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Creme De La Mer Moisturizing Soft Cream

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A revolutionary new formula that delivers the profound benefits of Crème de la Mer in a softer and smoother texture. All key ingredients are now infused by way of Moisturizing Spheres, an advanced absorption technology that allows for irritant-free penetration.

The cream contains the sea kelp-infused Miracle Broth, to sooth redness and replenish lost moisture, and the brand’s exclusive Lime Tea Extract, which is steeped in power anti-oxidant properties to neutralize free radicals, enabling the skin to focus on renewal and repair.

Moisturizing Spheres

The latest breakthrough in La Mer science, Moisturizing Spheres create the rich yet weightless texture of the Moisturizing Soft Cream. As the two phases of lipid ( Miracle Broth™ ) and water ( Lime Tea Extract™ ) are layered in between emollients, tiny multi-layered spheres are formed, creating the smooth, lightweight texture. These Moisturizing Spheres are held together by a thread of gentle cohesive bonds, creating the smooth, lightweight texture. As the bond breaks on application, the small spheres instantly penetrate the skin and are absorbed from top to bottom, delivering moisture deep into the skin. The Miracle Broth™ and Lime Tea Extract™ encapsulated within the multi-layered structure melt layer by layer to release powerful anti-oxidants and replenish moisture.

Vital Energy

The Moisturizing Soft Crème contains the Miracle Broth™, with its legendary powers of transformation, and gives skin the deep moisture it needs to renew itself. A healthy complexion has an electrical charge that allows water to be drawn into the skin, keeping it soft, smooth and hydrated. Skin is transformed, leaving it softer, looking firmer, virtually ageless. Renewed and energized, skin looks youthfully radiant.

Powerful Ingredients

Miracle Broth™

Born from the sea, the Miracle Broth™ lies at the heart of La Mer’s profound powers of transformation. Infused with nutrient-rich sea kelp and simple, pure ingredients including vitamins C, E, B12 and oils of citrus, eucalyptus & alfalfa, the Miracle Broth™ helps soothe irritation and calm the look of redness. Sensitivities appear soothed, and radiance is renewed.

Lime Tea Extract™

La Mer’s exclusive Lime Tea Extract™ is derived from hand peeled limes that undergo a careful extraction process. An original ingredient that Max Huber included in the first Crème de la Mer, the Lime Tea Extract™ is the perfect companion to the Miracle Broth™. Concentrated with powerful anti-oxidant properties, the Lime Tea Extract™ works to neutralize free radicals and help protect the skin from external assaults, allowing the skin to focus on renewal and repair.

Clinical testing has demonstrated a 71% immediate improvement in clarity, 70% immediate improvement in moisture & 65% improvement in visible lift after 8 weeks of usage.

Skin is transformed, leaving it softer, looking firmer, virtually ageless.

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I love this new version of creme de La Mer as it’s lightweight yet utterly nourishing; Totally non greasy & non occlusive ( as compared to the original cdLM ). La Mer calls it another version of the cream, I say it’s the better version.

The best thing about this soft cream is actually it’s moisturizing spheres technology, which unlike the original cdLM, there’s no need to warm & rub the cream prior to application – I just slap & smear the buttery soft velvety cream on; The amazing texture of this soft cream even enable me to perform my facial massage ritual. My complexion is nourished, plumped & revitalized.

Luxurious cream with unprecedented results. Worth the upgrading & reformulation, worth the investment, IMO.

Chanel Coco Noir

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” Before me, no one would have dared dressed in black ” Gabrielle Chanel

” After this, no one would have faith in Noir/Chanel ” London Pretty Boy.

That concludes my verdict on this spin-off type fragrance. If Coco is the grand madame ( elegant & mature ), and  Coco Mademoiselle the mistress ( bright & cheerful ); Coco Noir would be the illegal immigrant au pair !

I am utterly disgusted by Coco Noir. As an exclusive, reputable house of fragrance, Chanel should have done better – Well, at least the classy black bottle is a nice decorative piece, and you could use the juice for your potpourri in the powder room ( I mean toilet, as powder room would be too posh for Coco Noir’s standard )

Estee Lauder Perfectionist [CP+R] Wrinkle Lifting/Firming Serum

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This powerful anti-wrinkle serum is proven to significantly reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles with exceptional speed.

Supercharge the look of your skin.
Fast. Effective. With innovative CPR-75 Technology.

Instantly, Skin feels smooth, looks fresher, younger. 78% of women said it immediately smoothed the look of their lines and wrinkles.

Dramatic. Advanced.
CPR-75 Technology-helps Correct, Prevent and Reduce the look of serious lines and wrinkles.

Groundbreaking CPR-75 Technology addresses the look of lines and wrinkles due to its powerful composition of:

Artemia Extract: a zooplankton that is obtained via marine biotechnology and helps recharge skin’s natural energy.
Advanced Restructuring Protein: an advanced protein extracted from Whey that helps skin maximize its natural production of collagen and fibronectin.
Chlorella Vulgaris Extract: an extract of micro-algae that helps recharge skin’s natural cellular energy and supports optimal production of structural proteins.

NEW Perfectionist [CP+R] also includes:

Flexible Elastomer Technology: a technology that acts almost like a ‘ liquid bandage ’ to instantly fill-in and virtually “ immobilize ” the look of wrinkles. This technology helps reduce the depth and appearance of wrinkles by minimizing the stress and strain of daily movement.
Light Diffusion Optics: formulated for a broad range of skintones, these optics immediately diffuse and scatter light, blurring the look of lines and wrinkles. They also help neutralize sallowness, dark spots and discolorations, so that skin looks brighter, clearer and younger.
Wrinkle Lift Restructuring Peptides: a blend of peptides, proteins and amino acids, which in vitro testing shows, rapidly begins to amplify skin’s collagen and elastin production.

These powerful technologies and ingredients work synergistically to supercharge skin for a less lined, youthful look and help fight the future appearance of lines and wrinkles.

CP+R helps create a virtual “force field” against lines and wrinkles by supercharging your skin’s natural collagen-building power. It supports skin’s natural production of critical support proteins – Collagen, Laminin and Fibronectin – that give it the structure and strength to help fight the look of lines and wrinkles.

Day 1
• Instantly, the look of lines and wrinkles is reduced by 37%. Skin feels smooth, looks brighter, fresher and more plumped.
• In just 2 hours, Wrinkle Lift Restructuring Peptides™ kick-start natural collagen production, beginning the repair of the look of wrinkles from within, for younger looking skin.
Week 1
• CPR-75 Technology reinforces skin’s natural support structure and boosts collagen by an unprecedented 257% and fibronectin by 133% – establishing a new Estée Lauder scientific benchmark. Prominent wrinkles begin to look lifted away, a new level of skin perfection emerges and skin’s density is significantly improved with a younger, firmer and more lifted look.
Month 1
• In clinical testing, 96% of women showed a reduction in the look of lines and wrinkles. Skin reaches its full potential, reclaiming a firmer, re-densified look with new found suppleness and youthful buoyancy. Skin’s natural support structure is also fortified to help fight the look of future lines and wrinkles.

This is my favorite serum of the year. It primes & perfects my complexion like magic; Unlike its predecessor, CP+R doesn’t roll & peel when you apply liquid foundation following it. I find it actually helps to keep my skin matt. My complexion appears smoother, refined & revitalized.

Its benefits are more than skin deep, as I would like to testify. My fine lines are actually less noticeable & my skin feels plumper & firmer after 4 weeks of consecutive use. ( Yes, a huge commitment for a beauty junkie like myself, but when it works wonder, you simply can’t help! )

CP+R does to your skin what CPR does to cardiac arrest casualty. R for resuscitation, and dare I say resurrection?

Guerlain Super Aqua Serum Intense Hydration Wrinkle Plumper

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According to Guerlain researchers, an increasing shortage of water and its distribution in the skin are among the main causes of dehydration and wrinkle formation.

Today water is a precious resource – a “ blue gold ” – that is essential to life. However, when polluted, water becomes toxic for humankind, and for the skin. The water that circulates in the skin gets naturally polluted, causing dehydration and wrinkles.

Water is the central element to life on earth. It is also the element vital to the functioning of the human body. It is essential at the heart of the skin, the external envelope that protects and regulates the many exchanges with our environment.

Water plays a role at different levels in the skin:

• In the stratum corneum, it protects the skin’s barrier structure against external agents by ensuring the organisation of the lipids in the intercellular cement and the plasticity of the corneocytes.
• In the epidermis, it promotes cell vitality, by playing a key part in their renewal and differentiation.
• In the dermis, it helps to maintain tissue firmness and elasticity by bathing the fibroblasts and collagen fibres in an optimal environment for their activity.

An increasing shortage of water and its distribution in the skin are among the main causes of dehydration and wrinkle formation. But they are not alone. The purer the water in the environment in which the different biological processes operate, the better the exchanges and cellular activities, especially the capacities for biosynthesis that govern the skin’s youthfulness. To ensure optimal hydration and postpone the appearance of wrinkles, the quality of the water present in the skin is as important as its quantity.

GUERLAIN REVELATION : THE WATER IN THE SKIN IS POLLUTED NATURALLY, EVERY DAY

Clusterin: a natural anti-pollution mechanism…

All cellular activity is a source of natural micro-fragments produced during cell deterioration or apoptosis. In the skin, the cell has biological means to eliminate these residues that accumulate in the water-rich intercellular spaces. Among them, Guerlain Research has brought to light a glycoprotein responsible for water purification: clusterin. This glycoprotein is able to capture cell debris present in the water in the skin so that these fragments are transported into the cells where they are neutralised.

When, due to age, stress or fatigue, the natural purification mechanisms are overwhelmed, cellular micro-fragments accumulate, particularly in the water in the skin. Just as polluted water can become toxic for humankind, the water in the skin becomes harmful to the proper functioning of the cells. The purification mechanisms themselves malfunction. The process accelerates. A vicious circle is set in motion.

WHEN IT IS POLLUTED, CELLULAR WATER ENCOURAGES DEHYDRATION AND WRINKLES

Guerlain  has created Aqua Complex: it purifies cellular water* to revive the flow of hydration, restore youthfulness and replenish the skin with pure, dynamic water. The new Aqua Complex acts as a doubly protective shield. It reinforces the skin’s internal barrier, increasing its reserves of moisture and increasing cellular resistance to time and external factors.By relaunch the natural depollution mechanisms and purify cellular water, Guerlain has developed a new technology with cutting-edge active ingredients: Aqua Complex; It takes anti-wrinkle hydration to a new dimension.

Guerlain has enriched the SUPER AQUA SERUM formula with a new combination of active ingredients, Aquacomplex, to:

Enhance and relaunch the skin purification mechanisms
By stimulating clusterin* synthesis, Aquacomplex allows the skin to be irrigated with pure and essential water once again. The test results show that after 24 hours we already observe that the expression of clusterin has increased 2.75 times. “Cleansed” of the debris that pollutes it, cellular water is regenerated.

Help to increase the skin’s water reserves
By boosting the level of hyaluronic acid receptors by 20%*, Aquacomplex increases the binding of hyaluronic acid at the heart of the tissue and helps to reinflate the hydric mattress, which ensures the skin’s plumpness.

Help to preserve the impermeability of the skin
By stimulating the synthesis of occludins, the proteins that make up the impermeable junctions in the corneo-epidermal junction (CEJ), by 73%*, Aquacomplex helps to ensure the cohesion of the epidermal barrier.
Gradually rid of the waste that pollutes it*, the water that constantly replenishes the tissue is pure and essential, offering the cells the vitality they need to function optimally.

Imbued with water as pure as morning dew, skin is deeply hydrated and more resistant to the signs of aging. Wrinkles and fine lines are visibly filled in. Skin is left smooth, fresh, radiant and re-plumped.

SERUM EFFICACY TESTS

• 30 hours of intense hydration: +72%
Instrumental test performed on 10 volunteers

• An instant smoothing effect on wrinkles: -27%
Instrumental test performed on 15 volunteers

• Proven moisturising efficacy, even 5 days after stopping the treatment
Instrumental test performed on 19 volunteers, results after 21 days’ twice-daily use.

Clinical assessment performed on 32 women, results after 4 weeks’ twice-daily application.

• 97% of women who tried it were satisfied.

Immediately
- they recover soft, supple skin that no longer feels tight: 92%
- their face is smoothed: 75%

After 1 month’s use of the serum:
- the skin is intensely plumped up: 88%
- the skin is more supple and comfortable: 97%
- the skin is smoother: 94%
- the skin is luminous and radiant: 94%

I totally adore the packaging of this reformulated hydrating serum; absolutely gorgeous & ultimately elegant! The pump dispenser is extremely user friendly & guaranteed to dispense the amount required precisely, hygienically & preserve its active ingredients till application.

The texture of this new Super Aqua serum is less oily than its predecessor, yet feels velvety & enveloping enough for the ultimate skin pampering. Despite its Aqua Serum nomenclature, this is actually a fine lotion. It smoothes & retextures my skin upon application. And in case you wonder, this subtly fragranced serum does make you feel like a spoilt diva. Its lovely scent is phenomenal, yet non-sensitizing ( my complexion ).

Super Aqua Serum Intense Hydration Wrinkle Plumper leaves my skin refreshed, energized & rehydrated. I use this as a booster serum + moisturizer at night. My skin felt pampered & nourished enough with this serum alone sans night cream. I regard this as a luxurious

The only complaint is it doesn’t plump wrinkles ( it does smoothes fine dry lines though).

Hello Again

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Hello everyone, just to keep you all up to date with my house renovation progress……

The tres Dior houndstooth check wallpaper over the foyer.

The colorful bird to bring good omens & news, opportunities; Brass deer for comfortable and prosperous life for the family.

An acrylic painting depicting a gorgeous white horse trotting, I regard this an auspicious horse that would bring me abundance and victories.

In case you wonder where I had spend my money on……

I love chandeliers, especially if they are genuine crystal chandeliers.

 

Staring Gaze

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Man wil be man.

Bold & Beautiful

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Get ready for something bright & crazy, summer is just around the corner……

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