Thursday, January 31, 2013

LUSH Soap not Soup - I'm FINished with Fins Campaign

Last week, attended the LUSH campaign event "SOAP NOT SOUP" where they joined Shark Savers to raise awareness about Shark conservatioin with the sale of "Shark Fin soap" (a sea-vegetable siap with a fin)

Kick start on January, and from beginning of February - LUSH's retail store and Shark savers Taiwan term will conduct the largest awareness and education campaign on shark fin soup - and move on to HongKong in March with joint promotions running thru May 2013




LUSH Joins Shark SaversI’m FINished with FINS’campaign 

(SINGAPORE, January 19, 2013)
COSMETICS giant LUSH has teamed up with Shark Savers Singapore to raise awareness about the urgent need to curb the consumption and trade of sharks’ fins. The collaboration was launched on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at LUSH Cosmetic’s boutique at Wisma Atria and continues for two weeks.

Attending the event were Singaporean celebrities featured in Shark Savers’ “I’m FINished with FINs” campaign which empowers Singaporeans to not to eat shark’s fin soup:

- Mr. Hossan Leong, the campaign’s celebrity ambassador,
- Mr. Aaron Wong, campaign photographer,
- Ms Yasminne Cheng, Class 95 FM Radio deejay
- Nominated Member of Parliament Mr. Nicholas Fang

These personalities and almost fifty others can be seen in evocative black-and-white “I’m FINished” billboards throughout Singapore.

LUSH and Shark Savers have joined for a two week event called “Soap not Soup”, featuring the sale of ‘shark fin soap’. LUSH produced this special edition soap out of seaweed and sea salt, topped off with a small cardboard shark fin. All sales proceeds will go to Shark Savers.



 You may start spotting I'm FINished with FINS posters all across Singapore (bus stops)



A short speech by Nafees Khundker(Director of Lush Cosmetics Singapore) 

Mr. Nafees Khundker, explained :: “100% of the LUSH products are not tested on animals and are designed to have a low impact on the environment. We are very proud to partner with Shark Savers in what is a critical initiative to save sharks, which face the threat of extinction due to the consumption of shark fin soup.”


Jonn Lu (Shark Savers Singapore) giving a short speech on Sharks and the campaign
(Behind the counter)

The over-fishing of sharks, mostly for their fins, happens out in the ocean, where most people don’t see it or know about its impact. People care about what they know, and they protect what they care about. We need to make sure people are aware about this issue, which is having a severe impact not just on sharks but the rest of the ocean ecosystem, and us humans who depend on the oceans for our existence.” Jonn Lu



 Learn more about the campaign (link)




View what I "see and hear" at the event~




Normally I'm not a person who are able to be strongly supporting a cause... but I do enjoy knowing that they are good peoples out there who are really concern about the world and our enviroment. I support the ideas ^_^

So please, don't ask me how I feel.. I can only tell you... I don't eat Shark Fin (not that I was force to.. I just don't fancy this type of foods.)

The same goes to... don't force me into your belief, I respect you, so please respect my CHOICES.


The teeth are made of plastic spoon (cool right?)


LUSH Shark Fin Soap 
Price : SD$15 ( 100g )


Sharksavers Singapore Website
http://www.sharksavers.org/en/home/

Shark Savers Singapore Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/SharkSaversSingapore

Sharksavers website (campaign page)
http://www.sharksavers.org/en/our-programs/i-m-finished-with-fins/

Pics from the media event
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.542310585788274.128780.281497305202938&type=1

LUSH Singapore Website
http://www.lushsg.com/

LUSH Singapore Facebook Page ::

https://www.facebook.com/LushSingapore

Monday, January 28, 2013

For Beloved One Polypeptide DNA Resilience Lift Series

(Product introduction)

Recently Sephora launched a new anti-aging range from For Beloved One - Polypeptide DNA Resilience Lift.


FOR BELOVED ONE stresses the importance of establishing early “aging prevention” measures before 25 years old. To prevent the first fine line from appearing.FOR BELOVED ONE is launching the first ever cosmetic DNA antiaging skincare product. Combining high-tech genetic anti-aging  technology and peptide elements, the product helps defy any factors that contribute to aging in young
women from an early stage.





FOR BELOVED ONE adds DNA repair Renovage ™ and DNA restoring elements Vit-A-Like to the genetic anti-aging products.

These ingredients revitalize the cell DNA, activate DNA reparation, and stimulate the regeneration of skin base, so that skin’s metabolism is restored to its normal state while defying stress from external oxidants, delaying cell aging, reaching the ideal skin condition.

Aside from the concept of genetic antiaging, FOR BELOVED ONE also added polypeptide anti-aging ingredients: Calmosensine™, Chronoline™ and Argireline®, to effectively stimulate the proliferation of collagen, the fibers and layers of sticky protein, bringing vitality and elasticity to skin.

In addition, it can soothe facial tension caused by stresses in life, efficiently blocking the formation of unwanted fine lines caused by over contraction facial muscles, restoring skin to a perfect state of smoothness and plumpness.





Polypeptide DNA Resilience Lift Toner 
Price : SD$49 (100ml)
The Polypeptide DNA Resilience Lift Lotion - specifically designed for busy young women. By adding the DNA anti-aging concept to your daily skin care routine, with only a few simple steps, you can defy all factors that lead to facial wrinkles.

FOR BELOVED ONE adopts the latest “Polypeptide DNA Anti-Aging Technology” to prevent the essential cause of cell aging, slowing down the damage of skin caused by time, offering the most efficient anti-aging weapon for modern young women.

Moreover, FOR BELOVED ONE adds two types of peptides to revitalize the skin, enhance skin’s elasticity and sooths muscle tension caused by stress, giving young women confidence, elegance, and youth. It takes only 14 days, to see a distinct improvement and obtain skin that radiates with youthful confidence from within.


High-tech genetic repair slows down cell aging from its very core 
  • DNA Renovage™
“The phenomenon of telomere-shortening" resulted from DNA cell replication is the main reason behind the aging of human cells.

Renovage™ is a DNA restoration element that can effectively stimulate genes to maintain telomere length and, at the same time, resist oxidation from the outer environment, thus achieving a delay in cell aging, restoring skin to its ideal state. After one month of using the cream, which contains 3% of
Renovage™, skin’s firmness, elasticity, and resilience can be significantly improved.

Double peptides revitalize skin’s elasticity restoring youthful skin
  • Chronoline™
Chronoline™ possesses properties that actively revitalize skin structure, it effectively stimulates growth of collagen proteins, laminin and fibronectin, which not only effectively reduces fine lines and wrinkles, but also restores youthful radiance to skin. Aside from reducing fine lines, it also strengthens skin’s permeability which enables other skin care elements to penetrate the deep layer of  skin. After 28 days of using the cream, which contains 2.5% Chronoline™, 16% of fine lines around the eyes can be effectively reduced.

  • Argireline ®
Excessive muscle tension on the face is one of the main factors that contribute to wrinkle formation. Argireline® can slow down the generation of SNARE protein complex, which in turn relieves muscles and effectively prevents the formation of fine lines caused by muscle tension. Clinical results show that within 30 days after the use of Argireline®, wrinkle depth can be reduced by 27%.



Multi-compounds that speed up the restoration of skin rejuvenation and radiance
  • Jojoba Oil
The excellent permeability of jojoba oil effectively moisturizes and nourishes skin. Jojoba oil can smooth out pores, regulate oil secretion of oily or mixed skin, relieve inflammation of skin. It can also restore vitality and radiance to dull, dry skin.

  • Shea Butter
Extracted from the kernel of an African plant, Karite, Shea Butter can protect skin from damages from the sun and poor weather conditions, accelerate healing of wounds and treat minor irritations. It is suitable for treating dry skin, skin inflammation, and sensitive / allergic skin, preventing dryness, aging, peeling, and itching.

  • Plant hormones, Sterocare™
The most noticeable effects from lack of female hormones include the following: dryness, lack of elasticity, loss of collagen, and dullness. The French Biological Research Center discovered that the Non Steroidal isaflavoneo extracted from clover blossom (red clover) possesses the same function as the female hormones but without the harmful side effects. It can re-strengthen the skin tissue and reduce skin sensitivities caused by pressure and the environment.

  • Ginseng Extracts
The anti-oxidant function of ginseng extract is 1.4 times more than that of Vitamin C. It is also rich with vitamin A, vitamin E, riboflavin, niacin, calcium, iron, potassium, many essential nutrients needed for healthy skin, as well as other precious micronutrients that provide moisture and nourishment, making skin healthier.

  • White Peony tea extracts
The white peony tea extract is harvested only for two days and therefore are very precious. The liquid extracted from white peony is rich in Polyphenol, PCO, Vitamin B Complex, and Vitamin C, which effectively promote skin circulation and giving skin a healthy pink glow. The white peony tea extract is also functions as a powerful antioxidant, preventing skin from damages caused by free radicals, restoring vitality and radiance.






Polypeptide DNA Resilience Lift Lotion
Price : SD$54 (50ml) 

The Polypeptide DNA Resilience Lift Lotion - specifically designed for busy young women. By adding the DNA anti-aging concept to your daily skin care routine, with only a few simple steps, you can defy all factors that lead to facial wrinkles.

FOR BELOVED ONE adopts the latest “Polypeptide DNA Anti-Aging Technology” to prevent the essential cause of cell aging, slowing down the damage of skin caused by time, offering the most efficient anti-aging weapon for modern young women. Moreover, FOR BELOVED ONE adds two types of peptides to revitalize the skin, enhance skin’s elasticity and sooths muscle tension caused by  stress, giving young women confidence, elegance, and youth. It takes only 14 days, to see a distinct improvement and obtain skin that radiates with youthful confidence from within.


High-tech genetic repair slows down cell aging from its very core
  • DNA Renovage™
“The phenomenon of telomere-shortening” resulted from DNA cell replication is the main reason behind the aging of human cells. Renovage™ is a DNA restoration element that can effectively stimulate genes to maintain telomere length and, at the same time, resist oxidation from the outer environment, thus achieving a delay in cell aging, restoring skin to its ideal state. After one month of  using the cream, which contains 3% of Renovage™, skin’s firmness, elasticity, and resilience can be significantly improved.

Double peptides revitalize skin’s elasticity restoring youthful skin
  • Chronoline™
Chronoline™ possesses properties that actively revitalize skin structure, it effectively stimulates growth of collagen proteins, laminin and fibronectin, which not only effectively reduces fine lines and wrinkles, but also restores youthful radiance to skin. Aside from reducing fine lines, it also strengthens skin’s permeability which enables other skin care elements to penetrate the deep layer of skin. After 28 days of using the cream, which contains 2.5% Chronoline™, 16% of fine lines around the eyes can be effectively reduced.

  • Argireline ®
Excessive muscle tension on the face is one of the main factors that contribute to wrinkle formation. Argireline® can slow down the generation of SNARE protein complex, which in turn relieves muscles and effectively prevents the formation of fine lines caused by muscle tension. Clinical results show that within 30 days after the use of Argireline®, wrinkle depth can be reduced by 27%.

  •  Jojoba Oil
The excellent permeability of jojoba oil effectively moisturizes and nourishes skin. Jojoba oil can smooth out pores, regulate oil secretion of oily or mixed skin, relieve inflammation of skin. It can also restore vitality and radiance to dull, dry skin.
  • Shea Butter
Extracted from the kernel of an African plant, Karite, Shea Butter can protect skin from damages from the sun and poor weather conditions, accelerate healing of wounds and treat minor irritations. It is suitable for treating dry skin, skin inflammation, and sensitive / allergic skin, preventing dryness, aging, peeling, and itching.

  • Plant hormones, Sterocare™
The most noticeable effects from lack of female hormones include the following: dryness, lack of elasticity, loss of collagen, and dullness. The French Biological Research Center discovered that the Non Steroidal isaflavoneo extracted from clover blossom (red clover) possesses the same function as the female hormones but without the harmful side effects. It can re-strengthen the skin tissue and reduce skin sensitivities caused by pressure and the environment.
  • Ginseng Extracts
The anti-oxidant function of ginseng extract is 1.4 times more than that of Vitamin C. It is also rich with vitamin A, vitamin E, riboflavin, niacin, calcium, iron, potassium, many essential nutrients  needed for healthy skin, as well as other precious micronutrients that provide moisture and nourishment, making skin healthier.

  • White Peony tea extracts
The white peony tea extract is harvested only for two days and therefore are very precious. The liquid extracted from white peony is rich in Polyphenol, PCO, Vitamin B Complex, and Vitamin C, which effectively promote skin circulation and giving skin a healthy pink glow. The white peony tea extract is also functions as a powerful antioxidant, preventing skin from damages caused by free radicals, restoring vitality and radiance.




Polypeptide DNA Resilience Lift Eye Cream
Price : SD$72 (15ml)

The new FOR BELOVED ONE Polypeptide DNA Resilience Lift Eye Cream focuses on the reparation of cell DNA around the eyes, combined with Peptides, it solves all eye contour problems from inside out within one step.

The brand-new patented soy peptide Regu-Age™ and brightening peptide element Haloxyl™ can effectively eliminate dark circles, reduce puffiness and smooth fine lines around the eyes. Combined with DNA Renovage™ and Argireline®, it can hinder the formation of dynamic wrinkles while enhancing skin durability. Ceramide 2 repairs signs of aging by boosting skin’s resilience and elasticity while Phytosoothe™ calms and sooths. In just one step, eye contour problems are improved, bestowing brightness to the eyes.

Eye patented formula that solves eye contour problems in 8 weeks
  • Soy peptide Regu-Age™ reduces puffy eyes
Problems with eye contour area arise from a few situations. Slow down of blood circulation, causing capillary volume to increase and become visible; lack of oxygen supply and occurrence of various stimulants, damaging cell tissues; slow down of microcirculation leading to accumulation of excessive body fluid, causing the formation of eye bags. Moreover, the increase in in-vivo proteolytic enzyme secretion/concentration causes damage to skin’s connective tissues resulting in loose skin.

The new soy peptide Regu-Age™ can stimulate partial microcirculation while protecting collagen, elastin and other fundamental supporting tissues; eliminate excessive free radical ions, and effectively reduce dark circles and eye bags.

  • Brightening Peptide Factor, Haloxyl™ lightens black circles
The effective ingredient of Haloxyl™ NHS can chelate Iron ion and directly lighten the pigment of dark circles while reducing the generation of Bilirubin. The Chrysin ingredient strengthens the synthesis of Bilirubin enzymes (UGT1A1), enhances enzyme activity, metabolizes Bilirubin pigment deposits and reduces the broken capillaries caused by vasodilatation. Therefore, dark pigmentation is directly lightened, visibly eliminating dark circles.

High-tech genetic repair that delays cell aging from its core
  • DNA Renovage™ restores firmnessand resilience
“The phenomenon of telomere-shortening” resulted from DNA cell replication is the main reason  behind the aging of human cells. Renovage™ is a DNA restoration element that can effectively stimulate genes to maintain telomere length and, at the same time, resist oxidation from the outer environment, thus achieving a delay in cell aging, restoring skin to its ideal state. After one month of  using Renovage™ cream, skin’s firmness, elasticity, and resilience is visibly improved.

Peptide revitalizes and restores youthful, resilient skin
  • Argireline® smoothes out 50% of fine lines around the eyes
Excessive muscle tension on the face is one of the main factors that contribute to wrinkle formation. Argireline® can slow down the generation of SNARE protein complex, which in turn relieves muscles and effectively prevents the formation of fine lines caused by muscle tension. Clinical results show that within 30 days after the use of Argireline®, wrinkle depth can be reduced by 27%.


Perfect healing agent that accelerates skin’s restoration of youthful radiance
  • Ceramide2 repairs damaged skin
Ceramide2 is a lipid found between the cells of the Stratum Corneum, the most important ingredient with the highest proportion among Stratum Corneum lipids. It accounts for 40%~60% of intercellular lipids, which forms a thin film on skin, which offers protection and prevents moisture evaporation, keeping skin tender, smooth and resilient. However, the proportion of Ceramide 2 reduces through increase of age and environmental stimulus, causing the skin to lack the ability to retain moisture, leading to oil-water imbalance, weakened protection capability, and dry, rough skin.

Ceramide 2 supplements this loss of vitality, protecting skin from external stimulus and bacterial invasion, restoring skin’s health and youth.




Polypeptide DNA Resilience Lift Essence Cream
Price : SD$88 (35ml)

FOR BELOVED ONE Polypeptide DNA Resilience Lift Essence Cream” is used to build a resilient and transparent skin. FOR BELOVED ONE combines two anti-aging stars: the DNA Genetic Anti-Aging Technology and Peptide, both works to resist all aging factors.

The latest Polypeptide DNA Anti-Aging Technology with patent in DNA Restoration, Renovage™ revitalizes cells from its very core, reversing the damages to our skin caused by aging, and retains youthful, beautiful skin.

FOR BELOVED ONE also provides peptide anti-aging treatment, utilizing Chronoline™ and Argireline® to revitalize skin’s elasticity, soothe tightness caused by stress, and restores youthful, flawless skin. Moreover, a “Brightening Radiance Element” of fine quality is added to enhance skin’s luminosity, under natural light, skin instantly reveals translucence and radiance.

Genetic reparation retains ageless skin
  • DNA Renovage™
“The phenomenon of telomere-shortening” resulted from DNA cell replication is the main reason behind the aging of human cells. Renovage™ is a DNA restoration element that can effectively stimulate genes to maintain telomere length and, at the same time, resist oxidation from the outer environment, thus achieving a delay in cell aging, restoring skin to its ideal state. After using Renovage™ cream, skin structure is effectively improved and looks smooth, balanced and youthful.

Double peptides revitalize skin’s elasticity and restore skin complexion
  • Chronoline™
Chronoline™ possesses properties that actively revitalize skin structure, it effectively stimulates generation of collagen proteins, laminin and fibronectin, which not only effectively reduces fine lines and wrinkles, but also restores youthful radiance to skin. Aside from reducing fine lines, it also strengthens skin’s permeability which enables other skin care elements to penetrate the deep layer of skin. After 28 days of using the cream, which contains 2.5% Chronoline™, 16% of fine lines around the eyes can be effectively reduced.

  • Argireline ®
Excessive muscle tension on the face is one of the main factors that contribute to wrinkle formation. Argireline® can slow down the generation of SNARE protein complex, which in turn relieves muscles and effectively prevents the formation of fine lines caused by muscle tension. Clinical results show that within 30 days after the use of Argireline®, wrinkle depth can be reduced by 27%.

Radiance Element builds elegant, radiating skin
  • Radiance Element
Retrieved from nature, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, and Tin Oxide powder can help enhance the brightness of skin, giving the face a fine, natural glow. Even without makeup, skin is radiant, beaming with feminine charm, elegance and youth. Perfect formulas for anti-aging.

  • Jojoba Oil
The excellent permeability of jojoba oil effectively moisturizes and nourishes skin. Jojoba oil can smooth out pores, regulate oil secretion of oily or mixed skin, relieve inflammation of skin. It can also restore vitality and radiance to dull, dry skin.

  • Shea Butter
Extracted from the kernel of an African plant, Karite, Shea Butter can protect skin from damages  from the sun and poor weather conditions, accelerate healing of wounds and treat minor irritations. It is suitable for treating dry skin, skin inflammation, and sensitive / allergic skin, preventing dryness, aging, peeling, and itching.

  • Ceramide 2
Studies show that Ceramide 2 can reconstruct skin’s stratum corneum, promote Keratinocyte regeneration and prevent dehydration from within so that skin maintains its tenderness and smoothness. With increasing of age, however, skin’s Ceramide 2  will gradually be lost; therefore, to preserve skin's smooth condition, it must be replenished externally.




Polypeptide DNA Resilience Lift Bio-Cellulose Mask
Price : SD$63 (33g x 3pcs)
 

Genetic reparation retains ageless skin
  • DNA RENOVAGE™
“The phenomenon of telomere-shortening” resulted from DNA cell replication is the main reason behind the aging of human cells. Renovage™ is a DNA restoration element that can effectively stimulate genes to maintain telomere length and, at the same time, resist oxidation from the outerenvironment, thus achieving a delay in cell aging, restoring skin to its ideal state. After using Renovage™ cream, skin structure is effectively improved and looks smooth, balanced and youthful.

Double peptides revitalize skin’s elasticity and restore radiance
  • Chronoline™
Chronoline™ possesses properties that actively revitalize skin structure, it effectively stimulates growth of Collagen proteins, Laminin and Fibronectin, which not only effectively reduces fine lines and wrinkles, but also restores youthful radiance to skin. Aside from reducing fine lines, it also strengthens skin’s permeability which enables other skin care elements to penetrate the deep layer of skin. After 28 days of using the cream, which contains 2.5% Chronoline™, 16% of fine lines around the eyes can be effectively reduced.

  • Argireline®
Excessive muscle tension on the face is one of the main factors that contribute to wrinkle formation. Argireline® can slow down the generation of SNARE protein complex, which in turn relieves muscles and effectively prevents the formation of fine lines caused by muscle tension. Clinical results show that within 30 days after the use of Argireline®, wrinkle depth can be reduced by 27%.

Selected Formulas to repair, soothe and relieve damaged skin
  • Phytosoothe™
Phytosterols are natural lipids and their structure is similar to that of cholesterol. They are found in the seeds and fruits of many plants, can stabilize cell membranes and inhibit the Leukotrienes. Plant sterols can significantly strengthen the skin's barriers to protect skin against allergies and inflammations.


  • Comfrey Extract
It has been proven that Lithospermum ointment, composed of Japanese comfrey extract,
is antibacterial and hemostatic and can accelerate the formation of epithelial cells. For skin
care, it can effectively repair damaged skin and strengthen skin’s resilience.

Got the chance to meet up with Margaret Wu (For Beloved One Founder), a sweet and lovely lady.



 




I was provided a full range of this series... And this whole range sound so nice, soothing and hydrating as compare to the previous range that I have reviewed. (I have high hope on this set!)

I will try it out for a period of time and will come back with a full review.




For Beloved One is exclusively available at Sephora Singapore

For Beloved One Website ::
www.forbelovedone.com

For Beloved One Singapore Facebook Page ::
https://www.facebook.com/ForBelovedOneSG

Disclosure: 
I'm not affiliated with the company.
Product was provided for consideration.

Information was extracted from the press file.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

LOTD - Hello Kitty in Rome

Created a very basic look, using my usual style of eyeshadow application.. nothing too fancy.


The Hello Kitty eyeshadow feel really smooth, easy to blend out. It only start to crease alittle bit after afew hours (remember I have very deep double eyelid fold).

As for the mascara, it doesn't smudge, quite waterproof and if you have super stubborn Asian lashes like mine... this mascara doesn't hold up the curl well. BUT it does thicken and spread out the lashes nicely without feeling too heavy.


Products used



Base product
  • Benefit porefessional (Click)
  • Loreal Lucent Magique in Shade (R2)
  • Burberry Fresh Glow (as highlight on cheek bones)
  • Lancome Teint Miracle Loose Powder  01
  • Sunplay Sun Aqua (Sunblock)
  • Bio essence BIO spring water
 Products in Blue font was provided by the company.


  • Hello Kitty Blush in Rome (05) as contour shade
  • MAC My highland honey powder blush
  • Hello Kitty Duo Ombres in Or & Terre (13)
  • Lime Crime Eyeshadow helper
  • Hello Kitty Pretty mascara - magnetic look in Black
  • Hello Kitty Magnetic Gloss in Baby lips
  • Clio Twisturn liner in Urban Khaki 
  • Kose esprique Liquid eyebrown in Natural brown (Click)
  • Dolly Wink Brow mascara in shade 01






Check out the Hello Kitty Makeup introduction post >>here<<

Introducing Hello Kitty Makeup


Back in October 2012, Starasia Singapore finally brought in the complete range of Hello Kitty Makeup. The full range include compact powders, eye shadows, blushers, lipsticks, nail polishes and brushes!
















For all the Hello Kitty lovers, you can finally own a full set of Hello Kitty makeup. On top of the kawaii packaging, these products are made of high quality from France!



Here are some of the products I've received...




Hello Kitty Duo Ombres in Or & Terre (13)



Close up


Swatches in various lighting


Hello Kitty Blush in Rome (05)
A matte rosy brown shade (I use this as bronzer)



Close up

Swatches in various lighting

Hello Kitty Pretty mascara - magnetic look in Black



Hello Kitty Magnetic Gloss in Baby lips


Swatches in Various lighting...




Full range available at selected Watsons.
LOTD (Click Here)



Disclosure:
I'm not affiliated with the company.
Product was provided for consideration