Thursday, June 20, 2013

Ginvera Marvel Gel

Ginvera Green Tea Whitening series, as the name suggests, contains Green Tea extract as its main ingredient. Green Tea extract is a strong anti-oxidant that delays the skin’s aging process and also reduces the damage from sun’s rays. Besides the new packaging, the new and improved Ginvera Green Tea Whitening series is also now enriched with Korean soybean for enhanced whitening of the skin. This unique Korean soybean is fermented with Bacillus Subtilis which will produce Cellplus+ (a soft liquid product that consist plenty of amino acids) which has strong moisturizing and whitening properties. With Green Tea extract and Korean soybean, the newly formulated Ginvera Green Tea Whitening series serves to restore skin’s clarity with its natural ingredients.

Effective Ingredients for Beautiful Skin

Enhances cell renewal process while providing hydration and nourishment to brighten dull skin. 

Pomelo Extract 
Richer in Vitamin C content than other fruits, Pomelo Extract provides superior protection from free radical damage and enhanced whitening effect.

Pearl Power
Well known for its whitening and nourishing properties. Pearl powder helps to lighten dark spots and blemishes, renew skin cells and correct damages to skin by UV rays. It also leaves a sheer, radiant glow on skin.

Enhances absorption of skincare nutrients into skin cells.

Ginvera Marvel Gel (Zero Blackhead gel) 30 ml*2
10 Amazing Efficacies

1) Removes blackheads painlessly
2) Softens the cornified layer and gently removes dead skin cells
3) Refines pores and reveals finer, smoother skin
4) Fades pigmentation spots and acne scars
5) Removes oil seeds around eye area
6) Regulates and balances oil secretion, prevent pimples
7) Evens out skin tone to give skin clarity
8) Dull and rough skin becomes smoother and fairer
9) Stimulates skin metabolism, skin becomes younger
10) Allows rapid and instant penetration of skincare products applied subsequently

Before cleansing, squeeze an adequate amount and apply onto dry face and neck, focusing more on the T-zone area. Gently massage in circular motions until small flakes appear which is the dead skin cells and dirt from the skin. After massaging, wet your fingers and gently massage again, and wash off with water afterwards.

My skin after using Ginvera Marvel Gel (see pic above)

My Review:

This product is a great multitasker. Enriched with Green tea essence, Ginseng, Pomelo Extract, Pearl Power and Biogel it is gentle on my skin and it also thoroughly removes accumulated sebum and dirt for radiant skin, soft and smooth-to-touch after one use. Energising Ginseng extract are invigorating, I enjoy the refreshing scent when using this product, this leaves my face squeaky clean, clear and fresh without being overdrying. True to its words - my blackheads around the nose area are visibly reduced! 

Ginvera has its own facebook page, do like and show your support by clicking here

Monday, June 17, 2013

Secretive - Glow Workshop at Hotel Rendezvous

Secretive - Glow Workshop at Hotel Rendezvous. This is my 2nd time attending event in Hotel Rendezvous. 

Below are the details:

Date: 15 June 2013 (Saturday)

Time: 2-4PM

Venue: Hotel Rendezvous, 9 Bras Basah Road, Straits Ballroom 1 Level 2 (near Dhoby Ghaut Mrt)

Event rundown as follow:

2pm          : Introduction (by Yee Chian)

2.20pm     : Brands Story

3pm          : Moments with our mask

3.30pm     : Interactive Session/Lucky Draw/Light Refreshment

Quite alot of people turn up for this workshop, almost all the seats are occupied.

The brands of mask that were introduced in this workshop : Sexylook, Lovemore and But, Becky
Workshop starting off soon, let's have a cup of Famous Dilmah hot tea to enjoy this Saturday afternoon at Hotel Rendezvous.

There will a lucky draw for the participants of this workshop - here is my lucky number : 6341
Refreshments for the workshop includes blueberry cheesecake, marble butter cake, orea cake, cream puff and salmon with bread. Yummy! My favourite is the blueberry cheesecake and cream puff ^_^ Thanks Secretive for the sumptuous refreshments.
Enjoying myself with Dilmah Blackcurrant Tea...I simply love the fragrant and the combination of blackcurrant & tea. 

Introduction to the new launches Lovemore mask - the Oriential Series (5 pcs/box):
1) Lovemore Yurong san Amazing White 
2) Lovemore Oriental Snow Lotus Revival Mask
3) Lovemore Oriental Black Pearl True White Mask
4) Lovemore Oriental Rhodiola Antioxidant & Brightening Mask

SexyLook Black Cotton Mask:

1) Intensive Repairing Black cotton mask
2) Intensive Moisturising Black cotton mask
3) Intensive Whitening Black cotton mask

Below are some of the sample from Secretive masks - Natural Silk mask (100% safe) for us to feel the texture of it.

Secretive also invite some bloggers (Verlyn and Pei Ting) on the stage to share with the participants their experiences after using the masks ^_^ Blogger Verlyn also share with us her beauty tip that is : not to leave the facial mask sheet on our skin for too long, which will cause moisture lost instead of absorbing the nutrients and minerals from the mask.

Attendee will receive a goodies bag worth over $90, I have received my goodie bag. Here are the products from Secretive.

Sexylook Intensive Repairing Black Cotton Mask- 1pc
Sexylook Super Hydrating Duo Lifting Mask- 1pc
Lovemore Mediterranean Pomegranate Lifting & Whitening Mask- 1pc
But, Becky Moist-Lock & Firming Hyaluronic Acid Mask - 1pc

 Aloe Valley - Active Collagen Ex Anti-Aging 60 capsules 
+ Marine Collagen
+Bee Propolis 5-1
+Royal Jelly
+Hyaluronic Acid
 A special sale booth for all the participants who registered and attended this events.
I am a big fan of Secretive masks, bought LOVEMORE mask at 4 boxes for $19.90.
My favorite are LoveMore Diamond Super White Mask and Lovemore French Caviar Anti-Wrinkle & Firming Mask (5 pcs/ box)

Are you a fan of Secretive/ Taiwan masks? Please show your support and like their facebook page to know about their new launches and upcoming promotions.

Lovemore, click -> here
SexyLook, click -> here
Secretive, click -> here

AloeValley website, click -> here

Friday, June 14, 2013

SkinLycious - 8 in 1 Whitening Sunscreen SPF 41 PA++

SkinLycious - Live with Confidence

SkinLYcious aims to offer effective and reasonably priced skin care products that targets different concerns for the different and growing needs of today’s consumers. Specially formulated for the tropical climate.

SkinLYcious is founded by Jasmine, a Science graduate, who has been plagued with skin problems for decades. Together with the help of a very experienced formulator, a dermatologist and a chemist, plus a growing passion, she presents to you - SkinLYcious

SkinLycious - 8 in 1 Whitening Sunscreen SPF 41 PA++ - 30 ml $58.00


 • Swiss Garden Cress Sprouts : Rich in sulforaphane, a powerful antioxidant phytonutrient.
In two separate studies conducted on Caucasian and Asian women show a skin lightening effect compared to placebo; after 28 days and 56 days of use respectively.

• Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin F, Arbutin, Glutathione : A liposomal preparation combining powerful whitening ingredients with antioxidants for a strong brightening effect.

• Synergistic Whitening Effect : In an in vitro study conducted on melanocytes (pigment cells), the combination of Swiss Garden Cress Sprouts and Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin F, Arbutin, Glutathione was shown to inhibit the melanin formation in a synergistic way. Results showed that the synergistic effect led to a 30% stronger inhibition of the melanin synthesis compared to individual ingredients tested alone.

• Aqua, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Benzophenone-3, PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, C12-C15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Titanium Dioxide, Lepidium Sativum Sprout Extract, Octocrylene, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Hydrogenated Polydence, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Phenyltrimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Stearic Acid, Alumina, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethylta/Ammonium Acrylate Copolymerurate/VP Copolymer, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polysorbate 80, Acrylamide/Ammonium Acrylate Copolymer, C13-14 Isoparaffin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phospholipids, Lavender Oil, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hyaluronate, Arbutin, Linolenic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Soy Isoflavones, Glutathione, Ascorbyl Palmitate.

This is the SkinLycious - 8 in 1 Whitening Sunscreen SPF 41 PA++ sample size(5 ml) that I received from them (see above)

Apply evenly to whole face and neck after moisturising and before make-up. Suitable to apply on body too. Best to apply 15 minutes before exposure to natural or artificial lighting. Avoid eye area.

My Review:
By now every woman should knows the importance of using a good sunscreen to protect skin from harmful UV damage especially in place like Singapore (all day summer, hot and humid) Sunscreen has became an essential part of our daily skincare regime, basically everyone should not leave their house without applying it. ^_^ 

Personally, I have tried various sunscreen before, this is my first time using SkinLycious - 8 in 1 Whitening Sunscreen SPF 41 PA++. From my first sight of it, I have the feeling that it is rich, creamy and thick because it is cream type. When I start using it, the lightweight formula not only comes with a high UV protection but it also infused with 9 benefits really impress me! It works well to brighten my complexion as well as primer under makeup. It is gentle and absorbed so easily! My skin feeling weightlessly light and it helps to soften skin to keep it refreshingly smooth. I can wear my makeup all day long without streaking.

To know more about SkinLycious new launches and promotions/events, please follow them in their facebook by click here

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Baylis & Harding sweet mandarin & grapefruit body lotion

Based in Worcestershire, English brand Baylis and Harding are most commonly known for their luxurious line of fragrances bathroom products. Their top principles of affordability, quality assurance and innovative design,  are evident in all of their products, from the shower gels and body lotions, to the sleeping socks and foot oils. Baylis and Harding products include bath and body gifts, skin care and foot care items. Baylis and Harding do not test their products on animals.

Baylis & Harding sweet mandarin & grapefruit body lotion - 200 ml (below)

With its sophisticated fragrance and elegant packaging, it’s not hard to see why Sweet Mandarin and Grapefruit is Baylis & Harding’s most popular range.

This luxurious collection zings with citrus scents and with the added benefit of vitamins A, B and C extract in every item, it’s super moisturizing too!

Perfect for the shelves of even the most style conscious friend, the Sweet Mandarin and Grapefruit collection is a timeless classic.

Massage gently into skin until fully absorbed.

My review:
Most of the people only take good care of their face and neglected the importance of body care. My body care include body lotion, body sunblock lotion, moisturizing body wash, body massage etc. I am quite picky when it comes to body lotion, normally I would go for light weight texture so that I can retain the feel of clean and smooth (is like I have just showered). After trying Baylis & Harding sweet mandarin & grapefruit body lotion,  I like its refreshing sweet scent, its lightweight texture is another plus; it is quickly absorbed for an instantly visible smoothing effect on specific areas like elbow and ankle. 
I feel my skin is well protected from dryness even in air-conditioned room. It comes with deluxe size of 200 ml which would probably last me around 1-2 months. The packaging of it is elegant with white and rose gold -color combination. Would definitely continue to use it and recommend it to my friends.

For people who like about Baylis & Harding, please follow them in their website- Click here and facebook page =) click here to like. ^_^

Shiseido White Lucent- Brightening Protective Emulsion SPF 15

Shiseido White Lucent- Brightening Protective Emulsion SPF 15 is a brightening daytime moisturizer developed with a focus on environmental stressors such as UV rays, air pollution and dryness to provide comprehensive protection.

・Recommended for normal to oily skin.

Shiseido White Lucent- Brightening Protective Emulsion SPF 15 - 75ml/2.5oz (see below)

What it does:
This powerful formula contains Multi-Target Vitamin C to reduce existing visual pigmentation inconsistencies and Super Hydro-Synergy Complex to deeply moisturize for softer, smoother skin. M-Tranexamic Acid supports natural cell turnover that retexturizes skin for a beautiful, younger-looking complexion.
・Smooth over face each evening after cleanser and softening lotion.

 My skin after applying Shiseido White Lucent Protective Emulsion SPF 15 (see above)
My Review:
I like how this antioxidant-rich (Vitamin C) and silky white lotion works for my skin. It is quite thin and absorbs very quickly after smoothing it on my skin without being greasy. It also helps to lighten dark spots around my eye area. I use it daily after my serum/ essence, it also works nicely under my makeup as well. This emulsion is ideal to use as a day moisturizer with an SPF included if you find normal face cream too heavy. However if you want a higher SPF for a day in the sun, please consider Shiseido's Urban Environment UV Protector Extra Mild SPF 30 PA+++. It is so gentle that it is appropriate for children and others with sensitive skin.

You can purchase Shiseido Skincare products at major departmental stores such as Tangs, Takashimya, Metro etc. Shiseido Singapore has its own facebook page, do show your support and know about their new launches. Click here