Archive for the ‘Clarins’ Category

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Clarins – Total Whitening Essence

January 13, 2008

v_914.jpg Want crystal clear skin? This, my friends, is one of the best in the over-flooded whitening products market. What this does is that it makes the skin even and clear, lightening whatever awful pigmentation and making them virtually invisible. This slows down the excessive transfer of melanosomes to keratinocytes (the synthesis of melanin), the multiplication of melanocytes (the horror!), development of factors that trigger hyperpigmentation. This also stimulates cell renewal, blood and lymphatic drainage, improves the quality of collagen fibres, neutralizes free radicals and protects capillary walls.  I love this product as everything it promises, it delivers. The texture is a light cream that doesn’t feel greasy at all, and it smells so good!! Also, this helped my skin look clear even with the breakouts I’ve been getting (I’m prone to scarring). I’ve finished my first bottle, and haven’t used this in a while, but with the scarring, I think it’s time to get this and get back my clear skin!! 

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Morning routine

April 22, 2007

I admit, I’ve been buying new products recently, and even my evening skin care routine has changed significantly. However, the basics are still there.

1. Cleanse with Bliss Fabulous Foaming cleanser. This removes any oil/dirt/grime and even leaves my face with minimal shine even after a couple of hours. I tried this last night, and was surprised to see that my skin was not as oily as before after a couple of hours. Also, this doens’t leave that awful tight skin feeling.

2. Tone with Clarins Toning Lotion or SK-II Facial Clear Lotion.

3. Ole Henriksen Truth serum. Not oily at all, and completely fantastic smelling.

4. SK-II Facial Clear Solution or Dermalogica Oil Control Lotion depending on what my skin feels at that point in time. Actually, I use Dermalogica’s Oil Control Lotion when I’ve got zits ‘cos it helps to prevent zits and kills them with the ingredients it has in them. The SK-II Facial Clear Solution is for days when my skin feels a little parched.

5. Kiehl’s Sodium PCA Moisturizer used only on my neck + collar bones to rehydrate the skin there.

6. Kiehl’s Abyssine Eye Cream or Bobbi Brown Hydrating eye cream. I can’t stress enough on the importance of eye cream. Prevention is better than (trying to) cure.

7. Clarins UV PLUS SPF40. You’ve heard me enough about ranting on about sunscreen.

After this, I just apply whatever concealer (Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage) on where is needed.

Share with me your morning beauty routine too!

P.S Feel free to leave comments! =)

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Clarins – UV Plus Protective Day Screen SPF 40

April 5, 2007

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If you ask anyone over 40 who has great skin and is most probably Asian what their secret is to fabulous skin, they’ll probably say “SUNSCREEN”. I was taught from a young age that sunscreen should be integrated into the skincare routine everyday. I like my sunscreen light, without that hideous white film and without the horrendous scent.
This sunscreen not only protects your skin from harmful UV rays, but also pollution and free radicals. This is super light, doesn’t leave a white film, gives a matte appearance, provides a radiant glow, and offers a super high sun protection factor. The white tea extracts help provide the protection against pollution and free radicals.

P.S Feel free to leave comments! =)