Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Review: Palmer's White & Even

Do you have pigmentation problems like freckles and uneven skin tone like I do? If you do, please watch the video below and read on for me to introduce Palmer's White & Even Dark Spot Corrector.

Palmer's White & Even range contains ingredients which are potent yet gentle to reduce hyper-pigmentation. Palmer's came out with the Whitening & Tone Enhancing Complex which is made of:

1) Cocoa Butter    - smooths marks and scars
2) Soy                   - restores luminosity
3) Synovea           - lightens age spots
4) Vitamin C          - brightens skin
5) Licorice extract - improves skin tone and texture
6) Niacinamide      - targets unwanted discolouration

It has been found that daily usage of the Palmer's White & Even range will lighten the surface skin cells and produce more even skin tone within 3-5 days. The deeper skin layers will be inhibited to over-produce melanin. As skin cells rise to the surface, you will have a more even skin tone within 4-6 weeks. Do note that all these are subjected to age, health and sun exposure.

The products does not contain parabens, harsh dyes and fragrances just to name a few. Best of all, it is suitable for all skin types and pocket-friendly.

Enough of words, let's take a look at the product itself.

The texture isn't too thick for a serum and it looks like there is glitter in it.There is a cooling sensation upon application which is good for Singapore's weather. 

It gets absorbed fast and leaves no stickiness. Skin feels slightly more moisturized and smooth.

There is also noticable glitter which I have yet to find out why. 

Time to try it on my face now.

I didn't see any significant difference after the first try. I didn't feel the cooling sensation on my face like I did on my hand but I did see the 'glitter' on my face.

Maybe the results will really only be significant after daily usage for at least 3-5 days.

The second product I tried was the Dark Circle Correcting Eye Treatment.

It comes with a safety plastic cap in case the product gets accidentally squeezed an leaked.

A closer look at the nozzle.

Usage of this product is easy. Squeeze out a little of the product on the metal nozzle and glide it gently onto your upper and lower eyelid. This is like an eye massage and it does feel good especially if the metal nozzle is cold.

Let's see the before and after.

Again, I didn't notice significant difference after first usage. I do feel slight tightness around the eye area which is a good thing if it can lift the eyelid area.I looked like I applied eye glitter due to the sheer luminizing brighteners in the product.

The Palmer's White & Even range can be found in Watons, Guardian, BHG, Robinsons, John Little, Essentials Pharmacy, Nishino Pharmacy, all leading pharmacies, departmental and cosmetics stores. The Dark Spot Corrector is $29.90 (30ml) and the Dark Circle Correcting Eye Treatment is $22.90 (15ml).

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Review: Skin Shaper Facial

I have been visiting Skin Shape Club at least weekly to tackle my face pigmentation which has been proven successful on me.

Let me show you how the place looks like first. It is conveniently located in Orchard Central and just opened in April 2015. I like how cosy and welcoming the ambience is.

Skin Shape Club also worked with local and overseas dermal experts to come out with their own skincare products like essence.

I was greeted by my therapist Audrey and consulted by Cherie. I was asked to step on an technologically-advanced machine to interpret my body stats.

After Cherie has explained the procedure of the Skin Shaper Facial, I was guided into one of the treatment rooms. I was impressed that the bed comes with a warmer so I had no worries of feeling cold.

Let me explain what I was here for.

The Skin Shaper Facial uses a combination of light and heat energy to rejuvenate the skin, helps to renew collagen and clear acne. To put it simply, it helps in firming, pigementation and overall skin condition. It is a lunchtime non-invasive treatment of 30mins and there is no downtime.

You may find it similar to skin rejuvenation treatments but Skin Shaper Facial does not require the usage of cooling gel as the energy fluency is lower.

The first step of the facial is to cleanse and exfoliate the skin.

The second step involves the usage of the Light and Heat Energy (LHE) applicator. It will be placed on the skin and pulses of light will be administered for penetration. I did feel warmness during the procedure but it was bearable.

The third step is the application of the serum.

The last step is the mask to calm the skin.

It is recommended to go for the Skin Shaper Facial weekly for 3 months to achieve best results. Subsequently, monthly would be sufficient to maintain.

After treatment, I was presented with a healthy snack in their lounge. The snacks are prepared by their staff. I was impressed with how comfortable they made the lounge for customers. It's a privilege to enjoy the view and calmness.

I had 4 Skin Shaper Facials in about 3 weeks and took a photo after each treatment. From the left, the first photo was taken before starting the Skin Shaper Facial. The subsequent photos were taken after each treatment.

The above photo was taken right after my fourth treatment. Skin has definitely become more radiant and uneven skin tone has improved.

My greatest concern was the freckle on my nose. It has really shrink in size and colour. I do have a chicken pox scar on the right side of my face and it has become less obvious. My forehead was darker than the rest of my face and now the uneven skin tone has improved. The visibly enlarged pores on my nose and cheeks have also improved.

Because of the good results I see for myself, I signed up for their package which which you can find out more after going for a trial.

Each 30mins treatment of Skin Shaper Facial is $120. If it is your first time, you can enjoy 4 treatments at a price of $96, that means only $24 per treatment. 

However, if you have 1 hour to spare, you can upgrade to Skin Shaper Plus Facial which includes exfoliation and a serum-infused facial massage. It is $160 per treatment but only $128 for 4 treatments for new customers.

Skin Shape Club is located at #03-13/14, Orchard Central. You can reach them via their hotline, 6589 8331 or their website.