Goodies: Vichy Normaderm Tri-Activ Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care

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2 weeks back, Eileen invited me to join her for the Vichy workshop. It was to introduce the NEW Vichy Normaderm Tri-Activ Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care.

At the start of the session, we did this test to find out what type of skin do we have. I have combination/oily skin. And I battle acne. Eww all these gross pimples! ): I have always been on a lookout for good acne fighting products, and good products to clear up some scars left behind..

Research International reported that 3 out of 5 Singaporean women suffer from oily skin imperfections. (I say, no thanks to Singapore’s weather!)
And 4 major problems which comes hand in hand with oily skin are:
1. Acnes/ Pimples
2. Clogge pores/ Blackheads
3. Localised shine
4. Dilated pores

To not only break the vicious cycle of imperfection, and also to restore healthy and beautiful skin, Vichy combined complete skin management with 3 simultaneous actions.
Anti imperfection + Mattifying + Hydration = Cleaner and healthier skin

And just for asian skin, Vichy Normaderm Tri-Activ Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care is made!
For the very first time, 3 dermatological peeling active ingredient were integrated in a daily hydrating care to target all the different layers of the epidermis.

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The unique combination of the peeling acids is such that,
1. Peeling effect on 100% of epidermis: Each active ingredient has a different penetration length and location in the epidermis.
2.Time-release effect: Glycolic acid stays twice as salicylic acid and lipo-hydroxy acid stays 4 times longer than salicylic acid.
3. More efficient than using salicylic acid alone: Unique in-vitro test shows that all actives together have a better efficacy on cell renewal.

Each of us was given 3 products to try. And they are Anti-Imperfection Deep Cleansing Foaming Cream, Purifying Cleansing Gel and Tri-Activ Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care.

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After trying the products for 2 weeks, here is my reviews! 🙂

Anti-Imperfection Deep Cleansing Foaming Cream
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JFoams well and quickly. Not much of a smell.
LDont feel that skin was clean after using it. Felt a layer of something was left behind.

I recommand this for people with normal to dry skin.

 

Purifying Cleansing Gel
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JSkin was soooooo clean and fresh after using it.
L Sometimes, I felt abit of tightness on my cheeks, but after a while skin was back to normal.

If you have very oily skin, or after workout, this is for you. 🙂

 

Tri-Activ Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care
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JLightweight and absorbs quickly. Skin was matte after using. No bumps nor pimples was seen during the 2 weeks, but I would still like to monitor my skin, especially during the time of the month. And you can use this both day and night.
During the day, my skin was not as oily as it was. I skip moisturizer normally as my sunblock is quite oily. But with this, my skin does not feel too loaded, in fact it is so lightweight that I dont feel it on my skin.
At night, this is the BEST thing ever! Not too heavy that makes me look like a oil pan when I wakes. It is just right!
LBlackheads were still there! 

 

Overall, I feel that this range is good for women battling acnes. If you have relatively good skin, or want to keep your acne at bay, the Tri-Activ Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care is for you!

I’m awaiting to get my hands on the new Night Anti-Imperfection+Rejuvenating Care.

Have you tried any Vichy products, which do you recommand? 🙂

 

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Goodies: Ginvera

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/Sorry no photos for now as my laptop couldn’t detect anything and also it HANGS! UGH. (STILL!!!)

Thanks to LiJuan from thesamplestore and Ginvera, I’m sponered 2 items! And guess what? I had tried these 2 products before for some time now! They are:
Ginvera Green Tea Marvel Gel & Ginvera Green Tea Jade Eye Roll Away.

Other than “Zero Blackheads in One Step”, there are 10 more reasons why you have to use Ginvera Green Tea Marvel Gel!

1) Rubs away deep layers of dead skin cells
2) Rubs away blackheads painlessly
3) Contracts pores for refined skin (as dead skin cells have been cleared from pores)
4) Lightens black spots, freckles & scars
5) Removes oil seeds
6) Regulates sebum secretion to prevent pimples
7) Brightens dull complexion
8) Changes dark, rough skin to smooth skin
9) Whitens skin as it gives way to new born skin
10) Enhances quick absorption of skin care products

Seeing is believing!

Use daily on dry face with dry fingers. Squeeze a sufficient amount and dot on forehead, cheeks, chin, nose and neck. Massage about one minute. Rinse off with water / facial cleanser after use.
TADA, soft supple skin is yours now. 🙂

As compared to other brands’ mental roller, Im loving the Ginvera Green Tea Jade Eye Roll Away.
Because Jade roller is more hygienic than other rollers as it has energy to inhibit bacteria. Unique with Jade Roller and blended with Bio energy ingredients such as Bio Energy Fluid, Bio Rice Fermentation Essence, water soluble Olive Oil, Ginseng, various whitening herb extracts, Pomelo and Royal Jelly.

Jade is a precious gem in the East that contains ample of energy. Besides using it as on arnament, it has beauty and health benefits. According to anciet Chinese medical book, “Jade has cooling properties. It can dissolve toxins, nourish skin, improve circulation, eyesight and energize the brain.”
According to modern scientific studies, Jade is enriched with trace minerals that are beneficial to human body. Through massaging using the Jade ball, this energy will be pentrated into the skin and body to nourish and beautify the skin.

Goodies: Eucerin

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If you are like me, who have a never ending battle with acne and blemishes paired with oily skin, then try Eucerin!

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Thanks to TheSampleStore, I’ve tried the DermoPURIFYER Cleaner, DermoPURIFYER scrub and DermoPURIFYER crème gel!

/Sorry no photos for now as my laptop couldn’t detect anything and also it HANGS! UGH.

First product I tried was DermoPURIFYER Cleaner!
The Goods:
JNo scent
JGentle to the skin as it doesn’t foam, so it doesn’t strip off skin’s moisture!

The Bads:
LDoesn’t cleanse well, my skin didn’t feel clean
LHad a breakout on my jaw area..

The second product I tried was the DermoPURIFYER Scrub!
The Goods:
JNot drying at all.
JVery gentle to the skin even though the beads in the scrub seems big and harsh!

The Bads:
LDoes have a slight scent to it.

And the last product I tried was the DERMOPURIFYER Crème Gel.
The Goods:
JNon oily nor does it leave a layer of something on skin.

The Bads: 
L
I haven’t use the crème gel enough to make a review on it, but it seems promising. Will update again when my pimples heal!

Now you can get your Eucerin Sample Kit!

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NEW! Loreal UV Perfect Sunblock

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Hi girls!

I  have receive a couple of emails with regards to the Loreal UV Perfect Sunblock. 🙂 Thanks for your emails and I hope I clear your doubts!

Anyway! Loreal has now release a new generation of Loreal UV Perfect Sunblock. Below is the new ingredient list! (Please only use it with my permission as I spend alot of time typing this!)

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To make things easier to understand. All shades of the sunblocks are stable! 🙂 Nothing seems to be different for me at least. Texture, oil control-ness, advantages, disadvantages are all the same as on the pevious reviews.

There is also a new version that mattify skin! I havent try it yet, have you? Please let me know how it fares! I cannot wait to finish my current Loreal UV Perfect Sunblock in Purple now! 🙂

Review: L’oreal UV Perfect Sunblock

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{This is a review on the older version version of the sunblock.
Please note that the new version reviews are here! }

 

Sunblock.

I would say that it is a very important step in every skincare regime. I do not want to get any tanner and also to have spots when Im older, nor do I want my current pimple scars to get darken. I always get a stable sunblock when Im going out for more than 1 hour. Stable sunblock would be one in which you dont have to reapply every 2+ hours. It also meant that the sunblock is stable enough to protect you from all the harmful rays when you are exposed to the sun. Unstable sunblock requires you to reapply after every other hour as the sun will “melt” away the protection. Im sure most of us wears makeup, so it is best to use a stable sunblock. Unless you are doing sports, please reapply after every hour even though you are using a stable sunblock.

The higher the SPF (sun protection factor), the better for me. But of course, the higher the SPF, the “thicker” and oilier one sunblock will be. A product with ‘SPF’ offers protection against UVB rays. SPF is calculated by comparing the times for UVB to burn unprotected and protected skin. For example, if your unprotected skin begins burning in 10 minutes, an ‘SPF 15’ sunscreen would shield your skin for 150 minutes.

I dont know about you girls, but I tend to skip sublocks that contains avobenzone and alcohol denat. Avobenzone is something that stings skin and chances are, red patches will appear. Alcohol denat is bad alcohol which dehydrate skin, so NO NO for me.

The only sunblock that I like is the L’oreal UV Perfect. Okay, enough of me talking, lets get down to reviewing this sunblock!

L’oreal UV Perfect comes in 3 shades, Transparent (White), Even Complexion (Beige) and Anti-dullness (Purple). It has SPF 50 protection with UVB and UVA PA++++. The more +, it has, the better!

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How does all the sunblock in different shades fare?
I have personally use each of the sunblock for >5 times before this review. As only the transparent is stable, I only wear this when I go outdoor for more than 2 hours. For the other 2, I wear it either at home without make up or I wear it when I head to run errands.

I think the most important thing is if the product does what it claims?
I would say YES!

The purple shade does brighten up my skintone but it leaves a white cast. It also feels the oiliest to me. I dont really like this as it is makes my loosepowder looks patchy after 30 minutes or so.

The transparent goes on smoothly and offers the best protection as it is the only stable among the 3. Make up goes on well, and no patches at all. 

As for the beige, it is the one I would love most if not for the fact that it is an unstable sunblock. Not only does it even out my skintone, it also conceal some of my scars on my face! I guess I can say that it double up as a tinted foundation? 🙂

Here are the swatches.
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Do remember, what works for me might not work for you. Let me start things off with the negatives.

The Bads:
LUnstable sunblock (Purple and Beige.)
LWill not work if you going for matte make up look.
LWhite cast (Purple.)

The Netural:
KOily & heavy, but this can be overcome by loose powder. The oiliness actually hydrate my skin in a way so I save on time applying moisturizer.

The Goods:
JStable sunblock (Transparent.)
JDoesnt clog pores.
JGives a glow, so it is a plus if you are going for glowy or dewy looks.
JNo white cast (Beige and Transparent.)

Whould I repuchase this?

LKJ
Yes I will! I have been using this sunblock for 2 years!

 

WHOA! It is a long entry right? Phew, finally done with it! Hope you enjoy this post!
 
As a parting note, please do remember to use a sunblock everyday! And reapply if you are using an unstable sunblock!