Beauty Day Out at Capitol Piazza with Mummy!

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Every year during my birthday I make it a point to celebrate it with my family, or at the very least, thank my mummy for giving birth to me. I mean, this woman spent 9 months carrying me, giving up her youth, figure and time for me and not to mention all the pain she went through!

However, I didn’t have time to spend my birthday with my Mum this year and really wanted to bring her out for a day – it was timely that this idea of pampering her at Capitol Piazza came along and also rather coincidental that she’s NEVER been to Capitol Piazza before – even before it was renovated!


I’ve been to Capitol Piazza a couple of times and I do love the place so – conveniently located right beside City Hall MRT (with an underground walkway so that you wouldn’t get drenched), Capitol Piazza’s pretty lively especially during lunch time, due to its well curated mix of lifestyle, fashion and wellness retail tenants, and of course, the great selection of eateries! In fact, even though I’ve been there at least 10 times already, I’ve actually discovered more shops on this latest trip there!

Parking is easy at Capitol Piazza, ample lots (3 basement levels) and plenty of space between lots – also, per entry after 6 is just $3 flat*! (Weekdays only)

capitol-singapore-theatre-building-4The Capitol is an establishment full of history and culture. It consisted of 3 buildings – Capitol Theatre, Capitol Building, and Stamford House.

The most outstanding feature of Capitol Building was the curved structure of the building, which stands out when you pass by the junction at Stamford Road – it was designed in a distinctive, vintage looking neo-classical style. While it has been since redeveloped and renovated, the unique facade has been restored and kept, retaining the classic look and keeping it as a significant landmark of Singapore.

In fact, the retail tenants seem to echo the image of the building – I’ve come to associate Capitol with more well-placed and slightly higher end brands, and even the events I attend at Capitol are always a luxe affair.

Along the restored building lies a whole row of shops you probably didn’t know existed as it’s not part of the main mall, but it’s a sanctuary of sorts, merely a short walk away from the hustle and bustle of the mall.

Simply exit through Sulwhasoo, make a left turn, and you’ll find the Arcade – a charming walkway with pretty lamps and fans. Here you will discover more shops and services available, like O Medical, PREP, The Proposal and more!


The one and only agenda of the day was to pamper my mother, of course!


{ O Medical @ Capitol Piazza }

#01-64 | Tel: +65 6385 4434

Brought her down to the first stop of the day – O Medical, a laser, hair removal and aesthetic clinic, where she received a consultation and was advised to try out a chemical peel after the doctor listened attentively to her wants and don’t wants, namely;

  • want less dull, radiant skin
  • don’t want pain, no laser

My mum is 52, and like most older women, she suffers from pigmentation problems and dulling of skin as her skin cells regenerates and shed slower – a chemical peel would aid in softening her skin and removing dead skin cells. I was pleasantly surprised myself by how much brighter her skin looked immediately after the chemical peel!


evonnz-capitol-piazza-beauty-day-out-with-mother-4My aunt actually joined us for the morning, and she also got lots of great advice from the Doctor in clinic that day – Dr. Rucha Karkhanis was extremely patient with our questions, which we had a ton of after we realized her age and were impressed with her skin condition at that age! I did not get any treatment done as I had an event that evening, but I definitely walked away with more knowledge, plus Dr. Rucha advised me on how to get rid of my troublesome back acne. The way she says things puts my mind at ease, that the problem can be quite easily treated. The simplest tip we brought home that day was to hydrate, hydrate and HYDRATE!

Thank you, Dr. Rucha!

Thank you, Dr. Rucha!

It was noon by the time we were done at O Medical, which means time for lunch! At Capitol Piazza, you’ll find eateries available on almost all floors of the building – from my very favourite Italian bistro Equilibrium (click for review!), to renowned French tea room Angelina, a taste of local fare at 1933, and the latest Indonesian franchise from Bali – Naughty Nuri’s!


{ Naughty Nuri’s @ Capitol Piazza }

#01-84 | Tel: +65 6384 7966

I somehow managed to coax mum and aunt into having Naughty Nuri’s with me for lunch – you would think that it’s a posh looking mall and that it might be expensive, but set lunches in Capitol Piazza are actually really worth it! There are plenty of eateries at almost every level – you can find Ramen & Tonkatsu Ma Maison, Hoshino Coffee (love their french toast!), Four Seasons Chinese Restaurant and even Oriole Coffee + Bar in the building! There’s also llaollao for the froyo lovers, yum!


Nothing’s more delightful than a hair treatment post-lunch, and that’s exactly what we did!

{ PREP Luxe @ Capitol Piazza }

Arcade, #01-62 | Tel: +65 6384 1406

Made reservations for Mum and I at PREP Luxe – a homegrown brand offering full hair services (cut, color, treatments, wash and blow) but well known for being many ladies’ go-to choice when it comes to a perfect blowout.

We were booked for the Mucota Scena Treatment – I’ve long heard about Mucota’s haircare range and treatments, and how good it is as Japan’s #1 treatment, created specially for Asian hair.


The Mucota Scena Treatment ($170/$180) offered by PREP Luxe is a 75-minute, 3-step hair treatment to replenish moisture and repair the cell structure of your hair. The entire treatment’s full of  reparative ingredients like ceramides, amino acids, keratin and silk ppt which will give you lustrous hair for days after the treatment!


It was of course followed by a lovely signature blowout, which was just in time for my event later in the evening! Hehehe. My hair was teased to perfection, with the stylist paying attention to what I wanted – soft, bouncy curls, with plenty of volume on top!


After the hair treatment, we took a walk around the main shopping section of Capitol Piazza – where you’ll find shops and services like some of my favorite beauty stores – Lancôme, Aesop, as well as service oriented shops like Highbrow, Branché (Hair & Nail),  lifestyle brands like To Be Calm (White Tea & Ginger scent!) and fashion stores like Napapijiri, G-Star RAW,  Marimekko, and Manifesto!

We headed over to Aveda, whose hair care I’ve been meaning to check out – what I did not know was that they offered an extensive range of skincare as well, and this trip allowed me to understand Aveda better and the philosophy behind their beauty care range!

evonnz-capitol-piazza-beauty-day-out-with-mother-30{ Aveda @ Capitol Piazza }

B2-33 | Tel: +65 6384 1510

Founded in 1978, Aveda’s skincare sprouted from the basics of Ayurvedaa system of medicine with historical roots in the Indian subcontinent. Aveda eventually became a pioneer of holistic beauty, and a champion of environmental responsibility with the guidance of two Ayurvedic Physicians and their commitment to using organic ingredients.

From the ingredients to the packaging used, Aveda tries its best to provide and care for the environment – by using only ethically organic ingredients, not conducting animal testing, responsible manufacturing, supporting breast cancer research, right down to the packaging used!

evonnz-capitol-piazza-beauty-day-out-with-mother-24Aveda places emphasis on being well-balanced – I had a mini experience of how an Aveda Ritual would be like – you’ll get served a warm cup of tea, and asked to pick a scent you’d like from 7 scents available. Your senses will automatically guide you to pick a scent, and that scent co-relates to a particular chakra you might be missing from being well-balanced.

evonnz-capitol-piazza-beauty-day-out-with-mother-23evonnz-capitol-piazza-beauty-day-out-with-mother-22I was introduced to an extremely interesting first ritual of the day, called the Radiant Awakening Ritual. It is a 2-step ritual done before you wash your face – you first gently massage and exfoliate your face with a dry brush, followed by a light massage with their oleation oil before washing it off and starting your regular regime.

evonnz-capitol-piazza-beauty-day-out-with-mother-25Dry brushing is a technique from ancient Ayurveda, called gharsana – it gently lifts dry, dull cells from skin’s surface, exfoliates to promote skin cell turnover, and preps skin to take in nourishing oils, treatments and hydration that follow.”

I didn’t experience this on my face, but it would have been such a joy to pamper yourself first thing in the morning! It is then followed by using Aveda’s tulasāra™ radiant oleation oil for a facial massage, which is a step is inspired by an Ayurvedic technique called abhayanga. I love the scent of the oil and it’s like a mini aromatherapy session to relax and ready yourself for the day! Leave on for 4 minutes before washing it off, and you’re ready to begin with your regular skincare regime.


One thing I loved about Aveda was how knowledgable and friendly their staff were. Every single step of the ritual was well explained, and even the hair consultation was a breeze! I was really impressed because usually you’ll be met with urms and urhs… but this darling at Aveda was able to answer my every question with utmost confidence (in her knowledge and of the products they carry!).  I would recommend that you walk right in and sit down to get yourself acquainted with Aveda and their products, because the mini experience would blow you away.

And then it was the last stop of the day, an all time favorite since I was a teen – The Body Shop!

{ The Body Shop @ Capitol Piazza }

B2-18 | Tel: +65 6384 2764 


The lady from The Body Shop wasn’t any less knowledgeable – I was in a rush, and she managed to speed talk and introduce to me to their latest and redesigned Drops of Youth™ skincare range!

The Body Shop Drops of Youth“The Body Shop Drops of Youth™ helps to provide you with smoother, bouncier, youthful looking skin by enhancing the cell renewal process and delivering a much-needed hit of supple hydration.”

The Body Shop’s Drops of Youth™ range isn’t at all oily nor sticky to the touch – it gets absorbed really quickly and is formulated with a number of powerful plant stem-cells, speeding up your cell renewal process to give you younger looking skin. The serum makes a good addition to my dresser and definitely aids with moisturizing! And remember what Dr. Rucha (from O Medical earlier on) recommended? HYDRATION!

Should you be looking to pick up just one more item from The Body Shop though, make it one of their 5 newly released Expert Facial masks. I have the entire set and it’s an absolute joy to cycle through them!

superfoodmasks-thebodyshopThe Body Shop’s Expert Facial Masks (S$32.90 each) are inspired by superfood trends and traditional remedies around the world and are wholly vegetarian (you’d be surprised how many people are looking for vegetarian gifts for their vegetarian friends). It’s really hard to choose just one from the amazing names and formulas – Amazonian Acai, British Rose, Chinese Ginseng & Rice, Ethopian Honey and Himalayan Charcoal, so I cycle through them the entire week! And after a week I was left with supple, smoother-feeling and really happy skin.

If you have to get gifts for someone, let this be it! It would make such a good bridesmaid gift, a Christmas stocking stuffer (enough with the hand creams already, hahaha) or a party exchange gift!

And with the last visit, it was time to head off to the airport to fetch my dad and then to attend my event! Mummy & I started at 10am, and only ended at 4pm *whew*

evonnz-capitol-piazza-beauty-day-out-with-mother-21It’s been such a long time since I’ve had an enjoyable day out with my Mum (she works, so she had to take a day off) and I was happy to see her pampered and radiant after the whole day at Capitol Piazza!

It was really coincidental that I’d noticed a poster for an Etsy Made Local event, which saw me coming back to Capitol Piazza again with my cousins! (In fact, I kept going back week after week for events and for this!). And by the time I was back, the Christmas decorations were up and we couldn’t resist taking some family photos!




I was pleasantly surprised by the turnout and also pretty excited by the local talents! Love, love love these cards and drawings.


I took a little longer at the fair while the kids headed off to Hoshino Coffee for pancake and ice cream! I’m not going to encourage this, but what a time they had playing by the fountain right outside Capitol Piazza!


I’d say that nothing is more important than seeing the happy smiles on my loved ones’ faces and making moments like this. I loved the photos my parents took of me when I was younger – because I had such a bad memory I could only remember my childhood by looking at the photos. And these are irreplaceable memories between me and my cousins made – Thank you, Capitol Piazza! ; )

(Special credits to Myke for helping me grab this shot with everyone!)

Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Duo

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I’m not going to tell you that oh, I attribute looking younger than my 31 years of age because I’ve been using Olay.

I’m gonna tell you – I look younger than my 31 years because of good genes, because I’m petite, and that Asians generally age like this:


AND, I’m gonna tell you that we shouldn’t take it for granted.
It’s easy to see how you’ll age – just look around at your family members and relatives.

My Aunt, Grandma (holding my baby cousin), Me and my Mum! That's 3 generations for you - can you guess how I'll age in time to come?

My Aunt, Grandma (holding my baby cousin), Me and my Mum! That’s 3 generations for you – can you guess how I’d age in time to come?

We all age differently, whether we’re Asians or not. Generally, Caucasians tend to develop fine lines first, but Asians, even though we have thinner skin, we tend to age slower than them due to more collagen and fat in our body makeup. Thinner skin means that we tend to be a little more sensitive to skincare, and have a weaker moisture barrier.

I recently saw a dermatologist, and she had FANTASTIC, taut skin – It was literally glowing, and she’s 10 years older than I am! I asked her for her secret, and she simply said; “HYDRATE!” Which re-emphasizes the point of having a good moisture barrier!

And aging does these to you –

  • your skin’s renewal process will start to slow down,
  • you may suddenly go through a second puberty
    (when in actual fact, it’s just your skin’s weakened moisture barrier allowing bacteria to wreck havoc on your skin)
  • you may find your skin looking duller
  • your skin’s feeling less taut and start requiring more moisture than it used to

And being in Singapore just makes it worst – we are classified as having a tropical rainforest climate, which means it’s just hot – rainy – humid – hot – rainy – humid ALL YEAR ROUND. This actually makes our skin act up – it’s too hot outside, it’s too cold inside (air-conditioning can be really drying!) and we often end up with oily, confused skin, resulting in acne (yet again)!

evonnz-olay-profile-7And then there’s fat and collagen loss – which, we cannot prevent from happening (it’s dependent on our bodies) but if you haven’t already seen the scary pictures out there, not moisturizing and going out in the sun often leads to skin drying out, which can definitely age it faster!

That is why I was so surprised to see this ingredient in both of Olay’s Miracle Boost products – they have Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) in it!

In short, what Niacinamide does for you:

“There are 2 important enzymes (NADH and NADPH) that contribute to the production of cellular energy and lipids (responsible for cell growth). With a sufficient supply of both enzymes, your skin creates an effective barrier to external factors that influence the aging process. However, the levels of both NADH and NADPH decline as we grow older. When applied topically, vitamin B3 seems to reduce their rate of decline.

Because topical application of niacinamide can help preserve levels of NADH and NADPH, it contributes to the support of the skin’s barrier against pollutants and other irritants. As a result, many skin conditions, such as acne, the redness associated with rosacea, and other inflammatory signs can be actively managed. Also, vitamin B3 has shown to be useful for encouraging the production of natural emollients that can help the skin remain hydrated.” – Source

In fact, both products had pretty good percentages of it! A quick check on the product packaging reveals that Niacinamide was within the first 5 ingredients on both products (the higher the ingredient placing, the more % of that ingredient in the mix), especially the Youth Pre-essence!


Meet the impressive Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Duo!

  1. Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence
  2. Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream


The Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence has a rather innovative auto-dropper cap – basically, when you open it by twisting, the bottle stopper will twist up, and along with that, take in a suitable amount of product for just one dosage – this way you’ll never need to re-measure just how much product you’ve taken – simply push the top and it will dispense the perfect amount!

evonnz-olay-profile-4I have been to many events and have tried and tested this fact – the more moisturized your skin is, the more it is ready to absorb even more goodness in your skin. Basically, wet attracts wet – and that is why this step of applying pre-essence is important!

Other than Niacinamide, it also contains Amino Peptides – pro collagen molecules which firms, reduces wrinkles and aids in skin reparation, Lys’lastine (dill seed extract) that enhances skin elasticity, and oliveM (olive extract, anti-oxidant) which helps protect skin from oxidative damage.

Its lightweight, non-sticky formula aids product penetration and is best used in combination with a good moisturizer – for example, the Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream!


The Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream is to be used day & night, and has a lovely texture – but what really made me feel comfortable about it was the light scent of familiarity! Yes I’ve helped myself to others’ products in the house in the past, and Olay was one of them!

The texture felt great on my skin – it can be a bit thick if you apply too much, but generally with the Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence it gets absorbed quicker and much better (tried and tested!).

There is Niacinamide in this product as well, and all that hydration makes my skin cells plump and generally, when your skin is happily hydrated, your skin will glow, and it will tend to look more youthful as well!

The products are amazing when used on their own, but when they are used together,

  • the first drop starts renewal of a million skin cells
  • 2x more anti-aging actives penetration into the skin.
  • In just 4 weeks, you’ll feel witness your skin looking more youthful!

It’s a no wonder they’re called the Miracle Duo!

Both the Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence and Micro-Sculpting Cream are now available in all Watsons & Guardian stores, and also online at Lazada!

SIMPLE’s latest Micellar Makeup Removers!

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I’m sure you’ve seen this brand around before, but did you know where it came from and their philosophy?

SIMPLE hails from the UK, and they’ve been the experts in dealing with sensitive skin since their creation of the new perfume-free and colour-free soap back in 1960. Their philosophy of using only the purest skin-loving ingredients as well as staying colour-free and perfume-free has remained steadfast since 1960, and they believe that looking and feeling good should be Simple, not complicated!

I’ve had a brief history with this brand back during my teenage days – their gentle cleanser was a staple in my family bathroom for quite a while! Recently, they’ve launched their Micellar Water range of makeup cleansing products – Meet the Simple Micellar Water (in a bottle, 200ml) and Micellar Wipes (25 pcs in a pack)!


I have a thing for micellar cleansers – ever since my first experience with them, I’ve been mostly using micellar water for makeup removal due to how gentle and fuss-free it is.


Micelles are present in all cleansers actually, and are extremely effective in oil and dirt removal without being harsh to your skin. Of course, most micellar water removers will still require you to rinse off again – not that I don’t do that (it’s a habit to), but have you ever come across situations when you fall into a food coma and just want to sleep immediately upon reaching home?



And it happened to me just recently when I had my Simple Micellar Wipes lying around on my table – PERFECT! (You might have seen my spiel on Snapchat hahaha) I grabbed a piece of the cleansing wipe, removed my makeup in record time while lying down and then promptly fell asleep after. In peace. Without having to worry about make up removal or even walking to the bathroom!

Simple’s Micellar Water (in a bottle) and wipes both remove makeup without rinsing, and provides hydrating benefits (it will boost your skin’s hydration by up to 90%!) at the same time. I wouldn’t suggest not rinsing, but in situations like the one I’ve described above, or when you’re on a plane, or rushing through makeup changes – Simple’s make up wipes will come in so handy! It helps to unclog pores, and won’t leave the skin feeling tight or sticky – it promises to leave you feeling clean, refreshed and hydrated!


What I like about Simple’s Micellar Water products – there are NO artificial perfumes, colours or harsh chemicals in them! They have instead, a whole bunch of goodies!

  • Triple Purified Water: Our purest possible water to minimize potential for irritation from extraneous particles or contaminants that can irritate skin.
  • Vitamin B3: Known to restore, soften and smooth skin. It’s especially great for those with dry skin.
  • Vitamin C: A water soluble antioxidant vitamin for skin
  • Hexylene Glycol: Helps dissolve make up and kindly conditions the skin

The Micellar Water is pretty efficient at what it promises to do – my skin doesn’t feel dry or sting when I use this (some Micellar Water removers contain certain additives which stings a little). It’s extremely good for sensitive skin, which is what I’m experiencing right now with all the breakouts I’ve been having lately.

I’ve found that the wipes cleanses well enough for days when you have light and non-waterproof make up on – it also exfoliates while saving you the trouble of finding cotton pads to use with micellar water at the same time!

They're priced very reasonably for such a great product - you'll find it easy to add it into your shopping cart because of how good a deal it is!

They’re priced very reasonably for such a great product – you’ll find it easy to add it into your shopping cart because of how good a deal it is!

Simply press cotton gently over your eye(s) for a while to remove more stubborn makeup

Simply press cotton gently over your eye(s) for a while to remove more stubborn makeup

Simple’s Micellar Water ($16.90 for 200ml) and Wipes ($15.90 for 25 pcs) are available at all major pharmacies – Watsons, Guardian, Unity, FairPrice and online at Redmart!

Faith in Face – New Hydrogel Masks from Korea!

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Is there anyone who doesn’t like facial masks?

I know it’s good for me, but I just get so lazy sometimes.

But whenever I do apply a mask, I’ll arrange an entire pampering session around it. Maybe a foot scrub. Or a body scrub. Best time is when I’m in a hot water bath!

The thing about doing something while wearing a mask, is that masks sometimes tend to fall off or just slide off you. And the cotton sheet masks sometimes dry up so quickly!

So the first time I tried a hydrogel mask, I fell in love.

I love the way the way it hugged my face better than a sheet mask. I love how I could run about doing things without worrying about it falling off – it adheres well to your skin, and doesn’t dry out as fast as a cotton sheet mask would either!

That was why I accepted Faith In Face’s advertorial, and I was really looking forward to trying out the masks for a review!

(In fact, I’m in Japan at time of writing and guess what I’m doing to beat the cold winds of Tokyo? Using a Faith In Face mask of course!)

Faith in Face masks were first launched in 2012, and by the time they arrived in Singapore in October 2015, have already reached No. 1 status in Korea!

The masks were developed by a multi-national team of young cosmetic experts from Korea, Britain & Canada after 3 years of research and development, and only uses organic, naturally derived extracts such as vegetable collagen, essential oils, vitamin E & hyaluronic acid. Free of parabens & mineral oil, these masks deliver high percentage of water soluble ingredients for maximum hydration & superior skin rejuvenation.


Unlike regular microfiber and cotton sheet masks, Faith in Face’s hydrogel masks contain a high percentage of water soluble ingredients to deliver maximal hydration and superior skin rejuvenation. With a gentle formula that is suitable for sensitive skin, the hydrogel masks are also able to cool the skin, thanks to beta-glucans which rejuvenate stressed out skin.”

The Faith in Face hydrogel masks come in 5 types addressing different concerns –

  • After Shower Look Hydrogel Mask
    Soothing and moisturizing with Sodium PCA & Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate, and Camelia Oil to lock moisture in.
  • Hold Me Tight Hydrogel Mask
    Copper Tripeptide, Rooibos extract and Red Ginseng firms & lifts the skin. 
  • Black & White Film Star Hydrogel Mask
    Brightening mask with Arbutin, Niacinamide and Citrus Unshiu Pericarp & Green Tea extract 
  • Miss Invisible Pore Hydrogel Mask
    A pore tightening mask with Salicylic Acid to reduce sebum, peppermint extract to cleanse and natural astringents such as Chestnut Shell extract & Witch Hazel!
  • Nourish Me Hydrogel Mask
    Contains Ceramide 3 with Broccoli Extract & Olive oil, providing the ultimate nourishment for your skin.

The masks come in boxes and there are 3 pieces in each box. Upon opening, I was surprised to find that they’re separated into 2 pieces (top half of face, and bottom half of the face), which means it’ll be a better fit on the face!

(I have a shorter face, so it’s pretty annoying for me when masks are too long – this is perfect for me!)Upon removing the hydrogel mask from the packet, you’ll find that it is sandwiched between two sheets for protection – one thick plastic sheet, and a softer one.

You might wonder, which side is up and the side to place on your face? The answer: Remove the softer sheet, and place the smooth side of the hydrogel mask on your face!

This is the smooth side of the mask which meets your face – the bumpy side is on the outside!


I like applying the bottom half of the mask first.

Adjust the mask till it fits well on the bottom half of your face.

See how it hugs the face? I love it! It doesn’t really slip off nor does it crinkle on my face like some of the sheet masks do. 

Personally, I really think this is worth a try, especially if you love applying masks! It’s definitely something you can add to your routine. Just try it – I guarantee that you’ll love it as much as I did!

They say that in order to form a new good habit, you have to do that thing continuously for approximately 18 – 66 days.

Ever since the day the masks arrived, I’ve been trying to leave myself constant reminders on how to keep my skin moisturised. I left little post-it notes that screams “MASK!” on it and they’re stuck on everywhere – near my computer, my toilet, my mirrors… And I’m pretty sure that habit’s gonna be easy to form, since I love the masks so much!

So far, so good – my skin loves the hydrogel masks, especially during winter in cold countries! Love how bouncy and supple it is right after masking!

I love the masks so much that it’s hard to pick just one to ask you to try – thankfully, they’re just $14.50 for a box of 3 pieces, available exclusively at Watsons at the moment!

Atorrege AD+ For Troubled Skin

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As someone with sensitive skin, I’m naturally wary of trying out new products. I guess it’s ironic – as a beauty blogger, it’ll be bad if I break out, but as a beauty blogger with sensitive skin, I wouldn’t be able to recommend products that work if I don’t even give them a try in the first place!

You’ll know when your sensitive skin takes kindly to a new product – your skin doesn’t feel taut after washing – instead, it’s comfortable, well-cleansed and in a good state for the next skincare application.

And that’s what happened when I tried out Atorrege AD+. My skin was pretty happy after using it! I’ve seen my fellow blogger friends speak about it before, and how it’s perfect for people with adult acne. That’s me – 30, and still popping zits every now and then. It’s annoying – I’m a beauty blogger, and I want to have good skin! STOP!

I was sent two of Atorrege AD+’s star products – the Mild Cleansing Gel (0) & the Face Wash Foam(1F)!     For those with normal/dry skin, you can use Face Wash Liquid (1) instead of Face Wash Foam (1F)

atorrege products

“Atorrege AD+ is a series of safe and high performance skin care products made in Japan that not only corrects modern skin troubles caused by changes in the environment but also strengthens skin against environmental damage. To deliver these benefits, Atorrege AD+ incorporates innovative nanotechnology that deeply penetrates the skin for maximum result. “

Atorrege AD+ hails from Japan, and as with most Japanese products, they are mild and gentle on the skin, but very effective. Their products are made with natural herbal extracts, and innovative nanotechnology, for today’s sensitive skin. They provide 5 safety assurances which are expecially important for sensitive skin –

  • No Fragrance
  • No Colourants
  • No Parabens
  • Allergy Tested
  • Internal Cellular Tested

The products also contains 2 main active ingredients for deep penetration – Hamamelis extract and Soybean Extract!

The Mild Cleansing Gel is marked as Step 0 - it's a make up remover.

The Mild Cleansing Gel ($59 SGD) is marked as Step 0 – It’s the first step before any of their skincare series, a make up remover.

"In the evening before washing, pour an appropriate quantity (about the size of 2 cherries) on your palm and spread gently over your entire face. Massage gently on T-zone area for 10 seconds, rinse with warm water."

“Before washing, dispense an appropriate quantity (about the size of 2 cherries) on your palm and spread gently over your entire face.”

"Massage gently on T-zone area for 10 seconds, rinse with warm water."

“Dispense product onto dry hands and onto dry skin. Massage gently on T-zone area for 10 seconds, rinse with warm water.”

To check on how efficient it is at removing make up, I later on took a cotton pad soaked with micellar water make up remover and swiped over my skin after I’ve rinsed. The results were satisfying!

Swabbed my face to check on how effective the make up remover was - It passed with flying colors!

Swabbed my face to check on how effective the make up remover was – It passed with flying colors!

The Japanese usually practice 2 step cleansing – that is, removing make up is the first step, and the second step is to remove excess sebum and dirt!

And for the second step, they usually use a foaming product – either it’s self foaming, or they foam the soap up with a foaming net, which takes a bit of time and work.

Thankfully, over at Atorrege AD+ they’ve developed a self foaming one and it’s the best I’ve ever tried for my sensitive skin!

The foaming facial wash contains Hamaelis & soybean extract, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, betaine and perilla extract.

The Face Wash Foam ($59 SGD) contains Hamaelis & soybean extract, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, betaine and perilla extract.

"Dispense 3 pumps of foam and use your fingers to massage your face and neck with the foam for 10 seconds. Rinse off with lukewarm water." It dispenses weakly acidic nano-cleansing bubbles that cleanses pores deeply and prevents formation of blackheads, giving you clear and radiant skin after using the product!

“Dispense 3 pumps of foam and use your fingers to massage your face and neck with the foam for 10 seconds. Rinse off with lukewarm water.”
It dispenses weakly acidic nano-cleansing bubbles that cleanses pores deeply and prevents formation of blackheads, giving you clear and radiant skin after using the product!

I’ve noticed increased clarity and less dull skin after using this for a week, and I’m intending to purchase my second bottle after I finish using this! Atorrege AD+ is available at all major pharmacies and departmental stores.

Making things more convenient for everyone and moving ahead with the times, Atorrege is now available online over at! New signups will get a 20% discount, and on top of that, the Mild Cleansing Gel and Face Wash Liquid/Foam will get an additional $10 off automatically!


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