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BEAUTY

The Secret of Facial Oils

Applying oil on one’s face face can be a shuddering thought. An image of my face covered in ginormous ripe red pimples at its peak of volcanic pus eruption flashes before me instantly . “No, no, no” a saleslady said to me. “This is our best-seller. This oil is different. It is easily absorbed into …

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Double Cleansing: Is This The Secret To Flawless Skin?

Another Japanese (and Korean) beauty secret unfolds, it is called Double Cleansing. The backstory. This happened on a short weekend getaway with my girlfriends in Bangkok. Three girls, stuck in a cozy little room made smaller with an additional rollaway bed. Yes, we paid extra to cram in one room, …

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FACEPRODUCT REVIEWS

Review: bSoul Hydra-Normalization Kit

You are probably thinking ‘What does normalizing the skin mean?’ Don’t worry because I didn’t know either. In layman language, it means to put back or restore the skin’s natural hydrative state. Many skin-related problems we face are commonly caused by poor diet, hormonal imbalances, over-exposure to the sun, allergic reactions, stress …

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Review: Natural Konjac Sponge Pure White & Cherry Blossom Facial Cleansing Puffs

As you would buff your nails for that extra smoothness and radiance, you can buff your face. After Konjac: The New Natural Face Buffer feature, I have gotten a few requests to do a konjac review. This review is on Canadian-based company, Natural Konjac Sponge’s Facial Cleansing Puffs. I choose to work …

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Review: EmerginC Scientific Organics At-Home Facial Peel + Clarifying Kit

An at-home facial peel gives you luminous and brighter skin without an expensive trip to the dermatologist or spa.  But most commercially available facial peels are loaded with chemicals needed for that effective acidic “stripping”. The good news is: There is a new breed of at-home facial peels made from …

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Review: EmerginC Scientific Organics Phytocell Detox Mask

Stacked on a shelf amongst pure essential oil diffusers and luxury organic skincare at Takashimaya, are the green jars of EmerginC Scientific Organics. For months I have been wanting to try these promising jars of natural skincare for perfect complexion. As a native New York brand, EmerginC Scientific Organics is …

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BEAUTY

4 Extreme (and Bizarre) Beauty Treatments From Japan

Japan, the country that invented the ‘hug pillow’ for lonely Japanese women and vending machine dispensing used school girl’s knickers for kinky Japanese men, is a nation of people with talent for ‘the bizarre’. And while most of their creations are seemingly outrageous and completely mad, there is always a …

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BEAUTY

9 Beauty Skin Secrets of Japanese Women (No Matter Her Age)

No matter her age, it is rare to meet a Japanese woman with bad skin. When it comes to Japanese women and their complexion, 50 is the new 30. Often described as having flawless, radiant, dewy and youthful skin, Japanese women have long been the poster models for luminous Asian …

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Review: Eminence Stone Crop Collection Tube

Going to the Maldives. What do I bring with me? Eminence, of course! Since 1968, Eminence has been one of the mothers of organic skincare. Today, Eminence has evolved into a major Hollywood player, making its brand a must-have to celebrities like Kate Hudson, Jessica Biel and Katherine Hiegl. “I …

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Skincode: Switzerland’s Skincare Line is now in Singapore

My first impression of Skincode: Skin’s first-aid from Switzerland. Just look at the uniform packaging and its swiss red-and-white-cross logo synonymous to medical attention. I almost hit it on the mark, except it is not first-aid in the sense of pharmacy and band-aids. Rather, it is an advanced skincare brand …

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