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Saturday, June 12, 2021

My Laser Journey after IDS Skincare

Recently I have some breakouts on my face. I felt annoyed with a few sudden breakups. I wasn't sure what were the causes. It could be because of my hormonal changes or too heaty or not enough sleep. I made a trip down to IDS to get my skin consulted. We were planning to do a laser a few months ago, but because my skin condition wasn't stable, it wasn't advisable to do a laser that works for the scars. Instead, IDS suggested doing Aerolase Laser which, suitable for acne.


Since my skin condition has changed, I was asked to stop using the Recovery Serum ideal for sensitive skin and added on the new skincare, Blemish Mist from IDS Skincare. This new product serves as an anti-blemish purpose. 

Blemist Mist - Celeste

The Aerolase laser works well for acne and good for skin rejuvenation. At the same, I did an extraction for my acne after the laser. The consultant applied numbing cream for me before the treatment. The best part about this laser is no downtime and no pain at all. It is my first time doing such a light laser. The only pain I felt was during the extraction. The slight pain and warmth were only last for a couple of minutes. I was informed beforehand, and I am fine with it.
 
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The numbing process was fast. It only took less than 10 minutes for the cream to absorb. Even the laser was also quite fast. The overall process takes less than half an hour. IDS did the laser carefully for me and was attentive enough to ask if I am doing fine while the laser was going on.

laser - celeste

Here's the look of me before and after laser. The red spot on my face was from the extraction. I didn't mind the extraction even though it was slight pain because it did help with my pimples. The redness was gone after a few days and left no scars.

After
Before

Post-Treatment - 4th days

       

Throughout this few months journey, my skin tone is more even, and my skin seems brighter. Of course, I still have a few pimples, but the spot control does a good job on the pimple. The biggest change was my dry undereye, it's gone. When I started, my cheek also was dehydrated, and now it has been getting much better. I don't feel the dry skin anymore.

I feel so happy with the improvement of my dehydrated skin especially, my dry under the eye. My crack eyes have disappeared completely. I can again use make-up on my eyes while maintaining my healthy complexion. There are many behaviour changes we can do to improve our skin. Stay hydrated, apply sunscreen and use the right skincare products are the essential basic steps that we need to do.

If you ask me would I recommend IDS, the answer is definitely "Yes". The product didn't harm our skin, not harsh, and it doesn't cause you to depend on it. It has been a great journey with IDS. 


Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Collagen Supplement Review : LAO XIE ZHEN Collagen Beauty Essence

COLLAGEN... COLLAGEN... We have heard about collagen anywhere, and it seems to be in everything and described as healthy ingredients.

What is Collagen? Simply put, collagen is the most abundant component of the extracellular matrix (ECM), constituting 75% of skin structure. It has multiple purposes and functionality. As a key factor in preserving skin firmness and elasticity, it plays a vital role in skin health, which can help you maintain your complexion.

There are many varieties of collagen supplements in the market, but not all are created equal. Some collagen supplements may contain sugar, isoflavones, artificial flavouring, stabiliser or preservatives. Thus, it is important to read the product label and ingredients while choosing the best one.

I was introduced to try Award-winning Collagen Supplement by Daily Vanity in 2021, Lao Xie Zhen Collagen Beauty Essence, launched in 2020.

Celeste-Lao Xie Zhen

REVIEW

My first impression was convenient and neatly packaged in pink boxes. I can bring a few sachets anywhere with me since it is not heavy! Each box contains six sachets which can last you for a week. With the tear notch on each packet, it made my life easy. I could tear it away and pour it into a small cup with no spillage or drink it directly from the sachet by putting the straw in.

The ingredients of Beetroot, Acerola Cherries, Figs and Hawthorn make Lao Xie Zhen Collagen Beauty Collagen full of fruity and beetroot taste. Despite the fish collagen peptide, I didn't smell any fishy odour. The natural sweet made the drink taste good. I like to put a few cubes of ice into the cup and slowly drink it at night before I get to bed.

Celeste-Lao Xie Zhen Collagen Drink

Beauty Ingredients

Lao Xie Zhen Collagen Beauty Essence is 100% natural and packed with four types of premium superfood - Beetroot, Acerola Cherries, Figs and Hawthorn which are rich in plant polyphenols and Vitamin C. Vitamin C supplement is widely consumed by people as it helps to boost the immunity system. Do you know Acerola Cherries is an exotic superfruit with 8 times more Vitamin C than Blood Orange?

With the proprietary formula from Japan, it contains 5,000mg of patented nano collagen peptide [PO· OG] that is highly soluble. Scientific shows that the PO.OG is absorbed into the bloodstream within an hour.

I will do up the summary ingredients and benefits below:

The nutrient ingredients:

Collagen Peptide 500mg

Plant Polyphenols 147mg 

Vitamin C 68mg 


Benefits:

 - Prevent Loss of Collagen

- Promote Natural Collagen Within the Body

- Improve Skin Complexion and Elasticity

- Achieve Anti-Aging

- Lock in Skin Moisture

- Protect Against Radical Damage

- Aids in Digestion

- Help with wound healing

- Boost Metabolism

- Repair Joints


I have been drinking it for a week. I can feel that the wound on my skin which I did extraction last week is getting much better every day. Hope to achieve a better complexion and healthy skin with my regular consumption daily. 

You can drink it either in the morning before breakfast to start your day with beauty or at night before bed to have a glowing complexion when you wake up next day. Since I don’t drink cold water in the morning and I prefer to drink it while chill so, my routine is to drink it at night with a few cubes of ice inside the cup. 

If you are just getting started, you can follow the recommended plan based on age:

20s : Consume one pack every 2 days. 

30s: Consume one pack daily.

40s and above: Pair one pack with Chicken Essence daily.

Retail price is selling at $40 per box. More details can be found on their website https://haoyikang.sg/



Monday, May 31, 2021

Teeth Whitening Secret: LA VIE AESTHETICS

Hey guys, if you have read my blog or been following my Instagram, I have shared about teeth whitening treatment at La Vie Aesthetics. If you have missed out on my teeth whitening experience, you can read it here.


As a person with natural yellow-ish teeth, I am happy with the treatment result. With my regular treatment, my teeth are getting lighter and lighter from month to month. What surprised me was my teeth is sixteen shades lighter since the first visit. When we compare the result, I was as happy as sandboy with the improvement of my teeth's colour, and nonetheless, it builds up my confidence level over the months.



As you can see here, my initial shade for my upper teeth were 32 and now is 16 whereas, my lower teeth were from 34 to 16. That makes a lot of differences!


My friends even asked me if I did something to my teeth. I shared with them my secret journey and first trial promo. I would share the promo at the end of my blog. 


The excellent service and satisfying result make no reason not to continue to maintain my teeth whitening treatment. As for maintenance, I can visit once every two to three months. There is no change to the procedure. 


As usual, I would need to brush off my teeth before the treatment start.


This followed by applying the gum protector and whitening gel. 


Each session takes around five minutes to one hour. Whether it is two round or three round for going through the same LED light and reapplying whitening gel, that depends much on your teeth condition and how long you can bear with the mouth guard. 


Sometimes I do feel my mouth a bit numb when the treatment ended because the mouth guard has been sitting too long on my mouth. But no worries, after a while, everything is back to normal. That is not an issue for me. If you experience anything that feels uncomfortable, feel free to let the consultant know, and they would be there to assist you.



That is my secret to my sparkling teeth, and I love it! Simple and easy.
I don't control the food that I eat, although the food we eat and our lifestyle would affect the colour of our teeth. But most importantly to keep it hygienic, clean, and rinse your mouth after eating.

I would share my upcoming visits on my Instagram. If you have missed it out, check out my IG story highlight. 

If you haven't made your appointment yet, you can book your appointment anytime and use the promo that I mentioned earlier. You can click on the promo link here for the promotion details.


Weekends are usually more crowded, do remember to make the book earlier.




La Vie Aesthetics
277 Orchard Road #04-08 Orchard Gateway
Singapore 238858 (Near Somerset MRT)

Contact:
(65) 6581 4417
(65) 6581 4470

Monday, April 26, 2021

My Facial Journey with IDS Aesthetics

If you have been following me and reading my new skincare journey, you would know that I am currently with the IDS. If you have missed out, you can read about the experience here.

Last week after a month of my new skincare regime, I visited Dr Lum for the second review, and I had a facial treatment at the same time.

My skin hydration is getting better especially, my dryness under the eyes. It has improved a lot, and it was no longer dry and flaky under the eyes. During my second review, I shared with Dr Lum about a few acne that popped up on my face, and I told her about my dark circle issue. 

She added a small bottle of spot control to my skincare product. It would be the last step after the rest of skincare and apply it to the acne when needed. She suggested I use Rejuvenating Complex for my eyes. It helps rejuvenate my eyes area as the eye product they have may be too strong for me, and I am still new to the product.


True enough, as during my first to second weeks, my skin was on the adapting process (peeling, oily) to a new environment. I shared it on my previous experience too. Up to date, my skin works well with the product, and it helps me on achieving a better skin complexion. It does reduce my skin redness due to the sensitivity of my skin.

My favourite product is the Rejuvenating Complex. Many people commented that the Moisture Boost is the most voted but, perhaps my skin works differently. Rejuvenating Complex helps under eyes got better and makes my skin looks younger and energetic again. C Plus would be my second choice. The vitamin C was refreshing and good.


After assessing my skin condition and cleared my doubt, she recommended doing a soothing and brightening facial, Cryo Therapeutics Treatment (CTT). It includes a bit of extraction, serum infusion, sheet mask, and a combination of Cryotherapy technology.

Cryotherapy is a general use of low temperatures in medical therapy. It uses an electric current to penetrate essential vitamins into the skin. This treatment is suitable for sensitive skin while giving you glowing skin without any irritation and congested pores. The serum infusion and vitamins are great for skin brightening and instantly soothing and energising the skin.


After the cleaning, a bit of extraction and microdermabrasion have done. It followed by the serum injection combine with cryotherapy treatment. I like the glowing serum on my skin and felt like I was having a face massage, but it used machine massage instead. The sheet mask also combined with the cryotherapy and followed by 10-15 mins of rest. 



The facial was fast, and it took less than an hour. The consultant shared that she has to move around the machine on my face and can't stay in one area for too long after the vitamin and serum infusion as it may be too rich on my skin and may cause pimple on my face.

Here's the photo before and after the facial (NO FILTER, NO MAKEUP).

Notice that my sensitive skin that causes the redness on my skin is much better after using the products regularly and the CTT facial treatment.




My skin was really brightened up after the facial, and after a while, I could see the glowing effect on my face. It wasn't much redness on my skin resulted from the extraction, besides the most obvious one would be my stubborn acne and whitehead. But eventually, the next day would get better. Most importantly, my skin is clear from those whiteheads and blackheads. Although it was not completely clear, as the consultant didn't extract those not supposed to extract out yet in case my pore clogged and it would cause acne on my skin after the treatment.



I would be sharing my skin progress and my upcoming new treatment in the next post. Stay tuned!
Catch up on my Instagram to get the latest update all the time!

You can visit https://www.idsskincare.com/ for more information about their products or https://www.idsclinic.com/ if you wish to know more about their treatments!


Wednesday, March 24, 2021

My Skin Journey with IDS Skincare

Last week, I made my first trip to the IDS at Novena Specialist Centre. It is an aesthetic clinic that offers innovative and effective treatments at an affordable price. They are three entities under IDS, the Innovative Dermatological Solutions namely - IDS Clinic, IDS Aesthetics, and IDS Skincare. At the IDS, you get to meet the aesthetic professional that assesses your skin and collecting your skincare at the dispensary counter.

I was impressed by the cosy lounge where customer could rest while waiting for their turn. I like how big the waiting area it is. Even though few customers were sitting at the lounge but still there was ample space on another side. 


I got my skin checked by Dr Lum and assisted by one of their consultants. While examining my skin, I shared my major skin concerns about the dark circle and my dry under's eyes with Dr Lum. She noted that I have a few acne scars on my face, and I also shared with her, I understand it is hard to treat them thoroughly. She also highlighted my skin near the laugh line is slightly dry. 

She customized the skincare products for me and told me to use the suggested customized skincare on my dry under-eye and see if it helps.  She also advised me not to mix with other product, whereas for face wash and toner I can use my own. I asked how about my dark circle cream as I highlighted to her about my dark circle concern, and the customized products didn't include dark circle treatments. She advised me to continue to use my current dark circle products. Her cheerfulness has opened to us to have a great conversation.


After all, the consultant brought me to another room, explaining each product I have and how to use it. I noted it down on the paper for each step, and she was patiently addressing my questions while explaining to me. In total, I have 7 customised products that I would be using every morning and night except at night without the sunscreen.

Each product comes with its code tagged that commonly use at IDS. After cleaning my face and dry up with the toner, here's the step that I have been following since two weeks ago.

1. Pore Formula

It helps to minimise oil production on our face. The consultant explained to use on the T-Zone and those areas that susceptible to blackhead and whitehead. I felt the tingling session and some peeling on my face during my first days, perhaps I used it too much. It was too strong so, the next day, I reduced it and felt much better.  

2. C+ Plus 

 It is a watery texture of Vitamin C and E serum that good for morning skincare.  

3. Moisture Boost

Eventually, this is one of the most famous IDS Skincare products that aid in water retention and skin renewal. I like the non-sticky texture that safe to use on the delicate area of the eyes.

4. Recovery Serum

It is an anti-ageing serum for sensitive skin that helps to soothe irritated skin and reduce redness. Dr Lam suggested using this recovery serum on my eyes besides the laugh line and other redness areas. I like this gel that works well on the dryness surrounding my eyes. 

5. Rejuvenating Complex

It is a super cream anti ageing cream. The texture is creamy like the name of its cream - super cream. It is good to use at night for hydrating. After a few days of using, I realised that my face was a bit too oily after a while, especially during day time, and I figured that I shall reduce the amount of the cream, which is just nice for me now.

6. Dermashield Serum

This creamy gel texture with a strong smell of serum would be the last step of night skincare. It works as a screen protector that provides protection against harmful blue light and environmental pollutants

7. Sunscreen

It is a non-oily lotion tinted sunscreen with powerful anti-oxidant and Zinc Oxide that serves as good sunscreen protection with SPF 50. Just a side note, although it is tinted, it doesn't have much coverage because of its lightweight texture, unlike other tinted sunscreens that work as a foundation as well. 


One of the most visible results is my eyes. I am so happy that my dry under-eye has improved a lot. It is no longer the cracky eyes that I was worried about. I also feel that skin hydration is improved.

I can't wait for my next IDS session! Will share with you guys more about the progress and upcoming treatments. Don't forget to catch up on my Instagram story and feed too. 

Stay tuned!  

You can visit https://www.idsskincare.com/ for more information about their products or https://www.idsclinic.com/ if you wish to know more about your skin!



IDS Clinic
Novena Specialist Centre 
8 Sinaran Dr #05-10, Singapore 307470
Tel: (65) 6568 3555




Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Beauty Products : Fresh Dailies

Happy Chinese New Year! New year, new beauty products!

Look at the new items that I got from the beauty store, Fresh Dailies

Sleek Hair Multi-functional brush and the Hair Away IPL Laser Epilator


What is Fresh Daily?

It is an online store selling beauty products ranging from skincare, makeup, haircare, wellness, and beauty tech product. They have a selection of over 400 trendy beauty products. Whether you are looking for facial masks, serums, lipsticks or hair straightener, they have most of the items! 


I used to have short hair for years. My hair was soft and silky, not much problem drying or styling it. After my hair is growing longer now, it gets frizzy easily, especially after washing it. Sometimes I get frustrated! It is not much about shampoo problem since I have been using the same shampoo for years but it is my hair problem.

When I find out about this Sleek Hair Multi-functional brush, I was excited and hoping that it helps my hair getting less frizzy and breakage while combing it.

With the patented technology in heat styling, this multi-function brush works as a straightener and hairdryer at the same while combing the wet hair. The 5 heat settings allow you to adjust the heat according to your style. Glad to know that it has the heat resistant protective plate and anti-burning shell that makes it safe to use. 

One issue about this brush is a little harder to use because it works oppositely from the normal comb. I need to pull up my hair a bit and place the brush inside the hair so that my hair can touch the brush.

But there wasn't cause much trouble. After using it a few times, I am used to the brush. At least my hair less frizzy now. It is getting better and doesn’t have much breakage while using the brush to comb my hair.

Alright, now let me share about IPL Laser Epilator, the mini hair removal device.

Most of us know about IPL hair removal. It is an Intense Pulsed Light Technology that uses light to heat the hair follicle and prevent regrowth.  

NO WAXING!

If you have done waxing before, you know how painful it is. You get a smooth armpit, smooth legs but it is only a temporary result. Do you know the frequent you do waxing, the hair will grow thicker and more? Because the hair's follicle damages whenever a hair is removed in such a forceful way. While repairing the damage result, the blood supply increase, in turn, the follicle becomes more firmly rooted.

IPL achieves a better result than waxing. It uses an intense pulse light that targets the melanin in hair follicles and inhibits hair growth where it achieves permanent hair removal.

The Hair Away IPL Laser Epilator can be used in a different part of the body. Even though mainly used for small areas such as bikini line, armpit, fingers, toes and lips. But, the AUTO MODE can be used for a larger area such as arms and legs. 

I have done IPL treatment, and I know how pricey it is especially body treatment like hand and leg. With the IPL device now, I can do it at home conveniently at any time! Save my travelling time and money. 

There is 5 heat setting that you can adjust the light intensity depending on the treated area. It takes quite a while for the light to illuminate. I followed the instruction to put it near my skin while I was figuring out how it works. It is advisable to use the provided black sunglass because the light is quite bright. 

I have been using it for a week on my leg. Haven't tried for other parts of my body. There is not much improvement yet since I only use it for a week. Still to early to see the result, but I can feel that my hair is getting slightly lighter. It does not pain at all and causes any discomfort. Felt a slight warm on my skin each time the light illuminated but it was fine, only for a few seconds. 

Currently, each time I would do it for three rounds and slowly increase the light intensity.  It needs at least 8 weeks of treatments for a better result. I can't wait to say goodbye to my body hair.


Thank you fresh daily for sending this over. 

Check out the latest beauty products they have via this link: https://thefreshdailies.com/


Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Online Fashion Shopping : SUI SUI FASHION

Hello February! 

We are in the second month of 2021 now. Having said that we are in the busy month preparing for Chinese New Year. Time to work on the CNY style for reunion dinner, and dress up your way into the vibe of Chinese New Year!

Sadly, we are not able to travel out of Singapore to get our favourite snacks and clothes. All these thanks to the pandemic of Covid-19! But we are fortunate enough to be able to have a small celebration with a limited household visit. 

I used to go to Malaysia to buy clothes but, due to current pandemic, I am not able to do so. Btw, have you gotten your CNY outfits? Nowadays I prefer to shop online and also my busy schedule has made me hardly go out to shop. While looking for my CNY outfits, I came across to the online fashion store named Sui Sui Fashion. The physical stores are in Malaysia with few outlets at Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru.

I was so happy when I found out this shop. I remembered I visited their shop before when I had my holiday at KL, but this was 2-3 years ago. 

They have different clothes varieties to choose, and I bought a few to try out since I was worried if the size didn't fit me well. I got to say the delivery was fast. I was so excited when I received it, so I gave it a try immediately. Guess what! The size fits me well, and they have admirable quality.



Who can resist a good quality of clothing that is affordable? I can't resist, and I can't wait to buy again to stock up my new year and outing clothes. If you spot something you like, snap it stat before it out of stock. Some of the clothes sold out fast. 
 
I was thinking about modern jumpsuit and little floral lovin' for my CNY 2021 outfit stash. CNY isn't all about red so, I go for classic and street style. These would be my 2021 collection too.



I am in favour of their clothes. The materials are lightweight and breathable. Perfect for our tropical island. Whether you are looking for floral patterns, puffed sleeve or bold colours, you will find something to suit your style.  

The size measurements are available on the website, choose the one that fits perfectly to your body. I fit nicely with Small size, neither too tight nor too big.




Now you got the chance to buy clothes from Malaysia. Save time and convenient to purchase online at https://suisuifashion.com/

Every batch and every outfit features different collection. You got to check it out!

Remember to quote CELESTE5 to get your 5% off. Happy shopping!