Just as excited as I am when I was invited to the media launch and preview of the NEW Clarins Shaping Facial Lift Total V Contouring Serum, I’m excited now that I’m finally able to share this new launch out after keeping it a secret for a month and a half 🙂 Just a little introduction on how I got into blogging and what makes me started using skin care. I was diagnosed with a serious condition of Hyperthyroidism and I was put on lots of medication to control all the hyper metabolism inside my body. What I didn’t know is that my body was not used to the intruder (the meds) and I put on weight as my body was adjusting itself back to normal. The medication also gave me puffy face and water retention was building up on my face as well. One day I saw how slim my client’s face was and I ask her if she went on a diet. She told me about Clarins and strongly recommend it to me but she did warn me about the price. So yes, Clarins Shaping Facial Lift was the reason why I started using skin care. It was my first Clarins purchase and I have repurchased nearly 20 bottles since then. Shaping Facial Lift was specially created for Asian women and Clarins was the first to offer the world the one and only refining serum back in 1999 after studies shown that the most leading concern for Asian women is the need to achieve a more refined and sharper feature. Thanks to Clarins for listening and taking the plunge to come out with a product that is now the No. 1 contouring serum in Asia.
Let’s face it. Everyone wants a crystal clear skin. Who doesn’t right? I never imagine myself having crystal clear skin. I’m not born with a good skin to begin with and the problems I have just make everything seems impossible. I’m sure you remember watching SK-II’s luring TVC of the iconic Facial Treatment Essence. SK-II advertisement never fail to make me go gaga. It is the one product that I’ve been dying to try. Let me repeat that. DYING TO TRY. What stop me from doing so? To be honest with you, all the reviews online freaks me out big time. Some people suffer allergy attack, some suffer withdrawal effect and some said their skin is worse than before. Why do these people sounded as if Facial Treatment Essence is like an acid anyway? Thanks to SK-II Malaysia last year, I was given the opportunity to undergo Magic Ring Skin Analysis. Not only I learnt about my skin real age and problems, I also braved myself and ask for a Facial Treatment Essence sample to try. I just needed to find out if I will develop any allergy from it. Well, the rest is history. I have purchase two bottles of Facial Treatment Essence since Magic Ring Skin Analysis.
Facial Treatment Essence or “Miracle Water” as they’re widely known as is SK-II’s signature product. It is actually an essence but misunderstood by most people as a lotion/toner, I would say probably from the patting application on the TVC previously. The essence itself contain over 90% Pitera™, the miracle ingredient discovered over 30 years ago that remains essentially unchanged till today. Pitera is a naturally-derived liquid from the yeast fermentation process. The history goes all the way back to 1970s, when a scientist in Japan visited a Japanese saké brewery and noticed the elderly workers had wrinkled faces, but extraordinarily soft and youthful-looking hands. Then they realised these workers are constantly in contact with sake fermentation process thus the soft youthful hands.
You know how Hollywood celebrities get an instant camera ready skin in just 10-minutes? Well, I have no idea at all until I get to know GLAMGLOW upclose a few weeks ago when I spot the brand on shelf at Sephora KLCC. I also found out that all American Idol contestants and even Dancing With The Stars contestants is using GLAMGLOW mud mask treatment backstage before going on stage. You have no idea how huge GLAMGLOW is in the States. It’s a big thing there. Aren’t we glad that we can now get our hands on the highly raved GLAMGLOW here in Malaysia eh?
I’ve tried, tested and used all three GLAMGLOW Youthmud, GLAMGLOW Supermud and GLAMGLOW Brightmud for a good one month now. Let me warn you ahead that this review post is going to be picture heavy (because I need to show you how awesome it is) and words heavy. I’ll try to talk less so that it is easier for you. Just make yourself a cup of tea or coffee before you start reading on 🙂
Oh and something unexpected happened. I was whisked to an exclusive media preview event just one month ago. I’ve actually booked myself three media event for that particular day and I was glad to make it for this GLAMGLOW preview event early morning. I didn’t realize that I’ll be meeting both the Co-Founders and CEO’s of GLAMGLOW. I’ve only seen their pictures on the product pamphlet and website so imagine my surprise when I get to meet Glenn and Shannon Dellimore face to face. I was like “hey, that’s Glenn and Shannon from GLAMGLOW website” 😀 . Website because I vividly remember about them after reading from GLAMGLOW website.
I am a little lazy when it comes to anti-ageing thanks to my oily skin. Not sure if you are aware that people who have oily skin are commonly known to have no wrinkle if not lesser. I am too caught up with combating excessive oil secretion and lightening acne marks that I have neglected anti-ageing. It’s about time I started on anti-ageing…afterall I’m not young anymore 😛
Anti-ageing is more than just wrinkle on the face. When you age your skin will age too. The signs of ageing is quite common such as having fine lines, wrinkle, lost of collagen, lost of elasticity, lost of firming and lost of hydration. The question that I get people asking all the time is what age is the right age to start anti-ageing skin care regime. I believe one should start using anti-ageing products in the 20s. Please keep in your mind that starting anti-ageing products in the 20s is only damage prevention not damage reversal. You will then notice that you will need different product in your 20s, 30s, 40s and so on.
“Reversing the ageing process is an illusion, but slowing it down is a reality”
What is TLC? TLC as we know means Tender Loving Care. That’s exactly what EVE LOM wants too. To give you the best tender, loving and care. There aren’t many products in EVE LOM but they have a very small range for matured skin which is what TLC is for.
In the TLC series there is only 2 product. I did say it’s a very small range right? Both of the product is also cream. The only difference is one is in tube which is more lightweighted while one is in a jar which is more creamier. The one that I’m going to talk about is more suitable for me which is TLC Radiance Cream.
TLC Radiance Cream is no doubt a cream but it is lightweight than other usual cream. It is infused with age-defying and protective benefits that will help to transform dull and maturing skin on the day time. The skin will feel soft, hydrated, radiant and youthful. It’s ingredient include Arctic Rasberry Seed Oil as a powerful antioxidant, Rosehip Seed Oil which is a natural source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C that protects the skin from free radicals while restoring skin elasticity. There is also Oat Kernel Extract and Sepilift that provide immediate skin lifting and helps to smooth fine lines.
Before I embark on a new skin care journey with EVE LOM a month ago I didn’t know what to expect. I was excited yet intrigued to see how and what it will do to my skin or how it will change my skin. All my previous EVE LOM review touches on special care i.e. lips, cuticle, hand and eye care which is just the surface of what I’m about to review today – the power serum duo. That’s what I call “them”.
Let’s be honest here. I didn’t expect much from these serum except for hydration serum to hydrate my skin and firming serum to firm and lift my skin. It wasn’t that hard to guess since that’s the purpose of the serum as printed on the bottle itself. Throughout this whole month I realized just how different these are, day by day I finally get it and proved myself wrong.