BioLift Instant Wrinkle Lift Serum: Fast & Visible Anti-Aging Results

Wish you could look younger without a single painful or expensive cosmetic procedure? Well, now you can! Today, I’m going to introduce a revolutionary breakthrough in skincare that works before your very eyes. BioLift Instant Wrinkle Lift Serum can visibly redefine, smoothen and lift facial contours in just minutes.

Read on to see how it works for me.

BioLift Instant Wrinkle Lift Serum

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Product Benefits:

BioLift Instant Wrinkle Lift Serum instantly helps to:
  • Dramatically diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Visibly improve the look of crow’s feet and under-eye puffiness
  • Tighten and minimize the appearance of pores
  • Redefine and smooth facial contours

The serum also provides long term age-defying benefits and brighten overall complexion.

Key Ingredients:

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Getting to know the key ingredients is of utmost importance, since you’d want to know its effectiveness. I was amazed to discover that the key ingredient in BioLift Instant Wrinkle Lift Serum is Argeline.

Argeline is a unique anti-aging peptide that works just like Botox to provide fast and stunning results – without the needles. In a clinical study published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science, Argeline has been shown to reduce the depth of wrinkles by up to 30% after 30 days of use.

Other key ingredients include:

  1. Magnesium Aluminum Silicate – for tightening the skin so that it feels lifted, softer and smoother. The silicates also retract pores in skin.
  2. Pullulan – delivers anti-oxidant as well as an instant lifting effect to smooth out skin imperfections. Long-term use will also help to strengthen the skin.
  3. Licorice Root Extract – provides brightening benefits, balances sebum production and inhibits tyrosinase, the enzyme that triggers melanin production.

Packaging:

Biolift Instant Wrinkle Lift Serum

I love that the serum comes in sachet packaging. Each sachet contains 0.3 mL of serum. It may sound a tad too little, but it’s sufficient to use for the entire face as you only need to gently dab on the lines. This also prevents wastage or over-use, and convenient to carry around, especially if you want to use it as a refresher throughout the day.

Each box of BioLift Instant Wrinkle Lift Serum contains 50 sachets. In general, I just love how the serum is packaged – so elegant, hygienic, and easy to carry around.

Online Shopping for Korean Beauty Products

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Korean beauty products have been increasingly popular worldwide for their innovative formulas, appealing packaging, effectiveness and consistent new product launches. It’s no secret that the Korean Wave, or Hallyu, raises the demand for K-beauty products significantly. More often than not, product placement in a K-drama can cause the product to go out of stock.

If you’re new to the K-beauty world, figuring out where to start can feel a little overwhelming. What are the most popular brands? Where can I buy them? Some of the most popular brands in Korea such as IOPE, Hera, Mamonde, etc are not readily available in Singapore.

Nonetheless, fret not! In the era of online shopping, you can practically buy all the K-beauty products online at reasonable prices. Yup, that’s true. Some of the products are priced even higher in Korea and Singapore. So, most of the time, I still prefer to shop online. Unfortunately, there isn’t one place that is the best place to shop. It depends on the product, the brand, your shipping location, as well as shopping habits.

In general, all the shopping websites where you can purchase K-beauty products can be divided into FIVE main categories:

  1. The brand’s global website (e.g. EtudeHouse.com, Innisfreeworld.com)
  2. Korean departmental store’s global website (e.g. global.lotte.com)
  3. Online market places (e.g. eBay.com.sg, Qoo10)
  4. Korean local websites through buying services (e.g. Avecko.com)
  5. Independent online stores (which I will share in this post)

Before I start more in-depth on category #5, I’m not affiliated with any of these stores. The stores with a red asterisk (*) sign denotes stores that I’ve made purchases before.

As an introduction, these online stores are independent websites run by people who sell various brands of Korean beauty products. Their stores are based in Korea unless otherwise specified.

1. ALTHEA *

AltheaWebsite: http://sg.althea.kr/ | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/altheasg

ALTHEA is my favourite among all. They have a local office in Singapore. ALTHEA stocks many of popular Korean brands, particularly from the Amore Pacific family of brands, such as HERA, Laneige, Etude House, Innisfree, Mamonde, etc. It also stocks popular brands such as IOPE, Nature Republic, Banila Co and Missha.

I checked the prices of two products that I’m currently using and they’re much cheaper at ALTHEA: 1) Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum EX 60ml is sold at S$85.00 (Sg retail price: S$115.00), and 2) IOPE Bio Essence Intensive Conditioning is sold at S$54.90 (Korea retail price: KRW60,000 which is ~S$73.00).

Pros:

  1. Good variety of popular Korean skincare brands and products at reasonable prices
  2. S$20 welcome gift for new members who sign-up for their newsletter
  3. Free shipping on orders above S$50 (you can easily hit this)
  4. Occasional free giveaways
  5. 30 days unconditional refund
  6. Safe delivery guaranteed

Cons:

  1. Doesn’t stock a huge range of products for each brand
  2. Lack of premium brands such as Sulwhasoo (only one product available), The History of Whoo, SU:M37˚, etc.

 

2. RoseRoseShop *

RoseRoseShopWebsite: http://www.roseroseshop.com/ | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RoseRoseShop-545329085493840/

Oh, this is my favourite store too – because it has heaps of brands and heaps of products from each brand. The website is easy to navigate with a clean design and well-categorised product range.

Pros:

  1. Huge product range with more than 100 K-Beauty brands. Heaps of brands and heaps of products from each brand
  2. A lot of samples available for sale – good for new product testing
  3. Wholesale option available – good savings if you’re buying in bulk

Cons:

  1. Weight-based shipping, you need to combine a few items to reduce shipping cost – might be difficult to estimate the shipping cost too
  2. Price in USD only

 

3. Rinishop *

RiniShopWebsite: http://en.myrinishop.com/ | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/myrinishop/

I get to know Rinishop from Qoo10 and have since made several purchases from this store. Deliveries are prompt and I received free samples for every purchase too. 

Pros:

  1. Offers over 20 K-Beauty brands with main focus on mid-range brands
  2. Heaps of products from each brand
  3. Free samples with every purchase
  4. Free shipping for certain purchase amount

Cons:

  1. Price in USD only

 

“The Essentials of Skincare” Seminar + PHYSIOGEL™ Cleanser Giveaway

For years, I’ve been troubled with dry skin conditions. It worsens every time I go on a vacation due to weather conditions, dry air and prolonged exposure to the sun. Chapped lips, cracked hands and flaking skins are the usual problems that I faced.

I’m glad to have attended “The Essentials of Skincare” seminar sponsored by Physiogel last weekend. I took away valuable knowledge on common skin issues such as dry and sensitive skin, dandruff prevention, sun care protection and children’s eczema. And I’m going to share some of them in this post.

Managing Dry and Sensitive Skin

The first speaker of this seminar is Senior Consultant Dermatologist Prof. Goh Chee Leok. He gave a very interesting presentation on how to manage our dry and sensitive skins, as well as choosing the right skincare products to repair and moisturize our dry skin.

The five main factors that contribute to dry skin are environment, poor nutrition, genetic factors, age and bathing. Why bathing, you may ask? Healthy bathing habits can improve dry skin, but more frequent bathing can dehydrate our skin.

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It sounds funny but true when Prof. Goh mentioned about how we, Singaporeans, are obsessed with bathing. I bath up to 3 times a day because I can’t stand sweat and stickiness. And now I realized that this is the main reason on why I have dry skin.

The most important point to note here is that good skincare begins with good cleansing using the right cleanser, and not to STOP bathing. We should use mild cleanser, the less soap the better it is, and contains moisturizing ingredients to replenish those lost during cleansing.

I tried the PHYSIOGEL™ Cleanser, and I love how gentle and soap-free it is. My skin feels so soft after every shower. It’s low-foam and non-greasy formula cleanses thoroughly with or without water, while maintaining our skin’s natural moisture balance. It can be used on both face and body, and it’s so mild that it can be used on babies!

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Managing Dandruff and Care for Itchy Scalp

The second speaker is the gorgeous Dr. Lynn Teo from The Dermatology Practice. She debunked some myths pertaining to dandruff, i.e. dandruff is caused by a dry scalp, dandruff means you should wash your hair less often and oils are good for the scalp.

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Myths debunked!

It’s interesting because I’ve always thought that dandruff is caused by a dry scalp! Now, I realized that dandruff differs from a dry scalp because dandruff usually gets better when we shampoo more frequently using the right shampoos.

To care for an itchy and flaky scalp, Dr. Lynn Teo also shared some useful tips that include daily or frequent washing, avoid styling products, decrease stress and seek medical help if the condition does not improve.

If you have sensitive scalp, you may want to try the PHYSIOGEL™ Shampoo Plus. It is a mild shampoo for cleansing of sensitive scalp, while keeping it moisturised. It also contains Pro-vitamin B5 (panthenol) and other hair conditioners, that provides the hair with a natural gloss and volume as well as stimulates skin cell regeneration for healing of the skin and scalp.

Top Tips for Proper Skincare

In conjunction with this seminar, Dr. Joyce Lim, Dermatologist at Joyce Lim Skin and Laser Clinic, also shared some top tips on proper skincare.

    1. Develop a regular schedule. Cleanse and moisturise your skin daily.
    2. Choose the right cleanser. Use a gentle, soap-free cleaner with neutral pH. If you have sensitive skin, choose cleansers that leave a moisturising film behind after washing.
    3. Use the right moisturizer that is non-comedogenic (meaning: they contain ingredients that should not clog your pores or cause more skin problems), contains lipid that repair the skin and provides longer lasting hydration.
    4. Always apply moisturizer right after shower to seal in the moisture. Towel dry skin but leave your skin moist for better absorption.
    5. Learn about common ingredients that go into our skincare products. Some ingredients like alcohol and fragrance can irritate sensitive skin, while ingredients like glycerin help to hold water in the skin.
    6. Always remove all make-up before going to bed. Make-up left overnight will clog pores and dehydrate our skin.
    7. Lastly, sleep well, eat well and drink lots of water!

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PHYSIOGEL™ has a range of products suitable for all skin types, including dry and sensitive skin.

  1. Shower Cream with DMS – gentle and moisturizing shower cream for dry and sensitive skin.
  2. Cleanser – mild and soap-free for use on the face and body.
  3. Lotion – hypoallergenic, moisturizing lotion for the daily care of dry and sensitive skin.
  4. Cream – moisturizing cream for use on hands and face.
  5. AI Cream – regenerates skin protective barriers and helps relive redness in dry, sensitive skins.
  6. SpectraBAN Sunscreen PA++ SPF30 – sunscreen for sensitive skin (by Stiefel)
Giveaway Time!

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After reading my long post, I hope that you’ve gained some skincare tips too. Now, I like to share the goodness of PHYSIOGEL™ Cleanser with you. I have three bottles of PHYSIOGEL™ Cleanser 150ml worth $18.90 to giveaway to 3 readers.

All you have to do is to leave a comment here. Remember – this cleanser is so mild that it can be used for all skin types and even on babies! Get one and try it out yourself!

If there are more than 3 participants, a random draw will be conducted via a random number generator. Contest closing on 7 May 2013 11:59pm. Winners will be announced on Our Little Smarties Facebook Page.

For more information on PHYSIOGEL™ products, please visit http://www.physiogelrepair.com/index.html.

Update on 11 May 2013:

Congratulations to Carol Lim Mei Mei, Chuyan Kwek and Jennie! You won a PHYSIOGEL™ Cleanser 150ml worth $18.90. A big THANK YOU to everyone for taking part in this giveaway contest.

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