Monday, August 13, 2012

Introducing ALBION Skincare - Singapore Launch


ALBION one of the top Japanese Skincare's brands is coming to Singapore, they are set to Officially launch this September [2012] at Takashimya. Currently they are holding a pre-launch from 10th to 16th August. [Do pop by if you are a fan or have been wanting to try out their star product].

ALBION was founded on March 2, 1956, with the vision that it would "become the best prestigious cosmetics manufacturer in Japan and the world." Since then, ALBION have continued to pursue superior quality through cutting-edge technological innovation and the dedication to developing authentic products that was a characteristic of the company's establishment.
ALBION believes that skincare routines will be more enjoyable if users can see the benefits of a product each time they use it. To help create healthy, radiant skin with a noticeable glow everyday, ALBION continues to develop unquestionably effective products customers will want to use again and again.
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Below are the products' introduction...
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Skin Conditioner EssentialALBION Popular Range....





Original ingredient - Concentrated Coix lacryma-jobi (Job’s tears) extract


Coix lacryma-jobi (Job’s tears)
[Origin] Indigenous to tropical Asia, from Southern China to Indochina, it is said to have been brought to Japan long ago (around the eighth century). An annual grass in the Poaceae family, it is currently cultivated all over Japan. It grows to a height of about 1-1.5 meters, and it produces flowers in the summer, while in the autumn it produces grain with a brownish-red, elliptical husk.
[Origin of the name]
The Japanese name of “hatomugi,” or “pigeon’s wheat,” is said to have been given to the plant sometime around the 19th century or after because pigeons liked to eat its grain. However, another story ascribes the name to the fact that the shape of the grain resembles a pigeon’s chest. Before the 19th century, it was called “Shikoku mugi,” or “Four-stone wheat,” because large amounts of it could be harvested in small areas of land (harvest of 4 stones in about one-tenth of a hectare). The English name of “Job’s tears” comes from the teardrop shape of the grain, and most likely refers to the biblical character of Job, who underwent great suffering.
* Pharmaceutical name: Yokuinin
   Scientific name: [Coix lacryma-jobi.Linn.var.ma-yuen Stapf]
   Other names: Coixseed, adlay, adlai, etc..

[Benefits]
Coix lacryma-jobi powder, made from the grain after its hard shell is removed, is an herbal medicine that goes by the name of yokuinin in Japanese., An ancient Chinese book that is a source book of herbal medicine (Japanese title: Shinno Honzou Kyo) describes yokuinin as “an outstanding health food that enhances health and brings no harm, no matter how much you take.” It has a variety of known benefits. In addition to aiding with joint inflammation, rheumatism, and gout, and serving as a stomachic, antipyretic, diuretic, and detoxifier, it is also said to have other significant effects, such as nutritional fortification, wart removal, skin beautification and other cosmetic effects.






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Skin Conditioner EssentialBest Selling Facial Toner in Japan




For ALBION Skin Conditioner, it have to be use after Japan version of Milk lotion, then pour a good amount of Skin conditioner toner onto the cotton pad and light pat all over the face. And finish it up with moisturizer or cream.
Why? Because after milk lotion, skin is moist and the skin conditioner will stay on the skin and condition the skin much better then without Milk lotion.
(Most Japanese lotion are kinda like pre-moisturizer lotion)

Product Features
1. For skin whose condition has deteriorated, it restores a normal cycle to the corneous cells’ metabolic rhythm and leaves skin in smooth, healthy condition.

2. For skin that has been exposed to UV rays and has tendencies to get dull or dark, it restores skin’s innate whiteness and clarity.
3. Calms flush skin and wards off all sorts of troubles like irritation, acne, and pimples.
4. Botanical astringent ingredients smooth fine lines and restore firmness to skin.
5. Penetrates the skin well, supplying moisture to the inside of the skin and restoring a lustrous, youthful, and supple condition that lasts and lasts.
6. Feels cool and pleasant when applied.
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Available in 330ml [Price : SD$140] and 165ml [Price : SD$82]
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Skin Conditioner Essential Paper Mask

Product Features
1. For skin whose condition has deteriorated, it restores a normal cycle to the corneous cells’ metabolic rhythm and leaves skin in smooth, healthy condition.
2. For skin that has been exposed to UV rays and has tendencies to get dull or dark, it restores skin’s innate whiteness and clarity.
3. Calms flush skin and wards off all sorts of troubles like irritation, acne, and pimples.
4. Botanical astringent ingredients smooth fine lines and restore firmness to skin.
5. Penetrates the skin well, supplying moisture to the inside of the skin and restoring a lustrous, youthful, and supple condition that lasts and lasts.
6. The mask containing generous quantities of toner adheres snugly to skin, leaving cool and pleasant feeling when applied.

Price List::
ALBION SKIN CONDITIONER ESSENTIAL - SD$140 [330ml]
ALBION SKIN CONDITIONER ESSENTIAL - SD$82 [165ml]
ALBION SKIN CONDITIONER ESSENTIAL PAPER MASK - SD$50 [11ml X 8sheets]
ALBION SKIN CONDITIONER FACIAL SOAP - SD$63 [100g]
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EXAGE
A word created by combining EXTRA (special) and AGE (era, generation).
It expresses a desire to attain a special lifestyle and beauty that transcends the ages.

The skin EXAGE aims to achieve is Immaculate skin in which moisture wells up and circulates
The “water” which is the base of skin’s moisture, welling up like a spring from beneath and circulating in everyone’s skin. EXAGE focused on the “water” that is constantly being supplied from beneath the skin, and on the “water’s circulation.”
This is the water that the skin originally absorbs from the dermis in order to preserve moisture. At EXAGE, we call it “Base Water.” When Base Water wells up like a spring from beneath the skin and continuously circulate, every cell is washed with this ripple of moisture, making the skin more translucent. And this leads to “self-moisturizing skin” that is filled with the ultimate in dewy youthfulness
An all-important water that contains nutrients like amino acids and glucose, it is the source of activities such as cell genesis and dead skin cell differentiation, and it serves as skin’s moisture. It comes up from the capillaries though the dermis and seeps into the epidermis, where it is taken in from the basal cells of the epidermis. It spreads throughout the entire epidermis and is preserved in the stratum corneum, where it serves as the skin’s moisture. By ensuring an unceasing supply of the cell energy source that is included in Base Water, metabolic activities such as cell genesis and the generation of energy are stimulated, and all the epidermal cells become active and invigorated.
With Base Water within the skin endlessly circulating, the skin is constantly immaculate and moisturized.

3-point approach for Strengthening
  • Base Water supply Capacity Capacity
  • Base Water Circulation Capacity
  • Moisture Retention

Base Water, the origin of moisture. By proactively making base water well up, and promoting it circulation throughout the epidermis, the skin's moisture retention capacity will be ensured. A fresh and supple skin can be attained by thoroughly circulated Base water which contains plenty of nutrients.

All Exage products has a Pure Fruity Floral scent.
Gentle, sweet floral scents such as lily of the valley and rose harmonize with the lush freshness of leafy green and bergamot to produce a fragrance that’s exceedingly pure, clear, and clean.


EXAGE consist of 13 products with price range from SD$41 to SD$99
Write-up/introduction of each item from EXAGE range. >> Click <<
Price List For EXAGE
Cleanser
EXAGE Moist Cleansing Oil - SD$50 [200ml]
EXAGE Emollient Cleansing Cream - SD$50 [200Mg]
EXAGE Pure Mild Wash - SD$41 [120ml]

Milk
EXAGE Moisture Milk Ⅰ - SD$82 [200g]
EXAGE Moisture Milk Ⅱ - SD$82 [200g]

Lotion
EXAGE Moisture Milk Ⅲ 200g $82
EXAGE Moist Active Lotion Ⅰ - SD$82 [200ml]
EXAGE Moist Active Lotion Ⅱ - SD$82 [200ml]

Serum
EXAGE Serum Birth - SD$82 [40ml]

Cream
EXAGE Cellular Force Cream - SD$99 [30g]

Special
EXAGE Skin Chance - SD$82 [90ml]
EXAGE Moist Serum Mist - SD$50 [60ml]
EXAGE Alive Full Massage - SD$82 [75g]
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EXAGE WHITE
Consist of 14 products... price range from SD$41- SD$99.



Write-up/introduction of each item from EXAGE WHITE range. >> Click <<
Price List for EXAGE WHITE

Cleanser
EXAGE BRIGHT CLEANSING OIL - SD$50 [200ml]
EXAGE CONDITONING CLEANSING MILK - SD$50 [200g]
EXAGE CLEAR LUCENT WASH - SD$41 [120g]

Milk
EXAGE WHITE WHITE MILK Ⅰ - SD$82 [200g]
EXAGE WHITE WHITE MILK Ⅱ - SD$82 [200g]
EXAGE WHITE WHITE MILK Ⅲ - SD$82 [200g]

Lotion
EXAGE WHITE WHITE CLEARNESS LOTION Ⅰ-  SD$82 [200ml]
EXAGE WHITE WHITE CLEARNESS LOTION Ⅱ - SD$82 [200ml]

Serum
EXAGE WHITE WHITE SPLENDID SERUM - SD$82  [40ml]

Cream
EXAGE WHITE WHITE CELLULAR CREAM - SD$99 [30g]

Special
EXAGE WHITE WHITENING C CHARGER - SD$99 [1ml x 28pcs]
EXAGE WHITE WHITENING SPOTS -  SD$82 [15g]
EXAGE SEBUM CONTROL PLUS - SD$58 [60ml]
EXAGE WHITE WHITENING SERUM MIST - SD$50 [60ml]
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EXCIA AL
EXCIA AL evolved further to pursue the potential for beauty.

Beautiful skin receptivity is the power of skin to react with great sensitivity to factors that affect beauty (hormones, active ingredients, etc.). “Skin with strong beautiful skin receptivity” is created when there is grouping of capable cells that can reliably accept and react to information that is good for the skin. What New EXCIA AL focused on, in order to cultivate beauty is the “Beautiful Skin Receptivity”.
Furthermore, energy replacement for skin cells has also been incorporated in the “Renewing Line”, which is our skin care catered to Autumn/Winter. When highly functional cells are created, good information is properly transmitted and skin tissue as a whole is revitalized. Skin is capable of endless beauty.

EXCIA AL Series Active Ingredients
【Chloranthus japonicas extract (Revitalizing agent)】
Extract derived from a perennial, also known as “Chloranthus japonicas siebold”, which grows under trees and bank sides in mountainous terrain.
The flower’s Japanese name (“Hitori Shizuka”) was supposedly named after “Lady Shizuka”, the love of 12th century tragic hero Yoshitsune Minamoto. Containing a wide variety of active ingredients such as amino acids, triterpene, and piperic acid, it revitalizes the hormone receptors of skin stem cells.
【Iris florentina root extract (Revitalizing agent)】
It is a perennial with leaves shaped like swords and produces a white flower. The extract derived from the rhizome of the Iris florentina linne contains four kinds of isoflavones, which have effects similar to those of female hormones.
【Arginine (Revitalizing agent)】
A kind of naturally–occurring amino acids. Enhances the action of growth hormones inside a living body and regulates the metabolic function.
【Oyster extract (Skin conditioning agent)】
An extract derived from the flesh of Japanese oysters (Magaki). So rich in nutrients that they are called “the milk of the sea”, and has been treasured through the ages. Contains high concentrations of amino acids such as taurine, glutamic acid, and proline, which form the basis of energy for cells.
【Biotin (Skin conditioning agent)】
Biotin has been used as an active ingredient for skin over the years. It conditions the skin and acts to keep it healthy.
※Excluding Renewing Lotion.
【Christmas Island red seaweed extract (Skin conditioning agent)】
An extract derived from seaweed taken from coral reefs which grow off the coast of Christmas Island located in the center of the Pacific Ocean. Contains generous quantities of carrageenan, amino acids, and minerals (Na, Mg, K, etc) which act to keep the skin silky-smooth.
【Psidium guajava leaf extract (Revitalizing agent)】
An extract derived from the leaves of the Psidium guajava tree, a member of the Myrtaceae family. Contains generous quantities of oil ingredients such as carbinols and tannis, which enable the skin’s own functions to work well.
【Sanguisorba officinalis root extract (Revitalizing agent)】
An extract derived from the rhizome of the Sanguisorba officinalis, a member of the Rosaceae family. Oriental name is “diyu”. Contains generous quantities of steroid saponins which enhance the skin’s ability to adapt to various environments.
Write-up/introduction of each item from EXCIAL AL range >> Click <<
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Consist of 12 Products ... Price range from SD$90 - SD$328
Price List for EXCIA AL
EXCIA CIRCULATING CLEANSING CREAM - SD$99[150g]
EXCIA CIRCULATING MILKY FOAM - SD$90 [150ml]
EXCIA RENEWING RICH MILK - SD$197 [200g]
EXCIA RENEWING EXTRA RICH MILK - SD$197[200g]
EXCIA RENEWING LOTION - SD$197 [200ml]
EXCIA ETERNAL BRILLIANT CREAM - SD$328[30g]
EXCIA FUTURE PROMISE - SD$328 [10ml X 3btl]
EXCIA OVERFULL MASK - SD$197 [14sheets]
EXCIA REPAIR EYE CREAM - SD$246[15g]
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EXCIA WHITE



The Whitening Line further heightens this Beautiful Skin Receptivity, and all the while the pigmentation irregularities and blemishes of the skin that pertains to a fair and beautiful complexion were re-examined closely from the perspective of the epidermis and the dermis layers.

Not only the blotches and freckles due to overproduction of melanin, but also the research was focused on browning (glycation/oxidation) of collagen fibers due to aging-related damages. By dual approach from melanocytes and collagen, it aims to achieve the whitening of skin in a crystal clear and translucent radiance that comes from cells located deep within your skin.




Fragrance Notes: Sheer floral oriental
Sheer floral notes such as elegant, translucent lily of the valley and lilac take center stage, blended with the aroma of spice and ripe fruits such as cassis.
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Write-up on each products from EXCIA WHITE >> Click <<

Consist of 10 products ... Price range from SD$90 - SD$410
Price List for EXCIA WHITE
EXCIA WHITE CLEAR SOFTENING CLEANSING OIL - SD$99
EXCIA CIRCULATING WATERY CLEANSING CREAM - SD$99 [150g]
EXCIA CIRCULATING ESSENCE FOAM - SD$90[150ml]
EXCIA WHITENING RICH MILK - SD$197 [200g]
EXCIA WHITENING EXTRA RICH MILK - SD$197 [200g]
EXCIA WHITENING LOTION - SD$197 [200ml]
EXCIA WHITENING CRYSTAL COCKTAIL -SD$246 [40ml]
EXCIA BRIGHT UP PEELING - SD$99 [100g]
EXCIA WHITENING IMMACULATE ESSENCE - SD$410 [1.5ml X28pcs]
EXCIA WHITENING SPOTS MX - SD$197 [30g]
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EX-VIE




Read more about EX-VIE MILK and EX-VIE Lotion >> Click <<
Read more about EX-VIE serum >> Click <<
Read more about EX-VIE Cream >> Click <<
[I hope the write-up is clear and easy to read (took me awhile to read/copy/resize/edit into JPEG)]
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Consist of 6 products... price range from SD$197 - SD$982
Price List for EX-VIE
EX-VIE MILK - SD$295 [200ml]
EX-VIE MILK - SD$197 [120ml]
EX-VIE LOTION - SD$295 [200ml]
EX-VIE LOTION - SD$197 [120ml]
EX-VIE SERUM SYNAPTIC - SD$819 [40ml]
EX-VIE THE CREAM - SD$982 [36g]


 
Being a sunblock/sunscreen junkie.... seeing this group of products together "MAKE ME HAPPY" (lolx)


Price List
SUPER UV CUT CLEAR PROTECTION (SHAKE TYPE) - SD$58 [30g]
SUPER UV CUT CLEAR PROTECTION (CREAM TYPE) - SD$58 [30g]
SUPER UV CUT PROTECT ESSENCE - SD$74 [40ml]
SUPER UV CUT BODY COMFORT N - SD$58 [120g]
SUPER UV CUT REPAIR EXTRACT BASE - SD$99 [40g]
SUPER UV CUT TOTAL PROTECTION - SD$66 [60ml] 


Albion Efforts for Reassurance and Trust
ALBION is dedicated to producing the kind of quality that gives total peace of mind with regard to safety and reliability, while at the same time placing a premium on the use of technology and on delivering truly effective products. From its inception, ALBION has always pursued a higher level of superior quality and strived to develop products of real value

ALBION aims to develop and manufacture products that make caring for skin an enjoyable experience.

It is not enough that skincare products provide cosmetic benefits alone. ALBION believes that its products must provide comfort and relaxation during use and give a feeling of satisfaction when held in the hands and applied to the skin. Besides seeking beneficial effects for the skin, as part of its research activities ALBION pays special attention to the sensory satisfaction felt at the time of application.

ALBION's products provide visible benefits so that users can feel their skin becoming more beautiful each time they use them.

ALBION believes that skincare routines will be more enjoyable if users can see the benefits of a product each time they use it. To help create healthy, radiant skin with a noticeable glow every day, ALBION continues to develop unquestionably effective products customers will want to use again and again.

ALBION products are easy to use, giving the ultimate in skincare bliss.

Even if a product contains highly effective ingredients, the product will not meet ALBION's high standards if the application steps are complicated and fussy. To ensure the total relaxation and delight of its customers, ALBION devises ingenious product packaging for optimal shape and ease of use. We have introduced hygienic, pump-type containers and other containers that incorporate a device that enables the last drop of the formulation to be squeezed out.

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Singapore Facebook Page ::
https://www.facebook.com/AlbionSingapore

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Albion Skincares will be launching in Takashimaya this September 2012.
Here's the goodies I received....
Skin Conditioner Essential lotion, EXCIA White - Whitening Rich Milk and travel kit.

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Disclaimer: I'm not affiliated with ALBION or LUXASIA.
Products was provided for trying.

Information and images were extracted from the press file, facebook page and ALBION's Japan's website

P/S: Finally, this took me awhile to put all the information together. Now my brain is overloaded with "TOO" much information! Lolx