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SANA Namerakahonpo Cream

SANA Namerakahonpo Cream – An impressive moisturizer that heals flaky skin within days

  Have you been suffering from dry and flaky skin? Check out SANA Namerakahonpo Cream, an impressive moisturizer that nourishes the skin marvelously and healed my dry patches within days. As much as I love this rich cream, there’s one potential weakness that you should take note of.  Although SANA Cream may not be entirely safe on my pimple-prone skin, …

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Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser – A cleanser I would only use in the morning

  I bet you’ve heard of Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. It’s a classic skincare brand that has been around for ages and is highly-recommended by dermatologist worldwide. My partner has been a loyal fan of Cetaphil Cleanser and urged me to give it a try many years ago. I did but only sporadically until recently when I made myself use …

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Aloe Calming Toner

How The Body Shop Aloe Calming Toner refreshes dry skin with gentle ingredients

  Interested in an alcohol-free toner? Today, I’ll review The Body Shop Aloe Calming Toner, a product formulated for those with sensitive skin. Although I don’t have sensitive skin, I thought my drier skin these days could benefit from a gentle toner. Let’s take a look and see how well this Aloe Calming Toner performs against my age-induced dry skin. …

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Innisfree Green Tea Seed Eye Cream

Innisfree Green Tea Seed Eye Cream is so versatile, you can share it with mom

  Innisfree Green Tea Seed Eye Cream is one of the most versatile eye creams I’ve used. Its formulation makes it great for all ages and for the same reason, it’s also suitable for day and night use. Read on and see if this Korean-made eye cream would suit your skin profile.  What Innisfree Green Tea Seed Eye Cream Promised …

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Cezanne Natural Cheek N Blusher

Cezanne Natural Cheek N Blusher | Another Cheap Japan Makeup that Works

  Editor Note (Dec 2019): This post was first published in Jan 2019 and updated to add more colour swatch after a repurchase.  Hey friend, I’ve something cheap and good to share with you today – a Japan-made blusher that I’ve hauled back from Okinawa. After using Cezanne Natural Cheek N for close to half a year, I am ready to …

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Anti-aging: Is it better to eat your tomatoes raw or cooked?

Did you know that tomato is a good anti-aging food? Rich in antioxidant, tomato can slow down the oxidation process taking place in the body, which is a leading cause of aging. But is it better to take your tomatoes raw or cooked?  Contrary to logical belief, tomatoes are best taken when cooked. The cooking process boosts the antioxidant power …

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Skin Aqua UV Essence

Skin Aqua UV Essence Review: Affordable Japanese sunscreen with one imperfection

  The one thing that I’ll always bring back from Japan is none other than a Japanese sunscreen. In my recent trip to Nippon, I bought a few tubes including Skin Aqua UV Essence SPF50+. This is by far the cheapest sunscreen that I’ve gotten in Japan and I wondered how Skin Aqua would match up with the other great …

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Chin Filler Cutis Medical Laser Clinics

Review: Chin Filler Treatment by Cutis Medical Laser Clinics (Part 1 – The Consultation)

  Zero Desire for Chin Filler Treatment Want a genuine review from someone who has never thought of having a chin filler done or craved for one? You’ve reached the right place. I’ve never felt the need or desire to augment my chin. Not that I have a perfect chin, but probably I’m not vain enough to long for a …

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Ultherapy Cutis Medical Laser Clinics

Ultherapy Review: Watch me undergo a No-downtime Facelift at Cutis Medical Laser Clinics

Is Ultherapy painful? Can it firm sagging skin without melting fat? I was recently invited to try out Ultherapy treatment at Cutis Medical Laser Clinics in Singapore and like to share a review of this non-invasive facelift procedure. You’ll read about my first-hand experience going through this non-invasive treatment. I’ll also share facts and uncover myths about this ultrasound procedure, …

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Meiji Amino Collagen

Meiji Collagen Review: Does Collagen Powder Really Work?

  The first time I tried Meiji Collagen Powder, I was in my 20s. At this ‘tender’ age, I didn’t notice any significant improvements after consuming half-a-year’s worth of collagen powder.  Now that I’m in my 40s, would Meiji Amino Collagen start to make a difference to my less-taut and wrinkly skin? Or is collagen powder just a money-sucking myth? …

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