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Neutrogena® Introduces New Clinical Solutions To Its Fine Fairness Range (Review)

IMG_20140701_1Summer is here and although there is practically no summer in Singapore, the weather recently is driving everyone crazy. Besides the normal working hours on weekdays, i dont even feel like waking up and getting out of my air con room on weekends.

As if the bad weather is not all, World Cup has to happen at  this time of the year. Yeap, i am a WC fan and i stay up to watch the matches on weekends. Bad weather, late nights, stress and age.

I  guess it is not hard to imagine how  the combination makes one look – Dull. Firstly, we will never be able to beat this weather as long as we are still staying here, as for late nights, i guess i have no choice too because WC is once in 4 years.
I face stress like nobody’s business, stress from all sorts and  that is life too, inevitable. As for the last factor, sorry but nobody can fight against it.
You know, i used to be able to lose weight real quickly when i was younger. Just starving for a day or two and i will lose the kgs. Now? The more i starve, the fatter i get. Seriously 😦

Not only that, when i was younger, a night or two of partying and no sleep does not make much difference and the  dark circles and yellow dull skin will disappear in days after a full day of sleep and recuperation.

What about now? Good gracious, the stubborn skin prob persist, just like the fats.

I always have pigmentation issues and freckles is something i am extremely not proud of.
My skin is generally still alright, just a little dry but i thank God for not giving me more problems.
At the very least, i can head out to work without any make up in the morning so i do not have to waste time drawing my face since i wake up really late in the morning. (i only start to draw the face after i reach office, so i survive the  train rides and all with a bare face)

As the age increases, skin problem starts to surface more not because they never exist when we were younger.
Problem is, there is something call the cell renewal rate, like metabolism rate, it slows down as the age increases.

Those  that know me know that i do not spend much time  on skincare products, but it is also true that age is something tt goes its way up yet bringing people down. Thus i have improved abit on my skincare regime.
However, am still sticking to products that have proven effective for me and added a few products that seem promising (i am still observing and making my choices)

I am thankful that Neutrogena sent me their latest Clinical Fine Fairness range for review 2 weeks ago and i used to use Neutrogena during my younger days, thus the sense of familiarity lingers.
I changed to other products as i got older back then because i was  told that we have to switch brands after a long time of using the same brand, not sure if that is a myth but i did it anyway.

Reason behind this was because if you were to use the same product for very long, the effectiveness of the product no longer shows. Anyone tell me if this is true? Anyway, i was really delighted when i received  the big box of products from Neutrogena (thank you Si hui for arranging) . They were very generous to provide actual size products instead of sample size and the packaging looks very elegant in White and Bronze. IMG_20140630_5 I received 3 products in total and they are Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Radiance Essence ($45.90) Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Multi-Protect UV Fluid SPF 50+ PA+++ ($34.90) Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Radiance Cream ($34.90) About the Products:

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Clinically Proven Results. Powered by clinical strength brightening ingredients, including VITAL-IONS™ and Lily Nectar, Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Radiance Essence, is clinically proven to lighten persistent spots with visible results in just three weeks by inhibiting melanin production.

Do you know? How Melanin Builds Up – As we grow older, our skin’s cellular turnover becomes sluggish. This affects skin’s natural function of expelling melanin and it starts to accumulate within skin – dark spots appear and skin tone becomes uneven, taking away skin’s natural radiance.

-This product aids deep skin renewal at night, helping to make skin look brighter, fairer and more radiant. -Its clinical strength formulation works to reduce melanin production and improves skin tone and clarity, while at the same time providing sufficient hydration for dewy soft, smooth and moisturised skin with youthful luminosity

Additional info: The Synergistic Ingredients Designed to diminish the appearance of persistent dark spots, new Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness features a unique combination of VITAL-IONS™ and Lily Nectar for renewed skin that glows.• VITAL-IONS™ technology uses zinc and copperminerals, known to be catalysts that kickstartthe skin’s cellular renewal, speeding up thedispersion of melanin. • Lily Nectar is the mixture of White Lilyextracts and stabilised Vitamin C tosuppress the production of melanin

To achieve the best results, the  2 products below completes the regime. Check them out!


Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Multi-Protect UV Fluid SPF 50+ PA+++

IMG_20140630_9 Morning/ Day: Shield your skin from damaging UV rays and free radicals with Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Multi-Protect UV Fluid SPF 50+ PA+++

Formulated with Neutrogena’s patented HelioplexTM technology as well as the clinical strength whitening ingredients of VITAL-IONSTM and Lily Nectar, it serves the dual purpose of broad-spectrum protection from harmful UVA/UVB rays and cell revitalisation for renewed radiance. HelioplexTM has been clinically proven to deliver one of the best forms of protection under extreme sun conditions, shielding skin against cellular damage and premature aging that cause fine lines, sagging skin, wrinkles and dark spots.


Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Radiance Cream IMG_20140630_7 Night: Support your skin’s self-repair mode while you sleep with Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Radiance Cream. Apart from its brightening properties, it also infuses skin with deep hydration for dewy, plumped-up skin. Apply over Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Radiance Essence

A luxurious non-oily moisturising formula infused with VITAL-IONSTM and Lily Nectar, it aids deep skin renewal at night, helping to make skin look brighter, fairer and more radiant. Its clinical strength formulation works to reduce melanin production and improves skin tone and clarity, while at the same time providing sufficient hydration for dewy soft, smooth and moisturised skin with youthful luminosity


My Own Experience

I have been using the products for approximately 2 weeks and i have to say, i really like it very very much. Despite the fact that this post is sponsored, i will still give my honest opinion and  the pros and cons i feel about the 3 products.

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After cleansing, i apply the Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Radiance Essence before moisturizer.
It comes in a very innovative double chamber pump. Initially, i felt clumsy while using it because i am not sure where  to press since there are like 2 sides.
But after i got over my bimbo moments, i think it is really easy, all you need to do is just press on the middle of the pump and both sides of the pump will dispense  the cream. It smells extremely good, no strong chemical smell, no strong fragrance but a very mild pleasant smell.

The texture is very smooth and non sticky. When i say non sticky, it is really NOT sticky at all, which i totally love.  The cream is lightweight, it glides on so smoothly all over my face.  Its ability to absorb into the skin is strong because all it takes was a few mins and i feel as though i did not apply anything.

IMG_20140630_11After Cleansing, picture is raw without edit nor filter.

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IMG_20140630_13How the skin looks after application. Pic is not edited & not filtered.

Clinically proven to lighten even the most persistent spots with visible results achieved in just  three weeks! Tested to be effective in erasing a year of accumulated melanin with just one bottle. Apply to skin after cleansing, before moisturizer.

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After which, i apply my own eyecream and also the Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Radiance Cream. Likewise, the Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Radiance Cream feels very light and the smell is not overwhelming too. I love how this ranges of product feels on my skin, easily absorbed and non sticky at all. Also, the cream does makes my face & neck feel very moisturized too.

IMG_20140630_15 IMG_20140630_16 IMG_20140630_17 IMG_20140630_18Applying to whole of face & neck. All 4 pictures above are non edited/filtered. 

When it comes to night cream, i am really particular if it is sticky or not. I hate it whenever the cream feels sticky and i have problem sleeping with sticky cream on my face because i will tend to avoid touching the pillow and i cant turn the way i want in that case.

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I apply the Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Multi-Protect UV Fluid SPF 50+ PA+++ in the morning. I have never bother about all these UV protection stuff and this has to be the first time i am applying something lidat.
This time round, the cream is a little different, it is purple-ish while the other 2 above are white. Like its ‘sisters’ above , this cream is non sticky and smells  very mild and nice.

Because this product also acts like a make up base, i look even more radiant without make up when i go to work in the morning. There are even praises from people around, saying that my skin looks perfect even without make up. Happy to know that but am really glad that despite the ability to look  good,  i am also protecting the skin by applying the Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Multi-Protect UV Fluid SPF 50+ PA+++.

IMG_20140702_6 Actual color, pictures are not edited.IMG_20140702_5Morning skin with Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Multi-Protect UV Fluid SPF 50+ PA+++

My overall conclusion for this line of products is that i  genuinely love it. Even if i am not being sponsored, i will be prepared to invest in this range.

There is not much for me to be unhappy about but if i really have to name the pros and cons, i guess the price will be the only factor that might make me re-consider when i am making my choice. I personally find it abit pricey for the size of the bottles. However, if you compare with other brands which you can find in Watsons and Guardian, it is considered as normal market price.

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Comparing to brands like those you find over counters in the shopping malls, this range is way more affordable. Also, for the efficiency, i would say that it is worth it. I used to have very bad dark spots problem and i never fancy the idea of whitening (i really hate it that the face is white and the body is of a darker tone)

IMG_20140702_4(Picture taken under natural light, no make up, no edit. Dark spots getting less obvious)

However, Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness range does not ‘bleach’ my face but instead, it provides the glow on my skin, lightening dark spots instead. Of course, there are freckles and spots that are stubborn and requires more than just cream (laser is needed) but i am glad the color is turning lighter and is not so obvious anymore 🙂

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I will continue with this range for now, if you would like to find out more, you may visit their relevant and official sites:

 Neutrogena Singapore Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/NeutrogenaSG Whitening page on the Neutrogena Singapore Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/NeutrogenaSG/app_1517933861762645

This post is sponsored by Neutrogena.

Beauty comes in a package – KISS SKINCARE SG & LOVEIGE

Hola folks!

IMG_20140628_1If you notice that i have been more active after  the long hiatus, yeap i am really trying to share as much as i can. Even if it means  that i cant share much about the updates of my life (not like you will be interested anyway because it is always the same old things that is happening.) i would still want  to pen  down on  the products i used and the results they bring.

Reason being, i am the infamous blur sotong. I want to be able to record down what i have used before, where i have eaten before and etc so i will remember in the future. My blog is also a reference for myself since there are so many products in this world, so much food and so many eateries that we patronized. Penning them down helps me to make easier choices in future. Yes, not only blur, i am VERY lazy too.

My blog is known for being honest, even when it comes to sponsored items. As what i mentioned before, because i do not rely on blogging for a living, i want to be credible when it comes to reviews, thus i am able to write what i want to. But i have to emphasize that everyone’s preference is subjective, so whatever that works or does not work for me, might not be doing the same for you ok?

After the sad review about my eyelash extension yesterday (or the day before ah?), today’s review will be better and happier. Haha!

Ok, first and foremost, this review is considered as sponsored, i did not buy the item. But i shall just be honest about the item.

We are looking at the most raved about brand today – KISS Skincare. Recently, i saw plenty of bloggers writing about this product. To be honest, i am very skeptical when it comes to skincare products being advertised crazily by bloggers. No offence to any one of them but very rarely you will read a negative post from them isnt it?

So anyway, i received the bottle of KISS SKINCARE Whitening Collagen Mask 2 weeks back.

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I hafta admit, despite being skeptical, the packaging kinda got me. It just look so pretty. I am not a pink person but somehow, the box and the way it is packaged really caught my attention.

Firstly, a mandatory introduction :

KISS Skincare’s Whitening Collagen Mask is a product of Thailand and is already one of the BEST SELLERS for whitening collagen cream mask. It is co-founded and recommended by Dr Atom of Atom Clinic in Thailand, a famous celebrity doctor known for his celebrity and super model clientèle.
“KISS Skincare Singapore is a local based e-store.They are the Authorizer Sole Distributor for KISS Whitening Collagen Cream mask.
The FIRST in Singapore to present to you the BEST seller KISS Whitening Collagen Cream Mask in Thailand.”

Certified by TFDA (Food and Drug Administration Thailand)
 Certified GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice)

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The KISS Skincare Whitening Collagen Cream Mask (SGD $58)
“.. an overnight concentration collagen cream mask that diminishes the appearance of pores, supports natural nourishment, exfoliates and addresses impurities”
Key points:
– 100% natural ingredients with no trace of steroids or mercury
(Therefore, it is suitable for all skin types, including those with oily and sensitive skin!)
– Formulated with collagen extract, alpha arbutin, vitamin C+ and natural extracts
– Concentrated collagen in mask acts as a regenerative agent to renew your skin cells, thereby making you look younger and more vibrant
– Whitening effect
– Reduces oil secretion
– Gives you a smoother, whiter looking skin
The mask cream is meant for overnight application. It comes in a vacuum cap container.
Well, i believe many of you will be delighted to know this because it definitely helps to ensure that the cream is kept away from the environmental air, thereby keeping it fresh.
IMG_20140629_1No Make Up, No Fliter, No Edit.
If you are a regular reader, you would have known by now that whenever i am reviewing skincare product, i do not alter my pictures to show the results better.
So, the usual, i cleanse, i put my toner and i applied the Kiss Skincare Overnight Mask Cream. I like it that the pump allows users to only dispense what they need. I tend to waste cream as i tend to ‘dig’ and ‘squeeze’ more than what is needed. However, not guilty this time as the pump is a savior for people like me.
This is how my skin looks after the application. Freckles are ugly, so ignore them. Haha.
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The cream has a nice and mild fragrance, i love how it smell (frankly, i cannot stand those chemical smell even if it is very sweet and fragrant)
Upon applying, it glides on my face smoothly and after applying, there is no tingling sensation (i usually get the tingling sensation everytime i use a new cream on my face)
It is considered average for the level of stickiness. It is not very sticky and after half an hour, it is completely ‘smooth’ and kinda ‘dry’ off from my skin. Probably, the absorbency of the product is good, product was in my skin and the pillow was clean the whole night. Haha.
However, i find it a tad ‘dry’ for me. Not sure if it is due to my skin nature (i have dry skin).
Okay, so i woke up and cleanse it off, still feeling very fresh after the cleansing. Face feel smooth, perhaps that’s the collagen part that is working? As for whitening, it does not really whiten me which  i am really relieved. I really do not fancy a piece of white face to go with a not so white body. The face felt ‘fresher’ after the wash.
Overall, i would say  that this product is worth investing (if you calculate, lol) Although $58 is not extremely cheap for a 30ml tub of cream. The amount needed for the face is not alot, the pump does help alot in saving and you only need to use this product 2 times a week! Meaning, you only pump 4 times a week if you need 2 pumps each time.
Quite worth it for an overnight mask cream isnt it?
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Anyway, to make this review even more appetizing. Aspiring Singapore Online Fashion Store LOVEIGE is having a tie up with KISS SKINCARE this July and they are promising the first 5 customers a tub of the Whitening Collagen Mask Cream each with any purchase.
Yeap, ANY PURCHASE! Which also means there is no minimum spending at all.  Which also means that you can choose  to buy one of their sales items and get a tub of Kiss Skincare Whitening Collagen (worht $58) for free!
Despite saying that, LOVEIGE is not compromising on their quality. If you have not already knew, each and every piece of apparel  from LOVEIGE is handpicked and exported with careful consideration. Different real life models will try on the various sizes of every design to make sure that the measurements provided are accurate.
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LOVEIGE always believes in High Fashion at Good Cost.
All Apparels are suitable for students from age 18 to working adults age 40.

Versatility is important to every lady and LOVEIGE totally understands that!
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Although they are not manufacturing at the moment, manufacturing is in the near  future and for now, every design is specially brought in and the chance of having the same piece with others is slim.
If you miss their crazy GSS sale which ended yesterday (items from $13!) Fret Not! This upcoming deal is even more tempting!
Like what LOVEIGE says, Beauty comes in a package. Looking Good has to be from within to dressing up. Head over to http://www.loveige.com and shop away while bringing home a tub of Kiss Skincare Whitening Collagen Mask Cream for yourself! (First come first served basis)
Happy Looking Good this July!
Like LOVEIGE’s FB page at www.facebook.com/loveigesingapore
This post is sponsored (Kiss Skincare)

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