Archive for September 5, 2008

Best value skin care regime

Posted in skincare with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 5, 2008 by LPB

There are loads of skin care product out there that have formulation as sophisticated & cutting edge as those available in the departmental store or spa/salon.

I had tried & tested a few drug store goodies and will not hesitate to recommend some star products to those who do not believe in spending extra money investing in skin care.

Neutrogena & Olay had out performed the rest in term of product formulation & packaging.

For basic cleansing, i loves Cetaphil,it’s simple, gentle yet effective; i loves the foaming one most, but be warned that these cleansers are not designed for make up removal.

Cetaphil® Daily Facial Cleanser For Normal to Oily Skin is effective for normal, combination or oily skin. Its non-irritating formula is designed to remove surface oils, dirt and makeup without leaving skin feeling tight or overly dry. It is a foaming cleanser that leaves skin with a clean feeling. It doesn’t leave behind irritating residue and is non-comedogenic.

I use Neutrogena Fresh Foaming or Extra Gentle cleanser to remove light make up; For an exhilarating sensation, i will use fresh foaming; For a cushioning & hydrating effect, extra gentle is the choice. Both products are good for removing non waterproof mascara.

Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser® is a cleanser and makeup remover in one.

Removing makeup before you go to bed has never been easier. This dermatologist-tested formula effectively removes dirt, oil and makeup. It even removes eye makeup, without soaps or oils that can sting or irritate the sensitive eye area. No more raccoon eyes! It rinses completely and won’t leave any pore-clogging residue.

Forget the excuses and get refreshingly clean skin and complete makeup removal in one step.


Neutrogena Extra Gentle Cleanser® provides more than just gentle cleansing for even the most sensitive skin.

This rich, dermatologist-recommended formula adds back moisture every time you use it. Skin is left more moisturized, so it retains resiliency and suppleness. With anti-irritants Chamomile and Vitamin E, its soap-free formula provides gentle yet effective cleansing, and it won’t leave a filmy residue that can clog pores. 

Adds back moisture every time you cleanse for soft, smooth skin.

I am thrilled by the results Neutrogena’s anti wrinkle intensive serum has on my face; it provides a silky smooth , demi-matt finish upon application, delivers powerful skin resurfacing action and antioxidation protection. This is as good as Retin A as far as i am concern ( i use retin A intermittently for a boost of my skin care regime – as it’s the only  scientifically proven anti aging topical medicine )


Neutrogena Healthy Skin™ Anti-Wrinkle Intensive Serum is a highly concentrated, intensive treatment that helps fill in and smooth the look of even the deepest wrinkles.Smooth Deep Wrinkles with Retinol SA. The patented Sustained Action formula continuously renews the look of skin throughout the day helping smooth even the deepest wrinkles. This intensive treatment, designed with Anti-Oxidant Multi-Vitamins, absorbs quickly into skin’s surface to visibly fill in and smooth out wrinkles to look less noticeable.  

Even the look of deepest wrinkles starts to fill and skin looks smoother and healthier in as little as 4 weeks.

Olay has came a long way since its pink petrolatum loaded beauty fluid. I loves the Total Effect range, as it contains significant amount of niacinamide  to improve skin tone  & texture.


Total Effects Mature Skin Therapy

With menopause, the signs of aging accelerate up to 2x faster. For those experiencing these effects, this daily facial moisturizer provides the benefit of 7 anti-aging therapies in 1 essential product with more intense moisture for menopausal skin.

  1. Line Minimization: Reduces the appearance of fine wrinkles
  2. Intense Moisturization: For a radiant, healthy glow
  3. Tone Enhancement: Balances color and reduces appearance of age spots
  4. Gentle Exfoliation: Smoothes and evens skin texture
  5. Pore Refinement: Minimizes the appearance of pores
  6. Free Radical Defense: Helps prevent damage to skin’s surface
  7. Subtle Lifting: Hydrates for firmer skin appearance

It provides the total anti-aging power of more intense moisture with a complex of vitamins, antioxidants, soy and ginger.



Deer Penetrating Foaming UV Moisturizer

Olay Definity penetrates up to 10 surface layers deep to help reverse the appearance of past damage coming from beneath for a look that’s highly defined — luminous, more flawless. Its essential glucosamine complex hydrates to allow the natural rebuilding of skin’s collagen structure and diminish the appearance of discolorations like dullness and brown spots.

This weightless UV formula is ideal for helping prevent future damage caused by damaging UVA and UVB rays while visibly improving skin’s natural luminosity and reducing the the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. With daily use, skin tone appears more even as the appearance of discolorations such as dullness and brown spots diminish over time. Ideal for use under makeup.

Microsculpting Cream

The result of over 50 years of Olay research, this luxurious cream has the highest concentration of their signature amino-peptide complex infused with intracellular fortifier and a touch of precious marine proteins.

Intracellular hydration regenerates volume and shape across skin’s 10 million surface cells, progressively lifting and micro-sculpting to help:

  • Firm sagging-prone areas, even the jaw line
  • Smooth skin’s surface
  • Restore elasticity
Anti-Wrinkle Replenishing night cream
Renews skin’s appearance at night when it needs it most while visibly reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles – awake to skin that looks younger, smoother and overall firmer. Olay Anti-Wrinkle Replenishing Night Cream, with pro-retinol and beta-hydroxy, is a wrinkle-fighting formula that works deep within the skin’s surface to significantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Olay intense moisture with Vitamin E replenishes skin without added oil – leaving skin soft and smooth. It is dermatologist tested, oil free and won’t clog pores.
Olay Total Effects eye cream has MICA to optically brighten up the dark circles & blur out  fine lines. It’s kind of like an eye cream with built in concealer.

Total Effects Eye Transforming cream

For those concerned about accelerated age signs around the eyes like dark circles, crow’s feet and creases, this gentle anti-aging cream provides 7 transforming therapies in 1 essential eye product.
1. Line Minimization: Reduces the appearance of fine wrinkles
2. Lightening: Reduces the appearance of dark circles
3. Brightening: Improves dullness
4. Reducing Puffiness
5. Moisture Nourishment: For firmer appearance and     suppleness
6. Gentle Smoothing: Renews skin texture
7. Tone Enhancement: Reduces appearance of blotchiness


For shower, i  loves the skin smoothing Aveeno range, they foam & rinse well, yet left the skin soft & hydrated.

This rich, fragrance free body was truly moisturizes as it cleans, so your skin feels soft and smooth all day long. The unique formula has no added fragrance and combines natural oatmeal — long known for its skin soothing benefits — with rich emollients and gentle cleansers, so it holds in moisture even after you rinse to soothe dry, itchy skin. The creamy body wash lathers gently and is gentle enough for sensitive skin. 

Additional Product Benefits Include: soap free, dye free, hypoallergenic.