Beauty Review : SKIN INC Regulate Vitamin C Serum

I have heard loads of raves on Skin Inc products and I didn’t know they were so pricey until a friend of mine told me.

Thought that I was very lucky to have my Vanity Trove sponsored and in one of the beauty boxes lie a SKIN INC Regulate Vitamin C Serum!

As I know I’ve not been updating much on beauty reviews, here’s one to redeem myself! 🙂

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Description:

Vitamin C is combined with vitamin B6 and vitamin E to control sebum production, preventing the outbreak of inflammatory pimples. Also stimulates the synthesis of collagen to minimise pores.

Ingredients:
Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Pyridoxine HCL, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Algaligenes Polysaccharides, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Allantoin, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Algin, Carbomer, Polysorbate 80, PVP, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Potassium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol

Review

Pros :

  • Light-textured and feels light on skin. 
  • Easy and quick absorption.
  • No weird scent.

Cons :

  • No reduction in pore size
  • Sebum production remains the same

This is based on after 1 week’s usage. Perhaps I should continue to monitor its effectiveness 🙂

Overall :

4 stars

By the way, this is retailing at $136!

Skin Inc Concept Stores:

  • ION Orchard 2 Orchard Turn, #B3-43 Singapore 238801 Tel: +65 6222 7428
  • Marina Bay Link Mall 8A Marina Boulevard #B2-25 Singapore 018984 Tel: +65 6536 6789

Specialty Store

  • Resorts World-Vie Beaute 26 Sentosa Gateway #02-105 Singapore 098138 Tel: +65 6723 8025

Media Event – NEW GLOW™ Ignite Raspberry Ketones

Media Event

I was invited by Vanity Trove to attend an exclusive event on GLOW , whose spokesperson is none other than Felicia Chin!

This is their latest product – NEW GLOW™ Ignite Raspberry Ketones :

NEW GLOW™ Ignite Raspberry Ketones builds upon our revolutionary top-selling weight loss brand that combines Raspberry Ketones with a synergistic blend of the purest, standardized botanical slimming ingredients and superantioxidants for effective results. Our high-potency Raspberry Ketones in a rapid release capsule has become the No. 1 best-selling weight loss ingredient in the USA for one reason because it works!

GLOW™ Ignite Raspberry Ketones targets rapid fat loss through

  • Increasing your metabolism
  • Decreasing glucose absorption
  • Burning fat faster
  • Increases lean mass to fat mass ratio

Taken with their meal, individuals have clinically proven significant weight loss results and a leaner mass.

GLOW™ Ignite Raspberry Ketones is completelystimulant-free and made from all 100% botanical ingredients, making it the right approach to losing weight safely, simply, and effectively.

SLIMMING BENEFITS

  • Powerful thermogenic botanical formula; increases metabolism
  • Burn stubborn fat through dual-action thermogenesis and lipolysis
  • Oxidise visceral (belly) fat cells; Reduce waistline circumference
  • Controls food cravings and suppresses appetite
  • Decrease glucose intestinal absorption
  • Inhibit glucose-6-phosphatase in liver
  • Reduces body fat by forcing the release of fat from adipose tissues and using fat as a source of energy
  • Increases lean mass to fat mass ratio for toned body appearance

ANTIOXIDANT BENEFITS

  • Fight free radical damage with potent polyphenols from Acai, Green Tea Extract and Trans-Resveratrol
  • Supports total body health
  • Look good and “glow” from the inside out while dieting

And their previous product – GLOW Raspberry Ketones :

GLOW Raspberry Ketones naturally stimulate your body’s metabolic rate, raises energy levels and supports the body’s natural fat burning processes,at the same time curbing your desire to snack and consume excessive calories. Unlike other products in the market, GLOW Raspberry Ketones have been approved safe by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) since 1965.

  1. It combines Lipolysis and Thermogenesis.These are our body’s body’s natural fat burning processes. Lipolysis is the body’s natural process of breaking down fat stored in the body into simple substances, and converting it into energy. Thermogenesis is the body’s process of burning fat by producing heat to oxidize fat.
  2. It helps in the production of Norepinerphrine and Adiponectin.Increasing Norepinerphrine triggers the body temperature to rise, causing us to burn more fat.Adiponectin is a regularity hormone that tells the “body that you are skinny” and it begins to break down the fat cells within the body. Adiponectin doesn’t affect how your body metabolizes food. Instead, what it does is make it easier for your body to break down fat. Increasing levels of adiponectin helps your body lower glucose levels, catabolises fatty acids and promotes metabolism.
  3. It regulates Leptin sensitivity to curb appetite.Fat cells (adipocytes) secrete a hormone called Leptin that tells our brain we have eaten enough. This hormone is more abundant in overweight individuals. Hence their bodies have grown resistant to Leptin, causing them not register when to stop overeating.

A simple comparison between the 2 products :

2012 GLOW™ Original :

  • Increases your metabolism
  • Burns fat faster
  • Curbs Appetite

2013 Improved Formula! GLOW™ Ignite 2.0 :

  • Accelerates maximum fat loss
  • Increases your metabolism
  • Decreases glucose absorption
  • Burns fat faster
  • Curbs Appetite
  • Oxidizes visceral (belly) fat cells
  • Reduces waistline circumference
  • Increases lean mass to fat mass ratio for toned body appearance
  • Reduces body fat by forcing the release of fat from adipose tissues and using fat as a source of energy

For more information, please read the FAQ section on their website.

At the event, we were presented with a talk on the importance of keeping fit, stay healthy and most importantly to most women, maintaining our figures/losing weight.

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GLOW’s consumer, Daphne was also invited to talk about how GLOW products have helped her attain her desirable weight. She has lost a whooping 11kg since! 🙂

 

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We were also invited to join their exercise classes which consist of kickboxing (I LIKE!), Zumba (HOT sport now!) and other classes but due to my hectic schedule, I wasn’t able to commit myself to them. Hence, couldn’t register for any.

It was a short but sweet presentation and event, and I guess everyone was very happy for Daphne as well as inspired by her motivation and weight-loss results! 🙂

Nevertheless, thank you for the invitation, Vanity Trove 🙂

July’s Edition of VanityTrove – Midsummer Gala.

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Yet another box filled with loads of love and surprises!

July 2013 edition of Vanity Trove comprises of :

1. Skin Inc Pure Trinity Cleansing Oil : Anti-oxidising, Brightening, Firming, Hydrating, Plumping, Reducing pore size, Repairing. This triple-action cleansing oil contains skin-loving botanical extracts including japanese cherry tree, artichoke leaf and saxifraga sarmentosa to cleanse, hydrate and boost skin’s healing ability. Three layers of pure active ingredients work in unison to gently remove traces of makeup and daily debris, while maintaining skin moisture levels and revitalizing skin for a brighter and smoother finish in one easy step.

2. Skin Inc My Daily Dose Bottle – Yellow : “It’s the best of our award-winning encapsulated serums from Japan, captured in six petite doses – Collagen (firming), Hyaluronic Acid (hydration), Placenta (brightening), Vitamin A (even skin tone), Coenzyme Q10 (energising) and Ceramide (strengthening).
Six active ingredients that create 30 unique power cocktails for your skin. Now, who says you can’t have it all?uitable for most skins as it is based on your individual needs. It can be used as a reinforcement supplement to your existing skincare or as your main skincare regime. My Daily Dose contains highly concentrated ingredients so you only need to apply 3-5 drops per application, twice a day.

3. Vichy Normaderm Deep Cleansing Gel : Deep Cleansing Gel for clear skin with Salicylic Acid + Totarol + Eperuline. Purifies without drying and gently eliminates impurities. Immediately soothes skin. Suitable for combination and oily skin type.

4. Vichy Normaderm Hyaluspot : The formula, enriched with hyaluronic acid, creates an invisble and protective film on the surface of the skin to protect the imperfection. Also contains antibacterial technology [salicylic acid + LHA]* to help fight the appearance of spots. Spots and marks appear reduced, and the skin is protected from further blemishes appearing.

5. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel : Restores up to 200% higher moisture level* on skin, replenishing and rebuilding skin moisture from within all day long. “Self-Hydrating System” to address the root cause of inner dryness. Innovative formula with smart Progressive Release System absorbs moisture from the air then releasing it into the skin over time. Instantly hydrates skin and helps soothe and calm skin. Skin stays soft, supple, bouncy, radiant with a healthy glow. Oil free formula with non-sticky/matte feel. Dermatologist tested, Allergy-tested. Non-comedogenic.

6. Avance DOU DEMAQUILLANT SUPER : An instant remover design for resistant and waterproof eye make-up!
Gentle to the eye while removing the waterproof eye makeup. A formula that remove and at the same time gently moisture delicate eye area as it contain soothing and moisturizing ingredient, Chamomile flower extract and Trehalose. How to use: Shake it well to mix the two-layer liquid. Take appropriate amount onto facial cotton, place on eyelid area, wait for a short 5 second; then wipe gently across the eyelid area, follow by over the eyebrow.

7. Herborist Whitening Revitalizing Mask : Specially formulated with extracts from several Chinese herbs, including Atractyloides Macrocephala,Poria Cocos,Paeonia Lactiflora and Bletilla Striata, it features mild and nourishing ingredients, which can penetrate into the skin to boost elasticity and vitality of the skin. The product is effective in breaking down ageing horny layer and improving the uniformity of the complexion to help you have tender and fair skin.

8. D’Glamouric Trinity Series Masque : Made up of a unique formulation of 3-in-1 major ingredients consisting of Sheep Placenta serum extract, Collagen and Witch Hazel. These 3 elements provide a cellular rejuvenating, deep cleansing, moisturizing and firming effect. 10 minutes a day is all you need.

Collagen helps in slowing down the natural process of skin aging. It has great moisturizing benefits and excellent hydration properties. When applied topically, like in the form of a mask, the skin absorbs the substance & increase its own natural production of the protein. It can even out fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Perfect treatment for chronic dry skin.

Sheep Placenta works under the same fundamental theory of cell therapy, a process of introducing new cells into a tissue in order to rebuild and revitalize ailing or aging tissues, stimulating the cells of specific organ systems and optimizes/restores their functions. Henceforth, sheep placenta helps to prevent the formation of “age spots”, reduce appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and pigmentation. It is a nutritional supplement branded by many as the “Rolls Royce of all Nutritional Supplements”.

Witch Hazel is a mightily useful little medicinal marvel. Its uses and properties are unique and vast. Due to the anti-inflammatory and anti-itch properties that witch hazel has, it can reduce inflammation on a pimple and itching on the skin. Furthermore, it soothes and prevents a razor burn or sunburn. Daily use significantly tightens up the skin and helps with acne. Moreover, it can reduce eye bags, treat dry skin and encourage quicker healing of minor skin breaks. Not to mention, it is good for refreshing tired eyes and bring a natural scent to the skin.

9. Jane Iredale Difference Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream : Glow Time covers blemishes, minimizes pores, disguises wrinkles and smoothes and brightens skin.

10. Jane Iredale Just Kissed® Lip and Cheek Stain Forever Pink : 

A lip and cheek stain that provides long-lasting, custom color to lips and cheeks.

Features and Benefits:

  • Multipurpose stain uses all natural ingredients to enhance your natural coloring.
  • Non-drying, long-lasting, all natural stain adjusts to your own chemistry for an irresistible pink shade that will flatter your skin’s undertone.
  • Olive butter, avocado butter and wild rose wax soothe and soften lips. Rose flower wax and beeswax nourish and moisturize.

11. Jane Iredale  LIPDRINK SPF 15 LIP BALM : This colorless lip balm really is a drink for the lips.

Also included in Vanity Trove July 2013 was Skin Inc Voucher and Vanity’s own magazine! Visit www.vanitymag.com for beauty secrets! 🙂

Phew!

I’d try to be as detailed as I can for you babes, so hope you girls will check out these products and most importantly, get yourself surprised every month with Vanity Trove now! 🙂

Psst, don’t forget to read the latest beauty article on hairstyles written by yours truly on My Fat Pocket!

July’s Edition of VanityTrove – Midsummer Gala.

Sponsored Advertorial

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Yet another box filled with loads of love and surprises!

July 2013 edition of Vanity Trove comprises of :

1. Skin Inc Pure Trinity Cleansing Oil : Anti-oxidising, Brightening, Firming, Hydrating, Plumping, Reducing pore size, Repairing. This triple-action cleansing oil contains skin-loving botanical extracts including japanese cherry tree, artichoke leaf and saxifraga sarmentosa to cleanse, hydrate and boost skin’s healing ability. Three layers of pure active ingredients work in unison to gently remove traces of makeup and daily debris, while maintaining skin moisture levels and revitalizing skin for a brighter and smoother finish in one easy step.

2. Skin Inc My Daily Dose Bottle – Yellow : “It’s the best of our award-winning encapsulated serums from Japan, captured in six petite doses – Collagen (firming), Hyaluronic Acid (hydration), Placenta (brightening), Vitamin A (even skin tone), Coenzyme Q10 (energising) and Ceramide (strengthening).
Six active ingredients that create 30 unique power cocktails for your skin. Now, who says you can’t have it all?uitable for most skins as it is based on your individual needs. It can be used as a reinforcement supplement to your existing skincare or as your main skincare regime. My Daily Dose contains highly concentrated ingredients so you only need to apply 3-5 drops per application, twice a day.

3. Vichy Normaderm Deep Cleansing Gel : Deep Cleansing Gel for clear skin with Salicylic Acid + Totarol + Eperuline. Purifies without drying and gently eliminates impurities. Immediately soothes skin. Suitable for combination and oily skin type.

4. Vichy Normaderm Hyaluspot : The formula, enriched with hyaluronic acid, creates an invisble and protective film on the surface of the skin to protect the imperfection. Also contains antibacterial technology [salicylic acid + LHA]* to help fight the appearance of spots. Spots and marks appear reduced, and the skin is protected from further blemishes appearing.

5. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel : Restores up to 200% higher moisture level* on skin, replenishing and rebuilding skin moisture from within all day long. “Self-Hydrating System” to address the root cause of inner dryness. Innovative formula with smart Progressive Release System absorbs moisture from the air then releasing it into the skin over time. Instantly hydrates skin and helps soothe and calm skin. Skin stays soft, supple, bouncy, radiant with a healthy glow. Oil free formula with non-sticky/matte feel. Dermatologist tested, Allergy-tested. Non-comedogenic.

6. Avance DOU DEMAQUILLANT SUPER : An instant remover design for resistant and waterproof eye make-up!
Gentle to the eye while removing the waterproof eye makeup. A formula that remove and at the same time gently moisture delicate eye area as it contain soothing and moisturizing ingredient, Chamomile flower extract and Trehalose. How to use: Shake it well to mix the two-layer liquid. Take appropriate amount onto facial cotton, place on eyelid area, wait for a short 5 second; then wipe gently across the eyelid area, follow by over the eyebrow.

7. Herborist Whitening Revitalizing Mask : Specially formulated with extracts from several Chinese herbs, including Atractyloides Macrocephala,Poria Cocos,Paeonia Lactiflora and Bletilla Striata, it features mild and nourishing ingredients, which can penetrate into the skin to boost elasticity and vitality of the skin. The product is effective in breaking down ageing horny layer and improving the uniformity of the complexion to help you have tender and fair skin.

8. D’Glamouric Trinity Series Masque : Made up of a unique formulation of 3-in-1 major ingredients consisting of Sheep Placenta serum extract, Collagen and Witch Hazel. These 3 elements provide a cellular rejuvenating, deep cleansing, moisturizing and firming effect. 10 minutes a day is all you need.

Collagen helps in slowing down the natural process of skin aging. It has great moisturizing benefits and excellent hydration properties. When applied topically, like in the form of a mask, the skin absorbs the substance & increase its own natural production of the protein. It can even out fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Perfect treatment for chronic dry skin.

Sheep Placenta works under the same fundamental theory of cell therapy, a process of introducing new cells into a tissue in order to rebuild and revitalize ailing or aging tissues, stimulating the cells of specific organ systems and optimizes/restores their functions. Henceforth, sheep placenta helps to prevent the formation of “age spots”, reduce appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and pigmentation. It is a nutritional supplement branded by many as the “Rolls Royce of all Nutritional Supplements”.

Witch Hazel is a mightily useful little medicinal marvel. Its uses and properties are unique and vast. Due to the anti-inflammatory and anti-itch properties that witch hazel has, it can reduce inflammation on a pimple and itching on the skin. Furthermore, it soothes and prevents a razor burn or sunburn. Daily use significantly tightens up the skin and helps with acne. Moreover, it can reduce eye bags, treat dry skin and encourage quicker healing of minor skin breaks. Not to mention, it is good for refreshing tired eyes and bring a natural scent to the skin.

9. Jane Iredale Difference Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream : Glow Time covers blemishes, minimizes pores, disguises wrinkles and smoothes and brightens skin.

10. Jane Iredale Just Kissed® Lip and Cheek Stain Forever Pink : 

A lip and cheek stain that provides long-lasting, custom color to lips and cheeks.

Features and Benefits:

  • Multipurpose stain uses all natural ingredients to enhance your natural coloring.
  • Non-drying, long-lasting, all natural stain adjusts to your own chemistry for an irresistible pink shade that will flatter your skin’s undertone.
  • Olive butter, avocado butter and wild rose wax soothe and soften lips. Rose flower wax and beeswax nourish and moisturize.

11. Jane Iredale  LIPDRINK SPF 15 LIP BALM : This colorless lip balm really is a drink for the lips.

Also included in Vanity Trove July 2013 was Skin Inc Voucher and Vanity’s own magazine! Visit www.vanitymag.com for beauty secrets! 🙂

Phew!

I’d try to be as detailed as I can for you babes, so hope you girls will check out these products and most importantly, get yourself surprised every month with Vanity Trove now! 🙂

Psst, don’t forget to read the latest beauty article on hairstyles written by yours truly on My Fat Pocket!

Vanity Trove June 2013

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I know this came in kinda late especially since we are hitting the 2nd week of June now, but nevertheless, better late than never!

What’s in June 2013′s edition of Vanity Trove!

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I have always been a huge fan of VT and was an early subscriber until they have decided to sponsor me with their goodies every month! :)

June 2013 edition :

  • The Apivita Purifying Tonic Lotion for Oily/Combination Skin
  • The Apivita Suncare Light Texture Face Cream for Oily/Combination Skin with Sea Lavender & Propolis
  • The Apivita Express Beauty Deep Cleansing Mask with Green Clay and the Elixir Ultime by Kérastase
  • The Touch In Sol Silky Natural Fit BB Cream
  • Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Gel
  • Ultimate Colla-gen sachets

Do note that the goodies in VT are not the same for all recipients, hence these are what I have received!

Do share yours! :)

Vanity Trove November 2012

Beautiful surprises come knocking on my door every month with awesome beauty care products!

Pamper yourself with monthly surprise gifts with Vanity Trove! 🙂

Vanity Trove Nov 2012 edition comprises  of :

1)  Za‘s Total Hydration Amino Mineral Refreshing Gel (Sample)

2) Ichikami‘s Shampoo, Conditioner and Hair Treatment samples

3) Skin Inc‘s Pure Happy Hand Dew (50ml, full-sized)

4) Mekhala‘s Soothing Tamarind Facial Cleanser (15ml)

5) A pair of Adore‘s sanitary napkins for night and day

6) Uriage‘s AquaPRECIS Moisturizing Refreshing Cream Gel (5ml)

7) Some samples of BRTC‘s BB Creams and gel

8) Discount voucher for Mekhala and BRTC

The first thing which wow-ed me was the Skin Inc’s product because I’ve always wanted to try out Skin Inc’s stuffs for the longest time! 🙂 Plus, comparing the sizes, it’s the only thing that makes the $25 worth while!

But come to think of that, seems like pathetic receiving sample sizes for the rest… 😦

The samples of BB Creams were the least to excite me since I don’t use BB creams/liquid foundations. Compact powder FTW 🙂

The rest are fine I guess, good to try out new products in search of other holy grail beauty care loots 🙂 But not advisable for those who have sensitive/acne prone skin.

I’ve to discontinue the automatic payments made to Vanity Trove which I did for Bellabox since I’m running out of space in my room for all these beauty treats!

Like now.

Nevertheless, enjoy your beautiful surprises! 😀

 

What’s in the October edition of Vanity Trove?

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These are the goodies for the October edition of Vanity Trove! Personally, what I thought to be useful would be the eyebrow pencil from Pupa, since my current eyebrow make up is finishing soon.. Also, I found the cream for reducing veins and the lips tattoos to be interesting as well… But I doubt I will be using the tattoo. The Platinum mask from Beauty Clinic does not excite me one bit at all only because I have many masks lazing around my room! Plus, if I’m not wrong, Beauty Clinic and Leaders InSolution and Leaders Clinic are from the same company. As it is, I have tonnes of masks from Leaders Insolution, that I can’t even remember if I do owe the Platinum flavour! As much as I would love to try out DHC products, the sample sachets kinda annoys me because it’s quite troublesome to use them and you can’t seal them off if you can’t finish using them, which only means that you might have to get empty bottles to fill them in, but it’s difficult too if the amount left is too little… ugh, you get what I mean.

I think I would stop ordering these beauty boxes (Vanity Trove and Bellabox) for awhile till I complete using most of the beauty goodies that are soon to occupy my bed as well due to the lack of space in my room! Heh 😛

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By the way, don’t forget to check out my new article on MyFatPocket on fake eyelashes as well as top Japanese hairstyles for 2012! 🙂Love,
Jean 🙂