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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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.

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


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.


  • 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


  • 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 🙂

Vanity Trove June 2013

Sponsored post

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?

















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 😛



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 🙂

NOTD + Vanity Trove October Edition

As per my previous post, here’s a sneak peek on my manicure I did yesterday! More pictures and info will be coming right up do stay tuned! 🙂 ❤

Also, don’t miss out what’s in the October edition of Vanity Trove! 😀

Vanity Trove for September!


I’m loving Vanity Trove more and more! What I dig in this September’s issue : Rimmel London eyeshadow, Princess Pinki (Interesting!), Leaders InSolution eye mask (though I have tonnes which I’ve not tried it out yet) and Essie’s nail polish (Came just in time when I wanted to try out other nail polishes besides China Glaze and OPI!) 😀 ❤

Leaders InSolution Hydrogel Eye Therapy Patch

Oilum Body cleanser and Revitalizing Lotion (20ml each)

Montagne Jennesse Masque Deep Cleansing Masque


Princess Pinki Magic Pink Cream

Rimmel London Eyeshadow! So pretty! And how apt, just when I was looking for eyeshadows… 😀

YAY! I can finally tryout Essie nail polish without spending a bomb! I know it’s sold for $10++ at retail stores… 😀

Goodskin labs Smooth 365 – Intensive Clarity + Smoothing Peptide Serum

Shu Uemura’s White Recovery EX Brightening Cleansing Oil
And along with some other vouchers… There was also a leaflet on Sally Hansen’s nail course workshop! Feel like going but have to pay $38 for that but a $100 worth of goodie bag provided! 😀

Happy that most of the items in Sept’s edition are awesome! Except for the fact that they have now included those confetti thing in the box which I think is not only to beautify its appearance, but as well as to ‘fill up’ the emptiness of the box, making it seem ‘fuller’ and ‘complete’..No? =/

Beauty Reviews – Vanity Trove August Edition!



I’m elated to receive my first subscription of Vanity Trove parcel! 🙂 ❤

Was given many useful beauty products which felt that my $25 was waaaayy more worth it than Bellabox (Read my post here)
Vanity Trove definitely won me over.

The only thing is that the waiting time was quite long, compared to BB due to a delay in one of the merchant’s late delivery.
But they did promise to deliver before Aug, which they did – on the 29th.

August box includes :

  • The Scottish Fine Soaps Au Lait Bath & Shower Gel
  • Marjolica Marjorca Eye Reset Gel
  • Biore Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover
  • OxyPad
  • Morilins Eye Therapy Mask – Firming and Revitalizing
  • Sampar Poreless Magic Peel
  • Sampar Equalizing Foam Peel
  • Sampar Glamour Shot
  • Origins Plantscription Anti-aging Eye Cream
  • Skin 79 Super BB Cream
  • Neutrogena Mulberry Foaming Scrub
  • BRAND’S InnerShine Prune Plus Essence
  • BRAND’S InnerShine Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract
  • Erabelle EyeBrow Design Voucher

Not really a fan of eyebrow shaping, so I gave the voucher by Erabelle to my sista 😀

Will update on the products’ reviews! Can’t wait to try! 😀 ❤