Sunday, March 30, 2008




Tailored solution works like a precise prescription to tackle unique spots and pigmentation problems


Singapore, 23 January 2008 – Leading prestige skincare brand, SK-II, has once again broken new ground in whitening with the launch of Whitening Source Derm-Revival Mask and Whitening Source Derm-Renewal Essence – two new additions to SK-II’s breakthrough Whitening Source Derm Boutique.  This completes the Whitening Source Derm Boutique, designed to address each woman’s unique spots and pigmentation problems.

Born from every woman’s uniqueness

Spots are almost as unique to each woman as her own DNA.  The condition of dark spots in every woman’s skin is different because of the unique combination of her own genetic background as well as environmental and lifestyle factors that affect her skin. 

Through a deep understanding of the wide-ranging pigmentation problems faced by women around the world, SK-II has now found a way to help women achieve crystal clear skin by helping them pinpoint their specific pigmentation problems and then tailoring a regimen to suit their unique needs.

Tailored for every woman’s needs based on new insights

The visibility of a spot is determined by the contrast between the skin’s basal tone and the color of the spot.  Spots become more visible when the skin’s vertical release of excess pigmentation is disrupted, causing the accumulation of dark spots in the vertical skin layers.  The skin’s basal tone, on the other hand, is determined by the skin’s horizontal release of excess pigmentation.  When this process is disrupted, dark spots accumulate in the surface layer, causing unevenness and dullness in the skin tone.  Genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors work together, influencing the melanin vertical and horizontal release processes of every woman’s skin to different extents. 

Based on these findings, SK-II scientists have discovered that women’s pigmentation problems can be categorized into four segments: low spot contrast on fair skin, high spot contrast on fair skin, low spot contrast on darker toned skin and high spot contrast on darker toned skin.  By assessing a woman’s skin tone and spots contrast, and identifying which segment her problems fall into, SK-II can help women tailor solutions for their specific pigmentation problems with its Whitening Source Derm boutique.  

SK-II Whitening Source Derm boutique is an expert whitening range that helps women to customize a whitening regimen suited for their unique spots and tone issues. Consisting of four specialist formulas, each of these is combined differently within a tailored whitening regimen that promotes horizontal and vertical release of excess pigmentation, enabling each woman to achieve optimal whitening results.

POWERFUL Whitening Source DermDefinition: This beauty essence is an expert for spots reduction and overall tone improvement.  The formation of spots involves four stages – the activation of dark spot-producing melanocytes, dark spot production by melanocytes, dark spot transfer from melanocytes to skin cells (keratinocytes), and slowing down of skin turnover. Whitening Source DermDefinition targets stubborn spots and promotes overall tone improvement with Derm Complex, an advanced whitening compound that helps restore the skin’s natural fairness and radiance.  The optimized water balance in this gel-like formula ensures maximum absorption and targeted delivery of whitening actives to the skin.

NEW Whitening Source Derm-Renewal Essence:  This is specially designed to address skin tone issues, working to restore the skin’s turnover with a gentle yet effective exfoliating action to accelerate the release of excess pigmentation, enhancing the skin’s radiance and translucency.  It also enhances spots reduction care and provides effective moisturisation to balance skin exfoliation, thus improving the skin’s overall texture.

NEW Whitening Source Derm-Revival Mask: This newly formulated gel-type essence works together with the stretchable mask material to enhance delivery and penetration of whitening actives.  Providing higher and longer active penetration of up to eight hours, it ensures that whitening actives continue to work on the skin long after the mask has been removed, leaving an invisible mask layer.  Within a six-day daily regimen, Whitening Source Derm-Revival Mask significantly helps reduce the contrast of spots and brightens the skin tone, working on both the skin’s vertical and horizontal release of excess pigmentation to help reveal the skin’s natural crystal clarity.

Whitening Source Derm Brightener: Addressing skin tone issues through its unique formulation containing DMT Blocker and Vitamin C, Whitening Source Derm Brightener combats the damage caused by oxidants in the environment and helps restore the skin’s moisture levels. 

Aqua-Collagen-Gel Super Moisture

Just found this moisture gel from Taiwan! Feel really good but not selling in Singapore! You can also get it from HK & Japan.

Aqua-Collagen-Gel Super Moisture is the new extra rich version of the one gel that does everything: moisturizing, toning, and balancing the skin.  It is a moisturizing gel that enhances natural strength of the skin. W-Moisturizing System with marine-derived collagen keeps moisture both in depth and on the surface.   The Aqua Collagen Gel Super Moisture double moisturizing system does not simply stay on the surface of the skin: the tiny nano spheres, little globules small enough to penetrate the outer barrier of the skin penetrate to the dermis and open to release 19 different amino acids and three types of collagen moisturizing from within. 

It can be used in the morning and night and it restores youthful glow and brighten up the complexion and minimize wrinkles and age lines caused by dryness.   Large molecule marine collagen smoothes the skin surface and micro marine collagen - tiny globules - penetrate and moisturize the skin from within and stimulate cell renewal.   The double formulation includes hyaluronic acid, which assists with suppleness and elasticity, squalene to smooth skin textures, and seaweed and plant extracts to heal and normalize the skin.  
After cleansing, apply on the entire face using about two pearl sized in the morning and one cherry sized in the evening. Apply gentle pressure with hands to get better absortion. No need to use separate toning lotion, essence or milk before applying make-up.  

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

B.B. Cream from Korea!

Have just been interview by 晚報 about this new product call B.B. Cream! Most of the Korean brands are carrying it! B.B. creams, also known as Blemish Balm cream, is one of the latest & most successful breakthrough innovations in skincare & makeup. Originally created by German dermatologists as a healing treatment for post-laser surgery patients, the koreans have now developed it as a cosmetic necessity. It is said to reduce blemishes & skin imperfections while softening skin texture. Not only do BB Creams improve & brighten skin tone, it also increase skin regeneration, giving the face an air-brushed look.  Due to its dual-function as a skin-care treatment & daily-wear foundation, the popularity of BB creams has rocketed, selling-out in Korea almost instantly. 
Different Korean brands carry different types of B.B. cream. Some are for all skin type, some have oil control effect,some come with SPF, some doesn't! But most of them have soothing function for the skin. Have tested a few brands but personally I feel that some of it is a bit harder to blend well, & also color tone may not be suitable for everyone. Is a bit like makeup base/tinted moisturizer/ translucent liquid foundation. Do check it out from the counter sales girl to test it before you get one!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Shiseido Maquillage new eyeshadow palette!

Love this Shiseido Maquillage new eye shadow palette SV844! Have been using it on few celebrities/artists & they all love the fine texture & slide shimmy color tone! You can use it as normal daily makeup or just to layer & top on with darker blue/black gel line to have a evening look! Great for all skin tone!  

Friday, March 7, 2008

Yibi bling bling liner & mascara!

This is a waterproof glitter mascara & Liquid eyeliner with botanical ingredients that care for the eye zone area. If you like sparkles on the eyes this will be your new love! $17.80 for the bling bling eyeliner & $18.80 for the Starry mascara. Selling at "SaSa"now & mid march will be at "John Little" as well. 

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