What Have Been Working for My Face Lately?

It’s been a while since I last wrote a blog post about new skincare products. So, if you’re wondering what have been working for my face lately, this post tells you all. I’ve four fantastic products to share with you today.

Before I start, let me ask you a question. What is your major skincare concern and what products are you in search for now? As for me, anything that says “take five years off your face!” will definitely win my attention.

That is to say, my major skincare concern is firming, anti-aging, anti-wrinkle, anti-sagging, or whatever we call it. Something that will slow down my aging process – that’s exactly what I need now. Please excuse me if I sound like a desperate middle-age mom, looking for anti-aging solutions. But in fact, I am!

 
1. VICHY Normaderm Unclogging Exfoliating Gel

I rarely buy skincare products from Guardian. So, I really stumbled onto this product by chance when I was looking for something else in the pharmacy. The green packaging caught my attention, and I took a while to read through its description and function before I finally bought it.

This unclogging exfoliating gel contains Salicylic Acid and smoothing micro-particles to unblock and purifies the pores. I use it twice a week, and it cleans wonderfully but not too abrasive. I love the refreshing clean-feeling and smoothness on my face every time I use it.

It’s quite cheap anyway, around $30, and I think it works really well to give my face a good exfoliation.

 

2. Laneige Firming Sleeping Pack

We all know that Laneige Sleeping Pack is a famous product, and it’s highly-rated in beauty magazines too. I’ve always wanted to try it. Few weeks ago, I saw the latest version that comes with firming effect and I was drawn into it immediately.

The sleeping pack comes with a spatula, so we can easily scoop up the right amount from the bottle. It has a nice soothing smell that gives me a deep relaxation feeling when I massage it onto my face. I applied the first layer onto my entire face, and a thin second layer on areas that need extra firming.

The product is absorbed nicely into my skin, without leaving a sticky feeling. I love the feeling after I wash my face the next morning. My face is instantly hydrated, smoother and perkier. I’m using it twice a week now, and will continue to use it.

I bought it from Sunnanz at S$43.90 (50ml). 

 

3. SK-II Stempower (*Must try!)

This anti-aging moisturizer was launched in June this year, and I must say that it’s one of the best products I’ve ever used to date! This product targets at signs of aging such as loss of skin firmness, wrinkles, sagging, loss of radiance, larger pores, loss of hydration and a sallow complexion.

It’s light and absorbed quickly into my skin. I use it as my night-care moisturizer. I suppose it can be used as a day moisturizer too, but I don’t like to pile-up too many products on my face during the day – so, I only use it once at night.

My pores are less visible and I feel a new level of firmness on my skin after just one week. I absolutely love this product, and will continue to use it. I highly recommend it too.

The retail price is S$149.00 (50g) / S$219.00 (80g). I bought mine from Sunnanz, it’s 25% cheaper.

 

4. Lancôme Génifique Yeux Light-Pearl™ Eye-Illuminating Youth Activator

I confess that I’m very lazy with eye care products. I rarely use eye cream or serum until recently when I observed that my “panda eyes” are getting from bad to worst. When I saw the Lancôme Génifique Yeux Light-Pearl™ advertisement on the newspaper, I headed straight to the shopping mall to get one.

I like the stainless steel pearl-drop tip applicator as it provides a cooling sensation and massage effect when I apply it on my eyes. I can easily dispense the right amount using this applicator that turns 360 degree.

This serum is exceptionally light and absorbs easily into the skin. Miracles didn’t happen the first week though. However, after two weeks, I noticed that my dark circles are slightly lightened and the appearance of fine lines is greatly reduced too.

I’m using it twice a day now, and I shall continue to use it. I’m confident that my dark circles can be treated with this product and I’m putting all my efforts to use it – day and night.

The retail price of this product is S$110.00 (20ml).

That’s all I have for November. Enjoy!

 

Lancome Blanc Expert Whitening Skincare

This is the very first time I bought Lancome skincare products. To begin with, I was particularly attracted to its Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate that is widely advertised on the magazines and newspaper. I bought the products from the airport duty-free shop, so the prices are much cheaper than shopping malls.

CLEANSER

I’m using the BLANC EXPERT Ultimate Whitening Purifying Foam with my Clarisonic Mia. This gentle cleaner wash off dead skin cells and cleanses pores very effectively. My skin feels so soft and smooth after cleansing.

TONER

I’m using the BLANC EXPERT Ultimate Whitening Refining Beauty Lotion – Very Moist ($89, 200ml). This toner has intense collagen renewing and deep moisturing effect. Upon application, it feels slightly oily before it’s completely absorbed by the skin. This toner comes in two variations – Moist and Very Moist. I should have bought the Moist type instead of Very Moist as my T-zone is quite oily.

Nonetheless, after using this toner for a month, I felt that my skin is slightly replumped and yellowness is greatly reduced.

YOUTH ACTIVATOR

I apply the Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate after my toner. It is neither greasy nor sticky. It penerates very quickly into my skin; leaving it soft and smooth almost instantly.

What’s my verdict of this yummylicious serum? I absolutely love it! I can truly say this after using it for two weeks now – my skin appears much more glowing and radiant than before! Believe me; you can feel the effects as soon as one week of application.

WHITENING

After Genifique, I apply a pearl size of BLANC EXPERT GN-WHITE Spot Eraser all over my face. I’m not seeing any dramatic results at the moment. I believe it takes at least a month of two to tackle those brown spots. I’m confident that this product will work, so I’m keen to continue using it.

FIRMING

I use this BLANC EXPERT Firmness Restoring Whitening Night Cream ($155)  at night as my final step of skincare. This cream was given to me as free sample during my purchase. It’s 15ml, not too little. So, I believe it will last me for a month. If it’s good, I’ll purchase another bottle and continue using it.

This cream is very rich, thus it makes my skin feels oily after application. However, it really delivers fantastic result! My skin feels firmer, denser and smoother every morning after I wash my face.

All in all, I’m really happy with Lancome Blanc Expert skincare products. They worked very well for my skin and I’ll definitely continue using them for a more dramatic results.

 

My New Skincare Obsession

I’ve to admit that I’m increasing my budget on skincare and makeup because I really hate the sight of those brown spots and fine lines on my face.

These are the products that I’ve been using for the past one month and I’m incredibly happy with the results. Lancome really rocks my world. It’s a bit on the pricey side, but hey, it’s an indulgence and it’s worth it.

I’ll share my review on these products later this week. Let me know if you’re using them too. I love to hear your thoughts.