carnitine, decandiol and licochalcone A). With the synergy created by the active ingredients, Eucerin DermoPURIFYER products treats, repair and prevent persistent recurring acne blemishes . Clinical studies have shown that after 4 to 12 weeks of consistently and appropriate use of the products, testers have significant improvements in their skin health.

Lactic acid has a keratolytic and comedolytic action. As it is able to dissolve thickened epidermal cells and comedones caused by acne, it addresses the first factor of blemished skin and promotes better flow of sebum. At the same time, it allows better penetration of the other ingredients and contains NMFs (natural moisturizing factors) which provide the skin with better hydration.

L-carnitine promotes the uptake of fatty acids in the mitochondria and regulates the production of sebum by converting them into energy. Thus, the fatty acids won’t be converted into sebum so there will be lesser sebum.

Decandiol has excellent antimicrobial properties, especially against Propionibacterium acnes: the proliferation rate of the acne bacterium will be reduced significantly. At the same time, the active ingredient provides moisture to the skin.

Licochalcone A, plant-derived active ingredient has a skin soothing and antibacterial effect. This natural antioxidant also protects skin cells against environmental stress by neutralizing UV-induced free radicals.

Eucerin DermoPURIFYER Skin Care Line

Eucerin DermoPURIFYER products has been proven through clinical studies* to provide the basis for improving blemished skin ad healing acne. There are seven different products that will provide users with cleansing, toning, care and correcting needs.

Cleansing Gel
Scrub
Facial Tonic
Active Night Care
Hydrating Care
Active Concentrate
Cover stick

*After 4 to 12 weeks of consistently using the appropriate Eucerin DermoPURIFYER products, volunteers demonstrated a significant improvement in their acne symptoms.

All products in the DermoPURIFYER System Care line are compatible with all commonly used acne medication and suitable for combination / oily / blemished / Acne-Prone Skin. Eucerin has sent me three must-have products from the DermoPURIFYER range to try (Thank you!) and here are my thoughts!

Eucerin DermoPURIFYER Cleansing Gel ($21.20, 200ml)

The cleanser from Eucerin DermoPURIFYER range has excellent skin tolerability and with proven efficacy on blemished and acne prone skin. It will effectively and yet gently eliminates excess sebum while removing dirt and make-up thanks to its soap free formula with 6% Amphotenside. The gentle formula will remove excess sebaceous-gland lipids and reduce growth of bacteria thus leaving skin clean, fresh and supple.

I have been living with acne-prone skin for over a decade and have my fair share of experiences with acne skin cleansers.. MOST (at least 90%) of the cleansers which i have tried will never fail to make my skin red, dry and tight.    Besides Vichy and Cetapil, Eucerin DermoPURIFYER Cleansing Gel is able to cleanse my skin without causing any tight sensation after cleansing.  The cleanser is transparent in color and it has a watery gel texture  .. Because it is soap-free, it doesn’t foam up (but instead turns milky) after lathering .. To be frank, I’m not really comfortable with the non-foamy texture but don’t mind it as long as it cleanse off impurities well. The cleanser has a slight medicated scent and can be cleanse off easily without much rubbing. After washing the cleanser off, my skin feels clean, soft and refreshed without tightness + redness. When followed up by my toner, no make-up or impurities residues are found on the cotton pad.

Normally I’ll have breakouts 1 week before ‘the time of the month’. In March, i have implemented the use of this cleanser every MORNING till my skin calms down.. When compared to my original skincare routine, this newly introduced cleanser works much better in fighting my ‘PMS acne’ together with my existing skincare products..

Eucerin DermoPURIFYER Scrub ($18.60, 100ml)

Suitable for all skin types, this non-comedogenic scrub is mild enough to be used on a daily basis… The Eucerin DermoPURIFYER Scrub contains pores refining micro particles and Lactic acid beads to deep cleanse, removes blackheads and refine pores. Gentle on skin, it effectively unclog pores and refines skin texture while reducing blackheads and blemishes. Overtime blackheads are reduced and skin is more refined and clearer.

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The scrub contains very fine green beads which will exfoliate dead skin cell + blackheads gently so you need not worry about suffering from stinging sensation or redness.. But if you are still worried, you might wish to start off using the scrub only 1-2 times a week and massage the scrub onto  face with wet fingers…. After washing the scrub off, I find that my skin tone is brighter and texture is smoother… Only rant is that it only managed to clear away some of the blackheads on my nose (maybe my blackheads are too stubborn and can only be extracted via facial).. This scrub will be good if you are only intending to get brighter skin and smoother skin without any adverse reactions.

The tiny beads will disappear after massaging the scrub in circular motion..

Eucerin DermoPURIFYER Active Concentrate ($29.90, 30ml)

The Active Concentrated is a special care product to enhance the performance of the products that you have piled on your face. To be applied like a serum (before your moisturizer), the active concentrate will act as a ‘booster’ to enhance the results of the various products applied earlier..  This refreshing serum will accelerate the removal of all four factors of acne by gently dissolves cornified skin with lactic acid, improves sebum’s flow, refines and clarifies the skin. With every use of this serum, prevention measure will be in place to improve skin’s health while preventing the formation of new blemishes.

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Previously I have reviewed this serum before and have used it on my T-zone area only as I don’t wish to pile so much products on my sensitive skin.. The serum has a gel base and a watery consistency.. Upon application, it seems a little oily but once my skin has fully absorbed the serum, it feels silky and skin looks matt… There’s a slight medicated scent and it is recommended to use it only once daily.. Itchy fingers me tried to use it twice a day and it causes dryness around the sides of my nose.. 😡

To sum up, Eucerin is my favorite drugstore skincare brand as it is affordable and it works on my acne-prone/sensitive skin. Moreover, it is a dermatological skincare brand which has been proven to target the 4 types of acne effectively.. In my case, it is able to reduce the amount of outbreaks i suffered during ‘the time of the month’ and calm down the level of inflammation without disturbing the skin’s balance.

The Eucerin DermoPURIFYER range is available at Guardian, Watsons, Unity, hospital retail pharmacies and National Skin Centre.

Sigh, let me sidetrack a little as i need to rant! Out of a sudden, My 5 months phone has given up on me after it ‘freeze’ during start-up… After i removed the battery and tried to power on again, all i get is a white screen with lines (I cannot even power off and i have to remove my battery in order to do so).. Guess this will be the first and last time i will be buying Samsung phones..  Feeling so damn annoyed now! 😦

(Event & Sponsored Review) “Beauty Inside Out” with DHC Acne to Anti-Aging products

Few weeks back, DHC held a special cooking event over at Cookyn Inc located at 221 Rangoon Road (Thank you Jo for the invite)..  During the month of March, Watsons has brought in a brand new world of DHC and this revamp will bring about a refreshed brand direction with the launch of three new ranges: DHC Kakonjuka Skincare Series, DHC Collagen Powder & DHC Cleanecea.

DHC origins 33 years ago from Japan and being the No.1 direct mail skincare company, its skin-gentle product lines are of high quality. In all its products, DHC only uses safe ingredients without adding coloring agents or fragrances so as to help skin strikes an ideal balance for all skin type. Its extensive product lines include skincare, body care, make up items and oral supplements.

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Building on its Japanese Heritage, DHC  focuses on the discerning taste of the Japanese and stringent quality standards. Therefore, all DHC beauty products formulated based on extensive R&D and also tailoring the line to suit customers’ particular requirements and needs. Botanical extracts known for its nourishing properties are used extensively in DHC formulation with cutting edge scientific research to create the best, effective and safest products.

As the picture ‘Apply & Consume’ picture has suggested, DHC’s R&D laboratories have come out with breakthrough formulations using its skincare ranges and oral beauty supplements to target acne and anti-aging concerns. The two key product lines work in synergy to produce effective solutions to any beauty concern, supporting the brand’s move towards an all-encompassing health and beauty experience.

Anti-aging concerns

For an age-defying complexion, DHC currently has DHC Collagen Beauty 7000+ to work on the body from the inside to promote efficient absorption of collagen in the body.. From March 2013 onwards, DHC is proud to present an additional Skincare Series known as DHC Kakonjuka Skincare Series to work on skin from the outside… The combination will bring about an effective way to rejuvenate skin, fight fine lines and wrinkles by promoting collagen absorption and skin elasticity.

DHC Kakonjuka Range (New)

The Kakonjuka Range is a functional botanical series skincare series which fights signs of aging. Formulated with six carefully selected Japanese and Korean botanical (extracted from the plants’ nuts, leaves, stems, flowers and fruits) provide a multi-faceted moisturising effect in the skin’s stratum corneum, improving skin firmness and elasticity. The new range consists of three specially formulated products includes:

1) DHC Kakonjuka Lotion ($39.90, 100ml)

2) DHC Kakonjuka Essence ($48, 30ml)

3) DHC Kakonjuka Cream ($44.90, 40g)

Active botancial ingredients in the range include:

• Platycarya – Prevents collagen destruction caused by various internal and external factors

• Grifola frondosa (Maitake Mushroom) – Promotes the production of collagen to give skin its firmness and elasticity

• Glycyrrhiza – Supports the production of Ceramide, Hyaluronic acid and Collagen which moisturises and improves skin suppleness

• Portulaca Oleracea – Prevents skin damage

• Sanguisorba Officinalis – Promotes skin health

• Lingzhi – Nourishes the skin’s outer layer

DHC Collagen Beauty 7000+, Price: $49.90, (10 x 7000mg bottles)

Containing almost 50%  more collagen than other brands, DHC Collagen Beauty 7000+ is formulated with Fish Collagen Tripeptide to help promote younger-looking skin. Compared to regular collagen,  Collagen Beauty 7000+ has smaller molecule sizes and shorter chain structures of numerous amino acids, thus it is easily and effectively absorbed by the body. White-grape in taste, this collagen drink is low in fat and caffeine free.

Acne Care Concerns

For acne-prone skin, DHC Salicylic Range will be able to treat imperfections on skin’s surface.. To further  build on the brand’s direction towards health and beauty focus, DHC has introduced DHC Cleacnea to be used together with the existing Salicylic Range. While the DHC Salicylic Range works on the outside to treat troubled skin, DHC Cleacnea will work from within to alleviate the internal pimples inducing factors.

For an effective Solution to acne outbreaks while promoting radiant and healthy skin from within, DHC recommends the following skincare products:

DHC Cleacnea (New), Price: $29.90, 26.6g (60 tablets x 443mg)

This anti-acne oral supplement reaches from within to keeps pimples away by creating a healthy skin environment through a three steps approach: Control, Cycle and Moisturise.

1) Control: Contains Kiwi Seed Extract Powder that helps to control sebum secretion and prevent  inflammation

2) Cycle: Enriched with Vitamin B derivatives and Vitamin C which to promote healthy skin turnover cycle:

3) Moisturise: Moisturising ingredients will locks moisture in the skin while promoting skin elasticity and firmness. It is further enriched with Ceramide-containing Rice Extract Powder that strengthens the moisturizing effect

DHC Salicylic Range

Specially formulated with Salicylic Acid, the products promote skin care from the outside. It utilizes the renowned antiseptic properties of Salicylic Acid to sterilize skin, discourage the growth of acne-causing bacteria and also treat acne conditions. The range consists of  Salicylic Acne Face Wash ( S$32, 120ml), Salicylic Acne Face Toner ($32, 160ml), Salicylic Acne Face Milk ($32, 60ml) and Salicylic Acne Spot Therapy ($21.90, 15g)

Also working hand-in-hand with the above two ranges are the newly formulated DHC Collagen Powder and the brand’s signature Olive Essentials Set, which help to promote healthy and radiant skin.

The event kick-started with a presentation by Mr Micheas Chan, Marketing and Merchandising director of Watsons Singapore telling us more on the brand new DHC realigning its brand philosophy to focus on “Beauty Inside Out”. With the belief that beauty is more than just skin-deep, DHC has launched a total beauty regime that caters to inner and outer beauty. This revamp offer a holistic approach to beauty, health and wellness through a series of new product launches. Through this refresh, Watsons hopes help consumers to look good on the outside and also to feel good on the inside.

Ms Kimiko Ikeda, DHC Beauty Advisor from Japan held a mini beauty demo session to tell us more about DHC’s  new additions and get tips on how to regain youthful beauty.

At home, you can pamper skin with special care using DHC products in three steps and the first step will be to indulge in DIY facial massage using DHC’s star product – Olive Virgin Oil.. Benefits of this massage will enhances blood circulation so  beauty essence and nutrients can better penetrate your skin leading to clear and revitalized skin.. In addition with continuous facial massage, one will have sharper face lines and better absorption of skincare items used afterwards.

If you feel that your skin looks tired, Ms Kimiko Ikeda also taught us how to free skin from dullness using Warm towel.. By using a warm towel and applying it on your skin, it enhances blood circulation and refreshes skin to free it from dullness.. While doing so, the improved blood circulation will also relax tension on face and relieve stressed skin.

For eye concerns, you can make use of cotton pack soaked DHC Kakonjuka Lotion to address it! This fuss free beauty regimen provides concentrated care and provides sufficient moisture around eyes which prevents wrinkles, dark circles and dullness..

Ms Kimiko Ikeda also told us more on DHC’s latest skincare series – the Kakonjuka Range. In this range, it is formulated using six specially selected Asian botanical ingredients which will boost skin’s youthfulness.

This anti-ageing skincare series comprising a lotion, essence and cream which are packed with moisture to soothe, hydrate and delay signs of aging. The products will help strengthen the skin’s moisturizing effect, aiding in skin rejuvenation for smoother, tighter skin overtime.

After the mini beauty workshop conducted by Ms Ikeda, the special cooking session on how to create our own  age-defying beauty meal commenced! We were told to find ourselves a partner and cooking will be done in pairs! Here’s me and my ‘partner in crime’ – Jacelyn!

When the rest of the beauty bloggers chef unite, we are set to cook up a storm and prepare healthy meals using DHC collagen products!

First dish! Each pairs will be preparing their own Baked Buttery Mentaiko Ramen that contains DHC collagen powder! I’m such a pasta lover and i will even love it more when it contains collagen that will boost my skin’s radiance..

Baked Buttery Mentaiko Ramen – Serves 4-6 small portions

Ingredients:

1 packet of dry ramen (270g)
0.5 cups of mentaiko roe
4 teaspoons of onion powder
2 teaspoons of chopped garlic
100g of enoli mushrooms (cut into 1cm)
100g of shiitake mushrooms (chopped finely)
50g of salted butter
50g of salted butter
1/3 cup of heavy cream
1/2 cup of chicken broth
1/3 cup of mirin
2 x tablespoons of Japanese Mayonnaise
0.5 lemon
Black pitted olives
Nori Seaweed (garnish)
Bontio flakes (garnish)
Chives (Garnish)
Sakt and pepper (to taste)
4-6 pcs of baking paper (15 x 15cm)

Directions for preparation

1) Cook ramen in boiling water till slightly soft (app 1.5-2 mins)
2) Soak ramen in ice-cold water and set aside
3) Melt butter in frying pan then set aside to let it cook slightly
4) Mix melted butter with garlic, onion powder and a pinch of salt until it dissolves
5) Add in mayonnasise, cream and mentaiko and mix well.
6) Place a sheet of baking paper and put in handful of cold soba in the middle
7) Toss with 1 tablespoon of mentaiko butter prepared earlier.
8) Top with handful of assorted mushrooms
9) Drizzle with some mentaiko butter

When the pasta sauce is done, throw in the ramen and mix it well.. After that, top up with handful of assorted mushrooms and drizzle some mentaiko butter and a tablespoon of chicken broth + pepper to taste. After which, position the pasta in the middle of the baking paper, wrap it and seal it before placing it in preheated oven of 160 deg Celsius.

After leaving it to bake in the oven for 12 mins, the pasta is ready to be served! Just a reminder to add collagen powder only AFTER taking it out from the oven as the high heat will destroy its properties… Before serving, just sprinkle some collagen powder (according to preference) on top of the pasta then follow by your garnish and some lemon juice and your pasta is ready!

Nom Nom Nom Nom! I can only detect the taste of the pasta and various ingredients… Despite adding collagen powder to it, there isn’t any fishy taste! Thumbs up!

Part 2 of the DHC Age-Defying Beauty cooking session involved Sushi and DHC collagen powder! Before the hands-on session, the team from Cookyn gave us a tutorial session and some tips to create the perfect looking sushi!

Assorted Sushi Maki Rolls – Serves 25 small portions

Ingredients needed:

3 avocados, seed removed and sliced

2 Japanese cucumbers, julienned

100g of Tobikko / Ebikko

150g of Tamago

10 crab sticks

5 sheets of Nori Seaweed, cut into half

The rice and vinegar had already been prepared for us beforehand but you can refer to the detailed guide below to understand more on the preparation steps.

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Here are some tips on how to create that perfect looking sushi:

Use a rolling bamboo / wooden mat for rolling sushi and place a sheet of Nori Seaweed. Make sure that the seaweed is dry before spreading the sushi rice on top.

Press the rice down firmly while spreading it evenly.. After which, choose the desired fillings and lay them in a line… Sprinkle some DHC powder on top so that you can ‘feed’ your skin with nutrients while you consume the sushi! Killing two birds with one stone.. 🙂

Roll the bamboo mat along with all the ingredients and tug the sushi in tightly… This will prevent the sushi from falling apart after you cut it.

Remove the bamboo mat and slice the sushi swiftly with a long sharp knife.. To prevent the sushi from sticking onto the knife, you can wet the knife with water before slicing.

Presenting herewith our final product, not too bad i hope! Credits to Jacelyn as she was the one wrapping the sushi while i stood beside her taking pictures..

JJ can cook!! Not bad~

For people who have sweet tooth and prefer to indulge in dessert that’s last sinful, Cookyn has taught us how to prepare one easy to prepare dessert incorporated with DHC Collagen Beauty 7000.. Something to satisfy your sweet tooth and at the same time boost your beauty fix! 🙂

Yogurt Anmitsu With Fresh Fruit – Serves One!

Ingredients needed:

3 Teaspoons of Japanese red bean paste

2 Teaspoons of Konnyaku jelly cubes

2 Teaspoons of mochi balls

4 Grapes, 4 blueberries

3 Tablespoons of low-fat yogurt

1 bottle of DHC Collagen Beauty 7000

I have no idea where to purchase these mochi balls but they are really QQ and delicious.. Maybe i should give Japanese supermarkets a try! :p

To have a nicer presentation, you might wish to put in the items layer by layer.. You can start off with putting the red bean paste in the middle. After which place the jelly cubes, mochi balls and fresh fruits around the red bean paste.. Once done, add the yogurt on top then pour the DHC Collagen Beauty 7000 in.

This dessert is really yum yum! The sour tinge from the yogurt is sweetened by the DHC Collagen drink while the grape taste from the collagen drinks goes very well with the rest of the fruits.. Personally, i don’t like the desert to ‘soak’ in collagen water so i only poured half of it in.. Drank the rest of the collagen drink (which taste good on its own) after finishing the dessert…

At the end of the cooking session, we were also treated to home-made sorbet (With alcohol content inside)!

It’s really cute looking that i can’t bear to eat it (but i ate it eventually, duh!).. Chocolates and ice-cream are my Happy Food and there’s no way for me to resist them! 🙂

Look what DHC has prepared for me to bring home! The collagen supplements will definitely boost my skin’s radiance before my wedding which is happening in 1 month plus time… Besides the oral supplements, the other skincare products will work hand in hand to promote beauty that radiates from within.

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For a comprehensive health and beauty solution, you can give these highly recommended products a try:

Do you know that collagen will decreases while we age? Collagen plays an essential role in supporting skin’s moisture and elasticity;  therefore, it is ideal to intake collagen constantly so as to keep collagen level healthy which maintains skin’s firmness and supple level.

You might have heard about Collagen supplements being redundant because it cannot be absorbed by our body.. Well, it is somehow true as collagen has a large molecular mass that makes it rather difficult for the body to absorb. However with the all-new DHC collagen oral supplements, collagen peptides have been formulated to allow for stronger absorption by cutting the long polypeptide chains of regular collagen into smaller structures with lower molecular weight, making it easier for the body to absorb.

1. DHC 32166 – Collagen

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As part of your beauty regime, it is recommended to consume 6 tabs of DHC 32166 collagen which contains 2050mg of fish-oriented collagen peptide. With its high ability to be absorbed by the body, the oral supplement (with other beauty supporting vitamins, Vit B1 and B2) will help boost collagen level from within..

My thoughts: It is a challenge for me to consume so many tabs (6 daily at one go whereby 1 pack will last 1 month) when i have to take other supplements like Folic Acid, Royal Jelly, Vit C and Raspberry leaf.. However for beauty’s sake, i will just take it obediently and it is a good thing that these collagen tabs are easily to swallow and it doesn’t leave behind any weird after-taste.. Because it is a supplement, it is highly recommended to drink more water to prevent heatiness..

2. DHC Collagen Powder (New), Price: $58.50

If you prefer a more convenient way of  taking collagen, you can opt for DHC collagen in power form which can be added to food or drinks for easy consumption.. Because this high quality health food is formulated in such a way that fishy smell of collagen is suppressed, the original flavour of food and drinks will be retained.. The DHC collagen powder uses only highly purified and excellent quality small molecule fish collagen peptides (specially extracted from fish scales) for more efficient absorption. Together with 50mg of Vitamin C which increases collagen synthesis, skin will become more beautiful, younger, smoother and tighter-looking skin when you consume it daily.

My thoughts: The powder is packaged in a slide zipper bag with measuring spoon so it makes it easy for me to keep the packet fresh without having the need to store it in air tight container.. Each pack also comes with a measuring spoon which enables me to scoop the recommended daily dosage easily (6g daily, 5000mg).. Once i’m done with the Collagen tabs, i’ll incorporate the powder into my coffee every morning! Have tried the powder during the cooking session over at Cooklyn and i’m glad that the powder is tasteless so there’s no weird taste that will mask the original taste of the food / drink.

3. DHC Make Off Sheet (NEW), Price: $17.50, 50 sheets (Refill)

This 100% soft cotton make-up remover sheet will remove all makeup and cleanse dirt and serum from pores with just a gentle wipe.. For waterproof make up, just press the sheet against the area for a longer duration for 5 – 10 seconds.. Contains no mineral oil, fragrance and being Paraben free, this make off sheet contains mild cleansing ingredients to effectively removes dirt while staying gentle to skin. It is also formulated with plant-based skincare ingredients including Chamomile Extract and Ginseng Extract to protect skin from dryness.

4. DHC Olive Virgin Oil, Price: $72.90, 30ml 

Fragrance, Additive Colour and Paraben free and with no added preservatives, the DHC Olive Virgin Oil is a luxuriant oil obtained from the precious few drops gathered before the first press of organically grown handpicked young olives.. In case you are worried that it will be too oily and will clog pores, you will be glad to know that it has to undergo a process whereby pore-clogging residue will be filtered out. With just 1 drop daily (at the final step of skincare routine), the pure oliver oil will infuses moisture into skin without greasiness so that your skin will look more radiant and healthy skin.

5. DHC Washing Powder, Price: $22.90, 50g

This washing powder has a plant-based cleansing formula suitable for all skin type is gentle on skin but works very effectively to remove dead skin cell, impurities and excessive serum while keeping skin moist. Once in contact with water, the smooth powder will turn into  fluffy light foam with Micro-bubbles that will lift out dirt from every inch of the face.. Most important of all, it is made from natural ingredients and small amounts of amino acid derivatives to match skin’s pH level.

My thoughts: I’m alternating this washing powder with my Babor mild cleansing foam and i like the foam created after lathering the powder with water.. Foam is dense so i know that it will deep cleanse my skin better.. After cleansing, it leaves my skin clean and soft minus the tight dry sensation.. Because you only need to use a small amount with every wash, one bottle will be able to last quite long so it is really cost effective..

6.  DHC Deep Cleansing Oil, Price: $43, 200ml  

This botanical cleansing oil (DHC’s best selling product) contains antioxidant Olive Virgin Oil, Rosemary, Liquorice derivatives and beauty essences like Vitamin E. It will gently protects skin while effectively dissolving all stubborn make up, dirt and unclogging pores to reveal radiant skin. Fragrance, Additive Colour and Paraben free, this cleansing oil is water-soluble and can be rinsed off easily without greasy after-feel..

7. DHC Mild Lotion, Price: $55.90, 100ml

To be used as a toner, this gentle astringent toning lotion (Fragrance, Additive Colour, Alcohol and Paraben free) with Cucumber Extracts rich in vitamins will cleanse, calm and refreshes skin. Upon contact with skin, it will penetrate quickly  into skin and balances skin moisturize.. Since it contains no alcohol and stays gentle on skin, it is suitable for all skin type. For best results, use in conjection with DHC Olive Virgin Oil which enhances absorption into skin.

In Singapore, the brand is exclusively available at selected Watsons stores…

DHC flagship stores retailing the full range of DHC products can be found at Watsons Bugis Junction, Compass Point, ION Orchard, Takashimaya S.C and Raffles City.

DHC products can also be found at the key island stores at Watsons Choa Chu Kang Lot 1, NTUC Hougang Mall, IMM, Jurong Point, Parkway Parade, Tampines 1, Tampines Mall, Vivocity and East Point.

Signing off with this photo and thank you DHC + Cooklyn + Watsons Singapore for organizing such a fun event.. I truly enjoyed myself that night and thank you for the warm hospitality!

Thanks for reading and have a nice weekend ahead! XOXOXO!

‘Revisiting’ my Skincare Routine. Let’s go!!

It has been about 6 months since i last blogged about my skincare routine and because there are new additions in my skincare routine, i’ll like to share more about it.. 🙂

After going for regular facial (once every month) and religiously applying my skincare products, I’m happy with the condition of my skin.. It doesn’t clog so easily, is less oily and it is less sensitive.. I’m still suffering from jawline breakouts when approaching the time of the month but despite of this, I’m pretty contented with the improvements.. Currently still thinking of ways to remove the post-acne / pimples marks, recommendations anyone? 🙂

The photo below is taken in January with minimal make-up on (Tinted pimple cream, Mineral loose powder, blusher, eyeliner , eye-shadow and lip-gloss).. I don’t have to conceal much nowadays with my trusty MAC concealer as my skin looks so much clearer.. At a recent event, Joyce told me that my skin has shown a lot of improvements and I’m really pleased to hear that! 🙂

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Step One: Cleansing

I’m still using the Babor Bi-Phase cleansing set which consists of HY-Ol and Phytoactive… I love the texture of the cleansing oil (not heavy nor oily) and together with Phytoactive, it cleanse my skin well and removes all make-up without drying my skin.. It also doesn’t sting my eyes when i use the cleansing oil + Phytoactive on my eyes! You can read more about the 2 products here

Step Two: Calming my skin with Cool Massage Roller

I have creased the use of the massage roller daily due to laziness.. haha! I’ll only use it when i have jawline breakouts as it will help to calm the ‘angry-ness’ down (My beautician also told me that acne will ‘soften’ heal faster if you massage it regularly).. You can read more about the roller here

Step Three: Cleansing and Toning of Skin

Babor’s Rose Toning Lotion has to be the best toner ever and i cannot live without it.. Not only it doesn’t contains alcohol, it smells heavenly as well! The toner is gentle on skin but yet it helps to remove remaining residues on my skin after cleansing.. After applying the toner, skin feels clean, soft and looks more supple!

You can read more about the toner here

Step Four: Serum on T-Zone and Problematic areas (NEW)

As part of my anti-aging routine, i have included the use of L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Laser Renewing Anti-Aging Serum to refine pores, wrinkles and to firm my skin… After using this, i realised that the skin on my T-zone (Especially my nose) seems more refined (lesser blackheads) and smoother…

On my jawline, i will apply a thin layer of Neogence’s Extremely Off-Heads Serum to purify my skin, remove dead skin cells and draw out impurities and white head.. With this product, it helps to sooth my skin and my pimples will heal faster.

You can read more L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Laser Renewing Anti-Aging Serum here and Neogence’s Extremely Off-Heads Serum here

** Do note that these 2 items are sponsored

Step Five: Moisturize and Hydrates! (NEW)

I have replaced Babor Pure Daily Purifying Cream with Babor Pure Select Purifying Anti-Aging Lotion as i want to incorporate more anti-aging products into my skincare regime. This lotion has anti-aging formula while it also helps to combat impurities at the same time.. Suitable for all skin type, this lotion will work around the clock to hydrate skin, reduce sebum production while improving elasticity and firming the skin tissue. It contains zinc salt, aloe vera, magnolia extract, rich starch and Enantia Chlorantha Bark extract to give radiant and youthful-looking complexion..

 
The lotion has a light and watery texture which gets absorbed into the skin fast without any sticky aftermath… Like the pump bottle as it makes application more hygiene… When compared to the purifying cream,  i find that it hydrates my skin better and it keeps my skin matt longer.. Like the purifying cream, it helps to treat my pimple and reduces sensitivity boils…
 

Step Six: Zap those spots away and cover up!

During the day, i will use Babor Tinted Pimple Cream on those occasional spots to conceal and to treat it! At night, i will use LMS Spotlights 24 to speed up the healing process of my pimples and to reduce the inflammation. You can read more about the LMS spotslights and Tinted Pimple Cream here

Step Seven: Sunblock to protect your skin during the day (NEW)

Previously, i was sponsored with Hada labo’s UV moist emulsion which i have finished using… Recommended it to one of my gf and we both agreed that texture is light and non-greasy.. However, i did not repurchase it as i have always love to explore other sunblock… Currently using Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence which is the top-selling sunscreen in Japan.. Thanks to Biore and EK Media for sending me this gem!

Decided to review the Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence because the product looks very promising as it stated to have high SPF protection coverage and yet it feels nothing on skin after application.

The secret behind lies with the Biore breakthrough technology whereby the UV ingredients are contained within the Aqua Micro Capsule to provide SPF50/PA+++ protection while keeping skin cool and refreshed. As such, this water rich UV essence stays light and weightless on skin when applied on.. Unlike regular sunscreens, it won’t leave behind a heavy and greasy after feel and it gets absorbed instantly…

You can say that this UV essence has 2-in-1 benefits as it provide protection against harmful UV rays and at the same time it hydrates the skin..

Benefit 1: It has good and long-lasting High SPF and PA+++ protection against skin-aging UVA rays and skin-burning UVB rays..

Benefit 2: It contains hyaluronic acid and Citrus extract (Extract of orange, grapefruit and lemon) to keep skin hydrated, soft and healthy.

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Despite being a sunscreen with high SPF, texture is light and refreshing (like water). Upon skin contact, the unique aqua micro capsule will release moisture, leaving your skin protected, refreshed and hydrated. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive ones as formula is gentle and allergy tested.

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The ingredient list if anyone is interested in it.. Because it contains fruit extract, the UV essence has a mild citrus fruity scent!

The UV essence has white gel-based texture and upon spreading it, the UV essence turns watery.. If you look at the picture below carefully, you can actually see tiny water droplets.. It gets absorbed into my skin very fast without any form of stickiness  / oiliness.

No shiny screen / white cast after application!

Purposely applied the UV essence on only one side of my face so that you can see whether if any white cast is left behind..

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Boo! I hate my post pimple marks!

But NO! You cannot see any! Because of the watery texture upon skin’s contact, it just feels as if i am applying moisturizer instead of sun-screen.. Although this UV essence is hydrating, do remember to guard your skin with moisturizer before applying sunscreen… I am able to spread the UV essence easily and it gets absorbed into my skin very fast without leaving behind a heavy feeling (which many of the regular sunscreens will).. Another plus point will be that it leaves my skin matt and refreshed without weighting it down.. The UV essence has a slight citrus scent and a cooling sensation when applying it which serves as a quick perk me up in the morning, i like!! 🙂

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Will recommend this if you are looking for a sunscreen with high SPF but yet feels like nothing on skin… The UV essence is only available in one size (50ml) and retailing @ $18.90 at selected supermarkets, hypermarkets and pharmacies.

That’s all about my daily skincare routine and hope you have enjoy reading it.. Will be sharing more on my twice weekly ‘masking’ routine  so do stay tune!

Have a great Thursday everyone!

(Sponsored Review) Zap Zap Skin’s Imperfections with Neogence’s Pore Solution Series

Oh no!!! I really hate bad skin days!! Since one week ago, my period has gone haywire due to stress and hence the hormonal imbalance has caused me to suffer from another bad bout of jaw-line breakouts.. Please don’t judge me after seeing the picture below 😦

Disgusting i know.. 😦

It’s not that my monthly facial and daily facial products doesn’t work but i just can’t control the way my body wanna react.. To combat this, I have to incorporate more products into my skin care routine in order to deal with the existing pimples and also to control the condition… Few months ago, SASA has sent me 3 products which will deliver pores solution.. Did not have a chance to blog about it until now as i was busy with work, wedding preparation etc.. My apologizes!

Back to the New Pore Solutions, this product range is the latest collection in the Neogence’s family to target acne and pores issues.. According to statistics,  it has been found that acne and pimples are the biggest skin care concerns of Asian women..  Because we are living in the tropics, weather tends to be hot and humid so skin will become oily and pore blockages will occur as a result.. Overtime, cornification takes place thus resulting in facial problems like heads or acne.

To improve Oily Sheen Problem and to deliver Zero-Pore Skin, Neogence (the renowned lab-dermatological brand) has launched a brand new Pore Solution Series dedicated to improve the skin and remove oily sheen problem.. The Pore Solution Series targets to recuperating sebum, controlling germs, dissolving heads, and rebuilding pores. In addition, it will control sebum excretion and resolve cornification problem, and at the same time improving pore conditions.

Neogence Laboratory (which composed of a R&D team of dermatologists, bio-medical doctors and professional pharmacists) has found out that excess oil / serum blockages will produce larger pores.. When the skin secretes too much sebum, it will blocks the areas around the hair follicles. Overtime when it mixes with old horniness and dirt, pore clogging will worsen thus forming whiteheads / blackheads. When our skin is unable to excrete sebum successfully, pores will be enlarged and loses elasticity.. As a result, troublesome skin problems like acne, pock marks, and even pus pocks will result.

Neogence Pore Solution Series has four main functions to address the above concerns by ‘Effectively recuperating sebum, controlling germs, dissolving acne, and rebuilding pores’.. The four functions will relieve skin problems like clogged pores, acne, pimples, enlarged pores and oily skin.

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The four functions will control sebum excretion which completely resolve horniness problems. While it improves skin conditions,  they will also serve to moisten and sooth skin with its oil-free formula.

The ingredients which supports the four functions include (extracted from the press-kit):

Active Ingredient: SEBARYL (TM), EVERMAT (TM)

‘Recuperating sebum: effective oil-controlled formula, deeply constrain 5α-reductase’s validity, reducing the activity of the sebaceous gland, in order to keep oil levels controlled over time.’

Active Ingredient : GLYCACID, MANDELIC ACID, EVERMAT (TM)

‘Dissolving heads: an oil-soluble and water-soluble complex acid which can soften horniness rapidly, accelerate excretion of old horniness; can also effectively dissolve blocked heads.’

Active Ingredient : O-CYMEN-5OL

‘Controlling Germs: a regulating extract to control germs in order to continuously narrow pores; a regulating antibiotic to prevent acne and pimples.’

Active Ingredient : LARICYL®, WITCH HAZEL EXTRACT

Rebuilding pores: helping enlarged pores to recover their elasticity; strengthening and tightening enlarged pores.’

After clinical laboratory testing(tested over a four-week period),  it is tested and proven that the skin conditions have been addressed significantly.

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The first product in the Neogence Pore Solution Series will be the MINERAL MICRO-SCRUB EXFOLIATING CREAM and this deep cleansing scrub will remove old dead skin cells and dull skin.. It contains rich algae particles SUBLIMALG ® cream body that will penetrate deep into pores to remove excess oil and old dead skin cells. This natural mineral particles from the sea is rich in minerals, trace elements and vitamins C and will promote skin metabolism and circulation. The fine abrasive particles will penetrate into pores and clear the excess accumulation of sebum, acne and old dead skin cells, while zinc oxide will tighten pores to improve enhance skin quality.

Next, the EXTREME PORE-REDUCING SERUM (daily care, 30ml) will provide skin with three functions: Oil-control (avoid pore enlargements)+ Rebuilding + Reducing, Pores and Smoothing Skin..(with Witch Hazel Extract + B3 to Calm and Reduce Pores and LARCYL® to tightens and narrows Pores).

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Lastly, there is one special care product EXTREMELY OFF-HEADS SERUM (15ml) that contains a unique pore purifying formula which cleans and removes acne.. With complex acid to dissolve acne and witch hazel extract as a form of astringent, this serum will double up to control oil and control sebum excretion.

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Other products in the series includes:

1) Pore Purifying cleansing gel (Daily care), 125ml

2) Anti-blemish treatment gel (Daily care), 50ml

The Neogence Pore Solution is available at Sasa outlets exclusively…

I’ll be including the EXTREMELY OFF-HEADS SERUM (for my jaw line and chin area to target my breakouts) and EXTREME PORE-REDUCING SERUM (on my T-zone area to target the enlarged pores) in my skin care regime.. Will be back to update in 1-2 weeks time so stay tune for my reviews! 🙂

God bless and have a great week ahead!