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The truth about Biologique Recherche's Finishing Serums

The truth about Biologique Recherche's Finishing Serums

If you are already acquainted with this amazing French cult brand, then chances are you would have heard about the mystic and rather enigmatic "Finishing Serums". These are a special, unique group of serums sharing similar characteristics: Large molecule size - Finishing serums are not meant to be absorbed into skin as our regular serums tend to do. They were built to sit on top of skin as a protective shield, not allowing external attackers (pollution, free radicals etc) to invade our nicely primed skin. Sophisticated and complex formulations - They may look tiny but are anything but. Once applied, they...

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All About Congested Skin

All About Congested Skin

What is congested skin? Congested skin is marked by clogged skin (tiny bumps), large pores and blackheads. Many do not quite "mature" to a pimple with a "head" but look uneven, bumpy and gives rise to lack-lustre skin. The main culprit for congested skin is poor cellular turnover and increased bacteria colonization. Usually more prevalent for city dwellers like us. A baby's skin cell cycle is very fast which gives rise to silky smooth, pore-less skin. Contrast this with ageing skin - marked by dryness, dehydration, wrinkles. This happens before new skin can emerge, the old skin has been there...

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Biologique Recherche's first tinted serum arrives - how does it stack up?

Biologique Recherche's first tinted serum arrives - how does it stack up?

I'll be honest - the only foundation, Blemish Balm creme, make up primer I have tend to last forever (subtext: hardly been touched). Staying true to not wearing foundation, pressed powder or concealer on regular days, I do use foundation for photo shoots, dinner events and special events. But here's my perennial dilemma, while I enjoy the "flawless" look, a lot of them tend to make me look too porcelain-like; too "perfect"; and unless I add on a high-lighter, it almost somewhat "dulls" my complexion. Plus my skin never felt it could breathe wearing foundation; and if anyone NEEDS to breathe,...

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Why are Antioxidants important for our skin?

Why are Antioxidants important for our skin?

Antioxidants are our first line of defense in anti-ageing as it prevents first signs of pigmentation, dark spots, fine lines and textural changes in skin. Just when we think sunscreen is enough for that, think again. We are constantly exposed to not only UV radiation, but also pollution, ozone, and other harmful visible and non-visible forms of radiation. The role of Antioxidants is a powerful one - they neutralize the damaging effects of free radical reactions that transpire under the surface of our skin.   The problem for me and many others is that until now, it has been challenging finding...

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Which facial best complements the sought after Rejuran (Baby Skin) treatments?

Which facial best complements the sought after Rejuran (Baby Skin) treatments?

I get this question a lot from clients - to answer this, we need to be clear what Rejuran does and why it has been making waves with fabulous reviews in Korea and Asia in general. Rejuran is in essence, Salmon DNA ;which utliizes Polynucleotide (PDRN) (i.e. DNA in short) for skin healing and collagen synthesis. Key benefits include: improvement in Melasma, reduction in pores & redness, re-texturization of skin (think baby soft skin!) lightening of dark eye circles overall rejuvenation smoothening of acne scars   How does Rejuran work? In simple terms, Rejuran teaches our cells to "think young again"...

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