March 19th, 2017

Origins Three Part Harmony Foaming Cream-to-Oil Cleanser & Soft Cream

Last year, Origins introduced a novel new range of products targeting matured skin that has lapsed into a sleeping state of senescence and is no longer functioning optimally.  And now, to complement the Three Part Harmony range (first introduced here), Origins has added 2 new products – a luxurious Foaming Cream-to-Oil Cleanser and a new Soft Cream.  I actually took both of them with me on my 2-week long trip to Germany last January in the midst of winter, and have also tested them again back home in tropical Singapore… and I’d love to share them with you today!

Origins Three Part Harmony

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September 13th, 2016

Makeup Removal Made Simple!

Life has been all sorts of crazy lately, and when something comes along that can help simplify my routine, it instantly finds a place in my life. No matter how busy or tired I am though, I always make sure to take care of my sensitive skin, so it is very important to me that the products I use are gentle yet effective. And ever since I tried out Simple Micellar Cleansing Water and Cleansing Wipes, I have been hooked.


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September 12th, 2016

Learning to Live with Adult Acne… 5 Basics to Keep it in Check!

I’ve had a relatively bane-free adolescence, and my skin woes thus far had revolved around sensitivity due to dryness, eczema and the occasional zit or two.  The last bottle of Mario Badescu Drying Lotion that I bought was from 2014… which gives you idea of how infrequently I needed it.  But since the beginning of this year, my skin has taken a dramatic turn.  You may have heard me lamenting it on several occasions here in the context of skincare, and I was determined to find the “cause” of the breakouts.  It has taken me months to finally admit that those pesky zits that keep popping up and refusing to go away are not just the random hormonal/dietary insurgence, much less the result of inappropriate skincare, but a perpetual state of adult acne.  The change in mindset has set me on a course to figuring out how to get things under control, and I am in the midst of rebalancing my skincare routine to learn to live with my adult acne.  So, today I would like to share with you 5 basics that have made it into my daily life!

5 Basic Skincare Products for Adult Acne

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August 15th, 2016

La Mer Cleansing Micellar Water & Moisturising Soft Lotion

I always get insanely excited when I get to check out new La Mer releases, and this month there are not just 1 but 2 new products to discover!  It feels a little bit back to basics perhaps, but I think we all need a bit of #skincare recharge before moving into the fall and winter seasons.  Expanding on its significant facial cleansing range of products, La Mer now introduces the La Mer Cleansing Micellar Water.  And the brand’s beloved range of moisturizers is seeing a reformulation… with the new La Mer Moisturizing Soft Lotion.

La Mer Cleansing Micellar Water

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July 30th, 2016

Albion Exage White Skincare Collection

It is getting a little difficult for me to review skincare these days because my skin has been somewhat unstable for the past few months, and I keep waking up to fresh pimples no matter what I’m doing.  It started around the time I received this set of products, and I put it aside in the hopes of giving it a 2nd trial, but my breakouts never stopped and now I’m not entirely sure if it was this that triggered it off to begin with.  But instead of postponing things further, I thought I’d introduce this new range of whitening skincare from Albion today and let you decide for yourself.

Albion Exage White

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July 4th, 2016

4 Cleansing Oils to Jumpstart Your Summer Skincare!

Happy 4th of July to those of you who are celebrating!  When I was living in the US, I’ve always felt that this date marked the height of summer, when the parties are off at full-swing and/or people are away vacationing.  Whatever you are up to, life is too short to be wasted piling on heavy and uncomfortable feeling skincare.  If you hadn’t already jumped on the cleansing oil bandwagon, here are 4 you should definitely check out today!

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