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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)

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“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 betime.com.sg! 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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NEW: Nivea Make Up Clear

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Do you really need a reason to be taking good care of your skin?

Having a good canvas to start with enables make up to go on smoother, and can provide you with a kind of natural radiance make up can never achieve!
It glows, shows, and it will definitely make you feel more confident (I know I do, especially having suffered from really bad skin a while ago!).

When I was younger, I didn’t really take care of my skin – I took it for granted, and that meant nights of sleeping with make up… resulting in terrible, angry red pimples from my clogged pores.

Believe it or not – I didn’t know how to use make up removers properly till I was in my 20’s.

And you’ll be shocked to know how many people in their late 20’s STILL don’t realize the importance of proper make up removal!
(Yes you know who you are and I’m talking about you, haha)

These were actually the top reasons of having problematic, clogged up skin as iterated by NIVEA during a presentation for their new Make Up Clear range.

Did you know that even if you have just sunscreen on, you SHOULD still remove them with a make up remover?
Products with SPF are formulated to adhere to your skin, making them more difficult to remove with regular cleansers!

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Held at Top Deck in Upper Thomson, the decor was nicely done up and even the food had little NIVEA signs on them!

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Okay sorry about the random food picture. Back to the make up removers!

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The NIVEA Make Up Clear range consists of 4 different types of make up removers to address different purposes and needs:

For Light Make Up: 

  • NIVEA Make Up Clear 3-in-1 Mud Cleanser
  • NIVEA Make Up Clear 3-in-1 Foam Cleanser

For Heavy Make Up

  • NIVEA Make Up Clear Cleansing Wipes
  • NIVEA Make Up Clear Micellar Water

A foam cleanser foams up and cleanses your face, Micellar Water Removers are non-oily but strips oil and dirt from your face effectively, while cleansing wipes provides portability and the convenience of not having to use an extra cotton pad.

We all know what a foam cleanser, cleansing wipes and micellar water removers are for and how they work – but how exactly does the NIVEA Make Up Clear 3-in-1 Mud Cleanser work?!

Surprise, surprise!

The Nivea Make Up Clear 3-in-1 Mud Cleanser is
actually a MUD MASK, MAKEUP REMOVER and a CLEANSER!

Are you as curious as I am to how it works? Thankfully for all the curious audience present, NIVEA had a little demonstration in store for us!

To demonstrate the effectiveness of the Mud Mask, they first mimicked what a made up face would have on their poster girl's arm - sunscreen, foundation, blusher, bronzing powder, and even eyebrow pencil!

To demonstrate the effectiveness of the Mud Mask, they first mimicked what a made up face would have on their poster girl’s arm – sunscreen, foundation, blusher, bronzing powder, and even eyebrow pencil!

It is purportedly able to remove 10 different kinds of make up, including;

1.  Make up base
2. Concealer
3. Foundation
4. Bronzer
5. Blusher
6. BB Cream
7. Powder
8. Brow Pencil
9. Tinted Moisturizer
10. Tinted Sunscreen 

When I still was wearing contact lenses prior to LASIK, mud masking was much of a hassle as I had to take off my contact lenses right after removing my make up, which meant that my cumbersome spectacles would be in the way of masking, and smudging the mask all over – this Mud mask would have been my solution to this problem had I discovered it before my LASIK, because it can be used BEFORE make up removal!

Huh? Shouldn’t you remove your make up before masking?

Theoratically, yes – but the Nivea Make Up Clear 3-in-1 Mud Cleanser works differently!

  1. Use it as a mud mask;
    Apply it over your made up face and leave it to sit for a bit! I typically leave it on for about 1 – 3 mins – you can also skip the wait if you’re in a rush!)Yes – you can use this without removing your make up first – unlike a nourishing mask used on clean skin, this mud mask can be used over makeup because it contains Kaolin clay, which is frequently used in cosmetics for its absorbent quality – it pulls out dirt and grime from your skin.
  2. A make up remover;
    Next, wet your palms and begin massaging the mud mask – it will slowly turn a lighter shade as it removes make up from your face and as water is introduced.
  3. And as a facial cleanser!
    Saving you from the need to use other cleansers after make up removal, the mask cleanser washes off and leaves you with clean skin! It contains Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, also known as Liquorice, which has BOTH anti-inflammatory and whitening properties, and most importantly, Glycerin, which retains moisture, keeping your skin supple and hydrated!
After the last step, how well the Nivea Make Up Clear cleaned off make up was double verified by running both a piece of make up removing wipe and a cotton pad soaked with micellar water through it!

After the last step, how well the Nivea Make Up Clear cleaned off make up was double verified by running both a piece of make up removing wipe and a cotton pad soaked with micellar water through it!

Jeng jeng! Results were obvious - both were spotless as the Mud cleanser has already done its job of make up removal effectively!

Jeng jeng! Results were obvious – both were spotless as the Mud cleanser has already done its job of make up removal effectively!

Even their poster girl's cleansed arm was obviously whiter than the other!

Even their poster girl’s cleansed arm was obviously whiter than the other!

We had to give our thoughts on the make up removers after witnessing the demo and trying it out ourselves on my arm – I must say, at first impression, I was thoroughly impressed! So the first thing I did when I went home, was to try it out on myself, of course!

Texture of the regular foam cleanser and the mud cleanser (on the right)

Texture of the regular foam cleanser and the mud cleanser (on the right)

Apply... and wait 1 minute. It smells really good, and it doesn't dry out either.

It smells really good, and it doesn’t dry out or crack on your face either!

Wet your hands and massage away at the mud cleanser!

Wet your hands and massage away at the mud cleanser!

After washing off! Removal was easy but better if you used a sponge instead of your fingers for quicker washing off! And of course I had to test how effective it was, right? I wiped a cotton pad soaked with micellar water remover over my face and it was as clean as a whistle!

After washing off! Removal was easy but better if you used a sponge instead of your fingers for quicker washing off! And of course I had to test how effective it was, right? I wiped a cotton pad soaked with micellar water remover over my face and it was as clean as a whistle!

You might have noticed that I avoided my eye area – as mentioned, the mud mask is for light make up removal, which doesn’t include eye make up – and you shouldn’t use this on your eye area either!

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For eye area make up removal, I employed the use of the Micellar Water Remover & Cleansing wipes!

The Make Up Clear Facial Wipes were soft, and textured for better make up removal and sufficiently wet!

The Make Up Clear Cleansing Wipes were soft, and textured for better make up removal and sufficiently wet!

I tried one on each eye and as I have lash extensions on, Micellar Water remover was the safest option, but the cleansing wipes were helpful as I could wrap it around my finger and didn’t tug at my lashes. There are many days when I don’t wear heavy eye make up due to the fact that I already have lash extensions on, so I found myself using the Nivea Mud Cleanser pretty often as a treat! (I typically prefer to wind down before removing my make up / going for a shower when I reach home hehe).

Thank you for the informative talk and coming up with such an innovative product, NIVEA!

Thank you for the informative talk and coming up with such an innovative product, NIVEA!

I think you've impressed not just me, but my fellow Nuffies as well! With Limaran and Mongchin at the Nivea event ; )

I think you’ve impressed not just me, but my fellow Nuffies as well! With the gorgeous Limaran and radiant Mongchin at the Nivea event! ; )

In fact, due to her job as a personal trainer and working in a gym, Limaran finds the facial wipes most convenient to bring around!

In fact, due to her job as a personal trainer and working in a gym, Limaran finds the facial wipes most convenient to bring around!

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Nivea Make Up Clear range can be found in most departmental stores, personal care stores and supermarkets, and are priced at $9.50 SGD for the Cleansing Wipes, $8.90 SGD for the Foam Cleanser, $9.90 SGD for the Micellar Water and $8.90 SGD for the Mud Cleanser! For more information, promos and queries, please check out Nivea’s Facebook page!

 

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Stay Young with Dr. Young!

By | beauty, Cleansers, Masks, Serums & Others, Skincare | No Comments

I’ve finally stopped breaking out – right now I’ve pared down to the basics as the doctor has recommended – Cleanser, Retinoid Cream, Moisturizer and since this routine has worked for me for about a month plus (I’m just left with scars to  clear!), I reckon it’s a good time I look for products to introduce into my skincare regime! Screen Shot 2014-11-24 at 1.18.26 pm Korean skincare has been quickly becoming the choice for many – I mean, which Korean star have you seen with bad skin?! Even the boys’ faces are immaculate. Just a few weeks ago I was at a party and this girl was telling me about how she loves Korean skincare and uses mainly Korean skincare! And yes, her face was flawless even without make up. Dr. Young Skincare is the product of a group of 5 doctors’ advice – a mix of dermatologists, plastic surgeons – made to fortify and protect your skin from external environment damages. Their skincare contains NO animal origins / mineral oil, LOW preservatives, chemicals surfactants, artificial colorants and are HIGH in organic ingredients, botanical oil and natural water! It was first developed in 2008, and has been in Singapore since 2011 – Dr. Young currently has 5 main product lines to suit everyone’s needs: Screen Shot 2014-11-24 at 1.17.20 pm And here are the products I’ve picked to try out from their range!

{ AC OUT CLEANSING FOAM CREAM }

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA This fine foaming wash is formulated with Green & White Tea Extracts, and a mixture of 5 herb extracts such as:

  1. Glycyrrhiza Inflata Root Extract (aka Licorice, which whitens)
  2. Sophora Angustifolia Root Extract (reduces pigmentation activities)
  3. Artemisia Vulgaris Extract (anti-irritatant and anti-oxidant)
  4. Acorus Calamus Root Extract (anti-inflammatory)
  5. & Cnidium Officinale Root Extract (anti-inflammatory, skin regeneration)
Sealed for freshness!

Sealed for freshness!

The facial cream foams up pretty easily, and there wasn’t a discernable scent in this. It’s not overly drying but still gives you a clean feel – Or maybe I’ve been too used to my glycolic cleanser, it almost feels too clean for me. Nevertheless, looking at the ingredients it contains, it doesn’t look like a bad facial wash at all with all its anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant ingredients and may turn out to be good for you if you have occasional spots.

$31.90 SGD for 150ml | Tip: Rinse with lukewarm water and pat your face with cold water to give tension to your skin as a last step! 

{ DEEP CLEARING CLAY MASK }

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA This mask has to be my favorite product of all! Unlike other clay masks which tend to sting a little, this deep clearing mask is actually quite soothing and doesnt irritate my skin – plus it doesn’t have too strong of a fragrance or smell! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA When it comes to masks, I prefer using a brush for more even application as compared to fingers – it’s also less messy this way to me! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Let it sit for about 3-5 mins – allow the Ghassoul Clay (also known as Rhassoul, a clay mined from Morocco which softens skin, reduces sebum secretion and removes dead skin cells) and Dr. Young’s Phyto-Astringent (complex of Witch Hazel, Calendula and Ivy Extracts) to work their magic on your skin before washing it all off with lukewarm water before it dries up! My skin felt pretty nice and soft after using this and there was no irritation (redness, soreness etc) after washing it off – it’s a keeper! I love masking now since I’ve done vision correction surgery and can mask whenever~

$37.90 SGD for 65g | Tip: Apply Pore Tightening Serum on face after Clay Mask application to wholly remove pores and sebum.

{ BAMBOO BLOOMING BOOSTER }

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA An energizer serum that feels a lot like water, the Bamboo Blooming Booster is in the Special Care line and is oe of Dr. Young’s best selling products! It has anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant effects on the skin with ingredients like Prunus mume extract & Phytoncide, while Fermentation extracts (Fucogel 1000 & Koji Gastrodia Elata Blume Ferment) provides protection and hydration for the skin so that your next step of skincare will be absorbed easily. The Prunus Mume extract also aids cell renewal rates!

I use one full dropper for each application!

It doesn’t feel sticky at all – almost like water! I use one full dropper for each application.

$66.90 SGD for 50ml | Tip: Use Bamboo Blooming Booster in the morning and Pore Tightening Serum in the evening or vice versa to get better effect!

 

{ ANTI-PORE PORE ERASER BALM }

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA This tiny pot of pore eraser balm contains Swiss Alpine Herb & Witch Hazel Extracts, which controls sebum and tightens up pores – a little dollop (bean sized) is more than sufficient, and it keeps your skin soft, moist and matte all day long! I apply this to my nose and cheek area where my enlarged pores and oily parts of my face are to smoothen out the face and make sure that they stay matte longer, before I pat on powder. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I don’t usually use powder foundation because of my open pores – powder only serves to accentuate these pores even more which isn’t a pleasing sight. Dr. Young’s Anti Pore Pore Eraser Balm covers up all these little holes and creates a perfect, smooth canvas for my powder foundation! dr-young-anti-pore-eraser-balm-before-after Tried it on my hand first – It even conceals a bit of redness, so if your skintone is largely okay and you wish to use less make up, just apply sunblock + the eraser balm and you’re good to go! Then I tried it on my face – without the balm + powder, and with the balm + powder – the results were immediately obvious – the balm smoothened out all the little indentations on my skin and made my face silky smooth to the touch! dr-young-ant-pore-eraser-balm-before-after-powder

$40.90 SGD for 15g | Tip: Use it alone as base, or as a primer under your regular foundation if you need more coverage!

{ AC OUT SPOT STOP SERUM}

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The AC Out Spot stOp Serum comes in a handy size for you to stow away in your bag for emergencies (sometimes I wake up to a zit but have to rush out… that’s when!) and it can even be applied over make up!

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It comes in a clear form, and there is an instant cooling effect upon application. It also seems to leave a coating over it (it’s more of a feeling your skin gets than to the touch) as it claims and I like it pretty much! These days my pimples are making lesser appearances, and they also heal faster, but it feels quite shiok to use this on zits anyway ; p It also contains Salicylic acid which as we all know, is often used to treat acne.

$37.90 SGD for 15ml


There’s one item I’m really interested to try out and it’s their newest product, the Complete Color Cushion from their Protect/Prevent range! (p.s. – I’ve reviewed it on my Dayre!) It comes with SPF50+ / PA++, doesn’t seem to have a pinkish tinge AND has quite good coverage as seen on this video!   dr-young-cc-cushion-before-after If that doesn’t make you want to buy it right now I don’t know what will! The Dr. Young CCC is going at $54.90 SGD and available for pre-order right now – get 10% off with discount code “DYCCC10”! Post23_CCCushionPreorder If you would like to try out Dr. Young’s range, you can do so during this festive season because they’ve come up with exclusive Christmas bundles on www.dr-young.com.sg, which will save you quite a fair bit! All bundles are 20% off but if you pre-order before 19th Dec with discount code “SANTA05”, you’ll get an additional 5% off! : D Christmas shopping online has never been easier! DrYoung_Flyer(christmas) If a Christmas bundle isn’t your thing, you’ll get a whooping 15% off with “EVONNE15” as well on ala carte products ; )

Special thanks to the Dr. Young Singapore team for letting me try out your products!

Special thanks to the Dr. Young Singapore team for letting me try out your products!

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Review: Clinique’s Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush!

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If you’ve seen me in real life or been reading my whines about my skin, you’ll know that this beauty blogger has a HUGE problem. ACNE. The worst part is that they’re hormonal so I can’t go on medication since I’m trying to conceive.

Other than cutting down on junk food (I think I’ve more than halved my instant noodles and junk food intake), cutting off dairy where I can help it (no more fresh milk, etc), I’ve also been changing bed sheets and towels more frequently, and even sanitize my work area from time to time. Alas, they still come (so it’s definitely hormonal). But by doing all these, I’ve most definitely very much lessened the chances of developing acne due to clogged pores and dirty skin!

I’ve done extra research and reading about the ways in my quest for better skin (examples listed above) – and one of the extra steps I’ve taken to prevent pimples and acne, starts at the very first step – cleansing.

As you know, a face not properly cleansed of make up at the end of the day spells disaster. When the face is clean and free of make up, you absorb skincare better – allowing your skin to repair itself better during your sleep from the damage taken in during the day.

I have a VERY bad habit of coming home and then sitting at my desk for a while instead of removing my make up immediately – that has to change, because I get stuck at the computer for very long hours and that would mean that in 24 hours, I’ll spend more time having make up on THAN off! D:

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Have you heard of Clinique’s customizable 3-step skincare system? They’re a leader in the cleansing category with a deep dermatological heritage – and their philosophy for skin care is easy – simply cleanse, tone, moisturize your way to good skin. Which is good, because when you have skin problems, you’ll want to pare it down to the bare minimum to find out what’s causing your problem.

And after 3 years of R&D (over 300 sketches & 100 prototypes) and getting it dermatologist-tested + swiss engineered, they’ve finally created a perfect and wonderful new skin-changing item to enhance the 3-step system – the Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush, to deliver a whole new kind of clean!

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The brush is meant to complement Clinique’s 3-step skincare system. Gentle on the cheeks while lifting makeup, dirt and oil that traditional hand washing may miss, the swiss-enginereed brush provides mechanical exfoliation to weaken the bonds, or “glue” between dead skin cells so that your skin can appear more radiant when the dead skin cells are effectively removed!

I was part of a focus group (not related to Clinique methinks, and it was good money to just talk beauty hehe) last month, and one of the questions asked was for us to bring/list down something that we think is innovative, a break-through item related or in the beauty world.

You’ll be surprised by how many people mentioned cleansing devices (from various brands), citing how much cleaner their skin feels and how it has helped them achieve better skin. Everyone at that table brought different items, but it seems that we all love trying new things and love gadgets which can help us save time, do something better or much more efficiently. If you’re like that too, this is something that you have to try out!

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Let’s begin with the features of this new Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush:

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Anti-microbial Bristles
Anti-microbial bristles = they stay clean, longer. The brush head is replaceable if you’re a stickler for cleanliness!
Plastic Cap
This slip on / off cap protects the bristles from going out of shape and keeps dirt and grime away while drying! 

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Firmer Green Bristles
Green bristles are firmer, and tapered at one end for deep cleansing (on areas like forehead, nose and chin)  
Gentle White Bristles 
White bristles are softer, gentler and are perfect for cleansing delicate areas like your cheeks! 

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View a video of how gentle this brush is on a flower (The other Nuffnang bloggers and I tried it out for ourselves and all of us went “WHOAAAA” when the wet tissue we used it on DIDNT BREAK at all.)

Well designed device
Lays flat on most surfaces, fits into your palm, and 30-sec timer means you won’t overuse it! 
Lasts 180mins per full charge
At 30secs each cleanse, that’s 180days if you use it both day / night, which means 6 months PER charge!

One of the bigger problems I had with my other cleansers was actually storage – Some weirdly shaped ones laid in extremely awkward positions which was harder to dry, but this one lies flat on your sink both ways – which I find really handy, plus the small size means it’s not obstrusive!

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Love how the cap protects it from getting dirty and keeps the bristles from getting out of shape even if you lay it downwards.

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The Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing brush is small (fits into my palm) and light – which makes it an ideal partner for travelling! I brought it along with me to Penang, but the toilet wasn’t very presentable hence… no pictures of it in the lousy hotel haha.

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At the event where were shown an exclusive preview of the brush, we were also matched by their advisors to a liquid facial soap meant for our skin type (step 1!).

I was obviously of oily skin type (that’s type 3/4 – type 1 is for very dry skin and type 2 is normal/combi skin) and was given this enjoyable face soap – enjoyable because I love minty anything (almost) and this gentle facial wash had a cooling effect due to the menthol in it!

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We all got our very own brush to try and the first thing I did when I reached home was to give it a full charge!

IMPORTANT Things to note:

  • Charge it for a full 24 hours before usage
  • Use it once a day first, and when your skin gets used to it, you can use it both day and night
  • It doesn’t rotate – instead it pulses for a gentler cleansing action as compared to rotating devices
  • There is only one speed and one timer – 30 seconds
  • White bristles for cheeks, green bristles for forehead, nose and chin  
  • REMOVE your make up first before using the brush to deep cleanse
  • You can apply the soap directly on the bristles, but I prefer foaming it all over my face first then go on it with a dampened brush.
  • Towel dry the brush a little after dampening it – if it’s too wet you’ll get sputtering droplets all over 
  • I use this in the shower so I don’t mind using it wet (too dry and you’ll get abrasion)
  • Be GENTLE – there is no need to apply pressure; glide lightly in circular motion
  • When the battery is low (3 hour / 180 mins battery life) the LED indicator will light up 

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I use one full pump to for cleansing my face and neck!

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Verdict:

I’ve been using this for 2 weeks now, and the changes noticeable to my eyes are lesser clogged pores – cleaner nose, my forehead seemed to have stopped breaking out, and my overall skin tone radiance and clarity has improved! I don’t use it as much on my chin due to the hormonal zits I still have, but the other areas (cheeks, forehead, nose) seemes to radiate a certain kind of glow!

Extremely happy with the results and I’m hoping that my hormonal acne will back off one day, but in the mean time, I shall do what I can to keep the rest of my face clean and supple so that I don’t break out beyond those pesky hormonal zits!

At $149 SGD, it’s actually really affordable and a good price to start at if you’re new to such cleansing gadgets. It is definitely gentle on your skin (we’ve all tested it on a wet tissue – the tissue didn’t tear at all!), plus this is from Clinique, which heralds from a long standing history of being a dermalogical brand – 100% fragrance free and allergy tested means that it’s suitable for the most sensitive of skins.

You can the Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush (try it!) at all Clinique counters! Plus, get a free 10-day  supply of their liquid soap customized to your skin type when you make a purchase. If you’d like to know more, check out the details here!

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Peel Cabin Experience at the philosophy Ngee Ann City (Takashimaya) Flagship Boutique!

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philosophy is based on the belief that science gives us better skin, inspiration gives us better days. our scientifically-proven skin care includes award-winning peels as well ascleansing, moisturising and anti-ageing products that deliver remarkable results. philosophy also offers beautiful fragrance, delightful bath and body, and everyday gifting to enhance your well-being.

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I’m a design person – the first thing that usually attracts me about a brand is their branding and packaging and how well thought out they are – using products with aesthetically-pleasing packaging is quite a must for me (to avoid me going into a rage when I look at products with bad kerning / fonts / color choices).

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To me, everything about philosophy is beautiful – from how they decide to use lower caps for their marketing materials (logo, product names), their clever use of uplifting words & phrases for their product names, their beautiful, harmonious product colors, the attention paid to kerning / white space, and of course, their products and how well they work – right down to how their retail outlets are designed.

Aside from raving about how pleasing the products look, let me talk more about philosophy in Singapore.

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The brainchild of Cristina Carlino first arrived on our sunny shores in 2012, initially sold exclusively in Sephora stores island-wide – but they’ve since expanded to their flagship outlet in Bugis Junction (#01-16), a counter at Tangs Orchard, and most recently, opened in a popular spot just outside the Takashimaya Food Court at #b2-03a Ngee Ann City, Orchard Road! *claps*

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What makes the Takashimaya outlet so unique that would warrant a visit, then? That would be their first ever exclusive “peel cabin” in Singapore!

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