Sunday, August 31, 2014

Celebrate the Grand Opening of Porcelain Aesthetics at Orchard Gateway!

With Porcelain Aesthetics stationing an outlet at Orchard Gateway, now you get to enjoy luxurious treatments and products at a centralized location.

Porcelain, The Face Spa is famous for their Foundation-Free Friday philosophy (#fffriday) as they believe that it is important to allow our skin to breathe to have healthier skin. So why not set aside Fridays to let your skin be free from any makeup?

Porcelain Aesthetics at Orchard Gateway offers facial treatments to suit your concerns. There is also a testing bar so everyone can try the different skin care products before purchase. There are also beauty therapists stationed at the outlet to help visitors source for suitable products for their skin type.

Founder Pauline works with reputable suppliers from countries like USA, Japan, and Taiwan to create Porcelain’s own skincare line. To date, there are 18 products specially formulated for the skin issues faced by women living in a warm Asian climate like Singapore.

Let's celebrate and congratulate the opening of Porcelain Aesthetic! =)

Porcelain Aesthetics 
277 Orchard Road Orchard Gateway #03-13

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Review: Ioma Cell Protector SPF50+ PA+++ Sunblock

In our current society, it is inevitable for our skin to experience environmental stress or even physical or psychological stress, and for many people, their skin tends to age faster than actual age. 

With the various brands and products in the beauty industry claiming to help us counter aging process, yet how many actually works deep within our skin cells to give us healing, protection and sunblock properties?

Well, an innovation from Paris that sails the seas and arrived in Singapore. The Ioma Cell Protector SPF 50+ PA+++ sunblock is a global protective skincare capable of counteracting the aggression caused by exposure to sun and environmental stress, and work to heal our skin cells while giving us sun protection. 

The combination of all environmental stress factors can cause premature skin aging such as loss of elasticity and firmness, the appearance of dark spots, loss of radiance and wrinkle formation. Thus, it is essential to protect the skin in order to maintain its beauty, youthfulness and brightness.

IOMA research developed Cell Protector SPF50+ PA+++ which offers everyday high protection against UVA/UVB rays and environmental stress.

This sunblock scatters and reflects radiation through the entire solar spectrum, and sun filters, which absorb UVA and UVB rays, to offer a high SPF50+PA+++ protection. It contains Desoxine, s strong shield against free radicals and a powerful antioxidant, which helps protect skin cells against environmental stress.

Proven with in-vitro efficacy acting on three levels: boosts cells resistance to free radicals, enhances skin's natural antioxidant defenses, and protect fibroblasts and keratinocytes against free radicals.

To use, turn the cap and the pump will be pushed up. Apply daily over regular day care and décolleté. The skin is better protected against premature skin ageing and dark spots.

The innovative packaging of this product is something that I really like since I never need to remove the cap, just twist, pump and use. 

This sunblock has a pleasant and luxurious floral scent but not to overpowering. Texture-wise, this sunblock feels a little heavy, sticky and uncomfortable and it takes a few minutes to be fully absorbed into my skin through massaging and dabbing.

However, after the sunblock got absorbed into my skin, it reveals a moisturize, radiant and luminous skin. 
I love its high SPF and I know that this sunblock does not wear off with my perspiration, giving my skin long hours of sun protection. Other than being a sunblock, this product doubles up as a moisturizer and after using it for a month, I noticed that my skin texture starts to improve with the reduction of fine lines and smaller pore size.   

Initially, I may not like the after texture of the sunblock on my skin, however, after using it continuously for a month, I see improvement in my skin condition, appearance and texture. Hence, it is now one of my Holy Grail products.

My rating: 4.5/5
Price: S$85/ 30ml 

You can visit Ioma's counter at Isetan Scotts to find out more about this product. Moreover, understand your skin condition with the most sophisticated skin diagnosis device -- Ioma Sphere, based on patented and specific techniques of light filtering to reveal your skin's concerns that are most often invisible to the naked eye.

Thank you for reading my review. 
Hope you will love this sunblock as much as I do!

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