Archive for serum

SK II facial treatment repair C

Posted in skincare with tags , , , on September 19, 2009 by LPB

An oil-free beauty serum that gently reduces the appearance of fine lines in just 2 weeks while improving overall skin texture & clarity.

SK-II’s unique, highly-concentrated serum hydrates the skin, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines, whilst improving the skin’s texture and elasticity.

Hydrates intensely. Refines. Diminishes appearance of fine lines.


A light yet powerful replenishing serum delivering high-powered anti-aging benefits that contains rich moisturizers, Hyaluronic Acid and Pitera*4 – an extremely concentrated form of Pitera. Drenches thirsty skin, leaving it silky and smooth. This fluid textured serum enriches your skin, resulting in a smoother complexion and added vitality.

Due to the high content of moisture magnets – hyaluronic acid in this powerful serum, it’s normal that your skin feels tacky upon application. If you then follow this with a spray of mineral water/hydrating mist, you will notice you skin transforming into a smooth, radiant canvas (once the moisture is absorbed, retain & reinforced into the epidermis ). I couple mine with Avene Thermal spring water.


Pitera® (Saccharomycopsis Ferment Filtrate), Water, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Sodium Benzoate, Hydrolyzed Fibronectin, Disodium Phosphate, Citric Acid.

Advanced night repair

Posted in skincare with tags , , on September 7, 2009 by LPB

I had been using this brown bottle miracle intermittently since its launch in the 80’s, it was the ultimate potion on my mother’s dressing table. I started using this wonderful serum in my teens and had since been a fans of this repairing serum; to me, it’s a skin insurance, to preserve the youth and radiance of my skin.

It’s was a breakthrough concept then to guard skin against environmental assaults such as free radicals and i believe my skin was saved by the usage of this potion from young age. This was the serum, before the launch of all those serums.

It was a pioneer in skin repairing and still light years ahead of its competitors.

I firmly  believe this is the one formula beautiful skin can’t live without.


The new advanced night repair is a comprehensive, high-performance anti-aging serum-inspired by groundbreaking DNA research, brings a dramatic reduction in the visible signs of aging to skin.

It helps to continuously repair the appearance of past damage, prevent future damage and deliver high levels of hydration.


Even the best can get better. This advanced formula-with 20 patents worldwide-includes all the benefits you love about the original, plus more to help your skin repair itself like never before:

Exclusive Chronolux™ Technology

Repairs the appearance of past damage.

Addresses damaging effects before they become permanent.

You’ll see a visible improvement in the signs of aging-specifically lines, uneven skintone and immediate hydration.

Enhanced Environmental Repair

Neutralizes up to 90%* of environmentally generated free radicals before they can affect skin’s appearance.

That’s key, because environmental assaults such as UV, smoke, pollution and even emotional stress are the #1 cause of premature signs of aging.

The advanced technology in ANR repairs the appearance of damage caused by every major environmental assault.

Continuous Hydration

Creates the optimal environment for repair with nature’s long-proven moisture magnet Hyaluronic Acid.

Clinical tests prove skin’s levels of moisturization increase dramatically.

Soothes daily irritation and builds a rich anti-oxidant reserve to help replenish skin’s natural protectants.

Think of it as “insurance” for younger, healthier-looking skin, today and tomorrow.

Regardless of the application advise, i am using this lovely serum twice a day,underneath my moisturizer/sunscreen to safeguard my skin. Its texture is runnier than the previous generation but the hydrating capability is superb.

This should be the serum on the dressing table of everyone that is concern about achieving beautiful, youthful skin!

Sarah Chapman overnight facial

Posted in skincare with tags , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2009 by LPB

I think i had found the best facial oil.

Aromatic + Repairing + Rejuvenating + …….


This powerhouse overnight treatment is packed with Vitamin A, VCIP Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Lipobrite® HCA-4, Coenzyme Q10, Renovage™, Dermaxyl™ OligopeptideAlpha Lipoic AcidAbyssinian Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Melon Oil, Baobab Oil, Jojoba, Jasmine and Rose.

The intoxicating fragrance of jasmine, frangipani, rose & tuberose  makes it a sensory bliss before i retreat to my bed.

My skin is firmer, brighter & smoother the next morning. I also use it when i am on night shift; my complexion is less dreadful after a 10 hours shift.

This sensuous serum (oil) is a absolute skin salvage.

Definitely my dessert island must have.

Dr Sebagh Supreme Maintenance Youth Serum

Posted in skincare with tags , , on January 11, 2009 by LPB


A youth-boosting miracle serum to increase radiance and make you look at least ten years younger!

For Dr Sebagh looking ageless is about smoother, firmer skin, a brighter complexion & an increase in elasticity and tone.

This wonder product promises to do all that and more. It also offers excellent protection against environmental pressures on the skin, fighting the causes of ageing whilst at the same time rejuvenating the complexion for a youthful glow.


It’s designed for use on the face, neck and decollete and boasts the highest concentration of active ingredients available on the market, a whopping 95%. 


Dr Sebagh Supreme Maintenance Youth Serum infuses the skin with the most vital and nourishing ingredients including the famous “Youth Molecule” Resveratrol, Vitamin C, three anti-ageing peptides, Hyaluronic Acid, Mineral Radiance Booster and anti protection film complementing each other in perfect synergy.

Under the silky veil the skin is rejuvenated, its radiance, firmness and elasticity renewed. 

Other benefits of the Supreme Maintenance Youth Serum are :

  • Oil Free, non clogging formula.
  • Improves skin’s softness and smoothness.
  • Improves skin’s radiance, tone and clarity.
  • Improves skin’s tightness and elasticity.
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Protects Rejuvenates, Hydrates, Firms, Replenishes and Retexturises your skin.


I had used this serum for more than a week now, i had fallen in love with it since the 1st application. This ultra nourishing serum  feels feather light, leaves no residue ( yes, it is absorbed instantly ) &  yet manage to keep my skin hydrated & rejuvenated.


It’s is the best i had ever had, million years in advance of the rest on the market in terms of formulation, texture & results.

Vita Liberata

Posted in skincare with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 19, 2008 by LPB

My encounter with VL begins with the lovely facial self tan; it’s truly one of its kind, giving an amazing glow &  incredible tan ( as opposed to hideous, orange, fake tan )and smells nothing like your usual fake tan ( you know that sickening artificial smell! ) 

VL has a fantasticskin care range as well, here are few of the star products:

Collagen Firming Mask : PURE WRINKLE DEFENCE 
‘The collagen firming mask has proved dramatically effective for tired damaged skin – you can see the difference in tone and suppleness immediately’ 
The collagen firming mask has also proved very effective for those with eczema or extremely dry skin conditions.
The collagen firming mask is the busy woman’s must have, especially if you need to look better now. Its super charged extracts leave the skin so firm yet soft that you’ll look like you’ve had a great night’s sleep, even if you’ve been up till all hours.

The collagen firming mask is so superb for dried out, hung over moments, that you should make sure to give yourself a 10 minute treat if you’re suffering from the ‘morning after’ look. Watch your skin drink it in. No, not drink – positively gulp, as you put back the moisture and nutrition it so badly needs. 

Ingredients:coral seaweed,ginkgo biloba,grape,jojoba,kiwi,liquorice,lychee,melon,papaya,raspberry,silk proteins,vitamin a,vitamin c,vitamin e,yam,ylang ylang


Daily Skin Firm Serum : WHEN LESS IS MORE 
The daily skin firm serum with collagen is all the nutrition your skin needs in one exceptional product.

‘anyone with sun damaged or smoke damaged skin will love the daily skin firm serum with collagen’

Daily skin Firm serum with collagen is an anti ageing serum that reduces puffiness around the eyes, fills in fine lines, tightens pores and protects the skin against environmental assault. Creating a protein film across the skin, the skin firm serum is particularly effective for protection against smoke and sun damage.

As with all the products, Daily Skin Firm serum with collagen contains the water magnet Hyaluron. This amazing ingredient is critical for anti ageing treatments as it works along with collagen and elastin to maintain the flexibility and resilience of youthful skin. Collagen rods hold the skin up, Elastin lets the skin stretch and bounce back, and what it bounces back on to is Hyaluron. Daily Skin Firm serum is a must for anyone from 30 – 45 who is concerned to keep their skin looking as fresh and youthful as possible. 

Ingredients:coral seaweed,ginkgo biloba,grape,jojoba,kiwi,liquorice,lychee,melon,papaya,raspberry,silk proteins,vitamin a,vitamin c,vitamin e,yam,ylang ylang


Coral Silk Deep Daily Moisture : LIGHT RELIEF 
‘Deep daily moisture with collagen makes the skin feel like velvet’

Coral Silk Deep Daily Moisture with Collagen is a light, fluid anti ageing moisturiser that penetrates deep into the surface of the skin, softening, smoothing and refining on the way. With Hyaluron for truly strong youthful skin, deep daily moisture with collagen delivers daily protection, nutrition and rejuvenating properties. Once you’ve tried it, you won’t want to be without it, and when you use Deep Daily Moisture along with Daily Skin Firm Serum with collagen, you couldn’t be giving your skin a better chance to look as youthful, healthy and glowing as it possibly can.

Ingredients:coral seaweed,ginkgo biloba,grape,jojoba,kiwi,liquorice,lychee,melon,papaya,raspberry,silk proteins,vitamin a,vitamin c,vitamin e,yam,ylang ylang


Deep Cleansing Mask

A very unusual deep cleansing mask, this product will not only remove clogging toxins that cause dull, blemished skin, but will also nourish and tighten to rehydrate the skin. A must have product for anyone who loves the feeling of fresh, clean, perfect skin. 

Ingredients:coral seaweed,ginkgo biloba,kiwi,lychee,silk proteins

Review on Steven Victor’s miracle serum

Posted in skincare with tags , , , , , on June 11, 2008 by LPB

This serum has the similar consistency  of Arden’s ceramide capsule. It contains silicons, borage oil, ceramide 3 , squalane, vitamin E & soybean sterols.

Upon application, this thick, slippery clear serum literally sink into the skin, immediately – Arden’s ceramides capsule on the other hand needs to be massaged onto & takes few minutes for the silicons to evaporate, before it feels less oily/occlusive

I find the texture  rather blendable & readily absorbed, without greasy residue; In fact, it left a rather matt finish on my skin. I use EL ultimate youth cream on top of this serum and it even make my nourisher feels lighter & has less greasy breakthrough by the end of the day.

It keeps my retin A treated skin less flanky, It significantly reduces sebum secretion; despite all the silicons, it feels non-occlusive, so far had not caused any skin eruption/pore blockade.

I need to bulk buy this while it’s still on offer!

Steven Victor miracle serum

Posted in skincare with tags , , , , on June 6, 2008 by LPB

This is no ordinary serum. It revs up skin’s crucial lipid barrier and increases essential hydration by significantly escalating ceramide levels that have depleted with time. 
These aren’t your average ceramides; these lipids mimic skins own natural hydration system and increase moisture retention by 90%. Enhanced moisture means skin looks and feels more supple and smooth with improved radiance and fewer signs of bothersome fine lines and wrinkles. Supercharged vitamins blended with lipids to enrich and fortify skin and generate the production of collagen and elastin. Skin functions at maximum efficiency to optimise radiance. 

  • 90% increase in hydration.
  • In vivo volunteers reported refreshing hydration.
  • In vivo volunteers confirmed improved skin texture immediately upon application.
  • In vivo studies show significant increase in visibly smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Escalates ceramide levels that have depleted with time, thereby increasing moisture retention.
  • Leaves skin fresh, dewy and radiant.
  • Reduces damage from the sun and environmental factors.
  • Keeps skin at peak performance for maximum radiance.

    Steven Victor growth factor serum

    Posted in skincare with tags , , , , on June 6, 2008 by LPB
     I had just received SVMD growth factor serum & miracle serum in my shipment today; will review on these 2 products later,but here is the descriptions of the Growth Factor serum:

    A true skincare overachiever. This ultra-lightweight serum is packed with cellular repair systems that trigger high levels of restorative activity. On application, skin feels firmer and tighter, however, the real action takes place deep within the skins multiple layers. Ineffective or impaired de-aging systems, such as decreased oxygen function and energy renewal systems are repaired and restored. By protecting skin against free radical damage and photo aging at the cellular level, collagen and elastin fibres are stimulated to yield a measurably improved appearance.  


  • 34% increase in skin renewal.
  • 200% increase in the synthesis of collagen.
  • 45% increase in luminosity and clarity.
  • 55% reduction in the appearance of wrinkles.
  • 55% increase firmness.
  • 51% increase in skin hydration.
  • Immediate visible benefits, including a decrease in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and overall improvement of skin tone and texture.
  • Brightens and Whitens.
  • Increases moisture retention.
  • Helps repair imperfections and generate overall skin renewal.
  • Protects the skin against free radicals.
  • Skin becomes tighter and firmer on application.   
  • Taer active firming serum

    Posted in skincare with tags , , , , on June 1, 2008 by LPB

    A superior serum, rich in antioxidants, to firm, brighten and protect the skin from the effects of stress and pollution. Containing mineral-rich algae extracts, potent organic Icelandic herbs and an exceptionally active blend of rosehip, lotus and geranium essential oils. With the help of hyaluronic acid and hydrolysed silk, the skin instantly appears plumper and smoother. 

    This cushioning, pampering serum is a bliss to apply on; it’s extremely calming & hydrating, i would use it after peeling or sunbathing. A dessert island must have! Hyaluronic acid is 2nd on the ingredient list. Smoothing oat bran oil is also high on the list. It may not be the best serum, but it’s definitely the best skin saver for dry, patchy, inflamed skin.


    Aqua, Hyaluronic Acid, Simmonsia Chinensis Oil, Rosa Moschata Seed Oil, Methylsilanol Mannuronate, Siloxanetriol, Caffeine, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Oryza Sativa Bran Oil, Dycaprylyl Maleate, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Stellaria Media Extract, Calendula Officinalis Extract, Hydrolysed Silk, Stearic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Glyceryl Stearate, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract, Thymus Vulgaris Extract, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia Flower Extract, Hydrastis Canadensis Root Extract, Nelumbium Speciosum Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Eugenol*, Cinnamal*, Benzyl Benzoate*, Limonene*, Linalool*.