Category: Anti-oxidant



Hello everybody,

after decades of successful iconic item called the Advanced Night Repair, a serum for the face, finally Estee Lauder launch one for the eyes area last month (Read it: HERE).

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Here is the product, the box and the details attached to it. A 15 ml pump bottle with nothing but goodness for the eyes area. The minute I saw the product, somehow I found it believable. Maybe due to it’s precedent product known as ANR, or maybe because of all those research behind it.

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Use it before an eye cream, so yes, it’s an eye serum. Twice daily and enjoy the benefit. The product has been with me for a month now and here’s my review.

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I’m not using it alone, but with her faithful companion to guide her through. The Advanced Night Repair serum for the face. I’ll compare their texture and see them standing side by side to fight the aging out of my skin. Since now there are two ANR, one for the face and one for the eyes, let’s call it ANR face, ANR eyes, face and eyes, oh whatever, you got the drill 😀

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Here they are, in terms of texture, color and physical appearance, immediately there are some differences. From the clear slightly brown/orange easy to digest serum to the light creamy white ANR eyes. However, both have that almost the same memorable scent, the one that only available in the ANR world. A subtle herb earthy slightly aromatic floral scent.

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And both feels so easy on the skin, one for the facial skin feels so good on the skin and the one for the eyes as well. It may looks creamy but it is away from heavy and thick. Instantly melts and cover the eyes area with the liquid, penetrates and absorbed by the skin. The feeling afterwards is smooth, soft and relaxed.

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From the press release and details given, I know that ANR eyes are made with full research and knowledge of the eyes original condition. Where it needs a pampering action from all those blinking, laughing, and all our facial eyes expression. And I know for sure I can’t escape using anti aging products, these last few days I have difficulties in sleeping on the right time.

Perhaps due to the surgery and the stitches or maybe it’s just something that all of us has experience. Stress from work or daily life. I meant, we all want a nice, slow paced life with zero pressure. But in reality almost all of us can’t have that luxury, the result? We are exhausted and the skin gets to it’s toll as well.
 

Lines, wrinkles, dehydrated skin is amongst the things we’ve seen the minute we step into the 30. Or for some 25. ANR with a remarkable formula which not just fix the skin on top but all through the DNA.

There’s when and why we need help, and ANR (face and eyes) are 2 of my recommended items on my list. List? Yes, there are a lot of good products out there, anyone just need to find the perfect item exactly matches their skin. It’s just happens that these 2 matches mine and a whole lotta people out there ^_________^

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Use the eye serum from ANR to help the aging off from your eyes from the early age, I’m talking about 18-20’s. Since the signs of aging hits the eyes first. Always use the ring finger from the outer to inner side of the eyes. Try to avoid rubbing the eyes, it’s not just causing wrinkles (since the eyes area are 40% thinner than the face) it’s also might cause infection to the eyes. Avoid using other products for the eyes which has thick texture and fragrances since it can migrate to the eyes. The ANR eyes may be used alone without an eye cream on top of it.

ANR eyes also help reduce puffiness and dark circles around the eyes.

And if needed or wanted, use it with ANR for the face.

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By using them both for a complete Advanced Night Repair experience continually and routinely (minimum of 2 weeks daily application and see the result on your skin) I’m looking younger overall and gradually.

PS: Don’t forget to use the rest of the skincare products (cleanser, toner, moisturizer and sun protection) and always use a clean hand when applying.

So far I can use these products with other brand and range, mix and match accordingly to one’s skin type and needs.

Thank you Estee Lauder Indonesia.

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Hello ladies,

from the recent event with ASTALIFT, I brought home a set and try them recently. Due to it’s nature I can only give a review of 1 week max, so consider this post as first impression ^__^

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In Japan, there are many samples sold in the marketplace. Varieties of brands are offering travel sizes as a tool for customer to try before purchasing a full size item. Now, I see ASTALIFT also selling this minis on their counter, the price is around Rp.150.000.

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There are 6 items in the set and a details plus brochure is included. So anyone could just read the details plus there’s a how to guide as well. From massaging technique to printed information. All of them in Japanese but the photos are quite clear showing how to’s. The amount of product needed in each step also shown. Wow! Japan are very precised in details for sure.

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Start with a cleansing gel to remove all the makeup. Gently melt the gel on the palm before massaging the face with it.

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It was wonderful, I love the Damask Rose scent, the texture of the gel. Watch out don’t let the gel get into the eyes, it sting. I use the gel to clean waterproof mascara which perhaps eye makeup remover will be better for the sensitive eye area.

Still, on the skin, the gel feels really good and thoroughly clean everything it touches.

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All those makeup are gone (incl. the waterproof mascara with a bit of the gel get into the eyes, my bad) and dissolving themselves in the gel. I add a bit of water to emulsify and then rinse everything off. Move on to step 2.

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The cleansing foam or Moisture Foam in ASTALIFT world. This creamy lathery cleanser are so easy to bubbles up. Creating a fine white foam abundantly. Always lather a cleansing foam before touching the face, so it’s the bubbles that cleanse.

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Just like the cleansing gel, massage the foam onto the skin until every side, angle and in between are foamed. Once rinse the face feel clean . . . like almost squeaky clean, like the limit between really clean to overly striping the moisture completely off from the skin. I enjoy double cleansing so much that I keep repeating step 1 and 2 with or without makeup on.

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Then, come the unique part. The Jelly.

Details from http://www.astalift.com.sg:

Jelly Aquarysta

The epitome of all ASTALIFT’s products – Jelly Aquarysta, is a unique anti-ageing phenomenon for every woman.
The uniquely named Aquarysta is derived from AQUA and CRYSTAL, which symbolises the light as water texture of the clear jelly, and the crystal-clear, moisturised skin it brings.
It is the first product to be used right after cleansing / washing in your daily skincare regime, and before lotion and emulsion.
This extraordinary revolutionary skincare formula targets visible signs of premature ageing: dark spots, lines and dull skin, delivering visibly younger, more luminous and ‘replumped’ skin.
Key Ingredients:

  • human-type nano-Ceramide
  • nano-Astaxanthin
  • nano-Lycopene
  • highly-permeable Resveratrol
  • Collagen
  • Damask Rose
Size

  • 40g
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The unique texture of something that really similar to jelly or jell-o. On the skin the jelly will melt and distribution process become easier. The skin receives the jelly as well as a pleasing step on skincare routine. At first I thought it would be a sticky experience, it’s not, somehow the formula just goes into the skin without any inconvenience traces. What’s left on the skin is hydration and plumpness.

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The bright orange is an enticing addition to the product, the team from ASTALIFT assured me not to worry, as the orange/red color will not stain the skin ^__^

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Continue with lotion. The orange colored water is a delight to the skin, I use my hand to distribute the lotion (not cotton) and gently tap them over and add some pressure using the palm to some parts where the palm fit the area. Making sure to help absorption of the nourishing ingredients.

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Step 5 is the essence.

Essence Destiny

Formulated with high concentrations of nano-Astaxanthin, nano-Lycopene, highly-permeable Resveratrol, Royal Jelly, skin firming Elastin and Collagen to effectively deliver anti-ageing goodness deep into the skin.
Use regularly to feel the bounce and suppleness on skin. See your skin return with vigour and enjoy luminescent skin.
Key Ingredients:
  • nano-Astaxanthin
  • nano-Lycopene
  • highly-permeable Resveratrol
  • Collagen
  • Elastin
  • Royal Jelly
  • Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate
  • Damask Rose

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A product that wins awards and one of the star product in the series. The texture is also unique, almost like an unset jelly. So cute and the skin accept them as it was their own. In fact, I think all products in ASTALIFT are penetrated easily into the skin. All of their texture feels so light but packed with a whole lotta goodness for the ageing skin. But without any feeling of overwhelming nor too much.

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The last step would be the cream. The one that seals the whole moisture and nutrients from the outside world. Making sure the products applied before can stay intact on the skin, absorbed and enjoyed.

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This is the cream, milky orange in color and rich in texture. I use it by dividing the cream into several spots on the face. Then, gently massage the cream on the skin with small circular motion.

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The moisture stay with me all day long, I use them twice a day, in the morning after a shower and at night after cleaning the face or after a shower as well. The 6 steps might feel a bit much for some who haven’t got used to it, but for me, it all took less than 3 minutes. I try to do it slower, since actually each step need time and proper massaging technique.

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Overall, I think the set is quite convenient. It comes with all the product in the series where needed (complete set) and suitable for those who want to try before they make any purchasing. I know some other brand provide free samples, but usually the packaging is not as neat as ASTALIFT. The set gives me some ideas of the products, which are:

1. All of them is light in texture but none feel sticky on the skin.
2. The whole 6 steps doesn’t overwhelmed my skin.
3. The brochure inside the box is nicely done, but I wish it comes in English or Bahasa for customer in Indonesia.
4. A great way to introduce the skin to the whole set in full size.
5. Love the naturally derived scent of Damask Rose in the range.
6. So far no allergy reaction nor undesired effect. Usually products contain collagen triggers acne on my skin.
7. I like the natural colors of the products (team ASTALIFT assured us it was not colored, but naturally from the ingredients).
8. I like the high technology behind these products which help the product penetrated better and faster on the skin with nanotechnology. You may read the details here: http://www.astalift.com.sg/the-brands/astalift/astalift-technology.html

And with all those reasons, I want to try the full size products and other collection from ASTALIFT.

Thank you ASTALIFT Indonesia.

Hello ladies,

this item has been on my wishlist for some time. I love anti-oxidant products as I’m fully aware of all those free radicals surrounding our livelihood. We need anti-oxidant not just in our food, but on our skin too.

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A lightweight, translucent gel fluid essence with highest amount of Phyto-Red Energy Complex for visible correction of fine lines and immediate radiance.


Ingredients:
Amalaki
Fruit considered to have most rejuvenating power. It is also one of the richest natural sources of vitamin c while containing flavonoids, polyphenols and carotenoids

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The effect would be rejuvenating and somehow I found an assurance when smelling the berry-kinda-scent that the powers of the fruits are all there. The liquid is light, a hint of orange in color and for me it’s like adding vitamin to the skin. I love how this serum is not oppressed with heavy weight anti lines ingredients in a way that the skin feels too much, but more to the rejuvenation and freshness.

I see vitality, radiant and happier skin. Once spread the liquid easily penetrated into the skin, a once dry skin become moist at first due to the intake of the liquid, then glow, not that kind of oily glow, but a glow like the skin just touched by a ray of sunset, like blushing, but in a milder way.

Then absorbed without sticky leftovers nor oily. Moisturizer can be added almost immediately, best to be used with the cream from the same range. Personally, I’ve tried pairing the serum with moisturizer for other range and brand, so far, none match the result like when using the moisturizer from the same range. It was wonderful and adding vitality to the skin like never before.

Thank you Shu Uemura Indonesia.

Hi everyone,

on the previous post I’ve reviewed the series of Astaxanthin from the toner, essence, emulsion and cream (read: HERE). Now, as mentioned in that previous post, there’s one more item that I really want to try, the Moisture Fixer.

The Moisture Fixer is a

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Somehow I’m not that confident in using it as a primer, but still I’ll do that ^__^ and share you some thoughts, however, the main attraction would be Moisture Fixer as a Sleeping Mask.

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Look at that! Isn’t it beautiful? An amber gel form which resemble an almost set jell-o and all it’s glory. I do play with it for a while and until you actually look at it and personally scoop it out and yes, play with the product, where then you’ll see exactly what I meant.

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When scoop out in a quick way, it will act like an agar, but when gently pour down, it will slowly melts and drips like honey.

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It is the most interesting texture. I wonder how they made it like that and why and all the history behind the making. I hope someday all my questions are answered. For now, I’m just enjoying the product ^__^

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I put it on a cleaned skin and let them do it’s magic. Again, when gently put on the gel will slowly melts and able to be distributed well on the skin. I think if it used as a primer after a cream, I have to melt them well at my palms before touching the facial skin.

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This is me after 30 minutes using Moisture Fixer.

At first, the gel feels cool where then there’s this warm sensation. I let the whole family to try on this mask, my mom, dad, hubby and sister. We all experience the exact same thing when all our skin type is differ by far. The skin gets rejuvenating effect waking up in the morning. I don’t experience abundant moisture but perhaps when used with the whole series the moisture will stay intact inside the film it created.

Overall,

By using the moisture fixer alone the skin get a warm feeling, the smell is light and a bit citrus zing at the end, the lovely texture is fun to put on the skin and application also easy once the gel is melted. I did massage it a bit before leaving it on around 30 minutes or so before bedtime so it wont stick anywhere else but my face.

The sleeping mask gives the skin a bouncy and firming effect (yes, all of us experience that as well), which means this is the perfect item for aging skin in terms of sagging. The rejuvenating effect also so lovely like the skin somehow become younger and healthier overnight.

In terms of being a primer, the honey golden gel helps a sticky foundation become looser blends everything before setting it finely. Wait for the skin become touch-ably dry before adding some powder.