Sunday, 13 May 2018

LIFESTYLE@LXG: Sherri discovers the new Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity Range

If you have been noticing signs of aging such as lost of skin elasticity and fine lines on your face, you may also been wondering if the time has come to visit a doctor to try out some non-invasive treatments like botox or fillers injections? 

Well, why not give the new Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity Range a try first? It promises visible results within 2 months of usage so it is not too late to decide if you need extra help after that. With more than 100 years of skin science and skin ageing knowledge, dermatologist-recommended skincare brand Eucerin has launched the new Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity range consisting of a day cream, night cream and a facial oil. 

Packed with anti-aging ingredients and dermatological injectable filler treatments, which Arctiin, Silymarin, and Hyaluronic Acid, the Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity range from Eucerin has proven to combat signs of ageing with visible improvements of wrinkles, skin texture and elasticity.

According to a trial, after 4 weeks of regular usage of the Day and Night Creams, participants saw a 100 percent improvement in skin elasticity and firmness. After 8 weeks of continuous usage, participants noticed that fine lines and wrinkles are reduced, while skin moisture, elasticity and firmness improved significantly.

The informative panel discussion with Consultant Dermatologist
Dr. Mark Tang (in blue) , local celebrity Jamie Yeo, and Eucerin Brand Manager Hsia Chih Yong.
As we all know, sun damage is one of the main causes of skin ageing During the launch, Consultant Dermatologist Dr. Mark Tang addressed this concern by highlighting some little known facts about sun damage.

He told the audience that besides UV rays, visible light and near infrared rays are also responsible for causing skin ageing. Sunblocks are efficient at blocking out UV rays but have limited ability to block out visible light and near infrared rays. Also, studies have shown that most of us simply do not apply enough sunblock for it to do the job properly.

In view of that, he advised that one should not rely on topical and oral sunblock to reduce sun damage as it gives us a false sense of security.  According to Dr Tang, we should adopt total lifestyle changes such as intentionally avoiding sun exposure by staying in the shades and by using umbrellas, hats etc. Of course, eating well, exercising and quitting cigarettes are also key factors in making one look and feel younger too.
Local celebrity, Jamie Yeo, who looked only 21 despite being 41, also shared her secret to staying young and beautiful. She said staying active and being happy are key factors to her youthfulness. 

I am sure most of us agree with her, as unhappiness and stress can bring about premature ageing and multiple health problems.    

Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity Day Cream SGD $85.00, 50ml The Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity Day Cream works as an everyday moisturiser and is formulated with SPF 15 and UVA protection, guarding the skin from external pollutants which can cause harm and stress to the skin. 
Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity Night Cream SGD $85.00, 50ml Formulated with Argan Oil, the Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity Night Cream helps to strengthen the skin structure by regenerating and intensively nourishing the skin overnight. 

Elasticity + Filler Facial Oil SGD $99.90, 30ml With Argan Oil, Lady’s Thistle Oil and Vitamin E as added ingredients, the Facial Oil delivers intense nourishment and restores radiance, leaving the skin with a satin-like finish. 

The Eucerin® Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity range is now available at selected Guardian, Unity and Watsons stores. Find out more about Eucerin at https://www.eucerin.sg

Saturday, 5 May 2018

LIFESTYLE@LXG: Sherri attends the launchLaunch of Porcelain's Intensive - HA+ Hydrating Serum

Like many girls, I was not always sensitive to the more subtle changes of my skin condition. I could still remember the day when I suddenly became aware that my T-zone is no longer as oily as before. After that, I switched from shopping for skincare meant for combination/sensitive skin to skincare catering for “normal to dry skin”, “sensitive dry skin” and anti-ageing skincare. 
LXG Blogger Sherri at the Porcelain media launch
LXG blogger Sherri (right) and Evelyn from Lianhe Zaobao

So dryness was the first sign of ageing for me, way before more obvious signs of skin ageing showed up. Unfortunately, I hate skincare that leaves a sticky residual, which is rather typical of skincare meant for mature skin. Richer skincare sits uncomfortably on the skin surface, especially when the weather is warm and humid. I am sure many women in Singapore share my sentiments.
Although I adore oil-free skincare, I worry that they are not hydrating and nourishing enough, as they are typically targeted at younger and oilier skin types that don’t have the same skincare concerns that I have.
So I am also constantly on the lookout for anti-ageing skincare with a light texture that doesn’t irritate my rather sensitive skin. 
Hydrating and anti-ageing ingredients are also necessary to keep wrinkles and saggy skin at bay. Good news is, I think I might have just found it in Porcelain Intensive - HA+ Hydrating Serum ($198,30ml).
I was happy to learn at the official launch of the serum earlier this week that this hydration powerhouse suits all skin types, including oily, dry, eczema-prone and even sensitive skin like mine that has anti-ageing needs. 
The multitasker stabilises sensitive skin, stops signs of premature ageing in its tracks while deeply hydrating and reducing acne breakouts, all thanks to the four customised complexes that include multiple powerhouse ingredients. 

It is little wonder that first batch of 2000 bottles were snapped up within 6 weeks of its soft launch, much to the surprise and delight of Pauline Ng, Founder and Managing Director of Porcelain.
The four customized complexes include:
  • Anti-Acne, Anti-Bacterial Blend
Lactobacillus Ferment (Probiotics) conditions skin and counteracts acne bacteria to prevent breakouts.
  • Sensitive Complex 
Aloe Vera and Cucumber calm the skin. Elderflower extract contains powerful antioxidants Vitamins A & C and will soothe even the most vulnerable skin that has undergone harsh aesthetic procedures such as laser treatments.
  • Anti-ageing Complex 
Counters premature ageing with nutrient-rich Wakame (seaweed) extract, which prevents cell degeneration, repairs skin, improves the appearance of wrinkles and reduces redness. 
Glycosaminoglycans help maintain and support collagen and elastin structures.
  • Deep Moisture Complex
Dual-chained Hyaluronic Acid in the formula is a super moisture magnet that holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water, as well as four hydrating ingredients - Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Polyquarternium-5, and Glycerin.

Porcelain Balance- Daily Cleansing Gel 
Fans of the existing range of this local cult skincare brand may also like to know that the new Daily Cleansing Gel ($59,120ml) launched on the same day is actually an improved version of the discontinued Balance Deep Cleansing Gel. 
Containing coconut extracts, AHA and BHA, it effectively flushes out impurities in the pores while maintaining the essential skin moisture.


The launch of shopporcelain.com More good news! Aside from the 2 new products, Porcelain also announced the launch of its new e-store shopporcelain.comIn celebration of the online store, Porcelain is offering a complimentary one-piece Hydrocare Biocellulose Mask and free shipping for every purchase of the Intensive HA+ Hydrating Serum (until 31 August 2018).  
Just quote ‘ShipHAdrated’ upon checkout to enjoy the offer.
Both products are both available at all Porcelain outlets and E-store.
Porcelain Outlets: 

Porcelain Signatures 
7 Wallich Street #01-02, Tanjong Pagar Center, Singapore 078884 
Tel: +65 6386 5388 
Porcelain Aesthetics
277 Orchard Road, Orchard Gateway #03-13, Singapore 238858 
Tel: +65 6844 9660
Porcelain, The Face Spa: 
15 Cantonment Road, Singapore 089739
Tel: +65 6227 9692

Thursday, 19 April 2018

LIFESTYLE@LXG: Sherri discovers Vivian Hsu's well kept beauty secret!

Guests at the Bio-essence launch event yesterday got to meet Vivian Hsu, who has been the face of Bio-essence since 2009, up close and personal. Everybody present were amazed by the fact that Vivian who is in her early 40s, doesn’t look a day older than 25. On top of that, she still has that signature V-shaped chin and jawline!

Along with a revamped luxe look this year, Bio- essence boasts the addition of Bio Energy ComplexTM in its skincare range. 
The Bio Energy Complex works to transform the skin’s ability to repair, renew and replenish itself. 
It also dramatically increases the efficacy of key ingredients such as Black Orchid and Royal Jelly – found in Bio-essence's synergistic age-defying Bio-VLift and Bio Renew series respectively.

Vivian Hsu said in a roundtable interview yesterday that this product is her absolute favourite and she never travelled anywhere without it. 
It is little wonder why her signature V shape face was the envy of all the ladies at the event yesterday. 
I tried taking her photos from all angles and yet still failed to catch a single bad shot with double chin. 
In fact, she looked so good in all the photos, there was no retouching needed.
An advanced anti-ageing solution to cater to mature skin, this Face Lifting Cream is specially formulated with Bio Energy ComplexTM, which increases the absorption of the star ingredient, Black Orchid, for a sharper V-face contour. 
It also contains flavonoids that effectively fight against free radicals, protect skin cell membranes and strengthen skin’s barrier.
Its other star ingredient is Royal Jelly, which contains a high concentration of nutrients, and 17 types of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals to deeply nourish and hydrate skin, keeping it youthful and firm. The treatment is targeted to solve visible signs of ageing, namely sagging skin, for tauter, more defined facial contours.

The Bio-VLift Face Lifting Cream (Extra Lift + Brightening), $59.90 for 40g Also contains the potent Black Orchid to enhance facial contours, this cream is targeted at women looking to moisturise and brighten skin at the same time. 
Fermented rice helps clarify skin, reduce dullness, enhance elasticity and improve radiance.

Bio-Renew Radiant Youth Facial Oil, $42.90 for 40ml Celebrity makeup artist Larry Yeo shared with guests at the launch event that this is his personal favourite product in the range. 
The beauty oil is infused with Bio Energy ComplexTM to optimise the delivery of nutrients for maximum skin nourishment. It is also non-greasy and preservative-free. 
Formulated with Green Tea Essence with powerful anti-oxidating properties to slow down skin ageing.The formula is lightweight, glides on easily and rapidly absorbed by the skin. Just one drop is enough to restore radiance, smoothness, and softness, and protect skin.

Bio-VLift Eye Lifting Essence, $39.90 for 20ml The precious Black Orchid ingredient and Bio Energy ComplexTM work together to enhance skin renewal and boost the absorption of restorative nutrients into the delicate area around the eyes. 
This lightweight essence fights against droopy eye contours, eye bags and dark eye circles while smoothing out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Gently pat it on around the eyes for radiant and youthful-looking peepers.
The Bio-essence Bio-VLift and Bio-Renew ranges are available at C K Department Store, Guardian, NTUC Fairprice, OG, Robinsons, Watsons and selected cosmetic houses from April 2018.

















Saturday, 31 March 2018

LIFESTYLE@LXG: Sherri discovers the ageLOC LumiSpa!

Say goodbye to your old facial cleansing brush and Hello to the latest in facial cleansing devices: ageLOC LumiSpa by Nu Skin

Are you still using those old-fashioned facial cleaning brushes with bristles? You might like to know that there’s a new kid on the block- ageLOC LumiSpa.

Think of it as a long-awaited new and improved version of the traditional facial cleaning brush minus the skin scratching abrasive bristles. 

The ageLOC LumiSpa is a dual-action device that delivers dramatic skin renewal and deep cleansing results in one step. 
There are currently four types of Activating Cleansers, catering for the dry skin, normal/combination skin, sensitive skin and oily skin respectively. 

The patented Micropulse Oscillation technology enables the device to move at an ideal frequency to promote skin renewal. After just one use, skin becomes smoother and softer. Pores are also minimised.

The amazing thing is, each cleaning cycle takes a mere 2 minutes to complete. This time saver is also waterproof so it can be used while you shower. 

The battery life for the ageLOC LumiSpa is pretty impressive, lasting up to a week between charges with regular use. 
There are 2 treatment heads to suit different needs. The Normal treatment head is gentler and is best suited for the sensitive, dry, and normal/combination skin. 

The Firm treatment head on the other hand exfoliates skin and is more ideal for oily skin, which requires deep cleaning regularly. 

It is gentle enough to be used twice a day and can be easily incorporated into the morning and evening beauty regimens. Although the LumiSpa can effectively all sebum, grime, dirt, pollutants and makeup, it is not to be used around the fragile eye area. 

So a gentle reminder to all the beauty junkies out there: don’t get so excited that you throw out the eye makeup removers with the other cleansers ok?  

The ageLOC Starter kit ($372) consists of one ageLOC LumiSpa device with a silicone treatment head and an Activating Cleanser and is something that every self respecting beauty junky should have as a part of her beauty arsenal.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

LIFESTYLE@LXG: Sherri attends Allure's Signature Misty Brow Media Launch

Like fashion trends, eyebrow trends come and go. Our features also change naturally over time as we age. This is precisely why in recent years, permanent tattoo has fallen out of fashion and semi-permanent eyebrow embroidery is deemed to be far more ideal. 
Eyebrow embroideries typically last around 2 to 3 years and are more natural than tattoos. In those 2 to 3 years, eyebrow trends may have changed and need “updating”. For example, ultra straight eyebrows were trendy in the 80s and 90s but considered very unnatural now. Eyebrow embroidery techniques are also constantly evolving to achieve more natural effect.
Most importantly, eyebrows frame our face and can create the illusion of a more balanced face shape and features. Brows can even affect the impression of an individual’s persona so choosing a pair of eyebrows that suits both the face and personality to create a positive impression is no mean feat. If there are changes in body weight, face shape and/or skin condition, eyebrows will have to be redesigned to achieve the ideal golden ratio in our facial features. 
Popular eyebrow embroidery chain Allure Beauty has recently launched a new embroidery technique named Signature Misty Brows. Allure Beauty brow experts are trained to design brows using the golden ratio technique so brows can frame the face perfectly and complement facial features harmoniously instead of following trends. 
The Signature Misty Brows are the result of combining two embroidery techniques involving two different sets of needles. The process involves filling in the brows by using hair strokes and also replicating the effect of brow powder, which gives it an ultra natural finish. 
The Signature Misty Brows is available at all Allure Beauty Saloon branches at a cost of $1477-$3880. 

More information is available at:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/allurebeautysg/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allurebeautysg/


Sunday, 19 November 2017

Lifestyle@LXG: Discovering Sothys latest Youth Cream and Youth Serum.



"According to Sothys, 80% of ageing is said to be caused by the environment, while 20% is purely biological". 





I was recently given a jar of the new Sothys Vitality Youth Cream $139 and the Perfect Shape Youth Serum $189. The objective of the Vitality Youth Cream is to “fix” any skin problem before they get worse. The cream is said to reduce the signs of fatigue while making the features smoother and the skin tone more even, so skin radiates freshness and youthfulness. 



The Perfect Shape Youth Serum, which is enriched with Peptides M3.0 helps boost collagen synthesis to lift up and tighten the skin; improving skin tone and contour. With its anti-fat and anti-water complex, it also eliminates excess fat and smoothes the décolleté. 

The Perfect Shape Youth Serum is said to instantly reshape, redefine, and protect the facial contours with an enveloping texture for a perfect face shape at any age. This particular serum was inspired by the Korean thread lift - a popular aesthetic procedure where surgical threads are inserted under the skin to tighten sagging or slackened areas of the face; and Ultrasound which uses sound energy to remove facial fat to create a more contoured appearance, and potent active ingredients like Peptides M3.0, which boosts collagen synthesis and guarantees an effective and long-lasting dermal structure to lift, tone, and tighten the face. 

There are six Youth Serums in the line; Unifying Youth Serum, Firming Specific Youth Serum, Reconstructive Youth SerumDetoxifying Anti-Free Radical Youth SerumWrinkle-Specific Youth Serum and the Perfect Shape Youth Serum are most beneficial when they are layered over each other to optimise each of their unique abilities. 

The texture of the Perfect Shape Youth Serum is slightly heavy (which I personally prefer) and smells subtle and pleasant. The most important part is the fact that you can actually see and feel your jawline lift and tighten when you apply it. 

The Youth Creams come in five variations; Redensifying Youth Cream, Vitality Youth Cream, Wrinkle Targetting Youth Cream, Firming Youth Cream and the Reconstructing Youth Cream. 

I received the Firming Youth Cream, which has a lovely light texture and scent and melts into the skin easily. Layered over the serum, it leaves the skin looking plump, firm and moisturised and makeup looks flawless when applied over this combo. 

Like all Sothys products, the range does not disappoint and delivers what it promises. 

To find the right Youth Cream and Youth Serum suitable for your skin type and age, visit any Sothys Salon or like their page at www.facebook.com/SothysSingapore. 

Sothys skin care products are available exclusively at Sothys salons islandwide. To find out more about the products and to take advantage of their special promotional pricing, click here!

Saturday, 27 May 2017

LADY@LXG: Just discovered the PERFECT lifting treatment for those with a zero tolerance for pain.


Scaredy-cats and those with a zero tolerance for pain can rejoice, cos this here is a treatment that literally has zero discomfort. In fact, its so relaxing, you can enjoy an hour-long nap, while the therapist runs the hand-piece of the Sygmalift, over and over your face, contouring and lifting your cheeks and jawline for 60-minutes, until you wake up, totally refreshed to much tighter, younger and brighter facial features!
So thats me posing away before my treatment

I was pleasantly surprised to see that the treatment actually worked. I started off being a bit skeptical (as one often is), cos if it has no pain, how effective can it really be right? Well I shall be the first to admit that I was wrong, cos the SygmaLift actually does work. 

However, to maintain the results, you do need to go for three sessions, one per week, in order for your face to remain lifted and youthful for a period of between six-months to one-year. The results, like all treatments, depends on your lifestyle and body, so if you have a relatively crappy lifestyle like myself (think insomnia, diet fuelled by junk food, cake and candy), don't expect it to last the whole year. 
The doctor and therapists were all really nice and friendly and super helpful. After bombarding the doctor with a barrage of questions, I was led into a room to have my “before” photos taken. After which my therapist Kristy cleansed the lower part of my face and applied some gel and commenced with the treatment. 

Posing for a quick photo while bombarding the doctor with all my questions

Thirty-minutes later, one side of my face was much higher, my nasolabial folds (those ugly lines that run from your nose down to your mouth on either side of your face) were completely erased, almost like they had been ironed out, and my jawline was so much sharper. 

After letting me admire myself for a while, Kristy then progressed to lift the other side of my face. Once the lifting was complete, she removed the gel, ran a cold laser over the treated area (no feeling of discomfort or anything whatsoever), toned my skin with deliciously scented rose toner, applied some moisturiser and viola, I looked so much younger than when I walked in an hour ago.

No nasolabial fold on the LEFT side of my face
If you notice that your jawline is starting to get a little less defined or your nasolabial folds are looking a little too pronounced or you simply want to give your face a bit of freshening-up and lifting, call Kowayo clinic, which is located at 1 Raffles link 01-03B, 1 Raffles Link (nearest MRT is City Hall) on 6884 4280 to find out more about the treatment. 

Three sessions of SygmaLift, which is actually recommended or the results won't last you more than a month tops, would cost you $2,400 and last for between six months to a year, which if you break it down and do the math, is pretty decent. 

The SygmaLift puts the old adage "no pain, no gain" to complete shame, cos in this case, you get all the gain minus any pain!