Sunday, 1 July 2018

LIFESTYLE@LXG: Joey gets a natural-looking, sharper nose with the Ultra V HIKO Noselift

Our nose is the most central & perceived as one of the most prominent features on our face. Unfortunately, most Asians like myself have a less protruding, wide & flat nose bridge, as compared to Caucasian noses. From young, I have always yearned for a sharp, slim & well defined nose so as to improve my overall appearance. 

In the past, there were limited options available for Noselift procedures. Rhinoplasty surgery is one of them. The results are long-lasting, but the procedure is very costly. It’s a surgical & invasive procedure which requires full sedation, and long downtime  - maybe taking months to a year to fully recover.

Another option is fillers, which is fuss free & non-invasive. However, it’s very common to have lumpiness after the injection of fillers & it may spread over time, leading to a broader nose.

I was extremely excited to learn that The Wellness Clinic has launched the Ultra V HIKO Noselift : a non-invasive procedure, which is able to elevate the nose bridge & tip, achieving a higher, sharper, slimmer, elegant & more defined nose contour!

The Ultra V HIKO Noselift is a non-surgical procedure, whereby Polydioxanone (PDO) 3-dimensionally designed threads are inserted underneath the skin to elevate the nose bridge, creating a more contoured & defined nose tip. The PDO threads will be absorbed by the body after some time. During this time, they are able to stimulate collagen formation which will lift & enhance the nose’s contour.
It’s very important to consult an experienced doctor to determine the number of threads required so as to attain the desired results. I had my appointment fixed with Dr Ram for my noselift procedure. With 17 years of experience in the aesthetics industry, I knew I was in good hands.

For a start, the clinic staff applied topical numbing cream onto my nose area. About 20 minutes later, Dr Ram injected local anaesthesia onto my nose area. This was the only slight painful moment throughout the whole procedure. The local anaesthesia instantly numbed my entire nose area, so the whole procedure was painless after that! I only felt some slight pressure during the insertion of the threads into my nose. Other than that, my overall experience was quite comfortable & tolerable. I was very impressed by the end of the procedure as my nose was instantly lifted, with a well-defined & contoured tip. Most important of all, it looked very natural, with absolutely no downtime!

“The Ultra V HIKO Noselift procedure is considered safer than the injection of nose fillers. Although the threads gradually dissolve over a period of about 12 months, the collagen that forms during that time helps to support the new shape of the nose for a much longer period. Hence, the effects of the treatment can last for up to one-and-a-half years, nearly twice as long as traditional nose fillers,” said Dr Ram Nath, Director, Aesthetic and Medical Services, The Wellness Clinic. Cost: from $650 per session.

The Wellness Clinic is located at 501 Orchard Road, #04-01 Wheelock Place, Singapore 238880. Tel: 6732 0812.About The Wellness Clinic.

Part of the Verita Healthcare Group, The Wellness Clinic specializes in offering a wide selection of safe, effective, and practical non-surgical rejuvenation therapies and aesthetic treatments. Helmed by Dr Ram Nath, who has 17 years’ of experience in the aesthetics arena and is renowned for his expertise in areas such as non-surgical eye bag removal, the clinic adopts a holistic approach to treatment, and uses a combination proprietary, fully-tested, non-surgical rejuvenation and anti-aging treatments to address dermatological problems.

With a team of skilled aestheticians and an excellent range of leading anti-aging technology and equipment, The Wellness Clinic aims to provide each patient with proven high-quality therapies that are individually tailored to meet their needs and aspirations. For more information, visit www.twcaesthetics.com




Saturday, 16 June 2018

LIFESTYLE@LXG: Joey attends the launch of SOFINA SKINCARE!

Congratulations on KAO’s debut Launch of SOFINA Skincare in SG!

They will be unveiling a consultation area within SOFINA Counter in Isetan Scotts, providing individualised beauty & skincare advice to customers using their unique skin analysis technology.

The highlight of the media launch is their revolutionary key product - SOFINA iP DODAI Essence, which has been highly regarded by Japanese female consumers & is ranked No.1 Essence in Japan in 2017!

SOFINA iP is made of carbonated foam, these high density micro-carbonated bubbles is able to instantly penetrate the deepest layer beneath the skin, work on skin capillaries to enhance blood circulation & effectively deliver oxygen & nutrients to the skin, so as to achieve moisturised, firm & radiant skin. 















LIFESTYLE@LXG: Joey reviews the new PHYTORE30 grey hair stopper!

Congratulations on the Official Launch of PHYTO RE30- the 1st Anti-Grey Hair Treatment!

Have you heard of people say that if you pluck 1 grey hair you’ll grow back 3 more? If you’ve tried, pls let me know whether it’s true. But if it’s me, I wouldn’t take that risk,because there’s a Natural Remedy that can STOP GREY HAIR!Every strand of hair is very precious to me & I simply can’t afford to lose any!

After 6 long years of research, PHYTO finally launched PHYTO RE30 (with the innovative discovery of PEPTIDE RE 30) -the 1st Anti-Grey Hair Treatment! 

PEPTIDE DE 30 is a unique molecule that’s capable of repigmenting grey hair from the roots, without using any external colouring agent.

I like it’s invigorating scent, makes my scalp feel very refreshed after applying! The texture is light, non-oily & non-sticky.

It’s very convenient & easy to apply,just 8 sprays a day! The 50ml bottle is retailing at SGD$100.  

It’s available at My Beaute Paris (Orchard Ion & Parkway Parade), Guardian, Metro & Robinsons stores. It’s also available online at Lazada, Redmart, Qoo10, Zalora & Zilingo. 

Visit www.phyto.com or whatsapp 9194 5259 for more enquiries.


Wednesday, 6 June 2018

LIFESTYLE@LXG: Joey discovers Collagen Lift™ Paris

A hearty congratulations to Collagen Lift™ Paris  for launching their collagen drink at EHA Skincare's retail and  online store! As a long term fan of EHA Skincare brand products and facial services, I was so excited when I heard that they were also bringing in a collagen drink! 
At the Collagen Lift Paris media launch with Blogger Pearly on my Right and
Lifestyle Collective Editor Kristen on my Left.
Collagen Lift™ Paris is a collagen drink which you can consume everyday. Each box has one month's supply of collagen and is conveniently packed in a user-friendly ampoule.

Collagen Lift™ Paris is easily absorbed by the body & is best to be taken in the morning diluted in water or juice, with an empty stomach. 

Clinical trials have been done in Germany & France, Collagen Lift™ Paris have shown remarkable results. It has been shown to be effective in increasing collagen density, reducing wrinkles, increasing skin elasticity & hydration. 

Collagen Lift™ Paris is further enhanced with Mediterranean seaweed extract and Vitamin C making it a potent source of anti-aging collagen, minerals and antioxidants.

The clinical trials have proven that one of the key ingredient - Verisol® collagen peptides promotes an increase in nail growth and decrease in cracked/chipped nails. Recent studies have shown that collagen supplement is not only effective against wrinkles and dry skin, it also improves nail quality too.

Collagen Lift® Paris comes in two variants: Collagen Lift® Paris Gold $160 and Collagen Lift® Paris Red Carpet $180 

Collagen Lift® Paris is available at EHA Skincare 1 Scotts Road. Shaw Centre #03-28 and online at www.ehaskincare.com/shop/



Sunday, 13 May 2018

LIFESTYLE@LXG: Sherri discovers the new Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity Range

If you have been noticing signs of aging such as lost of skin elasticity and fine lines on your face, you may also been wondering if the time has come to visit a doctor to try out some non-invasive treatments like botox or fillers injections? 

Well, why not give the new Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity Range a try first? It promises visible results within 2 months of usage so it is not too late to decide if you need extra help after that. With more than 100 years of skin science and skin ageing knowledge, dermatologist-recommended skincare brand Eucerin has launched the new Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity range consisting of a day cream, night cream and a facial oil. 

Packed with anti-aging ingredients and dermatological injectable filler treatments, which Arctiin, Silymarin, and Hyaluronic Acid, the Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity range from Eucerin has proven to combat signs of ageing with visible improvements of wrinkles, skin texture and elasticity.

According to a trial, after 4 weeks of regular usage of the Day and Night Creams, participants saw a 100 percent improvement in skin elasticity and firmness. After 8 weeks of continuous usage, participants noticed that fine lines and wrinkles are reduced, while skin moisture, elasticity and firmness improved significantly.

The informative panel discussion with Consultant Dermatologist
Dr. Mark Tang (in blue) , local celebrity Jamie Yeo, and Eucerin Brand Manager Hsia Chih Yong.
As we all know, sun damage is one of the main causes of skin ageing During the launch, Consultant Dermatologist Dr. Mark Tang addressed this concern by highlighting some little known facts about sun damage.

He told the audience that besides UV rays, visible light and near infrared rays are also responsible for causing skin ageing. Sunblocks are efficient at blocking out UV rays but have limited ability to block out visible light and near infrared rays. Also, studies have shown that most of us simply do not apply enough sunblock for it to do the job properly.

In view of that, he advised that one should not rely on topical and oral sunblock to reduce sun damage as it gives us a false sense of security.  According to Dr Tang, we should adopt total lifestyle changes such as intentionally avoiding sun exposure by staying in the shades and by using umbrellas, hats etc. Of course, eating well, exercising and quitting cigarettes are also key factors in making one look and feel younger too.
Local celebrity, Jamie Yeo, who looked only 21 despite being 41, also shared her secret to staying young and beautiful. She said staying active and being happy are key factors to her youthfulness. 

I am sure most of us agree with her, as unhappiness and stress can bring about premature ageing and multiple health problems.    

Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity Day Cream SGD $85.00, 50ml The Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity Day Cream works as an everyday moisturiser and is formulated with SPF 15 and UVA protection, guarding the skin from external pollutants which can cause harm and stress to the skin. 
Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity Night Cream SGD $85.00, 50ml Formulated with Argan Oil, the Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity Night Cream helps to strengthen the skin structure by regenerating and intensively nourishing the skin overnight. 

Elasticity + Filler Facial Oil SGD $99.90, 30ml With Argan Oil, Lady’s Thistle Oil and Vitamin E as added ingredients, the Facial Oil delivers intense nourishment and restores radiance, leaving the skin with a satin-like finish. 

The Eucerin® Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity range is now available at selected Guardian, Unity and Watsons stores. Find out more about Eucerin at https://www.eucerin.sg

Saturday, 5 May 2018

LIFESTYLE@LXG: Sherri attends the launchLaunch of Porcelain's Intensive - HA+ Hydrating Serum

Like many girls, I was not always sensitive to the more subtle changes of my skin condition. I could still remember the day when I suddenly became aware that my T-zone is no longer as oily as before. After that, I switched from shopping for skincare meant for combination/sensitive skin to skincare catering for “normal to dry skin”, “sensitive dry skin” and anti-ageing skincare. 
LXG Blogger Sherri at the Porcelain media launch
LXG blogger Sherri (right) and Evelyn from Lianhe Zaobao

So dryness was the first sign of ageing for me, way before more obvious signs of skin ageing showed up. Unfortunately, I hate skincare that leaves a sticky residual, which is rather typical of skincare meant for mature skin. Richer skincare sits uncomfortably on the skin surface, especially when the weather is warm and humid. I am sure many women in Singapore share my sentiments.
Although I adore oil-free skincare, I worry that they are not hydrating and nourishing enough, as they are typically targeted at younger and oilier skin types that don’t have the same skincare concerns that I have.
So I am also constantly on the lookout for anti-ageing skincare with a light texture that doesn’t irritate my rather sensitive skin. 
Hydrating and anti-ageing ingredients are also necessary to keep wrinkles and saggy skin at bay. Good news is, I think I might have just found it in Porcelain Intensive - HA+ Hydrating Serum ($198,30ml).
I was happy to learn at the official launch of the serum earlier this week that this hydration powerhouse suits all skin types, including oily, dry, eczema-prone and even sensitive skin like mine that has anti-ageing needs. 
The multitasker stabilises sensitive skin, stops signs of premature ageing in its tracks while deeply hydrating and reducing acne breakouts, all thanks to the four customised complexes that include multiple powerhouse ingredients. 

It is little wonder that first batch of 2000 bottles were snapped up within 6 weeks of its soft launch, much to the surprise and delight of Pauline Ng, Founder and Managing Director of Porcelain.
The four customized complexes include:
  • Anti-Acne, Anti-Bacterial Blend
Lactobacillus Ferment (Probiotics) conditions skin and counteracts acne bacteria to prevent breakouts.
  • Sensitive Complex 
Aloe Vera and Cucumber calm the skin. Elderflower extract contains powerful antioxidants Vitamins A & C and will soothe even the most vulnerable skin that has undergone harsh aesthetic procedures such as laser treatments.
  • Anti-ageing Complex 
Counters premature ageing with nutrient-rich Wakame (seaweed) extract, which prevents cell degeneration, repairs skin, improves the appearance of wrinkles and reduces redness. 
Glycosaminoglycans help maintain and support collagen and elastin structures.
  • Deep Moisture Complex
Dual-chained Hyaluronic Acid in the formula is a super moisture magnet that holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water, as well as four hydrating ingredients - Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Polyquarternium-5, and Glycerin.

Porcelain Balance- Daily Cleansing Gel 
Fans of the existing range of this local cult skincare brand may also like to know that the new Daily Cleansing Gel ($59,120ml) launched on the same day is actually an improved version of the discontinued Balance Deep Cleansing Gel. 
Containing coconut extracts, AHA and BHA, it effectively flushes out impurities in the pores while maintaining the essential skin moisture.


The launch of shopporcelain.com More good news! Aside from the 2 new products, Porcelain also announced the launch of its new e-store shopporcelain.comIn celebration of the online store, Porcelain is offering a complimentary one-piece Hydrocare Biocellulose Mask and free shipping for every purchase of the Intensive HA+ Hydrating Serum (until 31 August 2018).  
Just quote ‘ShipHAdrated’ upon checkout to enjoy the offer.
Both products are both available at all Porcelain outlets and E-store.
Porcelain Outlets: 

Porcelain Signatures 
7 Wallich Street #01-02, Tanjong Pagar Center, Singapore 078884 
Tel: +65 6386 5388 
Porcelain Aesthetics
277 Orchard Road, Orchard Gateway #03-13, Singapore 238858 
Tel: +65 6844 9660
Porcelain, The Face Spa: 
15 Cantonment Road, Singapore 089739
Tel: +65 6227 9692

Thursday, 19 April 2018

LIFESTYLE@LXG: Sherri discovers Vivian Hsu's well kept beauty secret!

Guests at the Bio-essence launch event yesterday got to meet Vivian Hsu, who has been the face of Bio-essence since 2009, up close and personal. Everybody present were amazed by the fact that Vivian who is in her early 40s, doesn’t look a day older than 25. On top of that, she still has that signature V-shaped chin and jawline!

Along with a revamped luxe look this year, Bio- essence boasts the addition of Bio Energy ComplexTM in its skincare range. 
The Bio Energy Complex works to transform the skin’s ability to repair, renew and replenish itself. 
It also dramatically increases the efficacy of key ingredients such as Black Orchid and Royal Jelly – found in Bio-essence's synergistic age-defying Bio-VLift and Bio Renew series respectively.

Vivian Hsu said in a roundtable interview yesterday that this product is her absolute favourite and she never travelled anywhere without it. 
It is little wonder why her signature V shape face was the envy of all the ladies at the event yesterday. 
I tried taking her photos from all angles and yet still failed to catch a single bad shot with double chin. 
In fact, she looked so good in all the photos, there was no retouching needed.
An advanced anti-ageing solution to cater to mature skin, this Face Lifting Cream is specially formulated with Bio Energy ComplexTM, which increases the absorption of the star ingredient, Black Orchid, for a sharper V-face contour. 
It also contains flavonoids that effectively fight against free radicals, protect skin cell membranes and strengthen skin’s barrier.
Its other star ingredient is Royal Jelly, which contains a high concentration of nutrients, and 17 types of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals to deeply nourish and hydrate skin, keeping it youthful and firm. The treatment is targeted to solve visible signs of ageing, namely sagging skin, for tauter, more defined facial contours.

The Bio-VLift Face Lifting Cream (Extra Lift + Brightening), $59.90 for 40g Also contains the potent Black Orchid to enhance facial contours, this cream is targeted at women looking to moisturise and brighten skin at the same time. 
Fermented rice helps clarify skin, reduce dullness, enhance elasticity and improve radiance.

Bio-Renew Radiant Youth Facial Oil, $42.90 for 40ml Celebrity makeup artist Larry Yeo shared with guests at the launch event that this is his personal favourite product in the range. 
The beauty oil is infused with Bio Energy ComplexTM to optimise the delivery of nutrients for maximum skin nourishment. It is also non-greasy and preservative-free. 
Formulated with Green Tea Essence with powerful anti-oxidating properties to slow down skin ageing.The formula is lightweight, glides on easily and rapidly absorbed by the skin. Just one drop is enough to restore radiance, smoothness, and softness, and protect skin.

Bio-VLift Eye Lifting Essence, $39.90 for 20ml The precious Black Orchid ingredient and Bio Energy ComplexTM work together to enhance skin renewal and boost the absorption of restorative nutrients into the delicate area around the eyes. 
This lightweight essence fights against droopy eye contours, eye bags and dark eye circles while smoothing out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Gently pat it on around the eyes for radiant and youthful-looking peepers.
The Bio-essence Bio-VLift and Bio-Renew ranges are available at C K Department Store, Guardian, NTUC Fairprice, OG, Robinsons, Watsons and selected cosmetic houses from April 2018.