Thursday February 7, 2013
Surge of moisture
SKIN is especially vulnerable to moisture loss during the night when the barrier function is compromised. Clinique’s new Moisture Surge Overnight Mask is said to work throughout the night to replenish skin with intense moisture.
A luxurious no-rinse formula, it is claimed to exploit night time skin behaviour to deliver intense hydration to skin.
It replenishes skin with moisture-locking hyaluronic acid, creating an invisible moisture mesh to preserve optimal hydration.
The mask works on a three-prong approach of providing intense hydration, strengthening the skin barrier while nurturing and calming the skin.
A moisture surge via a cocktail of ingredients including aloe barbadensis leaf water, trehalose and sorbitol, and sodium hyaluronate is delivered to the skin. Murumuru seed butter, wheat bran and olive extracts promote barrier repair and strengthen skin while shea butter, mango butter and pomegranate sterols help achieve instant and long term moisturisation.
Apply in the evening as the final step in your skincare regimen. There is no need to rinse off until the next morning.
Price: RM125. Available at all Clinique counters.
Sowing the right seeds
DON’T underestimate the power of little seeds! Korean skincare brand TheFaceShop has a new range with chia seed as its “ultimate weapon” against dry skin. It seems chia seed, dubbed the “king of moisture”, can soak up to 10 times its weight in water.
It is claimed that when applied or consumed, it can help you stay hydrated longer.
The innovative moisturising skincare range is targeted at women in their 20s to 40s. It has 100% (organic) chia seed extracts instead of water, no additives and is dermatologically tested.
Seven products are available, including its bestseller Moisture-Holding Seed Cream. The others are Boosting Essence, Soothing Mist Toner, Watery Toner, Watery Lotion, Watery Eye & Spot Essence and Moisture-Holding Seed Essence.
After cleansing, Chia Seed Boosting Essence is the first-step to add moisture to thirsty skin. The essence is said to open up pores and penetrate easily into the skin. For quick soothing and moisture-recharging, spray on Chia Seed Soothing Mist Toner.
The Lotion is claimed to improve suppleness and moisturise while the Eye & Spot Essence lightens dark eye circles and hydrates the skin. Chia Seed Moisture-Holding Seed Essence has moisture jelly capsules containing condensed organic chia seeds that helps towards a crystal-clear and moisturised skin appearance while the moisturising Cream, with “freshly germinated chia seeds in water drops”, is best used as a night cream, but people with dry skin can also use it in the day.
The Chia Seed range retails between RM69.90 and RM109.90. Available at TheFaceShop outlets.
IT’S all in the eye of the beholder they say. And, it helps if you take care of the way your eyes look too. Rodial introduces BB venom eye, a triple action lightweight brightening concealer.
Aside from helping to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, the concealer also is touted to work its magic to hydrate skin around the eye area and reduce puffiness.
All these benefits are possible due to active ingredients syn-ake, a neuro-peptide that mimics mild Botox-like effects.
Hyaluronic acid provides instant plumping 3D effect while moisturising and hydrating skin. Silica-based Ronasphere LDP reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The concealer is available in two shades – Aspen and Malibu.
Price: RM155. Available at Robinsons @ The Gardens, Mid Valley City; Isetan @ Suria KLCC and The Gardens Mid Valley City; and Parkson @ Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.
WAKE up to glowing skin with Skinz UV White Perfect White BB Cream, a beauty balm with the benefits of skincare and make-up to hydrate and moisturise skin.
Enriched with Radiant-Gene Activator, the formulation is claimed to protect skin’s DNA and brighten skin. This advanced formulation contains sakura extract and lipo vitamin C to give fairer, suppler and radiant skin.
The lightweight cream also contains SPF 30 PA ++ to protect skin from environmental pollutants and harmful UV rays. Vitamin E and blemish control properties are included to provide a natural dewy-looking finish to complexion.
Retails at RM42.90. Available at all leading stores and pharmacies.