January 31st, 2019
January is probably the most challenging month for our skin, with the post holiday-binging and being blasted by the full force of winter. For years now, I’ve been wanting to write a post about winter skincare, but somehow I never got around to it. This week though, I woke up with a real urge to create this post, which is going to be a departure from my usual product reviews, but really a sharing from my heart. I don’t consider myself a beauty guru, and I’m not one for whipping up my own masks and remedies at home. But our skin is the largest living organ in our bodies, whose sole purpose is to protect us from the extremities of our environment, and when it is exposed to sub-zero weather it is only right we honor and do what we can to protect it. So here are 5 tips that work for me (and a few product recommendations along the way), and I hope they help you too!
April 20th, 2018
I was hoping to be able to wrap up my mini-series covering all the hydration heroes last week , but work and travels got in the way. Since taking on my current job (about 1.5 years ago), I’ve had to take on more travels, and even without mentioning how stressful air travel can be on the skin, varying bath water quality, irregular sleeping and eating patterns all take their toll. And as I am turning 40 next year, I have learnt to appreciate the importance of hydration even more. The range that I’ve fallen more and more in love with over the years, is Chanel’s Hydra Beauty. I had test driven it at the onset of this blog, and then as my skin got drier the Micro Serum became an integral part of my personal lineup. Now, the line has expanded and the formulation is better honed, so there is a Hydra Beauty specialist to fit into any regime and address your skincare needs.
April 13th, 2018
Living well is so much more than just indulging in high end products, you have to make sure those products are working for you. Now Sisley takes science a step further… beyond simply indulging your skin in an hydration boost, Sisley’s new Hydra-Global Serum teaches skin to restore its own moisture level!
April 11th, 2018
It is Day 2 of our quest to jumpstart our skincare routine this Spring! Hope you enjoyed yesterday’s hydrating duo, and today I’ve got a power pair from Korean brand Su:m37˚. Pronounced as soom, Su:m37˚ means “breath” in Korean and is a premium line that uses naturally fermented ingredients in their skincare products. Everything is formulated with a proprietary essence called Cytosis®, which is derived from 80 types of natural plants that are gathered and fermented in cedar barrels for 365 days, under stringent conditions at a temperature of 37˚C. I have been hooked on their skincare ever since the brand was launched in Singapore last year, and even more so now with the new Su:m37˚ Water-full Radiant range.
April 10th, 2018
When I was younger, I never appreciated hydration skincare lines, assuming they were basic and unnecessary. Fast forward a decade, hydration has become my skin’s best friend. I consider it an essential building block of a good skincare routine, over which I can layer on other special needs items at will. And this Spring, there are several new releases that I am currently loving. Instead of skimping over each of them, I have decided to publish a mini-series of hydration specialists over the course of the next few days. For today, I would like to introduce you to the new Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Bi-Phase Serum and Cooling Gel Cream.
April 1st, 2018
The first quarter of the year is over in a blink, and now we are accelerating right into summer. 2018 has been a very productive start for me in many aspects of my life, though the ride has been bumpy with several members of my family falling severely ill. Nonetheless many seeds that were sowed last year are starting to germinate and take hold, so I’m looking forward to a fruitful harvest. On the beauty side of things, many of the brands that were once so elusive are now launching in Singapore – be sure to follow me on Instagram [@silverkis] to catch my stories on the latest launch parties! Not everything shiny and new are the best though, I discovered several HG products that I am going to share with you today.