19 April 2014

Review of BeautyBiotics Products: BB/CC Beauty Balm, BB+ Nano Luminescence Mineral Pearl Powder & UV White Nano Mineral Powder

BeautyBiotics has just launched several skincare products with New Nano Technology at Watsons and this is my review.


More about BeautyBiotics

Available at: Watsons

Description: It is a new range of dermatological cosmetics or functional skin care that erases imperfections upon first application, and continues to work at the skin’s cellular level to deliver intense hydration and regenerate skin collagen and elastin, leaving your skin supple and youthful in the long-term.

Features: It is dermatologist tested for sensitive skin, and made in Japan for Asian skins with proven New Nano Technology and ingredients to:

Regenerate skin elastin and collagen for plumped up softness
•      Intensely hydrate for supple skin
•      Improve skin radiance and clarity
•      Effectively whiten for luminous, bright skin

More about BeautyBiotics Dream Cream BB/CC Beauty Balm Colour Corrector

Size: 45g

Price: $39

SPF: 40, PA +++


Shades: Shimmer, Fair, Natural

Suitable For: All Skin Types including sensitive one

Description: It is

an advanced BB/CC cream formula that combines 12 skin effects in one application including anti-wrinkle, collagen regeneration, whitening, hydration, colour correction and blemish covering.

Features: It

provides Perfect Coverage Without Clogging Pores
Conceals Pigmentation + Blemishes
Softens & Refines Skin
Is Anti-Wrinkle, Anti Aging and Anti-Acne
Increases Skin Cell Regeneration
Provides Cellular Effects- +150% Cell Regeneration and 4X More UV Protection


Usage:

Apply a small amount using fingers and gently blend the cream over the face in small circular motions, covering the face evenly.


Review:
This is quite an interesting product as it has both the Beauty Balm (BB) and Colour Corrector (CC) Properties. It is really the first time that I have ever tried the CC Cream. Unlike the usual BB Cream, this product can actually correct my skin tone and address issues like redness or sallowness. This is indeed a wonderful product for me as I have rather reddish pigmentation with uneven skin tone. After application, my skin looks radiant with 1 colour tone fairer as compared to my usual natural skin colour.

Before applying Dream Cream BB/CC Beauty Balm Colour Corrector
After applying Dream Cream BB/CC Beauty Balm Colour Corrector
Since this is a product with 12 In One Advanced Whitening Formula, it is able to cover up my blemishes, pores and wrinkles effectively. Other than this wonderful coverage ability, it can also replenish the hydration level of my skin with collagen as well as providing a UV protection of SPF 40+++. Do note that the texture of this product is quite oily as compared to the usual liquid foundation.


However, once it is being absorbed into the skin, the oily texture will somehow transform itself into a smooth texture which will blend well with the natural colour of my skin.


More about BeautyBiotics Dream Cream BB+ Nano Luminescence Mineral Pearl Powder 

Size: 6g

Price: $45

Shades: Shimmer & Matte

SPF:  40 / PA +++



Features: It

is a dermatologically tested broad brand UV protection face powder that contains nanonized light-diffusing pearl crystals. 
works to filter out and diffuse light to reduce the appearance of facial lines and provides long lasting coverage for pores and imperfections. 
Makes Skin One Tone Brighter
Is Water-Proof

Ingredient: It contains:

the Nano Collagen + Pearl Powder + Ceramide + Hyaluronic Acid- helps to repair, regenerate and hydrate skin whilst giving skin a natural radiant glow. 
the photoluminescent powder filters out and difuses light to minimize the appearance of facial lines and imperfections giving skin a natural radiant glow.

Directions: 

Apply evenly onto face using the powder puff that is provided. 
Reapply onto problem areas for enhanced coverage. 


Review: 
Amongst the 3 BeautyBiotics Product which I have received, this is definitely my favourite product. It does have that light diffusing property which can instantly brighten up my skin. More-ever, it is a mineral pearl power which can conceal and rehydrate my skin. Frankly speaking, I always like mineral power because it is able to provide a flawless finish with certain beauty benefits.



After application, I do look radiant with a natural glow. 

Before applying BeautyBiotics Dream Cream BB+ Nano Luminescence Mineral Pearl Powder
After applying BeautyBiotics Dream Cream BB+ Nano Luminescence Mineral Pearl Powder
There are 2 colour tone: Shimmer & Matte available for this Mineral Powder. If you prefer a brighter tone, do choose the shimmer colour. Likewise, if you prefer a natural colour tone, do go for the Matte Colour. Regardless of which colour you go, this product can actually provide a UV Protection of SPF 40+++.


More about BeautyBiotics Dream Cream UV White Nano Mineral Powder 

Size: 3.5g

Price:$49

Suitable for: Sensitive And All Skin Types

SPF: 50/PA+++


Features: It

Clinical Strength UV Protection
Protect, Regenerate, Whitens
Reduces Pigmentation & Melanin
Lightens Dark Spots


Ingredients: It contains

Nanonized Formula 1/100 Size
Vitamin C + Alpha Arbutin
Marine Collagen
Plant Squalene
         o    helps regenerate skin, reduce pigmentation and lightens dark spots


Review:
Should I say that this is a whitening powder? Or should I say that this is a whitening skincare product?  Well, all I know is that it is a UV Mineral Power with SPF 50 PA+++ with anti-pigmentation property. It does a good job in correcting my blemishes, dark spots and pigmentation.


However, please note not to use too much of this powder as it has a whiter colour tone as compared to the BeautyBiotics Dream Cream BB+ Nano Luminescence Mineral Pearl Powder.



 In fact, I think that it’s this whitening colour which is able to “correct” the uneven skin tone. After application,  my skin tone instantly brightens up with a natural radiant glow.

Before applying BeautyBiotics Dream Cream UV White Nano Mineral Powder
After applying BeautyBiotics Dream Cream UV White Nano Mineral Powder
Lastly, please remember to like BeautyBiotics (SkinBiotics) Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/SkinbioticsSG for more Promotions and Products Information. 

18 April 2014

SK-II Magic Ring Test

This year, SK-II leads Audi Fashion Festival (AFF) with the mantra “Live Your Life, Not Your Age”. As the Official Skincare Partner for the premier fashion event, the prestige beauty brand will be empowering women to look beyond their age and pursue their lives to the fullest.

I really think that taking good care of the skin is like a long time career. Once we neglect our skin, aging problems like wrinkles and lines will tend to surface. This is really how I felt when my HDB Flat is under renovations. Somehow, it really disrupts my regular skincare regime and my complexion is not as good as before. That is why I readily say yes when SK-II has invited me for an exclusive skin analysis test at one of their beauty counters.


I am sure that a lot of people are curious about the “age” of their skin just like me and the wonderful thing is that you will be able to request for the same Magic Ring Test at all the SK-II Counters. The procedure is quite simple. The SA will simply place a camera sort of gadget next to my face to take a close-up photo of my skin.



After which, the machine will take around a few minutes to analyze the skin.


Do note that the skin will be rated according to these 5 categories, Texture refinement, Firmness Power, Wrinkle Resilience, Spot Control and Radiance Enhancement.

Let us see how I fare in the Magic Ring Test. I have a total score of around 64%, bearing in mind that the higher the percentage, the better is the skin complexion.


There is definitely room for improvement though as I will like to aim for a score of at least 70%.

Even though I am in my thirties (not disclosing my actual age here), I am quite thrilled that my texture refinement is only 25 years old.


Texture Refinement
Oh, my hard works really pay off as I really spend time to take good care of my skin on a regular basis.

As for the Firmness Power and Wrinkle Resilience Category, my skin is around 32 and 31 years old respectively.


Firmness Power
Wrinkle Resilience
I heave a sigh of relief as my results are still acceptance for these two categories.

Here comes the nightmare. My skin is 35 years old for the Spot Control Category with 110 Visible and 349 Invisible Pigmentation!


Spot Control


Perhaps I have really fair skin and that is why I tend to develop darkening spots easily. Hopefully it is not too late to reduce the pigmentation as I will include more whitening products in my daily skincare routine.

My Radiance Enhancement is around 31 year old.

Radiance Enhancement
According to the analysis machine, my skin age is around 30 years old, slightly younger as compared to my current age.



Overall, if it is not for the spot control category, I will definitely score better than 64%. Lastly, I will like to thank SK-II for the invitation as I can get to understand the strength and weakness of my skin complexion through the Magic Ring Test.

06 April 2014

Review and Giveaway Contest: Guardian Japan BeautiScience Products

I have been so busy lately with the upgrading works at my premises. There are so many errands to run for example getting new lights and bathroom accessories as well as packing and unpacking of items before and after the renovation works. That is exactly the reason why I have not been updating my blog as frequently as before. And, I even fall sick after the renovation works. Indeed, I should have started to take health supplement products as I always feel tired  whenever I am stressful about things in life.

Here’s introducing a supplement range from Guardian-Japan BeautiScience products, a new holistic brand of everyday health and beauty oral products made in Japan.

More about Guardian Japan BeautiScience Supplement Products

Available: Exclusively at Guardian

Range : Guardian Japan BeautiScience

Black Garlic
Black Vinegar & Ume
Chewable Collagen with Hyluronic Acid
Chlorella Tablets
Deep Sea Squalene
DHA 800
Ginkgo Gold
Glucosamine & Hyaluronic Acid
Multi Vitamins & Minerals
Vitamin C 1000


More about Guardian Japan BeautiScience Black Garlic

Size: 45 Capsules

Price: $59.90


Recommended Dosage: Takes 1 Capsule daily

Effect: It provides protection against free radical damage and infection for everyday well-being


More about Guardian Japan BeautiScience Black Vinegar & Ume

Sizes: Big-180 capsules and Small- 60 capsules

Prices: Big-$55.90 and Small-$19.90


Recommended Dosage: Takes 3 Capsules daily

Effect: It protects your digestive system and helps support fat metabolism, which is key for weight management.


More about Guardian Japan BeautiScience Chewable Collagen with Hyluronic Acid

Size: 180 Chewable Tablets

Price: $29.90


Recommended Dosage: Takes 2 Tablets daily

Effect: It aids to maintain youthful skin.


More about Guardian Japan BeautiScience Chlorella Tablets

Size: 1600 Tablets

Price: $79.90


Recommended Dosage: Takes 20-30 Tablets daily

Effect: It contains essential nutrients such as Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, B12, Iron and Phosphorous to support immunity, improve digestion and regulate the body's blood cholesterol.


More about Guardian Japan BeautiScience Deep Sea Squalene

Size: 180 Softgels

Price: $49.90


Recommended Dosage: Takes 6 Softgels daily

Effect: It has antioxidant properties to protect cells against oxidation and harsh effects of the sun and environment, making it beneficial for skin, eye and cardiovascular health.


More about Guardian Japan BeautiScience DHA 800

Size: 120 Softgels

Price: $89.90


Recommended Dosage: Takes 4 Softgels daily

Effect: It offers high concentration of DHA which promotes brain and eye health.


More about Guardian Japan BeautiScience Ginkgo Gold

Size: 240 Tablets

Price: $52.90


Recommended Dosage: Takes 8 Tablets daily

Effect: It helps to support cognitive functions, memory and brain health


More about Guardian Japan BeautiScience Glucosamine & Hyaluronic Acid

Size: 360 Tablets

Price: $59.90


Recommended Dosage: Takes 12 Tablets daily

Effect: It helps to maintain healthy cartilage, especially in the joints.


More about Guardian Japan BeautiScience Multi Vitamins & Minerals

Size: 360 Tablets

Price: $32.90


Recommended Dosage: Takes 6 Tablets daily

Effect: It contains a holistic range of essential vitamins and minerals eg Vitamin A, E, Calcium, Magnesium for good health maintenance.


More about Guardian Japan BeautiScience Vitamin C 1000

Size: 300 Tablets

Price: $25.90


Recommended Dosage: Takes 10 Tablets daily

Effect: It helps to maintain a strong immune system and support healing and protection against free radical damages.


Short Review
When I received the box of BeautiScience Products from Guardian, I am a bit overwhelmed by the many varieties of supplement products from this Japanese Brands. In total, there are 10 different types of supplement products which can be categorized into 3 categories: Beauty, Mind and Wellness. Under the Beauty Category, there are the Guardian Japan BeautiScience Chewable Collagen with Hyluronic Acid, Deep Sea Squalene and Black Vinegar & Ume which works wonder for your skin, eye and cardiovascular health and weight management respectively.

Beauty Category
For the Mind Category, there are the Guardian Japan BeautiScience DHA 800 and Ginkgo Gold Products. Frankly speaking, I admit that I do need these 2 supplements because my short-term memory seems to deteriorate lately as sometimes I just cannot remember where I have placed my personal stuff.


For the wellness category, there are the Guardian Japan BeautiScience Black Garlic, Chlorella Tablets,Glucosamine & Hyaluronic Acid, Multi Vitamins & Minerals and Vitamin C 1000 Products. All these 5 supplements will provide you with vitamins and minerals which are essential for promoting good health and wellness.


If you are unsure of the recommended dosage of these supplements, simply refer to the instructions and serving size on the package boxes.


For some of these supplements products, I will need to take as many as 8-30 tablets per day but please be assured that the tablets are definitely smaller in sizes as compared to that of the usual supplements available on the pharmaceutical market though.


Lastly, please remember to visit Guardian Website:http://www.guardian.com.sg/ and FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/guardiansg for more Product Information and Updates.

Here comes the Good News.

Guardian has kindly sponsored me a few Japan BeautiScience supplement products for Giveaways.



More about Guardian BeautiScience supplement products Giveaway Contest

Prizes:

1 X First Prize: 1 Guardian Japan BeautiScience Deep Sea Squalene and Black Vinegar & Ume (Big Bottle)


1  X Second Prize: 1 Guardian Japan BeautiScience Vitamin C 1000 and Black Vinegar & Ume (Big Bottle)



1 X Third Prize: 1 Guardian Japan BeautiScience Multi Vitamins & Minerals and Black Vinegar & & Ume (Small Bottle)


How to participate:

Simply like Guardian Singapore FB Page and my FB Page using the Rafflecopter Form below.


Terms & Conditions of this giveaway

• Only people residing in Singapore will be allowed to take part in the Contest as I will not be able to arrange for overseas postage of prizes.
• The contest is to be held from 4th April 2014- 21st April 2014.
• Any entries received beyond the time of 00:00 22nd April 2014 will not be considered as a valid entry.
• There will be 3 winners for this Giveaway. 
• Three winners will be determined amongst the participants who have liked Guardian Singapore FB Page and my FB Page. 
• Winners will be announced on Shorthairladyandherencounters blog and FB Page.
• Once the winners have been chosen, the decision is final unless the winners do not respond to my winning notification Facebook Message or stay in Singapore.
• If the winner cannot be contacted after the designated date or is currently staying overseas, I reserved the right to pick another winner.