Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Shu uemura POREraser and Dual fit pressed powder

(Product Introduction)

In February 2013, Shu uemura added 2 new products to their wonderful makeup collection. The POREraser UV under base mousse and Dual fit pressed powder.



Shu Uemura POREraser
Price : SD$60



Shu uemura always aiming to pioneer, always seeking new paths to beauty.
Twenty years of research and development and a constant best seller* have evolved to open a new chapter in shu uemura’ s iconic UVUB mousse collection. 

Building on continuous innovations that have made shu uemura’ s groundbreaking UVUB mousse a best-seller worldwide, POREraser now delivers a new step in flawless beauty—an instant pore-less result with a beautiful finish that lasts all day long. 

Combined with UVUB mousse’s traditional comfort and ultra-light texture and boosted with high SPF35 UV protection, POREraser reaches new heights, creating skin that is pore-less, shine-less and retouch-less.


NO. 1 make-up base brand in East Asia! **
Since its debut as the first make-up base product of its type, UVUB mousse, with its celebrated ultra-light texture, has grown in popularity, making shu uemura the NO. 1 make-up base brand in East Asia.** Today, this beloved icon is reborn to perfectly match the skin concerns of Asian women, instantly minimizing the appearance of pores, controlling shine and helping maintain a beautiful and lasting finish to your make-up look. 

This weightless formula is infused with new powders and skincare actives to aid exfoliation for smooth skin, control sebum, and achieve an optical pore-less effect. Create the perfect canvas and enter a new realm of beauty. 

Beauty lies in natural simplicity in this sumptuous weightless mousse that delivers only what skin needs. In 2013, the legend of UV under base mousse celebrates a glorious revolution…

*UVUB mousse series has been the top selling product for 4 consecutive years since 2008 in the shu uemura total face category. (based on shu uemura sales data)
**No.1 make-up base brand in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan. Based on sales amount: 
“East Asia 5 markets Consolidation – Selective Distribution Full Year 2011 report” (Copyright © 2012 Beauté Research SARL)

 
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Let's Compare with the original Shu uemura UV under base mousse in Pink.


POREraser mousse is more fine, moist and lighter as compare to the original UV under base mousse.


I let it sit on the back of my hand for about 30secs and you can see that the POREraser already start to slide off my hand. More watery as compare to the original UV under base mousse.


POREraser Pink is much brighter and abit pale as compare to the original UV under base mousse. The finishing is not as thick and matte as compare to the original UV under base mousse.

It's more lightweight, smoother and abit more moisturizing then the original.


Original UV under base mousse SPF30 PA +++ (65g)
New POREraser UV under base mousse  SPF35 PA+++ (50g)

POREraser will be replacing the original UV under base mousee.

I will do a more detail review soon ^_^


NEW! dual fit pressed powder

Price : SD$50 (case with brush : SD$20)

Available in 4 shades



A new dual powder for long lasting finish and dual concerns. Two unique textured powders create an air-like veil to help work against two major skin concerns: shine and dryness. 

Choose a powder depending on your skin condition, and mix the two powders for a balanced finish.





The brush feel soft and the cut of the bristle is nice cut for easy application.




Ingredients list

The powder feel finely milled.
(left: The moisture powder feels moist and soft)
(right :Feels very smooth and very fine)

these were heavy swatches... it blend out nicely without looking too PALE.





Both Shu uemura POREraser and Dual fit pressed powder will be available from 15th Feb 2013 onwards at all Shu uemura counters.



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

Information extracted from the press file.


Sunday, February 24, 2013

Sunplay Skin Aqua UV Moisture Milk SPF50

Sometimes back, Sunplay launched 3 new products under "Skin Aqua" range and I was provided with the Skin Aqua UR Moisture Milk with SPF 50+ PA+++


Introducing New Sunplay SKIN Aqua UV Moisture Milk SPF50 PA+++

Tired of greasy, strong-smelling sunscreen? Skin Aqua is ultra light with its Japanese watery liquid texture. The lotion is comfy and absorbs quickly without giving a white cast. It is non-greasy with a matt powdery finish for the perfect make-up primer. Non-sticky no matter how many times you re-apply.

Skin Aqua is fragrance, color, alcohol and oil free, and is suitable for all skin types.

Skin Aqua has Solarex-3, a revolutionary formula with 3 comprehensive levels of UV defense. It protects skin from surface to deep within for long hours. Super hydrating too!

The New Generation Solarex-3 (3-in-1 Sun Protection)
  • Long Lasting, Superior UV Protection: Advanced photo-stability with the highest UVA & UVB protection for long periods of safe sun exposure. UV rays are reflected away like from a mirror.
  • UV Anti-Aging Protection: Two powerful anti-aging ingredients, RonaCare Exotin and French Golden Algae, help to prevent pigmentation and wrinkles from surface to deep within.
  • Intense Hydration (Dryness Protection): Hyaluronic Acid, Collagen & Vitamin E intensely hydrate and lock-in moisture for long hours, so skin stays refreshingly moist.













After trying this sunblock on and off for a period of more then ONE month... here my thoughts on this new Skin Aqua UV Moisture Milk by Sunplay.

Note: 
I apply sunblock on clean face before my skincare (Read about it here)



  • The texture feel just like any "sunplay" product.. very runny and have a tiny bit of white tint to it.
  • Lightweight
  • It does feels abit oily (not those "thick" type of oily texture)
  • The oilyness make the it feel really smooth and silky on the skin. 
  • Give skin a nice smooth canvas for foundation (especially those "thick" type)
  • doesn't feel sticky
  • doesn't leave a white cast on the face
  • absorb quite well, thought it does feel abit silky type of oily film on the skin surface.
    I don't mind cos it make foundation application alot smoother. (if you don't like it, can use a piece of tissue to lightly dap off the serum.)
  • doesn't cause any skin irritation during the period of using the sunblock
  • doesn't cause any break out
  • Quite moisturizing, but if you have dry skin, do apply moisturizer.
  • The sunblock power was quite decent for normal day out.
  • But it's not that powerful if you going to stand under hotsun around noon period (say 12am to 3pm) .. I got minor sunburn from it without reapplying. (But not really that serious kind la.. only abit of itchyness, redness and minor flaking on my nose, chin and my forehead)
  • Not too sure about the "waterproof" cos I didn't wear this to the beach or swimming pool. But it doesn't feel too drying like most waterproof sunblock.
  • Skin does look abit radiant and supple with I have this sunblock on. 



  • Overall, this is a decent sunblock for all skin types.
    Might feel abit oily for oily skin.



    Price : SD$17.20

    The SUNPLAY Skin Aqua range is available at Watsons, Guardian, Sasa, Unity and other major department stores.

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


    Bionike Defence B-lucent

    (Products introduction)

    Bionike Defence B-lucent Anti-macchie, the new gentle and effective anti dark spot treatment available at Spa-lon and Watsons Singapore.




    Bionike's solution: A multi-active strategy for even and radiant skin

    • Methyl gentisate: obtained from the gentian root extract. Counters the activity of the tyrosinase enzyme.
    • Biomimetic peptide carried into skin in a liposome: multifunctional, as it acts by countering both the signal triggering melanogenesis and the enzymes involved in the entire melanin synthesis process.
    • Lipoamino acid (Undecylenoyl phenylalanine): also counters the signal triggering melanogenesis and prevents the transfer of melanin from melanocytes to the surrounding skin cells.
    • AHAs (alpha-hydroxy acids) - PHAs (poly-hydroxy acids): modulate the keratinisation process by stimulating cell turnover. In addition, PHAs also have antioxidant and moisturising effects.

     






    The five products from Bionike Defence B-lucent


    Step 1 : Preparation
    Day Peel
     Price : SD$89 (100ml)

    Creamy, rinse-off cleanser that removes impurities from skin and, thanks to the gentle exfoliating effect, provides immediate freshness and radiance to the face. 

    The special formulation is based on polyhydroxy acids, effective in modulating the keratinisation process, favouring cell turnover and providing hydration at the same time. Ideal for preparing skin to receive subsequent treatments.

    Used every day and in combination with other products in the Defence B-lucent line, it reduces dark spots and evens out the complexion.


    STEP 2 - Intensive treatment
    Skin-evening concentrate
    Price :

    Intensive treatment that favours the attenuation and reduction of brown spots and prevents their formation, helping to even out the complexion and make it radiantly alive.

    The active ingredients included work synergistically and complementarily on the synthesis of  melanin, helping to inhibit the onset of hyperpigmentation. Lighttextured, it is suitable for all skin types and is recommended for application both in the morning, alone or in combination with the cream, and in the evening, when the skin is most receptive.


    The concentrate doesn't feel too thick, sticky nor oily to touch.





    STEP 3 - Hydration and Protection
    Skin-evening face cream SPF15
    Price :

    Provides radiance and, upon regular use, reduces dark spots and prevents their formation. The special blend of active ingredients included allows to work on melanin production, countering the onset of hyperpigmentation (solar lentigo, age spots, post-acne marks).

    Helps to even out the complexion and protects the skin from any worsening due to daily sun exposure (SPF15). Ideal as a base for make-up.


    The face cream is not too creamy nor thick..








    Localised Treatment
    Roll-on Focus
    Price : SD$73 (15ml)

    Local, intensive, treatment that favours a more rapid attenuation of dark spots.

    The special ingredients included achieve a double effect: provide an immediate exfoliating action (alpha and polyhydroxy acids) and, at the same time, attenuate melanin production.

    The gel texture dries up rapidly and the handy roll-on format allows to precisely apply product on dark spots. (Includes an allergen-free fragrance)


    It's a roller type of tube...

    Light watery texture..



    Localised treatment
    Skin-evening hand cream SPF20
    Price :

    Richly textured, yet easily absorbed, protects skin and immediately makes it softer. Daily use helps to reduce the number and extension of dark spots and prevents their formation, also thanks to the sun filter included (SPF20).


    The hand cream is thick, creamy, abit oily and very moisturizing.




    Bionike's guarantees to provide the consumer, even with sensitive skin, with product tolerability, safety and effectiveness and a fair quality/price ratio.
    1. Nickel tested: nickel in traces less than 0.00001%
    2. Fragrance free
    3. Preservative free
    4. Gluten source free
    5. Strict selection of all ingredients
    6. Continuous research to develop highly agreeable formulations and use the latest active ingredients
    7. Products tested in vitro on a model with the same characteristics and reactions as human skin
    8. Products tested clinically under medical control
    9. Product testing according to pharmaceutical industry standards
    10. Packaging designed to preserve product integrity


    The press kit that I received at the blogger's preview session.


    lolx at the green brush and glove!!!
    No more harsh scrubbing our face to get rid of dark spots! (hahaha.. cute massage!)


    I will give these a try, after I recover from my flakey sunburned skin :(
    Review will be up once I try it out for atleast a month.


    Bionike Defence B-lucent available at SpaLon and Selected Guardian
    Price state above (under each products)




    Bionike Giveaway samples campaign, from 18th Feb 2013 to 28th Feb 2013
    Samples are on whilst stock last basis.

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

    Information extracted from press file.