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Detox & Hydrate with Eumora The Moor Bar with Hma Factor

UPDATE
You can get a FREE trial now fromย www.FreeEumora.comย with a small shipping and handling charge. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hi Lovelies! <3

How have you all been? I hope your weekend was fine, as was mine~ ๐Ÿ˜€

Today I’m sharing about a new skincare product that I’ve been using and enjoying; a facial bar to be exact!

Pre & First Impressions

When I was first invited via email to review this skincare product, I wasย not expecting to come to enjoy using the facial bar as I am now.ย As most of my skincare products, especially cleansers, come in a tube or modern plastic dispenser of some sort! Facial bar, ala LUX-style bars are meant for body soaps, not for facial cleansing, right? Well, I thought wrong. And I’m also glad to be able to report and share with you all why I enjoy using this soap bar! Read on for my review, then I will share with you just exactly what’s in this unique facial bar (marketing info. and ingredients benefits etc) that makes it effective and enjoyable to me. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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My Eumora bars came in an elegant Europe-style box with baroque print details, lovely isn’t it?
The Eumora bar set do not come with the plastic holder, but it will be necessary! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Close up of the box; Eumora The Moor Bar with Hma Factor.ย 

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4 small Eumora facial bars nicely packed within! Love it, reminds me of chocolates/snacks. ๐Ÿ˜›Eumora The Moor Bar with HMA Blogger Review Enabalista 4This is how the facial bar looks like, a milk chocolate colour bar. Incase you’re wondering and hungry, it’s not edible, lol. ๐Ÿ˜›

My Review ofย Eumora The Moor Bar with Hma Factor

After using the Eumora The Moor Bar with Hma Factor for two weeks, in the day and evening, the very first thing I noticed is how my face has a visible shine right after using it. Its hydrating factor is definitely something worth raving about. Imma gonna insert a photo of yours truly, bare face, right after using it:

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Bare face, cleansed and no that is not my facial oil shine on my nose and forehead… it’s a legit and visible shine every time after I use the bar! No photoshop or filter for this pic either! When I started using the facial bar, I was very impressed with the shine on my face after cleansing, I would look at my face in the mirror and go “wow”, this stuff is really hydrating!

So in addition to the cleansing and hydration effect of this facial bar, what I like is that it gently cleanses without any taut feeling after, so I know that it doesn’t strip my face off the necessary oil. In case you don’t know, if we strip our face of the good oils, it will cause our skin to churn out more oil. So to gently cleanse your face without stripping it completely off oil is better for your skin in the long run! The facial bar is fragrance free. To use, you will have to wash your hands, lather the soap bar in your hands and then spread and leave the lather on your face for 3 minutes before washing it off with water after.

A note of caution, you might experience a healing crisis, as in a breakout after using this product as it helps you to expel the toxins in the body. So don’t worry and it is normal.ย 

Here’s a clear Directions for use diagram:

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I will recommend people with normal to oily and acne prone skin to use this. People with dry skin should also use this. ๐Ÿ™‚

So just what goes into this facial bar that makes it hydrating and unique as I mentioned?

1. Moor

Natural Nutrient Rich Organic Mud from Europe

Moor has been used for well being for at least 2,000 years.
The Romans prized it for its health and strength promoting qualities,
even Cleopatra was reputed to have indulged in Moor as part of her beauty regimen.

Benefitsย 

Reacts Fast

Antiseptic

Detoxifying

Anti Inflammatory (Great for acne skin)

Wow! Sounds impressive isn’t it?

In case you think Cleopatra is merely a Shakespearean character ala in Anthony & Cleopatra, she really did exist.

REPUTATIONS: RICHARD BURTON, TAYLOR MADE FOR STARDOM

A cinematic portrayal of Anthony & Cleopatra.

Cleopatra VII Philopatorย (Greek:ย ฮšฮปฮตฮฟฯ€ฮฌฯ„ฯฮฑ ฮฆฮนฮปฮฟฯ€ฮฌฯ„ฯ‰ฯ; Late 69ย BC[1]ย โ€“ August 12, 30ย BC), known to history asย Cleopatra, was the last activeย pharaohย ofย Ancient Egypt, only shortly survived by her son,ย Caesarionย as pharaoh. The name Cleopatra is derived from theย Greekย name ฮšฮปฮตฮฟฯ€ฮฑฯ„ฯฮฑ (Kleopatra) which meant “glory of the father” in theย feminine form, derived from ฮบฮปฮตฮฟฯ‚ (kleos) “glory” combined with ฯ€ฮฑฯ„ฯฮฟฯ‚ (patros) “of the father” (the masculine form would be Kleopatros ฮšฮปฮตฮฟฯ€ฮฑฯ„ฯฮฟฯ‚).[2][3]. – Wikipedia.

ย Wait a minute, let me fact check if Cleopatra really did use Moor mud, I mean, she lived so many years ago… Is it just a marketing gimmick to name drop a classic Egyptian beauty to sell a modern day product? ๐Ÿ˜›

Source 1:

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According to this Spa shop, Queen Cleopatra took regular Mud and Milk Baths as her beauty ritual!

Source 2: Ehow.com

Therapeutic mud often comes from areas around mineral springs, and the high mineral content of the mud is regarded as one the main reasons for its beneficial effects.Cleopatra is said to have prized it so highly as a beauty treatment that she persuaded Mark Anthony to conquer the region and present it to her as a gift.ย Like seriously? Wow! The power of Cleopatra…

Read more :ย http://www.ehow.com/how_4442696_use-moor-mud-treatment.html

Source 3: WiseGeek.com

Moor mud is an organic peat substance formed by the decomposition of a variety of plants over a very long period of time. Extracted from the moorlands of Central Europe, it is a black paste that dissolves easily in water and has a high concentration of amino acids, minerals, plant hormones and vitamins. This mud has been valued for its beautifying and therapeutic properties from ancient times to the present day. It was used by the Romans and the Egyptians; Queen Cleopatra apparently took regular mud dips when she wasn’t bathing in milk. In modern times, people can avail themselves of this mud in spas and health centers, or purchase it for home use from health stores and online health therapy sites.ย 

The unique healing properties of this mud have been used to treat a variety of human and animal ailments. The mud has been found to relieve suffering associated with arthritis and rheumatism, soothe muscle aches and reduce joint swellings, and stimulate the immune system. Being an antibiotic and astringent, the mud has a cleansing effect on skin and is used in skin care as a facial or an entire body pack. Moorย mud treatmentย improves circulation, staves offย wrinklesย and gives the skin a healthy glow. It is often used to treat skin problems likeย acne, eczema andpsoriasiso.

Ok, so this Moor Mud thing is legit good for the skin and has healing properties, whether or not Cleopatra was so famously known to have used it in her beauty rituals.

2. MicroAlgae aka Chlorella Sorokiniana

(Sounds like a mix of Japanese and Brazil, lol)

Rich in Vitamin B1, B2, B12 and niacin which can increase the skin’s energy and protect the skin to stay away from all kinds of pressure (I think it means the radicals/pollutants in the air).

Benefits includes:
Deep moisturizing action (So this is what deeply hydrates and give me the shine after using it!)
Strengthens defense qualities of the skin barrier.
Gives extraordinary softness and brightness.

Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 10.54.37 pmAlsoย reviewed byย New Straits Times Paper journalist!

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UPDATE
You can get a FREE trial now fromย www.FreeEumora.comย with a small shipping and handling charge. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thank you for reading~

x

Ena

Replenish & Rejuvenate with Herbalife SKIN in 7 Days, Event & Products Review

Hi Lovelies!

How was your weekend? My weekend felt quite long cause it started early with my friends on Friday night followed by two eventful days on Sat and Sun. ๐Ÿ˜€

Today I’m sharing with you all photos from the Herbalife Skin launch and event from a while back plus my review of the products I’ve used!

When I received the event invite I was quite hesitant to go down because the event was right smack during Audi Fashion Festival week and I had events to attend to before and after. Additionally Herbalife is a nutrition company famous for their meal replacement formulas and their SKIN line is unheard of in Asia. On hindsight, I am veryย glad that I made the decision to attend because after personally meeting and hearing from Robert, the co-developerย of theย products, I have concluded that Herbalife SKIN is really a new force to be reckoned with in the skincare/beauty market. More about the people and products shortly!

As usual, photos of the event followed by my review of the skincare products. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Herbalife SKIN, designed to Replenish & Rejuvenate in just 7 days!

The stars of the afternoon;ย beautifully designed and chic Herbalife SKIN products and their packaging. Plus, this is quite possibly the best product shot that I have ever taken in my entire blogging career. The sun rays just streaming down so beautifully! *swoons*
Who says that a skincare product cannot look as good as the ingredients are beneficial for the skin, right?

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Daliea, the VP of Corp. Comm of Asia Pac. of Herbalife, giving an introduction to the companyย in Asia region.

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Another representative from Herbalife also sharing about Herbalife’s company and how well it’s doing in US and Asia.

In summary, Herbalife was founded in 1980 in Los Angeles (USA) with the goal to help people achieve a healthy, active life. Their products are sold through a network of independent Herbalife Members, a type of sales channel also known as direct selling. Now operating in 90+ countries with 7400+ employees globally and millions of customers. Herbalife brought in US$4.8 billion in net sales in 2013 and US$1.7 billion in net sales in Asia Pacific region alone and of course, these numbers are expected to be growing.

Herbalife as I mentioned earlier is famous for their Formula 1 Meal Replacement Shakes which is No.1 in the meal replacement category, according to Euromonitor Int. Ltd. 2014. They also have products catering to “Energy, Sports and Fitness”, “Personal Care Outer Nutrition” and “Targeted Nutrition”.

After the introductions, we have a pair of beauty experts sharing with us about the new Herbalife SKIN range; Robert Helmes, Herbalife consultant and co-developer of Herbalife SKIN and Laura Chacon-Garbato, director of Outer Nutrition Product Training of Herbal Life North America.

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Robert here sharing with us about the line.

The promise of Herbalife SKIN is to
have beautiful, healthier, younger looking skin through
Formula, Feel & Fast Results.

Formula
is its unique and optimum blend of: Vitamin B, antioxidant Vitamin C and E, Aloe Vera (which Robert likes to simply call Aloe) and other botanical (i.e. natural) ingredients. It is also paraben free, sulfate free and dermatologist tested.

Feel
is to be pampered with lush textures, and be soothed with silky soft lathers, inspired by the scents, smell fresh and be rejuvenated.

Fast Results
is enjoying maximum daily results including softer smoother and more radiant skin with long term benefits of a diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

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A photo with Laura & Robert.

I have attended many training workshops for personal growth, real estate and also beauty, so I know a good speaker when I see one. It’s remarkable, simply to be able to attend a workshop with a good trainer, or in this case 2 good trainers who are experienced, professional and most importantly knowledgeable about their products and range. It is truly a pleasure to have been able to hear from them personally and attend their presentation. ๐Ÿ™‚

As I spoke to them after and commended them on their engaging presentation, it was no wonder when they shared that the day after and essentially for the entire duration they are in Singapore they’re giving training workshops to media (like me), press and their own Herbalife members at the Herbalife Convention; where members from Japan, Indonesia and Malaysia come down. They aren’t just small time event trainers but big time event trainers!

I am undoubtedly impressed, it didn’t quite occur to me that a direct selling company such as Herbalife can beย so well organized and running impressively like any other corporations would! I guess having had brief experiences with other direct selling companies gave me theย mis-conception that direct selling companies generally overpromise and deliver therefore giving the impression that it isย inferior (in terms of company structure, products and training) compared to the bigger boys such as the departmental brands or high end brands… Perhaps I have happened to have a better experience and impression of Herbalife SKIN people and products,ย but I would definitely recommend you to go ahead and give Herbalife SKIN service & products a try! If you already have a current or prior experience, whether good or bad, feel free to share your experience in the comments below to let me know and also to share with other readers~ ๐Ÿ™‚

The event was held at Group Therapy Cafe, site here, FB hereย and their food and coffee is delightful! Definitely definitely love to go back again for a date or group session~~~

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Drink Coffee; do stupid things faster with more energy. HAHAA.

Finally time for product reviews!!!

Sharing my feelings~
I was very excited to use and review their products especially after attending the workshop and I think like watching a movie after reading a good review, even if the movie is indeed awesome, the awesome factor doesn’t weigh up accurately in our minds, because we have already set the bar higher at the awesome level. So it was the same for my pre-use experience and after use experience. I had tried the Clay and Berry Scrub during the workshop and I was completely sold on the premise of the entire range during the presentation. Did the products and range deliver the promise after I used them? Yes. But was I impressed? Not so much, simply because it worked like they said it would! Ok, we humans (or maybe just me? :P) are a bunch of people that’s hard to please, I know! So in essence, I’m trying to tell you is, the premise of the Herbalife SKIN range, it’s wonderful. Try it, use it with an open mind, with no expectations, then, decide for yourself if you’re duly impressed, or not. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Well as Herbalife SKIN is currently still fairly new to the Asia Pac market (launched in Oct 2013 in US, launched in June 2014 in Asia Pac) therefore it’s still lesser known, but once other bloggers or the wisdom of the female forums start to leave their recommendations and rave about the products (or my recommendations below, keke) Then you will know what are the really awesomeย (to be differentiated from the simply awesome)ย products.

Omg, I don’t know why I am sooooo chirpy and extra talkative in my review here. I’m not usually this verbose. But verbose is good, right? Moving on…

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Herbalife SKIN was generous in sponsoring the entire set of 10 products for use and review. Lovely packaging, once again! Comes with a sparkly make up pounch and Swarovski pen. I will explain the two bags shortly.

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The Herbalife SKIN offers three skin care programs โ€“ Basic, Advanced or Ultimate โ€“ which combine products from the range to address specific skin care concerns and deliver tailored results to consumers.
1) Basic Program includes Soothing Aloe Cleanser or Polishing Citrus Cleanser, Energizing Herbal Toner, Daily Glow Moisturizer and Replenishing Night Cream

2) Advanced Program includes Basic program with the addition of Line Minimizing Serum, Firming Eye Gel and Hydrating Eye Cream

3) Ultimate Program includes the Advanced Program with the addition of Purifying Mint Clay Mask and Instant Reveal Berry Scrub

Of course by now I’m sure you noticed the obvious numbers on the packaging that helps remind you which product goes on first.ย Plus if you open the paper wrapped around the casing, it shows you the entire steps too~ Yes, I am a beauty blogger but sometimes even I am not sure which product goes one first (cream, or serum, omg #firstworldproblems. In case you’re wondering, my answer is, it depends. Usually lightweight serum goes first, but where in a case of the cream is more lightweight then, cream before the heavier serum. #QED (stands for Quite Easily Solved, a math geek tutor taught us this in Secondary school, lol.))

Oh yes, btw, Guys can use this system too!

That’s why all the numbers cause it can be confusing, hahaha.

Another SUPER plusย point of this entire range is it’s airless pump nozzles. You never have to dig your fingers in to get the products! Major love!!

I will review the products individually before I go into my recommendation of sets and use if you decide to get the full range of 10 products.

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1. Herbalife SKIN Polishing Citrus Cleanser Review (Step 1)

Ingredients such as Vit B, C, E, Aloe Vera, Oils from Orange, Grapefruit, jojoba esters.

First off, I had high expectations for this Polishing Citrus Cleanser. I loveee beads in my cleansers that do its little scrubbing magic that makes my skin feel refreshed after a long day outside exposed to dust and all. However I did not fancy these little green beads which are a tad too big and stiff. In the light of things, these beads are seriously tiny, however they still feel fairly bulky (weird to refer these tiny things as bulky) compared to the other beaded cleanser counterparts, which I have used from both drugstores to departmental brands; Johnson & Johnson and Biotherm respectively.ย The plus of this cleanser is that is cleanses without leaving the skin overly taut/dry plus its awesome refreshing citrus-y scent which is always a welcome for an invigorating morning wash~ This facial wash is recommended for people with normal to oily skin types. I would recommend guys to use this! Especially if you prefer and are looking for beaded cleaners with bigger beads for a better feel during their facial cleansing step.

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Digressing a little here to talk about some Enabalista Trivia: According to my FB page insights, the number of recorded Male and Female FB followers are almost equal (Guys 51%), if that is accurate of my blog readers, then I actually have an almost equal male to female readership. Well of course I can’t use and recommend guy’s products to the guys, but I do have guy readers emailing me asking me about facials, one even complaining about my review, lol. If you’re a guy reader, would you like me to recommend skincare for you as well? Let me know! If so I can be more active in attending / researching Men’s Beauty and updating here as well. ๐Ÿ˜€

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2. Herbalife SKIN Soothing Aloe Cleanser Reviewย (Step 1)

Ingredients: Vit B, C, E, Aloe Vera, Coconut derived cleansing ingredients.

This cleanser is soothing and as pictured about it has a gel like consistency~ Recommended for Normal to Dry skin types as it is very hydrating and Aloe is known for its soothingย and restorativeย abilities so definitely recommended for sensitive skin types as well.
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3. Herbalife SKIN Energizing Herbal Toner Reviewย (Step 2)

Ingredients: Vit B, C, E, Aloe Vera, Potassium Alum.
This toner has a sweet mandarin citrus scent that preps the skin to better receive the serum and moisturizer for maximum effects.

I enjoyed using this toner immensely because of the scent which lingers on long after (in my nose and mind) and I look forward to using it. I think this is such a great benefit of the product; I am big with products with nice, sweet scents which are fresh and not cloying. It definitely hydrates the skin and preps it before the moisturizer and serum. I think it would be more appropriate to term this toner a fruity toner, or a citrus toner because I am not sure how the sweet mandarin citrus is herbal, is any way. Mandarin Citrus may be Oriental, but not herbal. Haha.

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4. Herbalife SKIN Line Minimizing Serumย (Step 3)

Ingredients: Vit B, C, E and Aloe Vera, Chestnut Seed Extract, Peptide.
Multi functional serum helps diminish the visible signs of aging.

I only use this on my forehead and laugh lines, to prevent lines, lol. The serum is a whitish gel like cream and applies smooth and clears clean. At $100.19 a bottle, it’s the priciest product of the entire range. While it does not have an instant effect and neither can I boast that it has worked on my relatively young (23 year old) skin, what I enjoy and take away from my experience is the texture and feel of this serum is velvety without being oily or greasy AND it did not break me out on my normal to oily skin. *thumbs up*

This product is definitely targeted at an older crowd who is concerned about minimizing lines, able and glad to shell out the dollars.ย Robert (the Herbalife consultant and co-developer of the range) swears by it andย uses it very generously on his face and at his 40s his face still looks like his 30s. Of course he would, and we will have to take his word for it, don’t we? ๐Ÿ˜›
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5.ย Herbalife SKIN Hydrating Eye Creamย (Step 4)

Ingredients: Vit B, C, E and Aloe Vera, Macadamia Nut Oil, Cucumber extract, Peptide.

This is my 2ndย favourite product from the range. I super love the cucumber scent of this product. It’s refreshing and lightweight eye cream which I would love to apply all over my face except that it would probably be a waste to, so I keep it just around my eyes as recommended, it’s not called an Eye Cream for fun, haha.

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6. Herbalife SKIN Firming Eye Gelย (Step 4)

Ingredients: Vit B, C, E and Aloe Vera, Macadamia Nut Oil, Cucumber extract.

This Eye Gel isn’t as lightweight as the Hydrating Cream and I personally prefer the Hydrating Eye Cream. As such you can pick which is a bigger concern for you, if you want to increase the firmness of your eye area then you might want to opt for this instead.

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7. Herbalife SKIN Daily Glow Moisturizerย (Step 5)

Ingredients: Vit B, C, E and Aloe Vera,ย Sunflower seed oil, Spilanthes Acmella Flower extract, Macadamia nut oil, Olive oil, Sesame seed oil.

This is my favourite product from the entire range~ ! I super love how my skin has that glow after using, the product is shimmery beige after dispensed from the bottle and I apply it on my skin as the step 5, before sunblock and that’s all I need for a foundation free day or I I want more coverage, with a BB cream after and I feel that my skin has that beautiful glow~ Some people like to look for bronzer to give them a healthy glow, I think this is moisturizer equivalent to a bronzer, or for those who are familiar, it’s like a tinted moisturizer.

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8. Herbalife SKIN Replenishing Night Creamย (Step 5)

Ingredients: Vit B, C, E and Aloe Vera,ย Sunflower seed oil, Macadamia nut oil, Olive oil, Sesame seed oil,ย Spilanthes Acmella Flower extract.

I definitely recommend this if you’re looking for a night cream that’s hydrating without being oily. I use it especially for nights I have air con turned on to keep my skin hydrated. It’s one of the luxurious night cream that I can safely use without breaking my skin out, woohoo~

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9. Herbalife SKIN Instant Reveal Berry Scrub

Ingredients: Vit B, C, E and Aloe Vera, Coconut derived cleansing ingredients, ย Exfoliating beads and blueberry seeds.

ย You can’t see the exfoliating beads which is colourless in the photo above and I love the blueberry seeds which adds to the natural feel and scent of the product. I personally like scrubs with natural fruit seeds for a more raw experience, like I am in touch with nature. Plus, I am a huge fan of Berries (excuse me, who isn’t?) So this is a no brainer, it’s a scrub I recommend~

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10. Herbalife SKIN Purifying Mint Clay Mask

Ingredients: Vit B, C, E and Aloe Vera, Bentomite Clay, Rosemary leaf oil and Spearmint Oil.
This rich clay mask has the absorb and toning effects of bentomite clay to remove dirt and excess oil.

I think the photo demonstration above speak for itself!! For the uninitiated, Clay Masks in addition to being super good for removing dirt and excess oil, they are also known to leave the skin soft and hydrated According to Robert and Laura, the Berry Scrub and Clay Mask are popular favourites in US and my personal experience is in agreement with the US sentiments as well, keke. Also, at S$37.75 it is about 30% cheaper than the Helenere one which I have reviewed before! Do I think this is a alternative to the Helenere one? You bet!

All the products are sold singly, and after using the products, here’s my personal recommendation of 2 set formations:

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Ena’s Recommendation 1) For Normal to Oily Skin, Polishing Citrus & Mint Mask Lovers

Basic Program;ย Polishing Citrus Cleanser, Energizing Herbal Toner, Daily Glow Moisturizer and Replenishing Night Cream
+ Line Minimizing Serum, Hydrating Eye Cream & Purifying Clay Mask

Day Use:
1. Polishing Citrus Cleanser,
2. Energizing Herbal Toner,
3. Line Minimizing Serum,
4. Hydrating Eye Cream,
5. Daily Glow Moisturizer.

Night Use:ย 
1. Polishing Citrus Cleanser,
2. Energizing Herbal Toner,
3. Line Minimizing Serum,
4. Hydrating Eye Cream,
5. Replenishing Night Cream.

Purifying Clay Mask (1-2 times a week only)

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Ena’s Recommendation 2) For Normal to Dryย Skin, Soothing Aloeย Cleanser & Berry Scrubย Lovers

Basic Program;ย Soothing Aloeย Cleanser, Energizing Herbal Toner, Daily Glow Moisturizer and Replenishing Night Cream
+ Line Minimizing Serum, Hydrating Eye Cream &ย Berry Scrub

Day Use:
1. Soothing Aloeย Cleanser,
2. Energizing Herbal Toner,
3. Line Minimizing Serum,
4. Hydrating Eye Cream,
5.ย Daily Glow Moisturizer.

Night Use:ย 
1. Soothing Aloeย Cleanser,
2. Energizing Herbal Toner,
3. Line Minimizing Serum
4.ย Hydrating Eye Cream,
5. Replenishing Night Cream.

Instant Reveal Berry Scrubย (Use when necessary)

Herbal Life Skin Blogger Review

Ena’s Recommendation 3) For Normal skin. Ultimate Program, Full Set with Price List incl. GST in SGD!
Basically use the Polish Citrus in the day, Aloe Cleanser in the night, and Add ons use the Berry Scrub first before using the MInt Mask for a Spa like treatment at home~

Day Use:
1. Polishing Citrus Cleanser, S$44.52
2. Energizing Herbal Toner, S$33.79
3. Line Minimizing Serum,ย S$100.19
4. Hydrating Eye Cream,ย S$70.02
5.ย Daily Glow Moisturizer,ย S$75.45

Night Use:ย 
1. Soothing Aloeย Cleanser, S$44.52
2. Energizing Herbal Toner,S$33.79
3. Line Minimizing Serum,ย S$100.19
4. Firming Eye Gel,ย S$70.02
5. Replenishing Night Cream,ย S$75.45

Instant Reveal Berry Scrubย (Use when necessary), S$34.84
Purifying Clay Mask (1-2 times a week only), S$37.75.

Total $511.10.

If you want to get ownย Replenish & Rejuvenate with Herbalife Experience, simply contact Herbalife onlineย here and they will put you the member closest to yourย proximity to contact you~

Thank you Herbalife SKIN for your products, & Fiona & Yvette of In.Fom PR for the invite, I had a lot of fun using and reviewing them~

Thank you for reading~

x

Ena

Launch of PCA Smart Skin Solutions at Marina Bay Sands

 

Hi lovelies! <3

A while back I was invited to attend the launch of PCA Smart Skin Solutions at Marina Bay Sands ballroom.

For the uninitiated, let me fill you in more about PCA Skin, taken from there site hereย http://www.pcaskin.com/about:

Founded as Physicianโ€™s Choice of Arizona, Inc. by an aesthetician working with a handful of physicians, we have evolved into Physicians Care Alliance, LLC, a global organization serving over 5,000 medical practices in the United States, with products sold in over 70 countries around the globe. Throughout our history, we have consistently been referred to as PCA SKIN, a company dedicated to the science of healthy skin.

PCA SKIN has been and continues to be a trusted industry leader in the development of gentle, yet highly effective professional treatments and daily care products for over two decades. With a team dedicated to serving others, our vision is to improve peopleโ€™s lives; we do so on a daily basis by partnering with physicians and clinicians to provide a proven process combining aesthetics and science for healthy, beautiful skin. We set the bar high when it comes to innovative skin care, being acknowledged in prominent medical textbooks as the originator of advanced blended chemical peel formulations.

PCA SKIN treatments and products are available exclusively through licensed skin health professionals that have been trained and certified by PCA SKIN in their use. PCA SKIN certification is sought after by medical professionals across the nation. The knowledge gained from our exceptional education enables professionals to build successful practices and achieve the most effective results from PCA SKIN daily care products and professional treatments.

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Here we are at the panel of discussion by L-R: Douglas Abel, CEO of PCA Skin, Ivana S. Veljkovi, R&D Manager of PCA Skin and CEO of Zoรซ Nissi Pte Ltd, PCA Skin’sย exclusive distributor in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore. Zoรซ Nissi Pte Ltd is a Singapore based company and dedicated in distributing quality and innovative physicians dispensed skin health products. Yes, it means that the skincare products distributed by Zoe Nissi are only available at doctor’s clinics and not available over the counter. More details of where to locate these clinics at the end of the post.

There was an excellent buffet spread at the event thanks to MBS, I must have been busy indulging that I forgot to take photos! >.<

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After the panel of discussion, we headed over to the launch area where we attended an introduction of the PCA Skin brand and a very thorough talk of Dr Ivana explaining the types of skincare products by PCA Skin.

Without further ado, here are the products gifted to the media for review!
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Some of PCA Skin’s star products, L-R:
1. Facial Wash for normal skin type, also suitable for body wash
2. Weightless Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 45
3. ExLinea Peptide Smoothing Serumย 

2014-06-04 00.30.33PCA Skin Facial Wash
This gentle latic acid formulation includes a novel cleansing blend that effectively removes environmental impurities and makeup while leaving the skin hydrated, soothed and pH balanced. Recommended for normal skin on the face and body.

Ingredients included:
Lactic Acid: a alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) naturally found in milk and sugars,ย it moisturizes the skin.
Aloe Vera Leaf Juice: purifying ingredient best known for its softening and soothing benefits.
Allantoin: antioxidant that soothes the skin
Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract – calms and soothes the skin
Directions for use: Apply a dime sized amount to damp skin and massage into a light foaming lather. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. Follow with toner, serums and sunblock in the daytime and moisturiser in the evening.

ย Review
First of all there is a strong traditional chinese medicine scent to this facial wash, which I accrue to the Willow Bark Extract. I have to say that the scent alone would put me off from using this facial foam for the long term, but as the Chinese idiom goes, ่‰ฏ่ฏ่‹ฆๅฃ, bitter medicine is good for health. As the benefits of the willow bark extract calms and soothes the skin. I just really wish that they could have added in some natural fragrant ingredients to mask the scent though. I first lather the facial wash in my hands and then apply and massage all over my skin. It is a gentle wash and it leaves my skin with just a light tinge of tautness. I would recommend this for people who have sensitive skin and require a wash that is gentle, calming, soothing and free from artificial ingredients.

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Weightless Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 45
This broad spectrum sunscreen provides UVA/UVB protection with the technology of ultra sheer zinc oxide and a blend of additional sunscreen ingredients. It also contains the important antioxidants silybin, also known as milkย thistle, and caffaine. Its unique quick absorbing and light finish makesย Weightless Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 45 ideal for patients with oily or breakout-prone skin and those who dislike the feel of traditional sunscreen products.

Ingredients includes:
Zinc Oxide (0.9%): provides broad spectrum UV protection by reflecting, scattering and absorbing UV rays.
Octinoxate (7.5%): absrobs and filters UV rays.
Caffeine: supports anti oxidant* activity
Silybin: an antioxidant*
Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E): is a fat soluble antioxidant vitamin and emollient ingredient.

*Antioxidantsย protect skin by limiting the production of free radicals, which can damage skin cells.ย Antioxidantsย inย skin careย products can do a lot for the health and appearance of your skin, including reducing the signs of aging. From calming inflamed skin to tightening and toning, antioxidants offer great benefits from natural sources. See more info. here.

Directions for use: smooth on skin after cleansing. Allow to absorb 30 minutes prior to daytime exposure. Reapply after two hours of sun exposure and repeat every two hours as needed. It is recommended for daily use.

Review:
As I am writing this review I realize that I have very strong opinions on the scents for all the 3 products for review. For this sunblock, there is a strong sunblock scent reminiscent of heavy duty Banana Boat types of sunblock. I can’t identify where the scent comes from, but I’m guessing it is one or the combination of active ingredients Zinc Oxide and Octinoxate that gives sunblocks that sunblock scent. So once I smell it, I think of swimming pools and sunny beaches – well, you know the places I go to when I need sunblocks.

Once again, gonna let the photos speak for themselves:

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A little goes a long way. This is how the sunblock looks like. White and semi-liquid.2014-06-04 00.34.32
After application, a whitish tinge.2014-06-04 00.34.53
After thorough application, it leaves the skin with a white layer, which is super reminiscent of the sunblocks I used to use when I was younger, those days when I go swimming every single day for June holidays! I would recommend this forย days when you’re just heading out without make up and of course to the pool or beach where we usually don’t put on make up! On normal days I recommend using this on your hands and legs where its exposed to the sun. Not so recommended for daily application before make up as it tends to be slightly greasy for its heavy duty nature. Well unless, you know you’re heading out to a sunny place and you need that extra coverage. Then yes, go ahead and protect yourselfย before the scorching sun dries up the sunblock and your skin!

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ExLinea Peptide Smoothing Serum
This treatment formulation synergistically hydrates, smoothes and firms aging skin. It contains ingredients that minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Key ingredients:
Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 (Argireline) – works to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinklling.
Sodium Hyaluronate – has the ability to hold 1000 times its weight in water; plays an important role in skin hydration.
Squalene: is a naturally occurring oil found in such foods as olives and wheat germ. It helps to keep the skin moist.
Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax: helps to moisturize and smooth the skin.
Directions for use: after cleansing and toning, smooth one to two pumps onto area of wrinkling and laxity, concentrating on the lines around the eyes, forehead and mouth.

Review:
No doubt, this is my favourite product of the three. I have been using this for the past week, I love the zesty orange scent and it’s a light liquid, very hydrating and boast of minimizing wrinkles. I have been using it on my forehead and my hands. You’ll see the photos below. I have already been raving about this to my sisters after using it and I am planning to pass to my mum after using it.
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Lightweight liquid. See the difference on my hands before and after application.2014-06-04 00.36.20

My hand is visibly refreshed and hydrated.
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Close up to show you that the fine lines are really plumped as promised by the write up! Excellent!!!

To obtain the PCA Skin products reviewed above, check out theย full list of Zoe Nissi distribution clinics here:ย http://www.zoenissi.sg/location.html

A big thank you to PCA Skin, Zoe Nissi Singapore for the invitation!

Thank you for reading! <3

x

Ena