Thursday, 24 July 2014

LADY@LXG: Taking hydration to a new level is NUXE Crème Fraîche® de Beauté

I now have a new favourite skin care range that I just can't live without. Its Nuxe's Crème Fraîche® de Beauté range. Yes the entire range. I kid you not. With its 24-hour boost of hydration and delightful botanical concoction of eight plant milks, this range is the perfect solution for those with dehydrated, combination or sensitive skin.

  (and for all your grammar Nazis out there, yes I used the word "range" three-times in the same sentence, get over it already).
But before we look at the line of products under this range, lets first understand what causes our skin to become sensitive. Sensitive skin is often caused when water stored in the dermis becomes scarce and its circulation from one layer to another is impeded and can no longer be held inside the epidermis. This causes the skin to become dehydrated from below. When this happens, skin becomes dry and uncomfortable and ages prematurely. To prevent this, I believe its important to select your skin care based on your skin condition as opposed to what works for your friend or what is currently on offer. Be selective, choose your skin care based on what YOU need! 
Sérum Crème Fraîche® de Beauté priced at $8,5  is my go to serum every morning and evening. Especially after laser treatment. The texture of this serum is unlike most  which tend to be more silky and oily. This serum is so light its almost like a watery lotion and absorbs upon contact with the skin.  A definite must-have for those of you with dry, dehydrated and thirsty sensitive skin.

Masque Crème Fraîche® de Beauté priced at an affordable $48, this cream masque will change the way you look at masques. Extremely light weight and delicately scented, I just apply a thin layer over clean skin - I personally use it over the serum - and in 10-minutes your parched skin is deeply hydrated and fine lines, dullness and overall flakiness is a thing of the past. The best part, you do not have to clean it off. Its not greasy and it absorbs instantly, leaving skin plumped and younger looking. I usually use this under make up before an evening out or over night twice a week.

Crème Fraîche® de Beauté Light priced at $65, this is what I am currently using twice a day. This super light, almost water like lotion hydrates but leaves skin matte and manageable and is perfect for sensitive and combination skin.

Crème Fraîche® de Beauté Enrichie priced at $45 (30 ML tube) this is perfect for those of you with very dry, sensitive skin. This rich buttery cream absorbs instantly and leaves skin plumped but not greasy. A definite must, in out humid climate.

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NUXE products are available at all Robinsons, John Little, BHG (Bugis Junction, Lot 1, Clementi Mall, Tampines Mall & Bishan Junction 8), Metro (City Square Mall & Causeway Point), Unity (Great World City, Katong Mall, Holland Village, Ang Mo Kio Hub, Thomson Plaza & Clementi Mall), selected Watsons, and all Beauty by Nature stores. 

Sunday, 20 July 2014

LIFESTYLE@LXG: La Roche-Posay launches Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid SPF 50+ PPD 42

The emblematic Anthelios “shaka shaka” bottle has a new, more modern and portable look! 

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The new Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid formula has an optimized version of the brand’s patented filter system, Mexoplex®, which offers very high UVB-UVA protection even against long UVAs. The Persistent Pigment Darkening (PPD) has now been increased from 4 points to 42, offering even more protection to ensure the safety for those with
sensitive and sun-allergic skin.

Thanks to the right dose of new sensorial oils, the new Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid glides easily on application for uniform protection. With sebum neutralizing and instant absorbent action, you can expect a non-sticky, non-oily finish that feels like bare skin (goodbye sticky, icky sunscreens of the past!). The ultra-light fluid texture is suitable for all skin types but especially ideal for combination skin (hoorah for us at LXG!). The optimized filtering system also ensures no white marks! Formulated with soothing and anti-oxidant La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water, this product is hypoallergenic, fragrance and paraben free.  

The new Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid SPF 50+ is priced at $46.90 and will be available at major pharmacies like Watsons, Guardian, Unity and selected hospital pharmacies from July 2014.