Thursday October 18, 2012
DRY skin is a common skin condition and Asians are especially vulnerable, given their thin, delicate outer epidermal layer.
According to research by Origins, perpetually dehydrated skin may lack a naturally occurring enzyme, Caspase-14, which helps skin produce and maintain critical moisture levels.
Make A Difference Plus + features a combination of potent botanical and natural ingredients that are touted to work in tandem to support skin’s vital Natural Moisturising Factor (small, hygroscopic molecules that produce moisture and help skin retain a natural reservoir of hydration).
The formula offers lychee and watermelon extracts that work together with Rhodocrosite, a red-coloured gemstone, to help boost moisture production.
The Rejuvenating Treatment is the latest essential step in reversing ongoing dehydration.
The gel cream is particularly suited for delicate, dehydration-prone Asian skin. The formulation is claimed to deeply penetrate and repair moisture deficiency. Skin is said to emerge replenished, restored and visibly rejuvenated.
The Rejuvenating Moisturizer is claimed to instantly replenish vital moisture while helping maintain long-lasting results.
Rose of Jericho enables skin to bounce back from dehydration while Padina Pavonica reinforces calcium’s barrier-boosting benefits. Skin appears soft, supple and more youthful.
Price: RM190 (each).
Available at all Origins counters.
AFTER Annick Goutal created Eau de Camille in 1983 for her daughter, she went on to create Petite Cherie.
This year, the fragrance’s limited edition butterfly and ribbed bottle appears dressed with a celadon green organza ribbon coupled with a golden medal, which can be worn as a pendant or bracelet.
The sweet, fruity and gourmet notes of peach and pear mixed with the flowery touches of rose musk on a vanilla base embodies the “Child Woman” image painted by Goutal. Price: RM350 to RM779.
There’s also a new limited edition body cream, an elaborated formula highly concentrated in perfume.
Its light texture moisturises the skin without greasy traces.
Key ingredients include allantoin, which give a softening effect, avocado oil which protects and revitalises, and vitamins A and E, which improves skin’s elasticity. RM269.
Sold at Annick Goutal boutiques; Isetan @ Suria KLCC amd Garden, KL; and Kensapothecary Empire Shopping Gallery in Subang Jaya, Selangor.
MOST women carry around at least a lipstick in their handbags but little else in their make-up kit. But if you want to give your eyes a quick pick-me-up just before an event, Silkygirl’s new, limited edition Eye Love Handbag eyeshadow palette is cute and handy.
Contained in a mini handbag casing, it is available in two designs, each with three complementary shades.
Desert Rose offers three earthy shades to create a natural look and enhance your eyes. With Floral Tote, you can get creative with pink, mauve and shimmery white for a fun, playful look. All shades have a light texture, making them easily blendable on eyelids. The Eye Love Handbag eyeshadow palette retails at RM19.90.
For longer and fuller lashes, check out Silkygirl’s new Big Eye Collagen Waterproof Mascara. Key ingredients such as collagen is said to help plump up lashes while conditioning and protecting them.
Super intense black pigment is said to build up volume instantly while its film formula helps the mascara last longer and prevent smudging, yet easily removed with warm water.
Price: RM22.90. Available at leading pharmacies, personal care and department stores nationwide.
WE all know royal jelly and cordyceps are supposed to be good for health. But what if they’re incorporated into skincare? Packed with a variety of natural ingredients is the 3D Skin Perfection range of products from Lumine Japan.
Formularised with substances from royal jelly, cordyceps sinesis and coenzyme Q10, the line-up aims to help you achieve youngerlooking skin. The full range consists of a Hydrating Facial Foam, Skin Balancing Lotion, Beauty White Essence, Advance Skin Repair Essence, Rich Emollient Moisturising Cream and Whitening Night Collagen.
The cleanser features ingredients like red ginseng extract, Japan brown seaweed extract and cordyceps sinensis to help deeply purify skin and promote cell regeneration. The essence is formulated with concentrated amounts of caviar, placenta extract and organic Japanese radish enzyme believed to help cells rejuvenate.
Meanwhile, the moisturising cream is claimed to contain 24 different kinds of ingredients including marine collagen, caviar, placenta protein and coenzyme Q10 to help restore the natural lustre of skin and reduce signs of ageing.
Available at Lumine outlets nationwide. Prices range from RM154 to RM360.