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Top 5 Luxury Brands to give you baby smooth radiant skin September 25, 2011

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I’ve split this post into two versions : Luxury version which feature products from high-end luxury lines, and the Budget version for the lower-mid range brands! We all know that one of the major reasons why our skin feels smooth after applying cosmetics is the silicones that are contained in it! Therefore, the products I’ve chosen are based on the long-term effects of the products, and the skin texture even after washing your skin ( to prove that it’s not the silicones that are doing the job ). Feel free to share your favourite products that leaves your skin really smooth and radiant on the comments section below!

 

These are not reviews, the full reviews will be posted up soon!

 

 

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1. SK-II

 

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence / SK-II Cellumination Mask In Lotion

 

 

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence is probably the most famous essence in Asia and has been loved by many. It really leaves your skin hydrated, smooth and is also known as ‘the miracle water’ by many Asians. The other product called the SK-II Cellumination Mask In Lotion was launched a few months back which also acts as a toner essence to give you the full effect of a ‘lotion mask’ without using a ‘lotion mask’ ! This product is really amazing, and fares better than the classic SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. It really gives your skin a boost – and makes it realllly soft and radiant– to the point that you’re gonna hear a ‘screech’ if you rub your hands on your face , a must try!

 

 

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2. Sulwhasoo

 

 

Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Cream /

Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Treatment

 

 

 

Both products does amazing things to your skin overnight. You’ll have smooooooth radiant skin when you wake up in the morning! Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng is concentrated. It’s up at number 1 on top of the ingredient list ( unlike Water which is usually the 1st ingredient in the ingredient list – but would u pay so much for water? ), therefore you know you’ve got your value for money. Can’t afford the Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Cream? Try the Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Treatment which is just as good. Acutelobed Angelica and Pomegranate help brighten skin tone and Walnut and White Mulberry restore skin’s vitality by delivering essential nutrients.

 

 

Still don’t have the budget to try the Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Treatment? Don’t worry, try Hannule Overnight Sleeping Pack which is from the same company that does Sulwhasoo – but more affordable. You can purchase it on Gmarket for about $30USD by typing 한율 고결진액 수면팩.

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3. History Of Whoo

 

 

 

History Of Whoo Gongjinhyang Line /

History Of Whoo In Yang Sleeping Repair Mask

 

 

 

Sulwhasoo’s biggest competitor – History Of Whoo. Using the entire line will give you really soft, smooth radiant baby skin, probably the best line in giving you smooth baby skin. You’ll slowly notice how this line will change your entire skin texture! However, this line is definitely not suitable for those with oily skin. Don’t have the budget to try the entire line ? Try out the History Of Whoo In Yang Sleeping Repair Mask and you’ll achieve the same effect without having to try out the entire line!

 

 

 

 

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4. OHUI

 

 

OHUI Cell Power No1 Essence / OHUI Black Serum

 

 

 

OHUI Cell Power No.1 Essence is really one very under-rated serum by foreigners which seems to concentrate more on Sulwhasoo or History Of Whoo. The OHUI Cell Power No.1 Serum is one of OHUI’s bestsellers and star product, and is very well known in Korea. It uses highly concentrated patented ‘SC No.1’, LG’s unique key elements from recombinant epidermal stem cell medium and recombinant dermal stem cell medium.  Everything from the serum is a winner – it’s really light weight, absorbs super fast, and moisturizes your skin in seconds! Sometimes, i do not even need to apply anything else after the serum because my skin feels so moisturized, light, smooth and happy!

 

 

The other amazing serum from OHUI is the newly introduced OHUI Black Serum – more expensive than the Cell Power No.1 Essence. It’s even more liquid than the Cell Power No.1 Essence, absorbs really fast, and gives the same effect ( or even better actually ) than the Cell Power No.1 Essence. Of course, it is more expensive than the Cell Power No.1 Essence ( about $30 USD more ). This serum uses Moringa Seed extracts which has excellent purifying qualities. It also contains the Black Knight Complex which consists of Black Crowberry + Black Olive. Not to forget, it contains EGF too!

 

 

 

 

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5. Su:m 37

 

Su:m 37 Water-full line / Su:m 37 Time Energy line

 

 

 

Su:m 37 has gone a looong way since it’s launch 2 years ago. It’s now a very well known luxury brand in Korea, and probably sooner or later in Asia. The reason why i didn’t put the Su:m37 star product – the Secret Programming Essence – on the list was because i felt that the SK-II Cellumination Mask In Lotion was much better. However, there are two lines from Su:m 37 that will guarantee you baby smooth skin.

 

 

 

First off is the Su:m37 Water-full range – the hydration range – which is everything a hydrating range should be : refreshing, moisturizing, non-greasy, lightweight, and long-lasting ! Even after washing your skin, you can feel the difference. Starting off with the toner, it immediately leaves your skin really moisturized and soft. The 2nd range is the Su:m37 Time Energy range which ‘resets’ your skin’s turnover cycle to provide you with healthy skin. This range is also really good – it even heals your acne and gives you that glow you dream off!

 

Cosmetic Products that will withstand the test of time August 7, 2011

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Most cosmetic products do not withstand the test of time. Most products are usually changed, discontinued, or introduced for only a certain period of time according to the seasons. As they say, only the strongest survive! So let’s continue and find out which products which have been a classic in the skincare market and has stood the test of time and the ones that will !

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Lancome Genefique Youth Activating Concentrate

Lancôme’s phenomenon skincare was the result of 10 years of Research and a break through in skin technology. With ten years of research and seven international patents to its name, this revolutionary solution boosts production of ‘youth proteins’ to reverse the signs of aging. Drop by drop, skin is infused with life, taking on a more refined texture, velvety softness, and a breathtaking, lit-from-within look.

Though launched only in June 2009, this is fast come Lancome’s Best Seller EVER and their new star product. Génifique Youth Activator received immediate widespread support from top beauty journalists and since its global launch Génifique has won over 64 awards from the most prestigious magazines in the world ,including The Marie Claire Prix d’Excellence. The Press unanimously described Génifique Youth Activator as the cosmetic of the future. And i’m sure that even in 10 years time, this product will still be available.

Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Dimethicone, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Salicyloyl Phytosphingosine, Amonium Polyacryldimethyltauramide/Amonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Limonene, Xathan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Octyldodcanol, Citric Acid, Citronellol, Parfum/Fragrance.

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Sulwhasoo First Care Serum

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Introduced on September 1997, this product has far become Sulwhasoo’s star product. With millions (10 million sold between 1997 to 2009, and 1.6 million sold last year) of bottles sold, and with Sulwhasoo expanding into the USA, China, and Japan – the First Care Serum will only prove to be more and more popular by the coming years.

 

 

This serum doesn’t work as a normal serum which is used in before emulsion, and after toner. It is to be used within 3 seconds after cleansing to maximize it’s results. Membranous Milkvetch promotes natural skin circulation and Dwarf Lilyturf and Licorice boost synergy among herbal extracts to restore skin’s natural healthy radiance.

 

 

Find out 100 ways to use the Sulwhasoo First Care Serum : Here

 

 

Ingredient list:
Water, Natto Gum, Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycerin, Betaine, Glycery Polymethacrylate, Peg/Ppg-17/6 Copolymer, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Algae Extract, Astragalus Membranacelus Root Extract, Bupleurum Falcatum Root Extract, Carbomer, Coix Lacryma-Jobi Seed Extract, Zizyphus Jujuba Fruit Extract, Lilium Candidum Blub Extract, Lonicera Japonica Leaf Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Germ Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora Root Extract, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Plantago Asiatica Extract, Polygonatum Officinale Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Extract, Rehmannia Glutinosa Root Extract, Cellulose Gum, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract, Equisetum Giganteum Extract, Cacao Color

 

 

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Coreana Vitamin-C Collagen Powder Essence

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This product was launched in 1999, and was recently renewed and upgraded in 2011, achieving the 1 million mark only after 5 months.

 

This is double functional item for whitening & anti-aging. It contains vitamin C derivates (whitening) & mallotus japonicus bark extract (anti-aging). These set of function has been certified. It has changeable texture from powder to liquid for moisturizing and excellent efficacy of ingredient.

 

One bottle is for 6 day use and it is programmed to be used for 30 days in total. After toner, take one spoon amount and put it on the dish enclosed and apply over the eye area & face with fingers by spoting on them.

 

 

 

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SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

 

Known in Asia as the ‘Miracle Water’, the SK-II Facial Essence has been the best seller of SK-II every single year!

 

Containing more than 90% Pitera®, this much loved miracle water is a must-have for healthy, radiant skin. It helps maintain the skin’s natural renewal cycle to its optimum condition to allow skin nourishment. It also works to balance the skin’s pH and sebum secretion, so oily and dry areas are properly moisturised.

 

Ingredient List : SACCHAROMYCOPSIS FERMENT FILTRATE, ETHYLHEXYL ISONONANOATE,HYDROGENATED COCO-GLYCERIDES, SORBITAN STEARATE, GLYCERYL STEARATE,PEG-100 STEARATE, CHOLESTERYL HYDROXYSTEARATE, MYRISTYL ALCOHOL,
PEG-40 STEARATE, TRIETHYLHEXANOIN, TOCOPHEROL, WATER, SODIUM HYALURONATE, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, BATYL ALCOHOL, CARBOMER,POLYSORBATE 65, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, BUTYLPARABEN, METHYLPARABEN,PHENOXYETHANOL, PROPYLPARABEN, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, SQUALANE, NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DIETHYLHEXANOATE, GLYCERIN, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, MYRISTYL MYRISTATE, C10-30 CHOLESTEROL/LANOSTEROL ESTERS

 

 

 

 

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Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair

 

 

It’s won countless accolades, awards and beauty editor testimonials, and an all time best seller at Estee Lauder since it was first introduced in 1982 but it was recently upgraded and improved in 2009 for even greater anti-ageing benefits. Every 3 minutes, a bottle of the Advanced Night Repair is sold.

 

Why update a winning formula? Following 25 years of groundbreaking DNA Research, Estée Lauder have developed a new, improved version of Advanced Night Repair, specifically to help combat the ageing effects of all environmental stress and DNA damage.

 

Ingredients : WATER\AQUA\EAU, BIFIDA FERMENT LYSATE, METHYL GLUCETH-20, PEG-75, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, BIS-PEG-18 METHYL ETHER DIMETHYL SILANE, ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA EXTRACT, TRIPEPTIDE-32, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT, COLA ACUMINATA (KOLA) EXTRACT, RETINYL PALMITATE, PANTETHINE, CAFFEINE, GLYCERETH-26, SODIUM RNA, SQUALANE, OLETH-3 PHOSPHATE, OLETH-3, OLETH-5, BISABOLOL, CHOLETH-24, CETETH-24, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE), SODIUM HYALURONATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, LECITHIN, XANTHAN GUM, TEA-CARBOMER, TRISODIUM EDTA, BHT, PHENOXYETHANOL, METHYLPARABEN, BENZYL ALCOHOL, GREEN 5 (CI 61570), YELLOW 5 (CI 19140), RED 4 (CI 14700).

 

 

 

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