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Today is all about the Essential Nuance Airy Anti-frizz Serum from Kao. Before i go any further, i’d just like to state up front that THIS IS A GEM! I really love it!
This serum is an Intensive Leave-on Treatment enriched with high purity honey oil & cuticle repair essence to provide continuous care for damaged hair. It instantly smoothens peeling cuticles while repairing damaged hair surface.
- Apply from mid-length to tips, concentrate on damaged areas.
- Pump an appropriate amount of serum onto palm. Spread and apply evenly onto hair.
- Do not rinse off.
My hair is naturally wavy/curly, so it tends to be slightly coarse. Add daily blow-drying and frequent coloring into the mix, it’s not exactly a pretty picture. I’m not blessed with straight smooth hair, so i put in quite a fair bit of time and effort to make it look decent. And because of my hair texture, it tends to get frizzy with a lot of fly-aways especially if my hairdresser thins it down too much to remove the weight of my thick hair. I know… long and sad story.
I’ve tried many hair products before to tame the fly-aways and to keep the split ends under control. They were always too oily and rich and weighed my hair down. It was a nightmare! So i’m really glad to recommend this product. 2-3 pumps is all i need for my medium-length hair. I love that it is not oily at all, and it doesn’t weigh my hair down. My hair feels soft and silky-smooth, most fly-aways are tamed and my hair just looks good in general. Best of all, my hair smells great too.
I usually apply this to my hair after my blow-dry. If you’re pressed for time in the morning and don’t bother too much, do it at night before you go to bed and leave it overnight. It has done wonders for my hair so far and i’m really loving it. Before this came into my life, i was actually using the Macadamia Hair Oil Treatment for my hair. It works the same and provides generally the same results – but this of course more pocket-friendly! You have to try this!
Today I’d like to put the spotlight on the all new Amethystory Mineral Yogurt Mask. They say it is as good for your skin as it is edible
So what’s the story and how can it help you and I?
The Amethyst Mineral Yogurt Mask builds upon the natural goodness of premium yogurt with the additional special blend of Amethyst, Tranexamic acid, Hyaluronic acid, Bio Energy Fluid, Ginseng and Olive Oil. Your skin becomes instantly brighter, feels more moisturized and soft. With regular use, a fairer and more even skin tone will give you a natural radiant glow from within.
What sort of results can one expect from frequent use?
- Intensively nourishes and rejuvenates skin, for a soft and smooth complexion
- Excellent whitening and brightening of skin, giving a naturally fair and radiant complexion
- Deeply hydrates and locks in moisture, for supple and healthy looking skin
- Helps to keep skin refreshed and cool
- Non-greasy formula for easy and deep absorption into skin
Here are some pictures to give you a better idea of what it looks like.
At first glance, the texture looks very similar to your gel-type facial masques. It even feels like it, with a somewhat creamier touch. If you like fruity smells, then you’ll probably kinda like this and best of all, it isn’t very over-powering. I just wish the product wasn’t housed in a tub like this – those of who you are very particular about hygiene will most likely agree with me. Throw in a spatula at least!
I usually remove my make-up, cleanse thoroughly then pat my face dry – before i apply this product evenly across my face. It doesn’t feel greasy, in fact it is very light and glides easily across the face which makes application a breeze. I leave it for on for about 20-30 minutes then wash it all off. I do feel a significant difference, in the sense that my skin does indeed feel softer and smoother. BUT, don’t expect the results to last too long though. If within the next hour i don’t apply some form of moisturizer, my skin starts to feel a bit itchy because it’s dry. That’s just how my skin reacts though cos i have sensitive skin. Many of you are not likely to face the same after-effects. Also, i have used this product just a few times now and i haven’t experienced any brightening or whitening effects – it may be too early to judge. So i will continue to use this and see if there are any further results.
Overall, i do think it helps to promote hydration and it is generally a no frills product that helps keep skin smooth and supple. And at such a pocket-friendly price of $18.90, i think it’s worth a try!
Disclaimer: Product featured was provided for review. Review is my complete and honest opinion. I am not affiliated with or compensated by the company.
Some weeks ago, Kao Singapore launched new and improved Skin Caring Cleansers. Among the 4 different types of facial foam, i chose the ‘Extra Moist’ one for my sensitive combination skin (though it’s been leaning towards dry the past couple of months!)
Today’s review will be all about the Biore Facial Foam Extra Moist and the Biore Facial Foam Scrub. Here’s what they look like
Here’s a look at the entire series of Biore’s Skin Caring Cleansers
And…what are the expected results?
Here are a couple of pictures of what the actual product looks like.
I’ve been using both these products for the last 4 weeks or so. The Extra Moist facial form on a daily basis (2x/day) and the Scrub once every 3 days. I do feel that my skin is more hydrated, and thus less oily. The 2 are definitely closely related. When your skin is sufficiently hydrated, it doesn’t feel the need to produce more oil in a bid to hydrate your skin. While i won’t attribute hydrated skin solely to this product, i must say that it contributes a fair bit. Though both products lather up in a foam, they don’t feel dry on my skin at all, and i haven’t experienced any related break-outs so far. As for the claim of lightening marks and blemishes, i can’t quite comment cos i don’t really have acne related marks. I do have some sun spots, but those haven’t lightened for me.
It foams up easily when lathered on wet hands, and feels just like facial foam with ultra fine scrub beads. It feels very soft and gentle on my face, i can hardly feel the texture of the beads once it’s all lathered up. My skin does feel clean and soft after cleansing off. However, i haven’t noticed much of a brightening effect on my skin
Extra Moist Facial Foam:
I’ve always been rather skeptical towards foam cleansers because they are usually quite drying. But this product has proved me wrong. It foams up easily when lathered with water, and the foam feels thick and soft. It doesn’t sting my eyes, and it is quite gentle on my skin. My usual routine includes using an oil cleanser to remove my make-up before i wash it all off with a facial cleanser. So far, the extra moist facial foam does a great job of cleaning my skin thoroughly without making my skin feel ultra dry and taut.
I think the extra moist facial foam performs fairly well, and it is something i will definitely finish using. It is working pretty well for me so far. No complaints from my skin!
As for the facial scrub, i feel that there are better performers out there, even for those with sensitive skin. It doesn’t quite help to remove dead skin or encourage skin renewal very well in my opinion. It is very gentle – perhaps more suitable for those with extremely sensitive skin and can’t use anything that is harsh. I do have sensitive skin, but i have tried others which performed better in the skin brightening aspect.
The Biore Skin Caring Cleanser Series is available at Watsons, Guardian, Sasa, and other major departmental stores.
Disclaimer: Products featured were provided for review. Review is my complete and honest opinion. I am not affiliated with or compensated by the company.
Protecting my face from the harmful rays of the sun is an essential part of my daily skincare routine. What about you? Despite how sun care products are heavily promoted these days, i still know some people who don’t use sun block at all. There is a misconception that sun block or sun care products in general are only for those who are into “whitening” or for those who wish to maintain their fair skin. The fact is that the sun can do quite a lot of damage to your skin. Just because you don’t feel/see it right away doesn’t mean it isn’t happening. I know some friends with pigmentation who wish they could have started using sun care products earlier.
So anyway, as you may have already guessed, today’s review is all about the new Sunplay Skin Aqua UV Moisture Milk SPF50+ PA+++ from Mentholatum. I’m pretty sure you have come across this brand several times before in Watsons or Guardian, and other departmental stores. This is my first time trying out a Sunplay product so i was definitely excited about doing this review.
The Skin Aqua UV Moisture Milk (42g) is safe for use on both face and body. Formulated with Solarex-3, a 3-in-1 UV Defense system, this product claims to provide:
(1) long-lasting, superior UV protection with SPF 50+ and PA+++
(2) UV anti-aging protection with RonaCare Ectoin and French Golden Algae to help prevent pigmentation and wrinkles
(3) intense hydration with Hyaluronic Acid, Collagen and Pro Vitamin B5
The bottle comes with a screw cap packaging and is fitted with a nozzle-like opening to dispense the contents. With its narrow opening, it is easy to control the amount of product dispensed and of course, it is sanitary as well. You should shake the bottle well before use, and you can hear something like ball bearings inside the bottle.
The texture of the moisture milk is, as you may imagine, watery. However, it has somewhat of a slight gel texture to it. It was very easy to apply on my skin – no stickiness and best of all, no white cast!! It also dries fairly quickly, leaving my skin with a smooth satin-like finish and that’s probably because it contains silicones. This makes it suitable as a make-up base and i must say it has been a pleasant experience so far. It even helps to control the oiliness on my T-zone to a certain extent. Also, my sensitive skin has had no reaction with the use of this product.
The only thing i’d like to mention is that though it doesn’t dry my skin out or anything like that, my skin doesn’t feel very hydrated throughout the day. Otherwise, i think it is a great economical product that works like it should and you should check it out for yourself!
The Sunplay Skin Aqua range is available at Watsons, Guardian, Sasa, Unity and other major department stores. Do check out Sunplay’s Facebook page here for more information on their products.
Now, if you’ve been following my blog you would know that VMV Hypoallergenics is one of my favourite skincare brands that cater to sensitive skins, and in my opinion – they’re doing a great job! If you’re new to the brand, please feel free to read my earlier reviews on the brand here and here.
One of the holiday gift sets available this Christmas, this “vanity pair” offers 2 fabulous tools to achieve that lovely holiday glamour! Whether it’s for your BFF or for yourself – Roll out those lashes with VMV‘s best selling, beauty-editor-fave Ooh-La-Lash! Volumizing Mascara and give those lips a festive tinge with the Glitz Lipstick for a totally mesmerizing holiday glam look! The Mistle Glow holiday kit retails for S$50.
Pdt Information (taken from the VMV website)
Ooh-La-Lash! Volumizing Mascara
With a special compound that swells up and surrounds each lash strand in a tube – a physical sleeve – of its very own.
Each application builds an ever-thicker cocoon of rich, beautiful color.
Non-clumping, smear-free (and therefore skin-friendlier). Easy to remove.
Take mascara wand and apply Ooh-La-Lash! on lashes. Start at the base and swipe outwards in a smooth motion. Repeat until desired volume is achieved.
For increased definition, use Skintelligent Beauty Brow + Lash Groomer to separate lashes.
Do not pump brush in container. This can increase the risk of microbial contamination and dry out mascara.
Skintelligent Beauty Glitz Lipstick
Brilliant. Rich, glistening color is playful and sexy, lifting spirits on a daily basis.
100% free of all-types-of-fragrance, irritating waxes, phthalates, parabens + preservatives.
With green tea for antioxidant benefits plus virgin coconut oil for moisturization.
In Drama Queen, our most popular shade. This sophisticated, deliciously deep pink is perfect for the holidays and flatters all skin tones.
Apply on lips as often as necessary.
Here are more pix of the actual products.
And here’s a swatch of the Beauty Glitz Lipstick in Drama Queen on the back of my hand.
The Beauty Glitz Lipstick in Drama Queen, looks more like a deep red in the bullet at first glance. When swatched, it is actually more of a deep pink with a red tone. It seems to be a shade that will flatter most skin tones, so that it is definitely a plus especially when buying gift sets. I’m sure you’ve encountered a a gift set that came with one of those deep plum shades that not everyone can carry off.
It is quite moisturizing upon application, and it goes on quite sheer at first. You can build up the color intensity to your preference. So for those who prefer a light sheen with a wash of pink on your lips, just one layer of application should do nicely.
As for the Ooh-La-Lash! Volumizing Mascara, i think i really really like this product. Very much indeed. It doesn’t clump your lashes together, and from what i can see, it helps to lengthen my lashes, giving that va-va-voom effect. It dries quite quickly too actually, i don’t have to “fan” my eyes to try and help it dry faster to avoid smudging my eye makeup. Very happy with this!
All in all, i think the Mistle Glow holiday kit is quite value for money considering there are 2 full-sized products in there. Both products are pretty generic in the sense that these are items widely used by most of us girls. (Unlike say…fake lashes… not all of us use them or like using them.) And most importantly, VMV has chosen 2 outstanding performers from their cosmetics range for this holiday kit.
I was very excited to try it out when i received it, so i did a real quick application of both, and here’s the result. I do apologize for the poor lighting here, but taking pictures at night can be a real challenge.
Here’s a closer view of my lashes
So what are you waiting for? Go sparkle up this season with VMV’s holiday kits, available at VMV Hypoallergenics’ Skin Specialist Boutique in ION Orchard #B3-48. You may also like to visit their Facebook page to check out their latest posts on products and promotions.
Also, VMV has kindly offered readers of this blog a very special discount when you shop at VMV. This is your chance to try out their products! All you need to do is quote the following password to be entitled to the discount.
Password: “VMV is perfect for my sensitive skin”
Entitlement: 20% off total purchase with a minimum spend of S$30
Valid Till: 6 January 2013
Disclaimer: Products featured were provided for review. Review is my complete and honest opinion. I am not affiliated with or compensated by the company.
Today, i’d like to introduce another VMV favourite of mine; and that is the VMV Hypoallergenics Armada Sport 70 sunscreen. The Armada range is an award-winning product line that provides full-spectrum protection against both outdoor and indoor visible and infrared light.
The Sport 70 is one of their best-selling products around the world. This powerful protector is well-loved by many for its wow-inducing lightweight comfort and efficacy even in extreme outdoor conditions.
- Impressive PFAs (Protection Factor UVA) are combined with SPFs as high as 70-90 to effectively screen out UVA and UVB rays for active protection against sun-induced skin cancer, photo-aging and hyperpigmentation.
- Creates a unique “barrier-film,” an invisible virtual ”second skin,” that stays on the skin’s surface to maintain protection integrity in and out of water, and while exposed to harsh sun and heat.
- Soft, skin-coating silicones give this barrier-film an exceptionally smooth glide and keep it light, so skin stays comfortable.
Validated Hypoallergenic: VH-74/76 (sans common allergens: extended allergen series North American Contact Dermatitis Group + standard allergen series European Surveillance System of Contact Allergies)
100% Dye, Phthalate + PABA-Free
Usage, Patch + Clinically Tested
For men, women, children 9 +
Very Water-Resistant, for All Skin Types.
This product comes in the form of a tube with a screw cap, i much prefer a snap cap for convenience sake. But it’s not really a big deal. What’s really a big deal (to me anyway!) is that this is possibly the only sunscreen with SPF 70 that i’ve used before. The highest that i’ve used before this was SPF 50 i think. But it’s comforting to know that it is water resistant and that i’m well protected by UVA AND UVB rays too with the Armada Sport 70. The texture is very light, and it spreads easily. I LOVE that it doesn’t leave a white cast at all, and there are no unpleasant smells. It is absorbed quickly into the skin as well, leaving it feeling soft and moisturized.
My go-to sunblock previously was from Avene, another brand that caters to people with sensitive skin. I’ve been using it on and off for years actually, until i started using a primer over it. When i applied the primer over the sunscreen from Avene, the 2 products would kind of separate and form white patches on my skin. I then had to spend more time trying to blend them out so that my liquid foundation can be applied smoothly. With the Armada 70, i don’t face this problem. My face primer glides on smoothly, with no issues.
The Armada Sport 70 has slowly but surely won my heart over, and it is officially my favourite sunscreen. I was using the tube from the starter kit, and have since emptied it already. Need to replenish ASAP! You may like to read my earlier review about the VMV Hydra Balance Smart Cleansing Scrub here.
Disclaimer: Products featured were provided for review. Review is my complete and honest opinion. I am not affiliated with or compensated by the company.
A while ago, i reviewed the Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion with their new nano formula here. Now, they are back again with a whitening lotion with that very same nano formula to help hydrate AND whiten your skin.
If you’ve heard or seen this product in the marketplace, you would know that Hada Labo is well known for its high content of Hyaluronic Acid which gives intense moisture to the skin and locks up moisture in the skin.
So what’s new and what’s all the fuss about? This Hada Labo Arbutin Whitening range offers three times the hydration power. And the 3 main benefits of the Shirojyun Whitening are:
- Deep Moisturizing
- Intense Moisture
- Double Whitening
The triple hydration power comes from 3 main ingredients – Arbutin, Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid.
Arbutin – Natural plant extract that enhances skin fairness and fight against dark spots.
Vitamin C – Repairs dry and dull skin that has been through sun damage.
Hyaluronic Acid – Provides and retains intense moisture to the skin, keeping skin well-hydrated.
This product is free of fragrances, mineral oil, alcohol and colorant. It is also PH balanced and less likely to cause irritation to sensitive skin.
As you can see, the lotion is clear, colorless and very light in texture. About 3 drops is sufficient to cover the entire face. Gently pat it in and let it sit for a minute. One significant difference i’ve realized is that it’s much less sticky. The SHA Hydrating Lotion does leave a sticky feel after you have pat in the product into your skin, but this feels much better. My skin still feels soft and hydrated (like before), just less sticky.
The recommended usage is twice a day after cleansing. I’ve been using this for the past 2 weeks or so, but i haven’t noticed any significant whitening effects. It does however, help to maintain moisture levels in my skin. And this lately – is very important to me. After the last facial visit, I got to know from the therapist that i actually have dry skin. And because i haven’t been giving it enough moisture, it over-produces natural oils to try and curb that. So, helping to keep my moisture levels in check, has in fact reduced the shine on my face. Hopefully, with long-term usage, i will start to see the whitening effects of this product as well.
The complete Hada Labo Arbutin Whitening range includes:
- Hada Labo Arbutin Whitening Essence
- Hada Labo Arbutin Whitening Milk
- Hada Labo Arbutin Whitening Mask
Pricing ranges from SGD21.90 to SGD31.90. They are available at Watsons, Guardian, Sasa, Fairprice, Unity and other departmental stores nationwide.
Here’s your chance to give it a try! Redeem a FREE 20ml travel size bottle of Hada Labo Arbutin Whitening Lotion at Hada Labo(sg) Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/hadalabosg).
Redemption starts from 1st November 2012.
Last month, i was kindly invited to a facial treatment session at GLOMAX Aesthetics. I used to go for facials regularly, but due to lack of time and the location, i haven’t been very diligent in going at all. This session reminded me why i should continue going for facials, once a month.
I believe most of you do take the time and effort to care for your skin at home, with mask sheets, clay masques, facial scrubs – all in a bid to keep your skin duly hydrated and to clear away the grime and dirt that’s accumulated in your pores. I don’t suffer from an acne problem, so this basic maintenance has been doing doing the trick.
However, if your schedule and wallet allows, i think it best to still drop in for a facial every now and then with the experts, wherever it may be. They do a better job, with their specialized products, equipment and skills. Frankly speaking, i feel that facial treatments, in most places anyhow, are pretty much similar. It is the EXPERIENCE that counts. You should feel relaxed, comfortable in that environment, and have a certain trust in your beauty therapist to know what she is doing to your skin. Communication is extremely important in a customer and therapist relationship.
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to GLOMAX Aesthetics. The place may be small, but it was peaceful and tranquil, where i was able to relax and unwind. What made me feel comfortable with the therapist, was that she took the time and effort to let me know exactly what she was doing. She also provided information on the current state of my skin, and what sort of products i should be using. The extraction part of every facial is of course the most uncomfortable for me, but she was very gentle with me. I stuck it out, tears and all (my threshold for pain is very low!) but i was very pleased with how clean my skin was. She also did a microdermabrasion treatment for me to remove all the dead skin, and this encourages skin renewal. The facial ended with a most relaxing mask, where of course i fell asleep
For the next 10 days, my face was in great condition. And it didn’t flare up in anger even after the facial. A little redness from the extraction was inevitable, but it was gone the next morning. My skin was looking less dull, and my complexion was somewhat brighter if i may say so myself
Here’s more information about GLOMAX Aesthetics:
Nestled six floors above the heart of Singapore’s famous riverside Clarke Quay, GLOMAX Aesthetics – The Face Artistry is everything a minimalist soho salon stands for: expertise, customization, modernity and cosiness. The commitment to your skin deserves only the best preventive and corrective treatments here for a radiant, flawless skin.
At GLOMAX Aesthetics – The Face Artistry, expect a superlative collection of ultimate face and body treatments boosted with award-winning aesthetics machines and celebrity skincare products. Our treatments are artfully crafted for instantaneous results and meticulously executed by a team of highly-trained beauty masters.
s each skin has its own individual character and deserves to be treated with personalized attention, we customize every visit to meet your specific needs, be it preventive – or – corrective treatments and skin care. This allows us to bring out your skin’s individual beauty and that coveted healthy glow. Each time you visit GLOMAX Aesthetics – The Face Artistry, our beauty master will perform an in-depth consultation to determine the best regimen for your skin. Be ready to step out in confidence with clearer complexion and be enlightened of your skin health.
With the constant stream of new technologies and skin care, Evon Low, Director and Founder of GLOMAX Aesthetics – The Face Artistry is well known for bringing in award-winning, non-invasive machines, and more of a legend among her clients for giving them quality and results, in the shortest amount of time.
“We want clients to look renewed and radiant every time they visit us. It’s really possible to have healthier complexion each time and keep looking better without overspending.” That’s right. With 19 years of experience, Evon believes “you need to know the ideal pairing of treatment concoction to skin, what to touch, and apply the right pressure. It’s a test of a therapist’s skills.” Get prepared to have your every dollar and time well spent with a hallmark of satellite of treatments encompassed to leave you glowing sooner than you think.
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VMV Hypoallergenics is a brand i discovered recently, and they cater specifically for people who have sensitive skin. If you’d like a quick introduction to this brand that just launched in Singapore back in September, read this. Skin safety for VMV Hypoallergenics – isn’t just a nice perk, it’s a complete lifestyle.
I mentioned in my previous post that VMV Hypoallergenics is the world’s ONLY brand that uses a validated hypoallergenic rating system. So how does a VH-rating system work? And what does that mean to you and me?
The higher the number, the more allergens are ABSENT from a product and the better the chances that you won’t develop a rash or other skin problems. The slash followed by a number shows the current maximum number of known allergens. The current highest VH-Rating is -76/76 (contains 0 of all 76 known allergens). If a product contains one allergen, its VH-Rating would change to VH -75/76* (contains one allergen out of 76). The asterisk is repeated on the product’s ingredient list so you can quickly identify which is the included allergen (it’s underline, too, so you can’t miss it).
Almost all VMV products are ranked VH -76/76. While lower VH ratings can work for many people, you can choose products with higher VH numbers if you have a history of allergies or hypersensitivity. This is the beauty of the VH-Rating System: you are empowered with a clear skindication of what allergens are included/excluded so you can more wisely choose what you can use.
So without further ado, let me introduce to you one of my favourite products from VMV – the Hydra Balance Smart Cleansing Scrub.
This moisture-balanced, deep cleansing, pore-clearing facial slougher gets combination skin really, yet safely, clean. It softens + hydrates even as monolaurin deals with acne + controls shine where needed.
Aqua/Water/Eau, Cetearyl Alcohol, Paraffin, Glycerin, Glyceryl Laurate, Butylene Glycol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Pumice, Glyceryl Stearate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Triethanolamine, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Carbomer, Citric Acid, Sodium Phytate.
2x-a-day, massage a small amount onto damp skin. Rinse well with water. Do not apply pressure or rub vigorously–a gentle massage is all you need. Do not scrub any one area for longer than 1 to 2 seconds at a time.
Here are some pictures of the product for you
It’s pretty much been a challenge to find a facial scrub product that my skin doesn’t react to. Most scrub products tend to be overly abrasive and leaves my skin dry with that squeaky clean feeling. Even before VMV walked into my life, i’ve been using a soapless facial cleanser to avoid upsetting my skin for the longest time. Though at the back of mind, i’ve always wondered if my skin is clean enough?
The texture of this product is very creamy and the natural pumice is quite fine. You only need a small amount for your whole face. I’m glad to share that so far my skin is pleased and it hasn’t caused any irritation. My skin feels really silky smooth after the use of this product. Just try a little on the back of your hand if you do go down to the store, you’ll know what i mean.
They say you can use it twice a day, but i usually stick to twice a week, just to give my skin some deep cleansing action and to clear the pores of grime and dirt. I love how clean my skin feels without that overly-dry squeaky clean feeling. It gives me that added assurance that i’m doing my due dilligence in keeping my skin clean, without using harsh products that might irritate my skin.
If you suffer from sensitive skin, i’d highly recommend this product. I’m loving it so far.
Today i’d like to introduce a mask sheet product from SexyLook. This is another product that Secretive.sg kindly sent to me for review. Read my previous review on the LoveMore Loofah & Aloe Vera Hydrating Mask.
I was truly intrigued to know that this product contains bird’s nest and caviar, it sounds like a really indulgent and rich mask treatment.
Enriched with collagen, it gives the skin double moisture to keep it supple, elastic and hydrated. This 3D Lifting Mask with ear hooks fight against gravity and lifts the skin at your neck, mouth, cheek and eye areas. Containing a high concentration of caviar extract, it is also rich in nutrition and helps to delay aging, giving skin a younger and firmer appearance.
Here’s what the packaging looks like.
How to use:
1. Fit the mask onto your face
2. Hook the mask onto your ears on both sides
3. Pull the hook at your chin up to your ears
4. Massage your face while your skin absorbs the essence, this helps to maximize absorption of the essence.
I’m not really a fan of these 3D lifting masks. You’re supposed to stretch it pretty tight across your face, and hook it onto your ears so there’s a lifting effect. To me – it was just plain uncomfortable. If you’ve tried one of these or other similar products, you’ll know what i mean.
Also, this mask was not as thin as the Lovemore one i tried recently. I’m partial to thin masks that are comfortable, i can’t help it – it’s supposed to be a relaxing and comfortable experience.
Having said that, this product left my skin feeling pretty hydrated. My skin felt smooth and supple after removing it. Again, to avoid reverse osmosis take it off after 15 minutes for maximum effectiveness.
Most of us leave our mask sheets in the fridge right? I did that too, and usually upon putting it on, it feels really cool and refreshing. However, after 2 mins or so with this particular product, my face felt kinda warm. Not sure if it was my skin reacting to the essence. Maybe it’s too rich for my skin?
Overall, i prefer the Lovemore mask compared to this, and it fits much better too. If you’d like to give this product a go, you can check it on the secretive.sg website. It is $7.90 for a box, which contains 5 mask sheets.