Category: Anti-Wrinkle


Hi lovely eyes,

has anyone told you that? I had! The feeling is wonderful and made me feels like I have the prettiest eyes on the planet ^^

Unfortunately (sucks, there’s always unfortunately), these eyes need help to stay pretty for years and years to come. That’s why I’m really happy and keen on trying Lancome Genifique Yeux Light Pearl. The new item from Lancome specially made for the pretty eyes.

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Details from www.lancome-usa.com:

Eye luminosity, the new visible sign of youth.

The new 360° eye contour transformation.
Lancôme introduces its 1st eye-illuminating serum, engineered with a unique rotating and massaging applicator to reach even the most inaccessible eye areas.
Experience a 360° eye contour transformation above and below the eyes for visible results.

After 4 weeks of use, results show 78% of women thought that the eye contour was visibly improved.1


Technology:
– First-of-its-kind 360° massaging Light-Pearl™ applicator.
– Perfectly adapts to the fragile eye area
– Offers a delicate and precise massaging action on the eye contour

Benefits:
More Luminous
See Deflated Eye Bags
Smoother
After 4 weeks of use, results show 78% of women thought that the eye contour was visibly improved.1

1Self assessments – consumer test – 4 weeks.

Have you read it? 360 degree of massaging and eye contour transformation. Me waaaannnttttttt




Smoother skin near the eyes, deflated eye bags and luminous too? It’s really engineered for the eyes, sounds too good to be true? Look at the applicator and let me testify some for you as well.

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The teardrop shaped metal ball feels cold on the skin, perfect for the eye bags, the one that usually need cooling action for compressing. The cloudy slightly gel liquid is like a dew touching the eyes area. Comfortable and gives somehow a delightful feeling, it’s either the massaging action or the texture of the metal tear drop pressed against the skin with a lovely serum, or just both.

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Perfect for a lazy bum who rarely gives their eyes a daily massaging or even a great product to be put on. It’s two in one ^^

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Will I keep using it? Yes!
Will I recommend the product? Yes! For everyone start from early 20’s or when the agings start to take control more than ever before.

Tips on using it?
On a clean face after toner and facial serum, before essence, moisturizer and sun protection.

The staff from Lancome told me the product can be used anytime, including after makeup, but I’ve tried using after makeup and it melts my makeup away plus the applicator become tainted, so, I stick to my how to on the Tips above, use it during skincare time for a younger, prettier and perkier looking eyes.



Hello gorgeous ladies,

there’s a new serum in the Biotherm world and I’m going to share how awesome it is, be prepared ^^

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Here some details from www.biothermsg.com:

The team from Biotherm has been so excited and exuberant when showing me the products and what it can do. I was in either try to grasp their enthusiasm or somehow in disbelief, can a product be THAT good?

They’ve shared with me the 9 visible result, the texture, the bottle and the details.

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As usual the Biotherm is about pure thermal plankton and since a couple of years ago, they start exploring new resources to the waters from ocean, lakes, rivers and not just spa water. Now, the Blue Therapy Serum is extracted from 3 different water sources.

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Please do watch the video.

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What do you think? After viewing the video, reading about the ingredients and see the details above, where we can do something about aging and it will show an 80% differences. So from 100% aging, only 20% is inevitable, so if we use the correct product, we might avoid the 80%, resulting in a youthful skin, firm, less lines and wrinkles, and less dark spots too. Amazing!

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Benefits

80% of the signs of aging can be visibly reduced.

Results

Wrinkles appear smoother, contours feel tighter as though uplifted and dark spots appear reduced for a visible transformation. For all skin types.

Texture

A golden elixir that melts into your skin.

Apply morning and/or evening to clean skin.
Apply either underneath your usual moisturiser or anti-age product, or apply alone.
Using both hands, smooth over the face in an outward pattern starting from the centre. Finish by the neck. Avoid eye contour.


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And this is the product, please do mind my comical mood ^^ lately I need to express my self more, more than just words, after all an image worth thousands of words. A product this good do need thousands of words ^^

Yes, there are tiny sparkles on the smooth gel, like golden mixed with white gold is crushed and infused. The amazing smell of aquatic resources and a touch from Biotherm scent department. It’s like an elixir, an efficacious liquid for youth.

I’ve been using it for weeks and I’ll begin with how smooth and fast it is to penetrate into the skin, leaving the skin a bit glow before completely absorb. There are reaction from the skin, in my case, a positive reaction. Hydration, firmer, dewier, plumper skin with a more even toned complexion within 10 days. And I’m sure this is not yet the climax.

The product is used like other serum, on a cleaned face, after the toner and right before moisturizer. I use it with my Aquasource, a moisturizer from Biotherm family as well. You may use it with other brand and range but best to be used within the series of the same brand.

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Will I keep using it? Definitely!

Will I recommend the product to my loved ones? Yes!

Thank you so much Biotherm Indonesia.


Hello everyone ^^

Kiehl’s has a new item for the eyes, the powerful wrinkle reducing eye cream. Come from the series of Abyssine.

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Details from www.kiehls.com:

Powerful anti-wrinkle eye cream

• Skin fortifying under-eye cream, with a combination of micronutrients, Copper PCA and Calcium PCA
• Significantly improves wrinkles, texture and elasticity.
• Formulated for the delicate under-eye area

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A unique eye cream which help reducing the lines and seems like the focus is anti wrinkle with the firming abilities. Like any product it is not an instant effect but to be used at least 2 weeks and 1 month to see the significant differences.

The thick Arctic ice blue colored cream is almost scentless too.

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And like any other wonderful product out there, the eye cream has to be used with all means possible, no staying up late, get enough sleep, maintain a healthy habit and diet as well.

I use the eye cream after serum and right before moisturizer. Using a ring finger I use around a rice-sized. Then blend the cream between two ring fingers and gently dab the eyes with them. They melt nicely and caress the skin surrounding the eyes.

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Suitable for those above 25, this lightweight cream is perfect to be used 2 times daily, day and night. Occasionally I use it for my lips too ^^ It made them lines free. Put it in a fridge for a cooling and de-puffing the eye bags. 

Thank you Kiehl’s Indonesia.


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.


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 ^__^

From the recent event with Clinique, I get myself a nice juicy serum heehee. I’ve been eying on this item for months (since I saw their appearance on Singapore Women’s Weekly) and dreaming about having it. At last, it’s mine \^0^/ 

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Details from www.clinique.com:

  • Skin Types: All
Potent serum gives every skin a second chance against lines, wrinkles, sun damage. In 4 weeks, see obvious reduction in lines, wrinkles, improved texture. At 12 weeks, the visible wrinkle-reducing power is remarkably close to a dermatological laser procedure. 63%, to be exact. Different commitment, different results. And yet impressive results guaranteed.

  • Apply 3 to 4 drops twice a day to face and around eyes. For all Skin Types. Partner with any of Clinique’s de-aging solutions
  • For increased prevention against the effects of stress, sun and pollution, add Superdefense SPF 25 and Super Rescue.
  • For intense visible repair, add Youth Surge SPF 15 and Youth Surge Night.
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I don’t know about most people, but I always make a wishlist on things I want to to have, most of them are beauty products haha! I found them very interesting and appealing. Clinique’s ad is always sleek and clean. Minimize in design yet able to strikingly provoke curiosity and clearly describe the results of using the products being advertized.

Laser Focus ad is cool and looks high tech, like it was made with the latest machine in the universe. The clear slightly milky serum is said to be as close as dermatological laser procedure, I’ve done one of that laser before and hmm, let’s see the result shall we?

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The serum used after cleansing and toner. The serum may be use all over the face and areas near the eyes too, neat! I love beauty products, each and everyone of them (that works) but I’m still longing for an item that can be used all over, fuss free products and actually really effective. I know we need 4, 5, or even 6 steps, but still, don’t we all just longed for the easiest, quickest, fastest, and simplest product out there?!

The fact that this serum provide several benefits to fight aging from wrinkles and the sun is cool too. Some products provide anti-lines and wrinkle, some helps clears up the spots, this serum provide both and it actually add some ‘power’ of hydrating as well. The slightly sticky texture holds the moisturizer which added right after the serum, promote better moisture barrier for the skin. I use it mostly on night time and waking up with this plump and dewy skin. The finer lines are far more easier to be erased, in a number of 1-2 weeks the very fine lines disappearing.

I do have several dark spots on my cheeks, so far they are still there . . . hmm, I know that spots are tougher, but I’m keen on keep using it until the whole bottle is finished ^__^ So far I can see the whole face seems brighter, softer and happier. Maybe the tinier and thinner spots are gone by now like the skin been through a regenerating process.

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Overall, this serum with a fancy packaging not just looks cool from the outside but inside too. First time user might feel the serum to be sticky, use a hydrating moisturizer after the serum and see how the serum helps hold the moisturizer to stay intact to the skin. I think it is best for those around 30 years old or when the signs of aging such as lines, wrinkles and spots are appearing. May be used with products from other brand and type according to one’s need.

Laser procedure also took several treatment to start showing result, for now I choose Clinique RepairWear Laser Focus for showing results almost like laser treatment with a very small fraction of the price.

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 all!

Last week I was invited by ASTALIFT.

About ASTALIFT from www.astalift.com.sg:

‘ASTA’ in Japanese means tomorrow and ‘LIFT’ refers to the uplift of one’s inner emotions as beauty shines through. The result is a meaningful brand promise that offers renewed skin.
Created by FUJIFILM, ASTALIFT is an award-winning brand that offers carefully-researched skincare and supplement products with proven efficacy.
Not many know that oxidation – the leading cause of freckles and skin ageing – is responsible for colour fading in photographs. FUJIFILM has applied its advanced understanding of the process of anti-oxidation technology to create ASTALIFT’s award-winning anti-ageing products.
What’s more, Collagen – an important structural protein in human skin – is also the key ingredient for photographic film. FUJIFILM, harnessing its nearly 80 years of collagen research, has effectively channeled this area of expertise to ASTALIFT’s products.
FUJIFILM has also applied its proprietary knowledge of nanotechnology – for exposing and colour developing in film – to allow high concentrations of ultra-fine skin-nourishing ingredients to be delivered effectively and deeply to targeted levels of the skin, while preserving their efficacy.
FUJIFILM’s strengths in image analysing technologies – gleaned from our vast experience in the photographic and medical fields – have also been used in skin tone reproduction technology to enhance one’s looks in the cosmetics field.
Inspired by skin cell research. Powered by proprietary nano technology.

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At one of the prestigious hotel in Kuningan, a brand that produce Jelly that feeds the skin with the power of red and the ability to penetrate deep into the skin.

Anti-oxidation, Collagen, Nanotechnology and Optical technologies

Not many know that oxidation – the leading cause of freckles and skin ageing – is responsible for colour fading in photographs. FUJIFILM has applied its advanced understanding of the process of anti-oxidation technology to creating ASTALIFT’s award-winning anti-ageing products.
What’s more, Collagen – an important structural protein in human skin – is also the key ingredient for photographic film. FUJIFILM, harnessing its nearly 80 years of collagen research, has successfully cultured 3 types of collagen – each precisely engineered to reach a different skin layer – to protect, supply and nurture the collagen in your skin.
The brand has also applied FUJIFILM’s proprietary knowledge of Nanotechnology to allow strong skin-nourishing ingredients in ASTALIFT products to penetrate deep into the different layers of the skin. Nano-size antioxidants – Astaxanthin and Lycopene, combined with the 3 types of collagen are absorbed quickly into the deeper layers of the skin for optimal hydration and nourishment.
FUJIFILM’s strengths in image analysing technologies – gleaned from extensive R&D in the photographic and medical fields – have also been used in skin tone reproduction technology to enhance one’s looks in the cosmetics field.

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A team from Singapore brought us the presentation about how the nanotechnology and the meaning of Aka No Chikara.

One of the ingredients found in ASTALIFT is Astaxanthin, which is a red pigment.

Astaxanthin is a Carotenoid found in nature – in vegetables containing β-Carotene and Ricopin. High in applicability, it is 10 times more powerful than β-Carotene and 1,000 times stronger then CoQ10.
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The benefit of using ASTALIFT:

ASTALIFT is formulated with 3 types of collagen of different sizes, not only to hydrate skin surface, but also to effectively permeate deep into the skin’s stratum corneum layer.

The 3 types of collagen act together to moisturise and enhance skin suppleness, as well as to enhance the collagen deep inside your skin.

ASTALIFT is also powered by Astaxanthin, Lycopene and highly-permeable Resveratrol. Astaxanthin is an antioxidant that is 1,000 times more powerful than CoQ10 (Co-enzyme Q10). It protects the collagen within your skin from damage and maintains the skin’s elasticity and firmness. Like Astaxanthin, Lycopene and highly-permeable Resveratrol are antioxidants with age-defying properties.


And during the presentation, we can all try the products on our table.

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I started mine with a cleansing gel. Then, one by one until everything on the table, tried them all on the hand surface. So far I found the texture of all the products to be light, rejuvenating and hydrating. The skin looks to be gaining vitality as well.

I love the subtle scent of roses, which is from damask rose. Lovely and comforting in the same time.

 Here are the products:

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The complete series is presented and available in Indonesia. You may have seen them in several department store in Jakarta, such as, Seibu Grand Indonesia, SOGO Mal Alam Sutra, and SOGO Mal Kelapa Gading. 


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The brand also have 2 signature items, the Essence and the Jelly. I’m a huge fan for beauty products in a form of a jelly ^__^ or other ‘unique’ texture/ form.

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They handed me some travel sizes to be tried at home. Fret not, I’ll share my review right after trying them one by one.

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The uniqueness doesn’t stop there, the masks are made with a high quality fabric, yes, I have one from the whitening series and will share the review as well after trying them.

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Both of the mask is orange in color after being soak with the ‘juice’ from ASTALIFT.

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Beside skincare, ASTALIFT also comes with a series of makeup. Again, with some stunning features:

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Skincare and makeup in one (not meant to replace skincare thou’).

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Want to try them? Me too!

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The selection of shades are not bad. Even the lightest shade comes in three variation from pinkish, ochre, to ochre beige, and they all contain astaxanthin and collagen like the skincare.

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Time do flies when I’m enjoying myself. This is me with the team from Singapore and Japan.

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Thank you for having me and all of us during the event .

Thank you for reading this post, stay tune for more review on the products and prepare to be mesmerize @_@ by ASTALIFT

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Hi lovelies,

through the recent event I’ve found out that many of young bloggers in Indonesia haven’t even heard the brand ZA (pronounce per alphabet as in Z and then A). During my college days, as MTV started, ZA is everywhere and considered very cool, ZA New York. That’s how this Japanese brand started.

I think their focus is the New York effortless look but with high quality skincare for a busy young girls.

Here’s a glimpse of one of their commercial:

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You can find more of them in Youtube.

ZA is one of the brand in the same group that produce Shiseido, ring a bell? Of course! Shiseido is one of the largest cosmetics company in the world. So without ever disregarding the word high quality, ZA is made for those who are young (or young at heart), vibrant, modern, fresh and where hydration plays a very important role in their cosmetics line.

Beside makeup, ZA has a line of skincare range called: Total Hydration, True White and Future Defense.

I’ve share a short review on Total Hydration (HERE) at my previous post. Suitable for those who are around 16 years old until early 20’s.

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This time I will review about
ZA Future Defense

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The complete full range from za-cosmetics.com

I have them all except for the mask.

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The packaging is simple in gold, made to be used by those who wants to get rid of early aging signs such as fine lines with the power of plumping up the skin with moisture.

I wish they come in different color, purple perhaps? Since gold are mostly used by cosmetics for the golden age . . . 50’s, ups?!

Future Defense are made for over 25 to around 30’s, so they should come in ‘younger’ color packaging.


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Details are all over the packaging making sure the customer understand their methods and usage tips too. I find them to be very clever, as customer can easily read the details without fail. Other product like to cramp a small piece of note inside the packaging where it is difficult to be read. Another reason for this is ZA are made for over the counter cosmetics.

Wanna see what’s written on the boxes?

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Each details not just explaining on how to, but almost the whole concept on why they producing this particular item and the whole range.

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Ingredients, used after which product, what’s next, and ingredients benefits.

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Neat isn’t it?!

The only one who doesn’t have a box is the Cleansing Foam. But you may open their website and found out more.

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FUTURE DEFENSE PLUS
CLEANSING FOAM
Cleansing foam 100g
A creamy cleansing foam gently cleanses skin, leaving an ultra-moisturized finish.
How to
Create a rich lather by adding foam and water in your palm. Massage gently in a circular motion over face. Rinse thoroughly.
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There are tiny yellow orange dots of hyaluronic acid-infused granules and antioxidant vitamin-infused granules. Those granules are easily pop once massaged on a wet skin. Remember to lather up all the foam on your palm first before moving on to the face. It’s the foam that cleanses.

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After making sure all the areas are covered with foam, all the pores get some cleansing action, rinse of with water. I rarely use warm water, just normal room temperature or whatever temperature provided by the tap.

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The result is a clean skin, a bit squeaky (perhaps I need to lather more). Cleans all the daily debris such as sweats, dirt, and sebum. Makeup? Use a makeup remover first before using the Cleansing Foam.

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After cleansing, use the toner, known as Prismizer. A very cool name for a lotion and look! On the other side of the box there’s explanation with images too ^__^ I’m drawn to images more than words  . . . . comic generation.

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FUTURE DEFENSE PLUS
PRISMIZER
Lotion 150mL
A rich-texturized lotion that can provide sufficient moisturization and resilience under any environment.
How to
Smooth an appropriate amount over face with hand or cotton pad after cleansing.
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Prismizer is like a water drops, gentle to the skin and with cotton it helps picking up the leftover on the skin, which create this glistening glow on the skin. Ready for the next step.

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The scent in Prismizer is alike with the rest of the products in the same range, fresh, floral, and very gentle as well. There’s no sharp scent whatsoever.

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Continues with,
FUTURE DEFENSE PLUS
EMULSION
Emulsion 125mL
A rich-texturized emulsion that can provide sufficient moisturization and resilience under any environment.
How to
Smooth an appropriate amount over face. For optimal absorption, place hands over face and press gently.
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Milky dewy and very moisturizing. This is emulsion and all it’s glory. Emulsion is a mixed up between oil and water, in a way that they become one, inseparable, called emulsion.

This is not a replacement of a moisturizer, it does provide moisture but not in a way of moisturizer does. Emulsion does more within. So the skin stays moist inside. Covered by the moisturizer.

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The eyes needs their own protection as well. A cream that only needed to be used a rice sized, gently tap using ring fingers and I do spread some on my laughing lines as well. Hoping it will help smoothen the fine lines of happiness.

FUTURE DEFENSE PLUS
WRINKLE MINIMIZER
Eye Cream 20g
A high-performing cream that helps prevent fine-line around mouth and eyes, keeps skin youthful and radiant with perfect conditions.
How to
Smooth an appropriate amount over areas around eyes. For best results, gently massage the cream around eyes. Take 0.2g with the fingertip, and apply it in the direction with upward motion.
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Never use too much as the creamy texture is a bit heavy. Mixed it a bit with emulsion for an all over fine liner eraser.

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FUTURE DEFENSE PLUS
CREAM
Cream 40g
The highly condensed cream provides needed nutrition to your skin and prevents fine lines and wrinkles on your face. Its refined texture can penetrate into skin easily and deeply, so your skin feels bouncy and supple over night.
How to
Smooth an appropriate amount over face. For optimal absorption, place hands over face and press gently.
The last but not least.

The one that finishes it all off, making sure all the nutrients, benefits and moisture stays intact. Covering the skin with wonderful hydration. I use Future Defense daily and my skin regain their youth plumps making the fine lines looks less and that radiant glow looks irresistible.

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Skincare and makeup by ZA


Hi everyone,

this is a post for those above 30 till 40. Libertage Wrinkle series from Naris. A brand from 1932 and has been a top 20 in Japan.

All the details here are provided by Naris Indonesia.


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The series comes in anti wrinkle lines and brightening, I’m sharing the anti wrinkle here and brightening at another post.

The idea behind the products,

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These are the products given to me, series of serum and lotions (from anti wrinkle series).
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There’s 4 bottles in total, another one can be found far below. Let’s start by these three.

Naris Libertage Wrinkle Essence, a serum. Naris Libertage Milk and Rich Moist.

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All of these products are made in Japan.

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All lotions are to be used on a freshly cleaned face, just like a toner and cottons is needed. Followed by milk or emulsion then a serum or essence. After all of these you still need a moisturizer (not presented here).

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There are two sets of lotions here, Rich Moist for dryer skin and Lotion Moist for normal to dry skin type. No need to use both of the lotion, just pick one accordingly.

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This is the fourth product. Wrinkle Lotion Moist.

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Lotions are needed to help soften the skin so the next step will be easier to be absorbed on the skin.
Remember that a damp skin always hydrates better and retain the nourishment longer compared to a dry surface.

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The Lotion Moist for me is best used during the day and the Rich Moist during the night treatment, so when I sleep the skin stays moist and plumped.

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This is the essence, I found them to be very light in texture but be careful not to use too much as the ingredients are quite active and too much means acne. 


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I’ve used the serum with other brand of pre-serum, moisturizer, etc and so far it work well, but I’m sure it’ll work better with the products from the same brand and range.

Let’s see their texture shall we?

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A gooey dewy like liquid with yellow-orange spots that will burst when pressed. The texture is very light on the skin but rich in ingredient. First hydration is infused, then plumping up the skin and adding some moist effect and collagen too, for me it’s always about collagen and vit e that might cause some acne, so I use less than recommended amount.

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The milk is used after lotion, it help with moisturizing the skin right before serum/essence. If moisturizer stays outside of the skin, the milk can be absorbed into skin layers better so the skin stays moist-er. This is perfect if you have dry skin, but some whose oily might want to skip this part. Me? I use the milk just few drops and it was smooth sailing all day long. No more cracking and the skin stays hydrated in an air conditioned room all day long.

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The sagging skin become firmer due to the plumping effect. But I can’t feel a tightening pull like other firming products, they work in different method.

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The Wrinkle Lotion Moist is clear and watery, the lightest form above every product here. The Rich Moist doesn’t look much different (seen in the picture above). Easily used with a cotton to help improve skin condition. Cotton also widely used with toner/lotion to help gently polished the skin surface.

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These are all three in comparison.

I love their texture, it’s like watery, gooey, milky and so light to the touch. I don’t have to use too much and the whole bottle usually last for a month. The skin able to get the moisture intended without feeling or being so heavy. So the skin still have room to breath. Remember a moisturizer is still needed after the serum/essence, but use less than usual since the lotion, milk, and serum already hydrating the skin on inner layer.

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This the one mentioned above, the lightest one.

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Overall,

both lotions are light on the skin, while the rich I use at night and the moist for daytime. The milk is lovely but use just a few drops should be enough for that radiant glow on the skin, the serum also wonderful on the skin for a plumping effect and help smoothen out the lines. Deeper lines might need more times (like months) compared to finer lines which visibly reduced in a month. If all of these already felt effective, a simple hydrating moisturizer is suffice but if the skin really dry and coarse a rich moisturizer is better.

I know that most of us since living in a humid and hot climate tend to skin moisturizer or refuse to use some of the lotion/milk. The thing is each of these products has their own benefit which will be advantageous for our skin if used accordingly.