ettusais Skincare Master Cleanse with the new Peeling Milk N

ettusais’ newly formulated Peeling Milk N with Lemon Extract Glycerin promises 20 seconds to skin perfection! This new exfoliator combines softener, ultra-gentle peel, clay purifier, moisturising milk and complexion brightener in one simple, fuss-free application. What’s the secret? The new gentle and efficient Lemon Extract Glycerin which softens the skin so that your dead skin cells and debris can be easily lifted off and pores will be effortlessly unclogged for the ultimate baby-smooth and blemish-free skin. This mildly acidic Peeling Milk N is ultra gentle, alcohol-free, non-comedogenic and dermatologist-tested suitable for all skin types. The new formula also consists the following ingredients:

  • An improved version of plant-derived fibre for a more powerful peel and buff without stressing your skin!
  • Abyssal Clay to soak up excess sebum and purify your skin.
  • Trehalose to rehydrate skin and fortify its lipid barrier.
  • Peony Extract to illuminate and brighten your skin.

How to use: All you need to do is massage a cherry-sized dollop onto your cleansed, skin in circular motion for 20 second, and rinse off. Avoid your eye and lips area.

Fash-Review: Previously, I have bought peeling gel or milk products from Japanese drug stores. They are usually quite harsh on my sensitive skin. The ettusais Peeling Milk N is definitely more gentle and equally as effective as compared to the ones I’ve used before. I immediately notice how radiant my skin is after the exfoliation (see Before & After image below). You’ll notice these white “eraser dust” like balls on your fingers after 20 seconds of exfoliation. I love the smell of the Lemon Extract Glycerin that makes my skin refreshed! Best of all, it doesn’t leave my skin dry and tight like most exfoliation product as it contains Trehalose that rehydrate skin. Definitely a must-try!

ettusais Skincare Master Cleanse with the new Peeling Milk N

ettusais Peeling Milk N is now available at all ettusais beauty counters at S$26 each.

ettusais Skincare Master Cleanse with the new Peeling Milk N

Testing out the new ettusais Peeling Milk N! Ok, you need more than this – a cherry-sized dollop.

ettusais Skincare Master Cleanse with the new Peeling Milk N

Before… EXFOLIATE… After!

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Fash-Review: Shiseido White Lucent Total Brightening Serum

Since my first experience with Shiseido White Lucent in 2010, I was completely sold. Here’s a trivia, the first Shiseido whitening lotiont was launched in 1917: Hydrogen Peroxide Cucumber until the first generation of the White Lucent’s Concentrated Brightening Serum in 2004. Today, the 5th generation, White Lucent Total Brightening Serum promises “total bright” skin. What’s the ideal skin? Imagine your skin as spotless as silk, lustrous white as pearl, translucent white as crystal, dullness-free as snow and lively pinkish as cherry blossoms. This beautifully radiant white skin tone is achievable with the White Lucent Total Brightening Serum.

So, what’s new? Based on the needs of our ideal skin, this new brightening serum achieves white skin by brightening and whitening all five layers of the skin with new ingredient ProBright 4MR™, which is reinforced with resveratrol. It penetrates quickly, to optimzize the colour condition of each skin layer and achieve the overall ideal white skin tone. The ProBright 4MR™ which impedes carbonylation of collagen, which is the cause of skin tone yellowness. Resveratrol is a type of polyphenol found in red wine which inhibits melanin production, prevent yellowish dullness in the dermis for the ultimate whitening and skin-beautifying effects. To top that, a new fragrance note, Rosenium from Bulgarian rose oil is added with the purpose to inhibit melanin production as well. How to use? Just apply morning and evening, after softening lotion and before moisturizer. Just pump twice to dispense the brightening goodness.

Fash-Review: After 14 days of using the White Lucent Total Brightening Serum, I noticed an evenness in my skin tone. I definitely suffer dull and yellowish skin tone – hence, the difference is pretty obvious. I don’t know if my skin has turned whiter (afterall, I’m Chinese!) but I noticed that I have alight-reflecting radiance when I don’t wear makeup. It gives me the confidence to leave the house with naked skin! I truly love the new Rosenium fragrance and the fact it has a whitening purpose. This is definitely a must-have for those suffering from dull, yellowish skin like myself.

Shiseido White Lucent Total Brightening Serum

Priced at S$159, the Shiseido White Lucent Total Brightening Serum is now available at all Shiseido beauty counters.

Shiseido White Lucent Total Brightening Serum

The Shiseido White Lucent skincare range.

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SK-II Cellumination Aura Essence (and win a bottle!)

Hey girl, 2014 is the year for brighter aura skin. Oh, let me introduce myself: I’m SK-II Cellumination Aura Essence, with a capital A for Aura. That’s right, girl – fair translucent skin just doesn’t cut it anymore these days. Today, ladies like myself are looking to radiate from within as if our skin is draped in a veil of light. Voila, I was made with love with the new formula of Pitera and Ume extract in new active complex Soft Aura White to optimize light diffusion while improving skin’s texture, radiance and spot control. Inspired by the desired standard set by beauty editors and professional photographers, our team of researchers uncovered the two Cell Luminous Factor and Cell Clarity Factor to create Soft Radiance Aura that gives your skin the beautiful aura glow. The unique, new ingredient Ume extract helps in Cell Luminous Factor by improving skin aura by 55%. On the other hand, the De-Melano P3C with the addition of whitening agent Pixel-White stops melanin build up to promote Cell Clarity Factor. Best of all, you can see results in just one week. Trust me, if you use me diligently – you will  20% improvement in 4 weeks and 40% improvement in 8 weeks.

Don’t believe me? Check your Aura Index at any SK-II beauty counter with their new toy, Magic Ring. The choice is yours. SK-II Cellumination Aura Essence is priced at (30ml), S$199; (50ml), $299 & (75ml) $397. Now available at all SK-II beauty counter. If you want to glow like me, all you need to do is to comment on this blog post on why you want to glow like me or my Facebook post. The best answer will be win a bottle of SK-II Cellumination Essence (30ml, worth S$199). This contest is only open to Singapore residents and ends on Thursday, 30th January 2013 at 12:00pm. The winner will be contacted via email/comment.

SK-II Cellumination Aura Essence

What’s your Aura skin?

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Introducing SK-II Facial Treatment Essence – Eye

If you think SK-II Facial Treatment Essence is good enough, the new SK-II Facial Treatment Essence – Eye will change your mind (and your eyes). The latest serum will help you achieve crystal clear look around your eyes with its miracle formula that combines the power of Pitera™ with the new Eye Albus Complex.  The real question is: Why do we need another product for the eyes? The multitasking millennial women suffer from poorer skin barrier, oxidative skin damage and poorer blood micro-circulation due to late nights, long hours of staring at the screen and working in dry or air-conditioned environment.

Let’s get down to business: So I tried the Facial Treatment Essence – Eye for the past one week, what’s the verdict? Well, it’s hard to see visible results at this point of time but I did notice that my eyes are more hydrated than usual. The SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Eye, 15g is priced at S$113 and available now at all SK-II counters.

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Eye

SK-II Eye Care include the new Facial Treatment Essence – Eye, Skin Signature Eye Cream and LXP Eye Cream.

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Eye

The consistency of the FTE Eye is slightly thicker, almost cream-like.

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Eye

The Banana Test: Each slice of banana is soaked in different liquids: Water, Brand E and Facial Treatment Essence.

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Fash-Picks: The Best of Nip + Fab (Plus 20% Discount for Fash-Readers!)

Who loves cult-beauty favourite Nip + Fab? I do! The good folks at Nip + Fab approached me to personalised FOUR sets with my favourite products from the brand. These sets will be available for purchase from its e-store ( Fash-Eccentric readers can enjoy a 20% discount code (FAB4EVA) which is valid until 31st October 2013 on the following sets:

Fash-Picks: The Best of Nip + Fab

Fash-Eccentric Body Set (NOW S$37.00 U.P. S$61.70)
“FAB4EVA” code for 20% discount!

Dry Hand Fix: This dual-action formulated hand cream replenish dryness and improve skin tone with Aquaxyl™ and amino acids. This is one of my favourite hand moisturisers because I love its intensive moisturizing balm and it smells like delicious coconut! I’m on my third bottle, as we speak.

Dry Leg Fix: This intensive, moisturising leg balm nourishes and smoothens your dry and flaky skin for 24 hours with Aquaxyl™ and shea butter. My leg is always in need of moisturising 24/7 and this helps me keep my leg smooth during the day and especially a night.

Cellulite Fix: This ultra-fresh gel reduces cellulite appearance with powerful cell active® shape and improves skin texture with caffeine and indian forskolin. Believe me, we all have cellulite but this doesn’t mean the world is going to end. The best we can do is to minimise our dimple skin! Cest la vie!

Fash-Eccentric Face Set (NOW S$79.70 U.P. S$47.80)
“FAB4EVA” code for 20% discount!

Shine Fix: This light gel removes and absorbs excess oil flow to control your t-zone shine with microsponges and seboclear. With Singapore’s humidity, this is a life-saviour for my t-zone! Who agrees?

Pigmentation Fix: This brightening formula reduces age spots with illumiscin® and improves your skin tone with vitamin C. My skin has suffered all those years under the sun and now it’s time to fix those age spots!

Moisture Fix: This daily moisturiser boosts your skin radiance and improves elasticity with grapeseed oil and meadowfoam seed oil. I love a good day moisturiser that rejuventates my skin all day without losing moisture.

Color Corrector (CC) Kit – Light (NOW S$29.80 U.P. S$49.80)
Color Corrector (CC) Kit – Dark (NOW S$29.80 U.P. S$49.80)
“FAB4EVA” code for 20% discount!

CC Eye Fix (Light / Dark): This refreshing eye cream and concealer brightens and conceal your dark circles with oat extract and light diffusing properties.  Isn’t it great to have an eye cream that also conceals?

CC Cream (Light / Dark): This lightweight hydrating complexion corrector with SPF 30 provides 24 hour moisturisation, smoothens and tones your skin. Forget BB cream! CC cream is the new kid on the block and it rocks.

Fash-Picks: The Best of Nip + Fab

The stars of the hamper are the latest CC Eye Fix and CC Cream with SPF 30 (both comes in Light and Dark). The Nip + Fab CC range gives you a bright, dewy look without the heaviness of foundation.

Fash-Picks: The Best of Nip + Fab

I am in-between Light and Dark so here’s what I do: FRANKEN-CC!  (You know, like Frankenstein… never mind!). I combined both colours to get my perfect shade. You can do that to achieve the perfect shade for your skin tone.

Fash-Picks: The Best of Nip + Fab

Ta-dah! The perfect medium blend for my skin.

Fash-Picks: The Best of Nip + Fab

I don’t need foundation anymore! I love how lightweight it feels. CC Cream is priced at S$29.90 (U.P.). Hey, get the set and enjoy my reader 20% discount off the sets!

Fash-Picks: The Best of Nip + Fab

The CC Eye Fix is the perfect complement for your CC Cream. All you need to do is twist the top cap to dispense.

Fash-Picks: The Best of Nip + Fab

Apply from inside of your eyes and outwards. Then, blend with your fingers. Bye, bye dark circles. Priced at S$19.90 (U.P.) – it’s super affordable!

You can also WIN  a 3D/2N Holiday at Montigo Resort for 4! Join the Nip+Fab contest here: (contest ends on 7th October 2013). Plus, one weekly winner will win S$50 e-store voucher every week. Go, have some fun!

images: Fash-Eccentric

Fash-Review: Clarisonic MIA 2 Kit

You’ve no idea how many friends have told me about their amazing Clarisonic experience. Over 3 million unit have been sold in the United States, this nifty little device established itself as the No. 1 Cleansing Brush with celebrity fans such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Demi Moore, Jessica Alba, Liv Tyler and etc. I finally had the opportunity to try the Clarisonic MIA 2 for the past month – and boy, I’m a Clarisonic convert. Using the revolutionary sonic technology, the Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System micro-massages your skin by oscillating at more than 300 movements per second and kissing your impurities goodbye. All you need, is just a minute a day.

Fash-Review: I LOVE IT! Clarisonic, where have you been all my life? I don’t think I’ve ever had “cleaner” skin. If you wear makeup everyday, this is a must-have for a thorough  daily skin cleanse. In the beginning, I often went out of sync from the one-minute cycle – spending an extra second each cheek! I’m using the Sensitive Brush Head as I have combination, sensitive skin. It is definitely gentle on my skin and I can see the immediate effect. My skin looks brighter and feels almost squeaky clean. After one-month of using Clarisonic, my skin is not so dry. I guess the massage motion helps with my skincare absorption! I know why everyone is raving about this because I’m a believer.

Clarisonic MIA 2

How To Use: Apply cleanser on to your face or the wet brush. Push the on button and select one of the two speeds based on your preference. The T-Timer allows you to cleanse on a one-minute cycle (20 seconds on your forehead, 20 seconds on your nose and chin and 10 seconds on each cheek). Gently move your Clarisonic brush over your skin with circular motions. After the one-minute cycle, rinse your face and apply your routine skin care products. Finally, clean the brush head with warm water and soap. 

Clarisonic MIA 2

The Clarisonic MIA 2 is waterproof and comes with a protective travel case so you can travel with your Clarisonic. The Clarisonic MIA 2 kit is priced at S$215 and available at all Sephora outlets in Singapore. Each replacement brush head is priced at S$35 and should be changed every 3 months.

Fash-Review: Lancôme Blanc Expert Melanolyser™, Blanc Expert “Sun Loving Zone” Bio-Cellulose Mask & UV Expert GN-Shield SPF 50 PA+++

It’s 2013 and my quest for brighter, luminous skin continues. This year, Lancôme introduces the new and improved Blanc Expert Melanolyser™ Integral Whiteness Spot Eraser  as well as a smart innovation, Blanc Expert “Sun Loving Zone” Bio-Cellulose Mask. Fans of Lancôme‘s whitening range will also love the UV Expert GN-Shield SPF 50 PA+++ for the ultimate protection against extreme climate conditions. The Blanc Expert Melanolyser™ aims to reduce your dark spots by 50% after two months of product application but you’ll see significant results in 7 days. The Blanc Expert “Sun Loving Zone” Bio-Cellulose Mask covers the most critical area of the face with the most sun exposure and you can see visible results in just 10 minutes – smoother, softer and more moisturised skin. The UV Expert GN-Shield SPF 50 PA+++ protects your skin all day long against the damages effect of UV rays and pollution up to 12 hours. Let’s see if the products lived up to their promises:

Fash-Review: Lancôme Blanc Expert Melanolyser™

The beautiful Emma Watson is the face of Lancôme Blanc Expert range.

 Fash-Review: Lancôme Blanc Expert Range

From left: Lancôme Blanc Expert Melanolyser™, Blanc Expert “Sun Loving Zone” Bio-Cellulose Mask & UV Expert GN-Shield SPF 50 PA+++

Fash-Review: Lancôme Blanc Expert Melanolyser™ The star product from the Blanc Expert range has a moisturising texture which was completely unexpected. I wouldn’t even say it’s lightweight in texture but it does absorb quickly into your skin. I tried it on a couple of dark spots near my eyes for 3 weeks. Eventually, I used it all over my face to achieve an overall radiance. I was seduced by the light, beautiful fragrance during application. Ultimately, I noticed that my face is brighter but my dark spots did not reduce significantly as promised. I believe my melanin production may need a longer usage period than the recommended duration.

Fash-Review: Lancôme Blanc Expert “Sun Loving Zone” Bio-Cellulose Mask
Created specially for Asians, the Blanc Expert “Sun Loving Zone” Bio-Cellulose Mask is my favourite from the Blanc Expert range. Initially, I thought it was odd that this mask doesn’t cover my entire face. I imagined that my nose, cheeks and under-eye area would be brighter than any other part of my face! In fact, I noticed that I have the most skin pigmentation disorders around the area. It’s true, my face instantly glows within 10 minutes. It is recommended that you use this mask consecutively for 6 days for an intensive treatment. I am going to try this treatment next!

Lancome Blanc Expert “Sun Loving Zone” Bio-Cellulose Mask

This is how you use the mask.

Fash-Review: UV Expert GN-Shield SPF 50 PA+++
I had the opportunity to try the non-BB base UV Expert GN-Shield SPF 50 PA+++ which I use it like a sunblock after moisturising. It’s perfect for the Asian weather as its lightweight formula is sebum and sweat-resistant and anti-shine. I personally would prefer the BB base as it saves me one step in applying makeup – especially for the au naturel look. This is a must-have if you need the highest protection against harmful UV rays and unhealthy pollutants – without feeling like you’re wearing too much.

Fash-Review: Bioderma Hydrabio Skincare Range

Let’s face it, today’s urban environment is never kind to our skin. From UV exposure to air-conditioning, our skin has suffered poor water circulation and dryness. Sometimes, your moisturiser is just not enough. Bioderma‘s latest Hydrabio range aims to do better than just moisturising by increasing skin’s natural irrigation from the inside. How? This innovative skin care offers a triple hydrating action – giving superficial moisture with glycerine and other moisturisers, teaching skin to retain hydration from within, and facilitating water circulation with a unique apple seed extract that opens up skin’s aquaporins so water flows though every layer of the skin. Say hello to the key active ingredient, vitamin PP which rebuilds the lipids between the cells, so it acts like cement to help retain water in the skin layers.

Fash-Review: First of all, Bioderma Hydrabio skincare range is highly affordable. More importantly, is it effective? Prior to this range, I was using Bioderma’s Crealine H2O to remove my daily sunscreen or makeup which works perfectly fine for me. I was very excited to try Hydrabio H20 which is more hydrating. It’s no-rinse formula makes it easy to clean even the most stubborn mascara – best of all, my skin doesn’t feel tight after. Another of my favourite is the Hydrabio Serum which contains hyaluronic acid for the extra “oomph”. Overall, this is a great skincare range for those with sensitive, dry skin without the additional frills. Once again, it’s super affordable – so why not?

Bioderma Hydrabio Skincare Range

Could this be the answer to long-lasting, well-irrigated skin? Possibly.

Bioderma Hydrabio Skincare Range

Let’s find out more about Bioderma Hydrabio skincare range (from left):

Hydrabio H2O (250ml) – S$29.90
This is a water-based, no-rinse cleanser and makeup remover. It is pH balanced and has cucumber extract to perfectly soothe skin while cleansing.

Hydrabio Tonique (250ml) – S$36.50
After cleansing, pat on this moisturising toning lotion.

Hydrabio Serum (40ml) – S$45.90
A lightweight yet intensively hydrating concentrate that works even on the driest skin. It also contains hyaluronic acid for immediate and intensive hydration.

Hydrabio Legere – Light Cream (40ml) – S$39.90
This soufflé-light cream leaves skin soft, smooth and fresh. It’s also an excellent makeup base.

Hydrabio Gommant – Exfoliating Cream (75ml) – S$29.90
Made for sensitive, dry, or dehydrated skin, this scrub is gentle enough not to aggravate skin, but yet reveals a smoother, radiant complexion.

images: Bioderma

Purse Essentials for Winter Beauty

Every girl knows that the cold winter wind and the wet weather causes havoc on our hair, as well as our skin and our complexion. As you know, there’s nothing worse that going for a walk and returning with windswept hair, a runny nose, chapped lips and cold, dry hands. This is why we have put together a list of top handbag essentials so you can still boast beautiful soft skin and luscious lips, even in the winter.

Hand Creams

Purse Essentials for Winter
Although wearing gloves is a great way to keep your hands warm in the winter, it doesn’t stop your skin from becoming chapped. So before you go outside, rub your hands in some intense lotion, making sure you take off any jewellery like bracelets or rings from, as well as rolling up your sleeves to prevent any staining and grease marks. Pack a miniature sized hand lotion in your purse and apply a couple of times a day.


Lip Balms

Purse Essentials for Winter Beauty
Keep your lips looking luscious by hydrating them using a lip balm or even Vaseline. The cold winter winds strip all the moisture from our lips, making them look pale and chapped. So hydrate your lips by applying vitamin-enriched, pink tinted lip balm a couple of times a day – not only will this moisten your lips, but it will also give them a lovely natural looking pink color too.


Purse Essentials for Winter Beauty
Pack some super soft tissues in your purse for those runny-nose moments. If the tip of your nose tends to get sore, rub it with a tiny dab of Vaseline – this will create a barrier from the cold wind, preventing your nose from becoming sore and dry.

Hair Snags

Purse Essentials for Winter Beauty
Windswept hair is not a good look on anyone, especially fashionistas like yourself. You can easily protect your locks from the bad weather by loosely tying it back and wearing a warm hat. Always carry a few snags in your purse and a compact brush to tidy up your hair and relieve it of any knots.

Fash-Review: Shiseido White Lucent Power Brightening Mask

The quest for brighter, luminous skin continues with the ultimate whitening combination of the new Shiseido White Lucent Power Brightening Mask and Intensive Spot Targeting Serum+. The Intensive Spot Targeting Serum+ is no stranger to us and it works perfectly well in crushing spots. Inspired by ion therapy, the new Power Brightening Mask‘s new Ion Force Complex enables 4MSK and other active ingredients in the mask to eject the crushed melanin and remove blemishes. How to use? All you need to do is push the Intensive Spot Targeting Serum+ pump twice and apply smoothly over the face, followed by the Power Brightening Mask for 10 minutes.

Fash-Review: I had the chance to enjoy a facial with the new Shiseido White Lucent Power Brightening Mask at TANGS Orchard last Thursday, followed by a Radiant Makeover. My Shiseido therapist, Annie took good care of me and I absolutely relaxed during my 15-min facial. I took a snapshot of my dark spots before the treatment and again, after the treatment. Surprisingly, my spots are much lighter and my face glowed! It’s true that the Power Brightening Mask contains about 3/4 of the Intensive Spot Targeting Serum+ in a single sheet mask! Best of all, it was very hydrating and cooling as well. If you’re looking for an instant perk-me-up and long-term brighter skin – just invest in a box of Shiseido White Lucent Power Brightening Mask. Don’t forget your serum!

Shiseido White Lucent Power Brightening Mask

A new year, a new face. Say hello to Sui He, the new face of Shiseido White Lucent.

Shiseido White Lucent Power Brightening Mask

The Power Brightening Mask (Box of 6) is retailed at SGD100.

Shiseido Facial at TANGS Orchard

You can check your melanin – before and after your Shiseido White Lucent Power Brightening Mask.

Shiseido Radiant Makeover at TANGS Orchard

That’s me and Joevenee, my Shiseido makeup artist after my Radiant Makeover!

images: Fash-Eccentric & Shiseido

Fash-Review: SK-II Facial Treatment Repair C

SK-II unveiled its latest, revolutionary beauty boutique in the newly renovated TANGS Beauty Hall last November (geez, time flies!). What’s exciting to me is the personalized skincare counseling with the latest gadgets to determine your skincare needs. I was recommended to use the SK-II Facial Treatment Repair C in addition to my normal skincare regime. The Facial Treatment Repair C is a hydrating serum that “gently reduces the appearance of fine lines in just 2 weeks, improving skin texture so it becomes crystal clear”. With its unique blend of concentrated Pitera™ and nature’s moisture magnets, this miracle serum helps maintain skin renewal to its normal 28-day cycle, leaving skin plumped with moisture and feeling velvety smooth. All you need is a quick pump of the serum and apply it after toning, followed by moisturizing.

Fash-Review: I was lucky that SK-II kindly offered a bottle of Facial Treatment Repair C for a review. I’ve been using the serum religiously for more than a month. I have dry skin and I have been relying on thick, creamy moisturizers to give me the proper hydration. This serum works wonders for me especially I work in an arctic, dry environment (yes, my office is super freezing!). I’ve also used this during my travels to New Zealand – for once, my skin didn’t flake. In general, my skin feels more plumped and smoother after one month. This is probably my best beauty discovery of 2012 (honestly!). Triple thumbs up! I highly recommend this to those with dry or combination skin like me because you will definitely benefit from this.

Fash-Review: SK-II Facial Treatment Repair C

The 30ml bottle retails at SGD137 and it’s worth every cent!

Fash-Review: SK-II Facial Treatment Repair C

As you can see, the serum is clear and watery – but it absorbs almost immediately.

SK-II Beauty Boutique at TANGS Beauty

The SK-II revolutionary beauty boutique is now open at TANGS Beauty Hall.

SK-II Beauty Boutique at TANGS Beauty

Feel free to test and play with SK-II products on their Crystal Play Space – the first-ever 3,600mm play space.

SK-II Beauty Boutique at TANGS Beauty

You can also find out more about the products using the available iPads and also get your skin tested out.

SK-II Beauty Boutique at TANGS Beauty

I got my own personalized skincare counseling session.

SK-II Beauty Boutique at TANGS Beauty

All you need to do is to press this to your T-zone and U-zone to check your sebum and oil levels.

SK-II Beauty Boutique at TANGS Beauty

This piece of gadget analyzes the result on your T-zone and U-zone.

SK-II Beauty Boutique at TANGS Beauty

No surprises, my skin is dry. Bummer! I need to hydrate alot more.

SK-II Beauty Boutique at TANGS Beauty

I guess my skin is still pretty oily especially on my T-zone.

SK-II Beauty Boutique at TANGS Beauty

You can also determine your foundation colour – that will be the next thing I try from SK-II!

images: Fash-Eccentric / SK-II

Eco-Beauty: New Zealand’s evolu skincare

Founded by Kati Kasza, New Zealand’s evolu skincare believes that the “key to lasting beauty is natural balance”. Made from a unique blend of 100% pure botanicals and New Zealand spring water, the ‘evolu essence’ “restores and maintain the skin’s ideal balance, assists the skin’s natural mechanism to achieve healthy, beautiful skin that is naturally supple, moisturized, tone and self-sufficient in its defense against external elements”. I had the chance to try out evolu’s Recovery Day Cream as well as Recovery Overnight Cream for the ultimate 24-hour skin pampering.

Eco-Beauty: New Zealand's evolu skincare

Recovery Day Cream, 75ml (S$48.00)
For sensitive and dry skin
The Recovery Day Cream is formulated with botanical ingredients of NZ Kawakawa (to repair and detoxify), Geranium (to calm and therapeutic properties, improve circulation), Pure Vitamin E (skin protection), Patchouli, Lemon Oil (anti-inflammatory and soothing), Kiwifruit Seed Oil (high in Vitamin C), Omega 3 Fatty Acids (to rejuvenate and fight against skin aging). Apply gently onto face after cleansing and toning in the morning.

Recovery Overnight Cream, 75ml (S$50.00)
For sensitive and dry skin
The Recovery Overnight Cream is formulated with botanical ingredients of Sea Minerals and Marine Extracts (boost of Vitamin A, B1 and B12), Sweet Orange (Vitamin C), Nori extract and Chondrus extract (antioxidant properties), Lavender (balancing, regenerative and healing properties, conditions skin), Mandarin (cell repair and hydration, calms the skin), Wheatgerm and tocopherol (supply Vitamin E, antioxidant). Apply gently onto face after cleansing and toning in the evening.

Fash-Review: I love all things natural and eco-friendly (and everything Kiwi, naturally). evolu skincare surprises me with its delightful scent of 100% pure cosmetic grade essential oils – c’mon, who doesn’t love anything that smells wonderful? The Recovery Day Cream‘s light-weight texture may not be as ‘light-weight’ as I expected. But, I love its richness that leaves my skin moisturised for most of the day. Best of all, I am a big fan of Geranium and it feels like I just stepped out of a day spa. The Recovery Overnight Cream is a luxurious cream that helps maintain the skin’s firmness and elasticity while you snooze. I think this is perfect for cold weather countries or dry air-conditioned room. I use generously on my neck to keep my skin from sagging! I would bring this to New Zealand when I visit end of the year. If you sleep with the fan on, I don’t recommend this unless you have very dry skin.

images: evolu skincare