Monday, 28 July 2014

Review: La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-light Fluid (Sponsored)

La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-light Fluid (50ml)
This week review is on La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-light Fluid. I had been chosen to participate in their blind test and then test this new product months ago before its being launch. 

Overall, this UV protection cream do not really suit my oily sensitive skin. After using for a few days, blemish outbreak appear on my forehead. Although the product says it for sensitive skin, but I still feel that the product is too oily for my face. But it still come in handy for application on my hands and legs. 

La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-light Fluid Summary
La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-light Fluid is a new UV protection fluid, that is non-perfumed, paraben free, non-comedogenic and very water resistant.

Its SPF50+ and PPD42 that is very high protection again UVA and UVB, is suitable for sensitive and sun intolerant skin. 
Committed to dermatology.
UVA and UVB
Protections.
Precautions
For more information, go to La Roche-Posay website and La Roche-Posay SG Facebook Page.  

How to use La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-light Fluid?
Apply generous amount of sunscreen protection just before exposure to sun. Re-apply frequently and generously to maintain protection, especially after swimming and perspiring or toweling.  
Ingredients
What is written on the box.
My Review
I had been chosen to participate in their blind test and then test this new product months ago before its being launch.

The sunscreen came in a white rectangular bottle. 
Sunscreen bottle.
The sunscreen has a white fluid texture. It does not have have any fragrance smell. However, after applying, I did smell a very light smell which is not pleasant to me. 
How the sunscreen look liked.
Before using it, I actually shake the bottle. The product came with a ball bearing. So when shake, it gave off a sound. This also helps to mix the product well before application. 

After apply, my skin do not feel sticky at all. It did feel light but I feel that it is a bit oily. 

After applying this sunscreen for a few days, my forehead start to develop blemish outbreak. Although it did say that its suitable for sensitive skin, I feel that its too oily for my skin. 
Blemish Outbreak after using the product.
But I did not waste the product, I apply it to my hands and legs instead. And it did provide excellent sun protection. 

Overall, this UV protection cream do not really suit my oily sensitive skin. After using for a few days, blemish outbreak appear on my forehead. Although the product says it for sensitive skin, but I still feel that the product is too oily for my face. But it still come in handy for application on my hands and legs.

Therefore, I personally recommend that if you do not have oily skin, you may give this product a try. After all, it really did great sun protection. 

Where to buy it?
La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-light Fluid can be bought from July at all leading pharmacies, supermarkets and hypermarkets at S$46.90 for 50ml bottle. 

Where to get samples?
No sample redemption for this product. :( 

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Free Sample: Ah Yuan Soap Sample


Free Ah Yuan Soap Sample.

How to get them?
  1. Like and Share Ah Yuan Soap Singapore Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/YuanSoapSingapore
  2. Like and Share their post https://www.facebook.com/YuanSoapSingapore/photos/a.370841936362680.1073741833.351782751601932/610648745715330/?type=1
  3. PM them your address.
Limits
  • Soap samples of 25g each are given out randomly (mailed to your given address)
  • This is a while stocks last promotion
  • Limited to 1 sample per FB account
  • Valid for Singapore only.    

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Review: Nivea Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Eye Roll-On

Nivea Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Eye Roll-On (10ml)
This week review is on Nivea Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Eye Roll-On. This is given in the goodies bag during one of Watsons sales. 

Have been using this product for quite sometime now, but till now, I have not seen any significant results on using this. It does not really do what is stated on reducing sign of fatigue, puffiness and wrinkles. This product does not really work on me.

Nivea Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Eye Roll-On Summary
Nivea Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Eye Roll-On revitalize and refreshes the skin around the eye. 

Benefits:
  • Reduces signs of fatigue whilst instantly cooling and reducing puffiness. 
  • Supports your skin's own natural Q10 to help fight the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • With a nickel-free roller ball to massage your eye area and for ease of application. 
  • Smoother, brighter and younger-looking skin around your eyes.
What is stated on the box.
For more information, go to Nivea Website

How to use Nivea Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Eye Roll-On?
  1. Before use, lightly shake the bottle.
  2. Apply the roll-on under your eye area using circular motions, beginning from your inner corner.
  3. If needed, gently dab towards your nose with your finger.
How to use the product.
My Review
This is given in the goodies bag during one of Watsons sales. Watsons got so many sales, don't really remember which one. But its one of them. :)

The Nivea Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Eye Roll-On came in a small thin tube. 

How the tube look liked.
Being called Eye Roll-On, the product came in a roller ball. 

Roller Ball.
I actually quite like these kind of eye product with roller ball. Its convenient and useful for massage around the eye area. :) 

I have to shake the tube before applying. Shaking the tube, allows the essence to stay on the roller ball. 

The product on the roller ball.
The product itself is non-fragrance and is pretty light weight. The roller ball, when massage around the eye area, provides a cooling and comfortable feeling. 

After massaging, I can feel hydrating effect it has on my eye area. 

However, I have been using this product for quite sometime now, other than cooling and hydrating, it does not have any other significant effects on my eye area. It really did not reduce my puffiness nor does it have effect on the signs of fatigue and fine-lines. 
Before
After
This product really does not work on me. So I will probably not use it any more after this tube is finished. :(  

Where to buy it?
While, no idea where this can be found. But its a goodies given by Watsons. Therefore, it should be found in Watsons Store. :)

Where to get samples?
Hmm....no sample for this product that I know. :( 

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Free Sample: Vagisil FRESHDAY Feminine Cleansing Wipes 5s'


Free box of Vagisil FRESHDAY Feminine Cleansing Wipes 5s' samples.

How to get them?
  1. Like Vagisil Singapore Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/vagisilsg
  2. Go to https://a.pgtb.me/ZSLVJf
  3. Fill in the details and submit. 
Limits
  • Valid for fans residing in Singapore only.
  • Limited to 1 box per fan. 
  • The free box of Vagisil FRESHDAY Feminine Cleansing Wipes 5s' will be sent within a month.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Review: Bio-essence Tanaka White 4X Intensive White Serum and Double Whitening Day Cream (Sponsored)

Bio-essence Tanaka White 4X Intensive White Serum and Double Whitening Day Cream (30ml/50g)
This week review is on Bio-essence Tanaka White 4X Intensive White Serum and Double Whitening Day Cream SPF 20. I was sponsored by SampleStore.com to review Bio-essence Tanaka White products. 

After using their Serum and Day Cream for about 1 week, the product is able to help prevent new dark spot from forming on my skin and it helps to maintain my current complexion. After applying, skin feels smooth and it prepares my skin for easier makeup application. 

Bio-essence Tanaka White 4X Intensive White Serum and Double Whitening Day Cream Summary
Tanaka is a traditional natural whitening and UV protection, sensational skin cooling and hydration efficacies in one that is adored and love by women in Myanmar. 

Bio-essence Tanaka White 4X Intensive White Serum
The Tanaka white 4X Intensive White Serum is Bio-essence's star product. It's specially blended with traditional and modern ingredients giving 4X whitening benefits. It fight darkness on outside and work fairness from within.

Especially contain the following active ingredients:
  • Alpha-Arbutin (9X more effective than Beta-Arbutin in skin whitening)
  • Tanaka Extract™
  • Kojic Acid
  • Tranexamic Acid
  • Bio-energy Fluid
  • Bio Mineral Amino Acid Essence
Active Ingredients
Benefits:
  • Effectively lighten existing pigments and spots.
  • Block tyrosinase and inhibits the production of melanin to prevent dark spots and reduce darkening after UV exposure.
  • Even out skin tone, whiten & brighten complexion.
  • Moisturizes and cools skin.
  • Skin exudes radiance, for a smooth, fair & healthy looking complexion.
  • Skin’s fairness intensifies for flawless fair skin which glows from within.
Benefits
Bio-essence Tanaka White Double Whitening Day Cream SPF 20
The Tanaka white Double Whitening Day Cream comes with SPF 20 Tanaka Extract and
Tranexamic Acid which visibly reduces dark spots and evens out skin tone.


Active Ingredients:
  • Tanaka Extract
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Tranexamic Acid
  • Pomelo Extract
  • Ginseng Extract
  • Angelica Extract
  • Gingko Extract
  • minerals
Active Ingredients
Benefits:
  • SPF20 to protect against harmful UV rays.
  • Tanaka Extract™ shields skin from external pollutants, keeps skin cool and moisturized under hot weather.
  • Contains Tranexamic Acid that helps to significantly brighten and even out skin tone.
  • Provides skin with trace mineral elements and precious herbal extracts such as ginseng, angelica and gingko. 
  • Lightens and prevents freckles, dark spots and pigmentation. 
Benefits
And it is stated that visible results will be seen in just 4 days!

For more information, please go to Bio-essence Facebook Page. 

How to use Tanaka White products?
Bio-essence Tanaka White 4X Intensive White Serum
Apply twice a day after cleansing. Spread a sufficient amount of the serum evenly onto entire face. Then, apply another layer over areas with dark spots & freckles.
Ingredients
Bio-essence Tanaka White Double Whitening Day Cream SPF 20
Apply daily on clean face during the day. Smooth cream evenly onto face until fully absorbed.
Ingredients
My Review
I was sponsored by SampleStore.com to review Bio-essence Tanaka White products.

Ok let's start with 4X Intensive White Serum first. The serum comes in a very nice bottle. 
How the serum bottle looks like.
To use the serum, I will need to press the top button to extract the serum into the tube and release it by pressing the button again. I must say, I really need to press a lot of times in order to get the right amount.
Pumping tube to get the serum out of the bottle.
The serum is white in color and have a creamy texture. It produces a light fragrance smell. It is pretty lightweight and really non greasy at all. But I do feel a bit sticky after applying it. 
How the serum looks like.
After applying, although it feels a bit sticky, but skin looks smooths and feels moisturize and cool. It also prepares the skin for moisturizer application.

The Double Whitening Day Cream came in a very class tub.
How the Day Cream Tub looks like.
The day cream is cover with an internal lid that is easy to remove. 
Opening the internal lid.
The day cream is light orange in color and is creamy in texture. It produces a fragrance smell. It is also non greasy and non sticky.
How the day cream looks like.
After applying, skin feels smooths and moisturize. And somehow, I feel that my makeup is easier to apply after that. 

It was stated that I could see visible results in just 4 days. So I diligently used it for 1 weeks. 

After using for 1 week, I notice that although it did not really lighten my skin complexion further, it is only right as my opinion is that one complexion can be lighten up to a limit, to its original natural form. So I notice that although it did not lighten my skin complexion further, it did helps to maintain the brightness and smoothness of my current skin, preventing it from dullness and new spots.
 
Besides that I notice that my makeup is easier to apply and stays on my skin. :)
Before
After
Overall, the product is able to help prevent new dark spot from forming on my skin and it helps to maintain my current complexion. After applying, skin feels smooth and it prepares my skin for easier makeup application.

A side line, I let my parents used as well and below is their used results.  
Results from parents.
Where to buy it?
Bio-essence Tanaka White products can be purchase at Watsons, Guardian NTUC Fairprice, personal beauty stores and major supermarkets and Sasa outlets. 4X Intensive White Serum is having a retail price of S$45.80 (30ml) and Double Whitening Day Cream is having a retail price of S$29.80 (50g).

Where to get samples?
Like Bio-essence Singapore Facebook Page and redeem free samples available from their Facebook page.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Review: MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask (Sponsored)

MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask (5 pieces per box)
This week review is on MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask. I was sponsored by SampleStore.com to review MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask. 

Overall, this is a good product to help relieve and relax my tired eye. After use, eyes will feel refreshed and less blurry due to tried eyes. I feel just like doing a hot eye mask during facial. It feels comfortable and relaxing with the warm feeling produced from the mask. 

MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask Summary
MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask is a new eye comfort innovation from Japan which helps to relieves, relaxes, brighten eyes in just 10 minutes. 

Often we fitigued and tired our eyes with long hours of starring at computers, TV, handphones and stressful day at work. It is really important for us to relax and make sure our eyes are properly cared for to avoid further issues arising from it. 

What the product is about?
MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask is a self warming steam eye mask that treat tired eyes to a 40℃ steam bath (gradually spreads to gently envelop your eyes), soothing them to a comfortable, relieves, relaxes, recharged and brighten state. 
What is written on the box.
When heat-generating pad from the eye mask comes into contact with oxygen, heat is produce. Below is a demo on the Steam produces from the eye mask. 
video

Structure of the mask
Benefits
  • Comfortable and relaxation warm feeling
  • Steam from the heat moisten, soothes and relaxes tired eyes
  • Ear loops allows usage in any position
  • De-stress and relieves tired eyes
  • Recharged and refreshed with brighter eyes 
Who this product is for?
  • People who spend long hours working and starring in front of the computers and mobile phone screen. 
  • People with stressful and busy lifestyle who tend to have tired eyes and difficulty in falling alseep at night. 
  • Health conscious people who takes actively seek ways to enhance their well being. 
When you can use them?
  • Relaxing before bedtime.
  • Breaks in between household chores and work.
  • Traveling: Aid in sleeping.
  • After working on computers
What is written on the box.
For more information, please go to http://web.kao.com/sg/megrhythm/.

How to use MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask?
Below is a simple instruction on the usage direction: 
  1. Remove eye mask from pouch. 
  2. Tear along Perforation and then place ear straps around ears. 
  3. Keep eyes close during use. 
Notes: 
  • Mask begins to warm up as soon as pouch is opened. Use immediately after opening. 
  • Keep eyes close during use. 
  • Heat will last for approximately 10 minutes.
Instructions on the box.
My Review
I was sponsored by SampleStore.com to review MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask.

There are altogether 4 types, Unscented, Lavender, Fresh Rose and Chamomile. I love lavender. So I will be using the lavender MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask first.
Eye Mask Box.
MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask came in a box containing 5 pieces of mask, each individually pack for convenient purpose.

Individual Pack.
The box and the individual pack can be easily opened. 
Box can be easily opened.
Individual Pack can be easily tear opened.
Once the pack is opened, the mask really did started to slowly warm itself up in a few seconds. And for their Lavendar mask, once the pack is open, there is a very nice lavendar fragrance smell. Very nice to me.
The Steam Eye Mask
Before tearing open the ear loop, the mask really look like a sanitary pad to me. LOL.
Before tearing open the ear loop.
The mask comes in a ear loop that can easily be wear and its not too tight or loose. The mask fit perfectly well on the eye area too. 
The inner side of the mask.
Ear loop fit perfectly.
The Mask slowly gets heated up. The heat is comfortable to me, not too hot. My eye area feels warm and I can feel the water droplets (steam) forming inside my mask.  

The warm mask feeling around my eyes area just reminded me of the hot eye mask I do during my facial. The feeling is the same, warm, comfortable and relaxing.

The fragrance smell also is slowly gone as time passes. 

I really did relax myself, especially my eyes. The warm feeling of the mask actually last more than 10 minutes for me. It lasted for 15 minutes. 

During Application of the mask.
When I removed the mask, My eyes feel really refreshing and relaxed. I can feel the water droplets around my eyes area too. My eye feels less tired and less blurry. (blurry caused by tired eyes) At the same time, my eye area is moisturized too. 

Overall, this is a good product to help relieve and relax my tired eye. After use, eyes will feel refreshed and less blurry(brighten) due to tried eyes. It feels comfortable and relaxing with the warm feeling produced from the mask. It helps to moisturize my eye area too. 

Where to buy it?
MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask is available in 4 different variants and is sold exclusively at Watsons and Guardian stores for S$6.50 per box (5 pieces per box). 

Where to get samples?
You may go to http://web.kao.com/sg/megrhythm/ to request for free samples. You may also go to Sample Store website https://www.samplestore.com/product/details/2869/0/name-megrhythm-steam-eye-mask to redeem for free samples. 

Entering Contest?
Do you wish for a chance to win a Relaxation kit worth $50! Then join MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask Instagram Contest!

How to win?
  1. Follow@MegRhythmSG on instagram. 
  2. Share a photo of yourself using #MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask in the most unique position and tell them what you like about MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask. 
  3. Tag @MegRhythmSG & hashtag #MegRhythm in your caption. 
Limits
  • Contest ends on 31st July 2014, 2359 hours
  • Winners will be selected and announced via MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask instagram on 7th August 2014
Prize
10 lucky winners get to walk away with their ‘Relaxation’ kit worth $50. 

Below is an example. 
An example of photo using the eye mask.
For more information about the contest, please refer to MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask instagram: @MegRhythmSG